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  • More than 350 migrants successfully storm Spain border fence [Ceuta]

    02/22/2017 6:10:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    TheLocal.es ^ | 20 February 2017 09:18 CET+01:00 | AFP/The Local
    More than 350 migrants stormed the border between Morocco and Spain at Ceuta on Monday, officials said, days after one of the largest rush of arrivals over the frontier in more than a decade. The young migrants forced their way through the high border fence into the Spanish North African territory, ecstatic to have finally crossed into a European Union state. […] Ceuta and Melilla, also a Spanish territory in North Africa, have the EU’s only land borders with Africa, so are entry points for migrants who either climb the border fence, swim along the coast or hide in vehicles....
  • For-Profit Univer. Cashed In On Access To Clinton Insiders, Paying Bill Millions

    11/04/2016 4:38:12 AM PDT · by Lewis Stone · 4 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/3/2016 | Peter Hasson
    A for-profit university that paid former president Bill Clinton more than $17.6 million for his role as its “honorary chancellor” utilized access to Clinton insiders at the Clinton Global Initiative to advance its financial interests, leaked documents reveal. Laureate International Universities — also referred to as Laureate Education — has faced scrutiny over its financial relationship with the Clintons, who have faced a string of pay-to-play allegations related to the Clinton Foundation and Hillary’s time as secretary of state. The organization has the financial backing of major Clinton donor George Soros and has donated between $1 million and $5 million...
  • Morocco reportedly bans burqa over security fears

    01/12/2017 9:44:08 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 52 replies
    In an apparent attempt to foster more moderate expressions of Islam, the African country of Morocco reportedly banned the burqa, the full-body veiled often used by conservative Muslim women.
  • Morocco bans sale and production of burqas

    01/10/2017 10:25:49 AM PST · by Cronos · 8 replies
    Daily Pakistan ^ | 10 Jan 2017 | Mohammad Idres
    Tailors and retailers across Morocco have reportedly been directed to stop the sale of burqas by the Interior Ministry, the Morocco World News reported. The ministry has issued notices to burqa producers and retailers urging them to cease making and/or selling the garment. They have been further instructed all related goods will be seized if the stock was not eliminated within 48 hours. Representatives of the Interior Ministry visited markets to inform both sellers and tailors to stop the production and sale of the burqa and hand-deliver the written notices. A picture currently being circulated on social media platforms, shows...
  • Man attempts to cross into Spain smuggled inside suitcase [to Ceuta from Morocco]

    01/03/2017 1:36:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.es ^ | 3 January 2017 10:12 CET+01:00
    A Moroccan woman was caught trying to smuggle a 19-year-old man across the border with Spain curled up inside a suitcase. The Spanish Civil Guard arrested the woman in Ceuta, one of Spain’s two enclave bordering Morocco, on December 30th. The 22-year-old was caught after border guards observed her “acting suspiciously” as she waited in line to cross the border with a large suitcase. …
  • ‘Extremely violent, organized:’ 1,000 migrants storm Spanish enclave bordering Morocco

    01/01/2017 6:32:38 PM PST · by Lorianne · 43 replies
    RT (Russia Today) ^ | 01 January 2017
    About 1,000 migrants have tried to force their way into the Spanish enclave of Ceuta bordering Morocco by storming a wired border fence. Local officials say dozens of security forces from both Spain and Morocco have been injured. Crowds of migrants approached the 6-meter-high barbed wire border fence early Sunday and tried to break into Ceuta in several places. The local officials called the attempt “well organized and violent,” local news outlets write. At least five Spanish officers have been injured as a result, Ceuta officials said. Two of the refugees have been allowed into the enclave for medical treatment....
  • Morocco Warned Germany Twice About Berlin Killer Anis Amri; German Intel Did Nothing

    12/27/2016 6:37:15 AM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 27, 2016 | Michael van der Galien
    A Moroccan security official says that his country's intelligence service warned Germany twice about the risk posed by Anis Amri, the radical Muslim who slaughtered 12 people at a Christmas market in Berlin earlier this month. The official, who spoke to Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah, says that the Germans received two written warnings, one on September 19 and the other on October 1, about Amri's radical Islamic beliefs. He explains: Correspondence from the Moroccan security agencies had a clear warning about the Tunisian man's desire to carry out a terrorist act. Earlier this month, Dutch populist Geert Wilders was criticized...
  • President-elect who said global warming is a 'hoax' wants to 'leave Paris deal as soon as possible'

