Thousands of migrants from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan still languish in European cities, awaiting asylum and the rights and privileges that come with it. But life must go on in the meantime. And in Athens, that means the City Plaza Hotel.
Without an end to the wave of people fleeing warfare Syria and elsewhere for a new future, it can be easy to turn a blind eye to the suffering. From the Greek island of Kos, photographer Jörg Brüggemann captured jarring juxtapositions on beaches shared by vacationers and refugees alike.
One for one. That's the new principle underlying a dramatic new plan announced by European Union negotiators today to deal with the continent’s ongoing migrant crisis. The proposal has already been described as a "death blow" to the asylum system by human rights group Amnesty International.
Makmoud Nakarch, a law student from Aleppo, had created a Syrian flatbread-baking business at a massive refugee camp in northern Greece. He also said he could predict things. He predicted, correctly, that this camp would be emptied.
Americans aren't the only ones who love the Netflix series 'House of Cards.' Data show that China is downloading the show more than any other country — but do viewers know it's just a show and not actually how the US government operates?
Giorgos Germenis was one of 21 members of the Golden Dawn party, often associated with neo-Nazis and fascism, elected to the Greek Parliament. He's a member of a black metal band -- a type of music associated with dark, violent themes and satanism. He's not your typical politician.
In recent months, English-speaking Cameroonians have stood up against a Francophone regime they say treats them like second-class citizens. Amid a government crackdown, some young English speakers have lost hope and joined refugees from Iraq, Syria and Libya on the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean.
Shukri Alassouli, a 33-year-old man from Gaza, was trying to find a better life for his young family in Europe. But their journey across the Mediterranean in smugglers' boats turned into what the UN called the deadliest accident of its kind, killing hundreds and losing Shukri's wife, daughter and young son at sea.
There are two camps on the Greek debt crisis: It's the biggest disaster for European unity since the end of World War II, or it's a big deal, but not nearly as big as it's being made out to be. Only time will tell who's right.
Joanna Joanna Kakissis reports that thousands of Greek government workers took the streets today in Athens, to protest a plan to freeze their wages. reports that thousands of Greek government workers took the streets today in Athens, to protest a plan to freeze their wages.