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  • German Interior Minister ‘Fully in Tune’ with Italy’s Salvini on Migration, Rows with Merkel

    06/13/2018 11:15:22 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 8 replies
    Breitbart UK ^ | 12 Jun 2018 | Liam Deacon
    German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has invited Italian populist leader Matteo Salvini to Berlin in order to discuss Europe’s border crisis. The pair has already spoken on the phone and are in “full harmony” on migration and security policies, according to a statement from the Italian Interior Ministry. Mr Seehofer is the leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU) party of Bavaria, which has pushed for a cap on asylum seeker numbers and disagrees with ruling coalition partner Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) on the issue. Mr Salvini serves as Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister...
  • Austria Police, Army to Stage Border Defence War Games as Balkans Warn 80,000 Migrants Headed North

    06/13/2018 7:51:02 AM PDT · by BBell · 25 replies ^ | 6/13/18 | Virginia Hale
    Austrian troops will carry out exercises preparing the nation’s border defence against a migration influx later this month after Balkans police warned 80,000 third-world migrants are heading towards Western Europe. With up to 1,000 police officers, soldiers, and riot police set to take part in June, the drill will be Austria’s largest ever border patrol exercise, according to Kronen Zeitung, Austria’s best-selling newspaper. The announcement came following a security conference in Slovenia at which police chiefs from countries along the Balkans migration routes warned they had seen a significant upsurge in the number of border crossings. Speaking after the conference,...
  • Forgotten corner of Europe brought back to life thanks to artificial intelligence

    06/07/2018 7:08:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies ^ | June 7, 2018 | University of Bristol
    18th century map of the Inner Austrian districts of Görz and Trieste created between 1789 and 1797. Credit: University of Bristol ====================================================================== A lost world in a former empire in Europe has been brought to life thanks to University of Bristol researchers who used artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to analyse 47,000 multilingual pages from newspapers dating back to 1873. The study, published in Historical Methods, aimed to discover whether historical changes could be detected from the collective content of local newspapers from the Princely County of Gorizia and Gradisca. The findings reveal a series of political and cultural events...
  • EU will 'dig its own grave' if it tries to punish Italy over new anti-Europe coalition(tr)

    06/04/2018 9:20:03 AM PDT · by BBell · 29 replies ^ | 6/4/18 | JULIAN ROBINSON
    EU will 'dig its own grave' if it tries to punish Italy over new anti-Europe coalition, warns US billionaire George Soros as he calls for compensation for the country's influx of migrants US financier said Italy's situation 'unfair and also financially very burdensome' Sicily is one of the main landing points for refugees crossing the Med to Europe Soros said rise of Italy's right wing League party partly due to Europe's 'flawed' migration policiesBillionaire philanthropist George Soros has urged the EU to compensate Italy for its influx of migrants. The Hungarian-born US financier said the recent rise of Italy's right...
  • Anti-immigration party wins Slovenia elections

    06/03/2018 7:22:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | June 3, 2018
    The anti-immigrant SDS party of veteran right-wing leader Janez Jansa won Slovenia's parliamentary election, but now faces a difficult task in courting a coalition partner to govern. The centre-right Slovenian Democratic Party secured 25 percent of the vote, the State Election Commission said late on Sunday. The anti-establishment LMS party of comedian-turned-politician Marjan Sarec had 12 percent, followed by the centre-left Social Democrats with 10 percent, and the SMC party of outgoing Prime Minister Miro Cerar at 9 percent. The results mean a coalition government will have to be formed because no party achieved a majority....
  • Exit poll: Anti-immigrant SDS party leads in Slovenia election

    06/03/2018 11:49:52 AM PDT · by BBell · 18 replies
    Slovenia was a key transit point during the European refugee crisis with about half a million passing through in 2015.The SDS party of veteran right-wing leader Janez Jansa is leading in Slovenia's parliamentary election, according to an exit poll published after voting ended on Sunday. The exit poll for public television gave Jansa's SDS 24.4 percent with the "anti-system" party of comedian-turned-politician Marjan Sarec coming second on 12.6 percent. If confirmed in official results, the results mean a coalition government likely will have to be formed. Preliminary results will be issued by the State Election Commission later on Sunday. Jansa...
  • Anti-immigration party set to gain most votes in Slovenia

