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Jan 29 08:04

Sound familiar? Verhofstadt accuses UK of TAKING AWAY EU's power to make their own laws

The strident support of the European Union has complained that the UK was trying to take away the EU's ability to make their own laws.

Speaking at the European Parliament's Environment Committee earlier this week, Mr Verhofstadt warned Britain against meddling in EU laws and standards after Brexit.

Jan 29 07:00

The swamp are stumped by Trump!

This once again proves the Liberal Media’s distortion of reality.

It turns out America’s most “hated” and “racist” President attracts the crowd at DAVOS and get close to a Hero’s welcome at the World Economic Forum, while moving his # America First, # MAGA agenda forward.

It turned out in Saudi Arabia President Trump received the grandest red carpet treatment ever accorded to an American President by the leaders of the Arab and Muslim world.

So, is it President Trump’s leadership or is it America’s role in the world?

Jan 29 06:59

Brexit BOMBSHELL: Lords tell Theresa May her vision is ‘UNACCEPTABLE’

In a blow to the Prime Minister, two groups of peers hit out at Theresa May’s Brexit plan, which aimed to bringing UK laws, regulations and borders back under British control.

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, which will be debated by peers for the first time on Tuesday, has been heavily criticised in a damning report by the Lords Constitution Committee.

The peers said the Bill was "fundamentally flawed" in multiple ways and risked "undermining legal certainty" - a damning assessment of Mrs May’s Brexit vision.

Meanwhile, a second cross-party panel of peers said the Government's plans to leave the single market could cause energy prices to rise for households across the country

Jan 29 06:56

Donald Trump Urges British PM to Take a 'Tougher' Stance on Brexit

The US president says the British Prime Minister Theresa May should employ a more decisive approach in handling the ongoing Brexit talks with the EU.

Kristian Rouz — President Trump said he would take a more hardline approach to handling the Brexit process if he were the British prime minister, adding the current pace of talks between the UK and EU is insufficiently productive.

"Would it be the way I'd negotiate? No, I wouldn't negotiate it the way it's negotiated," President Trump said. "I would have said that the European Union is not cracked up to what it's supposed to be and I would have taken a tougher stand in getting out."

Jan 28 20:40

European Union 'very unfair' on trade with US, problems may become 'very big', says Donald Trump

The European Union's trade policy with America is "very unfair", President Donald Trump said in an interview to be aired Sunday, warning that his many problems with Brussels "may morph into something very big".

"We cannot get our product in. It's very, very tough. And yet, they send their product to us -- no taxes, very little taxes. It's very unfair," Trump told ITV News in the interview conducted Thursday.
"I've had a lot of problems with (the) European Union, and it may morph into something very big from that standpoint -- from a trade standpoint."

Jan 28 06:24

Poland has had enough of Ukrainian nationalists - Bandera ideology is now illegal

Stepan Bandera, who is said to have carried out the type of orders/crimes that even the SS soldiers struggled to fulfill. Recently, documents have been declassified which show that Bandera was in fact "Hitler's professional spy", with permission of the CIA, who went by the call sign "Consul 2"... The decision of the Polish Saeima on the criminal liability for glorification of Stepan Bandera will have far-reaching consequences - in fact, by analogy with the law on the Holocaust, sympathisers of the Ukrainian Bandera will be prosecuted throughout the EU. This was stated by the former Minister of Justice of Ukraine, Elena Lukash. "Poland has banned Bandera's ideology and imposed legal responsibility for the denial of the Volyn massacre. The Parliament has introduced criminal responsibility for denying the crimes of Ukrainian nationalists. The law provides for a fine or imprisonment for up to 3 years for "anti-Polish" sentiment." "The EU will be on the side of Poland in this matter.

Jan 27 11:55

Berset: Switzerland ready to strengthen 'excellent' relationship with the US

Swiss President Alain Berset had an “excellent talk” with United States President Donald Trump at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos on Friday.

In a Tweet, Berset lauded the “excellent friendship” between the two countries and said they were ready to strengthen it further.

He described Switzerland and the US as “among the most innovative countries in the world”.

Jan 27 11:53

Poland and EU at WAR: Warsaw REFUSES to stop reforms despite Brussels threats

POLAND'S ruling party leader has refused to back down over controversial judicial reforms that have seen his country clash furiously with the European Union.

Jan 27 11:49

EU is as undemocratic as Russia and China, Lord blasts: ‘Brexit will RESTORE DEMOCRACY’

Michael Spicer condemned Brussels for its lack of a relationship between the electorate and government.

