A tech scandal is unfolding in Berlin, involving Germany's ruling Christian Democratic Union party and a young IT security researcher named Lilith Wittmann, who uncovered a major vulnerability in a campaign app.
The country collects no data on race and ethnicity, a direct result of the country’s Nazi past. Unfortunately, this also hampers the ability to significantly address institutionalized racism and its effects on the lives of everyday Black Germans.
A German court has ruled that a rent freeze introduced by the Berlin state government in 2019 was unconstitutional. Tenants’ organizations in Berlin say they are taking their campaign for a rent cap nationwide.
Many steps led to German reunification, but perhaps none more dramatic and pivotal than the night the Berlin Wall fell, Nov. 9, 1989. Peter Brinkmann, a West German newspaper journalist based in Hamburg at the time, was there.
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