Alcohol and drugs are officially forbidden in Iran. But every year, around 3000 people die of a drug overdose. The Islamic republic can no longer ignore the problem. Now, there are aid organizations that take care of the addicts.
Gangs and drug dealers are acting with impunity at Greek universities. A controversial law forbids authorities from entering state campuses and the government is refusing to budge. Anthee Carassava reports from Athens.
Germany's drug commissioner says that nicotine represents the country's biggest substance risk. She wants to ban outdoor advertising for cigarettes and tobacco, but some within her own party don't want to kick the habit.
On Monday, fresh US sanctions against Iran come into effect, the next salvo in its economic conflict with Tehran. The main targets are oil exports and the financial sector. Europe is having difficulty forming a response.
An already-reeling Iran is preparing for the United States to reimpose all pre-2015 sanctions. The European Union has declared a general intent to assist Iran, but concrete steps in that direction are not yet evident.
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