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Feb 08 09:53

NIGEL FARAGE: It costs £55 MILLION a day to be an EU member – and for what?

Nick went with the line that we hear from the pro-EU establishment, including David Cameron, that Britain isn’t big enough to survive on the world stage as a self-governing, independent country. That how could we possibly hope to negotiate our own trade deals?

I responded to Nick that this pessimistic mindset was absolutely ridiculous. I pointed out that we are the fifth largest economy in the world and that Iceland, with a population of 320,000, had just signed a trade deal with China. I said if they were big enough to do this and if Switzerland had more free trade agreements than we did as EU members, I was absolutely certain that we too were big enough to strike these kind of exciting global trade deals outside of the EU.

Feb 08 09:52

Next time it’ll be 100,000: UK and EU cities see day of co-ordinated anti-Islamic rallies

UK PEGIDA has warned there will be "100,000 Britons marching on the streets against Islam" by the end of the year after a day of sometimes violent anti-Islamic migrant protests were staged across Europe.

Feb 08 09:48

EUROPEAN BANK BLOODBATH CRASHES BOND, STOCK MARKETS

Just as we warned, not only is it time to panic but the panic is 'contagion'-ing over into the sovereign risk market. European banks are in freefall, down over 4.3% broadly, crashing to 2012's "whatever it takes" lows.

European bank risk has gone vertical... Today's spike is the largest since April 2010.

So since Europe unleashed their "Bail-In" regulations, European banks have utterly imploded with Deustche most systemically affected as it seems more than one person is betting that Deutsche will be unable to raise enough capital and will be forced to haircut depositors on up in the capital structure.

Finally - for those desperate dip-buyers hoping for another move from Draghi - don't hold your breath... As Deutsche Bank itself warned, any more easing by The ECB or BOJ will only hurt banks (and certainly Deutsche). In other words, they are all officially trapped now.

Feb 08 09:34

EU Sanctions Against Russia Are Crumbling — But They're Likely to Remain

Though there is mounting opposition in Europe to the sanctions, the US is committed to keeping them. Opposition to the sanctions in Europe is still not strong enough to make sure they are lifted.

Feb 08 09:24

REMEMBER THAT GERMAN GOLD REPATRIATION? WELL, YOU MAY NOT HAVE HEARD ...

Now, when one puts those two statements together, one ends up with the idea that Germany stored its gold in the USA to keep it safe from the prospect of an invasion by the Warsaw Pact, and that it now wants its gold back from the USA because that trust in its ally is evaoprating under the solar flare of American-sponsored sanctions against Russia. Russia has no plans of invading Germany, and just about everybody knows this except the neocons in the American Pentagon and State department. To put it country simple: Germans want their country's gold on German soil because the USA is no longer to be trusted.

Feb 08 08:27

Iran, Greece sign economic MoUs to further bilateral ties

Tehran and Athens signed three political and economical MoUs on Monday.
Iran’s first Vice President Es’hagh Jahangiri officially welcomed Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at S'adabad Palace on Monday and discussed bilateral issues and cooperation between the two countries.

The two sides inked three momernda of understaning for political cooperation, memorandum of development to cancel visa regime and bilateral cooperation roadmap.

Feb 07 10:04

Cameron is sowing the seeds of fascism

Cameron emerged seemingly triumphant from this week’s meeting with European Council President Donald Tusk. As expected, three of his four criteria for supporting Britain’s continued membership in the EU – that is, the three largely meaningless ones – were more or less agreed. But Cameron also claimed victory over the one that was expected to be the sticking point: a four-year ban on in-work benefits for new EU migrants. Under existing treaties, EU nationals working in the UK are entitled to be treated the same as British citizens. However, Tusk has now agreed that Britain should be allowed to apply an “emergency brake,” which would block benefits to EU workers in Britain in certain ‘emergency’ circumstances. As yet, exactly what circumstances would qualify as ‘emergencies’ remains undefined, but according to Reuters, what Cameron and Tusk have in mind is the country’s “welfare system [being] under excessive strain”.

Feb 07 09:47

Violent clashes break out across the globe as thousands take to the streets in anti-Islam protests organised by far-right group PEGIDA

Violent scuffles broke out across Europe today as thousands of people taking part in far-right anti-Islam protests clashed with pro-immigration groups and riot control police.

Police in Dresden, Germany, saw about 2,000 protesters at a rally organised by the group Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the West, making it the biggest of a coordinated series of demonstrations across European cities.

Known by its German acronym PEGIDA, the group emerged in Dresden two years ago and has become a magnet for far-right and anti-immigrant sentiment.

Feb 07 09:46

Thousands take part in anti-Islam Pegida protests across Europe

In Birmingham, protesters held signs saying 'Trump is right'

Feb 06 14:18

EU calls on Israel to halt demolition of Palestinian housing

The European Union on Saturday called on Israel to halt the demolition of Palestinian housing, some of which was EU-funded, and reiterated its opposition to expanding Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.
Note: But we were holocau$$$ted!

Feb 06 11:02

Iran Restarts Relationships With European Oil Clients

Iran will start sending 300,000 barrels a day of crude to Europe, 54 percent of the total it shipped before authorities on the continent put an embargo in place.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That will put more downward pressure on oil prices. Worse (for the US) Iran wants Europe to pay for the oil in Euros!

Feb 06 10:49

'If the Brits want to leave, let them' says President of the European Parliament

THE PRESIDENT of the European Parliament Martin Schulz has said that the British should be allowed to leave the EU if they want to, in an astonishing intervention which reveals that EU leaders expect a Brexit vote.

Feb 06 10:39

A Badly Wounded Deutsche Bank Lashes Out At Central Bankers: Stop Easing, You Are Crushing Us

"We have reached that fork in the road within the monetary twilight zone, where Europe's largest bank is openly defying central bank policy and demanding an end to easy money. Alas, since tighter monetary policy assures just as much if not more pain, one can't help but wonder just how the central banks get themselves out of this particular trap they set up for themselves."

Feb 06 10:09

Not the Promised Land: Migrants Leave Austria and Return to Middle East

Refugees and migrants in Austria are having second thoughts and making plans to return home to the Middle East, Deutsche Welle reported.

Feb 06 08:50

Here’s how this bus driver handled a young refugee punk

Despite what official government mouthpieces may be spouting, the people are not going to put up with violent behavior and assault from any so-called refugees, hailing from Syria or anywhere else.

