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Mar 21 08:03

'Germans want a vote on the EU too' Merkel hell as Germany calls for UK-style referendum

GERMANY must have a UK-style referendum on its membership of the EU, the political party which gave Angela Merkel a bloody nose over the migrant crisis insists.

Mar 21 08:03

Now French voters call for FREXIT after Germany face demands for EU referendum

MORE than half of French voters want their own in-out referendum on European Union (EU) membership, renewing fears in Brussels that a Brexit could topple the 28-country bloc.

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Mar 21 07:55

Video Released of 60 Minutes Film Crew Being Attacked in Sweden by Migrants

60 Minutes Australia finally aired its footage three weeks after an incident in which its film crew was attacked by a group of masked men in Sweden.

The crew was filming in the predominantly immigrant district of Rinkeby in the capital city of Stockholm. Immediately upon arriving they were confronted by a group of men in a car, who deliberately drove into the cameraman.

Lead correspondent Liz Hayes called the police, but even they were hesitant to follow them into the district. “I think it would be better if you go in without us,” a policeman bluntly tells Hayes.

At first things appear to be running smoothly, with the locals acting friendly towards the crew and giving their life stories. But after the police left, young men masking their faces ran up and began harassing them.

Mar 21 07:30

Late Flash: terrorist civil war in Westminster, no global ideologies or moguls among the dead

In another sign that Wolfgang Schäuble’s Long Term Economic Austerity is working, the Greek stock market has been relegated from the FTSE‘s “developed” markets sector to that of “advanced emerging markets”.

It’s hard to tell from my standpoint what exactly it is that the FTSE pointy-heads think Greece is emerging from….or indeed why any descriptor suggesting a ‘rise’ is being employed here. My first thought would be that Greece has emerged from being backhandered and embezzled to death by a home grown-élite, so that it could be debted up and then taxed to death by a foreign élite. Or – on second thoughts – it has emerged from being an EU State with a deficit problem to being a feudal vassal of Brussels-am-Bankfurt;

Mar 21 06:11

EUROPE’S SCAPEGOAT FOR EVER AND EVER

Ten days ago, The Guardian reported that J?nis S?rts, Director of NATO’s Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence in Latvia, “believed there was now evidence” that Russia was “trying to topple Angela Merkel by waging an information war designed to stir up anger in Germany over refugees.” What that evidence was the paper didn’t say, knowingly stating instead that S?rts “has access to intelligence briefings.” The accusation seems to be that Russia is capitalizing on domestic opposition to Merkel’s open-door immigration policies by directing funds to the contrarian Alternativ für Deutschland (AfD) party, whose support has surged as disenchantment with Merkel has grown (as seen in its success in this weekend’s state elections). But if evidence of such money flows exists, why not simply confront the leadership of AfD with it? This is what happened when it emerged that France’s Front National had received a 9.4 million euro loan from a Russian bank in 2014.

Mar 21 04:51

Serbia: Massive anti-NATO demonstrations silenced

Nothing has been same since NATO brutally bombed Yugoslavia 17 years ago. The fifth column, trained by NATO, overtook destroyed country to continue the job that West started. The economy collapsed, country was ripped and Army dismissed. Year by year, malicious plans brainstormed by NATO and executed by government are pushing whole Balkans into deeper mug of Western imperialism. The last move was Agreement with NATO about logistics. Parliament has approved and President has signed an agreement which gives NATO soldiers immunity and freedom of moving on the territory of Serbia. Same people who killed thousands innocent civilians are now given freedom and immunity. Furthermore, NATO personnel is exempted from payment of taxes, VAT and customs duties.

Mar 20 19:21

These 4 Nations Prove Decriminalization Works Better than Prohibition

Waking Times

In 2012, the presidents of Colombia, Guatemala, and Mexico called for a United Nations General Assembly Special Session on drugs, scheduled for 2019, to be reassigned an earlier date, given the crisis of drug trafficking and related violence in Latin America. As the session’s April 2016 date approaches, drug policy reform groups across the globe are organizing to educate and influence world leaders on the advantages of ending the criminalization of people who use drugs. Most recently, civil society groups condemned the UN for failing to acknowledge and work to resolve “the devastating consequences of punitive and repressive drug policies.”

Mar 20 17:05

Boris V Barack: London Mayor Accuses Obama Of Brexit ‘Hypocrisy’

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has called US President Barack Obama’s intervention in the EU referendum debate “a piece of outrageous and exorbitant hypocrisy,” because the US protects its own sovereignty with “hysterical vigilance.”

Mar 20 07:58

LEAKED: Big Business and Washington to have final say on EU trade laws under TTIP

Unelected European Commission (EC) officials won’t be able to make new trade laws without asking Washington first, if the secretive Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) comes into force, a leaked document reveals.

A secret document obtained by the Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) indicates that the EC will have the power to decide where Brussels should cooperate with the US, while domestic governments and the European Parliament (EP) see power slip away from them.

Details of the leaked document, which were first published in The Independent on Friday, suggest that the EP's role on the international stage could lessen, according to the CEO. The think tank also says US regulators will take on a dubious role in European trade decisions under so-called “regulatory cooperation.”

Mar 20 07:57

The End Of Anglo-American Hegemony

The Rothschild/Rockefeller/banking/energy/arms/drugs oligopoly that has enslaved humankind and decimated planet earth for the last few centuries is coming apart at the seams. The arrogance and stupidity of the self-proclaimed “illuminated ones”, who operate their matrix from the city of London, is being writ large for all to see.

Mar 20 07:49

"Russia: The diplomatic and economic error of France"

What the experts were saying has actually happened: The economic sanctions against Russia, followed by Russian countermeasures -- that Jean-Pierre Chevènement characterized as a "spiral of insanity" -- are a disaster for the French economy.

The numbers are out: for 2014 the figures for franco-russian commerce dropped 17.6%. For 2015, they are down more than 45%. The investments we were expecting, the economic projects -- down the drain.

