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Round-up of news from around the country.

Councillor quits in party row

The Courier by . | Sunday, 26 October 2014

An investigation was launched and Mr Millar was asked to stand aside from his position as chair of the Community Safety, Public Engagement and Equalities Committee. The party said he declined to do so during the investigation but has now resigned from the Lib Dem group and the party. Mr Millar more...

"Execute them" - Councillor proposes shocking solution for removing travellers

Maidenhead Advertiser by Simon Meechan | Thursday, 23 October 2014

A councillor's shock solution for removing travellers from sites is to 'execute' them. Conservative councillor for Cox Green Alan Mellins made the offensive comment at a planning and housing overview and scrutiny panel meeting in Maidenhead Town Hall on Monday. The panel was discussing how to respond to the Government's consultation on more...

Latvian MEP Who Quit Ukip EU Group Attacks 'Rude' Nigel Farage

Huffington Post by Ned Simons | Thursday, 23 October 2014

The Latvian MEP who quit Ukip's grouping in the European parliament last week has angrily rejected claims that she was blackmailed and attacked Nigel Farage's "rude" attitude. Iveta Grigule decision to leave Farage's Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group almost caused it to collapse. It was only saved when more...

Jihad news

Round-up of militant jihadism in the news.

The Pompey jihadis: how did one English city produce six young fighters for Isis?

The Observer by Mark Townsend | Monday, 27 October 2014

Outside Jami Mosque, among the swirling brown leaves, Abdul Jamani reckons the mundanity of life among the terraced streets nearby helped to propel the lads to the battlefields of Syria. “There’s not that much to do around here, they probably wanted excitement. Whatever they were after, it was nothing to more...

Cash-for-terror Kuwaitis banned after criticism of British inaction

The Telegraph by Robert Mendick and Tim Ross | Sunday, 26 October 2014

Two terrorist financiers have been added to Britain’s official sanctions list – days after ministers were criticised for failing to crack down on the jihadi moneymen from wealthy Gulf states. The two men, both Kuwaiti citizens with connections across the region, are accused of channelling funds to the Islamic State in more...

Inmate planned kidnap and escape

BBC | Sunday, 26 October 2014

Detailed plans to kidnap a prison officer in a bid to escape from the Isle of Wight Prison, were found in the cell of a Muslim inmate. An internal Prison Service document, seen by the BBC, reveals an Islamic State, or ISIS, flag was also found in the cell at the more...

World news

Round-up of news from around the world.

USA | In Cold War, U.S. Spy Agencies Used 1,000 Nazis

Friday, 31 October 2014, 00:34 | Source: NYT | | Click here for original article

In the decades after World War II, the C.I.A. and other United States agencies employed at least a thousand Nazis as Cold War spies and informants and, as recently as the 1990s, concealed the government’s ties to some still living in America, newly disclosed records and interviews show. At the height more...

GERMANY | Virchow: Right-wing scene in hope for more riots

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 23:33 | Source: Deutsche Welle | | Click here for original article

DW: Riots of about 5000 Neo-Nazis and Soccer hooligans in Cologne on Sunday have sparked fears that a new wave of right-wing extremism might hit Germany. What impact on the Neo-Nazi scene did the riots have? Virchow: Right-wing groups celebrate these events as a great success on their Facebook-Pages and blogs. more...

ITALY | In job-hungry Italy, neo-Fascists await young migrants

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 00:01 | Source: PRI | | Click here for original article

Credit: Graziano Panfili Estella and her four-month-old inside their squat house, which is also the headquarters of CasaPound, Italy's largest neo-Fascist movement. The walls are covered in ultra-nationalist posters. Their eyelids are heavy and their bellies are light. It’s just after dawn as 400 migrants huddle aboard an Italian naval ship, which more...