Ananya Birla has no need to work for a living. But the musician and heir to a billion-dollar business empire decided to found a bank providing microcredits - most of them offered to poor women in rural regions.
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Due to the devastating and prolonged effects of COVID-19, Asian economies are expected to end the year in negative territory for the first time since the 1960s, according to a new report by the Asian Development Bank.
Austrians are again obliged to cover their faces in indoor spaces in public after an uptick in cases. Meanwhile, in Serbia, doctors have criticized the government's response in an open letter. Follow DW for the latest.
The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide has passed 15 million, a quarter of which are in the US. Meanwhile, Germany may soon begin mandatory testing at airports for arrivals from risk countries. Follow DW for the latest.
Belarus has one of the lowest poverty rates in Europe, but economic growth is anemic due to archaic state-run industries and the ending of Russian energy subsidies. Its biggest political crisis is even more of a threat.
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