Posted in France

Declining tradition: 874 cars were torched in France on New Year’s Eve, fewer than in previous years

[CNN] “A total of 874 vehicles were set ablaze across France on New Year’s Eve as part of a decades-old…

Posted in Australia-Oceania France Global Village New Caledonia

Indigenous Kanak separatists boycott New Caledonia independence vote, 96% of those who voted chose to remain part of France

[AP News] “Voters in the French island territory of New Caledonia chose overwhelmingly Sunday to stay part of France, in…

Posted in Australia Austria Belarus Germany Global Village Greece Portugal UK USA

How lockdowns triggered death and economic devastation on a global scale while doing little to slow the spread of Covid-19

[The Grayzone] “Marketed as life-saving public health measures, lockdowns triggered death and economic devastation on a global scale while doing…

Posted in Algeria France

60 years later, France pressured to recognise the 1961 Paris massacre of Algerians as a ‘state crime’

[Al Jazeera] “Sixty years ago, Algerians in Paris were arrested, killed, and drowned in the Seine by French police [and…

Posted in Afghanistan EU Iraq Pakistan Somalia Syria UK USA Yemen

Brown University Report: U.S.-led global ‘war on terror’ cost 1 million lives and $8 trillion

[Middle East Eye] “The US-led “war on terror” has killed nearly one million people globally and cost more than $8 trillion…

Posted in Denmark USA

Billionaires including Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates back mining firm to seek electric vehicle metals in melting Greenland

[REUTERS] “Mineral exploration company KoBold Metals, backed by billionaires including Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates, has signed an agreement with…

Posted in Chile Congo Guyana Indonesia Iran Italy Russia Ukraine USA

“Disconnected from reality”: Joe Biden calls out foreign interference, aimed at Russia, denying U.S. would do that

[NBC News] How would it be if the United States were viewed by the rest of the world as interfering…

Posted in Armenia Azerbaijan Bulgaria Cyprus Egypt EU Greece Iraq Israel Lebanon Libya Russia Syria Turkey

Turkey’s new drone base on occupied Northern Cyprus threat to Mediterranean region, lifting embargo and arming Cyprus urged

[Kathimerini, The National Interest] “Under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey has grown increasingly aggressive. Whereas Turkey once occupied only Cyprus,…

Posted in Denmark France Germany Netherlands Norway Sweden USA

Revealed: Danish secret service helped NSA spy on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, other EU politicians

[Deutsche Welle] “Denmark’s secret service helped the US National Security Agency (NSA) spy on EU leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel…

Posted in Belarus EU Russia Ukraine USA

US-funded Belarusian regime-change activist taken from diverted plane is linked to Ukrainian neo-Nazis, fought in Donbas

[The Grayzone] “A high-profile Belarusian regime-change activist whose detention on a forcibly grounded airplane caused an international scandal has […] extensive…

Posted in Afghanistan Bolivia Brazil Burkina Faso Chile Congo Cuba France Guatemala Indonesia Iran Japan Laos Mexico Morocco Saudi Arabia Sudan Ukraine USA Vietnam

History of CIA coups, assassinations, false flag operations and mass murder

[CovertAction Magazine] “Vijay Prashad’s new book Washington Bullets: A History of the CIA, Coups, and Assassinations, details how manufactured foreign threats…

Posted in EU Hungary Israel Palestine

Hungary is only nation in EU against call for Israel-Hamas ceasefire

[Euronews] “Hungary is the only EU country not to support an EU declaration calling for a ceasefire between Israel and…

Posted in Austria Iran Israel Palestine Slovenia

Austria flies Israeli flag amid ongoing conflict, designates Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation, Iran’s foreign minister cancels visit

[POLITICO] “Iran’s foreign minister canceled his visit to Austria at the last minute after the Austrian government flew Israeli flags…

Posted in Denmark Syria

Danmark declares Syria safe, far-right poster campaign tells refugees to ‘go home to sunny Syria’

[The Telegraph] “Danish anti-immigration activists are being sharply criticised after they put up mock travel adverts in Copenhagen telling Syrian…

Posted in Czechia Hungary Israel Palestine

Second EU member opens mission in Jerusalem: Growing alliance between Israel and Central Europe

