Berlin Briefing

09.02.2018

- Another prisoner escapes from JVA
- Fundamentalist centered mosque still open
- #MeeToo: Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg wants to protect actors
- 50,000 cars towed last year

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08.02.2018

- Coalition talks finished – SPD members have to agree
- New study on drug use in Berlin clubs
- Police searching for ATM criminals
- ‘Lyft’ to enter Berlin market

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07.02.2018

- Berliners are stuck in traffic jams for 44 hours a year
- Sleeping bag set on fire
- 12+ attacks on party offices in Berlin in 2017
- Berlin Superior Court sets trial date for four alleged IS supporters

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06.02.2018

- Administration calls on Berliners to support the homeless
- Berlin hopes to hire 8,000
- Thanh receives 2nd life sentence
- Tourist arrested after giving Hitler salute at Brandenburg Gate

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05.02.2018

- German Intelligence: North Korea’s Berlin embassy is used to acquire nuclear tech
- Almost 500.000 Euro in counterfeit money confiscated in 2017
- The next Berlin marketing stunt is a season ticket tattoo
- Famous Istanbul club opens offshoot in Berlin

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02.02.2018

- Referendum for more nursing staff
- Lütke Daldrup's pension payment is legal
- Exterminators going high-tech against rats
- Mayor Giffey condemns cowardly arson attack on Neuköllner bookseller

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01.02.2018

- Increasing attacks on BVG employees
- Two smugglers arrested in Berlin
- More unemployed in Berlin - but smallest increase in decades
- Grocery discounter Aldi Nord wants to enter housing market

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31.01.2018

- Airport chief Daldrup receives two salaries
- Petting zoo sheep stolen and slaughtered
- Portraits on Schloßstraße in Charlottenburg show Holocaust survivors
- Berlinale will screen movie in prison

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30.01.2018

- Zweckentfremdungsverbot: 8000 apartments permanently rented out again
- Over 2000 young Berliners receive aid because of drug addicted parents
- Lost property auction today
- Information needed on October attack in Pankow

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29.01.2018

- After cutting 7000 jobs: Siemens plans to build new facilities in the USA
- Massive reconstructions planned around Funkturm
- AfD politician on trial for defamation against homosexuals
- Michael Wolff will read “Fire and Fury” in Berlin

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

by Abby Ross Menacher, Albert Menacher

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