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The Hill
Cruz embraces the dark side of Reagan’s legacySen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) continuing infatuation with dictators reflects a long
Cruz embraces the dark side of Reagan’s legacy
The Hill / Posted 34 minutes ago
Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) continuing infatuation with dictators reflects a long and dangerous tradition among conservative politicians. Cruz has recently expressed his admiration for Egypt's leader Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi’s hardline rule,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Forty Years Without MurtalaAs young and highly impressionable early secondary school students we were unha
Forty Years Without Murtala
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 hours ago
As young and highly impressionable early secondary school students we were unhappy on the morning of July 25, 1975 when we heard Colonel Joseph Garba's broadcast announcing the overthrow of General Yakubu Gowon. The amiable and easy-going Gowon was... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Propaganda can’t fix Malaysia’s rep, says former envoy A picture of the Prime Minister’s Office in Putrajaya. Dennis Ignatius, a car
Propaganda can’t fix Malaysia’s rep, says former envoy
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 12 hours ago
A picture of the Prime Minister’s Office in Putrajaya. Dennis Ignatius, a career diplomat, believes no amount of slick PR can help negate the negative reporting by international news agencies... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Illness makes DFA chief quitPRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III has accepted the resignation of Foreign Affairs Se
Illness makes DFA chief quit
Manila Standard Today / Posted 16 hours ago
PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III has accepted the resignation of Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario, effective March 7, due to health reasons, Malacañan Palace announced Monday. The Palace only announced the resignation in a brief statement,... Read more
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Air Force Times
5 tips: Fellowships are the surest path for veterans to join the diplomatic corpsDid you know you were a diplomat? Rifles and radios, Hueys and Humvees, all ar
5 tips: Fellowships are the surest path for veterans to join the diplomatic corps
Air Force Times / Posted 17 hours ago
Did you know you were a diplomat? Rifles and radios, Hueys and Humvees, all are expressions of America’s global policy. They are tools of diplomacy, making veterans ideal candidates for civilian careers in the diplomatic corps — and Jayson William... Read more
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Slate
How Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. Won the 1964 New Hampshire Primary Without Lifting a FingerWhen Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., learned that he had won the New Hampshire primary
How Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. Won the 1964 New Hampshire Primary Without Lifting a Finger
Slate / Posted 20 hours ago
When Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., learned that he had won the New Hampshire primary without campaigning or being on the ballot, he was nearly 9,000 miles from Concord, New Hampshire, flying over southeast Asia. He heard the news on Army radio. 1964 was... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Uganda's Foreign Service Was MisrepresentedI refer to the editorial in Daily Monitor of January 18, which erroneously port
Uganda's Foreign Service Was Misrepresented
AllAfrica.com / Posted 22 hours ago
I refer to the editorial in Daily Monitor of January 18, which erroneously portrayed the Uganda Foreign Service as one that is in disarray and is unfocused on the core mandate of representing the country and promoting commercial diplomacy due to... Read more
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The Chronicle
Preventing genocide: A bipartisan missionWhile many of us were in our cradles, 800,000 people perished in Rwanda. Hutu e
Preventing genocide: A bipartisan mission
The Chronicle / Posted yesterday
While many of us were in our cradles, 800,000 people perished in Rwanda. Hutu extremists launched a campaign of systematic slaughter against Hutu moderates and the Tutsi minority, gripping the country in the single bloodiest genocide since the... Read more
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The Columbian
Enough of Clinton’s double talkHillary Clinton is always claiming that none of the documents sent to her priva
Enough of Clinton’s double talk
The Columbian / Posted yesterday
Hillary Clinton is always claiming that none of the documents sent to her private server was marked “classified.” I bring to your attention a State Department document titled “5 FAM 480.” This is the State Department Foreign Affairs Manual that... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
News & Views: Second bus added for Washington D.C. trip Posted Feb. 7, 2016 at 6:00 AM Posted Feb. 7, 2016 at 6:00 AM Continued str
News & Views: Second bus added for Washington D.C. trip
The Journal-Standard / Posted yesterday
Posted Feb. 7, 2016 at 6:00 AM Posted Feb. 7, 2016 at 6:00 AM Continued strong interest has led to the addition of a second coach for our April 6-12 “Washington D.C. in the Springtime” tour... Read more
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Variety
Goteborg: Nordic Noir Powers OnGOTEBORG — At TV Drama Vision, the Göteborg International Film Festival’s 10th
Goteborg: Nordic Noir Powers On
Variety / Posted yesterday
GOTEBORG — At TV Drama Vision, the Göteborg International Film Festival’s 10th seminar on TV drama, Swedish directors Björn Stein and Måns Mårlind – whose festival opener in the Dragon Award competition, “The Yard,” garnered Swedish producer Emma... Read more
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Quartz
We talked to five experts about what it would take to actually institute Universal Basic Income - Quartz Reality check Is handing out money to everyone a...
