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There's a Dutch Christmas tradition where people dress up as the helpers who accompany the Netherlands' version of Santa Claus. They're known as Black Petes. According to folklore, Black Petes are Moors from Spain and when people dress up as them, they often daub their faces with black paint. And therein lies the problem. Keith Walker speaks with DW's Stefan Bos about moves to end the practice.
The head of the Paris region says she wants to give €500 to residents who buy e-bikes. The Paris region — with over twelve million inhabitants — is one of the most populous in Europe. If the scheme gets off the ground it will be one of the most ambitious pro-bike schemes yet. This report from John Laurenson in Paris.
While Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz both supported calls for a unity government, they disagreed on who should take charge. The second Israeli election of the year has left the country in a political deadlock.
Over the past 30 years, droughts have become more intense and frequent in Somalia. This year alone, 100,000 Somalis were displaced by drought, according to humanitarian aid organization Norwegian Refugee Council. Many Somalis have fled to neighboring Kenya. Andrew Wasike went to the Dadaab refugee camp to talk to Somalis who say climate change has forced them out of their homes.