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Jun 12 09:15

Insane video of LARGE HAIL in Germany

Jun 10 07:54

PRIME MINISTER OF POLAND SIGNS GLOBAL APPEAL TO STOP 5G TELECOMMUNICATIONS TRANSMISSION

SOURCE: GLOBALRESEARCH.CA
In what is surely an unprecedented and groundbreaking action, the Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki, has personally backed an International Appeal to stop the controversial roll-out of 5G electromagnetic microwave telecommunication transmissions.

5G, a new millimetre band frequency range being introduced by the telecommunications industry worldwide, has been identified by over 2,000 scientists and 1,400 medical doctors from all over the world, as presenting a direct threat to human health, as well as to animal, insect and plant life.

There have been no safety tests carried out to ensure its safety, in spite of the fact that 5G operates at between 10 and 100 times higher frequencies than current 3 and 4G cell phone tower transmitters.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

My first question has to be, who paid for these studies?!?

And do they profit from allowing this technology to become commonplace, in the countries which may embrace it?!?

Jun 09 19:15

Something Huge Just Happened In Europe

Jun 09 09:33

The European elections brought no change for the Middle East

At the end of May, almost 500 million citizens across the European Union voted for Members of the European Parliament to represent them over the next five years, shaping the political orientation of the EU for the immediate future. While the results reflect voters’ desire for some real change, they brought no change for the Middle East.

The results triggered mixed reactions and interpretations, but it is obvious that European voters turned their backs on parties which have dominated EU institutions for a decade. Instead, they supported smaller candidates from Green, Liberal and Nationalist parties.

Europe has been largely absent from the Middle East for years, as it has been preoccupied with its own problems, from the 2008 financial crisis through migrant issues and now Brexit. The outcome of the elections is a divisive parliament, suggesting that one can expect a sense of déjà vu with Europe fighting internal battles and largely neglecting issues affecting its near neighbours.

Jun 07 08:54

Election? What Election? EU Elite Will Censor Their Way Out of This Mess (or Die Trying)

The neoliberal establishment is wringing its hands in the wake of European elections that proved a resounding victory for populist parties across the continent, casting around for someone to blame but utterly incapable of realizing their own interference has doomed them. Doubling down on the censorship, they are determined to provoke the catastrophe they need to make free speech history.

The NGO-industrial complex was operating at maximum capacity in the weeks leading up to the election, shutting down hundreds of Facebook pages deemed “fake” or “hate speech” in the hope of controlling the messages reaching voters before they made the terrible mistake of voting for a candidate who represents their interests.

Jun 07 08:22

Trump Brands NATO Chief His ‘Biggest Fan’, Reveals Merkel Laughed Over Defence Spending

During his trip to the UK, where he took part in D-Day commemoration events and met European leaders, the US president sat down with Fox News to debunk critics who predicted his international policy would mean failure, NATO’s fracture, and the isolation of the US.

US President Donald Trump has denounced critics of his NATO policy, saying while the alliance “was going down” over the last 15 years, it is “like a rocket ship up” now. According to the US commander-in-chief’s interview with Fox News, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg sided with him.

Jun 07 08:20

Danish Stand on Nord Stream 2 Contradicts European Laws - Schroeder

Denmark puts at risk timely completion of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline for delivering Russian gas to Europe, and Danish policy contradicts European laws, Gerhard Schroeder, the former German chancellor and the head of Nord Stream 2 operator's board of directors, said on Friday.

"Nord Stream 2 could be put into operation in the end of the year already in order to ensure safe deliveries of natural gas to Europe. However, there is a problem. For many months already, Danish policy has been putting at risk timely completion of the project", Schroeder said at a business breakfast dedicated to Nord Stream 2, held at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).

Jun 07 08:08

UKRAINE'S NEW PRESIDENT COMMITS TO EU, NATO MEMBERSHIP

SOURCE: DW
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy intends to keep Ukraine "on the path of European and Euro-Atlantic integration." He also said he is ready to negotiate with Russia to end the war in Eastern Ukraine.

'Ukraine's strategic course remains unchanged'

During his visit to Brussels on Tuesday, newly elected Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said his country still aspires to being a member of both the European Union and the NATO military alliance and that he is open to peace talks with Russia.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg had been waiting to hear the foreign policy aims of the former comedian, who was sworn in as Ukraine's president last month.

What Zelenskiy said:

His government intends to keep Ukraine "on its strategic course ... to achieve fully-fledged membership in the EU and NATO." Membership of both entities "is the priority of our foreign policy."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Zelenskiy understands that he is walking a geopolitical tightrope, very much without a net, because his reaching out to Russia may cause NATO to spurn his desire to join it.

But IF he can work on these two objectives together, and better the lives of working Ukrainians, he will become a hero to his people; I, for one, hope that he can achieve this, and get rid of the wretched corruption, instigated and encouraged, by his predecessor, President Poroshenko (President Obama's and Victoria Nuland's "golden boy"), so that the nation can become functional again.

My fingers are crossed for this guy, that he is able to do what his country wants him to do, by "hiring" him as their President through the electoral process.

