Berlin http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23649/all en Berlin mayor quits as airport chairman after further delay http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/berlin-mayor-quits-airport-chairman-after-further-delay <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>BERLIN, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereit said<br /> on Monday he was stepping down as supervisory board chairman of<br /> Berlin's new international airport following another<br /> postponement of the opening date for the city's flagship<br /> project.</p> <p>Wowereit, 59, a senior member of Germany's main opposition<br /> Social Democrats (SPD), has faced criticism for the repeated<br /> delays in opening the 4.3-billion euro ($5.6 billion) Willy<br /> Brandt International Airport.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/berlin-mayor-quits-airport-chairman-after-further-delay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Berlin CDATA City-states Government Inner German border Klaus Wowereit Person Attributes Person Career Politics Politics of Germany Quotation Social Democratic Party of Germany Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 19:58:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731392 at http://www.globalpost.com Berlin airport unlikely to open before 2015 - tech chief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/berlin-airport-unlikely-open-2015-tech-chief <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Berlin's delay-hit international airport is not likely to open until 2015, the airport's technical chief was quoted as saying on Wednesday, more than three years later than original plans envisaged for what was meant as the capital's flagship project.</p> <p>Already 20 years in the planning when construction began in 2006, the opening date has been postponed a number of times from an original 2008 due to problems with the fire-safety system and other building issues.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/berlin-airport-unlikely-open-2015-tech-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Berlin Berlin Tegel Airport City-states Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:00:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735252 at http://www.globalpost.com France says has faith in Algerian govt to end hostage crisis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/blank-headline-received-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Jan 17 (Reuters) - France has total confidence in the Algerian government to resolve a standoff at a desert gas facility where dozens of Western and Algerian hostages are being held, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Thursday.</p> <p>Le Drian said he would travel to Berlin in the next few hours to talk to his German counterpart about France's military campaign against Islamist rebels in Mali. The hostage-takers in Algeria have demanded an end to France's Mali campaign.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/blank-headline-received-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Berlin Jean-Yves Le Drian Mali Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 11:00:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735506 at http://www.globalpost.com (Blank Headline Received) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/blank-headline-received-7 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN-MURSI SAYS DIALOGUE WITH ALL SECTORS OF EGYPTIAN SOCIETY WILL BE POSSIBLE</p> Berlin Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 14:30:07 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741522 at http://www.globalpost.com Vattenfall axes 2,500 jobs amid low electricity prices http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/vattenfall-axes-2500-jobs-amid-low-electricity-prices <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Swedish energy group Vattenfall said Wednesday that it would axe 2,500 jobs, including 1,500 in Germany, by the end of next year owing to excess supply in Europe's electricity market.</p> <p>The state-owned group said that the 7.6 percent reduction in its staff was the result of weaker demand for electricity, a glut of carbon emission allowances and surplus production capacity.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/vattenfall-axes-2500-jobs-amid-low-electricity-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Berlin Business Labor Law Vattenfall AFP Wed, 06 Mar 2013 16:31:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5775164 at http://www.globalpost.com Germany's first gay rugby team scrums down http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/germanys-first-gay-rugby-team-scrums-down <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>They may have suffered a heavy defeat on their debut, but the Berlin Bruisers trudged off the pitch buoyant and proud after Germany's only gay rugby team played their first competitive match on Saturday.</p> <p>In freezing temperatures on a snow-covered public football pitch adapted for rugby the Bruisers lost 45-22 to Dublin's Emerald Warriors on the site of the historic Tempelhof airport.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130322/germanys-first-gay-rugby-team-scrums-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Berlin Street punk The Bruisers AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 04:46:01 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5790633 at http://www.globalpost.com Clooney brings spring to Berlin to shoot WWII film http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130328/clooney-brings-spring-berlin-shoot-wwii-film <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Berlin, Mar 28 (EFE).- Spring came to still-frosty Berlin this week courtesy of George Clooney, who had ice cleared from sidewalks and added green trees to the landscape for the filming of "The Monuments Men," set in the waning days of World War II.</p> <p>The film is inspired by true story of a U.S. military unit comprising seven museum directors, curators and art historians sent into Germany with the mission of rescuing art works plundered by the Nazis.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130328/clooney-brings-spring-berlin-shoot-wwii-film" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Berlin War Agencia EFE Thu, 28 Mar 2013 15:01:08 +0000 Agencia EFE 5796326 at http://www.globalpost.com German clinic returns Aborigine skulls to Australia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130426/german-clinic-returns-aborigine-skulls-australia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A leading German hospital said Friday it had handed over the skulls and bones of 33 Aborigines to Australian representatives to be returned for burial.</p> <p>The Charite hospital in Berlin returned the ancestral remains at an official ceremony after a 2008 agreement with Australia for their repatriation for "a dignified burial".</p> <p>Most of the skulls and skeletal parts arrived in Germany in the late 19th and early 20th century and were kept in various Berlin collections, a hospital statement said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130426/german-clinic-returns-aborigine-skulls-australia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Berlin AFP Fri, 26 Apr 2013 16:31:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5826176 at http://www.globalpost.com Hospital to probe alleged medical trials on unwitting East German patients http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130513/hospital-probe-alleged-medical-trials-unwitting-east-german- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN - Berlin's renowned Charite hospital says it plans to investigate allegations that patients in East Germany were used as unwitting guinea pigs in medical trials.</p> <p>Claims that Western drug companies paid the communist regime to conduct such tests first surfaced shortly after German reunification in 1990.</p> <p>But German weekly Der Spiegel reported this week that previously unpublished documents showed at least 50,000 patients were involved in more than 600 trials.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130513/hospital-probe-alleged-medical-trials-unwitting-east-german-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alcohol abuse Berlin The Canadian Press Mon, 13 May 2013 17:38:49 +0000 The Canadian Press 5836822 at http://www.globalpost.com German unemployment dips to 6.6 per cent in June on seasonal upswing in labour market http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130627/german-unemployment-dips-66-cent-june-seasonal-upswing-labou <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN - A seasonal pickup in job creation has helped push Germany's unemployment rate down to 6.6 per cent in June from 6.8 per cent the previous month.</p> <p>The Federal Labor Agency said Thursday that 2.865 million people were registered as unemployed, a drop of 72,000 over the month.</p> <p>When adjusted for seasonal factors, unemployment fell by 12,000 but the rate was steady at 6.8 per cent.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131211/german-government-forecasts-modest-growth-at-best-4th-quarte" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Berlin The Canadian Press Wed, 11 Dec 2013 10:48:55 +0000 The Canadian Press 6016861 at http://www.globalpost.com Berlin vies to become Coolest Small Town; ranks third heading into second round of voting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140111/berlin-vies-become-coolest-small-town-ranks-third-heading-se <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN, Md. - Berlin is in the running to become "America's Coolest Small Town" with a third-place finish in the initial round of the Budget Travel contest.</p> <p>The small town between Salisbury and Ocean City finished just behind Buckhannon, W.Va., and Travelers Rest, S.C., in the first round of the Budget Travel 2014 Coolest Small Towns contest.</p> <p>The contest, according to the Budget Travel website, will recognize a town with a population of fewer than 10,000 that has a certain something that can't be found anywhere else.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. 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