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The XXIV Olympic Winter Games are to be held from February 4th to 20th, 2022 in the Chinese capital Beijing. Due to the escalating corona situation, the Winter Games will take place under strict conditions. Vytautas Dranginis on Unsplash

Inflation is at a record high and the rate is expected to rise further for the time being. The euro is thus losing more and more of its value.

The Veganuary campaign is conquering the world: hundreds of thousands of people participate in it every year. They abstain from using all animal-based ingredients in their diet for one month. Many will continue to do so after the trial period to do something for their health and against climate change.

Often discredited as catering solely to housewives, the morning to early afternoon broadcast block continues to enjoy great popularity and offers practical consumer tips on cooking, gardening and the home – interspersed with bits of entertainment and the cheeky wit of likeable presenter duos.

Ramsay, Oliver, Turner – we love our tv chefs for their their quirky personalities and their mouth-watering culinary compositions. A selection of dynamic, exotic and joyful musical pieces that work as the perfect accompaniment for busy activity in the studio kitchen.

Home office, quarantine, no time to cook, or simply too lazy to go out - more and more food is being delivered directly to the door. Uniformed delivery men on fast wheels dominate the traffic scene in major cities. It's often about speed, heavy loads and lots of movement.

On January 1st, 2022, the statutory minimum wage will rise from € 9.60 to € 9.82. It will be increased again to € 10.45 in July 2022. 21% of German employees worked below the low-wage threshold in 2021. The new government wants to raise the minimum wage to a total of € 12.

In 1946 the first computer game for a tube computer was developed by Thomas T. Goldsmith Jr. and Estle Ray Mann and the development of new technologies and games continues to this day. In 2020 alone, computer and video games generated sales of 1.17 billion euros in Germany.

The Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko is currently in the news for escalating the refugee situation at the EU-border to Poland. A humanitarian crisis is imminent. Photo: Simon Hurry on Unsplash.

The Middle Ages is the epoch in European history between the end of antiquity and the beginning of the modern age, approximately the period between the 6th and 15th centuries.

The 21st of December is not only the shortest day of the year, but it also marks the start of winter. On this frosty occasion, we present 14 quiet, sparsely-arranged pieces – perfect for watching the snowflakes gently fall by the window with a hot cup of tea. Photo: Greg Rakozy (

Wether political scandals or the current measures to combat the Covid pandemic: the alpine state is currently an indispensable part of the news. Photo: Thomas Def on Unsplash

The international cuisine is shaped by cultural traditions and natural resources, the variety of recipes seems colourful and limitless. Photo: Maarten van den Heuvel (

Even after the election campaign, the competitive housing market will remain a constant topic in politics and the media. Suitable music on topics such as gentrification, social hot spots, economics and political discourse can be found here. Photo by Vita Marija Murenaite on Unsplash

Virtual reality, or VR for short, is the representation and simultaneous perception of reality and its physical properties in a real-time, computer-generated, interactive virtual environment. Photo: Martin Sanchez (

Equality as an expression of social justice leads to equal participation in personal development opportunities. In this way, gender equality also creates the freedom and social space to realize individual life plans. Photo: Priscilla Du Preez (

World Religion Day takes place in January every year. It was established in 1950 by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'i of the United States. World religions are Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, Sikhism, Judaism, Bahai, Confucianism and Shinto. World Religion Day reminds us that everyone has the right to exercise their religion freely. It also emphasizes the similarities between the religions.

In the first half of 2022, France will assume the EU Council Presidency, which rotates every six months. While many specific EU issues have yet to be defined, some are already on the horizon, including the revision of the EU budget rules in the form of the Stability and Growth Pact. There will also continue to be a lot of focus on climate issues, human rights and digitization. Photo by Christian Lue on Unsplash

Saint Lucy's Day is a Christian feast day observed on 13 December. The observance commemorates Lucia of Syracuse, an early-4th-century martyr who according to legend brought food and aid to Christians hiding in the Roman catacombs. The Day is celebrated most widely in Scandinavia and in Italy. In Scandinavia, where Lucy is called Santa Lucia, she is represented as a lady in a white dress and a red sash, with a crown or wreath of candles on her head. Photo by Rebeca G. Sendroiu on Unsplash

The world exhibition Expo 2020 will take place in Dubai from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 under the motto “Connect thoughts, create the future”. The reason for the postponement was the effects of the global corona pandemic. 190 participating countries contribute exhibits on the key topics of sustainability, mobility and opportunities. Photo by Safdar Hussain on Unsplash

Sharing economy refers to companies, platforms and communities that enable shared use of completely or partially unused resources. The terms collaborative consumption and collaborative economy are also used in English-speaking countries. Features of this practice are collaborative consumption, collaborative production, collaborative finance, open and freely accessible knowledge, and horizontal and open administrative structures.

