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German official says crystal meth makes him work harder

Berlin - German Member of Parliament (MP), Michael Hartmann, has admitted to using crystal meth. The police were notified by a drug dealer.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson - 2 comments

Ukrainian rebels agree to three-way ceasefire talks

Berlin - Russia and Ukraine agreed Wednesday to hold talks with pro-Moscow rebels to try to reach an agreement on a new ceasefire to replace the one that expired earlier in the week, resulting in hundreds of deaths.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Berlin first city to get its full name as own Internet domain

Berlin - Berlin is about to become the first city in the world with its own Internet domain name. The city's businesses will be able to use ".berlin" from mid-March 2014.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Asian films win big as Chinese thriller takes top Berlin prize

Asian films were big winners at the Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday, led by gritty Chinese thriller "Bai Ri Yan Huo" (Black Coal, Thin Ice) about an overweight detecti...
In the Media by Michael Roddy and Alexandra Hudson (Reuters)

Scorsese says NY Review film meant as guide to young

Director and producer Martin Scorsese says he hopes his documentary to mark the 50th anniversary of the New York Review of Books will point young people in the right direction for getting reliable inform...
In the Media by Michael Roddy (Reuters)

Childhood epic, religious drama vie for Berlin film prize

Films ranging from a coming-of-age docudrama using the same actors over a 12-year span, a feature about radical Catholics and an unflinching look at Northern Ireland's troubles stand out...
In the Media by Michael Roddy and Gareth Jones (Reuters)

Horror of Ethiopian bride abduction shown at Berlin festival

"Angelina Jolie presents" is the first thing on screen in the Ethiopian movie "Difret", but the true story of a 14-year-old girl's abduction, rape and trial for killing her abductor speaks for itself.
In the Media by Michael Roddy (Reuters)

Director Loach says small jabs at society got better results

British film director Ken Loach, receiving a lifetime achievement award at the Berlin film festival on Friday, said the more ambitious his films were in trying to push a social or political agenda, the l...
In the Media by Michael Roddy (Reuters)

Linklater's family saga, 12-years to make, captivates Berlin

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In the Media by Gareth Jones (Reuters)

Chinese directors master Nordic noir, shoot-'em-up Western

An overweight detective with a drinking problem and a fresh divorce stumbles through the snow to catch a killer armed with ice-skates, showing China has no need to envy the Nordics when it comes to crime...
In the Media by Stephen Brown (Reuters)

Lukewarm Berlin film market generates buzz nevertheless

Berlin's international film festival ends this weekend with some film buyers and sellers having made significant deals and others complaining of slack sales activity with no significant driver.
In the Media by Michael Roddy (Reuters)

Modern take on Abraham's sacrifice dissects Turkish village life

After years focusing on his visual arts career, Turkey's Kutlug Ataman has returned to feature filmmaking with a touching portrait of the pressures and hypocrisy of village life in his northeastern An...
In the Media by Alexandra Hudson (Reuters)

Latin American cinema shows global ambition at Berlin fest

A "New Age" healer whose estranged son is a falconer are the odd couple at the heart of an English-language movie by Peruvian director Claudia Llosa that marked a coming-of-age moment fo...
In the Media by Michael Roddy and Sarah Marsh (Reuters)

Gay-themed films in Berlin reflect societal divide

Gay characters and themes have become so common in film that it came as a shock when director Adam Csaszi said he changed his movie based on a true story about a gay footballer and his lover in rural Hun...
In the Media by Michael Roddy (Reuters)

Monster or god? Nick Cave explores rock performance in new film

Australian singer-songwriter Nick Cave - who has conjured up so much horror, lust and murder as well as haunting love songs in three decades fronting "The Bad Seeds" - worries that technology could destr...
In the Media by Stephen Brown (Reuters)

Afghan war movie probes German historical angst, self-image

Frustration with a lack of open discussion in Germany over its involvement in Afghanistan and over Berlin's treatment of Afghans helping its troops there spurred the making of the film "Inbetween Worlds" ...
In the Media by Gareth Jones (Reuters)

Alain Resnais fuses art forms in new comedy at Berlin festival

At 91-years-old, veteran French filmmaker Alain Resnais shows no sign of letting up his experimentation, drawing on theatre, graphic illustration and cinema in his whimsical comedy "Life of Riley" that pre...
In the Media by Sarah Marsh (Reuters)

Filmed version of novel can 'feel insane': Author Hornby

Seeing a filmed version of one of your novels can "feel insane", British author Nick Hornby said on Monday at the Berlin film festival where the movie based on his anti-suicide-pact book "A Long Way Down" had a special screening.
In the Media by Reuters

