Myanmar opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi has begun a three-day visit to the German capital. The iconic Myanmar opposition leader met with President Joachim Gauck and Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The German government says former President Christian Wulff will visit Saudi Arabia to give Germany's condolences on the death of King Abdullah. The choice is a slightly unusual one for Germany.
Members of the government and Muslim groups were among the many gathered at the Brandenburg Gate to promote interfaith understanding on Tuesday. 'We are all Germany,' President Joachim Gauck declared in his speech.
German Chancellor Merkel has offered Moscow possible trade cooperation deals if a resolution to the conflict in Ukraine is found, a German paper has said. The report comes amid an upsurge in clashes in Ukraine.
The interreligious vigil held in Berlin for the victims of the Paris attacks was moving. But the words uttered by religious representatives and the German president must be followed by actions, writes Marcel Fürstenau.
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