Thursday, January 21, 2016
The tide of Middle East refugees should boost European economic growth over the short term, but their longer-term impact will depend on efforts to integrate them, the IMF said Wednesday.
The UK's Home Office said Wednesday it will probe asylum seeker housing in North East England over complaints that the properties' red doors identify them as targets for abuse.
A five-year-old girl and a woman died of cold on Wednesday as they tried to reach Greece by sea, as the flow of migrants heading for Europe resumed following a lull due to high winds, police sources said.
The family of a 10-year-old Muslim boy demanded an apology Wednesday after he was quizzed by British police for writing that he lived in a "terrorist" house instead of a "terraced" house during an English class.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Leading children's charities warned Tuesday that young refugees crossing through the Balkans were at serious risk from the bitterly cold weather and lacking adequate shelter in the snowy conditions.
Relief agency Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Tuesday denounced the EU's "catastrophic failure" last year to help waves of asylum seekers, demanding that safe transit corridors be provided for them.
Out of the OECD group of most advanced or emerging economies, Spain is the nation where inequalities have risen the second most -- far more than even crisis-hit Greece or emerging Mexico, aid group Oxfam said Monday.
An avalanche in the French Alps swept away a military unit training in the backcountry, killing five soldiers from the French Foreign Legion and injuring several others Monday, officials said.
Greece's shipping minister has criticized coastguardsmen who forced an alleged Turkish smuggler to look at the bodies of three dead migrant children who died crossing the Aegean.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
The United Nations' internal justice system has cleared a whistleblower who leaked information to French authorities in 2014 about a U.N. investigation into accusations that French soldiers in Central African Republic had sexually abused some children they were sent to protect.