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  • 'There appear to be no rules anymore.' What Boehner's invitation to Netanyahu says about DC mess.

    01/25/2015 12:26:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 25, 2015 | David Rogers
    Soon after becoming House Speaker in 2011, Republican John Boehner started running the traps on inviting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to a joint meeting of Congress. But when Barry Jackson, then Boehner’s chief-of-staff, checked with President Barack Obama’s top advisers, Jackson said he was left waiting a month only to get no response. Ultimately the Netanyahu speech went ahead in May but soon after Jackson faced the opposite problem: the White House had promised South Korea’s leadership an appearance before Congress, he said, without checking first with the speaker. None of these slights justify what seems like...
  • Greek exit polls suggest Syriza win

    01/25/2015 9:54:02 AM PST · by Nextrush · 83 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....
  • Did Israel arm Rwanda during the 1994 genocide?

    01/25/2015 8:06:06 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Middle East Eye ^ | Friday 16 January 2015 | Michal Zak
    "In our petition we rely, among other sources, on an Amnesty International report that was published in 1995... "There was tension in Rwanda as early as January of 1994. Several of the world's most powerful states imposed international arms control regulations and on May 17 1994 there was a UN embargo. Israel breached the embargo, as did Russia, Belgium, South Africa, France, Spain and others. Many of the planes that transported the shipments were British. The last license to export arms was issued by the Israeli Ministry of Defense in October 1993, about half a year before the massacres began....
  • After Long Legal Fight, Inquest Is Set to Begin in Death of Putin Critic

    01/25/2015 12:51:07 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 32 replies
    NYT ^ | 24 Jan 15 | Alan Cowell
    LONDON — It has consumed more than eight years of maneuvering, obstruction and a widow’s dogged legal campaign, fought often on a shoestring. But finally, on Tuesday, a public inquiry is set to begin its quest for an answer to the question that has driven the whole process: Why did Alexander V. Litvinenko have to die? On Nov. 1, 2006, Mr. Litvinenko, a former officer of the Soviet K.G.B. in self-exile in London and a vocal critic of President Vladimir V. Putin, sipped tea from a poisoned pot, took sick and died 22 days later. Only after his death did...
  • Is this Alexander Litvinenko's beyond the grave attack on Putin?

    01/24/2015 7:24:02 PM PST · by No One Special · 10 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | January 23, 2015 | Lyndsey Telford, Edward Malnick and Claire Newell
    A tape apparently recorded by murdered Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko a year before he was poisoned has revealed he was digging up links between Vladimir Putin and one of the world’s most dangerous terrorists. A Telegraph investigation uncovered the audio recording, in which the dissident claims from beyond the grave that Russia’s president had a “good relationship” with Semion Mogilevich - a Ukrainian crime boss who was on the FBI's most wanted list and whom Mr Litvinenko believed was selling weapons to al-Qaeda. The apparent recording of Mr Litvinenko is published for the first time ahead of a public inquiry...
  • Pupils Tune Up For Pipe Band Competition

    01/24/2015 1:25:27 PM PST · by ConorMacNessa · 9 replies
    Banffshire Journal ^ | 21 January 2015
    BANFF Academy’s pipe band will join entrants from other Aberdeenshire schools aiming to ‘give it a skirl’ at the world’s largest schools piping and drumming competition in March. The Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships (SSPBC), dedicated to stoking up passion for Scotland’s national musical heritage, will be held in Edinburgh. Nearly 30 schools have already registered for the competition, taking place on Sunday, March 8, at Broughton High School and neighbouring Fettes College in the capital. Graham Drummond, pipe major at Banff Academy, said: "I’m very excited to be making history with Banff Academy, as this is the first time...
  • A couple of reasons why Hillary Clinton will never be president

    01/23/2015 12:49:30 PM PST · by SharpRightTurn · 50 replies
    RedState ^ | January 23rd, 2015 at 12:00 PM | streiff
    Other than being an elderly, unaccomplished crone, I mean. If you are wondering who the delectable young things are that Bill Clinton has latched onto like a lamprey eel, let me introduce you to “Barbie Girl” and “Ava Adora.” What do they do for a living? Barbie Girl starred in an HBO reality series called “Cathouse,” filmed at the Moonlight Bunny Ranch in Nevada where she and Ava Adora are employees. How does this matter? Britain’s Prince Andrew is embroiled in a sex scandal. He has been accused of paying to have sex with a 17 year old girl (Thank...
  • Winston Churchill: How a flawed man became a great leader

