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  • George Soros says Europe faces 'oblivion' as right-wing parties set to win big in European election

    02/12/2019 2:41:58 PM PST · by Mechanicos · 51 replies
    Fox news ^ | 2/12/2019 | Adam Shaw
    Left-wing billionaire George Soros, in a rare op-ed, has fired a warning shot to what he describes as the “sleeping pro-European majority” ahead of the European Parliament elections in May -- saying Europe needs to "wake up before it is too late" and before nationalist parties take control.
  • US and EU must link arms against MALIGN influence and ‘future problem’ of China

    02/09/2019 6:43:48 PM PST · by cba123 · 12 replies
    Express UK ^ | February 9, 2019 | By EMILY FERGUSON
    EUROPE and the US should put their trade tensions aside and “link arms” against the future threat of China, Donald Trumps’s EU ambassador has said. -- Gordon Sondland, US ambassador to the European Union, said China’s influence was “malign” and the US and EU should join forces and overcome their current trade tensions. He recommended they combine “mutual energies” and take on the East Asian nation on three fronts: economically, from an intelligence standpoint and militarily. But the USA and EU are currently locked in a trade war with little hope of progress. (Please see full article at the link)
  • Human Rights court to deliver huge ruling on surveillance

    02/09/2019 7:46:44 AM PST · by rktman · 2 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 2/8/3029 | unknown
    The European Court of Human Rights Grand Chamber is preparing to deliver a major ruling on government surveillance tactics, reports Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. The court has agreed to review Big Brother Watch v. U.K., a case that already has resulted in condemnation of federal spying from a panel of the court. Amnesty International explained the case centers on Britain’s “bulk surveillance powers” and will be viewed as a precedent elsewhere. Amnesty leads a coalition of human rights organizations seeking a definitive judgment that would end bulk interception of communications. The issue also has been in the courts in the...
  • EU to UK: No renegotiating Brexit

    02/07/2019 5:02:56 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 54 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/2/19
    President Jean-Claude Juncker of the European Commission has told British Prime Minister Theresa May that her 27 European Union partner countries will not renegotiate their agreement on Britain's exit from the EU. Calling it "a carefully balanced compromise", Juncker spokesman Margaritis Schinas said that May "raised various options" for getting around the main sticking point in the Brexit negotiations, the backstop arrangement to avoid checks on the Irish border. May and Juncker are due to meet again ...
  • Macedonian PM Says Joining NATO Will Assure Peace in Balkans

    02/05/2019 9:32:48 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 5 replies
    VOA News ^ | Feb 4, 2019 | Ken Schwartz
    Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev says the entire Balkans will have prosperity and lasting peace when Macedonia joins NATO. Zaev spoke in Sofia, Bulgaria Monday — two days before Macedonia signs the accession protocol at NATO headquarters in Brussels. "Macedonia has been waiting for 27 years to become a member of NATO. Zaev said. "Today, Macedonia has the hope of having open doors." Greece had blocked Macedonia's efforts to join NATO and the EU because of a long-running dispute over the use of the name 'Macedonia' — shared both by a historic region of northern Greece and the former Yugoslav...
  • Germany's Merkel drops hint of a 'creative' Brexit compromise

    02/04/2019 10:44:44 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 54 replies
    reuters.com ^ | FEBRUARY 4, 2019 | Andreas Rinke
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday offered a way to break the deadlock over the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, calling for a “creative” compromise to allay concerns over the future of Irish border arrangements.
  • Brexit: Talks on backstop 'alternative arrangements'

    02/04/2019 3:37:30 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 209 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 4 February 2019 | BBC
    Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay, MPs and government officials will discuss alternative arrangements to the Irish backstop as three days of talks begin. The Alternative Arrangements Working Group, with Leave and Remain MPs, will meet for the first time on Monday after the Commons voted to find another way of avoiding a hard Irish border. Home Secretary Sajid Javid has said "existing technology" could be used. The Irish PM said the UK was reviewing ideas that had "already been rejected".
  • Queen to be evacuated if Brexit turns ugly – reports

    02/03/2019 12:32:31 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 65 replies
    thegaurdian.com ^ | February 3, 2019 | Reuters
    British officials have revived cold war emergency plans to relocate the royal family should there be riots in London if Britain suffers a disruptive departure from the European Union, two Sunday newspapers have reported.
  • BBC News gaffe sees Second World War footage played over Theresa May Brexit item

    01/31/2019 11:29:30 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 36 replies
    standard.co.uk ^ | January 30, 2019 | James Morris
    As Wednesday’s News at Six show wrapped up, presenter Sophie Raworth reminded her audience of the night’s main news item. “Theresa May," she announced, "says she intends to go back to Brussels to renegotiate her Brexit deal, but EU leaders say the deal is done…” But as Ms Raworth mentioned the Prime Minister’s name, the screen instead cut to archive footage of Second World War planes in the sky.
  • Brexit: May goes back to Brussels but EU says nothing has changed

