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Drones to the rescue: Berlin lab seeks quicker virus tests

BERLIN (AP) — A German lab is hoping to cut the time it takes to send coronavirus tests across Berlin by using drones, thereby avoiding the capital's clogged roads. California-based ...

Black in Berlin: Group seeks more diversity in tech industry

BERLIN (AP) — The beginning of 2019 is when Kave Bulambo really started to wonder: Where are all the Black software engineers in Berlin? Bulambo, who grew up in South Africa and move...

A taste of home: Syrian TV-chef opens restaurant in Berlin

BERLIN (AP) — Tucked away in a former fast-food kiosk in the German capital lies a new restaurant whose owner hopes will provide a taste of home for the thousands of new arrivals who have fled Syria's...

Volunteers work to save vintage train simulator in Berlin

BERLIN (AP) — Volunteers are working to save a vintage train simulator that was completed in communist East Germany in 1968. The machine is slowly creaking to a halt, its computer system and other tec...

Syrian migrants bring traditional Arab dance to Berlin

BERLIN (AP) — With stomping feet, swinging hips, a drumbeat and lots of laughter, two Syrian migrants lead a group of Germans and others in traditional Arab dance at a Berlin studio to promote cultura...

In #MeToo era, some question need for 'car girls' at shows

GENEVA (AP) — At the Geneva motor show, some automakers want visitors to focus their minds more on the models — the cars, that is, not the women. In the wake of the #MeToo movement's...

Jazz it up: Arab musicians bring their songs to Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Arab musicians in Berlin are bringing their musical roots to Germans — with a little help from American jazz. At the monthly Arab Song Jam in the German capital, musici...

Syrian dancers perform show about migration in Berlin

BERLIN (AP) — A group of Syrian dancers is going on tour across Germany with a show that tells of the plight that made them flee their homeland and of the hopes they have for the future. ...

Migrant center in Berlin brings Germany Arabic culture

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is the country of Goethe and Kant, Bach and Beethoven. But recent migrants are hoping to sprinkle Arabic poetry and Middle Eastern music, into that mix. At the ...

Artist moves civil rights icon Rosa Parks' home to Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Behind a metal gate in Berlin, in a small courtyard nestled between a residential building and a car park, stands a piece of American history. The Detroit home of civil...

Syrian IT expert extends web lifeline to fellow migrants

BERLIN (AP) — Migrants navigating a new language, unfamiliar cultural conventions and Germany's multitude of rules and regulations are finding help online in their adoptive country courtesy of one of ...

Syrian band brings music of Aleppo to Berlin

BERLIN (AP) — Instead of bombs there were beats. Guitars took over for guns. And there were cheers, not screams. But Aleppo was never far from the minds of the band Musiqana and the crowd at its recor...

Website seeks to match migrants with employers in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — A startup company in Berlin is trying to help integrate last year's flood of migrants into the German workforce with a tailor-made online job market for new arrivals. T...