Sara Danius was the first woman to lead the secretive board that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature. Her removal from the academy, amid criticism from male members for her handling of the scandal, has sparked protests across Sweden.
In the struggle to deal with the explosion of abusive and hateful content on social media sites, Germany is staking out one of the most aggressive and far-reaching positions of any country in the world – and is being closely watched as a result.
Ahead of Sunday's parliamentary election Sunday, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is framing Hungary as a homogeneous Christian nation standing against a migrant tide. But the country's national identity may be proving hollow and fragile.
Gesine Schwan ran for president of Germany, led the German-Polish Viadrina University, and is one of the few remaining political activists of the generation whose lifespan parallels that of democratic Germany. Now, she keeps a keen eye on the crises that have blown up in both the European Union and Germany.
Britain, France, the US, and Hungary have seen upticks in anti-Jewish invective and assaults in recent years. The resurgence of overt anti-Semitism stems from both an awakening of repressed prejudice and a byproduct of anti-Zionism.
A girl looks through a window of a train parked at a railway station in New Delhi on April 20.
In Britain, small soccer clubs are facing eviction as developers vie to buy inner-city fields. Supporters say these clubs bring their communities together, with smaller ones in particular,doing so by providing an affordable experience for many.
A supermarket in the Netherlands is stocking its shelves with food waste – that is, products, including soaps and chutneys, made from discarded food items. The supermarket and 18 Dutch companies aim to tackle food waste through a new national program.
In Vienna, the left-leaning capital of the only western European country with a far-right party in power, welcoming immigrants can be a delicate balancing act.
Booksellers in Spain are using a digital tool built with 17th century 'Don Quixote' to recreate a banned book and protest censorship. In the digital age, banning books is 'ridiculous and anachronistic,' the Madrid Booksellers's Guild says.
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, French Gender Equality Minister Marlene Schiappa says 'There can be no lawless zones.' A new French bill will extend the deadline for reporting sexual assault, and establish fines for public harassers.