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Apr 27 10:04

Macron’s Mission to Washington: Protect French Business Interests With Iran? Trump’s Intent to Jeopardize the Iran Nuclear Deal?

Now though, European companies like Total may see their Iranian business deals become immediately jeopardised due to Donald Trump’s clearly stated intention to either amend or withdraw from the JCPOA. Making matters more complex, Tehran has vowed that it will not accept any ex-post-facto revisions of the JCPOA, not least because according to the International Atomic Energy Agency, United Nations, Russia, China, the EU, Germany, France and Britain, Iran remains fully compliant with the original deal. The United States and “Israel” remain alone in challenging Iran’s compliance and have done so for obvious geopolitical rather than objective reasons.

Apr 27 10:00

Prague Waiter Beaten Unconscious by Culture-Enrichers

Criminal investigators in Prague are looking for a group of seven men, apparently foreigners, who attacked a waiter in the garden of a restaurant in Vladislavova Street on Saturday evening. The man ended up in very serious condition at the Intensive Care Unit and underwent head surgery. The culprits could face up to ten years in jail for grievous bodily harm and disturbing the peace.

On their website, the police have published photos of all the assault suspects as well as video of the attack, which took place at a small square near the Quadrio shopping centre. You can find the shots at the end of this article.

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Apr 27 09:58

Norwegian Businessman Alleges Entrepreneurs Get 'Pressed' to Spy on Russia

A Norwegian executive, who was arrested in Russia and expelled from the country for a decade over suspicions of espionage, has claimed that Norway's intelligence service has a habit of recruiting businessmen to become informants in Russia, which, he suggested, has a negative effect on bilateral relations.

Atle Berge, the director of the concrete manufacturer Ølen Betong, who was arrested by Russia's security service FSB and banned from the country for 10 years, has accused the Norwegian intelligence service (E-tjenesten) for corrupting his business in the neighbor country, national broadcaster NRK reported.

Berge claimed having been approached by E-tjenesten alongside fellow co-workers. Although he claimed to have declined the offer, which, by his own admission, involved "a certain pressure," he was nevertheless expelled from Russia.

Apr 27 09:54

US Significantly Boosts Offensive Forces in EU, Preps for War With Russia

While the world's attention is riveted on Syria, the US is significantly boosting its forces in Europe. And these are not just divisions streaming in to take part in some exercises that will leave once those are over. This is a serious buildup to create a potentially offensive posture. The beefing up of the US forces is taking place amid preparations for a Russia-US summit. That’s a rather peculiar background for the event, to put it mildly!

Apr 27 09:50

BREXIT THREAT: Barnier rules out bespoke deal and says EU doesn’t need London to prosper

MICHEL BARNIER has laid down his latest warning by insisting the European Union doesn’t need the United Kingdom as he travels across the remaining 27 members to discuss Brexit.

Apr 27 09:18

Migrants VS European Youth in French Alps

Apr 26 10:50

Romania leader skips corruption hearing by visiting Israel

Romania's top politico dodges hearing on corruption charges against him by going on a surprise visit to Israel, seemingly at Netanyahu’s behest; the Israeli premier, meanwhile, welcomes Romania's willingness to move its embassy to Jerusalem.

Apr 26 10:47

Britain threatens REVENGE on EU after Brussels set to BLOCK UK from major project

BRITAIN could launch its own satellite navigation system to rival the EU’s Galileo project after being snubbed by Brussels in a major Brexit security row.

The European Commission wants to block UK access to secure parts of the project once it leaves the block in a growing storm over Europe’s most sensitive information

Brexit Secretary David Davis is said to be “furious” over the commission’s stance after negotiators held frosty discussions with their EU counterparts in Brussels last week.

A senior UK government official said: “They’re playing hardball. We’re looking at a range of options, but unless they back down, we will withdraw from Galileo.

Apr 26 10:45

WHOSE SIDE ARE THEY ON? Fury as EU states BLOCK Britain from hitting Russia with sanctions

BRITAIN has been prevented from slapping Russia with a raft of tough sanctions by a small number of rebel European Union states.

The UK, along with the majority of other EU member states, are determined to send Russia a warning after the attempted poisoning of former spy Sergei Skirpal and the suspected chemical attack in Syria.

But a handful of rebel EU states is blocking the rest from issuing sanctions against the increasingly erratic Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

The shock block was revealed today by Chancellor Philip Hammond, who told MPs of his frustration at the “varying degrees of appetite” for tough action during a meeting of the Commons Treasury Select Committee today.

Apr 26 09:58

LONDON is a no go zone?