    06/02/2018 7:46:06 PM PDT · by BBell · 13 replies ^ | 6/2/18 | Philip Andrew Churm
    The anti-immigrant Slovenian Democratic Party looks set to win the most votes in Sunday’s election in the country. Led by Janez Janša, it has seen an increase in support since nearly half a million migrants crossed Slovenia to Western Europe two years ago. He is competing against Miro Cerar of the centre-left Modern Centre Party, who was prime minister from 2014 until March this year and Marjan Šarec, an independent candidate who was elected Mayor of Kamnik in 2014. Political analysts such as Miha Kovac suggest that Janša has employed tactics from other world leaders. "This election campaign was actually...
  • Journalist Goes To Melania’s Hometown For Some Reason, Discovers That People Like Her

    05/24/2018 9:21:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 24, 2018 | Justin Caruso
    Vendela Vida, a writer for The New Yorker, traveled to First Lady Melania Trump’s hometown in Slovenia for some reason, and discovered an extremely juicy piece of news–people generally seem like her there. The article, titled, “Searching for Melania Trump’s Childhood Home,” follows the story of Vida traveling around Europe with her family. Vida makes it to Sevnica, Slovenia, the town in Eastern Europe where the future first lady was born. The writer peppers her piece with small put-downs of the country, pointing out the fact that some shops were closed and a waitress at a restaurant didn’t know whether...
  • Syria bombs Palestinian refugee camp 220 times, and nobody

    04/27/2018 9:32:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/27/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    The media and political elites who pose as defenders of the poor beleaguered Palestinians don't care about them at all.  They are merely pawns in an effort to rid the world of Jews, starting with the half of world Jewry living in the historic homeland of Jews, Israel.  This has been proven beyond a doubt by the reaction – really a lack of any reaction – to Syria's bombing of a large Palestinian settlement, in the course of that nation's civil war and ongoing ethnic cleansing of Sunni Muslims, who stand in the way of Iran's effort to establish a Shia...
  • Melania Trump tourism: First lady's hometown Sevnica lures visitors

    05/09/2018 2:11:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    CNN Travel ^ | May 9, 2018 | John Malathronas
    It may have brightly painted walls and leafy gardens, but Savo Kladnik Elementary School is unlikely to be on anyone's must-visit travel list. Or at least that was the case until November 2016, when a certain former pupil -- Melania Trump -- was revealed as the next first lady of the United States. Now Savo Kladnik, named after a political activist slain in World War II, is one of the key stops on a tour of the Slovenian town of Sevnica where the third Mrs. Trump spent her formative years. While the rest of Slovenia has been somewhat slow to...
  • US moves to strip citizenship from war criminals [Bosnian Muslims: Rasena Handanovic, Edin Dzeko]

    04/04/2018 9:19:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 4, 2018 6:36 PM EDT | Tom James
    Federal authorities on Wednesday began legal proceedings to strip U.S. citizenship from two Bosnians, including one living in Oregon, for war crimes including executing civilians during that country’s civil war in the 1990s. The move by the U.S. Justice Department comes years after Rasema Handanovic and Edin Dzeko were extradited and later convicted by courts in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2011. After serving her sentence, Handanovic returned to Beaverton, Oregon, according to a statement from the Justice department, while Dzeko has not yet been released by Bosnian authorities. The department filed denaturalization lawsuits against the pair in federal courts in...
  • Persevere[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/02/2018 9:27:41 AM PST · by Jedediah
    Perseverance is The blood , sweat and tears of the persecuted for My names sake but be reassured that all of Heaven is with you in all you do and say by My spirit and for My glory . 1 Corinthians 9:24 24Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let...
  • Report: Slovenia to recognize 'Palestine'

    01/21/2018 9:45:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 01/22/18 06:08 | Elad Benari
    Slovenia is expected to recognize the “state of Palestine” in the coming weeks in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, senior officials in Jerusalem told Israel’s Channel 10 News on Sunday. According to those officials, three other European countries are considering the same move. About a week ago, according to the report, the Slovenian government convened to promote the recognition of “Palestine” as a state, and the Slovenian government passed the issue to parliament, which is the body authorized to recognize other countries. On January 31, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Slovenian Parliament...
  • AP Sees Resistance in Melania Trump’s Choice of Clothes