    01/23/2015 9:37:49 AM PST · by the scotsman · 41 replies
    BBC News ^ | 23rd January 2015 | John Simpson
    'On Thursday, the Magazine looked at the greatest controversies of Winston Churchill's career. Here, the BBC's world affairs editor examines how an all-too-human politician became a great wartime prime minister.'
  • The 10 greatest controversies of Winston Churchill's career

    01/23/2015 9:36:29 AM PST · by the scotsman · 11 replies
    BBC News Magazine ^ | 23rd January 2015 | Tom Heyden
    'The UK is marking the 50th anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill. He is regarded by many as the greatest Briton ever, but for some he remains an intensely controversial figure. During Britain's darkest hours in World War Two, Churchill's leadership was vital in maintaining morale and leading the country to eventual victory over Nazi Germany. In 2002 Churchill saw off the likes of Shakespeare, Darwin and Brunel to be voted the greatest ever Briton. But in a career spanning some 70 years, he had more than a few moments of controversy. "There's a danger in Churchill gaining a...
  • Alone and Defenseless: A UK Citizen's call for arms

    01/23/2015 7:29:40 AM PST · by rktman · 78 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/23/2015 | Ciaran Brady
    This is where we find ourselves now. Every citizen in Europe and the UK faces the risk of an Islamic attack merely while going about normal day-to-day business. UK citizens in particular face this risk whilst being denied weapons of self defense. In the past I have fully and enthusiastically supported the UK’s complete ban on hand guns. But immediately after the killing of Lee Rigby I began to reconsider the wisdom of that ban and I now utterly oppose it. As things stand in the UK, hand guns are illegal. For those shotguns you could own, extremely strict licensing...
  • ECB unveils €1.1 trillion stimulus plan (European Central Bank; $1.25 trillion)

    01/22/2015 2:15:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 01/22/2015 18:09 | Benjamin Fox
    The European Central Bank will plough €1.1 trillion into the eurozone economy in a last-ditch attempt to breathe life into the European economy. At its monthly governing council on Thursday (January 22), the bank’s governing council agreed to start buying up to €60 billion of government bonds from March in an unprecedented quantitative easing program. The program is open-ended, and will run until September 2016 at the earliest. Speaking at a press conference following the governing council meeting, ECB president Mario Draghi said that the bond-buying program would remain in place “until we see a sustained adjustment in the path...
  • State Persecuting 88-year-old Doctor Who Treats Poor From His Car

    01/22/2015 8:34:41 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | January 21, 2015 | Selwyn Duke
    Doctors’ house calls are considered a thing of the past, but not in the appointment book of Dr. Carrol Frazier Landrum, an 88-year-old physician from Edwards, Mississippi. The good doctor will see you no matter who you are, where you are, or how much money you have — as long his 2007 Toyota Camry can deliver him to your location. But now his state’s medical board wants to see him gone. Dr. Landrum, a WWII veteran, was forced to make a change after crime drove him from his Edwards, Mississippi, office two years ago, and he couldn’t find another space...
  • Petty: President Refuses to Meet with Netanyahu During US Visit (Just like in September 2012)

    01/22/2015 11:28:09 AM PST · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | January 22, 2015 12:25 pm
    <p>President Barack Obama will not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he travels to Washington in March, the White House said Thursday, one day after being caught off-guard by Republicans' invitation for the Israeli leader to address a joint session of Congress.</p>
  • Brotherly love: Obama gives his 'bro' Cameron an extraordinary pre-election endorse (RE: snub Bibi)

    01/22/2015 9:51:52 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 13 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | January 16 | Matt Chorley
    US President Barack Obama today handed David Cameron an extraordinary pre-election endorsement, hailing the British Prime Minister as a 'great friend'. With less than four months until voters go to the polls in the tightest UK election for years, Mr Obama used a press conference in the White House to give the strongest possible backing to a fellow world leader.
  • E.C.B. Stimulus Calls for 60 Billion Euros in Monthly Bond-Buying

    01/22/2015 6:38:28 AM PST · by John W · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 22, 2014 | David Jilly & Jack Ewing
    FRANKFURT — The European Central Bank said on Thursday that it would begin buying hundreds of billions of euros worth of government bonds in an ambitious — though some say belated — attempt to prevent the eurozone from becoming trapped in long-term economic stagnation. The bank’s president, Mario Draghi, said the central bank would begin buying bonds worth 60 billion euros, or about $69.7 billion, a month. That is more spending than the €50 billion a month that many analysts had been expecting. The long-awaited program, known as quantitative easing, comes after inflation in the 19 countries of the eurozone...
  • Islamic State conflict: London hosts coalition talks (JV Update)