Even though countries send elected representatives to the European Parliament, the European Commission, which is effectively the trading bloc's government, is made up of appointees from the 28 member states – a fact alluded to by the Brussels arch-critic.

Lord Spicer told the Telegraph: “Nowhere in the constitution of the EU is there a direct relationship between the electorate and the government.

“The EU therefore is not democratic. It shares this feature with China and Russia.”

Jan 27 11:48

1 dead, 2 injured in Amsterdam street shooting

Dutch police have launched a manhunt after an unidentified shooter killed one and injured two more in a central Amsterdam street. A major emergency response is underway.

Police confirm several shots were fired in the Grote Wittenburgerstraat area of the Dutch capital late on Friday. The motive behind the attack is currently unclear.

Jan 27 11:44

‘Treat members EQUALLY’ EU rebels demand Brussels backs down over Poland punishment

FOUR European leaders have ordered Brussels to back down from its threat to block funding to Poland over judicial reform, accusing the bloc of favouritism, and of overstepping its boundaries.

Jan 27 03:09

President Trump, One Year In: The Prospects for US-Russia Relations

Big changes start with small steps.

US President Donald Trump rebuked Russia on Jan. 17 for helping North Korea evade international sanctions. He expressed frustration with Moscow’s policy, stating “Russia is not helping us at all with North Korea,” and adding during an Oval Office interview withReuters, “What China is helping us with, Russia is denting.” This is the first time he has chosen to openly use such harsh words to slam Russia for its alleged wrongdoing. Donald Trump also said he wanted more missile defense systems – a contentious issue that will drive the US and Russia further apart. Moscow believes that that acquisition will threaten the strategic nuclear balance.

Jan 27 03:02

Russsia-Gate Implodes – Justin Raimondo

We have become a prisoner of our own empire. The finale is upon us: the Russia-gate fraud is about to be exploded, at long last.

Although the vaunted memo – and the underlying intelligence – compiled by the leadership of the House Intelligence Committee under chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) has yet to be released, there has been enough chatter by those House members who have read it to give us the basic elements of what it contains. Although prepare to be shocked by what I consider to be the most outrageous aspect of this affair.

Jan 27 02:57

Mike Pence’s Middle East Tour: Outright Pressure and Threats as Foreign Policy Tools

Washington is pushing a plan pretty vague about details and is doing it without its Middle East strategy defined.

Jordan’s King Abdullah II wants Washington to “rebuild trust “after US President Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The king believes that East Jerusalem must be the capital of Palestine. According to him, from now on the US has a “major challenge to overcome”.

“Friends occasionally have disagreements,” Mike Pence said ruefully in his comments on the outcome of the talks. The disagreement came into the open.

Jan 26 16:22

Sweden Hell: Armed Migrant Teens Roaming With Kalashnikovs; Military May Be Deployed

As we reported last week, Sweden may or may not be preparing for civil conflict – as Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said that the government would do whatever it takes – including deploying the military – to end the wave of gang violence coming primarily from young migrants in the country’s “no-go” zones.

Jan 26 07:11

Jacob Rees-Mogg declares WAR on Davis: Tory lambasts 'damage limitation' of Brexit policy

TOP Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg has turned on the government in a blistering attack as he accused them of failing to seize the opportunities presented by Brexit.

Jan 26 07:10

Bojo’s Brexit coup: Boris Johnson 'preparing to OUST May' over fears UK will be tied to EU

BORIS Johnson is preparing to launch a bid to replace Theresa May as Tory leader and Prime Minister, a cabinet minister has told the Express.

Jan 26 03:47

Russia, US to conduct joint space experiments

US researchers have announced plans to take part in joint experiments on simulating flights to outer space as part of the Scientific International Research in Unique Terrestrial Station (SIRIUS) program. US scientists suggested adding two additional research projects to the program with participation of a joint six-member Russian-US crew, Director of the Institute of Medical and Biological Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences Oleg Orlov told Izvestia. "Our American colleagues have expressed interest in expanding the five-year scientific program, which should result in one experiment on an annual isolation," Orlov told the paper. Russia has backed the initiative and now it should be included in official documents. The NASA Human Research Program has also confirmed the plans to join the experiments with the paper. Besides NASA, the German Space Agency is also gearing up to take part in the SIRIUS program, Orlov said.

