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  • Europe must drop the euro, Germany abandon mercantilism

    10/20/2014 2:25:51 PM PDT · by EBH · 5 replies
    UPI ^ | 10/20/2014 | Peter Moricici
    Europe faces yet another recession, and the prospect is shaking global financial markets. To eliminate the persistent threat of collapse, Europe must drop the euro, and Germany must abandon mercantilism. When the euro was adopted in 1999, domestic prices -- the face values for bonds and loans -- and bank accounts were translated into euros according to prevailing exchange rates for national currencies at the time. Initially, the single currency posed few significant problems. Over time, however, differences in labor market policies and geographic conditions that are difficult for governments to alter caused productivity to grow more rapidly in Germany...
  • Marseille Is No Longer a European City

    10/17/2014 2:39:15 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 35 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 17 October 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    The city in the pictures is Marseille, France's second largest city, for many years considered as one of the cleanest, most beautiful cities in the world. See what it looks like now. In her best-selling book The Force of Reason, the great, pioneer counterjihad writer Oriana Fallaci talked about Marseille as a symbol par excellence of the devastation, ugliness and filth brought by the Muslim invasion of Europe. Europe, she wrote, is becoming unrecognisable. Marseille is "no longer a French city, it is a Maghrebin city". Arabic ​is the first language spoken in Marseille, and French only the second. 95%...
  • EU's triple whammy: Recession, deflation, and debt

    10/16/2014 7:34:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/16/2014 | Rick Moran
    Here we go again. Another sovereign debt crisis on the periphery of the EU is underway and many of the same factors that led to previous debt meltdowns are present. Germany is headed for a triple dip recession. Continent-wide deflation is nearly a reality. And many EU nations are smashing the debt limits demanded by treaty, thus threatening the Euro itself. All of this is impacting the percentage of debt in relation to GDP in several countries, making government bonds more expensive and debt servicing a nightmare. The Hill: Among Europe's most recent economic tremors has been the growing evidence...
  • Europes Hidden Ebola Cases

    10/15/2014 12:05:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 15, 2014 | Barbie Latza Nadeau
    The Continent prepares for the virus to spread, but for many, its already here. ROME, Italy If you were surprised to hear the news that a Sudanese United Nations worker died of the deadly Ebola virus in a Berlin hospital on Tuesday, you might be even more surprised to learn just how many Ebola patients there are elsewhere in Europe. The World Health Organization maintains that there are eight confirmed cases of the deadly virus in Europe tied to the current outbreak: two dead missionaries in Spain, one dead doctor in Germany, one cured man and one doctor in...
  • Russian sanctions could be eased soon if Ukraine progress made: U.S. adviser

    10/12/2014 7:14:59 AM PDT · by Bettyprob · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/10/2014 | Reuters
    Talks on easing sanctions against Russia imposed over the conflict in Ukraine could begin in the next few weeks, but more measures are possible if there is no progress over a ceasefire deal, the U.S. Deputy National Security Adviser said on Friday. The European Union and the United States have imposed economic sanctions on Russia, with the West accusing Moscow of providing pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine with troops and weapons. Russia denies the accusation. Last month, envoys from Ukraine, Russia, and the separatists negotiated a ceasefire in Minsk, and U.S. adviser Tony Blinken said sanctions could start to be...
  • Experts: Ebola Outbreak, Black Death 'Plague' Spread From Africa as Viruses

    10/11/2014 9:32:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 11, 2014 | Chriss W. Street
    Most assume that Black Death quickly ravaged the fourteenth century western world was a bacterial bubonic plague epidemic caused by flea bites and spread by rats. But the Black Death killed a high proportion of Scandinavians -- and where they lived was too cold for fleas to survive. A modern work gives us a clue into this mystery. The Biology of Plagues published by Cambridge University Press analyzed 2,500 years of plagues and concluded that the Black Death was caused by a viral hemorrhagic fever pandemic similar to Ebola. If this view is correct, the future medical and economic impacts...
  • Dam breaks in Europe as deflation fears wash over ECB rhetoric

