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May 03 19:13

TTIP—American Economic Imperialism by Paul Craig Roberts

These so-called “free trade agreements” are not trade agreements. The purpose of the “partnerships,” which were drafted by global corporations, is to make corporations immune to the laws of soverign countries in which they do business. Any country’s sovereign law whether social, environmental, food safety, labor protections—any law or regulation—that impacts a corporation’s profits is labeled a “restraint on trade.” The “partnerships” permit corporations to file a suit that overturns the law or regulation and also awards the corporation damages paid by the taxpayers of the country that tried to protect its environment or the safety of its food and workers.

The law suit is not heard in the courts of the country or in any court. It is heard in a corporate tribunal in which corporations serve as judge, jury, and prosecutor.

In other words, the “partnerships” give global corporations the power to overturn democratic outcomes. Allegedly, Europe consists of democracies. Democracies pass laws protecting the environment and the safety of food and labor, but these laws democratically enacted reduce profits. Anything less than a sweatshop, with starvation wages, no environmental protection, no safety legislation for food or worker, can be overturned at will by global corporations under the terms of the “partnerships.”

Only a traitor, a well paid one, could sign such a pact.

May 03 15:22

Feminist's Art Exhibit In Copenhagen Hails Brussels & Paris Attackers As 'Martyrs'

This is what it's come to folks, left-wing feminists celebrating our killers as works of "art," labeling them as "martyrs" and saying each was "the hero of (their) own story."

You can't make this sh*t up.

May 03 13:38

The Bill & Tony Show: Clinton & Blair To Join Forces To Battle Brexit

Two of the Anglosphere’s most intimate political bedfellows, former US President Bill Clinton and Britain’s ex-PM Tony Blair, will combine to fight against a possible British exit from the European Union.

May 03 09:42

Nearly two-thirds of farmers back Brexit, new poll reveals

In a survey by trade magazine Farmers Weekly, 58 per cent of the 577 farmers asked said they supported a Brexit vote on June 23 while just 31 per cent wanted to remain in the EU.

The results appear to show farmers at odds with the National Farmers’ Union (NFU), which earlier this month said it believed the “interests of farmers are best served by continuing membership of the EU”.

May 03 09:39

Germany pushes for European army

Germany is pushing for a European army in the 28-member EU bloc, according to a white paper put forward by the German government. The army is envisaged to have a joint headquarters and shared military plans.

May 03 08:19

Another Reason for Brexit: EU 'Was a CIA Project from the Beginning'

In a recent piece for The Telegraph, commenting on President Obama's trip to the UK earlier this month to attempt to convince the island nation to vote against Brexit, Evans-Pritchard recalled that "Brexiteers should have been prepared for the shattering intervention of the US," since "the European Union always was an American project."

In fact, the journalist recalled, taking a look back through archival history, one finds that "it was Washington that drove European integration in the late 1940s,", and Washington that "funded it covertly under the Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations."

Contrary to popular belief among some in Europe that the US may have viewed European integration as a threat, the project was in actually always seen as an "anchor to American regional interests alongside NATO," all the way back to its inception.

May 03 08:01

Germany's "brainless compliance" with US military build-up in Eastern Europe

"For this you need obedient vassals in Europe - and they have them" -- Alexander Neu
Sputnik Germany, March 31, 2016

May 03 07:54

Welcome to Sweden

May 02 18:34

Hundreds Of Pages of TTIP Agreement Leaked

By Derrick Broze

Greenpeace has leaked hundreds of pages of the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) which show that negotiations may be in danger of collapsing.

According to newly leaked documents, the United States and the European Union are divided on certain agreements to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)...

May 02 15:22

Is the USA Greece 2.0?

May 02 14:33

NATO Deploys 4000 Troops To Russian Border As EUCOM Chief Urges "Return To War-Planning"

With anti-establishmentarians on the rise in the US & Europe, it appears the neocons and their NATO proxy aren't wasting any time and are stepping up not just the words, but their deeds, against a so-called "resurgent Russia." NATO's European Command (EUCOM) "needs to change," blasts General Philip Breedlove, urging the military to get back to the business of war planning, a skill lost during the post-Cold War era saying his objective is to send a signal of deterrence to Russia. That signal was heard loud and clear as NATO is deploying an additional four battalions of 4,000 troops to the Russian border in Poland and the three Baltic States, according to a report citing US Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work.

May 02 13:32

The EU exists only to become a superstate. Britain has no place in it

For Britain, the issue in the coming European referendum is not Europe, with its great history, incomparable culture, and diverse peoples, but the European Union.

To confuse the two is both geographically and historically obtuse. European civilisation existed long before the coming of the EU, and will continue long after this episode in Europe’s history is, hopefully, over.
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“But,” comes the inevitable question, “what is your alternative to membership of the EU?” A more absurd question it would be hard to envisage.

The alternative to being in the EU is not being in the EU. And it may come as a shock to the little Europeans that most of the world is not in the EU – and that most of these countries are doing better economically than most of the EU.

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May 02 13:22

Denmark extends controls on German border, EU set to authorise more

Denmark extended temporary controls at its border with Germany on Monday, imposed to help control an influx of migrants, as the European Commission confirmed it would shortly authorise more such extensions within the passport-free Schengen zone.

Seven members of the Schengen zone, including Germany and Denmark, have introduced temporary border controls after more than one million migrants entered the European Union last year, mostly via Greece.

The European Commission, struggling to prevent the collapse of the Schengen accord, is expected this month to allow EU member states to retain the emergency border checks, which are due to expire in May, for a while longer.

May 02 13:10

TTIP Risks To Health & Environment

TTIP risks to health & environment, 'US pressure on EU' revealed in secret docs leaked by Greenpeace

The controversial trade deal between the EU and the US could affect public health, people’s rights, internet privacy and the environment badly, Greenpeace says, citing leaked negotiation texts. The US is pressuring the EU over the deal, a report on the texts alleges.

The 248 pages of classified negotiation papers on The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) were released by Greenpeace Netherlands on Monday.

“This treaty is threatening to have far-reaching implications for the environment and the lives of more than 800 million citizens in the EU and US,” a Greenpeace statement says.

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May 02 10:31

LEAKED DOCS REVEAL TTIP TRADE DEAL IN JEOPARDY AS "IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES" EMERGE

Now, according to leaked negotiating drafts and internal positions, which were obtained by Greenpeace and seen by the Guardian, it seems the stumbling blocks ahead of the TTIP's implementation are indeed substantial, and potentially dealbreaking. As the Guardian reports, talks for a free trade deal between Europe and the US face a serious impasse with "irreconcilable" differences in some areas.

The leaked texts also show that the two sides are at odds "over US demands that would require the EU to break promises it has made on environmental protection."

As Obama said last week during his whirlwind tour of Europe, and especially his visit to Hanover where thousands of Germans were protesting the TTRIP at the same time, he was confident a deal could be reached. "But the leaked negotiating drafts and internal positions, which were obtained by Greenpeace and seen by the Guardian, paint a very different picture."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good.

