Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/1/2020

A man deliberately drove a car at high speed through a pedestrian zone in the German city of Trier, killing five people (some reports say four) and wounding a number of others. There is no indication of cultural enrichment so far in the incident. The driver was identified as “Berndt W.” in some media reports, while others withheld any identification, since the driver was not the registered owner of the car. The perpetrator is said to have been extremely drunk when he committed the crime.

In other news, the Michigan state senate held a hearing today on alleged election fraud in last month’s voting.

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Thanks to Dean, Fjordman, Reader from Chicago, SS, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Financial Crisis
» Last Year, Czechia Had the Lowest Unemployment Rate in the EU
 
USA
» “Don’t Leave Trash in the Desert”: Bizarre Utah Monolith Removed for Good
» “Superforecasters” Now See 90% Odds 200 Million Americans Will be Vaccinated by October
» Activists Plan ‘Week of Action’ To Avenge Death of Antifa Murderer
» Berkeley Prof: “Law and Order” Is a Racist Dog-Whistle
» Biden’s Pick for Budget Chief Scrubs Twitter History Ahead of Contentious Confirmation
» Biden Press Secretary Seen Wearing Communist Hammer-and-Sickle Hat in Resurfaced Photo
» Explosive: Michigan Illegally Counted or Ignored 500k Ballots, Lawsuit Claims
» Fauci Slammed for Finally Admitting Schools Should be Open
» Firm That Owns Dominion Voting Systems Received $400 Million From Swiss Bank Account Funded by Communist Chinese Gov & Companies Before Election
» Georgia Secretary of State is Investigating 250 Cases of Illegal Voting
» GOP Plaintiffs Ask SCOTUS to Block Pennsylvania Certification
» L.A. Protesters Gather Outside Public Health Director’s Home, Rail Against New Shutdown: “No Science, No Data, No Shutdown”
» LA County Supervisor Eats at Restaurant Hours After Voting to Ban Outdoor Dining
» Legitimacy of Biden Win Buried by Objective Data
» Local News Pushing for Social Media Censorship Smells Like Propaganda
» Mathematician Says Biden May Have Received 130 Percent of the Democrat Vote in Maricopa, AZ
» MI Senate Holds Hearing on Alleged Election Fraud
» Microsoft Developing Technology That Allows Employers to Monitor Body Language of Employees During Staff Meetings
» Powell: Dominion Server Removed From Fulton County While Lawyers Sought Restraining Order
» Project Veritas Has Been Listening in on Internal CNN Calls for Months and is About to Release the Recordings Tonight
» Seattle Moves to Slash Police Budget as it Sees Highest Homicide Rate in a Decade
» Study of Blood Donations Point to U.S. Coronavirus Cases as Early as December 2019
» Trump Ballots Defaulted and Switched to Biden on Dominion System: Maricopa GOP Chairwoman
» Trump Campaign Plans WI Lawsuit, Alleging 220,000 Ballots Illegally Cast in “Abuse” Of Absentee Voting
» Whistleblowers: Postal Service Labeled Trump Mail ‘Undeliverable, ‘ 388,000 Ballots Backdated, ‘Disappear’
» White House Slams AG Barr’s Claims of No Election Fraud: “There’s Been No Semblance of a DOJ Investigation”
 
Europe and the EU
» 2020 Set to be Record Year for Fatal Shootings in Sweden
» British Court Rules it is “Doubtful” Teens Under 16 Can Consent to Puberty Blockers, Sides With Detransitioner
» Could “Fact Checkers” Be Coming to Streaming Services? UK Culture Secretary Lashes Out at “The Crown” Accuracy
» Florida Gov Slams Lockdown-Advocates as “Today’s Flat-Earthers”
» French High Court Says Limits on Public Worship ‘Manifestly Unlawful’
» Imams Refusing to Recognise Divorces, Despite Swedish State Recognition
» Merkel Hopes for Compromise on Rule of Law Veto Battle, But Chances Remain Slim
» ‘Outlaws’: Defiant French Priests Break Lockdown Rules to Keep Churches Open to All
» ‘People Were Thrown Through the Air’: Several Dead After Car Crashes Through German Pedestrian Street
» PM Viktor Orban Becomes Longest Ruling Hungarian Prime Minister Ever
» Prince Harry Makes Climate Plea: ‘What if Every One of US Was a Raindrop?’
» Red Cross Warns ‘Fake Vaccine News’ Could Cause “Second Pandemic”
» Scotland’s Sturgeon Hints at Legal Move if Independence Vote Blocked
» Switzerland Referendum on Human Rights, Environment Violations Fails
» Trier: Five Die as Car Ploughs Through Germany Pedestrian Zone
» UK Minister: You Might be Banned From Venues Without Vaccine Passport
» UK Towns Use Coronavirus to Justify Mass Surveillance of Residents’ Personal Details
» UK: Boris Faces Massive Tory Rebellion Over Coronavirus Restrictions
» UK: Boris Johnson to Repeal Election-Busting Law That Almost Scuppered Brexit
» UK: Cornwall Police Will Hold Back Hoard of Thirsty Anglos Seeking Beer After Lockdown
» UK: Gove Claims Government Not Considering ‘Vaccine Passports’ To Enter Venues
» Warsaw’s Morawiecki-Orban Meeting: We Are Open to New Proposals From the EU
 
North Africa
» Australian Citizen Finally Released From Jail After Egypt Arrest for Hitting “Like” On a Political Post
 
Far East
» China to Enjoy Better Post-COVID Economy Than All Other Major Nations
» Farage: China is ‘Licking Its Chops’ At the Thought of a Biden Presidency
» Report: Nike, Coke, Other Companies Lobbying Against Bill That Would Ban Goods Made With Slave Labor of Uighurs in Xinjiang
 
