Danish PM to seek changes to UN refugee convention to cut asylum numbers http://bit.ly/1RMKcgx
#Euro starts lower to the week on growing risk appetite as IS weakened by recent losses in Iraq & stabilizing oil.
EXTRA TIME: CUP calls meeting of "parliamentary action group" for January 2 https://www.thespainreport.com/articles/550-151227201109-third-round-cup-vote-on-artur-mas-ends-in-exact-draw …
1515-1515. 50%-50%. Mas, or not to Mas. That, Spain fans, is STILL the question. After a whole day of voting.
Noooo…Ara reporting "an exact draw" between Mas 'yes' and Mas 'no'. Standby for more. #ANECUP
Greek State Minister: All SYRIZA-ANEL MPs Will Vote For Security Fund Reforms http://dlvr.it/D6hdLS #Greece
Greek primary cash surplus notably widens by 1.9 bln to 4.48 bln by November.
Greek industrial turnover dives 18.9% in Oct, highest drop over last six years.
Hundreds in France's Corsica defy ban after violent anti-Islam protests http://sabahdai.ly/3QLLhK
Hundreds in Corsica defy ban after violent anti-Arab protests http://u.afp.com/ZdqH
Corsica demos banned after two days of anti-Arab protests http://bit.ly/1YKcJlU
"Urgent action" needed to prevent further flooding on the A55 in north Wales, Plaid Cymru says http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/weather/12070443/UK-weather-floods-hit-north-as-rivers-burst-banks-live.html …
Catalan party in key meeting on backing separatist government: http://ara.tv/z9g8u
#mostread2015 #7 Cycle-route booby traps: a growing danger for Spain’s mountain bikers http://cort.as/PcoY
UK pressed to accept more refugees as crisis surges&more EU states renege on pledges to accept a share of displaced http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/22/britain-can-no-longer-sit-out-refugee-crisis-as-eu-prepares-for-greater-numbers …
Libyan Foreign Minister to RT: ‘Not seeking any intl intervention to cope with terrorism’ http://on.rt.com/70h3
LATEST: 3,577 CUP Members Begin Voting: Artur Mas vs. New Elections https://www.thespainreport.com/articles/548-151227132630-3-577-cup-members-vote-on-new-elections-or-re-appointing-artur-mas-first-minister-of-catalonia …
The flooding is so bad in some areas that police have run out of 'Road Closed' signs http://ind.pn/1JC1eGa
Germany's Schaeuble critical of Greece over refugee policy http://reut.rs/1NRm2eC
As long as
#EU relocation of refugees is still not working, what is #Greece supposed to do? Incarcerate 10000s of refugees on small islands?
Bavaria, overwhelmed by refugees, calls for control over its own borders http://bit.ly/1YJQdcZ
Switzerland to hold referendum on banning commercial banks from creating money http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11999966/Switzerland-to-vote-on-banning-banks-from-creating-money.html …
Asia / Emerging Nations.....
Turkish unions, professional chambers to stage one-day strike for peace - RIGHTS http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/Default.aspx?pageID=238&nID=93065&NewsCatID=339 … via @HDNER
12,000 Oil Tanker Trucks Parked At Iraq-Turkey Border Aren't Carrying ISIS Crude, Kurds Swear http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-12-27/12000-oil-tanker-trucks-parked-iraq-turkey-border-arent-carrying-isis-crude-kurds-sw …
China officially ends one child policy: state media: http://ara.tv/6cvn3
Kurds reject #Russian claims of #Turkey-bound ISIL oil tankers http://www.todayszaman.com/diplomacy_kurds-reject-russian-claims-of-turkey-bound-isil-oil-tankers_408060.html …
Killed in broad daylight. Allegedly more than one killer using silenced weapons. Hit.
More info on the assassination of Naji Jerf, the Syria|n journalist and filmmaker, who was killed in Turkey today:
These pictures are not from the #Syrian civil war, but from #Turkish civil war: #Sur, since 25 days under curfew!
China investigates head of state-owned China Telecom for corruption http://bit.ly/1YK3kL3
Pakistani army chief visits Kabul amid Taliban's revival http://bit.ly/1mHoOfY
This yr market rumors say 2 of China's Big3 networks (China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom) may be merged; Now China Telecom in trouble
@Caijing reports China Telecom (1 of Big 3 state-owned networks) Chairman's whole office has been seized by special gov agents on Sat
BREAKING: China Telecom Chairman Chang has been detained for investigation due to serious breach of laws - @Caijing
Dubai stocks set for 3-Week high as oil has rebounded.
Xinhua: China penalizes illegal stocks operations http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2015-12/26/content_22814657.htm … (You know who you are!) @XHNews
Over half of Chinese depositors say homes unaffordable http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2015-12/26/content_22813723.htm … reports @ChinaDailyUSA
South America floods: 140,000 people forced from homes http://bit.ly/1mGJBAg
The Mystery Of Dubai's Vaporized Gold: The Plot Thickens http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-12-26/mystery-dubais-vaporized-gold-plot-thickens …
Exclusive: "The Gold Is Gone, It's All Gone" - The One Gold Scandal That Goes To The Very Top http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-12-24/exclusive-gold-gone-its-all-gone-one-gold-scandal-goes-very-top …
"State bombing its own cities can be called 1 thing: terror state" Erdogan, 2013 Pic: Kurdish city Amed, 26.12.2015
Ukraine negotiates free trade agreements with Turkey and Israel http://tass.ru/en/economy/847170 …
Reports #ISIS gangs have begun to flee from #Manbij to Al Bab town in the face of the rapid progress made by #SDF.
#YPG & SDF takes full control f Tishrin Dam & reaches other side f Euphrates river, declared as redline by #Turkey
#YPG #SDF captured #TishrinDam from #IS, &1st time crossed the #Euphrates, soon will unite the Kurdish city #Manbij.
Coalition pilots busy on #Christmas Eve: 31 strikes against #ISIL terrorists in #Ramadi, #Mosul, #Manbij, #Mar'a - https://m.facebook.com/CJTFOIR/posts/1646577142275087:0?platform=hootsuite …
Kurdish and #US #SOF raided an #IS base near Hawija Friday night #Iraq http://rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/26122015 …