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  • Germany stabbing: Knifeman 'shouts Allahu Akbar' as he attacks couple at music festival

    08/28/2016 7:32:45 AM PDT · by traumer · 44 replies
    The two victims - a 66-year-old woman and a 57-year-old man - were attacked but managed to overpower the man who was then arrested by police in Oberhausen A couple at a German music festival have been attacked by a knifeman who witnesses claim was heard shouting "Allahu Akbar". A 66-year-old woman, believed to be the other victim's wife, is said to be fighting for her life. The other victim - a 57-year-old man - is seriously injured however he still managed to overpower the man who was then arrested by police officers in Oberhausen. The attack took place just...
  • Theresa May will trigger Brexit negotiations without Commons vote

    08/27/2016 12:06:08 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 17 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 08-27-2016 | Steven Swinford
    Theresa May will not hold a parliamentary vote on Brexit before opening negotiations to formally trigger Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, The Telegraph has learned. Opponents of Brexit claim that because the EU referendum result is advisory it must be approved by a vote in the Commons before Article 50 - the formal mechanism to leave the EU - is triggered. However, in a move which will cheer Eurosceptics, The Telegraph has learned that Mrs May will invoke Article 50 without a vote in Parliament.
  • Brexit Armageddon was a terrifying vision – but it simply hasn’t happened

    08/20/2016 5:04:12 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 20 August 2016 | Larry Elliott
    Unemployment would rocket. Tumbleweed would billow through deserted high streets. Share prices would crash. The government would struggle to find buyers for UK bonds. Financial markets would be in meltdown. Britain would be plunged instantly into another deep recession. Remember all that? It was hard to avoid the doom and gloom, not just in the weeks leading up to the referendum, but in those immediately after it. Many of those who voted remain comforted themselves with the certain knowledge that those who had voted for Brexit would suffer a bad case of buyer’s remorse. It hasn’t worked out that way....
  • Brexit most likely triggered by April 2017, British officials say

    08/20/2016 8:03:33 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 3 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | August 19, 2016 | Birgit Jennen
    Prime Minister Theresa May's team is still leaning toward the first part of 2017 as the best moment to trigger the start of formal talks over Britain's withdrawal from the European Union, according to two British officials. While reports in the U.K. media recently suggested May could wait until the end of 2017 before opening two years of negotiations, she is sympathetic to the case for acting by April at the latest as Germany and France prepare for elections and pro-Brexit campaigners at home warn against delay, said the officials, who asked not to be named discussing private conversations.
  • Poland approves bill outlawing phrase 'Polish death camps'

    08/17/2016 12:25:44 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 45 replies
    The Guardian ^ | August 16, 2016 | AP
    The Polish government has approved a new bill that foresees prison terms of up to three years for anyone who uses phrases like “Polish death camps” to refer to Auschwitz and other camps that Nazi Germany operated in occupied Poland during the second world war.
  • ‘We’ve had ENOUGH Merkel’ Rest of Europe gangs up on Germany over crippling EU austerity

    08/06/2016 5:33:43 PM PDT · by orchestra · 45 replies
    Express UK ^ | 8/6/2016 | Nick Gutteridge
    ANGELA Merkel cut an increasingly isolated figure in Europe tonight as the rest of the continent ganged up on Germany over its imposition of crippling austerity. Major EU nations including France, Italy and Spain are clubbing together to form a new alliance with the aim of wrestling back economic power from the German leader. Mediterranean economies have been devastated by an EU-wide policy of austerity enforced from Berlin, which has led to massive youth unemployment and soaring poverty. Fiscally conservative Germany, which is the EU’s largest economy, is reluctant to loosen the purse strings and authorise the huge injection of...
  • BREXIT BLOCK: EU bureaucrats tell Britain to PAY Ł20BN bill or we WON'T let you leave

    08/06/2016 10:06:34 AM PDT · by dragonblustar · 62 replies
    Express ^ | Aug 6, 2016 | Rebecca Perring & Monika Pallenberg
    BRUSSELS bureaucrats are forcing Britain to cough up a staggering Ł20BILLION before the country unshackles itself from the beleaguered bloc, it has emerged.
  • Witnesses report Paris' Eiffel Tower has been evacuated

    08/05/2016 11:54:38 AM PDT · by Enchante · 108 replies
    Breakingnews.com ^ | August 5, 2016 | Staff
    Witnesses report Paris' Eiffel Tower has been evacuated; cause not immediately known
  • Erdogan’s enabling act

