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Newsletter 26. September 2017

Good evening!

Sorry, a little late this week but I wanted to include the election. And news! Sunday evening I’ll be in a taping of Radio Spätkauf, an English-language podcast about Berlin news. Come down to Comedy Cafe Berlin – it’s free (Facebook invite)!
Here’s what happened in our favorite city this week:


Non-binding Vote Pushes for Tegel to Remain Open

Us oldtimers remember the vote to close Tempelhof. And then the vote to not build on it. And this time Tegel should stay open. Who doesn’t like able to walk off a plane and right into a taxi? Here’s Bloomberg’s take.


Thaipark Streetfood Market May Be Ending

Following complaints from neighbors and a recent raid, a local politician is trying to find a palatable solution for the market in Wilmersdorf. Fewer, law-abiding booths are one suggestion. Doing away with the event is another. Read on…


Details in Tiergarten Murder, Police HQ Burgled, Crime Down

The suspect in a recent murder in Tiergarten has been identified as an 18-year-old Russian who will soon be extradited to Berlin. A police museum at the copshop’s HQ in Tempelhof was robbed and stats for the first half show crime down strongly. Read on…


Protestors Set Siege to AfD Election Party

Protestors late Sunday gathered near the AfD’s election party at an Alexanderplatz nightclub to show their distaste for the far-right party’s platform and result in the Bundestag election. This coverage by The Independent has some interesting quotes from both sides.


A Rainy Berlin Marathon

Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge missed a world record by 35 seconds Sunday, running 42.195 kms through Berlin in 2:03:32. Gladys Cherono, also of Kenya, won the women’s event in 2:20:23. 43,852 people suffered, er, ran this year. Runner’s World has a play-by-play.


Refugee Returns €14k Found On The Subway

A 16-year-old Iraqi refugee turned in a purse with €14,000 she found on the ubahn. Police reconnected the cash with its elderly owner. The refugee may get a reward even though she turned it down initially. The Wave has a story


Get a Feel For Ai Weiwei’s Pfefferberg Studio

The artist has long had a connection to Berlin but was only recently allowed to return from his native China. An interesting overview. The Telegraph


Second Vietnamese Diplomat Ejected Over Kidnapping

The German government told a second Vietnamese diplomat to leave the country for their role in the August kidnapping in Berlin of a Vietnamese asylum seeker. The Local


Sportsball: Hertha, Union & Eisbären

Hertha beat Bayer Leverkusen 2:1 Sept. 20 and then lost to Mainz 0:1 Sept. 23, putting them 8th in the Bundesliga. Union Berlin lost 0:1 to SV Sandhausen a week ago and then beat 1. FC Kaiserslautern Monday 5:0 — they’re in 9th now. The Eisbären are in 2nd in the hockey liga despite losing 2:4 to Red Bull Munich Sunday.


See You Next Week With More Hauptstadt Headlines!

Thanks for reading! Questions, comments, suggestions or submissions? news@newsfeed.BERLIN is your Huckleberry. Let me know what you think!





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