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The UN Has A Message For Trump: Your Jerusalem Plan Will Lead To War

The UN Has A Message For Trump: Your Jerusalem Plan Will Lead To War

In an unprecedented move, U.S. President Donald Trump announced plans to officially move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This action drew condemnation from the United Nations (U.N.), European Union (E.U.) leaders, and notable Middle Eastern figures. Construed as an endorsement of Jerusalem as the indivisible capital of Israel, Trump violated […]

At UN Climate Conference, World Leaders Show They Don’t Need Trump (Video)

At UN Climate Conference, World Leaders Show They Don’t Need Trump (Video)

Last spring, when President Donald Trump was considering withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate accords, other nations’ leaders pleaded with him to reconsider, appealing to a sense of responsibility and prudence. He was reminded of the influence America has on other nations, and warned if we withdrew others would likely as well. In June, he […]

German History Professor Explains Why Trump’s Racists Views Are So Dangerous (Video)

German History Professor Explains Why Trump’s Racists Views Are So Dangerous (Video)

“Blood and soil!” “Jews will not replace us!” You know where people chanted these slogans, don’t you? Berlin, circa 1938, right? Technically, yes. But we don’t need to take a trip in the way-back machine to hear this chilling rhetoric. White supremacists are puffing out their chests, brandishing torches (albeit the tiki kind), and taking […]

Angela Merkel Wins Fourth Term As Germany’s Chancellor

Angela Merkel Wins Fourth Term As Germany’s Chancellor

Angela Merkel has walked away from Germany’s election this morning, once again, as Chancellor of the country. She has been reelected to a fourth term, serving in the position since 2005. Vox reported Merkel’s victory earlier today, with her Christian Democrat (CDU) party gaining 32.5 percent of the overall vote. This far outstripped her party’s […]

Here’s What Germany Can Teach Us About Remembering An Ugly Past (Video)

Here’s What Germany Can Teach Us About Remembering An Ugly Past (Video)

We are at an interesting time in our history. We will not soon forget the 2016 election and whatever transpired or will transpire over the next couple of years. But President Donald Trump’s ascendancy is not a historical aberration, although it may be for us. The United States has always regarded itself as a paragon […]

German Police Seize Ecstasy Pills Shaped Like Trump’s Head (No, Really)

German Police Seize Ecstasy Pills Shaped Like Trump’s Head (No, Really)

Police in the northwest German state of Lower Saxony have seized over 5,000 ecstasy pills. This is not normally international news, but these pills have an uncanny resemblance to United States President Donald Trump. Oh, and they’re orange, of course. Seriously. Take a look: Picture courtesy of the BBC An Austrian father and son were […]

World Leaders Look To Kick Man-Child Donald Trump Out Of Their Sandbox (VIDEO)

World Leaders Look To Kick Man-Child Donald Trump Out Of Their Sandbox (VIDEO)

Only half a year into President Donald Trump’s administration and the world’s leaders are running the other direction. Trump is not only incredibly unpopular internationally, he’s considered one of the least-trustworthy presidents to hold the job. In Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, governments are assessing shifting American priorities and in some cases seeking alternative […]

International Confidence In The US Is Collapsing Under Trump (VIDEO)

International Confidence In The US Is Collapsing Under Trump (VIDEO)

With few exceptions, international confidence in President Donald Trump is far lower than it was under his predecessor, former President Barack Obama. Favorable views of the U.S., likewise, are in steep decline overall. That’s according to new polling data from Pew Research Center. The PRC report reads, in part: “Although he has only been in […]

Calls For Muslim Internment Camps Grow Among Right-Wing Groups In The US And Europe

Calls For Muslim Internment Camps Grow Among Right-Wing Groups In The US And Europe

The phrase “internment camp” calls to mind the Holocaust and imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War II. We like to believe they no longer exist, at least not in “civilized” democracies like our own. However, support for rounding up Muslims and enslaving them in internment camps is intensifying among white nationalists in several major world powers–the United States, the […]

Merkel: Europe Cannot Rely On The United States (VIDEO)

Merkel: Europe Cannot Rely On The United States (VIDEO)

Upon returning to Washington Sunday, President Donald Trump declared his first foreign trip “a great success.” German chancellor Angela Merkel, however, seemed to disagree. Merkel, who is up for reelection in September, addressed a crowd of campaign supporters shortly after the end of the G7 summit. “The times in which we could completely depend on others […]

