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  • Motorcycle maker Yamaha to launch small cars in Europe

    02/27/2015 12:26:57 PM PST · by nascarnation · 41 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | 2/27/2015 | AFP
    Japanese motorcycle giant Yamaha will join the four-wheel market by launching small cars in Europe as early as 2019 to meet rising demand for energy-efficient vehicles, a company official said Friday. The firm has been mulling manufacturing four-wheel vehicles for years, exhibiting a prototype 1,000 cc engine car and an electric-car battery at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. Yamaha is planning to build car plants in Europe to sell them in the region before 2020, the company spokesman said, without elaborating. "As small cars are already prevalent in Europe, our first car launch will be (there)," he said. "But we...
  • Madonna: Atmosphere of intolerance in Europe 'feels like Nazi Germany'

    02/26/2015 5:34:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 70 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 2/26/15 | staff
    Internationally-recognized pop music sensation Madonna on Thursday said anti-Semitism and "growing intolerance" in Europe, and especially in France, has reached a level that "feels like Nazi Germany." During an interview with Europe 1 radio that is set to be aired in-full on Friday morning, the pop diva said "anti-Semitism is at an all-time high," in France and Europe. Setting aside a fall off stage during her performance at a Brit Awards, the 56-year-old star expressed her concern over the "climate of extreme fear" that has surfaced across the European continent, and which she likened to the era during the rise...
  • Bill Nye on Europe's Jews: If Only They Were More Neighborly

    02/22/2015 2:20:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 100 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 2/22/15 | Jack Coleman
    Heck, who cares if the "neighbors" in question have a knife to your throat. Bill Nye, foppish self-proclaimed Science Guy, appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher this past Friday night and demonstrated why he ought to stick with his true vocation as a global-warming bedwetter. During a panel discussion on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's suggestion that European Jews fearful for their lives should come "home" to Israel, Nye mocked the idea and blamed Jews for not being friendlier to predators who consider it a holy rite to slaughter them
  • French Icon Brigitte Bardot’s Blasphemy Against Muslims

    02/21/2015 6:40:29 AM PST · by rktman · 40 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/20/2015 | Dr. Phyllis Chesler
    Bardot has written: “I am fed up with being under the thumb of this population which is destroying us, destroying our country.”
  • God gave the Jews the Temple Mount, not Copenhagen's cafés" [Jesus or Barabbas]

    02/20/2015 3:28:07 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 33 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 2/20/2015 | Giulio Meotti
    The kippah is prohibited all over Europe. It is the symbol of a continent that is inexorably emptying itself of its Jews. Wearing a Jewish yarmulke is a revolutionary revolt in Berlin, Paris, Rome, Malmö and Brussels. Europe has lost half of its Jewish population, not since the Holocaust, but since 1960 to the present. Just stand in front of the the famous Portuguese synagogue of Amsterdam, built in 1675, in a period in which the Netherlands welcomed the Jews from all over the world, and you will understand what it means being a Jew in Europe. The police will...
  • ISIS plans to storm Europe, cause 'pandemonium' in cities

    02/20/2015 5:03:26 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 30 replies
    WND ^ | Aaron Klein
    ISIS is planning to use Libya as a “gateway” to Europe and has raised the possibility of storming southern European cities to cause “pandemonium” or closing international shipping lines in the Mediterranean Sea. This according to documents released by ISIS supporters and propagandists and obtained by the Quilliam Foundation, a Britain-based think tank that focuses on counter-extremism. The purported ISIS documents, obtained and reviewed by WND, received widespread news coverage. However, some of the more sensational possibilities described within the pages were largely overlooked. The documents indicate ISIS views Libya as not just fertile ground for a headquarters but as...
  • ISIS Threatens Europe

    02/20/2015 12:56:15 AM PST · by Mozilla · 20 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | February 19, 2015 | L. Todd Wood
    The headline in the UK newspaper, The Independent, says it all: Libya civil war: Italy ready to train anti-Isis forces to protect its own borders. Europe is getting scared of ISIS, especially Italy, whose southern islands are only 185 miles from the coast of Libya, where ISIS recently beheaded 21 Egyptian Christians on the beach. It doesn’t help that ISIS recently threatened to conquer Rome. With the historical record showing that ISIS typically lives up to its threats, I can understand why the Italians are worried. Couple the threat of being conquered with the reality of terrorists living amongst you...
  • Living History ... Mark Steyn

