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  • Sadiq Khan takes dig at Donald Trump – saying protesting Brits should exercise ‘free speech’ (T)

    04/26/2018 2:04:32 PM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies ^ | 4/26/2018 | Natasha Clark
    The London Mayor issued a warning to the US President after it was announced he will officially visit the UK for the first time in July. The trip will take place on Friday the 13th - after Mr Trump stops off in Brussels for a summit of Nato leaders. But Mr Khan - who has clashed repeatedly with him on several occasions - issued a thinly vieled warning that he will face angry protesters if he comes to London. The Mayor tweeted: "If he comes to London, President Trump will experience an open and diverse city that has always chosen...
  • French President: ‘You Don’t Make Trade War with Your Ally’

    04/23/2018 2:55:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 23, 2018 | 12:16 PM EDT | Melanie Arter
    French President Emmanuel Macron told “Fox News Sunday” that he hopes President Donald Trump won’t impose new tariffs on aluminum and steel for the European Union, a key U.S. ally. “When the president announced new tariffs on aluminum and steel for the European Union, you said, we will not negotiate with a gun pointed at her head. There is now a May 1st deadline. Who is going to blink, President Trump or you?” Fox News host Chris Wallace asked. “I hope — I mean, he will not implement these new tariffs and he will decide for an exemption for the...
  • Macron's party divided as France debates immigration law

    04/22/2018 9:18:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies ^ | 22 April 2018 17:14 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    French lawmakers were set to vote Sunday on a controversial immigration law that has exposed unprecedented divisions in President Emmanuel Macron’s young centrist party. At least one MP, Jean-Michel Clement, is planning to vote against the law — at a cost of being kicked out of Macron’s En Marche (Republic On The Move) party — while several others said they would abstain. The lower-house national assembly was supposed to vote on the bill Friday, but the fractious debate stretched into the weekend due to more than 1,000 amendments proposed by MPs. More than 200 of the changes were suggested by...
  • Russia’s ‘keep it in the ground’ ploy to stifle American oil

    04/22/2018 12:28:30 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 30 replies ^ | 04/22/18 | William F. Shughart II
    ... But a threat is hanging over oil. What is most ominous is the spread of the destructive idea that, because of climate change, all fossil fuels, including oil, must be kept in the ground. Russia bears some of the blame for that underhanded campaign, using social media to twist American public opinion against oil production to achieve its own devious goal: push up world oil prices. With Russia’s help, the keep-it-in-the-ground movement threatens to impede the production of oil offshore and stifle hydraulic fracturing in shale formations. At the same time, Russia is spearheading opposition to the construction of...
  • Police will not forcibly remove veils from women: Danish justice minister

    04/20/2018 6:54:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies ^ | 19 April 2018 14:32 CEST+02:00
    A widely-discussed proposal to ban public wearing of face-covering garments including the burqa and niqab is set to be voted on in Denmark’s parliament. Minister of Justice Søren Pape Poulsen, who was scheduled to present the proposal in parliament for a first round of voting on Thursday, said that a passing of the proposal into law would not result in police forcibly removing women’s burqas. Women wearing the burqa in public would be fined or asked to go home, the minister told newspaper Politiken. “If they live nearby, they will be asked to go home,” Poulsen said. A further option...
  • Ex-official in Bremen suspected of illegally approving 1,200 asylum cases [Germany: Yazidis]

    04/20/2018 6:46:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies ^ | 20 April 2018 12:32 CEST+02:00 | DPA/The Local
    A senior official at the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) allegedly granted asylum to more than 1,200 applicants without valid legal reasons for their approval. She has since been removed from her position. The employee headed the BAMF office in Bremen and worked with three lawyers who assisted her in wrongfully granting asylum to refugees from other federal states, according to joint research conducted by Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ), NDR and Radio Bremen. Many of the applicants were said to have been Yazidis, a Kurdish religious minority living mainly in northern Iraq and northern Syria. During the reign of...
  • Germany to accept 10,000 refugees as part of EU-wide program

