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  • Europe And Firearms

    11/21/2015 9:20:06 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 11/20/2015 | Unknown
    In the wake of the horrific events in Paris last week, the European Commission has this week announced that it will be amending the Firearms Directive to make it more difficult to acquire firearms, including deactivated firearms, with the aim of improving traceability and stronger co-operation between member states.
  • Brussels metro shut as Belgian capital put on maximum alert

    11/21/2015 4:36:32 AM PST · by EBH · 110 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/21/2015 | Philip Blenkinsop
    Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel declined to give the reason why the authorities raised the alert level but told a news conference the government would review the security situation on Sunday afternoon. The metro system would remain closed until then, in line with the recommendation of the crisis center, he said. The crisis center website said it was calling on local authorities to cancel large events, urge people to avoid crowds, postpone soccer matches, close the Brussels metro for the weekend and stepping up the military and police presence. Suspected militant Salah Abdeslam, 26, returned home to Brussels from Paris...
  • German Cardinal: ISIS a ‘Satanic Terrorist Group’

    11/20/2015 5:32:20 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 13 replies
    Church Militant ^ | November 20, 2015 | Ryan Fitzgerald
    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is a "satanic terrorist group." Those were the words of Cdl. Kurt Koch of Germany on Tuesdayat the International Ecumenical Congress held in his country near Stuttgart. The German cardinal, one of the few remaining orthodox prelates in Germany, told his audience it's wrong to believe violent persecutions of Christians are a thing of the past. Instead, he pointed out how there are plenty of martyrs for the Faith today, specifically because of ISIS. "In about 25 countries Christians are under threat of life and limb," observed Cdl. Koch. Hence, it is...
  • EVACUATED: European Parliament Area Shut Down As ‘Suspect Red Van’ Found [developing]

    11/20/2015 2:41:31 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 20, 2015 | Breitbart London
    "...........There is limited information at the moment, but claims are emerging that the Renaissance Hotel, just moments away from the European Parliament, has been evacuated. Breitbart London has confirmed this with the hotel, though they say they are "not able to give any additional information" and that the hotel is still not open to members of the public........."
  • The Lesson of Paris (they were entirely predictable)

    11/19/2015 2:38:51 PM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | November 17, 2015 | William Kilpatrick
    People observe a minute of silence at the Trocadero in Paris Nov. 16. (CNS photo/Philippe Wojazer, Reuters) Of all the commentaries on the Paris massacres I’ve read, the one that seems most perceptive is a piece by Judith Bergman for the Gatestone Institute titled “How Can Anyone Be Shocked?” Indeed. The attacks had all the inevitability of a Greek tragedy: they were entirely predictable. Nevertheless many reacted with “shock,” including Angela Merkel, David Cameron, and the Vatican. As Bergman writes: After 9/11 in the United States; the 2004 Madrid train bombings, which killed nearly 200 and wounded 2,000; and...
  • Anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats now the biggest party, according to poll

    11/19/2015 3:10:36 AM PST · by GonzoII · 6 replies
    telegraph.co ^ | 20 Aug 2015 | Richard Orange, Malmö
    An anti-immigration party with roots in the neo-Nazi movement has become Sweden's most popular political party, according to a YouGov poll published on Thursday. The Sweden Democrats now have the support of 25.2 per cent of voters, putting them ahead of both the ruling Social Democrats with 23.4 per cent and the centre-right Moderates with 21 per cent, according to the August poll for Metro newspaper. "It's a tremendous breakthrough for us," Tommy Nilsson, party manager for southern Sweden, told the Telegraph. "There's too much immigration and too many beggars from eastern Europe. People are starting to realise that this...
  • France Just Became the First Country to Invoke the EU’s ‘Mutual Defense’ Clause

    11/17/2015 4:34:47 PM PST · by markomalley · 26 replies
    The Stream ^ | 11/17/15 | Jonah Bennett
    France made history by being the first country in the European Union to invoke the mutual defense clause following the brutal attacks in Paris.The French defense minister Jean-Yves Le Drian invoked article 42.7 of the Treaty on European Union while in Brussels, USA Today reports.According to the text of the clause, “if a member state is the victim of armed aggression on its territory, the other member states shall have toward it an obligation of aid and assistance by all the means in their power.” This is the first time article 42.7 has ever come into play. French officials have opted...
  • ‘German UKIP’ Climbs to Third Place In Wake Of Migrant Crisis, Paris Attacks [Greens now 4th]

