HIGHLIGHTS - FEATURES
Until October 2018 I worked as a freelance journalist on the digital news team in the London bureau of CNN International, where I began as an intern in January 2017. In early 2018, I also worked as a freelance news writer at The Independent.
From June to September 2017, I was a key player in designing and coordinating a project to grow CNN's audience in Germany. This involved writing news stories, producing distinctive features, analysis pieces and graphics-led articles, and working closely with colleagues in Berlin and with the CNN Style and Travel teams.
My articles on migration, Anglo-German relations and European culture have also been published by The Guardian, New Statesman and BuzzFeed and I have appeared on BBC TV World News and BBC Radio Scotland discussing the refugee crisis.
I also have a doctorate in Anglo-German Cultural Relations, which I received in 2017. My PhD thesis explores the mutual depictions of Britons and Germans in British and German popular culture just after the Second World War.
I now work as a Communications Officer for Migrant Voice, a London-based charity that seeks to change the media narrative on migration by empowering migrants and refugees to tell their stories.
HIGHLIGHTS - FEATURES
Period poverty is often seen as a problem confined to developing countries. But recent surveys in the UK have exposed startling rates in one of the world's richest countries, sparking a national conversation.
Four years ago, thousands of foreigners living in the UK, many of them students, began receiving letters ordering them to leave the country or face deportation.
On World Refugee Day, 25.4 million people find themselves forcibly displaced and living in another country, more than double the population of Belgium.
A piece of gray pipe hangs among the potted plants on Susanne Jallow's apartment balcony. Hidden inside the nondescript tube is a tiny computer, seven cables and a particle sensor. In most places, the device would make for an unusual garden accessory. But it is a common sight in Stuttgart, southwest Germany, where hundreds of the gadgets hang in homes and backyards across the city.
The sound of Muslim prayer drifts out from the old pub onto the street, as men and women inside kneel on rugs laid down carefully minutes earlier. A Jewish man stands in the doorway, listening intently, and a woman in the corner of the room feeds her baby. Soon, the imam begins to preach, his sermon — in German — washing over the faithful.
Lilifer Kus works five days a week at a butcher’s shop, but every Thursday morning she can be found at her local food bank, collecting the supplies she needs to feed her family.
With younger people in the UK significantly worse off than older generations, they're not apathetic about elections -- they're frustrated and angry.
His latest exhibition, "A Lens on Syria," is now showing at the Imperial War Museum (IWM) in London, a visual testimony to a war that -- at the last count a year ago -- has killed 400,000 civilians and created 4.9 million refugees. "I was there before the war," Ponomarev explains.
Laura James, 47, is a successful journalist and author. She's a wife to Tim and mother to four adult children. She likes fashion, cats and writing. She's eloquent and quick-witted. She also has autism.
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In late summer 2015, as tens of thousands of refugees were arriving on Europe's shores, German Chancellor Angela Merkel made two decisions that would define her tenure.
It was just before midnight on Sunday when Christian Lindner, leader of Germany's Free Democrats (FDP), made the stunning announcement that his party was pulling out of coalition talks. Exhausted, emotional and flanked by his team of negotiators, he told reporters there was "no common vision" and no "common basis of trust" among the four parties.
When German voters head to the polls on September 24, they'll have to choose from a record 42 parties, but there are just two realistic candidates for Chancellor -- incumbent Angela Merkel, of the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU), and her Social Democratic Party (SPD) rival, Martin Schulz.
He's a former alcoholic, an ex-soccer player and he doesn't have a university degree. Martin Schulz is not your average candidate for Chancellor. But on September 24, the votes of millions of Germans will decide whether he will replace Angela Merkel, Germany's leader since 2005.
US President Donald Trump is expected to sign a new executive order this week that would temporarily halt travel from citizens of seven nations he says pose a high risk of terrorism. Before it was halted in the courts, his initial order -- which banned travel for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, barred all refugees for 120 days, and refugees from Syria indefinitely -- caused chaos at airports and prompted outrage around the world.
By rejecting the term and using ‘refugee’ instead as a means of arousing the empathy and compassion we should be feeling towards these people, Al Jazeera gives credence to the illiberal voices telling us that migrants are not worthy of our compassion.
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Five months ago, the Swedish Academy, a prestigious cultural institution patronized by the King of Sweden, announced that this year's Nobel Prize in Literature would be postponed for the first time since World War II.
The UK Home Office is under fire for revoking the visas of tens of thousands of foreigners after it accused them of cheating in an English language test.
Dried pools of molten aluminum dot the charred roads of a small Greek village ravaged by fire this week. The flames were so hot that cars in their path began to melt, metal dripping to the ground and tires turned to liquid rubber.
In recent weeks, six members of the Swedish Academy -- one of Sweden's most highly respected cultural bodies -- have stepped down, including the head of the institution, Sara Danius. The flurry of withdrawals is potentially catastrophic for the 230-year-old academy, whose members, elected by secret ballot, must be approved by the King and traditionally hold their positions for life.
Disillusioned and disappointed Palestinians took to the streets in the West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem on Thursday following US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Some were angry, others resigned, saying a peace process appeared all but impossible.
Germany's 709 members of parliament are gathering Tuesday for the first time since federal elections exactly one month ago. All eyes will be on the 92 lawmakers representing Alternative for Germany (AfD), the first far-right party to enter the country's parliament in almost 60 years.
UK investigative website Bellingcat claims to have identified one of the men accused of poisoning former Russian spy Sergei Skripal as a highly decorated officer in the Russian military.
A man calling for freedom of the press and the release of journalists held in Turkey was removed by security from a news conference between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Friday.
Pope Francis told a crowd of young people in the Estonian capital Tallinn on Tuesday that he understood that many of them were "upset" by the sexual abuse scandals rocking the Catholic Church and that the institution had lost credibility as a result.
An Austrian journalist who was detained in Turkey 10 days ago has been formally arrested along with two Turkish citizens on political charges, their lawyer says.
A court in Northern Ireland will hear a landmark abortion case Thursday as a woman appeals the decision to prosecute her for buying abortion pills for her 15-year-old daughter in 2013.
German doctors say there is a "high plausibility" that a member of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot, who was taken ill in Russia last week, was poisoned.
Soon-Yi Previn has broken her silence to defend husband Woody Allen against allegations of molestation and to accuse her adopted mother Mia Farrow of abusing her emotionally and physically as a child.
A disagreement between a group of Chinese tourists and a hostel in the Swedish capital has escalated into a diplomatic spat, with China accusing Sweden of violating the visitors' human rights.
Pope Francis will meet with US bishops Thursday amid growing pressure over his handling of the sexual abuse crisis that has plagued the Catholic Church.
An Austrian journalist was detained by police in the Turkish capital of Ankara early Tuesday, according to several magazines to which he has contributed.
Dolores O'Riordan, the lead singer of Irish band The Cranberries, died in January by drowning due to alcohol intoxication, an inquest at Westminster Coroner's Court heard Thursday, according to Britain's Press Association.
Almost 90 elephant carcasses have been found during a survey of elephant populations in northern Botswana, revealing "unprecedented" levels of poaching in the country, according to Elephants Without Borders.
Pope Francis said Wednesday that his meeting in Ireland with eight people who suffered sex abuse by clerics left a "profound mark" on him.
Parties fighting a brutal civil war in Yemen have conducted attacks that were "disproportionate" and could be considered war crimes, a United Nations panel of experts announced Tuesday.
The US President asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to assist in the release of an American pastor detained in Turkey, Israeli and US officials tell CNN.
A British-Iranian woman who has been imprisoned in Tehran since 2016 on spying charges returned to prison on Sunday, just three days after she was temporarily released.
The Spanish cabinet approved a decree that would allow former dictator Francisco Franco's remains to be removed from the memorial where they have lain since he died in 1975.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian woman imprisoned in Tehran since 2016 on spying charges, has been temporarily released, the Free Nazanin campaign said in a statement Thursday.
Iran unveiled what it described as the country's "first domestically manufactured" fighter jet Tuesday, state-run Press TV reported.
At least 10 people died Monday in flooding caused by heavy rain in the southern Italian region of Calabria, a spokesman for the Italian Civil Protection told CNN.
Images of a whale hunt in the Faroe Islands 200 miles north of Scotland have sparked renewed anger from conservationists and animal activists.
Unknown numbers of people were still missing two days after a highway bridge in northern Italy gave way, authorities said, as experts warned Thursday that thousands of other bridges in Italy could be at risk of collapse.
A major section of a highway bridge in northern Italy partially collapsed on Tuesday, sending vehicles hurtling toward the earth and leaving 22 people dead, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said.
Around 80 cars were set on fire and a further 40 vandalized in the city of Gothenburg in western Sweden on Monday night, according to Hans Lippens, police spokesman for the country's western region.
More than 300 people were injured after a wooden platform collapsed at a music festival in Spain on Sunday.
A German man in his 70s is missing and 1,600 people have been evacuated because of flash floods in France, according to authorities.
Further US sanctions against Russia over the poisoning of a former spy are "unacceptable" and "illegal," according to President Vladimir Putin's spokesman.
