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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte’s announcement that six European Union (EU) countries had agreed to take in some 150 migrants from a rescue ship that Italy had blocked from docking is a welcome development that has helped resolve the latest standoff over immigration to Europe across the Mediterranean.
Europe and North America have absorbed the largest share of the world's 272 million migrants, a population that has grown by 23 per cent over the past decade, according to a UN report.
The arrival of summer and more favourable conditions at sea tends to lead to an increase of attempts to cross the Mediterranean, and the deteriorating situation in Libya is also prompting more migrants to take their chances at sea and reach Europe.
Migration due to climate change will be an issue that better placed nations will have to deal with in the coming years. Today people are fleeing their home country due to poverty, strife and persecution. Tomorrow people will be forced to migrate because rising waters and heatwaves
It was 7.30 am on Christmas Eve when Cha Jung-hoon, South Korea’s deputy minister for small businesses, got a call from his boss to make an urgent three-hour car trip to visit syringe maker Poonglim Pharmatech. The brief: work out how the government could convince and aid
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Charity doesn’t rely on wealth. It relies on attitude. And heavily so. One can be rich, but poor at heart when it comes to helping the poor. That is why one was really happy to read about a Filipina’s effort to help those felled by the ever-growing, unsparing and