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Tens and thousands of refugees from war in Middle East, Africa and parts of Asia such as Afghanistan are piling up on European shores, hoping for the better days. Flow of refugee is so great that European migrant crisis is taking shape to be a much larger crisis than originally thought. In spite of not being an economic crisis, it threatens to break the back bone of European unity, so we strongly feel it demands greater attention. Hence this series is dedicated to Europe’s new challenge – the refugees.

Migrant Crisis Series

When politicians turn immigration into a 'crisis,' they hurt their own people

Jan 23, 2020 11:00 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

A massive influx of immigrants on the southern border led to record numbers of people entering the country without legal permission, record numbers of migrant deaths and the criminalization of humanitarian workers and...

Migrant Crisis Series

How migrants and their supporters are reviving the ethos of the 19th-century underground railroad

Dec 22, 2019 14:26 pm UTC| Insights & Views

The story of the 19th-century underground railroad, a network of secret routes and safe houses helping enslaved African-Americans to escape, has received renewed interest over recent months. The railroad was run by...

Migrant Crisis Series

How South Africa has squeezed options for migrants over 25 years

Dec 16, 2019 04:00 am UTC| Insights & Views

There is a widely recognised dissonance between the progressive, inclusive vision of South Africas constitution and xenophobia experienced by foreign nationals across South Africa. It can be tempting to describe this...

Migrant Crisis Series

The story behind the world's first private refugee sponsorship program

Dec 09, 2019 04:40 am UTC| Insights & Views

Forty years ago, an estimated three million Cambodian, Hmong, Laotian, Vietnamese and ethnic Chinese people fled their homes following the Indochina wars. Hundreds of thousands died. Many suffered brutal repression. Many...

Migrant Crisis Series

Why some EU countries are struggling to relocate migrants

Dec 03, 2019 03:33 am UTC| Insights & Views

Irregular migrant entries within the European Union increased by 546 per cent in 2015. The instability in the Middle East, particularly the Syrian war, led to 1,015,078 sea arrivals on the Italian and Greek coasts. This...

Migrant Crisis Series

What's happened to UK migration since the EU referendum – in four graphs

Dec 03, 2019 03:30 am UTC| Insights & Views Law

Many of the analyses of why a majority of British voters opted to leave the European Union in a referendum in June 2016, have pointed to a desire to control immigration as a key driving factor. However, surveys since the...

Migrant Crisis Series

Why Australia can no longer avoid responsibility for its citizens held in Syria

Nov 24, 2019 14:50 pm UTC| Insights & Views

The small number of Australians being held in prison camps in northern Syria has been an ongoing, albeit low-level, challenge for the Australian government. There are believed to be eight Australian fighters for the...

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Economy

NZ January unadjusted trade balance stronger-than-expected as exports overpower imports

New Zealands unadjusted trade balance saw a deficit of $340 million, which was stronger than expected. Exports fell seasonally, but not by as much as expected. The majority of the supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19...

U.S. Treasuries slump ahead of 5-year auction, FOMC members’ speeches

The U.S. Treasuries slumped during Wednesdays afternoon session ahead of the countrys 5-year auction, due to be held today by 18:00GMT. Also, speeches by FOMC members, Kaplan and Kashkari, awaiting to be delivered today by...

UK gilts gain ahead of BoE MPC members’ speeches

The United Kingdoms gilts gained during European trading hours Wednesday ahead of a host of speeches by members of the Bank of Englands (BoE) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), all due to be delivered through this week, for...

German bunds mixed ahead of ECB President Lagarde’s speech, February employment report

The German bunds remained mixed during afternoon session Wednesday ahead of the European Central Banks (ECB) Governor Christine Lagardes speech, due to be delivered today by 13:30GMT and the countrys employment report for...

BoK may frontload rate cut at tomorrow’s monetary policy meeting, says DBS Economics & Strategy

The Bank of Korea (BoK) is expected to deliver a 25bps rate cut at tomorrows monetary policy meeting, given the deterioration in the local COVID-19 situation, according to the latest research report from DBS Economics ...

Politics

Hillary Clinton says Putin ‘wanted to defeat me’ in 2016 polls

Hillary Clinton was recently in Germany to attend the Berlin International Film Festival for director Nanette Bursteins Hulu documentary series Hillary. During the press conference, the former U.S. Secretary of State...

Ivanka Trump accused of spending US taxpayer dollars on India ‘sightseeing trip’

President Donald Trump is known for sometimes bringing along his family on his travels abroad. For instance he brought his children - except Barron - along with their spouses when he visited Queen Elizabeth II, according...

Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr. feud: Donald Trump’s children reportedly hate each other

Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr.s relationship has reportedly become strained especially after the POTUS started trusting the latter more. According to the Atlantic, Donald Trumps favorite daughter and so-called golden...

Why Melania Trump wasn't punished for lying under oath in 2013?

Melania Trump previously lied under oath regarding her education. At that time, the FLOTUS claimed that she was a college graduate with a degree in architecture. However, it was, later on, revealed that Donald Trumps...

Barack Obama’s fake photo awarding convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein of Medal of Freedom circulates online

The rise of social media has paved the way for misinformation to spread in the fastest fashion the world has ever seen. No one is exempted from online fake news, even former United States President Barack Obama. A photo of...

Science

Asteroids: NASA spots asteroid traveling 27,939 mph, expected to approach within the week

A lot of asteroids have been spotted approaching Earth, and this year is no different. NASAs asteroid trackers have taken notice of one particular rock traveling towards Earth at a rapid pace. Express reports that the...

NASA: Agency holds competition to design the next Venus rover

Although space agencies in the world are always looking into the planets that are farther away from the Sun, from Mars and beyond even until Pluto. NASA, on the other hand, is looking into exploring a planet that is a...

NASA: Scientists notice a moving object on Pluto's surface in probe images

Being the farthest planet from the Sun, Pluto already lies in a part of space that seems impossible to reach until now. The probe images show an unusual anomaly on the dwarf planets surface. Express reports that NASAs...

Scientists discover the remnants of an ancient city in Turkey linked to King Midas' myth

There is still much to learn regarding the events that transpired in history. Recently, a group of researchers found remnants indicating a lost city in Turkey. Express reports that archaeologists from the University of...

Technology

‘eFootball PES 2021’ cover should feature Cristiano Ronaldo, per online poll

In a few months, football and video game fans around the world are likely getting an update about eFootball PES 2021, including the early teasers for the sims next iteration. Meanwhile, fans have already made their...

‘The Elder Scrolls Online: Harrowstorm’ DLC goes live on March 10 for PS4 and Xbox One

The year-long events for The Elder Scrolls Online under the series The Dark Heart of Skyrim has started this week with the release of the Harrowstorm DLC. However, the new gameplay pack is only available on PC and Mac...

‘PUBG’ update 6.2 allows Xbox One and PS4 players can now party up together

A PUBG update introduced last year already added console cross-play which allows players using different consoles such as the PS4 and Xbox One to fight against each other. However, the feature is a bit limited since it...

Warren Buffet trades his $20 flip phone for an iPhone 11

Warren Buffet is known for his frugal lifestyle. Despite being one of the richest men in the world, he still lives in the same home he purchased decades ago bucking the trend among his wealthy peers with their preference...
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