    11/13/2016 12:08:46 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 26 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11/13/2016 | n/a
    (videos at link) Full Title : Donald Trump looking for fast way to QUIT climate agreement: President-elect who said global warming is a 'hoax' wants to 'leave Paris deal as soon as possible' Subtitle : Since Trump was elected, governments ranging from China to small island states have reaffirmed support for the 2015 Paris Agreement Trump has called global warming a hoax and has promised to quit the Paris Agreement He was considering ways to bypass a theoretical four-year procedure for leaving the accord, according to the source 'It was reckless for the Paris agreement to enter into force before...
  • Obama: Trump's un-American, inhuman

    11/04/2016 2:32:53 PM PDT · by SJackson · 65 replies
    Politico ^ | 11-4-16 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Donald Trump is more than un-American, President Barack Obama charged here Friday: He’s almost inhuman. That’s not all: Trump’s running a racist campaign that black voters especially need to reject, Obama said. “Don’t choose fear. Choose hope,” Obama said, offering his closing argument for the final days of the campaign that’s a summoning of his own 2008 campaign and a rejection of Trump. “Don’t choose fear. Choose hope.” And Trump would only get worse if he made it to the Oval Office, Obama warned here in this state that Hillary Clinton’s campaign is hoping will go back...
  • Ecumenical Patriarch Blasts ‘Disgraceful’ Inaction on Climate Change, Says ‘Survival of God’s...

    11/04/2016 5:05:14 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, who holds a primacy of honor in Eastern Orthodoxy, has written a message to participants in COP22, the upcoming UN climate change conference in Morocco. Noting that such international meetings have been taking place for over two decades, the Ecumenical Patriarch wrote on November 3 that 22 years “is an unacceptably long period to respond to the environmental crisis, especially when we are conscious of its intimate and inseparable connections to global poverty, migration and unrest.” “Twenty-two years, moreover, is an unjustifiably interminable period to tackle the expansion of fossil fuels, when scientists inform us...
  • Wikileaks: Here's How the Clinton's Free Private Jet Scam Works

    11/03/2016 10:43:29 PM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-31-16 | Richard Pollock
    Ira Magazines, the CEO of the Clinton Health Access Initiative, asked former President Bill Clinton to thank Morocco’s King Mohammed VI for “offering his plane to the conference in Ethiopia.” http://dailycaller.com/2016/10/31/wikileaks-heres-how-the-clintons-free-private-jet-scam-works/
  • Hillary’s Two Official Favors To Morocco Resulted In $28 Million For Clinton Foundation

    10/31/2016 6:11:08 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 31, 2016 | Richard Pollock
    Hillary Clinton did two huge favors for Morocco during her tenure as secretary of state while the Clinton Foundation accepted up to $28 million in donations from the country’s ruler, King Mohammed VI, according to new information obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group. Clinton and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Lisa Jackson tried to shut down the Florida-based Mosaic Company in 2011, operator of America’s largest phosphate mining facility. Jackson’s close ties and loyalty to the Clintons were revealed when she joined the Clinton Foundation’s board of directors in 2013, just months after she left the EPA....
  • Motive for the King of Morocco's "Donation": Was it to Keep Hillary's Laughing Hyenas at Bay?

    10/22/2016 8:45:35 AM PDT · by poconopundit · 9 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 10/22/2016 | PoconoPundit
    At the debate, moderator Chris Wallace asked Hillary if the Clinton Foundation was making pay-for-play arrangements with foreign governments. But did the Clinton Foundation stick to political influence peddling, or were more sinister extortion games being played by the Hill & Bill tag team? Consider the case of King Mohammed VI whose Government apparently paid the Clinton Foundation $12 million in 2015 (according to Wikileaks emails).  An excellent backgrounder on this scenario was written by Ed Henry of Fox News: Abedin implicated Clinton in foundation trade-off with Morocco amid $12 million commitment. Now the degree to which Hillary Clinton...
  • Hillary approached king of Morocco offering appearance for $12 million . . .