Jun 07 08:02

Brace for Impact: Italy Poised to Launch Euro Parallel Currency

A euro crisis has been brewing for years.

Eurozone officials and the ECB have long held the upper hand vs individual countries like Greece and Portugal.

However, Italy now has the upper hand, if it chooses to wage war.

Jun 07 08:02

EU representatives approve decision to prolong sanctions against Russia over Crimea

Permanent representatives of EU member states have approved the prolongations of sanctions against Moscow over Crimea’s reunification with Russia, Bloomberg reported Wednesday, citing its sources.

If the decision is finally approved by the EU, the sanctions will be effective till June 23, 2020. The sanctions were initially imposed on Russia in 2014.

Jun 07 07:40

THE LONG ARM OF THE BILDERBERG GROUP. CREATED BY THE CIA AND MI6

The most important “personalities” participating this year, as usual, were those of the USA;

Clubs, Cartels and Bilderberg
Henry Kissinger, “historical figure” of the Group, closely linked to the late David Rockefeller (image right, died in 2017) who was founder of The Bilderberg and the Trilateral Commission:

Mike Pompeo, ex-head of the CIA and currently US Secretary of State[2];

General David Petraeus, ex-head of the CIA[3];

Jared Kushner, advisor (and son-in-law) of President Trump for the Middle East, and intimate friend of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Following on, Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General of NATO, who received a second mandate for services rendered to the USA.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

You need to look very closely, at the statement from Henry Kissinger, one of the "dark, overlord princes" of this confab, who saw war as a way to fix anything which had gone wrong, or could possibly go wrong:

"Control oil, and you will control the world; control food, and you control people!!"

Then you look at the presidencies of Bush; Obama; and Trump, and you see how transparently this has translated into wars for resources, to which the US has absolutely no moral right.

So let me see if I have understood this correctly; regime change; occupation; and the selling of oil only in US petrodollars.

This policy... has become the despicable, unholy trinity, which moves American foreign policy forward.

And in terms of food, not being GMO?!? You can clearly see that this battle has been brewing for a long time, and at least, at this moment, it appears that the non-GMO proponents, have had some small victories; but not nearly enough to feed the US in the future, coupled with catastrophic floods, which means acreage which used to see the planting of crops right now, cannot be planted.

And folks, if you do not have a freezer right now, talk to your family, and neighbors; getting a freezer, and filling it with non-GMO food, might not be a bad idea. Mike and I went to the local grocery store last week, and the "sticker shock" was pretty amazing.

I swear, we weren't buying either caviar or champagne :-)

But seriously, you need to protect yourselves against the time when the excrement hits the ventilation system, in all possible ways. That means, potable water, storable food, and whatever medications are necessary, for you, your family, and for your pets.

The Mormon Church, does excellent work in this area, and urges their believers to be self-reliant on the issues of food. The following link may be helpful, if you have never considered doing it before:

Later Day Saints: Food Storage

Jun 07 07:01

Russia to launch Nord Stream 2 despite Danish hurdles & US threats to derail project

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said Denmark would eventually provide the necessary permits for completing the gas pipeline from Russia to Europe despite aggressive US attempts to block the project.

The undersea pipeline passes through the territorial waters of Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, and Germany. Only Danish authorities have yet to allow the pipeline in its territorial waters.

The project is being implemented under an avalanche of criticism from Washington.

Jun 06 11:01

Swedish Gov't Intends to Ban Religious Schools, Except Jewish

In an interview with the Christian newspaper Dagen, Ekström suggested that religious charter schools were “bad for society” and that stopping them was a matter of integration.

However, there may be one notable exception. Jewish schools are to be exempted from the ban, fellow Social Democrat Civilian Minister Ardalan Shekarabi assured following the criticism from the Jewish Central Council.

“There are special rules for the minorities we have in Sweden. The Jewish minority is protected in that legislation and this means that they will be able to maintain their structure with special training,” Shekarabi was quoted as saying by Aftonbladet daily.

Jun 05 11:30

"My Bank In Denmark Just Offered Me A Negative Rate Of Interest To Borrow Money"

Authored by Alex Moneton via SovereignMan.com,

Yesterday I called my bank in Denmark, Nordea, and couldn’t believe what they told me...

They offered to lend me money at MINUS 0.12% for a ten-year mortgage.

In other words, the bank would PAY ME to take out a loan.

Of course, as a Sovereign Man editor, I’ve written a lot about negative interest rates. But most of these cases were always reserved for big banks or institutions.

That no longer seems to be the case…

Now, negative interest rates ARE the norm. Thousands, if not tens of thousands of Danes will go out and take out mortgages that will pay themevery month.

This is completely mind-boggling to me. But it just highlights how broken the financial system really is.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Absoflippinglutely unbelievable.

Jun 05 08:26

The Center Isn't Holding In Europe

If there is one big takeaway from the recent European Parliamentary elections it is that centrist parties which stand for nothing in particular represent a lot fewer people. From both the ‘left’ and the ‘right’ the center lost ground across Europe.

