Just weeks after the June 2 murder of Kassel district president Walter Lübcke, some other German politicians are receiving death threats. Also, details on the historic thatched-roof kiosk at the Dahlem-Dorf U-Bahn station that burned down Wednesday night.
The Berlin Senate approved a measure on Tuesday that would allow for a citywide rent freeze. A planned road tax was shut down by the EU Court of Justice. And German authorities have made their biggest-ever drug bust: 670-kilogram of heroin in transit near the Polish border. Find out more in your KCRW Berlin News Brief.
In Berlin, the Plansche im Plänterwald water playground in Treptow has been temporarily closed after 30 children complained of itching and skin rashes. In other news, CDU politician Octavian Ursu defeated AfD candidate Sebastian Wippel for mayor in the Saxony town of Görlitz this Sunday.