Roomy: Skoda Superb Station Wagon

Roomy: Skoda Superb Station Wagon

Who says practical, spacious cars can't be stylish? We test the Superb station wagon, with a whopping 1950 liter maximum trunk capacity. That's about 200 more than the sedan model.
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Deluxe: Mercedes CLS 350d 4Matic

Deluxe: Mercedes CLS 350d 4Matic

Mercedes introduces the extravagant and luxurious third-generation CLS. We take the 350d all-wheel drive model for a spin. With its 210 kW six-cylinder diesel engine, the sedan sprints from 0 to 100 in a swift 5.7 seconds.
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Souped-up: Honda HR-V Sport

Souped-up: Honda HR-V Sport

Honda's new HR-V Sport is more powerful and dynamic. The compact SUV has a 1.5-liter VTEC turbocharged engine with 133 kW. It has a manual six-speed transmission with a maximum torque of 240 Nm and can leap to one hundred km/h in 7.8 seconds.
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Rugged: Jeep Wrangler

Rugged: Jeep Wrangler

The Jeep Wrangler is a time-honored brand with roots that date back to the 1940 Willys MB army trucks. Like its predecessors, this fourth-generation off-roader is at home in the outdoors -- where it can boast its 2.2 liter turbo engine with 147 kW.
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Fair Fashion - Made in ... the EU!

Fair Fashion - Made in ... the EU!

Your average T-shirt covers 20,000 kilometers before landing in a European wardrobe. 'Made in the EU' is still the exception. But as environmental awareness grows, so does local production.
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Non-EU contract workers ease Hungary's labor shortage

Non-EU contract workers ease Hungary's labor shortage

Hungarian workers are being drawn to neighboring Austria's higher wages, leaving the country's companies struggling with a labor shortage. So they're using agencies to recruit more people from non-EU countries like Serbia.
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Is a Europe without borders only for EU citizens?

Is a Europe without borders only for EU citizens?

The freedom to move to another country and work or start up a company there is a given for most EU citizens. But not for non-EU citizens. For non-European startup founders, the bloc's external border is a huge obstacle. Portugal wants to change that.
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Explainer: The European narrative

Explainer: The European narrative

Free trade, no internal border controls, work anywhere you want. It's made the European economy powerful. But the EU single market generates its own special problems and the glue is starting to come unstuck. A look at why some want more, some less...
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Tax haven Jersey: Offshoring in Europe

Tax haven Jersey: Offshoring in Europe

Most Jersey-based companies pay little or no tax. The small Channel Island's special status has made it rich by enabling global corporations to avoid tax elsewhere. Now this tax haven faces the prospect of tighter regulation.
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Uganda: Snake men from Lake Victoria

Uganda: Snake men from Lake Victoria

Musambwa, an island on Lake Victoria in Uganda, is inhabited only by men - and snakes. About a thousand deadly cobras inhabit the island - seen by the fishermen who live there as spirits, rather than just snakes.
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Germany: Dispute about Holocaust remembrance

Germany: Dispute about Holocaust remembrance

The "Alternative for Germany" is trying to chip away at Germany's culture of remembrance and its memorials to the victims of Nazi atrocities. Lamenting that young people were being made to feel guilty, the party appears to see no problem in forget...
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Romania: Help for Roma children

Romania: Help for Roma children

EU leaders are meeting in the Romanian city of Sibiu. Though a third of the population of Romania lives in poverty, the country has profited markedly from EU membership. Worst off are the Roma, who barely scrape by. One woman is helping them chang...
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Power to burn: the Seat Cupra Ateca

Power to burn: the Seat Cupra Ateca

What can an SUV with 300 horsepower really do? We got former race-car driver Klaus Niedzwiedz to put the new Seat Cupra Ateca through its paces, both on the road and on the track. Does it meet his expectations?
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Return of a Legend: the Toyota Camry

Return of a Legend: the Toyota Camry

The most popular mid-size in history has had over 19 million sales worldwide, but never made much of a splash in Europe. Now 15 years after it was retired, Toyota has breathed life back into the Camry with a full hybrid version.
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Elegance: VW Beetle Stoll Coupe