    07/31/2016 6:06:17 AM PDT · by Prospero · 8 replies
    Chronicles ^ | July 20, 2016 | Srdja Trifkovic
    Last Saturday, during lunch with Scott Richert and Aaron Wolf at Rockford’s Prairie Street Brewhouse, I expressed suspicion that the coup in Turkey—just over 24 hours old at that time, and in the final stages of collapse—was Erdogan’s Reichstag fire: a stage-managed event, carried out by clueless stooges, meant to enhance the power of the manipulative autocrat who was its ostensible target.
  • Eurozone likely to get more stimulus as growth halves

    07/30/2016 6:08:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 29, 2016 10:43 AM EDT | Pan Pylas
    It seems that the strong start to the year was another false dawn for the eurozone economy and that the European Central Bank will have more to do in the months ahead to shore up growth. New figures released Friday confirmed that the eurozone, which is made up of 19 countries from Ireland to the west to Cyprus in the east, suffered a sizable slowdown in the second quarter of the year despite a number of stimulus measures that the European Central Bank has thrown at it. In its first estimate for the April to June period, Eurostat, the EU’s...
  • Trade Trap: EU as Model for Misnamed TPP, TTIP

    07/29/2016 5:47:02 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 7 replies
    The New American ^ | 29 July 2016 | William F. Jasper
    Two massive and dangerous “trade” agreements, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) loom on the near horizon. Like icebergs of doom, they lie mostly submerged, threatening to rip asunder the hulls of all sovereign ships of state that dare to sail their waters.We place the word “trade” in quotation marks because these twin pacts, which the Obama administration has listed as top priority items on its overall agenda, run to thousands of pages and establish international “rules” for hundreds of domestic issues that have nothing to do with traditional notions of trade, ranging from...
  • Juncker: No Matter How Bad Migrant Crisis, Terrorism Gets, We’ll Never Give Up On Open Borders

    07/26/2016 6:14:10 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 39 replies
    Jean-Claude Juncker has vowed that no matter how bad terrorism or the migrant crisis gets, the European Union (EU) will never give up on open borders. The European Commission president said terrorism could be countered with better intelligence-sharing between member states. On France 2’s Four Truths programme this morning, Mr. Juncker said “a lot of initiatives” will be required to strengthen security in the EU. After a bloody month for Europe in which the continent has seen multiple Islamic terror attacks — four in the last week in Germany alone — the EU president insisted better communication between member states...
  • Labour wanted mass immigration to make UK more multicultural, says former adviser

    07/24/2016 11:28:29 PM PDT · by Enchante · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | October 23, 2009 | Tom Whitehead
    He said the final published version of the report promoted the labour market case for immigration but unpublished versions contained additional reasons, he said. He wrote: "Earlier drafts I saw also included a driving political purpose: that mass immigration was the way that the Government was going to make the UK truly multicultural. "I remember coming away from some discussions with the clear sense that the policy was intended – even if this wasn't its main purpose – to rub the Right's nose in diversity and render their arguments out of date." The "deliberate policy", from late 2000 until "at...
  • Donald Trump: EU was formed 'to beat the US at making money'

    07/24/2016 3:21:46 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 07-23-2016 | Ben Jacobs
    Donald Trump has claimed that the European Union was created to “beat the United States when it comes to making money” in an interview with NBC News. Speaking to Chuck Todd, whom the Republican nominee has repeatedly berated as “sleepy-eyed”, Trump also said of the EU “the reason that it got together was like a consortium so that it could compete with the United States”. The European Union was founded as the European Coal and Steel Community in 1952 in an effort to promote strong cross-border ties in Europe and avoid future wars. It has since evolved to a customs...
  • Erdogan targets more than 50,000 in purge after failed Turkish coup

    07/19/2016 12:51:23 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies
    reuters ^ | Humeyra Pamuk and Ercan Gurses
    Turkey vowed to root out allies of the U.S.-based cleric it blames for an abortive coup last week, widening a purge of the army, police and judiciary on Tuesday to universities and schools, the intelligence agency and religious authorities. Around 50,000 soldiers, police, judges, civil servants and teachers have been suspended or detained since the coup attempt, stirring tensions across the country of 80 million which borders Syria's chaos and is a Western ally against Islamic State. "This parallel terrorist organisation will no longer be an effective pawn for any country," Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said, referring to what the...
  • Europe pushes own digital ‘cloud’ in wake of US spying scandal

