Sporty and elegant: Hyundai i30 Fastback

Sporty and elegant: Hyundai i30 Fastback

Following the success of its i30N, Hyundai decided to release a second compact sports car. We take a closer look at this new hatchback version, the i30 Fastback N. We know it's got a lot of zoom - but is it practical?
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Gas-Powered: Seat Arona TGI

Gas-Powered: Seat Arona TGI

Carmakers are focusing on electric cars as they look at environmentally friendly transport. But one alternative that has been neglected is compressed natural gas. We had a look at the Seat Arona, the first CNG-powered SUV.
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Back to the future: Microlino

Back to the future: Microlino

We may ask, how much car do we really need? A Swiss start-up's answer: The Microlino - electrically powered, inspired by bubble cars from the 1950s. A building block for future urban mobility, but how useful is it really?
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Trendsetter: Range Rover Evoque II

Trendsetter: Range Rover Evoque II

In 2011, the Range Rover Evoque kicked up a storm on the SUV market. As one of the innovators of the SUV coupe class, it has received numerous awards. Can the second-generation Evoque replicate its predecessor's success?
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Vintage car rally in northern Italy

Vintage car rally in northern Italy

The South Tyrolean Classic rally is one of the best-loved vintage car rallies in the Alpine region. The village of Scena is the starting-point for the race that crosses the Dolomites in northern Italy.
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"DEEP WEB" - A sculpture of music and light

"DEEP WEB" - A sculpture of music and light

The DEEP WEB light installation by Christopher Bauder is currently showing in the former power plant Kraftwerk Berlin. Visitors are immersed in an installation created from laser lines and dots and surround sound.
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The "innerfields" street art project

The "innerfields" street art project

Jakob Tory Bardou, Holger Weissflog und Veit Tempich are the artists behind "innerfields". They have been painting giant, photorealist murals with messages on the sides of buildings since 2008.
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Mexico & Guatemala

Mexico & Guatemala

Whyi Gun Kim aus Seoul shows us impressive footage of dancing and adventures in Mexico and Guatemala in Central America.
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Houston - from graffiti to space travel

Houston - from graffiti to space travel

Graffiti artist Gonzo 247 shows us highlights of his home town, among them Space Center Houston.
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Reporter - A Woman's Tour de France?

Reporter - A Woman's Tour de France?

The Tour de France is one of the world's biggest sporting events, alongside the football World Cup and Wimbledon. But so far, it's only open to men. A group of female cyclists in France wants to change this.
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Pakistan: Work instead of School

Pakistan: Work instead of School

The world is likely to fail to meet its commitments on education. Under the UN Sustainable Development Goals, all children should be in school by 2030. But a third of the way towards the deadline, a review paints a bleak picture, especially for lo...
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South Africa: Successful HIV Prevention Campaigns

South Africa: Successful HIV Prevention Campaigns

An HIV prevention project in South Africa has been hugely successful in raising awareness and reducing the number of cases.
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Lebanon: Why Refugees are Destroying their Houses

Lebanon: Why Refugees are Destroying their Houses

Lebanon, which has taken in more refugees per capital than any other country, has now declared some refugee camps for Syrians illegal. Some Syrians have to demolish their own homes.
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Jazz in a scenic setting

Jazz in a scenic setting

The ten-day South Tyrol Jazz Festival boasts 90 concerts around the city of Bolzano, with 150 artists from across the world. Not only that. The shows are set against the jaw-dropping backdrop of South Tyrol's mountains.
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Royal swan counting

Royal swan counting

Each summer, royal swan counters head out to take stock of the magnificent birds on the River Thames. It's a British tradition that goes back to the 12th century.
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The art of body painting

The art of body painting

Artist from some 50 different countries descended on Klagenfurt, Austria, for the 2019 World Bodypainting Festival. For them, the human body is their canvas.
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Planet Berlin: hat designer Fiona Bennett

