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  • Mexican President Doubles Down on Comparison of Trump to Hitler and Mussolini

    06/29/2016 6:13:38 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 46 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In March of this year, Mexican President Enrique Peńa Nieto compared Donald Trump to Hitler and Mussolini. At the time, Peńa Nieto said that Trump’s rhetoric was “the way that Mussolini arrived and the way Hitler arrived.” At a press conference today with President Obama and Canadian President Trudeau, Peńa Nieto was asked if he stood by those remarks. Peńa Nieto wordily replied that over decades, the world has made tremendous economic progress, but that “some” want to destroy what has been built. That is what Hitler and Mussolini did, said Peńa Nieto. In concluding, Peńa Nieto said “that was...
  • [Scottish PM] Nicola Sturgeon snubbed by EU member states including Germany

    06/29/2016 1:53:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 29 June 2016 • 10:41AM | Simon Johnson
    Nicola Sturgeon will now meet Jean-Claude Juncker during her visit to Brussels today to discuss Scotland keeping its EU status, but she suffered another major blow after receiving short shrift from Germany. […] It also emerged today that a series of member state governments have indicated they will not hold direct talks with the SNP about protecting Scotland’s status in the EU. The German government told the Glasgow Herald this was an “internal” British issue and declined to comment further when asked if it would engage directly with the Scottish Government. …
  • There's no way back for Britain, says 'sad' Merkel

    06/29/2016 12:51:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 29 Jun 2016 08:46 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Chancellor Angela Merkel said at the EU summit in Brussels late on Tuesday that she didn’t see any way that the British decision to leave the EU could be reversed. “I don’t see a way to turn it round. This isn’t the time for wishful thinking,” said Merkel. The possibility of avoiding a Brexit was not even raised at the summit, the Chancellor claimed. “The referendum is a clear reality.” […] When EU leaders next meet in September, only 27 will be there, with Britain already shut out. “That is a good next step,” said Merkel. …
  • British business owner in Germany: why I support Brexit

    06/29/2016 12:44:02 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 12 replies
    thelocal.de ^ | 28 Jun 2016 17:35 GMT+02:00 | Emma Anderson
    British business owner in Germany: why I support Brexit Published: 28 Jun 2016 17:35 GMT+02:00 Updated: 28 Jun 2016 17:35 GMT+02:00 Scottish business owner Alexander McWhinney tells The Local why he supported the vote for a Brexit despite being an expat - much to the surprise of employees at his stores in the Rhineland. McWhinney has lived in Germany for 30 years. He now owns three stores under his brand The English Shop, starting with his flagship in Cologne. He’s the kind of person who has enjoyed many of the benefits of the EU: the ability to move and work...
  • EU spells out conditions for single market access to Britain

    06/29/2016 12:06:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 79 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 29, 2016 2:38 PM EDT | Raf Casert and Geir Moulson
    European Union leaders drew a stark line along the British Channel on Wednesday, telling the U.K. that it cannot keep valuable business links with its former continental partners in a seamless single EU market, if it doesn’t also accept European workers. The challenge cuts to the heart of the British vote to leave the bloc following a virulent campaign where migration from poorer EU countries was a key concern. It also sets the scene for the complex departure negotiations facing departing Prime Minister David Cameron’s successor, for which nominations opened in London Wednesday. Meeting for the first time without the...
  • Sanders worries Trump is benefiting politically from Brexit

    06/29/2016 10:55:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 29, 2016 7:14 AM EDT
    Sen. Bernie Sanders is arguing that “the global economy is not working for the majority of people in our country and the world.” Sanders, who hasn’t yet abandoned his presidential campaign, writes in a New York Times op-ed Wednesday that Republican Donald Trump “could benefit from the same forces” that led Britain to vote to leave the European Union. He says that any political advantage flowing to Trump from this market-moving vote “should sound an alarm for the Democratic Party.” …
  • Trump gets rock-bottom ratings in international survey

    06/29/2016 7:11:35 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 100 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 29, 2016 | Matthew Pennington
    A new multi-nation survey finds that confidence in Donald Trump's ability to manage foreign policy should he become U.S. president is rock-bottom in a host of countries in Europe and Asia.
  • Trump gets it right on Jerusalem

