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  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 3/8/2019

    03/08/2019 3:56:14 AM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/8/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    At the top of the news from the UK....Tommy Robinson's "contempt of court" case for reporting outside a grooming gang trial involving Muslim defendants will go to trial on March 22nd..... Living proof of Venezuela's serious problems Thursday with a nationwide power outage.... A weekend of Yellow Vests rallies starting today in France. Its Week 17 of the Yellow Vests protests. A call for a weekend long presence at the Champs-de-Mars near the Eiffel Tower starting this evening..... Some 36 nations led by Iceland including the 28 European Union nations have condemned Saudi Arabia for the killing of Saudi journalist...
  • Belgium Finds (French-Algerian) Men Guilty in Jewish Museum Terrorist Attack

    03/07/2019 12:37:53 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 7, 2019 | Valentina Pop
    BRUSSELS—A French-Algerian man and his accomplice were found guilty of shooting four people in the Jewish Museum of Brussels five years ago, the first verdict against a European who joined Islamic State in Syria and returned to stage terrorist attacks. A Belgian jury on Thursday said Mehdi Nemmouche, a 33-year-old French national of Algerian descent, had shot and killed two Israeli tourists, an employee and a museum volunteer in fewer than two minutes in the May 2014 attack. His sentence, which could be life in prison, is expected to be read Monday. Jury trials are rare in Belgium, and the...
  • Venezuela: European Union nations set to recognize opposition leader Guaido as Maduro deadline

    02/03/2019 10:22:18 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    DW ^ | 03.02.2019
    An eight-day "ultimatum" for Venezuela's President Maduro to call fresh elections is set to expire in hours. Several EU nations are preparing to recognize Juan Guaido as interim leader, but Maduro remains defiant. Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro faces massive pressure to call for new elections before midnight on Sunday. Germany, France, Britain, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands and Belgium have said they will recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as president if Maduro fails to announce a second vote before the eight-day ultimatum expires. France's European affairs minister, Nathalie Loiseau, told LCI television on Sunday that "if by tonight [President] Maduro does...
  • Belgian Socialist Party Leader Proposes Compulsory Contraception

    01/29/2019 5:37:35 PM PST · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 1/23/19 | Jeanne Smits
    January 23, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — The president of the Flemish Socialist party Socialistische Partij Anders (sp.a) has caused a media uproar in Dutch-speaking Belgium with his proposal to “prevent some people, at least for a time, from having children.” In a lengthy interview with Humo magazine, John Crombez said certain parents should be obliged to use contraception in order to “protect” children from being born and coming into the world under particularly difficult circumstances. While his idea has been met with skepticism and anger, even from some of his own party members, Crombez is a sufficiently important enough figure in...
  • Million-dollar car collection hidden for years uncovered in poor artist's barn

    01/28/2019 2:01:07 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 28, 2019 | Gary Gastelu
    (Artcurial) A trio of treasured Bugattis kept locked in a barn for years by the family of an artist could sell for a small fortune when they are auctioned next week. Belgian sculptor August Thomassen purchased the three vehicles in the late 1950s and early 1960s when they were practically worthless to everyone but him. His daughter told the De Telegraaf newspaper that he loved their engineering and unusual styling. He kept them running and used them as daily drivers for years, becoming such a fan of the brand that he sculpted a bust of the automaker’s founder, Ettore...
  • New France-Germany treaty aims to revive EU

    01/22/2019 12:35:50 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 34 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.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Nancy Pelosi says Trump is accused by his own State Department

    01/18/2019 7:50:28 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 107 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | January 18, 2019 | By Francesca Chambers
    BREAKING NEWS: Nancy Pelosi says Trump is accused by his own State Department of putting lives of members of Congress and U.S. TROOPS at risk by revealing her plans to lead delegation to Afghanistan when he canceled military jet President Trump cancelled Nancy Pelosi's government-funded trip abroad She asked him Wednesday to postpone his Jan. 29 State of the Union Cited security concerns amid the partial government shutdown White House official said it had nothing to do with her demand that he give his address in the Oval Office or after the shutdown ends Trump informed Pelosi via a letter...
  • Merkel: EU States Must Prepare to Hand National Sovereignty over to Brussels

    11/24/2018 2:43:19 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Virginia Hale
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that European Union (EU) member states must be prepared to transfer powers over to Brussels at a debate on the ‘tensions’ between globalisation and national sovereignty. “Nation states must today be prepared to give up their sovereignty,” Merkel said, speaking at an event organised by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Berlin on Wednesday. “In an orderly fashion of course,” Merkel said, explaining that — while Germany had given up some of its sovereignty in order to join the EU, national parliaments were in charge of deciding whether to sign up to international treaties. Trust...
  • 'Flat out lie': White House rejects Pelosi's claim it leaked travel details

    01/18/2019 9:03:01 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 18, 2019 12:34 PM | Melissa Quinn
    The White House on Friday rejected the accusation from Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., that the administration leaked sensitive travel information for her foreign trip, calling it a “flat out lie.” "When the Speaker of the House and about 20 others from Capitol Hill decide to book their own commercial flights to Afghanistan, the world is going to find out,” a White House official said. “The idea we would leak anything that would put the safety and security of any American at risk is a flat out lie." Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff Drew Hammill said in a statement earlier Friday...
  • WATCH: Democrats Freak Out After President Trump Grounds Pelosi's Flight to Belgium

    01/18/2019 4:02:31 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | Jan 17, 2019 | Lou Dobbs
  • Pelosi postpones overseas trip after alleged leak

