Posts Tagged ‘Europe’

November 19th, 2021 - 2:26 am § in Foreign Affairs, Health

Austria imposes Covid-19 lockdown

The pandemic is making a comeback in Europe, and in Austria it’s reached a boiling point, with 15,000 new cases a day. “Austria will enter a fourth national lockdown on Monday as Covid-19 cases continue to surge,” CNBC reported on Friday, November 19, 2021 (story here). The governm[...]

November 13th, 2021 - 11:22 pm § in Foreign Affairs, Politics

Face of defiance

Wanda Traczyk-Stawska, 94, fought the Nazis as a member of the Polish Resistance in World War 2, cradling a machinegun during the Warsaw Uprising. Speaking at a pro-European Union rally recently, she was heckled by far-right extremists in the crowd. They were picking on the wrong war veteran and ex-[...]

April 5th, 2021 - 9:31 pm § in America, Russia

Russia’s arctic military buildup

“Russia is amassing unprecedented military might in the Arctic,” CNN reported on Monday, April 5, 2021. Satellite photos show “a stark and continuous build-up of Russian military bases and hardware on the country’s Arctic coastline, together with underground storage facilitie[...]

January 24th, 2021 - 4:26 pm § in Economics, Environment, Russia

Who says renewable energy is a pipe dream?

“Europeans got more of their electricity from renewable sources than fossil fuels for the first time last year,” CNN reported on Sunday, January 24, 2021, adding, “The shift comes as other sources, such as wind and solar power, have … nearly doubled since 2015.” That&#[...]

March 3rd, 2017 - 7:10 am § in Misc.

AFTER TRUMP: Americans May Need Visas to Travel to Europe

Want To Visit Europe Next Summer? The European Parliament has passed a non-binding resolution calling on Brussels to force Americans to apply for visas before visiting Europe unless Washington adheres to a visa reciprocity policy and stops discriminating against eastern EU citizens. The resolution, [...]

March 2nd, 2017 - 12:26 pm § in Misc.

DAVID BREWSTER: What England looks like after Brexit

David Brewster Tom Friedman quotes from a recent Tony Blair speech, attacking Brexit and Trumpism. Sad to think we are down to the unpopular Blair, eloquent still, in making the case for the largely successful international order of the past 50 years. Democrats, being pushed to the Left by the Trump[...]

August 17th, 2016 - 7:31 am § in Uncategorized

BREXIT: 500 years of British foreign policy explained in 1 minute

(Hat tip to The Atlantic)[...]

June 24th, 2016 - 10:43 am § in Uncategorized

How Fox reported it

Sort of frightening that people who get their “news” from Fox are allowed to vote, eh what? Blimey. No wonder our politics are so balmy. (Read story here.)[...]

June 23rd, 2016 - 9:42 pm § in Uncategorized

British voters deliver a shocker

“In a dramatic turn that polls did not predict and which markets failed to price in, the United Kingdom is on course to leave the European Union, according to the latest predictions.” — CNBC  When Brits finally voted, nationalism overcame common sense. “Brexit” won a s[...]

June 20th, 2015 - 6:42 pm § in Politics

Why should Britain’s poor people pay for austerity?

“Thousands marched in central London Saturday to protest against British government austerity programs and spending cuts … to win attention to the plight of the poor. … The event is intended to vent outrage, albeit peacefully, over the Conservative government’s plan to slas[...]