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Berlin: Capital and largest city of Germany
Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany by both area and population. Its population of around 3.8 million inhabitants makes it the most-populous city of the European Union, according to population within city limits. One of Germany's 16 constituent states, Berlin is surrounded by the state of Brandenburg, and contiguous with Potsdam, Brandenburg's capital. Berlin's urban area has a population of around 4.5 million and is the second most populous urban area in Germany after the Ruhr. The Berlin-Brandenburg capital region has about six million inhabitants and is Germany's third-largest metropolitan region after the Rhine-Ruhr and Rhine-Main regions.

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Gemany agrees to repatriate Nigerian bronzes looted in colonial times [Video]

Gemany agrees to repatriate Nigerian bronzes looted in colonial times

In an historic move Germany has agreed to repatriate hundreds of Benin Bronzes in the Humboldt-Forum museum in Berlin to Nigeria next year.

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Rare collared lemur born at Berlin zoo [Video]

Rare collared lemur born at Berlin zoo

Berlin zoo showed its latest addition, a collared lemur named Elodie and her newborn baby, on Wednesday.

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Polka dots and pumpkins: Artist Yayoi Kusama showcases seventy years of her work [Video]

Polka dots and pumpkins: Artist Yayoi Kusama showcases seventy years of her work

Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is exhibiting sculptures and art inside and outside in Berlin and in New York, with her signature polka dots and infinity rooms.

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Protests in Berlin as parliament approves new COVID restrictions [Video]

Protests in Berlin as parliament approves new COVID restrictions

German legislators have given the green light to an overhaul of coronavirus restrictions as police clashed with demonstrators near the Reichstag.

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Protest in Berlin as Germany scrambles to pass national virus law [Video]

Protest in Berlin as Germany scrambles to pass national virus law

Several thousand protesters gather in central Berlin, waving flags and placards, as German lawmakers prepare to vote on a law amendment giving Angela Merkel's government power to impose tougher..

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Germany mourns its 80,000 Covid dead at memorial [Video]

Germany mourns its 80,000 Covid dead at memorial

Germany, represented by Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, holds a national memorial service in a Berlin concert hall for its nearly 80,000 victims of the coronavirus..

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Berlin's rent cap is illegal, Germany's top court rules [Video]

Berlin's rent cap is illegal, Germany's top court rules

The rent cap was introduced in February 2020 by Berlin's ruling coalition, which argued it was necessary to keep rent affordable in the German capital.

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Coronavirus pandemic: Negative test needed to enter Berlin shops [Video]

Coronavirus pandemic: Negative test needed to enter Berlin shops

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'Grim reaper' artist in Berlin protests Brazil virus stance [Video]

'Grim reaper' artist in Berlin protests Brazil virus stance

Multimedia artist Rafael Puetter, who has been in Berlin for five years and originally comes from Rio de Janeiro, made his nightly excursion in the small hours of Wednesday just as Brazil for the first..

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Successful Syrian refugees in Berlin now target of the far right [Video]

Successful Syrian refugees in Berlin now target of the far right

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‘I learned violence goes nowhere’: Syrian rebel who fled to Berlin [Video]

‘I learned violence goes nowhere’: Syrian rebel who fled to Berlin

A former rebel fighter recounts why Syrians decided to pick up arms against the forces of the Bashar al-Assad regime, 10 years ago.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 03:51Published

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