Human Welfare

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

Parents of Wisconsin teen who died in Rome come for trial

Sep 21, 2018

The parents of a 19-year-old Wisconsin student whose body was found in the Tiber have come to Rome for a homeless man's manslaughter trial

EU looks to Egypt, Africa for help with migrant challenge

Sep 20, 2018

EU leaders agree to enter talks with Egypt to help stem the flow of migrants entering Europe from Africa and have offered to step up economic cooperation and the prospect of a high-profile summit in Cairo as incentives

Hungary: Court cuts Syrian's sentence over migrant riot

Sep 20, 2018

A Hungarian appeals court has lowered to five years from seven the prison sentence of a Syrian man convicted of entering Hungary illegally and of complicity in act of terror for throwing rocks at police during a 2015 border riot

Purged NATO officer speaks out after escaping jail in Turkey

Aug 30, 2018

After more than a year in prison in Turkey, a former naval officer posted to NATO fled the country and a potentially heavy sentence for crimes he says he did not commit and has decided to tell about his ordeal

Pope apologizes for 'crimes' against Irish women, babies

Aug 27, 2018

Pope Francis issued a sweeping apology Sunday for the "crimes" of the Catholic Church in Ireland, saying church officials didn't respond with compassion, truth or justice to the many children and women who were abused over generations

The Latest: UN refugee chief urges long-term EU solution

Aug 26, 2018

The United Nations' refugee agency says it's relieved that the latest Mediterranean Sea standoff over migrants is over, but wants Europe to establish procedures for getting people rescued from the water onto dry land

Italy: Catholic church, Albania, Ireland to take migrants

Aug 25, 2018

Italy says the standoff over migrants it had blocked aboard a coast guard ship has ended

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