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  • Eurozone leaders battle to secure Greek deal

    02/20/2012 1:42:49 PM PST · by bruinbirdman
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/20/2012 | Louise Armitstead, and Bruno Waterfield, in Brussels
    European powers struggled to agree a Greek rescue deal on Monday night as politicians doggedly refused to either lower Athens' debt targets or boost the €130bn (£108bn) bail-out fund. Members of the eurogroup promised a deal would be done but the talks ran into the night in a tug-of-war battle over the yawning gap in Greece's finances. There were violent protests in Athens as Greek democracy and sovereignty appeared to be being carved up by demands from individual European countries. Northern European "hardliners" - including Holland, Germany, Austria and Finland - demanded a "permanent representation" of the troika in Athens...
  • Second Greek bailout in reach despite funding gaps

    02/20/2012 1:39:55 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/20/12 | Luke Baker and Jan Strupczewski - Reuters
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone finance ministers inched towards approving a second bailout for debt-laden Greece on Monday that would resolve Athens' immediate repayment needs but seems unlikely to revive the nation's shattered economy. Agreement on a 130-billion-euro rescue package on strict conditions would draw a line under months of uncertainty that has shaken the currency bloc, and avert imminent bankrupcty. As the ministers met, officials were struggling to make the numbers add up. EU sources said they had to cut a further 6 billion euros, via various means, to make the financing work, and private investors might have to...
  • UK suspect in Iran missile plot to be sent to US [Christopher Tappin]

    02/16/2012 4:29:59 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies
    AP via YNET NEWS.com ^ | 02.13.12, 14:08 / Israel News | n/a
    A retired British businessman accused of plotting to sell missile components to Iran will be extradited to the United States, his lawyer said Monday.
  • First private, door-to-door euthanasia service opens in Netherlands

    02/08/2012 1:20:49 PM PST · by wagglebee · 33 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/8/12 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    February 8, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Netherlands Right-to-Die Association (NVVE) has announced that it will soon fulfill a promise made last year to open a private euthanasia “clinic” that offers door-to-door service, for people who can’t convince their regular doctor to kill them. According to reports in the Spanish and Portuguese-language press, the clinic will serve clients who wish to end their lives, but have been refused help from doctors for “ethical” reasons. A report by Radio Netherlands says that the organization has mentioned patients who are “in the early stages of dementia and those suffering from chronic psychiatric problems.”...
  • Dutch celebrate a decade of euthanasia with a film festival

    02/07/2012 4:19:25 PM PST · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    BioEdge ^ | 2/6/12 | Michael Cook
    The world’s first euthanasia film festival is being held in Amsterdam, sponsored by the Dutch Right to Die lobby (NVVE). This week, from February 6 to 12 is a "Week of Euthanasia" in the Netherlands, a celebration of a decade of euthanasia and assisted suicide. They were legalised on April 1, 2002. More than 35 old and new films and documentaries, from all over the world, from Hollywood to Bollywood are to be screened. They include Million Dollar Baby, Mar Adentro, The Barabarian Invasions, Las Buenas Hierbas, Igby goes down, Whose Life is it Anyway? and The Suicide Tourist. There...
  • Muslims Declare Jihad on Dogs in Europe

    01/31/2012 7:19:50 AM PST · by bayouranger · 153 replies
    stonegateinstitute.org ^ | 1-31-12 | Soeren Kern
    A Dutch Muslim politician has called for a ban on dogs in The Hague, the third-largest city in the Netherlands. Islamic legal tradition holds that dogs are "unclean" animals, and some say the call to ban them in Holland and elsewhere represents an attempted encroachment of Islamic Sharia law in Europe. This latest canine controversy -- which the Dutch public has greeted with a mix of amusement and outrage -- follows dozens of other Muslim-vs-dog-related incidents in Europe. Critics say it reflects the growing assertiveness of Muslims in Europe as they attempt to impose Islamic legal and religious norms on...
  • Dutch queen clashes with anti-Muslim party after she wears headscarf on visit to Oman mosque

    01/19/2012 1:00:46 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/19/2012 | John Hutchinson
    Dutch Queen Beatrix took on the fiery leader of her country's anti-Muslim party today by dismissing as 'nonsense' his criticism of her decision to wear a headscarf during a recent visit to a mosque. The queen made her unusually forthright comment to Dutch reporters covering her state visit this week to the United Arab Emirates and Oman, National broadcaster NOS reported. Her comments were not recorded, but Beatrix told reporters she wore the headscarf in the UAE on Sunday, and again on a visit to an Oman mosque today to show religious respect The popular monarch was responding to questions...
  • Big oil and gas finds in northern Europe

