Rakija Is the Fire That Fuels the Balkans
“When you taste it, you can tell exactly what family made it,” one Macedonian man told me of rakija, a home-distilled spirit that's a staple in the Balkans.
Thousands of Refugees Are Being Removed from the Makeshift Refugee Village of Idomeni
Greek police started removing refugees from the camp near the border of Greece and the Republic of Macedonia on Tuesday. Journalists aren't allowed near the evacuation.
Photos of Clashes Between Refugees and Cops at the Greek Border
Chaos ensued after a 22-year-old was shocked to death while climbing on top of a train.
Alexandros Avramidis, Words: Kostas Koukoumakas
Talking to the Refugees Stuck Behind Macedonia's Border Fence
Protests broke out at the Greek-Macedonian border last weekend after a man was electrocuted while attempting to climb onto a train wagon.
Kostas Koukoumakas, Photos: Alexandros Avramidis
Portraits of the Iranian Demonstrators Who Sewed Their Mouths Shut at the Greek-Macedonian Border
The men are protesting against the decision by Macedonian authorities to turn away those who do not come from war zones such as Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
Baghdad Party Goers Are Bringing Back the City's Nightlife
Baghdad's party scene is organizing through Instagram, Macedonian migrants have been granted three days of legal passage, the army has seized control of public hospitals in Honduras, and more on today's VICE News Capsule.
Is Macedonia on the Brink of Another Ethnic Conflict?
After six Albanians were sentenced to life in prison for the murder of five ethnic Macedonians in a trial that observers on both sides have suggested wouldn't have held up in any other court, angry Albanians have been protesting in the capital.
Immigrants Are Walking Hundreds of Miles from Greece to Germany
Immigrants who have arrived in Greece from the Middle East are making the long trek to Western Europe by foot in order to seek a richer, happier life.