France’s interior minister launches probe after ‘shocking images’ of police clearing migrant camp

France is investigating images showing police dismantling a 450-strong migrant camp in central Paris, clashing with demonstrators, attacking journalists and using batons and tear gas against the crowd. … Read More >France’s interior minister launches probe after ‘shocking images’ of police clearing migrant camp

Mayors of Budapest & Warsaw revolt against Hungarian & Polish govts, ask EU to send money directly to them

The governments of Hungary and Poland have been blasted for derailing the EU budget and Covid-19 recovery fund by the mayors of Budapest and Warsaw, who wrote to Brussels urging it to work directly with regional authorities. … Read More >Mayors of Budapest & Warsaw revolt against Hungarian & Polish govts, ask EU to send money directly to them

Terrorism investigation opened into attack on 2 women in Swiss store, suspect ‘shouted Allahu Akbar’ during stabbing

A stabbing attack which injured two women in a department store in the Swiss city of Lugano is being investigated as a suspected terrorist act. The female suspect, who allegedly called out ‘Allahu Akbar,’ has been arrested. … Read More >Terrorism investigation opened into attack on 2 women in Swiss store, suspect ‘shouted Allahu Akbar’ during stabbing

Sweden Spent 15 Years Accusing Russia of Breaching Its Waters. It Was Actually Herring Shoals

It’s perfectly feasible that in the 1980s a major diplomatic incident between nuclear superpowers could have been triggered by fish farts. In fact, Russia and Sweden nearly came to blows over this very thing. They just didn’t know it at the time. … Read More >Sweden Spent 15 Years Accusing Russia of Breaching Its Waters. It Was Actually Herring Shoals

Brussels warns France on press freedom as Macron’s government pushes ahead with security law

The European Commission has reminded the French government of its duty to ensure journalists can carry out their work “freely and safely,” as parliament votes to crackdown on the publication of images of on-duty police officers. … Read More >Brussels warns France on press freedom as Macron’s government pushes ahead with security law

Clashes in Poland as police remove pro-choice activists chained to Warsaw’s Ministry of Education

Police in Warsaw clashed with demonstrators who chained themselves to the gates of the Ministry of National Education and staged a roadblock on a bridge on Monday in protest over Poland’s toughening of abortion rights. … Read More >Clashes in Poland as police remove pro-choice activists chained to Warsaw’s Ministry of Education

French police DEMOLISH protest camp, after 450 migrants pitch their tents in center of Paris (VIDEOS)

Police in Paris have cleared out a temporary migrant camp set up in the middle of the French capital, clashing with pro-migrant protesters. The demonstrators say the migrants set up the camp to demand accommodation. … Read More >French police DEMOLISH protest camp, after 450 migrants pitch their tents in center of Paris (VIDEOS)

‘Historic Allies, Not Vassals’: Debate Continues on Contentious Issue of European Army, US Reliance

European politicians have long been debating the contentious issue of creating their own army, independent of the United States and NATO, with Paris particularly enthusiastic about the idea, and Berlin expressing scepticism. Though the subject of heated discussion, the issue has yet to move beyond debate. … Read More >‘Historic Allies, Not Vassals’: Debate Continues on Contentious Issue of European Army, US Reliance

French riot police remove HELMETS as crowd cheers at Paris protest against new security bill (VIDEO)

Police officers were pictured taking off their helmets to cheers from the crowd at an overnight protest in Paris sparked by the so-called Global Security Bill, which makes it illegal to distribute pictures of law enforcement. … Read More >French riot police remove HELMETS as crowd cheers at Paris protest against new security bill (VIDEO)