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  • The Nigel Farage Show: Was I right to dump fish into the Thames? LBC-21st March 2018

    03/21/2018 5:01:07 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 3/21/2018 | OrionPrime
    (Nigel Farage at :58) I got a call from "Fishing for Leave" would I come down and lend a hand? And we managed to time it all once I boarded the vessel and we were opposite the Houses of Parliament. I timed it all live on LBC's "Nick Ferrari Show" this morning. (Nick Ferrari at 1:13) Lets go back to the river and I don't think I've ever said this before, well I've said we'd go with LBC's political editor Theo Asherwood where he's preparing to dump fish, Theo.... (Theo Asherwood at 1:23) Nigel Farage has just got on...
  • German economic advisors raise growth forecast, warn of increased risks

    03/21/2018 3:12:22 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies ^ | March 21, 2018 | Reuters Staff
    BERLIN (Reuters) - The panel of economic advisers to the German government slightly raised its growth forecast for Europe’s largest economy on Wednesday but warned that a spiral of protectionist measures could damage the robust upswing. ... “Huge income tax reductions in the USA and the robust economic upturn in the euro zone are boosting demand for German goods and services,” Ifo said on Wednesday.
  • Call to UN Secretary-General: Suspend Human Rights Commissioner

    03/20/2018 4:52:47 AM PDT · by judeasamaria · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | March 20, 2018 | Mordechai Sones
    Citizens from more than 30 countries around the world appealed to the UN Secretary-General to suspend UN Human Rights Commissioner Zaid Ra'ad al-Hussein after calling Judea and Samaria communities a "war crime", following the latest report he issued regarding the pace of construction for Jews in Judea and Samaria. "While tens of thousands of people are being slaughtered in Syria, and while women's rights are being disregarded in Iran, the Human Rights Commissioner is issuing a report on the settlement movement in Israel, which details construction information, calling it a war crime", mentioned the letter. "The Commissioner' s obsession with...
  • Greece Undermining EU-Turkey Migrant Deal, German Report Says

    03/20/2018 3:57:49 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Ekathimerini ^ | Tuesday, March 18, 2018 | unattributed
    Data published by the German newspaper Die Welt suggest that Greece has been undermining the European Union-Turkey deal signed two years ago to stem the flow of refugees and migrants to the continent. Citing unnamed officials in Berlin, Brussels and the EU's border agency Frontex, the report alleges that the Greek government has moved a large number of asylum seekers from the Aegean islands to the mainland, effectively preventing their return to Turkey. The message is that any asylum seeker who manages to land on one of the Greek islands, he can then move on to central Europe, officials told...
  • The Nigel Farage Show: Is this the Brexit we voted for? LBC-19th March 2018

    03/20/2018 3:52:19 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    You Tube ^ | 3/19/2018 | OrionPrime
    (Nigel Farage at 2:41) .....The Prime Minister has agreed that Northern Ireland will have full regulatory alignment as a backstop so if they can't reach an agreement on the Irish border and how they gonna monitor it or police it we will have full regulatory alignment which means effectively Northern Ireland would stay part of the single market-customs union. Something Theresa May told the House of Commons no British Prime Minister could ever accept, but in principle we've accepted that's there as the backstop. And anybody that arrives at the end of Article 50 right through till the end of...
  • German economy minister heads to US with trade war looming

    03/18/2018 11:27:39 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies ^ | March 18, 2018 | AP
    BERLIN (AP) - Germany's economy minister is heading to Washington with the message that American tariffs on European steel and aluminum could prompt a trade war, which would be in nobody's interest. Before leaving Sunday, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier told ARD television he wanted to prevent a "spiral" of measures and countermeasures. He says "I don't want a trade war to develop between Europe and the USA."
  • German Minister Rejects Bill Allowing Doctors to Offer Abortion

    03/18/2018 11:21:05 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies ^ | March 18, 2018 | Bild - tech2 - Reuters
    Germany's new Health Minister Jens Spahn caused outrage amongst women's rights groups and opposition parties after he accused pro-abortion activists of better defending living animals than unborn humans.
  • US 'will fail if it tries to split Europe': Germany

