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May 02 10:19

What defines the EU’s relations with Israel and the Palestinians?

As the Palestinian Authority’s financial deficit continues to get worse, the European Union has announced that it will be assisting humanitarian endeavours for Palestinians with an additional $24.7 million of aid. Federica Mogherini, the EU’s foreign policy chief, declared that the EU will retain its role as “the most reliable donor to the Palestinians.”

A reliable donor, however, does not compensate for the absence of a political partner which takes Palestinian demands seriously. The EU continues to distinguish between humanitarian aid for Palestinians and economic relations with Israel, putting the latter at a very distinct advantage.

May 02 10:08

Meanwhile….in Paris

May 02 09:37

Change of tack? EU quieter on latest failed Venezuela coup attempt as Guaido’s influence wanes

When the US announced support for Venezuela’s self-declared ‘interim president’ Juan Guaido in January, European leaders heartily backed the move — but three months later, after a second failed coup attempt, they are suddenly shy.

With US backing, Guaido attempted to launch a second uprising on Tuesday, urging his supporters to take to the streets and calling on the military to seize power from President Nicolas Maduro. While both pro and anti-government demonstrators held rallies in Caracas, the military did not defect in great numbers and the coup attempt fizzled out.

May 02 08:36

Polish Nationalists Rallying Against Country's EU Membership in Warsaw

Polish nationalists are rallying in Warsaw on Wednesday to protest the country's membership in the European Union and call for independence from the bloc, a Sputnik correspondent reported from the scene.

The rally, dubbed "Sovereignty March," marks the 15-year anniversary of Poland joining the European Union.

May 02 08:36

EU Democracy: Prez Juncker Reveals He Blocks Eurosceptics from Commission Jobs, Regardless of Elections

The EU will make sure eurosceptic candidates are blocked from top jobs in Brussels regardless of the results of May’s election, Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has bragged.

In an interview with Polish media at the weekend, Jean-Claude Juncker rejected the idea that the surge at the ballot box for national populist parties predicted next month would slow the progress of the globalist EU integration process.

May 01 11:57

Italy Is Latest Country Seeking To Bring Their People’s Gold Home

European Central Bank’s President Mario Draghi recently announced that the ECB would be required to approve any management of gold reserves within the euro zone countries.

The statement was specifically directed at two Italian members. Why was Italy singled out?

According to the Wall Street Journal, Italian citizens are preparing to take control of Italy’s gold reserves. During the past few years, a multitude of small investors lost billions of dollars due to the failure of several Italian banks. The Bank of Italy is seen as an elitist, inefficient entity indifferent to the needs of ordinary people. Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio is leading the attack against Italy’s central bank, along with the “5 Star Movement” and the nationalist “League,” all of whom blame the countries financial woes on the incompetence of the central bank.

May 01 11:41

Switzerland: Over 80 Percent of Somali Migrants on Welfare

According to newly released data, several migrant groups of different national origins in Switzerland have welfare dependency rates well above 50 per cent, with over 80 per cent of Somalis in the country taking state handouts.

The data was gathered and released by both the Federal Statistical Office and the State Secretariat for Migration and shows that the 4,000 or so Somalis in Switzerland are by far the most prone to being on government benefits with 83.7 per cent relying on state income, 20 Minutes reports.

While Somalis are by far and wide the largest recipients of welfare, several other nationalities also have rates of over 50 per cent, such as Eritreans at 54.7 per cent and Angolans at 54 per cent.

May 01 10:19

Swedish Anti-Extremism Tsar Allows Returning ISIS Fighters Re-Entry As "Caring Citizens"

Authored by Jon Hall via FMShooter.com

According to officials in Stockholm, Swedish residents have nothing to fear from Islamic State fighters returning from the Middle East to live peaceful, crime-free lives in Sweden.

Christina Kiernan, Stockholm’s anti-violent extremism coordinator, claimed that jihadists who returned from Syria and Iraq were living “orderly lives” following public outcry regarding the government’s decision not to strip people who fought in radical Islamic terror organizations of their Swedish passports.

