UN says there are 258 million international migrants today
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An estimated 258 million people have left their birth countries and are now living in other nations — an increase of 49 percent since 2000, says a U.N. report on international migration released Monday.
The biennial report released on International Migrants Day said the percentage of the world's people who are international migrants has increased modestly from 2.8 percent in 2000 to 3.4 percent this year.
UN: Global economy is growing at 3 percent _ best since 2011
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The global economy is growing by about 3 percent — its highest rate since 2011 and a significant acceleration from last year, the United Nations said Monday.
In its annual economic report and forecast, the U.N. said the upturn stems predominantly from faster growth in all major developed economies, with east and south Asia remaining "the world's most dynamic regions."
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on Europe migration issues (all times local):
The Dutch Senate has approved legislation that obliges all new migrants to sign a declaration pledging to respect "the values and rules of Dutch society" as part of a civic integration test to help them gain citizenship or residency.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The director of a home for people with disabilities has been suspended after a report from a civic group made serious claims of abuse and neglect, Hungarian authorities said Thursday.
The Mental Disability Advocacy Center found multiple signs of ill-treatment among the 220 residents at the Tophaz Special Home near Budapest. Experts said the some of the allegations amounted to torture as defined by United Nations conventions.