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  • Hungary’s abortion rate plummets as new family policies are brought in.

    02/13/2019 6:16:35 PM PST · by keats5 · 43 replies
    The Bridgehead ^ | 2/13/19 | Jonathon Van Maren
    Hungary’s prime minister has announced a raft of measures aimed at boosting the country’s declining birth rate and reducing immigration. Giving his annual State of the Nation address Sunday, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced a seven-point “Family Protection Action Plan” designed to promote marriage and families. Measures announced included waivers on personal income tax for women raising at least four children for the rest of their lives and subsidies for large families to buy larger cars. The ‘action plan’ also extended a loan program to help families with at least two children to buy homes. Every woman under 40...
  • 'Enormous hypocrisy': Hungary blasts US' warnings on the dangers of dealing with Russia or China

    02/12/2019 5:44:58 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 21 replies
    RT: Russia Today ^ | 11 Feb 2019
    US State Secretary Mike Pompeo's quest to scare Hungary away from dealing with Russia and China appears to have turned sour, as Budapest said it's fed up with lectures about its foreign policy. Pompeo is on a five-day massive charm offensive in Eastern Europe seeking to "make up" for the time the US "shunned" the nations of the region "in a way that drove them to fill a vacuum with folks who didn't share our values," as he himself put it. He did not focus his attention solely on the Kremlin, though, and promptly warned his Hungarian counterpart about the...
  • Anti-government protests continue in Serbia for 10th week

    02/12/2019 2:36:06 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies
    Euronews ^ | Feb 10 2019
    Anti-government protesters in their thousands took to the streets of Belgrade on Saturday night for the tenth weekly demonstration of its kind. The protesters are a mix of citizens movements, opposition parties, from both left and right, academics, students and ordinary people. They are united in the belief that Serbia with president Aleksandar Vucic at the helm is sliding towards autocratic rule and that the country is gripped by political violence and a climate of fear. After more than two months of weekly protests people are still coming out in huge numbers and many political analysts believe the protests are...
  • Pompeo Says U.S. To Be More Engaged In East Europe, Warns Russia Trying To Divide West

    02/11/2019 6:46:10 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    Radio Liberty ^ | Feb 11 2019
    On the first day of a five-country European tour that will focus on opposition to the growing influence of Russia and China in Central Europe, Pompeo met with Hungary's prime minister, Viktor Orban. "We must not let Putin drive wedges between friends in NATO," Pompeo told a joint news conference in Budapest with Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto. Pompeo specifically pointed to Central Europe's reliance on Russian energy as well as the presence of the Chinese telecom firm Huawei, particularly in Hungary.
  • Trump’s wild popularity overseas is one of media’s best kept secrets

    02/10/2019 6:28:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/10/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    The mainstream media pretends that their scorn for President Trump is almost universally shared overseas. While globalists everywhere (along with their media allies) dislike him for standing up for national sovereignty, a rising tide of populist revolt is shaking them to their core. And Trump is a hero – even a superhero – to the growing number of anti-globalist populists around the world. Stark evidence of this popularity of President Trump comes from Italy, where a populist government won power – though the media tend to ignore this. The Carnival of Viareggio, described as “world-famous” by (the website...
  • Poland's young voters turning to the right

    02/09/2019 2:29:47 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 27 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 31 Jan 2019
    In Poland, the young generation's shift to the right is neither a temporary trend nor an expression of protest. It represents a new self-image that has grown with the politics of recent years. Young Poles long for post-material values such as the church, tradition and security. This shift made its mark for the first time in the 2015 parliamentary elections. Two-thirds of voters between 18 and 29 supported parties to the right of center. The national-conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party, which today governs Poland, received 27 percent of their votes. A further 21 percent went to the new right-wing...
  • Budapest Wins Best European Destination 2019 Title

    02/07/2019 11:10:32 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 34 replies
    Hungary Today ^ | 2019 Feb 6 | Fanni Kaszas
    "The pearl of the Danube is not only the best European destination, it is also one of the most beautiful and safest cities in the world. Budapest offers the elegance of Paris, the architectural heritage of Vienna, the charm of Porto, Stockholm’s gentle way of life.” The Hungarian capital received a total of 62,128 votes. According to the statement of Mayor István Tarlós, posted on on Tuesday, No other previous winner received as many votes from abroad as Budapest, with 77 percent submitted from other countries. This year’s list also included Athens, Florence, Bratislava, Metz and Paris. The trendiest...
  • France Recalls Ambassador To Rome-"Unprecedented attacks" says French foreign ministry