Feb 06 01:05

Why the ‘Sultan of Chaos’ is freaking out

Picture sleepless nights at ‘Sultan’ Erdogan’s palace in Ankara. Imagine him livid when he learns the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), backed by Russian air power, started a preemptive Battle of Aleppo – through the Bayirbucak region - cutting off Ankara’s top weaponizing corridor and Jihadi highway.

Feb 05 18:35

European Parliament's resolution on Crimea leaving no space for dialogue — lawmaker

European parliament's resolution on Crimea does not leave space for dialogue with Russia, Konstantin Kosachev, the chairman of foreign policy committee in the upper house of Russian parliament said on Thursday.

"The European Parliament has passed a resolution on Crimea and naturally the one marked by categorical overtones that leave no space for dialogue," he wrote on his page in Facebook on Thursday.

Feb 05 16:08

‘EU not going to change’: France calls UK’s demands non-negotiable

A draft deal over Britain’s future membership of the European Union is driving a wedge between leaders.

Feb 05 14:43

Athens in flames: Protesters hurl Molotov cocktails at police as tens of thousands take to the streets during general strike over Greek pension reforms

Protesters clashed with riot police in Athens today as protests against pension reforms during a general strike turned into violent chaos.

Some 40,000 people had joined anti-government protests in the Greek capital, and although initially peaceful, sporadic clashes between anarchist protesters and police outside Parliament and in other parts of the city centre soon escalated.

Police used tear gas and stun grenades against the dozens of hooded anarchists, while street vendors, tourists, and onlookers ran to safety as the violence broke out.

Feb 05 10:29

IN SPAIN, THEY’RE GOING AFTER THE BANKSTERS

To Put Bankers Behind Bars, Spanish Citizens Take the 1% to Court

Feb 05 10:02

Russian menace pushes Sweden towards Nato

In the middle of the Baltic Sea, a chilly east wind blows across a former Cold War frontier.
After more than 20 years of strategic irrelevance, and thanks to increasingly unpredictable Russian behaviour, Gotland is back in the spotlight.
It is the latest chapter in the island's long military history, and one returning soldier is thrilled.
"It's almost a dream come true," says Lt Col Stefan Pettersson.
After a decade in civilian life, Pettersson is back in uniform, preparing to take command of the Swedish island's defences.
As he scans the snowy landscape where he and his colleagues used to train, he is still pinching himself.
"I always had a dream to come back as an officer and to do it here on Gotland and establish a new unit, it's perfect," he tells me.
The new Gotland battle group, expected to take shape by the end of next year, will number 300 full- and part-time soldiers.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Russian menace"?!?!?

Forgive me, but have the folks at BBC collectively lost their minds, gone barking mad, and conveniently forgotten of what real journalism consists, in order to vomit up this codswallop?!?

And how the hell are they going to convince anyone of alleged "...increasingly unpredictable Russian behaviour..." without any provable allegations thereof?!?!?

These wild-ass allegations, which cannot be substantiated in fact, appear to be a further demonisation of Russia, and is the kind of smear tactic which is most generally a prelude to war.

And lastly, will someone please politely remind whoever wrote this more than insane headline, with allegations which they cannot prove in fact (because otherwise, why wouldn't they?!?) that in the age of the internet, "the big lie" went out with the dribble glass and whoopee cushion?!?

Now, that would be a kindness!!

Webmaster addition: They are just recycling the same bovine excrement they used in the 1950s!

Feb 05 09:09

UKRAINE GOVERNMENT IN CHAOS AS DEALS WITH OLIGARCHS, NEO-FASCISTS FRAY

The deal was pretty simple: in exchange for aligning with the Western-backed, post-coup government in Kiev against Russia, the corrupt oligarch class of Ukraine could keep their economic power and the wealth they made looting the country. The arrangement had the value of helping to temporarily secure the government in Kiev from a second coup and providing a funding source for the far-right militias sent to fight Russian-backed separatists in the east. The oligarchs largely went along for fear of losing their positions, or even their lives, as the government in Kiev had come to power through violence and vocal opponents of the new regime began disappearing.

Feb 05 09:04

UK, Sweden reject UN panel ruling in favor of Julian Assange

Britain says it rejects a UN panel ruling that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is the victim of arbitrary detention at the Ecuadorian embassy in London and insists he will still be extradited to Sweden if arrested in the UK.

“This changes nothing,” a British government spokesman responded to the UN decision, adding that London will formally contest the ruling.

The UK insists that Assange is voluntarily avoiding lawful arrest by staying at the Ecuadorian mission in the British capital and Whitehall is “deeply frustrated that this unacceptable situation is still being allowed to continue.”

Feb 05 08:51

Exposed: The EU’s shocking plan to criminalise people who help refugees

The Council of the European Union has proposed legislation that could criminalise volunteers trying to help refugees arriving into Europe.

Feb 05 08:21

UN panel rules Julian Assange arbitrarily detained, entitled to liberty & compensation

A UN panel has ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been ‘arbitrarily detained’ in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, calling upon the UK and Sweden to end Assange’s deprivation of liberty.

"The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) … considered that Mr. Julian Assange was arbitrarily detained by the Governments of Sweden and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,” the statement said.

The group concluded that the WikiLeaks founder “is entitled to his freedom of movement and to compensation.”

Feb 05 08:05

Tear gas fired at 50,000 protesters, terror police raiding refugee centres and call for a rethink of the Geneva Convention... Chaos, crisis and just another day in the EU

Too many migrants are using the ‘outdated’ Geneva Convention to enter Europe when they are not in genuine need, Finland’s president has warned.

Sauli Niinisto called for a rethink of the 1951 UN treaty that obliges signatories – including Britain – to offer sanctuary to those fleeing danger.

He said it was not right that anyone could say the word ‘asylum’ on arrival and have the right to cross into Europe.

Feb 05 08:02

Swedish Minister vows to curb refugee flows in 2016

Sweden's Migration Agency said on Thursday it expected up to 140,000 asylum seekers in 2016 but the government said it would not allow numbers to get anywhere near that, and vowed to introduce further measures to curb the influx if needed.

Feb 05 07:51

Sweden: Death By Immigration

The atmosphere on Swedish social media is now almost revolutionary. People post videos of themselves accusing the government of murder, of filling Sweden with violent people.

When Alexandra Mezher was murdered, she was alone in the residence with ten asylum seekers. She was stabbed by one of the "children" she cared for.

When National Police Commissioner Dan Eliasson appeared on the "Good Morning Sweden" TV show, the day after Mezher's murder, he expressed sympathy for the murderer, but barely mentioned the victim. This sparked frenzied outrage on social media.