The mayor of the municipality in Greece where more than 80 people died in wildfires this week admitted that mistakes were made in response to the crisis.
Nearly 100 people were forced to leave their homes overnight, the latest affected by dozens of wildfires raging across Sweden as far north as the Arctic Circle.
Sweden is struggling to battle dozens of severe, drought-fueled forest fires raging across the country.
A major stronghold of Nicaragua's anti-government movement was retaken after police and supporters of President Daniel Ortega stormed the suburb.
Heiko Maas said the EU could "no longer completely rely on the White House" after Trump described the bloc, a key US ally, as a "foe" in an interview.
The United Nations has issued an urgent appeal for Israel and Gaza to "step back from the brink" of war and revive the reconciliation process.
As the heavens opened in Russia and torrential rain lashed down upon the triumphant French team, millions took to the streets of Paris in celebration.
At least 149 people were killed and 186 injured in a suicide attack in Pakistan that targeted the convoy of a political candidate in this month's general election, according to Qaim Lashari, the Deputy Commissioner of Balochistan's Mastung region.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was suffering from a an "attack of sciatica" at a NATO gala, causing him to stumble, according to a spokesman.
A German court has ruled that former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont can be extradited to Spain on a corruption charge.
French President Emmanuel Macron has rejected a claim by US President Donald Trump that NATO allies had agreed to increase defense spending "at levels that they never thought of before."
The second day of rescue operations at the cave site in northern Thailand ended after four more boys were brought out of the flooded cave system on Monday.
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and handed an £8 million ($10.5 million) fine over corruption charges related to his family's purchase of overseas properties, dealing a blow to his party's prospects ahead of a general election later this month.
At least 270,000 Syrians have fled their homes in southwest Syria since the government launched an offensive against rebels over two weeks ago, according to the UN Refugee Agency.
A search-and-rescue ship stranded in the Mediterranean since Friday with 233 migrants on board will finally dock in Malta, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said.
In one of the biggest exchanges of fire between the two sides in years, militants in Gaza launched some 45 rockets toward Israel early Wednesday morning, prompting retaliatory airstrikes from Israeli fighter jets, according to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
Migrant and refugee organizations in Hungary are facing an uncertain future after the passage of legislation that criminalizes helping undocumented immigrants.
As Angela Merkel faces a rebellion within her own government, Sebastian Kurz's star is on the rise. That's cause for celebration for hardline conservatives, but what his rule means for Europe is far from clear.
Child migrants are being abused, detained and returned to Italy illegally by French police, according to a report published Friday by Oxfam.
The French photographer at the center of a sexual harassment scandal that forced the postponement of this year's Nobel Prize for Literature has been charged with two counts of rape, Swedish prosecutor Christina Voigt said in a statement Tuesday.
Spain announced Monday that it would allow a ship carrying hundreds of migrants to dock in Valencia after Italy's new populist government turned the boat away in a move described by rescuers as unprecedented.
The head of Poland's Supreme Court, Małgorzata Gersdorf, defied a new law that has escalated tensions between the EU and Poland's government.
Pope Francis has added his voice to the criticism over the Trump administration's practice of separating migrant families. "It's not easy, but populism is not the solution."
Travel logs written by famed physicist and anti-racism campaigner Albert Einstein reveal that the scientist held some racist and xenophobic views.
Spain says it will allow a ship carrying hundreds of migrants to dock in Valencia after Italy's populist government turned the boat away in a move described as "unprecedented."
An Iraqi migrant suspected of the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in western Germany was arrested by Kurdish forces in Iraq one day after German police issued an international warrant for his arrest.
Austria's right-wing government plans to shut down seven mosques and expel up to 60 imams in what it described as "just the beginning" of a crackdown on "political Islam" and foreign-funded Islamic communities.
German police have issued an international arrest warrant for an Iraqi asylum-seeker suspected of the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in western Germany, the prosecutor's office said Thursday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said he and US President Donald Trump "regularly talk over the phone" and that the pair work well together in the fight against international terrorism, but suggested a formal summit between the two was not imminent despite mounting speculation.
At least 100 people are believed to have died after a boat carrying migrants sank off the coast of Tunisia on Saturday, the highest death toll in any single migration attempt this year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced Tuesday.
Politicians on both sides of the Atlantic have criticized US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell for giving an interview to far-right news platform Breitbart in which he said he wants to "empower" European conservatives.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu kicked off a three-day trip to persuade the leaders of Germany, France and the UK to quit the Iran nuclear deal, meeting Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Monday to discuss the threat he says Tehran poses to his country and the wider Middle East.
A law professor who has never held political office was sworn in as Italy's new Prime Minister on Friday afternoon, bringing to power a populist new government whose senior figures whipped up anti-immigrant and euroskeptic sentiments in their path to office.
In a remarkable case of political deja vu, Italy's President has appointed Giuseppe Conte, a law professor and political novice, as the country's new prime minister, the secretary of the presidential palace announced Thursday.
A Russian journalist and critic of the Kremlin, reported to have been shot dead in Ukraine, showed up alive at a press conference on Wednesday to declare that his murder was faked by Ukrainian security services in an effort to foil an assassination plot against him.
Speaking exclusively to CNN in Ankara on Tuesday, Erdogan said that there was "nothing to gain" by the move and urged the US to reverse the decision while there was still time to do so, repeating his claim that "East Jerusalem is the capital city of Palestine" and will one day be home to an embassy serving Turkey's interests in a Palestinian state.
Thousands of Pashinyan's supporters, who had gathered in a central square in the capital, Yerevan, to watch the vote on large screens, erupted into cheers when the result was announced. Pashinyan's victory amounts to a peaceful revolution in Armenia, a small nation of around 3 million people squeezed between Iran, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
The academy, one of Sweden's most respected institutions, made the announcement Friday morning following a meeting of its remaining active members Thursday evening. "We find it necessary to commit time to recovering public confidence in the academy before the next laureate can be announced," Anders Olsson, the academy's permanent secretary, said in a statement.
In a declaration that has shocked the country's culinary aficionados, Sweden's official Twitter account has suggested the dish may have originated in Turkey. "Swedish meatballs are actually based on a recipe King Charles XII brought home from Turkey in the early 18th century," the tweet said. "Let's stick to the facts!"
The dramatic fire broke out on the fifth floor of the 26-story building, which collapsed in a fireball an hour and a half later, according to the Brazilian Civil Defense. Seven other buildings were evacuated in the surrounding area. The blaze started at 1:36 a.m. Tuesday, according to a Sao Paulo Fire Department spokesman.
Katrice Lee went missing from a shopping center in the city of Paderborn on November 28, 1981, her second birthday, the army said in a statement. She was out with her mother near the military base where her father was stationed at the time.
On April 4, 1956, hundreds of journalists gathered at New York's waterfront to catch a glimpse of Grace Kelly as the Oscar-winning actress boarded the ocean liner that would take her to Europe -- and to the man she was engaged to marry, Rainier III, Prince of Monaco.
A former South Korean President, Kim Dae-jung, won the prize in 2000 for his role in setting up a previous summit with North Korea, and his widow suggested Monday that Moon should also get the award. Moon demurred in response, saying the US President ought to get it instead.
Rumors swirled after a picture taken by Reuters photographer Yuri Gripas appeared to show a yellow spot on the South Lawn of the White House where the tree had previously stood. Late Sunday, the French ambassador to the US, Gerard Araud, said the tree's "disappearance" was only temporary.
Madsen was found guilty on all three charges he faced: premeditated murder, the indecent handling of a corpse and "sexual relations other than intercourse of a particularly dangerous nature," evidenced by stab wounds inside and outside Wall's genital area.
British Prime Minister Theresa May's senior ministers agreed on the need for action at a Cabinet meeting on Thursday, but Downing Street did not specify what measures the UK would take. Ministers said there was need to "deter the further use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime," and alleviate the humanitarian situation, a Downing Street statement said.
Those rumors were later confirmed and pictures began to emerge showing Kim on his first foreign trip since assuming power in 2011, meeting with China's President Xi Jinping and other high-level Chinese officials. North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) has now published footage revealing new details of the historic trip.
Authorities there believe this to be the first ever police operation against the financing of terrorism through the looting of art. The suspects, both 31-year-old Spanish nationals, are art experts who bought the pieces -- known in the market as "blood antiquities" -- to sell in their gallery, according to a police statement Wednesday that did not specify where the gallery was located.
Jets from Taiwan were sent to shadow Chinese air force fighter jets flying through the Bashi Channel just south of the island on Monday, according to Taiwan's defence ministry, further escalating tensions between the countries.
After more than 200 years in business, America's oldest gunmaker has fil ed for b ankruptcy. Remington Outdoor Company 's chief financial officer, Stephen Jackson, said the company's sales had fallen significantly in the last year, in court papers filed over the weekend.
Police in Pakistan have arrested 12 people for allegedly ordering a man to rape a girl as revenge for the rape of his sister. Following the attack, the family of suspected rapist Wasim Saeed - from Pir Mahal in Punjab province - first asked the victim's family for a pardon, according to police officer Rehmat Ali.