The Euroskeptics got a lot of press in the run up to these elections and the final result was pretty much in line with expectations, with a couple of exceptions. The pro-EU left lost a lot more ground in Sweden than expected but the Dutch People’s Party were rejected thoroughly in the Netherlands.

Otherwise the polls were mostly in line with the results. And while the early spin tried to put a brave face on results in the U.K. and France Marine Le Pen outpolling sitting president Emmanuel Macron just two years after he beat her in the presidential election is notable.

Jun 04 10:31

Mette Frederiksen: the anti-immigration left leader set to win power in Denmark

She marked her return on Facebook, with a video straight out of a Quentin Tarantino film, buttoning her jacket, arranging her hair and slipping on stiletto heels to heavy metal music. “I’m ready again,” she declared to camera. “Let’s get this bus rolling.”

Mette Frederiksen, leader of Denmark’s opposition Social Democrats, was in hospital with food poisoning when the prime minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, called a general election last week, and was two days late joining the campaign.

But the 41-year-old has all the momentum, with her left-of-centre bloc starting with an eight percentage point lead, and few doubting that she will become Denmark’s youngest-ever prime minister after the election on 5 June.

Jun 04 10:22

EU defense plan has US up in arms – report

As the European Union moves towards building a common military, the US has reportedly threatened to leave its allies in a lurch if Brussels continues to insist on cutting US weapons makers out of the bargain.

Jun 04 08:42

EU rewards Israel for selling classrooms donated to Palestinians

Israel’s brazenness generated consternation on social media. Even the EU’s foreign policy spokesperson Maja Kocijan?i? tweeted that the decision was “incredible.”

But when Kocijan?i? delivered the EU’s official response at a press briefing on Monday, she indicated that it would be business as usual: Israel can do as it likes and the EU will take it lying down.

Jun 04 08:17

Intellectual Dark Web Founder Eric Weinstein Turns On Jordan Peterson For Meeting With Viktor Orban

Intellectual Dark Web founder Eric Weinstein threw a fit Sunday on Twitter after learning that Jordan Peterson met with Hungary's hugely popular nationalist prime minister Viktor Orban.

Jun 03 18:13

Landscape after EU elections

Jun 03 10:11

EU angered by Israeli theft, resell of aid for Palestinian schoolchildren

The European Union on Friday criticised Israel over plans to sell aid given to Bedouin villages in the occupied West Bank which was seized by Israeli authorities.

The tents and other humanitarian structures will be put up for auction within days by COGAT, the Israel defence ministry unit which oversees civilian activities in the Palestinian territories, according to the EU's spokesman in Jerusalem.

The supplies include "two school structures that had been consigned to Ibziq community; and two tents and three metal sheds to the al-Hadidiya community", Shadi Othman said in a statement.

Jun 03 09:21

The Welfare State is Tearing Sweden Apart

Jun 03 08:44

US Hits EU With Ultimatum to Save Close Ties to American Arms Industry - Report

The Western alliance has come under increasing strain in recent years amid President Trump's insistence that NATO's European members commit more to defence spending, and reports that the president has repeatedly raised the issue of withdrawing Washington from the bloc.

The Trump administration has presented America's European allies with an "ultimatum" demanding that the countries make changes to their defence policy to ensure that Europe remains closely linked to US defence manufacturers in the creation of new arms, El Pais has reported, citing documents from a meeting in Washington, DC on 22 May between US officials and members of the EU's Political & Security Committee.

According to the Spanish newspaper, US officials warned their EU counterparts that they may be left alone in the face of threats, supposedly including Russia, if Brussels rejected the US defence companies' participation in the creation of new weapons systems.

Jun 02 09:48

EU condemns new Israeli settlements in East Jeruslaem as 'illegal'

The European Union has condemned Israeli plans to build illegal housing units in occupied East Jerusalem.

The plans, which were announced on Wednesday by Israel's housing ministry, include the construction of 805 housing units in Jewish neighbourhoods in the city's east, which was occupied by Israel in 1967.

In a statement released Saturday, the EU said it is "strongly opposed to Israel's settlement policy, including in East Jerusalem, which is illegal under international law and an obstacle to peace".

"The policy of settlement construction and expansion in East Jerusalem continues to undermine the possibility of a viable two-state solution with Jerusalem as the future capital of both states, which is the only realistic way to achieve a just and lasting peace.

Jun 02 08:48

Hungary: The EU has provided 2 million migrants with unlawful cash cards worth 1.55 billion euros in an effort to legalise illegal migration

“Over two million migrants have received anonymous debit cards. The equivalent of 500 billion forints (1.55 bn euros) has been spent in this manner”, Chief Security Advisor to the Prime Minister György Bakondi said on Hungarian M1 television.

Mr. Bakondi said that the cards are unlawful, because European citizens cannot own anonymous banking cards, they cannot be monitored, and no public procurement procedure was launched for their issuing.

