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Was there a pattern of women in Middle Ages Europe poisoning their husbands to keep them close?

There's a claim doing the rounds on social media, that women in the Middle Ages would poison their husbands, and then administer an antidote on their arrival home. The implication is that this would &...
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Did the "Windows Web Browser Choice Screen" enforced by the EU make a difference?

In response to a EU anti-trust ruling, European Android users will soon be presented with a browser choice screen. Those of us who are old enough will remember that the same thing happened on Windows ...
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Is large Muslim immigration within an European country a cause for higher sexual violence in that particular country?

An article in FrontPage Magazine argues that: the more open a European country is to Muslim mass migration, the more dangerous it is to women. It provides various examples of European countries ...
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Does the EU fund you only if you legally agree not to damage the EU's reputation in any way?

In this YouTube video shows clips of Jacob Rees-Mogg. At 6:55, he is shown hosting an LBC talkback show, talking about EU funding. He claims: You don't get money from the EU unless you sign up to ...
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Is there such a thing as the "Babushka Bomb" (i.e. Eastern European women age quickly in appearance)?

On the internet, there are a lot of references to the so-called "Babushka bomb", which is defined at Urban Dictionary as Eastern European women are pretty when they're young, but age quickly and ...
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Does tax evasion in the EU cost 1 trillion € per year?

In a meme that’s floating around, various social costs are compared to tax evasion in the EU, which is claimed to mount up to 1 000 000 000 000 Euro annually. Here is an example: The Swedish text ...
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Are refugees forced across the Mediterranean Sea by traffickers against their will?

So far media has painted the picture that African refugees crossing the Mediterranean Sea pay huge sums to traffickers to be brought to Europe. In an interview with BR24 Claus-Peter Reisch, captain ...
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Did the EU prohibit the transport of Russian fertilizer to non-EU countries, so that only the EU could purchase it?

Reportedly Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia accused EU officials of “selfishness, cynicism and hypocrisy” for prohibiting European carriers from transporting Russian ...
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(To what extent) was the Lithuanian fence on the border with Russia (Kaliningrad) "funded by NATO" (or the EU)?

Wikipedia has claimed NATO funding for this fence for some years, e.g. today it says: In early 2017, with increasing military activity and political tensions in the region, the Lithuanian government ...
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Is it true that besides Volkswagen, many other car companies also similarly cheated in the emission test but faced limited consequences?

The Volkswagen emission cheating is well-known at this stage. However, I heard some people say that many other car manufacturers have actually been performing similar cheating in emission tests. Last ...
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Did a yacht owned by a Polish company with Ukrainian owners travel from Rostock to Christiansø on September 6-7, 2022?

A number of mainstream German newspapers claimed on March 7 that a likely Ukrainian commando travelling on false passports boarded a yacht registered to a Polish company (but ultimately owned by ...
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Is the claim that a serial killer is targeting the LGBTQIA+ community in Manchester credible?

Background There have been claims that a serial killer has been active in Manchester dating back to the late 2000s. They center on the idea that there have been an unusually high number of drownings ...
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