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  • Man who stabbed Irish lecturer, 66, to death ..claims he 'insulted Prophet Mohammed'

    12/12/2018 3:37:02 AM PST · by Cronos · 31 replies
    Irish post ^ | 7 Dec 2018 | Aidan lonergan
    THE Pakistani man who brutally stabbed to death a Dublin-born lecturer outside a university in France this week has claimed the Irishman "insulted" the prophet Muhammad. English language teacher John Dowling, 66, was knifed 13 times outside Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci in northwest Paris as he left for lunch on Wednesday. Now 'Alli R.' – the 37-year-old former student student under arrest for the killing – has confessed that he held a personal grudge against the teacher after being kicked out for failing exams last year. Catherine Denis, the Nanterre prosecutor involved in the case, said Ali harboured...
  • LIVE: Theresa May to face no confidence vote in leadership

    12/11/2018 11:42:46 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 65 replies
    Sky News ^ | December 12, 2018
    01:36 BREAKING: Threshold for a no confidence vote in Theresa May has been reached.
  • Brexit: Theresa May says EU leaders 'determined' to solve Irish border issue

    12/11/2018 11:13:24 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 11 December 2018 | BBC
    Theresa May says there is a "shared determination" among EU leaders to solve the Irish border problem preventing MPs from backing her deal. She was speaking after meetings with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. The prime minister says there can be no EU withdrawal deal without a backstop plan for the Irish border. But she said she was seeking guarantees that it would be "only temporary" to address the concerns of her own MPs.
  • CHAOS COMPLETE: What the European papers say about Brexit

    12/11/2018 8:51:03 AM PST · by aspasia · 27 replies
    Guardian ^ | 11/12/18 | John Henley
    Europe’s commentators have not been kind to Theresa May after she delayed the meaningful vote on her Brexit deal and dashed to the continent in search of further concessions. “It’s like a long, slow agony,” wrote Sonia Delesalle-Stolper, the London correspondent for the French daily Libération. “You know the end is near, you expect the worst, then there’s a small flicker of light – before another collapse. And it always ends badly.” May “blew her last bet”, failing miserably to convince parliament to vote for the withdrawal agreement sealed barely two weeks ago. “Rather than suffer the humiliation, she suspended...
  • 'Put it back!': Labour MP ejected from House of Commons after taking ceremonial mace

    12/10/2018 10:25:09 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 29 replies
    thejournal.ie ^ | December 11, 2018 | Órla Ryan
    A LABOUR MP has been ejected from the House of Commons after picking up a ceremonial mace in a “symbolic protest” following the postponement of a vote on the proposed Brexit deal. Lloyd Russell-Moyle picked up the mace and walked towards the doors before being stopped by officials.
  • Brexit vote delay is 'pathetic cowardice': Scotland's Sturgeon

    12/10/2018 11:50:33 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies
    reuters.com ^ | December 10, 2018 | Reuters
    Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon accused the British government on Monday of “pathetic cowardice” by postponing a key vote on Brexit in the UK parliament.
  • 500-Year-Old Body of Man Wearing Thigh-High Boots Found in London Sewer Construction

    12/10/2018 5:22:36 AM PST · by vannrox · 48 replies
    livescience ^ | 5DEC18 | By Megan Gannon
    During the construction of London's massive "super sewer," archaeologists discovered something unusual in the mud: a 500-year-old skeleton of a man still wearing his thigh-high leather boots. The Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) announced this week that the skeleton was unearthed on the shores of the Thames, near a bend in the river downstream from the Tower of London. "By studying the boots, we've been able to gain a fascinating glimpse into the daily life of a man who lived as many as 500 years ago," said Beth Richardson, a finds specialist who analyzes artifacts at MOLA Headland, a consortium...
  • European Court of Justice rules Britain can unilaterally cancel Brexit