    01/22/2015 4:47:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | January 22, 2015
    Foreign ministers from 21 countries are meeting in London to discuss ways to co-ordinate their efforts to combat the jihadist group Islamic State (IS). IS controls large swathes of Syria and Iraq and the US-led coalition has been carrying out air strikes since August. But UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond insisted much more needed to be done. He told the BBC that the countries wanted to find ways to halt the flow of recruits to IS, cut off its funding and "tackle the underlying narrative". At the start of Thursday's conference at Lancaster House, which he is co-hosting with Mr...
  • Scottish soldier's diary tells of horror at New Orleans

    01/22/2015 3:14:08 AM PST · by MadMitch · 70 replies
    BBC ^ | 22 Jan 2015 | BBC
    The Battle of New Orleans on 8 January 1815 was a result of Britain and America's War of 1812. US forces defeated a British army in the clash, which is still commemorated in the States today. The Battle of New Orleans on 8 January 1815 was a result of Britain and America's War of 1812. US forces defeated a British army in the clash, which is still commemorated in the States today.
  • A Terrorist Released

    11/06/2011 5:32:48 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/5/2011 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Binyam Mohamed is back in the news. You may remember him as the al-Qaeda operative who was slated to help would-be “dirty bomber” Jose Padilla conduct a second wave of post-9/11 attacks, targeting American cities. You also may not remember him. After all, the Obama administration quietly released him without charges. Well, there’s a new chapter in this sordid tale. Mohamed is living large — taxpayer-funded large — in Great Britain. For that, we can thank the Lawyer Left’s stubborn insistence that enemy war criminals are really run-of-the-mill defendants. Actually, make that run-of-the-mill plaintiffs. Unlike Padilla, who actually got into...
  • UK poll: 24% of youth expect another Holocaust in their lifetime

    01/21/2015 6:20:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 1/21/15 | JERRY LEWIS
    LONDON – Just under a quarter of British 18-to-35-year-olds believe another Holocaust might happen in their lifetime, according to a poll released Wednesday. The poll of 505 people, commissioned by the European Jewish Congress (EJC), also found that almost 60 percent of those questioned were unaware that six million Jews died during the Holocaust. The survey – carried out by Suration in preparation for an emergency Pan European summit, in cooperation with the European Union, on January 26 in Prague – was aimed at securing views of young British people across a range of subjects, including anti-Semitism and racism. A...
  • Hamas Forms [teen] "Liberation Army" in Gaza, Thanks to EU Support

    01/21/2015 11:54:54 AM PST · by pabianice · 9 replies
    Gatestone ^ | 1/21/15 | Abu Toameh
    The Palestinian Islamist movement in the Gaza Strip, Hamas, has intensified its efforts to achieve the destruction of Israel. Hamas has obviously interpreted these two decisions -- by the EU court (to remove Hamas from the list of terror organizations) and the International Criminal Court -- as a green light to proceed with its plans to eliminate Israel. The main goal of Hamas's "Liberation Army" is, of course, to prepare for war against Israel, according to Hamas spokesman, Mushir al-Masri. "The main purpose of these training camps is to prepare an army for the liberation of Palestine and its holy...
  • More than a thousand turn up at funeral of RAF veteran after he died with no friends or family

    01/21/2015 10:35:39 AM PST · by the scotsman · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 21st January 2015 | Julian Robinson
    'More than a thousand mourners attended the funeral of an RAF veteran who died without any family or friends. Keith Ingham Nutbrown, 83, passed away at Treflys care home in Llandudno, North Wales recently and it was expected that nobody would attend his funeral. But crowds of well-wishers descended on Chester Crematorium today to pay their respects at the service. Servicemen and ex-servicemen lined the entrance to the crematorium while members of the RAF performed a fly-past before the service started. So many people turned up at the funeral that some were forced to listen to the service from outside....
  • Doctor wanted for raping a child in the U.S. will be allowed to stay in Britain (trunc)

