Jul 25 14:42

The times they are a changing: Brexit, Trump and lots of anger

Graham Peebles argues that despite the turmoil that is breaking the sclerotic political moulds in the US, UK and elsewhere, "these are wonderful times for democracy and politics" which will lead to fundamental social and economic change.

Jul 25 09:18

'I could not articulate better what Europe needs' Hungarian PM SUPPORTS Donald Trump

The Hungarian leader linked increased security threats to increased migration and endorsed Mr Trump’s proposals to beat terrorism.

Mr Orban is known as one of Europe’s most outspoken politicians and has even recently called for a razor wire fence to be built along Hungary’s southern border to stop migrants entering.

Mr Trump wants a wall to be built along America’s border with Mexico.

Jul 25 09:17

Inferno near NATO base in Turkey, alliance insists all is well

A massive fire has erupted near a NATO base within the Buca district in Izmir, western Turkey, local media report.
NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu has denied the reports of a fire "in or near" territories hosting NATO facilities in Turkey, adding that its HQ "is fully operational."

Despite intense efforts by NATO-stationed troops to stop the fire, the rapidly-spreading flames are moving closer to the arsenal, T24 News reports. The channel also reports that possible “sabotage” is suspected.

The fire is threatening the Allied Land Command (LANDCOM) base at ?irinyer (Buca) in ?zmir, Turkey. LANDCOM is charged with improving the effectiveness and reaction time of the alliance’s land forces that when needed could respond to an international crisis.

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The creation of this fire, has, in effect, prevented NATO personnel there from being able to assist the 2,700 NATO personnel still locked down at Incerlik.

Jul 25 09:16

Paul Craig Roberts Warns "Armageddon Approaches" After German Leak

The Western public doesn’t know it, but Washington and its European vassals are convincing Russia that they are preparing to attack. Eric Zuesse reports on a German newspaper leak of a Bundeswehr decision to declare Russia to be an enemy nation of Germany.

According to a report issued on June 6th in German Economic News (Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten, or DWN), the German government is preparing to go to war against Russia, and has in draft-form a Bundeswehr report declaring Russia to be an enemy nation. DWN says: “The Russian secret services have apparently thoroughly studied the paper.

In advance of the paper’s publication, a harsh note of protest has been sent to Berlin: The head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian State Duma, Alexei Puschkow, has posted the Twitter message: ‘The decision of the German government declaring Russia to be an enemy shows Merkel’s subservience to the Obama administration.’”

Jul 25 08:48

IMF's 'Competitiveness Drive' Leaves 127,000 Greeks Earnings Under $110 Per Month

The dramatic shrinkage of Greek earnings due to recession, the explosion of unemployment and the dominance of flexible forms of employment is exposed in a new document submitted by an experts’ committee to Greek Labor Ministry. As KeepTalkingGreece reports, the document featured details wage inequality during the period 2010-2015 and exposes a new social class of workers: the Neo-Poor Greeks earning wages much less than the unemployment allowance of 360 euro.

Jul 25 08:16

Is the ECB out of Control?

Jul 25 08:13

MAPPED: The EU countries being taken to court by Brussels bureaucrats for BREAKING EU LAW

BRUSSELS bureaucrats have threatened to take almost half EU member states to court after accusing them of breaking EU law.

Jul 24 15:55

Eric Trump’s full speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention

“To whom much is given, much will be required.

“This is the very belief that made my father make this great sacrifice.
“To run for the most powerful yet unforgiving office in the world.

“There is no greater calling….

“Vote for the candidate who can’t be bought, sold, purchased, coerced, intimidated or steered from the path that is right, and just and true….

“To the veteran tuning into this speech from his or her hospital, whose been ignored and disrespected by an ungrateful system, my father is running for you….

“Vote for the one candidate who does not need this job.”

— Eric Trump, son of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, spoke Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Jul 24 15:47

Democratic convention draws thousands of protesters to Philadelphia

Thousands of demonstrators took to the sweltering streets of Philadelphia on Sunday, chanting and beating drums in the first major protests ahead of the Democratic national convention.

The group of about a dozen marchers walked on sidewalks from near the convention site up toward the Liberty Bell. One played This Land is Your Land on bagpipes as the group weaved around people eating brunch at sidewalk cafes and others walking dogs.

Jul 24 15:39

Jill Stein Just BLASTED the DNC Over Leaked Emails

“This latest revelation from WikiLeaks underscores how much the media is in bed with the DNC to circle the wagons around Hillary,” Stein told US Uncut in a phone interview. “The corruption and underhanded tactics and deception and conspiratorial efforts to silence Bernie and delegitimize him — I mean, welcome to the Green Party. This is what we’ve been up against forever.”

“The leaked DNC emails are the smoking gun that the Democratic establishment was rigging the game against Bernie the whole time,” Stein said in a press release issued by her campaign. “Instead of running the process impartially and letting the voters decide, top Democratic officials were doing all they could to ensure a Clinton victory, including collusion with journalists to present a pro-Clinton, anti-Sanders narrative.”

