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  • Nearly 85 percent of UN nations back migration deal; not US

    12/10/2018 9:01:56 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 10, 2018 | Amira El Masaiti and Jamey Keaten
    Defying fierce opposition from the United States and a few other nations, nearly 85 percent of the countries at the U.N. agreed Monday on a sweeping yet non-binding accord to ensure safe, orderly and humane migration. The debate over the Global Compact for Migration, the first of its kind, has proven to be a pivotal test of the U.N.-led effort to crack down on the often dangerous and illegal movements across borders that have turned people smuggling into a booming worldwide industry. “Unregulated migration bears a terrible human cost: a cost in lives lost on perilous journeys across deserts, oceans...
  • European Court of Justice rules Britain can unilaterally cancel Brexit

    12/10/2018 6:05:19 AM PST · by saywhatagain · 23 replies
    NBCNews ^ | December 10,2018 | By Alexander Smith
    On Monday, the E.U.'s top court ruled that the United Kingdom can change its mind and forget the whole thing — if it wants to. Anti-Brexit campaigners heralded Monday's decision as a game-changer, boosting their hopes of reversing the divorce altogether.
  • Macron facing a crisis that he created by baiting Trump

    12/10/2018 5:57:52 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Thomas Lifson
    An arrogant politician expressing contempt for Donald Trump and his supporters experienced a surprising and humiliating defeat in late 2016 in our presidential election. A corresponding scenario seems to be playing itself out again in Paris. A year and a half ago, in the wake of President Trump leaving the Paris Climate accord, France’s President Emmanuel Macron asked for a fight on climate change, in an address delivered in English, making it clear that his target was Donald Trump and the American electorate. As Andrew Bolt, writing for the Herald-Sun in Australia noted, he asked for a fight and “He...
  • Armoured vehicles bearing EU flag STORM Paris in sign European Army ALREADY created

    12/10/2018 3:32:49 AM PST · by Former Proud Canadian · 31 replies
    Daily Star ^ | Dec 9, 2018 | Rachel O'Donoghue
    ARMOURED vehicles bearing the European Union flag have stormed into Paris as protesters bring the city to a standstill.
  • Clashes as yellow vest protests grow in Belgium, Netherlands

    12/09/2018 10:13:28 AM PST · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    AP ^ | 9 Dec 2018 | LORNE COOK and MIKE CORDER
    BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian police fired tear gas and water cannons at yellow-vested protesters calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Charles Michel after they tried to breach a riot barricade, as the movement that started in France made its mark Saturday in Belgium and the Netherlands. Protesters in Brussels threw paving stones, road signs, fireworks, flares and other objects at police blocking their entry to an area where Michel’s offices, other government buildings and the parliament are located. Brussels police spokeswoman Ilse Van de Keere said that around 400 protesters were gathered in the area. About 100 were detained,...
  • Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer elected Merkel's successor as CDU leader

    12/08/2018 1:21:57 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | December 7, 2018 | Kate Connolly
    Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, a staunchly Catholic conservative career politician, has been elected as the successor to Angela Merkel as leader of Germany’s Christian Democrats. Kramp-Karrenbauer won by just 25 votes following a nail-biting second round run-off against her main opponent, the multi-millionaire businessman Friedrich Merz. Wiping away tears, Kramp-Karrenbauer said she would accept the post, and thanked the party for its support and trust in her, insisting she would give new impetus to the party as it seeks to claw back the millions of voters it has lost to rightwing populists and the Greens in recent years. “We should harness the...
  • Silence Greets Iran Ballistic Missile Launch

    12/07/2018 6:06:35 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    NY Sun ^ | December 7, 2018 | By BENNY AVNI
    Iran on Saturday launched a ballistic missile that can deliver nukes — and the near-complete silence of the press aside, it’s a big deal. The latest test disclosed, once more, the flaws in the Iranian nuclear deal and the confusion of our European allies, who are alarmed by the mullahs’ behavior but fear losing the deal that enables it. “The Iranian regime has just test-fired a medium range ballistic missile that’s capable of carrying multiple warheads,” Secretary of State Pompeo tweeted Sunday, adding: “This test violates UNSCR 2231” — the United Nations Security Council resolution that made the nuclear deal...
  • Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer: Who is the new leader of Germany's CDU?

