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Berlin: Capital and largest city of Germany
Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany by both area and population. Its 3,769,495 (2019) inhabitants make it the most populous city proper of the European Union. The city is one of Germany's 16 federal states. It is surrounded by the state of Brandenburg, and contiguous with Potsdam, Brandenburg's capital. The two cities are at the center of the Berlin-Brandenburg capital region, which is, with about six million inhabitants and an area of more than 30,000 km², Germany's third-largest metropolitan region after the Rhine-Ruhr and Rhine-Main regions.

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George Floyd protests reach London and Berlin [Video]

George Floyd protests reach London and Berlin

Hundreds rallied in London and Berlin on Sunday (May 31) in solidarity with U.S. protests over the death of George Floyd.

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Roly-poly: giant panda twins play with mother at Germany’s zoo [Video]

Roly-poly: giant panda twins play with mother at Germany’s zoo

Video shows playful nine-month-old panda twins rolling around with their mother in Berlin’s zoo

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Abt leaves Audi Formula E team after esports deception [Video]

Abt leaves Audi Formula E team after esports deception

Daniel Abt has parted company with the Audi Formula E team after letting a professional gamer impersonate him in an official esports race.

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German Government To Give Lufthansa Massive Pandemic Rescue Package [Video]

German Government To Give Lufthansa Massive Pandemic Rescue Package

Like airlines all over the world, German airline Lufthansa has been hit hard by the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Now, Reuters reports Lufthansa and the German government have reached a..

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Protesters take to the streets of Berlin over government's lockdown response [Video]

Protesters take to the streets of Berlin over government's lockdown response

Experts say that the demonstrations come from a variety of different political camps united by a shared distrust in the stateView on euronews

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Welcome to wild 'Boar-lin': boars and piglets in the German capital [Video]

Welcome to wild 'Boar-lin': boars and piglets in the German capital

Wild boars and their piglets overrun a street in Berlin. Video courtesy: Berlin Police

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WHO promises transparency in pandemic review [Video]

WHO promises transparency in pandemic review

The head of the World Health Organization said on Monday that an independent evaluation of the global coronavirus response would be launched as soon as possible, and China backed such a review. Emer..

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New clashes with police as anti-lockdown protests erupt across Europe [Video]

New clashes with police as anti-lockdown protests erupt across Europe

Thousands of people across Europe took to the streets to oppose their governments’ lockdown measures amid the pandemic. From London to Berlin and Warsaw, demonstrators clashed with police, who..

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Soccer-Bayern's Flick welcomes more substitutions for busy season restart [Video]

Soccer-Bayern's Flick welcomes more substitutions for busy season restart

Bayern Munich's Hansi Flick welcomes the allowance of five substitutions for remainder of season as the Bundesliga ramps back up.

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Bundesliga 2 Dresden Dynamo squad in 14-day quarantine after two players test positive for coronavirus [Video]

Bundesliga 2 Dresden Dynamo squad in 14-day quarantine after two players test positive for coronavirus

Bundesliga second tier Dresden Dynamo announces squad is in 14-day quarantine after two players test positive for coronavirus

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Bundesliga to restart in second half of May, says Germany's Merkel [Video]

Bundesliga to restart in second half of May, says Germany's Merkel

Germany's Bundesliga can restart games from the second half of May following the coronavirus stoppage, Chancellor Angela Merkel says.

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iSphere: Bubble-Like Homemade Helmet Could Make Coronavirus Commuting Safer [Video]

iSphere: Bubble-Like Homemade Helmet Could Make Coronavirus Commuting Safer

Could this bubble-like device be the answer to getting coronavirus-ravaged economies started again?. The brainchild of german art collective Plastique Fantasique the idea for the Isphere was conceived..

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German league says 10 out of 1,700 coronavirus tests are positive [Video]

German league says 10 out of 1,700 coronavirus tests are positive

Players and coaching staff from all Bundesliga and 2.Bundesliga clubs were tested ahead of planned resumption of training.

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Norwegian Air dodges collapse as creditors OK rescue [Video]

Norwegian Air dodges collapse as creditors OK rescue

Norwegian Air has avoided collapse after shareholders approved a rescue plan. Meanwhile EU authorities have approved state aid for Air France. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Police keep close eye on May Day gatherings in Germany [Video]

Police keep close eye on May Day gatherings in Germany

In Berlin's Kreuzberg district, anti-capitalist demonstrators try to gather, while 5,000 police officers were mobilised throughout the German capital to enforce the ban on demonstrations involving more..

