Visitors to our website also found religion and gun control particularly fascinating topics in 2018. We present some of our most popular articles — along with our heartfelt thanks to our readers!
A delicate subject
An old maxim has it that one shouldn't discuss religion at the dinner table. But reading about it seems to be a popular pastime, as our most-read article for 2018 shows:
An ongoing debate
Few topics in the US are more hotly debated than the issue of gun control. And many people across the world seem to have been stirred by this action by American school students:
Time for a change — or change for a time?
A very different debate gripped the European Union in 2018 — and no, it wasn't Brexit this time:
But such haste is not really Brussels' thing, as this follow-up article shows:
EU needs more time before ending clock changes
And meanwhile in Germany ...
The perennial favorite
Our intrepid reporter Chase Winter delved into the innermost recesses of the human psyche with this one:
No, not alive and well and living in ...
DW's Jefferson Chase reported on dental evidence of Hitler's certain death in 1945:
Too good to be true
One article about the heavy-metal Wacken festival generated huge amounts of reader interest:
— only to turn out not to be (quite) true: