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What‘s a typical souvenir in your country?

Many people take souvenirs home as a reminder of their travels. In Germany, cuckoo clocks from the Black Forest area are a popular souvenir. What’s a typical souvenir in your country? The Black Forest area in southwestern Germany is one of the most important places in Europe for clockmaking. People come ... Read full article »

Prince Philip's death evokes mixed reactions

Prince Philip leaves behind a fascinating legacy. Reactions to the news of his passing poured in from around the world, as he became the most trending hashtag. A somber mood descended on the British capital at lunchtime on Friday as the news of Prince Philip's death made the rounds. Flags were lowered ... Read full article »

Rapper DMX dies aged 50 following heart attack

The rap star DMX has passed away with members of his family by his side. The bestselling artist had a career spanning over two decades, collaborating with fellow icons such as Jay-Z and LL Cool J. The US rapper DMX, real name Earl Simmons, died, aged 50, at a New York hospital on Friday, according to ... Read full article »

Obituary: Prince Philip, backbone of the UK royal family, dies at 99

Known for his quips and his faux pas, Prince Philip was hard to overlook. But his role as consort required him to stand in the shadow of Queen Elizabeth for much of his adult life. A look back at an extraordinary life. Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh has died at the age of 99, Buckingham Palace ... Read full article »

Belarus needs more than economic aid: Vitali Alekseenok

The regime in Minsk may have quelled protests, but dissatisfaction is simmering among people in Belarus. Musician Alekseenok discusses their aspirations in a new book about his country. In the fall of 2020, conductor Vitali Alekseenok and literature Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich sat at the kitchen ... Read full article »

3,000-year-old 'lost golden city' unearthed in Egypt

The presumably largest ancient city to ever be uncovered in Egypt is considered to be the biggest archaeological discovery in the country since Tutankhamun's tomb was unearthed almost a century ago. Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of an ancient city dating back 3,000 years, which they describe ... Read full article »

Seven tips for sustainable travel

The coronavirus pandemic could help to make tourism more sustainable — but, for that to happen, each traveler has a role to play. Let us show you how your next holiday could be made more sustainable. For over a year, the travel industry has been hit by an unprecedented slowdown because of pandemic restrictions. ... Read full article »

Digital role models: Germany's influencers

Many young people in Germany love imitating the lives of their online idols, mostly because they feel they can be as successful and attractive as them. Influencers are entertainers, trendsetters, and 'billboards' rolled into one. And in Germany, they are role models for many teenagers and young ... Read full article »

Soviet-era 'Lord of the Rings' film a YouTube hit

"Khraniteli" was probably broadcast only once on Russian television. Now the 30-year-old film version of "The Lord of the Rings" is a clicks hit on YouTube. In 1991, Khraniteli (Russian for "guardians"), a television adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic The Lord of the Rings fantasy stories, ... Read full article »

Parents take stock after a year of juggling responsibilities during lockdown

During the first lockdown in spring 2020, parents' tales about balancing work and children at home went viral on social media. A year later, the situation is still tense. Especially for women. When journalist and mother Mareice Kaiser wondered on Twitter about a year ago what "parents do who are ... Read full article »

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