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  • EU announces new sanctions on Israelis

    04/19/2024 6:56:24 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/4/24
    The European Council decided today to list four persons and two entities under the EU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime. "The listed individuals and entities are responsible for serious human rights abuses against Palestinians, including torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and for the violation of right to property and to private and family life of Palestinians in the West Bank," the EU stated. "The listed entities are Lehava, a radical right-wing Jewish supremacist group, and Hilltop Youth, a radical youth group consisting of members known for violent acts against Palestinians and their villages in the...
  • Ireland’s last Leprechaun Whisperer Reveals All

    04/18/2024 7:42:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    EuroWeekly News ^ | 16 Apr 2024 | John Ensor
    Irish folklore has many mythical characters such as the banshees or Tir na nOg, but according to one man Leprechauns are 100 per cent real. Kevin Woods, recognised as Ireland’s one and only leprechaun whisperer, recently shared astonishing claims on Ireland AM. During the broadcast, Woods, who comes from Carlingford, County Louth and affectionately known as McCoillte, shared some of the secrets involving leprechauns and their long history which has become intertwined with human spirits. Is British wine the next big thing? According to woods’ official website: ‘He talks to the 236 leprechauns that still exist there. They are affectionately...
  • Swedish MP who previously fought for open borders does a ‘spectacular u-turn’ and argues for deportations for migrants devouring her homeland

    04/17/2024 7:12:50 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 17 Apr, 2024 | Olivia Murray
    “I have changed my mind on the matter,” said Louise Meijer, a Swedish Member of Parliament who was once a vocal supporter of open borders and mass arrivals—but as Thomas Brooke of Remix News writes, Meijer has undertaken a “spectacular u-turn” and is now calling for “strict immigration, deportations, and reparation” policies to combat the “fundamental” transformation of her beloved Sweden. Here’s this, from Brooke’s report: A Swedish lawmaker who previously advocated in favor of mass arrivals of asylum seekers during the migrant crisis of 2015 has admitted the influx of immigration has fundamentally changed the country and now wants...
  • ‘Mutant’ Cockroaches Reported in Spain

    04/17/2024 12:39:21 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    EuroWeekly News ^ | 16 Apr 2024 | John Ensor
    Spain: Mutant cockroaches pose health risks Image of a cockroach. Credit: chaipanya/Shutterstock.com Recent findings suggest a disturbing trend in the genetic alterations of cockroaches, directly linked to ongoing climate changes. So far in 2024, Spain has reported a significant rise in cockroach infestations, with incidents increasing by 33 per cent compared to the previous year. Experts, including Jorge Galvan, director of the National Association of Environmental Health Companies (Anecpla), attribute this surge to the record temperatures that are accelerating the metabolic cycles of these pests, notably the Germanic cockroach, commonly found in homes and food-related businesses. Most Read on Euro...
  • European Union Looking to Expand Sanctions on Iran Following Attack on Israel

    04/17/2024 12:26:30 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Euronews ^ | 16/04/2024 | Mared Gwyn Jones & Aida Sanchez Alonso
    The European Union will "start the necessary work" to hit Iran with heavier sanctions after Saturday's aerial attack on Israel, the bloc's top diplomat has said. Speaking following an exceptional virtual meeting of EU foreign ministers on Tuesday, Josep Borrell said he would ask his services to study the possibility of expanding existing EU sanctions against Iranian drone technology. It would see the current sanctions regime - established in July 2023 to punish Iran for aiding Putin's war machine with unmanned drones - expanded to include missiles and to also cover Iran's proxies in the region. The bloc would also...
  • Macron admits Olympics opening ceremony could be ‘limited’ due to security risk amid fears of ISIS attacks across Europe

    04/15/2024 6:52:33 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 8 replies
    The Sun ^ | Apr 15 2024 | Iona Cleave
    FRENCH president Emmanuel Macron has admitted the Olympics opening ceremony could be cut back amid fears of an ISIS attack. He revealed today that the sporting celebration might be shifted from the River Seine to the national stadium following the death cult's slew of vile threats. Instead of teams sailing down the Seine on barges, Macron stated July's showpiece event could be "limited to the Trocadéro" or "even moved to the Stade de France" as a "precaution". "We will analyse this in real time," Macron said, adding that it was dependent on the scale of the security threat. The move...
  • Europe is already planning for what happens if Ukraine loses. It’s ugly

    04/15/2024 9:21:45 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 115 replies
    Defense One ^ | 4/12/24 | Patrick Tucker
    A Ukrainian loss, which could happen very soon if U.S. weapons don’t arrive, would ramp up Russian efforts to destabilize the governments of NATO countries and increase defense spending across the alliance, among other disastrous effects, Hanno Pevkur, Estonia’s Defense Minister, told reporters Friday. When U.S. officials like President Joe Biden talk about why Ukraine matters, they rely on broad notions of democracy and the continuation of the international order—without specifically explaining what a Ukraine loss would mean for ordinary Americans. Perhaps because of this, Americans are evenly split on the question of whether the United States is doing too...
  • The Mystery Location of BOUDICA'S Battle. How to find it!

