The move to postpone Catalonia's independence has not done much to calm tensions in the region. DW reporter Christopher Bobyn meets with a regional MP who supports independence, and a young man who favors a united Spain.
Christopher Bobyn reports from the frontline in Donetsk and in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, where young men and women are volunteering to fight in Ukraine's war.
The Loch Ness Monster is one of our most enduring myths. People have sought to uncover ol’ Nessie’s secrets for 1,500 years. But only one man has devoted his life to learning the truth … and living alone in a van by the loch to do so. Meet Steve Feltham, Nessie’s full-time watchman since 1991.
It’s one thing to build a model airplane as a kid, but to recreate an entire World War II fighter plane (that flies!) piece by piece? That’s some real DIY magic. When Martin Phillips, an English tool shop owner, received a single rivet from a WWII Spitfire as a 40th birthday gift, it changed his life. His challenge: to rebuild the iconic aircraft from the one piece. Amazingly, he did it.
Featured on the Guardian Middle East Blog - While over 65,000 Syrian refugees are officially registered in Turkey, an unknown number of refugees, estimated by aid groups to be equal to those registered, are living outside of Turkish Red Crescent camps. They live in abandoned Turkish homes, or hastily prepared communal housing.
Bullfighting is a defining symbol of Spain. For Conchi Rios, it’s about artistry and expression. She’s one of the few professional female matadors in Spain and she’s up against a sexist industry.
Featured on the Guardian Middle East Blog - On August 4, 2012, the bodies of five Free Syrian Army soldiers who were killed in an ambush in Syria were brought over the border into Turkey to be buried near their families - refugees in the Yayladağı refugee camp.