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EU Court Rules Against Sexuality Test for Asylum-Seekers

EU Court Rules Against Sexuality Test for Asylum-Seekers

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top court says that asylum-seekers in the bloc shouldn’t be psychologically tested on their sexual orientation as part of the procedure to grant them protection.

REUTERS: UK Employment Surges to Record High, Wages Increase

REUTERS: UK Employment Surges to Record High, Wages Increase

LONDON (Reuters) - The number of people in work in Britain surged and one measure of wage growth rose to a near one-year high, according to data that may encourage some Bank of England policymakers to think interest rates should rise again before long.

Macron at Davos: EU Must Strengthen to Compete with China

Macron at Davos: EU Must Strengthen to Compete with China

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron says the European Union needs to reform itself this year to be able to compete with big powers like China and the United States.

Sterling Climbs Above $1.40 to New Post-Brexit-Vote High

Sterling Climbs Above $1.40 to New Post-Brexit-Vote High

One of the key critiques used bylegacy pro-European Union campaigners has been undermined today as Britain’s currency climbed back to pre-Brexit vote levels. Pound Sterling hit the $1.40 mark against the dollar today, before easing back one point.

BLOOMBERG: German Social Democrats Back Merkel Coalition Talks in Tight Vote

BLOOMBERG: German Social Democrats Back Merkel Coalition Talks in Tight Vote

(BLOOMBERG) -- Germany’s Social Democrats backed formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel after a divisive party convention, marking a potential breakthrough toward her fourth term and an easing of political uncertainty in Europe’s biggest economy.

Polish President Thanks Trump for Fighting Fake News

Polish President Thanks Trump for Fighting Fake News

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s president has thanked President Donald Trump for fighting “fake news,” saying his own country experiences the power of fake news “first hand.

‘You’ve Got Me’: Feminist Cathy Newman Crumbles in Channel 4 Interview with ‘Controversial’ Prof. Jordan Peterson

‘You’ve Got Me’: Feminist Cathy Newman Crumbles in Channel 4 Interview with ‘Controversial’ Prof. Jordan Peterson

Repeated attempts to skewer clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson fell flat in a remarkable interview with Britain’s Channel 4 news, reports theSpectator. Douglas Murray writes of the interview for theSpectator’s Coffee House blog: In the magazine this week (out tomorrow) I have written a piece about the Canadian Professor Jordan Peterson.

Egypt: Masked Killers Gun Down Coptic Christian

Egypt: Masked Killers Gun Down Coptic Christian

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Egyptian security officials say gunmen have shot dead a Christian man in the turbulent north of the Sinai Peninsula, the latest attack to target members of the country's Christian minority.

France: Court Can’t Agree on Muslims Fired for Beard Length

France: Court Can’t Agree on Muslims Fired for Beard Length

PARIS (AP) — A French labor court was unable to agree Thursday whether four Muslim security guards were unfairly fired from their jobs at Orly airport after the 2015 Paris terror attacks for refusing orders to trim their beards.

German Federal Court Overturns ‘Sharia Police’ Acquittals

German Federal Court Overturns ‘Sharia Police’ Acquittals

BERLIN (AP) — A German federal court on Thursday overturned the acquittal of seven men who posed as a self-styled “Sharia police,” ordering a retrial on charges that they violated rules on wearing uniforms.

Merkel’s Struggle to Form a Government Continues

Merkel’s Struggle to Form a Government Continues

BERLIN (AP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party and the centre-left Social Democrats are starting talks on forming a new government, attempting to break an impasse more than three months after the country's election.

Four Dead in London NYE Stabbings

Four Dead in London NYE Stabbings

From the Guardian: Four young men have been stabbed to death in unrelated attacks in the space of 15 hours in London, Scotland Yard said. The killings – three on New Year’s Eve and a fourth in the early hours of New Year’s Day – happened in north, east and south London and none were being treated as linked, the Metropolitan police said.

Britain Rings In 2018 Amidst Heightened Security

Britain Rings In 2018 Amidst Heightened Security

The United Kingdom has rung in 2018 amidst heightened security in the British capital of London, including reports of elite snipers on the roof topsof buildings in order to thwart attempted terrorist attacks.

Spain: Catalonia’s New Parliament to Convene Mid-January

Spain: Catalonia’s New Parliament to Convene Mid-January

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s prime minister said Friday he intends to convene Catalonia’s new parliament on Jan. 17 and hopes the restive region’s next government won’t renew the push for independence that fueled a serious political crisis.

YASMIN ALIBHAI-BROWN: Christmas is Islamophobic!

YASMIN ALIBHAI-BROWN: Christmas is Islamophobic!

Christmas is a time where Christians pick on Muslims in the United Kingdon, Yasmin Alibhai-Brownclaimed Friday in the International Business Times. Decrying “Muslim panic stories”,Alibhai-Brown wrote: Every year, in the lead up to Christmas, tabloids run turkey (that is, dumb and stupid) stories about Muslims objecting to the festival, cards, crackers, music, trees, pressies, paper hats, church services, mince pies, street decorations, and ho-ho-hoing Santas.

Hundreds of Migrants Out in Open Along Serbia’s EU Borders

Hundreds of Migrants Out in Open Along Serbia’s EU Borders

SID, Serbia (AP) — Several hundred migrants were camping along Serbia’s borders on Monday, sleeping rough in make-shift shelters from the cold as they look for a chance to cross into neighboring European Union countries.

