A retired German man is facing a 16-year jail sentence for alleged illegal detention, sexual aggression and bodily harm to a woman of the same nationality. According to the accused, it was the woman who denounced him that had wanted to maintain sexual relations.
Three Wonky World articles from the may edition, including the arrest of a 6-year-old, a German hiding from a nymphomaniac and another German who admits to doing very little during his career.
The body of Málaga lawyer, Salvador Andrés Reina was found in the boot of his car near the bus station in the city last Friday. The find brings to an end, in the worst possible way, the uncertainty felt by the family over his disappearance. The 50-year-old lawyer’s body showed signs of having suffered a violent death.
Although it is only weeks since the scandal broke over our President’s bearings, it slowly starts to feel like years. Under every pebble lurks a new ‘scandal’ and I can’t help but think, that there are a lot of people out there who follow their own agendas even if it is only higher sales figures or ratings. Saying that the ongoing controversy partly is his fault, too; bad management – admitting news only after it breaks does not appear very trustworthy.
‘Food is the first thing, morals follow on’ is a famous quote from the song What Keeps Mankind Alive from Bertold Brecht’s Three Penny Opera. Maybe this is an appropriate phrase for a Boxing Day afternoon reflecting on the opulent Christmas dinner or a loose interpretation of the Pope’s Christmas message asking for more consciousness from a satisfied and saturated society.
In October the news was coming in like machine-gun fire, quite different to the last few months: for example 55 billion Euros was found in a state supported bank – ongoing accounting errors reported assets as losses.
The law courts in Torrox are also processing another case involving a dispute resulting in a man of German nationality who allegedly caused the death of a 50-year-old neighbour.
To pass a comment is difficult, when others don’t provoke it, so from my point of view it was a dull month for the German corner. But if I would have to award a prize, it would have to go to the conservative Christian Social Union of Bavaria, which is the only federal state without a branch of Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union.
Thanks to the summer break I can seamlessly continue the story Merkel & Sarkozy. Initially I did not want to touch the subject (too complicated and too serious), but now it obviously is tempting, particularly after the social democrats have suggested the same in July, too.
I heard of somebody asking why I put Germany down in an English magazine. But would the English like to hear me praising Germany all the time?