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  • As tensions with Trump deepen, Europe wonders if America is lost for good

    05/19/2018 4:39:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Worcester Telegram ^ | May 19, 2018 | Griff Witte and Michael Birnbaum, The Washington Post
    BERLIN - Since Jan. 20, 2017, European leaders have managed U.S. relations with one eye on the clock, anxiously counting down the hours until President Donald Trump’s term is up and hoping the core of the Western alliance isn’t too badly damaged in the meantime. But as Trump’s aggressive rhetoric toward America’s closest allies has evolved into hostile action this spring, a new fear has swept European capitals. Trump may not be an aberration that can be waited out, with his successor likely to push reset after four or eight years of fraught ties. Instead, the blend of unilateralism, nationalism...
  • How easy is it to get an illegal EU passport? (Very Easy Thanks to Facebook)

    05/18/2018 1:52:02 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | 05/18/2018 | Staff
    The BBC has gone undercover to investigate the illegal trade of EU passports in Turkey. The passports on sale have been bought from refugees who have decided to leave Europe.
  • After biggest gaffe, pope demands accountability for abuse

    05/18/2018 4:28:54 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Friday, May 18, 2018 | Nicole Winfield
    VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Four months ago, Pope Francis dug himself into the biggest hole of his papacy by strongly defending a Chilean bishop accused by sex abuse victims of witnessing and ignoring their abuse. On Friday, he emerged from that debacle after strong-arming the entire Chilean bishops conference to resign for what he said were their "grave defects" in handling abuse cases. He accused them of destroying evidence of sex crimes, interfering with investigations and negligently placing children at risk of being raped by pedophiles. By repenting for his original sin with what amounts to an ecclesial nuclear option,...
  • Former Obama Officials Show True Colors by Encouraging Europe To Take Action Against US

    05/13/2018 6:40:31 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 44 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 5/13/2018 | True Pundit Staff
    In an op-ed published by The New York Times on Friday, two men who served on the staff of the National Security Council in the Obama White House openly called for traditional American allies in Europe to take the side of the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism over the leader of their own country. According to Steven Simon and Jonathan Stevens, President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal is an insult so grievous that European governments should consider pulling their ambassadors out of Washington — and expelling American ambassadors from their...
  • Revolt: Three EU nations block resolution meant to “embarrass and isolate” the White House

    05/13/2018 4:51:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 79 replies ^ | May 13, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Preparations are underway for the grand opening of the new United States embassy to Israel in Jerusalem. While the President won’t be able to attend as he prepares for his summit with North Korea, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump have arrived to do the honors along with a number of other delegates. But not everyone is quite so thrilled with this development, particularly in some parts of the European Union. They were preparing to put forward a resolution condemning the embassy move, delivering a statement which was explicitly designed to “embarrass and isolate the Trump administration” ahead of the ceremony....
  • Europe can no longer rely on US to 'protect' it: Angela Merkel

    05/10/2018 10:17:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 97 replies
    Europe can no longer rely on the United States to protect it, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today, urging the bloc to take its destiny in its own hands. "It is no longer such that the United States simply protects us, but Europe must take its destiny in its own hands, that's the task of the future," she said, after US President Donald Trump left traditional allies scrambling by ditching the landmark Iran nuclear deal.
  • Foreign firms doing business in Iran may face sanctions, U.S. warns

    05/09/2018 7:25:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | May 9, 2018 | by Saphora Smith
    LONDON - President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal has left foreign firms with a choice: Stop doing business in Iran or run the risk of U.S. sanctions. Multinational companies have billions of dollars tied up in Iran. In 2016, the European Union exported more than $9.7 billion worth of goods to Iran, while importing almost $6.5 billion from there, according to the European Commission. But Richard Grenell, the U.S. ambassador to Germany, warned firms that continuing to do business there would have consequences. “U.S. sanctions will target critical sectors of Iran’s economy. German companies...
  • Shocking rise in knife attacks in UK follow record migrant influx