    11/17/2015 8:25:52 AM PST · by GonzoII · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Nov 2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Right wing party Alternative for Germany (AfD) is again on the rise in German opinion polls, taking third place nationally for the first time. The party, which is often billed as 'the German Ukip', has seen a surge in support thanks to its policies advocating controlled immigration. The party has been steadily climbing in the polls for the last few months, as disquiet grows in Germany over the government’s open doors policy on immigration. As many as 1 million migrants are expected to come to Germany this year, placing huge pressure on services and social cohesion. Following the attacks in...
  • Merkel Doubles Down: ‘Time is Running Out To Return Hope To The Millions of Refugees’

    11/16/2015 12:08:46 PM PST · by GonzoII · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Nov 2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Merkel has come under fire within her own coalition government for her continued support for open borders, following the revelation that at least one of the terrorists involved in the atrocities in Paris on Friday posed as a Syrian refugee in order to gain entry into Europe. In August of this year Germany ignored European Union rules and threw open her doors to all Syrian refugees, promising them asylum. Hundreds of thousands came. She also urged the UK to follow her example. But far from backing away from the policy in light of the Paris attack, she has instead hit...
  • No need for complete rethink on refugees after Paris attack: Juncker

    11/15/2015 11:41:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Antalya (Turkey) (AFP) - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Sunday there was no need for a complete review of the bloc's refugee policy after the Paris attacks claimed by Islamic State jihadists. "Those who organised, who perpetrated the attacks are the very same people who the refugees are fleeing and not the opposite. And so there is no need for an overall review of the European policy on refugees," Juncker said ahead of a summit of the Group of 20 top world economies in the Turkish Mediterranean resort of Antalya.
  • EU’s Juncker Says Border Policy Won’t Change (Europe officially on suicide watch)

    11/15/2015 8:38:11 AM PST · by bestintxas · 28 replies
    wsj ^ | 11/15/15 | Gabriele Steinhauser
    The European Union won’t change its strategy for dealing with refugees arriving from the Middle East and elsewhere in the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks, the president of the bloc’s executive arm said Sunday. Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, also urged citizens and politicians not to confuse the Paris perpetrators with those seeking shelter from war and terror. People familiar with the matter have said that one of the terrorists who killed more than 100 people in coordinated attacks in the French capital Friday had entered the EU via Greece on a Syrian passport. That revelation...
  • Poland says cannot accept migrants under EU quotas after Paris attacks

    11/14/2015 6:18:46 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    WARSAW - Poland cannot accept migrants under European Union (EU) quotas after Friday's attacks in Paris, Poland's European affairs minister designate Konrad Szymanski said on Saturday. In a commentary published in the right-leaning news portal wPolityce.pl, Szymanski said his incoming government did not agree with Poland's commitment to accept its share of an EU-wide relocation of immigrants, and now, "in the face of the tragic acts in Paris, we do not see the political possibilities to implement (this)." Szymanski will take up his position on Monday as part of a government formed by the last month's election winner, the conservative...
  • 'Communists will be hanging': Nationalist march commemorates Poland's Independence Day

    11/12/2015 10:23:17 AM PST · by Jack Black · 27 replies
    A nationalist march is underway in Warsaw to commemorate Poland's Independence Day, with authorities bracing themselves for a crowd of around 50,000. Marches in recent years have turned violent, with police using rubber bullets and water cannons. The Independence March, an annual event marking the anniversary of the country gaining autonomy from Russia, Prussia, and Austria in 1918, following 123 years of partitions, is organized by the National Front Group. It is seen as a showcase for anti-EU politicians who are seeking to revive Polish nationalism. Such politicians accuse the EU of being the biggest threat to the country's sovereignty....
  • Patriarch of Antioch: Muslims Want to Conquer Europe with ‘Faith and the Birthrate’

    11/12/2015 1:06:10 AM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 6, 2015 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    In a stunning interview, the Maronite patriarch of Antioch, Cardinal Bechara Boutros al-Rahi, has contended that Islam has a clear, two-pronged strategy to take over Europe: religion and procreation. The cardinal said that Muslims look on Christians as weak and believe that since they have no children and barely practice their faith, Islam will easily conquer them. Sadly, he said, Muslims take their faith more seriously than most Christians, and they are gaining ground because of it. "I have often heard from Muslims that their goal is to conquer Europe with two weapons: their faith and their birthrate," al-Rahi said......
  • Poles burn EU flags as thousands rally for independence

