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Earthquake in the Eurozone: High turnout in European Parliament vote driven by anger

Marine Le Pen

Special to Charles de Gaulle once said: “Europe is France and Germany. Everything else is just the garnishes.” … While France rocked the Continent with a triumph for Marine Le Pen and her anti-EU National Front, German Chancellor Angela […]

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Syrian rebels scorn UK’s offer, demand heavy weapons, missiles

British Foreign
Secretary William Hague.  /AFP/Getty Images/Carl Court

Special to LONDON — Britain has decided to resume aid to the Sunni revolt in Syria. Officials said the government of Prime Minister David Cameron was planning to deliver non-lethal assistance to Western-aligned rebels in Syria. The officials said […]

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Britain eyes permanent post-Afghan presence in the Persian Gulf

British Defense Secretary Philip Hammond.  /Getty Images

Special to ABU DHABI — Britain has been searching for a permanent military presence in the Gulf. Officials said the British military was seeking to transfer assets from Afghanistan to allies in the Gulf Cooperation Council. The officials said […]

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Introspection: UK probes wisdom of offering safe haven to Muslim Brotherhood

UK Prime Minister David Cameron.  /AFP/Carl Court

Special to LONDON — Britain has launched an investigation of the Muslim Brotherhood. Officials said the government of Prime Minister David Cameron has sought to determine whether the Brotherhood, with headquarters in Egypt, was contributing to Muslim extremism in […]

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Virgin Galactic bans Chinese nationals from its space flight

More than 500 travelers have signed up to experience a short trip in space aboard Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo at a price of $200,000 per person.

Special to The British company Virgin Galactic’s space flight, scheduled for launch later this year, will not allow Chinese nationals on board. The reason apparently involves the risk of losing rocket technology to Chinese government agents, according to […]

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GREATEST HITS 2013: While Obamcare stuns the U.S., ‘leading from behind’ unravels world peace


Sol W. Sanders   Originally published Oct. 28, 2013 The U.S. is transfixed by the Obama administration’s massively bungled attempt to nationalize one sixth of the economy, the health welfare system. But the rest of the world watches the slow […]

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Obama’s Munich: Diplomacy paving the road to war


Jeffrey T. Kuhner History is repeating itself. The recent interim nuclear deal signed by the United States and other major powers with Iran in Geneva paves the way for war. President Obama is the new Neville Chamberlain, the British prime […]

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Europeans joining Israel’s military by the hundreds

Members of the Israel Defense Forces band on their annual tour of Europe in mid-November. / Cnaan Liphshiz / JTA

Special to LONDON — Europeans have been volunteering for Israel’s military.   A report said that hundreds of Europeans joined the Israeli military. The report by the Euro-Mid Observer for Human Rights said dozens of of the Europeans were […]

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Some refreshing, politically incorrect clarity from Tony Blair on Islamic extremism


John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In a world where politicians and potentates clog the media with pre-packaged sound bites, yammer with a staccato of political chatter, or drone on with endless explanations of subjects even they forgot, it’s heartening […]

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Murder of British woman spotlights security woes in Qatar’s huge expatriate community

Lauren Patterson.

Special to ABU DHABI — The huge expatriate community has been alarmed by the rape and killing of a British woman in Qatar. Western diplomats said the killing in Doha on Oct. 12 has prompted concern within Qatar’s community […]

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