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  • Doctors should not be forced to ‘aid and abet’ abortions, says John Bruton [former PM of Ireland]

    09/08/2018 1:58:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 09/08/2018 | Colin Gleeson
    Former taoiseach John Bruton has said doctors opposed to abortion should not be forced to refer women seeking terminations to other physicians. Mr. Bruton, in a speech to the Pro Life Education dinner in the Clayton Hotel, Dublin, on Saturday night, said he feared anti-abortion doctors would be “targeted” by those who wanted to “catch them out”. The Bill proposed by Minister for Health Simon Harris to introduce and regulate abortions requires a doctor who has a conscientious objection to carrying out the procedure to “make arrangements to transfer the care” of the woman to another doctor. “This is aiding...
  • Senior UN, European officials spotted at anti-Semitic PA display [Kfar Admumim, Israel]

    09/07/2018 5:30:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    INN ^ | 09/07/18 14:47 | David Rosenberg
    Senior officials from the United Nations and a number of European nations visited an exhibition hosted by the Palestinian Authority featuring explicitly anti-Semitic images last month. According to a report by Makor Rishon on Friday, early last month, a number of foreign representatives visited an exhibition set up by the Palestinian Authority in the illegal Bedouin outpost of Khan al-Ahmar. Built in the 1990s, the illegal encampment today houses some 170 Bedouin squatters just outside of the Israeli town of Kfar Adumim, east of Jerusalem. The encampment was never authorized, and is slated for demolition, after the Supreme Court rejected...
  • Europe's Identity At Stake in upcoming European Parliament elections

    09/07/2018 9:30:54 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies
    Hungary Today ^ | Sep 6, 2018
    In Magyar Idők, Zoltán Kottász contends that the 2019 European Parliament election campaign will be the first EP election in which real European issues will dominate. While in the past, EP elections in all member states were determined by domestic issues, in 2019, EU voters will decide about the future and identity of Europe, the pro-government commentator suspects. Kottász predicts that the campaign will be fought between what he calls ‘globalist multculturalist parties’ led by French President Macron, and ‘forces which champion national sovereignty’ that oppose migration. Kottász thinks that PM Orbán’s anti-multiculturalist and anti-immigration vision are becoming increasingly popular...
  • French foreign minister: We no longer want to pay for Poland and Hungary

    09/06/2018 8:35:29 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 38 replies
    Euractiv ^ | A. Kondzińska, B.T. Wieliński and T. Bieleck
    France does not want to finance a populist Europe, the country’s foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has indicated, just as the fight over the EU’s new long-term budget begins in earnest. These strong words were said in Paris on Wednesday during the annual conference of French ambassadors, a meeting at which the French head of diplomacy officially indicates the most important directions of the country’s foreign policy. 71-year-old Le Drian, who after the victory of French President Emmanuel Macron took the helm of French diplomacy, said that France and Germany intend to work out a common position on migration before...
  • French government to push ahead with taking income tax from workers' pay

    09/05/2018 10:31:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 5 September 2018 10:48 CEST+02:00
    The French government announced on Tuesday that it will push ahead with the long-planned reform to deduct income tax directly from workers’ paychecks on a monthly basis from January 2019. After days of wavering and speculation that they would ditch the reform, the French government finally announced on Tuesday that from January 2019 workers will indeed have their income tax taken directly from their paychecks automatically. The change will see most workers in France have their income tax automatically taken out of their wages each month by their employers, as is the case in most other European countries, rather than...
  • Will Trump Be Meeting With His Counterpart — Or His Handler? A plausible theory .....

    07/27/2018 9:06:47 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 18 replies
    NY Mag ^ | July 8, 2018 9:00 pm | By Jonathan Chait
    n June 14, 2016, the Washington Post reported that Russian hackers had broken into the Democratic National Committee’s files and gained access to its research on Donald Trump. A political world already numbed by Trump’s astonishing rise barely took notice. News reports quoted experts who suggested the Russians merely wanted more information about Trump to inform their foreign-policy dealings. By that point, Russia was already broadcasting its strong preference for Trump through the media. Yet when news of the hacking broke, nobody raised the faintest suspicions that Russia wished to alter the outcome of the election, let alone that Trump...
  • Number of non-German murder suspects rises: report

    09/02/2018 7:45:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09.02.2018 | Lewis Sanders IV
    Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) has recorded an increase of closed murder cases in 2017 involving at least one “non-German” suspect, reported Welt Am Sonntag on Sunday. The number rose to 83 last year, up from 62 the year before, marking a 33 percent increase. In total, 731 people died as a result of murder or manslaughter in 2017. The figures solely comprise closed cases. The BKA’s 2017 report did not specify nationality or whether a suspect was an EU citizen. […] A debate about the link between foreign nationals and murder in Germany was triggered by riots in...
  • Trump in Ireland: US Secret Service will come to Dublin and Doonbeg to conduct 'security sweep'

    09/01/2018 12:45:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Irish Mirror ^ | September 1, 2018 | Sylvia Pownall
    The US Secret Service will send their Men In Black to do a security sweep of Dublin and Doonbeg ahead of Donald Trump’s visit in November. White House confirmation of the two-day trip presents a headache for the Defence Forces who will be braced for large-scale protests. A source said a massive Garda and security operation is needed to safeguard the US President, who met with huge protests on a recent trip to the UK. Trump stirred up a political storm during the four-day visit after criticising British Prime Minister Teresa May in a newspaper interview. He was then snubbed...
  • Irish activists pledge to protest against Donald Trump visit

    09/01/2018 10:20:25 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 22 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 09/01/18
    Politicians and activists in Ireland have pledged to protest against Donald Trump when he visits in November. On Friday, the White House announced the visit to Ireland would take place as part of a European tour that would also see the US president travel to Paris for a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armistice after the first world war. A White House statement said Trump’s visit would “renew the deep and historic ties between our two nations”. The Irish Labour party, Greens and Solidarity – People Before Profit all pledged to organise protests surrounding the visit, within an...
  • Trump administration to end U.S. funding to U.N. program for Palestinian refugees

    08/30/2018 9:16:25 PM PDT · by bitt · 54 replies
    WAPO ^ | 8/30/2018 | Karen Deyoung
    The Trump administration has decided to cancel all U.S. funding of the United Nations aid program for Palestinian refugees, part of its determination to put its money where its policy is as it seeks a recalculation of U.S. foreign aid spending and prepares its own Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. In an announcement to be made within the next several weeks, the administration plans to voice its disapproval of the way the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, or UNRWA, spends the funds and to call for a sharp reduction in the number of Palestinians recognized as refugees, dropping it from more than...
  • 10 year sentence given to man who bombed Dresden mosque [Germany]

    08/31/2018 6:09:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 31 August 2018 16:33 CEST+02:00
    A German man who used a homemade bomb to attack a mosque in the eastern city of Dresden was Friday sentenced to nearly 10 years in jail for what prosecutors called a xenophobic crime. The accused, Nino Köhler, had apologized during his trial to the imam and his family. No one was hurt in the attack. The bomb damaged the door of the Fatih mosque while the family were inside on September 26th, 2016. That same evening, the accused planted another homemade pipe bomb that slightly damaged a convention center in the city, which was days away from hosting festivities...
  • Macron Tells Denmark ‘No Such Thing as a True Dane, True Frenchman’

    08/30/2018 12:17:37 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/30/2018 | Virginia Hale
    French politicians have reacted with anger after Emmanuel Macron asserted that “true” Frenchmen and Danes “do not exist”, and attacked the people he rules over as stubbornly resistant to change while on an official visit to Denmark. The French president made the remarks while on a three-day tour of Denmark and Finland, where he is hoping to establish a “progressive arc” of nations supporting his vision of a globalised EU superstate, which would revolve around a liberal conception of human rights, ahead of European Parliament elections next year. Speaking before a gala lobster dinner on Wednesday, at which Denmark’s Queen...
  • 13-Foot Golden Erdogan Statue in German City Annoys Locals

    08/28/2018 2:22:48 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 50 replies
    Newsweek ^ | August 28, 2018 - 13:08 | Damien Sharkov
    A shining effigy of controversial Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suddenly appeared in southwestern Germany—to the surprise and chagrin of locals.The 13-foot statue, painted gold, depicts Erdogan with his hand, outstretched and pointing at the horizon. Erdogan is a divisive figure in Germany—which has a diaspora of around 3 million people of Turkish nationality or descent—and when residents of Wiesbaden, 20 miles west of Frankfurt, woke up to a monument honoring the man, they had questions for city officials."We have received calls from a string of irritated citizens—it is not clear to people that it is part of the...
  • ‘Reckless’ attempt to appeal abortion referendum result dismissed [Ireland]

