Gates of Vienna News Feed 6/25/2022

Inflation in the UK has reached a new 40-year high at 9.1%. Meanwhile, Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin warned citizens that they will be facing energy shortages during the coming winter.

In other news, Poland has accepted 4.32 million refugees since the war in Ukraine began in February.

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Financial Crisis
» Eurostat: Czechia Among Countries Hardest Hit by Record-Breaking May Inflation
» Greeks Fear Another Recession, Just Four Years After the Country Exited Its Controversial Bailout
» Ireland: Cost of Living Crisis: PM Warns of ‘Difficult’ Winter as Energy Supplies Dwindle
» Poland: May Unemployment Down to 5.1 Percent — Stats Office
» United Kingdom Inflation Hits a Fresh 40-Year High of 9.1%
 
USA
» 1 Killed, 1 Critical After Shooting at Weathertech in Bolingbrook; Person in Custody
» Donald Trump Jr Flagged by Instagram for Posting “False Information”
» Joe Biden Signs Gun Control Law: ‘There’s Much More Work to Do’
» Video: Boy’s Father Attacks Murder Suspect in Ohio Courtroom
 
Canada
» CRTV Chair Ian Scott Suggests Canada’s Censorship Bill Can be Used to Force Platforms to Alter Algorithms
» Left-Wing Pollster John Corbett Calls Justice Thomas the N-Word on Twitter
» Organization Calling for Strong Police Response to Upcoming Freedom Events Also Wants Police Defunded
» Trudeau: Unvaccinated Accepted ‘Consequences’ Like Losing Jobs and Access to Travel
 
Europe and the EU
» AUSTREXIT? Serious EU Doubts Emerge in Austria as Over Half Don’t Think Membership is Good
» French Jews Fear for Their Safety the Most in Europe: Survey
» Horror on Oslo Pride Day as Gunman Goes on Deadly Rampage at Gay Bar
» Italian Regulator Rules Google Analytics Use Illegal
» Major Setback for Transatlanticism: Italian Five Star Movement Splits Over Ukraine Policy
» Norway Shaken by Attack That Kills 2 During Pride Festival
» Poland: Ruling Party in Comfortable Lead Over Opposition
» Suspects Charged Over Puzzling Needle Attacks in France
» Viktor Orban: Hungary Supports Ukraine’s EU Membership, Rejects Further Sanctions
 
Middle East
» Erdogan Tells Sweden, NATO Leaders That Turkey Awaits Steps for NATO Bids
 
Russia
» Russia Fires Missiles Across Ukraine, Cements Gains in East
» Russia Promises Belarus Iskander-M Nuclear-Capable Missiles
» Russia Ukraine War News Live Updates: Ukraine’s Sievierodonetsk City Fully Under Russian Occupation, Says Mayor
 
South Asia
» India: ‘Selective Secular’ And ‘Pro Islamist’ Activist Teesta Setalvad Arrested by Gujarat ATS Day After SC’s Ruling on 2002 Riots
 
Far East
» China Says Only Those With a Qualification Can Post Online About Topics Such as Health and Law
 
Immigration
» Finland to Introduce Border Restrictions in Case of Large Flows of Migrants
» Poland Accepts 4.32 Mln Refugees Since War in Ukraine Started
» Spain Calls Deadly Migrant Rush an ‘Attack’ on Its Territory
» UK: Over 90 Per Cent of Failed Asylum Seekers Were Not Deported in 2020
 
