Reality Check: How many people are affected by May’s offer? – BBC News

June 24, 2017

The number of citizens of the other 27 EU countries living in the UK in 2015 was estimated by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) to be around 3.2 million. Polish citizens topped the list with 916,000 – more than any other nationality. In 2001, there were only 38,000 Polish nationals living in the UK. Read more from Reality Check Follow us on Twitter More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsList Janitor PRO List Janitor is an advanced list cleaning and …


Record Numbers of Venezuelans Seek Asylum In the U.S. Amid Political Chaos

June 22, 2017

Some 8,300 Venezuelans applied for U.S. asylum in the first three months of 2017, which, as the Associated Press points out, puts the country on track to nearly double its record 18,155 requests last year. Around one in every five U.S. applicants this fiscal year is Venezuelan, making Venezuela Americas leading source of asylum claimants for the first time, surpassing countries likeChina and Mexico. Traditionally we have seen a direct correlation between human rights violations in Venezuela …


Iraqi detainees in Michigan fear deportation

June 16, 2017

… shouldn’t amount to a death sentence for anyone.” ICE has arrested 199 Iraqi nationals since May, 114 of them from Detroit last weekend, according to ICE press secretary Gillian Christensen. Iraq recently agreed to accept deportees in exchange for being removed from the countries listed in President Donald Trump’s travel ban. That agreement triggered a shift in the focus of ICE raids, Christensen said in a statement. Many detainees have criminal records “The vast …


Anger in Taiwan as China poaches another diplomatic ally

June 14, 2017

… China (ROC) — was forced to withdraw from the United Nations after the General Assembly passed a motion recognizing the People’s Republic of China as the only lawful representative of China to the UN. Many other countries followed suit, including the United States, which switched diplomatic recognition to the PRC in 1979 but has maintained unofficial ties with Taiwan, an important ally in the region. US President Donald Trump set off a diplomatic firestorm before his inauguration by …


Dennis Rodman hopes to do ‘something pretty positive’ in North Korea

June 13, 2017

… life.” The purposes of Rodman’s visits to North Korea have never been fully transparent. He’s claimed some were about trying to use basketball to bridge the divide between the two countries. But another was “strictly about the game and for the love of basketball.” More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsAnthony Aires’ Video Spinn App – Unlimited Installs Video Spinn combines all of your videos no matter the format, frame rate, frame sizes, or codecs …


Could football help ease tensions between North and South Korea?

June 13, 2017

… relations aren’t particularly positive, amid an ongoing dispute between Seoul and Tokyo over so-called “comfort women” held by the Japanese imperial army during World War II. Sporting culture Despite their longstanding differences — the two countries are still technically at war — South and North Korea have a strong shared footballing history. The two teams regularly play each other in friendlies and at international competitions. In April, South …


Gulf crisis threatens to separate Qatari mom from her children

June 12, 2017

Doha, Qatar (CNN)In a large villa on the outskirts of Qatar’s capital Doha, one family gathers to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan, handing out candy and singing songs. Dr Wafaa al-Yazeedi, a mother of three, is a Qatari single mother. Bahrain has asked her children, all Bahraini citizens, to leave Qatar. Food, fuel and flights: How Qatar may suffer …


Trump: Qatar must stop funding terrorism

June 11, 2017

… “The Emir of Qatar has made progress in halting” support for and financing of terrorist groups, Tillerson said, “but he must do more and do it quickly.” Trump, in contrast, was much more explicit in condemnation. “The nation of Qatar has historically been a funder of terrorism at a very high level,” he said, speaking from the Rose Garden. Qatar: Terrorism financing stories fabricated Tillerson also noted that the Gulf countries …


Gulf rift: Qatar ‘not ready to surrender’

June 9, 2017

… sending workers Gulf crisis: What you need to know Gulf rift could complicate US goals Food, fuel: How Qatar may suffer Qatari citizens have been told they have 14 days from Tuesday to leave Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE, and those countries banned their own citizens from entering Qatar. Etihad, Emirates, Fly Dubai and Gulf Air have halted all flights in and out of Doha, the Qatari capital. In a statement, UN Secretary-General Antnio Guterres said he was deeply concerned about the …


