A Berlin hairdresser cuts the hair of homeless people for free, to help them regain their dignity as well as to improve their hygiene. They often tell her about their lives and about how they ended up on the streets.
This month's news that Germany's crime rate has hit a 25-year low was met with claims of inaccuracy from the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party. Danger, Tamsin Walker writes, is often a matter of perception.
An extra 1.5 million apartments and houses must be built in Germany, says Chancellor Angela Merkel. Her commitment to alleviate rental and property price hikes and ease shortages is timed to be fulfilled by 2021.
Though regarded across Germany as rude and rough, Berliners see themselves as direct but soft-hearted. Tamsin Walker went to find where the truth lies.
As Berlin grapples with rising property prices, scores of squatters have taken over several residential buildings. In response, the owner of one empty building was willing to grant them a lease — with certain conditions.
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