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  • BORDER RIOT PICTURES: Minister Calls ‘Allahu Akhbar’ Migrants ‘Jihadis Of Tomorrow’

    04/11/2016 7:21:03 AM PDT · by dennisw · 19 replies
    breitbart ^ | 2016/04/11/ | Oliver JJ Lane and Nick Hallett
    Macedonian police fired tear gas as migrants screamed “Allah hu Akbar” and tried to break through the border fence from Greece in a series of clashes that left over 200 people injured on Sunday. The illegals attempted to overwhelm police by charging in large numbers, tearing down the chain-link fence and throwing rocks and tear-gas bombs at Macedonian police. The incident happened at the Idomeni border crossing, which is fast becoming infamous as a flashpoint for violence as thousands of stranded migrants try to break through the border into Macedonia to continue their journey to northern Europe. Now the Greek...
  • Chaos On Macedonian Border As Migrants Storm Fence

    04/10/2016 12:58:28 PM PDT · by dennisw · 44 replies
    breitbart. ^ | 10 Apr 2016455 | by OLIVER JJ LANE
    Heavily armed Macedonian police deployed tear-gas launchers, rubber bullets and stun grenades at the border with Greece this morning as an organised migrant invasion attempted to force the fence. Thousands of anonymous leaflets written in Arabic had been in circulation at the 11,000-man Idomeni migrant camp, calling on the inhabitants to rise up together this afternoon and to charge down the fence stopping them from moving north into continental Europe. A rumour had also been circulating that the border was to be opened by Macedonian authorities at 9am this morning. Declaring “Today we either break the border fence or die”,...
  • Macedonian Police Use Tear Gas as Migrants Attempt Border Storm

    04/10/2016 9:57:48 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    WSJ ^ | 04/10/2016
    Migrants have clashed with Macedonian police after trying to scale the fence separating Greece from Macedonia in the border town of Idomeni. Macedonian police used tear gas and stun grenades in an attempt to keep the migrants at bay and they responded by throwing rocks at the police. Greek police were standing by, not interfering. ... The clashes began soon after some 500 of the more than 11,000 migrants stranded at a camp on the Greek side of the border responded to rumors the border was about to open by gathering close to the fence. A delegation of five migrants...
  • Macedonia Imposes New Restrictions on Flow of Refugees

    03/06/2016 8:25:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Sunday, 6 March 2016
    Greek police officials say Macedonian authorities have imposed further restrictions on refugees trying to cross the border, saying only those from cities they consider to be at war can enter. The officials said the restrictions imposed Sunday means that people from Aleppo in Syria, for example, can enter Macedonia from Greece, but those from the Syrian capital of Damascus or the Iraqi capital of Baghdad cannot.
  • Inscription Spurs Debate Over Mysterious Greek Tomb [Amphipolis]

    03/05/2016 2:34:16 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Discovery News ^ | March 2, 2016 | Rossella Lorenzi
    An incomplete inscription might reopen the debate about the identity of the owner of a tomb from the Alexander the Great era, according to new research into blocks from the circular retaining wall of the mysterious mound. The tomb was unsealed in northern Greece 18 months ago. Dated to between 325 B.C. -- two years before Alexander the Great's death -- and 300 B.C., the tomb is located in Amphipolis, east of Thessaloniki, and is billed as the largest of its kind in the Greek world, measuring more than 1,600 feet in circumference. According to study author Andrew Chugg, a...
  • EU mulls 'large-scale' migrant deportation scheme

    03/03/2016 1:46:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 3, 2016 3:31 PM EST | Nicholas Paphitis and Derek Gatopoulos
    Turkey is under growing pressure to consider a major escalation in migrant deportations from Greece, a top European Union official said Thursday, amid preparations for a highly anticipated summit of EU and Turkish leaders next week. European Council President Donald Tusk ended a six-nation tour of migration crisis countries in Turkey, where 850,000 migrants and refugees left last year for Greek islands. [...] Tusk was careful to single out illegal economic migrants for possible deportation, not asylum-seekers. And he wasn't clear who would actually carry out the expulsions: Greece itself, EU border agency Frontex or even other organizations like NATO....
  • Macedonia police fire teargas at migrants while Europe bickers

