If you work hard, it’ll pay off. Is that really true? In many countries, income inequality is growing. While movie stars and top bank executives are paid millions, back-breaking work is often poorly remunerated.
South Korea's pop industry has been shaken by a scandal involving sex videos and prostitution, tarnishing the reputations of some of the nation's top stars and questioning the way South Koreans see women.
Germany was long a leader on climate protection, but in recent years has slipped in its efforts to combat carbon emissions. These days, the government is finding it tough to even unite on a climate protection law.
Jiang Hui, whose mother was on the missing flight, tells DW that regardless of whether the world is concerned or not, the families of those on board won't give up their efforts to continue the search for their relatives.
The latest figures from the Human Development Index reveal people are living longer and have greater access to education than ever before. But despite big leaps forward, there are still vast gaps between rich and poor.
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