We talked to five experts about what it would take to actually institute Universal Basic Income
Quartz / Posted 2 days ago
- Quartz Reality check Is handing out money to everyone a... Read more
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The Hindu
Steve Coll: ‘There is a kind of deep state in India’Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll on how India has changed since the
Steve Coll: ‘There is a kind of deep state in India’
The Hindu / Posted 2 days ago
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll on how India has changed since the 1990s and its way forward with its neighbours Steve Coll, one of the foremost foreign correspondents and investigative reporters from the U.S., has won the Pulitzer... Read more
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Bury Times
BURY MP says he cannot solve all the problems of those he represents because Brussels has taken too much powerBURY North's MP said he is unable to sort out some of his constituent's problem
BURY MP says he cannot solve all the problems of those he represents because Brussels has taken too much power
Bury Times / Posted 2 days ago
BURY North's MP said he is unable to sort out some of his constituent's problems because of the European Union. David Nuttall spoke in a 'Brexit' discussion in a week when it became increasingly likely that a referendum will take place on June 23 on... Read more
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Inquirier.net
New consular office to open in Alberta, CanadaIn a photo taken September 22, 2013 during a passport outreach mission conducte
New consular office to open in Alberta, Canada
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
In a photo taken September 22, 2013 during a passport outreach mission conducted by the Vancouver Philippine Consul General in Red Deer, a mixture of those who are awaiting to be called and those who are “chance” applicants, clog up the hallway of a... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
Diplomats from 7 countries learning about primaryMANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Diplomats from around the world are spending several da
Diplomats from 7 countries learning about primary
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 4 days ago
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Diplomats from around the world are spending several days in New Hampshire attending rallies, campaign briefings and political party dinners as they get a close look at the first-in-the-nation presidential primary. They're... Read more
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The Brown Daily Herald
Internship search difficult for international studentsWith the spring semester well underway, many students have embarked on the summ
Internship search difficult for international students
The Brown Daily Herald / Posted 4 days ago
With the spring semester well underway, many students have embarked on the summer internship hunt — an endeavor that some international students might find “tricky,” said Sujay Natson ’16. A large factor that hinders international students is that... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
The Saudi arms deal: Why it’s a big dealSaudi Arabia’s King Salman Prime Minister Stephen Harper tours the General Dyna
The Saudi arms deal: Why it’s a big deal
The Globe and Mail / Posted 4 days ago
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Prime Minister Stephen Harper tours the General Dynamics Land Systems in 2014. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo Dave Chidley/THE CANADIAN PRESS Graphic: Murat Yukselir/The Globe and Mail Photo illustration: The Globe and... Read more
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The Martinsburg Journal
Richard E. HorowiczHe spent his childhood in a number of places, including Chicago, Germany and Sw
Richard E. Horowicz
The Martinsburg Journal / Posted 4 days ago
He spent his childhood in a number of places, including Chicago, Germany and Switzerland. Rick graduated from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service and received an advanced degree from Johns Hopkins University. He accepted a military commission as... Read more
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The Indian Express
Kerala: CPM student activists assault former diplomat T P SreenivasanT P Sreenivasan was attacked by a group of SFI activists here Friday morning.