Apr 26 07:05

As UK Govt Kills Alfie Evans, Time To Examine The Catholic Catechism On 'Legitinate Defense' Of Life

It's very clear, Christians are not required to merely sit by and submit as they or their families are murdered at the hand of a corrupt tyrannical state. Matter of fact, preservation of one's life is a "grave duty." The catechism slso covers allowable "armed resistance to oppression by political authority." 2264: "...Someone who defends his life is not guilty of murder even if he is forced to deal his aggressor a lethal blow.. Nor is it necessary for salvation that a man omit the act of moderate self-defense to avoid killing the other man, since one is bound to take more care of one's own life than of another's. 2265 Legitimate defense can be not only a right but a grave duty for one who is responsible for the lives of others..."

Apr 26 04:32

Donbass Shelled Under NATO Command

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Earlier today, Fort Russ published an op-ed by Russell Bentley, who revealed that a new offensive is about to begin on the Donbass in early May.

Apr 25 16:19

Russia ready to build another pipeline & provide Europe with as much gas as it needs

Gazprom, Russia’s leading natural gas producer, says it's ready to supply as much blue fuel as Europe wants. The company is ready to build the Nord Stream 3 pipeline, if necessary.

"We have proven reserves, we have transport, we are building new transport routes. If Europe is ready… I do not rule out new gas transportation projects – Nord Stream 3, for example," said Gazprom Deputy Chairman of the Management Committee Aleksandr Medvedev in an interview with the Rossiya 24 TV channel.

Apr 25 15:05

Macron: 'We must create a new world order based on Globalism we must not fear change"

Emmanuel Macron breaks record, promotes New World Order 7 times during speech while denouncing Nationalism inside our own congress.

Apr 25 10:36

Kidnapping for Profit

Apr 25 10:27

Finland's flirtation with "free" money for the jobless to end

Finland's government has decided not to continue its year-old experiment offering citizens a universal basic income -- or money for nothing -- beyond the two year trial. In January 2017, Finland became the first country in Europe to pay some of its unemployed citizens a basic monthly income, amounting to 560 euros ($587), in the unique social experiment aimed at cutting government red tape, reducing poverty and boosting employment.

On Tuesday, it emerged that the government had decided to stop making the payments to the 2,000 randomly picked citizens chosen as subjects in the experiment from January 2019. The government denied a request from its own social benefits agency, KELA, to expand the program.

Apr 25 09:25

A Furtive Glance At Washington's Ongoing War Preparations Against Russia

While the world's attention is riveted on Syria, the US is significantly boosting its forces in Europe. And these are not just divisions streaming in to take part in some exercises that will leave once those are over. This is a serious buildup to create a potentially offensive posture. The beefing up of the US forces is taking place amid preparations for a Russia-US summit. That’s a rather peculiar background for the event, to put it mildly!

Apr 25 08:18

Erdogan Pays Tribute to Armenian Victims on Genocide Remembrance Day

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid tribute Tuesday to the Armenians who died in the Ottoman Empire during World War I on the occasion of the international Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day.

"Once again, I remember with respect the Ottoman Armenians who lost their lives, and offer my sincere condolences to their children and descendants. On this occasion, I also pray for God’s grace and mercy on millions of Ottoman citizens we lost due to contagious diseases, migration, war and clashes during the same period," Erdogan said in a message to the religious ceremony held in the Armenian Patriarchate, obtained by Sputnik.

Apr 25 05:12

EU to mobilize €3 bln for Syrians in Turkey in coming two years

The European Union will mobilize additional €3 bln for Syrians in Turkey in the coming two years, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said at a UN-EU donor conference in Brussels on Wednesday. "For Syrians in Turkey, the European Union and member states will uphold their commitments and mobilize additional €3 bln in the coming two years," she said. According to Mogherini, the EU has so far devoted almost €11 bln to the Syrian people, both inside Syria and in the region. She added that the EU had "a very strict way of delivering aid that reaches the people." A two-day international donor conference on Syria, which opened in Brussels on April 24, involves representatives of more than 85 countries and organizations.

Apr 24 16:37

May's Brexit promises dealt a blow as the Government's spending watchdog says Britain will still have to pay the £37bn divorce bill even if the UK does not strike a trade deal with the EU

Britain will still have to pay the £37billion Brexit divorce bill even if the country does not strike a trade deal with the EU, the chief of the Government's spending watchdog today said.

Sir Amyas Morse, controller of the National Audit Office, said the withdrawal agreement would become legally binding as soon as it became law.

His remarks are a blow for Theresa May who has said she will not pay Brussels the money if it denies Britain a post Brexit trade deal.

But Sir Amyas told the Commons Treasury select committee that most of the money is tied to the two-year transition period - so will still have to be paid even if no future deal is struck

Apr 24 14:24

US Significantly Boosts Offensive Forces in EU, Preps for War With Russia

While the world's attention is riveted on Syria, the US is significantly boosting its forces in Europe. And these are not just divisions streaming in to take part in some exercises that will leave once those are over. This is a serious buildup to create a potentially offensive posture. The beefing up of the US forces is taking place amid preparations for a Russia-US summit. That’s a rather peculiar background for the event, to put it mildly! The 4th Combat Aviation Brigade and the 4th Infantry Division will deploy to Europe as part of its Operation Atlantic Resolve. Based in Germany, the forces will participate in multiple exercises, most of which will be held very near the Russian border in Poland, Hungary, Romania, and the Baltic States. The Army is considering deploying an entire division in a Reforger type of exercise, with troops coming over to use the pre-positioned hardware. Those forces could potentially see a surge, with a division-level deployment in late 2018 or 2019.

