Europe

WHAT HAPPENS IN CYPRUS SHOULD STAY IN CYPRUS

March 31 2013
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This tiny island that hardly merits having a name has gotten more attention than it deserves. Newspapers and TV flood us with stories about its economy. But why? In truth, if a giant tsunami washed over this bit of land smaller than Connecticut, nobody would notice or care. The Cypriots themselves would be dead and…

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WORLD CORRUPTION AND DEMOCRACY

August 29 2012
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This is our most important post of 2012. A must read. Here is the link to a complete discussion. http://gendinsjournal.com/?p=6309

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AN ITALIAN TRIAL

June 5 2012
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In a movie like Rashomon, a difference of opinion can make for a very interesting story but in Italy it can end with a trial that could put real life defendants behind bars for many years. So it is with the case of six defendants on trial for manslaughter for their alleged role in the…

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AROUND THE WORLD IN 20 MINUTES

April 20 2012
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1. A WAVE of headline-grabbing assaults across Afghanistan has drawn attention back to the Haqqani network. The group, part crime family, part militant force, is the chief suspect in the assaults on April 15th in Kabul, Nangarhar, Logar and Paktia (see map). The network is led from the border region of North Waziristan in neighbouring…

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GARZON CLEARED

February 27 2012
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From BBC Spain’s Supreme Court has cleared high-profile judge Baltasar Garzon of violating a 1977 amnesty law with his investigation of Franco-era crimes. Two right-wing groups had accused Mr Garzon of overstepping his powers by trying to prosecute crimes committed between 1936 and 1975. Mr Garzon said crimes against humanity should not be subject to…

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A TRIP AROUND THE WORLD

June 24 2011
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1. Simon Wheatcroft is not only blind but he is dumb, too. He is starting out today on a 100 mile two day run. Never mind where. 2. Japan set a new heat record for June. 103.8. But was much hotter in Hiroshima days. 3. Boris Becker’s oversized Mallorca estate has been placed in embargo…

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NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION?

August 8 2010
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Taking a tip from the American colonists of 1776, Mike Bloomberg doesn’t want to pay taxes in Russia, claiming his company does not have a regular representative office in the country. For the first time, a U.S. company working in Russia has been accused of tax evasion by taking advantage of an intergovernmental agreement on…

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PRAVDA PERSPECTIVES

July 7 2010
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english.pravda.ru (1) Russia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry criticized the annual report from the US State Department about the support of democracy in the world. Official spokesmen for the ministry said that some politicians from the US administration use double standards in forming their opinions about the development of democracy in Russia. “As for the criticism of…

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SPAIN MAKES SMART MOVE

July 5 2010
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From Spanishnews.es The tension between the Spanish and the British security forces stretched over another few degrees, when Spain openly refused to allow the Royal Air Force to use the airspace near Gibraltar for military exercise purposes. A British forces spokesman said that last Wednesday was the second day of training exercises and 6 British…

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DON’T MESS WITH THE RUSSIANS IF YOU ARE A PIRATE

May 25 2010
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This report just in from a U.S. Army colonel. Subject: Russian Navy captures Somalian pirates. http://true-turtle.livejournal.com/85315.html This is part of the videotape showing the Russian Navy commandos on the Somalian pirate ship. You may remember that the pirates captured a Russian oil tanker. The EuroUnion navy that patrols these waters could not interfere because there…

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NEWS FROM DOWNTOWN RUSSIA

April 25 2010
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Russia’s Medvedev Says He May Seek Second Term As U.S. shrugs, Bosnia lurches toward disaster again | SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Nearly a year after Vice President Joe Biden flew here to reassure Bosnians that the U.S. was back and would try to help overhaul their dysfunctional made-in-U.S.A. political system, ethnic tensions are rising again, morale…

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PLANE CRASH IN RUSSIA WIPES OUT MUCH OF POLAND’S GOVERNMENT

April 11 2010
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The Moscow Times……………………….Solidarity ‘Godmother’ Walentynowicz Dies in Katyn Plane Crash Anna Walentynowicz, a Solidarity activist whose firing started the Gdansk shipyard strike in 1980 and helped spread trade-union activism against the communist regime in Poland, died in the Katyn plane crash in Russia. Walentynowicz accompanied Polish President Lech Kaczynski and other senior officials on the…

