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  • Teacher beheaded in France after showing Mohammed cartoons

    10/16/2020 10:56:23 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 40 replies
    France24 ^ | October 16, 2020 | Agence France-Presse
    A French teacher who had recently shown students cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed was beheaded outside his school on Friday, in what President Emmanuel Macron called an "Islamist terrorist attack". The assailant, whose identity has not been established, was shot by police as they tried to arrest him and later died of his injuries, police said. The attacker shouted "Allahu Akbar" ("God is greatest") as police confronted him, a cry often heard in jihadist attacks, a police source said.
  • EU chief self-isolates as virus makes its mark at a summit

    10/15/2020 10:50:11 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 1 replies
    AP ^ | 10 15 2020 | LORNE COOK and RAF CASERT
    BRUSSELS (AP) — As a renewed wave of the coronavirus sweeps across much of Europe, the reality of the disease struck a summit of European Union leaders on Thursday when one of the 27-nation bloc’s top officials abandoned the meeting to go into self-imposed quarantine. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen left the summit venue in Brussels shortly after the meeting began because one of her close staffers tested positive for COVID-19. “I myself have tested negative,” von der Leyen, a doctor by training, tweeted. “However, as a precaution I am immediately leaving the European Council to go into...
  • "The EU is a firm supporter of the Palestinian Authority"

    10/08/2020 1:04:42 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/10/20
    A spokesperson for the EU responded today (Thursday) to the report according to which the European Union links aid to PA to financial ties with Israel. According to the report, European Union leaders told the Palestinian Authority that they will refuse to provide financial aid as long as it refuses to accept tax revenues collected by Israel. "The EU and its Member States are and continue to be the largest international financial supporter of Palestinians. The EU is a firm supporter of the Palestinian Authority", the spokesperson said to Arutz Sheva. "The EU and many partners in the international community...
  • The EU Throws a Futile Temper Tantrum

    10/03/2020 5:01:33 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 2 Oct, 2020 | CAMERON HILDITCH
    Earlier this week, the House of Commons in Westminster passed the Internal Markets Bill, a law that asserts British sovereignty over sovereign British territory. Fairly uncontroversial, right? Downright tautological, even. Not according to the European Union. As I wrote about here, the British government made an ill-advised decision last year to sign on to a very bad Withdrawal Agreement with the European Union. The text of this agreement allowed the EU to economically annex Northern Ireland, one of the four constituent nations of the United Kingdom, and to keep it under the European customs and regulation regime. The EU’s pretense...
  • Hungary only EU country to send minister to Israel-UAE accord signing

    09/14/2020 10:22:52 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 20 replies
    ynetnews ^ | 9/14/20 | reuters
    Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto will be the only EU diplomatic leader to attend the signing ceremony on Tuesday in Washington for the Israel-United Arab Emirates peace deal, his spokesman said on Sunday. “At the invitation of U.S. President Donald Trump, as the only European Union minister, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto will also attend ... the signing ceremony in the White House on Tuesday,” Mate Paczolay told Hungarian news agency MTI. Under the accord, which Trump helped broker, Israel agreed to suspend its planned annexation of areas of the West Bank. The agreement also firms up opposition to regional power...
  • UK singes first major post-brexit deal with japan

    09/11/2020 3:19:18 AM PDT · by sinsofsolarempirefan · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | BBC
    The UK has struck its first major post-Brexit trade deal after signing an agreement in principle with Japan which aims to boost trade by about Ł15bn. International Trade Secretary Liz Truss said it was an "historic moment". She said it would bring "new wins" for British businesses in manufacturing, food and drink, and tech industries. Critics said while the deal may be of symbolic importance it would boost UK GDP by only 0.07%, a fraction of the trade that could be lost with the EU. Friday's deal still needs approval by Japan's parliament. Trade representatives there forecast the agreement should...
  • EU warns Serbia, Kosovo over Israel embassy move

    09/08/2020 3:35:19 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 25 replies
    ap ^ | 9/7/2020 | Lorne Cook
    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union warned Serbia and Kosovo on Monday that they could undermine their EU membership hopes by moving their Israeli embassies to Jerusalem, as U.S. President Donald Trump’s surprise announcement about the change left officials in Belgrade and Pristina scrambling to limit the political fallout. In an unexpected move last week, Trump said that Serbia and Kosovo had agreed to normalize economic ties as part of U.S.-brokered talks that include Belgrade moving its embassy to Jerusalem, and mutual recognition between Israel and Kosovo. It surprised the Europeans, who are leading complex talks between Serbia and its...
  • EU crisis: Showdown with Turkey sparks military fears as Erdogan mocks Macron's threats