    11/12/2015 7:43:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/12/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Depending  on whom you believe, 25,000 or 50,000 Poles rallied in Warsaw on the anniversary of Polish independence, denouncing the EU.  AFP, via the  UK Telegraph, reports: Tens of thousands of protesters poured into Warsaw's streets on Wednesday for a demonstration organised by the far right, marching under the slogan "Poland for the Polish" and burning an EU flag. which marked the anniversary of Poland's return to independence after the First World War, while organisers put the numbers at 50,000. "God, honour, homeland," chanted the protesters as they marched under a sea of red-and-white Polish flags. Demonstrators trampled and...
  • MK: Israel to blame for EU labeling rules

    11/11/2015 11:27:04 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/11/15 | Yaakov Levi
    As Israeli politicians and organizations continue to rail against the European Union for its decision to label products made in Judea and Samaria, MK Stav Shaffir said that Israel - and especially the current government - had no one to blame but itself for the situation. “The 'right wing' government in this country long ago sold the settlements down the river for a long list of benefits from the European Union,” Shaffir wrote on her Facebook page Thursday. “Israel has signed many agreements that exclude Judea and Samaria as entities within Israel.” Shaffir was referring to scientific, economic, and academic...
  • Israel suspends meetings with EU over 'settlement' labeling

    11/11/2015 4:35:29 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/11/15
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday likened the European Union's decision to label Jewish goods from Judea, Samaria, eastern Jerusalem and the Golan Heights to the Nazi boycott of Jewish businesses. Israel in retaliation also called off a number of scheduled EU meetings. "The labeling of products of the Jewish state by the European Union brings back dark memories, Europe should be ashamed of itself," Netanyahu said as he wrapped up a visit to Washington. "It took an immoral decision...this will not advance peace, it will certainly not advance truth and justice. It's wrong," he said in an English-language video...
  • Europeans Scramble For Guns Amid Islamic Immigrant Invasion: Long Guns Sold Out

    10/27/2015 4:41:40 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 28 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 10/27/15 | Mac Slavo
    After decades of berating Americans for their Constitutionally protected right to bear arms, Europeans are finally starting to wake up. It took over a million Islamic immigrants and violence across their union to convince them, but it appears that they finally get it.
  • Dangerous rift is opening up in Britain and it's deeply troubling, says FREDERICK FORSYTH

    11/06/2015 1:20:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The London Daily Express ^ | November 6, 2015 | Frederick Forsyth, Author
    UNLESS I am much mistaken, and I dearly hope I am, there is something happening in this country that I find deeply troubling. I refer to a sort of rift or schism that is developing between the governors and the governed. As for the first-named, I mean the Establishment. There is nothing fictional about the Establishment. Every society across the time zones and the ages has had one. It is not a body with a head office or a president but that does not mean it does not exist. It is in fact a loose amalgam of institutions and common...
  • EU flag burned as tens of thousands join Warsaw nationalist demo

    11/11/2015 11:16:28 AM PST · by GonzoII · 44 replies
    AFP via Telegraph ^ | 5:02PM GMT 11 Nov 2015
    Organisers said that up to 50,000 were on the march which marked the anniversary of Poland's independence after the Second World War Tens of thousands of protesters poured into Warsaw's streets on Wednesday for a demonstration organised by the far right, marching under the slogan "Poland for the Polish" and burning an EU flag. Police said 25,000 people joined the march, which marked the anniversary of Poland's return to independence after the Second World War, while organisers put the numbers at 50,000. "God, honour, homeland," chanted the protesters as they marched under a sea of red-and-white Polish flags. Demonstrators trampled...
  • WATCH: The Anti-Migrant Video Going Viral Across Europe

    11/11/2015 8:10:37 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Nov 2015 | Oliver Lane
    'With Open Gates: The forced collective suicide of European nations,' a slick, hard-hitting film about the European migrant crisis is going viral in Europe, already watched at least half a million times. Although the 19-minute film may feel like a dispatch from the future, it is cut entirely from recent news reports, police camera footage, and interviews. Kicking off with scenes of a modern car ferry disgorging thousands of illegals into Greece, the film then cuts to dozens of aerial shots of columns of migrants marching north into Europe. The film then changed to the harrowing testimony of one young...
  • Euro Nationalists Love Putin’s Syria Gamble