    02/29/2016 1:12:36 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 29, 2016 | By Alexandros Avramidis and Lefteris Karagiannopoulos
    Macedonian police fired teargas to disperse hundreds of migrants who stormed the border from Greece on Monday as a deeply divided Europe traded barbs over the biggest humanitarian crisis in decades. As frustrations boiled over at restrictions imposed on people moving through the Balkans, migrants trapped on the Greece-Macedonia border tore down a metal gate in the barbed wire fence. A Reuters witness said Macedonian police fired several rounds of teargas into the crowd and onto a railway line where other migrants sat refusing to move, demanding to cross into the country. Many of the migrants, fleeing war and poverty...
  • Hundreds of migrants use home-made BATTERING RAM to break down fence on Macedonian border [tr]

    02/29/2016 6:26:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 29, 2016 | Jennifer Newton
    Hundreds of migrants attempted to break through a fence on the Greece-Macedonia border by charging it with a home-made battering ram. Authorities fired tear gas and stun guns as thousands of refugees congregated at the border to cross into the Balkan country in a bid to make their way across Europe. It comes as Macedonia as well as EU members Slovenia and Croatia and Serbia imposed a daily limit of allowing just 580 migrants into the country per day.
  • Austria Offers Macedonia Troops to Reinforce Border Control

    02/24/2016 6:51:00 PM PST · by Lorianne · 12 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 24 February 2016
    Austria has proposed sending its soldiers to Macedonia to strengthen Macedonian borders amid the refugee influx, Austrian Defense Minister Hans Peter Doskozil said Wednesday. Austria has earlier placed daily limits on the number of people entering their territory and the number of asylum applications. "Austria is in favor of strengthening border controls along the "Balkan route' and offers support for Macedonia in the form of troops," Doskozil said before a meeting with the ministers of the Balkan countries, as quoted by Der Spiegel magazine. A ministerial conference on the migrant crisis is taking place on Wednesday in Vienna with the...
  • Austria to increase troops to deal with migrant inflow

    02/24/2016 6:49:17 PM PST · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Deccan Chronicle ^ | 21 February 2016
    The increase to 1,450 soldiers and reservists comes after criticism on Austria last week for saying it would only accept 80 asylum seekers. Austria said Sunday it is beefing up the army at its borders to deal with the inflow of migrants, with 450 more troops from Monday and military police on standby in case of trouble. The increase to 1,450 soldiers and reservists comes after Austria drew criticism last week for saying it would only accept 80 asylum seekers and let 3,200 migrants pass through the country per day. The troops will assist police carrying out checks on people...
  • No Balkan fence on my watch, Merkel tells eastern Europe

    02/17/2016 11:03:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 16 Feb 2016 16:17 GMT+01:00 | (AFP/The Local)
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel Tuesday criticized an eastern European proposal to close the Balkans refugee route and vowed to push for a plan with Turkey to reduce the influx, at an EU summit. Merkel, under heavy pressure at home to reduce arrivals, supports a plan under which transit country Turkey would seal its borders and then fly refugees to Europe where they would be settled under an EU quota system. However, most countries in the European Union have shown little enthusiasm for the idea, and the so-called Visegrad Four - Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary - have openly...
  • Cleopatra Not First Female Pharoah of Her Line: Queen Arsinoe II, an Olympian medalist...

    12/12/2010 8:29:43 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies
    Discovery News ^ | Thursday, December 2, 2010 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Cleopatra may not have been ancient Egypt's only female pharaoh of the Ptolemaic dynasty -- Queen Arsinoë II, a woman who competed in and won Olympic events, came first, some 200 years earlier, according to a new study into a unique Egyptian crown. After analyzing details and symbols of the crown worn by Arsinoë and reinterpreting Egyptian reliefs, Swedish researchers... suggest that Queen Arsinoë II (316-270 B.C.) was the first female pharaoh belonging to Ptolemy's family -- the dynasty that ruled Egypt for some 300 years until the Roman conquest of 30 B.C. While researchers largely agree on Arsinoë's prominence...
  • Chilling message from menacing migrants who demand ‘open borders or die’ at checkpoint