    06/29/2016 7:11:44 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | Jason Greenblatt
    It seems to be a regular feature of the U.S presidential election cycle: Candidates from both parties solemnly pledge to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, only to sidestep the issue upon taking office. Shouldn't the selection of a capital city rest solely with the people of the country who reside there? Donald Trump believes it should. As president, he would recognize the right of the Israeli people to choose their capital city (a choice, incidentally, that has remained unchanged throughout 3,500 years of uninterrupted Jewish presence in Israel). That choice is Jerusalem. Ever since King David established Jerusalem as the...
  • Istanbul airport attacks: 28 killed, 60 wounded in suicide attacks at Ataturk airport in Turkey

    06/28/2016 2:19:42 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 44 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ ^ | 28 JUNE 2016 | David Lawler
    Istanbul governor: 28 killed and 60 wounded We have just received an update on the casualties from the attack from Istanbul's governor. At least 28 people have died, with approximately 60 more wounded.
  • Merkel: Britain can’t cherry-pick Brexit terms

    06/28/2016 2:53:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 115 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 28 Jun 2016 16:25 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday that the EU could survive a Brexit and warned Britain the union would not tolerate “cherry-picking” in upcoming negotiations on their future relations. “The EU is strong enough to withstand Britain’s withdrawal,” she told the German parliament ahead of a crisis summit of the 28 member states in Brussels. […] “We will ensure there are no negotiations based on the principle of cherry-picking,” she said to applause. “There must be and will be a noticeable difference between whether a country wants to be a member of the European Union family or not.” She added:...
  • Germany seeks UN Security Council seat again

    06/28/2016 1:54:03 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 41 replies
    In a foreign policy speech in Hamburg on Monday, Steinmeier announced that Germany would campaign for a non-permanent seat in 2019 and 2020. The country last held a Security Council seat from 2011 to 2012. Diplomats will seek support for Germany's candidacy before an election is held in mid 2018. Germany's application would require approval from at least two thirds of the 193 states in the UN General Assembly to be successful.
  • Iranians are angry about big bonuses paid to bureaucrats

    06/27/2016 8:46:55 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | June 27, 2016 | Parham Pourparsa & Tse Yin Lee
    How much can you earn working for the Iranian state? That question is trending online in Iran, after the payslips of several employees were leaked online and published by several media outlets. They showed not just inflated salaries, but what appear to be bonuses, interest-free loans and significant overtime payments. In one instance, a bank manager at a state bank was shown to have received Ł50,000 in one month. By contrast, other public servants - including those who identified themselves as teachers, nurses and journalists - have published monthly payslips showing some of them are paid much more modest salaries...
  • Reporter Interviews 160+ in France’s Largest Refugee Camp; You Won’t Believe What She Found

    06/27/2016 6:43:25 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 24 replies
    allenbwest.com ^ | June 26, 2016 | Matt Palumbo
    Who thought trying to find a Syrian refugee in a refugee camp would be like finding a needle in a haystack? Rebel Media reporter Lauren Southern visited the Calais Jungle, a large refugee camp generally inhabited by those trying to eventually immigrate illegally to the UK. When the debate over Syrian refugees began in America, our main concern was that terrorists would slip through the cracks. For Europe, they’re finding non-Syrian “refugees” are slipping through. And contrary to the narrative Barack Obama created, that those opposed to refugee resettlement were afraid of “women and children,” there really weren’t many women...
  • House Benghazi report slams administration response to attacks

    06/28/2016 9:15:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | June 28, 2016
    A damning report authored by the Republican-led House committee probing the Benghazi terror attacks faulted the Obama administration for a range of missteps before, during and after the fatal 2012 attacks – saying top administration officials huddled to craft their public response while military assets waited hours to deploy to Libya. The report released Tuesday pointedly blamed a “rusty bureaucratic process” for the slow-moving response the night of the attack. The report said despite orders from President Obama and then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to deploy, the first military force did not do so until more than 13 hours after the...
  • Nigel Farage jeered and booed as he tells MEPs they are 'in denial' over Brexit