Feb 04 13:29

'It's you who created Daesh!’ shouts woman at John Kerry as press conference winds up.

US Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to Italy was disrupted by a cry of protest at his joint press conference with Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni, when a woman in the audience shouted, “it’s you who created Daesh!”

The press conference was coming to an end, when the woman stood up from the public, her head covered up by a black veil.

“It’s you who created Daesh!” she shouted at the two ministers, using another name for the terror group Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), reported the Italian state-owned television channel RAI.

Feb 04 11:04

Border controls and passport checks would cost Europe up to €100bn, report claims

The return of border checks across the 26 members of the Schengen passport-free travel zone would reduce GDP by 0.8%, according to the French Government

Feb 04 10:52

Provocative’ NATO Build-Up Threatens Remaining US-Russia Ties

The decision by the US Department of Defense to boost spending on confronting Russia in Europe and fighting the Islamic State elsewhere will provide no military benefit whatsoever, former US Chief of Naval Operations science and policy advisor Theodore Postol told Sputnik.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The proposed boost in NATO-related spending is "a provocation that builds on the ‘original sin’ of NATO expansion, which led to the predictable breakdown of relations between Russia and the West," Postol stated on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced the Defense Department will spend 50 percent more in fiscal year 2017 on its fight against the Islamic State and will request $3.4 billion in its fiscal year 2017 budget to support NATO allies in Europe.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The narrative here, which this analyst has not yet grasped, is the reality that the US government is spoiling for an actual military confrontation against Russia, to prevent the rise of the Russian economy and the ruble.

Look at the Russian demonisation in the West right now, coupled with a massive pre-positioning of arms, material, and troops in Europe, and particularly in Eastern Europe.

Just because a move may well be the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly stupid thing the American government can do is, unfortunately, no guarantee that it will not do it.

The problem here is that the US military does not have the troop strength, the money, or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia, and that is what makes a military option here so scarily dangerous.

Feb 04 10:38

DAX Plunges To 1 Year Lows As Deutsche Bank CoCos Crash, Italian Bank Stocks Slide

The collapse of Deutsche Bank continues to not just accelerate but to contagiously spread...

Deutsche Bank's CDS continues to push higher...smashing European bank risk to its highest since 2013...

And now Deutsche Bank's Contingent Capital securities are crashing - these are among the lowest securities on DB's capital structure and are screaming that problems loom.

Feb 04 09:55

David Cameron prompts anger by telling MPs to ignore the views of eurosceptic grassroots members

The Prime Minister warned backbenchers not to take a view on the vote “because of what your constituency association might say”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Cameron is essentially saying that the desires of the British people are to be ignored at all costs.

Feb 04 09:10

Poland extends deadline for considering creating Nord Stream-2 joint venture to 4 months

According to the statement, the management has recognized the need to continue considering the issue and that it is still necessary to examine the impact of the deal on the Polish market of gas supply. Earlier the Polish government has repeatedly criticized plans to build the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, calling the project "a geopolitical project of Russia". "Poland does not agree with the project North Stream-2," Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlow explained the government’s position on the pipeline.

Feb 04 09:03

Swedish feminists: “Please don’t protect us if we get raped by immigrants”

Feminists in Sweden have launched a new campaign against men that wants to protect women from being raped.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

???????

Feb 04 08:20

Farage: It's people power that will win this referendum

Feb 04 08:12

Tear gas, Molotov cocktails deployed during general strike in Greece (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

Tear gas and Molotov cocktails have been deployed during a demonstration in Syntagma Square, Athens, where around 50,000 Greeks marched on parliament during a general strike.

Groups of youths then broke away from the crowd and began hurling stones and petrol bombs at police on Thursday. Officers responded with rounds of tear gas and stun grenades, witnesses told Reuters.

Feb 04 07:45

Why I Use the Term ‘AngloZionist’, and Why It’s Important

"How long are we going to continue to allow the top 1% of Jews enjoy a bizarre form of political immunity because they hide behind the memory of Jews murdered during WWII..."

"We need to start talking freely about the “elephant in the room” and stop fearing reprisal..."

Feb 03 17:33

EX-IMF chief Strauss-Kahn joins Ukraine bank

Disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been appointed to the supervisory board of a bank owned by Ukraine's second richest businessman Viktor Pinchuk. Kiev's Kredit-Dnipro Bank said the decision to accept Strauss-Kahn and five others to the advisory body was taken on Monday and goes into immediate effect. It added that Strauss-Kahn would serve as an independent committee member who does not represent shareholders' interests.

Feb 03 16:22

‘Possible victims of sex, slavery’: Over 10,000 migrant kids missing in EU

Human traffickers are taking advantage of Europe’s refugee crisis to find sex and labor slaves, particularly children, Europol says.

Feb 03 13:58

The mechanics of globalism – Migration as a weapon of war and ethno-engineering

It is this ‘humanitarian’ narrative EU officials have volunteered to both their constituents and the media – this idea that Western nations hold a duty of care and protection over the millions displaced by war.

Indeed, Western powers are responsible. Actually no … their role far exceeds the responsibility since the Mid-East has burnt under their fire. Let us remember which powers in fact engineered and purposely exported destabilization to the MENA over the past decade. From Iraq, to Syria, Libya and Yemen, military pyres have lit up many skies, engulfing all in their wake.

I would argue that Western powers stand guilty of crimes against humanity; responsibility is not strong enough of a word to define what in fact they have inflicted onto several continents.

Feb 03 13:53

Not About Security: Pentagon Spending in Europe Lines Washington's Pockets

The Obama administration's plan to quadruple US military spending in Europe "has nothing to do with defending or protecting the United States," a defense policy expert told Radio Sputnik’s Brian Becker.

Feb 03 12:34

NATO WELCOMES US PLAN TO STRENGTHEN ITS MILITARY PRESENCE IN EUROPE

As Xinhua reports, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the United States’ announcement it would increase significantly its military presence in Europe. The US Secretary of defense Ash Carter on Tuesday announced that the US plans to strengthen its military presence in Europe. «I strongly welcome this proposal», – said Stoltenberg, adding the budget request, if approved, will lead to a quadrupling of funding to 3.4 billion US dollars in 2017 for the US force posture in Europe. This will enhance the rotation of US forses and intensify military training and exercises.

Feb 03 11:13

Ford To Cut Hundreds Of Jobs In UK And Germany

Car maker Ford is to shed hundreds of jobs in the UK and Germany as part of a programme to save $200m (£138m) a year.

