Human Welfare

Italy stems immigration, short on aiding indebted sex slaves

Mar 7, 2018

Italy has been successful in curbing immigration, but largely failed to help migrants trafficked as sex slaves

Napoli forward Mertens does charity work in Naples

Mar 2, 2018

Dries Mertens does more for Naples than just score goals for the city's soccer team

Belgian mayors force homeless to shelters as cold threatens

Feb 27, 2018

As a cold snap grips Europe, authorities in the Belgian capital Brussels have begun forcing homeless people off the streets and out of subzero temperatures

The Latest: Greece jails Palestinian over migrant smuggling

Feb 20, 2018

A Greek court in the northern city of Thessaloniki has convicted a Palestinian man of running a major migrant-smuggling ring and sentenced him to 13 years in prison

Hungary's Orban steps up crackdown on critics before vote

Feb 16, 2018

Hungary's prime minister is stepping up efforts to silence civic group critical of his government ahead of April elections which will likely result in his third consecutive term

'10,000 homeless migrants' in Italy as election nears

Feb 8, 2018

A humanitarian group says there are some 10,000 homeless migrants in Italy, deserving of housing while their asylum bids are being processed but instead living in makeshift settlements, occupying abandoned buildings or out in the open

Bib campaign against sex abuse captures US skiers' attention

Feb 2, 2018

Bib campaign against sexual abuse prompts some serious reflection from the most successful athletes on the U.S. Ski Team

Movie star Jolie working with NATO to combat sexual violence

Jan 31, 2018

Movie star Angelina Jolie says she and NATO's chief have agreed on ways to help the military alliance better combat the use of sexual violence against women and children in conflict zones

Stricter liquor rules give Lithuanians a severe hangover

Jan 29, 2018

Lithuania's new liquor law has increased the legal drinking age from 18 to 20, banned alcohol advertising and drastically curtailed the opening hours of liquor stores

Pope reaches out to familiar Ukrainian Catholic community

Jan 28, 2018

Pope Francis has hailed immigrant women who care for Italians' elderly and children and paid tribute to Catholics who perished because of their faith while Ukraine was under Soviet rule

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