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  • South Korea on alert for possible Al Qaeda ship

    10/30/2003 11:45:39 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 20 replies · 441+ views
    Khaleej Times via Al Jazeera ^ | Oct. 30, 2003 | Agence France Presse
    SEOUL - South Korean security authorities were ready to carry out on-board inspections of a Bahama-registered freighter after being tipped off that the ship might carry some members of Al-Qaeda, police said on Thursday. The 17,000-tonne freighter, the Athenia, which was suspected of carrying members of Osama bin Laden’s Al Qaeda group, was due to arrive at the southwestern port of Kunsan late Thursday, the police said. “We have been informed that Al Qaeda members might be hiding in the ship,” a police officer in charge of foreign affairs in Kunsan Police station told AFP. “When the ship reaches the...
  • New Big PizzaGate Discovery.

    11/30/2016 10:12:02 AM PST · by MNDude · 275 replies
    Before I taint your first thoughts, check out this FaceBook page made for ElPida refugee charity in Greece and then go down to read my comments about this charity.. https://www.facebook.com/elpidafactory/
  • Border Staff Flee Greek Island After Migrants Riot

    11/23/2016 1:50:33 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | November 23, 2016 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    European border officials are being pulled out of Greek islands over concerns for their safety, following a spate of riots and violence by migrants. Since March, migrants arriving on the Greek islands have been prevented from moving on to the mainland as the European Union (EU) hopes to return at least some of them to Turkey. But due to growing frustrated at the delay, the migrants have taken to burning down their accommodation and rioting, the Daily Mail has reported. As a result, Belgium has taken the decision to withdraw its staff from the islands, fearing for their safety. Belgium’s...
  • Greek police use tear gas, stun grenades to quell anti-Obama protesters in Athens

    11/18/2016 2:52:55 PM PST · by Hugin · 14 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | 11/16/16 | AP
    ATHENS, Greece – Greek riot police used tear gas and stun grenades Tuesday in Athens to disperse about 3,000 left-wing marchers protesting a visit by President Barack Obama after they tried to enter an area off-limits to demonstrators.
  • Obama leaves Athens without a lasting message

    11/16/2016 7:32:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.16.2016 | Max Hofmann
    In his second term, the outgoing US president has grown fond of fundamental considerations. Now, at press conferences, his responses are long and philosophical. His speech in Athens, perhaps the last he will make as US president on European soil, fit the pattern perfectly. All in all, it was about democracy and his steadfast belief in the democratic political order. The problem is that its present form is doomed to failure, as some of its most important traits, achievements and outgrowths are now attacking their own foundations. Almost like a schoolteacher, Barack Obama explained to his audience why free press...
  • GREECE ERUPTS IN VIOLENCE: Riots in the streets of Athens over Obama's visit

    11/15/2016 1:53:51 PM PST · by ColdOne · 69 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | 11/15/16 | Patrick Christys
    Mr Obama's visit to Athens, Greece, was supposed to be a grand farewell, but descended into chaos when angry rioters took to the street to demand he leave. Youths riding motorbikes, carrying wooden clubs and launching petrol bombs tried to break a police cordon and confront Mr Obama directly. Hooded left wing protestors took to the streets shouting "Yankees go home" and "we don't need protectors" – a reference to Mr Obama's announcement that he thought Greece should be allowed off the hook when it comes to its spiralling national debt.
  • On Final Overseas Trip, Obama Reassures Europe (Trying to Upstage Trump?)

    11/15/2016 7:05:28 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 23 replies
    Voice of America ^ | November 15 | Staph
    LONDON — Outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama was in Greece Tuesday, bringing to Europe much sought assurances about the U.S. commitment to NATO under the presidency of Donald Trump. Before leaving the United States, Obama said President-elect Trump told him he intends to maintain America's core strategic relationships. Athens is the first stop on Obama’s last foreign trip as president.
  • Obama’s final foreign trip a ‘group therapy’ session

    11/14/2016 12:33:21 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    President Obama will depart Monday on his final foreign trip of his presidency — and the main topic of the three-country tour is expected to be President-elect Donald Trump. “We certainly expect that the election will be the primary topic on people’s minds everywhere we go,” deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters, the Wall Street Journal reported. The president will travel to Athens on Monday, then to Berlin on Wednesday and finally Lima, Peru, on Friday. He’s expected to return to Washington, DC, on Sunday. In addition to meeting Greek and German leaders, Obama will meet with President...
  • Exchanging Fake Greek Columns for Real Ones

    11/14/2016 4:39:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 14, 2016 | Dan Truitt
    In Greece, there is none of the cognitive dissonance about President Obama that one sees in the U.S.: although an overwhelming majority of Americans believe the country is going in the wrong direction, Obama remains personally quite popular. It's as if we can't look beyond Obama's winning, grinning persona and cannot see that Obama is the one responsible for the country's wrong direction. In Greece, unfortunately, there has been a strong anti-American view of the U.S. ever since Andreas Papandreou demagogued the American bases out of Greece during the 1980s. The mainland bases were duly shut down, Souda Bay on...
  • Greek nihilist group urges attacks to sabotage Obama visit

    11/11/2016 8:18:35 AM PST · by tekrat · 10 replies
    An armed anarchist group in Greece is calling for "attacks and clashes" during next week's visit by U.S. President Barack Obama. The Conspiracy Cells of Fire group is urging anarchists to "spoil the party ... and sabotage" the Nov. 15-16 visit to Athens. The nihilist group has organized a string of bomb attacks on judges, police and other authority figures. The attacks have caused minor injuries, but no fatalities. Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/world/article114136308.html#storylink=cpy
  • DIVING FOR DINNER: HOW TO HUNT AN OCTOPUS IN GREECE

    11/07/2016 6:44:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Saveur ^ | KATHERINE WHITTAKER
    Trident gun fishing is only for the bold; we follow one young hunter on the path to catch the smartest prey in the seaMy friend Danai keeps all her fishing supplies in one corner of her beach house. There are things like flippers, snorkels, and masks; a buoy that you wear around your waist to alert incoming boats that you’re in the water; and...a trident gun? “What do you do with that?” I asked her. It was probably a stupid question, but was the gun even real? Was this some kind of staple for every Greek beach house, like the...
  • Hillary Sent Classified Email To Chelsea To Help Son-In-Law's Greek Fund

    11/05/2016 7:23:36 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 38 replies
    Twitter ^ | November 5, 2016 | Mike Cernovich
    Hillary sent classified email to Chelsea about the Greece debt crisis. Chelsea's husband runs a hedge fund trading Greek bonds. Insider trading!
  • Asylum seekers burn EU offices in Greek migrant camp (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

    10/28/2016 10:08:51 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 4 replies
    RT ^ | 25 Oct, 2016
    Asylum seekers, angry at the slow progress of their paperwork, attacked and burnt down offices at a camp in Lesbos, Greece. The attack happened while interviews with fellow migrants were taking place inside, officials say. The European Asylum Support Office’s (EASO) mobile registry at the Moria camp was besieged on Monday morning by mob of around 70 refugees hurling stones and petrol bombs. At least eight containers were seriously damaged, with at least three of those burnt down to the ground. Spokesman Jean-Pierre Schembri said the attackers threw petrol bombs at the EASO facilities while staff members were conducting interviews...
  • Refugees attack EU asylum offices on Lesvos

    10/24/2016 9:37:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Oct 24, 2016 | (EurActiv.com with AFP and Reuters)
    Asylum-seekers attacked the premises of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) on the island of Lesbos on Monday (24 October), protesting against delays in dealing with asylum claims, Greek and EU authorities said. About 70 people, mostly from Pakistan and Bangladesh, threw rocks and burning blankets at EASO containers inside the Moria migrant camp, damaging three of those, a Greek police spokesman for the island said. EASO spokesman Jean-Pierre Schembri said protesters had hurled petrol bombs while interviews with asylum-seekers were taking place. EASO staff had evacuated the camp. …
  • Turkey appoints permanent imam for Hagia Sophia; will lead five daily prayers

