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  • EU Suing Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic for Refusing Islamic Migrants

    12/13/2017 5:05:20 PM PST · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 12/12/17 | Rodney Pelletier
    BRUSSELS ( - The European Union (EU) is accusing Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic of refusing to share the "burden" of allowing Muslim migrants into their countries. On December 4 the European Commission — the governing body of the European Union that proposes legislation and implements the EU's decisions — launched "infringement procedures" against the three countries, claiming they are "in breach of their legal obligations." The EU ruled in 2015 that 160,000 refugees be distributed throughout most member countries of the EU. Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic were required to take in about 8,000 Muslims migrants. Poland...
  • Doner Kebabs Survive EU Lawmaker Vote on Additives

    12/13/2017 4:16:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | DECEMBER 13, 2017
    Doner kebab vendors across Europe won a victory in the European Parliament on Wednesday when European Union lawmakers failed to outlaw additives regularly used to preserve taste and moisture. The European Commission had proposed permitting the use of phosphates in frozen kebab meat to reflect current practice. The chemicals are theoretically banned in kebabs, but the rule is seldom enforced. They are permitted in certain sausages and are present naturally in protein-rich foods, including meats, nuts and dairy products.
  • Witness In Iran Sanctions Case Says Turkey's Erdogan Aided Evasion Scheme

    12/13/2017 2:35:10 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty ^ | December 12, 2017 | With reporting by Bloomberg, Newsday, and Reuters
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was among the targets of an investigation in Turkey into suspected bribery and money laundering in connection with a scheme to help Iran evade sanctions, a former Istanbul police officer has testified. The officer, Huseyin Korkmaz, told a New York court on December 11 that the Turkish investigation that he led in 2012-2013 initially focused on Turkish-Iranian businessman Reza Zarrab, who U.S. prosecutors have said was the mastermind behind the Iran sanctions evasion scheme, but later grew to include dozens of others. He called Erdogan the "No. 1" target in a group that also included...
  • Objection voiced as Ireland signs up to EU defense pact

    12/12/2017 5:36:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Irish Central ^ | December 12, 2017 02:39 PM | Even Short
    The Irish government has been accused of selling out Irish neutrality. It comes as the European Council has adopted the decision to establish a European Union defense pact, known as PESCO. Portugal and Ireland are the latest countries to join the pact. However, Sinn Féin Member of the European Parliament, Matt Carthy, said there has been “zero public debate” on the issue. “Among the most ludicrous argument proponents asserted was that we needed to sell off Irish neutrality in order to show support for the EU and its values,” Carthy said. “Since when did increasing national defense budgets, creating new...
  • Sweden to receives 33,000 new immigrants next year

    12/12/2017 2:47:00 PM PST · by SaveMySweden · 37 replies
    SMS - Save My Sweden ^ | 12/12/2019 | Brünnhilde
    The Migration Board extends the so-called refugee quota from 3,400 to 5,000 next year. That means about 500 immigrants per month, announces the authority on its website today.
  • Turkey Places Bounty on Two Former U.S. Government Officials

    12/12/2017 12:47:17 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies ^ | Adam Kredo
    A wealthy ally of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has placed a bounty on the heads of two former U.S. military and intelligence officials as part of what U.S. officials told the Washington Free Beacon is an effort by the Turkish government to threaten and intimidate Americans who they believe are working to undermine Erdogan. A bounty of three million Turkish lira, or nearly $800,000, was placed on the heads of former Pentagon official Michael Rubin and former top CIA official Graham Fuller for what Erdogan's allies claim is their role in a 2016 failed coup that nearly toppled Erdogan's...
  • EU rebuffs idea of recognizing Jerusalem as Netanyahu visits

    12/11/2017 9:36:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 11, 2017 10:49 AM EST | Lorne Cook
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the European Union on Monday to back a new U.S. peace initiative in the Middle East, after President Donald Trump’s unilateral decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital met with widespread condemnation and triggered clashes in the Palestinian territories. Netanyahu, making the first official visit by an Israeli premier to the EU’s Brussels headquarters in 22 years, told reporters that recognizing Jerusalem merely stated the reality on the ground. He said he expected many European countries to follow Trump’s lead. But EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, who chaired talks between Netanyahu and EU...
  • Top EU economic powers warn US about tax plans

