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  • Top EU economic powers warn US about tax plans

    12/11/2017 9:31:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 11, 2017 12:02 PM EST | Raf Casert
    The European Union’s top five economies are warning the United States that its massive tax overhaul could violate some of its international obligations and risks having “a major distortive impact” on trade. In a letter to U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, the finance ministers of Germany, France, Britain, Italy and Spain wrote they had “significant concerns” about three tax initiatives in particular. In the letter, seen by The Associated Press, the five wrote that “it is important that the U.S. government’s rights over domestic tax policy be exercised in a way that adheres with international obligations to which...
  • Germany favors Eurofighter as it seeks to replace Tornado

    12/11/2017 8:14:46 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 12, 2017 | Sabine Siebold
    BERLIN (Reuters) - The German Defence Ministry said on Monday that the European fighter jet was the leading candidate to replace its Tornado jets, which it wants to start phasing out in 2025. The ministry’s position appears to contradict that of the German air force, whose chief indicated last month that he preferred Lockheed Martin’s F-35, which meets the military’s requirements of stealth and long-distance operational capabilities. In a letter to a Greens lawmaker who had inquired about the deliberations, the ministry said the F-35 and Boeing’s F-15 and F-18 fighters were secondary options. “The indicated view of the inspector...
  • UN Security Council Bashing of President Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

    12/11/2017 5:17:35 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/11/17 | Joseph Klein
    Security Council became a kangaroo court, turning a perverted version of “international law” against the Trump administration for its just defense of the Jewish state of Israel and Israel's right to choose its own capital On December 6th, President Trump announced his decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to instruct the State Department to begin the process of relocating the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Two days later, at a special meeting of the United Nations Security Council, the other 14 members of the Council, including U.S. allies such as France, the United...
  • European Union: ‘Committed’ To Opening Borders to 75 Million Turkish Citizens as ‘Soon as Possible’

    11/29/2017 9:40:57 PM PST · by blam · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-29-2017 | Liam Deacon
    The European Union (EU) remains “committed to” giving, and is in the later stages of securing, Turkish citizens visa-free travel in the bloc, as well as handing an extra three billion euros to migrants in the nation by next year, a commissioner has said. The EU’s Commissioner for Migration Dimitris Avramopoulos explained that all elements of the migrant deal with Turkey were moving ahead, after Turkey agreed to stem the tide of Middle Eastern migrants in return for billions in aid and the opening Europe’s borders to Turks. He made the comments to Turkish paper Hurriyet ahead of a visit...
  • Sure things come from Jesus Christ[charismatic caucus]

    12/08/2017 9:34:00 AM PST · by Jedediah
    Bible ^ | bible
    Sure things come from me for I AM eternal in all I do and say and so it is as you come to me first I lay a path out for your life that is unshakable made of pure virtue and true and this path holds no lies or deviation for " I Know your Life "it is imprinted in my very HAND . Keep your eyes focused and imprinted into My will for you first and foremost , for this road carries blessings . . . I know your days ; Days past , today and each moment of...
  • Rome administration in chaos as top ministers resign

    09/17/2016 9:24:07 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 7 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 2 SEPTEMBER 2016 | Andrea Vogt
    Rome’s administration collapsed into chaos on Friday after infighting within the anti-establishment Five-Star Movement triggered an avalanche of shock resignations. Embattled Rome mayor Virginia Raggi vowed to find new heavyweights who can "relaunch the city" despite a domino-effect of five departures. The string of resignations began with the chief of staff, followed by the finance chief who did not want to work without the chief of staff, followed by the head of environmental administration who did not want to work without the finance chief, followed by two heads of public transport – all in a matter of hours. Ms Raggi's...
  • Pro-EU forces shut out euroskeptics from Parliament top jobs

    07/07/2014 2:53:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 07.07.14 @ 23:43 | Benjamin Fox
    Euroskeptic deputies were denied several of the European Parliament’s top committee posts on Monday (7 July), as the assembly’s centrist groups joined forces to shut them out. The committees elected chairpersons and vice-chairpersons using the “D’Hondt method” on the relative sizes of the EU assembly’s seven political groups. Twenty one of the 22 committee chair posts, and the vast majority of the 88 vice-chair roles, were uncontested and elected by acclaim. However, the conservative EPP, center-left S&D and liberal ALDE groups on the petitions committee joined forces to reject Eleanora Evi, a member of the euroskeptic EFDD group from Italian...
  • EU court rejects 'open-door' policy and upholds right of member states to deport refugees