    11/09/2015 10:18:32 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 7 replies
    internationalpolicydigest.org ^ | 11.07.15 | Haydn Rippon
    Euro Nationalists Love Putin's Syria Gamble Haydn Rippon 11.07.15 When reading critics of Russia’s Syrian war, the impact in Europe is rarely considered. They have a limited view of Putin’s great game: the Middle East is crucial, but taking down the EU is a checkmate move. Activists at PEGIDA’s (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the Occident) recent march in Dresden roared, “Merkel to Siberia, Putin to Berlin.” The anti-Islamist’s chant is telling. Russian strikes against Sunni jihadists in Syria are having a strong impact on political opinion in Europe. The increasing numbers already deeply alienated from the EU increasingly...
  • Far Right Forms Coalition in European Parliament

    11/07/2015 10:44:52 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 8 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 16, 2015 | Kim Willsher
    France's National Front announced Tuesday it had formed a new far-right bloc in the European Parliament that will qualify for up to nearly $20 million in funding over the next four years. Marine Le Pen, leader of the FN, said the group would be called Europe of Nations and Freedoms. Her allies share Le Pen's desire to curb immigration and the influence of Islam in Europe -- a concern that critics have described as xenophobic. They include the Dutch Party for Freedom, the Freedom Party of Austria, Italy's Lega Nord and Vlaams Belang from Belgium as well as lawmakers from...
  • 'The hate is back' say German media as migrant crisis sparks the country's worst political violence

    11/05/2015 9:37:26 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 41 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11/04/2015 | Allan Hall
    Germany has endured its worst few weeks of civil unrest and politically motivated violence since the days of the Nazis. Police officers, politicians, journalists but above all refugees have been the target of thugs protesting the country's open-door policy towards migrants. The refugee crisis has changed Germany and, while Chancellor Angela Merkel believes it will be ultimately for the better, the dark parallels with the past continue to mount up.
  • European Union Predicts Economic Boon From Influx of Migrants

    11/05/2015 5:13:10 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 5, 2015 | JAMES KANTER
    BRUSSELS — European Union officials on Thursday put a positive economic spin on the bloc’s refugee crisis. In an economic forecast, officials predicted that the three million migrants expected by 2017 would provide at least a small lift — a net gain of perhaps a quarter of 1 percent by that year to the European economy. With that prediction, the European Commission, the bloc’s executive arm, used one of its periodic economic forecasts to wade into the most divisive issue, migration, Europe has faced in decades. The arrival this year of large numbers of refugees and migrants from Syria and...
  • French weatherman fired for promoting book sceptical of climate change-taken off the air

    11/03/2015 6:20:07 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 16 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Monday 2 November 2015 15.40 EST | Associated Press in Paris
    French weatherman fired for promoting book sceptical of climate change Philippe Verdier of state-owned channel France 2 was taken off air in October for his book attacking ‘complete hype on the climate’ Associated Press in Paris Monday 2 November 2015 15.40 EST A weather forecaster for French state television has been fired after releasing and promoting a book criticising politicians, scientists and others for what he calls an exaggerated view of climate change. Philippe Verdier’s dismissal from France 2 comes a month before Paris hosts a UN conference aiming for the most ambitious worldwide agreement yet to limit global warming....
  • Archbishop Warns Of ‘Trojan Horse’ Threat From Migrants

    11/01/2015 10:00:49 AM PST · by GonzoII · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Oct 2015 | Nick Hallett
    A Spanish archbishop has called the large influx of migrants currently travelling through Europe an "invasion" that could turn into a "Trojan horse" in European societies. Cardinal Antonio Canizares, Archbishop of Valencia, told a meeting of the New Economic Forum that many so-called refugees are in fact not fleeing persecution and may not be "totally trustworthy" in their intentions in settling in Europe. The cardinal asked the audience: "This invasion of migrants: is it totally trustworthy? What will Europe be like in a few years, given when is happening now? "You cannot play with history, nor with people's identity," he...
  • US Threatens UK With Trade Barriers If It Leaves The European Union

