Ieva Eglite was just 22 years old when she started to make soap on her own kitchen stove. Fourteen years later, her cosmetics company "Stenders" has branches all over the world.
A German man and his Russian acquaintance wanted to express their mutual affection in a risky location. But police in Latvia were less than amused when they found them on a street corner in the capital's old town.
27 years after regaining independence, Latvia is to start publishing online, files of former agents who worked for the KGB, the Soviet secret police. The agents were informants, mostly ordinary people, who secretly snooped on their fellow countrymen and women. But some fear that publishing the previously confidential KGB files will cause a rift between Latvians. From Riga, Ģederts Ģelzis reports.
Latvia's ruling coalition has lost its majority, with the pro-Russia opposition party Harmony winning the most votes. Three newly formed parties also did well and a new formation for a coalition could take time.
Hollywood doesn't like Donald Trump, and the feeling is mutual. Movies have often put the relationship between Washington and the media under the microscope. Three recent films reflect that difficult relationship.
Richard Ford is a major American author – and one of the sharpest critics of President Donald Trump. His books are international bestsellers. His first great success came in 1986 with the novel "The Sportswriter".
January 11 marks International Thank You Day. From ABBA to ZZ Top, we look at the best songs expressing gratitude and revisit the most common ways to say "danke schön" in German.
Bulgaria's second city has been inaugurated as European Capital of Culture 2019, an honor it shares with the Italian city of Matera. Under the motto "Together," Plovdiv kicks off a yearlong celebration of culture.
If you want to take pictures with your smartphone and quickly share beautiful photos, you need effective tools for image editing. DW Digital is testing the most popular apps. This week: "Cupslice Photo Editor".
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