More than 55,000 asylum seekers have requested asylum at the U.S. border and been returned to Mexico to wait out cases that will take months, if not years to resolve under the "Remain in Mexico" program, also known as the Migrant Protection Protocols. … [Read more...] about More than 200 Central American migrants escape from detention facility in Mexico after crossing the border from Guatemala – while troops trap hundreds more in ‘no man’s land’ on river banks as caravan tries to make its way to the U.S.
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It is a controversial stance. The bank backed out of large-scale hydropower because of the steep trade-offs involved. Big dams produce lots of cheap, clean electricity, but they often uproot villages and destroy the livelihoods of the people the institution is supposed to help. A 2009 World Bank review of hydropower noted the "overwhelming environmental and social risks" that had to be addressed but also concluded that Africa and Asia's vast and largely undeveloped hydropower potential was key to providing dependable electricity to the hundreds of millions of people who remain without it. … [Read more...] about World Bank rethinks stance on large-scale hydropower projects
“No bank can ever claim to be 100% secure and attacks by fraudsters are a fact of life. The problem is that the banks need to do a lot better – the regulators need to be forcing them to adopt the best practice… unless this happens it will only be a matter of time before there is another similar episode at another bank,” he says. … [Read more...] about After Tesco fraud, are other banks vulnerable to cyber-attacks?
Attali tells today's edition of the Record Europe on BBC Parliament that Thatcher only secured a modest increase in its rebate. Under the terms of its entry to the EEC in 1973, Britain received back from Brussels £1 for every £2 it paid over, a far less generous deal than that enjoyed by France. At Fontainebleau Thatcher won a rebate of 66% of the gap between what it paid in and what was paid back. … [Read more...] about Margaret Thatcher’s European rebate demand was defeat – Mitterrand aide
A number of theories have circulated about the cause of the problem, including that it was caused by an internal security breach. Conservative MP Chris Philp, a member of the Treasury select committee, has raised the idea it could have been the work of a foreign power. “I think we can’t rule out the possibility, at all, that this is state-sponsored,” he told the BBC earlier this week. … [Read more...] about Tesco Bank cyber raid ‘unprecedented’, says financial regulator