Doctored images showing Florida school shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez ripping up the US constitution are being shared on social media. The original image featured the teenager t earing u p a poster of a g un target, like those used at a firing range.
A Republican candidate who called one victim of the Florida school shooting a "skinhead lesbian" and referred to another as "bald-faced liar" has quit the race for the Maine House of Representatives.
A law firm representing President Donald Trump and the corporation owned by Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, have claimed porn star Stormy Daniels could owe more than $20m (£14.3m) in damages for violating a nondisclosure agreement that prevented her speaking about an alleged affair with the US President.
Police have released an image of Sergei Skripal's car as they launch a fresh appeal for witnesses in the poisoning of the former Russian spy and his daughter, Yulia. The Metropolitan Police believe the Skripals used the burgundy red BMW 320D saloon - registration HD09 WAO - on Sunday 4 March, the day of the attack.
Police are reportedly contacting a number of Russian exiles in the UK to discuss their safety less than a day after the police opened a murder investigation into the death of exiled Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov.
Russia has announced it will expel 23 British diplomats in a like-for-like retaliation to British measures announced on Wednesday after the UK government blamed Russia for the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury on 4 March.
Thousands of people gathered in Slovakia's capital city Friday night to protest against the government and pay tribute to murdered Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak. Prime Minister Robert Fico resigned Thursday after weeks of public protests over the slaying of the investigative journalist and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová, who reported on fraud among the country's elite -- but many Slovaks are not convinced the desired political change will follow from Fico's departure.
Thousands of people continued to flee from battlegrounds in northern and southern Syria on Friday amid reports that rebels in a Damascus suburb were preventing some residents from leaving the besieged area. At least 10,000 people flooded out of the town of Hamoriya in Eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of the capital Thursday, one of the largest single-day exoduses of the war, which has now entered its eighth year. The Syrian ambassador to the United Nations claimed Friday the number could be as...
A murder investigation has been launched into the death of Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov following the results of a postmortem exam, British police said in a statement on Friday. The Russian exile, who had links to compatriots who died in mysterious circumstances in the UK, was found dead in his London home Monday evening. According to the police statement, the examination "gave the cause of death as compression to the neck."
US President Donald Trump suggested on Tuesday that he believes the British government's theory that Russia was likely responsible for the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter in England earlier this month. "It sounds to me like it would be Russia, based on all the evidence they have," Trump told reporters outside the White House. "It sounds to me like they believe it was Russia and I would certainly take that finding as fact."
The sole survivor of the helicopter flight that ended in tragedy in New York's East River on Sunday night radioed for help shortly before the aircraft went down. "Mayday, mayday, mayday," said the pilot, identified by police on Monday as 33-year-old Richard Vance, to air traffic controllers at La Guardia airport.
Federal investigators headed to New York on Monday after a helicopter crashed into the city's East River on Sunday evening, killing five people. Of the six people on board, only the pilot escaped alive, according to New York City Police.
Thousands of women are downing tools, boycotting domestic tasks and occupying the streets in countries around the world as part of a global strike on International Women's Day. A year on from "A Day Without a Woman," which saw women across the United States boycotting paid and unpaid labor to highlight the impact of women on society, people around the world responded to the call for a global women's strike on Thursday.
The most senior Catholic Church leader to be charged with sexual abuse has appeared in an Australian court for a hearing that will determine whether he will face a full trial by jury. Cardinal George Pell, 76, faced testimony from his alleged victims, who spoke to the Melbourne court via video link from an undisclosed location.
The US State Department has yet to spend any of the $120m allocated to counter election meddling by foreign powers since late 2016, according to a report by the New York Times. Norm Eisen, White House ethics czar under Mr Obama, called the situation "a scandal".
A man wearing a bulletproof vest died after he was shot in the chest by a friend at a party. Jason Griffin, a friend of the victim whose name has not been released, has been charged with manslaughter, police in Houston, Texas confirmed.
Politicians in Kentucky are stepping up their fight to end child marriage in the state after a planned vote on the matter was postponed because of opposition from a conservative group. Under current law, 16 and 17-year-olds can marry with their parents' permission.
The UK and parts of mainland Europe are struggling through another day of harsh winter weather, as Storm Emma collides with this week's cold snap, nicknamed the "Beast from the East" in Britain. Air travelers across the continent face delays and cancellations, while police in some parts of the UK are warning people not to leave their homes unless necessary.
Prince Harry's bride-to-be Meghan Markle has said she will "hit the ground running" in her work to empower girls and women in the UK. Her appearance at the Make a Difference Together forum in London on Wednesday marks the first time Markle has appeared in public representing the Royal Foundation, which was launched in 2011 by Prince William and his younger brother Harry.
Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence has added her voice to the #MeToo debate, saying she had been treated "in a way that I think now we would call abusive." The star of Hollywood's "The Hunger Games" franchise says she does not put any of her experiences in the same category as those of Harvey Weinstein's alleged victims, but she does remember occasions when men in senior roles in the movie industry would touch her legs and she felt unable to protest.
A 14-year-old survivor of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, has publicly accused First Lady Melania Trump of failing to stop her stepson, Donald Trump Jr, from bullying her and her family online. The attack by Lauren Hogg was particularly acute given Ms Trump's vocal commitment to fighting cyberbullying.
Cosmetic surgery including breast implants is to be made available free of charge to residents of a state in south India. Tamil Nadu's health minister, C Vijaya Baskar, launched the scheme in state capital Chennai earlier this week, saying: "Why should beauty treatment not be available to the poor?"
An attempted execution in Alabama was halted after medical personnel repeatedly jabbed the death row inmate in the ankles, lower legs and groin but failed to find a usable vein, according to a court filing by his lawyer.
A plan to protect wolves in France could see their population swell to 500 in the next five years. The proposal - which would increase the number of wolves by around 40 per cent - is designed to ensure the survival of the species in France.
Religious leaders have reacted with outrage to a bill proposed by MPs in Iceland that would criminalise male circumcision. The bill proposes a six-year prison term for anyone found guilty of "removing sexual organs in whole or in part". Salmann Tamimi, president of the Muslim Association of Iceland, described the proposal as an "attack on religion".
Horrified by the school shooting in his state last week, Florida gun owner Ben Dickmann decided to take action, handing in his rifle to the local sheriff's office. "I will be the change I want to see in this world," he wrote in a Facebook post.
For many people, rain is bad news, but for the residents of drought-hit Cape Town in South Africa, it was cause for celebration. Winter rains have failed to arrive for three successive years and the city has been edging closer to "Day Zero" when taps will be switched off.
A manhunt has been launched for three men who stole up to £23 million from an armoured van in Switzerland, after taking the daughter of a security guard hostage. The 22-year-old woman was later released unhurt but the men fled the canton of Vaud with the money.
A Russian who offered US intelligence officials stolen cyberweapons and compromising material on Donald Trump took $100,000 (£72,000) but failed to provide any of the promised goods, according to a New York Times report. The payment, delivered to a Berlin hotel room in September last year, was intended as the first instalment in a $1m deal, which has now been broken off, the paper said.
A crash involving Justin Trudeau's motorcade left a police officer requiring hospital treatment. Officials said the Canadian Prime Minister's vehicle was not involved and he was not hurt. The incident happened was on the second day of his visit to California.
Israel has struck 12 Syrian and Iranian targets in Syria, including an air defence system, the country's military has claimed. The raids, which mark a dramatic escalation of tension in the region, came a few hours after Israel allegedly shot down an Iranian drone that infiltrated the country's airspace.
The Russian Foreign Ministry issued a travel warning Thursday, saying that US intelligence services are on a "hunt" to detain Russian citizens traveling abroad. In the statement, the ministry said the advice had been issued "in connection with the threat of being detained or arrested at the request of US law enforcement and intelligence services in third countries."
Poland's senate has approved a controversial bill that makes it illegal to accuse the nation of complicity in crimes committed by Nazi Germany, including the Holocaust. The bill, which passed with 57 votes to 23 (with two abstentions) early Thursday morning, also bans the use of terms such as "Polish death camps" in relation to camps such as Auschwitz, which were located in Nazi-occupied Poland.
Police in Indonesia have detained 12 transgender women after raiding five beauty salons in Aceh province, cutting their hair and forcing them to wear men's clothes. According to state media, they were also made to run around and chant loudly "until their male voices came out".
A man has been arrested after the murder of a student in Pakistan who was reportedly killed after turning down a marriage proposal. Asma Rani, a third-year medical student, was shot on Saturday afternoon in Kohat, 120 miles west of the capital Islamabad, and died in hospital on Sunday.
Three Israeli pilots have spoken out against the forced deportations of asylum seekers back to Africa, saying they would refuse to take control of planes involved the practice. "There is no way that I, as an air crew member, will take part in flying refugees/asylum seekers on their way to a destination whose chances of survival after reaching it...
A huge pile of rubbish has washed up onto a beach to the north of Beirut, prompting activists to claim that Lebanon's waste crisis is far from over. "Somebody needs to pay for this," said Paul Abi Rached, president of Lebanon EcoMovement, a network of environmental NGOs, after plastic bags, bottles and packaging covered the beach at Zouq Mosbeh.
