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  • Feted at European Parliament, Palestinian Hijacker Rejects ‘Terrorist’ Label, Equates Israelis With…

    10/01/2017 5:07:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 28, 2017 | 8:53 PM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    The presence at the European Parliament this week of a Palestinian who hijacked planes in Europe last century — and whose organization is on the E.U.’s terrorist list — continues to make waves, with some lawmakers and others calling for an investigation. Leila Khaled, a leading figure in the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), was a guest speaker at an event at the parliament complex in Brussels on Tuesday night. In 1969 and 1970, Khaled hijacked two aircraft — one Israeli, one American — in European airspace. She was arrested during the second attempt, but was soon...
  • EU chief to EU parliament: "You are ridiculous"

    07/04/2017 7:41:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 4, 2017 12:08 PM EDT | Raf Casert
    The head of the European Union’s executive body denounced the bloc’s parliament as “totally ridiculous” during a spat over the meager attendance at Tuesday’s plenary session for the prime minister of tiny Malta. After EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker thanked the few dozen of the 700-plus legislators in the huge atrium for showing up, he insisted that the “parliament is not serious” since lawmakers failed to attend the day’s keynote debate in larger numbers. The session centered on Malta’s 6-month presidency of the EU, which ended last weekend. Malta has 415,000 people in contrast to the EU, which has half...
  • UKIP's Steven Woolfe seriously ill after party 'altercation'

    10/06/2016 5:26:35 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies ^ | October 6, 2016 | Sky News
    Sky sources say Steven Woolfe has suspected bleeding on the brain after being punched in the face by a fellow MEP. ...-A party spokesman said Mr Woolfe was "taken suddenly ill" in the European Parliament building in Strasbourg on Thursday morning.
  • EU 'war' looms as German leader tries to cling to power [Parliament's Martin Schulz]

    09/13/2016 8:32:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies ^ | 13 Sep 2016 16:24 GMT+02:00 | AFP
    Moves to let European Parliament head Martin Schulz extend his tenure are sparking fresh infighting in the crisis-hit EU, with his opponents warning it would be akin to a declaration of war. The bearded 60-year-old German former bookshop owner has been in office for five years, more than anyone else since the parliament held its first international elections in 1979. Schulz now looks set to seek another two and a half years at the helm of the EU’s only elected body, a position whose profile he has raised with outspoken views on issues ranging from Brexit to Grexit. But Schulz...
  • 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...
  • Victorious Nigel Farage Addresses EU Assembly: ‘You’re Not Laughing Now Are You?’ (VIDEO)

    06/28/2016 8:57:04 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 66 replies ^ | 6-28-2016 | Joe Hoft
    UKIP leader Nigel Farage stood in front of the European Union Tuesday for the first time since the Brexit results were announced last week. told the assembly, “How things have changed… Isn’t it funny. When I came here 17 years ago and I said I wanted to lead a campaign to leave the European Union, you all laughed at me. Well I have to say you’re not laughing now are you?” This man has courage! Wow! Just spoke in the European Parliament, they were pleased to see me as you can tell.— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) June 28, 2016
  • Nigel Farage jeered and booed as he tells MEPs they are 'in denial' over Brexit

    06/28/2016 6:31:25 AM PDT · by ThomasMore · 36 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 06/28/2016 | By Michael Wilkinson
    Ukip leader Nigel Farage was jeered by the European Parliament after he told MEPs that they were "in denial" about Brexit and that they had "never had a proper job before". His astonishing speech at a special meeting of the European Parliament today ended with boos echoing through the Brussels chamber. Mr Farage used his speech to declare that Brexit was "a beacon of hope" to other member states but he also infuriated MEPs when he said: "Now, I know that virtually none of you have ever done a proper job in your lives or worked in business or worked...
  • European Parliament President Says “Christians Are Not Safe” in Europe