    05/07/2018 2:02:55 PM PDT · by LeoHohmann · 23 replies ^ | Leo Hohmann
    By now almost everyone has heard about the escalating violence in London under its Muslim mayor, Sidiq Khan. If you aren't being stabbed to death in the UK's biggest and most important city, you risk having acid thrown in your face by one of the gangsters being welcomed by what is essentially the West's largest sanctuary city. A new report by the London Times confirms that death by the blade is not ravaging London but is spreading outward "from the cities to the suburbs to the shires." ['County Lines' Drug Gangs Spread Knife Crime Epidemic to the Shires, The Times, May 6,...
  • Exposed and dependent: Germany desperate to avoid trade war

    05/06/2018 4:56:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 4, 2018 11:28 AM | Paul Carrel, Michael Nienaber
    As Europe’s biggest exporter to the United States and with more than 1 million German jobs at stake, Germany is desperate to avoid a European Union trade war with the United States. In the run-up to a June 1 deadline for U.S. President Donald Trump to impose steel and aluminum tariffs on the EU, Berlin is urging its European partners to show some flexibility and pursue a broad trade deal that benefits both sides. But that puts Germany at odds with European peers such as France. Paris, the other half of the motor driving European integration, resents Germany’s big trade...
  • Clashes at migrant hostel stir German integration fears

    05/03/2018 6:49:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 3, 2018 | by Staff
    BERLIN - Police raided a migrant shelter in southern Germany on Thursday three days after officers clashed with residents over the deportation of an asylum seeker from Togo. The unrest at the shelter in the southern town of Ellwangen has been seized upon by politicians from across the spectrum to highlight the difficulties Germany faces in integrating the more than 1.6 million migrants who have arrived since 2014 and that the influx poses a security risk. Police said it arrested a handful of individuals suspected of drugs offences during Thursday’s raid and moved 17 residents of the hostel, home to...
  • Venice tourist crackdown SPREADS across Italy - Anger as Capri and Garda near ‘EXPLODING’

    05/01/2018 7:10:50 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies ^ | UPDATED: 00:06, Tue, May 1, 2018 | By Alahna Kindred
    THE TOURIST crackdown in Italy is spreading to Capri and Lake Garda after Venice introduced radical measures against holidaymakers. The Island of Capri wants to follow Venice in bringing in crowd control measures, which saw the installation of check points in some of the most congested parts. The mayor of the island just off Naples said with two million tourists a year the destination could “explode” from the weight of visitors. Hotels and B&Bs on the island had already reached 90 percent for the first long weekend of the high season leading the Capri Mayor Gianni De Martino to reconsider...
  • Turkey Calls on Europe to Criminalize "Islamophobia"

    04/30/2018 1:32:53 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 29 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | April 30, 2018 at 4:00 am | Uzay Bulut
    Given Turkey's inhospitable treatment of non-Muslims throughout the ages, it is the height of hypocrisy for its foreign minister to complain about Europe's attitude towards Muslims, which has been the opposite of Islamophobic. To refresh Çavuşoğlu's memory, a review of Turkey's record is in order. By proposing to block all criticism of Islam on the grounds that it is "extremist, anti-immigrant, xenophobic and Islamophobic," Çavuşoğlu is revealing that he would welcome banning free speech to protect a religious ideology. At an event held in on April 11 to unveil the 2017 European Islamophobia Report -- released by the Foundation...
  • Sweden: Syrian Migrant Claims He Didn’t Know Sex With 12-Year-Old Was Illegal

    04/30/2018 10:46:43 AM PDT · by BBell · 31 replies
    A 17-year-old Syrian migrant was convicted of two counts of rape against a 12-year-old girl in a Swedish court this week, although he claimed he did not know that sex with a 12-year-old was illegal in the country.The 17-year-old, who has been identified as a Syrian asylum seeker by Swedish journalist Joakim Lamotte, is said to have raped the 12-year-old twice on the same day last June. However, after being convicted by the Uddevalla District Court this week he was sentenced to just six months of detention in a youth care facility and a 140,000 SEK (Ł11,729) fine, Expressen reports....
  • Legal battle toddler Alfie Evans dies (ALFIE IS DEAD)

