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Jan 05 09:17

Angela Merkel facing fresh coalition battle as Hungary’s Orban hits out at migrant policy

EU REBEL Viktor Orban is set to arrive in Germany today to offer his views on defending Europe’s borders as Angela Merkel faces growing pressure to toughen her immigration stance.

Jan 05 09:16

EU trade war: Brussels demands €1.4BILLION from Russia after Putin bans imports of EU PORK

The bloc will make the case for financial compensation to a World Trade Organisation arbitration panel after the trade regulator ruled the bacon ban was illegal in 2017.

It is asking for €1.4 billion in compensation, which would be collected by withdrawing tariff reductions Brussels granted to Russia under WTO rules.

The amount is equal to the yearly volume of pork exports to Russia prior to the trade embargo.

Russia has already rejected the idea of paying compensation to the EU.

Jan 05 09:07

Germany's Merkel vs. Austria's Kurz - She's the Past, He's the Future

Meet Angela. She is a fusty, cantankerous, lonely old woman who smells vaguely of rotting cabbage. She has trouble making friends because she thinks everybody hates her, while hating people who want to make friends with her.

The only thing she loves are her Third World pets, but of course they despise her the most.

Jan 05 08:55

Poland and Hungary Unite Against Eurocrats: ‘We Don’t Want to Live in an Empire’

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán of Hungary and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki of Poland have predicted a “year of great battles” with the EU establishment at a summit in Budapest.

Jan 04 08:27

Record breaking number of car fires in the Netherlands this year: More than 10 per day!

With 2,808 incidents in the first nine months of this year, 312 cars were burned per month: That’s more than 10 per day!

According to a spokesman of the Union, most car fires are intentionally lit. They cost on average 10,000 euros per car and in total tens of millions of euros per year.

Jan 04 08:22

Remoaner Tony Blair urges Jeremy Corbyn to hold SECRET meetings with EU to STOP BREXIT

The former Prime Minister’s latest intervention on the Brussels divorce proceedings comes in the form of an article posted online.

Writing on his own website Blair said 2018 was the year that “the fate of Brexit and thus of Britain will be decided”.

He said: “Open up the dialogue with European leaders about reforming Europe, a dialogue they're more than willing to have now because they realise Brexit also damages Europe economically and politically.”

Jan 04 08:05

The FIRE RISES: The EU's ROGUE STATE: Hungary DEFIANT

Jan 04 08:02

NATO Doesn't Want a New Cold War With Russia - Stoltenberg

NATO doesn't want a new Cold War and will make every effort to maintain a political dialogue with Moscow, NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said in an interview with DPA last week.

"We must take into account the fact that we are dealing with a more self-confident Russia. At the same time, it must be clear: we don't want a new Cold War and we don't want a new arms race. We want a political dialogue with Russia — even though it won't be easy," Stoltenberg said.

Jan 04 08:02

The UK Has Just Cancelled All Routine Operations!!

Hannity reported: The United Kingdom’s National Health Service announced this week that it was canceling all “routine operations” until February, saying all “non-emergency” procedures will be delayed after a flu-outbreak left hospitals overcrowded and under-funded.

Jan 03 20:30

Severe storm batters western Europe; 1 dead, 15 injured

A violent storm packing winds up to 160 kph battered parts of western Europe on Thursday, derailing trains, toppling trees and halting flights.
Authorities said one person was killed and at least 15 others were injured in France and Switzerland.
The high winds played havoc on transport, derailing trains in Switzerland and Germany and leaving hundreds of thousands of homes across France, Switzerland, Britain and Ireland without power.

Jan 03 09:42

TERRORISM REACHES IRELAND: Egyptian Stabs Three College Students, Killing One in Random Attack

Ireland is the latest European nation to suffer a deadly Islamist attack. Three young men were stabbed, one killed by an 18 year-old Egyptian migrant.

The victims were not linked to each other and were targeted at random.

Jan 03 08:42

'EU has taken wrong path' Joining EEA would be FATAL for Switzerland warns economist

JOINING the European Economic Area (EEA) would have been a “fatal” blow to Switzerland and the country has benefited hugely from staying out, a top economist has declared.

Jan 03 08:41

Donald Trump MUST take STRONGER role in international diplomacy – and help shake EU up

DONALD TRUMP needs to take stronger diplomatic action to help resolve the Iranian crisis – even if it means telling the European Union to "get off their balance beam", former US Ambassador Jonh Bolton said.

Jan 02 11:59

‘Accept the Will of the People on Migration, Culture, or Hit the Road’: Orbán Tells Europe’s Leaders

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that Europeans are “asserting their will” by supporting leaders who reject mass migration and support Christian foundations, and gave a warning to politicians who deny the “natural order of democracy”.

The conservative Fidesz party leader told Kossuth Radio’s listeners that 2.3 million Hungarians took part in the national consultation against the George Soros-backed pro-mass migration plan, and Mr. Orbán now intends to spend the next few months convincing his opponents that Europe is right to protect her borders and her culture.

Asked by the 180 Minutes host what made him think that after two years, since the migrant crisis, progressive leaders would listen now, Mr. Orbán said: “Because in the meantime elections are being held in Europe.”

Jan 02 11:48

Why “Refugees” Are One of the Most Dangerous and Criminal Groups of People in the World

Since 2015 — the year of the Chancellor’s opening the border, facilitated by numerous illegalities — I have made a series of evaluations of police criminal statistics. In the process, it has repeatedly become obvious to me that the “refugees” who have poured unhindered, uncontrolled and in great numbers into the land are represented in crimes of violence and sexual violence to a far greater extent than Germans.

Jan 02 11:48

Swedish police find ‘no direct links’ after Malmo's 4th gang rape in 2 months

The latest attack comes as Malmo grapples with a spate of similar incidents in which three women were raped by several assailants in different districts of the city, notorious for its thriving gang culture and crime. Earlier in December, a 17-year-old teenage girl was gang raped in a children’s playground in Hasselgatan. The other two cases occurred in November and saw women being sexually assaulted by a number of men as well. And while police said they recovered traces of DNA from some of the crime scenes, no charges have been brought in either so far. The spike in violence against women even forced police to warn against venturing alone after dark. Faced with backlash, they later retracted the warning calling it “unfortunate.”

Jan 02 11:43

Israel agrees to EU deal excluding settlements

Israel’s government has approved an agreement with the EU that includes a provision excluding funding for settlements, seemingly consenting to the EU’s boycott of settlements.

The agreement centers on Israel’s part in the EU’s ENI Cross-Border Cooperation in the Mediterranean (CBC Med) program, which provides funds for projects for non-EU countries in the Mediterranean area, such as Israel, Egypt and Jordan, Haaretz reports. The projects are largely focused on promoting development, education, technology and environmental sustainability.

Jan 02 11:38

Poland and Hungary warned they WILL face consequences over 'violating EU migrant quotas'

One EU source told Reuters: "We are confident that the ECJ will confirm validation, then they [Poland and Hungary] must abide by the decision.

"If they don't, then they will face consequences, both financial and political.

“No more opt-outs, there is no more ‘one foot in and one foot out.' We are going to be very tough on this.”

Jan 02 10:50

Switzerland demands EU referendum as frustration at relationship with Brussels boils over

SWITZERLAND has dealt the European Union a major blow as the outgoing president called for a referendum over the country’s relationship with the bloc.

Jan 02 10:50

REVEALED: These are the six dramatic elections which could rock Europe in 2018

This year will see the return of scandal-hit Italian Silvio Berlusconi, while Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Hungary’s Viktor Orban are set to dominate the polls in their bid for re-election.

Meanwhile, the EU is set to be rattled by elections in the Czech Republic amid growing fears the nation could join two other rebellious Central European countries - Hungary and Poland - on a collision course with the bloc.

Jan 02 10:43

Austrian far-right condemns international call for boycott of its cabinet members

Austria's far-right on Friday said an open letter calling for the boycott of its new cabinet members was a "transparent manouevre" and a "last-ditch attempt of the united left".

Jan 02 10:22

Greece financial crisis: 'The EU has made mistakes' amid fears of TRIPLE-DIP recession

As Greece prepares to stand on its feet again after eight years of turmoil a leading academic says that although the worst is over, the chance of a triple-dip recession remains real.

Dr Ioannis Oikonomou, associate professor in finance at Henley Business School who has taught many subjects to JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, warned the EU has made mistakes in tackling the Greek debt crisis and the fallout has changed the landscape of the EU with the bloc’s citizens hitting out over repeated bailouts.

But Dr Oikonomou said there are indications that things are picking up, as he puts it, “a bit.”

Jan 02 10:19

German State Media: EU May Have to Expel 'Renegade States' Like Poland

Deutsche Welle political contributor Bernd Riegert says Warsaw is putting the EU at risk of collapse, and that other members may be forced to kick the country out of the bloc.

Jan 02 10:19

Polish Prime Minister Confirms Commitment to Tighten Migration Policy

Poland will continue its approach of not accepting migrants from the Middle East and North Africa, the country's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said, stressing that Warsaw has taken large number of migrants from Ukraine

Jan 02 10:18

Theresa May's popularity PLUMMETING as public lose confidence and anger rises over Brexit

THERESA May is losing the confidence of the British public over her handling of Brexit, according to social media analysis.

Jan 02 09:05

President Trump’s Jerusalem Decision: the End of Hegemony?

Washington’s support for Israel’s perpetual and overt violation of international law and its bombing of humanitarian missions makes Israel a very costly ally.

The US suffered an overwhelming and humiliating defeat, one that kept Ambassador Haley dexterous fingers busy ‘taking notes’: 128 nations demanded that the Trump regime withdraw its declaration that Jerusalem was Israel’s undivided capital for Jews. Only 9 micro-nations (some mere postage stamps and a few death-squad banana-stans) voted with the Trump-Haley decision, 35 mendicant-states put their heads down and abstained while 21 timorous ambassadors chose to hide their shamelessness in the toilet stalls rather than show up for this important vote.

Jan 02 08:52

Liberals Getting Back in Touch With Their Authoritarian Roots - Justin Raimondo

The left and the art of political witch-hunting.

“One of the unfortunate ironies of the manufactured ‘Russiagate’ controversy,” my colleague Sheldon Richman writes in his most recent column, is the perception of the FBI as a friend of liberty and justice.” He’s dead right about that, but just whom is he addressing?

Dec 31 08:25

German Chancellor Angela Merkel declares Europe top priority for new government

Chancellor Angela Merkel will tell Germans that European co-operation is "the decisive question of the coming years" in a New Year's Eve broadcast on Sunday, as her conservatives eye tricky coalition talks.
Merkel will say that "27 states in Europe must be persuaded more strongly than ever to hold together as a community," according to a scb ript of the annual televised address released by her office.

Dec 31 06:59

Re-reading the Greats: Jean Paul Sartre, Pepe Escobar, et. al.

For our bi-polar world....

I’ve been reading Pepe Escobar’s articles for over 30 years–since the time I would read re-prints of his “Asia Times” articles in The Japan Times–my daily reading when I lived in Japan. These days, I mostly catch his work at a number of excellent global websites.

Dec 30 11:02

There You Go Again: Yet Another 'Russian Invasion' Reported, Debunked in Norway

A Norwegian defense portal has caused a hullaballoo with its claims that Russia staged a mock invasion of the key Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, despite the Nordic country's own defense and intelligence bosses vehemently denying such assertions.

Dec 30 11:00

'Brexit frees UK from German occupation!' EFTA campaigner SLAMS Germany's control over EU

BREXIT will deliver the final blow to the "failing" European Union concept and spur other EU member states to seek alternatives to the German-led institution, campaigner Hugo van Randwyck said.

