Revolutionary: Porsche Taycan

Revolutionary: Porsche Taycan

Taycan is Porsche's first all-electric production sports car. Nicknamed the Turbo S, it boasts an impressive 560 kW and 1050 Nm of torque. It goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds and top speed is limited to 260 km/h.
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Germany: Living with antisemitism

Berlin has a large and thriving Jewish community. But many Jews in the German capital are concerned about the recent rise in antisemitism, including the recent synagogue attack in Halle.
Lithuania battles cybercrime

Lithuania battles cybercrime

A group of Lithuanian volunteers called the "elves" have teamed up to fight fake news and other disinformation spread by Russian cyber-trolls.
Turkey: the garbage-truck library

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Some garbagemen in Ankara were upset about people throwing away books, so they started putting them aside -- and now they've set up their own library.
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em

The small town of Gunzburg in southern Germany has set up its own online marketplace, with around 50 retailers. The initiative is a response to changes in consumer habits and the seemingly overwhelming competition from internet giants like Amazon.
Secure alternatives to Google & Co.

Secure alternatives to Google & Co.

Google, Whatsapp, Gmail. Most of us use these services every day, despite privacy issues. Collaboration platforms such as Wire and email service provider Posteo offer secure alternatives. Do they stand a chance?
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If you can't beat 'em, join 'em

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Present it: Toyota C-HR

Present it: Toyota C-HR

After 3 years on the road, the Toyota C-HR, short for Coupe-High-Rider, has had a facelift. Its distinctive angular design language seems to have found its fans, and its 1st generation rapidly became a bestseller.
Examine it: 2019 Land Rover Experience Tour

Examine it: 2019 Land Rover Experience Tour

Untamed wilderness, unforgettable good times and lots of challenges: that was the 2019 Land Rover Experience Tour. This year's off-road tour started in Namibia and finished in the Kavango Zambezi Park, the world's largest cross-border nature reserve.
Test it: Mazda 3

Test it: Mazda 3

The 4th generation of the Mazda 3 stays true to the plain but stylish Kodo design language. It's coming to showrooms with a choice of a 2-liter gasoline engine or a 1.8-liter diesel. A mild hybrid system is standard for both.
Inside it: Audi e-tron Sportback

Inside it: Audi e-tron Sportback

The e-Tron, presented in late 2018, was Audi's first all-electric-powered vehicle. Now, Audi has rolled out a 2nd electric model: another SUV, but with coupe body contours. A 300-kW output gives the e-tron Sportback a range of up to 446 kilometers.
Examine it: the 2019 Essen Motor Show

Examine it: the 2019 Essen Motor Show

Essen's fairground halls welcomed auto tuning fans for the 2019 edition of the annual Essen Motor Show - the 52nd. More than 500 exhibitors and over 300,000 fair-goers took the opportunity to exchange ideas on the latest car customization trends.
Chile: More Slums in the Cities

Chile: More Slums in the Cities

In Chile, protesters are demanding better social services and President Sebastian Pinera's resignation. Millions find it difficult to make ends meet, and many are forced to live in makeshift camps and shanty towns. DW's Nicole Frohlich reports fro...
Georgia: Drumming for Reform

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Critics say the current system favors the ruling Georgian Dream party. A first wave of protests in the summer saw 200 demonstrators injured. DW's Emily Sherwin met one of them - a young activist who has become one of the faces of the protest movem...
Germany: The Nazis in my Family

Germany: The Nazis in my Family

Eighty years after the beginning of World War II, a new generation of Germans is facing the reality of what their relatives did during the Nazi era. Some young people are the first members of their families to talk openly about the feeling of shame.
China: Studying instead of Playing

China: Studying instead of Playing

For many Chinese children, time spent in school is just part of their learning. That and after-school activities and extra tuition may well add up to 12 hours. That leaves little time to play and relax.
Reporter - Haute couture on Colombia's mean streets

Reporter - Haute couture on Colombia's mean streets

The fashion designer Diamantina Arcoiris knowingly relocated her studio to Santa Fe, one of the most dangerous districts of Bogota. Crack, glue and alcohol abound; prostitution is rife. She gives them a chance to embroider her dresses and strut th...
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France: Militant vegans

France: Militant vegans

Attacks on butcher shops, restaurants, and cheese shops are increasing - especially in France where food is a culture in and of itself. Radical vegans are behind the acts of vandalism.
Nepal: Hydropower for villages

Nepal: Hydropower for villages

More than a fourth of Nepal's population has no access to electricity. Many villages use hydropower plants to generate energy. NGOs and the government support the projects. The goal is to provide remote areas with sustainable energy.
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France's Moulin Rouge Lives from its Myths

France's Moulin Rouge Lives from its Myths

The Moulin Rouge in Paris became notorious for its provocative can-can dance. One-hundred and thirty years on, it still attracts visitors in search of glitz and glamour.
Over 100 Bombings Rock Sweden

Over 100 Bombings Rock Sweden

There have been more than 100 bombings in Sweden this year - more than twice as many as in 2018. Experts blame the violence on feuding criminal gangs. And the police seem powerless to act.
Uzbek Grandma Turns DJ in Moscow

Uzbek Grandma Turns DJ in Moscow

A teacher from Uzbekistan had been cleaning for years in Moscow when she stumbled onto the club scene. Although there's increasing xenophobia in Russia, she's respected despite her ethnicity, age, and career as a cleaner.
Test it: Mercedes G 500

Test it: Mercedes G 500

The Mercedes G Class has survived for 40 years. Now, this cross-country vehicle has been thoroughly re-worked. The design language, with round headlights and fender-mounted turn signals, has not changed. But the interior and ride quality have.
Examine it: the 2019 LA Auto Show

Examine it: the 2019 LA Auto Show

The LA Auto Show is just over. And E-mobility is the tinsel-town topic. Not even the land of V8 engines and pickups can afford to ignore it. For carmakers exhibiting at the year's last major auto fair, it's a balancing act between present and future.