    10/21/2016 4:59:09 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/21/16 | Robert Laurie
    . . . then welched on her end of the deal when she thought it might look bad politically I guess this one falls under the highly overutilized heading of If-This-Was-Any-Other-Election-Year-This-Would-End-Her, but maybe there are some of you who still care about a candidate for president of the United States being this dirty. The upshot - and all of this comes via WikiLeaks (of course) from e-mails written personally by Huma Abedin, John Podesta and Robby Mook - is that Hillary took the initiative to personally approach the king of Morocco, offering to make a personal appearance at a special...
  • Clinton Foundation Took $12 Million From Corrupt Morocco Government: She 'Created This Mess,'

    10/21/2016 9:27:41 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 13 replies
    IBTimes ^ | October 21, 2016 | Lydia O'Neal
    Clinton Foundation Took $12 Million From Corrupt Morocco Government: She 'Created This Mess,' Abedin Says In WikiLeaks Emails Fueling criticism that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton may have diplomatic conflicts of interest related to her private foundation, recent emails released by WikiLeaks show she expressed hesitation to attract more publicity to a $12 million Clinton Foundation charity meeting in Morocco—against her closest aides’ advice.
  • Just HOURS After Debate Wikileaks Hits Hillary With Hardest Blow Yet…(Pay for Play Email)

    10/20/2016 9:42:41 AM PDT · by xzins · 74 replies
    Young Consevatives ^ | 20 Oct 16 | Andrew Mark Miller
    See Email at Post #1 Hillary Clinton engaged in pay for play at the State Dept. No rational person can really argue that at this point. A lot of people have been waiting for a “smoking gun” to be revealed by WikiLeaks. Even though that’s completely unnecessary. We know enough to know she did something really bad. But WikiLeaks may have just provided that smoking gun anyway. Check it out… BOMBSHELL: #Hillary's assistant Huma admits to $12 million #PayForPay with Morocco! #ClintonFoundation #Wikileaks https://t.co/MVmpcvGGui pic.twitter.com/YSh6gwQ66P — Trump Super PAC (@TrumpSuperPAC) October 20, 2016 From Twitchy: The 13th batch of John...
  • Huma Admits $12 Million Pay For Play With Morocco!

    10/20/2016 9:41:24 AM PDT · by gaggs · 101 replies
    Another Wikileaks BOMBSHELL: Hillary’s assistant Huma Abedin admits to a $12 million pay for play meeting with Morocco!
  • WikiLeaks: Morocco Pay to Play with Clinton Global Initiative

    10/20/2016 8:30:38 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 6 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | Oct 20, 2016 | Wikileaks-Huma
    From:humahrcoffice.com To: robbymook2015gmail.com, john.podestagmail.com Date: 2015-01-18 13:57 Subject: Re: FYI CGI Africa Thank you for sharing. Just to give you some context, the condition upon which the Moroccans agreed to host the meeting was her participation. If hrc was not part if it, meeting was a non-starter. CGI also wasn't pushing for a meeting in Morocco and it wasn't their first choice. This was HRC's idea, our office approached the Moroccans and they 100 percent believe they are doing this at her request. The King has personally committed approx $12 million both for the endowment and to support the meeting....
  • Morocco turns on what will become the world’s largest solar power plant

    09/23/2016 10:57:43 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 27 replies
    Verge ^ | Feb 5, 2016 | Loren Grush
    Morocco has turned on its massive solar power plant in the town of Ourrzazate, on the edge of the Saharan desert. The plant already spans thousands of acres and is capable of generating up to 160 megawatts of power. It's already one of the biggest solar power grids in the world, capable of being seen from space. And it's only going to get bigger. The current grid, called Noor I, is just the first phase of a planned project to bring renewable energy to millions living in Morocco. It will soon be followed by expansions, Noor II and Noor III,...
  • Saffuri's Ties to Terror Suspects