    12/07/2015 2:24:55 PM PST · by detective · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | December 7, 2015 | Warren Mass
    Speaking at a meeting discussing religious persecution held by the Open Doors organization in Brussels on December 2, European Parliament President Martin Schulz said that "Christians are not safe" on the European continent. During his talk, Schulz said that the persecution of Christians is "undervalued" and does not receive enough attention and, consequentially, it "hasn't been properly addressed." Schulz continued, 'It should shake us up that on our continent, Christians are not safe."
  • Dear America, please don’t choose Donald Trump (Daniel Hannan)

    10/13/2015 7:08:54 PM PDT · by Isara · 99 replies
    CAPX ^ | 13 October 2015 | Daniel Hannan
    Like many bullies, Donald Trump has a dishing-it-out-but-not-taking-it problem. He has systematically insulted the other Republican presidential candidates, often in the crudest, most foul-mouthed way. But he goes ballistic at the slightest criticism. When, for example, Rich Lowry, the highly respected editor of the National Review, observed that Carly Fiorina had emasculated him with the precision of a surgeon – a pretty unarguable conclusion, by the way – he called on the regulators to fine Lowry and ban him from television. Lowry, he added rather lamely, was “a bad guy”.And yet, incredibly, Trump continues to lead the Republican field by...
  • Francis is not the Left's Pope

    06/13/2015 1:21:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | June 13, 2015 | Gene M. Van Son
    Apart from the recent misquote regarding Mahmoud Abbas (Pope Francis encouraged Abbas to “become an angel of mercy;” he did not say that Abbas ‘is an angel of mercy’), the silence from the Left has been pretty deafening in regard to Pope Francis lately. Perhaps the Left has finally realized that Pope Francis is not the progressive they hoped he was, and that apart from encouraging dialogue he is not going to be changing Catholic Doctrine after all. On March 7 Breitbart noted the shift in the Left’s attitude with an article by Thomas Williams titled, “New York Times Ends...
  • Pope Francis and the family, the next step

    04/27/2015 5:32:43 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 9 replies
    Monday Vatican ^ | April 27, 2015 | Andrea Gagliarducci
    April 15 was the deadline given to dioceses to return the questionnaire to the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops in preparation for the up-coming Synod. Then, beginning on April 15, Pope Francis dedicated his address in two consecutive general audiences to the complementarity between man and woman. In his speeches, Pope Francis defended the traditional family, and attacked gender ideology, emphasizing that “difference is the solution, it is not the problem.” Those who believed that Pope Francis’ pastoral revolution presaged a doctrinal change in terms of marriage and family heaved a sigh of relief upon hearing his...
  • EU parliament’s euro-skeptic bloc collapses

    10/16/2014 7:29:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 16.10.2014 | ipj/es (AFP, Reuters, dpa)
    A Euro-skeptic bloc within the European Parliament has collapsed. A Latvian member has pulled out of the group, breaching an EU rule that at least seven countries must be represented in a parliamentary faction. […] The exit also prompted European Parliament President Martin Schulz to postpone the assembly’s decision over this year’s Sacharov human rights prize until Tuesday next week. Nominees include Ukraine’s pro-EU Maidan protesters. […] There was a celebratory response from the main center-right European People’s Party (EPP) faction in the parliament, which alternates its sittings between Brussels and Strasbourg. “First defeat for euro-skeptics!” the EPP responded in...
  • Europe’s Parliament Returning to the “Schoene Zeiten” (supporting antisemites, Islamists)

    10/05/2014 10:59:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | October 04, 2014 8:12 PM | Giulio Meotti
    From 1994 to 2011, the European Union donated €4.26 billion to the Palestinian Authority through various channels—and this figure does not take into account individual EU states’ donations to the PA. Much of this money went to finance the Palestinian Arab war against Israel through daily incitement, diplomatic warfare and salaries to terrorists. Europe has also been very careful in selecting its symbols, especially now that Jews are fleeing the old continent, plagued by anti-Semitism. […] I can list many other examples of the European incitement against the Israeli people. But I hadn’t imagined that Brussels could have even considered...
  • 5 Star Movement members overwhelmingly vote to join UKIP in EFD Group

