Car crash turns Afghan refugee’s dream into a nightmare
Europe

Car crash turns Afghan refugee’s dream into a nightmare

DOLJEVAC, Serbia (AP) — Fatima Bakhshi stays close to her mother and two sons, afraid she might lose them as they trudge through the cold Balkan darkness. The smuggler they’ve paid to escort them safely into Western Europe orders them to squeeze into a car with more than a dozen other migrants. Bakhshi, the boys … Continue reading

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Ritz Stern, prominent historian and academic, dead at 90
Education / Health / Local / National

Ritz Stern, prominent historian and academic, dead at 90

NEW YORK (AP) — Fritz Stern, a refugee from Nazi Germany who became a prominent historian, government adviser and a longtime professor at Columbia University, has died. He was 90. Katrin Maria Daehn, a spokeswoman for Stern’s German publisher, C.H. Beck, told The Associated Press that Stern died Wednesday, May 18,2016 at his home in … Continue reading

European nations shut their borders to economic migrants
Europe

European nations shut their borders to economic migrants

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Most nations along Europe’s refugee corridor abruptly shut their borders Thursday to those not coming from war-torn countries such as Syria, Afghanistan or Iraq, leaving thousands desperately seeking a better life in the continent stranded at Balkan border crossings. The overnight decision triggered the domino effect that both asylum-seekers and European … Continue reading