    08/27/2018 9:51:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 08/27/2018 | Aodhan O'Faolain, Ray Managh
    A Dublin woman’s attempt challenge to the result of May’s abortion referendum has been dismissed by the Court of Appeal. Joanna Jordan, from Upper Glenageary Road, Dún Laoghaire, had appealed a ruling by High Court President Mr. Justice Peter Kelly, who last month said she had not met the necessary legal test set by the Referendum Act before a court can permit a petition to be brought. Charles Byrne, a piano teacher and musician, of College Rise, Drogheda, Co. Louth, had initially sought to challenge the outcome, but opted not to appeal the High Court’s decision. In a decision handed...
  • Macron says Brexit cannot divide EU, criticizes Trump's isolationism

    08/27/2018 9:02:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 27, 2018 6:57 AM | Michel Rose, Richard Lough
    President Emmanuel Macron on Monday said preserving European Union unity was more important than forging a close relationship with post-Brexit Britain, and hit out at what he called U.S. President Donald Trump’s “aggressive” isolationism. As pressure mounts on Prime Minister Theresa May to agree terms for Britain’s divorce from the EU and the shape of their future trade relationship, Macron showed no sign of breaking ranks with other EU capitals. “France wants to maintain a strong, special relationship with London but not if the cost is the European Union’s unraveling,” he told a gathering of French ambassadors. Brexit, Macron said,...
  • Italy threatens to veto EU budget without changes in immigration policy — Di Maio

    08/27/2018 8:34:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 27, 2018 11:18 AM | Steve Scherer
    Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio on Monday threatened to veto the European Union’s seven-year budget plan should the bloc not do more to share the burden of migrant arrivals. “In Europe, the music will change,” Di Maio wrote on Facebook less than two days after the country’s latest clash with Brussels over who should take in migrants rescued at sea. […] Di Maio last week threatened to withhold Italy’s EU contributions if the bloc did not agree to take in rescued migrants that the government had blocked on a ship in the port of Catania, in Sicily. …
  • Angela Merkel warns against erosion of democracy

    08/26/2018 5:51:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 08.26.2018 | rs/bw (AP, dpa)
    Merkel defended democratic values in an interview following a contentious summer for her government. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer also said he doesn’t expect a repeat of the crisis that nearly upended Berlin. German Chancellor Angela Merkel emphasized the importance of press freedom, protections for minorities and independent courts in an interview with public broadcaster ARD on Sunday. “Democracy is more than just somebody getting a majority,” Merkel said. “Democracy is protection for minorities, press freedom, the right to demonstrate — democracy is independent courts.” If the independence of those institutions is no longer safeguarded, “then democracy would no longer be...
  • German President Declares There are ‘No Native Germans, We are a Nation of Immigrants’

    08/26/2018 5:42:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 80 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/25/2018 | V. Hale
    German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has declared Germany “is a nation of immigrants and will remain so”, asserting: “There are no half or whole Germans, no biological or ‘new’ Germans”. Speaking at Berlin’s Bellevue Palace, where a small group of people with Turkish heritage had been invited to share their views on immigration, integration, and xenophobia in Europe, the German president strongly denounced “exclusion of and discrimination against people with foreign roots”. “A permanent suspicion of immigrants, no matter how long they have lived in Germany, is not only harmful for the individuals involved but it is a cause of shame...
  • Iran awaiting European guarantees on oil sales, banking: Zarif

    08/25/2018 11:23:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | August 25, 2018 10:32 AM | Babak Dehghanpisheh
    Iran awaiting European guarantees on the sale of Iranian oil and banking relations, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday, according to the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA). […] “We are still waiting for Europe to take action on the sale of Iranian oil and the preservation of banking channels,” the Iranian foreign minister said. Zarif also defended the European Union’s decision on Thursday to provide €18 million ($21 million) in aid to Iran to offset the impact of U.S. sanctions, part of efforts to salvage the 2015 deal to limit Tehran’s nuclear ambitions. […] The top U.S. envoy...
  • Franco’s family to take charge of Spanish dictator’s remains

    08/25/2018 9:13:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 25, 2018 8:21 AM EDT | Joseph Wilson
    The family of the late Spanish dictator Francisco Franco will take charge of his remains after Spain’s government has them exhumed from a mausoleum, his relatives said Saturday. “Of course we will take charge of the remains of my grandfather,” Franco’s grandson, Francis Franco, told Spanish newspaper La Razon in an interview published Saturday. “We won’t leave them in the hands of the government.” While criticizing the decision to exhume his grandfather, he says the family doesn’t plan to fight the legal changes that Spain’s center-left government approved Friday to have Franco’s body dug up and removed from a mausoleum...