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  • Submit to the Lord [charismatic caucus]

    05/19/2015 9:46:07 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 5-1915 | Jedediah,Bible
    Submit to the Lord and you will find, Breakthrough of a new kind, For in submission Heaven becomes clear, And you will see into things others fear, For The Father's Heart is Pure Above All, And only The Holy may access and call, For The Eyes of The Cherubim guard what is pure, So only the Holy are able to endure . . . Isaiah 6:5-8 5 Then said I, Woe is me! For I am undone and ruined, because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for...
  • Wiesenthal Centre urges Croatia to end pensions to Nazi allies

    05/19/2015 3:33:08 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 6 replies
    AFP ^ | May 19, 2015 | AFP
    Efraim Zuroff, director of the Jerusalem Office of the Simon Wiesenthal Center (AFP Photo/Christof Stache) Zagreb (AFP) - The Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center on Tuesday urged Croatia to stop paying pensions to people who served in the country's World War II Nazi-allied armed forces, labelling the policy an insult to their victims. "In view of the horrendous war crimes committed in the so-called Independent State of Croatia (NDH)... such a policy is inherently mistaken," the centre's chief Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff said in a letter to Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic. Paying pensions to members of the WWII Ustasha armed forces...
  • Why Is America Richer than Kazakhstan, and Why Has Estonia Surpassed Croatia?

    05/04/2015 9:12:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 4, 2015 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Even small differences in economic growth make a big difference to living standards over time. I frequently share this chart, which highlights how long it takes to double economic output based on different growth rates. I also use real-world examples to show how some nations become much richer than other nations within just a few decades because of better policy and faster growth.Here’s another way to approach the issue. Let’s use a hypothetical example to reinforce the importance of growth. If we went back to 1870 and assumed our economy’s nominal growth rate was one percentage point slower than it...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Meteor in the Milky Way

    04/23/2015 4:22:06 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    NASA ^ | April 23, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Earth's April showers include the Lyrid Meteor Shower, observed for more than 2,000 years when the planet makes its annual passage through the dust stream of long-period Comet Thatcher. A grain of that comet's dust, moving 48 kilometers per second at an altitude of 100 kilometers or so, is swept up in this night sky view from the early hours of April 21. Flashing toward the southeastern horizon, the meteor's brilliant streak crosses the central region of the rising Milky Way. Its trail points back toward the shower's radiant in the constellation Lyra, high in the northern springtime sky...
  • This newly declared microcountry wants to become the world's foremost tax haven

    04/22/2015 2:54:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/22/2015 | Ryan Gorman
    The world’s newest microcountry wants to become its foremost tax haven. Liberland, which sits on 2.7 square-miles of land along the Danube River between Serbia and Croatia, was founded earlier this month and plans to have only voluntary taxes. "We don’t want the state to take money from the people," Vít Jedlička, a native of Prague and Liberland's new president, told Business Insider in a phone interview. "We want to have voluntary taxes." Elected into office by a three-person committee, Jedlička says he started Liberland to “turn the concept of a state upside down.” After working as a financial analyst...
  • Birth of a nation? Czech pol claims to have established new country in no-mans land

    04/21/2015 9:26:53 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 22, 2015 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Welcome to Liberland, population 250,000and anyone else looking for a tax haven. A self-professed Libertarian politician from the Czech Republic says he has created a new, sovereign country on the Croatian-Serbia border where citizens decide their own tax burden, property and individual rights are respected and the national motto is "Live and Let Live."
  • This man just claimed a new European nation. 160,000 people already want to live there.