    10/11/2014 4:43:05 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 39 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | October 10, 2014 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    'We are reaching the end game in Europe. If they dont launch real QE soon, the consequences are too awful to contemplate,' warns RBS. A key gauge of deflation risk in Europe is flashing red, dropping to record lows on fears of fresh recession and lack of decisive action by the European Central Bank. The sudden lurch downwards came as Bank of America warned that Frances debt ratio could rocket to 120pc of GDP within five years, unless the EU authorities take radical steps to reflate the regions economy. Italys debt could threaten 150pc even earlier. The 5-year/5-year forward swap...
  • Macedonia checking for Ebola after Briton dies, hotel sealed off

    <p>Health workers wearing protective equipment stand at the Island Clinic in Monrovia, where patients are treated for Ebola .</p> <p>SKOPJE (Reuters) - Macedonia said it was checking for the Ebola virus in a British man who died within hours of being admitted to hospital in the capital Skopje on Thursday.</p>
  • Fears of global Ebola outbreak across continents

    10/09/2014 1:53:22 PM PDT · by Prospero · 32 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/9/2014 | Philip Sherwell
    Fears of a global Ebola outbreak spread yesterday as French officials sealed off a building with 60 people inside, an Australian nurse was tested for the disease and airplane cleaners went on strike in New York. In France, police imposed a lock-down on a social services centre in a town near Paris after four people who arrived from Guinea this month fell ill with headaches and fever. Officials in Cergy Pontoise, northwest of the capital, later said that the fears that the four were suffering from Ebola were a false alarm and the nearly 60 others inside were allowed to...
  • 10 Revealing Maps of Religion in Europe

    10/09/2014 8:46:09 AM PDT · by millegan · 15 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | Oct 9th, 2014 | ChurchPOP
    Weve looked at religion worldwide, and weve looked at religion in the U.S.. This week were looking at religion in that former bulwark of Christendom: Europe. Where are the adherents of different religions located? Which countries are more religious, and which ones are more secular? You can click on any map to enlarge it. Enjoy!
  • Russian Border Agents Has Closed Novorossiya For Volonteers

    10/07/2014 10:59:39 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 5 replies
    Gazeta.ru ^ | October 6, 2014 | Vladimir Dergachev
    Rebels claim that Moscow closes borders for volunteers from Russia and suppliers of freights to Donbass. To supporters of "the Russian spring" arises more and more questions from law enforcement agencies. Experts consider that the power intends to interfere further with private initiatives in the help to rebels of DNR and LNR. According to the field commander from DNR Oleg Miller, initially, when the Ukrainian crisis only inflamed, people with the weapon weren't allowed to pass neither in, nor out. But, as he claims, the border wasn't protected effectively that gave the chance to carry out big convoys with people...
  • 'Protective clothing doesn't work against Ebola': (Outrage after Spanish nurse catches virus)

    10/07/2014 8:35:44 AM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 62 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7 October 2014 | Damien Gayle, Lizzie Parry & Stephanie Linning
    Anger was growing in Spain today over how a nurse became infected with Ebola as it was claimed the protective suits given to health officials were not good enough. Four suspected Ebola patients are now in hospital in Madrid after the nurse was confirmed as the first person to catch the virus outside of West Africa. The escalation in Spain's Ebola outbreak comes as officials revealed 30 people were being monitored for symptoms, including the woman's husband. It has also since emerged that a week before she tested positive for Ebola she had contacted health workers to complain of a...
  • UPDATE 2-Four hospitalised in Spain after first Ebola transmission outside Africa

