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Turkish agents kidnapped dozens of its citizens in 18 countries

Turkey’s intelligence agency has seized at least 80 Turkish nationals from multiple countries as part of its efforts to hunt suspects with alleged links to a 2016 coup attempt, a senior Turkish official said Thursday. By – Erin Cunningham  Speaking to a private news channel, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said Turkish agents had launched operations in 18 countries to pursue ...

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Belgium ends Saudi lease of country’s largest mosque over radicalism concerns

The Belgian government has decided to terminate the long-term lease of the country’s largest and oldest mosque to the Saudi royal family, as part of what officials say is an effort to combat radicalization. By –  Michael Birnbaum The move caps a long-running discussion about what to do about the Grand Mosque of Brussels, a sprawling complex in the heart of ...

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Putin trolls burned across the Internet as Washington debated options

The first email arrived in the inbox of CounterPunch, a left-leaning American news and opinion website, at 3:26 a.m. — the middle of the day in Moscow. “Hello, my name is Alice Donovan and I’m a beginner freelance journalist,” read the Feb. 26, 2016, message. By – Adam Entous, Ellen Nakashima & Greg Jaffe The FBI was tracking Donovan as part of a months-long ...

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Sweden has 65,000 nuclear shelters, Now it wants more.

Scandinavia may not be right in the path of a future nuclear exchange between the United States and North Korea, but given the latest threats between the two countries, it’s not taking any chances. Via: Rick Noack Last month, Norway’s Nobel Peace Prize Committee handed a group dedicated to abolishing nuclear weapons its award. Now, the Swedish government is looking into ...

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46 years of terrorist attacks in Europe, visualized

From 1970 to 2016: 5,215 people died from bombings. 2,463 from assassinations. 2,270 from assaults. 957 from hostage situations. 183from hijackings. 88 from building attacks. Thousands wounded or missing. Via:  Chris Alcantara     the attacks can happen anywhere: In a holiday market outside a historic church in Berlin, on the street during a national holiday in France, in an airplane over Scotland or during the first day of school in a small ...

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Muslim suiside bomber killed 8 at kindergarten gate in China

Chinese police said Friday that they think a 22-year-old school dropout planted a homemade explosive device outside a kindergarten, killing eight people including himself. Written on a wall near the school was a manifesto-style rant: “Giving birth is a crime,” it said, adding that India, China and Bangladesh will not “meet a good end.” Via: Brünnhilde The explosion took place at 4:48 p.m. ...

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Islamic State magazine steers followers to U.S. gun shows for ‘easy’ access to weapons

In August, a former Islamic State recruit caused a stir when he described how the terrorist organization sought to exploit America’s lax gun laws. Via:  Derek Hawkins                     “They say the Americans are dumb — they have open gun policies” the recruit told the New York Times from a German prison. “They say we can radicalize ...

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Marines have arrived in Syria

Marines from an amphibious task force have left their ships in the Middle East and deployed to Syria, establishing an outpost from which they can fire artillery in support of the fight to oust the Islamic State from the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, defense officials said. Via: washingtonpost.com  The deployment marks a new escalation in the U.S. war in Syria, ...

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The web of relationships between Team Trump and Russia

In the most abstract sense, there is nothing noteworthy about a government official meeting with an ambassador from a foreign country. When such an interaction becomes important is when that official is an ally of a presidential campaign that’s got a complex set of possibly inappropriate relationships with other representatives of that ambassador’s country — and when that official while under ...

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Riots erupt in Sweden’s capital just days after Trump comments

On Feb. 20, riots broke out in a predominantly immigrant neighborhood in the northern suburbs of Stockholm. The riot comes two days after President Trump implied that immigrants had perpetrated a recent spate of violence in Sweden.  Via: washingtonpost.com  Just two days after President Trump provoked widespread consternation by seeming to imply, incorrectly, that immigrants had perpetrated a recent spate of violence ...

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