Read more about the article How I Gave Communism The Kiss Off Says Berlin Wall Boss
Former East German border guard officer Harald Jaeger, 79, poses in undated photo. He disobeyed orders and opened the Bornholmer Street border crossing of the Berlin Wall on Nov. 9, 1989. (Newsflash)

How I Gave Communism The Kiss Off Says Berlin Wall Boss

A former East German Berlin Wall border guard officer has revealed how he went against orders to open the gates that led to the collapse of communism. Harald Jaeger - now 79 - was deputy chief of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) border checkpoint at Bornholmer Strasse in East Berlin's…

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Read more about the article Twin Pandas Celebrate Third Birthday At Zoo Berlin
The third birthday of pandas Pit and Paule at Zoo Berlin in Berlin, Germany. (Berlin Zoological Gardens/Newsflash)

Twin Pandas Celebrate Third Birthday At Zoo Berlin

https://youtu.be/ixOXxVAaJ84 Berlin Zoological Gardens/Newsflash This video shows adorable panda twins having a very 'chill' party in celebration of their 3rd birthday. According to Zoo Berlin, birthday boys Pit and Paule have now become teenagers, counting in panda years. The zoo decided to surprise the 'teens' by treating them to a…

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Read more about the article Scientists To Use Moondust And 3D Printers To Build Lunar Settlements
The MOONRISE technology shall be used on the Moon, where it will melt lunar dust with a laser. (LZH/Newsflash)

Scientists To Use Moondust And 3D Printers To Build Lunar Settlements

Space scientists are planning to turn lunar dust into the raw material for 3D printers to construct settlements and landing pads on the Moon. The project - being carried out by scientists from the Hannover Laser Centre (LZH) and the Berlin Technical University (TU Berlin) - has already been tried…

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Read more about the article Looted Benin Bronzes Returned By Germany
One of the first two artifacts that were returned to Nigeria representing a memorial head of a king dating back to the 18th century, III C. (Ethnological Museum of the Berlin State Museums, Prussian Cultural Heritage, Martin Franken/Newsflash)

Looted Benin Bronzes Returned By Germany

German authorities have returned the first of a treasure trove of bronzes looted from West Africa during the colonial era. The sculptures - known as the Benin Bronzes - were taken from the Kingdom of Benin in the 19th century while Europe was carving up the continent's treasures. Now the…

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Read more about the article 101-Year-Old SS Guard Guilty Over Murder Of 3,518 Victims
The 100-year-old former concentration camp guard Josef S. (left), hiding his face in court. (Newsflash)

101-Year-Old SS Guard Guilty Over Murder Of 3,518 Victims

A 101-year-old Nazi death camp SS guard has been jailed for five years over the murder of 3,518 people. Josef Schuetz had told a German court he was just a farmhand who had worked nearby. He is understood to be the oldest Nazi war criminal ever to stand trial. But…

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Read more about the article Neo Nazi Fight Club Uncovered In Berlin
A shirt from Greifvogel Wear. (Newsflash)

Neo Nazi Fight Club Uncovered In Berlin

A neo-Nazi ‘fight club’ has been discovered in operation at a Berlin sports centre. The right-wing martial arts group was discovered holding fight sessions at the Rennbahn sports facility in the area of Weissensee in the German capital Berlin without the permission or knowledge of the local authorities, according to…

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Read more about the article Tesla To Create Huge Car Hub In Europe
Tesla giga factory Berlin Brandenburg can start operating in Germany. (Courtesy of Tesla, Inc./Newsflash)

Tesla To Create Huge Car Hub In Europe

Multi-billionaire Elon Musk is reportedly aiming to expand his Tesla factory in Germany to create the electric car firm's first major hub in Europe. Just two months ago (March), Musk and German leader Olaf Scholz opened a new USD-5.5-billion factory just outside Berlin, the German capital. The plant covers a…

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Read more about the article 93 Year Old German Holocaust Denier Back In Jail
Nazi grandma Ursula Haverbeck (93) who denied holocaust, sent back to jail after court rejects appeal in Berlin. (Newsflash)

93 Year Old German Holocaust Denier Back In Jail

A 93-year-old German woman has been given jail for the second time in four years for Holocaust denial - just days after her release from her previous sentence. 'Nazi Grandma' Ursula Haverbeck, 93, hit headlines in May 2018 when she went on the run to escape a two-and-a-half-year jail sentence…

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Read more about the article Electric Brain Shocks Could Help Stroke Victims Recover Say Scientists
People affected by a stroke are often unable to use their arm at all or only to a very limited extent according to the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences located in the German city of Leipzig. (MPI CBS/Newsflash)

Electric Brain Shocks Could Help Stroke Victims Recover Say Scientists

German researchers have discovered that paralysed stroke victims could recover significant mobility after receiving electric current to their brains Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPI CBS) in Leipzig, the University Medical Centre Halle, and the Charite-Universitaetsmedizin in Germany's capital, Berlin, revealed that such…

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Read more about the article Fritzi The Racoon Becomes Insta Star After Being Rescued As Baby
Fritzi with a raccoon friend in Berlin, Germany. (@fritzi_the_rescue_racoon/Newsflash)

Fritzi The Racoon Becomes Insta Star After Being Rescued As Baby

Meet Fritzi the racoon, who has become an online sensation after being rescued by a Berlin vet as a young kit. Female racoon Fritzi has been living with veterinarian Dr Mathilde Laininger and Nadja Michael in the German capital Berlin after having been found by children when she was only…

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