    01/15/2018 3:58:22 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 68 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1-15-18 | Conor Beck
    First Lady Melania Trump's fashion choices are "not America First," according to the Associated Press.A Monday article addressing the first lady's wardrobe declared "Melania Trump's style evokes Europe roots, not America First." AP reporter Thomas Admason credited Trump, who grew up in Slovenia before moving to Paris in the 1990s, for staying "true to her roots," and being "unafraid to go against her husband's ‘America First' agenda." Admason described the first lady's fashion choices as "keeping with the expensive personal taste she’s acquired since marrying Trump in 2005." The article goes on to assume her choice to wear designer clothes...
  • First Lady Melania Trump Adds to Record Tourism in Her Native Slovenia

    12/23/2017 8:38:09 AM PST · by simpson96 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/20/2017 | Penny star
    The Economic Development Minister in First Lady Melania Trump’s native Slovenia held a press conference on Tuesday to tell reporters the good news about increasing tourism in the Eastern European nation. Zdravko Pocivalsek said 2017 would be the fourth record year in a row for Slovenian tourism after revenues from foreign tourists reached some 2.3 billion euros ($2.71 billion) last year, Reuters reported. Although the increase is not solely tied to the first lady, Pocivalsek said Slovenia received a lot of international attention after the 2016 election of President Donald Trump, including because of its native daughter taking up residence...
  • Three Seas, One Aim: Preserving Liberty

    12/22/2017 9:28:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | December 23, 2017 | Ed Feulner
    Nearly 30 years ago, the people of Eastern Europe were freed from the yoke of communism. Their liberation is a reminder that the Cold War didn’t just end -- it was won. And it was won because the ideas espoused by leaders such as Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and Pope John Paul II were far stronger than any army the Soviet Union could ever field. But eternal vigilance, as the saying goes, is the price of liberty. Freedom that is won can, through neglect, become freedom lost. Which is why, since the lifting of the Iron Curtain, America has...

    12/21/2017 4:45:34 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 57 replies
    newsweak ^ | 12/21/17 | Newsweak
    While First Lady Melania Trump may want to visit "a desert island" for the holidays, her popularity may be inspiring others to flock to her native country, Slovenia. Slovenia reported a 9 percent hike in tourism revenue this year, Reuters reported, with a 23.4 percent increase in tourists from the United States. The first lady was even more popular among Americans than her husband, President Donald Trump, according to a December Gallup poll. Tourists may be exploring the central European country but Melania Trump would rather escape on a tropical vacation. On December 8, she paid a visit to the...
  • The secret beauty of Melania Trump’s homeland (pictures)

    10/24/2017 4:20:49 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/23/2017 | Zachary Kussin
    Melania Trump’s home country of Slovenia — a small Central European nation that declared independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, which marked the beginning of the region’s devastating wars — has made headlines since her husband was elected. But as a recent visit reveals, there’s more to this picturesque part of the world than the first lady’s stateside celebrity status. (Funny enough, the Slovenians we met didn’t bring her up in conversation at all.) With its natural wonders, incredible array of food, active local wine industry and new hotels, Slovenia lures folks interested in exploring a corner of Europe that’s refreshingly...
  • Slovenia’s Side of Melania’s Story: How the First Lady’s Upbringing in Communist Eastern Europe(tr)

    07/21/2017 4:48:51 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Jul 2017 | Penny Starr
    SEVNICA, Slovenia — It’s a short book, just 42 pages and some filled with photographs. But it goes a long way in explaining the facts about the strong, proud people who carved a small but free nation out of the former Communist Yugoslavia and produced one of the most famous women in the world: Melania Trump. Author Sandi Gorisek doesn’t consider himself a writer, although he admits he is fond of dreaming up fairy tales to share with children. “I’m a storyteller,” says Gorisek, who makes a living as a mechanical engineer in a town just a few miles away...
  • Let Them Eat [Melania] Cake: Slovenians Celebrate Trump Presidency, "Maybe He Can Change the World"

    07/16/2017 8:22:37 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Jul 2017 | Penny Starr
    SEVNICA, Slovenia—On Jan. 20, 2017 the nation’s attention was fixed on the west balcony of the Capitol building in Washington, where President-elect Donald J. Trump and soon-to-be First Lady Melania Trump were about to arrive for the 45th swearing-in of a U.S. president. But lots of eyes were also fixed on the presidential inauguration thousands of miles away where some 125 guests and a dozen or so journalists from around the globe gathered around a big screen TV to watch the historic event unfold from their seats in Sevnica, Slovenia, Melania’s hometown. The scene that took place in the grand...