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  • Denmark Approves Controversial Plan for Fence on Germany Border

    08/19/2018 10:59:17 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    European Views ^ | August 15, 2018 | Member State Monitor
    Denmark has approved a plan to erect a fence on its border with Germany to keep out swine fever but critics argue that is a symbolic gesture epitomizing anti-immigrant sentiments. Denmark’s government gave greenlight to the building of the 68-kilometer (42-mile) fence on the border with fellow EU member state Germany. The project is worth EUR 11 million, and is supposed to protect the large Danish pork industry from wild boar that might carry African swine fever, DW reports. The Danish-German border fence will be 1.5 meters tall and half-meter deep, and will run from one coast of the Jutland...
  • Turkey’s Economic Collapse Could Send ‘Millions’ of Migrants into Europe, Analysts Warn

    08/17/2018 5:44:18 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 17, 2018 | Jack Montgomery
    Millions of people could pour into the European Union from Turkey in “another wave of migration” if the country’s economic crisis escalates into a full-blown collapse, some observers have claimed. Mainstream media periodical Newsweek suggests such a scenario “could have major political consequences” for globalist leaders such as Germany’s Angela Merkel, who effectively opened the EU’s borders unilaterally in 2015 but has been under pressure since the onset of the subsequent migrant crisis and a historically poor performance in the 2017 federal elections. Turkey’s foreign policy is becoming increasingly erratic Islamist leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who has eroded the secular...
  • 'I met my IS captor on a German street'

    08/17/2018 3:07:25 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    bbc ^ | 08/17/2018 | Victoria Bisset & Lyse Doucet
    Ashwaq was only 14 when Islamic State fighters stormed into northern Iraq, including the heartland of the Yazidi people. They took thousands of women as sex slaves, including Ashwaq - sold for $100 to a man named Abu Humam. Raped and beaten, she managed to escape three months later and then went to Germany with her mother and one brother. A few months ago, on the street outside a supermarket, she heard someone call out her name. She says it was Abu Humam - and he said he knew where she lived. Düzen Tekkal, an activist and the founder of...
  • Brazil presidential front-runner vows to close Palestinian embassy

    08/09/2018 6:43:51 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 8 replies
    The Tiimes of Israel ^ | August 9, 2018 | Marcus M. Gilban
    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (JTA) — Brazil’s front-running presidential candidate has announced he will close the Palestinian embassy in Brasilia in addition to moving his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “Is Palestine a country? Palestine is not a country, so there should be no embassy here,” Jair Bolsonaro, a lawmaker from the Social Liberal Party, declared on Tuesday when the National Congress reopened after a three-week recess. “You do not negotiate with terrorists,” he added.
  • SWEDEN RIOTS: Masked gangs set FIRE to 80 vehicles in shock violence weeks before election

    08/14/2018 7:25:31 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 55 replies
    www.express.co.uk ^ | PUBLISHED: 07:52, Tue, Aug 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 12:57, Tue, Aug 14, 2018 | By Matt Drake
    SWEDEN was engulfed in violence last night as dozens of cars were set alight and stones were thrown at police by gangs of masked youths rampaged across the country. Fires were reported in Malmö, Gothenburg and Helsingborg and shocking footage showed youths destroying vehicles in a shopping centre and hospital car park in Frölunda Torg in the west of the country. Police are investigating whether the fires which broke out across the country are related. Sweden police said: “While most fires were started within a short period of time, it can not be excluded that there is a connection between...
  • Donald Trump is using the strength of US economic power

    08/12/2018 9:33:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | August 12, 2018 | Michael Busler
    Unlike the prior administration who was more than willing to give away America’s wealth and power, President Trump understands US economic power. And he is using the wealth and power of the United States to the country’s full advantage. President Trump knows that since the US is holding all of the aces it is time to use them and really start winning. The US economy is the world’s largest America’s economy is bigger than the combined economies of the rest of the G7. Our total annual output which will exceed $20 Trillion this year, is almost 25% of the world’s...
  • German EM Altmaier: We won’t let Washington dictate us with whom we can do business

    08/12/2018 9:43:09 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 28 replies
    Action Forex ^ | 8-13-2018 | ActionForex
    German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier launched strong attack on Trump for his tariffs and sanctions. He told Bild am Sonntag newspaper that “this trade war is slowing down and destroying economic growth – and it creates new uncertainties.” Meanwhile, the agreement between the EU and US “can only be first step”. Altmaier emphasized “Our goal is a global trade order with lower tariffs, less protectionism and open markets.” Regarding US sanctions on Iran, Altmaier also pledged the Germany and EU will continue to support companies doing business with Iran. He warned that “we won’t let Washington dictate us with whom...
  • The Democrats Don’t Have a Foreign Policy, They Have A Trump Policy

