Jens Philippi runs a small plant nursery in Saarbrücken, and has made it policy to hire staff members with disabilities. In recognition of his work, he’s now won an award from the state of Saarland.
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.
Fifty participants under the age of 30 have been invited to the World Economic Forum in Davos this year. DW's Manuela Kasper-Claridge meets three of these young people making a difference around the world.
Authorities in France have arrested dozens of people for condoning terrorism since last week's attack on the magazine Charlie Hebdo. Among those targeted by prosecutors was controversial French comedian Dieudonne.
The European Union is the biggest donor of official development aid. It has declared 2015 to be the “European Year of Development." This will be followed with great interest in recipient countries such as Tanzania.
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