This week in Germany – Bar feels fine

This week in Germany - Bar feels fine

Bar feels fine

A BAR in Hamburg called ‘Yoko Mono’ can no longer keep its name, following a court decision. After 19 years of being open John Lennon’s widow took action this summer to sue the bar from using her name without permission.

What a turn-up!

IN 1997 a man now 76-years-old reported his car as missing to the police in Frankfurt. Last week, city authorities reported that it had been found. The vehicle was found in the garage of a building which was due to be demolished.

World-wide admiration

GERMANY has reclaimed its title as the most admired country in the world, in light of a substantial drop in global perception of America.  France claimed silver by climbing to second place and the UK took bronze while remaining stable in third place in a survey by Anholt-GFK Roper.

Not so smart

GERMANY’S telecoms regulator has banned the sale of “smart watches” used by parents to check on their children, saying the devices violated strict surveillance laws.  It urged parents to destroy the watches, which are widely available and target children between the ages of 5 to 12.

Reading record

OVER 173,000 people in Germany celebrated National Read Aloud Day, setting a new record for the nationwide event aimed at getting children excited about reading and promoting lifelong reading skills. The event was organised by the Foundation for Reading and the Die Zeit newspaper.

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