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    1. FT Photo Diary

      January 20, 2015

      Eye spike

      A model presents a creation of the designer Rebekka Ruetz at the Berlin fashion week autumn/winter 2015 in Berlin   ...

    2. January 15, 2015

      Pegida people reshape German politics

      Two crowds were rallying on Monday at the Brandenburg Gate in the German capital. To the east, 300 members of the Berlin...

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    1. January 13, 2015

      The ‘feelgood managers’ who decode Berlin for expat tech workers

      From gourmet chefs in the kitchen to lavishly equipped games rooms, the perks enjoy­ed by Silicon Valley’s tech company...

    2. January 12, 2015

      Counter protests dwarf German anti-Islamisation rallies

      More than 85,000 people took to the streets across Germany on Monday night in protests against demonstrations held by a...

    3. January 12, 2015

      Deutsches Symphonie Orchester/Roger Norrington, Philharmonie, Berlin — review

      When the public broke that first law of concert-hall etiquette by launching into thunderous applause between movements of...

    4. FT Photo Diary

      January 7, 2015

      Merkel's charity carol singers

      German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a reception for Sternsinger (carol singers) at the Chancellery in Berlin on...

    5. December 26, 2014

      Prosecutors raid LG over washing machine row with Samsung

      South Korean prosecutors raided LG Electronics’ headquarters in Seoul on Friday amid claims that a team of its executives...

    6. beyondbrics

      December 23, 2014

      Hello 2015: the EM "catch up" themes to watch

      By Jorge Mariscal of UBS Wealth Management Over the past 20 years, 700m people have been lifted out of poverty in developing...

    7. December 21, 2014

      Jörg Widmann’s Trauermarsch for Piano and Orchestra, Philharmonie, Berlin — review

      A piano soliloquy evoking Schumann ceded to a procession of dry string attacks and inescapable cacophony, a power struggle...

    8. FT Photo Diary

      December 5, 2014

      Eyes and ears on Ghani

      German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Afghani President Ashraf Ghani take part in a press conference at the Federal...

    9. December 1, 2014

      Baal, Deutsches Theater (Kammerspiele), Berlin – review

      Bertolt Brecht’s first full-length play received its belated Berlin premiere here at the Deutsches Theater in 1926, revised...

    10. November 30, 2014

      The Past, Schaubühne, Berlin – review

      A bit of well-judged self-parody seldom goes amiss. About two-thirds of the way through Constanza Macras’s 100-minute...

    11. November 27, 2014

      Die Frau vom Meer, Deutsches Theater, Berlin – review

      The Lady from the Sea goes against the grain of Ibsen’s other female-protagonist dramas. Faced with a choice between...

    12. November 10, 2014

      Tagebuch eines Verschollenen/La voix humaine, Staatsoper Berlin – review

      A Czech villager in love with a gypsy girl. A Parisian woman on the telephone with her ex-lover. The villager must leave all...

    13. November 9, 2014

      Angela Merkel: ‘fall of Wall showed us dreams can come true’

      Angela Merkel said on Sunday that the fall of the Berlin Wall should serve as inspiration in tackling today’s global...

    14. November 8, 2014

      Gorbachev warns world on ‘the brink of a new cold war’

      Former Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned on Saturday that the Ukraine crisis had brought the world to “the brink...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      November 7, 2014

      Merkel commemorates Berlin wall anniversary

      Markus Schreiber/AP German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a special session of the German parliament to commemorate the...

    16. November 7, 2014

      Berlin: a tale of two cities

      It was the early evening of November 9 1989. The East German people were rebelling. In a televised press conference, the...

    17. November 7, 2014

      The East German border guard who opened the Berlin Wall

      At first his men refused to obey. It was only when Lieutenant Harald Jäger gave the order a second and then a third time...

    18. November 6, 2014

      Bliss it was to be alive, but to be a Berliner was very heaven

      The fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9 1989 was not something that could be understood; it could only be felt. One word...

    19. November 6, 2014

      After 25 years Germany needs a foreign policy

      Germany is casting around for a foreign policy. To say Angela Merkel’s government has embraced the task with unbridled...

    20. November 5, 2014

      German rail strike to hit events that mark fall of Berlin Wall

      Germany’s train drivers severely disrupted the country’s rail network on Wednesday at the start of a four-day strike, the...

    21. November 5, 2014

      Fall of Berlin Wall remains region’s best chance to heal wounds

      In his new book The Trouble with History, Adam Michnik, a courageous Polish dissident intellectual under communism, writes:...

    22. November 2, 2014

      Entrepreneurs in step with a growing venture

      Milan has carved a name for itself as Italy’s fashion and design capital. Style is in the city’s DNA and even those with...

    23. October 31, 2014

      Street photography in Berlin

      It is a grey autumn afternoon at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate, but despite the weather there’s a happy, chattering, throng of...

    24. October 31, 2014

      Remembering the fall of the Berlin Wall

      The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall, by Mary Elise Sarotte, Basic Books, RRP£18.99/$27.99, 320 pages...

    25. October 29, 2014

      Governments sign deal against tax evasion

      Fifty-one countries have pledged to pass on financial data after signing an agreement in Berlin to crack down on tax...

    26. October 24, 2014

      Traded life policies aren’t dead yet

      It’s not been a great few weeks for stock market investors and unfortunately in the short term I don’t think matters will...

    27. October 21, 2014

      Die Schöne Helena, Komische Oper Berlin/Der Zarewitsch, Staatsoperette Dresden – review

      Two state capitals, two operetta premieres, two gay takes on dated subject matter, two very different outcomes. Is operetta...

    28. FT Alphaville

      October 20, 2014

      Spending versus consolidation, German political capital edition

      Two sets of charts from BCA Research with unclear implications: One interpretation of these charts is that they explain the...

    29. October 10, 2014

      Uber to slash Berlin ride-sharing fares to steer round city’s ban

      Uber, the taxi app group, is slashing prices as it seeks to navigate restrictions imposed by authorities and overturn a ban...

    30. October 7, 2014

      Performers for hire

      Ever had a party swanky enough to justify hiring a musician, but at a loss as to how to find one? Berlin-based Sidestage...

    31. October 6, 2014

      Tosca, Staatsoper Berlin, Schiller Theater – review

      How is this actually possible? How can the leading opera house of the German capital open its season with something so...

    32. beyondbrics

      September 29, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * Hong Kong removes riot police from streets | Government says Chinese soldiers will not be deployed *...

    33. September 26, 2014

      Berlin: the ‘Goldilocks city’ with an anarchic soul

      On a warm autumn day, we walk up to Winterfeldtplatz, past the mustachioed men in tight leather on the street where...

    34. September 24, 2014

      East Germany still lags behind west after fall of Berlin Wall

      Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, living standards in the former Communist east Germany still languish...

    35. September 11, 2014

      Mario Draghi hits back at critics of asset-backed securities plan

      Mario Draghi has hit back at critics of his plan to revive the eurozone’s recovery by buying hundreds of billions of euros...

    36. The World

      September 11, 2014

      The gulf in budget discipline between Paris and Berlin

      Like anyone familiar with the French definition of budgetary discipline, I didn’t spill my coffee in shock on Wednesday...

    37. September 10, 2014

      Exit Paradise, Neuköllner Oper, Studio, Berlin – review

      What happens when none of your dreams comes true? Uschi longs to travel. She collects odd facts and reflects on her...

    38. September 8, 2014

      Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London

      One could hear the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra a hundred times and still marvel at its beefy sound, the precision of its...

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