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  • Austria 'Refuses' to Take More Boat Migrants After Ship of 450 Arrives in Europe......

    07/17/2018 9:27:34 PM PDT · by caww · 25 replies
    BretBart ^ | 7/17/2018 | Oliver jj Lane
    Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has made clear his strong stance on unlimited mass migration after he refused to take part in an EU-wide effort to distribute the migrants of a fishing boat that landed on an Italian island Monday. Calling on the nations of Europe to work harder to prevent illegal migration to the continent, Kurz also pointed to the fact that migrant ships could be sent to countries outside of the European Union to disembark their human cargo. The comments came after 450 migrants were picked up from a wooden fishing boat on Saturday, and brought to Sicily to...
  • American tourist takes unexploded WWII munition to Vienna Airport

    07/11/2018 10:39:51 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 52 replies
    dw.com ^ | 07/11/18
    A 24-year-old American tourist caused panic at Vienna Airport when she put an unexploded World War II artillery shell in front of Austrian customs officials and asked whether the "souvenir" could be taken onboard her flight home. Officials quickly called the bomb disposal unit to remove and dispose of the 7.5 cm (3 inch) caliber dud tank artillery shell. The incident shut down the arrival and luggage hall for 15 minutes. Police said at no time were passengers under threat. The 24-year-old was reported to prosecutors for negligent endangerment and fined €4,000 ($4,694). The woman had found the World...
  • Austria to shut down mosques, expel foreign-funded imams

    07/10/2018 5:35:16 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 28 replies
    VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria’s right-wing government plans to shut seven mosques and could expel dozens of imams in what it said was “just the beginning” of a push against radical Islam and foreign funding of religious groups that Turkey condemned as racist. The coalition government, an alliance of conservatives and the far right, came to power soon after Europe’s migration crisis on promises to prevent another influx and restrict benefits for new immigrants and refugees. The moves follow a “law on Islam”, passed in 2015, which banned foreign funding of religious groups and created a duty for Muslim organizations to...
  • GERMANY LATEST: Merkel Appears Weakened By Latest Developments, Austria Set To "Take Measures'

    07/03/2018 8:43:39 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/3/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "We finally brought Ms. Merkel to do what she'd always rejected. To establish asylum centers and repatriate illegal immigrants at the border" Alternative for Germany Party statement from co-leaders Alexander Gauland and Alice Weidel "We will be obliged to take measures to avoid disadvantages for Austria and its people" Austrian government statement on what will happen if German deal on 'transit centers' at Austrian border goes ahead "we need to focus on external border management" Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz speaks at European Parliament-Strasbourg 7/3/2018 "But this is no victory for Angela Merkel. The row and the subequent solution, have exposed...
  • arzenegger roasted Trump with a perfect Terminator analogy

    07/02/2018 8:36:36 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    indy100 ^ | July 1, 2018 | Greg Evans
    In a Facebook video posted on Thursday by the media company ATTN, the former Governor of California, who is a big supporter of environmental issues says that Trump's policies will be "a threat to future generations." Not only does he reference the Terminator but also make as a very apt analogy using Netflix and Blockbusters. Speaking to a Trump bobblehead, the 70-year-old Austrian says: "So, President Trump, I know you really want to be an action hero, right? So take it from the Terminator, you're only supposed to go back in time to protect future generations. But your administration attempts...
  • Report: Merkel secures deal with 14 EU nations on migrants

    06/30/2018 7:48:13 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 15 replies
    AP/Fox News ^ | June 30, 2018 | David Rising
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has reportedly secured agreements with 14 European Union countries to rapidly return some asylum seekers as she seeks to end a schism in her government over migration policy. The countries included Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic, which have all been harsh critics of Merkel's welcoming stance to migrants, as well as Belgium, France, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden. Top CSU lawmaker Markus Soeder, Bavaria's governor, on Saturday praised the EU agreement as more than his party had expected, but at the same time suggested that it left open the...
  • Kurz responds to Erdoğan: We are not afraid of your threats

    06/22/2018 12:58:48 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 25 replies
    ANF News ^ | Thursday, 21 Jun 2018, 11:53 | ANF VIENNA
    Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz spoke about Erdoğan’s threats after the mosques under the AKP government were closed and imams deported to Turkey. Kurz said: “We are not afraid of your threats.” Austria had recently ruled to deport 60 imams and their families who had ties to the Turkish state, under the country’s “combatting political Islam” policy. 7 mosques were closed down, and the Austrian government’s decision came after children were put in army uniforms in these Turkish mosques. Turkish President Erdoğan and AKP officials started to target Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz after these rulings. AKP supporters posted death threats against...
  • As Italy, Austria, and even Greece are closing their ports to African Muslim invaders...