    02/18/2015 11:13:18 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 20 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 18 Feb 2015 | Mark Steyn
    Even the Obammyboppers of an otherwise adoring media seem to understand his big conference on "countering violent extremism" is a bit of a joke. Undeterred, President Obama has unveiled the summit's bumper sticker: "Religions Don't Kill People. People Killed People." It got him through to the next round in the middle-school debate-team county quarter-finals, so who knows the impact it will have on the Islamic State. I'm thrilled to discover that my tax dollars are now going to fund something called the International Center for Excellence in Countering Violent Extremism. Seriously. It's in Dubai. But perhaps we can open a...
  • Gun Watch Refered to in Economist Comment

    02/18/2015 5:20:35 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A very well written comment in the Economist refers to the Gun Watch article on the comparison of European Murder rates to those in the United States.   It is so well done that I will quote it in its entirety.  From the Economist comments section, kudos to guest-sosaoel: I'll give the author credit for trying to be reasonable as well as thanks for having the integrity to try shooting for himself. However I must correct a number of glaring errors. We oppose gun control because it has never been credibly demonstrated to work. Ever. Yes, there have been some...
  • 3,000 Fort Stewart soldiers deploying to Europe amid US effort to deter Russian aggression

    02/18/2015 4:42:04 AM PST · by Wiz-Nerd · 11 replies
    Daily Journal ^ | February 17, 2015 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    <p>FORT STEWART, Georgia — The U.S. Army is sending more than 3,000 Fort Stewart soldiers to Europe to help assure American allies in the region and deter Russian aggression in Ukraine.</p> <p>Officials at the southeast Georgia Army post said Tuesday that soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division will deploy next month.</p>
  • What Is Obama's ISIS Strategy?

    02/17/2015 4:31:53 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 25 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | February 17, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    Charles Martel and the Holy Roman Empire kept the Muslims out of Europe on two separate occasions. Today Europe has all but abandoned its Christian past and has allowed Muslims to come unfettered into their countries. ISIS is busy chopping the heads off of Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya, putting that group on the doorstep of Europe. Meanwhile in Europe has been subjected to one Muslim terrorist attack after another. European Jews don’t have socialists with Hitler sympathies to fear, they have Muslims to fear. A synagogue in Denmark was attacked over the weekend leaving one dead. In the Paris...
  • Religion's week from hell

    02/17/2015 4:27:45 AM PST · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    CNN.com ^ | February 17, 2015 | Daniel Burke
    (CNN)Whether you believe that religious violence is fueled by faith or is a symptom of larger factors -- political instability, poverty, cultural chaos -- one thing seems clear: Last week was hellish for religion.
  • Greek crisis talks collapse in acrimony as Syriza defies EMU

    02/16/2015 2:05:21 PM PST · by NRx · 23 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 16 Feb 2015 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Greece is on a collision course with the eurozone’s creditor powers after emergency talks ended in acrimony on Monday night, triggering the most serious political crisis since the launch of the euro. The Leftist Syriza government reacted with fury to eurozone demands that it must stick to the country’s discredited austerity plan, describing the draft text as “absurd and unacceptable”.
  • After Attacks, Europe Fights Call for Mass Migration of Jews

    02/16/2015 12:51:43 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 38 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 16, 2015 | LORI HINNANT
    ~snip~ "We know there are doubts, questions across the community," French President Francois Hollande said Monday. "I will not just let what was said in Israel pass, leading people to believe that Jews no longer have a place in Europe and in France in particular." French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Monday the government would defend French Jews against what he described as "Islamo-fascism." "A Jew who leaves France is a piece of France that is gone," Valls told RTL radio ~snip~ German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that her government will do everything possible to make sure Jewish sites...
  • Commander of US Army in Europe Sees Russia Mobilizing for War

    02/15/2015 6:22:35 PM PST · by presidio9 · 252 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 09, 2015 | Sohrab Ahmari
    'I believe the Russians are mobilizing right now for a war that they think is going to happen in five or six years —not that they're going to start a war in five or six years, but I think they are anticipating that things are going to happen, and that they will be in a war of some sort, of some scale, with somebody within the next five or six years." So says Lt. Gen. Frederick "Ben" Hodges, commander of U.S. Army Europe.... "Strong Europe!" reads a sign on one of the walls. Next to it is the U.S. Army...
  • Germany: Braunschweig parade halted over terror alert