    12/07/2015 12:18:41 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Express.co UK ^ | December 7, 2015 | Leda Reynolds
    MIGRANTS attempting to march across Europe have been waving placards saying ‘open or die’ after being stopped by closed borders and barbed wire.A group of men waving the menacing home-made banner grew angry as they were stopped in their tracks at the border between Macedonia and Greece. Macedonia is the latest country to erect a border fence. The tiny, landlocked state has begun building a fence along its border with Greece, blocking a key transit route for migrants travelling from Turkey to northern and western Europe. Macedonia insists it will allow those fleeing war-zones to continue to pass through, meaning...
  • FYROM [Macedonia] border tension peaks as fence erected

    11/30/2015 2:15:24 PM PST · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    Ekathimerini ^ | 28 November 2015
    Tensions peaked at Greece’s border with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia over the weekend after the FYROM army started building a border fence to keep out would-be migrants. FYROM border guards were photographed by foreign news agencies as they erected a 2.5-meter-high fence along the Greek border on Saturday. A FYROM army source quoted by Agence France-Presse said the crossing from Greece to FYROM would remain open and that the fence was aimed at ensuring migrants did not try to slip across at other spots. FYROM authorities had indicated in recent weeks that they might build a fence to...
  • Police, migrants clash on Macedonia border; soldiers build fence

    11/28/2015 7:47:54 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    reuters ^ | November 29, 2015 | Yannis Behrakis
    Macedonia, along with other Balkan countries on the migrant route, began turning away "economic migrants" nearly two weeks ago. Human rights groups have criticised the decision, under which only Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans are allowed through. The new restrictions triggered days of protests from Iranians, Pakistanis, Moroccans and others stranded in squalid tent camps on the border. Some Iranians have sewn their lips shut. One man on Saturday threw himself on railway lines before the police, screaming and flailing. ... Earlier on Saturday, Macedonian soldiers began driving metal poles about three metres high into the cold, muddy ground, building a...
  • Refugees stuck at border sew up lips in protest

    11/26/2015 11:13:18 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 52 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/11/23/refugees-stuck-at-border-sew-up-lips-in-protest/?intcmp=ob_a ^ | November 23, 2015 | http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/11/23/refugees-stuck-at-border-sew-up-lips-in-protest/?intcmp=ob_a
    Migrants have blocked rail traffic at the Macedonian border as they protested against a decision to only allow Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis to cross there from Greece. Several sewed their lips together with cord, with at least one declaring a hunger strike before sitting down in front of lines of Macedonian riot police.
  • BOMBSHELL: Amazing Biblical Archeological Discovery In Jerusalem...

    11/10/2015 8:09:42 AM PST · by amorphous · 66 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 9 Nov 2015 | Walid Shoebat
    The discovery of the Acra last week is "a dream come true" for archaeologists, who have been speculating on the citadel's location for 100 years, the IAA said. The discovery of Acra comes at a delicate time, for it reveals the story of the Maccabees, Antiochus and the coming Antichrist. All this is understood once we connect the dots and see the parallels between the Grecian Empire at the time of the Maccabees harassing God's people and the Antichrist who is also from the same empire (Asia Minor) harassing God's people today.
  • Roman statue remains found in submerged city

    10/08/2008 3:21:47 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies · 482+ views
    news.com.au/ ^ | October 2, 2008 | correspondents in Athens
    Archaeologists in Greece have found Roman remains in a submerged ancient port on the Cycladic island of Kythnos, the Greek culture ministry said today. The archaeologists found the bearded head of a man and the torso of a warrior wearing a Roman-era breastplate at a depth of 2.5 metres underwater in the island bay of Mandraki last month. It is unclear whether the fragments were part of the same statue. They had apparently been used as building materials in a wall running along the harbour, the ministry said. The age of the fragments has not been certified. The Romans became...
  • Fortress of Antiochus Epiphanes Uncovered in Jerusalem

    11/04/2015 8:29:09 AM PST · by dutchdingo · 5 replies
    thetrumpet.com ^ | November 3, 2015 | Brent Nagtegaal
    On Monday afternoon, the Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA) sent a newsbrief to reporters in Jerusalem, calling for a press conference the following day to announce the “solution to one of the greatest questions in the history of Jerusalem.” Tuesday’s announcement did not disappoint: On site, in Jerusalem’s City of David, archaeologist Doron Ben-Ami announced that the famed Akra (citadel) of Antiochus Epiphanes had been discovered. Up until that announcement, little had been found testifying to the massive Hellenistic intrusion into the city early in the second century B.C. Yet here, at the northwestern portion of the City of David, a...
  • Archaeological find in Jerusalem's City of David may answer ancient mystery [2 Thess 2]

