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Farage unveils UKIP immigration policy

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The UK Independence Party (UKIP) plans to ban unskilled immigrants from working in Britain, and launch a new watchdog to bring down net migration figures, party leader Nigel Farage announced on Wednesday. Speaking in central London, Farage called UKIP’s policy “common sense”, saying the electorate does not trust any other party on the matter, adding that 77 percent of the public... 

Conservatives win 2015 presidential elections in Croatia

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Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic votes in Croatia’s presidential run-off on January 11, 2015. Croatia’s opposition conservative Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has won the country’s presidential run-off following a tight competition with incumbent President Ivo Josipovic, partial results show. Grabar-Kitarovic, a former foreign minister and an ex-assistant secretary general of NATO, garnered 50.44 percent of... 

Putin saved Russia from disintegration - Gorbachev

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Russian President Vladimir Putin saved the country from falling apart, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said during the presentation of his new book ‘After the Kremlin.’ Gorbachev also commented on the situation in Ukraine and NATO expansion. “I think all of us – Russian citizens – must remember that [Putin] saved Russia from the beginning of a collapse. A lot of the regions... 

More Brits want UK out of EU: Poll

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A fresh opinion poll shows more British people now demand that the UK abandon its membership in the European Union. According to the French Opinion Way, the British appeared most certain of all that they want to leave the union, with only 37% against breaking ties. The poll showed that 42 percent of British respondents want to leave the EU, while 21 percent are not sure of the answer. Now Paolo Raffone,... 

If Republicans embraced the Tea Party, they would skyrocket - Rush Limbaugh

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With just about every poll and pundit predicting Republican success in Tuesday’s elections, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh told listeners the outcomes wouldn’t even have been close if the GOP paid more attention to its tea party base. Limbaugh was reacting to a Politico piece posted Monday, “Mainstream GOP Sees Tipping Point vs. Insurgent Candidates,” that aimed to explain Republicans... 

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 EU, winning the support of some 25 percent... 

Second Tory MP defects to join UKIP's anti-EU crusade

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A UK Conservative MP has defected to the UK Independence Party, formally resigning from the main ruling coalition party and prompting a by-election in his home constituency. “I’m joining UKIP!” MP Mark Reckless announced to a standing ovation at the UKIP party conference, which took place in Doncaster on Saturday. The 43-year-old Rochester and Strood MP, a former investment banker elected to... 

Whatever Scotland decides, old order is dead

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Scotland will be gone within a decade unless there is dramatic change. If Scotland votes for independence next week, it is the British establishment and the establishment alone that is to blame. The yes surge is not being driven by blood-and-soil nationalism, by dewy-eyed Celtic nostalgia or the resurrection of a Braveheart spirit. It is a defiant protest at a bankrupt order built by Margaret Thatcher... 

Kim Dotcom's Internet Mana party campaign kicks off

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The Internet Mana campaign has kicked off in New Zealand, with the new political party founded by the Megaupload owner promising 100,000 new jobs, free higher education, and 100 percent renewable energy by 2015. Kim Dotcom was named the nation’s “newest super hero” and he expressed high hopes for the party. “I can tell you right now we will get over 5 percent in this election,”... 

Georgia state legalizes right to bear arms in public

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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a new law into effect – nicknamed the “guns everywhere bill” – that allows individuals to carry weapons into bars, schools, and even some churches and government buildings. Officially titled the “Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014,” the bill easily sailed through the state legislature and was signed by Deal on Wednesday. The bill doesn’t officially... 

UK top politicians clash over EU, Ukraine

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The UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg clash over the EU and Ukraine during a televised debate. The two politicians clashed over whether the UK should remain in the European Union (EU) or leave the bloc during a televised debate on BBC on Wednesday. Clegg called his anti-EU opponent an isolationist, warning that an in/out referendum on Britain’s... 

New Zealand to vote on dropping Union Jack from flag

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New Zealand Prime Minister John Key New Zealand Prime Minister John Key says the island country is set to hold a vote within the next three years on changing the design of the national flag. In a speech at Victoria University in the capital Wellington on Tuesday, Key announced plans to hold the referendum by 2017 on replacing the current flag with a new design. The New Zealand ensign features the Union... 

Australia to buy fleet of giant US drones

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Australia has announced plans to buy a fleet of giant US drones to help patrol the nation’s borders, monitoring energy infrastructure and attempts to enter the country illegally. On Thursday, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the Triton Unmanned Aerial Vehicles would be based in the southern city of Adelaide, AFP reported. “These aircraft will patrol Australia’s vast ocean... 

Arizona Governor announces veto of Religious Freedom Bill

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Arizona governor Jan Brewer held a press conference on Wednesday night to announce she had vetoed a controversial bill which would have permitted businesses to refuse service based on an owner’s religious beliefs. Brewer, a Republican known nationally for her conservative stance on immigration and abortion rights, said she would not sign the law, SB 1062, because of vague language that could have... 

Arizona to pass law that gives Freedom of Choice to Businesses

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The Arizona state Senate approved legislation Wednesday permitting businesses in the state to refuse service to potential customers based on an owner’s religious beliefs, rather than being forced by law to collaborate with anyone even against their will. Equal rights advocates claim the bill legalizes LGBT discrimination. The bill, known officially as Senate Bill 1062, was approved by the Republican-controlled... 
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