Ten months before the deadly attacks in Paris, a nighttime raid in a quiet corner of Belgium left an apartment destroyed, two suspected plotters dead, one man arrested — and a host of unanswered questions. BuzzFeed News’ Joshua Hersh investigates a shoot-out that shows Europe’s terrorism problem starts at home.
Late on Sunday, the Belgian Prime Minister said the state of high alert would continue into Monday, and the metro and schools would remain closed. Joshua Hersh reports from Brussels for BuzzFeed News.
Germany, the country many refugees hope to reach, has put aside divisions in the wake of the Paris attacks — for now.
"Paris changes everything," a German minister told a local newspaper.
Germany has earned positive headlines for its open-door policy on refugees. But in small towns across the country, far-right groups are stoking up anti-immigrant sentiment. BuzzFeed News’ Joshua Hersh reports.
Nearly 60,000 land mines are scattered around Croatian countryside.
"Croatia will not be able to receive more people," the country's interior minister said.
“The only choice is to stay here, and to force them to open this door."
After arriving in Germany, the family told BuzzFeed News that they want to have their own house and start living normal lives.
“We wanted to see this for ourselves.” BuzzFeed News’ Joshua Hersh reports from Munich.
Weeks of delay and detention seemed to have already exhausted most of the refugees' enthusiasm about their final destination. BuzzFeed News' Joshua Hersh reports from Munich.
In 2009, an American aid worker seeking to provide internet service for Cubans was thrown in jail for more than five years. Now, as relations with Cuba finally thaw, the imprisonment of Alan Gross remains a prime example of how promoting American values in countries that don't want them is a policy that is as well-intentioned as it is poorly executed.