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Merkel Wins Fourth Term as Far-Right Enters German Parliament

Posted on 25 September 2017

BERLIN—Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term in office on Sunday but will have to build an uneasy coalition to form a German government after her conservatives haemorrhaged support in the face of a surge by the far-right.The anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) stunned the establishment by winning 13.1 percent of the vote, projected results showed, a result that will bring a far-r ...

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New US Travel Ban on 8 Countries Is Indefinite and Tailored

Posted on 25 September 2017

WASHINGTON—New, more refined travel restrictions were issued in a proclamation by President Donald Trump late Sept. 24.Citing national security threats, Trump placed indefinite limits on citizens from eight countries traveling to the United States.Almost all citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Somalia, and Yemen will be banned from entering the United States as of Oct. 15. Some Ve ...

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Leading the Legal War Against Fox

Posted on 23 September 2017

It was late in April, not long after he had filed his first three lawsuits against Fox News and was gearing up to file three more that the lawyer Douglas Wigdor decided he needed a flow chart. His legal barrage against the network was getting confusing. Litigation was flying everywhere. It was leaping off his desk.And so one day he sat down with some lawyers at his law firm in Manhattan, Wigd ...

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President Trump Strikes Nerve With North Korea

Posted on 23 September 2017

North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong-Un responded forcefully to President Donald Trump’s UN speech, vowing to make the United States “pay dearly” for it.In his speech on Tuesday, President Trump called out the North Korea regime for its continued development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.“The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or it ...

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New Zealand MP’s Past Career ‘Teaching Spies’ in China Cause for Concern, Say Experts

Posted on 21 September 2017

A Chinese-born MP from New Zealand’s ruling National Party has come under scrutiny for his former career teaching spies in China and his membership in the Chinese Communist Party. And while he is dismissing his background as being a reason for  concern, those familiar with the inner workings of Beijing’s politics and intelligence activities are telling a different story.The case is the la ...

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US Deploying Rescue Teams to Mexico

Posted on 21 September 2017

The White House announced Wednesday that it is deploying rescue teams to Mexico in response to a magnitude 7.1 earthquake that hit the country a day earlier.“The President offered assistance and search-and-rescue teams, which are being deployed now,” said the White House in a statement.Trump met with his Mexican counterpart, Enrique Peña Nieto, earlier in the day, extending his condolences fo ...

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South Korea Says Moon and Trump Agree on Need for Stronger North Korea Sanctions

Posted on 18 September 2017

SEOUL/WASHINGTON—South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to exert stronger pressure through sanctions on North Korea following its nuclear and missile tests, South Korea’s presidential office said following a telephone call between the two leaders on Sunday.“The two leaders agreed to strengthen cooperation, and exert stronger and practical sanctions on No ...

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British Police Arrest Second Man Over London Train Bombing

Posted on 18 September 2017

LONDON—A second man has been arrested over Friday’s bombing of a London commuter train that injured 30 people and Britain remained on its highest level of alert on Sunday with soldiers helping provide security.The 21-year-old man was detained under Britain’s Terrorism Act in the west London suburb of Hounslow just before midnight on Saturday, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.Polic ...

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ISIS Claims Responsibility for London Blast, Britain Raises Threat Level to Highest Rank

Posted on 16 September 2017

LONDON—A home-made bomb on a packed rush-hour commuter train in London engulfed a carriage in flames and injured 29 people on Friday, but apparently failed to fully explode, in Britain’s fifth major terrorism incident this year.Passengers heading into the British capital fled in panic after the blast as the train was about to depart Parsons Green station in West London at 8:20 a.m. (0720 GMT). ...

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The Resegregation of Jefferson County

Posted on 16 September 2017

In 2013, a flier began making the rounds in Gardendale, Ala., a suburb of Birmingham. On it, a blond white girl wearing a red backpack and knee-high socks peered innocently at a question hanging above her head: “Which path will Gardendale choose?” Beside her was a list of communities in Jefferson County — Pleasant Grove, Center Point/Huffman, Adamsville/Forestdale, Hueytown — under the hea ...