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Far-right groups ‘are inciting hate on social media’

The Times | Monday, 20 June 2016

Police are being urged to investigate extreme right-wing groups and their incitement activities after a series of hateful messages were published on social media in the wake of Jo Cox’s murder. Nationalist groups have been accused of glorifying Thomas Mair, Mrs Cox’s accused killer, crowing about the attack and making excuses more...


Far right hijacks MP’s murder for Brexit

The Times by James Lyons | Monday, 20 June 2016

A far-right group has tried to hijack the killing of Jo Cox and link it to the campaign for Brexit. National Action posted a picture of murder suspect Thomas Mair with a caption reading: “#VoteLeave, don’t let this man’s sacrifice go in vain. Jo Cox would have filled Yorkshire with more more...


Cheers to Spanish civil war heroes

Sunday World by Steven Moore | Tuesday, 19 April 2016

A NEW beer to be launched dedicated to the memory of those who fought against fascism in the Spanish Civil War is hoping to be sold in Ulster pubs. Brigadista Ale is currently being brewed and is launching across the UK over the next couple of months. Profits from the beer will more...


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Anzac Day terror plot: Blackburn boy sentenced to life

BBC by . | Saturday, 3 October 2015

A 15-year-old British boy who plotted to behead police officers at an Anzac Day parade in Australia has been sentenced to life imprisonment. The Blackburn teenager will serve at least five years for inciting terrorism and will only be released once he is no longer considered to be dangerous. He sent thousands more...


Spain jails 11 jihadists for sending suicide bombers to Syria

Euro Weekly by . | Saturday, 3 October 2015

ON Friday October 2 Spanish judges convicted 11 jihadists who were gang related to Islamic State extremists who recruited fighters for suicide bombings in Syria. The men received sentences of between 10 and 12 years after the judges found them guilty of sending "numerous jihadists to Syria", many of whom died more...


Islamist militant group's kill-list targets nine UK-based writers

The Independent by Caroline Mortimer | Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Nine UK based bloggers have been named on a 'kill list' issued by a Bangladeshi Islamist militant group. A list of 20 secular bloggers, writers and activists around the world was published by the Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) group with a warning that they will be killed if they continue to more...


World news

Round-up of news from around the world.

AUSTRIA | Far right has second chance in Austrian presidential election

Sunday, 4 December 2016, 00:25 | Source: Reuters | | Click here for original article

Austria will provide a new gauge of the populist wave sweeping Western democracies on Sunday, as the divided country holds a vote that could deliver the first freely-elected far-right head of state in Europe since World War Two. The knife-edge presidential run-off is all the more dramatic for being a re-run more...


ITALY | Europe holds its breath as Italy heads to the polls for critical referendum

Sunday, 4 December 2016, 00:17 | Source: The Telegraph | | Click here for original article

He burst on to Italy’s political scene two years ago promising to reshape his country’s moribund politics, but it was an exhausted, careworn Matteo Renzi who urged Italians to say "yes" to his constitutional reforms when they vote in a referendum on Sunday. "We have 48 decisive hours in which more...


FRANCE | François Fillon wins French primary to be candidate for the right

Monday, 28 November 2016, 09:27 | Source: guardian |

François Fillon, the socially conservative former prime minister who plans to shrink the French state, has won the primary race to become the French right’s presidential candidate next spring. Fillon, 62, gained support in the final days of the primary race after writing a book on the dangers of “Islamic totalitarianism” more...