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Berlin Addresses Rumor That It Is Kicking Refugees Out Of Hostels And Hotels

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 01.04.2017 | Home

A Berlin government official has shot down a rumor that refugees are being removed from all hostels and hotels housing refugees in Berlin. "There mus...

Advice From Startupbootcamp Amsterdam

Lisa Chau | Posted 10.25.2016 | Business
Lisa Chau

Patrick de Zeeuw (right) at Startupbootcamp Amsterdam In April, I before I met with Deputy Mayor Kajsa Ollongren during The Next Web conference in th...

A Star Is Born in Berlin: Catherine Duquette's CELEBRITY BOUND

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 10.26.2016 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

The double message reverberating through Catherine Duquette's aptly titled Celebrity Bound is where her one-person multimedia show at Daniel Brunet's resurrection of English Theatre Berlin gets its impact.

Everyday Empathy in the Photographs of Michael Dressel

F. Scott Hess | Posted 10.23.2016 | Arts
F. Scott Hess

"I do believe in magic. The magic that happens when I am pointing a camera at life and freeze a few hundredths of a second into an image. Afterwards that image turns into this thing that communicates what I think and feel about the world."

German Entrepreneurs Want To Teach Refugees How To Code For Free

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.23.2015 | Home

A group of tech entrepreneurs in Germany wants to help the country's newcomer refugees find jobs by giving them coding lessons for free. A Berlin-base...

In Berlin, Tango Community Embraces Refugees

Pro Journo | Posted 10.17.2016 | Home
Pro Journo

The local Tango community has organized to provide emergency shelters for those in need. This is a particularly colorful example of how residents of the German capital have taken it upon themselves to welcome the tens of thousands arriving into the city.

Making Sense of Berlin Art Week

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 10.08.2016 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

This opening night event of a 2015 Berlin Art Week marked by collaboration between institutions was a terrific symbol for Berlin, now 26 years into its ongoing urban project of reunification.

Ever Heard a Beatboxing Harpist? Phillip King's Unconditional Love Frequency Campaign Hums in the City of Angels

Jesse Damiani | Posted 10.08.2016 | Arts
Jesse Damiani

Los Angeles is a city full of characters, and Phillip King is no exception. A tall man who exudes positivity in his seemingly permanent ear-to-ear smile, Phillip has been bringing his distinct style to different corners of the city for the past few years, becoming something of a fixture for locals.

The 10 Most Instagrammable Cities in Europe

Eating Europe Tours | Posted 10.06.2016 | Travel
Eating Europe Tours

Wondering which European cities are best represented on Instagram? Yep, we were too! So we undertook the highly scientific mathematical research of finding out how many times the hashtags for the names of each city in Europe have been used.

25 Years After German Reunification

HuffPost Germany | Jürgen Klöckner, Tobias Böhnke, Sophia Maier | Posted 10.06.2015 | Home

On Saturday, Oct. 3, Germany celebrated 25 years of unification -- but many Germans are finding it difficult to celebrate. Many have lost faith in pol...

Europe's Best Street Art Uncovered

Trip4real | Posted 09.21.2016 | Travel
Trip4real

Back in the day it was considered a kind of vandalism that made cities dirtier and belittled their prestige, but today graffiti is capturing the global attention of travelers, artists and art critics and fueling a new kind of tourism.

Last Days of Summer -- Lollapalooza in Berlin

Sean Bradford | Posted 09.21.2016 | Entertainment
Sean Bradford

There was a final taste of summer last weekend in Berlin, as good weather helped to usher in the first European addition of Lollapalooza. Taking place in the former Tempelhof Airport, the history of the building and the location resulted in more of a "city" festival vibe.

Women in Business Q&A: Toma Clark Haines, Chief Executive, The Antiques Diva

Laura Dunn | Posted 09.21.2016 | Business
Laura Dunn

Toma Clark Haines is the Chief Executive of The Antiques Diva, Europe's largest antiques touring and sourcing company. As an American who has lived a...

12 European Mansion Hotels That Are Postcard-Perfect

Oyster | Posted 09.16.2016 | Travel
Oyster

A stay in a historic mansion-turned-hotel sounds particularly cozy. And sorry North America, South America, Asia, Africa, and Australia (Antarctica, you were never in the running), but nowhere does a stunning estate better than Europe.

Longing to Belong: What's Next in the European Migrant Crisis

Beth Kephart | Posted 09.16.2016 | Home
Beth Kephart

Do we calculate our compassion -- our own humanity -- against the measure of individual faces and particular stories or against the staggering reality of the math? The millions fleeing. The miles of razor-wire.

Reminders of Nazi Germany in Berlin

Hipmunk | Posted 09.15.2016 | Travel
Hipmunk

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk Berlin, the capital of Germany, holds a unique and sad chapter in the world history books. While the modern city is home ...

Giant Lenin Head Unearthed In Berlin

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.11.2015 | Home

BERLIN, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Twenty-four years after it was buried, the head of a giant statue of Soviet revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin was dug up...

'Wir Sind Die Neuen' -- We Are the New Ones

Kimann Schultz | Posted 09.09.2016 | Entertainment
Kimann Schultz

When sleep is the last thing on one's mind, what does one do to pass the pseudo slip of a night on a flight to Berlin?

10 European Festivals & Events You Can't Miss This Fall

Trip4real | Posted 09.08.2016 | Travel
Trip4real

Just because summer is over doesn't mean you have to say goodbye to festival season. For travelers and students visiting Europe we have put together a round-up of this fall's best music and art festivals.

Try Speaking Their Language When You Travel

Lev Raphael | Posted 09.08.2016 | Travel
Lev Raphael

Preparing for my first German book tour, I took an on-line grammar test from a language school. Big mistake. I was never good at test-taking and I bombed, despite having studied some basic German for more than a year.

The Berlin Crisis of 1961

ADST | Posted 09.07.2016 | Home
ADST

This account was compiled from an interview done by ADST in 1995 with Kempton B. Jenkins, who was posted to Embassy Moscow during this tense time and recounts Ambassador to the Soviet Union Llewellyn E. Thompson's (aka "Tommy") meetings with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrey Gromyko.

Ukraine: The Consequences of Far Right World War II Revisionism

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 08.25.2016 | Home
Nikolas Kozloff

How extreme will politics have to get before the Ukrainian establishment stands up to the far right? If the political mainstream doesn't act soon, Kiev's relationships with key diplomatic partners and even Poland could be severely tarnished.

The 54th Anniversary of the Berlin Wall

ADST | Posted 08.13.2016 | Home
ADST

The Wall was initially constructed in the middle of Berlin, and expanded over the following months. It entirely cut off West Berlin from the surrounding East Germany, prohibiting East Germans to pass into West Germany.

Berlin's Beautiful Musical Summer

Saba Farzan | Posted 08.10.2016 | Arts
Saba Farzan

Both concerts -- through the performance of exceptionally gifted artists -- will remain unforgettable. What they symbolize in a very personal way to me is why I fell in love with music -- people can either respect music or it can become part of their soul, to me it clearly is the latter.

Anti-Semitic Graffiti Mars Monument During Berlin Maccabi Games

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 08.01.2015 | Religion

Berlin police say a well-known city landmark has been defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti in an incident that comes as thousands of Jewish athletes are...