Elegance: VW Beetle Stoll Coupe

Customizing cars has a long history, as the 1951 VW Beetle Stoll Coupe illustrates. Drive it! took this elegant, one-of-a-kind model out for a spin. It's certainly no ordinary VW Bug!
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More Eco-friendly: the Kia Sportage

More Eco-friendly: the Kia Sportage

SUVs are supposed to be able to master on- and off-road conditions. The new Kia Sportage is fuel-efficient besides. The latest version of the model comes equipped with a mild-hybrid system that uses a 48-volt battery.
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A brand new look: the BMW 7 Series

A brand new look: the BMW 7 Series

The Bavarian carmaker's flagship luxury sedan has been facelifted for the first time in three years, so we decided to see what's new. Is the plug-in hybrid, long version of the 7 Series really an improvement on its predecessor?
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A musical wunderkind

A musical wunderkind

11-year-old violin virtuoso Teo Gertler is causing a stir on the international music scene. The Slovakian child prodigy plays the most difficult violin concertos by heart and receives rave reviews.
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Magical machine creations

Magical machine creations

Pietro Proserpio, a retiree living in Portugal's capital Lisbon, builds entire worlds with a little junk and lots of imagination and brings them to life with complex technology. His machines have enchanted thousands.
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Light and water

Light and water

Under the motto "Water is Life and Light is Art", artists from around the world and Italy have transformed Brixen's city center into a space for installations of light and water. Some 80,000 visitors are expected.
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Bonn's Haus der Geschichte

Bonn's Haus der Geschichte

Bonn's museum for postwar German history shows visitors how the country has developed since 1945: from division to reunification to today's challenges.
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There and back: Reykjavik to the Golden Circle

There and back: Reykjavik to the Golden Circle

Globetrotter Steve Hanisch visits Iceland's capital, with a detour to the geysers, hot springs and Gullfoss Waterfall of the Golden Circle.
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Furniture Or Art?

Furniture Or Art?

ONE stands for the prototype, ELEVEN stands for the limited edition. The Berlin design studio has garnered widespread acclaim and won top design awards.
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Colorful Festival in Jerez

Colorful Festival in Jerez

For one week every spring, Jerez de la Frontera celebrates a festival for the three pillars of its world-fame: horses, flamenco and sherry. The Feria del Caballo attracts visitors from around the world to southern Spain
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Asparagus - Germany's Secret Favorite

Asparagus - Germany's Secret Favorite

White asparagus is one of Germany's favorite seasonal vegetables, while the rest of Europe prefers green asparagus. Asparagus season is always very short here in Germany.
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The most important facts about blood

The most important facts about blood

Blood is our body's delivery service. It flows continuously through our veins and provides nutrients to our cells. In Good Shape reveals the most important facts about the 'liquid organ'.
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Syria: The Shammar look to the future

Syria: The Shammar look to the future

The Shammar are one of the largest Arab tribes in northern Syria. Its forces fought the IS, and now that the civil war is coming to an end, the Shammar hope to help shape the country's future.
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Fertility treatment - interview with Dr. Heribert Kentenich

Fertility treatment - interview with Dr. Heribert Kentenich

The Fertility Center Berlin helps woman to fulfill their dream of having a child. Carsten Lekutat talks to reproductive health expert Heribert Kentenich.
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The Franco-German Brigade

The Franco-German Brigade

Thirty years ago France and Germany formed a joint military brigade. A model for European defense policy, the Franco-German Brigade shows that it's possible for former enemies to become allies.
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Italy: Bus of hope for job seekers

Italy: Bus of hope for job seekers

More and more young Italians are traveling hundreds of kilometers from the south of Italy to the north in search of work. They see little future for themselves in their homeland and place much of the blame on the EU.
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Belgium: Molenbeek and Islamist terror

Belgium: Molenbeek and Islamist terror

In Brussels' Molenbeek district, which has a large Muslim population, residents are campaigning for European ideals. Better integration and job prospects are to make young immigrants less susceptible to radical Islamist rhetoric.
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Ghost nets in the Baltic

Ghost nets in the Baltic

Tons of lost or abandoned plastic fishing nets are polluting the Baltic and endangering its marine life. Recovering and disposing of these ghost nets is proving problematic for both environmental activists and the authorities.
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Hungary's lone fighter for Europe