Dec 30 11:00

New Dutch EU poll: 56% Nexit (EFTA+FTA), 44% EU

A new EU poll for the Netherlands shows 56% would prefer an option to leave the EU, and 44% to remain in the EU. This compares to an IPSOS poll last year showing 64% preferred to remain in the EU. A big change - helped by offering people 3 choices, EU, EFTA and FTA, with results:

Dec 29 07:45

United States of Europe dream CRUMBLES - Martin Schulz's scheme PANNED in shock poll

Earlier this month Martin Schulz said he wanted a “United States of Europe” by 2025 but dire approval ratings for the superstate may scupper the former European Parliament president’s vision.

A poll by YouGov has put pressure on Mr Schulz to prove a United States of Europe is desired by the bloc - let alone beneficial.

The survey of 8,138 people earlier this month showed disapproval for the project in six European Union member states. Only France of the seven countries surveyed were in favour.

Dec 29 07:40

London Challenged Prague Over the Dissolution of NATO

British government papers from the early 1990s reveal the leadership’s alarm at the “strong neutralist views” of the post-Communist leaders of Czechoslovakia, who advocated the dissolution of NATO. The papers have just been released by the National Archives in London.

Dec 29 07:01

Theresa May warned House of Lords will force through HUGE changes to Brexit Bill

MINISTERS have been warned the House of Lords could force through huge changes to the Brexit Bill over “Henry VIII power” fears as Theresa May braces herself for a showdown.

Dec 29 07:00

Macron to insist Britain must pay for Calais border controls even after Brexit

France is set to make demands on Theresa May over the British border in Calais after Brexit. Hundreds of migrants and refugees remain stranded on the French side of the English Channel.

As Britain prepares to leave the EU, French President Emmanuel Macron will insist the UK must contribute millions for the improvement of border controls in northern France. Denying the request could see the collapse of the Le Touquet treaty, which allows the two states to manage border posts in each other’s territory.

Macron wants new customs posts, which the UK will be expected to fund.

Dec 28 15:13

A short but important story

Italy will be sending 470 soldiers to Niger to help the West African nation stem the flow of Europe-bound refugees, Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni says.

Agadez, the main city in central Niger, has become a revolving door for economic refugees seeking to reach Europe via Libya, winning notoriety as Africa’s people-smuggling capital.

“We are going to Niger following a request by the government at the start of December to … reinforce the security measures in the territory and at the borders and to support the police force,” he said.

He said Niger was “the main transit country” in Africa for Europe-bound refugees, adding that it was also “perhaps the most willing to cooperate in this matter as it is a transit country,” and does not receive remittances from refugees settled abroad.>>>

Dec 28 10:46

Swedish Church Accused of Peddling 'Immigration Propaganda' During X-Mas Worship

A Swedish church has included praise of immigration in its controversial Christmas sermon, which triggered strong criticism from fellow Swedes.

Policeman, criminologist and journalist Fredrik Kärrholm visited the beautiful Yttergran Church in Uppsala Parish on Christmas Eve and was not impressed with the sermon, which, according to his description, mostly consisted of "political propaganda" for increased immigration.

By Kärrholm's account, the priest preached against measures to restrict immigration to the Nordic country and condemned Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson's recent claim that Sweden has received too many migrants, advising refugees to seek asylum elsewhere in the EU.

Kärrholm argued this was "extremely sad" and urged the church to become "depoliticized."

Dec 28 10:29

Opioids and the Crisis of the White Working Class

A sense of betrayal seems to lie just behind today’s political discourse—a feeling of being left behind, a suspicion that those at the top, in media, corporations, politics, academia, and finance, have motives and goals at odds with those of the broader population. Put simply, Americans of all backgrounds fear and loathe a hostile elite. Political memes like “the Deep State,” “the 1%,” “Drain the Swamp,” “the Davos Set,” and “Masters of the Universe” each capture this feeling of alienation, suspicion, and helplessness.