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has turned on Donald Trump's administration, blaming senior White House adviser Stephen Miller for the lack of progress towards ending the ongoing government shutdown. Mr Graham said late on Sunday that he expected a "breakthrough" on the shutdown vote, but that "as long as Stephen Miller is in charge of negotiating on immigration, we're going nowhere."
Strong pushback against authoritarian populism in several countries, including France and Canada, has weakened its advance and is a cause for hope around the world, according to Human Rights Watch in its annual global report.
Norway's government has pledged to shut all fur farms by 2025, a move welcomed by animal rights charities. The country is the 14th European nation to phase out fur farming, according to Humane Society International (HSI), which campaigns against the fur trade.
A collective of 100 French women including film star Catherine Deneuve have signed an open letter defending men's "freedom to pester" women, sparking an angry response from a group of feminist activists. The open letter, which criticized the #MeToo movement and warned about a new "puritanism" sparked by recent sexual harassment allegations, was published Tuesday in French newspaper Le Monde.
At 3.30 p.m. on Wednesday, a phone rang in a room in an uninhabited village in the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea. For the first time since February 2016, the North was calling the South.
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has said he aspires to a united Ireland based on "cross-community support" in remarks released on Tuesday, the UK Press Association reported. "In terms of a united Ireland, our constitution is clear on this," he said. "Our constitution aspires to there being a united Ireland. I share that aspiration."
The wreck of Australia's first submarine has been discovered off the coast of Papua New Guinea after disappearing without a trace 103 years ago. "Australia's oldest naval mystery has been solved," said Australia's Minister for Defense Marise Payne.
Belgium is likely to be the first country to send a female ambassador to Saudi Arabia, according to Belgian state broadcaster VRT, in a move that chimes with the kingdom's recent liberalizing moves. Dominique Mineur, who is currently Belgium's ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, will move to Riyadh in summer 2018 if she is confirmed, according to VRT. The news was first reported by Belgian newspaper De Tijd.
Chris Law, MP for Dundee West, described the crimes as "violations of human rights and human dignity that are on an unthinkable scale." "They have no place in our world," he added. He urged the United Kingdom not to "stay silent or stand by in the face of such inhumane atrocities" but to instead join with the international community to tackle the problem.
A homeless man stole 300,000 euros ($353,000) from an unlocked room in Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport on Friday. The money was taken from an office belonging to cash-handling company Loomis in Terminal 2F of the airport at 5:30 p.m. local time, according to a spokesman at the courthouse in Bobigny, the capital of the region in which the airport is located.
More than 150 cases of alleged sexual assault have been uncovered in a remote region in northern Norway, according to a police report published Tuesday. The alleged crimes stretch over several decades, with some dating back to 1953 and the most recent occurring in August this year. They all took place in the rural municipality of Tysfjord, which has only around 2,000 inhabitants.
A London theater where Kevin Spacey was artistic director for 11 years invited people to contact them confidentially with any complaints on Tuesday, amid a growing outcry over a sexual assault allegation against the American actor.
At least 39 people have been killed by wildfires in Portugal and Spain, officials from both countries said Monday. In Portugal, where 36 people are confirmed dead, more than 4,000 firefighters were at work battling around 150 fires, the Portuguese National Authority for Civil Protection (ANPC) said Monday.
Voters in Austria are casting their ballots in a snap election that could put young conservative Sebastian Kurz at the helm of the nation in a coalition with the country's far right.The Sunday vote is being widely watched across Europe, where populist far-right parties are on the rise and are shifting political landscapes.
New French President Emmanuel Macron trolled President Trump in a televised speech Thursday, condemning the US leader's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement with a call to "make our planet great again".
But Macron's mandate may not be as overwhelming as it seems. A record number of French voters were so dismayed by their options that they either skipped the election or cast their ballots for no one at all.
Nine months on from the July 2016 coup attempt in Turkey, authorities continue to detain and arrest people who, they say, are linked to the attempted uprising. According to Turkish state media, the failed bid claimed the lives of 249 people, including 36 alleged coup plotters.
In "Dear World," to be published by Simon & Schuster, Bana will describe her experiences in Syria and how she and her family are adapting to their new life in Turkey. She took to Twitter this week to announce the news to her 369,000 followers: "I am happy to announce my book will be published by Simon & Schuster.
The 19-year-old Pakistani activist became known around the world after she was shot in the head and neck by the Taliban on her way home from school in 2012. She narrowly escaped death and, since her recovery, has continued campaigning for the rights of girls around the world to access education.
A truck has driven into pedestrians on a street in the country's capital, Stockholm, according to police. At least two people have been killed. Live updates.
They are all considered innovation flops -- and they will all go on display at Sweden's new Museum of Failure. Innovation researcher -- and failure obsessive -- Samuel West is the brains behind the project, which opens in June.
From New York to London, and from Canberra to Amsterdam, famous figures and ordinary Dutch citizens have been posting images of themselves on social media with the hashtag #allemannenhandinhand (all men, holding hands).
Brexit officially began Wednesday after UK Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50, kicking off Britain's withdrawal from the European Union and the painstaking legislative to-do list that comes with it. One of the next key steps will come when May's government introduces the Great Repeal Bill.
The green sea turtle nicknamed "Piggy Bank" has died after vets in Thailand removed 915 coins from her stomach earlier this month. The coins were good luck pennies thrown into the pond where the 25-year-old animal lived. Locals gave her the name "Om Sin," which translates to "Piggy Bank."
From a high school dropout to a top lawyer, here are some of the men and women hoping to lower the average age of Dutch MPs a little by earning a spot in the House this week. Ancilla van de Leest, 31, is the leader of the Pirate Party.
Daniel Kristiansen and his father, Klaus, discovered what's believed to be a Messerschmitt fighter plane buried in a field on their farm near Birkelse in northern Denmark. "We went out to the field with a metal detector," Klaus Kristiansen told CNN. "I hoped we might find some old plates or something for Daniel to show in school."
The standard red and green "men" have been replaced with "female" figures as part of an Equal Crossings initiative which launches this week, according to CNN affiliate 7 News. The change comes just before International Women's Day on March 8.
The European Parliament has launched a hate speech investigation into a Polish politician after he stated that "women must earn less than men, because they are weaker, they are smaller, they are less intelligent" during a debate this week on the gender pay gap.
How often do you read a headline online and race to the comment section, desperate to vent? It may be natural to many, but it's exactly the type of behavior that NRKbeta, the technology section on the news website of Norway's public broadcasting network, is trying to stop.
Associated Press photographer Burhan Ozbilici was at the launch of a new art exhibition in Ankara on December 19 when Mevlut Mert Altintas, an off-duty police officer, opened fire and killed Andrey Karlov. It was "an explosive image that really spoke to the hatred of our times," Mary F.
Cold, wet weather in southern Spain has devastated supplies of iceberg lettuces to consumers across Europe. Other vegetables, including broccoli, artichokes and aubergines, also known as eggplants, have been hit.
Inadequate provision of English classes and a lack of routes into work or study programmes are leaving many refugees in the UK isolated, according to new research by academics at the University of Sussex.
The elections in the state of Bavaria on Sunday suggest a shift is underway among some German voters -- and the future is looking a lot greener.
Germany's spy chief, removed from his job after being accused of far-right sympathies but moved to a more senior government role, will not get the promotion after all.
Prosecutors are investigating the German armed forces after a fire caused by military rocket tests almost three weeks ago continued to burn across a moorland in northern Germany, a military spokesperson told CNN on Friday.
Politicians across the spectrum have expressed outrage at the apparent promotion of Germany's spy chief who was removed from his post following allegations of far-right sympathies.
Police moved into a forest in western Germany Thursday morning to remove tree houses occupied by environmental activists and make way for mining company RWE.
A search for missing German pop singer Daniel Kaiser-Kueblboeck, who reportedly jumped overboard from a cruise ship near Canada over the weekend, has been called off, according to the Canadian Joint Task Force Atlantic (JTFA).
Around 2,500 people gathered in the eastern German city of Koethen Sunday for a right-wing demonstration after two Afghan men were arrested for assaulting a 22-year-old man who later died, according to police.
Tens of thousands attended an anti-racism concert Monday in Germany's eastern city of Chemnitz, following a week of far-right and anti-fascist protests triggered by the fatal stabbing of a German-Cuban man.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has condemned violent anti-migrant protests in the state of Saxony, saying "hate in the streets" has no place in the country.
The German government condemned attempts to "spread hatred on the streets" following a demonstration Sunday in Chenmitz in eastern Germany.
A number of World War II munitions exploded as wildfires took hold in a forest around 40 miles southwest of Berlin.
Tommy Frenck is the proud owner and proprietor of The Golden Lion, a traditional, half-timbered guesthouse surrounded by meadows in a small village in central Germany.
Computer and video games featuring Nazi symbols such as the swastika can now be sold in Germany uncensored after a regulatory body lifted the longstanding ban.
One of the sole surviving members of a German neo-Nazi network was found guilty Wednesday of 10 counts of murder and sentenced to life in prison.
