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  • Kamala Harris Puts on Fake French Accent while talking with French People

    11/11/2021 6:00:50 AM PST · by Scarlett156 · 38 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/11/2021 | Jim Hoft
    This is getting embarrassing. Kamala Harris used a fake French accent yesterday when speaking with a group of French people. (video)
  • Czech Republic in post-vote limbo after president taken sick

    10/11/2021 12:19:38 AM PDT · by blueplum · 4 replies
    Al Jazerra via msn ^ | 10 October 2021 | Al Jazerra uncredited
    The Czech Republic has been plunged into uncertainty after President Milos Zeman was rushed to hospital a day after his ally, populist billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis, suffered a shock defeat in the country’s general election. The 77-year-old president, who plays a critical role in nominating any future prime minister, was taken to hospital by ambulance shortly after meeting Babis and appeared to be unconscious on arrival, with someone seen holding up his head.... ...while Babis has conceded that Together won more votes as a coalition, he is still hoping to hold on to power,...
  • KURZ SHORT Austria’s chancellor Sebastian Kurz forced to quit over corruption probe 4 years after becoming world’s youngest leader

    10/10/2021 2:01:21 AM PDT · by blueplum · 5 replies
    The Sun UK ^ | 09 October 2021 | Niamh Cavanagh
    AUSTRIA'S chancellor has been forced to quit after he was named as a prime suspect in a corruption probe just four years after becoming the world's youngest leader. Sebastian Kurz and nine of his associates have been accused of using public money to pay to manipulate polls and to secure friendly reports in the media... ...Kurz became the world's youngest leader when he was elected as chancellor at the age of 31 in 2017. Nicknamed "wunderwuzzi" or “wonderkid" at the time, Kurz topped the poll with over 31.5 per cent of the vote....
  • Biden administration delivers brusque message to Pakistan

    10/10/2021 12:46:11 AM PDT · by blueplum · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 09 October 2021 | Shah Meer Baloch in Islamabad and Julian Borger in Washington
    A senior US official visiting Islamabad has made clear to Pakistan that the Biden administration has downgraded the bilateral relationship. On the eve of her arrival, the deputy secretary of state, Wendy Sherman, used a public event in Mumbai to lay out in blunt terms the new parameters of US-Pakistan relations, stressing there would be no equivalence with Washington’s deepening ties to India.... ...A planned meeting with the prime minister, Imran Khan, never materialised. Senior Pakistan government officials told the Guardian that there was diplomatic tension between the two countries that needed to be resolved and that Khan was angry...
  • FISH FURY France threatens to cut British energy supplies and mocks our fuel ­crisis as Brexit fishing row turns nasty

    10/05/2021 8:50:17 PM PDT · by blueplum · 13 replies
    The Sun uk ^ | 05 October 2021 | Nick Gutteridge
    FRANCE threatened to cut energy supplies to Britain and mocked the nation’s fuel ­crisis as the Brexit fishing row turned nasty. Europe minister Clement Beaune vowed to exploit the supply chaos to try to win more access to UK waters.... ...President Emmanuel Macron is angry that the UK and Jersey denied licences to most French boats that applied... ...No10, meanwhile, said it rejected licence applications only of boat owners with no records to show they fished UK waters before Brexit. Militant French fishermen have threatened to blockade Calais and stop the flow of goods to and from Britain in the...
  • Ministers close to deal that could end China’s role in UK nuclear power station

    09/25/2021 7:44:09 PM PDT · by blueplum · 8 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 25 September 2021 | John Collingridge and Jillian Ambrose
    Ministers are closing in on a deal that could kick China off a project to build a £20bn nuclear power station on the Suffolk coast and pump in tens of millions of pounds of taxpayer cash instead – a move that would heighten geopolitical tensions. The government could announce plans to take a stake in Sizewell C power station, alongside the French state-backed power giant EDF, as early as next month, ahead of the Cop26 climate summit. That would be likely to result in China General Nuclear (CGN), which currently has a 20% stake in Sizewell, being removed from the...
  • France accuses Australia, US of 'lying' in escalating crisis

    09/18/2021 10:52:17 PM PDT · by blueplum · 32 replies
    AFP via msn ^ | 18 September 2021 | AFP
    France on Saturday accused Australia and the United States of lying over a ruptured Australian contract to buy French submarines, warning a grave crisis was underway between the allies... ...Speaking to France 2 television, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian gave no indication Paris was prepared to let the crisis die down, using distinctly undiplomatic language towards Australia, the United States and Britain,...
  • House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi warns Britain there will be NO US trade deal unless row with EU over Northern Ireland protocol can be solved

