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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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Historic theatre to reopen.

The historic Admiralspalast theatre on the Friedrichstrasse in former East Berlin is to reopen this August after nine years with Berthold Brechts classic Threepenny Opera directed by Austrian actor Kl...
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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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Court gives go-ahead for airport.

Germanys Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig has given the green light to construction of the controversial Berlin-Brandenburg International airport (BBI) on the site of the old East Berlin airpor...
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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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Demolition for East German hotel.

Yet another reminder of East Germanys communist past, the Soviet-style Hotel Unter den Linden is to be demolished to make way for an eight-storey block of shops, offices and apartments. The hotel on t...
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Residents in court to oppose new airport.

Germanys administrative court in Leipzig is currently hearing complaints filed by over 4,000 residents who are to be affected by the expansion of the Schnefeld Airport on the south-eastern outskirts o...
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Short films on the underground.

Berlins underground network is playing host to a series of international short films until 7 February as part of the Going Underground film festival, now in its fifth year. The short films, shown on s...
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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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Baltic Sea autobahn completed.

After 11 years and 2 billion, the four-lane A20 autobahn from the western German city of Lbeck to Stettin in Poland has finally beeen completed. The 325-km motorway runs parallel to the Baltic Sea and...
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Bode Museum officially re-opens.

The new minister for transport, construction and housing, Wolfgang Tiefensee, has officially opened the renovated Bode Museum on Berlins museum island on the Spree river. The opening ceremony offered...
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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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From parilament to hotel

To a chorus of protest, the German government has disclosed the results of a feasibility study to tear down the former Palace of the Republic in East Berlin. In its place, the government plans to rebu...
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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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