Category: International

From Ferguson to Fallujah and from Kenya to Kiev, the Fifth Column presents the international news stories you won’t find anywhere else.

Behave or Get Deported, Says G4S

United Kingdom (OpenDemocracy) – EXCLUSIVE: The world’s biggest security company, landlord to asylum-seekers, threatens tenants with expulsion from the UK. About 900 people who are seeking asylum live in the city of Sheffield, in South Yorkshire. For five years G4S, the…

S-300s: Phantoms vs. Real Ones

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Serbia (SCF) – Serbia’s new president, Aleksandar Vučić, is clearly trying to maintain a balance between the West and the East when it comes to military matters. How else to view his recent statements concerning Belgrade’s ambition to acquire S-300 surface-to-air…

Mr Tough

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Philippines (NI) – Rodrigo Duterte, the foul-mouthed, iron-fisted president of the Philippines, has unleashed violence on an unprecedented scale. There was a time, not too long ago, when no outsider dared enter Barangay178 in Pasay City in the southern part of…