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30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany recalls the economic gulf between East and West

Nov 4, 2019
In 1989, Germany was divided by much more than a concrete wall: West and East were separated by stark economic differences.
West Berliners crowd in front of the Berlin Wall early Nov. 11, 1989, as they watch East German border guards demolishing a section of the wall between East and West Berlin.
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Berlin voters to decide: Should Berlin’s old Tegel airport stay or go?

Sep 20, 2017
A vote in Berlin on September 24 will decide the fate of the old Tegel airport, located six miles outside the city.
More than 21 million people a year pass through Berlin's Tegel airport. The fate of the airport could be decided by Berlin voters in an election Sept. 24. 
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The future of security in Germany

Dec 22, 2016
The Berlin site of Monday's attack has reopened.
Visitors walk through the reopened Breitscheidplatz Christmas market, only a short distance from where a truck plowed into the market, killing 12 people and injuring dozens. 
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After Brexit vote, luring London businesses to Berlin

Jul 25, 2016
Investor thinks companies will move for access to the European single market.
Businesses could be adding their buildings to this skyline following Brexit.
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Goodbye to Berlin rentals?

May 3, 2016
A new law is banning many short-term rentals in Berlin, which means tourists may have to pay more.
The holiday flat 'Schmiede Harley' in Berlin. Berlin is restricting private property rentals through Airbnb and similar online platforms, threatening hefty fines in a controversial move meant to keep housing affordable for locals.
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