Human Welfare

Cyprus arrests Turkish Kurd terror suspect wanted by Germany

Mar 23, 2019

Cyprus' government spokesman says authorities have arrested a Turkish Kurd political refugee that Germany has launched criminal proceedings for "terrorist activities."

NATO, EU condemn Russia's 2014 seizure of Crimea

Mar 18, 2019

NATO and the European Union are condemning Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula five years after Moscow declared the region Russian territory

Donors pledge $7B in aid for Syria, refugees

Mar 14, 2019

International donors have pledged around $7 billion in aid for Syria and Syrian refugees who fled the conflict-ravaged country as the civil war enters its ninth year

Aid groups appeal for Syria funds as donors head to Brussels

Mar 12, 2019

Aid groups appeal for funds to help Syria recover from 8-year civil war that's driven millions from their homes

Italian populists launch welfare program for poor, jobless

Mar 6, 2019

Italy's populist government has launched its new minimum income welfare program

Happy Beer Day! Iceland marks 30th anniversary of end of ban

Mar 1, 2019

Icelanders are celebrating the end, three decades ago, of a sobering dry spell in their country's history - a ban on beer

Abuse victims: Italian law helps bishops dodge investigation

Feb 21, 2019

Advocates for victims of pedophile priests are pushing for Italy to revise laws that help bishops dodge accountability

EU border guard chief says 'no burning crisis' over migrants

Feb 20, 2019

The head of the European Union's border agency says there is "no burning crisis" right now in Europe due to migrant arrivals, but that more and more African people are trying to enter through Spain from Morocco

Pope seeks role for rural populations in addressing hunger

Feb 14, 2019

Pope Francis urged global decision-makers in both the public and private sector to help address poverty and hunger in rural areas, by creating channels so the local population can be "responsible architects" of progress

Rights expert: Hungary backsliding on women, refugee rights

Feb 11, 2019

The Council of Europe's human rights commissioner says Hungary is facing "many interconnected human rights challenges," including laws targeting civic groups, backsliding on women's rights and the systematic detention of asylum-seekers

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