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How the Berlin startup scene is wasting its potential
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"The truth is, there really isn't a truly successful international Berlin startup."

Most Germans in favour of compulsory real names online
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But a majority of young people think pseudonyms should be allowed.

Six weird things I've learned working for Berlin startups
A tech firm in Berlin. Photo: DPA.

Italian expat Federico Prandi explains what the biggest surprises were for him when he first started working in Berlin's growing tech scene.

Gotta catch 'em all: Police nab Pokémon-playing fugitive
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The 'thrill of the game' was irresistible.

German tech millionaire dies in Slovenia plane crash
Thomas Wagner. Photo: DPA

Four Germans were killed in Slovenia on Thursday when their small plane crashed, local police said, with internet millionaire Thomas Wagner confirmed as being among them.

'Please stop playing Pokemon at Germany's Holocaust sites'
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Just hours after smartphone game Pokemon Go was released in Germany, people have complained that the app includes Holocaust memorial sites.

The Bavarian village forging a clean energy revolution
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In some countries conservatives deny climate change, in Germany they use green energy to make their voters wealthy.

Interior minister spends five weeks on Interpol wanted list
Oh look! The alleged criminal caught himself. Photo: DPA

Germany's most wanted interior minister? This dubious title went to a state politician when a hacker exposed a security hole in Interpol's website and made a couple of additions.

Berlin liberals woo London startups with cheeky placard
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Keep calm and move to Berlin: Germany's liberal party are rubbing salt into London's Brexit wounds by wooing startups with a mobile billboard.

Brexit vote
'Over 100,000 Brits' flood Berlin job site after Brexit vote
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A German job-hunting website reported getting four times the amount of traffic from the UK that it normally does in the wake of the Brexit vote.

Red-faced pensioner declares war on pre-recorded sexline
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An 84-year-old from Bavaria has reported a sex hotline to police after it let down his expectations of late night lust - and then charged him through the nose.

German kidnaps Swiss child, raising online gaming fears
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A 12-year-old Swiss boy was allegedly abused by a German man he first met online.

Telekom warns all users to change passwords after scam
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German giant Deutsche Telekom is warning customers to change their passwords after finding that up to 120,000 customers' data was being sold on the black market.

Brexit vote
Brexit will turn Berlin into 'Europe’s startup capital'
A sign in Berlin's tech giant and startup-building company Rocket Internet. Photo: DPA.

London is currently thought of as the main hub for startups in Europe, but that will all turn around when the UK leaves the EU, tech industry experts say.

German Rail aims for driver-less trains in 5 years
You may be able to say bye-bye to train drivers for good quite soon. Photo: DPA.

Germany's trusty train system may be getting a big makeover with trains that can drive themselves.

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