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Prisoners in Europe: the data

Since the turn of the century, the Old Continent stands out as the only macro-region experiencing declining numbers in its prison population. However, positive developments in Russia are key in explaining the trend. The EU benefits from the positive dynamics in Eastern and Central Europe. Recent data for Italy are worrisome.

Euro at 20: Immature

On 1 January 2019 it has been 20 years since the euro has been introduced as a common currency for the EU. 19 member states have adopted it since then, but its legacy is twofolded:

Citizen lobbying: Challenging MEPs to deregister EU parties for keeping in values breachers

The Good Lobby, Brussels – On 10 January, The Good Lobby submitted a complaint to the European Ombudsman denouncing the repeated failure by the European Parliament to address its demand. The civic startup wanted to verify whether the EPP and the ACRE groups might have breached EU law by keeping in Fidesz and the Law & Justice parties despite they have been clearly breaching fundamental rights. See more.

Full Q&A: NYU’s Jonathan Haidt explains the problem with Gen Z

On the latest episode of Pivot, NYU’s Scott Galloway spoke to his colleague from the Stern School of Business, Jonathan Haidt, the co-author of The Coddling of the American Mind. In the book, Haidt and

Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi teen granted asylum in Canada

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe #SaveRahaf campaign went viral after Rahaf started tweeting about her plight for asylum A Saudi woman who fled her family and became stranded at Bangkok’s main

Earnings season may turn up some stock market winners after December’s battering

After the market's December meltdown, earnings season could turn up some winners among the rubble, analysts said

Routine Vaccination Kills UK Cancer Expert Shortly After The Jab

By Catherine J. Frompovich Who would have ‘thunk’ it: a routine international traveler’s vaccination apparently delivered organ failure to renowned cancer expert Martin Gore, 67,…

Saudi teen Alqunun leaves Thailand for Canada to seek asylum

Thai immigration official says 18-year-old has left Bangkok airport after her ordeal went viral on social media.

Exclusive: Angela Davis Speaks Out on Palestine, BDS & More After Civil Rights Award Is Revoked

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is continuing to come under fire after rescinding a human rights award for the scholar,

Headlines for January 11, 2019

In Venezuela, President Nicolás Maduro was inaugurated Thursday to a second 6-year term, overseeing an economy that’s in freefall amidst U.S.-led economic sanctions aimed at ending his presidency. Maduro has accused the U.S.—along with Canada

Saudi teen deletes Twitter account after death threats as wait for asylum continues

Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun wait for asylum continues as she takes a step back from social media.

The EU according to Viktor Orbán: “We are Europe’s future”

The Good Lobby, Brussels – The European Union has launched infringement proceedings against Hungary for the non-respect of fundamental rights by Viktor Orbán’s government. Each year, Orbán, figurehead of Europe’s ultra-conservative right, sketches out his politics at a summer school in Băile Tuşnad, Romania. Analysing his speech helps us to better understand – without condoning – his vision of the world, of Europe and of democracy. See more.

Kosovo, dreaming of a life abroad

Although Kosovo is still on the "black list" of Schengen, many of its citizens dream of a future abroad. Among the most qualified professional categories, such as doctors, we can already speak of brain drain.

Thieves used wheelbarrow to steal manhole-sized gold coin, prosecutors say

A group of thieves, including a security guard in on the job, are on trial in Berlin for allegedly using a wheelbarrow and ladder to steal a 100 kilogram gold coin worth $4 million from a German museum in a daring late night heist.

A new $100 million investment values Postmates at $1.85 billion ahead of its IPO

The food delivery startup Postmates has raised a $100 million investment just before it plans to go public, perhaps reducing the amount of money it needs to raise when it eventually lists its stock. The

Alphabet’s board sued for role in allegedly covering up sexual misconduct by senior execs

Alphabet's board of directors is being sued by attorneys in California on behalf of a shareholder in a suit that asserts claims for breach of fiduciary duty, abuse of control, unjust enrichment, and waste of corporate assets.

More than half of Earth’s land critically endangered: report

Only five percent of land has not been modified by humans, according to new report.

US to expel every last Iranian boot from Syria – Pompeo

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Barack Obama had made “dire misjudgements” in the Middle East.