    04/21/2015 6:35:24 AM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 25 replies
    LittleRock ^ | 4/21/15 | Melanie Drury
    On your next holiday in Eastern Europe, make sure to include Liberland in your itinerary. In fact, if you wish, you are just in time to apply for citizenship of this newly founded country; you may just become one of the lucky 3-5000 people to be selected to form part of this new nation.
  • Greece draws up drachma plans, prepares to miss IMF payment

    04/03/2015 4:41:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | April 2, 2015 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, & Mehreen Khan
    Greece is drawing up drastic plans to nationalise the country's banking system and introduce a parallel currency to pay bills unless the eurozone takes steps to defuse the simmering crisis and soften its demands. Sources close to the ruling Syriza party said the government is determined to keep public services running and pay pensions as funds run critically low. It may be forced to take the unprecedented step of missing a payment to the International Monetary Fund next week.
  • Leaving Kosovo: Exodus of young people as frustration soars

    03/23/2015 4:59:25 PM PDT · by Dragonfly · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | March 23, 2015 | Guy De Launey
    Leaving Kosovo: Exodus of young people as frustration soars By Guy De Launey BBC News, Kosovo 22 March 2015 From the section Europe "We are like two million birds in one cage, but we are hoping for a better life" The scene in Mitrovica's 7 Arte Cafe seems convivial enough. Fairy lights twinkle, a mixture of Albanian and English-language hits play over the sound system and the 20-somethings gathered around the tables regularly break into laughter. But the joviality papers over a grim reality for these young people. Kosovo may have unilaterally declared independence from Serbia seven years ago, but...
  • Muslim members of the Waffen-SS 13th division at prayer during their training in Germany, 1943

    03/17/2015 4:26:22 PM PDT · by Salman · 21 replies
    The photo is taken during the division training at Neuhammer. The romantic notions that Himmler had about the Bosnian Muslims were probably significant in the divisions genesis. He was personally fascinated by the Islamic faith and believed that Islam created fearless soldiers. He envisioned the creation of a Bosnian SS division constituted solely of Bosnian Muslims in a manner similar to the Bosnian divisions of the old Austro-Hungarian Empire. Many of these soldiers came from Bosnia, and it was a conscious decision to fight the Communist Partisans and the nationalist Chetniks. The Nazis tried to cater to the Muslim religious...
  • Neanderthals Wore Eagle Talons As Jewelry 130,000 Years Ago

    03/13/2015 9:39:56 PM PDT · by blam · 40 replies
    Live Science ^ | 3-14-2015 | Megan Gannon
    Megan Gannon March 14, 2015The eight eagle talons from Krapina arranged with an eagle phalanx that was also found at the site. (Luka Mjeda, Zagreb) Long before they shared the landscape with modern humans, Neanderthals in Europe developed a sharp sense of style, wearing eagle claws as jewelry, new evidence suggests. Researchers identified eight talons from white-tailed eagles including four that had distinct notches and cut marks from a 130,000-year-old Neanderthal cave in Croatia. They suspect the claws were once strung together as part of a necklace or bracelet. "It really is absolutely stunning," study author David Frayer,...
  • Neanderthal jewelry? Discovery sheds light on predecessors' cognitive abilities

    03/12/2015 7:25:41 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    University of Kansas ^ | Wednesday, March 11, 2015 | George Diepenbrock
    A set of eagle talons found in present-day Croatia dated approximately 130,000 years ago includes several marks and polishing facets that show they were manipulated into a piece of jewelry, said David Frayer, a professor emeritus of anthropology who was part of the study... Frayer said the eight white-tailed eagle bones were discovered more than 100 years ago from a single level at the Krapina Neanderthal site, which was originally excavated between 1899-1905. However, researchers only recently recognized the cut marks on the bones as human manipulations. "There's just no doubt that they made it, and it was a necklace...
  • Croatian display team pilots could break for Qatar (aerobatics)

    03/12/2015 4:41:19 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Flightglobal.com ^ | 12 March 2015 | IGOR SALINGER
    Croatia's defence ministry has confirmed that six of countrys top instructor pilots all of them members of Krila Oluje ("Wings of Storm") aerobatic display team have applied to resign from active duty. According to sources quoted by local media, the pilots have received a superior offer from Qatar, with the Croatian daily Slobodna Dalmacija reporting that the Gulf state plans to form a display team with its new Pilatus PC-21 trainers to include the Croatian pilots. Igor Salinger/Aermedia.com Submitted on 4 March, the resignation requests will be decided on after consultation with the pilots and in accordance with...
  • Krajina Serbs to file lawsuit against Croatia for genocide in World War II