    02/22/2004 9:20:10 PM PST · by Prince Charles · 14 replies · 536+ views
    Insight ^ | 2-23-2004 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Special ReportSaffuri's Ties to Terror Suspects Posted Feb. 23, 2004 By Kenneth R. Timmerman Saffuri (above) has formed relationships with several questionable allies, including Sami al-Arian, who was arrested last year. The rise of Khaled Saffuri to political prominence within the U.S. Muslim community has all the ingredients of a Horatio Alger success story. Brought up as a stateless exile in Kuwait, Saffuri came to America as a student in 1982, went to college in San Diego, and soon gravitated into the world of Muslim activism. A talented fund-raiser and behind-the-scenes power broker, Saffuri built bridges to politicians in both...
  • Morocco In Talks on Su-34 Bomber, Amur-1650 Diesel-Electric Submarine

    08/11/2016 6:48:15 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    TASS-Defense ^ | August 11, 2016
    MOSCOW --- The Moroccan Armed Services may receive the export version of the Sukhoi Su-34 (NATO reporting name: Fullback) tactical bomber and Amur-1650 diesel-electric submarine, according to the Izvestia daily citing a source in Russia’s shipbuilding industry. According to experts, Morocco has good reasons for acquiring Russian combat gear, but the export of Amur-1650 submarines is unlikely to commence before 2020. Rabat and Moscow are discussing the feasibility of the Moroccan Navy’s Amur-1650 submarine acquisition in the format of consultations so far. The ship Morocco has taken interest in is an export version of the Russian-built Project 677 Lada-class (Petersburg-class)...
  • 4 dead, 19 injured as building collapses in Casablanca

    08/06/2016 10:14:16 AM PDT · by Prospero · 21 replies
    Gulf Digital News ^ | 8/6/2016 | GDN Online Desk
    Casablanca: A four-storey building collapsed on Friday afternoon in the Sebata neighborhood in Casablanca, killing four people and injuring 19 others. Six people have been reported to be in critical condition. Research operations are underway to find survivors under the rubble of the building that collapsed at around 16:30, reported Arabic daily Al-Jazirah. Moroccan media said that the building included business outlets. Eyewitnesses posted video recordings showing the ongoing rescue operations and the extent of the damage.
  • Moroccan Olympic Boxer Hassan Saada Arrested in Rio on Sex Assault Allegations

    08/05/2016 10:47:03 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 14 replies
    NBC News ^ | 08/06/2016 | AP
    RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian police on Friday arrested Moroccan Olympic boxer Hassan Saada on allegations he sexually assaulted two Brazilian women. Police said in a statement they detained Saada after possible assaults on two Brazilian women who worked as waitresses in the Olympic Village on Wednesday. No other details were given.
  • The Michelle Marrakech Express Mashup

    06/30/2016 5:05:07 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-30-2016 | MOTUS
    Looking at the world through the sunset in your eyes Traveling the train through clear Moroccan skies Ducks and pigs and chickens call Animal carpet wall to wall American ladies five-foot tall in blue I feel pretty!Oh, so pretty!I feel pretty and witty and bright!  Wouldn't you know we're riding on the Marrakesh Express Wouldn't you know we're riding on the Marrakesh Express They're taking me to Marrakesh All aboard the train, all aboard the train All the boys think she's a spy She's got Bette Davis eyes! She got Marilyn Monroe thighs! Wouldn't you know we're riding on the Marrakesh...
  • Meryl Streep Joins Michelle Obama for Ramadan Feast in Morocco

    06/29/2016 10:45:01 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 29, 2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Actress Meryl Streep and First Lady Michelle Obama joined Princess Lalla Salma in Morocco on Tuesday night for a traditional dinner to break the fast of Ramadan, after the three spent the afternoon speaking with local high school girls about the importance of female education and empowerment. Streep, Princess Salma and members of the Moroccan royal family gathered at the King’s Palace in Marrakesh Tuesday night for a traditional Moroccan iftar, the dinner eaten to break the fast after sundown during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, according to the Daily Mail. Streep, Obama and Princess Salma were joined by...
  • Now we feast! Michelle Obama and the girls are joined by Meryl Streep for lavish dinner....

