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Karin Bredenkamp

Articles by Karin Bredenkamp

British voters back a hard Brexit

LondonThe British public overwhelmingly backs a hard exit from the EU. A major new study from the LSE and Oxford University shows even Remain voters now generally reject the soft Brexit policies advocated by the anti-Brexit lobby.

Congress set an ‘impeachment trap’ for Trump with Russian sanctions

WashingtonPresident Trump tweeted on Thursday morning that US-Russia relations were currently at an "all-time and very dangerous low," adding "you can thank Congress". The vote might actually have been a trap to impeach Trump.

Italian migration reception cracking up under pressure

Italy’s migration reception system is cracking up under intense pressure after the country saw a record 19 percent increase in the numbers which arrived in the same period last year. Authorities said they would build 16 new deportation centres in order to help ease the pressure.

Swedish economist defects from pro-EU camp

BrusselsA renowned Swedish economist Fredrik Erixon, has warned German chancellor Angela Merkel that the end of the European project was unstoppable.

Sudden resignation of Austrian vice-chancellor could open door for anti-immigration party

ViennaAustrian establishment figures fear the resignation of Vice-Chancellor Reinhold Mitterlehner, could provide a huge opening for the nationalist Freedom Party, critical of immigration and the European Union.

Missing ballot papers for Marine discovered at polling station

Ruffey-lès-EchireyFrench officils discovered missing ballot papers at the polling station of the commune of Ruffey-lès-Echirey.

Will Russian naval base in Yemen end Syrian conflict?

What would prevent a Russian fleet in Yemen? If Russia succeeds with its negotiations in Yemen, the US might want to reconsider its involvement in Syria, blogger Moon of Alabama argues.

Terror suspect on French island of Reunion in custody after shoot-out

Saint-BenoîtTwo police officers were shot in the French overseas region of Réunion by a suspected jihadist.

Migrant crime exploded in Germany federal report shows

BerlinMigrant crime has “increased disproportionately” in Germany in 2016, according to a report the Interior Ministry released last week.

Austrian official suspected of selling residence permits to migrants

TraiskirchenA corrupt Austrian official, working for the Lower Austrian Foreign Office of the Federal Office for Foreign Affairs and Asylum (BFA), is suspected of having sold residence permits to migrants and refugees.