Mar 19 09:56

Europe is closer to using nuclear weapons than at any time since the end of the Cold War, warns former Russian foreign minister

The threat of nuclear war has been brought much closer thanks to the stand-off in Ukraine warns a former Russian foreign minister.

Igor Ivanov, who served from 1998 to 2004 and now leads a government backed think-tank, said on Saturday: 'The risk of confrontation with the use of nuclear weapons in Europe is higher than in the 1980s.'

He said the East versus West altercation over the Ukraine crisis has meant the risk of nuclear warfare is growing despite countries cutting their arsenals.

Speaking at an event in Brussels with the foreign ministers of Ukraine and Poland, Mr Ivanov said: 'We have less nuclear warheads, but the risk of them being used is growing.'

Mar 19 08:55

Greek Banks Admit To Charging Customers To Exchange Big Bills For Smaller Ones

Earlier this month, a reader noticed something rather disturbing. Piraeus Bank seemed to have added a new line item in one of its reports and that new line item appeared to suggest that the bank was set to charge customers for exchanging €500 notes for smaller bills.

And it wasn’t just Piraeus. Other Greek banks looked to be doing something similar.

Mar 19 08:05

Soros-Obama-Merkel-Erdogan Win Control Of Europe

On Friday, March 18th, a combined effort by George Soros, Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, and Tayyip Erdogan, arranged to get the EU to abandon previously sacrosanct fundamental human rights of refugees, and to transfer $6B+ to Turkey, in return for placing the refugee burden onto Turkey and getting Turkey to cooperate so as to assist the breakup of Syria, which will enable a gas-pipeline and an oil-pipeline to be built through Syria to enable Qatar’s gas and Saudi Arabia’s oil to be pipelined through Syria into the EU, so as to replace Russian oil and gas, which now fuel the EU.

Mar 18 20:36

German Comedians Mock Brexit, Call Queen ‘Ancient Horse Faced Grandma’ (VIDEO)

European unity took a bit of a blow this week, after a video sketch of German comedians mocking the British and supporters of Brexit has gone viral.

Mar 18 15:10

Italy: Roma Gypsies occupy family home while the residents are at work. Authorities appear unable to help

A family from Avezzano in the Italian province of L'Aquila returned from work to find themselves thrown into a nightmare. while the husband, wife and three children were out, a group of Roma Gypsies broke into their home and started making it their own.

Mar 18 13:18

EU says Israeli land seizure threatens peace process

A seizure of land by Israel in the West Bank raises questions about its commitment to a two-state solution to end the conflict with the Palestinians, the European Union said in a statement on Thursday.

Echoing remarks this week by Germany and France, the EU's foreign policy service issued a rare statement directly criticizing Israel for its appropriation of 579 acres (234 hectares) near Jericho.

"Israel's decision ... is a further step that risks undermining the viability of a future Palestinian state and therefore calls into question Israel's commitment to a two-state solution," the EU said in a statement.

"Any decision that could enable further settlement expansion, which is illegal under international law and an obstacle to peace, will only drive the parties to the conflict even further apart," the EU said.

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Dear EU: I am having a palm to forehead moment, at warp speed, at your magnificent grasp of the obvious.

Do you not understand that Israel does not want peace, but territory, and by any means necessary?!? Has that assessment not collectively dawned upon you?!?

As reported at antiwar.com on 15 March 2016:

Israel announced on Army Radio today that they have “appropriated” a large tract of Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank, confiscating some 579 acres (2.3 square kilometers), which NGO Peace Now referred to as the largest single confiscation of territory in years. The territory seized is near the Palestinian city of Jericho, and is reportedly slated to be used in the expansion of Jewish settlements in the area, to further prevent the potential of forming a contiguous Palestinian state in the future.

This land grab means that now, there can be no contiguous state of Palestine, period, end of discussion.

What part of this are you having a difficult time to understand?!? The Israeli government will collectively relieve itself in your faces and tell you it's raining, say they want peace, and then haul deliberately haul off and do something like this.

It's a pattern that is almost pathological in the Israeli government's way of doing things.

And remember, for the Eretz-Israel crowd, the country of Israel has the right to all territories from the Nile to the Euphrates. Please think about what that means, in terms of the structural integrity of the region.

Mar 18 12:45

EU and Turkey agree to restrict migration — Finnish PM

The European Union and Turkey have signed an agreement for restricting migration at a summit in Brussels, Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila said on Friday. A European source close to the summit told journalists that the deal had been concluded and that the European Union and Turkey would start implementing it as of March 20. "According to the final draft, the agreement will start to be implemented on the night from March 20 to 21," the EU diplomat said. The European Union and Turkey agreed to open another chapter concerning Ankara’s accession to the European Union. "The 33rd budget chapter will be opened by late June," he said.

Mar 18 12:28

Europe’s Free-Speech Apocalypse Is Already Here

Europe’s silence in the face of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s hostile takeover of two of his country’s independent newspapers over the last weeks is being chalked up to the need to avoid jeopardizing Ankara’s finger in the dike of even more massive waves of Middle Eastern migration into the continent. But Europe’s cavalier attitude toward this kind of rising authoritarianism on its eastern border is more than just strategic indifference — it’s symptomatic of a steady erosion of core civil liberties within the EU itself.

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This is a critical time for free, reasoned speech to be reverberating around the world, where people need to come together to solve the world's problems in an ethical and concrete way; not calling something out for what it is, is just plain wrong, and the deafening silence at Erdogan's increasing dictatorship, and the snuffing out of dissent, should be pointed out, logically, and the man named and shamed.

I don't know what you would call the country of Turkey at this moment; but it sure as heck is not a democracy.

Mar 18 12:11

Sweden Adopts Cold War Military Strategy, Ramps Up Against Russian ‘Threat’

Stockholm moves to expand defense, establishes military strategy contemplating multilateral attack capabilities against Russia following months of growing anti-Russia escalation by NATO.

