Category: Europe

News from the United Kingdom, and the European Union.

French opposition, media cry foul over ‘fake news’ bill

AFP | Source URL Paris (AFP) – French lawmakers accused the government of attempting to legalise censorship during a stormy debate Friday over a bill designed to fight so-called fake news during election campaigns. President Emmanuel Macron launched a crusade against misinformation after being targeted during his 2017 campaign by […]

Pope to journalists: Be responsible, avoid ideological warfare

Carol Glatz | CRUX | Source URL ROME – Journalists must meticulously uphold their craft of responsible reporting and not be tempted into partisan or ideological warfare, Pope Francis said. “Today, in a world where everything is fast, it is ever more urgent to call upon the tough and strenuous […]

Far-right demonstrators mass at the gates of Downing Street to demand EDL founder Tommy Robinson is released following his arrest for breaching the peace

Lara Key | Daily Mail | Source URL Hundreds of Tommy Robinson supporters flocked to Downing Street on Saturday to demand the release of the far-right leader. Robinson, 35, was arrested on suspicion of breaching the peace on Friday after he was seen filming outside a court house. It has […]

Police Now Threatening to Arrest People Who Make Fun of Their Facebook Posts About Drug Busts

John Vibes | The Free Thought Project | Source URL When stumbling across a police department’s social media page, it easy to see how out of touch law enforcement is with the rest of society. If police understood what people truly cared about, their social media pages would at least […]

Poland limits Sunday shopping to benefit family life

Polish President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday signed into law a bill that largely limits trade on Sundays, saying it will benefit employees’ family life. The legislation, worked out by the conservative government and the Solidarity trade union, is expected to draw protests from large Western supermarket chains that are the […]

Cabinet ministers caught selling Brexit information to Chinese company

LONDON — Three former Cabinet ministers have been secretly filmed and exposed trying to make money from giving out information on Britain’s exit from the European Union. Andrew Lansley, Peter Lilley, and Andrew Mitchell were caught trying to profit from providing “intelligence” on Brexit negotiations to a Chinese company, according […]

Google’s AI Center in China: Poaching Talent

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already fundamentally changing information technology and stands poised to permeate and transform technology both online and off ranging from manufacturing and transportation to medicine and military applications. The US, Russia and China have all noted that dominance in this field of technology will be an essential […]

The Pope says anyone who denies climate change is ‘perverse’

The Associated Press via The Daily Mail Pope Francis has rebuked those who deny the science behind global warming, warning world leaders against listening to to such ‘perverse attitudes’. Francis issued a message to the climate change meeting in Bonn, Germany, and called climate change ‘one of the most worrisome phenomena that humanity is facing.’ […]

Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee says ‘the system is failing’ as privacy violations and propaganda take over the internet

Tim Collins The Daily Mail WHAT IS NET NEUTRALITY? Net neutrality is the principle that all internet traffic should be be treated equally. Whether you’re trying to buy a necklace on Etsy, stream a series on Netflix, or upload a photo to Facebook, your internet service provider has to load […]

Military Schengen: EU’s new Defense Pact acts to reduce dependence on American military

The EU will now build its own Military Industrial Complex. Alex Christoforou The Duran (Archive) The EU kleptocracy may state that their new “Defense Pact” is all about better protecting the European Union now that the UK is out for good. The new EU “Defense Pact” could very well be about […]

Parents who allow kids to join sects should be stripped of rights – Supreme Court

RT Russian Supreme Court has ruled in support of legislative recommendation allowing the deprivation of parental rights to citizens who allow their kids to join destructive sects, terrorist groups or other extremist organizations. “The term ‘abuse of parental rights’ should be understood as the use of these rights in a […]

Official DAWN OF EU ARMY: Brussels signs off military plan & hails historic day without UK

BRUSSELS has moved even closer to an EU Army after 23 state signed off on a key military agreement today – a move a high-ranking eurocrat hailed as a “historic day”. Joey Millar The Daily Express (Archive) Germany and France are leading the charge for a new defence union, which […]

Germany must legally recognize ‘third gender’ from birth – top court

RT Germany’s top court has called on the country’s parliament to legally recognize a ‘third gender’ which allows intersex people to identify as neither male nor female. Germany could become the first European country to allow a third gender on birth certificates. The current law on civil status discriminates against […]

At Vatican, ‘Tenets of Faith’ Seen as Crucial in Climate Change Effort

Elisabetta Povoledo The New York Times (Archive) VATICAN CITY — Religious leaders need to tell congregations that global warming can affect not just the environment, but also the spread of diseases and other threats to human health, participants said at a Vatican conference on Saturday on climate change, an issue […]

Preaching ‘Climate Change’ in Vatican, Jerry Brown Says ‘Trump Factor Is Very Small’

Thomas D. Williams, PhD. Breitbart (Archive) California Governor Jerry Brown downplayed President Trump’s influence on the climate change debate in the U.S. at a Vatican symposium Saturday, saying that his impact is “very small.” Governor Brown delivered the keynote address at a climate change symposium organized by the Pontifical Academy […]

Pope Francis: ‘Christians Are Called to Revitalize Europe’

Thomas D. Williams, PhD. Breitbart (Archive) Reflecting on the contribution of Christianity to Europe’s future, Pope Francis said that as Saint Benedict did in the sixth century, today’s Christians “are called to revitalize Europe and to revive its conscience.” Citing the ancient Letter to Diognetus, the Pope said that “what the soul […]

Hungarian PM Orbán: ‘Soros Network Aims to Create a Europe of Mixed Population’

Thomas D. Williams, PhD. Breitbart (Archive) Billionaire George Soros is trying to use mass immigration to dilute European ethnic cultures into one anonymous blend, according to Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. Speaking on Hungarian radio Friday morning, the redoubtable prime minister denounced the campaign of the Soros-funded “Open Society” network to aggressively drive […]

Vatican Invites Governor Jerry Brown to Give Keynote Address on ‘Climate Change’

Thomas D. Williams, PhD. Breitbart (Site Archive) The Pontifical Academy of Sciences has invited California governor Jerry Brown to deliver a keynote address in their upcoming meeting on climate change to be held in the Vatican. The Nov. 2-4 Vatican workshop titled “Health of People, Health of Planet and our Responsibility: Climate Change, […]