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One person is dead and several others are seriously injured after a car drove into a crowd on a busy shopping street in Berlin. The incident took place across the street from where a truck ploughed through a Christmas market in 2016.
Between May and July 2021 Namibia suffered a devastating Covid19 wave. In those three months no fewer than eighty-two of Lorenst Kuzatjike’s parishioners in the poorest district of the Namibian capital Windhoek died of Covid-related illnesses. The Lutheran pastor was conducting funerals almost daily. Like most states on the African continent Namibia had hardly any vaccine stocks.
How to make a Christmas tree into a holiday dish, Swedish fire chef Niklas Ekstedt’s ideas born of smoke and flame in Sweden, and meals on wheels for a 5-hour tour of Copenhagen with cycling chef Morten Kryger Wulff.
Like in many Orthodox Christian countries, Russians celebrate "New Year" in the first week of January. Instead of Santa Claus, it is Father Frost who brings the presents. Russia's biggest toy store has everything to make children's eyes light up.
The holidays can be very stressful. But now an innovative engineer in Berlin is hoping her efforts can help people relax more. She's developed a map showing where the city's goats are located. And it also indicates which ones can be visited for free.
Christians around the world have been marking Christmas Day. But in many parts of Europe the celebrations have been scaled back amid a massive surge of COVID-19 cases. In Britain, thousands of people took the opportunity to get vaccinated.
As the omicron variant of the coronavirus spreads and thousands of flights are canceled, people around the world celebrate Christmas in the second year of the pandemic.
The pandemic featured prominently in German President Frank-Walther Steinmeier's annual Christmas message. He acknowledged some people were becoming increasingly frustrated but appealed to Germans to continue to respect each other.
Pope Francis has called on the faithful to look "beyond all the lights and decorations" and remember the poor. Some 2,000 people attended Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, where admission was limited due to soaring coronavirus infections in Italy.
Santa Claus, Christkind or Befana, the witch: Who brings the Christmas presents in Europe? Also: Turin, the city of nougat. And: Champagne – the secret behind the noble French sparkling wine from the Champagne region.
Santa Claus, Christkind or Befana, the witch: Every country and region in Europe believes in different characters that bring presents for Christmas.
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Whether roller-skating to church or being greeted by Donald Duck, Christmas in some countries features more than just Santa Claus, tinsel and turkey.
Belgian hospitals are bracing for omicron, with staff stretched thin and burned out. And yet they're trying to bring warmth and joy to patients spending Christmas there, as DW's Christine Mhundwa reports from Liege.
Travel plans are being disrupted around the world amid a surge in coronavirus cases, driven by the highly contagious omicron variant. Airlines in the US, Australia and other countries have canceled hundreds of flights, citing the impact of omicron infections on employees and passengers.
Rafael Gonzales has been repairing and restoring figurines of the Infant Jesus for 27 years in his shop in La Paz, Bolivia. He is the go-to restorer for sacred art in Bolivia. At Christmas in particular, devotees bring him figurines that help them hold faith and remember their loved ones.
Germans are preparing to celebrate Christmas against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic and rising inflation. As the country braces for a fifth wave of infections fueled by the highly infectious omicron variant, DW gauges the mood.
In the few months before a year ends, many countries around the world are usually in a festive mood. But are celebrations in the midst of a pandemic possible at all? We take a look in Germany and India.
'Tis the season for giving in many parts of the world — and there are myriad ideas online, even for those looking for environmentally friendly options. But how can you be sure you're not just gifting more emissions?
Brazil had made considerable progress in eradicating hunger, but the last two years have seen an increase in the number of people who do not have enough to eat. At Christmas, many rely on donations to put food on the table.
On today’s programme: we throw caution - and the Inside Europe programme format - to the wind, as we catch up with some of our far-flung correspondents for a Christmas ring -round. Expect delicious food, spontaneous bursts of song and all round festive chaos! Plus Italian porticos and Berlin musicians... lots of them!
The United Kingdom has registered 100,000 new daily coronavirus infections for the first time since the start of the pandemic. The fresh wave has dampened the Christmas spirit, but the country's health minister did give Britons a glimmer of hope.
As COVID restrictions dampen Christmas celebrations for the second year in a row, people in Spain are taking heart in a 200-year tradition – the El Gordo lottery. The top prize of 4 million euros is paid out to anyone with this year's winning number.
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