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Wehrlein’s farewell in installments?

Wehrlein's farewell in installments?

A season that has already begun in a completely messed-up way threatens to be the premature end of pascal wehrlein’s formula 1 career. After just two years in the king’s class of motorsport, the former 2015 DTM champion is running out of options.

"I don’t think i can have a place at clean next year," wehrlein said youngest in spa-francorchamps. Wehrlein then drove for the swiss private team for only one year. The close cooperation with ferrari was allowed to become a sporting hang-up for him; the scuderia, as the old and new engine partner, will want to swap the mercedes kid for a driver from the ferrari junior squad next season. Ferrari is also involved in the discussion about the driver issue, clean team boss frederic vasseur has already admitted.

One of the candidates, charles leclerc, a 19-year-old monegasque, is doing some great self-promotion as the leader of formula 2. Second candidate is antonio giovinazzi, 23-year-old italian. He already drove in place of wehrlein when the latter was not allowed to drive the first two grand prix this season in australia and china due to broken vertebrae after his accident in the "race of champions" at the end of january. Besides giovinazzi is also replacement driver for the scuderia for sebastian vettel and kimi raikkonen.

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Tens of thousands of ukrainians demonstrate for eu course

Tens of thousands of ukrainians demonstrate for eu course

At the largest mass rally of government opponents since the pro-western orange revolution nine years ago, the opposition called on president viktor janukovich to sign a partnership agreement with the eu at the end of this week after all. Jailed ex-government leader julia timoshenko called on her supporters in a letter to continue pressuring her pro-russian rival with protests.

Opponents of the government set up tents in the ukrainian capital for a permanent protest. Opponents of the government and world boxing champion vitali klitschko also took part in the protests with his party (udar). "We will put pressure on the president, the government, and we will do everything we can to get the association agreement with the eu signed," klitschko said.

In one incident, police used tear gas against aggressive demonstrators, the militia’s press service said. According to the report, opponents of the government had set off a smoke bomb and tried to storm the government cabinet building. Observers described situation in kiev as largely peaceful.

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Discussion about police action in leipzig: gdp invites esken to attend

Discussion about police action in leipzig: gdp invites esken to attend

The police union (gdp) invited SPD leader saskia esken for a talk after she questioned the tactics of the leipzig new year’s eve operation. During the operation a police officer was attacked and seriously injured.

The gdp had reacted to esken’s doubts about the tactics with incomprehension. She now wants to inform the SPD leader about police work and violence against police officers, as it hieb in the invitation distributed on twitter. Esken accepted the offer.

Also via twitter she announced on saturday that the scheduling is ongoing. Prior to that, she had "a very good discussion" with gdp vice-chairman jorg radek and the gdp press office – on "perception and handling of emergency forces, on prevention and de-escalation of violence, on the personnel situation and equipment of the police and on parliamentary control of the executive," as she wrote.

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Hummels scores late 2:1 in czech republic

Hummels scores late 2:1 in czech republic

Thanks to mats hummels, defending champions germany are on the verge of qualifying for the 2018 world cup in russia with their seventh win in seven games.

Two months after winning the confed cup, the DFB team, led by captain thomas muller, tackled the first task of the world cup season in a 2-1 (1-0) win over the czech republic in prague without any world championship glamor. The new goal scorer timo werner (4. Minute) and hummels (88.) decided the game in front of 18 093 spectators in the eden arena. For the czech republic, berlin bundesliga professional vladimir darida scored a dream goal to equalize the score (78 minutes).). Already on monday the group victory could be fixed in the home match against norway in stuttgart.

"We definitely can’t be satisfied with the way we played. We needed a lot of luck. We had a lot of possession, but we couldn’t get behind the lines. It started well, but didn’t give us the security we needed. We made life difficult for ourselves," complained national coach joachim low.

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Sippschaft receive star of kitzingen

Sippschaft receive star of kitzingen

Court councillor walter vierrether has it and the artist theo steinbrenner likewise. We are talking about the "stern von kitzingen", which is awarded by the bavarian party (BP). On the weekend she was joined by a group that has been organizing the so-called "kitzingen meetings in the usa" for several years and calls itself "the kinship.

On saturday, in the old monastery cellar, the leader of the group, reinhard faltermeier, accepted the award on behalf of the group. He will present it at the next meeting in 2015, to men and women born in kitzingen and now living in the USA. Numerous guests of honor, among them mayor siegfried muller, city councillors and members of the state executive committee of the BP, had come to the award ceremony in the monastery cellar, where there was hardly enough room.

Uwe G. Hartmann, chairman of the BP, said the prize is awarded to people and groups who embody a sense of home and their love of their homeland: in keeping with the bavarian party’s motto "ich moch kitzi" (i like kitzi). "Kitzinger treffen in den USA" brings together people who have lived in the USA for decades and still have ties to their hometown. Most of them were women who met americans in kitzingen, got married and emigrated to the u.S. The women and men around faltermeier succeeded in locating many of these former kitzingers, which was not easy in view of the coarseness of the USA.