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  • Car found hanging from tree after drunk driving crash

    12/17/2018 8:46:59 AM PST · by ETL · 46 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Dec 17, 2018 | Gary Gastelu | Fox News
    A drunk driver was arrested on Sunday after he lost control of his car and the vehicle slammed into a telephone pole and ended up hanging vertically from the branches of a tree, hospitalizing one of two passengers that were riding with him. The dramatic crash occurred Sunday night on a two-lane road in a rural area outside Shrewsbury, U.K., SWNS reports. Police say the young male behind the wheel failed a roadside breathalyzer test and he was taken into custody at the scene.
  • Boys can have periods too, children to be taught in latest victory for transgender campaigners

    12/16/2018 5:23:50 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 121 replies
    Boys can have periods too, children to be taught in latest victory for transgender campaigners Helena Horton 16 December 2018 • 2:44pm 3-4 minutes School children will be taught that "all genders" can have periods in new sex education lessons, in a victory for transgender rights campaigners. The advice to teachers was approved by Brighton & Hove City Council as they try to tackle stigma around menstruation. The new advice follows a council report which said: "Trans boys and men and non-binary people may have periods", adding that "menstruation must be inclusive of all genders". Bins used for menstruation products...
  • Gingerbread men banned at Scottish Parliament as part of a new drive to 'stamp out sexism'

    12/15/2018 7:08:28 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 71 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12/14/18
    Gingerbread men have been replaced by gingerbread persons in the Scottish Parliament’s coffee shop in case the traditional name causes offence. The move comes as a strategy aimed at stamping out sexual harassment and sexism was introduced at Holyrood this week after a survey found 30 per cent of women working there believed they had been sexually harassed. But the decision to rename the sweet treat has not gone down well with everyone. Scottish Conservative equalities spokesman Annie Wells said: ‘Surely the Scottish Parliament has got better things to do than worry about what to call gingerbread men? This is...
  • France: Anti-Macron Protesters Pushed Off Street by Water Cannon, Told to Remove Yellow Vests

    12/15/2018 1:02:00 PM PST · by conservative98 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Breitbart | Breitbart London
    <p>French police have pushed protesters off the Champs-Elysees in Paris with tear gas and water cannon, and re-opened the French capital’s famed avenue to traffic.</p> <p>Police were telling protesters to remove their yellow vests, symbols of a nationwide protest movement that began in November against economic injustice and France’s high cost of living.</p>
  • 'We are Still in” Totalitarians Dominate Katowice

    12/15/2018 2:44:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2018 | Paul Driessen
    The 30,000 alarmists gathered in Katowice, Poland expected to slam-dunk their report proclaiming a planet-threatening climate crisis, finalize rules for implementing the Paris accords, redistribute infinite billions of dollars from industrialized nations to “climate victim” countries, and solidify their control over people’s energy, jobs, living standards and liberties. It didn’t work out quite that way.They got blindsided by millions of French citizens angrily denouncing their government’s plans to carbon-tax them into worse poverty and joblessness. They were furious that the US exhibit profiled the benefits of fossil fuels – and outraged that the United States, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait...
  • Climate change talks agree details to implement Paris deal

    12/15/2018 1:39:50 PM PST · by goldstategop · 32 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/15/2018 | N/A
    Nearly 200 nations have agreed rules on implementing the 2015 Paris agreement. After marathon talks in Katowice, Poland, the rulebook was approved unanimously on Saturday evening. The agreement aims to deliver the Paris goals of limiting global temperature rises to well below 2C. The final session was delayed by more than 30 hours amid an ongoing stand-off over carbon markets to reduce emissions. Some accused the hosts of not shepherding the agreement through.
  • Nigel Farage says there WILL be second Brexit referendum and urges Leave voters to ‘get ready’

    12/15/2018 4:38:23 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 21 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 15th December 2018 | The SUN
    NIGEL Farage warned Brexiteers to prepare themselves for a second referendum and get ready to fight to save Brexit. Speaking at the Leave Means Leave rally in London on Friday night, the former Ukip leader said he didn't think "the great Brexit betrayal" was "anywhere near finished".
  • French generals accuse Macron of treason over UN Migration Compact

    12/14/2018 2:02:04 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 99 replies
    Free West Media ^ | Published: December 14, 2018
    Ten generals signed the open letter written by General Antoine Martinez. The signatories include top level figures, such as an admiral, a colonel, as well as the former French Minister of Defense Charles Millon. They are from the network of the Volontaires pour la France (VPF) The generals warned Macron that the deal will mean less sovereignty for France, providing yet another reason for “an already battered people” to “revolt”. They accuse Macron of being “guilty of a denial of democracy or treason against the nation” for signing the Compact without allowing a public debate on the issue, or consulting...
  • British Yellow Vest Protests spread, Occupying Tower, Westminster, and Waterloo Bridges

    12/14/2018 5:06:44 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 57 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12/14/18 | Alexander Robertson
    Pro-Leave demonstrators donning yellow vests took over three bridges in central London today as they demanded Britain's exit from the EU. Campaigners chanting 'Brexit now' stopped cars from crossing Westminster Bridge, Tower Bridge and then Waterloo Bridge as Theresa May held crunch talks with EU leaders in Brussels. The group wore yellow jackets, reminiscent of the gilet jaune movement in France, in which demonstrators donning yellow vests have brought Paris to a standstill on consecutive weekends this month over minimum wage and tax complaints.
  • Yellow vests shutdown Tower Bridge as protest rages on (UK Brexit)

