Germany: The far right on the rise

Germany: The far right on the rise

The right-wing populist AfD is expected to do well in upcoming elections in eastern Germany. According to recent polls, the party could get over 20 percent of the vote in the states of Brandenburg and Saxony.
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OCD - In Good Shape talks to an expert

OCD - In Good Shape talks to an expert

In Good Shape talks with Dr. Tom Bschor from Berlin's Schlosspark Clinic about obsessive-compulsive disorder. The psychiatric expert treats patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder. He explains what triggers the condition and the best available...
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Test it: Mini John Cooper Works Clubman

Test it: Mini John Cooper Works Clubman

British carmaker MINI presents the new John Cooper Works Clubman with an impressively powerful engine. The now compulsory gasoline particulate filter requires changes to engines, inspiring MINI to build their biggest powerhouse yet.
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Present it: Mercedes AMG A45 S 4Matic+

Present it: Mercedes AMG A45 S 4Matic+

Mercedes AMG presents a new super-compact-sports car, the A45. The 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine is newly developed in two versions with 285 or 310 kW outputs. We tested the more powerful one, the A45 S 4Matic+.
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Taste it: Audi Q7

Taste it: Audi Q7

Audi presents its newly facelifted Audi Q7. An impressive design with SUV-features, dynamic driving qualities and modern technology help the Q7 surpass its predecessor. The new Audi Q7 was built to excel in both comfort and performance.
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Sanctions -- pro and contra

Sanctions -- pro and contra

We discuss global trade and sanctions with Frank Sportolari, head of UPS Germany and president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany
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Gentle manipulation -- nudge theory

Gentle manipulation -- nudge theory

It can be easier to get people to do what you want not by threatening sanctions but through persuasion. Nudge theory is about influencing decision-making through positive reinforcement and indirect suggestions. It is popular in behavioral economics.
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The EU and Cambodia -- free trade at risk

The EU and Cambodia -- free trade at risk

The EU grants Least Developed Countries duty-free access to its market under the Everything But Arms scheme. Cambodia is among those nations. But the EU is concerned about human rights and democracy there and is reviewing its preferential trade st...
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What are sanctions?

What are sanctions?

Parents withhold benefits from kids to teach them a lesson; states and international bodies do the same with other states. What do such sanctions amount to and do they work?
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EU sanctions on Russia: Who gains, who loses?

EU sanctions on Russia: Who gains, who loses?

In 2014 Russia annexed Crimea. The European Union imposed trade and finance sanctions in response. They have not caused Vladimir Putin to change his ways; they have, however, hit the exports of German engineering companies and Russian farmers.
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Summer trend: Ugly sandals

Summer trend: Ugly sandals

Ugly sandals are this summer's big footwear trend. They feature chunky soles, a wide footbed and practical velcro closures. Are they beautiful or awful?
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Viewer Video from Mexico

Viewer Video from Mexico

A trip from Mexico City, to Teotihuacan and Puebla.
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A Local Shows Us Granada

A Local Shows Us Granada

Manuel Jesus Costela has invited us to Granada in Spain, to show us the most exciting attractions his hometown has to offer.
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Bolivia: Child Labor Completely Legal

Bolivia: Child Labor Completely Legal

Bolivia has the world's lowest minimum age for child labor. Children there can work legally for themselves or their families. Once they hit 12, they can work for others. It's estimated that there are around 850,000 child laborers.
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Escape from East Berlin

Escape from East Berlin

When they began building the Berlin Wall, Hartmut Richter knew he had to escape. In the 28 years that the Berlin Wall divided the city, at least 136 people were killed trying to get to West Berlin. Richter risked his life and went on to help more ...
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Mysuru aims high

Mysuru aims high

It is among the cleanest cities in India and wants to regain its title as the cleanest. Trash is sorted, and it's collected on a regular basis. The municipality operates a recycling facility. Ragpickers are recruited to join the sanitation workforce.
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Mariendonk Abbey: A dearth of nuns

Mariendonk Abbey: A dearth of nuns

Mariendonk Abbey is home to 27 nuns. Most are old. There is only one novice. The community has to support itself, but without fresh blood things are getting difficult.
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YouTuber - a dream profession?

