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Danziger on Germany's runaway politics in wake of terror attack

Danziger: Out Of Control

Danziger sees German politics veering out of Chancellor Merkel’s control after terror truck attack in Berlin.

December 26, 2016
Migrants are seen on a capsizing boat before a rescue operation by Italian navy ships "Bettica" and "Bergamini" (unseen) off the coast of Libya in this handout picture released by the Italian Marina Militare on May 25, 2016. Marina Militare/Handout via REUTERS

Between 700-900 Migrants May Have Died At Sea This Week: NGOs

“We will never know exact numbers,” Medecins San Frontieres said in a Tweet after estimating that 900 had died during the week. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said more than 700 had drowned.

May 29, 2016
Alexander Van der Bellen, a former leader of the leftist Greens party now running as an independent, waves to supporters as he arrives for his final election rally ahead of Austrian presidential election in Vienna, Austria, May 20, 2016. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

Far-Right Candidate Defeated In Austrian Presidential Vote

Austria has elected a 72-year-old former leader of the Greens party to be its next president, narrowly avoiding becoming the first country in the European Union to vote in a far-right candidate as head of state.

May 23, 2016
Obama, Executive Orders, Trump

Obama Warns Europe Of The Dangers Of Withdrawing From The World

In the wake of the recent attacks on European capitals by Islamic State, the continued instability of the Middle East that resulted in a refugee crisis that has hit Europe hardest and continued economic insecurity for many, Obama acknowledged a tendency “to withdraw” that was increasingly common on both sides of the Atlantic.

April 26, 2016

Clashes Break Out As France Begins Clearing Calais Migrant Camp

Clashes with police broke out on Monday as work got underway to clear part of the shanty town outside Calais in northern France where migrants are trying to reach Britain.

February 29, 2016

Germany Needs To Limit Refugee Influx, Close Borders: Merkel Allies

Germany needs to limit the number of refugees it takes in or even close its borders, conservative allies of German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at the weekend, as the country deals with record inflows of people fleeing from war and poverty.

October 4, 2015

Cartoon: Frau Merkel Asks

“So… any of you Syrians know how to de-program a Volkswagen?”

September 23, 2015
5 huge historical events that America is mostly ignoring

5 Huge Historical Events That America Is Mostly Ignoring

Some truly historic things have unfolded this summer, and been only glanced at by a media transfixed on conflict and personality.

September 7, 2015

Thousands Of Swedes Rally In Support Of Refugees

Sweden has a decades-long record of welcoming refugees from Chile in the 70s, the Iran-Iraq war in the 80s and the Yugoslav wars in the 90s.

September 6, 2015

Here’s What You Need To Know About The European Migrant Crisis

The blueprint for a borderless Europe emerged 30 years ago, before mass-scale terrorism became an ever-present danger and civil wars in Africa and the Middle East spurred migration of historic proportions.

September 2, 2015

Migrant Chaos At Budapest Train Station; Germany Says EU Rules Still Hold

Around 1,000 people waved tickets, clapping, booing and shouting “Germany! Germany!” outside the station. Later they sat down, staring at a police blockade erected at the entrance.

September 1, 2015