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From TheJournal.ie Berlin (allegedly) owes trillions of euro to this small German town Mein Gott!

Berlin (allegedly) owes trillions of euro to this small German town

Mittenwalde – population 8,758 – lend 400 guilder to Berlin in 1562, at 6 per cent interest. Now it wants it back.

PHOTOS: Wannabe shredders at the Air Guitar Championships No Strings This post contains images

PHOTOS: Wannabe shredders at the Air Guitar Championships

Masters of the invisible axe battle for supremacy. And make very silly faces.

From TheJournal.ie Canadian porn actor suspect extradited from Germany Grisly

Canadian porn actor suspect extradited from Germany

Luka Rocco Magnotta is accused of killing and eating a Chinese student in Montreal last month.

From TheJournal.ie Body parts sent to schools in Canada may be linked to arrested porn star Body Parts

Body parts sent to schools in Canada may be linked to arrested porn star

Police have yet to confirm if the human hand and foot sent to Vancouver schools are linked to the murder case involving former Canadian porn star Luka Rocco Magnotta.

From TheJournal.ie Man suspected of murder, dismemberment may have eaten parts of body Canada

Man suspected of murder, dismemberment may have eaten parts of body

Canadian authorities want to question Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, about recent murder of Chinese student Jun Lin.

From TheJournal.ie Shatter plays down German resistance to bank debt deal Bank Debt

Shatter plays down German resistance to bank debt deal

The justice minister rejected suggestions that comments from Berlin were a rebuff to Irish hopes of a debt reduction.

From TheJournal.ie US, EU countries announce expulsion of Syrian diplomats Syria

US, EU countries announce expulsion of Syrian diplomats

Expulsions come in the wake of the killing of 108 people in Syria’s Houla area on Friday.

From TheJournal.ie Nazi-seized art ordered returned to American man Germany

Nazi-seized art ordered returned to American man

A German court has ruled a Berlin museum must return rare posters seized by the Gestapo during WWII to the victim’s relative – saying that keeping them would be a perpetuation of the crimes of the Nazis.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

In pictures: Bulldog adopts six wild boar piglets in Germany Adopted This post contains images

In pictures: Bulldog adopts six wild boar piglets in Germany

Baby the bulldog took straight to the wild boar piglets when they were brought in last Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie North Korean ambassador let off hook over illegal fishing Diplomacy At Work

North Korean ambassador let off hook over illegal fishing

The diplomat was caught angling without a permit in Berlin – but simply told police he was the North Korean ambassador and carried on.

From TheJournal.ie Merkel issues stern warning for Greece Euro

Merkel issues stern warning for Greece

The German chancellor will meet with Italian leader Mario Monti today – after giving Greece an ultimatum.

From TheJournal.ie 'Merkozy' to meet after French issue ultimatum on transaction tax Euro

'Merkozy' to meet after French issue ultimatum on transaction tax

Nicolas Sarkozy has warned that France will go it alone with the controversial ‘Tobin tax’ if agreement is not reached.

WATCH: An entire Berlin subway laughs for absolutely no reason The Best Medicine This post contains videos

WATCH: An entire Berlin subway laughs for absolutely no reason

A viral video from a Berlin U-Bahn proves what we’ve all suspected – that laughter really is contagious.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested after allegedly setting fire to 100 cars Germany

Man arrested after allegedly setting fire to 100 cars

It is reported that the young, unemployed man alleged to have lit the fires was motivated by “social envy”.

From TheJournal.ie German police thwart arson attack at Berlin train station Germany

German police thwart arson attack at Berlin train station

A left-wing extremist group has claimed responsibility for the placement of seven petrol bombs at Berlin’s central train station.

From TheJournal.ie Merkel and Sarkozy promise crisis package Debt Crisis

Merkel and Sarkozy promise crisis package

The leaders of Germany and France said the package would come by the end of the month, before the G20 summit in November.

