In Burgwedel, near Hannover, a Sudanese baker’s apprentice is facing deportation. His teacher died, and he can only stay if he finds another one. With the town’s support and help from a […]
The city of Stuttgart
Stuttgart in southern Germany is multi-faceted. This economic hub is home to some 600 thousand residents. It is an industrial center but also home to many parks and cultural activities.
Migrants: Angela Merkel visits Berlin registration centre
Angela Merkel has visited a centre processing asylum applications in Berlin. The German Chancellor praised employees for their hard work and dedication. She stressed the need to try and help migrants and […]
Sokratis Sinopoulos Quartet – Eight Winds (2015)
Sokratis Sinopoulos: lyra Yann Keerim: piano Dimitris Tsekouras: bass Dimitris Emanouil: drums The distinctive cry of Sokratis Sinopoulos’ Constantinople lyra has previously been heard on ECM recordings of Eleni Karaindrou (The Weeping […]
Willkommen in München: migrants arrive in Germany
The first trainloads of migrants travelling from Hungary via Austria have arrived in the German city of Munich. Bayern Munich’s Javi Martinez went to the train station to give refugees shirts and […]
European migrant crisis: Germany expects record 800,000 asylum requests in 2015
Germany expects to receive up to 800,000 asylum-seekers in 2015, a new record, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said on Wednesday, as he urged action from the European level on the crisis.
Finland: Forgotten children of German soldiers
In Finland during WWII, German soldiers fathered many children with local women. After the war, the mothers were frequently ostracized and their children demonized as bastards. Only recently have mothers and children […]
Watch Skype translate a video conversation in real time
This changes everything. And I love the fact that this product is presented by Microsoft executives with an Indian accent promoting a product made in Scandinavia demoing it with a German discussing […]
Believe it or not but here is a documentary about record shops in Stuttgart [in German]
In the first part of our new documentary series on special musical themes of the region, we publish a portrait of the four Stuttgart record stores Ratzer Records, Pauls Musique, Second Hand […]
From McDonald’s Burger Flipper to Bürgermeister? Palestinian Immigrant Could Become Next Berlin Mayor!
With Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit facing his political Waterloo, all eyes have turned to Raed Saleh, who could become the first mayor of a major German city with foreign roots. The German […]