A woman's handbag and its contents tell a lot about its owner. Does it serve as function, fashion or both and then some? A French sociologist decided to do some digging beneath the leather exteriors to find a whole other world.
Every country has them: bottomless pits in the economy that can't survive without subsidies, from forestry to inland navigation to coal mining. What examples of subsidized industries are there in your country?
The Australian airline Qantas says it will axe 5,000 full-time jobs as part of a restructuring in response to "tough" international competition. Qantas says its recent financial losses run into hundreds of millions.
The fate of the Bundesliga’s four representatives in the Champions League’s Round of 16 has been revealed. Reigning champions Bayern Munich will face Arsenal, while beaten 2012 finalists Borussia Dortmund drew Zenit.
Croatia's entry into the EU may come at a difficult time, but it is an important step for both sides. It should also not be the final step in the enlargement process, says DW's Verica Spasovska.
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