The EU will stop its disastrous forced migrant quota scheme and will switch to a voluntary one.
The EU Commission has proposed a new two-year programme to bring at least 50,000 asylum seekers into Europe instead of the old one which it had been pursuing which called for the forced relocation of 170,000 migrants in EU countries.
The commission said that it had set aside 500 million euros ($590m) to support the resettlement effort. Member states will be free to participate i
Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani said on Tuesday that Kurds had voted “yes” to independence in a referendum held in defiance of the government in Baghdad and which had angered their neighbors and their U.S. allies.
In a televised address, Barzani said the “yes” vote had won and he called on Iraq’s central government in Baghdad to engage in “serious dialogue” instead of threatening the Kurdish Regional Government with sanctions.
Iraqi Kurds voted overwhelmingly for indep
On September 26, 1983, the world was saved from potential nuclear disaster, but few people today know about the man who saved it. In the early hours of the morning, the Soviet Union's early-warning systems detected an incoming missile strike from the United States. Computer readouts suggested several missiles had been launched.
The Soviet government’s policy in the event of a US nuclear attack was to launch an immediate and all-out retaliatory strike in accordance with the p
Two days ahead of the planned vote on 1 October, the Spainsh national government has made its biggest, and some would say its most authoritarian move yet to stop it from happening.
Spain’s government said on Tuesday police would take control of voting booths in Catalonia to help thwart the region’s planned independence referendum that Madrid has declared illegal. Spain's Guardia Civil police have previously detained a dozen senior Catalan officials and raided regional govern
On September 12, 1683, the King of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Jan Sobieski, literally saved Europe when he personally led the one of the largest cavalry charges in history against the Ottoman army besieging the city of Vienna. The charge destroyed the huge Ottoman army and ended the Battle for Vienna in an overwhelming victory for the Polish and their allies.
In the summer of 1683, the main army of the Ottoman Empire, a huge and well-equipped force commanded by the
The most common excuse when it comes to FB and Google is that they are a private company, that's why they can get away with anything, ANYTHING, simply because they are private companies.
First of, they're not just “private companies”, they are monopolies, or even super monopolies who control almost all of the internet and destroy and stifle any competition that might rise up to challenge them.
This is why there are “anti trust” laws in the US and in the world, to insure t
Burma (Myanmar) is seeking the ethnic cleansing of the Muslim Rohingya minority from its territory, but its de facto leader and Nobel peace prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi, has not only not spoken out against it, but actually took the side of the army which is responsible for the ethnic cleansing and massacres.
“No, it’s not ethnic cleansing,” she said in a rare interview on the subject in 2013.
However, more than a quarter of a million Rohingya refugees have flooded into B
In a shocking decision, Kenya’s supreme court has declared Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in the presidential election last month invalid and ordered a new vote to be held within 60 days.
In the face of international pressure to ignore flagrant electoral violations, the court decided to stick to democracy.
The six-judge bench ruled 4-2 in favour of a petition filed by Odinga, who claimed the electronic voting results were hacked and manipulated in favour of the incumbent.
The Hungarian government is demanding the EU pay for half of the border wall erected along its southern borders to stave off migrants.
Evoking the spirit of Donald Trump - who wants Mexico to pay for new barrier along its border with the US - the premier will ask the bloc to foot half the bill for the €800m structure.
The 2015 migrant crisis saw millions of refugees trudge through Serbia towards Hungary, an EU member, with an estimated 400,000 successfully crossing the bor