Australia — Pacific
» Beijing Provokes Australia Again With a New Doctored Image Mocking Scott Morrison and a Disturbing Cartoon of a Bloodied Kangaroo
» China Tells ‘Arrogant’ Scott Morrison to ‘Kneel on the Ground and Slap Himself in the Face’ After the PM Demanded an Apology Over Vile Fake Photo of Aussie Soldier Holding a Knife to an Afghan Kid
» Chinese Company Who Bought Up an Idyllic Australian Island ‘Tries to Stop Aussies From Even Setting Foot There’ and Keep it Exclusively for Asian Tourists
» Downturn, What Downturn? House Prices Rise in Every Major City for the First Time Since Start of Coronavirus Crisis — With Records Reached in 32 Parts of Australia
» Who IS Australia’s Chinese Troll? How ‘Wolf Warrior’ Diplomat Has Built a Career Out of Inflammatory Tweets Including Horrific Post About Afghan Killings — and Why There’s More to Come
» Why Australia Has Become a Nation of Drivers — and How Our Roads Could be Busier for Years to Come
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» 110 Nigerian Farmers Slain in Single Day, Boko Haram Believed to be Responsible
» 20 Christians Slaughtered by Jihadist Group in the Democratic Republic of Congo
 
Immigration
» German Government Supports Rejected Asylum Seekers Instead of Reallocating Funds to Citizens, AfD Reports
» Hungary Will Never Become a Migrant Country, Says State Minister Menczer
» Syrian Refugee and Mother-of-Three is Found Stabbed to Death on Her Kitchen Floor — as Her Husband is Charged With Murder Just Months After They Arrived in Australia
 
Culture Wars
» NASDAQ to Require One Woman and One Minority or LGBTQ on Company Boards
» Norway Outlaws Hate Speech Against Trans People
» Pope Francis Calls for ‘New Social Justice’ To Challenge Utopia
» Pro-Abortion Protests in Poland Are Quickly Fading
» UK: Eton College Defends Sacking Teacher Over Video on Masculinity
 

Last Year, Czechia Had the Lowest Unemployment Rate in the EU

Data published by the Czech Statistical Office in the Statistical Yearbook 2020 show that last year, the Czech Republic had the lowest unemployment rate in the EU for the fourth year in a row. The unemployment rate reached only two percent. Germany ranked second with a 3.2 percent unemployment rate, while Greece remained on the other end of the statistics with 17.3 percent.

The EU average unemployment rate was 6.3 percent, while in the eurozone, it was 7.5 percent.

The statistics also revealed that in that period, the Czech economy grew faster than the EU and the eurozone average of 1.5 percent and 1.3 percent, respectively. Last year, it grew by 2.6 percent. With 5.5 percent, Ireland’s gross domestic product (GDP) reported the fastest growth.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

“Don’t Leave Trash in the Desert”: Bizarre Utah Monolith Removed for Good

The bizarre metallic monolith that was discovered in a remote area the Utah desert has now been removed permanently by a group of hikers, one of whom reportedly said, “Don’t leave trash in the desert.”

Since the discovery of the monument last month and the subsequent revelation of its location, the site was slowly turning into a tourist hotspot, leading some environmentally aware activists to remove the object in the name of protecting the landscape.

The monolith vanished on the night of November 27, but a Facebook user called Ross Bernards explained how he witnessed precisely how the structure was toppled and taken away.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

“Superforecasters” Now See 90% Odds 200 Million Americans Will be Vaccinated by October

With Moderna officially filing for expedited approval from the FDA yesterday, and Pfizer following up by announcing early Tuesday in the New York morning, With vaccine newsflow driving trading activity for yet another week, the team of analysts at Goldman Sachs has produced another handy guide to new developments in the race for a global vaccine.

Like the last update, Goldman’s latest piece focuses on where the top performers are in the process, and which countries and regions have a step up in the race to ‘reserve’ precious resources.

One interesting addition to this week’s chartbook is a summary of the ‘outlook’ for achieving ‘widespread vaccination’ in different parts of the world, featuring notable quotes from Dr. Fauci and Matt Hancock (the secretary of health in the UK).

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Activists Plan ‘Week of Action’ To Avenge Death of Antifa Murderer

Anarchist insurgents are still seeking vengeance for martyred Antifa killer Michael Reinoehl “to help highlight a presidential assassination of a comrade.”

“Post these up around your town or city to help highlight a presidential assassination of a comrade!” tweeted The Base, the self-described revolutionary anarchist center in Brooklyn “committed to the spreading of anarchist ideas and organizing.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Berkeley Prof: “Law and Order” Is a Racist Dog-Whistle

Authored by Benjamin Zeisloft via Campus Reform

Ian Haney Lopez, a University of California-Berkeley law professor, created a series of videos that explains why terms like “law and order” are “dog whistles” for racism.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Biden’s Pick for Budget Chief Scrubs Twitter History Ahead of Contentious Confirmation

With Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer calling on Congress to begin hearings on Joe Biden’s Cabinet picks before the inauguration while the results of the 2020 election remain in dispute, one nominee has already stoked controversy for peddling conspiracy theories and partisan attacks on Twitter — and is now deleting the evidence.

Neera Tanden, Biden’s pick for budget director, has deleted over 1,000 tweets in anticipation of a contentious confirmation vote. Many of the tweets were critical of GOP senators, whose votes she’ll need (assuming Republicans hold the Senate after two January runoff elections in Georgia).

In addition to spreading disinformation claiming that Russian hackers flipped votes to President Trump in the 2016 election — something Democrats currently stand accused of in the 2020 race, Tanden — a veteran Hillary Clinton aide and current president of the John Podesta-founded Center for American Progress — attacked Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) in a still active tweet — calling her “pathetic” for supporting Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination in the Senate (after Democrats accused him of operating a ‘rape gang’ in the 1980s).

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Biden Press Secretary Seen Wearing Communist Hammer-and-Sickle Hat in Resurfaced Photo

Jen Psaki, Joe Biden’s newly named press secretary, is in hot water over the emergence of an old photo showing her wearing a hat with a communist hammer-and-sickle symbol on it.

