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After Humiliating Election Defeat, Merkel Doubles Down on Open Borders

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 10:00am 9/6/2016 at 10:00am
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel suffered a devastating defeat in her own home turf as voters in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern rejected her open-door immigration policy. The otherwise tame German press was scrambling to find the right words to describe Merkel’s latest defeat, with the leading German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung calling it to the...

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Polish Official: Brexit May Prompt Other Countries to Leave EU

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 4, 2016 at 10:30am 9/4/2016 at 10:30am
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Brexit has caused quite the kerfuffle among the countries of the European Union (EU), and amid the dire warnings of lasting DOOOM!, the Polish Finance Minister notes that Brexit shows that the EU is not the only option for the nations of Europe.

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The U.K.’s Brexit vote may have changed attitudes...

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Silicon Valley Asks Netherlands to Resist EU Tax Crackdown

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 4:30pm 8/31/2016 at 4:30pm

Tuesday, the EU told Ireland it must force Apple to pay back $14.5 billion in unpaid taxes, drawing anger from both sides since the ruling could harm future investments. In light of that, other situations involving the EU and US companies have come to the forefront again.

The Dutch press printed a...

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EU Forces Ireland to Collect $14.6 Billion From Apple in Unpaid Taxes

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 1:30pm 8/30/2016 at 1:30pm

The EU alleges that Ireland gave Apple, an American company, sweet deals in order to bring jobs to the island.

On Tuesday morning, the EU antitrust enforcer ordered Apple to pay 13 billion euros ($14.6 billion) in unpaid taxes in the biggest tax ruling in EU history.

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Report: UK PM To Trigger #Brexit Without Parliamentary Vote

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 12:30pm 8/27/2016 at 12:30pm

Despite concerns that Prime Minister Theresa May will not uphold the June 23rd Brexit vote, it doesn’t look like she is willing to let a three-ring circus develop in which protesters tout bogus climate change links to Brexit or equally bogus claims of economic doom.

The Telegraph is reporting that she will...

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Report: Brexit May Not Happen Until 2019

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 15, 2016 at 12:00pm 8/15/2016 at 12:00pm

The Sunday Times has reported that Brexit may not happen until the end of 2019, a full year after the government hoped it would occur. These sources said Prime Minister Theresa May’s “new Brexit and international trade departments will not be ready.”

The French and German elections may have a hand in...

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Germany Ponders a Burqa Ban, Loosen Medical Privacy Protection

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 4:00pm 8/10/2016 at 4:00pm

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has proposed a ban on burqas due to the numerous terrorist attacks along with pushing officials “to speed up deportations of rejected asylum applicants and loosen privacy protections.”

The proposal also states that doctors “would have to inform the authorities if they become suspicious that a patient was...

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Erdogan Supports Return of Death Penalty

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 8, 2016 at 2:00pm 8/8/2016 at 2:00pm

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced at a rally that he would approve the death penalty if parliament votes to bring it back:

“If the parliament accepts the reintroduction of death penalty, I will accept it,” he told the crowd, adding that the death penalty exists in the U.S., Japan and “many...

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Belgium Opens Terrorism Investigation Into Machete Attack

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 8, 2016 at 12:30pm 8/8/2016 at 12:30pm
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Turkey: Ambassador Purge Next, Reports of Detainees Being Raped, Tortured

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 25, 2016 at 4:00pm 7/25/2016 at 4:00pm

Turkey continues to purge people after a failed coup two weeks ago. Authorities said ambassadors are next while Amnesty International reported authorities have raped and tortured the detainees already behind bars.

Turkey blames the Gülen Movement and have said everyone purged has connections to the group. Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said they...

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Germany: Syrian Refugee Pledged Allegiance to Islamic State

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 25, 2016 at 11:30am 7/25/2016 at 11:30am

Two Syrians in Germany attacked innocent civilians on Sunday. One killed a pregnant woman with a machete while the other detonated a bomb outside of a music festival.

The bomber recently pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, which has led authorities to call it a terrorist attack. Authorities call...

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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

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 8:00pm 7/17/2016 at 8:00pm

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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