    06/28/2016 6:31:25 AM PDT · by ThomasMore · 35 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 06/28/2016 | By Michael Wilkinson
    Ukip leader Nigel Farage was jeered by the European Parliament after he told MEPs that they were "in denial" about Brexit and that they had "never had a proper job before". His astonishing speech at a special meeting of the European Parliament today ended with boos echoing through the Brussels chamber. Mr Farage used his speech to declare that Brexit was "a beacon of hope" to other member states but he also infuriated MEPs when he said: "Now, I know that virtually none of you have ever done a proper job in your lives or worked in business or worked...
  • Nigel Farage claims it is a tight victory for Brexit (Farage Victory Statement)

    06/23/2016 9:29:34 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 52 replies
    You Tube ^ | 6/24/2016 | RobinHoodUKIP
    (at :20) NIGEL FARAGE-UNITED KINGDOM INDEPENDENCE PARTY LEADER: "Ladies and gentlemen, there's a dream that the dawn is breaking on an independent United Kingdom (Cheers) This is, this is all if the predictions now are right, this will be a victory for real people, a victory for ordinary people, a victory for decent people.. (CHEERS) We have fought, we have fought against the multinationals, we have fought against the great merchant banks, we have fought against big politics, we fought against lies, corruption and deceit and today, honesty, decency and belief in nation I think now is going to win....(CHEERS,...
  • Exclusive-Farage Tells Breitbart:"Obama Visit Caused Brexit Bounce",Swayed Vote In(Shortened)

    06/24/2016 3:38:30 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | Breitbart London
    UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage told Breitbart that the visit by President Obama, where he threatened to send Britain to the “back of the queue” if the public voted to leave the European Union (EU), backfired and caused a “Brexit Bounce”, swaying Britons to vote for Brexit.
  • Triumph for 'Brexiteer' Nigel Farage, British scourge of the EU

    06/24/2016 7:15:58 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 62 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 24 Jun 2016 | Estelle Shirbon
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's vote to leave the European Union is a triumph for Nigel Farage, the abrasive anti-immigration politician who tapped into a deep well of popular anger that rivals failed to understand. On a night that seemed to start badly for the leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), with the last opinion polls predicting defeat for the Leave camp in Thursday's referendum, Farage said at first it looked like Remain would win. But it ended with victory for him and on Friday morning he declared jubilantly that the vote for a British exit from the EU, or...
  • Labour crisis: Jeremy Corbyn refuses to resign after losing confidence of 172 MPs (trunc)

    06/28/2016 9:23:06 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 10 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 6/27/2016 | Michale Wilkinson
    Jeremy Corbyn has lost a vote of no confidence in his leadership (172 votes to 40) but is expected to battle on to force a contest in which Angela Eagle or Tom Watson is likely to be the rival candidate.
  • Brexit Stuns the Globalists

    06/28/2016 9:27:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Britain's decision to "leave" the European Union (EU) ended the career of Prime Minister David Cameron, who had campaigned hard to "remain" in that supranational body of unelected bureaucrats. Small-c conservatives in Cameron's own Conservative Party rebelled against the liberals and globalists who dominate both major parties over there. Sound familiar? Everyone agrees that Donald Trump is the big winner of the vote. As the New York Times conceded, the "leave" voters are "eerily similar to Donald Trump's followers, motivated by many of the same frustrations and angers." Trump, who just happened to land in Britain as the results were...
  • Farage tells EU Parliament: 'You're not laughing now' [video]

    06/28/2016 6:10:50 AM PDT · by Labour-Watch · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 06/28/2016 | BBC Video
    Nigel Farage has told a session of the European Parliament that "the little people" had rejected "big politics" in order "to get their country back".
  • Why the Left Hates Referendums

    06/28/2016 5:20:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Dennis Prager
    One of the common laments of leftist commentators in Europe and America concerning Brexit is that holding referendums is a bad idea. The most frequently expressed example is the contempt in which the left holds British Prime Minister David Cameron for having suggested the referendum in the first place. But why would the left hate referendums? Doesn't it claim to represent "the people"? Isn't "power to the people" one of the most popular sayings of the left? Isn't the American left trying to abolish the Electoral College precisely because it isn't directly representative of "the people's" will? One would imagine,...
  • European 'superstate' suggested as Brexit solution

