Tag Archives: Europe

Germany: 4 Suspected Neo-Nazi Terrorists Charged With Planning To Blow Up Refugee Shelter By
Prosecutors in Germany have charged four suspected neo-Nazi terrorists with planning to use explosives to attack a refugee shelter. The three men and a woman were also charged with establishing the terror organisation – known as...
Europe, Sympathetic To Iran, Slams Saudi Executions By
Historically cozy US-Saudi relations have kept the Obama Administration relatively quiet on the weekend Saudi execution of a top Shi’ite cleric, a move that US officials warned them against and which they did anyhow. Europe, however, is showing a lot less willingness...
EU Considers ‘Europe-Wide CIA’ After Paris Attacks By
A European equivalent of the CIA could be founded to bring together 28 member states’ intelligence following the Paris attacks. Numerous failings have been identified since the massacres that killed 130 people a week ago today, driving calls from the European Commission...
Valletta Summit Highlights Discrepancies In EU, African Priorities On Refugee Crisis By
VALLETTA, Malta — The clamor for gas and oil by Western nations, in particular NATO’s destruction of Libya and Syria for access to those resources, has given rise to the largest refugee crisis since World War II, with more than one million refugees from war-torn...
Protests Erupt In As ‘Fortress Europe’ Rises To Replace Open Borders By
Protests have erupted near the Hungarian border with Serbia on Tuesday after the right-wing government of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán fulfilled its promises to close Hungary’s borders and treat refugees attempting to cross into the country as criminals. After...
The Transatlantic Rift: Is US-Euro Relationship Showing Signs Of Strain? By
The West’s historical role in setting global trends and driving international norms is at threat due to a rift in the relationship between the US and Europe, with the rise of new of new powers like China and Brazil creating a more competitive international environment,...
As Refugee Numbers Rise In Europe So Do Anti-Immigrant Tensions By
A diplomatic source has told Italian newspaper, Corriere della sera, that both Merkel and Hollande are aware that “Europe is facing its biggest emergency in 50 years”, regarding the number of people needing to be re-settled in the EU. The source suggests that...
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 [$990] per month,” Nitodas told MintPress...
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...