Human Welfare

Pope visits factory workers, highlights the dignity of work

May 27, 2017

Pope Francis is making a one-day visit to the northern Italian port city of Genoa to meet with workers, poor and homeless people, refugees and prisoners

Europe rights chief says migrant laws push youth to crime

May 19, 2017

The chief of Europe's top human rights body says laws that impede migrant children from reuniting with their families or force them to leave when they turn 18 pose a "huge security risk" by potentially turning youths to crime and extremism

Venice Biennale taps artistic angst amid rising nationalism

May 12, 2017

With nationalism on the rise, political engagement is central to the artistic dialogue at the Venice Biennale, the world's oldest contemporary art fair that opens its six-month run Saturday

The Latest: Italy arrests Libyan man over migrant slaying

May 11, 2017

A Libyan migrant smuggler has been arrested in Sicily for his alleged role in the slaying of a migrant who failed to remove his cap when ordered

UN: Up to 245 missing after 2 Mediterranean shipwrecks

May 9, 2017

U.N. agencies say up to 245 migrants and refugees are missing and feared dead following two shipwrecks in recent days in the Mediterranean Sea

Prison sentence increased for Czech who attempted to join IS

May 9, 2017

A Prague appeals court has increased a sentence to six years for a Czech man convicted of an attempt to join Islamic State group militants in Syria

International donors pledge $6 billion in Syria aid

Apr 5, 2017

International donors pledged $6 billion in aid for war-ravaged Syria as the U.N. Security Council held emergency talks over a suspected chemical attack that killed dozens in a rebel-held province

The Latest: Hungary PM says detaining migrants serves Europe

Mar 28, 2017

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban says new regulations that allow for the detention of all asylum-seekers at border container camps serve Europe's security interests

EU commissioner calls on Hungary to comply with asylum rules

Mar 28, 2017

Hungary's new legislation allowing for the detention of asylum-seekers in shipping containers at border camps took effect Tuesday, with the European Union's commissioner for migration saying that it needs to comply with the bloc's rules

Juncker opposed to selective child support payments

Mar 24, 2017

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says he is opposed to Austrian and German initiatives to reduce state child support payments to workers from some countries with dependent children in their homelands

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