This legislation would have supplanted national governments with a hideous corpratocracy, and a regulatory structure which would crush all small business, particularly here in the US.

May 02 09:43

75 million Turks on course for visa-free travel in EU, despite not meeting key targets in refugee swap deal

The giveaway is part of a €6bn aid-for-deportations migration deal struck with Ankara, which has resulted in a steep fall in the number of refugees attempting to cross into Europe.

May 02 09:13

GOOGLE AI GAINS ACCESS TO 1.2M CONFIDENTIAL NHS PATIENT RECORDS

Google has been given access to huge swatches of confidential patient information in the UK, raising fears yet again over how NHS managers view and handle data under their control. In an agreement uncovered by the New Scientist, Google and its DeepMind artificial intelligence wing have been granted access to current and historic patient data at three London hospitals run by the Royal Free NHS Trust, covering 1.6 million individuals.

May 02 08:05

EMPTY HEARTED APOLOGY FROM EUROVISION TO PALESTINE

Following the leaked flag-policy uproar, the EBU released a statement apologizing for hurting feelings and uploaded a new flag policy, under which the Palestinian flag remains banned.

May 02 07:59

Teen boy in sex assault at Swedish asylum home

Five men have been arrested in Sweden for sexually assaulting a teenager at an asylum centre, in the latest in a string of serious crimes at the country’s overcrowded refugee centres.

May 02 07:38

Nordic Resistance Movement demonstration In Borlange, Sweden. 05-01-2016

This is a short video of a benign-looking protest from yesterday May 1st; but the second video below is longer and shows a lot of very interesting footage of the Nordic Resistance Movement. The footage reveals that there are a lot of very angry people in Sweden who have had enough. The footage from real participants and bystanders shows riots in the street, brawls with cops, etc. The western corporate media does not show us this side of Europe. Borlänge, which was once a tiny village in the 1300's, prospered with the advent of industry in the 20th century.

May 02 07:06

German Justice Minister Flees Stage From Angry Mob Shouting "TRAITOR!!"

Heiko Maas, the German Federal Minister of Justice, was unable to finish his Labor Day celebration speech on the 1st of May as he was loudly booed and chased off the stage by the German people. The people repeatedly shouted "Traitor", "Leftist Rat", "Get out!", "We are the People" and "Maas must go!", eventually getting him to cancel his speech and flee to his armored vehicle escorted by his armed bodyguards. Maas is considered one of the biggest proponents of expanding censorship laws, demanding persecution, fines and jail-time for everybody posting "hate speech" on social media. He also does not acknowledge the existence of the German people, backing his party, the Social Democrats, in the opinion that Europe was always made up of immigrants and Germany's only chance of redemption for the eternal guilt of World War 2 is inviting as many Muslim immigrants as possible.

May 01 08:59

EUROVISION NIXES PALESTINIAN FLAG

After a document was leaked banning the flags of any non-UN member state, including the Palestinian flag, from the song contest, the PLO has denounced the ‘shameful, totally biased and unacceptable decision.’

Apr 30 10:29

NATO to send 4,000 troops to border with Russia - report

NATO is deploying an additional four battalions of 4,000 troops in Poland and the three Baltic States, according to a report citing US Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work.
Work confirmed the number of troops to be sent to the border with Russia, The Wall Street Journal reports. He said the reason for the deployment is Russia’s multiple snap military exercises near the Baltics States.

“The Russians have been doing a lot of snap exercises right up against the borders, with a lot of troops,” Work said as cited by the Wall Street Journal. “From our perspective, we could argue this is extraordinarily provocative behavior.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A short memo to US Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work: these Russian snap exercise are temporary; NATO's deployments in Eastern Europe appear to be permanent.

Apr 30 08:05

Terrorists raping Europe - Nigel Farage

Apr 30 07:31

NATO to send 4,000 troops to border with Russia - report

NATO is deploying an additional four battalions of 4,000 troops in Poland and the three Baltic States, according to a report citing US Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work.

Work confirmed the number of troops to be sent to the border with Russia, The Wall Street Journal reports. He said the reason for the deployment is Russia’s multiple snap military exercises near the Baltics States.

“The Russians have been doing a lot of snap exercises right up against the borders, with a lot of troops,” Work said as cited by the Wall Street Journal. “From our perspective, we could argue this is extraordinarily provocative behavior.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Right. The US deploys military assets to the Russian border. Russia starts holding drills because the US forces are simulating attacks on Russia ... and somehow this is all Russia'a provocations?

Apr 29 17:20

UK Govt Driving EU's Democratic Deficit But Brexit Would Derail Vital Reform – UK Charity

British government policy has played a key role in heightening the EU’s democratic deficit by prioritizing the interests of high finance over those of ordinary people, a leading social justice group has said.

Apr 29 11:38

Varoufakis: Brexit Would Speed Up EU Disintegration

Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis talks with David Gura about what he sees as potential Brexit fallout for the European Union and EU's ability to withstand another shock similar to the financial crisis of 2008.

Apr 29 11:35

Former Greek Finance Minister: Massive IMF Bailouts Are “Ponzi Austerity” Scheme

As the White House is backing calls for Greece to continue to implement widespread austerity measures

Apr 29 09:51

Yanis Varoufakis: Bailouts Of Greece Are Pretense For Massive Payout For German And French Banks

We continue our conversation with former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis as the White House is backing calls for Greece to continue to implement widespread austerity measures, following President Obama’s meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel earlier this week.

Apr 29 09:50

Russia's foreign minister warns Sweden off Nato

Lavrov said Russia would feel compelled to take action if Nato’s military infrastructure stretched to Sweden.

“It’s every country’s right to decide what form its security should take, but one must understand that if military infrastructure approaches Russia's borders, we would of course have to take the necessary military-technical action. There’s nothing personal in it; it’s just business,” Lavrov told Dagens Nyheter (DN).

When asked what measures Russia was likely to put in place, he said:

“That’s not my job. It’s up to the military, the defence ministry, and the Russian general staff. When they see what potential there is at the other side of the border – right at our border or a little further from our border, then they know what capacity exists there and what can be expected if Nato suddenly decides to stop us in a ‘hot’ way.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

To the Swedish Government: Lavrov is not bluffing, folks. He has weighted his words very carefully, and is talking tough geopolitical cause and effect here.

And to the paper who published this interview on-line; Russia did not "annex' Crimea.

When Yanukoviych got thrown out and under the proverbial bus, during Ukraine's US/ECB/IMF-backed "revolution" Crimea knew it had no legitimate government in Kiev.

It then, in a free and fair referendum, with observers, the Crimean people asked Russia if they could rejoin the Russian Federation, and the Russian Federation accepted that proposal. There was not one bit of force, not one bit of "annexation" by Russia. This was a request by the people of Crimea.

