Human Welfare

Ruling: Italy violated Mafia boss Provenzano's human rights

Oct 25, 2018

The European court of human rights in Strasbourg has ruled that Italy violated the human rights of the late Mafia "boss of bosses" Bernardo Provenzano by maintaining strict anti-Mafia prison conditions in his last few months alive

Jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov wins EU rights award

Oct 25, 2018

The European Union has awarded the Sakharov Prize, its top human rights honor, to Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned in Russia accused of plotting acts of terrorism

EU looks to African nations, border control to stop migrants

Oct 18, 2018

EU leaders agree to push ahead with plans to boost cooperation with northern African countries and beef up the bloc's borders in an effort to stop migrants entering Europe

Hungary: Ban on living in public areas taking effect

Oct 14, 2018

A constitutional amendment that prohibits people from living in public areas takes effect Monday in Hungary

WFP chief says agency preparing for wave of Idlib refugees

Oct 12, 2018

The head of the U.N.'s World Food Program says the agency is preparing for a vast new wave of refugees likely to flee to Turkey if conflict breaks out in Syria's flashpoint Idlib region

Italy arrests mayor for allegedly aiding illegal immigration

Oct 2, 2018

The mayor of a small town in southern Italy that became a model for immigrant integration was placed under house arrest Tuesday for allegedly aiding illegal immigration, a move that brought a well-spring of support for the mayor

EU offers an extra $46 million to Palestinian refugee agency

Sep 28, 2018

The European Union says it's offering an extra $46 million to the U.N. Palestinian refugee agency to help educate children and provide health care in the West Bank and Gaza Strip

The Latest: Greek minister denies claims over migrant funds

Sep 24, 2018

Greece's defense minister is denying newspaper allegations his ministry mismanaged European Union funds for improving living conditions of migrants trapped in the country

Italy tightens eligibility for migrant protection

Sep 24, 2018

Italy's populist government is making it harder for migrants to be approved for humanitarian protection

Spain saves some 440 migrants; new crackdown on rescue boat

Sep 23, 2018

Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved over 400 migrants attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea

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