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[Hints] Voices from the Blätterwald 2018-12-12

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Belt & Road Billionaire in Massive Bribery Scandal





'Terror' at Christmas market: French police hunt 'injured' gunman who shot dead three people and wounded 12 then fled in a hijacked TAXI following shootout with cops

- A gunman opened fire at Strasbourg's historic Christmas Market at around 8pm local time killing at least three
- A manhunt is underway for the gunman, 29-year-old local man Cherif Chekatt, who was on security watchlist
- He was shot by soldiers but still managed to evade a dragnet and flee in a hijacked taxi, leaving 12 people hurt
- President Macron raised the country's terror level to its highest state as anti-terror police probed the attack
- The Strasbourg-based European Parliament was put on lockdown following the shooting
At least three people were killed and 12 others injured last night when a gunman opened fire at a Christmas market in Strasbourg, northeastern France. Police are today hunting for the attacker, identified …

[Hinweise] Stimmen aus dem Blätterwald 2018-12-12

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Belt & Road Billionaire in Massive Bribery Scandal





'Terror' at Christmas market: French police hunt 'injured' gunman who shot dead three people and wounded 12 then fled in a hijacked TAXI following shootout with cops

- A gunman opened fire at Strasbourg's historic Christmas Market at around 8pm local time killing at least three
- A manhunt is underway for the gunman, 29-year-old local man Cherif Chekatt, who was on security watchlist
- He was shot by soldiers but still managed to evade a dragnet and flee in a hijacked taxi, leaving 12 people hurt
- President Macron raised the country's terror level to its highest state as anti-terror police probed the attack
- The Strasbourg-based European Parliament was put on lockdown following the shooting
At least three people were killed and 12 others injured last night when a gunman opened fire at a Christmas market in Strasbourg, northeastern France. Police are today hunting for the attacker, identified …

[Hinweise] Stimmen aus dem Blätterwald 2018-12-11

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Macron-Rede



'Yellow vests' slam Macron's speech as 'charade' and vow to carry on the 'battle'

Groups of "yellow vest" protesters across France responded scathingly to the "crumbs" offered by President Emmanuel Macron in a speech intended to defuse their revolt, but others acknowledged his efforts. ...

source: the local



1 Dead, 6 Injured In Strasbourg Christmas Market Shooting

At least one person is dead and three are injured following a shooting near a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg, home to the European Parliament, according to multiple reports. The shooter reportedly fled the scene according to AFP, while police have asked people to stay at home amid the manhunt. According to local newspaper DNA, the incident is assumed to be a terrorist attack. ...



source: zero hedge



The EU and the warning signs of Fascism

Things are spiralling out of control in Europe, faster than many predicted. Outside o…

[Hints] Voices from the Blätterwald 2018-12-11

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Macron addresses ‘Yellow Vests’ crisis (Full statement)



'Yellow vests' slam Macron's speech as 'charade' and vow to carry on the 'battle'

Groups of "yellow vest" protesters across France responded scathingly to the "crumbs" offered by President Emmanuel Macron in a speech intended to defuse their revolt, but others acknowledged his efforts. ...

source: the local



1 Dead, 6 Injured In Strasbourg Christmas Market Shooting

At least one person is dead and three are injured following a shooting near a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg, home to the European Parliament, according to multiple reports. The shooter reportedly fled the scene according to AFP, while police have asked people to stay at home amid the manhunt. According to local newspaper DNA, the incident is assumed to be a terrorist attack. ...



source: zero hedge



The EU and the warning signs of Fascism

Things are spiralling out of control in E…

[Hints] Voices from the Blätterwald 2018-12-10

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Amid Middle East Realignment & Saudi Blockade, Qatar Withdraws from OPEC





Why have the 'Yellow Vest' protests spilled over into Belgium?

As ‘Yellow Vest’ protesters clashed with police on Saturday in cities across France, most notably in its capital, around 1,000 protesters clad in the high visibility vests that have become symbolic of the movement also gathered in Brussels, Belgium. The "gilets jaunes" or "Yellow Vests" movement began in France as a response to a proposed hike on fuel prices. Now it’s turned into a large, amorphous protest movement railing more generally against high taxes and the cost of living. And that, at least, is a notion that can’t be confined to just France. On Saturday, December 8, Belgian police fired tear gas and water cannons at “gilets jaunes” protesters in the capital, Brussels, as they tried to breach a riot barricade. Meanwhile in Paris, as protesters took to the streets for a fourth successive Saturday of disconte…

[Hinweise] Stimmen aus dem Blätterwald 2018-12-10

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Amid Middle East Realignment & Saudi Blockade, Qatar Withdraws from OPEC





Why have the 'Yellow Vest' protests spilled over into Belgium?

