Chronic Pain: Nele Is Hurting

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Ever since she was seven, Nele's legs and joints have been in pain. Every single day. Doctors still don't know why. Some think she is faking it.

Kenya: Mentally Ill, Alone and Forgotten

There is only one psychiatrist in Kenya per 500,000 people and the mentally ill are often locked up rather than treated. But there are paths out of the crisis.

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High School in Alabama: What Happened To You Guys?

A former German exchange student returns to the city where he attended high school a decade earlier. What he finds is a microcosm of the problems facing America.

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Financial Crisis: A System for the Elite

The financial crisis of 2008 was no fluke and today, little has improved. Bankers and investors are still driven by the same ideology that led us over the cliff.

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Financial Crisis: An oligopoly of giant banks

The chance for structural reforms of the banking sector was missed in 2008. We know what that means: When things get serious, we are all on the hook.

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Bucharest: City of Sighs

It's often said that Bucharest is ugly, loud and dirty -- and it is. But it's more than that. It's a city you can fall hopelessly in love with.

Sigmund Jähn: Why isn't This Man a Hero?

Forty years ago, Sigmund Jähn became the first German to travel into space. But he did so on behalf of East Germany. Is that why he isn't honored in today's Germany?

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Syria: The Return

Rubble where homes once stood. Death where life once flourished. Our author fled Syria as a young man. What would it be like to return now?

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European Union: Are We Still Good Europeans?

Simply retreating behind national borders is not an adequate response to the challenges of our time. Why the people of Europe have left the political elite behind.

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L'Italia si parla: "Italy Is Not Germany"

In Italy, some 70 people with differing political views recently met up for face-to-face discussions. They included Anna Albanese and Enrico Verno.

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Greece: "Ms. Merkel Could Be More Audacious"

Crisis in Italy, eurozone reform and the end of the Greek bailout program after eight years: Greek Finance Minister Tsakalotos says Germany needs to show more courage.