Mar 18 12:02

Italy-bound migrant flight grounded in Greece

Six suspected members of a trafficking network were arrested in Greece as they prepared to fly seven Iraqi migrants to Italy in a light aircraft, Greek police said on Thursday.

Mar 18 12:02

British warships to intercept migrants off Libyan shore

British warships could be fighting back people smugglers within sight of the Libyan coast within months, under plans presented by David Cameron.

The Prime Minister told his counterparts at a summit in Brussels he wanted to expand a current EU naval force operating in the central Mediterranean to stop hundreds of thousands of migrants crossing from Libya to Europe.

Angela Merkel’s €6 billion aid-for-deportations deal was in serious jeopardy as leaders warned Turkish “blackmail” risked violating international law. Talks were set to grind through the night before a Turkish breakfast this morning with Ahmet Davutoglu, the country’s wily prime minister.

Mar 18 11:58

Greek Farmer Asks for Euthanasia Because of Debts

A 70-year-old farmer, from Ekkara Village near Domokos, made a euthanasia request because he owes millions of euros to the state and he has no money to live on.

Mar 18 11:57

Draghi’s Giant Giveaway; More Handouts for Wall Street

Last week, European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi announced a much bigger and wider-ranging stimulus package than anyone had expected. Unfortunately, the ECB’s bond buying program will have no impact on employment, business investment, inflation, lending or growth. It will, however, create a temporary incentive for corporations to buy back more of their own shares while providing more cheap cash for banks to roll over their prodigious pile of debt which otherwise would have dragged them into default.

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"As long as we have the printing presses, we can keep ourselves rich. The rest of the world can go to hell for all I care!" -- Dragee

Mar 18 09:06

MONTENEGRO WILL ENTER NATO NEXT YEAR

Montenegro can expect to become a member of NATO by mid-2017 – said on Thursday, Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic. He believes that the accession of Montenegro to the EU and NATO would mean a greater guarantee of security, not only for Montenegro, but also the entire Western Balkans. "After Montenegro was invited to join NATO, a new phase began, and negotiations about entry are successful so far. I expect that they will be over in a month, month and a half. After that the procedure of ratification in the parliaments in the member states will begin. Following the process of the other countries, we can realistically expect that by mid-2017, Montenegro will become a full member of NATO," said Djukanovic.

Mar 18 07:30

Graham Phillips "Black Listed" and Expelled From Latvia

On the night of 17th March, the Pro-Russian blogger and journalist Graham Phillips was detained during the events at the Freedom monument, and was expelled to Russia. As was explained by the head of the interior Ministry of Latvia, Rihards Kozlovskis, Phillips was also placed on the "black list". The Minister stressed that as Phillips is a citizen of the EU, he is banned from entering Latvia for 3 years. Taking into account the fact that Phillips came to the territory of Latvia by car, the law enforcement bodies of the Republic of Latvia could not expel him to the UK. That's why he was sent to Russia, which agreed to accept him. The decision to place Phillips on the "black list" was adopted by the Minister of Internal Affairs of Latvia, Kozlovskis, based on the conclusions of security officials. Thus, this decision is not political, but an administrative act. Phillips posted some videos on the Internet about his expulsion.

Mar 18 07:26

Riga Mayor Thanks Citizens Who Ignored the SS March

The mayor of Riga, Nils Ušakov, thanked the city's residents for ignoring the march of former SS men. According to him, the event, which is dedicated to the memory of Latvian Legion, was attended by about 800 people, which is a relatively small figure by the standards of Riga, where there are 700,000 inhabitants. "Last year, about a thousand people came to the monument. In 2014, — 1,500, in 2013 — 3 million people. There were 3000 participants, now down to 800-900. In fact, this is everything you need to know about the so-called Legionnaires ' Day in Latvia. And thank you to the residents for this development!" - Ušakov wrote on Facebook. Latvian Legion day is an unofficial day of memorial in Latvia, which is celebrated every year on the 16th March in honor of fallen soldiers of the Latvian volunteer Legion, which was part of the SS. In addition to the former Legionnaires, supporters of the Nazi ideology go to the streets of Riga and other Latvian cities on this day.

Mar 18 06:53

EU summit fails to agree on the migration proposals text - source

The EU summit has failed to agree on the text of proposals on migration, the leaders of the EU 28 countries have only reached an understanding in principle, an EU source said, commenting on the results of the summit’s first day. The final news conference of the summit first day has been cancelled. The discussion on the migration issue will be continued on Friday with the participation of the Turkish prime minister.

Mar 17 13:37

Thinking Outside The European Box

Europe has a deal on the table to address the current refugee crisis.

This week, European leaders are gathering to discuss the particulars. Although the rough outline has already come under some withering criticism for being incompatible with international law, it may represent the best effort to achieve some consensus among an EU membership that has wildly divergent views.

The proposed deal involves three major elements.

Mar 17 11:24

Ireland To Prosecute Top Banker Who Destroyed Their Economy — Guess Where He Was Hiding

A former head of a major Irish bank has been extradited from the U.S. and brought before Dublin District Court to face several charges stemming from the bank’s role in the 2008 financial crisis.

David Drumm, former chief executive of Irish Anglo Bank from 2005 until 2008, had been arrested in Boston in October 2015, and originally attempted to fight extradition — but he recently withdrew the objection and was returned to Ireland early on Monday.

Mar 17 10:46

Thousands Rally in Spain Against EU-Turkey Refugee Deal Ahead of EU Summit

Thousands of Spanish citizens gathered in over 50 cities across Spain to protest against a refugee plan between Ankara and the European Union to stem the flow of migrants to the bloc, a day ahead of the start of EU leaders' talks on Thursday, media reported.

Mar 17 10:44

French Politicians on Russian Pullout From Syria: Russia is Not Aggressor

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s order to withdraw the main contingent of Russian forces from Syria caught the international community off guard. Here is what leading French politicians and intellectuals said regarding the pullout of Russian troops from Syria.