YouTuber - a dream profession?

We meet German YouTube star Alexibexi. He is a role model for many youngsters, earning big bucks with his videos. Schoolkids dream of such a career, and the advertising industry sees there is money to be made here.
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The economics of shortages

The economics of shortages

Shortages occur in socialist planned economies and in capitalist societies. One theoretician of shortages is Janos Kornai.
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Japanese defy the patriarchy with bras for all

Japanese defy the patriarchy with bras for all

Japanese society is still largely governed by traditional assumptions. Asuka Otani is challenging those attitudes with gender neutral underwear. We meet the young entrepreneur.
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Digitalisation and the trades

Digitalisation and the trades

Electricians, bakers and other skilled tradespeople are adapting to the modern world. That means mastering lots of hi-tech. 3D printing, for example, is set to revolutionise saddle-making! Apprentices can be way ahead of their employers.
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A shortage of skilled labor

A shortage of skilled labor

The construction industry is booming in Germany. Skilled tradespeople - electricians, plumbers, plasterers and the like - are in short supply, especially in the big cities. MADE checks out a construction site.
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Who, if not us? How to save the world

Who, if not us? How to save the world

Waldemar Zeiler is the epitome of Generation Y entrepreneurship. His colleagues work when they want to and take many decisions themselves. He says change begins with business; he's brought some young movers and shakers together in Berlin.
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Venezuela's economic collapse

Venezuela's economic collapse

The country has the world's largest oil reserves but is in economic free fall and political crisis. We explore the reasons for the chaos that has caused millions of citizens to flee.
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Meaning trumps time clocks for millenials

Meaning trumps time clocks for millenials

Educated, independent-minded and determined - members of Generation Y are reshaping the world of work. For one thing, they have to explain the digital economy to aging bosses.
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Music and Freedom

Music and Freedom

At the Rheingau Musik Festival, the Bochabela String Orchestra performed "Long Way to Freedom", a programme which paid hommage to Nelson Mandela. The orchestra's musicians hail from South Africa's townships. Arts.21 went to go see them.
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Planet Berlin: Sharon Schael's street food

Planet Berlin: Sharon Schael's street food

People from some 190 nations live in the German capital. DW presents 50 of them in the book "Planet Berlin". Sharon Schael from Venezuela sells arepas, cornmeal cakes popular in her homeland, at a Berlin flea market.
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A city made of cardboard

A city made of cardboard

Cardboard boxes, tape and lots of helpers: that's all Olivier Grossetete needs to build an entire city. Aided by volunteers, the artist erected his largest work to date in the French city of Le Havre.
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A sea of flowers at Brussels' city hall

A sea of flowers at Brussels' city hall

Once every two years, florists decorate Brussels' city hall with opulent floral creations. Thirteen historical rooms of the gothic structure are covered from floor to ceiling with more than 100,000 flowers.
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The Alphorn - a piece of Swiss culture

The Alphorn - a piece of Swiss culture

The Alphorn festival in Nendaz, Switzerland features an alpine horn competition, a parade in traditional costumes, as well as concerts. The group "The Alpine Sisters" even play rock music on their horns.
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Petrolettes - For women only

Petrolettes - For women only

For women only: Bikers from around the world head to the Petrolettes festival. Held at Ferropolis, a former open-cast mine, it attracts some 500 participants. There are workshops, concerts and, naturally, bike races.
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In Humboldt's footsteps - Part 3: Respect for indigenes

In Humboldt's footsteps - Part 3: Respect for indigenes

German scientist Alexander von Humboldt was intrigued by the way of life of indigenous peoples in South America. In that spirit we visit members of the Achuar people, who live in relative isolation deep in the Amazon forest.
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It's not all bad news!

It's not all bad news!

