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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

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 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

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

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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Anti-Brexit scaremongering fail: Australia Seeks Free Trade Talks with UK

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jul/17/australia-eager-to-start-free-trade-talks-with-britain
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 8:00pm 7/17/2016 at 8:00pm
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jul/17/australia-eager-to-start-free-trade-talks-with-britain

The Brexit vote that resulted in David Cameron stepping down has also prompted a range of apocolyptic fear-mongering that British trade would collapse.

In fact, numerous countries are beginning to explore free trade deals with Britain after its EU exit.  With the 2019 date for Britain’s exit from the EU looming, the...

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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

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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Obama Wants NATO to Remain Tough With Russia, Promises 1,000 Troops

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 8, 2016 at 4:30pm 7/8/2016 at 4:30pm

President Barack Obama wants NATO to “stand firm” against Russia until the Kremlin has fully complied with ceasefire agreements in east Ukraine.

He also promised 1,000 troops to Poland for extra security:

“In Warsaw, we must reaffirm our determination — our duty under Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty — to defend...

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NATO Plans Unity, Baltic Force at Warsaw Summit

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 4:00pm 7/7/2016 at 4:00pm

NATO will meet in Warsaw to show unity against Russia and approve a Baltic force, but the Brexit referendum could take center stage as some believe a weaker European Union means a weaker NATO.

Poland always wanted a NATO summit, especially since Russia has flexed its muscles. But unfortunately, the Brexit referendum...

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Theresa May, Andrea Leadsom Face Off For Prime Minister Post

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 2:30pm 7/7/2016 at 2:30pm

The United Kingdom will have its second female prime minister after David Cameron resigned when the kingdom voted to leave the European Union.

The second ballot pushed Home Secretary Theresa May and Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom to the front. Justice Secretary Michael Gove came in third, thus eliminating him from the race.

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Germany Adds Stricter Rape Laws After Migrant Attacks

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 1:00pm 7/7/2016 at 1:00pm

Believe it or not, Germany never had decent rape laws until now. It took numerous rapes and sexual assaults for the country to establish a “No means No” law.

Now a woman can claim she was raped even if she did not fight...

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German Activist Lied About Rapists to Avoid Fueling Racism

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 3:00pm 7/6/2016 at 3:00pm

German activist Selin Gören said she lied to the police about her attackers because she did not want racists to use her story as an excuse to keep out refugees.

The men attacked the spokeswoman for Linksjugend Solid, a left-wing German youth organization, at a playground late at night in Mannheim. She...

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40 Reports of Rape and Groping at Swedish Music Festival

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 4:00pm 7/5/2016 at 4:00pm

The Swedish police face over 40 reports of rape and sexual assault at two music festivals over the weekend in Karlstad and Norrköping.

The police have identified seven suspects described as “foreign young men.”

The victims are mostly under 18-years-old with three under 15. The youngest victim is only 12-years-old.

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After Brexit, Top EU bureaucrat wants a ‘European Government’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 9:00am 7/5/2016 at 9:00am

“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” Chicago Mayor and long-time Obama confidant Rahm Emanuel once said. Despite being rejected by the UK voters in the last month’s referendum, top bureaucrats running the European Union want to do precisely that. Since Brexit results, they have unveiled plans to...

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Democrats’ Proposed Platform Plank Smacks Climate Change Skeptics

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 4, 2016 at 3:00pm 7/4/2016 at 3:00pm

I have been following the antics of “AG’s United for Clean Power,” a group of Democratic states attorneys general spearheaded by former Vice President Al Gore, who are threatening Big Oil and climate change skeptics with racketeering statutes. Despite scholarly reminders of this tactics’ obvious constitutional abuses and outcries from proponents of...

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Austrian Presidential Election Overturned

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 8:30pm 7/2/2016 at 8:30pm

Austria’s highest court ruled for a do-over of the presidential election runoff after it found discrepancies in the mail ballots.

The mail-in ballots made former Green Party chief Alexander Van der Bellen president with 50.3% of the vote over Freedom Party candidate Norbert Hofer.

Constitutional Court head Gerhart Holzinger said the court noted...

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That Time the European Union Tried to Ban Cinnamon Buns

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 1, 2016 at 1:00pm 7/1/2016 at 1:00pm

As more information is revealed about the extent of European Union regulatory inanity in the wake of the #Brexit victory, the more the Leave voters have been vindicated.

Kemberlee blogged that EU regulations were set to ban traditional tea kettles and toasters that are essential appliances in the British kitchen. In 2013, the bureaucrats...

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Brexit Triggers “Patriotic Spring” in Europe, Now Netherlands Wants Nexit

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 11:30am 6/30/2016 at 11:30am

The result of the last week’s UK referendum has come as a boost to popular movements across Europe. Arguably the Europe’s most articulate proponent of the anti-EU movement, Netherland’s Geert Wilders has called for a Dutch referendum on EU membership following the British vote. Wilders, leader and founder of Dutch Party for Freedom (PVV), said...

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David Cameron to Jeremy Corbyn: “For Heaven’s Sake, Man. GO!”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 1:30pm 6/29/2016 at 1:30pm

British Prime Minister David Cameron told Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn to leave his post, a day after his party passed a no confidence motion against him.

“It might be my party’s interest for him to sit there, it’s not in the national interest and I would say, for heaven’s sake, man,...

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