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Over in Europe, the populist political upstarts at Alternative for Germany. Over in Europe, the populist political upstarts at Alternative for Germany.
The right-wing German party AfD takes its cues from Donald Trump with a direct line to their audience. As Donald Trump’s White House has shown, if you want to get a message to your supporters you’ve got to go direct. Yes, Fox News is a supportive outlet but no medium finds its mark quite like a rage-inducing tweet from the president’s own thumbs. Over in Europe, the populist political upstar...
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Muscles from Brussels. Muscles from Brussels.
As Europe’s security landscape shifts, Nato has decided to boost its presence with new headquarters in Germany and the US. Nato’s new Brussels headquarters is nearly ready – staff are expected to move in later this year – but that’s not the only new building the organisation has in the works. Two more major centres are being planned, one in Germany dedicated to troop movements and one in th...
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The secretary of state cosies up to Colombia but has his eye on the US economy. The secretary of state cosies up to Colombia but has his eye on the US economy.
Rumour had it that he was about to get the axe earlier this year but that hasn’t stopped former oil man Rex Tillerson going about his work. The secretary of state touches down in Colombia tomorrow on the next stop of his week-long Latin American tour, where Tillerson, ever the man to tidy up after his boss, has already had to confront an unhappy Mexico (his first port of call) due to the a...
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Opinion: The Berlin Wall is gone — but is it really? Opinion: The Berlin Wall is gone — but is it really?
The Berlin Wall stood for 28 years, two months and 27 days. Now it has been gone for just as long, at least as concrete and barbed wire. In other forms, it still stands, writes Marcel Fürstenau. I grew up with it. It was just a few hundred meters (yards) from my playground: the Wall. As a teenager, having moved house with my family, I looked across it from the kitchen window into East Berlin. A...
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We need to rethink our resistance to Donald Trump’s ideas. We need to rethink our resistance to Donald Trump’s ideas.
The US president has proven himself a narcissistic liar with no impulse control – it is time to get serious about how we combat him Asking if Donald Trump is a feminist is like asking if Piers Morgan is a journalist: unnecessary and embarrassing, given the evidence before us. The ratings for the “show” in which the pair met on Sunday were indeed sad; less than for a poor night of Casualty. Obvi...
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Australia’s national day continues to divide opinion. Australia’s national day continues to divide opinion.
Instead of bringing people together, Australia’s national day continues to divide opinion. There are growing calls to move the date of Australia Day. Why? Because it commemorates the landing of the British convict ships that consequently led to the dispossession of the indigenous population. Some Aboriginal groups want 26 January renamed Invasion Day, and nationwide rallies are attracting l...
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Canada’s largest city has landed itself in a tricky position. Canada’s largest city has landed itself in a tricky position.
Canada’s largest city has landed itself in a tricky position as it looks to repurpose its golf courses. Councillors in Toronto are debating what to do with one of the more incongruous assets in the city’s municipal armoury – its golf courses. Canada’s largest city operates five golf courses and owns two more but in recent years memberships have dwindled while maintenance costs have soared. ...
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Dutch courage as the US ambassador to the Netherlands has discovered. Dutch courage as the US ambassador to the Netherlands has discovered.
As the US ambassador to the Netherlands has discovered, the country’s journalists take their roles has hard-nosed hacks very seriously. Peter Hoekstra, the US’s new ambassador to the Netherlands, was welcomed to the country with a swift lesson on how the Dutch press corps operates. A Donald Trump pick, he’s famous in the Netherlands for having once falsely claimed that Islamist extremists we...
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The CDC Wants to Get People Ready for a Nuclear Detonation. The CDC Wants to Get People Ready for a Nuclear Detonation.
A session hosted by the agency on public health response and preparedness comes as world leaders boast of their 'nuclear buttons.' The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is offering a teaching session later this month that's tied to a timely topic of late: nuclear war. The Jan. 16 event, which the CDC has titled "Public Health Response to a Nuclear Detonation," comes at a time whe...
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A look at the coming culture clash over guns in 2018. A look at the coming culture clash over guns in 2018.
Last week, one day shy of the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the State Bar of Georgia hosted a panel on gun legislation that’s likely to come up in January, when lawmakers return to the state Capitol. Next year marks the beginning of another election season in a Republican-controlled state, and that fact alone will supersede any fallout from this year’s crop of ...
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