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  • China, Africa trade volume exceeds $220bn in 2014-Official

    11/21/2015 4:28:42 PM PST · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    Star Africa ^ | 21 November 2015
    The Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Gu Xiaojie, said in Abuja that the trade volume between China and Africa as at 2014 exceeded $220 billion.This is contained in a statement on the forthcoming “6th Ministerial Conference of the Forum of China-Africa Cooperation” (FOCAC) signed by Xiaojie. Xiaojie said that China had been Africa’s largest trading partner for six years in a row since 2009, adding that China now had diplomatic ties with 50 African countries. He said China and Africa enjoy an increased cordial relationship with “growing political mutual trust, roaring fruitful economic cooperation, enhancing consultation and coordination in international affairs.
  • Carson struggles to grasp foreign policy, his advisers say

    11/18/2015 7:27:20 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 11/17/15 | Trip Gabriel
    Ben Carson's remarks on foreign policy have repeatedly raised questions about his grasp of the subject, but never more seriously than in the past week, when he wrongly asserted that China had intervened militarily in Syria and then failed, on national television, to name the countries he would call on to form a coalition to fight the Islamic State. Faced with increasing scrutiny about whether Carson -- who leads in some Republican presidential polls -- was capable of leading US foreign policy, two of his top advisers said in interviews with The New York Times that he had struggled to...
  • Clinton Foundation Amends Tax Returns, Discloses Millions In Foreign Contributions

    11/17/2015 3:38:50 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/17/15 | John Hayward
    The Clinton Foundation will “amend” its tax returns for the last four years, to correct “errors in the report of donations from foreign governments,” as reported by Fox News. Foundation President Donna Shalala said in a statement that the returns were revised after a voluntary review of the charity’s past tax returns. She added that the corrections were not required by law. “There is no change in our bottom line numbers: assets, liabilities, and net assets,” Shalala wrote in a statement to the foundation’s supporters that was obtained by Reuters. “There is nothing to suggest that the Foundation intended to...
  • Standard Chartered shares sink on shock quarterly loss (job cuts)

    11/04/2015 6:40:55 PM PST · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | 03 November 2015
    Shares in Standard Chartered fell sharply after the Asia-focused UK bank said it would raise $5.1bn (£3.3bn) and cut 15,000 jobs by 2018. There was further bad news as Standard Chartered said it was the subject of two investigations by the Financial Conduct Authority relating to monitoring of sanctions and anti-money laundering compliance. The job cuts are part of a restructuring programme to take place over the next three years, but gave no details. The bank employs 86,000 people worldwide, but only about 1,800 in the UK. Standard Chartered remains under investigation by US authorities related to transactions involving Iranian...
  • The October Surprise

    09/19/2015 10:34:48 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 45 replies
    The Stumbling Block ^ | 9/19/15 | Elizabeth Yore
    Former Senator George Mitchell famously said that,God does not take sides in politics. Mitchells observation might be about to change in the upcoming 2016 election. The highest ranking Catholic in government, Vice President Joe Biden is rumored to be considering a presidential run. The timing of his announcement is reportedly in late September. With the critical 25% swing Catholic vote at play in this election, Biden may find a powerful, and surprising ally in his presidential bid. As they say, politics make strange bedfellows, and this upcoming fall, Biden will have a powerful compadre in his presidential election bid: a...
  • Anti-Iran Deal Rally in DC (features Palin, Trump, and Cruz)

    09/07/2015 9:06:22 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Sep 2015 | Kevin Scholla
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin announced that she will appear at a rally in Washington this week protesting the U.S. nuclear agreement with Iran. Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) will join Palin at the event along with several politicians, broadcasters, and other leaders concerned about a deal that President Obama has secured enough support for in the Senate to stop the GOP from blocking it. We walked away from the draft of that treaty giving a win to Iran, our sworn enemy, said Palin. Iran, who immediately after the deal was struck, started mocking us...
  • Fakery! Russia Has Published Books I Didnt Write!

