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  • Boris Johnson suffers double blow as MPs block no-deal Brexit and snap election

    09/04/2019 9:48:34 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 44 replies ^ | September 4, 2019 | Pippa Crerar
    Boris Johnson’s fledgling ­premiership was in tatters last night after MPs kicked out his bid to call a general election to force through his no-deal Brexit. The PM suffered the defeat on only his third day in office – after Tories he brutally purged for voting against him on Tuesday joined opposition parties to reject his call for a poll. Mr Johnson had earlier lost a bid to block MPs from voting to take no-deal off the table. And it came a day after Tory rebels helped push through a debate to discuss the matter. Amid the backlash, it meant...
  • Brexit: Boris Johnson faces showdown in Parliament

    09/02/2019 11:06:30 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies ^ | September 3, 2019 | BBC
    Boris Johnson faces a showdown in Parliament later after No 10 officials warned he would call for a snap general election on 14 October if MPs succeed in seizing control of Commons business. Rebel Tories and Labour MPs are planning a bill to stop the UK leaving the EU on 31 October without a deal. Mr Johnson said he did not want an election, but progress with the EU would be "impossible" if the MPs win. Jeremy Corbyn said the Labour Party was ready for a general election.
  • Nervous About Trump: EU Fearful of Including U.S. on Tax-Haven List

    08/31/2019 8:18:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Der Speigel ^ | August 23, 2019 06:20 PM | Peter Müller
    It sounded like a historical moment was in the offing. For the first time, Europe’s finance ministers were seriously planning on publicly denouncing tax havens by presenting a black list of countries that lure companies through tax-saving schemes. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said the countries on the list were “not doing enough to fight tax evasion.” Fellow Frenchman Pierre Moscovici, the European Union’s commissioner for economic and monetary affairs, called for vigorous sanctions. […] That was one and a half years ago, and that momentum has largely disappeared. This is partly because the black list had several fundamental...
  • Letter of the day: European visitor laments the American gun culture

    07/30/2010 3:33:16 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 87 replies · 7+ views ^ | 7/29/10 | Paddy Carpenter
    I am an Anglo-Irishman who has the good fortune to be married to a girl from Minnesota. We return to our home in France mystified by the aberration in your legal system that already has taken 30 lives in Minneapolis this year alone. Mystified by the lack of gun control, and aware that guns are out there in people's houses, cars, handbags and pockets. In most cases they are legally held and ready to carry out their purpose: to kill or to maim. SNIP I leave America with this notice in my mind: "In accordance with Minnesota law, Mall of...
  • This pansy-ass limey Brit won't butt out — the US election is our business

    09/30/2008 5:10:46 PM PDT · by Parmenio · 32 replies · 1,091+ views
    The Guardian ^ | October 1, 2008 | Jonathan Freedland
    Those of us on the outside will ­follow every twist; it is a statement of the ­obvious that the entire world will be watching on November 4. But perhaps we shouldn't be. At least if my email inbox is anything to go by, we should have only the scantest interest in the ongoing US election. After all, it's got nothing to do with us. Or, as one emailer put it: "We are electing the President of the United States and the world can choke on it." His was one of a deluge of mainly hostile responses to a column that...
  • U.S. - French Alliance at the U.N. Reportedly Crumbling

    08/08/2006 7:16:56 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 76 replies · 1,392+ views
    FOXNews ^ | 9 August 2006
    UNITED NATIONS — The French-American alliance at the United Nations over a Mideast cease-fire agreement is crumbling, sources tell FOX News. The French U.N. delegation has joined with Arab nations and is now calling for a complete and immediate Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon as a condition of any cease-fire, the sources said. In addition, the French have reportedly agreed with Arab demands that the Lebanese force be accompanied only by UNIFIL, with no international force to be deployed.
  • BRAKING HARD: Free Republic Dooms America ZOT!