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Scattered May Day protestors defy demonstrations ban [Video]

Scattered May Day protestors defy demonstrations ban

The 1st of May traditionally means a day of protests for the protection of workers rights across the world. Usually loud demonstrations have been far quieter this year, with many staying home, but..

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Bundesliga to wait until May 6 to find out about season restart [Video]

Bundesliga to wait until May 6 to find out about season restart

No decision yet on Bundesliga restart

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D-Day hero, 99, calls on public to clap for veterans on VE Day [Video]

D-Day hero, 99, calls on public to clap for veterans on VE Day

99-year-old who was one of thousands of brave men who landed on French beaches on D-Day is calling on the public to clap for veterans on VE Day. Stanley Northeast was with the RAF, attached to 6074..

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Lufthansa closing in on state rescue deal - sources [Video]

Lufthansa closing in on state rescue deal - sources

Lufthansa is close to sealing state support valued at close to $10bln, according to sources. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Berlin Zoo opens its doors as Germany lockdown loosens [Video]

Berlin Zoo opens its doors as Germany lockdown loosens

The monkeys did not care about social distancing, but Berlin's zoo and animal park opened its doors again after being closed as a precautionary measure to combat the spread of coronavirus. Visitors..

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62 Worldwide Coronavirus Lockdown Artists Create ‘Window To The World’ Project [Video]

62 Worldwide Coronavirus Lockdown Artists Create ‘Window To The World’ Project

Artists locked down by coronavirus around the world have come together to create a special message in their windows. ‘Window to the World’ is a collaboration of 62 artists confined by the pandemic...

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Protests over climate change continue in Berlin [Video]

Protests over climate change continue in Berlin

In Berlin, activists on Friday collected thousands of protest banners and posters, and placed them in key locations around the government district of the German capitalView on euronews

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German health minister open to soccer restart behind closed doors [Video]

German health minister open to soccer restart behind closed doors

Germany's health minister Jens Spahn is open to the possibility of Bundesliga matches being played behind closed doors starting next month.

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Protesters rally in London, Berlin over George Floyd's death

Hundreds of people protested in London and Berlin on Sunday in solidarity with demonstrations in the United States over the death of a black man shown on video gasping for breath as a white policeman..
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Germany calls in Russian envoy over hack attack

Germany's foreign ministry called in the Russian ambassador in Berlin on Thursday to complain "in the strongest possible terms" about a hack attack on the German lower house of parliament in 2015 and..
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Germany to lift virus-related travel warning for EU countries from June 15

Germany will lift a warning against travel to 26 fellow EU countries from June 15, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Wednesday, adding that Berlin would decide later on its travel guidelines for..
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Berlin: Germany expects China to respect rule of law in Hong Kong

Germany expects China to respect the rule of law in Hong Kong, a government spokeswoman said on Wednesday, after security legislation proposed by Beijing has raised international alarm over freedoms in..
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Police arrest 60 at anti-lockdown demonstrations in Berlin: report

Police arrested about 60 protesters on Saturday as part of city-wide demonstrations against restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, German newspaper Tagesspiegel reported.
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Muslims pray in Berlin church to comply with social distancing rules

A Berlin church is hosting Muslims who are unable to fit into their mosque for Friday prayers because of social distancing guidelines.
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Trump envoy accuses Germany of undermining NATO's nuclear deterrent

The U.S. ambassador in Berlin has accused Germany of undermining NATO's nuclear deterrent, taking aim at Chancellor Angela Merkel's junior coalition partners after some of their leaders called for..
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Today in History for May 12th

Highlights of this day in history: The Soviet Union announces an end to its blockade of Berlin; Body of missing Lindbergh baby is found in a wooded area; Burt Bacharach, Katherine Hepburn and George..
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Live Coronavirus Updates Globally

The cluster highlights the challenges of controlling the pandemic. Berlin’s cathedral held its first Sunday services since Germany’s lockdown was lifted.
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China open to probe of origins of coronavirus, says envoy: report

