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Trump chastises reporter while detailing Putin phone call

Trump chastises reporter while detailing Putin phone call

Trump answers questions from the media after meeting with Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini. #DailyBriefing #FoxNews FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7, FOXNews.com and the direct-to-consumer streaming…

Why do Central European nationalists love Israel?

Central European leaders view Mr. Netanyahu as a close ally. For his part, Mr. Netanyahu has cultivated relationships with Central European populist leaders. It is widely believed in the region that in order for a leader of a small Central European country to get an invitation to visit the White House, he should either buy a lot of American military equipment or Mr Netanyahu should lobby for the visit. Many of the founders of the Jewish state were from Central and Eastern Europe and their political imagination was shaped by the politics of the newly independent states that emerged in the region after World War I. It has preserved the heroic ethos of sacrifice in the name of the nation that nationalist politicians covet for their own societies. Central and Eastern Europeans see Israel as the only Western society that is winning the population war by reversing the trend of demographic decline. Central European nationalists’ fascination with Israel East European populists also share Mr. Netanyahu’s mistrust in anything that appears post-national or hints of cosmopolitanism. They agree with Yoram Hazony, a conservative Israeli political philosopher and Netanyahu supporter who is the author of the influential ‘The Virtue of Nationalism,’ who says that the major political clash in world history is neither between classes nor nations, but between nationalists who believe that the nation state is the best form of political organisation and imperialists who advocate for universal empire. Mr Orban sees much to admire there. Populist leaders in Central Europe view Israel as the model of how a small state could be sovereign and heroic.

Political Risk Is on the Rise in Europe. Here’s Why.

Recent election results suggest that the political landscape in several European countries is fragmenting. These developments will increase uncertainty about the policy direction of countries, leading to higher political risk across the Continent. Increasing political volatility at home will make it harder for governments to participate in decisions at the continental level, potentially slowing the decision-making process in the European Union. A few European countries have other systems. In the coming years, this trend will affect politics in multiple ways: General elections will become harder to predict. In many European countries, gone are the days when a handful of parties dominated national politics, and economic, political and social actors could make relatively accurate predictions about what would happen after a general election. More fragmented parliaments and a more balanced distribution of seats among multiple competing parties will prolong negotiations to form coalition governments. It took Germany's main political parties 86 days to form a coalition government after the country's general election in 2013. In Spain, it took two general elections within six months (in 2015 and 2016) before a government could be appointed. Italy, for example, is currently governed by two parties with little in common other than their rejection of the country's traditional parties.
French President Emmanuel Macron: ‘We Will Rebuild Notre Dame’ | Katy Tur | MSNBC

French President Emmanuel Macron: ‘We Will Rebuild Notre Dame’ | Katy Tur | MSNBC

French President Emmanuel Macron spoke out following the Notre Dame Cathedral fire in Paris. Macron said the historic church will be rebuilt within five years. No one was killed in the fire but two police officers and a firefighter were…
Gingrich praises Macron's response to Notre Dame fire

Gingrich praises Macron’s response to Notre Dame fire

Citing reconstruction efforts after World War II, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich expresses confidence that Notre Dame Cathedral will be restored to its former glory following devastating fire. #AmericasNewsroom #FoxNews FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC),…
Notre Dame Cathedral fire is out, French firefighters say

Notre Dame Cathedral fire is out, French firefighters say

Inspectors descend on the iconic Parisian landmark to check the cathedral's structural integrity following massive blaze; Greg Palkot reports. #AmericasNewsroom #FoxNews FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7,…
Notre Dame’s mournful remains seen in haunting new images

Notre Dame’s mournful remains seen in haunting new images

Here are the first images inside Notre Dame Cathedral after a fire destroyed its roof and iconic spire. #FoxNews FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7, FOXNews.com and…

