Ghana: Dying cocoa plantations

Ghana: Dying cocoa plantations

Ghana is the world's second largest cocoa exporter. But production has declined due to crop disease and extreme dry weather. An organization from the Netherlands is helping farmers to replace their old cocoa trees.
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France: Life After the Yellow Vests

France: Life After the Yellow Vests

Alienated by a radicalization of the "yellow vest" movement, one of its founders has hung up her own yellow vest and launched a political party instead. Jacline Mouraud says she wants to fight for social justice in France in a constructive way.
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Must see: Munich Museums

Must see: Munich Museums

The art collections of Bavarian kings are featured at museums like the Alte and Neue Pinakothek. The Brandhorst Museum specializes in contemporary art. And car-lovers will certainly enjoy a visit to the BMW museum.
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Nymphenburg Palace

Nymphenburg Palace

Nymphenburg once served as the summer residence of Bavarian kings, and is one of the largest palaces in Europe. The palace and the park that surrounds it are two of Munich's top tourist attractions.
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When Love Knows No Bounds

When Love Knows No Bounds

Samah is a Syrian refugee, Klaus is a German pensioner. The two got married three years ago. But not everyone accepts their unusual relationship.
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The best female snowboarder in the world

The best female snowboarder in the world

The snowboard Anna Gasser has twice been Austria's sportswoman of the year. She's made a name with spectacular jumps and was the first woman to do a Cab Triple Underflip 1260. She won gold at the 2018 Olympics.
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Timeless: Bauhaus fashion from Berlin

Timeless: Bauhaus fashion from Berlin

The Berlin-based fashion label Brachmann makes clothes for men and women inspired by the Bauhaus aesthetic. It was set up Jennifer Brachmann who studied architecture and fashion.
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Europe to the max: A night in an ice hotel

Europe to the max: A night in an ice hotel

Every year, the "Icehotel" has to be built again from fresh snow and ice. It's the oldest hotel of its kind in the world. Guests have been coming here since 1989 to spend a frosty night.
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Cooking up a symphony

Cooking up a symphony

At Maguelone Vidal's dinners, musicians and chefs use conventional instruments and kitchen utensils to cook up a symphony. A wonderful experience that addresses all the senses of the diners.
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A trip through commercial photography

A trip through commercial photography

The Women on View exhibition at Chaussee 36 in Berlin explores the aesthetics of desire in advertising over the past 80 years or so. It features works by Peter Lindbergh, Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts and Ellen von Unwerth.
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Mexico: Sustainable tourism

Mexico: Sustainable tourism

For centuries the Mixtec community in the state of Oaxaca has been farming agave plants. They now want to share their traditions with outsiders. The farmers have the support of Rutopia, a startup from Mexico City that promotes rural eco-tourism.
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Sung and unsung heroines of science

Sung and unsung heroines of science

The history of science is usually portrayed as the history of male scientists. But women have also played crucial roles in science. We travel in time, from the world's first chemist more than 3,000 years ago to a 2018 physics Nobel laureate.
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STIs - talking to our expert

STIs - talking to our expert

In Good Shape speaks with Dr. Viviane Bremer about sexually transmitted diseases at the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin. She is an expert on HIV and other STIs, and she explains how to best protect yourself from becoming infected and how the disea...
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Germany: Police take on street racing

Germany: Police take on street racing

Germany is a paradise for speed demons. The Autobahns have no speed limits. And illegal street races are a disturbing new trend in Germany's cities. A special police unit is trying to stop them and keep bystanders from being injured or killed.
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Britain: The self-sufficient village

Britain: The self-sufficient village

The people of Hawes, a small town in northern England, are used to solving their own problems. The unease about Brexit seems far removed from the Yorkshire villagers. But they too are preparing for March 29th - by becoming even more self-sufficient.
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Rebooting after the crash

Rebooting after the crash

The Boardroom is an employment agency that helps corporate types get a new job after their careers take an unpleasant turn. Managing director Claus Verfurth knows how it feels: He too was once fired.
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Don't Call Me Bossy: Eva Honnecke