    07/25/2020 7:02:10 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 45 replies ^ | Sat, Jul 25, 2020 | | By OLI SMITH
    AN UNPRECEDENTED EU crisis looms as tensions between the Brussels bloc and Turkey escalate along its border, as Greece warns it will do "whatever is necessary" to defend itself from Ankara. Earlier this week, Athens vowed to defend its rights against "any type of threat" after Turkey confirmed plans to send oil-and-gas research vessels to the Eastern Mediterranean. Greek armed forces are officially on 'high alert' and are monitoring Turkish movements in the region. French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday gave his backing to Greece in the dispute. Mr Macron called for sanctions against Turkey, adding he will soon call...
  • Locust plague spreads to Europe as Sardinia sees worst attack in 70 years, Italy

    07/23/2020 11:55:49 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 66 replies
    watchers ^ | 7/22/2020 | Julie Celestial
    After ravaging countries in Africa, the Middle East, and India, swarms of locust have now made their way to Europe as the Italian region of Sardinia recently saw its worst attack in 70 years. Around 30 000 ha (74 000 acres) of crops have been affected in Nuoro City alone, according to the Italian Journalist Agency (AGI). "When the locusts arrived in mid-May, my cabbages were small, it wasn't harvesting time yet, they were all still in the field. Then the swarm came through, started to devour all the leaves, leaving only the stem," a Sardinian farmer named Giovanni said....
  • Bitter coronavirus summit exposes trust deficit among EU leaders

    07/19/2020 9:44:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 07/19/2020
    [T]he latest three-day gathering of EU leaders, with a €1.8tn (Ł1.6tn) financial plan at stake, may be one of the most acrimonious yet. Dinner on the first evening was “a bit surly” according to Dutch prime minister, Mark Rutte, after other leaders rounded on him over his insistence on being able to veto others’ access to a €750bn coronavirus recovery fund, if their economic reforms were deemed inadequate. Bulgaria’s prime minister, Boyko Borissov, accused Rutte of wanting to be “the police of Europe”, while Poland’s leader, Mateusz Morawiecki, called Rutte and his “frugal” north European allies “misers”. The second big...
  • Over 230 lawmakers from around the world call on European Union to ban Hezbollah

    07/17/2020 6:03:34 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/7/20
    In an unprecedented transatlantic initiative, over 230 cross-party lawmakers from Europe, North America, and Israel urged the European Union (EU) to designate Hezbollah in its entirety as a terrorist organization. The leadership of the Transatlantic Friends of Israel (TFI), who spearheaded the campaign, sent the Transatlantic Declaration on Friday morning to EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, HRVP Josep Borrell, European Council President Charles Michel, European Parliament President David Sassoli and to the governments of all EU member states. Friday’s campaign launch marks the eve of the twin anniversaries of Hezbollah’s deadly bomb attacks on the AMIA Jewish community...
  • Poland presidential election: Pro-EU hopeful Rafal Trzaskowski neck and neck with incumbent Duda

    07/11/2020 2:02:50 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies ^ | July 9, 2020 | Alice Tidey
    With just three days to go, the race to be Poland's next president is too close to call. Latest polling by Kantar currently credits the Warsaw mayor and opposition candidate Rafal Trzaskowski with 50.6 per cent of the vote. Incumbent president Andrzej Duda, an independent aligned with the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party is seen gathering 49.4 per cent of the vote. Duda, 48, was widely expected to win the election before the COVID-19 pandemic hit Europe. The economic impact of lockdown and a controversial attempt to push ahead with an election in May significantly narrowed his lead. The...
  • Europeans harden views towards US and EU after pandemic

    07/05/2020 7:34:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies ^ | 29 June 2020 12:38 CEST+02:00 | Ben McPartland/AFP/The Local
    “Trust in Trump’s America is gone.” The coronavirus crisis has caused a dramatic deterioration in the European public perception of the US and left many believing the EU had become “irrelevant”, new polling finds. The new survey by the European Council for Foreign Relations (ECFR) says the pandemic has traumatized Europeans and left them “feeling alone and vulnerable”. The survey studied the views of Europeans towards the EU and notably its response to the coronavirus crisis and the results did not make for positive reading. “There is a powerful sense among citizens of almost all surveyed member states that their...
  • Most US travelers will be barred from EU when bloc reopens

