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  • Merkel Calls For Raising ‘European Army’ To Defend Against U.S.

    11/14/2018 3:05:50 PM PST · by mandaladon · 85 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 14 Nov 2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Angela Merkel is on her way out as Chancellor of Germany, whether it be at the end of her term (she’s not running again) or through being forced out sooner. But that doesn’t mean that she’s going quietly into that good night. Following some rather acerbic remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron about the European Union needing to be able to stand up to the United States, Merkel chimed in this week with a wonderful plan of her own, no matter how offensive it may sound. She suggested that the EU needs their own standing army so they can be...
  • Estonia is the fifth EU nation leaving the UN migration pact – Prime Minister

    11/18/2018 10:13:38 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Voice of Europe ^ | 16 November 2018 | Paul Dijks
    After Hungary, Austria, the Czech Republic and Bulgaria, Estonia has also left the UN migration pact. “In forming the governing coalition, we agreed that we make decisions only by consensus. The government has today failed to reach agreement at the Cabinet meeting on support for the UN migration pact. Therefore, the government will not join the agreement, “wrote Prime Minister Jüri Ratas (Center Party) on Thursday on Facebook.The comprehensive management of immigration is important for all countries, emphasised Ratas. However, the laws of Estonia are already in line with democratic and European principles. This also applies to the future. For the...
  • French protesters railing against Macron block roads

    11/17/2018 8:45:45 AM PST · by mandaladon · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 17 Nov 2018 | Sarah White, Caroline Pailliez
    PARIS (Reuters) - Thousands gathered on motorways across France on Saturday to protest against higher fuel taxes and President Emmanuel Macron’s economic policies, in a campaign of road blockades in which one protester was accidentally killed and dozens were injured. Dubbed the “yellow vests”, protesters took to motorway sliproads and tunnel entrances, causing major back-ups at some highway tolls and blocking access to airports, including in Toulouse. The demonstrations, coordinated on social media, and born out of a backlash against rising fuel prices, are the latest confrontation between Macron and dissatisfied voters who view the former investment banker as out...
  • NATO Exercise Trident Juncture 2018 In NORWAY

    11/17/2018 5:07:11 AM PST · by PIF · 17 replies
    You Tube ^ | Oct 30, 2018 | MDAmilitary
    21 min video of the recent NATO exercise with Norwegian, Italian, British, French, and US troops. Some videos of the frigate class recently sunk (F313) in collision with a tanker; planes, ships of the line, light tanks,heavy tanks, and more. Guys in dark green jackets and white pants ... The President of Norway (Female) wearing a steel helmet riding standing in a heavy tank ... LOL, mobile arty girls in action.
  • ‘No More Bargaining’ — Merkel Warns Offer Is Final as Brussels Chiefs Hope Brexit Will Be Called Off

    11/16/2018 12:35:10 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Nov 2018 | Virginia Hale
    There is “no question” of renegotiating the super-soft Brexit deal agreed with Theresa May, Angela Merkel has warned, as Eurocrats voiced hope that the divorce could be called off altogether. Speaking after a cabinet meeting in Potsdam, the German Chancellor said: “We have a document on the table that Britain and the remaining 27 EU states have agreed. There is, as far as I am concerned, no question of further bargaining at present.” With German industry bodies set to be hit particularly hard in the event of a no-deal Brexit, Merkel stated this would be the “worst and most chaotic...
  • Tony Blair claims Eurocrats gloated to him about defeating Britain during Brexit talks

    11/16/2018 12:28:12 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 14th November 2018 | Harry Cole
    TONY Blair last night sparked fury by boasting EU officials privately gloated to him that they forced Britain to “cave” in divorce talks.
  • John Kerry: Europe must tackle climate change or face migration chaos