The group said it was launching a voluntary redundancy programme as it looked to slash costs across its European business, in the face of mounting regulatory costs.

Feb 03 11:13

In bid to counter Putin, Obama seeks to quadruple military spending in Europe

President Barack Obama's administration said Tuesday it was seeking to expand U.S. military spending in Europe four-fold in a bid to reassure allies still unsettled by Russia's incursion into Ukraine.

The new spending would increase to $3.4 billion under the new plan, which is set to be formally unveiled next week as part of Obama's final presidential budget.

The Pentagon also said Tuesday it was ramping up spending for the battle against ISIS, doubling last year's request to $7 billion.

The White House said that figure would allow for "continuous U.S. armored brigade rotations" through stations in central and eastern Europe, as well as ramped-up U.S. participation in NATO military exercises and the deployment of additional combat vehicles and supplies to the region.

Obama has sought to affirm the U.S. commitment to NATO ever since Russia annexed sections of Ukraine in 2014, causing alarm in other neighboring countries, some of which belong to the military alliance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Russia is not the problem here; it is the warmongers in the Administration and Congress who never met a good faith attempt at real-world negotiations they did not utterly despise.

The ugly truth of the business is, this money will be earmarked for pre-positioning troops and weapons into Europe, ultimately for a war against Russia.

Feb 03 09:09

Austrian Vice-Chancellor: Nord Stream 2 will ensure more stable gas supplies to Europe

The Nord Stream 2 project will ensure more stable gas supplies to Europe, Austrian Vice-Chancellor Reinhold Mitterlehner said at a meeting with Russia Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday. "We should ask ourselves whether we can jointly implement the Nord Stream 2 project in order to ensure more stable gas supplies to Europe and deepen our contacts," he said. According to Vice-Chancellor, he has already discussed the project with Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak and spoke about it with Chairman of Gazprom's management committee Alexey Miller on Tuesday. "And here we’ve achieved very positive results," he said.

Feb 03 08:54

New financial MELTDOWN set to sink EU as German banks lose £14,292,610,000.00 in 90 DAYS

EUROPE'S biggest economy was plunged into fresh chaos tonight amid warnings a new financial crisis in Germany could destroy the EU.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US markets are not doing well, either! The DOW is back in the 15000s.

Feb 02 15:17

So Bad You’ll Laugh: This Video from Finland on How to Protect Yourself from Rape Is Unintentionally Hilarious

(And sadly, no, this isn't satire.)

In order to not be raped according to Finnish police and public broadcasting, women should wear oven mitts in public and practice the Hadoken move from the Street Fighter video games?

Got it.

(read more)

Feb 02 13:12

Enough to halt Brexit? Donald Tusk to unveil draft plan on British EU membership

European Council President Donald Tusk will table proposals for a “new settlement” for the UK’s membership of the European Union on Tuesday, following a weekend of intense negotiations with British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Feb 02 07:59

Blast reported at secondary school in Karlstad, Sweden

A ‘powerful’ explosion has been reported at a school building in the Swedish town of Karlstad, local media say. Emergency services are at the scene.

Fire broke out at the site following the explosion, Expressen newspaper reported. There have been no reports of casualties so far.

Feb 02 00:19

The Rise of ISIS and Other Extremist Groups: the role of the West and Regional Powers

by Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban (Political and Media Advisor at the Syrian Presidency).

This essay examines the role of Western and regional players (i.e. Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar) in inflaming the conflict and the growth of terrorism in Syria.

It examines the attempts to break up Syria’s civilian and military institutions, the delegitimization of the Syrian government, the attempts to procure a UN mandate for a military intervention in Syria, the imposition of suffocating economic sanctions on Syria, and most importantly the support that Western and regional powers gave to a plethora of armed groups, including al-Qaeda and ISIS, to fight the Syrian government.

Feb 01 17:12

Here’s How This Bus Driver Handled a Young Refugee Punk: “Kept Beating Him Senseless”

Despite what official government mouthpieces may be spouting, the people are not going to put up with violent behavior and assault from any so-called refugees – from a Muslim country or anywhere else!

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Feb 01 14:09

Brexit support hits record high – poll

Support for Britain leaving the European Union is at its strongest since October 2014, enjoying a 4 percentage point lead over those wishing to stay, a new poll from YouGov has revealed.

Feb 01 07:45

Academic boycott of Israel takes off in Italy

There have been major breakthroughs in Italy for the campaign to boycott Israeli academic institutions.

More than 200 academics from 50 Italian universities have signed a call for the boycott of Israeli academic institutions until Israel complies with international law.

This is the first time a significant number of Italian academics have taken a public stand in support of the Palestinian-led campaign of boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS).

Feb 01 07:20

UK SCIENTISTS ALLOWED TO GENETICALLY MODIFY HUMAN EMBRYOS – REGULATOR

British scientists have been given the green light to genetically modify human embryos for the first time. The experiments will be the carried out by the Francis Crick Institute in London and are to take place on embryos in the first seven days after fertilization. Scientists hope the research will provide explanations behind what goes wrong in miscarriages and a deeper understanding of the beginnings of human life.

Jan 31 16:27

Youth unemployment in Europe:

Jan 31 14:41

Ray McGovern: "U.S' Surveillance of Europeans Does Not Help in the Fight Against Terrorism"

In the Committee on National Security of the United States, Senate declared that the EU should cease to criticize Washington for espionage. "After the incident with Edward Snowden, delegations from Europe are came to us, and complained that America is spying on their countries. Like in "Casablanca", remember? When he says: "I'm shocked!" After the terrorist attacks in Paris we didn't hear such statements anymore. After Charlie Hebdo, too," — said the Chairman of the Committee on national security of the U.S. Senate Ron Johnson. According to former CIA officer Ray McGovern, the action in the fight against terrorism is ineffective. "This spying is dictated solely by the desire to collect any information and is indicative of a certain level of technological development. The American authorities have no system for selecting truly necessary information. In the end we get a proverbial haystack in which it is very difficult to find the needle. Their methods do not work.

Jan 31 13:43

CROWD OF MASKED MEN HUNT AND BEAT UP NON-SWEDES IN STOCKHOLM

According to the local media reports, on Friday, dozens of masked man went on an anti-immigrant rampage in Stockholm in an apparent retaliation for the stabbing death of a young Swedish woman at a refugee center earlier this week. The Aftonbladet daily said that the crowd of some 40 to 50 people went on a violent spree on Friday night at around 9 p.m. local time in and around the Swedish capital’s main railroad station. The daily also said that the rampage followed a rally of some 200 people, who protested the presence of refugees in the North European country and they were handing out leaflets saying “Enough now”. “They were scattering leaflets which had the intention to incite people to carry out crimes,” Stockholm police said in a statement. “We are forced to endure countless crimes while the criminals always go with some degree of impunity by claiming that they are younger than 15,” the leaflet declared.

