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Expats reveal another side of Berlin Wall
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Expats reveal another side of Berlin Wall

Two expats who walked the Mauerweg - the 160-kilometre trail that runs the length of the former Berlin Wall - have written a book about forgotten aspects of its past and present. READ  

Ex-boss of Berlin Airport farce gets €1.2m
Rainer Schwarz at a court hearing in September into the case. Photo: DPA

Ex-boss of Berlin Airport farce gets €1.2m

The man who was blamed for Berlin's miserable attempt to build a new airport must be paid more than €1 million - after being fired. READ  

Refugee Crisis
Now Berlin turns to tents to house refugees
A refugee protests on the roof of the former Gerhart Hauptmann School in Berlin. Photo: DPA

Now Berlin turns to tents to house refugees

Berlin has turned to huge tents and shipping containers to shelter growing numbers of refugees. With winter approaching, city politicians have called on the federal government for help. READ  

Man leaps with son, 5, from third-floor window
Schönhauser Allee in Berlin. Photo: DPA

Man leaps with son, 5, from third-floor window

A father and his young son are in serious condition after police and firefighters were called to their home in northeast Berlin early on Wednesday morning. READ  

Kerry's challenge to Russia at Berlin Wall
US Secretary of State John Kerry at the Berlin Wall. Photo: DPA

Kerry's challenge to Russia at Berlin Wall

US Secretary of State John Kerry visited remnants of the Berlin Wall on Wednesday and warned that East-West tensions again threaten freedom in Europe, 25 years after its collapse. READ  

Fourth time lucky for free Berlin WiFi?
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Fourth time lucky for free Berlin WiFi?

Berlin's bid to set up a free city-wide wireless network has so far come to nothing. But city bosses are now trying for a fourth time - and hope to have the project running next year. READ  

Train Strike
Buses up prices, football fans brawl, trains return
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Buses up prices, football fans brawl, trains return

UPDATE: Deutsche Bahn trains are chugging along again after a 50-hour train strike cost the service "tens of millions" and brought travel headaches across the country, leaving millions of passengers struggling for transportation over the weekend as well as at least one mass brawl in its tracks. READ  

Criminals blow Berlin Sparkasse wide open
The damaged bank branch. Photo: DPA

Criminals blow Berlin Sparkasse wide open

Criminals robbed a Berliner Sparkasse bank branch early on Sunday morning - using a bomb. READ  

Michael Müller will be Berlin's next mayor
Michael Müller. Photo: DPA

Michael Müller will be Berlin's next mayor

Berlin’s development senator, who led the controversial project to develop Tempelhof Airport, will be the capital’s next mayor. Michael Müller won almost 60 percent of the vote among members of the ruling Social Democratic Party (SPD) on Saturday. READ  

Tourist beaten up and robbed in Berlin
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Tourist beaten up and robbed in Berlin

A tourist is in hospital after being beaten up and robbed in Berlin on Thursday night. READ  

Germanwings pilots walkout for 12 hours
All was quiet in the Germanwings area of Stuttgart Airport. Photo: DPA

Germanwings pilots walkout for 12 hours

UPDATE: Hard on the heels of the train drivers’ strike, Germanwings pilots walked out on Thursday. The airline says around 100 flights - a fifth of its services - have been cancelled. READ  

Trains return to normal after 14-hour strike
Germanwings will be grounded on Thursday, while delays continue on the trains. Photo: DPA

Trains return to normal after 14-hour strike

UPDATE: Delays and cancellations plagued commuters on Thursday morning as Deutsche Bahn (DB) recovered from a train drivers' strike, but services are now largely back to normal. READ  

Berlin robbers hand back uncool mobile phone
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Berlin robbers hand back uncool mobile phone

Three muggers were arrested by Berlin police on Wednesday after an unproductive night of robbery. READ  

Train drivers to strike on Wednesday for 14 hours
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Train drivers to strike on Wednesday for 14 hours

Germany’s rail network will come to an abrupt halt on Wednesday when the country’s train drivers strike for 14 hours. READ  

'Isis threat to Germany deserves more attention'
Police patrol the streets of Hamburg on Friday October 10th following violence between Kurds and Muslim fundamentalists in the city. Photo: DPA

'Isis threat to Germany deserves more attention'

The Isis threat to Germany must be challenged with more police resources, a prominent Bundestag member said on Tuesday. READ  

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