    11/03/2015 7:50:50 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/03/2015 | DANIEL K. EISENBUD
    A recent discovery by the Israel Antiquities Authority in Jerusalem’s City of David may reveal the answer to one of archaeology's most enduring mysteries: the location of the Greek Acra citadel. The exact location of the famous stronghold built by Antiochus IV, to control Jerusalem and monitor activity on the Temple Mount, has long been unknown due to the paucity of architectural remains that can be traced to the Greek presence in Jerusalem. Over the past 100 years of archaeological research in Jerusalem, numerous theories have been put forth identifying the location of the Acra, which was eventually overtaken by...
  • Migrants stir border row between ex-Yugoslav foes (Croatia and Serbia)

    09/23/2015 2:09:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Yahoo! News / Reuters ^ | September 22, 2015 | Branko Filipovic and Aleksandar Vasovic
    BATROVCI, Serbia/OPATOVAC, Croatia (Reuters) - Serbia threatened to retaliate on Tuesday after Croatia halted all cargo traffic from its eastern neighbor, with relations between the ex-Yugoslav republics starting to fray over the flow of migrants across their joint border. More than 30,000 migrants, many of them Syrian refugees, have entered European Union member Croatia from Serbia since Tuesday last week, when Hungary barred their entry to the EU over its southern border with Serbia with a metal fence. They are being bussed by Serbia direct to the Croatian border, having entered Serbia from Macedonia. Croatia says it cannot cope with...
  • Watch what happens when desperate, starving Muslim refugees are offered Red Cross food

    Take a look at this video of Muslim “refugees” in Macedonia on their way to the rich infidel countries of Western Europe. It’s actually an ancient strategy, straight from the Islamic playbook called The Hijra (Arabic: هِجْرَة‎ hijrah), also called Hegira or Hejira, the migration or journey. Hijra is one of the most effective methods of jihad which requires no military or wars. But it is an invasion nonetheless, and the politically-correct, humanitarian West is inviting it with open arms. Guess what happens next?
  • Refugee Who Showed Up at Macedonia Border Posed in Picture and Operated as ISIS Fighter Last Year?

    09/06/2015 8:04:34 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    Liberty News ^ | 09/06/2015 | Eric Odom
    Well, it was only a matter of time before this happened. I mean, ISIS is already claiming thousands of ISIS fighters are sneaking into Europe as part of the refugee crisis. So a hint of an ISIS friendly fighter crossing a border was inevitable.As you can see in the image it’s very difficult to dispute what appears before your eyes. It’s the same guy, but whether or not the guy was at one point personally allied with ISIS is somewhat open for dispute. That said, the unit he commanded was almost certainly fighting with ISIS forces. His name is Laith Al Saleh....
  • Break for the border: Thousands of migrants storm police lines to reach Macedonia from Greece

    08/24/2015 8:30:14 PM PDT · by annalex · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Tuesday, Aug 25th 2015 | IMOGEN CALDERWOOD and SIMON TOMLINSON
    Break for the border: Thousands of migrants storm police lines and leap over razor wire to reach Macedonia from Greece Macedonia was forced to close its border with Greece on Thursday after declaring a state of emergency in the country Families have been kept waiting in the open for 48 hours, with no access to food and no shelter from the pouring rain But after several attempts to break through the border security forces, the 3,000-strong crowd smashed defences Police have been holding back the rioting crowd with batons while hurling stun grenades straight into the crowd Migrants from Middle...
  • Refugees tear through police lines at Macedonian border

    08/22/2015 9:44:08 PM PDT · by Mariner · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 22, 2105 | By Fatos Bytyci
    GEVGELIJA, Macedonia (Reuters) - Thousands of migrants stormed across Macedonia's border on Saturday, overwhelming security forces who threw stun grenades and lashed out with batons before apparently abandoning a bid to stem their flow through the Balkans to western Europe. Some had spent days in the open with little or no food or water after Macedonia on Thursday declared a state of emergency and sealed its borders to migrants, many of them refugees from war in Syria and other conflicts in the Middle East. But by nightfall on Saturday, thousands had crossed the frontier, milling around the border town of...
  • Macedonian police fire tear gas to drive back migrants and refugees on border

