What do you get if you mix a fervent mayor, a shipping pioneer, a melting Arctic, China's interests and the world's third largest container company? Plans for an “Arctic Rotterdam” in Kirkenes, northern Norway. IE’s Ingeborg Eliassen travelled north to find out more.
Doctors and UN experts call for an end to the psychological torture of Julian Assange amid contrived espionage charges. What is happening to him is not only a terrible injustice, it’s a major threat to the freedom of the press and something all journalists should be concerned about.
At the end of June, more than 40 refugees on board the Sea Watch 3 reached the Italian coast. The German government committed to take in a large number of the refugees. But the eleven that were assigned to Germany are still waiting for the transfer . An Italian-German investigation by Investigate Europe has found the refugees - including a pregnant woman - are being kept under inhumane conditions.