Kiernan said on a television interview this week:

The IS returnees we have talked to so far have no known current crime, they have a job and an orderly life to the extent that we do not have knowledge of activities that can in any way scare anyone…

The television interviewer fired back:

So they are returning from this type of business and becoming caring, well-behaved citizens?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Kiernan has just become a major accessory to the coming cultural suicide in Sweden, as we have seen in so so many other countries, where Sharia law rapidly, and rabidly, replaces the existing Laws of the Land.

May 01 04:31

Myths About Britain's 'Finest Hour'

There's a myth now about the British hanging together in those dark days [of 1939-1941]. "London can take it," Ed Murrow told America in his CBS broadcasts. Actually, morale was appalling. Most people correctly had little confidence in the competence of their government and thought Germany was going to win. In the Channel Islands, which the Nazis did take over, the people greeted them hospitably and turned in Jews with zest. The British Ministry of Information employed 10,000 people to read people's mail surreptitiously, intercepting about 200,000 letters a week, and discovered that people were deeply pessimistic, and thought Churchill was "played out."

Apr 30 14:21

Two Pussy Riot members granted asylum in Sweden

Sweden on Tuesday granted political asylum to two activist members of the Russian protest collective Pussy Riot who had feared being arrested if they had returned to Moscow, Swedish public television SVT reported.

The pair, Lusine Djanyan and Alexey Knedlyakovsky, parents of two children, initially lodged asylum claims in 2017 , citing harassment and death threats in Russia as a result of their direct action and anti-government concerts.

These claims were rejected by Sweden's immigration office but the couple appealed the decision.

Apr 30 12:46

US and NATO Attack Afghanistan and Iraq

The Following text is Section 5 of

The 70 Years of NATO: From War to War,
by the Italian Committee No War No NATO

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Documentation presented at the International Conference on the 70th Anniversary of NATO, Florence, April 7, 2019

In the course of the next two weeks, Global Research will publish the 16 sections of this important document, which will also be available as an E-book.

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Contents

1. NATO is born from the Bomb
2. In the post-Cold War, NATO is renewed
3. NATO demolishes the Yugoslav state
4. NATO expands eastward to Russia
5. US and NATO attack Afghanistan and Iraq
6. NATO demolishes the Libyan state
7. The US/NATO war to demolish Syria
8. Israel and the Emirates in NATO
9. The US/NATO orchestration of the coup in Ukraine
10. US/NATO escalation in Europe
11. Italy, the aircraft carrier on the war front
12. US and NATO reject the UN treaty and deploy new nuclear weapons in Europe
13. US and NATO sink the INF Treaty

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a long read, but worth it, in terms of how NATO and the US play, hand in hand, to destabilise countries, effect regime change, and insure that all of whatever the invaded countries' resources are, are only sold in US dollars.

Apr 30 11:08

The European Union Is Obliged To Participate In US Wars

Since the Treaty of Maastricht, all the members of the European Union (including the neutral countries) have placed their defences under the suzerainty of NATO, which is directed exclusively by the United States. This is why, when the Pentagon delegates the economic headquarters of the countries it wishes to destroy to the US Department of the Treasury (USDT), all members of the European Union and NATO are obliged to apply US sanctions.

Apr 30 11:05

Sweden: Christian migrants repeatedly attacked by Muslim migrants fear civil war will break out in the country

Today, around 120,000 Syriac Christians reside in Sweden. While many of them fled genocide in the Middle East, attacks against their churches and threats against their organisations are still not uncommon.

Following repeated threats, the Syriac National Federation in Sweden has stepped up security measures, from camera surveillance to its own security guards, the news outlet Samhällsnytt reported.

A recent Facebook post by the Syriac National Federation has detailed expletive-loaded threats it received from speakers of Arabic.

