Guardian: Most 18-24-year-olds believe their living standards will not return to pre-recession levels for more than a decade, a report has revealed, forcing the next generation to rethink their spending habits.
The Post Office Financial Services report found that nearly 50% of the young people surveyed believe they will reduce their use of credit as a result of the crunch.
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More then 500 blondes will participate in a parade in Latvia’s capital Riga on Sunday the 31st of May 2009. Women want to cheer up the residents of Latvia, depressed because of the financial crisis in the country.
- Our economical situation is so bad now that we need this type of parades, said Marika Gidere, the leader of Latvian Blondes Association.
- People are depressed and we need more positive feelings. Such parade is nice and pleasing to the eye. We are quite sure that blondes put everybody in a cheerful mood – said Gidere.
The parade starts series of events in the first in Latvia’s history Week of the Blondes, which has as an aim to venerate a unique beauty of blondes.
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EuropeanVoice: Ethnic or religious profiling has increased sharply since 2001 but has failed to lead to any conviction for terrorism.
The EU should outlaw the police practice of stopping and searching people based on their ethnicity or religion, says a report by the Open Society Justice Initiative, a human-rights group.
Ethnic profiling, as the practice is known, has grown “sharply” since the 11 September attacks on the US but has been ineffective in stopping crime or preventing terrorism, the report says.
In the UK, police conducted three times as many stops and searches of British Asians after 2001 and five times as many after the July 2005 London attacks. In Germany, police have carried out mass identity checks outside mosques in major cities, while raids on homes, businesses and mosques in France and Italy have targeted Muslims.
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The Washington Post: By Spencer S. Hsu
Although President Obama has spent much of his time in office moving away from the policies of his predecessor, on immigration enforcement, he has embraced several Bush administration initiatives, and the changes he has promised to make are couched in nuance.
In recent days, for example, the administration has announced it will expand a $1.1 billion program begun under President George W. Bush to check the immigration status of virtually all people booked into local jails over the next four years.
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BBC News: Scientists who have mapped HIV’s spread across Europe say holidaymakers infected abroad are largely to blame.
By analysing samples from 17 European countries, the international team tracked the movement of the virus around the continent.
Their map shows Greece, Portugal, Serbia and Spain are big HIV exporters, with many tourists to and migrants from these countries leaving with the virus.
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The Sydney Morning Herald: Dozens of cars have been smashed and 14 people injured in riots by Muslim immigrants angered at the alleged defacement of a Koran by a Greek policeman.
Police on Friday fired tear gas and stun grenades at hundreds of protesters outside parliament and elsewhere in the Athens city centre. The government said 46 protesters were arrested and 75 cars were damaged.
Chanting “God is great!” and waving leather-bound copies of Islam’s holy book, about 1,500 Muslim immigrants – mostly young men – marched to parliament in the centre of Athens to express their anger. The clashes occurred after the protest had dwindled to about 300 people.
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