Mar 17 10:41

EU Member States Oppose Speeding Up Talks on Turkey's Accession – EU Source

The acceleration of the negotiations on Turkey's accession to the European Union is opposed by all the bloc's member states, a diplomatic source in Brussels said Thursday.

"In fact, no one wants to accelerate the process of Turkey's accession to the European Union, but the main obstacle is Cyprus since Nicosia will continue to veto Ankara's accession as long as Ankara does not recognize Cyprus," the source told RIA Novosti.

Mar 17 10:39

Bank of England Intentionally Strangles UK Economy to Discourage Brexit

It could be that Britain will face a series of financial difficulties if pro-Brexit forces seem to be gaining the upper hand.

There are historical precedents stretching back several centuries to when US President Andrew Jackson took aim at America’s second central bank.

When President Andrew Jackson made it clear that he was going to shut down the central bank, its head, Nicholas Biddle, fought back by threatening to contract the money supply.

When he actually did so, Congress convened a special Panic Session. Eventually, Jackson won the battle to shut down the bank and the US did without a central bank until 1913, when the Federal Reserve came into being.

It sounds fairly absurd to suggest the Bank of England and proponents of the EU within London’s square mile financial City would take aim at Britain’s economy in order to remove the threat of Brexit.

And yet reading between the lines, the warnings seem clear enough.

Mar 17 10:22

Video: ‘1 Foot In EU, 1 In US’? Obama Rumored To Persuade Brits To Stay In EU During UK Visit

US President Barak Obama is going to the UK in April, just before opinion polls take place. Rumors abound that he will try to persuade Britain to stay in the EU.

Mar 17 08:55

UK Lawmakers Warn Obama Against Partaking In Brexit Debate

US President Barack Obama has been warned by UK lawmakers favoring the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU) against participating in the debate over the issue prior to his visit to Britain scheduled for next month.

Mar 17 05:34

Russia calls for proper assessment of Waffen-SS commemorations in Latvia

"The [annual] memorial events, which were held in Latvia to honor the Waffen-SS legionnaires had clear propaganda purposes and were aimed at glorifying persons linked to mass crimes against humanity, which the Nazis and their accomplices had committed during the Second World War," the Russian Foreign Ministry said adding that the Latvian authorities had once again appeased to the organizers of the Waffen-SS march in which deputies of the ruling coalition took part. "The systemic oppression of anti-fascist public organizations by the Latvian authorities by means, which include framed criminal proceedings similar to the ones initiated against Alexey Sharipov, the head of the Latvian Anti-Nazi Committee, is a source of our serious concern," the Russian Foreign Ministry went on to say.

Mar 16 15:44

EU Panics: As Polls now Say that Chances of Brexit are a “Coin Toss”

As things continue to heat up here in the election primaries, things are likewise, really getting intense over in Europe. From the massive islamic migrant invasion, to forced “migrant quotas”, to oppressive banking and financial demands, to a cratering economic situation, the peoples of Europe are quickly learning to hate this unfortunate, bankster experiment.

Mar 16 12:21

London Mayor Calls for Obama to Mind His Own Business

London Mayor Boris Johnson wrote an op-ed piece in The Telegraph concerning President Obama’s future visit to the U.K., where he'll attempt to persuade the British people to stay in the European Union (EU).

Needless to say, Johnson’s words were not complimentary.

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Good for Boris!

Mar 16 11:17

Resurgent Anti-Semitism: Europe Must Show ‘Solidarity With Jews’ – Gove

UK Justice Secretary Michael Gove warned of a resurgence in anti-Semitism across Europe as he spoke out against the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, arguing the campaign “indulges prejudice rather than fighting it.”

Mar 16 10:00

Discover a Historic Opportunity in Europe

Mar 16 09:28

Russia and China Will Join Europe to the Eurasian Landmass

The European peninsula will be drawn into the embrace of the Heartland as Russia and China work out their natural destiny as Eurasia

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"No they WON'T!!! I'll nuke them first!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Mar 16 03:00

London Stock Exchange Group Announces Merger With Deutsche Börse AG

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Providing there is 100% acceptance of the offer, the merger will mean LSEG shareholders will own 45.6% of UK TopCo and DBAG shareholders will hold 54.4%.

In the statement the groups said the merger would create a leading Europe-based global markets infrastructure group with a highly complementary combination of asset classes to improve growth for both companies whilst offering an enhanced product offering for customers.

Xavier Rolet, CEO of London Stock Exchange Group plc said:

“We are creating an industry-defining combination which will be a leading global market infrastructure business, very well positioned to create new benefits and efficiencies for our customers and increase value for our shareholders.”

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Mar 15 20:27

“Never seen anything like this before” — Sweden stunned at “unreal” surge in refugee sex attacks

As a direct result of Europe’s refugee crisis, new and very unpleasant social fractures have started to emerge.

Mar 15 13:30

Migrants Place Children On Train Tracks To Protest EU Border Restrictions

Images of the protest were captured over the weekend, and feature the babies and toddlers holding signs that read “open the borders” and “We understood the EU advocates human rights not human trafficking.” Another read “I’m child and might not know much, but I believe treating people disrespectful for being born on the other side of the planet is called: ‘RACISM’.” However, the children were surrounded by their parents when these photos were taken, and they didn’t appear to be any immediate danger.

Mar 15 13:01

Project Fear? US General Says Brexit Could ‘Weaken NATO’

Leaving the EU could cause serious damage to the NATO alliance and leave Europe vulnerable, according to a top US general.

Mar 15 10:55

Europeans Staring at Total Failure in Ukraine

Increasingly frantic diplomatic efforts by European leaders show growing desperation to settle Ukrainian crisis before failure of sanctions policy becomes obvious.

