Tag: Holy Roman Empire

Germany Urges EU To Fight Back Against Russia Sanctions Bill

Germany’s economics minister on July 31 urged the European Union to fight back against new sanctions by the United States that could penalize Western companies doing business with Russia. The new sanctions targeting Russia’s energy firms were included in legislation passed overwhelmingly by Congress last week and expected to be signed into law by President […]

E.U. Is Uneasy, and Divided, About U.S. Sanctions on Russia

LONDON — European Union officials are worried about a move to toughen United States sanctions against Russia, saying they may cause upheaval in Europe’s energy market.   But as usual, the 28-nation bloc is divided, with central European countries more willing to limit the bloc’s dependence on Russian oil and gas.   The new round […]

Germany warns citizens of Turkey risks amid arrests

The German government has warned its citizens and firms they face the risk of “arbitrary” arrest in Turkey. “People who are travelling to Turkey for private or business reasons are urged to exercise increased caution,” the German foreign ministry said. Firms face investment risks in Turkey because of Turkish legal deficiencies, the ministry said. Germany […]

Russia’s Zapad Wargames Are Making NATO Nervous

Russia’s summer wargames, named Zapad (“West”) 2017, are set to kick off in September but are already setting off alarm bells across Europe. Held every four years, the Zapad exercises are a window into Russia’s military prowess—and perhaps future intentions.   The exercises, held jointly between Russia and neighboring Belarus, will take place later this […]

Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI: Church Is ‘on the Verge of Capsizing’

The Catholic Church is a boat “on the verge of capsizing,” said Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in a personal message for the funeral Mass of his close friend, Cardinal Joachim Meisner on Saturday.   Given his inability to travel, the usually silent retired Pope delivered the message in writing, and had it read aloud in […]

Pope Francis Aides Attack Steve Bannon as Promoter of ‘Apocalyptic Geopolitics’

Two of Pope Francis’s closest aides have written a scathing article denouncing conservative American Christians in which they assail Stephen K. Bannon by name as a fundamentalist with an “apocalyptic” views of geopolitics.   In the article, Jesuit Father Antonio Spadaro, the editor-in-chief of the quasi-official Vatican periodical La Civiltà Cattolica, slams conservative Christians in […]

‘European army is inevitable’

Germany’s parliamentary defense commissioner, Hans-Peter Bartels, has renewed calls for a joint EU army amid concerns about the reliability of the NATO alliance and disorganization and fragmentation of national defense structures. Speaking to the German Press Agency on Monday, Hans-Peter Bartels, the Germany Parliamentary Commissioner for the Armed Forces, called on the 28-nation bloc’s militaries […]

Prophetic Fulfillments of 2015 Part 1

Prophesied Events before the Second Coming By Rick Brinegar   In the year 2015, many important steps were taken toward the fulfillment of several major prophecies given for the times just ahead. Here are several events that are prophesied to occur just before the Second Coming of Jesus Christ:   A global economy will be […]

Neither holy nor a failure

ON A map, the Holy Roman Empire resembles something closer to a Jackson Pollock painting than an empire. Splattered across the lands of central Europe are countless territories overseen by an emperor who shared power with a hierarchy spanning princes, bishops and dukes, down to abbots, knights and city councils. Territory sizes ranged from the […]

Do you want sovereignty back? Then vote to leave the EU

f there is one word in the political lexicon guaranteed to make the eyes glaze over, it is sovereignty. Read More: Do you want sovereignty back? Then vote to leave the EU – Telegraph.