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Fertile times for Europe’s populist parties

Vienna, Austria | AFP | Alternative for Germany is not the only populist party enjoying electoral success. Across Europe, these are fertile times for protest movements tapping into unease about immigration to attack a long-cosy political establishment. The anti-immigration AfD scored a major symbolic victory on Sunday by relegating German …

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Germany’s anti-migrant populists beat Merkel’s party in local vote

Schwerin, Germany | AFP | Germany’s anti-migrant populists made a strong showing at Sunday’s state polls, scoring ahead of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party as voters punished the German leader over her liberal refugee policy. The xenophobic Alternative for Germany (AfD) clinched around 21 percent in its first bid for seats …

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‘Lone wolf’ attacks rising, hard to track Europol warns

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP | Europe is at major risk of so-called “lone-wolf” terror attacks, its policing agency said Wednesday, with the latest incidents showing “how difficult it is to detect and disrupt suspects”. Recent incidents including Monday’s attack on a German train and last week’s carnage in Nice …

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UNHCR fears 500 dead in Mediterranean shipwreck

Rome, Italy | AFP | The UN refugee agency said on Wednesday it feared around 500 migrants from Africa had drowned in the Mediterranean after witnesses said their overcrowded boat sank. UNHCR spokeswoman Carlotta Sami said in a statement sent to AFP that survivors from Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt …

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