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  • Germany divided on Merkel's 'open door' policy with migrants

    08/29/2015 5:27:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    In order for the refugee burden to be shared evenly throughout the EU, Merkel supports the imposition of mandatory quotas to ensure that each member state is admitting its fair share of migrants. However, attempts to adopt this as EU policy have met stiff resistance among the more pragmatic European leaders. ... The final destination is Germany for many of these men, women and children. Official forecasts from Berlin have at least 800,000 asylum seekers arriving this year alone, causing much concern among Germans worried about their country’s ability to digest that many new arrivals. Domestic opposition to Merkel’s migration...
  • Forgotten Facts About Smoot-Hawley for the Stimulus Package Buy American Crowd

    02/05/2009 11:36:21 AM PST · by frithguild · 44 replies · 1,126+ views
    2/5/2009 | frithguild
    The Republican Party of the 1920's swept into power during a financial crisis. Errors in the Fed’s monetary policy in 1919 in kept rates too low to benefit the sale of Victory bonds. The Fed then tightened excessively due to inflation, creating a financial shock and depression from 1920 to 1921. At that time, the Republican Party viewed increasing tariffs as good policy. Thus, during the sixty seventh Congress, the Emergency Tariff Act of 1921 was passed as a temporary measure until a more comprehensive measure could be drafted. Ultimately, Fordney-McCumber passed in 1922, imposing an ad valorem rate of...
  • Mass immigration will DESTROY Britain if we don't act now, blasts DOUGLAS MURRAY ( United Kingdom )

    08/28/2015 6:36:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Daily Express ^ | Aug 28, 2015 | Douglas Murray
    IT IS now four years since David Cameron promised to reduce immigration into the UK from the hundreds of thousands to “tens of thousands” a year. “No ifs, no buts”, was what the Prime Minister said. But the latest official figures, out yesterday, show he is nowhere near to fulfilling that promise. In fact in the last year immigration into our country reached record highs with net migration reaching a 10-year peak at 330,000 in the year up to March. Thirteen per cent of people in this country now were born abroad. ... the need to speak out has never...
  • Law of Unintended Consequences: New EU Tax Laws Force Thousands of Businesses to Close

    08/28/2015 11:09:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 28 Aug 2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Law of Unintended Consequences: New EU Tax Laws Force Thousands of Businesses to Close in Just Six Months { Full title ]. New European Union tax rules introduced in January have already driven thousands of small companies out of business, with thousands more set to follow as awareness of the change in the VAT law grows. Research has shown that incompetence on the part of collecting agencies has further added misery to the situation. After an eight-year consultation which excluded the voices of micro-businesses, the EU introduced new rules on VAT returns at the beginning of this year, which required...
  • The walls Europe is building to keep people out

    08/28/2015 10:19:20 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | By Adam Taylor
    After the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, for a while it seemed like border fences and barriers were a thing of the past in Europe. Many on the continent hoped for a new era of integration and receptivity. It didn't happen. Instead, a variety of pressures have led Europe to adopt wall-building projects that would make Donald Trump proud. Right now, in Hungary, for example, the government is rushing to complete a 109-mile-long barbed wire border fence along its southern frontier with Serbia – a project made bitterly ironic by Hungary's 1989 decision to cut its border fence with Austria...
  • Vanity-1973 Book Predicted Downfall of West Through Immigration

    The Camp of the Saints (Le Camp des Saints) is a 1973 French apocalyptic novel by Jean Raspail. The novel depicts a hypothetical setting whereby Third World mass immigration to France and the West leads to the destruction of Western civilization. Almost forty years after publication the book returned to the bestseller list in 2011. Granted the countries of orgin might be a little different but it is quite prescient for something written over 40 years ago.
  • U.S. and UK Politics Are Mirror Images