    08/21/2015 3:11:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/21/15
    Riot police in Macedonia fired tear gas on Friday to disperse thousands of migrants and refugees trying to enter the Balkan country from Greece, a Reuters reporter on the border said. Several thousand people from the Middle East, Africa and Asia, many Syrian refugees, spent a cold night in no-man's land after Macedonia on Thursday declared a state of emergency and effectively sealed its southern frontier to migrants and refugees. Riot police behind barbed wire fired tear gas to drive back an angry crowd demanding passage into Macedonia and north to Hungary and the European Union's borderless Schengen zone. Greece...
  • What if the Persian Empire of King Xerxes had conquered Greece?

    04/07/2011 5:34:56 AM PDT · by Cronos · 90 replies · 3+ views
    hub pages ^ | 2009 | Asp52
    ...With Greece a Persian province what would have happened next? Forward into the Balkans and be met by Eastern Europe's barbaric tribes. It is likely on the evidence of the Romans occupation of that area that the Persians would struggle so far away from their own lands to subdue the Balkan and Italian areas even with the support of its Macedonian allies. But their incursion into this area of Europe would have stopped the formation of the Roman Empire as we know it, The Germanic tribes may have spread further and the migration of the peoples of the Steppes( Maygars...
  • Experts question claim that Alexander the Great's half-brother is buried at Vergina

    09/12/2010 5:48:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    Eurekalert ^ | September 8, 2010 | Hannah Johnson, U of Bristol
    The tomb was discovered during the excavation of a large mound -- the Great Tumulus -- at Vergina in 1977. Along with many treasures including ceremonial military equipment, bronze utensils, silver tableware, and gold wreaths, the tomb contained two sets of skeletal remains. Those of a man were found in a gold casket in the main chamber and those of a woman in a smaller gold casket in the second chamber. Both individuals had been cremated and evidence of a wooden funerary house containing a pyre was also found near the tomb. Dr Jonathan Musgrave of the University of Bristol's...
  • Alexander the not so Great: History through Persian eyes

    07/25/2012 9:39:37 AM PDT · by Renfield · 31 replies
    BBC ^ | 7-14-2012 | Ali Ansari
    Alexander the Great is portrayed as a legendary conqueror and military leader in Greek-influenced Western history books but his legacy looks very different from a Persian perspective. Any visitor to the spectacular ruins of Persepolis - the site of the ceremonial capital of the ancient Persian Achaemenid empire, will be told three facts: it was built by Darius the Great, embellished by his son Xerxes, and destroyed by that man, Alexander. ~~~snip~~~ He razed Persepolis to the ground following a night of drunken excess at the goading of a Greek courtesan, ostensibly in revenge for the burning of the Acropolis...
  • Alexander the Great-Era Treasure Found in Israeli Cave

    03/10/2015 6:20:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    discovery.com ^ | Mar 9, 2015 07:00 PM ET | by Rossella Lorenzi
    A rare cache of jewelry and silver coins, minted during the reign of Alexander the Great, has been discovered in a stalactite filled cave in northern Israel, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced on Monday. The 2,300-year-old treasure was found by three members of the Israeli Caving Club who wriggled through a narrow passage at the entrance of the stalactite cave and wandered inside for several hours. Stashed inside a niche, one of the spelunkers, Hen Zakai, spotted two ancient silver coins. On one side of the coins was an image of Alexander the Great, while the other side portrayed...
  • Alexander the Great's "Crown," Shield Discovered?

