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  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Germany favors Eurofighter as it seeks to replace Tornado

    12/11/2017 8:14:46 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 12, 2017 | Sabine Siebold
    BERLIN (Reuters) - The German Defence Ministry said on Monday that the European fighter jet was the leading candidate to replace its Tornado jets, which it wants to start phasing out in 2025. The ministry’s position appears to contradict that of the German air force, whose chief indicated last month that he preferred Lockheed Martin’s F-35, which meets the military’s requirements of stealth and long-distance operational capabilities. In a letter to a Greens lawmaker who had inquired about the deliberations, the ministry said the F-35 and Boeing’s F-15 and F-18 fighters were secondary options. “The indicated view of the inspector...
  • UN Security Council Bashing of President Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

    12/11/2017 5:17:35 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/11/17 | Joseph Klein
    Security Council became a kangaroo court, turning a perverted version of “international law” against the Trump administration for its just defense of the Jewish state of Israel and Israel's right to choose its own capital On December 6th, President Trump announced his decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to instruct the State Department to begin the process of relocating the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Two days later, at a special meeting of the United Nations Security Council, the other 14 members of the Council, including U.S. allies such as France, the United...
  • Corsican nationalists win French regional election, push for autonomy

    12/11/2017 8:24:00 AM PST · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    Westmonster ^ | December 11, 2017
    An alliance of those who believe the French region of Corsica should have greater autonomy and those who want it to become fully independent have scored a resounding victory in last night’s election. After winning in the first round of voting, yesterday’s final vote saw Pe a Corsica pick up 41 of 63 seats in the Assembly, receiving over 56% of the vote. The movement is led by the pro-autonomy Gilles Simeoni and the pro-indy Jean-Guy Talamoni. Following the result, Simeoni said: “Paris today has to take stock of what is happening in Corsica.”
  • Netanyahu and Macron spar over Jerusalem and approach to peace

    12/10/2017 11:11:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.10.2017 | Bruce Konviser
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made his first trip abroad, to Paris, since US President Donald Trump announced last week that the US would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, drawing international condemnation and sparking violent protests across the Middle East and beyond. Standing side-by-side with French President Emmanuel Macron during a post-meeting press conference on Sunday, Netanyahu attempted to strike a conciliatory tone, calling the French leader an indispensable leader in the quest for peace in the Middle East. Even as thousands of Israelis protested against Netanyahu in Tel Aviv, the prime minister insisted he was open...
  • European Union: ‘Committed’ To Opening Borders to 75 Million Turkish Citizens as ‘Soon as Possible’

    11/29/2017 9:40:57 PM PST · by blam · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-29-2017 | Liam Deacon
    The European Union (EU) remains “committed to” giving, and is in the later stages of securing, Turkish citizens visa-free travel in the bloc, as well as handing an extra three billion euros to migrants in the nation by next year, a commissioner has said. The EU’s Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos explained that all elements of the migrant deal with Turkey were moving ahead, after Turkey agreed to stem the tide of Middle Eastern migrants in return for billions in aid and the opening Europe’s borders to Turks. He made the comments to Turkish paper Hurriyet ahead of a visit...
  • Macron and Trump Agree on Coalition Plan To Counter Iran and Hezbollah – Saudi Forbids Killing Jews

    11/19/2017 5:57:26 PM PST · by Bobalu · 13 replies
    theconservativetreehouse ^ | 11-19-17 | sundance
    Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri is now disclosing the nature of his resignation, and why he left Lebanon to spend time in Saudi Arabia. It appears the Saudi and regional partners provided evidence that Iran and Hezbollah were planning an assassination targeting Hariri and his family.
  • EU Sues Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic For Not Taking Enough Muslim Refugees

    06/19/2017 10:34:23 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 52 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/13/2017 | JACOB BOJESSON
    The European Union launched legal action Tuesday against Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic over their refusal to take refugees. The case stems from a decision to relocate 160,000 migrants proportionally across the EU. Hungary and Poland have refused to take a single refugee under the plan while the Czech Republic let in 12.EU is now launching infringement procedures, arguing the three countries are violating their obligations as member states. “Regrettably, despite … repeated calls, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland, in breach of their legal obligations stemming … and their commitments to Greece, Italy and other member states, have...
  • EU Taking Legal Action Against 3 Nations Resisting Mandatory Refugee Resettlement

    07/27/2017 10:28:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 27, 2017 | 4:23 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    The European Union on Wednesday moved ahead with legal action against Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic for refusing to comply with a controversial E.U. scheme to redistribute refugees and migrants for resettlement across the bloc. Hungary’s conservative government has labeled it the “George Soros plan” after the Hungarian-American financier who last year pledged to invest $500 million in support of European migrant resettlement. The E.U.’s executive Commission announced it was moving to the next stage of its “infringement procedure” — the three eastern European countries have a month to respond to a formal request to comply and if their...
  • We Do Not Want More Muslims in Czech Republic’: Prime Minister

    08/30/2017 6:59:52 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/30/17 | Victoria Friedman
    Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka does not want the Muslim community to grow in the Czech Republic, saying he has seen what problems large Muslim populations have caused in other European countries. Noting that there was only a small, non-radicalised Muslim community in the Central European country, the prime minister told Austrian newspaper Die Presse: “When we see problems in other European countries, we do not want Muslims in the Czech Republic.” “We would greatly appreciate if Europe would better protect its external border. Receiving refugees should always be the responsibility of nation states,” Mr. Sobotka added. In comments alluding to...
  • Czech Republic Joins Poland, Hungary and Slovakia in Refusing EU-Imposed Migrants