    02/24/2015 7:58:05 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 9 replies
    InSerbia Network Foundation ^ | February 23, 2015 | InSerbia Network Foundation
    JAGODINA Krajina Serbs will file a lawsuit against Croatia for genocide in World War II and ethnic cleansing in the 1990s, says former Republic of Serb Krajina Prime Minister Borislav Mikelic.Ustasa militia execute prisoners near the Jasenovac concentration camp.The work of the Serbs of Krajina, Kozara and the Grmec area does not end with the recent verdict by the International Court of Justice in The Hague and the dismissal of the Croatian lawsuit and the Serbian countersuit, Mikelic told Jagodina-based Palma plus television on Sunday. For World War II, there is undeniable, crystal-clear evidence that the Independent State of...
  • Croatia just canceled the debts of its poorest citizens

    02/02/2015 11:33:48 AM PST · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 31 January 2015 | Rick Noack
    Starting Monday, thousands of Croatia's poorest citizens will benefit from an unusual gift: They will have their debts wiped out. Named "fresh start," the government scheme aims to help some of the 317,000 Croatians whose bank accounts have been blocked due to their debts. Given that Croatia is a relatively small Mediterranean country of only 4.4 million inhabitants, the number of indebted citizens is significant and has become a major economic burden for the country. After six years of recession, growth predictions for Croatia's economy remain low for this year. "We assess that this measure will be applicable to some...
  • Hundreds attend Zagreb mass in honor of one of Europe's biggest mass murderers

    01/23/2015 6:46:51 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 26 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | December 29, 2014 | Sam Sokol
    Memorial held for World War II era dictator Ante Pavelić, whose fascist regime was allied with Nazi Germany.Ante Pavelić. (photo credit:Wikimedia Commons) Hundreds of Croatians attended a memorial mass in Zagreb on Sunday for World War II-era dictator Ante Pavelić, local media reported. Pavelić’s fascist regime was allied with Nazi Germany and was responsible for the murder of tens of thousands of Jews. Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Serbs were also murdered under his rule. Protesters yelling “Oppose the glorification of fascism” and other anti-fascist slogans pushed against police, who blocked them from entering the church. In a video of...
  • [Six+ years old story] Europe plunged into energy crisis as Russia cuts off gas supply via Ukraine

    01/14/2015 11:51:40 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 130 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | circa 2009 or before | Robert Lea
    Russia cut gas exports to Europe by 60 per cent today, plunging the continent into an energy crisis 'within hours' as a dispute with Ukraine escalated. This morning, gas companies in Ukraine said that Russia had completely cut off their supply. Six countries reported a complete shut-off of Russian gas shipped via Ukraine today, in a sharp escalation of a struggle over energy that threatens Europe as winter sets in. Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Croatia and Turkey all reported a halt in gas shipments from Russia through Ukraine. Croatia said it was temporarily reducing supplies to industrial customers while Bulgaria...
  • The Real Reason Russia Cancelled South Stream Part of channel(s): Ukraine (current event)

    12/21/2014 7:59:18 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 2 replies
    Liveleak.com, Syrianfreepress, www.south-streaminfo.com ^ | Dec-20-2014 | Alexander Mercouris - Russia Insider
    The Russians called the EUs bluff by pulling out of the project instead of accepting the EUs conditions and are cutting deals with China and Turkey instead.By Alexander Mercouris ~ Russia Insider The reaction to the cancellation of the Sound Stream project has been a wonder to behold and needs to be explained very carefully. In order to understand what has happened it is first necessary to go back to the way Russian-European relations were developing in the 1990s. Briefly, at that period, the assumption was that Russia would become the great supplier of energy and raw materials to Europe....
  • Turkey's Erdogan lashes out as lira tumbles

    12/13/2014 6:10:44 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    Whirled Nut Daily ^ | December 12, 2014 | Daniel Dombey
    ...its lowest levels against the dollar for almost a year, amid investor nervousness about emerging markets. By evening trade in Istanbul the currency had fallen beyond TL2.30 to the US dollar, more than 1 per cent down on the day and the weakest level since January, when the Turkish central bank moved to increase interest rates -- a dramatic shift in policy that at the time halted a precipitous drop in its value. ...Turkey is far from alone in being affected by strong US economic data that has heightened expectations of a US Federal Reserve interest rate rise and so...
  • Anthrax: Source of Fishy, Shaggy Dog Stories Pleads Fifth