Lebanon Arrests Uber Driver Suspected in British Diplomat Murder

Lebanon Arrests Uber Driver Suspected in British Diplomat Murder

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese authorities have arrested an Uber driver suspected of killing a British woman who worked for the U.K. Embassy in Beirut and whose body was found beside a motorway north of the city with a rope around her neck, officials said Monday.

Croat War Crimes Convict Reportedly Dies After Drinking Poison

Croat War Crimes Convict Reportedly Dies After Drinking Poison

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Croatian state TV reported Wednesday that a convicted Croat war criminal has died after swallowing what he said was poison seconds after a United Nations judge confirmed his 20-year sentence for involvement in crimes during the Bosnian war of the 1990s.

Police Seek Two Men Following Oxford Terror Panic

Police Seek Two Men Following Oxford Terror Panic

LONDON (AP) - British police want to question two men who may have sparked a panic when they had an altercation on a busy subway platform at the heart of London's Oxford Street shopping district.

500 Migrants Cross Mediterranean to Spain 46 Boats

500 Migrants Cross Mediterranean to Spain 46 Boats

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities say around 500 migrants have been saved by rescue boats as they attempted the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea from Africa.

German Court: Kuwait Airways Can Refuse Israeli Passengers

German Court: Kuwait Airways Can Refuse Israeli Passengers

BERLIN (AP) — A German court ruled Thursday that Kuwait’s national airline didn’t have to transport an Israeli citizen because the carrier would face legal repercussions at home if it did.

Zimbabwe Army Has Mugabe, Wife in Custody, Controls Capital

Zimbabwe Army Has Mugabe, Wife in Custody, Controls Capital

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s army said Wednesday it has President Robert Mugabe and his wife in custody and is securing government offices and patrolling the capital’s streets following a night of unrest that included a military takeover of the state broadcaster.

Remembrance Sunday: Britain Remembers the Fallen

Remembrance Sunday: Britain Remembers the Fallen

LONDON (AP) - Prince Charles has led Britain's annual Remembrance Sunday ceremony for war dead, taking the role held for more than six decades by his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.

Spain Imposes Direct Rule over Catalonia

Spain Imposes Direct Rule over Catalonia

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain took direct control of Catalonia on Saturday, firing the region’s defiant separatist government a day after Catalan lawmakers passed a declaration of independence for the prosperous northeastern region.

UK Dismisses Fake ‘Russian Influence’ Concerns over Brexit

UK Dismisses Fake ‘Russian Influence’ Concerns over Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s democracy is one of the most secure in the world and will remain so, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday in response to a question about a suggestion that there may have been foreign interference in the Brexit vote.

Spanish PM Aims to Take over Catalan Government

Spanish PM Aims to Take over Catalan Government

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain announced an unprecedented plan Saturday to sack Catalonia’s separatist leaders, install its own people in their place and call a new local election, using previously untapped constitutional powers to take control of the prosperous region that is threatening to secede.

Catalonia Fails To Clarify Whether It Has Actually Declared Independence From Spain

Catalonia Fails To Clarify Whether It Has Actually Declared Independence From Spain

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) – Catalonia’s leader called for dialogue with Spain and a meeting with the country’s prime minister, complying with a Monday deadline to respond to a request from the central government to state explicitly whether the regional president had declared independence.

Polling Day: Austrian Vote Could See Government Move to the Right

Polling Day: Austrian Vote Could See Government Move to the Right

VIENNA (AP) — Polling places are opening in Austria, where voters will decide whether the country moves right after decades of centrist policies and the result could pave the way for Europe’s youngest government leader.

PICS: Huge Crowds Rally Against Catalan Secession

PICS: Huge Crowds Rally Against Catalan Secession

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Organizers say that 930,000 people have marched in Barcelona on Sunday to protest the Catalan government’s push for secession from Spain.

Austrian Police Find 18 Migrants in Back of Truck

Austrian Police Find 18 Migrants in Back of Truck

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian police say they have arrested a Bulgarian national after 18 migrants were found in the back of his truck during a search on the border with Hungary.

Spike in Airborne Radioactivity Detected in Europe

Spike in Airborne Radioactivity Detected in Europe

BERLIN (AP) — German officials say that a spike in radioactivity has been detected in the air in Western and Central Europe but there’s no threat to human health.

431 Police Officers Hurt in Catalonia Clashes

431 Police Officers Hurt in Catalonia Clashes

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s Interior Ministry says that 431 National Police and Civil Guard agents suffered wounds or bruising during violent clashes with civilians in Catalonia.

Daily Telegraph: Theresa May Threatens U.S. With Trade War

Daily Telegraph: Theresa May Threatens U.S. With Trade War

Even as the United Kingdom scours the planet for friends and trading partners ahead of the country departing the European Union power bloc, British Prime Minister Theresa May is threatening key ally the United States with a "trade war".

Merkel Defends Open Borders Migrant Policy After Election Shock

Merkel Defends Open Borders Migrant Policy After Election Shock

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended an election campaign that left her conservative bloc in first place but significantly weakened as she embarked Monday on what could be a lengthy quest to form a new government.

Spate of Rapes Spark Calls for Patrols, Punishment in Italy

Spate of Rapes Spark Calls for Patrols, Punishment in Italy

ROME (AP) — Italian officials called Tuesday for increased police patrols, video surveillance and tougher laws to punish perpetrators after a spate of rapes around the country renewed attention on violence against women in Italy.

Financial Times: Conservative Hungary Beats Growth Forecasts

Financial Times: Conservative Hungary Beats Growth Forecasts

Hot on the heels of exceptional growth figures in Poland and Czechia, Hungary’s latest figures have also beaten forecasts, with the country managing to maintain its strong growth rate into the second quarter.

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