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Courageous Refugees, Cowardly Politicians

Donna McKay | Posted 11.19.2015 | World
Donna McKay

At a time when these courageous individuals need the world's protection the most, many politicians are using the Paris attacks for political gain, introducing hateful policies they don't even have the authority to implement.

Do U.S. & EU Now Need Bosnia as Partner Even More Than Vice Versa?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 11.17.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Rather than be source of creating false barriers between the U.S. and BiH, we must move beyond the Dayton Accords, regardless of how we judge it historically, to the next level of advancement of shared strategic interests and political values.

Slovenia and the Refugee Crisis (Video Coverage)

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 11.14.2015 | World
Chaker Khazaal

This month, I embarked on a journey to seek out candles of hope amidst the darkness: Love Under Bullets, a project debuting in 2016 where I share love stories from conflict areas.

My Trip to Help Refugees in Europe

William Spear | Posted 10.28.2015 | World
William Spear

Europe has quickly become a tinderbox, tense and volatile without leadership and consensus, burdened by struggling economies made worse by the demands of millions of refugees seeking opportunity.

Liberland: An Interview With Founder Vit Jedlicka

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 10.21.2015 | World
Lan Anh Vu

Vit Jedlicka is the founder and President of the Free Republic of Liberland. On April 13, 2015, Liberland was founded by Jedlicka and two fellow libertarians and is located on seven square kilometers of unclaimed land along the Croatian and Serbian border.

7 Devastating Photos that Depict Harsh Realities of the Migrant and Refugee Trail

Vocativ | Posted 10.21.2015 | World

Images circulating on Instagram captured images of wet children chilled to the bone and their parents exasperated and desperate to move on with their journey.

As Borders In West Balkans Tighten, Migrants And Refugees Left Stranded

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.19.2015 | World

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Migrants Diverted To New Routes After Hungary Shuts Border

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.17.2015 | World

Migrants streaming across the Balkans reached Slovenia on Saturday, diverted overnight by the closure of Hungary's border with Croatia in the latest ...

A Syrian Band Forced To Leave Its Homeland Finds An Audience In Croatia

HuffPost Arabi | Hadeel Arja | Posted 09.28.2015 | World

"In the dark, only victims and prisoners survive, and the free soul builds nations," are lyrics that echoed across the Croatian border, as a guar...

Serbia Compares Croatia To Nazis

Reuters | Alana Horowitz | Posted 09.24.2015 | World

ZAGREB/BELGRADE, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Former Yugoslav foes Serbia and Croatia traded embargoes and insults on Thursday in the latest fallout from Euro...

Migrant Trail Ends Where It Begins

Ben Barber | Posted 09.22.2015 | World
Ben Barber

If the migrants seek a life with respect and dignity, as they tell reporters, it cannot be founded on the backs of a human wave of misery.

Report From The Serbia-Croatia Border: The Refugee Crisis In Europe Is Getting Worse

Christoph Asche | Posted 09.18.2015 | World
Christoph Asche

Border security won't let anyone cross, not even Croatian citizens. "It's crazy, what's happening here," says a Croatian truck driver. "What does this have to do with Europe? I'm not even allowed to return to my own country."

Croatia Can No Longer Accept Refugees, But They're On Their Way There Anyway

HuffPost Germany | Christoph Asche | Posted 09.18.2015 | World

The small Hungarian village of Roszke, which is located on the border with Serbia, has for weeks been the main venue for the refugee crisis in Eur...

Croatia Begins To Turn Away Refugees

AP | Alana Horowitz | Posted 09.18.2015 | World

TOVARNIK, Croatia (AP) — Faced with thousands of migrants streaming in, Croatia declared Friday it was overwhelmed and would tell thos...

Croatia Replaces Hungary As Europe's Newest Transit Country For Refugees Headed To Germany

HuffPost Germany | Christoph Asche | Posted 09.17.2015 | World

TOVARNIK, Croatia -- The plastic bag Said is holding has been torn, and with every step he takes, nuts slide through its two holes. Said doesn’t...

Croatia Worries Refugees May Run Into Minefields

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.16.2015 | World

ZAGREB, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Croatian demining experts have been sent to a border area where migrants began crossing on foot from Serbia on Wednesday,...

5 Affordable Off-Peak Destinations Worth a Visit This Fall

Oyster | Posted 09.09.2015 | Travel

Many associate the end of summer with the return to the grind -- but it doesn't have to be so! As professional vacationers (hey, it actually can be a lot of work -- and someone's got to do it), we here at would beg to differ.

A Balkan Roadtrip Along the Adriatic Sea

Rachel Stern | Posted 08.25.2015 | Travel
Rachel Stern

For a pick-me-up, try the intense Bosnian coffee, an espresso-sized concoction with a robust flavor -- which to some will equate to being bitter and thick as mud.

'Game Of Thrones' Dropping Major Filming Location For Season 6 May Reveal Secrets

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 08.21.2015 | Entertainment

At this point, we all know about as much as Jon Snow when it comes to Season 6 of "Game of Thrones." Season 5 basically caught up with auth...

The Most Underrated Tourist Attraction In Every EU Country

Thrillist | Posted 08.21.2015 | Travel

Don't get me wrong, the Mona Lisa's got a lovely smile and all, but there's something soul-crushing about how she's displayed: stowed away in glass, surrounded by hordes of sightseers throwing up "gang symbols" and cheesy smiles for their selfie sticks.

Croatia: Captors Demanded Ransom For Hostage

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 08.13.2015 | World

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A Croatian hostage reportedly slain in Egypt was kidnapped by an unidentified group that demanded a ransom ...

5 Things You Don't Know About the Dinaric Alps

Findery | Posted 08.13.2015 | Travel

This mountainous region of the northwest Balkan Peninsula is gorgeous and its nature is still mostly preserved and intact - although that could change soon if many of the planned hydropower plants are built across the region.

The 11 Things I Did NOT Need On My Trip Around the World

Michelle Kennedy | Posted 08.06.2015 | Travel
Michelle Kennedy

My longest adventure lasted six months and brought a best friend and me through Costa Rica, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Portugal, Croatia, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, and Thailand. If I get the chance to do it again, I will bring a lot less.

Celebrate the Midwest's Mutli-Ethnic Heritage with Folksongs of Another America

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 08.06.2015 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

James P. Leary's new book and CD set, Folksongs of Another America, reveals astonishing diversity in the music of the Upper Midwest.

UN at 70, Ready to be Retired?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 06.29.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Should we pronounce the UN a failure, or perhaps give it a ceremonial gold watch and retire it? The UN and its adjunct organs and agencies have made much progress, before the 50th Anniversary, but also since.