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The problem of Muslim immigrants bringing anti-Semitism into Germany has since been publicly acknowledged, even by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose unchanging course for an open-door policy has cost her a chunk of her former ratings and boosted her right-wing opponents. “We have a new ...
Given the fact that these two countries are warmer and sunnier and have more beaches than Germany, this isn't surprising. Nonetheless, the land of Bier und Bratwurst is still a hot destination for Brits seeking to move abroad, at least within the EU. So where exactly do they all flock to? Berlin the top state for ...

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos received a hostile reception when he arrived in the German capital to pick up an innovation award on Tuesday (Apr. 24). ... Verdi has for years been a constant thorn in Amazon's side in Germany, organizing workers strikes to demand improved pay and working conditions.
BERLIN -- Germans of various faiths donned Jewish skullcaps and took to the streets Wednesday in several cities to protest an anti-Semitic attack in ... The kippa protest was triggered by the daytime assault last week of two young men wearing skullcaps in an upscale neighborhood in the German capital.
Ryan Harty, a 34-year-old from Denton, Texas, who moved to Berlin more than a decade ago and now works for Germany's national association of food banks, joined the resistance march even though his $700-a-month rent has not risen in 10 years and is unlikely to, thanks to rent control. He said he joined ...
BERLIN (AFP) - Germany put on trial on Tuesday (April 24) the only suspect held over what it calls a brazen Cold War-style kidnapping by Vietnamese ... German prosecutors are investigating a high-ranking Vietnamese security official, General Duong Minh Hung, who allegedly commanded the abduction ...

Most of the letters come from Berlin, but a few were sourced from elsewhere in Germany and beyond. Old shop signs, logos, and letters fill the space. Some are arranged by color, while others are clumped together to form an eclectic alphabet soup. Abandoned neon signs buzz and glow within the darker corners. The letters ...
... million) worth of funds that disappeared from an account belonging to a former East German export company at a private Swiss bank. The case is part of a larger attempt by Berlin to track down funds that disappeared during the tumultuous period brought about by the collapse of communist East Germany.
Josef Schuster, the president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, told Berlin public radio that Jews should exercise caution in big cities. His comments come ahead of a "Berlin Wears Kippah" solidarity march in the German capital on Wednesday. Last week, two young men wearing kippahs were assaulted in the city.
The accused – a Vietnamese-Czech man identified only as Long N.H., 47 – allegedly rented and delivered the van that was used in last July's abduction of a fugitive Vietnamese state company official in a Berlin park. The kidnapped man, Trinh Xuan Thanh, 52, who was seeking political asylum in Germany, ...
BERLIN: German prosecutors on Tuesday (Apr 3) asked a court to order the extradition to Spain of Catalonia's ousted president Carles Puigdemont on a rebellion charge following his arrest in Germany last month. The request comes after demonstrations by independence supporters at the weekend in ...
BERLIN—German Chancellor Angela Merkel is embarking on a fourth term in office after a struggle to form a new government that was prolonged in part by ... to help rebuild the nation after World War II, the nation's school system hasn't changed in structure, arguably much to the detriment of non-Germans.
Despite an overproliferation of cars on Germany's streets, cities have taken new measures against rental bikes as more and more people complain that free-standing cycles are cluttering sidewalks. Even the German Cycling Association (ADFC) has admitted that the "outstanding idea" of leave-anywhere ...
Julius Baer continues its rapid expansion in Germany, Europe's largest economy. The private bank ... Christian Liste, head of Bethmann Bank in Berlin, has joined Julius Baer together with a team of colleagues, according to a report by «Private Banking Magazin» (German language). With a team of local ...
Before Berlin was so radically and comprehensively gentrified, I lived in a fourth floor apartment of a crumbling house whose windows looked across a concrete yard into an apartment of an old man. We largely kept different hours, and he to himself. As such, our exchanges never progressed beyond the ...
On Friday, the Aksemsettin Mosque - belonging to the Muslim-Turkish association Islamic Community National View (IGMG) - in the town of Lauffen am Neckar was also attacked. Germany has a three million-strong Turkish community, many of whom are second and third-generation German-born citizens of ...
A Berlin police spokeswoman confirmed to DW that three men, all Berlin-born German citizens of "migrant background," were escorted off the ITB. She also said that no charges had been pressed and that there was no criminal investigation. She said two of the men were aged 19 and one was aged 21, but ...

