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Dresden remembers dead, dreads neo-Nazi march

Dresden is bracing itself for large neo-Nazi gatherings as it marks the anniversary of its destruction by Allied bombing in 1945. Every year a wreath is laid at the Heiderfriedhof, a cemetery where 5,000 victims of the bombings are buried. This year civilians are not the only ones to publicly resist the neo-Nazis. The eastern state of Saxony also wants to tighten the right to assemble.

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Controversial Hessian Minister resigns

Hessian Minister of Education Karin Wolff has resigned, after coming under fire in the recent state parliamentary elections for her rapid pace of reforms. On Wednesday, Wolff published a letter to Hessian Premier Roland Koch (CDU), saying that she will not be in the next state government.

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Madonna causes a stir in Berlin

Berlin is going crazy for Madonna after the American singer arrived to promote her new movie. Madonna arrived at Tempelhof airport on Tuesday evening and went to the French Brasserie “Entrecote” in the Mitte district of Berlin. The American singer dined there for two hours as photographers stood there waiting.

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T-mobile forms alliance with Yahoo

Yahoo has gained ground over its arch rival Google in the hotly contested mobile Internet market after sealing an exclusive partnership with T-Mobile in Europe. T-Mobile, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, is a mobile operator who is present in 11 European countries, as well as in the USA. It has roughly 31.4 million European subscribers. Google has had an exclusive partnership with T-Mobile until now.

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Public transport strikes on Wednesday

Administrative and maintenance staff at Berlin public transport operator BVG are to go on strike on Wednesday in a protest over pay. Subways, commuter trains, trams and busses will run, however administrative offices and garages will strike on Wednesday from 5am to 3pm.