Europe

Back in Afghanistan, Russia is now tacitly supporting its former enemy, the Taliban

Back in Afghanistan, Russia is now tacitly supporting its former enemy, the Taliban

Russia is pursuing influence in Central Asia and competing with the US. Afghanistan offers it a chance to do both Three decades after a humiliating military defeat in Afghanistan, Russia has returned to the scene. This adds Afghanistan to a long list of hotspots – from Syria and Libya to Venezuela and Ukraine – where Moscow’s low-cost, high-impact foreign policy is challenging the […]

Thousands of Europeans just marched in support of an ‘Islamic Holocaust’

Thousands of Europeans just marched in support of an ‘Islamic Holocaust’

“Clean Blood.” “White Europe.” “Refugees Get Out!” “Pray for an Islamic Holocaust.” These are just some of the xenophobic messages tens of thousands of marchers carried on signs at a far-right rally in Warsaw, Poland over the weekend. According to The Guardian, some 60,000 demonstrators from Poland – and across Europe – joined the march, which […]

Manchester crowd spontaneously sings Don’t Look Back in Anger following minute’s silence

Manchester crowd spontaneously sings Don’t Look Back in Anger following minute’s silence

Traffic came to a halt in Manchester on Thursday morning as the city paused to observe a minute’s silence for those killed in Monday’s terrorist attack. Mancunian’s gathered in St Ann’s Square for the memorial event, among them Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham, Lord Mayor Eddy Newman, council leader Sir Richard Leese, and Lord-Lieutenant of […]

Donald Trump’s Europe tour leaves leaders strangely shaken

Donald Trump’s Europe tour leaves leaders strangely shaken

He crunched hands, shoved shoulders and struck poses. He scoffed chocolates, ignored protocol and harangued heads of state. He denied saying things he had said, then said things that showed he did not understand. It may, mercifully, have passed off without apocalyptic mishap, but Donald Trump’s first transatlantic trip as US president still left European […]

How Germany used Islam during World War I

How Germany used Islam during World War I

It’s late afternoon in Wunsdorf, a small town 50km south of Berlin. Winter has left the landscape dry and hazy, so the lights are already on in the local refugee camp. A team of guards, all of them German, has been watching over the facility since it opened last February. It’s a sprawling campus, complete with […]

’10 attacks a day’ against refugees, shelters in 2016

’10 attacks a day’ against refugees, shelters in 2016

More than 2,500 refugees in Germany were attacked last year, according to a report by the interior ministry, raising fears over the safety of those who have fled war and persecution. In a statement on Sunday, the interior minister citing police figures said that Germanyrecorded more than 3,500 attacks in total against refugees, migrants and […]

France’s Hollande fires back at Trump over Paris comments

France’s Hollande fires back at Trump over Paris comments

French President Francois Hollande fired back at Donald Trump on Saturday after the U.S. president remarked in a speech that a friend thought “Paris is no longer Paris” after attacks by Islamist militants. Hollande said Trump should show support for U.S. allies. “There is terrorism and we must fight it together. I think that it […]

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