Big landlords that own more than 3,000 apartments in Germany's capital may be forced to sell their properties to the city as thousands of residents march over surging rents.
Microsoft President Brad Smith announced the company was pledging $500 million to address homelessness and develop affordable housing in the region.
Locals say they are being pushed out of the country's capital Lisbon as private developers transform houses into hotels and luxury flats.
In her New Year message, May said that in the coming year more schools and affordable houses will be build, and the country's natural environment will be enhanced for the next generation.
A number of housing companies are promoting ready-made roommates as an easy, affordable way to start in the megacity, but experts say the trend can jack up rents and displace underprivileged or those with a modest income.
A Chinese architectural firm is working with the Boston Innovation Lab to create an affordable social housing solution. The 'plug-in' homes are prefabricated and easy to put together.
The clashes were the latest example of tensions in Italy as the country deals with an influx of migrants. They quickly became fodder for political debate, particularly on the police handling of the incident.
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