    06/28/2016 5:00:00 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 38 replies
    WND ^ | Bob Unruh
    The nearly 50-year-old union reached no level of stabilization over the weekend and on Monday, the Express reported “the foreign ministers of France and Germany” were revealing “a blueprint to effectively do away with individual member states.” The report said, “Under the radical proposals E.U. countries will lose the right to have their own army, criminal law, taxation system or central bank, with all those powers being transferred to Brussels.” The report said the plot “has sparked fury and panic in Poland … after being leaked to Polish news channel TVP Info.” The report said Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski...
  • Soros: ‘Brexit’ Vote Must Be Overturned Or the European Union Is ‘Doomed’

    06/28/2016 7:46:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 81 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 28, 2016 | Virginia Hale
    The Hungarian-American open borders advocate and billionaire George Soros has declared ‘Brexit’ could easily be overturned and that the European Union (EU) must then be “remade”, with power transferred from national governments to EU bodies. Speaking on a wide range of topics, the billionaire stated that popular “illiberal democracies” like Hungary must be remodeled, on “European values”.
  • History Predicts How Bad The Post-Brexit Market Volatility Will Get

    06/28/2016 4:27:45 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 44 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | June 272, 2016 | PAUL KATZEFF
    How long will the Brexit meltdown continue? How far will the market fall? It's impossible to say for sure, of course. But if history is any guide, then you should expect about a month of market weakness and nearly an 11% decline before the next upturn. WPERS_01_062716This could help guide any post-Brexit investment moves you're weighing. Friday's 3.6% tumble in the market -- measured by the S&P 500 -- jibed closely with the 3.5% average first-day market decline sparked by all sorts of shocking stock market news since World War II. That includes bombings and assassinations, according to a Monday...
  • 94-year-old Nazi appeals sentence

    06/28/2016 7:19:37 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 63 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/6/16 | Nissan Tzur
    Following the sentencing of 94-year-old Reinhold Hanning to 5 years in prison for his part in the murder of 170,000 Jews in the Holocaust, his lawyers have announced that they will appeal the sentence. The prosecution, representing Holocaust victims, will also appeal the leniency of the sentence. Hanning was convicted 10 days ago by a court in Detmold, Germany, for aiding the murder of 170,000 inmates at Aushwitz-Birkenau. The judges in the case found that Hanning worked as a guard in the German extermination camp on Polish soil in the years 1941-1944, while being involved in the deaths of 170,000...
  • German minimum wage going up 4 percent in 2017

    06/28/2016 6:36:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 28, 2016 8:55 AM EDT | `
    Germany’s minimum wage will go up by four percent next year, to €8.84 ($9.79) per hour. […] The German DPA news agency reports that the head of the independent commission tasked with setting the minimum wage, Jan Zilius, said Tuesday the rise is in line with recent wage agreements in various sectors. …
  • Brexit Earthquake Hits Britain

    06/28/2016 5:34:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Michael Barone
    Earthquakes seldom hit the British Isles. But one did late Thursday night and early Friday morning, as the constituency returns started pouring in on the referendum to decide whether the United Kingdom would remain in or leave the European Union. Most polls had shown a small margin for remain, and betting markets made it an odds-on favorite. Hedge funds went long on the assumption "Remain" would win. It had the support, after all, of Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron, the leftist Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Bank of England President Mark Carney and the financial leaders of the City of London....
  • Ratings agencies rip into UK's credit score after Brexit vote

    06/27/2016 6:49:17 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 39 replies
    Rooters ^ | 6-27-16 | Andy Bruce
    Britain suffered further blows to its economic standing on Monday as two top ratings agencies downgraded its sovereign credit score, judging last week's vote to leave the European Union would hurt its economy. Standard & Poor's stripped Britain of its last remaining top-notch credit rating, dropping it by two grades from "AAA" to "AA" and warning more downgrades could follow. Fitch Ratings also downgraded its ranking for Britain's creditworthiness by one notch, and similarly said more cuts could follow. The ratings agencies effectively added a rubber stamp to the market's view of the Brexit vote, as sterling tanked to a...
  • Kremlin compares Brexit to Soviet Union fall

    06/27/2016 2:20:02 PM PDT · by McGruff · 25 replies
    Ukraine Today ^ | June 27, 2016
    Moscow compares an uncertainty following Britain's referendum on its exit from the E.U. to the Soviet Union collapse. Dmitry Peskov, Russian President Putin's spokesman, stated this on June 27, UNIAN news agency reports. He adds that Moscow supports the idea of reviving good ties between his country and the U.K.
  • European SUPERSTATE to be unveiled: EU nations 'to be morphed into one' post-Brexit