    10/29/2015 2:33:04 PM PDT · by amorphous · 27 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | October 29, 2015 | Tyler
    One of the most important decisions Brits have to make before the end of 2017 (most likely some time next year) is whether or not to remain in the European Union, and while recent polls have those willing to stay in as the majority, there has been a spike in support for leaving the bloc which coupled with Europe's refugee crisis has made a Brexit an all too possible outcome. Which probably explains why the U.S., confident it sill has veto power over democracies anywhere in the world, has just made it quite clear to UK's citizens which way they...
  • In deepest rural Poland, politics is shaped by love of church … and hatred of Brussels

    10/29/2015 7:24:26 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 83 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Saturday 24 October 2015 19.05 EDT | Alex Duval Smith in Kulesze Ko�›cielne
    Law and Justice party’s aggressive nationalism and strict Catholicism could reap dividends in crucial elections The gigantic green-and-yellow tractor should be the pride and joy of Janusz Wnorowski’s humble farmyard. But the 57-year-old milk farmer associates the John Deere with the debt and bureaucracy that have visited him since Poland joined the European Union. “Whom I vote for is a religious decision, not a political one,’’ he says, suggesting he will choose the ultra-conservative Law and Justice party of President Andrzej Duda. Tacitly endorsed by the powerful Roman Catholic Church, Law and Justice is seen in this village as a...
  • Nigel Farage speech about democracy and the "Brezhnev doctrine"

    10/28/2015 11:11:03 AM PDT · by Vanders9 · 2 replies
    EbS ^ | 10/27/2015
    UKIP gives it to the elitists again!
  • Cameron tells anti-EU campaigners: 'Norway option' won't work for Britain

    10/28/2015 1:32:53 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | October 28, 2015 | Nicholas Watt
    David Cameron is to signal his determination to maintain Britains membership of the EU by issuing a direct challenge to anti-EU campaigners who claim the UK could negotiate a semi-detached relationship with Brussels. Amid growing fear among pro-EU Tories that the Leave campaign is making most of the running in the EU debate, Cameron will say he sees little future for Britain alongside European countries that have opted out of the EU. The prime minister, who has faced strong pressure from pro-European Tories to highlight the benefits of the UKs EU membership, will speak out during an appearance at the...
  • Dismantling the Foreign Refugee Resettlement Program

    10/27/2015 4:52:37 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 3 replies
    Secure Freedom radio ^ | 9/18/2015 | Center For Security policy
    Secure Freedom Radio Dismantling the Foreign Refugee Resettlement Program
  • Britain's EU exit would devastate nation's farmers, says study

    10/25/2015 12:58:23 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | October 24, 2015 | Toby Helm and Henry Zeffman
    A British exit from the European Union would have a devastating effect on the nations farmers, leaving only the most efficient 10% able to survive without the multi-billion pound subsidies currently handed out by Brussels, says a new report. The study, titled Preparing for Brexit by the independent London-based analysts Agra Europe who track EU and UK policy, also warns that leaving the EU could damage UK food exports, cause large multinational food companies to relocate away from the UK, and choke off the supply of much-needed seasonal labour from eastern Europe.
  • Turkey gets EU concessions in return for refugee help {Will get EU membership}

    10/19/2015 9:05:18 AM PDT · by drpix · 19 replies
    politico.eu ^ | 10/19/15 | Matthew Karnitschnig
    Angela Merkel agreed at a meeting with Turkish leaders to help jumpstart Ankara’s EU membership talks and relax visa requirements in exchange for a pledge to slow the flow of refugees into Europe. The German leader, under intense pressure at home to reduce the number of refugees heading for Germany, held separate meetings in Istanbul on Sunday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu to win their support. The outcome amounted to a bold quid pro quo that underscored the pressure she faces to resolve the crisis quickly. “We had a very intensive and broad discussion,”...
  • Turkey rejects offer of EU membership in exchange for halting refugee influx

    10/16/2015 7:05:55 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 16 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 16 Oct 2015 | Matthew Holehouse
    Turkey has brushed off the offer of EU membership in exchange for halting the refugee influx as bribery, hours after European leaders sought to buy the countrys co-operation at a price of 2 billion. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the man Europe hopes can hold back a vast new wave of migrants, ridiculed an offer of visas, cash and a fresh chapter of accession talks drawn up by European leaders last night. If Brussels wants his co-operation, nothing less than full EU membership will do, the president said, adding that the offer did not appear to be sincere. The West and Europe's...
  • EU climate chief hails global progress on emissions

