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REACTION to #BREXIT

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 24, 2016 at 3:30pm 6/24/2016 at 3:30pm
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So last night the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. Of course, everyone has an opinion. When I say everyone I mean everyone.

This is by far the best reaction. Of course, I’m biased since I’m American.

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LIVE RESULTS: BBC, ITV, Sky News Forecast UK Will Leave EU

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 6:02pm 6/23/2016 at 6:02pm
Brexit Counting

The United Kingdom has voted to stay or leave the European Union. They closed the polls and people have started counting the votes.

The results remained close, but the Leave campaign is inching closer and closer to reality.

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Trump Promotes Paul Manafort to Campaign Manager

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 12:30pm 6/22/2016 at 12:30pm
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Members inside GOP presumptive presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign said that Paul Manafort has taken over as campaign manager:

Three people close to the campaign said some of Trump’s staff viewed Lewandowski as opposing strategic changes and staff hires urged for the general election campaign by Paul Manafort, a strategist hired in...

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Sweden Clamps Down of Refugee Policy

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 7:00pm 6/21/2016 at 7:00pm
Sweden Refugee

The Social Democrat minority government proposed legislation in Sweden to limit the number of refugees since the asylum seekers have stretched the country thin.

They allowed in 160,000 people last year. From The New York Times:

The government said that under the new rules, individuals who want to bring over family members but...

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Residents Near Trump’s Scotland Golf Course Raise Mexican Flag

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 5:30pm 6/21/2016 at 5:30pm
Mexican Flag Trump Scotland

Mexican flags will greet GOP presumptive presidential candidate Donald Trump when he visits…..Scotland.

Yes, the residents around Trump’s Aberdeenshire golf course have raised the flag to “show solidarity” with the country since Trump wants to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. The Donald ticked off these people when he built his...

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British MP Jo Cox Dies After Shooting, Stabbing Attack

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 4:00pm 6/16/2016 at 4:00pm
Jo Cox

British Member of Parliament (MP) Jo Cox died after a middle aged man shot her on the street in Birstall, located near Leeds.

The police arrested Thomas Mair, 52. Some eyewitnesses said he yelled “Britain first!” when he shot her, but others dispute the claim. Some in Britain have pushed the country...

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Russia Builds Military Presence on Border as NATO Engages in Large War Games

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 4:30pm 6/7/2016 at 4:30pm
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Russia has moved soldiers to their border with Ukraine as NATO launches the largest war games in Eastern Europe since the Cold War went to sleep over 20 years ago.

From Reuters:

A Reuters reporter who visited the Russian town of Klintsy, about 50 km (30 miles) from Ukraine, saw a makeshift army...

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Floods Shut Down Louvre, Priceless Art Evacuated

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 3, 2016 at 2:22pm 6/3/2016 at 2:22pm
Louvre Shut Down

Devastating floods have forced officials to shut down the Louvre and evacuate priceless works of art.

The Louvre houses the Mona Lisa, but workers assured people she will remain protected on her upper floor. But the most visited museum in Europe must shut down:

“Due to the level of the river Seine, the...

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German Police Investigating Massive Sexual Assault Complaints

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 8:00pm 5/31/2016 at 8:00pm
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German police have arrested three Pakistani men who sought asylum in connection to numerous sexual assault complaints at a music festival. They are still looking for numerous other suspects.

A spokesperson for the Schlossgrabenfest music festival said 26 women spoke with police about sexual assault. The police then said that 14 reports...

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ISIS Taking Advantage of Migrant Issue by Flooding People Through Libya

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 27, 2016 at 1:00pm 5/27/2016 at 1:00pm
ISIS fighters disguise themselves as migrants

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) continues to take advantage of the migrant issue by blending their fighters and shipping them through Europe.

Smuggler Abu Walid told CNN that ISIS has contacted people in his business in Libya in the past two months, offering up to $40,000 for 25 people. Libyan officials told the...

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Canadian Ambassador to Ireland Tackles Protester at Dublin Ceremony

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 5:30pm 5/26/2016 at 5:30pm
Kevin Vickers Tackles Protester

Canadian Ambassador to Ireland Kevin Vickers to the rescue again! He tackled a protestor who attempted to interrupt a memorial service in Dublin.

The name should ring a bell since Vickers shot gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau in 2014 when he ambushed Parliament Hill. Vickers served as the House of Commons sergeant-at-arms at...

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Portuguese Officials Searching For Other NATO Moles

NATO
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 4:00pm 5/26/2016 at 4:00pm
NATO

Portuguese intelligence officers have decided to search for other moles after they discovered one of their own passed NATO secrets to Russia.

Italian police arrested Frederico Carvalhão, a senior officer in Portugal’s SIS intelligence service, along with an alleged Russian SVR intelligence agent. However, SIS believe others helped Carvalhão extract confidential and...

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Netanyahu Turns Down French Initiative, Wants to Meet With Abbas

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 5:30pm 5/24/2016 at 5:30pm
Valls Meets Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told French Prime Minister Manuel Valls he wants to hold a one-on-one meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas instead of a multinational conference in Paris. Netanyahu thinks Abbas will use the conference as a way to ignore direct negotiations with Israel.

France has scheduled the peace talks...

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Austrian Mail-In Ballots Choose Independent Candidate For President

Van der Bellen Wins Austria
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 23, 2016 at 12:30pm 5/23/2016 at 12:30pm
Van der Bellen Wins Austria

Independent candidate Alexander Van der Bellen, backed by the Green Party, has become Austria’s new head of state. He barely beat Freedom Party candidate Norbert Hofer.

The Interior Ministry counted over 700,000 ballots, almost 12% of the country’s registered voters, to determine the winner.

Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka announced the results:

Van der Bellen...

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Russia Angry Over Ukraine’s Eurovision Win

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 2:30pm 5/15/2016 at 2:30pm
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A few Russian officials have demanded a Ukraine boycott after singer Jamala won Eurovision with her song “1944,” which is about the USSR deportation of the Crimean Tatars.

Well, maybe if Russia did not invade east Ukraine or annex Crimea, people would not hate them so much.

Jamala, a Crimean Tatar, drew inspiration ...

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U.S., Poland Officially Break Ground On New Missile Defense Site

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 6:00pm 5/14/2016 at 6:00pm
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The United States and Poland have broken ground on the site of the new defense missile site, which will probably anger Mother Russia. But what else is new?

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work tried to assure by reminding them the site will only protect NATO members:

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Russia: U.S. Missile Defense in Romania a Threat

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 13, 2016 at 10:30am 5/13/2016 at 10:30am
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The new U.S. missile defense system in Romania has sent Russia into quite a tizzy. So much so that the Kremlin mentioned nuclear war.

Andrey Kelin, a senior official in the Russian Foreign Ministry, said the actions “by NATO can only exacerbate an already difficult situation.”

Tensions

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