Tag: Europe

Hungarian prime minister says migrants are ‘poison’ and ‘not needed’

Hungary’s right-wing prime minister Viktor Orban has described the arrival of asylum seekers in Europe as “a poison”, saying his country did not want or need “a single migrant”.   As the killing of a priest in Normandy became the latest in a string of violent attacks to shake Europe this summer, Orban fuelled fears […]

Terror Attacks In Europe Are Becoming a Daily Occurence

Terrorist savages have struck Europe again, claiming another life in a seemingly endless tide of violence.   It is horrific. Indeed, it is especially horrific – a Catholic priest had his throat cut in the middle of Mass.   But attack after attack strains everybody’s ability to respond with the levels of emotion such atrocities demand. […]

Abbas urges African Union to back French peace push on Mideast conflict

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas urged members of the continental African Union to back a French-led initiative to hold an international summit on relaunching negotiations on the decades-long Middle East conflict.   According to Palestinian news agency Ma’an, Abbas told the 54-member state body during its 27th-annual summit in Kigali, Rwanada that its international and […]

European consumers are eager to use biometric technology for secure payments, Visa study finds

As cybersecurity threats targeting the financial sector continue to rise and malicious hackers’ techniques become bolder and more sophisticated, biometric technology is swiftly emerging as a promising solution to strengthen digital security and better secure payments. Over half of Europeans are ready to use the technology while making a payment, Visa research has found.   […]

5 Things You Need To Know About Britain’s New Prime Minister

Britain’s new Prime Minister is former Home Secretary Theresa May, of the ruling conservative party. (The home secretary is in charge of homeland security, immigration and police). She will take office today, following the resignation of the outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron.   Here are five things you need to know about her policies on […]

Merkel admits her refugee policy helped bring terrorists to Germany | Fox News

Angela Merkel has admitted that she effectively invited terrorists into Germany, in a pretty stunning indictment of her own policy.   The German Chancellor told a group of supporters from her Christian Democrats party that extremists had taken their chance to slip into her country.   Tensions in Germany have soared since Merkel opened the […]

Iraq Report Prompts More Defensiveness Than Regret From Tony Blair

LONDON — His voice sometimes close to cracking, his expression strained and grim, former Prime Minister Tony Blair spent much of the past two days responding to the damning judgment of an inquiry into how he led Britain into the Iraq war, engaging in an extraordinary public mix of soul searching, regret and defensiveness.   […]

Russia and NATO growing military across east Europe

On the kerbside outside the civilian airport in Kaliningrad, Russia’s Baltic Sea outpost, a group of about 20 servicemen in Russian navy uniforms lined up earlier this month, waiting for a bus to take them to their base.   “We are an additional reinforcement,” one of the young men, who said he and his colleagues […]

Obama Will Need His Oratory Powers to Sell Globalization

When President Obama travels to North Carolina and Europe this week, he will press an argument that could define foreign policy in the last six months of his presidency: that Americans and Europeans must not forsake their open, interconnected societies for the nativism and nationalism preached by Donald J. Trump or Britain’s Brexiteers.   Few […]

The United States of Europe: Germany and France Hatch a Plan to Create an EU Superstate

If you believe that the Brexit vote is going to kill the idea of a “United States of Europe,” you might want to think again.   In fact, it appears that the decision by the British people to leave the European Union is only going to accelerate the process of creating an EU superstate.   […]