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  • Palestinian clans reject treaty ending discrimination against women

    12/22/2019 6:57:10 PM PST · by aimhigh · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/22/2019 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    Several Palestinian clans have rejected The Convention of the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women, a move widely seen as a revolt against the PA. Critics of the treaty claim that it goes against Arab and Islamic norms and teachings. “This treaty is unacceptable to Arabs and Muslims,” remarked Palestinian activist Abu Ghassan Shaheen. “It goes against our religion and traditions.” On Saturday, leaders of large Palestinian clans in Hebron called on the PA to withdraw from the treaty. They also called for banning feminist groups from entering Palestinian schools. The clan leaders expressed opposition to the PA’s...
  • ‘Panama Papers’ Implicate Client of Clinton-Linked Lobbying Firm

    04/06/2016 6:34:56 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 2 replies
    FreeBacon ^ | April 5, 2016 | BY:
    ‘Panama Papers’ Implicate Client of Clinton-Linked Lobbying Firm Podesta Group registered to lobby for bank subsidiary weeks before tax haven leak BY: Lachlan Markay April 5, 2016 A firm with ties to senior members of the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign registered to lobby on behalf of a major Russian bank just weeks before a massive leak exposed the bank’s role in a web of secret financial dealings that have enriched members of Russian president Vladimir Putin’s inner circle. The “Panama Papers” are being called “the Wikileaks of the mega-rich.” Corporate documents leaked from the law firm Mossack Fonseca show how...
  • Trump’s Openness Is Forcing A Stronger NATO And Europe

    12/03/2019 1:50:09 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 9 replies
    The American people and the world are witnessing a revolution of openness brought on by none other than the frank, brusk, always to the point methods of President Trump. This was on full display this week as Trump held public press conferences with world leaders during the NATO meeting in London, and repeatedly had shockingly open and honest discussions — the things that have always been kept behind closed doors in the past, and then reported via leaks through a partisan media. Trump’s method forces difficult issues out into the light without the bias filter. With French President Emmanuel Macron,...
  • 'Circumcision ban will end Jewish communities in Europe'

    12/01/2019 9:13:25 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 79 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/12/19 | Yoni Kempinski
    Arutz Sheva spoke with Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, President of the Conference of European Rabbis (CER), at a gathering of its Standing Committee in Geneva, Switzerland. How more challenging and scary has being a Jew in Europe become? "It's very challenging, as an individual and as a community." You're referring to fears of anti-Semitism? "Yes. We witnessed an attack on Yom Kippur in eastern Germany, not ISIS - Neo-Nazis. In the last years, no Jews were killed by neo-Nazis in Europe. It's a whole new phenomenon." "We have problems today from the left and the right and the center. This is...
  • Bo Xilai scandal: Cambodia refuses to extradite French architect to China

    06/22/2012 7:10:02 PM PDT · by csvset · 1 replies
    France24 ^ | 22/06/2012 | News wire
    A French national detained in Cambodia, who has been linked to the scandal surrounding China's deposed politician Bo Xilai, will not be extradited, a minister said on Friday. Patrick Henri Devillers will, however, remain in custody. REUTERS - The French architect linked to China’s biggest political scandal in two decades and detained in Cambodia will not be extradited to any country, a minister said, adding another twist to a high-profile case already shrouded in mystery. Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong gave no details on what grounds China had requested the arrest of Patrick Henri Devillers, whose whereabouts is unknown, but...
  • Trump administration to reduce NATO aid

    11/27/2019 5:49:00 PM PST · by Farcesensitive · 27 replies
    No Excerpt due to USA Today. Link: https://news.yahoo.com/trump-administration-reduce-nato-aid-215515120.html
  • Luxembourg's PM tears into Boris Johnson over the 'nightmare of Brexit' as he stands next...

