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Europe’s biggest flea market cancelled: are we giving in to fear?

In front of this past year’s deadly events, France stood strong and united. The country insisted on re-enforcing security measures instead of giving in to the fear of having lives, landmarks and hopes taken away, but sometimes this just isn’t enough. The northern city of Lille, home to Europe’s biggest flea market each September saw its annual event cancelled for ...

Egypt and Russia At Odds Over Cause of Sinai Crash

Expect a war of words between Moscow and Cairo this week, after Egyptian investigators concluded that the recent aircraft crash in the Sinai desert was most likely not the result of sabotage or terrorism, contrary to Russian claims in the six weeks since the disaster. “The technical investigative committee has so far not found anything indicating any illegal intervention or ...

America Puts Boots on the Ground Against ISIS

American Defense Secretary, Ash Carter, announced on Tuesday that the United States would be putting boots on the ground in their fight against Daesh (ISIS). A new ‘expeditionary force’, to operate independently of other ground forces in the region, is being deployed in response to calls from congressional leaders and a shifting American strategy. “It puts everybody on notice in ...

Labour At Odds Over Syria as Benn Declares Support for Military Action

The Shadow Foreign Secretary, Hillary Benn, has declared that he will not resign from the Shadow Cabinet despite his declared support for military action against Islamic State in Syria, a position that is diametrically opposed to his party's leader, Jeremy Corbyn.

Speaking to Radio 4's Today programme, Mr. Benn said that he was simply doing his job by speaking in favour of some form of armed response to the events in Paris and refused to accept that his public differences with his leader meant that his position was untenable. He was, for example, very keen to stress that he could not decide how to vote until he saw the wording of the government's motion, which will go before the House of Commons next week.

In an attempt to capitalise on the rift within Labour, David Cameron has called on fellow MPs to vote their conscience regardless of their party's line, saying that they should "do the right thing."

It is well known that other Shadow Cabinet members, including the deputy leader, Tom Watson, Lucy Powell, and the Shadow Justice Secretary,


Obama Attacks Republican Plans to Block Syrian Refugees as Cowardly and Offensive

Barack Obama has issued a sharp rebuke to Republicans after a number of them mooted refusing asylum to Syrian refugees in response to the recent attacks in Paris. Since Friday, Republicans in Congress have begun preparing legislation that would suspend a scheme specifically designed to assist Syrian refugees. In a similar vein, fifteen state governors (including one Democrat) have sought ...

Cameron: seven attacks foiled in six months

Speaking at the G20 summit in Turkey, British Prime Minister David Cameron has revealed that UK intelligence services have stopped seven attacks from taking place on British soil in the past six months of this year.

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