When Secondella opened up in Hamburg back in 1970, it was a pioneer of second-hand fashion in Germany. Today business is booming, with three boutiques in the city selling couture cast-offs to treasure-hunting, frugal fashionistas.
A political candidate's attractiveness can prove decisive in an election, a study shows. Academics in Düsseldorf found that "attractive" candidates could expect a lead of more than five percent over "uglier" rivals.
Venezuela's government wants to launch a cryptocurrency this month, but analysts are not giving it much of a chance. Named “petro,” it lacks just about everything that is needed to function as a currency.
At least seven Latin American countries have elections next year, including heavyweights Mexico and Brazil. A disillusioning year of backward steps is ending, but prospects for 2018 are not much better, says Uta Thofern.
Voting has closed in Chile's presidential runoff election that pits conservative billionaire Sebastian Pinera against center-left journalist Alejandro Guillier. Analysts say the race could go either way.
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