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Feb 07 07:50

EU SHOWDOWN: Desperate Merkel flies to Poland as she scrambles to save Brussels bloc

GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel is scrambling to save the EU as she travels to Eurosceptic Poland for showdown talks.

Feb 07 07:43

EU Fights Trump - Unia walczy z Trumpem - Max Kolonko Mówi? Jak Jest w MaxTV

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Polish with English subtitles.

Feb 06 15:24

European Central Bank head warns on Trump deregulation push

The head of the European Central Bank expressed concern about the Trump administration's moves to relax financial oversight, saying such deregulation helped pave the way for the global financial crisis.

Feb 06 12:56

Grexit 4.0? Varoufakis Urges Tsipras: Ditch Negotiations, Adopt "Parallel System"

In his article, Varoufakis suggested that Schaeuble’s strategy is to lead Greeks to the point of exhaustion so they ask to leave the euro themselves.

Noting that the “parallel payment system was already designed in 2014”, Varoufakis stresses that Tsipras had “two delusions” that led the government to the current impasse:

a. that on the night of the referendum, the dilemma was between Schaeuble’s Grexit Plan and the 3rd bailout

b. that the obedience to the 3rd bailout could be political manageable through a parallel, society-friendly program.
Both of these “working assumptions” were based only on autosuggestion, the ex finance minister stresses adding that he tried to explain this to the Prime Minister on the night of the referendum

Feb 06 11:46

SWEDISH POLICE CHIEF’S CAR EXPLODES IN STOCKHOLM

A car belonging to the police chief of the Swedish city of Uppsala has exploded in northern Stockholm.

No one was injured in the incident, but police are now investigating a possible link between the blast and the officer’s activities.

The vehicle, parked outside the police chief’s home in the northern part of Stockholm, blew up during the early hours of Monday morning, according to broadcaster SVT, citing investigators.

The police chief and his family are being cared for, and officials have launched a preliminary investigation on the basis of endangering public safety.

Feb 06 08:51

Migrants ARE to blame for most serious crimes in Sweden, police officer blasts in rant

In a Facebook rant, Peter Springare said his post was not politically correct, but he did not care as he was soon retiring after 47 years of service.

Sweden has been hard hit to cope with unprecedented levels of crimes and incidents, as the National Criminal Investigation Service admitted last year that more than 50 areas were labelled as 'no-go zones' where police did not have control.

In the report, attacks on police officers were detailed, along with incidents of children carrying weapons, sex attacks and other violent crimes.

Taking to Facebook to share his frustration, Mr Springare, who works as an investigator for the Örebro police, said the lion’s share of the crimes were committed by migrants.

Feb 06 07:49

Corruption Runs Rampant in Bulgaria and Romania After 10 Years of EU Membership

Romania and Bulgaria's battles against corruption have come under attack from the European Union, with their efforts being branded "fragmented and largely ineffective."

Feb 06 07:46

‘Davos man is dead’ – Ted Malloch, tipped to be Trump’s pick for EU ambassador

As prominent MEPs are slamming US President Donald Trump's choice for ambassador to Brussels, RT’s Afshin Rattansi sat down with Ted Malloch for his personal views on the matter.

RT’s Going Underground host Afshin Rattansi spoke to Trump's pick for ambassador to the EU, Ted Malloch, former Deputy Chief of UN Economic Commission for Europe, and professor at Henley Business School in the UK.

RT: The EU parliament is somehow trying to veto your appointment as the next ambassador to the European Union. What is your reaction?

Ted Malloch: They must not have got the notice that Donald Trump won the American election. Of course, ambassadors are chosen by their home countries to represent those countries and those national interests in foreign capitals, in this case, in Brussels.

Feb 06 07:21

Migrants ARE to blame for most serious crimes in Sweden, police officer blasts in rant

A SWEDISH police officer has launched a seething attack on the country’s politically correct approach to immigration as he claimed migrants were to blame for the most serious crimes.

In a Facebook rant, Peter Springare said his post was not politically correct, but he did not care as he was soon retiring after 47 years of service.

Sweden has been hard hit to cope with unprecedented levels of crimes and incidents, as the National Criminal Investigation Service admitted last year that more than 50 areas were labelled as 'no-go zones' where police did not have control.

In the report, attacks on police officers were detailed, along with incidents of children carrying weapons, sex attacks and other violent crimes.

Feb 05 12:13

“Taking Down” British Officials – Philip Giraldi

A quite incredible story out of England has not received much media coverage in the United States. It concerns how the Israeli Embassy in London connived with government officials to “take down” parliamentarians and government ministers who were considered to be critical of the Jewish State.

It was also learned that the Israeli Embassy was secretly subsidizing and advising private groups promoting Israeli interests, including associations of Members of Parliament (MPs).The story is interesting on several levels, particularly given the recent furor in the U.S. over allegations that Russia has been interfering in American politics.

Feb 05 12:10

Israel’s manipulation of UK politics: time for zero tolerance

Both the Foreign Office and Boris Johnson, the UK’s foreign secretary, have declared the Shai Masot affair “closed” after Masot, an employee of the Israeli embassy and probably a Mossad asset, plotted with gullible British MPs and political hangers-on to “take down” senior government figures, including Johnson’s deputy, Alan Duncan.

We have Aljazeera to thank for the brilliant exposé where our own security services failed.

Feb 05 12:05

The Importance of Maintaining The Balance of Power

No one, or country, no matter how novel or inventive they are, has any right, or can be trusted, with absolute power over everyone else.

It is absolutely essential for political leaders, all across the world, to ensure that the balance of power exists, in all spheres of power and the body politic, both domestically as well as internationally, because there is no way that any one individual or government can ensure the equal protection of the people, in all of their myriad conflicts and challenges, from the very large, to the very small.

Feb 05 12:03

Trump or Putin? EU Loses Plot on Biggest Threat

Blaming Donald Trump or Vladimir Putin for the demise of the EU is the ultimate form of scapegoating by a bunch of incompetent leaders.

If ever an image captured the dysfunctional nature of the European Union it was the assembled leaders of the 28 member states photographed at an ancient fortress on the Maltese island this week.

Feb 05 12:00

Taking the Long View – Justin Raimondo

Dismantling the empire (war party) won’t happen overnight

The other day on Twitter someone tweeted me the news of the latest drone strike in Yemen, with the taunting message: “Congrats, @JustinRaimondo.” I had to laugh, and bemoan my fate: “I am now to be held responsible for everything the Trump administration does, especially their failure to go full pacifist!” Of course, you don’t have to be a pacifist to oppose our drone campaign, in Yemen or elsewhere, as I do, but the comment and my response underscore a basic flaw in the thinking of Trump’s anti-interventionist critics.

Feb 05 08:14

Cyber battalion sent to spy on Russians

More than 350 soldiers from 14 Signals regiment, supported by experts from the Government’s communications centre GCHQ, will operate from Estonia in the spring.

Military sources say it is a “significant” electronic warfare force that will intercept intelligence from Russian air, ground and naval forces in the Baltic and Black Sea.

Feb 05 08:06

Latvia completes 23km of ‘anti-migrant wall’ on Russian border

Baltic states continue bolstering their frontiers with Latvia reporting the [completion] of the first 23km segment of a wire fence on its 276km border with Russia, designed to prevent “illegal immigrants” from breaching the perimeter.

Feb 05 08:04

Italy Increasingly Likely To Abandon The Euro

An analysis of the political setup in Italy shows eurosceptics are on the verge of taking control of the country.

The only missing ingredient is an early election. And early elections are now the odds-on favorite.

Let’s back up a bit to fill in the pieces as to how things got to this point.

Feb 04 13:39

UK To Begin Arresting US Journalists Who Criticise Government

UK authorities could arrest US journalists and whistleblowers who criticise the British government, according to reports.

Feb 04 08:58

Theresa gives EU the jitters: After her Trump coup Hollande attacks PM for acting as a go-between with the US

Francois Hollande yesterday attacked Theresa May for acting as a go-between with Donald Trump.

Questioning her triumphant visit to the White House last month, the French leader rejected the idea of the UK being ‘delegated’ to talk to Washington.

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Maybe she went to DC to talk about Great Britain and France was never even mentioned. That make you feel better Francois?

Feb 04 08:55

Unrest in Romania: 300,000 People Take to Streets on Fourth Day of Protests

Friday was the fourth day of nation-wide protests, with the largest demonstrations taking place in the capital Bucharest. According to Digi 24 TV, about 150,000 demonstrators were gathered in the capital late on Friday, mostly in the Victoriei Square where the headquarters of the country’s prime minister and his cabinet are located.

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Protest? Or another Soros color revolution?

Feb 04 08:47

Norway to Buy New Submarines From Germany

The Norwegian government is negotiating the purchase of new submarines from the German company ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, local media reported Friday, citing the state’s Defense Minister Ine Eriksen Soreide.

Feb 04 05:13

“They treat us like animals,” whine illegal alien Muslim invaders squatting in Greece

At least three Muslim freeloaders and potential jihadists have died in a week in the overcrowded Moria refugee camp on the island of Lesbos. Only three?

Feb 03 19:31

Vegetable Rationing Begins at UK Supermarkets

Some supermarkets are rationing the number of iceberg lettuce and broccoli customers can buy - blaming poor growing conditions in southern Europe for a shortage in UK stores.

Feb 03 12:59

Will The Euro Collapse This Year?

2017 could be the year that the euro collapses according to Joseph Stiglitz writing in Fortune magazine and these concerns were echoed over the weekend by former Bundesbank vice-president and senior European Central Bank official, Jürgen Stark, when he said that the ‘destruction’ of the Eurozone may be necessary if countries are to thrive again.

Feb 03 12:35

‘He’s Lying To You’: Labour MEP Trolls Farage During Call For Trump To Visit EU Parliament

Former UKIP leader and MEP Nigel Farage was delivering a speech in the European Parliament on Wednesday in support of US President Donald Trump’s travel ban.

Feb 03 11:43

European Union Vow To Steal ‘Superpower’ Status Away From U.S.

European Union leaders have promised to take over the role of being the world’s Superpower after America collapses following Donald Trump’s presidency.

Feb 03 09:06

Farage: EU Is Showing Its True Nature Now – Genuine Anti-Americanism

Members of the European Parliament became embroiled today in a heated debate during a special session on President Trump’s travel ban.

Feb 03 08:33

'GOOD NEWS!' Farage joyous as latest Brexit legal challenge BLOCKED by High Court

THE High Court has blocked the latest legal bid to tie the UK to the European Single Market post-Brexit.

Feb 03 08:25

RUSSIA WARNS: Serbs, beware, plan from hell is prepared for an attack on you

Judging by the information provided by the Russian intelligence provided to our secret services, Albanians are preparing to invade the north of Kosovo, while Croats are preparing the same scenario for the western part of the Republic of Serbian(Bosnia and Hercegovina)!

In this wicked plan allegedly involved some NATO officials.

The plan is to carry out attacks in the next two weeks and at the same time, in order to prevent Serbia to react and protect their compatriots.

Their intention is to direct false motives for the attacks, but the goal is that in the next 24 hours Albanian special forces come to Jarinje, and Croatian Army Republic of Serbian cut in two!

For fear of a possible alliance between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, they want as quickly as possible to implement his plan to work, because they realize that this is perhaps the last good moment to attack.

Feb 03 08:16

Pro-Nazi nostalgia flourishes under new Croatia government

“Nostalgia” for a pro-Nazi past, spurning of ethnic minorities and pressure on the press: Croatian activists say an alarming climate of intolerance is taking hold under a new conservative government.

Since the ruling coalition took power in the European Union country in January, critics say authorities have turned a blind eye – and even contributed to – concerns over a far-right right surge.

Last week, in response, angry Jewish, ethnic Serb and anti-fascist groups refused to attend a ceremony remembering tens of thousands who died at Jasenovac, the most notorious concentration camp under Croatia’s pro-Nazi Ustasha regime during World War II.