The photo comes from 2014 when Psaki served in the Obama State Department, and shows her standing with then-Secretary of State John Kerry, as well as Russian ambassador Sergey Lavrov, and spokeswoman Maria Zakharova. Zakharova supposedly gifted the pink hat to Psaki, a practice the Biden team says is “tradition.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Explosive: Michigan Illegally Counted or Ignored 500k Ballots, Lawsuit Claims

In the wee hours of Thanksgiving Day, the Amistad Project of the Thomas More Society filed an explosive election lawsuit asking Michigan’s Supreme Court to prevent Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson from certifying the election results until the Michigan legislature can fully investigate fraud claims and to force election officials to hand over all election materials to the legislature for this purpose. The lawsuit claims that officials illegally counted or threw out no fewer than 508,016 ballots, far more than Joe Biden’s 154,000-vote margin over Donald Trump.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Fauci Slammed for Finally Admitting Schools Should be Open

Lockdown zealot Dr. Anthony Fauci was slammed this week for finally admitting that schools should have been open despite coronavirus restrictions, with critics charging that children have been subjected to eight months of hell for no good reason.

During a Sunday appearance on ABC’s “This Week”, Fauci stated that “The default position should be to try as best as possible, within reason, to keep the children in school, to get them back to school.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Firm That Owns Dominion Voting Systems Received $400 Million From Swiss Bank Account Funded by Communist Chinese Gov & Companies Before Election

An investigation into SEC filings has revealed that the firm which owns Dominion Voting Systems received $400 million dollars from a Swiss bank with close links to the Chinese government less than a month before the election.

The investigation centers on Staple Street Capital, which acquired Dominion Voting Systems in 2018.

Dominion Voting Systems operates voting machines in 28 states and has been accused by President Trump and his supporters of being involved in deleting millions of votes for Trump in addition to switching votes to Biden on election night.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Georgia Secretary of State is Investigating 250 Cases of Illegal Voting

Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said on Monday that his office is investigating 250 separate cases of “credible claims of illegal voting” in the state.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

GOP Plaintiffs Ask SCOTUS to Block Pennsylvania Certification

Authored by Simon Veazey via The Epoch Times

The Republican plaintiffs who are challenging legislation that allowed mail-in ballots from all comers in Pennsylvania, today filed a request to the Supreme Court to block the state from certifying the election.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

L.A. Protesters Gather Outside Public Health Director’s Home, Rail Against New Shutdown: “No Science, No Data, No Shutdown”

Facing a new wave of COVID-19 shutdown orders set to take effect Monday, roughly 50 protesters gathered outside the home of Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer on Sunday.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

LA County Supervisor Eats at Restaurant Hours After Voting to Ban Outdoor Dining

Authored by Andrea Widburg via AmericanThinker.com

In the early days of television, Sheila Kuehl had a role in a now forgotten show, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, which ended in 1963. She then became a leftist, a lawyer, and a politician. Despite the long interval between her Hollywood years and today, Kuehl still clings to that lampooned Hollywood notion about stars versus “the little people.” How else can one explain that, after railing against restaurants and voting to shut them down, Kuehl promptly went to a nice restaurant for dinner?

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Legitimacy of Biden Win Buried by Objective Data

Emerging information from the states render his victory less and less plausible.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Local News Pushing for Social Media Censorship Smells Like Propaganda

“This is extremely dangerous to our democracy” — literally dozens of local US news media affiliates’ hosts are heard repeating the same phrase at the end of a compilation video shared on Twitter.

But the reporters from news stations that belong to the Sinclair Broadcast Group weren’t talking about themselves, that is, the negative effect that this kind of script-reading that appears to have been handed to all of them from the same source has on journalism, and therefore democracy.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Mathematician Says Biden May Have Received 130 Percent of the Democrat Vote in Maricopa, AZ

A scientist in the fields of pattern recognition in mathematical analysis, testified Monday that Biden may have received a weighted 130 percent of Democrat votes in Maricopa County, Arizona, to help him win the state.

Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai is an Indian-American scientist, engineer, politician, and entrepreneur who holds four degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, including a Ph.D. in biological engineering.

Ayyadurai presented his findings via video to select members of Arizona’s legislature during a public hearing at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Phoenix. The event was put on by members of President Donald Trump’s legal team to gather and examine evidence of 2020 election irregularities and fraud in the state.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

MI Senate Holds Hearing on Alleged Election Fraud

The Michigan state Senate held a hearing on Tuesday about alleged election fraud in the state.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Microsoft Developing Technology That Allows Employers to Monitor Body Language of Employees During Staff Meetings

Tech giant Microsoft has patented a new form of technology designed to monitor the body language and facial expressions of employees during company meetings. Utilizing cameras and sensors, the “meeting insight computing system” would allow companies to gauge the level of engagement they are getting from workers during staff meetings.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Powell: Dominion Server Removed From Fulton County While Lawyers Sought Restraining Order

Authored by Ivan Pantchoukov via The Epoch Times

Attorney Sidney Powell said on Monday that someone had removed a Dominion Voting Systems server from a recount center in Fulton County, Georgia.

“Someone went down to the Fulton center where the votes and Dominion machines were, claimed there was a software glitch and they had to replace the software, and it seems that they removed the server,” Powell told “Lou Dobbs Tonight” in an interview aired on Nov. 30.

Powell added that her team does not know where the server is.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Project Veritas Has Been Listening in on Internal CNN Calls for Months and is About to Release the Recordings Tonight

James O’Keefe of Project Veritas has been eavesdropping on CNN’s internal conference calls for months. And he claims to have recordings of top-level CNN staff openly discussing how Democrats tell them how to cover certain stories.

This should be interesting.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Seattle Moves to Slash Police Budget as it Sees Highest Homicide Rate in a Decade

With another murder recorded on Monday, the city of Seattle continues to confront a record-high homicide rate, with numbers not seen in more than a decade.

The city has recorded its 55th murder of 2020, almost double the 28 that occurred one year ago.

Despite the trend, the city’s Democrat Mayor Jenny Durkan plans to move forward with a new budget that would cut police funding by 18%. Seattle’s city council passed that budget by a large margin last week.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Study of Blood Donations Point to U.S. Coronavirus Cases as Early as December 2019

A newly published study of blood donations collected by the American Red Cross in December 2019 and the first half of January 2020 shows the presence of COVID-19 antibodies in 106 of the samples.

