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Jul 19 10:11

Italy Seizes Missile from Far Right Activists

Jul 19 09:08

A Bank With 49 Trillion Dollars In Exposure To Derivatives Is Melting Down Right In Front Of Our Eyes

By Michael Snyder

Could it be possible that we are on the verge of the next “Lehman Brothers moment”? Deutsche Bank is the most important bank in all of Europe, it has 49 trillion dollars in exposure to derivatives, and most of the largest “too big to fail banks” in the United States have very deep financial connections to the bank. In other words, the global financial system simply cannot afford for Deutsche Bank to fail, and right now it is literally melting down right in front of our eyes...

Jul 19 07:16

Brexit: Merkel says if solution is found on Irish border, backstop could be overwritten

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that if Brexit negotiators found a solution on the Irish border in the declaration on future ties between Britain and the EU, the backstop would effectively be overwritten.

The backstop is contested by leading British politicians who want it changed or scrapped, and requires Britain to adopt some EU rules unless a future arrangement is found to keep open the land border between Northern Ireland and Ireland.

Merkel also said on Friday that Britain would remain a partner even if it is no longer a member of the EU in the future.

Jul 18 07:44

England: Knife Crime Hits New Record High

Jul 17 15:42

Wider and wider still: The holocaust alliance’s solicited "anti-Semitism" as a reaction to insufficient supply of "anti-Semitism"

Fernando Guevara says the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s description of all resistance to Zionism as “anti-Semitism” is intended to fulfil the Zionist need for conflict in order to occupy territories, minds and assets.>>

Jul 17 09:32

The American dark money behind Europe’s far right

Five years ago, Matteo Salvini stripped and posed half-naked for a series of “sexy” photos that were auctioned on eBay. At the time, he was a senior official of Italy’s separatist Lega Nord party. His bizarre photoshoot took place on the sidelines of a National Front conference in France. Beneficiaries of the auction included part of an Italian anti-abortion network that claims to be “inspired” by the “heritage of Christian culture” and responds to a “conspiracy against life.”

Today, Salvini’s party has transformed itself into one of the most prominent nationalist movements in Europe (now known only as Lega). Salvini himself has become Italy’s interior minister and the country’s most recognizable politician, emboldened by stunning results in the recent European Parliament elections, in which his party won a third of Italian votes (about five times more than the 6 percent it received in 2014).

Jul 17 08:41

Data of 'nearly all adults' in Bulgaria stolen

Personal data belonging to millions of Bulgarians has been stolen in a cyber-attack on the country's tax agency.

According to a local cyber-security researcher, most adults in the country of seven million people are likely to have had some data compromised.

Bulgarian authorities have arrested a 20-year-old man on suspicion of involvement in the attack.

Among the stolen data were names, addresses and even some details of personal income, local media reported.

Jul 17 08:32

TURKEY WILL GET A CHUNK OF SYRIA, AN ADVANTAGE OF BEING IN NATO

ERIC ZUESSE, ORIGINALLY POSTED AT THE SAKER
The success of Turkey’s takeover of Syria’s most pro-jihadist province, Idlib, is making less and less likely that Syria will be able to continue maintaining Idlib as being a part of Syria. (This is something I had predicted, back on 14 September 2018, to be possible or even likely, and now it is actually happening.) On July 10th, Reuters headlined “Assad hits a wall in Syrian war as front lines harden”, and reported that, “More than two months of Russian-backed operations in and around Idlib province have yielded little or nothing for Assad’s side. It marks a rare case of a military campaign that has not gone his way since Russia intervened in 2015. While resisting government attacks, the insurgents have managed to carve out small advances of their own, drawing on ample stocks of guided anti-tank missiles that opposition and diplomatic sources say have been supplied by Turkey.” It continues:

Jul 15 15:53

“Technical Incident” Puts Europe’s GPS System Fully Offline For Days

By RT

A major technical error has caused Europe’s satellite navigation system to be fully offline since Friday, with most satellites powering the Galileo system broken, the EU’s space agency has said.

