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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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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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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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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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