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  • Live from France: Yellow Vests x 10 weeks (it's big)

    01/19/2019 3:59:28 AM PST · by JonPreston · 25 replies
    Y'tube ^ | 1/19/2019 | Y'tube
    10th straight week. This is big and it isn't limited to Paris. Macron is in trouble.
  • Bundestag declares Georgia, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco ‘safe countries of origin’ [no ‘asylum’]

    01/19/2019 5:13:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 18 January 2019 16:13 CET+01:00
    In a resounding 509 to 138 result, the Bundestag has voted to classify the northern African states of Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco — along with Georgia in the Caucasus — as safe countries of origin for the purposes of German immigration law. As a result of the vote, it will be easier for German authorities to deport migrants from these countries who have arrived without visas. The SPD’s Helge Lindh said the move was necessary to remove false hope that citizens of the listed countries may have of applying for asylum or refugee status in Germany. While the CDU/CSU and...
  • Yellow Vest protestor shot in back of the head by French police, leaving him with brain injuries

    01/18/2019 1:12:58 PM PST · by Snickering Hound · 92 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1-17-19 | Leslie Eastman
    A fireman who joined France's Yellow Vest protest movement is in a coma after being shot in the head 'like a rabbit' by a police officer using a controversial flash ball gun. Horrific images show Olivier Beziade, a father-of-three in his 30s, lying on the floor in Bordeaux on Saturday after being hit from behind. He is wearing one of the high-visibility motoring jackets from which the Yellow Vests get their name.
  • Frenchman jailed for 6 months for attempting to organize Yellow Vest protest

    01/18/2019 5:18:05 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 14 replies
    RT ^ | 1/18/19
    A 28-year-old Frenchman has been sentenced to six months in jail after he published a Facebook post attempting to organize a ‘Yellow Vest’ blockade of a local petrol refinery, according to local reports. Hedi Martin was arrested in Port-La Nouvelle, southern France on January 3, shortly after publishing the post on Facebook, la Dépęche reports. In his post, Martin called for a ‘Yellow Vest’ blockade of the petrol refinery in the coastal town, urging people to “stand up to the CRS [riot police],” according to WSWS. State prosecutors noted video footage of Martin on his Facebook page at several Yellow...
  • Europe's patience with Iran wears thin, tiptoes toward Trump

    01/18/2019 1:06:03 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 18, 2019 | by Robin Emmott, John Irish
    BRUSSELS/PARIS - In Tehran on Jan. 8 during a meeting with European envoys, Iranian officials abruptly stood up, walked out and slammed the door in an extraordinary break with protocol. The next day, the European Union imposed its first sanctions on Iran since world powers agreed the 2015 Vienna nuclear arms control deal with Tehran. The sanctions were largely symbolic but the stormy meeting encapsulated the unexpected shift in European diplomacy since the end of last year. Smaller, more dovish EU countries have joined France and Britain in a harder stance on Tehran, including considering new economic sanctions, diplomats say....
  • PANIC! CNN Goes DEFCON-1 Over ‘Childish,’ ‘Cranky’ Trump Canceling Pelosi’s Trip

    01/17/2019 1:51:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 81 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | January 17, 2019 | Curtis Houk
    File this one as yet another instance in which the liberal media took President Trump’s bait, hook, line, and sinker, launching into apocalyptic meltdowns and illustrating for the American public how, for those on the right not in The Resistance, they’re the opposition party.  On Thursday afternoon, CNN suffered a network-wide meltdown over Trump’s letter canceling Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s overseas trip less than an hour before take-off, calling the President a “childish” and “cranky” schoolboy who’s only concerned about “pure politics.”  PANIC! CNN Goes DEFCON-1 Over ‘Childish,’ ‘Cranky’ Trump Canceling Pelosi’s Trip   Surprising no one, carnival barker and chief...
  • MACRON CRISIS: Desperate leader considers migrant quota as Yellow Vest protest rage on

    01/15/2019 4:26:37 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 12 replies
    The Express (UK) ^ | January 15, 2019 | Romina McGuinness
    FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron has been branded “irresponsible” for suggesting the introduction of “annual quotas” on migration as a topic for part of the three-month national debate aimed at mollifying yellow vest protesters.In a sweeping letter to the French pubic, Mr Macron said he had heard the public’s anger and shared its impatience for a “more prosperous country and a fairer society”. He then mentioned the possibility of introducing annual immigration quotas, saying it would not apply to asylum status. He said: “As regards immigration, once our asylum obligations have been met, would you like us to be able to...
  • Yellow Vest protesters continue to assault journalists

