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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

Revealed: legal advice for asylum seekers disappearing due to legal aid cuts

Nov 15, 2017 09:43 am UTC| Insights & Views

Ever since changes were introduced in 2013 to the way legal aid works in England and Wales, campaigners, judges and politicians have been telling the government that many people are now unable to access legal advice and...

Migrant Crisis Series

Is Spain facing a new migration crisis?

Aug 28, 2017 13:27 pm UTC| Insights & Views

The headlines state it clearly, and in capital letters. Migrant crisis: Spain rescues 600 people in busiest day, wrote the BBC. Spain rescues HUNDREDS of migrants crossing from Morocco, exclaimed the Express. According to...

Migrant Crisis Series

How the European Union is making major strides fighting terrorism

Aug 28, 2017 13:10 pm UTC| Insights & Views

The Barcelona terrorist attacks have resulted in a range of commentary on the larger security role that Europe can and should play. Yet many of the proposed solutions dont take into account the reality of improving...

Migrant Crisis Series

Refugia: a utopian solution to the crisis of mass displacement

Aug 07, 2017 15:41 pm UTC| Insights & Views

And still they come. An apparently endless flotilla of rubber dinghies filled with migrants and refugees making their way across the Mediterranean to Europe. As the numbers and visibility of this migration have gathered...

Migrant Crisis Series

European citizens want information on migration – not higher walls

Aug 03, 2017 16:36 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Despite being bombarded with headlines about the migrant crisis facing Europe, little is really known about how European citizens perceive and experience migration in their daily lives. As part of our ongoing research weve...

Migrant Crisis Series

Squatting against oppression: how refugees are fighting back against border controls

Jul 25, 2017 14:33 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

After surviving the perilous journey to Europe, migrants are met with two seemingly opposite responses. Increasingly, European governments are criminalising migration, militarising borders and expanding detention centres....

Migrant Crisis Series

Immigrant youth help to build nations

Jun 30, 2017 17:51 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Immigrants and refugees, especially those from developing nations, are often portrayed by segments of the media and policy makers as an economic burden, a threat to our social cohesion and our way of life. However,...

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Economy

Australia ANZ-Roy Morgan weekly consumer confidence falls sharply on pessimism over future financial, economic conditions

Australias ANZ-Roy Morgan weekly consumer confidence fell a sharp 3.5 percent last week, its third straight weekly fall. Confidence declined across all sub-indices, with particularly sharp falls in views towards future...

New Zealand bonds close lower on expectations of ease in global trade tensions ahead of GlobalDairyTrade price auctionnew z

The New Zealand bonds closed lower Tuesday as investors are expecting an ease in the global political and trade war fears ahead of the countrys GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) price auction and retail sales for the second quarter...

JGBs remain narrowly mixed in muted trading ahead of July national core CPI, FOMC meeting minutes

Japanese government bonds remained narrowly mixed Tuesday amid a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance. Investors will now remain focussed on the countrys national consumer price...

Australian bonds fall across the curve as U.S.-China trade talks lift investors’ risk appetite

Australian bonds fell across the curve during early Asian session Tuesday as investors risk appetite recovered following the U.S.-China trade talks, lifting the 10-year yield from this years low seen yesterday. The...

Cryptocurrency Brief: Bitcoin tests $6,500 mark, Chinese regulators arrest 3 in $87 mln digital theft, Ethereum’s Lubin views bearishness as no hurdle to growth – Monday, August 20th, 2018

BTC/USD: Bitcoin prices, once again disappointed market participants is testing the $6,500 mark during European session Monday after Chinese regulators have arrested three individuals found accused and guilty for $87...

Politics

Abbott and Turnbull shape up for another round of an old battle

The Coalition party room on Tuesday is set for a high stakes, quite personal battle between Tony Abbott and Malcolm Turnbull over the National Energy Guarantee, with former and current prime ministers shaping up on...

Immigration activists fighting to abolish ICE have a bigger vision

Theres a phrase being thrown around a lot these days: Abolish ICE. Its a hashtag, its used in political speeches and demonstrations, and it appears all over Facebook. What does it mean and where did it come from? ICE...

A socialist's primary win doesn't herald a workers revolution in the US

Anyone anticipating a golden dawn of Marxist-Leninist communism soon in the United States might have to wait a while longer perhaps forever. The surprise victory of socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over longtime...

Kabila's decision to step aside won't change the DRC's power dynamics

The ruling party in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), The Peoples Party for Reconciliation and Democracy, made an announcement recently that took everybody by surprise that Joseph Kabila will not be its...

'Conservative turn' will continue in Indonesian presidential election next year

The recent announcement of President Joko Jokowi Widodos running mate in his re-election bid suggests the continued strong influence of conservative groups over politics in the worlds largest Muslim population. A...

Science

The world of plastics, in numbers

From its early beginnings during and after World War II, the commercial industry for polymers long chain synthetic molecules of which plastics are a common misnomer has grown rapidly. In 2015, over 320 million tons of...

How biobanks can help improve the integrity of scientific research

Biobanks are repositories which receive, store, process and disseminate specimens. These include DNA derived from humans and animals; bacterial strains; and environmental samples like plants and soil. Biobanks also provide...

Jupiter's magnetic fields may stop its wind bands from going deep into the gas giant

One of the most striking features of Jupiter a gaseous giant with no solid surface is the coloured bands that encircle the planet. These bands are so large and distinct that they can be seen from here on Earth using a...

Chemistry kits can help teachers ignite the spark of science

When it comes to physical sciences, South Africas pupils lag far behind their peers in other countries. The World Economic Forum ranked South Africa at 128 of 137 countries in math and science education in its most recent...

How ancient cultures explained comets and meteors

Comets and meteors have fascinated the human race since they were first spotted in the night sky. But without science and space exploration to aid understanding of what these chunks of rock and ice are, ancient cultures...

Technology

Google Pixel 3 Release Date, Features: Potential Pixel 3 XL Seen Anew Being Used in Public Transport

Just about a week since the first incident, it looks like an early model of the Google Pixel 3 XL has been spotted again in public. The said device was seen being used by someone taking the subway. The photo, like the...

OnePlus 6T Release Date, Features: Upcoming Handset Variant May Have a Confirmed Release Date

According to CNET, the OnePus 6T is currently rumored to be released in October. This mirrors the fall release of the higher-end model that usually launches before the summer that OnePlus has followed since the OnePlus 2...

'GTA' 6 Rumors, Release Date: GTA Franchise Rumored to Come Back to Vice City

GTA 6 has yet to be announced as an official game in production by Rockstar Games but fan anticipation is so great that people are talking about the yet-to-exist sequel even before Rockstar has released its most recent...

‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Release Date, Features: Rockstar Games Launches ‘Collector’s Box’ with Exclusive Items, Except the Game Itself

As the launch of Red Dead Redemption 2 draws near, more and more purchase options and items are being announced by Rockstar Games. The latest is the Collectors Box with an array of exclusive physical items, except for the...

‘The Sims 5’ Release Date, Features: Title Up for 2019 Announcement, 2020 Release?; Fans Hope to Explore Open World with Cars

Electronic Arts (EA) and Maxis are yet to confirm the existence of The Sims 5. But many fans are already speculating that the fifth main title installment could be announced in 2019 and will be released in 2020. In...
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