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What a 9-Month Long Trip Around the World Looks Like in 150 Photos

How Far From Home | Posted 11.18.2015 | Travel
How Far From Home

Since departing on our global trip we have covered the equivalent of 40 000 miles, which is almost twice around the equator, visiting 4 continents, 12 countries and 40 cities - and we're only getting started.

Austria Plans Border Fence With Slovenia To Control Migrant Flow

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.14.2015 | World

Austria will build a 3.7-km (2.5-mile) fence on either side of its busiest border crossing with Slovenia to help manage the flow of thousands of migr...

The Cat That Almost Created a Military Crisis

ADST | Posted 11.12.2015 | World

This is a story about a demanding ambassador's wife, who was "an ogre and an alcoholic," a demanding ambassador, and a cat in Vienna which in 1968 almost caused a military crisis.

The US and Iran's Common Interests in Syria

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 11.10.2015 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

The conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Yemen cannot be resolved unless Iran is at the negotiating table.

One Of Austria's Best Hiking Spots Turns Into A Lake Every Year

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 11.06.2015 | Travel

Watch your step. A hike in the park could turn into a scuba trip if you walk slow enough in Grüner See, a mountainous Austrian park that turns in...

Austria To Build Fence Along Parts Of Border With Slovenia

AP | Eline Gordts | Posted 11.02.2015 | World

VIENNA (AP) — Austria, a strong critic of fences built to cope with Europe's migrant influx, on Wednesday announced it is joining other nations...

Berlin-Based Company Won't Deliver Razor Wire To Hungary

HuffPost Germany | Christoph Asche | Posted 09.24.2015 | World

  MUNICH, Germany -- A Berlin-based company has refused to deliver razor wire to Hungary -- a decision causing it to lose a lot of money. It's ...

This Austrian Town Is Running Out Of Emergency Shelters

HuffPost Germany | Vincent Buss | Posted 09.16.2015 | World

At the border between Hungary and Austria, the full magnitude of the refugee crisis can be felt. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled their h...

Germany Announces Austria Border Checks To Limit Refugee Influx

AP | Adam Goldberg | Posted 09.13.2015 | World

BERLIN (AP) — Germany will introduce temporary border checks on the Austrian frontier in a bid to limit the influx of refugees, the interior mi...

Downpours And Political Hostility Won't Stop Refugees' March To North Europe

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.14.2015 | World

Thousands of people surged through European border crossings Friday, braving torrential rains, mud-slicked terrain and police forces as they continue...

Why Jordan Is Key to Ending the Syria Crisis

Lord David Owen | Posted 09.11.2015 | World
Lord David Owen

LONDON -- The refugee crisis that dominates Europe's TVs and newspapers is the product of the horrendous civil war that still rages in Syria. Why will we not focus our attention on this? The reality in Syria is that the war creates the refugees. Do more to stop this war.

Prisoners Work To Finish Hungary Border Barrier

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 09.10.2015 | World

Not far from the camp at Roszke where thousands of migrants and refugees cross into the European Union every day, prisoners are working to complete a...

Thousands More Migrants Stream Into Austria From Hungary

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 09.10.2015 | World

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Acts of Loving Kindness & Profound Cruelty

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I believe two of the litmus tests by which we can judge any society are to investigate both the ways in which societies treat their children, and the ways in which they treat animals. In some countries around the world, we have clear evidence of the poaching of animals for their body parts, such as tusks and as trophies.

Behind Viktor Orbán's War on Refugees in Hungary

Miklós Haraszti | Posted 09.08.2015 | World
Miklós Haraszti

BUDAPEST -- Hungarian authorities have blamed the current situation on Europe's misguided approach to migration in general and -- opening a new front in their anti-EU rhetoric -- on Germany in particular. But much of the chaos we are witnessing is, in fact, intentionally manufactured by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán himself.

How Syrian Refugees Challenge Us To Be Better

Fusion | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 09.08.2015 | World

  NICKELSDORF, Austria -- Looking haggard, dazed and more than a bit relieved to be out of Hungary, thousands of mostly Syrian war ref...

Austria And Germany Open Borders To Migrants Offloaded By Hungary

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 09.08.2015 | World

HEGYESHALOM, Hungary/MUNICH, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Austria and Germany threw open their borders on Saturday to thousands of exhausted migrants ...

Pilots' Harrowing, Triumphant Stories + Air Race Video (HuffPost Exclusive Video)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 09.05.2015 | Sports
Michael Vazquez

Due to the recent airshow tragedies, I delayed posting this National Aviation Day video . NOTE: You're welcome to skip the book and just watch the mo...

Thousands Of Refugees Arrive In Germany And Austria

AP | Benjamin Hart | Posted 09.05.2015 | World

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- For weeks while they traveled a punitive road, Europe cast a cold and callous eye on their unwelcome progress. On Saturday,...

A Reminder That A Syrian Migrant's Son Gave Us The iPhone

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.04.2015 | Business

A Hungary ruled by right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban doesn't deserve to produce the next iPhone. The populist leader has spewed&nb...

Hundreds Of Migrants And Refugees To Walk 150 Miles From Hungary To Austria

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.04.2015 | World

They're miles away from their war-torn countries, and they won't stop until they find a new home. On Thursday, an estimated 1,200 migrants and re...

Why We Need To See This Photo Of A Dead Child

The Washington Post | Annum Masroor | Posted 09.03.2015 | World

He looks as though he is asleep — perhaps taking a nap before running off to play with his friends. But he’s not asleep. He’s dead....

Refugee Children Found In Critical Condition Inside Van In Austria

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.29.2015 | World

VIENNA, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Three young children suffering from dehydration and close to death have been rescued from a van crammed with 26 refugees f...

Suspected Smugglers Appear In Court After Refugee Truck Tragedy

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.29.2015 | World

KECSKEMET, Hungary, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Three Bulgarians and an Afghan arrested in Hungary in connection with the deaths of 71 refugees found in a tru...

71 Refugees Suffocate In Back Of Truck In Austria

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 08.28.2015 | World

VIENNA -- In just one of many recent tragedies involving refugees bound for Europe, an Austrian autobahn worker found the bodies of 71 ...