Europe’s Galileo system was built to replace the US’ GPS system but, since the outage, users are automatically being switched back to the US positioning system. The Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GNSS) said in a statement on Sunday that “a technical incident related to its ground infrastructure” had caused the problem...

Jul 15 10:45

"Sweden Is At War"

In 2018, Sweden experienced a record number of lethal shootings, 306 in all. Forty-five people were killed and 135 injured nationwide, most deaths occurring in Region South, where Malmö is located. In March, the Swedish National Forensic Centre estimated that since 2012, the number of shootings classified as murder or attempted murder has increased by almost 100 percent. The Centre also found that the most popular weapon used in the shootings is the Kalashnikov assault rifle. "It is one of the world's most manufactured weapons and used in many wars," said the Centre's team manager, Mikael Högfors. "When they are no longer needed... they are smuggled into Sweden".

Jul 14 10:00

Swedes getting spied on

Jul 12 11:36

Volvo CEO Says Company May Leave Sweden Partly Due To Rise in Violent Crime

The CEO of Volvo warns that the company is considering moving its headquarters out of Sweden in the future, partly due to a rise in violent crime.

Håkan Samuelsson told a conference that the car maker was losing its appeal to foreign experts and engineers and further explained his concerns during an interview with SVD Näringsliv.

“We are building cars, we cannot solve the other problems, someone else must do that,” the CEO said, adding that it is becoming more difficult to attract workers due to Sweden’s worsening reputation.

“It’s definitely not helping when people read about shootings in Gothenburg and wonder if they really dare to move to Gothenburg,” said Samuelsson.

Jul 11 15:08

Europe's economy this summer/fall

Jul 10 12:44

New Silk Road: Russia to build 2,000km highway linking Europe and China

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has approved the construction of a new tolled motorway across Russia designed to significantly shorten cargo routes, local media reported. The project is expected to cost around $9.5 billion.

The massive infrastructure project, the Meridian highway, has won the support of the Russian government, Vedomosti business daily said, citing government officials. The highway is set to stretch over 2,000km from the Belarus border to the frontier with Kazakhstan, and it is expected to become part of the fastest trucking route between China and Europe.

Jul 10 07:18

UK & France Accept Trump's Call For More Troops In Syria As Germany Rebuffs

Amid an awkward diplomatic row between the UK and US following leaked cables sent from Britain's ambassador to the United States back to London which described President Trump as "inept," "insecure" and "incompetent," the United Kingdom joined France Tuesday in being among the only US allies to heed the administration's call to bolster forces in Syria.

Notably Germany has rebuffed the US request to deploy additional troops as part of the "anti-ISIS coalition" primarily in Syria's north and east after US special envoy James Jeffrey told Die Welt’s Sunday edition that,"We want ground forces from Germany to partially replace our soldiers." This as the Pentagon plans a draw down in line with Trump's longtime promise to the American public of a "full" and "complete" withdrawal which has been long delayed since last year over concerns that either pro-Assad and Iranian forces or Turkey could fill the vacuum.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but I do not see any drawdown in Syria, until the required "regime change" comes about in Damascus; and that is going to take a great deal of time, well beyond a year, if the US can actually pull it off.

Jul 10 07:14

EU Mulls Sanctions On Turkey After 2nd Drilling Ship Deployed In Cypriot Waters

Turkey and Europe are headed for a showdown in the eastern Mediterranean over Turkish plans for oil and gas exploration and drilling in Cypriot-recognized waters, with the European Union reportedly now mulling cutting financial assistance to Turkey over the illegal drilling. EU envoys are reportedly meeting Wednesday to discuss various punitive measures against Turkey, including suspending aviation talks and even sanctions.

The latest crisis was triggered after Turkish drilling vessel Yavuz sailed to an area off Cyprus’ east coast at the start of this week — the second to follow a first drilling vessel, Fatih, which had already been exploring in Cypriot waters. Notably, the vessels have been accompanied by the Turkish military, including drones, F-16 fighters, and warships.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder if the EU is considering a "Let's Make a Deal" with Cyprus, over these same oil and drilling rights?!?

