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If it wasn’t for its nine-acre clay-pigeon shooting range, life in Landscheid – a small town in west Germany’s hilly Eifel region – might remain as slow and peaceful as it has since the end of the Second World War. The range has been used two days a week for close on 40 years. Nobody objected.
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It is being hailed as the Teutonic answer to Silicon Valley so its promoters have somewhat predictably dubbed it “Silicon Allee”. Berlin’s digital start-up scene is located in the middle of what was once downtown communist East Berlin but every 20 hours a new company is reported to be established there.
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The monument boasts a giant statue of a Red Army soldier and two Russian T-34 tanks – vehicles, which many historians argue, did more than any other piece of military hardware to help Stalin inflict humiliating defeat on Nazi Germany during the Second World War.
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Christian Zurbrüggen has been so busy handling the flood of media enquiries that have been pouring into the headquarters of his Düsseldorf department-store chain that he has only just got round to writing to his Chinese-crockery supplier.
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