Esme Nicholson

Esme Nicholson appears in the following:

A German Town In Decline Sees Refugees As Path To Revival

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Many towns in eastern Germany suffered sharp population declines after reunification as the young and educated left. One mayor hopes to rebuild his community with the help of Middle Eastern migrants.


'Merkel' Has Become A Verb In German Youth Vernacular

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The German chancellor's last name is used locally as a word of action that ironically means to not act at all.


Germany Moves Quickly To Restore Business Ties With Iran

Friday, July 24, 2015

Germany has already sent a delegation to Iran as it looks to restore trade ties. Under the recent nuclear deal, many sanctions will be lifted. But not everyone is thrilled with Germany's move.


In Germany, Seasonal Eating As Way Of Life — And Excuse To Celebrate

Monday, June 22, 2015

Many fruit and vegetables just aren't available year-round in German grocery stores. So when favorites like asparagus are in season, Germans fill their baskets ... and throw some parties.


Courier Strike In Berlin Keeps ATMs From Being Replenished

Monday, May 11, 2015

Couriers who re-fill ATMs in Berlin have been on strike for more than a week, and there's no end in sight. That's a problem in a country where almost 80 percent of all transactions are cash payments.


In Berlin, Grassroots Efforts Work To Integrate Inner-City Schools

Thursday, March 05, 2015

In parts of the city, racial segregation in schools is often a reality. But small parent-led initiatives — one immigrant-led, one native-led — have been working to change perceptions and enrollment.


Age 85 And Still Stylish On The Streets Of Berlin

Friday, January 02, 2015

In Berlin, street fashion's trendiest figure is Ali Akdeniz, age 85. His dapper attire is the focus of a blog that went viral. Its creator, Zoe Spawton, won Germany's most prestigious design prize.

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In Berlin, A Beat That Bloomed From Rubble

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Today Berlin is a techno hot spot. The scene has its roots in the fall of the Berlin Wall, when young people from East and West got together in abandoned buildings to dance and celebrate together.


The Cold War Broadcast That Gave East German Dissidents A Voice

Saturday, November 08, 2014

In the final years before the Berlin Wall fell, East Germans described their grievances on cassette tapes that were smuggled to West Berlin and then broadcast back to the east on Radio Glasnost.


Energy Deal With Russians Puts Some In Germany On Edge

Friday, March 21, 2014

The German government has intervened in a trade deal between a German arms manufacturer and the Russian military.


Germany's Paradox: Family-Friendly Benefits, But Few Kids

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Germany is considered quite generous when it comes to helping women raise families. But some analysts say the way many of the benefits are set up hurts those with a career and a family.