    08/27/2015 9:54:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Cal Thomas
    LONDON -- It's remarkable how often British and American politics resemble each other; often only the accents differ. Following a disastrous defeat at the hands of Prime Minister David Cameron's Tories, the Labour Party appears ready to elect as its next leader one Jeremy Corbyn, a hardcore leftist, self-described socialist and member of Parliament, who recently compared ISIS to the U.S. military and has called the terrorist group Hamas a "friend." Corbyn also wants to renationalize some British industries and increase taxes on "the rich," who are already paying more than half their earnings in income taxes, as well as...
  • Israel Sends Naval Engineers to Germany to Help in Ship Deal

    08/28/2015 4:29:03 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    HAARETZ ^ | Aug 27, 2015 | Gili Cohen
    The navy has sent engineers to Germany to consult in the construction of ships to protect Israel’s natural gas drilling sites off the Mediterranean coast. In May, the Defense Ministry agreed to buy four ships from Germany to protect the gas platforms, including the Tamar site, which is already in production, and the much larger Leviathan site, which is in development. Germany is expected to deliver the boats, built by ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, within five years. After a German grant, each ship will cost Israel about $90 million, a senior Israeli naval officer told Haaretz. The engineers were sent last...
  • Angela Merkel booed at refugee centre in Germany following far-Right attacks

    08/27/2015 8:53:56 AM PDT · by Mariner · 24 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | August 27th, 2015 | By Justin Huggler in Berlin
    Angela Merkel has vowed “no tolerance” for violent anti-migrant protests that have gripped Germany in recent weeks. The German chancellor called on her countrymen to make a stand against the “shameful and disgusting” protests on Wednesday, as she visited a migrant shelter that has been the scene of some of the worst violence. “There is no tolerance for those people who question the dignity of others, there is no tolerance for those who are not willing to help where legal and human help is required,” Mrs Merkel said. “The more people who make this clear, the stronger we shall be.”...
  • Winds of Change: Germany expects up to 750,000 migrants in 2015 [Psalms 2 - Al Hijrah]

    08/24/2015 1:35:42 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 20 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8/19/2015 | Staff
    See Video: German Islamic Immigration 2015 Germany is Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation (after Russia). It is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. However Germany has a major problem. Germany has the lowest birthrate in Europe, with an average of 1.36 children per woman. Despite government incentives to encourage larger families, the population is dropping rapidly and that trend will continue, with an expected loss of as much as 12 million by 2050. That would mean about a 15 percent drop from the country’s current population of 82.4 million, the German news...
  • Balkan migrants told to stay home, German deportation rates on the up

    08/23/2015 1:51:49 PM PDT · by Mariner · 3 replies
    DPA ^ | August 21, 2015 | By Christiane Jacke
    Berlin (dpa) - Germany, currently inundated with asylum requests, is doing everything it can to dissuade applicants from coming who are not in danger of life and limb. A 4-minute video placed online recently by the interior ministry is an attempt to reduce such bids from the impoverished - but political stable - Balkans. In the video with versions in Macedonian, Albanian, Serbian and Bosnian, these would-be migrants are warned that their chances of staying in Germany are slim to none. Featuring a monotone voice accompanied by grim footage of people being searched by police and placed on a flight...
  • German town braces for more violence over home for asylum seekers

    08/23/2015 1:57:01 PM PDT · by Mariner · 30 replies
    DPA ^ | August 23rd, 2015 | By Doerthe Hein and Joerg Schurig
    Heidenau, Germany (dpa) - The eastern German town of Heidenau was bracing for a possible third night of violence centred around a recently opened home for asylum seekers, a night after two policemen were injured in the latest stand-off. Police spokesman Marko Laske said the goal was to calm the town, which is near Dresden. But locals said they feared violence could resume overnight into Monday, particularly since many demonstrators remain on the loose. Laske said investigations are under way, but police have reported few arrests - not because they lack grounds, but because of a lack of manpower for...
  • Design of Future TKMS Built Saar 6 MEKO A100 Corvettes for Israeli Navy Unveiled