    03/18/2018 9:48:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 102 replies ^ | 18 March 2018 17:11 CET+01:00 | AFP
    US President Donald Trump “will not succeed” in dividing European nations against one another over trade, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier warned on Sunday ahead of a visit to Washington. In the European Union “we are a customs union and act collectively. It cannot be in the interest of the US government to divide Europe, nor will it succeed,” Altmaier told German business daily Handelsblatt. […] “Companies and consumers on both sides would foot the bill if the US and Europe tumble into a trade war,” Altmaier said. Meanwhile, countries like China that stand accused of flooding global markets with...
  • German interior minister undercuts Merkel, says 'Islam does not belong to Germany'

    03/17/2018 2:28:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | March 17, 2018 | Adam Shaw
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel was undercut by her interior minister on Friday, when he said in an interview that “Islam does not belong to Germany.” Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, whose Bavarian Christian Social Union is a right-wing coalition ally of Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), made the remarks in an interview with Bild, although he did add that Muslims who live in the country are part of Germany. “Germany is shaped by Christianity. That means not working on Sundays and celebrating religious holidays such as Easter, Pentecost and Christmas," he said. “My message is: Muslims need to live with us, not...
  • Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron to unveil EU roadmap at June leaders' summit

    03/17/2018 12:16:35 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies ^ | March 16, 2018 | David Martin
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared on Friday to welcome France's calls for bold eurozone reforms, saying that greater cohesion was required across the bloc. "On fostering economic and monetary union, we need to bear in mind that we need to stabilize the euro," Merkel said at a press conference alongside French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Friday. "In our joint-European policy, we want to show results. As Europeans we will be unbeatable if we remain united." After holding talks in the Elysee Palace, the leaders announced the two countries would hold a series of meetings on a range of...
  • Muslim groups bemoan lack of public outcry over string of mosque attacks [Germany]

    03/15/2018 6:41:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies ^ | 15 March 2018 15:50 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Islamic groups in Germany Thursday criticised a lack of solidarity and support over a spate of attacks on Muslims and mosques carried out by right-wing extremists and “terrorist” groups. They said Muslims were being made to feel that “they carry partial blame because, after their mosques have been desecrated by neo-Nazis using pig heads and graffiti of crosses, they are now also being attacked by foreign terrorist groups”. Last weekend saw a spate of arson and vandalism attacks targeting Turkish-German mosques, cultural institutions and businesses, some of which were claimed in online statements by militant pro-Kurdish groups angered by the...
  • Trump Sent Clear Message to Europe on Iran When Firing Tillerson

    03/15/2018 6:44:39 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    Sarah Carter ^ | March 14, 2018 | Sarah Carter
    President Donald Trump sent a clear message to European allies and senior administration officials Tuesday when he fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson:  the President remains steadfast on implementing his strategy to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons, even if it means dismantling the 2015 Iran nuclear deal established by President Obama, sources told this reporter.Trump, who ‘begrudgingly’ recertified the Iran deal January, will not re-certify in May if Germany, France or Great Britain back down from the conditions the administration set in place at the beginning of the year to hold Tehran accountable for its nuclear program, a White House official...
  • The High Price of Denial

    03/15/2018 6:44:15 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 15/3/18 | Douglas Murray
    Is it possible that mainstream politicians and the mainstream media are finally recognising what the European public can see with their own eyes? Two recent occurrences suggest that this might be so. The first is a concession by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who almost half a year after her party's embarrassment in national elections has finally managed to put together a coalition government. Last September saw not only Merkel's party and her erstwhile coalition partners suffer a historic dent in their vote-share, but also saw the entry to Parliament of the five-year old anti-immigration AfD (Alternative for Germany) party, which...
  • EU proposes visa restrictions on countries refusing to take back illegal migrants

