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  • Le Pens Rejoice at Brexit, Call for EU-Wide Votes on EU Membership [Send in the Marine!]

    06/24/2016 1:51:12 PM PDT · by marvel5 · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | June 24, 2016 | Horense Goulard
    Marine Le Pen, the leader of the French far-right National Front party, said the British Brexit vote is a “victory for freedom” and called for all countries to have referendums on their European Union membership Friday. “Victory for freedom! As I’ve asked for years, we need the same referendum in France and in the EU countries,” Le Pen tweeted.
  • Europe's Right Reacts With Joy And Hope To British Brexit

    06/24/2016 4:15:53 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | Oliver JJ Lane
    The right-wing parties of Europe who have been keenly watching Britain’s EU referendum with an eye on their own efforts to exit the European Union have reacted to the Brexit vote with jubilation today.
  • The Brexit contagion: How France, Italy and the Netherlands now want their referendum too

    06/24/2016 6:49:53 AM PDT · by Mariner · 71 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | June 24th, 2016 | Matthew Holehouse, Brussels
    Voters in France, Italy and the Netherlands are demanding their own votes on European Union membership and the euro, as the continent faces a “contagion” of referendums. EU leaders fear a string of copycat polls could tear the organisation apart, as leaders come under pressure to emulate David Cameron and hold votes. It came as German business leaders handed a considerable boost to the Leave campaign by saying it would be “very, very foolish” to deny the UK a free trade deal after Brexit. Markus Kerber, the head of the BDI, which represents German industry, said that 1970s-style trade barriers...
  • With Brexit locked in, here are other EU countries that poll high to 'exit'

    06/24/2016 1:52:59 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 65 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 24, 2016 | Everett Rosenfeld
    A majority of British voters said Thursday that the United Kingdom should leave the European Union, launching markets into turmoil as investors tried to digest what the referendum means for the U.K. and the European bloc as a whole. Although concern for the future of the EU may seem like hyperbole, nearly every member state has a political contingent in favor of leaving the union, and the successful Brexit vote may have just politically legitimized — and energized — those movements.
  • UN Schools Caught Teaching Arab Children to Wage Jihad on Jews

    06/23/2016 5:04:00 AM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    The New American ^ | 21 June 2016 | Alex Newman
    Using funding from Western taxpayers, and Americans in particular, United Nations schools are teaching Arab children to glorify terrorism and wage constant war against their Jewish neighbors, according to a new film. In the explosive documentary released late last month by a pro-Israel watchdog group, schools run by the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) are even exposed offering military-style training to young children. That training, combined with a curriculum that teaches fervent hatred of Jews, is a recipe for disaster, the producer said, citing the recent wave of attacks. But now, U.S. lawmakers are speaking out, with media reports...
  • France could hike taxes on soda and chocolate bars

    06/22/2016 12:54:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 22 Jun 2016 11:48 GMT+02:00
    A new report has urged the French government to up taxes on fizzy drinks or soda as well as chocolate bars. A can of coke and a Mars bar could soon become a much pricier snack in France. The shock report was presented to the French parliament on Monday and it includes a proposal was made to significantly increase the tax on sugary drinks. The current tax stands at €7.53 per hectoliter, or 2.51 centimes for each can of soda. These amounts would rise to €21.47 per hectoliter or 4.6 centimes per 33-centiliter can of soda if the proposal were...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Cirrus over Paris

    06/22/2016 4:45:04 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    NASA ^ | Wednesday, June 22, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: What's that over Paris? Cirrus. Typically, cirrus clouds appear white or gray when reflecting sunlight, can appear dark at sunset (or sunrise) against a better lit sky. Cirrus are among the highest types of clouds and are usually thin enough to see stars through. Cirrus clouds may form from moisture released above storm clouds and so may herald the arrival of a significant change in weather. Conversely, cirrus clouds have also been seen on Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Titan, Uranus, and Neptune. The featured image was taken two days ago from a window in District 15, Paris, France, Earth. The...
  • Brexit would lead to new focus on EU common security

    06/21/2016 3:19:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 21 Jun 2016 17:57 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    France and Germany are divided on what to do in the event of a Brexit. But common EU security is an area of agreement. Even within the German coalition government, parties are not singing from the same hymnbook on what to do in the case of a Brexit, as some feel there should be a return of powers from Brussels to individual nations. “Germany does not have a plan to follow because the government is divided on its post-Brexit strategy,” said conservative daily Die Welt. Consequently, several sources believe that the EU partners would turn their attention to issues where...
  • You have come through the eye of the needle into Kingdom Come [Charismatic Caucus]

