Russia Issues US-EU “Terror Alert” After “Terrorist Incident” At American Swiss Consulate

November 20, 2017   By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers A new Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) report circulating in the Kremlin today says that the issuance this afternoon of an unprecedented US-EU “terror alert” travel notice for Federation citizens is “directly related” to the mysterious closing of the American Consulate in Zurich, Switzerland, after a “terrorist incident” occurred there within…

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US Marine Presence Extended in Norway, Norwegian Lawmakers Want to Know Why

© REUTERS/ NTB Scanpix/Ned Alley EUROPE 02:03 31.10.2017Get short URL 71868527 Norway opposition leaders addressed country’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg, demanding answers about the United States’ Marine Corps’s presence in northern parts of their country. “There are questions for the government to answer here. It is clear the defense forces needs more funding to improve capabilities and adequately…

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After ‘independence,’ Catalonia girds for pushback from unity backers

Barcelona on knife’s edge as protesters opposed to secession to rally, amid looming fears of clash between Madrid government and pro-independence Catalans By AFPToday, 5:50 am  1 A young man uses a megaphone as other youths wrapped in Spanish flags listen to him during a demonstration calling for unity in Barcelona on October 28, 2017, a day…

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Puigdemont urges ‘democratic opposition’ to Spain

Catalan leader accused Madrid on Saturday of “premeditated aggression” against Catalonia. [Jordi Bedmar/ Generalitat de Catalunya/ AFP] MORE ON EUROPE Tajikistan uses Interpol red notice on Mirzorahim Kuzovtoday Catalonia independence: All the latest updatestoday What next for Catalonia? Key questions answeredtoday Andrew Simmons discusses the Catalonia crisistoday Catalonia’s deposed president has called on Catalans to peacefully…

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Spain on a knife’s edge as Madrid seizes control of rebel Catalonia

Spain on a knife’s edge as Madrid seizes control of rebel Catalonia Mariette Le Roux with Marie Giffard in Barcelona AFPOctober 27, 2017 View photos   Thousands took to the streets to celebrate after Catalonia’s parliament voted to declare independence from Spain (AFP Photo/PAU BARRENA) More Madrid (AFP) – Spain was plunged into crisis Friday…

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Oriol Junqueras said his party is now ‘going to work toward building a republic’ He was speaking on behalf of his party of not for President Carles Puigdemont Carles Puigdemont said he will not appear before the Spanish Senate in Madrid Senate suggested Puigdemont could appear to make his case for independence It comes as…

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Protesters take to the streets of Barcelona

Thousands of pro-independence Catalans took to the streets of Barcelona today Spain’s PM Mariano Rajoy said he would curb powers of the Catalan parliament Rajoy said government had taken this unprecedented decision to restore the law Also proposed central government ministers assume powers of Catalan officials Catalan president faces rebellion charge which could see him…

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Europe’s Secession Problems Aren’t Going Away

16 HOURS AGORyan McMaken Earlier this week, The New York Times noted that movements for greater local autonomy appear to be spreading throughout Europe. In some ways, the conflict in Catalonia is just the tip of the iceberg. The Times reports: Coming on the heels of the Catalan vote, the Lombardy and Veneto referendums are yet another signal of…

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Spain Sets Stage to Take Control of Catalonia in Independence Fight

By RAPHAEL MINDEROCT. 19, 2017 Photo Carles Puigdemont, the leader of Catalonia, has requested mediation over his region’s status in Spain.CreditSamuel Aranda for The New York Times BARCELONA, Spain — The standoff over Catalonia intensified significantly on Thursday as the Spanish government said it would take emergency measures to halt a secessionist drive in the economically…

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Dozens die as wildfires ravage Portugal and Spain

16 Oct 2017 MORE ON PORTUGAL Dozens die as wildfires ravage Portugal and Spainyesterday Portugal and Spain hit by deadly wildfires in Hurricane Opheliayesterday Portugal charges 18 police with ‘torture’ of black men3 months ago Chile beat Portugal to reach Confederations Cup final3 months ago At least 32 people, including a one-month infant, have died in…

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