Kerala: CPM student activists assault former diplomat T P Sreenivasan
The Indian Express / Posted 4 days ago
T P Sreenivasan was attacked by a group of SFI activists here Friday morning. Leaving Kerala’s Opposition Left Democratic Front red-faced, former diplomat and vice-chairman of the state’s higher education council T P Sreenivasan was today assaulted... Read more
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The Christian Post
Gregory and Marina Slayton's Rubio Endorsement: Pro-Family, Pro-Life, Pro-FaithU.S. Senator and Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio speaks during a
Gregory and Marina Slayton's Rubio Endorsement: Pro-Family, Pro-Life, Pro-Faith
The Christian Post / Posted 4 days ago
U.S. Senator and Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio speaks during a campaign rally in Bow, New Hampshire, February 3, 2016. Iowa has turned the Republican Presidential contest into a virtual three man race. When you compare Ted Cruz and... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Israeli ambassador was repeatedly warned over London security breachesIsrael’s most recent ambassador to the United Kingdom, Daniel Taub, returned ho
Israeli ambassador was repeatedly warned over London security breaches
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 5 days ago
Israel’s most recent ambassador to the United Kingdom, Daniel Taub, returned home after being repeatedly warned over security breaches at his residence in St John’s Wood, London, it has emerged. According to several sources, the breaches related to... Read more
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The Hindu
Defending the diasporaNew Delhi ought to review the risks to its diaspora populations and create the
Defending the diaspora
The Hindu / Posted 5 days ago
New Delhi ought to review the risks to its diaspora populations and create the capacity to act in their interests should the need arise — without offending foreign governments, of course. Many people involved in the massive evacuation of Indian... Read more
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The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles
New Hampshire Jews trust Bernie Sanders, but voting all over the map | Election 2016Michael Harris probably isn’t your typical New Hampshire Republican. A 71-year
New Hampshire Jews trust Bernie Sanders, but voting all over the map | Election 2016
The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles / Posted 6 days ago
Michael Harris probably isn’t your typical New Hampshire Republican. A 71-year-old from Hollis and president of his synagogue in nearby Nashua, Harris isn’t sure who he would support if the general election came down to the two iconoclasts on either... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Daily Press BriefingIndex for Today's Briefing MR KIRBY: We all could be. Much colder. Okay, I've
Daily Press Briefing
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
Index for Today's Briefing MR KIRBY: We all could be. Much colder. Okay, I've got quite a bit here at the top, so I'm going to ask your forbearance because there's a lot of issues out there. And I also appreciate your flexibility and patience today.... Read more
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The Advocate
VA chief misspent thousands, audit saysSince 2013, employees at the state department charged with caring for and honor
VA chief misspent thousands, audit says
The Advocate / Posted 7 days ago
Since 2013, employees at the state department charged with caring for and honoring the state’s military veterans were found to have misspent thousands of dollars and failed to report alleged crimes against veterans, according to an investigative... Read more
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The Advocate
Audit finds Veteran Affairs improperly spent thousands of dollars, former secretary fabricated service recordSince 2013, employees at the state department charged with caring for and honor
Audit finds Veteran Affairs improperly spent thousands of dollars, former secretary fabricated service record
The Advocate / Posted 7 days ago
Since 2013, employees at the state department charged with caring for and honoring the state’s military veterans were found to have misspent thousands of dollars and failed to report alleged crimes against veterans, according to an investigative... Read more
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asianage
UPSC Exam: Should age limit be eased for SCs, STs, asks panelAn expert committee, formed to examine issues related to the prestigious exam c
UPSC Exam: Should age limit be eased for SCs, STs, asks panel
asianage / Posted 7 days ago
An expert committee, formed to examine issues related to the prestigious exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission to select administrative service officers, has sought public response on several issues, including relaxation in age limits... Read more
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asianage
UPSC Exam Should age limit be eased for SCs, STs, asks panelAn expert committee, formed to examine issues related to the prestigious exam c
UPSC Exam Should age limit be eased for SCs, STs, asks panel
asianage / Posted 7 days ago
An expert committee, formed to examine issues related to the prestigious exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission to select administrative service officers, has sought public response on several issues, including relaxation in age limits... Read more
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Beauregard Daily News