    09/18/2021 12:28:45 AM PDT · by blueplum · 23 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 18 September 2021 | MARK DUELL FOR MAILONLINE
    Nancy Pelosi, America's third most powerful politician, warned today that a breakdown in the talks over the Northern Ireland Protocol would be 'problematic' for a post-Brexit UK-US trade deal. The Speaker of the US House of Representatives, who is currently visiting Britain, has been critical of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's approach to Northern Ireland following the UK's exit from the European Union. The pair discussed the issue in Downing Street yesterday and Mrs Pelosi today expanded on her views about the talks underway between the UK and Brussels to resolve issues ... ....Mrs Pelosi, 81, said she felt it would...
  • Day at the beach: Biden hits shore as US admits Afghan kid kills, FDA spikes boosters, France bids adieu

    09/18/2021 12:47:11 AM PDT · by blueplum · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | 18 September 2021 | Steven Nelson
    President Biden left the White House before noon Friday for a long weekend at his beach house and kept out of sight as the FDA rejected his push for COVID-19 vaccine “booster” shots, the Pentagon admitted it killed Afghan civilians and France recalled its ambassador. Biden didn’t speak with reporters about the trio of political debacles during the less than two-hour trip to his Rehoboth Beach, Del., mansion — or after he arrived. In a forever stain on Biden’s chaotic Afghanistan pullout, the Pentagon admitted it mistakenly killed 10 innocent civilians... ...Biden has made 21 trips to his homes in...
  • ‘Time to take sides’: post-Merkel era needs radical new direction, says study

    09/14/2021 9:02:56 PM PDT · by blueplum · 6 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 14 September 2021 | Jon Henley Europe correspondent
    After 15 years of “Merkelism” the German chancellor’s neutral, consensus-building approach means many Europeans accept her country as the EU’s leader – but post-Angela Merkel Berlin will have to radically change tack, according to a study.... ...Even countries with very different policies, such as Spain (45%) and non-eurozone Hungary (50%), backed German economic leadership...Support for Berlin as a potential geopolitical leader, however, was markedly low. Only 25% of respondents felt Germany should handle the EU’s relationship with the US, for example, with support for Berlin taking the lead in the bloc’s dealings with Russia (20%) and China (17%) even lower....
  • EXCLUSIVE: Army slam proposal for British Special Forces to train Taliban in future

    09/05/2021 2:45:36 AM PDT · by blueplum · 8 replies
    Mirror uk ^ | 05 September 2021 | Dan WarburtonReporter for the Sunday Mirror and People
    Senior military figures said any move to offer the Taliban support would be strongly resisted by defence chiefs. It is understood that any potential training would take place outside Afghanistan A plan for British Special Forces to train the Taliban in counter-terrorism tactics to stop Afghanistan becoming a breeding ground for extremism has come under fire. Intelligence sources say it has been suggested training teams could be made to work with Taliban forces as part of a future Foreign Aid deal... ...But senior military figures said any move to offer the Taliban support would be catastrophic and strongly resisted by...
  • Israel says US plan to reopen Jerusalem consulate is ‘bad idea’

    09/03/2021 5:04:55 AM PDT · by blueplum · 6 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 01 September 2021 | Guardian/Reuters
    Foreign minister warns reviving site traditionally used for diplomacy with Palestinians could be ‘destabilising’ Israel has said a US plan to reopen its consulate in Jerusalem that was traditionally a base for diplomatic outreach to Palestinians is a “bad idea” and could destabilise the prime minister’s new government. The previous US administration of Donald Trump signalled support for Israel’s claim on Jerusalem as its capital by moving its embassy there from Tel Aviv and subsuming the consulate in that mission. It was among several moves that incensed the Palestinians, who want East Jerusalem as capital of a hoped-for, future state....
  • Mexico Can't Help U.S. with Migrants 'Forever,' Must Invest in 'Poor Countries': President

    08/26/2021 2:29:39 PM PDT · by blueplum · 27 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 26 August 2021 | JULIA MARNIN
    Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said his country can't help the United States with migrants "forever" and that there must be investments in "poor countries" such as in Central America where many migrants come from, the Associated Press reported. López Obrador's comments came after the reinstatement of the U.S. "Remain in Mexico" policy of sending asylum seekers back to Mexico, established under the Trump administration. ... ...The U.S. Supreme Court refused Tuesday to block a lower court ruling ordering the administration of President Joe Biden to reinstate the Trump-era policy of forcing people to wait in Mexico for hearings...
  • OPINION Biden's credibility as an ally is being annihilated alongside Afghanistan