Hungary's lone fighter for Europe

Peter Marki-Zay, independent mayor of the Hungarian town of Hodmezovasarhely, aims to combat anti-EU sentiment in his country. But officials loyal to Hungary's governing party, Fidesz, are making his job difficult.
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The Bundesliga's team of the season

The Bundesliga's team of the season

With the Bundesliga approaching its exciting finale, we've crunched the numbers for you and put together a team of the season! Who have we missed?
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Prenatal selection in modern healthcare

Prenatal selection in modern healthcare

Fewer people are being born with disabilities - thanks to modern healthcare and prenatal diagnoses. But is this necessarily good news? No, says Timo Oelschlager, who was born with spina bifida. He wants to see inclusion instead of selection.
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Israel: Ethical limits on digital medicine?

Israel: Ethical limits on digital medicine?

In Israel patients' medical data have been collected for two decades now. In the tech clusters known as Silicon Wadi, startups use the medical records platform to develop algorithms and their businesses. So far, there's been little pushback.
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Digital Germany: The new doctors

Digital Germany: The new doctors

However good a doctor is, the computer can process more information faster about symptoms, chemical agents and the latest survey results. And in the operating theater, robots work with superior precision. What does digitalization mean for doctors?
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Explainer: Customized healthcare

Explainer: Customized healthcare

The era of standardized medication is nearing its end. Personalized medication is the new buzzword. What changes await patients? And the pharma industry? For patient Lisa the new developments have been a blessing - right? We explain.
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Diagnosis via app and chatbot

Diagnosis via app and chatbot

Medical chatbots are now used by millions of people instead of initially consulting a doctor. The Berlin startup behind "tellAda" Ada is one of many companies profiting from increasing demand for artificial intelligence in healthcare.
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Digitalized medicine: Big chance or big risk?

Digitalized medicine: Big chance or big risk?

Issues of privacy and data protection have been neglected in digital medicine, says Thilo Weichert. The former data protection official talks with MADE about the biggest shortcomings and possible solutions.
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A mega-cooking course in Sicily

A mega-cooking course in Sicily

The ten-week "Cook The Farm" course goes beyond cooking to deal with such aspects of meal preparation as milking the cows, composting and growing special varieties of vegetables.
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Kaleidoscope of Cultures: Babylon Europa

Kaleidoscope of Cultures: Babylon Europa

17 performers from 17 European countries appear on stage in Berlin for a grand concert evening. Babylon Europa shows that Europe's cultural and linguistic diversity may be a challenge, but need not be an obstacle.
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Riding Bikes in Retro Outfits

Riding Bikes in Retro Outfits

About a thousand retro bike riders in smart and stylish garb cycled round the British capital's most famous sights before settling in for picnics and afternoon tea. The Tweed Run is collecting more and more fans.
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Elephant rides in Thailand: Fun or cruel?

Elephant rides in Thailand: Fun or cruel?

Nueng the elephant is an attraction for rides - though it's unlikely to be his choice. The 30 year old male is one of the elephants in the Maesa Elephant Camp in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand.
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Slopestyle: Bicycle flips

Slopestyle: Bicycle flips

Erik Fedko is Germany's best mountain bike slopestyler. He jumps from home-made ramps, turns summersaults and tries out new tricks. He's scored successes in several international competitions.
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A star chef who cooks for the stars

A star chef who cooks for the stars

2-Michelin-star chef Bruno Oger of the Villa Archange Restaurant pampers celebrity palates at the Cannes Film Festival. He knows by heart the favorite dishes of Nicole Kidman, Quentin Tarantino and Penelope Cruz.
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Italy's king of cashmere

Italy's king of cashmere

Entrepreneur Brunello Cucinelli achieves business success with high ethical standards. He's lovingly restored the village of Solomeo, the location of his company headquarters, built a theater and started a crafts school.
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What to do with Moscow's garbage?

What to do with Moscow's garbage?

The Russian capital produces millions of tons of trash every year. It often ends up in landfills thousands of kilometers away. In the northern Russian city of Arkhangelsk protest is growing against the garbage from Moscow.
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