    01/21/2015 12:37:59 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 31 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Jan 20,2015 | JAMES SLACK
    Tobias Bowen, 48, allowed to stay in Britain after Westminster court ruling Doctor fled New York while on $10,000 bail charged with two counts of rape Judges have ruled that his human rights will be breached if he is extradited Bowen ran hospital in Liberia but was charged in New York in March 2010
  • European Law Enforcement Agencies: On Second Thought, Maybe Firearms Would Be Helpful

    01/20/2015 6:05:06 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Townhall. ^ | Jan 20, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    When witnesses in the same building as Charlie Hebdo saw masked men with heavy weaponry enter the building they called police, like anyone in their position would do. But the three unarmed officers on bikes who showed up proved to be most unhelpful in the situation. According to the witness, the officers had to retreat after seeing the men were heavily armed. That wasn’t the only instance during the three-day terror spree where police found themselves utterly unprepared to take on the jihadists. The 27-year-old policewoman who was gunned down just south of Paris while attending a traffic accident was...
  • 'No porn or prostitution': Islamic extremists set up Sharia law controlled zones in British cities

    01/20/2015 1:16:00 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    UK DAILY MAIL ^ | 7/27/11 | Rebecca Camber
    Islamic extremists have launched a poster campaign across the UK proclaiming areas where Sharia law enforcement zones have been set up. Communities have been bombarded with the posters, which read: ‘You are entering a Sharia-controlled zone – Islamic rules enforced.’ ....bright yellow messages daubed on bus stops and street lamps have already been seen across certain boroughs in London and order that in the ‘zone’ there should be ‘no gambling’, ‘no music or concerts’, ‘no porn or prostitution’, ‘no drugs or smoking’ and ‘no alcohol’......
  • Muslims at WW II Cemetery (British Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Benghazi)

    01/20/2015 10:33:31 AM PST · by robowombat · 28 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan 19, 2015
    Subject: Fwd: Muslims at WW II Cemetery Muslims being Muslims. This is the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Benghazi. These are British and other Commonwealth war graves, many are Australian of men killed in the desert war against the Italians and the German Afrika Korps. Every time a joke and or cartoon is made about the Koran, the whole world turns upside down and we are called racists. On the other hand, they appear to do whatever they like and no one says anything...and the majority of people remain silent. See this video whilst it's available and before it's removed...
  • End of the Windows XP effect sends desktop sales tumbling, but laptop sales jump

    01/20/2015 10:09:38 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 27 replies
    ZD Net ^ | 1-20-15 | Steve Ranger
    Despite predictions to the contrary, it seem there is still plenty of life left in the PC market. PC shipments across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) reached 25.5 million units in the fourth quarter of 2014, a two percent increase on the same quarter a year ago, according to calculations by IDC. It said strong consumer demand during the holiday season meant the PC market racked up a third consecutive quarter of growth - albeit modest and patchy. PC sales across the region grew by 5.5 percent across the year, with 93.3 million PCs shipped. But the researchers...
  • Jindal in London: Lack of Assimilation Has Led to Sharia, ‘No-Go Zones’ for Non-Muslims

    01/20/2015 7:45:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/20/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    Potential 2016 presidential hopeful Bobby Jindal caused a stir across the pond with a Monday speech in London about the rise of radical Islam and “no-go” zones for non-Muslims in Birmingham. “How many Muslims in this world agree with these radicals? I have no idea, I hope it is a small minority,” the Louisiana governor told the Henry Jackson Society, according to prepared remarks. “But it is clear that far too many do, and it is clear that they must be stopped.” “In the West, non-assimilationist Muslims establish enclaves and carry out as much of Sharia law as they can...
  • No No-Go Zones? Really?

    01/20/2015 4:45:26 AM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 20, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    No No-Go Zones? Really?Posted By Robert Spencer On January 20, 2015 @ 12:54 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 8 Comments The Leftist media and Islamic supremacist groups have been doing a victory dance ever since Saturday night, when Fox News issued an apology for statements made on the air by terror expert Steve Emerson and others about Muslim no-go zones in Britain and France. However, the apology doesn’t say what it has widely reported as saying – and there is considerable evidence that Muslim areas in both countries are a growing law enforcement and societal problem.Fox Report host Julie Banderas stated: Over...
  • To counter terror, Europe’s police reconsider their arms

