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  • Boris Defends Biden: ‘Nothing Wrong with Being Woke’

    01/21/2021 8:21:17 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/21/2021 | Jack Montgomery
    Prime Minister Johnson offered an oblique defence of U.S. President Joe Biden when asked if he thought he was “woke”, saying there was “nothing wrong” with that. Prime Minister Johnson, a notionally conservative politician, made the comments after Lisa Nandy, shadow foreign secretary for the opposition Labour party, had praised Mr Biden, 78, as “a woke guy”.
  • UK resists giving EU diplomats full status, sparking row

    01/21/2021 5:44:11 AM PST · by bert · 16 replies
    Al Jezeera/Reuters ^ | 1/21/2021 | Toby Melville
    21 Jan 2021 The United Kingdom is resisting a demand from the European Union that it grant full diplomatic status to the bloc’s ambassador in London, causing a row between the recently divorced parties that spilled out into the open on Thursday. The UK, an EU member for 47 years, voted to quit in 2016 and completed its tortuous journey out of the bloc on December 31, when Brexit fully took effect. The BBC reported that the Foreign Office was refusing to grant the same diplomatic status and privileges to EU ambassador Joao Vale de Almeida and his team as...
  • Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel calls Trump Twitter ban ‘problematic’

    01/11/2021 10:03:08 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 11, 2021 | Mark Moore
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel considers it “problematic” that Twitter would toss President Trump off its social media platform, saying through a spokesmen Monday that the president’s ability to express his opinion is a fundamental right of “elementary significance.” “This fundamental right can be intervened in, but according to the law and within the framework defined by legislators — not according to a decision by the management of social media platforms,” Merkel spokesman Steffen Seibert told reporters in Berlin. “Seen from this angle, the chancellor considers it problematic that the accounts of the U.S. president have now been permanently blocked,” he...
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Twitter ban on President Trump ‘problematic’ [The understatement of the week]

    01/11/2021 8:05:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel considers U.S. President Donald Trump’s eviction from Twitter by the company “problematic,” her spokesman said Monday. Twitter permanently suspended Trump from the microblogging platform on Friday, citing a “risk of further incitement of violence” in the wake of the storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of the outgoing president. Asked about Twitter’s decision, Merkel’s spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said the operators of social media platforms “bear great responsibility for political communication not being poisoned by hatred, by lies and by incitement to violence.” He said it’s right not to “stand back” when such content is posted,...
  • U.S. Capitol siege a 'wake-up call' for democracies, top EU diplomat says

    01/11/2021 12:14:41 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies ^ | January 10, 2021 | Kate Abnett
    The European Union’s top diplomat said on Sunday that last week’s siege of the U.S. Capitol exposed the dangers of allowing the degradation of democratic values to go unchecked and disinformation to spread on social media.
  • Last Byzantine Greeks Facing Extinction in Islamist-Led Turkey

    12/27/2020 4:21:39 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 27 Dec 2020 | Jack Montgomery
    The Greeks who represent the last vestiges of Christian Byzantium and the Roman Empire are heading towards their final extinction in Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Turkey, with their numbers dwindling to a mere handful under his Islamist government. What is now Turkey only began to be colonised in by the Turkic peoples in earnest from around 1071, after their Seljuk ancestors had arrived from Central Asia and vanquished the Greek-speaking Christian ruler Romanos IV Diogenes’s forces at the Battle of Manzikert. The last vestiges of the Byzantine state where finally snuffed out with the brutal conquest of Constantinople, widely regarded as...
  • A United Europe Aligning With China Would Be A Disaster For The United States

    12/30/2020 9:02:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 30, 2020 | Sumantra Maitra
    Under no scenario would a unified European Union aligned with China be in the interest of America. Indeed, a united EU might not be a friend but a foe.Joseph Borrell, a former Spanish socialist and current High Representative of the European Union, recently argued the EU needs to be strategically independent. “It is foreseen that in 20 years, we [the EU] will not represent more than 11 percent of world GNP, far behind China, which will represent double it, below 14 percent for the United States and at par with India,” Borrell wrote, adding the next two decades would be...
  • Britain and the E.U. Reach a Landmark Deal on Brexit

    12/24/2020 7:07:28 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 5 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/24/2020 | Mark Ladler
    Britain and the European Union struck a hard-fought trade agreement on Thursday, settling a bitter divorce that stretched over more than four years and setting the terms for a post-Brexit future as close neighbors living apart, according to British officials. The deal, which must be ratified by the British and European Parliaments, came together in Brussels after 11 months of grinding negotiations, culminating in a last-minute haggle over fishing rights that stretched into Christmas Eve, just a week before a year-end deadline. Despite running to thousands of pages, the agreement leaves critical parts of the relationship to be worked out...
  • Analysis: Brexit trade deal sparks relief but UK market will bear scars

    12/25/2020 6:30:01 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies ^ | DECEMBER 25, 2020 | Tommy Wilkes
    Britain’s trade agreement with the European Union removes a 4-1/2-year old fear of crashing out of the bloc without trading arrangements in place, but it will take UK financial markets years to lose their Brexit-inflicted scars.
  • Britons told not to stockpile food ahead of January

    12/13/2020 4:25:53 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 75 replies ^ | December 13, 2020 | BBC
    Households have been warned not to stockpile food and toilet roll ahead of 1 January when the UK stops trading under EU rules. On Sunday, the UK and the EU agreed to extend a deadline aimed at reaching a deal on post-Brexit trade. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) said ongoing uncertainty made it harder for firms to prepare for the New Year. But it said shops had plenty of supplies and shoppers must not buy more food than usual.
  • Boris Johnson and EU set Sunday deadline to decide on Brexit deal