Apr 24 14:04

Curious Game By Tirana: Albania Is A Puppet Of The US

The construction of the naval base for the United States or for NATO was proposed by Albanian Defense Minister Olta Xhacka to her American counterpart during her official visit to the United States. According to the Albanian minister, the two countries should send a strong message to the international community that Albania and the Western Balkans are in the West and that the basic principles and values ??shared by the two countries should be protected. In order to strengthen and consolidate Albania’s orientation towards the West, the minister proposed the construction of a naval base that would be used either by NATO or the United States, or by both, establishing the US presence in Albania. Among the threats that disturb Albania is Russia’s attempt to penetrate the region and strengthen its influence through its secret services, investment and promotion through the media.

Apr 24 13:25

Poland defends its airspace with the help of Soviet systems made during the 1940s

Polish officials said that in the event of a "war with Russia," the country would use Soviet weapons to defend itself against Russian missiles and aircraft. The Polish army still has Soviet-made S-60 anti-aircraft systems developed in the 1940s. The Polish military also use ZU-23-2, adopted in the USSR in 1960. Nevertheless, Poland is expecting to receive USA's Patriot missiles, which will be difficult to integrate with the existing air defence system of Poland. Polish Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz announced the agreement on the supply of Patriot air defence systems in Poland in early July.

Apr 24 11:38

US, EU States Agree on Conditions to Preserve Iranian Nuclear Deal - Reports

The United States, Germany, France and the United Kingdom have agreed on the conditions under which Washington will remain committed to the Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), media reported Tuesday.

Under the new agreements, the European and US sides decided that they needed to threaten Iran with new sanctions because of its missile tests and regional policy, but the JCPOA itself would not be altered, according to the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper.

A Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was reached concerning Iran's nuclear program in Lausanne, Switzerland, June 2015.

The media also noted citing diplomatic sources that the negotiations had not finished yet.

Trump has repeatedly criticized the JCPOA – negotiated by the previous US President Barack Obama's administration – as being perhaps the worst deal in US history and threatened to withdraw Washington from the deal if it was not amended

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Translation: the US is attempting to use sanctions against Iran for issues which have absoflippinglutely NOTHING to do with the JCPOA, as a way of getting Iran to back out of the deal entirely, thus making the Iranian government look like "the bad guy" to do so, when it will potentially be US sanctions which have caused this.

The only problem is, this is so brazenly idiotic, that the entire world can see what the US is attempting to do here, and has utterly no respect for these sanctions.

Apr 24 09:40

Soft Brexit Warning: Iceland’s Independence ‘Nuisance’ to Expansionist EU

Iceland’s independence is viewed as a “nuisance” by the European Union (EU) as it pushes to become an integrated superstate and pressures the Nordic nation to accept more and more of the bloc’s rules and regulations.
The comments were made by Bjarni Benediktsson, Iceland’s finance minister, who explained how they are battling to protect their national interests from “deeper integration” and the EU’s push to force them to bow to additional rules on energy and food standards.

Although not an EU member state, Iceland, along with Norway, is inside the Single Market and tied to many of the bloc’s rules thanks to membership of the European Economic Area (EEA) agreement.

It submits to the European Free Trade Area (Efta) court, which is informed by case law established by European Court of Justice (ECJ) rulings, and is subjected to open borders and mass migration.

Apr 24 09:39

EU to Cut Funds to Patriotic Nations, Allocate Cash on ‘Values’ Basis, Including Accepting Mass Migration

Brussels is set to divert tens of billions of euros in EU cash away from patriotic eastern and central states under budget reform plans that would link funding to the bloc’s ‘values’ which include mass migration.

According to proposals seen by the Financial Times, the European Commission is planning to shift the criteria for distributing cohesion programme funds away from GDP per capita towards so-called ‘EU values’.

Under the post-2020 EU budget laid out in the draft document, the €350bn funding pot aimed at developing the bloc’s weaker economies in the bloc, appears under a new title of “cohesion and values”.

Apr 24 09:35

'Astonishing' Lords deliver May another Brexit DEFEAT as peers DEMAND EU legislation

THERESA May has suffered a fresh setback to her Brexit plans after the House of Lords dealt the Government another defeat on crunch withdrawal legislation.

House of Lords peers voted by 316 to 245 in favour of enshrining the EU's Charter of Fundamental Rights into UK law in defiance of opposition from ministers.

The Government is now expected to try to overturn the reversal in a Commons vote next month.

Ministers had warned that a proposed amendment to the Government's EU Withdrawal Bill would enshrine "a body of foreign law" onto Britain's statute book.

Apr 24 07:44

DOMINIC LAWSON: This shabby plot to keep Britain a captive state of the vengeful EU must be crushed

Plots are meant to be secret. But just because some political manoeuvres are in plain sight, it doesn’t make them less insidious. That is true of the co-ordination between those members of Parliament who want to turn Brexit into a sham and the European Commission’s negotiating team, who have the same purpose.

The way pro-Remain MPs have set out their determination to force the UK to remain in a customs union with the EU, at exactly the same time as Brussels has rejected Theresa May’s plans for a frictionless border between Ireland and the UK post-Brexit, has all the precision of dressage. And it is Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, who is holding the reins.

Last December the Prime Minister broke the negotiating deadlock with the EU by agreeing that, come what may, there should be no hard border between the North and South of Ireland.

Apr 24 07:39

By Billing Russia 'Terror Sponsor' US Wants to Lay Hands on Europe – Think Tank

Republican senator Cory Gardner is championing a legislative initiative to determine whether Russia should be billed a "state sponsor of terrorism." Radio Sputnik discussed this with Manuel Ochsenreiter, director of the German Center for Eurasian Studies and editor-in-chief of the German news magazine "ZUERST!"

Apr 24 07:37

EU at war? Tensions rise as Brussels plans to shift BILLIONS from Eastern Europe to Spain

WARSAW and Budapest are expected to lose out on MASSIVE amounts of cash as Brussels proposes to move tens of billions of euros in EU funding away from central and Eastern Europe to the countries worse hit by the financial crisis, such as Spain and Greece.

Apr 24 07:35

Germany attacks Macron for having NO IDEAS to boost eurozone - ‘this could get messy’

EMMANUEL Macron’s time as the European Union’s golden boy has well and truly passed with even Germany losing patience with the struggling French president.

Apr 24 07:15

Republika Srpska's (part of Bosnia and Herzegovina) president comments on cooperation with Russia

Republika Srpska was not considering the possibility of joining any union. According to Republika Srpska’s President Milorad Dodik, "it is a principled position." While speaking about relations with NATO, Dodik said that "all state agencies and public figures in Republika Srpska are determined to pursue a policy of neutrality towards NATO." "Cooperation between Republika Srpska and Russia cannot depend on interaction with other countries," he said, adding that Republika Srpska’s ties with the European Union could not damage its cooperation with Russia in areas of mutual interest.

Apr 24 07:00

Russia opposes Bosnia and Herzegovina’s accession to NATO

Russia calls against militarization of European countries, including the accession of Bosnia and Herzegovina to NATO, Federation Council (upper house) Speaker Valentina Matviyenko said on Tuesday after meeting with President of Republika Srpska Milorad Dodik. "Russia’s position is consistent, open and clear: we oppose NATO’s expansion into Europe and are against militarization of European countries and creation of division lines. We believe this worsens the security situation on the European continent," Matviyenko said answering a question about Russia’s stance on Bosnia and Herzegovina’s accession to NATO...

Apr 23 18:00

Another person accused of being ‘Russian troll’ by Times newspaper for non-mainstream views

Another day, another troll accusation – Twitter user Citizen Halo has taken to social media to lash out at the MSM after a hit piece suggested that she was not a “Finnish activist,” but actually a Russian troll.

Calling her motives and, apparently, location into question, in an article headlined “Skripal trolls mobilised to spread ‘news’ of bombings,” reporters for the Times queried the legitimacy of a person who could question the accepted narrative on both the Skripal poisoning and the recent strikes on Syria.

“If you read this smear piece of me from the Times, you find the source of false info that us (sic) accused are allegedly ‘Russian trolls’ came from Atlantic Council’s Ben Nimmo. Bellingcat’s Higgins is his collegue (sic),” Citizen Halo said.

Apr 23 12:40

The Truth About The "Multicultural" Invasion Of Sweden

Immigration is an issue that causes tempers to flare. Many Americans want our borders to be firmly closed to outsiders, especially if those outsiders are brown. Having lived in and been welcome in another country, and having brought my children to the United States, obviously, I’m pro-immigration.

But only to a point.

Europe has opened their doors generously but now, they are filled with areas of high risk and looming flashpoints. Let’s take a look at what has happened in Sweden, where unchecked immigration has created a public safety crisis.

The crime in Malmo and Stockholm has skyrocketed. You can read about it in these articles:

Violent crime in Sweden is soaring

Hand grenades and violence rattle Sweden’s middle class

Violence against women has also increased dramatically.

According to the Swedish Crime Survey, compared to 2015, attempted rape against girls 15 – 17 was up 46 percent in 2016.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With many so-called"sanctuary cities" in the US, we have seen a huge uptick in crime as well, although the alleged news media in this country doesn't want to admit it.