    02/15/2015 6:33:52 AM PST · by LSUfan · 39 replies
    BBC ^ | 15 Feb 15 | Unattributed
    A carnival parade has been called off at short notice in Braunschweig, northern Germany, due to the threat of an Islamist attack, police said. A "specific threat of an Islamist attack" was identified by state security sources, they said in a statement. Police urged people planning to attend to stay at home. The parade - a well-known regional attraction - was cancelled only 90 minutes before it was due to start. "Many people arriving at the train station were already dressed up and very disappointed - but we didn't want to take any risks," police spokesman Thomas Geese was quoted...
  • Super Hero of Cartoon Character

    02/14/2015 7:01:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2015 | Charles Payne
    "I want to work with Congress to replace mindless austerity with smart investments that strengthen America," said President Obama in a recent speech at the Department of Homeland Security. In the making of a counter-cultural hero, in an era of failed responsibility and in an era of passing the buck, a new superstar has been found. In America, we have Elizabeth Warren, who is coming on like gangbuster as an alternative to Hillary Clinton, something I predicted a long time ago. In Europe, Yanis Varoufakis, the Greek finance minister whose un-tucked shirts worn with blue jeans have become a symbol...
  • UKRAINE: Russia's war against Ukraine: recent developments in the Donbas

    02/13/2015 6:17:56 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 3 replies
    Liga.net ^ | 13.02.2015 23:00
    What's happening in Lugansk, Donetsk, Mariupol, Debaltseve, Gorlovka and other hot spots east of Ukraine Photos - Defense Ministry Annexing the Crimea, Russia continued aggression on the territory of anti-Ukrainian Donbass. Artificial Donetsk and Luhansk "people's republic" became the centers of the Association of Russian mercenaries and professional fighters, subversive groups on the basis of people from the Caucasus and local pro-Russian activists. Receiving funding from Russia and weapons, including heavy armor, Grad MLRS, hurricanes, tornadoes, terrorists regularly shelled not only camps and checkpoints ATO forces, but also residential houses, resulting in widespread killing civilians. Since mid-July, when the forces...
  • Europe planning to blackmail Israel regardless of who wins the elections

    02/13/2015 2:52:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Israel Matav ^ | 2/13/2015 | Carl in Jerusalem
    According to a report in Makor Rishon, Europe is planning to blackmail Israel big time in March regardless of which side wins our upcoming elections. Ariel Kahane reports in today’s edition of Makor Rishon that the European Union is preparing to impose a series of heavy sanctions against Israel to be rolled out after the March elections. The sanctions would impact not only Israeli business economic activity with the European Union that involves Israeli manufacturers located beyond the ’67 line (including eastern Jerusalem) but also trade activity in general and other facets of economic interaction between the EU and...
  • As Jews Depart, European Civilization Dies

    02/12/2015 4:17:25 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 43 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2/11/2015 | Terry Jones
    It sounds like some kind of mysterious demographic whodunnit: "The case of the missing Jews." Except it´s no real mystery. After years of hostility, both at the government and personal level, declining fertility rates and growing emigration, Jews now make up their smallest share of Europe´s population in hundreds of years.
  • Greece threatens tilt to Russia and China unless Europe yields

    02/11/2015 3:18:31 PM PST · by NRx · 43 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10 Feb 2015 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    It is important for clients to be aware of the total amount they paid for day care, and have the day care provider's tax ID number, Social Security number or employer identification number (EIN). A new requirement in 2015, those filing tax returns must bring proof of health insurance, for example Affordable Health Care Act Forms 1099 A, B, or C. Clients should know birth dates for the members of their family. Health Care Marketplace Navigators will be at each tax site to assist families with enrollment in the health insurance marketplace and to answer questions regarding tax credits and...
  • “A Cowardly Cuddling of Islam”

