Berlin Briefing

09.11.2017

- More Stolpersteine gone missing
- Lufthansa takes over direct flights from Berlin to New York
- Corrupt policeman sentenced to prison on probation
- Bus sculpture is coming to Brandenburger Tor

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08.11.2017

- Berliner charged with recruiting young girls on Darknet
- Berlin plans green bicycle lanes
- Bomb to be diffused in Potsdam
- Political motive behind Stolpersteine theft
- Union Christmas Singing sold out after one day

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07.11.2017

- 21-year-old found dead in the Bundesallee
- 2600 cannabis plants found
- Two “Stolpersteine” stolen in Neukölln
- Agressive driver might lose license
- Volksbühne occupation caused 10.000 Euro in damages
- Communist activists pull Russian tank through Berlin

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06.11.2017

- Berlin and Brandenburg discuss the future of Tegel
- Police warn of K.O. joint scam popular with pickpockets
- Changes in Berlin AfD leadership
- Colder temperatures expected this week
- Police report

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03.11.2017

- Artemis brothel raided
- Berlin’s unemployment numbers fell in October
- Spying Berlin policewoman is not an isolated case
- Motorist stopped in mitte

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02.11.2017

- Court process restarts in case of corpse in freezer
- No operating company - container village in Tempelhof empty
- Very last Air Berlin plane released from Iceland lockdown
- Tram and Taxi collide at Alexanderplatz
- 4 week construction on S2 and S8
- Old ammunition removed from Weißensee

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01.11.2017

- Housing company fights rent index
- Homless camp in Tiergarten evicted
- 20-year-old stabbed at U-Bahnhof Hermannplatz
- Cars set on fire
- Police boats fail on average 111 days a year

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30.10.2017

- Laced marijuana on Warschauer Straße
- Autumn storm "Herwart" hits Berlin
- Police woman spied on neighbors
- Homeless protest against eviction from Tiergarten

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27.10.2017

- Human rights activist Steudtner back in Berlin
- Tegel closure becoming more and more likely
- Court decision unlocks nomination for new General Attorney
- Hertha fans display distasteful banner in DFB Pokal loss
- Canadian company plans to industrialize cannabis production

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26.10.2017

- Tiergarten homeless camps to be evicted this week
- Facial recognition program running without interference
- Reported Islamist arrested in Kreuzberg
- Vegan Chef summoned to police

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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 (or less) audio summary. In English.

by Abby Ross Menacher, Albert Menacher

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