The Red Cross collected the 7,389 samples in nine different U.S. states: California, Wisconsin, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Michigan, Iowa, Oregon, Massachusetts, and Washington. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed the samples.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Ballots Defaulted and Switched to Biden on Dominion System: Maricopa GOP Chairwoman

Authored by Isabel Van Brugen via the Epoch Times (emphasis ours)

Maricopa County GOP chairwoman Linda Brickman on Nov. 30 testified before members of the Arizona State Legislature that she personally observed votes for President Donald Trump being tallied as votes for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden when input into Dominion machines.

Brickman, the GOP head of one of the country’s largest counties and a veteran county elections worker, submitted her testimony in a sworn affidavit under penalty of perjury. She testified that she and her Democratic partner witnessed “more than once” Trump votes default and shift to Biden when they were entering votes into Dominion machines from ballots that couldn’t be read by machines.

She alleged that she was later threatened by election supervisors at the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center (MCTEC) for speaking out about what she had witnessed.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Campaign Plans WI Lawsuit, Alleging 220,000 Ballots Illegally Cast in “Abuse” Of Absentee Voting

The Trump campaign says it will file a lawsuit Tuesday with the Wisconsin Supreme Court, detailing what it calls “abuse” of absentee voting and alleging that 220,000 ballots were illegally cast in the state’s November 3 election.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Whistleblowers: Postal Service Labeled Trump Mail ‘Undeliverable, ‘ 388,000 Ballots Backdated, ‘Disappear’

Several whistleblowers on Tuesday cast new uncertainty on the 2020 election process, claiming up to 288,000 ballots disappeared, another 100,000 were improperly backdated, and mail promoting President Trump was junked while mail for Joe Biden was delivered.

In the most extraordinary report, a U.S. Postal Service contractor said his trailer full of 144,000-288,000 completed mail-in ballots, which he drove between New York and Pennsylvania, disappeared after he delivered it to a Lancaster, Pennsylvania, depot.

Another claimed that ballots were backdated by postal workers, and in Traverse City, Michigan, Trump campaign mail was put in bins labeled “Undeliverable Bulk Business Mail” while the same type of mail for Joe Biden was ordered to be delivered on time.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

White House Slams AG Barr’s Claims of No Election Fraud: “There’s Been No Semblance of a DOJ Investigation”

Update (1500ET): That did not take long. The President’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani has issued a stateent:

Statement of Trump Legal Team on Bill Barr’s Comments on Voter Fraud

“With all due respect to the Attorney General, there hasn’t been any semblance of a Department of Justice investigation. We have gathered ample evidence of illegal voting in at least six states, which they have not examined. We have many witnesses swearing under oath they saw crimes being committed in connection with voter fraud. As far as we know, not a single one has been interviewed by the DOJ. The Justice Department also hasn’t audited any voting machines or used their subpoena powers to determine the truth.

“Nonetheless, we will continue our pursuit of the truth through the judicial system and state legislatures, and continue toward the Constitution’s mandate and ensuring that every legal vote is counted and every illegal vote is not. Again, with the greatest respect to the Attorney General, his opinion appears to be without any knowledge or investigation of the substantial irregularities and evidence of systemic fraud.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

2020 Set to be Record Year for Fatal Shootings in Sweden

Despite the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak which could have suppressed some forms of criminality, Sweden is set to see a record year for fatal shootings as the number of people killed by firearms has already surpassed that of 2019.

A fatal shooting in the multicultural southern city of Malmö over the weekend increased the number to 43 in 2020, surpassing the total number of gun deaths in 2019 with an entire month left in the year.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

British Court Rules it is “Doubtful” Teens Under 16 Can Consent to Puberty Blockers, Sides With Detransitioner

A British high court has ruled that it is difficult for children ages 15 and younger to provide true informed consent to puberty-blocking treatment, which is increasingly prescribed to children who express discontent or doubt in their biological gender.

The court’s opinion cited the difficulty for children in understanding the long-term repercussions of such therapies, writing that children younger than 16 “may only consent to the use of medication intended to suppress puberty where he or she is competent to understand the nature of the treatment.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Could “Fact Checkers” Be Coming to Streaming Services? UK Culture Secretary Lashes Out at “The Crown” Accuracy

“Fact-checking” could be coming to TV drama — lest viewers start thinking they are watching a documentary, or perhaps a news program.

In particular, many who are currently up in arms in the UK over what they say is inaccurate portrayal of the royal family in the Netflix series, The Crown, seem to have little faith that viewers will be able to tell the difference on their own.

For that reason, UK Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has joined those who want Netflix to make it absolutely clear that this work of fiction is just that, fearing that otherwise, the perception of the royal family might suffer irreparable consequences by people taking every twist of plot and dialogue as factual representation of what had happened.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Florida Gov Slams Lockdown-Advocates as “Today’s Flat-Earthers”

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis told reporters Monday that public schools will remain open despite the parabolic rise in COVID-19 cases, according to AP News.

DeSantis strongly argued against lockdowns and stated they do not work:

“Closing schools due to coronavirus is probably the biggest public health blunder in modern American history,” the governor said at a news conference.

“People who advocate closing schools for virus mitigation are effectively today’s flat-earthers.”

DeSantis said the state’s public school system would remain open while pointing out countries like Sweden, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland all kept children in schools despite the rapid spread of the virus in their respective countries, adding that these European countries kept their schools open without negative consequences.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

French High Court Says Limits on Public Worship ‘Manifestly Unlawful’

France’s top court for administrative justice ruled Sunday the government’s proposed 30-person limit on public worship constitutes a “disproportionate” measure, in a victory for the nation’s Catholic bishops.

In its decision, the judge for the Council of State (Conseil d’Etat) ordered the government to modify the limit within three days, for instance by adapting it to the surface area of the worship spaces or their reception capacity, so that the number allowed is “strictly proportionate to the health risk.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Imams Refusing to Recognise Divorces, Despite Swedish State Recognition

Despite recognition of divorce from the Swedish state, some women are having difficulties getting imams in the country to recognise their divorces under Islamic law and remarry.

One woman, a migrant from Iraq who wanted to divorce her husband ten years ago, claimed that because her husband did not want a dissolution to the marriage, no imam would recognise her as being divorced.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Merkel Hopes for Compromise on Rule of Law Veto Battle, But Chances Remain Slim

There is still a slim chance that European Union member states could arrive to a compromise on the rule-of-law sanctions and the impending Polish and Hungarian veto, German chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday while addressing a virtual meeting of the presidents of the member states’ parliamentary commissions on EU affairs.

