7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: April 12
With Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit facing his political Waterloo, all eyes have turned to Raed Saleh, who could become the first mayor of a major German city with foreign roots. The German capital’s changing demographics could help him. … (Read more)
Van’s officials and locals are working to break a breakfast record and enter the Guinness book with their unique Van breakfast. The goal is to bring 30,000 people together for the world’s biggest breakfast. … (Read more)
Hurriyet Daily News
Founder of Korea’s first pedicab service continues to fearlessly ride on
Artee Pedicab president Lee In-jae’s resume bears witness to the storied life the young man has had in his 28 years so far.
A graduate of Cushing Academy in Massachusetts, Lee went on to study history at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, a private liberal arts college in the United States. After completing his freshman year, Lee, a Korean national, returned to the country to fulfill his mandatory military service. … (Read more)
More collections on platform than any other Italian city
Venice leads the country on Google Art Project. Works by Titian, Tintoretto and Bellini adorn the online platform that lets the public access high-resolution images of museum artworks. … (Read more)
Although Spain has made some progress in improving its school dropout rate in recent years, nearly one in four young Spaniards are still dropping out of school early — the highest rate in the European Union. … (Read more)
Costa Rica: What is Juan Santamaría Day?
Costa Rica, lacking an army since 1948, doesn’t have many war heroes. The most notable exception is Juan Santamaría, a poor drummer boy from Alajuela. Santamaría helped thwart a notorious U.S. figure’s march through Central America during the mid-19th century. … (Read more)
Australia: Two’s company when cellists go travelling
When two-time Grammy Award winner Lynn Harrell takes a flight, he always books two seats: one for himself and one for his multimillion-dollar, centuries-old cello. … (Read more)
Sydney Morning Herald