Christoph Schäublin, director of foundation of the Swiss Kunstmuseum in Bern: “Works that proven or very likely to be looted art don’t as a rule come over the threshold of the Kunstmuseum Berne.” Photograph: Britta Pedersen/EPA

Berne museum accepts art from controversial Gurlitt family collection

Facebook has argued that 25,000 users of its social network who joined a class action lawsuit against the company’s data collection practices are not legally capable.

Some 25,000 users involved in Austrian case

 Adolf Hitler outside Landsberg prison after he was released from it in 1924. While serving his sentence at Landsberg he wrote his ‘Mein Kampf’. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Munich has been accused of not quite coming to terms with Hitler’s legacy

‘I have yet to find any compelling data to suggest that German banks were over-represented in Irish banks just before the bailout’ Photograph: Getty Images

Opinion: The suggestion that German banks had a kamikaze fascination with Ireland touches an Irish victim button but stems from co(...)

Currywurst sausages and fries at Konnopke’s in Berlin. Photograph: Adam Berry/Getty Images

Given all the historical and religious baggage, it’s perhaps no surprise that Berliners have a complex, often contradictory relati(...)

Pope Benedict: in his original essay, the then Fr Joseph Ratzinger wrote that marriage was indissoluble in the eyes of the Catholic Church.   Photograph: Giampiero Sposito/Reuters

Document touches on debate over whether divorcees should be excluded from sacrament

German chancellor Angela Merkel has warned Russia she would not allow it “trample on international law” and undermine the peaceful post-Cold War order in Europe. Photograph: Paul Miller/EPA

Key to solving conflict lies in preserving strong Russian-German relations, says Putin

German chancellor Angela Merkel with economic expert Peter Bofinger; and minister of labour and social affairs Andrea Nahles, after receiving the German Council of Economic Experts’ report.

State-appointed experts say her policies are undermining growth in Germany

A light shines during the citizens’ festival at Brandenburg Gate. Photograph: Kay Nietfeld/EPA

Germany celebrates 25th anniversary of momentous event that ended 28 years of division

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