Culture Wars
» Antifa Starts Fire Outside Portland Courthouse Still Under Protective Barrier From BLM Riots
» Breaking: Antifa Attack and Pepper Spray Pro-Life Woman in Seattle
» Christian Rapper Bryson Gray Censored by Spotify Over Anti-Pride Month Track
» Democratic Lawmakers Suddenly Concerned With Tracking Software, Say it Could be Used to ‘Hunt’ Women Seeking Abortions
» Fact-Checkers Demand YouTube Censor More Content, Boost “Credible Information”
» Macron Criticizes Supreme Court Ruling Despite France’s Strict Abortion Limits
» New York School Defends Teaching 10th Graders Terms Like ‘Dick Me Down’ And ‘Bust One in Me’
» New York Bishops ‘Give Thanks to God’ For Roe v. Wade Reversal
» Pro-Abortion Protester Shuts Down DC’s Frederick Douglass Bridge for Almost 28 Hours by Scaling One of Its Huge 70-Foot Arches Without a Safety Harness
» Rioter Attacks Police With Homemade Flamethrower at Pro-Abortion Antifa Riot
 

Eurostat: Czechia Among Countries Hardest Hit by Record-Breaking May Inflation

Inflation in the euro area has hit its highest annual level since the creation of the euro currency in 1999. In May 2022, the annual inflation jumped to 8.1 percent in the euro area and 8.8 percent in the EU.

Prices have been rising for 10 consecutive months and show few signs of letting up, deepening a cost-of-living crisis for consumers and forcing European policymakers to pledge a variety of measures to tackle the issue.

Initially driven by post-pandemic supply shortages and soaring energy prices following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, inflation has now become increasingly broad, affecting everything from food and services to everyday goods.

In the Czech Republic, year-on-year inflation in the first quarter of 2022 reached 11.2 percent. Compared with the fourth quarter of 2021, consumer prices rose 6.3 percent in the first quarter, the highest since 1993. Prices are rising for the vast majority of items in the consumer basket, according to the Czech Statistical Office (CSÚ).

Czechia now ranks 4th in the euro area in terms of the annual inflation rate. Estonia (20.1 percent), Lithuania (18.5 percent), and Latvia (16.8 percent) have the highest inflation rate, while France and Malta mark the lowest rate at 5.8 percent.

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

Greeks Fear Another Recession, Just Four Years After the Country Exited Its Controversial Bailout

“Greece is safer but not safe,” Michalis Galenianos, an Athens resident, told CNBC when asked about the prospect of a recession. “I think Greece is more stable now than what it used to be. I think and I hope that the financially dark days of the past won’t come back.”

Greece has come through three successive bailout programs post-financial crisis, which, controversially, were dependent on a slew of reforms and years of austerity measures. The Greek economy then expanded by 1.6% in 2018 and 1.9% in 2019.

However, like the rest of the world, it suffered an economic setback in 2020 and 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, and is now facing new economic pressures with one of the highest inflation rates in Europe.

‘I am worried’

An estimate from Europe’s statistics office indicated that Greece’s headline inflation was 10.7% in May, rising from 9.1% in April. For ordinary citizens, this is a big change.

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

Ireland: Cost of Living Crisis: PM Warns of ‘Difficult’ Winter as Energy Supplies Dwindle

Ireland’s Prime Minister has told the public that they are in for a “difficult” winter as energy supplies across Europe begin to dwindle.

The Irish public is in for a ‘difficult’ winter when it comes to energy supplies, the country’s pro-EU Prime Minister, Micheal Martin has reportedly said, with a lack of Russian gas and oil rendering the availability of various fossil fuels more and more scarce.

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

Poland: May Unemployment Down to 5.1 Percent — Stats Office

Poland’s unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent in May 2022 from 5.2 percent April 2022, the Central Statistical Office (GUS) reported on Friday.

The number of registered unemployed measured 850,200 in May against 878,000 in the previous month, GUS also said.

Earlier, the Family and Social Policy Ministry estimated May’s unemployment at 5.1 percent.

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

United Kingdom Inflation Hits a Fresh 40-Year High of 9.1%

British annual inflation has hit a fresh 40-year high, official data showed Wednesday, further eroding workers’ wages and pressuring the Bank of England to keep on raising interest rates.

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

1 Killed, 1 Critical After Shooting at Weathertech in Bolingbrook; Person in Custody

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — One person was killed and two others injured Saturday at the WeatherTech warehouse in Bolingbrook, police said. A person is in custody.