Apr 30 10:54

Spain’s Center-Left Wins Without Majority, Rules out Coalition With Podemos for Now

Spain's centre-left Socialist Party won significantly in Sunday's election, but forming a government on its own is out of reach. Far-right Vox party enters parliament for first time. Prof. Sebastiaan Faber analyzes the result

Apr 30 09:12

France and the EU, Recognising Yet Supporting Apartheid Reality in Palestine

A recent statement made by the outgoing French Ambassador to the US regarding the nature of Israeli apartheid accentuates a larger ailment that has afflicted the European Union foreign policy.

The EU is simply gutless when it comes to confronting Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine.

Ambassador Gerard Araud was, of course, right when he told the US magazine, the ‘Atlantic’, that Israel is already an apartheid state.

Noting the “disproportion of power” between Israel and the Palestinians, Araud said, “The strongest (meaning Israel) may conclude that they have no interest to make concessions.”

And since Israel “won’t make (Palestinians) citizens of Israel … they will have to make it official, which we know the situation, which is apartheid.” Araud added, “There will be officially an apartheid state. They are in fact already.”

Apr 29 09:50

Finland election: Brussels PANIC as populists SURGE before crunch vote TODAY

FINLAND could join the likes of Poland, Hungary, Italy and Bulgaria by electing it’s first populist leader in 20 years, sparking panic for Brussels.

Apr 29 09:48

BREXIT SHOCK: Farage party SOARS in EU Election vote with FIVE POINT boost - latest polls

NIGEL FARAGE'S Brexit Party has soared into a six point lead over nearest rivals the Labour Party, according to the latest polls.

Apr 28 07:03

America’s Way of War: Killing Civilians

From Afghanistan to Iraq, Syria and Yemen, the United States and its allies have been really good at one thing only: Killing civilians in wars without end.

This has been going on since 2001, starting from Afghanistan, stretching to Yemen and then all the way back to Afghanistan, where the United Nations has once again warned that the United States and its allied forces are killing more Afghan civilians than the Taliban and other armed groups do.

This has been largely the case in the first three months of this year. A new quarterly report from the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan shows that from January to the end of March.

It’s interesting to note that in response to the report, US forces spokesman in Afghanistan Colonel Dave Butler has said: "We reserve the right of self-defense of our forces. The best way to end the suffering of non-combatants is to end the fighting through an agreed-upon reduction in violence on all sides."

The thing is, the ongoing violence could be reduced to a great extent if all US and NATO forces actually leave the war-torn country.>>>

Apr 26 10:54

Exclusive: Former British Afghan Commander Warns on ‘Terrible, Highly Political’ EU Defence Fund

The European Parliament has approved a multi-billion euro EU Defence Fund described as “terrible and highly political” by a senior British Armed Forces veteran, as the bloc’s plans for a European Army — once dismissed as “fantasy” — plod forwards.

Apr 26 10:53

Claim: Davos Brexit Talks Between Blair, Soros Covered Up by European Commission

The conversations between former British prime minister and Iraq War architect Tony Blair, Hungarian-born billionaire plutocrat and open borders campaign funder George Soros, and a top EU Commissioner reportedly took place at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

The talks are said to have centred around a plan to prevent the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, EU Observer reports.

Apr 26 10:37

Granted asylum requests in EU dropped almost 40% in 2018 – Eurostat

The EU’s statistics agency has said more than 300,000 people were granted asylum within the bloc last year, a drop of almost 40 percent from 2017. Eurostat said on Thursday that around 333,400 people were deemed eligible for international protection, most of them Syrians, Afghans or Iraqis fleeing conflict or persecution.

Apr 25 13:20

Splinternet Protest: Stop ACTA 2 Activists Start Online Petition To Save Internet To Be Delivered To European Commission

By Aaron Kesel

Stop ACTA 2 activists comprised of Anonymous, Pirates, and Internet freedom advocates have started a new Change.org petition to be delivered to the European Commission on May 26th after European elections, with new politicians set to take over leadership...

