• Migrants arrives in the port of Messina after a rescue operation at sea on April 18, 2015 in Sicily. GIOVANNI ISOLINO/AFP/Getty

    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

    Published Date : Jul 21, 2015, 2:34 PM EDT
  • 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
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    In a historic speech to parliament, the French leader stated "We are at war." President Hollande called for an international coalition including the United States and Russia to join forces against Islamic State.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 16, 2015, 5:49 PM EST
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    Voters may simply have opted for familiarity over the volatility of a forced coalition government.Europe,elections,Justice and Development Party,Kurdistan Workers' Party,Peoples’ Democratic Party,Recep Tayyip Erdogan,Turkey,Erin Wright

    Published Date : Nov 04, 2015, 9:17 AM EST