Europe

Conflict

Western diplomats had 'no Plan B' for Yemen

The Americans, the British and the French closed their embassies in Yemen this week. Iona Craig, who lived in Yemen for years, says that while Western governments were concerned about safety, they were also showing their dissatisfaction with the Houthis, the group that overthrew Yemen's government.

Culture

How France used fashion to spread the message to vaccinate

In the 18th century, King Louis XVI underwent a highly controversial medical procedure: smallpox inoculation. To commemorate his new immunity, milliners in France concocted a new fashion. A historian says we need a gimmick like that today to help us through a measles outbreak.

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