Europe

Amnesty: EU complicit in violence against refugees

European governments are complicit in the systematic, unlawful and frequently violent "pushback" and collective expulsion of thousands of asylum seekers to squalid and unsafe refugee camps in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Amnesty International charges in a new report. By prioritizing border control over compliance with international law, European governments are not merely turning a blind eye to vicious assaults by the Croatian police, but actually funding such activities. In so doing, they are fueling a growing humanitarian crisis on the edge of the European Union. (Photo Border Violence Monitoring)

North America

Yes, the Russians. Wake up and smell the vodka.

Amid disingenuous demands for the "evidence," all the political logic points to Russia being behind the hacks in an intentional strategy to throw the US election to Trump.

Europe

Bulgaria: protest mass arrests of migrants

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein expressed concern over Bulgaria's criminalization of migrants both leaving and entering the country.

Europe

Will Ukraine ‘go nuclear’?

NATO maneuvers in the Black Sea—just across from Crimea—come as Ukrainian lawmakers threaten to seek nuclear weapons if the West does not act against Russia.

Europe

Bulgaria protesters say ‘NOligarchy!’

Over the past 10 days, thousands of protesters have repeatedly taken to the streets of Bulgaria to oppose the interim coalition government of Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski.