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   For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.  For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:  Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air and so shall we ever be with the Lord.  Wherefore comfort one another with these words.     

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Yellowstone Earthquake Count Nears 1,000 as Global “Swarms” Appear Around the World
As the number of earthquakes which have hit Yellowstone Park in recent days climbs to 900, several other large “swarms” of quakes have mysteriously struck around the globe. While scientists reassure the public that the odds of a cataclysmic eruption are remote, the earth-shaking phenomena invariably evoke prophetic scenarios.

Trump urged to revoke Obama’s transgender mandates for Armed Forces
A leading military readiness expert is urging President Trump and Secretary of Defense James Mattis to revoke former President Obama’s directives on transgenders serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Blacklisted China bank cited as a North Korea conduit to global finance
The U.S. Treasury on Thursday accused the bank of facilitating millions of dollars in transactions for companies tied to North Korea’s weapons development, as Washington ratchets up pressure on Beijing to rein-in its isolated neighbor and ally. “Bank of Dandong will in effect be shunned by the U.S. banks that may in the past have been used to clear its transactions,” said William Newcomb, a former member of the United Nations Panel of Experts on North Korea.

Lakewood rabbis: There’s no such thing as justified theft
The four couples arrested Monday were charged with under-reporting their incomes to receive government benefits. Some of the couples are alleged to have hidden millions of dollars in assets while collecting tens of thousands of dollars in Medicaid and other benefits.

German parliament votes to fine social media over hate speech
BERLIN – The German parliament on Friday approved a plan to fine social networks up to 50 million euros ($57.04 million) if they fail to remove hateful postings quickly, despite concerns the law could limit free expression

Nikki Haley slams UN Security Council for inaction on Iran
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley slammed the Security Council on Thursday for failing to take any action against Iran, which she said had “repeatedly and deliberately violated” sanctions imposed by the body. “The Security Council has failed to even take minimal steps to respond to these violations,” Haley told a council briefing on Iran. “We must … show Iran that we will not tolerate their egregious flaunting of UN resolutions.”

Afghanistan conflict: US says troop withdrawal was too quick
US Defence Secretary James Mattis has said that the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan was done too rapidly. Mr Mattis was briefing Nato allies on future strategy, amid reports the US will boost its military presence. His comments were in direct contrast to Nato’s secretary-general, who said the withdrawal should have happened sooner.

Germany gay marriage approved by MPs in snap vote
A clear majority of German MPs have voted to legalise same-sex marriage, days after Chancellor Angela Merkel dropped her opposition to a vote. The reform grants couples now limited to civil unions full marital rights, and allows them to adopt children. Mrs Merkel’s political opponents were strongly in favour. But the chancellor, who signalled her backing for a free vote only on Monday, voted against.

Lebanon refugee camps hit by five suicide bombers
Five suicide bombers have blown themselves up during a raid by Lebanese troops on refugee camps near the Syrian border, Lebanon’s army said. Three soldiers were wounded by the blasts, while four others were hurt when an attacker threw a hand grenade, the army said. It happened during an operation to search for militants and weapons in an area near the town of Arsal.

House passes Kate’s Law, as part of illegal immigrant crackdown
House Republicans took action Thursday to crack down on illegal immigrants and the cities that shelter them. One bill passed by the House would deny federal grants to sanctuary cities and another, Kate’s Law, would increase the penalties for deported aliens who try to return to the United States. Kate’s Law, which would increase the penalties for deported aliens who try to return to the United States and caught, passed with a vote of 257 to 157…

Federal judge blocks California ban on high-capacity magazines
A federal judge has temporarily blocked a voter-approved California law that would have forced gun owners to get rid of high-capacity ammunition magazines by this Saturday. U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez, who is based in San Diego, issued a preliminary injunction Thursday that found the law was likely unconstitutional because it prevented people from using firearms that employed “whatever common magazine size he or she judges best suits the situation.”

China builds new military facilities on South China Sea islands: think tank
China has built new military facilities on islands in the South China Sea, a U.S. think tank reported on Thursday, a move that could raise tensions with Washington, which has accused Beijing of militarizing the vital waterway. The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI)…said new satellite images show missile shelters and radar and communications facilities being built on the Fiery Cross, Mischief and Subi Reefs in the Spratly Islands.

This program requires teachers to report monthly mental health assessments on your kids
The government has been trying to micromanage your child’s education for decades now, but this newest effort also creates a privacy crisis. The Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, requires that teachers fill out a 72 question mental health assessment monthly on their students. No parental permission is requested or required. ESSA is a federal program focused on “social emotional learning,” which puts a child’s self esteem as a priority in the educational process.

Military option for North Korea being prepared for Trump, McMaster says
The Trump administration is considering a wider range of strategies on how to deal with North Korea, including the military option, Trump’s national security adviser said Wednesday. “The threat is much more immediate now and so it’s clear that we can’t repeat the same approach – failed approach of the past,” H.R. McMaster, the adviser, said during a security conference with Homeland Security Chief John Kelly.

It’s Not Just Illinois: Connecticut Faces Friday Day Of Reckoning
Just like Illinois (and 14 other states), Connecticut faces a Friday day of reckoning: the state has yet to pass a fiscal 2018 budget by the June 30 deadline.

Qatar Begins Turning Its Back On The US Dollar
Over the past two years, Qatar has conducted over $86 billion worth of transactions in Chinese Yuan and has signed other agreements with China that encourage further economic cooperation.

CBO: Income Taxes Up 9.5% Next Year; But Debt Climbs More Than $1 Trillion
Unless current laws are changed, federal individual income tax collections will increase by 9.5 percent in fiscal 2018, which begins on Oct. 1, according to data released today by the Congressional Budget Office.

One in 10 living in UK was born overseas
The number of people living here but born overseas reached 5.95 million last year. That equates to 9.2 per cent of the population – almost double the 2005 figure of five per cent.

Israel Accuses Iran of Using Star of David as Target During Ballistic Missile Test
Israel accused Iran on Wednesday of using a Star of David as a target during a medium-range ballistic missile test last year. The Jewish state’s UN ambassador, Danny Danon, gave the Security Council what he said was new satellite imagery of a white Star of David painted on the ground next to a blast crater produced by a Qiam missile warhead.

San Francisco To Pay Undocumented Immigrant $190K For Violating Sanctuary Policy
San Francisco taxpayers could soon pay $190,000 in a lawsuit settlement with an undocumented immigrant who claimed he was reported to federal immigration authorities in violation of the city’s sanctuary city ordinance, the City Attorney’s office confirms to KPIX5.


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DHS Cuts THESE Funds After THESE Organizations Aren’t Invited to the White House For Ramadan Officials from the White House administration declined to host a scheduled 2017 Islamic Iftar dinner as Presidents have done in the past. As well, they eliminated last year’s plans to help fund Islamic groups that former President Obama was associated with. This was made public on Friday when the Department of Homeland Security compiled and released a list of organizations that are receiving DHS funds to help prevent the creation of radical Islamic terrorists.

Trump Admin Won’t Defend Overtime Rule
President Donald Trump’s Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it would not defend an Obama-era rule that has doubled the salary threshold at which employers must provide overtime compensation to employees.

Dave Brat: 1st part of fix is Obamacare repeal
A key member of the House Freedom Caucus says the Senate health-care bill drifts too far towards the existing framework and that the smartest approach would be to repeal Obamacare and then get to work on a replacement, although he does not expect GOP leaders to choose that path.

Soldiers plead for release from ‘transgender training’
….“The duty of military officers is to appropriately lead and prepare their personnel to serve and protect. This ‘transgender’ directive undermines unit cohesion and preparedness. We also call upon Secretary of Defense Mattis to put an end to this Obama-inspired social engineering,” he said.

Eric Holder Sends Out Ominous Midnight Tweet to ‘Career FBI/DOJ Employees’
Former Attorney General, Eric ‘Fast N Furious’ Holder sent out a late night, ominous tweet to the ‘career men & women at the DOJ/FBI’: “your actions and integrity will be unfairly questioned. Be prepared, be strong. Duty. Honor. Country.” After an 8 year crime spree, also known as the Obama administration, it’s a little difficult to tell who Eric Holderis warning.

Turkey’s power-play in Qatar leads to warmer relations with Iran
On June 17th the Iranian ambassador to Turkey said that Tehran wanted to cooperate with Turkey in the struggle against terrorism. According to a report at the Daily Sabah Mohammad Ebrahim Taherian Fard was asked if his country views Kurdish groups in Syria, the People’s Protection Units and Democratic Union Party, as terrorists, the way Ankara does. “ describes the PKK, the PYD and the YPG to be terrorist groups,” the ambassador said.

Israeli-Indian ties reach new heights
When India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives on Tuesday for the first-ever visit to the country by an Indian prime minister, it will mark the apex of a century-old relationship that has plodded forward in fits and starts, despite domestic Indian impediments, ideological misunderstandings, and Cold War considerations.

IDF strikes target in Syria in retaliation for spillover
The Israeli Air Force struck an Syrian regime position in the Golan Heights on Friday in retaliation for a projectile that landed earlier In Israeli territory. The projectile which landed in open territory in the northern Ramat HaGolan caused no damage or injuries. It is believed to be spillover from the fighting between the Assad regime and rebel groups fighting near the town of New Quneitra close to the Israeli border.

Xi Jinping warns Hong Kong over sovereignty ‘red line’
Chinese President Xi Jinping has warned against “impermissible” challenges to Beijing’s authority over Hong Kong. Mr Xi was speaking at the swearing-in of the territory’s new leader Carrie Lam, as it marks 20 years since its handover to China from Britain. He took part in a series of lavish events, including a flag-raising ceremony, amid tight police security.

Lebanon refugee camps hit by five suicide bombers
Five militants have blown themselves up during a raid by Lebanese troops on refugee camps near the Syrian border, Lebanon’s army said. A young girl was killed and three soldiers wounded by the blasts. Four others were hurt when an attacker threw a hand grenade, the army said. It happened during an operation to search for militants and weapons in an area near the town of Arsal.

Trump to Senate Republicans: kill Obamacare now, replace later
U.S. President Donald Trump urged Republican senators in a tweet on Friday to repeal Obamacare immediately if they cannot agree on a new plan to replace it, muddying the waters as congressional leaders struggle for consensus on healthcare legislation. Senate Republican leaders had set Friday as the target for rewriting legislation for a simultaneous repeal and replacement of extensive parts of the 2010 Affordable Care Act…

Pope shakes up Vatican by replacing conservative doctrinal chief
In a major shake up of the Vatican’s administration on Saturday, Pope Francis replaced Catholicism’s top theologian, a conservative German cardinal who has been at odds with the pontiff’s vision of a more inclusive Church. A brief Vatican statement said Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Mueller’s five-year mandate as head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, a key department charged with defending Catholic doctrine, would not be renewed.

New Chinese Navy Destroyer Can Best Japan, India And Maybe The United States
The expansion of China’s military is no secret. Beijing raised the People’s Liberation Army budget by 7% this year, typical of its annual increases. Late last year it floated one aircraft carrier into the open Pacific and in April unveiled a domestically built aircraft carrier, its second in the fleet. On Wednesday the PLA navy announced it had finished work on a destroyer warship that can displace 10,000 tons, according to the state-run China Daily news website.

Trump “Overrules” Cabinet, Prepares To Unleash Global Trade War
In what may be one of the “most consequential and contentious” decisions about to be announced by Donald Trump, with the political world distracted by Trump’s media wars, Axios reports that Trump – defying virtually all his Wall Street advisors – is set to launch a global trade war.

Dakota Drought Sparks Biggest Spring Wheat Price Spike In 7 Years
“Basically, the crop is burning up…”

A Deadly Brain-Invading Worm Is Disturbingly Widespread in Florida
Scientists in Florida have found traces of rat lungworm in five counties, bolstering the idea that this potentially fatal parasite may be expanding its geographical range on account of…you guessed it….climate change.

US slams Damascus as chemical weapons monitor says sarin used in April Syria a
….An estimated 74 to 100 or more civilians were killed and hundreds were injured in the attack, according to various reports. Washington rushed to blame Damascus based on open-source intelligence…Damascus strongly denied responsibility for the April 4 incident. It said it did not possess or use chemical weapons, and that the Syrian Air Force destroyed a facility where the militants apparently stored nerve gas.

The World Is Now $217,000,000,000,000 In Debt And The Global Elite Like It That Way
“The borrower is the servant of the lender, and through the mechanism of government debt virtually the entire planet has become the servants of the global money changers. ..”

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Netanyahu blocks bill to prevent division of Jerusalem
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blocked controversial legislation that would make it nearly impossible to divide Jerusalem ahead of a planned vote on Sunday. The Prime Minister’s Office said that the reason was that Netanyahu wanted the coalition to reach a consensus on what the bill would look like rather than use a version put forward by Education Minister Naftali Bennett’s Bayit Yehudi party.

Media Still Shilling for Obama
the press has gone all out to criticize Trump in whatever way possible. A recent Shorenstein Center Harvard study found that CNN and NBC had given Trump 93 percent negative coverage. The study, according to the researchers, followed the reporting of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post, “CBS Evening News, CNN’s The Situation Room, Fox’s Special Report, and NBC Nightly News,” and “three European news outlets.”

Associated Press Corrects Big Falsehood In Four Trump-Russia Reports
The Associated Press “clarified” a false claim it’s been running in stories about President Trump and Russia on Friday, conceding in a release it’s not the case that 17 intelligence agencies “agreed” on the hacking narrative. The correction to four reports on Trump and Russia comes the same day The New York Times issued a similar correction to a Maggie Haberman report. Both The NYT and the AP now say the claim they’ve been floating for months is incorrect.

UNESCO experts: Hebron heritage request too focused on Muslim history
UNESCO experts warned the Palestinian Authority that it has overly focused on Hebron’s Muslim history, at the exclusion of the Judeo-Christian heritage, in its request that the West Bank’s city’s “Old Town” be inscribed on the “World Heritage in Danger” list. The failure to make a full case for inscription as a heritage site combined with Israel’s decision to ban experts from visiting the city make it difficult to conclude if an emergency situation exists…

Saudi media threatens Qatar as ultimatum nears expiry
An ultimatum issued by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates to Qatar that it drop support for terrorists and meet a list of 13 demands…is nearing its expiry amid a torrent of threats… Omar Ghobash, was quoted…“There are certain economic sanctions that we can take…” But Sultan went so far as to imply that military force might be employed, using the word “storm” several times, which has echoes of…the Saudi military campaign in Yemen, Decisive Storm.

Dahlan confidant says Abbas pushing Hamas toward war
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is pushing Hamas toward a war with Israel, according to Sufian Abu Zaida…“If Abu Mazen’s [Abbas’s] pressure on Gaza continues with Israel’s participation, Hamas will not just accept it,” Abu Zaida, a former PA prisoner affairs and civil affairs minister, said Thursday in a telephone interview with The Jerusalem Post. “Hamas will decide that it has no choice but to have another confrontation with Israel.”

Xi Jinping warns Hong Kong over sovereignty ‘red line’
Chinese President Xi Jinping has warned against “impermissible” challenges to Beijing’s authority over Hong Kong. Mr Xi was speaking at the swearing-in of the territory’s new leader Carrie Lam, as Hong Kong marked 20 years since its handover to China from Britain. On Saturday afternoon, after Mr Xi had left Hong Kong, thousands of people took part in an annual march calling for greater democracy.

Europe migrant crisis: Italy threatens to close ports as ministers meet
The interior ministers of Germany, France and Italy are due to meet for crisis talks in Paris amid a warning from Italy that the influx of migrants into the country is unsustainable. Italy has threatened to close its ports and impound rescue ships run by aid agencies carrying people from Libya. It needs more support as people cross the Mediterranean from Africa in large numbers, the UN’s refugee agency said.

French Puzzle Over Macron as Their New President Gathers Up Power
Is he Machiavelli, Bonaparte or de Gaulle? Emmanuel Macron wrote a thesis about the first, is often compared to the second and frequently cites the third. That parlor game playing out in the French media, as France tries to figure out its new president, demonstrates one thing: Mr. Macron has already concentrated all the power, nearly by default.

NASA unveils plan to test asteroid defense technique
Humanity could face one less doomsday scenario if NASA has its way. On Friday, the space agency announced plans to redirect the course of a small asteroid approaching Earth, as part of the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), according to a NASA press release. The release notes that asteroids hit Earth nearly every day, but most are small enough to burn up in the atmosphere.

