Many foreigners, as well as the mentally challenged, often find it difficult to understand complicated German texts written by the local authorities, which is why a pilot initiative has been launched in order to make the most important official documents simple and understandable.
The Nordic country has become the first in the world to mandate equal pay as it has passed a law that makes it illegal to pay men more than women.
It probably felt awkward when students figured out that their university math teacher, Ruggero Freddi, used to be a famous gay porn star, known as Carlos Masi.
Beatrix von Storch, a heavyweight member of the right-wing Alternative for Germany party (AfD), has become one of the first politicians affected by new hate speech laws on social networks. Public opinion on the controversial legislation is divided.
A prison officer, who wishes to remain anonymous, told Sputnik that plans to roll out the smoking ban across all prisons in England and Wales in 2018 will endanger staff and prisoners.
Train fares in the United Kingdom have risen to their highest level in five years amid widespread protests and criticism from opposition politicians.
Onetime England football ace Trevor Sinclair could see his career come to a screeching halt after he was arrested for drunk-driving and racially abusing a police officer, British media has reported.
In a recent resolution, the Bavarian sister party of Angela Merkel's governing CDU party demanded that asylum seekers receive less financial support. It also called for more thorough check-ups of allegedly underage migrants.
An unidentified man has probably suffered the ultimate humiliation as he tried to jump the barriers at a London tube station, receiving instant karma.
Davis’ comments came amid reports that he could be sidelined in Brexit talks in a possible reshuffle by Prime Minister Theresa May, who wants greater control over the negotiations.
While the festive occasion is commonly a time when people exchange presents, governments go even further, presenting each other ... with new land.
A redundant gold mine in the UK is reopening after a mineral firm discovered new targets in the Dolgellau Gold Belt in North Wales.
Darts may not be considered an Olympic sport but Phil "The Power" Taylor is its greatest ever player. But his attempt for a fairytale ending to his career ended on Monday night when he lost in the PDC final to a former electrician.
An explicit video has emerged on social media capturing a female police officer being beaten on New Year's Eve after the law enforcement services got a call about a party in a Paris suburb.
Families living in Bell End, a street in Rowley Regis in the West Midlands, have just realized how “rude” their street’s name is, and are demanding the local council to change it.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A 5.1-magnitude earthquake occurred on Tuesday in northern Greece, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.
PARIS (Sputnik) – Mass disorders erupted on New Year’s night in France leaving more than 1,000 cars burnt, the country’s Interior Ministry said in a statement.
WARSAW (Sputnik) - Poland will continue its approach of not accepting migrants from the Middle East and North Africa, the country's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said, stressing that Warsaw has taken large number of migrants from Ukraine
KIEV (Sputnik) – Over 1,000 supporters of the Ukrainian Svoboda nationalist party are taking part on Monday in a traditional torchlight procession in Kiev's city center to commemorate the 109th anniversary of the birth of Stepan Bandera, the leader of the Ukrainian nationalist movement, local media reported.
Despite a heavy police presence, and the creation of a special "Women's Safety Area" in Berlin, German police have said that "isolated" sex attacks occurred during this year's New Year's Eve celebrations.
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