Esme Nicholson

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'Trump Has Created A Huge Chasm' In U.S. Society: Capitol Siege Viewed From Berlin

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

The violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol stunned many in Germany, especially those who grew up in the American sector of then-West Berlin.


'An Era Is Coming To An End': Travelers Bid Fond Farewell To Berlin's Tegel Airport

Friday, November 06, 2020

The airport opened in 1948 and is closing as Berlin's new international hub opens after a series of delays. Although COVID-19 has hampered travel, Germans are visiting Tegel to relive old memories.


Germans Hope A Biden Win Would Boost Relations With The U.S.

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

There's talk in Germany's capital of how a Joe Biden win would benefit the ailing transatlantic relationship. But there's also caution that expectations of a Biden administration are too high.


Germany Sees Generational Conflict Over Pandemic As Virus Spreads

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Germany is heading into a partial lockdown. Berlin already imposed closing hours to its nightlife for the first time in decades as Germany's leader asked youth to think of their grandparents.


Berlin Orders Curfew For 1st Time In 70 Years As COVID-19 Cases Rise

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Germany's COVID-19 infection rate is surging among 20 to 40 year olds. Politicians and epidemiologists are telling people to avoid parties, but that message is not being received well in Berlin.


A Look At Coronavirus Outbreaks Outside The U.S.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

NPR correspondents in South America, the Middle East and Europe discuss the recent spikes in coronavirus cases in their regions.


Dozens Of Artifacts Apparently Vandalized At Berlin's Museums

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Police, who believe vandalism to be the cause, are unsure of the motive. German media is speculating a link to a conspiracy theory. The extent of the damage won't be clear until after restoration.


European Coronavirus Infections Now Exceed U.S. Cases

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Sharp increases in COVID-19 cases in many countries in Europe have left governments trying to limit the spread of infection while avoiding further damage to their economies


'The House By The Lake' Is A Story Of Reconciliation — And The Meaning Of Home

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

A few years ago, Thomas Harding wrote a memoir centered on what became of his great-grandparents' German house. Now he's made it into a children's book about belonging, with the home his protagonist.


In Quiet-Loving Germany, Motorcyclists Protest A Possible Ban On Loud Sunday Rides

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Germans abide by a host of laws to keep noise at a minimum after 10 p.m. and on Sundays. Thousands of motorcyclists have been riding in roaring protest through cities in response to a proposed ban.


Even In Pandemic, German Consumers Reluctant To Abandon Using Cash

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Germans still use cash for the majority of transactions, and many stores and restaurants don't take cards. Old habits die hard even during a pandemic when retailers worry about hygiene.


Pandemic Or Not, Germans Still Prefer Cash

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

"I'm not in the slightest bit concerned about using cash right now," one Berlin shopper says. "I just keep washing my hands. Simple." Cash makes up 75% of Germany's transactions.


EU Leaders Meet To Discuss Economic Impact Of COVID-19

Friday, July 17, 2020

EU leaders, still divided on how to help European economies hit by the pandemic, hope German Chancellor Angela Merkel can forge an agreement when they meet in Brussels on Friday.


Poland's Nationalist President Wins Reelection By A Narrow Margin

Monday, July 13, 2020

Poland's conservative president Andrjez Duda, 48, won a second five-year term on Sunday. It was a bitterly fought election, and the opposition might dispute the results.


Berlin Is A Tech Hub, So Why Are Germany's Internet Speeds So Slow?

Thursday, January 03, 2019

Germany is Europe's largest economy, but business leaders warn it is in danger of losing its edge because of sluggish Internet connections. The government has promised to speed things up.


Germany Begins To Chart A Course For Life After Angela Merkel

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Members of Germany's ruling Christian Democrats have chosen Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to succeed Merkel as Germany's next chancellor.


Matthew Herbert Sets The EU To Music With His Brexit Big Band

Saturday, November 24, 2018

The British musician is on a tour of Europe, apologizing for Brexit, the plan by Britain's government to leave the EU. The last performance is scheduled for the same day leaders are gathering to finalize a potential Brexit deal.


Meet The Jews Of The German Far Right

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Fellow Jews in the country are baffled by a small Jewish faction within the Alternative for Germany, a party accused of racism and of downplaying the Nazis.


Germany's Right-Wing AfD Is Accused Of Exploiting Jewish Members

Friday, October 05, 2018

Jewish members of Germany's far-right party are launching a group called "Jews in the AfD." The group insists that claims about the AfD's anti-Semitism are exaggerated.


Chinese Companies Get Tech-Savvy Gobbling Up Germany's Factories

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Beijing wants to up its manufacturing game to make high-end technology — so it has gone on a buying spree, acquiring key German tech firms.