    10/13/2015 7:36:50 AM PDT · by moose07 · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 13 October 2015 | By Roger Harrabin
    Europe's climate change chief says he is astonished at the positive progress by governments towards a global deal on CO2. Miguel Arias Caete said it was "quite astounding" that 149 nations have published their plans to curb carbon emissions. break He warned, though, that nations' pledges had not yet reached the level needed to prevent potentially dangerous warming. break. "We have countries which together produce nearly 90% of global emissions - {snip] - there were only 35 countries and they covered less than 14% of emissions. Break. "There is no complacency - but we if we had kept on going...
  • Nigel Farage Confronts Angela Merkel about Failure of EU, Currency and Refugees

    10/09/2015 3:53:41 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 22 replies
    ConservativeTreehouse ^ | 10/9/2015 | Sundance
    This video should go viral. Alas this confrontation is what the Western Media NEED to hide from an awakened electorate who are absolutely in agreement with Nigel Farage !!
  • Mikhail Gorbachev on the European Union:

    10/07/2015 9:14:33 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 07 October 2015 | Reaganite Republican
  • Data Transfer Pact between EU and USA ruled invalid - Privacy protection related headache for US biz

    10/06/2015 7:53:06 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 15 replies
    The NY Times ^ | 10/06/2015 | Mark Scott
    <p>Europes highest court on Tuesday struck down an international agreement that had made it easy for companies to move peoples digital data between the European Union and the United States.</p> <p>The ruling, by the European Court of Justice, could make it more difficult for global technology giants including the likes of Amazon and Apple, Google and Facebook to collect and mine online information from their millions of users in the 28-member European Union.</p>
  • Hungary builds border wall to keep out Muslim migrants, faces potential expulsion from EU

    10/05/2015 7:18:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/05/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Push is rapidly coming to shove in the European Union, as the flood of Muslim “migrants” is encountering resistance from populations well aware of what happens when Muslim immigrants take over entire districts and convert them into sharia-compliant no-go zones.  While politically correct governments in countries like Germany and Sweden (see below) ignore the negative consequences on their citizenries, in the former Soviet bloc members of the EU, PC has no potency, for these people have lived under political correctness severely enforced. Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban is riding a wave of public support in the wake of erecting...
  • 'This is a major world event': The Syrian war is now fueling a 'global cold war'

    10/02/2015 7:17:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/02/2015 | Pamela Engel
    One day after launching a campaign of airstrikes in Syria, Russia announced that it is considering going into Iraq. A foreign ministry representative said Thursday that Russia would consider any request from Iraq to conduct anti-ISIS airstrikes in the country, and Iraqi President Haider al-Abadi told Western news outlets that Russian airstrikes were "a possibility" and that Iraq would "welcome it." "Our message to the Russians I met with Putin please join this fight against Daesh," Abadi told PBS NewsHour. Daesh is another name for ISIS. "Daesh is a dangerous terrorist organization, not only against Iraq, against Syria,...
  • Officials: Pentagon weighs protections for US-trained rebels

    10/02/2015 7:59:14 AM PDT · by Mariner · 36 replies
    AP ^ | October 2nd, 2015 | LOLITA C. BALDORROBERT BURNS
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Russia's launch of airstrikes in Syria is prompting discussions within the Pentagon about whether the U.S. should use military force to protect U.S.-trained and equipped Syrian rebels if they come under fire by the Russians." U.S. officials said Thursday that senior military leaders and defense officials are working through the thorny legal and foreign policy issues and are weighing the risks of using force in response to a Russian attack. Defense Secretary Ash Carter declined to discuss the problem when asked about it this week. But U.S. officials acknowledged that this is one of the questions being...
  • U.S. support for Syria rebels illegal, Putin says ahead of Obama meeting

    09/27/2015 8:55:24 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 36 replies
    MSN ^ | 9-27-2015 | Jack Stubbs and Denis Dyomkin
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday branded U.S. support for rebel forces in Syria as illegal and ineffective, saying U.S.-trained rebels were leaving to join Islamic State with weapons supplied by Washington. In an interview with U.S. networks recorded ahead of a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama, Putin said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad deserved international support as he was fighting terrorist organizations. Obama and Putin are scheduled to talk on Monday after Putin addresses the United Nations, although White House and Kremlin officials have disagreed on what the two leaders will discuss and even who initiated the meeting. "In...
  • German nurse faces eviction to make way for asylum seekers (shortened)