    07/15/2006 10:01:23 AM PDT · by Crusifix · 199 replies · 3,527+ views
    The Finland daily ^ | 12/07/2006 | TamMish
    As is the case with a group think machine that is only interested in discushing shared ideas and beliefs without respect to reason or facts, the people involved with the Free Republic are dictated by their own sets of preowned views and beliefs. Anything that implies the USA to be wrong in its foreign policy is considered unacceptable and the member who made anti American remarks is swiftly banned from the forum. I am sorry to say this but most of you in the forum are low lifes whose knowledge and world understanding is distorted at best and hence you...
  • Furious Bush defends US role on world stage

    06/22/2006 1:59:22 AM PDT · by familyop · 53 replies · 1,735+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 22JUN06 | David Rennie
    President George W Bush told Europeans yesterday it was "absurd" to regard the United States as the greatest threat to world peace, as he concluded an EU-US summit overshadowed by disputes on Guantanamo Bay and trans-Atlantic trade barriers. A visibly annoyed Mr Bush was responding to a journalist's question about opinion polls, asking why most Europeans believe the United States is a greater menace than Iran or North Korea. "It's absurd, is my statement," Mr Bush snapped, taking the microphone ahead of the president of the European Commission in his haste to answer the question. "We'll defend ourselves, but we...
  • Election thriller underway (Norway may go leftwards)

    09/12/2005 11:38:46 AM PDT · by dagnabbit · 29 replies · 1,117+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | 12 Sept 2005 | Nina Berglund
    Election thriller underway The latest opinion polls showed Norway's socialist and non-socialist party coalitions running neck and neck as voters started casting ballots in earnest Monday morning. Around 10 percent of the voters remained undecided, meaning they were expected to swing the outcome. Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik, fighting for his political life, took advantage of early voting and cast his ballot at Kolbotn School on Sunday. PHOTO: JAN FR. ERICHSEN/SCANPIX Main opponent Jens Stoltenberg, meanwhile, gave away free oranges to potential voters out hiking. PHOTO: ØRN E BORGEN Related stories: NHO demands cooperation with Progress Party - 09.09.2005 Election...
  • Stark reality of the American dream (barf? funny? i don't even know)

    08/18/2005 9:14:42 AM PDT · by minus_273 · 65 replies · 918+ views
    BBC ^ | 8/18/05 | Humphrey Hawksley
    Humphrey Hawksley asks whether that once universal idea of the American dream still exists. It was a brilliant, hot day on the Seattle waterfront, with unspoilt views across the sound to outlying islands. Just beyond a stretch of grass where people lay with books and lovers, came the melody of live unaccompanied singing from deep within the bustle of the nearby Pike Market. It turned out to be four men outside a cafe singing a love song about Cupid, each with different voice ranges, and a deep, swaying crowd, clapping along. The Starbucks logo of the cafe struck me as...
  • Move over Rambo, you're cramping new man's style

    06/08/2005 9:18:38 AM PDT · by kezekiel · 43 replies · 1,378+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/8/2005 | AFP
    Macho man is an endangered species, with today's male more likely to opt for a pink flowered shirt and swingers' clubs than the traditional role as family super-hero, fashion industry insiders say. A study along these lines led by French marketing and style consultants Nelly Rodi was unveiled to Fashion Group International during a seminar Tuesday on future strategy for the fashion industry in Europe. "The masculine ideal is being completely modified. All the traditional male values of authority, infallibility, virility and strength are being completely overturned," said Pierre Francois Le Louet, the agency's managing director. Instead today's males are...
  • An Open Letter to Mr. Jim Robinson

    04/25/2005 6:13:10 AM PDT · by jveritas · 777 replies · 11,032+ views
    April/25/05 | jveritas
    What is happening to Free Republic Mr. Robinson? The Bush Haters and Republican Haters are getting louder and more daring by the hour. These phony conservatives who claim the Conservatism purity are savagely attacking President Bush and the GOP as bad as the worst liberals. The Bash Bush feast is becoming a part of every thread. Everywhere you see Bush is a traitor, Bush wants to sell our sovereignty to Mexico, Bush is a liberal, Bush has no spine, Bush is destroying our economy, Bush is puppet in Vincent Fox hand, Bush is this Bush is that, everything wrong in...
  • Cellucci says Canada reneged on missile plan

    03/06/2005 12:16:21 PM PST · by traderrob6 · 5 replies · 706+ views
    CTV ^ | 3/6/05 | Staff
    If you were paying close attention, you probably noticed the administration appeared to be caught a bit off-guard on this. The following may explain why.
  • [Euro Lefty Commish Chief] Prodi backs Kerry on Iraq

    10/25/2004 6:38:19 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 3 replies · 247+ views ^ | 10/25/04
    Commission President Romano Prodi has backed calls by US presidential hopeful John Kerry to hold an international conference on Iraq. The statement is likely to be interpreted as tacit support for Mr Kerry’s campaign and a criticism of George W Bush’s policies. In an interview with the Bloomberg news agency, Mr Prodi said that the conference, proposed by Mr Kerry to re-engage the international community, would help dissolve some of the splits over the execution of the war in Iraq. "A conference is certainly a message of a new strategy: not war but negotiation, trying to solve the problems together",...
  • ZOT! Are You Guys Scared Or What (Do Not Erase But Reply!)

