While officials are blaming criminal gangs for the Mediterranean migrant disaster, it is actually about desperate and vulnerable refugees fleeing war-ravaged countries, who must be helped and not rejected, Stephen Hale, CEO of Refugee Action, told RT.
More than 800 people have been confirmed missing or dead by the UN refugee agency in the latest Mediterranean Sea disaster involving migrants fleeing Africa through Libya. Critics say European countries must face responsibility for the crisis.
Roughly twelve clothing firms linked to Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza factory, which collapsed two years ago killing over 1,100 people, are yet to offer a single penny into a fund for the families of victims who lost their lives in the disaster.
The US Army has joined Estonian soldiers in NATO ‘Tornado’ drills just before the largest training in Estonia’s history, the Siil war games. A laser training system will be used for simulating actual battle.
Nowhere else were Nazi atrocities as evident as in the death camps, where thousands of human beings became “live material.” RT interviewed people, who were no stranger to these realities – both liberators and those from behind barbed wire.
Given the remaining differences in the approach to the bailout between the Greek government and the Troika, a default would be the best thing for the Greek people, Marco Pietropoli, London-based economist, told RT.
Officially, apartheid in South Africa ended more than 20 years ago. But its continuing legacy is manifested today in structural black poverty. This systemic reality underlies the upsurge in violence towards African migrant workers.
To solve the refugee problem the EU countries, many of which are NATO-members, should criminalize the arms trade and abolish war in Syria and Libya, Jan Oberg from the Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research told RT.
The EU is facing mounting pressure over its tackling of the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean, and is calling for an emergency summit, after hundreds drowned off the Libyan coast and pictures from a shipwreck, in which 4 drowned, emerged on Monday.
Poland has summoned the US ambassador to apologize for remarks in a Washington Post article, in which FBI chief James Comey alleged that Warsaw was complicit with the Nazis in the Holocaust, according to remarks made on Sunday.
US army commander in Europe says Russia is a “real threat” urging NATO to stay united. The alliance is not interested in a “fair fight with anyone” and wants to have “overmatch in all systems,” Lieutenant-General Frederick "Ben" Hodges believes.