A large number of Iraqis have applied for asylum in Finland this year, many of whom believe that the country processes applications quickly, offers generous benefits, and has an abundance of jobs, but Finland is taking small steps to stem the flow.
BASE jumper Mael-Baguet of France dives in the air from the Kuala Lumpur Tower during the KL Tower International Jump in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Saturday. BASE stands for the places such jumpers usually jump from: buildings, antennas, spans (bridges) and earth (cliffs).
A jam-packed weekend at the end of President Xi Jinping’s official visit has introduced Americans to his wife. But before Xi’s presidency, Peng Liyuan’s voice and face graced far more Chinese televisions than her husband’s.
President Xi Jingping announced the contribution at the U.N. on Saturday as part of a global initiatve to eliminate poverty by 2030. But the main country to benefit from its recent surge in aid may be China itself.