Stories about Western Europe from December, 2019
Comics fans in several southern European countries celebrated three golden jubilees in 2019: the 50th-anniversary publication of Italian comics series Alan Ford, the ‘Yugoslav Asterix’ Dikan, and Serbian magazine Stripoteka
"They asked for a warrant and in response [the police] put them down, tied their hands and beat them severely".
8 West African countries rename currency in historic break from France — but colonial-era debts persist
Changing the CFA franc to "Eco" does not change the fact that many West African countries are still locked in a legacy of debt to France in its colonial-era deposit system.
"A language is simply a world that you choose to live in. If you live in that world, you own its language."
Historians say that, without the help of Eastern European soldiers, Britain would not have beaten Nazi Germany.
Smaller NATO members like the Baltics know all too well the consequences of underestimating the threat on their eastern borders.