Category Archives: Culture

The ‘Markle sparkle’: Why Prince Harry’s fiancée reminds people of Princess Diana

Who exactly is Meghan Markle, the 36-year-old fiancée of Prince Harry? With one month to go until the wedding of the year, a new biography on the American actress-cum-future princess’s life hits the bookshelves. Continue reading

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G20 Hamburg: Coldplay, Shakira call on world leaders to act at Global Citizen Festival

Alongside the G20 summit in Hamburg, musicians and other speakers joined more than 10,000 fans to push world leaders to end extreme poverty. The Global Citizen Festival aims to bring a new energy and address inequality. Continue reading

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Author Fiston Mwanza Mujila: ‘Europe has the wrong idea about Africa’

Congolese writer Fiston Mwanza Mujila speaks six languages and lives across two continents. On July 6, he will be honored with the German International Literature Prize. He spoke with DW about his life and work. Continue reading

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5 German traditions listed as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage

Across the world, UNESCO’s Cultural Heritage list not only aims to protect monuments and buildings, but also customs and traditions. The latter end up on the so-called Intangible Cultural Heritage list. Continue reading

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Opinion: Trump’s tweet is repulsive, NRA video is chilling

The outrage over President Trump tweeting a mock video that shows him attacking CNN is largely misplaced. Much more troubling for the deeply divided country is another recent video. Continue reading

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‘Pictures make politics’: How Helmut Kohl staged himself

There are countless images of Helmut Kohl. But what overall picture did they produce? How was Kohl seen? What did he do to cultivate an image? Photo expert Klaus Honnef says Kohl was a master self-image manipulator. Continue reading

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What’s your idea of a great adventure? Tell us!

In our series "What a Thrill!" we’ll visit some of Europe’s top theme parks and present some attractions that are sure to get your blood pumping!  But we’d also like to find out your idea of a great adventure!  Continue reading

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Pirates, knights and pugs: unusual events to discover in Germany

You know all about the top German music festivals and art shows fairs this summer? Let us add a few events to your list, from stallions to fireworks and ocean liners! Continue reading

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How art paints the way in Libya

Two years ago, the 19-year-old Libyan artist Takwa Barnosa founded an art foundation in her traumatized homeland. She explains to DW what she seeks to achieve with it. Continue reading

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Berlin 24/7: Alternative living in Berlin

Whether it’s up in the air, in a construction container or on the water, Berliners are inventive when it comes to alternative – and affordable – living. People can learn from that, says columnist Gero Schliess. Continue reading

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