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Tag Archives: Europe

The Latest: Europe’s Migrant Crisis

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Since June 24, 8,864 migrants journeyed across the Mediterranean Sea in an attempt to reach Europe, according to the United Nations Migrant Agency (AP). Both the end of Ramadan and relatively calm seas have led to an increase in Libyan smugglers launching boats full of migrants towards Italy (Washington Post). Italian-led rescue operations found three […]

Legislation Introduced in Norway to Ban Facial Veils

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Voting will commence this September in Norway on legislation which would ban face-covering veils from universities, schools, and kindergartens (Reuters). Conservative parties across European nations have introduced similar legislation, restricting the wear of burqas and niqabs in public spaces such as schools and transportation systems. Leaders from France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Bulgaria have expressed […]

Spanish Authorities Arrest Russian Programmer

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Spanish authorities in Barcelona arrested Russian computer programmer Pyotr Levashov, who was wanted by U.S. authorities, Russia’s embassy in Madrid said (UPI). Russian state-controlled news outlet RT reported that Spanish police acted on a U.S. international arrest warrant (The Hill). Within the coming month, Spain’s national criminal court will consider a U.S. extradition request for […]

Populist Party Makes Gains in Liechtenstein Parliament

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Populism in Europe made its presence felt in Liechtenstein, following the alpine microstate’s parliamentary elections this past weekend. The Independents, a relatively new right-wing populist party, gained the largest electoral victory at 18.4 percent of the vote. In addition, the left-wing, anti-monarchist party, Free List, captured 12.6 percent of the vote (Politico). The victories of […]