May 31 10:04

EU news: Orban vows to quit Juncker’s EPP unless Hungarian PM handed big role | World | News

The Hungarian Prime Minister has warned his Fidesz party could join another European Parliament bloc if the centre-right grouping does not line up with national interests. Mr Orban’s Fidesz were suspended from the EPP, the Parliament’s largest group, in March after complaints over the rule of law, media freedom and rights of minorities in Hungary. And the rift looks set to continue, with the Hungarian leader yet to commit to rejoining the bloc going forward.

He said: “We are members of the EPP right now and we will see which direction the EPP goes. Whether we can influence it and whether it is in line with the interests of Hungary and the Hungarian people.

“If yes, then we will stay, if not, we will sit in a new formation.”

May 31 09:50

Finland Intends to Put Electronic 'Fetters' on Illegal Migrants

At present, the number of illegal migrants defying Finnish rejections to their asylum application and even deportation rulings is estimated to hover at several thousand.

Finland may put electronic footwear on immigrants who have had their asylum applications rejected, the Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat reported.

If passed, the law will generally apply to immigrants, but especially to those who have received negative decisions on their asylum applications. The idea of electronic footwear, in Scandinavia known as “electronic fetters”, is to serve as an alternative to putting all illegal immigrants in physical custody, an option reserved for individuals deemed dangerous to the public. The Aliens Act lists several conditions for detention, including risk of escape, suspicion of crime or a threat to national security. With footwear in place, the authorities will still be able to keep track of them.

May 31 09:33

‘Donald Trump is going to heaven’: Irish priest backs US president ahead of visit

US President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit his five star hotel and golf course in Ireland next week amid protests. However, the local parish priest believes Trump will not only be welcome in Doonbeg, Ireland, but in heaven.

“Leave us alone” was Doonbeg priest Joe Haugh's message to any protesters thinking of making an appearance at Trump's arrival at his golf course in county Clare next Wednesday.

May 30 11:42

Catalan independence leader 'BLOCKED' from EU Parliament despite winning MEP election

CATALAN independence leader Carles Puigdemont was blocked entering the European Parliament despite being elected as an MEP last weekend.

May 30 11:38

EU SHOCK: How Tony Blair was PAID by EU before helping to DOUBLE UK's budget contribution

TONY BLAIR received a financial reward of around £3,000 from the EU in recognition for his services to European integration just years before he helped to double Britain’s contributions to the bloc budget, unearthed reports reveal.

May 30 10:12

Gold Investment In Switzerland Remains Very Popular

Switzerland has the second-highest per capita gold demand in the world, a significant over-the-counter gold trading market and is home to the some of the world’s largest, most technologically advanced gold refiners. And the Swiss central bank holds a lot of gold too – 1,040t all told – the eighth largest central bank gold holding in the world.

May 30 09:36

EU Delayed Nord Stream 2 Completion so Come New Year’s 2020 Say Hello to Catastrophic Gas Shortages

This is hilarious. EU sabotaged the North Stream so that its completion before 2020 is now highly doubtful. However come 2020 Russia will cease all gas transit to Europe over Ukraine, whether Nord Stream 2 is ready or not.

May 30 09:34

Ex-Austrian Chancellor Kurz May Come Out as Clear Winner in Snap Vote - Analysts

Sebastian Kurz could make a comeback in Austria's September snap vote after being removed as chancellor on 28 May, said Bill Ravotti, moderator of the V4 Report, and EU expert Klaus Jurgens, commenting on the balance of power in the country following the scandalous Ibiza video release.

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has been removed from office with the right-wing Freedom Party (FPO), his former ally, and the opposition Social Democrats (SPO) backing a no-confidence vote.

The move followed a scandal involving former Vice Chancellor and FPO leader Heinz-Christian Strache who was caught on camera discussing a controversial "deal" with an alleged "wealthy Russian woman" in Ibiza in 2017. Later, Strache said the woman was actually a Russian-speaking Latvian citizen, while Austrian Kronen Zeitung reported, citing unnamed sources, that she was actually a Bosnian student, with no confirmation following.

May 30 09:26

Serbs protests against police actions in northern Kosovo

Many people have come out to protest in the central square of Kosovska Mitrovica in the north of unrecognized Kosovo, the Serbian news agency Tanjug reported on Wednesday.

According to the agency’s information, the rally started at noon, local time, mayor Goran Rakic addressed the protesters, calling on them to keep calm and stay patient. "I ask you to resist provocations prepared in the Western kitchens. As long as Serbs remain in Kosovo and Metohija, it will be both Serbian and ours," he said.

Rakic also said that three women were arrested on Tuesday in the Kosovo police operation. Their whereabouts are still unknown. The politician pointed out that a crisis office is constantly monitoring Pristina’s actions to react to the situation in Kosovska Mitrovica in a timely manner.

May 30 09:25

Serbian troops on 'combat alert' after arrests by Kosovo police

Serbia put its troops on "combat alert" after heavily armed Kosovo police entered Serb-populated regions and made nearly two dozen arrests over alleged corruption on Tuesday.

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj confirmed the police action, saying on Twitter an "anti-smuggling and organised crime operation" was under way in northern Kosovo, which declared independence from Belgrade in 2008 after a bloody 1998-99 war that ended only after NATO intervention.

