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  • France suspends delivery of warship to Russia over situation in Ukraine

    11/25/2014 6:26:44 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 25, 2014 | Associated Press (AP)
    PARIS – France suspended the planned delivery of a warship to Russia on Tuesday, after months of growing speculation about what would be the biggest arms sale ever by a NATO country to the Kremlin. ·
  • EU parliament to vote on Palestine statehood

    11/21/2014 7:33:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 21.11.14 @ 18:12 | Andrew Rettman
    The European Parliament will next Thursday (27 November) add its voice to the debate on whether EU states should recognize Palestine. The motion was initiated at the 11th hour by the left-wing GUE and S&D groups in the EU assembly. It is too early to say what the final text of the resolution will propose. The GUE group’s draft text “urges all EU member states … to recognize the State of Palestine on the basis of the 1967 borders with Jerusalem as the capital”. …
  • Others building fences in disputed areas

    02/21/2004 6:13:44 PM PST · by yonif · 2 replies · 116+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Feb. 22, 2004 | SAM SER
    When the International Court of Justice in The Hague starts hearing complaints against Israel's security fence in the West Bank on Monday, India will be busy constructing a fence of its own. After 15 years of fighting in Kashmir that have left more than 65,000 dead, the Indians are using cement, razor wire, and electronic sensors to stymie a menagerie of Pakistani guerrilla forces. "The fence will be a permanent barrier at the border to prevent militants from entering," the head of India's Border Security Force in Jammu and Kashmir told The Washington Post last summer. "Why should we wait...
  • Swedish Ambulance Workers Want Body Armor Against Machete Attacks

    11/19/2014 9:05:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 11/19/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Oddly enough Swedish ambulance workers didn’t need body armor or have to worry about machete attacks before the place became so very diversified. (via Religion of Peace) “‘- There have been so many incidents. There has been everything from shootings to people with machetes and people smashing ambulances or trying to attack the ambulance staff. We are not safe to the extent we have previously been,’ says Henrik Johansson, president of the Ambulance Association to Dagens Medicin.He explains that the organisation wants that the alarm center and ambulances should have access to the same information that police have on people...
  • The Road to Happiness According to Federica Mogherin

    11/17/2014 1:34:52 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/17/14 | Alexander Maistrovoy
    Messianism of new age: The road to universal happiness lays through the creation of Palestinian State Right after taking office, Federica Mogherini, the new EU foreign minister, said she “would be happy if by the end of my term, a Palestinian state existed”. Her words exactly - “would be happy”. The solution of acute and painful conflict in Ukraine, the destruction of the ISIS, anarchy in Libya, hundreds of thousands of African migrants rushing to Italy (home of Mogherini, by the way), massacre in Syria, exodus of Christians from Middle East, stabilization of Lebanon, standing on the brink of chaos...
  • Major Jewish Group Calls on U.S., EU to End Palestinian Authority Funding After Terror Attack

    11/18/2014 6:41:17 PM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | November 18, 2014
    A leading Jewish advocacy organization has called on the United States and the European Union to end funding of the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the wake of today’s terrorist attack against a Jerusalem synagogue which resulted in the murder of four Jewish worshipers. “We speak for all 400,000 constituent families of our human rights NGO to demand that our leaders do more than offer ‘heartfelt condolences’ for such senseless attacks,” said Rabbis Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper, Dean and Founder and Associate Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. “These attacks with knives, axes, guns, and cars by Palestinians are not...
  • Small lessons of Scandinavia on link between socialism and inequality

    11/19/2014 12:52:29 AM PST · by wetphoenix · 1 replies
    A recent study published by Swiss Credit shows that the Scandinavian countries are the countries of Europe where most social inequality is determined. The increase in inequality is one of 15 worldwide major risks identified during the last forum of Davos. Henry Milner is researcher invited to the department of political sciences has the university of Montreal, where he is linked to the research pulpit of the canada in electoral studies. In 2004-2005, i ran the pulpit in Canadian studies to the Sorbonne. He is notably admitted for his expertise on the Scandinavian countries and runs a summer school on...
  • Legalise handguns and repatriate migrants: Ukip's 7 most controversial policies

