Prosecco war in Italy

Prosecco war in Italy

Traditional producers of Prosecco are being undercut by some serious competition. But they are determined to protect the integrity of their product, even if they have to resort to unusual measures.
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#InThisTogether: How to deal with cabin fever

#InThisTogether: How to deal with cabin fever

Many of us are starting to feel stir-crazy self-isolating during the coronavirus crisis. But imagine being cooped up for 1 1/2 years! Romain Charles from the European Space Agency was -- and can tell us how to really deal with cabin fever.
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Coronavirus: How to avoid conflicts in quarantine | #InThisTogether

Coronavirus: How to avoid conflicts in quarantine | #InThisTogether

In isolation with your family or partner during the corona crisis? Here are seven tips on how to get along with your loved ones (without going crazy).
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Can AI Help Find a Cure for COVID-19?

Can AI Help Find a Cure for COVID-19?

Machine-learning systems are looking for molecules that will stop the progression of COVID-19, and treat symptoms. Researchers are working with GAN technology, which is also used to make deepfakes.
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China to lift travel restrictions on Hubei province

China to lift travel restrictions on Hubei province

China has announced that travel restrictions imposed on the province at the center of the country's coronavirus outbreak are to be lifted. But residents of Wuhan, Hubei's capital, will have to wait another two weeks before they're allowed to trave...
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Spaniards endure strict curfew with stoicism

Spaniards endure strict curfew with stoicism

Spain is one of the countries worst affected by the coronavirus, and it's been under lockdown for more than a week. DW's Jan-Philipp Scholz listened to how Spanish people are coping with an exceptional situation.
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Coronavirus: Foreigners stranded in Russian airports

Coronavirus: Foreigners stranded in Russian airports

Russia has closed its borders to foreigners as part of its coronavirus restrictions. That has left hundreds of people stranded in the country's airports. DW caught up with one Russian-Ukrainian couple in Moscow who were separated by the closure.
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A guide on how to speak to your kids about the coronavirus

A guide on how to speak to your kids about the coronavirus

Not sure how to explain the coronavirus to your children? We have six tips that will probably help you.
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Cancer drug to treat COVID-19?

Cancer drug to treat COVID-19?

A Spanish pharmaceutical company thinks its anti-tumor drug could be effective against the virus. The active ingredient was originally found in the waters around the Balearic Islands.
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India to go into nationwide lockdown amid outbreak

India to go into nationwide lockdown amid outbreak

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a three-week lockdown to combat the spread of coronavirus. Beginning tonight at midnight local time, the country's 1.3 billion people will be barred from leaving their homes.
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Belgrade: Life under the dictates of the coronavirus

Belgrade: Life under the dictates of the coronavirus

Serbia has extended curfew hours to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Public transport has stopped, and most shops, cafes and restaurants have been closed. DW visited one Belgrade family that's having to get used to plenty of togetherness.
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Hungary weighs extending state of emergency

Hungary weighs extending state of emergency

In Hungary, a two-week lockdown period has just started. Many Hungarians agree that a lockdown is necessary to slow the spread of the coronavirus. But others fear these extended emergency measures could hand PM Viktor Orban too much power.
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Helping Bogota's homeless weather the pandemic

Helping Bogota's homeless weather the pandemic

Colombia's coronavirus outbreak is threatening the already precarious existence of Bogota's homeless people. Their vulnerability to contracting the virus is compounded by limited access to clean water, soap and medical attention.
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Coronavirus and the Fake News outbreak

Coronavirus and the Fake News outbreak

False information, conspiracy theories and distorted images. As coronavirus spreads, so do the fake news stories.
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South Korean volunteers help the less fortunate

South Korean volunteers help the less fortunate

The number of new COVID-19 cases in South Korea has dropped but many who are vulnerable still need help. Volunteers are reaching out to help those less fortunate and most at risk.
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The corona pandemic has catapulted many artists into financial crises

The corona pandemic has catapulted many artists into financial crises

More and more German artists are being affected by the corona pandemic. Theaters and concert halls have had to close. Perfomances have been cancelled. Theaters and performers have unexpectedly plunged into an existential crisis.
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South Korea uses internet tech to rein in coronavirus

