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  • German Car Makers Call on EU to Scrap Auto Tariffs to Preserve Access to U.S. Market

    06/22/2018 1:01:31 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 20, 2018 | Liam Deacon
    Germany’s leading car manufacturers have called on the European Union (EU) to scrap its import tariffs on U.S. cars, which are far higher than those imposed on European cars entering America. The firms called for all tariffs to end, on both the EU and U.S. side, to boost free but also fair trade across the Atlantic, passing the message to the U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell.
  • Germany pockets 2.9b euros from Greece bailouts

    06/21/2018 5:47:18 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies
    businesstimes.com ^ | June 21, 2018 | AFP
    Germany has earned some 2.9 billion euros (S$4.6 billion) since 2010 on Greek debt bought to help the struggling country, a government report seen by AFP showed Thursday.
  • Canada, EU and Germany Signal Compliance With President Trump Trade Demands…

    06/21/2018 6:08:57 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 41 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 06/21/2018 | Sundance
    This win needs to be sipped slowly for maximum enjoyment. First, we would draw your attention to May 23rd, when President Trump announced an instruction to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to begin a Section 301 review of the auto industry a week prior to the implementation of the Steel and Aluminum tariffs. At the time when all media were discussing other ‘matters’ CTH pointed out the strategy that was visible in the Auto-Sector. China, the EU (specifically Germany), and Canada were the strategic trade targets in the approach. About a week later, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland snarkily announced her...
  • EU retreats from olive oil ban after wave of ridicule

    05/25/2013 2:19:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 23.05.13 @ 17:42 | Honor Mahony
    The European Commission has been forced to beat a hasty retreat from a proposed ban on jugs of olive oil in restaurants after the idea met with widespread ridicule. Barely a week after it was announced for “hygiene” and “consumer protection” purposes, the EU commissioner in charge, Dacian Ciolos, rushed to the same press room on Thursday (23 May) to announce he was withdrawing the measure. … The proposal would have banned jugs and dipping bowls of olive oil in restaurants from next year and was meant to prevent restaurant-goers from being served any old inferior oil. It had been...
  • The End of All That's Good and Pure About The Internet (Censorship LINK TAX passed)

    06/20/2018 6:11:49 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 40 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 06/20/2018 | Rhett Jones
    The End of All That's Good and Pure About The Internet https://gizmodo.com/the-end-of-all-thats-good-and-pure-about-the-internet-1826963763 Rhett Jones June 20 2018 The EU has passed an Internet link tax on anyone who links to any EU published content. The tax will be levied against individuals or organizations in any country due to mutual copyright treaty conventions. Article 11 Article 11 has been variously called the link tax or the snippet tax. Designed to mitigate the power over publishers that Google and Facebook have amassed in the last decade, it codifies a new copyright rule for linking to news organizations and quoting text from their stories. Online platforms...
  • Death threats 'become routine' in toxic Brexit debate

    06/19/2018 11:14:30 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 16 replies
    channelnewsasia.com ^ | June 20, 2018 | AFP/ng
    LONDON: As a crucial Brexit battle comes to a head in the British parliament on Wednesday (Jun 20), MPs are weighing not just their own views but also their personal safety amid increasingly toxic public debate. Pro-EU lawmakers challenging the government's Brexit strategy have received repeated death threats, and at least one MP recently decided not to rebel on a bill for fear of reprisals. One member of Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party is under such threat that they had to be accompanied by six armed undercover police officers at a public engagement, according to colleague Anna Soubry. A...
  • Matteo Salvini: Italy’s ports are closed to migrant vessels

    06/19/2018 8:46:01 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 28 replies
    Politico.eu ^ | 6/16/18 | SILVIA SCIORILLI BORRELLI
    Italy’s Matteo Salvini warned Saturday that no NGO-operated ships carrying migrants would be allowed to dock at Italian ports. “Italy no longer wants to be an accomplice of human traffickers and contribute to the business of illegal immigration,” Matteo Salvini, who leads the far-right League, said in a Facebook post on Saturday. More than 600 migrants are expected to reach Italian shores on Saturday on board Italian, British and U.S. military ships, according to a statement by the Italian interior ministry cited by La Repubblica. Salvini’s post specifically targeted NGO-operated two ships flying Dutch flags — which he described as...
  • Memes ‘will be banned’ under new EU copyright law, warn campaigners