    06/29/2016 11:34:03 AM PDT · by Uncle Sam 911 · 26 replies
    Dailymail.com ^ | 6/29/16 | unknown
    Michelle Obama and her daughters indulged in a traditional Moroccan iftar with Princess Lalla Salma, the wife of King Mohammed VI, on Tuesday evening. The Obamas were joined by actress Meryl Streep and other members of the Moroccan Royal family at the sumptuous dinner to break the fast during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan at King's Palace in Marrakesh. The first lady travels to Spain on Wednesday. Michelle wore a conservative $2,995 dress by Altuzarra while Malia opted for an even more expensive outfit by Burberry Prorsum worth $4,295. Earlier on Tuesday, Mrs Obama told Moroccan teenage girls that...
  • Michelle Obama to announce nearly $100 million for education in Morocco

    06/28/2016 2:38:27 PM PDT · by PROCON · 97 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | June 28, 2016 | Katherine Skiba
    First lady Michelle Obama is relying heavily on social media to tout an overseas trip tied to the Let Girls Learn campaign, which is aiming to get an estimated 62 million uneducated girls into school. Obama started a Snapchat account with help from celebrities including James Corden of "The Late Late Show," with whom she recently taped a "Carpool Karaoke" that will run at a future date. She's posting reports on her stops in Liberia, Morocco and Spain on hellogiggles.com, an online community for women. She referred in one report to the heartbreak of an 11- or 12-year-old girl told...
  • Obama Admin. On Pace to Issue One Million Green Cards to Migrants from Majority-Muslim Countries

    06/17/2016 9:40:53 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 58 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | Jue 17,2016 | CAROLINE MAY
    Green cards, or Lawful Permanent Residency, puts immigrants on the path to citizenship and allows for lifetime residency, federal benefits, and work authorization. Included in the totals are refugees, who are required to apply for a green card after one year of residency in the U.S. Unlike other types of immigrants, refugees are immediately eligible for welfare benefits including Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), food stamps, and Medicaid Green Card Totals, FY09-FY14: Pakistan (102K), Iraq (102K), Bangladesh (90K), Iran (85K), Egypt (56K), Somalia (37K), Uzbekistan (30K), Turkey (26K), Morocco (25K), Jordan (25K), Albania (24K), Afghanistan (21K), Lebanon (20K), Yemen...
  • New UNESCO Resolution Erases Jewish Connection to Temple Mount

    04/17/2016 5:20:34 PM PDT · by Lera · 18 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    "Thus saith the LORD: I return unto Tzion and will dwell in the midst of Yerushalayim; and Yerushalayim shall be called the city of truth; and the mountain of the LORD of hosts the holy mountain." Zechariah 8:3 (The Israel BibleTM) On Friday, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) Executive Board in Paris adopted a resolution erasing Israel's ties to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall. The UNESCO resolution referred to the Temple Mount area solely as the Al-Aqsa Mosque or Al-Haram Al Sharif, ignoring the Jewish claim to the site. The resolution called Israel "the...
  • Man Shocked as 'Dead' Wife Appears on TV Show Two Years Later

    03/12/2016 5:48:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, March 12, 2016
    By Staff Published Saturday, March 12, 2016 A Moroccan man who believed he had buried his wife who was killed in a road accident two years ago is shocked to learn that she has appeared on a television programme, according to media reports. He had buried his wife in 2014 after doctors in Casablanca informed she had succumbed to her injuries. But recently his friends spotted her on a TV programme, which helps reunite ‘lost’ families, where she was allegedly appealing to help find her husband, reported a news website. She reportedly gave his name and address and claimed that...
  • Who has airpower superiority in southern Africa?

    07/16/2015 10:45:06 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    defenceWeb ^ | 13 July 2015
    South Africa’s reputation as top gun when it comes to air power in the southern African region could be shot down by Angola and its powerful new Russian fighters. The west African country is set to take delivery of the first tranche of Sukhoi Su-30K fighters in the next six months and will have 12 in service by the end of next year. Gauteng Afrikaans daily Beeld approached military analyst Helmoed Heitman, retired SAAF and Indian Air Force pilot colonel Rama Iyer and a former officer commanding 2 Squadron for their views on how the SA Air Force’s (SAAF) Gripens...
  • Anti-Semitism found to be rampant in Dutch schools

    02/08/2016 4:34:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 2/8/2016, 8:21 PM | Cynthia Blank
    Anti-Semitism is a troubling phenomenon in many Dutch schools and especially among Muslim students, a new government-commissioned report has found, JTA reports. The 55-page report, entitled "Two Worlds, Two Realities - How Do You Deal with It as a Teacher" was published last week by Dutch-Jewish journalist Margalith Kleijwegt at the Dutch Ministry of Education's request. [...] One female high-school teacher in Amsterdam recounted to Kleijwegt an incident in which a female student of Moroccan descent stood up and pronounced: "If I had a Kalashnikov [assault rifle], I'd gun down all the Jews." ...
  • Swedish police warn Stockholm's main train station is now overrun by migrant teen gangs...