    02/07/2019 5:21:17 AM PST · by Nextrush · 21 replies
    ANSA.IT ^ | 2/7/2019 | ANSA
    (ANSA)-Rome-February 7-France has recalled its ambassador to Rome, Christian Masset, for consultations. The French foreign ministry said the move was related to "groundless attacks by Italy without precedent since the end of the war" and "outrageous statements" by the Italian government. "Disagreeing is one thing, exploiting relations for electoral ends is another", the ministry noted.....
  • Muslim school will not allow girls to eat lunch until after boys have finished, Ofsted chief says

    01/30/2019 2:07:28 PM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    Telegraph Media ^ | 30 JANUARY 2019 | Camilla Turner
    UK - A Muslim school will not allow girls to eat lunch until after boys have finished, an Ofsted chief has told MPs. Al-Hijrah school in Birmingham is still segregating boys and girls despite a Court of Appeal ruling in 2017 that found it was unlawful, according to Luke Tryl, director of corporate strategy at Ofsted. ... We perhaps don’t always feel we get the support we need from the rest of Government in pushing that forward.” He said that Al-Hijrah school was enforcing a “very strict gender segregation” which included “denying the girls to have their lunch until the...
  • Macedonian PM Says Joining NATO Will Assure Peace in Balkans

    02/05/2019 9:32:48 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 5 replies
    VOA News ^ | Feb 4, 2019 | Ken Schwartz
    Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev says the entire Balkans will have prosperity and lasting peace when Macedonia joins NATO. Zaev spoke in Sofia, Bulgaria Monday — two days before Macedonia signs the accession protocol at NATO headquarters in Brussels. "Macedonia has been waiting for 27 years to become a member of NATO. Zaev said. "Today, Macedonia has the hope of having open doors." Greece had blocked Macedonia's efforts to join NATO and the EU because of a long-running dispute over the use of the name 'Macedonia' — shared both by a historic region of northern Greece and the former Yugoslav...
  • Germany drops F-35 from fighter tender; Boeing F/A-18 and Eurofighter to battle on

    01/31/2019 8:00:17 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 02/01/2019
    BERLIN: Germany will pick either the Eurofighter or Boeing's F/A-18 fighter jet to replace its Tornado warplanes, knocking Lockheed Martin's F-35 stealth fighter out of a tender worth billions of euros, Defence Ministry sources said on Thursday (Jan 31). The ministry will make a final decision after receiving detailed information from Boeing and Airbus about the aircraft, which must be able to carry US nuclear weapons to fulfill Germany's obligations to NATO, the sources said. No timetable for a decision was given, but the process could take time since the US government will have to certify both jets to carry...
  • European co-living developer plans big entrance into U.S. market

    01/29/2019 11:08:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Architect's Newspaper ^ | January 30, 2019 | Ali Oriaku
    Quarters, a major European co-living company, plans to invest $300 million toward building new developments across the United States and becoming the nation’s largest co-living operator by 2022, according to an article in Curbed. Millennials are the primary target demographic for the co-living industry. Due to financial issues and their tendency to lead nomadic lifestyles, young adults are typically the most interested in shared housing spaces. By offering pre-furnished bedrooms, shared common spaces, and amenities such as 24/7 laundry access, cleaning services, Wi-Fi, and community events, co-living companies like Quarters want to provide Millennials with more affordable access to increasingly...
  • CNOOC Makes Major New Oil Discovery in North Sea Off Scotland

    01/29/2019 6:30:41 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 9 replies
    gCaptain ^ | January 29, 2019 | gCaptain
    China state oil company CNOOC on Tuesday announced a major new oil discovery at the Glengorm prospect in the U.K. sector of the North Sea.
  • Million-dollar car collection hidden for years uncovered in poor artist's barn

