Millions of Syrians are wrestling with the tough choice to return to Syria after 10 years of civil war. In Turkey, the COVID-19 pandemic hit some Syrians so hard that they returned home, only to regret it.
Under a new policy that deems certain parts of Syria safe to return, some Syrian refugees now face deportation and, in some cases, family separations. The European Union, the United States and numerous human rights groups have condemned the decision.
The Danish parliament voted this month to stop issuing new leases for oil and gas exploration in the North Sea and end oil production by 2050, making Denmark the first major-oil producing country in the world to decide to phase out production.
On Oct. 20, Peter Madsen briefly escaped the country’s most high-security prison in Copenhagen — where he’s serving a life sentence — after taking a hostage and threatening prison guards and police with what appeared to be a gun and a suicide vest.
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