    11/19/2014 3:55:30 AM PST · by UKrepublican · 44 replies
    On the eve of the Rochester by-election we take you through the Ukip policies and positions which have caught the imagination of voters. Deport migrants Mark Reckless, the Ukip candidate in the Rochester and Strood by-election, has raised the prospect of European migrants being forced to leave Britain if Ukip wins power. Mr Reckless said workers from the continent would only be allowed to stay in Britain for a fixed “transitional period” under Ukip plans to end unrestricted migration from the rest of Europe. He said the party would be willing to “look sympathetically” at people who have “integrated”. The...
  • Ukraine crisis: Russia demands guarantees from Nato

    11/19/2014 5:02:45 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 18 November 2014 Last updated at 15:56 ET | BBC
    Russia has called for "a 100% guarantee that no-one would think about Ukraine joining Nato", President Vladimir Putin's spokesman has told the BBC.
  • Mogherini makes light of leaked EU paper on Israel sanctions

    11/18/2014 8:32:58 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 4 replies
    EUObserver ^ | Today @ 09:28 | http://euobserver.com/foreign/126558
    BRUSSELS - Europe’s new foreign relations chief has denied the EU is in talks on Israel sanctions, despite a leaked paper on the issue. Federica Mogherini, who chaired her first foreign ministers’ meeting in Brussels on Monday (17 November), told press the leaked paper is a “technical working hypothesis” which “member states requested” when her predecessor was in office. She added: “It is not at the heart of today’s discussions on how to start a positive process with the Israelis and Palestinians. There’s currently no question of sanctioning anybody. The question is rather how to motivate people to … restart...
  • Topless feminists target 'political' Pope

    11/16/2014 9:52:31 AM PST · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    The Local (Italy) ^ | November 14, 2014
    Femen, the women's rights group known for topless protests, took their act to a new level of provocation on Friday with an explicitly sexually suggestive demonstration in front of the Vatican. In what they described as a protest over Pope Francis's upcoming visit to the European Parliament, three members of the group appeared on St Peter's square wearing only leather mini-skirts and flower garlands in their hair. Two of them had "Keep it Inside" written on their backs - a slogan apparently related to what followed. After bending forward, the women dropped down on to all fours, all the time...
  • Muslim Gangs Continue To Terrorize 55 Neighborhoods, Police Powerless

    11/15/2014 10:34:54 PM PST · by Java4Jay · 66 replies
    The situation in the gang-controlled no-go zones of Sweden is deteriorating rapidly. Cars are torched practically every day in the ghettos, and Sweden holds the unflattering world record for the highest number of school fires. Despite being a small country of less than 10 million citizens, a 2012 study showed an average of one school being burned per day in Sweden.
  • 'Islam Is Like Nazism': Top Sweden Democrat

    11/23/2012 4:45:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    The Local ^ | 22 Nov 12
    The Sweden Democrats' new justice policy spokesman, unveiled on Thursday as part of a reshuffle in the wake of a racist video scandal, has already made headlines for his comparison of Islamism to Nazism. “We’re presenting a new team today after what happened last week,” Jimmie Åkesson said at a press conference, referring to the scandal after the publication of a video showing three party members in a drunken and racist tirade from 2010. Åkesson presented Richard Jomshof, a former high school teacher who was previously the editor in chief for the Sweden Democrat paper SD–Kuriren, as the replacement for...
  • Russian warplanes risking safety of European airliners, says Nato chief

