Winfried is a divorced music teacher with a penchant for embarrassing practical jokes and silly fake personae. When his dog dies, he travels to Budapest to visit his daughter Ines, whose high-flying job, patronising boss and attempts to win a contract with a German chief executive leave her with little time for dad, let alone his shenanigans.
A Russia-backed Libyan warlord could start a “civil war” in Libya, increasing refugee flows to the EU, Malta has warned.
The danger comes as the Libyan commander, Khalifa Haftar, advances on Tripoli, the seat of the UN-recognised government, Malta’s foreign minister, George Vella, told press in Valletta on Friday (12 January).
German police say a Syrian man arrested after a two-day manhunt probably had links to so-called Islamic State (IS).
Jaber al-Bakr, who arrived in Germany as a refugee, was detained in a flat in the eastern city of Leipzig early on Monday. He had been tied up there.
He had sought help from another Syrian, who alerted police after letting Mr al-Bakr sleep at his flat, reports say.
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Design lovers looking for unique vacation lodging: add this camper hotel in Berlin, Germany to your bucket list, stat. Located in the hip, artsy neighborhood of Neukölln, the Huettenpalast Hotel brings camping indoors with quirky caravans and wooden huts.
The annual report into organized crime, presented in Berlin on Wednesday by interior minister Thomas de Maizière, showed a 7.2 percent increase last year in the number of investigations into organized crime.