    12/20/2007 4:52:43 AM PST · by TrebleRebel · 68 replies · 316+ views
    Blogger News ^ | 12/20/07 | Ross getman
    Anthrax: Source of Fishy, Shaggy Dog Stories Pleads Fifth December 20th, 2007 by Ross E. Getman In October 2007, the former Criminal Chief of the U.S. Attorneys Office for the District of Columbia, Daniel Seikaly, was deposed in the civil rights action by Steve Hatfill about whether he was the source of leaks relating to Steve Hatfill in connection with Newsweek and Washington Post stories about the use of bloodhounds and the draining of ponds in Frederick, Maryland. Attorney Seikaly pled the Fifth Amendment against self-incrimination in connection with most substantive questions. Attorney Seikaly has had a very distinguished career....
  • Divided Bosnia elects nationalists

    10/13/2014 10:50:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Published: 13/10/2014 - 10:53 | Updated: 13/10/2014 - 14:52 | (With Reuters)
    Nationalists with little shared vision of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s future were in the lead in an election for the three-person presidency yesterday (12 October), likely portending more dysfunction in a country still haunted by the divisions of a 1992-95 war. Based on a partial vote-count, authorities said Bakir Izetbegović, Dragan Čović and Željka Cvijanović were out in front in the race for the tri-partite state presidency, as the Bosniak, Croat and Serb representatives respectively. […] Izetbegovic campaigned on the need for a strong, unified state, Čović on the creation of a Croat entity within Bosnia, while Cvijanović is part of...
  • Turkey, Azerbaijan break ground for Trans-Anatolian Gas Pipeline

    09/20/2014 11:43:41 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 3 replies
    Turkey's energy minister has declared a gas pipeline a "peace corridor" linking the Caucasus with the Balkans. "We open the project as a peace corridor that is the result of 15 years hard work by Turkey and Azerbaijan. Through the South Caucasus pipeline and its backbone, the Trans-Anatolia pipeline, we connect the Caucasus with the Balkans. I wish every country could understand the true value of these projects and contribute with us," Taner Yıldız said while speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony of the South Caucasus pipeline in Baku on Sept. 20. The minister said energy security "ranks as one of...
  • Pentagon: Arms flow to Kurds increases; 7 nations join effort

    08/26/2014 8:20:40 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | August 26, 2014 | Jon Harper
    WASHINGTON The international effort to help Iraqis fight Islamic militants is heating up, with seven additional countries agreeing to provide arms to the Kurdish peshmerga forces. Albania, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Italy and the U.K. have committed to giving weapons and equipment to the embattled Kurds, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. The announcement comes about two weeks after Hagel set up a working group to find ways to accelerate arms deliveries to the Kurds. The Defense Department said the materiel is urgently needed as the Kurds take on the militant group known as the Islamic State, which has taken over...
  • Anniversary of Serb exodus during Croatia's Operation Storm and Bosnia's Operation Mistral marked

    08/05/2014 11:16:28 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 25 replies
    B92 ^ | August 5, 2014 | Tanjug
    The 19th anniversary of Serb exodus from Croatia in Operation Storm was marked in Serbia and the Serb Republic (RS) in Bosnia on Monday [August 4, 2014].The victims of the continuation of the military operation that took place in the territory of Bosnia-Herzegovina, known as Operation Mistral, were also remembered. In St. Marko's Church in Belgrade, Bishop Jovan of Slavonia headed the memorial service honoring slaughtered Serb civilians and soldiers. The memorial was co-served by priests of the Serbian Orthodox Church. In the speech delivered after the service, Bishop Jovan said that nobody can say that they seized Lika, Banija...
  • Freed But Not Free