    08/29/2013 3:20:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 29 August 2013
    The European Commission will redouble efforts to promote EU-based cloud services this fall—including the urgent drafting of a new charter—amid mounting evidence that the US PRISM spying scandal may damage the global market share of US-based tech companies involved in the cloud computing sector. In June and July 2013, the Cloud Security Alliance, an industry group, surveyed members and other cloud computing stakeholders about their reactions to the US PRISM spying scandal. One in ten of non-US residents responding indicated that they had canceled a project with a US-based cloud computing provider in the wake of PRISM, and 56% said...
  • Nostalgic Germans hoarding billions of Deutschmarks

    07/18/2016 12:29:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 18 Jul 2016 16:09 GMT+02:00 | [DPA/The Local (With Reporting by Verity Middleton)]
    Fourteen years after the introduction of the Euro in cash, Germans are still holding onto their Deutschmarks (DM), mainly for the sentimental value attached to them. The DM, which was introduced in West Germany in 1948 under Allied rule and adopted in East Germany in 1990, was replaced by the Euro in 2002. On the 31st of December 2001, DM banknotes to the value of €76.57 billion were in circulation. Since then, “more than 95% of DM banknotes in circulation have been exchanged” for Euros, Dorit Feldbrügge from the Bundesbank (German Central Bank) told The Local. But that means that...
  • ‘Massive failure’ as thousands of migrants due for deportation remain in Germany

    07/18/2016 5:12:06 AM PDT · by Scarpetta · 56 replies
    Daily Express [UK] ^ | July 18, 2016 | Allan Hall
    GERMAN officials are reporting a "massive failure in the rule of law" as thousands of refugees due for deportation remain in the country. A secret report by interior ministers of all of Germany's 16 states says tens of thousands of migrants scheduled to be flown to their homelands in the past few months are still in the country being cared for by taxpayers. The problem centres on incomplete paperwork, migrants lying about where they come from and the country's own medical profession. It is reported that hundreds of doctors are refusing to sign certificates stating that those intended for expulsion...
  • Globalist Obama: Terrorists, Racist Cops Are ‘Chronic Impulses’ to Be Defeated by Global Elites

    07/16/2016 5:24:32 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/15/2016 | Neal Munro
    Globalist elite cooperation can defeat the “chronic violence” that is caused by real jihadism in France and supposed racism in police forces, President Barack Obama told a roomful of foreign ambassadors July 15. “Overnight in Nice [France], we witnessed another tragic and appalling attack on the freedom and the peace that we cherish … [and] it’s been a difficult several weeks in the United States,” Obama told the ambassadors gathered in the White House. After mentioning the Nice attack and hinting at the police engagements, Obama sketched out his demand for globalist fix for the “chronic violence” that he says...
  • Turkey's Military Is a Catalyst for Reform (In Light Of Martial Law Being Declared In Turkey)

    07/15/2016 5:55:39 PM PDT · by OneVike · 11 replies
    Middle East Forum ^ | 2009 | by David Capezza
    Analysts generally consider military influence in politics and society to be a critical impediment to the development of democratic political and civil rights and freedoms. According to Freedom House, for example, greater military involvement in government politics decreases civil liberties and political rights in any given country; this infringes on a government's ability to develop democracy. Turkey may be an exception. The military has deep roots in society, and its influence predates the founding of the republic. But rather than hinder democratization, Turkey's military remains an important component in the checks and balances that protect Turkish democracy. Herein lies...
  • Brits' rush to quit EU gets backed up at the exit

    07/15/2016 7:25:33 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 17 replies
    Lowell Sun ^ | July 15 | Peter Lucas
    If President Barack Obama really believes in globalization, he would propose that the United States join the European Union. There is an opening. What better way to show unity and brotherhood with our friends and allies -- as well as with a few former enemies -- in the EU, as well as in NATO, than to partner with the Europeans That way, the U.S. would fill the role vacated by the quitters in the United Kingdom who voted to bail out of the EU, despite the fact that Obama campaigned for them to remain in the organization. Some people just...
  • BREAKING: Truck Drives Into Crowd During Bastille Day In Nice, France; Casualties Reported