Bill to create panel that could remove Trump from office quietly picks up Democratic support
For months, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic leaders have privately counseled…members to forswear talk of impeaching President Trump, telling them the political support…simply doesn’t exist… But 25 House Democrats…are now pushing an…alternative: They are backing a bill that would create a congressional “oversight” commission that could declare the president incapacitated, leading to his removal from office under the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

House Republicans propose big change to tax code for churches
Republican members of the House of Representatives are working to…allow church leaders to openly advocate for politicians and political causes without fear of risking their church’s tax-exempt status. Under the Johnson Amendment…religious leaders who…advocate for politicians or political groups could have their church’s tax-exempt status removed by the IRS…Friday House Republicans are working to…gut the Johnson Amendment…by cutting off the funding used to enforce it.

What Are They Hiding? Democrat State Officials Refuse to Assist President Trump
Democrat state officials in various states across the union are refusing to assist President Trump in his voter fraud investigation. Democrat politicians from California, Connecticut, Virginia and even Kentucky… We also reported on a massive voter fraud incident in Nevada where half of the 19,000 votes in one district alone were determined to be fraudulent….A study from the state of Kansas also found that there are over 7 million voter registrations that appear in two states simultaneously.

Chris Christie Announces New Jersey Government Shutdown, Orders State Of Emergency
Illinois, Maine, Connecticut: the end of the old fiscal year and the failure of numerous states to enter the new one with a budget, means that some of America’s most populous states have seen their local governments grind to a halt overnight until some spending agreement is reached. Now we can also add New Jersey to this list.

United Nations Hosts Two-Day Anti-Israel Palestinian Forum at its Headquarters
The United Nations once again has displayed its anti-Israel bias by hosting what is called the “United Nations Forum to Mark Fifty Years of Occupation.” The United Nations Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People has organized the two-day meeting. Representatives affiliated or working with two terrorist organizations – Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) – are taking part.

The Brilliance of Trump’s Mika Brzezinski Tweet
.. The Mika Brzezinski tweet was incredibly brilliant. The timing was perfect, as planned. While the Press is talking about Trump’s Tweet: The travel ban went into effect, two immigration bills were approved by Congress, and other things the Democrats would normally be screaming about are getting done. . . under the radar, because the people suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome are too busy to notice because they are too occupied with screaming and yelling about Trump’s tweets.

America’s Pension Bomb: Illinois Is Just the Start
The problem with ponzi schemes is that eventually you get to the point where the ponzi is so large that you can’t possibly steal enough money from new entrants to cover redemptions from those trying to exit…

Pentagon Halts Obama’s Transgender Endorsement Plan
The Secretary of Defense has frozen a decision by former President Barack Obama to recruit transgender soldiers this year, and a new poll shows the planned recruitment freeze is very popular. Two of every three swing voters say the Pentagon should postpone plans to accept “transgender” people who are trying to live as members of the opposite sex, according to the new poll by Rasmussen Reports.



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Pope shakes up Vatican by replacing conservative doctrinal chief
A brief Vatican statement said Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Mueller’s five-year mandate as head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, a key department charged with defending Catholic doctrine, would not be renewed. Mueller, 69, who was appointed by former Pope Benedict in 2012, will be succeeded by the department’s number two, Archbishop Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer. Ladaria, a 73-year-old Spaniard who, like the Argentine pope is a member of the Jesuit order,

INTENSIFYING NOCTILUCENT CLOUD ACTIVITY
Nightfall is supposed to bring darkness. Recent nightfalls in Europe, however, have brought glowing ripples of electric-blue.

Which Americans support Israel – and which do not?
Survey shows major decline in support for Israel among Democrats, Millennials, blacks and Latinos. Broken down by demographic groups, the decline in support for Israel was apparent among groups which tend to vote Democratic: younger Americans, blacks, and Latinos. Blacks are increasingly associating Palestinian Arab rights with their own struggle.

Putin is drowning in Syria
Putin and Lavrov entered the Syrian quagmire without planning their getaway. And now, there is none. For a Russian analyst living in Russia to openly declare Putin’s Syria policy a “dead-end” without fearing for his life shows how truly dire the Syrian situation is for Putin.

Saudi Arabia, allies give Qatar two more days to accept demands
The four states cut diplomatic and commercial ties with Qatar on June 5, accusing it of supporting terrorism, meddling in their internal affairs and advancing the agenda of regional foe Iran, all of which Qatar denies. Mediation efforts, including by the U.S., have been fruitless.

Power outage hits multiple Central American countries
A massive power outage hit Central America, causing millions of people to lose electricity for hours. The outage was so vast across Costa Rica that all of its power plants lost power for hours at a time.

A Palestinian State Will Be Hell For Abused Women
Currently, Israel is the one place in the Middle East where women enjoy full equality with men. The assumption was that a Palestinian state would be the same. It won’t. Nor do the Palestinians themselves want it to be.

Major defense deals to be signed during historic Modi visit to Israel
Israel and India are expected to sign several major defense deals during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel marking 25 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Modi, who is set to arrive on Tuesday in the first-ever visit by a sitting Indian prime minister, has stressed that defense will not be the primary focus of the trip. The two sides are also expected to sign number of agreements in the fields of innovation, development, science, technology and space.

South China Sea: China calls USS Stethem warship ‘a provocation’
Beijing has called the presence of a US warship near a disputed island in the South China Sea “a serious political and military provocation”. The USS Stethem sailed close to Triton Island, part of the Paracel Islands archipelago, claimed by China and others. China responded by sending military vessels and fighter jets to the area.

Qatar is given a further 48 hours to meet Gulf demands
Saudi Arabia and three other Arab states have extended the deadline for Qatar to accept a list of demands or face further sanctions by 48 hours. The initial deadline for Qatar to agree to the group’s 13 demands, including the shutting down of the Al Jazeera news network, expired on Sunday. The Gulf state, which denies funding extremism, is expected to submit a formal response later.

World’s largest warship docks at Haifa
The USS George H.W. Bush, docked outside Israel’s Haifa port Saturday, the first such visit in 17 years. The Nimitz-class aircraft supercarrier left its homeport of Norfolk, Virginia on January 21 and has been in the region since February as a base for airstrikes against the Islamic State group. It operates mainly in the Persian Gulf.

Irish Pro-Life Rally Draws 70,000 in March Against Abortion
Ireland’s annual “Rally for Life” in Dublin drew some 70,000 marchers Saturday, calling for the protection of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, which prohibits abortion. David Quinn, founder and director of the Iona Institute for Religion and Society, told Breitbart News that the immense turnout for the march “sends a very strong signal to the Government that they are going to meet tremendous resistance in their campaign to remove from our Constitution the right to life of the unborn.”

Trump: Since Signing the Declaration of Independence, ‘America Always Affirmed that Liberty Comes from Our Creator’
Saturday, President Donald Trump said in his “Celebrate Freedom Rally” speech honoring veterans at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C….“Since the signing of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago, America always affirmed that liberty comes from our creator,” Trump declared. “Our rights are given to us by God and no earthly force can ever take those rights away. That is why my administration is returning that power back to where it belongs — to the people.”

Near 100,000 Migrants Cross Mediterranean To Europe in First Six Months of 2017
Despite efforts by individual nations and the European Union to get to grips with the migrant crisis, nearly 100,000 people crossed the Mediterranean in the first half of 2017. While the significant figure is down on the same period in 2016 and shows the migrant deal with Turkey has been partially successful, the latest figures reported by the UN Migration Agency (IOM) show the problem is slowly shifting West.

University Considers Removal of Bibles and Crosses from Chapel
An Oklahoma public university is reconsidering its original decision to remove religious articles from its chapel after it received a complaint from an organization that describes itself as a “national religious liberty watchdog group.” On Friday East Central University (ECU) announced it was putting a halt to its removal of religious articles, such as bibles and crosses, from its Kathryn P. Boswell Memorial Chapel and steeple, until receiving feedback from students and faculty.

South Pars deal with Total, CNPC to be signed today
Iran will sign a deal today with France’s Total and China’s state-owned National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) for development of phase 11 of its South Pars gas field. Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh and directors from National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), Total, CNPC, and Iran’s Petropars Group and Pars Oil & Gas Company (POGC) are expected to attend the signing ceremony, Tasnim news agency reported.

UNESCO World Heritage meet opens amid tensions over Hebron motion
Officials opened the 41st annual UNESCO World Heritage Committee’s conference in Poland on Sunday, bringing together 21 member states, more than 170 observer nations and many non-governmental organizations. The meeting will run through July 12 and debate contentious issues like a Palestinian motion to deny Israel sovereignty over Jerusalem and have the West Bank city of Hebron designated as a “World Heritage Site in Danger.”

