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Friday, October 20, 2017

European Parliament adopts formal definition of anti-semitism

Most of the 28 European Union states are IHRA members, but so far, only Austria, Romania and the United Kingdom have formally adopted its definition.




Maltese journalist ‘assassinated for her whistleblowing activity’

The son of murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia accused Prime Minister Joseph Muscat of being complicit in his mother's death.

Islamic State moves to Africa, all eyes on Europe

EU countries must monitor "very carefully" a growing threat from the Islamic State group in North Africa as jihadists relocate there from Iraq and Syria.

Austria set for rightward political turn?

Chancellor Christian Kern is vowing to take his center-left Social Democrats into the opposition if defeated and a handful of small parties are struggling to clear the 4 percent hurdle needed to get seats in parliament.




Is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dead or alive?

Uncertainty and confusion surrounded the fate of the head of the Islamic State group Friday as Russia announced it may have killed him in an airstrike.

Davos elite offers unsettling glimpse of the new ‘world order’

Imagine a world where the relationships and roles that have defined the global order for the past three quarters of a century have been turned on their head.

EU to boycott Israeli anniversary

The European Union’s Ambassador to Israel Emanuele Giaufret plans to boycott Israel’s formal national ceremony celebrating 50-years of West Bank settlement.


Arms race for space

In the 1950s, the US raced to dominate space - to launch objects, and people, into the unknown - hoping to show off its technological superiority. In 2016, they are preparing for a space war.