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  • EU puts Turks on 10-year timeline

    10/06/2004 10:25:30 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 15 replies · 293+ views
    The Australian ^ | October 06 2004 | Nicolas Rothwell
    AFTER 40 years of hesitation and seven hard years of reform and lobbying, Turkey is basking today in the most qualified of invitations to begin the process of joining Europe - a continent whose eastern half the Ottoman empire controlled for centuries. A European Commission report released yesterday, which paves the way for a deciding vote by the 25-member European Union at its December summit, was heavily qualified, and Turkish leaders were muted in their expressions of delight at their initial success. Presenting the decision to the European parliament last night, commission president Romano Prodi said it was a "qualified...
  • European banks to quit London if UK left EU: Goldman executive

    09/03/2013 9:53:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Sep 2, 2013 1:30pm EDT
    European banks would leave London “in very short order” if Britain voted to exit the European Union, a senior Goldman Sachs executive said in a newspaper interview published on Monday. Michael Sherwood, a vice-chairman at the bank, said the prospect of a British withdrawal was a real worry given Prime Minister David Cameron’s plans to hold a referendum on the subject if re-elected in 2015. … Goldman’s Sherwood predicted European banks would quickly relocate if Britain did sever its EU ties. “Forget what we would do. Every European firm would be gone in very short order,” he was quoted as...
  • EU to ban olive oil jugs from restaurants

    05/17/2013 9:57:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5:52PM BST 17 May 2013 | Bruno Waterfield
    The European Union is to ban olive oil jugs and dipping bowls from restaurant tables in a move described by one of Britain’s top cooks as authoritarian and damaging to artisan food makers. The small glass jugs filled with green- or gold-colored extra virgin olive oil are familiar and traditional for restaurant goers across Europe, but they will be banned from 1 January 2014 after a decision taken in an obscure Brussels committee earlier this week. From next year, olive oil “presented at a restaurant table” must be in prepackaged factory bottles with a tamper-proof dispensing nozzle and labeling in...
  • UKIP will cause political earthquake in European elections, says Nigel Farage

    05/05/2013 11:06:53 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | Sunday, May 5, 2013 | Nicholas Watt
    Amid growing calls from Tory MPs for David Cameron to respond to the Ukip threat by bringing forward legislation on an EU referendum, Farage warned that his party would not go away even if No 10 "starts singing the same song". William Hague, who famously suffered a major defeat in the 2001 election after tacking to the right, called for a cautious response to Ukip as he warned of the dangers of "quick fixes". Philip Hammond, the defence secretary, said many Ukip voters were "frustrated Conservatives". As the Tories work out their response to Ukip, which won nearly a quarter...
  • MEPs to vote on EU 'ban on all forms of pornography'

    03/09/2013 5:05:58 AM PST · by KevinDavis · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 03/08/2013 | Bruno Waterfield
    Controversy has erupted over next Tuesday's European Parliament resolution "on eliminating gender stereotypes in the EU", meant to mark international women's day, after libertarian Swedish MEPs from the Pirate Party spotted the call for a ban in the small print. While not legally binding, the vote could be the first step towards European legislation as the EU's assembly increasingly flexes its political muscle within Europe's institutions.
  • Catholics leaving Bosnia-Herzegovina (forced Islamization)

    10/13/2012 4:44:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Radio Vaticana ^ | 10/13/12
    Christians are massively leaving post-war Bosnia-Herzegovina amid mounting discrimination and Islamization, according to a new report. "Many believers leave the country since war raged 20 years ago," said Netherlands-based advocacy and aid group Kerk in Nood, or 'Church in Need', in the report obtained by Vatican Radio. There are just 440,000 Catholics left in the Balkan nation, half the prewar figure, the group said. The report came on the heels of talks between the cardinal of Sarajevo, Vinko Puljic, and European Council President Herman van Rompuy about difficulties faced by Bosnia's Christians. MOSQUES BUILT Puljic reportedly complained that while dozens...
  • BREAKING: Ayman al-Zawahiri is Al Qaeda’s New ‘Emir’

    05/20/2011 2:59:50 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 27 replies
    Global Freedom ^ | Michael van der Galien
    This is breaking news: Ayman al-Zawahiri has officially been named ‘emir’ of Al Qaeda. This makes him the successor of Obama bin Laden, who was taken out by a team of Navy Seals earlier this month. Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reports that it has read classified documents from the Dutch secret intelligence organization (AIVD). According to the documents, Al-Zawahiri was appointed as Al Qaeda’s new leader during a meeting on May 9, a week after the death of OBL. “On May 9, the leadership of Al Qaeda elected Al-Zawahiri during a meeting in the tribal areas, between Afghanistan and Pakistan”,...
  • Bosnia & Kosovo: radical Islam, organ trafficking, and media bias

