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Migrant Crisis Update: “No End in Sight” to Influx

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 7:11pm 9/27/2015 at 7:11pm

When the migrant crisis in Europe first broke into the American media, many analysts compared it to the outpouring of refugees following other high-profile (and particularly violent) conflicts in places like Vietnam and the former Yugoslavia. They struggled to find a benchmark; but as the migrants continued to come, the numbers...

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Is Migrant Crisis leading Balkans into another civil war?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at 11:35am 9/22/2015 at 11:35am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s grandstanding might have secured her accolades from the German left or bolstered her chances for the Nobel Peace Prize, but her moves have also mobilized millions of migrants from Middle East and North Africa towards Europe that now not only threaten European Union’s integrity, but could also...

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Get ready for 85,000 refugees in 2016

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 21, 2015 at 8:30am 9/21/2015 at 8:30am

John Kerry said in a statement Sunday that President Obama plans to increase the number of refugees allowed into the United States.

Currently, the United States grants 70,000 refugee visas per year. Under the new plan, 85,000 refugees will be granted access to the US in 2016, up to a grand...

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Tsipras, Greek Left Wing Return to Power

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 7:00pm 9/20/2015 at 7:00pm

Alexis Tsipras overcame fierce yet concentrated opposition from the Greek anti-austerity movement this Sunday as voters returned his far-left Syriza party to power.

With just 25% of the vote in, the election was called for Syriza, causing the right-wing New Democracy party...

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Assad Lashes Out at Western Powers as Migrant Crisis Intensifies

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 3:42pm 9/16/2015 at 3:42pm

Russia has been an important ally of Syria’s during the Assad regime’s four year struggle to maintain its hold on power. Moscow recently strengthened its support for the flailing Syrian military, and on Wednesday, Russian media broadcast a roundtable-style interview with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in which Assad placed the blame...

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Refugee Crisis Update: Hungary Under Fire Over Sealed Borders

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 6:17pm 9/15/2015 at 6:17pm

Officials in Hungary are fielding criticism after authorities declared a state of crisis all along the country’s southern border with Serbia. The border is now sealed, which means that migrants caught crossing into Hungary are doing so illegally; so far officials have detained 60 people, with more arrests expected. The state...

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Stop and Go: Germany Resumes Train Access for Asylum Seekers

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 14, 2015 at 11:40am 9/14/2015 at 11:40am

This weekend, Germany instituted controls at its border with Austria in an attempt to stem the flow of refugees into the country. They halted all inbound trains, and deployed riot police at entry points as officials attempted to maintain order; only those with “valid travel documents” were allowed to enter the...

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Migrant Crisis Update: Hungary Busing Thousands to Border

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 10:00am 9/5/2015 at 10:00am

Thousands of asylum seekers have flooded Hungary’s borders, seeking safe passage into western Europe and away from crises in places like Syria, Eritrea, and Somalia. This mass migration, however, has caused its own crisis. The European Union wasn’t ready for such a rapid and intense saturation of migrants, and the continent...

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Migrant Crisis Spiraling as Eurozone Debates New Policies

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 31, 2015 at 4:15pm 8/31/2015 at 4:15pm

In early August, Europe’s migrant crisis was thrown into full relief when the French port city of Calais became overrun by migrants hoping to cross the English Channel into the United Kingdom. Thousands of migrants, coming mostly from Syria, Eritrea, Somalia and Afghanistan, crowded the port, and things quickly became...

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“Popular Unity” party splits from far-leftists in Greek political meltdown

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 24, 2015 at 1:03pm 8/24/2015 at 1:03pm

Greece’s wild ride through the wake of the Eurozone mega-bailout continued to bounce along today as far-left lawmakers split off from the (already far-left) Syriza party to form their own rebel faction.

Former energy minister Panagiotis Lafazanis and his fellow malcontents now have three days to bolster the new Popular Unity...

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Greek Prime Minister resigns, calls early election

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 21, 2015 at 10:00am 8/21/2015 at 10:00am

Greece received the first chunk of its multibillion euro bailout package yesterday—to the tune of 13 billion euros—but all is not well in Athens.

Political opposition to the harsh austerity terms laid out by Eurozone creditors has caused a revolt in the far-left Syriza party and prompted Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to...

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The Invasion of Greece

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 10, 2015 at 5:30pm 8/10/2015 at 5:30pm

The migrant crisis in Europe has now reached historic proportions. Unwilling to secure EU’s borders and coastline, the European leaders have surrounded their foreign policy to human traffickers and people smugglers. Among all the EU member states, Greece has been worst hit by the influx of migrants on its shores. According to United Nation’s figures,...

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Hungary gets tough on mass immigration, builds border fence

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 12:00pm 8/6/2015 at 12:00pm

Common sense is a rare commodity in Brussels (the seat of European Union’s bureaucracy) when it comes to tackling the issue of mass immigration. The number of immigrants entering the European Union by land and sea has risen drastically in 2015. According to the UN, 153,000 migrants have crossed into Europe so...

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Calais overrun by migrants and strikers

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 6:00pm 8/1/2015 at 6:00pm

While American activists languished in the debris of their Cecil the Lion meltdown/manhunt, people in Calais have been dealing with a perfect storm of union strikes, stampeding migrants, and a resulting travel standstill.

Much has been made of the inconvenience to Brits attempting to cross the English Channel for a summer holiday,...

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Fighting The Coming EU Economic War Against Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 2:45pm 7/30/2015 at 2:45pm

The Security Subcommittee of The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing on July 28, 2015, on The Impact of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement

The Tower has a write up on the full scope of the hearing.

In a prior post, we featured the testimony of Daniel Birnbaum,...

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GREEK REFERENDUM RESULTS LIVE – Overwhelming Rejection

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 2:47pm 7/5/2015 at 2:47pm
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Live Video and Twitter feeds at bottom of post.

The initial results from the referendum on Greece whether to agree to an austerity plan are pointing to a huge “No” vote.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

A first official projection of Greece’s referendum outcome, based on early counting, said that at least 61% of...

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Greece misses IMF deadline, signals impending default

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 11:30am 7/1/2015 at 11:30am

What was once considered unthinkable has now happened. Having missed the June 30th deadline for payment on its debt, the country of Greece has effectively defaulted. This is going to have a considerable effect on the

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