Since they‘ve been playing soccer, Leroy and Oliver have nearly kicked their habit. All the players on their team have an addiction of some sort. Sports therapist Andreas Twisselmann started the team as part of a youth project in Hamburg.
The Star Wars films have a cult following all over the world. But the force seems to be especially strong in Russia. In Moscow, Jedi hopefuls are honing their skills at the world's first lightsaber fighting school.
Philipp Winkler lends a voice to the kind of men who ordinarily only throw punches. His debut novel deals with hooliganism. Winkler looks deep into the psyche of misfit men who are always ready to pick a fight.
The International AIDS Conference has warned that advances in fighting the spread of the HIV virus must not be undermined. Stigmatizing those who have contracted the virus is dangerous and wrong, says Astrid Prange.
Former heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko has spoken out against doping in professional sport. In a DW interview, the Ukrainian also discussed Ukrainian-Russian relations and the dangers of stereotyping.
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