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Too little, too late? Merkel comes to Chemnitz to ease ethnic tensions, but faces mass protest

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel finally visited the eastern German city of Chemnitz, more than two months after massive right-wing protests there. However, twenty times as many people came to protest against her than to see her. In late August, the city of Chemnitz witnessed a surge of anti-immigrant sentiment after the fatal stabbing of a Read More

Outrage as members of Merkel party’s youth wing filmed singing ‘Nazi-era’ song

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The Christian Democrats’ youth wing was filmed yelling out a song sung by Wehrmacht soldiers in the 1930s, causing quite a stir in Germany and an accusation of getting closer to the far-right. Over a dozen members of the Junge Union (young Union), CDU party’s youth wing, has been filmed singing the ‘Westerwald Song’ in Read More

Double middle finger…to EU? Top Romanian official slams union, makes ‘offensive gestures’

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Things got obscene at the Romanian parliament as its deputy speaker vowed to resist pressure from the EU and go on with a controversial judiciary reform. The politician reinforced his statement by producing a double middle finger. The fiery speech from the top official came in response to a damning report from the bloc, which Read More

Call of Duty 'swatting' death prankster pleads guilty

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A California-based gamer faces up to 20 years in jail after admitting crimes including making a hoax call to US police that resulted in them shooting an innocent man dead. Tyler Barriss made the call after becoming involved in a dispute with other video gamers engaged in an online Call of Duty match. The 25-year-old Read More

Kremlin’s long arm? Norway says it’s ‘aware Russia jammed’ GPS after glitches at massive NATO drills

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The Norwegian military have accused Russia of meddling with the Scandinavian nation’s GPS during NATO’s Trident Juncture military drills – a day after similar, evidence-free allegations came from Finland’s PM. Some of the troops from 31 countries participating in NATO’s recently-concluded Trident Juncture drills – the alliance’s largest military exercises in decades – reportedly experienced Read More

‘Completely safe’: Monsanto owner Bayer hit by new wave of lawsuits over Roundup weed killer

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German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer disclosed that lawsuits from 9,300 plaintiffs were pending at the end of October. The lawsuits allege that the company’s recently acquired weed-killing product causes cancer. Plaintiffs claim that Roundup weed killers, which Bayer acquired in its takeover of US agrochemical firm Monsanto, made them ill and that the company Read More

Trump ridicules Macron with world wars jibe

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Donald Trump has launched an extraordinary attack on Emmanuel Macron, claiming the French “were starting to learn German” until the US intervened in the First and Second World Wars. In his latest rebuke of the French president – who last week called for a “real European army” to defend the continent against China, Russia and Read More

Indigenous Canadian women still being forcibly sterilized, claims senator

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A Canadian senator claims that unwilling indigenous women are still getting coerced into being sterilized across Canada. The senator now wants the “heinous” issue investigated nationwide. Sterilization by tubal ligation – a process by which the fallopian tubes are either tied, burned or severed – is not just a shameful relic of Canadian history, Senator Read More

Adult film star lashes out at ‘jealous’ women after town hosts anti-porn rally

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An Australian adult film star is blaming “jealous” women for a town’s endless campaign against porn. The anti-smut crusade has received support from men, feminists, Muslims and even former French president Francois Hollande. Kiki Vidis, who’s been an adult actress for 11 years, visited the town of Toowoomba in southeast Queensland weeks after the community’s Read More

'Take this bag off my head' were Jamal Khashoggi's last words, Turkish investigative journalist says

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Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi spent his last moments begging for a plastic bag to be removed from his head, according to a Turkish investigative journalist. The murder lasted for about seven minutes. In an interview with Al-Jazeera, Nazif Karaman, the head of investigations at the Turkish Daily Sabah newspaper, cited audio recordings of Khashoggi’s Read More