Police said officers responded to the building at 1 Weathertech Way and Remington Boulevard around 6:30 a.m.

Police said a person has died as a result of the shooting. A second person is in critical condition. A third person was treated and released at the hospital.

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Donald Trump Jr Flagged by Instagram for Posting “False Information”

Donald Trump Jr.’s Instagram account has been flagged for “repeatedly posting false information.” Instagram did not specify what false information Trump Jr. has posted.

Taylor Budowich, the director of communications for the former president, and Don Jr. recently launched a news app called MxM news. The website’s Instagram account tried tagging Don Jr. in an Instagram story but was met with a warning to reconsider tagging.

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

Joe Biden Signs Gun Control Law: ‘There’s Much More Work to Do’

President Joe Biden signed a gun control package Saturday, noting that he was pleased to sign it but “there’s much more work to do.”

Fox News reports Biden signed the legislation and said, “This bill doesn’t do everything I want. It does include actions I’ve long called for that are going to save lives. I know there’s much more work to do. And I’m never going to give up.”

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

Video: Boy’s Father Attacks Murder Suspect in Ohio Courtroom

Video from an Ohio courtroom shows a man running up and attacking the defendant, punching him multiple times in the side of the head.

The surveillance video was released by a spokesperson from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, who said the attacker, Tonio Hughes, was the biological father of a young boy who was allegedly murdered by the defendant, 22-year-old Desean Brown.

Video shows Brown sitting at the courtroom table during a hearing. Hughes, sitting in the back row of the courtroom, suddenly gets up, runs down the aisle toward Brown and begins punching him in the head.

Two security guards quickly run over and pull the two apart. Though handcuffed, Brown can be seen holding his head for a few moments after the altercation.

“Everything inside him, just the pain and everything took over,” family friend Faith Burton told FOX 19 in Cincinnati. “He did what I think any of us would do.”

Following the incident, Judge Megan Shanahan found Hughes in contempt of court and sentenced him to seven days at the Hamilton County Justice Center, FOX 19 reported.

Hughes is the father of Nylo Lattimore, a 3-year-old boy who went missing in December 2020.

Brown is accused of fatally stabbing Nylo’s mother, Nyteisha Lattimore, who was his girlfriend at the time, before throwing the boy off a pedestrian bridge in the Ohio River. Authorities believe Nylo was still alive at the time.

The boy’s body hasn’t been recovered despite more than a year of searching in multiple states…

           — Hat tip: Roger [Return to headlines]
 

CRTV Chair Ian Scott Suggests Canada’s Censorship Bill Can be Used to Force Platforms to Alter Algorithms

Canada’s broadcasting regulator CRTC, which will be in charge of monitoring compliance with the country’s “internet censorship” bill, known as C-11, will be able to use it to pressure online platforms to manipulate algorithms.

This claim is made based on what CRTC and government officials just told the Senate Standing Committee on Transport and Communications, which is currently conducting its Bill C-11 pre-study.

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

Left-Wing Pollster John Corbett Calls Justice Thomas the N-Word on Twitter

In a June 25 tweet, Canadian pollster John Corbett wrote, “Clarence Thomas: Just another dumb field n*gger” from an account that was almost immediately suspended.

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

Organization Calling for Strong Police Response to Upcoming Freedom Events Also Wants Police Defunded

Horizon Ottawa, a progressive organization that lobbies for left-leaning municipal policies, is calling for a strong police response to upcoming freedom events in the nation’s capital — while also supporting the Defund the Police movement.

Freedom events are planned next week in downtown Ottawa for the arrival of Canadian Armed Forces Veteran James Topp and in celebration of Canada Day. Organizers are also planning events on weekends throughout the summer.

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

Trudeau: Unvaccinated Accepted ‘Consequences’ Like Losing Jobs and Access to Travel

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended his use of the Emergencies Act on Freedom Convoy protestors and restrictions on the unvaccinated, saying unvaccinated Canadians accepted the consequences of not taking the vaccine.