Germany's three-party coalition reached an agreement on a key migration policy Thursday night, ending, for now, a dispute that had threatened to bring down the government.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition remains intact after she reached an agreement Monday with her interior minister.
A bear was shot dead after it escaped from an enclosure at a zoo in western Germany on Friday, authorities have said.
The German Chancellor was given two weeks to agree a new migration policy with European leaders or face a renewed rebellion from her own government.
Every public building in the southern German state of Bavaria is now required to display a Christian cross at the entrance to greet visitors.
On Wednesday, Angela Merkel will begin a historic fourth term as Chancellor of Germany, making her one of the longest-serving leaders in modern German history. Merkel, who grew up in East Germany, entered parliament in 1990 as the Soviet Empire crumbled, rising quickly through the ranks in the newly unified German government led by the late Helmut Kohl.
Angela Merkel was sworn in as Chancellor of Germany after lawmakers voted to re-elect her as leader in a close vote on Wednesday morning. She will now begin a historic fourth term as Chancellor.
Eight people have been found guilty of being members of a right-wing terror organization by a court in Germany. A federal court in Dresden handed down the verdict Wednesday after a yearlong trial of members of the so-called "Freital Group," a terror cell founded in eastern Germany in 2015 accused of firebombing two refugee homes and an office and car belonging to the left-wing, pro-immigration Die Linke party.
Germany's Social Democratic Party voted to renew a coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats, paving the way for her fourth term after nearly six months of political deadlock. The postal ballot saw 66% vote in favor and 34% against the grand coalition, SPD treasurer Dietmar Nietan announced Sunday.
(CNN)A Turkish court sentenced six journalists and other media professionals to life in prison Friday, Turkey's Anadolu state news agency reported, roughly an hour after another court freed a German-Turkish reporter who had been behind bars for the past year.
Arthur Wagner, a leading member of Alternative for Germany (AfD) in the eastern state of Brandenburg, left his position on the party's state executive committee on January 11 citing "personal reasons," according to Andreas Kalbitz, AfD's chairman AfD in the state.
Germany's leaders have taken a crucial step towards breaking a deadlock that has prevented the formation of a new government since elections four months ago. At a special party congress in Bonn, the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) voted to begin formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU/CSU alliance, a move that brings a new, Merkel-led administration closer to reality.
Six hundred delegates from Germany's Social Democratic Party (SPD) will descend on the city of Bonn this Sunday for a special party congress. All eyes are on one agenda item: A vote on starting official coalition negotiations with Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) and their more conservative sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU).
A former Nazi officer known as "the bookkeeper of Auschwitz" has been told he must serve out his four-year prison sentence, despite lodging an appeal for clemency. Oskar Groening's plea for mercy was denied by German prosecutors in Lueneberg on Wednesday, one day after his appeal was made public.
A Turkish court has ordered the release of German journalist and translator Mesale Tolu, according to Germany's Foreign Ministry. Tolu, who was detained seven months ago, will be released under judicial control, ministry spokeswoman Maria Adebahr said Monday.
Germany's Social Democrats have given the green light for their party to enter preliminary coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's party in a vote that could trigger an end to the country's political deadlock. More than 600 SPD delegates gathered on Thursday in Berlin and debated the question for several hours before voting overwhelmingly for the exploratory talks to begin.
Germany's Social Democrats will meet next week with Chancellor Angela Merkel's alliance in a bid to break the country's post-election political deadlock, President Frank-Walter Steinmeier announced Friday morning. The parties' leaders will meet at Steinmeier's official residence in Berlin to discuss "the situation after the breakdown of the coalition talks."
Just over a year ago, Frank-Walter Steinmeier was nominated for the job of German President. "My joy at the task is great," he said in an acceptance speech in Berlin. But not everyone was happy. Some doom-mongers grumbled that Steinmeier was much too important for him to be "consigned to the periphery of power."
Fresh elections in Germany appeared increasingly likely Monday evening after Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that she preferred a new vote over governing without a parliamentary majority. The country has been plunged into its worst political crisis in years after negotiations to form the next government collapsed overnight, dealing a serious blow to Merkel and raising questions about the future of the longtime Chancellor.
Germany's top court ruled Wednesday that lawmakers must legally recognize a "third gender" from birth. Once a law is passed, Germany would become the first European country to offer intersex people the option of identifying as a designation other than male or female.
The discovery of over 1,400 works of art in a shabby apartment in Munich in 2012 stunned the world. The vast collection was uncovered in the home of Cornelius Gurlitt, the son of Hildebrand Gurlitt, an art collector who dealt in works for the Nazis. Experts believe many of the discovered paintings, drawings and sculptures -- including works by Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso and August Rodin -- were looted by the Nazis from Jewish collectors or dealers.
A Syrian teenager has been arrested in Germany on suspicion of planning an attack using powerful explosives, a spokeswoman for the federal prosecutor said Tuesday. The 19-year-old man, known as Yamen A., was arrested in the early hours of Tuesday morning in Schwerin, northern Germany.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has agreed to aim for a limit on Germany's refugee intake, marking a significant retreat from her previous rejection of a cap. Merkel made the announcement Monday in a joint news conference with Horst Seehofer, leader of the Christian Social Union -- the more conservative sister party to Merkel's Christian Democratic Union -- after discussions in which the two parties sought compromises on a number of issues following poor results in the federal elections two...
Germany's president Frank-Walter Steinmeier has warned of the fractures in its society -- highlighted by the electoral success of the far-right party Alternative for Germany (AfD) -- on the nation's Day of German Unity.
The co-founder of the first far-right party to win seats in Germany's parliament in almost 60 years has declared that it is ready to "take back our country and our people." Alexander Gauland, federal spokesman for the anti-immigration, anti-Muslim, Alternative for Germany (AfD), gave the warning after his party was projected to come in third place in Sunday's national election, according to preliminary results.
German voters are going to the polls to choose a government -- and a Chancellor -- for the next four years. The election could see incumbent Angela Merkel from the Christian Democratic Union win a fourth term in office -- or be ousted by her main rival Martin Schulz, of the Social Democratic Party.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her election rival Martin Schulz of "bowing down to populism and prejudice" after both candidates called for an end to Ankara's European Union membership talks in a live TV election debate Sunday night.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel traded blows with her election rival, Martin Schulz, in a live TV debate Sunday night, three weeks before the country's federal election. The pair sparred over the right course of action in North Korea after Sunday's nuclear bomb test.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has demanded the release of German citizens detained in Turkey, describing their imprisonment as "unjustified" on Tuesday. Relations between Berlin and Ankara have been in a downward spiral since last summer, when a failed coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sparked a crackdown on civil liberties and mass arrests of the political opposition, activists and journalists, including German citizens.
Turkey may be using the multinational police organization Interpol to hunt down political opponents of the country's president abroad, a German government spokesman said Monday. The accusation follows the arrest and release of a prominent Turkish-German writer, the latest sign of the deterioration of ties between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Germany over what Germany perceives to be Turkey's interference in its political affairs.
It's an embarrassing error for any political party to make, let alone a nationalist one. On Monday, a branch of Germany's far-right AfD (Alternatives for Germany) tweeted a picture of a mountain landscape with the headline "Our program for Germany" and a call to action: "Take your country back."
It was the evening of July 5 and Magdalena Freudenschuss hadn't heard from her partner all day. That was unusual, so she was worried. Peter Steudtner, a human rights trainer, was at a workshop on IT security and mental health strategies for activists in Istanbul with several colleagues.
Linda Wenzel, a schoolgirl from the town of Pulsnitz near Dresden, was one of at least five foreign women captured by Iraqi forces sweeping the old city of Mosul after the defeat of ISIS, according to sources within the counter-terror operation in Mosul.
The typical walking figure -- found on lights across the country -- could be replaced with a miner, complete with lamp and safety helmet. Regional news website "Der Westen" launched a campaign for the change in Duisburg this week, calling for "a pedestrian light that reminds us of our culture and life in the Ruhr region."
Headscarf-wearing women now have an emoji of their own, thanks to a 16-year-old Saudi girl. Rayouf Alhumedhi, who now lives in Vienna, proposed the idea last year to The Unicode Consortium, the non-profit corporation that reviews and develops new emojis.
"On the issue of an upper limit, my position is clear," Merkel said in an interview broadcast live on Germany's ARD on Sunday. "I won't accept one." Merkel will need the support of the Christian Social Union -- the more conservative sister party to Merkel's Christian Democratic Union -- in order to remain Chancellor after September elections.
The collector who put the machine up for sale at the Artmark auction house in Bucharest, Romania, had spotted it at a flea market in the city and bought it for just 100 euros ($114). Vitally important to Nazi war efforts, the Enigma machine was used by the German military to encrypt messages into a form they believed was unbreakable.
The Hamburg concert hall that hosted Donald Trump, Angela Merkel, and Vladimir Putin last week will open its doors for free on Thursday to some of the 20,000 German police officers who were deployed during the G20 summit.
King's College London (KCL) has worked closely with TU Dresden -- a technical university in eastern Germany -- for many years. But the relationship could now become even closer as the London university has announced it is considering opening a new campus in the German city.
