Syrian refugees in a UN camp

What is the difference between refugees, asylum seekers, immigrants, emigrants, and migrants?

These terms are often used to mean the same thing, but each has a distinct meaning that carries different international consequences and obligations. REFUGEE A refugee...
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Why do we have daylight saving time?

According to Michael Downing, author of Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time, the first daylight saving time policy began in Germany...
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Why is it called THE Ukraine and not just Ukraine?

When Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union (USSR), some Soviets referred to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (UkSSR) as "the Ukraine." However, since...
Colonel

Why is the word colonel pronounced like it has an “r” in it?

The American word, colonel, was derived from the French word, coronel, through a process called dissimilation. In the 1500's, English borrowed a handful of military...

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