    08/20/2015 7:32:12 AM PDT · by Krosan · 13 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 08.20.15 | Edward Lucas
    Russia Has Published Books I Didnt Write! A dodgy imprint has compiled old material by several U.S. and British analysts, without their permission. The aim is pro-Putin spin. A new foreign-language edition is normally cause for celebration in an authors household. But in this case the news that two books have been published under my name by the Moscow publishing house Algoritm has prompted puzzlement mixed with consternation. One of them is called "How the West Lost to Putin". The other is "With Putin or without him: what awaits Russia in the next 10 years". I had no idea about...
  • Report Argues That The F-35 Is Totally Inferior To Foreign Fighters

    08/12/2015 1:55:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 80 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/12/15 | Jonah Bennett
    A new report released by the National Security Network argues that the F-35 is ultimately inferior relative to foreign fighters and even older aircraft models in the U.S. arsenal. As the most expensive weapons program in Pentagon history, at an estimated cost of $1.4 trillion, the F-35 has attracted a significant amount of both praise and negative attention. Gen. Joseph Dunford recently stated that while hell consider reviewing the total number of F-35s that the DOD is planning to purchase, the overall program will be left intact, dimming the hopes of some critics who think that the program should be...
  • Globe-trotting Michelle Obama announces MORE foreign trips to promote education abroad after

    06/29/2015 10:34:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 6/29/15 | Staff & Alexandra Klausner
    Michelle Obama says shell do more foreign travel to promote education for girls in developing countries. The first lady announced a new program earlier this year to help adolescent girls improve their lives by attending and staying in school called, Let Girls Learn. She since has traveled to Japan, Cambodia and London to promote the initiative and even stopped to have tea with Prince Harry. (Photos) While in London she traveled with her daughters Malia, 16, 14-year-old Sasha and her mother, Marian Robinson. Mrs. Obama says the U.S. will continue to urge developed countries to join the effort. And when...
  • House votes to repeal country-of-origin labeling on meat (Republicans repeal country-of-origin)

    06/11/2015 6:42:36 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 100 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) Under threat of trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico, the House has voted to to repeal a law requiring country-of-origin labels on packages of beef, pork and poultry. The World Trade Organization rejected a U.S. appeal last month, ruling the labels that say where animals were born, raised and slaughtered are discriminatory against the two U.S. border countries. Both have said they plan to ask the WTO for permission to impose billions of dollars in tariffs on American goods. The House voted 300-131 to repeal labels that tell consumers what countries the meat is from for...
  • Youre Fired Now Train Your Much Cheaper Foreign Replacement

    06/11/2015 6:13:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 86 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 06/10/15 | Michael Snyder
    f you were laid off from your job, would you be willing to train your replacement if your company threatened to take away your severance pay if you didnt do it? And how would you feel if your replacement came from India, and the only reason your company was replacing you was because the foreign worker was a lot less expensive? Sadly, this is happening all over America especially in the information technology field. Huge corporations such as Disney and Southern California Edison are coldly firing existing tech workers and filling those jobs with much cheaper foreign replacements. They...
  • Clinton Foundation Failed to Disclose 1,100 Foreign Donations

    04/29/2015 2:52:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Link only - Clinton Foundation Failed to Disclose 1,100 Foreign Donations
  • PolitiFact Gives Reince Priebus A Pass

    04/23/2015 3:41:38 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Last week, GOP chief weasel, Reince Priebus, was squawking about Hillary Clinton and how she allegedly gotten all this money from the kings of other countries, which would, of course, be illegal. The supposedly unbiased PolitiFact decided to look at his claims. Their findings: "Priebus said Clinton took "money from kings of Saudi Arabia and Morocco and Oman and Yemen." The monarchies of Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Oman have contributed to the Clinton Foundation, but Yemen, which does not have a king, has not.
  • Senate Foreign Relations Committee Approves Iran Bill

    04/15/2015 3:48:43 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/4/15 | Elad Benari
    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday unanimously approved, 19 to 0, legislation granting Congress a voice in negotiations on the Iran nuclear accord, The New York Times reported. The legislation will now go to the full Senate, after President Barack Obama earlier withdrew his opposition rather than face a bipartisan rebuke. Republican opponents of the nuclear agreement on the committee sided with Obamas strongest Democratic supporters in demanding a congressional role as international negotiators work to turn this months nuclear framework into a final deal by June 30. The bill would mandate that the administration send the text of...
  • IT Worker Replaced by Foreign National Regrets Voting for Obama

