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  • Russia delivers Su-30 fighters with French-made advanced avionics to Belarus

    01/01/2021 11:34:27 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 5 replies
    By Live News ^ | December 31, 2020 | By Live News
    Russia has delivered a batch of Sukhoi Su-30SM Flanker multirole fighter jets to Belarus with French-made superior avionics. A number of information retailers reported that Belarus has acquired new Su-30SM twin-seat fighter plane geared up with a complicated Man-Machine-Interface system developed by the Thales. The fighter jets have been designed by Sukhoi Design Bureau on order from the Ministry of the Republic of Belarus based mostly on the upgraded export model of the Su-30. A contract for supply was signed in 2017. Belarus’ model differs from the bases Su-30 within the composition of airborne tools, as some tools gadgets have...
  • European Union to Joe Biden: ‘Make Multilateralism Great Again’

    12/08/2020 1:54:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 3, 2020 | 4:35am EST | Patrick Goodenough
    European Union leaders have a wish list and a message to pass along to Joe Biden — and in an apparent dig at President Trump, hijacked his best-known slogan in doing so: “We want to Make Multilateralism Great Again.” The 27-member bloc’s executive European Commission on Wednesday unveiled proposals aimed at strengthening the transatlantic partnership under a projected Biden administration, underlining its priorities including combating climate change and a U.S. return to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Iran nuclear deal. The proposals touch on the strains recent years have seen in the relationship, although without mentioning Trump by...
  • Germany: U.S. soldiers are still welcome here

    12/06/2020 7:19:18 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 19 replies
    UK Reuters ^ | 12/04/20 | Reuters Staff
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany is glad that there appears to be agreement among U.S. lawmaker that President Donald Trump’s July decision to move troops out of Germany should be revisited, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said.
  • Breaking: Belarus raises alarm about US, NATO military build-up in region

    12/06/2020 4:11:00 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 9 replies
    https://en.nbs24.org ^ | December 3rd, 2020 | NBS
    Belarus’ President Alexander Lukashenko says military build-ups by the United States and NATO near the western borders of his country, Russia, and a number of other states in the region is cause for “serious concern.” “Once again, the world is on the brink of an unbridled arms race. The most dangerous phenomena are getting worse, namely a military standoff between global centers of power,” Lukashenko said in a statement at an online session of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) on Wednesday. “We clearly see an increase in systemic events of military nature in Poland and in Baltic states,” he...
  • Afghanistan troop withdrawal could lead to terrorist attacks on US, allies: NATO chief

    11/20/2020 1:11:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, November 17, 2020 | Ben Wolfgang
    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday signaled opposition to President Trump’s plan to pull more U.S. troops out of Afghanistan and he cautioned that “leaving too soon” could lead to terrorist strikes against America and its allies. In a statement, Mr. Stoltenberg said all NATO allies are eager to leave Afghanistan after nearly 20 years of war, but he stressed that a withdrawal must only happen when “the time is right” on the ground. His comments come after reports that Mr. Trump will soon issue formal orders to cut the number of American forces in Afghanistan from 4,500 to about...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • French Bishops' Appeal for Public Masses During Lockdown Rejected by Judge

    11/09/2020 6:32:14 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 11/9/20 | Couurtney Mares
    Rome Newsroom, Nov 8, 2020 / 10:00 am MT (CNA).- The French bishops’ appeal to continue public Masses during France’s national lockdown was rejected Saturday by the Council of State. “The bishops deplore above all that the faithful will thus remain unable to participate in Mass, the summit of their faith and an irreplaceable encounter with God and with their brothers,” the French bishops’ conference said in a statement issued in response to the decision Nov. 7. As France entered into its second lockdown of this year in November, the French bishops’ conference filed a “référé liberté” with the Council...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Weekend Version The Tyranny Is Here Regardless Of The Vote Totals

    11/07/2020 8:11:21 PM PST · by Nextrush · 12 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/7/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Welcome to the weekend and here we are still doing it the way we've always done it whether the "trolls" like it or not. Wake up and smell the coffee about certain realities the coronavirus situation and restrictions related to it likely to be tightened in the face of the numbers but the election situation perhaps giving the governors being told by Washington and people like Dr. Deborah Birx and Dr. Anthony Fauci a pause... Newsdump Update: US Syria Envoy Says His Mission Ending But US Policy Will Stay The Same If Biden Is President... The Establishment policy is set...
  • Time is running out to enact any trade deal with UK - EU lawmakers

    11/06/2020 9:45:31 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies
    reuters.com ^ | NOVEMBER 6, 2020 | Gabriela Baczynska, John Chalmers
    European lawmakers said on Friday time was running out to put in place any new trade agreement between London and the European Union before the end of an 11-month transition period following Britain’s departure from the bloc. Britain formally left the EU last January but has been following the bloc’s rules since then as the two sides try to agree on their future trade relationship. The transition period ends on Dec. 31 but negotiators are still trying to reach an agreement to protect nearly a trillion dollars in annual trade from possible quotas and tariffs.
  • EU set to impose tariffs on $4 billion U.S. goods next week

