Erdogan: refugees will enter Europe unless EU does more

posted in: European Union, News

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Photo: Council of the European Union). Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has once again used the millions of refugees hosted in the country as a bargaining chip against the European Union. Speaking alongside Hungary’s prime … Read More

EU must take responsibility for Syrian refugees in Turkey – NGO director

posted in: News, Refugee Crisis Europe

The European Union must continue protecting Syrian refugees within Turkey, but should also take further responsibility and resettle more of them, Human Rights Watch associate director Gerry Simpson wrote in an op-ed published by the EU Observer on Wednesday. More effort from … Read More

Russia wants to unplug its internet from the rest of the world. Is that even possible?

posted in: News, Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting during a visit to the Interior Ministry in Moscow, Russia, on Feb. 28. (Alexei Nikolsky / Associated Press) Russian lawmakers want to tighten the screws on Russia’s internet access by creating an “sovereign” … Read More

Trump Administration Withdraws U.S. From U.N. Human Rights Council

posted in: News, United States

Nikki R. Haley, the American ambassador to the United Nations, speaking to the General Assembly last week in New York.Credit Don Emmert/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images WASHINGTON — The United States withdrew on Tuesday from the world’s most important human rights … Read More