"Shoplifters" by Hirokazu Kore-eda has won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. A total of 21 movies were competing to win the top prize.
Millions of people around the world watched as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle married at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. From the first kiss to the wedding cake, here's how the historic wedding took place.
The countdown to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's big day is on, and depending on your views, this may be the best or worst time to be in the UK. DW's Sertan Sanderson reports on the royal wedding fever hitting London.
After confirming that her father would not be attending her wedding to Britain's Prince Harry on Saturday, US actor Meghan Markle asked Prince Charles to walk her down the aisle instead.
Around 150 items owned by Prince will go up for auction at New York's hard Rock Cafe on Friday. From glittery pantsuits to expensive guitars, there's something to make every Prince fan swoon.
A barking prize while waiting for Cannes' Palme d'Or on Saturday: The four-legged cast of Dogman, directed Matteo Garrone of Gomorrah fame, won the Palm Dog, the top award for dogs on screen.
The Star Wars universe just got bigger with the latest sci-fi spin-off that tells the story of the "most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy." Following on from Rogue One, this Han Solo biopic is a space western with bang.
A growing number of museums are celebrating a newfound connection between art and yoga, in addition to art cooking courses and even dating. But should museums serve up extra-curricula activities to attract more visitors?
Would mass-produced chicken be happier experiencing virtual reality? Would it be easier to eat worms if they looked like a meatloaf? Food Revolution 5.0, a new exhibition in Berlin, explores the future of food.
German-born transgender pop singer Kim Petras is a rising star who has been compared to Lady Gaga and garners millions of YouTube views. She spoke to DW on the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
The Munich-based German national daily newspaper, Süddeutsche Zeitung has fired a cartoonist amid accusations of anti-Semitism. It said a cartoon of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was "a mistake."
German-Iranian film composer Ramin Djawadi is behind the hit soundtracks for Game of Thrones and is currently conducting the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience during a sellout European tour. He spoke here with DW.
Musical bands with international members, plays with German and refugee actors: Culture and art projects are good for solidarity in a society, a German study finds.
All elements of a royal wedding are dictated by tradition — and perhaps none more so than the cake: A centerpiece often so ornamental that it is not served to guests. Is an organic elderflower cake a sign of change?
Chewbacca hit the red carpet at Cannes Tuesday, accompanied by Stormtroopers and other co-stars in the latest film in the Star Wars franchise, Solo: A Star Wars Story. The spin-off provides background on Han Solo.
A simple audio recording of a robotic voice saying a single word has sparked online wars. It has divided people between those who hear one word and those who hear another.
The Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons put the album Sonny Black on its blacklist for violent, misogynistic lyrics. But gangsta rapper Bushido got his day in court and the work can be sold to minors.
A study compiled data from half a million songs released over the last 30 years and found some of the winning characteristics of a successful track: Happy, danceable songs sung by women tend to be more popular nowadays.
Director Lars von Trier caused controversy at Cannes for of his new "vile" film, The House that Jack Built.
With his documentary, Wim Wenders wants to show that this man is able to change the world, he told DW.
While the integration of Arab migrants sparks ongoing debates, one thing is for sure: language-wise, Arabic is well rooted in Germany. Both English and German have many common words that stem from the language.
Researchers have deciphered two pages of Anne Frank's diary that she had pasted over with masking paper. Four jokes she considered "dirty" and a candid explanation of sex, contraception and prostitution were revealed.
An insightful observer of American culture across decades, Tom Wolfe, who died aged 88, revitalized journalism and shook up the US literary scene with an inimitable style that has inspired a generation of authors.
The Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation runs Berlin museums — and one of the world's largest collection of exhibits. The film "Berlin's Treasure Trove," co-produced by DW, rbb and Arte, explores the foundation's work.
The Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation has returned pieces of its collection to members of the Alaskan Chugach tribe. The exhibits had been acquired through looting.
Germans love a good sausage, particularly if it's covered in a reddish sauce and served with crinkly chips.
The Hamburg court's ruling said that parts of the German satirist's poem are an "attack" on the Turkish president.
There's much more to British cooking than fish 'n' chips. When celebrating the royal family, Brits are known to go all-out in the kitchen and even invent dishes to mark important occasions.
Many Americans have German ancestors, and that was thought to be the case for actress Meghan Markle, who will marry Prince Harry in May. But how certain are we that the princess-to-be's lineage leads back to Germany?
The German filmmaker told DW how her Cannes-selected homage to Swedish director Ingmar Bergman came about.
Described as Berlin's answer to Scorsese's Mean Streets, the gangster drama Familye features raw power.
Although he has been banned from filmmaking since 2010, he keeps working without the approval of Iranian authorities. The latest work of filmmaker Jafar Panahi, Three Faces, has been received enthusiastically in Cannes.
Invitations to the wedding of the year were limited to "just" 600 guests at the ceremony and included a strict dress code for members of the royal family, as well as big name celebrities from both sides of the Atlantic.
The Golden Palm has been awarded at the glamorous Cannes Film Festival since 1955. Since then, some of the world's most famous directors have won – but only one woman. Here's a look back at the highlights.
Royals: They're just people, after all. And they're even said to have a private life! Kitschy nicknames are proof of that. And despite all efforts, some of them can't be kept secret.
Few months in the year can boast as many traditional celebrations in Germany as the merry month of May.
Nena is one of the most successful German singers of all time. But what else is on her resumé? As she launches her tour of Germany, here are 10 things you probably didn't know about the pop icon behind "99 Luftballons."
Germans have been found of their folk festivals for ages. The most famous one is the Oktoberfest, but marksmen, spring and wine festivals are also popular. Are you a veteran of the beer tent? Test your knowledge now!
DW has reached the ripe old age of 65! Do you know why the first DW radio broadcast back in 1953 almost ended in disaster? Test your DW knowledge with our anniversary quiz.
DW's web documentary shows how artists built a new life after fleeing their home country.
In "Musica Maestra" Alondra de la Parra takes us on her musical journeys: on stage, backstage or during her free time.
Nowhere are suffering and death more beautiful than in opera. That's because of the music, which produces empathy.
Opera tales can be gruesome and politically incorrect. But the overall effect can be sublime and uplifting.
Subtle racism and where it comes from.
In this multimedia special, DW explores how artists around the world advocate for freedom.
DW looks at the winners and the debates surrounding the German Book Prize.
Half German, half American – choreographer John Neumeier has revolutionized ballet and led his ensemble to world fame. Meet the man who has dedicated his life to dance.
The Alpaca from the Andes is at the center of this year’s animal trend. Plus: a live show with music from Game of Thrones is touring Europe. And: the Girona flower festival turns the Spanish city into a burst of color.
British-Caribbean recording artist Marlon Roudette shares the stage with German rock band Silly. Together they perform Roudette's hit "When the Beat Drops Out" — a magical moment on Night Grooves.
A wonderful collection of orchestras - classical, jazz, female, youth, airline and musical! Sarah Willis revisits some of her favourite - and rather unusual - orchestras which she has featured on Sarah's Music so far.
She has the same manager as Britney Spears -- and she's said to be the next Lady Gaga: Kim Petras. The Cologne-born singer is known in Germany for her transsexuality; in the U-S, she's an up-and-coming pop star.
Who won the coveted Palme d'Or and which topics dominated? DW reporter Adrian Kennedy reports from the 71st Cannes Festival where Netflix, #MeToo and red carpet rules were among the hot topics.
Online tips for raising kids, ground-level lights for phone users and Saint Petersburg’s White Nights.
Check-in host Lukas Stege visits vineyards, castles and monasteries..
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