Apr 23 10:55

In Surprise Twist, Europe Now Pushing Trump Administration To Ease Russian Sanctions

Something strange happened in the days immediately preceding Trump's airstrikes on Syria: first Germany, then Italy, refused to join the US-led effort, which ultimately also included the UK and France. Commenting on this curious split within the European core, we said that "there are at least two European nations who remember that when it gets cold in the winter, there is one country they call to provide the natural gas they need for heating. Russia"

Apr 23 09:44

German MPs want Moscow back in G8, say peace in Europe possible ‘only with Russia’

The West should resume meaningful dialog with Moscow on all major international issues, and Russia should be invited to return to the G7, German opposition lawmakers say.

“If the West seriously intends to engage in a constructive dialog with Russia, it would be the right moment to do it now,” the head of the parliamentary faction of the Left Party, Sahra Wagenknecht, told DPA news agency. She added that the G7 group should once again become the G8.

Apr 23 09:10

Armenia Prevents Up To 150 Bombs Going Off

Armenian authorities have prevented a series of terrorist attacks and the detention of citizens who planned to organize over a hundred explosions on the territory of the republic. According to the Armenian National Security Service (SNB), the criminal group was created by two citizens of Armenia associated with the convicted oppositionist Zhirayr Sefilyan, and the group “Sasna Tsrer”, who seized the building of the patrol and guard service in Yerevan in 2016.

It is reported that the criminals were going to arrange terrorist attacks, placing 100-150 homemade explosive devices in public spaces, which are controlled remotely. In particular, explosions were planned at Freedom Square in Yerevan, in the Dalma Garden Mall shopping mall and the entertainment center, under vehicles and bridges, and in residential buildings “to create an atmosphere of fear and illegal pressure on public authorities.”

Apr 23 08:25

Expert reveals WHEN Britain's trade with the Commonwealth will BEAT the EU

AN INDIAN expert and broadcaster has revealed how long it will take for Britain's trade with the 52 Commonwealth countries to surpass its trade with the EU - and it will not please Brexiteers.

Ashis Ray told BBC Dateline that it could take a century before Britain's trade with the Commonwealth is stronger than its trade with the European Union.

The Indian expert and broadcaster also raised the possibility that this scenario may in fact "never happen" due to global competition.

This prediction follows the Commonwealth summit, CHOGM, which took place in London over five days this week.

Theresa May claimed that Britain will put the Commonwealth at the centre of its post-Brexit policy as the country looks to bolster its global trade ties.

Apr 23 08:25

EU DEBT BOMBSHELL: Merkel tells German savers 'you're LIABLE' if Eurozone fails

CHANCELLOR Angela Merkel has sounded a chilling warning to German savers by telling them they will end up footing the bill if the Eurozone fails.

Mrs Merkel, who has abandoned her opposition to a common European deposit insurance aimed at offering protection across the bloc, told reporters at a press conference in Berlin that her countrymen will be liable in the event of it hitting the rocks.

Speaking alongside French President Emmanuel Macron, she said: "We are also ready to create a joint deposit insurance system in perhaps not the immediate, but more distant future.

“We do want liability and risks to be kept together.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So the attitude in Germany (as it is in the US) is "Fuck the people to save the banks!"

Apr 23 08:20

Austrian Politician on EU-Russia Sanctions: 'The Negative Circle Must Be Broken'

Russia's Crimea is hosting the 2018 Yalta Economic Forum. The event is being held just a few weeks after several European nations decided to expel Russian diplomats and to follow Washington’s lead in toughening sanctions against Moscow. Austria wasn’t among the «hardliners». Sputnik sat down with Detlef Wimmer – the deputy mayor of Austria’s Linz.

Apr 23 01:22

Knife control movement crosses Atlantic

“At least in the United States, we still recognize that the individual citizen has the right to defend himself or herself from violent crime. In Great Britain, apparently it’s not that way anymore.”

Apr 22 08:13

How EU pretends not to see Israel’s calculated slaughter in Gaza

Why is the European Union pretending not to see how Israel is deliberately killing civilians in the occupied Gaza Strip?

On Friday, Israel killed four more unarmed protesters, including 14-year-old Muhammad Ayyoub, and injured hundreds more.

This brought to more than 30 the number of Palestinians killed by Israel in its violent suppression of the Great March of Return rallies that began on 30 March and are planned to continue until Nakba Day, the 15 May commemoration of the 1948 ethnic cleansing of Palestine.

The victims include four children and a journalist.

Thousands more have been injured, more than 1,600 by live ammunition that has caused devastating injuries likely to leave them with lifelong disabilities.

Two weeks ago, the International Criminal Court chief prosecutor warned Israeli leaders that they could end up on trial for this violence against civilians.

Apr 21 09:43

Macron and the federalists are losing Europe’s battle of ideas

This week, Emmanuel Macron travelled to Strasbourg to address the European Parliament for the first time. After entering the halls on a red carpet, “King Emmanuel,” as he was dubbed by Politico, delivered another enthusiastic speech in favour of radical reform of the European Union and showed once again that he is an unabashed supporter of more EU integration.