As the political situation in Ukraine continues to deteriorate – with the government paralysed as a result of the power struggle between Poroshenko and Yatsenyuk – the Europeans are becoming increasingly desperate.

They are also becoming increasingly frustrated with the Ukrainians whose intransigence is prolonging the crisis.

However the Europeans have no exit strategy and are staring at total failure.

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That'll teach them to go along with the US agenda!

Mar 15 09:14

Morning Briefing: Britain on the edge of Brexit

Remain campaigners won’t be sitting comfortably this morning when they read the results of today’s ORB poll for the Telegraph, which finds that support for Leave is seven points ahead (52/45). The secret to their success is enthusiasm, as when ORB discounted people’s likelihood to vote, the campaigns were essentially tied, with Remain on 47% and Leave on 49%.

Mar 15 09:10

Iran Missile Tests Don’t Violate Nuclear Agreement: EU’s Mogherini

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says Iran’s recent ballistic missile tests do not violate its nuclear deal with the world powers.

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"Yes, they DO! Yes, they DO! Yes, they DO!" -- Official White Horse Souse

"Yes, they DO! Yes, they DO! Yes, they DO!" -- Nodding Yahoo

Mar 15 08:40

UKIP fury as Brussels orders CRACKDOWN on 'misbehaving' MEPs after Farage protest

A TOP Brussels bureaucrat has sparked outrage after ordering television crews in the European Parliament to stop filming MEPs who "misbehave".

Mar 15 08:34

Drubbing for Angela Merkel in growing backlash over migrant turmoil

Chancellor Angela Merkel was humiliated when voters flocked to support her Eurosceptic rivals in key regional elections.

Her disastrous showing at the polls revealed the depth of discontent at a failure to restrict numbers flooding into Europe, experts said.

It will strengthen calls for Britain to quit the EU.

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Mar 15 08:34

Kremlin denies 'unfounded' claim it caused Polish president's plane crash

The Kremlin has criticised Poland’s defence minister for suggesting that the 2010 plane crash that killed the president was an act of terrorism perpetrated by Russia.

Official investigations by Poland and Russia have determined that the crash that killed Lech Kaczynski and dozens of other top officials was an accident caused by the error of pilots trying to land in heavy fog.

Mar 15 08:33

Britain has NO say in German-dominated EU, warns Iceland PM

Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson, who has seen his country’s economy soar outside of the EU, told the UK it has become a “diminishing power” within Brussels.

Highlighting the traditional French-German dominance of EU institutions, he told the Daily Telegraph: “When it comes to the big stuff the decisions are made by two, and increasingly one country.”

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Merkel, Merkel, Uber Alles!

Mar 15 08:07

Thousands of troops head to Hungarian border as migration emergency declared

Budapest has even revealed it is considering building a third wall to defend its borders.

The state claims its migrant camps on the edge of the territory are full with around 10,000 refugees already in the country.

The delcaration of a crisis situation comes after the Balkan routes were closed for migrants, while Slovenia declared it was bringing in stricter checks on those heading from the Middle East and Africa.

Hungary’s minister of Interior, Sandor Pinter, said: “We don't know how the migrants will react after closing the Balkan routes.”

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Mar 14 09:25

Disinformation Warfare: US Officials Working to Keep Russia, Europe at Odds

NATO Supreme Allied Commander Philip Breedlove recently took US hawks' campaign of Russia-baiting up a notch, suggesting Russia and Syria have 'deliberately weaponized' refugees to 'break European resolve'. The remarks, and the mainstream media's ability to convey them with a straight face, are an indication of a broken system, experts suggest.

Mar 14 09:24

DREXIT - New BOMBSHELL for EU: Danish politicians demand referendum after voter shift on union

MORE European Union turmoil is looming with more than 30 per cent of Danes signalling they would vote to leave Brussels if a referendum was held tomorrow.

Mar 14 09:23

'He should stay out' Barack Obama warned against interfering in Brexit debate

US President Obama has been told to stop interfering in British politics amid claims that he is preparing to make a major intervention to try to persuade voters to back the Remain campaign in the EU referendum.

Mar 14 09:23

Barack Obama will fly to Britain next month to urge voters to stay in the EU... but he is immediately accused of hypocrisy as he is reminded of how the US won independence

Barack Obama will fly to Britain next month to urge voters to back staying in the European Union, it was revealed this morning.
The US President is planning a 'big, public reach-out' to British voters to make the case for staying in the Brussels club.
But Brexit campaigners have hit back, saying the intervention from the president of a country that won its independence through a civil war was hypocritical and told Mr Obama to 'keep his views to himself'.

The US President (pictured boarding Air Force in Dallas yesterday) is planning a 'big, public reach-out' to British voters to make the case for staying in the Brussels club.

It will be seen as part of Mr Obama's efforts to repair relations with David Cameron after the US President criticised the UK Prime Minister over his foreign policy.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to President Obama; sir, forgive the "sang foid" characterisation here, but it appears that you are gallivanting off to the UK and Germany because you, and your administration, are pathologically incapable of fixing both the huge foreign and domestic policy blunders you have created, during your two terms in office.

The massive outsourcing/offshoring of jobs continues apace, because you are owned by the multinationals which funded your election cycles; real poverty, and real unemployment are at all-time highs; and the wars in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, Yemen, and South Sudan continue apace with no negotiated settlements in sight for (most probably) years.

And this stop-off in the UK to attempt to sway British voters away from a Brexit will, ultimately, be just about as useful as was Netanyahu's address to Congress to shun the P5+1 deal with Iran; do you at all remember, sir, how that really made you feel?!?

Britons are thoroughly capable of choosing their own destiny, thank you very much, and they do not need you to tell them what is good for the UK.

Mar 14 09:04

Draghi calls ‘helicopter money’ ‘an interesting concept’

The original intent of the ECB was to use the asset purchases to increase and improve the liquidity in the European banking system. However, we already warned in September he trickle-down effect of these asset purchases were insufficient, as the real economy saw just a fraction of the total amount spent on the asset purchases. The ECB has now reached the same conclusion, six months later than we did, and adding the corporate bond sector to its Asset Purchase Program-list was the only logical step. You can’t say we didn’t warn you!

