London, the "Big Smoke," is the capital of the United Kingdom and the second largest city in Europe. From Brixton to Big Ben and Bethnal Green to Heathrow, there is always something brewing in the "Great Wen."
Samuel Johnson is quoted too often for writing that "when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life," but the truth is that the British capital exhausts several million men and women - workers, tourists and the unemployed alike - on a daily basis. The city's comprehensive Underground moves 1.3 billion passengers per year over 402 kilometers of track, for just one metric of London's massiveness. And the 8.5 million people who call greater London home always have something to complain about – except having nothing to do.
British Prime Minister Theresa May had been under pressure for months to reveal her plan for the UK's departure from the European Union. This week, in a speech in London, she gave her answer. Britain, she said, wants to negotiate a "clean" break with its European partners while keeping the "freest possible trade" with them all. From London Stephen Beard reports.
The Swiss resort of Davos is once again playing host to the rich and the powerful this week. As proceedings opened on Tuesday, Theresa May was giving her Brexit speech in London. How has this been received before her arrival in Davos on Thursday? Emma Wallis spoke to DW's business correspondent Andreas Becker on Wednesday to find out.