Jan 31 12:04

After arrival in Europe, disappeared 10 thousand refugee children

At least 10 of thousands of child refugees who came to Europe without their parents and relatives, went missing after crossing the border of the EU, reports The Guardian, citing data from Europol. Police fear that many of these children after arrival in Europe were victims of traffickers. In Italy alone lost five thousand children, about one thousand refugee children have disappeared in Sweden. In the UK the number of migrant children, the whereabouts of which nothing is known, has doubled in a year. According to the organization "Save the children", 26 thousand children entered Europe without adults last year. According to Europol, up to 27% of all migrants who came in the past year were minor (who came alone or with relatives). At Europol confirmed the established cases of sexual exploitation of refugee children.

Jan 31 09:56

200 Swedes Storm Occupied Stockholm Train Station, Beat Migrant Children

Sweden is losing its patience with refugees.

In the wake of the sexual assaults allegedly perpetrated by men of “Arab origin” in Cologne, Germany on New Year’s Eve, the Swedish press revealed what certainly appeared to be a coverup related to a wave of similar incidents that apparently occurred at a youth festival and concert in central Stockholm’s Kungsträdgården last August.

That ruffled the feathers of quite a few Swedes and then, earlier this week, we learned that a 22-year-old asylum center worker was murdered in a knife attack carried out by a 15-year-old Somali migrant named Youssaf Khalif Nuur, shown below.

Jan 31 09:32

Chaos and war on Russia’s border

Dear friends,

This is a conversation between one of the foremost Russian experts on the Ukraine, Rostislav Ishchenko, and one of the best know Russian military experts, Igor Korotchenko. Both of them have Ukrainian last names and Ishchenko actually worked for several Ukrainian presidents. These two guys really know what is going on and both of them enjoy a superb access to Russian decision-makers. In this conversation they discuss the Ukrainian crisis, the war in Syria and other national security issues in great detail and from many aspects. This is why I asked Eugenia to subtitle this video even though it is a very long one (1 hour and 20 minutes). An immense THANK YOU to Eugenia for taking on such a huge task (even though she has a demanding job and a family!). The fact that such long, but detailed and extremely interesting conversations are translated by volunteers of the Saker Community greatly contributes to make our blogs something unique.

Enjoy this most interesting discussion and please let us know what you think.

Kind regards,

The Saker

Video translated and subtitled by Eugenia:
http://thesaker.is/chaos-and-war-on-russias-border-must-see/

Jan 31 08:09

Stockholm pogrom: Crowd of masked men hunt and beat up non-Swedes

Dozens of masked man went on an anti-immigrant rampage in Stockholm in an apparent retaliation for the stabbing death of a young Swedish woman at a refugee center earlier this week, local media reported.

Jan 31 07:40

Daesh training camps found in Europe

The EU law enforcement agencies claimed that the Islamic State planned to carry out new acts of terror in the EU countries.

According to the police, there is a whole training system for terrorists in Europe. Special training camps operate covertly in the guise of religious meetings.

The Europol report says that, 'besides training camps in Syria, there are also smaller ones in the EU and the Balkan States. The ISIS recruiters have a possibility to check physical condition and firmness of purpose of those willing to enter the group due to survival techniques training.'

Jihadis are taught how to handle weapons and behave oneself during an interrogation. The skills are needed to conduct terror acts at their home countries and abroad. Education is carried out in the guise of religious lessons and the Koran reading.

Jan 30 09:58

'Hundreds-strong' mob of masked men rampage through Stockholm station beating up refugee children in revenge attack for female asylum centre worker killed by Somali 'boy'

A mob of black-clad masked men went on a rampage in and around Stockholm's main train station last night beating up refugees and anyone who did not look like they were ethnically Swedish.

Before the attack, the group of 200 people handed out xenophobic leaflets with the message 'Enough now'.

Swedish media reported that the thugs, allegedly linked to Sweden's football hooligan scene, were targeting unaccompanied minors with a 'foreign' background.

The mob, wearing all-black balaclavas and armbands, 'gathered with the purpose of attacking refugee children' Stockholm police spokesman Towe Hagg said.

Jan 30 07:20

Belgium said 'push migrants back to sea' - Greek minister

Greek Migration Minister Yiannis Mouzalas claims Belgium told his country to "push" migrants "back in the sea".

Jan 30 07:14

EXCLUSIVE -The city destroyed by migration: Inside the Swedish town where armed gangs patrol the streets, crime has exploded and a beautiful social worker's murder has shocked Europe

Those living in the town say its landscape has been changed by the sudden influx of 8,000 migrants last year. Police say they are so over-stretched and have to let some offences go – particularly drug crime

Jan 30 07:13

UN F'N BELIEVABLE: Teen FINED for Fending off Rapist with Pepper Spray

Jan 30 07:10

Danish police accused of manipulating rape statistics to hide ‘hundreds’ of cases

Denmark`s Justice Ministry has found out that the real number of rape cases processed by police was at least three times higher than official statistics suggested, local media report. Police deny any cover-up, blaming the difference on statistical inaccuracies.
Police didn’t properly classify crimes involving rape up to 2014, with about 700 cases containing allegations of sexual abuse remaining unattributed to this category every year. The average number of rape cases annually registered by police was nearly half that figure at 395, according to the Justice Ministry’s investigation, Metroxpress reports.

Jan 30 07:10

Russia calls not to underestimate role of Dutch referendum on EU association with Ukraine

The significance of the Dutch referendum on the ratification of the European Union’s association agreement with Ukraine should not be underestimated, Russia’s Permanent Representative at the European Union Vladimir Chizhov said on Friday. "The Dutch government is seeking to put a good face on I would not say what," he said in an interview with the Rossiya-24 television channel. "It is obviously not the right time for them, bearing in mind that the Netherlands’ six-month presidency in the European Union Council started from January 1."

Jan 29 15:08

Plan to bomb ISIS in Syria wins Netherlands MP majority support

On Tuesday the PvdA agreed to extend the Dutch participation in the fight against terrorist organization Islamic State to also include bombings in Syria. This means that a large majority in the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, is now behind air strikes against ISIS in Syria, AD reports.

