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?
Since the economic crisis, survival on Manhattan's Upper East Side has become even harder for the poor. Soup kitchens with free meals provide some small relief. But political support for these initiatives is fading.
The US attorney general has called for a federal autopsy of the body of Michael Brown. Eric Holder’s request comes after another long night during which riot police quelled protests with heavy weapons and armored cars.
More than two weeks after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, St. Louis is mourning the young black teenager. Taking steps to end racism in the US is also in the interest of white people, says DW's Miodrag Soric.
Angela Merkel and Mariano Rajoy have struck a positive note after meetings in Santiago de Compostela. Merkel and Rajoy walked a stretch of the Way of St. James, as Spain starts its own long road to economic recovery.
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