Human Welfare

Cyprus, Greece and Jordan aim to bolster region's security

Jan 16, 2018

Cyprus' president says even closer cooperation with Greece and Jordan is essential in the fight against terrorism

Plot twist: Opera 'Carmen' altered in anti-violence protest

Jan 11, 2018

To show solidarity with female victims of male violence, an opera production in Florence has changed the finale, having Carmen kill Don Jose instead of being slain herself.

EU more unified on borders, but migrant divisions remain

Dec 15, 2017

European Union leaders ended a summit still deeply divided over what to do about the tens of thousands of desperate people stuck in limbo in camps in Italy and Greece even though they moved forward together to do more to stop migration at the borders

EU nations bicker over migration policy as summit opens

Dec 15, 2017

European Union nations are bickering over their migration policy in an east-west divide centered on several nations that refuse to accept refugee quotas

The Latest: Tusk distances himself from anti-migrant views

Dec 15, 2017

Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, sought to distance himself from the hard-line anti-migrant views of leaders in his native Poland, saying he would never speak about migrants the way they do

With unity in peril, EU leaders tackle refugee quotas

Dec 13, 2017

With their unity in peril, European Union leaders are set to tackle the thorny issue of refugee quotas at a summit on Thursday

Venezuela's opposition, prisoners win EU human rights award

Dec 13, 2017

The democratic opposition and political prisoners in Venezuela have received the European Union's Sakharov Prize for human rights

Freed prisoner witnessed radicalization in Egyptian jails

Dec 12, 2017

Irish man acquitted after 4 years of being imprisoned in Egypt says he saw dozens of cellmates become radicalized

Correction: Italy-La Scala story

Dec 8, 2017

Correction: Italy-La Scala story

Long-neglected 'Chernier' makes heroic return to La Scala

Dec 8, 2017

Umberto Giordano's long-neglected opera 'Andrea Chernier' has made a heroic return to La Scala for the season premiere, with long applause for soprano Anna Netrebko and husband tenor Yusif Eyvazov who sang opposite each other as ill-fated lovers

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