Western Europe

Passport found by Paris bomber came via lax migrant route

The owner of a passport found near the body of a suicide bomber in the attacks on Paris passed through a migrant corridor known for its lax controls and ease in obtaining transit documents as a flood of asylum-seekers surges toward Western Europe.

March 22, 2016
March 22, 2016

Western Europe has seen a string of attacks in recent years

Deadly attacks Tuesday at the Brussels airport and a metro station in the city are the latest in a string of attacks in Europe in recent years.

November 15, 2015
November 15, 2015

Passport found by Paris bomber came via lax migrant route

The owner of a passport found near the body of a suicide bomber in the attacks on Paris passed through a migrant corridor known for its lax controls and ease in obtaining transit documents as a flood of asylum-seekers surges toward Western Europe.

September 28, 2015
September 28, 2015

Supermoon' coincides with lunar eclipse

People around the world watch the skies to observe a rare celestial event, as a lunar eclipse coincides with a so-called "supermoon".

May 26, 2015
May 26, 2015

Brides for sale: European women lured for sham marriages

Each year, dozens of women from the poorer corners of eastern Europe are lured to travel to western Europe for sham marriages with men who pay large sums because they want to live, work or claim benefits more easily in their chosen country and move freely within Europe.

April 24, 2015
April 24, 2015

Migrants killed by train on Macedonia railway track

At least 14 migrants are killed after being hit by a train on a well-trodden route across Macedonia to Western Europe, police say.