South Korea uses internet tech to rein in coronavirus

Although it was hit hard by the coronavirus, South Korea managed to rein it in quickly without a shutdown. No one knows for sure how it was done, but making use of internet technology to track cases and travel information seems to have helped.
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Private initiatives in Spain help in COVID-19 crisis

Private initiatives in Spain help in COVID-19 crisis

Spanish hospitals are struggling to cope with a lack of personal protective equipment, like face masks. More and more private initiatives are springing up to provide doctors and nurses with homemade gloves and surgical masks.
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How Taiwan avoided a face mask panic

How Taiwan avoided a face mask panic

Taiwan will donate 10 million masks to countries hit the hardest by the coronavirus pandemic, after finding ways to successfully manage a looming shortage of face masks for its medical staff and ordinary citizens alike. So how did the country do i...
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Taiwan's effective coronavirus response

Taiwan's effective coronavirus response

COVID-19 is spreading rapidly in the US and Europe, while Taiwan has been able to contain the virus quickly. Since the SARS epidemic in 2003, the country has been preparing for the outbreak of a new virus. The immense effort and stringent measures...
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Vaccine development: A race against time

Vaccine development: A race against time

Scientists around the world are searching for a vaccine that can help in the fight against COVID-19. They are also looking at pathogens that caused past epidemics - like the Ebola virus which was first identified in 1976.
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TUI seeks aid amid coronavirus woes

TUI seeks aid amid coronavirus woes

TUI, the world's biggest tour operator, has secured EUR1.8 billion ($2. billion) in government aid as its business is ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Small businesses in Germany apply for coronavirus lockdown aid

Small businesses in Germany apply for coronavirus lockdown aid

Government economists in Germany say the coronavirus will lead to an 'inevitable' recession. Lawmakers passed a EUR750-billion relief package to ease the pain. Small-business owners are applying for help, but getting through isn't always easy.
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Covid-19: Spaniards fear for relatives in nursing homes

Covid-19: Spaniards fear for relatives in nursing homes

In Spain, nursing homes have been overwhelmed by coronavirus infections and deaths. Banned from visiting, relatives are fearful for their loved ones. DW correspondent Jan-Philipp Scholz has this report from Seville.
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Kenyan police criticized for curfew enforcement

Kenyan police criticized for curfew enforcement

In Kenya, people have to get used to some stringent restrictions on daily life due to the coronavirus outbreak. The government has brought in an evening curfew, but there's been criticism of the way the police have been enforcing it.
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Coronavirus threatens livelihoods in Bamberg

Coronavirus threatens livelihoods in Bamberg

The picturesque northern Bavarian town of Bamberg is a popular tourist destination. But visitors have stayed away since the coronavirus pandemic began. Traditional hotels and restaurants are now struggling to survive and hoping for government aid.
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India: Education for indigenous children

India: Education for indigenous children

The Tamarind Tree School in Maharashtra state is designed for indigenous children who wouldn't otherwise get an education. Students study reading and math, but also computer programming. And they learn about social justice and democracy too.
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Vorsicht Virus! Corona in Deutschland

Vorsicht Virus! Corona in Deutschland

Schulen und Kitas dicht, Kneipen und Museen ebenso - wer kann, arbeitet vom Homeoffice aus: In Deutschland steht das offentliche Leben still. Das ist notwendig, um uns alle zu schutzen. Doch manchen geht die Zwangspause schon jetzt an die Existenz.
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US ramps up coronavirus response, belatedly critics say

US ramps up coronavirus response, belatedly critics say

President Trump has signed a $100 billion relief package aimed at helping people cope with the disruptions caused by the coronavirus outbreak, but many Americans say the government has not acted quickly enough. DW's Oliver Sallet met with one of t...
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Coronavirus empties out Berlin's public spaces

Coronavirus empties out Berlin's public spaces

The coronavirus pandemic is throttling social and cultural life in Germany's public spaces. Chancellor Angela Merkel's message to the nation to reduce travel, stay at home and keep social distance is also being heeded in Berlin.
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Fear of coronavirus outbreak at Greek migrant camp grows