That you seem to be unable to get your facts straight on this issue compromises the integrity of everything Dagens Nyheter publishes, either on line, or on paper, and makes it suspect

Apr 29 09:07

Yanis Varoufakis: Europe’s “Hot Spot” Refugee Registration Centers Are “Concentration Camps”

We speak with former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis about the refugee crisis in Europe, and so-called “hot-spots”.

Apr 29 06:41

Police Hurt, Scores Arrested As French Protests Turn Violent

Security forces in Paris responded with tear gas as masked youths threw bottles and cobblestones, leaving three policemen with serious injuries, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said, adding that 24 police were injured overall.
Two dozen police officers were injured, three of them seriously, as violence flared in mass protests across France against a hotly contested labor reform bill.

Apr 28 15:43

Quickie Post-Brexit Divorce Would Leave UK Isolated – EU Sources

The EU would demand a quick divorce and leave the UK isolated because the “show must go on,” if Britain votes for Brexit, sources have told Reuters.

Apr 28 15:26

EU diplomats wasting millions of pounds on giant embassies around the world where staff each have office space bigger than the average British home

An official report yesterday found some of the outposts were so big that staff members had individual offices bigger than the average British family home.

One property in Tanzania was still owned by the EU despite lying empty since 2009.

The European External Action Service, the EU’s foreign office, has set up 140 embassies across the globe – in many cases replicating those already run by member states.

In a scathing report, the European Court of Auditors yesterday warned the diplomats were splashing 165 million euros a year (£128m) on grand buildings that were much bigger than needed.

Apr 28 15:02

The Day In Brexit: Unusual Alliances Form As Farage Enjoys Popularity Spike

Despite being accused of having a “poncey” name by David Cameron, UKIP leader and Brexiter-in-chief Nigel Farage is outdoing the PM in the polls in regards to the EU.

Apr 28 14:21

ISIS Using Female Jihadists For Frontline Combat, Europol Chief Warns

As the number of European women joining terror group Islamic State soars, many of them are being trained to fight on the frontlines for the first time, the European police chief has warned.

Apr 28 13:13

THE 'ABDICATION' OF THE WHITE MAN

Political puppets generally have a personal buffer between themselves and the big masters. Woodrow Wilson had Edward Mandell House; FDR had Henry Morgenthau; Barack Obama has Valerie Jarrett.

For Winston Churchill, the personal handler, and a probable homosexual lover (here), was Frederick A. Lindemann a physicist whose German-Jewish family arrived in England when he was about 14 years old. He was known to friends as "the Prof" in reference to his position at the University of Oxford, and as "Baron Berlin" to his many detractors because of his German accent and haughty aristocratic manner.

Lindemann believed that a small circle of elites should run the world, resulting in a stable society, "led by supermen and served by helots." He believes that science can yield a race of humans blessed with “the mental makeup of the worker bee.”

Apr 28 09:32

Pro-Brexit economists hail benefit of scrapping EU tariffs and rules

Patrick Minford, a professor of economics at Cardiff University, said that around 10 years after leaving the EU, Britain's economy would be at least 4 percent larger than otherwise.

The boost would come from lower tariff barriers for imports as well as a cull of regulation.

Apr 28 09:14

What Obama effect? Polls find British voters are REJECTING the US President's plea to stay in the EU as the Brexit camp moves into the lead in major blow for Cameron

The Out campaign is now in the lead, with 42 per cent in favour of leaving the Brussels club and 41 per cent backing In, according to the survey for The Times.

The number of people undecided over which way to vote has fallen three points to 13 per cent, suggesting that events over the last two weeks have helped voters make up their minds.

Apr 28 07:00

Strikes Across Europe as Angry Workers Respond to Harsh Austerity Cuts

Workers in France, Germany and Britain have joined others across Europe in a series of strikes amid bitter discord as the economies of Europe struggle to show strong growth years after the global financial crisis.

Apr 27 18:21

Brussels diktats 'costing families £4,600 a year': Employment minister to say homes and small businesses are being 'throttled' and a Brexit would boost the economy by billions

In a hard-hitting intervention, Priti Patel will rubbish claims by the Government that the UK cannot thrive outside of the EU.

She will cite research by the Treasury that the EU’s ‘single market’ could impose costs of 7 per cent of GDP on the UK economy, or £125.2 billion per year.

This is the equivalent of £4,639 per household or £23,236 per company.

Only six per cent of British companies export to the EU - but all must comply with EU ‘single market’ legislation.

Mrs Patel will say that if small firms – who she describes as the ‘backbone’ of Britain – are set free from red-tape, the economy will be boosted by billions of pounds.

Apr 27 14:02

How NATO-linked Think Tanks Control EU Refugee Policy

A flood of uncontrolled war refugees from Syria, Libya, Tunisia and other Islamic countries destabilized by Washington’s ‘Arab Spring’ Color Revolutions, has created the greatest social dislocation across the EU from Germany to Sweden to Croatia since the end of World War II. By now it has become clear to most that something quite sinister is afoot, something which threatens to destroy the social fabric of the very core of European civilization. What few realize is that the entire drama is being orchestrated, not by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, or by faceless EU bureaucrats of the Brussels EU Commission. It is being orchestrated by a cabal of NATO-linked think tanks.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So, all the refugees streaming into Europe are going to find themselves the front line bullet-blockers in the coming war with Russia?

Apr 27 13:45

TTIP – current EU GMO rules to be ‘disregarded’ as EU Commission caves in to US pressure27th April 2016 / EU

In essence, the European Commission has effectively deserted its principles when it comes to GMO’s entering the food chain within the 28 nation bloc. Intense lobbying by United States representatives for the EU Commission to disregard current GMO rules which require stringent safety tests and labelling has proved successful. The result is that genetically modified organisms produced through a modified technique called ‘gene editing’ will be allowed. Gene editing is all but the same as anything we understand about GMO’s generally.

Apr 27 13:41

EU rejects Greece's request for emergency summit

The President of European Council Donald Tusk has turned down Athens request for a special summit of eurozone leaders on Greece's third bailout, saying the finance ministers should make more progress before the leaders intervene.

Apr 27 13:39

Moscow says plans to create NATO’s "Black Sea flotilla" undermine regional security

The project to create NATO’s "Black Sea flotilla" undermines security and stability forcing Russia to retaliate, says an answer of Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova to journalists’ questions posted on the ministry’s website Wednesday.

Apr 27 13:00

WhatsApp: Critics Claim EU ‘Remain’ Campaign Using App To Avoid FoI Requests

Critics of the EU ‘Remain’ campaign claim that WhatsApp is being used to organize strategy and tactics because it cannot be subject to Freedom of Information (FoI) requests.

Denials have been issued to the Sun newspaper from the spokesman representing prominent Remain campaigners including Business Minister Sajid Javid, Work and Pensions Secretary Stephen Crabb and Education Minister Nicky Morgan.

