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Archive for the 'Europe' Category

Anti-Freedom “Freedom Party” Makes Big Gains In Dutch Elections

by @ Thursday, June 10th, 2010. Filed under Europe, Foreign Affairs, Islam, Religion

Via my OTB co-blogger Alex Knapp, I learned this morning that the (sadly) ironically named Freedom Party is now the third largest party in The Netherlands: Stepping away from American politics for a moment, there’s been a shocking result in the Netherlands’ parliamentary elections. The Freedom Party, which supports a ban on Muslims entering the […]

When Wreaths Attack

by @ Wednesday, May 19th, 2010. Filed under Europe, Foreign Affairs, Humor

What was supposed to be a solemn occasion turned into Ukranian President Viktor Yanukovych’s own contribution to “Eastern Europe’s Funniest Videos”:

Guess Who’s Becoming More Capitalist ? Sweden

As America moves down a path toward European style social democracy, one of the iconic social democratic states in Europe is moving in the opposite direction:

Meanwhile, Over In Europe, We’ve Got Economic Chaos

by @ Thursday, May 6th, 2010. Filed under Economics, Europe, Foreign Affairs

The economic crisis in Greece is now leading to social chaos: MADRID — Violence erupted in Greece on Wednesday when tens of thousands of demonstrators protesting stringent economic measures hit the streets in Athens, rioters heaved Molotov cocktails and three bank employees died after their building was torched. The protesters were objecting to cuts in […]

Another Broken Campaign Promise: Obama Caves In To Turkey On Armenian Genocide

by @ Sunday, April 25th, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Politicos & Pundits, Politics

Back during the Presidential campaign, President Obama said more than once that, if he were elected, he would officially acknowledge that the Turkish murder of more than one million Armenians between 1914 and 1918: He failed live up to that promise last year, and he’s failed again this year: President Obama today again broke his […]

European Union To Mandate A “Right” To Vacation

by @ Wednesday, April 21st, 2010. Filed under Dumbasses, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Individual Liberty

The Times of London is reporting that the European Union is considering declaring vacations to be a “basic human right””: AN overseas holiday used to be thought of as a reward for a year’s hard work. Now Brussels has declared that tourism is a human right and pensioners, youths and those too poor to afford […]

Icelandic Volcano Ash Cloud Continues To Cripple European Air Travel

by @ Sunday, April 18th, 2010. Filed under Europe, Foreign Affairs, In The News

For the 4th straight day, a massive ash cloud from a volcanic eruption in Iceland is crippling European air travel: LONDON – Air travel across much of Europe was paralyzed for a fourth day on Sunday because of a huge cloud of volcanic ash, but Dutch and German test flights carried out without apparent damage […]

President Of Poland Killed In Plane Crash In Western Russia

by @ Saturday, April 10th, 2010. Filed under Europe, Foreign Affairs, History, Russia

A blow this morning to the Polish government: MOSCOW — A plane carrying the Polish president, Lech Kaczynski, his wife and other high-ranking officials crashed in a heavy fog in western Russia on Saturday morning, killing all aboard, Polish officials said. Russian television showed chunks of still-flaming fuselage scattered in a bare forest near Smolensk, […]

Swiss Nuke Scientists Arrested For Ties To Al Qaeda

by @ Friday, October 9th, 2009. Filed under Al Qaeda, Europe, Foreign Affairs, War On Terror

Well, this is certainly disconcerting: French agents have arrested a researcher from Europe’s top atomic lab on suspicion of links to al-Qaeda, fuelling fears that terrorists could be targeting the nuclear industry. The 32-year-old man, who was detained along with his brother, works for the prestigious European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) in Geneva, Switzerland, […]

The Beginning Of The End Of The Dollar ?

by @ Tuesday, October 6th, 2009. Filed under China, Economics, Europe, Foreign Affairs, France, Japan, Middle East, Russia

In a story that’s receiving headline treatment from Matt Drudge, Robert Fisk is reporting in The Independent that several oil producing states, along with China, Russia, and France are working on a plan to abandon the dollar: In the most profound financial change in recent Middle East history, Gulf Arabs are planning – along with […]

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