Report: Former veterans secretary mismanaged department Louisiana's former veterans secretary mismanaged his department, the state le
Report: Former veterans secretary mismanaged department
Beauregard Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
Louisiana's former veterans secretary mismanaged his department, the state legislative auditor and inspector general said in an investigative report released Monday. Posted Feb. 1, 2016 at... Read more
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Southwest Daily News
Report: Former veterans secretary mismanaged department Louisiana's former veterans secretary mismanaged his department, the state le
Report: Former veterans secretary mismanaged department
Southwest Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
Louisiana's former veterans secretary mismanaged his department, the state legislative auditor and inspector general said in an investigative report released Monday. Posted Feb. 1, 2016 at... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Canada’s ‘leading’ Cuba expert on how to do business in HavanaWhen Mark Entwistle was Canada’s ambassador to Cuba in the mid-1990s, a knock o
Canada’s ‘leading’ Cuba expert on how to do business in Havana
The Globe and Mail / Posted 8 days ago
When Mark Entwistle was Canada’s ambassador to Cuba in the mid-1990s, a knock on the door of his Havana residence might mean Fidel Castro was dropping by for a chat. “He had a house that was maybe half a kilometre up from the official residence of... Read more
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Summit Daily News
U.S. Ambassador with ties to Summit County will begin assignment in Papua New GuineaA woman with family ties to Summit County will soon begin her journey to the Me
U.S. Ambassador with ties to Summit County will begin assignment in Papua New Guinea
Summit Daily News / Posted 9 days ago
A woman with family ties to Summit County will soon begin her journey to the Melanesian Islands as part of her next assignment. U.S. Ambassador Cassy Ebert-Gray — one of the 32 percent of U.S. ambassadors whom are women — will be stationed in Port... Read more
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iol.co.za
Mugabe rants at whites, ObamaAddis Ababa - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was given a standing ovation b
Mugabe rants at whites, Obama
iol.co.za / Posted 9 days ago
Addis Ababa - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was given a standing ovation by his peers at the African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Saturday as he handed over the chair of the body with a rousing speech, filled with more than his... Read more
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Calcutta News
P. Harish appointed India's envoy to Vietnam New Delhi, Jan.30 (ANI): The government has appointed P. Harish, an Indian Fo
P. Harish appointed India's envoy to Vietnam
Calcutta News / Posted 9 days ago
New Delhi, Jan.30 (ANI): The government has appointed P. Harish, an Indian Foreign Service officer of the 1990 batch, as its next ambassador to Vietnam. Mr. Harish is presently Consul General in Houston,... Read more
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The Telegraph
What Kenyan thugs did then, SFI does nowSFI activists heckle TP Sreenivasan (back to the camera) on Friday; (below) Sre
What Kenyan thugs did then, SFI does now
The Telegraph / Posted 10 days ago
SFI activists heckle TP Sreenivasan (back to the camera) on Friday; (below) Sreenivasan after he fell on the road Jan. 29: As India's ambassador, T.P. Sreenivasan has survived a beating with rods, gunfire and a coup overseas. He would not have known... Read more
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OJornal News
Cape Verdean author wants to inspire others to live their dreams Eleanor Lopes Akahloun presented her memoir “The Magic of Dreams: An American
Cape Verdean author wants to inspire others to live their dreams
OJornal News / Posted 10 days ago
Eleanor Lopes Akahloun presented her memoir “The Magic of Dreams: An American Diplomat’s Journey” during the first session of the new local author monthly series launched by the New... Read more
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Calcutta News
Bangladesh keen for joint basin management with India: Envoy Agartala, Jan 29 (IANS) Bangladesh is keen to set up a joint basin management
Bangladesh keen for joint basin management with India: Envoy
Calcutta News / Posted 11 days ago
Agartala, Jan 29 (IANS) Bangladesh is keen to set up a joint basin management system with India for equitable use of waters of the common rivers, Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed... Read more
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New Kerala
Bangladesh keen for joint basin management with India: EnvoyAgartala, Jan 29 : Bangladesh is keen to set up a joint basin management system
Bangladesh keen for joint basin management with India: Envoy
New Kerala / Posted 11 days ago
Agartala, Jan 29 : Bangladesh is keen to set up a joint basin management system with India for equitable use of waters of the common rivers, Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali said here on Friday. "Bangladesh government wanted to... Read more
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The Telegraph
Proud diplomats question Airlift factsNew Delhi, Jan. 28: Lift from facts if needed for a Bollywood film, but don't b
Proud diplomats question Airlift facts
The Telegraph / Posted 11 days ago