    08/23/2015 4:57:24 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 23 August 2015
    Israeli web portal Walla! recently published an interview with the head of the Israeli Navy's equipment division, Moshe Zana, who provided some details on the SAAR 6 vessel project ordered from Germany. Speaking during the Israel Air Force ceremony on December 25th 2014, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that Israel ordered four new patrol vessels from Germany: "Today, I am pleased to announce that three days ago, we added an important component to our defensive force. We purchased four new Saar vessels from Germany". The Israeli Ministry of Defense completed in May 2015 the negotiations for purchase of four...
  • Refugees tear through police lines at Macedonian border

    08/22/2015 9:44:08 PM PDT · by Mariner · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 22, 2105 | By Fatos Bytyci
    GEVGELIJA, Macedonia (Reuters) - Thousands of migrants stormed across Macedonia's border on Saturday, overwhelming security forces who threw stun grenades and lashed out with batons before apparently abandoning a bid to stem their flow through the Balkans to western Europe. Some had spent days in the open with little or no food or water after Macedonia on Thursday declared a state of emergency and sealed its borders to migrants, many of them refugees from war in Syria and other conflicts in the Middle East. But by nightfall on Saturday, thousands had crossed the frontier, milling around the border town of...
  • People Are Rioting Against The Arrival Of Refugees In Eastern Germany

    08/22/2015 9:17:05 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies
    BI ^ | 8-22-2015 | Reuters
    Reuters August 22, 2015 BERLIN (Reuters) - At least 31 German police officers were hurt in scuffles with about 600 protesters, many hurling bottles and stones, angry about the arrival of asylum seekers in an eastern German town in the early hours of Saturday, police said. In one of the country's biggest demonstrations against the influx of refugees, police in Heidenau, near Dresden, used pepper spray on right-wing demonstrators who were trying to stop busloads of asylum seekers reach their accommodation. The outbreak of violence by right-wing radicals followed a peaceful demonstration of some 1,000 people against the roughly 250...
  • 31 cops injured as peaceful protest over refugees in German town turned violent

    08/22/2015 5:16:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Malay Mail ^ | August 22, 2015 | Reuters
    BERLIN, Aug 22 — At least 31 German police officers were hurt in scuffles with about 600 protesters, many hurling bottles and stones, angry about the arrival of asylum seekers in an eastern German town in the early hours of today, police said. In one of the country’s biggest demonstrations against the influx of refugees, police in Heidenau, near Dresden, used pepper spray on right-wing demonstrators who were trying to stop busloads of asylum seekers reach their accommodation. The outbreak of violence by right-wing radicals followed a peaceful demonstration of some 1,000 people against the roughly 250 refugees, said police....
  • Senators: Obama administration hiding secret Iran deal letters

    08/19/2015 8:07:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/19/15 | Adam Kredo
    Two leading U.S. senators are calling on the Obama administration to release secret letters to foreign governments assuring them that they will not be legally penalized for doing business with the Iranian government, according to a copy of a letter sent Wednesday to the State Department and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Sens. Mark Kirk (R., Ill.) and Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) disclosed in the letter to the State Department that U.S. lawmakers have been shown copies of several letters sent by the Obama administration to the Chinese, German, French, and British governments assuring them that companies doing business
  • Macedonian police fire tear gas to drive back migrants and refugees on border

    08/21/2015 3:11:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/21/15
    Riot police in Macedonia fired tear gas on Friday to disperse thousands of migrants and refugees trying to enter the Balkan country from Greece, a Reuters reporter on the border said. Several thousand people from the Middle East, Africa and Asia, many Syrian refugees, spent a cold night in no-man's land after Macedonia on Thursday declared a state of emergency and effectively sealed its southern frontier to migrants and refugees. Riot police behind barbed wire fired tear gas to drive back an angry crowd demanding passage into Macedonia and north to Hungary and the European Union's borderless Schengen zone. Greece...
  • US troubled by Israeli Demolitions of Illegal Palestinian Homes [Zechariah 12]

