"Aachener Printen" cookies are flavored with aniseed, cloves and cinnamon - for many the quintessential taste of Christmas. The cookies are the hottest selling item at the Christmas market in Aachen.
To get to "The Pearl", a new restaurant in Brussels, diners first have to don masks and fins. Once they've dived down, they can sit down to a romantic meal for two in an airtight capsule five meters below the surface.
The Swedish make-up and hairstyling artists Eva von Bahr and Love Larson are nominated for an Academy Award for their work on the film "A Man Called Ove", which is also up for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
In 2014, the Franco-Belgian cellist Camille Thomas was nominated ‘Newcomer of the Year’ at the Victoires de la Musique aka the French Grammys. She's been going from one success to the next ever since.
In 1980 "The Tin Drum" was the first German movie to win a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, followed by “Nowhere in Africa” and “The Lives of Others.” Michael Haneke and Stefan Ruzowitzky have won Oscars too.
US President Donald Trump has made booksellers' dreams come true. North American magazines and blogs have been listing a range of must-read books, in an attempt to understand the new president's behavior.
Brass music and Bavarian lyrics: LasBrassBanda. This band from the Chiemsee region always seem to have a song on the charts. They'll celebrate their tenth anniversary with a new album and a world tour.
South African photographer Pieter Hugo shoots haunting images: of AIDS sufferers, victims of war and outsiders. These pictures, which give Africa's marginalized peoples a voice, are now on display in Wolfsburg.
How will the dawn of the new post-fact era affect upcoming elections in Germany and France? Will fake news sway the voters? Has social media changed the way we're informed -- or misinformed -- about current events?
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