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Teachers to strike nationwide from Monday
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Teachers to strike nationwide from Monday

Teachers all over the country are expected to stike starting Monday, German education trade union GEW said, after negotiations with the wage commission of the federal states (TdL) failed to achieve results. READ  

German Jews warned off kippahs in Muslim areas
Josef Schuster, president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany. Photo: DPA

German Jews warned off kippahs in Muslim areas

Josef Schuster, president of the Central Council of Jews, said on Thursday that Jewish people should avoid making themselves too visible in “problem neighbourhoods”. READ  

Merkel talks refugees, Ukraine with Swedish PM
Chancellor Angela Merkel greets Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven at the Chancellery in Berlin. Photo: DPA

Merkel talks refugees, Ukraine with Swedish PM

Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven in Berlin on Wednesday for talks on the two countries' shared migration and integration concerns. Between them, Germany and Sweden take in more asylum seekers from Syria than the rest of the EU combined. READ  

Berlin rapper's stunt sets off homophobia row
Photo: Bass Sultan Hengzt

Berlin rapper's stunt sets off homophobia row

Berlin rapper Bass Sultan Hengzt released an album cover calculated to smoke out homophobia among listeners, prompting what Germans love to call a “Sh*tstorm”. READ  

JobTalk Germany: Entrepreneur series
The startup getting men properly dressed
"Real men have someone shop for them" is Outfittery's motto. Photo: Emma Anderson

The startup getting men properly dressed

In our weekly feature series, The Local looks into a successful entrepreneur's life - the story behind their successes, major challenges and how being an entrepreneur changed them forever. This week, Emma Anderson talks to Anna Alex, co-founder of Berlin-based Outfittery. READ  

Measles kill toddler as Berlin school closes
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Measles kill toddler as Berlin school closes

UPDATE: Health authorities in Berlin announced a toddler has succumbed to measles. Earlier, a school in a Berlin suburb was closed because of a pupil infected with the disease. The capital is battling its most serious outbreak since 2001. READ  

Ex-Rolls Royce exec takes over BER airport
Karsten Mühlenfeld. Photo: DPA

Ex-Rolls Royce exec takes over BER airport

Berlin's beleaguered BER airport, currently delayed four years past its original opening date, has a new boss in former Rolls Royce manager Karsten Mühlenfeld, it was announced at the weekend. READ  

Berlin U-Bahn attacker sets girls' hair on fire
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Berlin U-Bahn attacker sets girls' hair on fire

Police are urgently searching for a man who allegedly set fire to the hair of young women in Berlin underground train stations, after a fresh report of another incident at Ostbahnhof. READ  

Eviction doesn't scare Berlin Airbnb hosts
A screenshot of the Airbnb website.

Eviction doesn't scare Berlin Airbnb hosts

Airbnb users in Berlin told The Local that they wouldn't be put off the service, despite a court deciding that landlords could evict tenants who use it to sublet their apartments. READ  

Ukraine crisis
Government condemns Ukraine rebel advance
Ukrainian government troops ride a tank on the way out of Debaltseve on Wednesday. Photo: DPA

Government condemns Ukraine rebel advance

The German government said on Wednesday that pro-Russian rebels' advance into the eastern Ukrainian city of Debaltseve was a serious breach of ceasefire terms agreed last week in Minsk. READ  

Politician wants last call on late-night beers
Day drinking it is! Photo: DPA

Politician wants last call on late-night beers

A municipal politician is saying that Berlin needs to reconsider its alcohol sales rules and is proposing a ban on booze sales between 10pm and 5am. READ  

Iran win at Berlinale a 'free speech triumph'
Hana Saeidi wipes tears of joy after collecting the Golden Bear on behalf of her uncle. Photo: DPA

Iran win at Berlinale a 'free speech triumph'

The Berlin film festival wrapped up Sunday after awarding its Golden Bear top prize to Iranian dissident director Jafar Panahi, in a move hailed as a triumph for freedom of expression. READ  

Anti-Semitism group without Jews sparks row
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Anti-Semitism group without Jews sparks row

Jewish groups say that there is no easy fix to the Interior Ministry's mistake of launching an anti-semitism commission without a single member of Jewish heritage. READ  

Berlinale
Wenders takes Golden Bear for a lifetime in film
Wim Wenders with his Golden Bear award. Photo: DPA

Wenders takes Golden Bear for a lifetime in film

Renowned director German Wim Wenders was presented with the Berlinale's Golden Bear for a lifetime of movie achievements on Thursday evening. READ  

One-way ticket to Mars is student's dream
Denis Newiak. Photo: DPA

One-way ticket to Mars is student's dream

It may not seem a great offer, but for 200,000 applicants, a planned 2024 space flight with no return to the Red Planet is the final-frontier jackpot. Potsdam student Denis Newiak has made it to the last 660. READ  

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