Berlin is known as the party capital of Europe. For many people, popping pills has become a normal part of a night out. Cracking down on the criminals who supply them is a challenge police face every day.
The controversial arrest of German author Dogan Akhanli by Spanish authorities on an Interpol warrant issued by Turkey has triggered questions about the international policing agency's modus operandi.
The powerful Catholic Church in the Philippines has raised its voice against the government's brutal war on drugs. More than 80 people have been killed by police in the last week alone.
Sanctions are taking their toll on the North Korean regime, which has allegedly resumed the production of narcotics to earn the hard currency required to advance its nuclear and missile programs. Julian Ryall reports.
Radical Islamists are more active in Barcelona than in most other Spanish cities. The reason lies partly in the autonomous nature of the government, and partly in the multicultural character of the city.
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