Private Initiatives Take the Helm in Solving Europe's Shipwreck Crisis NEW
"With this project, we want to draw attention to the fact that it shouldn't be our aim - but that of the EU."...
Protests, Violence and Teargas as the Billion Euro Expo Kicks Off in Milan NEW
Milan turned into a battleground as it kicked off the global fair EXPO2015. With students protesting, some masked groups turned violent clashing with police, vandalizing city property and shops.
Following Hundreds of Deaths at Sea, a ‘Die-In’ in France Calls for EU Migrant Reform NEW
The number of migrants killed while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe have increased dramatically. Still the European Union's priorities don't seem to be about saving lives.
Eritrean Man Recalls Near-Death Journey Across Mediterranean, Says He Wouldn't Do It Again NEW
"We are not trying to make our lives better, just sleep in a better bed...it’s a basic question about basic human rights," says Daniel Habtey.
Millions of People Around the World Commemorate the Armenian Genocide NEW
Millions of Armenians and supporters around the world commemorated the Armenian Genocide Centennial.
Angola: Award-Winning Journalist Faces Trial Over ‘Blood Diamonds’ Investigation NEW
Jonathan McCully contributed to this report. Last month, Rafael Marques de Morais was awarded the Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Award for Journalism for his “impactful, original, and unwavering investigative journalism” i...
What Do Africans Think of the Film ‘Timbuktu’ About Life Under Islamic Militants? NEW
In Africa, opinions are divided on the Mauritanian film "Timbuktu." Some love it, others think external factors are the reason for its success.
Lesbian Fleeing Persecution in Cameroon Finally Receives Asylum in Spain NEW
Although Spain is one of the world's more tolerant countries in regards to LGBT rights, its governmental institutions are not as inclined to granting asylum.
In Finland's ‘Open Prisons,’ Inmates Have the Keys NEW
How did Finland move from having the highest incarceration rate in Europe to having one of its lowest? Part of the answer lies in its open prisons.
France Launchs National Campaign to Curb Racist and Anti-Semitic Acts NEW
On April 17, the French government unveiled a national campaign to combat racism and anti-Semitism in France. The objective of the campaign is to fight all prejudices, raise awareness and get citizens engaged in the conversation. One hundred euros wi...
The European Union Won't Give e-Books Reduced VAT NEW
On March 5, 2015, the European Union Court of Justice ruled that the reduced value-added tax (VAT) established for printed books should not apply to digital books, considering everything distributed or delivered electronically or via Intern...
Inside Amsterdam’s ‘New University’ Student Occupation NEW
Journalists and photographers Roberto Pizzato and Nicola Zolin offer a glimpse behind the scenes of the "New University" movement's two-month student occupation at the University of Amsterdam.
Another Shark Attack Claims a Teenage Surfer on Reunion Island, Post-Attack Policy in Effect NEW
A 13-year-old boy was killed by a shark on April 12 near Les Aigrettes on Reunion island. Elio Canestri was a promising surfer and a member of the local surfing club. The local community is shocked by the tragic news. A Facebook page was set up...
#JesuisKenyan Trends in Francophone Social Media to Show Support for Garissa Victims NEW
147 people were killed by gunmen on the campus of Garissa University in Kenya. The world and specifically the french speaking world after Charlie Hebdo, shows support to the victims...
Nicaraguan Mother Recovered Her Child Detained At German Embassy in Managua NEW
Ximena Gutiérrez, a Nicaraguan mother, recovered her child who was detained by his father at the German Embassy in Nicaragua. Arun was taken to the Embassy's office in Managua by his father, a German citizen. Considering the unwillingness to l...
Eerie Similarities Between Germanwings Tragedy and Argentinian-Spanish Film ‘Wild Tales’ NEW
More than once, screenwriters have found inspiration in reality for their fiction. This time, it seems reality was inspired by fiction. The news that the co-pilot of German airline Germanwings‘ Flight 9525 is suspected of intentionall...
German Company's Videos Imagine Modern Women as Passive and Dependent NEW
Women in Germany are outraged over one insurance company's videos explaining different types of policies, in which women are described as passive and naive — a role more in line with the expectations of the 1950s than 2015. Birte...
Balloons Released in Brussels in Support of Jailed Iranian Student Hamid Babaei NEW
Ever since the tribulations of Hamid Babaei and his wife began, his classmates at Liège and in Brussels have shown them unrelenting solidarity.
Are These Wild Ideas Our Last Hope for Saving Africa's Rhinos? NEW
From fake horns to relocation, today’s wildlife protectors are enlisting new — and often unproven — strategies to save endangered species.