    07/14/2016 2:40:50 PM PDT · by Enchante · 108 replies
    Breaking911.com ^ | July 14, 2016 | Staff
    According to initial reports, multiple injuries have been reported at the scene. Unconfirmed reports state that 10 have been pronounced dead at arrival. A reporter at the scene said: “There are people in blood everywhere” BREAKING: Truck Drives Into Crowd During Bastille Day In Nice, France.
  • Vehicles ablaze in Brussels 'do not appear to be related to terrorism': police (Wink)

    07/14/2016 9:12:26 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 28 replies
    abc.net.au ^ | Updated yesterday at 9:15pm | abc.net.au
    Vehicles ablaze in Brussels 'do not appear to be related to terrorism': police Updated yesterday at 9:15pm Police say explosions which were heard in Brussels do not appear to be related to terrorism. Local media and video shared from residents showed several cars ablaze in the Brussels business district of St Gilles. British news agency reports said that two explosions were heard that may have been caused by the burning cars. The fires have been doused and there are no reports of casualties. Belgium has been on high alert for months after terrorists linked to November's Paris attacks were traced...
  • UPDATE 2-Germany becomes second G7 nation to issue 10-year bond with negative yield

    07/14/2016 5:54:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 13, 2016 | Dhara Ranasinghe
    Germany on Wednesday became the second G7 nation after Japan to issue 10-year bonds with a negative yield, highlighting a willingness among investors to hold top-rated debt even as yields across the world collapse. Germany's 10-year government bond yield turned negative for the first time at an auction, fetching the lowest average yield on record for such paper at -0.05 percent.
  • The Jackboot Comes Down Hard on Germany

    07/13/2016 4:03:24 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 56 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 13 Jul, 2016 | Baron Bodissey/Nash Montana
    For several months the German police have been sporadically raiding the homes of people suspected of criticizing immigration on social media. Today the crackdown intensified considerably: sixty residences were raided. Note that Bavaria was once again the focus of police action — it must really be a hotbed of resistance against the Bundesrepublik’s policy on “refugees”. Many thanks to Nash Montana for translating this article from Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and to Egri Nök for the hat tip: Germany: First nationwide raid against hate posts on the internet Because hate on the Internet is rising, the BKA (Bundeskriminalamt, Federal Criminal Police...
  • Pew Research Finds Europeans Increasingly Uncomfortable With Immigration

    07/12/2016 7:32:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    MRC TV ^ | July 12, 2016 | Charlie McKenna
    A study released by the Pew Research Center on Monday shows a startling development in European attitudes towards Middle Eastern refugees. In eight of the ten countries surveyed, majorities of citizens polled believe incoming refugees increase the likelihood of terrorism at home. Respondents in Hungary, Poland, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Greece, and the United Kingdom all responded that they believe incoming refugees increase the risk of terrorism. Respondents in Hungary are most likely (at 76 percent) to believe incoming refugees increase the risk of terrorism, while respondents in Spain are the least likely to believe incoming refugees increase the likelihood of terrorism (at 40...
  • What Russia thinks of Brexit – and how it could gain from a fractured Europe

    07/11/2016 10:05:56 PM PDT · by Cronos · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11 July 2016 | Shaun Walker
    <p>What should you drink to mark Britain leaving the European Union? That was the question pondered by Russian state television’s ringmaster, Dmitry Kiselev, in a recent, heavily ideological weekly dispatch.</p> <p>“A glass of Scotch? But then you might been seen as a separatist,” the presenter mused. “A German beer? But then people will think you support Merkel and her migration policies, which are what led to the collapse of the EU.”</p>
  • Brexit vote paves way for federal union to save UK, says all-party group

    07/10/2016 9:42:03 PM PDT · by Cronos · 10 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10 July 2016 | Martin Kettle
    The governance of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland should be reinvented within a new voluntary union in a bid to save the UK from disintegration, an independent all-party group of experts will argue this week....Their proposals say the existing union should be replaced with fully devolved government in each part of the UK, with each given full sovereignty over its own affairs. The Westminster parliament, the group says, should then be reduced to 146 MPs. The individual nations and regions of the UK would then be encouraged to pool sovereignty to cover the matters they wish to be dealt...
  • Battle of wills in Brussels: Brexit negotiations given boost as EU chiefs snub Juncker

