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  • Yes, Britain and France should be linked by a road bridge, but is it possible? [srsly?]

    01/19/2018 6:53:58 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 19 January 2018 13:09 CET+01:00
    Britain’s foreign secretary Boris Johnson says it’s time Britain and France were linked by a bridge, calling it “ridiculous” that the two European powers were “only linked by a single rail line”. But is it even possible? And which side of the road would they drive on? The often loose-tongued and bungling Johnson made the eyebrow raising suggestion at Thursday’s Franco-British summit, held at a British army base. Johnson, who along with Theresa May had thrashed out a new summit with French president Emmanuel Macron, championed the idea of a bridge over the English Channel. […] … [T]he idea of...
  • Free movement vote could result in ‘Swiss Brexit’ [from bilateral agreements with EU]

    01/19/2018 6:36:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 17 January 2018 10:27 CET+01:00
    Switzerland may not be in the European Union, but it could nevertheless face its own “Brexit” if the Swiss people were to vote against the free movement of people. That’s the conclusion of commentators following the launch of the SVP’s new popular initiative, which wants to ask the Swiss public to decide, once and for all, if they wish to maintain the country’s current relationship with the EU or go their own way. The initiative “For limited immigration” proposes that Switzerland manage its immigration policy unilaterally. If accepted at referendum, the Swiss government would have one year to put an...
  • A Girl’s Killing Puts Germany’s Migration Policy on Trial

    01/18/2018 9:17:12 PM PST · by aquila48 · 33 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | JAN. 17, 2018 | KATRIN BENNHOLD
    KANDEL, Germany — It happened between neatly stacked rows of shampoo and organic baby food: A teenage boy walked up to his ex-girlfriend in the local drugstore, pulled out a kitchen knife with an eight-inch blade and stabbed her in the heart. The death in Kandel, in southwestern Germany, on Dec. 27 has traumatized this sleepy town of barely 10,000 inhabitants, not just because both the suspect and the victim were only 15 years old and went to the local school, but also because the boy is an Afghan migrant and the girl was German. From the moment Germany opened...
  • Merkel's Coalition Partner: Failure of CDU, SPD Talks Will Be 'Catastrophe' for Germany

    01/18/2018 6:30:35 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01-18-2018 | Michael van der Galien
    Horst Seehofer -- the leader of the Christian Democrats (CDU) ally, the Christian Social Union -- is calling on Angela Merkel and Social Democratic Party (SPD) leader Martin Schulz to make sure that the talks between Merkel's CDU and Schulz's SPD are successful. Seehofer says the Social Democrats shooting down the results of the talks on Sunday would absolutely be a "catastrophe" for Germany. When asked by German newspaper Bild whether he has faith in the SPD -- which seems to be internally divided on the question whether or not it should form a coalition with the CDU -- Seehofer...
  • Merkel could join Macron in Davos for epic clash with Trump

    01/15/2018 12:57:11 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 45 replies
    reuters.com ^ | January 14, 2018 | Noah Barkin
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is considering joining French President Emmanuel Macron at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week in what could turn into an epic clash of competing world views with U.S. President Donald Trump. Merkel, who has been struggling to put together a government since a German election in September, had been expected to skip the annual gathering of leaders, CEOs, bankers and celebrities in the Swiss Alps for a third straight year. But after clinching a preliminary coalition agreement with the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) on Friday, German officials said Merkel could travel...
  • Migrant Crisis: 77 Per Cent of Belgians ‘No Longer Feel at Home’

    01/18/2018 7:56:19 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Jan 2018 | VIRGINIA HALE
    The massive rise in the proportion of Muslim migrants in the country has resulted in two-thirds of Belgians feeling their nation is being “increasingly invaded”, according to a new study. This sentiment was especially marked among respondents to the detailed survey aged 65 and over, 84 per cent of whom likened the influx of migrants and refugees to an invasion. Overall, two-thirds of the 4,734 people polled believe there are “too many immigrants in Belgium”, while 77 per cent agreed with the statement, “Today we no longer feel at home as we did before [mass migration]”. Entitled Black Yellow Blues...
  • 'We risk our lives for €1.5k a month': French prisons on edge over radicalized inmates

    01/16/2018 4:43:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 16 January 2018 15:26 CET+01:00 | AFP/The Local
    Assaults by inmates linked to Islamic extremism prompted a second day of strikes by prison guards across France on Tuesday, casting a spotlight on the challenges of handling radicalized prisoners. The attacks come as French officials test a range of preventive measures after a string of jihadist attacks over the past two years that have left more than 240 people dead. Some of those responsible were involved in Islamist networks in jail. They include Cherif Kouachi, one of the gunmen who attacked satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in January 2015, and his friend Amedy Coulibaly, who killed four at a Jewish...
  • Subway drivers REFUSE to stop at several stations in Paris because of huge rise in violent crime

    01/16/2018 12:06:57 PM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 16, 2018 | Julian Robinson
    Subway drivers are refusing to stop at some stations in Paris because of a surge in violent crime at some stops, it has emerged. Frightened drivers say they are not calling at certain stations in the French capital's north east in order to 'protect passengers' and themselves. Some stations are increasingly being used by crack dealers, they say, with Marx Dormoy on line 12 and Marcadet-Poissonniers on lines 12 and 4 said to be among the worst hit.
  • Soros Pledges Renewed Fight Against Nationalism, Says EU ‘on Verge of Breakdow

    01/16/2018 10:29:56 AM PST · by Signalman · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/15/2017 | Victoria Friedman
    The progressive billionaire speculator George Soros has said he will ‘fight back’ against the “dominant ideology” of nationalism, whilst admitting that favoured globalist project the European Union is “on the verge of a breakdown”. Wistfully writing that Soros’s Open Society Foundations (OSF) once ‘epitomised the optimism about the spread of Western-style democracy’ after the fall of the Soviet Union, the Financial Times described the scrutiny the global progressive body is experiencing amidst a wave of patriotism and populism and the ‘wilting’ attraction of the leftist agenda. Soros, alluding to the collapse of the USSR, told the left-liberal newspaper: “It’s déjà...
  • Irish passport holder in Waterford admits to funding Islamic State terrorists

    01/16/2018 7:53:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Irish Central ^ | January 12, 2018 03:13 PM | Frances Mulraney
    A British-born man living in Waterford for the past decade has pleaded guilty to charges of receiving or sending money intended for terrorist group Islamic State. Hassan Bal, who is an Irish and British passport holder, on Friday pleaded guilty to the two charges at Waterford Circuit Court. He has been in police custody since May 2017. Bal, 26, was charged with a number of offenses last year, appearing in court on Friday to face two charges relating to the providing of funding to the so-called Islamic State organization. On October 2, 2015, Bal allegedly sent €400 ($487) to Bosnia,...
  • EU chief urges Britain to change its mind over Brexit

    01/16/2018 7:12:09 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 16, 2018 6:49 AM EST | Lorne Cook and Raf Casert
    European Union Council President Donald Tusk on Tuesday urged Britain to change its mind about leaving the bloc next year, as time to conclude a Brexit agreement runs short and EU leaders await more details on how the country sees their future ties. Britain is set to leave the EU on March 29, 2019, but the complex negotiations on its costly departure and future EU-U.K. relations must be concluded by October to leave parliaments time to ratify any agreement. […] “If the U.K. government sticks to its decision to leave, Brexit will become a reality, with all its negative consequences,...
  • Germany expands anti-terror squad GSG 9

    01/15/2018 4:27:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.15.2018 | Ben Knight
    The German federal police are expanding its anti-terrorism unit GSG 9 and installing a special squad in Berlin. The move is a reaction to ongoing terrorist threats in the capital. The federal police squad that deals with terrorist attacks is to become significantly larger, and will set up a second base in Berlin. “We’re talking about around a third of the current strength of the unit,” GSG 9 commander Jérome Fuchs told Berlin state broadcaster RBB on Monday, before adding that finding the right personnel would be a “big challenge,” and that “fitness, strength of character, and teamwork” were particular...
  • Germany fears EU migration reforms will trigger refugee influx: report

    01/13/2018 9:51:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.13.2018 | Natalie Muller
    Berlin fears the European Parliament’s planned amendment to the so-called Dublin Regulation could see many more refugees settling in Germany, news magazine Der Spiegel reported Saturday. The Dublin Regulation requires people seeking asylum to register in the first EU state they enter, and for that state to assume responsibility for processing their claim. But if the proposed reform is passed, responsibility could shift from the arrival state to the EU country where any of the applicant’s relatives live. Under such a change, “Germany would have to accommodate significantly more asylum seekers,” said an Interior Ministry memo, quoted by Der Spiegel....
  • German-US relations after a year of Trump: what has changed?