Anti-Semitic incidents jolt New Jersey town buffeted by welfare scam
A Holocaust memorial outside a synagogue in Lakewood, New Jersey, was covered with an anti-Semitic banner on Sunday, hours after anti-Semitic flyers were found placed on car windshields in the area. Both had a link to the same white supremacist website. The Anti-Defamation League tweeted an image of the monument, which is outside the Congregation Sons of Israel synagogue, draped with a white cloth banner emblazoned with an anti-Semitic term for Jews, which read “Heebs will not divide us.”

Suicide blast rocks heart of Syria’s capital
Security forces chased three explosive-laden vehicles through Damascus Sunday, intercepting two of them at checkpoints but failing to stop the third before it exploded in the city center, killing at least eight people, state media and others reported.

Pentagon sails destroyer near disputed island in South China Sea, officials say
For the second time since President Trump took office, the Pentagon dispatched a U.S. Navy warship to sail near a disputed island claimed by China in the South China Sea, two U.S. defense officials told Fox News.

“I’m Concerned For My Friend The President… They Are Going To Find Something”
“I feel for my friend Donald… he is a great man… Our whole system is suspect right now… it’s all these bureaucrats and people with their hands in pockets… why does a politician go into office poor and leave rich? How does it happen? That’s corruption… but nobody says anything about that.”

Trump Preparing Possible North Korean Strike, Contacting Japanese & Chinese Leaders Today
President Donald Trump will hold separate telephone conversations Sunday with the leaders of Japan and China. A White House announcement did not say what Trump would discuss with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping. The talks, however, are likely to be about Trump’s growing frustration with North Korea and its series of recent missile tests.

Illinois House Approves Historic 32% Tax Increase, Governor Vows Veto
Late on Sunday evening the Illinois House approved the most controversial element of a budget package, a tax hike which will increase the income tax rate by 32% from 3.75% to 4.95%, and the corporate income tax rate from 5.25% to 7%, to try and end a historic budget impasse. The bill passed 72-45.

Loretta Lynch Under DOJ Investigation for Obstruction-Mainstream Media Blackout
Attorney General Loretta Lynch, another criminal in the long line of Obama administration minions. She is now accused of obstructing justice and is under a criminal investigation by the DOJ. Will this get legs or will the Deep State be able to kill the investigation.



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#Drought17: South Dakota Farmers Bale Wheat Crop
It’s no secret that North and South Dakota are bone dry. The U.S. drought monitor screams it loud and clear with colors indicating extreme drought to abnormally dry conditions covering the two states. With no significant rain in sight over the next 10 days, Dakota farmers are buckling up for some warmer temperatures and continued dry conditions.

Saudi Arabia V Qatar conflict may trigger ‘Mother of all Wars’ – World War 3 threat issued
The Gefira foundation said the rivalry, if left unsolved, could result in a “mother of all wars” exploding within the Middle East. Using World War One and Two as examples, the research group claimed large-scale conflicts are usually triggered by a “single event”.

Battle for Jerusalem in UNESCO returns
As Israel wages a diplomatic battle against the UNESCO resolution defining the Cave of Machpela in Hevron as a Muslim shrine devoid of any Jewish connection, the Palestinian Arabs have been working to advance an additional resolution meant to sever the Jewish connection to Jerusalem.

North Korea launches ballistic missile
North Korea launched an unidentified projectile into the sea off its east coast on Tuesday (local time), South Korea’s military said, according to Reuters. The projectile, which the South Korean military also described as a ballistic missile, was launched from the North’s western region.

Kremlin: Putin-Trump meeting agreed for July 7 in Hamburg
A meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump will take place on the sidelines of a G20 summit in Hamburg on July 7, Russian news agencies quoted Kremlin foreign policy aide Yuri Ushakov as saying on Tuesday.

Austria to send troops, armoured vehicles to border with Italy to block migrants
The move reflects deep concern in Vienna and elsewhere in Europe over the huge number of asylum seekers who continue to cross the Mediterranean from the coast of Libya – so far this year more than 85,000 have been rescued and brought to Italy.

Mysterious fliers threaten “genocide of the white race”
It appeared to be a jobs flier, promising to “make you rich if you join us.” Then it continued, “we are killing off the entire evil white race by making them addicted to cocaine, crack, spiked marijuana, spice, meth, heroin, hash, and other poisons, to kill them.”

Abbas to Africa: No Israel ties without end to military rule
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday told African states that improved ties with Israel should be calculated in relation to the Jewish state’s commitment to ceasing its military rule over Palestinian territories. Over the past year, Israel has launched an intensive effort bolster its ties with African states, making inroads in a continent that has long refrained from enhancing such cooperation.

At July 4th event, Netanyahu vows to make every Jew feel at home at Kotel
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged Monday to make the Western Wall a place where all Jews can feel at home. “I am committed, and I remain committed, to making every Jew feel at home in Israel, including at the Kotel,” he said at the annual July 4th ceremony at the US ambassador’s residence in Herzliya. “All we need is patience and perseverance.”

Haley asks UN not to inscribe Hebron on World Heritage List
The United Nations should opposed the Palestinian Authority request to inscribe Hebron’s old city and the Tomb of the Patriarchs on the World Heritage in Danger list, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said on Monday in advance of Friday’s vote on the matter in Krakow, Poland. “The Tomb of the Patriarchs, which is sacred to three faiths, is under no immediate threat. Such a designation risks undermining the seriousness such an assessment by UNESCO should have,” Haley said.

North Korea missile test: Hwasong-14 hailed as ICBM
North Korea says it has successfully tested its first “intercontinental ballistic missile” (ICBM). A state television announcement said the missile, which landed in the Sea of Japan on Tuesday, could hit targets anywhere in the world. But the US and Russia said the missile had a medium range and presented no threat to either country.

Austrian troops may stop Italy migrants at Brenner Pass
Austria is ready to deploy troops and armour at the Brenner Pass – a border crossing with Italy – if the influx of migrants to Italy continues to grow. Defence Minister Hans Peter Doskozil announced the measures in an interview with Austria’s Kronen Zeitung daily. He said four Pandur armoured personnel carriers had been sent to the Tyrol region and 750 troops were on standby.

Raqqa: IS ‘capital’ wall breached by US-backed Syrian forces
US-backed Syrian forces have breached the wall at Raqqa’s Old City as they try to retake the city from so-called Islamic State, the US military says. It says the coalition had helped the advance of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) by firing on two sections of the historic Rafiqa Wall. The SDF, supported by US-led coalition air strikes, has spent months encircling the city.

Kremlin: Putin-Trump meeting agreed for July 7 in Hamburg – agencies
A meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump will take place on the sidelines of a G20 summit in Hamburg on July 7, Russian news agencies quoted Kremlin foreign policy aide Yuri Ushakov as saying on Tuesday.

Free Our Internet (FOI) Rolls Out July 4 Campaign to Save Internet from Soros Censorship Rules
…The “Net Freedom Ring” campaign will commence on July 4th and calls for internet independence from government regulations such as the FCC’s 2015 so-called “Net Neutrality” rules pushed by President Obama that were designed institutionalize the censorship that Internet portal giants Google, Facebook, and Twitter impose on conservative and libertarian websites including Infowars.com.

New Jersey Homeland Security Officially Lists Antifa as a Terrorist Organization
Feds slap extremist anti-Trump group with domestic terror label.

Obama Plans Meeting with South Korean Leaders
Former President Barack Obama will meet informally on Monday with South Korean leaders while in that country to give a speech at an international forum, The Hill reported Sunday.

A Hot New Fashion Trend Has Men Dressing In Skirts, Dresses And 8 Inch Heels
..In recent years we have been hearing a lot about “gender fluidity”, and this is yet another example of that phenomenon. The distinctions between men and women are being blurred, and there are many that would like to eliminate them altogether.

U.N. goes Orwellian: 3 disturbing identifiers for mass migration
Migration is INEVITABLE. Migration is NECESSARY. Migration is DESIRABLE. These three sentences flash at the end of a new video released by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), a United Nations group dedicated to “promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all.”

Obama Linked Activist Groups Plan Massive Protests Against 4th Of July Celebrations
While patriotic Americans will be celebrating the greatness of our country this Independence Day, those on the far-left and liberal extremists have other plans. There are groups that are funded with the billions of dollars that Barack Hussein Obama secretly funneled to hardcore, radical Trump hating leftist organizations like AntiFa, MoveOn, Our Revolution, Indivisible, CREDO and other liberal ‘resistance’ groups that are planning to disrupt 4th of July celebrations.