    06/27/2020 6:52:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 26, 2020 | Matina Stevis-Gridneff
    The European Union will bar most travelers from the United States, Russia and dozens of other countries considered too risky because they have not controlled the coronavirus outbreak, EU officials said Friday. By contrast, travelers from more than a dozen countries that are not overwhelmed by the coronavirus will be welcomed when the bloc reopens after months of lockdown Wednesday. The acceptable countries also include China — but only if China allows EU travelers to visit as well, the officials said.
  • American tourists could be barred from Europe when borders reopen

    06/24/2020 8:36:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies ^ | 23 June 2020 22:28 CEST+02:00
    American travelers look set to be denied entry to the EU when the bloc reopens its borders on July 1st, according to reports, while those from Australia and New Zealand will likely to be allowed to return. Europe will reopen its external borders on July 1st but American tourists may not be allowed to travel because the US is still considered a risk due to the high number of COVID-19 cases.Hard-hit countries such as Brazil, Mexico, Russia and India are also facing a continued travel ban. EU officials are reportedly frantically drawing up a list of countries whose nationals will...
  • Message to the Senate of the United States on the Agreement between the United States of America and the Republic of Croatia

    06/18/2020 1:02:32 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2 replies ^ | June 18, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    TO THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES:With a view to receiving advice and consent of the Senate to ratification, I transmit herewith the Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Croatia comprising the instrument as contemplated by Article 3(2) of the Agreement on Extradition between the United States of America and the European Union, signed June 25, 2003, as to the Application of the Treaty on Extradition signed on October 25, 1901 (the “U.S.-Croatia Extradition Agreement”), and the Agreement between the Government of the United States and the Government of the...
  • Merkel Pushes E.U. 'Global Government' Role: The World Needs More Europe.....

    06/18/2020 5:04:43 AM PDT · by caww · 38 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6/18/2020 | SIMON KENT
    Merkel outlined her objectives Thursday for Germany’s forthcoming 6-month presidency of the EU, saying a more Global role and Enhanced International Governance are a way forward. This is not the first time Merkel has touted an E.U. global role...Her simple solution remains: more E.U. in more places more often. The presidency of the Council of the European Union passes among member states on a rotating basis and lasts for a six-month period, with Germany taking the role from July 1 until the end of the year.
  • Amazon Set to Face Antitrust Charges in European Union

    06/11/2020 1:19:40 PM PDT · by amorphous · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11 June 2020 | Adam Satariano
    LONDON — European Union officials are preparing to bring antitrust charges against Amazon for abusing its dominance in internet commerce to box out smaller rivals, according to people with knowledge of the case. Nearly two years in the making, the case is one of the most aggressive attempts by a government to crimp the power of the e-commerce giant, which has largely sidestepped regulation throughout its 26-year history. The European Union regulators, who already have a reputation as the world’s most aggressive watchdogs of the technology industry, have determined that Amazon is stifling competition by unfairly using data collected from...
  • EU Accuses China, Russia of Running COVID-19 ‘Disinformation Campaigns’

    06/11/2020 8:44:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 06/11/2020 | BY ISABEL VAN BRUGEN
    The European Union (EU) on June 10 accused China and Russia of spreading disinformation about the CCP virus pandemic. In a report published Wednesday, Brussels said the nations ran disinformation campaigns inside the EU about COVID-19, the disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly referred to as the novel coronavirus. “Foreign actors and certain third countries, in particular Russia and China, have engaged in targeted influence operations and disinformation campaigns in the EU, its neighborhood, and globally,” the European Commission said in a statement. The European Commission’s comments underscore the bloc’s concerns about the prevalence of misleading...
  • Protests in Amsterdam, Dublin over killing of black American

    06/02/2020 11:33:35 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 19 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 6/1/2020 | AFP
    The Hague (AFP) - Thousands of protesters rallied in the Dutch and Irish capitals on Monday against the death of a black man during an arrest by police in the United States. Defying coronavirus restrictions, demonstrators in both Amsterdam and Dublin carried signs saying "Black Lives Matter", referring to the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. The protests that have roiled US cities for six nights have now spread around the world, with rallies as far afield as London and New Zealand. Around 3,000 protesters packed Dam Square in the centre of Amsterdam, standing close together despite coronavirus social distancing...