There are just a handful of countries around the world that give equal rights to same-sex couples, and many of them are in Europe. The UK and France have recently passed equal marriage legislation through their parliaments - though these bills have caused considerable controversy and led to heated public debate. Meanwhile, Germany mulls strengthening equal rights for gay couples.
Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, Spain and Portugal already allow gay marriage - though the situation further east in Europe is very different. Societies there are much less willing to recognize homosexuality, and gay couples sometimes fighting for basic human rights. DW looks at the issues facing same-sex couples across the continent.
Dmitry Medvedev's speech at the Munich Security Conference has cast doubt on the possibility of a peace agreement in Syria. Harvard Professor Nicholas Burns says the international community needs to stand up to Russia.
Russia must face consequences for aiding Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Human Rights Watch executive director Kenneth Roth told DW at the Munich Security Conference. Until it does, hostilities in Syria will continue.
Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic wants unified EU action on refugees. He says that if Austria and other EU countries close their borders to refugees, Serbia would be forced to reconsider its policies.
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