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Joe Biden, grilled on Obama-era record of putting children in 'cages,' argues 'we kept them safe'

By Adam Shaw

Former Vice President Joe Biden was grilled on Friday about the Obama administration’s record of detaining migrant children in what activists have described as “cages” -- with the 2020 hopeful claiming the government did it to keep them “safe.”

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg backs regulation of harmful online content

By Alexandra Brzozowski

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg on Saturday (15 February) said harmful online content should be regulated, adding that his company should be subject to a regulatory framework that is different from those used for existing media and telecoms companies.

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy wants β€˜legitimate’ local elections in Donetsk, Luhansk

By Alexandra Brzozowski

Addressing the Munich Security Conference on Saturday (15 February), Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy repeated his plea for Western support, while indicated his openness to hold local elections in the separatist-held regions of Donetsk and Lugansk together with the rest of the country in October.

Munich Security Conference – Day #1

By Alexandra Brzozowski

As high-ranking security leaders gather in Bavaria for the annual Munich Security Conference this weekend, EURACTIV gives you a glimpse into what is driving the conversation on foreign, defence and security policy. Here's Day 1 in a nutshell.

Border Patrol Will Deploy Elite Tactical Agents to Sanctuary Cities

By Caitlin Dickerson and Zolan Kanno-Youngs

Agents from a special tactical team that normally confronts smugglers on the border are being sent to sanctuary cities across the country.

Steinmeier in Munich: US, China, Russia undermine global order, trust

By Alexandra Brzozowski

Germany's President Frank Walter Steinmeier accused Washington, Beijing and Moscow on Friday (14 February) of jeopardising the international order by stoking global mistrust and insecurity with a "great powers competition".

Global Entry Ban: The Feud Between Trump and New York

By Rebecca Liebson

The president has become increasingly disillusioned with the state where he made his name and with the man who leads it, Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Russia tells Turkey to refrain from provocative statements on Syria

By Georgi Gotev

Russia's foreign ministry on Thursday (13 February) called on Turkey to refrain from making provocative statements about events in Syria amid rising tensions over the Syrian province of Idlib.

Voting on Your Phone: New Elections App Ignites Security Debate

By Matthew Rosenberg

A start-up says it has developed a smartphone tool through which voters can cast ballots anywhere. But researchers say the app is riddled with security flaws.

What to expect as world leaders meet in Munich for β€˜Davos of global security’

By Alexandra Brzozowski

High-ranking security leaders descend on Bavaria this weekend for the Munich Security Conference, often dubbed the 'Davos of global security, as flashpoints across the world multiply and the rift between Europe and Washington widens. Here are a couple of issues to watch.

UN Security Council calls for β€˜lasting ceasefire’ in Libya

By Georgi Gotev

The UN Security Council on Wednesday (12 February) adopted a resolution calling for a "lasting ceasefire" in war-torn Libya, where a fragile truce has been in place since January.

Palestinian Leader Denounces Trump’s Mideast Plan at U.N.

By Rick Gladstone

President Mahmoud Abbas called the Trump plan an illegitimate, one-sided proposal that rewards Israel’s occupation.

Global Entry Ban: Cuomo Offers Compromise to Trump on N.Y. Applicants

By Jesse McKinley and Azi Paybarah

The governor will meet with the president on Thursday to discuss the ban on N.Y.-based applications to Trusted Traveler programs.

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