Apr 27 12:55

US Sends Advanced Warplanes to Russian Frontier

With US officials continuing to talk up “Russian aggression,” the Pentagon has sent a pair of F-22 Raptors to Romania, in what is being described as a “show of force” to prove US capabilities to deploy such planes anywhere in NATO territory.

Apr 27 12:53

Swiss rebuff Turkish request to remove art critical of Erdogan

Swiss authorities said on Tuesday they had rebuffed a Turkish request to remove a photography installation critical of Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan from a public square in front of the U.N. site in Geneva.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good for the Swiss.

Apr 27 11:42

Greece: Several injured as riot erupts at Moria refugee centre

Apr 27 09:58

Fury as David Cameron's team 'plot pro-EU campaign in SECRET on WhatsApp'

DAVID Cameron's inner circle are using WhatsApp to secretly plot the Prime Minister's pro-EU campaign, it has been claimed.

Apr 27 09:29

Baltic Countries' Ports Drying Up Due to Lack of Russian Cargo

The ports of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania along the Baltic Sea are facing a historic lull in activity, with cargoes from the east into Europe and from the West into Russia finding new routes circumventing Baltic ports. The situation has led to near-crisis conditions for the local transit sector.

Apr 27 09:27

Nuland Instructs Cyprus To Cut Russian Ties and Accept Turkish Troops

To keep Russia out, Nuland wants President Anastasiades to accept Turkish forces in Cyprus under the NATO flag

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is not going to go well. Cyprus sees NATO as an extension of the EU, under which Cyprus has suffered horribly. Turkey keeps violating Cyprus' air space, so there is a great deal of hostility in that direction. So, Cyprus will refuse the demand, which means there will be yet another covert US overthrow of a government, because wherever Nuland goes, chaos follows!

Apr 27 08:43

Brexit Or Love: Friends & Family, Including PM’s Wife, Fighting Over EU Referendum

The Brexit debate is the center of major disagreements threatening friendships and family ties. Among those locked in political conflict is the prime minister’s wife, Samantha Cameron who has reportedly stopped seeing long-term friend, Sarah Vine, partner of pro-Brexit MP, Michael Gove.

The pair allegedly clashed over the issue in late February during the birthday party of Conservative chairman Lord Feldman, days after Gove chose to back Brexit, according to The Sun.

Apr 27 07:28

TTIP – Current EU GMO Rules To Be ‘Disregarded’ As EU Commission Caves In To US Pressure

A joint report conducted by Greenpeace, Corporate Europe Observatory and Gene Watch UK issued a briefing paper last week entitled “Commission fails to regulate new GMOs after intense US lobbying.”

Apr 26 11:18

Falklands & Gibraltar Vulnerable To Attack If Britain Leaves EU, MPs Told

Exiting the EU would leave the Falkland Islands and Gibraltar vulnerable to Argentine and Spanish aggression, Britain’s Foreign Affairs committee has been told.

Sukey Cameron, the Falkland Islands government representative in Britain, said a Brexit had “wide-ranging and deep implications.”

Apr 26 10:53

Teen confesses to gang rape attack in Vienna

The student had been on the way to a night out with her friend when she stopped off to use the public toilet but was followed in to the unlocked toilet by three teenagers, all Afghan asylum seekers aged between 16 and 17-years-old.

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Apr 26 09:55

LuxLeaks Whistleblowers on Trial For Revealing Tax Avoidance Schemes

Infamous for exposing the multi-billion dollar tax avoidance scandal known as the Luxembourg Leaks, or LuxLeaks, two whistleblowers and a journalist began trial on Tuesday for allegedly violating trade secrets and other theft charges. Although Transparency International has called for a dismissal of their case, Luxembourg does not consider the defendants to be whistleblowers.

Apr 26 09:37

"Brexit" - What Else Is Wrong With The European Union?

Ever since the inception of the European Economic Community, British politicians across the entire political spectrum have been perceptive enough to realize that Britain will lose its sovereignty and turn into a vassal of the France-Germany axis. Unfortunately, most voters in the British referendum glean their information from the sound bites of politicians on television. This circumstance leaves the public open to manipulation, uninformed, and ignorant of the facts.

Apr 26 09:37

Swedes Revolt Over Refugees Near Schools: Demand "F##king Answers" From Stockholm City Council

Having documented the growing tensions in Sweden between an immigration-happy government and a nation beset by refugee-crime sprees, it appears 'the people' have had enough. Stockholm residents are upset over the city council's plans to re-locate hundreds of Muslim migrants right next to a school and during a recent meeting, brawls broke out as Swedes exclaimed, "we demand f##king answers, now!" These are not ultra-right-wing nationalists exhorting their racist feelings, these are average Swedes and the revolution is building...

Apr 26 08:52

First the pro-EU campaign drafts in President Obama... now GOD wants you to vote against Brexit in the referendum

The Church of England has been attacked by Brexit campaigners after producing a referendum prayer calling for the 'peoples of Europe' to work together.

The extraordinary message has been specifically written to be used by worshippers during the battle.

The move was condemned as the latest installment in the 'Project Fear' approach adopted by David Cameron's Remain campaign.

Apr 26 08:45

Hellstorm at The Myrtle Beach International Film Festival

On a nice, warm Saturday afternoon a good crowd had gathered at Broadway Cinemas in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. We were there to watch Hellstorm, a documentary by Kyle Hunt and Tom Goodrich, illustrating the horrific and oftentimes unimaginable treatment of the German people after World War II.

As well done as the film is, it is certainly not for the faint-hearted, but nonetheless it is still imperative for every person of European descent to see this for it gives us a glimpse of what could happen if the Jews have their way and do successfully implement their New World Order.

Apr 26 08:32

Farage Shoots Down Brexit Support From French Far-Right Chief Le Pen

Brexit campaigners, including UKIP’s Nigel Farage, have shunned support from the French Front National leader, Marine Le Pen, ahead of her controversial visit to Britain.

Le Pen, who previously compared Muslims praying in the streets to Nazis occupying France, is planning a trip to London at the end of May or early June.

Apr 26 08:04

Questioning The Holocaust - Why We Believed (Part 1 of 2)

Why did we believe in gas chambers disguised as shower rooms?

Questioning The Holocaust : Why We Believed (Part 1 of 2) examines the unbelievable "gas shower" claims and how images of concentration camp prisoners directly killed by Allied air attacks are cynically exploited to promote "The Holocaust."

Apr 26 06:26

The 1916 Irish Uprising against British Imperialism

With the Easter Rising of 1916, the world was introduced to the eulogy of Pax Britannica

Apr 25 18:25

The New McCarthyism – The “Anti-Semitism” Hysteria Gripping the UK

Tony Greenstein has been suspended from the Labour Party for alleged anti-Semitism. Tony is 100% Jewish from an Orthodox family. But he is also one of the founders of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, and in the current hysterical witch-hunt, being pro-Palestinian rights is sufficient indication of anti-Semitism. Just as making herbal medicine used to make you a witch.

