Gerald Knaus is a founding member of the European Stability Initiative, ESI. He has been studying the plight of refugees and migrants since the Balkan Wars of the 1990s. We spoke to him about the challenges posed by migration and the UN migration ...
The conflict between Ukraine and Russia is re-kindling long-standing tensions. Have the two countries once again come to the brink of war?
The Hungarian state has made homelessness a crime. Anyone without a fixed address is sent to prison. That forces the homeless into hiding from the law. Aid organisations fear more will die in the winter cold.
Germany has ended coal mining. The people of the Ruhr see it as the bittersweet end to an era in their history. The pits were closed not so much for environmental as for economic reasons. Mining is no longer lucrative.
China will be hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics. So its athletes are getting winter sports tips from their Norwegian counterparts and putting everything they've got into bringing their skills up to Scandinavian standards.
Calabria's aging villages could use migrant families. But the Italian government is threatening to end the integration project. A mayor has even been placed under house arrest for helping refugees more than allowed.
Omid Nouripour was just thirteen when he arrived in Germany as a refugee from Iran. Today he is a Green Party member of the Bundestag. He speaks about the cruel impact that war has on a young life, how he came to view Germany as home, and the peop...
HIV is on the rise in Russia. But those infected are stigmatized and often insufficiently treated. In a country where the Orthodox Church calls for abstinence, many are scared to speak about their diagnosis.
Rising sea levels and hefty storm surges are threatening to contaminate the German island of Langeoog's freshwater lenses. Residents have accused the EU of failing to take sufficient action to tackle climate change.
Only a few kilometers separate Morocco from the Spanish coast. Smugglers use the route daily to run several tons of narcotics into Europe. 75 percent of all hashish consumed in Europe comes through Morocco.
Bulgaria is banking more and more on hydroelectric power. It's already authorized the construction of 300 new dams. But environmental organizations say these will destroy valuable ecosystems and still won't produce much electricity.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker denounced President Donald Trump's decision to refrain from further punishing Saudi Arabia for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Democrat Ben McAdams flipped a U.S. House seat in heavily-Republican Utah, defeating Republican U.S. Rep. Mia Love by fewer than 700 votes. McAdams, the Salt Lake County mayor, repeated his pledge not top support Nancy Pelosi for House Speaker.
A white Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi apologizes for complimenting a supporter by saying she would attend a "public hanging" if he invited her to one
President Donald Trump is railing against federal courts in the Ninth Circuit, describing them as 'very unfair' after a federal judge in Northern Calif. blocked Trump's emergency restrictions on asylum claims.
President Donald Trump defended his daughter, Ivanka Trump, over revelations she used a private email account for work in the White House and sought to downplay her email use from that of his former opponent, Hillary Clinton.
President Donald Trump defended his decision not to punish Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman or cut arms sales to Saudi Arabia for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. insisting it would be "foolish" to cut ties.
Germany is considered Europe's strongest nation, both politically and economically. Just like a century ago, it is viewed as culturally sensitive but ruthless when it comes to wielding power. How can it counter the fears of its neighbors and partn...
This summer, far-right extremists hounded migrants through the eastern German city of Chemnitz. Now, weeks later, locals remain divided over immigration. Some are actively fighting xenophobia, while others say they fear migrants.
Growing numbers of Croatians are moving abroad because of the country's ongoing economic crisis. The region of Slavonia is particularly affected. Many families have left, forcing schools to shut.
Spain's Galgos, or Spanish greyhounds, are bred for the rabbit hunt. But the less-than-fastest runners are often abandoned or killed once the hunting season is over. It is a common and cruel practice in Spain.
A Brexit deal has been reached by negotiators in Brussels and will be the focus of a crunch Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.
American broadcaster CNN is suing the Trump administration, demanding the return of correspondent Jim Acosta's press credentials to cover the White House.
British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt is visiting Saudi Arabia and the UAE to press for an end to the war in Yemen and to call on Saudi leaders to cooperate with an investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron seek to diffuse tensions over comments by both leaders that threatened to cast a shadow over a weekend marking 100 years since the end of the First World War. The leaders met at the ...
The Sri Lankan president has dissolved parliament and triggered snap polls, plunging the country further into an ongoing political crisis. But are the external influences from India and China impacting its domestic affairs?
President Donald Trump has slammed another CNN reporter, this time Abby Phillip, for asking "a stupid question".
We went to Ethiopia to talk to people about their new rockstar prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, and why he's reignited their hope in the future of their country and the Horn of Africa.
A special unit of the Belgian army clears many tons of First World War munitions every year. Traces of the Great War abound, especially in northwestern Belgium where buried grenades have been cleared since 1918.
Fishermen in Naples are struggling to earn a living from fishing. But they are hoping their planned tours of archeological treasure on the seabed will attract enough tourists for them to secure their financial futures.
Ethnic Hungarians in western Ukraine are putting pressure on Kiev - with the support of Viktor Orban's government. A group of separatist-nationalists say they want to right "historic wrongs" of the First World War.
The drinking water in parts of Serbia has been contaminated with arsenic for years. Nearly a million people are affected. The maximum allowed concentration of the carcinogenic toxin was exceeded by as much as 27 times.
Turkish women are using a recipe for Swiss cheese to bring prosperity to their village. And, breaking with the patriarchal tradition in the mountains of Anatolia, their men are supporting them. Their cheese is being exported to Hong Kong.
Could Brexit undermine peace in Northern Ireland? Catholics and Protestants are concerned about the future of the inner Irish border after Brexit. Unionists and Sinn Fein have already been delivering verbal attacks.
US midterm elections are around the corner, and this year's turnout could be historic, thanks to young people.
Sri Lanka plunged into crisis on Friday when President Sirisena sacked Prime Minister Wickremesinghe and swore in former President Rajapaksa to replace him, all of which broke up the fragile coalition governing the country.
US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump marked Halloween at the White House by handing out candy to children at a festive event on the South Lawn.
Brazilians on Sunday propelled right-wing populist Jair Bolsonaro to the presidency, marking a dramatic swing to the right in the world’s fourth-largest democracy.
Ten years after Kosovo declared independence from Serbia, the two countries are yet to reach a common ground. A land swap deal is being considered as a step towards normalising relations.
Votes may not matter if they're not counted fairly. With new strict voter ID laws popping up, minorities and the poor are finding it even harder to cast their ballots in the US.
"If it were up to me, I'd chuck him in a ditch like hundreds of Spaniards. In a ditch, yes, but not here." Thousands of people oppose the Spanish government's plan to bury Francisco Franco's remains in a famous cathedral in Madrid.
Candidates in the Irish presidential election have been casting their votes at polling stations across the country.
"Unfortunately, I think Donald Trump too often has helped to incite some of these feelings of anger, if not violence." Homemade explosives have been sent to prominent democrats, Robert DeNiro and CNN's New York headquarters.
Topshop owner Sir Philip Green has been named in Parliament as the businessman behind an injunction against the Daily Telegraph.
Camerino, Italy, devastated in a 2016 earthquake, is crumbling despite authorities' promises to make the houses habitable again. Camerino's residents found shelter in nearby communities and are waiting to return.
Microchips are making life more convenient for thousands of Swedes, but data protectionists are worried that the digital implants could be misused by state or private interests. Some users enjoy not needing keys to unlock their doors.
The lord of a chateau has joined forces with activists to stop construction of a bypass in the Vallee Dordogne. It's no isolated case: all across France protest movements against infrastructure projects are taking shape.