[The Spectator] “In 2018, the Czech President Miloš Zeman promised in a speech on the 70th anniversary of the founding of Israel to…

Posted in Europe Germany Israel

Official at centre of Nazi Germany’s anti-Jewish laws helped Israel become nuclear

[The Times of Israel] “An official who helped the Nazi regime frame the anti-Jewish Nuremberg Laws reinvented himself after World…

Posted in Hungary Israel USA

How the Israeli flag became a white nationalist symbol

[+972 Magazine] “The U.S. white nationalist movement’s admiration for the Jewish state’s supremacist values fits comfortably with its deep antisemitism.”…

Posted in Egypt Europe Italy

Italy Formally Charges Egyptian Security Agents in Cambridge Student’s Torture, Murder

[The New York Times] “Italy announced on Thursday that four officials with the Egyptian National Security Agency had been charged in connection with the…

Posted in Global Village Sweden USA

Bill Gates backs geoengineering efforts to counter climate change through “sun-dimming technology”

[Forbes] “Microsoft’s MSFT+1% billionaire founder Bill Gates is financially backing the development of sun-dimming technology that would potentially reflect sunlight out of Earth’s atmosphere,…

Posted in Belgium Hungary

Gay orgy in Brussels exposes the hypocrisy of Hungary’s illiberals

[The Irish Times] “Ironically, it has taken the resignation of a Hungarian MEP after he was caught fleeing a party…

Posted in Belgium Bulgaria Cyprus EU France Germany Greece Italy Lebanon Spain UK USA

US claim “Hezbollah storing explosives in Europe” goes viral but EU countries’ refutations largely ignored

[AP News, FR24 News] “Militant group Hezbollah has stored chemicals that can be used to make explosives in several European…

Posted in Spain

State Terrorism: CIA files indicate Spain’s involvement in anti-ETA death squads, extent of PM’s knowledge questioned

[The Irish Times] “Former Spanish prime minister Felipe González is under scrutiny following the publication of CIA documents which appear…

Posted in Europe Italy

Murdered Giulio Regeni’s family ‘betrayed’ by Italian PM over Egypt arms sale

[The Guardian] “Rights groups and the family of the murdered Italian student Giulio Regeni have heavily criticised an arms deal…

Posted in Europe Hungary Israel

Absolutely True: ‘Netanyahu and Orban belong to same political family’

[The Times of Israel] “A senior Hungarian official and close ally of President Victor Orban said Monday that his premier…

Posted in Europe Hungary Italy Poland Serbia Spain USA

Trump-linked US Christian ‘fundamentalists’ pour millions of ‘dark money’ into boosting Europe’s far right

[openDemocracy] “US Christian right ‘fundamentalists’ linked to the Trump administration and Steve Bannon are among a dozen American groups that…

Posted in Hungary Israel Palestine

Hungary is first EU state to open diplomatic mission in Jerusalem

[The Times of Israel] “Hungary’s foreign minister opened a trade office in Jerusalem that will have official “diplomatic status,” during…

Posted in Bulgaria Hungary Israel Romania USA

Two Jewish American consultants’ plot against George Soros incited anti-Semitism, but no regrets

[BuzzFeed News] “The demonization of Soros is one of the defining features of contemporary global politics, and it is, with…

Posted in Brazil Hungary Israel Italy Philippines

Netanyahu’s ‘hug-a-fascist club’: Duterte, Orban, Salvini, and now Bolsonaro

[Haaretz] “Until very recently, Jair Bolsonaro was a big player in domestic Brazilian politics. For years he’d been projectile-vomiting baleful rhetoric at…

Posted in Brazil Hungary Israel Italy Latin America Palestine Philippines

Israel cosies up to the World’s far right

[The Washington Post] “Under Netanyahu’s watch, Israel has amassed a conspicuous crop of illiberal allies. Some, like Salvini and Hungarian Prime…

Posted in Albania Hungary North Macedonia

Fugitive Macedonian ex-PM Gruevski escapes with Hungarian diplomatic help, seeks asylum

[BalkanInsight] “Data from the Macedonian, Albanian and Montenegrin police now paint a relatively accurate picture of former prime minister Nikola…