Prime Minister Trudeau spoke about unvaccinated Canadians during an interview this week saying, “It was their choice and nobody ever was going to force anyone into doing something they don’t want to do.”

[Comment: What stupid reasoning.]

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

AUSTREXIT? Serious EU Doubts Emerge in Austria as Over Half Don’t Think Membership is Good

THE European Union has once again found itself under mounting pressure after a bombshell new poll found over half of Austrians don’t think membership of the bloc is a good thing.

The latest Eurobarometer survey commissioned by the European Parliament in April and May that saw 26,580 interviews — 1,005 of them in Austria — found the country’s population turning against the European Union, which is led y European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. It revealed that while two-thirds (65 percent) of the EU average think membership to the bloc is a good thing, less than half (46 percent) in Austria do. Just over two-thirds (38 percent) have a positive image of the EU, compared to the EU-wide average of 52 percent.

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French Jews Fear for Their Safety the Most in Europe: Survey

A study of the Jewish populations in twelve European countries found that Jews living in France were the most fearful for their own safety, mostly due to anti-semitic terrorist attacks in recent years.

The European Jewish Association (EJA) released the data earlier this week, which compiled a “Jewish Quality of Life” index using data gathered by the Institute for Jewish Policy Research in London and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights regarding key issues for Jews in Europe.

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

Horror on Oslo Pride Day as Gunman Goes on Deadly Rampage at Gay Bar

OSLO, June 25 (Reuters) — Terrified revellers at a gay bar in Oslo hid in a basement and desperately called loved ones as a gunman went on the rampage, killing two people and injuring 21 on the day the city was due to celebrate its annual Pride parade.

Authorities said the suspect, a 42-year-old Norwegian citizen of Iranian origin, was believed to be a radicalised Islamist with a history of mental illness who had been known to intelligence services since 2015.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Italian Regulator Rules Google Analytics Use Illegal

The Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante Privacy) has become another regulator to conclude that the use of Google Analytics in Europe violates EU’s data protection rules when a wide variety of user data is collected by the tool, and then transferred to the US.

And in the US, that data does not enjoy the same standard of protection, meaning that Europeans’ personal information becomes accessible to US law enforcement.

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

Major Setback for Transatlanticism: Italian Five Star Movement Splits Over Ukraine Policy

In Italy, the dispute over the Draghi government’s Ukraine policy has led to a political earthquake: Foreign Minister Di Maio has resigned from his party, the Five Star Movement, after considerable squabbling over Ukraine.

Although the Five Star Movement is part of the government’s alliance of supporters, it is apparently on the verge of splitting. Di Maio now wants to create a new parliamentary group that wholeheartedly supports Mario Draghi’s course on Ukraine again.

Di Maio’s party resignation follows disputes between him and former Italian Prime Minister and current Five Star leader Giuseppe Conte over, among other things, arms deliveries to Ukraine. On this issue, a deep rift has been running through the party for some time, but also through the Italian public at large. Di Maio accuses a number of star politicians of risking to weaken the country with their stance.

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

Norway Shaken by Attack That Kills 2 During Pride Festival

OSLO, Norway (AP) — A gunman opened fire in Oslo’s nightlife district early Saturday, killing two people and leaving more than 20 wounded in what the Norwegian security service called an “Islamist terror act” during the capital’s annual LGBTQ Pride festival.

Investigators said the suspect, identified as a 42-year-old Norwegian citizen originally from Iran, was arrested after opening fire at three locations in downtown Oslo.

Police said two men, one in his 50s and and the other his 60s, died in the shootings. Ten people were treated for serious injuries, but none of them was believed to be in life-threatening condition. Eleven others had minor injuries.

The Norwegian Police Security Service raised its terror alert level from “moderate” to “extraordinary” — the highest level — after the attack, which sent panicked revelers fleeing into the streets or trying to hide from the gunman.

The service’s acting chief, Roger Berg, called the attack an “extreme Islamist terror act” and said the suspect had a “long history of violence and threats,” as well as mental health issues.