    12/14/2018 12:05:01 PM PST · by RightGeek · 18 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 12/14/2018 | Jamie Micklethwaite
    THE yellow vest protests which caused havoc in Paris have hit the UK with London Bridge at a complete standstill. The group of yellow vest protesters, believed to be pro-Brexit, completely blocked Westminster Bridge. The group have now moved down the river and blocked traffic at Tower Bridge, causing havoc in the capital. They are seen on Facebook Live chanting: "What do we want? Brexit. "When do we want it? Now?"
  • ‘Theresa May has failed Pakistan’s Christians’: An interview with Asia Bibi’s lawyer

    12/14/2018 8:06:20 AM PST · by Cronos · 4 replies
    Spectator ^ | 13 Dec 2018 | Iram Ramzan
    ..In 2009, Bibi was at her work on a farm when she stopped to drink some water from a well, using someone else’s cup. She was told that she could not share utensils with a Muslim because she was ‘unclean’. This led to an argument about religion, and Bibi and her family were later beaten by a mob who extracted a ‘confession’.She was then arrested and imprisoned for more than a year before being formally charged. She was the first woman in Pakistan to be sentenced to death for blasphemy, and would have been the first to be executed for...
  • Brexit: EU says no to May on renegotiating deal

    12/13/2018 10:25:51 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 64 replies
    bbc.com ^ | December 14, 2018 | BBC
    European Union leaders have said the Brexit withdrawal agreement is "not open for renegotiation", despite appeals from Theresa May. She wanted legal assurances on the Irish backstop to help her deal get through Parliament, after she delayed a Commons vote in anticipation of defeat. The PM said the deal was "at risk" if MPs' concerns could not be addressed. European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said there could be clarifications but no renegotiation. He urged the UK to set out more clearly what it wants, adding that the commission will publish information on 19 December on its preparations for a no-deal...
  • Brexit: Theresa May to join EU summit after surviving vote

    12/12/2018 10:59:04 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies
    bbc.com ^ | December 13, 2018 | BBC
    Theresa May is heading to Brussels for an EU summit, less than 24 hours after surviving a vote of confidence. The prime minister is seeking legally binding pledges from EU leaders on the Irish backstop - a key obstacle for MPs who oppose her Brexit deal. The EU will not renegotiate the deal but may be willing to give greater assurances on the temporary nature of the backstop, the BBC understands. The PM won the ballot on her leadership by 200 votes to 117 on Wednesday night.
  • May survives confidence vote

    12/12/2018 1:05:42 PM PST · by Simon Green · 57 replies
    Sky News ^ | 12/12/18
    Theresa May keeps her leadership as she survives vote of confidence. Total number of yes and no votes Yes votes: 200 No votes: 117 Majority: 83
  • Man who stabbed Irish lecturer, 66, to death ..claims he 'insulted Prophet Mohammed'

    12/12/2018 3:37:02 AM PST · by Cronos · 37 replies
    Irish post ^ | 7 Dec 2018 | Aidan lonergan
    THE Pakistani man who brutally stabbed to death a Dublin-born lecturer outside a university in France this week has claimed the Irishman "insulted" the prophet Muhammad. English language teacher John Dowling, 66, was knifed 13 times outside Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci in northwest Paris as he left for lunch on Wednesday. Now 'Alli R.' – the 37-year-old former student student under arrest for the killing – has confessed that he held a personal grudge against the teacher after being kicked out for failing exams last year. Catherine Denis, the Nanterre prosecutor involved in the case, said Ali harboured...
  • LIVE: Theresa May to face no confidence vote in leadership

    12/11/2018 11:42:46 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 80 replies
    Sky News ^ | December 12, 2018
    01:36 BREAKING: Threshold for a no confidence vote in Theresa May has been reached.
  • Brexit: Theresa May says EU leaders 'determined' to solve Irish border issue

    12/11/2018 11:13:24 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 11 December 2018 | BBC
    Theresa May says there is a "shared determination" among EU leaders to solve the Irish border problem preventing MPs from backing her deal. She was speaking after meetings with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. The prime minister says there can be no EU withdrawal deal without a backstop plan for the Irish border. But she said she was seeking guarantees that it would be "only temporary" to address the concerns of her own MPs.
  • CHAOS COMPLETE: What the European papers say about Brexit

    12/11/2018 8:51:03 AM PST · by aspasia · 31 replies
    Guardian ^ | 11/12/18 | John Henley
    Europe’s commentators have not been kind to Theresa May after she delayed the meaningful vote on her Brexit deal and dashed to the continent in search of further concessions. “It’s like a long, slow agony,” wrote Sonia Delesalle-Stolper, the London correspondent for the French daily Libération. “You know the end is near, you expect the worst, then there’s a small flicker of light – before another collapse. And it always ends badly.” May “blew her last bet”, failing miserably to convince parliament to vote for the withdrawal agreement sealed barely two weeks ago. “Rather than suffer the humiliation, she suspended...
  • 'Put it back!': Labour MP ejected from House of Commons after taking ceremonial mace

    12/10/2018 10:25:09 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 29 replies
    thejournal.ie ^ | December 11, 2018 | Órla Ryan
    A LABOUR MP has been ejected from the House of Commons after picking up a ceremonial mace in a “symbolic protest” following the postponement of a vote on the proposed Brexit deal. Lloyd Russell-Moyle picked up the mace and walked towards the doors before being stopped by officials.
  • Brexit vote delay is 'pathetic cowardice': Scotland's Sturgeon

    12/10/2018 11:50:33 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies
    reuters.com ^ | December 10, 2018 | Reuters
    Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon accused the British government on Monday of “pathetic cowardice” by postponing a key vote on Brexit in the UK parliament.