    02/11/2015 2:44:12 PM PST · by LSUfan · 28 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 11 Feb 15 | Geert Wilders
    Geert Wilders in Parliamentary Debate with Dutch Prime Minister: “We See a Cowardly Cuddling of Islam” Madam Speaker, Exactly four weeks ago today, I stood here on behalf of the PVV group and expressed my anger about the incompetent anti-terrorism policies of the cabinet. I called on the government to wake up. To recognize Islam as the cause of the terror and the misery. To close our borders. To halt Islamization. To let Jihadists leave or a least imprison them. And to never allow them to return to the Netherlands. Meanwhile, four weeks have passed and no progress has been...
  • Garry Kasparov says ‘Obama and Merkel sounded delusional’ on Ukraine

    02/10/2015 11:33:19 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 2/9/15 | twitchy staff/Garry Kasparov
    The situation on the ground in Ukraine has been described as a high-stakes chess game, and Garry Kasparov, world chess champion and chairman of the Human Rights Foundation, expressed little confidence in the players yesterday.
  • Think the U.S Has a Measles Problem? Just Look at Europe

    02/09/2015 11:17:00 AM PST · by Theoria · 18 replies
    NBC ^ | 07 Feb 2015 | Maggie Fox and Tracy Connor
    The case count for the measles outbreak linked to Disneyland is steadily ticking upwards. Health officials in more than a dozen states are tracking down thousands of people to try to make sure they don't spread the virus any further. It sounds bad, but European health officials say they're looking at the United States with envy. To them, America's current total of just over 100 measles cases looks comparatively good. Last year, Europe had 3,840 measles cases. Italy alone had 1,921 cases. And that's an improvement over 2013, when there were more than 10,000 cases across Europe. France has had...
  • Islamophobia is an extension of the Crusades(projectile vomit)

    02/06/2015 9:31:48 PM PST · by barmag25 · 36 replies
    World Bulletin ^ | 2/4/15 | World Bulletin
    With academics, writers and journalists present, the meeting was published on the website of the World Bulletin. World Bulletin Research Panel have placed their mark on their round table meetings. Prof. Dr. Ali Murat Yel, researcher and writer Levent Basturk and journalist Saadet Oruc's meeting was moderated Aynur Erdogan. Levent Basturk highlighted the historical dimension of Islamophobia in his speech. Basturk explained that the concept of Islamophobia had gained ground but was rooted in events prior to 9/11, saying: "A liberal-left think tank in the UK had organised reports about attacks on Muslim immigrants. The report didn't just focus on...
  • How Dark Were the Dark Ages? (Video)

    02/05/2015 10:40:09 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 61 replies
    Prager University ^ | 26 Jan 2015 | Anthony Esolen
    Were the Middle Ages, also known as the Dark Ages, characterized by oppression, ignorance, and backwardness in areas like human rights, science, health, and the arts? Or were they marked by progress and tolerance? Anthony Esolen, an English Literature professor at Providence College, explains.
  • Noose Tightens on Europe

    02/05/2015 12:34:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2015 | Mike Shedlock
    <p>Today German Chancellor Angela Merkel proclaimed Greek Diplomatic Offensive Is Failing.</p> <p>Merkel’s Christian Democratic-led bloc in parliament has agreed not to give in to any “bad compromise that “defacto adds up to a debt writedown,” Hans-Peter Friedrich, a deputy leader of the caucus, said in an interview today.</p>
  • Europe's creditors play with 'political fire' in pushing Greece to the brink

    02/01/2015 7:06:51 PM PST · by Lorianne · 15 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 31 January 2015 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    The North European power structure has issued stern and inflexible warnings to Greece. Syriza’s triumphant radicals must pay the country’s debts and stick to the letter of the hated `Memorandum’ imposed by creditors. If premier Alexis Tsipras breaches the terms of Greece’s EU-IMF Troika bail-out – signed by earlier leaders under duress, and deemed unjust in Athens – Europe will cut off €54bn of support for the Greek banking system and force the country out of the euro in short order. Europe must not yield to “blackmail,” said Germany’s ZEW institute. Wolfgang Schäuble, Germany’s finance minister, said the new Syriza...
  • Eurozone alarm grows over Greek bailout brinkmanship

    02/01/2015 6:06:03 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 39 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 1 Feb 15 | Anne-Sylvaine Chassany in Paris and Peter Spiegel in Brussels
  • Eurozone deflation hits –0.6%