    08/05/2014 10:04:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2014 | Marvin Olasky
    Jesus is not only the answer to just about every question in Sunday school. Hes also the answer to the question, Whos the best news commentator ever? For example heres a headline: Tower in Siloam Falls, Kills 18. And heres the news analysis from Jesus: Do you think they were worse offenders than all the others who lived in Jerusalem? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish (Luke 13). Ive just returned to America after visiting five countries that used to be part of Yugoslavia. One commonality was evident: Communisms slow dying a quarter-century...
  • EU states promote settler boycott amid Israel crisis

    07/04/2014 6:16:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 07/04/2014 @ 09:27 | Andrew Rettman
    Twelve EU countries have warned investors not to do business with Israeli settler entities, amid a security crisis in Israel and Palestine. The group includes: Austria; Belgium; Croatia; Denmark; Finland; Greece; Ireland; Luxembourg; Malta; Portugal; Slovakia; and Slovenia. Portugal published its statement on Wednesday (2 July) and the others came out on Thursday. France, Italy, and Spain put out similar communiques earlier this week. Germany and the UK already did it months ago. Poland is expected to publish a warning shortly. The Irish foreign ministry said the action has been coordinated at EU level.
  • FIFA Investigates Homophobic, Racist Remarks From Mexico And 3 Other World Cup Nations

    06/22/2014 5:17:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Latin Times ^ | 6/19/14 | Donovan Longo
    World Cup nations Mexico, Brazil, Croatia and Russia are currently under investigation by FIFA. The international governing body of association football are reportedly looking into the fan behavior of these four national football teams regarding recent actions at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Fans of El Tri, the Mexican national football team currently competing in the international tournament are allegedly set to receive disciplinary actions, according to NBC the penalizing procedures have already begun for Mexicos loyal fans. FIFAs response comes in the wake of fans seemingly obvious, though still at this point alleged racist and homophobic remarks and...
  • Why Croatian Soccer Fans Could Make Everyone Very Uncomfortable in Brazil

    05/28/2014 9:13:23 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 17 replies
    SLATE ^ | May 26, 2014 | Harrison Stark
    With two weeks to go before the World Cup, its time to get acquainted with whos going to Brazil. Slates team-by-team previews will run in reverse order of the countries predicted finish at the World Cup. Team No. 24: Croatia. Theres a famous Twilight Zone episode, The Odyssey of Flight 33, in which an airplane gets lost in the clouds. As the crew emerges from the fog, they find that theyre millions of years in the past. Looking out the airplane window at the dinosaurs below, the co-pilot, quaking with fear, addresses his passengers: Were in trouble. Feeling trapped in...
  • Muslims Crucify Two Christian Teenagers For Refusing To Convert To Islam

    Muslims in Syria crucified two Christian teenagers for refusing to convert to Islam. The story was reported on a Croatian Catholic website. According to Sister Raghida, former head of the Christian school in Damascus, the Muslims came to the two youths and said: So you want to die as a teacher in whom you trust? Please choose: either to renounce ( faith ) or you will be crucified! One of them was crucified in front of his father, who was afterwards killed. The jihadists entered the city of Maaloula and started killing men, women, and children. They did not just...
  • Croatian leader at Jasenovac: Evil should not be forgotten

    05/10/2014 1:24:21 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 7 replies
    B92 ^ | May 5, 2014 | Tanjug
    JASENOVAC -- A commemoration marking the 69th anniversary of the breakout of prisoners of the Ustasha death camp Jasenovac was held on Sunday [May 4, 2014.](Beta/Hina) Attending the event, Croatian President Ivo Josipović said genocide had occurred at that location and that it should never be forgotten. Josipović called on everyone to protect the memory of the people who had died in that camp, a place that would remain in collective memory forever, the Croatian electronic media reported. "Evil should be called by its real name, opposed and denied any opportunity to happen ever again," he stated. Evil is not...
  • Jasenovac, Croatia and the politics of genocide

