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Monk parakeets from South America are multiplying in Madrid and endangering Spain's native birds. Bird conservationists and the city of Madrid want to take drastic measures to tackle the green parakeets.
Transport strikes in France have reached week six, and they're now the longest in the country's history. The strikes have been especially hard for Parisians, but the protesters have shown no signs of relenting.
In Austria, plans are underway to build the largest glacier ski resort in the world. The project would require massive alterations to the environment. The proposed removal of a mountain peak has caused an uproar.
DW viewer Svitlana Seliverstova from the Ukraine went to Venice with her son. The trip was his gift to her for Mother's Day.
Globetrotter Steve Hanisch visits Cali in Colombia and tries dancing the Salsa.
Nearly all films have this disclaimer: "This is a work of fiction. any similarities to persons living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental." You've seen it many times, but you've probably never considered why it was there. Cheddar expl...
Semyon Semyonov is eleven years old, and is already an accomplished ballet dancer. Semyon has been chosen to dance a solo in "The Nutcracker" at the Mariinsky Theatre in Vladivostok. He also studies ballet at a prestigious academy in the city.
Gdansk mayor Pawel Adamowicz was assassinated in January 2019. Some claim that hate speech helped to create the conditions in which the murder took place. Now, Adamowicz's widow, a new European MP, is fighting against hatred and violence.
DW viewer Rainer Gottlinger took a cruise down China's longest river, the Yangtze. He captured the highlights like the Three Gorges Dam and natural surroundings on video.
DW viewer Geovanna shows you around San Jose, Costa Rica's capital, from the cathedral to the market. She also takes you to see stunning flora and fauna at La Paz Waterfall Gardens.
Freezing and charming at the same time: a journey through northern Norway. Globetrotter Steve Hanisch explores the Lofoten islands, including isolated Fjords, fishing villages and the world's best cinnamon buns.
The German town Rostock made headlines in 1992 following racist riots. Now many residents hope that their newly elected Danish mayor will inspire progress, modernize the city, and encourage economic advancement.
The Beethoven House was founded in 1889, and includes a museum and memorial site devoted to Bonn's most famous son. A new permanent exhibition shows what Beethoven was like as a person, as well as an artist.
Vienna is famous for its food -- including Wiener Schnitzel and Sachertorte. We talk to a chef and a pastry chef to find out what makes these dishes so special.
Nobuntu Ma-awu shares her story about her HIV status and how the births of her two children led her to help others with non-profit organisation mothers2mothers which received a large donation from British Airways's charity initiative.
A group of Lithuanian volunteers called the "elves" have teamed up to fight fake news and other disinformation spread by Russian cyber-trolls.
Berlin has a large and thriving Jewish community. But many Jews in the German capital are concerned about the recent rise in antisemitism, including the recent synagogue attack in Halle.
Some garbagemen in Ankara were upset about people throwing away books, so they started putting them aside -- and now they've set up their own library.
Attacks on butcher shops, restaurants, and cheese shops are increasing - especially in France where food is a culture in and of itself. Radical vegans are behind the acts of vandalism.
The Moulin Rouge in Paris became notorious for its provocative can-can dance. One-hundred and thirty years on, it still attracts visitors in search of glitz and glamour.
There have been more than 100 bombings in Sweden this year - more than twice as many as in 2018. Experts blame the violence on feuding criminal gangs. And the police seem powerless to act.
A teacher from Uzbekistan had been cleaning for years in Moscow when she stumbled onto the club scene. Although there's increasing xenophobia in Russia, she's respected despite her ethnicity, age, and career as a cleaner.
Cell towers disguised as trees are sprouting up all across America. And for the most part, they stand out like well, a cell tower. And with concealment costs at an average of over $100,000 per tower it begs the question...WHY?!
In a camp at the border between Bosnia and EU member Croatia, refugees are currently living in catastrophic conditions. Local authorities refuse to deal with the situation and demand that new camps be set up in other parts of the country.
Just outside Berlin, the remains of thousands of soldiers who fell in the Second World War are buried. The "Association for the Recovery of the Fallen in Eastern Europe" searches for the dead and has made a surprising discovery--74 years after the...
The biggest diamond in the world was mined in Cullinan, and those who live there won't let you forget it.
Flooding in Venice has heavily damaged St. Mark's Basilica and several palaces. Local residents are upset that a hugely-expensive flood-control system that was begun 17 years ago is still not complete.
For nearly 30 years, a former baker has studied the night sky over his home town of Diyarbakir. He managed to prove that Galileo's calculations on the moon's orbit were wrong.
German authorities have cut down on asylum permits for refugees who've been housed at churches and monasteries. In 2016, 80 percent got permits; 2019 it was just 1.4 percent. We'll talk to some refugees who are staying at a monastery in Bavaria.
TV Dinners have a surprising beginning, and dominated American markets as soon as they became available. But are we falling out of love with them as a country?
There's a lot to do and see in the Jacaranda City, but here are some of the best parts to do in a day - from Freedom Park to Menlyn Maine.
Our viewer Ludwig Yorck took a study trip to the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico, where he visited the famed Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza.
From the famed Marienplatz tothe Royal Residence, this group of U.S. tourists visited Munich's highlights. They're traveling with Road Scholar, a non-profit organization that imparts education through travel.
From modern art to traditional customs: Here's a summary of everything you ought to know about Munich.
Two sisters show us around their hometown Zipaquira, which is world-famous for the wonders its salt mines harbor.
The acclaimed bass-baritone Bryn Terfel is joined at the iconic Sydney Opera House by his wife, harpist Hannah Stone to perform great classics, from Wagner to Broadway.
Dubai has welcomed some of the biggest names in the music business in 2019, from Jamiroquai to Fatboy Slim to Phantom of the Opera, illustrating the emirates eclectic music scene.
"The Virgin of the Rocks" was once displayed in a church in Milan that has since been destroyed.
DW viewer Seth Umbenhauer made an impressive video of his hiking trip through Norway, complete with fjords, mountains and waterfalls.
American Andrew Roth leads you to the west coast of the USA. In his home city of San Francisco, he shows popular tourist attractions from the Golden State Bridge to Chinatown.
Many in France are worried about the political climate in their country. Following the death of Jean-Mathieu Michel, mayors are resigning due to the aggression and violence they're experiencing.
A program called 'Teachers for Russia' is designed to attract young academics to rural areas, otherwise many schools will have to close. This would leave school kids without teachers or prospects.
Kosovo wants to reintegrate and hold trials for its citizens who were IS members upon their return from camps in Syria. Since the Syrian offensive, the discussion about this approach to IS members has been reignited.
Kung fu references crop up a lot in black culture - Jim Kelly in Enter the Dragon, Wesley Snipes' Blade films and hip-hop artists like Wu-Tang Clan.
Marco, a retired university professor, takes us to some of his favorite places: the ornate church of Sao Francisco de Assis, the old-town district, the market place, a historic train station, and the local parks.
Spitsbergen lies halfway between Norway's mainland and the North Pole. The largest settlement on the archipelago is Longyearbyen. Nicole Frolich visits the northernmost town in Europe.
Ligia Mariaca shows us the most interesting spots in her Andean city, which lies over 3,500 meters above sea level. And she reveals a trick to help gasping tourists catch their breath.