    06/27/2016 11:35:08 AM PDT · by Old Teufel Hunden · 166 replies
    Express ^ | 6/27/2016 | Nick Gutteridge
    The foreign ministers of France and Germany are due to reveal a blueprint to effectively do away with individual member states in what is being described as an “ultimatum”. Under the radical proposals EU countries will lose the right to have their own army, criminal law, taxation system or central bank, with all those powers being transferred to Brussels. Related articles Fury over plans for European-wide ‘tax harmonisation’ How the unelected bureaucrats in Brussels seized the power Controversially member states would also lose what few controls they have left over their own borders, including the procedure for admitting and relocating...
  • Sir Richard Branson calls for 'second look' at EU referendum [Elitist Hates the People]

    06/27/2016 7:35:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Sir Richard Branson has called on Parliament to take a second look at the EU referendum. He believes the Leave vote has "opened a Pandora's Box of negative consequences" for Britain, fed on "false promises" by Brexiteers.
  • Zakaria: Journalists Are ‘Better Educated’, ‘More Comfortable With Diversity’ Than Ordinary People

    06/27/2016 7:27:33 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 27, 2016 | by BREITBART LONDON
    From Mediaite: CNN’s Fareed Zakaria spoke with Brian Stelter on Reliable Sources today about whether the media being too “elite” was a problem in how it missed the Brexit outcome so badly. Zakaria acknowledged that journalists tend to be “better-educated,’ “comfortable with diversity,” more liberal, and “probably less sensitive to the concerns” of average Britons who supported the Brexit. However, he said, the pro-Brexit campaign was “entirely using emotion, conjuring horror stories” about immigrants and the like, aided on by the British tabloids––which Zakaria referred to as “basically their Fox News.” Zakaria argued that “the media does have a bias...
  • Germany and France urge deeper EU 'political union'

    06/27/2016 7:47:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 27 Jun 2016 14:37 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    The foreign ministers of Germany and France on Monday called for ambitious steps to strengthen the European Union after Britain’s shock vote to leave the bloc. “We will… take further steps toward a political union in Europe, and we invite the other European states to join us in this endeavor,” Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Jean-Marc Ayrault wrote in a joint position paper. The top diplomats of the two core EU founding members and biggest economies said that “Germany and France have a responsibility to strengthen solidarity and cohesion within the European Union”. But they also signaled a willingness to accept a...
  • EU must stop others following Britain out of the door, Merkel warns amid market fears bloc is [tr]

    06/27/2016 6:37:00 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 21 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 27, 2016 | Julian Robinson and Associated Press
    EU must stop others following Britain out of the door, Merkel warns amid market fears bloc is 'no longer governable' after Brexit Angela Merkel has said the EU needs to stop other countries following Britain out of the door amid market fears that the bloc is 'no longer governable' after Brexit. The German Chancellor told her conservative party board in a conference call that it was necessary to prevent other European Union members going down the same path as Britain. Merkel is also said to have revealed that international financial markets are concerned the EU is 'no longer governable' in...
  • Islam is the problem. (Boris Johnson - likely new leader of Brexit Britain)

    06/27/2016 4:27:05 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 26 replies
    The spectator ^ | 16 July 2005 | BORIS JOHNSON
    We — non-Muslims — cannot solve the problem; we cannot brainwash them out of their fundamentalist beliefs. The Islamicists last week horribly and irrefutably asserted the supreme importance of that faith, overriding all worldly considerations, and it will take a huge effort of courage and skill to win round the many thousands of British Muslims who are in a similar state of alienation, and to make them see that their faith must be compatible with British values and with loyalty to Britain. That means disposing of the first taboo, and accepting that the problem is Islam. Islam is the problem....
  • I cannot stress too much that Britain is part of Europe – and always will be

    06/27/2016 3:53:28 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 28 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 26 JUNE 2016 • 10:00PM | BORIS JOHNSON
    I believe that millions of people who voted Leave were also inspired by the belief that Britain is a great country, and that outside the job-destroying coils of EU bureaucracy we can survive and thrive as never before. I think that they are right in their analysis, and right in their choice. And yet we who agreed with this majority verdict must accept that it was not entirely overwhelming. There were more than 16 million who wanted to remain. They are our neighbours, brothers and sisters who did what they passionately believe was right. In a democracy majorities may decide...
  • Civil Uprising Escalates As 8th EU Nation Threatens Referendum

