Marc Schnittger builds life-sized puppets out of leather, latex, aluminum and wood in his studio in the northern German city of Kiel. He's also performed all over Europe and won numerous prizes. We got acquainted with an unusual puppet master.
Liviu Dragnea, head of Romania's ruling Social Democrats and parliamentary president, has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison. This is the end of the road for the corrupt politician, says Robert Schwartz.
The mural that appeared in Rome shortly after Italy's elections has become reality: Populists from across the spectrum are embracing each other. Italy is facing a very uncertain future, DW's Bernd Riegert writes.
For some, Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros is the soul of generosity. For others, he's the devil in disguise. In any case, the octogenarian emigre to the US is one of the world's most controversial figures.
Indonesia's top anti-graft agent, half-blinded in an acid attack, has returned to work, telling colleagues to "stay brave." In a parallel gesture, President Joko Widodo has paid for a prized Danish-gifted Metallica LP.
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