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· December, 2016

Stories about Western Europe from December, 2016

30 December 2016

There Were Many Bright Spots to Be Found Amid the Doom and Gloom of 2016

Here's a list of 41 Global Voices stories about the strength and creativity of the human spirit, proving that 2016 wasn't an annus horribilis through and through.

27 December 2016

Saudi Arabia Promises to Stop Using British-Made Cluster Bombs in Yemen

Saudi Arabia has promised to stop using British-made cluster bombs, which are prohibited by the Convention on Cluster Munitions, in its air strikes in Yemen.

Empathy Was All Around in 2016 for the French-Speaking World, Too

It would be a shame to ignore 2016's less publicized, but still important events, so here goes our look back at the good stuff this year in the French-speaking world.

22 December 2016

Morbid Propaganda in Macedonia Takes Aim at Western Ambassadors

"The xenophobia has terrible consequences, doesn't it? Therefore, please stop spreading it!"

18 December 2016

That Fake U.S. Embassy in Ghana Issued Real Visas for a Decade

For ten years, a U.S. embassy operated quietly in Accra, the capital of the West African country of Ghana. But the embassy wasn't an embassy at all.

12 December 2016

Possible Agreement on the Cyprus Issue Postponed Until 2017

Cyprus has been split in two since Turkish forces invaded the northern part of the island in 1974. Current negotiations are described as the “last chance” for a successful resolution.

A Guerrilla Campaign Is Spreading Warmth Around the UK—One Place Card at the Time

"We need to send a timely reminder that...to build a better future together every one of us has to feel we belong."

11 December 2016

Three Somali Journalists on Lesbos Hope for the Best—Asylum in Europe

Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis make up the majority of the refugee population stuck on Lesbos and other Greek islands. So the Africans there to seek asylum are often overlooked.

5 December 2016

Macedonian Election Campaign Started with Attempt of Identity Theft on Opposition Party

Upcoming parliamentary elections in Macedonia began with electioneering campaign tactics that were suspiciously sneaky.

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