    10/07/2014 6:27:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 7, 2014 | By Inmaculada Sanz and Sarah Morris
    * Nurse who treated missionaries caught Ebola in Madrid * Husband hospitalised but shows no Ebola symptoms so far * Another health worker and a traveller hospitalised * Health authorities say they are "revising protocols" (Adds new details, background)
  • Europe's Triple-Dip Recession Arrives: German Industrial Production Crashes Most Since February 2009

    10/07/2014 7:19:41 AM PDT · by blam · 4 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10-6-2014 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 10/07/2014Yesterday it was German manufacturing orders which cratered 5.7% in August following a freak, 4.9% rebound in July, prompting Goldman to warn that "the underlying dynamic has weakened further at the end of Q3" ... ... And then a few hours ago we finally got undeniable confirmation that Europe is once again in recession, its third since Lehman, only this one is worse: it is led by the "core" countries, with Germany in the forefront, a Germany which just reported industrial output which suffered its biggest monthly decline in more than five years in August. Specifically, German IP...
  • October 7: The Feast of Our Lady of Victory -- How the 1571 Battle of Lepanto saved Europe.

    10/07/2014 6:56:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/07/2014 | Michael Novak
    For those who know little history, todays battle with ISIS in the Middle East may seem new and unprecedented. It is not. In a.d. 622, Mohammed set out from Medina to conquer the whole Christian world for Allah by force of arms. Within a hundred years, his successors had occupied and pillaged every Christian capital of the Middle East, from Antioch through North Africa (home of Saint Augustine) and Spain. All that remained outside Allahs reign was the northern arc from Southern France to Constantinople. What we are seeing in 2014 has a history of more than 1,300 years ...
  • CBS Highlights Muslim Immigrants Fueling Anti-Semitism In Germany

    10/05/2014 8:03:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Media REsearch Center ^ | 9/5/14 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Once again, CBS has proved that it is the lone big three network that attempts to be a real news network. Fridays CBS Evening News w/ Scott Pelley actually reported on the rise of anti-Semitism in Germany primarily caused by Muslims immigrating into the country. Anchor Scott Pelley highlighted how tonight, armed guards have been posted at synagogues throughout Germany for the start of Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement. Mark Phillips reports anti-Semitism is once again on the rise in Europe, especially in Germany.
  • Wealth in Europe at record high of 56 trillion euros: report

    10/03/2014 2:07:10 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-1-2014
    Private wealth across Europe reached an all-time high of 56 trillion euros (43.59 trillion pounds) last year and is set to rise by a further 40 percent to almost 80 trillion by 2019, research conducted by a Swiss private bank showed. Julius Baer's inaugural "Wealth Report: Europe" showed that despite recent concerns about economic malaise, Europe has maintained his role as one of the wealthiest region's in the world, its authors said. Wealth in Europe rose by 1.7 percent last year, exceeding the previous peak recorded prior to the 2007-2009 financial crisis. Germany, Britain, France and Italy accounted for almost...
  • New NATO chief vows to defend Turkey

    10/01/2014 6:28:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Euronews ^ | 10/1/2014
    NATO will defend Turkey if the country is ever attacked, the alliances new chief Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday, amid increased instability on its borders. The former Norwegian PM will visit Turkey next week as Ankara mulls using force to repel ISIL militants in Iraq and Syria. Turkish lawmakers are expected to debate authorising military action on Thursday. Our responsibility, the basic responsibility, is to stand up and be very clear that we are going to protect Turkey. That collective defence, Article 5, is something which is also going to be applied if Turkey is in any way attacked, said...
  • Landslide Vote against Single-Payer Confirms Switzerland Is an Outpost of Rationality

    09/30/2014 2:45:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 30, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’m a huge fan of Switzerland, largely because its voters approved a spending cap that should be a role model for other nations.It’s called the “debt brake” and it has helped reduce the burden of government spending in Switzerland at a time when most nations in Europe have been moving in the wrong direction.But that’s not the only reason I like Switzerland.I also appreciate the fact that Swiss voters seem to be much more sensible than voters in other nations.Every so often I see polls, for instance, suggesting that French voters overwhelmingly want less government spending. But then they go...
  • Cities to visit in Europe??

