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  • Germans want cooler relations with USA

    09/11/2014 3:33:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 10 Sep 2014 15:32 GMT+02:00 | Tom Bristow
    Germans want more independence from the United States in security and diplomacy affairs, according to a major survey released on Wednesday, which showed negative attitudes towards the USA have hardened. The study from the German Marshall Fund (GMF) think-tank showed for the first time in the history of the survey that a majority of Germans wanted their country to take a more independent approach from the United States in security and diplomacy. According to the 13th Transatlantic Trends survey, 57 percent opted for a more independent approach, up from 17 percent in 2013. Just 19 percent of Germans said they...
  • Budget £149 London to New York flight starts

    07/03/2014 9:37:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12:27PM BST 03 Jul 2014 | Natalie Paris
    Norwegian is running direct, low-cost routes on a new Dreamliner plane between Gatwick, New York, Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale. As with other budget flights, seat reservations, checked-in luggage and food will cost extra. The carrier suggests the flights will help spark competition between airlines—Ryanair and easyJet have both previously talked about going transatlantic—and perhaps even start a price war, but the launch has not been without hitch. Norwegian encountered fierce opposition in America over the proposition, with several US airlines, unions and the Airline Pilots Organization (ALPA) teaming up to run a media campaign over the last few months,...
  • Closing the European Trade Barrier Gaps

    05/07/2014 6:55:20 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 1 replies
    Supply Chain 24/7 ^ | 7 May 2014 | Patrick Burnson
    As the EU slowly recovers from its economic doldrums, member nations vie for U.S. investment and logistical services while shippers increase their willingness to enlarge operations on the continent. With $1 trillion in trade taking place between the U.S. and the 27 nations comprising the European Union (EU), the potential impact of a new transatlantic trade pact is truly significant. The combined population of 800 million generates almost half of the world’s gross domestic product and represents 40 percent of global trade. But while negotiators for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) have yet to iron out a deal,...
  • (Vanity) Thoughts on A Music Video

    11/19/2013 8:41:21 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 40 replies
    grey_whiskers ^ | 11-19-2013 | grey_whiskers
    Recently, I was watching an excellent concert video of the band Transatlantic playing their album The Whirlwind live in London. Neal Morse (formerly of Spock's Beard) had become a Christian -- I don't know whether any of the other band members were -- and the songs had a decidedly Christian overtone. Now the interesting thing I found, is not the Christian messages inherent in the songs; not of themselves. Rather, I found it interesting in that it differed from most contemporary Christian music in that it didn't suck. As Danny Glover said in the movie Angels in the Outfield, "There's...
  • EU Issues Stern Warning to Obama: Transatlantic Relationship IS NOT Working

    07/15/2010 9:16:08 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 15, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Jose Manuel Borroso -the EU's most senior official and a liberal, socialist-statist himself- came down hard on the Obama Administration yesterday for completely botching relations with a continent that was taking turns licking his rear and handing him awards just a year ago: ____________________________________________ Europe’s disappointment with Barack Obama’s presidency is laid bare today as the EU’s most senior figure calls for a dramatic effort to revive transatlantic relations. The President of the European Commission told The Times that the new era at the White House was in danger of becoming a “missed opportunity” for Europe. José Manuel Barroso said...
  • Three Britons convicted of plot to blow up planes

    09/07/2009 7:09:43 PM PDT · by thecodont · 22 replies · 1,505+ views
    Los Angeles Times / latimes.com ^ | September 8, 2009 | By Henry Chu and Sebastian Rotella
    Reporting from Washington and London - Three young Britons were declared guilty Monday in a London court of planning to blow up transatlantic planes in a spectacularly scaled, Al Qaeda terrorist plot that could have killed thousands of people. A jury in Woolwich Crown Court convicted Abdulla Ahmed Ali, 28, Tanvir Hussain, 28, and Assad Sarwar, 29, of conspiring to murder by setting off liquid bombs smuggled aboard seven North America-bound airliners in sports-drink bottles. Police have said their plan was possibly days from fruition when the men were arrested in August 2006 amid the biggest counter-terrorism investigation in British...
  • Sewage flows down aisles of trans-Atlantic flight

