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  • Trump's policies could enable America's economy to outpace China's

    08/20/2018 12:12:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 18, 2018 | Steven W. Mosher
    The great engine of American capitalism is once again firing on all cylinders, as shown by the 4.1 percent annualized growth of America’s gross domestic product (GDP) in the second quarter of this year. Most Americans (with the exception of Democrats in Congress) are celebrating the good economic news. There is quiet rejoicing in many European and Asian capitals as well, since their mostly sluggish economies will now be drawn along in America’s powerful wake. But there is one capital where the American economic renaissance is definitely not welcome news. Consternation reigns in China, where President Xi Jinping is nervously...
  • Denmark Approves Controversial Plan for Fence on Germany Border

    08/19/2018 10:59:17 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    European Views ^ | August 15, 2018 | Member State Monitor
    Denmark has approved a plan to erect a fence on its border with Germany to keep out swine fever but critics argue that is a symbolic gesture epitomizing anti-immigrant sentiments. Denmark’s government gave greenlight to the building of the 68-kilometer (42-mile) fence on the border with fellow EU member state Germany. The project is worth EUR 11 million, and is supposed to protect the large Danish pork industry from wild boar that might carry African swine fever, DW reports. The Danish-German border fence will be 1.5 meters tall and half-meter deep, and will run from one coast of the Jutland...
  • Poland really wants the US Army there permanently to 'scare away' Russia

    08/19/2018 2:42:04 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Aug 16, 2018 | Christopher Woody
    As military personnel paraded through Warsaw on foot, horseback, and armored vehicles on Wednesday, Polish President Andrzej Duda reiterated his country's call for a permanent US military presence on its soil — a presence that the Eastern European country has said it's willing to pay $2 billion to get. A permanent US Army presence would "deter every potential aggressor," Duda said, it what was almost certainly a reference to Russia, whose recent assertive moves in Europe — particularly the 2014 annexation of Crimea and incursion in Ukraine — have prompted NATO members to increase their activity along the alliance's eastern...
  • SOROS booted from ANOTHER country: POLAND Deports Top Soros Organizer and Agitator back to Ukraine

    08/19/2018 12:16:48 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 36 replies
    Geller Report ^ | 19 August 2018 | Pamela Geller
    Poland strikes back — fresh on the heels Of Hungary throwing Soros out of that country, too. The great defenders of individual freedom and liberty are coming from countries that have lived under boot of totalitarianism and oppression They know what freedom is and they know what it is to lose it. Nazi collaborator and woman-beater George Soros has financed election rigging, the hijrah into Europe, Antifa, quislings in the EU, open borders, mass migration, ‘Palestinianism’, anti-Israel groups, anti-Americanism, funding jihad murderers legal expense, the boycott of Israel, anti-Trump groups, violent Berkeley rioters, et al — every evil group...
  • Poland urges Russia to abandon aggressive policy in Georgia on 10 year anniversary of its invasion

    08/07/2018 2:32:09 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies
    Radio Poland ^ | 7 Aug 2018
    Poland’s foreign minister Jacek Czaputowicz on Monday headed to Georgia on a visit marking 10 years since Russia’s invasion of that country. “Ten years ago, as a result of the Russian Federation’s military aggression against Georgia, Abkhazia and the Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetia found themselves under a separatist rule established and supported by Moscow that is not recognised by the international community,” “We oppose all efforts that interfere with the sovereign right of the Tbilisi authorities to exercise dominion over the territory of Georgia within its internationally recognised boundaries. “We condemn actions aimed at actually integrating the separatists regions of Abkhazia...
  • Polish Government Expels Critic (Soros tool)

    08/19/2018 8:04:47 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 11 replies
    //hamodia.com ^ | 19 Aug 2018
    (Washington Post) - The right-wing Polish government is continuously breaking new ground in its attacks on democracy and the rule of law. But now it has set a truly astonishing precedent. Warsaw has just used its European Union powers to deport a government critic and banned her from entering any country within the European free movement zone. The implications are ominous — and not only for Poland. Lyudmyla Kozlovska, a young human rights defender, is a fervent promoter of democratic Poland. ...This week, the Polish government deported Kozlovska. The authorities have not provided any explanation, but the likely reason is...
  • Trump to make Paris visit in November to mark 100 years since end of WWI

