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  • Richard Grenell, Trump’s top ambassador, ‘delivers again,’ blocking Iran...(winning)

    01/21/2019 9:09:53 AM PST · by caww · 6 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 1/21/2019 | Paul Bedard
    The ban is a huge win for the administration and lays down another marker in its effort to tighten the sanctions noose around Tehran. A top Trump ambassador is winning kudos for his part in convincing Germany to ban Iranian airline Mahan Air amid allegations 'it ran weapons to Syria.'......Iran’s Mahan Air is shut down in Germany, immediately. “Since arriving in Berlin, Ambassador Grenell has literally hit the ground running delivering on the president’s priorities,” said a key ally and senior Senate Republican aide. “At the top of that list has been to ensure Europe doesn’t circumvent President Trump on...
  • Chris Brown arrested after rape allegation: US singer in custody in Paris

    01/22/2019 5:28:14 AM PST · by Gamecock · 33 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | 1/22/2019 | Peter Allen
    S singer Chris Brown has been arrested in Paris following a rape accusation, police said today. French officials said Brown and two others are in custody after a woman filed a rape allegation in northwest Paris. The R&B singer is accused of raping a woman in a five star hotel after meeting her in a nightclub. The arrests were first reported by French tabloid Closer, which said the three were arrested after a 24-year-old woman alleged she was raped at Brown's hotel suite on the night of January 15. Police said one of the others held is Brown's bodyguard. The...
  • France Latest: Macron's Government Angered By Italian Leader's Criticism

    01/22/2019 2:37:38 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/21/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    "France is one of those countries that by printing money for 14 African stats prevents their economic development and contributes to the fact that refugees leave and die in the sea or arrive on our coasts." Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio of the Five Star Movement 1/21/2019 The right side of Italy's new outsider government through Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini of the League has been outspoken about stopping migrants reaching Italian shores and France shirking its responsibility to take migrants but the "Left Hook" has been applied to the French government and its policies. Luigi Di Maio,...
  • New France-Germany treaty aims to revive EU

    01/22/2019 12:35:50 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 30 replies ^ | January 22, 2019 | Andreas Noll, Ralf Bosen
    ... Moving from visions to concrete defense projects has always been difficult because of the nations' diverging philosophies: The French are more likely to opt for intervention, while the Germans are very reluctant on the military stage. That should improve, however, as Germany and France have pledged assistance — including military assistance — "in the event of an armed attack" on one of the two countries.
  • The gilets jaunes are unstoppable

    01/21/2019 5:17:42 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 28 replies ^ | 01/11/19 | Fraser Myers.
    EXCERPT: We have a new bourgeoisie, but because they are very cool and progressive, it creates the impression that there is no class conflict anymore. It is really difficult to oppose the hipsters when they say they care about the poor and about minorities. But actually, they are very much complicit in relegating the working classes to the sidelines. Not only do they benefit enormously from the globalised economy, but they have also produced a dominant cultural discourse which ostracises working-class people. Think of the ‘deplorables’ evoked by Hillary Clinton. There is a similar view of the working class in...
  • The EU Copyright Directive is about to make the internet worse for almost everyone

    01/21/2019 4:30:03 PM PST · by aimhigh · 28 replies
    Android Central ^ | 01/20/2019 | Alex Dobie
    The European Union's new Copyright Directive stands to dramatically change the way we consume news and other online content. Although originally intended to ensure creators and news organizations are fairly compensated for their work, the directive will more likely make quality news harder to find, throw financial and technical roadblocks in the way of smaller online publishers and creators, stifle free speech and negatively impact internet culture. Article 11 requires online news aggregators like Google, Facebook or Twitter to pay licensing fees to news organizations when showing snippets of their coverage, and forces news organizations to charge these fees. ....
  • A pessimistic population means 'Yellow Vest' protests could become more mainstream, new survey warns