Jan 29 13:30

Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine form alliance in response to Russia’s rise

3 countries to launch joint brigade of 4,000 troops. The multinational military unit, with its headquarters in the Polish city of Lublin, is being formed amid concerns over the development of Russia's military might. The three countries signed an agreement in September 2014 in Warsaw to form the so-called LITPOLUKRBRIG (Lithuanian–Polish–Ukrainian Brigade) brigade, which will mainly participate in peacekeeping operations. For Ukraine, the project opens up new possibilities for training troops to the standards of NATO, of which Poland and Lithuania are members. Vladimir Yevseyev, head of the department of Eurasian integration and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization at the CIS Institute, expressed doubts that the brigade would actually get involved in a conflict. “They're not preparing to fight, but to deter the Russian Federation,” Yevseyev said. “Different states are trying to set up joint military forces.

Jan 29 13:15

Poland Apologizes for TV Host's Behavior Towards Medinsky

The Minister of Culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky was interviewed by the famous TV presenter, Maria Prze?omiec. The main topic of conversation was the desecration and destruction of monuments of Soviet soldiers in Poland, and plans to demolish the monument dedicated to General Ivan Chernyakhovsky. "With the cemeteries, clearly, they are entitled to respect. But what about the monuments — why can Russia not understand that for the poles they do not represent liberators, and are imposed on them by power?" — The presenter asked Medinsky. "I'm afraid that if it were not for these 600 thousand Soviet soldiers who died liberating Poland, there would be no Poland and poles today. In Germany they did not imply the existence of the Polish nation or the state", — said the Minister. "What do you think about the monument to General [Chernyakhovsk], who killed the leaders of the Army?" — asked Prze?omiec. "He never killed the leaders of the Army," retorted Medinsky.

Jan 29 13:02

Daesh training camps found in Europe

According to the police, there is a whole training system for terrorists in Europe. Special training camps operate covertly in the guise of religious meetings. The Europol report says that, 'besides training camps in Syria, there are also smaller ones in the EU and the Balkan States. The ISIS recruiters have a possibility to check physical condition and firmness of purpose of those willing to enter the group due to survival techniques training.' Jihadis are taught how to handle weapons and behave oneself during an interrogation. The skills are needed to conduct terror acts at their home countries and abroad. Education is carried out in the guise of religious lessons and the Koran reading. The bases are allegedly located in the Ardennes. About 400 'Jihadi fighters' have already set off to the Middle East from Belgium. More of them are only among the British and German. The Balkans are also reported to have serious problems with their security.

Jan 29 12:14

Why Did EUCOM Update Their Military Strategy?

On Tuesday, January 27th, the European command of the Armed Forces of the United States (EUCOM) provided an updated military strategy in Europe. "Deterring Russian aggression" is a named priority in the document. "Although Russia supports a number of general efforts to combat terrorism and drug trafficking, these measures remain in the shadows of neglect by the Russian Federation of the sovereignty of its European neighbours and the violation of numerous agreements, which require Russia to act within international norms", — the document says. According to EUCOM, the risks from Russia come not only from the East but also in the North. In particular, because of "increasing aggressive behavior and the militarization of the Arctic". "Russia is a serious challenge with our allies and partners in different regions, it is a global problem that requires a global response", — emphasized the updated military strategy.

Jan 29 12:07

Anti NATO Protest in Bulgaria (VIDEO)

On the 28th January, in the Bulgarian capital, about a thousand people took part in a spontaneous protest against lawlessness in the country. National flags, portraits of Bulgarian national heroes as Vasil Levski, Hristo Botev, Ivan Vazov and posters with slogans "NATO get out of our country", "Stop the US occupation," could be seen today outside parliament. Resentment exploded in the last few days due to attempts to rewrite history after Bulgaria remembered the terrible 500 years of Turkish rule. Specifically, it is suggested that slavery under the Turks is called "presence" or even "cooperation" with the Turks, as well as attempts to remove great Bulgarian authors from school textbooks. People rebelled and came out in defense of its history. This attack on the history is considered by many as the dictatorship of the United States, who does not hesitate to openly interfere in the internal politics of the country and to impose their will.

Jan 29 10:55

Yanis Varoufakis: How The Greek People’s Magnificent “No” Became “Yes”

Former Finance Minister of Greece says that on the night of the July 5th referendum he realized that the pressure had gotten to PM Alexis Tsipras, so “I stole into the night and since then, I have been campaigning for that “No”

Jan 29 10:27

GRENADE HURLED AT REFUGEE SHELTER AS 40% OF GERMANS TELL MERKEL TO RESIGN

On Thursday evening we detailed the dramatic increase in Google search queries for gun permits in Germany. Specifically, since January 1, the number of Germans Googling “gun permits” has risen more than 1,000%.

Meanwhile, sales of non-lethal weapons such as tear gas pistols have skyrocketed, as Germans look to protect themselves against what many see as a hostile foreign invasion.

But while most Germans are (for now) content to counter the perceived threat from hostile migrants with non-lethal arms, at least one citizen on Friday decided to deploy a more deadly weapon in the “battle” to preserve German society: a grenade.

“Unknown assailants hurled a hand grenade at a shelter for asylum seekers in southern Germany on Friday but the device did not explode and no one was injured,” AFP reports. “Police in Villingen-Schwenningen said about 20 residents of the shelter were temporarily evacuated but were able to return to their rooms in the early morning hours.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am frankly surprised that the numbers of Germans who want Merkel gone is so low.

My heart goes out both to the innocent refugees, who have done, and are doing nothing wrong, but also to the people in Germany and Europe who have been brutalized, raped, and beaten by some of these people.

This is a huge, and not at all thought out, social experiment gone horribly wrong.

Of course, the logical thing Europe should be doing is telling the US government to stop bombing the countries in the Middle East to control the oil, and the currency in which that oil is sold, which is the reason for this flood of refugees; unfortunately, because it is the logical thing to suggest that the US government do, it will not happen.

Jan 29 09:58

Immigrants Want Cross Removed from Swiss Flag

An immigrant group based in Bern has called for the emblematic white cross to be removed from the Swiss national flag because as a Christian symbol it "no longer corresponds to today's multicultural Switzerland."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bread. Circuses, Banned flags. Banned words. The fall is near!

Jan 29 09:54

Anti NATO Protest in Bulgaria (VIDEO)

On the 28th January, in the Bulgarian capital, about a thousand people took part in a spontaneous protest against lawlessness in the country. People gathered on the square of the National Assembly and literally filled the center of the capital.