Mar 14 08:36

The Incredible Brussels Glyphosate Sheep Dip

In a tale of Brussels corruption almost too crass to believe, the Commission of the European Union is ready to approve a new license for a proven carcinogen, glyphosate, despite international warnings from WHO and independent scientists that it is toxic to humans and animals. Only huge protest has forced the EU to make a surprise postponement of its planned vote to re-approve.

Mar 13 08:11

Italy on the march

From the No War Network, Italy. On March 12, 30 demonstrations all over Italy are going to take place as on can see in this map in the website:

The demonstrators will ask:

1) No more military actions in Libya after the criminal desaster of the 2011 (Nato war)

2) Italy must oblige countries like Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Gulf, Usa to STOP helping Daesh (and other terrorists) as they still do (who supplies weapons and other stuff to Daesh? Who helps the fighters entering? who buy the oil? The economic contrast to Daesh is vital.

3) Italy must stop giving weapons to Saudi Arabia which bombs Yemen

4) The West must stop supporting the so-called moderate rebels in Syria

5) Italy must exit from Nato and become a peaceful, neutral country.

Mar 13 07:57

Obama Nominates Army General Scaparrotti for Top NATO Commander Position

President Barack Obama has nominated Army General Curtis Scaparrotti to serve as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander, the US Department of Defense announced in a statement on Friday.

Mar 13 07:55

EU referendum: Barack Obama to urge Britons to back remain vote on UK visit

Barack Obama will jet into the UK next month and use his star power to convince Britons they should vote to stay in the European Union.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I hope the British people tell Obama that it is none of his damned business, and that he has major problems here in the United States he continues to ignore.

Mar 13 07:54

UK: 'Keep calm and leave the EU' - Farage campaigns for 'Brexit' in Romford

Mar 12 16:45

Will Jihadist invade Russia by Stealth Marrying Russian Girls to Conquer the Motherland for Radical Islam?

ISIS has many other ways they might be trying to enter the country to recruit people to join the international terrorist group. The Isl?mic state is well-funded and armed by the west. They have the resources at their disposal to try to take down Russia. Seeing how the illegal migrants entering Germany, Sweden and other western European nations wreaking havoc where they are raping young ladies and rioting. The Russian Federation wants no part of this. President Putin said no to allow these so-called refugees who are young men of fighting age to enter into Russia.

Mar 12 11:13

Dutch Socialist Party Starts Campaign Against EU-Ukraine Association

The Dutch Socialist Party (SP) launched a campaign on Saturday against Kiev's association agreement with the European Union as the Netherlands is heading toward a referendum on the deal.

The Netherlands is the only EU country that has not yet ratified the Ukraine-EU association deal. The Dutch parliament has backed the agreement, but the opponents managed to collect signatures necessary for the referendum to take place. The vote is due on April 6.

Mar 12 08:56

100 REASONS FOR EU BREXIT

The EU is run by an unelected élite which largely ignores the individual, ignores election results, ignores State sovereignty, ignores debt mountains, ignores currency realities, ignores poverty, ignores its responsibilities and above all, ignores every legal and constitutional obstacle in its way.

It is dominated by a Germany sailing at Full Ahead Both towards a confrontation with co-founder France. It puts the banking system before citizens. It puts corporate shareholder needs before workers’ rights. And it puts The Great Federal Project before any considerations of cost, practicality, Member State rights, social anthropology and freedoms of speech.

In order to achieve ‘escape velocity’ however, the Brexit campaign needs to be cohesive, on the front foot, and persuading all the perfectly decent people out there who are confused, and thus undecided, about the pros and cons.

Mar 12 08:54

‘The only thing to fear is fear itself’: Boris says there are NO downsides to quitting EU

BORIS JOHNSON today insisted there are NO downsides to Britain leaving the EU, as he called on voters to ignore the “merchants of gloom” and opt for Brexit.

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"Order another million of those Diebold machines from America!" -- Number 9 3/4

Mar 12 08:54

How a Brexit could save Europe from itself

It is those who love Europe, its diversity, its history and its humanity who should be the most enthusiastic about Brexit. A paradox? Not at all. The European Union, as currently constituted, has run out of road. It is doomed to fail, sooner or later, with catastrophic consequences for our part of the world, and the only way forward is for one major country to break ranks and show that there can be a better alternative consistent with Europe’s core enlightenment values.

Mar 12 08:29

The ECB – A Victim of its own Ignorance?

“Rates will stay low, very low, for a long period of time and well past the horizon of our purchases,” Draghi declared. “From today’s perspective and taking into account the support of our measures to growth and inflation, we don’t anticipate that it will be necessary to reduce rates further.” The ECB cut its main interest rates to new record lows on Thursday as they continue to move into negative territory without a clue as how to reverse the trend.

Mar 11 13:51

Hungary to Get 1st Transonic Train

Mar 11 09:46

Two 10-year-old schoolgirls molested and a woman's trousers ripped off: Inside the sleepy Swedish town rocked by EIGHT sex attacks in three weeks by migrant men

Women have been warned by police not to walk alone at night after the once peaceful town of Östersund was shaken to its core by a string of vicious attacks on females and even children by groups of young men of 'foreign origin'.

First, two 10-year-old girls were groped at a bus stop by a gang of men who threatened to rape them.

The following day, a woman told police she was punched in the face, splitting her eyebrow, by a man who threatened to kill her after he made a rude comment to her.

Just five days later a woman walking on her own was attacked by three men, beaten and pushed to the ground.

They held her down and forced their fingers into her mouth while saying offensive, sexual words to her.

And in the latest incident just five days ago, a woman had to use martial arts to elbow her would-be rapist in the head and escape after three men surrounded her and punched to the ground and tried to pull her trousers down.

Mar 11 08:38

BREXIT: Four more reasons why a leap in the dark is better than taking a back seat

A brief survey of what we’ll be leaving behind when we take this alleged Brexit ‘leap in the dark’.

Mar 11 07:01

ECB Goes Further Into Negative Territory As Bankers Voice Concerns

The European Central Bank surprised markets today by cutting the deposit rate to -0.4%, expanding its bond-buying program and including corporate debt in purchases effectively throwing the kitchen sink at low inflation. Initially investors rushed into risk assets on the surprise measures however the enthusiasm did not last long as gains quickly reversed after ECB President Mario Draghi hinted rates might not go any lower. The quick reversal highlights investors’ concern that central banks are reaching the limits of monetary policy.

Mar 11 06:56

Is This The End? Draghi Fires His Bazooka And Markets Turn Away In Disgust

ECB chair Mario Draghi delivered big-time this morning by announcing lower interest rates and a new round of debt monetization. Historically, this kind of thing has sent the financial markets into Pavlovian ecstasy, with stocks soaring and the local currency falling.

Sound money people have for years been warning that such New Age monetary policies are poison and that the markets would eventually wise up and react accordingly. Today, finally, that’s what they did. European stocks popped on the news — then dropped.

Mar 11 05:34

Euro Dips

Euro dips against dollar, still up for week after Draghi signals end of rate cuts
Dollar broadly higher, but not against yuan after PBOC move
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The euro fell against the dollar Friday, erasing part of its gain from the prior day, which came as European Central Bank President Mario Draghi signaled further rate cuts were unlikely.

The euro EURUSD, -0.6618% was down about 0.7% to $1.1095, but the shared currency still was on track for a weekly advance of 0.9% against the buck. The shared currency popped 1.8% on Thursday as Draghi indicated that the latest rate cut probably would not be followed with further reductions.

The market on Thursday initially showed a warm reception to the ECB’s aggressive fresh stimulus package intended to boost inflation and reinvigorate a stuttering eurozone economy, pulling the euro down to $1.0821.
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Mar 10 16:44

Central Banks Go Mad(Der)

Mar 10 15:38

Turkey’s Bid For EU Membership Bolsters Case For Brexit – Farage

UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage says Britain’s upcoming referendum on EU membership is a vote on whether the UK wants to enter political union with Turkey, a state he described as “increasingly Islamist and authoritarian.”

Mar 10 14:41

European Central Bank Surprises With Broad Stimulus Action

European Central Bank launched an unexpectedly broad array of stimulus measures Thursday aimed at boosting a modest economic recovery in the 19 countries that use the euro and nudging up dangerously low inflation.

The steps, which ranged from interest rate cuts to cheap loans to banks, included several measures many analysts hadn't anticipated, such as expanding its monthly bond-buying stimulus program to include corporate bonds.

The ECB, the monetary authority for the euro countries, is struggling to raise inflation from a worryingly low annual rate of minus 0.2 percent toward its goal of just under 2 percent, considered healthiest for the economy.

Mar 10 14:12

Lithuania blacklists Russian TV crew over ‘threat to national security’

The crew of the All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK) has been included in the list of "undesired persons," a spokesman said. "It is has not been expelled from the country yet, however this will happen soon." "The official reason for deportation is the possible threat to Lithuania’s national security," the press service of the TV channel, part of VGTRK, confirmed. The correspondents wanted to interview Russian citizens who take part in the two-day Free Russia Forum that opened in Vilnius on March 9, it said. The event, attended by members of the non-system opposition, including Garry Kasparov, will focus on scenarios of political and social and economic development of Russia. "Neither he nor other members of the TV crew were allowed to attend the event of the so-called non-system opposition. Now Pavel Zarubin is expelled from the country," the TV channel said.

Mar 10 13:48

EU extends sanctions against 146 Russian citizens, 37 companies until September 15

"On 10 March 2016, the Council extended by six months EU restrictive measures against 146 people and 37 companies in view of the continuing undermining or threatening of the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine," - according to the statement. The asset freeze and travel ban have been extended until 15 September 2016, the Council said. The Council also said that three deceased people were removed from the list of targets subject to the restrictive measures, but it did not name them. The relevant legal acts will be published in the Official Journal on 12 March 2016, according to the statement. The decision by the EU Council is formal and was adopted without debate and by written procedure.

Mar 10 11:09

WELCOME TO SWEDEN

Mar 10 09:06

Cameron: It is 'very much my intention' to run as an MP in 2020 election

The eurosceptic MP Adam Afriyie, has said David Cameron's suggestion that 'job losses are price worth paying' is a "bit rude".

He told the BBC's Today programme: "It’s a little bit rude isn’t it? And it’s completely untrue because in fact it’s exactly the opposite."

And he said: "If you look at the European Union, it's a destroyer of jobs".

Mar 10 08:18

ECB cuts interest rate to 0% and offers banks free money to try and revive the European economy

The European Central Bank has cut the benchmark interest rate to 0 per cent, from 0.05 per cent, in a bid to revive the slow European economy.

The bank also cut the deposit rate facility to -0.4 per cent, which means it will cost banks more to hold cash rather than to lend it out to customers.

The ECB has decided to boost its quantitative easting programme by €20bn, to €80bn per month starting in April.

Mar 10 08:10

Migrant crisis: Merkel condemns closure of Balkan route

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has blamed European nations for "unilaterally" shutting the Balkan route for migrants.

She said this had put Greece in a "very difficult situation" and such decisions should be taken by the whole of the EU.

Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, and non-EU members Serbia and Macedonia have all acted to stem the migrant flow.

Mar 10 07:39

Who Is To Blame For The Rape Epidemic That Is Sweeping Across Europe?