Apr 25 10:43

Israel accuses Switzerland of funding legal procedures against it

An Israeli newspaper close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday accused Switzerland of spending $2 million on legal activities which it says harm Israel.

Israel Hayom claimed that the Swiss foreign ministry sent an estimated $2 million to Israeli and Palestinian NGOs through its diplomatic mission in Ramallah to pay for legal activities which harm Israel.

According to the Israeli newspaper, the funds were paid to the Israel and Palestinian organisations shortly after the Swiss government ended its support for a Palestinian NGO over its support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, noting that the funds went for similar projects.

Apr 25 09:49

The Burning Of Notre Dame And The Destruction Of Christian Europe

Barely an hour after the flames began to rise above Notre Dame -- at a time when no explanation could be provided by anyone -- the French authorities rushed to say that the fire was an "accident" and that "arson has been ruled out." The remarks sounded like all the official statements made by the French government after attacks in France during the last decade.

The Notre Dame fire also occurred at a time when attacks against churches in France and Europe have been multiplying. More than 800 churches were attacked in France during the year 2018 alone.

Churches in France are empty. The number of priests is decreasing and the priests that are active in France are either very old or come from Africa or Latin America. The dominant religion in France is now Islam. Every year, churches are demolished to make way for parking lots or shopping centers. Mosques are being built all over, and they are full.

Apr 25 07:31

Assyrians in Sweden Expect a 'F*****g Civil War'

At about 120,000, Syriac Christians are one of Sweden's largest population groups. While many of them fled genocide in the Middle East, attacks against their churches and threats against their organisations are still not uncommon.

Following repeated threats, the Syriac National Federation in Sweden has stepped up security measures, from camera surveillance to its own security guards, the news outlet Samhällsnytt reported.

A recent Facebook post by the Syriac National Federation has detailed expletive-loaded threats it received from speakers of Arabic. After the conversation, the association reportedly contacted the police. The police, however, chose not to investigate the matter, explaining that obscene language was not illegal.

According to the federation's coordinator, this is not the first time such an incident has occurred. Most often, he said, the callers speak either Swedish with a thick Middle Eastern accent or even Arabic.

Apr 24 09:48

EU PLOT: Brussels plans HUGE new powers - including IGNORING states on crunch decisions

EUROPEAN Commissioner Gunther Oettinger has floated controversial proposals which would allow the bloc to make far-ranging decisions on foreign policy, even if some member states disagreed, as well as levying taxes on a Europe-wide level.

And German MEP Hans-Olaf Henkel has warned the idea, if taken to its natural conclusion, could result in Brussels making decisions about going to war or even authorising the use of nuclear weapons.

Apr 23 10:07

Chris Vecchio – Disaster Coming in Europe

Apr 23 10:04

Hezbollah: US Iran Sanctions Amount to Aggression Against Entire World

The secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement denounced US economic sanctions against Iran, describing the punitive measures as “an act of aggression” against all world nations.

“US efforts to increase economic pressure on Iran, especially its pledge to drive the country’s oil exports to zero, will have negative repercussions and will affect the entire world, including the US itself,” Seyed Hassan Nasrallah said as he addressed his supporters via a televised speech broadcast live from the Lebanese capital Beirut on Monday evening, presstv reported.

He then called on world nations to stand up against “US arrogance”>>>

(*take it easy on him fellas , he came down from The Exoneration Euphoria . be grateful you don't live in A US Blue State , is all I can tell you !)

Apr 23 08:27

Oil Price Hits Fresh 2019 High After US Ends Waivers for Importing Iran Oil

Brent crude oil price on Tuesday rose to its highest level this year, just hours after Washington decided not to renew waivers that allow eight countries to buy Iranian oil without facing the United States' punishment.
Brent, the international oil benchmark, rose 0.8 percent to $74.64 in early European trading on Tuesday, adding to gains on Monday to reach its highest level since early November.

