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· March, 2017

Stories about Western Europe from March, 2017

The UK Is Among the World's Largest Suppliers of Weapons—and Is Making Arms Boycotts Illegal

As one of the world's largest weapons dealers, the UK routinely sells to countries with abysmal human rights records. It is now seeking to outlaw boycotts on Israeli settlement products.

For One Somalia-Born UK Citizen, Brexit Is a “Point of No Return”

"This is not the England I grew up in, the one I wanted so much to belong to."

In a Greek Refugee Camp: A Volunteer's Notebook

"As volunteers, we’re treated as though we’re not part of the story.... But whether we like it or not, we are part of the narrative and influence it, significantly."

A Century Later, Namibia Demands Justice From Germany for Its First Holocaust

In the early twentieth century, the German Empire committed a holocaust against 65,000 Herero and 10,000 Nama. A century later, Namibia is fighting for justice.

Here's Why This Election Year in France Is Completely Unprecedented

People feel that the future is bleak and that the old recipes of established parties are not working.

British Cruise Ship Destroys Pristine Coral Reefs in West Papua

"This damaged area could take hundreds of years to re-grow. Noble Caledonia need to take responsibility for this and help rebuild this reef!"

Reckless Diplomacy: Turkey-Netherlands #TulipCrisis Is Scary Viewing for Minorities in Europe

A rally, a crackdown and a diplomatic standoff that stands to benefit nationalist politicians in both countries, but almost no-one else.

France Sees Sharp Rise in Blocked and De-Listed Websites

Authorities have blocked or de-listed more than 2,700 websites in the fight against child pornography and terrorism, but with little oversight.

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