Human Welfare

Trial opens for homeless man accused in US student drowning

May 8, 2018

The trial has opened for a homeless man accused of manslaughter in the 2016 drowning of a 19-year-old American student whose body was found in the Tiber River soon after he arrived in Rome for a summer study program

New hope: Armenia's young celebrate political changes

May 7, 2018

Political changes in Armenia, a poverty-ridden former Soviet republic, could bring back many citizens who fled to seek their fortunes abroad

Poverty-stricken Armenians pin hopes on opposition

May 3, 2018

Tens of thousands of protesters have been rallying in the Armenian capital for two weeks, eventually pushing Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan, who ruled the country for ten years, out of office

Donors pledge $4.4 billion in Syria aid, short of UN needs

Apr 25, 2018

International donors have pledged an estimated $4.4 billion in humanitarian aid for Syria and neighbors sheltering its refugees in 2018, falling significantly short of the more than $7 billion the United Nations is seeking

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

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