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Anti-immigration party set for election gains as Sweden swings right

Swedes voted on Sunday in an election dominated by fears over asylum seekers and welfare, with the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats vying to become the biggest party in a country long seen as a bastion of liberal values. By – Simon Johnson & Johan Sennero Right parties have made spectacular gains throughout Europe in recent years after a refugee crisis sparked by ...

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Trump cuts more than $200 million in U.S. aid to Palestinians

Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner is leading an effort to craft a peace plan meant to launch negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians to end the decades-long conflict. By –  Reuters The United States is cutting more than $200 million in aid to the Palestinians, the State Department said on Friday, amid a deteriorating relationship with the Palestinian leadership. ...

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Israel Seizes Swedish Activist Ship en Route to Gaza

The Israel Navy seized a ship overnight Friday sailing from Europe in an attempt to break the naval blockade on the Gaza Strip, the military said.  By – Reuters The ship was brought to Israel’s port of Ashdod and the passengers were transferred for medical treatment, the IDF added. “The forces made it clear to the ship’s passengers that they are violating ...

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Hungarian PM sees shift to illiberal Christian democracy in 2019 European vote

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Saturday that European parliament elections next year could bring about a shift toward illiberal “Christian democracy” in the European Union that would end the era of multiculturalism. By – Reuters The right-wing nationalist Orban, re-elected in April to a third consecutive term, has spearheaded eastern European resistance to EU moves to have member states ...

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Two Norwegian politicians nominate Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize

Two Norwegian lawmakers have nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize after the Singapore summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.  By – Reuters Christian Tybring-Gjedde and Per-Willy Amundsen, lawmakers with the populist Progress Party, made the nomination. Trump ‘had taken a huge and important step in the direction of the disarmament, peace and reconciliation between North and South Korea,’ they told Norwegian news agency NTB ...

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China overtakes US and France as Germany’s biggest trading partner

China for the first time became Germany’s most important trading partner in 2016, overtaking the United States, which fell back to third place behind France, data showed on Friday. Via: reuters  German imports from and exports to China rose to 170 billion euros ($180 billion) last year, Federal Statistics Office figures reviewed by Reuters showed. The development is likely to ...

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Egypt’s CHRISTIANS Flee Sinai Amid IS Killing Spree

Christian families and students fled Egypt’s North Sinai province in droves on Friday after Islamic State killed the seventh member of their community in just three weeks. Via: reuters.com  A Reuters reporter saw 25 families gathered with their belongings in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia’s Evangelical Church and church officials said 100 families, out of around 160 in North Sinai, ...

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German secret service spied on the BBC, The New York Times and Reuters

The Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) listed at least 50 phone and fax numbers and emails for journalists and newsrooms ‘selector’ keywords for surveillance since 1999. These included several dozen numbers of the British Broadcasting Corporation. Via: dailymail.co.uk  Germany’s foreign intelligence service BND long spied on journalists of the BBC, The New York Times, Reuters and other media, news weekly Der Spiegel reported Friday. Media rights ...

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ISIS Terrorist Says He Raped and Killed Hundreds of Yazidi Women

Islamic State militant Amar Hussein says he reads the Koran all day in his tiny jail cell to become a better person. He also says he raped more than 200 women from Iraqi minorities, and shows few regrets Via: reuters.com  Kurdish intelligence authorities gave Reuters rare access to Hussein and another Islamic State militant who were both captured during an assault ...

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