    11/15/2014 4:02:51 PM PST · by McGruff · 12 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 15 Nov 2014 | David Blair
    Russia is placing civilian flights at risk by dispatching jet fighters and bombers into European airspace without following safety procedures, according to Nato’s secretary general. Jens Stoltenberg told the Telegraph that Nato fighters had intercepted Russian military aircraft over 100 times so far this year, compared with 30 such incidents in 2013.
  • Putin Will Leave G20 Summit Early After West Blasts Moscow Over Ukraine

    11/15/2014 11:39:04 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Time ^ | 1/15/14 | Sam Frizell
    Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to leave the G20 summit early after Western leaders lambasted him Saturday over the crisis in Ukraine and threatened further sanctions. “I guess I’ll shake your hand, but I have only one thing to say to you: you need to get out of Ukraine,” Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper told Putin, according to his spokesman Jason MacDonald, Reuters reports. President Barack Obama said the United States was at the forefront of “opposing Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, which is a threat to the world, as we saw in the appalling shoot-down of MH17.” German Chancellor Angela...
  • Jens Stoltenberg: the new man at Nato who must stand up to Putin and his tanks

    11/15/2014 2:06:11 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 25 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | November 15, 2014 | David Blair
    Outside Nato’s headquarters in Brussels, the national flags of 28 member states fly in a proud circle. Even after decades of defence cuts, these countries still account for 58 per cent of global military spending, giving Nato more firepower than any other alliance on Earth. Yet if Nato is a giant, it has often seemed a sleeping one - at least since the Cold War ended in a bloodless victory over two decades ago. With Russian troops on the march in Ukraine, however, the task of reawakening the Nato giant to face a new crisis has fallen to Jens Stoltenberg,...
  • EU climate compromise ~ I will if you will

    10/28/2014 6:57:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 10/28/2014 | Marita Noon
    On Thursday October 23, 28 European leaders met at a summit in Brussels to reach a climate deal that would build on previous targets of a 20 percent cut in greenhouse gases, a 20 percent boost in the use of renewable sources, and a 20 percent increase in energy efficiency, from the benchmark year of 1990, by 2020.
  • Letter shows ECB threat ahead of Ireland bailout (European Central Bank)

    11/09/2014 10:32:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 11/06/14 @ 16:26 | Honor Mahony
    The European Central Bank on Thursday (6 November) formally made public a letter showing that the eurozone bank threatened to pull emergency bank funding if Ireland did not enter a bailout and undertake austerity measures in 2010. The letter, signed by the then-ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet, speaks of “great concern” about the solvency of Irish lenders—which had loaned heavily to the overheated construction sector—and the extent to which the whole eurosystem was exposed. It then says that the ECB would cut off emergency funding to Irish banks unless Ireland meets four conditions, including getting a bailout and undertaking “fiscal consolidation,...
  • Caliphate In Europe: Sweden Cedes Control Of Muslim Areas

    11/06/2014 11:37:09 AM PST · by raptor22 · 41 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 6, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Political Correctness: The perils of multiculturalism and open borders have reached critical mass in Sweden. There are Muslim enclaves where postal, fire and other essential services — even police officers themselves —require police protection. A police report released last month identifies 55 of these "no-go zones" in Sweden. These zones are similar to others that have popped up in Europe in recent years. They formed as large Muslim populations emigrating to politically correct and tolerant European states refuse to assimilate and set up virtual states within a state where the authorities fear to tread. Soeren Kern of the Hudson Institute...
  • French lawmakers 'to vote Nov 28 on recognising Palestine'

    11/12/2014 10:15:14 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 4 replies
    French lawmakers will vote on November 28 on a proposal by the Socialist Party urging the government to recognise Palestine as a state, a parliamentary source said Wednesday. The non-binding but highly symbolic vote would follow a similar vote in the British parliament and after Sweden announced it formally recognised the state of Palestine. A draft of the proposal states that the lower house National Assembly "invites the French government to use the recognition of the state of Palestine as an instrument to gain a definitive resolution of the conflict". France will "obviously at a certain moment recognise the Palestinian...
  • WATCH: Turkish nationalists assault US sailors in Istanbul

