The Ukrainian Classical Ballet has been on a charity tour in Italy and Romania. Last weekend, the company was in Bucharest, Romania’s capital, for a performance of “Giselle.”
While several European countries have welcomed Ukrainian refugees, the reception and treatment of refugees trying to reach Europe from the Middle East and Africa is quite different. H.A. Hellyer, a scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, says implicit bias creates this double standard.
US Customs and Border Protection said it has detained 2,217 Romanians so far this year — many of whom are Roma people, who face stigma and discrimination at home.
Keiko Fujimori leads in a tight presidential runoff in Peru, with Pedro Castillo trailing close behind. And, at least 160 people are dead after an attack at a local market in Burkina Faso. Also, Google agrees to change its global advertising business after France slaps it with a multi-million-dollar fine.
Around the world, questions have been asked over the legitimacy of many world leaders' claims of academic achievements. The list includes Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and Russian President Vladimir Putin, who have both been suspected of plagiarizing their doctorates.
The former Soviet country Moldova is planning to build a new monument to Roma victims of the Holocaust. A previous memorial was destroyed by vandals.
Sarah Chayes, a senior associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, says politicians from both sides of the aisle are not taking seriously enough their duty to ensure they're not turning their government role into an opportunity to make a buck.
It's become harder for migrants to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean. Now, people smugglers are exploring perilous new routes, like the Black Sea.
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Romanians took to the streets for a sixth day of protests even though the government scrapped its controversial decree to shield many politicians from prosecution for corruption.