British nurse nearly killed by Ebola leaves hospital after being declared free of virus

British nurse nearly killed by Ebola leaves hospital after being declared free of virus

The Scottish nurse who contracted Ebola on an aid mission to Sierra Leone has been discharged from hospital after being declared free of the virus. Pauline Cafferkey said she was “happy to be alive” and praised staff at London’s Royal Free Hospital, who she said saved her life. Only three weeks ago her condition was described as critical. Ms Cafferkey, 39, from Cambuslang in South Lanarkshire, was diagnosed with Ebola after returning to Glasgow from…

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Winston Churchill: From accusations of anti-Semitism to the blunt refusal that led to the deaths of millions

Winston Churchill: From accusations of anti-Semitism to the blunt refusal that led to the deaths of millions

Had Winston Churchill not come to power in Britain in the Forties, the entire history of the world would be different. The political leaders of Britain that succeeded him could never compete with his iconic legacy. But the truth is, because of his triumph over Hitler’s despotic regime, they haven’t had to. Thanks to his strong leadership during World War Two, the nation prospered in the face of idealistic adversity and against stark odds to…

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Germany Pegida: Protest leader quits amid Hitler row

Germany Pegida: Protest leader quits amid Hitler row

The head of Germany’s “anti-Islamisation” movement Pegida has quit after disparaging anti-refugee comments and a photo showing him apparently posing as Hitler emerged. Lutz Bachmann apologised for Facebook comments he made in which he reportedly called refugees “animals” and “scumbags”. He did not mention the photo of him with Hitler-style hair and moustache. Meanwhile, thousands of people have marched in Leipzig at a Pegida rally. Police were deployed to the streets of the eastern German…

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Even Before the Charlie Hebdo Massacre, Religious Hatred Was What the French Feared Most

Even Before the Charlie Hebdo Massacre, Religious Hatred Was What the French Feared Most

In a sense, many in France saw it coming. The massacre carried out by masked gunmen on Wednesday at the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo appears to have fulfilled widespread fears: According to a Pew Research Center poll from last October, French citizens viewed religious and ethnic hatred—along with the gap between the rich and poor—to be the world’s greatest threat:

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Mitt Romney Has a Huge New Conflict-of-Interest Problem

Mitt Romney Has a Huge New Conflict-of-Interest Problem

In 2012, Mitt Romney’s career as a businessman who earned many millions of dollars became a net loss, as political foes slammed him for running Bain Capital, a private equity firm that invested in US companies that downsized and shifted jobs overseas and that obtained financial stakes in foreign companies that depended on US outsourcing for profits. At the same time, Romney, who refused to do a full release of his tax returns, was hit…

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