    11/13/2014 6:09:30 AM PST · by kimtom · 17 replies
    JPost.com ^ | 11/13/2014 | By REUTERS
    ISTANBUL - A group of Turkish ultra-nationalists attacked three US sailors on a crowded street in Istanbul on Wednesday, shouting "Yankee go home" and trying to pull hoods over their heads in an assault condemned by the US embassy. Video footage posted on the website of the ultra-nationalist Turkish Youth Union showed the attackers surrounding the sailors, calling them "murderers" and throwing orange paint at the men. ..........
  • Germany will not recognize Palestinian State (while pushing “two-state solution”)

    11/06/2014 10:40:22 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Middle East Monitor ^ | Saturday, 01 November 2014 14:43
    Assistant Spokeswoman for the German Foreign Ministry Susan Shibley said on Friday that her country would not follow in the footsteps of Sweden and recognize a Palestinian State, Anadolu news agency said. She was speaking at a press conference held in Berlin. She said that her country has been supporting a solution for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict based on the two-state plan via a deal between the Israeli and the Palestinians. …
  • Netanyahu Assures EU: No Jewish Prayer on Temple Mount

    11/07/2014 4:10:44 AM PST · by TruthInThoughtWordAndDeed · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/7/2014 | Ari Yashar
    Netanyahu meets EU foreign affairs chief, 'Jews pray at Western Wall, Muslims pray on Mount'; says 'Jerusalem is not a settlement.' -- snip -- Netanyahu added "we stand behind the status quo arrangements that have been there for many years. We will not allow them to be changed either by action or by legislation." The statement evidently refers to a bill seeking to allow Jews to pray at the site, where they have been banned from doing so by the Jordanian Waqf (Islamic trust) that still enjoys de facto control.
  • EU urges two-state capital in Jerusalem as tensions soar

    11/08/2014 9:02:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | November 8, 2014 | Hossam Ezzedine with Adel Zaanoun in Gaza City
    Europe’s top diplomat on Saturday called for a Palestinian state sharing Jerusalem as its capital with Israel, hours after the police killing of an Arab-Israeli further fanned tensions. The appeal by the European Union’s Federica Mogherini followed the dawn killing of the man by police in northern Israel, with his family saying he was killed “in cold blood” and a video showing he was shot in the back. “I think Jerusalem can be and should be the capital of two states,” the new EU foreign policy chief told reporters in the Israeli-occupied West Bank city of Ramallah. …
  • ECB ready to pump €1 trillion into euro zone economy

    11/07/2014 3:51:45 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Fri, Nov 7, 2014
    ECB ready to pump €1 trillion into euro zone economy Central bank ramps up efforts to rescue single currency bloc from deflation risk The European Central Bank is ready to inject up to €1 trillion of new liquidity into the euro zone economy as it ramps up efforts to rescue the single currency bloc from the risk of Japanese-style deflation, Mario Draghi confirmed yesterday. The ECB president also said the central bank’s governing council was unanimous in its commitment to use further unconventional tools, including quantitative easing, should economic conditions deteriorate. He added that the central bank had stepped up...
  • German City's Answer to Europe's Border Crisis? A Four-Star Hotel

    11/07/2014 5:38:34 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 5th 2014 | CARLO ANGERER
    COLOGNE, Germany — With its wood-paneled piano bar and luxurious spa, the four-star Bonotel assures visitors paying up to $300 per night that it meets the "international standard of a first-class hotel." But starting next year, the hotel's marble-and-mirrored lobby and "quiet, peaceful ambience" will play host not to indulgent travelers but desperate asylum seekers. Germany's fourth-largest city spent almost $7 million to buy the Bonotel this summer. Its doors will soon be shut and its 93 opulent rooms filled with asylum seekers, a move underscoring how Europe's economic powerhouse has been overwhelmed by an influx of people seeking a...
  • Russian hackers’ ‘Trojan Horse’ malware inside U.S. critical infrastructure since 2011

