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.
A daily hustle to survive: This is the life of a Syrian refugee
The often unbearable existence of a Syrian refugee drives some to unthinkable acts.
If you want to help a refugee, here’s a great way to do it
Europeans show solidarity with refugees by sending their old bikes.
The pope wants Cubans to focus on themselves, but not too much
In his much anticipated mass in Havana, Pope Francis reminded Cubans that they serve people not ideas.
The Croatian government is moving refugees out of the country with startling efficiency
Croatia goes from trying to stop migrants entering its country to driving them through it. Not everyone is happy about it.
Over 4,500 migrants rescued off Libya in one day
Twenty-one rescue operations Saturday picked up more than 4,500 people off the Libyan coast, according to the Italian coastguard, as calm seas sparked a flurry of attempts at the perilous Mediterranean boat crossing.
Hundreds of migrants mass on Slovenia border
At the crossing point of Harmica, several dozen migrants faced off with a cordon of riot police on the frontier bridge, demanding that Slovenian police let them enter the country.
The latest danger for refugees to Europe: Minefields
More than 50,000 active mines remain in Croatia since the wars in the 1990s.
Croatia closes its border, but migrants keep coming anyway
‘These people are strong people, as you can see. They have been walking for kilometers and kilometers.’
Chaos in Croatia as police struggle to deal with huge flow of refugees and migrants
Interior Minister Ranko Ostojic said on Thursday that his country was 'absolutely full.'
Refugees race through a maze of European borders as doors close and rules change
The sight of tear gas and holding pens in Hungary sent a message to migrants and refugees: Find another way.
Slovenia plans to build up its units at the Croatia border, expecting a flood of refugees
The decision comes after the Croatian Prime Minister said his country would allow the free passage of migrants across its territory, many of whom have been diverted from Hungary.
Hungary arrested 174 people today under brand new anti-migrant laws
Harsh new laws punish 'illegal border-crossing' with prison terms of several years.
Responding to the same crisis, Denmark's voters turn right, Spain's go left
In the eyes of many Europeans, centrist parties have failed to deal with the continent’s economic crises and social challenges.
Why one child of migrants is defending Eastern Europe in the refugee crisis
An Estonian politician says the region is too poor to accept people in desperate need of homes, services and work.
Catholic communities ready to open their doors after pope's refugee appeal
It takes six to eight months to process an asylum application in Europe, sometimes longer. During this time, many refugees are in desperate need of a place to stay.
Here's an idea: Let the migrants stay with you
The pope and the Finnish PM have opened their homes. An Egyptian billionaire offered to buy an island to shelter refugees. Outlandish solutions, or right on the money?
Pope Francis calls on every European parish to take in one migrant family
The Vatican will lead the way, said the pontiff, announcing that its two parishes would take in two refugee families 'in the coming days.'
Austria, Germany open borders to migrants offloaded by Hungary
German authorities expect up to 10,000 migrants to arrive in Munich on Saturday.
Hungary says it will send buses to border for refugee marchers
A crowd of migrants police estimated at 2,500, including people in wheelchairs and on crutches, set off at noon Friday determined to get to the Austrian border 110 miles away.
Scientists have finally figured out why most farm kids don't develop asthma or allergies
Researchers have long known that growing up on a farm seems to protect children against allergies and now they know the secret, Belgian experts said Thursday.
How social media transformed the image of a drowned Syrian child into an iconic symbol
The world's paying attention now.
'My children slipped through my hands': Father of drowned Syrian boy
Abdullah Kurdi now wants to return to the Syrian city he and his family fled to bury his loved ones.