Because Paris is very loud City Hall has hired 40 "Pierrots de la Nuit" or pantomime artists to entertain Parisians on the sidewalks of their city while not raising the sound level. We met up with two of them in the district of Marais.
The family home of US civil rights activist Rosa Parks is to be sold off to raise money for a foundation in her name. Last year, a Berlin-based artist dismantled the house and shipped it to the German capital.
Con artists have tricked hundreds of young Nigerians into traveling to Russia thinking they'd become professional footballers. Alas, when they arrive, their hopes are dashed and they find themselves with nowhere to go.
Johannesburg's inner city is notorious – except for Maboneng. Creative artists live in this hip precinct, tourists stroll through it and the rich party here. But just a street away, abject poverty prevails.
The controversy at the German Echo music awards and the recent assault in Berlin are alarming signs of growing anti-Semitism in Germany. Different Jewish musicians tell DW how they interpret the events.
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