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Sunday 19th September

Tried and tested or comeback king? Two men after Merkel’s job

Tried and tested or comeback king? Two men after Merkel’s job

The frontrunner to replace Angela Merkel as German chancellor is an experienced finance minister, but his opponent has the reputation of being a comeback king.

Why are Americans being turned away from German banks?
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Why are Americans being turned away from German banks?

Saturday 18th September

‘Following Merkel is tough’: On campaign trail with Germany’s struggling CDU candidate

‘Following Merkel is tough’: On campaign trail with Germany’s struggling CDU candidate

With Germany's Christian Democrats (CDU) trailing in the polls ahead of an election next week, grassroots party members are resorting to an activity that had almost become redundant under Angela Merkel: campaigning.

Could sleeper trains offer Germans cheap, low-carbon travel across Europe?

Could sleeper trains offer Germans cheap, low-carbon travel across Europe?

EXPLAINED: What does super-spreader event at German ‘2G’ party tell us about vaccine-only rules?

EXPLAINED: What does super-spreader event at German ‘2G’ party tell us about vaccine-only rules?

Single vaccine shot enough for those with undetected infection, says German health minister

Single vaccine shot enough for those with undetected infection, says German health minister

Sunday 12th September

Grieg, Rachmaninoff, and leather jumpsuits: Berlin church holds concert for fetishists

Grieg, Rachmaninoff, and leather jumpsuits: Berlin church holds concert for fetishists

In a Berlin church, a piano and flute duo are holding a recital of music by the romantic composer Edvard Grieg to an attentive audience. But unlike most classical concerts, both the musicians and the listening public are dressed completely in leather.

Covid health pass: What can Germany learn from France?
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Covid health pass: What can Germany learn from France?

Merkel decries Belarus involvement in ‘hybrid attacks’

Merkel decries Belarus involvement in ‘hybrid attacks’

Saturday 11th September

EXPLAINED: Who will still get free Covid tests in Germany from October?
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EXPLAINED: Who will still get free Covid tests in Germany from October?

From next month, Germany is getting rid of its taxpayer-funded free rapid tests. Who will still get them for free? And how much will they cost to others?