China is open to an independent investigation to determine the origins of the coronavirus now sweeping the world, its ambassador to Berlin told a German magazine on Friday, amid U.S. allegations that..
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Wonderful feeling: After 75 years, Berliner recalls end of WW2 in Europe

As a 15-year-old boy in the capital of Nazi Germany during the final days of the Battle of Berlin in 1945, Guenter Boehm recalls the relief when he realised German soldiers had disappeared and the..
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Lebanon summons German ambassador over Hezbollah ban

Lebanon's foreign minister summoned the German ambassador on Tuesday to explain Berlin's decision last week to ban the Shi'ite Hezbollah movement on its soil.
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Iran condemns Germany's ban on Hezbollah activity

Iran has condemned Berlin's ban of Hezbollah activity in Germany and its designation of the Iranian-backed Lebanese group as a terrorist organisation, saying the move serves U.S. and Israeli interests,..
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Berlin's battle scars linger 75 years after Nazi defeat

Germany has been forced to cancel public events to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War Two in Europe but Berliners need no ceremonies to remember their downfall - the scars of war are all..
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German tourist sector dismayed as Berlin extends travel warning

Germany might be easing some COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, but the government tamped down any hopes in the tourism sector that it might relax holiday guidance when it extended its warning against..
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'I want my life back': Germans protest against lockdown

German police wearing riot gear and face masks tussled on Saturday with dozens of protesters demonstrating in central Berlin against the coronavirus lockdown on public life.
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German minister: Coronavirus crisis won't make Brexit easier

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said the coronavirus crisis would not make Brexit negotiations easier, adding that Berlin would use its EU presidency in the second half of the year to ensure there..
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Fire under control at building site of Berlin palace

Firefighters in Berlin on Wednesday quickly brought under control a blaze at a royal palace being rebuilt at great expense in the centre of the capital.
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Fire at building site of palace in Berlin

A fire broke out on Wednesday at the royal palace that is being rebuilt at great expense in central Berlin, the fire service said.
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From ties to masks: German tailor shifts production to survive pandemic

A 100-year-old Berlin tailor has been inundated with orders for colourful face masks sewn by its seamstresses after it suspended production of its signature bow ties two weeks ago due to the..
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Accused of 'piracy', U.S. denies diverting masks bound for Germany

The United States had no knowledge of a shipment of face masks bound for Germany that officials in Berlin have accused it of diverting from an airport in Bangkok, a spokeswoman for the U.S. embassy in..
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'Cooking for heroes': Michelin-starred restaurant helps Berlin medics fight coronavirus

A Michelin-starred restaurant in Berlin forced to close its doors by the coronavirus lockdown has turned its culinary skills to helping to feed doctors, nurses, policemen and firefighters who cannot..
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No more dumb coronavirus questions, Berlin police beg

Am I allowed to have a hairdresser or beautician come to my home? Can I hang out with my friends outside? Can I chill with my mates at home?
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Berlin planning new hospital for up to 1,000 coronavirus patients report

The Berlin city government has agreed to build a new hospital for up to 1,000 coronavirus patients with the help of the military and other partners, German daily Tagesspiegel on Tuesday cited the..
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Berlin joins Cologne in closing bars, clubs as Germany toughens coronavirus response

Berlin and Cologne are to close all bars, clubs, cinemas, theaters and concert halls with immediate effect as Germany ramps up its efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
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Berlin to successively close schools, reduce public transport from next week - n-tv

German capital Berlin plans to gradually close its schools and kindergartens next week when public transport systems will be reduced to a necessary minimum, broadcaster n-tv said reported on its..
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Merkel's party postpones congress to choose new leader due to coronavirus

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) have postponed a conference scheduled for April 25 in Berlin to choose a new party leader due to the coronavirus and said it would reschedule..
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Berlin bans all events with more than 1,000 participants due to coronavirus

Berlin city authorities on Wednesday banned all events with more than 1,000 participants until the end of the Easter holidays in mid-April to slow the spread of the coronavirus, officials said.
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Berlin shuts big state theater, opera, concert halls over coronavirus

Berlin city authorities said on Tuesday performances would not take place from March 11 to April 19 in large halls at state theaters, opera houses and concert halls in the German capital in an attempt..
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Berlin to take up to 100 children from Greek refugee camps