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

Poland: Ruling Party in Comfortable Lead Over Opposition

Poland’s ruling United Right coalition, led by the conservative Law and Justice (PiS), could count on 38 percent of the vote, leaving its main rival 11.1 percentage points behind, if elections were held at the end of June.

The United Right’s main adversary, the centrist Civic Coalition (KO), would garner support of 26.9 percent, an Estymator poll for the right-wing DoRzeczy.pl website shows.

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

Suspects Charged Over Puzzling Needle Attacks in France

PARIS — Several suspects around France have been detained or given preliminary charges in recent days for allegedly pricking people with a needle in nightclubs or at concerts, following a surge in needle attacks that have confounded authorities and seeded panic among young club-goers.

The French Interior Ministry, prosecutors, the national anti-drug agency, public health authorities and doctors have not determined a motive for the attacks, or whether the victims were injected with drugs, viruses or any substance at all.

Since January, 1,004 people have filed formal complaints with French authorities about such needle pricks, an Interior Ministry official told The Associated Press.

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

Viktor Orban: Hungary Supports Ukraine’s EU Membership, Rejects Further Sanctions

“We say ‘yes’ to Ukraine’s membership in the European Union, we say ‘yes’ to peace but we say ‘no’ to further sanctions,” Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on his Facebook page on Thursday.

This article was originally published on our sister-site, Ungarn Heute.

In a video message uploaded to his social media page, Orban said that at the meeting of EU leaders in Brussels on Thursday, the war in Ukraine would be put on the table and that the next day “we will discuss in detail the economic situation in Europe, which is hardly rosy.”

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

Erdogan Tells Sweden, NATO Leaders That Turkey Awaits Steps for NATO Bids

ISTANBUL (Reuters) —President Tayyip Erdogan told the heads of NATO and Sweden on Saturday that Nordic countries must take binding steps to address Turkey’s concerns and overcome its opposition to their membership bids, Turkish state media reported.

Sweden and Finland applied for NATO membership in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

But Ankara surprised allies in opposing the bids on grounds it says Stockholm and Helsinki support Kurdish militants like the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), and they maintain arms embargos on Turkey. It wants reversals on both fronts.

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

Russia Fires Missiles Across Ukraine, Cements Gains in East

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces are seeking to swallow-up the last remaining Ukrainian stronghold in the eastern Luhansk region, the governor said Saturday, while pressing their momentum following the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops from the charred ruins of Sievierodonetsk.

Russia also launched dozens of missiles on several areas across the country far from the heart of the eastern battles. Some of the missiles were fired from Russian long-range Tu-22 bombers deployed to Belarus for the first time, Ukraine’s air command said.

The bombardment preceded a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, during which Putin announced that Russia planned to send the Iskander-M missile system to Belarus.

           — Hat tip: MM [Return to headlines]
 

Russia Promises Belarus Iskander-M Nuclear-Capable Missiles

Russia will send nuclear capable short-range missile systems to its ally Belarus in the coming months, President Vladimir Putin has said.

He said Iskander-M systems “can fire ballistic and cruise missiles, both conventional and nuclear types”.

The systems have a range of up to 500km (310 miles).

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

Russia Ukraine War News Live Updates: Ukraine’s Sievierodonetsk City Fully Under Russian Occupation, Says Mayor

Russia Ukraine War Crisis Live Updates: According to Oleksandr Stryuk the mayor of Sievierodonetsk city, the Russian forces have fully occupied the strategic frontline city in eastern Ukraine after weeks of fighting and bombardment.

Ukraine’s finance minster Sergii Marchenko and the Federal Minister of Finance of Germany Christian Lindner signed an Agreement between the Governments of Ukraine and Germany on providing EUR 1 billion in grant funding to Ukraine on June 24. Meanwhile, Russian forces are trying to block Lysychansk city from the south in eastern Ukraine, the region’s governor said on Saturday. The city lies next to Sievierodonetsk, which has endured relentless assault and house-to-house fighting for weeks.

