A museum dedicated to all things marijuana was inaugurated in Montevideo, Uruguay. The government legalized the cultivation and sale of marijuana in 2013 in a bid to create the world's first regulated, legal national marketplace for pot. The goal was to fight rising homicide and crime rates associated with drug trafficking in the South American country.
Niger has become a classic transit country for refugees from west Africa on their way to Europe. Via bus stations in Mali and the north of Niger, migrants pay smugglers to help them get to Libya and finally reach the Mediterranean coast. But recently, an increasing number of migrants on the journey have been turning around and heading home.
Supporters of the "No" campaign in Italy's constitutional referendum took to the streets in Rome to celebrate after Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced his defeat and that he would hand in his formal resignation. The majority of citizens voted against proposed constitutional reforms.
Latvia is paying close attention to potential geopolitical developments. The Latvian parliament passed a budget that will see the country's spending on defense rise up to the magic NATO number of 2 percent in 2018. "This is not going to be another Ukraine," said Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics.