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  • Trump has reportedly discussed withdrawing from NATO

    01/15/2019 5:47:38 PM PST · by Mikemurphy · 67 replies
    Trump has made no secret of his disdain for NATO, which he once declared was “obsolete.” According to the Times, his repeated requests to withdraw from NATO have rattled administration officials..
  • Live Coverage of Brexit Vote in Parliament

    01/15/2019 10:11:24 AM PST · by NRx · 22 replies
    Sky News (live broadcast) ^ | 01-15-2019 | Sky News
    Live coverage of the run up to tonight's BREXIT vote in Parliament.
  • NATO trashing Trump repeatedly pushed to pull out of anti-Russia alliance: report

    01/15/2019 10:18:43 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 22 replies
    The Washington Slimes (Now part of MSMFake News) ^ | January 15, 2019 | Gabriella Muñoz, Trump Concern Desk
    President Trump floated the idea of withdrawing the U.S. from NATO among his officials several times last year, The New York Times reported late Monday night. Unnamed officials, both current and former, told The Times that Mr. Trump said he didn’t see the point of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and viewed it as a drain on U.S. resources. The complaint came around the time of the last NATO summit in July 2018. The president was very vocal in the days leading up to — and during — the summit about his criticism on NATO burden sharing. He repeatedly called...
  • How the Trump Era divides Germany and Poland

    01/15/2019 7:07:00 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 19 replies
    ECFR ^ | Dec 2018 | P. Buras, J. Janning
    Berlin and Warsaw have very different ideas about how to respond to the challenge Trump’s presidency poses to Europe. While Germany emphasises the need to strengthen Europe’s resilience and unity, the Polish response has been to embrace the opportunities of the new political reality and enhance its bilateral partnership with the US. ...Furthermore, the 2018 US National Defense Strategy defines Russia as a “strategic adversary”, in line with threat perceptions in Warsaw. In fact, the Polish government is much more enthusiastic about the direction of Washington’s current policy than that under Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, who attempted to “reset” American-Russian...
  • Germany's Leftist opposition leader proposes security union with Russia, dissolution of NATO

    01/15/2019 6:51:25 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 15 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | Jan 17, 2019
    The parliamentary leader of Germany's largest opposition party has urged the dissolution of the NATO alliance. "NATO must be dissolved and replaced by a collective security system including Russia," Sahra Wagenknecht told Germany's "Funke" media group. Germany's Left Party has previously called for warmer ties with Russia and scrapping the security alliance.
  • BREXIT TRIUMPH: Brussels 'will GIVE IN' on THIS UK demand after EU economy WOBBLES

    01/05/2019 9:16:47 AM PST · by Monrose72 · 18 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.
  • BREXIT: Airlines told to URGENTLY prepare for no deal ahead of vote on May's plan

    01/14/2019 9:15:26 AM PST · by McQ444 · 12 replies
    Express ^ | 2019-01-14 21:00 | JOE BARNES
    BRUSSELS has warned the remaining 27 European Union countries that they must urgently explain how their airline licenses comply with the bloc’s rules on ownership or face losing their rights to fly after Brexit. In a letter sent last week, Violeta Bulc, the EU commissioner responsible for transport, revealed not every national government had set out detailed plans on how airlines would meet “ownership and control requirements in all possible scenarios” of Brexit.
  • Germany admits EU is already building a 'united' army - thanks to France

    01/11/2019 6:27:12 AM PST · by chief lee runamok · 36 replies
    fox ^ | 01/11/2019
    Germany's defense minister has revealed a controversial European joint army is "already taking shape"- thanks to her French allies. Germany and France are now the "driving forces" in European defense and they would stand together in the face of any land assault, said Ursula von der Leyen.
  • REPORT: Anti-Brexit MPs Plot Coup to Stop UK Making Clean Break from EU

    01/13/2019 4:14:05 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Jan 2019 | Victoria Friedman
    Remain-supporting backbench MPs are conspiring to upend Parliamentary protocol and seize control of Brexit from the Government in attempts to stop a WTO exit or even to prevent the UK from leaving the EU altogether, according to The Sunday Times. A group of cross-party backbench, or non-Governmental, MPs are said to be tabling an amendment to change House of Commons rules so that backbenchers’ motions could precedence over Government business, according to sources speaking to the newspaper of record. Downing Street is said to be concerned that that could result in laws being passed to stop the UK leaving the...
  • EU may need rules to stop doctors emigrating: German minister

    01/13/2019 6:12:44 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 34 replies
    Spahn, a conservative heavyweight among Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats who recently lost a contest to become the party's leader, described a knock-on effect of countries attracting doctors from neighboring countries, as is the case with Switzerland taking in German physicians. "I can understand them. Switzerland is a beautiful country. But what is clear is that there is a shortage of these professionals in Germany. And then Polish doctors work in our country, and in turn there is a shortage of them in Poland," he told Swiss tabloid Blick am Sonntag.
  • Asylum seeker attacks pregnant woman – Unborn baby dies

    01/13/2019 2:47:38 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 31 replies
    A 25-year old asylum seeker from Afghanistan stabbed a pregnant woman in the German city Bad Kreuznach so badly, her unborn baby died. The incident took place in a hospital in Bad Kreuznach Friday night. The man and the woman, a 25-year old Pole, had a dispute. He stabbed her several times with a knife. The victim was life-threateningly injured, but could be saved during operation. Her unborn child didn’t survive.
  • Schumer to force vote on U.S. decision to lift sanctions on Russia firms

