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Israeli FM snaps at Sweden over Palestine recognition

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Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman lamented Sweden’s decision to recognize Palestinian statehood, saying the Scandinavian country was getting involved in an issue more complex that IKEA furniture. “The Swedish government should understand that Middle East relations are more complex than a piece of self-assembled IKEA furniture, and the matter... 

Regular physical activity curbs depression risk

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Researchers suggest that those people who do regular physical activity can benefit fewer depressive symptoms. Doing exercise three times a week decreases the odds of being depressed by approximately 16%, says the study conducted by the researchers of University College London. They illustrated a two-way relationship between depression and physical activity,... 

Catalan new independence referendum illegal – Spain council

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The Spanish Council of State has ruled that a new planned symbolic referendum on independence in the Catalonia region is illegal, saying it backs a veto of the vote. A spokeswoman for the council said Thursday that the consultative body decided that the government should ask the Constitutional Court to declare the November 9 referendum as unlawful. The council... 

Psychopaths to maintain order after massive nuke attack – Home Office docs

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A clandestine Home Office experiment in 1982 tested Britain’s capacity to rebuild after a catastrophic nuclear assault. Previously secret files, made public by the National Archives, document proposals to keep order using psychopathic recruits. The exercise, dubbed ‘Regenerate’, was devised to prepare Britain to cope with a massive nuclear attack. The... 

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... 

Insurance companies start writing ‘Ebola exclusions’ into policies

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As Ebola spreads further from its current epicenter in West Africa, American and British insurance companies have started to adjust their standard policies for hospitals and other vulnerable businesses to exclude the virus. According to insurance industry insiders, companies needing to insure business travel to West Africa or to cover losses following a quarantine... 

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 Troops returning from Ebola countries to be quarantined in Italy for 21 days

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Soldiers and health-care workers returning from West African countries ravaged by Ebola will have different quarantine and monitoring requirements. US military members will be quarantined for 21 days, while most health-care workers will only self-monitor. A dozen US soldiers, including their commanding officer Maj. Gen. Darryl Williams, returning from assisting... 

7,000 jihadists in Germany by Xmas

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German authorities fear there could be as many as 7,000 Muslim extremists in the country by the end of the year. Disenfranchised youths are particularly vulnerable to being recruited, while there are around 450 German extremists in Syria and Iraq. The extremists all follow the strict interpretation of Islam known as Salafism and believe that jihad is a legitimate... 

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... 

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... 
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