    05/10/2018 6:30:32 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 22 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 5/10/18 | Greenfield
    The Democrats Don’t Have a Foreign Policy, They Have A Trump Policy Not just treasonous, stupid. May 10, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. Quick, what’s the Dem position on Syria? What about China? Don’t bother. There was once a time when Democrats could discuss Syria, North Korea, the South China Sea, economic tensions in the European Union and the future of Africa. But that was before Trump. Democrats don’t have a foreign policy anymore. They have a Trump...
  • Trump administration to hit Russia with new sanctions for Skripal poisoning

    08/08/2018 1:34:39 PM PDT · by McGruff · 65 replies
    NBC News ^ | Aug.08.2018 | Josh Lederman
    The Trump administration is hitting Russia with new sanctions punishing President Vladimir Putin's government for using a chemical weapon against an ex-spy in Britain, U.S. officials told NBC News Wednesday. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo signed off on a determination that Russia violated international law by poisoning the former spy, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter in March, officials said, a decision that was announced Wednesday afternoon by State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert. Although the U.S. joined European countries in publicly blaming Moscow within days of the attack, the Trump administration had never issued the formal determination that triggers automatic sanctions...
  • Donald Trump is no one's fool as Russia is finding out

    08/09/2018 6:23:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | August 9, 2018 | Rob Crilly
    We should know by now, shouldn’t we? Pay little heed to Donald Trump’s words and judge him by his actions. So after the rambling tweets and that embarrassing showing in Helsinki – the one when he stood beside Vladimir Putin and said he accepted the Russian president’s word that Kremlin goons had not interfered in the 2016 election (Mr Trump later said he misspoke) - now we have the concrete action. These come with dramatic consequences, from downgrading diplomatic relations to cutting off almost all exports and imports. It represents a clear statement of intent by this administration. And sends...
  • Convicted Somali Pirates Found Living in Germany On Benefits Unable To Be Deported

    08/08/2018 6:19:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 8/8/18 | Chris Tomlinson
    A new investigation has revealed that of ten Somali pirates who were found guilty of raiding a German ship, five ended up becoming “tolerated” asylum seekers living off German state handouts.In 2012 the ten Somali pirates were found guilty of hijacking the German container ship Taipan back in 2010 and were sentenced to various sentences in a process that cost the German state more than a million euros, Die Welt reports. Following the trial, not much was said or known about the fate of the Somali pirates until spring of this year when the anti-mass migration Alternative for Germany (AfD) made an inquiry...
  • Six “YOUTHS” ‘LYNCH’ man defending his wife outside Muslim-migrant ‘no-go’ suburbs of Saint-Denis

    08/08/2018 10:51:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | August 8, 2018 | Pamela Geller
    Youth”, “Asian”, “immigrant” “immigrant youth” — all sharia-compliant media euphemisms for Muslim. MAN DEFENDING HIS WIFE ‘LYNCHED’ BY SIX YOUTHS IN FRANCE A TRIO OF SEVENTEEN-YEAR-OLD YOUTHS IN THE FRENCH DEPARTMENT OF VAL-D’OISE WERE ARRESTED EARLY TUESDAY MORNING AFTER THEY “LYNCHED” A MAN COMING TO THE AID OF HIS WIFE, WHO WAS ALSO ATTACKED BY THE GROUP. Police arrived on the scene a short time later and arrested three members of the group of youths while the man and his wife, both believed to be in their thirties, were taken to nearby Eaubonne hospital. The wife of the victim confront...
  • Public University Pays Radical 89-yr-old Linguist Who Supports Hezbollah $750k to Teach Politics

    08/07/2018 4:13:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 7, 2018 | Admin
    A public university is paying a radical 89-year-old linguist hundreds of thousands of dollars to teach his famously leftist brand of politics, according to records obtained by Judicial after a months-long battle with the taxpayer-funded institution. Judicial Watch launched an investigation after the University of Arizona (UA), located in Tucson with an enrollment of about 40,000, announced that it hired Noam Chomsky to teach a general education course for undergraduates titled “What is Politics?” In the announcement UA describes Chomsky as a “world-renowned linguist” and one of the “most cited scholars in modern history.” The reality is that Chomsky is...
  • E.U. threatens firms that stop doing business with Iran over Trump sanctions

