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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

COVID-19 has hardened Canadian views on immigration

Oct 05, 2020 13:29 pm UTC| Health

With an aging and slow-growing population, Canada depends on immigration for economic and demographic growth. But the COVID-19 pandemic has effectively closed our borders and virtually halted the entry of...

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...

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Economy

Shopify to lose three top executives all at once

Shopify will lose three of its high-ranking executives after they have expressed their intention to leave the company. Based on the report, the chief talent officer, chief technology officer and chief legal officer job...

Tencent Music appoints new chief and chairman amid the executives' shuffle

Tencent Music revealed this week that it has appointed its new chief executive officer and chairman. The announcement shows a major leadership shake-up in the company but it was a welcomed change. The executive shuffle...

POSCO to build the very first lithium factory in S. Korea

POSCO, the South Korean steel-making company, is building the countrys very first lithium factory. The Pohang-headquartered firm is the fifth largest steelmaker in the world based on the output. It was reported that...

Naver, Kakao compete in a bid to acquire Munpia

Naver and Kakao are battling to acquire the web novel platform, Munpia. The two major South Korean tech firms are interested in gaining control of S2L Partners that manages Munpia. The aim is to buy at least 64.42%...

Politics

Ivanka Trump receives backlash from supporters for getting COVID-19 vaccine

Donald Trumps daughter and former White House adviser Ivanka Trump has largely been silent on social media since January when the Trump administration exited the White House. In a break to her social media silence, Ms....

Donald Trump 2024: Liz Cheney says she will not support ex-POTUS in a reelection bid

Former President Donald Trump is being touted by his base of supporters in the Republican Party as the partys nomination for the 2024 elections. However, some Republicans, including Liz Cheney, have expressed no desire to...

Joe Biden announces withdrawal of US troops in Afghanistan

Almost 20 years and three presidents later, Joe Biden has carried out another campaign promise initially made by his predecessor Donald Trump. Biden formally announced the withdrawal of US troops stationed in Afghanistan...

Nancy Pelosi blasts Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in upcoming book

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had some harsh words for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in an upcoming book. Pelosi blasted McConnell, citing one instance involving the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader...

Science

Feeding cows a few ounces of seaweed daily could sharply reduce their contribution to climate change

Methane is a short-lived but powerful greenhouse gas and the second-largest contributor to climate change after carbon dioxide. And the majority of human-induced methane emissions comes from livestock. About 70% of...

Researchers have grown 'human embryos' from skin cells. What does that mean, and is it ethical?

Researchers have successfully grown model versions of early human embryos by reprogramming cells from human skin. The breakthrough potentially opens up new ways to study the earliest phases of human development, learn more...

Artemis: how ever changing US space policy may push back the next Moon landing

Harrison Schmitt and Eugene Cernan blasted off from the Taurus-Littrow valley on the Moon in their lunar module Challenger on December 14 1972. Five days later, they splashed down safely in the Pacific, closing the Apollo...

As the Perseverance rover lands on Mars, there's a lot we already know about Mars from meteorites found on Earth

NASAs Perseverance rover successfully touched down on Mars this morning, and has already begun beaming back images. But people might be surprised to learn there have been another 48 missions to the red planet so far. Of...

Transparent wood is coming, and it could make an energy-efficient alternative to glass

Wood is an ancient material humans have been using for millions of years, for the construction of housing, ships and as a source of fuel for burning. Its also a renewable source, and one way to capture excess carbon...

Technology

‘F1 2021’ launches in July with a new story mode and updated career mode

The official video game sim of the prestigious Formula 1 race is getting a new iteration this year, officially titled F1 2021, and will launch in July. Aside from the ceremonial gameplay upgrades and addition of new...

‘Genshin Impact’ patch 1.5 online reveal is set on April 16

After weeks of relying on leaks, fans will finally get the details of the much-awaited Genshin Impact patch 1.5. Details about the updates official reveal have been announced and fans will be able to watch online streams...

‘The Last of Us’ remake is reportedly in development for PS5

The Last of Us is arguably one of the most popular franchises exclusive to the PlayStation systems, and its first game is reportedly undergoing a touch-up to maximize PS5s hardware. However, fans have yet to hear about...

Apple seeds iOS 14.5 beta 8 for public testers

iOS 14.5 is expected to be the biggest update since iOS 14 launched last fall. It finally became available to public testers as Apple seeded its eighth beta version this week. iOS 14.5 beta 8 now available to public...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ dev promises more bug fixes to continue selling the game for ‘years to come’

CD Projekt Red has already delivered the promised major patches for Cyberpunk 2077, but many still feel that the RPG has more room to improve. On the bright side, the studio has expressed its commitment to continuously...
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