Almost 350,000 bicycles are stolen every year in Germany. Thieves go to great lengths, even chopping down trees to pilfer their prey. We look at a growing problem and what's being done to combat it.
Police in Hamburg have dealt a blow to the world of organized bike-crime by retrieving over a thousand bicycles during a raid. Now begins the hard work of identifying and returning the heaps of suspected stolen goods.
Berlin is like Babylon. There is a huge diversity of languages. But one of them is endangered, according to DW's columnist Gero Schliess: the Berliner dialect.
French police have detained more than a dozen suspects connected to the robbery of Kim Kardashian. Thieves stole millions of dollars worth of jewelry from the reality star in Paris last year.
It may not be anyone's favorite constellation, but conservatives and Greens may have to cooperate if they want to govern. A closer look shows differences between the parties have been rapidly diminishing in recent years.
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