    06/10/2017 9:53:14 AM PDT · by yoe · 34 replies
    Gateway pundit ^ | June 10, 2017 | Damien Cowley
    After much criticism of the scheme, which seeks to resettle an initial 160,000 migrants from Italy and Greece across EU member states, the Czechs have finally withdrawn citing concerns over security and the ‘’dysfunctionality’’ of what has been criticized as a shambolic program. Prague had accepted only 12 of the 1,600 migrants required by Brussels before leaving the program, which imposes quotas on all 28 member states under threat of sanction. The resettlement scheme was the EU’s initial response to the near Biblical wave of migrants which arrived in autumn 2015 following Angela Merkel’s decision to open Germany’s borders. In...
  • EU begins court action against Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic over migrant quotas

    12/09/2017 9:55:58 AM PST · by Cubs Fan · 74 replies
    EU officials announced they have begun court action against Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic over their opposition to the bloc’s mandatory relocation scheme. The decision is likely to provoke a furious response from the leaders of the three states, which have all argued that the programme presents a security threat to their citizens. It risks once more plunging Brussels into a bitter and acrimonious battle with three of its newest member states, at a time when the bloc is trying to uphold its remarkable unity of Brexit. In September Hungary and Slovakia lost an appeal to the ECJ against...
  • Defiant EU Nations Ready Themselves for Trump Presidency

    01/16/2017 2:22:34 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 19 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | 01/16/2017 | n/a
    European Union nations bracing for the looming Donald Trump presidency showed defiance Monday in the face of the president-elect's stinging comments on everything from NATO and German cars to the crumbling of the EU itself. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said the U.S. president-elect's view that NATO was obsolete and his criticism that European allied members aren't paying their fair share had "caused astonishment." Trump also said Britain's decision to leave the 28-nation European Union would "end up being a great thing," and he predicted that other countries would also leave. At a meeting of EU ministers, French Foreign Minister...
  • France to allow trading of securities via blockchain

    12/09/2017 8:41:56 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 9 December 2017 09:15 CET+01:00 | AFP
    France’s finance minister unveiled Friday a decree that would make it the first nation in Europe to allow the trading of some non-listed securities using the blockchain technology that underpins cryptocurrencies. The decree, presented by Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire to the government, should enter into force by July at the latest and will apply to non-listed financial securities that EU law doesn’t require to be traded via an intermediary, a market worth potentially more than €3 trillion. In particular, this includes shares in mutual and hedge funds, negotiable debt securities, and unlisted stocks and bonds. Blockchain technology debuted in...
  • @ThomasWictor on French Envoy's Deleted Pearl Harbor Tweets

    12/08/2017 7:25:48 AM PST · by impetrio1 · 16 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 12/8/17 | Thomas Wictor
    France continues its long tradition of appointing ambassadors to the US who hate America and don't know anything about our history. If France had any sense of honor, it would fire this ambassador. For him to say that on today of all days? Astonishing. A man with no character whatsoever...
  • Sure things come from Jesus Christ[charismatic caucus]

    12/08/2017 9:34:00 AM PST · by Jedediah
    Bible ^ | bible
    Sure things come from me for I AM eternal in all I do and say and so it is as you come to me first I lay a path out for your life that is unshakable made of pure virtue and true and this path holds no lies or deviation for " I Know your Life "it is imprinted in my very HAND . Keep your eyes focused and imprinted into My will for you first and foremost , for this road carries blessings . . . I know your days ; Days past , today and each moment of...
  • Jerusalem status: World condemns Trump's announcement

    12/07/2017 6:10:31 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 36 replies
    BBC ^ | 12-07-2017 | Staff
    Traditional US allies are among a growing chorus condemning President Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Saudi Arabia called it "unjustified and irresponsible", while France and the UK said they did not support the decision. But Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu hailed it as "historic" and said he was sure more countries would follow suit. President Trump's move reversed decades of US policy on one of the thorniest issues between Israel and Palestinians. Hundreds of Israeli troops have been deployed to the West Bank amid a day of protests and strikes by Palestinians.
  • Qatar adds 12 more Rafales and 50 A321s as French President visits

    12/07/2017 7:53:21 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    Arabian Aerospace ^ | 7 December 2017
    Qatar has taken up the option to buy 12 additional Dassault Rafale fighters announcing the deal at a event with the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, and HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani,from the Qatar Armed Forces As part of the French president's state visit to Doha, Qatar also ordered 50 A321neo narrowbodies. Qatar Airways already operated 39 Airbus A320s and has 11 more due for delivery before 2020 This new defence order follows on from the contract signed on 4 May 2015 between the State of Qatar and Dassault Aviation for the acquisition of 24 Rafale,...
  • Macron says Trump's Jerusalem move 'regrettable' as France warns citizens

    12/07/2017 6:08:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 7 December 2017 10:00 CET+01:00 | AFP
    French president Emmanuel Macron has made it clear he is against Donald Trump’s move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, as France warns its citizens of likely unrest in the region. […] Addressing a press conference during a state visit to Algeria, Macron affirmed “the attachment of France and Europe to the two-state solution, Israel and Palestine living side by side in peace and security within internationally-recognized borders, with Jerusalem as the capital of the two states.” He called for “calm” and “responsibility” on all sides. “We must avoid violence at all costs and prioritize dialogue,” he said....