Dozens of Russian missiles rained down on military facilities in western and northern Ukraine on Saturday, local officials said, as Europe’s biggest land conflict since World War Two entered its fifth month. The governor of the Lviv region in western Ukraine, Maxim Kozytskyi, said in a video posted online that six missiles were fired from the Black Sea at the Yavoriv base, with four hitting the base and two being intercepted and destroyed before hitting their target.

Meanwhile, European Union leaders on Thursday granted Ukraine the coveted status of an official candidate to join their 27-nation club, a bold geopolitical step hailed by Kyiv and the EU itself as a “historic moment”. Although it could take Ukraine more than a decade to eventually join the bloc, the decision is a symbol of the EU’s intention to reach deep into the former Soviet Union.

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India: ‘Selective Secular’ And ‘Pro Islamist’ Activist Teesta Setalvad Arrested by Gujarat ATS Day After SC’s Ruling on 2002 Riots

Activist Teesta Setalvad was arrested by Gujarat ATS officials in Mumbai for allegedly giving false information on 2002 Gujarat riots. Setalvad is believed to be in the camp of Anti-Hindu Lefts in several years.

Upendra Bharti | HENB | New Delhi | June 25, 2022:: As per latest news, a Gujarat anti-terror squad (ATS) team on Saturday arrested activist Teesta Setalvad. She is being taken to Ahmedabad. According to the FIR, activist Teesta and two former IPS officers have been booked for allegedly giving false information about the Gujarat riots. The controversial journalist, writer and activist Setalvad is believed to be in the camp of ‘Anti-Hindu’ Lefts in several years siding with ‘Selective Secular’ and ‘Pro Islamist’ lobbies.

The Gujarat Police has also booked former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt and former IPS officer RB Sreekumar along with ‘rights’ activist Teesta Setalvad in the related cases.

According to the FIR, Setalvad, through Zakia Jafri, the face of Muslim victims of the 2002 Gujarat riots, put several petitions in court and gave false information to the Special Investigation Team (SIT) head and other commissions.

“The investigation has found that false information was given through petition,” the FIR read.

The accused have been booked under sections 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using forged documents as genuine), 194 (giving or fabricating false evidence with intent to procure conviction of a capital offence) and other relevant sections of the IPC.

This development comes after the Supreme Court upheld the Special Investigation Team’s (SIT) clean chit to 64 people, including PM Narendra Modi, in the 2002 riots case.

Earlier in the day, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, in an interview, accused Setalvad of giving baseless information about the 2002 Gujarat riots to the police.

Amit Shah also said that Setalvad had an NGO which had submitted applications to police stations against BJP workers and they were sought as truth.

The Gujarat ATS team arrived at Setalvad’s residence in Mumbai’s Juhu on Saturday and took her to Santacruz Police station in Mumbai. Later, she was arrested.

In 2018, late Congress leader Ehsan Jafri’s widow, Zakia Jafri and activist Teesta Setalvad approached the top court, saying the SC-appointed SIT did not examine all the material available, its investigation was biased, and investigators themselves should face a probe.

On Friday, the apex court, while upholding the SIT clean chit given to PM Modi, said that activist Teesta Setalvad exploited the emotions of petitioner Zakia Jafri for “ulterior motives”.

“Antecedents of Teesta Setalvad need to be reckoned with and also because she has been vindicively persecuting this lis [dispute] for her ulterior design by exploiting the emotions and sentiments of Zakia Jafri, the real victim of the circumstances,” the apex court said.

Earlier, Teesta came to news headlines many times in various controversies related to supporting Freedom of Kashmir, Islamic Bank, Reservation for Muslims and anti-NRC & CAA Shaheen Bagh Rally etc.

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China Says Only Those With a Qualification Can Post Online About Topics Such as Health and Law

In a joint press release, China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the State Administration of Radio and Television has said that qualifications will be required for posting online content that requires a “higher professional level” such as medicine or law.

Citizens who want to comment online about health or legal matters, for example, will need to have an appropriate qualification and will even be required to submit their qualifications to the streaming platform they use. The platform should then review the qualifications.