    04/25/2008 7:11:55 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies · 225+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | 4-23-2008 | Sara Goudarzi
    Alexander the Great's "Crown," Shield Discovered?Sara Goudarzi for National Geographic NewsApril 23, 2008 An ancient Greek tomb thought to have held the body of Alexander the Great's father is actually that of Alexander's half brother, researchers say. This may mean that some of the artifacts found in the tomb—including a helmet, shield, and silver "crown"—originally belonged to Alexander the Great himself. Alexander's half brother is thought to have claimed these royal trappings after Alexander's death. The tomb was one of three royal Macedonian burials excavated in 1977 by archaeologists working in the northern Greek village of Vergina (see map of...
  • Steve Forbes Pens Open Letter to Greek Leaders; Greece Can Teach The World A Needed Lesson

    07/01/2015 6:29:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    The Pappas Post ^ | 03/05/2015 | BY GREGORY PAPPAS
    Former US Presidential candidate and publisher of Forbes Magazine, Steve Forbes, used the platform of his magazine to pen an open letter to the prime minister and finance minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras and Yanis Varoufakis. The full text of his letter appears below. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Prime Minister Tsipras and Finance Minister Varoufakis: You may have won a four-month reprieve of sorts from your creditors, but your situation is desperate, and everyone knows it, most particularly Europe’s paymasters, the Germans. As you just painfully learned, your ability to blackmail your creditors is a fraction of what it once was. Businesses,...
  • And it's gone...Greek Banks in Macedonia can't withdraw cash - Central Bank's Bogov

    06/12/2015 7:42:44 AM PDT · by alexmark1917 · 39 replies
    https://twitter.com/zerohedge/status/609341858045497344 https://twitter.com/TraderStef/status/609355146842275840 https://twitter.com/JAFF3/status/609343992803774464 https://twitter.com/russian_market/status/609341880623591424 The bank runs (and capital controls) begin. Macedonia Central Bank Governor Bogov states: *GREEK BANKS IN MACEDONIA CAN’T WITHDRAW CASH: BOGOV*MACEDONIAN BANKS PROTECTED IN CASE OF GREXIT: BOGOV How long before the rest of Europe follows suit and a bank holiday is declared Monday to "Cyprus" depositors? He further added: *MACEDONIAN CENTRAL BANK SEES MAJOR RISKS FROM POLITICAL CRISIS http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-06-12/macedonia-central-bank-blocks-greek-bank-withdrawals-case-grexit Macedonia Central Bank blocks Greek bank withdrawals FXStreet (Córdoba) - Macedonian Central Bank's Governor Dimitar Bogov has stated that Greek banks are not able to withdraw cash. According to Bogov, this withdrawal halt is protection against...
  • The G7's Greek and Russian Headaches

    06/08/2015 6:26:48 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Monday, June 8, 2015 | David A. Graham
    One is the plight of Greece, with the nation's leftist government and its creditors engaged in the latest round of brinksmanship over its debt. Greece is running out of cash, but international creditors are refusing to release bailout money unless the government makes concessions. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, elected on a platform of fighting back against European-imposed austerity, has refused to budge. Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, had expected to have a proposal from Tsipras several days ago, but he was "visibly angry," according to The Guardian... A Greek exit would pose a challenge to a beleaguered...
  • Gunmen in Macedonia had planned many attacks, leader says

    05/10/2015 3:27:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    An armed group battling Macedonian police over the weekend left 22 people dead and aimed to destabilize the country with terror attacks, the country's president declared Sunday in a nationwide television address. ... "Police have prevented coordinated terrorist attacks at different locations in the country that would cause serious destabilization, chaos and fear," Ivanov said. "The members of the group are extremists and criminals with remarkable military training and skills. That's why we have paid such a high price with the loss of lives." The attacks left at least 22 people dead, including eight police and 14 attackers Interior Ministry...
  • Muslims Ambush Police, Murder Five Officers

    05/10/2015 6:49:45 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 13 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | May 9, 2015 | Ted Shoebat
    (Original title too long: Muslims, Well Trained And Armed, Ambush Police Officers, Murder Five Police Officers, Injure Thirty More Officers, In Well Orchestrated Attack To Purposefully Help Usher In The Ottoman Empire) Well trained and armed Muslims in the Macedonian city of Kumanovo attacked police officers, killing five officers, and injuring thirty officers. The Muslims went into a rampage, burning down multiple homes as well. This was a very well orchestrated and calculated attack that is being done for the purpose of causing so much violent tension that it will lead to instability. This societal friction will be a part...
  • Greek talks stall over 'red lines' as country fights to remain in eurozone

