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Estonia

2019

16

Jan

Macron may try migrant quotas to placate far-right as Yellow Vest weekly protests roll on

Emmanuel Macron has suggested discussing the introduction of immigration quotas in nationwide debates that begin today in an attempt to end weekly anti-government protests by France’s “yellow vest” movement. The centrist president will launch the first debate in Grand Bourgtheroulde, a small Normandy community emblematic of the “forgotten France” of the grassroots protest movement. The […]

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Country: France
Source: Euro News , National Post

16

Jan

Extreme-right wing of Germany’s AfD placed under surveillance

Germany’s domestic intelligence agency is to begin monitoring elements of the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD), placing particular focus on Björn Höcke, a nationalist agitator considered one of the driving forces in a move to take the party towards the extreme right. The BfV said it would also be keeping the party’s youth wing, Young […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Sputnik , The Guardian

16

Jan

U.S. police arrest journalist working for Iran’s state TV

U.S. police have arrested an American-born journalist working for Iran’s English-language Press TV, the state-run broadcaster reported on Wednesday. It said Marziyeh Hashemi was arrested at St. Louis Lambert International Airport on Sunday and was being held in custody in Washington DC. No formal charges had been made against her. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) […]

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Country: United States
Source: Dünya Bülteni , Reuters

15

Jan

Turkish lawyer who took up case against neo-Nazis faces new threats

Just as Germany closes a chapter in the National Socialist Underground (NSU) saga, a new incident shows the far-right threat is far from over in the country. Seda Başay Yıldız, a German lawyer of Turkish origin for victims of the NSU gang, received a fax, this time signed “NSU 2.0,” containing insults and death threats, […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Amerika'nın Sesi , DS

15

Jan

Greek teachers clash with police for second time

Primary school teachers clashed with riot police in Athens on Monday for the second time in under a week, during a protest against government plans to change public sector hirings. The violence broke out when protesting teachers, who are on a 24-hour strike, tried to break a police cordon next to parliament. Some demonstrators hurled […]

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Country: Greece
Source: Sputnik , Reuters

15

Jan

Rome mayor, Catholic Church in row over Trevi Fountain coins

The mayor of Rome, Virginia Raggi, has decided to take control of the 1.5 million euros ($1.7m) that tourists toss into the Italian capital city’s iconic Trevi Fountain while making a wish. The decision has triggered a dispute between the city council and the Roman Catholic Church since the money so far was used by a […]

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Country: Italy
Source: Haber Türk , Aljazeera

15

Jan

Steve King stripped of committee posts after “white nationalist” comments

House Republicans formally stripped Representative Steve King of all committee assignments on Monday night, days after the Iowa Republican drew criticism for yet another controversial and racially charged comment. In an interview with the New York Times published last week, King rhetorically said “white nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT Haber , The Guardian

14

Jan

Italian school suspends Arabic and Islamic courses amid reaction from central-right

The Arabic and Islamic courses planned to be taught in a school in northern Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region were suspended after receiving reaction from anti-immigrant and central-right parties, local media outlets reported Saturday. Emilia-Romagna Regional Assembly Member of the ruling anti-immigration League party Stefano Bargi and a deputy from the party, Guglielmo Golinelli opposed the course […]

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Country: Italy
Source: BBC , Daily Sabah

14

Jan

US approved thousands of child bride requests over past decade

Thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United States were approved over the past decade, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. In one case, a 49-year-old man applied for admission for a 15-year-old girl. The approvals are legal: The Immigration and Nationality Act […]

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Country: United States
Source: Sputnik , USA Today

11

Jan

Austria’s Post Office under fire over sharing data on political allegiances

Austria’s national post office found itself under fire on Tuesday for collecting and selling information about customers’ political allegiances in what privacy campaigners say bears similarities to the Facebook data-sharing scandal. According to the investigative journalism website Addendum, the Austrian Post sold the names, addresses, age and gender of around three million customers to other companies for […]

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Country: Austria
Source: The Local