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  • Europol signs strategic agreement with Israeli Police

    07/22/2018 10:36:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 18, 2018 18:24 | Tamara Zieve
    Europol signed a strategic agreement with the Israel Police on Tuesday, marking the first-ever working agreement signed between the European Union criminal intelligence agency and a non-EU country. The agreement was signed in The Hague by Israel Police Commissioner Roni Alsheich and Catherine De Bolle, Executive Director of Europol. The signing of the “Police to Police” agreement followed intensive discussions and a vote at the Europol headquarters which was unanimously approved by 28 representatives of member countries. Europol said in a press release that the agreement will be important for tackling priority crime areas affecting both the European Union and...
  • WSJ/NBC Poll: Trump’s Approval Rating Inches Higher, Buoyed by Republican Support (New High)

    07/22/2018 4:49:25 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 22,2018 | Michael C. Bender
    Despite a week of constant criticism by the media, Democrats, and certain members of the Republican party for his meeting with Vladamir Putin in Helsinki, Donald Trump’s approval ratings increased to the highest level of his presidency according to a Wall Street Journal/ NBC poll. Michael C. Bender writes at the Wall Street Journal: WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump’s approval rating edged higher during a week in which he faced withering criticism following a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, signaling that he is positioned to weather the latest controversy sparked by his unusual brand of politics. Mr. Trump’s job approval rating...
  • Bavarian town votes against building mosque [Kaufbeuren]

    07/22/2018 9:14:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 07.23.2018 | av/es (KNA, DPA)
    In a local election on Sunday, the residents of Kaufbeuren, a small town in Bavaria, voted against providing public land for the construction of a mosque. At issue was the question of whether the city would provide the local branch of the nationally active Turkish-Islamic religious association DITIB with a 5,000 square meter (54,000 square foot) plot in an industrial area. At least 45 percent of the approximately 34,000 voters took part in the election. A minimum of a 20 percent turnout was necessary to make the vote valid. The city must now break off its negotiations with DITIB. According...
  • German army mulls recruiting foreign EU nationals to boost recruitment

    07/22/2018 9:21:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 07.21.2018 | es/jm (AFP, dpa)
    Germany’s long-understaffed army has a new plan to boost recruitment: allowing foreigners from other European Union countries to serve in the unified armed forces (Bundeswehr). The defense ministry confirmed on Saturday that it was seriously considering the idea. “The Bundeswehr is growing. For this, we need qualified personnel,” a Defense Ministry spokesman told German news agency DPA. Speaking with local newspaper Augsburger Allegemeine, Social Democrat (SPD) defense expert Karl-Heinz Brunner said that he could imagine EU citizens serving in the Bundeswehr. But he warned that any soldier who fought for Germany must be promised citizenship. “If citizens of other countries...
  • German politicians allied against Steve Bannon

    07/22/2018 9:04:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 07.23.2018 | es/se (AFP, dpa)
    Plans for US far-right figure Steve Bannon to exert his influence on the European parliament’s 2019 election have been met with alarm across Germany’s political spectrum. Bannon has become a controversial figure, known for his ties to the campaigns for the UK to leave the European Union and the election of US President Donald Trump. “We have to fight now, with good arguments, confident and true,” said Michael Roth, a center-left Social Democrat (SPD) lawmaker and Minister of State for Europe in an interview with the Welt newspaper. Europe should not “be afraid of nationalist campaigns with which Mr. Bannon...
  • Clean Energy’s Dirty Secrets

    09/24/2014 5:26:04 AM PDT · by thackney · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | September 23, 2014 | Rupert Darwall
    Renewable energy has become a potent rallying cry uniting Hollywood and the Beltway. “We can move our economy town by town, state by state to renewable energy and a sustainable future,” Leonardo DiCaprio says in his eight-minute climate movie Carbon, released in August. In his fiscal-showdown speech during his first term, in April 2011, President Obama put Paul Ryan’s proposals for a 70 percent cut in clean energy at the top of his list of reprehensible and unnecessary reductions. “These aren’t the kind of cuts you make when you’re trying to get rid of some waste or find extra savings...
  • Theresa May Agrees to Brexit Hardliner Amendments

