(EurActiv) Six months before elections, only CDS and Left Bloc announced their candidates in Portugal

(EurActiv) Marisa Matias (R), Portuguese candidate of the Left-Wing Block, casts her vote during the european elections in Coimbra, Portugal, 25 May 2014. [EPA/PAULO NOVAIS] Six months before the European elections, the right-wing CDS People’s Party (CDS-PP) and the Left Bloc (BE) are the only Portuguese parties to have presented their leading candidates. Other parties … Continue reading (EurActiv) Six months before elections, only CDS and Left Bloc announced their candidates in Portugal

(BBC) Theresa May to face vote of no confidence from Tory MPs

(BBC) Media caption“I stand ready to finish the job” – Theresa May UK Prime Minister Theresa May faces a vote of confidence in her leadership later after 48 of her Conservative MPs called for one to be held. But a defiant Mrs May vowed to contest the vote “with everything I have got”. She warned … Continue reading (BBC) Theresa May to face vote of no confidence from Tory MPs

(Barrons) Why It’s Time to Bail Out of Deutsche Bank

(Barrons) Deutsche Bank headquarters in Frankfurt. Photograph by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images There’s not much to love about Deutsche Bank . The German banking giant is mired in legal woes, the stock is expensive, and a restructuring will dog its performance for some time. Deutsche Bank shares have the potential to fall 30% on top of already-brutal declines. “We fail … Continue reading (Barrons) Why It’s Time to Bail Out of Deutsche Bank

(NR) Feds Discover Largest Oil, Natural-Gas Reserve in History

(NR) Drill pipe is seen on a drilling site in the Permian Basin oil and natural gas production area near Wink, Texas, August 22, 2018.(Nick Oxford/REUTERS ) The federal government has discovered a massive new reserve of oil and natural gas in Texas and New Mexico that it says has the “largest continuous oil and gas resource potential ever … Continue reading (NR) Feds Discover Largest Oil, Natural-Gas Reserve in History

(JewishVoice) Discover the Jewish Heritage of Lisbon, Portugal

(JewishVoice) The Jewish presence in the Iberian Peninsula has existed long before Portugal itself became a country. The contribution of Portuguese Jews to the arts, philosophy, commerce and sciences helped create this nation’s rich cultural heritage. This beautiful journey shows a growing interest in Portugal’s Jewish legacy in places such as Lisbon, Porto and many smaller villages … Continue reading (JewishVoice) Discover the Jewish Heritage of Lisbon, Portugal

(JTA) Portugal sets aside a day to remember Inquisition victims

(JTA) A Portugal government committee has approved the creation of a Memorial Day for the Victims of the Inquisition. The inquisition was formally established in Portugal in 1536.  The date of the memorial day will be held on or around March 31, the official end of the Inquisition in 1821. Reconectar, the movement to reconnect the … Continue reading (JTA) Portugal sets aside a day to remember Inquisition victims

(JTA) The latest poll on anti-Semitism in Europe looks bad. Trust me: It’s true.

(JTA)  Danish soldiers guard the Jewish Synagogue in Copenhagen, Denmark, Sept. 29, 2017. (Mads Claus Rasmussen/AFP/Getty Images) AMSTERDAM (JTA) — The last time that a stranger directed an anti-Semitic insult at me, I was carrying supplies for my son’s birthday party. It was on a Sunday afternoon on Dam Square. Carrying Star of David party … Continue reading (JTA) The latest poll on anti-Semitism in Europe looks bad. Trust me: It’s true.

(ZH) Deutsche Bank Cleared Nearly All Of $234 Billion In ‘Suspicious’ Funds For Danske Bank

(ZH) Deutsche Bank shares have continued to break through successive all-time lows following news that Frankfurt prosecutors are pursuing charges against DB employees (and possibly the bank itself) over allegations that the bank’s wealth management unit helped launder money for criminals and other tax cheats – allegations that surfaced in the infamous ‘Panama Papers’ leak from 2016. Meanwhile, a … Continue reading (ZH) Deutsche Bank Cleared Nearly All Of $234 Billion In ‘Suspicious’ Funds For Danske Bank

P.O. (GUA) Juncker: ‘no room whatsoever’ to renegotiate Brexit deal

P.O. What a mess! The EU acting with imperialistic ticks imposed an extremely bad deal to the UK. The current deal can morph into practically anything. The problem is that until everything is settled the UK cannot put in place the vital bilateral trade agreements with other Countries. They are so many ridiculous aspects that i … Continue reading P.O. (GUA) Juncker: ‘no room whatsoever’ to renegotiate Brexit deal

P.O. (FT) Deutsche Bank needs a bold and swift restructuring

P.O.   I am afraid, and as i wrote dozens of times, here is no hope whatsoever for Deutsche Bank. Just take a look to the thousands of cases, (that we know of…), that might have a significant impact in the balance sheet… No way José, again in my opinion. Francisco (Abouaf) de Curiel Marques Pereira — (FT) Deutsche … Continue reading P.O. (FT) Deutsche Bank needs a bold and swift restructuring

(Politico) Santa Macron blows hole in budget

(Politico) Concessions to buy off protesters set to breach EU deficit limits.   The political cost to Macron’s authority and European standing are already high | Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images   PARIS — Santa Claus came early for millions of French people on Monday. But President Emmanuel Macron’s efforts to buy off a nationwide protest … Continue reading (Politico) Santa Macron blows hole in budget

(ZH) This is What The “Trade” War With China Is Really All About

(ZH) Forget soybeans, auto imports, iPhones, crude oil, and cheap Chinese gadgets. Also forget tariffs, duties, and subsidies. Even forget weapons. The real reason behind the US-China “trade” war has little to do with actual trade, and everything to do with what China’s president, Xi Jinping, said when he visited a memory chip plant in … Continue reading (ZH) This is What The “Trade” War With China Is Really All About

(EUobserver) Anti-semitism ‘disturbingly normalised’ in Europe

(EUobserver) Commissioner Frans Timmermans said those who want to defend ‘Christian’ values should stay well away from anti-semitism (Photo: European Commission) Anti-semitism has become “disturbingly normalised” in Europe, as almost 40 percent of the European Jewish community is considering leaving their home countries because they no longer feel safe, according to a survey by the EU’s Fundamental … Continue reading (EUobserver) Anti-semitism ‘disturbingly normalised’ in Europe

(JTA) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she is descended from Sephardic Jews

(JTA)  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez celebrates her victory as the youngest woman elected to Congress at La Boom night club in Queens, Nov. 6, 2018. (Rick Loomis/Getty Images) (JTA) — Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez announced at a Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremony that she is descended from Sephardic Jews who fled to Puerto Rico during the Spanish Inquisition. Ocasio-Cortez, a … Continue reading (JTA) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she is descended from Sephardic Jews

(GUA) Google+ to shut down early after privacy flaw affects over 50m users

(GUA) Service to be closed four months earlier than expected in light of lapse that exposed names, email addresses and other information  Google CEO Sundar Pichai is scheduled to appear before a House committee. Photograph: Manu Fernandez/AP Google is still having trouble protecting the personal information on its Google+ service, prodding the company to accelerate its … Continue reading (GUA) Google+ to shut down early after privacy flaw affects over 50m users