Tag Archives: Europe

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...
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...
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...