    01/19/2015 9:22:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 19, 2015 2:56 PM EST | Lori Hinnant
    One was a young policewoman, unarmed on the outskirts of Paris and felled by an assault rifle. Her partner, also without weapons, could do nothing to stop the gunman. Another was a first responder with a side arm, rushing to the Charlie Hebdo offices where a pair of masked men with high-powered weapons had opened fire on an editorial meeting. Among their primary targets: the armed police bodyguard inside the room. With the deaths of the three French officers during three days of terror in the Paris region and the suggestion of a plot in Belgium to kill police, European...
  • NHS may be forced to abandon free healthcare, Britain’s top doctor says

    01/19/2015 3:20:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:30PM GMT 19 Jan 2015 | Bill Gardner
    Britain’s most senior doctor has said the under-pressure NHS may be forced to abandon the concept of free healthcare for all. Prof. Sir Bruce Keogh, medical director of the NHS in England, said there were doubts over whether the taxpayer-funded model was “sustainable in the longer term”. He added that huge changes were needed—including less reliance on hospitals—if free treatment was to be preserved. He told the Guardian: “If the NHS continues to function as it does now, it’s going to really struggle to cope because the model of delivery and service that we have at the moment is not...
  • Witches tie the knot in UK’s first same-sex Pagan wedding

    01/19/2015 3:12:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Daiy Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5:37PM GMT 19 Jan 2015 | (Agency)
    Two male witches have tied the knot in the UK’s first pagan same-sex marriage. Tom Lanting, 34, and Iain Robertson, 39, who have been together for 12 years, were married in a ceremony in the 16th-century vaulted cellars of Marlin’s Wynd in Edinburgh. The couple, who live in the Scottish capital, are both described as being hedge witches, who use herbal remedies to deal with medical and spiritual ailments. The ceremony encompassed a number of pagan traditions, including handfasting, where their hands were bound together, the sharing of mead and jumping the broom.After their wedding, the couple said: “Getting married...
  • EU calls for anti-terror alliance with Arab countries [Eurabia]

    01/19/2015 8:30:01 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/19/2015 | Lorne Cook
    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Monday called for an anti-terror alliance with Arab countries to boost cooperation and information-sharing in the wake of deadly attacks and arrests across Europe. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Monday that "we need an alliance. We need to strengthen our way of cooperating together."...
  • Terrorism is not issue between the West, Islam -- EU policy chief

    01/19/2015 6:46:36 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Kuwait News Agency ^ | January 19, 2015
    BRUSSELS -- EU High Representative Federica Mogherini met here Monday Nabil Al-Araby, Secretary General of the Arab League and discussed how to increase counter-terrorism cooperation. Speaking to reporters before the meeting, she underlined that terrorism "is not an issue between the West and Islam, terrorist attacks are targeting most of all Muslims in the world so we need an alliance and a dialogue to face the issue together." "We also need to take full responsibility for what we do and say, I think respect is one of the core values of the EU, drawing the line between freedom and respect...
  • Life for Captain Hannah Winterbourne, a transgender soldier in the British army

    A SOLDIER serving in the British Army has become the first and only transgender officer. Saying she was “living an act” Captain Hannah Winterbourne, 27, decided to become a woman while on tour in Afghanistan reported The Mirror. Winterbourne, an officer in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, began her transition in 2013 and is now the highest ranking trans soldier in the British Army.
  • Europe Offers Israel the Peace of the Dead

    01/19/2015 5:16:03 AM PST · by SJackson · 25 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 19, 2015 | Kenneth Levin
    As parliaments in more and more European nations vote to recognize “Palestine,” European politicians insist they are doing so to promote the objective of an independent Palestinian state living in peace beside a secure Israel. But both the declared aims of Palestinian leaders and the pattern of European policy vis-a-vis Israel and the Palestinians give the lie to European averments of benign intent. Neither party of the divided Palestinian leadership has, to say the least, demonstrated an interest in peace with Israel. Hamas, now controlling Gaza and enjoying extensive popularity in the West Bank, openly trumpets its objective not only...
  • Fox News Apologizes for False Claims of Muslim-Only Areas in England and France (huh?)

