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“Profile”: Film examines how Islamic State jihadists recruit European brides

In the film “Profile”, British journalist Amy Whittaker goes undercover to investigate the workings of the militant group by creating a fake Facebook profile and pretending to be a Muslim convert called Melody Nelson. By –  Michelle Martin She comes up with a cover story, disguises her tattoo, learns a bit of Arabic and dons a hijab. Over the coming days ...

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U.S. funding of Syrian YPG militia will impact Turkey’s Ottoman slap

A U.S. decision to continue funding the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia will affect Turkey’s future moves, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday ahead of a visit this week by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. By –  Ercan Gurses & Daren Butler U.S. officials have said that Tillerson expects to have difficult conversations when he visits Turkey on Thursday and Friday, given that the ...

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North Korea ‘months away’ from ability to hit U.S. with nuclear weapon

North Korea is only months away from obtaining the capability to hit U.S. territory with a nuclear weapon and must be disarmed, a U.S. envoy said on Tuesday, dismissing Pyonyang’s diplomatic thaw with South Korea as a “charm offensive” that fooled no one. By – Stephanie Nebehay  In a diplomatic showdown at a U.N.-sponsored Conference on Disarmament, North Korea responded by ...

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Finns, worried by Russia, hand cautious president huge election win

Finland’s moderate President Sauli Niinisto cruised to a rare first round election win on Sunday as his delicate balancing of ties with neighbor Russia and the U.S.-led NATO military alliance resonated with voters. By – Jussi Rosendahl & Tuomas Forsell  The 69-year-old Niinisto, known for cultivating good relations with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, won his second six-year term with an overwhelming ...

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Swedish PM does not rule out use of army to end gang violence

Sweden will do whatever it takes, including sending in the army, to end a wave of gang violence that has seen a string of deadly shootings, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said in Wednesday. By – Simon Johnson Sweden’s murder rate is relatively low in international terms, but gang violence has surged in recent years and Swedes are worried that the police ...

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Germans see Trump as bigger problem than North Korea or Russia

Germans see U.S. President Donald Trump as a bigger challenge for German foreign policy than authoritarian leaders in North Korea, Russia or Turkey, according to a survey by the Koerber Foundation. Via: Noah Barkin   Topping the list of foreign policy concerns were refugees, with 26 percent of respondents worried about Germany’s ability to cope with inflows of asylum seekers. Relations with ...

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Sweden and Finland in NATO’s Defense of the Baltic States

NATO should defend Sweden and Finland in the event of an armed aggression, although neither country is an alliance member, a senior NATO official said on Wednesday at an event that underscored growing concerns about Russia’s military buildup. Via: Brünnhilde Commodore Hans Helseth, special adviser to the NATO Joint Warfare Center in Norway, said the two nations’ growing ties to ...

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Poland to buy US $ 10 billion missile defense system

The U.S. State Department approved a possible $10.5 billion sale of Raytheon Co’s (RTN.N) Patriot missile defense system to Poland, the Pentagon said on Friday. Via: Mike Stone NATO member Poland has sped up efforts to overhaul its military following Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula in 2014 and in response to Moscow’s renewed military and political assertiveness in the region. ...

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German police arrest Syrian suspected of planning bomb attack

German police arrested a 19-year-old Syrian suspected of planning an Islamist-motivated bomb attack in Germany with the aim of killing as many people as possible, the federal prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday. Via: Paul Carrel  The man, whose name was given as Yamen A., was arrested in the early hours in the northeastern town of Schwerin. Police searched his home and ...

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Game of Drones: U.S. poised to boost unmanned aircraft exports

The Trump administration is nearing completion of new “Buy American” rules to make it easier to sell U.S.-made military drones overseas and compete against fast-growing Chinese and Israeli rivals, senior U.S. officials said. Via: Matt Spetalnick & Mike Stone While President Donald Trump’s aides work on relaxing domestic regulations on drone sales to select allies, Washington will also seek to renegotiate ...

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