    01/25/2016 2:06:10 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 01/25/2016 | Sara Malm
    Swedish police warns that Stockholm's main train station has become unsafe after being ‘taken over’ by dozens of Moroccan street children. The all-male migrant teen gangs are spreading terror in the centre of the Swedish capital, stealing, groping girls and assaulting security guards, according to Stockholm police. Members of the gangs, some as young as nine, roam central Stockholm day and night, refusing help provided by the Swedish authorities. Sweden has seen a dramatic increase in the number of Moroccan under-18s who apply for asylum without a parent or guardian in the past four years, with many later running away...
  • Morocco King's Message on ‘Rights of Religious Minorities in Muslim Countries (truncated)

    01/25/2016 12:08:21 PM PST · by wtd · 9 replies
    Morocco World News ^ | Monday, 25 January 2016
    King Mohammed VI's Message to Conference on 'Rights of Religious Minorities in Muslim Countries'Rabat – King Mohammed VI addressed a message to the participants in the conference on "The rights of religious minorities in Islamic lands", which kicked off Monday morning in Marrakech. Here follows the full text of the Royal message, read by Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs, Ahmed Toufiq. Praise be to God May peace and blessings be upon all Prophets and Messengers Ladies and Gentlemen, It gives me great pleasure to send this message to your Conference and to welcome you to Marrakesh, the city...
  • North Africans the target of fury after Cologne assaults

    01/24/2016 6:23:47 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 23 Jan 2016 18:51 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    ... Germany's Maghreb community has come under a harsh spotlight after hundreds of women were groped and robbed by mainly North African suspects on New Year's Eve outside Cologne's main train station. Only one suspect -- an Algerian asylum seeker -- has been arrested so far over the sex crimes and 25 Moroccans and Algerians count among the 30 suspects under investigation, police said. [...] Even before the full scale of the Cologne rampage emerged, Berlin had already been watching with concern at a sudden jump in the number of Moroccan and Algerian asylum seekers in December. ...
  • 'Algeria and Morocco must take back deportees': Berlin

    01/16/2016 2:41:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 16 Jan 2016 11:41 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    Germany wants Algeria and Morocco to take back their nationals with no residence permits in Germany after a sharp rise in asylum seekers from the two North African countries, officials said Friday. Alarmed by the spike in North African arrivals, German authorities want their countries of origin to help in their swift repatriations, in order to free up resources to deal with asylum seekers fleeing war and violence. But the German authorities have in recent weeks flagged problems in expelling Algerians and Moroccans, saying their countries of origin were often unwilling to take them back because of missing identity documents....
  • Number of New Year’s Eve cases in Germany rises to over 600

    01/10/2016 9:42:59 PM PST · by Mariner · 38 replies
    AFP ^ | January 10th, 2016 | By Friederike Heine
    Attacks on women in Cologne and other German cities on New Year’s Eve have prompted more than 600 criminal complaints, with police suspicion resting on asylum seekers, putting pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel and her open door migrant policy. The attacks, mostly targeting women and ranging from theft to sexual molestation, have prompted a highly-charged debate in Germany about its welcoming stance for refugees and migrants, more than one million of whom arrived last year. The sudden nature of the violent attacks and the fact that they stretched from Hamburg to Frankfurt prompted Germany’s justice minister Heiko Maas to speculate...
  • Trump ad shows footage of migrants in Morocco, not at 'southern border'

