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  • Statue of Melania Trump set on fire in Slovenia

    07/08/2020 7:41:23 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 8, 2020 | Rebecca Klar
    A wooden sculpture of first lady Melania Trump near her hometown in Slovenia was set on fire the night of July 4, according to the artist who commissioned the piece. Brad Downey, a Berlin-based American artist, told Reuters the wooden sculpture near Trump’s hometown of Sevnica was torched. “I want to know why they did it,” Downey told Reuters. He told the newswire the sculpture was removed as soon as police informed him on July 5 of the incident. Downey reportedly said he filed a police report and that he would like to interview the people behind the incident, if...
  • China joins UN Human Rights Council panel despite troubling record, response to coronavirus

    04/04/2020 9:55:08 AM PDT · by gattaca · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 4, 2020 | Adam Shaw
    China has been appointed to a panel on the controversial U.N. Human Rights Council, where it will help vet candidates for important posts -- despite its decades-long record of systematic human rights abuse that the U.S. has said fueled the coronavirus pandemic. Jiang Duan, minister at the Chinese Mission in Geneva, was appointed to the U.N. Human Rights Council’s Consultative Group -- where he will serve as the representative of the Asia-Pacific states. He will serve as one of five representatives for blocs of countries and is joined by delegates from Spain, Slovenia and Chad.
  • Statue mocking Donald Trump torched in Slovenia

    01/09/2020 9:33:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    AP ^ | January 9, 2020 | Ali Zerdin
    A wooden statue mocking U.S. President Donald Trump was burned to the ground Thursday in Slovenia, the birthplace of his wife Melania, authorities said. The nearly eight-meter (26-foot) high construction, erected last year in a village in northeast of Slovenia, showed Trump with his trademark hair style, blue suit, white shirt and a long red tie. His right arm — fist clenched — was raised high like that of New York’s Statue of Liberty. Slovenian police are looking for the arsonist. When triggered, a mechanism inside the statue opened a red-painted mouth and shark-like teeth used to appear.
  • Palestinian clans reject treaty ending discrimination against women

    12/22/2019 6:57:10 PM PST · by aimhigh · 10 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/22/2019 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    Several Palestinian clans have rejected The Convention of the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women, a move widely seen as a revolt against the PA. Critics of the treaty claim that it goes against Arab and Islamic norms and teachings. “This treaty is unacceptable to Arabs and Muslims,” remarked Palestinian activist Abu Ghassan Shaheen. “It goes against our religion and traditions.” On Saturday, leaders of large Palestinian clans in Hebron called on the PA to withdraw from the treaty. They also called for banning feminist groups from entering Palestinian schools. The clan leaders expressed opposition to the PA’s...
  • Trump’s Openness Is Forcing A Stronger NATO And Europe

    12/03/2019 1:50:09 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 9 replies
    The American people and the world are witnessing a revolution of openness brought on by none other than the frank, brusk, always to the point methods of President Trump. This was on full display this week as Trump held public press conferences with world leaders during the NATO meeting in London, and repeatedly had shockingly open and honest discussions — the things that have always been kept behind closed doors in the past, and then reported via leaks through a partisan media. Trump’s method forces difficult issues out into the light without the bias filter. With French President Emmanuel Macron,...
  • 'Circumcision ban will end Jewish communities in Europe'

    12/01/2019 9:13:25 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 79 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/12/19 | Yoni Kempinski
    Arutz Sheva spoke with Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, President of the Conference of European Rabbis (CER), at a gathering of its Standing Committee in Geneva, Switzerland. How more challenging and scary has being a Jew in Europe become? "It's very challenging, as an individual and as a community." You're referring to fears of anti-Semitism? "Yes. We witnessed an attack on Yom Kippur in eastern Germany, not ISIS - Neo-Nazis. In the last years, no Jews were killed by neo-Nazis in Europe. It's a whole new phenomenon." "We have problems today from the left and the right and the center. This is...
  • Trump administration to reduce NATO aid

    11/27/2019 5:49:00 PM PST · by Farcesensitive · 27 replies
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  • Trump’s Big Move On Turkey May Gain U.S. Goals

