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Saving the historic Bockau Arch Bridge

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The Bockau Arch Bridge. Photo © Jason D. Smith

Saxony’s Bockau Arch Bridge, around since 1872, became the site of key events in German and European history. As a new bridge is put in place, the older structure is scheduled to be removed completely. The Friends of the Bockau Arch Bridge are asking for support to save this historic gem, with an important meeting with state parliament reps happening on 24 April.

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Bijoutefriends: how to spot and avoid them

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Bijoutefriends tend to falsely present themselves as having your best interests at heart, even as being selfless.

Their legacy tends to be, at best, an irritation and nasty mark that fade off after a bit, and at worst the loss of real friendships and lifelines.

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Buckingham Palace sold; royals forced out

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Where would the queen go after leaving Buckingham Palace?

Can we blame the Russians for this one, too?

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Venezuela’s crisis rivals Syria, Myanmar’s

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Caracas, Venezuela. (Photo: public domain)

“Colombia is for Venezuelans what Germany is for Syrians,” says our Leipzig-based columnist Daniel Leon in his opinion piece, where he mourns the situation in his home country.

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“Do good and throw it in the sea”

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Vessel sailing on the sea in Greece. (Photo: public domain)

Of (Greek) proverbs, clarity and wisdom. What is your favorite proverb in your mother tongue? What has it taught you?

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Sham elections: Egypt, Russia, Venezuela

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Enough talk about wanna-be strongman Donny Trump. Let's focus on actual dictators and their favorite sporting events: sham presidential elections in Russia, Egypt and Venezuela.

“Enough talk about wanna-be strongman Donny Trump. Let’s focus on actual dictators and their favorite sporting events: sham presidential elections.”

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