    01/30/2015 6:32:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    European Voice ^ | 01/30/2015 11:42 CET | Dave Keating
    The eurozone experienced negative inflation for the second month in a row, according to a flash estimate published today (30 January) by Eurostat, the European Union’s statistical office. Inflation is expected to be at −0.6%, with consumer prices falling further than economists had forecast. The fall represents the biggest decline in prices in the history of the euro. […] The drop was driven by the fall in energy prices (−8.9%, compared with −6.3% in December). […] The deflationary spiral comes as Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank (ECB), is trying to tackle deflation with a policy of...
  • Greece's Syriza Party: We’re Not on Board with Sanctions on Russia

    It looks like not all European governments signed off on yesterday’s joint statement encouraging new sanctions on Russia. The Wall Street Journal reports: Greece’s new government, though, jumped into an early diplomatic spat with Brussels over the statement, which it said it hadn’t approved. The statement “was circulated without having followed the correct procedure for ensuring the consent of member states and, in particular, without ensuring Greece’s consent,” said Dimitrios Tzanakopolous, a senior aide to new Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. The disagreement suggests the election victory of Mr. Tsipras’s left-wing Syriza party on Sunday could deepen divides within the...
  • Are European 'No-Go Zones' a Myth?

    01/28/2015 6:27:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/28/2015 | By John Dietrich
    Recently Fox News apologized for referring to several areas in Europe as “no-go zones.” The apology followed an interview with Steven Emerson, Executive Director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism, who incorrectly claimed Birmingham, England was a Muslim city. The apology claimed the “no-go zone” statement was also incorrect. Julie Banderas asserted, “we have made some regrettable errors on air regarding the Muslim population in Europe, particularly with regard to England and France. To be clear, there is no formal designation of these zones in either country and no credible information to support the assertion there are specific areas in...
  • The Collapse of Europe? The European Union May Be on the Verge of Regime Collapse

    01/27/2015 3:00:01 PM PST · by alexmark1917 · 14 replies
    INVESTMENT WATCH BLOG ^ | Worker Ant #11
    The Collapse of Europe? The European Union May Be on the Verge of Regime Collapse Europe won the Cold War. Not long after the Berlin Wall fell a quarter of a century ago, the Soviet Union collapsed, the United States squandered its peace dividend in an attempt to maintain global dominance, and Europe quietly became more prosperous, more integrated, and more of a player in international affairs. Between 1989 and 2014, the European Union (EU) practically doubled its membership and catapulted into third place in population behind China and India. It currently boasts the world’s largest economy and also heads...
  • Sir Ben Kingsley: Europe Did Not Grieve the Holocaust

    01/26/2015 2:01:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    INN ^ | 1/26/2015, 5:59 PM | Yoni Kempinski and Ari Soffer
    Award-winning veteran actor and storyteller Sir Ben Kingsley was among the dignitaries at the first day of the Let My People Live Forum in Prague, and used the opportunity to explain why in his view Europe has failed to fully come to terms with the crimes of the holocaust. […] One of the greatest tragedies, he insisted, was the fact that in his view, “Europe did not grieve in 1945. It moved on. It found another enemy; it found other issues. The first step in healing is for us to collectively grieve—we have missed that crucial step.” As a result,...
  • Far from ‘outsiders,’ Europe and Islam have long been intertwined

    01/25/2015 5:47:07 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    The Globe and Mail (UK) ^ | January 25, 2015 | by H.A. Hellyer
    In the wake of the most recent attacks in Paris, the airwaves have been full of myths about Muslim communities in Europe. However, history tells a rather different tale: Muslims are far from alien from European culture; in fact, they are central to it. The links between Europe and Islam date back to the very first generation of Muslims. We know of the famed rule of Muslim Iberia (now known as Spain and Portugal), which created a thriving multi-religious society, something that was then a novelty in Europe. Several hundred years earlier, after Muslim Spain had begun, you might have...
  • Greek leftists Syriza aim for landmark election win

    01/25/2015 5:25:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 25, 2015 | BY ANGELIKI KOUTANTOU AND JAMES MACKENZIE
    Greeks began voting on Sunday in an election expected to bring to power the radical leftist Syriza party, which has pledged to take on international lenders and roll back painful austerity measures imposed during years of economic crisis. Barring a huge upset, victory for Syriza, which has led opinion polls for months, would produce the first euro zone government openly committed to cancelling the austerity terms of its EU and IMF-backed bailout programme. After its most severe crisis since the fall of the military junta in 1974, Greece's economy has shrunk by some 25 percent, thousands of businesses have closed,...
  • Does Europe Have No-Go Zones?

