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News Crunch: Turkey downs Russian Fighter Jet

“News Crunch” is our series aimed at breaking down the latest international incidents into a simple, understandable format.

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War And Conflict

Chaotic Reception for Migrants Arriving in Germany

“Migrants Arriving in Germany Face a Chaotic Reception in Berlin,” from the New York Times:

On a stretch of sidewalk in Germany’s capital, migrant families huddle under blankets, their eyes locked on a tall metal gate.

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Katie Hopkins left in tears by students

Controversial tabloid columnist, Katie Hopkins, was left “shaken and embarrassed” when students of Brunel University, Uxbridge, turned their backs on her before walking out of the lecture hall… 246 more words


Putin and Hollande Agree To Closer Cooperation Targeting ISIS and Islamic Terrorism....

France’s socialist President Hollande was already in political trouble prior to the terror attack in Paris and this has only been exacerbated by recent events.  In order for Hollande to remain connected to, and a viable leader of, the people of France – he must now embrace the reality of a growing nationalist sentiment.  446 more words

Paris Attacks: War on Islamic State brings $US50 billion defence boost

Change in stock price for Boeing (BA), Northrop Grummon (NOC), General Dynamics (GD), Raytheon (RTN), and Lockheed Martin (LMT) since November 13, the day of the Paris attacks… 660 more words

World News

Lavrov: Downing of Russian Su-24 looks like a planned provocation

The downing of a Russian warplane in Syria by Turkey appears to be a pre-planned provocation, the Russian Foreign Minister said. Ankara failed to communicate with Russia over the incident, he added. 373 more words

World News

John Pilger on the War on Terror and Western Foreign Policy

Afshin Rattansi interviews award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker John Pilger on the War on Terror, the birth of the Islamic State and Western foreign policy. (Going Underground)