Don't Call Me Bossy: Eva Honnecke

Is it just men who want to have power and sport the badges of success? Or do women do so too? We ask management coach Eva Honnecke.
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Greece: Edging back from the brink

Greece: Edging back from the brink

The government-debt crisis that hit a decade ago plunged countless Greeks into poverty and caused the economy to shrink by a quarter. Many companies folded. But others survived, at least in part due to the tenacity of their owners.
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Examine it! The Audi e-tron

Examine it! The Audi e-tron

German carmaker Audi has presented their first fully electric SUV, the e-tron. We took the Audi e-tron for a test drive in the desert outside the United Arab Emirates' Masdar City, which aims to become one of the world's most sustainable cities.
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Present it! The Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

Present it! The Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

The Porsche 911 has its place secure in the automotive pantheon. Now, the German carmaker has rolled out the 8th-generation. We take the 331-kW Carrera 4S for a spin on Valencia's race track. It takes a mere 3.6 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100.
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Taste it! The Hyundai Tucson

Taste it! The Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai has facelifted its best-selling compact SUV, the Tucson. Now, it's even more stylish, has improved engines and can be had in a choice of trim lines. What's not to like?
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Haute Couture: Dior exhibition in London

Haute Couture: Dior exhibition in London

French designer Christian Dior was known for his love of all things British. London's Victoria and Albert Museum is now honoring Dior with an exhibition spanning 1947 to the present day. "Designer of Dreams" will run until July 14th.
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Light Festival in Copenhagen

Light Festival in Copenhagen

In the Danish capital, international light artists are illuminating large parts of the city for the Copenhagen Light Festival. Until February 24th, visitors can enjoy poetic art works such as 'Eternal Sundown'.
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Madeira: Travel tips from Meggin Leigh

Madeira: Travel tips from Meggin Leigh

Europe is a day tripper's paradise. Reporter Meggin Leigh will explore its most exciting cities in our new series "Meggin's Perfect Weekend" and provide you with insider tips. First stop: Funchal in Madeira, Portugal.
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Libraries of the future

Libraries of the future

Libraries don't have to be stuffy, boring places. In Europe, more and more are becoming hubs for communication and culture. With impressive architecture to boot! Like in Bilbao, Stuttgart and Tilburg in the Netherlands.
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Berlin Tip: Schnitzels for Stars

Berlin Tip: Schnitzels for Stars

Berlin's restaurant "Borchardt" is known among Hollywood stars as "The Schnitzel Place". It is considered THE place to be, at least as far as celebritites are concerned. Euromaxx finds out why.
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The beautiful Bavarian Forest

The beautiful Bavarian Forest

Winter sports, nature and traditional handicrafts - all these await visitors to the Bavarian Forest.
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The best of Passau

The best of Passau

Here are the tourist highlights in the baroque town of Passau, among them the largest cathedral organ in the world and the old town hall, with its Bavarian glockenspiel.
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A trip to Machu Picchu

A trip to Machu Picchu

Most people have heard of the famous Inca city of Machu Picchu in Peru. But have you ever been there? Travel blogger Steve Hanisch takes you with him to the famous ruins.
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Eating disorders - what the experts say

Eating disorders - what the experts say

Martina Hartmann works at Berlin's Dick & Dunn advisory center for people with eating disorders. Dr. Christian Thiele is a specialist in psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy, and he's medical director of the Theodor-Wenzel-Werk clinic in B...
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Turning offenders into soldiers in Russia

Turning offenders into soldiers in Russia

Juvenile offenders are being prepared for military service in re-education camps, where they are instilled with discipline and patriotic values. After serving their sentences, over half go on to join the armed forces.
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Phony caregivers in Bosnia

Phony caregivers in Bosnia

Serious allegations have surfaced in Bosnia that many nursing care professionals have little or no training. Diplomas can simply be bought on the black market. That exposes the Western European labor market to fraudsters.
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Are tech giants out of control?

Are tech giants out of control?

