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Day: June 25, 2018

Britain join to EU military force for post-Brexit crisis
Europe, Featured

Britain join to EU military force for post-Brexit crisis

    Britain is to team up with France, Germany and other willing nations to launch a military crisis force operating outside the framework of the European Union after Brexit . In all nine nations, including Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Estonia, Spain and Portugal, are due to sign a letter of intent in Luxembourg on Monday to take part in the so-called European Intervention Initiative (EII) a coalition of willing states prepared to react to crises near Europe's borders without help from NATO or the United States. Speaking to Le Figaro newspaper on Sunday, Florence Parly, France's defence minister,  said: European defence needs a common strategic culture. The initiative involves joint planning work on crisis scenarios that could potentially threaten European securi...
Venezuela became the most dangerous country to live in the world
America, Featured

Venezuela became the most dangerous country to live in the world

    Take a look at the two lists below. Which one do you think represents the rankings of the most dangerous countries in the world? The lists come from Gallup’s latest Global Law and Order report which surveyed residents in 142 countries on two measures: Their perception of safety Their first-hand experience with crime The pollster inquired about residents’ perception of safety by asking whether they “feel safe walking alone at night.” Singaporeans felt the most secure, with 94% saying so. Venezuelans had the lowest sense of safety with only 17% responding positively. List A reflects the countries where the fewest residents feel secure. Focusing on residents’ experiences with crime, one question asked whether the respondent had been assaulted within the co...
Saudi Arabia’s First Women Taxi Drivers
Arab world, Featured

Saudi Arabia’s First Women Taxi Drivers

    Women across Saudi Arabia greeted the lifting on Sunday of a longstanding ban against women drivers in a variety of ways. Hundreds who already have their license took to the streets for their inaugural drives. One showered every intersection she passed with rose petals. Another took her dad for a ride to make up for all the times he had taken her somewhere. Ohoud Al Arifi logged into her Uber drivers app, and waited for a fare. Both the ride-hailing app and its main competitor in the Middle East, Careem, have embraced the opportunities opening up with the lifting of the ban. Uber has just opened a dedicated women’s “Greenlight Hub” in Riyadh to register, train and support new drivers, while Careem has already trained 2000 women in anticipation of them being able ...
Donald Trump has ordered to immediate return illegal immigrants
America, Featured

Donald Trump has ordered to immediate return illegal immigrants

    Donald Trump, the US president, stoked his political base by calling on Sunday for the immediate deportation of illegal immigrants without judicial process as the consequences of his zero-tolerance border policy continue to divide the nation. In a pair of tweets sent during the drive to his Virginia golf course, Mr Trump increased the rhetorical temperature, heaping pressure on Congressional Republicans ahead of an immigration vote expected this week. We cannot allow all of these people to invade our country, he wrote. When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no judges or court cases, bring them back from where they came. Our system is a mockery to good immigration policy and law and order. Most children come without parents. At the same time, in a sign o...
Prince William arrives in Jordan for historic five day tour of Middle East
Arab world, Featured

Prince William arrives in Jordan for historic five day tour of Middle East

    The Duke of Cambridge arrived in Jordan for the start of his five day tour of the region. He was greeted by the Crown Prince of Jordan as he arrived in the country for the start of a historic trip to the Middle East. William was warmly welcomed by Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, heir to the Kingdom's throne, when his jet landed in the Jordanian capital Amman. Also waiting at the bottom of the plane's steps was Britain's ambassador to Jordan Edward Oakden who will host the duke when he attends a Queen's birthday party at the ambassador's residence later. Prince William has revealed that his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, is very upset not to be with him on his five-day tour of the Middle East - particularly as she used to live in Jordan as a child and loved the time s...