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  • British suspected Islamic terrorist arrested in Germany

    07/06/2012 2:26:38 AM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies
    TELEGRAPH.co.uk ^ | 6:08PM BST 14 Jun 2012 | By Bruno Waterfield, Berlin
    "British suspected Islamic terrorist arrested in Germany A major German security operation targeted "dangerous" Islamist extremists in dawn raids by 850 police officers on 70 mosques, schools and homes across Germany." SNIPPET: "Hans-Peter Friedrich, Germany's interior minister, banned one Salafist network, Millatu Ibrahim, for "working against our constitutional order and against understanding between peoples". He also announced an investigation into two other networks, Dawa FFM and "The True Religion", with a view to a seeking additional bans."" SNIPPET: "Secret intelligence gathered by police and anti-terrorism officers across Europe gave "cause for concern" in Germany, Britain, France, the Netherlands and Austria,...
  • EU: German Dominance in Doubt after Summit Defeat

    07/02/2012 11:30:44 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 9 replies
    Spiegelonline ^ | 7/2/2012 | SPIEGEL Staff
    Outfoxed by Club Med Chancellor Merkel suffered a bruising defeat at last week's Brussels summit after leaders of Italy, Spain and France ganged up on her. Europe's power relations have shifted as a result. It looks like Germany will no longer be calling the shots in the EU. It was Monti, of all people, "Super Mario," as he's called in Berlin. The affable economics professor from Lombardy, the man the German Chancellery felt was the best thing that could have happened to Italy. The man who could "save Europe," at least according to Time magazine. It was Monti, of all...
  • Cameron could offer an EU vote on election day: Dramatic move designed to clinch Tory majority

    07/02/2012 7:57:40 AM PDT · by wolfman23601 · 1 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 7/2/12 | James Chapman
    David Cameron could hold a referendum on Britain’s future in the EU on the same day as the next general election in 2015 under an explosive plan being hatched by senior Conservatives. The Prime Minister yesterday opened the door to giving people their first say on Britain’s membership of Europe since 1975, although he insisted now was not the time for such a vote. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2167489/David-Cameron-offer-EU-vote-election-day.html#ixzz1zTBIcoOZ
  • George Clooney to Appear at Mega-Dollar Obama Fundraisers in Geneva

    06/30/2012 1:22:14 PM PDT · by thecodont · 16 replies
    Hollywood Reporter via Drudge Report ^ | 11:08 AM PDT 6/29/2012 | by Tina Daunt
    George Clooney has signed on for another special guest appearance as the Barack Obama re-election campaign takes its summer fundraising tour across the Atlantic in pursuit of Euro-cash. The Obama campaign posted an invitation on its website Friday revealing that the presidential pal-in-chief will appear at a pair of Americans Abroad for Obama events Aug. 27 in Geneva, Switzerland. Clooney, who usually spends summers at his villa on Italy’s Lake Como, made a similar appearance across the Swiss border on behalf of then-candidate Obama during the run-up to the 2008 general election. Charles Adams, co-president of the campaign’s European outreach...
  • The Netherlands to Abandon Multiculturalism

    06/28/2012 10:13:41 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 14 replies
    gatestoneinstitute.org/ ^ | 23JUN12 | Soeren Kern
    The Dutch government says it will abandon the long-standing model of multiculturalism that has encouraged Muslim immigrants to create a parallel society within the Netherlands. A new integration bill (covering letter and 15-page action plan), which Dutch Interior Minister Piet Hein Donner presented to parliament on June 16, reads: "The government shares the social dissatisfaction over the multicultural society model and plans to shift priority to the values of the Dutch people. In the new integration system, the values of the Dutch society play a central role. With this change, the government steps away from the model of a multicultural...
  • Legal Illegal Immigration

    06/28/2012 3:42:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    President Obama recently issued an edict exempting an estimated 800,000 to 1 million illegal aliens from the consequences of federal immigration law. Ostensibly that blanket amnesty applies to those who arrived before the age of 16 and are younger than 30; who are in, or graduated from, high school or have served in the military; and who have not been convicted of a felony or multiple misdemeanors. And while most Americans sympathize with helping those who were brought into the United States as toddlers, raised as de facto Americans and followed the rules, the policy of exempting hundreds of thousands...
  • The United States of Europe?