    09/16/2019 10:11:05 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 37 replies
    DM ^ | 9/16/2019 | JAMES TAPSFIELD, POLITICAL EDITOR FOR MAILONLINE
    Boris Johnson dramatically pulled out of a press conference in Luxembourg today after protests and an extraordinary spat with counterpart Xavier Bettel. Protesters carrying messages including 'Bog Off Boris' first jeered the PM after showdown talks with EU commission president Jean-Claude Juncker over lunch at a restaurant. And Mr Johnson then faced cat-calls from a crowd including British ex-pats as he arrived for a meeting with Luxembourg counterpart Xavier Bettel. The stormy atmosphere led to Mr Johnson requesting the press call be held outside following their private discussions. It was originally planned to be held just yards from the demonstrations....
  • Nervous About Trump: EU Fearful of Including U.S. on Tax-Haven List

    08/31/2019 8:18:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Der Speigel ^ | August 23, 2019 06:20 PM | Peter Müller
    It sounded like a historical moment was in the offing. For the first time, Europe’s finance ministers were seriously planning on publicly denouncing tax havens by presenting a black list of countries that lure companies through tax-saving schemes. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said the countries on the list were “not doing enough to fight tax evasion.” Fellow Frenchman Pierre Moscovici, the European Union’s commissioner for economic and monetary affairs, called for vigorous sanctions. […] That was one and a half years ago, and that momentum has largely disappeared. This is partly because the black list had several fundamental...
  • In a first, India votes in favour of Israel at UN against Palestine human rights body

    06/11/2019 4:18:53 AM PDT · by Cronos · 10 replies
    the print.in ^ | 11 june 2019 | Nayanima Basu
    In an unprecedented move last week, India voted in support of Israel at the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to deny observer status to a Palestinian human rights organisation named ‘Shahed’. This is the first time India has taken a step back from its decades-old position on the two-state theory under which New Delhi sees both Israel and Palestine as separate and independent countries, seeking to bring peace in West Asia.The vote, which took place on 6 June at the UN, saw countries such as US, France, Germany, India, Japan, UK, South Korea and Canada polling in favour of...
  • Panama Papers Reveal Clinton’s Kremlin Connection

    04/08/2016 7:42:39 AM PDT · by Smittie · 14 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | 04/07/16 | John R. Schindler
    The revelations of the so-called Panama Papers that are roiling the world’s political and financial elites this week include important facts about Team Clinton. This unprecedented trove of documents purloined from a shady Panama law firm that arranged tax havens, and perhaps money laundering, for the globe’s super-rich includes juicy insights into how Russia’s elite hides its ill-gotten wealth. Almost lost among the many revelations is the fact that Russia’s biggest bank uses The Podesta Group as its lobbyist in Washington, D.C. Though hardly a household name, this firm is well known inside the Beltway, not least because its CEO...
  • New France-Germany treaty aims to revive EU

    01/22/2019 12:35:50 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 34 replies
    dw.com ^ | January 22, 2019 | Andreas Noll, Ralf Bosen
    ... Moving from visions to concrete defense projects has always been difficult because of the nations' diverging philosophies: The French are more likely to opt for intervention, while the Germans are very reluctant on the military stage. That should improve, however, as Germany and France have pledged assistance — including military assistance — "in the event of an armed attack" on one of the two countries.
  • BREXIT TRIUMPH: Brussels 'will GIVE IN' on THIS UK demand after EU economy WOBBLES

    01/05/2019 9:16:47 AM PST · by Monrose72 · 19 replies
    NN ^ | 2019-01-05 21:00 | OLI SMITH
    BRUSSELS are likely to buckle to Britain’s key Brexit demands, due to uproar among EU countries over fears of an economic decline in the case of a no deal departure. The EU27 will give in to Prime Minister Theresa May’s demands to make the Irish border backstop a legally temporary measure. The key British demand is the only obstacle holding up Mrs May’s deal from passing in Parliament. The DUP and dozens of Brexiteers have vowed to vote down the deal this month unless changes are made to the backstop.
  • EU plan to enable non-dollar Iran trade, oil sales unraveling: diplomats

    11/14/2018 7:21:03 AM PST · by Java4Jay · 23 replies
    A special European Union initiative to protect trade with Iran against newly reimposed U.S. sanctions faces possible collapse with no EU country willing to host the operation for fear of provoking U.S. punishment.
  • EU votes for total ban on organizations opposed to mass Muslim migration, thought police to be...

