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Prinz Charles in Leipzig

Mein Treffen mit H.R.H. Prinz Charles in Leipzig – eine Ehre und ein Privileg Hin und wieder bekommt man die Chance etwas Großartiges und Bedeutendes im Leben zu machen. Bitte verstehen Sie mich nicht falsch, meine Arbeit als Englischtrainer ist jeden Tag aufs Neue erfüllend. Aber vor Kurzem hatte ich die Möglichkeit etwas zu erleben, dass mich und alle meine Freunde, meine Familie und sogar …

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Christmas Market Leipzig

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M as in Moritz Bastion

M as in Moritz Bastion The Moritz Bastion was built between 1551 and 1554 and was named after Moritz, Elector of Saxony. It is the only preserved medieval city fortification in Leipzig. During the Seven-Years-War (1756 – 1763) the buildings lost its military function. It served as storage for trade goods and as workplace for book printers and bell founders. From 1796 onwards, the Moritz …

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C as in Clara-Zetkin-Park

C as in Clara-Zetkin-Park The Clara-Zatkin-Park is located on the edge of the Music district southwest of the city centre in Leipzig. It links the southern and northern part of the Auenwald. In 1955 the areas Scheibenholzpark, König-Albert-Park, Palmengarten and Johannapark were combined to form the Clara-Zetkin-Park. Ground-breaking ceremony took place in January 1955 and just four month later the park was opened to the …

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Week in Review – North and South Korea Meeting, May Marches and the Pope Mobil

Meeting between South and North Korea The leaders of North and South Korea met for the first time since the 1950s. Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in met for a handshake and a long conversation to talk about the future of their countries. The meeting was mostly held outside and for people to see, not like other state summits. It had rather broad implications for the …

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The Bookkeeper of Auschwitz

Oskar Groening filed a plea for clemency – he was convicted for his role as an accessory in the murders of 300.000 people in the Auschwitz death camp. In 2015 he was sentenced to four years in prison but so far he has not yet started his sentence due to his poor health. In December last year, however, Germany´s constitutional Court ruled that he has …

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Week in Review – Nuclear Authority Debate and Storm over Europe

Nuclear Authority Debate Once again Donald Trump made headlines with one of his tweets. The attack was directed at Kim Jong-Un and threatened the North Korean leader with a nuclear war. Trump stated that he has nuclear button on his desk as well and that his was bigger and more powerful. With this tweet he reacted to a remark that was made by Kim Jong-Un …

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Week in Review (17th – 24th February)

This Week in the News (17th-24th February)CURRENT AFFAIRS The Munich Security Conference ©REUTERS The 53rd edition of the annual Munich Security Conference took place between 17th and 19th February at the Bayerischer Hof hotel in the Bavarian capital. As  the largest independent platform in the field, the international conference brought together over 500 high-ranking participants, among them 6 heads of state, 15 government leaders, 47 …

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Week in Review (24th February – 3rd March)

This Week in the News (24th February – 3rd March)CURRENT AFFAIRSThe British government suffers defeat in the House of Lords After the bill which is meant to start the legal procedures of the UK‘s exit from the EU passed the House of Commons unamended, the second chamber of the British Parliament, the House of Lords, adopted a clause which guarantees that EU citizens residing in …

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