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Europe’s anti-immigrant leaders are taking Trump’s show on the road

Europe’s far-right leaders on Wednesday heralded Donald Trump’s victory as a sign that they were on the verge of a historic sweep through Western nations to upend the post-Cold War globalized world order. From Viennese cafes to hard-luck coastal French towns to the ex-Communist flatlands of eastern Germany, anti-immigrant Europeans with views similar to Trump’s said they could no longer ...

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Boy, 15, ‘gang-raped by five blade-wielding Afghan Muslims migrants in Swedish forest’

A GANG of five Afghan migrants have been arrested and charged after allegedly raping a boy at knifepoint in Sweden. Swedish authorities today revealed that the teenagers had been charged with aggravated rape of a minor after allegedly dragging the lad, who is under 15, into a wooded area near the city of Uppsala, north of Stockholm. The alleged attack ...

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Europe’s Rising Right: A Guide to the Most Prominent Parties

Amid a migrant crisis, sluggish economic growth and growing disillusionment with the European Union, far-right parties — some longstanding, others newly formed — have been achieving electoral success in a number of European nations. Here is a quick guide to eight prominent far-right parties that have been making news; it is not a comprehensive list of all the Continent’s active ...

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Migrant Drownings at Record High as Europe Refuses to Turn Boats Back

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) estimates that 340 migrants have drowned in four major shipwrecks over the course of the week, bringing the reported total for November so far to 546. This compares with 141 for the entire month in 2015 and 22 in 2014. All in all, the IOM puts the death toll for 2016 at over 4,600 ...

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America’s Friendship With Europe Has Been Horribly Damaged

“In battle, nothing is ever as good or bad as the first reports of excited men would have it.” —Field Marshall Viscount Slim Let’s hope that same caution applies to presidential transition geopolitics too, because the first reports from the Trump transition are very bad indeed.Among America’s oldest and truest allies, the reaction to the election of Donald Trump has ...

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Thousands rally against Turkey child sex conviction bill

Thousands of people, including women and children, marched Saturday in Istanbul against a controversial bill that would overturn men’s convictions for child sex assault if they married their victim. “We will not shut up. We will not obey. Withdraw the bill immediately!” the around 3,000 protesters shouted amid claps and whistles as they marched to Kadikoy square on the city’s ...

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Europe at Risk of Collapse; France, Germany Must Lead­

The European Union is in danger of breaking apart unless France and Germany, in particular, work harder to stimulate growth and employment and heed citizens’ concerns, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said in the German capital on Thursday. Valls said the two countries, for decades the axis around which the EU revolved, had to help refocus the bloc to tackle ...

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EU criticises Turkey but not ready to halt membership talks

European Union foreign ministers on Monday criticised Turkey’s crackdown on alleged supporters of a failed military coup in July but Austria’s call to suspend Ankara’s EU membership bid failed to garner enough backing. As the 28 EU foreign ministers met in Brussels, President Tayyip Erdogan said he was ready to hold a referendum on whether to continue the membership talks ...

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German authorities raid mosques and flats, ban Islamist group

Police launched dawn raids on about 190 mosques, flats and offices linked to an Islamist group in Germany on Tuesday as the government banned the organization, accusing it of radicalising youngsters, the interior ministry said. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said the DWR ‘True Religion’ organization had contacted young people as it distributed Korans and other religious material, and had ...

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Soros hacked, thousands of Open Society Foundations files released online

More than 2,500 files from the raft of organizations run by billionaire George Soros have been leaked by hackers. Saturday’s leak, published by DC leaks, includes hundreds of internal documents from multiple departments of Soros’ groups, predominantly the Open Society Foundations.  Ignore the riots, Soros just got hacked and leaked! #SorosLeak (I’d post the link but Twitter won’t allow it – ...

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