Tag Archives: Europe

The Politics Of Punishment: Greece Is Being Destroyed By Europe And Austerity Orthodoxy By
WASHINGTON — All the news coming out of Greece is bad, says Giannis Nitodas, who left his home in Chios, Greece, amid the mounting pressures of austerity measures that continue to crush the Greek economy. “I was paid €900...
Obama Signs Anti-BDS Law Attached To Fast Track Bill By
WASHINGTON — After a grueling legislative battle, US President Barack Obama signed into law a controversial trade measure that also contains landmark legislation combating the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement in Europe. The broader legislation faced an...
European Parliament Debates Letting Individual Countries Ban GMOs By
BRUSSELS — The European Parliament is debating a law which would allow individual countries in the European Union to ban genetically modified organisms, but opponents of GMOs and lawmakers both seem unhappy with the plan. GMOs already face a difficult time reaching...
Anti-semitism, Islamophobia On The Rise In Europe By
There has been a steep increase in anti-Semitic and Islamophobic acts, online hate speech and xenophobic political discourse during 2014 in Europe, according to the Council of Europe’s Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI). The findings were made in the commission’s...
Famous Rothschild Banking Dynasty Facing Fraud Charges In France By
NORMANDY — One of Europe’s wealthiest bankers faces questioning for fraud in France as part of a years-long case that accuses him of defrauding retirees. Baron David de Rothschild, one of the wealthy members of the famous Rothschild banking dynasty, was indicted...
Poll: Most Germans Believe The US Doesn’t Respect Freedom By
More than half of Germans (53 percent) said they did not believe the United States government respects the personal freedoms of its people, according to a Pew Research Center report published on Tuesday. Forty-three percent of Germans said they thought the US government...
2011 NATO Destruction Of Libya Has Increased Terrorism Across Region By
A revolutionary forces commander, Wajdi Badri, right, stands next to a pre-Gadhafi flag as he celebrates the new take over of the western main square in Sirte, Libya, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011.  The general commanding NATO’s mission in Libya said at the time that isolated...
While Europe Wrestles With Migrant Issue, A Vigil Is Held In Malta By
A woman lays a candle  by the sea during a candle light vigil in Sliema, in the outskirts of Valletta, Malta, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. A smuggler’s boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off the coast of Libya on Saturday as rescuers approached, causing...
The Staggering Size Of The Syrian Refugee Crisis Threatens Aid Efforts By
Italian Coast Guard officers and holiday-makers help migrants to get off a boat near Siracusa, Italy. Over 900 migrants drowned in April in what may have been the deadliest incident ever for refugees attempting to arrive in Europe. Yet this tragedy reflects only a tiny...
Why Are Europeans Waging Jihad In Syria? By
BRUSSELS, Belgium — A man looks deep into the camera and pleads, in Arabic: “You, there in Europe, watching this video. I’m calling you.” With urgency in his voice, he refers to children being murdered and women being raped at the hands of the enemy. “We...