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Trump critics lash out at “Muslim electronics” flight ban, but other countries following suit

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 1:52pm 3/21/2017 at 1:52pm
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The Department of Homeland Security has banned electronics larger than a smart phone on flights from eight countries: Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. Officials said the ban comes from intelligence about terrorism risks:

“We’re concerned about ongoing interest in targeting commercial aviation,” a DHS...

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Germany: Merkel’s Challenger Schulz Kicks Off Campaign By Bashing Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 7:00am 3/21/2017 at 7:00am
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s challenger, Social Democratic Party’s (SPD) candidate Martin Schulz kicked off his election campaign by bashing U.S. President Donald Trump. Schulz denounced, what he called, U.S. President’s “misogynistic, anti-democratic and racist” rhetoric. These latest comments follow SPD candidate’s earlier remarks in January when he called President Trump “un-American”.

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Theresa May’s Brexit Plan Moves Forward

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 20, 2017 at 2:30pm 3/20/2017 at 2:30pm
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British Prime Minister Theresa May will activate Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to start the Brexit process on March 29, which will start the two year negotiations for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. From The London Times:

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Turkish President to Turks in Europe: “Have five children, not three. You are Europe’s future”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 11:30am 3/18/2017 at 11:30am

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an Islamist, is in a fight with the Netherlands, as we reported the other day.

Erdogan is pushing for the large Turkish immigrant population in Europe, who can vote in Turkish elections, to support his referendum to expand his powers and further entrench his authoritarian rule....

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Dutch Election: Geert Wilders’ Party Places Second

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 8:30am 3/16/2017 at 8:30am
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According to final vote count tallies, Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s centre-right VVD has scored a commanding lead over his main rival Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party (PVV).

With 95 percent of votes counted, PM Rutte’s VVD won 33 seats in the 150-place legislature, down from 41 at the last vote in 2012. Wilders came second with 20...

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EU Court Allows Employers to Ban Islamic Headscarves

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 2:30pm 3/14/2017 at 2:30pm
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The top European Union court has ruled that employers can ban the Islamic headscarf from the workplace. From the BBC:

The European Court of Justice (ECJ), ruled on Tuesday morning that employers are allowed to ban workers from the “visible wearing of any political, philosophical or religious sign” including headscarves.

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Scotland May Seek New Independence Referendum

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 13, 2017 at 11:30am 3/13/2017 at 11:30am
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As Brexit looms around the United Kingdom, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced she may ask for approval to have another independence referendum. From CNN:

Sturgeon said it was clear that the UK was heading for a “hard Brexit” to the detriment...

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Rioting by Turks in Rotterdam may sway Dutch election towards Geert Wilders

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 7:30am 3/12/2017 at 7:30am
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A diplomatic dispute between the Netherlands and Turkey has led to rioting by Turks in Rotterdam and a diplomatic crisis that could influence the Dutch elections that are just a few days away.

Thousands of Turkish immigrants rioted in the streets of Rotterdam early Sunday following the Dutch government’s decision to bar...

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Dutch Election: Geert Wilders Suspends Campaigning After Major Security Breach

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 24, 2017 at 8:35am 2/24/2017 at 8:35am
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With less than 3 weeks before Dutch Election, Frontrunner Geert Wilders has suspended his campaign after a major security breach.

A Moroccan-origin Dutch police officer working on Wilders security detail was arrested for passing on his movements to Moroccan criminal gangs. Wilders, campaigning on the promises of de-Islamising the Netherlands and taking the country...

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Swiss Police Raid Mosque and Homes, Arrest Suspected ISIS Terrorist

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 1:00pm 2/23/2017 at 1:00pm
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Wednesday, Swiss Police raided a mosque and several houses in search of terrorists belonging to Islamic State. Around one hundred law enforcement officers were involved in the counter-terrorism operation carried out in the Italian-speaking region of Ticino. Police arrested two Islamists of Turkish origin, including a recruiter for Islamic State.

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Pence Backs NATO, Shows Total Support for Ukraine

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 6:00pm 2/18/2017 at 6:00pm

Vice President Mike Pence attended the Munich Security Conference in Germany where he told Europe that America will stand behind its NATO allies. Pence also met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to assure him that America remains committed to Ukraine and that Russia upholds the Minsk Agreement.

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UK Speaker Bercow Voted Remain in Brexit Vote

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 13, 2017 at 3:00pm 2/13/2017 at 3:00pm

Uh oh. UK Parliament Speaker John Bercow has found himself in deeper water after he revealed to students that he voted for the UK to remain in the European Union on the Brexit vote. From The Telegraph:

His fresh comments appear to breach the convention that Speakers of the House of Commons...

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Avalanche Kills Four in France at Ski Resort

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 13, 2017 at 12:00pm 2/13/2017 at 12:00pm

An avalanche has killed at least four people in France at the Tignes ski resort in the French Alps. From Sky News:

Five people remain trapped beneath the 400-metre-wide snowslide which hit an off-piste slope known as Toviere, near the ski resort of Tignes, close to the Italian border.

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ISIS Using Child Recruits to Pose as Refugees Entering Europe, UK-Think Tank

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 12:00pm 2/9/2017 at 12:00pm
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Right after the Paris attacks of November 2015 that killed 128 people, President Obama scoffed at Republicans for being “scared of widows and orphans coming into the United States of America.”

But just because those “clinging to their guns and religion”  — to use another of Obama’s expression– might be skeptical of...

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UK Supreme Court Says Parliament Must Vote to Start Brexit

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 11:30am 1/24/2017 at 11:30am

The UK Supreme Court has decided that parliament must decide if the government can start the Brexit process. The ruling also stated that the “Scottish Parliament and Welsh and Northern Ireland assemblies did not need a say.”

Prime Minister Theresa may cannot begin talks with European Union (EU) leaders until parliament votes....

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German police helpless, as Arab street gangs enforce no-go-areas

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Despite Merkel government’s all-out effort to prevent the breakdown of law and order in German cites ahead of the New Year’s Eve, wide cracks are appearing in country’s police preparedness.

What reads much like a dispatch from a lost battlefront, the union of police officers in the eastern German state of Thuringa has penned an ...

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Report: 1,750 ISIS Jihadists in Europe for Attacks

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 9, 2016 at 1:00pm 12/9/2016 at 1:00pm

EU counter-terrorism coordinator Gilles de Kerchove will tell the EU interior ministers on Friday that experts have found 1,750 ISIS jihadists have come back to Europe to perform terrorist attacks:

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