    12/09/2020 4:31:13 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 21 replies ^ | December 9, 2020 | Daniel Boffey
    A Brexit deal must be sealed by Sunday or there will be no deal, Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen agreed after a “lively and frank” three-hour summit that set the stage for a dramatic final act of the negotiations. Despite nine months of troubled talks, “very large gaps” were said to remain between the UK and EU. The leaders said they should come to a deal or no deal outcome by the end of the weekend, with pressure on both sides to find time for parliamentary ratification. Downing Street said the meeting in Brussels had been “frank” –...
  • Brexit: Theresa May and Boris Johnson's words on the Irish border have come back to haunt them

    12/09/2020 4:19:49 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies ^ | 9 December 2020 | David Blevins
    Theresa May famously told the British Parliament that "no UK prime minister could ever agree" to a border in the Irish Sea. Boris Johnson later told a Democratic Unionist Party conference that "no British Conservative government could or should sign up to any such arrangement". Their words have come back to haunt them. By agreeing to implement the Northern Ireland protocol of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, the government is effectively establishing a border between Northern Ireland and Great Britain.
  • Sir Jim Ratcliffe confirms new vehicle to be made in France

    12/09/2020 8:46:34 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies ^ | December 8, 2020 | BBC
    Billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe, a Leave campaigner in the run-up to the 2016 Brexit referendum, has confirmed a new 4x4 vehicle will be built in France. It ends hopes his Grenadier off-roader, based on the original Land Rover, would be made at a new plant in Wales. Those plans were put on hold in July while Mr Ratcliffe's Ineos Automotive negotiated buying Mercedes-Benz's Hambach site, in Moselle. He said on Tuesday that Hambach offered a "unique opportunity".
  • Factbox: Britain ditches threat to break EU exit treaty: What happens next?

    12/08/2020 4:02:57 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies ^ | December 8, 2020 | Reuters Staff
    Britain said on Tuesday it would drop clauses in draft domestic legislation that breached the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement after it clinched a deal with the European Union over how to manage the Ireland-Northern Ireland border.
  • France demands EU sanctions after terror attacks in Paris, Nice, and Vienna

    11/18/2020 8:04:53 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | WION
    France has called European Union to impose financial & trade sanctions on Turkey & Pakistan. French Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Jordan Bardella has expressed concerns over terrorism emanating from countries like Turkey and Pakistan.France demands EU sanctions after terror attacks in Paris, Nice & Vienna | Jordan Bardella
  • French and German foreign ministers give Joe Biden their wish list [and it's not pretty]

    11/17/2020 7:24:39 PM PST · by blueplum · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner via MSN ^ | 17 Nov 2020 | Tom Rogan
    Writing in the Washington Post on Monday, the French and German foreign ministers... pledge for new cooperation. From an American interest perspective, however, this op-ed reads as little more than a petulant "we can only be friends if you put European concerns and interests first." ...On China...comes the veiled warning that Europe does not want to upset Xi Jinping. ...On Iran...Maas and Le Drian "want to reengage the United States on a joint approach.. On Russia...The words "ready to engage" reflect Europe's rising interest in reducing sanctions imposed on Russia... On trade...They want a one-sided tax.
  • Populist Govts of Hungary, Poland Veto EU’s Globalist Power Grab Budget

    11/17/2020 12:41:08 PM PST · by NachOsten · 19 replies
    channel 411 ^ | November 17, 2020 | Oilver JJ Lane
    EU member states Hungary and Poland have followed through on their threat to block the continental power bloc’s seven-year budget, after Brussels attempted to push it through with conditions the populist nations said were akin to “political enslavement”. European Union rules mean that many significant decisions — including whether to approve the bloc’s seven-yearly funding programs — must be taken unanimously, with any single member state able to veto decisions. This safeguard was triggered on Monday by conservative-led Hungary and Poland, who blocked the progress of the €1.8 trillion (£1.6 trillion, $2.1 trillion) ‘Multi annual Financial Framework’ (MFF) as an...
  • European Elites Are Excited About A Biden Presidency, But It Will Backfire

    11/17/2020 10:22:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 17, 2020 | Sumantra Maitra
    Leftist elites in Europe are tying their fate with Democrats, becoming a natural adversary of any future Republican administration. That is a long-term mistake.“Biden’s victory returns a recognizable, reassuring figure to the Western throne,” an Atlantic essay claims, “a restoration of the old dynastic order — a figure who will hear Europe’s petitions with respect and grace.” Europe, it appears, banked on Biden, whom it believes will deliver. At least such is the received wisdom. Politico argued the same, saying, “For many European leaders, Biden’s win represented more than just the prayed-for end of Trump’s presidency — it was a...
  • Biden asks to speak to AMLO; not yet, your government responds

    11/11/2020 9:26:06 AM PST · by RummyChick · 9 replies
    el universal ^ | 11/11/2020 | garcia
    The Mexican ambassador to the United States, Martha Bárcena , explained to American interlocutors the reason for the country's decision to wait to congratulate the winner of the presidential election in the American Union. On the instructions of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and the Secretary of Foreign Relations, Marcelo Ebrard , the Mexican diplomat stated that such a decision is based on the principles of foreign policy, which are enshrined in the Mexican Constitution, particularly in the principle of non-intervention. , as well as in the history of the country. "Today I explained to US interlocutors the position of...
  • The European Union will impose tariffs on up to $4 billion of U.S. imports in retaliation for U.S. subsidies for Boeing, but said on Monday it was hopeful of an improvement in trade ties under U.S. President-elect Joe Biden.

    11/10/2020 11:43:51 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 10, 2020 | Bob Price
    An Oregon court sentenced a BLM activist to 20 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to kicking a dazed man in the face. Video captured the moment when he kicked the man after others pulled him from a crashed car, assaulted him, and shoved him to the ground during an August BLM protest.