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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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ISIS group urges lone-wolf attacks on children in West

A group affiliated with the Islamic State is calling on lone wolves in America and Europe to attack Western children in retaliation for the death of Muslim children during airstrikes in Syria, according to an intelligence group. Via:  Cristina  Maza  The message was posted in a pro-ISIS Telegram channel on Monday and spread across a variety of pro-ISIS chat groups. “I wish that I ...

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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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Russia Admitted the Radiation Cloud Over Europe Is Real

After months of denial, Russia has now confirmed the detection of higher than normal levels of a radioactive isotope over much of Europe in September 2017. The confirmation comes after the French IRNS report on the incident was released earlier in November. Via: Dom Galeon  It’s Confirmed In September 2017, multiple monitoring agencies detected an unusual amount of radiation hovering over ...

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The Collapse of the Islamic State? What Comes Next?

On June 29, 2014, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the establishment of the Islamic Caliphate by the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. In the summer of 2014, at the height of its expansion, the Islamic State’s territory covered about a third of Iraq and between a quarter and a third of Syria Via: terrorism-info.org That large expanse, from the outskirts ...

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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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Sweden to buy $1 billion U.S. Patriot air defense missile system

Sweden will start negotiations on a $1.2 billion Raytheon Co Patriot air defense missile system, as interest in missile defense systems strengthens amid heightened regional tensions and ballistic missile technology improves globally. Via: Johannes Hellstrom   The Swedish government said on Tuesday negotiations with the U.S. company will target delivery beginning in 2020, and for the system to be operational by 2025 ...

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Theresa May accuses Russia of interfering in elections and fake news

Theresa May has accused Russia of meddling in elections and planting fake stories in the media in an extraordinary attack on its attempts to “weaponise information” in order to sow discord in the west. Via: Rowena Mason  The prime minister spoke out against “the scale and nature” of Russia’s actions during an address at the lord mayor’s banquet, saying it was “threatening ...

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Sweden has 65,000 nuclear shelters, Now it wants more.

Scandinavia may not be right in the path of a future nuclear exchange between the United States and North Korea, but given the latest threats between the two countries, it’s not taking any chances. Via: Rick Noack Last month, Norway’s Nobel Peace Prize Committee handed a group dedicated to abolishing nuclear weapons its award. Now, the Swedish government is looking into ...

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Iran building permanent military base in Syria

The Iranian military is said to have established a compound at a site used by the Syrian army outside El-Kiswah, 14 km (8 miles) south of Damascus. Via: Gordon Corera The report comes amid growing tensions over Iranian influence in Syria and across the region. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu recently warned that Iran wanted to establish itself militarily in Syria. “Israel ...

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