Trump is creating a vetting center. Is it ‘extreme’ enough to end his travel ban?

posted in: News, United States

A girl dances with an American flag at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Texas while women pray behind her during a protest against the travel ban imposed by President Trump. (Laura Buckman/Reuters) “Extreme vetting” was a frequent campaign promise of … Read More

North and South Korea pledge to end war, denuclearize peninsula

posted in: Far East, News

President Moon Jae-in and North Korean President Kim Jong Un meet in the truce village of Panmunjom (Photo by Korea Summit Press Pool/Getty Images) In a historic summit on Friday, the leaders of North and South Korea vowed to officially … Read More

Tackling online disinformation: Commission proposes an EU-wide Code of Practice

Today, the Commission is proposing measures to tackle disinformation online, including an EU-wide Code of Practice on Disinformation, support for an independent network of fact-checkers, and a series of actions to stimulate quality journalism and promote media literacy. The recent … Read More

What Refugees Face on the World’s Deadliest Migration Route

Refugees and migrants are rescued by aid workers of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, after leaving Libya trying to reach European soil aboard an overcrowded rubber boat, Feb. 18, 2018. CreditOlmo Calvo/Associated Press Stinging, salty waves crashed over the deck … Read More

Nationwide register for anti-Semitic offenses in Germany – commissioner

posted in: Germany, News

Germany’s incoming anti-Semitism commissioner is to establish a central register for anti-Jewish crime. Meanwhile in the Bundestag, MPs condemned anti-Semitism and stressed Germany’s friendship with Israel. Felix Klein, Germany’s first anti-Semitism commissioner told public radio that in order to better … Read More

China, Russia and Japan seek seats at the table with Kim Jong-un, Moon Jae-in and Donald Trump

Region’s stakeholders all have an interest in rejoining negotiations, while US and South Korea would prefer narrower remit. As the situation on the Korean peninsula shifts rapidly, regional stakeholders are working to ensure they will each have a seat at … Read More

Kiev threatens Russia with ‘full-scale conflict’ if gas transit to Europe through Ukraine stops

posted in: News, Russia

Kiev has warned Moscow of ‘geopolitical consequences’ if Gazprom ceases gas transits through the territory of Ukraine. “If there is no transit through the territory of Ukraine, then the likelihood of a full-scale conflict between Russia and Ukraine is also … Read More

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