(LONDON) Latest: Two men have appeared in ‘ Westminster Court ‘ on Friday accused of preparing to build a bomb in the lead up to #Christmas for an attack in the UK after Counter Terrorist Police raided houses in Chesterfield & Sheffield recently finding bombing making equipment #AceNewsDesk reports — Ace News Services

#AceNewsReport – Dec.29: Chip shop owner Andy Sami Star, 31, from Chesterfield, and Farhad Salah, 22, from Sheffield, are charged with preparing an act of terrorism: The pair, who appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court by video link from Leeds, were remanded in custody #AceNewsDesk reports PA Julia Quenzler – Farhad Salah and Andy Sami Star […]

via (LONDON) Latest: Two men have appeared in ‘ Westminster Court ‘ on Friday accused of preparing to build a bomb in the lead up to #Christmas for an attack in the UK after Counter Terrorist Police raided houses in Chesterfield & Sheffield recently finding bombing making equipment #AceNewsDesk reports — Ace News Services

The reality of the migrant situation confronting elderly German citizens

Unlike Mrs Merkel, Germany’s older citizens have to put up with the new influx of migrants in their everyday lives and, for many, this is becoming a disheartening experience. This one old lady is very frank in her views and feelings on Merkel’s decision to flood her country with immigrants. As she says, it should come to no surprise to the German Chancellor that older citizens opted to vote for the AfD.

 

Europe’s unprecedented challenge from the authoritarians in the east

How the EU deals with members flouting core western liberal norms and values could overshadow Brexit wrangling in 2018

Jarosław Kaczyński, leader of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party.

Jarosław Kaczyński, leader of Poland’s increasingly authoritarian Law and Justice party. Photograph: Czarek Sokołowski/AP

n 2017, Europe survived the crunch Dutch, French and German elections that – after Brexit and Trump – many predicted would mark the beginning of its end. In 2018, the biggest threats could come from the east.

When Poland and Hungary joined the EU in 2004, the integration of the former communist bloc countries was seen as critical to the bloc’s post-cold war advance. Barely a decade later, they risk becoming its first rogue states.

How Europe deals with members deliberately flouting the core western liberal norms and values it strives to embody – social tolerance, respect for free speech, an independent judiciary – could dominate 2018 far more than Britain’s exit.

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In a First, U.N. Evacuates Dozens of Refugees from Libya to Italy

According to this article in the New York Times (23 Dec., 2017),

‘Dozens of refugees and migrants who were held in detention in bleak conditions in Libya were evacuated to Italy late on Friday night, according to the United Nations’ refugee agency.

It is the first time that the organization has relocated people from Libya directly into Europe. The group of 162 refugees and migrants from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and Yemen arrived at a military base near Rome aboard two planes.’

Now, I don’t disagree with these vulnerable migrants being airlifted out of Libya, but what I do disagree with is that they have been brought to Europe. Why could not U.N. ot return them to their countries of origin i.e. Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and Yemen? Why is Europe responsible for them when it should be their own countries or the African Union.

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Is the UK Overthrowing the Christian Basis of the West?

  • As the progressive publication Prospect asked, “if we are no longer a Christian country, what are we?”
  • Christians in the UK are on course to be in the minority by the middle of the century.
  • What defines Europe are its boundaries – not physical but cultural. Without its culture, Europe could not be distinguished from the rest of the world. And the pillar of this culture is based on the Judeo-Christian heritage and values.
Lichfield Cathedral, in Staffordshire, England. (Image source: Wikimedia Commons/David Iliff. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0)
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