With a minimum of 30 days of paid leave per year, French people have the reputation of being on vacation all the time. During the summer months of July and August, parts of the country virtually shut down. So, what do they do with these cherished “congés payés”?
22 Oct 2021
Russian President Vladimir Putin orders a nationwide week-long paid holiday starting on October 30 to curb Covid infections amid record coronavirus deaths.
6 Feb 2021
With coronavirus cases soaring and hospitals at their limit, Germany is moving toward a stricter lockdown after Christmas. But the southern state of Bavaria has already gone ahead and imposed far-reaching restrictions on public life. DW had a look around in Nuremberg.
7 Jan 2021
Parts of the UK have entered a third lockdown due to the pandemic, with London's NHS frontline staff preparing for an "inevitable" coronavirus case surge following Christmas and New Year's Eve gatherings. DW reports.
5 Dec 2019
Christmas maybe a couple of weeks away, but it’s never too early to prepare for one of the busiest periods of the year. Here is a list of things to do to get ready for Christmas.