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Switzerland prepares for a wave of migration

Switzerland is strengthening the police presence on its southern border, anticipating a summer increase in migrants who want to reach Germany and northern Europe. In addition, the government has not ruled out making further payments to the European Union. Via: Luigi Jorio                Summer is the holiday season. But for tens of thousands of people ...

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Erdogan is openly challenging Europe

This is the first time that Erdogan is openly challenging a concerted European stand.  Via: gatestoneinstitute.org Turkey’s foreign policy and the rhetoric that presumably went to support it, has, during the past several years, aimed less at achieving foreign policy goals and more at consolidating voters’ support for the Ankara government. Self-aggrandizing behavior has predominantly shaped policy and functioned to please ...

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The 23 most powerful nations on earth

The US has retained its position as the world’s most powerful nation, despite declining respect for its leadership. That’s according to US News and World Report, which has released the latest edition of its annual “Best Countries” study. Via: businessinsider.com  The media organisation evaluated 80 countries across a range of criteria, including cultural history, citizenship, and quality of life. Another key measure ...

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Anti-Muslim poster clouds Swiss citizenship vote

The woman’s shadowed eyes stare out from a black niqab with the poster’s tagline urging Swiss voters to reject “uncontrolled naturalisation.” Via: yahoo.com  But critics of the campaign image distributed across the country ahead of Sunday’s referendum say the poster is really just a brazen appeal to those worried about more Muslims becoming Swiss. “That is exactly what they are trying ...

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Austrian government moves to ban full-face veil

The Austrian government has announced plans to ban the full-face Islamic veil in public, part of a raft of measures to contain the rise of the far-right Freedom Party. Via: cnn.com The plan — which would ban the burqa, niqab and other face-covering veils — echoes calls that German Chancellor Angela Merkel made last month for a similar ban in Germany. ...

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George Soros at Davos Vows Trump ‘Going to Fail’

Left-wing billionaire financier George Soros has called incoming President Donald Trump a “con man” and a “would-be dictator”, and predicted that Theresa May would soon be out of office in the United Kingdom, as he spoke at the elite economic conference in Davos, Switzerland.  Via: breitbart.com “He would be a dictator if he could get away with it..but he won’t,” said ...

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Shocking maps reveal how immigration to Europe has changed over the last 5 years

THESE four maps showing where European immigrants come from and what their ratios are will shock Britons as they turn widely held beliefs on their head. Via: express.co.uk Based on a United Nations report from 2015, one of the four maps reveals the percentage of foreign-born people in countries across the European Union (EU) – and the results may surprise you. ...

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Russia Signs Deal for Syrian’s Bases in Tartus and Latakia

Russia signed a long­term agreement on Friday to greatly enlarge its military presence in Syria, more than doubling the space for warships in Russia’s only Mediterranean port and securing rights to an air base that may already be adding a second runway. Via: nytimes.com The agreement covers the port in Tartus and an air base near Latakia, which have been pivotal ...

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Muslims face fines up to £8,000 for wearing burkas in Switzerland

A Muslim businessman and a convert have been fined £180 and £7,700 respectively after protesting the ban on Islamic clothing passed by a controversial Swiss law. The rule was voted in by referendum and outlaws face-covering headgear. It came into effect in the Italian-speaking region in southern Switzerland, Ticino on Friday. Nora Illi from Zurich and French-Algerian national, Rachid Nekkaz, ...

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The only place in the world where asylum seekers are BANNED

The 2,200 residents of the exclusive resort of Oberwil-Lieli, Switzerland held a referendum to reject a government quota. Swiss authorities are planning to take 50,000 migrants and place them across the country with each region receiving a different amount depending on population size. Ten migrants were due to be sent to the village. Oberwil-Lieli, which counts 300 millionaires among its ...

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