    05/03/2015 12:13:08 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | Sunday, May 3, 2015 | Szu Ping Chan, and agencies
    Reports claimed the government was prepared to reduce at least three different VAT rates to one, and limit exemptions. Prime minister Alexis Tsipras had opposed the move, claiming that the change would hit poorer people. The country will also press-on with privatisations it had also previously vowed to block, according to reports. However, Syriza has said that demands by creditors to reverse an increase in the minimum wage and cut pensions remain "red lines" that the leftist leadership is unwilling to cross... Mr Sakellaridis said that failure to reach an "honest compromise" with creditors would most likely lead to a...
  • Turkey suddenly open to RESTORING ties with Israel, REFUSES to criticize Israeli election

    04/02/2015 6:13:15 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    Turkey, via their Deputy Prime Minister, is putting the word out on the street that it is open to a restoration of ties with Israel, even acknowledging that it is NOT Turkey’s place to criticize the recent Israeli election: snip Wow. The admitted refusal to criticize Israel over the election is definitely a change of pace for Turkey. I mean, when has Erdogan ever missed an opportunity to openly bash Israel? He was just ripping Netanyahu in January for just showing up to the Paris march against ‘radical Islam’, accusing him of killing 2500 Palestinians in the war last year....
  • Turkey accuses EU of 'enmity' over 1915 Armenian genocide recognition

    04/17/2015 1:38:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/17/15 | Richard Spencer
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s president, has accused the EU of declaring “enmity” on his country as next week’s centenary commemorations of the massacres of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire descend into bitter rows over what to call them. Both the European Parliament and Pope Francis this week referred to the killings as a genocide, a term recognised by much of the rest of the world but fiercely disputed by Turkey. The European decision prompted a furious response from Mr Erdogan. “Such decisions are nothing but expressions of enmity against Turkey by abusing Armenians,” he said while on a visit to...
  • Greece demands 279bn(Euros) from Germany in Nazi War Reparations

    04/07/2015 10:20:23 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 44 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 4-7-2015 | Mehreen Khan
    Greece has demanded nearly €279bn in reparations from Germany, more than the value of its current bail-out, as the cash-strapped country continues to pursue compensation for crimes carried out by the Third Reich. A parliamentary committee established by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras put an official number on the claim, which includes the cost of a forced Nazi loan made by the Bank of Greece and the return of archaeological treasures. Greece suffered a brutal occupation at the hands of the Third Reich in 1941, with over 40,000 people starving to death in Athens alone. SNIP--- Berlin moved to quickly to...
  • Leaving Kosovo: Exodus of young people as frustration soars

    03/23/2015 4:59:25 PM PDT · by Dragonfly · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | March 23, 2015 | Guy De Launey
    Leaving Kosovo: Exodus of young people as frustration soars By Guy De Launey BBC News, Kosovo 22 March 2015 From the section Europe "We are like two million birds in one cage, but we are hoping for a better life" The scene in Mitrovica's 7 Arte Cafe seems convivial enough. Fairy lights twinkle, a mixture of Albanian and English-language hits play over the sound system and the 20-somethings gathered around the tables regularly break into laughter. But the joviality papers over a grim reality for these young people. Kosovo may have unilaterally declared independence from Serbia seven years ago, but...
  • Greek defense minister says Greece has Plan B if EU rigid on deal

    02/10/2015 7:19:10 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 02/10/2015 | Reuters/Alkis Konstantinidis
    Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos said that if Greece failed to get a new debt agreement with the euro zone, it could always look elsewhere for help. "What we want is a deal. But if there is no deal - hopefully (there will be) - and if we see that Germany remains rigid and wants to blow apart Europe, then we have the obligation to go to Plan B. Plan B is to get funding from another source," he told Greek television show that ran in to early Tuesday. "It could the United States at best, it could be Russia,...
  • Germany - no debt haircut for Greece but bailout extension an option

    01/28/2015 3:55:38 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 16 replies
    reuters.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | Reuters
    The German government stuck to its view on Monday that a third haircut, or debt restructuring, for Greece was out of the question but opened the door to a possible extension of Greece's current bailout programme.
  • Greece says No to EU statement on Russia