    12/15/2010 7:14:39 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 7 replies · 2+ views
    Serbianna ^ | December 15, 2010 | Lee Jay Walker
    The conflict that raged throughout the former Yugoslavia was met by a wall of silence when it came to important issues. These important issues apply to America and the United Kingdom supporting Islamists in a brutal civil war in Bosnia and then installing a new nation by ignoring international law in Kosovo. Also, is it credible to believe that the vast majority of major news agencies and national governments did not know about thousands of Islamists in Europe who were sent to slit the throats and behead Orthodox Christians? Shoeless Holbrooke sits with Muslim Albanian gunmen that ran the organ...
  • Daily Attacks in Iraq Drop Nearly 95 Percent

    12/22/2008 3:10:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 737+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2008 – The number of daily attacks in Iraq has dropped nearly 95 percent since last year, a U.S. military official said yesterday. Iraq suffered an average of 180 attacks per day this time last year. But over the past week, the average number was 10, Army Brig. Gen. David G. Perkins, a Multinational Force Iraq spokesman, said. “This is a dramatic improvement of safety throughout the country,” Perkins told reporters during a wide-ranging news conference in Baghdad yesterday. He added that the country’s murder rates have dropped below levels that existed before the start of American...
  • A look inside Al Qaeda - The militant is known as Abu Ubaida al Masri, .....his path reveals...

    04/03/2008 10:23:09 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies · 452+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 2, 2008 | Sebastian Rotella, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
    The militant is known as Abu Ubaida al Masri, and charting his path reveals his vulnerabilities and those of the terrorist group. COPENHAGEN -- If Al Qaeda strikes the West in the coming months, it's likely the mastermind will be a stocky Egyptian explosives expert with two missing fingers. His alias is Abu Ubaida al Masri. Hardly anyone has heard of him outside a select circle of anti-terrorism officials and Islamic militants. He has overseen the major plots that the network needs to stay viable, investigators say: the London transportation bombings in 2005, a foiled transatlantic "spectacular" aimed at U.S.-bound...
  • Islamist reportedly denied residency in Germany (Bosnian citizen)

    09/02/2007 7:08:52 PM PDT · by joan · 5 replies · 345+ views
    Monsters & Critics ^ | September 2, 2007
    Sep 2, 2007, 13:56 GMT Munich - A German-based Islamist who was detained for several weeks in Pakistan on suspicion of links with terrorism has been denied residency back home in Germany and sent to his country of citizenship, Bosnia-Herzegovina, a news magazine said Sunday. Focus quoted German authorities as confirming that the 29-year-old man from the south-western city of Pforzheim was taken in the middle of last week to Bosnia and placed in custody there. Asked Sunday by Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa for confirmation, a federal interior ministry spokesman declined to comment. No other details were available. German officials had...
  • Did Clinton nod to Mubarak overthrow? Book suggests foreign policy goof led to Luxor terror massacre

    10/15/2001 6:09:09 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 10 replies · 979+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Monday, October 15, 2001
    Did Clinton nod to Mubarak overthrow? Book suggests foreign policy goof led to Luxor terror massacre © 2001 WorldNetDaily.com A secret deal between the Clinton administration and terrorists linked with Osama bin Laden led directly to the senseless slaughter of some 70 West European tourists and the wounding of hundreds, according to a book written by a former congressional terrorism expert. According to Yossef Bodansky, author of "Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America," a Central Intelligence Agency operative dealing with Islamic terrorists on matters of security for the U.S. forces in Bosnia-Herzegovina led them to believe President Clinton ...
  • Need for Dialogue Between Christians and Muslims (Pope meets with muslim representatives)

    09/25/2006 6:37:17 AM PDT · by ELS · 21 replies · 684+ views
    Vatican Information Serivice ^ | September 25, 2006 | Vatican Information Serivice
    VATICAN CITY, SEP 25, 2006 (VIS) - This morning in the Apostolic Palace at Castelgandolfo, Benedict XVI received Cardinal Paul Poupard, president of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue, and representatives from Muslim-majority countries that maintain diplomatic links with the Holy See. Participating in the meeting were heads of mission from Kuwait, Jordan, Pakistan, Qatar, Ivory Coast, Indonesia, Turkey, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Lebanon, Yemen, Egypt, Iraq, Senegal, Algeria, Morocco, Albania, the Arab League, Syria, Tunisia, Libya, Iran and Azerbaijan. Also present were 14 members of the Islamic Council of Italy and representatives from the Italian Islamic Cultural Center and the Office of...
  • Russia vows to end gas shortage