    01/18/2019 11:20:14 AM PST · by yandexja · 71 replies
    AXIOS ^ | JANUARY 18, 2019 | Alexi McCammond
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office announced today they are postponing her 7-day trip to Brussels, Egypt and Afghanistan after learning "the Administration had leaked the commercial travel plans," according to a statement. Why it matters: By leaking even more information about this trip — after Pelosi aides had previously asked news organizations not to publicly report the details due to national security concerns — her office said going ahead with the visit would "further endanger our troops and security personnel, or the other travelers on the flights." Show less How we got here: Pelosi sent Trump a letter on Wednesday...
  • Graham criticizes Trump canceling Pelosi trip as 'inappropriate’

    01/17/2019 12:58:05 PM PST · by detective · 122 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/17/19 | Morgan Gstalter
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) criticized President Trump on Thursday for canceling House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) overseas visit to troops in Afghanistan, calling the move “inappropriate.”
  • Democrat Lawmakers Suffer Meltdown After Trump Grounds Pelosi's Flight to Belgium (VIDEO)

    01/17/2019 7:23:33 PM PST · by Zakeet · 154 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 17, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    On Thursday afternoon, President Trump informed Speaker Pelosi her "public relations" trip to Afghanistan, Egypt, and Brussels has been postponed so that she can stay in DC and negotiate with him. The President canceled Pelosi's flight just one hour before she was scheduled to depart - Pelosi and other lawmakers were on the bus en route to the airport. [Snip] Pelosi's bus was seen circling the US Capitol after the flights were grounded. It was a rough day for Democrats. [Snip] Democrat lawmakers suffered a meltdown following the grounding of Air Pelosi.
  • BREXIT TRIUMPH: Brussels 'will GIVE IN' on THIS UK demand after EU economy WOBBLES

    01/05/2019 9:16:47 AM PST · by Monrose72 · 18 replies
    NN ^ | 2019-01-05 21:00 | OLI SMITH
    BRUSSELS are likely to buckle to Britain’s key Brexit demands, due to uproar among EU countries over fears of an economic decline in the case of a no deal departure. The EU27 will give in to Prime Minister Theresa May’s demands to make the Irish border backstop a legally temporary measure. The key British demand is the only obstacle holding up Mrs May’s deal from passing in Parliament. The DUP and dozens of Brexiteers have vowed to vote down the deal this month unless changes are made to the backstop.
  • 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...
  • Halal and Kosher slaughter methods to be banned in Belgium

    12/31/2018 3:23:14 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 66 replies
    Belgium parliament unanimously vote to end Kosher and Halal slaughter methods to take effect beginning 1 January 2019 in the Flanders region and 1 August 2019 in Walloon. The new rules were voted in Wallonia in May and the Flanders region in June 2017 and stipulates that animals must be stunned before being killed. This is forbidden in Judaism and Islam for the preparation of kosher and halal meat. [snip] How kosher and halal meat are produced has been an area of contention with animal rights activists as both Judaism and Islam believe that they can only eat meat from...
  • Trump’s decision to pull forces out of Syria has upsides

    12/28/2018 4:51:54 AM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | December 21, 2018 | Caroline Glick
    On its face, Trump’s announcement that he is pulling US forces out of Syria seems like an unfriendly act toward Israel. But it isn’t. On its face, President Donald Trump’s announcement that he is pulling US forces out of Syria seems like an unfriendly act towards Israel. But it isn’t. Trump’s decision to pull US forces out of Syria is of a piece with outgoing US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley’s address on Tuesday to the UN Security Council regarding the Palestinian conflict with Israel. Both statements reflect the depths of the administration’s friendship and support for the State...
  • Trudeau Facing Macron Nightmare as Yellow Vests Come to Canada, Protest Taxes, Illegals

    12/19/2018 2:36:13 PM PST · by simpson96 · 22 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 12/18/2018 | Ben Marquis
    Canadians, many in yellow vests like those worn by anti-government protesters in France, demonstrate in Ottawa on Dec. 8. The streets of France have been rocked by the “yellow vest” protests over the past five weeks, named for the reflective safety vests worn by many protesters. The anti-government demonstrations began over an increased gasoline tax and spread to include other issues. In recent weeks, the protests extended beyond Paris and other French cities to include Belgium, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, among others, where outraged citizens are fed up with high taxes, strict regulations and an increasingly oppressive centralized...
  • ‘Peaceful’ Syrian refugee tests bomb in his back garden in Belgium

    12/20/2018 4:13:30 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 7 replies
    A 20-year-old Syrian refugee has been charged for terrorist activities and by the correctional court in Charleroi, Belgium. Newspaper HLN reports that the man, named Ahmed A., tested a bomb in his back garden in Mouscron. The Syrian national was already monitored after an FBI warning, Belgian officials said. The charges against the man are: Preparing a terrorist attack and participating in terrorist activities. After his arrest the man told via a translator that the explosives were to be used for fishing, but these remarks were rejected by the magistrate. She said the man was tracked down after his online...
  • Eurocrats Award Themselves Christmas Pay Rises, Juncker 'Causes Stir'

    12/19/2018 8:10:06 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 10 replies
    European Commissioners and other eurocrats are receiving substantial pay rises for Christmas, while the unelected executive’s controversial president Jean-Claude Juncker has been pictured having to be “supported by two employees” at a festive dinner in Vienna. ***** Top grade bureaucrats’ pay increases are being applied retroactively from July 2018, taking Juncker, as President of the European Commission, and fellow mandarin Donald Tusk, as President of the European Council, to salaries of around €32,700 a month.