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Belgian Minister Defends Zero Tolerance Clip as a Joke

Theo Francken, Belgium’s minister for migration and asylum, is getting a lot of heat for his sense of humor after he reposted a spoof clip depicting him arresting an undocumented migrant. 358 more words


After Burkini Bans, France Moves to Open Nudist Park in Paris

This summer, France sparked international outrage after dozens of cities and towns banned women from wearing burkinis — full-body swimsuits favored by some Muslims — in public swimming pools and beaches. 283 more words


China’s Internet Is Incensed by Gangsta Rap

A song released more than two years ago by an American rapper has suddenly resurfaced in China, stirring uproar and indignation online for its depiction of Chinese-Americans. 456 more words


Break to Estonia & 10 months prep.

“Just because I liked something at one point in time doesn’t mean I’ll always like it, or that I have to go on liking it at all points in time as an unthinking act of loyalty to who I am as a person, based solely on who I was as a person. 1,398 more words

Airport eGates crash leaves long queues at KLIA2

Travellers arriving at klia2 yesterday evening were forced to queue in long lines for Immigration clearance after the airport’s eGates malfunctioned.  

Olympic Council of Asia Media committee member Tony Mariadass, who had returned from Da Nang, Vietnam at 4.15pm, said he was queueing at the eGates when he was told to move to the Immigration counters. 284 more words


Why Is Paris Not the Most Overrated City in the World?

“You belong to me and all Paris belongs to me and I belong to this notebook and this pencil.”

― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast…

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‘The Best American Debate Since World War II’: How the World Saw Clinton and Trump

As Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump sparred over America’s international military obligations during Monday night’s first presidential debate, Clinton sought to reassure world leaders that today’s alliances will remain strong if she is elected in November. 981 more words