In Hamburg's Altona district, residents regularly hold a market to sell products they've made themselves. However making money is not their primary goal. The market was instigated to help people get to know their neighbors in a pleasant atmosphere.
Many emerging market currencies have plummeted in recent days, especially the ruble, amid expectations of an interest rate hike in the US. DW examines the reasons behind the plunge and the countries affected.
German Christmas markets have become an international hit in England, the United States and even in Japan. But nowhere is the choice of gingerbread, incense burners and mulled wine greater than in Germany.
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.
Berlin Food Week just kicked off, offering visitors cooking demonstrations, lectures and food markets. It's proof of Berlin's food craze and the fact that its culinary scene is catching up with the rest of the world.
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