There is no underestimating the role of the individual in lending the places we live a more generous face and feel. WorldLink columnist Tamsin Walker went looking for acts of kindness and solidarity in Berlin.
For many, giving money to a homeless drunk is taboo. But what if they were given money and a home where they could keep drinking? Tamsin Walker met some men who've been given just that.
Paris' mayor is planning to adapt part of the Hotel de Ville into a homeless shelter this winter. She is calling for all to chip in to provide a warm place for the estimated 3,000 people without a home of their own.
Though regarded across Germany as rude and rough, Berliners see themselves as direct but soft-hearted. Tamsin Walker went to find where the truth lies.
This month's news that Germany's crime rate has hit a 25-year low was met with claims of inaccuracy from the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party. Danger, Tamsin Walker writes, is often a matter of perception.
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