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Berlin museum centering on Germans expelled after WWII opens

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is opening a museum exploring the fate of millions of Germans forced to leave eastern and central Europe at the end of World War II, along with other forced displacements of the ...

EU foreign ministers mull increased sanctions against Belarus

EU foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg on Monday are set to increase the pressure on Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko by blacklisting dozens more supporters of his regime. German Forei...

Libyan guards accused of sexually assaulting minors

CAIRO (AP) — When Libyan security forces rescued her earlier this year, the young Somali woman thought it would be the end of her suffering. For more than two years, she had been imprisoned and sexual...

Pope on Myanmar: Houses of worship serve as neutral refuge

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday decried the suffering of refugees in Myanmar and pleaded that houses of worship be respected as neutral places to take shelter. He told the...

Opinion: Europe should listen more to Africa on migration

As we observe World Refugee Day on June 20, I would like to remind European and African governments of the need to genuinely work together in dealing with refugee and migration challenges facing the t...

Migration: Activists block Croatia-Bosnia border in demonstration against EU policy

Dozens of protesters temporarily blocked Croatia's border with Bosnia on Saturday in a demonstration against EU migration policies. What happened during the demonstration? Demonstrators waved s...

U.S. general: 'wildfire of terrorism' on march in Africa

TAN-TAN, Morocco (AP) — A senior U.S. general warned Friday that the “wildfire of terrorism” is sweeping across a band of Africa and needs the world's attention. He spoke at the close of large-scale U...

UN re-elects Antonio Guterres as secretary-general

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly unanimously elected Antonio Guterres to a second term as secretary-general on Friday, giving him another five years at the helm of the 193-member organi...

UN: Millions driven from homes in 2020 despite COVID crisis

GENEVA (AP) — War, violence, persecution, human rights violations and other factors caused nearly 3 million people to flee their homes last year, even though the COVID-19 crisis restricted movement wo...

World Refugee Day: How a Pakistani risked everything to reach Europe

Israr Ahmed Khan, hailing from Pakistan-administered Kashmir, decided to leave the region in December 2012 after realizing that his life was under threat due to his political activities. Khan had ...

Migrant family's presence on Greek island hints at pushbacks

VATHY, Greece (AP) — Around dawn one recent spring day, an inflatable dinghy carrying nearly three dozen people reached the Greek island of Samos from the nearby Turkish coast. Within 24 hours, refuge...

UN: Over 270 migrants rescued and detained in Libya

CAIRO (AP) — Over 270 Europe-bound migrants were rescued by a commercial ship near Libya's Mediterranean shores and handed over to the Libyan coast guard who sent them to detention centers, the U.N. m...

Groups to Canada: Prosecute alleged Guatemalan war criminal

MONTREAL (AP) — Two activist groups on Wednesday called for Canada's government to prosecute a man believed to be living in Canada who they say was involved in the massacre of more than 200 people in ...

MacKenzie Scott, citing wealth gap, donates $2.7 billion

MacKenzie Scott, the billionaire philanthropist known for her unexpected multi-billion dollar donations to charities and racial equity causes, announced Tuesday that she has given $2.7 billion to 286 ...

Burkina Faso: Amid growing instability, France signals it will reduce military presence

Burkina Faso recently witnessed one of the bloodiest terrorist attacks in its history. On the first weekend of June, armed men attacked the village of Solhan in Yagha province in the north of the Sahe...