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Articles from the May 31, 2019 edition

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 By Simona Block    News    May 31, 2019

Wolves Outnumber Germans in Forests, Threatening Uneasy Peace Between Man and Wolf

Dresden, Germany (dpa) - Dense forests and sprawling fields are dotted with farms and villages with small houses and large gardens. The idyllic landscape north of Goerlitz in the German state of Saxon...

 
 By DPA    News    May 31, 2019

Social Media Blamed for 2 Deaths on Mount Everest in Just One Week.

A “drive for social media recognition” is what’s causing the treacherous overcrowding conditions on Mount Everest this year, an expert climber says. “It’s recognition instead of...

 

Crushing Boar: Hong Kong Hopes Forced Sterilization Will Cure It's Hairy Problem

Hong Kong (tca/dpa) - Out of the darkness appeared a snout. "Fei zhu! Fat pig!" 8-year-old Shino Chen shouted to her younger brother as she jumped up and down and pointed at a wild boar. The hairy...

 
 By DPA    Business    May 31, 2019

Nazi Gold Train Hunter Unexpectedly discovers another hidden treasure

Walbrzych, Poland (dpa) - It was totally unexpected when Piotr Koper, who recently became infamous for his search for a mythical Nazi train laden with gold, found another sort of treasure. During the...

 

Decadent Berlin's Drag Scene Comes Out of the Closet, Inspired by RuPaul's Drag Race

Berlin (dpa) - Short skirts and long evening gowns are strewn about backstage as the performers prepare for this evening's show in Berlin. Outside, the crowds waiting to enter the Tempodrom are...

 
 By DPA-News    Science    May 31, 2019

Iranian Cyber Army Fake Facebook Accounts Deleted, says Social Media Giant

Los Angeles (dpa) - Facebook on Tuesday said it had again deleted dozens of fake accounts, groups and pages that it said were involved in "coordinated inauthentic behavior" that originated in Iran....

 

South African 800m Olympic champion Caster Semenya appeals Testosterone Ruling to Switzerland's

Berlin (dpa) - South African 800m Olympic champion Caster Semenya has filed an appeal to Switzerland's highest court to challenge a recent ruling preventing her from competing unless she takes...

 

Democrats ramp up calls for impeachment after Mueller breaks silence

Washington (dpa) - A powerful House Democrat said Wednesday special counsel Robert Mueller might be finished with his investigation but Congress is not, as several prominent party members called for...

 
 By Gregor Mayer    News    May 31, 2019

Tourist Boat Collides With Ship on Danube River in Hungary; 7 Dead, 21 Missing

Budapest (dpa) - At least seven people drowned and 21 were still missing after a cruiser rammed a smaller sightseeing boat in the Danube, causing it to sink in just seconds, authorities in Budapest...

 

Trump "was actually sticking up for Sleepy Joe Biden . . . . Kim Jong Un called him a 'low IQ idiot.'"

Washington (dpa) - US President Donald Trump on Tuesday claimed he was defending Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden when he repeated remarks by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un calling him a...

 

Prayer, poetry, police protection: Life at a Jewish school in Berlin

Berlin (dpa) - The schoolboys who enter the red brick building of the Lauder Beth-Zion School on this chilly winter morning in Berlin are wearing winter hats and baseball caps, just like their peers a...

 

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