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President urges Germans to work harder for migrants

Germany’s domestic intelligence chief warned Sunday of a radicalisation of right-wing groups amid a record influx of migrants, as xenophobic rallies and clashes shook several towns at the weekend.

President Joachim Gauck meanwhile warned of Germany’s “finite capacity” to absorb … Read the rest

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Who is twitter-luring refugees to Germany?

Content-analysis of a great number of tweets that triggered the ongoing wave of migration from Turkey to Germany since August this year suggests that these human streams were inspired and channeled from outside of the continental Europe.

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Berlusconi visits Putin in Crimea

Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi became the most prominent Western politician to visit Russian-annexed Crimea when he strolled beside the Black Sea on Friday with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Western visitors have been rare since Russia seized Crimea from … Read the rest


Hungary takes out ads to warn migrants

Hungary posted full-page advertisements in local Lebanese newspapers Monday warning refugees and migrants from illegally crossing into the country, two weeks after Denmark took out similar ads as Europe grapples with its biggest migration crisis since World War II.

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Thousand rally for independent Scotland

Thousands of pro-independence activists gathered on George Square in the Scottish city of Glasgow carrying Saltire flags and “Yes” banners on Saturday. “End London rule,” said one of the banners.

Organizers of the demonstration wanted to “make a clear statement … Read the rest


English the least patriotic nation

It may be St George’s Day in April, but don’t expect a sea of red and white flags to be flying across the nation.

England is the least patriotic country in Europe, according to a survey that found only 10% … Read the rest