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  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 1/23/2019

    01/23/2019 5:07:31 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/23/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    The opposition takes to the streets of Venezuela today, the anniversary of the overthrow of a dictator in 1958, with the backing of the United States as expressed by Vice-President Mike Pence who said yesterday via Twitter: "@POTUS & the US stand w/ the Venezuelan people as they seek to regain their liberty from dictator Nicolas Maduro.... "The resistance will not allow our people's blood to be used as fuel in the election campaign in Israel, and it has the tools to defend the people" That is the message from the Hamas terror organization that runs the Gaza Strip following...
  • Macron & Merkel Booed Before Signing ‘European Army’ Treaty

    01/22/2019 5:55:17 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 24 replies
    InfoWars ^ | 1/22/19
    Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron were booed during the signing of a treaty that takes another giant leap towards establishing a European army. Video footage shows the two leaders posing for photographs in Aix-la-Chapelle, Germany earlier today as a chorus of jeers can be heard in the background. According to Sputnik, “the treaty will reportedly strengthen the existing ties between Germany and France, in particular, in the fields of economic, foreign and security policy, education and culture, research and technologies, climate and environment, as well as cooperation between border regions and civil societies” and “is intended as a step towards...
  • 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
    dw.com ^ | 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
    https://www.spiked-online.com ^ | 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...
  • 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,...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday Night-Monday Morning 1/20/2019-1/21/2019

    01/21/2019 12:01:31 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/20/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Good Morning.... Israel on the attack in Syria, first a mid-day strike on a southeastern Damascus airport.... The next installment of Qatari Arab cash is on its way to Gaza...... Israeli politics and a Likud party member Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely challenging one of the leaders of the "New Right" Party Education Minister Naftali Bennett...... The womens marches of Yellow Vests in France Sunday.... In the African nation of Zimbabwe last week widespread street demonstrations against the high price of fuel said to be the highest in all of Africa lead to a government crackdown with live ammunition.... Meanwhile...
  • France seizes Corsica's Lava Treasure coins

    01/20/2019 8:07:32 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    TANN (The Archaeology News Network) ^ | December 14, 2010 | Richard Giedroyc | Source: Numismaster
    France recently seized an unannounced number of third century A.D. Roman gold coins as well as an ancient gold plate allegedly with a pedigree linking the material to the Lava Treasure... first encountered about 25 years ago when three Corsicans diving for sea urchins spotted gold in the shallow waters there... the official French national police statement released Oct. 27 in which it says, "This submerged treasure, identified as a maritime cultural asset, belongs to the state." ...As Ancient Coin Collectors Guild spokesman Wayne G. Sayles commented in the October 2010 issue of The Celator magazine, "[coins are] utilitarian objects...
  • Le Pen appeals to Yellow Vests ahead of EU elections – "battle is between nationalists & globalists

    01/20/2019 5:35:06 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 17 replies
    Marine Le Pen delivered a speech in Paris to thousands of her National Rally party supporters, who chanted “Macron, resignation!” as she spoke. She denounced Macron and the EU as agents of globalisation with contempt for ordinary people. She also said the European Parliament elections in May ought to be a referendum on whether Macron stays in office. “If Macron does not have the wisdom to go back to the people by dissolving parliament, then let the political arbitrage come from European elections,” she said. “The European Union as it stands is a menace to our identity and to our...
  • 84,000 Yellow Vest protesters take to the streets riot beside Napoleon's tomb in Paris [tr]

    01/20/2019 2:25:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 19, 2019 | Danyal Hussain and Peter Allen
    A bank was attacked, a government building was vandalised and rioting broke out next to Napoleon Bonaparte's tomb as 84,000 anti-government Yellow Vests demonstrated all over France for the 10th weekend in a row. Protesters threw firecrackers, bottles and stones at police who used tear gas, water cannon, flash ball guns and baton charges to push them back at Les Invalides, where the body of the former French emperor and military leader lies in a sarcophagus underneath a golden dome. According to official figures, the biggest demonstration on Saturday occurred in the southern city of Toulouse, where around 10,000 people...
  • Meng Hongwei: Wife of ex-Interpol chief seeks France asylum

    01/20/2019 1:08:44 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | January 18, 2019
    The wife of Meng Hongwei, the Interpol president held in China since September, has sought asylum in France for herself and her twin children. Grace Meng and the seven-year-olds live in Lyon, the international police agency's headquarters. Meng Hongwei disappeared during a visit to China. In October the Chinese authorities said Mr Meng was being investigated over suspected bribe-taking. His wife and children are under police protection, having received threats. Quoted by France Inter radio on Friday, she said, "I fear they will kidnap me."
  • Entire Bokina [sic] Faso Prime minster and carbinate [sic] resign from Government

