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Refugees live in fear of German anti-foreigner protests

It’s an astonishing statement for a refugee from war-torn Syria, but Taher has had enough of the xenophobia he has experienced in Germany. “I want to return to Syria — very afraid here,” he said this week, speaking outside a refugee center in the small eastern town of Freital, which ...

Despite long odds, independent media battle on in Putin's Russia

Jul 30, 2015

Despite long odds, independent media battle on in Putin's Russia

Alexei Venediktov, one of Russia’s most prominent journalists, doesn’t go out without a bodyguard and doesn’t answer mobile phone calls for fear of being tracked. He has worried about security since someone left a chopping block with an ax in it outside his apartment ...

Jul 30, 2015

Russia vetoes U.N. Security Council proposal on MH17 tribunal

Russia on Wednesday vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that would set up an international criminal court to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine a year ago. The foreign ministers of the Netherlands, Australia and Ukraine attended a ...

Migrants storm Eurotunnel terminal again; one dies

Jul 30, 2015

Migrants storm Eurotunnel terminal again; one dies

One man died Wednesday in a desperate attempt to reach England via the Channel Tunnel as overwhelmed authorities fought off hundreds of migrants, prompting France to beef up its police presence. British ministers convened for emergency talks on the mounting crisis, as Prime Minister ...