Jul 08 17:07

EU Economy Set To Fall & Go...BOING

Jul 08 11:21

"Get Used To It" - Sweden Is Experiencing A "Small Scale War"

Swedish author Björn Ranelid warns that the level of crime and violence the previously sedate country is experiencing amounts to a “small scale war”.

Jul 08 09:09

Israel disappointed with appointment of new EU foreign minister

Israel Hayom reported, Thursday, that Israel is disappointed with the expected appointment of Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell as the new EU High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

According to the newspaper, Borrell will replace the current High Representative, Federica Mogherini, who was an unpopular figure in Israel because of her stubborn support for the Iran nuclear deal and for her relatively pro-Palestinian tendencies.

Following the European Parliamentary elections – wherein traditionally dominant factions lost ground – Israel was hoping for a shift in foreign policy toward the Right.

Jul 07 15:52

The most powerful people in Europe are simply being APPOINTED like Game of Thrones

Express.co.uk Head of News Paul Baldwin told The Brexit The Final Countdown podcast the whole process of appointing Europe’s top jobs this week was more akin to Game of Thrones than a modern democracy. Mr Baldwin was joining presenter Rebecca Hutson Express.co.uk News Editor Thomas Hunt, and Brussels correspondent Joe Barnes. He said: “The most powerful jobs in Europe are changing hands and those who inherit the titles will hold sway over the lives of 500 million Europeans. Yet the whole process of appointing these favoured EU sons and daughters has more in common with the kind of royal patronage we see in Game of Thrones than any self-respecting modern democracy in the 21st century.

“It's a disgusting insult to democracy and exactly why people are so suspicious of the EU – and rightly so.”

Jul 07 08:49

In "Radical Overhaul" 20,000 Deutsche Bankers Will Be Fired As "Bad Bank" Soars To €80BN, 5x DB's Market Cap

One month ago, Jeff Gundlach - in his latest DoubleLine investor call - cracked jokes that Deutsche Bank's imploding stock, which has been hitting fresh all time lows virtually every day, had "major support" at €0.

Once again, he was on to something because just a few days later, the FT first reported that the bank which was this close to nationalization in 2016, and failed to consummate a merger with that "other" German bank, Commerzbank, was preparing to roll out Plan Z: amid a deep overhaul of its trading operations (read: mass terminations), the biggest German lender was set to roll out a "bad bank" holding some €50 billion in legacy toxic derivative assets, a plan that was quite popular in the depths of the global financial crisis.

As we noted at the time, it would hardly come as a surprise that the German bank best known for housing €43.5 trillion in gross derivatives notional (something we first pointed out way back in 2013)...

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ouch!!!

Jul 06 21:43

EU's 'Russian meddling' alert system not detecting any meddling

The EU’s Rapid Alert System, created to tackle the alleged Russian meddling, whose existence has been eluding proof for the past few years, hasn't sounded a single alarm in the six months of its existence, a report has found.

In its piece on the struggles of the ambitious project, the New York Times cited an inside joke popular in Brussels before the European Parliament election in May, about the Rapid Alert System: “It’s not rapid. There are no alerts. And there’s no system.”

The system never issued any warnings at all, the NYT reports, but not before setting up the mood by talking about how "Russian efforts metastasized" during the 2016 elections in the US, how analysts spotted "unmistakable signs" of the Kremlin's hand around an Austrian political scandal and quoting EU officials who speak of “continued and sustained disinformation activity from Russian sources.”

Jul 06 17:44

Euro crisis: How William Hague compared eurozone to ‘building on fire without exit’

In a newly-resurfaced report, former Conservative leader William Hague, who fought an election to “save the pound” against former prime minister Tony Blair in 2001, compared the euro to a burning building without an exit.

Mr Hague argued it was a “folly” to create the single currency.

In 2011, when eurozone countries were continuing to struggle with the repercussions of Greece's debt crisis, Mr Hague told BBC: “It was folly to create this system.

“It will be written about for centuries as a kind of historical monument to collective folly.

“But it's there and we have to deal with it."

He added: "I described the euro as a burning building with no exits and so it has proved for some of the countries in it.

"I might take the analogy too far but the euro wasn't built with exits so it is very difficult to leave it.”

Jul 05 12:15

European Power Grid in Serious Trouble

Jul 04 15:22

The EU has a new batch of unelected leaders, but where is the democracy?

After three days of marathon negotiations and closed-door meetings, Europe has a fresh cast of newly unelected leaders. It’s times like this when the completely undemocratic and disconnected nature of the EU is hardest to deny.

It’s also at times like this when you wonder, who could really blame the Brits for opting out? For all the problems Brexit has caused – and sitting here in Dublin I’m aware there are plenty – there is still a lot to be said for the idea of escaping the bureaucratic hellscape that is the European Union.

European Council President Donald Tusk announced the chosen ones for the four top jobs on Twitter: a German defense minister, a French IMF chief, a Belgian prime minister, and a Spanish foreign minister. Is there any doubt about where power lies in the EU and who it really serves?

Jul 03 06:54

Austria becomes first EU country to ban glyphosate weedkiller

Austria has voted to ban glyphosate, the main ingredient in Bayer-Monsanto’s notorious Roundup weedkiller, becoming the first EU country to outlaw the chemical, creating a PR disaster for the troubled German company.

“The scientific evidence of the plant poison’s carcinogenic effect is increasing. It is our responsibility to ban this poison from our environment,” Social Democratic Party leader Pamela Rendi-Wagner said in a statement on Tuesday.

Jul 03 06:25

Candles4Assange: Catalans Celebrate WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange’s Birthday; March For Own Freedom

By Aaron Kesel

Today, people all over the world are celebrating WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange’s birthday, and Freedom Of Press with the #Candles4Julian campaign, but one group of people — the Catalans — are also marching in a hunger strike celebrating their independence and fighting for the freedom of their own politically imprisoned comrades...

Jul 01 11:36

Tram attack suspect tells court he refuses to recognise Dutch law

An alleged shooter on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht in March has said he rejects Dutch law while appearing in a local court in the Netherlands.

Turkish-born Gokmen Tanis allegedly boarded the tram before opening fire indiscriminately, killing four people, including a 49-year-old father of two children and a 74-year old man, who died several days after the shooting.

"I am not a democrat. I don't recognise you or your court," Dutch news agency ANP quoted the 37-year-old suspect as telling the judges during Monday's pre-trial hearing. He said he didn't need a defence lawyer since he had "already confessed".

As the 37-year-old was led out of the court following the brief session, the father of one of the victims yelled: "Coward! Coward! You're a pig."

Jun 27 12:06

Denmark becomes third Nordic country to form leftist government this year

Denmark will become the third Nordic country this year to form a leftist government after Social Democratic leader Mette Frederiksen agreed terms for a one-party minority government late on Wednesday.

While the new left-leaning government is unlikely to fundamentally change Danish economic policy, Frederiksen, who at 41 becomes Denmark's youngest prime minister, has promised to increase welfare spending after years of austerity.

Jun 27 09:36

'Putting Much of Sicily at Risk': Locals Protest NATO's MUOS Station in Italy

Sicily is continuing its fight against NATO's MUOS satellite systems. The Mobile User Objective System is a high-frequency narrow-band military satellite communications system that consists of 4 geostationary satellites and 4 ground-based receiving stations that NATO uses to communicate and transfer commands to its submarines, fighters and drones.

One of these MUOS stations is located in Niscemi, Sicily.

Last week, on June 21, people from all over Sicily protested against the 'occupation' by military bases. More than a thousand people marched in Catania under the slogans: “US - Out of Italy, Italy - Out of NATO”, “Sicily will be better off without MUOS and Sigonella” [Sigonella - a NATO military base - Sputnik], and “Yankees Go Home.”

Jun 26 17:02

A Look at Finland’s Extensive Disaster Preparedness Plans

By Daisy Luther

During World War II, the city of Helsinki, Finland was bombed relentlessly, leaving the tiny country with a death toll of more than 90,000 people. It is due to these devastating losses that the Nordic nation has one of the most comprehensive preparedness cultures on the planet...

