August 2017

A refugee sits on the rescue ship "Aquarius" in the Mediterranean Sea. The humanitarian aid organisation Doctors without borders and SOS Méditerranée rescue refugees that are denied entry to the European Union on all other routes, bringing them to Italy. Photo: Lena Klimkeit/dpa/archive
A refugee sits on the rescue ship "Aquar […]

Top EU leaders lay out plan to ID, grant asylum to migrants in Africa

Last year, Italy replaced Greece as the main destination for Europe-bound sea migrants. About 98,000 migrants have landed on its shores since the beginning of the year.
Passers-by leave flowers and candles at the spot where a French police officer was killed in an attack on the 20 April 2017 in Paris, France, 22 April 2017. The country heads to the polls tomorrow to elect its next president. Photo: Kay Nietfeld/dpa
Passers-by leave flowers and candles at […]

Paris tourism rebounds after terror attacks

Tourism is on the rise in France after two years of deadly terrorist attacks that hurt one of the country’s major economic motors.
SYMBOL IMAGE // German and Turkish football fans set their sights on the fan mile in front of the Brandenburg Gate on Wednesday (25.06.2008) in Berlin. He is a fan of the Turkish, the other of the German football team - no matter. They are tolerant. Photo: Gero Breloer/dpa/archive
SYMBOL IMAGE // German and Turkish footb […]

The Turkish vote: Germany’s largest minority loses trust in politics

As diplomatic spat between Germany and Turkey reaches new depths, so too might voter turnout among Germany's largest ethnic minority. But discrimination at home is as much to blame as foreign affairs.
Pope Francis waves to believers after the historic double canonization ceremony for past pontiffs Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII in an open air mass in front of St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican city, 27 April 2014. Huge crowds filled the square to see the two former popes declared saints. Royal dignitaries and heads of state were among nearly 100 foreign delegations in attendance. Photo: MICHAEL KAPPELER/dpa
Pope Francis waves to believers after th […]

Pope to governments: Legalize irregular migrants, don’t close borders

Pope Francis urged governments on Saturday to get migrants and refugees out of holding centers.