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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 3,769,495 inhabitants as of 31 December 2019 making it the most populous city of the European Union, according to population within city limits. The city is also one of Germany's 16 federal states. It is surrounded by the state of Brandenburg, and contiguous with Potsdam, Brandenburg's capital. The two cities are at the center of the Berlin-Brandenburg capital region, which is, with about six million inhabitants and an area of more than 30,000 km2, Germany's third-largest metropolitan region after the Rhine-Ruhr and Rhine-Main regions.

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From Brussels to Berlin, cities race to halt coronavirus resurgence [Video]

From Brussels to Berlin, cities race to halt coronavirus resurgence

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'Poisoned' Navalny discharged from hospital [Video]

'Poisoned' Navalny discharged from hospital

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has been discharged from the hospital in Berlin where he has been treated after falling ill on a domestic flight in Siberia last month. The German government says he was..

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Thousands take to streets in Germany to demand EU action over Moria migrants [Video]

Thousands take to streets in Germany to demand EU action over Moria migrants

The aunt of Alan Kurdi, the 3-year-old Syrian boy who drowned in the Mediterranean in 2015, joined protesters in Berlin to urge politicians to act.View on euronews

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Novichok traces found on water bottle in Alexei Navalny's hotel room, his colleagues say [Video]

Novichok traces found on water bottle in Alexei Navalny's hotel room, his colleagues say

Supporters of the Russian opposition leader, who is being treated in a Berlin hospital, say they found the item in his hotel room shortly after he collapsed

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Navalny back on Instagram, plans return to Russia [Video]

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Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny shared a photograph from a Berlin hospital on Tuesday, sitting up in bed and surrounded by his family, and said he could now breathe independently after..

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Landmarks and buildings lit up as Berlin's annual Festival of Lights begins [Video]

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Under the motto "together we shine," the historic centre of Berlin was lit up on Friday evening with installations on monuments and historical buildings throughout the city. View on euronews

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Perpetual Music: Sonya Yoncheva puts on a unique performance in Berlin [Video]

Perpetual Music: Sonya Yoncheva puts on a unique performance in Berlin

Perpetual Music: Sonya Yoncheva puts on a unique performance in Berlin

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UN urges Russia to carry out probe into Navalny case [Video]

UN urges Russia to carry out probe into Navalny case

Alexei Navalny has been removed from a medically induced coma and is responding to speech, Berlin's Charite hospital said on Monday (September 7). The hospital has been treating Navalny since he was..

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Putin critic Navalny out of coma: Berlin hospital [Video]

Putin critic Navalny out of coma: Berlin hospital

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has been removed from a medically induced coma and is responding to speech, Berlin's Charite hospital said in a statement on Monday. Francis Maguire reports.

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Saving Schengen: Germany grapples with COVID crisis border closures [Video]

Saving Schengen: Germany grapples with COVID crisis border closures

The coronavirus pandemic has seen many EU countries closing borders, potentially misapplying the rules of the Schengen visa-free travel area. Berlin is proposing new ways of keeping Europe's borders..

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Navalny: 'It was an attempt to silence him,' says Merkel as Germany confirms Novichok poisoning [Video]

Navalny: 'It was an attempt to silence him,' says Merkel as Germany confirms Novichok poisoning

The German Chancellor calls on Russia to 'explain itself' after the Berlin government confirms Alexei Navalny was poisoned using chemical nerve agent Novichok.View on euronews

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Merkel: Russian poisoning of Navalny is attempted murder [Video]

Merkel: Russian poisoning of Navalny is attempted murder

The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, called for answers from Russia after hegovernernment said that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisonedwith a novichok nerve agent. Navalny was..

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Tesla's Musk in Germany amid energy market push [Video]

Tesla's Musk in Germany amid energy market push

Elon Musk was seen arriving at an industrial estate in Berlin on Wednesday as he appears to be opening a new front in the European battle for electric car supremacy: the power behind the wheel. This..

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'The virus is real...it moves fast and it kills' -WHO [Video]

'The virus is real...it moves fast and it kills' -WHO

Addressing demonstrators who took to the streets across Europe, including in Berlin, Paris and London, on Saturday (August 29) in protest against coronavirus restrictions, WHO Director General Tedros..

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Germany slams attempt to storm Reichstag after COVID-19 protest [Video]

Germany slams attempt to storm Reichstag after COVID-19 protest

Politicians in Germany on Sunday slammed an "unacceptable" attempt to storm the Reichstag parliament building after a mass protest in Berlin against coronavirus measures.

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Germany: Berlin rally calls for an end to COVID-19 restrictions [Video]

Germany: Berlin rally calls for an end to COVID-19 restrictions

Protesters, some politically far left, some from the far right, are united by a sense of injustice, rights being lost.

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