• As the E.U. falls short in resettlement targets, the G.C.C. is playing no role-- but it should.Africa,Europe,Middle East,Greece,Gulf Cooperation Council,Illegal immigration,Italy,refugees,Saudi Arabia,Syria,Michael Lerner

    Migrants arrives in the port of Messina after a rescue operation at sea on April 18, 2015 in Sicily. GIOVANNI ISOLINO/AFP/Getty
  • Finland’s Niinisto (L) shakes hands with Russia’s Putin (R), June 16, 2015. ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images

    A row had erupted after Finland refused entry to Russian politicians for an OSCE conference.Europe,Finland,NATO,Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe,Russia,sanctions,Sauli Niinistö,Ukraine,Valdimir Putin,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jul 15, 2015, 2:32 PM EDT
  • Bulgarian military personal on the Bulgarian border with Turkey, July 17, 2014. DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images

    The country's top officials are targeting a one-third reduction of the informal sector.Europe,Boyko Borisov,Bulgaria,Smuggling,Turkey,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Jun 22, 2015, 2:32 PM EDT
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    Hungary’s announced strategy to build a 13-foot-high wall along the 110-mile border with Serbia in order to keep would-be migrants out has left some observers shaking their heads in disapproval.Europe,European Union,Hungary,Immigration,Serbia,Western Europe,Erin Wright

    Published Date : Jun 18, 2015, 12:34 PM EDT
  • Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras speaks during an interview to the radio station 'Sto Kokkino', in Athens, Greece, on 29 July 2015.

    P. M. Alexis Tsipras, struggling to contain a revolt in his Syriza party, said his government would not implement reform measures beyond those agreed with lenders.

    LAST UPDATE : Jul 29, 2015, 9:09 AM EDT
  • Protesters chant slogans in front of the Greek parliament in central Athens, on June 29, 2015. Some 17,000 people took to the streets of Athens and Thessalonique to say 'No' to the latest offer of a bailout deal, accusing Greece's international creditors of blackmail.

    Government mulling whether to accept an offer that would let Greece repay part of its debt.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 30, 2015, 7:51 AM EDT