    10/20/2019 2:22:33 PM PDT · by bitt · 28 replies
    nysun ^ | October 18, 2019 | Conrad Black
    The controversy over President Trump’s pullout on the Turkish–Syrian border will settle down quickly. It is another useful debunking of ancient shibboleths and decrepit truisms, like the long-impregnable encrustation of false wisdom that moving the U.S embassy in Israel to Jerusalem would unleash hell upon the whole Middle East. There are about 35 million Kurds, approximately half of them in Turkey, where they make up about a fifth of Turkey’s population. A century ago almost all the Kurds had been in the Ottoman Empire, which the Allied powers broke up after World War I, a foolish decision that is on...
  • Melania's Home Country Sets Up Citizen's Defense Force to STOP Illegal Migrants

    10/10/2019 8:46:51 PM PDT · by montag813 · 15 replies
    24News ^ | 10/10/2019 | John Urban
    by Brian Hayes Citizens in the central European state of Slovenia -- the home country of First Lady Melania Trump -- have formed a civil defense force to put a stop to illegal Muslim migrants entering their country from Croatia. And unlike in the U.S., where the media and politicians attack vigilante groups that defend the border as racist and "dangerous," the government is actively supporting these volunteers, and the media is heralding them as patriotic. The Balkan route for Islamic migrants heading north from Turkey and Greece into Germany is well-known. However, thanks to Hungary’s national populist Prime...
  • Slovenia: Citizen defense force formed to stop illegal migration

    09/21/2019 7:20:17 PM PDT · by NachOsten · 25 replies
    voice of europe ^ | Arthur Lyons
    Citizens in the small central European state of Slovenia have formed a civil defense force to put a stop to illegal migrants entering their country from Croatia.The Balkan route for migrants heading north from Turkey and Greece into Germany is well-known. However, thanks to Hungary’s national populist Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, the classic Balkan route which starts from Turkey or Greece, goes through Serbia, and then into Hungary has been sealed off. ‘Replacement Migration’, as the United Nation puts it, now comes mainly comes through Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia, and Austria. This is the alternative route that’s been established for illegal...
  • Slovenia ready to recognize 'Palestine'

    07/11/2019 9:40:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    INN ^ | 07/11/19 06:24 | Elad Benari
    Slovenia’s Foreign Minister Miro Cerar said on Wednesday that there is consensus in Slovenia on the issue of recognition of the State of Palestine and that Slovenia will do that once a group of European Union member states are ready to do so, the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) Wafa news agency reports. Speaking during a meeting with the PA “foreign minister” Riyad Malki at the headquarters of the Slovenian Foreign Ministry in the capital, Ljubljana, Cerar expressed his government’s willingness to develop bilateral relations with the PA in all fields, especially in the economic sphere. A report last year indicated that...
  • PHOTOS: First Monument Dedicated to Melania Trump Unveiled in Slovenia

    07/05/2019 7:06:23 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05 Jul 2019 | John Binder
    <p>The first monument in the world dedicated to first lady Melania Trump was unveiled in the former model’s hometown of Sevnica, Slovenia on Friday.</p> <p>Artist Ales “Maxi” Zupevc sculpted the wooden monument, abstractly depicting Mrs. Trump in her custom Ralph Lauren powder blue ensemble that she wore for President Trump’s inauguration in January 2017.</p>
  • Woman in Slovenia 'cuts off own hand with circular saw for insurance payout'

    03/15/2019 11:27:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies ^ | • last updated: 12/03/2019 | By Camille Simonet
    A woman was arrested in Slovenia for fraud after cutting her hand off with a circular saw in a bid to land an insurance payout, police say. Her hand was later sewn back on at Ljubljana University Medical Centre. She was hoping to get around €380,000 in compensation after signing up for five insurance policies shortly before the incident, officers alleged. "With one of her accomplices, she intentionally amputated her hand at the wrist with a circular saw, hoping to stage it as an accident," police spokesman Valter Zrinski told during a news conference on Monday. The 21-year-old and her...
  • Archaeologists puzzle over mystery woman in early Christian cemetery

