Berlin Briefing

We browse local news stories (mostly reported in German) every weekday morning and report them back in a succinct five-minute (or less) audio summary. In English.

https://berlinbriefing.podigee.io/

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      16.01.2018


      - Elite police unit looking for junior staff in Berlin - 67 year old victim shot to death - Anti-Semitic graffiti found in Volkspark Friedrichshain - Air Berlin inventory auction ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.


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      15.01.2018


      - Privatclub fears closing by new owners - ew Berlin dog laws - Three illegal street races within a week - Mail bomb found in Steglitz - Fire in Rathenow was started to cover-up killing ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.


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      12.01.2018


      - Archaeologists discover GDR escape tunnel - Several cars set on fire, arson expected - Discussions on BER extension even before it is finished - Berlin is growing faster and getting younger - RBB is searching for contemporary witnesses on Berlin wall ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.


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      12.01.2018


      - Archaeologists discover GDR escape tunnel - Several cars set on fire, arson expected - Discussions on BER extension even before it is finished - Berlin is growing faster and getting younger - RBB is searching for contemporary witnesses on Berlin wall ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.


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      11.01.2018


      - Kreuzberg ready for eviction of Hauptmann School - BER needs One Billion Euro - Microcensus 2018 started - Bicycle club demands stricter consequences for parking violations and speeding drivers - "Klub der Polnischen Versager" wants to found political party ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.


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      10.01.2018


      - Railway passengers double between Berlin and Munich - Dispute over federal police bodycams intensifying - Lufthansa admits influence on higher air fares - Darknet drug dealers in court - Solidarity for fire-damaged music store ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.


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      09.01.2018


      - Elementary school teacher suspended after posting inciting videos - Expert investigating accusations against police academy - Alliance for video surveillance has collected over 17,000 signatures - Near-emergency landing in Tegel ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.


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      08.01.2018


      - Christmas Tree collection begins today - Experts demand parking fees in Berlin - Firework attacks add to stress for rescue forces - Refugee occupied school to be evicted ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.


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      05.01.2018


      - Natural Gas prices dropping - Data theft trial in the Federal Ministry of Health - Berlin AfD-politicians criticize racist tweet of party colleague - Bahnhof Zoo damage more severe than originally reported - Rescuer stops car with collapsed driver - Berlin remembers David Bowie ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.


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      04.01.2018


      - Prison Break sparks demand for resignation - The Economist on dysfunctional Berlin - Prison Break sparks demand for resignation - Thomas Cook on board with Air Berlin - Fatal road accidents in Berlin decreasing - BVG Updates ** Please check out the show notes for the links to our sources.


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