The Netherlands is one of the richest and strongest economies in the euro zone. But, in recent months, the country has dipped back into recession as it tries to shave nearly $20 billion from its budget. It's forced some people living on the margins to seek assistance.
Fado is the music of Portugal and the center of the scene is the capital - Lisbon. One of the rising stars on the fado scene Portugal's capital is 27-year-old singer Carminho. Marco Werman tells us more.
The 42,000 plane trees lining France's historic Canal du Midi are being felled because of a fungus brought to Europe by US soldiers in World War II. Will the planes that decorate the streets of cities such as Paris and London share the same fate?
Fado is a musical style traditionally performed by women. But The World's Marco Werman introduces us to one an who embraces his role as "male fadisao" somewhat reluctantly and Portugal's António Zambujo has reasons for that.