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

Finland to Introduce Border Restrictions in Case of Large Flows of Migrants

Finnish authorities might introduce border procedures in cases of large-scale entries and instrumentalisation of migration, a proposal submitted to Parliament on June 22 says.

According to a press release issued by the Finnish Interior Ministry, the purpose of such a proposal is to improve and manage entries, with the amendments expected to enter the force immediately, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

Under the border procedure, asylum applications, likely unfounded, could be processed quickly at the border, which aims at preventing applicants from moving within Finland or to other European countries.

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Poland Accepts 4.32 Mln Refugees Since War in Ukraine Started

Since February 24, when Russia invaded Ukraine, 4.32 million people have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border into Poland, the Border Guard (SG) tweeted on Saturday morning.

According to the SG, on Friday, Border Guard officers carried out around 26,500 border checks on people entering Poland from Ukraine, and by 7:00 a.m. on Saturday the number of arrivals had reached around 6,500 people.

The Border Guard also said that on Friday 25,800 people had left Poland for Ukraine.

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Spain Calls Deadly Migrant Rush an ‘Attack’ on Its Territory

The Spanish prime minister on Saturday described a deadly migrant rush on the enclave of Melilla from Morocco as an attack on Spain’s “territorial integrity”, as human rights activists demanded an investigation.

At least 23 African migrants died in the latest drama on the doors of the European Union, when around 2,000 mostly sub-Saharan African migrants approached the Moroccan border with the tiny territory at dawn on Friday.

More than 500 managed to enter a border control area after cutting a fence with shears, Melilla authorities said in a statement.

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UK: Over 90 Per Cent of Failed Asylum Seekers Were Not Deported in 2020

Over ninety per cent of failed asylum seekers in 2020 were not deported by the UK Home Office, analysis conducted by the Oxford Migration Observatory has found.

The dismal record of the Conservative government to take back control of the nation’s borders has been demonstrated once again, with 91 per cent of migrants refused asylum in the year in which the UK left the European Union were left free to remain in the country.

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Antifa Starts Fire Outside Portland Courthouse Still Under Protective Barrier From BLM Riots

A group of pro-abortion, Antifa activists started a fire outside the Mark O Hatfield federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon Friday night.

The flames consumed a banner strewn across a graffiti covered edifice.

The courthouse remains behind a protective barrier more than two years after far-left rioting began following George Floyd’s death, The Post Millennial editor-at-large Andy Ngo said on Twitter.

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Breaking: Antifa Attack and Pepper Spray Pro-Life Woman in Seattle

A young pro-life woman was attacked Friday night in Seattle amidst violent protests over the overturning of Roe V Wade.

The Post Millennial‘s Katie Daviscourt reported from the Seattle protest and captured the attack on video, showing the woman was pepper sprayed and tackled to the ground by Antifa militants.

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

Christian Rapper Bryson Gray Censored by Spotify Over Anti-Pride Month Track

On June 1, the beginning of Pride Month, Christian and conservative rapper Bryson Gray released a song criticizing the LGBT movement. Streaming giant Spotify has banned the song.

The lyrics cover:

“Real Christ Gang,

“I don’t recognize no pride month,

“Revelation twenty one eight, you thought He lied huh?,

“What happened to Sodom and Gomorrah?,

“They all fried huh?,

“Y’all keep disrespecting Yah like He won’t slide huh?,

“I’m just tryna make it in them Heaven gates,

“Repent and turn from sin or be reprobate,

“Pride a deadly sin but y’all celebrate,

“If you don’t become new then only Hell awaits,

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Democratic Lawmakers Suddenly Concerned With Tracking Software, Say it Could be Used to ‘Hunt’ Women Seeking Abortions

Senate Democrats Elizabeth Warren, Ron Wyden, and Cory Booker and Congresswoman Sara Jacobs are concerned that mobile tracking software created by Apple and Google could be used to “hunt down women” seeking abortions.

