May 1, also known as Labor Day, is a public holiday in Germany. Traditional events include trade union rallies, demonstrations, and a host of folkloric festivities, including dancing around the Maypole.
Few months in the year can boast as many traditional celebrations in Germany as the merry month of May. Temperatures rise and with them, so does everybody's mood. The celebrations vary from region to region.
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Despite a battling draw against Schalke, Cologne are on the brink of the sixth relegation in the club's history. But DW's Matt Ford thinks the club have taken the right steps to come straight back up.
France’s second-biggest bank Societe Generale has agreed with the US to pay penalties exceeding $1 billion to settle allegations it bribed officials in Libya, and manipulated the Libor interest rate benchmark.
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