Fear of coronavirus outbreak at Greek migrant camp grows

The first confirmed coronavirus case on the Greek island of Lesbos has sparked fears that the infection could reach the island's notorious Moria camp, where migrants live in squalor with little medical care. Now they're more at risk than ever before.
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The fight against coronavirus

The fight against coronavirus

A global threat calls for a global response. Scientists around the world are hard at work on a vaccine against coronavirus, and in Berlin, physicists are investigating how to reduce the spread of the respiratory disease.
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Colombia: Indigenous communities forge the future

Colombia: Indigenous communities forge the future

Colombia's Misak people want to protect the traditions of their ancestors. An indigenous university focuses on traditional values and spirituality as a protection against outside threats, from large-scale agriculture to drug cartels.
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Kenya: Global Living Room

Kenya: Global Living Room

This week's Global Living Room comes from Kenya, where we visit a mother-of-four and her dog Abby.
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Global Snack: Iceland - soup in a bread bowl

Global Snack: Iceland - soup in a bread bowl

Iceland may be beautiful but the weather is, well, bracing. Locals and tourists agree that there's no better a winter warmer than hearty soup, the specialty at Svarta Kaffid in central Reykjavik. And it comes in a bread bowl!
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Save the insects!

Save the insects!

In Morocco, researchers are helping local farmers protect insect populations and boost their yields. The project called Farming with Alternative Pollinators encourages farmers to grow a variety of insect-attracting plants alongside their main crop.
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Italy: Home schooling

Italy: Home schooling

Italy has shut all universities and schools until early April. This has created problems for parents. They now have to supervise their children, rather than go to work.
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Russia: Crusade against the virus

Russia: Crusade against the virus

Cossacks are trying to combat the Coronavirus - with folk remedies and holy water. And the authorities are allowing them.
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Challenge: For the Family - Compact SUVs

Challenge: For the Family - Compact SUVs

The SUV is undergoing a transformation. It's going electric, the four-wheel drive is on the way out and it's even getting smaller. So small in fact that even the Polo and Twingo are feeling the heat.
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Green Mobility: Saving the World

Green Mobility: Saving the World

Can scientists from RWTH Aachen University reinvent the world of mobility? Why are the professors there trying their hand at business? And can Professor Schuh's electric cars really save the world?
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Beyond Belief: The New Audi RSQ3

Beyond Belief: The New Audi RSQ3

The RSQ3 is Audi's sportiest compact SUV. Five cylinders, a turbocharger and 400 PS under the hood. There's nothing like it on earth. Some of this test is beyond belief, even!
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Globalization: What now?

Globalization: What now?

Coronavirus has been made worse by globalization. So what's to come? Deglobalization, and a return to thinking local? Or increased globalization as we develop more efficient means of communicating remotely?
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Sami village wins in Swedish court

Sami village wins in Swedish court

In a historic first, a Swedish court has upheld the territorial rights of a Sami village. But the battle over access, hunting rights, and natural resources on their land is only just beginning.
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Belarus: The men who killed my father

Belarus: The men who killed my father

20 years after her father disappeared in Minsk, Elena Zakharenko meets one of the killers, Yuri Garavsky, a member of a death-squad that kidnapped and murdered her father, a prominent critic of the Belarus government.
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Descendants of German Jews disappointed

Descendants of German Jews disappointed

The German constitution guarantees citizenship to the descendants of Jews who fled the Nazis. But because the laws on the matter are surprisingly convoluted, the citizenship claims of many people are denied.
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Brown bear alert in Transylvania

Brown bear alert in Transylvania

Some Romanian politicians are demanding an end to the ban on hunting brown bears. There've been several fatal attacks on people over the past few months. But animal-rights activists say the hunting ban should stay in place and say the victims reac...
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Venice residents work to outsmart pick-pockets

Venice residents work to outsmart pick-pockets

A Venice volunteer group, "Cittadini Non Distratti," is making life difficult for pick-pockets. During carnival season, thieves often prey on unsuspecting tourists. Venice police have their hands full, and welcome help from the volunteers.
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France: On Patrol for Oysters

France: On Patrol for Oysters

Tons of oysters are stolen in France every year. The Gendarmerie wants to stamp out the thefts. In order to protect this shellfish delicacy, they are now patrolling the oyster beds on kayaks and with drones.
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