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Edinburgh fringe 2022 week one roundup: from care home tales to a Berlin fetish night

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Day five of the festival. My friend Ani is stretched out, comatose, on a yellow beanbag outside the Pleasance Dome. This is her first fringe and we’re packing as much in to her 24-hour visit as we can. That’s not enou...

Series of explosions hamper attempts to tackle Berlin forest fire

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Repeated explosions have prevented firefighters in Berlin from reaching a blaze in a forest to the south-west of the city that started at a police munitions site used to store second world war bombs. The fire broke ou...

‘The spirit of Love Parade’: organisers to bring techno event home to Berlin

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Neon bodypaint, string vests and no-nonsense four-to-the-floor beats will return to the streets of Berlin this weekend as the legendary Love Parade techno event makes a comeback in the German capital after a hiatus of...

Wings of Desire review – Wim Wenders’ elegiac hymn to a broken cold-war Berlin

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Wim Wenders’ extravagantly wistful, intensely literary romantic fantasy, co-conceived with Peter Handke, is re-released and right now it looks more than anything like an elegiac “city symphony” about Berlin. How extra...

Berlin crash driver had history of mental health problems, authorities say

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A 29-year-old man who killed a teacher and injured 14 children after driving his car into a crowd in Berlin on Wednesday had a history of mental health problems and was probably intending to kill or injure, German aut...

‘We had to do this’: Berlin museum to drop ‘Russian’ from name

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A Berlin museum dedicated to German-Russian relations on the site where the Nazis agreed to unconditionally surrender in 1945 is to drop the word “Russian” from its name before anniversary events to mark the end of th...

Berlin cools pools in ‘political statement’ against Russian gas

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Berlin’s outdoor swimming pools will be two degrees chillier this summer than in previous years, in what the state operator says is its contribution towards reducing German reliance on Russian gas. Water at the German...

Dried flowers take centre stage in a therapist’s Berlin home

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For centuries, flowers have been dried as a way of preserving them to create long-lasting arrangements that could be rearranged and combined in a fresh way. In this eclectic home, belonging to holistic mental wellness...

Zelenskiy invokes fall of Berlin Wall in appeal to German parliament

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Volodymyr Zelenskiy has invoked the fall of the Berlin Wall in an attempt to persuade German MPs to do everything possible to halt Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Speaking to the German parliament via video, the Ukraini...

HipBeat review – Euro-hedonist party central Berlin sparks sexual-identity crisis

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From Wings of Desire to Run Lola Run, from Cate Shortland’s Berlin Syndrome to one-take wonder Victoria, quite a few film-makers have been seduced by the liberating possibilities of the German capital. But too much fr...

My Berlin meeting with an ex Nazi

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I sent Ewald Althans a message suggesting we meet in a coffee shop, not far from my East Berlin hotel. I thought it might be a more relaxed place in which to talk. He declined. “I do not feel too comfy any more sittin...

Berlin honours couple who helped Jewish families flee Nazi Germany

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A Berlin couple who dedicated themselves to spiriting Jewish families and political dissidents out of Nazi Germany via a clandestine network disguised as an English-language tutoring service have been honoured in the ...

Berlin urged to speed up resettlement of Afghans who worked for military

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The German government is under pressure to accelerate the process by which hundreds of Afghans who worked for the military are able to resettle in Germany amid fears for their lives if they stay in their home country....

US-Germany rift as Berlin opposes plan to ditch Covid vaccine patents

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The US and Germany are at odds on the issue of waivers for patents on Covid-19 vaccines, as Berlin argued that a waiver would not increase production and would inhibit future private sector research. The disagreement ...

Rausings targeted in protest against Berlin bookshop eviction

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A UK-based Swedish multi-billionaire family known for their philanthropic donations to literature, libraries and other arts, has become the target of angry protests in Berlin over the eviction of a community bookshop ...

Germany’s highest court rules Berlin rent cap illegal

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Germany’s highest court has ruled that a rent cap imposed by the Berlin state government is illegal, dealing a huge blow to those who have campaigned to keep the city affordable. The constitutional court in Karlsruhe ...

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