Feb 03 08:10

Patronising EU to tell Theresa May Britain will ALWAYS be JUNIOR partner after Brexit

EUROPEAN Union leaders are set to round on Theresa May as she tries to give reassurances the UK will be a “reliable partner” after Brexit at an informal summit in Malta today.

Feb 03 08:09

Donald Tusk orders EU leaders to make pledge to SERVE Brussels as project on brink

European Council president Donald Tusk is forcing the 27 member states, excluding the UK, to commit to “an ambitious vision” of “political consolidation” for the future.

EU leaders are meeting in Malta today, where prime minister Theresa May is expected to give an update on her plans for Brexit.

In a draft document circulated ahead of the summit, Mr Tusk acknowledges the “unprecedented external threats” facing Europe and is attempting to unite the bloc amid these pressures.

Feb 03 07:58

'Germany, not Donald Trump, is biggest threat to the EU'

We were told Germany would never be allowed to rearm. They now have got 300,000-400,000 men and arms, and they are now moving tanks into Lithuania. Why? To confront Russia. But Russia isn’t the threat, Graham Moore, political commentator, told RT.

President of the European Council Donald Tusk on Wednesday called US President Donald Trump one of the major external threats to the EU.

Feb 03 07:57

Pence, German FM Agree on NATO’s 'Centrality' in Ensuring Security in Europe

US Vice President Mike Pence and German Vice Chancellor and Foreign Affairs Minister Sigmar Gabriel have agreed to boost bilateral ties and work through NATO to ensure European security, the White House said in a readout on Thursday.

Feb 03 07:44

NATO Warning to Russia German Panzergrenadier Battalion Deploys Next Door to Russia 2017

Feb 03 03:36

EU Demands Ireland Collect €13bn from Apple

The European Commission is demanding that Apple pay Ireland €13bn in back taxes.

Feb 02 20:07

NEW BREXIT BATTLE: Theresa May faces FRESH legal challenge with claim over single market

A FRESH legal challenge against Theresa May’s Brexit plans is being launched at the High Court with a judge being told MPs must vote on leaving the European Economic Area (EAA).

The Single Market Justice Campaign says Britain joined the EEA separately from the EU - with a law in Parliament - and can therefore only leave if MPs pass another law.

If the judge agrees, the Prime Minister will have to ask the Commons to agree to triggering Article 127 of the EEA Treaty, which gives notice of the UK’s intention to leave.

Feb 02 14:47

UK Parliament’s Brexit Vote Historic: Johnson

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says “history has been made” following the UK Parliament’s go-ahead to begin the country’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU).

Feb 02 14:31

Orban says Hungary stands for diversification of gas supplies to Europe

"We can’t bypass the issue of how stable gas supplies via Ukraine are," he said. "We’ve always pointed to the need to diversify the supplies." According to Orban, if national and economic interests demand, then Hungary will use its facilities allowing to deliver gas via the northern route. He also said that the Russian leader "gave his word that Hungary will receive the necessary amount of oil and gas, no matter what"...

Feb 02 14:29

Russia, Hungary agree to step up cooperation in nuclear power. Hungary to start building new units of Paks nuclear power plant in 2018

"In particular, we agreed to step up joint work in the energy sphere," Putin said, adding that Russia attached great importance to the project for building two new reactors at the Paks NPP plant 12 billion euros worth Russia was currently working on. When the project is completed, the capacity of the Paks NPP will double...
Russia and Hungary agreed on the construction of new power units at Paks nuclear power plant in January 2014 http://tass.com/economy/928701

Feb 02 13:41

British Chef Commits Suicide Fighting ISIS In Syria

A 20-year-old British chef from West Sussex, England, turned ISIS fighter, fighting alongside the Kurdish YPG in Syria, took his own life to avoid capture by the Islamic State.

Feb 02 09:54

Blow to Schengen: Swedish border controls REMAIN in place amid migration worries

SWEDEN is extending its internal border controls for another three months, a bitter blow to the EU and its attempts to try and regain control of migration across the continent.

Feb 02 09:50

‘Waste of time!’ Dutch MPs REFUSE to probe decision to join euro despite public outcry

DUTCH MPs have refused to launch an official inquiry into the country’s decision to join the euro, with one describing the debate as a “complete waste of time”.

Parliamentarians in the Netherlands were forced to discuss the thorny issue after being presented with a 45,000-strong petition calling for a rethink on the single currency.

But despite the public outcry and the growing popularity of anti-EU politicians in the country they flatly refused to take the issue any further, insisting the matter was closed.

Feb 02 09:47

OVER A BARREL: Libya demands EU taxpayers cough up or face massive migrant influx

LIBYA today laid down the gauntlet to Brussels chiefs by demanding a series of bumper aid payouts in return for helping to prevent a fresh migrant crisis which would severely damage the EU.

Feb 02 09:39

Three Afghan migrants jailed for Vienna gang rape claimed they DIDN'T KNOW it was illegal

THREE Afghan migrants have been jailed for raping a 21-year-old woman in Austria after claiming they didn't know it was against the law because women have a "different place" in their homeland.

Feb 02 09:01

Britain takes a step closer to BREXIT

After a two-day debate, a final decision was made by a margin of 498 to 114 votes at the House of Commons. This allows British Prime Minister Theresa May to formally begin the two-year Brexit negotiations.

Feb 02 07:08

Putin visits PM Orban to talk business with Euroskeptic Hungary

Vladimir Putin is paying a return visit to Budapest, a year after Viktor Orban’s trip to Moscow set the tone for enhanced bilateral cooperation. The two leaders, similarly unpopular in Brussels, are set to discuss current and prospective mutually lucrative trade deals.

Feb 02 07:01

CEO of one of world's largest company hints that Brussels is irrelevant to business

GENERAL Electric CEO Jeff Immelt has dealt a blow to the EU by saying he believes the wavering block does not play a big role when it comes to business.

Feb 02 07:00

The end for Donald Tusk? Polish criminal probe threatens EU presidential run

Mr Tusk is facing a potential criminal probe in his home country after he became embroiled in a scandal relating to a plane crash during commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre.