    03/18/2015 1:04:00 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 69 replies ^ | March 17, 2015 | Ryan Lovelace
    Ive paid my taxes, obeyed the laws and have been a good citizen supporting the community with donations, the former SCE worker wrote. I voted for President Obama and was appalled that he implemented a rule change, which allows work permits to H-1B spouses. My future votes will only go to candidates that support reforms to the H-1B visa program that preserve the American worker.
  • The Big, Fat "American Worker Recruitment First" Lie of H-1B

    03/18/2015 5:52:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | March 18, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    You've heard it from Big Government lobbyists. You've heard it from Big Business lackeys in both political parties. And you've heard it from journalists, pundits and think-tankers ad nauseam: The H-1B foreign guest worker program, they claim, requires American employers to first show that they searched for and tried to recruit American workers before tapping an ever-growing government-rigged pipeline of cheap foreign workers. The foot soldiers of the open-borders brigade are lying, deluded, ignorant or bought-off. On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee brought top independent academics and informed whistleblowers to Washington to expose the truth. Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, hosted...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Investing in a secure, stable Central America (Biden Wants a $1 billion)

    03/10/2015 8:12:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 10, 2015 | Joe Biden
    Earlier this month, I spent two days in Guatemala meeting with Central American leaders about our mutual efforts to tackle one of the most significant and urgent challenges facing the Western Hemisphere: bringing stability to this impoverished and violent region. The president and I are determined to address conditions in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras and help these countries on their path to economic prosperity. To that end, we requested $1 billion in next years budget to help Central Americas leaders make the difficult reforms and investments required to put the region on a more stable and sustainable path.
  • Bill Clinton defends foreign donations to foundation

    03/07/2015 4:30:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/07/15
    CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Former President Bill Clinton defended his foundation's acceptance of donations from foreign governments on Saturday, pointing to the track record of his global philanthropy as Hillary Rodham Clinton nears an announcement on 2016 presidential campaign. In an interview at the Clinton Global Initiative University, the ex-president sought to address critics who have questioned the receipt of donations from foreign governments while the former first lady served in the State Department and after she departed in early 2013. "My theory about all of this is disclose everything and then let people make their judgments," Clinton told...
  • The Circuitous Perfection of Libertarian "Foreign Policy"

    02/26/2015 5:52:41 PM PST · by crusher · 1 replies
    swlf | today | crusher
    The Present and Future Timeline of Libertarian Foreign Policy RE: Iran I have long believed that Iran was THE problem in the Middle East, and given that they are clearly DaWon's heart throb thy are worthy of continued monitoring. Their presence on the word stage is a continued source of confusion for Libertinians who tend to fall into the pattern of thinking below. 1. All nation states are evil, in fact equally evil, so no nation state including the USA should engage in actions against other nation states like Iran (or even extra-national entities like ISIS). 2. Since all nation...
  • Exclusive: TSA Issues Secret Warning on Catastrophic Threat to Aviation

    02/26/2015 1:02:09 PM PST · by illiac · 54 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 2/26/15 | Jana Winter
    The Transportation Security Administration said it is unlikely to detect and unable to extinguish what an FBI report called the greatest potential incendiary threat to aviation, according to a classified document obtained by The Intercept. Yet despite that warning, sources said TSA is not adequately preparing to respond to the threat. Thermite a mixture of rust and aluminum powder could be used against a commercial aircraft, TSA warned in a Dec. 2014 document, marked secret [PDF here]. The ignition of a thermite-based incendiary device on an aircraft at altitude could result in catastrophic damage and the death of...
  • (*Crinton) Foundation got millions from foreign nations while Hillary was at State

    02/26/2015 3:16:01 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/25/15 | Meghashyam Mali
    The Clinton Foundation accepted millions from foreign governments when Hillary Clinton was secretary of State, according to a report in the Washington Post. Officials with the foundation disclosed the donations from seven countries, including Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Algeria, Australia, Norway and the Dominican Republic, to the Post on Wednesday. The report is the latest to shine a light on the Clinton Foundation's fundraising practices, which have attracted scrutiny as Hillary Clinton prepares for a 2016 presidential bid. The foundation during Clinton's tenure was under a self-imposed ban on accepting contributions from foreign governments, meant to address concerns from the Obama...
  • Fed: Foreign banks operating in the US not currently held to same capital standards as US Banks?