    08/21/2015 10:56:40 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 18 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/21/2015 | TOVAH LAZAROFF
    The United States said Thursday it was concerned by the number of illegal Palestinian residential structures Israel demolished this month in the West Bank and east Jerusalem. “We are also very troubled by the recent escalation of demolitions and evictions, which include the destruction of dozens of structures and the displacement of over 150 people in the West Bank and east Jerusalem this month alone,” US State Department Spokesperson John Kirby said on Thursday. “Such demolitions and evictions are harmful and provocative and indicative of a damaging trend, particularly given settlement-related activity and continued construction in the West Bank and...
  • Russian ruble hits 75 to the euro as slide worsens

    08/21/2015 1:00:14 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 22 replies
    AFP ^ | 20 Aug 15 | Unknown
    Moscow (AFP) - Russia's battered ruble fell Thursday on the back of weaker oil prices to more than 75 to the euro for the first time in over six months, deepening its recent decline. The ruble also tumbled against the dollar to near 67.44, its weakest against the greenback since February. Russia's currency has fallen more than 20 percent against the dollar in the past two months, sparking fears of more instability after a period of relative recovery. Russia's economy has slumped into recession amid lower oil prices and Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.
  • BREAKING: Secret Obama Letters Found by 2 GOP Senators, Send Obama Admin Into Panic Mode

    08/20/2015 5:43:52 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 92 replies
    conservative tribune ^ | August 20th, 2015 | conservative tribune
    The presidential administration that vowed to be the most transparent since the baptism of Nkuwu Nzinga has once again demonstrated that such vows mean nothing to it. In addition to the secretive manner in which Secretary of State John Kerry conducted negotiations with the Islamic Republic of Iran over its nuclear program — in itself secretive — there was also the matter of secret “side deals” between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency. And now, additional side deals, this time between President Barack Obama and the leaders of foreign governments, have also come to light. Republican Sens. Marco Rubio...
  • We can't take Muslim migrants as we don't have mosques: Slovakia

    08/20/2015 11:38:06 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 17 replies
    Al Arabiya News ^ | Thursday, August 20, 2015 | Staff writer
    Caption -- A Syrian refugee family spend the day in the Aegean port city of Izmir, western Turkey, August 10, 2015. (Reuters) Slovakia will take in 200 Christian Syrian migrants instead of Muslims because of a lack of infrastructure -- including a shortage of mosques in the small Eastern European state -- its interior ministry told the BBC on Wednesday. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-33986738 Under a European Union relocation scheme to share the burden of thousands of Syrian migrants fleeing the civil war back home, member states will take in 40,000 new arrivals from Italy, Turkey and Greece. But Ivan Metik, an interior...
  • [Germany] Most Catholics support gay marriage: study (was??)

    08/20/2015 11:17:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 20 Aug 2015 11:31 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    A survey of Catholics in Germany has revealed that most don’t stick to traditional religious teachings when it comes to views on marriage and sexuality. A study carried out by a Münster University research group questioned around 12,400 Catholics in 42 different countries. […] Over two-thirds—70 percent—of Catholics surveyed in Germany wanted same-sex marriages to be recognized and blessed by the church. The poll comes after a push just a few months ago from a laypeople’s organization calling on bishops to bless same-sex couples. This puts Germany in stark contrast with Poland, southern Europe and Brazil, where the majority of...
  • Prosecutors launch case against CIA double agent (Germany)

    08/20/2015 10:56:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 20 Aug 2015 16:27 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Federal prosecutors have brought charges against a former worker at Germany’s foreign intelligence agency who is suspected of passing information to American spies. The 32-year-old former Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) worker is accused of treason, infringing official secrets and corruption after passing secrets to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in exchange for cash. […] The alleged spy joined the BND in 2007 and worked for the CIA from 2008, they said. He passed documents and confidential internal information about the work and personnel of the BND to his American handlers in exchange for payments totaling €95,000. A search of the accused’s computer...
  • SURPRISE: Here comes another Greek election ... [Greece's Prime Minister to Resign]

