The incoming head of the United Nations warned on Tuesday that “losers of globalization” in rich countries have felt ignored by establishment politicians, prompting them to turn to nationalist agendas, as in the U.S. election and Brexit referendum.
Antonio Guterres, elected in October to take over as U.N. secretary general next year, told a conference in his native Lisbon that this trend had undermined the willingness to receive refugees in Europe this year.
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Time For Truth: (Reuters) – New U.N. chief says politicians are failing 'losers of globalization'
European privacy watchdogs warned WhatsApp on Friday over sharing user information with parent company Facebook, and cautioned Yahoo over a 2014 data breach and scanning of customer emails for U.S. intelligence purposes.
A record number of illegal aliens have crossed the U.S.- Mexico border and are in U.S. Border Patrol custody in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV), according to the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC). Border Patrol Agent and NBPC President Brandon Judd spoke exclusively with Breitbart Texas and condemned the leadership of the Border Patrol’s parent agency, Customs and Border Protection (CBP), for allegedly “keeping this information secret” ahead of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
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Time For Truth: (Breitbart) – Agents Accuse Feds of Covering Up Record Border Detainee Numbers for 2016 Election
Eleven-year-old Kai Tap sits alone looking pensive as he watches other children sing and play at Eden school inside a civilian protection site run by the United Nations in South Sudan.
He recently arrived at the camp in the northern town of Bentiu having walked 129km (80 miles) alone for four days and nights from Leer, a small town in Unity State, scene of the most recent fighting in the country.
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Time For Truth: (BBC News) – South Sudan boy who spent days hiding in a swamp
Brexit, rising populism across Europe, the ascent of Donald Trump in America, and the backlash against income inequality everywhere.
A slew of political and economic forces have nurtured a growing narrative that globalization is now on life support—a potential game-changer for global financial markets, which have staged a rapid expansion since the end of the Cold War thanks to unfettered cross-border flows.
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Time For Truth: (Bloomberg) – Barclays Warns ‘Politics of Rage’ Will Slow Global Growth