Serbia does not recognise Kosovo's 2008 independence declaration.

Serbian state TV reported shots were heard and tear gas was fired as Kosovo's special police "burst" into several northern villages and the town Mitrovica with armoured vehicles early in the morning.

May 30 06:30

The Welfare State is Tearing Sweden Apart

May 29 12:10

Euroskeptics' EU Parl't Gains to Serve as Foundation for a Strong Faction - AfD

The surge of right-wing parties in the European Parliament elections will enable them to form a strong "patriotic faction," Joerg Meuthen, the federal spokesman for the euroskeptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) political party and its lead candidate in the vote, said.

"The victory of the 'populist' parties in most European countries will enable us to form a strong patriotic faction in the EU Parliament. We should reach 25 percent of the total number of MEPs [members of parliament]," the politician said, commenting on the election results.

May 29 12:10

Eurocrats, Soros' Allies to Try to Thwart Salvini's New Right-Wing Bloc

The victory of the right-wing parties in Italy, France and the UK is just the first step towards changing EU rules and policies, according to Italian journalist Daniele Pozzati, who shared his vision on opportunities and obstacles in the way of the political right in the European Parliament.

"A new Europe has been born, founded on work, freedom, people and rights," Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini stated following the League's Sunday victory in the European Parliament elections in Italy.

Commenting on Salvini's aspirations, Politico argued that the League's victory is "likely to have more impact at home than in Brussels".

May 29 12:01

German Ex-Spy Chief: Mossad Behind Video Leak That Led to Austria Gov't Collapse

Austrian politics has been rocked by "Ibiza-gate" allegations that the country's vice chancellor was discussing the possibility of a foreign citizen investing into a local newspaper in exchange for favourable media coverage.

Rudolf Adam, a former diplomat and deputy head of Germany's Federal Intelligence Service, claims that the scandal that turned Austria's politics upside down was orchestrated by Israeli secret services.

Writing for the political magazine Cicero, Adam argues that the plan to bring down Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache with an explosive video leak was unlikely to have been hatched by the United States, which is currently "fully occupied with Korea, Iran and China".

Nor could be Russia behind the "political assassination", as Adam puts it, given that the now-former vice chancellor had been advocating closer ties with Moscow.

May 29 12:00

European leaders will delay Brexit AGAIN and AGAIN to avoid getting the blame for a No Deal if Boris Johnson or Dominic Raab try to tear up the withdrawal agreement

Brussels will fight any attempts by Britain to leave with No Deal by trying to force multiple Brexit delays on the UK, it was claimed today.

The EU is said to be preparing to extend Article 50 more than once if the new Tory leader tears up Theresa May's deal with the bloc.

Candidates Boris Johnson, Dominic Raab, Andrea Leadsom and Esther McVey have all said that they would pull Britain out with No Deal unless the EU rips the Irish Backstop from Mrs May's Withdrawal Agreement.

But Eurocrats are ready to shove Britain 'back to the wall' - and delay Brexit after October 31 - if a hard Brexiteer takes over as Prime Minister.

A source told The Sun: 'The new Prime Minister doesn't have any ownership of the deal so the withdrawal agreement seems to be off the table. But similarly No Deal is off the table - the only solution is extensions until something changes in the UK'.

May 29 12:00

EUROPHILE SUPERGROUPS LOSE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT MAJORITY FOR FIRST TIME EVER

The final results of the EU elections are still trickling in, however the overall picture is pretty clear already. Eurofederalists have lost ground although they still outnumber Eurosceptics. Incredibly, it’s the first time ever in the European Parliament’s 40-year history that the giant Europhile EPP (Christian Democrat) and S&D (Socialist) blocks haven’t had a majority between them. However the equally Europhile ALDE group has 115 MEPs to throw into the mix now so the EU Parliament can continue its rubber stamping untroubled…

May 29 10:51

KOSOVO FORCES RAIDS IN SERB-MAJORITY AREAS SPARK NEW ROUND OF TENSIONS IN BALKANS

On May 28, Kosovo Police’s Regional Operational Support Unit (ROSU) carried out mass raids in areas of compact settlement of ethnic Serbs in the northwestern part of the breakaway region. ROSU units, reportedly supported by over 70 vehicles, detained more than a dozen ethnic Serbs, mostly persons influential in the local community. Besides this, the ROSU briefly detained and beat a Russian member of the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo.

The targeted area is 90 percent populated by Serbs, who refuse to be part of the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo.

ROSU actions faced resistance from the local population. According to the Kosovo side, at least two police officers were injured. Several media outlets also reported gunfire, but no details of the supposed live fire usage have appeared so far.

May 28 11:38

Where do the elections leave Europe's nationalists?

It had been portrayed as a day of reckoning between pro-European and anti-European forces - between those who want greater integration, and those who want to retreat into their nation states.

The European Parliament election results, however, tell the story of a much more fragmented European Union, where mainstream parties on both the left and the right are losing voters' confidence - a trend that reflects European national politics in the past few years.