    08/07/2018 11:30:57 AM PDT · by Innovative · 44 replies
    NBC News ^ | Aug. 7, 2018 | F. Brinley Bruton , Andy Eckardt and Carlo Angerer
    European firms that stop doing business with Iran because of reimposed U.S. sanctions could in turn be sanctioned by the E.U., a special adviser to the 28-country bloc's top diplomat has warned. “If E.U. companies abide by U.S. secondary sanctions they will, in turn, be sanctioned by the E.U.," Nathalie Tocci, an aide to E.U. foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, told Britain’s BBC Radio 4 on Monday night.
  • German firms big losers in Trump's new Iranian sanctions game

    08/06/2018 9:21:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 5 August 2018 17:17 CEST+02:00
    President Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the 2015 nuclear accord with Iran and reimpose a raft of sanctions will hit a number of German and European businesses working in Iran. […] Germany’s Daimler was teaming up with two Iranian firms to assemble Mercedes-Benz trucks. Volkswagen also said last year it would seek to resume sales in Iran for the first time in 17 years, yet the scale of its US activities could force the jettisoning of those plans. German firms’ business with Iran amounted to $2.6 billion in exports 2016, to $3 billion last year. […] British...
  • All 20 people on board World War II plane (JU-52) die after Swiss Alps crash

    08/05/2018 9:17:27 PM PDT · by robowombat · 30 replies
    ITV ^ | 5 August 2018 at 1:43pm
    All 20 people on board World War II plane die after Swiss Alps crash Nearly 5,000 of the World War II Ju-52 planes were manufactured between 1932 and 1952. Nearly 5,000 of the World War II Ju-52 planes were manufactured between 1932 and 1952. Photo: AP All 20 people on board an old World War II propeller plane have died after crashing in the Swiss Alps during a sightseeing flight. The Junker Ju-52 struck the Piz Segnas mountain's western flank about 2,540 meters (8,330 feet) above sea level, killing 17 passengers and three crew members, police revealed in a press...
  • German prosecutors: Tunisian planned ricin terror bombing against 'unbelievers'

    08/04/2018 6:41:52 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 8/3/18 | Chase Winter
    German authorities on Friday revealed further details of an investigation into a Tunisian man accused of planning an Islamist-inspired terror attack using a biological weapon. Sief Allah H. was arrested in June in a commando raid on his apartment in the western city of Cologne. Investigators found "toxic substances" that were later determined to be deadly ricin poison. The 29-year-old was also alleged to have bomb-making materials in his possession. As part of a widening probe, investigators said Friday that prosecutors on August 1 charged the Tunisian with "planning a serious act of violence against the state" and membership in...
  • Pence Denounces Nicaragua, China, North Korea, Russia and Iran For Brutalizing People Of Faith

    07/28/2018 9:48:37 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Jul 26, 2018 | Joshua Gill
    Vice President Mike Pence lambasted China, Nicaragua, North Korea, Russia and Iran Thursday for their systemic persecution of various faith groups. "Those nations that reject religious freedom breed radicalism and resentment in citizens. They sowed the seeds of violence within their borders. Violence that often spills over into their neighbors and across the world, and as history has shown too many times those who deny religious freedom for their own people have no qualms trampling upon the rights of other people undermining security and peace across the wide and world,” Pence said. Pence then called for an end to the...
  • urope Doesn't Need U.S. Protection, Most Germans Say

    08/03/2018 1:50:55 AM PDT · by granada · 84 replies
    Newsweek via MSN ^ | 7/23/2018 | David Brennan
    In the wake of repeated attacks from U.S. President Donald Trump, Germans appear to be souring on the country’s relationship with America. The majority of Germans now believe Europe can defend itself without the help of the American military, a Forsa survey has found. As reported by Reuters, only 37 percent of 1,004 Germans surveyed now think the continent needs help from the U.S. to defend its borders. There was little difference between the former eastern and western parts of the country, at 60 and 55 percent respectively. Western Germans have closer historical ties with Washington on account of the...
  • Turkey demands removal of sanctions over pastor Andrew Brunson

    08/02/2018 5:39:22 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 20 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | Aug 2, 2018 | by Alastair Jamieson
    The White House said the North Carolina native is "a victim of unfair and unjust attention" and should be released. LONDON — Turkey demanded an immediate reversal from the U.S. after its NATO ally imposed sanctions over the treatment of detained American pastor Andrew Brunson. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said the Trump administration’s decision was “incompatible with the most simple diplomatic courtesy and mutual respect" and risked regional instability. Relations between the countries have plummeted after Brunson, 50, was arrested in 2016 on charges of "committing crimes on behalf of terror groups without being a member" and espionage. He...