Europe urged to reject US Middle East plan if it is unfair to Palestinians

High-ranking former European politicians have condemned the Trump administration’s one-sided Israel-Palestine policy and called in a letter for Europe to reject any US Middle East peace plan unless it is fair to Palestinians. The letter, sent to the Guardian, the EU and European governments, was signed by 25 former foreign ministers, six former prime ministers, and two former Nato secretary generals. Europe must stand by the two-state solution for Israel and Palestine | Letter Read more Europe, it said, should reject any plan that does not create a Palestinian state alongside Israel with Jerusalem as the capital for both countries. Since taking office, and amid praise from Israel’s government, Trump has taken measures seen as both punishing to Palestinians and which also stifle the viability of a Palestinian state. Friedman told the pro-Israel lobby group the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington last month that Trump was “Israel’s greatest ally ever to reside in the White House” and now was the time to push through a plan as his administration understood Israel should have permanent military control over the Palestinian territories. On Tuesday, Netanyahu won the Israeli election and is expected to secure a fifth term in office by forging a coalition government from rightwing and pro-settler parties. A few days before the polls, the prime minister said that, if he won, he planned to annex settlements in the occupied West Bank, a move Palestinians see as the end of their hopes for a state as there would be no unbroken land on which to build it. There aren’t going to be any settlers or settlements that are going to be torn. Queried about Netanyahu’s annexation plans, Trump’s secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, said they would not damage the undisclosed peace plan, hinting the US proposal did not envision Palestinian statehood. “I think that the vision that we’ll lay out is going to represent a significant change from the model that’s been used,” said Pompeo, who has previously stated he believes, as a Christian, it was possible God made Trump president to save the Jewish people.

Dangerous products could swamp UK after Brexit, warns Which?

Dangerous cars, electrical goods and toys could flood into the UK after Brexit unless the government urgently reforms the current “failing” safety enforcement system, a consumer group warned on Monday. says the public will be vulnerable to delays in spotting and dealing with unsafe products unless continued access to the European Safety Gate system is negotiated. Concern over food safety as US seeks greater access to UK markets Read more Its new analysis shows the scheme, under which 31 European countries alert each other to products with serious safety problems, issued 34% more notifications in 2018 than a decade ago. In recent months, alerts have included a toxic children’s putty that could damage youngsters’ reproductive systems, and clothing which posed a strangulation risk. Recall notices have also appeared for fire-risk HP laptop batteries, explosive Honda airbags and a flammable children’s Star Wars Stormtrooper outfit. Last year the system flagged 2,064 dangerous non-food products – 500 more than in 2008, when the figure stood at 1,542. While part of the increase may be attributed to better reporting by authorities, the increase highlights the scale of unsafe products that must be tackled, Which? Action can include recalls, warnings or seizing products at the border – all reliant on increasingly cash-strapped trading standards run by local councils. “If it is to make people’s safety the number one priority, the government must secure access to the European alert and information sharing systems after Brexit, as well as introduce major domestic reforms to ensure consumers are properly protected from unsafe products.” In 2018 toys and vehicles were the product categories with the highest number of safety notices, 655 and 419 respectively, and both with significant increases over 10 years. Martyn Allen, the technical director at Electrical Safety First, said that after Brexit: “If no agreement between all contributing member states is found, the UK may be disconnected from Safety Gate.

Kate and Gerry McCann given full custody of Brexit

Kate and Gerry McCann will be given full custody of Brexit after PM Theresa May called them both a ‘safe pair of hands’, citing their previous experience dealing with European authorities. After the Prime Minister conceded that her negotiations were going nowhere, she sought out the best that Britain has to offer. ‘To some, Brexit is like a child. It needs to be treated with care and nurtured. And I can think of no-one better than Kate and Gerry McCann,’ she told the press. The couple will be handed all the Brexit papers built up so far and are already hard at work to protect the process. ‘We’re going out for a meal to do a brainstorming session. All the papers have been left in our hotel room where I’m sure they’ll be safe and sound,’ said Gerry. Despite a dubious past, the McCanns are still thought to be more competent than anyone in the Conservative or Labour Party.