After a decades-long dispute, an EU advocate general has said that sampling is only permissible when the author approves. The legal dispute spanning more than 20 years could soon come to end and set a precedent.
The magical nanny, portrayed by Julie Andrews, first floated over London in 1964. Disney actually wanted to produce a sequel to its hit musical a year later. Now, over half a century later, Mary Poppins finally returns.
It's become a typical Christmas decoration both in Germany and in many other parts of the world. Here's how the classic German collectible became emblematic of traditional wooden yuletide decorations globally.
DW's list of German-language novels published since 1900 that have been translated into English is the first of its kind.
From beer to nudity and ridiculous grammar — we uncover the quirks and idiosyncrasies of the German culture.
Time magazine has recognized journalists, including slain Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi, as its 2018 Person of the Year. Time said it was an effort to emphasize the importance of reporters' work in a hostile world.
The French actress, previously awarded at the film festival, has a "strong connection" to the event, said its director.
"Mr. Berlinale" Dieter Kosslick will be heading the Berlin Film Festival one last time in 2019.
Films from Scandinavia, the Iberian Peninsula or the Baltic nations: The European Film Awards reflect the continent's linguistic and cultural diversity. But there are still deficits in marketing for the European "Oscar."
On December 11, the Nobel laureate and last great giant of Russian literature would have turned 100. Critic Victor Yerofeyev says despite a grave error late in life, the genius of Alexander Solzhenitsyn is eternal.
Sometimes you have do a double-take at an artwork to grasp how surreal it is. These artists have specialized in the art of illusion.
French intellectuals agree on the fact that the "yellow vest" protest movement is a symptom of society's fractures, but interpretations are divided: Is it utopian direct democracy or a dangerous populist drift?
The most influential thinker in history as the subject of comedy? "Marx in London" gives Karl Marx a gentle sendoff at the end of his bicentennial: entertainment and food for thought in equal measure.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted in the wake of the tragedies of World War II. DW spoke to Harvard Law professor Mary Ann Glendon about the origins of the declaration and where it stands today.
She launched to fame with "Dragon Rider" in 1997 and has since become one of Germany's most successful authors. In an interview with DW, star kids' author Cornelia Funke spoke about why words can be challenging.
Members of Belgium's African diaspora are critical of the newly reopened Africa Museum, saying it reinforces colonial cultural norms despite a five-year rehabilitation. Other Belgians say it's a step to reconciliation.
Though Noam Chomsky has made his name as arguably the foremost political dissident of the last half a century, his intellectual legacy is firstly as a linguist. At the age of 90, he continues to talk the talk.
Professional and amateur filmmakers submitted films in various categories again this year, vying for the renowned German Human rights film prize. The awards ceremony is on Saturday.
Love, murder and conspiracy: The story of the 16th-century Scottish Queen has retained its intrigue and appeal through the ages. "Mary Queen of Scots," a new film by Josie Rourke, adds a darker tone to Stuart's legacy.
As garment workers toil under exploitative working conditions, FEMNET works toward greater transparency in the fashion industry. Ahead of the German Sustainability Award, the NGO's director tells DW what must change.
The 10-episode show with echoes of hit Berlin gangster crime series "4 Blocks" streams on Netflix in 190 countries from December 7. The multilayered underworld drama also seeks to showcase Berlin's cultural diversity.
Twenty-four doors, 24 surprises - Advent calenders sweeten the wait for Christmas. Tracing its origins back a century, this German tradition has found its way into the hearts of children and adults around the world.
The Germans might not have invented the sauna tradition, but they have very much embraced it. Rachel Stewart finds out why the Germans just love to get naked for a communal sweat session.
Razor-sharp and funny to boot: That's the cartoonist's mission. But could those adjectives describes Germans as well? Artist Miguel Fernandez pokes fun at the stereotypes and personality traits attributed to the Germans.
The 18th century dukes created artistic landscaped gardens here; the Bauhaus masters ushered in the era of modern architecture. For visitors, that means UNESCO World Heritage sites wherever you look.
Worldwide, 1.2 billion people have traveled, more than ever before! We review 2018, a year of travel, looking at the headlines that have made us smile and reflect:
DW's web documentary shows how artists built a new life after fleeing their home country.
Highlights from the opening of the 2018 Richard Wagner Festival in Bayreuth.
More of Wagner's romantic opera, comments by the protagonists, and reactions to this new production.
DW looks at the winners and the debates surrounding the German Book Prize.
Barrie Kosky loves entertainment and great opera. He seems to have a golden touch - even triumphing at the Bayreuth Festival. We celebrate the cult director and Berliner-by-choice with a special edition of Arts.21.
Freerider Benedikt Mayr loves an adrenalin rush and films his eye-watering tricks. Also: Blackpool’s working class culture. And: Party like its the 1920s!
Romania has become a global market leader in the sex-chat industry. An estimated 200,000 Romanians are currently working as webcam models. Many see it as a demeaning way out of poverty.
Sarah Willis celebrates Christmas in Berlin with a visit to the opera Hansel and Gretel at the newly re-opened Berlin State Opera. A quick visit to the Christmas Market next door was also a must!
Sell-out concerts the world over, millions of fans online: Milky Chance and their brand of electro-folk are a global phenomenon! Here’s their incredible story.
KINO Special about 'Mr Berlinale' Dieter Kosslick, outgoing Berlin Film Festival director. A look back on 18 years of Berlinale history, unforgettable moments featuring The Rolling Stones, Shah Rukh Khan and a host of stars.
Lübeck is known as the "Christmas Town of the North".
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