Lori Hinnant, Associated Press | PostedJun 25th - 1:06pm
Algeria has abandoned more than 13,000 people in the Sahara Desert over the past 14 months, including pregnant women and children, expelling them without food or water and forcing them to walk, sometimes at gunpoint, under a blistering sun. Some never make it out alive.
Italy's firebrand interior minister visited Libya on Monday and returned home emboldened with his decision to close Italian ports to migrants, demanding Europe step in to accept them and help Libya better secure its borders and screen migrants for asylum before they leave home.
The European Union banned travel and froze the assets of 11 senior Venezuelan officials on Monday, including new Vice President Delcy Rodriguez, pressing the nation's leaders to hold fresh elections and return to democratic rule.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has dominated Turkish politics for the past 15 years, will extend his rule and take on sweeping new powers after his victory in the country's landmark presidential and parliamentary elections.