    01/04/2016 12:39:39 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 202 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 4, 2015 | Caitlin Yilek
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's new television ad shows footage of dozens of people crossing a fence as the narrator mentions the U.S.'s "southern border" with Mexico. The footage, however, is actually of Moroccans crossing the border into Melilla, one of two enclaves on the Moroccan coast held by Spain, according to Politifact The narrator says the billionaire will "stop illegal immigration by building a wall on our southern border that Mexico will pay for," as the footage plays. Politifact traced the images to an Italian television network, Repubblica TV, which posted the video on May 3, 2014. About 800...
  • Ancient Mediterranean flood mystery solved

    08/17/2013 3:47:54 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 49 replies
    BBC News ^ | Wednesday, December 9, 2009 | Victoria Gill
    Research has revealed details of the catastrophic Zanclean flood that refilled the Mediterranean Sea more than five million years ago. The flood occurred when Atlantic waters found their way into the cut-off and desiccated Mediterranean basin. The researchers say that a 200km channel across the Gibraltar strait was carved out by the floodwaters... show that the resulting flood could have filled the basin within two years. The team was led by Daniel Garcia-Castellanos from the Research Council of Spain (CSIC)... Using existing borehole and seismic data, his team showed how the flood would have begun with water spilling over a...
  • What the Margins of Spain's Ebro River Basin Looked Like 6 Million Years Ago

    06/05/2011 5:55:04 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | June 2011 | Roger Urgeles et al
    A Spanish research team, using 3-D reflection seismology, has for the first time mapped the geomorphological features of the Ebro river basin 5 to 6 million years ago. The images obtained show that the surface analysed is today 2.5 or 3 kilometres below the sea bed. "The results shed light on the way in which the sea level fell during the Messinian (between 5.33 and 6 million years ago), and imply that the subsequent inundation of the river margins happened extremely quickly," says Roger Urgeles, lead author of the study and a researcher at the Department of Marine Geology of...
  • Colossal Flood Created the Mediterranean Sea

    01/11/2010 11:13:34 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 35 replies · 1,348+ views
    livescience ^ | 09 December 2009 | Andrea Thompson
    The Mediterranean Sea as we know it today formed about 5.3 million years ago when Atlantic Ocean waters breached the strait of Gibraltar, sending a massive flood into the basin. Geologists have long known that the Mediterranean became isolated from the world's oceans around 5.6 million years ago, evaporating almost completely in the hundreds of thousands of years that followed. Scientists also largely agree that the Mediterranean basin was refilled when the movements of Earth's crustal plates caused the ground around the Gibraltar Strait to subside, allowing the ocean waters of the Atlantic to cut through the rock separating the...
  • Colossal Flood Created the Mediterranean Sea

    12/09/2009 12:16:53 PM PST · by decimon · 49 replies · 1,469+ views
    Live Science ^ | Dec 9, 2009 | Andrea Thompson
    The Mediterranean Sea as we know it today formed about 5.3 million years ago when Atlantic Ocean waters breached the strait of Gibraltar, sending a massive flood into the basin. > But exactly how the waters cut their way through and how long it took them to do so wasn't known. >
  • Mediterranean Sea Dried Up Five Million Years Ago

    02/12/2009 7:51:15 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies · 1,280+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | Thursday, February 12, 2009 | Utrecht University
    Approximately five million years ago, the Mediterranean Sea dried up after it was sealed off from the Atlantic Ocean. According to earth scientist Rob Govers of Utrecht University, a reduction in the weight on the Earth's crust led to the Straits of Gibraltar moving upwards. Govers will publish his conclusions in the February issue of the earth sciences journal Geology. Much like a mattress springs back into shape after you get off it, the Earth's crust moves upwards when sea levels fall. Known as isostasy, this phenomenon explains how the Mediterranean Sea was sealed off from the Atlantic Ocean five...
  • The Mediterranean Was A Desert

    12/16/2003 4:26:48 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 1,043+ views
    geocities.com ^ | 3-23-2003 | Alan Feuerbacher
    The Mediterranean Was a Desert Alan Feuerbacher In the past three decades convincing evidence has been found that the Mediterranean Sea has completely dried up at least once, and probably many times. The first solid evidence came in the summer of 1970, when geologists aboard the deep sea research and drilling ship Glomar Challenger brought up drill cores containing gypsum, rock salt, and various other minerals that could only have been formed by drying up of seawater. What was remarkable was that these minerals were found on the ocean floor, one to three kilometers deep, buried under as much as...
  • Search For "Lost" Atlantis Centers On Strait Of Gibraltar