    06/27/2016 4:35:08 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 06/2/16 | Tyler Durden
    It appears, just as we warned, that Brexit was indeed the first of many dominoes. Even before the Brexit result, a poll by Ipsos Mori showed that the majority of people in France and Italy want to at least have a referendum on leaving: Meanwhile, over 40% of Swedes, Poles, and Belgians are in the same boat. But now, as Martin Armstrong notes, Brussels simply went too far. They cross the line moving from an economic union to a political subordination of Europe. Now eight more countries want to hold referendums to exit the EU – France, Holland, Italy, Austria,...
  • The PBOC just fixed the yuan at its weakest level since December 2010

    06/26/2016 6:28:37 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 9 replies
    The People’s Bank of China have set the USD/CNY fixing for Monday at 6.6375, some 0.9% weaker than Friday’s fixing level of 6.5776. The figure, well above Friday’s close of 6.6150, was the weakest fixing level seen since December 2010.
  • Brexit remorse? UK lawmaker calls for Parliament to ignore EU referendum as millions call for...

    06/25/2016 2:55:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    Fox news ^ | June 25, 2016
    <p>The aftershocks of Thursday's referendum on British membership in the European Union continued to reverberate Saturday, as more than 2 million people signed an online petition calling for a second vote and one lawmaker said Parliament should overturn the result.</p>
  • Labour MP Demands Parliament Ignore ‘Madness’ Brexit Vote

    06/26/2016 5:52:38 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 54 replies
    AP via Breitbart ^ | 06/26/16 | Breitbart London
    A British opposition lawmaker says Parliament should stop the “madness” Iand overturn the result of a referendum calling for Britain to leave the European Union. Labour legislator David Lammy says Thursday’s national vote was non-binding and “our sovereign Parliament needs to now vote on whether we should quit the EU.” David Lammy ‏@DavidLammy 21h21 hours ago Wake up. We do not have to do this. We can stop this madness through a vote in Parliament. My statement below 16,725 retweets 15,684 likes              
  • Political novice wins Iceland presidency with 39 percent

    06/26/2016 9:02:01 AM PDT · by Mariner · 14 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | June 26th, 2016 | Haukur Holm
    Reykjavik (AFP) - History professor Gudni Johannesson won Iceland's presidential election after riding a wave of anti-establishment sentiment, final results showed Sunday, although the vote was eclipsed by the country's eagerly-anticipated Euro football match. The political newcomer, who won with 39.1 percent of votes, was trailed by businesswoman Halla Tomasdottir, also without party affiliation, who took 29.4 percent, according to results announced on public television channel RUV. Johannesson only decided to run for the presidency after the so-called Panama Papers leak in April which detailed offshore accounts and implicated several senior Icelandic politicians, including the prime minister who was forced...
  • Ankara's "Economic Miracle" Collapses Changes in Turkey

    12/22/2011 9:50:34 AM PST · by bayouranger · 10 replies
    meforum.org ^ | 12-21-11 | David P. Goldman
    Turkey's high-flying economy, which expanded at a 10 percent annual rate of gross domestic product growth during the first half of 2011,[1] will crash-land in 2012. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan's "economic miracle," to use the Daily Telegraph's admiring words,[2] depended on a 40 percent annual rate of bank credit expansion, which in turn produced a balance of payments deficit as wide as that of southern Europe's crisis countries. Markets have already anticipated a sudden turnaround in the Turkish economy. The Turkish lira (TRY) fell by a quarter between November 2010 and September 2011, making it the world's worst performing...
  • Turkey signs deal with Turkish Cyprus on gas exploration, expands sea borders

    09/27/2011 8:08:19 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    National Turk ^ | Thursday, September 22, 2011 | unattributed
    Turkey and Turkish Cyprus signed a deal on Wednesday in New York to establish a ground for offshore gas exploration in a move set to escalate the already high regional tensions over Mediterranean energy reserves and border issues. On Tuesday, the Greek Cypriot administration confirmed that drilling had begun in a southeastern offshore block, adjoining a gas field in Israeli waters reputed to be the world's largest gas reserves find of the past decade. With the latest agreement the ethnic Turkish northern half of Cyprus, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, marked its marine borders with Turkey and will issue licenses...
  • Russia Sends Nuclear Submarines To Patrol Cyprus (Turkey) Waters - Report