Jul 24 15:31

CHARMING! Mike Pence – Paul Ryan intro – Republican National Convention

Mike Pence rallies crowd behind Trump, takes on Hillary Clinton:

Hillary Clinton, Secretary of status quo, looking for another title ?


Jul 24 08:53

Calls for EU-wide gun law as Munich killer 'buys Glock 9mm on dark web'

The German government has called for EU-wide gun controls in the wake of the Munich shootings, as it emerged the teenage attacker bought a gun on the “dark web”.

One of the mysteries of the attack has been how Ali Sonboly managed to get hold of a Glock handgun and the 300 rounds of ammunition police found in his backpack.

Police now believe he bought the gun on the so-called “dark web”, an area of the internet not accessible without special software, used by criminals and paedophile networks, according to Süddeustche Zeitung newspaper.

Jul 24 08:45

With friends like Brussels, who needs enemies? EU to fine Greece for saving ship builders

BRUSSELS bureaucrats are set to fine impoverished Greece a million euros every month in revenge for its Government stepping in to save ship builders’ jobs.

Out of touch eurocrats are seeking a court order for a massive financial crackdown on the struggling country, which has been driven into third world poverty by EU policies.

They want to impose a six million euro upfront penalty on Greece’s cash-strapped government, to be followed by a daily levy of 34,974 euros.

The row has erupted because Greek ministers used taxpayers money to save the Hellenic Shipyards company in 2008, guaranteeing the jobs of more than a thousand workers.

Jul 24 07:49

UK’s Post-Brexit Future With America In Old Colonial Stomping Ground Asia, Says Academic

Britain must tie its fate more closely than ever to the US in the wake of the EU referendum – meaning the Far East will become key, an academic has claimed.

Writing in the Telegraph on Wednesday, King’s College London history and foreign policy professor John Bew said that as the delicate Brexit negotiations are carried forward the UK must prepare for its future role in Asia.

Jul 24 07:40

‘Open the border!’ Pro-refugee group tries to breach Greek-Turkish border cordon (VIDEO)

Clashes broke out in the Greek town of Kastanies as dozens of pro-refugee protesters rallied against the fence set up at the Turkish border and attempted to breach police lines. Authorities resorted to stun grenades and tear gas to stop the unruly crowd.

Jul 23 14:27

Donald Trump and the Revolt of the Proles

The Trump phenom is about economic insecurity. This isn’t about ideology, or racism, it’s about reality;

Western elites were shocked by Brexit, shocked that all their fear mongering and finger-wagging amounted to nothing. The same is true in the US, where the media’s daily attacks on Trump have failed to erode his base of support at all, in fact, they may have added to it.

That’s the reality that made Trump possible, and that’s what this election is about, economic insecurity.

Jul 23 14:22

Donald Trump Jr. Receives Standing Ovation For His Speech At RNC

Make America Work Again. “We are going to put America First.”

“Let me tell you something about “Risk.” If Hillary Clinton were elected, she’ll be the first President who could not pass a basic background check.
Hillary Clinton is a “Risk” Americans cannot afford to take.”

Jul 23 10:10

World War III in The Pipeline? US and European Allies Threaten Russia, Americans Need to Wake Up

The Western pubic doesn’t know it, but Washington and its European vassals are convincing Russia that they are preparing to attack. Eric Zuesse reports on a German newspaper leak of a Bundeswehr decision to declare Russia to be an enemy nation of Germany.

This is the interpretation that some Russian politicians themselves have put on the NATO military bases that Washington is establishing on Russia’s borders.

Washington might intend the military buildup as pressure on President Putin to reduce Russian opposition to Washington’s unilateralism. However, it reminds some outspoken Russians such as Vladimir Zhirinovsky of Hitler’s troops on Russia’s border in 1941.

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In doing a fact-check of this article, the language to be used here, when this is published, is: Concerning Moscow, Berlin is "faced with a challenge."

As reported in June of this year at

The traditionally solid relations between Russia and Germany took a turn in an uncertain new direction last week following a report in German newspaper Die Welt on June 4 that German ministries are preparing a new “white book” – the document in which the country's official security doctrine is outlined. The document states that Russia is no longer "a priority partner," as is written in the 2006 edition, but now is Germany's rival. The change in approach is due to Moscow's "violent securing of its interests" in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, its "violation of international law" and the "unilateral change of borders." "Without a fundamental change in course, in the foreseeable future Russia will be a security challenge for our continent," the document stresses. But how serious is this change in Germany's relation to Russia? ‘Regret and concern’ The Kremlin was quick to respond to the information found in the White Book, stating that the apparent change in Germany’s stance toward Russia engenders "regret and concern." "Such a position can surely lead to some kind of confrontational actions, which will not help promote mutual trust and cooperation," said Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov. Kremlin worried by reports Germany no longer sees it as partner Kremlin worried by reports Germany no longer sees it as partner Since Russia places a high value on maintaining good relations with Germany, relations that some experts believe have been "essential" since the end of the 1960s, the judgments expressed in the “white book” could not have failed to upset the Kremlin. However, Germany itself has called on Russia not to rush to conclusions. German Ambassador to Russia Rüdiger von Fritsch emphasized that the White Book still has not been published. "Let's not pay attention to propaganda," said the ambassador, not explaining, however, whose propaganda he was talking about. German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen was more precise. In her words: The new doctrine will not contain the words "rival" or "enemy." Concerning Moscow, Berlin is "faced with a challenge."