    11/06/2020 9:49:42 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies
    reuters.com ^ | NOVEMBER 6, 2020 | Philip Blenkinsop, Andrea Shalal
    The European Union is poised to move next week to impose tariffs on $4 billion of U.S. imports in retaliation for U.S. subsidies for planemaker Boeing, EU diplomats said, teeing up an eleventh-hour showdown with U.S. President Donald Trump.
  • Germany's CDU party delays electing Chancellor Angela Merkel's successor once again

    11/06/2020 10:24:10 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    euronews.com ^ | Oct. 26, 2020 | Euronews with AP
    Germany's largest party has delayed choosing a new leader and the likely successor to Chancellor Angela Markel for a second time. The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) had planned a convention in Stuttgart for December but confirmed on Twitter that the "pandemic situation" means the event could not take place. Current party leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer had announced in February that she would not run for chancellor in the expected 2021 election and would relinquish the party leadership. A first convention to choose the CDU leader in April was also postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • France Says its Forces Killed 50 Islamic Extremists in Mali

    11/03/2020 1:56:55 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    French military forces fighting Islamic extremists in West Africa killed more than 50 jihadists and detained four in an operation last week in Mali, French officials said. Defense Minister Florence Parly tweeted Monday night that the French force in the region also confiscated weapons and equipment from the fighters in the operation last Friday, which she said “shows once again that terrorist groups cannot act with impunity.” Drones monitoring the region in northern Mali spotted a convoy of suspected fighters on motorcycles, prompting France to launch the operation, first with airstrikes and then with a ground operation by French commandos,...
  • Theodore Roosevelt absolutely hated the principles of the Founding Fathers

    03/09/2012 8:28:13 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 25 replies
    Not long ago I made an entry titled "Woodrow Wilson absolutely hated the principles of the Founding Fathers", well, I am no fan of any progressive. They are all dangerous to me. So Wilson attacks the founding and I'm going to call it as it is. The same is said for Roosevelt. Progressivism is America's cancer and it's not just in one party. I came across an article on The Heritage Foundation titled "Progressivism: Still Dangerous After All These Years, which is primarily about Roosevelt. In it, they highlight one of the things that came out of Roosevelt's pie hole:(Direct...
  • Indignant: Turkey on Warpath over New Charlie Hebdo Erdogan Cartoon

    10/28/2020 1:12:50 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Oct 2020 | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    A Turkish government minister has called French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo “b*stards” and “sons of b*tches” over a new satirical cartoon showing President Erdogan in his underwear. The frontpage cartoon of the magazine, which features Erdogan in his underwear looking at the bare bottom of a woman in an Islamic veil and bears the caption “in private he is very funny”, has earned the anger of the Turkish leader, who has now threatened legal action. On Wednesday, the Turkish presidency’s communications directorate released a statement on the subject of the cartoon, according to Le Monde, saying: “The necessary legal and...
  • Macron accuses Turkey of 'bellicose' attitude towards Nato allies

    11/01/2020 8:21:53 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 20 replies
    https://www.middleeasteye.net ^ | 31 October 2020 | By MEE and agencies
    French President Emmanuel Macron has accused Turkey having a "bellicose" attitude towards its allies, as the row over cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad contiues unabated. In an interview broadcast on Saturday, Macron said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had displayed "belligerent behavior with Nato allies", adding that he hoped "things would calm down" and that the Turkish president "would not tell lies". France-Turkey showdown: A battle to shape the regional order Read More » His comments came as Erdogan, as well as a number of other leaders of Muslim-majority countries, continued to criticise Macron for comments he made describing...
  • Hundreds Of Turks & Azeris Take To The Streets In Lyon, France Looking For Armenians.

    10/29/2020 6:28:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Zartonk Media on Twitter ^ | October 28, 2020 | Staff
    Hundreds Of Turks & Azeris Take To The Streets In Lyon, France Looking For Armenians.
  • Two Swiss Muslim leaders convicted of spreading al Qaeda propaganda

    10/27/2020 5:02:39 PM PDT · by xomething · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/27/2020 | John Revill, Nick Tattersall
    A Swiss court handed suspended jail terms on Tuesday to two senior officials from a Swiss Islamic group for spreading propaganda supporting al Qaeda, in a retrial which followed their earlier acquittal. Nicolas Blancho, president of the Islamic Central Council of Switzerland (ICCS), and media spokesman Abdel Azziz Qaasim Illi were sentenced by the Federal Criminal Court to 15 months and 18 months in prison respectively, both suspended for three years. Prosecutors originally charged the two men and one other ICCS official in 2017 over videos posted online two years earlier that included interviews with leaders of Jabhat al-Nusra, at...
  • Coronavirus: Merkel urges discipline as Germany mulls tougher restrictions [Folgen sie der Wissenschaft]

    10/27/2020 3:34:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 10.27.2020 | dr/msh (dpa, Reuters)
    Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday urged Germans to “stick to what we know” about the coronavirus as the country battles a second wave of infections. “We know how we can protect ourselves. We can proceed with a more targeted response,” she said in Berlin. “But we also see with the rising numbers that if we do not stick to what we know about the virus, we get ourselves back into situations are that are decidedly difficult.” Merkel was speaking ahead of a key meeting with state leaders, brought forward to Wednesday, at which she is expected to push for tougher...