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AUSTRIA: Far right Freedom Party ministers now control police and army

The Freedom Party – led by Heinz-Christian Strache – has agreed to enter into a coalition with Mr Kurz’s centre-right People’s Party which is likely to toughen the country’s stance on immigration and asylum seekers considerably, with the new government inaugarated at a ceremony in the capital, Vienna, today. Mr Kurz’s party came out on top in October’s elections, taking a 31.5 per cent share of the vote, following a campaign focusing on halting illegal immigration and tax cuts. Despite the fact that the centre-left Social Democratic Party, with 26.9…

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‘Build a wall!’ Protests as far-right summit claim EU will DESTROY Europe

Geert Wilders and Marine Le Pen were among the politicians to attend a controversial summit in the Czech Republic, which was met by protestors outside.  The meeting took place at a hotel in Prague, which was heavily guarded with specialist security forces during over the weekend.  Mr Wilders, leader of the anti-EU, anti-migrant Party for Freedom in the Netherlands, said a “wall” needed to be built to stop “mass migration”.  After dodging protestors outside who booed and chanted against the far-right groups, Mr Wilders claimed the Czech Republic highlighted the…

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Saudi Prince celebrates ‘corruption purge’ spending £200m on ‘world’s most expensive home’

Heir to the Saudi throne Crown, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, is reported to have bought the £200 million Chateau Louis XIV, a 50,000 square foot palace near Versailles that Kim Kardashian once considered as a potential wedding location. The claim is likely to embarrass the 32-year-old prince who is preaching austerity at home while leading a crackdown on corruption and self-enrichment by the oil-rich kingdom’s elite. Former CIA analyst and authour Bruce Riedel said: “He has tried to build an image of himself, with a fair amount of success, that…

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Russia ‘stop hunting spies to crack down on football hooligans’ and protect England fans

GETTY The FSB is conducting ‘intense’ scrutiny of Russian football fans Russia’s FSB – formerly KGB – is conducting “intense” scrutiny of Russian football fans under strict orders from the Government, according to Alexander Shprygin. Mr Shprygin is President of the Russian Union of Supporters and was blamed for orchestrating the mob in Marseille at Euro 2016 which left two English fans in comas and dozens injured. He said: “All the FSB agents are doing now is working on the World Cup. “They are no longer looking for foreign spies…

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‘LAPDOG’ Macron – Iran in blistering attack on French President over Donald Trump alliance

FRANCE’s Emmanuel Macron has been slammed as Donald Trump’s “lapdog” and criticised for losing international credibility in a bitter attack from Iran. Mr Macron, who has made it his mission to be a reformer on the international stage, was criticised by a top adviser to Iran’s supreme leader after Paris advocated for stronger sanctions against the Middle Eastern country. Iran has allegedly run a number of ballistic missile test over recent months that have angered the French President. Trump has been critical of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and…

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Antoine Griezmann fancy dress: Atletico Madrid star makes SHOCKING gaffe

The Atletico Madrid star revealed on his personal, verified account that he’s on his way to a 1980s fancy dress party. And, alongside his message which included a laughing emoji, he posted an image of himself covered in brown body paint while wearing an NBA kit. Griezmann’s tweet drew accusations of racism as the player himself is white and has intentionally made himself look Afro-Caribbean for the purposes of fancy dress. The France international followed up his post an hour later with his own explanation for why he had donned…

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Chris Froome quizzed over failed drugs test at BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards

Froome secured a rare double this year, winning the Spanish event just a few weeks after taking his fourth Tour de France. But he now faces questions about his integrity after it emerged this week that the Brit had provided a urine sample that contained double the legally permitted amount of Salbutamol, a controlled substance he uses to treat his asthma. Froome was nominated for BBC Sports Personality of the Year last month and appeared via video link from his training camp in Mallorca. “I completely get it. I understand…

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Sports Personality of the Year 2017 LIVE: Latest updates from BBC SPOTY

This year’s gala night, featuring performances from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Rag’n’Bone man, is set to take place at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. The glitzy evening has previously been held in arenas up and down the country including Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham. Anthony Joshua is a massive favourite to take top honours but four-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton is not expected to be far behind – a public vote will decided the overall winner of the biggest prize. But there are a number of awards…

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French air force SHOCK: More than HALF of military planes ‘UNFIT to fly’

And the current situation is so complex, it can take 30 different contracts just to get one helicopter repaired, French armed forces minister Florence Parly has complained. Speaking during a visit to an air force based in Evreux, Normandy, Ms Parly warned at any given time, 56 per cent of all French Air Force aircraft were unfit to take to the air. She said: “If I compare the current situation… of our planes with a car, it is as if I wanted to have a car every morning that works,…

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Brussels faces Brexit infighting: Eurosceptics to LEAD EU agenda during crucial summit

Austria is set to take a key role in setting the EU agenda when the country takes over the bloc’s rotating presidency during the second half of next year. However, much to the shock of Brussels, the crucial EU summits that will discuss the last details of Brexit could be led by a eurosceptic government. Sebastian Kurz announced the formation of the Austrian government yesterday following successful talks with the anti-EU far-right Freedom Party. Although the coalition has confirmed they will not hold an EU referendum, there are already signs…

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