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5/16 Austria sets a date for its snap election

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Austria’s snap election will be on October 15th, party chiefs agreed on Tuesday after the centrist coalition collapsed, the Austria Press Agency reported. The vote could see the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ), whose candidate narrowly failed to be elected president in December, enter government. The coalition between Chancellor Christian Kern’s Social Democrats (SPÖ) and the People’s Party […]

Comey & The Saturday Night Massacre

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History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce, said MarxOn publication day of my memoir of Richard Nixon’s White House, President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Instantly, the media cried “Nixonian,” comparing it to the 1973 Saturday Night Massacre. Yet, the differences are stark.

5/15 Germany sees highest birthrate in decades, still lags behind in Europe

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The latest government figures reveal that Germany has reached its highest fertility rate since the country came back together at the end of the Cold War in 1990. But the Bundesrepublik still lags behind much of Europe. Germany’s average birthrate in 2015 was 1.5 children per woman, according to figures released on Monday by the Federal […]

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