    06/12/2014 7:51:46 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 7 replies
    UKIP.Org ^ | 6/12/2014 | Ukip staff writer
    Responding to overwhelming vote from 5 Star Movement members to join UKIP in the Europe of Freedom and Democracy Group in the European Parliament, UKIP leader Nigel Farage said: “I am extremely pleased with this result. I look forward to working with 5 Star Movement very much to provide a genuine voice of opposition in the European Parliament. This gives a great confidence boost to those other delegation members who are coming to sign up to our common Group next week. This feeds into a process of solidifying what should be a big group. We will be the peoples’ voice....
  • Far-Right National Front Wins EU Vote in France: exit polls

    05/25/2014 11:36:22 AM PDT · by docbnj · 97 replies
    New York Times ^ | 25 May 2014 | Reuters
    France's far-right National Front was projected to win European Parliament elections in France on Sunday with 25 percent of the vote, with exit polls putting Francois Hollande's Socialists in a lowly third place behind the center-right UMP.
  • British elections dismay establishment leftists: Voters turning conservative all over Europe

    05/24/2014 11:01:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/24/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    All over Europe, voters are turning in a conservative direction, and against the autocratic European Union and its big government enablers. New York Times reporters Steven Erlanger and Stephen Castle write a dripping-with-disdain account of local election results in the UK, which will be followed tomorrow by results for the European Parliament. To them, conservatgives are “right wingers” or “far-right” and those who object to EU takeover of sovereignty are “anti-Europe.” Voters in Britain sent a forceful message of discontent to established political parties on Friday, as returns from local elections showed an even stronger following than expected for the...
  • Thousands able to vote twice in EU elections

    05/22/2014 1:35:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 22.05.14 @ 09:51 | Staffan Dahllof
    The Swedish election board in Solna should have received a complete data file of Swedish citizens voting in Denmark by 28 April the latest. It did not arrive. “We must have access to this data 30 days before the day of election to be able to make up our register of electors in time,” Hanns Lejsater, an official at the election authority, told Swedish paper Goteborgs-Posten. […] The Swedish election board is missing data about possible double voters from 10 EU countries, mostly the newest members of the EU but also Denmark and the UK. …
  • European Parliament candidate runs on anti-gay ticket

    05/22/2014 2:10:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 22.05.14 @ 09:53 | Michael Bird and Stefan Candea
    February 2013. It was supposed to be a pleasant night out for urbane movie-lovers. Bucharest’s ethnographic hub, the National Museum of the Peasant, was hosting Lisa Cholodenko’s film “The Kids Are All Right”, starring Annette Benning and Julianne Moore as gay parents of troubled teens. This was part of a month-long festival dedicated to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) rights, and supported by the American embassy in Bucharest. […] A minute later, around 40 members of the audience, who were draped in the Romanian tricolor flag, jumped from their seats yelling and screaming, and brandishing religious icons over...
  • A Dog Is Invited to Vote in the European Parliament Elections ... Norton, England

    04/15/2014 7:02:02 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 14, 2014 | Charlene Sakoda
    A dog is invited to vote in the European Parliament elections Zeus, an eight-year-old Rottweiler mix, was sent a polling card to vote in the upcoming elections for the European Parliament. The pup belongs to RussellHoyle of Norton, a village in north east England. Hoyle told The Evening Gazette, “I can remember when the people came round to do the census. I remember saying ‘There is myself and my wife. My son is not old enough to vote. We have got Zeus living here as well and he is 63 in dog years.’ When the polling card addressed to ‘Zeus...
  • Bahrain: Security Forces Detaining Children

    09/17/2013 7:03:59 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 5 replies
    Albany Tribune ^ | 9/15/2013 | Staff
    Bahrain security forces routinely detain children without cause and subject them to ill-treatment that may rise to the level of torture, Human Rights Watch said today, based on reports from victims, family members, and legal rights activists. On September 12, 2013, the European Parliament issued a further resolution on the deteriorating rights situation in Bahrain, urging it among other things "to respect the rights of juveniles, to refrain from detaining them in adult facilities and to treat juveniles in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of a Child, to which Bahrain is a party." ... Information recently obtained from...