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Anti-immigrant vigilantes a polarizing force in Finland

Feb 10, 2016

Anti-immigrant vigilantes a polarizing force in Finland

Fierce-looking squads calling themselves the Soldiers of Odin have been patrolling Finnish streets in recent months claiming to protect locals from asylum seekers, but lately they’ve been challenged by an unexpected crew: smiling women serving up hugs. In the small town of Kemi, an ...

Feb 10, 2016

U.S. plans to cut missile defense budget

The U.S. Defense Department plans to slash the budget for missile defense including programs to address a threat from North Korea as part of its budget request for fiscal 2017, the department said Tuesday. The Pentagon estimated the amount of the overall defense budget ...

Floats, flash at Big Easy's Fat Tuesday finale

Feb 10, 2016

Floats, flash at Big Easy's Fat Tuesday finale

People across New Orleans Tuesday are marking the culmination of the Mardi Gras season with elaborate floats, eccentric costumes and marching bands. Mardi Gras is the city’s biggest tourist attraction, and thousands of people have converged on the city in recent weeks to see ...

Sanders defeats Clinton, Trump wins in New Hampshire primary

Feb 10, 2016

Sanders defeats Clinton, Trump wins in New Hampshire primary

Riding a wave of voter anger at traditional politicians, billionaire Donald Trump won New Hampshire’s Republican presidential nominating contest on Tuesday and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont won the Democratic primary. Disenchanted with the economy and Washington politicians, voters in the first two ...

Feb 10, 2016

M6.4 temblor strikes off Chilean coast, USGS reports

A magnitude-6.4 earthquake struck off the coast of central Chile on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake, centered 61 miles (98 km) southwest of Coquimbo, an area often shaken by earthquakes, was 20.5 miles (33 km) below the seabed. It struck at ...