Stories about Western Europe from December, 2015
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"We hope as well that the global community does not forget the places around the world affected exactly by this epidemic. Afghanistan is exactly one of those places.”
"Most important are banana peppers soaked in vinegar, to give character and more flavour to the Biscayne sauce."
Poverty, practicalities and lack of awareness can complicate efforts to do so, experts at a conference on development and climate change in Benin concluded.
At this year's World Forum for Democracy in Strasbourg, tolerance for debate and differences of opinion left something to be desired.
"The challenges provoked by this influx of people who search for peace and happiness in Europe cannot be solved solely with financial resources."
Greece deported 49 people to Pakistan and Pakistan has sent back 30 of them, as the two countries find themselves on opposite ends of an ever-worsening refugee crisis.
"Let’s celebrate that #MexicoCityIsAFriendOfTheLGBTTTICommunity, yesterday an incredible event took place in our capital."