Europe’s migrant crisis: Millions still to come

Europe’s migrant crisis: Millions still to come

By Soeren Kern / Gatestone Institute The African Union-European Union (AU-EU) summit, held in in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on November 29-30, 2017, has ended in abject failure after the 55 African and 28 European leaders attending the event were unable to agree on even basic measures to prevent potentially tens of millions of African migrants from flooding […]

Venezuela to launch “Petro” cryptocurrency

Venezuela to launch “Petro” cryptocurrency

By Mike “Mish Shedlock With Venezuela in default as well as hyperinflation, president Maduro vows to fight a US “blockade” with the “Petro”. Reuters reports Venezuela to launch cryptocurrency to fight ‘blockade’: Maduro. President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday that Venezuela will launch a cryptocurrency to combat what the leftist leader says is a financial “blockade” […]

France: Islamism in the Heart of the State

France: Islamism in the Heart of the State

By Yves Mamou / Gatestone Institute On October 25, 2017, the highest French administrative court, the Council of State (Conseil d’État), ordered the removal of a Roman Catholic cross from the top of a monument dedicated to Pope John Paul II in a public square in Ploërmel, Britanny. According to the France’s highest administrative court, this cross […]

Salvador Nasralla, Honduras TV host, might win presidency

Salvador Nasralla, Honduras TV host, might win presidency

An ostentatious TV show host held the lead Monday in Honduras’ presidential election – a surprise development that prompted concern among U.S. officials who’d hoped the Central American nation’s current, pro-Washington president would cruise to a second term. Salvador Nasralla, the TV presenter turned political candidate, held a 5 percentage point lead over incumbent Juan […]

Africa: The way forward

Africa: The way forward

By Ahmed Charai / Gatestone Institute What has just happened in Zimbabwe is merely symptomatic of the state of affairs in the African continent. Robert Mugabe, the “last of the Mohicans” of the wars of independence in Africa, has been shown the door at the age of 93. It was the higher echelons of the military […]

Catalonia independence parties in lead for December 21 election

Catalonia independence parties in lead for December 21 election

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock Spain dissolved the Catalan Parliament following its declaration of independence. Separatists have lead latest polls. The Spanish government dissolved the Catalan parliament and arrested many of its leaders following its declaration of independence. Ousted Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont is in exile in Belgium. Puigdemont faces trumped up charges of rebellion and […]

France submits to terrorism, Muslim anti-semitism

France submits to terrorism, Muslim anti-semitism

By Guy Millière / Gatestone Institute In Bagneux, France, on November 1, 2017, a plaque placed in memory of Ilan Halimi, a young Jew murdered in 2006 by a “gang of barbarians”, was destroyedand covered with graffiti. When a few days later, another plaque replaced it, the French government issued a statement that “hate will not win”. There […]

Jordanian base could replace US Air Force Qatar operations hub

Jordanian base could replace US Air Force Qatar operations hub

From Israpundit Last June, when Saudi Arabia and its Sunni allies cut their ties with Qatar over attacks on them by its sponsored news channel Al Jazeera, the US, the Saudi’s biggest ally, faced a complicated unintended consequence: its center of air operations against ISIS in the region, the Al Udeid Air Base, happens to […]

THE HAGUE – ‘Butcher of Bosnia’ Ratko Mladic found guilty of genocide

THE HAGUE – ‘Butcher of Bosnia’ Ratko Mladic found guilty of genocide

Former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic was found guilty of genocide by a UN war crimes tribunal on Wednesday and sentenced to life in prison for his role in massacres and ethnic cleansing during Bosnia’s war. “The crimes committed rank among the most heinous known to humankind, and include genocide and extermination as a […]

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