    04/19/2018 7:49:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies ^ | 19 April 2018 12:59 CEST+02:00 | DPA/The Local
    As part of an EU-wide resettlement program, Germany has promised to take in refugees from North Africa and the Middle East, though critics say the country is accepting too few. […] The EU Commission launched the program last summer as a way to provide particularly vulnerable refugees with a safe and direct route to Europe. As a whole, the EU will be accepting more than 50,000 refugees, mostly from North Africa. The Commission is supporting the host countries with half a billion euros. Germany has promised to accept 10,000 refugees by autumn 2019. The German nonprofit Pro Asyl (Pro Asylum)...
  • Jewish men attacked with belt by Arabic-speaking youth in central Berlin

    04/18/2018 8:54:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies ^ | 18 April 2018 12:26 CEST+02:00 | AFP/The Local
    A video has emerged showing an Arab youth attacking two Jewish men in broad daylight on the streets of Berlin on Tuesday. The attack happened at around 8 pm on Tuesday evening in the Prenzlauer Berg district, police report. The two Jewish men, who were reportedly wearing kippas, were verbally attacked by a group of three youths, who used anti-Semitic epithets against them. One youth then emerged from the group of three young men and attacked a 21-year-old Israeli with his belt, while shouting “Jew” at him. The victims of the attack were able to record footage of it on...
  • Karl Marx’s birth city sells ‘zero-euro’ bills for his 200th birthday [Trier, Germany]

    04/18/2018 8:56:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies ^ | 18 April 2018 16:23 CEST+02:00 | DPA/The Local
    In Rheinland-Pfalz, Marx’s 200th birthday bash is bringing in a lot of capital. Whether the communist philosopher would have been down with this commerce is hard to say. Karl Marx was born on May 5th, 1818 in Trier, in what is now Rheinland-Palatinate. Many cities in the surrounding area are using the upcoming anniversary to gain big capital from multiple Marx-themed memorabilia, including a “zero-euro” bill introduced in March with the likeness of Karl Marx, who had a very distant relationship to money.The German thinker is known for being the father of modern Communism, with groundbreaking works such as Capital—A...
  • French police battle rioters in deprived Toulouse suburb [Mirail]

    04/17/2018 5:34:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies ^ | 17 April 2018 12:04 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Angry youths in a deprived area of the French city of Toulouse have attacked police, torched cars and set fire to garbage during two nights of clashes that have led to 18 arrests, police said Tuesday. The rioting in the Mirail area of the southern city, a high-crime neighborhood once home to several jihadists, was apparently sparked by the death of a local man in prison and an identity check by police on a veiled woman on Sunday. After nearly four hours of clashes on Sunday night that saw gangs throw stones at the local police station and set fire...
  • In Paris, Trudeau defends benefits of EU-Canada trade deal

    04/16/2018 9:18:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 16, 2018 10:51 AM EDT
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron have discussed a renewed economic partnership to boost growth, jobs and investments in their two countries. […] Trudeau said “we already see the results” of the new trade rules, called the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act (CETA). Canadian imports from France have increased 4 percent last year and Canadian investments in France have jumped 23 percent, he said. …
  • Germans fear the rise of 'lawless' neighborhoods, poll shows

    04/16/2018 12:31:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 04.15.2018 | Elizabeth Schumacher (with DPA)
    A poll published on Sunday by Germany’s biggest tabloid, Bild, found that just a little over half of Germans believe there are neighborhoods in the country so dangerous that even police fear to tread there. About 51 percent of participants said that they believed lawless “no-go” zones existed, whereas 41 percent said there were no such areas in Germany. About 77 percent said they wished police would crack down harder on crime syndicates. The somewhat dubious concept of lawless areas in Germany has been promoted in no small part by disproportionate reporting of crimes committed by migrants and foreigners in...
  • Russia-West 'alienation' is worrying: German president

    04/15/2018 10:16:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies ^ | 15 April 2018 15:51 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Sunday voiced alarm over the growing “alienation” between Russia and the West, stressing the need for dialogue as post-Cold War tensions peak. Speaking to the Bild am Sonntag newspaper, Steinmeier said last month’s poisoning of a former Russian spy in England, which Britain and its allies blame on Moscow, was “a very serious incident”. “But we should be at least as worried about the galloping alienation between Russia and the West, the consequences of which stretch far beyond this case,” the former foreign minister said. Moscow vehemently denies involvement in the nerve agent poisoning of...
  • Germany's foreign population reaches record 10.6 million