    01/19/2019 10:48:01 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 19, 2019 | Cimbol Gists
  • France Latest: Act 10 Of The Yellow Vests Draws Large Crowds To Paris.....More Tomorrow

    01/19/2019 6:49:56 PM PST · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/19/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    A record crowd of 10-thousand protesters in Toulouse, France today as the Yellow Vests protests continued. Protesters focusing on violence against them committed by police with their tear gas and flash ball rounds causing well over one thousand injuries in the last two months or so of protest. "Castaner the butcher, mutilated France" was the shout from the crowd in Toulouse calling out the name of Interior Minister Christophe Castaner. In Bourg-en-Bresse, France the police officers carrying weapons firing flashballs were quipped with cameras. The official national estimate from the government is 84-thousand, which is exactly the number it reported...
  • European Court Upholds Removal of Children From Home Schooling

    01/19/2019 5:41:27 PM PST · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    Religion Clause ^ | 1/16/19 | Howard Friedman
    In Wunderlich v. Germany, (ECHR, Jan. 10, 2019), the European Court of Human Rights in a Chamber Judgment upheld Germany's three-week removal of four children from their parents' home after the parents insisted on home schooling them and refused to send them to state schools. The court held that there was no violation of Art. 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (Right to Respect for Private and Family Life). the Court said in part: The Court finds that the enforcement of compulsory school attendance, to prevent social isolation of the applicants’ children and ensure their integration into society,...
  • Live from France: Yellow Vests x 10 weeks (it's big)

    01/19/2019 3:59:28 AM PST · by JonPreston · 25 replies
    Y'tube ^ | 1/19/2019 | Y'tube
    10th straight week. This is big and it isn't limited to Paris. Macron is in trouble.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Saturday 1/19/2019 Newsdump Edition

    01/19/2019 5:30:20 AM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/19/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    President Trump says there will be a major announcement at 3pm Eastern time in the US regarding the situation on the nation's southern border and partial government shutdown..... ..the "New York Times" reports that the Democrats have added one billion dollars in "border-related" spending to their budget plan... The President welcomed the right hand man of North Korea's ruler Kim Jong-un at the White House Friday and it was announced that there will be a second summit meeting between Kim and President Trump in weeks.... Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke received an 81 month sentence Friday after his...
  • Act 10 Of The Yellow Vests Protests In France

    01/19/2019 1:04:30 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/18/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    (LATEST NEWS AT BOTTOM OF POST) (215 AM EASTERN, 815 AM IN PARIS) Another day and perhaps another weekend of protest in Paris as Act 10 of the Yellow Vests gets underway. Social media has spoken of the notion of protests both days this weekend but a major theme is "Back to Paris" and that's one of the numerous places in France where protests are expected today. Places for protest to name a few Marseille, Bordeaux, Dijon, Clermont-Ferrand and the list goes on.......
  • Frenchman jailed for 6 months for attempting to organize Yellow Vest protest

    01/18/2019 5:18:05 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 14 replies
    RT ^ | 1/18/19
    A 28-year-old Frenchman has been sentenced to six months in jail after he published a Facebook post attempting to organize a ‘Yellow Vest’ blockade of a local petrol refinery, according to local reports. Hedi Martin was arrested in Port-La Nouvelle, southern France on January 3, shortly after publishing the post on Facebook, la Dépêche reports. In his post, Martin called for a ‘Yellow Vest’ blockade of the petrol refinery in the coastal town, urging people to “stand up to the CRS [riot police],” according to WSWS. State prosecutors noted video footage of Martin on his Facebook page at several Yellow...
  • Europe's patience with Iran wears thin, tiptoes toward Trump

    01/18/2019 1:06:03 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 18, 2019 | by Robin Emmott, John Irish
    BRUSSELS/PARIS - In Tehran on Jan. 8 during a meeting with European envoys, Iranian officials abruptly stood up, walked out and slammed the door in an extraordinary break with protocol. The next day, the European Union imposed its first sanctions on Iran since world powers agreed the 2015 Vienna nuclear arms control deal with Tehran. The sanctions were largely symbolic but the stormy meeting encapsulated the unexpected shift in European diplomacy since the end of last year. Smaller, more dovish EU countries have joined France and Britain in a harder stance on Tehran, including considering new economic sanctions, diplomats say....