Global Immigration

“UN members adopt immigration pact rejected by US, official says” – The Hill

“A majority of United Nations states voted to adopt a nonbinding global immigration pact on Monday, Morocco’s foreign minister said. Nearly 30 fewer governments joined the pact than had worked on crafting it, according to the minister, Nasser Bourita, Reuters reports.” Read More

This Obama-Era Agency Is Trying to Speed Immigration Under Trump’s Nose” – Bloomberg

“The Trump administration deployed military forces to block asylum seekers from crossing the southern U.S. border and is indefinitely detaining more than 14,000 migrant children, so it’s easy to overlook that missing paperwork is quietly threatening the legal status of hundreds of thousands of green card holders.” Read More

“Does the UN migration pact really ‘consider illegal immigration a human right’?” – France 24

“As a majority of UN member states adopt a non-binding pact on migration, FRANCE 24’s “Fact or Fake” segment looks at rumours that have been circulating online about the agreement. We focus on a Swedish website with close ties to far-right and anti-immigrant groups.” Read More

Tech

“Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret” – New York Times

“The millions of dots on the map trace highways, side streets and bike trails — each one following the path of an anonymous cellphone user.” Read More

“Tencent Music sued by investor ahead of $1.2 billion US IPO” – TechCrunch

“China’s largest music streaming service has had a whirlwind year. With 800 million monthly users across multiple apps and a profitable business, ” Read More

“Elon Musk has ‘no respect’ for US regulator” – BBC Tech

“Elon Musk says he has “no respect” for the Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) financial regulator. He made the comment in an interview with news channel CBS, in which he also talked about his controversial behaviour on Twitter.” Read More

Entertainment

“Critics’ Choice Awards: ‘The Favourite’ Leads With 14 Nominations” – Hollywood Reporter

‘Black Panther,’ ‘First Man,’ ‘Mary Poppins Returns,’ ‘A Star Is Born and ‘Vice’ also earn multiple noms, while ‘Americans,’ ‘Assassination of Gianni Versace’ and ‘Escape at Dannemora’ top the TV categories with five noms each.” Read More

“Donald Trump Battles Ryan Coogler, Robert Mueller, Vladimir Putin For Time Mag’s Person Of Year” – Deadline

“Black Panther co-writer and director Ryan Coogler, murdered Washington Post op-ed columnist Jamal Khashoggi and Russian ruler/alleged U.S. election influencer Vladimir Putin join President Donald Trump in contention for Time magazine’s Person of The Year 2018.” Read More

“The 100 Best Songs of 2018” – Pitchfork

“Ariana Grande released her exes with love. Pusha-T spilled the tea on Drake’s baby. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks took a flawed country to task, and CupcakKe debuted approximately 30 new metaphors for the male anatomy.” Read More

 

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