    06/21/2016 10:33:39 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    You have come through the eye of the needle into Kingdom Come , Zion lays before you blessed daughters and sons, So now the "real awakening begins", Truly you ARE worthy free from all sins, Look you are dressed in righteousness for you wear my gown, I have bestowed on you and a clean turban as your crown, Your feet shine at the mention of My WORD, For Now they Know it IS the Path of Righteousness they have heard, Holy ! Holy ! Holy ! Is the sound, That you hear now echoing all around, Voices that sound like...
  • U.K. Vote on Whether to Leave Europe Imperils Global Climate (ROTFLMAO!!!)

    06/17/2016 12:54:15 PM PDT · by samtheman · 17 replies
    www.scientificamerican.com ^ | June 17, 2016 | Jean Chemnick
    If it "brexits," the United Kingdom would likely chart its own course within the U.N. climate process, seeing its influence shrink overall while pro-coal Poland gained clout within the group of nations in opposition to more climate-ambitious Germany and France, analysts said.
  • Watch hundreds of lovestruck Irish football fans serenading a blonde French girl in Bordeaux

    06/19/2016 8:01:42 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 June 2016 | By Ekin Karasin For Mailonline
    This is the moment hundreds of lovestruck Irish football fans gathered around a blonde French girl and serenaded her. A hilarious video showed the swaying crowds singing Can’t Take My Eyes Off You and Hey Baby to the laughing young woman in Bordeaux. They appeared in high spirits despite losing three-nil to Belgium on Saturday - and one admirer even stole a kiss from the woman at the end.
  • EgyptAir black boxes badly damaged, likely to prolong probe

    06/17/2016 1:18:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    cbs ^ | 06/17/2016
    AIRO (AP) - The voice and data recorders from the EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean nearly a month ago are "extensively damaged" and will need repairs before they can be analyzed, an Egyptian official said Friday, dampening hopes for quick answers as to what caused the disaster. The official didn't elaborate on how long the repairs would take but said if this cannot be done in Egypt, the so-called "black boxes" would be sent abroad. The official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak to the media. With the wreckage of the Airbus...
  • Merkel urges EU in/out campaigns to moderate language after Jo Cox death

    06/18/2016 12:11:05 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | June 17, 2016 | Henley, Oltermann and Chrisafis
    Angela Merkel has called on campaigners in Britain’s EU referendum debate to moderate their language ahead of next week’s vote, as political leaders and officials across Europe paid tribute to the killed Labour MP Jo Cox. The German chancellor, who described the attack on the pro-European West Yorkshire MP as “terrible” but declined to link it directly to the referendum, called for all involved to respect the beliefs and opinions of others. “Otherwise, the radicalisation will become unstoppable,” she said. “Exaggerations, and radicalisation of part of the language, do not help foster an atmosphere of respect. We know how important...
  • EGYPT REPORTEDLY CONSIDERING PURCHASING MORE RAFALES

    06/17/2016 8:59:12 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies
    Conflict News ^ | June 15, 2016 | Derek Bisaccio
    A year after completing an order for the Dassault Rafale, Cairo has reportedly reentered negotiations with France regarding the procurement of additional fighter jets. On June 15, La Tribune reported that Egypt is in discussions with Dassault Aviation for the acquisition of 12 more Rafales. La Tribune reports that some sources believe it is possible a contract could be reached before the end of this year, while others are more cautious about the timeframe for completion. As of yet, no side has commented on the reports of ongoing negotiations. Egypt and France formally signed an agreement worth 5.2 billion euros...
  • Twitter, Facebook and Google being sued amidst claims they knowingly ‘aided Paris attacks’

    06/17/2016 7:39:32 AM PDT · by DrJeff · 24 replies
    TheNextWeb ^ | 16 June, 2016 | Bryan Clark
    Reynaldo Gonzalez’s daughter, Nohemi, was among the 130 killed when religious extremists attacked Paris last year. Now, he’s suing Twitter, Facebook and Google for facilitating the spread of “extremist propaganda” after alleging the trio “knowingly permitted” ISIS to recruit, raise money and spread its message across each of the respective platforms. According to court documents: “For years, [the companies] have knowingly permitted the terrorist group ISIS to use their social networks as a tool for spreading extremist propaganda, raising funds and attracting new recruits. This material support has been instrumental to the rise of ISIS, and has enabled it to...
  • Argentina Negotiates with France to Buy 12 Combat Aircraft