Planet Berlin: hat designer Fiona Bennett

People from almost every country in the world live in the German capital. "Planet Berlin" tells their stories. Fiona Bennett was born in Brighton, but now calls the German capital her home. She designs extravagant hats.
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La Patum de Berga festival

La Patum de Berga festival

Euromaxx reporter Meike Kruger checks out La Patuma festival in the Catalan town of Berga. Where over the course of five days, townspeople dress up as mystical figures like dragons, giants or dwarves.
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Global Teen: Madagascar

Global Teen: Madagascar

Lolita Hantantiana lives in Madagascar in a house she shares with nine other people. In her free time, the 15-year-old likes playing soccer. One of her goals is to improve her English.
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Italy/Romania: Working under the counter

Italy/Romania: Working under the counter

Thousands of Romanians toil daily on Italy's construction sites, often illegally and for starvation wages. With no prospects in Romania, they make use of the freedom of movement in the EU. Their families stay behind.
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Scotland: Strawberry Pickers, Fear & Brexit

Scotland: Strawberry Pickers, Fear & Brexit

Many farmers are afraid that Brexit will keep harvest hands from EU countries away. Both farmers and seasonal workers from Eastern Europe have benefited from the freedom of movement in the EU.
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Cyprus: Golden Passports

Cyprus: Golden Passports

Buying real estate worth at least EUR2,000,000 will get foreigners citizenship in Cyprus. An EU passport allows visa-free travel in over 140 countries. The Republic of Cyprus' naturalization policies are controversial.
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Germany/Poland: New/Old Neighbors

Germany/Poland: New/Old Neighbors

More and more Poles are settling in eastern Germany. Since the fall of communism 30 years ago, rural areas in the east have been depopulated. Now, Polish families are taking advantage of the low real estate prices.
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Talking about Menstruation

Talking about Menstruation

Activist and artist Isabel Idun talks about periods. Idun co-founded a collective in Berlin called "Crafts and Cramps". Using art and political action, the group hopes to break taboos about menstruation. Isabel Idun studied cultural management, ma...
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Gourmet cuisine for everyone

Gourmet cuisine for everyone

Anthony Sarpong opened his restaurant "Anthony's Kitchen" in the town of Meerbusch, near Dusseldorf, in 2015. It's since received a Michelin star. Now, Sarpong is sharing his favorite recipes in a book called "Anthony's Kitchen".
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The fastest dancers in the world

The fastest dancers in the world

Fricska has turned the image of traditional folk dancing on its head. Four young men from Hungary show how exciting folk dancing can be. It's not all about old-style costumes and doing the steps in the right order.
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Perfectly pointless product design

Perfectly pointless product design

Greek designer Katerina Kamprani transforms everyday objects so that they have no use at all. For example, a watering can that can't pour out liquid, or a cooking pot that has two handles on the same side.
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Durban travel tips

Durban travel tips

Globetrotter Steve Hanisch gets to know South Africa's second-largest city. Highlights of his tour include testing his mettle in the World Cup soccer stadium and a safari in Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park.
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Thailand: Diver tells of rescuing cave boys

Thailand: Diver tells of rescuing cave boys

One of the divers in the dramatic rescue of boys from a Thai cave tells DW one year on about the breathtaking experience of not knowing whether they would find the boys dead or alive.
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Threatened journalists in Mexico

Threatened journalists in Mexico

Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists. Reporter Dulcina Parra was kidnapped and barely escaped murder. She reports again and again on cases of corruption and the machinations of the powerful drug cartels.
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Hope for new government in Greece

Hope for new government in Greece

Change of government in Greece: Many people have high expectations of the new Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. These include the fishing family Labadarious and the unemployed Vicky Paraskevou. DW has spoken with both of them.
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Reporter - Moon mission: A long journey into space

Reporter - Moon mission: A long journey into space

Matthias Maurer has always dreamed of being the first German on the moon. Out of 8,500 applicants who share the same dream, he was one of only 10 selected. Now, he's going through rigorous astronaut training.
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Europe to the Maxx: Kalmykia