Millions of women in Europe are now deathly afraid to walk outside their own homes at night, and with each passing day more news reports of absolutely horrific rapes and sexual assaults come pouring in from all over the continent. So who is to blame for this epidemic of rape? I think that the answer might surprise you, because a very famous politician in the United States is at least partially responsible. But first, let’s examine why women all over Europe are living in such fear right now. I have written previously about this rape epidemic, but since that time it has gotten even worse. At this point, this plague is even affecting small towns in the far northern portions of the continent. For example, just consider what is happening in a small town in northern Sweden known as Ostersund…

Mar 10 07:11

Spain’s monarchy drawn into banking scandal

In a leaked text conversation also involving the king, Queen Letizia pledges support for a scandal-hit banker whom she describes as her ‘yoga mate’

Mar 10 07:11

MEPs Call for Sanctions Against Putin

MEPs have urged the Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini, to apply personal sanctions against the Russian President Vladimir Putin and a further 28 people in connection with the case of Nadiya Savchenko.

Mar 09 19:21

BCC Head Suspended Over Brexit Campaign

As the dispute between the opponents and proponents of Brexit is gaining momentum in the UK, the Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce has been temporarily suspended over his comments this week calling for leaving the EU.

Mar 09 16:32

Leaked crime report shows boom in migrant crime in Germany - and warns worse is to come

A leaked confidential police report warns of a dramatic rise in refugee crime in Germany - including drug and sex offences - as well as a rise in radicalisation by against the state.

Mar 09 16:20

Sweden: Women warned 'don't go out at night' after migrant sex attackers target ten-year old girls

Officers in picturesque Östersund issued the astonishing warning after gangs of "foreign" men went on the rampage, attempting to rape women in the street and even groping a group of 10-year-old girls at a bus stop.

The shocking announcement will heighten concerns around the effects of mass migration on Sweden, which has been struggling to integrate more then 150,000 predominantly Muslim migrants.

Women in the tiny lakeside town of Östersund, in central Sweden, have been terrorised by sex attacks with six such incidents being recorded in the last two weeks.

Mar 09 16:00

Erdogan Plays ‘A Bitter Game Of Political Blackmail’ With EU

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan seems to believe that he can call the shots in his dealings with the EU because Brussels needs Ankara if it wants to tackle the refugee crisis, Germany’s N-TV television news channel asserted, calling Erdogan’s strategy “a bitter game of political blackmail.”

Mar 09 15:53

International trade sinks with the Baltic Dry Index

Economists and professional investors follow the Baltic Dry Index because it is a leading indicator on the forecast for international trade. A week ago this gauge hit an all time low. Since then a small upturn has moved the index upward slightly. Hellenic Shipping News observes in Baltic Dry Index climbs to 349, up 7.

Mar 09 14:21

Called Turks "barbarians" the Greek MEP was kicked out of the meeting

Greek MEP from the far-right party "Golden dawn" Eleftherios Sinadinos kicked out of the plenary meeting for racist comments. About it reports on Wednesday, March 9, iefimerida.gr. The cause of the incident was the speech policy on the question of refugees. In particular, he stated: "As written by Ottoman scholars, the Turks are barbarians, they are dirty, they are like dogs barking when the enemy retreats". "Here there is an attempt to cross the red line that racism has become acceptable. I won't let it happen," said European Parliament President Martin Schulz. Then, citing article 165 of the European Union's gross violation of human rights, he suggested that Sinadinos immediately leave the meeting. According to the online portal, a scandal like this happened first time in the history of the European Parliament.

Mar 09 14:06

Estonia saw a threat to its constitutional order from Russia

The information Department of Estonia, subordinated to the Ministry of defence of the Republic, published a report in which it described Russia as the only external force that could threaten the constitutional order of the country... Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves said on 25 February that his country could not become prosperous because of its proximity with Russia. "Understanding that Estonia could alone become a mini-Switzerland, next to Russia, fits the category of the absurd. How is it possible to reach such self-deception," — said the politician. "Unfortunately, this is trend in recent years, when official representatives, including the Baltic States, are whipping up the imaginary Russian threat, and then they themselves are frightened," commented the same day statements of the first person of Estonia, the representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

Mar 09 13:45

French workers stage nationwide strike

Mar 09 12:37

Erdogan Plays ‘A Bitter Game Of Political Blackmail’ With EU

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan seems to believe that he can call the shots in his dealings with the EU because Brussels needs Ankara if it wants to tackle the refugee crisis, Germany’s N-TV television news channel asserted, calling Erdogan’s strategy “a bitter game of political blackmail.”

Mar 09 09:17

European Parliament to vote on a three MILLION euro plan to buy its own fleet of chauffeur driven limousines for MEPs

The European Parliament is to vote on plans to spend an extra three million euros a year on chauffeur driven cars.

MEPs will vote today on whether to buy outright a fleet of limousines and hire their own drivers.

Included in the proposal is a 116,000 euro budget for driver uniforms.

The proposals would add to an existing seven million euro bill but end a practice where cars and drivers are contracted in.

The objective of the scheme is to improve the security of MEPs, official papers reveal.

Mar 09 07:19

MP shouts out 'b******s' in Commons as fellow Tory dishes up Brexit ‘scare story'

Michael Fabricant blamed his outburst on having to listen to “yet another scare story” about the impact of Britain quitting the EU.

The charismatic politician, who backs Brexit, made his potty-mouthed intervention as his fellow Conservative MP Jonathan Djanogly claimed the UK’s legal firms could lose out on £1.7billion worth of business if Britain were to leave the EU.

Mar 09 06:19

BMP of NATO transformed the car in Norway in a pile of metal, there are victims

In Norway NATO's infantry fighting vehicle collided with car, killing the driver, the Norwegian. The tragedy occurred during a training exercise taking place in the County of Nord Trøndelag. The collision occurred on a rural road. BMP belongs to the Norwegian army. YouTube channel Ruptly TV has video from the accident scene. From the stills, the clash was so strong that the car literally turned into a pile of metal.

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