The storybook town of Limburg an der Lahn in Hesse enjoys serenading its residents with melodies played by its town hall glockenspiel - an instrument made up of chimes, also called a carillon.
The tunes included the classic 19th century children’s song Fuchs, Du hast die Gans gestohlen - “Fox, you stole the Goose”. That is, it included the folk tune until a vegan woman complained.
The song describes a mischievous fox who steals a goose, and the singer warns the bushy-tailed creature that the hunter will now likely kill him.
Town spokesman Johannes Laubach said on Thursday that the tune reminded the woman of the song's lyrics, which tell the fox: “the hunter will get you with his gun”.Настал черед детских песенок. Сказкам и мифам народов мира приготовиться.
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A group of teens in the northern German city of Hamburg were handed suspended sentences despite video evidence of their crimes. The presiding judge said the perpetrators appeared 'repentant.'
The case in question relates to an incident that occurred in Hamburg this past February. Four youths sexually assaulted a drunk 14-year-old girl and left her for dead outside in freezing temperatures while a fifth teenager filmed the crime, during which time he shouted out instructions like a film director.
On Thursday, a judge handed down suspended sentences to the underage perpetrators. Only one defendant, who is 21, will see jail time of four years. The relatives of the defendants jumped and shouted with joy in the court as the sentences were read. The state of Hamburg has said it plans to appeal the sentencing.
Similar to the 'women quota', a government anti-discrimination agency wants to create a quota for immigrants for top leadership roles.
The Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency wrote in an evaluation seen by Die Welt that there must be a reform of the country’s Equal Treatment Act, in particular for people from an immigration background.
One of the solutions could be a similar quota system to the controversial one passed by the German parliament last year for women. The so-called ‘women quota’ asks publicly traded companies with employee representation on the board to include 30 percent female directors.
At least three people were killed and several others wounded in a shooting at a shopping centre in Munich on Friday, according to Bavaria's interior minister.
В Мюнхене три человека открыли огонь еще на двух улицах
О мотивах нападения данных нет, но полиция говорит, что "это очевидно, что-то серьезное".
Да уж куда серьезнее.
More than 40 percent of the public think Muslims should be prevented from migrating to Germany, while around half of those interviewed said they sometimes felt like a stranger in their own country, compared to 43 percent two years ago.
Reaction to the refugee crisis was understandably noticeable, after Germany received more than 1.2 million migrants over the past year. Around four-fifths of those interviewed said the country should not be so generous, and nearly 60 percent disagreed witht he assertion that asylum seekers are fleeing persecution at home.
Confidence in socio-political organizations, including the police and political parties has decreased significantly, with many people telling researchers they no longer feel represented by the political system.
В Италии же разрешили безнаказанно красть еду в небольших количествах:
Italy's highest court has acquitted a homeless man of stealing cheese and sausages, ruling that the theft of small amounts of food by the hungry poor is not a crime.
Высший кассационный суд Италии не нашел состава преступления в действиях бездомного, не заплатившего за продукты в супермаркете.
The "historic" ruling is "right and pertinent", said Italiaglobale.it - and derives from a concept that "informed the Western world for centuries - it is called humanity".
В Берлине в прошлом году было совершено 40,000 карманных краж. (3:22)
Воры из Северной Африки могут "заработать" до 30000 евро в месяц!! (4:32) Занятие прибыльное, а риск минимальный.
Большинство пойманных и доставленных в полицию отпускают. (4:46)
Более половины воров и наркоторговцев в Дюссельдорфе - марокканцы (5:53). Депортировать их крайне трудно.
SPIEGEL: The German government's central message was, "We can handle this" and "there is no upper limit for asylum." Do you honestly believe that this wasn't a trigger that led people to come to Germany?
De Maizière: I do not want to be a part of any debates about the causes of the flight or enticement effects . Surely there were several.
SPIEGEL: Was the idea of a Willkommenskultur, or welcoming culture, for the refugees a mistake?
De Maizière: Asolutely not. We should be proud when refugees say that the German border official was the first polite police officer they had ever encountered in their life. Of course you could say that even that could be an enticement to come. It has to be self-evident that we seek to provide people with decent accommodations. The personal experiences that are shared using smartphones play a considerable role in the fact that so many people want to come to us.
SPIEGEL: Are we currently experiencing the most serious crisis yet in Angela Merkel's time as chancellor?
De Maizière: That is something for the historians to determine at some point. Clearly it is a major challenge. But not just for the chancellor. For everyone.
SPIEGEL: Let's put the question another way: Is the crisis so major that it could cause Merkel to fall?
De Maizière: We would be doing ourselves all a favor if we were to refocus on finding a solution to the challenges instead of stirring up political passions.
Police and politicians in the German region that includes Cologne have been so scared to talk about North African migrant crime that is has effectively been a “state secret”, a prominent German newspaper has reported.http://www.welt.de/politik/deutschland/
По поводу санкций:
I believe it is wrong to now give Moscow a rebate on Ukraine sanctions because of Syria. Russia must implement the Minsk Protocol and adhere to the cease-fire in eastern Ukraine. That is the benchmark, unless we want to lose what's left of our credibility. That has nothing to do with the refugee crisis.
А врачи ничего не сообщили работодателю, потому что закон такой.