National flags, portraits of Bulgarian national heroes as Vasil Levski, Hristo Botev, Ivan Vazov and posters with slogans "NATO get out of our country", "Stop the US occupation," could be seen today outside parliament.

Jan 29 09:53

EU Chief Says Six Out of Ten Migrants Have No Right to Refugee Status

Frans Timmermans, the first vice president of the European Commission, has said that 60 percent of so-called refugees arriving in the EU are economic migrants not fleeing persecution or warzones and are not entitled to asylum.

Jan 29 09:50

REVEALED: Here’s what the EU referendum ballot paper will look like - ready for Brexit?

BREXIT campaigners today welcomed the release of the ballot paper for Britain’s historic EU referendum, as they urged voters to take their “one chance” to cut ties with Brussels.

Jan 29 09:48

NATO’s increased military presence in E. Europe doesn’t mean return to Cold War – Stoltenberg

NATO will continue increasing its presence in Eastern Europe as Russia remains a serious security challenge for the block, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said as he presented his annual report.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"There is no new Cold War. We are calling it the Chilly Confrontation this time!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jan 29 09:47

The Escalating Fight for Poland's Future

The new government in Warsaw is transforming Poland into a nationalist, anti-Western and arch-Catholic country. Now, though, a protest movement is forming, made up of leftist activists, journalists and even a former prime minister.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The key phrase is "anti-Western", which means Poland is now on the US Government's Special high Interest Targets list for bloody regime change.

Jan 29 08:53

Russia and Finland will continue to work on Nord Stream-2 pipeline project — PM

Finland and Russia regard the construction of the Nord Stream-2 pipeline as a purely commercial project and intend to continue to work on it, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said answering a question from TASS at a press conference after talks with his colleague from Finland.
Russian deputy FM says Finland holds no official discussion on joining NATO: "As far as I know, there have been no official debates [on Finland’s accession to NATO]. A public discussion is under way [in Finland]," Titov told journalists. "We know that some kind of reports are in the making for future discussions. But no decisions on the matter have been made. There have even been some statements that the incumbent government will not pass any decisions on this subject," Titov said.

Jan 29 08:36

Swiss government proposes paying everyone £1,700 a month whether they work or not in a bid to end poverty… but insists most people will still want to get a job

Swiss residents are to vote on a countrywide referendum about a radical plan to pay every single adult a guaranteed income of £425 a week (or £1,700 a month).

The plan, proposed by a group of intellectuals, could make the country the first in the world to pay all of its citizens a monthly basic income regardless if they work or not.

Jan 29 08:35

Transdniestria accuses Moldova of tightening border regime for no reason

Citizens who use Russian and Ukrainian passports for foreign trips are facing great problems, Transdniestria’s Foreign Ministry press service said on Wednesday. "Moldovan border guards demand residence permits or foreign passports from these people," the foreign ministry said. Any identity paper issued in Transdniestria is enough to confirm the fact of permanent residence in Transdniestria. Tiraspol regards the Moldovan side’s actions as a direct violation of the agreements reached during negotiations on the settlement in Transdniestria," the foreign ministry said. Most people in Transdniestria have Russian and Ukrainian passports. That allows them to cross the borders of both countries unhindered. The relations between Chisinau and Tiraspol deteriorated last year largely due to the political crisis in Moldova where several governments have changed.

Jan 29 04:03

EU ON BRINK

EU on brink: Germany's biggest bank records shock losses risking economic RUIN of eurozone
GERMANY could force the European Union into ruin after Deutsche Bank's share price plunged following the country's biggest lender's first annual loss since the financial crisis

The German lender posted a full year loss of £5.1 billion (€6.8bn) on Thursday - higher than the expected €6.7bn million.

With losses of €2.1bn in the fourth quarter of 2015-16, fears of the entire eurozone toppling are becoming an increasing reality.

Germany, which has a GDP of $3.4bn is one of the six largest economies in the world and the fate of the eurozone relies heavily on its strong economy.

But it is facing the most difficult start to a year in recent memory. Its own industrial production growth has slipped to ZERO per cent and c

Jan 28 18:01

Brexit vote could turn UK into a 'safe haven' triggering EU disintegration, say Barclays

Britain's exit from EU would open a 'Pandora's Box' in Europe, a threat which has been underestimated by financial markets, warn analysts

Jan 28 10:24

Holland to discuss joining Syria air strikes ‘within days’

The Dutch cabinet will discuss a U.S. request to join coalition air strikes against jihadists in Syria within “the coming days”, Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said, amid speculation a decision may come as early as Friday.

“The cabinet will now decide. We’ll discuss it in the coming days,” Koenders told Dutch news programme Nieuwsuur late Tuesday night.

Late last year the Dutch government received a request from its allies the United States and France to broaden its campaign of air support against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group from Iraq into Syria.

After weeks of dallying, the junior partner in the ruling coalition, the Labour Party (PvdA), Tuesday finally agreed to back an extension of air strikes into Syria, apparently ensuring there is now a parliamentary majority in favor of such a move.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"...political process...", MY ASTROLABE!!!

And Koenders is making this statement 48 hours before the Syrian peace talks are due to begin?!?

I sense very strongly that these talks are being engineered to fail, to open the way for a multi-country attack on the sovereign nation of Syria.

I have learned that in geopolitics, there is no such thing as 'coincidence'.

But the biggest question which needs to be asked under these circumstances, is, just how will Russia respond, should this happen?!?

Remember: Russia was invited by the Syrian government to get rid of ALL jihadists (including those trained and equipped by the US government).

I don't know what odds the bookies in Vegas are making on an explosive, world war generated by the West's and US's actions in Syria, but I would almost be willing to bet they are not terribly badly stacked against this happening.

Jan 28 09:30

Bernard Ingham: One foot in the grave if Britain doesn’t vote to leave EU

I cannot believe that David Cameron is so stupid as to bring politics into further disrepute – after the 1975 referendum kidology – by extolling the virtues of EU membership before he has anything approaching a deal and calling on the might of British industry to say why we should stay in rather than come out.

Jan 28 09:29

EU undemocratic & infested with fraudsters – ex-Thatcher aide

The European Union is futile, corrupt and saturated with fraud, Margaret Thatcher’s former press secretary has said.

Writing in the Yorkshire Post, Sir Bernard Ingham, Thatcher’s longtime trusted press secretary, asked why Britain should cast £12 billion a year down an assorted array of “criminal drains.”