    10/23/2016 1:09:57 PM PDT · by cutty · 18 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | October 22, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Observers are warning about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s increasingly neo-Ottoman stance and disregard for secular prerogatives.” Indeed, and this new appointment essentially completes the motion of making the Hagia Sophia into a functioning mosque again. European Union officials ought to see this for what it is: a decisive rejection of any pretense of dealing with the Christian or post-Christian West on a mutually respectful basis. Erdogan is an Islamic supremacist and is pursuing an openly supremacist imperative. European officials who are still pushing for Turkey’s entry into the EU, as well as the ongoing phenomenon of massive Muslim immigration...
  • Clinton sought secret info on EU bailout plans as son-in-law's doomed hedge fund gambled on Greece

    10/17/2016 10:20:17 PM PDT · by tired&retired · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 03, 2016 | Peter Byrne
    Hedge fund manager Marc Mezvinsky had friends in high places when he bet big on a Greek economic recovery, but even the keen interest of his mother-in-law, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, wasn't enough to spare him and his investors from financial tragedy. In 2012, Mezvinski, the husband of Chelsea Clinton, created a $325 million basket of offshore funds under the Eaglevale Partners banner through a special arrangement with investment bank Goldman Sachs. The funds have lost tens of millions of dollars predicting that bailouts of the Greek banking system would pump up the value of the country’s distressed bonds....
  • Clinton Son-in-Law’s Firm Is Said to Close Greece Hedge Fund (Note: Relevant to Tax Return Issue)

    10/03/2016 11:46:02 AM PDT · by mononymous · 17 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 5/10/2016 | ALEXANDRA STEVENSON and MATTHEW GOLDSTEIN
    Previously posted here: http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3429675/posts But it is the last paragraph of the article that is of relevance, vis-a-vis Mr. Trump's tax return; here is what it says: "The one silver lining for the fund’s investors from all of this is that they will have a somewhat larger tax loss on investments to claim next year."
  • Germany urges return of refugees to Greece based on EU regulation

    10/02/2016 12:36:28 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 8 replies
    Germany’s highest official responsible for refugees has again called for the return of asylum seekers to Greece as the first EU country they normally reach, saying the European Union’s Dublin Regulation should be implemented regardless of objections by Athens. “I would like the Dublin convention to be applied again... we will take up discussions on this in a meeting with (EU) interior ministers,” German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said in an interview published in the Greek media on Sunday, saying talks on the issue will take place later this month.
  • State Department Admits It ‘Lost’ Clinton Foundation Email

    10/02/2016 12:40:35 AM PDT · by detective · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Oct 2016 | John Hayward
    The State Department has admitted it lost a 2012 email between Hillary Clinton aide Jake Sullivan and a Clinton Foundation employee, which may demonstrate a financial conflict of interest for the former secretary of state. The Washington Examiner describes the message as follows: The email contained an attachment memo about Greek bonds — a significant detail given the heavy investments Clinton’s son-in-law, Marc Mezvinsky, was making in the Greek economic recovery during that same period.
  • Four Pakistani teenagers are arrested after being accused of gang-raping a 16-year-old boy (TR)

    09/29/2016 8:18:45 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 28, 2016 | Jennifer Newton
    Four Pakistani teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of gang-rape They are accused of attacking a fellow Pakistani teenager at Lesbos campThe group also face pornography charges for allegedly filming the attack Some 5,000 people are currently living at the Moira migrant camp in Lesbos Four Pakistani teenagers have been arrested for allegedly gang-raping a 16-year-old boy in a Greek migrant camp and recording it on their mobile phones. The 16 and 17-year-olds were detained at the Moira camp on the island of Lesbos on Sunday and now face felony rape and child pornography charges. The four are accused of...
  • Human skeleton discovered at Antikythera shipwreck after more than 2,000