Nationalist parties took home impressive results in countries such as Italy, France, Belgium, Hungary and Poland.

"The result was mixed for nationalists as they are for other forces," Doru Frantescu, CEO of Brussels-based think-tank Votewatch Europe, told Al Jazeera.

May 28 11:38

Europe's leading parties lick wounds after bruising election

In Europe's powerhouses, supporters of mainstream parties have woken to a bruising defeat and are carefully considering their future.

More than 400 million Europeans in 28 member states including Brexiting Britain had been asked to cast a vote for a renewed five-year term of the European Union's only directly elected body, the European Parliament.

Germany's governing parties were dealt their worst results for 70 years, with Chancellor Angela Merkel's centre-right Union bloc taking just 28.9 percent of the vote (down from 35.4 percent five years ago) and their Social Democrat allies receiving just 15.8 percent (down from 27.3 pecent in 2014).

In France, President Emmanuel Macron has faced calls to dissolve parliament after the far right stormed to victory in the European Parliament elections. The results did not trigger "a national crisis", a government spokesperson told BFM TV, and Prime Minister Edouard Philippe "has all the confidence of the president".

May 28 10:37

EU election results show people are ‘fed up with fake democracy’

Anti-establishment forces had major gains in the EU elections because voters are tired of parties refusing to challenge Brussels, analysts told RT, saying the results also show that migration is still a top issue.
Euroskeptic parties made considerable gains in the European Parliament elections, leaving the bloc’s establishment parties badly battered and searching for answers. Ultimately, analysts told RT, it illustrates how Europeans have run out of patience for politics as usual.

In the past, whenever the EU found itself in trouble, Brussels would always remedy the crisis by calling for more European integration, Dr. Werner Patzelt, a political science professor at the Technical University of Dresden, noted. And until now, Brussels always got its way.

“This time it was different,” Patzelt told RT.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is a turning point for the EU; I hope their leadership absorbs the true meaning of this vote.

May 28 10:29

'Troubled times': what European papers say about the election results

Many European newspapers have focused on the strong showing of far-right parties across the continent in the parliamentary elections.

In France, where Marine Le Pen’s National Rally has beaten Emmanuel Macron’s centrist grouping, Le Monde says: “The extreme right comes first in France, Italy and the UK”. Le Figaro says “Macron sets up duel with Le Pen” after the the president’s group won 22.5% compared with Le Pen’s 23.5% in France.

Suddeutsche Zeitung leads its e-paper with the headline: “Greens are second biggest party for the first time” in Germany, while also looking at losses for the centre-right CDU and the socialist SPD. The parties are facing “troubled times”, it says.

It also looks at the wider European trend, however, and how populists and nationalists have gained ground in Poland, Italy and the UK. It says the main takeaways from the elections are “losses for the centrist parties, success for Eurosceptics and an increased turnout”.

May 28 10:28

EU DECEPTION? How Edward Heath was 'given £1.5MILLION before taking Britain into bloc'

EDWARD HEATH has not only been accused of lying to the electorate when he took Britain into the bloc but, according to newly-resurfaced reports, the former Prime Minister also received a financial reward that would be the equivalent of £1.5million before he signed away British sovereignty.

May 28 10:22

Why is BREXIT Important to USA?

May 28 10:16

BREXIT BACKLASH: Andrew Neil hits out at ‘DODGY’ BBC poll showing REMAIN victory

The BBC presenter hit out at the broadcaster after they published a graphic claiming Remainers won the European elections. In its analysis, the BBC grouped the total votes gained by Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party and the Ukip, 34.9 percent, labelling them a “Pro-Brexit” group. They then gathered the votes obtained by Lib Dems, Greens, SNP, Change UK and Plaid Cymru, parties which have campaigned in favour of a second referendum, under the label “anti-Brexit”, and found they won 40.4 percent, almost six percent more than the parties they labelled Brexiteer.

May 28 10:08

German Ex-Spy Chief: Mossad Behind Video Leak That Led to Austria Gov't Collapse

Austrian politics has been rocked by "Ibiza-gate" allegations that the country's vice chancellor was discussing the possibility of a foreign citizen investing into a local newspaper in exchange for favourable media coverage.

Rudolf Adam, a former diplomat and deputy head of Germany's Federal Intelligence Service, claims that the scandal that turned Austria's politics upside down was orchestrated by Israeli secret services.

Writing for the political magazine Cicero, Adam argues that the plan to bring down Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache with an explosive video leak was unlikely to have been hatched by the United States, which is currently "fully occupied with Korea, Iran and China".

Nor could be Russia behind the "political assassination", as Adam puts it, given that the now-former vice chancellor had been advocating closer ties with Moscow.

May 28 09:38

EU vote results are the most dramatic upheaval in European politics in 40 years

The results of the European Union election are the most dramatic upheaval in the politics of Europe since the first European Parliament elections 40 years ago.

Across Europe, we have seen a surge of support for the parties of the far-right, but also for the Greens. The moderate conservative and social democrats, who have dominated this parliament for 40 years, have seen their votes slump more dramatically than they feared.

