Not all Germans show unwavering respect for authority. “Court Case Dieter” as he is nicknamed, has spent nearly half his life actively loathing it. The 77-year-old retired sports teacher has been in court a record 230 times for insulting establishment figures.
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Saturday 30 April 2011
Three suspected members of al-Qa'ida have been arrested in Germany.
Friday 22 April 2011
Saturday 26 March 2011
Flying in the face of economic pressures and rising oil prices, airlines from the British Isles are launching an unprecedented 128 new routes this summer – and incurring the wrath of the environmental lobby.
Wednesday 09 February 2011
Inge Laird was a rara avis among artists and writers in the near ego-less purity of her aspirations and achievements. More piano and less ostentatious – but no less coherent – than Keats, Dylan Thomas or Philip Larkin, she celebrated even her own life's transience: "what little I have/drifts quietly towards/the open window".
Monday 31 January 2011
Nineties boy band Blue will represent the UK at this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Germany, it was announced yesterday.
Sunday 19 December 2010
Wednesday 10 November 2010
Sunday 31 October 2010
Take a festive break at one of Europe's Christmas markets. Dertour has a range of packages to destinations such as Cologne, Düsseldorf, Vienna and Prague from £122 per person including two nights' B&B accommodation and flights from Gatwick.
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Saturday 30 October 2010
Martin Kaymer has a huge task on his hands this weekend if the young German is to take over Tiger Woods's world No 1 ranking.
Friday 29 October 2010
Martin Kaymer trailed his European Tour money list rival Graeme McDowell by four shots as he began a challenge which could take him to the top of world golf by the end of the weekend.
Friday 29 October 2010
We know people have been ex-communicated on wobbly grounds, but this is ridiculous. From Melbourne comes the story of Libby Ashby, a single mother and actress in TV commercials. When asked to do an ad for erectile dysfunction awareness, she wasn't keen, but needed the money. In the commercial, she's seen using her husband's triumphantly restored membrum virile for a leg-up to reach a biscuit tin on a shelf, while a voiceover intones, "Take the right step towards erection problems." Now her local church has "disfellowshipped" her. In Catholic rubric, nine sins condemn you to excommunication. They include heresy, apostasy, schism and the use of physical force against the Pontiff. I don't recall any mention of, you know, biscuits.
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