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Migrant Drownings at Record High as Europe Refuses to Turn Boats Back

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) estimates that 340 migrants have drowned in four major shipwrecks over the course of the week, bringing the reported total for November so far to 546. This compares with 141 for the entire month in 2015 and 22 in 2014. All in all, the IOM puts the death toll for 2016 at over 4,600 ...

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Extremist violence ‘exploded’ in record year for refugees

It is now official: 2015 smashed all records for political violence, as the far right attacked refugee homes and the far left responded by attacking them in turn, Interior Ministry figures show. Swedes Revolt Over Refugees Near Schools Denmark extends Isis fight into Syria  Nato commander: Isis ‘spreading like cancer’ among refugees  The crime statistics released by the Interior Ministry ...

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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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