Lawyers: Love Parade trial likely to be terminated

More than 50 jurists attended a special closed-door legal discussion on Wednesday to allow judges to assess whether to continue or call off the trial over who was to blame for 2010 Love Parade disaster. Techno music fans were funneled through a single egress, a large disused two-lane vehicle tunnel, resulting in 21 deaths and 652 […]

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Body of missing German tourist found in Australia

Authorities in Australia’s Northern Territory (NT) have found the body of a German tourist reported missing on January 8. Workers at Desert Palm Resort, where 62-year-old Cologne resident Monika Billen had been staying, notified police three days after the woman failed to check out and board her January 5 flight to Darwin. Authorities searched for […]

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UN officials, international parties talk Yemen in Berlin

Representatives of 17 governments and international organizations gathered at the Foreign Ministry in Berlin on Wednesday in the latest round of talks to end the civil war in Yemen. The High-Level Strategic Dialogue on the Peace Process and Prospects for Stabilization in Yemen was intended to build on the breakthrough achieved in Stockholm in December, […]

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Jean Bourgain, Problem-Conquering Mathematician, Is Dead at 64

Jean Bourgain, a mathematician who conquered difficult problems prolifically across a wide swath of fields, died on Dec. 22 at a hospital in Bonheiden, Belgium. He was 64. The Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J., where Dr. Bourgain was a professor, said the cause was pancreatic cancer. Dr. Bourgain’s honors included a Fields Medal […]

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A New Trend at Paris Men’s Fashion Week: Yellow Vests?

ImageYellow Vest demonstrators protest along the Champs-Élysées last month in Paris.CreditZakaria Abdelkafi/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Over nine straight weekends, the antigovernment demonstrations against President Emmanuel Macron of France and his economic policies by members of the so-called Yellow Vest movement have caused some of the country’s worst civil unrest in more than a decade. […]

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Greek Leader Faces Confidence Vote in Parliament

ATHENS — Greek lawmakers on Wednesday entered a second day of acrimonious debate before a late-night confidence vote that the government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipris was widely expected to survive, but barely. Mr. Tsipras called the vote on Sunday after his junior coalition partner quit, plunging the country into fresh political turmoil and fueling […]

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Germany's 16 States: Hamburg

Hamburg is a city-state, linked to the North Sea by the Elbe River. A rainy, stiff breeze often blows over the city, but true Hamburg natives and their guests don’t let it get them down. From musical theatres and museums to the Sankt Pauli red light district, there’s always something to see in the Hanseatic […]

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