Dec 28 08:40

Erdogan Tries to Patch Up Relations With EU After Year of Finger-Pointing

Turkey and the European Union have had an ongoing spat since 2016 after Brussels expressed strong criticism of Ankara over mass arrests in the country, connected with the failed coup attempt. Despite Turkey's courting of the bloc with a view to entering it, negotiations have been halted.

Dec 28 08:39

NATO Expansion: What Gorbachev Heard

U.S. Secretary of State James Baker’s famous “not one inch eastward” assurance about NATO expansion in his meeting with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on February 9, 1990, was part of a cascade of assurances about Soviet security given by Western leaders to Gorbachev and other Soviet officials throughout the process of German unification in 1990 and on into 1991, according to declassified U.S., Soviet, German, British and French documents posted today by the National Security Archive at George Washington University (http://nsarchive.gwu.edu).

Dec 27 08:39

Christmas Gifts – Good News from Around the World

The world is full of good news, suitable for Yuletide.

Merry Christmas to you, dear readers! It is a beautiful and serene time of hope, when the darkest time of the year is already behind us. Though the light is still not perceptible, but we know and feel that the change is coming.

The recent vote in the United Nations has been such a glimpse of light, a harbinger of Sun.

Dec 27 08:00

Israeli embassy in Greece vandalized with red paint

Extreme left activists storm the Israeli embassy in Athens and throw dozens of red paint bombs at the front of the building in protest of Israel's 'ethnic cleansing' of Palestinians.

Dec 27 05:48

GAS WAR - EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN MAY BE SCENE OF FIRST CONFLICT OF 2018

The eastern Mediterranean is expected to witness the first conflict of 2018, as developments at the end of 2017 are signaling worsening relationships between Turkey and the Greek Cypriot-Greece-Israel-Egypt bloc. Territorial disputes over natural gas and newly discovered hydrocarbon reserves in the eastern Mediterranean basin are the reason.

Up until a few years ago, the hope was that these hydrocarbon reserves would offer a real opportunity for a peaceful settlement of the Cyprus conflict. But these optimistic hopes vanished with both Turks and Greek Cypriots unilaterally speeding up exploration and drilling operations.

In 2004, the European Union had declared the Greek Cypriots the sole entity representing the island of Cyprus and accepted it as an EU member. Feeling that its hand has been strengthened following the EU decision, the Greek Cypriots claimed the right of natural resources exploration in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) around Cyprus.

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any massive conflicts over oil in the region will cause oil prices to soar.

Dec 26 09:46

The European Union does not intend to regulate Bitcoin

According to CCN, a high ranking European Union official has dismissed suggestions of the EU looking at regulating bitcoin markets and exchanges.

In an interview with Bloomberg, Pierre Moscovici – European Union Commissioner for economic, financial affairs, taxation and customs, played down talk of supposed EU-wide bitcoin regulations while revealing the EU’s view of the cryptocurrency.

“At this stage, we do not consider [bitcoin] as an alternative currency,” Moscovici said, comparing the world’s first decentralized cryptocurrency to EU’s fiat currency, the Euro.

Dec 26 09:43

EU Christmas message BACKFIRES as Eurosceptics heap scorn on the bloc’s legacy

In a festively themed post alongside a picture of the EU flag flanked by blue and gold baubles and tinsel, the European Commission wrote on Twitter: “Merry Christmas and warm holiday wishes!”

However users quickly turned on the 27 nation superstate’s well-wishing – chastising them for their failures on the continent.

Many hit out at the bloc for not reigning in Spain when they imprisoned figures behind the illegal independence referendum in Catalonia.

Dec 26 09:40

Epiphany: Lithuania thinks it might be better to cooperate with Russia

President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaite, summing up the results of 2017 and describing the future of the republic, stated that it is necessary to cooperate with Russia, not to fight it.

"Relations with our neighbor will remain difficult in the coming years. If the current leadership continues in the country, the situation will not chang "she said.

She noted that Lithuania should not abandon its own values, but it should be understood that the geopolitical situation is changing, so, if necessary, you can revise the position on some issues.

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