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Sweden officially recognizes Palestinian state

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Sweden has recognized the occupied state of Palestine officially, according to its foreign ministry. The Scandinavian has become the first West-European EU state to recognize the territories. Israel is not pleased. The news follows an earlier hint by Prime Minister Stefan Lovfen in his Social Democrat manifesto, during his inaugural address in October, that... 

7 Ukrainian soldiers killed in fresh East fights

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The Ukrainian army says fighting between Kiev troops and pro-Russia forces in the restive east regions of the country has left at least seven soldiers dead in the past 24 hours. “Over the last 24 hours, we have lost seven servicemen, 11 were injured,” the Ukrainian military spokesman, Andriy Lysenko, said on Thursday. The incident came following a relative... 

Leftists push for open borders in Switzerland despite majority opposition

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Back in February this year, the majority of Swiss voted to limit the number of immigrants allowed into the country. Next month on November 30th, they will vote for the latest Ecopop initiative, called “Stop overpopulation – safeguard our natural resources“, proposes that the number of immigrants should be limited to 16,000 people a year to stop the country... 

Zambia becomes first African country with a Caucasian President

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Zambian Vice President Guy Scott has been appointed as the country’s acting head of state, following the death of President Michael Sata. Sata, who was long said to be seriously ill, died Tuesday while undergoing medical treatment for an undisclosed disease at London’s King Edward VII Hospital. Scott was sworn in as Zambia’s acting president on Wednesday,... 

Spain moves to block new Catalan independence vote

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The Spanish government has taken the first steps to block Catalonia’s new vote on independence which is scheduled for next month. On Monday, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy requested the Council of State’s opinion on Catalonia’s “consultation of citizens,” which the region intends to hold next month instead of a full independence referendum. On... 

US-Israeli Relations Sunk to New Lows, Resorts to Insults

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US-Israeli relations have sunk to new lows after Obama administration officials were cited calling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a “chickenshit” and “coward” engaging in political posturing, instead of efforts at Middle-Eastern de-escalation. The comments were delivered in a conversation with The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg on condition... 

Canada no longer a peaceful nation, joins US in every possible war

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Canadian soldiers in Sangasar, Zari district in eastern Afghanistan, July 3, 2007. In 1968 the government of Canada decided to openly admit Americans seeking to avoid being drafted into the US war on Vietnam. Before, would-be immigrants were technically required to prove that they had been discharged from US military service. This move made it easier for Americans... 

False witnesses can end up in prison under new bill in Russia

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A Liberal-Democratic party MP is suggesting jailing people for giving false testimony in court claiming that such measure would bring down the number of wrongful sentences in the country. Presently Russian law punishes perjury only by fines of up to 80,000 rubles, or about $2000. A prison sentence of up to five years is possible if a witness lies within a hearing... 

Cameron says will fight against EU’s €2.1 billion demand

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British Prime Minister David Cameron has said that he will fight against the European Union’s demand for an extra contribution to the bloc’s budget. While addressing the British parliament on Monday, the premier said the UK would not pay “anything like” the 2.1 billion euros the EU has requested. “It is not just about the scale of the money being... 

Immigrants look better and are taller than Irish – politician

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Olivia Mitchell, the Fine Gael deputy for Dublin South said that immigration should be increased because mixing the Irish with immigrants makes the children “better looking and taller”. Although the debate was originally about requiring the father’s name to be on birth certificates, she trailed off into an anti-Irish argument calling for more immigration. “As... 

Dilma Rousseff reelected president of Brazil

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Brazil’s leftist president Dilma Rousseff has been re-elected for another term with over 51 percent of the vote in a tight presidential run-off on Sunday. Rousseff, who has been in power since 2011, has been re-elected for a second term, winning 51.6 percent of the vote according to the official tally. With over 99 percent of the ballots counted, her opponent,... 

UKIP cruising towards 2nd parliamentary seat

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Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party is being forced to adjust its political sails to the success of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), which is campaigning for Britain to end its relationship with the European Union. Opinion polls in the lead-up to next month’s by-elections indicate UKIP, with its pledge to tame immigration and exit the... 

Kim Jong-un is back! Where was he? Busy killing adversaries

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An undated photograph made available by the Rodong Sinmun newspaper of the North Korean ruling Workers’ Party on 22 October 2014 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspecting the newly completed Yonphung Scientists Rest Home, south of Pyongyang, North Korea. Six of North Korea’s high ranking officials have ‘disappeared’ in the latest blood-thirsty... 

UK refuses to pay £1.7 billion bill demanded by EU

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British Prime Minister David Cameron in a press conference in the EU headquarters in Brussels on October 24, 2014. The British prime minister says his country will refuse to pay a £1.7-billion bill demanded as budget contribution by the European Union (EU), calling the Union’s behavior “appalling.” “We are not suddenly going to take out our checkbook... 

North Korea on lockdown, bans all travelers from anywhere due to Ebola fears

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Foreign tourists with any travel history are now not welcome in North Korea – concerns about Ebola made Pyongyang bar any tours from entering the country. At least this is what North Korean specialized travel agencies tell media. “We have just received official news from our partners in the DPRK that, as of tomorrow, tourists from any country, regardless... 
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