    12/07/2018 8:19:14 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | December 7, 2018 | BBC
    Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has been elected leader of Germany's ruling Christian Democrat Union (CDU) party, bringing Angela Merkel's 18 years at the helm to an end. As the party's general secretary, Ms Kramp-Karrenbauer was favourite to take over when Mrs Merkel announced her retirement in October. But she clinched only a narrow victory over Friedrich Merz, a long-time Merkel rival, in a run-off vote in Hamburg, with 51.8% of the vote. Now the head of Germany's largest party, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, 56, could become the next German chancellor.
  • France and Germany tell EU states ‘to take refugees or pay’

    12/07/2018 7:51:11 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 56 replies
    Voice of Europe ^ | 7 December 2018 | none stated
    A new German-Franco document that was presented on Thursday, states that EU countries that refuse to take refugees should pay to escape their responsibility, Reuters reports.The measure is seen as a form of “alternative solidarity” in which EU member states pay into the EU’s budget for developmental projects in Africa.The document aims to prevent renewed conflicts over taking migrants. By paying off their responsibility to take migrants, EU rows with countries that don’t want to take migrants or refugees could be prevented. Among other things, the document does say that a situation should be avoided in which all countries prefer...
  • It Doesn’t Matter Who Replaces Merkel. Germany Is Broken.

    12/07/2018 7:16:35 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 7, 2018 | Oliver Nachtwey
    Talk of succession is in the air. After 18 years, Angela Merkel is stepping down as chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Union, Germany’s main ruling party since 2005. The party’s conference meets this week in Hamburg to decide her replacement. But whoever follows Ms. Merkel — for many, Europe’s de facto leader — will inherit a fractious party and, if Ms. Merkel is unwilling or unable to see out her chancellorship through to 2021, a fragmented country. The stability (and even monotony) associated with German politics under Ms. Merkel appears to be coming to an end. Her looming retirement marks...
  • Famed BBC TV Naturist Deranged Fearmongering at UN Conf.

    12/07/2018 12:28:48 AM PST · by rocknotsand · 24 replies
    David Attenborough’s climate change fearmongering makes him look a fool"by Andrew Bolt column in the Daily Telegraph (Australia) 5 Dec 2018 It’s embarrassing to see Sir David Attenborough make such a fool of himself after decades of brilliant filmmaking. Organisers of this week’s United Nations’ global warming conference, in Poland, asked the documentary superstar to make a speech that would wake the dead. And he gave it his best shot, trying to sound like an Old Testament prophet but so overdoing the fearmongering that he seemed deranged. “Right now, we are facing a man-made disaster of global scale,” he thundered....
  • Trump hosts Holocaust survivors at White House Hanukkah reception

    12/06/2018 4:58:43 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 6, 2018 | Dave Boyer
    President Trump marked Hanukkah Thursday evening at a White House reception that included eight survivors of the Holocaust. In an East Room event, Mr. Trump recalled the fatal mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in October, calling it a “sinister anti-Semitic attack.” “In the aftermath of that wicked assault, we reaffirmed our solemn duty to confront anti-Semitism everywhere it occurs,” the president said. “We must stamp out this vile hatred from the world.” The president then introduced eight Holocaust survivors, calling the era “history’s darkest hour.” He told the survivors that they inspire the world with their courage,...
  • US envoy hints at UN enforcement of no-fly zone in Syria like ‘90s in Iraq

    12/05/2018 5:55:27 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    Rudaw ^ | yesterday at 11:47 | none stated
    ERBIL — US Special Representative for Syria Engagement James Jeffrey urged other countries to share a larger burden in facilitating the conditions for peace in Syria, while floating the idea of the United Nations enforcing a no-fly zone for parts of Syria. "Remember we were present not in northern Iraq but over northern Iraq in Operation Northern Watch for 13 years. That can be a UN force," he said on Tuesday, referring to the joint US-UK-Turkey no-fly zone in the late 1990s that protected Kurdish areas from the air force of Saddam Hussein. Jeffrey briefed reporters in Washington, D.C., after...
  • Theresa May's government found in contempt of Parliament

