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New album by dj lawrence: the life of bohemia

Strolling between pop and art. Hamburg house producer Peter Kersten aka DJ Lawrence releases a new album: "Films and Windows".

Tip from the DJ: At least four years of life out intensively. Image: Carola Wagenblast

Peaktime at Amsterdam’s Club Trouw. People dance around the DJ booth, colorful neon lights flicker through the room, there is a boisterous party atmosphere. Only the little man behind the turntables stands out from the crowd. It is Peter Kersten alias Lawrence, who has just started his set. He wears a neat shirt with a gray cardigan, his gaze is concentrated, even tense. You almost want to worry about him – is he perhaps too hot?

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Commentary on pension provision: eating brown bread for old age

German insurers are calling for more self-control for a better life in old age. But to do that, you first need enough time, energy – and money.

Still sprinting at 79? You have to be able to afford it Photo: dpa

So this is what it looks like, the citizen who prepares perfectly for old age: Goes to the gym several times a week, eats lots of whole-grain bread and vegetables, regularly spends time with family and friends, and puts away a tidy sum every month: for later, for old age, instead of shelling out money for clothes or travel.

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Homeless people from eastern europe in germany: the so-called maelstrom

More and more homeless people from Eastern Europe are drawn to Germany. How can they be helped? Examples from Berlin, Cologne and Munich.

A Pole in downtown Stuttgart, January 2016 Photo: imago/lichtgut

The yellow-painted hallways and the rooms with folding beds on which folded sheets and blankets lie look sober. But what is starting in Cologne’s Vorgebirgsstrabe is a kind of showcase project: the emergency overnight shelter is to be aimed specifically at homeless people from other EU countries.

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“Windrush” scandal in great britain: fight for civil rights

In Brixton, immigrants are defending themselves against arbitrary action by the authorities. For suddenly they have to prove their residence status.

Jamaicans like Eileen Johnson and her children arrived on the ship "Windrush" as Britons Photo: imago/United Archives International

There’s always something going on in Brixton. On the way to the Black Cultural Institute (BCA) in the African-Caribbean neighborhood in south London, we pass a few Jehovah’s Witnesses and an Islamic preacher with a megaphone. "Solidarity with Windrush!" is finally written on the banner outside the gate of the black cultural center.