    12/10/2018 6:05:19 AM PST · by saywhatagain · 23 replies
    NBCNews ^ | December 10,2018 | By Alexander Smith
    On Monday, the E.U.'s top court ruled that the United Kingdom can change its mind and forget the whole thing — if it wants to. Anti-Brexit campaigners heralded Monday's decision as a game-changer, boosting their hopes of reversing the divorce altogether.
  • Macron facing a crisis that he created by baiting Trump

    12/10/2018 5:57:52 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Thomas Lifson
    An arrogant politician expressing contempt for Donald Trump and his supporters experienced a surprising and humiliating defeat in late 2016 in our presidential election. A corresponding scenario seems to be playing itself out again in Paris. A year and a half ago, in the wake of President Trump leaving the Paris Climate accord, France’s President Emmanuel Macron asked for a fight on climate change, in an address delivered in English, making it clear that his target was Donald Trump and the American electorate. As Andrew Bolt, writing for the Herald-Sun in Australia noted, he asked for a fight and “He...
  • Brexit: Theresa May understood to be delaying key vote

    12/10/2018 5:02:48 AM PST · by Nextrush · 23 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/10/2018 | BBC
    Theresa May is to make a statement to MP's at 15:30 GMT amid reports Tuesday's vote on her Brexit deal is being delayed. That will be followed by a statement from the Commons leader Andrea Leadsom-and then a statement from the Brexit secretary on Article 50. Two cabinet sources have told the BBC's Laura Keunssberg Tuesday's planned Brexit vote will be delayed. There is not yet any official confirmation of the move. Downing Street had been insisting the vote would go ahead, despite Mrs. May being widely expected to lose it.....
  • Brexit Deal Defeat Could Topple UK Government: Theresa May

    12/10/2018 1:34:08 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 24 replies
    ndtv.com ^ | December 10, 2018 | AFP
    LONDON: UK Prime Minister Theresa May warned on Sunday if parliament rejects her Brexit deal, it could leave Britain in the European Union and bring the opposition Labour Party to power. The embattled leader's message came with her government fearing a heavy defeat in Tuesday's parliamentary vote on the draft withdrawal agreement she signed with Brussels last month. Media reports said May is under pressure from her cabinet to delay the vote and fly to Brussels to secure more concessions ahead of a planned summit with the other 27 EU leaders on Thursday and Friday. But Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay...
  • Theresa May’s Brexit Deal Is Going Down In Flame ... And She Might Follow It

    12/09/2018 6:40:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/09/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Back around Thanksgiving, Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May was putting a sunny face on the “final” Brexit deal she had managed to push through the European Union Parliament, saying she was confident that she could get it approved back home and bring an end to this tumultuous process. Unfortunately, she seemed to be very nearly the only one expressing such a positive view. The British press was quick to jump on the fact Parliament was almost uniformly against it, though for differing reasons. The Remain contingent wasn’t about to approve any deal because they don’t want to leave the...
  • How Emmanuel Macron hid behind the majestic walls of his presidential palace while [tr]

    12/09/2018 4:58:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 8, 2018 | Ian Gallagher and Ian Birrell
    All day long Emmanuel Macron skulked behind the majestic walls of his presidential palace while outside, his city – and his country – once again erupted in fury. Not only was the Elysee Palace guarded by hundreds of riot police but also armoured cars bearing machine guns and grenade launchers. Excessive perhaps, but few who spent any time in Paris yesterday would doubt that but for this formidable ring of steel, the mob would have surely tried to storm inside. It was a day of reckoning, a day of insurrection. And this time the revolutionary spirit was catching. There were...
  • Venezuela really, really wants its $550 million of gold back (@ the Bank of England)

    12/08/2018 12:34:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    Newstimes ^ | 12/07/18 | Will Martin
    Senior officials for the Venezuelan government have reportedly travelled to London for crunch talks with the Bank of England as they seek to repatriate more than $500 million of gold back to Caracas. **SNIP** Venezuela has in recent years been a major seller of gold, and this year alone it has sold about 26 tons, worth close to $900 million, to Turkey. In the past four years, Venezuela's gold reserves have decreased to about 175 tons from about 400 tons, Reuters reported, citing statistics from the country's central bank. Venezuela has been selling its sizeable gold reserves, built up under...
  • May warned she could be forced out if she pursues rejected Brexit deal

