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How Russia outfoxes its enemies

BBC News - Wed, 2015-01-28 18:39
The art of 'maskirovka' - how Russia keeps enemies guessing
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Ukraine Clamps Down on Travel to and From Rebel Areas

International Herald Tribune - Europe - Wed, 2015-01-28 18:13
After new border restrictions were put in place, a policy of isolating and frustrating rebel-held regions has taken a major and maddening turn.






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Homeowners in Poland Borrowed in Swiss Francs, and Now Pay Dearly

International Herald Tribune - Europe - Wed, 2015-01-28 18:12
Switzerland’s move to untie its currency from the euro has caused the franc to soar, along with hundreds of thousands of mortgage payments in Poland.






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North Korean Leader to Visit Russia in May

International Herald Tribune - Europe - Wed, 2015-01-28 17:43
Kim Jong-un will attend a ceremony celebrating the defeat of Nazi Germany, in his first trip abroad since taking power.






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'Dippy' makes way for blue whale

BBC News - Wed, 2015-01-28 17:15
London's Natural History Museum is re-modelling its entrance, moving out the famous Diplodocus skeleton and moving in the bones of a blue whale.
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US Supreme Court blocks executions

BBC News - Wed, 2015-01-28 16:59
The US Supreme Court postpones the executions of three death row inmates who say the use of the sedative midazolam in the procedures is cruel.
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Scholars at Odds on Ukraine

International Herald Tribune - Europe - Wed, 2015-01-28 15:51
After members of an association supporting post-Soviet studies object to fellowships linked to a controversial Russia scholar, some academics accuse them of censorship.
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French Comedian Stands Trial Over Comment Against Jewish Journalist - New York Times

Google News French - Wed, 2015-01-28 15:32

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French Comedian Stands Trial Over Comment Against Jewish Journalist
New York Times
PARIS — The provocative French comedian Dieudonné M'bala M'bala stood trial in criminal court on Wednesday over a comment he made lamenting that a prominent Jewish journalist did not die in “the gas chambers,” prosecutors said. Mr. M'bala M'bala ...
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VIDEO: #BBCtrending: Preacher v Selfies

BBC News - Wed, 2015-01-28 15:30
The preacher who says Muslim women shouldn’t post them
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German Anti-Immigrant Leaders Resign

International Herald Tribune - Europe - Wed, 2015-01-28 15:16
The protest group known as Pegida, which has held large rallies protesting immigration, said it was choosing new leadership.
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France releases online video to tackle jihadist recruitment - BBC News

Google News France - Wed, 2015-01-28 14:10

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France releases online video to tackle jihadist recruitment
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The French government has released an online video designed to steer young people away from joining militant groups in the Middle East. The two-minute video features hard-hitting scenes of conflict and execution. It is part of French efforts to stop ...
France unveils anti-jihad campaign with video and web siteReuters
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VIDEO: Inside Tripoli's battle-ravaged airport

BBC News - Wed, 2015-01-28 13:21
Footage inside Tripoli's abandoned airport shows the extent of damage caused by clashes.
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France turns to YouTube to stop would-be jihadists joining the Islamic State - Washington Post (blog)

Google News France - Wed, 2015-01-28 10:42

France turns to YouTube to stop would-be jihadists joining the Islamic State
Washington Post (blog)
France, which is home to Europe's largest population of Muslims, is particularly worried about extremism growing within its borders. The numbers of French nationals joining the Islamic State surged in recent months, as WorldViews discussed here. A new ...

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Staff shortage at Trojan schools

BBC News - Wed, 2015-01-28 10:35
Schools at the centre of the Trojan Horse allegations in Birmingham are struggling to recruit staff, the Chief Inspector of Schools has told MPs.
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France's False Choice - The Atlantic

Google News France - Wed, 2015-01-28 09:54

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France's False Choice
The Atlantic
The impressive and inspiring show of solidarity at France's unity march on January 11—which brought together millions of people and more than 40 world leaders—was not necessarily a sign of good things to come. “We are all one” was indeed a powerful ...
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France launches website to counter jihadist propaganda - CNN

Google News France - Wed, 2015-01-28 09:30

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France launches website to counter jihadist propaganda
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The young people who've been indoctrinated by terrorists promoting a corrupt version of Islam come from all backgrounds and areas of France, it says. "More than 70 French citizens or residents of France are already dead from having fallen into their ...

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Your pictures: City skylines

BBC News - Wed, 2015-01-28 08:50
Readers' photos on the theme of "city skylines"
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Suspect in Killing of Putin Foe Calls Accusations ‘Nonsense’

International Herald Tribune - Europe - Wed, 2015-01-28 08:40
Andrei K. Lugovoi, who met with the K.G.B. whistle-blower the day he drank tea poisoned with polonium 210, said Russia was not behind the death.






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Scottish fracking block announced

BBC News - Wed, 2015-01-28 08:24
The Scottish government announces a block on planned fracking operations, pending the outcome of further inquiries.
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Peer sorry for 'Auschwitz' comment

BBC News - Wed, 2015-01-28 08:18
Ex-Plaid Cymru leader Lord Wigley apologises after comparing the Trident base in Scotland to Auschwitz concentration camp.
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