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Chinese police arrest 46 after violent protest over schooling

Chinese Kindergartners Forced to Sign Atheist Manifesto

The Education Bureau of the Chinese district of Lishan has launched a campaign to eradicate religious belief in kindergartens, which includes having the schoolchildren sign a commitment statement promising to avoid religious activities.

EU team gets rare access to China's restive Xinjiang

China Using American-Made Equipment to Track Uighurs with DNA

The Massachusetts-based Thermo Fisher company on Wednesday announced it will no longer sell its equipment in the Xinjiang province of China because the Chinese government is using the gear to track Uighur Muslims through their DNA.

Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen (L) holds the opening speech of the parliament in Copenhagen, Denmark on October 2, 2018. (Photo by Liselotte Sabroe / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP) / Denmark OUT (Photo credit should read LISELOTTE SABROE/AFP/Getty Images)

Danish Parliament Passes Restrictive Migrant Laws

The Danish Parliament has passed new restrictive migrant laws that will introduce a ceiling on chain migration and allow an uninhabited island to become a deportation centre. The new changes have long been advocated by the populist Danish People’s Party

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Two of El Chapo’s Sons Wanted by U.S. on Drug Charges

U.S. prosecutors unsealed a criminal indictment filed against two sons of convicted drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel. The fugitive heirs are believed to be in Mexico.

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U.S. Quietly Ends Anti-Opium Airstrikes Amid Taliban Peace Talks

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, amid ongoing peace negotiations with the Afghan Taliban, quietly ended an airstrike campaign against Taliban opium and heroin drug labs after failing to curtail the terrorist organization’s multi-million dollar trade, the Pentagon’s inspector general (IG) revealed this week.

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Delingpole: Dodgy Disgraced Deben Is Coming for Your Gas Cooker

How would you feel if some dodgy geezer smelling of mung bean fart, green sanctimony and greasy banknotes in a brown envelope came round to your house and told you that you’d have to get rid of your gas cooker because “climate change”?

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Israel Braces for Temple Mount Muslim Riots

Security forces were gearing up Friday morning for anticipated violence ahead of Friday prayers at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount as police announced 60 people were arrested overnight on suspicion of planning violence.

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German Business Confidence Drops For 6th Month Running

Business confidence in Germany has fallen for the sixth consecutive month and hit a four-year low as worries persist about the outlook for Europe’s biggest economy at a time of global trade tensions, a closely watched survey showed Friday.

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Merkel Offers European Union Support in Dispute Against Populist Hungary

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that the head of the European Union’s executive branch has her full support in the face of a new Hungarian government campaign alleging that EU headquarters has purposely weakened the bloc’s external borders to let in more migrants.

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Netanyahu-Putin to Meet in Russia on Wednesday

Jerusalem — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit Russia on Wednesday for talks with President Vladimir Putin that had been scheduled for this week, the Israeli government said.

ZHANJIANG, CHINA - JANUARY 03: The marines of China navy participate in the annual military training on January 3, 2018 in Zhanjiang, Guangdong Province of China. (Photo by Pu Haiyang/VCG via Getty Images)

Report: Beijing Runs Unannounced South China Sea Military Drills

The Chinese military this week concluded a month of unannounced exercises in the South China Sea and the Pacific aimed at testing its “wartime command system” and enhancing its missile defenses, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) revealed on Thursday.

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Report: Largest Islamic State Mass Grave Yet Found in Syria with at Least 3,500 Bodies

Syrian first responders discovered the largest Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) mass grave so far, holding at least 3,500 bodies and located outside Syria’s city of Raqqa, once the de facto capital of the terrorist group’s nearly completely fallen self-declared caliphate, a local forensic assistant revealed on Thursday.

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China’s Anti-Corruption Agency to Crack Down on ‘Political Deviation’

Chinese President Xi Jinping has long been accused of using his seven-year “anti-corruption” crusade as an excuse to purge officials who are rivals to his power or critics of his ideology. This critique will find new energy thanks to Tuesday’s announcement that China’s chief corruption-fighting agency will also begin targeting “political deviation” as well as graft.

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Weapons Manufacturer BAE Systems Condemns Violence, Embraces ‘Diversity’

BAE Systems, the military weapons manufacturer which sells weapons to Saudi Arabia, virtue-signaled its “ethical principles” and support for “cultural diversity” this week, declaring that diversity is the company’s “strength” and that it condemns “racism” and “violence.”

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EU Boss Juncker ‘Not Very Optimistic’ About Avoiding No-Deal Brexit

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker complained of “Brexit fatigue” Thursday, as he said he was no longer optimistic about avoiding a so-called no-deal Brexit, remarks which will cheer many Brexiteers who see a full no-deal Brexit as the only way to truly leave the European Union.