Net migration to the UK has risen by nearly 300,000 in the year ending September 2014. The figures are a source of embarrassment for Prime Minister David Cameron, who had pledged to bring immigration down to “tens of thousands.”
The US has bases in 100 countries around the world, is escalating its involvement in the Mid-East and meddling in Ukraine’s affairs yet taking a moral stand against Russia trying to influence other countries, the Answer Coalition’s Richard Becker told RT.
The world seems more volatile, dangerous, and chaotic than it was even a year ago. The smoldering embers of a potential holocaust are nearly everywhere. With the America-EU-Russia divide, potential EU-Russia integration has been rethought by the West.
The French interior minister said that at a special meeting in the US he asked Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter to help French officials facilitate investigations and to react immediately to terrorist propaganda.
Ukraine is now further from national sovereignty than it was a year ago, with the IMF running its finances and an American-born Ukrainian, Natalie Jaresko, heading the Finance Ministry, Roger Annis, Editor, Newcoldwar.org told RT’s In the Now show.
Western states are trumpeting ISIS as the latest threat to civilisation, claiming total commitment to their defeat, and using the group’s conquests in Syria and Iraq as a pretext for deepening their own military involvement in the Middle East.
Viktor Orban may face criticism for hosting Putin despite an EU ban on bilateral summits, but many leaders realize the EU has shot itself in the foot with sanctions, says John Laughland, Director of studies, at the Institute of Democracy and Cooperation.
The United Nations Security Council has voted unanimously to approve a Russia-drafted resolution to support the Minsk agreements, reached by the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine last week.
With the new US rules for drone flights it’s possible that UAVs will be used by criminals, and also there is a very real threat of abuse of civil liberties by police and intelligence agencies, says Ed Kinane, activist with the Upstate Drone Action.
Vladimir Putin has chosen Hungary for his first state visit to an EU state since the beginning of the Ukrainian crisis a year ago. Energy issues are expected to top the agenda, yet the Russian leader usually has an ace up his sleeve.
The organizer of ‘Liberate Stamford Hill’, a march against the “Jewification” of the London borough, has been arrested following a police investigation into abusive tweets sent to a Jewish Member of Parliament.