He called for deep monetary and fiscal reforms, especially on the budget, for a digital tax, and much more – and suggested that those who disagreed with him should leave the building (how enlightened): “If you don’t like the European Parliament, you should have run in other elections!” he declared.

At the same time, however, it seems as if the tide is slowly turning against EU federalists like Macron, Juncker, and Verhofstadt, and that a more realistic approach to today’s problems is taking hold.

Apr 21 09:42

CZEXIT puts Brussels on alert: Anti-EU party surge threatens to TOPPLE Czech leadership

MOUNTING eurosceptic pressure in the Czech Republic has threatened to bring down the caretaker government and trigger fresh elections, amid a resurgent anti-EU party that has called for a referendum on bloc membership.

Apr 21 09:40

EU presents (nearly) united front against China’s ‘unfair’ Belt and Road Initiative

Relations between China and Europe could face uncertainty as EU member states try to build a united front against Beijing’s “Belt and Road Initiative”, observers said.

Twenty-seven out of 28 EU ambassadors in Beijing, with Hungary the only exception, are reported to have signed a document denouncing the global infrastructure project for hampering free trade and giving an advantage to Chinese companies.

The Europeans’ concerns may overshadow an upcoming summit between China and the EU, scheduled for July, as the bloc has expressed increasing concern about Beijing’s influence over the continent.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

China is investing its money in infrastructure while the west "invests" their money on wars. So, today the west has a bunch of expensive cratered fields, China has the one road one belt, and the EU is screaming "That's not FAIR!"

Apr 21 09:22

EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK TO DEUTSCHEBANK: SIMULATE A CRISIS

With all the Syria and Skripal goings-on, you may have missed this one, and it's a biggie. This article was brought to my attention by Mr. L.G.R., and it's one of those that invites "careful reading between the lines." The story? The European Central Bank (based in Frankfurt), has ordered Deutsche Bank (also based in Frankfurt), to prepare a "crisis scenario":

ECB Tells Deutsche Bank To Simulate A "Crisis Scenario"

Now, I have no doubt that banks, corporations, government finance ministries and regulatory agencies probably run such games and scenarios all the time. It's the financial equivalent of a wargame, and this, indeed, is what we're being reassured of here, toward the end of the article:

Apr 21 09:21

World Cup BOMBSHELL: EU Parliament demands BOYCOTT to send message to 'war criminal' Putin

EU MEPs are calling for Europe’s governments to BOYCOTT the Russia World Cup 2018 to punish Vladimir Putin for MOCKING European values.

Apr 21 09:19

ECB boss Draghi DEFIES EU ombudsman to stay member of secretive G30 lobby group

MARIO Draghi, the President of the European Central Bank will remain a member of a secretive lobby group after the bank brushed aside concerns over a possible conflict of interest and defied the EU Ombudsman.

Apr 21 08:54

Soros foundations to quit Hungary amid political hostility

George Soros’ Open Society Foundations will close their office in Budapest and move their eastern European operations to Berlin, Austria’s Die Presse newspaper reported on Thursday.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has blamed Soros, a Hungarian-born U.S. financier, for a host of ills and pushed through legislation cracking down on non-governmental organizations called the “Stop Soros” laws which drew international criticism.

Apr 21 08:42

Poland maintains fixed stance towards Palestinian rights

Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz has said that his country’s position towards Palestinian rights is “fixed” and “unchangeable,” Safa news agency reported on Friday.

Czaputowicz’s remarks came during a meeting with the ambassadors of Palestine, Morocco, Kuwait, Egypt, UAE, Algeria, Qatar, Libya, Tunis, Lebanon, Iran, Yemen and Mauritania, held in Warsaw on Thursday.

The meeting was held to discuss the mutual Polish relations with these Arab countries as Poland is currently a member of the UN Security Council.

Czaputowicz stressed that Poland is looking at the Arab world with interest and is seeking to develop relationships with Arab states.

Apr 20 15:06

ECB Is Now Preparing All Banks For The Economic Collapse

The house of lords or pushing to overturn the BREXIT, the central bankers will not allow the BREXIT to happen and they will used everything they have to stop it.

Apr 20 08:40

George Soros may close his NGO’s Budapest office amid ‘political hostility’ – report

George Soros' Open Society Foundations (OSF) may close their office in Budapest and move Eastern European operations to Germany, due to the “political hostility” it faces in Hungary, Austria’s Die Presse newspaper reported.

The office may shut down, reportedly, by the end of August and then move to Berlin or to Vienna. The report came a week and a half after Hungarian parliamentary elections, in which the conservative, anti-immigrant Fidesz party, led by Prime Minister Viktor Orban, secured a decisive victory.

