Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Immigration Policy in the United Kingdom, the Houthi Movement in Yemen, US and North Korean Relations, Censoring Content in India, and Canada's Oil Pipeline

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Immigration Policy in the United Kingdom, the Houthi Movement in Yemen, US and North Korean Relations, Censoring Content in India, and Canada's Oil Pipeline

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The Times / LondonImmigrants can stay, if they get work

"[I]t is important ... that national governments ... retain the right to decide whether migrants should or should not be eligible for benefits.... Nationals from other European Union nations who want to stay longer than three months have to be in work, seeking work or able to show that they will not become a burden on public funds. Anyone who is not working has to pass a 'habitual residence test' to prove a genuine link with this country. Claimants also have to show that they are actively seeking work. If they cannot do so, benefits are docked...," states an editorial. "It is right to be tough on eligibility for benefits. It is hard to explain why someone with no work history in this country should be kept by the taxpayer."

Yemen Times / Sanaa, YemenHouthi movement too fractured to lead

"A month after the Houthi [a Shiite insurgent group and a rival to Al Qaeda] conquest of [Yemen's capital city, Sanaa] ... the Houthi leadership is trying to coax Yemen's political elite into a coalition government, while south of [Sanaa], Houthi forces are pressing to consolidate their military power on the ground...," states an editorial. "The Houthi face considerable obstacles consolidating their power in the middle regions, western coast, and in the eastern desert because people in these regions tend to see the Houthis as foreigners. To consolidate power in these regions, the Houthis must be able to establish security, stability, and justice, as they did in the north...."

Korea JoongAng Daily / Seoul, South KoreaNow is the moment for dialogue between the US and North Korea

"The decision [to release two Americans] came three weeks after freeing Jeffrey Fowle, another U.S. citizen who had been detained for five months for leaving a Bible at a club for sailors...," states an editorial. "The U.S. government has underscored that the release is only a human rights issue, reaffirming that there will be no change in U.S. policy toward Pyongyang and that Washington will not agree to negotiations with the North until it proves its determination to disarm its nuclear weapons program.... As the North inches toward sophisticating of nuclear weapons, there are also rumors that it has begun to reactivate a second highly enriched uranium factory. …

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