:BSZ international. The Chinese-German University College (CDHK) celebrated its 20th anniversary in Berlin on 14 May. Representatives of the RUB were also present.
:bsz international. The gamescom took place in Cologne from August 22 to August 26 and offered space for console-, mobile-, online-, PC-gaming, virtual reality and e-sports.
:bsz International. Reporters Without Borders (RWB) published their World Press Freedom Index. The result shows an “ever darker world map”. Three additional countries are now coloured black.
:bsz international. The Federal Foreign Office (FFO) adopts a circular decree and defines new guidelines making family reunification effectively impossible. The Federal Government maintains its course of restriction policy, claiming victims on a daily basis.
:bsz international: Cambridge University is researching the importance of play and playful learning for children. But do we ever outgrow the need for fun-filled activities?
On November 25, 1956, Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, and 80 other revolutionaries boarded a yacht in Mexico. They began a journey which led them to the conquest of Cuba in 1959 and the creation of a socialist republic which still survives.
Last week, a 27-year old man died after partying, probably due to toxic drugs. Two friends of him were also intoxicated, and hence hospitalised. In the meantime, police have interrogated a suspect from Bochum, who is said to have allegedly sold the toxic pills. Northrhine-Westphalia’s (NRW) left-wing party Die Linke now demands drug checks to avoid more drug-related deaths.
If you’ve travelled with German Rail, odds are that you’ve encountered the time unit known as “Deutsche-Bahn-Minute” (DBM). As a frequent traveller, you know that five DBM’s can mean basically anything from “right on time” to “the train is still stuck in Narnia”. Consequently, it should be taken with a pinch of salt when an official statement reads that changing trains will only add five minutes to the total length of your trip.
The nationwide campaign „Hand in Hand Against Racism“ on June 18 and 19 was a big success in Bochum: According to the organiser, a total of 8.500 citizens participated and transformed the area between Bochum Central Station, “Kirmesplatz” and city hall into a 3.4 kilometre long human chain. The aim was to demonstrate against racism and stress the importance of an open-minded Germany.
It happened: A mob of screaming people, clad in white, black, red, and gold, waving flags, banging on their drums. And you’re slap bang in the middle. No, it’s not war – it’s worse. It’s football. The 2016 UEFA European Championship, to be precise. Fear not! If you pay heed to our advice you’ll survive being caught behind enemy lines – probably.