From TheJournal.ie Merkel and Sarkozy meet to thrash out debt crisis measures Debt Crisis

Merkel and Sarkozy meet to thrash out debt crisis measures

The French and German leaders are holding talks today in the hope of finding a common way forward for the troubled Eurozone.

From TheJournal.ie ECB to offer emergency loans to Eurozone banks Eurozone

ECB to offer emergency loans to Eurozone banks

Meanwhile, President Jean-Claude Trichet says that Ireland’s credibility is visibly improving month after month.

From TheJournal.ie Pope Benedict lands in Germany for official visit Pope

Pope Benedict lands in Germany for official visit

More than 250,000 people have signed up to attend Mass delivered by the pontiff during his trip.

From TheJournal.ie Merkel faces new struggle after defeat in Berlin polls Germany

Merkel faces new struggle after defeat in Berlin polls

Merkel’s CDU gains votes, but loses out to the opposition Social Democrats – while her junior coalition partner loses all seats in Berlin.

From TheJournal.ie 40 cars torched over three nights of Berlin arson attacks Germany This post contains images

40 cars torched over three nights of Berlin arson attacks

Police chief Rainer Wendt says authorities “desperately need” tips from the public to help with their investigation.

From TheJournal.ie Germany marks construction of the Berlin Wall by remembering victims Berlin Wall

Germany marks construction of the Berlin Wall by remembering victims

The victims of the Berlin Wall have been remembered at a commemoration ceremony marking the construction of the divide 50 years ago – a divide which Chancellor Angela Merkel said marked her “entire life”.

The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning…..

From The42 Watch: Germany and France up and running at Women's World Cup Good Start This post contains videos

Watch: Germany and France up and running at Women's World Cup

Hosts won in Berlin and France edged out Nigerian. Check out the goals here.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Saturday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Catch up on the day’s main news, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed earlier.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny to meet Angela Merkel Enda Kenny

Enda Kenny to meet Angela Merkel

Fine Gael party leader heading to Germany to “signal” that his party plans to seek changes to the EU/IMF bailout arrangements if elected into government.

From TheJournal.ie Greece halts foreign postal service over mail bombs Greece

Greece halts foreign postal service over mail bombs

Police search for group behind bomb campaign after several suspicious packages were sent to embassies, politicians and organisations across Europe.

From TheJournal.ie German bus crash leaves ten tourists dead Bus Crash

German bus crash leaves ten tourists dead

Ten Polish tourists dead and thirty thought to be injured after their bus crashes into the column of a bridge on main motorway.

A RESTAURANT IN BERLIN has kicked off a massively high-profile advertising campaign asking potential diners to donate parts of their bodies, apparently to be converted into a luxury Brazilian cuisine to be fed back to them.

The ‘Flimé‘ restaurant, which has refused to disclose its physical location or the identities of its backers ahead of its opening on September 8th, is seeking ‘members’ who are willing “to donate any part of their body,” with the restaurant shouldering any hospital costs.

The restaurant says its menu is derived from the original tradition of the Wari tribes of modern-day Peru, who (it says) lived by the proverb that “to eat is more than to satisfy hunger”.

“Our innovation lies in the combination of finest ingredients of the Wari culture with classical Brazilian recipes. Let us thrill you with incomparably aromatic and sapid dishes,” claims the website.

Main course dishes include a “jowels stew with rice, green beans and coriander” and “liver with butter beans”. Interested parties can download a medical questionnaire from the website which, when returned, makes them a member – thus agreeing “to donate an arbitrary part of their body to the FLIMÉ.

“The exact bodypart is chosen by the member.”

Naturally, the proposed scheme – if it’s true – is not to everyone’s moral tastes any more than their gastronomic ones.

“I’m working on the assumption that this is some sort of a warped joke,” Michael Braun, the vice-chairman of Berlin’s Christian Democrat party, told Germany’s biggest-selling newspaper Bild.

Many see the website as a gruesome reminder of the case of Armin Meiwes, who was jailed for life in 2006 after being convicted of eating Bernd Jürgen Brandes who had replied to an ad posted online seeking a human volunteer to be eaten.