EU poised to restrict passport-free travel

Feb 13, 2016

EU poised to restrict passport-free travel

European Union countries are poised to restrict passport-free travel by invoking an emergency rule to keep some border controls for two more years because of the migration crisis and Greece’s troubles in controlling its border, according to EU documents seen by The Associated Press. ...

Anti-immigrant vigilantes a polarizing force in Finland

Feb 10, 2016

Anti-immigrant vigilantes a polarizing force in Finland

Fierce-looking squads calling themselves the Soldiers of Odin have been patrolling Finnish streets in recent months claiming to protect locals from asylum seekers, but lately they’ve been challenged by an unexpected crew: smiling women serving up hugs. In the small town of Kemi, an ...

Feb 5, 2016

American serving as diplomat in U.S. can face trial, judge rules

A U.S. citizen serving as a foreign diplomat from the Dominican Republic is not immune from criminal prosecution in a United Nations bribery scandal, a judge ruled Thursday. U.S. District Judge Vernon Broderick said Francis Lorenzo can be prosecuted in a bribery case that ...

10,000 young migrants unaccounted for, EU police agency says

Feb 2, 2016

10,000 young migrants unaccounted for, EU police agency says

Authorities dealing with Europe’s migrant crisis have lost track of about 10,000 unaccompanied children amid fears that organized crime gangs are beginning to exploit the vulnerable youngsters, a senior official at the European Union’s police agency said Monday. Europol Chief of Staff Brian Donald ...