At least 9 people were injured on Monday after a truck rammed into traffic in the city of Limburg an der Lahn, located in Hesse, Germany, police have announced. Earlier, media reports suggested that 17 people were wounded in the incident. The truck was reportedly stolen earlier from a local train station, after the assailant forcefully dragged the driver from the truck, according to Frankfurter Neue Presse. #Islamic #terror in #Limburg, #Germany. A man hijacked a #truck and rammed it into a number of cars. 16 victims I njured. Driver was heard calling out to #Allah several times. #Muslim #Migrants #Islam #Jihad #Sharia pic.twitter.com/YYj3fAOF6e — John Smith (@John_Left_Green) October 7, 2019 The driver of the truck has been arrested. His motives remain unclear and the authorities urge that observers and the media wait for official investigation results and avoid speculation on the assailant’s motives. However, Frankfurter Neue Presse report indicates the … [Read more...] about At Least 9 Injured as Truck Rams Into Traffic in Germany
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Ellen H. from Canada is our winner! She was completely surprised that she was drawn from a total of 5,690 entries, and she's looking forward to her trip to Germany with DW at the beginning of December and says: "It would be wonderful to experience (its rich culture and) to see for ourselves its majestic cathedral (in Cologne). Being able to visit one (Christmas market) in the beautiful historic town of Rothenburg, drinking Glühwein (mulled wine), eating Lebkuchen (gingerbread), enjoying local products and soaking in the culture, would definitely be a highlight for us." The 37-year-old Canadian wants to take her husband with her on her trip to Germany. Holidays are coming as Rothenburg ob der Tauber lights up the Christmas decorations Like Ellen, people from all over the world took part in DW's trilingual online prize draw, in which the Germany trip to the Christmas markets in Cologne and Rothenburg ob der Tauber was to be won. Most entries (66 percent) came from … [Read more...] about Where in Germany do you find it most beautiful?
Germany's Federal constitutional Court received a highly unusual complaint on Tuesday, with the country's entire population of male piglets named as plaintiffs. The piglets probably have no idea, but they could be about to write legal history, animal rights lawyers hope, even as critics decry the suit as a PR stunt. Amid a wave of efforts worldwide to allow animals to become plaintiffs, the current case is Germany's first such constitutional challenge. It was filed by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) group - whose representatives also act as plaintiffs - and alleges that the German government is infringing upon the animals' rights. It is still unclear if the court will allow the case to proceed. PETA argues that the castration of male piglets is violating German law, which states that animals shall not be harmed without reasonable explanation. The castration of young piglets without anesthesia was long considered exempt - but that exemption was withdrawn in 2013. … [Read more...] about Germany’s male piglets become the latest animals to file cases in court
One in five children in Germany show indications of having psychological problems, according to a study released on Thursday by the Robert Koch Institute, Germany's public health body. Boys are more likely to have both emotional and behavioral problems than girls. Read more: Refugee children face psychological trauma in Germany Obesity According to the study, 15.4 percent of children between 3 and 17 are overweight or obese. That is a similar percentage to numbers from more than a decade ago. Although overweight or obesity rates are high, researchers found it positive that the upward trend has stopped. At the same time, they say that the fact that the levels remain so high means there is no room for complacency. Nearly half of children who were overweight or obese as a child remained so in their teenage years, the study said. Children who are overweight or obese are also more likely to suffer from weight issues as an adult. They are also more likely to have … [Read more...] about Study: Child obesity rates in Germany high, but not increasing
On Wednesday, the European nutrition watchdog Foodwatch accused Coca-Cola of trying to preserve its "completely outdated" business model by adopting the desperate tactics of tobacco giants to deny the devastating health impact of its products. Foodwatch also called on the German government to follow the example set by several other European countries, most recently the UK, in introducing a "sugar tax," which has already encouraged companies elsewhere to come up with new recipes with less sugar. "Sugary drinks are the new cigarettes," Martin Rücker, the director of Foodwatch Germany, said at a crowded press conference in a Berlin hotel on Wednesday — an analogy that was underlined by the photoshopped cover of the NGO's new "Coca-Cola Report": an image of the Marlboro Man holding an old-fashioned glass Coke bottle instead of cigarette. Rücker was also sitting next to an empty chair with the soda-maker's logo fixed to its back, which was intended for Patrick Kammerer, … [Read more...] about Foodwatch Germany slams Coca-Cola’s denial of health threat