Four held over Austria truck tragedy as migrant deaths mount
Four held over Austria truck tragedy as migrant deaths mount

 Hungary said on Friday it had arrested four people over the discovery of the decomposing bodies of 71 migrants, believed to be Syrian, in an abandoned truck in Austria.

Another 1,400 migrants rescued off Libya, 52 found dead
Another 1,400 migrants rescued off Libya, 52 found dead

A Swedish coastguard ship docked at the Sicilian port of Palermo on Thursday carrying more than 570 migrants and the bodies of 52 people, officials said. 

At least 30 die as boat with 200 migrants sinks off Libya: Coast guard

At least 30 people died Thursday when a boat carrying around 200 migrants bound for Europe sank in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya, the country`s coast guard said.

Asian Tour says Europe merger will be game-changer
Asian Tour says Europe merger will be game-changer

The merger of two of the world`s major golf tours will see the largest shake-up of the professional game since the European Tour was created more than 40 years ago, Asian Tour CEO Mike Kerr told AFP.

Rescuers save 3,000 migrants in Mediterranean, 55 dead

Rescuers saved about 3,000 migrants but found more than 50 dead on boats near the coast of Libya on Wednesday, the Italian coast guard said.

800 Islamists preparing for attacks in Europe: Report

 About 800 Islamist extremists recruited by Islamic State or groups affiliated to the al Qaeda are preparing to launch attacks in Europe, according to a media report.

After Libya beatings, migrant teen dies on eve of Italy arrival

A 15-year-old Somalian who survived beatings and forced labour in Libya died on the final stretch of his journey to Europe, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Tuesday.

US to deploy F-22 Raptor fighter jets in Europe

The United States soon will deploy F-22 Raptors in Europe, sending the stealth fighter jets to reassure NATO partners concerned about Russia's actions in Ukraine, a Pentagon official has said .

Migrant crisis to hijack western Balkans summit

 Europe`s raging migrant crisis is set to hijack a summit in Vienna of leaders from the western Balkans region on Thursday that will also be attended by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Europe needs baby boom to avert a population disaster: Report

As authorities in Europe struggle to keep asylum-seekers at bay, a demographic crisis is unfolding in many countries in the continent as they desperately need more young people to populate its rural areas and look after its elderly because its societies are no longer self- sustaining, according to a media report.

EU wants to keep Europe GMO free

The European Union (EU) said it wants to keep Europe free of genetically modified crops as ministers and other officials from 15 EU and Western Balkans gathered for an international conference in Slovenia.

Europe needs more `rational` discussion on migrants: UN

Attitudes towards migrants in Europe "are more emotional than rational", with denial about the realities of migration helping fuel the current crisis, the head of the UN`s refugee agency, Antonio Guterres, said Thursday.

France, UK to set up crisis centre as migrant pressure rises

Britain and France announced a new "command and control centre" today to tackle smuggling gangs in Calais, as Europe grapples with its biggest migration crisis since World War II.

Fire in Paris at one of Europe's biggest science museums

Paris firefighters today fought a blaze at the Cite des Sciences, one of the biggest science museums in Europe, the fire brigade said.

US launches biggest allied airborne drills since Cold War ended

The United States said Tuesday it has launched the biggest allied airborne drills in Europe since the Cold War ended, as fighting involving pro-Russian separatists escalated in eastern Ukraine.

Death toll of migrants asphyxiated on Italy boat `rises to 49`

 The number of migrants asphyxiated in the hold of an overcrowded fishing boat off the Italian coast has climbed to 49, Italian media reported Sunday.

40 migrants die off Italy as Europe faces `worst crisis since WWII`

 At least 40 migrants died in the hold of a boat off Italy Saturday as the EU struggled to cope with "the worst refugee crisis since World War II", with thousands making dangerous crossings to reach Italy and Greece.

237,000 migrants crossed Mediterranean since early 2015

 The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) announced on Friday that the number of migrants who crossed the Mediterranean to reach Europe since early 2015 have reached a total of 237,000, surpassing the figures recorded in the entirety of 2014.

WWII: How did Japan and Germany become global powerhouses?
WWII: How did Japan and Germany become global powerhouses?

 Germany and Japan rose from the ashes of World War II to become global economic powerhouses in a few decades. But how did they achieve this remarkable feat so quickly, and what is the legacy of these parallel economic "miracles" today? Both nations lay in ruins.

Greek mayor warns of `bloodshed` as police beat migrants

Overwhelmed police on the Greek island of Kos on Tuesday beat migrants with truncheons and sprayed them with fire extinguishers as its mayor warned of a "bloodbath" if the crisis gets worse.