The Trump effect? Number of US citizens seeking asylum in Canada soars by 500%

Trump seems to have accomplished what political Hollywood never has – convincing thousands of Americans to flee the country. Driven by his policies, more US citizens sought asylum in Canada last year than have in decades. Americans were the third-largest group to seek asylum in Canada in 2017, according to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, […]

US Carriers and American Citizens Dominate World Air Traffic

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UK didn’t request extradition of Russian citizens in Salisbury case – embassy

The Russian Embassy in London said it hadn’t received an official request from UK to extradite two men said to be suspected of carrying out a nerve agent attack on British soil. The statement denied an earlier report about the request by The Guardian. “We do not trust such unverified bogus media reports at all,” […]

EU citizens are ‘far from’ having their rights secured after Brexit

Getty Brexit committee of MPs calls on the government to provide more information on the “settled status” scheme for EU citizens living in the UK. A deal on citizens rights is “far from” done, MPs of the Exiting the European Union Committee warned. EU citizens in the UK, and UK citizens in the EU are […]

EU citizens at risk from May’s ‘hostile environment’ after Brexit, warns former UK civil service chief

Reuters Exclusive: The former head of the UK civil service tells BI that EU citizens could be targeted after Brexit. Lord Kerslake says the Home Office must reassure Europeans living in the UK that they will not suffer the same treatment as Windrush citizens. “Given what happened with Windrush, the onus is now on the […]

‘Don’t have oral sex, your mouth’s for eating’: Ugandan president warns citizens

The president of Uganda has issued a public warning to citizens of the central African country: Don’t perform oral sex. Speaking during a televised press conference last week, President Yoweri Museveni spoke of the “wrong practices indulged in and promoted by” groups of non-nationals. “The mouth is for eating, not for sex,” he said, adding: […]

Trump lifts travel ban on citizens from Chad

Associated Press/Pablo Martinez Monsivais President Donald Trump lifted a travel ban on citizens from Chad. Trump added Chad on a travel ban list in September after saying the government failed to send proof it had taken adequate security measures to prevent terrorists from traveling to the US. Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, North Korea, and […]

China has started ranking citizens with a creepy ‘social credit’ system — here’s what you can do wrong, and the embarrassing, demeaning ways they can punish you

REUTERS/Stringer The Chinese state is setting up a vast ranking system system that will monitor the behaviour of its enormous population, and rank them all based on their “social credit.” The “social credit system,” first announced in 2014, aims to reinforce the idea that “keeping trust is glorious and breaking trust is disgraceful,” according to a […]

Russian embassy in UK warns citizens about possible provocations in Britain

The Russian embassy in London has warned citizens traveling to Britain that they may face possible provocations, such as the “insertion of foreign objects” into their luggage, seizure of electronic equipment, and even detention. The warning reflects “the anti-Russian policy, the growing threatening rhetoric of the British side [and] selective actions of the UK government […]