    01/02/2006 10:48:14 AM PST · by george76 · 6 replies · 605+ views
    BBC News ^ | 2 January 2006 | BBC
    Russia says it will pump more gas to Europe after various countries said their supplies had fallen by up to 40% after Moscow cut Ukraine's provision. France, Italy, Germany and Poland were among those reporting falling volumes. Russia said it was sending an extra 95m cubic metres a day to make up for gas "stolen" by Ukraine. Ukraine denies it has siphoned off $25m (£15m) worth of gas from a pipeline crossing its territory after Russia cut off its supply in a price dispute. Russian gas monopoly Gazprom raised the price of 1,000 cubic metres of gas from $50 to...
  • NBC 4 - Irresistible Headlines - Researcher Says Balkan Hill Is Pyramid

    10/26/2005 8:35:54 PM PDT · by Buddy B · 30 replies · 1,938+ views
    NBC4.tv - Los Angeles, CA ^ | October 26, 2005 | n/a
    Researcher Says Balkan Hill Is Pyramid Visocica Hill Is 2,300 Feet High SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- A Sarajevo-born researcher said he has discovered an ancient pyramid in the hills of central Bosnia.
  • Jihad Against Danish Newspaper [Offended by cartoons]

    10/23/2005 10:05:53 AM PDT · by aculeus · 40 replies · 2,478+ views
    Brussels Journal ^ | October 22, 2005 | Paul Belien
    Islam is no laughing matter. The Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten is being protected by security guards and several cartoonists have gone into hiding after the newspaper published a series of twelve cartoons (view them here) about the prophet Muhammad. According to the Islam it is blasphemous to make images of the prophet. Muslim fundamentalists have threatened to bomb the paper’s offices and kill the cartoonists. The newspaper published the cartoons when a Danish author complained that he could find no-one to illustrate his book about Muhammad. Jyllands-Posten wondered whether there were more cases of self-censorship regarding Islam in Denmark and asked...
  • NATO Proclaims Victory In BosniaPeace force to stand down; EU relief is set

    08/16/2004 1:12:49 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 4 replies · 234+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | August 15, 2004 | Brian Whitmore
    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- When NATO forces first came to Bosnia nearly a decade ago, they lived in heavily guarded compounds, patrolled the streets in tanks, and often wore full body armor. Now, as part of an effort to bring the troops closer to the people they are protecting, scores of soldiers rent ordinary homes in communities throughout the country, shop in neighborhood stores, eat at local cafes, and conduct what military officials call "soft patrols" without flak jackets or helmets. The changes, which one military official called "the next step in the evolution of peacekeeping," leave troops in Sarajevo exposed...
  • Former Bosnian President Izetbegovic Dies

    10/19/2003 7:19:08 AM PDT · by Int · 163 replies · 269+ views
    AP ^ | October 19, 2003
    Former Bosnian President Izetbegovic Dies Former Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic Dies of Complications After Fall at Age 78 The Associated Press SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina Oct. 19 — Alija Izetbegovic, who led Bosnia's Muslims during the 1992-95 war for independence then became one of the multiethnic republic's first postwar presidents, died Sunday, a hospital official said. He was 78. Izetbegovic died of complications that developed after he was hospitalized for injuries sustained from a fall in his home, said Dr. Ismet Gavrankapetanovic, the head of Sarajevo's Kosevo clinic. "The former president of Bosnian-Herzegovina died in the Kosevo hospital today," Gavrankapetanovic was quoted...
  • Clinton Opens Massacre War Memorial in Bosnia

    09/27/2003 7:47:05 PM PDT · by Coleus · 23 replies · 332+ views
    ohio.com ^ | 09.20.03
    Clinton Opens Massacre Memorial in BosniaALEXANDAR S. DRAGICEVICAssociated Press A Bosnian Muslim woman weeps as she squats next to the grave of her relative in the foggy morning during a memorial ceremony for 107 identified victims of the Srebrenica massacre in July 1995. AMEL EMRIC, Associated Press. SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Former President Clinton called for ethnic and religious tolerance Saturday as he joined survivors of Europe's worst massacre since World War II in opening a memorial center for the victims.Srebrenica, 50 miles northeast of Sarajevo, had been declared a "safe zone" by the United Nations when it was overrun...