The bill gives homosexual couples in Germany the same rights as heterosexual couples, and will allow same-sex couples to marry and jointly adopt children.It passed by 393 votes to 226, with four abstentions. The bill is likely to pass through the Bundesrat -- Germany's upper house -- next week.
German lawmakers will decide Friday whether to legalize same-sex marriage, according to CNN affiliate NTV. The snap vote comes after Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that she would like to see parliament move towards a "vote of conscience" on the issue.
The announcement comes ahead of the G20 summit in Germany next week, which Erdogan is expected to attend. Turkish security officials -- including some of Erdogan's personal guards, according to US officials -- fought with protesters outside the Turkish ambassador's residence in Washington in May.
The discovery of the work's true author has been described as "a sensation" by the Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum in Braunschweig, Germany. Known as "the Braunschweig terrier," the image is believed to date from around 1637; it has been in the museum's collection since 1770.
The phone was presented to Hitler by the Wehrmacht and was used by the Nazi leader to issue most of his commands during the last two years of World War II, according to a description in the catalog for Alexander Historical Auctions in Maryland.
Last year, Pomsel spoke publicly for the first time about her experiences working for the Nazi regime and her three years as Goebbels' secretary. Her story was turned into the critically acclaimed film, "A German Life." In the film, she expressed no remorse for her actions.
German art historian Hartwig Fischer has just started his new job as director of the British Museum. A strange quirk of fate has seen the museum's former director, Neil MacGregor, take on the role of artistic director at the Humboldt Forum, a major new museum under construction in the capital of Fischer's native Germany.
A new series being produced in Germany seeks to portray Hitler as a human being, in an attempt to explain an evil that seems inexplicable.
From 18th century philosophers to present day audiences, Germans just can’t get enough of the Dane.
Earlier this month, the government of Montenegro approved plans to transform an island fort, used during the Second World War as a concentration camp, into a luxury resort. The news has sparked a debate around the world. Many are asking whether this is an appropriate use of a former place of suffering and death.
'Refugees Welcome' has been revealed as Germany's official 'Anglicism of the Year' for 2015. A panel of judges, mostly linguists, confers each year to choose the English word or phrase that has most influenced Germany. But what is really in it?
BERLIN - The refugee crisis that has engulfed Europe has seen tens of thousands of people make their way to Germany in the hope of making a better life. And in this ordinary district of western Berlin, a former army barracks now houses families from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Eritrea, and eastern Europe.
BERLIN - In der aktuellen Flüchtlingskrise in Europa kommen Tausende Menschen in der Hoffnung auf ein besseres Leben nach Deutschland. Einige von ihnen kommen in eine frühere Kaserne im Westen Berlins, in der jetzt Familien aus Syrien, Afghanistan, Irak, Pakistan, Eritrea und Osteuropa untergebracht sind.
Britain's Princess Eugenie has married Jack Brooksbank in Windsor's second royal wedding of the year. The ceremony took place in St. George's Chapel, which also hosted the wedding of Harry and Meghan Markle, now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, in May.
UK firms may be forced to publish data covering their ethnicity pay gap following a consultation launched Thursday by Prime Minister Theresa May.
Two people have died and 140,000 buildings are without power as high winds from Storm Ali buffeted Ireland on Wednesday, according to police and Ireland's electricity provider.
Some schoolgirls in the UK have been pressured by their peers into undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM), according to FGM survivor and campaigner Leyla Hussein, Britain's Press Association reported.
The world's largest offshore wind farm, located off the northwest coast of England, begins generating energy on Thursday.
A group of UK lawmakers are calling for an independent inquiry into the Home Office's treatment of tens of thousands of foreign nationals, mostly students, whose visas were revoked or refused after they were accused of cheating on an English language test in 2014.
This summer was the hottest on record in England, and the joint-hottest in the UK, according to the UK Met Office.
Britain's home secretary is facing criticism after issuing a formal apology to just 18 members of the so-called Windrush generation who the government believes could have been wrongfully detained or removed from the UK.
British police have identified two suspects in the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, a source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN Thursday.
A lawmaker on maternity leave accused Theresa May's government of "cheating" after her party's chairman broke an agreement not to cast a Brexit vote.
A British ISIS supporter, who called for jihadis to attack 4-year-old Prince George, was given a life sentence for terror offenses Friday.
A charity has accused the UK government of a "four-year failure" in the treatment of foreign nationals who were accused of cheating in an English language test.
Queen Elizabeth attended an event celebrating 100 years of Britain's Royal Air Force on Tuesday that included a huge flypast of around 100 aircraft.
A woman who was exposed to Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok died Sunday, the Metropolitan Police said in a written statement.
Prince Louis, the third child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and fifth in line to the throne, has been christened at a private ceremony in London.
A UK lawmaker has blocked a bid to criminalize upskirting, or filming up people's clothing, hours after the government announced its support for the plan.
A huge blaze tore through one of London's top hotels Wednesday, just days after it announced the completion of a multimillion-dollar renovation project.
A British ISIS supporter, who called for jihadis to attack 4-year-old Prince George, pleaded guilty to terrorism offenses Thursday, two weeks into his trial at a court in London.
The Duchess of Sussex made an appearance Saturday evening ahead of her second wedding reception in a dress designed by Stella McCartney.
In a stirring royal wedding address, the African-American leader of the Episcopal Church quoted Martin Luther King Jr. and spoke passionately about the power of love.
American actor George Clooney, his wife Amal and David and Victoria Beckham were among the guests in attendance at Windsor Castle for the royal wedding.
Indian actress Priyanka Chopra has been spotted at the royal wedding in Windsor. The Miss World 2000 winner arrived at St. George's Chapel on Saturday wearing a Vivienne Westwood grey dress and a Philip Treacy hat.
CNN looks at the timeline of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's romance.
Meghan Markle will make a striking feminist statement in her wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday, choosing not to be chaperoned for much of the procession down the aisle of St. George's Chapel, Windsor, CNN has learned.
Meghan Markle's mother, Doria Ragland, was meeting Queen Elizabeth for tea at Windsor Castle Friday, as final preparations were made for the royal wedding on Saturday.
As the world's media descends on Windsor ahead of the royal wedding on Saturday, the town's homeless population have found themselves in the spotlight.
Members of the British Armed Forces took to the streets of Windsor Thursday to rehearse their roles ahead of the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle this weekend.
Meghan Markle will be accompanied at her wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday by six bridesmaids, including 3-year-old Princess Charlotte, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Prince Harry is an unusual royal -- and not just because of his choice of bride. Through the images and unique insights of Getty Images royal photographer Chris Jackson, CNN looks at the prince's tumultuous life to date and asks: who is Meghan Markle's future husband?
"The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle," it read. As journalists around the world scrambled to publish their already half-written stories, Kensington Palace -- home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Prince Harry's brother and sister-in-law) -- retweeted the announcement.
Abbas Edalat, an award-winning professor of computer science and mathematics, was arrested on Thursday, FARS reported. He is accused of being part of a British-affiliated anti-Iran group that allegedly launched espionage operations and had contacts with leaders of mass anti-government protests in 2009, the news agency said.
The Palace said that Prince William is "honoured to have been asked, and is very much looking forward to supporting his brother at St George's Chapel, Windsor on May 19th." Harry served as best man to William at his wedding to Kate Middleton in 2011 and it was widely expected that the Duke would play the same role for his younger sibling this year.
The 77-year-old entertainer is suing the national broadcaster over coverage of a police search at his home in August 2014, which took place after a sexual assault allegation. Richard denied the allegation and he has never faced charges.
In a letter to the NATO secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, UK national security adviser Mark Sedwill says there is "no plausible alternative explanation" for the attack in Salisbury on March 4 that left the Skripals hospitalized. "Only Russia has the technical means, operational experience and the motive," he writes.
Yulia Skripal, one of the victims of the nerve agent attack in the English city of Salisbury in March, has told her cousin to stay out of her and her father's affairs and told Russia she doesn't need its help.
Kensington Palace announced on Tuesday that the royal couple would not be inviting political leaders to the event, at least not on the basis of their official position. Which means neither US President Donald Trump nor his predecessor Barack Obama will be there.
The seven chosen charities "represent a range of issues that they are passionate about," the Palace said in a statement, including women's empowerment, HIV, homelessness and the environment. "Many of these are small charities, and the couple are pleased to be able to amplify and shine a light on their work."
Christine Blanshard, medical director at Salisbury District Hospital, said Skripal, 66, was responding well to treatment. The news comes a day after Skripal's daughter Yulia, 33, who was also poisoned in the attack, released her first public statement after regaining consciousness last week.
The two guinea pigs were found dead in Skripal's house some time after the attack, apparently from dehydration, and a cat was put down after being discovered in a "distressed" state. Police sealed the house after Skripal and his daughter Yulia were discovered unconscious on a bench in Salisbury on March 4.
Tobias Menzies, best known for his roles in the television series "Game of Thrones" and "Outlander," will take over from Matt Smith, Netflix announced Wednesday. Menzies will appear alongside actress Olivia Colman, who has taken over the role of Queen Elizabeth from Claire Foy for seasons three and four.