    01/12/2018 4:39:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 11 January 2018 15:24 CET+01:00 | Jörg Luyken
    When Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the US last January, politicians in Berlin worried that it could have a dramatic impact on relations between the two allies. A year on, there are reasons for optimism, as well as continued concern. […] Top of the list of German concerns about a Trump administration were his insinuations that the US would no longer automatically come to the defense of Europe in the event of an attack on a NATO member. And the fact that he repeatedly barracked Germany for its trade surplus with the US in his...
  • Is 'Polexit' in the cards? Tusk warns Poland may quit EU

    01/10/2018 5:34:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.10.2018 | dm/rc (dpa, AFP)
    Donald Tusk, the EU Council president and former prime minister of Poland, warned on Wednesday that Warsaw’s Law and Justice (PiS) government could push the country towards what is already being dubbed in Brussels as “Polexit.” In an interview in Polish weekly Tygodnik Powszechny, Tusk said that “for PiS the benefit of being in the EU boils down to the balance of payments, with a complete disregard for other benefits like the common market, legal order, guaranteed security, etc.” He added: “As long as we’re not a net contributor, the game is worth the candle for them. So I can...
  • Alert called off at Copenhagen U.S. Embassy after object found to be harmless

    01/10/2018 4:42:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 10 January 2018 16:53 CET+01:00
    A suspicious package found near the Embassy of the United States in Copenhagen on Wednesday proved to be harmless. Police in the city have now removed a temporary cordon in the area of the Østerbro neighborhood around the embassy premises, reports Ritzau. Earlier on Wednesday, police were dispatched after receiving a report of what was described as a “suspicious situation” near the embassy. Army bomb disposal technicians and the Fire Service were also called to the scene. After bomb disposal experts investigated the package that had given rise to the suspicion, police confirmed that it had not been found to...
  • Hungary's PM: Migrants Aren't Refugees, but Muslim Invaders

    01/09/2018 8:50:28 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01-09-2018 | Michael van der Galien
    In an interview with German newspaper Bild, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said that the "the migrant crisis" is, in effect, "an invasion." When asked by Bild why Hungary hasn't deemed itself able to welcome two thousand refugees while Germany has let in two million of them, Orban answered: "[T]he difference is: you want those migrants. We do not. We do our job by closing the Schengen-border with Serbia. Doing so has cost us one billion euros since 2015 and Brussels pays us nothing for it." "The solution to this problem isn't to divide people who are illegally in...
  • Kosher store near Paris hit by arson attack on anniversary of Jewish supermarket shooting

    01/09/2018 9:12:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 9 January 2018 13:09 CET+01:00 | AFP/The Local (Ben McPartland)
    A suspected arson attack that burnt down a French kosher grocery store near Paris on Tuesday has revived anti-Semitism fears in France, three years to the day since a deadly assault on a Jewish supermarket by a jihadist gunman.A suspected arson attack on a French kosher grocery store has revived anti-Semitism fears. The incident took place in Créteil to the south east of Paris in France’s Val-de-Marne department. The fire at the store Promo & Destock in Mont-Mesly in Créteil was signaled to the authorities at around 5 am on Tuesday morning. One or more of the individuals involved in...
  • SAS headscarves policy 'not discriminatory': ombudsman

    01/06/2018 9:59:42 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 5 January 2018 12:11 CET+01:00 | Lee Roden
    A uniform policy by Scandinavian airline SAS banning staff who deal directly with customers from wearing religious symbols like headscarves does not breach anti-discrimination laws, Sweden’s Discrimination Ombudsman (DO) has judged. The policy first made headlines in April 2017, when a woman who had gone through the interview process for a job with the company was told she would not be allowed to wear a headscarf if she took the position. Aye Alhassani told The Local at the time that she thought it would have been better if the company told her about the policy at the start of the...
  • Is a new German law encouraging social media giants to censor opinions?

    01/06/2018 9:30:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 5 January 2018 14:36 CET+01:00 | DPA/The Local
    On January 1st, the Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz (network enforcement act) came into force. Germans are furiously debating whether it is a necessary tool against hate speech or a form of censorship. The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) have already felt the consequences of the new law — two of their MPs have had their Twitter accounts blocked. But they aren’t alone. The satirical magazine Titanic was also unable to use Twitter for two days starting Wednesday, after it posted a tweet satirizing the AfD. […] [AfD] Party deputy leader Beatrix von Storch was unable to tweet for twelve hours after she attacked...