    09/29/2014 9:05:14 AM PDT · by babylon_times · 84 replies
    Me and a few friends will be spending 3 weeks in Europe Early next summer.... Has anyone here been over there? What are a few things "We shouldn't miss"?
  • Hey Europe, Blame the Socialists

    09/28/2014 9:53:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    Joel Kotkin writing for New Geography hits the nail smack on the head with his assessment Sick Man of Europe is Europe. Throughout the continent, public support for a united Europe fell sharply last year. Opposition to greater integration has emerged, with anti-EU parties gaining support in countries as diverse as the United Kingdom, Greece, Germany and France. The new reality is epitomized by Frances ascendant far-right political figure, Marine Le Pen, who is now leading in many polls to win the next presidential election. These attitudes suggest that the EU could be devolving from a nascent super-state to something...
  • European Leaders Speak Out Against Increasing Anti-Semitism

    09/28/2014 10:23:02 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9-28-14 | Hillel Fendel
    Possibly fearing the increasing loss of their Jews as European Aliyah escalates, European leaders and communities are taking steps to combat local anti-Semitism. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls visited the Great Synagogue in Paris just before Rosh Hashanah, and declared, "Denying the existence of Israel is the first step towards anti-Semitism." Speaking to more than 1,000 representatives of the French Jewish community, Valls assured them that the fight against anti-Semitism is a national cause. 'To be a Jew, to be French, French and Jewish identities are inseparable, he said. In Italy, the Jewish community announced the launch of a special...
  • Andrew Klavan: Europe is For Real

    09/28/2014 12:18:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 9/24/14 | Andrew Klavan
    n which our whimsical host, Andrew Klavan, takes a look at the faith-based story of a young man who dies and goes to the promised land, only to find that it's a giant lie propped up by the American taxpayer and military. TRANSCRIPT: Im Andrew Klavan and this is the Revolting Truth. Today, in a special religious edition of the Revolting Truth, wed like to take a look at the new faith-based bestseller, Europe Is For Real. Europe is for Real tells the inspiring story of the adorable 5-year-old Iowa boy Derpy Lipschitz. One fateful day, in April of 2005,...
  • Islamic State crisis: '3,000 European jihadists join fight'

    09/26/2014 7:09:15 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | 26 September 2014 Last updated at 11:46 GMT
    The number of Europeans joining Islamist fighters in Syria and Iraq has risen to more than 3,000, the EU's anti-terrorism chief has told the BBC. Gilles de Kerchove also warned that Western air strikes would increase the risk of retaliatory attacks in Europe. US-led forces have launched more than 200 air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq since August and on Monday began targeting IS in Syria. The UK parliament is due to vote on possible air strikes in Iraq on Friday.
  • European ISIS fighter numbers 'surge to 3,000'

    09/23/2014 6:24:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    AFP ^ | 9/23/2014
    The number of Europeans joining Islamist fighters in Syria and Iraq has surged to about 3,000 from 2,000 only months ago, the EU counter-terrorism chief said Tuesday. (snip) The European fighters, he said, come mainly from France, Britain, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark but a few come from Spain, Italy, Ireland and now Austria.
  • Europe Balks at Joining Air Campaign Over Syria

    09/24/2014 4:40:17 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 24, 2014 | STACY MEICHTRY
    Europe Balks at Joining Air Campaign Over Syria France and Other Allies Move Toward Action Against Islamic State in Iraq But Draw Line at Syrian Border By STACY MEICHTRY Sept. 24, 2014 PARISThe U.S.'s aggressive airstrikes in Syria, backed by a modest coalition of Arab partners, have so far failed to muster the support of traditional European allies. The U.K. and other European countries took key steps Wednesday in lining up parliamentary support for airstrikes over territory that the militant group Islamic State has seized in Iraq, and France has already begun an air campaign over that area. But Europe...
  • The Israelization of Anti-Semitism