She said openness to an agreement based on mutual concessions for a common goal is needed from all parties to adopt the European Union’s budget for the next seven years and the coronavirus recovery fund.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

‘Outlaws’: Defiant French Priests Break Lockdown Rules to Keep Churches Open to All

Lille priests are rejecting the French government’s Wuhan coronavirus restrictions by allowing more than 30 parishioners in their churches at one time.

The archbishop of Lille, Laurent Ulrich, spoke out against the government’s restrictions, calling them “arbitrary, discriminatory and unrealistic”, and told the priests under him to “welcome all believers” into their churches.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

‘People Were Thrown Through the Air’: Several Dead After Car Crashes Through German Pedestrian Street

Police are investigating after a car sped through a pedestrianised street in the German city of Trier on Tuesday afternoon, a ‘rampage’ that left at least two dead.

Update 1900 GMT

Trier police have now confirmed that four people were killed after a car was driven into pedestrians on a shopping street in the centre of the city. A statement from the force said that the suspect was not previously known to the government for extremism and they did not suspect a politically motivated attack. The suspect put up “considerable resistance” to arrest.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

PM Viktor Orban Becomes Longest Ruling Hungarian Prime Minister Ever

On Nov. 30, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban — first sworn into that position on July 6, 1998 — has beaten the previous record holder, Kalman Tisza (1830-1902), as the country’s longest-serving head of government, conservative news and opinion portal Mandiner writes.

Tisza, the former leader of the Liberal Party, was prime minister from Oct. 20, 1875, to March 1890, nearly 15 consecutive years, or 5,259 days. With the first term of Viktor Orban between 1998 and 2002 and his new position as prime minister since May 29, 2010, he has served a total of 5,261 days as Hungarian prime minister to date, ahead of the former Liberal Prime Minister — albeit in two separate terms.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Prince Harry Makes Climate Plea: ‘What if Every One of US Was a Raindrop?’

Prince Harry admits his world view has changed since parenthood, urging humans to care more and be “like raindrops” which “relieve the parched ground” to tackle climate change.

The Duke of Sussex, 36, who lives with his family on a $14.65-million estate in California, spoke of his passion for nature and Africa during a television exchange to feature in an upcoming documentary, continuing his love of offering advice on climate matters that peaked 12 months ago with his enthusiastic endorsement of Greta Thunberg, as Breitbart News reported.

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Red Cross Warns ‘Fake Vaccine News’ Could Cause “Second Pandemic”

The head of the Red Cross has warned that the spread of “fake news” concerning vaccines could cause a “second pandemic”.

German news agency Deutsche Welle reports that Francesco Rocca, president of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, commented during a virtual round table discussion that there is a “parallel pandemic of distrust” that needs to be defeated.

The report notes that Rocca warned of a “growing hesitancy” globally toward vaccines, noting that “a vaccine in-and-of-itself will not be enough to end this pandemic.”

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Scotland’s Sturgeon Hints at Legal Move if Independence Vote Blocked

LONDON (Reuters) — Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Monday ramped up her calls for a new Scottish independence referendum, declining to rule out another vote next year and hinting she might go to court for permission to hold one if London tried to block it.

Scots rejected independence in 2014 but Brexit and the British government’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis have bolstered support for secession, with most polls showing a majority now favour breaking away from the United Kingdom.

[Comment: Let them secede. It would mean less leftists in the Westminster parliament.]

           — Hat tip: Reader from Chicago [Return to headlines]
 

Switzerland Referendum on Human Rights, Environment Violations Fails

GENEVA — A proposal that could have stiffened penalties against companies based in Switzerland if they violate human rights or harm the environment abroad failed in a Swiss referendum on Sunday.

The initiative titled “Responsible companies — to protect people and the environment” won a narrow majority of votes, with 50.7% percent backing it and 49.3% against, but failed because a majority of the country’s cantons, or states, came out against it. Support was strongest in urban areas, much of Switzerland’s French-speaking west and Italian-speaking Ticino.

Under Switzerland’s system of direct democracy, which gives voters a direct say several times each year on a variety of issues, proposals need a majority both of votes cast and of cantons to pass. The Swiss held two other referendums this year, but one in May was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Trier: Five Die as Car Ploughs Through Germany Pedestrian Zone

A car has ploughed through a pedestrian area in the western German city of Trier, killing five people including a nine-week-old baby girl, police say.

The driver, a 51-year-old local man, has been arrested. The prosecutor said the suspect had drunk a significant amount of alcohol.

Authorities said they were not working on the assumption that the incident was politically or religiously motivated.

The city’s mayor described the scene as “horrible”.

Witnesses said people screamed in panic and some were thrown in the air by an SUV travelling at high speed in Trier’s Brotstrasse and Simeonstrasse streets towards the city’s famous Roman gate, the Porta Nigra.

The incident happened at around 13:45 local time (12:45 GMT), and the suspect drove for 1km (0.62 miles) “hitting people at random on his way” before being stopped by a police car, Trier police spokesman Karl-Peter Jochem said earlier.

The victims were three women, aged 25, 52 and 73. Police said the 45-year-old father of the baby was also killed. His wife and one-year-old son were injured and admitted to hospital.

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Footage posted on social media appeared to show the presumed driver being held by several officers next to the damaged car. Police have been questioning the suspect, who was alone, and has been identified by German media as Bernd W…

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UK Minister: You Might be Banned From Venues Without Vaccine Passport

The UK’s new vaccine minister Nadim Zahawi has said that while coronavirus vaccinations will not be mandatory, Britons may be barred from going to the cinema or getting on an aeroplane without it if service providers demand proof of inoculation.

Conservative MP Nadim Zahawi is the newly-appointed Minister for COVID Vaccine Deployment and will oversee the rollout of the vaccination in England.

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UK Towns Use Coronavirus to Justify Mass Surveillance of Residents’ Personal Details

Xantura, a private data analytics company, has signed highly lucrative and by the looks of things highly privacy-invasive deals with local governments in British towns, whose goal is to spy on residents who might be breaking Covid rules.

