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  • UN nuclear watchdog says Iran abiding with 2015 deal limits [IAEA lies again]

    11/12/2018 9:38:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 12, 2018 | Kiyoko Metzler
    The U.N.’s nuclear watchdog said Monday that Iran is abiding by the deal reached in 2015 with major powers that aimed at preventing Tehran from building atomic weapons in exchange for economic incentives. In a confidential quarterly report distributed to member states and reviewed by The Associated Press, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Iran has been abiding with key limitations set in the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA. The issue has grown more complicated since the U.S. withdrew unilaterally in May from the deal and then re-imposed sanctions. Iran’s economy has been struggling ever since and...
  • 'Moving so fast': UFO sighting under investigation by Irish Aviation Authority

    11/12/2018 7:11:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheJournal.ie ^ | 11/12/2018 | Cónal Thomas
    The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) is investigating the appearance of an unidentified flying object (UFO) after a number of sightings off the coast of Ireland last Friday morning. A British Airways flight — call sign Speedbird 94 — contacted Shannon Air Traffic Control to find out if military operations were taking place within the craft’s airspace, saying that an object “moving so fast” had been sighted by the pilot. […] Two more aircraft can then be heard reporting the sighting to Shannon Air Traffic Control. A Virgin Airlines plane — call sign Virgin 76 — suggests that the sighting could...
  • 50 countries vow to fight cybercrime — US and Russia don’t

    11/12/2018 6:49:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 12, 2018
    Fifty nations and over 150 tech companies are pledging to do more to fight criminal activity on the internet, including interference in elections and hate speech. But the United States, Russia and China are not among them. […] The declaration released Monday is supported by EU countries, Japan and Canada as well as tech giants Facebook, Google and Microsoft, among others. …
  • French President Emmanuel Macron: ‘Nationalism is Treason’ (War is peace, freedom is slavery)

    11/11/2018 9:45:14 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 NOV 2018 | Charlie Spiering
    French President Emmanuel Macron denounced nationalism during an Armistice Day centennial observance in Paris on Sunday. “Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism: Nationalism is treason,” Macron said, according to a Euronews translator. Macron spoke in front of world leaders including President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “If we think our interests may only come first and we don’t care for others, it is a treason of our values, a betrayal of all moral values,” he said. “We must remember this.” Macron said that the moral values of France helped them fight for the...
  • French President Emmanuel Macron: Nationalism is Treason

    11/11/2018 6:24:31 AM PST · by freedomjusticeruleoflaw · 113 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/11/18 | Charlie Spierling
    “Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism: Nationalism is treason,” Macron said, according to a Euronews translator. Macron defended organizations like the European Union and the United Nations, hailing their ideals despite their “setbacks” over the years. He called for a new era of science-built progress.
  • Artists, intellectuals call for ‘European Republic’

    11/10/2018 7:44:04 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 10, 2018
    Artists and intellectuals across Europe are calling for the founding of a continentwide republic to replace its many nation states. […] The event is being organized by a group calling itself the European Balcony Project. […] A manifesto on the group’s website declares that “the sovereignty of states is hereby replaced by the sovereignty of citizens.” …
  • Image of Donald Trump improves among French people

    11/09/2018 8:35:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 9 November 2018 10:01 CET+01:00
    Fewer French people have a negative image of American President Donald Trump, a new poll has revealed and there’s one main reason why. However the French are (far?) from desperate to have their own version of Trump in the Elysée Palace. The poll that was carried out after the midterm elections this week revealed that 65 percent of French people have a negative opinion of Donald Trump. While that means there’s still a clear majority who are not fans of the divisive US president, that figure is actually a drop of 16 percentage points in one year, suggesting that the...
  • Why it’s time for the Hanseatic League 2.0