Corporations such as Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple wield massive power, and are changing the way we live. They quash smaller rivals; they find ways to pay little tax; governments struggle to regulate them. What is to be done?
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Face-to-face with Matthew Liao

Face-to-face with Matthew Liao

We talk to the NYU philosophy professor about AI and ethics. As computers and robots act ever more autonomously, the question arises: What kind of ethical constraints are or should be in place? Can computers be taught to act morally?
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Putting the art in artificial intelligence

Putting the art in artificial intelligence

What is more human than artistic creation? Well, here too AI is on the march and causing a rethink of creativity. Computers can generate paintings and contribute to new works in co-operation with human artists.
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Reporter - Police Violence in the Slums of Nairobi

Reporter - Police Violence in the Slums of Nairobi

Nineteen-year-old Brian was shot dead in broad daylight in the Kayole slum in Kenya. The Kenyan police are killing suspected criminals in an underground war against crimes - as many as 3,000 in the last year.
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Vintage: Maastricht looks back at Lancia's history

Vintage: Maastricht looks back at Lancia's history

The focus at this year's InterClassics was on the Italian brand Lancia. Vintage car fans enjoyed highlights from the brand's century-long history.
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Taste it! The Jaguar XF 25t

Taste it! The Jaguar XF 25t

Luxury, elegance and sportiness do not have to be contradictions, as this executive car from Jaguar goes to show. Just take the amount of space on offer inside, including stretch-limo comfort in the rear seats, too.
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Examine it! SEAT hones its headlights

Examine it! SEAT hones its headlights

Night driving is particularly tiring - and unthinkable without good lights. Still, a greater proportion of accidents happen at dusk or night-time. For that reason, Seat is continuing to hone its headlights for safety and esthetic reasons.
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Test it! The Kia e-Niro

Test it! The Kia e-Niro

The Kia e-Niro has a range of up to 615 kilometers in the city on one battery charge. That's farther than many conventional cars can drive in town on a tank of gasoline or diesel.
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Crime and punishment - Russia's young offenders

Crime and punishment - Russia's young offenders

Vadim is one of 70 teenagers who live in a boarding school in the village of Serafimovka in the Ural mountains. None of them are here voluntarily. The school is a re-education facility for juvenile offenders.
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Masterpieces in Plastic Wrap

Masterpieces in Plastic Wrap

A bonnet fashioned from foam wrap and sleeves of bubble wrap, all in the style of the old Dutch Masters: a Dutch artist uses packaging as her medium to re-create paintings from an era long before plastic was invented.
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In Good Taste: Restaurant Meals from Cans

In Good Taste: Restaurant Meals from Cans

Canned foods can be better than their reputation. And Madrid's Conservas Nudista restaurant has set out to prove it. The dishes are made of the finest ingredients - that can be bought in cans.
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Violinist without Borders: Iskandar Widjaja

Violinist without Borders: Iskandar Widjaja

Iskandar Widjaja feels just as much at home playing pop music in sunglasses as classical music in a tuxedo. Bach and beat - the violin virtuoso sees no contradictions here.
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Design Classics for Everyone: How to Bauhaus

Design Classics for Everyone: How to Bauhaus

A bonnet fashioned from foam wrap and sleeves of bubble wrap, all in the style of the old Dutch Masters: a Dutch artist uses packaging as her medium to re-create paintings from an era long before plastic was invented.
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Europe to the Maxx: The Feeling of Speed

Europe to the Maxx: The Feeling of Speed

Bobsleds shoot down St. Moritz' natural-ice track at speeds up to 140 kilometers per hour. The bobsled run in Switzerland's Engadine has been built out of snow every year since 1904. It's one of a kind world-wide.
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Iraq: Uncertain future for IS families

Iraq: Uncertain future for IS families

Following the defeat of the terror organization Islamic State, the families of thousands of dead militants are stranded in refugee camps in Iraq. They're shunned in the camps, and outcasts in the country.
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Global Teen from the Dominican Republic

Global Teen from the Dominican Republic

Amelia Ceballos Melenciano is 16 years old and comes from the Cinco de April quarter of the San Cristobal municipality in the Dominican Republic.
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