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Court grants kids right to know donor fathers
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Court grants kids right to know donor fathers

The Supreme Court (BGH) decided on Wednesday that the children of sperm donors have a right to know who their biological father is at any time. READ  

Government to raise child allowance by €20
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Government to raise child allowance by €20

The government is planning on giving families a little boost to their pockets by raising child allowance by €20 per child, per month, it was reported on Wednesday. READ  

Concentration camp 'can't take more visitors'
Bergen Belsen survivors Maria Gnaiatczyk and Shaul Ladany stand at the memorial to the camp. Photo: DPA

Concentration camp 'can't take more visitors'

After the President of the Jewish Council called for compulsory school trips to concentration camp memorials, the Bergen-Belsen site told The Local that they can't take any more groups. READ  

Berlin electronica pioneer dead at 70
Edgar Froese in 2006. Photo: Tim Brakemeier/DPA

Berlin electronica pioneer dead at 70

Edgar Froese, whose band Tangerine Dream crafted the ambient sound that set the stage for generations of electronic artists, has died at 70. READ  

Boris Becker's lovechild hits the runway
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Boris Becker's lovechild hits the runway

Berlin Fashion week is underway and a new – and very young – model with a familiar face is making waves with her runway debut on Tuesday. READ  

Legida expects 60,000 marchers in Leipzig
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Legida expects 60,000 marchers in Leipzig

Supporters of anti-Islam movement Pegida in Leipzig – Legida – have announced a 60,000-strong protest will take place on Wednesday, following Monday's demonstration ban placed on Pegida in Dresden after terror threats. READ  

Extra copies of Charlie Hebdo to hit Germany
A sign at a press kiosk reads "Charlie Hebdo is sold out". Photo: DPA

Extra copies of Charlie Hebdo to hit Germany

Germany will get more copies of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, a spokeswoman for distribution company Deutsche Pressevertrieb (DPV) said on Tuesday. READ  

Berlin fashion week opens amidst 'upheaval'
A model opens the Charlotte Ronson fashion show marking the start of Berlin Fashion Week. Photo; DPA

Berlin fashion week opens amidst 'upheaval'

If you're suddenly feeling more unstylish than usual walking the streets of Berlin, it's not just you. Berlin Fashion Week kicks off on Monday, attracting 200,000 fashionable visitors to the German capital. READ  

Balcony smoking times can be limited: court
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Balcony smoking times can be limited: court

Smokers take note! The Federal Supreme Court (BGH) on Friday have declared that the smell of smoke can be limited to certain times of the day after a couple sued their cigarette-smoking neighbours for stinking up their afternoon coffee time. READ  

Pegida across Europe
The rise and spread of Pegida
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The rise and spread of Pegida

They've grown from a small Facebook community to a worldwide phenomenon. Sabine Devins looks at Pegida's rise to prominence and what it is they really stand for as the movement spreads across Europe. READ  

Young man's 'ninja day' sows havoc in Munich
We suspect the ninja costume was not this cool. Ninja photo: Shutterstock. Munich station photo: Shutterstock

Young man's 'ninja day' sows havoc in Munich

Police scrambled to Munich station on Thursday after an 18-year-old appeared in the main train station dressed as a ninja, terrifying passengers. READ  

More women work in east than west: Study
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More women work in east than west: Study

A higher proportion of women work in the former eastern states than in the western states, a new survey showed on Wednesday, and experts say it has everything to do with Germany's divided history. READ  

Spanish director to open Berlin film festival
Director Isabel Coixet (centre) poses for photographs with Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi (r) and French actress Juliette Binoche (l) on the set of "Nobody wants the Night". Photo: DPA

Spanish director to open Berlin film festival

Spanish director Isabel Coixet's new movie set in Greenland in 1908 starring French actress Juliette Binoche will open the 65th Berlin film festival next month, organisers said Friday. READ  

Hitler's bunker to be rebuilt
Hitler in Berlin in 1945. Photo: Federal Archives.

Hitler's bunker to be rebuilt

A German museum is planning to rebuild part of the massive bunker complex where Adolf Hitler spent his final weeks. And it will open this summer, the museum's chief told The Local on Thursday. READ  

This week in history
Metropolis: Grandfather of Sci-Fi Films
The original "Man Machine" from Fritz Lang's classic Metropolis Photo: DPA

Metropolis: Grandfather of Sci-Fi Films

Fascinating everyone from Adolf Hitler to Whitney Houston, with themes of social injustice and a voluptuous robot-temptress, the German science-fiction movie Metropolis carved an extraordinary niche in film history after its release on January 10th, 1927. READ  

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