    01/28/2019 2:01:07 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 28, 2019 | Gary Gastelu
    (Artcurial) A trio of treasured Bugattis kept locked in a barn for years by the family of an artist could sell for a small fortune when they are auctioned next week. Belgian sculptor August Thomassen purchased the three vehicles in the late 1950s and early 1960s when they were practically worthless to everyone but him. His daughter told the De Telegraaf newspaper that he loved their engineering and unusual styling. He kept them running and used them as daily drivers for years, becoming such a fan of the brand that he sculpted a bust of the automaker’s founder, Ettore...
  • Violence at France 'yellow vests' protests prompts new rallies (red scarves, blue vests)

    01/27/2019 4:24:40 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    PARIS - French police are investigating how a prominent yellow vest protester suffered a dramatic eye injury in Paris, as well as other protest-related injuries. Violence by protesters and the sometimes-aggressive police response have prompted a national debate since the anti-government movement kicked off two months ago. A counter-demonstration is planned Sunday in Paris by groups calling themselves the “red scarves” and “blue vests” to protest the violence.
  • The Critical Role of Gun Clubs in the Approaching Civil War

    01/26/2019 1:06:02 AM PST · by vannrox · 45 replies
    European Civil War ^ | Jan 2019 | editorial staff
    As all our regular-readers know, this site tracks the coming civil war in Europe because we know it is the only hope the European peoples and lands have at avoiding Muslim enslavement and death. The Muslim population of Europe is on a shockingly high growth curve, with those of Islamic background already representing a majority of the under-18 population in many areas. All sober observers recognize the dire future such demographic realities promise. For these reasons the study of how events are unfolding in Europe, and analysis of how 4GW/civil wars are fought, are of the utmost importance. Therefore we...
  • Exclusive Excerpts from ‘Team of Vipers’: John Kelly Overheard Undermining President Trump on Syria

    01/25/2019 1:06:03 AM PST · by familyop · 66 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | January 24, 2019 | Matthew Boyle
    Sims, unlike many others who have left the White House and gone on to attack the president in books or public comments, remains loyal to Trump and is trying to out leakers–or sleeper cells, as they are called–in the West Wing. One alleged leaker exposed in another excerpt in Sims’ book is White House counselor KellyAnne Conway, who, Sims recounts in an excerpt published by Vanity Fair, asked him to write a statement on her computer saying she was not disloyal or leaking–while he watched messages appear on her screen between her and media figures in which she allegedly trashed...
  • Polish Legislator Invites ‘Wrongfully Accused’ MAGA Boys to Address Parliament

    01/23/2019 7:04:57 PM PST · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/22/19 | Thomas D. Williams
    A Polish lawmaker has issued an invitation to students from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky to address the Polish Parliament after they were falsely accused of mocking Native Americans following the March for Life in Washington, D.C. “Dear Covington Catholic students, I’d like to invite you to the Polish Parliament. After watching this video, I am now standing up for these wrongfully accused young men and all of you!,” wrote Dominik Tarczyński, Conservative member of the Polish Parliament, and newly elected Vice President of the European Conservatives in Council of Europe, in a Jan. 20 Twitter post. “You are...
  • New France-Germany treaty aims to revive EU

    01/22/2019 12:35:50 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 34 replies ^ | January 22, 2019 | Andreas Noll, Ralf Bosen
    ... Moving from visions to concrete defense projects has always been difficult because of the nations' diverging philosophies: The French are more likely to opt for intervention, while the Germans are very reluctant on the military stage. That should improve, however, as Germany and France have pledged assistance — including military assistance — "in the event of an armed attack" on one of the two countries.
  • Bulgaria's Largest Thracian Mound Proves to Be Tower Tomb [tr]

    01/22/2019 12:42:07 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    Archaeology in Bulgaria ^ | January 16, 2019 | Ivan Dikov
    The massive 3rd century AD Antiquity building exposed in July 2018 underneath the Maltepe Mound, Bulgaria's largest Ancient Thracian burial mound ever, has turned out to be a tower tomb like the ones in ancient Middle East cities such as Petra and Palmyra, and could contain the remains of Roman Emperor Philip I the Arab (r. 244 - 249 AD)... In 2018, archaeologists began excavating the huge Ancient Thracian burial mound from the top down, and at first exposed only the roof of the building found underneath, which they said was of a square building, nearly 7 meters wide and...