Technical breakthroughs, strange dancing, and problematic ideology: In her ongoing feature Reel Berlin, film writer Jess Sweetman explores the 1927 film “Der heilige Berg” and its star, Leni Riefenstahl.
A bill that would make the measles vaccination compulsory for children and employees at schools, kindergartens, and daycares is a step closer to becoming law after Germany’s federal cabinet approved the draft on Wednesday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel turns 65 on Wednesday. In other news, how can drugs and treatment methods be developed without testing them on animals? Berlin will award a research prize of 30,000 euros for the most groundbreaking ideas.
German CDU politician Ursula von der Leyen received 383 votes in her favor at Tuesday’s election, nine more than she needed to secure the absolute majority. Find out more in your KCRW Berlin News Brief.