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Polish PM Beata Szydlo welcomed US troops to her country

Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo welcomed US troops to her country at a formal ceremony Saturday, saying it was a “great day” that would help ensure Poland’s security.    Via : cnn.com Some 4,000 US soldiers have been deployed as part of troop rotations to Europe that the Pentagon has said are intended to bolster ties with NATO allies and send ...

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Norway MP: ‘We won’t end up like no-go zone Sweden’

A GOVERNMENT politician has said the lawless conditions pushing Sweden to breaking point must never be allowed to flourish in Norway. Via: express.co.uk Progress Party leader Siv Jensen gave a fiery speech on Tuesday evening, kicking off the battle for the electorate’s vote ahead of general election in September this year.The Finance Minister, who’s party is in a coalition government with ...

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Voices from a changing continent The New Europeans

If you’re European, and especially if you’re German, you’ve been living for a year now through an unsettling public debate about what that identity means—and how people born elsewhere fit into it. In late August 2015, the tension over the influx of refugees from the Middle East had grown extreme. Seventy-one people were found dead, abandoned by traffickers, in a ...

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Norway’s Facebook stunt backfires on all

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Immigration Minister Sylvi Listhaug, established Norwegian media outlets, local actor Kristoffer Joner, the asylum advocacy organization NOAS and around 30,000 donors to NOAS all found themselves caught up this week in a Facebook stunt that was backed, it turns out, by a Norwegian advertising agency working for NOAS. Joner and NOAS were aware that the ad agency was behind a Facebook ...

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NATO troops have been put on RED ALERT

NATO troops will be put on a higher state of alert because of increasing tensions with Vladimir Putin and Russia, the head of the military alliance has said. Commanders are also set to prepare a huge land force to terrify the Russians into not showing aggression. GETTY IMAGES – US special forces were some of more than 5,000 Nato soldiers who took ...

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300 Marines Deployed To Norway Near Russian Border For First Time Since World War II

More than 300 Marines will be deployed to Norway along the Russian border as tensions between Moscow and Washington over conflicts in Ukraine and Syria have provoked new threats of sanctions and military upgrades. The deployment marks the first time a foreign military will be on the ground in Norway since World War II, according to Reuters. The Marines will take part in training and manoeuvres ...

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Norway PM blasts she would NOT hire someone wearing niqab as migrants should integrate

NORWAY’S Prime Minister has said she would not hire someone wearing a niqab as migrants should integrate into western societies.  Speaking ahead of an integration conference on Tuesday, Erna Solberg declared foreigners coming to the Scandinavian country need integrate to its culture and customs.When asked if she would hire someone wearing a niqab, Mrs Solberg said: “No. [They] would probably ...

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If Sweden and Denmark Are So Progressive, Why Did They Close Their Doors to Refugees?

As the migration crisis drags on, even the most tolerant countries in Europe are embracing anti-immigrant politics. The trains from Copenhagen to Malmö leave every few minutes. Shortly after departing the Copenhagen airport they reach the Øresund Bridge, a low-lying metal structure that spans the strait connecting Denmark and Sweden. They pass a watery wind farm, its modern turbines rotating ...

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Norway: Muslim father rapes daughter as punishment for being too Western

Honor killings are common in Islamic societies, and the practice has spilled over onto Western soil, but this report is exceptionally sickening: a young woman was raped by her father as a punishment for living a Western lifestyle: The father has been angry because his daughter did not follow his (Islamic) way of life, she explained in questioning. The idea, in ...

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Norway sets out plans for banning burqa in schools and universities

Norway’s right-wing government on Wednesday announced plans to ban the full-face Islamic veil from classrooms and university lecture halls. Education Minister Torbjorn Roe Isaksen, quoted in the Vart Land newspaper, said the government was seeking ‘national regulations prohibiting the full-face veil in schools and universities’. Muslim women are rarely seen wearing such veils in Norway, let alone in schools. But ...

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