British passport among the world’s most powerful and sought after? Who is at the top?

The most powerful passports in the world have been unveiled/ /Ross McGuinness,Yahoo News UK

With Brexit looming, the UK has slid down the list, while the passport power has shifted to Asia.

Japan and Singapore have held on to their joint top spot, with each country offering visa-free access to 189 destinations.


Iran to breach nuclear/uranium enrichment deal in 10 days

Iran nuclear deal: Enriched uranium limit will be breached on 27 June||Analysis by Jonathan Marcus, Defence Correspondent, BBC News||

Iran announced that it will reach allowed enriched-uranium levels within ten days, the country’s nuclear spokesperson announced on Monday.

Iran has announced it will breach on 27 June the limit on its stockpile of enriched uranium that was set under a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

Germany spends record 23 billion euros on refugees – Report

Germany spends record 23 billion euros on refugees – ReportThat marks an increase of nearly 11 percent on the 20.8 billion euros that Germany spent in the previous year, the document prepared by the Finance Ministry showed.

Chancellor Angela Merkel and her ministers will discuss the government’s annual report on refugee and integration costs during their regular cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

Merkel has repeatedly defended her 2015 decision to leave German borders open to hundreds of thousands of war refugees, mainly from Muslim countries, as a humanitarian necessity, but has since vowed to prevent a repeat of such mass migration by tackling its causes.

Austria’s Far-right Vice-chancellor Resigns Over Video Scandal

Israeli spin doctor rocks Austria with ‘anti-Semitic’ campaign against chancellor candidate

Leaked video purportedly shows Heinz-Christian Strache, leader of Austria’s Freedom Party, trying to make corrupt deals and bragging of ‘Israeli friends’ with close ties to Netanyahu.

The Austrian embrace: How Kurz’s far-right government is wooing Israel to end boycott of Freedom Party
In Austria’s elections, the fight against anti-Semitism has turned nasty
Austria’s vice-chancellor, Heinz-Christian Strache, resigned Saturday following the release of a video showing him attempting to make corrupt deals with a woman pretending to be representative of a Russian oligarch. The resignation is sending Austria to snap elections, the news agency APA reported.

A Daughter of Palestinian Refugees, This German Politician Is Fighting anti-Semitism

A Synagogue Renovation in Berlin, and the Palestinian Making It Happen

Stay Mashiach// Chebli and her husband get into a taxi in Tel Aviv on the way to visit friends. “Where are you from?” the driver asks. “From Germany,” they reply. “Ahh, Germany,” he says. “They’re so dumb – those Germans. They took in all the refugees, the whole of Europe changed. How do they plan to integrate all those Muslims into society now?” Chebli’s husband gives her a wary glance; he knows what’s about to happen. “Uskuti (be quiet),” he mutters in Arabic, but in vain.