    Fox News issued an unusual on-air apology on Saturday night for having allowed its anchors and guests to repeat the false claim that there are Muslim-only “no-go zones” in European countries like England and France that are not under the control of the state and are ruled according to Shariah law. The statement was referred to as “a correction” by the Fox Report host Julie Banderas, who said that “over the course of this last week, we have made some regrettable errors on air regarding the Muslim population in Europe, particularly with regard to England and France.” “Now this applies...
  • Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell Survive Brush With Death in Harrod’s Helicopter

    01/18/2015 3:31:51 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 60 replies
    Jewish Business News ^ | 1-18-15 | Lily Bethlehem
    Sir Paul McCartney and wife Nancy Shevell, who attended Yom Kippur services prior to their wedding in deference to Shevell’s Jewish faith, might well be bentsching gommel (a thanksgiving prayer for escaping a dangerous situation) on their next visit to the synagogue after the couple narrowly escaped a crash when two helicopter pilots missed danger signals, as reported by the Daily Mail. The terrifying ordeal occurred when the two were flying back from London, where they attended a celebration of the release of a vegetarian cookbook by McCartney’s daughter Mary, to their home in East Sussex. The pilots were attempting...
  • Government Tells Mosques: Force Out The Preachers of Hate [Preachers of Islam?]

    01/18/2015 1:20:04 PM PST · by Steelfish · 24 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | January 18, 2015 | Matthew Holehouse,
    Government Tells Mosques: Force Out The Preachers of Hate Eric Pickles writes to 1,100 imams and community leaders, urging them to tackle radicals and make young Muslims proud of Britain Channel 4 has defended plans to broadcast the Islamic call to prayer every morning during Ramadan by suggesting there are more Muslims in Britain than people who tuned in to watch the Queen's coronation anniversary service. Channel 4 will broadcast the call to prayer at sunrise on television and over the internet as part of plans to appeal to young Muslims Photo: By Matthew Holehouse, 18 Jan 2015 The Government...
  • Inside Alfred Hitchcock’s Lost Holocaust Documentary

    01/18/2015 10:30:30 AM PST · by DFG · 24 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 1/17/2015 | Marlow Stern
    In 1945, Britain’s army film unit commissioned a sprawling doc on the liberation of Nazi concentration camps, supervised by Hitchcock. A new film explores the forgotten masterpiece. It is, perhaps, the greatest documentary never made. Back in 1945, Sidney Bernstein, the chief of the Psychological Warfare Film Section of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force, was commissioned to create the definitive documentary chronicling the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps. Bernstein’s aim was, in his words, to “prove one day that this had actually happened” and have it serve as “a lesson to all mankind as well as to the...
  • Prince Andrew fights back with a Davos denial: Duke's bid to bury underage 'sex slave' claims...

    01/18/2015 9:24:45 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 January 2015 | Nick Craven and Brendan Carlin
    This week's reception will give three young entrepreneurs who were finalists in a Pitch@Palace competition the chance to speak to the assembled tycoons. Another of the Prince's pet projects, iDEA, supports 14 to 25-year-olds in developing digital business ventures... Alan Dershowitz, one of Jeffery Epstein's lawyers, has issued writs denying Ms Roberts's claims one by one, saying he has never met her... Writing in The Times, he added: 'She has also claimed that Stephen Hawking and I were on the island together during a sex orgy. I have never met Professor Hawking.' ... A secret cache of videotapes locked in...
  • British Teen Accused Of Christmas Day PlayStation, Xbox Hack

    01/18/2015 9:18:54 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    Authorities said computer equipment linking the teen to the hack attack was removed from the suspect’s home Friday. The teen lives near Liverpool. British officials credited the FBI with cracking the case.
  • Now British TOWIE fan who fled ISIS militants with her 16-month-old son may be sent BACK to Syria

    01/18/2015 8:02:29 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 32 replies
    The UK Daily Mail ^ | January 18, 2015 | OLLIE GILLMAN
    The Towie fan who fled ISIS terrorists with her toddler son could be sent back to Syria by Turkish authorities. Tareena Shakil, 25, ran away to Syria last year after telling relatives she was going on holiday to Spain with her 16-month-old son Zaheem. But she escaped back across the Turkish border after, she claims, the militants tried to force her into marrying a one-legged fighter. However, instead of being deported to Britain, Shakil, from Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, might be sent back to Syria and into the clutches of ISIS. (snip) Shakil is being held at a facility on the border...
  • UKRAINE: The European Parliament adopted a resolution on Ukraine.

