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Merkel Opens New Front in Fight Against Diesel Vehicle Bans

Merkel Opens New Front in Fight Against Diesel Vehicle Bans

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she’ll seek to amend German anti-pollution laws to avoid driving bans for diesel vehicles in cities where harmful nitrogen-oxide emissions are just slightly above the limit.  The proposal would include Frankfurt, the biggest city in the Hesse region, where polls suggest her Christian Democratic Union party is headed for losses […]

Angela Merkel Backs Theresa May’s Plan Not To Trigger Brexit This Year

Angela Merkel Backs Theresa May’s Plan Not To Trigger Brexit This Year

The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has backed Theresa May’s decision to wait until next year before starting the formal process of leaving the EU, despite pressure from others in Europe for a speedier exit. After their first meeting in Berlin, Merkel gave support to the new prime minister, saying it was right and necessary for […]

Border Zones: ‘Berlin In The 1980s Was Like An Advert For Hedonism’

Border Zones: ‘Berlin In The 1980s Was Like An Advert For Hedonism’

It is 1984 and I’m being driven around East Berlin in a Jaguar XJ6, the only one in town. We are making Chinese Boxes, a cheap thriller with an incomprehensible plot about teenage drug deaths, Berlin gangsters and US intelligence. The film’s budget is about three quid and, to save money, it is being scored […]

Muthoga Receives Prestigious ‘Sports For Good’ Award In Germany

Muthoga Receives Prestigious ‘Sports For Good’ Award In Germany

A Kenyan has received a prestigious award for a sports development initiative targeting young disadvantaged girls and young women. Rachel Muthoga, of ‘Moving the Goalposts, received the ‘Sports for Good’ award in Berlin, Germany, on Monday night. This was during the Laureus World Sports Awards 2016. Muthoga is the executive director of ‘Moving the Goalposts’, […]

Meryl Streep sparks uproar over ‘We’re all Africans’ remarks

Meryl Streep sparks uproar over ‘We’re all Africans’ remarks

Meryl Streep, the most admired actress of her generation, fueled Hollywood’s diversity controversy on Thursday when she said that all of humanity originated in Africa. The three-time Oscar winner, who is in Berlin heading up her first international film jury, made the comment at a news conference when she was asked if she was familiar […]