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Source: The Guradian

Leader of Nigel Farage's party resigns over anti-Islam messages

Wednesday 17:17 GMT

The leader of the new pro-Brexit party backed by Nigel Farage has abruptly resigned, after the Guardian asked her about a series of deleted anti-Islam Twitter messages sent from her account before she took on the role.

Catherine Blaiklock, the leader of the Brexit party, repeatedly retweeted posts from far-right figures as well as sending her own messages. Among the messages she shared was one by Mark Collett, a former British National party (BNP) activist, referring to “white genocide”.

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Source: DW

Dutch police arrest new suspect in Utrecht tram shooting

Today 08:05 GMT

Dutch police on Wednesday said they had arrested a new suspect in a shooting that killed three people and injured seven others on a tram in the city of Utrecht, as they investigated whether there was a terrorist motive behind the attack.

Officers from a specialized arrest team detained the 40-year-old man in Utrecht on Tuesday and released two other men that had been detained earlier, said police spokesman Joost Lanshage.

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Source: DW

EPP votes to suspend Hungary's Fidesz party

Today 08:05 GMT

Ahead of the vote, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told German radio that the EPP should expel Fidesz.

The head of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, took a softer line, telling Reuters news agency that the EPP could temporarily "freeze" Fidesz's membership. Juncker was elected to the Commission presidency in 2014 as the EPP's lead candidate.

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Source: The Guradian

Corbyn walks out of PM’s Brexit meeting over Umunna invite

Today 08:05 GMT

Jeremy Corbyn has walked out of an early evening meeting of party leaders with Theresa May after he realised the prime minister had invited the Independent Group spokesman, Chuka Umunna.

A cross-party attempt to submit an amendment to that debate, calling for a long delay to Brexit, collapsed after it emerged that Labour’s leadership was not prepared to support a long extension, sources said.

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Source: Reuters

Numbers game: How Thailand's election system favors pro-army parties

Today 08:59 GMT

Thailand goes to the polls on Sunday under a new system that critics say the military government has devised to prevent the most popular political party, which has won every election since 2001, from returning to power.

If no coalition can agree on prime minister, the new constitution also allows for an “outside” prime minister who is not a member of parliament.

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Source: The Guradian

Three people dying in Yemen every day despite ceasefire agreement

Wednesday 01:30 GMT

Yemen is continuing to experience a steady stream of violence, claiming at least one life every eight hours – despite the agreements reached between the internationally recognised government and the Houthis at talks in Sweden just over three months ago.

“UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other coalition members are prolonging and deepening a conflict that is causing immense human suffering, and they need to stop.”

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Source: BBC

Who is the Speaker and why does he shout order?

Wednesday 11:46 GMT

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By torpedoing Theresa May's "Thank U Next" approach to voting on her deal - he just placed himself firmly at the centre of the drama. The prime minister was hoping for another chance to put her Brexit deal to a vote - it would've been the third time.

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Source: The Guradian

Three dead after crush at St Patrick's Day party in Northern Ireland

Tuesday 02:25 GMT

The Democratic Unionist party leader, Arlene Foster, tweeted that her “thoughts and prayers” were “with everyone impacted by this tonight”.

Mark Hamilton, an assistant chief constable with the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), confirmed a 17-year-old boy, a 17-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy had died. “It is heartbreaking an event which should have been fun should end in such a terrible tragedy,” he told reporters at the scene.

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Source: Fox News

Klobuchar hits Beto O'Rourke: 'I wasn't born to run' in 2020

Monday 16:21 GMT

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar took a swipe at fellow Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke — saying she "wasn't born to run" for the White House.

Klobuchar continued, saying, “But no, I wasn't born to run for office, just because growing up in the '70s, in the middle of the country, I don't think many people thought a girl could be president. “If a woman was presented with a similar choice: Do that less ambitious, but better-for-the-party thing, versus more ambitious but longer-shot thing, I don’t see people being super understanding when she takes the latter,” Jess McIntosh, a Democratic strategist and former Hillary Clinton aide, told The New York Times.

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Source: The Guradian

Whatever Nancy Pelosi says, youthful zest is moving US politics to the left

Tuesday 09:55 GMT

When 29-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez surprised everyone by seeing off an established Democratic rival and going on to win a seat in Congress, her triumph – after a shock primary victory in New York over the longstanding incumbent, Joe Crowley, who was the third most powerful House Democrat – was played down by the House of Representatives Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, who chose to emphasise that voters had merely “made a choice in one district”.

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Source: CTV

Bottles and rocks thrown at huge Waterloo St. Patrick's Day party

Monday 20:55 GMT

First responders in Waterloo, Ont., say there have been multiple injuries and reports of rocks and bottles being thrown at an unsanctioned St. Patrick’s Day street party near Wilfrid Laurier University.

There was a heavy police presence on Sunday in the nation’s capital, but police told CTV Ottawa early on Sunday afternoon that there had not yet been any reports of vandalism or overdoses.

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Source: DW

Israel bans right-wing candidate from general election

Monday 20:55 GMT

Jewish Power is part of an election alliance with Israel's right-wing governing party, Likud, which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hopes will help secure him a record fifth term.

Ben-Ari had been approved by Israel's election committee to run, but the opposition left-wing Meretz party successfully appealed the decision to the Supreme Court. The country's attorney general, who shares the Court's sentiment, had accused Ben-Ari of "inciting on an ethnic-nationalistic basis against the Arab population" and "calling for a violent renunciation of the Arab population's rights."

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Source: DW

'The New Germans': Far-right AfD forms immigrant supporters' group

Tuesday 17:14 GMT

Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. "The New Germans" may be targeted towards people with immigrant roots — but it doesn't compromise on the party's stances concerning immigration. Members must agree to the group's manifesto, which advocates for "harsh action against all forms of anti-Semitism" but also calls for "a comprehensive de-Islamization of Germany," news agency DPA reported.

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Source: The Guradian

Dutch PM compares Theresa May to Monty Python limbless knight

Monday 16:21 GMT

Theresa May is like the knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail who loses his arms and legs in a duel and calls it a draw, the Dutch prime minister has said.

The black knight sketch in the 1975 Monty Python film had John Cleese playing the role of the deluded swordsman who could not admit defeat, even as Graham Chapman’s King Arthur cut off all his limbs. Rutte said of the prime minister’s predicament: “You can see what happens when a country puts everything on the roulette wheel and takes a risk, and the whole thing collapses.

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Source: The Guradian

Far-right Israeli campaign ad jokes of 'fascism' perfume

Wednesday 09:55 GMT

Israel’s far-right justice minister has released a campaign video for forthcoming elections in which she poses in a mock advertisement for a perfume called “Fascism”.

Spritzing herself with a perfume labelled “Fascism”, she whispers her key policies in Hebrew: “Judicial reform … Restraining the supreme court.” Then, speaking to camera, she seems to suggest the bottle has been mislabelled: “To me, it smells like democracy.”


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