Set in the wooded foothills the Bavarian Alps, the idyllic country town of Dietramszell is usually best known as a tourist attraction.
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Saturday 14 April 2012
'Many of us owe our freedom to him,' a leader of the Communists said,' and some of us our lives'
Friday 30 March 2012
The title is a put-on, like the Magritte painting of a pipe.
Thursday 29 March 2012
Antonio Tabucchi was a leading Italian novelist, intellectual, academic and columnist, widely known to his countryman as a ferocious critic of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. He regularly accused Mr Berlusconi of using his political power to further his own interests. He was also an internationally-renowned expert and professor of the literature of Portugal, which he considered his second home and where he died of cancer aged 68.
Saturday 25 February 2012
Sacha Baron Cohen is threatening to hijack the glitziest film show on earth before it has begun, as his latest comedy creation warned of "unimaginable consequences" if the organisers of the Oscars banned him from the ceremony.
Wednesday 25 January 2012
For more than 60 years, Manuel Fraga was a giant of Spanish politics who started out as a high-profile figure in the second period of Franco's regime and then made an opportunistic transformation in the post-Franco political arena.
Monday 09 January 2012
Nelson Mandela was the African National Congress's first "volunteer in chief". The 27 years he spent incarcerated in prisons stand as an emblem to our human capacity for self-sacrifice in the pursuit of fairness and equality. Mandela's gift to the South African people was to allow the nation to become the "beacon of hope" that David Cameron described in his congratulatory message to the ANC on its 100th anniversary yesterday.
Saturday 31 December 2011
We live in a post-fact world where powerful people are relaxed about lying
Saturday 31 December 2011
In the last part of our series, Robert Fisk ponders the fate of the despots who fought grimly against a revolutionary tide
Tuesday 27 December 2011
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Saturday 24 December 2011
Monday 19 December 2011
Belarus has been turned into a country “driven by fear” and is run by a dictator who has lost the legitimacy to rule his own people according to a damning joint statement from the foreign ministers of Britain, Sweden, Germany and Poland published exclusively in The Independent.
Tuesday 06 December 2011
The Government faced calls today from both Tory and Labour MPs to reform Britain’s secretive lobbying system in the wake of revelations in The Independent.
Monday 13 June 2011
More than 50 people were shot on the day that members of the Mukhabarat, Basher al-Assad's secret police, opened fire on a demonstration, killing 22 people. Ali, a 31-year-old farmer, was shot in the leg.
Tuesday 29 March 2011
It has become something a catchphrase for the Conservatives and the campaign against electoral reform to say that there are only three countries in the world who use AV and that Figi is one of them
Friday 11 February 2011
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove
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