    08/20/2015 9:16:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/20/2015 | Myles Udland
    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is reportedly resigning, and Greece will hold snap elections on September 20. According to Reuters, which cites a Greek government official, Tsipras will hand in his resignation on Thursday. Reuters added that Greece was likely to hold snap elections on September 20, less than a year after Tsipras and Greece's left-wing Syriza party were voted into power in late January. Tsipras is set to make an address later on Thursday. The Greek newspaper Kathimerini had earlier reported that elections would most likely be announced on Thursday. This latest round of elections come as Syriza has...
  • Boot Camp Not Benefits

    08/20/2015 7:19:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Since his party's impressive election victory in May, Prime Minister David Cameron is moving quickly to fulfill his campaign promise to ensure welfare benefits are no longer a way of life for many of his fellow citizens. Instead of open-ended benefits for the unemployed, the government, beginning in April 2017, will require young people between 18 and 21 who don't have jobs, but are collecting welfare, to attend three-week "boot camps" to prepare them for work in a rapidly improving economy. If they refuse, they will be denied benefits if they are unemployed for six months....
  • Poland looking into report of Nazi treasure train found

    08/19/2015 12:38:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Reuters-UK ^ | August 19, 2015 | Alexandra Hamilton
    Two people in Poland say they have found a Nazi German train cloaked in mystery since it was rumoured to have gone missing near the end of World War Two while carrying away gems and guns ahead of advancing Soviet Red Army forces. Local authorities in Poland’s southwestern district of Walbrzych said they had been contacted by a law firm representing a Pole and a German who said they had located the train and were seeking 10 percent of the value of the findings. “Lawyers, the army, the police and the fire brigade are dealing with this,” Marika Tokarska, an...
  • German Parliament Overwhelmingly Approves Greek Bailout

    08/19/2015 4:53:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/19/2015 | Associated Press
    BERLIN — Germany's parliament overwhelmingly approved a third bailout for Greece on Wednesday, removing a key hurdle to providing new loans to the country and keeping it from defaulting on its debts in as little as 24 hours. The vote's result also seemed to dispel any speculation that Chancellor Angela Merkel would have difficulty getting her conservative bloc to sign on. Lawmakers voted 454-113 in favor, with 18 abstentions. The approval is among the last due from parliaments across Europe, with the Dutch scheduled to vote later Wednesday, after which Greece is expected to get the first installment of its...
  • Merkel says migrants bigger challenge for EU than debt crisis

    08/18/2015 6:45:44 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    Business Standard ^ | 17 August 2015
    Chancellor Angela Merkel today condemned a surge in German attacks on refugee shelters and warned that the issue of asylum could become a bigger challenge for the European Union than the Greek debt crisis. Asked about more than 200 arson attacks against homes for asylum-seekers seen in Germany this year as the country faces a record influx of refugees, Merkel said: "That is unworthy of our country." Merkel warned that waves of refugees would "preoccupy Europe much, much more than the issue of Greece and the stability of the euro". "The issue of asylum could be the next major European...
  • Scientists find evidence of prehistoric massacre in Europe

    08/18/2015 6:16:15 AM PDT · by ETL · 61 replies
    AP, via Yahoo News ^ | Aug 17, 2015 | FRANK JORDANS
    BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say they have found rare evidence of a prehistoric massacre in Europe after discovering a 7,000-year-old mass grave with skeletal remains from some of the continent's first farmers bearing terrible wounds. Archaeologists who painstakingly examined the bones of some 26 men, women and children buried in the Stone Age grave site at Schoeneck-Kilianstaedten, near Frankfurt, say they found blunt force marks to the head, arrow wounds and deliberate efforts to smash at least half of the victims' shins — either to stop them from running away or as a grim message to survivors. [snip] "What is...
  • MIA is finally put to rest after identification by French archaeologists