    04/27/2018 11:44:27 PM PDT · by Spiridon · 140 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/28/2018 | BBC
    Alfie Evans, the 23-month old toddler at the centre of a High Court legal battle, has died, nearly a week after his life support was withdrawn. The boy from Merseyside, who had a degenerative brain condition, died at 2:30 BST, his father Tom Evans said.....
  • Powerful song about the battle for Europe

    04/25/2018 2:34:27 PM PDT · by tjd1454 · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 25, 2018 | Globus - Europa From Agincourt to Waterloo Poitiers and then Anjou The Roses War, the Hundred Years Through battlefields of blood and tears From Bosworth Field to Pointe Du Hoc Stalingrad and the siege of York The bloody turf of Gallipoli Had no effect on the killing spree Bannockburn to Austerlitz The fall of France and the German Blitz The cruelest of atrocities Europa's blood is borne of these Heaven help in all our battles Heaven see love Heaven help us Bolsheviks and feudal lords Chivalry to civil wars Fascist rule and genocide Now we face the rising tide Of new crusades,...

    04/25/2018 5:45:07 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 24, 2018 | Abigail R. Esman
    Forget the beheading videos, the ISIS propaganda on social media, even the terrorist attacks themselves. Europe, says counterterrorism expert Afshin Ellian, is Islamizing itself, and in the process, the Western values on which its democracies are built are increasingly put at risk. Take, for instance, Belgium's ISLAM Party, which now hopes to participate in the country's October local elections in 28 regions. (Its name serves as an acronym for "Integrité, Solidarité, Liberté, Authenticité, Moralité.) Its ultimate aim: transforming Belgium into an Islamic state. Items high on its agenda include separating men and women on public transportation, and the incorporation of...
  • 'Bin Laden bodyguard' on German welfare

    04/24/2018 10:24:23 AM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | 24 April 2018 | BBC
    A Tunisian man who once allegedly protected Osama Bin Laden has lived in Germany since 1997 and gets €1,168 (Ł1,022) a month in welfare payments. The figure was revealed by a regional government, after the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) asked about the man, known as Sami A. German media have not reported the man's full name for privacy reasons. He denies jihadist links. Deportation to Tunisia was ruled out because of fears that he could be tortured there.
  • Trump's revenge: U.S. oil floods Europe, hurting OPEC and Russia

    04/24/2018 11:09:46 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 52 replies ^ | April 23, 2018 | Olga Yagova, Libby George
    As OPEC’s efforts to balance the oil market bear fruit, U.S. producers are reaping the benefits - and flooding Europe with a record amount of crude.
  • Finland ends universal basic income experiment

    04/23/2018 6:53:07 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 43 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 4-23-2018 | James Crisp
    inland has decided to end its experiment with a universal basic income, in which people are paid an unconditional salary by the state instead of benefits. The idea of a universal basic income has high-profile champions such as Richard Branson, Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. But the Finnish government's enthusiasm for a pilot scheme, a European first which garnered worldwide attention, is petering out. Calls for extra funding for it were rejected and the two year trial will not be extended after next year.
  • Europe Reaping What It Sowed With Refugees

    04/23/2018 9:04:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | April 23, 2018 | Rachel Alexander
    The refugee and immigrant problem in Europe continues to worsen. Europeans opened their borders during the last few years to radical Islamists and others fleeing oppressive or impoverished conditions in Syria and other parts of the Middle East and North Africa. But instead of encouraging the new immigrants to assimilate, many of the European governments are bending over backwards to help them not assimilate. This is a losing proposition, since many of the refugees subscribe to radical Islam. It is incompatible with Western culture. Europeans are afraid to venture into certain areas, known as “no-go zones,” where the violent young men walk the...