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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

U.S. Treasuries surge ahead of PCE and personal spending indices, FOMC member Bullard's speech

The U.S. Treasuries surged during Fridays evening session ahead of the countrys personal consumption expenditure and personal spending index for the month of January, scheduled to be released today by 13:30GMT. Also,...

German bunds jump despite cheerful February employment report; eyes on eurozone CPI

The German bunds jumped during afternoon session of the last trading day of the week Friday even as the countrys employment report for the month of February cheered market investors ahead of the eurozones consumer price...

Malaysia's economic stimulus package unlikely to affect S&P Global Ratings’ outlook

Malaysias economic stimulus package announced on Thursday is unlikely to materially affect SP Global Ratings outlook on the countrys fiscal performance and has a limited impact on the sovereign credit ratings. The...

China’s February PMI to test historic low of 38.8, says ANZ Research

Chinas manufacturing PMI for February is expected to reach an historic low of 38.8. The impact of the virus outbreak will see PMI drop further than the previous low in Q4 2008, according to the latest report from ANZ...

EM Asian currencies likely to advance somewhat temporarily versus dollar due to dropped DXY Index, says Scotiabank

EM Asian currencies are likely to advance somewhat temporarily versus the dollar because of a dropped DXY Index, but will pare their gains soon amid escalating global risk aversion as the US is set to become the next...

Politics

Melania Trump, Donald Trump’s dark past revisited after FLOTUS honored Mahatma Gandhi's life, legacy

Melania Trump and Donald Trumps dark and questionable pasts were revisited after the FLOTUS shared a series of photos to celebrate Mahatma Gandhis life and legacy. It was an honor to lay a wreath at the beautiful Raj...

Barack Obama, Michelle Obama divorce rumors: Donald Trump allegedly has former first couple’s separation papers

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have been happily married for years. But some of their critics have been publishing outrageous claims that the couple is on the brink of a divorce. Three years ago, there was a shocking...

Donald Trump files ‘dumbest lawsuit’ against one publication for allegedly defaming him

Donald Trump just filed a lawsuit against the New York Times for allegedly defaming him and suggesting that there was a conspiracy between his campaign and Russia. The POTUS is convinced that the publication posited...

Melania Trump praised for wearing black recycled outfit to celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth with POTUS

Melania Trump recently celebrated Black History Month with Donald Trump at the White House. While at the gathering, eagle-eyed netizens noticed how the FLOTUS paid tribute to the important occasion by wearing an...

Donald Trump rages at Fox News for disappointing presidential poll results, Democrats leading

Donald Trump recently lashed out at Fox News after the network released the latest presidential poll results. The network confirmed that the POTUS is falling behind the Democratic candidates. According to Political...

Science

NASA: Agency spots four galaxy clusters colliding and turning into one galaxy supercluster

It is not every day that people get to witness a celestial phenomenon, but space agency NASA was able to capture an incredible occurrence. The agency released images showing a collision between four galaxies, which turned...

Asteroids: 100-meter asteroid is spotted Earthbound, expected to arrive Friday

Space rocks or asteroids have been flying by or approaching Earth for a while. Now, NASAs asteroid trackers have taken notice of one particular asteroid zooming Earthbound and is set to arrive in a few days. Express...

Scientists discover a potentially new state of matter

There is still so much to learn regarding creation or how things come to be. Recently, a group of researchers stumbled upon what could potentially be a new state of matter by accident. Express reports that a group of...

Scientists predict that Earth could be 'kicked out' of Solar System by a wandering star

There have been many theories regarding the supposed end of the world. A group of scientists recently predicted that the end of the world could be caused by the planet leaving its orbit. Researchers from Sharif...

Technology

Nintendo Switch leads the pack in EMEAA console sales for January 2020

Nintendo Switch consoles were selling like hotcakes last January 2020. The latest figures last month reveal that more than half of console sales within EMEAA territories were of the Nintendo gaming machine. According to...

‘PUBG Mobile’ update 0.17.0: New survival mode, weapon skins, locations set to arrive this March

PUBG Mobile 0.17.0 will arrive in a couple of days as the game gears up for the new PUBG Mobile Season 12. Here are some of the enhancements that the upcoming update will bring. Death Replay The PUBG Mobile 0.17.0...

‘PUBG Mobile’ v0.17.0 is confirmed to launch on March 3

PUBG Mobile fans may have been wondering where is patch 0.17.0, especially now that February is almost over. While the update has been delayed, developers have finally confirmed that it will arrive in a few days from...

iOS 14 will include a multitasking function as suggested in a video leak

iOS users might finally get the multitasking function they have been asking for once the iOS 14 is live. A video emerged online claiming it is a leaked internal build of the next iOS update giving fans the first look on...

Pixelbook is discounted on Amazon as Samsung Galaxy Chromebook’s release date is leaked

Googles first Pixelbook is now more than 2 years old, but the tech giant is not showing any signs of following up with a Pixelbook 2 anytime soon. However, the 2017-released Chromebook is currently on sale that...
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