The profiling program, dubbed OneView, is supposed to track people in order to predict who is most likely to get infected with the virus by not obeying lockdown rules.

Xantura boasted that it had millions of pieces of data collected during its previous 12 years of working with local councils — and that this is now a set big enough to make its algorithms “incredibly accurate.”

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UK: Boris Faces Massive Tory Rebellion Over Coronavirus Restrictions

Boris Johnson is facing a rebellion of up to 100 Conservative MPs planning to vote against putting 99 per cent of England under the top two strictest coronavirus measures.

The prime minister’s proposals from last week revealed that despite England being under a month-long lockdown during November, more of the country will find itself in a higher tier coming out of shutdown than going in, with just Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly, and the Isle of Wight in Tier 1.

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UK: Boris Johnson to Repeal Election-Busting Law That Almost Scuppered Brexit

A David Cameron-era law that left Britain’s government paralysed and Brexit at the mercy of what transpired to be an unrepresentative Parliament is being repealed, returning a small part of the UK constitution to the long-term historical norm.

The Fixed-Term Parliaments Act is set to be repealed by Boris Johnson’s Conservative government just nine years after it was voted into power by another Conservative Prime Minister, David Cameron. The law, which changed the way general elections were called from being events that could either be voluntary by the government or forced on them by events, to being fixed on a permanent five-year cycle, was passed during the 2010 coalition government to appease the junior governing partner, Nick Clegg’s Liberal Democrats.

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UK: Cornwall Police Will Hold Back Hoard of Thirsty Anglos Seeking Beer After Lockdown

Police in the south-west of England will be patrolling Cornwall when it goes under Tier 1 restrictions on Wednesday after reports that thirsty Englishmen may be on their way to Cornish pubs to sup without being subject to strict Tier 2 coronavirus rules.

Cornwall — which while part of England, sees itself as culturally distinct like other Celtic communities in the British Isles like Wales — is one of a very small number of places not to be thrust into strict coronavirus measures after the lockdown ends on midnight on Wednesday. Only Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly, and the Isle of Wight are under the lowest Tier 1, with 99 per cent of the rest of England under the stricter Tiers 2 and 3.

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UK: Gove Claims Government Not Considering ‘Vaccine Passports’ To Enter Venues

Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove contradicted his own government’s vaccine minister by asserting that there were no plans to issue ‘vaccination passports’ that would be required before people were allowed to enter bars, restaurants and other venues.

As we highlighted yesterday, during an interview on BBC Radio, UK vaccine minister Nadhim Zahawi suggested that the NHS ‘track and trace’ app would be used to digitally store information about whether a person has been inoculated or not.

“I think you’ll find that restaurants and bars and cinemas and other venues, football stadiums, will probably also use that system,” said Zahawi.

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Warsaw’s Morawiecki-Orban Meeting: We Are Open to New Proposals From the EU

It was the second face-to-face meeting between PMs Mateusz Morawiecki and Viktor Orban in five days. Polish government spokesman Piotr Muller stated that both PM Morawiecki and President Duda are also in constant contact when it comes to international affairs.

“We are open to new proposals. We underline that the agreement concerning the budget must be in accordance with the treaties and the conclusions of the July summit,” he announced.

The meeting focused on coordinating the two countries’ position concerning the budget. Poland’s and Hungary’s position is clear, as confirmed by the joint declaration made by the PMs in Budapest last Thursday. Both countries have looked into different versions of a possible agreement and are still awaiting the German presidency’s proposal.

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Australian Citizen Finally Released From Jail After Egypt Arrest for Hitting “Like” On a Political Post

An Australian citizen has finally returned home after spending 10 months in a prison in Cairo over a Facebook post. The Egyptian government continues to ignore human rights and is notorious for arbitrarily detaining human rights activists and critics.

Early this year, in January, Waled Youssef visited his family in Cairo. However, he did not get to spend time with family as planned as he was arrested and sent to Tora Prison in Cairo.

Youssef was detained by local police while sightseeing with his family. The officers went through his belongings and scrolled through his Facebook timeline. He was then accused of being a member of a banned political group because he had liked a post by a former presidential candidate, who has been in prison since the last election.

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China to Enjoy Better Post-COVID Economy Than All Other Major Nations

The OECD has revealed that China is set to enjoy a post-COVID economic recovery that outstrips every other major country, most of which will see debilitating drops in their GDP.

“A graph proposing GDP projections for various nations and areas showed that China was the only nation on the list to enjoy real GDP growth in 2020, with 1.8%, 8% in 2021 and 4.9% in 2022,” reports Sputnik.

“In comparison, the United States, having suffered a 3.7% drop in 2020, is set to achieve 3.2% and 3.5% real GDP growth in 2021 and 2022 respectively.”

“The United Kingdom, compared to most countries on the Outlook’s graph, got affected more heavily suffering a GDP reduction of 11.2% in 2020, with only Argentina showing worse results — 12.9% drop.”

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Farage: China is ‘Licking Its Chops’ At the Thought of a Biden Presidency

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is “licking its chops” at the thought of a Joe Biden presidency, warned Brexit leader and longtime ally of President Donald Trump, Nigel Farage.

Mr Farage argued that China “has ruined the world in 2020” through its handling of the Wuhan coronavirus, for which it should be forced to pay “very heavy reparations”. Yet, he predicted that with Joe Biden preparing to ascend to the presidency, the CCP will continue its push for global supremacy.

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Report: Nike, Coke, Other Companies Lobbying Against Bill That Would Ban Goods Made With Slave Labor of Uighurs in Xinjiang

The Times opted for the term “forced labor” in this story for reasons I don’t understand. The oppression of Uighurs by China isn’t limited to telling them which jobs they need to work. The infringement on their liberties is total. Their existence is at the sufferance of Beijing. It’s a full-spectrum slave regime, replete with concentration camps.

One might think corporate America, normally so quick to flash its woke consciousness during cultural disputes in the United States, would draw the line at honest-to-goodness slavery being practiced by the government of its manufacturing base. After all, some of these companies have devised whole advertising campaigns around the idea that sometimes you need to do what’s right even if it hurts your bottom line.

