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In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... more

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A Q&A with the head of the cop shop on Alex. more

Interviews & Portraits

Forget about Kotti: Alexanderplatz is Berlin’s #1 crime hotspot. The number of crimes in the area has doubled over the last decade. Our reporter spent an afternoon with the new police unit set up to patrol the square. more

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In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... more

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In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... more

Zeitgeist

Germany's interior minister just banned the left-wing news platform Indymedia. Wladek writes for that platform! more

Opinion

Berlin's secret service warns: You might be murdered by left-wing extremists! Wait, really? more

Opinion

Go ahead and ban burqas, but then can we get on to an issue that affects our lives? more

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The Berlin police department had a more eventful weekend than you, and they've got the Twitter feed to prove it. In English! more

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Villagers in Saxony show once again the very worst side of Germany. more

Opinion

If you were near Rigaer Straße on January 13 or the following days, you were in for quite a spectacle. more

Opinion

At a protest on Wednesday, one Israeli Berliner got arrested for calling Benjamin Netanyahu a Holocaust denier. He told us his side of the story. more

Zeitgeist

John Riceburg reports on his trip down to the G7 conference in Garmisch-Partenkirchen last weekend, where he ran into 24,000 police – a bigger force than the army of Kenya. more

Opinion

Angela Merkel is meeting up with six friends in the Bavarian Alps this weekend – and this 24-hour meeting is costing €360 million. John Riceburg is going to protest against the G7 summit and offers some reasons for you to leave Berlin and come along. more

Opinion

A police officer from Hannover was bragging on WhatsApp about torturing prisoners at the station. John Riceburg asks: Was this just a case of a single bad apple? more

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MAY DAY PRO! Friday is May 1 and the weather forecast says there's a 30 percent chance of flying cobblestones with a 10 percent chance of broken windows. Despite the parade of violence, May Day is still relevant, proclaims Riceburg! more

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Everyone seems a bit confused about that. more

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This June Sioux Indian artist Robert Packard was convicted of giving the Hitler salute during a confrontation back in 2013. Now he's probably the first Native American to be ever be convicted of a far-right crime in Germany. Here's the strange tale. more

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Yesterday, 37 refugees occupied the viewing platform of the Fernsehturm 203 meters above the city. The tower was surrounded by waiting tourists, police, refugee supporters and even a few Nazis. John Riceburg was there was well. more

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Police violence is not exactly uncommon in Berlin. But the explanations given by the police spokesman qualify as great surrealist art. Watch how a video of someone getting beaten by cops is transformed into a dream sequence. more

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