    07/26/2017 5:15:44 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 17 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 26, 2017 | Justin Huggler (AP reporter)
    In a ruling which could have far-reaching consequences for how the European Union deals with migrants in future, the European Court of Justice on Wednesday upheld the right of member states to deport asylum-seekers to the first EU country they enter. The ruling amounted to an effective rejection of Angela Merkel’s controversial “open-door” refugee policy, which saw more than one million asylum-seekers flood into Germany. The court ruled that the EU’s Dublin regulations, under which refugees must seek asylum in the first member state they enter, still apply despite the unprecedented influx of 2015.
  • Euro Sucks Italian Blood

    07/29/2013 5:50:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | July 29, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    This summer a private air plane has been flying over Italian beaches with a banner message Euro is Sucking Italian Blood The article states "Italians have only one solutions to fight against this situation : leave Italy." No End in Sight to Italy's Economic Decline Der Spiegel says No End in Sight to Italy's Economic Decline The Italian economy may be the third largest in the euro zone, but it is also plagued by inefficiency and continues to shrink. The country's political leadership has proven unable to implement badly needed reforms and the future looks grim. Italy, despite being the...
  • France Protests Against Israeli Fire On Diplomatic Convoy

    04/05/2002 7:06:55 PM PST · by RCW2001 · 51 replies · 168+ views
    France protests against Israeli fire on diplomatic convoyCopyright 2002 by Agence France-Presse (via ClariNet) / Fri, 5 Apr 2002 18:20:04 PST</CLARI-ITEM HEADER> PARIS, April 6 (AFP) - France's foreign ministry lodged an official complaint with Israel Friday after Israeli forces opened fire on a "diplomatic convoy" evacuating 60 EU citizens from a Palestinian refugee camp in the West Bank."Israeli tanks launched machine-gun fire at the vehicles in the convoy in the middle of the road as passengers boarded as part of an evacuation operation conducted in coordination with the Israeli army" from the Dheishe refugee camp near Bethlehem, the ministry...
  • The Voice of many Waters[Charismatic Caucus]

    11/26/2017 7:27:04 PM PST · by Jedediah
    I had a vision Of Jesus standing within a waterfall . . . "Can you hear the Voice of many waters calling to you from within The roar of My voice" ? Ah but I speak clearly to your hearts for you and I are one and it is in this intimacy my gates are ever open to you my children. Now take this invitation to those lost and stolen away by the enemies lies and temptations. Strip their flesh with declarations from My Word for it is your sword and watch My Spirit fill these empty places within these...
  • Islamic State orders Muslims to commit jihad massacres in Rome...

    11/25/2017 11:39:52 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 13 replies ^ | 11/25/2017 | Robert Spencer
    Full title: Islamic State orders Muslims to commit jihad massacres in Rome as jihadis posing as refugees stream into Europe. DEPRAVED Islamic State (ISIS) militants have ordered their brainwashed followers to attack the Italian capital which attracts millions of tourists a year, as fears grow lone wolves are moving across the continent while posing as refugees. With the Christmas period fast approaching, the barbaric terrorists have urged jihadis to target “young people, women and the elderly” in lone wolf attacks at tourist hotspots in Rome. In a chilling propaganda video, jihadis “call for arms for lone wolves” to attack Rome...
  • Amazon workers stage Black Friday protests for wage hikes (Germany, Italy)

    11/24/2017 3:05:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    CBS News ^ | 11/24/17
    BERLIN — Workers at a half dozen Amazon (AMZN) distribution centers in Germany and one in Italy walked off the job Friday, in a protest timed to coincide with "Black Friday" to demand better wages from the American online giant. In Germany, union spokesman Thomas Voss said some 2,500 workers were on strike at Amazon facilities in Bad Hersfeld, Leipzig, Rheinberg, Werne, Graben and Koblenz. In northern Italy, in a warehouse near Piacenza, some workers walked off the job to demand "dignified salaries." The German union has been leading a push since 2013 for higher pay for some 12,000 workers...
  • Inside Eataly World, Italy’s Massive Food Theme Park

