Contact has been lost with the Swedish boat Marianne, which had been leading the Gaza-bound Freedom Flotilla, after other boats turned back. The IDF announced that they intercepted and searched the vessel which had tried to “breach the maritime blockade.”… Read the rest
Banks in Greece and the country’s stock exchange will be shut all week in a sign of the deepening financial crisis.
The drastic move comes after people rushed to withdraw their cash amid panic ahead of the referendum on bailout … Read the rest
AFP reports that Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem on Saturday said Greece’s decision to hold a referendum over the future of its bailout programme was a “sad” decision that shut the door to further talks.
“The Greek government has apparently rejected … Read the rest
BRUSSELS — The latest developments involving Greece and its bailout negotiations:
5:35 p.m./ 1535GMT/ 11:35 a.m. EDT
The eurozone’s top official, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, says new proposals from Greece came in too late for a proper assessment during the European … Read the rest
The leader of France’s far right Front National party, Marine Le Pen, has declared that the United States is not “an ally or a friend” to the French, in light of Wikileaks reports that the National Security Agency (NSA) spied … Read the rest
Sweden’s third largest city, Malmö, has descended into chaos as police respond to a huge rise in racism and tensions between ethnic groups, involving bombs, hand grenades and guns.
It follows a spate of clashes between different ethnic groups in … Read the rest
Dutch television has aired a slideshow of Prophet Mohammad cartoons, a month after the series was presented at a caricature competition in Texas that was attacked by two gunmen. Anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders is at the helm of the new … Read the rest
A strike has closed the port of Calais and the Channel Tunnel. Striking French ferry workers blockaded the French port with a wall of flaming tyres, before forcing the closure of the Channel Tunnel by getting on to the tracks.… Read the rest
Hungary’s plans to build a wall that will prevent immigrants from entering the country.
The wall will run the entire length of the 109-mile border between the two countries, but Aleksandar Vucic, the Serbian prime minister, has said the four-metre … Read the rest
A grocery store in Bordeaux has caused a furor among local residents after the store’s owners, who are newly converted to Islam, reserved gender-specific days for its customers to make sure that men’s and women’s paths never cross.
The “De … Read the rest
Hundreds of thousands of Italians gathered in Rome on Saturday to demonstrate against gay unions and the teaching of gender theories in schools, as Prime Minister Matteo Renzi tries to push a civil union bill through parliament.
Holding aloft banners … Read the rest
The Greek authorities want to investigate alleged misconduct by a number of journalists who attended seminars organized by the IMF and were allegedly instructed to promote the organization’s advice to Greece.
The accusations were voiced by Greece’s former representative to … Read the rest
The right-wing block in Denmark has just won the elections.
Dansk Folkeparti (DF) is a political party in Denmark which is described as right-wing populist by academics but “far-right” by the international Anglo-American media.
The real surprise is the 21% … Read the rest