Most northern Europeans like winter, even when the mercury falls below minus 40 degrees Celsius. But in the polar regions of Norway, Finland and Sweden even running daily errands in snow and storms can be quite an adventure.
A wheelchair user in Germany has launched a campaign to help others get around more easily. Rita Ebel read a newspaper article about a town that used Lego bricks to create wheelchair ramps and started doing the same in her community near Frankfurt.
Whether it's checking off your to-do list while the rest of the world sleeps or reading a book in 15 minutes, apps and life hacks promise to make you happier and more productive. But do they work?
17-year-old Mutoni Favour lives with her two younger sisters and their uncle and aunt. Her father works as a driver, her mother died while she was still young. She loves to read novels and listen to music.
It's a beautiful world - and it keeps getting better for humanity. Really? Anyone listening to politicians or reading the news might easily get a different impression. This week's Global 3000 looks on the bright side of life.
The Rick O'Shea Book Club is Ireland's biggest book club and has members in over 100 countries. Rick talks to DW's Keith Walker about the books destined to be popular this Christmas.
They can't read or write, but they're learning to become entrepreneurs. After undergoing training at Barefoot College in India, 60 women from all over the world will return to their villages, with the skills to install and repair solar systems.
The Tamarind Tree School in Maharashtra state is designed for indigenous children who wouldn’t otherwise get an education. Students study reading and math, but also computer programming. And they learn about social justice and democracy too.
President Trump wants a border wall - so if you wanted to persuade him not to build one, there might be one way to get him to read it. Write your message on a wall. That's what one group of Germans is doing - sending an three-ton original piece of the Berlin Wall to the White House, with a message of unity. DW's Carl Nasman speaks to one of the initiators.
When Megan Spencer read her grandfather's handwritten war memoirs, she decided to retrace some of his steps. Her journey became a six-part podcast exploring family history, the intergenerational effect of wartime experience, and the culture of remembrance.
Does it make a difference if you read a good old fashioned book before going to sleep or read something on your tablet or smartphone?
The only thing that you absolutely have to know is the location of the library, Einstein once said. To mark Germany's Day of Libraries on October 24, here is a selection of our favorite German reading spaces.
Nowhere has experienced global warming like Svalbard, midway between Norway and the North Pole. Readings by a joint Franco-German research team show average temperatures have risen by 1.6 degrees in just ten years!
Germany is known as the land of poets and thinkers, but is it a land of book-lovers? Settle in — it's storytime on Meet the Germans.
Climate change and Europe's searing heatwave - The Czech prime minister survives a no-confidence vote – An unprecedented defeat for the Turkish president - Swedes swap planes for trains for their summer holidays – A migrant rescue vessel ignores Italian ban – Alcohol sales in Scotland reach record low – Greece’s scam culture – And summer picks for good books.
Wondering what to read these holidays? Keith Walker's guest runs Ireland's biggest book club, the Rick O'Shea Book Club. And with more than 25,000 members, he knows a thing or two about books. Rick goes through his summer picks for the best books.
Many people in the small southern African country of Lesotho are poor. Lots of children start working at a young age and can't attend school. Now in evening classes, they're learning reading, writing and arithmetic.
As thousands of protesters began to fill the streets of Hong Kong, lawmakers delayed the second reading of an extradition bill that critics say would allow Beijing to pursue political opponents in Hong Kong. Many protesters had kept a vigil throughout the night outside the Legislative Council.
Prevented from going to school as young girls, several elderly South Koreans have decided to fulfill their dream of learning to read and write. "The world will open up to you," one of them says, encouraging the many, many others in her age group to take the plunge.
The reading culture across the world is drastically going down. That forms the basis of our discussion on the #77Percent show, and we are focusing on why there are some people, especially on the African continent, would rather watch videos than written materials. We’ve got a great panel of experts to debate on this topic.
Human dignity, freedom, equality, democracy. "European values" often sound noble, but vague. Let’s be a bit more practical: If Europe were 100 people, what would they agree on? What divides them?
You'll read some pretty nasty news in the coming decade about cancer swallowing a record number of victims. That is unavoidable. The good news: Two in every five cases are preventable.
Whether you'd like to introduce your kids or yourself to German culture, a good place to start is with literature for children. For World Children's Day, here are a few of the country's favorites.
Thousands in the New Zealand city of Christchurch have remembered the victims of deadly shootings at local mosques two weeks ago. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called for a global effort to end violent extremism.
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