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US states sue President over State of Emergency

By Juliane Girl / February 19, 2019

Following Donald Trump’s declaration of a state of emergency to get funding for the Mexican border wall, 16 US states filed a lawsuit against the President. Headed by California, the states Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Virginia, and Michigan joined in the lawsuit saying […]


How does the World celebrate Valentine’s Day?

By Juliane Girl / February 14, 2019

On the 14th of February, we are celebrating another Valentine’s Day. It is the day of the year when couples are wrapping their last gifts and singles are piling up their wine bottles. It is one of those holidays that has become a major event in western culture. According to Hallmark, the oldest and largest […]


Congress reached deal over border wall funding

By Juliane Girl / February 12, 2019

On Monday, Democrats and Republicans reached an agreement over the controversial funding of the border wall with Mexico. However, the settlement only contains a small amount of the $5.7bn demanded by Trump, and does not specifically determine a concrete wall. Republican Senator Richard Shelby said: “Our staffs are going to be working feverishly to put […]


International Organization for Migration – IOM

By Juliane Girl / February 7, 2019

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading body dealing with migration issues worldwide. Running 393 offices in 169 member states it works closely together with governmental and non-governmental partners. Its main goal is to assure a “humane and orderly migration”.   Especially in the past few years, Europe has increasingly been faced with […]


Germany restricts Facebook Data Collection

By Juliane Girl / February 7, 2019

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has ruled that Facebook is no longer allowed to combine collected data from WhatsApp, Instagram, and third-party sources with the user’s Facebook profiles. In future, Facebook has to get the individuals permission to collect and combine this data. The watchdogs carried out an inquiry determining whether Facebook abuses its market leadership. […]


Trump delivers divisive State of the Union address

By Kasper Delaney-Petersen / February 6, 2019

Yesterday evening the President of the United States, Donald Trump, delivered his State of the Union address for 2019 to the Congress, causing expected backlash and containing unanticipated calls for unity and an end to politics of “revenge, resistance and retribution”. The divisive president began the highly-televised address with pleas for unity in the ruling […]


China celebrates the Lunar New Year

By Juliane Girl / February 5, 2019

Yesterday, China welcomed the year of the pig with a stunning mixture of costumes, decorations, and traditional performances. Fireworks and lanterns lit up the sky accompanied by beautiful visuals of charcoal-spinning artists. Also, the traditional dragon dances took place all around China. The Chinese New Year is celebrated on February the 5th and festivities end […]


10 Things to Know about Chinese New Year

By Juliane Girl / February 1, 2019

On Friday the 1st of February Dublin holds its 12th Chinese New Year Festival welcoming the year of the pig. The two weeks festival celebrates Chinese culture and its rich traditions. So, for you to be well prepared, Babylon Radio has put together a list of 10 facts you need to know about the Chinese […]


Refugee Death Increase in Mediterranean Sea

By Juliane Girl / January 30, 2019

UNHCR published new figures showing an alarming increase in the refugee death rate in the Mediterranean Sea. An estimated 2,275 people died in 2018 trying to cross the sea from Africa to Europe which amounts to one death per 51 arrivals. Opposed to that, figures from 2015 show one person dying out of 269 arriving. […]

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