    01/17/2015 7:17:07 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 8 replies
    European truth ^ | Thursday, January 15, 2015, 13:30
    On Thursday, January 15, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on Ukraine. The document has been very tough and uncompromising with regard to Russia, even with the traditional support of Ukraine by the European Parliament. It refers to the European Parliament the EU Council with a proposal to not only maintain but also to strengthen the sanctions, and the member states - to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons. The document also contains a number of other very important point. Although this decision is not legally binding, it will be a significant element of pressure on other governments of the European...
  • Germany wants robust single energy market, at odds with Britain

    01/17/2015 11:40:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:24pm GMT | Barbara Lewis
    Europe’s energy union needs to be bolstered by EU laws binding on each nation, Germany said in a policy paper seen by Reuters that sets it at odds with Britain. […] After last October’s outline agreement on 2030 climate goals on carbon emissions, increased use of renewable energy and improved energy efficiency, Germany urged the Commission to draw up a proposal on “governance”. Governance refers to legal implementation plans for targets on renewable energy and energy savings. […] That position is diametrically opposed to the stance of Britain, which has called in general for a “light-touch and non-legislative” approach. …
  • Obama And Cameron Fail To See Eye To Eye On Surveillance [Obama: Don't "Respond With Hammer"]

    01/17/2015 8:18:10 PM PST · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | January 17, 2015
    Barack Obama And David Cameron Fail To See Eye To Eye On Surveillance British prime minister takes tougher line on internet companies than US president at White House talks on Islamist threats Barack Obama and David Cameron struck different notes on surveillance powers after the president conceded that there is an important balance to be struck between monitoring terror suspects and protecting civil liberties. As Cameron warned the internet giants that they must do more to ensure they do not become platforms for terrorist communications, the US president said he welcomed the way in which civil liberties groups hold them...
  • Praying With A Muslim Colleague Ruined My Career, Says Christian NHS Worker [Churchill Weeps!]

    01/17/2015 4:05:17 PM PST · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | January 16, 2015 | Patrick Sawer
    Praying With A Muslim Colleague Ruined My Career, Says Christian NHS Worker Claims by Christian NHS worker that she was discriminated against on religious grounds after saying a prayer for a Muslim colleague come during a tense period in relations between Islam and other faiths, following the Paris terrorist attacks Victoria Wasteney was suspended by the NHS Photo: Patrick Sawer 17 Jan 2015 It was intended, she says, as a simple but heartfelt gesture of comfort and support for a troubled colleague. Victoria Wasteney put her hand on her friend’s knee and, asking if she could pray for her, said...
  • UK's David Cameron is phoning Senators about Iran sanctions bill (appeasement run amok)

    01/17/2015 11:19:54 AM PST · by Dave346 · 23 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 16, 2015, 2:05 PM | Stephanie Condon
    British Prime Minister David Cameron is appealing directly to some senators in the U.S. Congress to reconsider a bill that would open up the possibility of new sanctions against Iran. "I have contacted a couple of senators this morning, and I may speak to one or two more this afternoon," Cameron said during a joint press conference with President Obama at the White House Friday. The prime minister arrived in Washington Thursday to meet with the president and his administration to discuss a range of issues. Cameron said his calls were "not in any way... to tell the American Senate...
  • Shakespear of Arabia

    01/17/2015 8:09:43 AM PST · by the scotsman
    BBC News ^ | 17th January 2015 | Matthew Teller
    'Britain's ties with Saudi Arabia stem from the exploits of a dashing diplomat, Capt William Shakespear - an explorer and pioneering photographer. If he hadn't met an early death while photographing a desert battle scene, asks Matthew Teller, would we now know him as Shakespear of Arabia?.'
  • Channel Tunnel closed and services hit after lorry fire

    01/17/2015 6:14:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    BBC News ^ | January 17, 2015
    Passengers are facing severe disruption after the Channel Tunnel was closed "until further notice" following a fire on a lorry. Eurostar says all its services today have been cancelled and trains are returning to their original stations. Kent Police said the fire happened at the French end of the tunnel and is being dealt with by the French authorities. There were no reported injuries, a police spokesman said.
  • ‘Britain deserves a pay rise’: David Cameron calls on businesses to pass on windfall profits…

    01/16/2015 11:05:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:05 EST, 16 January 2015 | James Chapman
    Britain deserves a pay rise, David Cameron said last night. The Prime Minister said it was time for workers squeezed by years of austerity to get their reward. It came as official statistics showed falling oil prices and the economic recovery have pushed firms’ profitability to a 16-year high.Tory strategists hope an economic feel-good factor, buoyed by jobs growth and low inflation, will translate into stronger wage rises by May’s general election. Asked whether he would encourage firms to pass on windfall profits from falling oil prices to employees, Mr. Cameron, in Washington for talks with Barack Obama, said: “Obviously...