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Fact-Checkers Demand YouTube Censor More Content, Boost “Credible Information”

Despite Big Tech censorship being at an all-time high, at GlobalFact 9, a fact-checking conference organized by the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN), YouTube was blasted for its failure to address “mis— and disinformation.”

IFCN had previously published an open letter to YouTube, asking the platform to do more to address the spread of misinformation.

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Macron Criticizes Supreme Court Ruling Despite France’s Strict Abortion Limits

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday took aim at the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe vs Wade, despite France having its own abortion limits that are tighter than the Mississippi law at the heart of the case.

“Abortion is a fundamental right for all women. It must be protected,” Macron tweeted. I wish to express my solidarity with the women whose liberties are being undermined by the Supreme Court of the United States.”

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New York School Defends Teaching 10th Graders Terms Like ‘Dick Me Down’ And ‘Bust One in Me’

A New York high school is defending itself after facing backlash for teaching students terms like “coochie slayer” and “professional raw dogger.”

The Croton-Harmon High School in Westchester, New York said it stands by its “sex-ed lesson.”

Republican candidate for New York governor Rob Astorino drew attention to the lesson when he posted a picture of sexually explicit words and phrases written on a 10th grade whiteboard on June 14th.

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New York Bishops ‘Give Thanks to God’ For Roe v. Wade Reversal

The Catholic Bishops of New York issued a statement Friday on the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision, declaring that the historic ruling “will save countless innocent children simply waiting to be born.”

“We give thanks to God for today’s decision of the United States Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization,” reads the statement, signed by Cardinal Timothy Dolan and seven of his brother bishops from New York state.

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Pro-Abortion Protester Shuts Down DC’s Frederick Douglass Bridge for Almost 28 Hours by Scaling One of Its Huge 70-Foot Arches Without a Safety Harness

A pro-abortion protester who shut down a bridge in Washington D.C. after scaling one of its huge 70-foot arches without a safety harness has been arrested.

Guido Reichstadter, 42, stationed himself on top the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge for nearly 28 hours in protest of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

The Miami, Florida native was seen flying a green banner in support of reproductive rights and and waving a yellow flag that read: ‘Don’t tread on my uterus.’

Reichstadter began his protest Friday morning, just moments before the 6-3 ruling powered by the high court’s conservative majority overturned the landmark 1973 decision that guaranteed abortion rights in the U.S.

The father-of-two said he decided to climb the bridge after having ‘a very, very, very strong emotional reaction’ to the ruling and how it impacts the future of rights for women, specifically his 12-year-old daughter.

Reichstadter was also arrested during a protest on June 6 after he locked himself by the neck to the fence outside the Supreme Court building.

Reichstadter scaled the arch shortly after 9.30am Friday, prompting police to close the 1,445-foot long bridge and inflate a large air cushion in the roadway in case he fell.

The Frederick Douglass bridge remained closed until nearly 2pm Saturday.

‘I will get out of jail as soon as I can,’ he told his Instagram followers before starting his descent down the bridge. ‘This is not the end. This is just the beginning.’

Reichstadter was arrested around 1.20pm for unlawful entry, crowding, obstructing or incommoding and failure to obey, police confirmed to DailyMail.com.

He received treatment from D.C. fire and EMS and was then transported to the first district police station for processing…

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Rioter Attacks Police With Homemade Flamethrower at Pro-Abortion Antifa Riot

A pro-abortion rioter attacked a Los Angeles police officer during a protest that turned violent as evening fell on the city Friday night.

he Post Millennial editor-at-large Andy Ngo posted several videos of the incident on Twitter.

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  1. Whatever about UK. Ireland has become known as ‘Rip Off Ireland’. The most expensive in Europe. Everyone gouges for ad much as they can get. Recently a visiting Irish American was quoted over €50,000 ($52,87), to hire a van for less than a week. More than the cost of the vehicle purchase brand new. Medical care, Hotels, food, the whole bloody lot should be approached with extreme caution. Better head for Spain or Italy.

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