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The European Commission takes a gamble on Poland

POLAND’S quarrels with the European Union are rich and varied. They cover, among other things, refugees, the treatment of media and logging in ancient forests. But it is the Polish government’s systematic assault on the country’s courts that arouses the deepest anxieties in Brussels. By – Economist.com  Today those concerns found their most serious expression yet, when the European Commission, ...

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Putin will win next year despite, not because of, the economy

STANDING on stage at the Gorky Automobile Plant in Nizhny Novgorod in early December, flanked by factory workers in blue jackets, Vladimir Putin spoke of the region’s history. After volunteers from Novgorod helped 17th-century Moscow overcome the Time of Troubles, the president said, “the united, centralised and powerful Russian state began to develop rapidly.” By – Economist.com He called upon ...

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Germany: Muslim Afghan a “Refugee child” stabbed Teen Girl to death

A 15-year-old girl was stabbed down on Wednesday afternoon in a drugstore in Rhineland-Palatinate by an Afghan boy of the same age. He was the girl’s ex-boyfriend. This is what leading chief prosecutor Angelika Möhlig said on a press conference. An arrest warrant was issued. By – Janine Wollbrett The boy is in preliminary detention under strong suspicion of manslaughter. ...

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Iran protesters stage biggest demonstrations since ‘Green Movement’

The most significant protests in eight years are rocking Iran, with state media reporting Monday that at least 12 demonstrators have been killed and a police spokesman saying one officer was fatally shot. By – Ali Arouzi & Alexander Smith Hundreds of people have been arrested and activists are taking the rare step of publicly criticizing the country’s religious leaders. Iran’s reformist President Hassan Rouhani appeared ...

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German intelligence Fears Rising Influence of Muslim Brotherhood

There is growing concern in the German intelligence community about the growing influence of the Muslim Brotherhood. The UK is said to be seriously considering designating the organization as a terrorist entity. By – Clarionproject.org  With some 2,700 operations across Germany and 40,000 members in just one of those organizations, the heavyweight of the world of political Islam is drawing increased interest from the ...

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The IQ level in Scandinavia is falling

The intelligence level of people in Scandinavia is dropping, according to a new survey by researcher James Flynn. In the long run, the results of a falling IQ level may have a “powerful effect” By – Brünnhilde  During the 20th century, people in the world became more intelligent and performed better in tests that measure the intelligence ratio, IQ. But in ...

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Malmo police: refugee crime wave is out of control

Overwhelmed by a surge in violent crime, police in Malmo, Sweden have appealed to the public for assistance. By – WorldTribune Much of the violence originates in the city’s Rosengard district, which has been labeled the “most notorious refugee ghetto” in Sweden. Over 80 percent of Rosengard’s residents are migrants and less than 40 percent of the district’s residents have jobs. ...

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Europe’s Tolerance for Terrorists

Saleh Ali was one of 64,000 Syrian refugees living in the Netherlands. The vast majority, like Ali, are young men. And the largest number of these migrants spend their days idling in Amsterdam. By – Daniel Greenfield  On Thursday morning, Saleh Ali took a walk to trendy Amstelveenseweg while wearing a keffiyah and waving a terrorist PLO flag. He stopped in ...

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New Year’s Eve party in Berlin to have ‘safe zone’ for women

Organisers of Berlin’s New Year’s Eve celebrations are to set up a “safe zone” for women for the first time. By – bbc.com The new security measures planned for the Brandenburg Gate party come amid concerns about sexual assaults. A large number of assaults and robberies targeting women at Cologne’s New Year’s Eve celebrations two years ago horrified Germany. Hundreds of ...

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At least 300 British ISIS fighters are hiding in Turkey

At least 300 British ISIS fighters are hiding in Turkey, it has emerged, amid fears they could try to slip home to carry out terror attacks. Thousands of jihadists fled to Turkey after the terror group lost its grip on the strongholds of Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq this year. By – Julian Robinson Western security sources have warned of an increased risk of atrocities in ...

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