    06/17/2018 12:10:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    But not everyone in Spain is happy about their new socialist government’s eagerness to allow masses of Muslim welfare migrants into the country. They haven’t forgotten the disaster that Muslim rule in Spain for 700 years caused. And just as Libya’s assassinated leader, Muammar Gaddafi, predicted if he were to be ousted, Europe would turn black and Muslim within 50 years.
  • Secret Code: Music Score May Lead to Nazi Gold

    09/24/2013 10:14:49 AM PDT · by Theoria · 20 replies
    Spiegel Online ^ | 20 Sept 2013 | Björn Hengst and Benjamin Dürr
    After some initial digs, a Dutch filmmaker believes he may have found the site of buried Nazi treasure long rumored to exist. He was led to the Bavarian town of Mittenwald after cracking a code believed to be hidden in a music score. Three attempts have been made in recent weeks to find buried Nazi treasure in the Bavarian town of Mittenwald, close to the Austrian border. Even though the holes in the ground have since been filled, the traces left by drills and blue markings are still visible below a thin layer of autumn leaves. Authorities granted permission for...
  • German Interior Minister ‘Fully in Tune’ with Italy’s Salvini on Migration, Rows with Merkel

    06/13/2018 11:15:22 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 8 replies
    Breitbart UK ^ | 12 Jun 2018 | Liam Deacon
    German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has invited Italian populist leader Matteo Salvini to Berlin in order to discuss Europe’s border crisis. The pair has already spoken on the phone and are in “full harmony” on migration and security policies, according to a statement from the Italian Interior Ministry. Mr Seehofer is the leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU) party of Bavaria, which has pushed for a cap on asylum seeker numbers and disagrees with ruling coalition partner Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) on the issue. Mr Salvini serves as Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister...
  • Austria Police, Army to Stage Border Defence War Games as Balkans Warn 80,000 Migrants Headed North

    06/13/2018 7:51:02 AM PDT · by BBell · 25 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com/ ^ | 6/13/18 | Virginia Hale
    Austrian troops will carry out exercises preparing the nation’s border defence against a migration influx later this month after Balkans police warned 80,000 third-world migrants are heading towards Western Europe. With up to 1,000 police officers, soldiers, and riot police set to take part in June, the drill will be Austria’s largest ever border patrol exercise, according to Kronen Zeitung, Austria’s best-selling newspaper. The announcement came following a security conference in Slovenia at which police chiefs from countries along the Balkans migration routes warned they had seen a significant upsurge in the number of border crossings. Speaking after the conference,...
  • Amir on June 10 discusses G7, Hamas/Hezbollah, Iran, Jordan, Turkey, Syria

    06/10/2018 6:05:02 PM PDT · by firebrand · 10 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | June 10, 2018 | Amir Tsarfati
    A wide-ranging discussion, not that long but covering many subjects. Iranian economy in poor shape, and Iranians protesting. Erdogan calling for new elections, Jordan back on the right side, Europe longing for someone to help with the migrant problem, Trump doing his job for the American people, Angela Merkel making things worse, Ezekiel war clouds gathering. Have a good Sunday evening listening to Amir's take on all these momentous things.
  • Turkey condemns Austria's 'racist' move to close seven mosques

    06/09/2018 8:49:22 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 46 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 8, 2018 | Kate Connolly
    As many as 60 Turkish imams and their families face expulsion from Austria and seven mosques are due to be closed under a clampdown on what the government has called “political Islam”. Austria’s chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, said the country could no longer put up with “parallel societies, political Islam and radicalisation,” which he said had “no place in our country”.
  • Merkel Abandons Migrant Quotas, Pushes for EU ‘Flexible Solidarity’ and Soros-Approved Africa Plan

