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Christians in Europe less tolerant of immigrants

Around a third of Germans would not accept a Muslim into their family, and a fifth would not accept a Jew as a family member, a study has found. The results of the report by the US-based Pew Research Center, released on Tuesday, have come amid heightened anxiety about Islam …

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Suicide blasts kill 19 in northeast Nigeria, jihadists blamed

Three suicide bombers killed 19 people at a fish market in northeast Nigeria, civilian militia leaders said on Saturday, in an attack blamed on Boko Haram jihadists. Friday’s deadly attacks came in the week that hundreds of Boko Haram suspects went on trial at civilian courts at a military base. …

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World remembers Holocaust amid signs of rising hatred

January 27, 20183:18 pm Elderly survivors were gathering Saturday at the former Auschwitz death camp and political leaders warned that the Nazi genocide must continue to serve as a warning as the world marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day. In Warsaw, Poland, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson paid his respects …

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Australia Day: Thousands protest ‘European invasion’

January 26, 201812:40 pm Marches have taken place across Australia in protest at a national holiday many see as offensive to indigenous people. Divisions over Australia Day have been growing in recent years. Tens of thousands gathered to march in major cities across Australia on Friday to protest at a …

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Spain seeks to challenge Puigdemont candidacy to form govt

January 25, 20183:57 pm The Spanish government says it is seeking legal advice on challenging the proposed candidacy of fugitive Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to lead a new Catalan regional government. Spanish Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria said Thursday that the government has asked the consultative State Council …

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US officials defend trade moves as Davos braces for Trump

January 24, 20183:49 pm The United States is committed to free and fair trade while bracing itself for possible retaliation from China over new tariffs, top US Cabinet members said Wednesday, ahead of a much-ballyhooed visit by President Donald Trump to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Days after …

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Japan holds first North Korea missile attack evacuation drill

January 22, 20184:22 pm Japan’s capital has held its first evacuation drill in decades, as residents scrambled for cover in subway stations and underground basements. Over 20 such drills have been held nationwide amid threats from North Korea. Hundreds of Tokyo residents huddled together into subway stations and an amusement park …

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Women will march again with aim to become a political force

January 20, 20183:57 pm Activists are returning to the streets a year after a million people rallied worldwide at marches for female empowerment, hoping to create an enduring political movement that will elect more women to government office. Hundreds of gatherings are planned Saturday and Sunday across the US and …

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