    09/19/2014 10:03:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2014 | Suzanne Fields
    Angela Merkel is the stand-up lady of Europe. The German chancellor is forthright in calling anti-Semites to account. She spoke this week to a rally of 6,000 Germans at the Brandenburg Gate, denouncing the documented increase of anti-Semitism in their country. The evil of the Nazi regime, which killed 6 million Jews in Europe 80 years ago, is marked everywhere, with bronze plaques on sidewalks where Jews were taken from their homes and dispatched to death camps, to the five acres dedicated to the Memorial to the Murdered Jews in the very center of Berlin. And yet, as the chancellor...
  • Poland Plans Gas Hub to Kill Reliance on Russian Energy

    09/18/2014 8:27:38 AM PDT · by Blackyce · 17 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | 09/08/2014 | Reuters
    Poland Plans Gas Hub to Kill Reliance on Russian Energy ReutersSep. 18 2014 14:41 Last edited 14:41 Poland is taking steps towards creating agas trading andtransit hub inCentral andEastern Europe aimed ataccomplishing what much ofthe region has failed todo: shake off almost complete reliance onRussian gas imports. Poland will open aliquefied natural gas terminal in2015 andbuild new pipelines including aplanned north-south corridor stretching toCroatia tohelp ease thegrip ofRussia's Gazprom over former Soviet bloc nations. Central Europe's biggest economy, which also intends toupgrade gas links toLithuania toallow there-export ofgas tothe Baltics, has said it plans tobuild 2,000 kilometers ofpipelines criss-crossing thecountry...
  • [German Chancellor Angela Merkel] Multiculturalism is a failure

    09/17/2014 8:33:57 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 29 replies
    Human Events ^ | 9/17/2014 | Walter E. Williams
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that in Germany, multiculturalism has utterly failed. Both Australias ex-prime minister John Howard and Spains ex-prime minister Jose Maria Aznar reached the same conclusion about multiculturalism in their countries. British Prime Minister David Cameron has warned that multiculturalism is fostering extremist ideology and directly contributing to homegrown Islamic terrorism. UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage said the United Kingdoms push for multiculturalism has not united Britons but pushed them apart. It has allowed for Islam to emerge despite Britains Judeo-Christian culture. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said the roots of violent Islamism are not...
  • Europeans drawn from three 'tribes'

    09/17/2014 11:17:18 AM PDT · by Natufian · 28 replies
    BBC ^ | 09/17/2014 | Paul Rincon
    The modern European gene pool was formed when three ancient populations mixed with one another within the last 7,000 years, Nature journal reports. Blue-eyed, swarthy hunters mingled with brown-eyed, pale skinned farmers as the latter swept into Europe from the Near East. But another, mysterious population with Siberian affinities also contributed to the genetic landscape of the continent. The findings are based analysis of the genomes of nine ancient Europeans.
  • Europe goes back to the Middle Ages: Map shows how patchwork continent would look if every

    09/17/2014 6:42:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 17, 2014 | Sam Webb
    This map shows how Europe would look if every separatist movement was granted its dream of independence. With the Scottish referendum just days away, the issue of regions breaking away from their traditional rulers is looming large over the continent. The map features well-known separatist movements, such as the powerful and vocal Basque Nationalist movement in northern Spain and southwestern France, as well as the more obscure, such as the Savoyan League, which supports the independence of the Savoy region of France, which has a population of around 405,500.
  • Only a monetary 'nuclear bomb' can save Italy now, says Mediobanca

    09/16/2014 7:59:11 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 20 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 15 September 2014 | Evans Amrbrose-Pritchard
    The OECD has drastically cut its growth forecast for Italy. The depression will drag on though most of 2015. The economy will contract by 0.4pc this year. It will remain stuck in the doldrums next year with growth of just 0.1pc. If so, Italys public debt will spiral to dangerous levels next year, ever further beyond the point of no return for a country without its own sovereign currency and central bank. This is catastrophic for the finances of the country. Were heading for a debt ratio of 145pc next year, said Antonio Guglielmi, global strategist for Mediobanca. Who knows...
  • I have been in Europe for 5 months now and unlike the US, you can buy food everywhere!

    09/15/2014 11:03:32 AM PDT · by not2be4gotten.com · 90 replies
    Today | Me
    One thing that is really cool about Europe and has been ruined in the US, is the ability to buy food from the common people on the street. Many are the actual farmers them selves. And we have many wonderful conversations with these remarkable people. I remember going out to Southern California as a pre-teen and experiencing all the different little grocery stands that were there in the late 60's. When I returned there in 2010, there where NO independent produce/fruit stands. It took me a while to figure out why this happened, I was stumped for a long time....
  • Sweden's Social Democrats set to reclaim power as far-right makes gains

    09/14/2014 10:11:28 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 8 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 1 hour ago | Peter Harmsen
    Stockholm (AFP) - Sweden's Social Democrats look set to reclaim power after eight years in opposition, according to an early exit poll which predicts the far right will make historic gains in Sunday's general election. The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats could double their seats in parliament as some in the nation of 10 million known for its liberal asylum rules express frustration with a growing influx of refugees. .... An electoral gain for the Sweden Democrats and their dapper 35-year-old leader Jimmie Aakesson would confirm a Europe-wide trend of soaring popularity for populist right-wing parties. The eurosceptic Alternative for Germany, which...
  • Poland sees sharply lower gas supplies from Russia

    09/10/2014 9:01:47 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 63 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9-10-2014 | Adrian Krajewski
    Poland said on Wednesday the volume of gas it has received so far this week from Russian gas monopoly Gazprom was down by at least 20 percent. Some European countries believe Moscow may use a disruption of gas to Europe as a trump card in its confrontation with the West over Ukraine. The row has already dragged ties between Moscow and the West down to their worst since the Cold War. Ukraine's gas transport monopoly Ukrtransgaz was quoted by a Russian news agency as saying Gazprom was limiting flows to Poland to disrupt supplies of gas in the opposite direction,...
  • Russia has 'severed' partnership with Europe, says Germany

    09/01/2014 3:51:16 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 28 replies
    AFP ^ | September 1, 2014
    GDANSK, Poland: Russia has "effectively severed its partnership" with Europe and wants to establish a new order, German President Joachim Gauck said on Monday (Sep 1). "We want partnership and good neighbourly relations (with Russia)" but on the condition that Moscow changes its policies and that there is a "return to respect for the rights of nations", Gauck said at a ceremony in Gdansk to mark the 75th anniversary of Germany's invasion of Poland that set off World War II. Evoking the "miracle" of post-war reconciliation between Germans and Poles, Gauck said he was disappointed with the turn of events...
  • Europe could have a new problem on its hands: Pro

    09/05/2014 5:49:01 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    CNBC ^ | 04 September 2014 | Europe could have a new problem on its hands: Pro
    On Thursday morning, the European Central Bank surprised markets with a raft of stimulative measures including cuts in interest rates and the commencement of asset purchases. The news sent the euro currency much lower, but currency expert Boris Schlossberg of BK Asset Management identifies another reason why the euro could call even further: fresh concerns over a European Union breakup. ECB president Mario Draghi, in announcing the measures, mentioned that the vote was not unanimous. The strongest economy in the eurozone, Germany, is widely expected to have dissented. "It's a very, very tenuous union in many ways, and we see...
  • Bold action needed on Europe unemployment: Report