As such, the #MeToo debate looks set to dominate conversation for a long time to come. Nuanced interpretation and all. In Berlin and beyond, British-born Tamsin Walker takes a closer look at some of the quirks and perks of life in Germany, which has been her home for almost 20 years. She tweets as @ ...
EARLY in “Babylon Berlin”, a lavish new television series, Gereon Rath, a police detective from Cologne, is sent to the German capital in 1929 to investigate a mafia pornography ring. Extremists have taken to the streets. The parallels between then and now are glaring. Moka Efti, the meticulously recreated ...
That includes German and ethics courses for refugees, optimally for all of them,” the Social Democrat added. The interior minister was responding to a long report published by Tagesspiegel on Tuesday which asked whether Berlin was becoming “a place of fear.” The newspaper reported on the individual ...
Germany's highest criminal court has struck down the life sentences given for the fatal effect of an illegal race in the German capital. The case will now be retried — at ... A Berlin court had rendered that verdict last year in a case that attracted considerable media attention. Defense attorneys have argued that ...
Berlin is set inside a gorgeously restored historic building that dates back to 1913. The rooms and public areas are stylish and subtly exotic, with handmade Iranian carpets, designer lights and furniture throughout. The chic ground floor hosts a stage for regular live music concerts, a dapper restaurant and ...
The first time I left Berlin I was a very small German person with an American mother, a German father and a very odd accent in English. ... After a year of American kindergarten, I didn't remember much about Germany except for the pink marzipan piglets they sold in pastry shops and my babysitter Gerde.
He had been given the kippah a few days before by a friend from Israel who had told him it was dangerous to wear one in Berlin and he wanted to see if that was true. Germany's Jewish population has grown rapidly since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Before 1989, the population was below 30,000 but an influx ...
anti-Semitism, Berlin, Germany Not the happiest days of their lives. Source: picture alliance / dpa. It's not your average school bullying case. A Berlin father told a local newspaper that his little girl was picked on and abused for being a Jew. On one occasion, a classmate at the Paul Simmel Elementary ...
High levels of diesel emissions in city air have been a hot topic in Germany since the world's largest carmaker Volkswagen admitted in 2015 to manipulating 11 million vehicles worldwide to fool regulatory tests. The country -- along with a slew of others -- has also failed to hit a Brussels deadline to bring air ...
But representatives of Berlin's conservative CDU and far-right populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) parties officially protested in Berlin's governing Senate last Thursday. .... Gay and childless heterosexual German couples seeking to have children by non-traditional means have gained a small victory.
Not only did his prestige demand it, so did vengeance for the bloody trail of atrocities and destruction sown by the Germans all the way to Moscow and ... their orders—Zhukov would drive on Berlin from the center and north, while Koniev hit Berlin from the south, enveloping the immense German capital in a ...
The romantic drama stars Franz Rogowski and Sandra Huller (Toni Erdmann) as late-night shift workers in a big-box grocery store in eastern Germany who slowly develop feelings for one another. Music Box Films picked up U.S. rights to the title shortly before its world premiere in Berlin. The Ecumenical ...
Leading German directors lauded the diversity of their country's cinema during a wide-ranging debate on Monday at Berlin's Soho House, staged by Variety and German Films. Six helmers — Emily ... Her films, including Berlinale competition title “3 Days in Quiberon,” have often been shot outside Germany.
The modern-day thriller, loosely based on Patrick Suskind's best-seller of the same name, will bow on Netflix outside German-speaking territories. Netflix has boarded Perfume, a dark German-language thriller series from producers Constantin Film and network ZDFneo loosely based on the global ...
Alexander van Dulmen and Stephan Wagner joint venture production has secured rights to non-fiction bestseller 'Die Getriebenen,' which chronicles the German leader's decisions during the 2015 refugee crisis. Carte Blanche International (CBI) the new production group set up by German industry ...
The planned pipeline is “unnecessary, detrimental and divisive” and would make an all-out Russo-Ukrainian war more likely, German daily Die Welt cited Morawiecki as saying ahead of his visit to Berlin. Asked whether his trip would be a "new opening" in relations between Poland and Germany, ...
Hit local laffers 'Suck Me Shakespeer 3,' 'Hot Dog' and 'Welcome to Germany' sell to dozens of international buyers. Picture Tree International is laughing all the way to the bank, as the German sales outfit closed multiple deals for its slate of local-language comedies at Berlin's European Film Market.