Jan 26 01:23

Moldova is a mistake, it doesn't exist

Russia should toughen its requirements for businessmen from the CIS countries. This was announced today in the State Duma by the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia Vladimir Zhirinovsky. "We must react in a timely manner, and in a tough way. We give opportunities for Moldovan, Baltic and other CIS businessmen to make money in Russia. They earn money here, then they come to power at home and adopt anti-Russian laws," Zhirinovsky said. He considers the creation of the Moldavian republic a mistake of the Soviet government. "Under the Tsar it was the Bessarabian province, with its capital in Chisinau, where the Russian Governor-General was sitting, and no one made any noise. Then they decided to create more and more 'republics' of the Union and invented Moldova. Now the Moldovians use any excuse to break ties with Russia. And for this - they get paid. It always starts quietly - individual deputies are not issued visas.

Jan 25 14:29

Swedish Mom Dating 18yo Refugee Refused to Report Him to Police After He Molested Her 12yo Daughter

A 45-year-old #MeToo supporting feminist mother dating an 18-year-old Afghan "refugee" refused to report the foreigner to police after he sexually molester her 12-year-old daughter because she was "afraid he would be sent back to Afghanistan."

Jan 25 14:29

ECB’s New Plan B? Synthetic Structured Eurobonds

“Near-zero risk” derivatives… the banks are on board.

Jan 25 09:31

Dutch police to ‘undress’ youths wearing clothes deemed too expensive for them

Police in the Dutch city of Rotterdam have launched a new pilot programme which will see them confiscating expensive clothing and jewellery from young people if they look too poor to own them.

Officers say the scheme will see them target younger men in designer clothes they seem unlikely to be able to afford legally – if it is not clear how the person paid for it, it will be confiscated.

The idea is to deter criminality by sending a signal that the men will not be able to hang onto their ill-gotten gains.

Rotterdam police chief Frank Paauw told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf: “They are often young men who consider themselves untouchable. We're going to undress them on the street.

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Civil forfeiture on steroids!

Jan 25 08:42

Merkel's attack on TRUMP German leader tells Davos STRONGER EU is needed to take on US

Jan 25 08:35

EU spreads more lies about Palestine solidarity movement

One of the few good things about having a belligerent boor as US president is that it has prompted the media to be less obsequious.

When Donald Trump describes much of Africa, Haiti and Central America as “shithole countries,” CNN describes him as racist.

When Trump says something that is patently false, journalists write that he has lied.

It would be wrong, though, if adversarial reporting or commentary is confined to him. Every politician or institution who seeks to mislead should be exposed.

Vera Jourova, the European Union’s justice commissioner, is one such politician.

Jan 25 05:34

US leader believes Iran and North Korea trump Russia at Davos

During the World Economic Forum in Davos, US President Donald Trump is expected to focus on economic issues, and discuss North Korea and Iran, while shrugging off the issue of Russia and China, Nezavisimaya Gazeta writes. However, the rivalry with Moscow and Beijing was mentioned as a top priority in Washington’s new national defense strategy, the paper says. "Davos is an all-European and international forum, but there is more European business in Davos than American or Asian. Apparently, the United States is preparing a message for the European audience and overly hostile theses on Russia would not be appropriate. The sanctions package that limits Europe's business in its affairs with Russia was poorly perceived in the EU and it failed to get any support,” Andrey Sushentsov, head of the Foreign Policy Agency and Program Director at the Valdai Club, told the paper. The US leader is not seeking to fan tensions around Russia, the analyst explained.

Jan 25 00:16

USA prepares Russia's neighbours for WWIII

Specialists of the US Department of Defense intend to study the infrastructure of Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Finland and Poland for their readiness for wartime conditions. The Pentagon needs the data to understand the logistics networks and supply chains in times of war and emergency situations. The department also intends to collect information on sources of water and food products, fuel, medicines, industrial equipment and clothing. The US military are also interested in ports, roads, airports, bridges and ferries. To date, the US military analyse the ability of state structures of Russia and China not only to survive a nuclear strike, but also to continue functioning afterwards. "One should bear in mind the fact that with the advent of nuclear weapons and the US championship on this issue, Washington has always considered a pre-emptive strike, while we would respond with a counter-attack.

Jan 24 16:50

Paris is Flooding

Jan 24 16:41

When it comes to Davos, it’s inequality, stupid

This is what ‘the great and the good’ in the business world will not be discussing during the annual talk-fest at the Swiss luxury resort.
This is the exclusive club, which meets in the luxury Swiss resort each year to discuss the global business environment.

Davos is essentially double-dip land. On one side, we have ‘Bad for Labor’, with millions in the West thrown into an unemployment hell or suffering from a wages freeze. On the other side, we have ‘Good for Capital’, with companies flush with cash. Yet the result is uncertainty, all over again.