James Corden Making Major Changes To Show After London Attacks

June 6, 2017

Corden, a London native, planned to filmThe Late Late Show in the city beginning Tuesday, but the incident pushed producers to alter plans for the shows special London edition.He will reportedly change the shows opening. Three attackers killed seven people and injured nearly 50 on London Bridge and Borough Market over the weekend. In one sense, of course its a sad time to be here, but in another sense, actually maybe bringing a show that airs I think in 153 countries to London for three …


General Election 2017: The EU citizens in the UK who can’t vote – BBC News

June 5, 2017

… all. Maybe there should be a separate vote for British people at the general election and another for the EU citizens who live here. I think it’s very important their opinions are heard – as well as those of British people who live in EU countries, what about their opinions? ‘I haven’t come here to steal someone else’s job’ Italian Maria Iacuzio, 45, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey I have been with my British boyfriend for 12 years. He suffers from a …


Donald Trump Renews Call For Courts To Reinstate Travel Ban After London Incident

June 4, 2017

… halted the implementation of the presidents second attempt at the travel ban. The DOJsaid in a statement that Trump is not required to admit into the U.S.people from countries that sponsor or shelter terrorism until they are properly vetted by his standards. This is a developing story. Check back for updates. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsSales Funnel – Done For You WP Contentio – Developer Get the developer license to this HOT-selling content creation solution!ONLINE …


Actually, Mike Pence, Climate Change Has Nothing To Do With A ‘Liberal’ Agenda

June 3, 2017

… into question our commitment to protecting and preserving the environment. And it forfeits our ability to drive countries like China and India to reduce their carbon footprint and compete on a level playing field. Ultimately, this disappointing decision diminishes Americas leadership role on the world stage. United States innovation and business leadership have been key drivers to lowering our carbon emissions over the last 20 years, and we should continue to have an influential seat at …


9 Times Donald Trump Twisted Facts In His Speech Quitting Paris Accord

June 2, 2017

… over the past three years have corroborated the decline in Chinese emissions. Backing this up, China has aggressively moved to invest in renewable energy over the past few years. In January, the country set aside for clean energy investment over the next four years and new coal-fired power plants. As a result, Chinas own coal mining regions are . textown executives admit The Independent 5. This agreement is less about the climate and more about other countries gaining a financial …


Report: Trump Tells ‘Confidants’ U.S. Will leave Paris Climate Deal

… pitted Trump against the leaders of Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada and Japan on several issues, with European diplomats frustrated at having to revisit questions they had hoped were long settled. Although he tweeted that he would make a decision next week, his apparent reluctance to embrace the first legally binding global climate deal that was signed by 195 countries clearly annoyed German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Read the full report …

May 28, 2017

Can Donald Trump solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

(CNN)Jerusalem: US President Donald Trump arrives in Israel Monday in search of what he has called “the ultimate deal”. But like so many US presidents who have believed it their duty to bring peace to the region, Trump will face a series of challenges, which have grown increasingly insurmountable. Seven years on since Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last held talks, the same issues remain — disagreements over borders, security, Jerusalem, a right of return …

May 22, 2017

Who gets hurt by GOP’s ‘pro-life’ hypocrisy

… the Gag Rule have shown that it doesn’t actually decrease abortions, but because it does cut off access to contraception, it actually makes abortion rates go up. Who knows what will happen when the rule cuts off access to HIV drugs or vaccines. I’ve reported on the Global Gag Rule from Ghana, one of the countries hit hardest by Bush’s version of the rule. What most pro-lifers in America don’t seem to realize — or don’t care about — is that the health …

May 20, 2017

Can South Korea and China patch things up over THAAD?

Beijing (CNN)Jeong Min-young is worried. Since the beginning of the year, relations between Beijing and Seoul have soured over the deployment of a US missile defense system — THAAD — in South Korea. On the Chinese internet, patriotic citizens posted calls for boycotts of South Korean goods and even staged performative displays of destroying make-up and other popular products, generating approving columns in Chinese state media. …

May 18, 2017

1.2 million adolescents’ deaths mostly preventable, report says

(CNN)More than 1.2 million adolescents die every year around the world — an average of 3,000 deaths per day — from causes that are largely preventable, according to a new report from the World Health Organization. The leading cause of deathamong 10- to 19-year-olds globally in 2015 was road injury, which killed more than 115,000 people, followed by lower respiratory infections and self-harm. When separated by age, sex and region, however, the leading causes of death differed …

May 16, 2017