    01/12/2012 12:40:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Published 10 January 2012 | Updated 11 January 2012 | (EurActiv.com with Reuters)
    Norway’s Statoil has made a second big oil discovery in the Barents Sea in less than a year and predicted more discoveries to come in the region. The new oil find, called Havis, may hold between 200 million and 300 million barrels of oil equivalent (BOE). The new find combined with the previous and nearby discovery, Skrugard, could provide between 400 million and 600 million BOE, Statoil said yesterday (9 January). "This is extremely positive," said John Olaisen, an analyst at the Carnegie investment banking firm in Oslo. "This is an important strategic asset in a new oil region, so...
  • High-speed rail: A £250m lesson for Britain's rail enthusiasts

    01/09/2012 3:21:10 AM PST · by BfloGuy · 30 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/7/2012 | Andrew Gilligan
    As the Government prepares to give the go-ahead to its hugely controversial high-speed train project, its closest equivalent in Europe has had to be saved from bankruptcy with a £250 million government bailout. The new “Fyra” high-speed service in the Netherlands — opened just two years ago — is close to financial collapse with passengers shunning its premium fares and trains running up to 85 per cent empty. The line, between Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Breda, cost taxpayers more than £7 billion to build but is losing £320,000 a day amid disastrous levels of patronage. A Dutch passenger pressure group, Voor...
  • Netherlands defends border control project

    01/03/2012 11:27:56 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 2011.01.03 @ 09:30 | Andrew Rettman
    The Dutch interior ministry has said new cameras for screening people who enter the country by car will not violate EU laws on free movement or privacy. In what looks like a fresh attack on the Schengen passport-free travel agreement, the pilot scheme—entitled "@migo-Boras"—is to see €19 million worth of cameras installed on 15 major highways from Belgium and Germany and in some police cars between February and April. … Dutch interior minister Gerd Leers said in a written statement in December the system "falls within the existing rules for border control and privacy." He added: "The cameras will not...
  • Netherlands party challenges Turkey’s NATO membership

    12/28/2011 7:02:40 AM PST · by bayouranger · 7 replies
    JPost ^ | 12-26-11 | BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
    Ankara accused of ‘abandoning’ Israel and France by Dutch Freedom Party. BERLIN – The Dutch Freedom Party, the Netherlands’s third largest political party, urged the Foreign Affairs and Defense Ministries last week to reconsider Turkey’s continued membership in NATO. Geert Wilders, head of the party, and its Mideast expert, deputy Wim Kortenoeven, accused Turkey of abandoning its allies – Israel earlier this year, and now France. Turkey severed diplomatic and military ties with France last week, over the French parliamentary resolution on the current Turkish government’s reaction to the Ottoman Empire’s massacre of Christian Armenians in 1915. The empire preceded...
  • Netherlands backpedaling on anti-smoking campaign (tobacco - government has "gone too far...")

    12/18/2011 10:25:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Press Herald ^ | 12/15/11
    Netherlands backpedaling on anti-smoking campaignThe Associated Press December 15 AMSTERDAM - It's getting surprisingly easy to light up in the Netherlands these days - cigarettes, that is. **SNIP** "There's no other country that's taking these backward steps," said Lies Van Gennip, director of the national tobacco control center, slated to be closed in 2013. "I'm ashamed of what's happening here." At a press briefing on Wednesday, several Dutch politicians and experts blasted the government for backtracking on tobacco control policies. Opposition lawmaker Renske Leijten of the Socialist Party said Health Minister Edith Schippers was making the wrong decision to cut...
  • Talk of 'nuclear default' sums up Left's anger at EU dictates

    12/15/2011 3:56:08 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/15/2011 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Tempers are fraying in austerity-racked Portugal. A top socialist politician was taped at a party dinner calling for diplomatic warfare against the EU's northern powers and issuing threats of debt default. "We have an atomic bomb that we can use in the face of the Germans and the French: this atomic bomb is simply that we won't pay," said Pedro Nuno Santos, vice-president of the Socialist Party in the parliament. "Debt is our only weapon and we must use it to impose better conditions, because recession itself is what is stopping us complying with the (EU-IMF Troika) accord. We should...
  • THE OFFICE OF PROPHET is about to return to the church body WORLDWIDE !