The Australian Open is the first of the four Grand Slam tournaments of the year. The tennis tournament has been held in Melbourne in January since 1987. In 2022, it will take place from January 17th to 30th. Photo: Darko Nesic on

Catch the sun, enjoy the evening, meet friends and spend a relaxing time together; in short: Open Air! Due to the persistent temperatures and existing hygiene and distance rules, events take place in the open air at every free corner. Photo: Krisztina Papp (

Whether alone, as a couple, with friends and family: the long-awaited vacation time is finally just around the corner! Pack your suitcase and head for the sun. Photo: Ibrahim Rifath (

E-mobility is taking up more and more space today. Electromobility describes the mobility of people and goods in geographic space with the help of electric drives. Photo: Waldemar Brandt (

Breaking news is the name given to messages about the latest events or states of importance. In doing so, political issues from all countries often come into focus. Photo: AbsolutVision (

Scripted Reality, Script Documentation, Pseudo Documentation or Pseudo Documentation Soap is a genre of reality TV in which the documentation of real events is simulated. The scenes are played by actors (mostly amateur actors) according to directional instructions (script). Photo: Jon Tyson (

The number of church exits has been increasing sharply across Europe for several years. Photo: Akira Hojo (

Mild temperatures and many hours of sunshine ensure endorphins and spring fever. Photo: mvp (

They explain complex scientific content in an understandable and entertaining way: Science influencers are the new stars on social media. Photo by ThisisEngineering RAEng on

The stock exchange is a market for standardized trading objects organized according to certain rules.

A vaccination, also known as a protective vaccination, vaccination or vaccination, is the administration of a vaccine with the aim of protecting against a (communicable) disease. It is used to activate the immune system against specific substances. Vaccinations were developed as a preventive measure against infectious diseases. Vaccinations are currently available against a wide variety of viral and bacterial infectious diseases. Photo: Azazello BQ (

The cold season has not only found its way into our four walls, but also into our wardrobes. Hats, scarves and gloves have become an indispensable part of daily walks. After a day in the cold, you can look forward to a warm bathtub, cozy cuddles and a hot tea. Photo: Andrew Ridley (

TV formats in which the participants are looking for the love of their lives have been trendy for several years. Whether on islands, farms or in the classic studio: flirting has no boundaries here. Image: Debashis RC Biswas on

The 1990s: a decade that is slowly but surely celebrating its comeback. Vintage clothing, jogging suits, Vokuhila's and tattoo collars are just a few of the things that are popping up again and again in hip and independent neighborhoods. The music from 30 years ago also creates a well-known and unforgettable hype with fresh remixes and newly mastered versions. Photo: Lorenzo Herrera (

Silicon Valley in the southern San Francisco Bay Area in California is home to numerous start-ups and global technology companies. Apple, Facebook and Google are among the best known. Here are also institutions specializing in technology around Stanford University in Palo Alto. NASA's Computer History Museum and Ames Research Center are in Mountain View, while the Tech Museum of Innovation is in San Jose. Photo: Marius Ciocirlan (

Extreme sport is the approach to extreme sporting limits. For extreme athletes, this means an extraordinary technical, logistical, physical or psychological challenge, which is usually associated with high risks. Photo: Hu Chen (

The ongoing threat from the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting our everyday lives. Measures such as thorough hand washing, wearing masks and regular disinfection of your own hands help to minimize the risk of infection for yourself and others. Photo: unitednations (

Tidying up, restructuring, mucking out: in short, about organization. With the right instructions and a good plan, new tasks can usually be completed in no time. Leaving old burdens behind you not only frees you mentally, but also creates more space for free thoughts, new goals and perhaps one or the other new piece of furniture or clothing. Photo: Kelly Sikkema (