    08/17/2015 9:54:02 AM PDT · by Hombre Malevo · 3 replies
    Spero News ^ | 08/17/2015 | Martin Barillas
    Fernand Terras was buried with military honors. Terras was but 19 years old when he lost his life on September 26, 1915, hundreds of miles away from home. He was killed by a blast of shrapnel that struck him near a town called Main-de-Massiges in the Champagne country in the Marne region.
  • Migrants brawl on Greek island as refugee ship lies empty

    08/16/2015 8:39:55 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 8 replies
    Marine Link ^ | August 16, 2015 | Joseph R. Fonseca
    Outside the island's main police station, about 50 migrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran threw stones and exchanged blows as tempers boiled over in the intense mid-summer heat. Riot police stood by without intervening. The migrants have little chance of getting aboard the ship, the Eleftherios Venizelos, as priority is being given to Syrians, who are treated as refugees as they are fleeing their country's civil war and have greater rights under international law than economic migrants. All have crossed the narrow stretch of water from Turkey in small boats and dinghies as they try to find a better life...
  • Russia pledges to veto any anti-Iran sanctions resolution (so much for 'snapback')

    08/15/2015 3:43:27 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    PressTV ^ | Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:31AM
    Russia, a veto-wielding permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, has pledged to block any future attempts by the UN to hit Iran with fresh sanctions. "When Resolution 1929, the last series of sanctions resolutions, was adopted… we made it clear behind closed doors to our US and EU colleagues that Russia will not let another sanctions resolution against Iran be passed," Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told reporters on Friday. Resolution 1929 was approved by the Security Council in June 2010, banning the supply of conventional weapons to Iran. It resulted in the suspension of Russia’s contract...
  • Talking to Yanis Varofakis, The Greek Bailout problems (in English)

    08/14/2015 3:43:35 PM PDT · by spokeshave · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mar 16, 2015 | Harald Schumann
    Discussion on the Greek bailout and implications for the EEC
  • U.S. Came Within Seconds Of Launching Nuclear Strike On Russia

    08/14/2015 12:31:25 PM PDT · by lbryce · 92 replies
    Valuwalk ^ | August 14, 2015 | Polina Tikho
    The U.S. came within seconds of launching a nuclear strike on Russia ,unleashing WW3 during the coldest period of the Cold War, according to secret documents revealed by a historian. Washington and Russia came extremely close to a massive nuclear war because of a faulty 46-cent component that caused a computer glitch, according to the documents. The secret documents were revealed and detailed in a book by American author Eric Schlosser titled Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety. The documents include over 1,000 accidents with nuclear weapons that occurred due to the negligence...
  • 'Flexible' Obama Ignores Russian Treaty Violations

    08/14/2015 11:26:35 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 14, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    It does not bode well that an Obama administration that assures us that the nuclear deal with Iran will not be violated by the mullahs is clearly looking the other way as Iran’s ally Russia blatantly violates the 1987 Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty signed with the former Soviet Union. The Obama White House is sitting on a Pentagon risk assessment report completed last month that states “that the breach involved a new missile that violates the limits set by the treaty. The treaty bans holding, producing, or flight-testing ground-launched ballistic or cruise missiles with ranges of between 310 miles...
  • Euro ministers set to launch Greek bailout, wooing IMF on debt

    08/14/2015 10:48:37 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8-14-2015 | ROBERT-JAN BARTUNEK AND TOM KÖRKEMEIER
    Finance ministers from the euro zone were meeting in Brussels on Friday expecting to give their final blessing to lending Greece up to 85.5 billion euros after parliament in Athens agreed to stiff conditions overnight. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, long the most powerful skeptic on the merits of giving Greece a third bailout to keep it in the EU's common currency area, voiced optimism as the meeting began that it would end with an accord that will give Athens the funds needed to meet a loan repayment next week. However, some issues still need to be ironed out following...
  • 'Neocons' re-emerge amid US election race

