Countries crack down on basic rights amid COVID-19 pandemic

World Mar 31, 2020

Countries crack down on basic rights amid COVID-19 pandemic

Soldiers patrol the streets with their fingers on machine gun triggers. The army guards an exhibition center-turned-makeshift-hospital crowded with rows of bunks for those infected with COVID-19. And Serbia’s president warns residents that Belgrade graveyards won’t be big enough to bury the dead if ...

Fears of coronavirus increase barriers against asylum-seekers

World Mar 7, 2020

Fears of coronavirus increase barriers against asylum-seekers

No entry, says Hungary. Not all at once, says Greece. Watch out, says Croatia — they might have the coronavirus. Thousands of asylum-seekers sit at the intersection of a pair of fast-moving news stories — a spike in migration in Europe and uncertainty about the ...

Princess Kako meets with Hungarian president

National Sep 21, 2019

Princess Kako meets with Hungarian president

Princess Kako, a niece of Emperor Naruhito, paid a courtesy call on Hungarian President Janos Ader on Friday to mark the 150th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries. Dressed in kimono, the 24-year-old younger daughter of Crown Prince Akishino, the emperor's younger brother, ...

Princess Kako leaves for 11-day visit to Austria and Hungary

National Sep 15, 2019

Princess Kako leaves for 11-day visit to Austria and Hungary

Making her first official overseas trip, Princess Kako, a niece of Emperor Naruhito, left Sunday for Austria and Hungary to mark the 150th anniversary of Japan's diplomatic ties with the two countries. The 24-year-old younger daughter of Crown Prince Akishino, the emperor's younger brother, will ...