Jasmine Ng

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Africa

Brexit deal with cut-off date for free movement would be vetoed by MEPs

Exclusive: Resolution detailing European parliament’s red lines is amended to rule out ‘degradation’ of rights of EU nationals arriving in UK in next two years<p>The European parliament will veto any Brexit deal that prevents EU citizens who move to the UK during the next two years from having the …

United Kingdom

Theresa May unveils plans for new generation of grammar schools

Theresa May today unveils plans for a new generation of grammar schools as she announces that £320 million has been set aside in the Budget to help end the “brutal and unacceptable” truth of selection by income.<p>Writing in The Daily Telegraph, the Prime Minister says she has made it her “personal …

North Korea
Middle East

Scientists skip international meeting due to fear of US travel

On Saturday morning in a hotel ballroom in Boston, women and minority scientists schmoozed over scrambled eggs and fresh fruit at an awards breakfast from a foundation aiming to diversify the sciences.<p>As the crowd tucked into their breakfasts and turned their attention toward the stage, four female …

Immigration

In Pakistan, tolerant Islamic voices are being silenced

The Sehwan bombing is a result of the Saudi-funded fundamentalism that has taken a grip in the country<p>Last week, only three days after a suicide bomb went off in Lahore, an Islamic State supporter struck a crowd of Sufi dancers celebrating in the great Pakistani shrine of Sehwan Sharif. The attack, …

Religion
Islam

New Continent Zealandia Is Discovered Underwater

Hail, Zealandia! It’s not the lost city of Atlantis, but scientists say they’re convinced they have discovered the planet’s eighth continent sprawling underwater beneath New Zealand.<p>Australia and adjacent New Zealand have always been considered the continent of Australia. But now, researchers have …

Earth Science
Asia
Asia
Hard Brexit

Angela Merkel is now the leader of the free world, not Donald Trump

When Barack Obama revealed that his last phone call as President was to Angela Merkel, reaffirming their alliance and friendship of the last eight …

Aviation

Geologists have discovered a lost continent beneath Mauritius in the Indian Ocean

An ancient lost continent is lying at the bottom of the Indian Ocean, underneath the island of Mauritius, according to a new study led by a geologist from South Africa’s University of the Witwatersrand.<p>“Mauritia,” what researchers have dubbed the continental fragment, likely broke off of the …

Earth Science

President Trump’s First Defeat

The immigration order creates an international mess—and a political embarrassment.<p>“It’s working out very nicely,” President Donald Trump said on Saturday afternoon as he signed his latest batch of executive actions. “You see it in the airports.”<p>It was the usual confident swagger from a man …

Immigration

A fashion designer breaks down why some clothes are worth spending more on

At a fast-fashion retailer such as H&M, a simple cut-and-sew top can cost as little as $15. At Gap, something similar might run about $45. At Elizabeth Suzann, a small fashion label based in Nashville, Tennessee, one of the brand’s minimal kimono-sleeved t-shirts, made of cotton twill, is …

Immigration
Islam
Immigration

10 Epic Road Trips You Have To Take In Your Lifetime

There is something about road trips that is so romantic. Driving that convertible with the wind gushing on your cheeks, road trips are meant to be a …

Hiking
Africa

France's Hollande criticizes protectionism as 'worst response' | Reuters

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - France’s President Francois Hollande on Saturday criticized protectionism and with his Chilean counterpart said that Europe would look to strengthen ties with Latin America, speaking a day after U.S. President Donald Trump took office.<p>Chile's President Michelle Bachelet and her …

North Africa

World's eight richest people have same wealth as poorest 50%

The world’s eight richest billionaires control the same wealth between them as the poorest half of the globe’s population, according to a charity warning of an ever-increasing and dangerous concentration of wealth.<p>In a report published to coincide with the start of the week-long World Economic …

Income Inequality

Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries

We have long been told a compelling story about the relationship between rich countries and poor countries. The story holds that the rich nations of the OECD give generously of their wealth to the poorer nations of the global south, to help them eradicate poverty and push them up the development …

World Economy

The World’s Rising Powers Have Fallen

As analysts and scholars compose their first drafts of the history of the Obama administration’s foreign policy, a chapter will surely address what …

At least 4 Israeli soldiers killed in truck ramming attack in Jerusalem, driver shot dead

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Palestinian rammed his truck into a group of Israeli soldiers on a popular promenade in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing four of them in an attack which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said had likely been inspired by Islamic State.<p>It was the deadliest Palestinian attack in …

Israel

10 Conflicts to Watch in 2017

Overlapping conflicts across the Greater Sahel and Lake Chad Basin have contributed to massive human suffering, including the uprooting of some 4.2 …

Africa

5 maps that explain China's strategy

At the same time, aside from relatively minor forays into the South and East China Seas, China has avoided significant involvement in the troubles roiling in the rest of Eurasia.<p>There is a gap between what is generally expected of China and what China actually does. To understand what China's …

China

Iraqi forces press gains against Islamic State in eastern Mosul

NEAR MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - More than 2,000 Iraqis a day are fleeing Mosul, several hundred more each day than before U.S.-led coalition forces began a new phase of their battle to retake the city from Islamic State, the United Nations said on Wednesday.<p>After quick initial advances, the …

Middle East