    08/19/2018 1:12:26 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies
    The Local France ^ | 17 Aug 2018
    US President Donald Trump announced on Friday that he will be visiting Paris on November 11th in honour of the centenary of the end of WWI. Trump who had planned to organise a military parade in November in Washington announced Friday that he would travel to Paris for the commemoration of the end of the First World War. The US president made the announcement on Twitter (see below) on Friday afternoon at the same as criticizing local politicians in Washington who he said were asking for too much money for the parade. "Never let anyone take you hostage!" he wrote....
  • Vladimir Putin attends Austrian foreign minister's wedding

    08/18/2018 4:08:30 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8/18/2018 | BBC
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has attended the wedding of Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl, who has been criticized for inviting him. Mr. Putin gave her presents and danced with her at the event in the southern Austrian province of Styria. Opposition politicians have accused Ms. Kneissl of undermining EU foreign policy with her choice of guest.... Mr. Putin arrived with a bunch of flowers for the bride and was accompanied by a troupe of Cossack singers who performed for the guests. His spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Russian media that he also presented the newlyweds with a painting of village life,...
  • Turkey’s Economic Collapse Could Send ‘Millions’ of Migrants into Europe, Analysts Warn

    08/17/2018 5:44:18 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 17, 2018 | Jack Montgomery
    Millions of people could pour into the European Union from Turkey in “another wave of migration” if the country’s economic crisis escalates into a full-blown collapse, some observers have claimed. Mainstream media periodical Newsweek suggests such a scenario “could have major political consequences” for globalist leaders such as Germany’s Angela Merkel, who effectively opened the EU’s borders unilaterally in 2015 but has been under pressure since the onset of the subsequent migrant crisis and a historically poor performance in the 2017 federal elections. Turkey’s foreign policy is becoming increasingly erratic Islamist leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who has eroded the secular...
  • Putin Cuts The Rug With Austrian Foreign Minister On Way To Meet Merkel For Talks

    08/18/2018 10:28:13 AM PDT · by Pavegecko · 9 replies
    Tsarizm.com ^ | 8/18/18 | L Todd Wood
    Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the Austrian foreign minister’s wedding and cut the rug with the newlywed in front of the local press. The move was seen as surprising due to Europe’s adversarial stance against Russia due to the Crimean annexation in 2014. Putin arrived in a car carrying a bouquet of flowers and accompanied, local media said, by a troupe of Cossack singers booked to serenade the newlyweds – on a stopover on his way to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel outside Berlin. Photographs showed Kneissl, 53, smiling in a long white and cream “dirndl” dress and talking to...
  • Brennan: I Didn’t Mean That Trump Committed Treason (splitting hairs!)

    08/18/2018 7:51:54 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 69 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/17/18 | Ian Hanchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show,” former CIA Director John Brennan stated that he didn’t mean President Trump committed treason when he referred to the president’s performance at the Helsinki summit as “nothing short of treasonous.” Host Rachel Maddow said, “After Helsinki, you were stark, and even a little bit scary in your criticism of his behavior. You said it rose to treason.” Brennan responded, “I said it was nothing short of treasonous.”
  • 'I met my IS captor on a German street'

    08/17/2018 3:07:25 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    bbc ^ | 08/17/2018 | Victoria Bisset & Lyse Doucet
    Ashwaq was only 14 when Islamic State fighters stormed into northern Iraq, including the heartland of the Yazidi people. They took thousands of women as sex slaves, including Ashwaq - sold for $100 to a man named Abu Humam. Raped and beaten, she managed to escape three months later and then went to Germany with her mother and one brother. A few months ago, on the street outside a supermarket, she heard someone call out her name. She says it was Abu Humam - and he said he knew where she lived. Düzen Tekkal, an activist and the founder of...
  • Turkey is reportedly prepared to release the imprisoned US pastor...

