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.
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.
This month's news that Germany's crime rate has hit a 25-year low was met with claims of inaccuracy from the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party. Danger, Tamsin Walker writes, is often a matter of perception.
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.
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