Personer som vill arbetskraftsinvandra till Kanada måste nu bevisa sina kunskaper i engelska eller franska.
“The language requirements themselves have not changed. But beginning April 10, 2010, prospective immigrants will be required to prove their English and French language abilities at the time they apply.
Previously, applicants were able to provide a written submission to a visa offer to prove their language capabilities, despite the fact that these submissions were not always a clear indicator of their ability.
Frankrike närmar sig ett förbud mot burka. BBC News rapporterar från Frankrike.
France could become the first country in Europe to ban the burka. A draft law submitted to the French parliament would make it illegal for a woman to cover her face in public spaces such as hospitals and trains. But the proposal has divided the country's five million-strong Muslim community.
Integrationsforskare hotade i Finland.
Finnish researchers into issues related to immigration have increasingly become victims of online threats against themselves and their families. Some of them have withdrawn from public discussions rather than face the intimidation.
University of Helsinki Chancellor Ilkka Niiniluoto does not know of a time when the Finnish scientific community had faced such attacks. “It could be compared with situations in history such as the Soviet Union of the time of Stalin, or when Galileo Galilei was victimised by the Inquisition”, he says.