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Berlin itinerary

Hit the highlights of Berlin with this three-day itinerary in the German capital.<p>DAY ONE<p>Start your Berlin exploration by seeing the city from above, preferably by booking ahead for an early lift ride up to the dome of the Reichstag. From here, stroll south past the Roma & Sinti Memorial to snap a …

The German stereotypes that turn out to be myths

<b>Hard-working, efficient, humourless. There are many dubious stereotypes about Germany and its people. The build-up to this month's celebrations marking the 200th anniversary of Wagner's birth helped Stephen Evans realise how often he got it wrong.</b><p>I happened to be chatting to the <i>intendant</i> of the …

Email as a platform

Google just announced Actions in the Inbox.By adding some markup (Microdata or JSON-LD) to the HTML emails you send out, Gmail can now display quick …

Getting behind Israeli 'frankness'

<b>Israelis have a reputation for straight-talking, a quality that visitors are not always prepared for. But what lies behind it?</b><p>There's an old joke in which a reporter says to an Israeli, a Russian and an American, "Excuse me, can I get your opinion on the food shortage in Africa?"<p>The Russian says: …

North Dakota, socialist haven?

<b>(Shutterstock Stephen Finn)</b><p>The booming Bank of North Dakota proves the oil-rich state is red in more ways than one<p>Les Leopold<p>March 29, 2013 4:28pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>North Dakota is the very definition of a red state. It voted 58 percent to 39 percent for Romney over …