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Telegraph: Maybe A Caliphate Is Not Such A Bad Idea

Supposedly the most right wing broadsheet in Britain has this afternoon called for the establishment of an Islamic “caliphate”. Democracy and the separation of church and state are folly, the Telegraph tells us, and the only way stop Muslim murdering is to

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Russia Denies Sending Troops to Syria

Russian officials denied reports that the government placed Russian soldiers in Syria and deployed fighter jets. Reports of Russian activity in the war-torn country swarmed the internet this week.

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Putin Resurfaces: ‘It Would be Boring Without Gossip!’

Russian President Vladimir Putin finally emerged in public on Monday after a mysterious ten-day disappearance. Speculation grew as Putin canceled multiple public appearances over the weeks, though Putin indulged none of them on Monday, safe a remark that “it would be boring without gossip.”

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Russia: Cameras ‘Turned Off’ During Nemtsov Murder

Russian authorities have reported that the cameras on Bolshoi Moskvoretsky are broken, which prevents them from identifying the person who shot opposition leader Boris Nemtsov on the streets of the Kremlin.

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French Police Classified Second Police Shooting as ‘Terrorist Attack’

French authorities classified the death of police officer Clarissa Jean-Philippe, 25, a terrorist attack. The shooting is France’s second terrorist attack within a span of 24 hours. Two gunmen slaughtered twelve people at Charlie Hebdo headquarters on Wednesday as they screamed, “Allahu Akbar!” Even though both are considered terrorist attacks, authorities did not initially link the attacks, though reports are now surfacing that the three suspects may be related.

If Nigel Farage is the new Enoch Powell he should be proud

If Nigel Farage is the new Enoch Powell he should be proud

Whenever I find my faith wavering in Nigel Farage and the UKIP project, all I have to do is open my morning newspaper to be reminded why they are both so very necessary. Yesterday’s Telegraph was a case in point

British Media Shocked that UKIP Courted Well-Known Conservative

British Media Shocked that UKIP Courted Well-Known Conservative

Britain’s media was shocked today after it emerged that UKIP attempted to win the support of a man described by Margaret Thatcher as “the best parliamentarian I ever knew”. The Telegraph reports that, in the early years of UKIP, Nigel

Cameron Still Wants Turkey to Join the EU

Cameron Still Wants Turkey to Join the EU

After months of debates over controlling EU migration, which saw the Prime Minister himself making a speech laying out measures on how the Tories would try to regain some control, David Cameron has said he still wants Turkey to join

So Farewell, then, Telegraph Blogs…

So Farewell, then, Telegraph Blogs…

So Telegraph blogs is finally to close. To no one’s great surprise, I would imagine. Some of us, certainly, will have seen the writing on the wall in recent Telegraph blogposts like these: Tom Chivers: Why Global Warming Is More

Queen Accused Of Deliberately Intervening On Scottish Referendum

Queen Accused Of Deliberately Intervening On Scottish Referendum

The Queen has been accused of deliberately intervening in the Scottish independence referendum in September. In the days leading up to the poll, the Queen made a ‘gaffe’ by telling a member of the public she hoped ‘people will think

Van Rompuy: EU Would Survive without UK

Van Rompuy: EU Would Survive without UK

The EU would be “wounded” if the UK left, but “dead” without France, outgoing President Herman Van Rompuy has said. His speech, considered to be the final of his five year term as European Council President, came as a new

Juncker’s €315bn Giveaway Dismissed as Gimmick

Juncker’s €315bn Giveaway Dismissed as Gimmick

The €315bn “New Deal” for investment and growth in the EU was today dismissed as “chicken feed” by a leading academic. Professor Charles Wyplosz from Geneva University dismissed the proclamations by President Juncker and said “it won’t do anything to

Class War: Labour Threatens Private School Tax Breaks

Class War: Labour Threatens Private School Tax Breaks

Private school educated Dr Tristram Hunt has said that a Labour government would launch an attack on independent schools claiming charity tax breaks. Writing in The Guardian, Dr Hunt, who went to £18,000 a year University College School in Hampstead,

Royal Mail May Have to End Daily Deliveries Thanks to EU Directive

Royal Mail May Have to End Daily Deliveries Thanks to EU Directive

Royal Mail has warned of a threat to the universal postal service as the company reported falling profits in its half year results.  The company, which was privatised by the government last year, said operation profits before transformation costs were

NHS Doctor Skips Bail to Join Taliban

NHS Doctor Skips Bail to Join Taliban

An NHS doctor has skipped bail for charges of assault and fled to Pakistan, where he has become a senior Taliban leader. He was able to leave the country despite being ordered to surrender his passport as part of his

UK Must Be Prepared to Walk Away from EU Says Hammond

UK Must Be Prepared to Walk Away from EU Says Hammond

The Foreign Secretary has sent a strong message to his European counterparts by saying that Britain “must be prepared to walk away from the EU”. Philip Hammond, a known Eurosceptic, told The Telegraph that Britain must get “substantial, meaningful reform”

Syrian Boy Dodges Sniper Fire to Rescue Young Girl

Syrian Boy Dodges Sniper Fire to Rescue Young Girl

The Shaam News Network posted a video of a young Syrian boy who ran into sniper fire to rescue a small girl. The incident allegedly took place in Yabroud, which is along the Syria-Lebanon border. The Telegraph reports people believe

Claim: Yasser Arafat Converted to Christianity Before Death

Claim: Yasser Arafat Converted to Christianity Before Death

Former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat may have converted to Christianity before his death ten years ago, according to a prominent Christian writer and speaker. Dr RT Kendall told Premier Christianity magazine of how he struck up an unlikely friendship with

Let Shale Gas Firms Create Bigger Tremors, Say Academics

Let Shale Gas Firms Create Bigger Tremors, Say Academics

If the shale gas industry is to succeed in Britain, the government must relax regulations on the severity of tremors that fracking can cause, two academics have warned. They liken the current limit of 0.5 on the Richter scale to

UK Police 'Struggling to Cope' with Immigration

UK Police 'Struggling to Cope' with Immigration

Police forces in Britain are “struggling to cope” thanks to high levels of immigration, one of the country’s most senior police officers has warned. Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, Commissioner of London’s Metropolitan Police, said that officers face difficult challenges due to

EU Accounts Fail Audit for 19th Year in a Row

EU Accounts Fail Audit for 19th Year in a Row

The Court of Auditors’ report on the EU’s accounts for 2013 has been published this morning and provides further bad news for Brussels. According to The Telegraph, £5.5 billion of the EU budget last year was misspent because of controls

US-Trained Syrian Rebels Defect to Al-Qaeda, Surrender Weapons

US-Trained Syrian Rebels Defect to Al-Qaeda, Surrender Weapons

Syrian rebels who had been trained and armed by the United States defected to the al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria over the weekend and surrendered their weapons, according to various reports. The moderate Syrian rebels who were stormed by the al-Qaeda