A liver transplant patient turned up to her operation appointment at a German hospital with a bottle of vodka in her bag, a court has heard.
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Wednesday 05 December 2012
Communist East Germany may have been killed off with the fall of the Berlin Wall 23 years ago, but its products live on – and on. Some 90,000 former East German citizens queued up in freezing temperatures over the weekend to get into east Berlin's Yuletide phenomenon for insiders – a Christmas market dedicated to selling “Ossiware” – goods that were being produced in East Germany before 1989 and still are.
Thursday 27 September 2012
Thursday 16 August 2012
Chancellor under attack from her own party as splits widen over how to deal with Greece crisis
Thursday 15 March 2012
An earless baby bunny that was a rising star on Germany's celebrity animal scene had his 15 minutes of fame brought to an abrupt end when he was accidentally stepped on by a television cameraman.
Great Works: The Ruins of the Kreuzkirche in Dresden after the Prussian Invasion, 1765 (80cm x 110cm), Bernardo Bellotto
Friday 02 March 2012
Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden
Friday 26 August 2011
Thursday 02 June 2011
Some 90 per cent of men seem to have lived and died in the place where they were born compared to half of women
Wednesday 23 March 2011
Friday 04 February 2011
The east German state of Saxony was obliged yesterday to pay millions in compensation to descendants of the 17th century king "August the Strong" for hundreds of valuable porcelain artefacts confiscated by the communist authorities after the Second World War.
Friday 14 January 2011
Sunday 19 December 2010
The Leipzig Gewandhausorchester's brilliant sound dances in Riccardo Chailly's jubilant recording of Bach's Christmas Oratorio.
Friday 03 December 2010
As the concerto that everyone knows – put to a myriad showbiz uses, including the Olympic torch relay in Moscow, and the credit sequence for ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’ – Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No 1 might be thought to have been worked to death, but its allure stays evergreen.
Tuesday 07 September 2010
The courage and sacrifice of those who fought off the Nazis to win the Battle of Britain was remembered today.
Friday 16 April 2010
Sunday 04 April 2010
Leipzig owns the St Matthew Passion.
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
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Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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