In a press release on Thursday night, the Open Society Foundations neither confirmed nor denied the report, saying that it is “closely monitoring the situation” but emphasizing that, in any case, it will “remain committed to Hungary.”

Apr 19 14:44

No matter how hard George Soros & Brussels try, no illegal migrants will be admitted to Hungary – FM

Budapest will continue to uphold its strong anti-immigrant stance, despite attempts by the EU and media moguls to portray migration as a positive process and a basic “human right,” Hungary’s Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said.

“No matter how many times George Soros goes to Brussels, no matter how many times the issue of illegal immigration is placed on the agenda, and no matter how many allies George Soros has in Brussels, we will not back down. Illegal immigrants will continue to not be allowed entry into Hungary in [the] future,” the official said in a statement on Wednesday.

Apr 19 11:50

Brazil Accuses EU Of Instigating "Trade War", Threatens WTO Complaint

Brazil's agriculture minister is accusing the European Union of trying to start a trade war with South America's largest economy after it threatened to cut off imports of domestic Brazilian chicken following a food-contamination scandal Bloomberg reported.

With the European Commission set to discuss restrictions on imports from BRF, Brazil's largest packaged-food producer and leading poultry supplier, Blairo Maggi is apparently turning up the rhetoric in hopes of averting a potentially devastating export ban.

Apr 19 10:12

‘Looks like a Norwegian troll’: Bust of former Swedish PM mocked mercilessly

A newly unveiled sculpture of former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt is already drawing attention online – for its apparent likeness to a mythical Middle Earth creature.

Apr 19 09:19

Army announces upcoming deployments to Europe, Iraq, Afghanistan

Two brigades and a regiment are headed abroad in the upcoming months, according to three Wednesday releases from the Army.

The 3rd Cavalry Regiment will head to Iraq this spring, and in the summer, the 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade will head to Afghanistan while the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade heads to Europe, according to the releases.

“This brigade is no stranger to Afghanistan, as this will be our fifth rotation there since 2001,” Col. Stanley Sliwinksi, commander of the Fort Campbell, Kentucky-based 101st Sustainment Brigade, said in a release.

Apr 19 09:08

May dealt embarrassing Brexit defeat in House of Lords

The House of Lords inflicted an embarrassing defeat on Theresa May’s government on Wednesday, challenging her refusal to remain in a customs union with the EU after Brexit.

Apr 19 09:08

Scholar: Macron Pushes for EU Federal Empire, Smaller States Push Back

French President Emmanuel Macron has said that the European Union is a haven from the dangers of the world. He also called for the EU to strengthen European sovereignty in the world and claimed that France was willing to contribute more to the bloc as the UK leaves – if the union reforms in a way suitable to Paris.

Radio Sputnik discussed this with Dr. Russell Foster from the Department of European & International Studies at King’s College London.

Apr 19 08:59

George Soros Isn’t Prepared to Accept Outcome of Hungarian Election – Official

The recent parliamentary elections in Hungary yielded a victory for Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz party, known for its anti-immigrant policies and its clashes with the EU over their differing stances on the matter. In the run up to the elections, globalist George Soros was accused of meddling in Hungary’s affairs.

Hungary’s government has once again warned of the threat Mr. Soros poses to the country, with government spokesperson Zoltán Kovács telling reporters on Tuesday that Soros has not accepted the outcome of the election and will continue to meddle in the country’s affairs to suit his pro-immigrant agenda.

“The events of recent days have made it crystal clear that George Soros is not prepared to accept the result of the Hungary parliamentary election,” spokesperson Zoltán Kovács said on April 17 in Budapest.

Apr 19 08:59

NATO bases upgraded under anti-migrant guise, US nukes now stockpiled in Greece – Communist chief

The leader of the Communist Party of Greece, Dimitris Koutsoumpas, has lambasted Athens for appeasing the US and EU governments, by allowing what he claims are American nukes in the country.

In an interview with ANT1 TV, the Greek communist leader has once again claimed that there are more US and NATO military facilities in the country than is commonly known-about.

He said that the US is reportedly stockpiling its nuclear arms in Araxos Air Base, has deployed drones to Larisa air field and keeps helicopters in Alexandroupoli. In addition to the joint US-NATO Souda Bay Naval Base in Crete, the alliance’s troops are also stationed in the east of the Aegean Sea under the pretext of countering a refugee influx, the politician claims.

Apr 19 08:58

‘Mature, trust-based partnership’: Moscow & Vienna keep ties level-headed as Austria FM set to visit

A phone conversation between Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Austria’s Sebastian Kurz this week highlighted Vienna’s neutral, constructive approach towards Russia. The call came on the eve of FM Karin Kneissl’s first visit to Moscow.

During their conversation, the Austrian Chancellor and Russian President agreed that the US-led missile strikes on Syria had “aggravated” the situation in that country, and discussed ongoing humanitarian and deconfliction efforts. Writing on Twitter after the call, Kurz said that Russia was a “superpower” and “important player” in finding a peaceful resolution on the conflict. He added that Vienna would always be open to dialogue and negotiations.