    07/10/2016 7:41:50 PM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 4 replies
    Express ^ | July 10, 2016 | MARCO GIANNANGELI
    BRITAIN is likely to deal with Europe’s member states and not the European Commission when thrashing out the Brexit deal, the European Council has indicated. It would signal a victory for Britain’s negotiators following a battle of wills between the Council and Jean-Claude Juncker’s EU Commission, which had hoped to play a central role. It was feared that Commission president Mr Juncker would try to apply pressure for the UK to exit Europe before working out an alternative deal. One senior EU official said: “Juncker wanted Britain to leave the parking lot before programming the sat nav.” However, during a...
  • Poll: Brexit vote boosts support for EU in Germany

    07/09/2016 6:48:06 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies
    dw.com ^ | July 8, 2016 | Naomi Conrad / msh
    The Brexit debate has boosted appreciation of the European Union in Germany - which also helps Chancellor Angela Merkel and her ruling coalition. The Euroskeptic Alternative for Germany party lost out in the bargain.
  • British vote won't stop EU enlargement, say France, Germany

    07/04/2016 2:55:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 4, 2016 3:01 PM EDT
    The leaders of France and Germany assured prospective EU members in the Balkans on Monday that the British vote to leave the union won’t threaten eventual enlargement of the bloc. Balkan nations that survived wars and political breakups in the 1990s worry they will face more hurdles to membership as the EU struggles to keep itself together. And pro-Russian forces in countries such as Serbia are hoping to sway the region toward Moscow and away from the West, as the Brexit vote throws European unity into question. French President François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel sought to soothe worries...
  • UK Pound Sterling hits new 31-year low against the dollar

    07/06/2016 7:35:02 AM PDT · by Cronos · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 5 July 2016 | Angela Monaghan
    The pound sank to a fresh 31-year low against the dollar on Wednesday amid growing signs that the shock Brexit vote is already damaging the UK economy. Sterling hit a low of $1.2796 at one point as investors lost confidence in Britain’s future outside the European Union and piled out of the UK currency. The last time the pound was lower was in June 1985, but it has still got a way to fall before hitting its all time low against the dollar of $1.0520, struck on 1 March 1985. Sterling has plunged almost 15% since a poll published on...
  • 'YOU'RE FINISHED JUNCKER' Livid Angela Merkel set to 'deal with' gloating Brussels chief

    07/05/2016 4:31:09 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 31 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | Nick Gutteridge
    The fuming German chancellor is planning to wield the axe on the bungling bureaucrat, who is facing calls from across the continent to resign. Senior ministers in Berlin have been dismayed by Mr Juncker's confrontational approach to Britain over the last fortnight and now believe he is "part of the problem". Mrs Merkel is said to be particularly perturbed by the unpopular Commission president using the Brexit result to "gloat" and push for further EU integration. Crowing interviews he has given trying to marginalise and provoke Britain have proved the final straw, and she has now decided to sack him...
  • USD/CAD – Canadian Dollar Higher, BoC Business Survey Next

    07/04/2016 7:30:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    Market Pulse ^ | July 4, 2016 | Kenny Fisher
    The Canadian dollar has posted gains on Monday session, continuing the upward trend which marked the Friday. USD/CAD is trading at 1.2860. The Canadian dollar posted strong gains on Friday, which was somewhat surprising as Canadian markets were closed for Canada Day. US markets are closed on Monday for Independence Day, so there are no scheduled US events. Canada will publish Manufacturing PMI and the BoC Business Outlook Survey. With the financial markets understandably focused on the stunning Brexit vote, the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy has shifted to the back-burner. That could change later this week, with the release of...
  • America Needs to Follow Britain’s Example to Take Back Our Country

    07/04/2016 12:45:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | July 3, 2016 | Ilana Mercer
    During the Bretton Woods Conference, in 1944, Lord Halifax is said to have “whispered to Lord Keynes: ‘It’s true: they have the money bags but we have all the brains.’” By “they,” Halifax meant the Americans. His frustration with the American mind—often prosaic and anti-intellectual—during the critical Bretton-Woods negotiations seems as valid today. As odious as Britain’s elites are; boy, are they cleverer than ours. Take the impromptu interview, on June 28, which Richard Quest, CNN’s imported British broadcast journalist, conducted with Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party. Farage had emerged exhilarated from the coven that is the...
  • UKIP leader Nigel Farage stands down

    07/04/2016 3:16:13 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 38 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7/4/2016 | BBC News
    Mr Farage said he had "done my bit" following the UK's referendum vote to leave the EU. He said the party was in a "pretty good place" and said he would not change his mind about quitting as he did after the 2015 general election. Leading UKIP was "tough at times" but "all worth it" said Mr Farage, who is also an MEP. He added that the UK needed a "Brexit prime minister". Mr Farage said the party would campaign against "backsliding" on the UK's exit from the EU, saying he planned to see out his term in the European...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – July 3rd, 2016 (video)

