Stories about Western Europe from May, 2016
"I don’t like selling beer because I have no job, but I need the money for sending [home to my family]."
More than 90 nations are converging at Mexico City's Zócalo. France is the special guest country.
"We hear little of those who resist, construct and reconstruct, in an increasingly difficult context," says activist, journalist, and Global Voices author Leila Nachawati Rego about her new novel.
Deborah Smith only started to learn Korean six years ago. Her translation of Han Kang's book "The Vegetarian" just won the Man Booker International Prize for fiction.
A malfunction at an oil refinery caused an oil spill in the Adriatic Sea off the coast in Croatia last week, wreaking havoc on the local environment and spreading panic.
It's been a long, dangerous journey, so Ali Jaffari first thought it was a scam when a Greek friend offered his family a room at a three-star hotel in Athens.
Opponents warn the dam will cause an ecological disaster, destroying rare ecosystems and farmlands important to the wine industry.
"Everything is dangerous when you're not prepared. When you are prepared and you have taken the right measures, there is less danger."