Its empty homes and ageing residents mirror the wider fate of east German hinterlands.
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- The 16-hectare hamlet of Alwine in Uebigau-Wahrenbruck, Germany, is sold for 140.000 EUR.
- The 1.6-hectare populated hamlet of Alwine in Uebigau-Wahrenbruck district, Germany, is sold for 140,000 EUR at a public auction.
- German Chancellor Angela Merkel removes Hans-Georg Maassen from the position of President of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution after his remarks downplaying anti-migrant violence.
- The world's first commercial hydrogen-powered passenger train enters service in Lower Saxony, Germany. The Alstom developed train uses a hydrogen fuel cell which emits no carbon dioxide.
- Germany lifts a blanket ban on Nazi symbolism in video games, including the swastika.
- A German couple is jailed for twelve years each for selling the woman's son to a Spanish pedophile on the dark web, who repeatedly abused him. The couple themselves previously abused the boy and a three-year-old girl, whom they are ordered to pay EUR42,500 in compensation. The Spaniard is sentenced to ten years.
- Ahead of an expected U.S. announcement that it will cut all aid to the UNRWA, which supports more than 5 million registered Palestinian refugees, Germany calls on European Union states to help bridge the expected US$217 million deficit. Yesterday, Jordan made a similar appeal to the Arab League.