New Delhi, Jan. 28: Lift from facts if needed for a Bollywood film, but don't bloat the movie with only - that's the message India's foreign office sent out today on a rare film that deals with its work directly but also threatens a proud 25-year-old... Read more
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Roll Call
Democratic Recruit Challenges Minnesota's Erik PaulsenDemocratic Recruit Challenges Minnesota’s Erik Paulsen Tollefson is challengin
Democratic Recruit Challenges Minnesota's Erik Paulsen
Roll Call / Posted 11 days ago
Democratic Recruit Challenges Minnesota’s Erik Paulsen Tollefson is challenging Paulsen, above. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Former U.S. diplomat Jon Tollefson announced a challenge to Minnesota 3rd District Rep. Erik Paulsen on Thursday. “I’m... Read more
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Business Standard India
Teachable moments in diplomacyThroughout, Mr Rana keeps the story moving, notwithstanding pit-stops to draw a
Teachable moments in diplomacy
Business Standard India / Posted 11 days ago
Throughout, Mr Rana keeps the story moving, notwithstanding pit-stops to draw attention to particular aspects of diplomatic practice and innovationThroughout, Mr Rana keeps the story moving, notwithstanding pit-stops to... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Mesa grad emphasizes brotherhood in defense of Libya embassy Kris “Tanto” Paronto, a 1995 graduate of Mesa State College, describes his ex
Mesa grad emphasizes brotherhood in defense of Libya embassy
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 12 days ago
Kris “Tanto” Paronto, a 1995 graduate of Mesa State College, describes his experiences during the battle of Benghazi to about 300 Colorado Mesa University students and members of the... Read more
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express
Maggie's former press secretary backs Brexit MARGARET Thatcher's press secretary has come out swinging in favour of Britai
Maggie's former press secretary backs Brexit
express / Posted 12 days ago
MARGARET Thatcher's press secretary has come out swinging in favour of Britain leaving the European Union. Sir Bernard Ingham has accused the EU of being "thoroughly undemocratic", "riddled with fraud"... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Verbatim: What Dion told Canadians about IranPOLITICS BRIEFING The federal government will lift sanctions and seek to norma
Verbatim: What Dion told Canadians about Iran
The Globe and Mail / Posted 12 days ago
POLITICS BRIEFING The federal government will lift sanctions and seek to normalize relations with Iran, the Liberals have announced. The news came from Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion yesterday in the House of Commons. It’s rare that what... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Sir Bernard Ingham: EU is corrupt, useless and riddled with fraudHe said: "Europhiles might usefully address themselves not to the question why
Sir Bernard Ingham: EU is corrupt, useless and riddled with fraud
Daily Telegraph / Posted 12 days ago
He said: "Europhiles might usefully address themselves not to the question why we should stay in the EU, but why we should ever want to be a member of it at all when the institution is corrupt and so riddled with fraud that the auditors have felt... Read more
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Bolton News
European Union useless and corrupt, says Sir Bernard InghamThe European Union is useless, corrupt and riddled with fraud, Sir Bernard Ingh
European Union useless and corrupt, says Sir Bernard Ingham
Bolton News / Posted 12 days ago
The European Union is useless, corrupt and riddled with fraud, Sir Bernard Ingham has said. In a withering attack, Margaret Thatcher's former press secretary asked: "Why should the UK throw another £12 billion a year down these mafia and assorted... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
European Union useless and corrupt, says Sir Bernard Ingham Sir Bernard Ingham says the EU is largely useless when it comes to internatio
European Union useless and corrupt, says Sir Bernard Ingham
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 13 days ago
Sir Bernard Ingham says the EU is largely useless when it comes to international action The European Union is useless, corrupt and riddled with fraud, Sir Bernard Ingham has said. In a... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Iowa caucuses a week away, and both parties spilling bloodIt's a good thing America is concentrating on the truly big news stories: Like
Iowa caucuses a week away, and both parties spilling blood
Baltimore Sun / Posted 13 days ago
It's a good thing America is concentrating on the truly big news stories: Like #OscarsSoWhite from #HollywoodSoLiberal. And the head-smacking drama of the National Concussion League. But before our presidential candidates do any more harm to what a... Read more
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Hampshire Chronicle
European Union useless and corrupt, says Sir Bernard InghamThe European Union is useless, corrupt and riddled with fraud, Sir Bernard Ingh
European Union useless and corrupt, says Sir Bernard Ingham
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 13 days ago
The European Union is useless, corrupt and riddled with fraud, Sir Bernard Ingham has said. In a withering attack, Margaret Thatcher's former press secretary asked: "Why should the UK throw another £12 billion a year down these mafia and assorted... Read more
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