    04/24/2014 4:38:37 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 5 replies
    Reiss Institute ^ | April 22, 2014 | Nebojsa Malic
    On April 22, 1945, a group of surviving inmates broke out of Nazi Croatias main death camp, Jasenovac. Just fifty years later, their memories and the grisly history of Jasenovac had become prey to politics, propaganda, and historical revisionism more concerned with the 1990s Yugoslav wars than with the truth about Independent Croatia and its factory of death. South Gate of Jasenovac III Brickworks camp; (via Donja Gradina Memorial Association) On April 10, 1941, four days after armies of the German Reich and their allies attacked the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, Croat nationalists (Ustasha) allied with Hitler and Mussolini...
  • Patriarch holds memorial service for Jasenovac victims

    04/23/2014 12:43:03 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 5 replies
    B92 ^ | April 22, 2014 | Tanjug
    MLAKA -- Patriarch Irinej of the Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) on Tuesday held a memorial service in Mlaka near Jasenovac, the site of Croatia's WW2 death camp.(Photo: Tanjug, file) April 22 is the anniversary of the Jasenovac breakthrough staged by the camp's prisoners. The day is also marked in Serbia as Holocaust Remembrance Day. After liturgy services lead by Patriarch Irinej, Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral and Bishop Jovan of Lipljan and other clerical dignitaries, a commemoration was held to honor the Jasenovac victims. "The church in Mlaka is built on the land of the sufferers where hundreds...
  • Did prehistoric man enter Europe through the Balkans?

    08/23/2007 4:41:47 AM PDT · by Renfield · 14 replies · 345+ views
    SAWF.org ^ | 8-22-07
    Could the Balkans, rather than previously accepted areas such as the Strait of Gibralter, have been the entry point for the first men in Europe? ORESHETZ, Bulgaria (AFP) - A team of 20 Bulgarian and French archeologists are trying to prove this theory after 11 years of excavation and research in the Kozarnika cave in northwestern Bulgaria. The digging up at this mountainous site of traces of human activity dating back 1.4 to 1.6 million years throws into question theories about when and where man first set foot in Europe. According to current theories, the Europeans' prehistoric ancestors came into...
  • UKRAINE: Pro-Russian activists tried to get rid of the OSCE observation

    04/02/2014 6:59:12 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 1 replies
    Channel TVi ^ | April 2 , 22:30
    Representatives of the OSCE tried to drive away in Kharkiv. Dozens of pro-Russian activists demanded that the monitoring mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe did not intervene in the situation in Ukraine. Protesters called for even begin work. Required the guests to leave Ukraine because they, in their opinion, biased . We recall that yesterday came to Kharkov observers. ***OSCE observers, headed by the Chairman of the monitoring mission in Ukraine Ambassador Adam Koberatsky arrived in Kharkov. The members of the mission will conduct monitoring of the social and political developments in the region and ways...
  • 18 countries ratify UN Arms Trade Treaty

    04/02/2014 11:02:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 2, 2014 1:47 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    Eighteen countries, including five of the worlds leading arms exporters, ratified a landmark treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade on Wednesday, giving a significant boost to the campaign for the treatys entry into force. [] Five of the worlds top 10 arms exportersBritain, France, Germany, Italy and Spainturned in their ratification documents at the ceremony. The other 13 were Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Malta, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. Among the hold-outs is the United States, the worlds largest weapons exporter. The Obama administration has signed the treaty but there is strong resistance in...
  • Sunday referendum may see Venice elect to secede from Italy

    03/16/2014 9:20:39 AM PDT · by ClaytonP · 29 replies
    Voting begins Sunday on a referendum on whether Venice and its surrounding region should secede from the rest of Italy, in an attempt to restore its 1,000-year history as a sovereign republic. La Serenissima or the Most Serene Republic of Venice was an independent trading power for a millennium before its last leader was deposed by Napoleon in 1797.
  • Croatian Girls: Patriotic, Catholic- and Cute!