    01/23/2015 5:28:33 PM PST · by SJackson · 26 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | January 23, 2015 | Daniel Pipes
    Comments by Steven Emerson on Fox News have prompted a heated debate over whether predominantly Muslim “no-go zones” exist in Europe. On Jan. 11, Emerson said they “exist throughout Europe … they’re places where the governments like France, Britain, Sweden, Germany don’t exercise any sovereignty. .. you basically have zones where Shariah courts were set up, where Muslim density is very intense, where the police don’t go in, and where it’s basically a separate country almost, a country within a country.” Although Emerson, whom I admire for his moral courage and investigative skills, immediately apologized for his “terrible error” of...
  • Islamicized Europe or Nihilistic Eschatology [Eurabia]

    01/20/2015 12:14:17 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 6 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 1/20/2015 | Giulio Meotti
    Michel Houellebecq’s new novel, “Soumission”, tells the story of a French university professor, Francois, a secularized, single man who indulges in sexual pleasures and finds comfort in Islam. It is the symbol of a decaying Europe. In 1979, another great French writer, Emil Cioran, wrote that European civilization was going to be defeated and that its decline was due to a refined inactivity, a sublime lifestyle. Cioran saw the day the church of Notre Dame de Paris would become a mosque. What is more despicable is in fact the old continent’s moral inertia. Only the naive, or the lying, can...
  • Terrorism is not issue between the West, Islam -- EU policy chief

    01/19/2015 6:46:36 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Kuwait News Agency ^ | January 19, 2015
    BRUSSELS -- EU High Representative Federica Mogherini met here Monday Nabil Al-Araby, Secretary General of the Arab League and discussed how to increase counter-terrorism cooperation. Speaking to reporters before the meeting, she underlined that terrorism "is not an issue between the West and Islam, terrorist attacks are targeting most of all Muslims in the world so we need an alliance and a dialogue to face the issue together." "We also need to take full responsibility for what we do and say, I think respect is one of the core values of the EU, drawing the line between freedom and respect...
  • Putin Cuts Off Gas Supply To Six European Countries Without Warning

    01/18/2015 2:50:54 PM PST · by dila813 · 105 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1/18/2015 @ 4:03PM | Paul Gregory
    On January 14, Vladimir Putin ordered Russia’s natural gas monopoly, Gazprom, to cut back by 60% the natural gas delivered to Europe through Ukraine. His ostensible reason: Ukraine was illegally siphoning off gas for its own use—a charge Ukraine denies. Overall Europe depends on Russia for 30% of its gas supplies, and some 80% of Europe’s Russian natural gas comes via Ukraine. Putin’s order would leave six countries in eastern and southeastern Europe totally without gas.
  • Uber Wants to Create 50,000 Jobs, Take 400,000 Cars Off the Road in Europe This Year

    01/18/2015 1:42:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    re/code ^ | January 18, 2015 | Ina Fried
    Uber chief Travis Kalanick said he wants to expand operations in Europe and, in the process, create 50,000 jobs and take 400,000 personal vehicles off the road. Kalanick said the ride-sharing service isn’t opposed to regulation, but wants “progressive regulation” that promotes safe and affordable rides and generates tax revenue without limiting competition. Cities around the globe have been going after Uber and other services, using a mix of existing regulations and new laws. “We want to make 2015 the year where we establish a new partnership with (European Union) cities,” Kalanick said, speaking Sunday at the DLD Conference in...
  • 31 Rolls of Undeveloped Film from a Soldier in WWII Discovered and Processed

    01/18/2015 9:54:02 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 8 replies
    Petapixel ^ | January 16, 2015 | Michael Zhang
    [Snip]Bettweiser tells us he found the film rolls in late 2014 at an auction in Ohio. About half the rolls were labeled with various location names (i.e. Boston Harbor, Lucky Strike Beach, LaHavre Harbor).
  • German anti-Islam PEGIDA cancels rally over 'IS death threat'

