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  • New France-Germany treaty aims to revive EU

    01/22/2019 12:35:50 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies
    dw.com ^ | January 22, 2019 | Andreas Noll, Ralf Bosen
    ... Moving from visions to concrete defense projects has always been difficult because of the nations' diverging philosophies: The French are more likely to opt for intervention, while the Germans are very reluctant on the military stage. That should improve, however, as Germany and France have pledged assistance — including military assistance — "in the event of an armed attack" on one of the two countries.
  • A pessimistic population means 'Yellow Vest' protests could become more mainstream, new survey warns

    01/21/2019 8:02:17 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | 01/21/2019 | Silvia Amaro
    There is a growing feeling of distrust in governments and the media among the general population, according to the Edelman report. It states that there has been a 3 percent increase between 2018 and 2019 in the level of distrust towards the government and the media. Overall, the general feeling of distrust has hit a record high this year from 2017. There is also a clear difference between mass population and the informed public, with the return to the largest-ever trust gap between these two, since 2017. This trust gap is particularly evident in developed countries, including the U.K., Canada,...
  • Berlusconi signals intention to resign

    11/08/2011 11:18:28 AM PST · by AnAmericanAbroad · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Financial Times ^ | November 8, 2011 | By Guy Dinmore and Giulia Segreti in Rome and David Oakley and Tom Burgis in London
    Fast developing story out of Rome. No details yet, but you can check it out on the Drudge Report.
  • Italy's Silvio Berlusconi Is Back After Announcing His Candidacy for European Parliament

    01/20/2019 8:39:20 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Time ^ | January 17, 2019 | Nicole Winfield / AP
    The three-time Italian premier, who has made a career out of rebounding from legal woes, personal scandal, heart trouble and political setbacks, is running for the European Parliament in May elections. The 82-year-old Berlusconi announced his candidacy with his center-right Forza Italia party Thursday in Sardinia. He said he wanted to “bring my voice to a Europe that should change, a Europe that has lost profound thinking about the world.” Berlusconi had been barred from running for public office for nearly five years due to a tax fraud conviction. Citing his good conduct, a court last year ruled that he...
  • Lady Gaga blasts Pence as ‘worst representation of what it means to be Christian’

    01/20/2019 7:20:37 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 122 replies
    Lady Gaga blasts Pence as ‘worst representation of what it means to be Christian’ By Justin Wise - 01/20/19 09:02 PM EST Lady Gaga on Saturday condemned Vice President Pence for thinking "it's acceptable that his wife works at a school that bans LGBTQ" people, calling Pence the "worst representation" of Christianity. “To Mike Pence who thinks it's acceptable that his wife works at a school that bans LGBTQ. You are wrong," Gaga said during a performance at Park MGM in Las Vegas, according to The Las Vegas Review-Journal. "You said you should not discriminate against Christianity. You are the...
  • Le Pen appeals to Yellow Vests ahead of EU elections – "battle is between nationalists & globalists

    01/20/2019 5:35:06 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 17 replies
    Marine Le Pen delivered a speech in Paris to thousands of her National Rally party supporters, who chanted “Macron, resignation!” as she spoke. She denounced Macron and the EU as agents of globalisation with contempt for ordinary people. She also said the European Parliament elections in May ought to be a referendum on whether Macron stays in office. “If Macron does not have the wisdom to go back to the people by dissolving parliament, then let the political arbitrage come from European elections,” she said. “The European Union as it stands is a menace to our identity and to our...
  • Woman in Prince Philip Crash Says She Hasn’t Received an Apology as He’s Warned About Seatbelt

    01/20/2019 2:38:35 PM PST · by simpson96 · 50 replies
    People ^ | 1/20/2019 | Maria Pasquini, Simon Perry
    One of the women in the vehicle hit by Prince Philip in a car crash is speaking out about the incident. Philip, 97, walked away uninjured after overturning his Land Rover following a collision with a Kia near the royal family’s country estate in Norfolk on Thursday, while 46-year-old Emma Fairweather, who was sitting in the passenger seat, broke her wrist. Additionally, the driver, a 28-year-old woman, suffered cuts to her knee. Her 9-month-old baby, who was in the backseat, was uninjured. In an interview with the Sunday Mirror, Fairweather said she was disappointed with the royal family because she...
  • A great shaking[charismatic caucus]

    01/20/2019 1:34:13 PM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    A GREAT SHAKING IS ABOUT TO OCCUR TO OPEN ALL EYES I see The Lord Jesus standing in the courts with a Scroll in His left hand and a standard or sceptor in His right hand , and I hear Him saying " What I AM about to do will shake the hearts of all mankind and open their eyes to their True Lord God And Savior for The Earth is about to shudder as its Axis is altered changing it's coarse and balance . So watch now as even your days and nights shall be adjusted from where they...
  • WE HAVE A WINNER: CLIMATE’S TALLEST TALE 2018

    01/19/2019 11:01:58 PM PST · by House Atreides · 16 replies
    The Global Warming Policy Forum ^ | January 18, 2019 | GWPF
    Before Christmas, we asked GWPF readers to send us nominations for our search to find the tallest climate tale of 2018. It’s fair to say that there was a lot of competition, with the catastrophe mongers across the media clearly working hard to ensure that they were in the running for this much sought-after accolade. We particularly enjoyed L. Robertson’s ‘Climate change, weather and road deaths’, a paper in the journal Injury Prevention, which declared that rising concentrations of greenhouse gases was going to cause a rising death toll on the roads unless governments put in ‘major mitigating countermeasure’. We...
  • European Court Upholds Removal of Children From Home Schooling

