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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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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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Podcast: inspiration for your lazy Sunday

in Culture / Entertainment/Politics/What's on by

Tokyo, Berlin, London and Paris are all jumping on the Klassik Underground bandwagon. Read and listen in to learn more about the event’s success story and how you can catch it, this very Sunday evening, at Leipzig’s Moritzbastei.

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Roll East: within the wheel of one year

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An artist decided to go on a yearlong pilgrimage to his homeland of Iran by rolling a gymnastics wheel, encountering much solidarity along the way. (Photo: public domain)

Rolling a gymnastics wheel, which he uses for his performances, Sadatolhosseini traveled on foot from Aachen (Germany) to Tehran (Iran), asking strangers for a place to spend the night. Most people were ready to oblige.

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Estonia: between North and East

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"Sillamäe" - the "town of fresh sea winds" - in Estonia was built during the Soviet Union in the 1940-50s to house factory workers and their families. (Photo: Stefan Herfurth)

With elements of modern utopia and Soviet dystopia, the Baltic state of Estonia is an intriguing travel destination.

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Shakeup of CDU Saxony, courtesy of AfD

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Can a Petry-led faction distance themselves significantly from the AfD to win over enough CDU voters and politicians? The next 18 months will be a dry run for this possibility, threatening the traditional progressiveness of Leipzig in the process.

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