    01/21/2019 8:02:17 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | 01/21/2019 | Silvia Amaro
    There is a growing feeling of distrust in governments and the media among the general population, according to the Edelman report. It states that there has been a 3 percent increase between 2018 and 2019 in the level of distrust towards the government and the media. Overall, the general feeling of distrust has hit a record high this year from 2017. There is also a clear difference between mass population and the informed public, with the return to the largest-ever trust gap between these two, since 2017. This trust gap is particularly evident in developed countries, including the U.K., Canada,...
  • In rare move, Israel announces attack on Iran in Syria

    01/21/2019 6:35:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/21/2019 | Rick Moran
    The undeclared war between Israel and Iran is heating up as, in a nearly unprecedented move, the Israeli government announced it had struck Iranian targets in Syria. Iranian troops belong to the Quds Force were hit along with targets near the Damascus airport. We have started striking Iranian Quds targets in Syrian territory. We warn the Syrian Armed Forces against attempting to harm Israeli forces or territory. The Quds Force is an elite unit of Iran's Revolutionary Guards that operates almost exclusively on foreign soil. Iran deployed the Quds Force to work closely with the Lebanese terrorist group Hezb'allah,...
  • Berlusconi's Bunga-Bunga Strippers Dressed Up as Barack Obama, Says Bellydancer Ruby

    05/18/2013 10:28:33 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    International Business Times ^ | May 18, 2013 | Timur Moon
    Berlusconi's Bunga-Bunga Strippers Dressed Up as Barack Obama, Says Bellydancer Ruby Silvio Berlusconi's infamous "bunga-bunga" parties featured strippers dressed as US President Obama as well as the more conventional fare of nuns and nurses, according to court testimony by the Moroccan woman at the centre of the scandal. Karima el-Mahroug, 20, was giving evidence at the trial of three former aides to Berlusconi who are accused of procuring her and other women for prostitution. El-Mahroug, a former bellydancer, said she attended about half a dozen parties, using her nickname Ruby. One each occasion, Berlusconi had handed her an envelope containing...
  • Silvio Berlusconi releases album

    11/22/2011 6:27:23 AM PST · by BufalloSoldier · 6 replies
    His political career is in tatters while the economy is on a definite low. But Silvio Berlusconi is at least hitting some of the high notes - with his long awaited album of love songs finally being released just as he leaves office. Silver-tongued Berlusconi, 75, who as a young man was a cruise ship singer, had delayed the release of what is his fourth album of ballads as he was trying to sort out the economic crisis which has blighted Italy for months. It had been due out next week after being postponed for months but now seeing as...
  • Silvio Berlusconi calls Italy a '[crappy] country'

    09/06/2011 8:19:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 09/02/2011 | Joshua Keating
  • Netanyahu to Italy: 'We Have No Greater Friend'

    06/13/2011 11:41:36 AM PDT · by hattend · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 13 Jun 2011 | Fox News
    ROME – Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi told a visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu exactly what he wanted to hear Monday, rejecting recognition of a Palestinian state by the U.N. General Assembly and insisting peace must come through negotiations. Netanyahu was in Italy to rally European opposition to plans by the Palestinians to ask the U.N. to recognize a Palestinian state in September. Israel, backed by the U.S., opposes such a move, saying it will only push peace farther away. Berlusconi echoed Netanyahu when asked about the U.N. statehood recognition at a press conference following the signature of several bilateral...
  • George Clooney Called as Witness in Berlusconi Sex Trial (Video)

    03/30/2011 10:08:31 AM PDT · by · 4 replies
    Yes, your eyes are not deceiving you. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has called upon Hollywood Actor George Clooney to be among his defense witnesses for when he goes on trial. Berlusconi has been accused of having sex with a Moroccan nightclub dancer when she was 17, which is below the legal age for prostitution in Italy.
  • Italian PM Hit By Sordid Sex Claims (Oh! Silvio!)

