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New mural for Berlin suburb.

The district of Hellersdorf-Marzahn on the outskirts of eastern Berlin is to receive a facelift in the form of a giant mural dedicated to the historic architecture of European cities. The work will be...
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Construction of new US embassy finished.

The final stone has been laid on the new US embassy on Pariser Platz, the site of Americas pre-war mission in Berlin from 1939-41. The topping-out ceremony, presided over by Berlins recently re-electe...
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Berlin to get St Christophers Inn.

Popular backpacker and independent hostels chain St Christophers Inn is to open a branch in Berlin in the recently renovated and extended Circus Hostel on Rosa Luxembourg Strasse in Berlin-Mitte. A ne...
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Proposals for ex-parliament site.

While construction workers continue to dismantle East Germanys former parliament building the Palast der Republik the debate rages over the future of the site in central Berlin. The German parliamen...
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Remains of Berlin Wall to be restored.

City council officials have approved a 40 million plan to protect and restore the remains of the wall that used to separate communist East Berlin from West Berlin. Currently 25 of the 34 remaining sec...
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Racist attacks dominate news.

Neo-Nazi activity continues to make headlines ahead of the football World Cup, which begins in Germany on 9 June. Now Berlin regional assembly politician Giyasettin Sayan, a German of Turkish origin,...
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Confucius Institute founded.

The Berlin Free University and the Peking university have co-founded the first school of Confucius studies in Germany. On 27 April, the Chinese ambassador Ma Chanrong, the president of Peking Universi...
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Pre-empting World Cup racism.

Following the near-fatal bashing of a black German man in Potsdam last week, the Africa Council is planning to issue a brochure to World Cup visitors indicating no-go areas in Berlin and other parts o...
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Police at Neuklln school.

The Rtli school in the Berlin suburb of Neuklln has had to call in the police to control student violence and ensure that weapons are kept out of the school grounds. School psychologists and social wo...
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Rail station ready for World Cup.

Berlins new Hauptbahnhof railway station will be inaugurated on 28 May, just before the World Cup football series kicks off in June. The gigantic new station, built over ten years and at a cost of 700...
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Police recruit ethnic minorities.

Berlin police department wants to include at least 20 ethnic minority recruits in its annual intake of 200 officers this year. Members of the Turkish, Arab, Polish, Serbo-Croat and Russian communities...
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Brandenburg opens World Cup.

Following the cancellation of the opening gala extravaganza planned for the World Cup at the Berlin Olympic stadium, the mayor of Berlin has announced that celebrations will go ahead anyway. The venue...
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World Cup safety

A survey published on 10 January by the German consumer watchdog Sifting Warentest claims that the World Cup football stadiums in Berlin, Kaiserslautern, Leipzig, and Gelsenkirchen are substantially u...
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Irish investors eye property.

Some 600 million of Irish capital could be invested in the German capital over the next two years, according to investment fund managers. Residential properties in Berlin in particular are considered...
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Germans to get biometric passports.

Biometric passports have already been introduced in the United States and Canada and the member states of the European Union have agreed to use the new system in Europe in an effort to fight terrorism...
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Germany to raise retirement age

The new government in Germany is working on plans to take the pressure off the nations pension bills by keeping people in the workforce longer. The labour and social affairs minister and vice-chancell...
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Nuclear power nein danke.

A recent poll by the Enmid institute has found that 70 per cent of Germans want to end dependence on nuclear energy in their country. However given current prices, fossil fuels are not seen as a viabl...
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German as a second language

The Eberhard Klein school in the down-market Kreuzberg district of Berlin has recently gained a certain degree of celebrity since the last four German pupils left it has become Germanys only state sc...
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A virtual walk along the wall.

There is little left of the famous wall that once separated East and West Berlin. Since its celebrated fall in 1989, most of it has been pulled down, souvenired or sold off, and visiting tourists have...


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