    07/22/2018 8:14:58 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 21, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    British Prime Minister Theresa May has endured swift condemnation from conservatives for agreeing to a "soft Brexit" deal that keeps the UK too closely aligned with the European Union. A few members of her own cabinet, like popular conservative Boris Johnson, resigned. Brexit hardliners are particularly peeved by May's agreeing to a "common rule book" with the EU, which would still tie Britain to some of the EU's regulations. It was the cause for Brexit Secretary David Davis's resignation... the measures would prevent Britain from collecting tariffs on behalf of EU nations unless the EU does the same for them....
  • Steve Bannon says: now is the moment for Boris Johnson

    07/15/2018 11:29:00 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 30 replies
    www.reuters.com ^ | /15/18 | Reuters staff
    Johnson, who led the main Brexit campaign in the 2016 referendum, resigned as foreign minister on Monday over May’s strategy which he said was killing the “Brexit dream” with self-doubt. “Theresa May has got a lot of great qualities – I am not sure if it is the right leader at the right time,” Bannon, Trump’s former strategist and a key player in his 2016 election campaign, was quoted by the Daily Telegraph as saying. May’s government was rattled by the departures of Johnson and her chief Brexit negotiator David Davis just days after she appeared to have gained the...
  • Boris Johnson tells PM she is suffocating Brexit 'dream'

    07/09/2018 10:38:04 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 39 replies
    bbc.com ^ | July 9, 2018 | BBC
    Boris Johnson has launched a scathing attack on Theresa May's Brexit strategy, saying the "dream is dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt". In his letter resigning as foreign secretary he claimed the prime minister was leading the UK into a "semi-Brexit" with the "status of a colony". His resignation came hours after Brexit Secretary David Davis quit the cabinet.
  • UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigns as Brexit tensions persist

    07/09/2018 7:17:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 9, 2018 | Staff
    British foreign minister Boris Johnson resigned on Monday, following former-Brexit minister David Davis out of the cabinet just days after Prime Minister Theresa May secured a hard-won agreement from senior ministers on an EU exit strategy. "This afternoon, the Prime Minister accepted the resignation of Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary. His replacement will be announced shortly. The Prime Minister thanks Boris for his work, an emailed statement from May's office said.
  • Breaking: British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson Resigns (Tory Revolt Over Brexit)

    07/09/2018 7:09:27 AM PDT · by NRx · 87 replies
    CNBC ^ | 07-09-2018 | staff
    This is breaking news. No details. There is an ongoing revolt in the British Conservative Party over what is perceived as a cave in the the EU on Brexit. The Brexit minister also just resigned. Since May's government is holding onto power by their fingernails this could lead to a vote of confidence.
  • Republicans, Don’t Just Tweet About It. Do Something.

    07/22/2018 6:29:13 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 43 replies
    NYT ^ | July 21,2018 | By Charles J. Sykes
    As the editors of The Weekly Standard suggested last week, Congress could pass a resolution of censure for the president’s conduct and his subsequent comments. Congress can also take steps with concrete consequences: • Pass legislation imposing new sanctions on Russia in the event of any future attacks on our democratic process. Dare President Trump to veto it. Override him if he does. • Hold hearings that would include in-depth testimony from the national security team on the Russian attacks, putting the case on the record (again), while putting pressure on members of the administration to correct the president’s comments....
  • Trump's Russia Advisor Fiona Hill Was One of the Only Women with him in Helsinki. What to Know.

    07/22/2018 6:50:02 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 19 replies
    Bustle ^ | Jul 2018 | Kerry Jarema
    Fiona Hill currently serves as the senior director for Russian and European Affairs on the National Security Council. She was part of the U.S. delegation at the table on Monday along with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Adviser John Bolton, and interpreter Marina Gross. The British-born Russia expert left the Brookings Institution, a D.C. think tank, to join the Trump administration last year...Hill was initially tapped to join the National Security Council under Michael Flynn's leadership. The psychological profile of Putin she co-authored with Clifford G. Gaddy, Mr. Putin: Operative in...
  • Oh, Those Russians!

