Month: April 2019

Celebrities respond to proposed boycott of Eurovision Song Contest in Israel

Public figures including Stephen Fry, Sharon Osbourne, Marina Abramovic and pop mogul Scooter Braun have signed a letter speaking out against a proposed boycott of this year’s Eurovision song contest, which is to be held in Tel Aviv in May.Their letter claims the event’s “spirit of togetherness” across the continent is “under attack by those…

US President Donald Trump wants migrants to pay to apply for asylum

US President Donald Trump has called for charging migrants fees to apply for asylum.In a memorandum released on Monday afternoon, Trump instructed the attorney general and Homeland Security secretary to come up with regulations that would make several changes in the asylum system, including requiring those submitting asylum applications to pay fees “not to exceed…