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21/09/2019

Diyanet: The Turkish religious authority that makes millions

Located in Istanbul's central Sisli district sits the Ottoman Empire's first commercial brewery — Bomonti. The historic building was later handed over to the district's Mufti office and is now slated to be demolished to make way for a mosque and dormitory. But the project has been met with fierce opposition. "The Bomonti brewery has a historical significance. Demolishing it will destroy our district's charm and further the redevelopment boom, which is not good news for us," Sisli District Mayor Muammer Keskin told DW. Sisli District Mayor Muammer Keskin has criticized the planned demolition of the Bomonti brewery. The head...
20/09/2019

Bundesliga: Frankfurt's firepower under the microscope ahead of Dortmund test

The general consensus following Eintracht Frankfurt’s meltdown against Arsenal in the Europa League this week was that, despite the horrific score line, they’d played well. More possession, more passes, more corners, more shots. If only their toothless attack hadn't let them down. Were Eintracht good going forward last season? Really? Why's nobody mentioned that at any point during this campaign? They have? Well then why don’t they mention it a few more times? Let’s all agree to move on now. There needs to be an official ban on any mention of last season’s attack. No articles, no smug television punditry,...
20/09/2019

Merkel's Cabinet agrees 'climate packet,' environmentalists say it's paltry

Angela Merkel and her Social Democrat vice-chancellor Olaf Scholz delivered a slew of supposed climate-rescue measures Friday aimed at halving Germany's carbon emissions by 2030 to avoid defaulting on its 2015 Paris treaty promises. The outcome of marathon talks within Merkel's "climate cabinet," comprising conservative and center-left minsters and coinciding with worldwide "Fridays for Future" protests, was decried by environmentalists as haphazard and too little. Read more: Cities leading the transition to renewables Scholz in his key role as Finance Minister described the packet as "socially balanced climate protection," costing the government a total of €54 billion ($61 billion) by...

20/09/2019

What is the Bundesliga doing for the climate?

It all began in Stockholm, thirteen months ago. Greta Thunberg went on strike for more climate protection. Her singular protest in front of the parlimanet has grown into theworldwide movement "Fridays for Future". She has received support from all over the world, and from all aspects of society too - sport included. Mainz - the self-proclaimed first climate neutral club in the Bundesliga - offered 500 traveling fans a subsidized special train service for their away game to Gelsenkirchen on Friday night. Other Bundesliga clubs also supported the "Fridays for Future" movement. Along with Mainz, Freiburg and Werder Bremen also...
20/09/2019

Austria to give citizenship to descendants of Nazi victims

Under a new law, Austria will grant citizenship to claimants who can prove that one of their ancestors was forced out of the country by the Nazi regime. A broad majority voted for the law on Friday in parliament, with the local Jewish community also expressing their approval. "With this decision, the Republic of Austria is living up to its historic responsibility," said Oskar Deutsch, president of the Jewish Community in Vienna organization (Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Wien). Under previous regulations, authorities were able to grant Austrian passports to people who were forced out of the country by the Nazi government up...
20/09/2019

Labour of love? Jeremy Corbyn under pressure to deliver

Just a few weeks ago, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn cut the increasingly forlorn figure that seems to have become his trademark ever since he pulled off the unexpected coup of reviving his party's fortunes in the 2017 general election. Many of his most loyal supporters had to concede that Corbyn had, by all accounts, lost the plot on Brexit, dilly-dallying over which course to take and unable to cash in on the way former Prime Minister Theresa May and her successor Boris Johnson are dealing with the Brexit saga. But what a difference a prorogation can make. In the...

20/09/2019

Russian actor Pavel Ustinov freed pending appeal

Russian actor Pavel Ustinov was expected to leave jail on Friday after a Moscow court ordered his release. The move follows a massive campaign in support of the novice artist, who had been jailed for resisting arrest and allegedly dislocating a police officer's shoulder at the scene of an anti-government protest. "This is a victory of all of us," his mother, Tatyana Ustinova, told reporters. "I think we will win." Ustinov is not allowed to leave the Russian capital and is due to go back before the court for his appeal hearing on Thursday. Outcry from ruling party members A...
20/09/2019

MOSAiC: Great Arctic expedition starts

DW: "Polarstern" (polar star in English) is a large-scale expedition led by Germany's Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI). It starts on September 20. What's it about?Christian Haas: On the expedition we want to better understand the processes and energy flows between the air, the ocean and the ice. To do this, we will freeze ourselves in the Arctic for a whole year with our research icebreaker, Polarstern.The processes and conditions there change greatly over the course of the seasons.In winter, we'll investigate the factors that affect the freezing and how the ice grows.In summer, the conditions are reversed. Then, the ice...
20/09/2019

Mark Zuckerberg rejects call from US lawmaker to break up Facebook

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with US President Donald Trump and members of Congress Thursday, as Facebook faces a raft of regulatory and legal issues concerning competition, digital privacy, censorship and transparency. During one-on-one meetings with lawmakers, Zuckerberg reportedly faced calls to break up Facebook, the world's biggest social network with 2.5 billion users. Republican Senator Josh Hawley told reporters he met with Zuckerberg and "challenged him to show that Facebook is serious about bias, privacy and competition." The senator said he told Zuckerberg to sell WhatsApp and Instagram "to prove you're serious about protecting data privacy," adding...

20/09/2019

Conspiracies are 'always theories of power'

DW: So many conspiracy theories seem to have their origin in the United States. Why? Michael Butter: To a certain degree, this is a misperception. There are tons of conspiracy theories in eastern Europe, and also in central Europe, that also have their origins [in those locations], even though the US tends to play a big role in them. And this is, I think, because conspiracy theories are always also theories of power. If you look at the period after the Second World War, the US has clearly been the most powerful country in the world. And, therefore, those who...
20/09/2019

The faces of the Global Climate Strike

On Friday, millions of people are taking to the streets across the world as part of what's been dubbed as the Global Climate Strike, a weeklong protest initiated by Fridays for Future. Organizers are calling for an end to fossil fuels and want governments to implement the Paris Climate Agreement. As different as the impacts of the climate crisis might be from region to region, protesters across the globe are uniting to demand faster and more drastic measures from their governments. DW spoke to several people from Mexico to the Philippines about what's motivating them to join the mass protests....
19/09/2019

Europa League: Gladbach suffer humiliation of their own making

Gladbach 0-4 Wolfsberger(Weissman 13', Leitgeb 31', 68', Ritzmaier 41') Gladbach's largest ever home European defeat arrived courtesy of a team sitting third in the Austrian first division. This was Wolfsberger's first ever Europa League group-stage match, but it was their hosts who looked out of place. Gladbach's defeat was well deserved too, a matter made all the worse by the fact they fielded a full strength starting XI. There were no excuses, not that any spring to mind after a result this embarrassing. This was supposed to be a gimme; Gladbach getting a win under their belts off the back...