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Facebook Launches M, Its Bold Answer to Siri and Cortana

Today, a few hundred Bay Area Facebook users will open their Messenger apps to discover M, a new virtual assistant. Facebook will prompt them to test …

Chatbots

Thailand accuses U.S. of meddling in its politics | Reuters

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand accused the United States on Wednesday of meddling in its political affairs, saying many Thais had been hurt by remarks of a visiting U.S. envoy who criticized actions by the ruling military junta.<p>Footage of Thailand's Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva negotiating with …

One year after the coup, Thailand’s politics are as messy as ever

This past week marks one year since Thailand’s most recent military coup, either the 19th or the 18th in the kingdom’s modern history, depending on how one counts putsch attempts. The year since the coup has revealed a range of lessons, most of which bode poorly for Thailand’s future.<p><b>The coup was</b> …

London and Bangkok are the most popular tourist destinations on the planet

London has once again been crowned the most visited city of the world, closely followed by Bangkok. The capital of the afternoon tea, the Big Ben and the Thames will receive 18.82 millions of travelers this year, according to MasterCard’s 2015 Global Destination Cities Index.<p>Here are the top …

The king has real power and he is part of the problem - Thailand's coup addiction: the story of its 80-year, never-ending crisis - Vox

Card 1 of 10<p>Thailand has a coup addiction<p>Card 2 of 10<p>Asking when the crisis began shows you how serious Thailand's problems are<p>Card 3 of 10<p>The 2014 political crisis started over an exiled billionaire<p>Card 4 of 10<p>Here are the three big causes of Thailand's never-ending political crises<p>Card 5 of …

Here's a fun anecdote about cooking shows that shows how weird Thai politics can be - Thailand's coup addiction: the story of its 80-year, never-ending crisis - Vox

Card 1 of 10<p>Thailand has a coup addiction<p>Card 2 of 10<p>Asking when the crisis began shows you how serious Thailand's problems are<p>Card 3 of 10<p>The 2014 political crisis started over an exiled billionaire<p>Card 4 of 10<p>Here are the three big causes of Thailand's never-ending political crises<p>Card 5 of …

This timeline shows that today's crisis goes all the way back to 1991 - Thailand's coup addiction: the story of its 80-year, never-ending crisis - Vox

Card 1 of 10<p>Thailand has a coup addiction<p>Card 2 of 10<p>Asking when the crisis began shows you how serious Thailand's problems are<p>Card 3 of 10<p>The 2014 political crisis started over an exiled billionaire<p>Card 4 of 10<p>Here are the three big causes of Thailand's never-ending political crises<p>Card 5 of …

Asking when the crisis began shows you how serious Thailand's problems are - Thailand's coup addiction: the story of its 80-year, never-ending crisis - Vox

Card 1 of 10<p>Thailand has a coup addiction<p>Card 2 of 10<p>Asking when the crisis began shows you how serious Thailand's problems are<p>Depending on how you look at it, this crisis:<p><b>Began in November 2013, with mass anti-government protests that sought to replace the elected government with an unelected</b> …

Thailand has a coup addiction

Card 1 of 10<p>On Monday, May 19, 2014, Thailand's military declared martial law, seized control of some government agencies and media organizations, and went on the air to declare that the coup it had just performed was definitely not a coup. Three days later, on May 22, the head of the army went …

The 2014 political crisis started over an exiled billionaire - Thailand's coup addiction: the story of its 80-year, never-ending crisis - Vox

Card 1 of 10<p>Thailand has a coup addiction<p>Card 2 of 10<p>Asking when the crisis began shows you how serious Thailand's problems are<p>Card 3 of 10<p>The 2014 political crisis started over an exiled billionaire<p>This latest crisis is, on its surface, about a telecom billionaire named Thaksin Shinawatra who …

Here are the three big causes of Thailand's never-ending political crises - Thailand's coup addiction: the story of its 80-year, never-ending crisis - Vox

Card 1 of 10<p>Thailand has a coup addiction<p>Card 2 of 10<p>Asking when the crisis began shows you how serious Thailand's problems are<p>Card 3 of 10<p>The 2014 political crisis started over an exiled billionaire<p>Card 4 of 10<p>Here are the three big causes of Thailand's never-ending political crises<p>Thailand's May …

Here's how a coup expert explained Thailand's coups - Thailand's coup addiction: the story of its 80-year, never-ending crisis - Vox

Card 1 of 10<p>Thailand has a coup addiction<p>Card 2 of 10<p>Asking when the crisis began shows you how serious Thailand's problems are<p>Card 3 of 10<p>The 2014 political crisis started over an exiled billionaire<p>Card 4 of 10<p>Here are the three big causes of Thailand's never-ending political crises<p>Card 5 of …

The biggest issue: politics are divided between a weak majority and powerful minority - Thailand's coup addiction: the story of its 80-year, never-ending crisis - Vox

Card 1 of 10<p>Thailand has a coup addiction<p>Card 2 of 10<p>Asking when the crisis began shows you how serious Thailand's problems are<p>Card 3 of 10<p>The 2014 political crisis started over an exiled billionaire<p>Card 4 of 10<p>Here are the three big causes of Thailand's never-ending political crises<p>Card 5 of …

New Thai Constitution to be Enacted by 4 September 2015

Thailand

How South Africa is helping deliver prosperity to all Africans

Events over the past 18 months have seemed to highlights South Africa’s ambivalent relationship with the rest of the African continent. An …

Anger over EU's 'slave trade' rhetoric as naval operations begin in Mediterranean

More than 300 leading migration experts have denounced plans for military action against Libyan smugglers as reminiscent of the actions of countries that enabled the 18th century slave trade. Attempts to justify military intervention by comparisons with 18th century suppression of the slave trade …

London School of Economics

Mediterranean Sea Crossings Continue to Climb

<b>Italy</b> - Over 12,460 migrants arrived by sea to Italy in the month of May, according to IOM estimates. This brings the total number of migrants …

Coast Guard

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

European Union website, the official EU website

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policies and news in the field of asylum, immigration and free movement of people.

Migration

Key Migration Terms

<b>Assimilation</b> - Adaptation of one ethnic or social group – usually a minority – to another. Assimilation involves the subsuming of language, …

Immigration

Migration: There is a lot of money in it for smugglers - MOAS director Martin Xuereb

Nearly nine times more migrants have died so far this year in Mediterranean crossings compared to last year at this time — swallowed by the sea as …

Malta

1,441 in 12 days: MOAS saves migrants at sea in record numbers

Malta-based search and rescue charity Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) has helped rescue 1,441 people in just 12 days during back-to-back sea …

Malta

Libya sends special envoy to talk with European Union about migrant plan

Libya said Tuesday it has sent a special envoy to speak with the European Union about the EU's proposed military operation to destroy the boats of …

European Union