    09/26/2015 2:47:45 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 13 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Sep 26, 2015 | Sara Malm
    A German woman is set to be evicted from the home where she raised her children on order for the local council to turn her block of flats into a refugee shelter. Bettina Halbey received a letter earlier this month, telling her that she has to move out of her home-of-16-years in Nieheim, west Germany. Full title: German nurse faces eviction from council block where she brought up her children to make way for asylum seekers
  • France Tells Hungary: Back Migrant Quotas Or Quit EU

    09/26/2015 2:44:07 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Sep 25, 2015 | Nick Hallett
    As Hungarians continue to resist EU-imposed quotas on how many migrants they should accept, French President Franois Hollande told Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban: States that dont respect European values should ask if they belong within the EU, according to The Times.
  • Russia and Estonia 'exchange spies' after Kohver row

    09/26/2015 8:53:55 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    BBC ^ | 35 minutes ago 2015-09-26 | BBC
    Russia and Estonia have exchanged two convicted spies over a bridge separating the countries. Estonian security official Eston Kohver was sentenced to 15 years in a Russian jail last month. He was swapped for Aleksei Dressen, who was imprisoned in Estonia in 2012 on charges of spying for Moscow.
  • Bishop Petru (Mustiata): We Are Being Destroyed by Means of Their Non-Discrimination

    09/25/2015 1:00:43 PM PDT · by NRx · 2 replies
    Pravoslavie ^ | 09-24-2015 | Bishop Petru (Mustiata)
    Moldova. Orthodox Christians are protesting against the law prohibiting all forms of discrimination The passage of Moldovas anti-discrimination law was one of the requirements laid down by the European Union for the visa liberalization with the EU (visa-free travel of Moldovan citizens within the EU). From the outset, the discussion of this law in the Moldovan Parliament was marked by members of the public expressing mass, stormy protest, as they associated it with the legalization of same-sex marriage and the adoption of children by homosexuals. Nevertheless, on May 25, 2012, the law was passed and on December 26...
  • 80 percent of migrants NOT from Syria: EU figures expose the 'lie' that most are fleeing war zone

    09/21/2015 12:54:08 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 19, 2015 | By Ian Drury
    Only one in every five migrants claiming asylum in Europe is from Syria. The EU logged 213,000 arrivals in April, May and June but only 44,000 of them were fleeing the Syrian civil war. Campaigners and left-wing MPs have suggested the vast majority of migrants are from the war-torn state, accusing the Government of doing too little to help them. 'This exposes the lie peddled in some quarters that vast numbers of those reaching Europe are from Syria,' said David Davies, Tory MP for Monmouth. 'Most people who are escaping the war will go to camps in Lebanon or Jordan....
  • Merkel expects Cameron to back EU army in exchange for renegotiation

    09/21/2015 1:21:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9:19PM BST 12 Sep 2015 | Peter Foster and Matthew Holehouse
    Angela Merkel will expect David Cameron to drop his opposition to an EU army in exchange for supporting Britains renegotiation, the Telegraph has been told. The German chancellor will ask Britain to stand aside as she promotes an ambitious blueprint to integrate continental Europes armed forces. It comes as Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, said Britain will get a deal if it gives the green light to a raft of powerful new EU institutions. A Berlin source said agreeing not to block Merkels defense plans is a favor that she would seek from Mr Cameron as he looks...
  • "Arm yourselves' Says rabbi: Europe not protecting its Jews

    09/15/2015 5:14:43 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 20 replies
    wnd ^ | 02/15/2015
    "Arm yourselves' says rabbi: Europe not protecting its Jews Asks governments for police protection or more attacks 'going to happen' Rabbi Menachem Margolin is the director general of the Rabbinical Centre of Europe and the European Jewish Association, the largest federation of Jewish organizations and communities in Europe. Last month Margolin called for European Jews to arm themselves. Asking for law enforcement protection for European Jewish institutions, Margolin said institutes not protected should work to secure themselves with armed guards. This is a very dangerous situation, he said. It is clear that it is the obligation of each European...