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There’s a lot of things happening of interest around the world, from the Brexit split between the United Kingdom and the European Union to Donald Trump’s young presidency in the United States, from the civil war in Syria and the associated surrounding Middle East mess, to growing tensions around North Korea and China.

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  1. Missy

     /  July 9, 2017

  2. sorethumb

     /  July 9, 2017

    The number of migrants crossing into Europe from Africa will be in the millions within five years unless urgent action is taken, a senior EU official has warned.

    Antonio Tajani, president of the European Parliament, has said the scale and severity of the migrant crisis is being underestimated and must be tackled urgently.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4676640/Europe-underestimating-scale-migrant-crisis.html
    But Paul Spoonley says the Germans are doing this because of an ageing work force.
    “The German Ambassador read her speech notes. They made one thing very clear.
    A rather different understanding of what constitutes modern Germany – and what the European Union should do – has emerged.
    The German briefing notes were honest about some reasons for the change of heart.
    An ageing German population (second only to that of Japan) means that the country is increasingly desperate for sourcing a new and younger population.”
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/comment/72476280/opinion-this-goes-way-beyond-a-refugee-crisis
    A notion debunked by Professor Natalie Jackson
    http://www.waikato.ac.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/189459/Natalie-Jackson_busting-the-growth-for-it-myth.pdf