Bulgaria’s vanishing act: Population dives by more than 11 percent over the past decade

Bulgaria’s vanishing act: Population dives by more than 11 percent over the past decade

BERLIN — Bulgaria’s population shrunk more than 11 percent over the past decade, according to its latest census, as the Eastern European country struggles to stem the tide of young… Read more
German court gives life in prison to ex-ISIS fighter for death of 5-year-old in first ‘genocide’ trial

German court gives life in prison to ex-ISIS fighter for death of 5-year-old in first ‘genocide’ trial

BERLIN — A German court sentenced a former Islamic State member on Tuesday to life imprisonment for the killing of a 5-year-old Yazidi girl at his home, marking the first… Read more
Polish forces use water cannons on Belarus border as migrants hurl stones

Polish forces use water cannons on Belarus border as migrants hurl stones

BERLIN — Polish authorities used water cannons Tuesday to push back migrants trying to cross the country’s border with Belarus, an escalation they said was overseen by Belarusian forces as… Read more
At center of Europe’s migrant crisis, tales of how Belarus clears the way — and punishes ‘pawns’ sent back

At center of Europe’s migrant crisis, tales of how Belarus clears the way — and punishes ‘pawns’ sent back

SOKOLKA, Poland — It was midmorning when the messages started pinging on the phone of a group assisting migrants along the Poland-Belarus border — the focus of Belarus’s latest gambit… Read more