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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

Self defense forces in Kyiv / Michael Kotter, used under Flickr Creative Commons license

Five risks for the West in alienating Russia over Ukraine

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 — As the situation in Ukraine continues to deteriorate and is now careening toward civil war, Western powers are again considering moving against Russia. In addition to discussions of sanctions and isolation from international organizations, some are now considering either arming Ukraine’s military or even direct military action. Despite the increasingly

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