    03/07/2014 7:53:33 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 26 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 07 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Ex-Russian Chess Champ Kasparov Granted Croatian Citizenship

    03/02/2014 8:45:51 PM PST · by BlueDragon · 5 replies
    theJewishPress.com ^ | March 2, 2014 | JTA
    Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov, born Garik Kimovich Weinstein, the head of a pro-democracy group in his native Russia, was granted Croatian citizenship. Kasparov reportedly became a Croatian citizen last week after applying for citizenship in early February. He owns a home in Croatia and speaks the language, according to reports. The founder and chairman of United Civil Front is a vocal critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Kasparov was arrested and beaten by police in 2012, and spent several days in jail, according to The Guardian newspaper. Read more at: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/ex-russian-chess-champ-kasparov-granted-croatian-citizenship/2014/03/02/
  • EU halts research, educational talks with Switzerland (the bullying starts)

    02/17/2014 6:33:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:34pm GMT | Adrian Croft and Katharina Bart
    The European Union said on Sunday it has postponed negotiations with Switzerland on its participation in multibillion-dollar research and educational schemes in the latest fallout from a shock Swiss vote in favor of immigration curbs. The decision follows Switzerlands announcement that the result of last weeks referendum on immigration means that it will not be able to sign a labor market pact with new EU member Croatia on July 1 as planned. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has warned that the narrow Swiss vote to restore quotas for migrants from the EU in breach of an accord with Brussels,...
  • Protest to Vatican over intent to declare Stepinac saint

    02/16/2014 4:18:32 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 37 replies
    TANJUG ^ | February 14, 2014 | Tanjug
    ZAGREB - Alen Budaj, an associate of the Jerusalem-based Simon Wiesenthal Center, has said that the coutries that are legal successors to the former Yugoslavia, Serbia in particular, must send a strong diplomatic protest to the Vatican over its intention declare Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac a saint. The Vatican has officially confirmed that Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac will soon be declared a saint. Immediately upon the entering of the Germans in Zagreb, on April 10, 1941, Stepinac supported the establishment of the Independent State of Croatia (ISC), which was declared a state by the Ustasha (Croatian fascist movement), and in 1945, he...
  • Sensational confession of Ibran Mustafic, Bosnian Muslim war veteran and politician [SREBRENICA]

    02/02/2014 11:58:25 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 15 replies
    There Must be Justice ^ | January 23, 2014 | Grey Carter
    Sensational confession of Ibran Mustafic, Bosnian Muslim war veteran and politician: "We were killing our own people in Srebrenica."At least 1,000 Bosnian Muslims from Srebrenica were killed by their compatriots during the breakthrough to Tuzla in July 1995, because there were lists of those who have to be prevented from reaching the freedom,at any cost said one of the founders of the SDA in Srebrenica, Ibran Mustafic. ** Ibran Mustafic is the author of the book Planned Chaos whereas some of the crimes committed by soldiers of the (Muslim) Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina against Serbs are for the...
  • Eastern Europes Christian Reawakening

    01/19/2014 5:05:00 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 25 replies
    First Things ^ | 1-17-14 | Filip Mazurczak
    In Hungary, Croatia, and elsewhere in Eastern Europe, a pro-family, pro-life revolution and a rediscovery of Christian roots is occurring. While few in the American media have noticed, this trend should challenge those who simply lament Europes moral malaise. Unnoticed in the shadow of a secularized west, religions public role has been growing in the east since the collapse of communism. Since taking power in 2010, Prime Minister Viktor Orbana charismatic veteran of Hungarys anti-Communist undergroundhas victoriously stood at the forefront of what Americans call the culture wars. In 2011, Orbans government ratified a new constitution that defines marriage as...
  • Welfare spending: how Britain outstrips Europe

    01/19/2014 2:30:35 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 15 Jan 2014 | Joel Gunter and Dan Palmer
    Welfare spending in Britain has increased faster than almost any other country in Europe since 2000, new figures show. The cost of unemployment benefits, housing support and pensions as share of the economy has increased by more than a quarter over the past thirteen years growing at a faster rate than in most of the developed world. Spending has gone up from 18.6 per cent of GDP to 23.7 per cent of GDP an increase of 27 per cent, according to figures from the OECD, the club of most developed nations. By contrast, the average increase in welfare...
  • Bob Dylan Charged in France Over Croatia Remarks