    04/12/2018 6:22:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 04.12.2018 | nm/rt (dpa, AFP)
    The number of foreigners in Germany grew by around 5.8 percent in 2017. The new statistics show that while refugee arrivals have leveled off, immigration from eastern EU countries is climbing at an above-average rate. At the end of 2017 there were 10.6 million foreigners registered in Germany, according to figures released by the Federal Office of Statistics on Thursday. That’s an increase of about 585,000, or 5.8 percent, compared to the previous year. A statistics office spokesman said the current growth is on par with foreign population levels in 2013, before the 2015 refugee crisis that led to hundreds...
  • Berlin to change street names which honor brutal colonial past

    04/12/2018 5:42:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies ^ | 12 April 2018 14:57 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Berlin is poised to strip the names of streets linked to atrocities committed during its occupation of Namibia and dedicate them to liberation fighters, part of a late reckoning with Germany’s brutal colonial history. After more than a decade of debate, the three main parties in the Berlin Mitte district assembly voted late Wednesday to recommend new names for streets in the so-called African Quarter in the northwest of the German capital, spokeswoman Melita Ersek said. […] The motion to drop the names associated with bloody suppression of Namibia during Germany’s 1884-1919 occupation of what was then called German South...
  • Growing number of Syrian refugees in Germany making 'reverse escape' to Turkey

    04/12/2018 5:35:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies ^ | 12 April 2018 15:54 CEST+02:00
    Syrians with a German residence permit are increasingly traveling to Turkey, often with the help of smugglers, an investigative report from German broadcaster NDR reveals. The main reason for many refugees is to reunite with their families. As the refugees don’t receive visas to travel to Turkey, they often take risky routes back into the country, the report from the program Panorama explained. Using social media outlets such as Facebook, the refugees post on several online groups to gain insights into the “reverse escape” into Turkey, in which they also share information about the prices of smugglers. A journey over...
  • Macron sparks uproar in France with church remarks

    04/10/2018 9:26:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies ^ | 10 April 2018 13:52 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron that he wanted to repair church-state ties caused uproar Tuesday, sparking charges he was tampering with France’s longstanding secular tradition. The Church and the state were for centuries virtually indistinguishable in France, but the 1789 Revolution marked the first step by republicans to exclude religion from government affairs, codified in a 1905 law separating the two. But tensions have persisted, with conservative politicians often accusing officials of denying France’s cultural heritage — as seen in efforts to install nativity scenes at town halls during Christmas. Macron, who prides himself on tackling difficult issues head-on,...
  • London Mayor Threatens Arrest For Anyone In The City Caught With a Knife

    Wow!!!!!!! What’s next? Link:
  • Irish Novelist Says Dublin Media Elites Could Cause Pro-Life Voter Backlash

    04/08/2018 5:45:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | April 8, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    The Irish will be voting on May 25th in a referendum that could force their government to introduce legislation that would legalize abortion for the first time since 1983. Polling shows it is likely that those who favor abortion legalization will win the referendum. Most of those voters are primarily located in the urban areas of the country. But, one Irish novelist says that the way the ‘Dublin media’ has treated rural voters with disdain could spark a backlash that forces pro-life voters to the polls for a surprise upset similar to Donald Trump’s United States presidential victory in 2016.Irish...
  • Paris condemns Israeli army's 'indiscriminate fire' in Gaza

    04/08/2018 9:42:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    AFP via ^ | 8 April 2018 03:33 CEST+02:00
    France on Saturday condemned “indiscriminate fire” by the Israeli army in the latest border clashes that left nine Palestinians dead in the Gaza strip. “France reiterates its strong disapproval of the indiscriminate fire of the Israeli army. All possible light must be shed on these serious events,” Agnes von der Muhll, spokeswoman for the French foreign ministry, said in a statement. […] “France calls on the authorities concerned to exercise the utmost restraint and stresses that the use of force must be proportionate, in accordance with international humanitarian law to prevent further victims,” the statement added. …