    12/04/2018 11:40:03 AM PST · by george76 · 47 replies
    Axios ^ | 12/4/2018
    British Prime Minister Theresa May's government has been found in contempt of Parliament for the first time in history in a 311-293 vote in the House of Commons after a refusal to publish its full legal analysis on Brexit. Andrea Leadsom, leader of the Commons, announced immediately after the vote that the government would publish the complete document.
  • Albert Einstein's 'God' letter goes on auction

    12/04/2018 1:51:13 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 25 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | Dec 4, 2018
    A letter written in German by Albert Einstein in 1954 is going under the gavel on Tuesday. Experts at Christie's auction house in New York estimate the so-called "God letter" could sell for up to $1.5 million (€1.3 million). "This remarkably candid, private letter was written a year before Einstein's death and remains the most fully articulated expression of his religious and philosophical views," said Christie's in a statement. The missive is referred to as the "God letter" because it addresses how Einstein felt about the characterization of God and Judaism in a then-recently published book on the subject by...
  • Muslim Migrants Terrorize a Sleepy German College Town: One Syrian rapist, 29 crimes.

    12/04/2018 7:20:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 12/04/2018 | 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. 29. That’s how many crimes one single Syrian migrant had allegedly committed since entering Germany four years ago. He had already been wanted for drug trafficking and had been investigated for a rape last year. And then he struck again, this time in a case that has once again torn apart a sleepy college town. Freiburg is a German city of 226,000 people. Foreigners make up 36,800 or 16% of the population. Of the foreigners...
  • 80 years after Kristallnacht, German president lights massive Hanukkah menorah

    12/03/2018 11:57:30 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | Dec 3, 2018 | Toby Axelrod
    Eighty years after Kristallnacht, the “Night of Broken Glass,” in which Nazis terrorized Jews throughout Germany and Austria, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier was lifted in a cherry picker crane alongside Berlin community Rabbi Yehudah Teichtal to kindle what is billed as the Europe’s largest Hanukkah menorah, located at the iconic Brandenburg Gate. Thanks to a misty rain, the first night of Hanukkah was especially sparkly in Berlin this year. Raindrops settled upon several hundred onlookers gathered for the 15th annual candle-lighting ceremony, refracting the lights of Berlin’s giant Christmas tree and the illuminated 18th-century monument, just east of where the...
  • James Lewis: The EU Reich versus Britain

    12/03/2018 3:15:16 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | James Lewis
    Europe has a neurotic compulsion to repeat the past. This is bad news, because nobody wants to repeat five (count 'em!) East-West wars exploding out of Europe over the last two centuries. But – the E.U. now has a better idea. It wants European nations to surrender to the German-French axis without a shot being fired. "Countries must give up their sovereignty and join the one-world government," German chancellor Angela Merkel remarked generously the other day. The E.U. Times, of all places, remarked that "[n]o, this isn't something Adolf Hitler said many years ago." Everybody in that part of the...
  • Watch – Pat Buchanan: ‘Trend Worldwide’ is National Sovereignty, Not Bush’s ‘New World Order’

    Populist conservative author and columnist Pat Buchanan says the “trend worldwide” is toward President Trump’s worldview of national sovereignty and away from the Bush dynasty’s desired “New World Order.”
  • Merkel Protege Suggests Blockade of Russian Ships Over Ukraine Crisis

    11/30/2018 10:39:22 AM PST · by amorphous · 18 replies
    U.S.News ^ | Nov 30, 2018 | By Andreas Rinke and Paul Carrel
    BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union and the United States should consider banning from their ports Russian ships originating from the Sea of Azov after Russia captured three Ukrainian vessels there, German Chancellor Angela Merkel's protege said on Friday. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, who is leading the race to succeed Merkel as leader of her ruling conservatives, also said Germany must be ready to take more responsibility in foreign policy and to spend more on defense. Russia seized the Ukrainian vessels and their crews on Sunday near Crimea, the Ukrainian region which Moscow annexed in 2014, over what it said was their...