    06/24/2012 6:11:38 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 11 replies
    Bible Prophecy Blog ^ | 6/24/2012 | Michael G. Mickey
    As a student of bible prophecy and someone who has dedicated an enormous amount of time to examining current events through the lens of bible prophecy (and sharing my findings with others), there have been a number of moments when my jaw has figuratively hit the floor as a result of a headline from the news of our world today. Today is one of those days! The headline that made my teeth rattle? It's this: 10 countries for a United States of Europe! Those of you who have been following along with me for any amount of time know my...
  • Why Does Europe Have Problems

    BRUSSELS — For most Europeans, almost nothing is more prized than their four to six weeks of guaranteed annual vacation leave. But it was not clear just how sacrosanct that time off was until Thursday, when Europe’s highest court ruled that workers who happened to get sick on vacation were legally entitled to take another vacation.Any idea why that continent is so screwed up?
  • On Vacation and Sick? A Court Says Take Another (Euro weenies)

    06/22/2012 9:17:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 21, 2012 | Paul Geitner
    For most Europeans, almost nothing is more prized than their four to six weeks of guaranteed annual vacation leave. But it was not clear just how sacrosanct that time off was until Thursday, when Europe’s highest court ruled that workers who happened to get sick on vacation were legally entitled to take another vacation. ................................................. The Court of Justice had previously ruled that a person who gets sick before going on vacation is entitled to reschedule the vacation, and on Thursday it said that right extended into the vacation itself.
  • Olympics- Cyber attack seen as emerging threat for London 2012

    07/28/2009 1:52:49 AM PDT · by Cindy · 47 replies · 883+ views
    REUTERS.com ^ | Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:48am EDT | Avril Ormsby
    LONDON, July 21 (Reuters) - Olympic organisers are "very alive" to the threat of a cyber attack on the London 2012 Olympics, made more challenging because of its evolving nature, senior Interior Ministry officials said on Tuesday. Ticketing systems, the transport network and hotel bookings as well as security are among potential targets. Olympic security officials are also planning for the possible diversion of aircraft to protect airspace around the venues from terrorist attacks, the officials said. The greatest threat to security at the Games is international terrorism, the government's latest "Safety and Security Strategy" report said.
  • EC President Blames US For Financial Crisis in Europe

    06/19/2012 6:44:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 19, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    The G-20 summit off to a great start if you like fireworks, endless bickering, and finger-pointing. Otherwise these summits are totally useless. When asked by a Canadian journalist "Why should North Americans risk their assets to help Europe?" EC President José Barroso replied "Frankly, we are not here to receive lessons in terms of democracy or in terms of how to handle the economy." The Guardian has further details in Barroso blames eurozone crisis on US banks. The opening day of the G20 summit was threatening to deteriorate into a fractious row between eurozone countries and other non-European members of...
  • Europe's on the brink of probably the gravest and most frightening tumult of our lifetime

    06/19/2012 5:13:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 19, 2012 | Max Hastings
    We spent most of yesterday on a beach in Devon — the family and me, that is. The sun was shining, the sand golden; gentle surf washed the shore against a backdrop of soft woods and green fields rising from the shore. I mention these holiday scenic details only to make the point that our world yesterday — and yours, too, I expect — looked pretty much the way it did the day before and, for that matter, in years gone by. Because this is so, because no bombs are dropping, nor Viking hordes sacking villages nor dinosaurs roaming city...
  • Spain pleads for ECB rescue as bond markets slam shut

    06/18/2012 8:32:26 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 39 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/18/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Europe's leaders have vowed to mobilise all possible means to counter the region's escalating crisis after Spain's borrowing costs threatened to spiral out of control. Yields on 10-year Spanish bonds surged to a record high of almost 7.3pc as investors ignored the victory of pro-bailout parties in Greece's elections. The closely-watched two-year yield rocketed by 65 basis points in a matter of hours, signalling a near-total collapse of confidence in Spain's €100bn (£80.3bn) rescue from the EU last week to shore up its banking system. Cristobal Montoro, the economy minister, warned that Spain is now in a "critical" condition and...
  • 19 Reasons Why It Is Time To Start Worrying About The Global Economy

    06/18/2012 8:53:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    ETF Daily News ^ | June 18, 2012 | Michael Snyder
    Yes, it is officially time to start freaking out about the global economy. The European financial system is falling apart and it is going to go down hard. If Europe was going to be saved it would have happened by now. The big money insiders have already pulled their funds from vulnerable positions and they are ready to ride the coming chaos out. Over the next few months the slow motion train wreck currently unfolding in Europe will continue to play out and things will likely really start really heating up in the fall once summer vacations are over. Most...
  • Europe: She’s Come Undone.