    12/11/2017 9:31:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 11, 2017 12:02 PM EST | Raf Casert
    The European Union’s top five economies are warning the United States that its massive tax overhaul could violate some of its international obligations and risks having “a major distortive impact” on trade. In a letter to U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, the finance ministers of Germany, France, Britain, Italy and Spain wrote they had “significant concerns” about three tax initiatives in particular. In the letter, seen by The Associated Press, the five wrote that “it is important that the U.S. government’s rights over domestic tax policy be exercised in a way that adheres with international obligations to which...
  • Police Kill 10 Sudanese Protestors in Cairo

    12/30/2005 9:26:05 AM PST · by djsunzi · 4 replies · 320+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 30 December 2005 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Egyptian police turned water cannons on Sudanese war refugees and beat them with sticks Friday, brutally clearing out a squatters camp in a city park. At least 10 people were killed, the government said. Hundreds of Sudanese have been living in the park since September to protest the U.N. refugee agency's refusal to consider them for refugee status. They want to be resettled in a third country, such as the United States or Britain, rather than go home after a peace deal ended the 21-year-long civil war in Sudan. In Geneva, Switzerland, the United Nations High...
  • UN expert urges next UN chief to focus on ending tax havens

    10/21/2016 8:45:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 21, 2016 10:30 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    A U.N. human rights expert urged the next U.N. secretary-general on Friday to make the elimination of tax havens a priority to ensure that corporations, billionaires and “kleptocrats” pay their fair share of taxes. Alfred de Zayas, an American law professor, also urged Antonio Guterres, who will succeed Ban Ki-moon as U.N. chief on Jan. 1, to call a world conference on phasing out the offshore havens. […] De Zayas told a news conference after presenting his new report to the U.N. General Assembly that it’s estimated that as much as $32 trillion are held offshore in secrecy jurisdictions escaping...
  • Bravo to Ambassador Haley, for Blocking UN Ploy on 'Palestine

    02/12/2017 8:34:38 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 2/11/2017 | Claudia Rosett
    On Thursday United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres sent the Security Council a letter nominating as the new head of the UN's mission to Libya a former prime minister of the Palestinian Authority, Salam Fayyad -- who was described in the letter as "Salam Fayyad (Palestine)." America's new ambassador, Nikki Haley, said no. Having thus blocked Fayyad's appointment, Haley then put out a statement explaining why: For too long the UN has been unfairly biased in favor of the Palestinian Authority to the detriment of our allies in Israel. The United States does not currently recognize a Palestinian state or support...
  • UN chief: US will be replaced if it disengages from world

    06/22/2017 11:58:21 AM PDT · by DFG · 88 replies
    AP via WTOP ^ | 06/20/2017 | AP
    Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the Trump administration on Tuesday that if the United States disengages from many issues confronting the international community it will be replaced — and that won’t be good for America or for the world. Guterres made clear to reporters at his first press conference here since taking the reins of the United Nations on Jan. 1 that proposed cuts in U.S. funding for the U.N. would be disastrous and create “an unsolvable problem to the management of the U.N.”
  • UN chief: Islamophobia is fueling terrorism

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday that Islamophobia in parts of the world is fueling terrorism. "One of the things that fuel terrorism is the expression in some parts of the world of Islamophobic feelings and Islamophobic policies and Islamophobic hate speeches," Guterres said at a joint news conference with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir. "This is sometimes the best support that Daesh can have to make its own propaganda," Guterres said...
  • UN Warns Trump – US Can Be Replaced, Cough Up The Cash

    07/02/2017 7:01:16 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 86 replies
    Rick ^ | 6/22/2017 | Rick Wells
    Warnings to the United States are being issued by the globalist leech in charge at the UN, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. On Tuesday, the open borders communist operative cautioned President Trump that we could be replaced. We should be so fortunate and ought to, in fact, work to help guarantee that happens. There must be plenty of countries around the world ready to take on the “developing nations” as national dependents, though they may have to “sweeten the deal” with a little slave labor or territory, something that isn’t presently required. Guterres told reporters at his first press conference since taking...
  • U.N. whines: Trump’s budget would make our work ‘impossible’

