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Elton John distances himself from Ukip after Nigel Farage hints at support

The Guardian by Josh Halliday | Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Sir Elton John has taken the unusual step of denying he supports any political party after Nigel Farage hinted that the star could back Ukip. Farage was swiftly rebuffed by the musician after suggesting in a radio interview that he had a "big announcement" to make after being invited to a more...

Ukip MEP marks fiftieth anniversary of the death penalty abolition with campaign to bring it back

The Telegraph by Georgia Graham | Monday, 18 August 2014

Fifty years after the last execution took place in Britain a Ukip MEP has marked the anniversary with a call for it to be brought back. Louise Bours, Ukip health spokesman, said there was no “ethical reason” to keep child killers and police murderers alive. Miss Bours, who represents North West England more...

Ukip HQ in ex-brothel really rubs some people up wrong way

Western Daily Press by . | Saturday, 16 August 2014

Residents in most towns up and down the country would probably breathe a sigh of relief when a dubious massage parlour was closed down. But it appears that for some people living in a cosmopolitan part of Bournemouth what is replacing it just might be worse – a Ukip office being more...

Ukip leader Nigel Farage confirms intent to stand in Thanet South for 2015 General Election

Isle Of Thanet Gazette by . | Friday, 15 August 2014

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has for the first time confirmed he does want to stand in Thanet South in the 2015 General Election. After months of speculation, Mr Farage said that he had put himself forward for selection in hustings that will take place on Tuesday, August 26. A local party member more...

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GERMANY | Berlin memorial remembers Nazi euthanasia victims

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 19:11 | Source: Deutsche Welle |

The federal government and the city of Berlin unveiled on Tuesday a monument for the victims of what the Nazis called "euthanasia" at a ceremony in the central Tiergarten park. The open air installation, which comprises a 24-meter (80-foot) glass panel, is meant as a symbol to inform people about the more...

FRANCE | Two teenage girls arrested over French synagogue suicide bomb plot

Monday, 1 September 2014, 17:15 | Source: Newsweek.com |

The gallery for women at the Great Synagogue of Lyon. FLLL Two teenage girls have been arrested on suspicion of conspiring to blow up a synagogue in Lyon, French news websites have reported. According to JSS News and Europe 1, a source from the French security agency the Central Directorate of more...

GERMANY | German anti-euro party enters state parliament in Saxony elections

Sunday, 31 August 2014, 19:33 | Source: Deutsche Welle |

Germany's anti-euro party has won its first state parliament seats following elections in Saxony. However, the ruling CDU conservatives will now need to find a new coalition partner. Preliminary results show that as predicted, Chancellor Angela Merkel's incumbent conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) won Saturday's state election in Saxony, receiving 39 more...

GERMANY | German Eurosceptic party AfD wins Saxony state seats

Sunday, 31 August 2014, 19:22 | Source:BBC |

The AfD, which says it is anti-euro (the currency), rather than anti-Europe, won around 9.6% of the vote. Eurosceptic parties made large gains in the European elections in May. The projected results from Saxony, a state in eastern Germany, indicate a much more successful showing at the ballot box than had been more...