    11/09/2018 8:04:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 8. Nov 2018, 07:33 | Piotr Arak
    Today’s Europe is struggling with many challenges. New visions and alliances emerge redrawing the map of European interests. One of the most interesting developments is the cooperation of northern Europe. Currently, many expect a Hansa 2.0 with the agreement signed by the finance ministers of eight northern member states. In addition to the Netherlands, this included the three Baltic states, Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Ireland. All of the countries have open economies and little or no problems with corruption. Hansa, or the League of Hanseatic Cities, was a confederation grouping many cities and communes in the north, formed to take...
  • Sinead O’Connor: 'White People are Disgusting'

    11/07/2018 9:28:44 AM PST · by McQ444 · 55 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-07-23 21:00 | Jay Greenberg
    Controversial Irish singer Sinead O'Connor faced a huge backlash on social media after publically declaring that she sees white people as "disgusting."
  • Macron Calls for ‘Real European Army’ to Protect EU from U.S.

    11/06/2018 8:11:09 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 83 replies
    Breitbart - Europe ^ | 11-6-2018 | Victoria Friedman
    French President Emmanuel Macron has reiterated calls for a European Union army, this time saying that it is needed to protect the bloc from China, Russia, and even the United States. The progressive leader, a proponent of greater EU federalisation which will result in the reduction in sovereignty for European nations, told Europe 1 Monday night that the bloc needs a “real European army”. “We have to protect ourselves with respect to China, Russia and even the United States of America,” Macron said, according to Agence France-Presse. (snip) “We will not protect the Europeans unless we decide to have a...
  • Tusk says Poland risks following UK out of EU

    11/05/2018 10:44:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 5, 2018 1:17 PM | Marcin Goclowski
    European Council President Donald Tusk urged his fellow Poles on Monday to “come to their senses” over Poland’s place within the EU, saying it could otherwise end up following Britain’s example and tumble out of the bloc. Tusk, a centrist who served as Polish prime minister from 2007 to 2014, is a strong critic of the ruling euroskeptic Law and Justice party (PiS) in Warsaw, which has often clashed with Brussels over immigration, the rule of law and other issues. Tusk, who chairs EU summits, said that in 2016 Britain’s then-prime minister David Cameron had not intended to take his...
  • German domestic spy chief sacked for breaching neutrality rules [called SPD “radical left”]

    11/05/2018 8:17:33 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 5, 2018 9:40 AM | Thomas Escritt
    The head of Germany’s domestic security service has been dismissed for a speech in which he criticized government parties, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Monday. Seehofer said the speech made by Hans-Georg Maassen, in which he accused the Social Democrats (SPD), junior partners in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition, of “naivety” and harboring “radical left” elements, was unacceptable. […] Germany’s ruling coalition had agreed in September to transfer spy chief Maassen to the Interior Ministry following accusations that he harbored far-right views. …
  • New Caledonia votes on independence from France

    11/03/2018 9:55:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | 4 Nov 2018 | burs/jh/ecl/kaf
    The French Pacific islands of New Caledonia began voting Sunday on whether to become an independent nation, in a closely-watched test of support for France in one of its many territories scattered around the globe. Some 18,000 kilometers (11,000 miles) from the French mainland, New Caledonia is home to a quarter of the world’s known supplies of nickel — a vital electronics component — and is a strategic foothold for France in the Pacific. Voting in New Caledonia’s 284 polling stations opened at 8:00 am local time Sunday (2100 GMT Saturday) and was to end at 6:00 pm, with results...
  • EU, Germany, UK and France say they want to protect European firms doing legitimate business w/Iran

    11/02/2018 8:59:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | November 2, 2018 2:21 PM | Geert de Clercq
    The European Union, France, Germany and Britain said in a joint statement on Friday that they regret Washington’s decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran. […] “Our aim is to protect European economic actors who have legitimate commercial exchanges with Iran, in line with European legislation and the United Nations’ Security Council resolution 2231,” European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and the foreign ministers and finance ministers of the three countries said. …
  • German TV company buys US dating site eHarmony [ProSieben]