The crash, in Smolensk, Russia in April 2010, killed 96 people including former president President Lech Kaczy?ski and his wife, the president of Poland’s central bank, as well as notable political and military figures.

Current president Jaros?aw Kaczy?ski, the twin brother of the popular former president, believes criminal charges could be filed against Mr Tusk over the crash.

Feb 02 06:59

SECRET TAPES IN POLISH ‘WAITERGATE’ SCANDAL COULD COST WARSAW’S GOVERNMENT A KEY EUROPEAN COMMISSION POST

It has all the makings of a Cold War spy thriller. Shady deals over caviar and vodka in an East European restaurant, a waiters’ plot, a foreign minister dismissing the country’s alliance with one of its most important allies—all to the sound of clinking glasses in expensive restaurants.

The scandal surrounding the publication of secret conversations between Polish politicians—dubbed “Waitergate” after the restaurant staff was implicated in the bugging—has come at a time when the Polish government appeared to be riding high.

Feb 02 06:49

US Tanks Fire Salvos in Poland as 'Message' to Russia -- NATO General Ben Hodges

When 62 ton American tanks fire off salvos into the night in Poland the commander of US forces in Europe, General Ben Hodges, wants you to know this is "not just a training exercise". To the contrary, it's a message to Russians:

"We're serious — this is not just a training exercise. We are here to convey a strategic message that you cannot violate the sovereignty of members of NATO ... Moscow will get the message — I'm confident of it."

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Feb 02 06:47

We'll meddle in Brexit deal, says the European Court of Justice: President reveals he expects to intervene as he sets body on collision course with Downing Street

In her landmark speech setting out the UK’s position on Brexit last month, Mrs May specifically pledged to ‘take back control of our laws’ from the ECJ.

She said: ‘Leaving the European Union will mean that our laws will be made in Westminster, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast.

‘And those laws will be interpreted by judges not in Luxembourg but in courts across this country.’

Alleged interference by ECJ judges in domestic legal disputes have long-angered Brexit supporters who believe the UK should regain sovereignty.

Feb 02 06:45

Nigel Farage exposes EU hypocrisy and faux outrage over President Trump

Feb 02 06:41

Clashes erupt in Bucharest following enormous anti-corruption rally

Groups of masked youths have been throwing flares, firecrackers and stones at police in central Bucharest, following a day of massive but peaceful rallies that gripped Romania over what protesters call an effective decriminalization of corruption.

Feb 02 06:40

‘It is NOT up to us’ Donald Tusk SCATHED by Polish politicians over comments about Trump

DONALD TUSK has come under a fresh round of criticism and was told it was not his role to judge American democracy.

The scathing attack came from Witold Waszczykowski, the Foreign Affairs Minister of Poland, who said it was not up to European politicians to intervene.

Feb 02 06:14

Dutch activists ask Donald Trump to reinvestigate MH17 crash over Ukraine

A group of Dutch activists sent a letter to US President Donald Trump calling him to conduct a new investigation into the crash of the Malaysian Boeing in 2014 over the Donbas. According to Dutch News website, the authors of the letter claim that the official investigation conducted by the Dutch Safety Board and the joint investigation team "was not independent and convincing." According to the Volkskrant newspaper, the activists sent the letter to Trump in November. It was signed by 26 people, including German and Dutch journalists, as well as Dutch MP Thierry Bode. The publication notes that the authors of the letter do not believe in the findings of the investigation, according to which Flight MH17 was shot down by Buk missile. The activists wrote to Trump because he had previously doubted the version of the official investigation too. MP Bode said that he signed the petition as a private citizen against the backdrop of many unanswered questions about the disaster...

Feb 02 04:57

How To Tackle Systemic Risk In Insurance Sector

Insurance sector is one of the key components of Eurozone. The sector employs over 1 million people directly. Eurozone holds more than 7.3 million euros in assets and growing bigger by the day.

Feb 02 00:30

Trump Is Being Sabotaged by the Pentagon — Paul Craig Roberts

How is Trump going to normalize relations with Russia when the commander of US forces in Europe is threatening Russia with words and deeds?

The Pentagon has also sent armored vehicles to “moderate rebels” in Syria, according to Penagon spokesman Col. John Dorrian. Unable to prevent Russia and Syria from winning the war against ISIS, the Pentagon is busy at work derailing the peace negotiations.

The military/security complex is using its puppets-on-a-string in the House and Senate to generate renewed conflict with Iran and to continue threats against China.......

Feb 01 17:52

Brexit Talks Will Be On ‘Humongous Scale,’ Britain's Former Ambassador To EU Warns

Britain’s former ambassador to the EU, Sir Ivan Rogers, has warned that Brexit talks will be on a “humongous scale” and involve “difficult trade-offs.”

He sensationally quit the civil service last month, saying there was “muddled thinking” over Brexit.

Feb 01 17:41

Will the French role model for Donald Trump be France’s next president?

Marine Le Pen is soaring in the polls and this is why. There likely will be a ‘FREXIT’ push if she is elected.

Feb 01 16:58

‘It is NOT up to us’ Donald Tusk SCATHED by Polish politicians over comments about Trump

DONALD TUSK has come under a fresh round of criticism and was told it was not his role to judge American democracy.

The scathing attack came from Witold Waszczykowski, the Foreign Affairs Minister of Poland, who said it was not up to European politicians to intervene.

Mr Tusk penned an open letter to the leaders of Europe ahead of a summit on Friday, where he warned of the dangers facing the EU.

In this letter the head of the EU Council warned some of the decisions made by the American administration were "putting the European Union in a tough position”.

Mr Waszczykowski said: "We are, quite frankly, slightly concerned with Donald Tusk's words."

Feb 01 16:45

Why 2017 Could See the Collapse of the Euro

2017 could be the year that the euro collapses according to Joseph Stiglitz writing in Fortune magazine and these concerns were echoed over the weekend by former Bundesbank vice-president and senior European Central Bank official, Jürgen Stark, when he said that the ‘destruction’ of the Eurozone may be necessary if countries are to thrive again.

