There are 21,000 midwives in Germany, but the profession is under threat due to rapidly increasing insurance costs. One young German mother is determined to rescue her country's midwives.
A woman in the Netherlands spent 10 years growing her meter-long dreadlocks, but now she wants to shave them off. It's not a fashion statement - it's to raise money to fight cancer. (14.05.2014)
A young German cyclist repairs used bikes and ships them to African countries. There, they're not just a way to get some exercise, but can be an essential means of transportation for small business owners. (06.05.2014)
Paul, a 25-year-old product designer, was bothered by all the deposit bottles he saw being thrown away, so he came up with a brilliant idea that's been catching on, not only in Cologne, but across Germany. (30.04.2014)
Petition platform Change.org has grown to become a powerful tool for social activism and citizen participation in global issues. One petition gaining traction urges politicians to rescue the missing girls in Nigeria.
Google has started a massive new political campaign protesting a bill in the German parliament proposing copyright restrictions. Publishers supporting the bill have called the campaign "nasty propaganda."
Debate is heating up on net neutrality - whether Internet providers can discriminate against certain content in a bid for profits. That question is a central point on this week's agenda in the German parliament.
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