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Living in Germany: What makes a book prize-worthy?

What makes a book prize-worthy? DW looks at the winners and the debates surrounding the German Book Prize […]

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Living in Germany: fascination with saving money

Germans not only have been saving more than their UK counterparts, but the deep rooted national habit has more implications than those numbers would reveal […]

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Living in Germany: 10 myths about culture 

Culture is one of the driving engines for German soft power. The federal and state governments invest more than 10 billion euros annually in cultural endeavors like youth theaters, music schools, chamber orchestras, renovations of historical buildings or museum expansions. That adds up to 123 euros per citizen – the cost of a mid-sized Ikea bookshelf […]

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Living in Germany: Currywurst still favourite food

Germans love a good sausage, particularly if it’s covered in a reddish sauce and served with crinkly chips, known as Currywurst.

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Living in Germany: Income of Professionals

The overall average income across all industries was €67,651 for XING respondents, as compared to the national German average of €36,420 a year […]

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Living in Germany: children out of school early get parents fined

Police stationed at a Bavarian airport fined several parents for taking their children on holiday before the official start of school holidays, local media reported recently […]

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Living in Germany: hiking as a national pastime

Hiking, or Wandern in German, is the most popular outdoor activity in the country, with 68 percent of Germans every year hitting an extensive 200,000-kilometer (125,000-mile) trail network. In all, Germans hike 370 million times per year, spend €7.8 billion ($9.3 billion) every year for hiking trips (plus another €3.7 billion on gear), and 58 percent of that on gastronomy […]

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Internet in Brazil: access through TV is already higher than for Tablets

The survey found an increase in the number of households with Internet access, which increased from 63.6% in 2016 to 70.5% in 2017. Television was used for network connections in 10.6% of households.

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Internet in Brazil: The number of cities that offer Wi-Fi reaches 26%

Of the 5,570 Brazilian municipalities, 1,457 provided wi-fi through public networks in 2014. Despite the leap from 2012, the cities that provide this type of access still account for only 26.2% of the total.

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Economy in Brazil: Four in ten Brazilians default their loan payments

According to SPC Brazil and CNDL, there are 55.3 million Brazilians in debt. In April/2015, the number of borrowers rose by 3.77%, added retailers.