How Did Other Countries Get To Universal Healthcare And Why Can’t We? (VIDEO)

How Did Other Countries Get To Universal Healthcare And Why Can’t We? (VIDEO)

In the past few days, we have seen President Donald Trump furiously celebrating his first legislative success. His self-congratulation came after the passage of the House bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The long, arduous process of trying to provide high quality health care to every American citizen has been bitter, partisan and supremely confusing. […]

No Matter How You Slice It American Cops Are Killing Too Many American Citizens (VIDEO)

No Matter How You Slice It American Cops Are Killing Too Many American Citizens (VIDEO)

In his inaugural address, President Donald Trump pledged to stop the “American carnage” he believed was wracking the country. He might start with America’s police officers, who kill far more people than their counterparts in the rest of the developed world. In 2015, The Guardian found that 55 people had been killed by police in […]

Trump Childishly Refuses A Handshake From Merkel (VIDEO)

Trump Childishly Refuses A Handshake From Merkel (VIDEO)

So you’re in a meeting with arguably the most powerful leader in Europe. It’s you, President Donald Trump, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. There are cameras and people all around you. And then a reporter calls out to the two world leaders, “Can we get a handshake?” Pretty standard photo op stuff, you’d think. And what […]

Der Spiegel Demands That Germany Lead World Opposition To Trump (VIDEO)

Der Spiegel Demands That Germany Lead World Opposition To Trump (VIDEO)

Der Spiegel is a German weekly magazine based in the city of Hamburg. They have a weekly circulation of about 840,000 readers. The magazine, whose name means “The Mirror” is one of Europe’s largest publications. This past week, Der Spiegel got a lot of attention for its shocking cover image. It showed President Donald Trump with […]

World Leaders Sound Off On Trump’s Refugee Ban – It Ain’t Pretty (TWEETS)

World Leaders Sound Off On Trump’s Refugee Ban – It Ain’t Pretty (TWEETS)

Many world leaders are coming out in force against President Donald Trump’s executive order which bans people from certain countries from entering the United States. Some of our closest allies are decrying the move as not being in the character of the United States. German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke with Trump on Saturday for the […]

President-Elect Trump Tweets Cold Response To Terror Attack (TWEET/VIDEO)

President-Elect Trump Tweets Cold Response To Terror Attack (TWEET/VIDEO)

On Sunday, there was an attack at a German Christmas market. A truck drove into the market and killed 20 people and injured 48 more. There was also an attack on a mosque in Zurich, Switzerland, where three people were gunned down. The Russian ambassador to Turkey was assassinated. After the Turkey attack, President-elect Trump […]

Granddaddy Trump Kicked Out Of Germany – Draft Dodging Runs In The Family (TWEET/VIDEO)

Granddaddy Trump Kicked Out Of Germany – Draft Dodging Runs In The Family (TWEET/VIDEO)

A historian has made an interesting discovery about President-elect Donald Trump’s family. Apparently, Trump’s grandfather was banished from Germany in 1905 for not serving in the military. Friedrich Trump, a German, was issued an order to never return to Germany. Roland Paul, the historian who found this, said: “Friedrich Trump emigrated from Germany to the […]

WATCH: Noam Chomsky Saw Trump Coming Like A Modern Day Nostradamus – Did You?

WATCH: Noam Chomsky Saw Trump Coming Like A Modern Day Nostradamus – Did You?

America’s preeminent intellectual, Noam Chomsky, accurately predicted the rise of Donald Trump. In a 2010 interview, the linguist, philosopher, and activist warned against a “charismatic figure” who would take power by seizing on the anger and fear directed towards racial minorities. “The United States is extremely lucky that no honest, charismatic figure has arisen. Every […]

Germany Warns: Please Not The Horror Clown! (VIDEO)

Germany Warns: Please Not The Horror Clown! (VIDEO)

As Americans struggle through the stress of this difficult election, our German allies are sharing our anxiety. German newspapers are pulling no punches in expressing which candidate they hope wins today’s presidential election. #USElections2016 dominate Germany's front pages today. #USElection @realDonaldTrump @HillaryClinton pic.twitter.com/WcMj6MfgMV — Andy Eckardt (@ameckardt) November 8, 2016 The newspaper “Die Welt” (The […]