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French presidential election: Leftist protesters grow violent after results come in

Police detained 29 people in Paris on Sunday after “anti-fascist” demonstrators became violent – hurling glass bottles and firecrackers and setting cars ablaze. Six officers and three demonstrators were injured during the protests at the Place de la Bastille. Several businesses sustained damage, Agence-France Presse reported. At least three people were arrested.  Many of the

‘We waited for decades’: Polish govt welcomes US troops

Polish leaders declared themselves alone no longer at a ceremony Saturday welcoming the arrival of U.S. troops as part of a deployment that has angered Russia. The presence of U.S. troops on Polish soil marks a historic moment—the first time Western forces are being deployed on a continuous basis to bolster NATO’s eastern flank. “”We

Lawmaker Urges Pentagon to Take Action on Child Rape, Insider Attacks in Afghanistan

Morgan Chalfant | Free Beacon Rep. Hunter writes defense secretary after reports Taliban using child sex slaves to mount attacks. A Republican lawmaker is seeking information about the Pentagon’s efforts to discourage Afghan forces from sexually abusing children following a report that the Taliban is using child sex slaves to mount insider attacks against police

Obama administration backs plan to relinquish Internet control

The Obama administration is getting behind a plan that would have the U.S. government relinquish its last bit of control over the Internet – a move Republican lawmakers are fighting tooth-and-nail. The transfer was set in motion two years ago when a Commerce Department agency said it would cede oversight over an obscure, but powerful,

Manhunt back on for Belgium airport bombing accomplice after suspect released

A manhunt reignited Monday for the suspected accomplice of two suicide bombers at the Zaventem airport outside Brussels, after officials freed a man previously thought to have been their suspect. Prosecutors said they lacked evidence to keep Faycal Cheffou in custody. They had charged him with terrorist murder on Saturday. Investigators also revealed they may have

The Democrats’ Koch psychosis

Washington Post blogger Greg Sargent writes approvingly of the latest big-bucks Democrat Senate Majority PAC ad campaign in Louisiana, which once again targets the Left’s favorite boogeymen, the Koch Brothers: As I noted the other day, this is all about creating a framework within which voters can be made to understand the actual policy agenda Republicans are campaigning on.