Jan 28 09:25

New Conservative Polish Govt May Be in 'Maidan' Crosshairs

The whole thing could, of course, be received with an ironic smile – on the face of it, it is looking like the ousted political, business and media establishment are getting out of their luxury cars and going into the streets to call for a repeat of Maidan. Doing this, of course, under the alleged banner of ‘restoring democracy’, can be read as an attempt to bring themselves back into power. These calls for the creation of Maidan in Poland and EU intervention in order to ‘restore democracy’ are sown on very fertile ground when it comes to the EU and Germany.

Jan 28 09:19

THE PENTAGON DECLARED THAT RUSSIA IS THE MAIN THREAT IN EUROPE

The United States European Command (EUCOM) said that deterring Russia was its top priority in Europe. This was stated in the new strategy, published on the EUCOM website. The document also says that Russia challenges the US's allies and partners around the world, which is a global problem.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You people in Europe better slap Washington DC up side of the head and tell them to take their war somewhere else.

Jan 28 09:14

Jokes about refugees 'banned' during carnival celebrations

The Austrian Carnival Guild has released a set of guidelines for Fasching, the Catholic carnival celebrations which run up until Lent. Jokes about refugees, foreigners, and minorities are out, as are “hurtful attacks on defenceless people, mockery and malice”.

Jan 27 15:26

Danish 17-year-old girl who used a pepper spray to fight off a rapist near migrant asylum centre is told SHE will be prosecuted for carrying the weapon

A Danish teenager who was sexually assaulted near a migrant asylum centre has been told she will be prosecuted after using pepper spray to fend off her attacker. The 17-year-old told police she was targeted in the coastal town of Sonderborg by an English-speaking man, who knocked her to the ground and tried to undress her. But she managed to prevent the man from attacking her further by spraying the substance at him. However, as it is illegal to use pepper spray, the teenage girl is set to face charges. It is likely she will face a 500 Krone (£50) fine. Local police spokesman Knud Kirsten told TV Syd: 'It is illegal to possess and use pepper spray, so she will likely to be charged for that.'

Jan 27 14:43

ISIS targeting Europe for ‘large-scale Mumbai-style attacks’, EU police chief warns

Islamic State is expanding its activities to a global level, with a particular focus on the European Union, which should be getting ready for a growing number of terror attacks similar to the ones that took place in Paris, the chief of EU police agency Europol said.

Jan 27 14:01

Fortress Europe: Brussels shuts borders and calls for refugee camp for 300,000 to be built in Greece in last-ditch bid to stop a flood of migrants 

Belgium has called for vast refugee camps holding up to 300,000 refugees to be built in Greece in a desperate attempt to stem the flow of migrants from Syria and other nations outside Europe.

At an emergency summit of European leaders yesterday, Belgian migration minister Theo Francken raised the spectre of setting up 'closed facilities' in Greece to be operated by the EU.

Jan 27 13:40

Portugal: Dying country of no future and many pensioners elects new president

The presidential elections in Portugal showed that the population does not believe the parties it represents. The sleepy country of pensioners is dying. This is not a protest electorate - these people need their cup of coffee, their gardens and terraces. Where are new Portuguese politicians? Greece has tried that, and Iceland even managed to leave the crisis behind. Why can't Portugal do the same?

Jan 27 13:38

Giulietto Chiesa: MEPs may be deprived of their viewpoint

Giulietto Chiesa, an Italian journalist and former member of the European Parliament: 'I do not know if it is real, but it is clearly an attempt to impeach the Members of the EU and other national parliaments of their freedom in examining the situation which is going in Ukraine and another countries. I was a member of the European Parliament, and I was expelled by the Estonian state, because they believed that I represented a threat to their national sovereignty and security. Well, it is the same thing. When I was an MP, I went, for instance, to South Ossetia and Georgia without any authorization, because I believed that I was a representative of the European people and I have the right to study the situation around Europe. The PACE wants to deprive the deputies of a possibility to have their own point of view. Ant that is very serious because in Europe the press is very seriously censored. This declaration of a Ukrainian deputy is a clear intimidation.

Jan 27 13:35

Europe to punish MPs for traveling to Crimea and Donbass

Ukrainian MP Georgy Logvinsky stated that the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe intends to introduce penalties for European parliamentarians for their trips to the Crimea and the Donbass. "The PACE has adopted a resolution tha European parliamentarians, regardless of their status, will be responsible for visiting Crimea ... bypassing Ukrainian laws ... I am grateful to all members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, who supported the Ukraine, supported our delegation and voted for our amendment"... PACE representatives had visited the Crimea on the initiative from Swiss MP from the Party of Social Democrats, Andreas Gross, who earlier criticized anti-Russian policies of the West. Russia is not willing to pay its annual fee to the PACE as the organization had deprived Russia of the right to vote. "The PACE has not introduced and can not introduce any penalties for those European MPs who visit the Crimea or the Donbass.

Jan 27 09:16

Outrage in Denmark as 17yo girl faces fine for using pepper spray against sex attacker

A Danish teenager who said she was sexually assaulted now faces a fine for using pepper spray against her attacker. The man who pulled her to the ground and tried to undress her fled the scene without any charges.
The incident took place in the center of the small town of Sonderborg in southern Denmark at about 10 p.m. local time Wednesday. She told police that an English-speaking man knocked her to the ground, tried to unbutton her pants and undress her.

However, she was apparently able to protect herself as she pulled out pepper spray and used it against the man, who escaped the scene and hasn’t been charged.

Police say that the girl may face a fine.

“It is illegal to possess and use pepper spray, so she will likely be charged for that,” local police spokesman Knud Kirsten said, as cited by TV Syd.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

All government has gone insane!

Jan 27 09:08

Migrant crisis RIPS EU apart: Schengen agreement SCRAPPED amid final bid to avert chaos

Ailing Brussels staggered ever closer to its own grave with the announcement the flagship Schengen agreement, for so long thought indispensable, is being shelved because of the refugee chaos.

Jan 27 09:06

'We Got Duped' - Ukrainian Oligarch on EU Association Deal

The EU envisages Ukraine only as a source of raw material and an outlet for European products, including debt - that is, a classic colonial relationship

Jan 27 09:06

Austrian Parents Shocked After Deity Name Switched to Allah in School Song

Parents in an Austrian town are outraged over a word switch in a traditional children’s song, after a teacher thought it appropriate to replace the word “God” with “Allah.”

Jan 27 08:59

Crowding concerns after refugee centre worker fatally stabbed in Sweden

Fifteen-year-old boy arrested after 22-year-old woman killed at home for young asylum seekers in Mölndal

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