    06/17/2016 6:18:31 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    La Nacion ^ | June 14, 2016
    Although it was recently phased out by France and Spain, its two European operators, the Dassault Mirage F-1C fighter remains an effective fighter, but its in-flight refueling capability could be seen as a potential threat to UK sovereignty over the Falkland Islands. (French AF photo) PARIS --- Argentina is negotiating with France to purchase 12 Mirage F-1 combat aircraft, and possibly Mirage 2000s, as well as engines to equip the twenty Pucarás that are currently grounded, Argentine Defense Minister Julio Martinez told La Nacion. Passing through Paris, where he came to attend the Eurosatory armaments exhibition, Martinez was today received...
  • Second flight recorder on crashed Egyptair flight retrieved

    06/17/2016 4:00:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 17, 2016 | by Omar Fahmy
    A second flight recorder with information on crashed EgyptAir Flight MS804 has been retrieved, Egyptian investigators said on Friday. The Egyptian investigation committee said preparations were under way to transfer the two flight recorders to Alexandria where they will be received by an official from the general prosecutor's office and investigators.
  • Man 'arrested in France for planning attack on tourists'

    06/16/2016 7:42:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 16 Jun 2016 17:59 GMT+02:00
    A 22-year-old radicalized convert to Islam has been arrested in France over suspicions he was planning to attack American and Russian tourists, legal sources said Thursday. The suspect had gone to the southwestern city of Carcassone “with a view to carrying out a violent act, in particular targeting Americans and Russians,” a judicial source said. A source close to the investigation said the suspect was arrested in possession of a knife and a small mallet. …
  • EgyptAir plane black box found, pulled out of water

    06/16/2016 11:27:06 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 28 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 6/16/16 | AP
    Egypt's investigation committee said a doomed plane's cockpit voice recorder was found and pulled from the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday. ADVERTISEMENT Egypt on Wednesday said that it spotted and obtained images from the wreckage of the EgyptAir plane flying from Paris to Cairo that crashed into the Mediterranean last month, killing all 66 people on board, according to a statement by the country's investigation committee. The committee said in a statement that a vessel, the John Lethbridge, contracted by the Egyptian government to join search efforts for the data recorders and the wreckage "had identified several main locations of the...
  • BREAKING - EgyptAir plane's voice recorder found

    06/16/2016 6:23:30 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 43 replies
    BBC ^ | 6-16-2016 | BBC
    Cockpit voice recorder of crashed EgyptAir flight found in Mediterranean, Egyptian investigators say
  • The Vendee Massacre: Europe's forgotten Shoah

    06/15/2016 4:51:27 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 36 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Mainestategop
    An awesome documentary on the Vendee uprising and the massacre of catholics in France in the French Revolution The Vendee is a taboo in France. It is nearly forgotten but thankfully isn't. In 1793, after the execution of Louis XVI, Catholic Farmers in the Vendee region of France revolted against the newly formed godless republic headed by Robbspierre. The response by the newly created republic was monstrous. Over Half a milllion people, men women children and elderly were put to death by the government for opposing it and for promoting Catholic faith. Very few acknowledged its existence, John Paul II...
  • Egypt Says It Has Found EgyptAir Jet Wreckage

    06/15/2016 1:33:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    <p>Egypt says it has spotted the wreckage of the EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean last month, killing all 66 people on board.</p> <p>An investigation committee said in a statement late Wednesday that a vessel "the vessel contracted by the Egyptian government to join the search efforts for the data recorders and the wreckage of the doomed A320; had identified several main locations of the wreckage, accordingly the first images of the wreckage were provided to the investigation committee."</p>
  • France and Belgium face 'imminent terror attack'...