    06/20/2007 8:44:21 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 79 replies · 2,686+ views
    King5.com ^ | 19 June 2007 | Ray Lane
    on a Continental Airlines flight had to hold their noses for hours as sewage overflowed from toilets while they were high over the Atlantic. "To be blatantly honest, I was more nervous than I had ever been on a flight," said Collin Brock. The University Place man was on board Continental Airlines flight 1970 from Amsterdam to Newark, New Jersey last week when things went bad. "I've never felt so offended in all my life. I felt like i had been physically abused and neglected. I was forced to sit next to human excrement for seven hours," said Brock.
  • TB-Infected American Takes Flights: Feds Worry Others Were Infected

    05/29/2007 11:45:37 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 155 replies · 3,569+ views
    KFOX ^ | 5/29/2007 | n/a
    A man with a rare and dangerous form of tuberculosis may have spread the disease to passengers and crew on two trans-Atlantic flights earlier this month, federal health officials said Tuesday. Centers for Disease Control officials on Tuesday released information about the passenger, and called for people on the same flights to get checked for the infection. The infected patient traveled on two trans-Atlantic air flights and in doing so, may have exposed passengers and crew to the infection. The patient flew from Atlanta to Paris on May 12, arriving on May 13, on Air France Flight 385. He returned...
  • Airline Bomb Plot: FR Thread Roundup

    08/12/2006 2:21:32 AM PDT · by Rte66 · 59 replies · 1,987+ views
    FReeRepublic ^ | 8/9-8/12/2006 | All of FR
    This is a compilation reference thread with links to all stories and topics posted on FRee Republic since Wednesday night, 8/9/2006, through today, Saturday, 8/12/2006 concerning the failed bomb plot discovered and quashed by authorities in London, directed towards airline flights from the UK to the US.
  • Welsh muslims say aircraft bomb plot 'a fake'

    08/13/2006 11:58:40 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 43 replies · 996+ views
    IC Wales ^ | 8/13/06
    YOUNG Welsh Muslims have accused the Government of master-minding this week's plot to blow up transatlantic jets mid-air to justify Tony Blair's war on terror. Some followers of Islam have claimed the arrest of more than 20 people on suspicion of scheming to kill thousands of passengers travelling to America using liquid explosives is designed to bolster the Prime Minister's flagging credibility over the Iraq and Lebanon-Israel crises. Speaking to Wales On Sunday last night, members of the Cathays Dar-ul-Isra Muslim Community Centre in Cardiff said it was a ploy to reinforce Mr Blair's alliance with US President George W...
  • INTERVIEW - Why American Conservatives Love Merkel

    01/13/2006 5:09:29 AM PST · by Atlantic Bridge · 25 replies · 432+ views
    DER SPIEGEL ^ | January 12, 2006 | Interview with Gary Schmitt
    In an interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE, Gary Schmitt of the conservative American Enterprise Institute discusses Angela Merkel's popularity among the American right. Just having a leader the Bush administration respects, he says, will help improve relations. Ex-chancellor Schröder, on the other hand, was "running things out of his back pocket."
  • US-EU reach tentative deal on "open skies" pact

    11/18/2005 5:12:28 PM PST · by cope85 · 3 replies · 349+ views
    news.yahoo.com/ ^ | 11/18/05 | Jeff Mason and John Crawley
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and the European Union reached a tentative deal on Friday to dramatically expand aviation service and boost competition on both sides of the Atlantic. Negotiators made substantial progress in the State Department-led talks this week on the breakthrough agreement, which must be reviewed by EU transport ministers, who will meet next month. Europe is conditioning approval on a crucial side issue -- the U.S. proposal to ease some limits on foreign investment in American carriers. European negotiators first want to ensure the Transportation Department plan is finalized and that it would facilitate greater investment...
  • Canadian Task Force 'JTF2' to hunt al-Qaeda in Afghanistan

    07/18/2005 5:34:43 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 15 replies · 2,098+ views
    The Globe & Mail ^ | Friday, July 15, 2005 | DANIEL LEBLANC
    OTTAWA -- Canada's elite JTF2 soldiers are heading to Afghanistan as part of a 2,000-troop deployment that will target the "detestable murderers and scumbags" behind the rise in international terrorism, General Rick Hillier said yesterday. In a blunt briefing that signalled a new aggressiveness at the top of the Canadian Forces, the Chief of the Defence Staff said the impending operations are risky but necessary in light of last week's bombings in the British public-transit system. "The London attack actually tells us once more: We can't let up," Gen. Hillier told reporters. He said terrorists are ready to target Canada...
  • What America Can Do for Europe

