NGO rescues nearly 100 migrants and refugees in the Mediterranean
Among them were nine unaccompanied children, of which three were very young, and a woman who was seven months pregnant. 1
Those rescued came from South Sudan, Tunisia, Morocco, Ivory Coast and Mali, according to a Reuters news agency witness on board the Sea-Watch 3. 1
Migrant boat departures from Libya and Tunisia to Italy and other parts of Europe have increased in recent months with better weather. 1
How Nations Are Learning to 'Let It Go' and Live With Covid
Eighteen months after the coronavirus first emerged, governments in Asia, Europe and the Americas are encouraging people to return to their daily rhythms and transition to a new normal in which subways, offices, restaurants and airports are once again full. 1Increasingly, the mantra is the same: We have to learn to live with the virus. 1
Navalny's Wife Granted Three-Day Stay With Husband In Prison's Family Meeting Facilities
The wife of jailed Kremlin critic Aleksei Navalny visited her husband in a Russian prison "for a long date," Navalny said on August 5 on social media.
Europe is winding down its pandemic aid programs. Is it too soon?
After almost 18 months of relying on expensive emergency aid programs to support their economies through the pandemic, governments across Europe are scaling back some of these measures, counting on returning economic growth and the power of vaccines to carry the load from here.
Belarusian Olympian 'Happy To Be In Safety' In Poland, Hopes To Return To 'Free' Belarus
The Belarusian Olympic sprinter who appealed for international help to avoid being forced home prematurely from the Tokyo Games has said she is "happy to be in safety" in Poland three days after escaping national team efforts to hustle her back to Minsk after she criticized her coaches.
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Belarus sprinter who took refuge in Poland tells compatriots 'not to be afraid'
A Belarusian sprinter who took refuge in the Polish embassy to avoid being bundled on a plane back to Minsk has spoken out about her dramatic experience, telling Belarusians "not to be afraid and, if they're under pressure, speak out".
Poland Says Belarus Is Letting Migrants Cross Border In 'Hybrid War' With EU
Poland has accused Belarus of sending a growing number of migrants over the border in retaliation for Warsaw's decision this week to give refuge to Belarusian athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya who refused to return home from the Tokyo Olympics and arrived in Warsaw overnight under Polish diplomatic protection.