Jun 25 12:40

As The EU Refuses More Migrants, 1000s Trapped In The Balkans Are Overwhelming The System

There are numerous reports that an influx of migrants is overwhelming the already-fragile system in the Balkans. You may think this is not pertinent if you don’t live in Europe. But just like the collapse of Venezuela, the Balkan War, and the collapse of Greece, there are patterns of behavior to which attention should be paid.

Here’s a quick video with a glimpse at the situation occurring right now in Bihac, a city of about 61,000 people in the northwestern corner of Bosnia.

Jun 25 11:10

NATO Tells Russia To Destroy New Missile Or Face Consequences

NATO defense ministers will hold talks on Wednesday over their next move if Russia doesn't destroy a new missile system that could allow for short-notice nuclear attacks throughout Europe, which the United States has said violates the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), according to Reuters.

"We call on Russia to take the responsible path, but we have seen no indication that Russia intends to do so," said Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at a news conference, adding "We will need to respond."

While he declined to go into further detail, diplomats have said their defense ministers will consider allowing more flights over Europe by nuclear-capable US warplanes, as well as more military training and the strategic repositioning of US sea-based missiles.

The dispute has deepened a fissure in East-West ties that severely deteriorated after Russia’s seizure of Crimea and its involvement in Syria. -Reuters

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Reuters, you pitiful;codswallop-creating intellectually-crippled dolts: your revisionist history of what happened with Crimea, and Syria are falsehoods of such immense magnitude, that I barely know where to start. So let's do this YET AGAIN!!

In light of your seeming to still collectively be suffering from an almost pathological case of SMD, (Selective Memory Disorder), let's set the way-back machine to 2014. I promise to try to use small words, which hopefully won't confuse you too terribly.

In 2014, Ukraine suffered from an alleged"color revolution" (translation: the US and Western Europe, were fomenting unrest yet again), and the duly, and legally elected President of Ukraine, President Yanukovich, was officially "thrown under the proverbial bus", and - in an election which was more crooked than is a dog's hind leg - "anointed" Poroshenko (the Chocolate King, remember?!?) as his successor because he was nominally more western-centric than was his successor.

Apparently, Reuters, it has escaped your US collective government-centric gaze, that not only did Victoria Nuland share to a private audience, and was videoed, about the US Government, having spent $5 billion dollars of taxpayers' money to subvert Ukraine Victoria Nuland's Admits Washington Has Spent $5 Billion to "Subvert Ukraine", but none other than President Obama actually confessed, on a CNN interview with Fareed Zakaria, that he was a part of a group which made such subversion possible. Washington Was Behind Ukraine Coup: Obama admits that US “Brokered a Deal” in Support of “Regime Change”

$5 billion dollars is not chump change, even in these spectacularly inflationary times. And one has to wonder, with Poroshenko having lost this years' election, if anyone of those accountable for this fiasco, have had a tiny bit of "Buyer's remorse" about getting this guy elected.

What Crimea did, which is at the heart of the UN charter, regarding peaceful self determination, when they understood that there was no viable, citizen-chosen government in Kiev, was two things; they had a free and fair referendum, asking the people of Crimea, post-coup, if they wanted to stay with Ukraine, or petition Russia to become a member of the Russian Federation; by an overwhelming majority, Crimeans voted to petition the Russian Federation to become a member of Russia, and the Russian Federation accepted their petition.

As you probably do not know this, as history was never your strong suite, collectively, but Crimea was a part of Russia, before it was annexed to Ukraine by Kruschev in 1954: The 1954 transfer of Crimea to Russia by Kruschev

Now, let's take a look at Syria, shall we?!?

Seeing just how "brilliantly" the American regime changes/occupations of Iraq; Afghanistan; and Libya were going, Russia's President Putin believed that he had a responsibility to make sure that the duly elected president of Syria, Bashar Al-Assad, had the opportunity to stay in office, and with the help of the Russian Military, Al-Assad's forces were able able to wipe out most of the US and Israeli-funded and trained jihadis there, leaving only a few small pockets of resistance.

