All UN member nations — except the US — approved a UN pact regulating migration in July. Now Poland's Law and Justice party says it plans to oppose the pact, while Slovakia's government is concerned it may bring more migrants to the country than Slovakia is prepared to accept.
The killing of Jan Kuciak, 27, who investigated corruption among politically-connected business people, and his fiancée at their home in February increased widespread anger about persistent corruption allegations, leading to the largest near-weekly protests since the end of communism in 1989.
Recent protests sparked by the killing of an investigative journalist have exposed deep-seated fault lines in the Central European country of Slovakia, where money and politics have created a toxic brew as the country now struggles to move past economic and political corruption.
Andrej Babis and his party are winning the Czech Republic’s parliamentary elections this weekend. Add him to the current president, and that would mean not one, but two Donald Trump admirers governing a liberal democracy in the EU.
He may be facing charges over alleged EU subsidy fraud, but billionaire businessman Andrej Babis still appears poised to win this weekend's Czech general election pushing his trademark anti-corruption and anti-euro ticket.
Johann Breyer admits that he was a guard at Auschwitz labor camp during the Holocaust, but he says he had nothing to do with the Auschwitz death camp. Federal authorities say he went further and helped bring victims to the gas chambers. Now he's under arrest at the age of 89.
Climate change is a big deal, and even those with a close relationship with a higher power look to be ready to take action as well. The Church of England is threatening to put their money where their mouth is. Plus, in Belgium, the government is considering allowing children to request euthanasia.
The United States plays its second game of the World Cup tomorrow and the Geo Quiz asks: who is the US playing? Slovenia? Or is it Slovakia? Some people are having trouble telling the difference. The World's Alex Gallafent tries to sort it out for us.
The World's Clark Boyd reports that Japan's troubles with its quake-damaged nuclear reactors are prompting European leaders to reassess the safety of their own reactors, and Europe's reliance on nuclear energy in the future.