    06/15/2016 5:26:06 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 35 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | June 15, 2016 | Henry Samuel
    France and Belgium face an "imminent" terror attack from Isil commandos who left Syria a week ago and are already armed, according to a Belgian intelligence note cited by local media. The chilling warning that two-men groups were on the verge of an attack emerged hours before the kick off of France's second Euro 2016 game against Albania in Marseille and a day after a Frenchman who killed a police commander in the name of Isil warned that the Euro tournament would become a "graveyard".
  • Spain’s once mighty socialists succumb to populist rage

    06/14/2016 11:35:34 PM PDT · by Fhios · 14 replies
    FT ^ | 6/14/2016 | Tobias Buck
    ... "The fact is that in Spain and elsewhere in Europe, voters have come to associate the centre-left with many of the (unpopular) policies traditionally championed by the right: austerity, deregulation, liberalisation, free trade." ...
  • German 10-year sovereign bond yields turn negative for first time

    06/14/2016 2:23:02 PM PDT · by dennisw · 10 replies
    cnbc ^ | today | Roy Choudhury
    The yield on the 10-year benchmark German bund fell into negative territory for the first time ever on Tuesday morning, amid global growth concerns and jitters over the U.K.'s upcoming referendum on its European Union membership. At around 8.30 a.m. London time, the yield hit zero and briefly fell into negative territory as investors continued to flock to safe-haven assets. Bond prices and yields move in opposite directions and a negative yield implies that investors are effectively paying the German government for the privilege of parking their cash. By the end of the European trading day, the yield was still...
  • French archaeologists unearth bones from 6,000-year-old massacre

    06/13/2016 11:18:21 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | Tuesday 7 June 2016 | unattributed
    Neolithic group found in silo appeared to have suffered violent deaths, with multiple injuries to legs, hands and skulls. Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a 6,000-year-old massacre that took place in Alsace, in north-eastern France. The corpses of 10 individuals were found in one of 300 ancient silos, used to store grain and other food... The Neolithic group appeared to have had violent deaths, with multiple injuries to their legs, hands and skulls. The way in which the bodies were piled on top of each other suggested they had been killed together and dumped in the silo. “They were...
  • (France) Teenage girl stabbed in random attack by man ‘making sacrifice for Ramadan’

    The girl was reportedly stabbed in Rennes, France, by an attacker marking the Islamic month of fasting. Prosecutor Nicolas Jacquet confirmed the attack today, in which the 19-year-old victim sustained three stab wounds. He said the man, who had known psychiatric problems, claimed he heard voices demanding a sacrifice for Ramadan.
  • Chilling moment ISIS killer uses Facebook...after hacking top French cop and his wife to death

    06/14/2016 10:51:21 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 21 replies
    The Sun ^ | 14th June 2016 | BY PETER ALLEN, ELLIE FLYNN, GUY BIRCHALL AND FIONN HARGREAVES
    THE sick ISIS killer who brutally hacked down a police chief and his wife has sent out a chilling message warning of mass murder at Euro 2016. French jihadi Larossi Abballa posted the terrifying Facebook live video just moments after he murdered Jean-Baptiste Salvaing and his wife. The pair were stabbed at their home on the outskirts of Paris last night. In the video he said: “Did you think that we would say inattentive? Well you have another thing coming. We have other surprises for you, the Euros. “The Euros will be a cemetery. You too (President) Hollande, I haven’t...
  • French president describes homosexuality as 'a choice'

    06/14/2016 8:29:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 14 Jun 2016 15:44 GMT+02:00
    French media mocked President François Hollande on Tuesday after he described sexual orientation as “a choice”, in his reaction to the Orlando gay nightclub massacre, comments that had provoked outrage on social media. In Orlando, “it is America that has been hit but it is also freedom, the freedom to choose one’s sexual orientation and to determine one’s style of life”, Hollande said in condemning “the appalling homophobic killing in Orlando.” Hollande was speaking as he left the US embassy in Paris on Monday, where he had expressed France's condolences over the massacre in Orlando at the weekend that left...
  • Police commander and partner killed in possible Isis-linked terror attack outside Paris

    06/14/2016 1:12:06 AM PDT · by Cronos · 21 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 14 June 2016 | Angelique Chrisaf
    Islamic State claims responsibility after officer was stabbed to death outside home in Manganville before woman and boy were taken hostage inside President François Hollande has convened crisis talks after a man claiming allegiance to Islamic State stabbed a French police commander to death in front of his house outside Paris, then killed his partner who also worked for the police. The 42-year-old police commander was in plain clothes when he was stabbed to death as he arrived home at around 8.30pm on Monday night in a quiet residential area of Magnanville, north-west of Paris. The attacker then entered the...
  • Legendary American Hero Steve “Spiro” Pisanos Passes Away at 96