    02/24/2015 9:18:50 AM PST · by 9thLife · 13 replies
    CNBC's feed ^ | 02/23/2015 | self
    The questioner (Rep. Richard Shelby, R AL) just asked Mrs. Yellen if foreign banks operating in the US were held to the same capital standards as US banks. She responded [paraphrase] that "we have asked foreign banks to create holding companies in the US to contain their US operations"...Meaning that, apparently, such banks are not held to the same capitalization standards (6 years into the Great Financial Crisis) and have therefore a competitive advantage.
  • O'Reilly feuds with Mother Jones over 'war zone' (Fox News Video)

    02/22/2015 9:47:40 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies ^ | 02/22/2015
  • NYT to Hillary: Ban foreign donors (please?)

    02/21/2015 3:37:03 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/20/15 | Jesse Byrnes
    The editorial board of The New York Times is urging the Clinton Foundation to ban foreign contributions ahead of Hillary Clinton's likely presidential bid. In its Friday editorial, the newspaper notes that the foundation has pulled in nearly $2 billion in cash and pledges since 2001, including millions in contributions from foreign governments. "All of which underlines the need for Hillary Rodham Clinton, in her all but certified role as a Democratic presidential candidate, to reinstate the foundation's ban against foreign contributors, who might have matters of concern to bring before a future Clinton administration," they wrote. Clinton came under...
  • 'Foreign Legion' of the Anti-ISIS Christian Militia

    02/17/2015 9:28:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    inn ^ | 2/17/15 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Decked out in his US army-issued fatigues and a lip stud shining from his mouth, the young American fighter cuts an unusual figure in the northern Iraqi town of Al-Qosh. He served in the US army in Baghdad in 2006-2007 and has now returned to fight the Islamic State (ISIS) jihadist group with Dwekh Nawsha, a Christian militia whose name is an Assyrian-language phrase conveying self-sacrifice, reports AFP. The 28-year-old, who goes by the pseudonym Brett, has become the figurehead of an emerging movement of foreigners coming to Iraq to support Christian groups. Bearing a tattoo of a machinegun on...
  • U.S. Estimates 20,000 Foreign Fighters Heading to Syria, Iraq

    02/10/2015 5:32:26 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 10, 2015
    WASHINGTONForeign fighters are streaming into Syria and Iraq in unprecedented numbers to join Islamic State or other extremist groups, including at least 3,400 from Western nations among 20,000 from around the world, U.S. intelligence officials say in an updated estimate of a top terrorism concern. Intelligence agencies now believe that as many as 150 Americans have tried and some have succeeded in reaching in the Syrian war zone, officials told the House Homeland Security Committee in testimony prepared for delivery on Wednesday. Some of those Americans were arrested en route, some died in the area and a small number are...
  • A vital means of reversing foreign oil dependency

    01/27/2015 9:53:12 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/27/15 | Thomas S. Mullikin
    Lets reverse our dangerous dependency on foreign energy sources, and in-so-doing reduce the unnecessary expenditure in blood and treasure Energy especially availability and most especially foreign oil dependency is a huge national concern. In the aggregate, energy is perhaps the greatest of all concerns related to American national security. If we look at foreign oil dependency alone, we see that the U.S. spends hundreds of billions of dollars each year on energy imports, with much of this energy imported from Middle Eastern nations. Since there is no way to adequately determine much less direct or demand ...
  • Chinese Hit Back Against a Foreign Intrusion: Christmas

    12/25/2014 1:08:11 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    There may be no exact translation for humbug in Chinese, but in recent days, as popular fervor for the trappings of Western-style Christmas enveloped this officially atheist nation, the defenders of traditional Chinese culture have fought back with Scrooge-like zeal. On Wednesday, university students in the central province of Hunan held an anti-Christmas pageant with banners declaring Chinese should not celebrate foreign festivals. Education officials in the coastal city of Wenzhou issued a decree banning the celebration of Christmas-themed events at schools. Students at a university in northwestern China were forced to endure three hours of propaganda films, including one...
  • Brilliant speech by Robert Spencer - What US foreign policy should be on combating global Jihad.