    01/04/2002 4:45:18 PM PST · by blam · 41 replies · 2,784+ views
    Search for "Lost" Atlantis Centers on Strait of Gibraltar The Record, Bergen County, New Jersey January 4, 2002 It was Plato, around 360 B.C., who first described an ancient, exotic island kingdom catastrophically buried beneath the sea when its once-virtuous people angered the gods with their pronounced tilt toward sin and corruption. Since then, creative souls ranging from Jules Verne to Kirk Morris, Maria Montez, Fay Spain, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Michael J. Fox, and Walt Disney have sought to explain and exploit the terrible fate that befell Atlantis. Vases from Atlantis? Archaeologists made an important find in the 1960s, lending support ...
  • Hunter-gatherer diet caused tooth decay

    01/12/2014 3:03:25 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | Tuesday, January 7, 2014 | Natural History Museum
    ...The results published in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) also suggest tooth decay was more prevalent in earlier societies than previously estimated. The results also suggest that the hunter-gatherer society studied may have developed a more sedentary lifestyle than previously thought, relying on nut harvesting. Dental disease was thought to have originated with the introduction of farming and changes in food processing around 10,000 years ago. A greater reliance on cultivated plant foods, rich in fermentable carbohydrates, resulted in rotting teeth.High level of decayNow, the analysis of 52 adult dentitions from hunter-gatherer skeletons found in a cave...
  • Qatari royals rush to Switzerland in nine planes after emir breaks leg

    12/30/2015 12:38:16 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | December 29, 2015
    Qatari royals rush to Switzerland in nine planes after emir breaks leg A fleet of jets, including an Airbus, made emergency landings at Zurich-Kloten airport after Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani suffered a fracture Agence France-Presse Tuesday 29 December 2015 07.05 GMT Unidentified individuals travelling in as many as nine planes belonging to Qatar's royal family made an emergency trip to Switzerland over the weekend for medical reasons, according to a Swiss official. A spokesman for Switzerland's federal office of civil aviation confirmed local media reports that multiple aircraft made unscheduled landings at the Zurich-Kloten airport overnight from 25...
  • Beyond Strauss-Kahn, to the IMF and Iran

    07/06/2011 12:31:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 5, 2011 | Claudia Rosett
    When it comes to selling copy, it’s a good bet that sex trumps multilateral finance. That’s an axiom of human nature. It would be asking too much to expect that the media, or its customers, would be as fascinated by the in-house diplomacy of the International Monetary Fund as all concerned have been by the scandal surrounding the recently handcuffed and dethroned IMF managing director, Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Most eyes are now on the prosecutor’s cratering case, the curious past of the maid who alleged the sexual assault, and the media now analyzing its own coverage of these sordid events. But...
  • 'I wish Eighty or Ninety Jews Would Die with each Bomb'

    10/21/2003 7:46:46 AM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 50 replies · 252+ views
    JewishComment.com ^ | Saturday 11th Oct 2003 | Editors
    On Thursday evening we went to Marks & Spencer department store. On the way, the bus conductor wanted it known to the passengers that he was Moroccan. He went from seat to seat making a point of greeting passengers in Arabic, and animatedly chatting with women in traditional Muslim clothes. He did make a point of grunting to those of us who were, shall we say, ‘traditional locals.’ We did not feel slighted but as we approached Oxford Street he went to the front of the bus and told those of us seated at that end of the vehicle that...
  • 'Complete failure': French intelligence grapples with fallout of Paris attacks

    11/23/2015 11:38:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | November 23, 2015
    French intelligence officials were not aware until days after this month's deadly terror attack on Paris that the suspected mastermind of the carnage had a female cousin living just north of the capital, according to a published report. The Wall Street Journal reports that information provided by Moroccan intelligence tied Hasna Houlahcen to Abdelhamid Abaaoud, enabling authorities to launch the raid that killed the two relatives this past Wednesday in Saint-Denis. However, that lapse and others has left France's security services with uncomfortable questions to answer as the country reels from a second deadly act of terror following the attacks...