Obama chides refugee critics, says U.S. cannot ‘close our hearts’

Obama chides refugee critics, says U.S. cannot ‘close our hearts’

President Obama chided American critics Monday over their calls for him to cancel his plans to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees, saying the U.S. cannot “close our hearts” to the plight of those fleeing violence. He took particular aim at GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush, who said the U.S. should focus its refugee efforts on trying […]

Catalan Parliament approves plan for secession from Spain

Catalan Parliament approves plan for secession from Spain

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock Everyone’s eyes seem glued to the Paris terrorist attack and the refugee crisis, but other significant events in Europe merit a spotlight as well. For example, Catalan Lawmakers Approve Plan for Secession from Spain. The regional parliament of Catalonia launched a plan Monday to set up a road map for independence […]

Hungary’s migrant crisis ends, Europe’s has just begun

Hungary’s migrant crisis ends, Europe’s has just begun

Thousands of migrants cross illegally into Slovenia on foot, in this screenshot from YouTube video filmed in October 2015. By George Igler / Gatestone Institute Earlier this year, Hungary’s ferociously articulate Prime Minister Viktor Orbán became the bête noir of European politics. Since then, Orbán has transitioned from being castigated as a threat to European […]

Iran threatens to walk away from nuke deal

Iran threatens to walk away from nuke deal

By Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon Iran has threatened to walk away from the recently inked nuclear deal and stop rolling back its nuclear enrichment program, according to recent comments by Hassan Rouhani, the Islamic Republic’s president. Rouhani, in comments on Thursday, threatened to break the deal if the United States imposes any new […]

Islamic State claims responsibility for twin suicide bombs in Beirut

Islamic State claims responsibility for twin suicide bombs in Beirut

The Islamic State terrorist group has claimed responsibility for two suicide bombings in Beirut on Thursday that killed at least 37 and wounded hundreds more. The claims were made in various statement circulated on Twitter and the Telegram messaging app. The militant group said it detonated a motorcycle bomb and then, as witnesses rushed to […]

Pope Francis contradicts himself on religious liberty and capitalism

Pope Francis contradicts himself on religious liberty and capitalism

By Roy Cordato / Mises Daily While visiting the White House on his first day in the United States this year, Pope Francis made a strong plea on behalf of religious liberty, which he pointedly directed at President Obama. This came shortly before he made an unscheduled visit with the Little Sisters of the Poor, […]

Germany: Migration crisis becomes public health crisis

Germany: Migration crisis becomes public health crisis

A migrant from Africa is shown in a Spiegel TV news segment from this month, being treated in a special unit for the involuntary quarantine of tuberculosis patients, at Parsberg District Hospital #1, in Bavaria. By Soeren Kern / Gatestone Institute The influx of more than one million asylum seekers from Africa, Asia and the […]

Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerian president, ‘too slow’ to deliver on lofty campaign promises

Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerian president, ‘too slow’ to deliver on lofty campaign promises

ABUJA, Nigeria – President Muhammadu Buhari rode to victory in May on a promise to revive the country’s moribund economy, vanquish Boko Haram terrorists who controlled much of the northeastern part of the country and tackle the pervasive corruption that has stifled development in Africa’s most populous nation. Five months later there is growing disenchantment […]

Merkel reaffirms “Refugees Welcome” policy over her own party’s objections

Merkel reaffirms “Refugees Welcome” policy over her own party’s objections

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock German chancellor Angela Merkel seems bound and determined to go out in flames due to her open arms welcoming of refugees. Earlier Merkel Rejected German Plan for Refugee Transit Zones. Chancellor Merkel has rejected controversial plans for special transit zones for processing refugees on Germany’s frontiers, defeating members of her own […]

Debating against BDS – and winning

Debating against BDS – and winning

By Alan M. Dershowitz / Gatestone Institute When I was invited to debate in favor of the motion “Is BDS Wrong?” at the Oxford Union, I fully expected to lose the vote of the 250 or so students and faculty who are members of the oldest debate society in the world. “Israel always loses at […]

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