    11/01/2018 1:54:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 10.30.2018 | rs/ (dpa, Reuters)
    The popular US dating site eHarmony is now owned by Munich-based broadcaster ProSieben. Although it is primarily known for its TV franchise, ProSieben also owns one of Germany’s largest dating companies. German media company ProSiebenSat.1 purchased the matchmaking site eHarmony in the company’s first major e-commerce deal since launching a joint venture with investment firm General Atlantic. The Munich-based broadcaster announced the takeover on Monday, with ProSieben CEO Max Conze calling the deal “an excellent fit.” ProSieben already owns German online dating giant Parship. Like eHarmony, Parship uses an algorithm to suggest matches for people from its database. Users also...
  • What Germany and EU are watching in US midterm elections

    11/01/2018 1:46:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 10.31.2018 | Christian Trippe
    Germans, like many in the European Union, want to know whether US President Donald Trump will tweak his foreign policy should the Democrats win partial control of the legislature next week. […] Elmar Brok, the former chairman of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs and a member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats, told DW that it would be good for “checks and balances” for the Democrats to win control of at least one chamber of the bicameral legislature — most likely the House of Representatives. Brok acknowledged, however, that such an outcome could have a downside: “President...
  • France's Macron warns Europe of a return to 1930s

    11/01/2018 11:26:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 1 November 2018 13:09 CET+01:00 | AFP
    The French President has warned Europe of a return to the 1930s because of the spread of a nationalist “leprosy” across the continent, in an interview published Thursday. He also warned that Europe risked losing its sovereignty if it is “pushed around by foreign powers.” “I am struck by similarities between the times we live in and those of between the two world wars,” he told the newspaper Ouest-France, urging people to be aware of the threats. “In a Europe divided by fears, the return of nationalism, the consequences of economic crisis, one sees almost systematically everything that marked Europe...
  • Why it can pay to earn less in Ireland: grants, pensions, medical cards

    10/29/2018 11:42:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 10/30/2018 | Fiona Reddan
    Who doesn’t love a pay rise? Or a windfall. Or a boost in the return of your savings or investments? Sometimes, however, depending on your circumstances, a marginal pay rise can cost you more than you might think. Take a €5,000 pay rise, for example. The net return to you of this is just €2,400, or €216 a month, if you’re a higher-rate taxpayer. And yet it could put you out of reach of getting a grant for third level, which could be worth about €72,000 for three children; from getting a medical card in your senescence, and discounted childcare....
  • 'No thanks!' to EU and NATO, Iceland PM says

    10/29/2018 10:01:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 10/29/2018 12:32 | Martin Breum
    Eurozone failures mean Iceland should stay out of the EU, its prime minister told EU Observer. She would also quit NATO if she had her say. “I don’t think we should enter the EU right now. I don’t think there is any reason to apply,” Katrin Jakobsdottir said in an interview with this website, as Iceland’s new government prepared to celebrate its first anniversary in power. “Personally, I’m critical towards the economic policies of the EU — the creation of the eurozone without any real centralized policies on taxes or fiscal policies,” she said. “The European Central Bank has become...
  • European Parliament wants to ban neo-fascist groups

    10/29/2018 8:45:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 10/29/2018 1:40 (updated: 3:19) | By Cécile Barbière | EURACTIV.fr | translated by Rob Kirby
    Faced with the upsurge in xenophobia in Europe, MEPs want to take firm action against neo-fascist and neo-Nazi groups, which currently benefit from a certain level of discretion in several countries. EurActiv France reports.Xenophobia is fueled by neo-fascist and neo-Nazi groups in Europe, which should be banned as a matter of urgency, the European Parliament demanded on Thursday (25 October). MEPs have adopted a resolution condemning the surge in the number of incidents related to hatred and intolerance in Europe. The resolution also calls for action to be taken against small far-right groups which fuel the rise in xenophobia. According...