This is clearly going to make for a difficult European parliament with little prospect of cross-party agreements or a consensus emerging about the way to take Europe forward.

May 28 09:36

Spain’s capitulation: Seville will have its first mosque in 700 years after the Reconquista

Seville, a city with a deeply Catholic tradition, will have its first mosque in 700 years, Defend Europa reports.

The southern Spanish city has an interesting history, with important and curious events. This event, however, has gone unnoticed by the majority of Spaniards and Sevillians, as well as most of the media.

Perhaps in the eyes of Sevillians, it is considered part of the “innocent” game called multiculturalism.

Nine years ago, there was an attempt to put a mosque in the Sevillian neighbourhood of San Jerónimo. The response of the neighbours was blunt:

NO!

May 28 09:35

Hungary Vows to Fight EU Mass Migration Agenda After Huge Election Win

Budapest has vowed to ‘keep Hungary Hungarian’ after the country’s governing Fidesz party won a massive victory in European Parliament elections on Sunday on a platform of countering mass immigration.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, whose party won a record 52 per cent of the vote, said that the government would do everything it could to represent the will of the Hungarian people, who he said had trusted Fidesz to “bring change to Brussels” and to support a Europe of nations rather than a bureaucrat-run EU superstate, local media reports.

The outcome of these elections,which saw the left-wing Democratic Coalition placed second with just 16 per cent, also underlined Hungarians’ desire to “protect Christian culture” and to halt mass migration to the bloc, stressed the populist leader, speaking at a rally in Budapest.

May 28 09:28

JUNCK MAIL Jean-Claude Juncker could STAY as top EU chief after his term expires this year

JEAN-CLAUDE Juncker could stay on as EU chief well into next year after the European election result sparked a bitter battle over who will replace him.

Brussels’ top civil servant Martin Selmayr suggested the Commission boss may need to have his mandate extended - with big implications for Britain.

May 27 15:27

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May 27 15:24

EU FARCE: Defeated British MEPs to be handed £2.3million taxpayer-funded Brussels goodbye

TAXPAYERS face a multi-million pound bill to ensure former British members of the European Parliament are handed a lavish golden goodbye from Brussels, an Express.co.uk investigation has found.

Up to 34 former British MEPs will pocket at least £45,000 after losing their seats after last night’s European election results were announced. The longest-serving MEPs could pocket as much as £182,400 after leaving the Brussels gravy train. Anti-Brexit Conservative MEP Charles Tannock, who backs a second referendum, departs the Parliament with an expected £149,383 payoff after losing his London seat.

May 27 15:15

EU NIGHTMARE: Polling guru John Curtice reveals WHY Farage's triumph TERRIFIES Brussels

Sir John told the BBC that the EU’s decision to force the UK to hold the controversial elections, after granting the country a Brexit extension, had horribly backfired.

He explained: “The electorate has moved in favour of those who will contemplate no-deal such as Farage’s Brexit Party or those that are clearly on the side of Remain, like the Lib Dems and the Greens.

“These are the two views that voters wanted to express, much more over May and Labour’s compromise and fudge positions.

“The implication for the EU is that if you think that Britain would get any closer to resolving its Brexit impasse because of holding the EU elections you insisted we hold, the answer to that is no.

“Instead, this vote has made the impasse more difficult to resolve, not easier.”

May 27 13:17

Pro-EU Change UK, Liberal Democrats Could Form CUK-LD Alliance

Change UK (CUK) and the Liberal Democrats could form an electoral pact so as to avoid splitting the anti-Brexit in the next Westminster election.
“The Remain forces in this country need to work even more closely together than we have managed to achieve up to this point between now and the general election,” said Chuka Umunna, a former Labour Blairite and CUK’s main spokesman, in comments to BBC Radio 4.

CUK had hoped to crystalise the Remain vote in the European Parliament elections which were held in Britain on Thursday, much as Nigel Farage sought to do for the Leave vote with his Brexit Party.

Votes will not be counted until Sunday night and media regulations prevent any exit polls from being reported — as other EU member-states are still casting their ballots — but preliminary polls suggested CUK has not been particularly successful, despite massively outspending the other parties on social media.

May 27 13:04

Austria’s Chancellor Kurz loses no confidence vote following corruption scandal

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has lost a no confidence vote in parliament following corruption allegations involving his now ex-vice chancellor. The scandal earlier led to the breakup of the coalition government.

The motion was brought to Austria’s lower house of parliament by Peter Pilz, an environmentalist MP, and on Monday supported by the left-wing Social Democrats (SPO) and the right-wing Freedom Party (FPO).

All in all, 110 of the parliament’s 183 MPs voted to oust Kurz’s government, which had functioned in a caretaker role since the collapse of his coalition last week.

