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German nationalists elect top duo for general election

German nationalists elect top duo for general election

The latest polls put the AfD on 8 to 10 per cent - around a third lower than at the end of past year but still above the 5 per cent threshold for entering the Bundestag lower house of parliament. "We want to keep our home country, preserve our identity and be proud of being German", he said. The populist right-wing party, which is represented in 11 of Germany's 16 states, is known for anti-Islam rhetoric, as well as its opposition to Chancellor Merkel's decision to welcome over a million ...


N. Korea flaunts missiles in birthday parade

N. Korea flaunts missiles in birthday parade

Choe Ryong Hae said President Donald Trump was guilty of "creating a war situation" on the Korean Peninsula by dispatching USA forces to the region. The official said plans could change in the unlikely event that a North Korean missile targets South Korea, Japan or USA territory.


France's Macron bills himself the 'patriots' candidate' vs Le Pen

France's Macron bills himself the 'patriots' candidate' vs Le Pen

It set up a battle between Macron's optimistic vision of a tolerant France with open borders against Le Pen's darker, inward-looking platform calling for closed borders, tougher security, less immigration and dropping the shared euro currency to return to the franc.



Dairy farmers in Canada dispute unfairness allegation by Trump

While critics have argued this system is unnecessarily protectionist and leads to inefficiencies and lack of choice in the market, Alberta Milk says the system helps keeps prices stable and protects farmers by ensuring they only produce as much dairy as consumers need.



Macron-Le Pen 'in French run-off'

Le Pen will follow in her father Jean-Marie's footsteps who made it through to the second round in 2002. It was a stunning victory for Macron, 39, a former investment banker who has never before stood for elected office and now becomes the favorite to become France's next President.


Ready to respond to United States aggression: North Korea

Ready to respond to United States aggression: North Korea

North Korean Vice Minister Han Song Ryol responded that if "the USA is planning a military attack against us, we will react with a nuclear pre-emptive strike by our own style and method". In addition, there is no evidence of any splits within Pyongyang relating to the nuclear programme that might be exploited. In my opinion, the most plausible explanation for this is that North Korea blinked.