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BERLIN: “Liberal Mosque” is an Insult to Islam and Christianity Alike

Religion is not about watering-down faith nor distorting scripture, it is about a relationship with God that many liberals insult and defame. A self-described feminist and lawyer of Turkish background called Seyran Ates has opened up what she calls a “liberal mosque” in Berlin. It is housed inside a Protestant church and she calls the so-called …

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Trump to Germany: Go Jump in the Rhine

Germany: ‘bad, very bad.’ Trump tweet. France’s brainy new president, Emmanuel Macron, said it was too bad that Donald Trump was not part of the Enlightenment.  Few Americans would have understood what he meant but Europeans certainly did. The Enlightenment was the glorious epoch in the mid-1700 and 1800’s that gave birth to modern science, …

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Donald Trump’s Unhappy NATO Visit as US and Europe Drift Apart

European leaders annoyed by Trump's calls to increase defence spending, making NATO look too obviously like a protection racket. Having been showered with compliments in Saudi Arabia and Israel, Donald Trump’s visit to Europe where he has met the US’s formal allies in the NATO and G7 formats, have gone unhappily. Despite efforts on both …

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Trump Threatens to Ban ‘Very Bad’ Germans from Selling Cars in US

US President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser acknowledged that the president said Germany is "very bad" when it comes to flooding the U.S. with cars, but insisted it wasn’t an attack on one of America’s most-important allies. “He said, ‘They’re very bad on trade,’ but he doesn’t have a problem with Germany," Gary Cohn, director …

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NATO: Global Hegemony in the Guise of “Collective Defense”

They always talk about "Russian threat". It was not long ago that another ambitious power cited Russia as a threat and invoked “collective defense” to justify what would become a contest between nations leaving tens of millions dead and entire countries in ruins. Nazi Germany’s leader, Adolf Hitler would claim regarding his decision to invade …

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Will the Afghan ‘Graveyard of Empires’ be Donald Trump’s Last Stand?

Is NATO in a tailspin or is Trump going to rejuvenate it in Afghanistan? US generals believe a summer war with the Taliban is just what he needs. But who will call the shots? The impeachment of Donald Trump is a subject now permeating American news outlets as the number of those who believe the …

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Thieves Break into German Military Compound, Steal Weapons from Armored Carrier

Unidentified thieves stole weapons from inside a Fox armored personnel carrier after breaking into a military facility in northern Germany, the Bundeswehr confirmed to local media. The perpetrators stole two G36 assault rifles, one P8 pistol, one flare gun, two magazines without ammunition, two radio devices, and a pair of binoculars, Die Welt reported, adding …

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