    06/13/2005 11:11:46 AM PDT · by lizol · 7 replies · 357+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 06/20/2005 | Gerard Baker
    What America Can Do for Europe From the June 20, 2005 issue: Now is time for a much needed reflection in Washington about the transatlantic relationship. by Gerard Baker, for the Editors 06/20/2005, Volume 010, Issue 38 AS THE DUST SETTLES after the explosive referenda at the heart of the European Union, interested parties from all sides are peering nervously into the crater, trying to figure out what remains of the European "project." E.U. heads of government will meet next weekend to map an immediate route out of the debris. In the Brussels bunker, of course, the familiar instinct has...
  • Trans-Atlantic Conspiracy Theory Du Jour

    04/11/2005 2:27:55 PM PDT · by lizol · 17 replies · 1,154+ views
    Der Spiegel ^ | April 11, 2005
    Trans-Atlantic Conspiracy Theory Du Jour Germany's highest ranking female member of parliament has a new theory: the US government set the Catholic pedophilia scandal in motion because it wanted to weaken an already frail pope. That's also why it made Poland its chief partner in the Iraq war: to make the Vatican look bad. Yeah right. She may not be the country's most powerful politician, but as the vice-president of the Bundestag, Germany's parliament, Antje Vollmer of the Green Party is one of its highest-ranking women in political office. When she talks, people listen. But last week we were a...
  • What trans-Atlantic crisis?

    02/26/2005 12:00:53 AM PST · by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit · 20 replies · 512+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | Thursday, February 24, 2005 | Mohammed Ayoob
    U.S. & Europe, Inc. EAST LANSING, Michigan The main purpose behind President George W. Bush's visit to Europe is said to be mending fences with European allies. Beyond the waxing and waning of rhetoric, however, the health of the alliance was never in doubt. Alarmist analyses about the health of the trans-Atlantic alliance, so popular in the wake of the Iraq war, underestimated the ties that bind the affluent, industrialized, and powerful countries of the global North. They failed to recognize - or deliberately ignored - the common grand design that underpins the North Atlantic "Concert," the major industrialized democracies...
  • EU Constitution a threat to America?

    02/22/2005 10:42:20 AM PST · by Righty_McRight · 34 replies · 880+ views
    National Review Online ^ | February 22, 2005, 7:45 a.m | Andrew Stuttaford
    The constitution paves the way for the transfer of increasing amounts of defense and diplomatic activity from Europe's national capitals to Brussels. Article 1-16 commits all member states to a "common foreign and security policy." "Member states" are required to "actively and unreservedly support the Union's common foreign and security policy in a spirit of loyalty and mutual solidarity and shall comply with the Union's actions in this area. They shall refrain from action contrary to the Union's interests or likely to impair its effectiveness." In a recent radio interview, Spanish prime minister Jose Zapatero explained how this might work:...
  • American Wins Trans-Atlantic Pancake Race

    02/08/2005 10:19:35 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 373+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/8/05 | AP
    LIBERAL, Kan. - Jill Wettstein won the American leg of a trans-Atlantic pancake race Tuesday in a time just fast enough to edge out the winning English runner, giving the United States its seventh straight victory. Wettstein, 25, finished the 415-yard run in 67.38 seconds. Earlier, British winner Andrea Rawlings ran the course at Olney, England, 50 miles northwest of London, in 69 seconds. Wettstein, a medical technologist who runs every day and lifts weights, finished third at Liberal last year. Cheri Bevis, the winner in Liberal the last two years, didn't compete this year. A year ago she finished...
  • Paris Speech by Secretary Of State Condoleezza Rice (full text)

    02/08/2005 12:13:11 PM PST · by OESY · 28 replies · 1,448+ views
    U.S. Department of State ^ | February 8, 2005 | Condoleezza Rice
    < Remarks at The Institut d'Etudes Politiques - Science Politique Paris Secretary Condoleezza Rice Paris, France February 8, 2005 (11:00 a.m. EST) SECRETARY RICE: Thank you very, very much. Thank you for those warm and welcoming words. And let me also thank the people of France for being such perfect hosts. I've just arrived. I wish I could stay longer. But it's such a wonderful city; it's wonderful to be here. I look forward to my discussions here with President Chirac, with Foreign Minister Barnier and with others. And -- as a pianist -- tomorrow I look forward to visiting...
  • Strains with EU remain whoever wins White House

