Deutsche Welle: No More Mercy for Hamburg’s ‘Judge Merciless’: “Hamburg Mayor Ole von Beust fired the city-state’s controversial interior minister on Tuesday. He said that ‘law and order’ man Ronald Schill had threatened to publicly out Beust as a homosexual. ‘I have dismissed Mr. Schill,’ Beust told reporters. ‘I felt forced to dismiss him because Schill’s character is not suited to the office.'” [via PapaScott]