    03/15/2018 12:43:02 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies ^ | March 14, 2018 | AFP, AP, Reuters, dpa
    The European Commission (EC) on Wednesday announced plans to penalize citizens from countries that refuse to take back illegal migrants by restricting visas. Under new rules proposed by the EC, countries that fail to cooperate on illegal migrant returns could face a restrictive visa policy. The restrictions may include longer visa processing times, higher costs, fewer exemptions given to visiting diplomats or greater restrictions on the length of time they can stay in the EU. "The new rules will provide for a regular assessment by the Commission of non-EU countries' cooperation on return," the Commission said. EU countries have had...
  • Siemens invests in Brazil to 'unleash growth'

    03/15/2018 12:34:34 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies ^ | March 13, 2018 | AFP, dpa
    German industrial group Siemens announced plans Wednesday to invest €1 billion ($1.24 billion) in Brazil over the next five years as Latin America's largest economy strengthens its recovery from a painful recession. The German company said it had signed an accord with APEX, Brazil's Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, committing to a number of projects "to unleash a new cycle of sustainable growth" in the country of 207 million people. Siemens added it would focus on electrification, automation and digitalization projects in the energy, healthcare and transportation sectors.
  • Nikki Haley Blames Russia for Nerve Agent Attack on Ex-Spy

    03/14/2018 4:12:43 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 65 replies
    CSPAN ^ | March 14, 2018
    U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley tells a Security Council meeting that "the U.S. believes Russia is responsible for the attack on two people in the United Kingdom using a military grade nerve agent." She also urges Russia to account for its actions. Video at link above
  • Brexit deadline for firms next week, German industry warns

    03/13/2018 8:22:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies ^ | 13 March 2018 11:01 CET+01:00 | AFP
    German firms must begin planning for a worst-case “hard Brexit” that would slash trade between Britain and the EU if no deal is reached at an EU summit next week, a powerful industry body said on Tuesday. The Federation of German Industry (BDI) urged British Prime Minister Theresa May and the remaining 27 EU leaders to agree a “status quo” transition period preserving present trade arrangements beyond Britain’s departure date of March 29th 2019. “Otherwise, some companies will be forced to bring their contingency plans into focus for the worst-case scenario, which no one wants, and which will damage everyone,”...
  • German population has grown by two million since 2015 due to immigration

    03/13/2018 8:14:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 60 replies ^ | 13 March 2018 16:50 CET+01:00 | DPA/The Local
    Despite a death rate higher than its birth rate, Germany managed to grow by two million people in two years due to high levels of immigration, statistics released on Tuesday showed. While no conclusive number have been released for net migration last year, the federal statistics agency Destatis estimated on Tuesday that it stood at around 450,000 more arrivals than departures from the country. Immigration outstripped emigration by 1.15 million in 2015, slowing slightly to 500,000 in 2016. That accounted for a rise in the total population by around 2 million inhabitants in a three-year period. By the end of...
  • 57 Muslim nations urged to besiege Israel

    03/12/2018 1:58:55 PM PDT · by Lera · 83 replies
    WND ^ | 3/11/18
    A Turkish newspaper close to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling party is urging 57 Islamic nations to build a joint army specifically to attack Israel, notes a new report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. The Middle East Media Research Institute reports the article appeared on the paper’s website under the title “What If an Army of Islam Was Formed against Israel?” It was published shortly ahead of a summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, which has 57 members, MEMRI reported. The article notes, MEMRI said, “that such a joint army will greatly exceed the Israeli army in...
  • 'France will strike' if proven chemical bombs used in Syria: Macron

    02/13/2018 8:59:56 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 13, 2018 | Marine Pennetier, Michel Rose
    In recent weeks, rescue workers, aid groups and the United States have accused Syria of repeatedly using chlorine gas, which it possesses legally for uses such as water purification, as a chemical weapon against civilians in Ghouta and Idlib. France, a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council, has struggled to wield influence on Syria. Critics who accuse Macron of inaction say he has not given a clear definition of whether use of chlorine would for him constitute a chemical attack. On Tuesday, the vice-president of the Syria Civil Defence, or “White Helmets”, volunteer force said France should stop talking...