The Netherlands is taking action to alleviate some of its fiscal problems by charging immigrants for their mandatory integration courses. This is one of the new policies implemented by the coalition government with the support of the PVV.
In other news, leaks from a previously secret court case reveal that highly enriched uranium was smuggled into Georgia (the Caucasus) and made available to all interested buyers on the black market.
Meanwhile, Congressman-elect Allen West intends to join the Congressional Black Caucus when he enters Congress. He says he will not ask permission, and that he meets all their criteria — presumably including skin melanin concentration and his slave ancestry.
To see the headlines and the articles, open the full news post.
Commenters are advised to leave their comments at this post (rather than with the news articles) so that they are more easily accessible.
Caveat: Articles in the news feed are posted “as is”. Gates of Vienna cannot vouch for the authenticity or accuracy of the contents of any individual item posted here. We check each entry to make sure it is relatively interesting, not patently offensive, and at least superficially plausible. The link to the original is included with each item’s title. Further research and verification are left to the reader.