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Austria Won’t Sign UN Migration Pact, Vows to ‘Defend National Sovereignty’

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Posted by    Friday, November 2, 2018 at 7:00am 11/2/2018 at 7:00am
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Austria has decided to follow the United States and Hungary in pulling out of the United Nations migration pact that is set to be ratified in December.

The Austrian government was pulling out of the UN-sponsored pact to “defend its national sovereignty,” local news reports

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Merkel to Quit Party Leadership After Key Losses in State Elections

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Posted by    Monday, October 29, 2018 at 1:00pm 10/29/2018 at 1:00pm
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced she will step down as leader of her Christian Democratic party (CDU) after massive losses in Sunday’s election in the key German state of Hesse. Germany’s ruling CDU suffered a second electoral drubbing in almost a fortnight, after voters in Bavaria and Hesse abandoned the party...

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India Signs $777 Million Missile Defense Deal with Israel

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Posted by    Friday, October 26, 2018 at 7:00am 10/26/2018 at 7:00am
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India has signed a $777 million missile defense deal with Israel, Indian newspapers report. State-owned Israel Aerospace Industries  (IAI) will supply Long-Range Surface-to-Air Missiles (LR-SAM) for the Indian Navy.

The deal is another milestone in Israel-India defense cooperation. Barak 8, as the missile defense system is known, is a joint venture of IAI and India’s defense...

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Top Chinese Bank to Halt Iranian Payments Ahead of US Deadline

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 9:00am 10/24/2018 at 9:00am
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A leading Chinese bank, which acted as the main conduit for payments to Iran, is halting financial transactions with the Islamic Republic, Reuters news agency reports. The state-owned Bank of Kunlun’s decision was made “under pressure” of impending U.S. sanctions due to take effect early November, news reports disclose.

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Poland Signs US Gas Deal to Ease Dependence on Russia

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Posted by    Friday, October 19, 2018 at 7:00am 10/19/2018 at 7:00am
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Poland has signed a long-term gas deal to buy natural gas from the United States to ease its reliance on Moscow.

Polish state-run energy company PGNiG signed a 20-year supply contract with Louisiana-based Venture Global LNG. “Today we can fulfill our efforts to improve the sovereignty, security, and competitiveness of our gas sector,” Polish...

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Germany: Cologne Train Station Hostage-Taker Linked to Islamic State

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 11:00am 10/16/2018 at 11:00am
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German police are carrying out raids in connection with yesterday’s attack at a Cologne central train station.

On Monday afternoon, Special Forces stormed the station compound after an Arabic-speaking man, claiming allegiance to...

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UK Supreme Court Sides with Christian Bakers in ‘Gay Cake’ Case

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Posted by    Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 12:00pm 10/11/2018 at 12:00pm
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The UK Supreme Court has ruled in favor of two Christian bakers who refused to bake a cake iced with the slogan “support gay marriage.” In a unanimous ruling, the five member Supreme Court bench reversed the previous rulings, upholding a business owners’ right to freedom of expression and conscience.

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Le Pen, Salvini Form ‘Freedom Front’ Ahead of EU Elections

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 7:00am 10/10/2018 at 7:00am
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France’s nationalist politician Marine Le Pen and Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini have announced plans to create a “Freedom Front” electoral coalition ahead of next year’s European parliamentary vote. Speaking with Le Pen at a press conference on Monday, Salvini called for a “common sense revolution” to defeat EU’s political elite in the May...

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Spain Dismantles Islamic State Network Spanning 17 Prisons

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Posted by    Friday, October 5, 2018 at 7:50am 10/5/2018 at 7:50am
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The authorities in Spain have dismantled a secret network belonging to the Islamic State spanning across 17 prisons. According to the police sources, ISIS operatives had formed a ‘prison front’ to recruit and indoctrinate potential jihadists inside the country’s prison system.

Police identified some 25 inmates suspected of running the ring, many...

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Germany to Extradite Iranian Diplomat over Terror Plot

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 1:00pm 10/2/2018 at 1:00pm
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A German court has ordered the extradition of an Iranian diplomat suspected of involvement in a bomb plot over to Belgium, German media reported. Assadollah Assadi, a diplomat posted to Vienna, was arrested by German police in early July for planning an attack on an Iranian opposition rally in France.

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UK Labour Leader Corbyn Vows to Recognize Palestinian State if Elected

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Posted by    Friday, September 28, 2018 at 11:00am 9/28/2018 at 11:00am
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Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the British opposition Labour Party, said on Wednesday that he will recognize “the state of Palestine” should the party win the next general election. “In order to help make the two-state settlement a reality we will recognize a Palestinian state as soon as we take office,” Corbyn...

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Czech Republic Remains Closed to Economic Migrants, PM tells EU

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 12:00pm 9/25/2018 at 12:00pm
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Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis told the European Union that his country will not take another economic migrant. Refusing to submit to the EU’s demand to accept immigrants crossing into European outer borders, the Czech Prime Minister refused to acknowledge any responsibility for foreign migrants. “I went into politics mainly to look after...

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UK Islamist Groups ‘Weaponizing’ Islamophobia to Silence Critics, Counter-Extremism Tsar Says

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Posted by    Friday, September 21, 2018 at 11:00am 9/21/2018 at 11:00am
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Islamist groups in Britain are “weaponizing” Islamophobia to silence legitimate criticism of Radical Islam, the country’s counter-extremism tsar warned.

The UK-based Muslim extremist groups “and their sympathisers weaponise Islamophobia in an attempt to shut down legitimate debate about Islamic extremism while undermining the general struggle against anti-Muslim hatred,” Sara Khan, head of the UK...

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Chancellor Merkel to Fire Intel Chief: German Media Reports

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 11:00am 9/18/2018 at 11:00am
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Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to fire Germany’s intelligence chief Hans-Georg Maassen after he refuted her claims of right-wing “mobs” chasing migrants during the late August demonstrations in the eastern German city of Chemnitz, German newspaper Die Welt reported.

“We have video recordings of [people] hunting down others, of unruly assemblies, and...

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India Cuts Iranian Oil Imports Ahead of November Deadline

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Posted by    Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 12:00pm 9/16/2018 at 12:00pm
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India, the second biggest oil customer for Iran, has begun cutting Iranian crude oil imports ahead of the November deadline set by the Trump administration, Indian newspapers report. The United States is expected to impose a fresh round of crippling sanction on Tehran in early November, targeting the country’s oil industry...

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European Union Parliament Votes to Sanction Hungary Due to ‘Breaches of the EU’s Core Values’

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Posted by    Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 11:00am 9/13/2018 at 11:00am
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The European Union parliament has overwhelmingly voted to censure Hungary over alleged “breaches of the EU’s core values.” The vote triggered the “Article 7” procedure of the EU constitution, paving the wave for economic sanctions and other punishing measures.

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Sweden Faces Deadlock as Nationalist Party Gains in Sunday’s Elections

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Posted by    Monday, September 10, 2018 at 4:00pm 9/10/2018 at 4:00pm
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Sweden faces political impasse after ruling left-wing coalition and the opposition center-right alliance failed to win a clear majority in Sunday’s election. The biggest winner of the night was the nationalist party, the Swedish Democrats, who won 18 percent of the vote, compared to 12 percent in the 2014 elections.

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