    11/08/2014 3:46:00 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, November 7, 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    A Russian hacking campaign against U.S. critical infrastructure has gone on since 2011 and puts hundreds of thousands of Americans at risk. Much of the nation’s critical infrastructure has been compromised by a “Trojan Horse” malware program, which puts everything from nuclear power plants to power grids at risk, national security sources toldABC News on Thursday. The Department of Homeland Security also released a bulletin on the “BlackEnergy” malware, which is connected to Russia’s “Sandworm Team.” In October it was revealed that Russian Sandworm hackers spied on NATO, Ukraine and the European Union since 2009 by taking advantage of a...
  • Brussels burns as more than 100,000 protesters clash with police during march against EU

    11/06/2014 4:44:16 PM PST · by mojito · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/6/2014 | Peter Allen
    Violence broke out on the streets of Brussels today as more than 100,000 people marched against EU-enforced austerity. Water cannons and tear gas were used in the centre of the Belgian capital as riot police tried to bring the situation under control. Fighting broke out soon after the end of a largely peaceful march organised by trade unions and left wing politicians. For two hours, the demonstrators had peacefully marched down the main thoroughfares of central Brussels to protest government policies that will raise the pension age, contain wages and cut into public services. But violence broke out at the...
  • Lech Walesa: Putin declares war on world. We must give proper answer

    11/06/2014 5:03:27 PM PST · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 36 replies
    Charter 97 ^ | 11/06/2014
    Lech Walesa: Putin declares war on world. We must give proper answer Former Polish president Lech Walesa said in the European Parliament that Russian president Vladimir Putin had declared war on the world, UNN reports with a link to Polskie Radio. He raised his concerns about the situation in eastern Ukraine. “When Ukraine handed over its nuclear weapons, powerful states guaranteed Ukraine's territorial integrity, but he [Putin] violated the agreements. He declared war on the world,” the ex-president said. He is confident that Putin “uses illegal methods”. “Europe and the world bear responsibility and try to prevent confrontation, while he...
  • Is a Top American Diplomat a Russian Agent?

    11/04/2014 6:17:33 PM PST · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 45 replies
    The Interpreter Magazine ^ | 4 Nov. 2014 | John R. Schindler
    Is a Top American Diplomat a Russian Agent? John R. Schindler November 4, 2014 November 3, 2014 - Today the Ukrainian news website GORDON ran an interview with the Russian businessman and sometime politician Konstantin Borovoy. A harsh critic of Vladimir Putin — he recently said Russia’s president is “mentally unstable” while a year ago he pronounced the collapse of Putin’s corrupt dictatorship to be “inevitable” — Borovoy is something of a gadfly. A parliamentarian of independent views in the Yeltsin era, he served as an intermediary between Moscow and the rebels in the First Chechen War, and was assessed...
  • Sharia law or gay marriage critics would be branded ‘extremists’ under Tory plans, atheists and

    11/04/2014 7:15:59 PM PST · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10/31/14 | John Bingham
    Anyone who criticises Sharia law or gay marriage could be branded an “extremist” under sweeping new powers planned by the Conservatives to combat terrorism, an alliance of leading atheists and Christians fear. Theresa May, the Home Secretary, unveiled plans last month for so-called Extremism Disruption Orders, which would allow judges to ban people deemed extremists from broadcasting, protesting in certain places or even posting messages on Facebook or Twitter without permission. Mrs May outlined the proposal in a speech at the Tory party conference in which she spoke about the threat from the so-called Islamic State – also known as...
  • Saudi oil-price cut takes market by surprise

    11/04/2014 4:57:33 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 119 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Nov 4, 2014 2:56 a.m. ET | Nicole Freeman
    Oil prices tumbled to their lowest point in more than two years after Saudi Arabia unexpectedly cut prices for crude sold to the U.S., likely paving the way for further declines and adding to pressure on American energy producers. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia raised the prices for its oil in other locations, including Asia, where the country had cut its prices for four consecutive months.
  • A Quiet Threat: Religious Freedom Dwindling in Europe, US

