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My Europe: The Roma need genuine educational opportunities

It was the end of communism that first paved the way for the integration of the Roma into Romanian society — in theory anyway. Before 1989, the authorities had practiced a policy of assimilatio...

Madrid apologizes over Epiphany video featuring blackface

The mayor's office in Madrid has apologized for distributing videos for the holiday of Epiphany that featured a white actor wearing blackface. The videos showed King Balthazar, one of the legenda...

Germany: Swastikas painted on ex-Chancellor Schmidt's grave

The grave of Helmut Schmidt, former chancellor of West Germany, has been desecrated by orange swastikas, police said on Saturday. His wife, Loki, is also buried at the same grave at a cemetery in the...

How big is the risk of terror in Europe, and from whom?

Anger is in the air in Europe. Across the political spectrum, observers see vitriol and prejudice burgeoning. In the past two months, lone perpetrators have committed a trio of fatal terror attacks, c...

French immigration bill causes uproar

Thousands of people were marching in the streets near Montparnasse train station in southern Paris on a recent Sunday afternoon. They were holding signs proclaiming their opposition to the "Darma...

Taiwan president welcomes Indian migrants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s president and government ministries rolled out the welcome mat to Indians after an initiative to increase the number of migrant workers from India spurred r...

Indians in Taiwan saddened by online racism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Indians in Taiwan have expressed shock and sadness after racism surfaced online in response to a government proposal that would allow for more Indian migrant workers in Ta...

Where do Europe's far-right parties stand on the Israel-Hamas conflict?

The days following Hamas' terror attacks in Israel seemed like a rare moment of unity in the European Parliament. Lawmakers from across the political spectrum gathered to condemn the violence and ...

France: Jewish-Muslim group fights rising antisemitism

The scene was a glimmer of hope in dire times. On a recent Tuesday morning, half a dozen young people gathered around a van on a parking lot in Ris-Orangis, a southern suburb of Paris. The vehicle wa...

Taiwanese American model says face modified with AI to look white

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese American model is accusing a fashion designer of uploading a runway photo altered with AI to whitewash her appearance. Shereen Wu, a 21-year-old fashion mod...

Nazi flags waved outside Taipei European School draw condemnation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two individuals waving Nazi swastika flags outside Taipei European School have drawn condemnation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and diplomats based in Taiwan...

Germany leads rising anti-Black racism in the EU — study

Racism against Black people has reached new heights in the European Union with reports of racial harassment and discrimination highest in Austria and Germany, according to an EU report published on We...

Populist right grows as counting underway for Swiss election

Switzerland's right-wing populists are expected to make gains after polls closed at the general election on Sunday. Concerns about immigration are among voters' top concerns, according to sur...

The French far right's 'outdated' definition of identity

The question of French identity sat at the heart of a play rehearsed at a theater in Sartrouville, a northwestern suburb of Paris, on a recent Tuesday afternoon. Half a dozen actors sat or stood on t...

Jon Fosse wins Nobel Prize in Literature

The Swedish Academy on Thursday awarded this year's Nobel Prize in Literature to Norwegian author Jon Fosse. The academy hailed his "innovative plays and prose which give voice to the unsaya...