Berlin will take in 80 to 100 children from Greek refugee camps, an official in the German capital said on Tuesday, as concern mounts about migrants amassing on the Turkish-Greek border.
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Germany, France monitoring coronavirus very closely, ready for decisive action: Scholz

Germany and France are monitoring the spread of the coronavirus very closely, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Monday after talks with his French counterpart Bruno Le Maire, adding that Berlin and..
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Berlin ITB trade fair canceled due to coronavirus

Germany's ITB Tourism Fair has been canceled due to the spread of the coronavirus, organizers Messe Berlin GmbH said on Friday.
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German newspaper cites Health Ministry as saying ITB travel fair should be canceled

Germany's Bild newspaper on Friday cited the Health Ministry as saying that its new coronavirus criteria, according to which organizers must assess the safety of their events, meant Berlin's ITB..
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UAE coronavirus scare confines Danish champion Morkov to Berlin hotel

Danish rider Michael Morkov faces an anxious wait alone in a Berlin hotel room to learn if he can compete in the world track championships, after being caught up in fallout from a coronavirus scare in..
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Helen Mirren's unique casting decisions

While Helen Mirren picked up a Lifetime Achievement Award in Berlin, she revealed a unique and interesting take on how to pick a role. (Feb. 28)  
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Johnny Depp loves his fans

At the Berlin premiere for his latest movie "Minamata," actor Johnny Depp paid tribute to his fans, saying "they're the ones that keep you afloat." (Feb. 22)  
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Russian spy agency played role in Berlin murder of Georgian man: Bellingcat

Russia's FSB security service planned and organized the murder of a Georgian man in Berlin last summer, a killing that triggered diplomatic expulsions from Germany and Moscow, the investigative website..
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Berlin to limit sensitive military tenders to German firms

Angela Merkel's government said on Wednesday it would restrict tenders for the procurement of sensitive weapon systems to German companies, a protectionist measure by a chancellor who has come out..
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Berlin wants to evacuate more Germans from virus-hit Wuhan: magazine

The German government wants to evacuate another group of Germans from the Wuhan area in China due to the coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 630 people, Der Spiegel magazine reported on..
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Slovakia expels Vietnamese diplomat over abduction case

Slovakia said it had expelled a Vietnamese diplomat over a case involving the abduction of a Vietnamese businessman in 2017 from a Berlin street.
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Hostel at North Korea's Berlin embassy must close, German court rules

A German court ruled on Tuesday that a hostel situated on the grounds of the North Korean embassy in Berlin must close as its operation breaches sanctions aimed at stopping the flow of hard currency to..
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Berlin will be small countries' post-Brexit friend, minister says

Berlin will have to take on Britain's mantle as protector of the interests of Europe's smaller, northern liberal democracies after Brexit, Germany's Europe Minister said, forecasting that Britain's..
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Several countries have breached arms embargo agreed at Libya summit: U.N.

Several countries backing rival factions in Libya have violated an arms embargo which they had agreed to uphold a week ago at a summit in Berlin, the United Nations said on Saturday.
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Foreign powers back Libya ceasefire as commander's forces choke oil flows

Foreign powers agreed at a summit in Berlin on Sunday to strengthen an arms embargo on Libya and shore up a shaky ceasefire, but the meeting was overshadowed by blockades on major oilfields by forces..
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Berlin summit on Libya did not discuss any sanctions: Merkel

World leaders at a Libya conference in Berlin did not discuss possible sanctions for violations of an international arms embargo, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday.
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Libya summit in Berlin agrees on final communique: participant

World leaders agreed on a final communique at the Libya conference in Berlin, one summit participant told Reuters on Sunday, without giving details.
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Libyan commander's forces choke oil flows, overshadowing peace summit

Forces loyal to eastern commander Khalifa Haftar have shut off production at all Libya's major oil fields, an escalation that threatened to strangle the country's finances and overshadowed an..
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Turkey's Erdogan urges Libya's Haftar to end aggressive stance

Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar must end his aggressive stance to pave the way for a political process in the North African country, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday at..
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Putin: Don't lose hope that Libya conflict will be solved

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday said he hoped that the Berlin summit on Libya could bring further progress and that Moscow's peace efforts had yielded first results.
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