    11/15/2017 5:51:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Eater ^ | November 15, 2017 | Coral Sisk
    It’s easy to get lost in the idea of FICO Eataly World, dubbed by many in the media as the “Disney World of food.” The park, located 30 minutes east of Bologna, Italy and open to the public today, is less of a Disney World and more of a industrial showroom and souped-up mall food court with contrasting surprises. There’s a dairy plant and outdoor livestock stalls housing more than 200 cows, goats, and chickens. There’s a mini-plot of forest land that’s home to truffle dogs (aka some of the sweetest Labradors around) who show guests how they can sniff...
  • 'The End' - Italy's 2018 World Cup playoff failure slammed by media

    11/14/2017 5:36:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 1 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 14, 2017 | Ben Gladwell
    Italy's failure to reach a World Cup finals for the first time in 60 years was described as an "Apocalypse" by the nation's newspapers. Several long-serving players including Gianluigi Buffon, Daniele De Rossi, Giorgio Chiellini and Andrea Barzagli all announced they would retire from international duty after the 0-0 draw in Milan saw Sweden progress to next year's finals with a 1-0 aggregate win.
  • The New Mangusta Is Called AgustaWestland AH-249 (Italian attack helo)

    11/04/2017 11:31:02 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki ^ | Nov 02, 2017
    (Posted in Italian; unofficial translation by Although it shares the same general aspect as its predecessor, the Italian army’s future AH-249 scout and escort helicopter is about 50% bigger, and will be powered by the same powerpack as the AW149 battlefield utility helicopter. (IT Army image) The Italian army’s future scout and escort helicopter was unveiled during the Combat Helicopters 2017 conference in Krakow, Poland. Last year, the mysterious AgustaWestland AW249 was unveiled almost by accident last year by Leonardo's then-CEO, Mauro Moretti. Since then, months of silence, with no official or unofficial news. Well, the AW249 is no...
  • Italy's Apocalypse

    11/02/2017 5:12:31 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Daniel Pipes ^ | 11/2/17 | Daniel Pipes
    When thinking about migrants and Islam, Italy is not a country that comes to mind.Unlike its northern neighbors, Italy had no economic miracle that required the massive importation of labor. It lacks a deep bond to some major source of migration, such as South Asia for Great Britain. It has not experienced major acts of jihadi violence such as France has. Unlike Sweden, one does not hear tales of crazy appeasement and unlike Belgium there are no partial no-go zones. Unlike the Netherlands, no flamboyant anti-Islamic politician has emerged comparable to Geert Wilders and unlike Germany no anti-immigration party has...
  • Mass Brawl Breaks out Between Italians and over 30 Asylum Seekers

    10/31/2017 2:35:08 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Oct 2017 | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    Four young men were reported to judicial authorities over the weekend in Pisa after 10 Italian citizens and 30 asylum seekers engaged in a mass brawl in what the local police described as a revenge attack by the migrants. The brawl took place on Saturday night when asylum seekers in the Sardinian city of Sassari approached 20 Italian young men near the Dettori Square. The fight occurred after an asylum seeker claimed that several Italians had beaten him and returned to the nearby asylum home on Solari road where he recruited other asylum seekers to get revenge on his alleged...
  • Liberals Are So Desperate To Take Down Trump They’re Paying Thousands For Fake Docs

    03/16/2017 11:35:59 AM PDT · by kevcol · 16 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | March 16, 2017 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    A liberal activist desperate to take down President Donald Trump paid thousands of dollars for what turned out to be forged documents, revealing a willingness among Trump’s critics to believe almost anything that might hurt his presidency. The Israeli flew to Rome in January to meet with an Italian businessman who promised him a set of potentially explosive documents on Trump in exchange for $9,000 in cash, reports Buzzfeed News. The documents appeared to prove ExxonMobil had secretly bribed the president to nominate Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state, and the man eagerly passed them on to Democrat operatives...
  • DUNAMIS POWER[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/18/2017 7:20:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible ^ | bible, Holy Spirit
    Dunamis Power is yours my children just speak what you need or declare what it is My Spirit is to manifest before you and it shall be for as you have overcome the world it now sits at your feet as it does for me for we are one and I walk hand in hand with you as you do my will alone . Let My Spirit of Holiness lead your days now for the body and Bride of Christ are coming together now in a redeeming way in that all that is being done now in this hour is...