Cottbus (Germany)

Type: City
Name: Cottbus (Germany)
Country: Germany
Latitude: 51.77
Longitude: 14.33
population: 115,246
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 2 reports

Cookie Monster Corrupted by Neo-Nazis to Lure Kids

MAINZ, Germany -- Cookie Monster is being used by two neo-Nazis in eastern Germany to spread right-wing ideology among students in a local high-school, according to police.“After months of investigation, we were able to arrest a well-known right-wing ... [Published NBCNews.com - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Mar 17 2014 - Updated Mar 17 2014 - 1 reports

Louis Back On His Horse!

Triple Olympic medallist, Louis Smith, began his Commonwealth Games selection campaign in great style over the weekend (15-16th March 2014), following a superb performance at the English Gymnastics Championships, held in Wigan. Competing in what was his ... [Published AboutMyArea - Mar 17 2014]
First reported Mar 14 2014 - Updated Mar 14 2014 - 1 reports

Beckett vaults into finals

irsten Beckett during the arrival of The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Queen's Baton Relay (QBR) in Johannesburg, after arriving from Lesotho. The historic QBR will be hosted by South Africa for a period of five days on its global journey back to Scotland. ... [Published Citizen.co.za - Mar 14 2014]
First reported Jan 15 2014 - Updated Jan 15 2014 - 1 reports

UK profited from East German forced labour, Stasi archives report claims

The archives of the former East German secret police, the Stasi. The GDR forced prisoners to donate blood which was then sold on to the Bavarian Red Cross. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Western nations including the UK profited from goods produced under gruelling ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jan 15 2014]
First reported Jan 08 2014 - Updated Jan 08 2014 - 1 reports

Thomas Hitzlsperger: 'Der Hammer' who was never afraid of a challenge

The former Aston Villa, West Ham and Everton player who has announced he is gay, had a thunderous shot and scored the decisive goal when Stuttgart won the title in 2007 Thomas Hitzlsperger has never shirked a challenge. In 2000, as an 18-year-old, ... [Published Guardian.co.uk Sports News - Jan 08 2014]

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"These extremists are trying to trivialize their dangerous ideology by using simple language, by creating ironic cartoons and by increasingly using social media to reach adolescents" Filohn said
...the same apparatus in a World Cup event in Germany held over the same weekend, and underline the fact that Smith is back and on the hunt for medals: "I'm really happy with my performance this weekend, coming just 12 weeks into my training plan. I'm getting fitter every day and have more skills to put into my routine, and am looking forward to showing everyone that I am up there with the best in the World'. Smith will compete in the BritishBritish Championships at the end of the month, before flying to a World Cup event in South Korea over Easter. Clubmate Daniel Keatings was also in action over the weekend as part of a GB delegation at the Cottbus Grand Prix. Keatings, 23, qualified for two finals against some of the best gymnasts in the world, finishing 4th on Pommel Horse and 6th on High Bar. He now prepares for the BritishBritish Championships and aims for selection to the European Championships, to be held in Bulgaria in May."
...Years later, he spotted the cameras he made parts for being sold in expensive west German shops. "I had always wondered why no one had cared about us in the west. Now I know why."

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