Tag: Europe

U.S. accepts more Syrian refugees than all of EU: 8,000 vs. 6,000

Despite promises of European Union member states to take in 160,000 refugees, a new report shows that they’ve accepted a fraction, 6,000, while the United States has embraced 8,000 of a planned 10,000 this year.   As President Obama, backed by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, has ramped up accepting refugees fleeing Syria and other […]

Switzerland struggles to cope with surge of migrants trying new route

More refugees are now making their way to Germany from Italy via Switzerland, instead of the traditional route from Greece through the Balkans and Austria which have now become almost impenetrable thanks to borders being fenced off.   Migrants are also trying to find different routes after Ankara made an agreement with the European Union (EU) […]

Turkey: Erdogan threatens to block immigrants into the EU if visa deal doesn’t go through

“The European Union is not behaving in a sincere manner with Turkey,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan commented to French newspaper La Monde, noting that the EU was supposed to waive the need for visas from Turkish citizens since June 1   “If our demands are not satisfied then the readmissions will no longer be […]

Archbishop Warns Europe Migration Crisis Fueled by Muslims’ ‘Will to Conquer’

One of the most important prelates in the Catholic Church in Hungary has warned that the enormous waves of migrants rolling into Europe are due in no small part to a Muslim “will to conquer,” by expanding their territory into the continent. “Jihad is a principle for Muslims that means they must expand,” said Archbishop […]

French President Francois Hollande: Trumps Excesses Make You Want To Retch

French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday reprimanded the “excesses” of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, calling his statements “sickening.””His excesses make you want to retch, even in the United States, especially when — as was Donald Trumps case — he speaks ill of a soldier, of the memory of a soldier,” Hollande told journalists at […]

U.S. Sent Cash to Iran as Americans Were Freed

The Obama administration secretly organized an airlift of $400 million worth of cash to Iran that coincided with the January release of four Americans detained in Tehran, according to U.S. and European officials and congressional staff briefed on the operation afterward.   Wooden pallets stacked with euros, Swiss francs and other currencies were flown into […]

Angela Merkel condemned: ‘Germans have had enough’ Polish experts claim ‘Europe is dead’

“Europe is at the end of its existence.   “Western Europe is practically dead. These people live in a void, without ideas. And then come along the young, who only want to make money, as once did the barbarians.”   Wrona was joined by military history academic Dr Rafal Brzeski who blasted Angela Merkel in […]

As ‘caliphate’ shrinks, Islamic State looks to global attacks

ISIS, losing territory and on the retreat in Iraq and Syria, has claimed credit for a surge in global attacks this summer, most of them in France and Germany.   The wave of attacks followed a call to strike against the West during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in June and July, in an […]

Pope To Young On Poland Trip: Believe ‘In A New Humanity’

Pope Francis told young people who flocked by the hundreds of thousands to his words Sunday that they need to “believe in a new humanity” stronger than evil, and cautioned against concluding that one religion is more violent than others.   Organizers of the Catholic jamboree known as World Youth Day estimated 1.5 million youths […]

‘One ISIS attack every 84 hours’ spurs dread and anger in Europe

n the past week I have seen flowers and candles carpeting a street in Munich, the tranquility of a small Bavarian town shattered by a suicide bomb and a small church in suburban France sealed off after its octogenarian priest had his throat cut.   Before these horrific events, there was a knife-wielding teenager on […]