    01/15/2019 4:37:09 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 30 replies
    Columbia "Journalism" Review ^ | January 15, 2019 | Jon Allsop
    In late November, as the Gilets Jaunes—or Yellow Vests—protest movement took hold in France, Martin Goillandeau and Makana Eyre wrote for CJR that participants were harassing, and even assaulting, journalists. Since then, the protests have become a weekly occurrence. So, too, have threats against reporters. “The harassment and violence have got worse,” Eyre told me this morning. “I went to the Saturday protests in Paris to shoot photos and see how big it would get. This was the first time that I really felt nervous with my camera… I saw people interfering with broadcasts, shouting at media teams, and getting...
  • Flecks of Blue on Old Teeth Reveal a Medieval Surprise

    01/15/2019 4:54:41 PM PST · by SJackson · 35 replies
    Newser ^ | 1*10*19 | John Johnson
    Discovery suggests women worked as top artists in Middle Ages more often than thought They couldn't figure out the blue. Scientists studying tartar from the teeth of medieval skeletons hoped to learn a thing or two of about diets of the Middle Ages. But when they put the teeth and jaw of one woman under a microscope, they were surprised to see hundreds of tiny flecks of blue, reports the BBC. After much sleuthing, they figured out that the blue came from lapis lazuli, a rare and expensive stone ground into powder to make dye for sacred manuscripts. Typically, male...
  • 'Utterly USELESS!' Nigel Farage argues Theresa May should RESIGN after crushing defeat

    01/15/2019 6:42:27 PM PST · by RightGeek · 31 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | 1/15/2019 | Katie Weston
    ... Nigel Farage launched a scathing attack on Theresa May following her crushing defeat in Parliament, arguing she should now resign. After being asked whether the Prime Minister should step down, Mr Farage replied: “Of course she should.” The former Ukip leader told Channel 4 News: “If we’d gone for Brexit, if we had a Prime Minister that believed in Brexit, it would have been done and dusted by now. The problem is we have somebody who didn’t believe in it, and we saw tonight after she lost by that massive margin of 230.” News presenter Jon Snow asked: “So...
  • LIVE: Updates as MPs reject withdrawal deal [May loses vote, 202-432!!]

    01/15/2019 11:52:41 AM PST · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | January 15, 2019 | BBC staff
    MPs reject the EU withdrawal deal It is defected by 432 votes to 202 Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tables a motion of no confidence in the government The UK is due to leave the EU on 29 March
  • How the Trump Era divides Germany and Poland

    01/15/2019 7:07:00 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 19 replies
    ECFR ^ | Dec 2018 | P. Buras, J. Janning
    Berlin and Warsaw have very different ideas about how to respond to the challenge Trump’s presidency poses to Europe. While Germany emphasises the need to strengthen Europe’s resilience and unity, the Polish response has been to embrace the opportunities of the new political reality and enhance its bilateral partnership with the US. ...Furthermore, the 2018 US National Defense Strategy defines Russia as a “strategic adversary”, in line with threat perceptions in Warsaw. In fact, the Polish government is much more enthusiastic about the direction of Washington’s current policy than that under Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, who attempted to “reset” American-Russian...
  • Swedish Journalist: Teachers Have ‘Surrendered’ to Rising School Violence

    01/11/2019 11:10:15 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Jan 2019 | Chris Tomlinson
    Swedish journalist Joakim Lamotte has spent time lecturing in schools across Sweden and claims that violence is on the rise because many teachers have simply given up on attempting to deal with the problem. “Threats, beatings, and stabbings now occur every day in Swedish schools and it increases dramatically. At the same time, teachers are getting less power while authorities and politicians are completely paralysed,” he noted. In a recent article on school violence, SVT revealed that within the last five years Sweden had seen 224 incidents involving various kinds of weapons including knives. In the last year alone, there...
  • Jihadists Behind Bars Pose New Threats for Europe

    01/09/2019 1:31:07 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 9, 2019 | Valentina Pop
    BRUSSELS—A terrorism trial starting here on Thursday highlights the difficulties Europe’s courts and prisons face containing the spread of jihadist ideology behind bars. Mehdi Nemmouche, a 33-year-old Frenchman of Algerian origin, faces life in prison for allegedly shooting and killing four people at the Brussels Jewish Museum in May 2014. But once in prison, law-enforcement officials warn, terror suspects and convicts breed even more plots and spread their ideology to other inmates. European prisons are fertile recruiting ground for new terrorists despite efforts in France, Belgium and other European countries to isolate dangerous and radicalized suspects in dedicated wards to...
  • Russian Nordstream 2 Pipeline Losing Support in Germany (Thank Trump!)

