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HOW WOULD EUROPE LOOK IN 15 YEARS FROM NOW?

EDITED BY KALAHAN DENG I don’t know how many more of these we have to read before we come out of our hibernation and say enough! This “creeping infestation” is happening right under our noses and we do nothing! Many European countries have already allowed this to go on for far too long and now it’s almost irreversible. Read this ...

Eating toothpaste, avoiding gangs: Why migrants head to Mediterranean

They come from more than 20 countries, drawn to Libya as the funnel to Europe. Eritreans want to escape repression or military service; Somalis flee Al-Shabaab and clan warfare; Syrians have given up hope of returning home. In villages in Senegal and elsewhere across West Africa, young men sell all they have in the hope of a better life in ...

EU leaders offer nearly $2 billion in aid to Africa to stem migrant crisis

As Europe faces its worst refugee crisis since World War II, the European Union has launched an emergency fund for Africa to tackle the spiraling number of migrants flooding its shores. The nearly $2 billion fund was unveiled at the end of a two-day summit of EU and African leaders in Malta. The fund will support projects to combat poverty, ...

15 arrested in European sweep against Ansar al Islam offshoot, police say

At least 15 people associated with a Norway-based Kurdish terror group were arrested in a multi-nation European sweep Thursday, Italian authorities said, with officials asserting the group was helping ISIS and plotting attacks against European diplomats. The coordinated arrests in Italy, the United Kingdom, Norway and Finland targeted alleged members of Rawti Shax, a group said to be a European ...

ANOTHER MASSACRE IN PARIS

Paris attacks: ISIS claims responsibility for gunfire, blasts that killed 128 people ISIS has claimed responsibility for the worst violence witnessed in France since World War II, a volley of nearly simultaneous terror attacks that the French President called “an act of war.” The assailants targeted six sites Friday night in Paris, the deadliest being a massacre at a concert ...

Kurds launch offensive to take Sinjar from ISIS

Plumes of smoke blackened the sky above Sinjar as Kurdish forces, backed by intense coalition air support, tried Thursday to take back the northern Iraqi town from ISIS. The operation includes up to 7,500 Peshmergas — the Kurdish military force — who are attacking the city from three sides to take control of supply routes, according to the Kurdish Region ...

ISIS threatens Russia in new video

ISIS on Thursday purportedly released a video and audio statement threatening to attack Russia “very soon.” In the nearly five-minute long video, a chant in Russian is heard over visual compilations of old ISIS propaganda and generic video of Russian cities and buildings. The video is entitled “Soon Very Soon the Blood Will Spill like an Ocean” and was posted ...

US president and Israeli PM reaffirmed close ties for peace in the Middle East

US president Barack Obama and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu have reaffirmed close ties between their countries, during a tightly-choreographed White House appearance designed to quiet disputes over Iran and Middle East peace. Speaking at the Oval Office, Mr Obama admitted it was “no secret” the two men disagreed on how to counter Iran’s nuclear program, but both sought to ...

Jordan policeman fired at a training centre killing 5 trainers

A policeman has opened fire at a police training centre in Jordan, killing two Americans, a South African and two Jordanians, according to officials. The Jordanian embassy in Washington said the Jordanian assailant also wounded two Americans and two Jordanians, before being shot dead. President Barack Obama said the US was taking the attack “very seriously”. The US-funded Jordan International ...

Aung San Suu Kyi’s party is heading to a landslide victory in Myanmar’s election

A spokesman for NLD (Opposition National League for Democracy) leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party has told supporters Monday it is heading towards a landslide victory in Myanmar’s first free and fair elections in 25 years. “We are winning more than 70% of seats around the country, but the election commission has not officially confirmed yet,” said NLD spokesman Win Htein. Ms Suu Kyi ...