    09/20/2016 3:08:48 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Sept 19, 2016 | By Associated Press and Cheyenne Macdonald
    Full title: Human skeleton discovered at Antikythera shipwreck after more than 2,000 years at the bottom of the sea Buried beneath sand and the fragments of ancient pottery, researchers have discovered the 2,000-year-old remains of a sailor who died upon the ill-fated 'Antikythera ship.' Archaeologists have investigated the famous shipwreck off a tiny Greek island for which it's named for over a century, revealing a trove of remarkable artefacts – including the mysterious 'Antikythera Mechanism,' thought to be a 'guide to the galaxy.'
  • Migrant Crisis: Germany Plans to Flood Greece With Unwanted Refugees

    09/04/2016 11:44:17 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 28 replies
    For the first time in five years, Germany has begun contemplating the idea of sending migrants back to Greece as Chancellor Angela Merkel’s national popularity plummets from public outcry against her open door policy – a political shift that may have lasting reverberations throughout the European Union.
  • 'Prisoners of Europe': the everyday humiliation of refugees stuck in Greece

    09/06/2016 10:23:34 PM PDT · by Cronos · 31 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 6 Sep 2016 | Patrick Kingsley
    At the Softex refugee camp in northern Greece, it is lighter by night than it is by day. Inside this windowless former warehouse, the lamps only work in the evenings. It is part of what was a toilet paper factory. “It’s insulting,” says Hendiya Asseni, a 62-year-old Syrian, of being housed in a one-time loo-roll store. “But then everything here is insulting – the life, the food, the fact we have a toilet in front of our tent.” ...“How symbolic is it that of all the empty buildings, of all the places for a refugee camp, one of the biggest...
  • The Caliphate Muslim Trojan horse

    08/16/2016 5:28:13 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 14 replies
    IT HAPPENS IN AMERICA TOO! THIS IS WHY WE MUST VOTE FOR TRUMP!
  • Witnessing a ‘Complete Collapse of Society’ in Venezuela

    08/09/2016 2:29:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 90 replies
    TIME ^ | August 9, 2016 | by Olivier Laurent
    Alvaro Ybarra Zavala puts it bluntly: “Venezuela has become hell.” The photographer had just returned from one of his latest trips to the South American nation when he talked to TIME, and he was visibly affected by the chaos he had witnessed there. “There’s a complete collapse of society,” he said. Once an example for the continent, Venezuela is now a country in freefall. “It’s hard to find food, there’s no medicine,” said Ybarra Zavala. “If you have to have surgery, you need to bring everything with you: the bandages, the gloves, everything. There are no anesthetics.” Ybarra Zavala was...
  • Communist oppresion in Greece during the civil war

    08/06/2016 11:19:05 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 14 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t-h11Fv2NQ A preview of life under Hillary Clinton This movie examines what happened to the citizens of Lia in Greece during the devastating civil war of 1946. During this war hundreds of thousands of Greeks lost their lives to communists. the greatest tragedy illustrated, children taken from their parents to sent to live in Socialist countries such as Albania, Russia and Czechoslovakia. Over 20,000 children were stolen from their parents against their will to socialist countries where they were abused and mistreated. many never lived to return to Greece ever again. Consider this a warning to all Americans on the...
  • Opinion: Move the corrupt, politicized, commercialized Olympics back to Greece

    08/05/2016 11:02:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Market Watch ^ | August 5, 2016 | Amotz Asa-El
    Odd as it may sound, Olympic competition once included art, and medalists included musicians, painters, and poets. One was Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the 1912 Stockholm Games’ gold medalist in poetry and — by sheer coincidence, surely — also the modern games’ founder. “O sport,” the nobleman’s winning “Ode to Sport” waxed, “you are beauty,” and “audacity,” and the “pleasure of the gods.” A century on, the Olympics still embody beauty, but the audacity they now conjure is not what Coubertin had in mind, but a celebration of cheating and a saga of lost innocence — financially, athletically, and politically.
  • Amid Migrant Crisis: Greece to Build Athens Mosque

