# Europe

Zia-ul Haq's 4 kids huddled around a burner used as a heater trying to warm themselves in one of the rooms in his small 3-room mud-hut where he lives with a family of 10, including himself, in a small camp in the outskirts of Kabul city on 20 December 2016. He had to flee Kunduz's Chahardara district due to continued fighting where his family was stuck in his house for 13 days. Around 580,000 people have been displaced due to conflict related violence in 2016 alone, surprising the Afghan government and international community alike. Internally Displaced Person (IDP). Photo: Mohammad Jawad/dpa/archive
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Calls on EU to halt child returns to Afghanistan

Save the Children surveyed 57 Afghan child returnees from Europe and found that nearly three-quarters "did not feel safe during the return."
27 April 2018, Germany, Darmstadt: A section of the new deportation detention facility (AHE) of the state of Hesse in Darmstadt-Eberstadt secured with barbed wire, high fences and surveillance cameras. The state of Hesse has for years housed its deportation detainees in other states, but it now counts with its own detention centre for them. The conversion of the Darmstadt-Eberstadt correctional's housing for day release prisoners into the AHE is to be largely finished mid-year and it will offer housing for 20 men. Capacity is to eventually expand to 50 people. Photo: Arne Dedert/dpa
27 April 2018, Germany, Darmstadt: A sec […]

Italy says migrant deportations from Germany will be small-scale

According to a minister at the Ministry of the Interior in Rome, the deportation of immigrants from Germany will be small and may reach 50 displaced monthly.

Gay marriage: Europe split in two

The referendum in Romania this weekend that could see the conservative country ban gay marriage underlines the largely East-West split in Europe over same-sex unions.
Macedonian PM Zoran Zaev (C) waves a Macedonian flag during a 'Yes' rally ahead of a referendum on whether to change the country's name to 'The Republic of North Macedonia' in Skopje on September 16, 2018. Photo: Robert Atanasovski / AFP
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Five things about Macedonia, a country that may change its name

Macedonia's citizens will vote Sunday on whether to rename their country "The Republic of North Macedonia", part of a compromise with Greece which has a province with the same name. 
Migrants rescued from the Mediterranean on board the Aquarius, a boat belonging to the NGO Doctors Without Borders, off the Italian coast, 27 June 2017. Thousands of migrants were rescued over the last few days as they made their way from Libya to Italy. Photo: Lena Klimkeit/dpa
Migrants rescued from the Mediterranean […]

Four EU countries to take in Aquarius migrants

France, Portugal, Germany and Spain struck a deal to take in migrants from the rescue ship Aquarius, after they are brought to Malta.
21.09.2018, Great Britain, London: Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, speaks after the informal EU Summit in Salzburg on Downing Street. One day after the confrontational EU summit in Salzburg, British Prime Minister Theresa May of Brussels called for new Brexit proposals. Photo: Jack Taylor / Pool Getty Images / PA Wire / dpa +++ dpa broadcast +++
21.09.2018, Great Britain, London: There […]

May to meet divided cabinet as Brexit pressure grows

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May prepares for a crunch meeting this week aimed at ending the stress inside her cabinet over Brexit.