Apr 25 15:36

Junior doctors strike could be settled with money from less than THREE WEEKS of our contributions to the European Union, Cabinet minister insists

Commons leader Chris Grayling said the £350million a week handed to Brussels could be used to pay for introducing a seven-day health service.

The claim threatens to broaden the Tories' bitter row over Brexit into another key policy area - with Mr Grayling effectively breaking ranks with colleagues over how to handle the strikes.

Apr 25 15:15

Scepter Of Spin: Both Pro-EU & Brexit Campaigns Are ‘Spreading Misinformation’

Pro and anti-Brexit campaigners locked in a battle for supremacy are distorting the truth ahead of Britain’s EU referendum, as Project Fear’s scepter of spin continues to blend fact with fiction.

Academics and fact checkers issued this warning in a study published on Monday, which deconstructs arguments made for and against a Brexit.

Apr 25 14:58

BURGLARY AT AMSTERDAM HOME OF REPORTER ARRESTED IN TURKEY

Ebru Umar’s home in Amsterdam was broken into overnight. The home was ransacked and a laptop was stolen, the Dutch journalist, currently stuck in Turkey after being arrested for insulting president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said to Metro Nieuws.

“I currently find myself in a whirlpool”, Umar said to the newspaper. “So much is happening, but I’m stuck years. I’m not allowed to go to the Netherlands.” Her neighbor called her with the news of the break in. “The front door was forced and everything is turned upside down. My old laptop was stolen. Fortunately, I brought the new one with me to Turkey.”

Umar was arrested at her vacation home in Kusadasi on Saturday night for insulting the Turkish president on Twitter. She was released again on Sunday morning, but is not allowed to leave the country.

Apr 25 14:25

Brexiteers Not ‘Bombed Into Submission’ Quite Yet – Boris Johnson

Anti-EU campaigners have not given up the ghost quite yet, despite US President Barack Obama’s controversial intervention last week in favor of Britain staying in the bloc, according to London Mayor Boris Johnson.

Apr 25 13:12

HILARIOUS RANT: Here's The Truth About The TTIP

British Reporter Goes On Hilariously EPIC Rant About The TTIP

This is a must see.

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Apr 25 12:26

OBAMA HEADS TO GERMANY AND ENDORSES ANGELA MERKEL’S DECISION TO LET IN A MILLION MIGRANTS

Barack Obama today declared the European Union is one of the ‘greatest achievements of modern times’ as he continued his blitz against Brexit. Speaking in Germany on the latest leg of his farewell tour, the US President praised the EU for ending centuries of war in Europe. And he claimed the ‘entire world’ needs a ‘united Europe’ days after making a forceful case against Brexit while on a visit to London.

Apr 25 12:07

At least 3 dead, 7 injured as blast hits passenger bus in Armenian capital

At least three people have been killed and a further seven injured after a bus exploded in central Yerevan, Armenia’s capital, according to the national emergencies ministry.

Apr 25 10:42

Far right party candidate leads in Austria’s Presidential election

Austria's far-right party scores a big win in the first round of the presidential election, on a tough anti-immigration platform.

Apr 25 09:42

Belgium: PEGIDA supporters clash with police in Antwerp

Apr 25 09:09

FORMER TOP U.K. SPY NOW WORKS FOR TEAM PUTIN—AND A MOBBED-UP RUSSIAN LAWYER

If Robert Ludlum and Bertolt Brecht ever collaborated on a plotline, they might have come up with something like “The Browder Effect,” which aired on April 13 on Rossiya-1 as a two-hour documentary and follow-up discussion. In this paranoid rendering, Alexey Navalny, the leader of Russia’s decimated opposition, is an agent of either the CIA or MI6 (or maybe both, it’s never explained) who was recruited in 2006 by William Browder, the CEO of Hermitage Fund and a onetime apologist for Russian President Vladimir Putin who had turned into a prominent Kremlin gadfly. Browder, in this rendering, was himself recruited by MI6 in 1995.

Apr 25 08:39

Protesters battle police in Moldova as thousands demand snap elections and govt’s resignation

Thousands of people rallied in Moldova’s capital, Chisinau, on Sunday in the latest act of a long-running anti-government protest demanding snap elections and the government’s resignation. Some protesters fought with police, leaving 14 officers injured.

Apr 25 08:38

Latest Shock From Europe's Refugee Crisis: Austria Right-Wing Party Sweeps First Round Of Presidential Election

The fallout of popular anger emanating from Europe's refugee crisis, which may have moderated in recent weeks following Europe's desperate attempts to bribe Turkey to keep as many refugees in its borders as possible (unleashing the era of unprecedented Turkish leverage over European sovereigns, including Germany and the Netherlands) continued today with a dramatic result from the first round of Austria's presidential election, where initial results showed that the candidate of the Freedom Party, Austria's right-wing, anti-immigrant party has swept his competition, gathering over 35% of the vote and leaving the other five candidates far behind.

Apr 25 08:30

Switzerland Readies Military In Preparation For A New Wave Of Migrants

But now, in response to Balkan countries closing down traditional migrant routes to Europe, Switzerland's military is taking steps to prepare for a potential new wave of immigrants in case it becomes part of a new route.

As such, Switzerland has put together a formal emergency preparedness plan, which outlines three scenarios, one of which would call for military intervention.

Apr 25 08:03

EU referendum: NHS will face 'unquantifiable strain' as millions join EU warns Michael Gove

Gove has warned that the NHS will face "unquantifiable strain" as the likes of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Albania and Turkey seek to join the EU.

Apr 25 08:00

Norwegian F16 jet mistakenly shoots up control tower with officers inside

The Norwegian Air Force has been left feeling awkward after one of its F-16 jets on a drill mistakenly opened fire on a control tower with three officers who were inside at the time of the mock attack.

An investigation has been started into the grave error, which took place on Tarva, off Norway’s west coast, AFP was told by military spokesman Captain Brynjar Stordal. Astonishingly, no one was injured in the incident.

On April 12-13, two F-16s were performing a mock attack on an enemy station on the uninhabited island, when one of them mistakenly opened fire on the control tower with its M61 Vulcan cannon, capable of making Swiss cheese out of metal and concrete at 100 rounds per second.

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Apr 25 07:29

‘Time for US-German leadership’? Obama, Merkel pushing EU into unpopular TTIP free trade deal

US President Barack Obama wants to complete talks on a US-EU free trade deal before his term ends in January. However, while he enjoyed the warm support of German Chancellor Merkel in Hannover, public support for the highly secretive deal is waning.

Apr 25 07:03

Thirty Years After Chernobyl, Families Say Children Are Getting Sick

It will be 30 years on Tuesday since the world's worst nuclear power plant disaster took place in Chernobyl, now part of Ukraine. People who remained in the region continued eating local produce and milk with radiation levels two to five times higher than what are considered safe levels. NewsHour Weekend's Ivette Feliciano reports on how local families say children are getting sick.