    06/19/2018 6:36:20 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 48 replies
    New Times ^ | June 17, 2018 | Agencies
    A new copyright law from the European Union would lead to the banning of memes on the internet, campaigners are warning. The EU Copyright Directive intends to protect the intellectual property rights of people who upload their material to the internet. However, campaigners are warning the law will require “all content uploaded to the internet to be monitored and potentially deleted if a likeness to existing copyright is protected”. The campaign against a particular provision of the directive, Article 13, warns that online platforms would be economically damaged if they were forced to comply with its expensive obligations. The law...
  • MiT chief in Germany promoted to be ambassador (MiT is Turkish military Intelligence)

    06/19/2018 5:56:34 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    ANF News ^ | Wednesday, 9 Aug 2017, 00:00 | ANF NEWS DESK
    A chief of Turkish intelligence in Germany, Frankfurt Consul General Ilhan Saygili, who had close ties with Turkish-German Chief Inspector removed from duty for working for MİT Döndü Yazgan, was appointed as an ambassador in Switzerland. According to a report the German intelligence prepared on the Turkish-German Chief Inspector Döndü Yazgan, who was recently removed from duty for working for the Turkish intelligence service MİT, Yazgan met with Frankfurt and Mainz consuls general. German intelligence had documented that Yazgan shared intelligence information with Turkey via these consuls. Ilhan Saygılı served as the Frankfurt Consul General between 2008 and 2012 and...
  • Climate Change a 'Man-made Problem with a Feminist Solution' says Robinson

    06/19/2018 5:45:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Voice of America ^ | June 18, 2018 | by Reuters
    LONDON — Women must be at the heart of climate action if the world is to limit the deadly impact of disasters such as floods, former Irish president and U.N. rights commissioner Mary Robinson said on Monday. Robinson, also a former U.N. climate envoy, said women were most adversely affected by disasters and yet are rarely "put front and center" of efforts to protect the most vulnerable. "Climate change is a man-made problem and must have a feminist solution," she said at a meeting of climate experts at London's Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Entrepreneurship. "Feminism doesn't mean excluding men,...
  • Spain brings back free healthcare for illegal migrants

    06/17/2018 11:39:56 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 42 replies
    reuters.com ^ | June 17, 2018 | Reuters Staff
    Spain's new socialist government promised on Friday it would restore free healthcare for undocumented migrants, a right removed by the former administration as part of cost-cutting. The move is the latest migrant-friendly initiative by the government of Pedro Sanchez, who offered on Monday to take in a rescue ship that was drifting in the Mediterranean sea with 629 migrants on board. Italy and Malta had refused to let it dock. The government will draw up a draft law with the proposal, it said, which must be approved by parliament. Although the Socialists have a minority of 84 seats in the...
  • The EU's Magical Thinking on The Israeli-Arab Conflict: How Much Failure is Enough?

    05/18/2018 8:02:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 05/18/2018 | Bruce Thornton
    Bruce Thornton is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. In Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1, when the Welsh magus Glendower boasts, “I can call spirits from the vasty deep,” the sceptic Hotspur retorts, “Why, so can I, or so can any man; But will they come when you do call for them?” For seven decades the West’s foreign policy establishment has been trying to call Middle East peace from depths of endless summits and conferences and agreements with ritualistic chants of “land for peace” and “two-state solution.” But all they’ve managed to produce is war, terrorism,...
  • EU Court of Justice: All EU nations must welcome same-sex ‘spouses’

    06/17/2018 9:35:35 PM PDT · by massmike · 27 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 06/18/2018 | Stefano Gennarini, J.D.
    Homosexual rights got a boost from a groundbreaking judgment of the European Court of Justice that forces all EU member states to welcome the same-sex "spouses" of EU citizens, even when they are not EU nationals. The European Court of Justice fell short of imposing an obligation on EU member states to recognize homosexual marriages but opened another avenue for homosexual marriage in Europe by declaring a "derived right of residence" in EU states for same-sex spouses of EU nationals who are non-EU citizen. The Court recognized that homosexual marriage may not be a human right but held that homosexual...
  • Italy bars two more refugee ships from ports

