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Legendary Berlin dance hall faces uncertain future

Dec 26, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Claerchens Ballhaus, a 106-year history has even seen the Macarena and was used as a set for a Quentin Tarantino film

A picture taken on December 8, 2019 shows a view of the main dance floor at Berlin dance hall Claerchens Ballhaus. - The dance floor of Claerchens Ballhaus has seen it all: from its first tangos in 1913 to balls for war widows to the Cuban rumba banned by the Nazis. This legendary Berlin institution with a 106-year history has even seen the Macarena and, more recently, was used as a set for a Quentin Tarantino film. Now the venue is facing an uncertain future. (Photo by John MACDOUGALL / AFP)

U.S. urges Germany to 'help secure' Strait of Hormuz

Jul 31, 2019 - 8:30 AM

'Members of the German government have been clear that freedom of navigation should be protected... Our question is, protected by whom?' says the US Embassy in Berlin

Merkel says she's 'fine' after trembling spell

Jun 19, 2019 - 10:50 AM

The German Chancellor says she was just a bit dehydrated in the heat and dismissed concerns about her health

German Chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Angela Merkel gives a speech during a party congress of Germany's conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party on December 7, 2018 at a fair hall in Hamburg, northern Germany. - German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hand off leadership of her party after nearly two decades at the helm, with the race wide open between a loyal deputy and a longtime rival. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP)

Sleepless in Berlin: Nightingales flock to scruffy city parks

May 26, 2019 - 7:58 AM

A project by Berlin's Natural History Museum asks city dwellers to go out and record nightingales' song with their smartphone and upload it onto an app

Inside a Berlin 'gaming house,' where the esports elite hone their skills

Mar 02, 2019 - 8:30 AM

The idea of a gaming house allows teammates to live and play together under one roof, with hours dedicated to improving performances

UNDER ONE ROOF. A gamer, member of the eSports outfit Team Vitality, plays video games in the training room on January 16, 2019 at a Gaming House in Berlin's western suburb Halensee. Photo by Tobias Schwarz/AFP

Filipino musical 'Marco Polo' ends successful preview run in Berlin

Nov 13, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Written by Filipino-Belgian director Rogelio Saldo Chua, the musical was born from his personal love for the world-famous explorer's tales

Wesley So drops Round 1 of Candidates vs Fabiano Caruana

Mar 11, 2018 - 3:18 PM

In a battle of chess grandmasters under the American flag, Fabiano Caruana defeats Wesley So in 33 moves of a Queen's Pawn opening

FAVORED. Though he dropped his opening round game, Wesley So is still in the running in the Fide World Candidates Tournament. From Wesley So's Facebook.

Insolvent Air Berlin scraps flights over 'ill' pilots

Sep 12, 2017 - 5:19 PM

Air Berlin filed for insolvency in mid August after its main shareholder Gulf carrier Etihad pulled the plug on its cash lifeline

BARELY SURVIVING. An Air Berlin plane is pictured on the tarmac at the Tegel airport in Berlin on August 15, 2017. Odd Andersen/AFP

Berlin mayor to Trump: 'Don't build this wall!'

Jan 28, 2017 - 11:36 AM

Michael Mueller says his city – which was split by the Berlin Wall during the Cold War from 1961 89 – cannot look on without comment when a country plans to build a new wall

ADVICE. The mayor of Germany's long-divided capital Berlin, Michael Mueller, on January 27, 2017, offers some advice to US President Donald Trump: 'Don't build this wall!' File photo by Maurizio Gambarini/AFP

Patient kills doctor, commits suicide at Berlin hospital

Jul 26, 2016 - 8:15 PM

3rd UPDATE Police say the shooter is a 72 year old German man who had been treated Monday at a university hospital in the well heeled southwestern Steglitz neighborhood

Europe demands quick divorce from divided Britain

Jun 25, 2016 - 6:53 PM

UPDATED European powers urge Britain not to delay amid fears of a domino effect of exit votes in euroskeptic member states that could imperil the integrity of the bloc

GLOOM. A pedestrian shelters from the rain beneath a Union flag themed umbrella as they walk near the Big Ben clock face and the Elizabeth Tower at the Houses of Parliament in central London on June 25, 2016, following the pro-Brexit result of the UK's EU referendum vote. Justin Tallis/AFP

Germanwings crash victims' kin plan US lawsuit – report

Aug 09, 2015 - 11:32 PM

The victims kin question how it was possible that a co pilot with known mental health problems and a corresponding history was allowed to fly at all

Jedrzejczyk beats Penne into bloody pulp to retain UFC belt

Jun 21, 2015 - 5:04 PM

The 27 year old Jedrzejczyk finished Penne with her signature stand up arsenal to score a technical knockout triumph at the 4:22 mark of the third round

Toddler dies as measles outbreak hits German capital

Feb 23, 2015 - 10:24 PM

The resurgence of the preventable disease in Germany as well as in parts of the United States coincides with a movement among some parents to refuse to vaccinate their children

Germans, foreigners fete Berlin Wall's fall 25 years on

Nov 08, 2014 - 9:55 PM

People stream between key points of the Wall s former path where information boards recount the monumental events of November 9 1989

FALL OF THE WALL. A Belgian tourist takes photographs of the balloons that trace the course of the former Berlin Wall at the famous former 'Checkpoint Charlie' crossing in Berlin, Germany, 08 November 2014. Paul Zinken/EPA

Cow flatulence sparks explosion at German barn

Jan 28, 2014 - 8:52 PM

Flatulence from 90 cows likely ignited a static discharge that sparked an explosion

METHANE EXPLOSION.  A man grooms a highland cow prior to a show contest at the Gruene Woche International Agriculture Fair in Berlin January 17, 2014. John Macdougall/AFP

3 reasons why the Note 3 is Samsung's best smartphone

Sep 06, 2013 - 7:57 AM

Reporting from IFA 2013 in Berlin TechRap s @michaeljosh explains why the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 could possibly be Samsung s best smartphone yet

HIGHLIGHTS: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 launch

Sep 04, 2013 - 11:56 PM

Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy Note 3 smartphone tablet hybrid and the Galaxy Gear smart watch at its Unpacked Episode 2 event in Berlin Germany on September 4

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Sep 02, 2013 - 5:21 AM

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Life and Style wRap: Blue diamond, dumpster home, Chinese rockers

Aug 24, 2013 - 4:41 PM

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Obama to meet Merkel's main rival in Berlin

Jun 14, 2013 - 9:45 PM

US president Barack Obama will meet with Angela Merkel s chief opposition rival in Berlin on June 19

POLITICAL MEETING. US president Barack Obama will meet with Angela Merkel's chief opposition rival next week. Photo by AFP