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Sunday, October 22, 2017
Josh Lowe
Trump

Donald Trump’s Limit On Refugees Approaching Fast

There are nearly three months left in the government’s fiscal year, but authorities will soon hit a cap on the number of refugees allowed into the nation under a contentious Trump administration policy. This week, the U.S. will likely accept a total of 50,000 refugees so far this fiscal year, USA Today reported Monday. The ceiling was set by President Donald Trump as part of his multi pronged plan to curtail immigration. It would mark the lowest total number of refugees allowed into the U.S. in a decade.

July 4, 2017

U.K. Protesters Rally For Surprise Trump Visit

British protesters have vowed not to let U.S. President Donald Trump visit the country uninterrupted amid reports he is planning a surprise trip to the U.K. “Donald Trump is planning to sneak into Britain to avoid protests,” Owen Jones, a left-wing commentator and activist, tweeted. “RT if you’re willing to commit to protesting this bigot at short notice.” The message had 13,000 retweets and 17,000 likes.

July 3, 2017

Neo-Nazis Join With Pro-Russian Forces In Germany

So it’s no surprise that pro-Kremlin propaganda outlets and activists are trying to disrupt the German election in September; so-called “fake news” is considered such a threat there that the government is cracking down on it in law. But what is surprising, according to an analysis by the Atlantic Council, are the alarming new alliances being formed to distribute propaganda to German internet users.

June 24, 2017
Manchester

French Minister: Manchester Suspect Had ISIS Links

Speaking to local TV Wednesday, in comments translated by Politico, French Interior Minister Gérard Collomb said: “Today we only know what British investigators have told us—someone of British nationality, of Libyan origin…

May 24, 2017
Tom Price was under investigation by fired US Attorney Preet Bharara

Reporter Arrested After Asking HHS Secretary A Question

Dan Heyman, who works for Public News Service, said he repeatedly asked Price at the Capitol whether domestic violence is classed as a “pre-existing condition” under the health care bill recently passed in the House.

May 11, 2017
LePen

In France, Crushing Victory Projected For Emmanuel Macron Over Marine LePen

An estimate of the results of Sunday’s election by the pollster Ipsos France, announced at 8pm local time to cheers by flag-waving supporters gathered in Paris, put Macron’s support at about 65 percent of the vote. His opponent, the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, took 35 percent.

May 7, 2017
Macron

Macron Will Face LePen In French Election’s Second Round

Former economy minister Emmanuel Macron topped the ballot in the French election’s first round and will confront neofascist Marine LePen in the second. New polls show Macron, an independent centrist and political newcomer, easily defeating the National Front candidate, who enjoys the support of Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump.

April 23, 2017
Trump

Why Does Trump Think Obama Spied On Him?

The allegation by a president of such serious subterfuge against a predecessor is likely unprecedented. The claim has reportedly been denied by the current head of the FBI James Comey, by a spokesperson for Obama, and by Obama’s former intelligence chief James Clapper.

March 6, 2017
Putin, Obama, Russia, Sanctions

How Obama Officials Fought To Preserve Evidence Of Russian Election Influence

Obama White House officials reportedly pursued a deliberate strategy aimed at preserving evidence of Russian election meddling for investigators to ensure this type of interference was not repeated.

March 2, 2017
Sweden, Trump

Swedish Paper Lists ‘Everything’ That Happened Friday

In a tongue-in-cheek article published Sunday, a Swedish newspaper ran through a series of the worst problems it could find Friday in the country. More serious stories cited by the article, now published in English on the paper’s website, included a man dying in hospital after a workplace accident, and police chasing a suspect for allegedly driving under the influence.

February 20, 2017
Germany, BMW, Merkel

Germany Hits Back At Donald Trump Over BMW Threat

“The U.S. car industry would have a bad awakening if all the supply parts that aren’t being built in the U.S. were to suddenly come with a 35 percent tariff,” said Germany’s deputy chancellor and economy minister Sigmar Gabriel responding to Donald Trump’s threats.

January 16, 2017
Protesters demonstrate against France's ban of the burkini, outside the French Embassy in London, Britain August 25, 2016. REUTERS/Neil Hall

French Court Overturns ‘Burkini’ Ban

The bans, put in place throughout August by local authorities citing security concerns and issues of cultural cohesion, have been locally decided and enforced, but were backed by French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, who said the burkini was not welcome in France.

August 26, 2016
Sir John Chilcot presents The Iraq Inquiry Report at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in Westminster, London, Britain July 6, 2016. REUTERS/Jeff J Mitchell/Pool

Chilcot: Five Things To Know About The Iraq Report

“The evidence is there for all to see. It is an account of an intervention which went badly wrong, with consequences to this day,” Chilcot said in a statement accompanying the report

July 6, 2016
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair listens to a question during an appearance at the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York October 6, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan

Blair: Brits Have ‘Right To Change Mind’ After Brexit

“Don’t underestimate the damage having Nigel Farage address the European Parliament in that way does to our interests. Remember who has to agree any new deal for Britain: the European Parliament.”

July 1, 2016
European Union flags flutter outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, October 28, 2015. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Swedes Could Support A ‘Swexit’

Only 39 percent of Swedes think it’s a “good idea” that Sweden is in the European Union compared to 59 percent in autumn 2015.

April 18, 2016
JoshLowe

Panama Papers: David Cameron’s Week of Questions

He leak of 11.5 million documents to journalists contained information about an offshore fund called Blairmore, set up by Ian Cameron in the early 1980s.

April 8, 2016