    06/13/2016 3:55:39 AM PDT · by Purdue77 · 6 replies
    San Diego Air & Space Museum ^ | June 2016 | unknown
    Retired Col. Steve Pisanos, a World War II ace who was decorated by four nations, has died, his family confirmed through the San Diego Air and Space Museum on June 9. Pisanos was 96. Born in Athens, Greece, Pisanos [sometimes spelled Pissanos] came to the United States in 1938. He joined the British Royal Air Force in 1941 and served with an Eagle Squadron until American members were absorbed by the US Army Air Forces 4th Fighter Group. Pisanos was then commissioned a USAAF lieutenant. On May 3, 1942, Pisanos became an American citizen during a ceremony in London, England,...
  • Attacker who pledged allegiance to ISIS murdered police commander ... (France)

    06/13/2016 9:45:56 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/13/2016 | Peter Allen, Julian Robinson
    An ISIS attacker murdered a police commander and his wife at their home near Paris before being shot dead by officers during a dramatic raid that saw a child hostage rescued. Jean-Baptiste Salvaing, 42, suffered nine stomach wounds at a private address is Magnanville, in the Yvelines department, north of Paris, shortly after 8.30pm. Explosions were heard towards midnight as elite Raid commandos entered the building, where they killed the attacker who had taken the officer's family hostage. Inside the house, they found the lifeless body of Mr Salvaing's wife, who also worked for the police force. The only survivor...
  • The work of Neanderthals: Ancient ring-like structures from 176,000 years ago

    05/25/2016 7:10:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    l a times ^ | 05/25/2016 | Deborah Netburn
    Deep in a dark cave in southwestern France lie half a dozen mysterious structures that scientists believe were built by Neanderthals 176,000 years ago -- about 140,000 years before the first modern humans arrived in Europe. The structures, described Wednesday in the journal Nature, are located in what is known as the Bruniquel Cave. They are made of roughly 400 pieces of stalagmites, all roughly, almost eerily, the same size. Archaeologists say these mineral formations were probably broken off the cave floor by ancient hands and then deliberately arranged into two large rings and a series of four round piles...
  • French police chief's killer 'claimed allegiance to IS' (Killed Two, Killed by police)

    06/13/2016 6:46:18 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6/13/2016 | BBC
    A man claiming allegiance to so-called Islamic State (IS) stabbed a French police commander to death before being killed when police stormed a house, officials have said. The attacker took the officer's partner and their son hostage in their home in Magnanville, near Paris. The partner was found dead but the child was rescued. French prosecutors have launched an anti-terror investigation, AFP news agency reports. Islamic State's Amaq news agency said an IS fighter carried out the attack, although there has so far been no official claim of responsibility........
  • Neanderthals built mysterious cave structures 175,000 years ago

    06/13/2016 1:51:05 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 27 replies
    The Guardian. ^ | 5/25/2016 | Ian Sample
    Mysterious structures found deep inside a French cave are the work of Neanderthal builders who lived in the region more than 100,000 years before modern humans set foot in Europe. The extraordinary constructions are made from nearly 400 stalagmites that have been yanked from the ground and stacked on top of one another to produce rudimentary walls on the damp cave floor. The most prominent formations are two ringed walls, built four layers deep in places, which appear to have been propped up with stalagmites wedged in place as vertical stays. The largest of the walls is nearly seven metres...
  • ‘Islamists slogans’ reported as man kills police officer takes his family hostage near Paris

    06/13/2016 3:32:59 PM PDT · by UKrepublican · 49 replies
    Witnesses are reporting gunfire and explosions in the Paris suburb commune of Magnanville. French special police have surrounded a house where a man is holding hostages. The attacker stabbed the home owner, a police officer who was reportedly his neighbor.
  • Facebook deploys 'Safety Check' feature for Orlando

    06/13/2016 10:00:02 AM PDT · by russbart · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | David McCabe
    Facebook activated its “Safety Check” feature on Sunday in response to the deadly shooting at an Orlando, Fla., nightclub. It is reportedly the first time Facebook has used the feature in the United States.
  • Eiffel Tower to be lit in colors of rainbow flag after US attack

    06/13/2016 5:37:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 13 Jun 2016 10:01 GMT+02:00
    This time it’s Paris that will show solidarity with the victims of a terror attack elsewhere in the world. The Eiffel Tower will be lit up in the rainbow colors of the gay flag in solidarity with the victims of the shootings in Orlando, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo tweeted. The City Hall also raised the Stars and Stripes and the rainbow flag on Monday, with Hidalgo expressing her “compassion, solidarity and affection” for the American people after the massacre. …
  • Britain's authority within EU will rise after 'In' vote: PM Cameron

