German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sept. 1 refugees should be distributed across the European Union according to member states' ability to receive them, as part of a strategy to cope with Europe's unprecedented migration crisis.
WARSAW, Poland - As a Catholic Pole, Elka should not even have been in the ghetto of Czestochowa, in southern Poland.
VIENNA - The legions of desperate migrants fleeing war and mayhem in the Middle East and Africa have long known they were risking harm from unscrupulous smugglers and death at sea to reach the safety of Europe. But it became shockingly clear on Aug. 27 that they now face the same dangers within Europe’s own borders.
Seoul has no intention of giving up its practice of conducting joint military exercises with the United States due to the sharply negative reaction of North Korea towards them.
BERLIN - Germany condemned fresh violence against refugees over the weekend after right-wing anti-immigrant militants attacked police guarding an emergency shelter for arriving refugees two nights in a row, injuring 31 officers.
DAKAR, Senegal - Lingering health problems afflicting many of the roughly 13,000 Ebola survivors have galvanized global and local health officials to find out how widespread the ailments are, and how to remedy them.
Pakistan said militants firing from Afghan territory killed four of its soldiers along the border on Sunday, as tensions continue to rise between the neighbours.
The world's emerging economies are allowing their currencies to slide in a quest to remain competitive, following China's devaluation of the yuan and the dollar's strength in anticipation of United States rate hikes.
A gunman overpowered by passengers on a train in France is known to European authorities as a suspected Islamist militant if the identity he has given is correct, France's interior minister said on Aug. 22.
Globalisation was supposed to tear down barriers, but security fears and a widespread refusal to help migrants and refugees have fueled a new spate of wall-building across the world, with a third of the world's countries constructing them along their borders.
Britain and Iran will reopen their respective embassies, four years after their closure when protesters angry over Western sanctions stormed the United Kingdom mission in Tehran.
Beijing has mobilised 850,000 residents to patrol the city to ensure security ahead of a huge military parade commemorating victory over Japan in World War II, state media reported.
BERLIN - The German parliament voted by an overwhelming majority Wednesday to back a third bailout for Greece, with Chancellor Angela Merkel spared a major rebellion of deputies opposing the aid.
All 54 people on board a Trigana Air aircraft were killed in a crash two days ago in Indonesia's Papua province, the latest in a string of aviation disasters in the Southeast Asian archipelago, officials said on Aug. 18.
The Pentagon plans to sharply expand the number of U.S. drone flights over the next four years, giving military commanders access to more intelligence and greater firepower to keep up with a sprouting number of global hot spots, a senior defense official said.
Poland's new President Andrzej Duda will visit Estonia next week to launch a campaign to push NATO to deploy more troops in the region, a senior source said on Aug. 17, amid fears of mounting Russian assertiveness.
At least 40 migrants have died in the hold of a boat off Italy as the European Union struggled to cope with 'the worst refugee crisis since World War II', with thousands making dangerous crossings to reach Italy and Greece.
MILAN - The number of migrants who died in the hold of an overcrowded fishing boat rescued on Saturday has risen to 49, the coast guard said on Sunday.
An Indonesian airliner carrying 54 people was missing Sunday after it lost contact with ground control while flying in bad weather on a short flight in the country's mountainous easternmost province of Papua, officials said.