Politics

Sweden Doubles Refugee Forecast For 2015 to 190,000

Up to 190,000 asylum seekers are expected to arrive in Sweden this year, more than twice as many as previously predicted by the Sweden’s Migration Agency. The new figures, released today, also reveal that the agency expects 40,000 of this number to be unaccompanied children traveling alone. The agency predicts that another wave of asylum

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Russia’s Putin Is More Popular Than Ever: State Poll

POLITICS Russia’s Putin Is More Popular Than Ever: State Poll By Damien Sharkov 10/22/15 at 1:11 PM Russian President Vladimir Putin raises his glass for a toast during the luncheon at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, September 28, 2015. Mikhail Metzel/RIA Novosti/Pool/Reuters FILED UNDER: Politics Russian President Vladimir Putin’s approval rating has

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Robert Mugabe Awarded China’s ‘Nobel Peace Prize’

Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean president, has been named this year’s winner of China’s Confucius Peace Prize. The chairman of the award, dubbed China’s version of the Nobel Peace Prize, said Mugabe was chosen for “injecting fresh energy” into the efforts for world peace and African unity, theGuardian reports. Ninety-one-year-old Mugabe has been president for 28

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Putin’s Bikers to Go on Tour Through Europe, Middle East And Africa

The infamous Russian nationalist biker gang, the Night Wolves, known as Putin’s bikers due to their close relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, is leading a tour of Russian-related sites through Europe, the Middle East and Africa, including Iraq, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Georgia, France and Spain. The group, led by Alexander “the Surgeon” Zaldostanov, are

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John Kerry Calls For End to ‘Incitement’ in Meeting With Netanyahu

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Berlin on Thursday, where he called for an end to “all incitement” and “all violence” as the security situation continues to deteriorate in Jerusalem and the West Bank. “It is absolutely critical to end all incitement, to end all violence and

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What Is—And Isn’t—At Stake in the Polish Parliamentary Election

This article originally appeared on the American Enterprise Institute website. The widely expected victory of the opposition Law and Justice (PiS) party in Poland’s parliamentary election on Sunday matters not just for Poland, but for the entire European Union. Because it comes at a time when the continent is at several important crossroads, it might be

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Hillary Clinton Defends Benghazi Actions

At a hearing that was at times low-key and marked by shouting between Republicans and Democrats, Hillary Clinton used her much anticipated testimony on the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, to defend her record as secretary of state and to call for more bipartisanship in the conduct of U.S. foreign policy.

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Putin Accuses Obama of Playing Double Game in Syria

In perhaps his most important policy speech of the year, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday slammed the United States and its western allies for playing a double game in Syria, backing anti-regime rebels while opposing the Islamist group ISIS. “It is impossible to achieve success in the fight against terror if you use groups

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