The UK has taken in more than 250,000 Ukrainian refugees since the start of Russia’s invasion in February 2022. The World follows up on the story of one of them: a young woman who fled to London alone in March of 2022.
Over the past two decades democracy has blossomed in Africa. But there is still a deep-rooted feeling among Western academics, policymakers and journalists that African democracies are not yet “the finished product.”
Berlin doesn't have many buildings with air-conditioning so people are looking for ways to cool off. One of the best is visiting an underground ruin from World War II.
In France, the dropout rate at public universities is high — only 40 percent make it past the first year. That's one reason the French government is overhauling its rules on higher education, but some say the changes "break the way universities work."
My Red Light in Amsterdam is almost entirely run by former or current sex workers. And it's designed to ensure that those who rent rooms there aren't being trafficked or exploited. But some maintain that the work itself is inherently exploitative.
In Germany, some right-wing groups blame the recent arrival of Muslim asylum-seekers for an apparent rise in anti-Jewish incidents. But others say that's only part of the story. They point out that anti-Semitism in 21st century Germany has been around for a while.
Right up until the day of the referendum, pretty much everyone thought Ireland’s vote on abortion this past Friday was going to be close. It wasn’t. Two-thirds of voters said "yes" to repealing the country’s constitutional ban on abortion.
Public health experts now say loneliness is a growing health threat. Amsterdam is taking the subject seriously.
The Beaufort Gyre, a key Arctic Ocean current that traps huge amounts of ice and cold freshwater, is behaving strangely. When it eventually discharges its contents, the event could begin a period of sharply lower temperatures in northern Europe.
The US isn't the only place dealing with divisive monuments related to slavery and a civil war. France is struggling with how to handle images on the street that many see as racist and offensive, including a sign that translates as "At the Happy Negro's."