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Le Weekend: Chancellor Memes, She-Dracula, Great Wall Oopsie

Sept. 9-10

  • Back to school in Belgorod
  • Anti-depression helmet
  • Woof-gang Amadeus Mozart
  • … and much more.
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Le Weekend: Venice Film Festival In SAG Strike Times, TikTok’s Granfluencers, Tiny T-Rex Race

Sept. 2-3, 2023

  • A Russian soldier’s dilemma
  • Portrait of Poland’s 96-year-old critic
  • “Menopause blanket” innovation
  • … and much more.
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After Rammstein Singer's Sexual Assault Probe Is Dropped, Germany Faces Cold Reality

The German public prosecutor's office has dropped its sexual assault investigation against Rammstein frontman Till Lindemann. The singer could not be proven to have committed any criminal misconduct. You may be angry about that, but that's how the rule of law works.


BERLIN — The hairs on your neck stand up when you read the news: The public prosecutor's office has dropped the investigation against Till Lindemann, lead singer in the popular German band Rammstein.

Several victims have reported to the media, including Die Welt, that they were deliberately brought to singer Lindemann at Rammstein concerts for sexual acts, often without knowing the real reason for these meetings. The band's drummer himself later said "things" happened "that I personally don't think are okay."

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Russia Strikes Ukraine Ports, Alzheimer’s Drug, Heat & Floods

👋 Elo!*

Welcome to Tuesday, where Russia strikes Ukraine's ports of Odessa and Mykolaiv day after pulling out of a grain export deal, a new drug is shown to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by 60%, and record temperatures hit Europe as typhoon rains strike Asia. Meanwhile, we look at Poland’s rising far-right party Konfederacja and its recent attempts to rewrite Holocaust history.

[*Tetum, Timor-Leste]

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