Germany’s Federal Security Council has approved the export of a fifth submarine to Israel.
It’s the penultimate submarine promised to Israel by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and will be handed over by the company Thyssen Krupp.
Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper revealed … Read the rest
The European Union has given Zimbabwe $267 million, it said on Monday, the first time the bloc has given financial aid to the southern African nation’s government since imposing sanctions in 2002.
The 28-nation EU has gradually eased biting sanctions … Read the rest
Swiss voters rejected two closely watched referendums on Sunday that would have forced the central bank to buy up massive amounts of gold and introduced strict new limits on immigration, in a result that could bolster its economic ties to … Read the rest
China will started direct trading between the yuan and the euro today as the world’s second-largest economy seeks to spur global use of its currency.
The move will lower transaction costs and so make yuan and euros more attractive to … Read the rest
Dutch right-wing leader Geert Wilders is riding high ahead of this month’s European Parliament elections, hoping to destroy from within what he calls the ‘monster of Brussels’.
The platinum-haired Wilders in November announced “the start of the liberation of Europe” … Read the rest
An international observer from Finland, who sees the referendum on the status of Crimea as absolutely legitimate, has received death threats.
A referendum is due to be held in Crimea on the status of the peninsula tomorrow, on Sunday, March … Read the rest
Iceland’s government will seek parliamentary approval to withdraw its application to join the European Union, opting not to restart accession talks that were put on ice a year ago.
A bill proposing the withdrawal was sent to parliament late on … Read the rest
Scientists have created a network which various smart devices and artificial intelligences will use autonomously to share information and learn from each other – increasing their capabilities. Should we just surrender now? The BBC reports:
A world wide web for … Read the rest
The European Union (EU) is preparing a ban on South African citrus imports that could take orange juice off Europe’s breakfast tables next summer and sour efforts in Brussels to broaden trade with Africa’s biggest economy.
The move follows the … Read the rest
As European Union bosses openly claim that a “federation” ruled from Brussels is inevitable, a growing coalition of political parties across the EU is coming together in an effort to preserve national sovereignty and self-government while putting the brakes on … Read the rest
President Obama announced today that he talked on the phone with Iranian president Rouhani: “Just now I spoke on the phone with President Rouhani of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” he said. “The two of us discussed our ongoing efforts … Read the rest
European Union leaders Herman Van Rompuy and Jose Manuel Barroso warned Egypt’s army and interim government Sunday the bloc would review its ties with the country unless the violence ended.
Further escalation could have “unpredictable consequences” for Egypt and its … Read the rest
Tens of thousands of Croatians cheered the country’s entry into the European Union at midnight Sunday as fireworks lit up the skies above Zagreb.
It was a historic moment for the former Yugoslav republic, coming nearly two decades after it … Read the rest
by Dan Roodt
The news that South Africa supplies 70% of the citrus fruit consumed in the European Union adds another ingredient to the debate around farmland in South Africa. In strictly economic terms, both farm murders and ANC’s radical … Read the rest