    09/05/2014 5:02:28 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    CNBC ^ | 05 September 2014 | Katy Barnato
    European employment targets are "unrealistic" and "bold action" is needed to boost job creation, according to a report published by the Ambrosetti Forum ahead of the open of its international economics conference. About 5.6 million jobs have been lost across the 28 countries that belong to the European Union (EU) since the global financial crisis of 2008, Ambrosetti's economists say. "The economic crisis produced growing unemployment levels in the EU, which now requires bold action from policymakers to boost labor demand as well as to implement labor market structural reforms," the economists wrote in their "Labor market scenario in Europe"...
  • NATO approves plans for rapid response force aimed at deterring Russia

    09/05/2014 1:18:32 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 23 replies
    foxnews.com/ ^ | September 05, 2014 | Associated Press
    Seeking to counter Russian aggression, NATO leaders approved plans Friday to create a rapid response force with a headquarters in Eastern Europe that could quickly mobilize if an alliance country in the region were to come under attack. NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the new unit would send a clear message to potential aggressors, namely Russia. "Should you even think of attacking one ally, you will be facing the whole alliance," he declared as a two-day NATO summit in southern Wales drew to a close.
  • Jihad Comes To Europe

    09/02/2014 12:29:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Belgian security services have estimated that the number of European jihadists in Syria may be over 4000. European leaders have directed their nastiest comments against the Jewish state, none of them has asked why Palestinian organizations in Gaza put their stockpiles of weapons in hospitals, homes, schools and mosques, or their command and control centers at the bottom of large apartment buildings or underneath hospitals. None of them has even said that Hamas is a terrorist organization despite its genocidal charter. The majority of them are wedded to the idea of redistribution. Their policies are anti-growth, do not afford people...
  • Saudi King Warns ISIS "Will Reach Europe In One Month, US In Two"

    09/01/2014 2:39:29 PM PDT · by blam · 52 replies
    Fox News - Zero Hedge ^ | 9-1-2014 | Tyler Durden
    <p>As if the fearmongery and vitriol of UK, Europe and the US were not enough, the Middle-East's 'allied' leaders are now opining on the threat of ISIS. As FOX News reports, The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that jihadists could target the United States and Europe if leaders across the globe do not react to growing terrorist threats as Islamic State militants make advances across Iraq and Syria. "If neglected, I am certain that after a month they will reach Europe and, after another month, America," blasted King Abdullah, adding Cameron-esquely, "they know no humanity." Of course, this is quote ironic given the Saudi's funding of various terror groups throughout the region.</p>
  • 75 years ago today - World War II

    09/01/2014 1:18:01 PM PDT · by nesnah · 9 replies
    On this day, 75 years ago, World War II began. It was started by some European megalomaniac who was trying to regain some of the land areas that his country had previously lost, but he felt those lands should be part of his country permanently again. And, we have James Earl Obama and Neville Kerry in charge of foreign affairs. Food for thought....
  • Several Swiss banks pull out of U.S. tax program: paper

    09/01/2014 5:46:49 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 24 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 8/31/2014 | Reuters
    ZURICH (Reuters) - At least 10 Swiss banks have withdrawn from a U.S. program aimed at settling a tax dispute between them and the United States, Swiss newspaper NZZ am Sonntag said on Sunday, quoting unnamed sources. Around 100 Swiss banks came forward at the end of last year to work with U.S. authorities in a program brokered by the Swiss government to help the banks make amends for aiding tax evasion. "At least 10 banks that had decided at the end of 2013 to pay a fine have withdrawn their decision," NZZ am Sonntag said, quoting unnamed lawyers and...
  • EU suggests Russia, Ukraine sign interim gas agreement

    08/29/2014 7:42:55 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    Itar-Tass ^ | 27 August 2014
    The E.U. has suggested an interim agreement on the gas supplies between Russia and Ukraine without waiting for a Stockholm arbitrary court decision, E.U. Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger said in a news conference following his meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko late Tuesday. Two cases are before the Stockholm court, but the hearings will take 12-15 months, which is too long, while Europe needs an interim solution for this winter, Oettinger said. In June, Russian gas giant Gazprom switched Ukraine off gas over the unpaid debt and filed a $4.5 billion suit to the Stockholm arbitration court. Later, Kiev reciprocated...
  • Hungary eyes Russia's 'illiberal' model