    11/04/2014 6:49:14 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 11/4/14 | Andrea Gagliarducci
    Vatican City, Nov 4, 2014 / 04:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Religious freedom is at risk in Europe and has been increasingly suppressed in the United States over the course of the past year, according to a new report. The findings were made in the 12th edition of the World Report on Religious Freedom, issued by the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need, released Nov. 4. The report is a snapshot of the state of religious freedom in 196 countries from Oct. 2012 to June 2014, collecting first-hand data and providing help wherever Christians are needing aid. Religious freedom...
  • Germany 'Would Accept UK Exit From EU' To Protect Migration Rules

    11/02/2014 2:55:31 PM PST · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 02, 2014
    Germany 'Would Accept UK Exit From EU' To Protect Migration Rules Angela Merkel is reported to have told David Cameron that she will not negotiate on EU migration Chancellor Angela Merkel would rather see the UK exit from the European Union than compromise over the principle of free movement of workers, according to the German magazine Der Spiegel. Mrs Merkel is alleged to fear that the UK is approaching a "point of no return". Downing Street would not comment on the reports. Mr Cameron wants to renegotiate the terms of the UK's continued membership before holding an in-out referendum. The...
  • Israel Most Hated Country in Turkey

    11/02/2014 1:41:06 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 37 replies
    ynet News ^ | 11/02/2014 | Israel News
    Israel is the country most hated by Turkish citizens, a Pew Research Center poll released last week found. Responders were asked whether they have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of a selection of states (US, China, Brazil, Russia, Iran, Israel) and entities (such as the European Union and Nation). Israel was found the most disliked country of the offered options, with 86 percent of responders saying they have an unfavorable opinion of Israel and only 2 percent seeing Israel in a positive light...
  • Putin warns Europe over Iran and Kosovo at EU summit

    10/26/2007 8:06:36 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 38+ views
    Times of London ^ | 10/26/07 | Jack Malvern and agencies
    From Times OnlineOctober 26, 2007 Putin warns Europe over Iran and Kosovo at EU summit (Miguel A Lopes//EPA) Vladimir Putin at the EU-Russia Summit at Mafra Palace, near Lisbon, today Jack Malvern and agencies Tensions between Russia and the West over sanctions against Iran will be laid bare today as President Vladimir Putin attends a summit with EU leaders in Portugal. The Russian leader described supporters of tough policies as "mad people wielding razor blades" after the US imposed economic sanctions on the Islamic republic yesterday in an attempt to curb its nuclear programme. Mr Putin, who is at the...
  • Putin deplores collapse of USSR

    04/25/2005 2:25:36 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 171 replies · 3,044+ views
    BBC News ^ | April 25, 2005
    Russia's President Vladimir Putin has described the collapse of the Soviet Union as "the greatest geopolitical catastrophe" of the 20th century. Mr Putin's annual state of the nation address to parliament was broadcast live on Russian television. He said the break-up of the USSR in 1991 was "a real drama" which left tens of millions of Russians outside the Russian Federation. He also said Russia must develop as a "free and democratic" country. But he stressed that Russia "will decide for itself the pace, terms and conditions of moving towards democracy". "We are a free nation and our place...
  • Putin to Take Concrete Steps to Support Turkish Cyprus

    07/19/2005 2:14:40 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies · 304+ views
    Zaman ^ | July 20, 2005 | Mirza Cetinkaya
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said economic isolation of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) should be ended. Putin has signaled for concrete steps to be taken in this regard. Russian President hosting Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as an "honorary guest" in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi noted, the "meaningless" embargo imposed on TRNC must be lifted and his country will have direct contacts with both the Turkish and Greek Cypriot societies on the island. The two leaders emphasized their opinions overlapped on many issues. "The first thing we must do is to solve the problem...
  • YUSHCHENKO SWEARS BY RUSSIAN GAS DEAL WHILE YEKHANUROV SPILLS THE BEANS

