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Swedish court jails dad over forced marriage

A dad who married his 23-year-old daughter to a man in Afghanistan has become the first person in Sweden to be convicted under new forced marriage laws introduced two years ago. The man was locked up for four years by Lund’s district court in southern Sweden on Friday on a number of charges, including forced marriage, assault and unlawful detention. ...

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Tense talks as Italy fumes over Austria migrant ‘slap’

Italy and Austria were set for showdown talks Thursday as Italian politicians and media reacted furiously to Vienna’s new anti-migrant measures that could close the border between the two countries. Austrian Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka, who has vigorously defended the controversial package which was driven by a surge of the far right, was due in Rome to explain his government’s ...

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“0” Obama’s Record as Commander-in-Chief

In his recent cover story for The Atlantic, Jeffrey Goldberg notes that when Barack Obama first entered the White House, with George W. Bush’s long wars in Afghanistan and Iraq ongoing, “he was not seeking new dragons to slay.” Just the opposite: He fit the mold, Goldberg argues, of a “retrenchment president” elected to scale back America’s commitments overseas and shift responsibilities ...

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