    08/04/2016 11:22:19 AM PDT · by soycd · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | 08-04-2016 | ABC
    Lawmakers in Greece on Thursday approved construction of a state-funded mosque near central Athens — a proposal that triggered dissent within the coalition government amid a heated public debate on how to manage the migrant crisis.
  • A Charismatic New World Leader Emerges and Suddenly Befriends Israel

    07/29/2016 6:43:04 PM PDT · by kindred · 52 replies
    https://grandmageri422.me/2016 ^ | 01/24/16 | Geri Ungurean
    In the end, it always comes down to money. An Article I wrote last year about Alexis Tsipras: A Charismatic New World Leader Emerges and Takes Control of Greece An Excerpt: “His name is Alexis Tsipras, and it seems that he meets much of the criteria of the prophesied Antichrist He was just elected as the Prime Minister of Greece. He is an atheist and a far left winger. His party in Greece is called SYRIZA. He has appeared out of nowhere in the last couple of years, almost magically. He has landed himself in a most precarious situation. Greece...
  • Plane passenger removed from flight ‘because of his Isis tattoo’

    07/27/2016 1:03:16 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    Metro UK ^ | 24 July 2016 | Harley Tamplin
    A plane was delayed after the cabin crew refused to fly – because a passenger had an Isis flag tattooed on his arm, it was claimed. Another passenger on board the flight from Stockholm in Sweden to Heraklion in Greece raised concerns over the tattoo to airline staff.
  • Pew Research Finds Europeans Increasingly Uncomfortable With Immigration

    07/12/2016 7:32:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    MRC TV ^ | July 12, 2016 | Charlie McKenna
    A study released by the Pew Research Center on Monday shows a startling development in European attitudes towards Middle Eastern refugees. In eight of the ten countries surveyed, majorities of citizens polled believe incoming refugees increase the likelihood of terrorism at home. Respondents in Hungary, Poland, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Greece, and the United Kingdom all responded that they believe incoming refugees increase the risk of terrorism. Respondents in Hungary are most likely (at 76 percent) to believe incoming refugees increase the risk of terrorism, while respondents in Spain are the least likely to believe incoming refugees increase the likelihood of terrorism (at 40...
  • Clinton backers nix Israel 'occupation' add to Democratic platform

    07/10/2016 1:26:50 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 9 replies
    Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday rejected a proposal to include a statement in the party's platform calling for Israel's "end to occupations and illegal settlements," CNN reported. ... While the committee voted against the addition 95-73, CNN reported that the move garnered the loudest negative response of the day from the audience. ... One crowd member was escorted out of the meeting after he stood up and yelled that the party had "sold out" to AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee).
  • Brexit vote to shrink German exports to UK: industry survey

    07/07/2016 9:24:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 07 Jul 2016 16:48 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    German firms expect exports to Britain to tumble five percent next year in the wake of the Britain’s vote to quit the EU, an industry survey showed on Thursday. The German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) also revised its projection for 2016 to a one-percent drop rather than five percent growth. The figures were based on a survey of 5,600 businesses that export to Britain following the June 23 referendum in which 52 percent of Britons voted to leave the EU. Britain is currently Germany’s third-largest export market, buying up €89 billion of goods in 2015. …
  • FSU classics professor exploring a 'lost' city of the Mycenaeans

    03/11/2008 2:14:10 PM PDT · by decimon · 8 replies · 561+ views
    Florida State University ^ | March 11, 2008 | Unknown
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Along an isolated, rocky stretch of Greek shoreline, a Florida State University researcher and his students are unlocking the secrets of a partially submerged, “lost” harbor town believed to have been built by the ancient Mycenaeans nearly 3,500 years ago. “This is really a remarkable find,” said Professor Daniel J. Pullen, chairman of FSU’s Department of Classics. “It is rare indeed to locate an entire town built during the Late Bronze Age that shows this level of preservation.” Pullen and a colleague, Assistant Professor of Classical Studies Thomas F. Tartaron of the University of Pennsylvania, led students...
  • EgyptAir voice recorder indicates fire on doomed plane [and they tried to put it out]