Compared to other cities in Germany I have visited, Berlin didn't even feel entirely German, but considering we were served currywurst and plenty of guys were drinking beer, it still retains a part of the traditional German identity. This comes together in a backdrop of modern and old, with the Fernsehturm (TV ...
For many Germans, Chancellor Angela Merkel's proposed coalition is a bridge too wobbly to hold the weight of a nation. As Tamsin ... In Berlin and beyond, British-born Tamsin Walker takes a closer look at some of the quirks and perks of life in Germany, which has been her home for almost 20 years.
Despite another unfortunate scheduling overlap with the Chinese New Year — the most important family holiday in the world's most populous nation — a delegation of Chinese film industry officials will be arriving in the German capital during the Berlin International Film Festival later this week to participate ...
When Kosslick took over Berlin in 2001, his credentials were not one of a professional aesthete — as are many programmers at film festivals — but that of a working film business professional; his last job was as head of the Filmstiftung NRW, one of Germany's most important cinema funds. But a main ...
Facebook's privacy practices are deemed unlawful by Germany. A Berlin regional court has ruled that Facebook's privacy settings and its use of personal data are against German consumer law. The decision was made after the VZBV group – a federation of German consumer organisations – successfully ...
Amazon on Tuesday unveiled its latest German series, “Beat,” a crime drama set in Berlin's club scene. ... Prime Video to provide Prime members with unique series and films of the highest caliber that tell surprising and exciting stories,” said Christoph Schneider, managing director of Prime Video Germany.
Last week, the barrier that once divided Berlin, Germany and the world quietly passed an equinox of German unity. The wall was gone for as long as it stood: 28 years, 2 months and 26 days. Roughly one generation lived with the wall. Roughly one generation has now lived without it. There is poetry in that ...
The weirdly permissive 15-year blip in history between the end of World War I and Hitler's election as Chancellor of Germany in 1933, known as the Weimar ... You can catch Babylon Berlin on Netflix in its original language (German) with English subtitles, but a dubbed English version is also available for ...
It's a grey, rainy day in Berlin, and on the banks of the river Spree, next to the famous electronic music club Kater Blau, filmmaker Tom Tykwer is sitting in .... Some critics came up with this term “German angst” to refer to your show as well as Dark, a German Netflix production that has found some admirers in ...
With a youthful gleam in his eye, Berlin lawyer Remo Klinger is a perfectly cast David to face down the Goliath that is the German motor industry and what he sees as its cosy cartel with politicians. The 48 year-old has in his sights the engine invented in Germany by Rudolf Diesel in 1903, but which for the ...
Carnival came to Berlin in different stages. When Prussians occupied the region in western Germany — including Cologne, carnival's virtual epicenter — in 1815, they couldn't avoid catching the carnival bug. German reunification triggered the next wave, when thousands of officials and their families ...
If the UK wants to secure favourable terms during the Brexit negotiations, it will be crucial to win the support of Germany. But what are Germany's key priorities? Luuk Molthof writes that the 2015 Greek debt negotiations offer some insights into the German approach, and that the UK is likely to be ...
FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2018 file photo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a joint press conference with the Chancellor of Austria Sebastian Kurz after a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany. Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 that, “as Germans we are responsible for the ...
Over 10,000 visitors are expected to attend the 22nd Berlin & Beyond Film Festival in San Francisco, according to the event organizers at the city's Goethe Institut. The festival, which will screen 18 contemporary German-language films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, runs from February 9 – 15.
When a hobby historian revealed he discovered an overlooked section of the Berlin Wall last month, it stirred international interest and local confusion. ... Relying instead on a map of the 43 kilometers (27 miles) of what the East German authorities used to term the anti-fascist protection rampart, I headed up ...
Architect Piero Zanatta has teamed with restaurateur Giacomo Mannucci to open To The Bone, a slick Italian steakhouse in Berlin's artfully scruffy Torstrasse. Referencing the pair's Italian heritage as well as the urban surroundings of its location in the city's Mitte district, patrons enter via a neon-lit frontage ...


 

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