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Right-Wing Sweden Democrats Surge in Polls Ahead of Sunday’s Vote

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Posted by    Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 3:00pm 9/6/2018 at 3:00pm
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The right-wing Sweden Democrats (SD) are surging in polls ahead of the Swedish general election on Sunday. The final YouGov poll suggests the party will win nearly 25 percent of the vote becoming the largest party in parliament, beating the ruling Social Democrats (SAP). So far, most polls show Sweden Democrats emerging...

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Germany Mulls Putting Right-wing AfD on Surveillance as Party Surges in Polls

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 11:00am 9/5/2018 at 11:00am
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After days of unrest in eastern Germany, German politicians are calling for the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) to be placed under police surveillance. In a move that is seen as precursor to a nationwide surveillance of the party, German authorities placed the youth wing of the AfD in the states of Lower Saxony and...

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Germany to Boost UNRWA Funding as US Cuts Aid

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Posted by    Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 4:00pm 9/1/2018 at 4:00pm
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As the United States ends funding for the UN’s Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), Germany is boosting the aid for the organization. Germany plans to pay a ‘substantial’ amount to offset the shortfall of estimated $217 million created by cutting of the aid by the U.S., German weekly Der...

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Iran’s Ayatollah Says Europe Can’t Save Nuclear Deal

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Posted by    Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 1:00pm 8/30/2018 at 1:00pm
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With US sanctions biting deep into Iran’s economy, country’s theocratic leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has admitted that European countries cannot to save the 2015 nuclear deal, Reuters news agency reported.

“There is no problem with negotiations and keeping contact with the Europeans, but you should give up hope on them over economic...

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Eastern Germany Hit by Riots after Deadly Stabbing Spree

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 11:00am 8/28/2018 at 11:00am
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The fatal stabbing of a German by a group of migrants has triggered riots in the eastern German city of Chemnitz. Several thousand demonstrators took to the streets on Monday night calling for an end to Chancellor Merkel’s open borders policy, media reports say.

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Germany Calls on the EU to Form a ‘Counterweight’ to the U.S.

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Posted by    Friday, August 24, 2018 at 9:00am 8/24/2018 at 9:00am
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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has laid out an ambitious plan to counter the United State at the world stage.

In an article titled “Making Plans for a New World Order,” Minister Mass talked about forming a “counterweight” to...

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German Jewish Leader Slams “Antisemitic Stereotypes” in School Textbooks

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 9:00am 8/22/2018 at 9:00am
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The head of Germany’s leading Jewish organisation criticized the use of “antisemitic stereotypes” in the school textbooks.

Josef Schuster, president of The Central Council of Jews in Germany, slammed the Germany’s schools and textbook publishers for doing too little to root out the problem. Many textbook illustrations in German textbooks resemble the...

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US Targets Chinese, Russian Firms for Breaking North Korea Sanctions

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Posted by    Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 1:00pm 8/16/2018 at 1:00pm
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The United States has imposed sanctions on Chinese and Russian companies for violating the trade restrictions on North Korea. The move highlights President Donald Trump’s strategy to keep tightening the screws on Pyongyang over its nuclear program.

The Treasury Department blacklisted a Russian port agency and two Chinese firms on Wednesday for aiding North...

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Amid Turkey’s Economic Meltdown, Erdogan Announces Boycott of US Goods

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 10:00am 8/14/2018 at 10:00am
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With the Turkish currency in free fall, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced a boycott of US-made electronic goods. Showing defiance in the wake of the recent US sanctions imposed in a dispute over the detention of an American pastor, Erdogan accused US President Donald Trump of waging “economic warfare” against the country.

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UK Politician Boris Johnson Draws Ire over Burka ‘Bank Robber’ Remark

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Posted by    Friday, August 10, 2018 at 7:00am 8/10/2018 at 7:00am
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Despite pressure from Prime Minister Theresa May and the UK Conservative Party, Britain’s former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has refused to apologise for his critical remarks about women in burkas, the full-body Islamic veil. The senior Conservative politician stirred a controversy this week after likening burka-clad women to “letter-boxes” and “bank robbers”.

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Children Raised by Islamist Families Pose ‘Threat’ to Germany, Intel Chief Warns

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 9:00am 8/7/2018 at 9:00am
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Children growing up in Islamist families in Germany pose a serious threat, warned Hans-Georg Maassen, the head of the German domestic intelligence agency (BfV), on Monday. He described the ongoing “jihadist socialization” of children as alarming and that the situation presented a significant challenge to the authorities.

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Israel, India Deepen Technology Cooperation

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Posted by    Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 1:00pm 8/5/2018 at 1:00pm
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India and Israel are cementing bilateral cooperation in technology with the launch of a $40 million joint research fund.

The ‘Israel-India Industrial R&D and Technological Innovation Fund’, or I4F as the project is formally known, was kicked off at a ceremony in India’s capital New Delhi last week.

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German Central Bank Set to Bar $400 Million Cash Delivery to Iran

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Posted by    Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 11:00am 8/2/2018 at 11:00am
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Germany’s central bank, the Bundesbank, has revised its regulations to stop Iran from withdrawing €320 million ($400 million) in cash from the country’s bank accounts. Under the new conditions, the Bundesbank can stop cash transfers that violate US Treasury sanctions, the German newspaper BILD disclosed.

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German Police: 126,000 Immigrants Set for Deportation Have ‘Disappeared’

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 11:00am 7/31/2018 at 11:00am
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An estimated 126,000 illegal immigrants set for deportation from Germany have slipped through the fingers of immigration authorities, German Federal Police office (BKA) disclosed. German police hope that some of these illegal immigrants may have voluntarily left the country, German newspaper Die Welt reported.

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Number of Islamists in Germany Reaches Record High, says Intel Report

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Posted by    Friday, July 27, 2018 at 7:00am 7/27/2018 at 7:00am
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Germany’s domestic intelligence agency, or BfV, has reported a significant rise in the number of Islamist extremists living in the country. Officially classified as Salafists, or radicalized Sunni Muslims, their numbers have reached a new all-time high according to the agency’s annual report issued on Tuesday.

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Bannon’s European Alliance Irks Germany’s Ruling Coalition

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 7:00am 7/25/2018 at 7:00am
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President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon’s plans to launch a foundation aimed at supporting populist and nationalist causes in Europe has triggered a sharp repose from Germany’s establishment politicians and the country’s mainstream media. 

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Hungary Quits UN Migration Pact, Calls it a ‘Threat to the World’

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Posted by    Friday, July 20, 2018 at 9:00am 7/20/2018 at 9:00am
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Hungary has decided to quit the United Nations migration pact ahead of its final approval. Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto slammed the UN-backed accord as a “threat to the world” and “entirely against” his country’s national interests.

“This document is entirely against Hungary’s security interests,” he said. “This pact poses a threat...

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