In the Republic of Moldova, many Roma women live in communities still organized along highly patriarchal lines. A United Nations project aims to help Roma women escape poverty and social isolation by encouraging them to seek political office.
Seventy-five years ago, Heinrich Himmler instructed German police to bring "all gypsy mixed-bloods, Roma Gypsies and […] members of gypsy clans" to Auschwitz. The genocide of the Roma people was long ignored in Germany.
The two brothers arrested on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack in Duisburg come from Kosovo. Their homeland has long been concerned with growing Islamic radicalism. Authorities are trying to counteract the trend.
Beloved Balkan musical Esma Redzepova passed away in a Skopje hospital, according to local reports. Redzepova sang worldwide for over 60 years.
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