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UK: Last Call for Boris Johnson's Brexit Bus

Fri, 2019-10-18 14:00
Having put everything on the line by staking his reputation and premiership in defiance of his detractors' shameless cynicism, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson seems to be energised by the new Brexit deal. With a bit of luck, his tenacity might just
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Who Gets Blamed if ISIS Fighters Come Back?

Fri, 2019-10-18 11:00
US President Donald Trump personally made a number of appeals to European leaders requesting they do more to take responsibility for their ISIS-affiliated nationals... the Europeans refused to budge, arguing that having them return home would increase
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Why Are Palestinians 'Disappearing' in Saudi Arabia?

Thu, 2019-10-17 11:00
The Geneva-based Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor (Euro-Med), a youth-led independent organization that advocates for human rights across Europe and the Middle East, said it has collected names of about 60 Palestinians detained by the Saudi
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Greece: Reminding the New Government Why It Was Elected

Thu, 2019-10-17 10:00
A press report on September 24 revealed that Greece's National Intelligence Service is investigating five Greek NGOs operating in tandem with Turkish intelligence agencies and people-smugglers to transport illegal immigrants to the Greek islands.
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How Erdogan Planned This Ethnic Cleansing All Along

Wed, 2019-10-16 11:00
As the Voice of America itself reported on January 23, Erdogan's plan was to resettle three million or more refugees from other parts of Syria in this "security zone" extending twenty miles deep into Syria. Twenty miles may not sound much, but – the VOA
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Turkey, Russia, Iran: Filling the Vacuum

Wed, 2019-10-16 10:00
The U.S. Congress is looking to push back against Erdogan's brazen foray into northeastern Syria. For months, there has been a bi-partisan effort on Capitol Hill to convince the Trump administration to implement sanctions on Turkey in the wake of its
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Terror Attacks in France: A Culture of Denial

Tue, 2019-10-15 11:00
This latest attack also demonstrates how inadequately prepared France is to tackle the problem. The murderer was not just any civil servant: his security clearance allowed him to have access to sensitive files such as the personal details of police
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Bolton's Purge, Trump's Obama Moments

Tue, 2019-10-15 10:00
In Syria, however, President Trump, like Obama earlier, seems not to have realized that when the U.S. withdraws, its enemies advance and fill the vacuum. "I would describe myself as pro-American," Bolton said. "The greatest hope for freedom for mankind
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How Terrible Does Turkey Have to Get?

Mon, 2019-10-14 11:00
So where is this "economic devastation" against Turkey? Or does that make two promises that the U.S. has not kept? Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has been threatening to flood Europe with more refugees. "We will open the gates and send 3.6
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Climate's "Extinction Rebellion" and the Child Stalking Horse

Mon, 2019-10-14 10:00
Their "cause", right or wrong, seems to be what matters. Even as they are cheered along by doting parents, political agitators and junk science, the sad fact remains that solar flares -- apparently the leading cause of climate change -- do not award
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France: More Death to Free Speech

Sun, 2019-10-13 11:00
Defending someone who is accused of being a "racist" implies the risk of being accused of being a "racist" too. Intellectual terror reigns in France. France is moving from a "muzzled press to a muzzling press that destroys free speech". — Alain
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Christians in Burkina Faso: "A Fight for Survival"

Sun, 2019-10-13 10:00
"In the middle of the night, you must go and listen to sermons. You're forbidden to criticize them. Women have to cover their heads. There's no talk of cigarettes, alcohol or music, no celebrations ... If you smoke, at first they just tell you not to.
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ISIS's Turkish Homecoming

Sat, 2019-10-12 11:00
It is, therefore, the epitome of hypocrisy for Mr Erdogan to offer to take responsibility for the ISIS fighters being held in Kurdish-run detention camps... If that really were to happen, and the ISIS captives were repatriated to Turkey, it would, for
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France's Homegrown Terrorism

Fri, 2019-10-11 11:00
French police investigating a woman for suspected ties to ISIS discovered a USB drive that contained personal details, including home addresses, of thousands of French police officials. Who provided that information? "In the street, veiled women and men
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China: Modern Blueprint for Global Power

Fri, 2019-10-11 10:00
President Xi Jinping's doctrine includes rejecting as illegitimate any "unequal treaties" forced on China by Euro-Atlantic powers, such as Great Britain's imposition of the McMahon Line, which awarded to the British Crown Colony of India hundreds of
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Turkey Flooding Europe with Migrants

Thu, 2019-10-10 11:00
The Greek government has said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan personally controls the migration flows to Greece and turns them on and off to extract more money and other political concessions from the European Union. In recent months, the
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Boris Johnson's Bold Brexit Proposal

Thu, 2019-10-10 10:30
It must be acknowledged that Johnson's proposal for a replacement Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland has evident merits. But if EU leaders do agree – even against expectations – that Johnson's proposal is the way forward, why rush to complete all the
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Iran: Acting to Make Trump a One-Term President

Thu, 2019-10-10 10:00
The second initiative in which the Iranian government is engaged is to increase tensions in the region, destabilize the region, target the global energy market, cause oil and gas prices to increase, and then blame all these problems on the Trump
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UK: New Subversive "Guidance" for Journalists

Wed, 2019-10-09 11:00
Policy Exchange's report on the leaked guidance gives rise for concern. In the words of the report, the guidance, "seems designed to bind the hands of UK newspapers when it comes to reporting on stories relating to Islam and Muslims – with potentially
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The UK Supreme Court's Judgment on Johnson's Prorogation

Wed, 2019-10-09 10:00
After Johnson's advocate lost the argument on a crucial point, the likely Judgment of the Court was evident. Surprising, at most, was that all eleven judges unanimously backed it. A ComRes poll has found that interviewees agreed 50% to 29% (with 21%
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