    06/18/2012 5:35:32 PM PDT · by Lowell1775 · 8 replies
    Open Source Survival ^ | June 17, 2012 | Ronin Gael
    snip.... Old News and Current Events: I have written before that the fundamentals of the Euro and European Union didn’t bode well. They still don’t. Each step of these “rescues”, Iceland in 2008, Ireland in 2009, Portugal in 2011, Italy and Greece in 2011 and 2012….and now Spain ….are all just shocking the dying patient back to life for a few more moments of pain and chaos. The inevitable and permanent straight-line on the EKG is coming. It will be a collapse of the Euro and a financial crisis of a size not seen since WWII or the Great Depression....
  • MERKEL WON'T BUDGE, SPAIN AND ITALY GET DESTROYED

    06/18/2012 10:46:33 AM PDT · by blam · 33 replies
    TBI ^ | 6-18-2012 | Simone Foxman
    MERKEL WON'T BUDGE, SPAIN AND ITALY GET DESTROYED Simone Foxman June 18, 2012, 11:40 AM The Spanish IBEX 35 and the Italian FTSE MIB got crushed today, after Greek elections failed to reassure markets that anything has changed for the troubled Spain and Italy. Comments from German Chancellor Angela Merkel worsened the blow. She told reporters near the end of European trading that she will not budge on the terms of the Greece aid package. In core Europe, the DAX held on to gains to end just slightly higher, but the French CAC 40 fell 1 percent. That negativity appears...
  • Forget The Election Results - Greece Is Still Doomed And So Is The Rest Of Europe

    06/18/2012 7:30:55 AM PDT · by blam · 26 replies
    TEC ^ | 6-18-2012 | Michael Snyder
    Forget The Election Results - Greece Is Still Doomed And So Is The Rest Of EuropeMichael SnyderJune 18, 2012 The election results from Greece are in and the pro-bailout forces have won, but just barely. It is being projected that the pro-bailout New Democracy party will have about 130 seats in the 300 seat parliament, and Pasok (another pro-bailout party) will have about 33 seats. Those two parties have alternated ruling Greece for decades, and it looks like they are going to form a coalition government which will keep Greece in the euro. On Monday we are likely to see...
  • U.S. Stocks Hit As Spanish Yields Top 7%

    06/18/2012 7:09:33 AM PDT · by blam · 6 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 6-18-2012 | Kate Gibson
    U.S. Stocks Hit As Spanish Yields Top 7%June 18, 2012By Kate Gibson, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stocks retreated Monday as any cheer from Greek-election results was overcome by concern over rising government bond yields in Spain. Leaders of the world's largest economies are gathering in Mexico for the latest G-20 meeting. WSJ's Simon Nixon expects little from them unless they consider a new world order that can tackle the financial crisis. Photo: Getty Images “The market has moved beyond Greece to Spain, which has both a government debt issue and a banking loan problem that is crippling its...
  • US won't send checks to Europe: Romney

    06/18/2012 4:48:15 AM PDT · by wolfman23601 · 7 replies
    The United States will not bail out European countries if the eurozone economy falls apart under a spiraling debt crisis, Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney said Sunday. (Full article at link)
  • Greece will have to leave EMU whoever is elected

    06/17/2012 2:23:08 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 15 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/17/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    The exact circumstances and timing of Greece’s ejection from monetary union no longer have any systemic importance for global finance. The damage has already been done. The precedent of EMU break-up is by now priced into the credit markets. Formalising it changes little. Central banks across the world are standing ready to shower markets with emergency liquidity. A dust-up in Athens is the excuse they need to launch a fresh blitz of stimulus as the global economy flirts with recession once again. Fed chair Ben Bernanke requires a crisis somewhere to outflank his own hawks and slip another round of...