    01/09/2019 12:19:01 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    OilPrice.com ^ | January 08, 2019 | Nick Cunningham
    The Nord Stream 2 pipeline is running into some trouble amid withering opposition from the Trump administration. As it stands, Russia still needs to ship large volumes of gas to Europe via Ukraine. Nord Stream 2 would allow Russian gas to bypass Ukraine, giving Russia more leverage to meddle in Ukraine while still reliably delivering gas to Europe. Merkel has been supportive of the project, not least because several major western European companies have stakes in the pipeline, including Royal Dutch Shell, as well as major German companies Wintershall and BASF. Last year, Merkel, under intense pressure from the Trump...
  • Dancing With the Jihadist Psychopath-How a suicidal symbiosis is bringing down the West

    01/09/2019 4:46:56 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 9, 2019 | Mark Tapson
    [Jamie Glazov will be speaking at Beverly Hills Hotel on Feb. 6 about his new book: Jihadist Psychopath: How He Is Charming, Seducing, and Devouring Us. Register HERE. Order the book HERE.]Reprinted from WND.com. On December 11, a 29-year-old French citizen of Algerian descent launched an assault on shoppers in a busy Christmas market in Strasbourg, France, killing five and wounding 11 more with a revolver and knife before fleeing. Anyone who has kept up with the news for the last several years knew immediately what a massacre in a European Christmas market meant: Islamic terrorism. Sure enough, witnesses...
  • WSJ: Gun Ownership on Rise in Europe After Terror Attacks, Sexual Assaults

    01/08/2019 10:26:11 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/8/2019 | Victoria Freidman
    Personal weapons ownership is on the rise in Europe in response to mass sexual assaults and radical Islamic terror attacks, according to the Wall Street Journal. While the Geneva-based Small Arms Survey found that a rise in personal firearms ownership on the continent represents only 10 per cent of the 32 percent global rise in the decade to 2017, the WSJ remarks that “Europe’s shift has been rapid”. The Times of London notes that Finland, Austria, Norway, Germany, and France are now in the top 25 nations in the world for civilian gun ownership, with France having 12.7 million weapons...
  • German Conservative AfD Politician BEATEN NEAR DEATH in Bremen –Political Assassination

    01/07/2019 5:12:04 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 7, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    BREAKING>>>> German Conservative AfD Politician BEATEN NEAR DEATH in Bremen –Political Assassination– 3 Days after AfD Headquarters Bombed! .. (Full title). ... German #AfD-politician Frank Magnitz (member of the German parliament) was badly injured in the German town #Bremen in #Germany, probably by three persons of the Antifa. Evidently a man (passer by) saved his life today at night. ... German police have declared this a political assassination attempt. ... Violent attacks on the conservative AfD Party in Germany are escalating. On Friday the AfD headquarters were bombed in Saxony. Three buildings were damaged in the blast ... Attacks are...
  • Winter storm blasts Europe; 13 dead amid heavy snow, gusts

    01/08/2019 9:40:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 8, 2019 | Kirsten Grieshaber
    Deadly winter weather blasted Europe for yet another day Tuesday, trapping hundreds of people in Alpine regions, whipping up high winds that caused flight delays and cancellations and raising the risks of more deadly avalanches in the mountains. At least 13 people have been killed in weather-related accidents in Europe over the last week, most of them from avalanches. In Norway, attempts to find the bodies of four skiers were again put on hold due to poor visibility and heavy snowfall. A 29-year Swedish woman and three Finns, aged 29, 32 and 36, were presumed dead after a 300-meter (990-foot)...
  • French Gilets Jaunes: Ministry broken into amid fresh protests (yellow jackets swarming)

    01/05/2019 6:03:38 PM PST · by aquila48 · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | 1/5/19
    A French government spokesman was evacuated from his office as violence broke out during "yellow vests" protests in Paris and other cities. Benjamin Griveaux said he and his team had had to escape through a back door after a construction vehicle was used to ram the building's entrance. There were clashes between police and protesters on what was the first protest of the new year. President Emmanuel Macron condemned the violence, urging "debate and dialogue". What began as a protest about a fuel tax back in November has escalated into widespread anger at rising living costs. The march in Paris...