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EUROPE VOICES

March 28 2010
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To read any of the articles adumbrated here, just CLICK HERE. Reform of financial services supervision ‘being watered down’ Barroso says the EU’s international partners are not doing enough to introduce regulation. Agreement on targets for jobs and growth Leaders back Europe 2020 aims, but no targets for education and tackling poverty. Markets react well…

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GALLANTRY REARS ITS UGLY HEAD

March 22 2010
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If anything is worse that the pure existence of police, then it is a cop trying to defend an elderly woman’s right to a subway seat. Moscow Times…………..A Moscow police colonel was detained after he fired two shots from an air gun, injuring two people, amid an argument with a male passenger who refused to…

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EATING LETTUCE WON’T FIX YOUR BROKEN LEG

February 23 2010
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The British Parliament has come out strongly against homeopathy. Now, it is true that homeopathy is nothing but a load of garbage with wings but the fact that Brit politicians have condemned it adds nothing to what we know. Here is an article I have ripped off from British Standard without asking permission to reprint…

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GEERT WILDERS ON ISLAM

February 17 2010
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Geert Wilders is a well-kown Dutch politician and leader of the Party for Freedom, a political party in The Netherlands. His controversial 2008 film about Islam in the Netherlands, Fitna, resulted in his prosecution by the Amsterdam Court of Appeal for what it said was “the incitement to hatred and discrimination”. Wilders has been under…

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NOW FOR SOMETHING REALLY IMPORTANT

January 11 2010
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Let’s call this, “Keeping it all in the family.” From Moscow Times – Billionaire Sells Movie Chain to Daughter. LOS ANGELES — Sumner Redstone’s holding company, National Amusements, is selling its Russian theater chain Kinostar to Redstone’s daughter and other investors in a further move to pay down its debts. The 86-year-old billionaire media mogul…

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LITHUANIA AS PARTNER IN CRIME WITH CIA

January 5 2010
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From Amnesty International Lithuania admits existence of secret prison 22 December 2009 For the first time a European government has admitted that a secret “black site” existed on its territory, after a Lithuanian parliamentary committee concluded that a CIA secret prison operated in Lithuania during the US-led “war on terror”. Lithuania admits existence of secret…

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SWEDEN’S DICTATORSHIP

November 6 2009
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The USA system of recycling – we supply the material, the labor and the capitalists make the profits. The Recycling Myth bringing our refuse and the time it costs us – is a filthy, slimy capitalist trick to exploit us – and we fall for it. Meanwhile, the receivers of our goods cash in and…

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NATO DEATH COUNT in AFGHANISTAN

November 5 2009
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If you think the USA has allies fighting alongside it, think again. If you live in a large urban city in Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Spain, or Poland and you are worrying about crime, influenza, auto accidents or other forms of dying, join your country’s army, insist on being shipped to Afghanistan and…

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SWEDEN’S DICTATORSHIP

September 29 2009
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In the USA, people are proud of being brainwashed into the recycling myth. We supply the materials (free), we supply the labor (free) and we waste our time, too. Meanwhile, the capitalists cash in on this boondoggle. Did you really think it was nonprofit? Things are much worse in Sweden, which has abandoned its capitalist/socialism…

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STREET CRIME IN THE U.K.

September 13 2009
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According to Witness Confident, an organzation devoted to tracking such matters, 850,000 people in the U.K. were attacked last year by strangers, and 80% of the cases went unreported. The report focuses on the fact that most of these crimes were observed by people who walked away and did not want to “get involved.” In…

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HUNGARIAN PEA-HEADS

August 14 2009
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Ever wonder why Hungary does not dominate the Nobel Peace Prizes or any other prizes, for that matter? Wonder, no more. Hungary still works in a 19th century conception of democracy – you count up who is on side X and who who is on side Y, and declare majority rules. In this way, if…

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CAN WE GET THE STORY RIGHT?

August 14 2009
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Expatica (Spain) Spain’s recession drags on as the gross domestic product shrank 1.0 percent in its fourth consecutive contraction. Madrid – Spain’s recession-hit economy shrank further in the second quarter, down by 1.0 percent from the first three months of the year, official data showed Friday………..Spain remains mired in its first recession for 15 years,…

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