Ruth Bender Berlin Correspondent
  • Berlin
  • The Wall Street Journal

Ruth Bender writes for the WSJ's Berlin office. Coverage areas include German politics, security, terrorism and society.

Focus Areas

  • German Politics
  • Security
  • Terrorism
  • Society

21 Articles
over 1 year ago
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Germany Shuts Door on Patent Trolls

The nation removed a legislative quirk that had made it a prime destination for globally active patent litigators who...

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over 1 year ago
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Judge Rejects Proposal by Roundup Maker Bayer to Resolve Future Cancer Claims

The company’s attempt to resolve future cancer claims came in the form of a novel class-action settlement, which soug...

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over 1 year ago
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BioNTech’s Covid-19 Vaccine Success Sparks Investments in German Biotech

After the company partnered with Pfizer on a vaccine, investors last year poured $3.7 billion into a sector that has ...

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over 1 year ago
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German Court Kills Berlin’s Radical Push to Limit Gentrification

One of the world’s most ambitious anti-gentrification experiments came to an end after Germany’s constitutional court...

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over 1 year ago
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Europe Despairs as Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout Stalls and Pandemic Grinds On

Vaccinations in Europe are progressing at a glacial pace, Covid-19 cases are spiralling up again and increasingly unp...

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almost 2 years ago
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Syrian Ex-Officer Is Convicted in First Trial of Assad Regime Torture

A German court secured the world’s first conviction of a former Syrian official in relation to state-sanctioned tortu...

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almost 2 years ago
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Can Mass Self-Testing for Covid-19 Keep Schools Safe?

On a continent still struggling with high Covid-19 rates, one small Alpine country is trying something new to reopen ...

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almost 2 years ago
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Vaccine Shortage Sparks Fights Over Who Should Get First Shots

As a shortage of shots slows vaccination efforts in the West, groups that haven't been given high priority are increa...

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almost 2 years ago
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German Markets Watchdog Chief Fired Over Wirecard Scandal

BaFin President Felix Hufeld has been dismissed by the German government following intense criticism over his handlin...

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almost 2 years ago
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President Biden Quickly Rejoined Paris Climate Accord. Meeting the Emissions Goals Will Be Harder.

World leaders welcomed the return of the U.S. to the Paris Agreement, but it won't be easy to reassert global leaders...

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almost 2 years ago
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Europe’s Schools Are Closing Again on Concerns They Spread Covid-19

As U.S. authorities debate whether to keep schools open, a consensus is emerging in Europe that children are a consid...

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almost 2 years ago
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Another Covid-19 Vaccine Developer Gets Help From Big Pharma

Pharmaceuticals giant Bayer is joining forces with Germany’s CureVac to support the biotech firm in its development o...

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