    01/13/2006 7:44:49 AM PST · by Leo Carpathian · 1 replies · 191+ views
    Eurasia Daily Monitor ^ | January 13, 2006 | Vladimir Socor
    Putin and Yushchenko met in Astana on January 11 Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko is risking his political credibility by blindly defending the Russian-Ukrainian gas deal despite severe criticism of it by Western and Ukrainian experts and a majority of the Ukrainian parliament. Rather than addressing the agreement on its merits, Yushchenko ignores Western critics (some of the most prominent of whom are Orange sympathizers) and imputes political partisan motives to internal critics (whose affiliations range from the leftist opposition to the core pro-democracy community). Yushchenko's stance seems to reflect his quest for accommodation with a suddenly responsive Kremlin in the...
  • PUTIN'S GAS BLUNDER

    01/12/2006 7:57:12 AM PST · by sergey1973 · 119 replies · 1,263+ views
    Center for Defense Information ^ | Jan 11, 2006 | Peter Rutland
    The abortive interruption of Russian natural gas supplies to Ukraine on January 1 was a humiliating diplomatic blunder. It was an unnecessary crisis, and one that Russia clumsily lost in the court of world public opinion. While Ukraine was threatened with a gas blockade, Russia was voluntarily submitting itself to a two-week information blockade. The entire country was given a holiday from January 1 to 10, with even the newspapers shuttered. The political class fled to their holidays in the sun, and none of the usual Kremlin spin-doctors were deployed to staunch the flood of Western criticism. The Russian case...
  • Russia Restores Gas Deliveries To Europe

    01/03/2006 7:41:39 AM PST · by sergey1973 · 10 replies · 374+ views
    Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty ^ | January 3, 2006 | Radio Free Europe
    3 January 2006 -- Russian authorities say gas supplies to European countries have been fully restored after a disruption caused by a row with Ukraine over gas prices, while representatives of the Russian and Ukrainian monopoly gas monopolies are scheduled to meet today to discuss the standoff. Russia's state-run natural-gas monopoly Gazprom announced earlier today that it was increasing the amount of gas shipped through pipelines in Ukraine to assure full deliveries to customers in European countries. Gazprom has since said that supplies to European customers were back to normal. Austria and Hungary, which had suffered supply cuts of up...
  • Chinese Farmers Brutally Expelled from Russia Showcases Anti-Chinese Hostility

    06/12/2014 1:36:44 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    ChinaForbiddenNews ^ | Jun 8, 2014 | ChinaForbiddenNews
    It seems that Putin's visit to China at the end of May has brought the two countries closer. Russia will not only sell natural gas to China but provide certain military technology support. Meanwhile, China is going to invest in Russia Ironically, last autumn husbands of Chinese vegetable farmers were brutally expelled from southern Russia. Scholars pointed out that a series of anti-Chinese incidents that took place in Russia have reflected the real relationship between China and Russia. After Putin's visit to China, Russians seem very enthusiastic about China. The media keep tracking whether or not China will invest in...
  • Putin's Western Allies: Why Europe's Far Right Is on the Kremlin's Side

    03/29/2014 9:48:21 AM PDT · by annalex · 81 replies
    Foreign Affairs ^ | MARCH 25, 2014 | Mitchell A. Orenstein
    Putin's Western Allies: Why Europe's Far Right Is on the Kremlin's Side Gabor Vona, president of the Hungarian radical right-wing party "Jobbik," delivers a speech at a rally in Budapest, March 15, 2014.(Bernadett Szabo / Courtesy Reuters) Given that one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s stated reasons for invading Crimea was to prevent “Nazis” from coming to power in Ukraine, it is perhaps surprising that his regime is growing closer by the month to extreme right-wing parties across Europe. But, in both cases, Putin’s motives are not primarily ideological. In Ukraine, he simply wants to grab territory that he believes...
  • Russia's Jet Incursions Buzz An Alarm For Europe