Jul 23 09:36

European Supreme Court says “Maybe” to mass surveillance of innocents

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) says that mass surveillance of innocent people may be legal in a preliminary ruling issued today. The ECJ is the highest court in the European Union, and it issues preliminary rulings by a General Advocate about six months ahead of its final ruling. Today’s preliminary ruling allows for mass surveillance on a state-by-state basis, but only when five conditions are met.

Jul 23 09:29

Naked man runs rings around three policemen through Italian town square while shouting 'praise to Allah'

Give me your tired,your poor and your buck naked crazies yearning to eat pasta!

A naked man shouting out 'praise to Allah' was filmed in a public square running rings around three police officers who struggle to catch him.
The 22-year-old man from Tunisia, who has not been named, was seen running in the nude around the Pratto della Valle Square in the city of Padua in the northern Veneto region of Italy.
He was spotted by a passing police patrol and amused onlookers watched as a game of cat and mouse unfolded.

Jul 23 09:28

We May Be at a Greater Risk of Nuclear Catastrophe Than During the Cold War

While the NATO meetings in Warsaw agreed to continue economic sanctions aimed at Russia for another six months and to station four battalions of troops in Poland and the Baltic states – along with separate US forces in Bulgaria and Poland – there was an undercurrent of dissent. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called for de-escalating the tensions with Russia and for considering Russian President Vladimir Putin a partner rather than an enemy.

Greece was not alone. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier called NATO maneuvers on the Russian border “warmongering” and “saber rattling.” French President Francois Hollande said Putin should be considered a “partner,” not a “threat,” and France tried to reduce the number of troops being deployed in the Baltic and Poland. Italy has been increasingly critical of the sanctions as well.

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I am strongly of the opinion that if internal White House and DNC polls indicate that Trump will absolutely win this election by a landslide, such a war will be generated before the election, and the US economy will be deliberately brought down as "pre-election gifts" to soon-to-be President Trump.

Jul 23 09:25

Article 50 was designed 'NEVER to be used' - says the man who wrote the EU divorce clause

THE MAN who wrote Article 50 has admitted it was NEVER supposed to be used as Britain gets set to divorce the European Union.

Giuliano Amato, a former Italian Prime Minister, claimed Britain must "lose" when it comes to finances - so they are forced to stay in the single market.

Mr Amato told a conference in Rome, he had inserted the get-out clause specifically to prevent the British from complaining that there was no clear cut, official way for them to bail out of the Union.

He said: "I wrote Article 50, so I know it well.

"My intention was that it should be a classic safety valve that was there, but never used. It is like having a fire extinguisher that should never have to be used. Instead, the fire happened.

"When it comes to the economy they have to lose.”

Jul 23 08:21


Why don’t American voters get to decide on the membership of the United States in European organizations? The United States is not a member of the EU, but it is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

So what is NATO and why should American voters want the United States to leave the organization? Why should they, if given the opportunity, vote for a NATO exit, a Nexit if you will?

Jul 23 08:03

Zurich school threatened over links to Erdogan opponent

The head of a private school in the Zurich area called the police after the school received threats on Facebook linked to the failed military coup in Turkey a week ago.

Jul 23 07:59

Will the US use a quick trade deal with Brexit Britain as an EU TTIP trojan horse?

American officials may be looking to sign a quick and easy trade deal with the UK following last month’s Brexit vote in an attempt to breathe life into the stalled TTIP agreement between the US and EU.

US attitudes towards a bilateral agreement with Britain have softened just months after President Barack Obama said Britain would “go to the back of the queue” for trade deals if it voted for Brexit.

US Secretary of State John Kerry discussed a bilateral deal with his UK counterpart, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, during a visit to London this week.

Jul 23 07:02

Britain's economy will be STRONGER after Brexit, business leaders confirm

Senior executives from sectors including banking, property and tourism said Brexit will not mean "doom and gloom" for British business but is an opportunity to stand up and show the rest of the world how strong the country is.

Jul 22 11:57

Live: Munich shooting (UTC+3)

21:37 Media say an alleged shooter may have shot himself.
21:36 Bild says Munich’s police don’t rule out that the shootings in the city were terrorist attacks.
21:17 AFP quoting police sources reports six people have been killed in the shooting.
21:16 The Bavarian Interior Ministry has dismissed media reports on three people killed in the shooting.
"The reports quoting us stand at variance with reality," it said. "We didn't release any such data."
21:01 According to the local police, the shooting started in Hanauer Strasse. Another shooting occurred in Riesstrasse. The third shooting occurred at the Olympia trade center. There're no official data on the casualties...

