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Developer takes down part of Berlin Wall

BERLIN, March 27 (UPI) -- A German property developer removed sections of a historic stretch of the Berlin Wall Wednesday amid protests and heavy police presence, officials say.

Obama to speak in front of Berlin's Brandenburg Gate

BERLIN, July 10 (UPI) -- Sen. Barack Obama has planned a campaign stop in Europe and wants to speak in front of Berlin's Brandenburg Gate. Some German officials are not too excited, given the security challenges such an event would pose.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Germany Correspondent

Low vote may doom Tempelhof Airport

BERLIN, April 27 (UPI) -- A referendum aimed at saving Tempelhof Airport, which played a key role in the Berlin Airlift in 1948, failed Sunday because of low turnout, officials said.

Analysis: Germany debates Stasi killings

BERLIN, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Forty-six years ago on Monday, East German soldiers began building the Berlin Wall that would part a city in two and become the symbol of the Cold War. The wall's anniversary coincides with new revelations over ordered killings and spy missions of the Communist regime's secret police.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Germany Correspondent

Ground broken on new Berlin airport

BERLIN, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The groundbreaking ceremony for the Berlin Brandenburg International airport has taken place amid controversy and after years of delay.

Germans mark Berlin Wall anniversary

BERLIN, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- German officials marked the 45th anniversary Sunday of the beginning of construction on the Berlin Wall.

World Cup official dead

BERLIN, July 14 (UPI) -- Germany's top World Cup official, Juergen Kiessling, has died, four days after reportedly shooting himself in the head, says the BBC.

Jewish cemetery in Berlin decayed

BERLIN, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Berlin officials have backed a movement to have the city's Jewish cemetery declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

'Cabaret's' Nazi overtones upset audiences

BERLIN, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A new Berlin production of "Cabaret," a musical set in 1929 Germany, reportedly unnerved the audience with its Nazi overtones and racial slurs.

Berlin plans tough tactics for anarchists

BERLIN, April 28 (UPI) -- Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit has spoken out in favor of a tough police response to this year's installment of the city's annual May 1 anarchist riots.
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