Lawmakers on Friday approved plans for Germany to take on a direct role in the battle against the Islamic State (ISIS) group in Syria, answering France’s appeal for help. Parliament voted for the mandate for the deployment of Tornado reconnaissance jets, a frigate and up to 1,200 troops by an overwhelming majority of 445 votes in favor and 146 against. Seven […]
6th Trumpet U.S. Hopes Russia and Iran will Help in Syria Secretary of State John Kerry said that the Obama administration hopes Russia and Iran will play a positive role in Syria and back a political transition for the country to end the current conflict. Kerry said Russian and Iranian support for Syrian President Bashar […]
The European Union drew Israel’s ire Wednesday after regulators approved guidelines to drop the “Made in Israel” label from merchandise produced in Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories. Read More: EU draws anger over dropping some ‘Made in Israel’ labels.
Former German foreign minister Joschka Fischer once described the alternative to a ‘United States of Europe’ as a loss of sovereignty. But not all member states feel the same way about establishing closer European ties. Read More: Will we ever see a United States of Europe? | All media content | DW.COM | 24.08.2015.
Identity is always a composite. It can have many elements: Geography, history, culture, language, common interests and the way societies govern themselves. No single element is necessary to it – and no single element is sufficient for it. Read More: Germany: The Reluctant Leader of the New Europe – The Globalist.
The President of France has come up with a very creative way of solving the European debt crisis. On Sunday, a piece authored by French President Francois Hollande suggested that the ultimate solution to the problems currently plaguing Europe would be for every member of the eurozone to transfer all of their sovereignty to a […]
It’s not unheard of for a young political union to be disharmonious, and for that disharmony to be worsened by its decentralized political institutions. In 1950, just a year into the European experiment, the Norwegian foreign minister wrote an essay in Foreign Affairs comparing Europe at the moment to the early American colonies, which were […]
Happy Birthday, Rome! The ancients celebrated Rome’s birthday on April 21. They calculated that the city was founded in 753 BC, that is, 2,768 years ago, a date that archaeology suggests was roughly correct. But April 21 is more than just an antiquarian anniversary. It’s the birthday of Western Civilization. Read More: Happy Birthday, Rome—and […]
A nuclear deal with Iran may spur proxy wars in the Middle East as Sunni Muslims try to counter an increasingly wealthy and powerful Shi’ite Iran, the European Union’s counter-terrorism coordinator said on Monday. Gilles de Kerchove told the European Parliament one important cause of terrorism was “this war by proxy from the Sunni […]
Could Alexis Tsipras be the Antichrist? “I declare in my name, my honor and my conscience to obey the Constitution and the laws.” -Alexis Tsipras, Greek Prime Minister “I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.” -Jesus, […]