    09/18/2011 8:35:13 AM PDT · by Fennie · 14 replies
    Cyprus News Report ^ | August 25, 2011 | Sarah Fenwick
    Russia has sent two nuclear-powered submarines to patrol Eastern Mediterranean waters around Cyprus and enforce the island's right to explore for undersea oil and gas in its territorial seas, according to information from Defencenet.gr, citing a Russian FM spokesman.
  • Turkish PM says Syrian leader overshadowed his legitimacy

    09/12/2011 5:30:18 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    World Bulletin Net ^ | Monday, September 12, 2011 | unattributed
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad overshadowed his legitimacy. In a televised interview with the Al-Jazeera, Prime Minister Erdogan said, "when we came to the political power nine years ago, there was a 30-year resentment between Turkey and Syria. We made great efforts to improve relations with Syria with which we share 910 kilometres of border. We always proposed al-Assad to release political prisoners, make constitutional amendments and start multiparty system. Unfortunately, none of these reforms were made. I paid a visit to Aleppo earlier this year. I told al-Assad that we were...
  • Turkish Prime Minister: Israel's Attack on the Mavi Marmara Constitutes a Casus Belli, there...

    09/12/2011 2:25:04 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 12 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | September11, 2011 | Al-Jazeera TV (Qatar)
    Following are excerpts from an interview with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan, which aired on the Al-Jazeera network on September 11, 2011. Recep Tayyip ErdoÄźan: The measures we have taken are only the beginning. As you know, we have taken five measures, and we will see the results of these measures in the days, weeks, and perhaps months to come. Israel must realize that it is accountable for its actions, past and present. It will realize this. We have seen that Israel has never observed any of the resolutions issued by the UN General Assembly or Security Council. Israel...
  • Where Goes the U.S.-Turkish Relationship?

    12/08/2004 7:23:08 AM PST · by stevejackson · 29 replies · 1,248+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | 12/8/2004 | Soner Cagaptay
    Throughout the 1990s, Turkish foreign policy analysts had an easy job. After all, Turkish foreign policy was predictable. Ankara cooperated enthusiastically with Washington, whether in the Middle East or in the Balkans. Turkey aligned itself with Israel and kept at arms length from Middle Eastern neighbors such as Syria and Iran. In Europe, Ankara traded heavily with the European Union (EU) but did not allow the EU to dictate foreign policy. The European Union's frequent allegations and criticism of human rights abuses in Turkey, especially with regard to Turkey's fight against Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK, Partiya Karkaren Kurdistan) terrorists, soured...
  • EU to reward Turks after Cyprus vote

    04/26/2004 5:42:16 AM PDT · by a_Turk · 70 replies · 537+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/26/2004 | Sebastian Alison
    LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Voicing exasperation at Greek Cypriots for rejecting a U.N. plan to reunite their island, the European Union is looking for ways to reward the minority Turkish Cypriots for backing the plan. EU foreign ministers vented their frustration at Saturday's split referendum result as they arrived in Luxembourg on Monday for their last meeting before the bloc enlarges to admit 10 new members -- including a still divided Cyprus -- next Saturday. "We're all profoundly disappointed that this historic opportunity has been lost," EU External Relations Commissioner Chris Patten told reporters. "I don't think the leadership of the...
  • Attempted Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in Cyprus

    11/26/2001 10:55:04 AM PST · by Turk2 · 8 replies · 941+ views
    ATAA ^ | Michael Stephen
    Attempted Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in Cyprus&#9; By Michael Stephen, former British Parliamentarian (1992-97) The assertion by Mr. Christides (May 10, 1999) that there was no ethnic cleansing or attempted genocide of Turkish Cypriots by Greek Cypriots is ridiculous. Until influential Greek Cypriots come to terms with the appalling behavior of their community toward the smaller Turkish Cypriot community and stop trying to persuade themselves and the world that each side was as much to blame as the other, there will be no reconciliation in Cyprus. What did George Ball and Sir Alec Douglas say about the intentions of ...