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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

CaixaBank's acquisition of Bankia to create Spain's largest bank

CaixaBank will acquire state-owned Bankia in an all-share deal that would create Spains largest bank with total assets exceeding $786.6 billion. The deal will help the companies tackle dwindling profitability due to the...

Dubai’s DP World to work with Israel’s DoverTower in bid for Haifa Port

Dubai state-owned DP World is teaming up with Israels DoverTower in a joint venture that will bid in the privatization and to conduct a study on opening a direct shipping line between the two Middle East states. Haifa...

60% of pandemic-induced business closures in US become permanent

Yelp data revealed that 97,966 of the 163,735 business closures across the US due to the pandemic as of Aug, 31 wont be reopening. Permanent business closures rose 34 percent since Yelps last report in mid-July. Yelp...

S. Korea, Germany to boost energy ties towards economic recovery, climate goals

South Korea and Germany vowed via a virtual meeting to bolster cooperation in the energy sector towards the recovery of their virus-hit economies and helping each other achieve their climate goals. According to the...

S. Korea's corporate sales suffer record 10.1% drop in Q2

South Korean companies suffered a 10.1 percent dip in sales in the second quarter, its sharpest on record, and plunging from a 1.9 percent on-year drop in the first quarter. It was also the sixth consecutive quarterly...

Politics

Melania Trump: FLOTUS' torched wooden statue replaced in her hometown Slovenia

Melania Trump has a statue in her image that was installed in her hometown in Slovenia, Russia. This was an original life-sized statue of the FLOTUS image that was carved from the trunk of a linden tree however it was...

Joe Biden: Jim Carrey to portray former VP on 'Saturday Night Live'

The comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live has often mocked presidential elections over the years, with cold opens featuring current and former presidents and other political figures. With the new season set to premiere in...

Barack Obama encourages Gen Z and Millenial voters to vote in video for ATTN:

The Obamas are among the most influential political figures, with former first lady Michelle Obama actively encouraging Americans to register to vote by stressing the importance of their votes. This time, former president...

Ivanka Trump: Bob Woodward's book reveals how White House adviser asked James Mattis for a plan to fight ISIS

Ivanka Trump serves as an advisor to her father Donald Trump in the White House, often seen alongside him during political events or attending political events on his behalf. Bob Woodwards new book, Rage, reveals her...

Science

NASA: Astronomers spot exoplanet closely orbiting a white dwarf star

There are still a lot of things about the universe that have yet to be explained, and astronomers recently discovered something once thought to be impossible. Astronomers picked up on an exoplanet orbiting a white dwarf at...

Mars mission: Scientists say acids may have erased traces of alien life on Red Planet

NASA is gearing up for its upcoming Mars mission, with the Perseverance Rover already getting a headstart in its journey to the Red Planet to search for life. However, researchers believe that the search for alien life on...

Climate change: Rising global temperatures will bring in a new Arctic, says scientists

Of all the parts in the world, the Arctic region is taking the biggest hit from the problem that is climate change. The problem has already gone to an extent where scientists are seeing a new Arctic region possibly form...

Aliens: Search for life outside Earth may shift to Venus, says scientist

While the current space exploration missions involve searching for alien life on Mars, a study found that the search for life outside Earth may also lie with another neighboring planet. Instead of searching for life in the...

Technology

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’ Alpha goes live; beta follows in October

The Alpha testing of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War went live this week, but not for everyone. On the bright side, the full schedule of the subsequent beta access has been revealed for all platforms. Call of Duty:...

‘PUBG Mobile’ x BLACKPINK? Tencent teases collaboration with K-pop group

Tencent Games recently launched the PUBG Mobile version 1.0 along with many gameplay and visual improvements. However, it appears that the developer has a few more major updates in the pipeline that might bring BLACKPINK...

iOS 14 goes live on Sept. 16; here’s how to install the OS update

Months ago, the common belief was that the iOS 14 would be released once the new iPhones arrive since that has been the annual tradition for Apple. However, CEO Tim Cook surprised fans after announcing at the Time Flies...

‘GTA 6’: Is Rockstar Games announcing a new game at Sony’s PlayStation 5 event?

Sony is gearing for another PlayStation 5 event this week, and there are speculations that Rockstar Games could be part of it again. The last time the video game studio appeared at a PS5 showcase, they had an announcement,...
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