The Obama administration is facing criticism and ridicule after a bizarre outburst by the John Kerry-led State Department urging Hungarian authorities to prop up a defunct Communist Party propaganda organ. In an official statement, the Obama administration, which recently attacked media diversity in the United States, echoed discredited conspiracy theories pushed by communists and called on anti-communist Hungarian officials to prop up the bankrupt newspaper — supposedly to preserve “media pluralism.” But the ownership of the far-left paper, known as Nepszabadsag, wants to shut it down, citing growing financial losses and plunging circulation figures.

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Polish President Andrzej Duda are telling the European Union to butt out of the national affairs of their countries.

Lord Shinkwin, a disabled U.K. lawmaker, called for an end to language in the country's abortion law that permits the killing of a disabled unborn baby at any time up to delivery.

The French government finally decided on October 24 to close the refugee camp near Calais, which had been nicknamed “the Jungle” because of the chaotic conditions that prevailed there.

The economic chaos in Venezuela turned political on Sunday. When President Nicolas Maduro’s National Electoral Council (CNE), packed with his cronies, declared attempts to call for a national recall referendum on Maduro’s presidency null and void on Friday, opposition leaders called it a “coup.” Sunday's raucous display may be the trigger that replaces one Marxist thug with another in Venezuela.

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