    12/08/2018 1:31:56 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | December 8, 2018 | Staff and agencies
    Theresa May could be forced to stand down if her Brexit deal is defeated in the Commons next week, a Tory former leader has warned, as a cabinet minister broke ranks to suggest the Norway-plus model as a viable “plan B”. Eurosceptic Iain Duncan Smith cautioned against May and her cabinet deciding to “brazen it out”, saying such an approach would be a “disaster”. “How the PM responds after the vote matters more than anything else she has done,” he told the Daily Telegraph (Ł). “I believe that if the response is, ‘we’ve lost but we will do this all...
  • Silence Greets Iran Ballistic Missile Launch

    12/07/2018 6:06:35 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    NY Sun ^ | December 7, 2018 | By BENNY AVNI
    Iran on Saturday launched a ballistic missile that can deliver nukes — and the near-complete silence of the press aside, it’s a big deal. The latest test disclosed, once more, the flaws in the Iranian nuclear deal and the confusion of our European allies, who are alarmed by the mullahs’ behavior but fear losing the deal that enables it. “The Iranian regime has just test-fired a medium range ballistic missile that’s capable of carrying multiple warheads,” Secretary of State Pompeo tweeted Sunday, adding: “This test violates UNSCR 2231” — the United Nations Security Council resolution that made the nuclear deal...
  • Ecuador: Julian Assange Can Leave Our Embassy After Deal With UK — And He Should

    12/07/2018 1:08:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/07/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Ecuador got the deal it wanted to end its six-year headache, but Julian Assange almost certainly did not. Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno announced a deal that would allow Assange to leave their embassy in London in exchange for a guarantee not to face the death penalty. And that means … not much, really: Ecuador’s president says Britain has provided sufficient guarantees for Julian Assange to leave his government’s embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks founder has been living under asylum since 2012.Lenin Moreno said in a radio interview Thursday said his government had received written assurances from the U.K....
  • Famed BBC TV Naturist Deranged Fearmongering at UN Conf.

    12/07/2018 12:28:48 AM PST · by rocknotsand · 24 replies
    David Attenborough’s climate change fearmongering makes him look a fool"by Andrew Bolt column in the Daily Telegraph (Australia) 5 Dec 2018 It’s embarrassing to see Sir David Attenborough make such a fool of himself after decades of brilliant filmmaking. Organisers of this week’s United Nations’ global warming conference, in Poland, asked the documentary superstar to make a speech that would wake the dead. And he gave it his best shot, trying to sound like an Old Testament prophet but so overdoing the fearmongering that he seemed deranged. “Right now, we are facing a man-made disaster of global scale,” he thundered....
  • Feds received whistleblower evidence in 2017 alleging Clinton Foundation wrongdoing

    12/06/2018 4:21:29 PM PST · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 6, 2018 | John Solomon
    The whistleblower submission cited many of the same concerns as the internal legal reviews, but also alleged that evidence from foreign governments showed that some charity transactions were commercial in nature and therefore should have been taxed. The evidence amassed by the private investigators should give Congress plenty to explore at its hearing next week, and put the Trump Justice Department on the spot to answer what it has done to address concerns that the foundation’s lawyers raised and the private investigators uncovered. Quid pro quo donations, a culture of noncompliance, travel abuses and commingling of personal with charitable business...
  • Ecuador's president: 'The road is clear' for Assange to leave embassy

    12/06/2018 11:16:19 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/06/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno on Thursday said "the road is clear" for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to leave country's embassy in London, saying he has been assured Assange would not face extradition to faces charges abroad. The U.K. and Ecuador have been quietly discussing Assange's eventual departure from the embassy for months. "The road is clear for Mr. Assange to take the decision to leave,” Moreno said during a radio show on Thursday, referencing a written assurance he had received from Britain, according to the AP. Moreno added that Ecuador does not plan to force Assange out of the embassy,...