December 6 is St. Nicholas Day. In Germany, children polish their boots and put them outside, in the hopes that Nicholas will leave them a treat. Where does this tradition come from and how does St. Nicholas differ from Santa Claus?
With fewer foreign troops in-country and a resurgent insurgency, many Afghans fear a tough year ahead. DW speaks to Nicholas Haysom, the top UN envoy in Afghanistan, about the challenges facing the new government.
Germany is becoming increasingly popular with tourists from abroad, with art and music events topping their reasons to come. Here's why you should also consider a trip to Germany in 2015.
The head of the Roman Catholic Church has called on people of all religions to come together to end slavery and human trafficking. The pope also called for an end to armed conflicts.
The Swiss ski resort of St. Moritz claims to have invented winter tourism. According to legend, it all started with a strange bet between a hotel owner and his guests 150 years ago.
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