Human Welfare

The Latest: France's Macron says Brexit not really divorce

Sep 29, 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron says all the talk about Britain's "divorce" from the European Union has its limits as a metaphor for the political breakup

EU seeks to resettle more refugees from North Africa

Sep 27, 2017

The European Union unveiled a new plan Wednesday to resettle at least 50,000 refugees, the majority of them from northern Africa

Italian police find elderly bound to chairs in home for aged

Sep 27, 2017

Italian police have removed a priest who ran a home for the elderly after residents were found with their arms and legs bound to chairs, beds and sofas to prevent them from moving about freely

Ex-rebel Serb commander sentenced to 15 years in Croatia

Sep 26, 2017

A Croatian court has sentenced a former Serb paramilitary commander and Australian citizen to 15 years in prison for war crimes in the 1990s

Italy urges more patrols, punishment after spate of rapes

Sep 19, 2017

Officials are calling for increased police patrols and new laws to punish perpetrators after a spate of rapes around Italy

UN: Global hunger rising with conflicts, climate shocks

Sep 15, 2017

UN says global hunger on the rise again due to conflicts, climate shocks

EU migration chief says crisis over, border checks must end

Sep 14, 2017

The European Union's top migration official says extraordinary border controls inside Europe's passport-free travel area should not be extended because the refugee emergency is abating

The Latest: Turkey stops hundreds of Syrians on Black Sea

Sep 10, 2017

Turkish authorities say they stopped 313 migrants on the Black Sea attempting to reach Balkan countries in the last two days, suggesting the emergence of an alternative migrant route to Europe

The Latest: Woman gives birth after sea rescue off Libya

Sep 6, 2017

A Spanish humanitarian group says it has rescued more than 200 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea on smuggler's flimsy dinghies, including a pregnant woman in labor

EU court rejects Hungary-Slovakia appeal of refugee quotas

Sep 6, 2017

The European Union's top court has rejected legal action by Hungary and Slovakia to avoid accepting refugees, in a decision seen as a victory for countries bearing the greatest burden of Europe's migrant wave

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