    01/13/2019 2:11:31 AM PST · by blueplum · 24 replies
    Reuters via msn ^ | 19 Jan 2019 | Karen Freifeld and Timothy Gardner
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Saturday he will force a vote soon on a resolution to disapprove the Trump administration's decision to relax sanctions on three Russian companies connected to oligarch Oleg Deripaska…{snip} ...The U.S. Treasury announced on Dec. 20 that it would lift sanctions imposed in April on the core businesses of Deripaska, including aluminum giant Rusal its parent En+ and power firm EuroSibEnergo, watering down the toughest penalties imposed since Moscow's 2014 annexation of Crimea. After lobbying by European governments that followed the imposition of sanctions, Washington postponed enforcement of the sanctions...
  • Triumph of the Will

    01/12/2019 8:57:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | January 11, 2019 | Lloyd Billingsley
    “In one of contemporary history’s intriguing caroms, European politics just now is a story of how one decision by a pastor’s dutiful daughter has made life miserable for a vicar’s dutiful daughter. Two of the world’s most important conservative parties are involved in an unintended tutorial on a cardinal tenet of conservatism, the law of unintended consequences, which is that the unintended consequences of decisions in complex social situations are often larger than, and contrary to, those intended.” That’s the elephantine lead of George Will’s recent column, headlined “Today’s Germany is the best Germany the world has seen.” The real...
  • Labour set to call vote to topple Theresa May’s government

    01/12/2019 3:35:04 PM PST · by NRx · 57 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 01-12-2019 | Toby Helm and Michael Savage
    Labour MPs have been told to prepare for Jeremy Corbyn to table a dramatic and immediate vote of no confidence in Theresa May’s government as early as Tuesday evening in an attempt to force a general election if – as expected – she suffers a heavy defeat this week on her Brexit deal. Messages have been sent to Labour MPs, even those who are unwell, to ensure their presence both for the “meaningful vote” on the prime minister’s Brexit blueprint on Tuesday and the following day. Labour whips have told MPs the no-confidence vote is likely to be tabled within...
  • ‘Blood was running down my face’: German AfD MP recalls details of ‘politically motivated’ attack

    01/10/2019 6:04:53 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 6 replies
    RT ^ | 1/10/19
    German police say the AfD party chairman in Bremen was knocked down with a “lightning-quick” blow in a suspected “politically motivated” attack that left Frank Magnitz unconscious and with a “bone-deep laceration” to his forehead. The account of events surrounding the attack on the leader of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in Bremen on Monday night still remains murky, because the victim of the assault was left senseless in the ambush. Magnitz told RT that he has never seen his attackers, who crept up on him from behind just as he passed two construction workers after leaving a New...
  • Hungary's Orban now throws weight behind Italy and Poland's ‘European SPRING’

    01/10/2019 4:30:28 PM PST · by aspasia · 22 replies
    Express ^ | January 10, 2019 | SIMON OSBORNE
    ITALY’S firebrand deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini is trying to create a populist alliance to take on the Brussels establishment in a showdown over the future of the European Union. . . . "Italy and Poland will be protagonists of a new Europe, with less bureaucracy and more attention to families and security. "A great Polish and a great Italian like St John Paul II said Europe must claim its identity, its diversity, its Jewish-Christian origins that only in Brussels dare to deny.” Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, another thorn in the side of the EU, called the united front...
  • Whaaaaambulance Alert: U.S. Downgraded E.U.’s Diplomatic Status (but Didn’t Say Anything)

    01/08/2019 3:27:21 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 9 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 1/8/19 | sundance
    The New York Times is quick to the typeset to explain how Brussels is desperately offended because President Trump and Secretary Pompeo have lowered the importance of the EU. Officials from the European Union are apoplectic that U.S. officials have downgraded their status amid the official registry of diplomatic protocols. (snip) -- BRUSSELS — The Trump administration downgraded the diplomatic status of the European Union’s delegation to the United States last year without making a formal announcement or informing the bloc about the change, a European official said on Tuesday.
  • Outrage in Germany after brutal attack on AfD lawmaker Frank Magnitz

    01/08/2019 11:09:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.08.2019 | Peter Hille
    Monday’s attack on Bremen’s Alternative for Germany (AfD) leader Frank Magnitz is not the first time the far-right populist party has been targeted in the northern German city. In the past, windows have been smashed and a car vandalized. Yet the brutal beating of Magnitz does mark a new level of violence in Bremen. The 66-year-old Magnitz, who remains hospitalized, was reportedly set upon by masked assailants, who struck the parliamentarian in the head with an object. When Magnitz went to the ground, the attackers apparently continued beating him. Passersby ultimately came to his aid. Bremen’s police and state security...
  • WSJ: Gun Ownership on Rise in Europe After Terror Attacks, Sexual Assaults

    01/08/2019 10:26:11 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/8/2019 | Victoria Freidman
    Personal weapons ownership is on the rise in Europe in response to mass sexual assaults and radical Islamic terror attacks, according to the Wall Street Journal. While the Geneva-based Small Arms Survey found that a rise in personal firearms ownership on the continent represents only 10 per cent of the 32 percent global rise in the decade to 2017, the WSJ remarks that “Europe’s shift has been rapid”. The Times of London notes that Finland, Austria, Norway, Germany, and France are now in the top 25 nations in the world for civilian gun ownership, with France having 12.7 million weapons...
  • AfD leader blames media smear campaign for ‘assassination attempt’ on state chairman

    01/08/2019 3:08:38 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 5 replies
    The leader of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party made a video statement on the sickening attack on Frank Magnitz, state chairman of the AfD. Magnitz was almost beaten to death by three masked thugs in the northern German city of Bremen. Police said they are treating the incident as a “politically motivated act.” AfD leader Alice Weidel said “she is completely shocked by this abhorrent act” and partly blames the media for it. According to her the media’s smear campaign against her democratically elected party “finally beared fruit”. Weidel says “this cowardly attack is to be completely condemned” and...