    06/09/2018 6:04:46 AM PDT · by davikkm · 37 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has largely abandoned support for the European Union’s migrant quota system, instead, pushing for what she has termed “flexible solidarity” and a “Marshall Plan” for Africa to prevent illegal migration. Merkel made her remarks on Wednesday at a meeting of the European People’s Party, a European Union parliamentary group of which Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CSU) is a member, Le Point reports. “If we fail to provide a common answer to questions of illegal migration, the foundations of the European Union will be called into question. Action is really needed here,” she said. Merkel appeared to...
  • Austria to shut 7 mosques and could expel dozens of imams

    06/09/2018 11:41:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 06/09/2018
    Austria is closing seven mosques and could expel dozens of imams from the country, the government has announced. At a press conference on Friday, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said the government is shutting down a Turkish mosque and dissolving a group called the Arab Religious Community, which runs six mosques. The Austrian government's actions stem from a 2015 law, which bans foreign funding of religious groups and required Muslim societies to have "a positive fundamental view towards [Austria's] state and society". "Parallel societies, political Islam and tendencies toward radicalisation have no place in our country," Kurz said. Austria is home to...
  • Austria to deport 60 Turkish imams and close 7 mosques

    06/08/2018 12:59:12 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 31 replies
    ANF News ^ | Friday, 8 Jun 2018, 11:45 | ANF VIENNA
    Austria’s conservative Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced that his country will deport the imams financed by foreign countries and close 7 mosques. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced that the country will be deporting 60 imams and their families with ties to Turkey as part of the “fight against political Islam”. Kurz said 7 mosques will also be closed and that this decision has been taken particularly in relation with children dressed in military uniforms to reenact an Ottoman era war in Turkish mosques. The Chancellor held a press conference and said, “Paralle societies, political Islam and radicalization have no place in...
  • Forgotten corner of Europe brought back to life thanks to artificial intelligence

    06/07/2018 7:08:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    phys.org ^ | June 7, 2018 | University of Bristol
    18th century map of the Inner Austrian districts of Görz and Trieste created between 1789 and 1797. Credit: University of Bristol ====================================================================== A lost world in a former empire in Europe has been brought to life thanks to University of Bristol researchers who used artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to analyse 47,000 multilingual pages from newspapers dating back to 1873. The study, published in Historical Methods, aimed to discover whether historical changes could be detected from the collective content of local newspapers from the Princely County of Gorizia and Gradisca. The findings reveal a series of political and cultural events...
  • Calls grow in Germany for expulsion of disputed US envoy

    06/05/2018 11:54:07 AM PDT · by familyop · 40 replies
    AFP ^ | June 5, 2018 | Hui Min NEO
    <p>BERLIN (AFP) - Leading German politicianson Tuesday called for the US ambassador to be expelled, after the staunch ally of Donald Trump was accused of meddling in domestic politics and aggravating already tense ties.</p> <p>Richard Grenell had taken up his diplomatic posting in Berlin on May 8, and immediately irked Germany when he tweeted on the same day that German companies should stop doing business with Iran as Trump quit the nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic.</p>
  • EU will 'dig its own grave' if it tries to punish Italy over new anti-Europe coalition(tr)

    06/04/2018 9:20:03 AM PDT · by BBell · 29 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | 6/4/18 | JULIAN ROBINSON
    EU will 'dig its own grave' if it tries to punish Italy over new anti-Europe coalition, warns US billionaire George Soros as he calls for compensation for the country's influx of migrants US financier said Italy's situation 'unfair and also financially very burdensome' Sicily is one of the main landing points for refugees crossing the Med to Europe Soros said rise of Italy's right wing League party partly due to Europe's 'flawed' migration policiesBillionaire philanthropist George Soros has urged the EU to compensate Italy for its influx of migrants. The Hungarian-born US financier said the recent rise of Italy's right...
  • Schwarzenegger: Pruitt is the worst EPA head 'we have ever had'

    05/28/2018 9:40:37 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/26/18 03:11 PM EDT | JOSH DELK -
    In another jab to President Trump's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head, actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) labeled Scott Pruitt the worst EPA administrator of all time. "I pay no attention to what he says. He cannot be taken seriously," Schwarzenegger said at the R20 Austrian World Summit, an annual climate conference he hosts in his home country. "He's the worst Environmental secretary that we have ever had." Schwarzenegger went on to criticize Pruitt for his ties to oil and gas companies. “He's doing the bidding for the oil companies and the coal companies," the 70-year-old Republican told...