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Report: Brexit May Not Happen Until 2019

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 15, 2016 at 12:00pm 8/15/2016 at 12:00pm
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The Sunday Times has reported that Brexit may not happen until the end of 2019, a full year after the government hoped it would occur. These sources said Prime Minister Theresa May’s “new Brexit and international trade departments will not be ready.”

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Germany Ponders a Burqa Ban, Loosen Medical Privacy Protection

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 4:00pm 8/10/2016 at 4:00pm
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German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has proposed a ban on burqas due to the numerous terrorist attacks along with pushing officials “to speed up deportations of rejected asylum applicants and loosen privacy protections.”

The proposal also states that doctors “would have to inform the authorities if they become suspicious that a patient was...

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Erdogan Supports Return of Death Penalty

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 8, 2016 at 2:00pm 8/8/2016 at 2:00pm
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced at a rally that he would approve the death penalty if parliament votes to bring it back:

“If the parliament accepts the reintroduction of death penalty, I will accept it,” he told the crowd, adding that the death penalty exists in the U.S., Japan and “many...

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Belgium Opens Terrorism Investigation Into Machete Attack

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 8, 2016 at 12:30pm 8/8/2016 at 12:30pm
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The Belgium government has opened a terrorism investigation into the machete attack on Saturday that injured two female cops in Charleroi. A third cop shot and killed the attacker.

The attacker, a 33-year-old Algerian, yelled “Allahu Akbar!” when he attacked...

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Machete Attack on Police in Belgium by Perp shouting “Allahu Akbar”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 2:04pm 8/6/2016 at 2:04pm
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A man with a machete injured two Belgian female officers as he yelled “Allahu Akbar!” From The Independent:

“Two police have been injured with a machete in front of the police headquarters by a man shouting ‘Allah Akhbah’,” a spokesperson for Charleroi police said. “The individual was shot but...

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Turkey: Ambassador Purge Next, Reports of Detainees Being Raped, Tortured

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 25, 2016 at 4:00pm 7/25/2016 at 4:00pm
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Turkey continues to purge people after a failed coup two weeks ago. Authorities said ambassadors are next while Amnesty International reported authorities have raped and tortured the detainees already behind bars.

Turkey blames the Gülen Movement and have said everyone purged has connections to the group. Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said they...

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Germany: Syrian Refugee Pledged Allegiance to Islamic State

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 25, 2016 at 11:30am 7/25/2016 at 11:30am
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Two Syrians in Germany attacked innocent civilians on Sunday. One killed a pregnant woman with a machete while the other detonated a bomb outside of a music festival.

The bomber recently pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, which has led authorities to call it a terrorist attack. Authorities call...

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Munich Shooting: German-Iranian Male Killed 8, Injured 10

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 22, 2016 at 2:38pm 7/22/2016 at 2:38pm
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The Munich police have an 18-year-old German-Iranian male shot and killed eight people today. He killed himself afterwards and they do not have a motive.

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Turkey Parliament Approves Three Month Emergency

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 2:30pm 7/21/2016 at 2:30pm
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The Turkish parliament has formally approved a three month state of emergency after a failed coup last Friday. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan promises its needed to protect Turkey’s democracy:

“The aim is to rapidly and effectively take all steps needed to eliminate the threat against democracy, the rule of law and the...

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86-Year-Old Woman Fights Off Thief With Bacon

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 4:00pm 7/20/2016 at 4:00pm
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An 86-year-old woman fought off a potential thief with a package of bacon.

Yes, BACON.

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Erdogan Reaches Out to Obama About Extraditing Gulen

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 1:00pm 7/20/2016 at 1:00pm
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has reached out to President Barack Obama about extraditing Fethullah Gülen, who he blames for the failed coup on Friday. The White House said:

“The president made clear to President Erdogan that the United States doesn’t support terrorists and doesn’t support individuals who conspired to overthrow a...

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Turkey Purge Continues: 15,200 Teachers Fired, Deans Asked to Leave

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 4:30pm 7/19/2016 at 4:30pm
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan continues to purge those allegedly involved in the failed coup on Friday. Today, the Education Ministry sacked 15,200 teachers, canceled 21,000 licenses at private schools, and asked deans at universities to leave:

“Our ministry is carrying out extensive efforts aimed at public personnel in central and rural...

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EU: Turkey Prepared Purge List Before Failed Coup

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 18, 2016 at 1:30pm 7/18/2016 at 1:30pm
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European Union commissioner Johannes Hahn told the media he believes President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan made his purge list before the coup:

“It looks at least as if something has been prepared. The lists are available, which indicates it was prepared and to be used at a certain stage,” Hahn said.

“I’m very concerned....

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Turkey Tells U.S. Keeping Gülen is a ‘Hostile Act’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 1:00pm 7/17/2016 at 1:00pm
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Turkish authorities have demanded the U.S. extradite Fethullah Gülen, leader of the Gülen Movement, because they believe he orchestrated the coup. They even said keeping him in the states is a “hostile act” towards the regime:

“I do not see any country that would stand behind this man, this leader of the...

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UPDATE: Operations Resume at Incirlik Air Base

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 4:30pm 7/16/2016 at 4:30pm
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*UPDATE* Turkey has resumed operations at Incirlik air base after they cut it off due to the failed coup.

The U.S.’s airstrikes against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) have stopped due to...

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Reports: Failed Turkey Coup Kills Hundreds, 3,000 Detained

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 10:30am 7/16/2016 at 10:30am
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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan claimed his forces have successfully defeated the coup attempted by some in the military, which left over 250 dead and thousands injured. He promised a swift and quick retaliation for those who retaliated against him. It didn’t take him long:

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Theresa May Will Be UK Prime Minister Wednesday, Promises to Uphold Brexit

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 11, 2016 at 1:00pm 7/11/2016 at 1:00pm
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Energy Secretary Andrea Leadsom dropped out of the race for prime minister on Monday morning, leaving Home Secretary Theresa May as the only candidate left standing.

Current Prime Minister David Cameron said he will leave on Wednesday since there is no need for an election. The Conservative Party officially named May as...

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