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    Displacement is Worst Ever Recorded
    Jun18

    Displacement is Worst Ever Recorded

    The U.N. refugee agency says worldwide displacement from wars, conflict and persecution is at the highest level ever recorded. And it’s getting worse. The UNHCR has released its annual Global Trends report, which says nearly 60 million people were forcibly displaced at the end of 2014. The UNHCR describes the level of displacement as a...

    WhatsApp has been criticised over its handling of user data (FB)
    Jun18

    WhatsApp has been criticised over its handling of user data (FB)

    WhatsApp has been criticised by a prominent pressure group over the way it handles user data. The Electronic Foundation (EFF) gave the wildly popular messaging app a “one star” rating in its annual “Who Has Your Back?” report examining how tech companies respond to government demands for information on their users....

    Senate to vote on defense policy bill
    Jun18

    Senate to vote on defense policy bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite objections from the White House, the Senate is poised to pass a $612 billion defense policy bill that calls for arming Ukraine forces, prevents another round of base closures and makes it harder for President Barack Obama to close the prison for terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay. …read more Source: U.S....

    Senate to vote on defense policy bill
    Jun18

    Senate to vote on defense policy bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Over White House objections, the Senate is poised to pass a $612 billion defense policy bill that calls for arming Ukraine… …read more Source:...

    UN: ‘Dangerous New Era’ for World’s Record 60M Refugees
    Jun18

    UN: ‘Dangerous New Era’ for World’s Record 60M Refugees

    The world is facing the worst refugee crisis in modern times – and the global response has been pitifully inadequate, according to the latest annual report from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Humanitarian groups are calling for a global summit to address the crisis. Exhausted, sunburned, dehydrated and carrying nothing but a...

    Russia is extending a gas pipeline that bypasses Ukraine
    Jun18

    Russia is extending a gas pipeline that bypasses Ukraine

    Russia is reportedly planning to build a gas pipeline to Germany. Gazprom announced on Thursday that it plans to build a pipeline with a capacity of 55 billion cubic meters per year from Russia to Germany via the Baltic Sea with E.ON, Shell, and OMV, according to Kommersant. The planned pipeline’s route will be an extension to the Nord...

    UN Says Russia Led World In 2014 Asylum Claims Due To Ukraine War
    Jun18

    UN Says Russia Led World In 2014 Asylum Claims Due To Ukraine War

    A United Nations report says Russia was the world’s largest single recipient of asylum requests during 2014 as a result of the war in eastern Ukraine between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia May Toughen Counter-sanctions Over Ukraine
    Jun18

    Russia May Toughen Counter-sanctions Over Ukraine

    Russia may toughen its response to sanctions imposed by the European Union over the crisis in Ukraine if the bloc extends its measures against Moscow, a Kremlin aide said on Thursday. Economic adviser Andrei Belousov’s comments, at the annual St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, followed a decision on Wednesday by EU governments to...

    Europe marks Waterloo bicentenary with call for unity
    Jun18

    Europe marks Waterloo bicentenary with call for unity

    Brussels (AFP) – European royals and diplomats gathered in Belgium on Thursday to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, a turning point for the continent which still touches a nerve and stirs national passions.The stress was on modern-day reconciliation and the sacrifice of some 47,000 dead or wounded soldiers on the fields...

    Refugees reached 60 million in 2014 as conflicts flared, U.N. says
    Jun18

    Refugees reached 60 million in 2014 as conflicts flared, U.N. says

    The number of people forced from their homes due to conflicts around the world jumped again last year, according to an annual U.N. report released Thursday. About 59.5 million people were displaced worldwide in 2014, compared to 51.2 million in 2013, which at the time was the highest increase in a single year, said the U.N. refugee agency’s...