On Monday, West Texas Intermediate (WTI), the US marker, crude futures hit their highest level since October 2018 at $65.95 per barrel before edging back to $65.89, which was still up 0.5 percent from their last settlement. On Tuesday, West Texas Intermediate increased 0.9 per cent to $66.13.

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Apr 23 07:05

US Decision on Iran's Oil Exports May Destroy Nuclear Deal

The European Union regrets the United States' decision to halt waivers on sanctions against importers of Iranian oil, which may undermine the success of the nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Spokesperson for EU Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Maja Kocijancic said on Tuesday.

"We regret yesterday's announcement by the US not to renew all waivers. This further risks undermining the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action… . We, as the European Union, will continue to abide by the JCPOA as long as Iran continues the full and effective implementation of its nuclear-related commitments," Kocijancic told reporters.

Iran has warned Europeans, as the main beneficiaries of the agreement with the Islamic republic, that the nuclear deal between Tehran and the world powers will be in danger if European countries fail to fulfill their pledge to ease the US pressures and allow the Islamic Republic to reap the economic benefits of the deal.

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(*we're giving EU residents the same treatment were giving Venezuela, and apparently , our own Blue States )

Apr 19 11:15

Spain: Election Authority Bans Anti-Mass Migration Populists from TV Debates

The populist leader vowing to “make Spain great again” has been axed from the only televised debate confirmed ahead of the election later this month.
The Atresmedia network was ordered to drop Vox leader Santiago Abascal from its debate after Spain’s Central Election Board ruled his appearance would not be “proportional” to votes cast for the party at elections in 2015, when the then only recently formed party failed to win representation in the national parliament.

Since then however, Vox has enjoyed a huge political breakthrough, becoming the third largest party at elections in Andalucia in December when it gained 11 per cent of the vote and 12 seats — far outperforming predictions it would win just five seats.

Now the party faces being excluded from an election debate for a vote where some polls predict they could finish in third place nationally, potentially becoming an important faction in the Spanish parliament and even a player in a future coalition government.

Apr 19 11:13

‘No Chance Whatsoever’: Democrat Speaker Pelosi Contradicts Trump, Slams UK-U.S. Brexit Trade Deal

Democrat Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said there will be “no chance whatsoever” of a UK-U.S. trade deal after Brexit if Britain leaving the European Union impacts the British-Irish border.

Speaking ahead of a trip to Ireland and the United Kingdom, NancyPelosi said: “first of all it is very hard to pass a trade bill in the Congress of the United States, so [it isn’t a] given any way,” she claimed.

“[B]ut if there were any weakening of the Good Friday accords, there would be no chance whatsoever, a non-starter for a U.S.-UK trade agreement.”

Apr 19 10:51

Austria warns of new massive migration wave to Europe this spring

Austrian Interior Minister Herbert Kickl recently sent a letter to the EU commission, warning of a renewed migrant crisis and calling for immediate preventative measures to be taken.

He cited that a huge number of migrants from Turkey will be heading to Europe once the weather improves.

Kickl stated in the letter that a there is an imminent crisis as he believes plans are ongoing for a large-scale migration from Turkey to Europe.

Based on the data released by the European Police Authority Europol, tens of thousands of migrants are already in the region, including 60,000 in Greece, another 5,000 in Bosnia-Herzegovina and another 5,000 in Serbia.

Apr 18 10:01

Will the West allow the construction of railroads linking the Gulf and the Mediterranean?

While the United States and their allies have deliberately created famine conditions in North Korea, then in Sudan, in Tunisia, and now in Yemen, they are also beginning to drag Syria down into starvation. The only way of avoiding this situation is by relaunching the regional economy, which collapsed during the wars in Iraq and Syria. Two projects for railroads are currently in competition – the first intended to develop the region, the second to divide it. Are the Westerners behaving like human beings, or are they pursuing their dream of world domination?