    01/27/2015 12:12:22 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 20 replies
    EUObserver ^ | 1-27-2015 | Andrew Rettman
    he new far-left government in Greece dropped a bombshell on its first day in office by abjuring an EU statement on Russia. It said in a press communique on Tuesday (27 January): “the aforementioned statement was released without the prescribed procedure to obtain consent by the member states and particularly without ensuring the consent of Greece”. “In this context, it is underlined that Greece does not consent to this statement”. It added that its new PM, Alexis Tsipras, expressed “discontent” in a phone call to EU foreign relations chief Federica Mogherini. The EU statement on Russia, published on Tuesday morning,...
  • Switzerland and Syriza

    01/27/2015 11:45:59 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 5 replies
    Restate ^ | January 27 2015 | Repair_Man_Jack
    credit the world’s various political leftists for being brilliant at one thing. They have managed to assemble a coalition of interest groups whose vested interests should probably cause them to chase each other around in the street armed with shotguns. Nowhere is that awesome class divide among the left on greater display than in Europe where the Parlor Pinks infest Davos and the Street Marxians have taken electoral power in Greece. If you were to ask both Jeffrey Greene and newly-minted Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras whether they felt society should be unfettered by larger government or directed for its...
  • Greek Deposit Outflows Soar In Run-Up To Syriza Victory

    01/25/2015 7:12:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/25/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Despite all the fear-mongering by Nea Demokratia (ND), Syriza's victory over the incumbent is dramatically larger than expected (exit polls indicate a potential 12 point margin vs 7 point spreads in the run-up). However, as JPMorgan details, the fear-mongery was very evident in bank deposit runs as proxied outflows surge EUR8 billion last week - more than all of December and the rest of January combined...Via JPMorgan Flows & LiquidityGreek deposit outflows rise sharply this week The monthly Bank of Greece balance sheet data for the month of December revealed a significant increase in Greek bank ECB borrowing which...
  • GREEK ELECTION UPDATE: LEFTIST SYRIZA AND CONSERVATIVE INDEPENDENT GREEKS WILL FORM COALITION

    01/25/2015 10:51:40 PM PST · by Nextrush · 21 replies
    1/26/2015 | Self
    The vote totals are still being finalized but the latest show the SYRIZA Party at 150 of the 300 seats in the Greek parliament with 36.3 percent of the vote. This is one vote short of an overall majority but multiple media sources including "The Wall Street Journal" are reporting that the conservative Independent Greeks, who broke away from the New Democracy (Republican type) Party in 2011 and are firmly against the EU austerity program will join up to stablilize the government. The Independent Greeks (ANEL) won 4.7 percent of the popular vote and 13 seats. The SYRIZA-ANEL alliance would...
  • Greek leftists Syriza aim for landmark election win

    01/25/2015 5:25:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 25, 2015 | BY ANGELIKI KOUTANTOU AND JAMES MACKENZIE
    Greeks began voting on Sunday in an election expected to bring to power the radical leftist Syriza party, which has pledged to take on international lenders and roll back painful austerity measures imposed during years of economic crisis. Barring a huge upset, victory for Syriza, which has led opinion polls for months, would produce the first euro zone government openly committed to cancelling the austerity terms of its EU and IMF-backed bailout programme. After its most severe crisis since the fall of the military junta in 1974, Greece's economy has shrunk by some 25 percent, thousands of businesses have closed,...
  • Greek exit polls suggest Syriza win

    01/25/2015 9:54:02 AM PST · by Nextrush · 88 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/25/2015 | BBC
    Exit polls suggest a historic victory for the anti-austerity Syriza party in Greece's closely fought general election. One poll suggested Syriza took 35.5% of the votes, and the other suggested it took 39.5%, well ahead of ruling New Democracy party on 23%-27%. It is unclear whether Syriza has enough votes to govern the country alone. Syriza's Alexis Tsipras has pledged to renegotiate Greece's debt arrangement with international creditors....
  • Greece election: Exit polls signal big Syriza win

    01/25/2015 11:32:03 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 51 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 25 January 2015 | bbc
    Exit polls suggest a historic victory for the anti-austerity Syriza party in Greece's general election. The polls indicate that Syriza took between 36% and 38% of the total vote, with the ruling New Democracy party a distant second with 26%-28%. It is unclear whether Syriza has enough votes to govern the country alone.