    12/21/2014 9:11:10 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 13 replies ^ | December 21, 2014; 10 hours ago | unknown
    Mr. Robert Spencer at Restoration Weekend 2014, at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.
  • Alabama Joins Wave of States Banning Foreign Laws

    11/05/2014 12:21:12 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 21 replies
    Governing ^ | 11-4-2014 | LIZ FARMER
    Alabama has become the seventh state to ban Sharia law via a ballot measure that prohibits its courts from considering foreign, international or religious law. Tuesday night, the ballot measure, called the American and Alabama Laws and Alabama Courts Amendment, passed overwhelmingly with72 percent of voters in support. The ban clarifies the state constitution to say that other state laws or foreign law cannot be used in ways that violate state law or rights under the Alabama Constitution or the U.S. Constitution. In 2012, an unsuccessful ballot measure, also proposed by Republican state Sen. Gerald Allen, would have explicitly banned...
  • State Department Plans To Bring Foreign Ebola Patients To U.S. (Infected Doctors & Medical Aides)

    10/28/2014 5:44:12 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-28-2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Stephen DinanThe Washington TimesOctober 28, 2014 The State Department has quietly made plans to bring Ebola-infected doctors and medical aides to the U.S. for treatment, according to an internal department document that argued the only way to get other countries to send medical teams to West Africa is to promise the U.S. will be the worlds medical backstop. Some countries are implicitly or explicitly waiting for medevac assurances before they will agree to send their own medical teams to join U.S. and U.N. aid workers on the ground, the State Department argues in the undated four-page memo, which was reviewed...
  • JIMMY CARTER: 'I Could Have Wiped Iran Off The Map'

    10/01/2014 1:35:34 PM PDT · by illiac · 69 replies
    MSN ^ | 8/29/2014 | Hunter Wlaker
    Former President Jimmy Carter marked his 90th birthday Wednesday with a lengthy interview on CNBC Meets where he discussed his one term in office and the one thing he would have handled differently the Iran Hostage Crisis. Carter suggested Operation Eagle Claw, a failed 1980 attempt to rescue the hostages taken by Iranian revolutionaries at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, could have been successful if he committed one more helicopter to the mission. "I think I would have been re-elected easily if I had been able to rescue our hostages from the Iranians," said Carter. "And everybody asks me...
  • Saying no to undocumented kids lands town in hot water

    10/01/2014 2:45:29 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 21 replies ^ | September 30, 2014 | Kathryn Watson
    One small Virginia town is the target of a racial discrimination complaint from a fair housing group and a shuttered college, the potential beneficiary of a plan to house minors who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. Word broke this summer the federal government at the original suggestion of Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources Bill Hazel and Secretary of Education Anne Holton was pursuing a contract with the closed St. Pauls College in Lawrenceville to house what could be hundreds of immigrants.(snip) Now, the private St. Pauls College which would have received a much-needed $160,000 a...
  • Exclusive: Americas Allies Almost Bombed in Syrian Airstrikes

    09/30/2014 12:51:59 PM PDT · by illiac · 10 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 9/30/14 | Josh Rogin
    The White House says it wants to work with Syrias moderate rebels. But warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition came awfully close to striking one of their HQs. Last week, an airstrike from the American-led coalition nearly hit a command-and-control facility affiliated with the Free Syrian Army, the moderate rebels the Obama administration says are Americas boots on the ground, according to two opposition leaders. They are asking the Obama administration to please coordinate with them in the future before America bombs its only allies in Syria. Since U.S. airstrikes against ISIS in Syria began on Sept. 22, there has been...
  • Obama Offers Climate Change Help to Other Nations

    09/23/2014 9:16:12 AM PDT · by illiac · 10 replies
    ABC Snooze ^ | 9/23/14 | Josh Lederman
    President Barack Obama is pledging new U.S. help for other nations struggling to address global warming, as heads of state from around the world converge for a major summit on climate change. Obama will use his speech at a U.N. summit Tuesday to announce plans to sign an executive order requiring the U.S. government to take climate change into account when it spends money overseas to help poorer countries, the White House said. The U.S. will also offer vulnerable communities abroad new tools to address the effects of climate change through science and technology. The measures join a host of...
  • Burgers via call center? Jack in the Box...outsourcing fast-food orders.