    12/13/2011 11:51:34 AM PST · by Jedediah · 190 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 12-11-11 | Jedediah
    THE OFFICE OF PROPHET IS ABOUT TO RETURN TO THE CHURCH BODY WORLDWIDE ! The Office of Prophet is about to return , This is not from a person but from a yearn , From the calling of many for my voice to speak out , True guidance directly into My House , For many confusion has been the stage , But now I will speak both in grace and in rage , For judgement is here in My house , Holiness received and strange fire cast out , The true and faithful shall remain and be renewed , But...
  • You "ARE" MY House of Prayer

    12/03/2011 6:30:00 PM PST · by Jedediah · 15 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 12-3-11 | Jedediah
    Situations may be precarious at times but truly this is merely a lack of prayer as preparation for you are my houses of preparation of my will. So know my will by the preparation of your hearts before me for I AM The LIGHT of your path and way in Me ! John 1:4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. John 8:12 New International Version (NIV) Dispute Over Jesus’ Testimony 12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk...
  • Peter van Uhm: Guns for World Peace (Video)

    12/01/2011 8:11:20 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 2 replies
    TEDxTalks ^ | Nov 25, 2011 | TEDxTalks
    A rather interesting speech by the Dutch Chief of Defense, Peter van Uhm, on the role of firearms, military force, and constitutional government in creating a more peaceful world. Quite a bit of what he said is open to interpretation, and could be seen as supporting different viewpoints, but in any event, I thought it was still a fascinating speech, and certainly worth watching. And yes, it's in English.
  • I AM your Kingdom Walk and Existence \o/

    11/23/2011 1:35:44 PM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 11-23-11 | Jedediah
    Ordinary measures are not warranted anymore for I have overcome for you and in Me you reside in the heavenlies. So cast off your flesh when it distracts you from My Will of virtue and Righteousness and "Remain" in "MY" Loyalty for I AM all you need to KNOW! John 15:9 (AMP) 9I have loved you, [just] as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love [[a]continue in His love with Me]. Acts 17:28 28For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his...
  • Seattle Mariners' Greg Halman murdered in the Netherlands

    11/21/2011 7:27:45 AM PST · by Keltik · 12 replies
    CBSnews.com ^ | 11-21-11
    ROTTERDAM, Netherlands - Seattle Mariners outfielder Greg Halman has been stabbed to death and his brother has been arrested as a suspect, according to Dutch police. Rotterdam Police spokeswoman Patricia Wessels says police were called to a home in the Dutch port city early Monday morning and found Halman bleeding from a stab wound. The officers attempted unsuccessfully to resuscitate the 24-year-old major league baseball player. Wessels says the officers arrested Halman's 22-year-old brother. She declined to give his name, in line with Dutch privacy rules. Fox News reports that the brother's name is Jason. Wessels said the brother was...
  • LISTEN TO "MY" SPIRIT ROAR FOR YOU \o/\o/\o/ ! ! !

    11/18/2011 5:40:51 PM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 11-18-11 | Jedediah
    LISTEN TO "MY" SPIRIT ROAR FOR YOU \o/\o/\o/ ! ! ! Listen to "MY" spirit roar for you my children to do and to walk in MY fullness and not your own for it is in MY righteousness you are saved and walk even now . So go in MY all for you and Listen to the whisper of "MY" spirit for soon it shall become a roar as it did for Daniel in the lions den and I shall quench all the firery darts of the enemy for you as well , for you are MY CHOSEN called and...
  • 17th century shipwreck found off Swedish coast

    11/17/2011 6:59:33 AM PST · by decimon · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 16, 2011 | Malin Rising
    STOCKHOLM (AP) — A shipwreck discovered in the murky waters of the Baltic Sea is believed to be a legendary 17th century warship whose captain went down with it in battle rather than surrender to the enemy. Deep Sea Productions, an underwater research team, said Wednesday it believes the 25-meter (82-feet) wooden wreck it found off the island of Oland this summer is the ship Svardet, which sank when Sweden was defeated by a Danish-Dutch fleet in a 1676 naval battle. Malcolm Dixelius, a member of the research team, said that wood samples show the wreck is from the 17th...