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Germany sees new rise in far-right offenses, hate crimes

Germany sees new rise in far-right offenses, hate crimes

The number of migrant criminal suspects in Germany surged by more than 50 percent previous year, interior ministry data has revealed. In fact, they cite crime statistics to encourage closing of borders to immigrants and refugees. Meanwhile, the number of German suspects experienced an opposite trend, dropping by 3.4 percent to 1,407,062. But the number of attacks on refugee homes dropped in 2016 to 995 compared to 1,031 in 2015.



North Korea marks military anniversary with firing drill

The JoongAng Ilbo daily said in an editorial that South Korea shouldn't be excluded from critical discussions surrounding North Korea, because "the destiny of our nation could be at stake". "Cooperation with China and Russian Federation is the most important for effective pressure on North Korea", he said. Fears have also mounted in recent weeks that North Korea could soon conduct a sixth nuclear test or another missile launch.


France leads way as Macron lifts markets

France leads way as Macron lifts markets

Her party, the National Front, has been part of French politics for decades, and has been historically noisy in its opposition to immigration. Mr. Macron took 23.8% of the vote and is now the overwhelming favorite to win May's second round vote against second placed Marine Le Pen , whose threats to pull France out of the euro had raised fears about the future of the currency.


Labour 'would guarantee European Union nationals living rights'

Labour 'would guarantee European Union nationals living rights'

Setting out Labour's approach to Brexit, Sir Keir said the party would unilaterally guarantee the rights of European Union citizens in the United Kingdom, without waiting for a reciprocal commitment on the status of Britons on the continent.


Turkish minister says ECHR has no jurisdiction over referendum

Turkish minister says ECHR has no jurisdiction over referendum

The main opposition , including the Republican People's Party or the CHP, began a battle on Tuesday to annul the referendum which agreed to change Turkey's system of governance to an executive presidency. In its interim report , the worldwide observers said the Supreme Board of Elections had "issued instructions late in the day that significantly changed the ballot validity criteria, undermining an important safeguard and contradicting the law".



U.S., North Korea Flex Military Muscles as Tensions Remain High

America's United Nations envoy warned of a strike if Pyongyang attacks a USA military base or tests an intercontinental ballistic missile. Yonhap News reported that Kim attended North Korea's largest-ever live-fire artillery exercise east of Pyongyang, prompting South Korea's defense ministry to monitor developments in the area.