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Lifestyle & Belief

Despite court ruling, Islamic butcher in Germany faces hurdles to halal slaughter

Rüstem Altinküpe, a practicing Muslim in Germany, has operated a butcher shop in Germany since 1988. He practiced halal slaughter, the form of animal slaughter required by observant Muslims. Germany banned halal slaughter in 1995, but Altinküpe challenged the ban and won in 2002. Still, his butcher shop is idled as Germany bureaucracy throws up more barriers.

Global Scan

Welcome to Sochi?

The winter Olympics in Sochi are just three weeks away, and things are starting to fall into place — including a host of new events. Plus a new beer made from whale meal in Iceland and a bet that cost two men an ear in Siberia in today's Global Scan.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Quiz/Geo Answer

For today's Geo Quiz we go to Germany in search of a Love Parade. The industrial city lies in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and is host to this year's techno music festival. The event began as a peace demonstration back in 1989 in Berlin and is now held every year in a different German city. The answer is Dortmund.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Potsdamer Platz or Potsdam Square in Berlin, Germany. That's where the German leg of the European Poker Tour was underway this weekend. Marco Werman speaks with journalist Howard Swains.