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Germans opt for staycations as virus fears linger

Ostseebad Binz, Germany | AFP |  Germans usually love their sun-soaked summer holidays abroad. But fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections have prompted a new holiday destination of choice: their home country. On a recent public holiday, it was only 17 degrees Celsius (62 degrees Fahrenheit) in the seaside resort …

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Tensions rise as Germans clamour to return to Mallorcan homes

Berlin, Germany | AFP |  Germans with holiday homes in Mallorca are clamouring to return to the sun-soaked island as the coronavirus lockdowns ease, but Spanish authorities are pushing back. Several hundred Germans have in recent weeks sent pleading, sometimes angry letters to the regional government of the Balearic Islands asking …

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Meet the Berlin Wall tunnel digger saved by Stasi ‘hero’

Berlin, Germany | AFP |  When Berlin’s despised Wall went up in 1961, the divided city overnight became an imposing landscape of barbed wire and guards with shoot-to-kill orders. But below the earth, desperate Germans began digging dozens of tunnels to try to burrow their way to freedom, or liberate easterners …

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