"What, What,?!?" you say, in a gasp of faux surprise?!?, HOW CAN THIS BE?!? AREN'T THE JIHADISTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST, SUPPOSED TO BE THE US'S MOST HORRIBLE THREAT EVER?!? YES, REUTERS, YOU READ THAT CORRECTLY.

Inside Israel’s Secret Program to Back Syrian Rebels Fighters were armed and paid to keep Iranian-linked forces away from Israel’s border.How many Iranian linked forces were, and actually are, still in Syria, remains to be seen.

America Created Al-Qaeda and the Isis Terror Group

Reuters, can you please JUST STOP LYING, because I am going to embarrass the hell out of you with the facts, every damned time I can, if you continue to do this; and it has become pathological on your part, recently!!

Please count on it!!

Jun 25 09:19

NATO Tells Russia To Destroy New Missile Or Face Consequences

NATO defense ministers will hold talks on Wednesday over their next move if Russia doesn't destroy a new missile system that could allow for short-notice nuclear attacks throughout Europe, which the United States has said violates the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), according to Reuters.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg
"We call on Russia to take the responsible path, but we have seen no indication that Russia intends to do so," said Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at a news conference, adding "We will need to respond."

While he declined to go into further detail, diplomats have said their defense ministers will consider allowing more flights over Europe by nuclear-capable US warplanes, as well as more military training and the strategic repositioning of US sea-based missiles.

Jun 24 11:01

Prague crowds demand PM Andrej Babis step down

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis is fending off corruption charges, trouble in parliament, and a countrywide protest movement against his government. Hundreds of thousands have rallied against him in Prague.

Jun 24 11:00

US lawmakers: Nord Stream 2 'a terrible mistake'

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline will run straight through the Baltic Sea, delivering Russian natural gas directly to Germany. For once, Democrats and Republicans in the US agree on something: The project is a really bad idea.

Jun 24 10:20

A Fortress, Disguised as a Country

Those who think of Switzerland as a quaint land of cuckoo clocks and chocolate are sorely mistaken. To paraphrase Voltaire’s bon mot about Prussia, Switzerland is a giant fortress, disguised as a country.

I attended school and university in Switzerland. Over the decades, I kept hearing about mountains opening up to disgorge warplanes, or cliffs studded with hidden artillery. But even my Swiss friends didn’t know much about these seemingly fantastic sightings.

Fifteen years ago, I was the guest of the Swiss Fortress Guard Corps, a top-secret military outfit that operates Switzerland’s mountain fortresses. I was one of the first non-Swiss to be shown the mountain forts that guard the heart of the nation’s ‘Alpine Redoubt.’ What I was shown astounded me – and continues to do so.

Jun 24 08:52

Czech Republic protests: Andrej Babis urged to quit as PM

Hundreds of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Prague demanding that PM Andrej Babis resign.

Mr Babis is facing a criminal investigation over alleged fraud, and is also the subject of an EU conflict-of-interest investigation. He denies the allegations.

Organisers say about 250,000 people attended the rally. The figure could not be verified.

It is said to be the largest protest since the fall of communism in 1989.

Who was marching?
The protest was organised by the Million Moments for Democracy group. The movement has grown from a small student initiative into a mass movement.

What are the allegations against Babis?

The prime minister is facing a criminal investigation in the Czech Republic for alleged abuse of €2 m in EU subsidies over 10 years ago.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Czech Republic has had snap elections before, in 2016 Snap Elections, Czech Repu8blicand this may be the mechanism though which Babis might be out of a job, shortly.

Jun 24 08:13

Europe proves biggest spender on US arms: Report

Europe proved to be the biggest spender on US-made arms last year, and is expected to retain a devouring appetite for the weapons in near future, shows one report.

The continent accounted for nearly a quarter of the $55.7 billion in foreign arms sales that the Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) handled in the 2018 fiscal year, Reuters reported on Saturday, citing US Army Lieutenant General Charles Hooper, the DSCA’s director.

Various US arms makers, who were cited by the news agency, including Lockheed Martin and Boeing, also said that the European demand for warplanes, missile systems, and other weapons was growing.