    07/21/2004 4:52:37 AM PDT · by Tafkatld · 487 replies · 10,227+ views
    July 21, 2004 | Tafkatld
    A few minutes ago I posted here about Linda Ronstadt. No swearing, no personal insults. Other posters here viciously attacked and insulted Ronstadt, their posts remain. My post got deleted within minutes. Are you guys really that scared? I believe in free speech and the exchange of opinions, obviously you don't. Mr Robinson, answer me: on what basis was my post deleted? I almost feel compelled to post on various other websites how I doubled up laughing about the cowardice on display here. Again, show me your courage please, cheers from the Leftist Dutchman!
  • Introducing "Mr. Terrorism" -- Dutch politician in line for EU post (al Qaeda quakes in its sandals)

    03/26/2004 8:35:02 AM PST · by RightOnTheLeftCoast · 26 replies · 201+ views, Drudge ^ | 26 March 04 | Unknown
    Dutch politician in line for EU "Mr Terrorism" post 24 March 2004 Former Dutch deputy interior minister Gijs de Vries is in line to be appointed the European Union's new anti-terrorism coordinator at an EU summit this week, officials said Wednesday. EU foreign affairs chief Javier Solana will nominate de Vries when EU leaders decide Thursday evening whether to press ahead with the new job, which was proposed after the March 11 attacks in Madrid, sources said. The post of anti-terrorism coordinator was proposed by EU interior ministers last week to oversee the disparate fields involved in the fight...
  • Scientist or showman? (sick German alert)

    03/02/2003 1:36:06 PM PST · by LadyDoc · 2 replies · 295+ views
    The British Medical Journal ^ | March 1,2003 | Debashis Singh
    BMJ 2003;326:468 ( 1 March ) News Scientist or showman? Debashis Singh Gunther von Hagens' Body Worlds exhibition has left London to move to Munich. Debashis Singh talked to the German anatomist about consent and controversy To many he is nothing more than a fedora-wearing ringmaster of a circus of cadavers. To others he is an accomplished anatomist who, through his invention of plastination (where body parts are preserved by saturating them with polymer resin), has brought an understanding of the human body to lay people. As we meet, newspapers report that Munich, the show's next destination, has banned the...
  • European Ryder Capt Dulls Exciting Tenth Hole

    09/28/2002 7:18:36 AM PDT · by copycat · 14 replies · 149+ views
    personal observation ^ | 9/28/02 | copycat
    The tenth hole at the Belfry in England, where the postponed 2001 Ryder Cup matches are being played this weekend, is a short yard par four. It consists of a short fairway, with a green tucked at the end in a grove of tree, to the right, over a creek. The hole plays from 240-280 yards, depending on the tee used. The hole has been a crowd pleaser in the past, due to the fact the professional golfers can reach the hole in one shot...a driveable par four with a long iron, but the shot must be near perfect to...
  • Yes, we need a 'regime change' in this rogue state... (Euro Author: Europe should invade America)

    08/12/2002 2:01:40 PM PDT · by JURB · 42 replies · 378+ views
    Independent ^ | August 9th, 2002 | Adrian Hamilton
    Its government has no majority. It refuses arms monitoring. Its opponents are locked up without trial Adrian Hamilton 09 August 2002 The idea that a pre-emptive strike could save the world a heap of trouble isn't entirely idle. Think, if Genghis Khan could have been taken out when he was still the leader of just a band and not the whole Mongol race, Europe and Asia would have been saved several million dead and the destruction of much of its civilisation. Remove Napoleon from the scene on his return from his ill-fated Egyptian foray and Europe would have been a...
  • Naked performer bleeds for his art

    05/08/2002 10:54:29 AM PDT · by kezekiel · 13 replies · 308+ views
    TimesOnline (UK) ^ | 5/8/02 | Dalya Alberge
    A NAKED performance artist is to cut his stomach and invite an audience to look at the wound at an arts festival backed by £65,000 of public money. Franko B, an Italian-born Londoner, is appearing in Fierce!, the annual festival of performance art, in the West Midlands this month. Funding has come from bodies including the Arts Council and West Midlands Arts, sparking accusations that public money is being put to absurd uses. In a previous work, the artist had two taps inserted into veins in his arms and bled on to a piece of canvas. This time he will...