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France’s Le Pen says the EU ‘will die’, globalists to be defeated

The European Union will disappear, French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen told a rally on Sunday, promising to shield France from globalisation as she sought to fire up her supporters in the final four weeks before voting gets underway.  Via: reuters.com Buoyed by the unexpected election of Donald Trump in the United States and by Britain’s vote to leave the EU, ...

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Brussels mayor: All our mosques are controlled by Salafists

The Belgian capital has a problem with extremist Islam, Brussels Mayor Yvan Mayeur said in an interview with newspaper De Morgen published Wednesday, one year after the terror attacks at Zaventem Airport and Maalbeek metro station. Via: politico.eu “Everyone knows that all mosques in Brussels are in the hands of Salafists,” Mayeur said, referring to the radical form of Islam. “We need to ...

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Danish government wants to turn away child refugees at the border

Denmark’s government wants to be able to block unaccompanied refugee children from entering the country if borders are closed due to exceptional circumstances. Via: thelocal.dk Children could be turned away from the border without any assessment of their claims for asylum, should a proposal by the Danish government become reality. The government’s proposal for the so-called ‘emergency brake’ (nødbremse) law, originally ...

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Sweden and Denmark have highest rates of sexual harassment in Europe

Sweden and Denmark are the countries with the highest rates of sexual harassment in the EU. A chart compiled by Statista for The Independent shows the percentage of people who said they experienced sexual harassment as adults in the EU’s member states. Via: independent.co.uk  The results are based on data from 2012, published by the European Agency for Fundamental Rights, in its ...

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Erdogan calls on Turkish families in Europe to have five children

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has called on Turkey’s citizens in Europe to step up their rates of procreation and have five children each, saying a booming Turkish population would be the best answer to the EU’s “vulgarism, antagonism, and injustice”. Via: telegraph.co.uk  Nearly a week after a diplomatic row between erupted between Holland and Turkey, Mr Erdoğan  continued what has ...

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Protesters in Barcelona urge Spain to take in more immigrants

Tens of thousands of people marched through Barcelona on Saturday urging the Spanish government to immediately meet its pledge to take in thousands of immigrants.  Via: theguardian.com  Ada Colau, the mayor of Spain’s second city, had called on Barcelona residents to “fill the streets” and march under the slogan volem acollir (“We want to welcome them” in Catalan). Local police said ...

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Turkish minister claims ‘holy wars will soon begin in Europe’

A Turkish minister has claimed “holy wars will soon begin” in Europe, in spite of the defeat of far-right leader Geert Wilders in the Netherlands elections. Via: independent.co.uk Mevlut Cavusoglu, Turkey’s foreign minister, did not welcome the victory for Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s centre-right People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD). “Now the election is over in the Netherlands…when you look ...

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EU workplace headscarf ban ‘can be legal’, says ECJ

The European Court of Justice has ruled that companies can ban employees from wearing the Islamic headscarf, but only as part of prohibitions including other religious and political symbols. Via: independent.co.uk It is the first case of its kind amid a series of legal disputes over the right for Muslim women to wear the hijab at work. “An internal rule of ...

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Scottish leader demands new independence vote before Brexit

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Monday demanded a new independence referendum in late 2018 or early 2019, once the terms of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union have become clearer. Via: reuters.com An independence vote that could rip apart the world’s fifth largest economy just months before Brexit raises the stakes for Prime Minister Theresa May as she ...

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‘Ghost ships’ in European waters spark terror fears

Hundreds of ships are sailing into European waters after suspicious manoeuvres near terrorist hot spots, prompting fears that they are smuggling people and weapons with impunity.  Via: thetimes.co.uk An investigation by The Times has uncovered how cargo ships and other large vessels routinely switch off GPS tracking so that they can disappear, falsify their identification or veer off their usual course. ...

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