    04/15/2024 11:24:55 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 14, 2024 | Paul Whitewick
    (link set to time index 6:40)The Mystery Location of BOUDICA'S Battle. How to find it! | 18:10Paul Whitewick | 112K subscribers | 16,963 views | April 14, 2024Chapters:0:00 - Part I Boudica03:51 - Part II Suetonius06:39 - Part III Windyridge Farm11:40 - Part IV Ogbourne St George.
  • Scotland’s New Transgender ‘Hate Crime’ Law Already Showing How It Leads to Tyranny

    04/15/2024 6:37:47 AM PDT · by xoxox · 12 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | April 12, 2024 | Jarrett Stepman
    Scotland’s new “hate crime” law already is demonstrating how it will be used to squash dissent and free speech. The so-called Hate Crime and Public Order Act, which went into force in Scotland on April Fools’ Day, adds age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, and transgender identity to a list of protected classes. The law provides for various potential punishments, including jail time. The new law has been fiercely criticized by author J.K. Rowling, creator of the “Harry Potter” series, and many others who rightly see it as an attack on the freedom of speech. Scottish First Minister Humza Yousaf said...
  • Rare 800-year-old silver artifacts found at church in Sweden — and spark a mystery

    04/13/2024 11:52:46 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    Miami Herald via Yahoo! ^ | April 11, 2024 | Aspen Pflughoeft
    From a distance, the slate gray roof and central white tower of the Brahekyrkan church appear charming. The idyllic building is situated on a small island in southern Sweden and surrounded by a cemetery dotted with flowers.So archaeologists weren't surprised when a construction project at the church uncovered several skeletons — but the grave held an 800-year-old mystery, too.Archaeologists began excavations at the Brahekyrkan church in Visingsö to prepare for the installation of a geothermal heating system, the Jönköping County Museum said in a March 27 news release.On the first day of the excavation, the team found two skeletons, Anna...
  • Neolithic women in Europe were tied up and buried alive in ritual sacrifices, study suggests

    04/13/2024 10:36:22 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 46 replies
    Live Science ^ | April 10, 2024 | Tom Metcalfe
    The research found evidence of the "incaprettamento" method of murder at 14 Neolithic sites in Europe.The murder of sacrificial victims by "incaprettamento" — tying their neck to their legs bent behind their back, so that they effectively strangled themselves — seems to have been a tradition across much of Neolithic Europe, with a new study identifying more than a dozen such murders over more than 2,000 years.The study comes after a reassessment of an ancient tomb that was discovered more than 20 years ago at Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux near Avignon, in southern France. The tomb mimics a silo, or pit where grain...
  • France Yellow Vests Week 283: QR Codes In 'Anti-Terrorist Zones' For Paris Olympics, Today's Paris Protests

    04/13/2024 8:12:11 PM PDT · by Nextrush
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/13/2024 | Nextrush/Self
    The tight band of security for the Paris Olympics includes major portions of the city center and areas around Olympic venues turning into special "Anti-Terrorist Zones"... This protest one by motorcyclists against government laws regarding motorcycles. Protests called across France today to oppose government requirements for inspection... But there was indeed a Yellow Vests protest today this long-form video shows today's demonstration...
  • Irish PM: We're close to formally recognizing a Palestinian state

    04/13/2024 11:21:41 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 91 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/4/24 | Elad Benari
    Ireland is close to formally recognizing a Palestinian state and would like to do so in concert with Spain and other like-minded countries, its new prime minister Simon Harris said on Friday after meeting his Spanish counterpart Pedro Sanchez, reported the Reuters news agency. “Let me this evening say our assessment is that that point is coming much closer and we would like to move together in doing so,” Harris said after meeting Sanchez, the first premier to visit Dublin since Harris became prime minister this week. “When we move forward, we would like to do so with as many...
  • Gordon Ramsay’s London pub taken over by squatters: ‘Absolute nightmare scenario’