Feb 01 16:20

Something Was Buried In The 2017 NDAA Which Former President Obama Signed

Democrats are blocking Trump nominees. Trump fires Yates for not following the executive order. Trump getting ready to pull out of the Paris global warming agreement.

Feb 01 14:27

Searching for peace in a troubled world

Graham Peebles sees inequality at the heart of conflicts and says to achieve piece one must begin by instilling in individuals the principle of sharing, from which cooperation, tolerance and understanding will flow.

Feb 01 12:57

NIGEL FARAGE calls for a Muslim ban in Britain, even stronger than the one just put in place by Donald Trump

Unfortunately, a temporary ban won’t keep Muslim terrorists out as many are already in the West. ONLY a permanent ban on Muslim immigration and a system of mass deportations of many of those already here can begin to address the problem.

Feb 01 10:44

‘Center Of Gravity For US Ops In Europe’: US And Polish Troops Hold Joint Drills In Zagan

US and Polish soldiers, alongside newly delivered American military hardware, have conducted joint drills as part of the biggest US deployment in Europe since the end of the Cold War.

Feb 01 09:20

European Bond Bloodbath - Worst January On Record Exposes Political Panic Across EU

With general elections scheduled in France, Germany and the Netherlands this year amid an increase in support for anti-euro rhetoric, European bonds from Germany to Greece saw yields surge in January. In fact, as Bloomberg notes, euro-region bonds handed investors the worst start to a year on record.

Feb 01 08:56

'Stop Operation Soros' Movements to ban billionaire-funded groups sweep across Europe

One of those who supported nationwide anti-Trump protests in the US is billionaire investor and philanthropist George Soros, who's well known for his charity organizations across the globe.

Feb 01 07:37

Finland Amazed at How Many 'Refugee Children' Are in Fact Adults

Finland, which in recent years received a fair share of asylum seekers, is increasingly questioning the applicants' age. According to preliminary estimates, two thirds of asylum seekers posing as children are in fact adults.

Feb 01 07:31

Ostashko: Russia should wait out the coming global disorder

In fact, Trump’s critics don’t understand his main chip: his voters simply love when the liberal public in the US and Europe are writhing in anger and spitting poisonous saliva in television studios and newspapers. For the new American President’s voters and supporters, every tear of Madonna, Rihanna, Hillary Clinton, and John McCain are proof that Trump is real, that Trump is not like all the rest, and that Trump is exactly what America and the whole world need. When Merkel and Hollande criticize Trump for banning refugees, they’re primarily hurting themselves and showing that US-Europe relations have no future.

Feb 01 07:29

Damning IMF Report Reveals Dysfunction Within Eurozone

A new report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) into the Eurozone single currency area of 19 states has accused them of running excessive deficits, distorted budgets and poor compliance with fiscal rules in the euro area, in a further example of the dysfunctionality of the currency.

Jan 31 16:45

Is Italy’s Banking Problem Becoming Too Big to Solve?

They said it was contained, but now it hit the largest bank.

Jan 31 16:30

European Council President: Trump threat to Europe

European Council President Donald Tusk called US President Donald Trump an 'existential threat' to Europe Tuesday.

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That's funny; I don't see refugees from America raping the women and vandalizing the buildings!

Jan 31 16:20

Nigel Farage Calls LBC Radio Show To Attack EU's Brexit Negotiator Guy Verhofstadt Live

Former UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage went head-to-head with the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator and one-time Belgian premier Guy Verhofstadt on LBC radio on Tuesday.

Verhofstadt, who once called Farage “the biggest waste of money in the EU,” was confronted by the British MEP on air after standing by his jibe.

Jan 31 15:24

Brexit Trigger Date Confirmed As MPs Start 2-Day Debate On How To Leave EU

MPs are beginning two days of debate on the bill to trigger Article 50, which will give Prime Minister Theresa May the go-ahead to launch formal Brexit negotiations with the EU.

The discussions on the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, or ‘Brexit bill,’ will continue until midnight on Tuesday, with a vote taking place on Wednesday evening.

Jan 31 15:09

European Union Chief Threatens Trump With “Prison Time”

One of the most senior European Union bosses has threatened US President Donald Trump with prison time over his controversial executive order the bans many Muslims from entering the United States for 90 days.

Jan 31 14:59

The European Trade Wars Begin: Trump Trade Advisor Accuses Germany Of Using "Grossly Undervalued" Euro

The Trump administration just fired the first shot in the US-European currency, and thus trade, wars when Trump's top trade advisor Peter Navarro accused Germany of using a “grossly undervalued” euro to "exploit the US and its EU partners", the FT reported noting the comments are "likely to trigger alarm in Europe’s largest economy." News of the statement sent the EURUSD surging and the dollar tumbling to fresh 2 month lows.

Jan 31 14:05

Greece is drowning under all the debt its “rescue” brought

After looking at the recent economic success of Spain on Friday, which was confirmed this morning by the official data showing 3.2% GDP growth in 2016 it is time to look at the other side of the Euro area coin. This is a situation that continues to be described by one of the songs of Elton John.

Jan 31 13:25

New Cold War with a different enemy

As all the alarm bells ring continuously that the Russian Federation is the cause for the latest cold war, the actual risk for a hot conflict or an intentional brinkmanship of worldwide proportions should focus on the real enemy of humanity. The Brexit campaign was about more than just leaving the European Union. Likewise, the Trump movement is about a great deal more than just keeping Hillary Clinton from the oval office.

Jan 31 10:46

Soros-funded NGOs aiming to bring down our govt – Hungarian Foreign Minister

Hungary has had enough. The nation’s government has declared a battle against organizations funded by George Soros, calling for transparency within foreign-backed NGOs operating in the country.

Jan 31 09:53

Icy adventure: Nearly 8,000 people trek over FROZEN SOLID Hungary lake

THESE amazing pictures show nearly 8,000 people trekking over a solid lake which completely froze for the first time in a decade.

