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Greek PM stresses border protection, including at sea

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ATHENS, Greece — Greece is “committed to protecting its borders,” including by intercepting people at sea if they are attempting to enter the country...

On Lithuania’s plea, Iraq to probe human smuggling to Europe

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BAGHDAD — Iraq's foreign minister pledged Thursday that his country will investigate human trafficking networks responsible for smuggling hundreds of Iraqis into Europe, specifically...

On Lithuania’s plea, Iraq to probe human smuggling to Europe

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BAGHDAD — Iraq's foreign minister pledged Thursday that his country will investigate human trafficking networks responsible for smuggling hundreds of Iraqis into Europe, specifically...

Lithuania struggles with migrant flood opened by Belarus

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VEREBIEJAI, Lithuania — Mustafa Hussein Hamad kicked a dirty ball between two old tires in the schoolyard where he spends most of his time....

Belarus targets rights activists, journalists with raids

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KYIV, Ukraine — Authorities in Belarus on Wednesday raided offices and homes of dozens of human rights activists and journalists in a crackdown that...

Putin hosts leader of Belarus for talks on closer ties

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MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday hosted the authoritarian leader of Belarus, who has increasingly relied on Moscow's support amid increasing tensions...

Lithuania passes laws to curb migrant arrivals from Belarus

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VILNIUS, Lithuania — Lithuania’s parliament on Tuesday passed new legislation aimed at curbing an influx of migrants crossing its borders that it accused neighboring...

Lithuania builds border fence to stem migration from Belarus

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VILNIUS, Lithuania — Lithuania began Friday to erect a fence along its border with Belarus to deter third country migrants from entering, a week...

Belarus government blocks top media outlet, detain reporters

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KYIV, Ukraine — The Belarusian authorities on Thursday blocked the website of a leading online media outlet and detained several of its journalists, the...

EU vows to help Lithuania amid flow of migrants from Belarus

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VILNIUS, Lithuania — The European Union promised Tuesday to help bloc member Lithuania handle an influx of migrants from the Middle East and Africa,...