Aug 30, 2015

European trains to get more baggage and ID checks

European countries will increase identity checks and baggage controls on trains after American passengers thwarted an attack on a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris, France’s interior minister said Saturday. Bernard Cazeneuve said the reinforced ID and bag checks will be carried out on ...

German media, celebrities rally for refugees

Aug 30, 2015

German media, celebrities rally for refugees

Germany may have witnessed violent anti-refugee protests this past week, but the message from the country’s media and celebrities is a loud and determined welcome for people fleeing the horrors of war. “We’re helping,” Germany’s Bild newspaper splashed in large letters on its front ...

Europe's migrant crisis brings new death by land and sea

| Aug 29, 2015

Europe's migrant crisis brings new death by land and sea

Death and desperation mounted in Europe’s migrant crisis Friday, when Austrian police said 71 people appeared to have suffocated in the back of an abandoned truck and an estimated 200 people were feared drowned off Libya after two overloaded boats capsized. More than 300,000 ...

Russia court jails Ukrainian filmmaker for 'terrorism'

Aug 26, 2015

Russia court jails Ukrainian filmmaker for 'terrorism'

A Russian military court on Tuesday sentenced a Ukrainian filmmaker to 20 years in a prison colony on terror charges in a trial condemned by Kiev, Western rights groups and top film directors. Oleg Sentsov, 39, was convicted of masterminding arson attacks on pro-Kremlin ...