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Pride and puzzlement as unreleased Chinese film wins in Berlin – Ahram Online

Ahram OnlineA top European prize for Chinese movie Black Coal, Thin Ice provoked curiosity and questioning Monday with the film not yet released at home and some asking whether political sensitivity might block it. The film about a washed up ex-cop investigating a …As Edgy Chinese Films Sweep Berlin Festival, Pride and Caution at HomeNew […]

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Film starring Taiwan actress wins Berlin festival’s top prize – Focus Taiwan News Channel

Focus Taiwan News ChannelTaipei, Feb. 16 (CNA) Chinese film “Black Coal, Thin Ice,” which stars Taiwanese actress Gwei Lun-mei, on Saturday (Germany time) won the Berlin International Film Festival’s top prize, the Golden Bear award for best film. Chinese actor Liao Fan also won …Berlin International Film Festival: Awards highlightsBBC NewsA big win for Asia […]

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Kerry warns Syria of consequences on chemical weapons – The Daily Star

The Daily StarBERLIN: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad he could face consequences for failing to live up to international agreements on removing his chemical weapons stockpile. Kerry told reporters ahead of talks in …Syria must accelerate chemical arms shipments: WatchdogAhram OnlineUS Concerned About Chemical Weapons DelayRadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertySyria stalling […]

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Merkel Hits Out at Blanket Espionage By US, UK – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalBERLIN—German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday hit out against blanket espionage by the U.S. and U.K. in her first major speech to parliament this year, although she appealed for goodwill rather than retaliation to repair the damage between the …Merkel criticises Britain and the US, saying countries who spy on their allies …Daily […]

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Iconic folk singer and activist Pete Seeger dead at 94 – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comAmerican folk singing legend and activist Pete Seeger performs in a concert in then East Berlin, East Germany, in 1967. Pete Seeger, the iconic banjo-strumming folk singer and activist who performed for migrant workers and presidents, died on Monday.American folk music pioneer Pete Seeger dies at 94ReutersPete Seeger, Legendary Folk Singer, Dies at Age 94People […]

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Hey, Rosetta? ESA hopes for sign of life from comet-chasing probe – CTV News

CTV NewsBERLIN — Europe’s Rosetta probe is due to wake up from years of hibernation Monday, but scientists face an agonizing wait of several hours until the first signal reaches Earth and they can celebrate a new milestone in their unprecedented mission to land a …Scientists hope comet-chaser spacecraft wakes upWashington PostRobot spaceship wakes up […]

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Madonna is contrite for using N-word on Instagram – Fox News

Fox NewsOctober 17, 2013. Madonna arrives to promote her latest gym in her Hard Candy Fitness center chain in Berlin.Reuters. ADVERTISEMENT. Madonna apologized Saturday for using a racial slur on Instagram to refer to her white son, seeking forgiveness a day …Madonna apologises for using racial slur on InstagramBBC NewsMadonna apologizes for using the N-word […]

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Leave family in peace, Schumacher’s wife tells media – Reuters

ReutersBERLIN (Reuters) – Michael Schumacher’s wife appealed to the media on Tuesday to leave the French hospital they have staked out since the German was critically injured in a skiing accident nine days ago and to let the doctors do their job. Corinna …Michael Schumacher’s wife asks media to leave family, doctors aloneFox NewsMichael Schumacher’s […]

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UPDATE 1-Germany’s Merkel fractures pelvis skiing, cancels visits – Reuters

Reuters… Print. * Chancellor fell at low speed while cross-country skiing. * Merkel cancels visits, but to lead Weds cabinet meeting. * News comes week after Schumacher skiing accident. BERLIN, Jan 6 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel has fractured her …German leader suffers pelvic injury on ski holidayWashington PostMerkel Fractures Pelvis in Ski Accident; […]

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German leader Angela Merkel injured while skiing – USA TODAY

