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People Smugglers Murder 60 Immigrants Off Italian Coast

Italian police arrested five men on Tuesday on suspicion murdering and throwing overboard up to 60 migrants crossing from Libya after a fight broke out on board a fishing boat being used to smuggle men, women and children into Italy.

People Smugglers Murder 60 Immigrants Off Italian Coast

Drug and Human Traffickers Prospering Under EU Free Movement Laws

The free movement of people within the European Union is “extensively exploited by organised criminals to bring illicit commodities including drugs, human trafficking victims, illegal immigrants and counterfeit goods to Britain,” according to a government report. Spain, Italy, Belgium and

Drug and Human Traffickers Prospering Under EU Free Movement Laws

Poland Challenges EU Menthol Cigarette Ban

Poland will challenge a European Union ban on flavoured cigarettes in the European Court of Justice, saying it will be unfairly affected as one of the EU’s biggest consumers and producers of menthol cigarettes. The ban is part of the

Poland Challenges EU Menthol Cigarette Ban

Wave of Hate Directed at Jews in Comments on French Websites

Israeli attacks on Gaza have let loose an unprecedented wave of hate on media websites and social networks in France that moderators say they are struggling to contain. According to The Local the bombardment of Gaza has enflamed tensions particularly

Wave of Hate Directed at Jews in Comments on French Websites

MH17: Pinning Everything on Putin Is Too Easy

The British newspapers, like the British government, are pinning the blame for the Malaysian Airlines disaster on Putin. Most Americans, whether Democrats or Republicans, would see things the way these UK headlines do: “Putin is a pariah – he must

MH17: Pinning Everything on Putin Is Too Easy

German Celebrations Damage World Cup Trophy

The hard partying by Germans after their team’s victory in the World Cup in Brazil resulted in damage to the trophy, the most coveted prize in sport. German Football Association (DFB) president Wolfgang Niersbach has admitted that in the exuberant

German Celebrations Damage World Cup Trophy

Sinn Féin Pulls Pro-Palesinian Stunt in Dublin Parliament

Sinn Féin, the political wing of the terrorist Provisional IRA, pulled a pro-Palestinian stunt in the Irish parliament, the Dáil, yesterday during which Gerry Adams, party leader and alleged former IRA leader, manoeuvred members of both government and opposition into

Sinn Féin Pulls Pro-Palesinian Stunt in Dublin Parliament

MH17 Tragedy is 'An Opportunity' Says Crass Eurocrat

In a display of insensitivity extraordinary even for a Brussels bureaucrat, a European Union official has told journalists that the downing of the Malaysian flight over Eastern Ukraine “provides an opportunity” for the EU to have “direct contact for the

MH17 Tragedy is 'An Opportunity' Says Crass Eurocrat

France Wants EU Empire to Expand into Arctic Circle

France is urging the European Union to seize influence on the Arctic Council, the organisation that brings together the eight nations with sovereign territory in the resource-rich Arctic region. However, Russia, which along with the United States and Canada dominates

France Wants EU Empire to Expand into Arctic Circle

Berlusconi's Conviction for Sex with 'Ruby the Heartstealer' Overturned

Silvio Berlusconi, former Italian prime minister and billionaire media mogul, has won an appeal against his 2013 conviction for paying an under-age prostitute for sex. His seven-year sentence was overturned by judges in Milan, meaning the 77-year old politician is

Berlusconi's Conviction for Sex with 'Ruby the Heartstealer' Overturned

EU Legal Official Says France Cannot Bar Gays from Giving Blood

A top legal official at the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has said French authorities may not exclude blood donations from gay sexually-active men. Paolo Mengozzi, an Advocate General at the court, published an opinion on Thursday which followed a

EU Legal Official Says France Cannot Bar Gays from Giving Blood

Obesity Is a 'Disablity', Claims EU Legal Advisor

One of the European Union’s top legal advisors has warned employers that they may not discriminate against grossly fat workers because “morbid obesity may come within the definition of disability” for the purposes of the EU’s Equal Treatment in Employment

Obesity Is a 'Disablity', Claims EU Legal Advisor

German Thieves Steal 300,000 Litres of Beer

First the German criminals targeted the sausages, now they’ve gone for the beer: just 24 hours after Breitbart London reported that federal authorities had uncovered a multi-billion euro price-fixing cartel among some of the country’s best known manufacturers of Germany’s

German Thieves Steal 300,000 Litres of Beer

EU Leaders Fail to Agree Top Jobs in Brussels

Leaders of the 28 member states of the European Union failed in the early hours of this morning to agree how to share out the remaining three top jobs in Brussels, after tensions over the appointment of a new EU

EU Leaders Fail to Agree Top Jobs in Brussels

German Sausage Companies Fined Over Price Fixing Cartel

German authorities have uncovered a price-fixing cartel among some of the country’s best-known sausage makers, claiming food manufacturers colluded for decades to rig the price of “Wurst” and related products. According to the Financial Times, Germany’s Federal Cartel Authority will

German Sausage Companies Fined Over Price Fixing Cartel

Euro Parliament Threatens to Veto Male Commissioners

After wrenching the power to select the next president of the European Commission away from the leaders of the member states, the European Parliament is now moving to take control of the selection of individual commissioners away from national governments.

Euro Parliament Threatens to Veto Male Commissioners

Germans Turn Their Backs on Obama

Approval ratings for both President Obama and the United States have dropped significantly in Germany, America’s most important ally in Europe, because of revelations about the U.S. spying on the Berlin government and America’s use of Drone strikes in such

Germans Turn Their Backs on Obama

Potential New Eurozone Crisis Could Give Germany Even More Power

Eurozone market wobbles, bank and sovereign jitters – as Diane Keaton sang in Annie Hall, “Seems like old times.” Or at least, seems like 2012. Yesterday a “mild” global sell-off was triggered by fears that financial troubles at Portugal’s Banco

Potential New Eurozone Crisis Could Give Germany Even More Power