Archive: April 2013

The Curtain Falls on ‘Creche Killer’ De Gelder

Belgium, 04 Mar - 21 Apr 2013

Convicted Kim De Gelder: Insane or Not? ++ Web videos reveal: Belgian extremists fighting in Syria ++ Flemish autonomy debate: Independent Brussels? by Lauren Heeffer

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Trouble with Turkish Media Exclusion in Neo-Nazi Terrorism Trial

Germany, 21 Mar - 03 Apr 2013

Right-wing serial murder trial to start without Turkish media attendance ++ German journalist seriously wounded in Syrian civil war ++ NPD's Berlin party headquarters closed down. by Benno Gross

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The President’s last Move against the Crisis

Italy, 25 Mar - 08 Apr 2013

President Napolitano gains time - and evokes protest ++ Italian marines accused of murder in India cause diplomatic crisis ++ City of ruins: Aquila, four years after the earthquake. by Marco Jelic

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Austerity for the Budget – and the Babies

Belgium, 25 Mar - 07 Apr 2013

Cheese-slice budgetary model gains popularity with government ++ Belgian babies on a diet ++ Belgians in offshore leaks targeted for tax fraud. by Lauren Heeffer

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Fear for Korean Escalation and Safety of Internet Banking

Netherlands, 26 Mar - 08 Apr 2013

Dutch experience problems with internet banking ++ Fear for a further escalation of the conflict in Korea ++ Trial on 13 year old murder case begins. by Frederic van Zinnicq Bergmann

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Beyond the Convention - Social Democrats in the Spotlight

Sweden, 01 Apr - 14 Apr 2013

Social Democratic Party convention: Chairman Löfven attacks government ++ Muslim board member of the Social Democrats steps down after just one week ++ Swedish man sentenced to death in Malaysia. by Jens Ummethum

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The Smolensk Disaster – Three Years later

Poland, 01 Apr - 14 Apr 2013

Still mourning and political struggles about airplane crash of 2010 ++ Debate about lowering the age for school enrollment ++ Poles hope for quick abolition of visa requirements for the USA by Lukas Plewnia

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Plenty of Work for Euro Supporters and the German Courts

Germany, 04 Apr - 18 Apr 2013

New political party questions Germany's benefit from the Euro ++ Right-wing terrorist trial postponed after trouble with Turkish media ++ Bribery case of former President Wulff now goes to court ++ Two German football clubs in the semifinals: Impressive Champions League season by Bayern and Dortmund. by Christian Grünewald

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White-Collar vs. Blue-Collar: The Final Round?

Belgium, 07 Apr - 20 Apr 2013

Labour market agreement: end of discrimination between different forms of working? ++ Young Belgians in Syria: the tragedy of a lost son ++ Alfacam bankruptcy: hubris in the technology sector. by Christophe Christiaens

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Political Farce to the max: OLD President = New President

Italy, 09 Apr - 22 Apr 2013

No agreement on candidate: Napolitano re-elected as head of state ++ Accusations of corruption and prostitution: Court delays Berlusconi’s trials ++ Infamous Mafia-Boss Sebastiano Strangio arrested. by Marco Jelic

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The Netherlands Welcome Their New King

Netherlands, 09 Apr - 06 May 2013

Willem Alexander - King of the Netherlands ++ Should Germans be commemorated on Remembrance Day? ++ Dutch asylum system under scrutiny after suicide of Russian asylum seeker ++ Bomb attacks on Boston marathon in the spotlight. by Frederic van Zinnicq Bergmann

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L’Amour Toujours? Gay’s Joy & German Resentments

France, 15 Apr - 28 Apr 2013

Homosexual marriage finally ratified ++ Assets of all ministers revealed ++ Attacks against Merkel: Socialists provoke Franco-German trouble. by Sabrina Hambloch

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Swedish Air Force Surprised by Russia’s Mock Attack

Sweden, 15 Apr - 28 Apr 2013

Russian jet fighters practising attack on Sweden ++ Terror attack in Boston widely discussed ++ Zlatan Ibrahimovic to be part of Eurovision Song Contest. by Jens Ummethum

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“Unnoticed” Gazprom Deal Costs Treasury Minister's Head

Poland, 15 Apr - 28 Apr 2013

New Ministry of Treasury after communication disaster by his predecessor ++ MP acquitted of accusations of corruption ++ Justice Minister presumes illegal ova trade between Poland and Germany by Lukas Plewnia

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All Eyes on Munich, Bavaria: Football, Taxes, Courts & Politics

Germany, 19 Apr - 17 May 2013

Case of Bayern president Hoeness heats up tax fraud debate ++ Highly anticipated NSU terrorism trial starts with flood of petitions ++ Disbelief about Bavarian nepotism scandal. by Christian Grünewald

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Finally it’s Done: Italy Has a New Government!

Italy, 23 Apr - 06 May 2013

Enrico Letta is the new premier of a grand coalition ++ Two policemen shot down while cabinet was swearing in ++ Juventus, the old lady, wins the “scudetto”. by Marco Jelic

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Upset about Lobbyists Exploiting Deathly Ill Child

Belgium, 23 Apr - 08 May 2013

Seven-year-old used as a lobbying tool by the pharmaceutical industry ++ Authorities’ response to chemical train disaster proves inadequate ++ Weatherman fired after controversial comment on Facebook. by Daan Fonck

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Ice Hockey Fever Captures Sweden

Sweden, 29 Apr - 14 May 2013

Ice Hockey World Championship taking place in Sweden and Finland ++ Swedish ministers on Africa tour ++ H&M signs agreement to ensure safety in Bangladesh factories. by Jens Ummethum

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Labour Day and Black Magic

Poland, 29 Apr - 12 May 2013

Demonstrations on Labour Day ++ Government announced reduction of taxes ++ Poland threatened by black magic? by Lukas Plewnia

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