The German Protestant church's top jurist says Germany should remove blasphemy from its penal code. The post-attack edition of Paris' Charlie Hebdo magazine has reached 7 million despite Muslim protest worldwide.
More than three million Germans can barely make ends meet despite being in work, according to a German newspaper. Growing numbers of struggling workers are cutting back on heating and food.
DW's Berlin columnists - all English-speakers who have lived in the German capital for many years - bring you an insider's perspective on cultural life in one of the world's most vibrant cities.