Apr 19 08:40

US Sub That Attacked Syria "Not Welcome" Back To Italy

"The fact that it is the same submarine [involved in the Syria attack] further reinforces the rightness of the order... are not welcome in the port of Naples and, therefore, they are not allowed to travel through or stay..."

Apr 18 13:21

WW3 Alert: NATO Readies 35,000 Troops For Combat Amidst ‘Russia Tensions’

Citing increasing tensions with Russia, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) has begun to prepare 35,000 troops for combat. The troops will participate in the largest training exercise conducted since the end of the Cold War.

NATO commanders revealed the thousands of soldiers from 30 different countries are expected to take part in the Trident Juncture drill in Norway. Massive parts of the Scandinavian country will be impacted by the influx of around 130 warplanes and 60 warships, reported The Daily Star. Trident Juncture will be aimed at rehearsing for any potential threat posed by Russia when it kicks off in October.

The United States Marines also maintain a constant presence in Norway, with tanks and other military hardware stashed away in frozen caves.

Apr 18 12:42

Conflict Looming Between Greece And Turkey Over The Oil-Rich Imia Islets?

Yesterday the Turkish Foreign Ministry: “the rocks of Imia, their territorial waters and the airspace are exclusively under the Turkish sovereignty”... An honest answer to Ankara is given by Athens regarding Imia and the provocative announcement by the Turkish Foreign Ministry. The Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs accuses Turkey of challenging European law and makes it clear that Greek sovereignty over Imia is clear and indisputable. It also calls on Ankara to stop perversion and to reunite. “While the European Union calls on Turkey to respect European law, she answers with a provocative circumvention announcement. It repeats a flagrantly illegal position, ignoring the fact that the legal status of the Aegean is fully guaranteed by international law. The Greek sovereignty over Imia is clear and indisputable in accordance with the Lausanne Treaty of 1923, the 1930 Italian-Turkish Agreements and the 1947 Treaty of Paris.

Apr 18 12:36

European Parliament To Turkey: Release The Two Greek Soldiers You Have Held Captive

The European Parliament calls on Ankara to release Aggelos Mitretoides and Dimitris Kouklitzis, who have been imprisoned since early March in the highest security prisons in Andrianoupolis without being charged. According to a draft resolution published by Euractiv, “the European Parliament urges the Turkish authorities to complete the judicial process soon and release the two Greek prisoners and return them to Greece”.

Apr 18 12:30

Greek Protesters Try To Topple ‘Imperialist’ American President Statue Amid Clashes In Support Of Syria (VIDEO!)

Clashes erupted between police and Greek communist party (KKE) supporters in central Athens on Monday, during a rally condemning air strikes on Syria by the US, Britain and France. Protesters tried to topple a statue of former US president Harry Truman by tying ropes around it and dragging it down. Riot police responded by firing tear gas in an effort to disperse the crowd. “Today we wanted to unseat the symbol of Capitalism, which is Truman”, said member of the communist-affiliated union PAME Giorgos Perros.

Apr 18 10:44

A Conversation on Race — Paul Craig Roberts

Considering that the only slavery experienced by any living black or white person is income tax slavery, race is an issue only because it has been orchestrated as an issue along with gender and sexual preference. These divisive issues are the products of Identity Politics spawned by cultural Marxism.
But orchestrated histories are not fact-based.

The working class, designated by Hillary Clinton as “the Trump deplorables,” is now the victimizer, not the victim. Marxism has been stood on its head.
In real Marxism, conflict is class conflict. Workers and capitalists have different interests, and history is a struggle between material interests. The capitalist is the villain and the workers are the victims.

In the pseudo Marxism of Identity Politics, the white race is the villain, especially the white heterosexual male, and racial minorities, women, and homosexuals are the victims.
But orchestrated histories are not fact-based.

Apr 18 09:58

Will Armenia be the next victim of Western backed regime change?

Well meaning Armenians have no idea that their grievances are being played upon by international interests like a pawn on a global chess board

Apr 18 08:37

House of Lords to Strike Down Key Element of May’s Brexit Plan

Britain’s upper legislative house is to find itself more in agreement with the Opposition Party than the Government on Brexit.

British Prime Minister Theresa May's plans for the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union are set to receive another blow as the country's House of Lords is widely expected to vote for Britain to remain a member of the EU's Customs Union.

Apr 18 08:35

150 European Organizations Call on EU to Stop Funding Israeli Arms

Today, on the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Political Prisoners, more than 150 European trade unions, political parties, human rights organizations and faith groups from over 16 European countries have issued a call urging the EU to uphold its legal responsibilities and exclude Israeli military companies from EU Framework Programs.

This call – accompanied by a video briefing – comes at a time when at least 35 unarmed Palestinians have been shot dead by Israeli snipers during three weeks of protests at Gaza’s border with Israel.

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