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Berlin schools reopened this week amid fears of a second COVID-19 wave, with about 370,000 students returning to the classroom.

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With the COVID-19 health crisis still at the top of Germany’s agenda, have climate change policies fallen to the wayside? Or has the pandemic provided a test run in crisis management?

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German authorities are investigating a series of death threats sent via email to politicians and other prominent figures.

A closer look at a series of death threats sent to politicians and other prominent figures in Germany

German authorities are investigating a series of death threats sent via email to politicians and other prominent figures.

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Berlin lifted more pandemic restrictions this week, but the city’s clubs remain closed for the foreseeable future.

Is the party over?

Berlin lifted more pandemic restrictions this week, but the city’s clubs remain closed for the foreseeable future.

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In the wake of nationwide and international protests against racism, Germany’s Green Party wants to change Article 3 of the nation’s Basic Law by removing “Rasse” – in English, “race”…

Should the word ‘Rasse’ (or ‘race’) be removed from Germany’s constitution?

In the wake of nationwide and international protests against racism, Germany’s Green Party wants to change Article 3 of the nation’s Basic Law by removing “Rasse” – in English, “race”…

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President Trump’s announcement of a drawdown of American forces from Germany caught German leaders, NATO, and the U.S. Congress by surprise.

What would Donald Trump’s withdrawal of 9,500 U.S. troops do to NATO and Europe?

President Trump’s announcement of a drawdown of American forces from Germany caught German leaders, NATO, and the U.S. Congress by surprise.

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More than 14 million people have downloaded Germany’s COVID-19 contact tracing app.

Is Germany’s ‘Corona-Warn-App’ a success?

More than 14 million people have downloaded Germany’s COVID-19 contact tracing app.

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This month, we revisit a show that aired at the end of 2019.

Paper stories (Rebroadcast)

This month, we revisit a show that aired at the end of 2019.

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Chancellor Angela Merkel and her cabinet today are discussing what to do when Germany takes the helm of the EU Council on July 1.

Will Germany’s EU council presidency move Europe forward?

Chancellor Angela Merkel and her cabinet today are discussing what to do when Germany takes the helm of the EU Council on July 1.

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Berlin passed a hotly debated anti-discrimination law this month, the first of its kind in Germany, that allows victims to pursue legal remedies against state officials — including…

Debating Berlin’s new anti-discrimination law

Berlin passed a hotly debated anti-discrimination law this month, the first of its kind in Germany, that allows victims to pursue legal remedies against state officials — including…

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Host Sumi Somaskanda delves into modern-day discrimination in Germany and its history of racial injustice with   Malcolm Ohanwe  , journalist for German public broadcaster BR;   Larry…

Will the worldwide, ‘Black Lives Matter’ protests open a new dialogue on racism in Germany and Europe?

Host Sumi Somaskanda delves into modern-day discrimination in Germany and its history of racial injustice with  Malcolm Ohanwe , journalist for German public broadcaster BR;  Larry…

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Since the COVID-19 pandemic started shutting down public gatherings, The Bear event has not been able to take place in person.

Stories of regret (Rebroadcast)

Since the COVID-19 pandemic started shutting down public gatherings, The Bear event has not been able to take place in person.

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The Bundesliga resumed this month with soccer teams playing to empty stadiums. It’s the first major sports league in the world to restart amid the coronavirus health crisis.

Soccer is back in Germany, should other countries follow suit?

The Bundesliga resumed this month with soccer teams playing to empty stadiums. It’s the first major sports league in the world to restart amid the coronavirus health crisis.

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As we enter this next phase in the pandemic, this will be the last episode in the “The Coronavirus Chronicle” series for now. We hear from Joanna Satanowska who lives in Warsaw.

Ready for action

As we enter this next phase in the pandemic, this will be the last episode in the “The Coronavirus Chronicle” series for now. We hear from Joanna Satanowska who lives in Warsaw.

from The Coronavirus Chronicles

Sam Robinson, 34, lives in London and has been here through the coronavirus crisis, which has hit the UK especially hard.

Moving at a different pace

Sam Robinson, 34, lives in London and has been here through the coronavirus crisis, which has hit the UK especially hard.

from The Coronavirus Chronicles

Restaurants and cafes are back open in Berlin, but how has the pandemic changed the experience of dining out?

How has the pandemic changed Berlin gastronomy, and who are the people protesting COVID-19 measures?

Restaurants and cafes are back open in Berlin, but how has the pandemic changed the experience of dining out?

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Anja Medved lives in a small town in Slovenia on the Italian border.

Hope and changes

Anja Medved lives in a small town in Slovenia on the Italian border.

from The Coronavirus Chronicles

After being stuck at home for seven weeks, Anthony Martin and his family now have a little freedom to move around in their Barcelona neighborhood.

Gazing down at a changing city

After being stuck at home for seven weeks, Anthony Martin and his family now have a little freedom to move around in their Barcelona neighborhood.

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Michaela Tomberger lives in the scenic Austrian alpine town of Kitzbühel. The 47-year-old Austrian loves skiing, which ended early this year due to the pandemic.

Lonely in a mountain paradise

Michaela Tomberger lives in the scenic Austrian alpine town of Kitzbühel. The 47-year-old Austrian loves skiing, which ended early this year due to the pandemic.

from The Coronavirus Chronicles

Ida Sandberg lives in Leiden, Netherlands. Her company offers roadside assistance and help to travelers in need.

'To travel or not'

Ida Sandberg lives in Leiden, Netherlands. Her company offers roadside assistance and help to travelers in need.

from The Coronavirus Chronicles