Christmasworld is the largest trade fair for Christmas articles in the world. In 2012 it attracted more than 31,000 visitors and was attended by some 900 exhibitors.
German labor union Verdi is trying to hit online shopping hub Amazon right where it hurts: during its pre-Christmas sales. Despite work stoppages, Amazon continues to deny unfair practices.
The longest Stollen cake, the biggest nativity scene, the oldest market - in the run up to Christmas, Germany is gripped by the desire to break records. But do these spectacles really attract more visitors and money?
German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt was in Washington for talks ahead of the next round of negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. He tells DW about the biggest hurdles.
The elephant population in Asia and Africa is declining dramatically due to deforestation and the ivory trade. Can importing the beasts into European zoos help their preservation? The strategy remains controversial.
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