    06/17/2018 4:09:43 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 37 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | 6/16/2018 | Chris Stephen
    Italy’s interior minister has sparked a new migration crisis in the Mediterranean by barring two rescue boats from bringing refugees to shore, a week . “Two other ships with the flag of Netherlands, Lifeline and Seefuchs, have arrived off the coast of Libya, waiting for their load of human beings abandoned by the smugglers,” Matteo Salvini, the leader of the anti-immigrant party the League, wrote on his Facebook page. “These gentlemen know that Italy no longer wants to be complicit in the business of illegal immigration, and therefore will have to look for other ports [not Italian] where to go.”...
  • Cardinal Burke: Irish Catholics ‘Did Not Receive Support from Rome’ in Abortion Battle

    06/16/2018 6:04:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/13/18 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    WARSAW, June 13, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Ireland’s recent caving into the globalist agenda of abortion and same-sex “marriage” is partly due to silence coming from Rome, American Cardinal Raymond Burke said in an interview last week with Polish weekly “Sieci” magazine. “In Ireland, during the campaign before the referendum on protection of the life of the unborn, just like before the previous referendum on so-called same-sex ‘marriage,’ people fighting in these battles did not receive support from Rome,” said the cardinal, “and [its own] bishops themselves defended moral principles too weakly.” Burke called what happened in Ireland evidence of an...
  • 500 British Priests Issue Statement Upholding Humanae Vitae

    06/16/2018 5:32:15 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/14/18 | Diane Montagna
    ROME, June 14, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) — Nearly 500 British priests have issued a statement upholding Humanae Vitae and proposing it as the key to healing society, amid reports of moves within the Vatican to water down its teaching and accommodate the Church to modern trends. In a letter released to the Catholic press on June 14 (see full letter below), the group of priests from Great Britain state that the Church’s perennial teaching on human sexuality should be at the forefront in re-building a culture of life, and stress its importance for Catholics and non-Catholics alike. The initiative, called “Humanae...
  • Revolutionaries, Homosexualists Headline World Meeting of Families

    06/16/2018 5:23:52 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 6/14/18 | Christine Niles
    Cardinals pushing radical new vision for the ChurchDUBLIN (ChurchMilitant.com) - The lineup at this fall's World Meeting of Families (WMOF) features some of the world's most revolutionary bishops pushing a leftist path for the Church. Scheduled for August in Dublin, Ireland, the meeting — which will include a visit by Pope Francis — will feature the following prelates, among others: Cdl. Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, Illinois Cdl. Joseph Tobin, Archbishop of Newark, New Jersey Cdl. Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, England Cdl. Christoph Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna, Austria Cdl. Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C. Cdl. Oswald Gracias, Archbishop...
  • Catholic Crisis Pregnancy Agency Cura Shuts in ‘New and Changed’ Ireland

    06/15/2018 7:07:09 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Extra.ie ^ | 6/14/18 | Sandra Murphy
    A crisis pregnancy agency funded by the Catholic Church has announced plans to shutdown. The announcement comes a month after the Union of Students in Ireland disassociated itself from Cura due to their failure to ‘provide ‘full support’ for pregnant people when it comes to abortion and abortion support’. In a statement, the agency announced that it will wind down its services by Friday, June 15 due to this ‘new and changed environment’. ‘In this new and changed environment we have been experiencing decreasing service demands in line with national trends and we feel this decision, which has been considered...
  • Former London Convent Now an Abortuary

    06/15/2018 6:59:02 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 6/12/18 | K.V. Turley
    TWICKENHAM, England, June 12, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) -- There is a large house on the southwestern outskirts of London. It is an impressive building set back from the road and towering over those who stand in front of it or those who enter. Today, it is an abortion center run by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service. This house, in a residential quarter of suburban London, is yet another monument to Britain’s culture of death. It was not always so. At one time, this building was a convent run by a Catholic order of nuns, the Daughters of the Immaculate. In the...
  • Irish PM Says Catholic Hospitals Will Be Forced to Abort Children

    06/15/2018 6:34:46 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 10 replies
    http://www.ncregister.com ^ | June 14, 2018 | Joan Desmond
    Just weeks after a lopsided, groundbreaking vote struck down Ireland’s constitutional ban on legal abortion, the country’s Taoiseach signaled the broader moral and legal implications of this sea change in a once deeply Catholic nation. “It will not … be possible for publicly funded hospitals, no matter who their patron or owner is,” Leo Varadkar told the Dáil, “to opt out of providing these necessary services which will be legal in this state once this legislation is passed by the Dáil [the lower house of the Irish legislature] and Seanad [senate].” Britain’s Catholic Herald reported today that two large hospitals...