    09/08/2014 12:53:05 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 41 replies
    The Christian Underground ^ | n.d. | Craig Portwood
    Burgers via call center? Jack in the Box in Charlotte North Carolina testing process of outsourcing fast-food orders. That crackling voice taking your order at a fast-food drive-through may come from a lot farther away than the restaurant: Try Texas, or even overseas. San Diego-based Jack in the Box has tested outsourced drive-through order-taking since mid-2008 at seven of its 30 Charlotte-area restaurants. Spokeswoman Kathleen Anthony declined to specify the locations, though workers at the Cotswold restaurant in Charlotte recently said their restaurant uses the system. The technology is intended to improve speed, accuracy and service, freeing up restaurant employees...
  • Foreign Powers Buy Influence at [Liberal] Think Tanks

    09/07/2014 5:26:19 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 6 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 6, 2014 | ERIC LIPTON, BROOKE WILLIAMS and NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    The agreement signed last year by the Norway Ministry of Foreign Affairs was explicit: For $5 million, Norways partner in Washington would push top officials at the White House, at the Treasury Department and in Congress to double spending on a United States foreign aid program. But the recipient of the cash was not one of the many Beltway lobbying firms that work every year on behalf of foreign governments. It was the Center for Global Development, a nonprofit research organization, or think tank, one of many such groups in Washington that lawmakers, government officials and the news media have...
  • A portrait of Federica Mogherini, the EU's next foreign policy chief

    08/30/2014 3:29:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Guardian ^ | 30/8/14 | Lizzy Davies
    In late November 2012, while Matteo Renzi was making an ill-fated bid for leadership of the Italian centre-left, a young MP from his Democratic Party (PD) piped up on Twitter to remark: "OK, Renzi has quite a lot to learn about foreign policy He won't make the pass mark, I fear #thirdgrade." When he won the PD primaries the following winter, Renzi canny as ever hired his sharp-tongued critic as the party's spokesperson on Europe and international affairs. Once prime minister, he ushered her into the top job at Italy's foreign office. Now, the shoe is firmly...
  • The establishments fear of the truth empowers Obama

    07/28/2014 7:27:42 AM PDT · by Security Mom 08 · 10 replies ^ | July 28, 2014 | Colonel LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD (ret)
    What would happen if Americans learned that Barack Obama is not just an individual with a history of radical, anti-American associations, but an illegal President and an unindicted felon?
  • Aid to Africa: donations from west mask '$60bn looting' of continent

    07/16/2014 5:34:29 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 13 replies ^ | 15 July 2014 | Mark Anderson
    Western countries are using aid to Africa as a smokescreen to hide the "sustained looting" of the continent as it loses nearly $60bn a year through tax evasion, climate change mitigation, and the flight of profits earned by foreign multinational companies, a group of NGOs has claimed. Although sub-Saharan Africa receives $134bn each year in loans, foreign investment and development aid, research released on Tuesday by a group of UK and Africa-based NGOs suggests that $192bn leaves the region, leaving a $58bn shortfall.
  • Barack Obamas Foreign Invasion Of U.S. About To Hit Critical Mass In California Community

    07/06/2014 8:38:40 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 95 replies
    Liberty News ^ | 07-06-2014 | Eric Odom
    If you havent been paying attention to whats been going on in Murrieta, California, you need to know that whats about to go down is bigger than the Cliven Bundy vs. the fed showdown. Its bigger than pretty much any federal government vs. American citizen showdown fight weve seen since Barack Obama took office.
  • Mind your own business, Venezuela foreign minister tells Kerry

    05/26/2014 2:18:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/26/14 | Alexandra Ulmer
    CARACAS- Venezuelas foreign minister on Monday rebuked his U.S. counterpart, John Kerry, for criticizing the handling of street protests and reiterated accusations Washington wants to topple the socialist government. In the U.S. governments strongest comments since demonstrations began in February, Kerry said last week that Venezuelas government had shown "total failure" of good faith in now-suspended talks to stem the unrest. In Venezuelas worst violence in a decade, 42 people have died during months of daily protests demanding President Nicolas Maduros departure and solutions to economic hardships.
  • Obama To Outline More Limited Approach To Foreign Policy

    05/26/2014 8:51:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/26/14 | Staff
    WASHINGTON Confronting critics of his foreign policy, President Barack Obama will soon outline a strategy for his final years in office that aims to avoid overreach as the second of the two wars he inherited comes to a close. (snip)Criticism over Obama has only mounted over the past year following Obamas decision to pull back a military strike in Syria and his inability to stop Russia from annexing territory from Ukraine. A White House official said Obama would specifically address both situations, as well as the status of ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran. The president is also expected to...
  • Christie's foreign policy speech criticized by NJ Republican senator

