October 27, 2021
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German far-right group attempt to block migrants

bbc– German police have stopped armed members of an extremist right-wing group from blocking migrants crossing the Polish border. More than 50 far-right vigilantes were armed with pepper spray, a bayonet, a machete and batons, police said. The group is believed to support the Third Way, a
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EU prepares for worst as Brexit divide remains

independent-Brussels was “preparing for the worst” over Brexit on Wednesday after the UK signalled the EU’s offer to scrap up to 80 per cent of checks on goods entering Northern Ireland was not enough to resolve the bitter dispute over the Irish border. European Commission vice president Maros Sefcovic called on London to engage “earnestly and intensively” with […]
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Czech elections: PM Andrej Babis looks set to lose power

bbc– The Czech Republic’s billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis and his ruling ANO party are set to lose their bid for re-election, partial results suggest. With some 99% of voting districts reporting, Czech Television predicts two opposition coalitions will win 108 of 200 seats. Both coalition groups have said they will not work with Mr […]
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French Church abuse: 216,000 children were victims of clergy – inquiry

bbc– Some 216,000 children – mostly boys – have been sexually abused by clergy in the French Catholic Church since 1950, a damning new inquiry has found. The head of the inquiry said there were at least 2,900-3,200 abusers, and accused the Church of showing a “cruel indifference towards the victims”. A senior figure in […]
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La Palma volcano: Toxic gas fears as lava reaches ocean

bbc– Lava from an erupting volcano on Spain’s La Palma island has reached the Atlantic Ocean, raising fears of toxic gases being released and explosions. Clouds of white steam were seen rising as a red-hot current made contact with the water in the Playa Nueva area. This could trigger a chemical reaction which can irritate […]
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Canary Islands: Firefighters retreat as volcano intensifies

bbc– Firefighters on the Spanish Island of La Palma have retreated due to intensifying volcanic explosions. The Cumbre Vieja volcano started erupting on Sunday with thousands evacuated and more than 350 homes destroyed. On Friday, authorities in three more towns told residents to evacuate. A thick plume of smoke now extends four kilometres (2.4 miles) […]
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Pope to meet Hungary’s populist leader Orban

  bbc– Pope Francis is set to meet Hungary’s populist Prime Minister Viktor Orban during a short stop in the capital Budapest. The meeting is expected to highlight differences between the pontiff’s views and Mr Orban’s nationalist and anti-immigrant policies. The Pope will then spend three days in Slovakia, where he will meet members of […]
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MH17 plane crash: Trial hears trauma of relatives demanding justice

bbc– The families of those killed in the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014 have begun to testify at the trial of four suspects. About 90 relatives will speak at the high-security court in Schiphol over the next three weeks. International investigators say the plane was shot down with a missile fired by […]
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RACE STORM Hungary race shame as ‘monkey chants’ aimed at Sterling and Bellingham after fans booed England players taking knee

thesun– A large section of supporters jeered Southgate’s side as they made a stand against racism before kick-off. That came after a plea to fans from Hungarian FA president Sandor Csanyi in the match programme to not make “racist, discriminatory or homophobic chants”. And the poor behaviour of Hungarian fans was on show again during the game […]