Apr 24 14:44

Austrian riot police clash with protesters fighting new border controls as anti-immigration far-right triumphs in first round of presidential elections

Austrian riot police used batons and pepper spray as they clashed with protesters fighting controversial new controls at the country's border with Italy today.

Scuffles broke out when several hundred demonstrators tried to breach police barriers at the Brenner Pass where Austria has said it will toughen controls in response to unprecedented migrant flows into Europe.

The violent scenes broke out as it emerged Austria's anti-immigration far-right has triumphed in the first round of a presidential election, with candidates from the two governing parties failing to even make it into a runoff in May.

Apr 24 14:32

Plans have been drawn up for a full-blown 'United States of Europe' and Britain will have little say, warns top Tory minister

Plans have been drawn up for a full-blown United States of Europe over which Britain will have 'very little say', a Cabinet minister warned today.

The Prime Minister has promised that, as a result of his referendum reforms, Britain will not be sucked into an EU superstate.

But Chris Grayling, the leader of the Commons, pointed to a document signed last September in Rome by the speakers of the national parliaments in Germany, France, Italy and Luxembourg.

It says that 'concrete proposals' to deepen EU integration towards a 'federal union of states' will be drawn up at a meeting in Luxembourg next month.

The joint declaration states: 'We are convinced that new impetus must be given to European integration. We believe that more, not less, Europe is needed to respond to the challenges we face.'

Apr 24 14:25

Obama 'Parroting' PM's Line - Farage

The UKIP leader said the "global political class" was "clubbing together" in order to support David Cameron ahead of a referendum on EU membership in June.

It comes after Barack Obama said Britain could have to wait a decade for a free trade deal with the United States if it votes to leave.

Mr Farage told Sky's Murnaghan show: "He said 'We'd be at the back of the queue'.

"Interesting, isn't it? Americans don't use the word 'queue'. They use the word 'line'.

"So he's come over here to parrot the Downing Street line ... He's parroting the Cameron line.

"If a British prime minister was to intervene in a presidential election, America would go absolutely berserk and say this was ridiculous outside interference. I'd rather he said nothing."

Apr 24 07:27

Hillary Clinton urges Britain to remain in the European Union

Hillary Clinton has thrown her weight behind the campaign to keep Britain inside the European Union in a major new boost to David Cameron’s hopes of winning a Remain vote on 23 June.

Apr 24 07:06

Iran in Talks with France, Germany, Netherlands

Iran in Talks with France, Germany, Netherlands on Agricultural Cooperation: Official
Head of Iran’s Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO) Eskandar Zand said the country is in negotiations with France, Germany and the Netherlands to boost cooperation in agricultural research projects.
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“Our cooperation with France has begun in the field of research in plant breeding,” he said, adding that Iran is also in talks with Germany and the Netherlands for collaborations in this field.
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Back in January, high-ranking officials from Iran and Germany signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop cooperation between the two countries in diverse fields of agriculture, including research, education and agribusiness.

Apr 24 06:53

EU-US Trade Deal 'Will Fail'

EU-US Trade Deal 'Will Fail' If US Refuses Concessions: German Minister
Negotiations on a US-EU free trade deal "will fail" if the US refuses to make concessions, German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel warned Sunday ahead of a visit by US President Barack Obama.

"The Americans want to hold fast to their 'Buy American' idea. We can't accept that. They don't want to open their public tenders to European companies. For me, that goes against free trade, If the Americans hold fast to this position, we don't need the free trade treaty. And TTIP will fail."

Apr 24 04:33

History of Nordic EU referendums holds lessons for British vote

With Britain’s noisy campaign over a possible Brexit polarizing voters, tight referendums over EU membership two decades ago in Norway and Sweden offer lessons how campaigns that stay positive and focus on ordinary people can swing voters at the last minute.

In the space of just two weeks in 1994, Sweden voted by 52.3 percent to join the EU, while Norway voted by 52.2 percent to stay out. They were two of the closest-run EU referendums in history, momentous decisions that split families, generations and political parties.

Both nations are relevant to the British campaign. Norway is touted as a model by Brexit supporters, with close EU trade ties despite remaining outside. Sweden is seen as a successful arm’s-length approach to EU membership, retaining its own currency.

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Apr 24 02:30

Bulgarian Man Charged For Detaining Migrants Cheered As A Hero While Appearing In Court

The Bulgarian man many hail as a hero for detaining three Afghan migrants trying to illegally enter his country was cheered by a large crowd while being hauled into court for a hearing related to his ongoing house arrest.

Petar Nizamov was charged with "illegally detaining" three migrants after video he released of the detention went viral and internationalist NGOs pressured the Bulgarian government to punish him.

Apr 23 08:56

Merkel urges EU to ‘share burden’ of refugee crisis with Turkey

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has backed Turkey, saying it is facing the brunt of the migration crisis by accepting three times more Syrian refugees than the EU as a whole in a joint press conference with the Dutch PM.

Apr 23 08:49

How the Green leaders have alienated almost everyone

A miserable week for the Green Party was confirmed on Friday as support for its two figureheads sank like a stone.

Apr 23 08:47

Tight race likely to upset Austrian power

Austria's presidential ballot on Sunday is expected to highlight the decline in the country's two traditional parties, which for the first time since 1945 look unlikely to produce a winning candidate.

Apr 23 08:39

Turkish prison for refugees? EU to accept only 70,000 migrants from Turkey

Germany’s Chancellor Merkel is heading to Turkey on Saturday to discuss implementing the migrant deal that was sealed with Ankara in March. Under it the EU will deport illegal migrants to Turkey while providing Ankara with financial aid and promises of a visa-free regime for Turks.

Apr 23 03:28

Eurosceptics Pour Scorn On Obama

Eurosceptics pour scorn on Obama's warning against Brexit
Senior Tories condemn ‘lame duck’ US president after he said an independent UK would be at back of trade deal queue

Senior Eurosceptic Conservatives have dismissed Barack Obama’s suggestion that the UK would be “at the back of the queue” in negotiations for a US trade agreement if it left the European Union.

Cabinet ministers accused the “lame duck” US president of making meaningless threats to blackmail the British people into voting to remain in Europe. Others pointed out that Europe and the US had never struck a free trade agreement anyway, and claimed Obama was being manipulated by Downing Street.

Chris Grayling, the leader of the House of Commons, said: “We should not give up our independence just because of what President Obama said.”

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Apr 23 00:36

Report: Brussels Bomber Worked At Airport For 5 Yrs Before Helping Blow It Up

One of the suicide bombers who blew himself up at the Brussels airport in Zaventem on March 22 had worked on the site for as long as five years, Belgium's VTM television reported.

Najim Laachraoui "worked at Brussels airport until the end of 2012," Flemish-language VTM said, adding that the terrorist had been recruited by a temp agency and knew the site like the back of his hand. "He was well-informed about security at Zaventem,” the broadcaster reported, adding that although it was not clear whether the man had already been under the influence of Islamic State, “people can radicalize very quickly.”

