7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: April 12

By Tara MacIsaac, Epoch Times
April 12, 2014 7:56 am Last Updated: April 12, 2014 7:58 am

Germany: From Burger Flipper to Bürgermeister? Immigrant Could Become Next Berlin Mayor

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)

Der Spiegel

 

Turkey: Van breakfast prepares for Guinness record

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

 

Korea: Following the beat of his own drum

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)

Korea Herald

 

Italy: Venice a superstar on Google Art Project

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)

ANSA

 

Spain: Spain’s school dropout rate highest in Europe

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)

The Local

 

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)

Tico Times

 

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