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Decision to detain asylum seekers cynical and cruel

Decision to detain asylum seekers cynical and cruel

A new ruling by the US Department of Justice ordering thousands more asylum seekers to be detained for the duration of their application process – which can take years – is another reminder of two deplorable aspects of the Trump administration’s immigration policy:

It’s time for a Green EU Deal

It’s time for a Green EU Deal

A “Green New Deal” has become the talk of the town in many of the world’s capitals. Having recently emerged in the United States, the idea pays tribute to the visionary economic-recovery programme launched by President Franklin D Roosevelt in 1933. But Europe can – and must – deliver it as well.

First they came for Julian Assange

First they came for Julian Assange

My meetings with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange all took place in the same small room. As the intelligence services of a variety of countries know, I visited Assange in Ecuador’s London embassy many times between the fall of 2015 and December 2018.

Two decades after Columbine, Americans live under the gun

Two decades after Columbine, Americans live under the gun

At about 20 minutes after 11 on the morning of April 20, 1999, students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold pulled semiautomatic firearms and sawed-off shotguns from beneath their black trench coats and, standing on an elevated part of their Columbine High School campus in suburban Denver, began shooting.

Objection to tax department’s assessment

Objection to tax department’s assessment

Question: We have paid the tax within the time limit after completing the auditing as per the accounting standards. We have been informed by the tax department that there is difference in the amount calculated.

We don’t need a bigger particle collider

We don’t need a bigger particle collider

Between Lake Geneva and the Swiss Jura, more than 100m (328ft) below the surface, lies a circular tunnel, 27km (17 miles) in circumference, containing superconducting magnets that accelerate protons almost to the speed of light.

The monetisation of garbage

The monetisation of garbage

As a child growing up in Lagos, Nigeria, in the late 1990s, I remember women roaming through my community and chanting in Yoruba, “onigo de o! Anra bata rubber ati ayo t’on jo.” This translates as “The bottle peddler is here! We buy rubber sandals and leaky (aluminium) pots.

The IMF is fuelling an Argentine crisis – again

The IMF is fuelling an Argentine crisis – again

Argentina first needed to borrow from the International Monetary Fund back in 1958. In the six decades since, the country has signed 22 agreements with the Fund. Most were subsequently derailed or ended in failure.

‘Game Over’ for Trump but Democrats vow more investigations

‘Game Over’ for Trump but Democrats vow more investigations

A triumphant President Donald Trump on Thursday proclaimed “Game Over” for his critics following the long awaited publication of the Mueller report, which cleared him of colluding with Russia.

How Western economies can avoid the Japan trap

How Western economies can avoid the Japan trap

Not too long ago, the conventional wisdom held that “Japanification” could never happen in Western economies. Leading US economists argued that if the combined threat of weak growth, disinflation, and perpetually low interest rates ever materialised, policymakers would have the tools to deal with it

Most US Democratic presidential hopefuls relying on donations

Most US Democratic presidential hopefuls relying on donations

Democrats emphasise building their 2020 presidential campaigns on grassroots support, fewer than half amassed at least 50% of their early financial support from small-dollar donations, a Reuters analysis found.

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