May 27 13:02

'Dark horse' set to become next EU chief and help Macron's dream Brexiteers will HATE

French journalist Florentin Collomp told Sky News that Emmanuel Macron’s disappointing results at the European elections leave his dream of a reformed and more united European Union in “tatters”. The French President will find himself scarce of allies in the newly formed European Parliament as German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be too busy to keep her own party alliances together to be able to help him. And as the end of Jean-Claude Juncker’s Commission term fast approaches, the French President will have to look at the best person to support as Mr Juncker’s replacement against the German Manfred Weber with whom he does not share the same vision for the EU.

Mr Collomp claimed the French President could attempt to build a centrist consensus behind Belgian candidate Guy Verhofstadt but admitted it would not be sustainable for very long.

May 26 20:17

EU DECEPTION? How Edward Heath was 'given £1.5MILLION before taking Britain into bloc'

EDWARD HEATH has not only been accused of lying to the electorate when he took Britain into the bloc but, according to newly-resurfaced reports, the former Prime Minister also received a financial reward that would be the equivalent of £1.5million before he signed away British sovereignty.

May 26 20:14

Flashback: We were lied to! Secret document FCO 30/1048 kept truth about EU from British for 30 years

Annabelle Sanderson, a Brexit expert and former advisor to Nigel Farage said: “Despite all the claims from politicians of many parties that the EU was not about becoming a central state this 1971 document shows that is exactly what the plan was.

“Arch Remoaners from Labour, Lib Dems and the Tories need to check this out and ask themselves why they are MPs if they don’t actually want Westminster to be in charge of this country.

“We voted for Brexit what needs to happen is a proper clean break from Brussels so we can once again become a sovereign nation with money being spent in this country on services we need and have Parliament and courts making and ruling on the laws.”

May 26 20:11

'Now leave... or else': Victorious Farage threatens to unleash his Brexit party at General Election after Tories and Labour are humiliated in Euro vote after failure to deliver on result of referendum

Nigel Farage and his Brexit Party triumphed in the Euro polls – winning at least 28 MEP seats despite being launched only six weeks ago. Among their triumphs last night, former Tory MP Ann Widdecombe and Annunziata Rees-Mogg, the sister of Conservative Brexiteer Jacob, were elected as MEPs. The Tories suffered one of the worst electoral nights in their history after falling into fifth place across the country behind even the Greens. But Jeremy Corbyn, who turned 70 yesterday, faced a similar nightmare as his party's vote appeared to have collapsed. Labour slumped to third, beaten by the Liberal Democrats, after being humbled in strongholds including London and Wales as Remain voters deserted them. Early this morning the Brexit Party's share of the vote was 31.3 per cent – ahead of the Lib Dems on 20.3 per cent. Labour were third on just 14.1 per cent, with the Greens next on 12.1 per cent and the Conservatives on a disastrous 9.1 per cent.

May 26 09:27

Saudi Ship of Death Halted in Europe

In a collective demonstration of solidarity between European civilians and the suffering Yemeni civilians, the Saudi ship Bahri Yanbu was turned away from ports in France and Italy without loading its deadly cargo of weapons.

Last summer, the Saudi-led coalition targeted a school bus in Yemen, killing 54 people, including 44 small children. Human Rights Watch conducted interviews with a large group of witnesses and survivors and came to the conclusion that the attack was an apparent war crime, as there had not been any military target in the area at that time. Lockheed Martin, an American weapons manufacturer had made the 500-pound laser-guided bomb that was sold and used by Saudi Arabia.

May 26 09:01

CHINESE STATE REPORTERS CAUGHT "SNOOPING AROUND" NATO BASE, GERMANY INVESTIGATES

SOURCE: ZEROHEDGE

Journalists representing China's main state media outlet are in hot water after they were seen filming NATO military equipment and asking probing questions of German soldiers about their daily routines and military jobs.

The incident has threatened to alight fresh controversy related to European and US suspicious of aggressive global spying tactics by Beijing, not the least of which is Chinese firm Huawei's rollout of next-generation 5G products inside Germany, which Berlin has controversially been favorable to, resulting in the Trump administration notifying the German government in March that the US would limit the intelligence it shares with German security agencies should Berlin move forward in permitting Huawei to build the country's mobile-internet infrastructure.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The first question I would need to ask is, are why did the Chinese reporters do this so ham-fistedly, in order to draw attention to themselves?!?

The second question I would have to ask, is why did the NATO personnel at the site allow this to happen in the first place?!?

Folks, I need to suggest here, politely, that this may have been an exercise in entrapment on the part of NATO, and was engineered to focus, for Americans and Europeans, on the "China Bad Syndrome", which has been bandied about, in Europe, and the US, for quite some time.

May 26 08:54

Arrests, Scuffles With Police Reported at Yellow Vest Rally in Brussels

On Thursday, European parliamentary elections commenced in some European states, and on Sunday, the final day of voting across the EU, remaining countries are heading to the polls.

BRUSSELS (Sputnik) — Belgian police made arrests and engaged in small scuffles with yellow vest protesters who gathered in the center of Brussels for an unauthorized rally, local media reported on Sunday.

A call for the Sunday demonstration has been circulating for weeks on social media, La Derniere Heure newspaper said. A few hundred yellow vest activists followed the call, but the event was not authorized.

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