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News from North America, Friday 7th June 2013

New York Times: “The federal government has been secretly collecting information on foreigners overseas for nearly six years from the nation’s largest Internet companies like Google, Facebook and, most recently, Apple, in search of national security threats, the director of national intelligence confirmed Thursday night. The confirmation of the classified program came just hours after […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Thursday 6th June 2013

BULGARIA Reuters: Bulgaria says Hezbollah’s role in bus bombing unproven. ‘Bulgaria backed down on Wednesday from charges it made a few months ago that Hezbollah was behind a deadly bus bombing on its territory, complicating a British push for the EU to blacklist the militant Shi’ite Muslim group. The country’s new Socialist-led government said it only […]

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News from North America, Thursday 6th June 2013

BBC News: “US President Barack Obama has named US ambassador to the UN Susan Rice as his national security adviser. In a second-term shuffle of his foreign policy team, the president also nominated human rights researcher Samantha Power to replace Ms Rice. Ms Rice will take over from Tom Donilon, who will step down in […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Wednesday 5th June 2013

Huffington Post: EDL march with Muslims in Ipswich in memory of Lee Rigby. ‘It might seem a provocative pairing, but when the English Defence League marched with Islamic charity Jimas to pay tribute to Lee Rigby, the protest was peaceful. Since the Woolwich attack, the far-right group has clashed with anti-fascist organisations in marches organised in response to the killing.’ The […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Wednesday 5th June 2013

BULGARIA The Sofia Globe: Bulgaria has held more than 200 would-be illegal immigrants so far this year. ‘The latest arrest by Bulgarian border police of would-be illegal migrants, six people who said they were from Syria and Palestine, brings the number of people attempting illegal border crossings into Bulgaria to more than 230. The warmer weather […]

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News from Western Europe, Tuesday 4th June 2013

AUSTRIA Translated from German – Die Presse: FPÖ politician beaten. ‘Vienna Favorites several FPÖ functionaries have become victims of attacks in recent days. On Saturday, a district councilor was beaten when leaving the tram, even in building an information booth there was a last attack. For the incidents were “apparently politically motivated violent offenders” responsible to FP-chairman Heinz-Christian […]

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News from North America, Thursday 30th May 2013

The Guardian: “Two threatening letters sent to New York mayor Michael Bloomberg contained traces of the deadly poison ricin, police said on Wednesday. The anonymous letters were opened in New York on Friday at the city’s mail facility in Manhattan and in Washington on Sunday at an office used by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the […]

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News from Western Europe, Wednesday 29th May 2013

EUROPE Audio – NPR: Violence In Europe Leaves People Fearful. ‘The brutal murder of a soldier in London, and riots in Sweden’s capital, Stockholm, have people feeling uneasy in surrounding European communities. To find out more, host Michel Martin talks with NPR’s Europe correspondent Phil Reeves, and Mehdi Hasan, political director of The Huffington Post United […]

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News from Central and Eastern Europe, Tuesday 28th May 2013

BULGARIA Balkan Insight: Bulgaria’s Ex-PM Apologises for Nationalists’ ‘Insults’. ‘Former prime minister and head of the GERB party Boyko Borisov apologised to foreign diplomats for the behaviour of Bulgarian nationalist leader Volen Siderov. “As a Bulgarian, I want to apologise for being in the same room with people who insulted you, and for having some members […]

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News from North America, Monday 27th May 2013

BBC News: “The office of an Arizona lawman who styles himself America’s toughest sheriff improperly targeted Hispanics in routine patrols for undocumented immigrants, a federal judge has found. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was sued by a group of Hispanic drivers who said his deputies relied on race when choosing whom to stop. Judge Murray […]

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