Five years ago Detroit was bankrupt. Now it’s coming back

(CNN)Five years ago, Detroit was America’s poster city for urban decay. It filed on July 18, 2013, and after 16 months in bankruptcy court, the city was allowed to shed roughly half of its debt. The state and a number of private foundations and companies — including Ford Motor, General Motors and Chrysler — chipped…

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Has Greece finally escaped the grip of catastrophe?

The country will exit from its final international bailout within weeks but, with no sign the debt will ever be paid off, some fear another crisis Greeces oldest literary society, the Parnassos cultural club, stands opposite a church on one of Athenss oldest squares. Its neoclassical facade and monumental columns were designed to impress. The…

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Visa policy change will make it easier for Trump administration to deny applications

New York (CNN)Visa policy change will make it easier Trump administration to deny applications The memo, quietly issued on Friday, means the government can deny visas if applications do not include all the necessary information when submitted. It also lets the government deny visas without specifying what additional information would have been necessary to complete…

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French president Emmanuel Macron parties in infamous Lagos nightclub

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)French President Emmanuel Macron has concluded a two-day visit to Nigeria, his first to the country as President. It transpired that Macron had visited the Shrine, a nightclub founded by legendary Afrobeats musician, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, during his stint in Nigeria as an intern. The venue is now run by Fela’s children Femi,…

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Call for ‘tech boot camps’ for ex-soldiers

A separate report commissioned by the Ministry of Defence, also being published on Monday, said the industry supported 500,000 jobs directly and indirectly in the UK, including more than 25,500 apprentices. The UK has Europe’s largest defence budget but concerns are regularly raised about its affordability and value for money, as well as the degree…

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The polio survivor who became a healthcare boss

“It probably helps me think about the fact that health is not about being fully fit and perfect,” she says. “It is about living with health challenges, and making the most of it.” The impact of polio has certainly not held Ms Abdin back. After a career in law and then business, since 2013 she…

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Protest all you like, Susan Sarandon. In effect you work for Trump

Its time the Thelma and Louise star faced the fact that shes a MAGA asset who works for the US president Sensational news for people who thought Susan Sarandon couldnt get arrested in Hollywood after her imbecilic suggestion during the 2016 US presidential election that there was no real difference between Hillary Clinton and Donald…

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Macron Nigeria visit: Let’s provide new hope for African youth

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)French President Emmanuel Macron has concluded a two-day visit to Nigeria, his first to the country as President. Macron said it was a ‘win, win game,” for everyone if Africa succeeds. “The loser’s game is to have extremists in Europe playing on fears and sometimes on racism and saying African people are losers,…

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What Europe could learn from the way Africa treats refugees | Alexander Betts

Africa hosts more refugees than any other region of the world and many countries are adopting pioneering solutions, writes Alexander Betts, professor of forced migration Across Europe, asylum policies are failing both refugees and citizens. Attempts to negotiate a fair distribution of refugees within Europe are deadlocked, and this weeks emergency Filippo Grandi, the UN…

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‘The day I was diagnosed was the worst of my life’

Image copyright Geoff Pugh Image caption Doug Monro (right) had to cope without his friend and co-founder for a lot longer than he expected Their idea was to create a website that was able to trawl the internet to collate as many job adverts as possible, and then allow people to find them all via…

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