You Can’t Preach Integration and Practice Segregation

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The recent ban on what many will see as the aptly named BURKINI swimwear has become a tilting point in the history of France. There is no doubt that France has unfortunately bore the brunt of extremist barbarity in recent times. Dozens of people were killed, including children, when a lorry driven by a 31-year-old Tunisian man, Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhle  ploughed into a large crowd watching a fireworks...

Dozens of Dead Migrants Found Onboard a Lorry in Austria

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The Austrian authorities say at least 20 migrants have been found dead in a lorry near the eastern border with Hungary.   The number of dead could be as high as 50, they say. The grim find comes as a summit focussing on migration takes place in the Austrian capital, Vienna.  Tens of thousands of migrants from conflict-hit states in the Middle East and Africa have been trying to make...

Doctor Performed FGM in UK

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Dr Dhanuson Dharmasena, FG InitiatorA British doctor performed female genital mutilation on a young mother after she gave birth in hospital, a court has heard. Dhanuson Dharmasena, 32, is accused of carrying out the illegal procedure at the Whittington Hospital in north London. The doctor, of Ilford, London, denies the charge in what is the first prosecution of its kind in the UK. A second man, Hasan...

Germany Expels CIA Official Upon High Class Spy Allegation

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The German government has ordered the expulsion of a CIA official in Berlin in response to two cases of alleged spying by the US. The official is said to have acted as a CIA contact at the US embassy, reports say, in a scandal that has infuriated German politicians. A German intelligence official was arrested last week on suspicion of spying. An inquiry has also begun into a German defence ministry...

A Dramatic Transformation in the German Society, the First 2 Africans Elected in the Federal Parliament

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When Karamba Diaby finished third in his party’s state primaries last February, the result catapulted him into the national spotlight. Now, after Sunday’s federal elections here, Mr. Diaby’s place in German history is guaranteed. And he is sharing the spotlight. For the first time, Germany has elected black lawmakers into the Bundestag, Parliament’s lower house. One was Mr....

Nigerians Jailed in U.K. for Arranging Sham Marriages

Behind bars: Chinedu Amadi, 27, pictured left, was jailed for 20 months at Leicester Crown Court after paying £5,000 to a ‘fixer’ who arranged his sham marriage while his ‘bride’ Szilvia Basco-Porkolab, pictured right, was jailed for 34 months for her part in two sham marriages
Fake couple: Nigerian student Chinedu Amadi, 27, and his fake bride Szilvia Basco-Porkolab, 38, pictured being arrested by Home Office investigators in the middle of a sham wedding ceremony at Leicester Registry Office. A suspicious registrar contacted the Home Office who had investigator lay in wait for the pair to arrive for the sham weddingAs a loving couple about to embark on married life, it helps...

What Do You Think? Twin Black Girls Marry Twin White Men

Adopted twins Teyolla and Keyolla Loux do everything together. Teyolla and Keyolla even married together. The Loux twins married the Crow twins, Eric and Shawn. Teyolla married Shawn, and Keyolla tied the knot with Eric. The twins, originally from the Marshall Islands, won the hearts of their foster parents Reneé and Derek Loux. At the wedding, the twins sported matching long white...

Bananas Thrown at Italy’s First Black Minister

ROME – Some of Italy's top politicians on Saturday rallied behind the country's first black minister after a spectator threw bananas at her while she was making a speech. Integration Minister Cecile Kyenge, who is originally from Democratic Republic of Congo, was appearing at a political rally in Cervia in central Italy on Friday, when someone in the audience threw bananas towards the...

Hollande Defeats Sarkozy in French Presidential Election

Francois Hollande defeated French President Nicolas Sarkozy in a presidential runoff Sunday, signaling a shift to the left as the country and Europe fight to dig out of a weak economy. In a victory speech to supporters in Tulle, Hollande declared his win "a great date for our country, and a new start for Europe." The Socialist challenger promised to govern for all of France. "Many people...

German President Resigns Amid Media Criticism

German President Christian Wulff resigned in disgrace today, finally bowing to pressure and a lack of trust on the back of months of revelations about blurred lines between personal, business and political advantage. His decision leaves fellow conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel with the task of trying to identify a replacement who will be popular across the political spectrum – as the next...

Mediterranean Takes Record as Most Deadly Stretch of Water for Refugees and Migrants in 2011

Culled from UNHCR, Geneva African refugees on their way to Europe through the Mediterranean SeaThis is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Sybella Wilkes – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 31 January 2012, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. According to UNHCR estimates, more than 1,500 people drowned or went missing while attempting to cross...

Germany Displays Arabian Artefacts in Museum

When it comes to displaying Middle Eastern artifacts, the Pergamun Museum has often had a hard time avoiding controversy. Many of the Berlin museum's dramatic exhibits — such as the iconic Pergamum Altar from modern-day Turkey — were taken from their lands of origin long ago. And foreign governments continue to ask for their return. The current contention is of a different kind. When...

False Breast Maker Arrested at Last.

PIP Breast Implant Founder ArrestedThe founder of a French company that makes breast implants linked to a health scare was arrested Thursday, the French national police said. Jean-Claude Mas, founder of Poly Implant Protheses, or PIP, was detained in Six-Fours-les-Plages, near Toulon in southern France, police said. PIP Director Claude Couty was arrested around the same time in nearby La Seyne-sur-Mer,...

German President Christian Wulff Breaks his Silence

By Kay-Alexander Scholz German President Christian Wulff has broken his silence over an undisclosed home loan from a friend. The president apologized for not being more open, but said he would not be resigning. Wulff gave the long-awaited speech at his Berlin residence There was great excitement among observers of the political scene in Berlin. For days, there had been speculation about whether...

German, French Leaders Meet Ahead of Crisis Summit

"Germany and France are the two big economies of Europe. To risk us diverging is to risk us destroying Europe. The crisis requires of us an extra commitment for unity and Europe will not redo the mistakes of the past," Sarkozy said after their meeting. The leaders of Italy and the Netherlands met earlier Monday, and Ireland's prime minister is due to announce new budget-cutting measures...