December 6 is St. Nicholas Day. In Germany, children polish their boots and put them outside, in the hopes that Nicholas will leave them a treat. Where does this tradition come from and how does St. Nicholas differ from Santa Claus?
Goldsmith Lothar Lange shows us his favorite places in Bautzen: St. Nicholas Church, the Protschenberg with its wonderful views and the café bar “Goliath“.
The town of St. Louis in the US state of Missouri could face another round of protests after the shooting of a black teenager on Wednesday by an off-duty policeman. A similar incident in August led to weeks of unrest.
The US attorney general has called for a federal autopsy of the body of Michael Brown. Eric Holder’s request comes after another long night during which riot police quelled protests with heavy weapons and armored cars.
Since the economic crisis, survival on Manhattan's Upper East Side has become even harder for the poor. Soup kitchens with free meals provide some small relief. But political support for these initiatives is fading.
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