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Jobbik extends influence in municipalities

Jobbik managed to hold on to the majority of its mayoral seats at the elections on Sunday. Except in one county, it is the second-largest party in county general assemblies. Fourteen of its mayoral candidates won and in six municipalities independent candidates, enjoying the far-right party’s support, came in first. Researcher Political Capital offers this analysis.

After the closing of the polls, party president Gábor Vona positioned Jobbik as the challenger of the governing party in 2018. Jobbik is still far from its target; it failed to capture the much-coveted mayoral seat in Miskolc and in Budapest it had to be content with coming in before green party LMP.

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Swedish far-right leader takes sick leave

The leader of a far-right party that made strong gains in Sweden's election last month is going on sick leave, saying he's burned-out from battling the country's political and media establishment.

Jimmie Akesson's announcement was unexpected even though the 35-year-old had looked tired following the Sept. 14 election in which his anti-immigration Sweden Democrats more than doubled their support to 13 percent, becoming the third-biggest party in Parliament.

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"Hatred" is a genocide simulator developed by Neo-Nazis

“Hatred" is an independent PC game by a group of Polish developers. In order to set it apart for promotional reasons, the developers have stated that they are committed to "pure gameplay", claiming that mass murder of civilians by an angry disenfranchised man is more "honest" or somehow free from political narrative, unlike other modern games.

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Hatred is not apolitical. In fact, the opposite is true - it’s a game about glorifying violent racism and white supremacy. Consider the game’s trailer, which conspicuously lingers on the white protagonist brutally murdering and mutilating people of color.

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Anti-Semitic Quenelle Comedian Dieudonné Charged with Money Laundering

Controversial French comedian Dieudonné M'bala M'bala has been charged with tax evasion, money laundering and misuse of company assets, according to local reports.

Detectives believe that Dieudonné, whose show has been banned in several French cities for its anti-Semitic content, has sent more than €400,000 (£330,000) to Cameroon since 2009.

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Italian nurse 'molested foreign tourist'

A male nurse has been placed under house arrest for allegedly sexually assaulting a foreign tourist at a hospital in Rome.

The incident allegedly happened in July, when the girl, 23, was admitted to the emergency unit of Fatebenefratelli hospital on Isola Tiberina for alcohol intoxication, TGCom24 reported.

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