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France tells Britain to take in MORE migrants and pay for MORE security at Calais

France will this week urge Britain to take in more migrants and pay a larger cost towards policing them as part of a revision of the so-called Le Touquet agreement. By – Peter Allen It was in 2003 that Prime Minister Tony Blair and President Jacques Chirac signed the historic document that revolutionised border controls in Channel ports. It meant moving the French frontier to the ...

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Middle East Christians on the Eve of Destruction

Egypt, Jordan, Syria and the Palestinian territories are amongst the most dangerous places on earth for Christians, according to a new report. By – Simon Kent  Although Christians claim the area as their Biblical heartland alongside Israel, persecution and discrimination, especially in the past 15 years, means they now constitute no more than three to four per cent per cent of the region’s population, down from ...

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Swedenstan worried about future of U.S. funds for Palestinian aid agency

The Swedish ambassador to the United Nations said on Tuesday he is concerned about the Trump administration’s plans to review funding for a humanitarian agency that provides aid to Palestinian refugees. By – todayonline.com “My concern (is) that as we talk about region stability, withdrawing funding for UNRWA would be very negative both in terms of humanitarian needs of over 5 ...

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Greece to limit Sharia law after European Court challenge

Lawmakers in Greece voted Tuesday to limit the powers of Islamic courts operating in a border region that is home to a 100,000-strong Muslim minority, scrapping procedures dating back more than 90 years. By – Derek Gatopoulos & Costas Kantouris  The proposed law passed easily, with backing from parliament’s largest political parties. It eliminates rules that referred many civil cases involving members of ...

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Swedish government investigate rise number of rapes

Sweden investigates soaring number of rapes as politicians demand to know if it is linked to migration after one in 24 women fall victim to sexual offence Survey found 4.1% of women have fallen victim to sexual offences in Sweden Swedish Crime Survey figures related to four years between 2012 and 2016 Government has called for an investigation to find ...

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How Europe Built Its Own Funeral Pyre, Then Leapt In

The single most significant issue of our time is not North Korea’s drive to develop long-range nuclear missiles. It is not the threat posed to Europe by the Russian land power or the threat posed to America’s Asian dominance by Chinese sea power. It is not Iran’s growing Mideast influence, nor the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in U.S. elections ...

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Political Islam and Sharia Should Be Outlawed in Sweden

“Let us look… at the parallel legal system that is gradually creeping into the EU….The emergence of these enclaves, reinforced by elite policies of multiculturalism, group identity politics, and the deconstruction of Western heritage, has contributed to the fracturing of Western European nations and has weakened the overall sense of mutual responsibility for one’s fellow citizens.” — Andrew Michta, The American ...

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Anders Thornberg: Security Chief Says Terror Threat Is ‘New Normal’ in Sweden

Anders Thornberg told the BBC that, while the Scandinavian country only had to monitor around 200 extremists a few years ago, it now has at least 3,000 to contend with — no small task for a country of just 10 million people, where the authorities are already unable to deal with a growing migrant crime wave. By – Jack Montgomery  “We have never seen something ...

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Young male migrants from Muslim countries fuel rise at violence in Germany

The recent influx of mostly young, male migrants into Germany has led to an increase in violent crime in the country, according to a government-funded study published Wednesday. By – Frank Jordans The study used figures from the northern state of Lower Saxony to examine the impact of refugee arrivals on crime in 2015 and 2016, a period when the ...

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Swedish security chief warning on fake news

The head of Sweden’s security service has told the BBC the agency is not just dealing with an increased threat of terrorism but also the impact of disinformation and fake news. Anders Thornberg, the director of the service ( Sapo), says this year could be even busier than 2017 as the country prepares for an election in September. By – Gordon ...

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