#Europe agenda: “US alt-right joins Russia in anti-Macron attack [in French Elections]

US alt-right joins Russia in anti-Macron attack EUobserver.com – Headline News Right-wing US and UK social media users have tried to start an online “war” to stop Macron being elected, but with little success. Populism: The French election’s big winner AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (IN DEPTH) How outsider candidates threw the traditional left-right battle into disarray. Macron pushes republican … Read more

#Eurosphere – Romania President rejects Muslim Sevil Shhaideh as PM, Romanian left proposes new PM candidate…

Romania President rejects Muslim Sevil Shhaideh as PM  BBC News | Europe | World Edition   Romania’s president rejects a candidate who would have been the country’s first female, Muslim PM. [Ticker] Romanian left proposes new PM candidate EUobserver.com – Headline News   Romania’s social democrats have nominated former telecommunications minister Sorin Grindeanu for prime minister, a … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “EU wants to know if Facebook lied about Whatsapp…

EU wants to know if Facebook lied about Whatsapp EUobserver.com – Headline News   Facebook said in 2014 that linking WhatsApp’s phone numbers with Facebook was not possible. In 2016, it became possible, and it happened. Idiocraski: the apocalyptic situation in Poland after a year of trumpism Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow   It’s been a year … Read more

Journalism agenda: 5 of the biggest fake news stories from 2016 according to Mashable….

5 of the biggest fake news stories from 2016 Mashable! by Gianluca Mezzofiore   We live in a ‘post-truth’ era, or at least according to Oxford Dictionaries which named it ‘word of the year’ in its annual poll. Tip: Bookmark this list of affordable 360-degree cameras  Journalism.co.uk   If you want to get started with 360-degree photos … Read more

Turkey in Europe: “German school in Istanbul cancels Christmas”

‘OUTRAGEOUS!’ Germany’s fury as teachers ‘banned from even MENTIONING Christmas in class’ Express.co.uk Usually the Istanbul Lisesi holds a small celebration for Christmas and teaches its pupils, who are both German and Turkish, about the Christian … German school in Istanbul cancels Christmas – Deutsche Welle German School in Istanbul Forced to Deny ‘Banning’ Christmas – … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Banks fined £413m over euro rate rigging…

Banks fined £413m over euro rate rigging  BBC News | Europe | World Edition HSBC, JPMorgan and Credit Agricole fined €485m (£413m) for rigging a key interest rate between 2005 and 2008. Four EU states among world’s worst tax havens  EUobserver.com – Headline News Cyprus, Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands are among the 15 worst centres for … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Commission won’t call Castro a dictator…”French primaries…

Commission won’t call Castro a dictator  EUobserver.com – Headline News The EU executive says that a statement decribing the former Cuban leader as a “hero for many” is balanced and suggests that the use of the word dictator by a commissioner doesn’t reflect its position. France’s next President could be an Islamophobic “Thatcherite” who wants to dismantle … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Martin Schulz to run in German election, leaving EU parliament

Martin Schulz to run in German election, leaving EU parliament  BBC News | Europe | World Edition The head of the European Parliament is to return to German national politics next year. The Brief: Schulz gives up European Parliament to return to politics EurActiv.com by James Crisp Martin Schulz is giving up the European Parliament to return … Read more

Anthro roundup: “Anthropological reflections on space colonization”

Anthropological reflections on space colonization The Space Review In this regard, anthropology, as the scientific discipline that puts human beings at the center of its study focus, is of immense importance. Without sufficient knowledge about human behavior and reciprocal physical and cultural interaction with the Museum of Anthropology spotlights Gullah culture Winston-Salem Journal “Visions of … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: The most expensive cities in Europe: London and Copenhagen

Soft or hard Brexit: do the UK’s political parties know what they want? open Democracy News Analysis – by Kirsty Hughes On the single market, Labour, the Tories, and UKIP, appear to agree: good access to the single market not membership of it – in disagreement with the SNP, LibDems and Greens. Scottish Independence activists take … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Trump victory to spur EU military union”

Germany: Trump victory to spur EU military union  EUobserver.com – Headline News Donald Trump’s election as US president, as well as Brexit, ought to speed up plans for EU military integration, Germany’s defence chief says. Trump to model UK relations on Reagan-Thatcher EUobserver.com – Headline News Ukip leader Nigel Farage already says he is willing to help … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: Czarny Protest…Brexit event.. Hungary and its crackdown on opposition press…

Czarny Protest: how Polish women took to the streets open Democracy News Analysis – by Kasia Narkowicz After two decades of feminist pressure, the people took to the streets. But why now? Polish women protest against a legislative proposal for a total ban on abortion in Poland. PAimages/Geert Vanden Wijngaert. All rights reserved. Joy and despair in … Read more

For the record, despite his “insulting poetry” Boris Johnson had a good time in Turkey.

Boris Johnson lauds his Turkish washing machine on first visit to Ankara World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk British foreign secretary displays raffish style during first official trip since writing a poem about the Turkish president having sex with a goat Boris Johnson seeks to mend fences in talks with Turkish leadership  World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by … Read more