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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

As Bombings Spread, Denmark Closes Border With Sweden

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) – Denmark will temporarily reinstate border controls with Sweden and step up police work along the border after a series of violent crimes and explosions around Copenhagen that Danish authorities say were carried out by perpetrators from Sweden. The checks, which start Tuesday for six months, will take place at the Oresund…

Roman Polanski Faces Fresh Rape Accusation from 1975

Film director Roman Polanski is facing a fresh rape accusation from a French woman alleging he violently raped her back in 1975. In an interview with Le Parisien, Valentine Monnier accused Polanski of violently raping her at a ski chalet in Gstaad, Switzerland, in 1975. According to Monnier, Polanski made the attack after dinner one evening where he called…

Macron Looking for ‘Any Excuse’ to Get Rid of U.S., Build ‘Walter Mitty EU...

Nigel Farage criticised Emmanuel Macron for claiming that NATO is suffering “brain death” because the U.S. is “turning its back on [Europe]”, saying the French president is looking for “any excuse” to build his own “Walter Mitty” EU army. In an interview with The Economist published on Thursday, President Macron claimed that “what we are…

70 Per Cent of Tory Voters, 80 Per Cent of Brexit Party Supporters Back...

A poll has revealed that a significant majority of both Conservative and Brexit Party voters back a Leave alliance. A poll by YouGov released on Thursday revealed that 70 per cent of Conservative voters and 81 per cent of those who back Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party support the two parties agreeing on a pact for…

Margaret Atwood: Greta Thunberg Is the ‘Joan of Arc of the Environment’

Margaret Atwood has declared Greta Thunberg the ‘Joan of Arc of the environment.’ The Canadian novelist, best known for her dystopian feminist fable The Handmaid’s Tale, was speaking on the podcast of the environmental extremist action group Extinction Rebellion. Atwood said: “She’s wonderful and she’s impervious to people slagging her off.” and “She’s sort of…

Bank of England Predicts Lower Growth Due to Global Economy – Not Brexit

LONDON (AP) – The growth outlook for the British economy has deteriorated largely as a result of a gloomier global backdrop, the Bank of England said Thursday as it refrained from cutting rates in the run-up to a general election that could have huge repercussions on Brexit. Though waning fears of a no-deal Brexit should…

Macron Claims NATO Suffering ‘Brain Death’ But Germany Commits to Increasing Defence Spending

Emmanuel Macron has claimed that NATO is suffering a “brain death” and that Europe can no longer depend on the United States of America to defend her. In an interview with The Economist published on Thursday, the French president said: “What we are currently experiencing is the brain death of NATO.” Asked whether he believed in members’…

Sweden: Three People Detained in Connection with Malmo Explosion

HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish police say they have detained three people in connection with an explosion in an apartment building in the southern city of Malmo. No-one was injured in the blast, which broke the building’s main door, blew out windows and substantially damaged the entrance level in a southern district of Sweden’s third largest…

Italian Supply Ship Picks up 200 Migrants off Libya’s Waters, Says NGO

ROME (AP) — A private aid group says an Italian offshore supply ship has saved some 200 migrants in waters off Libya. Alarm Phone, a charity hotline for refugees in distress in the Mediterranean Sea, says the Asso Trenta has the migrants aboard after rescue late Friday and early Saturday. It was not immediately known…

Nearly Two-Thirds of Germans Say Antisemitism Has Increased in Germany

Around two-thirds of Germans feel antisemitic attitudes have increased in Germany, while more than a quarter holds some sort of antisemitic belief, according to a study. Reinhard Schramm, chairman of the Jewish community in Erfurt, has claimed that antisemitic attitudes have been pushed from the fringes of society into the mainstream, Swedish broadcaster Sveriges Radio…

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