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Poles and Czechs follow Austria and Hungary in rejecting UN migration pact

Poland and the Czech Republic are set to join Hungary and Austria in pulling out of a United Nations pact on migration, as populist central European governments attack the deal before it is even signed. By – Daniel McLaughlin The Global Compact For Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was agreed in July by all UN members except the United States, and sets ...

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High-profile death prompts backlash against #MeToo in Sweden

Sweden’s #metoo movement has come under attack after the suicide of its most prominent target. For 16 years Benny Fredriksson was artistic director of Stockholm’s Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, the city’s leading arts and culture centre. By – Derek Scally Last December, Fredriksson, husband of Swedish opera star Anne Sofie von Otter, resigned after media reports that he sexually abused employees and had ...

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German police accused of Christmas market attack cover-up

New documents suggest that the German police knew more about the threat posed by Tunisian terrorist Anis Amri than claimed, according to reports. Via: irishtimes.com German police have been accused of failing to act on warnings about Berlin Christmas market attacker Anis Amri, and covering their tracks after he killed 11 people last December. Berlin politicians are calling for a full, ...

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