Jan 24 15:50

Western Europe Must Return and Rediscover Their Christian Roots to Counter the Muslim Invasion and the New World Order

Once a long time ago in western European countries of Germany, Sweden, Great Britain and France had strong Christian roots. The people were very strong in biblical principles that promoted high moral standards being the salt of the earth. Now it seems the Church has become very ineffective no longer the moral compass of Western Europe. Christianity was a very strong influence in Western European societies long ago, now the church is just a structure and no longer an institution as a strong moral anchor to preserve stability their societies.

Jan 24 14:06

Western Europe Must Return and Rediscover Their Christian Roots to Counter the Muslim Invasion and the New World Order

Once a long time ago in western European countries of Germany, Sweden, Great Britain and France had strong Christian roots. The people were very strong in biblical principles that promoted high moral standard being the salt of the earth. Now it seems the Church has become very ineffective no longer the moral compass of Western Europe. Christianity was a very strong influence in Western European societies, now the church is just a structure and no longer an institution as a strong moral anchor to preserve their society.

Jan 24 11:22

Danish Politicians Chip In for Bakery Vandalized in 'Parallel Society'

Thousands of kroner have been raised in support of a Copenhagen bakery which was trashed after the owner refused to pay "protection money." As this incident made national headlines, high-ranking politicians expressed their support for the baker and condemned the proliferation of "mafia methods" in blighted areas with a prevalence of immigrants.

Jan 23 08:04

MACRON: FRENCH “PROBABLY” WOULD HAVE VOTED TO LEAVE EU

French President Emmanuel Macron admits the French people would “probably” have voted to leave the European Union had they been allowed a referendum.

Jan 23 08:01

End of the EU? Austria SUES European Commission in Hungary nuclear power station row

AUSTRIA plans to sue the European Commission over its decision to let neighbouring Hungary expand its Paks atomic plant in a row over the Brussels ruling.

Austria, which shares a border with Hungary, prides itself on supporting clean energy and does not have any nuclear plants of its own.

It launched a similar legal action against the European Commission in 2015 over its backing of British plans for the £16bn development of the Hinkley Point nuclear power plant.

Jan 23 08:00

EU pension fund on brink of collapse: Taxpayers will have to bail out hundreds of MEPs

Germany's biggest newspaper Bild reported it has seen paperwork indicating a shortfall of millions of euros which means the pension fund will collapse by 2026 at the latest.

It cited an internal opinion of the Secretary-General of the European Parliament, Klaus Welle, for the Committee on Budgetary Regulation.

The endangered fund closed to new members in 2009 and, by the end of 2016, held assets worth €146.4 million.

But by then the fund's liabilities - the outstanding pension entitlements of the lawmakers - already stood at a staggering €472.6 million.

Jan 22 14:30

At Davos, 6 Feet of Snow Brings Limousines to a Crawl

There is A God!

DAVOS, Switzerland — It may be tempting fate to try to gather 60 heads of state and hundreds of global business leaders in the dead of winter in a Swiss mountain valley. This year, the World Economic Forum’s luck seems to have run out.

Fat, damp snowflakes have been tumbling down for the past six days, burying the town in six feet of snow, three feet of it in the last two days alone. Snow was still falling fast on Monday night, and the steep, pine-dotted slopes were so heavily laden that some neighborhoods here in Davos had to be evacuated for fear of avalanches.

Jan 22 14:00

War With Russia Creeps Closer as Ukraine Moves to Pull out of Minsk Accords

While much of America’s – and the world’s – attention focused this weekend reflecting on Donald Trump’s first year in the Oval Office, holding one-year anniversary events for the historic Women’s March and drawing up balance sheets of his promises and achievements, Russia has had a rather different issue on the front-burner: a possible war with Ukraine.

The situation in the Donbass region of south-eastern Ukraine has been a feature of Russia’s political talk shows for the past couple years, along with the military campaign in Syria and more recently the stages in the preparation for presidential elections on March 18.

Focus on the Donbass conflict increased in the closing weeks of 2017 as military action on the front lines separating the forces of the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Lugansk enjoying Russian support from Ukrainian militias and armed forces reached an intensity not seen for more than a year. This is despite the heralded exchange of military prisoners by both sides before New Year’s under talks supervised by the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Kirill.

Then, this past Thursday, came a wholly new development>>>

Jan 22 10:53

Italy Embracing Populism Is A Major Headache For Europe

For years Italy’s Northern League kept to itself, being focused on secession rather than reform from within. That change began last year with their non-binding referenda to petition Rome for more fiscal autonomy. But, as the Italian parliamentary elections come into view, the Northern League is playing politics.