    11/16/2018 8:24:05 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 15, 2018 | by Patrick Wintour, Diplomatic editor
    Europe faces even deeper political turmoil and the possibility of mass migration from Africa unless the world urgently addresses the threat of climate change, the former US secretary of state John Kerry said on Thursday. In the discussion with the Observer Kerry said: “We are heading for catastrophe unless we respond to some life-threatening challenges very rapidly. We have a climate-denying president that pulls us out of the the Paris climate change agreement at a time when literally every day matters. “Europe is already crushed under this transformation that is taking place due to migration. In Germany Angela Merkel is...
  • Another day another gang rape: Woman raped in Swedish playground by three Africans

    11/15/2018 9:10:38 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 60 replies
    Voice of Europe ^ | 13 November 2018 | Voice of Europe
    A 25-year-old woman has been gang raped by Africans in a playground in central Stockholm. The woman contacted the police herself on Friday, who then arrested the three men the same evening. The arrest warrants show that the men are 18, 20 and 29 years old. Two are citizens of Somalia and the third in Eritrea. One of them needs interpreting in Somali and another in Arabic. Which means that they most likely are newly arrived migrants. Two of them are previously convicted. The 18-year-old has committed assaults and drug offences. The 20-year-old is convicted of several cases of theft...
  • 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.
  • Polish defense minister to talk ‘Fort Trump’ in US

    11/14/2018 10:29:37 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 6 replies
    Radio Poland ^ | 13.11.2018
    While in the US capital, Mariusz Błaszczak was scheduled to sit down for talks with officials including Defence Secretary James Mattis, Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported. During his previous trip to Washington at the end of last month, Błaszczak held talks with President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton as part of a flurry of efforts by the government in Warsaw to have more US troops stationed in Poland amid fears of Russian aggression. Błaszczak told reporters he was optimistic about talks on setting up what officials and the media have dubbed “Fort Trump” in Poland. Błażej Spychalski,...
  • France Finance Minister: Europe Must Become an ‘Empire’ to Compete with U.S. (TR)

    11/13/2018 11:51:20 AM PST · by DFG · 37 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/13/2018 | Victoria Friedman
    France’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has called for Europe to become an “empire” to compete with the United States after the country’s President Emmanuel Macron called for an EU army to defend against the NATO ally. “It’s about Europe having to become a kind of empire, as China is. And how the U.S. is,” Mr Le Maire told Germany’s Handelsblatt. Adding that it would be a “peaceful empire,” the economics and finance minister touted the progressive government’s green credentials, saying that the European empire should “rel[y] on green growth. Neither China nor the U.S., who are leaving the Paris...
  • Merkel calls for the creation of a 'real, true' European army in rebuke to Trump [tr]

    11/13/2018 7:47:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 107 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 13, 2018 | Chris Pleasance
    Angela Merkel called for the creation of a 'real, true' European army during a speech to EU ministers on Tuesday in a rebuke to President Trump. The German Chancellor also called for a European Security Council that would be responsible for coordinating defence policy on the continent. Merkel spoke out after French President Emmanuel Macron floated the same idea last week, drawing the ire of President Donald Trump.
  • France Finance Minister: Europe Must Become an ‘Empire..

    11/13/2018 6:24:31 AM PST · by chief lee runamok · 73 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/13/2018 | Victoria Freidman
    France’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has called for Europe to become an “empire” to compete with the United States after the country’s President Emmanuel Macron called for an EU army to defend against the NATO ally.
  • Caroline Glick: A Desperate Emmanuel Macron Attacks Donald Trump

    11/13/2018 4:03:36 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Caroline Glick
    Upon landing in France over the weekend, Trump called Macron’s remarks about defending against America “insulting.” The President tweeted that instead of figuring out a way to fight the U.S., the Europeans should pay their share of NATO’s budget, which the U.S. has been underwriting. Macron’s anti-Americanism isn’t only fueled by domestic political concerns. He has two other – perhaps even more significant – causes for his hostility. First, and most fundamentally, Macron rightly views Trump’s presidency and his nationalist vision of America as an existential threat to the European Union. As political philosopher Yoram Hazony explains in his vital...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Macron Wants ‘European Union Army,’ Can’t Make NATO Payments

