A modern artist in Florence, the Italian city famous for being the cradle of the Renaissance, is challenging accepted notions of beauty and public space.
Florence is known as the cradle of the Renaissance… its museums hold treasure troves of masterpiece paintings and sculptures. But, as Megan Williams reports, this historic city is also the birthplace of an entirely different kind of art. That of one very modern artist… who is challenging our notions of both art and who owns public space by jazzing up road signs with his own brand of stickers.
German police officers rarely reach for their guns – for a good reason. But when deadly shootings do occur, the victims are often part of an especially vulnerable group in society.
Ukrainian authorities have made further allegations of Russian incursions into the country's conflict-ridden east. It comes despite assertions by the Russian and Ukrainian presidents that the fighting needed to end.
Fighting is bound to continue despite the meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko in Minsk, says DW's Ingo Mannteufel. But there is still hope, he adds.
The Venice Film Festival opens on August 27 with a comedy, but promises plenty of hot political fare over the next 11 days. German director Fatih Akin is one of 20 directors competing for the prestigious Golden Lion.