‘They’re Going Fast:’ Trump Declares ISIS Fight Is A ‘Whole Different Ball Game’ Now That Obama Is Gone
…Trump has granted Mattis extraordinary powers in the fight against ISIS, including the ability to set troop levels and adjust the rules of engagement. The decisions mark a sharp departure from the policies of former President Barack Obama, who tightly managed the wars from the White House.



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Synergy Between Torah and Science: How Far is TOO Far?
Zoltan Istvan, known for his endorsement of transhumanism as his political party and own philosophy, puts forth the idea that all humans desire to reach a state of perfect personal power, to be omnipotent in the universe. In this, the movement is a form of alternate Messianic movement. And therein lies a much larger danger.

Arab nations say they have Qatar’s response to their demands
Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates said in a joint statement they would respond “in a timely manner.” The countries did not elaborate on what steps they could take, though a major credit rating agency warned it had changed Qatar’s economic outlook to negative over the turmoil.

Philippine troops arrest Marawi militants’ ‘main financier’
Philippine security forces arrested on Wednesday the main financier and logistics supporter of the pro-Islamic State militants who have for weeks been battling government troops for control of a southern town, the army said.

SUNSPOTS ARE VANISHING
Today, July 5th, the sun is blank–no sunspots. White light images from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory show no dark cores anywhere on the solar disk. This marks the 44th day in 2017 without sunspots. So many blank suns is a clear sign that Solar Minimum is approaching.

Iranians confirm goal is to ‘rule worldwide’
According to the Middle East Media Research Institute, the commanders believe the Islamic revolution in Iran is only the first stage on a path to spreading the rule of Shiite Islam in the Middle East and worldwide.

Synagogue membership in UK drops to all-time low, survey finds
The UK is now home to the largest number of synagogues ever recorded in the country, but membership has dropped to the lowest number on record, according to a report released Wednesday by the Institute of Jewish Policy Research and the Board of Deputies of British Jews. The report, titled Synagogue membership in the United Kingdom in 2016, found that despite the 454 synagogues that now exist in the UK, the number of household memberships to them have dropped below 80,000.

North Korea ICBM launch: US and S Korea respond with drill
The US and South Korea have held a ballistic missile drill, after North Korea tested a long-range missile experts believe may reach Alaska. Self-restraint was “all that separated armistice and war” and could be changed at any time, the two allies said. It would be a “grave mistake” for the North to think otherwise, they said.

Saudi Arabia has ‘clear link’ to UK extremism, report says
Saudi Arabia is the chief foreign promoter of Islamist extremism in the UK, a new report has claimed. The Henry Jackson Society said there was a “clear and growing link” between Islamist organisations in receipt of overseas funds, hate preachers and Jihadist groups promoting violence. The foreign affairs think tank called for a public inquiry into the role of Saudi Arabia and other Gulf nations.

Raw waste water use on farms is ‘50% higher’ than estimated
The global use of untreated waste water from cities to irrigate crops is much more widespread than previously estimated…The farmers often produce crops which are consumed as street food by around 800,000 people. These can contain “unbelievable amounts” of e-coli bacteria, say the authors. “The de-facto re-use of urban waste water is understandable, given the combination of increasing water pollution and declining fresh water availability…” said Anne Thebo, from the University of California…

…US President calls emergency meeting to formulate ‘measured response’ to North Korea’s record-breaking missile test…
President Donald Trump called an emergency meeting on the Fourth of July to formulate a ‘measured response’ to North Korea’s first intercontinental ballistic missile test, amid fears it could reach as far as Alaska. North Korea declared Tuesday that it had finally achieved its dream of building an intercontinental ballistic missile, saying it would ‘fundamentally put an end to the US nuclear war threat and blackmail’.

Satellite is SPIRALLING out of control above Earth
A SATELLITE is spiralling out of control and could head towards Earth, its operator has confirmed. Spacecraft construction company SES says it lost control of its satellite on June 17 and is now struggling locate it. SES’s AMC-9 satellite, which was 36,000 kilometres above the Earth’s surface, began spiralling out of control following a “significant anomaly”.

Israel slams latest UNESCO vote as ‘absurd, pathetic and unnecessary’
Israel protested on Wednesday a UNESCO vote that called it an “occupying power” in Jerusalem’s Old City, which includes sites sacred to the Jews, Christians and Muslims. Participants in a UNESCO World Heritage Committee’s session in Krakow, Poland, called on Israeli authorities to stop excavations and other works in the Old City, saying they are illegal.

Egypt agrees to open Rafah Border Crossing
Relations between Hamas and Egypt are growing warmer, as the Egyptians prepare for the opening of the Rafah Border Crossing this September, allowing free passage of Palestinian civilians from the Gaza Strip to Egypt and back. Millions of dollars were invested in preparing the Rafah Crossing for its reopening in recent months.

Israeli Rabbi: World is Nearly Ready for Messiah, All That’s Missing are the Nations
“You know what is missing?’ Rabbi Anava asked rhetorically. “The nations of the world. Now, all we need to do is involve a couple billion people from the other nations to be part of the redemption.” Rabbi Anava cited the biblical source requiring Jews to teach non-Jews.

Trump’s revenge and how Woodward/Bernstein ruined journalism
Trump’s self-made video parody that shows him wrestling down CNN has all the self-righteous pundits in an uproar, but it puts the heat where it belongs…on CNN and the rest of them that round-the-clock give him no peace, no mercy, no fairness, no slack. In return, Trump goes Raw. (Like Truman once did.) Friends in Israel tell me that Trump is not alone. Benjamin Netanyahu, they say, gets the same treatment from the Hebrew press. Most times, even worse.

Kremlin hopes Putin-Trump meeting to establish working dialog
The Kremlin said on Wednesday it hoped a planned meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump this week would help establish an effective working dialog between them. Such a dialog was needed between Washington and Moscow to help resolve conflicts around the world, the Kremlin said.

Over 200 North Americans become Israelis as first aliya flight of the summer arrives
The passengers include 34 families, 78 children, five sets of twins, and 51 singles, working in a range of professions. The oldest is 82 years old, and the youngest a month and a half. Forty-seven of the immigrants are moving to the periphery, as part of Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund’s Go South and Go North programs.

Severing ties with the EU starts in DAYS as transferring of laws to begin NEXT WEEK
The bill is designed to transpose EU law as well as repealing the 1972 European Communities Act which formalised Britain’s membership of the bloc.

Canada’s Disturbing Independence Day Gift to America
Rebel media.com CEO Ezra Levant is right in tweeting that Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “chose July 4th as the day to announce he’ll pay $10,000,000 to an unrepentant Al Qaida terrorist who killed an American.”

A NEW LOW: Transgender ‘Sam Doll’ Aims to Teach Children in Canada About ‘Gender Identity’ Gender Creative Kids Canada has developed a children’s toy that teaches kids that ‘transgenderism’ is normal and healthy. Production, marketing and distribution of the doll is being funded by money raised on Kickstarter. The Canadian government has also contributed to some of the funding as they helped launched the ‘Gender Creative Kids Canada’ website.

A Single Wiretap Intercepted 3 Million Calls Last Year — And It Absolutely Concerns You
To carry out a relatively unimpressive drug sting, an unarmed federal agency swept up well over 3 million phone conversations in two months with a lone wiretap order — one of 3,186 such orders issued by federal and state judges in 2016 — evincing an overreach of State authority so egregious, it would behoove the law-abiding and law-breaking, alike, to take note.

Paul Craig Roberts: “Once Only Blacks Were Enslaved, Now We All Are”
“Democracy does not exist in America. All the bombast you will hear on the 4th is designed to keep you locked in The Matrix… The talk about “taking back your government” is nonsense. The government doesn’t belong to you. You can’t take it back… Chris Hedges says that your only alternatives are to overthrow the criminal class in Washington or to accept your slavery.”

Secret Service Grills Kathy Griffin Over Trump “Severed Head” Stunt
A little more than a month after comedian Kathy Griffin was fired by CNN for posing for a photo holding President Trump’s bloody severed head, Dan Abrams’ Law Newz blog reports that Griffin was grilled by the Secret Service over the controversial photoshoot.

Russia and China Call for U.S. to Freeze Large-Scale Military Exercises Amid North Korea Tensions
Russia and China have proposed that North Korea declare a moratorium on nuclear and missile tests while the United States and South Korea refrain from large-scale military exercises


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Magnitude-5.8 earthquake strikes in western Montana: USGS
A magnitude-5.8 earthquake hit western Montana early on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, and people felt the tremor hundreds of miles away. The earthquake struck five miles (9 km) southeast of Lincoln, Montana, at about 12:30 a.m. local time, the USGS said on its website.