    05/26/2017 10:00:14 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 47 replies
    The Sovereignty Project ^ | 5/25/17 | Katie
    The United Nations complained Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s budget cuts would make it “impossible” for the organization to continue its essential work: “The figures presented would simply make it impossible for the U.N. to continue all of its essential work advancing peace, development, human rights and humanitarian assistance,” Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, said in a statement Wednesday, according to Reuters.
  • More Than 1,000 Militants Killed in Operation: Malik (Pakistan)

    05/17/2009 9:40:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 354+ views
    Dawn ^ | Sunday, 17 May, 2009
    The Pakistani government urged on Sunday people stranded in Swat to flee whenever they get a chance, as security forces battled Taliban militants in one of their strongholds in the valley. More than 1,000 militants had been killed in the offensive in Swat, Interior Ministry chief Rehman Malik told reporters. There was no independent confirmation of the toll. The military has reported a similar toll for the militants and has said 48 soldiers have been killed. The offensive in the one-time tourist valley, 130 km northwest of Islamabad, has also forced at least 1.17 million people from their homes, the...
  • Refugee camp overwhelmed as people seek food and water [ Kenya, Somalia ]

    07/05/2011 7:58:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | Tuesday, July 5, 2011 | Ben Brown et al
    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, says there are unprecedented levels of malnutrition among children fleeing Somalia to escape the severe drought in East Africa. Oxfam, Save the Children and the Red Cross are all launching emergency appeals. Rains have failed for the past three seasons, and aid agencies say more than 12 million people across large parts of Ethiopia, Somalia, and Kenya are facing dire shortages of food, shelter and health services. The BBC's Ben Brown reports from the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya.
  • UN refugee agency awards Congolese nun with world’s top refugee honour

    09/17/2013 6:17:32 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 2 replies
    UN News Centre ^ | September 17, 2013
    Sister Angélique Namaika is a familiar sight on her bicycle, which she uses to visit the girls she helps in Dungu and nearby villages in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Photo: UNHCR/B. Sokol 17 September 2013 – A Congolese nun known as ‘mother’ by women and girls displaced and abused by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) is being honoured with a top prize from the United Nations refugee agency, it was announced today. Sister Angélique Namaika will receive the Nansen Refugee Prize for extraordinary humanitarian work on behalf of refugees, internally displaced or stateless people, as well...
  • 17 refugees dead, 140 missing off coast of Yemen(Yemen blast terrorists out of the water)

    12/28/2006 1:46:14 PM PST · by mdittmar · 12 replies · 867+ views
    The Daily Star ^ | December 28, 2006 | AFP
    GENEVA: Seventeen people died and 140 would-be migrants were missing at sea Thursday after Yemeni police opened fire on a group of boats attempting to smuggle 515 people from Somalia to Yemen, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)said. Two of four boats carrying mainly Somalis and Ethiopians capsized in the Gulf of Aden late on Wednesday after Yemeni authorities spotted the vessels approaching the coastline. Survivors said Yemeni forces opened fired as two boats offloaded passengers. Yemeni officials said the smugglers returned fire. The third and fourth boats, anchored further offshore under the cover of darkness, tried to...
  • Israel's Labor, Meretz parties agree to sharing Jerusalem with Palestinians (socialist loser alert)

    06/01/2002 11:13:14 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 125+ views
    Arabic News ^ | June 01 2002
    The Israeli Labor and Meretz parties voted for a resolution of the council of the Socialist International, currently held in Casablanca, backing Jerusalem as capital for the Palestinian and Israeli States, and calling for a "fair settlement" to the refugees issue. "The major elements of a final settlement are clear: the implementation of Security Council resolution 242, the establishment of a Palestinian state besides Israel, the two states will have Jerusalem as their capital, besides a fair settlement to the refugees problem," says the resolution unanimously passed by the SI on Friday. Under the resolution, the two Israeli parties and...