Jan 31 09:49

REVEALED: Now shameless EU threatens UK with astronomical £500BILLION Brexit DIVORCE BILL

THE EUROPEAN Parliament's top Brexit negotiator has said Britain could face a £500billion (€600bn) Brexit divorce bill – ten times the figure initially expected.

Jan 31 09:40

EU banks crumbling under £910BILLION bad debt as toxic loans threaten CRISIS

THE European Union’s banking system has £910BILLION worth of bad debt, an independent regulator has revealed as it lays out emergency plans for a “bad bank” contingency.

The scale of the EU’s banking problem has become “urgent and actionable”, according to Andrea Enria, chairman of the European Banking Authority.

Mr Enria called for a creation of an EU “bad bank” that would buy up the toxic loans from lenders in an attempt to break a financial cycle of falling profits, pressure on lending and struggling economic growth.

Jan 31 08:01

US troops hold joint drills in Poland to ensure ‘unlikely attack from East even more unlikely’

US and Polish soldiers, alongside newly delivered American military hardware, have conducted joint drills as part of the biggest US deployment in Europe since the end of the Cold War.

Jan 31 07:26

Poland's elites clap as US Army wreaks havoc on Polish streets

On January 12th, a thousand US soldiers arrayed in columns of tanks, armored vehicles, and transport trucks - one of the largest offensive troop movements to the East since Hitler’s Operation Barbarossa - poured onto Polish soil. They were greeted more than enthusiastically by Polish Prime Minister Szydlo, herself a graduate of the US State Department’s International Visitor Leadership program, who declared: “This is a great holiday on which I can say that the government which I have the honor to stand at the head of, has fulfilled the obligation it took before Poles to defend our countrymen and our fatherland…the country welcomes representatives of the most wonderful army in the world.”

Jan 31 07:24

EU negotiator admits bloc is 'not fit for purpose' but says FEDERAL EUROPE is the solution

THE EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has admitted the Brussels bloc is failing – but that deeper integration between member states is the solution to the problem.

Jan 31 06:54

U.S. Defense Dept. Announces 'Thousands' Of Troops Descend Into Poland & Eastern Europe To Protect NATO Allies From Russian Aggression

The U.S. Defense Dept. issued a propaganda press release yesterday, justifying an invasion of Europe with more U.S. troops under the guise of protecting European peace from Russian hostility. The press release stated, in part, "The unit's deployment to Europe is part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, which was designed to reassure NATO allies and partners in the region after Russia invaded Ukraine. Ray said the arrival of the combat team was just one aspect of America's commitment to the region.. Deployed from Fort Carson, Colorado, the 3,500 soldiers and 2,000 vehicles of the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team join a recently increased land, sea and air presence in the region. The arrival of the 3rd ABCT begins a series of back-to-back rotations of U.S. troops and equipment to the region. The soldiers and vehicles will mass in Poland and then disperse via convoy across seven locations in Eastern Europe for training and exercises with European allies.

Jan 31 04:35

US to send tanks this week to territories near Russia’s borders

"After joint U.S.-Polish exercises in northern Poland on Monday, some of the M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks used in the drills will be transported to the Baltic states of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania," where they will remain until NATO puts into operation its ‘deterrent force’ sometime in spring. Adam Thomson, a former U.K. ambassador to NATO: the dispatching of U.S. troops and armor to Europe "shows the allies are implementing their decision to create a small force to better detect any Russian moves in the Baltics and to show Moscow that the alliance’s major powers stand behind its eastern members." He said along with it the allies remained concerned over the "mixed messages on NATO" sent by U.S. President Donald Trump and his advisors, who expressed full support to the North-Atlantic pact, on the one hand, and described it as "outmoded", on the other. Trump "clearly has issues with the alliance," Thomson said. "It is a new experience for NATO to be described as obsolete." A U.S.

Jan 30 16:47

The EU Is Doomed

Here’s a perfect example – in which Trump’s prospective new Ambassador to the European Union, Ted Malloch, tells it like it is in an interview with Andrew Neil on the BBC’s Daily Politics show.

Jan 30 13:44

Petition to Stop Trump UK Visit Passes 1 Million Signatures

For weeks, British lawyer Graham Guest’s petition to stop Trump’s visit to the UK didn’t get much attention. Things have changed now as the number of signatures passed 1 million and more and more people are signing it. The main reason for the sudden outburst of petition signatures is Trump’s infamous Muslim ban.

Jan 30 12:11

Sometimes It’s Better To Be Lucky Than Good, Populist Edition

In 2015 there was no way the UK would vote to leave the European Union, so Prime Minister David Cameron promised to call a “Brexit” referendum as a cost-free sop to his party’s right wing in the upcoming election. The Conservatives won big, and Cameron kept his promise to run the meaningless referendum. But against all odds and contrary to nearly every election-day poll, Brexit won, flushing Cameron out of politics, pulling the UK out of the EU, and handing a huge victory to a populist coalition led by the UK Independence Pary’s Nigel Farage.

Jan 30 10:07

Soros-funded NGOs aiming to bring down Hungarian govt – foreign minister to RT

The activities of organizations funded by US billionaire investor George Soros in Hungary are “anti-democratic,” as they want to undermine the government in Budapest, the foreign minister of Hungary told RT.

Soros “would like this government to fail, he would like to kind of fire this government because he doesn’t like our approach, doesn’t like our policies,” Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told RT’s Sophie Shevardnadze.

“We find it very anti-democratic if someone from abroad would like to influence Hungarian voters on whom to vote for,” he asserted.

Jan 30 08:42

Seeks to ban NGOs funded by George Soros in Serbia

- George Soros, through its foundation, and its branch offices in Serbia for the direct disruption of the constitutional order of the Republic of Serbia and directly interfere in the internal politics of our country and the electoral process. A network of non-governmental organization that is on the payroll of George Soros has put pressure on all patriotic political options and individuals who do not want to implement destructive policies by Soros, tries them through the media mud and implement the campaigns in order to inflict the greatest possible damage to the public and to minimize their impact, on the other hand there is a reasonable suspicion that the individual candidates financed from the fund - said the Movement.

