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  • US drone strike kills 14 jihadists in NW Syria

    10/22/2020 9:33:43 PM PDT · by xomething · 12 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 10/23/2020 | Agence France Presse
    The US Army said Thursday it carried out a drone strike against Al-Qaeda leaders in northwest Syria near the border, killing 14 jihadists, according to a war monitor. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (OSDH) said the victims included five foreigners and six commanders. "US Forces conducted a strike against a group of al-Qaeda in (AQ-S) senior leaders meeting near Idlib, Syria," said Major Beth Riordan, the spokeswoman for United States Central Command (CENTCOM). "The removal of these AQ-S leaders will disrupt the terrorist organization's ability to further plot and carry out global attacks threatening US citizens, our partners and...
  • Police investigate attacks on antique artworks on Berlin's Museum Island

    10/21/2020 4:02:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | October 21, 2020
    Police are investigating an attack that caused extensive damage to more than 60 works of art and artifacts displayed at three locations on Berlin's Museum Island and whose motivation is a mystery. Unidentified suspects had splashed an oily liquid around the museums during opening hours on October 3, Carsten Pfohl of Berlin's criminal police told a news conference. The damaged exhibits include Egyptian sarcophagi, stone sculptures and 19th-century paintings held at the Pergamon Museum, the Neues Museum and the Alte Nationalgalerie, according to local media reports that broke the news of the attack on Tuesday night. The public had not...
  • [Ireland] Fermoy cuts ties with 'LGBT-free' Polish twin town [Nowa Deba]

    10/20/2020 9:12:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Tuesday, 20 Oct 2020 21:06
    The town of Fermoy in County Cork has cut ties with its Polish twin, Nowa Dęba, over a motion opposing “LGBT ideology”. All six councillors in Fermoy voted to sever the town’s 14-year relationship with the eastern Polish town, which had included exchange visits and cultural events, said Councillor Noel McCarthy who proposed the vote. “We terminated because we felt that their local authority had discriminated against the LGBT community,” Mr. McCarthy said, referring to a motion passed by Nowa Dęba in 2019. […] Nowa Dęba’s 2019 resolution pledged to “defend our tradition, culture and religion against aggressive, deceptive and...
  • Greece finalizes plan to build wall on border with Turkey

    10/20/2020 8:40:25 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 13 replies
    ABC ^ | 19 Oct 2020 | COSTAS KANTOURIS and DEREK GATOPOULOS Associated Press
    Greece’s government says it has finalized plans to build a wall along its northeast border with Turkey, over concerns that migrants may try to stage mass crossings into the European Union country. Government spokesman Stelios Petsas said Monday that 26 kilometers (16 miles) of wall would be added to an existing 10-kilometer (six-mile) section of fence in a 63-million-euro ($74 million) project due to be completed by the end of April... Police officials on Monday told The Associated Press that a surveillance camera network was also planned to cover the entire 192-kilometer (120-mile) Greek-Turkish border, while police have already started...
  • What New World Order? The Case For A Stronger Germany

    10/19/2020 9:08:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Die Welt via WorldCrunch ^ | 2020-10-15 | Michael Stürmer
    History’s grand plan, if it has one, doesn’t usually allow for repetition. The kaleidoscope of the past brings up endless new iterations of victory and defeat, triumph and agony, and allows us only a glimpse into the uncertainty of the future and the ambiguity of the past. New world powers are coming to the fore, and the post-war world order — first the Cold War, then the Pax Americana — is disappearing. As the influence of NATO, which for many decades gave Europeans a sense of safety through its ability to deter and defend, begins to wane, the promise of...
  • {Saudi} Campaign to boycott Turkish products gains momentum

    10/20/2020 4:18:28 AM PDT · by Cronos · 1 replies
    Arab News ^ | 18 October 2020 | Hebshi Alshammary & Mohammed Al-Sulami
    A poster at a shop in Madinah announces its boycott of all Turkish products. RIYADH/JEDDAH: The popular campaign boycotting Turkish products in Saudi Arabia has gained further momentum over the past few days, attracting the support of commentators and businesses. “Turkish political mess-ups and interference in countries of the Middle East is the real reason behind this popular boycott of Turkish products,” said Dr. Hamdan Al-Shehri, a political analyst and international relations scholar. “Turkish President Erdogan changed his previous policy of minimizing Turkish problems and instead exported it to the outside. Turkey has been threatening the region just as Iran...
  • Tomorrow's Civilizational Cringe Today