According to a group of young Oxford University researchers, it's your own fault if you think life is getting worse. In terms of poverty, life expectancy and infant mortality, global statistics show positive improvement.
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Massai women work as rangers in Kenya

Massai women work as rangers in Kenya

Traditionally, the Maasai people's women don't hold jobs - least of all as wildlife conservationists. But now several Maasai women are being trained as park rangers in Amboseli National Park.
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A living room in Iceland

A living room in Iceland

Soffia Theodorsdottir lives in a typical Icelandic home in the south of the country. She campaigns against water in plastic bottles, and in her spare time she likes to play on her old Bluthner piano.
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Exquisite: Skoda Superb

Exquisite: Skoda Superb

Skoda has unveiled the facelift of its flagship model Superb. Next year, the sedan and station wagon will come in a newer look. In addition, they've been equipped with new assist systems, all-LED headlights and modern infotainment and connection s...
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All-electric: Jaguar I-Pace

All-electric: Jaguar I-Pace

The I-Pace is Jaguar's first all-electric vehicle and a completely independent model. Its specs are impressive: a combined system output of 294 kilowatts and maximum torque of 696 Newton meters. It can also fly from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds.
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Legendary: Toyota Supra

Legendary: Toyota Supra

Toyota brought a legend back to life with the new GR Supra. It's the fifth generation of this popular sports car. We take a look at the Supra's past, its technical origins and previous models. The two-seater comes with rear-wheel drive and a livel...
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Germany: How Children escaped the Holocaust

Germany: How Children escaped the Holocaust

Kurt Marx was allowed to flee Nazi Germany when he was 13, just months before the Second World War began. He, and 10,000 mostly Jewish children, were granted refuge in the UK.. On a recent visit to Berlin, the 94-old retraced a painful journey.
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Rare souvenirs from all over the world

Rare souvenirs from all over the world

For years, Katharina Koppenwallner has been travelling the world in search of very special souvenirs, such as lovespoons from Wales and tiger hats from China.
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Euromaxx

Euromaxx

France's Grand Est Mondial Air Ballons festival has been a summer highlight for 30 years. This year, there will be about 500 hot-air balloons and pilots from all over the world taking part.
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Euromaxx

Euromaxx

With his geometrical light projections, Joanie Lemercier propels people into another world. He's presenting one of his works at the Constellations de Metz festival in north-east France.
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In Humboldt's footsteps: Volcanic visions in Ecuador

In Humboldt's footsteps: Volcanic visions in Ecuador

When Alexander von Humboldt traveled to Ecuador, he found dozens of volcanoes. The discovery prompted him to dub the area the "Avenue of the Volcanoes," and to this day, 17 of them remain active. DW went to see them.
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Vacation video: the Grand Canyon

Vacation video: the Grand Canyon

DW viewer Timon Traub is studying geography, so he decided to visit the Grand Canyon in the US state of Arizona. He took some amazing videos as he hiked through millions of years of geological history.
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Planet Berlin: Walid Kacem's rugs

Planet Berlin: Walid Kacem's rugs

People from over 190 countries live and work in Berlin. Deutsche Welle presents 50 of them in the book "Planet Berlin". Walid Kacem from Tunisia is the founder of "Berberlin" a company that sells fair-trade rugs.
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Copenhagen tips from DW's Meggin Leigh

Copenhagen tips from DW's Meggin Leigh

Find out what you can do in Denmark's capital from DW reporter Meggin Leigh, who always gives very personal tips for the perfect weekend. This time, she's discovering Copenhagen by bike.
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Slackline acrobat Jaan Roose

Slackline acrobat Jaan Roose

Jaan Roose, aka The Crazy Estonian, is a professional slackliner. He's always looking for a way to make his daredevil stunts even more spectacular. He can even perform double black flips on the slackline.
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Asado comes to Austria

Asado comes to Austria

The South American tradition of asado is all about enjoying huge chunks of barbecued meat among family and friends. Four Austrian BBQ chefs want to make asado big in Europe too.
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