    01/18/2015 5:40:53 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    AFP via Expatica Germany ^ | January 17, 2015
    Germany's anti-Islamic PEGIDA movement said it has cancelled a planned march on Monday, citing a death threat against organisers from the Islamic State jihadist group. "Cancelled! Dear friends, unfortunately we must cancel our 13th meeting due to security concerns," the group "Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the Occident" said on its Facebook page on Sunday. "What in police jargon is called an 'abstract threat' has changed to a 'concrete death threat' against a member of the organising team. IS terrorists have ordered his assassination." "We take these leads very seriously," Spiegel quoted an unnamed high-ranking security official as saying....
  • Warning: Bond rates are going negative

    01/15/2015 6:38:42 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 57 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 15 January 2015 | Matt Egan
    Investors are so nervous that they are basically willing to lose money when they buy some government bonds. It's part of the latest fad in finance that's all the rage: "going negative." The yields on government bonds in Europe and Japan have dipped into the uncharted waters of negative territory. That means buyers of those bonds are essentially taking a loss just to hold onto those assets. They think their money is better off losing a few cents than putting it elsewhere. "It's basically a fee for fear," said Nicholas Colas, chief market strategist at ConvergEx. "Fear of deflation, fear...
  • Hundreds Rally In Prague Against Islam

    01/17/2015 7:10:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    About 500 protesters gathered at an anti-Islam demonstration in Prague on January 16. The demonstrators carried signs and banners with slogans like “Europe, wake up!” “Islam is evil,” and “Moderate Islam does not exist.” The organizers of the rally were from a group that calls itself “We Do Not Want Islam In The Czech Republic.” About 20 people attended a counterdemonstration against racism and xenophobia that was held nearby.
  • Channel Tunnel closed and services hit after lorry fire

    01/17/2015 6:14:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    BBC News ^ | January 17, 2015
    Passengers are facing severe disruption after the Channel Tunnel was closed "until further notice" following a fire on a lorry. Eurostar says all its services today have been cancelled and trains are returning to their original stations. Kent Police said the fire happened at the French end of the tunnel and is being dealt with by the French authorities. There were no reported injuries, a police spokesman said.
  • Europe needs to better integrate Muslim communities: Obama

    01/16/2015 11:24:17 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 6 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | Jan 16, 2015 | AFP
    Europe must do more to better integrate its Muslim communities, and not "simply respond with a hammer," US President Barack Obama said Friday in the wake of last week's terror attacks in France.
  • The war against ISIS is now being fought on European soil

    01/16/2015 9:22:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/15/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Overnight, French, German and Belgian authorities executed more anti-terror raids against suspected militants believed to be linked to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. In France and Germany, 14 people with ties to ISIS were detained while another 13 were arrested in Belgium in a massive anti-terror sweep by European authorities. Some of the suspected militants were Western citizens who had recently returned from Syrian battlefields with what authorities believe were under orders by ISIS commanders to execute attacks on European targets. “Guns, munitions and explosives, as well as police uniforms and a large amount of money, were...
  • The Free World Under Siege

    01/16/2015 8:26:40 AM PST · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | January 16, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Twelve cartoonists are dead in Paris for violating Islam’s blasphemy law. Four Jews are dead for being among the people that the Qur’an claims are “the most intense of the people in animosity toward the believers” (5:82). Muslims have recently attacked and killed police officers in New York City, Canada, and France. And Thursday, Muslims fired on police who were raiding their terror operations, and two of the jihadis were killed. Europe is under siege. As is the free world.
  • Suppose Islam Had a Holocaust and No One Noticed

    01/16/2015 3:01:22 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 13 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | January 16, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    While Western newspapers were debating whether or not to reprint the Mohammed cartoons, in Nigeria as many as 2,000 people were massacred by the Islamic State in Nigeria, also known as Boko Haram, in what is being called the deadliest attack by the Muslim group to date. Survivors described the Islamic State setting up efficient killing teams and massacring everyone while shouting “Allahu Akbar”. “For five kilometers (three miles), I kept stepping on dead bodies until I reached Malam Karanti village, which was also deserted and burnt,” one survivor said. There’s a word for that. It’s genocide. The Islamic State...