    06/12/2016 12:32:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:06pm BST | Kylie Maclellan
    Britain’s influence in the European Union will be stronger if it votes to remain in the bloc in a June 23 referendum, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Sunday with the latest polls showing Britons almost evenly split over whether to stay or go. One poll published late on Saturday gave a two-point lead to supporters of “Remain” and the other showed those in favor of Brexit were one point ahead. In an interview on BBC television, Cameron — whose “In” campaign has been branded as scaremongering by pro-Brexit supporters for warning of the risks of quitting the 28-nation EU...
  • 'Leave' Takes Shocking 19-Point Lead In Brexit Poll

    06/12/2016 10:33:16 AM PDT · by lafroste · 41 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 6/12/16 | Tyler Durden
    The headlines go from bad to worse for the UK and EU establishment as yet another new poll this weekend, by Opinium, shows "Brexit" leading by a remarkable 19 points (52% chose to leave the EU against 33% choosing to keep the status quo). This result comes after 2 polls Friday night showing a 10-point lead for "leave" which sparked anxiety across markets. This surge in "leave" probability comes despite an additional 1.5 million voters having registered this week (which many expected to increase "remain" support). Further anger towards EU was exposed when former cabinet minister Iain Duncan Smith warned...
  • Angkor Wat Yields Astounding Buried Towers & Spiral Structure

    12/10/2015 8:43:58 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    Live Science ^ | 12/9/2015 | Owen Jarus,
    The massive structure - almost a mile long - contains a spiral design, with several rectangular spirals that form a giant structure, archaeologists say. "This structure, which has dimensions of more than 1,500 m × 600 m (about 1 mile by 1,970 feet) is the most striking discovery associated with Angkor Wat to date. Its function remains unknown and, as yet, it has no known equivalent in the Angkorian world," Roland Fletcher, a University of Sydney professor, said in a statement put out by the university. Today, the spiral structure is hard to make out on the ground, having been...
  • The Lost City of Cambodia

    06/02/2016 6:44:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Smithsonian ^ | April 2016 | Joshua Hammer
    Jean-Baptiste Chevance senses that we’re closing in on our target. Paused in a jungle clearing in northwestern Cambodia, the French archaeologist studies his GPS and mops the sweat from his forehead with a bandanna. The temperature is pushing 95, and the equatorial sun beats down through the forest canopy. For two hours, Chevance, known to everyone as JB, has been leading me, along with a two-man Cambodian research team, on a grueling trek. We’ve ripped our arms and faces on six-foot shrubs studded with thorns, been savaged by red biting ants, and stumbled over vines that stretch at ankle height...
  • Drought Doomed Ancient City of Angkor

    01/04/2012 3:43:34 PM PST · by Captain Beyond · 14 replies
    LiveScience ^ | 1-4-2012 | Charles Choi
    Mary Beth Day, University of Cambridge Bayon temple, constructed by Angkorian King Jayavarman VII in the late 12th century. The faces may be representations of Buddha, the bodhisattva Lokesvara, Jayavarman VII, or a combination. The ancient city of Angkor — the most famous monument of which is the breathtaking ruined temple of Angkor Wat — might have collapsed due to valiant but ultimately failed efforts to battle drought, scientists find. The great city of Angkor in Cambodia, first established in the ninth century, was the capital of the Khmer Empire, the major player in southeast Asia for nearly five centuries....
  • REVEALED: Australia's raiders of the lost wat

    08/13/2007 4:55:10 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 8 replies · 517+ views
    Canberra Times ^ | 14 August 2007 | Rosslyn Beeby
    Australian archaeologists using complex radar and satellite technology to map the medieval city of Angkor have discovered more than 70 new temples scattered across a vast area of farmland and forests in north-west Cambodia. University of Sydney archaeologist Damian Evans said, "It's huge. We've mapped a massive settlement stretching well beyond the main temples of the World Heritage tourist area in Siem Reap. "We've found the city was roughly five times bigger than previously thought." The newly discovered ruins of the ancient Khmer empire metropolis sprawl across 1000sqkm "about 20km in every direction" outside the United Nations listed World Heritage...
  • Sprawling Angkor Brought Down By Overpopulation, Study Suggests