USA TODAYGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel fractured her pelvis while on a skiing vacation in Switzerland, her spokesman told reporters in Berlin Monday. Steffen Seibert said that Merkel “suffered bruising in connection with a partial fracture on her left posterior pelvic …Merkel in skiing accident, cancels visitsReutersGerman leader suffers pelvic injury on ski holidayHouston ChronicleGerman Chancellor […]

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Palestinian Diplomat in Prague Dead After Explosion – New York Times

New York TimesBERLIN — The Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic died on Wednesday after suffering severe injuries caused by an explosion after he had opened a safe at his new Prague residence, according to accounts by the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign …Palestinian ambassador in Prague killed in blastHouston ChroniclePalestinian Ambassador Dies in Mystery Explosion […]

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Foreign policy expert: Release of Russia punk rock group is publicity stunt – Fox News

Fox NewsThe release of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent critics in recent days is a move to enhance his image overseas, according to foreign policy expert Colonel Cedric Leighton. Two members of Russian punk protest band Pussy Riot and former …Khodorkovsky: 36 hours of freedom, no firm plans but won’t look for powerMiamiHerald.comPutin frees […]

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Khodorkovsky vows to help Russian political prisoners – BBC News

BBC NewsFormer oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has said he will do all he can to ensure the release of other Russian political prisoners. At a press conference in Berlin, he thanked his supporters and German Chancellor Angela Merkel for helping to secure his …Khodorkovsky: Don’t boycott 2014 Sochi OlympicsHouston ChronicleKhodorkovsky Says He Won’t Return to […]

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Mikhail Khodorkovsky holds a news briefing in Berlin – BBC News

BBC NewsFormer Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who was pardoned and released from prison on Friday, holds a news briefing in Berlin. He spent 10 years in a Russian prison for fraud and tax evasion, and has always insisted that his conviction was …Khodorkovsky: Won’t Sponsor Russian OppositionABC NewsMikhail Khodorkovsky vows to continue ‘civic activities’Financial […]

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Russian oligarch Khodorkovsky reunited with family – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBERLIN (AP) — The former oil baron Mikhail Khodorkovsky was reunited with his family in Berlin on Saturday, a day after being released from a decade-long imprisonment in Russia. Khodorkovsky, a prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was …Khodorkovsky Reunites With FamilyWall Street JournalUPDATE 1-Freed from jail, Khodorkovsky reunited with family in BerlinReutersMikhail […]

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Freed Khodorkovsky likely to steer clear of politics – AFP

AFPMoscow — Russia?s former richest man Mikhail Khodorkovsky is likely to stay out of the nitty-gritty of Russian politics following his decade-long prison ordeal but could still exercise a degree of moral authority. With the extraordinary military-style transfer from …Freed Russian oligarch reunites with family in Berlin; will speak SundayCTV NewsKhodorkovsky spends first night of […]

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Freed Russian tycoon Khodorkovsky reunited with son – BBC News

BBC NewsRussian former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has been reunited with his son after being freed from jail. A spokesman for Khodorkovsky confirmed the reunion as he spent his first night of freedom in a decade, at a hotel in the German capital Berlin.Mikhail Khodorkovsky reunited with son in BerlinTelegraph.co.ukMikhail Khodorkovsky, former Russian billionaire pardoned […]

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Germany’s Merkel starts 3rd term with new allies – Businessweek

BusinessweekBERLIN (AP) — Angela Merkel has won over Germans as a no-drama leader in turbulent economic times, firmly establishing her country as Europe’s financial taskmaster while preserving welfare comforts and Germany’s status as a reluctant power in the …UPDATE 1-Merkel formally elected to third term by parliament voteReutersAngela Merkel voted into 3rd term as German […]

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President Obama’s Speech From Berlin, Germany, Pariser Platz, Brandenburg Gate

President Obama gave a speech from Pariser Platz, Brandenburg Gate, in Berlin, Germany on Wednesday. The event was held just after the G8 Summit, and after the President’s Speech, he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a press conference. If you’re asking what did it all accomplish, the answer is that the best communication is […]