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Macron orders probe into France's role in Rwanda genocide
The announcement coincides with events in Rwanda commemorating the killings, 25 years on. Macron had ruffled feathers in Rwanda by saying that he could not attend this year.
Barack Obama gets rock star reception in Germany
The desire, it seemed, to remember a time when US leadership was less focused on nativism and alienating allies was palpable on Thursday night.
LEAK: Europe puts pressure on Beijing ahead of EU-China summit
Among their demands, Europeans want to include a reform of the World Trade Organisation rules to scale back subsidies and the forced transfer [?] of technology to China, as well as the elimination of all market barriers to European investors coming to the country.
Meanwhile in LIBYA ...
UN head 'shocked' by suffering at migrant camp in Libya
European Union cooperation with Libya has been credited with sharply reducing the number of migrants arriving from North Africa and the Middle East from a 2015 peak when Europe faced its worst migration crisis since World War II.
free uighurs

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Apr 6th, 2019 at 02:02:16 AM EST
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Greek police, migrants clash for third day
Several migrants, including children, have fainted amid the clouds of tear gas on Saturday. The protesters have lit fires to make the air more bearable, but fires have also erupted from exploding stun grenades.
Chinese investors dominate Golden Visas in Greece
The residence permits issued last year to citizens of countries outside the European Union who bought properties for at least 250,000 euros each grew 46 percent from 2017, according to the latest data from the Migration Policy Ministry.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Apr 6th, 2019 at 02:45:13 PM EST
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Migrants hoping to reach northern Greece leave Athens train station
"An effort is under way to make these people understand that the ["social media"] promises and reassurances they were given are not true. They stand to lose more than they hope to gain. We are constantly informing them and they are already starting to withdraw," general secretary of the Migration Ministry, Miltiadis Klapas, told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA-MPA).

Trains leaving from Larissis station were canceled on Friday after dozens of protesters sat on the tracks. The refugees and migrants who bought tickets to travel to northern Greece were reimbursed, the ANA-MPA said.



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Apr 6th, 2019 at 02:53:14 PM EST
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Ryanair strike fear eases with Portugal pilot deal
"Last summer, the airline was hit by 24-hour stoppages by cabin crew in Portugal, but insisted at the time that the industrial action had a limited impact on its operations."
Ryanair joins EU's top polluter club
"Responding to the news, Ryanair said in a statement that it 'is Europe's greenest and cleanest airline.'"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Apr 6th, 2019 at 11:31:41 PM EST
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hmm. Speaking of labor value theory, competition and "posting", ahh equilibrium and surplus...

Polish workers earn lowest [NE] wages, half of foreign workers come from the EU
Looks like conditions are kind of tough for undescended euros of the union.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Apr 7th, 2019 at 08:59:08 PM EST
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Trade and rights hit EU talks with China
"The intensification of EU diplomacy since March reflects frustration over China's reluctance to allow foreign companies to set up there without restrictions while taking full advantage of the EU's openness [?], EU diplomats say."

< yawn >

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Apr 6th, 2019 at 11:34:06 PM EST
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Rwanda probe :
It's a bullshit whitewash
  1. Defense archives are declassified after 20 years, but not in the case of those referencing Rwanda
  2. Two historians with special expertise were recused from the inquiry by the government... I guess they know too much.

Macron ensures continuity with his predecessors of left and right, of denying that France has blood on its hands.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Mon Apr 8th, 2019 at 12:33:12 PM EST
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