Daily Archives: August 1, 2017

1 in 3 Europeans cannot afford a one-week annual holiday

For many people in the European Union (EU), summer means holidays and travel. However, around a third (32.9%) of the EU population cannot afford a one-week annual holiday away from home. Slightly more households with dependent children (34.6%) than those without (31.3%) find themselves in this situation.

Ukraine | How Ukraine Reined In Its Militias

By Vera Mironova and Ekaterina Sergatskova

When the conflict in Ukraine began in early 2014, a disturbing number of armed groups—from looting gangs to militias with ties to European white supremacy movements—sprang up from the chaos. Although the role and origin of those pro-Ukrainian militias has been hotly debated, one thing is clear: several years after the start of the conflict, the Ukrainian government has managed to stifle the independent armed groups fighting on its side. Its success offers lessons for other countries attempting to demobilize populations after a war.

Venezuela | Maduro: I Am Proud to Be Sanctioned Mr Donald Trump

“Impose whatever sanctions you like but I am the leader of a free people,” said Maduro in response to U.S. sanctions.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has defended himself against recent sanctions imposed by the United States.