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Beijing Provokes Australia Again With a New Doctored Image Mocking Scott Morrison and a Disturbing Cartoon of a Bloodied Kangaroo

The Global Times, a mouthpiece for the communist government, shared the image after a diplomatic row was sparked over another artist’s work.

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China Tells ‘Arrogant’ Scott Morrison to ‘Kneel on the Ground and Slap Himself in the Face’ After the PM Demanded an Apology Over Vile Fake Photo of Aussie Soldier Holding a Knife to an Afghan Kid

The doctored image was posted to Twitter by China’s foreign ministry spokesman Lijian Zhao on Monday showing a smiling soldier covering a young child with the Australian flag.

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Chinese Company Who Bought Up an Idyllic Australian Island ‘Tries to Stop Aussies From Even Setting Foot There’ and Keep it Exclusively for Asian Tourists

China Bloom bought a 99-year lease to a portion of Keswick Island, 34km north-east Mackay in central east Queensland, in 2019.

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Downturn, What Downturn? House Prices Rise in Every Major City for the First Time Since Start of Coronavirus Crisis — With Records Reached in 32 Parts of Australia

Australian house prices have risen in every state and territory capital city for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March. Regional coastal areas also set new records.

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Who IS Australia’s Chinese Troll? How ‘Wolf Warrior’ Diplomat Has Built a Career Out of Inflammatory Tweets Including Horrific Post About Afghan Killings — and Why There’s More to Come

Few Australians knew who Lijian Zhao was until the Chinese propagandist tweeted a shocking, doctored picture of a digger holding a knife to an Afghan child’s neck.

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Why Australia Has Become a Nation of Drivers — and How Our Roads Could be Busier for Years to Come

Experts say public transport became less appealing during the height of the pandemic as residents were urged to physically distance, meaning commuters turned to the road.

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110 Nigerian Farmers Slain in Single Day, Boko Haram Believed to be Responsible

A faction of Boko Haram is believed to be responsible for the slayings of 110 Nigerian farmers in a single day.

The farmers were killed by gunfire in the village of Koshobe and in other communities near the city of Maiduguri. The farmers were shot while working in their fields.

The attack is thought to be the largest and deadliest by Boko Haram in 2020.

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20 Christians Slaughtered by Jihadist Group in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Twenty Christians were slaughtered by suspected members of an insurgent jihadist group in the northeastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Area sources say the attacks happened between November 20 and November 25.

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German Government Supports Rejected Asylum Seekers Instead of Reallocating Funds to Citizens, AfD Reports

Anyone who does not pay their radio license fees in Germany has to expect the relentless harshness of state authorities. On the other hand, foreigners who are obliged to leave the country but fail to do so have less to fear. Authorities often grant them a “Duldung,” which means that they can continue to live in the German welfare state without fear of deportation.

As Junge Freiheit reported, the AfD parliamentary group wanted to do something about the government’s sloppiness and use an effective lever against individual states and municipalities that deal with the enforcement of this foreign policy. The party wanted to erase federal payments made so far in connection with rejected asylum seekers. But in the “adjustment meeting” of the budget committee on Friday night, after which the members of the government coalition boasted about their uncompromising approach, the AfD attempts failed completely.

The parliamentary group sought to cut 4.4 billion euros from the budget of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of Hubertus Heil (SPD).

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Hungary Will Never Become a Migrant Country, Says State Minister Menczer

Hungary will never accept taking in masses of migrants who could later decide on the fate of the country instead of its native population, State Minister at the Foreign Ministry Tamas Menczer said at a meeting of Parliament’s national security committee.

Menczer’s remarks are in response to multi-point strategy “drawn up by pro-migration bureaucrats” which would see migrants provided with housing and voting rights, according to a new proposal put forward by the European Commission last week. The proposal calls for migrants to be given rights for “full economic, social, cultural and political participation” across the European Union and to offer more influence to pro-migrant NGOs in national and local decision-making.

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Syrian Refugee and Mother-of-Three is Found Stabbed to Death on Her Kitchen Floor — as Her Husband is Charged With Murder Just Months After They Arrived in Australia

Samr Dawoodi, 42, was found mortally wounded by stab wounds after an ‘alleged domestic violence related incident’ at her unit on Nelson Street in Fairfield, in Sydney’s West.

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NASDAQ to Require One Woman and One Minority or LGBTQ on Company Boards

Today in “affirmative action for public company boards“ news…

In a move that does little to help either diversity or equality, NASDAQ is now pushing for SEC approval of a rule that would require public companies on its exchange to have at least one woman director and one “diverse” director — meaning a director that self-identifies as an underrepresented minority or LGBTQ. You know, like how Elizabeth Warren “self-identified” as Native American.

Oddly enough, there’s still no requirement that Board Members need to know how to read financial statements. But, we digress.

The exchange is also pushing for its more than 3,000 companies to be forced to report “data on board diversity” or “face consequences”, including having to publicly explain why they haven’t done so. Also known as public shaming.

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Norway Outlaws Hate Speech Against Trans People

Norway’s parliament outlawed hate speech against transgender people on Tuesday, expanding its penal code which has protected gay and lesbian people since 1981.

People found guilty of hate speech face a fine or up to a year in jail for private remarks, and a maximum of three years in jail for public comments, according to the penal code.

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Pope Francis Calls for ‘New Social Justice’ To Challenge Utopia

ROME — Pope Francis called for a “new social justice” Sunday in which all well-intentioned people will challenge the reigning utopia.

Addressing “social justice judges” from the African and American continents via streaming, the pope congratulated them for their commitment to “social rights,” asserting that the very fact that men and women “come together to think about their work and to build the new social justice is, without a doubt, excellent news.”

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Pro-Abortion Protests in Poland Are Quickly Fading

Although the protests carried out last Saturday on the 102nd anniversary of women receiving the right to vote in Poland were held in multiple cities, the turnout rates are worrying news for organizers.

According to the portal Polityka w sieci (Politics on the web), the anti-government rallies also garnered very low interest on the web.

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UK: Eton College Defends Sacking Teacher Over Video on Masculinity

Authored by Simon Veazey via The Epoch Times

Amid growing backlash for firing an English teacher over a video on masculinity, Eton College has said that it is “not an issue of freedom of speech.”