Apr 22 16:36

Why Obama Really Wants Britain To Stay In The EU… To Impose TTIP On Europe – NGO

US President Barack Obama is in the UK to impose the “toxic” Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal on Britain, a move which will allow US firms to demolish the state health system and more besides, War on Want warns.

Apr 22 13:41

Obama under fire as he threatens to send Britain 'to the back of the queue' if it votes to leave the European Union

President Obama sparked fury by pressuring UK to stay in the EU and telling its citizens their nation's stranding would be diminished if it leaves
A US-UK trade agreement is not going to happen 'any time soon,' Obama warned today
London Mayor Boris Johnson accused him of making an 'incoherent' and 'inconsistent' argument because the U.S. would never give up sovereignty

Obama faced a furious backlash overseas this morning over what has been called a 'downright hypocritical' push for Britain to stay in the European Union.
In a highly controversial intervention in the EU referendum campaign, Obama pleaded with British voters in a local newspaper and then the press conference not to cut ties with Brussels.
'The United States wants a strong United Kingdom as a partner, and the United Kingdom is at its best when it is helping to lead a strong Europe,' Obama said during a news conference at Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

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So, Obama is threatening the UK with economic blackmail if they approve of the Brexit?!?

Forgive me, Mr. President, but have you gone absolutely barking mad to do this?!?

Apr 22 13:14

GMOs Produced through “Gene-editing”: European Commission Fails to Regulate New GMOs after Intense US Lobbying

The European Commission has shelved a legal opinion confirming that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) produced through gene-editing and other new techniques fall under EU GMO law, following pressure from the US government. A series of internal Commission documents obtained under freedom of information rules reveal intense lobbying by US representatives for the EU to disregard its GMO rules, which require safety testing and labelling.

The documents show that US pressure is focused on potential barriers to trade from the application of EU GMO law. They suggest that the EU should ignore health and environmental safeguards on GMOs to pave the way for a transatlantic trade agreement. The next round of TTIP negotiations starts on 25 April 2016 in New York.

Nina Holland, researcher for Corporate Europe Observatory, says:

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A short memo to the European Commission; we, and the people of Europe, whose health you are allegedly supposed to protect, know who owns you.

It couldn't possibly get more transparent than this.

Apr 22 12:40

EU WANTS 'SINGLE-CLICK' ACCESS TO PERSONAL DATA

The EU plans to create a single access point for the authorities to look at people's personal data, including fingerprints and facial scans, by linking up to a dozen border and law enforcement databases, interior ministers said on Thursday (21 April). The announcement follows the adoption of a controversial law to collect flight data information of everyone flying into and out of Europe as part of a larger pan-national bid to crack down on potential terrorists and other criminal suspects. “Our data systems must be complementary, searchable, interoperable, and interconnected with one single click,” EU commissioner for home affairs Dimitris Avramopoulos told reporters in Luxembourg, where EU interior ministers are meeting.

Apr 22 09:57

Obama: Britain Should Stay in the EU Because Of Iran, Climate Change, TTIP, And Because Sovereignty Is Outdated

U.S. President Barack Obama has penned an opinion column in Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper outlining why he believes Britain should remain in the European Union (EU). The core of his arguments are: that Britain’s voice would be lost without Brussels bureaucrats; his failing deal with the largest state sponsor of terrorism; the pro-mass-privatisation TTIP deal; and the fact that dead American servicemen are buried in Europe.

One might argue that he has failed to read the room.

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One might argue that!

Apr 22 07:45

UNBELIEVABLE: Refugees set up roadblocks in Greece and demand CITIZENS show them identification

The lunatics are running the asylum.

A new video from Idomeni, Greece shows migrants setting up a roadside checkpoint and demanding actual Greek citizens show them their ID before letting them pass.

Apr 22 07:41

Dutch PM seeks answers from Ankara as local Turks urged to report those insulting Erdogan

The revelations have led to an outcry in the Netherlands, with a Dutch journalist telling RT that the campaign by the Turks is "aimed against everything that's being shared on Twitter, Facebook and even in private emails.” Frederike Geerdink, who is also an author, mentioned that Ankara is trying to “influence how Dutch Turks behave.”

"Politicians in Holland worry, they say this is what in Holland is called 'the long arm of Ankara,' meaning that the government in Ankara tries to get a grip on their diaspora communities" in various European countries, including Germany, Britain, Belgium, and now in the Netherlands, Geerdink said.

Apr 22 07:20

Israeli Lobby Forces Swedish Minister to Resign For Comparing Israel’s Pogrom to Nazis

Another example of intellectual racketeering by an international lobby that is determined to white wash and sanitize the incredible crimes of a rogue nation.

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"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." -- Voltaire

Apr 22 01:41

Obama: Britain MUST vote to remain in the European Union

Barack Obama has urged Britain to stay in the European Union, saying that the sacrifice of his country’s soldiers during the Second World War means America has a stake in the referendum debate.

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Apr 21 23:19

BEX ALERT - The Flashpoint Continues to Build: Intelligence Sources Indicate Russia May Be Planning A Spring Offensive

What is next on the global chessboard?

The Daily Mail’s Allan Hall reported that Vladimir Putin has been building a secret army of trained battle groups for close combat operations in Western Europe, specifically in Germany. These battle groups are reported as being ready to go into operation “at a moment’s notice.”

Wegmaster addition: FOX News has been screaming all morning about NATO ready to "counter Russian aggression by flooding the Baltic with NATO warships. These sphincters are really going to do it; they are going to start WW3 with Russia to distract their population from the crashing private central bank economies!

Apr 21 15:00

Obama’s UK Visit: The Hostile Reception For US President Over Brexit Vote ‘Meddling’

US President Barack Obama arrives in the UK on Thursday to urge the British public to vote to ‘remain’ in the European Union in the June 23 Brexit referendum. Since the presidential visit was announced, however, critics have told him to “butt out.”

Apr 21 13:32

Outnumbering Births: Austria struggling to cope with asylum applications

‘This cannot become a permanent state of affairs!’ That's the demand from the president of Austria after revealing there were even more asylum applications than births in the country last year.

Apr 21 10:17

NATO to Condemn Russia at Planned Meeting

Russia and NATO haven’t had any joint meetings in nearly two years, but got together today, with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg saying it is important to keep the line of communications open. In practice, it was just an excuse for the US et al, to condemn Russia.

US officials are complaining about incidents in the Baltic Sea, claiming “Russian aggression” there, and in Ukraine, even though the Ukraine “war” they’ve been condemning Russia over has been in a state of ceasefire for well over a year.

Russia’s not to happy with those Baltic issues either, insisting the US was deliberately trying to intimidate Russia by parking destroyers off the coast of Russia’s Kaliningrad exclave, and flying spy planes around on the outskirts of Russian airspace.