    08/14/2015 1:29:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Yahoo! News / Agence France-Presse ^ | August 14, 2015 | Andrew Beatty
    Once thought dead and buried on the battlefields of Iraq, a muscular and militaristic "neoconservative" approach to US foreign policy is making a comeback. For most of the last decade, the "neocons" -- personified by former vice president Dick Cheney and ex-Pentagon boss Donald Rumsfeld -- have been out of office and out of fashion. But the 2016 presidential race has seen Republican candidates embrace ideas and advisors once ostracized for the catastrophes and hubris of George W. Bush's "preemptive war" in Iraq. During last week's Republican presidential debates, 17 candidates tripped over themselves to declare President Barack Obama weak...
  • Greece parliament approves 85-billion euro bailout deal

    08/14/2015 4:20:33 AM PDT · by John W · 11 replies
    dw.com ^ | August 14, 2015 | dw
    A divided Hellenic parliament has approved a third bailout for the country in five years, amid protests in Athens. The tense vote has lead to divisions within the ruling Syriza party, with snap elections on the horizon. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was handed a pyrrhic victory early Friday after opposition legislators approved a 85-billion-euro ($94.8 billion) bailout to keep the country financially afloat. A clear majority of 222 MPs approved the 400-page text containing the bailout conditions - there were over 64 who voted against and 11 abstentions. However, only 118 of the 162 members of Tsipras' governing coalition...
  • Putin does a self-goal by destroying EU-origin food

    08/13/2015 6:16:42 AM PDT · by Hombre Malevo · 1 replies
    Strafor ^ | 08/13/2015 | George Friedman
    Russia's standard of living is being tested by Moscow's attempt to prove a point to the West. Despite the rampant criticism, the Russian government is standing behind its move to limit illegal food imports
  • Senior German: European Nations Rejecting Mass Immigration ‘Will Destroy Europe’

    08/11/2015 3:25:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 8/11/15 | Oliver Lane
    Germany is again agitating for other European countries to take what they believe to be their ‘fair’ share of refugees coming to the continent with a stark warning that failing to do so could see the collapse of the EU.Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel made the remarks on Monday, reiterating the frequently made claim that some nations take a heavier than necessary burden, and others have an unarguable responsibility to get involved. Conveniently ignoring the fact that right-wing nation Hungary takes the highest number of migrants per capita in Europe, Gabriel said: “Germany, Sweden, and Austria take on most of the...
  • [German] Police union wants EU border controls back

    08/11/2015 9:51:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 11 Aug 2015 16:34 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    Germany’s second-largest police union on Tuesday called for the reintroduction of internal European border controls and demanded more personnel to deal with a record flood of refugees. “From a policing point of view, a return to border controls would be the best of all measures,” said Rainer Wendt, chairman of the German Police Union (DpolG), in a newspaper interview. The union, which wants an extra 1,000 personnel, was later Tuesday to show Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière the “catastrophic conditions” for overworked police near the German-Austrian border. …
  • Pentagon still searching for its lost WWII veterans

    08/10/2015 12:26:25 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 4 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | 8/9/15 | Laurent Barthelemy
    Long dead but little forgotten, US soldiers who disappeared across the globe during World War II are being reunited with their loved ones in a dogged push to find and bring home their bodies. From the forests of Germany to the jungles of Papua New Guinea, US experts employed by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency -- among them historians, archeologists and forensic experts -- are the main sleuths. When recovery of a body is possible, the Pentagon specialists turn the remains over to an ultra-modern lab in Hawaii for identification and then wait for the ultimate reward: bringing the bereaved...
  • The debate over Germany’s ‘sexist’ women-only parking spaces