Apr 17 19:12

Splinternet: EU Censorship Ramps Up With ACTA 2, While UK Passes Terror Law, Porn Law, and Introduces First Internet Regulation Agency

By Aaron Kesel

Across Europe, MEPs voted successfully to redesign the Internet with a censorship directive disguised as a copyright proposal, while the UK itself passed a horrifying terror bill that will make it illegal to watch any “terrorist propaganda” (not clearly defined) which carries sentencing of 15 years, an age restriction porn law and introduced the world’s first Internet regulation safety agency.

Apr 16 09:21

Russia replaces Venezuelan crude on European markets

European refiners are switching to Russian sour grades as US sanctions have shrunk Venezuela’s similar-grade exports, Reuters reports, adding that the Russian sour crude is getting increasingly expensive.

Citing sources from the trading industry, Reuters says the situation has been made worse by the fact that OPEC members have cut mainly their output of heavier, more sour grades under the OPEC+ agreement aimed at stimulating a price rise.

US crude is not an alternative as it is overwhelmingly light and sweet, while refineries in Europe are equipped to process heavier grades as well as light ones to make refined products.

Apr 16 08:39

Italian banking major to pay hefty US fine for Iran sanctions-busting

European subsidiaries of Italy’s biggest bank UniCredit have pleaded guilty to US charges of violating sanctions against Iran and other countries. The lender has agreed to pay $1.3 billion to settle the six-year probe.

UniCredit’s units in Germany, Austria and Italy admitted to illegally moving of hundreds millions of dollars via the US financial system on behalf of sanctioned entities, according to the US Treasury Department. The violations reportedly included sanctions programs against weapons of mass destruction proliferation.

Apr 16 08:23

Pope’s possible successor says mass migration is in reality an invasion and will lead to the extinction of Europe if not stopped

Robert Sarah, an African cardinal who serves as the head of the Vatican’s liturgy office, is often named in traditionalist circles as their hope to one day succeed Pope Francis.

Those who seek to use the Bible to promote migration are pushing a “false” interpretation of the scriptures, Cardinal Sarah said in a new interview with French publication Valeurs Actuelles.

He also branded mass migration a “new form of slavery”.

The cardinal has frequently made waves with his more conservative stances on liturgical practices, Islam, migration and other issues.

Those positions were on full display in the French article, in which Sarah, from Guinea, blasted priests and bishops who “say fuzzy things, vague, imprecise, to escape criticism, and they marry the stupid evolution of the world”.

Apr 16 08:22

Moscow: Cooperation Between Russia And NATO Completely Over

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Aleksandr Grushko said on Monday that Moscow sees no sign that NATO knows how to get out of the impasse in relations with Russia.

According to the deputy minister, the cooperation between Russia and NATO in the civil and military area has completely ended.

“NATO itself has given up the positive agenda in relations with Russia, which does not exist and for the moment there are no signs that NATO knows how to get out of this impasse,” he said.

However, the deputy minister detailed that Russia continues to maintain military contacts with certain countries of the alliance

Apr 11 12:50

Xi Jinping in Italy: It’s the Ports!

To the concern of Germany, France, Holland and other EU countries, Italy’s coalition has just signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China to join China’s Belt Road Initiative, the so-called New Economic Silk Road. Italy is the only industrial G7 country so far to opt in to the BRI. The China dealhas the potential to change the geopolitics of not only the EU but also most of the world. It’s about who controls which major maritime ports of world commerce.

While much attention has focused on the role of high-speed rail infrastructure as the backbone of the ambitious China BRI project, little attention has been so far given to what may be a far more strategic geopolitical development in China’s BRI, namely China’s ability to own or control the most vital ports of Asia, of Africa, major parts of Latin America and now,evidently, of the European Union.

Apr 11 10:36

Brexit DELAYED until October as EU unity SHATTERS at summit - Juncker ‘furious’ at Macron

Mr Macron was accused of breaking “EU unity” as he completely split away from the EU majority pushing Britain into a lengthy Brexit delay. European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker was “absolutely furious” with the French President, a diplomatic source told Express.co.uk. The source said: “France went on its own and has broken EU unity, that really surprises us.”

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