    11/03/2010 3:35:52 PM PDT · by llevrok · 27 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | 11/03/2010
    PLAYBOY premier Silvio Berlusconi has been hit by fresh claims he paid a high-class hooker for sex. Stunning Nadia Macri, 28, says she twice spent the night with the Italian PM for £9,000. She also says she witnessed the 74-year-old having sex with several women in a Jacuzzi. Miss Macri made the claims in a statement to prosecutors investigating alleged sex and drugs parties at Berlusconi's holiday villa. oni The brunette was named by a police informant. She also told how marijuana had been offered to women at the parties and that the drug had been on board Berlusconi's official...
  • G-8 'fully believes' Israel will attack Iran, says Italy PM

    06/27/2010 10:10:27 AM PDT · by honestabe010 · 45 replies · 1+ views
    World leaders "believe absolutely" that Israel may decide to take military action against Iran to prevent the latter from acquiring nuclear weapons, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said Saturday. “Iran is not guaranteeing a peaceful production of nuclear power [so] the members of the G-8 are worried and believe absolutely that Israel will probably react preemptively,” Berlusconi told reporters following talks with other Group of Eight leaders north of Toronto...
  • Berlusconi 'Suffers Blow To Face' [Bleeding From Mouth]

    12/13/2009 10:16:26 AM PST · by Steelfish · 65 replies · 4,555+ views
    BBC News ^ | December 13th 2009
    Berlusconi 'Suffers Blow To Face' Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has reportedly been struck in the face after leaving a meeting in Milan. He was reportedly left bleeding from the mouth. It was not clear whether the injury was caused by a punch or an object thrown by a protester.
  • Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi Hit By Object In the Face - Video (Aftermath) 12/13/09

    12/13/2009 11:02:44 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 10 replies · 606+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 13, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video showing Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi in Milan where he was apparently either hit by an object or punched in the face. In the video you can see his bloody face after the event. . . . (VIDEO)

    11/17/2009 10:02:46 AM PST · by Tamar Rush · 24 replies · 1,525+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | Nov. 17, 2009 | The Last Crusade
    No Sheep Eyes in the Spaghetti No more goat meat on a stick! That’s the word from Italy as“foreign” kebab is being kicked out of Italian cities, compliments of the center-right Government of Silvio Berlusconi. The drive to halt Italians from eating hala foods has been described by the Left and leading chefs as “gastronomic racism.”The ban began in the town of Lucca this week, where the council banned any new ethnic food outlets from opening within the ancient city walls. This move was aimed at the Muslim food stands that had cropped up throughout the countryside. The...

    02/13/2007 7:59:43 AM PST · by Valin · 251+ views
    AKI ^ | 1/13/07
    Milan, 13 Feb. (AKI) - Magistrates in Milan on Tuesday started questioning 15 alleged members of the leftist Red Brigades terror group a day after police arrested them on charges of planning attacks against the Milan home of conservative opposition leader and media mogul Silvio Berlusconi, his Mediaset group, the Sky group, right-wing daily Libero, Italy's main oil company ENI and jurist Pietro Ichino, a government consultant on labour reform. Meanwhile, on Tuesday morning Italy's largest circulation daily Corriere della Sera received threats in a phone call placed by alleged members of the terror group in response to the arrests....
  • Italy does not want to become 'multi-ethnic' says Silvio Berlusconi

    05/11/2009 7:20:54 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 42 replies · 1,476+ views
    Telegraph ^ | May 11, 2009 | Nick Squires
    Italy does not want to become a "multi-ethnic" country and will continue its newly adopted policy of sending boatloads of immigrants and asylum seekers back to North Africa, the prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, said. Previous Left-wing governments had "opened the doors to clandestine migrants coming from other countries, with an idea of a multi-ethnic Italy," Mr Berlusconi said. But that kind of society was "not our idea", he added, as he sought to reassure Italians who were alarmed at the number of immigrants pouring into the country, particularly from eastern Europe and Africa. The prime minister's vision of Italy was...