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Erdogan’s Turkey: Making trouble everywhere

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Erdogan’s Turkey: Making trouble everywhere

By Burak Bekdil / Gatestone Institute In official language, Turkey is in a state of emergency ever since a failed putsch, allegedly masterminded by a self-exiled cleric, killed nearly 250 people on the evening of July 15, 2016. Since then, the government says, it has purged more than 107,000 government employees for alleged links to the coup attempt. […]


Russian submarine threat has U.S. Navy scrambling to respond

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Russian submarine threat has U.S. Navy scrambling to respond

Russia’s increasingly active submarine fleets in the Atlantic and Arctic have the Trump administration scrambling to respond, amid fears that miles of underwater fiber-optic cables that crisscross the ocean floor transmitting Pentagon’s most sensitive military secrets could be at risk. But with an aging submarine fleet and growing threats from North Korea and elsewhere, the […]


Kuwait condemns Manila ban on Filipino workers

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Kuwait condemns Manila ban on Filipino workers

Kuwait’s foreign minister on Tuesday condemned what he called an “escalation” by Manila after the Philippines expanded a ban on its nationals working in Kuwait. Manila on Monday announced a “total ban” on new employment in Kuwait, including Filipinos who had already obtained employment permits but had not yet left for the Gulf country. The […]


Germany: Merkel pays high price for fourth term

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Germany: Merkel pays high price for fourth term

By Soeren Kern / Gatestone Institute Negotiators from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU), their Bavarian partners, the Christian Social Union (CSU), and the center-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) have agreed in principle on a deal for a new “grand coalition” government—one that, in fact, is the same as the one that governed […]


French migrant crisis spirals out of control

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French migrant crisis spirals out of control

By Soeren Kern / Gatestone Institute Hundreds of Africans and Asians armed with knives and iron rods fought running street battles in the northern port city of Calais on February 1, less than two weeks after French President Emmanuel Macron visited the area and pledged to crack down on illegal immigration. The clashes plunged Calais […]


Palestinians: The atrocities no one talks about

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Palestinians: The atrocities no one talks about

By Khaled Abu Toameh / Gatestone Institute A Palestinian refugee camp has been under siege for more than 1,660 days. Hundreds of the camp residents have been killed, while tens of thousands have been forced to flee from their homes. Those who have remained in the camp — mostly the elderly, women and children — live […]


Oxford University: Delirious capital of political correctness

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Oxford University: Delirious capital of political correctness

By Giulio Meotti / Gatestone Institute “Don’t feel guilty about our colonial history”, Oxford Professor Nigel Biggar titled a column in The Times. He asked his colleagues and students to have “pride” in many aspects of their imperialist past: “Pride at the Royal Navy’s century-long suppression of the Atlantic slave trade, for example, will not be entirely obscured by shame at […]


Cartels control 45 percent of Mexico: Senator

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Cartels control 45 percent of Mexico: Senator

Drug cartels control almost as much territory in Mexico as the Islamic State controlled in Syria at the height of its power, a key Republican senator said this week after returning from a trip through the region. Sen. James Lankford, one of the Republicans looking to lead on an immigration bill this year, said the […]