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· November, 2018

Stories about Western Europe from November, 2018

British national urges UK to ban Chinese state TV over role in forced confession

The complaint was filed mere weeks before's CCTV's opening of its European hub in Chiswick Park in London.

On contemporary art in the Balkans: An interview with Jon Blackwood

"When so many citizens have to focus so much of their effort on just survival, it’s little surprise that people have lost the habit of going to art galleries..."

How do non-native residents of the Netherlands view Zwarte Piet, St. Nicholas’ blackface servant?

“I understand Dutch affection for Zwarte Piet is born out of a warm, and well-meaning Christmas tradition. But I cannot excuse it.”

Meet the people saving a 12,000 year-old forest from being turned into a coal mine

The Hambach Forest has existed since the ice age. Since 2012 activists have been occupying what's left of the forest, determined to save it and end coal mining in Germany.

Sarajevo awards honorary citizenship to UK heavy metal star Bruce Dickinson

Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickenson is granted honorary citizenship for the moral support he gave the people of Sarajevo during a 1994 visit to the besieged city.

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