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Military directives in Europe may be dire warning for the future

Military directives in Europe may be dire warning for the future

CHARLOTTE, N.C., November 19, 2014 — Anyone who has ever visited the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach in Normandy, France knows all too well what a hallowed place it is. For all the grief the French receive about being rude to foreigners, there is one place you will never see the French disrespect what their Western allies

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Scottish independence vote reflects European and worldwide trends

WASHINGTON, September 18, 2014 — Voting is starting in Scotland, a part of Britain since 1707, on the referendum for Scottish independence. Late polling, if reliable, shows that British subjects in Scotland are evenly divided on the question of splitting away from the United Kingdom. Reuters reports that five surveys – from pollsters YouGov, Panelbase, Survation, Opinium


KANDEL: The unexpected destroyers of my Zionist dream

GIVAT SHMUEL, Israel August 18, 2014  — I have been asked a number of times by my esteemed editors at Communities Digital News to broach the topic of what, in my opinion, makes Israel so important. In essence, they have (rightfully so) been pushing me to explain why I gave up my comfortable life living

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How U.S. beef hormones helped extremist movements rock the European Parliament

GENEVA, June 4, 2014 — On what can be called Europe’s “Super Sunday,” 21 European countries went out to vote on the composition of the future European Parliament. This exercise in multinational democracy yielded a hodgepodge result, with many extremist parties topping national polls, sending a bizarre assortment of far-left and far-right figures to sit on

Dublin Mosque is a mosque on the South Circular Road, Dublin in Ireland. It is the headquarters of the Islamic Foundation of Ireland. (Wikipedia)

Muslims flee Northern Ireland to escape anti-Islam violence

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 — Some Muslims in Northern Ireland have announced plans to leave the country to avoid anti-Islamic violence. The announcement comes after an attack on a Muslim family in the city of Belfast, when crazed rioters broke into their home and assaulted them. READ ALSO: Random acts of kindness by Muslim faithful too

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Ukraine: East and West drifting further apart

AMSTERDAM, May 14, 2014 — A referendum on independence was held on Sunday, May 11, by separatists in the Donetsk region of Eastern Ukraine. The referendum was held even though Russian President Vladimir Putin called for it to be suspended. The referendum was organized in a rush. There was no up-to-date electoral register. Voters could even put their