Tag: Germany

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Gunman kills two in Germany synagogue attack

“History reminds us, the present demands us, that Germans must stand by their Jewish compatriots,” said German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, after a deadly synagogue shooting. “Those who so far have been silent must speak out.”  On 9th October 2019, a 27-year old gunman, Stephan Balliet, killed two people in Halle, Germany, after attempting to break…

Features

Better recycling: plastic bottles

While many people in the UK believe we are doing our fair share of recycling, there is much more that could be done. In over 20 countries worldwide there are deposit schemes for the recycling of plastic bottles and cans; something that should be considered here too. These nations have deposit machines in supermarkets which…

Travel

Easter around the world

Easter is a time celebrated throughout the world by religious and non-religious people. This year, Easter Sunday falls on the 21 April. Easter, also known as Resurrection Sunday is a holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus. Nowadays, it has become much more commercialised with the Easter bunny which has folkloric origins as the symbol of…

Global

Pug seized over unpaid debts

A family in the German town of Ahlen has had their pug seized and sold on eBay by local officials. The action was taken in response to the family’s failure to pay their debts, which included a dog tax. Many people took to social media to criticise those involved, arguing it was heartless to seize…

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