SNP "Our" notes that the Fund for an Open Society, was involved in the bloody protests and conflicts, including the United States, and it mostly happens if a candidate or a political option that wins is not under the paw of George Soros.

Jan 30 08:37

WHAT WILL REPLACE THE EU?

When Guy Verhofstadt, a former Prime Minister of Belgium who now heads the alliance of ‘Liberals and Democrats for Europe’ in the EU Parliament, described British political figures leaving the EU ‘as rats leaving a sinking ship’, he revealed what he really thought. Like other EU bureaucrats, he knows that time is up, that the EU is indeed a sinking ship. Its disappearance into the dustbin of history is not a question of if, but only of when. The post-War invention of the EU (though not at that time under that name) was clearly only a temporary accommodation provoked by the USA.

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I have an idea! How about we let Europe go back to being Europe!

Jan 29 18:10

‘Stop Operation Soros’ movement begins in Macedonia

A new initiative, Stop Operation Soros (SOS), dedicated to countering the influence of American billionaire activist George Soros, has been launched in Macedonia.

In a press conference on Tuesday, the founders of the group called on all “free-minded citizens,” regardless of ethnicity or religion, to join them in the “fight against one-mindedness in the civil sector, which is devised and led by George Soros,” the Vecer newspaper reported. The movement says it will first focus on uncovering ‘subversive’ activities by Soros-funded NGOs.

Jan 29 17:49

Flashback: Hungary set to turn screws on Soros-backed NGOs

Hungarian NGOs have long felt the heat under strongman Prime Minister Viktor Orban -- but they now fear that, emboldened by Donald Trump's victory, the right-wing premier will turn the screws even tighter.

First in line may be groups backed by Hungarian-born billionaire financier George Soros, whose foundation once funded the Oxford studies of a young Orban more than 25 years ago.

Last week the deputy head of Orban's ruling party Fidesz, in power since 2010, said that non-governmental organisations should be "cleaned out of here".

Szilard Nemeth said that criticism of government policies by "fake" civil organisations set up to "influence politics" by Soros and others was "impermissible".

Jan 29 09:20

SWEDISH POLICE OVERWHELMED BY MUSLIM VIOLENCE

Police in the Swedish city of Malmö made an urgent plea for locals to assist them in solving scores of serious crimes, including dozens of attempted killings, murders, beatings, rapes and other offenses as police struggle to grapple with a spike in violence.

In an open letter, Malmö police chief Stefan Sinteus on Friday encouraged citizens to provide testimonies in a hope that they might help police to find perpetrators in an array of otherwise stalled investigations.

“I can assure you that the police in Malmö are doing everything we can for suspected perpetrators to be held accountable. But we cannot do it on our own. We depend on you, and your witness statements, to solve these violent crimes. Therefore I appeal now to you: Help us,” Sinteus wrote.

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Jan 29 09:09

UK’s May puts The Donald on best behavior… but who got the deal?

So how did May pull it off, that is, tame the tycoon?

US President Donald Trump’s hosting of Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May was billed as the “odd-couple” meeting. After their amiable press conference and Trump’s remarkably subdued behavior – for him – the British leader is entitled to feel satisfied.

On her way to Washington DC, she even hinted at bracing for an odd-couple challenge, by telling reporters, “sometimes opposites attract.”

Jan 29 09:06

The Media Is Now The Political Opposition

Maybe Trump will add to his agenda breaking into hundreds of pieces the six mega-media companies that own 90% of the US media.

Bannon is correct that the US media—indeed, the entire Western print and TV media—is nothing but a propaganda machine for the ruling elite. The presstitutes are devoid of integrity, moral conscience, and respect for truth. Read the comments in which morons define freedom of the press as the freedom to lie to the public.

Jan 29 08:22

How Deutsche Bank Made a $462 Million Loss Disappear

The bankers in the room had seen some financial sleight of hand in their day, but the maneuver that Faissola’s staffers proposed was audacious. They described a simple trade in two parts. For one half of the deal, Paschi would make a sure-thing, moneymaking bet with Deutsche Bank and use those winnings to extinguish its 2008 trading losses. Of course, Deutsche doesn’t give away money for free, so for the second half of the deal, the Italians would make a bet that was sure to lose. But while the first transaction was immediate, the second would play out slowly, over many years. No sign of the €367 million sinkhole would need to show up when Paschi compiled its yearend financial reports.

Jan 29 08:21

'We DON'T need YOU' Major nations send Brussels packing over plot to set up own prosecutor

MAJOR member states today told Brussels they have no intention of joining its highly controversial scheme to establish a European prosecutor with powers to operate over the heads of national courts.

Jan 29 07:43

Donald Trump takes SWIPE at EU by dismissing Brussels as a 'CONSORTIUM'

Mr Trump described brexit as a "wonderful thing" and said it hinted at his shock victory in the US presidential election some months later.

Jan 28 10:37

THINGS JUST GOT SERIOUS IN EUROPE’S WAR ON CASH

The central authorities in Europe just launched their most important offensive to date in their multiyear War on Cash. The new move comes directly from the European Union’s executive branch, the European Commission, which just announced its intention to “explore the relevance of potential upper limits to cash payments,” with a view to implementing cross-regional measures in 2018.

Maximum limits on cash transactions already exist in most European countries, and the general trend is downward. Last year, Spain joined France in placing a €1,000 maximum on cash payments. Greece went one better, dropping its cap for cash transactions from €1,500 to €500. In simple terms, any legal purchase of a good or service over €500 will need to be done with plastic or mobile money.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I would like to hope that should the US government attempt to do this in some way, that the reaction would be as (peacefully) fierce against it.

Jan 28 10:05

Things Just Got Serious in Europe’s War on Cash

The central authorities in Europe just launched their most important offensive to date in their multiyear War on Cash. The new move comes directly from the European Union’s executive branch, the European Commission, which just announced its intention to “explore the relevance of potential upper limits to cash payments,” with a view to implementing cross-regional measures in 2018.