    04/12/2024 9:38:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 79 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/13/24 | Katherine Donlevy
    **SNIP** A swarm of squatters have shacked up inside the celebrity chef’s $16.1 million pub — using Ramsay’s own kitchen appliances to barricade themselves inside, according to a report. **SNIP** One person was seen barefoot and sprawled across on a black leather sofa inside the restaurant, with their personal belongings and debris, including empty wine bottles, strewn across the floor. **SNIP** “The pub was temporarily closed while he was finalizing a new lease, and during this handover period, a gang of professional squatters somehow bypassed all the security and CCTV, and got themselves in. “They’ve now boarded themselves in the...
  • 'Pro-Russian interference networks' exist in European countries, Belgian PM says

    04/12/2024 9:54:17 AM PDT · by Chad C. Mulligan · 63 replies
    Fox online ^ | 12 Apr 2024 | AP Staff Writer
    .....De Croo said that Belgian agencies are working closely with the Czech authorities after a pro-Russian influence operation was uncovered there. He said that probe showed that members of the European Parliament were approached and offered money to promote Russian propaganda.
  • Has common sense prevailed in Britain’s puberty blockers debate? Medical professionals should have been alerted to what looked increasingly like a classic case of mass mania

    04/11/2024 8:25:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 04/11/24
    The publication this week of the Cass Review into gender-identity services for young people marks a welcome return to reason in an area of medicine which for the past few years has been driven by identity politics. No one is denying that there are those who deserve psychological — and in some cases physical — help to cope with their condition. But the explosion in the number of children treated on Britain’s National Health Service for gender-identity issues (and in many cases being given powerful drugs with severe side effects) should have set alarm bells. Medical professionals should have been...
  • 10 Reasons Ukraine Aid Is Good for America

    04/11/2024 7:39:35 PM PDT · by Widget Jr · 77 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 10, 2024 | Marisa Herman
    Here are 10 key reasons experts say U.S. support for Ukraine should be continued: 1. Putin's aggression must be stopped. 2. Putin's atrocities need a response. 3. Russia is targeting evangelical Christians for persecution. 4. Ukraine wants only to regain its sovereign territory. 5. Russia has not "won" the war. 6. Russia is rearming for a larger war. 7. Most Ukraine aid goes to U.S. contractors. 8. Europe fears a coming attack on NATO. 9. Support for Ukraine signals to China: Do not invade Taiwan. 10. Give Ukraine aid to let Trump bring peace.
  • Right-Wing Feminist Arrested for Denouncing Immigration and Violence Against Women

    04/10/2024 1:56:56 PM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies
    European Conservative ^ | April 9, 2024 | Hélène de Lauzun
    A young woman was arrested in the eastern French city of Besançon and taken into custody for holding up a sign calling for the deportation of foreign rapists. She faces up to a year in prison. Her lawyer has stated that she intends to lodge a complaint for “infringement of personal freedom.” During Besançon’s carnival on Saturday, April 6th, two young women, one of them a 19-year-old, held up signs in the street reading: “Violeurs étrangers dehors” and “Libérez-nous de l’immigration” (“Foreign Rapists Away”, and “Free us from immigration”). On one of the facades of the Grande Rue, one of...
  • Europe faces death by decadence

    04/10/2024 1:52:34 PM PDT · by EnderWiggin1970 · 6 replies
    Unherd ^ | 4/10/24 | Malcom Kyeyune
    The past week of Swedish politics has been a mysterious case of a dog that should have barked, but then simply didn’t. In a barely covered press release, the Riksbanken — Sweden’s central bank — announced that it had lost some 44 billion kr (£3.2 billion), and needed that much money from the state in order to return to the minimal level of capitalisation stipulated by the law. For a small country such as Sweden, this is a very large sum: it represents fully half of what the state spent on defence during the 2023 fiscal year. The reasons for...
  • Europe's North Korea

    04/09/2024 4:28:59 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Imperial ^ | 10/1/24
    This is a video about the Socialist People's Republic of Albania, a state that lasted for half a century and epitomised an isolationist and quasi-xenophobic foreign policy. While today Albania is open to the world and nominally democratic, despite its issues with corruption, in the mid to late 20th century it was ruled by a paranoid tyrant akin only to North Korea's Kim Il Sung - this video intends to shed some light on this relatively unknown period of European history and specifically the life and disposition of one of the most brutal dictators Europe has ever seen. There's so...