Refugees, migrants — or just humans?
No child is born refugee or migrant. No child is born 'illegal.' Children deserve care, safety and dignity.
Say hello to one of the strictest new smoking laws in the world
Europe’s poorest country is about to ban smoking almost everywhere, even in people's own cars.
Macedonia would change its name to settle a 24-year-old dispute with Greece
Then the Greeks could stop accusing the Macedonians of expropriating their historical culture.
EU says new border force needed to restore security amid refugee crisis
The EU unveiled plans Tuesday for a new border and coast guard agency that can intervene even without the host country's consent.
Even in election defeat, Europe's anti-immigrant movements are growing stronger
Some French Socialist candidates even had to pull out of the regional elections to prevent a National Front victory.
'Humanitarian superpower' Sweden struggles to house refugees as harsh Nordic winter looms
Sweden has taken in a greater proportion of asylum seekers than any other European country, and it's starting to get overwhelmed.
Remember 71 bodies found in a truck before demonizing migrants
That's the message from an Austrian police investigator, who adds: 'I hope and I wish that this incident will stay in the minds of people and decision makers.'
This Iranian asylum-seeker crossed an ocean for her daughter
'Will they welcome us? Do they like Arabs? How about Iranians? Does it make a difference?'
Paris attacks: The latest developments
The Paris attacks that killed 130 people have sparked sweeping searches, a maximum-level alert in Brussels and an intensified military operation against the Islamic State.
Russian thieves made off with a full bomb's worth of highly enriched uranium
Western spies say they have proof the thieves are looking for a buyer of that highly valuable material — and have been for the past 16 years.
United Nations urges countries not to demonize refugees over Paris attacks
'We are deeply disturbed by language that demonizes refugees as a group. This is dangerous as it will contribute to xenophobia and fear.'
Austria to build fence on Slovenia border in new blow to Schengen pact
Austria announced Friday it would erect a metal fence along its border with Slovenia, in a new blow to the EU's cherished open-border Schengen accord.
EU risks 'tectonic changes' as migrant flow swells to over 700,000
Europe's worst migration crisis since World War II risks triggering "tectonic changes", a top EU official warned Tuesday, as figures showed more than 700,000 newcomers have reached the continent's Mediterranean shores this year.
Sausages, ham cause cancer, red meat 'probably' too
Sausages, ham and other processed meats cause bowel cancer, and red meat "probably" does too, a UN agency warned Monday, in a potentially heavy blow for the fast-growing livestock industry.
Want to get high abroad? There’s a travel guide for you
It contains practical, foolhardy, and sometimes harrowing stories of the search for weed in the world’s unlikeliest corners.
School attack in Sweden motivated by anti-immigrant racism, police say
The attacker sympathized with Hitler and supported the country's far-right political party.
Why rich people in Austria want to live in housing projects
Vienna's affordable housing experiment is a social democrat's Shangri-La that Bernie Sanders could only dream of in the US.
Migrant backlog builds in Balkans after new diversion
Buses packed with migrants backed up on Serbia’s border with Croatia on Sunday, their passage to western Europe slowed by a new diversion through Slovenia.
Russia's military is muscling into the Arctic, where melting ice is freeing up resources
There's a whole other region where Russia and the West are jockeying for strength and wealth: the High North.
Croatia diverts migrants to Slovenia after Hungary closes border
Slovenia, a small country of 2 million people, says it will allow in as many migrants as it is able to register and accommodate and put the army on standby to aid the effort.
EU solution to refugee crisis: Pay Turkey to deal with it
Turkey has already taken in 2.5 million refugees, far more than anyone else.
A warning to the leaders of the rich world
Wealthier countries are not doing nearly enough to share the burden of taking in refugees, Amnesty International says.
Can a Nobel Prize open up Belarus?
Even before Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize for literature, there were faint signs of change for her closed country.
Austria held thousands of refugees in a squalid camp run by a for-profit company
Critics are chiding the social democratic country for supposedly mimicking America's private sector prison model.
When Europe closed the door: A week on the migrant trail
Thousands upon thousands of refugees, most of whom had fled war and traveled across a dangerous sea, arrived to find a very different Europe than the one they imagined.
Belarus' president has a 'Mini-Me' — and he came to the United Nations
Often called 'Europe's last dictator,' Alexander Lukashenko brought his 11-year-old son to the UN.
With air strikes, France says IS more important than Assad
It used to be that France said it wouldn't do anything, however indirect, to help Assad. But that was then.
Record migrant arrivals in Croatia as crisis deepens
In the past 10 days alone 65,000 refugees and migrants have arrived in the Balkan country, the interior ministry said Saturday.
The biggest obstacle to European resettlement may be the refugees themselves
It's not just that countries like Slovakia don't want refugees to resettle there — the refugees don’t want to go there, either.
The internet is crucial for refugee journeys — and for the smugglers who profit off them
It's one of the main reasons refugees rarely set out without a smart phone.
Official Europe is getting more radical. Here's what that means for the world
The fringe gains power and targets bulwarks like NATO and market economics.