A cross-border exchange program allows elementary school teachers from Germany and France to trade places for four years. It means children are taught by native speakers and can get acquainted with a different culture.
The restoration of Timbuktu's 15th-century Sidi Yahya mosque, destroyed by jihadists in 2012, sends a signal that Mali won't allow its equilibrium to change permanently, a Mali researcher told DW.
The Paralympics are set to be hosted by a South American country for the first time. Advocates for the rights of the physically challenged in Brazil are hoping they help bring about social change.
Entrepreneurs from the technology sector dominate this year's list of the richest Chinese, compiled by Forbes magazine. And no one is quite as affluent as the founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba.
Greece's new leader, Alexis Tsipras, is expected to name his government ministers later in the day. The euro, which hit an 11-year low against the dollar after the vote, recovered somewhat in early trading on Tuesday.
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