Earth’s mantle deep beneath the North Island volcano zone is melting
Researchers from the Victoria University of Wellington used GPS data to examine vertical and horizontal movements of the Earth’s crust around Lake Taupo and the Bay of Plenty. They’ve been able to get a sense of the processes in the mantle – about 20km beneath the surface – and where the semi-solid mantle melts and eventually rises to the surface to feed volcanoes. Taupo volcano last erupted around 1800 years ago and its remnants filled with what is now the largest lake in New Zealand.

Republican lawmaker Steve Scalise’s condition worsens after June shooting
U.S. Representative Steve Scalise, shot and wounded during a baseball practice last month, developed an infection and was readmitted to an intensive care unit, MedStar Washington Hospital Center said on Wednesday.

‘Entire Internet against CNN right now’: Reddit moderator on #CNNBlackmail scandal
No one should be surprised by the fact that “CNN is suppressing a private citizen’s right of free speech,” he said. The man is a moderator of “The_Donald” Subreddit, where the viral clip, showing US President Donald Trump wrestling a man with the CNN logo for a head, was originally posted and then deleted by its creator. The scandal started after the news network tracked down the alleged meme maker and threatened to disclose his identity if they post such “offensive” content again. Ted Cruz claims CNN may have broken law as meme war intensifies The moderator believes that such actions against freedom of speech cannot end up without consequences. “CNN has all of the Internet against them right now, and when organizations attack freedom of speech, it never ends up well for them,”

Vatican investigates Catholic group after exorcism claim that Francis is devil’s man
Mgr João Scognamiglio Clá Dias, the founder and now ex-leader of the Heralds of the Gospel, can be seen in the video saying that the devil had told the Heralds priest that Francis was “my man”. Satan said Francis is “stupid” and does “everything I want”, Clá Dias says.

The World’s Oldest Known Temple Was Home to a ‘Skull Cult’
The people of Göbekli Tepe loved carving headless humans into stone. Turns out they also loved carving human heads using stone

‘Biological Teleportation’ Edges Closer With Craig Venter’s Digital-to-Biological Converter
Recently, working with Daniel Gibson, vice president of DNA technology at Synthetic Genomics, Venter published a prototype DBC capable of downloading digitized DNA instructions and synthesizing biomolecules from scratch. Not only did the futuristic machine pump out functional bits of DNA, vaccines, and proteins, it also automatically synthesized viral particles from scratch.

European Parliament to host terrorists’ relatives
Seventeen European Parliament members from all across the political spectrum are opposing their leftist colleagues’ initiative, which would invite family members of convicted terrorists to the Parliament building. In a letter to the European Parliament President Antonio Tajani, the signatories wrote, “We are utterly appalled with the understanding that our colleagues from the Delegation for Relations with Palestine (DPAL), under the pretext of discussing ‘the situation of the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails after the hunger-strike,’ are in fact offering a public platform to relatives of convicted terrorists.”

Erdogan: The demands placed on Qatar are unacceptable
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday reaffirmed Turkey’s support for Qatar in its dispute with four other Arab states, and said their demands against Qatar were unacceptable,

Palestinians: UNESCO vote proves Israel’s Jerusalem narrative false
UNESCO has proved that Israel’s narrative with regard to Jerusalem is false, the Palestinian Authority and Hamas said on Wednesday after the World Heritage Committee disavowed Israeli sovereignty over the city. Hamas spokesman Abudllatif al-Qanoun, in a statement to the press, claimed that UNESCO’s resolution demolishes the false Israeli narrative and asserts the Palestinian right in Jerusalem and al-Aksa Mosque.

Netanyahu vetoes bill for 300 homes in Beit El settlement
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…vetoed a bill that would have guaranteed the construction of…homes for settlers who had been evicted as a result of High Court of Justice petitions. MK Bezalel Smotrich…had submitted the bill to the Ministerial Legislative Committee after a campaign by residents of the Beit El settlement to sway Netanyahu to market 300 homes designed for their community located outside of Ramallah in the Binyamin region of the West Bank.

Libya eastern commander Haftar declares Benghazi ‘liberated’
The head of the self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) has said his forces “liberated” the eastern Benghazi city after years of fighting with Islamists. Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar said the city now enters a new era of “security, peace and reconciliation”. If confirmed, victory would mark a major advance for the one-time commander in the army of late strongman Muammar Gaddafi.

Europe migrant crisis: EU blamed for ‘soaring’ death toll
Amnesty International has blamed “failing EU policies” for the soaring death toll among refugees and migrants in the central Mediterranean. In a report, it said “cynical deals” with Libya consigned thousands to the risk of drowning, rape and torture. It said the EU was turning a blind eye to abuses in Libyan detention centres, and was mostly leaving it up to sea rescue charities to save migrants.

Trump to say Western civilisation is at stake in Warsaw speech
US President Donald Trump is to argue that the future of Western civilisation is at stake in a keynote speech in the Polish capital Warsaw. Holding up Poland as an example of a country ready to defend Western freedoms, he will warn against the threats of “terrorism and extremism”. Poland’s conservative government shares Mr Trump’s hostile view of immigration and strong sense of sovereignty.

EU and Japan reach free trade deal
The European Union and Japan have formally agreed an outline free-trade deal. The agreement paves the way for trading in goods without tariff barriers between two of the world’s biggest economic areas. However, few specific details are known and a full, workable agreement may take some time.

Qatar crisis: Restrictions to continue, Saudi Arabia says
Restrictions on Qatar will continue after it rejected the ultimatum made by its Middle East neighbours, Saudi Arabia has said. The foreign ministers of four Arab countries, meeting in Cairo, said they regretted Qatar’s “negative” response to their list of demands. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the UAE severed ties with Qatar last month.

Vatican police ‘break up gay orgy’ at home of one of Pope Francis’ advisors
Vatican police have broken up a gay orgy at the home of the secretary to one of Pope Francis’s key advisers, it has been claimed. The flat belonged to the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, or Holy Office, which is in charge of tackling sexual abuse amongst the clergy. Reports in Italy claim the occupant of the apartment is the secretary to Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio – a key aide to the 80-year-old Pope.

‘Astonishing’ rise in demand for exorcisms putting mental health at risk, report finds
An “astonishing” rise in harmful Christian exorcisms is being partly driven by migrant communities…A report by Theos, a think tank focusing on religion, found that…the “booming industry” in exorcisms was putting Christians’ mental health at risk. The report, which examines the relationship between Christianity and mental health, said: “Exorcisms are now a booming industry in the UK…in defiance of any actual rules or procedures put in place by any church.”

Southern California’s heat wave expected to break records Friday
A heat wave settling over Southern California this week could break records from the coast to the mountains while the potential for thunderstorms may increase the risk of dry lightning sparking a fast-growing wildfire, the National Weather Service said Wednesday. The heat wave is expected to peak between Friday and Saturday, when it could approach 120 degrees in the Coachella Valley and 112 in Woodland Hills…

Hamas’ new top leader delivers first speech in Gaza City
The new supreme leader of the Islamic militant group Hamas on Wednesday delivered his first public speech since taking office in May, railing against Israel and the Trump administration while calling for unity with the rival Palestinian Authority. But in his speech, Ismail Haniyeh attached a series of conditions that will almost surely be rejected by his rival, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

EU parliament asks for Turkish accession talks to be suspended
The European Parliament on Thursday asked for Turkey’s European Union accession talks to be suspended if Ankara implements a constitutional overhaul, backed by a referendum in April, which expands the powers of President Tayyip Erdogan. The parliament has limited influence on the issue and Turkey said on Thursday it rejected proposals that it drop its EU membership bid in favor of cooperation in other areas.

Did CNN’s Chris Cuomo Break The Law When He Sent This Now-Deleted Tweet?
Earlier this morning CNN host Chris Cuomo tweeted out, then promptly deleted, a message asking whether he should reveal the name of the Reddit user who made the now infamous Trump-CNN wrestling video. He went on to imply that the whole purpose of outing the video’s creator would be to humiliate him for other posts he shared anonymously on a Reddit thread.

Macron: ‘I Will Govern Like a Roman God’
French president Emmanuel Macron has declared he will govern France like Jupiter, the Roman king of the gods, shortly after officials told the media his thought process was “too complex” for journalists to understand.

Russians Announce Launch of Brightest Object in Sky, Satellite “Brighter Than Venus”
Russian scientists recently announced plans to release a satellite into Earth’s orbit in 2 weeks, an object that is supposed to become, for a short period of time, the brightest object in the sky beyond the moon, brighter than Venus the brightest planet, or Sirius, the brightest star.