As ‘Yellow Vest’ protesters clashed with police on Saturday in cities across France, most notably in its capital, around 1,000 protesters clad in the high visibility vests that have become symbolic of the movement also gathered in Brussels, Belgium. The "gilets jaunes" or "Yellow Vests" movement began in France as a response to a proposed hike on fuel prices. Now it’s turned into a large, amorphous protest movement railing more generally against high taxes and the cost of living. And that, at least, is a notion that can’t be confined to just France. On Saturday, December 8, Belgian police fired tear gas and water cannons at “gilets jaunes” protesters in the capital, Brussels, as they tried to breach a riot barricade. Meanwhile in Paris, as protesters took to the streets for a fourth successive Saturday of disconte…

[Hints] Voices from the Blätterwald 2018-12-09

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CrossTalk: France Goes Yellow



Szenen wie im Bürgerkrieg: Die französische Polizei setzte gestern gepanzerte Fahrzeuge und Tränengas Granaten ein, um eine größtenteils friedliche Demonstration gegen Präsident #Macron aufzulösen. 🤕 #GiletsJaunes#europaistdieantwortpic.twitter.com/zyFYPf6LjP— Dora zwitschert (@DoraGezwitscher) December 9, 2018

"Scenes like the Civil War: The French police yesterday used armored vehicles and tear gas grenades to disperse a largely peaceful demonstration against President #Macron"



Geopolitical Stakes Are Huge On This Tiny Island

The specter of a rumored U.S. military buildup in Cyprus that would draw a major Russian response now adds to the ongoing Greek Cypriot-Turkish conflict over the island and the oil and gas riches it promises. Ever since the massive hydrocarbon discovery in Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in 2011 by American company Noble Energy the island has been the center of a geopolitical game that doesn’t stop with rif…

[Hinweise] Stimmen aus dem Blätterwald 2018-12-09

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CrossTalk: France Goes Yellow



Szenen wie im Bürgerkrieg: Die französische Polizei setzte gestern gepanzerte Fahrzeuge und Tränengas Granaten ein, um eine größtenteils friedliche Demonstration gegen Präsident #Macron aufzulösen. 🤕 #GiletsJaunes#europaistdieantwortpic.twitter.com/zyFYPf6LjP— Dora zwitschert (@DoraGezwitscher) December 9, 2018



Geopolitical Stakes Are Huge On This Tiny Island

The specter of a rumored U.S. military buildup in Cyprus that would draw a major Russian response now adds to the ongoing Greek Cypriot-Turkish conflict over the island and the oil and gas riches it promises. Ever since the massive hydrocarbon discovery in Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in 2011 by American company Noble Energy the island has been the center of a geopolitical game that doesn’t stop with rife tensions between Turkey and the Greek Cypriots. And now this game is drawing nearer to its climax, with much at stake. Cyprus--an island in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Se…

[Hints] Voices from the Blätterwald 2018-12-07

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? VIDEO ? - #Société : Des blindés de la @Gendarmerie Nationale serait en route vers #Paris, peut-être pour la manifestation des #GiletsJaunes du Samedi #8Decembre ! #giletsjaunes#8Decembre2018pic.twitter.com/G4sqY2fReG— FranceNews24 (@FranceNews24) December 6, 2018

"VIDEO # Society: armored vehicles of the @Gendarmerie Nationale would be on the way to #Paris, maybe for the demonstration of #JilettesJaunes of Saturday # 8December! #giletsjaunes # 8December2018"

Child rioters as young as 12 are among 153 arrested at a SINGLE French high school as astonishing footage shows suspects kneeling with their hands behind their heads as police bark out commands

- Astonishing video shows police guarding pupils from the Lycée Saint-Exupéry
- Children and teenagers have their hands behind their heads and are on knees
- Footage will cause embarrassment to Macron as he struggles to stem protests
Child rioters as young as 12 were among 153 arrested at a single high school in Franc…

[Hinweise] Stimmen aus dem Blätterwald 2018-12-07

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? VIDEO ? - #Société : Des blindés de la @Gendarmerie Nationale serait en route vers #Paris, peut-être pour la manifestation des #GiletsJaunes du Samedi #8Decembre ! #giletsjaunes#8Decembre2018pic.twitter.com/G4sqY2fReG— FranceNews24 (@FranceNews24) December 6, 2018

"VIDEO # Society: Gepanzerte Fahrzeuge der @Gendarmerie Nationale wären auf dem Weg zu #Paris, vielleicht zur Demonstration von #JilettesJaunes vom Samstag # 8Dezember! #giletsjaunes # 8December2018"

Child rioters as young as 12 are among 153 arrested at a SINGLE French high school as astonishing footage shows suspects kneeling with their hands behind their heads as police bark out commands

- Astonishing video shows police guarding pupils from the Lycée Saint-Exupéry
- Children and teenagers have their hands behind their heads and are on knees
- Footage will cause embarrassment to Macron as he struggles to stem protests
Child rioters as young as 12 were among 153 arrested at a single high school in Fran…

[Hinweise] Stimmen aus dem Blätterwald 2018-12-06

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‘Mentally-ill catalogue’: Art collective campaigns to denounce far-right Chemnitz protesters





Macrons Krise und Merkels Beitrag

Nach den massiven Protesten der “Gelbwesten” hat die Regierung in Paris den Rückzug angetreten. Die Ökosteuer auf Sprit wird auf Eis gelegt, Strom und Gas sollen auch nicht teurer werden. Für Präsident Macron ist es ein Debakel – aber auch Kanzlerin Merkel sollte auf der Hut sein. Die Proteste richten sich nämlich nicht nur gegen die Ökosteuern, an denen sich der Protest der Gelbwesten entzündete. Es geht auch nicht nur um die arrogante Art und Weise, mit der Macron sein Land reagiert. Gelbwesten, Gewerkschaften und andere Kritiker wenden sich vielmehr gegen die neoliberale Politik, die Macron knallhart durchzieht. Und zwar “auf Geheiß von Brüssel und Berlin”, wie viele Franzosen glauben. Tatsächlich sind die Arbeitsmarkt-Reformen, mit denen Macron seine Amtszeit begonnen hat, in Deutschland abgeschaut und von der EU-Kommission abgesegnet worden. Berlin …