Jul 22 11:47

UK Economy Must Suffer Over ‘Mad’ Brexit Decision, Insists EU Divorce Clause Author

Only significant economic damage from its ‘mad’ decision to leave the EU might force Britain to change its mind, the author of the Article 50 divorce clause said. The former Italian PM added that the “safety valve” was never really intended to be used.

Jul 22 10:31


Jul 22 10:29

Events in Turkey: Reaction in the Balkans

Ankara’s presence in the Balkans has been growing since 1992, when Turkey and Albania created a military alliance, and now it can be seen in various forms – from peace-keeping forces to investment and “soft power.” With Turkey encountering difficulties in its relations with Europe, the United States and the Middle East, the Balkans is just about the only region where Turkish positions in the last 25 years have gone from strength to strength without any rollbacks (as, for instance, in relations with Russia and the European Union). On Saturday and Sunday all the republics of the former Yugoslavia, plus Bulgaria and Albania, condemned the coup, repeating the formula proposed by John Kerry and Brussels in support of the “legitimate and democratically elected” Turkish government. Each country had its own reasons for echoing the official statements. One could hardly expect anything special from Slovenia and Croatia.

Jul 22 10:28

Bob Parker: Italian Banks Need a Bailout

Jul 22 09:55

Karadzic Appeals Against Sentence

Karadzic appeals against 40 years sentence for war crimes

On Friday former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic filed an appeal against the 40 year prison sentence the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague gave him in March, the Volkskrant reports.

Karadzic stood trial for his role in atrocities committed during the Bosnian War, including the Srebrenica massacre in 1995 during which some 8,400 Muslim men and boys were slaughtered. He was also charged with genocide in seven Bosnian municipalities in the first year of the war (1992). From April of that year the Bosinan Serb army performed “ethnic cleansing” which was accompanied by mass detentions and executions of Bosnian Muslims and Croatians .

All in all Karadzic faced 11 charges – >>>

Jul 22 09:27

Dan Simpson: We never seem to learn

The misshapen priorities of President Barack Obama’s administration may have reached a climax this past weekend as he scurried around the NATO summit in Warsaw, Poland, reassuring the Estonians and other Eastern Europeans of America’s guarantee of their security, while old wounds in his own country opened wide in a growing conflict between our police and our people.

The president flew home from Europe a day early, skipping sightseeing in Seville, so he could visit Dallas, one terrible scene of the action. Gosh.

The annual NATO budget is $1 trillion. It is 17 times as large as Russia’s military budget. A lot of good could be done at home with the American lion’s share of that NATO budget, in terms of police training, urban education and improvement in the quality of housing and health care among America’s poor.

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It is NOT Vladimir Putin into who needs some "sense talked into him"; it is rather this bellicose, war-centric administration which desperately needs to have some logic surgically implanted into their collective brains.

These troops and weapons which the US and NATO have pre-positioned in Europe, and specifically to Eastern Europe, are the harbingers of a war the White House wants to see happen, to prevent the rise of the Russian economy and the ruble, post-sanctions.

They also want the war to happen to misdirect Americans' anger at the way in which the economy at home has been mismanaged to the point where the American middle class has gone nearly extinct.

And if internal Clinton and White House polls show Trump handily defeating Clinton in November, there will be a tremendous haste to bring such a war about, to hand Trump a full-going hot war and a destroyed American economy even before he takes the Oath of Office.

Such a war would be an horrific mistake, and insanity writ large, on the part of this government; the US military doesn't have the weaponry, the troop strength, the money, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia.

Jul 22 09:17

Archaeologists OVERTURN THE OFFICIAL HISTORY:, Multi story houses were built In Serbia 6000 years ago!

Thirty archaeologists and students from the region near the Corridor 10 near Paracin excavated remains of the largest Neolithic settlements in Serbia.

Primary school in Drenovac near Paracin and this summer the base archaeologists, researchers and students who more than a decade unearthing the remains of a Neolithic village near highway. They 6 hours every morning they go to the site on the right side of Corridor 10 from the direction of Paracin to Belgrade and under the protective structure-balloon working on defining two Neolithic houses, revealing the remains of the floor and the wall.

At this point, about 6,000 years ago, or 4 millennium BC, there was a real urban Neolithic city in which he lived close to 3,000 "soul". The geomagnetic recordings under the ground was discovered 600 buildings, of which at least half could be home.

Jul 22 08:26

BEX ALERT - Poland must target Kaliningrad, Moscow Metro & RT to deter Russian invasion – think tank

Russia is unpredictable and may attack the Baltic states and Poland at any moment, so Warsaw should strengthen its military and be prepared to hit the city of Kaliningrad with missiles and shut down RT, a think tank with close ties to NATO has said.

