In an article published by Inter Press Service (IPS) on August 8, Joseph Chamie — who was once the director of the United Nations Population Division — noted the increasing number of nations worldwide where there is a “demographic turning point” occurring where children in a population become fewer than its elderly.
The favored final destination for most migrants fleeing the conflict in Syria and economic and political turmoil in parts of northern and northeastern Africa is still Germany, but their path to that country is changing, with many refugees following an alternate path through Italy.
Liberal Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine wrote an op-ed piece for the Washington Post explaining why she will not support Donald Trump for president.
In a joint interview with his son, Scott, for Esquire magazine on August 3, veteran actor Clint Eastwood said that “everybody’s getting tired of political correctness” and that “We’re really in a p***y generation.”
An American tourist was killed in a knife attack in London on the evening of August 3 by a young man from a Somali family who first sought asylum in Norway before moving to England.
Khizr Khan, the Pakistani-born lawyer (and “gold star father”) who received national attention following his speech at this year’s Democratic National Convention, during which he attacked Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump by name, has a history of defending Sharia — the Islamic legal system — going back as far as 1983.
A pro-ISIS hacking collective known as the United Cyber Caliphate (UCC), which has a history of posting online “kill lists,” posted a hit list on July 25 with the names of 700 U.S. Army soldiers.
China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) issued a regulation on August 2 stating that people caught illegally fishing in disputed Chinese waters in the South China Sea could be jailed for up to a year.
More than 1,300 people gathered in Berlin on July 30 for a demonstration against German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open-door immigration policy, with many shouting, “Merkel must go!”
Some on the U.S. side of the border have accused Mexico's Grupo Beta relief agency of assisting illegal migrants in reaching the U.S. border.