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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.
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.
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.
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.
Cell towers disguised as trees are sprouting up all across America. And for the most part, they stand out like well, a cell tower. And with concealment costs at an average of over $100,000 per tower it begs the question...WHY?!
In a camp at the border between Bosnia and EU member Croatia, refugees are currently living in catastrophic conditions. Local authorities refuse to deal with the situation and demand that new camps be set up in other parts of the country.
Just outside Berlin, the remains of thousands of soldiers who fell in the Second World War are buried. The "Association for the Recovery of the Fallen in Eastern Europe" searches for the dead and has made a surprising discovery--74 years after the...
The biggest diamond in the world was mined in Cullinan, and those who live there won't let you forget it.
Flooding in Venice has heavily damaged St. Mark's Basilica and several palaces. Local residents are upset that a hugely-expensive flood-control system that was begun 17 years ago is still not complete.
For nearly 30 years, a former baker has studied the night sky over his home town of Diyarbakir. He managed to prove that Galileo's calculations on the moon's orbit were wrong.
German authorities have cut down on asylum permits for refugees who've been housed at churches and monasteries. In 2016, 80 percent got permits; 2019 it was just 1.4 percent. We'll talk to some refugees who are staying at a monastery in Bavaria.
TV Dinners have a surprising beginning, and dominated American markets as soon as they became available. But are we falling out of love with them as a country?
There's a lot to do and see in the Jacaranda City, but here are some of the best parts to do in a day - from Freedom Park to Menlyn Maine.
Our viewer Ludwig Yorck took a study trip to the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico, where he visited the famed Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza.
From the famed Marienplatz tothe Royal Residence, this group of U.S. tourists visited Munich's highlights. They're traveling with Road Scholar, a non-profit organization that imparts education through travel.
From modern art to traditional customs: Here's a summary of everything you ought to know about Munich.
Two sisters show us around their hometown Zipaquira, which is world-famous for the wonders its salt mines harbor.
The acclaimed bass-baritone Bryn Terfel is joined at the iconic Sydney Opera House by his wife, harpist Hannah Stone to perform great classics, from Wagner to Broadway.
Dubai has welcomed some of the biggest names in the music business in 2019, from Jamiroquai to Fatboy Slim to Phantom of the Opera, illustrating the emirates eclectic music scene.
"The Virgin of the Rocks" was once displayed in a church in Milan that has since been destroyed.
DW viewer Seth Umbenhauer made an impressive video of his hiking trip through Norway, complete with fjords, mountains and waterfalls.
American Andrew Roth leads you to the west coast of the USA. In his home city of San Francisco, he shows popular tourist attractions from the Golden State Bridge to Chinatown.
Many in France are worried about the political climate in their country. Following the death of Jean-Mathieu Michel, mayors are resigning due to the aggression and violence they're experiencing.
Kosovo wants to reintegrate and hold trials for its citizens who were IS members upon their return from camps in Syria. Since the Syrian offensive, the discussion about this approach to IS members has been reignited.
A program called 'Teachers for Russia' is designed to attract young academics to rural areas, otherwise many schools will have to close. This would leave school kids without teachers or prospects.
Kung fu references crop up a lot in black culture - Jim Kelly in Enter the Dragon, Wesley Snipes' Blade films and hip-hop artists like Wu-Tang Clan.
Marco, a retired university professor, takes us to some of his favorite places: the ornate church of Sao Francisco de Assis, the old-town district, the market place, a historic train station, and the local parks.
Ligia Mariaca shows us the most interesting spots in her Andean city, which lies over 3,500 meters above sea level. And she reveals a trick to help gasping tourists catch their breath.
Spitsbergen lies halfway between Norway's mainland and the North Pole. The largest settlement on the archipelago is Longyearbyen. Nicole Frolich visits the northernmost town in Europe.
The Volklingen complex was shut down in 1986, and the site was later converted into an industrial museum. It was declared a a UNESCO World Heritage Site.in 1994.
Have you noticed that the yards of American homes have been getting a lot smaller in the last few years? It's not your imagination. Cheddar explains why lawns are shrinking across the US - and why we even have them the first place.
Berlin Wall 30th anniversary: Handshake project tries to create connections where there was division
A special art project is trying to get thousands of Berliners to shake hands to symbolise German reunification.
According to famous travel writer Patricia Schultz, these six destinations should be next on your travel bucket list before the rest of the world catches on.
“Sinfonía por el Perú” is a project created eight years ago by Tenor Juan Diego Flórez which offers free music education to disadvantaged children. Fifty of the young group traveled to Saltzburg to learn from the best. Watch the Musica programme t...
Zicherie and Bockwitz came to symbolize the division of Germany. The adjacent villages were for decades separated by the inner-German border. Although it was opened in 1989, there are still significant differences between the two hamlets.
Opposition activists keep being 'disappeared'. Some have reappeared and say they were interrogated and tortured. Their families think the government is to blame.
Spain is Europe's largest producer of oranges. But competitors on other continents sell theirs for less, so Spain's growers are under major price pressure. Some are devising ways to earn more again.
You probably think that hitchhiking is dangerous, and there's a big reason for that: Movies, law enforcement scare tactics, and more. But studies show that hitchhiking isn't actually as dangerous as it seems - and that wasn't even the main reason ...
It is big business and it is illegal and cruel. Animal rights activists want to stop it. Some go after the smugglers themselves and then call in the police to do the rest.
Synthetic drugs sprayed onto dried herbs are selling like hot cakes in Thessaloniki and other cities across the country. Some, like potpourri, are even legal, but they are extremely dangerous.
Common sentiment is that expanding the amount of space that is dedicated to bike lanes would increase congestion and automobile traffic. We take a look at some studies that indicate this may not be the case, and that expanding bike lanes may actua...
The US filmmaker is honoured at a ceremony in Lyon and takes the director's chair to remake an 1895 classic
Cult US filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola has received the prestigious Lumière Award at the Lumière festival, which ends on Sunday in Lyon.
"A poetic, plastic, generous, voyage where visitors take pleasure in seeing the works through a new lens" is how the installation creators described the new exhibit.
The Citarum river in Indonesia is the world's most polluted river. The Green Warriors team analyzed water samples, rice, children's hair, etc. and found out many toxic chemicals are endangering the lives of the 14 million Indonesians using the water.
Oxycontin. Codeine. Fentanyl. All prescription drugs to which countless patients have become addicted. How did it happen?
Beautiful shopfronts and finely crafted goods; brands like Gucci and Max Mara are seen as being the height of luxury. But, all that glitters is not gold. Animal suffering, deplorable hygiene conditions. Discoveries to make your blood boil.
It's the soft, natural fabric associated with high quality and versatility. Used to make everything from jeans and t-shirts to tarpaulins, oil and cattle feed, it powers a 37 billion euros a year industry. But is cotton really as pure as it seems?