    08/13/2007 8:23:51 PM PDT · by blam · 19 replies · 912+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 8-13-2007 | Susan Brown
    Sprawling Angkor Brought Down By Overpopulation, Study Suggests Susan Brown for National Geographic News August 13, 2007 Cambodia's long-lost temple complex of Angkor is the world's largest known preindustrial settlement, reveals a new radar study that found 74 new temples and more than a thousand manmade ponds at the site. But urban sprawl and its associated environmental devastation may have led to the collapse of the kingdom, which includes the renowned temple of Angkor Wat, the study suggests. Ever since the late 16th century, when Portuguese traders spied the towers of the monument poking through a dense canopy of trees,...
  • Map reveals ancient urban sprawl (bad enviro-policy blamed).

    08/14/2007 4:44:29 AM PDT · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 16 replies · 697+ views
    BBC ^ | August 14, 2007
    The researchers disovered at least 74 new temples The great medieval temple of Angkor Wat in Cambodia was once at the centre of a sprawling urban settlement, according to a new, detailed map of the area.Using Nasa satellites, an international team have discovered at least 74 new temples and complex irrigation systems. The map, published in the journal PNAS, extends the known settlement by 1000 sq km, about the size of Los Angeles. Analysis also lends weight to the theory that Angkor's residents were architects of the city's demise. "The large-scale city engineered its own downfall by disrupting its...
  • Radar reveals vast medieval Cambodian city: study

    08/16/2007 10:04:41 AM PDT · by Renfield · 9 replies · 220+ views
    Yahoo news ^ | 8-13-07
    CHICAGO (AFP) - Archaeologists using radar imagery have shown that an ancient Cambodian settlement centered on the celebrated temple of Angkor Wat was far more extensive than previously thought, a study released Monday said. The medieval settlement surrounding Angkor, the one-time capital of the illustrious Khmer empire which flourished between the ninth and 14th centuries, covered a 3,000 square kilometer area (1,158 square miles). The urban complex was at least three times larger than archaeologists had previously suspected and easily the largest pre-industrial urban area of its kind, eclipsing comparable developments such as Tikal a Classic Maya "city" in Guatemala....
  • Airborne laser uncovers ancient hidden city near Angkor Wat

    06/18/2013 11:17:16 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 13 replies
    National Post ^ | June 18, 2013 | Kristen Gelineau
    SYDNEY, Australia — Airborne laser technology has uncovered a network of roadways and canals, illustrating a bustling ancient city linking Cambodia’s famed Angkor Wat temple complex. The discovery was announced late Monday in a peer-reviewed paper released early by the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The laser scanning revealed a previously undocumented formally planned urban landscape integrating the 1,200-year-old temples. The Angkor temple complex, Cambodia’s top tourist destination and one of Asia’s most famous landmarks, was constructed in the 12th century during the mighty Khmer empire. Angkor Wat is a point of deep pride for Cambodians, appearing...
  • The Hidden City of Angkor Wat

    06/21/2013 7:07:41 AM PDT · by Renfield · 26 replies
    Science Magazine ^ | 6-20-2013 | Richard Stone
    In the year 802 C.E., the founder of the medieval Khmer empire, Jayavarman II, anointed himself "king of the world." In laying claim to such a grandiose title, he was a little ahead of his time: It would be another few centuries before the Khmers built Earth's largest religious monument, Angkor Wat, the crowning glory of a kingdom that stood in what is today northwestern Cambodia. But Jayavarman II had good reason to believe that his nascent kingdom, in the sacred Kulen hills northeast of Angkor, was a record-holder. Airborne laser scanning technology, or LiDAR, has revealed the imprint of...
  • Jungle-Covered Ruins May Hold Surprising Hints (article)

    06/24/2013 8:54:30 AM PDT · by fishtank · 28 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | June 6:24, 2013 | Brian Thomas
    Jungle-Covered Ruins May Hold Surprising Hints by Brian Thomas, M.S. The ancient and elaborate temple at Angkor Wat is not the only interesting site to see when visiting Cambodia. Archaeologists have been discovering hundreds of temples, many still buried beneath thick jungle growth, strewn across the whole surrounding area. A picture is emerging of buildings that connected a thriving society across a broad region. Could soon-to-be uncovered stone carvings somehow intersect with biblical history? Australian archaeologist Damian Evans employed "lidar" technology to find new temples far faster than the old way—that of hacking through jungle and hoping to hit some...