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2018

20

Sep

Norway officials admit they knew nothing about Libya but joined regime change efforts anyway

A new official report produced by the Norwegian government illustrates the continuing absurdity of NATO expansion and foreign adventurism in places very far away from the “North Atlantic” explicit in the name North Atlantic Treaty Organization — places like Afghanistan, Libya, Ukraine or Syria. Top Norwegian officials have now admitted they “had very limited knowledge” […]

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Country: Norway
Source: Zero Hedge

20

Sep

US terrorism report: Iran tagged as top terror sponsor

Iran remains the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, the Trump administration said Wednesday in an annual report that also highlighted another drop in terrorist attacks worldwide. The State Department’s annual survey of global terrorism accused Iran of intensifying numerous conflicts and trying to undermine governments throughout the Middle East and beyond. Iran’s “terrorist affiliates […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Indian Express , NTV

20

Sep

Journalist Dies During German Police Sweep of Hambach Forest

Hambach Forest, Germany – One person has been confirmed to have died during police operations to clear the Hambach Forest to make way for a coal mine. The injury leading to the man’s death took place Wednesday afternoon as officers were attempting to remove protesters from trees, which they had climbed to prevent them from […]

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Country: Germany
Source: France 24

19

Sep

UKIP leader Gerard Batten criticised by Nigel Farage for endorsing anti-Muslim rally

UKIP leader Gerard Batten has been criticised by Nigel Farage for endorsing an anti-Muslim rally which turned violent in Sunderland over the weekend. Gerard Batten marched alongside the Democratic Football Lads Alliance (DFLA) as they clashed with police who were barricading the march from a separate group of anti-racism protesters. Sky News was the only […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Sky News

19

Sep

African Union slams Italian official’s ‘slave’ remark

The African Union Commission has expressed dismay at the comments made by Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini at a recent conference in Vienna at which he compared African immigrants to slaves. “It is the view of the African Union that name-calling will not resolve the migration challenges facing Africa and Europe,” the African Union […]

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Country: Italy
Source: Yeni Şafak

19

Sep

German domestic intelligence head relieved of duties, but promoted

Ending an impasse in Angela Merkel’s coalition, Hans-Georg Maassen is changing jobs. The move is a compromise between Social Democrats, who demanded his removal, and conservative Interior Minister Horst Seehofer. The latest quarrel within Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government about refugee policy has ended with a somewhat surreal compromise. Hans-Georg Maassen, the under-fire head of the […]

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19

Sep

US to slash refugee admissions to historic low of 30,000, Pompeo confirms

The US will allow no more than 30,000 refugees into the country in the coming year, down by a third from last year’s cap, the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has announced. The latest cut reflects a victory by White House hardliners on immigration over both the state department and the Pentagon. When Donald Trump […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Guardian

18

Sep

Black teenager in car with his white grandmother arrested after passer-by reports robbery

The family of an African-American man in Wisconsin is threatening to sue the police department, after officers pulled over the car his grandmother and a friend were driving, then handcuffed the 18-year-old. CBS reported that officers pulled the car over on Sept. 2 after receiving a tip about a black man who was seen robbing […]

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Country: United States
Source: The Independent

17

Sep

Italian police fire Tasers on naked homeless man in Florence

Police in Italy fired a Taser on a member of the public for the first time ever this week, as a trial of the electric stun guns began in 12 different cities. The first “real-life” use was in Florence on Tuesday night, when officers fired a Taser to subdue a young man behaving aggressively in […]

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Country: Italy
Source: The Local Italy

17

Sep

Macron under fire after telling young jobseeker to ‘find work by crossing the road’

Emmanuel Macron has provoked ridicule and anger by telling an unemployed man that he could find him work “just by crossing the road”. The 25-year-old aspiring gardener complained of being unable to find a job when he spoke to the French president during a public open day at the Elysée Palace on Saturday. Mr Macron advised […]

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Country: France
Source: The Telegraph