And doing it well.

Having made a coalition with Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia and two smaller center-right parties, the Leag Norda (Northern League) is now in a great position to win the election. It’s leader, Matteo Salvini has wholly embraced populism and is now in open opposition to Europe as a whole.

Jan 22 09:05

Draghi’s Membership in Murky G30 Financial Group Under Fire

A private club for central bankers, regulators, and bankers.

Jan 22 08:09

Nearly Half of the Norway Population Exposed in HealthCare Data Breach

Cybercriminals have stolen a massive trove of Norway's healthcare data in a recent data breach, which likely impacts more than half of the nation's population.

An unknown hacker or group of hackers managed to breach the systems of Health South-East Regional Health Authority (RHF) and reportedly stolen personal info and health records of some 2.9 million Norwegians out of the country's total 5.2 million inhabitants.

Jan 22 07:59

Mahmoud Abbas Wins EU Backing for Palestinian Capital in East Jerusalem

The European Union’s Foreign Policy Chief assured President Mahmoud Abbas at a meeting in Brussels on Monday that the EU supported his ambition to have East Jerusalem as capital of a Palestinian state.

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Jan 22 07:25

Teens roam streets with rifles as crime swamps Sweden

The blast was so powerful that it shook windows a mile away. Ahmad’s first thought was that someone had thrown yet another bomb at the police.

He was right. On Wednesday night an explosive device was hurled at the police station in Rosengard, a troubled area of Malmo, Sweden’s third largest city.

Attacks on the police are increasingly frequent. Rosengard’s force works from a black fortress of reinforced concrete with narrow windows and a 10ft-high electric fence.

“I knew it was a bomb again,” said Ahmad, 53, who lives in the area with his wife and their four teenage children.

Jan 21 17:57

EU BOMBSHELL: Macron admits France would vote to LEAVE EU if country held referendum

FRENCH president Emmanuel Macron shocked Andrew Marr during their interview when he admitted that had France held a referendum on membership of the EU after Brexit, the French people would vote to leave.

Jan 21 13:16

European Bonds: Next Shoe to Drop?

Jan 20 09:27

REVEALED: This is where World War 3 will break out – and it is NOT North Korea

Dr Paul Miller, who served on the US’s National Security Council (NSC) under former presidents George W Bush and Barack Obama, believes if another world war was to break out it would be in the Baltic states.

According to the former White House staffer, he predicted Russia’s invasion of Crimea in 2014 two years before it happened and he now warns that Vladimir Putin plans to claim more territories in eastern Europe.

Dr Miller first unveiled his forecast for the Baltics in 2016 and despite recent provocations from North Korea he still believes eastern Europe is more at risk of escalating into World War 3.

Jan 19 10:13

Hungary Introduces "Stop Soros" Legislation To Fend Off Illegal Migrants By "Every Means Possible"

Hungarian lawmakers previewed a proposed legislation package aimed at stemming the flood of mass illegal migrants through "every means possible," including those who are aided by foreign funded NGOs such as the various organizations tied to billionaire George Soros.

The legislative package presented during a Wednesday cabinet meeting has been referred to as the "Stop Soros Act" by government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs, in reference to the 87-year-old US-Hungarian financier who has been in a long-standing fallout with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.

Jan 19 09:49

Major storm hits northern Europe with hurricane-force winds, at least 10 killed

A powerful windstorm swept over northern Europe on January 18, 2018, killing at least 10 people. Officials in the Netherlands reported winds up to 120 km/h (74 mph) and gusts to 140 km/h (87 mph) at the height of the storm while Germany saw winds up to 203 km/h (126 mph). According to the German Weather Service (DWD), this was the worst storm to strike Germany since 2007.?

Jan 19 09:49

Deadly gales halt trains and flights across north-west Europe

Violent gales have battered north-west Europe, killing at least nine people, toppling trees and trucks, bringing down power lines, grounding aircraft and halting road and rail traffic across the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.

Jan 19 09:48

Swedish PM does not rule out use of army to end gang violence

Sweden will do whatever it takes, including sending in the army, to end a wave of gang violence that has seen a string of deadly shootings, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said in Wednesday.

Jan 19 09:48

‘Secure EU Borders’: Austria’s Kurz and Merkel Clash Over Migrant Quotas

Angela Merkel and her Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurz clashed over immigration in their first meeting Wednesday, with the seasoned German chancellor saying Vienna’s resistance to sharing out refugees across the bloc was “wrong”.

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