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U.S. condemns 'horrific' Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria, Cameroon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday condemned Boko Haram suicide attacks in Cameroon and Nigeria as “horrific and indiscriminate” and deplored the militant group’s use of children as bombers.<p>A soldier walks through the burnt building at the headquarters of Michika local government in …

Africa

Money For Nothing: Finland Considers Monthly Payments For All As Social Welfare Alternative

What if, instead of a series of complicated bureaucracies issuing welfare checks, food stamps, and tax credits, social benefits were distributed to everyone without regard to income or employment status?<p>That’s exactly what the government of Finland is contemplating. The Finnish government is …

Finland May Give All Citizens Basic Income of 800 Euros

Finland is planning to offer a national basic income to all of its citizens of 800 euros ($870) a month.<p>The final proposal for the plan won’t be …

Basic Income

Why Finland Would Be Better Off Without the Euro

What is wrong with the economy of Finland? Several renowned international bloggers and journalists, including Jason Karaian, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard and Simon Nixon, have recently pondered on this issue. A citizens' petition, motivated by the economic woes of Finland, demanding referendum on the …

Why Finland wants to give every adult $10,000 a year

Finland is considering scrapping all welfare benefits and paying everyone $10,000 a year instead.<p>The Finnish government, elected earlier this year, is planning to introduce a tax-free monthly payment of 800 euros ($865) to all adult Finns, regardless of income, wealth or employment status. The …

When it comes to education, Finland is not as perfect as we think it is

Girls score higher than boys on reading tests at every grade and every age in pretty much every country. This has been the case for a very long time.<p>But the largest gender gap in reading ability in the world can be found in Finland, a country whose education system has been celebrated ad nauseum …

Britain just bombed ISIS in Syria for the second time in three days

The MoD said four RAF planes targeted ISIS-controlled oil fields in a bid to complete Western forces' long-term plans to hinder the terrorist group's future attacks by destroying its main source of funding — oil.<p>The MoD released a lengthy statement on the government's website to detail how Tornado …

Middle East

Finland is considering giving every citizen a basic income

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>The Finnish government is getting serious about the idea of a national basic income. It has commissioned KELA, the national social insurance provider, to study the concept, calculate the costs, and run an experiment in 2017 to judge the feasibility of rolling it out …

Basic Income

Anti-Muslim prejudice ‘is moving to the mainstream’

The "counter-jihad" movement in the UK is expanding rapidly, according to new analysis showing that 24 different far-right groups are currently attempting to whip up hatred towards Muslims and provoke a cultural civil war.<p>The most comprehensive report yet into the alliance of international …

Religion

Horrific new details emerge about the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre

Israeli athletes were beaten until their bones snapped and one man was castrated by Palestinian terrorists<p>Horrific new details have emerged of how Israeli athletes taken hostage in the 1972 Munich Olympics were brutalised before they were ultimately slaughtered.<p>Long-hidden German police records and …

10 alternative ways to defeat Isis that aren't air strikes

<b>After a lengthy debate in the House of Commons on Wednesday, MPs are expected to vote in favour of launching air strikes on Isis in Syria.</b><p>While the …

Finnish labor reform talks end with no deal, strikes could follow

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Talks between Finland’s center-right government, trade unions and employer groups on how to cut unit costs and boost export competitiveness ended on Wednesday without agreement, raising the risk of strikes in the sputtering economy.<p>The failure to agree on cuts means the …

Economy

How Europeans became tall and fair-skinned 8,500 years ago

When agriculture arrived in Europe some 8,500 years ago, humans didn’t simply adapt their lifestyles and eating habits, but also their genes.<p>Researchers, led by geneticist David Reich at Harvard Medical School, analyzed the DNA of 230 ancient humans who lived between 3,000 and 8,500 years ago and …

Anthropology

The World’s Deadliest Terrorist Organization

It’s not ISIS.<p>The grisly attacks in France and Lebanon last week have fixed attention on the violence perpetrated by ISIS. But a study published this week indicates that the world’s deadliest terrorist organization actually operates thousands of miles south of Paris and Beirut, in Nigeria.<p>The 2015 …

Terrorism

Republicans like to invoke the Bible yet ignore what it teaches about refugees

As Republican lawmakers push to ban refugees, they should realize that, in doing so, they aren’t just being incredibly callous to people fleeing a war zone – they are alienating many of the evangelical Christians who are so central to the party’s base.<p>The Republican party has been quick to claim …

Faith

Report: Boko Haram Is The Deadliest Terrorist Organization In The World

The total number of deaths from terrorism across the world increased by 80% in 2014 to a total of 32,658, according to a new study.<p>Boko Haram overtook ISIS to become the deadliest terrorist organization in the world in 2014, and during the same time, the total number of deaths from terrorism …

US Muslims face backlash after Paris attacks

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Muslims around the U.S. are facing backlash following the deadly attacks in Paris, including vandalism to mosques and Islamic …

Islam

Finland to discuss leaving eurozone after disgruntled citizens force debate

Finnish politicans to debate "Fixit" in parliament following citizens' petition demanding referendum on euro membership<p>Finland's parliament will debate next year whether to quit the euro, a senior parliamentary official said on Monday, in a move unlikely to end membership of the single currency but …

The UK stopped 7 terrorist attacks in the past 6 months

Speaking to the BBCs Today Programme this morning, he also said he will look at speeding up the passage of the Draft Communications Data Bill through parliament.<p>The government claimed in July this year that fifty terrorist attacks have been foiled since the 7/7 London bombings in 2005.<p>That averages …

Terrorism

Stories of those who died in the Paris attacks

French President Francois Hollande said Monday the attacks in Paris targeted "youth in all its diversity," killing at least 129. Here are some of …

Universal Music

Drake's “Views From The 6” Release Date Apparently Announced

Drake’s <i>Views From The 6</i> album is scheduled for released January 6, 2016, according to a video posted in a tweet from Daily Rap yesterday (November …

What’s wrong with Finland?

To many, Finland is a member of the euro zone’s fiscally conservative core, alongside Germany. But in the words of its own finance minister, “basically, we are the sick man of Europe.”<p>Indeed, new statistics show just how lousy Finland is performing financially. The Finnish economy is 11% smaller …

Finland emerges as the 'new sick man of Europe' as euro's worst performing economy

Finnish GDP contracts more than Greece, falling by -0.6pc in the third quarter<p>Finland has emerged as the eurozone's worst performing economy, contracting by a stark 0.6pc in the third quarter.<p>The northern creditor nation has been mired in stagnation for the last three years, leading its finance …