    07/22/2018 3:08:12 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/22/18 | Dr. Sam Clovis
    Democrats, the Never Trumpers, the media and the wobbly establishment Republicans who all seem aghast at the outcome of a single news conference hosted by Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin I was a child, young adult, aspiring young military man and aged warrior of the Cold War between the United States and the former Soviet Union. During my time in the military, I trained for—and became proficient at—combating the Russian hordes, or their surrogates, anywhere in the world. As a fighter pilot who really embraced the profession of arms, I must say that I have always held a...
  • Petition started for new Irish referendum targeting Catholic schools

    07/22/2018 12:09:41 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Crux ^ | July 21, 2108 | Charles Collings
    LEICESTER, United Kingdom - In the wake of Ireland’s May 25 referendum legalizing abortion in the country, the Irish Labour Party has started a petition seeking a referendum to end religious schools in the country.Unlike in the United States, the government funds religious schools in Ireland, and about 96 percent of elementary schools in the country are under the patronage of a religious group, and approximately 90 percent of these schools are run by the Catholic Church.“It’s time for a national conversation about how we achieve a modern, secular and equality-based education system for the Ireland of today, and what...
  • Syria conflict: White Helmets evacuated by Israel

    07/22/2018 6:58:34 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    bbc ^ | 07/22/2018
    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said they were acting on a request from the US, the UK and other European nations. The White Helmets had become trapped in an area of south-western Syria near the border with the Golan Heights after an offensive by the Syrian military. ... The evacuees were driven to the border with the Golan Heights and taken on from there by Israeli troops to Jordan. The plan had been to evacuate 800 White Helmets and their families, but only 422 made it.
  • Clinton Hints Putin Played Trump @ Helsinki & Questions Why He has not 'Spoken Up for our Country'

    07/22/2018 5:26:58 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 106 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/21/2018 | Keith Griffith
    Clinton spoke on Saturday at OZY Fest in Central Park where she was interviewed by the digital magazine's investor Laurene Jobs. 'The great mystery is why the president has not spoken up for our country,' Clinton said. 'We saw that most clearly in this most recent meeting with Putin. We don't know what was said in the room with just the two of them.' She also implied that Trump was a patsy getting played by Putin. Clinton admitted she didn't get along with Putin when she was secretary of state. 'To be fair, hardly anyone who believes in freedom gets...
  • Poland Moves To Outmaneuver EU On Judicial Reform

    07/22/2018 5:30:37 AM PDT · by Pavegecko · 9 replies
    Tsarizm.com ^ | 7/21/18 | L Todd Wood
    The ruling party in Poland moved to outmaneuver the European Union’s attempts to stop the Law and Justice Party’s judicial reform, what it says is an attempt to remove communist influence from the Polish court system.
  • Russian Soldiers Begin Drills Near Afghanistan Border

    07/21/2018 3:38:14 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Jul 2018 | Edwin Mora
    Thousands of troops from Russia and the former Soviet republic of Tajikistan recently participated in joint military exercises along the Afghanistan border to prepare against possible spillover violence from the northern Afghan provinces where the Taliban and the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) are fueling deteriorating security conditions, Khaama Press (KP) reported Thursday. U.S. and Afghan defense officials have accused Russia of lending support to the Afghan Taliban, which has been fighting a war against U.S.-NATO-led forces since 2001. Now, it appears the terrorist group is threatening Central Asian countries like Tajikistan with close ties to Russia that border Afghanistan. KP reveals,...
  • France agrees with Russia to send medical aid for Syria's eastern Ghouta

    07/20/2018 7:27:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 07.20.2018 | dv/jm (AFP, Reuters)
    France and Russia have agreed to send 50 metric tons of medical aid to government-controlled eastern Ghouta in Syria, French officials said on Friday. A Russian cargo plane arrived late Friday in Chateauroux in central France to take the aid, which includes medical supplies and other essential goods, to a Russian military base in northwestern Syria. It will then be transported to eastern Ghouta, which the Syrian government retook from rebel forces in April. Once in Syria, the cargo will be distributed by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) with the help of the Syrian...