    08/18/2014 8:53:51 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 7 replies
    Aljazeera ^ | 18 Aug 2014 12:41 | Kristina Jovanovski
    Hungary has increasingly courted and won favour with Russia, while rejecting the core values of the European Union. Budapest, Hungary - As the West holds its breath waiting to see if Russia will intervene in Ukraine, there is one country looking to Moscow for inspiration: Hungary. In a speech in late July, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said he wanted to turn Hungary into an "illiberal state" and used Russia as a model example. "We want to build a workfare society ... which is willing to bear the odium to declare that it is not liberal in character," said Orban, adding...
  • The Islamic State is winning

    08/18/2014 10:08:14 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 2 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | August 18, 2014 | Dan Miller
    The threats posed by the Islamic State arepalpable and growing. While the Obama Nation and much of the West think short term and lead from behind, our enemies think long term and lead from the front.The Long War Journalis run byPaul Hanusz and Bill Roggio. Thomas Joscelyn is the senior editor. The following video was posted at You Tube on August 18th and is of a recent lecture by Mr. Joscelyn presented at the Endowment for Middle East Truth. Mr. Joscelyn compares the rise of initially unexceptional ideologues such as Hitler, Mao andStalin to the rise of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi...
  • Emboldened by their victims fear and inaction, Islamist thugs running wild in Sweden

    08/18/2014 8:57:32 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/18/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    hey are making their move. With the world busy trying to blame Israel for killing innocent Palestinians, Islamist thugs in Sweden are flexing their muscles and starting their attacks. They are threatening Sweden by saying, Until the day we die, we will engage in war against Sweden and Europe. Sweden and Europe invited these savages into their midst. They feed them, clothe them, give them free housing and offer them education, yet all the while allow these vicious sub-humans to openly hate their Swedish benefactors and rape their women without lifting a finger to defend themselves. Sweden is in desperate...
  • Islamic Hatred and Persecution of Christians Is Imported into European Refugee Centres

    08/17/2014 4:09:22 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 9 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 17 August 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Christians persecuted by Muslims in Islamic countries who think they are escaping their fate by fleeing discover that the same treatment awaits them in Europe, which after all has simply imported Islam's barbarism by opening its doors to large numbers of Muslims. The German daily newspaper Die Welt reports on the terrible exclusion and violence suffered by Christian refugees at the hands of Muslims in Germany's asylum centres. Germany is the second country in the world, after the US, for number of asylum applications received, with 13% of them last year, and the first in Europe, with 23.2% last...
  • Europe is in an epic depression and it's getting worse

    08/15/2014 6:14:06 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 12 replies
    The Week ^ | John Aziz
    Economic growth in Europe came in at zero in the second quarter of 2014. That's better than being in recession. But it's not the growth that Europe with its huge unemployment rate of 12 percent, or roughly 19,130,000 people out of work needs. The eurozone (below in blue) has been in a depression since the financial crisis. That's because in terms of gross domestic product, the eurozone has not risen back to its pre-financial crisis levels. The U.S. (below in red) on the other hand has gotten out of its slump, and continues to grow at a decent...
  • Could you, as a driver, handle the Autobahn?

    08/14/2014 5:39:21 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 91 replies
    08/15/2014 | WesternCulture
    I used to consider myself a very competent driver. One day back in 2010, I accelerated my precious 200 hp Volvo V70 out of a boring ferry departing from a Danish harbor and felt I was ready for the legendary Autobahn. Rather immediately though, I got stopped by a bunch of German highway police officers. "Most welcome to Germany, but take it easy", I got told (off). I soon forgot all about these words. 10 minutes later I nearly caused an accident because I failed to understand there was a que developing just one kilometer ahead of me. However, several...