    08/10/2015 9:07:37 AM PDT · by NRx · 38 replies
    WaPo ^ | 08-10-2015 | Rick Noack
    Many people know that driving in Germany can be quite different from the U.S.: There is no general speed limit on most motorways, for example. Perhaps more astonishing, however, is another distinctive feature: Many German parking lots are equipped with special spaces for women. In some regions of Germany, law forces parking lot owners to designate at least 30 percent of their space specifically for women. Those parking lots are bigger than usual, which is supposed to make it easier for women to maneuver their cars. Some Germans like the idea, but others call it a sexist way of implying...
  • Iranian Hostage Crisis: West Germany’s Secret Role in Ending the Drama

    08/10/2015 8:43:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | August 04, 2015 – 05:30 PM | Klaus Wiegrefe
    In 1981, Jimmy Carter said the world could never know West Germany’s role in the negotiations for the release of 52 hostages from the US Embassy in Tehran. New research sheds light on the important part the country played in ending the crisis. […] The details of the German contribution, however, remained unclear. Now historian Frank Bösch, the director of the Center for Contemporary History in Potsdam and Spiegel have conducted research in German archives and spoken with period witnesses. This has revealed that the West German government at the time had a “smooth intermediary role,” as Bösch puts it....
  • Athens in 'intense' talks to avoid another loan default

    08/08/2015 7:35:49 PM PDT · by John W · 6 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | August 8, 2015 | AFP
    Brussels (AFP) - Greece and its creditors were involved in "intense talks" over the weekend to agree on a new bailout before the debt-ridden country must repay 3.4 billion euros ($3.7 billion) to the European Central Bank on August 20. European officials said sticking points still remain despite the progress being made, with a "generally positive reception... towards Greek readiness to vote on reforms this week. "It is ambitious but feasible to come to an agreement in the coming days, preferably by 20 August," an EU diplomat said Saturday.
  • World War Two pilot and plane discovered in Germany

    08/08/2015 2:25:56 PM PDT · by Hombre Malevo · 43 replies
    Spero News ^ | 08/082015 | Martin Barillas
    Werner Doll (77) was a young lad of seven years when he saw the P-47 collide with another aircraft and plummet to the earth. He saw the flames and smoke emerge from the crash site on the fateful day near the end of history worst conflict.
  • German Police Warn of De Facto No-Go Zones

    08/06/2015 9:30:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Gatestone Institute via Clarion Project ^ | Mon, August 3, 2015 | Soeren Kern
    Spiraling levels of violent crime perpetrated by immigrants from the Middle East and the Balkans are turning parts of Duisburg, a key German industrial city, into “areas of lawlessness”—areas that are becoming de facto “no-go” zones for police, according to a confidential police report that was leaked to the German news magazine Der Spiegel. The report, produced by the police headquarters of North Rhine-Westphalia, the most populous state of Germany (and also the state with the largest Muslim population in Germany), warns that the government is losing control over problem neighborhoods and that the ability of police to maintain public...
  • Books by British historians that focus on Red Army atrocities are stripped from Russian [tr]

    08/06/2015 9:10:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 6, 2015 | Tom Wyke
    Russian officials have ordered to inspect and remove books by well-known British historians John Keegan and Antony Beevor from libraries, saying they promote Nazi-era stereotypes. The move is among a raft of measures to streamline historical narrative by limiting alternative viewpoints, as well as ending the perceived foreign influence from fields such as education. The regional education ministry in Sverdlovsk, near the Ural Mountains, issued a decree telling school and university libraries to 'check the availability of books' by the historians and 'take measures to remove them from access by students and teaching staff'.
  • THE OVERCOMER'S SHIELD [ Charismatic Caucus]

    08/06/2015 10:51:22 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    the Joshua Chronicles ^ | bible , Jedediah
    Deuteronomy passages are about to come True, My WORD spoken over you , My blessings to the righteous and pure in Heart, It is the first place I look and where I always start! For your Heart IS your Wellspring so it can not lie to Me, It always reveals the truth of who you are and will be, So let your Yes be Yes and your No remain No. Stand on My WORD and I will never let you go! But waiver in your belief That I AM the One and Only True God?! And you will live in...