    07/03/2016 8:48:56 PM PDT · by Lera · 21 replies
    Calvary Chapel ^ | Jul 3, 2016 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. talks about how increasing Islamic terrorist attacks, restructuring of Europe, and the realigning of the Middle East are creating an unstoppable momentum as we see prophecies fulfilled in the 7-year tribulation, beginning to come to pass now.
  • 2016 07 03 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Enough" (video)

    07/03/2016 1:32:14 PM PDT · by Lera · 8 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | Jul 3, 2016 | John Haller
    WARNING: NOT AN OBAMA, HILLARY, or LORETTA-FREE SUNDAY! Have you ever gotten to the point where you just have to say, "Enough"? When an EU Commission has concluded that a drink manufacturer cannot claim that "water can prevent dehydration", the people said "Enough!" When abortion supporters fell on their knees, weeping and celebrating the Supreme Court's decision to throw out the Texas law that implemented standards for abortion clinics, the pro-life crowd said "Enough!" When the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the United States had a private meeting with Bill Clinton, while the FBI was actively investigating his wife, the...
  • Angela Merkel 'to oust Jean-Claude Juncker'

    07/03/2016 8:53:07 AM PDT · by Prospero · 26 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/3/2016 | Peter Foster
    Angela Merkel could move to oust Europe’s federalist chief Jean-Claude Juncker 'within the next year', a Germany government minister has said, in a sign of deepening European divisions over how to respond to Britain’s Brexit vote. The German chancellor’s frustration with the European Commission chief came as Europe split over whether to use the Brexit negotiations as a trigger to deepen European integration or take a more pragmatic approach to Britain as it heads for the exit door.
  • Clinton sought secret info on EU bailout plans as son-in-law's doomed hedge fund gambled on Greece

    07/01/2016 5:29:13 PM PDT · by blueyon · 22 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 7/01/16 | Peter Byrne
    "Clinton sought secret info on EU bailout plans as son-in-law's doomed hedge fund gambled on Greece" Hedge fund manager Marc Mezvinsky had friends in high places when he bet big on a Greek economic recovery, but even the keen interest of his mother-in-law, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, wasn't enough to spare him and his investors from financial tragedy. In 2012, Mezvinski, the husband of Chelsea Clinton, created a $325 million basket of offshore funds under the Eaglevale Partners banner through a special arrangement with investment bank Goldman Sachs. The funds have lost tens of millions of dollars predicting that...
  • The Lesson of Margaret Thatcher’s Demise and the Brexit Vote

    07/01/2016 4:55:55 AM PDT · by detective · 7 replies
    The New American ^ | 30 June 2016 | Steve Byas
    “No, no, no!” British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (shown) told the House of Commons on October 30, 1990, to a proposal for a more centralized government in Europe. European Commission President Jacque Delors had announced his support for centralizing power in Europe, away from national governments such as the United Kingdom. He proposed that the European Parliament become the “democratic” body of the European Community, with the Commission as the executive and the Council of Ministers the senate.
  • Out-of-Control Amanpour Badgers Pro-Brexit Official; He Pushes Back

    06/30/2016 11:57:23 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 29, 2016 | Matthew Balan
    CNN's Christiane Amanpour took her left-leaning, pro-European Union activism to a new level on Tuesday during an interview of pro-Brexit politician Daniel Hannan. Amanpour, who recently blasted the referendum as an example of "xenophobia", tried to implicate the British member of the European Parliament as somehow partially responsible for supposed post-vote "hate crimes." Hannan didn't take her clear bias sitting down, however: "You guys have been shouting 'racist' so long, you're not listening to what we were actually saying...if I was relying on CNN...I would think that this was nativist vote, a protectionist vote. It's the opposite." [video below] The...
  • 'The end is coming,' says Ron Paul

    06/30/2016 7:31:52 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 14 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/29 | Amanda Diaz
    The historic U.K. vote to leave the European Union is a sign of a major global meltdown, not just a watershed that marks the end of a unified continent, former Rep. Ron Paul says. "I think [the EU] will become nonfunctional," Paul told CNBC's " Futures Now " on Tuesday. "It really is coming to an end. It doesn't mean tomorrow or the next day, but people are going to be really unhappy. The end is coming, but it isn't coming because of the breakup," he added. Paul attributed the fallout to "bad fiscal policies" around the globe. He said...
  • Boris Johnson rules himself out of Conservative leader race