    10/25/2004 7:52:04 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 6 replies · 382+ views
    Financial Times ^ | October 26, 2004 | Daniel Dombey
    George W. Bush's admin-istration has left a mark of its own on transatlantic relations. On that many US and European officials agree. The Iraq war, Donald Rumsfeld's provocative talk of "old" and "new" Europe and fights over US steel tariffs and subsidies for Europe's Airbus have all commanded headlines and strained the most successful alliance in history. But, no matter who wins next week's US presidential election, on many important issues basic differences are likely to remain. Many US priorities concern traditional power politics, while the European Union often seems to be groping after a more rule-governed world. US officials...
  • Bruton bound for Washington as first EU ambassador

    09/08/2004 12:55:35 PM PDT · by Irish_Thatcherite · 7 replies · 167+ views
    Irish Indendent (registration necessary) ^ | Wed, 9-8-04 | Conor Sweeney, European Editor
    FORMER Taoiseach John Bruton will today be confirmed as the EU's first Ambassador to Washington. The appointment will result in a by-election in Meath. Following months of speculation, Mr Bruton will get the go-ahead at today's meeting of the 25-strong Commission, barring any unforeseen delays. It is the first time a politician has been parachuted into such a senior EU posting abroad. The decision to headhunt the former Fine Gael leader was led by the External Relations Commissioner, Chris Patten. He strongly supported calls by Ireland and other countries that to rebuild relations with the US a high profile political...
  • Ancient Vessel Traces Voyages Of The Past

    06/13/2002 2:31:03 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 2,402+ views
    Cyprus Mail ^ | 6-13-2002
    Ancient vessel retraces voyages of the past By Stefanos Evripidou IT LOOKS like a tree house stuck on a bamboo banana. In reality it's the incarnation of a pre-Pharaonic reed boat, designed and built to unravel the mysteries of prehistoric navigation. The Abora II drifted in to Larnaca marina yesterday. Weighing in at six- tonnes, the vessel is a totra-reed boat. It is 11.5 metres long, 3.5 metres wide and 1.5 metres deep. The man responsible for building the huge boat is Dominique Goerlitz, a biology teacher at a school in Germany. As a student, Goerlitz was fascinated by the...
  • Terms of Estrangement (Special NBC report on european relations)

    01/25/2004 8:09:51 PM PST · by pcx99 · 4 replies · 144+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Spcial Feature
    MSNBC is hosting a special section detailing the state of the trans-atlantic relationship with Europe. You might want to keep in mind that MSNBC's politics are decidely left (as their association with Slate and Newsweek clearly show) so a few grains of salt will be needed to work through to any useful information. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4018464/
  • Concorde: Final touchdown

    05/30/2003 2:09:25 PM PDT · by Hal1950 · 37 replies · 423+ views
    News24 ^ | 30 May 2003
    New York - An Air France Concorde jet landed at New York's John F Kennedy International Airport for the last time on Friday morning. The jet landed at 08:10 (1210 GMT). The French Concorde will make its final flight on Saturday, after 27 years under the Air France banner, as it speeds across the skies from New York's John F Kennedy airport to Paris. Flight AF001 takes off at 08:00 (1200 GMT) on Saturday, landing a mere three hours and 45 minutes later at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. The Concordes flown by British Airways - which has a...
  • Model-Airplane Buffs Aim for Transatlantic Record

    08/12/2002 1:32:14 PM PDT · by ItsTheMediaStupid · 10 replies · 539+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 5 August 2002 | Brian Handwerkfor
    href="Model-Airplane Buffs Aim for Transatlantic Record_files/ngnews.css" type=text/css rel=stylesheet> Search at nationalgeographic.com   Also see: Today's Top Stories This StoryAdventure & Exploration- Related Sites & Stories- E-mail this story Sponsored in part by Model-Airplane Buffs Aim for Transatlantic Record Brian Handwerkfor National Geographic NewsAugust 5, 2002 The history of transatlantic aviation could see a new milestone this week, as an ambitious group of model-airplane makers launches an 11-pound (4.9-kilogram) ultra-light craft on a journey from Newfoundland to Ireland. If successful, it would be the first Atlantic crossing by a "true" model airplane. The craft, named Spirit of Butts Farm, will try to...