    12/03/2013 1:10:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 3, 2013 7:43 AM EST
    French authorities have filed preliminary charges against Bob Dylan over a 2012 interview in which he is quoted comparing Croatians to Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan. The charges of public insult and inciting hate were filed against the musician in mid-November, Paris prosecutors office spokeswoman Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre said Tuesday. They stem from a lawsuit by a Croatian community group in France over remarks in an interview in Rolling Stone magazine in September 2012.
  • Croatians vote against same-sex marriage

    12/01/2013 1:51:10 PM PST · by annalex · 23 replies
    thenews.com.pk ^ | December 02, 2013
    ZAGREB: A majority of Croatians voted in a referendum Sunday to ban gay marriages in what is a major victory for the Catholic Church-backed conservatives in the European Unions newest nation. The state electoral commission, citing near complete results, said 65 percent of those who voted answered "yes" to the referendum question: "Do you agree that marriage is matrimony between a man and a woman?" About 34 percent voted against. The result meant that Croatias constitution will be amended to ban same-sex marriage. The vote has deeply divided Croatia. Liberal groups have said the referendums question infringes on basic human...
  • Croatia votes on move to outlaw gay marriage

    12/01/2013 10:41:29 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 9 replies
    AFP / Yahoo News ^ | December 1, 2013 | Lajla Veselica
    Zagreb (AFP) - Voters in staunchly Catholic Croatia cast ballots on Sunday in a controversial referendum whose results are expected to outlaw same-sex marriage in the European Union's newest member state. Some 3.8 million eligible voters were to decide on whether to amend the country's constitution to include a definition of marriage as a "union between a woman and a man". The current constitution does not define marriage. Passions have run high in Croatia ahead of the vote, with the Church-backed 'yes' camp citing the defence of traditional family values, and their opponents accusing them of discrimination against gays. Despite...
  • EU puts Turks on 10-year timeline

    10/06/2004 10:25:30 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 15 replies · 293+ views
    The Australian ^ | October 06 2004 | Nicolas Rothwell
    AFTER 40 years of hesitation and seven hard years of reform and lobbying, Turkey is basking today in the most qualified of invitations to begin the process of joining Europe - a continent whose eastern half the Ottoman empire controlled for centuries. A European Commission report released yesterday, which paves the way for a deciding vote by the 25-member European Union at its December summit, was heavily qualified, and Turkish leaders were muted in their expressions of delight at their initial success. Presenting the decision to the European parliament last night, commission president Romano Prodi said it was a "qualified...
  • Croats 'celebrate with pro-Nazi chants'

    11/21/2013 6:10:20 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 3 replies
    www.espnfc.com ^ | November 20, 2013 | ESPN Staff
    ZAGREB, Croatia -- Croatia's World Cup qualification celebrations have been marred by apparent pro-Nazi chants by fans and defender Joe Simunic. Croatia qualified for the World Cup with a 2-0 win over Iceland on Tuesday. Video footage appears to show Simunic taking a microphone to the field after the match and shouting"For the homeland!" ["Za dom spremni!"] to the fans. The fans respond: "Ready!" That was the war call used by Ustashas, the Croatian pro-Nazi puppet regime that ruled the state during World War II when tens of thousands Jews, Serbs and others perished in concentration camps. The Australian-born Simunic...
  • U.N. Delegates Applaud As State of Palestine Casts First Vote

    11/19/2013 12:41:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 19, 2013 - 4:37 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    Delegates at the U.N. General Assembly applauded enthusiastically on Monday as the Palestinian representative to the world body for the first time cast a vote on behalf of the State of Palestine. The vote itselffor a judge to serve on the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)was a relatively minor one, but Palestinian delegate Riyad Mansour called it symbolically significant. The modern-day State of Israel came into being as a result of a U.N. resolution in 1947, which partitioned the then-British mandated territory into a Jewish and an Arab state. The resolution was accepted by the Jewish...
  • Bosnia digging up what could be biggest mass grave

    10/31/2013 12:26:41 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 11 replies
    Two decades after Serb soldiers conducted house-to-house searches in a campaign of ethnic killings in Bosnia, forensic scientists are digging up what could turn out to be the largest mass grave from the 1992-95 war.