Europe

Who provokes, who rules, who benefits?

Erdogan - Euractiv

Turkey, or let us say the Turkish president and the government, continues losing prestige in the West with his aggressive and provocative approach. Zakir Gul Euractiv Zakir Gul asks, is Erdoğan paving the way for a one-man-rule presidency with the upcoming constitutional referendum in Turkey? The tensions started… Who provokes, who… Read More »

Can Europe be saved?

Europe - The Economist

If it is to survive, the European Union must become a lot more flexible The Economist ON MARCH 25th 1957, with the shadow of the second world war still hanging over them, six European countries signed the founding treaty of a new sort of international club. The European Union… Can Europe be… Read More »

His work for peace is what really matters

Martin McGuinness

Derry has been moved by many republican funerals through the decades of strife and conflict, but yesterday’s spectacle was bigger than any one tradition. Michael Cliffor Irish Examiner Martin McGuinness was seen off as a favourite son of this intimate city, rather than a republican leader. Divisions fell away… His work for… Read More »

Greece to Break Off Face-to-Face Review Talks as Issues Persist

Athens Parliament

Greece and the institutions managing its bailout review will break off negotiations in Brussels without having cleared a path to conclude the deliberations that would release needed rescue funds. Marcus Bensasson Bloomberg Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, who was meeting with officials from the euro area and the International Monetary Fund, will return to Athens by Saturday, a Greek government officials said in a text message. The two sides… Greece to Break… Read More »

The West is Becoming Irrelevant, The World is Laughing

West - Global Research

I was recently told by an Asian friend of mine who is working in Paris: “Lately I stopped following almost all that is happening politically in the United States, in the UK and even here in France. It all feels suddenly so irrelevant, a waste of time.” Andre Vltchek Global Research Statements like this would be unimaginable only one decade ago. In the past, what came from Washington and (to a smaller extent) from London was monitored with great attentiveness ... Read More »

Schulz effect faces first major test

BERLIN, GERMANY - MARCH 22: Martin Schulz, chancellor candidate of the German Social Democrats (SPD) holds a speech during a welcome meeting for new SPD members in Berlin on March 22, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. Since Schulz announced his candidacy in January the German Social Democrats (SPD) have seen a surge in new members. (Photo by Steffi Loos/Getty Images)

Observers believe regional elections will show if the former European Parliament president can unseat Merkel. Janosch Delcker Politico BERLIN — When Martin Schulz was named the Social Democratic candidate for chancellor, the party began a stellar ascent in the polls — a phenomenon dubbed the “Schulz effect” in the German capital. This weekend, the… Schulz effect faces… Read More »

The media response to the Westminster attack reflects a divided country

Media - The Guardian

All of us responded to this atrocity in our tribes. We feel emotional, visceral indignation today, but must face the risks with calm reason Polly Toynbee The Guardian Well, how did we do? We knew this… The media response… Read More »

‘High alert is the new normal for America & Europe’

Parliament - RT

When you have an individual, or individuals, hell-bent on becoming a martyr, finding a way to prevent their actions will be exceedingly difficult. RT The terrorists may not succeed, but they will have succeeded in creating the desired effect, which is fear. UK Defense Secretary… ‘High alert is… Read More »

Archaeologists uncover stunning town built by Greeks in Italy 2,500 years ago read

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Palatial building and luxurious imports signal that the Greek founders of Poseidonia in Italy were living high on the hog from pagan… Philippe Bohstrom Haaretz The discovery of a monumental building and priceless ceramics imported from Greece in excavations at Poseidonia shows for the first time how rich its… The founders hailed from… Archaeologists uncover stunning… Read More »

Europe’s future is multi-speed and multi-tier

Europe - The Economist

The EU must embrace greater differentiation or face potential disintegration The Economist IS EUROPE READY to embrace a new model built around not sameness but difference? Although the recent… Europe’s future is… Read More »

London attack: What security chiefs have long been preparing for

London Attack - BBC

The carnage on Westminster Bridge and inside the grounds of Parliament is the attack that security chiefs here in the UK have long been preparing for. Dominic Casciani BBC News Terrorism looks not just to kill and maim – but to create panic and such a sense of disorder that it rocks a city or nation to its foundations. And this attacker… London attack: What… Read More »

The Origin of “Fake News” in Holocaust Denial

Gatestone Institute

“Fake news” has become a subject of real news. Alan M. Dershowitz Gatestone Institute But there’s nothing new about “fake news.” Holocaust deniers have… The Origin of… Read More »

London attack: What we know so far

London Attack - BBC

Five people have died and 40 people have been injured in a terror attack near the Houses of Parliament. BBC News Here is what we know so far. What happened… London attack: What… Read More »

London terrorist attack: Western cities will always be vulnerable to these attacks

attack analysis - ABC

Just when the Western world had absorbed the shock of a truck attack in Berlin in December that claimed 12 lives, it is reminded again of the dangers of “lone-wolf” attacks inspired by Islamic State (IS) that are almost impossible to guard against. Tony Walker ABC When a sole attacker drove randomly across London’s Westminster Bridge towards the Houses of Parliament — one of the most trafficked thoroughfares in the Western world — killing and maiming innocent bystanders, it served ... Read More »

The US + Britain trivialize mainland Europe, NATO and the EU

EU NATO - European Sting

After the insults the German Chancellor Angela Merkel experienced in Washington last week, the Anglo-American duo last Tuesday orchestrated new assaults on mainland Europe. Dennis Kefalakos European Sting It’s not only the outrageous option of the no-deal Brexit, which gains momentum in London, possibly being encouraged by Washington. It’s also a… The US + Britain… Read More »

The most dangerous ally

Daily Sabah

It’s funny to see the efforts of certain figures in Western media to ‘evidently’ portray Turkey as the most dangerous ally in international relations Hakki Ocal Daily Sabah Christopher Dickey, the world news editor of the Daily Beast website, thinks that the U.S. administration should remove the estimated 50-90 thermo-nuclear weapons from Incirlik Air Base because Turkey has become the most… The most dangerous… Read More »