    07/05/2016 2:35:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    fox news ^ | 07/05/2016
    The plane’s cockpit voice recorder indicates there was a fire on the aircraft before it crashed — and an attempt to put it out, a senior source from the airline told CNN Tuesday. The revelation adds another detail to a picture that’s been slowly emerging since the May 19 crash. But investigators have said it’s still too soon to say what happened aboard the flight. The cockpit voice recorder captures sounds from the flight deck, including flight crew conversation, alarms and background noise that can help investigators understand what the flight crew was doing. Authorities haven’t released a transcript or...
  • Emails Expose Hillary & Insider Trading on Greek Bailouts? (another Clinton scandal alert)

    07/05/2016 7:00:38 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    Armstrong Economics ^ | July 5, 2016 | Martin Armstrong
    The Clinton Scandals will provide endless TV entertainment, which may be more like a reality TV show with the Kardashians. Most people think it will be Donald Trump. He may give us some frank insults that are badly needed now and then to keep people focused, but the Clintons will provide never ending intrigue and scandals. Now we have the new one involving Hillary’s hedge fund manager son-in-law who is the husband of Chelsea Clinton, who set up in 2012 a Greek bond fund with a special arrangement with none other than Goldman Sachs expecting a bailout to boost...
  • Clinton sought secret info on EU bailout plans as son-in-law's doomed hedge fund gambled on Greece

    07/01/2016 5:29:13 PM PDT · by blueyon · 22 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 7/01/16 | Peter Byrne
    "Clinton sought secret info on EU bailout plans as son-in-law's doomed hedge fund gambled on Greece" Hedge fund manager Marc Mezvinsky had friends in high places when he bet big on a Greek economic recovery, but even the keen interest of his mother-in-law, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, wasn't enough to spare him and his investors from financial tragedy. In 2012, Mezvinski, the husband of Chelsea Clinton, created a $325 million basket of offshore funds under the Eaglevale Partners banner through a special arrangement with investment bank Goldman Sachs. The funds have lost tens of millions of dollars predicting that...
  • Ancient Greek 'computer' came with a user guide

    07/02/2016 1:00:20 AM PDT · by blueplum · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | 28 June 2016 | Megan Gannon
    ....With the turn of a hand crank, the ancient Greeks could track the positions of the sun and the moon, the lunar phases, and even cycles of Greek athletic competitions. The 82 corroded metal fragments of the Antikythera mechanism contain ancient Greek text, much of which is unreadable to the naked eye. But over the past 10 years, new imaging techniques, such as 3D X-ray scanning, have revealed hidden letters and words in the text...
  • Clinton sought secret info on EU bailout plans as son-in-law's doomed hedge fund gambled on Greece

    07/01/2016 1:03:26 PM PDT · by thouworm · 42 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 1, 2016 | Peter Bryne
    In 2012, Mezvinski, the husband of Chelsea Clinton, created a $325 million basket of offshore funds under the Eaglevale Partners banner through a special arrangement with investment bank Goldman Sachs. The funds have lost tens of millions of dollars predicting that bailouts of the Greek banking system would pump up the value of the country’s distressed bonds. One fund, exclusively dedicated to Greek debt, suffered near-total losses. Clinton stepped down as secretary of state in 2013 to run for president. But newly released emails from 2012 show that she and Clinton Foundation consultant, Sidney Blumenthal, shared classified information about how...
  • Goths Vs.Greeks: Epic battle revealed in newfound text

