Sumi Somaskanda

Host, Studio Berlin

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This week, we measure the political climate in the U.S. in the lead up to the presidential election. With less than three weeks to go, what’s going on in the nation’s capital?

Is U.S President Donald Trump running out of time?

This week, we measure the political climate in the U.S. in the lead up to the presidential election. With less than three weeks to go, what’s going on in the nation’s capital?

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On Oct. 3, 1990, less than a year after the fall of the Berlin Wall, East and West Germany were reunited.

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On Oct. 3, 1990, less than a year after the fall of the Berlin Wall, East and West Germany were reunited.

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Cases of COVID-19 are rising and despite warnings from Berlin to remain alert, a growing number of Germans are pushing back against hygiene and social distancing rules even as their…

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