    01/19/2019 5:41:27 PM PST · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    Religion Clause ^ | 1/16/19 | Howard Friedman
    In Wunderlich v. Germany, (ECHR, Jan. 10, 2019), the European Court of Human Rights in a Chamber Judgment upheld Germany's three-week removal of four children from their parents' home after the parents insisted on home schooling them and refused to send them to state schools. The court held that there was no violation of Art. 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (Right to Respect for Private and Family Life). the Court said in part: The Court finds that the enforcement of compulsory school attendance, to prevent social isolation of the applicants’ children and ensure their integration into society,...
  • 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....
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 1/18/2019

    01/18/2019 3:46:23 AM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/17/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    When you have a President of the United States who has a close friend named Vince McMahon, you can expect a good fight show....... A top North Korean official carrying a note from that country's ruler Kim Jong-un has arrived in Washington for a meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo..... Twenty were killed and dozens injured in a car bomb attack in Colombia's capital Bogota Thursday........ Act 50 of the European UnUUnion treaty invoked for Brexit explicitly states that if there is no deal to withdrawal a member nation can leave without one..... "Back to Paris" is the...
  • Theresa May survives no-confidence vote

    01/16/2019 12:06:32 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 72 replies
    Axios ^ | 1/16/19 | Dave Lawler
    A day after her Brexit plan suffered the worst parliamentary defeat in modern British political history, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has survived a motion of no-confidence brought by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn by a vote of 325-306. Why it matters: May's job has been under threat for months, and yet she keeps on surviving. Having already seen off one challenge from rebels in her own party, she's now defeated a motion from the opposition. Still, May is no closer to delivering on Brexit with 10 weeks left until the U.K. is scheduled to leave the European Union.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 1/16/2019

    01/16/2019 5:27:02 AM PST · by Spiridon · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/16/2019 | Nextrush
    "A catastrophic failure of leadership @Theresa May. If she has any sense of honor she will resign" That is the tweet of "Mr. Brexit" Nigel Farage in face of Prime Minister Theresa May's huge defeat in the House of Commons..... Al-Shabab Islamic terrorists based in Somalia say they are behind the attack on a luxury hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya that killed at least 24 people including one US citizen.... In the African nation of Zimbabwe opposition Pastor Evan Mwarire is under arrest following three days of protest against rising fuel prices..... The Russian Interfax News Agency quotes its sources...
  • 'A complete humiliation', a 'crushing defeat' and Brextinction: Global media reacts to Brexit vote

    01/16/2019 1:01:49 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 38 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | January 16, 2019 | Holly Ellyatt
    Following the resounding defeat of U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal in the U.K. Parliament last night, the global media are giving their reactions to the vote - and they're not holding back. May's deal was roundly rejected by British members of Parliament (MP) with 432 MPs voting against it and 202 approving it, marking the worst political defeats in parliamentary history. The leader of the opposition Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn, tabled a motion of no-confidence in May's government following the vote on the contentious "Withdrawal Agreement", essentially it's blueprint for leaving the European Union. The U.K. government now...
  • '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...
  • Britain Will Hold a General Election on June 8th: Is This the EU’s Weapon to Defeat Brexit?

    04/19/2017 4:08:19 PM PDT · by davikkm · 5 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    UK Prime Minister, Theresa May has decided to call for a General Election on June the 8th. Her stated reasoning is that she will then have a proper mandate to carry out the policies she “will” be elected on. But there is much more to this than meets the eye. This is not a simple call for support, at this the most crucial time in Britain’s negotiations with the European Union, this may in fact be at the behest of the EU commissioners to derail (or at least water down) the final deal. The fact that EU grandees seem utterly...
  • Theresa May faces catastrophic defeat in major Brexit vote as allies warn: ‘Winter is Coming’

    01/15/2019 10:57:32 AM PST · by Blue House Sue · 20 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 1/15/19 | Adam Shaw
    Prime Minister Theresa May was facing a significant and potentially catastrophic defeat on a major Brexit vote in Parliament Tuesday, a defeat that could eventually lead to anything from no Brexit at all to a general election -- as May's allies took a page from “Game of Thrones” and ominously warned: “Winter is Coming.” Parliament will vote later Tuesday on May’s withdrawal agreement with E.U. leaders, ahead of Britain’s scheduled departure from the bloc at the end of March. It is a vote that May is expected to lose heavily, but the severity of the loss is likely to determine...
  • Theresa May loses Brexit deal vote by majority of 230

    01/15/2019 11:55:21 AM PST · by Blue House Sue · 206 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/15/19 | Heather Stewart
    Theresa May has sustained the heaviest parliamentary defeat of any British prime minister in the democratic era after MPs rejected her Brexit deal by a resounding majority of 230. Brexit-supporting Conservatives joined with opposition parties and the Democratic Unionist party to trounce the government in the “meaningful vote”, which the prime minister delayed before Christmas in the vain hope of winning over waverers.
  • The mature stoner: why are so many seniors smoking weed?

    01/15/2019 8:57:26 AM PST · by Mariner · 220 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | January 15th, 2019 | Alex Halperin
    Older people are the fastest-growing group of cannabis users, as stigma fades and some seek an alternative to prescription drugs As attitudes towards cannabis shift, the fastest-growing group of users is over 50 – and marijuana’s popularity among seniors is beginning to change the American experience of old age. Why are more seniors getting high? It might make more sense to ask: “Why not?” As adults reach retirement, they age out of drug tests and have far more time on their hands. Some feel liberated to abandon long-held proprieties. Elegant vape pens and other attractive, discreet products have helped de...