5,000 Cases of Female Genital Mutilation In UK Over Past Year
Newly released data from the NHS shows there were more than 5,000 new cases of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) recorded over the last year, with 120 cases involving women and girls that were born in the UK.

Emergency: US, Russia and China Prepare Neutron Bombs For Possible NKorea Strike
The US, China and Russia are threatening military action against North Korea, which could include neutron bombs capable of low yield thermonuclear payloads designed to maximize lethal radiation in the immediate area of the blast while minimizing the physical damage.

Zimbabwe 2.0: South Africa President Proposes Land “Expropriation Without Compensation”
“We agree on the imperative to accelerate land redistribution and land reform. Where it is necessary and unavoidable this may include expropriation without compensation. The Constitution provides for legislative changes to be effected in the democratic process.” – South Africa president Jacob Zuma said on Wednesday.

Fitton: Judicial Watch Sues VA Again for Docs About Misuse of Veterans’ Facility
Judicial Watch has taken the lead in trying to highlight the government’s misconduct and misuse of a 388-acre parcel of land in Los Angeles, originally intended to serve the needs of veterans.


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Mennonite Church USA Adopts BDS with 98% Vote
The resolution calls on members to “avoid purchase of products associated with the occupation or produced in settlements in occupied territories.” It also establishes a process for the church to review its investments “for the purpose of withdrawing investments from companies that are profiting from the occupation.”

CERN scientists one step closer to unlocking key to Universe after LHC breakthrough
Boffins from CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research) which runs the bizarre complex in Geneva have discovered a brand new heavy particle. The new particle, named Xi-cc++ (pronounced Ks?-CC plus-plus), is part of a family of “doubly-charmed baryons” that are predicted to exist by the Standard Model theory of particle physics. It is the first time scientists have been able to confirm their existence.

Untreatable gonorrhoea ‘superbug’ is spreading worldwide, WHO experts warn
At least three people worldwide are infected with totally untreatable “superbug” strains of gonorrhoea which they are likely to be spreading to others through sex, the World Health Organisation has warned.

Illinois approves first budget in 2yrs as ‘junk’ credit status looms
The measure is largely funded by a permanent personal income tax increase of 32 percent, which is expected to generate an estimated $5 billion in revenue.

Construction Under Temple Mount Preparing for Third Temple
“I was sure that what I was seeing was the beginning of construction on the Third Temple,” Gilchrist told Breaking Israel News. “As an architect, I know that if I was charged with the project, that is precisely the way I would have set about doing it. You don’t start at the top; you begin with making the foundations strong.”

‘It is the end of CNN!’ Did Trump just terminate cable news giant?
‘How can you not laugh at them? They’ve become a national joke’ Perhaps most Americans never thought they’d see the day when cable news giant CNN became completely irrelevant, obsolete and even extinct. But President Trump is waging a full-blown war with CNN, and – when it’s all said and done – CNN will be wiped off the news map, according to talk-radio king Rush Limbaugh. It was never gonna be pretty. It was never going to appear rational or normal. I mean, this is a huge battle taking place that Donald Trump is waging single-handedly.

UNESCO rules ancient Hebron sites to be inscribed as Palestinian
UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee voted in favor of registering the Old City of Hebron and Cave of Patriarchs to the State of Palestine on Friday. In a secret ballot, 12 countries voted in favor, three voted against and six abstained. An angry exchange between the Israeli ambassador to UNESCO Carmel Shama Cohen and other member states followed the vote.

Linda Sarsour calls for ‘jihad’ against American government
In a largely self-congratulatory speech to the Annual Islamic Society of North American (ISNA) this past weekend, Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour called for the “best form” of jihad against the current American administration. “A word of truth in front of a tyrant ruler or leader, that is the best form of jihad,” Sarsour declared. “And I hope that we, when we stand up to those who oppress our communities, that Allah accepts from us that as a form of jihad.

G20: Trump and Putin meet face to face for first time
US President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin have met for the first time, shaking hands at the start of a G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. They will hold a longer meeting later, and say they want to repair ties damaged by a crises including Russia’s alleged meddling in the US election. Climate change and trade are set to dominate as the two-day summit opens, with mass protests in the streets.

China’s first operational aircraft carrier Liaoning arrives in Hong Kong
China’s first operational aircraft carrier Liaoning has arrived in Hong Kong. Its first trip outside mainland China is part of the events marking the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from Britain to China. Its follows Xi Jinping’s visit last week, his first as Chinese president.

China hits back on Trump N Korea trade claim
China has issued data suggesting trade with North Korea was not as strong as implied by the United States. It follows a tweet from Donald Trump that highlighted an “almost 40%” rise in bilateral trade between the two nations in the first quarter of 2017. China didn’t dispute that number, but state media suggested the president’s comment was unfair and selective.

US bomber planes fly over East and South China Seas
The US has flown two bombers over East Asian waters, as tensions continue to run high in the region. The B-1B Lancers took part in joint military drills with Japan in the East China Sea, the US Air Force said in a statement. They then flew over the highly contentious South China Sea.

France set to ban sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040
France is set to ban the sale of any car that uses petrol or diesel fuel by 2040, in what the ecology minister called a “revolution”. Nicolas Hulot announced the planned ban on fossil fuel vehicles as part of a renewed commitment to the Paris climate deal. He said France planned to become carbon neutral by 2050.

Qatar crisis: Saudi-led bloc vows new measures
The four Arab states leading a boycott against Qatar have described Doha’s rejection of their demands as a threat to regional security. In a statement, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates also warned of unspecified new measures. Last month the four cut all ties with Qatar, in effect imposing a land blockade on the tiny emirate.

LHC double heavy particle to shine light on strong force
Scientists have detected a new particle at the Large Hadron Collider at Cern. The discovery will help researchers learn more about the so-called “strong force” which holds the centres of atoms together. The existence of the new particle was theoretically predicted but this is the first time it has been identified.

Oral sex spreading unstoppable bacteria
Oral sex is producing dangerous gonorrhoea and a decline in condom use is helping it to spread, the World Health Organization has said. It warns that if someone contracts gonorrhoea, it is now much harder to treat, and in some cases impossible. The sexually transmitted infection is rapidly developing resistance to antibiotics.

Study Finds Temperature Adjustments Account For ‘Nearly All Of The Warming’ In Climate Data
A new study found adjustments made to global surface temperature readings by scientists in recent years “are totally inconsistent with published and credible U.S. and other temperature data.” “Thus, it is impossible to conclude from the three published [global average surface temperature (GAST)] data sets that recent years have been the warmest ever – despite current claims of record setting warming,” according to…two scientists and a veteran statistician.

Hackers Are Targeting Nuclear Facilities, Homeland Security Dept. and F.B.I. Say
Since May, hackers have been penetrating the computer networks of companies that operate nuclear power stations and other energy facilities…in the United States and other countries. Among the companies targeted was the Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation, which runs a nuclear power plant near Burlington, Kan., according to security consultants and…the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation last week.

Ratings Collapse: CNN Now Losing To Nick-At-Nite In Prime Time Ratings War
Last week, more Americans tuned in to watch re-runs of “Yogi Bear,” “Full House,” and “Friends” on Nick At Nite than to watch Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon’s shows on CNN.

Alaska & Hawaii preparing for ‘NUCLEAR WAR’ after North Korean missile shocks officials
ALASKA and Hawaii are scrambling to produce a nuclear defense plan that ensures the survival of US citizens.

CNN Jumps Into Bed With Al Jazeera
So the real story is that CNN, which has thrown in with Al Jazeera, is the new tag team that will be going after the POTUS full force.

Liberating Forces Find Tons of ISIS’ Chemical Weapons
Tons of chemical weapons belonging to Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) were discovered by Iraqi security forces which are in the final stages of liberating Mosul.

Florida school dumps common core then skyrockets to number one in English Language Arts, with 90 percent scoring proficient
There is a reason that people have learned reading, writing and arithmetic in generally the same way over the years, and that’s because the tried-and-true traditional methods work. That’s why many people wondered what the real agenda of the Common Core national standards were when the Obama administration started pushing for it so relentlessly.

Military blinks in campaign that would allow ‘male pregnancies’
Service chiefs ‘can finally exhale about an Obama-era policy they worried would crumble morale’.