    11/13/2018 3:19:02 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Robert Kraychik
    Victor Davis Hanson told Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow on Monday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily that French President Emmanuel Macron’s proposal for a European Union army is “absurd,” noting France’s failure to meet its financial commitments to NATO. Hanson reflected on Macron’s Sunday remarks at the centennial commemoration of World War I’s armistice in Paris, France, where the French leader said, “Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism: Nationalism is treason.” Hanson said, “I was kind of shocked, because here the host was taking the occasion to pose as Europe’s next leader by basically attacking not only Eastern...
  • Sweden Latest: Third Try At A New Gpvernment, Some Will Work With Sweden Democrats, Others Won't

    11/12/2018 5:53:46 PM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/12/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    For the third time since elections just over two months ago, an attempt will be made to form a new government this week in Sweden. The leader of the "Right" bloc Ulf Kristersson is set for his second try. His Moderate Party with its 70 seats and the Christian Democrats with their 22 seats are proposing a minority government in the 349 seat Parliament (Riksdag). They are hoping other parties will give their support without joining the government but the "Left" bloc is opposed along with some of "Right" parties, the Liberals and Center, if the Sweden Democrats vote to...
  • Trump, Putin, Erdogan to meet in Paris for World War I Centenary Services

    11/05/2018 9:21:15 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Nov 5, 2018 | Patrick Wintour
    Donald Trump is to hold meetings with Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Paris as world leaders arrive in western Europe for ceremonies to mark 100 years since the end of the first world war. Emmanuel Macron, the French president and host for the armistice ceremonies in Paris on 11 November, hopes to use the emotion of the occasion to warn that a nationalist resurgence led by authoritarian leaders – an outcome of the flawed ending of the first world war – will threaten liberal democracies and the institutions of multilateralism, the chief outcome of the second world war....
  • UN Demands Ban on Trump-style “Nationalist Populism”

    11/12/2018 6:56:20 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 59 replies
    the one american ^ | Monday, 12 November 2018 | Alex Newman
    BRINDISI, Italy — The United Nations is seriously stepping up its campaign to undermine free speech, online freedom, and a surge in opposition to globalism worldwide. Pointing to what it calls “international law” against racism and “intolerance,” the UN is demanding a global crackdown on fundamental human rights as well as what is described as “nationalist populism.” In particular, the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment must go. As part of the attack, political and economic ideas the UN hates — populism, concern about corrupt elites, nationalism, individual liberty, borders, and more — are also now officially in the UN’s crosshairs. Basically,...
  • Israeli air strike destroys Hamas TV building in Gaza: AFP

    11/12/2018 1:28:20 PM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    AFP ^ | November 12, 2018 | Staff
    An Israeli air strike destroyed Hamas's Al-Aqsa TV building in the Gaza Strip on Monday after a series of warning shots, AFP journalists reported, drawing threats of a harsh response from Palestinian militants. The strike came as violence again flared between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza. Hamas confirmed that the building in Gaza City was destroyed, while Islamic Jihad vowed to respond to Israel's action.
  • France – Macron’s Popularity in a Free-Fall

    11/11/2018 10:38:02 AM PST · by Tilting · 25 replies
    Armstrong Economics ^ | Nov 11, 2018 | Martin Armstrong
    In France, things are not much better. Emmanuel Macron, the current president of the French Republic, has collapsed in popularity from 57% to just starting to break the 30% level. Macron has collapsed in popularity faster than Nicolas Sarkozy did, who was a one-term president. Macron said he wanted to turn France into the “Start-up nation” but really promised the same old traditional political agenda. Many are becoming concerned in France also about the massive immigration. Many French are calling it a Trojan Horse, for now, one-third of all births in France are from non-European. The problem with all the...