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Germany’s left-wing Green Party among those criticising anti-Catholic demonstration as ‘disrespectful’

Transfer news and speculation: 20 January

Wenger could face battle over pursuit of Arshavin

Podolski agrees Cologne return

Bayern Munich have agreed to let unsettled Germany international striker Lukas Podolski return to Cologne.

Commandos grab 'terror suspects' on plane

German commandos grabbed two terrorist suspects from an airliner just before it was due to leave Cologne today.

Mauricio Kagel: Avant-garde Jewish-Argentinian composer whose absurdist works turned convention on its head

"With humour it becomes possible to express a wide spectrum of ideas" – an unusual thought for a contemporary composer. But then Mauricio Kagel was an unusual composer, his standing as perpetual outsider giving him a unique vantage-point. Kagel was deadly serious about not taking life seriously and took a subversive delight in turning convention on its head. Kagel's mind saw behind things, using not only music but also theatre, dance, film and any other medium which came to hand, in a deconstructionist sleight-of-hand that revelled in paradox and irony. "I am interested in ambiguity," he said. "Though not because I am a fan of ambiguity, but because it is an essential feature of the external world".

Karlsson's sweet smell of victory in Cologne

Robert Karlsson clinched a timely first win for over two years when he took the Mercedes Benz Championship yesterday, the day before flying to Kentucky for the Ryder Cup.

How to enchant little trolls and ice maidens in Sweden

Deserted beaches, haunted forests and a stone circle. There's more than enough to fire little imaginations in the Swedish region of Skane, says Mark Rowe

Deutsche Post chief resigns amid scandal

Deutsche Post's chief executive Klaus Zumwinkel was forced resign yesterday amid a potentially devastating tax evasion scandal in which hundreds of wealthy Germans were suspected of illegally transferring up to €4bn (£3bn) into secret bank accounts in Leichtenstein.

Kuraj, by Silvia di Natale

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Long-serving arranger of Broadway musicals

Racing: Channon benefits from Gift

Obligations were fulfilled here at Headquarters yesterday when Classic aspirants bobbed up in the traditional trials of the Nell Gwyn Stakes and European Free Handicap.

Dorothee Sölle

Radical feminist theologian
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