Bullies, bishops, big gaps, and The Hoff
Published: 08 Mar 2013 09:46 GMT+01:00
In The Local's latest Weekly News Roundup, Ben Knight looks at the government's purportedly whitewashed poverty report, a fake bishop in the Vatican, some bullied soldiers, and how David Hasselhoff will save the Berlin Wall.
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Germany took eighth place worldwide in a ranking of the best countries for mothers released by Save the Children on Tuesday.
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble expressed scepticism on Tuesday about whether Greece would be able to strike a deal with international creditors in the next few days on vital financial aid.
The state court in Kassel. Photo: DPA
A court in Kassel sentenced a man to three years in jail on Monday after his children died in the bath while he was checking train times at the station.
Is Germany experiencing a pensioner crime wave? Photo: DPA
One of Germany's oldest burglars has had to spend his 70th birthday in a police hospital after being caught during his latest break-in attempt.
File photo: DPA
A Bavarian nightclub owner has introduced a ban on refugees after claiming that they were causing trouble in his establishment.
Photos of one 'occupation child' and her parents. Photo: DPA
A quarter of a million Germans were fathered by Allied soldiers after the Second World War. Many have spent their lives not knowing their fathers and stigmatized by their own society.
The woman speaks with her lawyer in the courtroom. Photo: DPA
A woman has admitted to a Lübeck court that she placed needles in meat packets in a supermarket in northern Germany, hoping to discourage them from eating mass-produced food.
A man sits on a platform at Munich main station on Tuesday morning. Photo: DPA
The beginning of a six-day strike by train drivers on Tuesday left millions of people across Germany struggling to get to work on Monday morning.
Robots are set to wipe out large sectors of the work force. Photo:DPA
A study commissioned by ING-Diba claims that 59 percent of Germany's work force could be replaced by machines and software in the coming decades. The impact on German society is set to be radical.
Angela Merkel. Photo: DPA
Chancellor Angela Merkel defended the German intelligence agency (BND) on Monday amid growing criticism of her knowledge of the agency's activities from within her own government.