Thanassis Stavrakis, Associated Press Updated 5:37 am PDT, Tuesday, July 9, 2019 In this Wednesday, April 24, 2019 photo, Hiba from Iraq prepares for a training session of Hestia FC Women's Refugee Soccer team in Athens. Many of the players at Hestia FC weren't allowed to play or even watch soccer matches in their home countries. Hestia FC was set up by the Olympic Truce Centre, a non-government organization created in 2000 by the International Olympic Committee and Greek Foreign Ministry. less In this Wednesday, April 24, 2019 photo, Hiba from Iraq prepares for a training session of Hestia FC Women's Refugee Soccer team in Athens. Many of the players at Hestia FC weren't allowed to play or even watch ... more Photo: Thanassis Stavrakis, AP Photo: Thanassis Stavrakis, AP Image 1 of / 18 … [Read more...] about AP Photos: Refugee women find relief in Greek soccer
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Green MEP Ska Keller kicked-off Euronews’ series of interviews with those in the running for the EU’s top job. Keller is among those hoping to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European Commission after May’s elections. There is a host of other candidates also in the running, like Frans Timmermans, currently the EC’s first vice-president, who is nominated by the socialists. We’ll be interviewing him on Friday (April 26), followed by: Violeta Tomic, candidate of the Left (April 30), Guy Verhofstadt, representing the Liberals (May 13) and Jan Zahradil from the Conservatives (May 14). Here is an overview of Keller's answers to European citizens who took part in the discussion on Thursday (25 April). Climate change "Climate change is now on the top of the agenda where it belongs," Ska Keller told Euronews with reference to recent climate protests that have dominated the news agenda in recent weeks. Asked whether she supported direct action - such … [Read more...] about Watch: ‘EU should put climate above trade,’ says Ska Keller in bid for Brussels top job
A survey has revealed that around three-quarters of the Syrians who travelled to the Netherlands as asylum seekers have no plans to ever return to their country. The survey of 848 Syrian nationals residing in the Netherlands was taken by current affairs television programme EenVandaag and found that the vast majority said they would not consider returning due to the danger and insecurity in the country, WNL reports.Even though the Islamic State terror group has been almost totally wiped out by the coalition, those surveyed said they still did not want to return, citing fear of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The 75 percent said that regardless of what happens to Syria in the future they have no plans to ever go back and wish to remain in the Netherlands for the rest of their lives, arguing that they have better access to work and to freedom of expression. Despite having better access to work, the vast majority of refugees in the Netherlands remain without … [Read more...] about 75 Percent of Syrian Migrants Say They Will Stay in Netherlands for Life
LONDON — Thousands of children have been born or raised in the Islamic State. Now the world's governments have to decide how and whether to reintegrate them into their societies.As the militants retain only a tiny sliver of territory in Syria, Western countries are being forced to grapple with how to deal with minors who qualify for citizenship through their parents, including foreign fighters who carried out atrocities abroad.A plea last week by a British ISIS bride to return to the U.K.with her infant son illustrates the conundrum.The family of 19-year-old Shamima Begum — one of three British high school students who together abandoned their lives in east London in 2015 to marry ISIS fighters — has appealed for the U.K. government to help bring the pair home from a refugee camp. They cited the innocence of Begum's newborn child. Her baby is "blameless" and has "every right" to grow up in the "peace and security of this home," the family said in a statement to ITV … [Read more...] about ISIS fighters had thousands of kids. So what happens to them now?
In his second State of the Union address, President Donald Trump offered a path forward for a divided nation–unifying even his fiercest critics behind at least some of what he is trying to do. At key moments throughout the address, Trump was able to appeal to Democrats–who have taken control of the House of Representatives with a new majority the country elected in November–earning cheers from both sides of the aisle and a standing ovation from the whole chamber at the end of his address.His speech also rallied his base with key lines on immigration, investigations, abortion, and the economy, so Trump accomplished both goals he set out to do with the address: Unify the country at this particularly divisive place in political history and keep his own team engaged in the battles ahead. He also laid out an ambitious agenda going forward that he argues is nonpartisan, on everything from fighting cancer and HIV to stopping drug abuse to combating extremism and so much … [Read more...] about In Powerful State of the Union, President Trump Unifies Nation, Pushes Path Forward for Country