What will you be doing on New Years Eve? Drinking champagne, kissing a stranger, or making resolutions? DW collects some whacky things people all over the world do at midnight to make sure next year is the best yet.
The German music scene is never short of surprises, and 2013 was no exception. Highlights from the last twelve months in the world of pop and rock. (26.12.2013)
This time last year, German business leaders were quite pessimistic about the future. Now, though, there are signs that industry heads are going into the new year with confidence. (26.12.2013)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has issued an upbeat message to the German people in her annual New Year's message. The chancellor called for individuals to take a lead in achieving success for the nation.
Sudan's president Omar al-Bashir has arrived in Juba for talks with his South Sudanese counterpart Salva Kiir. Fighting in South Sudan between government forces and rebels continues as peace talks in Ethiopia stall.
When was the last time you listened to a bedtime story? The International Day of the Book would be a good time to open your ears and listen to a gripping tale - whether read from a book or told by a storyteller.
Few authors have had their works produced on stage and turned into films as often as William Shakespeare. Since the 18th century, his birth date has been April 23, but nobody knows for sure when exactly he was born.
Paul Van Haver, best known as Stromae, shot to fame after the release of his electro hit "Alors on danse" a few years ago. Not only is the young artist one of the most successful musicians in his native Belgium, he's also become a symbol for modern Belgian identity.
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Live recordings from Germany's concert scene
Ask people what German bands they've heard of, and they're likely to say Rammstein or Kraftwerk. But Germany's pop landscape is diverse with a lot to discover. DW presents concerts and portraits in this monthly podcast.
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