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Swedish prime minister Stefan Lofven ousted after losing no-confidence vote

Sweden’s prime minister Stefan Lofven has lost a no-confidence vote in parliament, meaning he will have to step down from his post. By – Jon Stone  The leader of the Swedish Social Democrats will stay as a caretaker prime minister during coalition talks to decide the country’s next government following close elections earlier this month. MPs in the Riksdag, the Swedish ...

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Survivor: Muslim extremism inspired ROTHERHAM grooming gang

I’m a Rotherham grooming gang survivor. I call myself a survivor because I’m still alive. I’m part of the UK’s largest ever child sexual abuse investigation. As a teenager, I was taken to various houses and flats above takeaways in the north of England, to be beaten, tortured and raped over 100 times. I was called a “white slag” and “white c***” as ...

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Stockholm metro explosion: Man killed after picking up hand grenade

A man died after he picked up a hand grenade and it detonated, killing him and injuring his companion, Swedish police said.  By – Samuel Osborne  The blast took place on Sunday at about 1100 local time [1000 GMT] just outside the Varby Gard subway station in Huddinge, a residential district in greater Stockholm, said regional police spokesman Sven-Erik Olsson. The man, ...

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Marcus Knuth Danish immigration official: Refugees should be sent home

A Danish MP has called for all refugees, even those with jobs, to be deported from the country once their home nations are deemed “safe”. By – Caroline Mortimer  Marcus Knuth, an immigration spokesman for the governing Liberal (Venstre) party, said all people who have been granted asylum in Denmark should be made to go back to their country of origin regardless of whether ...

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Meet the Yazidi women that wants revenge: After freeing their sisters from the battle for Raqqa​

The flags and pictures on the wall of the Raqqa home serving as a Yazidi women’s unit seem familiar, even though they can’t be. Via: Bethan McKernan A big red Sinjar Women’s Protection Units (YJS) flag, with its spiky yellow sun on a green background, in the middle. Next to it, a bronze picture frame with photos of martyred friends, and below that, a picture ...

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Merkel’s Bloc Agrees to Limit Number of Refugees Entering Germany

Angela Merkel has agreed to cap the number of refugees arriving in Germany at 200,000, as a concession during coalition negotiations to form a new government. Via: Jon Stone The German chancellor, who has opened up Germany’s borders to people fleeing the wars in the Middle East and Africa, made the concession to secure the support of the regional Bavarian party ...

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Japan accepted just 3 refugees in the first half of 2017

Japan accepted just three refugees in the first half of 2017 despite receiving a record 8,561 fresh asylum applications, the government said on Tuesday, highlighting the nation’s reluctance to accept foreigners. Via: Ami Miyazaki Only four refugees were accepted in the first half of 2016, when fresh asylum applications totaled 5,011, the Justice Ministry said. Human Rights Watch in January described Japan’s record on asylum seekers as ...

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Drivers wearing face veil in Germany will be face fined

X ADCHOICES IDENTIFIED The German parliament’s upper house sharpened traffic-related punishments, including a prohibition on face coverings while driving. It’s being seen as a ban on burqas and niqabs — and one Muslim organization isn’t happy. Via: Lydia Smith The move, brought in among a host of other new traffic laws, applies to all facial coverings including masks but has been interpreted ...

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Yahyah Farroukh: First pictures of Parsons Green attack suspect as two men questioned over Tube bombing

Photos have emerged of one of the terror suspects arrested over the attempted bombing on a London Underground train. Yahyah Farroukh is one of two refugees who were fostered by the same couple being questioned by police on suspicion of terror offences. Via: Lizzie Dearden The 21-year-old was arrested outside the chicken shop where he worked in Hounslow on Saturday night, hours after the chief suspect ...

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Lebanese beauty queen stripped of title over Israel visit

A Swedish-Lebanese beauty queen was stripped of her crown after pageant organizers discovered she visited Israel last year, the London-based Independent reported Wednesday. Via: Bethan McKernan    The winner of a Lebanese beauty pageant has been stripped of her title just one week after winning her crown, local media has reported. Swedish-Lebanese Amanda Hanna won Miss Lebanon Emigrant 2017 earlier this month but was ...

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