    03/02/2019 12:02:23 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 35 replies
    National Geographic ^ | January 28, 2019 | Marjan Ziberna
    The most stunning artifact recovered beneath Gosposvetska Street was a transparent blue glass bowl found next to the woman’s body... This exquisite drinking bowl could have been used in both regular daily life as well as for burial ceremonies, and an analysis of its chemical composition points to its manufacture somewhere in the eastern Mediterranean region. The grapevine decorations have their role in the Christian Eucharist and Communion, but have their origins in motifs associated with Dionysus, the pagan god of wine and ecstasy. Archaeologists are also interested in how the woman’s tomb developed over time. It seems that possibly...
  • Watch–Melania Trump Denounces ‘Oppression of Socialism,’ Declares ‘Hope’ for Venezuelans

    02/18/2019 8:03:59 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Feb 2019 | John Binder
    (VIDEO AT SOURCE) First lady Melania Trump delivered an address on President’s Day in Miami, Florida, in which she denounced the “oppression of socialism and communism” while declaring “hope” for the people of Venezuela. While introducing President Trump to a crowd of mostly Venezuelan-Americans in Miami, Mrs. Trump asked Americans to “pray together” for the people of Venezuela, who “are on the brink of reclaiming their own liberty.” “It is wonderful to be here today in the beautiful city of Miami,” Mrs. Trump said. “The president and I are honored to stand with all of you as we together we...
  • New France-Germany treaty aims to revive EU

    01/22/2019 12:35:50 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 34 replies ^ | January 22, 2019 | Andreas Noll, Ralf Bosen
    ... Moving from visions to concrete defense projects has always been difficult because of the nations' diverging philosophies: The French are more likely to opt for intervention, while the Germans are very reluctant on the military stage. That should improve, however, as Germany and France have pledged assistance — including military assistance — "in the event of an armed attack" on one of the two countries.
  • BREXIT TRIUMPH: Brussels 'will GIVE IN' on THIS UK demand after EU economy WOBBLES

    01/05/2019 9:16:47 AM PST · by Monrose72 · 19 replies
    NN ^ | 2019-01-05 21:00 | OLI SMITH
    BRUSSELS are likely to buckle to Britain’s key Brexit demands, due to uproar among EU countries over fears of an economic decline in the case of a no deal departure. The EU27 will give in to Prime Minister Theresa May’s demands to make the Irish border backstop a legally temporary measure. The key British demand is the only obstacle holding up Mrs May’s deal from passing in Parliament. The DUP and dozens of Brexiteers have vowed to vote down the deal this month unless changes are made to the backstop.
  • Beavers are back in Italy after an absence of nearly 500 years as big mammals rebound in Europe

    12/30/2018 7:38:41 PM PST · by dynachrome · 82 replies
    the Telegraph ^ | 12-30-18 | Nick Squires
    fter an absence from Italy of nearly 500 years, beavers are back. The species, which was once widespread across Europe, has been spotted in Italy’s northerly region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. The animals are believed to have wandered over the border from neighbouring Austria or possibly Slovenia. An adult beaver was filmed by a camera trap in a forest near Tarvisio, a town that lies in the triangle where Italy, Austria and Slovenia converge. “The reason beavers disappeared from Italy is simple – for hundreds of years they were trapped for their fur and also prized for their meat,” Paolo Molinari,...
  • Amir from Slovenia on Growing Antisemitism in Europe and Other Topics

    12/16/2018 9:33:48 PM PST · by firebrand · 9 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | Dec. 16, 2018 | Amir Tsarfati
    A small church in Slovenia but an encouraging sign at the end of the service. The growing antisemitism in Europe, with comments on May and Macron. Comments on the climate-change movement and why a global issue is necessary for those who want to take over the world. And a word on the growing recognition of Jerusalem as capital. Notes on the future! Also, a reminder of the real meaning of Christmas.
  • Nostalgia Keeps Yugoslavia Alive A Century After Its Ill-Fated Creation

    12/03/2018 11:36:22 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 18 replies
    RFE/RL ^ | December 02, 2018 | Alan Crosby, Dragan Stavljanin
    By April 1992, with its Soviet ally freshly dissolved, Yugoslavia as the world had known it was gone in a bloody and violent breakup, leaving some 100,000 dead, 2.4 million refugees, 2 million internally displaced, and seven independent nations in its place. While those ethnic tensions still simmer in much of the former Yugoslavia, so too is a growing sentimental recollection of life in a country much of the younger generations can only learn about in history books and museums like Milakovic’s Yugodom. A Gallup poll from last year showed that many people in the former Yugoslavia look back fondly...