Escape rooms have been very popular for several years. Playing is about solving puzzles in the team so that you can gradually work your way out of a locked room. Escape games are also offered as a board game and in virtual forms. Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash

Gardening is currently more popular than ever. Whether in the home garden, on the balcony or in the rented allotment: growing your own fruit and vegetables is back in vogue. And with it the awareness of the origin and regionality of the food. Photo: Elaine Casap (

Grilling or roasting over an open fire is an original method of cooking food - it only requires control of the fire and does not require any cookware. Barbecuing is one of the world's most popular social pastimes, especially at summer temperatures. Photo: Daniel Hooper (

Influencers are people who regularly publish content (text, images, audio, video) on a topic. To do this, they use internet-based communication channels such as blogs and social networks such as Instagram or YouTube. They stand out from the mass of social media users because their activities achieve long reach and thus have a high influence on their followers. Photo by Pocky Lee on Unsplash

The term artificial intelligence (AI) describes - in very simple terms - the attempt to transfer human thinking and learning to computers and thus to give them intelligence. Photo by Frank V. on

Whether road bike, e-bike or the good old Dutch bike: cycling is an ideal way to do sports and protect the environment in good weather! Photo: Tiffany Nutt (

For days now, thousands of people have been protesting police violence and racism in the United States. The riots have now reached numerous major cities. Photo by Vince Fleming on Unsplash

Not only since the Covid 19-related retreat into one's own four walls, DIY and home improvement have been very popular with many people. Photo: Nick Karvounis (

Almost every day new conspiracy theories are heard and some are persistent. They all try to explain a state, an event or a development through the targeted, conspiratorial work of a mostly small group of actors for an often illegal or illegitimate purpose. Photo by Tom Radetzki (

Podcasts have enjoyed increasing popularity for years. They provide information on all imaginable topics in an entertaining way. Photo by CoWomen on Unsplash

In times of change and uncertainty, it is important to practice self-care and to lead a mindful life. Photo: Georgia de Lotz (

For all the people who are (unintentionally) in the home office: This playlist creates a positive atmosphere in gray December.

Urban beats for reporting on youth and street culture. Photo: Hin Bong Yeung (

Asia is not only the largest continent in terms of area but also the most populous in the world. Numerous cultures and religions meet here.

Political excitement after the ministerial election in Thuringia, Germany. Internationally, political mistakes, secret collusion and corruption are also part of everyday business.

The countries of Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are collectively referred to as the Middle East or the Middle East. These countries lie between the Middle East in the west and southwest and the Far East in the northeast. Myanmar is rarely counted as part of the Middle East; instead, it is mostly assigned to Southeast Asia.

Fridays For Future is a rapidly growing social youth movement with millions of school strike participants every Friday. It was launched in August 2018 by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, calling for swift policies to tackle climate change.

The plans of the British prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle to withdraw from the royal family's obligations and to live financially independently in the future are currently causing excitement not only in the rainbow press.

Most people associate Australia with beautiful landscapes, unique wildlife and the fascinating culture of the Aborigines. Unfortunately, the continent is currently in the news mainly because of the devastating fires.

The past heat wave lets us feel the consequences of climate change. But instead of just sweating, let's ask one more question: How can we protect the climate? Enlightenment helps - every documentation supports the education; each of us can do something about climate change: with its consumption and everyday behavior. LET's do it.

Dark, dramatic and suspenseful tension orchestral cues & voices - orchestral hybrid & mixes - allow us to watch fascinating dramatic pictures - with pure emotion.

Slam Music Library combines classic African instruments with contemporary sounds. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Slam is predestined to build a bridge between the traditional and the modern. Photo: Eva Blue (

In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly designated September 15 as International Democracy Day. The aim of the day is to promote and defend the principles of democracy. Democracy is a political system in which the people have an essential, co-determining function. Photo: Hansjörg Keller (

Reports on nursing staff have increased in recent years. Not least because of Corona, the debate about underpayment, staff shortages and extreme working conditions has become loud. A profession that deserves more attention than applause. Picture: Marcelo Leal //