From requests for "brexit news" to queries about the future of Marmite and Toblerone in post-Brexit Britain, their searches have ranged from the predictable to the somewhat random. As the UK started the one year countdown to leaving the European Union on Thursday, CNN used search data provided by Google and gathered from Google Trends and Google AdWords to look at how Brexit-related search terms have changed over time.
The couple, who will wed on May 19, attended an event celebrating a youth-led peace-building initiative launched by Prince Harry last year before visiting a historic liquor saloon and a local science park. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle also met local residents during a walkabout after lunch and concluded their day trip with a tour of Belfast's Titanic exhibition.
Dame Judi Dench, Paloma Faith and Andy Murray are among more than 30 celebrities urging Theresa May to introduce a UK ban on animal fur imports after Brexit. Fur farming has been illegal in the UK since 2000, but fur from animals such as foxes, rabbits and minks continues to be imported.
A 17-year-old boy has been jailed for 10 and a half years for carrying out a spate of "despicable" acid attacks one evening last summer. Derryck John, from Croydon, south London, threw corrosive liquid through the visors of six moped riders in less than 90 minutes, trying to blind them and steal their scooters.
Parts of Britain are bracing for another week of disruptive weather as heavy rain and gale-force winds could give way to another cold snap by the weekend. Southwest and western areas of the UK are likely to be "much wilder, much wetter, much windier" than normal by Wednesday before Siberian air is expected to sweep in once again from the East, according to Met Office forecaster Becky Mitchell.
A petition calling on Theresa May to take action to build trust in the Grenfell Tower inquiry has reached a landmark 100,000 signatures, meaning parliament must now consider debating the issue. Tens of thousands of signatures have been added since Friday alone, when London rapper Stormzy tweeted his support and called for his followers to "sign, share, RT and spread the word".
A British man has been indicted on terror charges for fighting against ISIS in Syria and Iraq. It is the first time someone who fought against the jihadist group has been charged under UK terror legislation, according to Britain's Crown Prosecution Service.
Nine European countries including the UK could face legal action if they fail to make progress on reducing air pollution, the EU's top environment official has warned. The intervention came as legal air pollution limits for the whole year were reached within a month in London.
A Canadian man is believed to have become the seventh student at Bristol University to take their own life in just 18-months. Justin Cheng, who was in the third year of his law degree, was found dead on 12 January, the university confirmed.
Athletes in England are coming together to tackle what they see as gender inequality in cross country running. Although men and women usually run the same distances on the track and in road races, women's races are often much shorter at cross country events, sometimes barely more than half of the men's distance.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will spend their first Christmas as an engaged couple with Queen Elizabeth and other members of Britain's royal family. "You can expect to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and Ms. Markle at Sandringham on Christmas Day," a Kensington Palace spokesman said Wednesday.
A man who allegedly plotted to assassinate British Prime Minister Theresa May appeared in court Wednesday charged with terrorism offenses. London based Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, who described himself in court as Pakistani British, was arrested last week and charged on Tuesday.
Meghan Markle intends to become a UK citizen, the British royal family has announced, confirming that the American actor's marriage to Prince Harry would take place at Windsor Castle in May next year. Kensington Palace said that Windsor, a royal residence west of London, had become "a special place for the two of them."
The rumor mill has been buzzing for months. The first whispers of a royal engagement made their way across social media and the British tabloids earlier this year and soon grew into a clamor of speculation. And the question had always been "when," not "if," Prince Harry and American actor Meghan Markle would announce their engagement.
He's no fan of the limelight. But Henry Charles Albert David Mountbatten-Windsor -- fifth in line to the British throne and better known as Prince Harry -- will have few places to hide after the announcement that he is engaged to his American girlfriend Meghan Markle.
he sky turned orange across parts of the UK on Monday as dust and smoke from fires in southern Europe swept north. The reddish tint was a side effect of the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia and the wildfires that have been raging across Portugal and northwest Spain since Friday.
An estimated 64% of registered 18- to 24-year-olds turned out to vote, compared to 43% two years ago. And over 60% of them voted for the opposition Labour party. Predictions of a big victory for Theresa May's Conservative Party before the election were based partly on assumptions that most young voters wouldn't turn out.
Ten-month-old Charlie Gard was due to have his life support switched off at the end of the day Tuesday after his parents lost a Supreme Court appeal in the UK last week. After losing that appeal, Charlie's parents, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, filed a request with the European court for an urgent interim measure that would allow judges time to consider the case.
At the first event on his whirlwind speaking tour of the UK Thursday, Bernie Sanders had nothing but praise for Jeremy Corbyn, the left-wing leader of the UK's Labour Party, which is currently experiencing a surge in support ahead of next week's general election.
Superstars of the grime scene such as JME, Stormzy and Akala as well as young MCs Novelist, Big Zuu and AJ Tracey have all tweeted, instagrammed or snapped their support for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, in the run-up to the UK's general election Corbyn, a left-wing politician who has been a Labour MP in London since 1983, was elected leader of the party in 2015.
"Find your voice!" says a command, "Register to vote by 22nd May!" The feature on the social media app will be available for 48 hours for UK users. The aim is to reach young voters, who are statistically much less likely to be registered than older voters and less likely to turn out on polling day.
Bryson William 'Verdun' Hayes, known as Verdun, completed the record-breaking jump Sunday. He skydived for the very first time a year ago to celebrate his 100th birthday. "Last year's skydive was an amazing experience," he said in a press statement.
In a tightly fought contest between the Conservative and Liberal Democrat candidates for the final seat on the local council, the winner was decided by drawing straws. The Conservative party had already won 33 of the 67 council seats and needed just one more for a majority.
The video, filmed at Kensington Palace earlier this week, is part of the Heads Together campaign, which aims to end the stigma around mental health. The three young royals have been spearheading the campaign since its launch in 2016. In the film, Kate talks openly about the struggles she has faced as a mother.
How did today's newspapers respond? Celebrating the announcement as a "stunning move," the Daily Mail, a right-wing tabloid paper, published an image of a steely-eyed Theresa May outside Downing Street yesterday above the headline "Crush the saboteurs."
In an unexpected statement at Downing Street, May said she was seeking a vote on June 8, less than halfway through the government's five-year term. Opposition parties said they would not block the move, sending Westminster into full-throttle election mode. The European Union brushed off May's announcement, saying it would not affect the negotiations on Britain's departure.
The campaign group said the sculpture, which depicts an idyllic family beach scene interrupted by birds choking on plastic, was intended to highlight what it claimed were failings by the company. In a report released on Monday, Greenpeace claimed that Coca-Cola -- the world's largest soft drinks company -- sells more than 100 billion plastic bottles every year.
A letter was delivered to Brussels on Wednesday, and not just any letter. This one, signed by UK Prime Minister Theresa May, has triggered Article 50 and officially kicked off the two-year Brexit process. This is how we got here.
British scientist Stephen Hawking fears he "may not be welcome" in the United States now that Donald Trump is President. In an interview with ITV's Good Morning Britain on Monday, Hawking described President Trump's election as "a definite swing to a right-wing" and a "more authoritarian approach."
A stark guide to surviving a nuclear blast that was first published during the dark days of the Cold War is being reissued by the Imperial War Museum in London. The 1980 pamphlet opens with this warning: "Read this booklet with care. Your life and the lives of your family may depend on it." Its republication coincides with a new exhibition exploring 100 years of the anti-war movement, the first of its kind at the museum.
Her Sapphire Jubilee has being marked with ceremonial gun salutes at London's Green Park and the Tower of London, and in several other locations across the United Kingdom. The bells at Westminster Abbey in central London were also rung in honor of the occasion.
Speaking at the Women in IT Awards in London on Wednesday night, MI6 chief Alex Younger, known as C, encouraged more women to join the intelligence services. "The real-life Q is looking forward to meeting you and I'm pleased to report that the real-life Q is a woman," he said.
Historians frustrated by simplistic comparisons between refugee crises past and present have set up a platform to delve deeper into historical parallels and differences. Its founders talk to Judith Vonberg about the importance of history for understanding the present. - Rarely does a week go by in the U.K.
Science & health
Before smashing into Saturn last September, Nasa's Cassini spacecraft sent back some of the most spectacular images of the planet ever seen. Now Nasa has revealed an image showing the spot on the planet's surface where the probe met its end.
Scientists believe they may have discovered the cause of an epidemic that struck Mexico's Aztec population in 1545, killing up to 15 million people. In a paper published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, they describe how DNA extracted from the teeth of 29 skeletons buried in a cemetery in southern Mexico revealed previously unidentified traces of the salmonella enterica bacterium.
The legalisation of marijuana for medical purposes has led to a significant reduction in violent crime in several US states bordering Mexico, according to new research. The study, published in The Economic Journal, found that the rate of violent crime - including robberies, murders and aggravated assaults - fell by 12.5 per cent in counties close to the border after the introduction of medical marijuana laws (MMLs).