Apparently in anticipation of high demand, Washington sent an especially-ranking delegation, including Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, to the Paris Airshow this year. The expo showcased products by nearly 400 US companies.

Jun 24 08:07

Trump on Iran Nuclear Deal: ‘I Don’t Care About Europeans’

US President Donald Trump said in an interview that he is interested in direct talks with Iran without preconditions. At the same time, he dismissed the European point of view that Tehran is complying with the 2015 nuclear deal, arguing that it is EU business interests talking.

Trump commented on Washington’s point of view on the 2015 Joint Cooperative Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal with Iran in a Sunday interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd, saying he would accept any kind of deal with Iran, as long as it prevents Tehran from getting nuclear weapons. Trump suggested that he has no issue with the deal being bilateral or multilateral.

“I don't care which, what kind of a deal. It can be separate or it could be total,” he said.

Jun 22 10:06

'Bound & Sedated': How Merkel is 'Outsourcing' Germany's Migrant Problem to Italy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's pro-immigrant stance hardly correlates with Germany's inhuman practices, Italian political observers say commenting on the recent exposure of Berlin's method's for transferring unwanted migrants back to the countries where they first entered the EU.

Germany is sending "bound and sedated" migrants back to Italy, La Repubblica, a centre-left Italian daily, broke on 15 June, adding that what's going on looks more like "human trafficking" rather than a transfer under the EU's Dublin Regulation 604/2013.

The Dublin convention stipulates that rejected refugees should be sent to "the responsible member state" i.e. the country through which the asylum seeker first entered the EU.

Jun 21 08:59

US Army Accidentally Invades Romanian… Wheat Field

The "invasion" took place as part of the ongoing joint drills between the Romanian Land Forces and the US Army across the Southeast European country.

Romania's Defence Ministry has confirmed that an incident took place in Ialomita County, southeastern Romania on Thursday in which several US armoured vehicles accidentally drove onto private farmland containing wheat and corn crops, causing an as yet unspecified amount of damage.

A Romanian Facebook user uploaded video footage of the incident, showing vehicles including a tank, an infantry fighting vehicle, and a Humvee support vehicle driving over the crops, leaving large tracks in the fields in their wake.

Jun 19 11:00

Spain refuels Russian ships despite NATO pressure, says UK has to leave Gibraltar

Madrid has raised fresh complaints about British military presence in Gibraltar while continuing to resist NATO pressure to bar the Russian navy from refueling at the nearby port of Ceuta.

The Spanish ambassador to the United Nations, Agustín Santos Maraver, called out the UK for their military installations in Gibraltar during a scathing speech to the UN Committee on Decolonization on Monday.

Jun 17 17:10

Demographic suicide of Europe

Jun 17 10:52

Sweden to Hire Hundreds of New Police Officers Amidst Rising Sexual Violence

Sweden will employ hundreds of new police officers in an effort to tackle a growing trend of sexual offences against vulnerable people and children.

Mats Löfving, head of the police’s national operational department, Noa, commented on the new policy saying: “For me, this is incredibly big, I think it is the biggest and most important investment I have had in my time in the police. It is perhaps the most vulnerable group that we are helping, women and children, who are exposed to violent and sexual offences,” Swedish broadcaster Sveriges Radio reports.

According to police, the Prosecutor’s Office, and the Crime Prevention Council, the number of sexual offences within relationships and where children are victims, is increasing with only half of the reported rape cases in Sweden seeing any kind of resolution.

Jun 17 10:52

Sweden: Strong Explosion in Vicinity of Church

Södertälje is the latest city in Sweden to see yet another explosion, with police describing the blast as being strong enough to be heard 100 yards away.

Police say that they are still uncertain as to the nature of the explosion, which occurred at around 3am on Friday in Geneta, a neighbourhood in the Västertälje district of the Södertälje municipality. Peter Asp, the officer in charge of Stockholm Police’s management centre, told Swedish broadcaster SVT: “We are trying to sort out what has happened, but before the technicians have investigated, we do not know exactly what has happened.”

“It was so strong that people some 100 metres from there have reported it,” he added, with the broadcaster noting the blast happened in the vicinity of St. Afrem’s church.

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