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NATO irks Russia with massive war games in Poland

The exercises -- staged against the backdrop of a military and diplomatic standoff between Russia and the West -- have rattled the Kremlin.<p>NATO says the 10-day Anaconda maneuvers involving 31,000 troops are intended to shore up security on the alliance's eastern flank, where member states have been …

50 great quotes about Europe and Europeans

How EU referendum showdown host Faisal Islam got sparks to fly

Sky News ensured that its political editor was fully prepared to put David Cameron and Michael Gove on the spot<p>The advice that John Ryley, the head of Sky News, gives to his presenters before a big interview is “prepare, prepare, prepare”.<p>And so it was for the channel’s political editor, Faisal …

America is tired of being the world’s protector. We have been warned 

The Russians normally don’t care what foreigners watch on the telly, but the Kremlin has taken grave exception to a box set drama from Norway named Occupied. Its premise: Arab civil wars shut down oil exports and Norwegians elect a Green government to close down North Sea oil as well. Panic ensues, …

America’s real terror threat: Domestic extremists pose a greater danger than ISIS ever will

<b>Ammon Bundy (AP/Rick Bowmer)</b><p>Far-right groups consider anti-government violence justified, and Trump’s nomination has only emboldened them<p>David Alpher<p>June 2, 2016 8:00am (UTC)<p><i>Take America back from those who have stolen it.</i><p><i>Protect America from those who want to destroy it.</i> <i><br>Restore the principles that</i> …

UK cannot and must not close borders to EU workers, says Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn has said Britain “cannot and must not close the borders” to workers from the European Union, as he delivered his strongest argument yet for Britain to vote remain in the referendum.<p>Giving a speech to an enthusiastic crowd of Labour members in Westminster, the party leader acknowledged …

Jeremy Corbyn promises to kill TTIP, will work in parliament to stop trade deal

Mr Corbyn has pledged to scrap the EU’s trade deal with the US. He joins a range of European politicians and campaigners in fighting against the …

France

EU referendum: EU nationals have 'wrongly received polling cards'

Leave campaigner Iain Duncan Smith calls on prime minister to stop ineligible voters from casting ballots, complaining of ‘deeply disturbing’ reports<p>David Cameron has been urged to stop EU nationals voting in the referendum in a letter from Iain Duncan Smith complaining of “deeply disturbing” …

John McDonnell: sharing EU platform with Tories discredits Labour

Shadow chancellor’s comments come the day after London’s new mayor, Sadiq Khan, appeared on stage with David Cameron<p>John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, has said it discredits Labour to share a platform with Tories arguing to stay in the EU – the day after the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, appeared …

Taking War Seriously: a Russia-NATO Showdown Is No Longer Just Fiction

NATO's former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander, General Sir Richard Shirreff's new book, "2017: War With Russia," is a work of fiction. But its subject -- a clash between NATO and Russia as early as next year -- is not completely fanciful.<p>When Russia attacked Ukraine in 2014, it also attacked the …

By calling the EU referendum, David Cameron put himself on a one-way road to his retirement

<i>"I know what’s going on. I’m going on."</i><p>That was how Harold Wilson responded when asked about plots against him. And he did. He led the Labour Party for thirteen years – an unimaginable time now – and won four of five General Elections, being kept in place even after unexpectedly losing in 1970 to …

Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of 'blocking the path to Allah' and bans pilgrims from going to Mecca

Iran accused Saudi Arabia of “blocking the path leading to Allah” on Sunday when Tehran announced that its pilgrims would not perform the Hajj in Mecca this year.<p>If this ban is enforced, the annual Hajj in September will be the first in 30 years without any pilgrims from Iran, the largest Shia …

The Voters Who Want Islam Out of Germany

Demographic patterns behind support for the radical right are similar in Europe and the United States.<p>How does a party of economists and businessmen transform into a party of new voters bashing Islam? Republican elites wringing their hands over Donald Trump—who officially clinched their party’s …

Voting

Whatever happens in this referendum, England’s disquiet is set to get a whole lot worse | John Harris

The new ONS figures show a nation divided, as population shifts exacerbate existing tensions<p>A question may have recently popped into your head: why are we having this referendum? A large part of the answer, of course, is rooted in the internal machinations of the Conservative party, David Cameron’s …

Great Britain

Corbyn orders review to ready Labour for potential snap election

Party leader promotes controversial adviser Andrew Fisher to head of policy amid unease over Vice Media documentary<p>Jeremy Corbyn has asked Lord Kerslake, the former head of the civil service, to carry out a review of Labour’s internal structures as part of a package of measures aimed at putting the …

Must try harder: why Britain should embrace foreign languages

The decline in knowledge of foreign languages in Britain is a familiar tale, but an extremely important one nonetheless. I want to draw the attention …

Germany Recruiting Muslim Illegals as Police Officers

<b>The German state of Bavaria is recruiting Muslim migrants as police officers – and German citizenship isn’t required.</b><p>When announcing the move, …

British special forces destroyed Islamic State trucks in Libya, say local troops

Evidence has emerged that British special forces have engaged in frontline combat against violent jihadists in Libya for the first time, destroying an Islamic State vehicle packed with explosives.<p>It follows reports earlier this year that elite commandos – including the SAS - were in Libya advising …

Donald Trump Fires Back at Critics and Protesters in Chaotic Rally

Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump railed at critics and a mass of protesters at an unruly rally Tuesday evening.<p>Before a rowdy crowd of …

Behind the Barricades of Turkey’s Hidden War

On the morning of Oct. 29, 2014, a long convoy of armored vehicles and trucks rolled northward in the shadow of Iraq’s Zagros Mountains and crossed a bridge over the Khabur River, which marks the border with Turkey. As the convoy rumbled past the border gate, the road for miles ahead was lined with …

Any Tory who challenges David Cameron after the referendum is committing political suicide

To shove or not to shove? That is the question Tory MPs will be presented with in the aftermath of the EU referendum on June 23.<p>Despite David Cameron announcing, before last year’s general election, that he would step down as Conservative Party leader before polling day in 2020, the referendum …

Marco Rubio: 'It’s not that we lost, it’s that Donald Trump won'

While Donald Trump was wrapping up the Republican nomination for president at the beginning of this month, Marco Rubio was more than 6,000 miles away, touring the Middle East and far removed from the process that had engulfed the past 11 months of his political career.<p>The Florida senator, who …

The Republican party is not dead. Far from it | Trevor Timm

The obituaries that were written in haste when Donald Trump took over were naive. The past few weeks make that abundantly clear<p>Reports of the Republican party’s death at the hands of Donald Trump have been greatly exaggerated. The party is not just going to concede the presidential election because …

Tony Blair: I underestimated Iraq's destabilising forces

Speaking weeks before release of Chilcot report, former PM says his understanding of Middle East now better than during war<p>Tony Blair has admitted he profoundly underestimated the forces that were going to be unleashed in Iraq after the war, and says his understanding of the Middle East is much …