    08/13/2021 10:21:52 PM PDT · by blueplum · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 13 Aug 2021 | Tom Rogan
    "We will repair our alliances and engage with the world once again. ... We will be a strong and trusted partner for peace, progress, and security." So said President Joe Biden at his inaugural address. To borrow from Shakespeare, "His jest will savor but of shallow wit, when thousands weep more than did laugh at it." ...the speed with which the Taliban have seized, retained, and expanded the strategic initiative is devastating. Not just for the Afghan people, but for Biden's credibility as an ally that can be trusted. The Baltic states on Russia's periphery (already betrayed by Biden's Nord...
  • Data suggests Russia's COVID-19 death toll is far higher than reported

    08/04/2021 2:41:50 AM PDT · by blueplum · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | 30 Jul 2021 | Patrick Reevell
    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- At the start of June, St. Petersburg’s local administration stopped publishing information about how many COVID-19 patients had been hospitalized in the Russian city.... Throughout the pandemic, Russian authorities have been accused of massaging statistics to hide the real scale of the country’s COVID-19 impact. The Kremlin has repeatedly suggested that although it has been difficult, Russia has fared better than most other countries, even as it has neglected to impose tough lockdown measures.... But publicly available mortality statistics, as well as other data, show an ever growing, yawning gap between Russia’s official COVID-19 figures and...
  • Biden taps Ken Salazar to be ambassador to Mexico and Tom Nides to Israel

    06/15/2021 8:57:45 PM PDT · by blueplum · 21 replies
    CNBC via MSN ^ | 15 Jun 2021 | Christina Wilkie
    President Joe Biden announced his first political ambassadorships Tuesday, tapping former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to be the U.S. ambassador to Mexico. Biden also tapped Morgan Stanley Vice Chairman Tom Nides to be ambassador to Israel. For representative to the International Civil Aviation Organization, Biden selected C.B. "Sully" Sullenberger, best known for landing a United Airlines flight on the Hudson River in 2009.... ...For the prestigious, ambassador-rank post of U.S. permanent representative to NATO, Biden has chosen Julianne Smith. A former deputy national security advisor to Biden when he was vice president, Smith also directed NATO policy at the Pentagon....
  • WORLDS APART Mums too poor to buy nappies, 200 rise in families using food banks – why Biden’s G7 heaven is hell for residents

    05/24/2021 1:52:21 AM PDT · by blueplum · 4 replies
    The Sun uk ^ | 22 May 2021 | Ben GriffithsGraeme Culliford
    WITH its private beach and £1,500-a-night rooms, Cornwall’s Carbis Bay hotel will host the world’s leaders at next month’s G7 summit. But as Boris Johnson, Joe Biden, Angela Merkel and Co discuss cancelling Third World debt, they will be doing so in one of the poorest parts of Britain — where thousands struggle to feed their families or buy nappies for their babies... ...Operations manager Joyce Duffin, 47, from Camborne, added that many families face an “eat or heat” dilemma. She said: “They have to choose between paying the fuel meter or feeding their children. “I know someone that doesn’t...
  • It’s No Surprise China Employs The Anti-American Propaganda Of Systemic Racism

    03/22/2021 7:05:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 22, 2021 | Sumantra Maitra
    The Chinese side knows that wielding the same self-loathing ideas the ruling class teaches in American universities will hurt Americans most.It’s a cliché to claim every setback as the official end of unipolarity, but if there were ever to be a date for historians to mark the televised humiliation and official end of American hegemony, it would be the very public verbal slapping of U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan by the Chinese ambassador on U.S. soil.The U.S. and China leveled sharp rebukes of each others’ policies in the first high-level, in-person talks of...
  • A World Off Axis - Part one: Dr. Henry Kissinger, An architect of a New World Order, or WWIII?

    03/20/2021 3:04:26 PM PDT · by inpajamas · 10 replies
    Biblical News Christians Jews ^ | 03/20/2021 | The Editor
    A synopsis of world history paints a dark picture of humanity rife with mankind’s inhumanity. The weak have always been a prey and even the strong have fallen. The animal kingdom is a suitable allegory for what usually takes in the world: the strong and ruthless prevail. Indeed, for man himself is a beast, and so much more to the extent that conscience lacking. As it is written, "Man that is in honor, and understands not, is like the beasts that perish." -- Psalm 49:20. And again, "I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men,...
  • Tens of thousands of farmers ride tractors into India's capital and smash through police barricades to storm historic Red Fort following anger over new agriculture laws

    01/26/2021 3:57:54 PM PST · by blueplum · 52 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 26 Jan 2021 | Jack Newman
    [photo-rich article] Thousands of Indian farmers protesting against agricultural reforms breached barricades on Tuesday to enter the historic Red Fort complex in the capital and hoist flags after clashing with police who fired tear gas to scatter them The protesters marched, rode horses and drove long lines of tractors to New Delhi where they stormed the historic site in a symbolic challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.... ...People watched in shock as the takeover of the fort, which was built in the 17th century and served as the palace of Mughal emperors, was shown live on hundreds of news...