Berlin has a growing homeless population. More than half of the people are from Eastern Europe and depend on the many shelters around the city. Local authorities are struggling to cope.
Germany has topped a Europe-wide study for crystal meth and amphetamine use following close examination of the country's wastewater. Sewage in over 70 cities was analyzed to explore the drug-taking habits of residents.
Lone Scherfig's story of homelessness and uncertainty in contemporary America is surprisingly optimistic. Kicking off the Berlinale with a tale of hope, the work offers humor to compensate for its lack of credibility.
The German association for homeless people has claimed that sleeping out in cold temperatures caused the victims to die. Last year, the winter chill claimed three lives during the same period.
The US is seeking allies in Central and Eastern Europe, teaming up with Poland for a Middle East conference in Warsaw. Ahead of the event, expat Iranians protested the regime in Tehran. Monika Sieradzka from Warsaw.
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