Human Welfare

Disputed policies on migrants are the top threat to EU unity

Jun 16, 2018

The diplomatic spat this week between Italy, Malta and France over who should take responsibility for more than 600 people rescued at sea shows that the biggest challenge Europe faces today is migration

Migrant aid ship on way to Spain as Italy draws deeper line

Jun 13, 2018

Italy escalates quarrel with France over migration, challenges Paris to take in more asylum-seekers and demands apology

The Latest: Merkel, allies head for showdown over migration

Jun 13, 2018

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is heading for a showdown with her conservative allies in a dispute over whether to turn back some refugees at the border

The Latest: US Navy confirms Mediterranean rescue operation

Jun 12, 2018

The Latest: US Navy confirms Mediterranean rescue operation; 40 people given care on ship

Italy's new leaders get tough on migrants; Spain steps up

Jun 11, 2018

Italy's new "Italians first" government is claiming victory after the Spanish prime minister offered safe harbor to a private rescue ship carrying 629 migrant passengers that both Italy and Malta refused to grant permission to enter their ports

The Latest: Italy: Today is turning point in EU migration

Jun 11, 2018

The leader of Italy's 5-Star Movement says the government's refusal to let a migrant ship dock _ and Spain's offer to take it instead _ marks a turning point in Europe's long migrant crisis

Migrants are saved, but stranded at sea by Italian politics

Jun 10, 2018

A private rescue ship carrying 629 migrants remains at sea after more than a day of not receiving permission to dock in either Italy or the small Mediterranean island nation of Malta

EU nations split over asylum; 112 migrants die in shipwreck

Jun 5, 2018

European Union countries remained deeply divided Tuesday over how to reform EU rules for managing the influx of refugees and migrants, as U.N. agencies reported an estimated 112 people died over the weekend when a smuggler's boat sank

Italy mayor halts school lunch after suspect food poisoning

Jun 4, 2018

The mayor of the Adriatic city of Pescara has suspended the public school lunch service as a precaution after some 80 children and half a dozen teachers were treated at hospital emergency rooms over the weekend for intestinal cramps, diarrhea and vomiting

Hungary: Aid groups ask government to drop anti-migrant bill

Jun 4, 2018

Hungarian civic groups are asking the government to drop its draft bill seeking to criminalize their work with asylum-seekers and refugees

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