Called ‘Arming for Deterrence’, the 25-page document released by the US-based Atlantic Council says what NATO in general and Poland in particular should do to “counter a resurgent Russia.” The threat of such an attack is imminent, the report states.

Jul 22 08:22

The Real Threat to the Baltics Isn't Russia - It's Depopulation

Between ethnic Russians leaving for Russia and Balts leaving for the UK the three baltic states are emptying out - Latvia and Lithuania lost 8.3 and 11.3 percent of their residents last year alone - whole regions are on course to completely empty of people by 2050. Latvia experienced a population decline of 8.7 percent in the last year. From among the 28 members of the European Union (the United Kingdom has not yet officially left), only Lithuania has had a larger drop in the number of its residents (11.3 percent). Of the three Baltic States, Estonia alone boasted net population growth last year, equal to 2.0 percent (TVNET, July 8). According to statistical data, around 1.9 million people lived in Latvia at the beginning of 2016—which is about one-fifth less than in 1989. The number of inhabitants has increased only around the biggest cities in central Latvia as well as in the capital, Riga.

Jul 22 06:50

Corruption charges against ex-Finance Minister confirmed

Austria’s Justice Ministry is expected to announce corruption charges against the country’s former Finance Minister Karl-Heinz Grasser later today following a seven year investigation.

Jul 22 06:48

Dead in the Water: German Consumer Champion Kills Transatlantic Trade Deal

The prospect of the controversial TTIP trade deal becoming European law has been greatly diminished thanks to the efforts of veteran German consumer champion Thilo Bode.

Jul 22 06:15

Italy on the brink: Warning of Calais-style camps as migrant numbers become 'unmanageable'

ITALY is locked in a race against time to stop dozens of Calais-style camps springing up on its borders, with officials warning migrant numbers are becoming “unmanageable”.

Police are scrambling to break up pop-up encampments as more and more migrants become stranded in the country unable to travel northwards.

Jul 22 06:07

UK will reap rewards of TTIP: Brussels bureaucrat attempts to link UK to US-EU trade deal

A CONTROVERSIAL trade partnership between the European Union (EU) and the United States could benefit Britain, according to a Brussels official.

Jul 22 05:34

Poland’s Sejm passes resolution on Volhynia genocide

The lower house of the Polish parliament (Sejm) has passed a resolution describing the crimes committed by the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) and the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) against the Poles in Volhynia between 1943 and 1945 as genocide. The draft resolution was supported by 432 lawmakers, none of them voted against, and 10 abstained. The Sejm resolution "declares July 11 Day of commemoration in memory of the Poles who fell victim to the genocide committed by OUN-UPA (outlawed in Russia) and pays homage to the victims of the genocide committed by Ukrainian nationalists against citizens of the Second Polish Republic in 1943-1945. The genocide committed from 1943 to 1945 resulted in the massacres of more than 100,000 citizens of the Second Polish Republic, mostly peasants. Their exact number is still unknown, and many of them have not been buried with dignity to date.

Jul 21 18:33

Draghi Has Lost It Completely

Jul 21 13:38

Elgin Marbles Won’t Be Returned To Greece As Euro Court Throws Out First-Ever Legal Bid

The first legal bid to have the priceless Elgin Marbles returned from the UK to their native Greece has been ejected from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

Jul 21 13:07

UK Not To Begin Talks On Leaving EU In 2016: May

British Prime Minister Theresa May says her government will not begin negotiations on leaving the European Union (EU) this year.

During her first foreign trip since taking office, May told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that she needed time to prepare for a “sensible and orderly departure.”

Jul 21 10:49

The Norwegian authorities deported a 90-year-old paralyzed Russian woman

The Norwegian authorities want to expel 90-year-old Russian woman that was taken from the Russian nursing home by her family. The pensioner Zinaida Sokolova lives in Tromsø with the only daughter and granddaughter, but the country's leadership decided to send the woman back to RF during the week. There is no one to take care of the pensioner in Russia. Besides, relatives are afraid that the grandmother would not survive the journey. She's partially paralyzed and can not walk. She requires constant care, but her daughter does not even consider a medical facility. The daughter wants to take care of her mother. However, the decision of the Norwegian Directorate of immigration does not allow her to do it. "All we want is to take care of my grandmother who needs help, – quotes RIA Novosti words of the granddaughter of the elderly Russians. – We don't need nurses, money, we just want to take care of her worthy old age".

Jul 21 10:25

Switzerland: What’s in a Handshake?

Sometimes it’s the little things that are most telling. In Switzerland it has long been customary for students to shake the hands of their teachers at the beginning and end of the school day. It’s a sign of solidarity and mutual respect between teacher and pupil, one that is thought to encourage the right classroom atmosphere. Justice Minister Simonetta Sommaruga recently felt compelled to further explain that shaking hands was part of Swiss culture and daily life.

