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Terror threat in Europe 'as high as it's ever been,' officials say

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The terror threat in Europe is at as high a level as it's ever been, a U.S. official told CNN Wednesday, and nearly 2,000 foreign fighters who went to Iraq and Syria from Europe have returned home -- with some potentially plotting new attacks.<p>The latest European and U.S. …

Germany is at a near boiling point after horrific mass attacks on women in one of its oldest major cities

The controversy over what German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called the most complex challenge of her 10 years in office has reached a near boiling point after mass New Year's Eve attacks on women in the city of Cologne.<p>A police report (in German) on the attacks released Monday detailed rampant …

Saudi Arabia is killing the Russian economy in its fight to control oil prices

A year ago, Saudi Oil Minister Ali Naimi made it plain that he didn't care what happened to Russia if oil-producing countries failed to cooperate with Saudi-dominated OPEC on keeping prices high by restricting production.<p>"We want to tell the world that high efficiency producing countries are the …

Donald Trump annoys Jewish donors with Middle East comments

The Republican front-runner questions Israel's commitment to peace<p>Donald Trump faced some booing at the Republican Jewish Coalition presidential candidates forum as he declined to answer whether Jerusalem should be the undivided capital of Israel.<p>When the question was put to him, Mr Trump said: …

How Diversity Police Halt Progress

It used to be plain old racism. Now it’s fear of saying something offensive to the black guy—and being caught on social media.<p>A few years ago I was …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1</b><b>. European Union leaders will try to persuade Turkey to approve a plan to help host</b> over 2 million refugees during Thursday's summit on Europe's migrant crisis.<p><b>2. Israelis are panic-buying guns</b> amid a growing number of knife and other attacks by young Palestinians since the start of October.<p><b>3.</b> …

Did U.S. weapons supplied to Syrian rebels draw Russia into the conflict?

BEIRUT — American antitank missiles supplied to Syrian rebels are playing an unexpectedly prominent role in shaping the Syrian battlefield, giving the conflict the semblance of a proxy war between the United States and Russia, despite President Obama’s express desire to avoid one.<p>The U.S.-made …

Argentina halts rice 'impregnated with cocaine' en route to Europe

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine customs agents found about 30 kg (66 lbs) of cocaine hidden in a way they had never seen before when drug-sniffing dogs found the drug had been absorbed into grains of rice headed for Europe via Africa, an official said on Wednesday.<p>The bust underscores the role …

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White House denounces Trump and his followers

The White House on Friday delivered a sweeping indictment of Donald Trump — and the larger Republican party — for the billionaire businessman's failure to correct an audience member who called the president a Muslim, saying such comments are destructive and pandering to "offensive views."<p>The sharp …

Egypt 'starts flooding Gaza tunnels'

<b>The Egyptian military has begun flooding tunnels used by Palestinian militants and smugglers under the border with Gaza, reports say.</b><p>It is the latest move by Egypt to destroy the tunnels, part of an offensive against insurgents.<p>Excavators have been digging there for weeks to turn the area into what …

Germany just reversed course with its refugee policy, and it caught Austria by surprise

The move particularly surprised Austria, as just last week the two countries had worked together to freely let refugees enter their countries as tens of thousands have been arriving through Hungary and other Balkan countries.<p>And on Monday, Austrian officials announced that the country would deploy …

The CIA’s insidious Hollywood propaganda: New report highlights alarming details about “Zero Dark Thirty”

The award-winning film depicting the death of Osama bin Laden was guided more by the government than we thought<p>"Zero Dark Thirty," Kathryn Bigelow's film about the killing of Osama bin Laden, is a frighteningly well-made piece of work. It comes at you like a drug trip gone south, all jagged edges …

North Korean defector: Kim Jong Un's days are numbered

<b>(CNN) —</b> He's a fairly young man, wearing an ill-fitting suit. His thin neck is pronounced, giving way to an equally thin face and frame. We're meeting over a meal of sushi, something he specifically requested because it's rare for those trapped in North Korea.<p>For his safety, I'll limit descriptions …

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Sarah Palin tells immigrants to speak 'American'

Former US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has been criticised after telling immigrants to the country to speak "American".<p>Palin was speaking to CNN's State of the Union programme on Sunday when she was asked to comment on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's condemnation of …

Jeb Bush

'If he did 1/10th of what he’s planning, he would trigger a global trade war' - The Economist

Donald Trump's vision for US foreign policy is pretty straightforward: Trump will make America great again, and the rest of the world just needs to deal with it.<p>The candidate explained why the central theme of his campaign is resonating with voters during a recent interview with David Rennie, …

National Security

Iranian Oil Minister: Output to Return After Sanctions Lift, $80 Crude Would Be 'Fair'

Most OPEC members would like to see crude prices at $70 to $80 a barrel and the producer group doesn’t need to coordinate with other oil suppliers to …