    08/17/2018 8:39:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 8/17/18 | Ellen Cranley
    ....According to the Middle East Eye, officials in Ankara are willing to concede to US demands for the freedom of Andrew Brunson, an evangelical preacher accused of playing a role in the attempted coup there in 2016. Officials reportedly know Brunson's release is the first step to alleviating the diplomatic and economic crises sparked between the two countries, but are aiming....
  • Brazil presidential front-runner vows to close Palestinian embassy

    08/09/2018 6:43:51 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 8 replies
    The Tiimes of Israel ^ | August 9, 2018 | Marcus M. Gilban
    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (JTA) — Brazil’s front-running presidential candidate has announced he will close the Palestinian embassy in Brasilia in addition to moving his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “Is Palestine a country? Palestine is not a country, so there should be no embassy here,” Jair Bolsonaro, a lawmaker from the Social Liberal Party, declared on Tuesday when the National Congress reopened after a three-week recess. “You do not negotiate with terrorists,” he added.
  • US doubles number of marines stationed in Norway

    08/16/2018 12:29:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 15 August 2018 22:35 CEST+02:00 | NTB/The Local
    The United States has confirmed plans to more double the number of troops based in Norway, a move Russia has already criticized as “clearly unfriendly”. The Norwegian Defense Ministry on Wednesday said that the US had recently informed them that they would push forward with a plan to increase the number of US marines stationed in Norway from 300 to “up to 700”. […] When the plans were first floated in June, Russia’s embassy to Norway complained that they contravened assurances Norway gave the Soviet Union when it joined NATO in 1949 that no foreign combat troops would be stationed...
  • 'What the hell are you up to?' Arson attacks draw Swedish PM's ire

    08/14/2018 7:20:32 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 46 replies
    Guardian ^ | 8/14/18 | David Crouch
    Sweden’s prime minister has promised to “go in hard” against masked men who set alight up to 80 cars in Gothenburg and other towns on Sweden’s west coast, in what police say appeared to be coordinated attacks. “I am really furious, what the hell are they up to?” Stefan Löfven on Tuesday morning. “Society will always act hard against this and we must continue to do so … We will do what needs to be done to take care of it and go in hard against this crime.” Sweden goes to the polls on 9 September with violent crime high...
  • Minister In Poland Calls LGBT March A ‘Parade Of Sodomites’

    08/14/2018 6:34:56 PM PDT · by Pavegecko · 30 replies
    Tsarizm.com ^ | 8/14/18 | L Todd Wood
    Poland’s defense minister today called an LGBT march in-country as a march of sodomites which was focused on promoting an ideology rather than civil rights. Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said Sunday on TV Trwam, a Catholic, pro-government station, that the march of 5,000 people the day before in the city of Poznan was an example of city authorities focusing on “ideology” rather than taking care of daily municipal issues, reported Associated Press. He called the march “another parade of sodomites who are trying to impose their own interpretation of civic rights on other people.” The Visegrad Group of countries, consisting...
  • Italy Refuses Safe Harbor To Migrant Ship M/V Aquarius

    08/13/2018 7:05:26 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 35 replies
    gCaptain ^ | August 13, 2018 | Antonio Denti
    Italy on Monday denied safe harbor to 141 people rescued by the humanitarian ship M/V Aquarius off the coast of Libya last week, setting up another standoff with European Union allies over taking in migrants who try to cross the Mediterranean.
  • Cows help rehabilitate prisoners in Sweden

    08/13/2018 12:47:35 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    AFP ^ | 13 Aug 2018 | Staff
    It's barely 6:00 am and Alfred is already busy milking cows. But when his chores on the farm are done, he won't be going home -- he'll be returning to his prison cell. In Sweden, which prioritises rehabilitation over long prison sentences, Alfred is one of 60 inmates preparing to reintegrate into society at a minimum security "open prison" functioning as a farm in the town of Mariestad, about 300 kilometres (185 miles) southwest of Stockholm. Imprisoned since April for illegally possessing a gun, Alfred, a grandfather in his 50s who is due to be released in November, can't hide...
  • Trump's trade war advantage: The US economy is 'firing on all cylinders,' says expert

    08/12/2018 11:06:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    CNBC ^ | August 13, 2018 | Weizhen Tan
    • "We have to realize that perhaps China isn't as strong as when we at first think. China is still figuring out also how to deal with this trade situation, how to ensure the stability of its domestic economy," said Curtis Chin, an Asia fellow at the Milken Institute. • Speaking to CNBC's "Squawk Box," Chin also "totally" disagreed with the view that U.S. President Donald Trump's policies are backfiring. China's power may have been overrated and the U.S. economy is staying strong, meaning that U.S. President Donald Trump has an advantage in the trade war, according to one expert....