    10/19/2020 8:00:29 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 6 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 19 Oct 2020 | Mark Steyn
    On Friday Samuel Paty, a French high school teacher, was beheaded by a Chechen "refugee" on the streets of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, north-west of Paris. His crime was showing a Charlie Hebdo Mohammed cartoon to his pupils in a class on free speech. So he had to be "canceled" - Xtreme Sports edition. M Paty leaves a wife and a five-year-old son, and the usual useless passive expressions of public grief, including inevitably #JeSuisSamuel and candlelight vigils and all the other mawkish crap that signals to the world that you're not serious about doing anything to prevent the next grieving widow and...
  • Think Tank Funded by U.S. And Foreign Governments Calls for Suppression of Breitbart, Fox, Conservative Media

    10/18/2020 11:59:50 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 18 2020 | ALLUM BOKHARI
    The German Marshall Fund (GMF), an influential globalist think tank founded by the state of Germany to promote deeper ties between America and Europe — and funded in part by the U.S. government — has branded Breitbart News, Fox News, the Blaze, and the Federalist as “deceptive” news outlets, urging social media platforms to suppress their engagement. The GMF, which claims to be a “non-partisan” organization, relies on the opinions of NewsGuard, an unaccountable Microsoft-linked establishment project that purports to “rate” the validity of news sites. The report divides so-called “deceptive” news outlets into two tiers. “Manipulators,” that the GMF...
  • Teacher beheaded in France after showing Mohammed cartoons

    10/16/2020 10:56:23 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 40 replies
    France24 ^ | October 16, 2020 | Agence France-Presse
    A French teacher who had recently shown students cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed was beheaded outside his school on Friday, in what President Emmanuel Macron called an "Islamist terrorist attack". The assailant, whose identity has not been established, was shot by police as they tried to arrest him and later died of his injuries, police said. The attacker shouted "Allahu Akbar" ("God is greatest") as police confronted him, a cry often heard in jihadist attacks, a police source said.
  • Terrorist attack in Conflans: a professor beheaded in the middle of the street, the assailant shot dead by the police in Éragny

    10/16/2020 9:25:58 PM PDT · by xomething · 19 replies
    actu17 ^ | 10/17/2020 | Y.C.
    A teacher was beheaded in the middle of the street in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (Yvelines) this late Friday afternoon, around 5 p.m. The attacker was neutralized by bullets by the police a few hundred meters away, in Éragny (Val-d'Oise), a neighboring town. He is dead. The National Counterterrorism Prosecutor's Office has taken up the investigation. 00:49. Four people including a minor were taken into police custody as part of the investigation led by the national anti-terrorism prosecution according to BFMTV. The suspects are members of the assailant's family. 22:55. The terrorist shouted "Allah Akbar" before being neutralized by law enforcement officials according...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 10/16/2020 Newsdump Friday

    10/16/2020 10:00:20 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/16/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Orthodox Jewish religious schools (yeshivas) carry on in spite of New York state orders to shut down in coronavirus "hotspots".... In Israel new less strict coronavirus lockdown rules laid out.... Today police in Thailand trying to put down anti-monarchist protesters with stinging liquid fired from water cannons.... Turkey firing a missile today along its northern coast in what is believed to be a test of the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile system..... European Union leaders condemning "unilateral actions and provocations" by Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean.... In a Paris suburb a decapitation attack on a middle school teacher the attacker shouting...
  • Turkey-Greece tensions escalate amid renewed exploration in disputed waters

    10/14/2020 8:59:56 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 13, 2020 | TV7 Israel News
    Today's top stories 13.10.20; 1) The Israeli Parliament, or Knesset in Hebrew, formally opened its winter session -- amid domestic reports of a reemerging political crisis that may yet again force the Jewish State into another round of national elections.2) A Cargo Vessel makes a first official maritime transport of Emirati goods to the state of Israel.3) Tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean are once again on the rise, after Turkey announced its decision to conduct exploration works for offshore energy sources in disputed waters, south of the Greek Island of Kastellorizo -- which is situated near Turkey's southern coast.Turkey-Greece tensions...
  • Palestinian PM: God help us if Trump wins

    10/13/2020 1:01:08 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 56 replies
    jpost ^ | 10/13/20 | Lahov Harkov
    Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh told the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee on Monday that voting US President Donald Trump out of office is critical for the Palestinians. “The election is very important. God help us, the EU, and the whole world if there are four more years of Trump,” he said. Shtayyeh spoke out against Trump’s peace plan, presented earlier this year. “Trump has wasted four years of everyone’s time,” he said. “The ultimate deal was not delivered. [Trump’s plan] was rejected by the Palestinians, the Arabs and Europe… The US is just too biased.” Shtayyeh called for...
  • Unilever shareholders approve move to the UK But FTSE giant still faces a further hurdle, with the Dutch weighing up a law to impose an 'exit tax'

