This morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com Europe and North America overwhelmed by growing migration crisis New techniques for ethnic cleansing and genocide The increasing threat of ‘unspeakable’ violence from MS-13 Europe and North America overwhelmed by growing migration crisis The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that nearly 69 million people worldwide were forcibly displaced from their home in 2017. The number of displaced people has set a new world record each year for the last five years. Of the 69 million total, 16.2 million were newly displaced in 2017, or more than 44,000 people per day. The High Commissioner, Filippo Grandi, said: The global figure has gone up again by a couple of million. This is because of protracted conflicts and lack of solutions for those conflicts that continue, continuous pressure on civilians in countries of conflict that pushed them to leave their homes and new or aggravating crises, like the … [Read more...] about World View: Europe and North America Overwhelmed by Growing Migration Crisis
FIFA announced a vote to hold the 2026 World Cup in North America on Wednesday, signaling another win for President Donald Trump. The president celebrated the news on Twitter on Wednesday.Trump took an unusual interest in America co-hosting the soccer match, urging world leaders to support North America’s bid to host the game. “The U.S. has put together a STRONG bid w/ Canada & Mexico for the 2026 World Cup,” Trump wrote in April on Twitter. “It would be a shame if countries that we always support were to lobby against the U.S. bid.” Trump also personally urged African countries to support the bid for the World Cup. “I hope all African countries and countries throughout the world, that we also will be supporting you and that they will likewise support us in our bid, along with Canada and Mexico, for the 2026 World Cup,” Trump said in a joint press conference with Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari. The FIFA federation held a vote in Moscow … [Read more...] about Another Win for Donald Trump: FIFA Votes for 2026 World Cup in North America
By Sarah Ravani Updated 7:19 am, Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Photo: Mark J. Rebilas / Reuters Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Apr 2, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; USA forward Chris Wondolowski (17) celebrates after scoring a goal in the first half against Mexico during a friendly match at University of Phoenix Stadium. On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, U.S. Soccer officials announed that North America would host the 2026 World Cup. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) less Apr 2, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; USA forward Chris Wondolowski (17) celebrates after scoring a goal in the first half against Mexico during a friendly match at University of Phoenix Stadium. On Wednesday, June ... more Photo: Mark J. Rebilas / Reuters North America wins bid for World Cup 2026 — could Bay Area host games? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery … [Read more...] about North America wins bid for World Cup 2026 — could Bay Area host games?
By Associated Press PUBLISHED: June 13, 2018 at 6:06 am | UPDATED: June 13, 2018 at 6:31 am By ROB HARRIS and GRAHAM DUNBAR MOSCOW (AP) — North America will host the 2026 World Cup after FIFA voters overwhelmingly opted for the financial and logistical certainty of a United States-led bid over a risky Moroccan proposal for the first 48-team tournament. The soccer showpiece will return to the U.S. for the first time since 1994 after gaining 134 votes, while Morocco got 65 at the FIFA Congress in Moscow on Wednesday. The vote by football federations was public, in contrast to secrecy surrounding the ballot by FIFA’s elected board members for the 2018 and 2022 hosts, Russia and Qatar, in 2010. The U.S. proposed staging 60 out of the 80 games in 2026, when 16 teams will be added to the finals, leaving Canada and Mexico with 10 fixtures each. An optimistic promise of delivering $14 billion in revenue helped sway voters, along with the lack of major construction work required … [Read more...] about 2026 World Cup awarded to North America
FIFA is preparing to choose between Morocco and a joint North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup. More than 200 national football federations are voting in Moscow at their annual meeting one day before the 2018 World Cup kicks off. FIFA member must pick between the financial security of the United States-Canada-Mexico bid where all venues are ready, and a Moroccan bid that needs to build or renovate all 14 stadiums for a 48-team tournament. Mexico has twice hosted the World Cup, in 1970 and 1986, the U.S. hosted in 1994, while Morocco has lost in four previous bid campaigns. Move aside, Paul the Octopus, there's a new psychic animal on the scene. Achilles the cat, who lives at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, is set to pick World Cup winners and losers. To predict the winner, Achilles will choose between two bowls of food, each bearing the flag of one of the competing countries. The cat allegedly predicted the outcome of the 2017 Confederations Cup. (Published … [Read more...] about North America or Morocco? FIFA to Choose 2026 World Cup Host