Europe to the Maxx: Kalmykia

Few people know that there is a Buddhist country in Europe. Euromaxx reporter Hendrik Welling visited the temples, discovered the music and explored the steppe by camel.
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A cookery class for 1000 chefs

A cookery class for 1000 chefs

Too many cooks spoil the broth? Not in Marseille, where 1000 amateur chefs took part in a cookery class to learn how to make a typical Provencal starter, with instructions from a master.
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Koka Nikoladze's Beat Machines

Koka Nikoladze's Beat Machines

Koka Nikoladze was born in Georgia in 1989 but now lives in Oslo. He is a musician who makes his own instruments, which he calls Beat Machines. He uses everyday objects to create the boxes with which he creates rhythms.
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Monsieur Albert menswear

Monsieur Albert menswear

People from over 190 countries live and work in Berlin. Euromaxx finds out how they got to Berlin in the first place. Albert Haziza is originally from Morocco.
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47 mountains and 470 days: Ulla Lohmann

47 mountains and 470 days: Ulla Lohmann

For their new project, the photographer Ulla Lohmann and her husband Basti Hoffmann have decided to climb the highest mountain in each of 47 countries in 470 days.
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Mission to the practice moon

Mission to the practice moon

ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer could soon be joining a lunar mission. He's training on the Canary Island of Lanzarote, where the volcanic landscapes resemble the surface of the moon. He's also learning how to collect moon rock samples.
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Explained: Menstruation

Explained: Menstruation

Menstruation is an essential part of women's monthly hormone cycle. A woman loses around 70 mm of blood during each period. The whole cycle lasts around 28 days.
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New sanitary pads in Uganda

New sanitary pads in Uganda

Artist Sadat Nduhira helps women to sew their own sanitary pads. Feminine hygiene products are expensive, while rags or leaves are not reliable. The project enables girls to continue attending school when they have their period.
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Menstruation Myths

Menstruation Myths

Menstruation is a crucial biological process. Despite this, strange myths about periods still prevail around the world - in some cases being used to oppress women. In many cultures, women are considered unclean during menstruation.
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Afro-Turks Talk about Slavery in Turkey

Afro-Turks Talk about Slavery in Turkey

They are Turks and black: descendants of the Ottoman Empire's African slaves form a minority in Turkish society that has long been all but invisible. Now, they're trying to reappraise their history.
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Macron Proposes Closing France's Elite ENA

Macron Proposes Closing France's Elite ENA

In response to widespread discontent among the people and to promote unity, French President Macron has proposed closing the elite post-graduate ENA school of administration. He is himself one of its alumni.
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Zelensky Raises Hopes for Peace in Ukraine

Zelensky Raises Hopes for Peace in Ukraine

In advance of Ukraine's parliamentary elections, President Zelensky has withdrawn some troops from the Donbas. War-weary Ukrainians elected him on his promises of peace. Now, they look to him to deliver.
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Sensual Convertible: The BMW 430i

Sensual Convertible: The BMW 430i

Convertibles give drivers the ultimate summer experience, so this summer Drive It! decided to take out BMW's 430i. With 185 kilowatts of power under the hood and an adaptive suspension, driving fun is the first priority.
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A Renewed Classic: The VW Passat

A Renewed Classic: The VW Passat

More than 30 million Passats have been sold since 1973, making it one of the most successful mid-size models around. Now after a facelift, VW's introducing the latest version of the vehicle. The real novelties are under the hood.
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Experimental Luxury: The Lexus ES 300h

Experimental Luxury: The Lexus ES 300h

The Lexus ES is celebrating its launch in Europe, and is finally hitting dealerships in Germany. What's special about the luxury sedan is that it's powered by a late-generation hybrid drive.
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Historic Trip: Touring Spain in SEAT SUVs

Historic Trip: Touring Spain in SEAT SUVs

Nearly every carmaker has at least one SUV in the stable. SEAT's are the Tarraco, Ateca and the Arona - each named for a place in Spain. Drive It! checks them out on tour. Join us to see Spanish sights and learn more about the cars.
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