    06/30/2016 4:46:31 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 43 replies
    BBC ^ | June 30, 2016
    Ex-London mayor Boris Johnson has ruled himself out of the race to be the next Conservative leader and prime minister. In a speech in London - billed as his campaign launch - Mr Johnson said he did not believe he could provide the leadership or unity needed... Addressing reporters in a new conference just moments before the deadline for nominations passed, Mr Johnson said the next Conservative leader would have to unify his party and ensure that Britain stood tall in the world. "Having consulted colleagues and in view of the circumstances in Parliament, I have concluded that person cannot...
  • President Of The EU Parliament: "It Is Not The EU Philosophy That The Crowd Can Decide Its Fate"

    06/30/2016 2:46:46 AM PDT · by cartan · 22 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 2016-06-27 | Tyler Durden
    If anyone needs another confirmation that the European Union is fundamentally the most anti-democratic entity currently in existence, then the following statement by European Parliament Martin Schultz should put all confusion to rest. Schulz: "The British have violated the rules. It is not the EU philosophy that the crowd can decide its fate". Schulz: "The British have violated the rules. It is not the #EU philosophy that the crowd can decide its fate". #TBC https://t.co/z0mujO09eG— TaleofTwoTreaties (@Taleof2Treaties) June 27, 2016 Confused: Here is what Deutsche Bank said earlier today: The shockwaves and consequences around Brexit will resonate for years. It's...
  • What Brexit Means for the European Union’s Future

    06/29/2016 8:51:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 27, 2016 | Josh Siegel
    Britain’s decision to leave the European Union could inspire other disaffected nations to consider a way out unless the bloc responds to anxiety across the continent over jobs, immigration, and globalization.While experts say an all-out breakup of the European Union is far-fetched, countries both successful (like Sweden) and struggling (such as Greece) may view the British experience as a model to change their own lots in life.“There is a serious risk that Britain’s decision to withdraw from the European Union could set off similar demands on other member states,” said Michael Leigh, a senior fellow at The German Marshall Fund...
  • Stupid Butt-Hurt Millennials (Whining about Brexit)

    06/29/2016 5:07:52 PM PDT · by libertarian27 · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 29, 2016 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Stupid butt-hurt millennials are whining and crying because the UK voted to leave the EU. Paul Joseph Watson
  • Why All the Post-Brexit Hysteria

    06/29/2016 3:10:10 PM PDT · by fortheDeclaration · 7 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | 6/27/16 | Troy Vincent
    The night after the vote for an independent United Kingdom from the European Union had concluded I found myself at dinner with my wife trying to explain why the world portrayed by many financial analysts and news outlets was so filled with doom and gloom. “Why does the UK leaving the EU necessitate a global or UK financial meltdown?” she asked. And then it hit me, this was the question the world’s largest financial publications were failing to ask, or at the very least to answer honestly. The answer to this question can be as complex as you would like...
  • [Scottish PM] Nicola Sturgeon snubbed by EU member states including Germany

    06/29/2016 1:53:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 29 June 2016 • 10:41AM | Simon Johnson
    Nicola Sturgeon will now meet Jean-Claude Juncker during her visit to Brussels today to discuss Scotland keeping its EU status, but she suffered another major blow after receiving short shrift from Germany. […] It also emerged today that a series of member state governments have indicated they will not hold direct talks with the SNP about protecting Scotland’s status in the EU. The German government told the Glasgow Herald this was an “internal” British issue and declined to comment further when asked if it would engage directly with the Scottish Government. …
  • British business owner in Germany: why I support Brexit

    06/29/2016 12:44:02 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 12 replies
    thelocal.de ^ | 28 Jun 2016 17:35 GMT+02:00 | Emma Anderson
    British business owner in Germany: why I support Brexit Published: 28 Jun 2016 17:35 GMT+02:00 Updated: 28 Jun 2016 17:35 GMT+02:00 Scottish business owner Alexander McWhinney tells The Local why he supported the vote for a Brexit despite being an expat - much to the surprise of employees at his stores in the Rhineland. McWhinney has lived in Germany for 30 years. He now owns three stores under his brand The English Shop, starting with his flagship in Cologne. He’s the kind of person who has enjoyed many of the benefits of the EU: the ability to move and work...