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Thursday, September 28, 2017
Support for the far-right in last Sunday's German election came largely from those in what was formerly East Germany — a sign that the country has still not overcome its Cold War division.
Monday, August 14, 2017
As it celebrates 500 years since Martin Luther and the Reformation, the Protestant church in Germany is turning to social media to reach those too busy to attend.
Friday, June 23, 2017
Germany's ruling party wants to avoid debating same-sex marriage before this year's election. Unlike most other western nations, "equal marriage" still isn't legal in Germany.
Friday, March 31, 2017
Syrian refugee Monzer Omar, who first spoke with NPR in 2015, has been living in Germany awaiting his wife and young children. After a 10-hour trek out of Syria, they were able to join him in January.
Friday, March 10, 2017
With elections this fall, Germany is bracing for an escalation of fake news. Trust in the traditional press is waning, but some outlets are fighting back.
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Esme Nicholson, with NPR in Berlin, was born in England but became a German citizen after Britain voted to leave the European Union. She reflects on what it means to be German in today's Europe.
Friday, February 10, 2017
With an aging population and skilled labor shortage, German industry leaders view the almost million migrants who have arrived since 2015 as an opportunity. But integrating them quickly into the labor market is a challenge. Syrian refugee Hussein Shaker may have the answer. He's founded Migrant Hire, a website that helps refugees with software development skills obtain jobs in the capital's lively tech scene.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
A Berlin-based Israeli satirist tweaks selfies taken at the memorial to elicit discomfort — and reflection. The memorial, he says, is "not just another backdrop for goofy selfies."
Monday, January 09, 2017
The tanks are part of NATO's efforts to support Poland and the Baltic States as they face a resurgent Russia — following Moscow's annexation of Crimea and its intervention in Eastern Ukraine.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Britain's new prime minister, Theresa May, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have a mammoth task ahead: overcoming their differences over how to handle Britain's departure from the EU.
Saturday, June 11, 2016
The European soccer championship is second only to the World Cup in TV viewership. But this year's events might be more subdued than usual. Security fears could keep the crowds down in many cities.
Friday, April 29, 2016
For centuries, German law has stipulated that beer can only be made from four ingredients. But as Germany embraces craft beer, some believe the law impedes good brewing.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Nearly 2 million Britons live in continental Europe, and many are concerned that their lives will be adversely affected if Britain chooses to leave the European Union in a referendum in June.
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
While a caffeinated workforce is generally a happy one, it may not be an efficient one — at least, not from a planetary point of view, according to the German city of Hamburg. As part of a wider effort to reduce waste and energy consumption, Hamburg has banned the use ...
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
A non-profit organization in Berlin has invented a small portable transmitter that can download satellite signals and rebroadcast them on FM for Syrians to listen to on their car or household radios.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Most of those killed and wounded by this week's suicide bombing in Turkey were German tourists. Last year, about 5 million Germans went to Turkey, making them the country's best tourist customers.
Sunday, December 20, 2015
For many members of Berlin's recently formed Begegnungschor Choir (which roughly translates as the Getting To Know You Choir), meeting migrants is nothing new. Most of them regularly help out at shelters, like thousands of volunteers throughout Germany.
But for volunteers and migrants alike, these encounters rarely lead to more ...
Thursday, December 03, 2015
The German parliament votes Friday on whether to send military support for French attacks on ISIS in Syria. The measure is expected to pass the Bundestag.
Monday, November 16, 2015
The Paris attacks increase pressure on German Chancellor Angela Merkel to tighten German refugee policy. There's evidence suggesting one suspect entered Europe with the migrants coming ashore in Greece.
Friday, October 16, 2015
An online university based in Berlin opened Thursday where refugees can begin to earn bachelor's degrees, even if they lack the documents required to start a regular college.