    06/30/2016 8:01:58 AM PDT · by wildbill · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 2016 | Owen Jarus
    Fragments of an ancient Greek text telling of an invasion of Greece by the Goths during the third century A.D. have been discovered in the Austrian National Library. The text includes a battle fought at the pass of Thermopylae. Researchers used spectral imaging to enhance the fragments, making it possible to read them. The analysis suggests the fragments were copied in the 11th century A.D. and are from a text that was written in the third-century A.D. by an Athens writer named Dexippus.
  • What Brexit Means for the European Union’s Future

    06/29/2016 8:51:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 27, 2016 | Josh Siegel
    Britain’s decision to leave the European Union could inspire other disaffected nations to consider a way out unless the bloc responds to anxiety across the continent over jobs, immigration, and globalization.While experts say an all-out breakup of the European Union is far-fetched, countries both successful (like Sweden) and struggling (such as Greece) may view the British experience as a model to change their own lots in life.“There is a serious risk that Britain’s decision to withdraw from the European Union could set off similar demands on other member states,” said Michael Leigh, a senior fellow at The German Marshall Fund...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- From Alpha to Omega in Crete

    06/29/2016 7:39:42 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    NASA ^ | Wednesday, June 29, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: This beautiful telephoto composition spans light-years in a natural night skyscape from the island of Crete. Looking south, exposures both track the stars and record a fixed foreground in three merged panels that cover a 10x12 degree wide field of view. The May 15 waxing gibbous moonlight illuminates the church and mountainous terrain. A mere 18 thousand light-years away, huge globular star cluster Omega Centauri (NGC 5139) shining above gives a good visual impression of its appearance in binoculars on that starry night. Active galaxy Centaurus A (NGC 5128) is near the top of the frame, some 11 million...
  • Archaeologists discover layers of Indo-Greek city in Swat

    06/26/2016 6:51:21 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 43 replies
    Dawn News ^ | Sunday, June 26, 2016 | Fazal Khaliq
    Archaeologists excavate Indo-Greek and Saka-Parthian structures at Bazira, Swat. -- Dawn photo Indo-Greek coins discovered during the recent excavation at Bazira, Barikot, Swat. Courtesy Italian Archaeological Mission in Swat Indo-Greek coins discovered during the recent excavation at Bazira, Barikot, Swat. Courtesy Italian Archaeological Mission in Swat Terracotta baroque female figurine, circa 3rd-2nd BC. Courtesy Italian Archaeological Mission in Swat Indo-Greek coins discovered during the recent excavation at Bazira, Barikot, Swat. Courtesy Italian Archaeological Mission in Swat
  • 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.
  • The Eastern Mediterranean Sea is Starting to Get Crowded

    09/15/2011 10:47:51 AM PDT · by jhpigott · 12 replies
    As regional powers attempt to rise, other regional powers will react. This is particularly true in this era of globalization. Turkey is now riding a learning curve. Here is how the latest is unfolding. Turkey warned Thursday it will declare a border on the continental shelf if the island of Cyprus proceeds with offshore oil and gas drilling activities. The Foreign Ministry's announcement came a day after Cyprus President Dimitris Christofias announced that U.S. firm Noble Energy will soon begin exploratory drilling to confirm deposits beneath the sea bed off Cyprus' southern coast despite Turkey's attempts to prevent such a...
  • 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...
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    09/12/2011 6:38:27 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Interfax ^ | 9/12/11
    *** The monument will be higher than the Statue of Christ the Redeemer in Brazil, the Statue of Liberty in USA and the Buddha Statue in ChinaMoscow, September 12, Interfax - 135-meter monument representing an angel with a dove will appear in southern shore of Cyprus near "fruit" capital of the island - town of Limassol. The idea of the project Good Angels of Peace symbolizing peace and charity has appeared in Russia five years ago. The monument will be higher than the Statue of Christ the Redeemer in Brazil, the Statue of Liberty in the USA and Statue of...
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    06/24/2016 1:52:59 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 65 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 24, 2016 | Everett Rosenfeld
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