Teacher Will Knowland was dismissed from the school—which has famously educated over one-third of all British prime ministers, including Boris Johnson—after he refused to take down a lecture from his private YouTube channel that questioned “current radical feminist orthodoxy.”

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6 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/1/2020

  1. That Egyptian guy in prison..”He was then accused of being a member of a banned political group because he had liked a post by a former presidential candidate” – most likely the Mozlem Brothers, I am not sure I have to be compassionate

  2. French-language news

    In 2019, France issued a “record” number of residence permits (although this count is incomplete due to the health crisis)

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2020/12/02/en-2019-la-france-a-delivre-un-nombre-record-de-titres-de-sejours-bien-que-ce-decompte-soit-incomplet-en-raison-de-la-crise-sanitaire/

    As he criticized Charlie Hebdo for his drawings on Islam, Booba insults the Virgin Mary

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2020/12/02/alors-quil-critiquait-charlie-hebdo-pour-ses-dessins-sur-lislam-booba-injurie-la-vierge-marie/

    Nantes: in an irregular situation and suspected of drug trafficking, he is tried in immediate appearance for sexual assault on a 13-year-old girl

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2020/12/02/nantes-un-homme-en-situation-irreguliere-sur-le-territoire-francais-et-soupconne-de-trafic-de-medicaments-juge-en-comparution-immediate-pour-agression-sexuelle-sur-une-adolescente-de-13-ans/

    Auchy-les-Mines (62): an Algerian, in an irregular situation, sentenced to 12 months for having seriously injured a police officer by deliberately hitting him with his motorcycle

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2020/12/02/auchy-les-mines-62-un-policier-grievement-blesse-apres-avoir-ete-percute-par-un-chauffard-en-situation-irreguliere-en-france-qui-refusait-detre-controle/

    Herblay (95): Two police officers “massacred” by 3 attackers who stole their weapons, Lyes S. indicted for attempted murder (Update: Bakary Dabo, a second suspect, arrested)

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2020/12/02/herblay-95-2-policiers-blesses-par-balle-dont-un-grievement-les-agresseurs-ont-derobe-leurs-armes/

    Canada: due to immigration, the use of French is in decline, but also that of English

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2020/12/01/canada-en-raison-de-limmigration-lusage-du-francais-est-en-declin-mais-aussi-celui-de-langlais/

    Marseille: a man beaten to death yesterday in the city of Bricarde

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2020/12/01/marseille-un-homme-battu-a-mort-hier-dans-la-cite-de-la-bricarde-15e/

    A clandestine orgy interrupted in the center of Brussels. 25 people arrested including a MEP, who tried to flee, and several diplomats

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2020/12/01/une-partouze-clandestine-interrompue-en-plein-centre-de-bruxelles-25-personnes-interpellees-dont-un-depute-europeen-qui-a-tente-de-prendre-la-fuite-et-plusieurs-diplomates/

    Bernard de La Villardière launches “Neo”, a 100% video digital media, to put an end to “permanent self-flagellation” and the ideologies which “make the French feel guilty”

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2020/12/01/bernard-de-la-villardiere-lance-neo-un-media-digital-100-video-avec-pour-motivation-den-finir-avec-lauto-flagellation-permanente-et-les-ideologies-qui-deconstruisent/

    Valence (26): he was attacked with 3 stab wounds in the back by a dozen “young people”, while he wanted to recover the scooter stolen from a friend

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2020/11/30/valence-26-il-prend-trois-coups-de-couteau-dans-le-dos-alors-quil-voulait-recuperer-le-scooter-vole-dun-ami-8-a-10-jeunes-la-encercle-puis-la-attaque/

    Cut phalanges, gaping wounds,…: Violent fight with machete and saber in Paris, 8 wounded and 14 suspects arrested

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2020/12/01/phalanges-coupees-plaies-beantes-violente-rixe-a-la-machette-et-au-sabre-a-paris-8-blesses-et-14-suspects-interpelles/

    Rennes: a 54-year-old man in absolute urgency after being beaten by a 26-year-old individual, already known to the courts

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2020/12/01/rennes-un-homme-de-54-ans-en-urgence-absolue-apres-avoir-ete-tabasse-par-un-individu-age-de-26-ans-deja-connu-de-la-justice/

    Ski abroad: “You will be placed in quarantine for 7 days and you will undergo tests” warns Castex

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2020/12/02/emmanuel-macron-envisage-des-mesures-restrictives-et-dissuasives-pour-les-francais-voulant-skier-a-letranger-a-noel/

    National preference: France asks Spain to close its ski resorts to the French and to reserve them only for the Spaniards

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2020/12/02/preference-nationale-la-france-tente-de-convaincre-lespagne-de-fermer-ses-stations-de-ski-aux-francais-et-de-les-reserver-aux-espagnols/

    Paris: an 18-year-old man killed with a hammer in the middle of the street

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2020/12/01/paris-un-homme-de-18-ans-tue-a-coups-de-marteau-en-pleine-rue/

    Marseille (3rd): Saint-Mauront, the poorest district in France, “in total change”

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2020/12/01/marseille-3e-saint-mauront-larrondissement-le-plus-pauvre-de-france-en-totale-mutation/

    “The knife went off on its own”: Afghan convicted of stabbing his 79-year-old neighbor 20 times. “She easily opened her door to those who were in need”

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2020/12/01/oloron-sainte-marie-64-dame-agee-de-78-ans-poignardee-chez-refugie-afghan/

    Lyon: he is sentenced to 1 year in prison for assaulting a firefighter with a hatchet in the middle of the street

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2020/12/01/lyon-un-jeune-pompier-agresse-a-la-machette-en-face-de-sa-caserne-lassaillant-neutralise/

    Lorient: A Tunisian migrant sentenced to 5 years in prison for attempted murder. He stuck a knife in the heart of a man who had refused him a cigarette

    https://www.fdesouche.com/2020/12/01/lorient-un-migrant-tunisien-condamne-a-5-ans-de-prison-pour-tentative-de-meurtre-il-a-plante-un-couteau-dans-le-coeur-dun-homme-qui-lui-avait-refuse-une-cigarette/

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