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Spanish Police Detain Two Girls Bound for Jihad in Syria

Spanish Police Detain Two Girls Bound for Jihad in Syria

The Spanish National Police have detained two young girls in the Spanish North African exclave of Melilla – one of whom is thought to be about 14 – while they were preparing to travel to Morocco to meet with a

EU Millions Paid for Ukrainian Groups Behind Yanukovych Overthrow

EU Millions Paid for Ukrainian Groups Behind Yanukovych Overthrow

The European Union pumped €436m (£348m/$586m) into Ukraine’s anti-Russian “civil society” groups in the seven years leading up to overthrow of the democratically-elected President Yanukovych in February this year. Civil society groups and other pressure groups – some of them

Swedes to Remove 'The Concept of Race' from All Legislation

Swedes to Remove 'The Concept of Race' from All Legislation

The Swedish government plans to remove the concept of race from all legislation, claiming that accepting that there are different races means one race is superior to another. However, the National Afro-Swedish Association has criticised the proposal, arguing that the

Neo-Nazis Travelling to Fight in Ukraine

Neo-Nazis Travelling to Fight in Ukraine

Neo-Nazis from Sweden are in Ukraine fighting for the cause of the pro-European Union, US-backed Kiev government. They are fighting with the Azov Battalion, a Ukrainian squad which flies a flag with Nazi symbols and which one Swedish soldier says

Uproar as French Supermarket Chain Sells 'Jihad Manual'

Uproar as French Supermarket Chain Sells 'Jihad Manual'

A book denounced as jihadist propaganda and as inciting violence has caused uproar after it was revealed that it was on sale in 1,000 supermarkets in France. The leading centre-right newspaper Le Figaro says that “incitement to jihad or the

Expel Immigrants Who Won't Integrate, Says Rightwing Austrian Leader

Expel Immigrants Who Won't Integrate, Says Rightwing Austrian Leader

The leader of the eurosceptic right-wing Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) has said that immigrants who do not want to integrate should be expelled. Heinz-Christian Strache also repeated his call for separate school classes for foreign children to learn the German

Hungarian PM Vows to End 'Liberal Democracy'

Hungarian PM Vows to End 'Liberal Democracy'

The left wing across Europe is in uproar after Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban declared he wanted to build an “illiberal” state based on the Hungarian nation “while of course respecting the values of Christianity, freedom and human rights.” The

Danish Politician Calls for tougher Rules on Muslim Immigration

Danish Politician Calls for tougher Rules on Muslim Immigration

Immigration from non-Western countries causes the most problems in Denmark, so there should be a difference in how the country welcomes “a Christian American or Swede and a Muslim Somali or Pakistani,” according to Inger Støjberg, political spokesperson for the

Wave of Anti-Semitism Intensifying in Germany

Wave of Anti-Semitism Intensifying in Germany

Arsonists have attempted to burn down a synagogue, while a rabbi in Frankfurt has received death threats, as the wave of anti-Semitic attacks triggered by the conflict in Gaza continues in Germany. At 2.15 Tuesday morning a resident of the

Kosovo Terrorists to Face Prosecution By International Investigators

Kosovo Terrorists to Face Prosecution By International Investigators

Leaders of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), a terrorist organisation supported and armed by President Bill Clinton’s administration, may now face prosecution as a team of international investigators says it has enough evidence to indict leaders of the former KLA

French Government Offers Asylum to Iraqi Christians

French Government Offers Asylum to Iraqi Christians

The French government has said it is ready to offer asylum to Iraqi Christians forced to flee their homes by jihadist death threats. Many Christians have already been forced out of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, where the Christian

Migrants 'Sew Lips Together with Wire' in Italy Protest

Migrants 'Sew Lips Together with Wire' in Italy Protest

Two North African migrants in detention awaiting deportation from Italy have sewn their lips together with wire as a protest. Two men, a 28-year old from Algeria and a 27-year old from Tunisia, sealed their lips shut on Saturday as

Radical Spanish Leftists Plan to 'Occupy Gibraltar'

Radical Spanish Leftists Plan to 'Occupy Gibraltar'

A radical anti-capitalist Spanish trade union plans to “occupy” Gibraltar for one day next month to reclaim The Rock for Spain and as a protest against tax havens. The leading spokesman for the 20,000 member Andalusian Workers’ Union, Diego Cañamero,

Germany's Biggest Paper under Fire for Attacking Islam

Germany's Biggest Paper under Fire for Attacking Islam

Germany’s biggest newspaper was forced into a climb down after it criticised Islam’s “criminality,” “murderous contempt” and “honour killings.” “I don’t believe in God, but at the same time Christianity, Judaism or Buddhism don’t bother me. Only Islam bothers me

Germany to Kill Canada-EU Trade Agreement, May Axe US-EU Deal Too

Germany to Kill Canada-EU Trade Agreement, May Axe US-EU Deal Too

Germany is to scupper a free trade agreement between the European Union and Canada because the clauses giving legal protection to investors would give them too much power, according to a report in a leading Germany newspaper. The Canada deal

Half of EU Jobs Under Threat from Computerisation

Half of EU Jobs Under Threat from Computerisation

More than half of jobs in the 28 member states of the European Union are at risk of computerisation, according to a study published by Breugel, a Brussels-based think tank. The research suggests “that new advances in technology will primarily

Norway Braced for Terrorist Attack by Jihadists

Norway Braced for Terrorist Attack by Jihadists

A jihadist group has left Syria and is heading for Norway to carry out a terrorist attack, according to Norwegian security officials. The statement comes the day after the head of the Norwegian Security Service, the Norwegian Police Commissioner and

French Police Discover 'Arsenal' on Bus Heading for London

French Police Discover 'Arsenal' on Bus Heading for London

Police in Calais have discovered what French news media are calling un véritable arsenal de guerre – a veritable arsenal of war — on board a London-bound bus. A Eurolines bus left Amsterdam bound for London via Calais on Tuesday

European Central Bank Blackmailed Over Stolen Data

European Central Bank Blackmailed Over Stolen Data

A computer hacker has breached security at the European Central Bank and stolen information from a public website, an attack which emerged only after officials at the ECB received a blackmail email demanding money in return for the data stolen.

Nazi 'Auschwitz Criminal' Dies Just Hours Before Extradition

Nazi 'Auschwitz Criminal' Dies Just Hours Before Extradition

An 89-year old American citizen and former guard at the Auschwitz death camp has died in a Philadelphia hospital while awaiting extradition to Germany. Johann Breyer died on Tuesday night, the same day a US judge agreed to a request

People Smugglers Murder 60 Immigrants Off Italian Coast

People Smugglers Murder 60 Immigrants Off Italian Coast

Italian police arrested five men on Tuesday on suspicion murdering and throwing overboard up to 60 migrants crossing from Libya after a fight broke out on board a fishing boat being used to smuggle men, women and children into Italy.

Drug and Human Traffickers Prospering Under EU Free Movement Laws

Drug and Human Traffickers Prospering Under EU Free Movement Laws

The free movement of people within the European Union is “extensively exploited by organised criminals to bring illicit commodities including drugs, human trafficking victims, illegal immigrants and counterfeit goods to Britain,” according to a government report. Spain, Italy, Belgium and

Poland Challenges EU Menthol Cigarette Ban

Poland Challenges EU Menthol Cigarette Ban

Poland will challenge a European Union ban on flavoured cigarettes in the European Court of Justice, saying it will be unfairly affected as one of the EU’s biggest consumers and producers of menthol cigarettes. The ban is part of the