Human Welfare

Croatia backs treaty on women despite right-wing protests

Apr 13, 2018

Croatian lawmakers approve international treaty on women's rights that has triggered fierce opposition and protests from right-wing groups and the Catholic church

Hungary's pro-migrant groups seen as targets after election

Apr 10, 2018

A day after it won an overwhelming election victory on an anti-migration platform, the right-wing populist party of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said it would limit the ability of civic groups to help migrants and refugees

The Latest: Election monitor says Hungarian govt ads unfair

Apr 9, 2018

An international election monitor says 'excessive' spending by the Hungarian government on ads which closely echoed the election campaign of the prime minister were not fair to other parties

The Latest: Poland welcomes victory of anti-migrant Orban

Apr 9, 2018

Polish officials are welcoming the overwhelming electoral victory of Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban, with one official in Warsaw calling it a confirmation of Central Europe's "emancipation policy."

Albanian opposition blocks roads in anti-government protest

Apr 5, 2018

The opposition has blocked Albania's four main highway junctions in an anti-government protest accusing it of links to organized crime and of increasing both taxes and poverty

EU-Turkey summit: Erdogan hopes tough period in the past

Mar 26, 2018

Turkey's Erdogan says EU membership remains 'strategic goal' despite stalled talks

UN: Conflict, drought bring 'acute' hunger to 124 million

Mar 22, 2018

UN: Conflict and drought bring 124 million to 'acute' hunger in 2017

Mayor of Cypriot beach town says boorish tourists unwelcome

Mar 15, 2018

The mayor of one of Cyprus' premier tourist hotspots says police patrols will be stepped up this summer to keep in check boorish visitors who give his town a bad name

Pope decries fears of globalization; barriers for foreigners

Mar 11, 2018

Pope Francis has rejected the branding of foreigners and poor people as enemies as he honored volunteers with a Catholic lay organization that helps Syrian war refugees reach Italy

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

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