Ozil leaves the German national team amidst racism allegations

Ozil leaves the German national team amidst racism allegations

Mesut Ozil has left Germany’s national football team over scapegoating and racism allegations, which stemmed from his performance in the 2018 World cup. There are approximately three million Turks in Germany, of which the majority are Muslim, in a country where around 58.3% of the population are Christians. Ozil was...

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Herero, Namaqua ignored at Germany-Namibia reparations talks

Namibian Herero and Nama tribes are suing Germany for reparations after their conflict in 1904 descended into the first genocide of the twentieth century. As talks between Germany and Namibia (begun in 2015) proceed into what is hoped to be a joint statement of recognition, Herero Paramount Chief Vekuii Rukoro...

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French to the left of me, Germans to the right, here I am, stuck in Leidingen with you

A village will be celebrating after the upcoming match between Germany and France. How can we be so sure? Leidingen sits on the border between the two countries with only a street separating the two. The street itself has two names, “Neutrale Straße,” or “neutral street” in German and “Rue...

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Are international students getting good value for money?

The London city enjoys an enviable position as the second largest market of any global student destination, with an international student population of 19%. And yet, many of ineed national students have doubts over whether or not they should study in the capital because of negative experiences with current visa policies....

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Eurexiting and Euremaining

Eurexiting and Euremaining

Britain has always been one of the least European countries in Europe, and maintained a reputation for harbouring the strongest eurosceptic traditions.   However, in a recent survey by the Pew Research Centre, the so called “British question” appears to have spread across the channel and onto the continent. With...

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Eurexiting and Euremaining

Britain has always been one of the least European countries in Europe, and maintained a reputation for harbouring the strongest eurosceptic traditions.   However, in a recent survey by the Pew Research Centre, the so called “British question” appears to have spread across the channel and onto the continent. With...

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German regions want €12 billion to integrate refugees

Germany’s Bundesländer regions have advised that they need €12 billion in order to meet the financial strain of taking large numbers of refugees.   Bremen’s mayor, Carsten Sieling, supported the demand, adding that when “we are confronted with an international crisis, the brunt of which is being borne by small...

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Complex geometry ‘1400 years older than thought’

  New research, published on the 29th of January in Science, suggests that complex geometry may have been in use long before previously thought. Study of Ancient Babylonian cuneiform tablets has revealed potential evidence that the Babylonians used the mathematics of shapes to track Jupiter across the sky at night....

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World Uni rankings for arts and humanities

Times Higher Education have released their Arts and Humanities world university rankings table for 2015/16. The UK has held its ground, with twenty of the top 100 universities. It also controls a quarter of the top twenty, with the University of Oxford in forth, UCL in fifth, the University of...

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The watchmaking tradition of Glashütte

To the east of Dresden, lies the town of Glashütte which is acknowledged as the major center of watchmaking in Germany. It differs in character from the cities of Augsburg and Nuremberg, famous for their medieval prowess in clock and watchmaking, in that it became successful in the 19th century....

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