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  • Global solutions on migration start at home

     With one in every 30 people in the world now migrants, it was inevitable that the United Nations would try to coordinate the immigration policies of nations that send, receive, or block migrants. About 85 percent of UN members signed the nonbinding “Global Compact for Migration,” one that calls for “safe, orderly, and regular” migration. The discussion helped nations look inward, compare themselves with others, and perhaps notice how their domestic divisions influence their migration practices or their standing in the world.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 15:33:45 -0500
  • In a bid to save Soviet-era art, Kiev activists preserve a slice of history

    Mosaics like the ones on Peremohy Avenue are scattered throughout Ukraine, from universities to apartment buildings and rural bus stops. Since 2015 however, they have been under dual threat, first from decommunization laws aimed at removing symbols of the Soviet Union, and now from neglect, as the country attempts to modernize its aging cities.

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 14:25:27 -0500
  • As Theresa May fumbles Brexit, a far-right backlash is brewing

    A march for Brexit – a clean break from the European Union – and against Prime Minister Theresa May and any other politician who dares to defy the 17.4 million Britons who voted in 2016 to leave. “Hard Brexit, Traitor May,” read one flag. Sunday’s pro-Brexit march by UKIP, a populist anti-EU party, was modest in numbers, less than 5,000 at its peak, and easily outnumbered by a counter-protest by left-wing groups.

    Mon, 10 Dec 2018 16:11:17 -0500
  • France’s ‘yellow vests’ only have one common message: anger at government

    For Rosa Larocca, a middle-aged headmistress who can switch from a warm smile to a stern look in seconds, it’s all about politics. The president sought on Monday evening to pacify rebellious spirits.

    Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:59:24 -0500
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