Jan 28 09:54

SWEDISH POLICE OVERWHELMED BY MUSLIM VIOLENCE

Jan 28 09:09

Finnish man tells Muslims what they are, Like a Boss! Now get the hell out!

Jan 28 07:26

A Word To The Criminal Migrant

Jan 28 05:59

10 ‘Alternative Facts’ About Norway Revealed

Senior advisor to President Trump, Kellyanne Conway, has introduced ‘Alternative Facts’ as alternative to ‘Facts’ in short supply.

Jan 27 21:23

BREXIT THREAT: EU exit could be BLOCKED by 'unavoidable' referendum in Republic of Ireland

Because the Republic will be affected by Brexit in terms of trade and potentially in terms of freedom of movement, they argue citizens should be allowed to vote on whether or not Article 50 is even triggered - and, if so, under what conditions.

Jan 27 21:20

SHAME: Meddling Tony Blair COSIES up to Juncker in Brussels for his OWN Brexit talks

REMAINER Tony Blair is in Brussels today to meet EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker to discuss Brexit.

Jan 27 13:51

America Has A Moral Obligation To Help Rebuild The Ravaged Middle East

“Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none” - Thomas Jefferson

It is unfortunately incumbent upon the new administration to also pay the proverbial bill, and to fix and rectify the mistakes of the past.

It would be altogether grossly irresponsible and cruel to now leave the entire world in smoke and shambles, burning embers of once great civilizations that have often existed for thousands of years uninterrupted and unmolested.

Jan 27 13:45

Trump’s First Big Mistake – Justin Raimondo

Syrian “safe zones”: a disaster waiting to happen

This idea is a disaster waiting to happen, and could augur the unraveling of the President’s “America First” foreign policy, which supposedly abjures regime change operations in the Middle East and elsewhere. In 2013 testimony submitted to Congress by then chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey, the reality of what this would have to mean was outlined:

“Thousands of U.S. ground forces would be needed, even if positioned outside Syria, to support those physically defending the zones. A limited no-fly zone coupled with US ground forces would push the costs over one billion dollars per month.”

Jan 27 09:51

Turkey threatens to cancel migrant deal over Greek coup ruling

Turkey has threatened to cancel a deal with the European Union on taking back migrants who cross over to Greece.

Turkish officials are unhappy about a decision by the Greek Supreme Court not to extradite a group of eight Turkish soldiers who fled to Greece after a failed coup in July.

Jan 27 08:19

EU could 'FALL APART' if 'ENEMIES of Europe' sweep to power in elections, German MP claims

THE European Union “could fall apart” if “enemies of Europe” sweep to power across the crumbling bloc, Germany’s Vice Chancellor has claimed.

Sigmar Gabriel – who will stand down as leader of Angela Merkel's opposition the Social Democrats after dismal opinion polls showed falling support – said crumbling Brussels bloc could collapse if Eurosceptic parties in the Netherlands and France win upcoming general elections.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And, of course, EU's treatment of Cyprus and Germany and the refugee crisis have nothing to do with it, right?

Jan 27 07:47

EU CRAYON BAN: Brussels also rules watercolours and colouring pencils OFF LIMITS

The union tightened its restrictions over the limits of lead in children’s toys following concerns children could be eating pencils instead of colouring with them, according to German paper BILD.

But one MEP has blasted the decision, claiming the European Union should be focussing on much bigger issues instead of on children’s toys.

Jan 27 02:08

Washington's servants in Europe change their shoes one after another

Europe's master in Washington has changed. Donald Trump no longer needs those, who love to hate Russia. European politicians change their shoes one after another - they want to be friends with Russia now. Will Russia be friends with those who insulted the Russians and demonised President Putin? Some may still hear forecasts from some mentally unbalanced individuals, who say that Russia could seize Poland in one day and the Baltic States - in 60 hours. One can still see US tanks and soldiers in Eastern Europe, but it appears that the situation has started to change. Yet, even Poland is changing its shoes now, although Warsaw is known as Washington's primary servant in Eastern Europe. Polish agency PAP gained access to the document that designated Poland's return to pro-Russian policy, the agency said with reference to sitting Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski.

Jan 26 15:49

Are The Elite Trying To Push Trump Into A Heated Showdown With China?

Trump upholds the 2nd Amendment. The corporate media lied, Obama's approval rating was worse than Nixon's.

Jan 26 14:58

Brexit Bill To Trigger Article 50 To Be Presented Before Parliament

The bill allowing the government to trigger Article 50, the formal process for leaving the EU, is set to be tabled after the Supreme Court ruled parliament must have a say before Brexit proceedings begin.

Brexit minister David Davis warned the “point of no return” for Brexit had already been passed.

Jan 26 14:06

EU & Italy ‘Remain Hostage’ To Sanctions Against Russia – FM Angelo Alfano

Italian Foreign Minister Angelo Alfano has compared anti-Russian sanctions with a service, which was paid for by the European Union but used by the United States.

Jan 26 13:33

‘STOP SOROS’ MOVEMENT SWEEPS EUROPE

Jan 26 11:45

Switzerland’s Gold Exports To China Surge To 158 Tons In December

Switzerland’s Gold Exports To China Surge To 158 Tonnes In December

Jan 26 11:05

ECB’s Insider Connections Under Scrutiny Again

Necessary to “maintain a dialogue” with external actors, says ECB

Jan 26 10:49

EU admits its lauded new border agency is FAILING as record numbers hit shores

THE European Union (EU) is desperately trying to cobble together a team of border guards after admitting its major new defence project is creaking at the seams.

Despite 100,000 guards in place all over Europe’s external borders, chiefs admit they are struggling to cope with demands.

Jean-Claude Juncker announced a record of 160,000 migrants used the Mediterranean Sea to access Europe last year, despite a major new European Border and Coast Guard Agency being set up to patrol Europe land and sea borders.

Now it can be revealed the EU's struggling task force, which recently revealed it sent 2,300 experts to Greece to send back just 908 people in 2016, say they are facing major funding issues over "deployment gaps".

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