Jul 21 08:55

45 Injured as Protesters Clash With Police in Armenia’s Capital

The number of injured during clashes between protesters and police in the Armenian capital has gone up to 45, the country’s Health Ministry informs.

Jul 21 08:45

European Central Bank 'running out of tools' to deal with crises across EU

THE Head of the Europe's central bank is running out of tools to deal with the bloc's economic woes, an expert warned ahead of an appearance by Mario Draghi later today.

Jul 21 08:43

Austria announces plan to build huge border fence to stop migrants as Schengen crumbles

AUSTRIA has unveiled plans to build a massive 100km fence along its border to stop migrants and refugees crossing into the country.

Jul 21 07:37

George Soros Doubles Down: Accept 300k Refugees Costing $30Bn, Or Risk EU Collapse

Seemingly doubling down on his comments in April (following what he called Europe's "flawed asylum policy"), George Soros has expanded his demands from four to seven fundamental pillars on how to prevent the collapse of the European Union. In an article penned for Foreign Policy titled “This Is Europe’s Last Chance to Fix Its Refugee Policy," Soros details his plan (over-riding the current "piecemeal approach") for rescuing Europe before it is too late. Simply put, the billionaire says the EU must take in hundreds of thousands of refugees a year, spend at least 30 billion euros (a minor sum, since he believes it can all be financed by debt and taxes) or Europe faces an "existential threat."

Soros begins ominously: The EU’s piecemeal solutions are coming apart. Only a surge of financial and political creativity can avoid a catastrophe.

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Jul 21 07:36

Engineered ‘Civil Unrest’ in the UK Planned for This Summer?

All the signs are that something serious might be brewing in the UK this summer. The big question is: is it a genuine grassroots uprising, or is this being engineered by design?

Jul 21 07:28

Russian Foreign Ministry: Montenegro’s NATO membership referendum indisputably important

As Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Dukanovic said earlier, the Constitution of Montenegro does not stipulate that a referendum is required for the country to join NATO. "However, the country’s parliament may take a decision on holding a plebiscite," the premier said. "In any case, it is early to talk about this today - a decision should be taken after the parliamentary elections in October," he said. "As a representative of the executive authority, I do not want to organize a referendum, if there is no need for it," Dukanovic said.
In turn, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said earlier the refusal by the Montenegrin authorities to hold a referendum on the country’s NATO membership causes regret. "The admission of Montenegro to NATO is in full swing while the authorities are not asking the opinion of Montenegro citizens," Zakharova said.

Jul 21 07:21


There has been a recent surge of refugees into Europe that has featured prominently in the anti-immigrant rhetoric of right-wing parties that now litter the Continent. In fact, since the signing of the Maastricht Treaty in 1993 that formally confirmed the EU, 33 far right political parties have emerged. Britain’s Ukip under Nigel Farage was one of them. In what turned out to be a heated debate over the UK’s decision to exit the European Union, attacks in Paris and Brussels have fueled public fears about terrorism that stoked an anti-immigrant sentiment. As a new Pew Research Center survey illustrates, the refugee crisis as it stands today and the rising threat of terrorism are very much related to one another in the minds of many Europeans. In eight of the 10 European nations surveyed by the Pew Research centre, half or more believe incoming refugees are increasing the likelihood of terrorism in their country.

Jul 21 06:59

Brexit Fallout: Ireland’s Kenny Raises Prospect of Irish Reunification Vote

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has raised the prospect of a referendum on Irish reunification as the fallout from the UK's decision to vote in favor of leaving the EU continues.

Jul 21 03:44

Finland: Man Thrown in Prison For Using "Excessive Self-Defense" Against Home Invaders

Leftists in Finland have thrown a man in jail for using "excessive self-defense" to fight off a home invasion.

Jul 20 17:56

Macedonia's Colorful Revolutionaries defy the state by splashing paint on government buildings and monuments

Macedonia's laws define vandalism as a misdemeanor which puts a limit on the jail time faced by participants in a political movement whose symbol is splashes of brightly colored paint.

The Macedonian police are notorious for their crackdowns on protest, and the Colorful Revolution's many anti-corruption demands include an end to police harassment of political opposition. To make their point, the opposition has splashed bright paint on national monuments and government buildings.

The Colorful Revolution has picked up steam, creating eye-catching reminders of its existence that persist even when the participants have been swept up by the police. Last week, an attempt by police to seize a van full of protesters' audio equipment had to be called off because massed protesters surrounded the police and chased them off, chanting "Freedom! Freedom!"

Jul 20 12:26

UK Renounces EU Rotating Presidency: May's Office

The United Kingdom will no longer take on the rotating presidency of the European Union as planned for 2017, Prime Minister Theresa May’s office says.

The announcement on Wednesday that Britain is relinquishing its EU presidency role came in the wake of the Brexit vote on June 23 in which some 52 percent of Britons voted to leave the EU after 43 years of membership, while roughly 48 percent voted to stay in the block.