Filipino film highlights dangerous power of social media

A gay 15-year-old's heartbreak and obsession with the social media make for a gripping tale of how the Internet can drive fragile minds into a dangerous world, in the Filipino film "Unfriend" shown at
In the Media by Alexandra Hudson (Reuters)

Norwegian film partly spoofs 'Nordic Noir' at Berlin fest

A Norwegian film that is part thriller, part spoof of the "Nordic Noir" genre, and a Chinese movie set in a massage clinic run by blind people and using some blind actors were the main offerings at the B
In the Media by Michael Roddy (Reuters)

Illegal Norwegian whale meat sold as snacks at Berlin Green Week

Berlin - Customs officials uncovered a scandal at Berlin's International Green Week food fair on Wednesday when they confiscated three kilos of illegal Minke whale meat from a stall at the event. Regrettably four kilos had already been sold.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Dog deli causes howling controversy in Berlin, Germany

Berlin - Over the recent festive period, a special restaurant, just for dogs and cats, opened in Berlin, Germany. However, controversy has raised its furry head over whether a luxury deli for animals is a necessary item.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Two Nazi looted art works found in German parliament

Berlin-k - Months ago a scandal broke involving art works, allegedly stolen by Nazis during WWII. Recently however, an art historian has discovered more stolen art works, this time inside Germany's parliament, the Bundestag.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 4 comments

Berlin Council authorizes first cannabis café

Berlin - Berlin council voted in favor of the first cannabis café, with the hope of impeding illegal drug dealing. However, accompanying problems remain unsolved.
In the Media by Cameron Christner - 1 comment

Bronski Beat Jimmy Somerville busks along with street musician

Lead singer of British pop groups Bronski Beat and The Communards, Jimmy Somerville, accompanies a street musician in singing one of his well-known 80's songs.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 1 comment

Berlin dogs overdosing on drug users' excrement in parks

Berlin - Vets in Germany's capital are warning about an increase in the number of dogs becoming ill and unable to walk properly, after eating the feces of human drug users in Berlin's parks.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Yoko Ono awarded prestigious German peace prize

Berlin - "For her lasting artistic and peace-promoting political work," Yoko Ono, Japanese artist and widow of John Lennon, has won a prestigious German peace prize — the Theodor Wanner Lifetime Achievement Award.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Samsung to reveal Galaxy GEAR smartwatch at IFA 2013 in Berlin

Samsung once again beats Apple to the punch, or in this case the smartwatch market. With the Apple iWatch being rumored for quite some time now, Samsung will be showing off their Galaxy GEAR at the IFA 2013.
In the Media by Milton Este

Laurel Holloman's new abstract art show lands in Berlin Special

American painter Laurel Holloman continues her successful series of European exhibitions, after her first two solo art shows last year in Paris, France, and Venice, Italy; this time on German soil, in the heart of Berlin.
Digital Journal Report by Anca Dumitru - 3 comments

Life-size Barbie Dreamhouse Berlin faces left-wing protests

Berlin - Barbie fans could have their dreams of enjoying a visit to Berlin's soon-to-opened life size Barbie Dreamhouse dashed. Left-wing protesters who object to Barbie are planning an Occupy Barbie-Dreamhouse demonstration.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 6 comments
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South Afrika Vs. Mexico in Berlin with Corona beer and Die Fraktion
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Demonstration against military advices at school in Berlin
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Olafur Eliasson: Innen Stadt Außen
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Protests against worldwide NSA surveillance in Germany.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with her Greek counterpart George Papandreou
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Nazi Demo in Berlin on May 1, 2010
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Aga Khan's collection for the first time in Berlin - Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum
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The Berlin Vital 2010
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with her Greek counterpart George Papandreou
German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with her Greek counterpart George Papandreou
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The six-story archive building of the City of Cologne  collapsed on 3 March 2009  comes to life agai...
The six-story archive building of the City of Cologne, collapsed on 3 March 2009, comes to life again at the Berlin's Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum.
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Berlinale Gala 2010: Wag Quan-'An, Best Script Prize with "Apart together"
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Protests against worldwide NSA surveillance in Germany.
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Protests against worldwide NSA surveillance in Germany.
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International Tourism Bourse 2010 in Berlin
International Tourism Bourse 2010 in Berlin
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The vattenfall Berlin Half Marathon 2010. Eshetu Wondimu (Ethiopia), winner in the men category
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with her Greek counterpart George Papandreou
German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with her Greek counterpart George Papandreou
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Bicycle traffic light in Berlin, Germany
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Eberhard Junkersdorf, Klaus Wowereit, Bernd Neumann, Dieter Kosslick and Christina Kim presents the outdoor screening of the original version of the cult movie “Metropolis” at the Brandenburg Tor on Feb. 12
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Skoda Velothon Berlin 2010
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The Deutsches Technikmuseum
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CohIT: The healthcare IT industry in Berlin
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