    11/04/2018 7:49:24 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | NOV 4, 2018 8:00 AM | ROBERT SPENCER
    FULL TITLE: EU votes for total ban on organizations opposed to mass Muslim migration, thought police to be created “The Parliament is concerned by the increasing normalisation of fascism, racism and xenophobia and calls on EU states to ban neo-fascist and neo-Nazi groups.” The problem with this is that the EU labels as “neo-fascist” and “neo-Nazi” all those who oppose their agenda of mass Muslim migration and want to preserve European states as free societies. “MEPs argue, that there is a legal laxity towards ‘right-wing organisations’ in some member states and that this is one of the reasons behind the...
  • Europe’s Recent Brush With Iranian Terrorism — A Wake-Up Call For Governments And Press?

    10/02/2018 6:57:23 AM PDT · by blam · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-2-1018 | Kenneth Maginnis
    This is the reality: A career diplomat crossing European borders in a rented car while carrying a professionally-made bomb, which bears a design favored by jihadists. In Luxembourg, he hands over the bomb to two would-be terrorists, long-standing residents of Europe who just look like any ordinary young married couple. They accept it with a clear mission in mind: to bomb a political rally in the largest convention center in France, located in the suburbs of Paris. If the plot is successful, it will kill many among the tens of thousands of people in attendance, among who were hundreds of...
  • Report: Merkel secures deal with 14 EU nations on migrants

    06/30/2018 7:48:13 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 15 replies
    AP/Fox News ^ | June 30, 2018 | David Rising
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has reportedly secured agreements with 14 European Union countries to rapidly return some asylum seekers as she seeks to end a schism in her government over migration policy. The countries included Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic, which have all been harsh critics of Merkel's welcoming stance to migrants, as well as Belgium, France, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden. Top CSU lawmaker Markus Soeder, Bavaria's governor, on Saturday praised the EU agreement as more than his party had expected, but at the same time suggested that it left open the...
  • Space mining set to produce world’s first TRILLIONAIRE in galactic gold rush

    04/23/2018 10:12:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 105 replies
    www.dailystar.co.uk ^ | Published 22nd April 2018 | By Rachel O'Donoghue
    A galactic gold rush has been predicted for some time, with experts saying teams will race against each other to collect precious metals from space rocks. Earlier this year, physicist Michio Kaku described asteroids as “flying gold mine[s] in outer space” that could replenish any metal shortage on Earth. Examples of valuable asteroids include one rock measuring 3,000ft across that contains $5.4 trillion worth of platinum. And now it is predicted the first trillionaire will make their fortune in outer space. PRICELESS: One asteroid contains $5.4trillion worth of platinum __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson: “The first trillionaire there will...
  • EU to tax tech giants at 'two to six percent': France

    03/04/2018 3:22:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 4 March 2018 12:37 CET+01:00 | AFP
    The EU will soon unveil a plan for taxing major internet companies like Amazon and Facebook by imposing a levy of two to six percent on revenues in every country where they operate, French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said on Sunday. “The range will be from two to six percent, but closer to two than to six,” Le Maire told the Journal du Dimanche newspaper. The European Commission has said it will present by end March an overhaul of its tax rules, which currently allow US digital economy giants to report their income from across the bloc in any...
  • European Commission president: 'The Swiss have a completely false view of me' [Juncker]

    02/18/2018 11:34:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 15 February 2018 12:50 CET+01:00
    Tensions between Switzerland and the European Union over a planned institutional framework accord continued to simmer on Wednesday with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker saying the Swiss government was responsible for the current stalemate in the negotiations. “I have met with the [former] Swiss president [Doris Leuthard] eight times since coming to office, and have always indicated that an institutional framework accord is necessary,” said Juncker. “It was promised on many occasions, but has not materialized.” “I remain, despite that, a friend of Switzerland — although I have always noticed on holidays that when I met Swiss people, they have...
  • Report: Slovenia to recognize 'Palestine'

    01/21/2018 9:45:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 01/22/18 06:08 | Elad Benari
    Slovenia is expected to recognize the “state of Palestine” in the coming weeks in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, senior officials in Jerusalem told Israel’s Channel 10 News on Sunday. According to those officials, three other European countries are considering the same move. About a week ago, according to the report, the Slovenian government convened to promote the recognition of “Palestine” as a state, and the Slovenian government passed the issue to parliament, which is the body authorized to recognize other countries. On January 31, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Slovenian Parliament...