    10/30/2014 8:40:25 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 8 replies
    IBD ^ | October 30,2014 | IBD
    This should be a wake-up call to Europe, long accustomed to living under the U.S. defense umbrella, to take more responsibility for its own defense. So far this year, NATO jets have had to scramble 100 times to intercept these airspace intruders just to show that the West's perimeters are still protected. That's three times as many as intercepted in 2013. It also coincides with a strange submarine incursion in Swedish waters, believed to have been Russian. There's no doubt about it, Russia wants its Cold War empire back, and a complacent, "Finlandized" Europe. Vladimir Putin continues in his quest...
  • National Front pulls in ‘record membership’

    10/31/2014 11:39:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 31 Oct 2014 10:51 GMT+01:00
    After a year of unprecedented electoral success, Marine Le Pen’s anti-immigrant, anti-EU National Front party is attracting more members than ever before in the 42-year-old party’s history, French media has reported. The National Front party has a total of 83,000 members—the highest number in the history of the party, according to the Huffington Post, citing an “internal party source”. […] In contrast, the governing Socialist party, which counted 170,000 members in December 2013, has seen a decline in recent months. The center-right UMP party claims to have around 268,000 members, according to Metronews. And the centrist UDI claims to have...
  • IDF credited with saving Irish troops from jihadists on Golan

    09/09/2014 10:04:28 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 17 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | September 7, 2014, 4:45 pm | Stuart Winer
    IDF forces played a crucial role in helping Irish soldiers rescue UN troops from the clutches of Syrian jihadists in a fierce clash on the border with Israel last week. Senior military sources said that Irish soldiers would have been killed or taken captive if it weren’t for action taken by the IDF on August 30 during a mission to evacuate dozens of Filipino soldiers who were surrounded by a larger force of militants, the Irish Independent reported on Sunday.
  • Gaza shopkeeper stocks up on Danish flags to burn

    02/07/2006 11:59:03 AM PST · by Gomez · 37 replies · 724+ views
    Reuters ^ | 06 Feb 2006 | Nidal al-Mughrabi
    GAZA, Feb 6 (Reuters) - When entrepreneur Ahmed Abu Dayya first heard that Danish caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad were being reprinted across Europe, he knew exactly what his customers in Gaza would want: flags to burn. Abu Dayya ordered 100 hard-to-find Danish and Norwegian flags for his Gaza City shop and has been doing a swift trade. "I do not take political stands. It is all business," he said in an interview. "But this time I was offended by the assault on the Prophet Mohammad." A wave of anger has swept the Muslim world over the publication of the...
  • Fatah Gunmen Take Over EU Gaza Office (Just Breaking)

    01/30/2006 5:17:42 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 45 replies · 1,148+ views
    Witnesses say masked Fatah gunmen have taken over the EU office in Gaza City. More as we get it.
  • Terrorist Act in Norway

    07/22/2011 3:31:33 PM PDT · by AnAmericanAbroad · 26 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 23 July, 2011 | Vanity
    A vanity post regarding the horrific attack in Norway today.
  • Something rotten in the state of Norway

    01/13/2009 1:18:07 AM PST · by marthemaria · 28 replies · 1,545+ views
    The pictures tell an interesting story. All over Europa Muslims are protesting the war in Gaza. At the fringes are anti-Israeli and antisemitic slogans and cartoons. But in Norway this extreme Islamist right is echoed in the official press: antisemitic slurs and cartoons are printed in Norway's established newspapers. It is hard to believe. On Thursday the 8th of January a rally was held in front of Norway's Parliament building. A few hundred souls protected by 200 police in full riot gear. Many participants were elderly people bussed in from far away. Maybe they didn't know what was in store....