    01/29/2019 9:59:18 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | January 29, 2019 | Heather Stewart and Daniel Boffey
    Theresa May was handed a two-week deadline to resuscitate her Brexit deal last night after she caved to Tory Eurosceptics and pledged to go back to Brussels to demand changes to the Irish backstop. With just 59 days to go until exit day, MPs narrowly passed a government-backed amendment, tabled by the senior Tory Graham Brady, promising to replace the Irish backstop with unspecified “alternative arrangements”. But within minutes of the Commons result the European council president, Donald Tusk, announced that the EU was not prepared to reopen the deal. “The withdrawal agreement is, and remains, the best and only...
  • The world needs to start panicking about Brexit

    01/29/2019 1:19:11 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 65 replies
    cnn.com ^ | January 29, 2019 | James Ball
    ... The UK stands just two months away from a no-deal Brexit that will crash the world's economy. As it stands, no plan to prevent it commands a majority of its own MPs -- let alone the support of MPs and European negotiating partners. And no one is panicking. Perhaps they should be.
  • Brexit: Boris Johnson predicts Theresa May fightback with 'freedom clause'

    01/27/2019 10:42:53 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies
    news.sky.com ^ | January 28, 2019 | Jon Craig
    Only days after a surprise visit to Downing Street, Boris Johnson is predicting a Brexit fightback by Theresa May and a breakthrough in her battle with rebel Tory MPs in crucial Commons votes. On the eve of a second showdown with MPs on her Brexit proposals, two weeks after her humiliating defeat by 230 votes, the prime minister has received an unexpected boost from Mr Johnson. After his Downing Street visit last week, it was reported that after long talks with government chief whip Julian Smith, Mr Johnson was close to backing Mrs May's Brexit deal with a time limit...
  • UK cannot simply trade on WTO terms after no-deal Brexit, say experts

    01/27/2019 2:15:36 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 44 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | January 27, 2019 | Amelia Hill
    The UK will be unable to have frictionless, tariff-free trade under World Trade Organization rules for up to seven years in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to two leading European Union law specialists. The ensuing chaos could double food prices and plunge Britain into a recession that could last up to 30 years, claim the lawyers who acted for Gina Miller in the historic case that forced the government to seek parliament’s approval to leave the EU. It has been claimed that the UK could simply move to WTO terms if there is no deal with the EU....
  • Nigel Farage speech at Leave Means Leave rally

    01/25/2019 12:16:58 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    The Sun/YouTube ^ | January 21, 2019 | Nigel Farage
    THERESA May today started a great Brexit love-in as she begged opposition MPs to help her get a deal.
  • Dyson to move company HQ to Singapore

    01/24/2019 11:17:30 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 62 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | January 22, 2019 | Rupert Neate
    Sir James Dyson, the British billionaire inventor and outspoken Brexiter who called on the government to walk away from the EU without a deal, is moving the headquarters of his vacuum cleaner and hair dryer technology company to Singapore.
  • Far-right groups could exploit Brexit tensions - police

    01/22/2019 10:23:05 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    bbc.com ^ | January 23, 2019 | BBC
    The "febrile" atmosphere around Brexit could be exploited by far-right extremists, the UK's most senior counter-terrorism officer has warned. Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said 18 terror plots were foiled in Britain since 2017, four of them far-right. He said a "far-right drift into extreme right-wing terrorism" was a concern but officers were working to ensure groups did not gain a "foothold". Mr Basu added leaving the EU with no deal would be "very bad" for policing. The head of the Metropolitan Police's counter-terrorism operations was speaking at the launch of a new cinema advert aimed at encouraging people to report...
  • Macron & Merkel Booed Before Signing ‘European Army’ Treaty

    01/22/2019 5:55:17 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 24 replies
    InfoWars ^ | 1/22/19
    Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron were booed during the signing of a treaty that takes another giant leap towards establishing a European army. Video footage shows the two leaders posing for photographs in Aix-la-Chapelle, Germany earlier today as a chorus of jeers can be heard in the background. According to Sputnik, “the treaty will reportedly strengthen the existing ties between Germany and France, in particular, in the fields of economic, foreign and security policy, education and culture, research and technologies, climate and environment, as well as cooperation between border regions and civil societies” and “is intended as a step towards...
  • 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.
  • The EU Copyright Directive is about to make the internet worse for almost everyone

    01/21/2019 4:30:03 PM PST · by aimhigh · 28 replies
    Android Central ^ | 01/20/2019 | Alex Dobie
    The European Union's new Copyright Directive stands to dramatically change the way we consume news and other online content. Although originally intended to ensure creators and news organizations are fairly compensated for their work, the directive will more likely make quality news harder to find, throw financial and technical roadblocks in the way of smaller online publishers and creators, stifle free speech and negatively impact internet culture. Article 11 requires online news aggregators like Google, Facebook or Twitter to pay licensing fees to news organizations when showing snippets of their coverage, and forces news organizations to charge these fees. ....
  • 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