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The way the US and NATO have been parking resources and troops around Europe, coupled with massive exercises on Russia's border, concretely telegraphs that some kind of military aggression against Russia is on its way; they only question is when.

Apr 21 10:09

UK Brexit Vote Consequences For US: Amid Tied Polls, Obama To Encourage EU Solidarity Ahead Of Referendum

On the occasion of a diplomatic visit to Britain this week, U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to weigh in on the continuing Brexit debate and urge British citizens to consider keeping the country in the European Union when they vote in the June referendum.

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"See, we need the EU to stick together, then merge with the NAU, and everywhere else, to create a global government ... with me as its supreme leader for life!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Apr 21 10:07

European Central Bank Chief Mario Draghi Expected To Fend Off German Criticism During Thursday Meeting

The European Central Bank is unlikely to unveil fresh stimulus when its governing council meets Thursday. Instead, ECB officials, including President Mario Draghi, are likely to focus on defending the central bank’s dovish policy that has recently come under severe criticism in Germany.

“We’re clearly getting to the point where each additional dose of easing is not bringing much in term of economic outcome,” Andrew Bosomworth, head of Pimco’s German portfolio management team, told the Wall Street Journal. “Worries are starting to creep in.”

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So, pouring trillions of new wealth into the pockets of the money-junkies doesn't help the general population? Who woulda thunk it!!!!!!

Apr 21 09:02

Dutch Court Overturns $50 Billion Ruling Against Russia in Yukos Case

Dutch Court rules Hague Tribunal had no jurisdiction to hear Yukos case in significant legal victory for Russia

Apr 21 09:01

BRICS Under Attack: Western Banks, Governments Launch Full-Spectrum Assault On Russia

Russia is the target of a multi-faceted, asymmetric campaign of destabilization that has employed economic, political, and psychological forms of warfare -- each of which has been specifically designed to inflict maximum damage on the Kremlin

Apr 21 08:40

EU IN TURMOIL: Hungary threatens REBELLION against Brussels over forced migration

Currently, EU countries are forced to comply with orders from Brussels to accept and settle a specified number of migrants.

Orban has described these quotas as “wrong-headed” and is now leading a group of other countries determined to re-take control of their borders.

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Apr 21 05:25

QUEEN ELIZABETH TURNS 90, WITH $29 BILLION TO HER NAME

The U.K.’s Queen Elizabeth will ring in her 90th birthday on Thursday, and the monarch has every reason to celebrate. Not only has she already beaten the average U.K. life expectancy by nine years, she’s also among the top 25 richest people in the world. Just accounting for the tangible assets of the U.K. monarchy, the Queen sits on about £20 billion, or $28.8 billion, according to strategy consultancy Brand Finance. That is enough to put her 25th among the world’s richest on the Bloomberg Billionaire list, and ahead of high rollers such as investment guru George Soros, Microsoft MSFT, -0.55% CEO Steve Ballmer and Michael Dell.

Apr 20 17:46

Brexit To Frexit? Front National Leader Marine Le Pen Could Back ‘Leave’ Camp On UK Visit

Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s hard-right Front National party, is considering coming to the UK to campaign for a British exit from the European Union.

Le Pen’s office told the Guardian on Wednesday that a visit ahead of the June 23 vote was “under consideration.”

Apr 20 16:59

Flashback: BBC has received £2m in EU funding in run up to referendum, fueling accusations of bias

The BBC has admitted taking more than £2 million in European Union funding over the past three years, in a move that critics said called into doubt the corporation’s impartiality over the forthcoming European referendum.

Apr 20 16:34

School children should be taught how to 'overcome Euroscepticism' by learning about the benefits of the EU, MEPs demand

Children should be taught about the benefits of the European Union in schools to ‘help to overcome euroscepticism’, MEPs demanded today.

The European Parliament called for Brussels to be ‘more visible’ in textbooks and lessons on ‘the values on which European integration is based’.

British MEPs accused the EU of ‘seeking to fill ‘classrooms with propaganda’, but the report setting out the measures was passed by 482 votes to 146.

Apr 20 16:17

It pays these lords to be EU cheerleaders

Whenever you hear blustering peers Lord (Neil) Kinnock and Lord (Chris) Patten scaremonger about Brexit, you should bear in mind their juicy Brussels pensions depend on them flying the flag for the European superstate.

For the fact is that these former European commissioners benefit from gold-plated and index-linked pensions that are paid on condition that they maintain a ‘duty of loyalty’ to the EU.

Under Brussels rules, they can be stripped of them if they are critical.

Apr 20 14:56

I'd Rather Be French Than Leave The EU! Brexit Fears Spark Rush For Foreign Passports

Fears of a British exit from the European Union after the June 23 referendum are pushing Britons living in Europe to apply for French passports.

Apr 20 14:43

Russia-NATO Meeting: Yet Another 'Big Diplomatic Victory' for Moscow

The first Russia-NATO Council meeting since June 2014 will take place in Brussels on April 20; experts regard the meeting as a genuine breakthrough and a signal of willingness toward building trust on the part of West and East.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told journalists Tuesday that she hopes that the meeting would "become a venue for a truly honest, equal and fundamental discussion of vital security issues."

Apr 20 14:30

Russia warns NATO of military action

The Russian military will respond with “all necessary measures” to incidents of “intimidation” such as the US naval destroyer that recently sailed close to Russia’s border.

“This is about attempts to exercise military pressure on Russia," said Russia’s NATO Ambassador Alexander Grushko during the first meeting between the military alliance and Russia since relations went bad over the crisis in Ukraine two years ago.

"We will take all necessary measures, precautions, to compensate for these attempts to use military force," he added.

Apr 20 14:02

Hungary Issues Sovereign Bonds Denominated In Yuan: Another Nail In US Reserve Currency Status?

Hungary has become the first Eastern European country to issue a yuan-denominated sovereign bond.

The deal that shows how currying favor with China may be a more important driver for the market than funding.

Reader Steve who sent me the story commented on Hungarian mortgages denominated in Swiss Francs only to see the Franc jump over 20% in value overnight.

“Pretty clever guys!”, said Steve.

Anyone think this is a good idea?

The Wall Street Journal reports Hungary to Issue Dim-Sum Bond as It Seeks to Curry Favor With China.

Apr 20 11:47

Liberland: The Plan to Build a New Libertarian Nation in Europe

It’s been over a year since Vít Jedli?ka first tried his hand at nation building. The libertarian activist and Czech politician jokingly proposed creating a new freedom loving nation in Europe last April. Jokingly that is, until tens of thousands of people requested citizenship. As of this writing over 400,000 people have signed up to his project (more than his hypothetical nation could even support).

So what’s so appealing about this nation, which Jedli?ka has dubbed “Liberland?” Other than the fact that taxes would be voluntary, and the state would have a minimalist, Swiss style government, there is some plausibility to this idea. The territory that he wants to annex exists in a state of ‘terra nullis.’ In other words, this is no man’s land. No other nation has sovereignty over it.

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