AFP correspondent, Berlin-based since '95. Cover Angela Merkel, Europe's top economy and foreign policy but they let me do the film fests too. Usual disclaimer.
right turns, (often scared) cyclists & delivery guys on e-bikes blasting through crowded sidewalks & e-scooters piled high on the narrow spaces once reserved for us walkers, I'm going to back initiatives ( is just 1) fighting for a real ENDS #Verkehrswende
If you're new to Berlin: get outside and hold these perfect fall days close, you're going to need them this winter
Angela Merkel holds the hand of state leader Malu Dreyer, who lives with MS, to support her as the 2 inspect the damage in the flood-ravaged town of Schuld and speak with rescue workers and residents @AFP @AFPphoto Photo (Christof Stache)
Well done, Berlin. These trash cans popping up at parks allow you to easily donate your deposit bottles to collectors without them having to dig through the garbage
Merkel is asked (at a tech conf): Do you use smart technology at home or do you switch on the washing machine yourself? Merkel: My husband does the laundry.
This 100 yo ad for a Jewish-owned clothing shop forced to close in '38 only recently came to light in Gelsenkirchen, Germany when the building next door was torn down. Debate raging how best to preserve it with construction plans already approved h/t Weiße Rose Gesellschaft
BREAKING: BioNTech-Pfizer say Covid vaccine 100% effective in 12-15 year olds @AFP
Berlin was liberated from the Nazis 75 years ago today. This new website walks you through that time with extraordinary pictures of Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Alexanderplatz & Sachsenhausen concentration camp layered on top of contemporary images
Whatever you presume the level of international interest in all aspects of the #GeorgeFloyd story is & what it says about US democracy & the rule of law, multiply it by a factor of 10