Jul 20 09:39

US, UK Can’t Have Trade Deal Before Brexit Starts: Kerry

Secretary of State John Kerry has said the US and the UK can have no trade deal until Britain completely withdraws from the European Union.

It would be “physically impossible” for Britain to strike a trade pact with Washington till it leaves the bloc, Kerry said in London on Tuesday during a joint press conference with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

Jul 20 09:10

Activists in Yerevan Build Barricade in Front of Police Cordon

The activists made a barricade from metal elements used for erecting fences by the police. The remaining space between them and the police was filled with private cars and garbage cans. Thus, the roads leading to the police building in which the hostage situation is still occurring are blocked by the police forces and the exit from the territory is under demonstrators' control.

On July 17, an armed group took several police officers hostage at a patrol police station in the capital's district of Erebuni. The hostage takers are demanding the release of Jirair Sefilian, an opposition politician and the founder of the New Armenia Public Salvation Front. Sefilian, who took part in the 1988-1994 Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with Azerbaijan, is accused of the illegal acquisition and possession of arms.

Jul 20 09:07

‘No Plans For Brexit In 2016… But We Might Do It Anyway,’ Says New UK Govt

Prime Minister Theresa May does not plan to trigger Article 50 this year, government lawyers have told the High Court, before ambiguously admitting that stance could change.

Jul 20 07:52

Italy will DESTROY EU: Warning as Italian referendum to spark euro economic APOCALYPSE

ITALY is on the brink of financial and political meltdown as the leader of the Eurozone’s third-largest economy tinkers on the edge of career suicide, plunging the already beleaguered European Union into fresh chaos.

Matteo Renzi has promised to resign if he loses a referendum on constitutional reform in October, which threatens to shake the financial foundations of the nation and push contagion to other nations in the crumbling bloc.

The Pro-EU Premier’s nickname is II Rottamatore - The Demolition Man - but many fear this moniker may come back to haunt him and he could become the main target for his own demolition.

Renzi’s departure would be taken badly by markets that have backed his reform agenda.

Jul 20 07:28

Italy will DESTROY EU: Warning as Italian referendum to spark euro economic APOCALYPSE

ITALY is on the brink of financial and political meltdown as the leader of the Eurozone’s third-largest economy tinkers on the edge of career suicide, plunging the already beleaguered European Union into fresh chaos.

Jul 20 07:28

ANTI-EU CRACKDOWN: MEP demands dictatorial BAN on countries opting out of EU rules

BRUSSELS should respond to the Brexit vote with a federalist crackdown on dissenting member states and a drive for total political union, a leading MEP has said.

Jul 20 07:27

The EU is COLLAPSING due to open borders, Dutch MP tells Trump supporters

EUROPE’S response to the migrant crisis has been feeble because the continent is being run by “Chamberlains instead of Churchills”, Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders has told supporters of Donald Trump.

Jul 20 07:24

Police surround suspected terrorist in 'bomb alert' in Brussels

Police have surrounded a suspected terrorist wearing a “long coat and wires” in Brussels, local media report. It comes as Belgium prepares for National Day, which is celebrated on July 21.

"A person wearing a long coat, with wires coming out, is considered the suspect," Brussels police spokesperson Ilse de Keere said, as quoted by Le Soir media outlet.

A bomb squad is at the scene, and shops in the vicinity have been evacuated.

Several streets are currently blocked.

Police say the suspect is "under control," but has not yet been detained.

Photos from the spot show a man kneeling with his hands up, surrounded at gunpoint by security services.

Jul 20 07:20

Erdo?an supporters told to keep politics out of Austria

Austrian politicians have criticised supporters of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an who took to the streets in Austria on the weekend in support of the president following the failed coup against him.

Jul 20 07:20


Since November 2015, about 400 Syrian and Iraqi refugees have stated that they wish to leave the Netherlands. The majority of these refugees have still not started the asylum procedure, according to a report by BNR based on statistics from the repatriation and departure service in the Netherlands.

John Van Tilburg, manager of INLIA, the interdenominational organization for asylum seekers states, “It is remarkable that people who can actually get a residence permit – with almost absolute certainty that they will get this permit- do eventually decide to return prior to recieving the residence permit. Or who, right after retrieving the permit, return out of desperation.”

Jul 20 04:13

ISIS Releases Video of German Train Attacker Saying He Sought Revenge on "Infidels"

"ISIS terrorists posing as refugees welcome!"

Pages from a notebook found at the home of an Afghan teen who attacked passengers on a German train with an ax may be regarded as a suicide note, police and investigating officials said during a press-briefing on Tuesday.

Addressing his father, the young man asked him to pray that he could take revenge "on the infidels" and "get to Heaven," officials said.

