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?
The 24-year old forward has just spent his first season at Dortmund after coming from French top-flight club St. Etienne. He's finished Bundesliga runner-up with a shot at the German Cup on May 17.
The Netherlands' version of St. Nicholas - Sinterklaas - has been getting a dressing down. The UN calls the Sinterklaas spectacle racist and wants it abolished.
With its expansionist approach in Ukraine and controversial laws at home, Russia's ties with the West are strained. Kasper König tells DW what's difficult in planning a modern art show there, and why it's so important.
Borussia Dortmund have hammered Zenit St. Petersburg 4-2 in their opening leg of the Champions League Round of 16. The Russians struggled to deal with BVB's dynamic attack, spearheaded by Robert Lewandowski.
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