Berlin police said Monday that they arrested 15 people after clashes between groups from the German capital’s Turkish and Kurdish immigrant communities.
The violence Sunday night, in which 18 officers were injured, followed a demonstration calling for unity between Turks and Kurds in the Kreuzberg neighborhood, a district with a large Turkish community.
Claudia Schmid, head of the domestic security agency’s Berlin branch, told the Inforadio station that more “emotional confrontations between Kurds and Turks” could be expected.
US authorities have shot dead a suspected arsonist as wildfires continue to burn across southern California.
Residents are holding their breath for a favourable weather change.
More than 9000 weary firefighters are still battling 15 fires still burning out of control after four days of blistering heat, low humidity and winds in excess of 100km/h.
Arson is being blamed for many of the fires.
Authorities, including teams of FBI agents and helicopters using infrared cameras, have been scanning bushland for suspected arsonists, with police arresting one suspect and shooting another dead.
Police said the shooting took place last night when when San Bernardino University police spotted a man in a rural area near the campus.
The Science Museum has cancelled a talk by American DNA pioneer Dr James Watson after he claimed black people were less intelligent than white people.
Dr Watson, who won a Nobel Prize in 1962 for his part in discovering the structure of DNA, was due to speak at the venue on Friday.
But the museum has cancelled the event, saying his views went “beyond the point of acceptable debate”.
Skills Minister David Lammy said Dr Watson’s views “were deeply offensive”.
He added: “They will succeed only in providing oxygen for the BNP.
One of the world’s most eminent scientists was embroiled in an extraordinary row last night after he claimed that black people were less intelligent than white people and the idea that “equal powers of reason” were shared across racial groups was a delusion.
James Watson, a Nobel Prize winner for his part in the unravelling of DNA who now runs one of America’s leading scientific research institutions, drew widespread condemnation for comments he made ahead of his arrival in Britain today for a speaking tour at venues including the Science Museum in London.
The 79-year-old geneticist reopened the explosive debate about race and science in a newspaper interview in which he said Western policies towards African countries were wrongly based on an assumption that black people were as clever as their white counterparts when “testing” suggested the contrary. He claimed genes responsible for creating differences in human intelligence could be found within a decade.
The newly formed Equality and Human Rights Commission, successor to the Commission for Racial Equality, said it was studying Dr Watson’s remarks ” in full”. Dr Watson told The Sunday Times that he was “inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa” because “all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours – whereas all the testing says not really”. He said there was a natural desire that all human beings should be equal but “people who have to deal with black employees find this not true”.
A private Islamic school supported by the Saudi government should be shut down until the U.S. government can ensure the school is not fostering radical Islam, a federal panel recommends.
In a report released Thursday, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom broadly criticized what it calls a lack of religious freedom in Saudi society and promotion of religious extremism at Saudi schools.
U.S. President George W. Bush warned on Wednesday a nuclear-armed Iran could lead to World War III as he tried to shore up international opposition to Tehran amid Russian skepticism over its nuclear ambitions.
Bush was speaking a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has resisted Western pressure to toughen his stance over Iran’s nuclear program, made clear on a visit to Tehran that Russia would not accept any military action against Iran.
At a White House news conference, Bush expressed hope Putin would brief him on his talks in Tehran and said he would ask him to clarify recent remarks on Iran’s nuclear activities.
Putin said last week that Russia, which is building Iran’s first atomic power plant, would “proceed from the position” that Tehran had no plans to develop nuclear weapons but he shared international concerns that its nuclear programs “should be as transparent as possible.”
Ten white farmers appeared in court in Zimbabwe yesterday accused of growing crops on their land — in a country where millions of people will need food aid within the next few months.
The case in Chegutu district, 70 miles southwest of Harare, exposes the perversity of President Robert Mugabe’s policies. Commerical agriculture was the mainstay of the economy in the days when Zimbabwe was a food exporter.
Since 2000, when the government began seizing white-owned farms, many of them violently, the agricultural sector has collapsed and the economy has gone into freefall, with inflation now at 6,600 per cent, the highest in the world.
On Friday four National Socialists acted out against an exhibition in the Swedish city of Lund by half Honduran, half Afro-Cuban Andres Serrano. Several objects at the exhibition were destroyed by the quartet, enraged by the degenerate content of this so-called art.
The exhibition called “A History of sex” was made up of explicit photos of deviant sexual acts, among others of a white woman masturbating a horse, a woman peeing in the face of a white man, a woman putting her whole fist up a white man’s anal, and of a white man kneeling and performing oral sex on a black man. What is worse, parents were encouraged to take their children to the exhibition to make them less prejudice and to learn about “alternative manifestations of love”.
Last month the mayor of Brussels had several European and Flemish MPs arrested. Unfortunately the attacks against free speech and democracy don’t end there. In this interview, Bruno Gollnisch who is the vice chairman of the French National Front and chairman of the patriotic group in the EU parliament, explains us how the new EU treaty, which is nothing else than the EU constitution which was rejected by the people of two European countries two years ago, will abolish our most basic liberties.
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All right, you know about the Government’s latest move to outlaw beggars? Do you really think it’s really about beggars? It isn’t. It’s about immigrant-beggars, who now throng our streets.
We could, of course, deal with the substantive matter, that of immigration itself, but instead we prefer to deal with its symptoms — and in the usual cowardly way in which we address anything which is a little difficult or embarrassing.
Now look: I’m not a complete fool. People don’t turn columnists to read the same stuff, day after day after day. Yet that’s what I’ve been doing, endlessly writing on this same subject.
No doubt by this time, the one reader left is some old wino sitting in a doorway in his own personal pool of warmth, scanning these few column inches in the belief that these are the greyhound results. No matter. Here I go again.
Immigration is now not merely the dominant feature of Irish life, it is the greatest threat to the existence of the Irish nation as a coherent, and cohesive whole.
No country has ever accepted, never mind assimilated, the volumes of foreigners now present in this state. We have some 400,000 legal immigrants; but everyone knows that the army of illegals, especially Africans and Chinese, is vast, and probably tops 200,000. In all, Ireland has received at least 600,000 immigrants, most of them within the past five years. It could be many more. No one has the least idea.