Jul 19 18:06

So What Did The ECB Buy? "In Short, Almost Everything"

"So what did they buy? In short, almost everything. The ECB bought “topical” credits such as VW, Glencore and EdF. They showed little concern with taking credit risk by buying a range of low-BBB names. They bought “high yield” credits such as Telecom Italia and Lufthansa. They bought corporate bonds from US, UK and Swiss companies, and ironically, the ECB’s most popular purchase has been Deutsche Bahn – an issuer where bond yields are the most negative."

Jul 19 12:59


The militants who seized the police station in Yerevan are demanded concessions from the authorities. 5 hostages are still in the hands of the bandits. The deputy head of the Armenian police, Major-General Vardan Yeghiazaryan and Deputy Chief of Yerevan Police, Colonel Valery Osipyan, are among the hostages. A group of radicals unsuccessfully tried to join militants at Monday.

Jul 19 11:36

Thousands call for Slovakian PM and interior minister’s resignation

More than 1,000 protesters gathered in the center of Bratislava on Monday, demanding the resignation of Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico and Interior Minister Robert Kalinak following a fraud scandal. Protesters marched towards the Bonaparte complex, where Fico and Kalinak both have apartments, and held an unauthorized demonstration outside, holding placards and wearing T-shirts reading “Fico protests thieves.”

Opposition leaders who organized the protest claim that Fico and Kalinak have ties with Ladislav Basternak, who faces accusations of using misappropriated state funds for building the luxurious housing complex.

Jul 19 08:32

EU TRADE DISASTER: Deal with Canada on the brink as German party SUES Brussels over CETA

THE European Union’s flagship trade deal with Canada was on the brink of collapse today after a Germany political party sued Brussels over its implementation.

Centre-left Die Linke has launched legal action to block the controversial Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) pact, saying it is unconstitutional under German law.

The party’s attempt to torpedo the hated deal is just the latest in a series of devastating trade blows for the EU, which is unravelling following the Brexit vote.

Jul 19 08:28

Waking From the European Dream, Georgians Pondering Pivot Back to Russia

Growing Georgian impatience regarding the prospect of joining European and Atlanticist institutions including the European Union and NATO has contributed to growing calls for rebuilding close relations with Russia, says Polish broadcaster TVN24.

At the recent NATO summit in Warsaw earlier this month, Tbilisi was patted on the back for its ongoing military and economic reforms, while issues including the country's membership in the alliance, and visa-free entry into the EU, were shelved for future discussion. This, according to the broadcaster, has shaken Georgians' faith in the prospects and sensibility of joining the Western institutions.

Jul 18 15:59

Why this Won’t Work out for Spain

Jul 18 11:37

John Kerry Threatens Turkey With NATO Expulsion

While the experts debate if Turkey's flash coup was staged or merely grossly incompetent, a rather theatrical fallout is taking place between Turkey and the US.

Recall that on Saturday, as part of its populist campaign to blame the coup on the US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, Turkey accused the US of being "behind the military coup", to which John Kerry promptly responded that such allegations are "utterly false" and harmful to relations. Kerry also said that authorities should respect the rule of law during their probe of the coup. Kerry also noted that there would be no prompt deportation of Gulen (something which is also in Erdogan's favor), when he said that "we fully anticipate that there will be questions raised about Gulen, and obviously we invite the government of Turkey ... to present us with any legitimate evidence that withstands scrutiny and the United States will accept that and look at it and make judgments appropriately," he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to Secretary of State Kerry: this move may well backfire, spectacularly, sir. Perhaps it would be better to have been patient, and see how things unfold, before having made this threat.

Erdogan will not take kindly to this.

At this moment, it appears that Erdogan actually holds most of the cards, including the base in Incirlik, the troops, and the US's nuclear weapons.

Jul 18 10:07

Mike Flynn: ‘Americans Are Fed Up With the Bullshit’

Americans fed up with the bullshit they've been fed for many years. They want the truth.

Flynn: This is where I think the world has misread Donald Trump. He has no intention to step away without examining all relationships that we have. His intent is to relook at the way we are organized globally, where the US is sort of expected to be a global leader, but relook at these alliances and these charters that we are under to make sure that they are still viable for the 21st century. It doesn’t mean that President Trump comes into office and NATO goes away. But I would say that NATO as a political alliance does need to be relooked at in terms of everything — resourcing, capabilities.

Jul 18 09:26

‘Yes’ to death penalty will mean ‘No’ to EU membership

‘Yes’ to death penalty will mean ‘No’ to EU membership, EU warns Turkey

Reinstating the death penalty in Turkey would end EU accession talks, a German government spokesman has stated. Meanwhile, EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini also warned that no country can become an EU member that has capital punishment.

“Introduction of death penalty would mean immediate suspension of accession talks,” German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said on Monday.

Turkey is part of the Council of Europe and is bound by the European Convention on Human Rights, the EU Foreign Policy Chief noted.

“No country can become an EU member state if it introduces the death penalty,” she said. “Turkey is an important part of the Council of Europe and is bound by the European Convention on Human Rights, which is very clear on the death penalty.”