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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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Right-wing surge: Populists gain in Sweden and Czech Republic as Le Pen extends lead

RIGHT parties in Sweden and the Czech Republic experienced a poll bounce this week as French populist leader Marine Le Pen extended her lead ahead of the country’s presidential election. Via: express.co.uk   Nationalist in the Czech Republic recorded a record level of popularity according to one survey, whilst eurosceptics in Italy continued to battle for top spot. A slew of polls ...

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Europeans want immigration ban from Muslim countries

A majority of Europeans want a ban on immigration from Muslim-majority countries, a poll has revealed. An average of 55 per cent of people across the 10 European countries surveyed wanted to stop all future immigration from mainly Muslim countries.  Via: independent.co.uk The Chatham House study, conducted before US President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning immigration to the US from ...

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Facebook ‘censors’ nude statue of sea god Neptune, symbol of Bologna Italia

virile, muscled statue of the sea god Neptune has fallen foul of Facebook’s prudish policies on nudity after an Italian art historian was told to remove it from her web page. The sixteenth century Renaissance statue dominates Piazza del Nettuno, a grand square in the heart of Bologna. A symbol of the prosperous northern Italy city, it was chosen by ...

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Italy referendum result could send shockwaves through markets and DESTROY Europe

THE EU’s days might be numbered with Italy about to vote on a referendum which could send shockwaves across the continent. Analysts believe the outcome of the ballot on constitutional reform could have massive global implications.With many European leaders already coming under severe pressure from anti-EU parties ahead of elections next year the significance of the Italian result is huge.Defeat ...

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Migrant numbers in Italy exceed 5 MILLION costing state billions

THE number of migrants living in Italy has exceeded five million, costing the country more than two billion euros, official figures have revealed. Asylum applications looks set to surpass the figure of 84,000 made last year.More than 60,000 requests were made up to July this year, the second highest of any country within the European Union, only Germany has received ...

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On the Trail of Muslim African Migrant Smugglers

Since 2013, over 10,000 migrants have drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean to Europe. Behind the deaths lies a multi-million dollar smuggling trade with financial connections to Frankfurt, Italy and Libya. He is the most wanted migrant smuggler in the world but there are no photos of him, only an artist’s rendering that investigators produced. It depicts a heavyset ...

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Muslims protest on ancient streets of Rome as Italy SHUTS DOWN mosques

Authorities in Rome recently closed down five makeshift mosques in the city in what Muslims see as a crackdown on their religion. Thousands attended Friday prayers this week outside the iconic Colosseum in Rome to demonstrate against the closures. The small mosques had been shut down by the authorities on fears that youngsters were becoming radicalized. During the protest prayer, ...

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Italy strikes deal to begin migrant deportations to Germany

From next month Chancellor Angela Merkel has agreed to allow migrants and refugees to be sent back to Germany as Swiss officials strengthen the borders to clampdown on free movement. The expulsion of illegal immigrants has become a priority for Italy as a financial crisis threatens to collapse its economy. And in an extraordinary move they have accused a number ...

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Italy fight to block building of new mosque close to Leaning Tower of Pisa

Campaigners in Tuscany are fighting against a plan to build a mosque a few hundred yards from the Leaning Tower of Pisa. They are concerned that it is too close to the stone tower, one of Italy’s best known tourist attractions, and fear that it could become a centre for radicalisation of local Muslims, of whom there are around 600. The ...

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