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John Riceburg: Murdered for not speaking German?

The murder trial for Luke Holland, a British expat killed in Neukölln last September, is on now. The reason he may have been gunned down? Speaking English. more

Mar 31, 2016 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 3 Comments

Is Kotti out of control? We take a look at the wave of drugs, violence, pickpocketing and gentrification hitting Kreuzberg's most loved/hated Kiez. more

Mar 31, 2016 12:00 PM Features

Konrad Werner: Cash caps are for your own good, just don't ask why

Last week, the German Finance Ministry said it was thinking about ordering a €5000 cap on cash payments. They said it was for fighting crime and terrorism, because that's the easiest for you to understand. more

Feb 8, 2016 1:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Maggie Spooner: Breakfast at KaDeWe?

December 20's spectacular heist at KaDeWe has Maggie, much like the police, wondering who the culprits really are. And what they wanted that morning. more

Dec 26, 2014 1:15 PM The Berlin Blog

So you're vacationing in Berlin this summer, and confused by the legions of joint-toking, jaw-chewing Berliners you encounter. Are drugs legal here or what? Christine Köhler-Azara, the city's drug commissioner, clears up the rather druggy waters. more

Jul 31, 2013 2:00 PM Zeitgeist

Jacob Sweetman: Äniseed balls-up

Änis Ben-Hatira was finally growing into the player that Hertha BSC fans hoped he would become – a gifted and speedy winger, free from off the pitch distractions. Unfortunately, he is back on the front pages, but we shouldn't be too quick to condemn. more

Sep 26, 2012 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog

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Konrad Werner: Julian Assange might be a rapist

Konrad promises he'll get back to making crappy jokes about anaemic German politicians next week, but he has to get something off his chest. more

Aug 17, 2012 9:00 AM The Berlin Blog 10 Comments

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Seymour Gris: 2011 in numbers

Before we dive into 2012, here are a few stats to help you understand THIS tired old year. more

Dec 27, 2011 9:00 AM The Berlin Blog

Where does that ‘secondhand’ bike you bought on the bridge came from? If anyone knows, it’s ‘S’, a Detroit native with four years of bike-stealing experience. more

Oct 24, 2011 9:00 AM People 48 Comments


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