In the battle against climate change, efforts to reduce emissions of harmful gases like carbon dioxide have consumed most of the headlines. But many scientists say that simply minimizing man-made pollution is not enough to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius, as agreed in the 2015 Paris climate agreement -- humans must also devise other means to help cool the planet.
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017 has been awarded to three scientists for their pioneering work developing new methods of visualising biomolecules, such as the Zika virus.
A rift in the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica has grown by 10.5 miles in the last six days, according to UK scientists working on Project MIDAS. It will create one of the largest icebergs ever recorded. Climate change may be speeding up the process.
The naked mole rat is already known to be cold-blooded, resistant to cancer and feeling pain, and can live ten times longer than a mouse. The animal is alsoone of the strangest-looking mammals on the planet. But now scientists believe these odd creatures can also survive without oxygen, by using a different method of creating energy in their bodies.
The discovery comprises tiny filaments and tubes formed by bacteria that lived on iron, according to a statement released Wednesday by University College London. They were found in quartz layers in the Nuvvuagittuq Supracrustal Belt in Quebec, Canada, which contains some of the Earth's oldest known sedimentary rocks, it said.
The study, by Imperial College London, says consuming 10 portions per day, or about 800g, could prevent an estimated 7.8 million premature deaths worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) currently recommends eating 5 portions, or 400g, of fruit and vegetables every day.
Amid a hostile climate for refugees in the U.K., ordinary citizens are plugging gaps in the asylum system. Judith Vonberg reports on Refugees at Home, a volunteer initiative connecting Britons offering spare rooms with asylum seekers desperately in need of a bed.
Around 150 people gathered outside the Home Office yesterday to celebrate the arrival of the first so-called "Dubs children" and to urge leaders of government and local councils to take more action to bring vulnerable refugee children in Europe to safety.
As part of our "The Road to UNGA" series, migrant rights advocate Judith Vonberg writes that the upcoming U.N. summit, already backsliding on promises to resettle refugees, risks missing an opportunity to radically redefine migrancy.
Thursday’s vote presents us with two visions of our country. The Leave campaign offers us an anti-immigration, nostalgia driven fantasy while Remain, in its more inspiring moments, invites us to strive for a Britain made great by the diversity of its newcomers.
Translated fiction is not a genre. It is illogical and unhelpful to suggest otherwise.
The New Keywords Collective Project was launched in 2015 as a series of collaborative essays on key words or topic areas related to the current debate about migration and refugees. These include "crisis", "European values" and the statistics themselves.
I became a distance learning student when a failed PhD funding application ruled out a London university with a 30-minute commute. Instead, I accepted a place at a university 100 miles away, enticed by funding and my first-choice supervisor. But moving across the country wasn't practical, so I decided to study from afar.
As an Oxford graduate educated in a comprehensive school, I am dismayed at the idea of abandoning the selection criteria at Oxford and Cambridge universities. Academic standards would deteriorate and academically minded students would be denied the chance to aspire.
There were more than a few inflammatory points in Theresa May's speech to the Conservative Party conference yesterday. One such moment came when she addressed how Britain deals with asylum seekers. 'The system', she said, 'is geared towards helping those most able to access it [...]
Germany seems to have grasped two facts that continue to elude many other national governments across Europe, or are perhaps being wilfully ignored. First, that the European project was founded on – the clue is there in the name – ‘union’. In an interview with German television network ZDF last week, Angela Merkel warned that the issue of asylum ‘could be the next major European project, in which we show whether we are really able to take joint action’.
Two speeches in the House of Commons, seventy-five years apart, express the same aspiration to an idea of Britain as welcoming and compassionate, a refuge for those fleeing terror and persecution around the world. The sentiments expressed by Yvette Cooper and others a year ago in response to the Syrian crisis bear remarkable resemblance to those conveyed by members of parliament in 1938 in a debate prompted by the violence wreaked against Jews across Germany on Kristallnacht (‘Night of Broken...
Blogs and Reviews
It's hard not to envy the staff at the Hachette publishing group who have their offices in the London headquarters. The views from the light-filled, top-floor café in this glass palace on the bank of the Thames are breathtaking. Its landscaped roof terrace is the ideal spot for city gazing - but not on a chilly November day.
"In truth, there are no superhumans or subhumans," thinks Anna, one of the central characters in Steven Uhly's epic novel, Kingdom of Twilight. Even Sturmbannführer Josef Ranzner, a fanatical Nazi who sexually abuses Anna, his Jewish slave, is to her, "just a fellow human who, for unknown reasons, has become an anti-human."
The Frankfurt Book Fair 2016 has just finished. At the event a year ago, Amazon pledged $10 million of funding for one of its trade imprints, AmazonCrossing, which commissions and publishes novels in translation. At the same time, the imprint started accepting submissions from authors, rather than just selecting books internally.
New Books in German is a unique twice-yearly publication that provides publishers and editors around the world with insights on the best of German-language literature. NBG is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year (2016) and recently launched a gorgeous new website.
“We’re gonna have to build a wall!” This isn’t Donald Trump talking about Mexico or UK immigration minister Robert Goodwill announcing the new wall at Calais. The words belong to Terry Wogan, stalwart of British broadcasting. He made the joke during his coverage of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007, when several Eastern European countries were topping the points table and the UK was languishing near the bottom.
'Tonight, me, Tim Parks, @GoldRosie, Claudiu Florian & Antoine Laurain will solve #Brexit no problem. Come...' So it was that British writer Joanna Walsh invited her twitter followers to the second Euro Stars debate of 2016. Solve Brexit? It was of course a joke, but the discussion that evening on the future relationship between Britain and European literature was an earnest one.
Multiple stories are interwoven in Gabriela Babnik’s 'Dry Season', translated from the Slovene by Rawley Grau and published by Istros Books. The two protagonists, who narrate their own presents and pasts in a complex, at times confusing, sequence that defies conventional forms of narration, are Ana and Ismael. (Photo credit: Stephen Morrison/Africa Practice)
A Sense of the Beginning , the twelfth novel by Austrian writer Norbert Gstrein, is published this month by MacLehose Press in a translation by Julian Evans. It is an intriguing novel about the blurred line between telling and creating stories.
"Then Sara got up, her ponytail shining on one side of her neck and then the other. She skipped to the cage, like a little girl. Her back to us, rising up on tiptoes, she opened the cage and took out the bird..."
Peter Handke and His Reception in the English-speaking Judith Vonberg About Peter Handke ELit Blogs Peter Handke and His Reception in the German-speaking world Peter Handke. A Reception of a Literary Controversy world Peter Handke and His Reception in the French-speaking world In a 1995 review of a critical study of the work of Peter Handke, Linda C.
For most of us, Henning Mankell is the father of the modern Swedish crime novel. Yet Mankell, who died last year, was also a dramatist and spent many months each year in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, where he was artistic director of the Mutumbela Gogo Theatre Company and co-director of the Teatro Avenida.
There is nothing hackneyed about Kutscher’s novel. Its portrayal of the disintegrating Weimar Republic is neither historicised and tedious nor a self-conscious reconstruction in glorious technicolour.
Art is ‘about being in someone else’s skin’, writer A.L. Kennedy once said. The three European novels shortlisted for this year’s Man Booker International Prize invite us deep beneath the skin, not only of the protagonists, but also of the vividly conveyed settings they inhabit – Istanbul, Naples and the Austrian Alps.
One rainy Wednesday at the end of April, a group of people gathered for an evening of wine, readings and conversation in central London. The topic was culture, Europe and the upcoming EU referendum. How important is a shared culture to Europeans? Does culture matter in the EU referendum debate? And is anyone listening to artists and writers?
In the space of a few months Europe has moved from "Refugees Welcome" to deporting refugees. But who are the people we once welcomed and now send away? In Crossing the Sea: With Syrians on the Exodus to Europe German journalist Wolfgang and Czech photographer Stanislav Krupař seek out the travellers and document their stories.
There’s an unusual series of events happening at the Austrian Cultural Forum in London. I was there for the first one. Sitting in a large white-walled room, its vast windows overlooking a secluded Knightsbridge street, I sat mesmerised by two remarkable writers.
It’s the time of year for lists and there are plenty of them telling us which were the best books of 2015. But what about the books that everyone was reading? Which novels were the most popular across Europe in 2015?
Boehning offers little hope that her characters will find solace. They try to connect with the people around them and find acceptance, but their attempts to communicate are plagued by the inadequacy of language and by misinterpretation.
For two days at the end of January, ‘Brit Crime’ took over the Humboldt University in Berlin. It was the British Council’s annual literature seminar, bringing together contemporary British writers with students, academics, publishers, journalists and translators for discussions and workshops.
Hustled along seemingly interminable walkways and shunted onto escalators by the crush of city commuters, the air heavy with heat, increasingly doubtful that I would ever reach my desired destination, I pondered the remarkable resemblance between my world and that of K., Kafka’s century-old protagonist.
Published by Ginninderra Press (Australia) The epigraph to comes from Eva Hoffman's meditation on the Holocaust, After Such Knowledge : 'Stand too close to horror, and you get fixation, paralysis, engulfment; stand too far, and you get voyeurism or forgetting. Distance matters.'