    10/12/2020 9:46:16 PM PDT · by sinsofsolarempirefan · 3 replies
    Unilever’s UK shareholders have voted overwhelmingly in favour of plans to move the Marmite owner's legal base to London, despite warnings that a vote on a proposed exit tax if it leaves the Netherlands could go down to the wire. The shift to a single legal headquarters in Britain was backed by 99.5pc of voting investors at a meeting on Monday, bringing the firm one step closer to abandoning its dual-headed Anglo-Dutch structure after 90 years. Dutch investors in Unilever, which also owns Dove soap and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, approved the move with 99.4pc support last month. But...
  • France ups the ante by increasing penalty tax on carbon emissions by cars

    10/12/2020 5:55:16 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 29 replies
    https://www.industryleadersmagazine.com ^ | OCTOBER 10, 2020 | ANNA DOMANSKA
    France introduces a new carbon emission tax plan that will make buyers of gas-guzzlers like Porsche and Ferrari to reconsider their purchasing decision. EU has set a target of reducing its carbon emissions from cars by 2030 and France, which already has the highest pollution tax, has decided to double it. France is drafting a law that will force buyers of big luxury gas-guzzling cars to reconsider their purchasing decision. Europe’s second-largest auto market is planning to double its levy of “malus”- or penalty tax based on the carbon emission of a car. It is set to go up to...
  • Armenia, Azerbaijan say Nagorno-Karabakh truce fails to hold

    10/10/2020 6:55:40 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    SF GATE ^ | 10/10/2020
    Minutes after the truce took force, the Armenian military accused Azerbaijan of shelling the area near the town of Kapan in southeastern Armenia, killing one civilian. The Azerbaijani military, in turn, accused Armenia of striking the Terter and Agdam regions of Azerbaijan with missiles and then attempting to launch offensives in the Agdere-Terter and the Fizuli-Jabrail areas. Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov charged that “conditions for implementing the humanitarian cease-fire are currently missing” amid the continuing Armenian shelling. The latest outburst of fighting between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces began Sept. 27 and left hundreds of people dead in the biggest...
  • Diplomatic efforts fail to calm Nagorno-Karabakh clash: Live news

    10/08/2020 9:57:56 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | Thursday, October 8, 2020 | Anealla Safdar, Ramy Allahoum, Shereena Qazi
    Turkey supports efforts for a peaceful solution to the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh as long as they account for Azerbaijan's legitimate demands, a spokesman for the Turkish presidency said. "We call on the Minsk Group to come up with a timetable and a new proposal that is actionable, that has specific guidelines to end the current round of hostilities but most importantly also a way to end the occupation of Azeri lands by Armenia, which has been the root cause of this problem," government spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin told Al Jazeera. "The Minsk Group, which was established almost 30 years ago, has...
  • Shock and indignation after the ultra-violent assault of two police officers in Herblay

    10/08/2020 3:13:30 PM PDT · by xomething · 32 replies
    lefigaro ^ | 10/08/2020 | Jean Chichizola and Angélique Négroni
    An extremely violent attack. The assault on two policemen from the Cergy branch of the Versailles PJ on Wednesday in Herblay (Val-d'Oise) sent shock waves through the police and public opinion on Thursday. Three suspects are wanted by hundreds of police officers, for "attempted murder of a person holding public authority in an organized gang". Thursday, in front of the Cergy-Pontoise police station, the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, denounced a "massacre", "two acts of terrible savagery, (...) a savagery that has become daily, against the police, and of which no one could ignore that they were police officers...
  • "The EU is a firm supporter of the Palestinian Authority"

    10/08/2020 1:04:42 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/10/20
    A spokesperson for the EU responded today (Thursday) to the report according to which the European Union links aid to PA to financial ties with Israel. According to the report, European Union leaders told the Palestinian Authority that they will refuse to provide financial aid as long as it refuses to accept tax revenues collected by Israel. "The EU and its Member States are and continue to be the largest international financial supporter of Palestinians. The EU is a firm supporter of the Palestinian Authority", the spokesperson said to Arutz Sheva. "The EU and many partners in the international community...
  • EU opposes shift of US Embassy site in Israel

    01/16/2017 10:15:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 16, 2017 11:33 AM EST
    European Union foreign ministers on Monday opposed any plan by President-elect Donald Trump to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and warned that it could ratchet up tensions with the Arab world. “It is very important for us all to refrain from unilateral actions, especially those that can have serious consequences in large sectors of public opinion in large parts of the world,” EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told reporters after chairing their talks in Brussels. “We hope that there can be reflection on consequences of any move that is taken,” she said. …