Britain's anti-EU party UKIP riven with infighting

May 15, 2015

Britain's anti-EU party UKIP riven with infighting

A week after an election in which it won the third-biggest share of the national vote but just one seat in parliament, Britain’s U.K. Independence Party is tearing itself apart in spectacular fashion. First there was charismatic party leader Nigel Farage’s short-lived resignation, then ...

6,000 Bangladeshis, Rohingya stranded at sea

May 12, 2015

6,000 Bangladeshis, Rohingya stranded at sea

Hundreds of migrants abandoned at sea by smugglers in Southeast Asia have reached land and relative safety in the past two days. But an estimated 6,000 Bangladeshis and Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar remain trapped in crowded, wooden boats, migrant officials and activists said. With ...

Boy, 8, found inside suitcase at Spain border crossing

May 11, 2015

Boy, 8, found inside suitcase at Spain border crossing

Police found an 8-year-old Cote d’Ivoire boy hidden in a suitcase that was smuggled across the border into Spanish territory in North Africa, an official said Friday. A 19-year-old woman took the case through a pedestrian crossing from Morocco into the small Spanish-governed territory ...

'Abandoned' Hong Kong veterans take on Britain

May 10, 2015

'Abandoned' Hong Kong veterans take on Britain

Hong Kong military veterans who served in the British armed forces are going into battle against their former colonial ruler over their right to live in Britain. With some locals increasingly anxious about Beijing’s encroaching influence in Hong Kong, the veterans have become the ...

Four arrested in German raids on anti-Muslim 'terror' group

May 6, 2015

Four arrested in German raids on anti-Muslim 'terror' group

German police arrested four people Wednesday accused of belonging to a far-right “terrorist” organization that acquired explosives for attacks on Muslims and refugee homes, federal prosecutors said. The early morning swoops in five states occurred with the country already on edge after authorities last ...

U.K. politicians in final pitch for power before election

May 6, 2015

U.K. politicians in final pitch for power before election

Britain’s political leaders launched their last day of campaigning Wednesday for the most unpredictable election in living memory, which could yield no clear winner and weeks of haggling over the next government. With neither Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives nor Ed Miliband’s Labour expected ...

May 5, 2015

Australia chided over migrant labor abuse

Australia faced growing calls Tuesday to crackdown on the exploitation of migrants laboring in farms and factories after a television investigation claimed foreigners toiled in conditions akin to “slave labor.” Using footage from secret cameras, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation found migrants were being paid ...