    05/19/2014 6:19:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    The Star-Ledger ^ | Matt Friedman
    Gov. Chris Christies foreign policy speech Sunday night is facing some criticism at home from a fellow Republican. State Sen. Michael Doherty (R-Warren), one of the most conservative New Jersey lawmakers, said Christies vision for Americas role in the world is unsustainable. During his speech yesterday, Governor Christie advocated for an aggressive, interventionist foreign policy, Doherty wrote in an email to the Star-Ledger. He sounds like a Woodrow Wilson progressive who is out of step with the views of the American people.
  • India opposition wins landslide, early tally shows

    05/16/2014 12:46:18 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 5 replies ^ | May 16, 2016 | AP News
    NEW DELHI (AP) Opposition leader Narendra Modi won India's election by a landslide Friday, according to preliminary results that showed his party easily driving out the long-dominant Congress party in the most commanding election victory India has seen in more than a quarter century.
  • U S Govt. Promotes Islam in Czechoslovakia

    04/15/2014 4:32:47 PM PDT · by Don Corleone · 13 replies
    Critics say the project's underlying objective is to convert non-Muslim children to Islam by bringing proselytizing messages into public schools under the guise of promoting multiculturalism and fighting "Islamophobia." The group recently ran an advertisement promising to pay 250 Czech korunas ($13 dollars) to any student aged 15 to 18 years who would attend a two hour presentation about Islam. More recently, Muslims in the Czech Republic have tried to ban a book they say is Islamophobic, and have filed a ten-page criminal complaint against its formerly-Muslim author. The Czech government has approved a new project aimed at promoting Islam...
  • Foreign Ministry workers announce general strike: 103 embassies shut down

    03/23/2014 8:07:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Ynet. ^ | 3/23/14 | Attila Somfalvi
    The Foreign Ministry's workers union has called for a general strike Sunday as part of an ongoing labor dispute. All 103 of Israel's embassies, consulates, and diplomatic delegations across the world will be closed, including the ministry's headquarters in Jerusalem. The workers union added that Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman will not be able to enter his office. The Foreign Ministry's employees have been engaged in a struggle to improve their working conditions for more than a year, and the struggle has led them to lock horns with the Finance Ministry, whom they claim refuses to acknowledge diplomats' rights and improve...
  • Selfskies from the frontline: People of the Crimea pose up with the masked Russian invaders

    03/03/2014 3:48:54 PM PST · by kronos77 · 31 replies
    In one photograph captioned 'sweetest guys' a woman stands alongside a soldier armed with a gun In another a mother smiles intently for the camera with her two children while posing next to an armed guard The pictures have appeared on the photo sharing network Instagram Ukraine has put its military on high alert and appealed for international help By TARA BRADY PUBLISHED: 03:26 GMT, 3 March 2014 | UPDATED: 17:15 GMT, 3 March 2014 439 shares 191View comments People in Crimea have been captured taking selfies with Russian masked gunmen as Ukraine is on the brink of war. In...
  • Winston Churchill answers Obama

    02/08/2014 5:54:12 PM PST · by Innovative · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Feb 8, 2014 | James Lewis
    Obama truly is not like us; his beliefs are utterly alien to our political tradition. That is why this administration violates all the rules. It is not an accident. It is simply who they are. The act of sending the bust of Churchill back to Britain signaled Obama's hatred for the Anglo-American political tradition, including the US Constitution. In Russia, Putin has introduced a 14% flat tax, and is boosting traditional morality. Only Obama still harbors that old post-colonial rage against white imperialists, which is why he can't tell the difference between murderous terror gangs and democratic revolutions.
  • Kerry to Israeli critics: Ive been attacked before by people using real bullets

    02/06/2014 12:24:41 PM PST · by illiac · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/6/14 | Jamie Weinstein
    John Kerry invoked his Vietnam War service to push back against an Israeli cabinet member who criticized his recent comments on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. During a security conference in Munich last weekend, Kerry suggested that if his Israeli-Palestinian peace effort fails, there could be serious consequences for Israel.