France to Mandate Parents Vaccinating Children in ’18
The move follows Italy’s policy where children cannot attend state schools unless they have been vaccinated. In Italy, 12 vaccines are mandatory for school children while France will require 11 for school children through the age of 16. Diptheria, tetanus, and polio are already mandatory, but whooping cough, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitus B, influenza, pneumonia, and meningitis C will be added to the list


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Bad news for Netanyahu?
Months of election campaigning, canvassing, and currying favor with voters will culminate on Monday when MK Amir Peretz and former environmental minister Avi Gabbay face off in a runoff for the Labor Party leadership…When the votes are counted on Monday night, the victor will begin an effort to initiate a general election. But he will face an uphill battle.

The dangerous implications of ISIS holding on to Marawi in the Philipines
…Basilan island and its Sulu archipelago is part of the Muslim-majority Mindinao province of southern Philippines. It is only 200 miles from Indonesia and Malaysian provinces on Borneo. The ability of ISIS to put down roots…in Asia is of special importance as it loses ground in Mosul and Raqqa…After ISIS established itself in Marawi the Philippine army thought they could dislodge the extremists but have found themselves in a month long battle that continues to stretch on.

Nikki Haley: UNESCO vote on Hebron tragic, an affront to history
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley joined Israel in its adamant critique of UNESCO’s decision to designate Hebron’s Old City and the Cave of the Patriarchs as Palestinian territory and endangered world heritage sites in a sharply-worded statement released Friday night. The UNESCO vote on Hebron is tragic on several levels,” the US envoy said…”It [the decision] represents an affront to history,” Haley charged, and added that “today’s vote does no one any good and causes much harm.”

Partial ceasefire deal reached in Syria, in Trump’s first peace effort
The United States, Russia and Jordan reached a ceasefire and “de-escalation agreement” for southwestern Syria on Friday, as the US government under President Donald Trump made its first attempt at peacemaking in the country’s six-year-old civil war. The ceasefire, due to start at noon Damascus time (0900 GMT) on Sunday, was announced after a meeting between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit of major economies in the German city of Hamburg.

Israel to cut $1 million from UN to build museum in Hebron
Israel plans to cut one million dollars from its funding to the United Nations so that it can build a museum in Hebron. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided to take that step after UNESCO on Friday inscribed Hebron’s Old Town and the Cave of the Patriarchs to the State of Palestine on the World Heritage in Danger list. It will also spend the money on additional projects to strengthen Jewish ties to the Biblical city of Hebron and the adjoining settlement of Kiryat Arba.

Japan floods: Deaths after Kyushu rain rise to 15
The death toll from flooding caused by recent heavy rain in southern Japan has risen to at least 15, officials say. Emergency teams are searching for another 15 people who are missing. Rivers burst their banks, destroying buildings and roads after more than 50cm (20in) of rain fell on parts of Kyushu, Japan’s southernmost island, over a 12-hour period on Wednesday.

Venezuela Catholic Church: Maduro turning country into dictatorship
Venezuela’s Roman Catholic Church has criticised President Nicolás Maduro’s decision to have the constitution rewritten. The head of the Venezuelan Episcopal Conference, Diego Padrón, said the reforms would turn the country into a “military dictatorship”. Mr Maduro issued a decree in May to establish a popular assembly that will write a new constitution.

U.S. plans to test THAAD missile defenses as North Korea tensions mount
The United States plans to carry out a new test of its THAAD missile defense system against an intermediate-range ballistic missile in the coming days, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Friday, as tensions with North Korea climb. Despite being planned months ago, the U.S. missile defense test will gain significance in the wake of North Korea’s launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on July 4 that has heightened concerns about the threat from Pyongyang.

Mark Levin: ‘We Are Being Defeated from Within’
Author and talk radio host Mark Levin said in an interview with CNSNews.com that America is “being defeated from within” by a “progressive” ideology that rejects the basic and inalterable principles of natural law and God-given rights upon which the United States of America was founded.

Is This Wealthy San Fran Suburb Really On The Brink Of Bankruptcy Or Is It A Scam To Raise Taxes
“We just don’t have enough revenue to take us through the future for many more years before we would really be in some of the situations other cities are, where they’re laying off mass numbers of employees or declaring bankruptcy.”

Op-Ed: There’s only one way to fix North Korea now
In response to the latest missile test and provocation from North Korea , President Donald Trump has vowed to respond “very strongly” with “severe things.”Instead of issuing empty threats, the president and his advisers need to get serious about developing an effective diplomatic plan for containing the North Korean nuclear problem. It’s time for the self-proclaimed ‘master of the deal’ to get to work on a coordinated strategy.

Eric Bolling: NYC Mayor a ‘Despicable Self-Dealing Clown’ for Disrespecting Assassinated Cop
Eric Bolling called NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio a “despicable, self-dealing clown” for leaving the country the day after a NYPD police officer was assassinated to address far-left anti-Trump radicals in Germany Friday.

Mitch McConnell: GOP Might Not Be Able to Repeal Obamacare
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday raised the possibility that Republicans might not be able to repeal and replace Obamacare but said that action will be needed to stabilize healthcare markets. .

Adam Shaw: Trump’s Poland Speech is the Final Nail in the Coffin of the Obama
President Trump’s speech in Poland Thursday punctuated the end of the Obama era, with Trump giving an address that at times couldn’t be more opposite to the worldview and the vision of former President Obama.

2018 Prediction: CNN collapses and goes bankrupt after Trump’s FDA bans prescription drug tv commercials
…Trump signed a directive (this past February) as an Executive Order that requires all Federal agencies to create regulatory reform task forces to help “alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens placed on the American people.” The biggest burden of them all is the unethical, unnecessary coercion of people to ask their doctors for experimental, chemical-based drugs they see advertised relentlessly between news segments on network television. These DTC commercials were all illegal before 1997 and righteously so.

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Israel to complete east Jerusalem center after controversial UNESCO vote
Israel plans to complete the construction of an internationally controversial Kedem Center for tourists that will be located in east Jerusalem just outside the Old City’s Dung Gate, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said…“Today I have instructed that procedures be completed for the construction of the Kedem Center for displaying the historical and archaeological findings for the City of David,” Netanyahu said.

Netanyahu warns against Iranian move-in amid ceasefire in southwest Syria
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Sunday that a ceasefire plan that took effect at noon in southwestern Syria should not allow for a vacuum to be filled by Iran and its proxies in the area near the border with Israel. Netanyahu added that Israel would welcome a genuine ceasefire in Syria, but heeded caution in addressing the latest international attempt at peacemaking in the Syrian conflict.

Cease-fire in Syrian region near Israel’s Golan takes effect
A “de-escalation agreement” meant to halt fighting in southwestern Syria, near the Israeli border, took effect at noon on Sunday. Israeli officials were consulted on the pending ceasefire, negotiated over several months by Russia, the United States and Jordan with Amman’s security concerns top of mind. At the Israeli government’s request, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke of the matter by phone on Thursday…

In Egypt, Abbas set to meet with Sisi
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is set to meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday, according to Palestinian media. Abbas arrived in Cairo on Saturday and is expected to discuss a variety of topics with the Egyptian leader. Already, he has met with Egyptian Foreign Minister Samih Shukri as well as Ahmad Abu al-Gheit, the secretary general of the Arab League, according to Palestinian news agency Ma’an.

Iran seeking nuclear weapons technology, German intel says
****ing German intelligence reports emerged in June and July revealing the Iranian regime’s continued pursuit of nuclear weapons and missile technology in defiance of international sanctions and UN resolutions. A federal intelligence report also said that the Islamic Republic targets Jewish and Israeli institutions with espionage.

Kashmir: Clashes as protesters mark militant’s death
Clashes have broken out in Indian-administered Kashmir on the anniversary of the killing of a militant leader. The security forces are reported to have used tear gas against stone-throwing protesters. They also surrounded the hometown of Burhan Wani, 22, who was killed fighting Indian troops last year.

G20: Trump hails talks as ‘success’ despite divisions
US President Donald Trump has declared the G20 summit in Germany a “wonderful success”, despite his country’s isolated position on climate change. In a joint statement, the leaders of 18 nations and the EU recognised the US decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. However, they also said other G20 members remained committed to the “irreversible” accord.

China and Japan Leaders Seek Ties Reset Amid North Korea Worries
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met for 40 minutes on Saturday in Germany as they seek to overcome years of rocky ties to better handle the military threat from North Korea. In their chat the leaders agreed to enhance talks and exchanges and continue to put pressure on the regime in Pyongyang, according to Japan’s Kyodo News.

G-20 Riot Leaves Trail of Destruction
A riot that raged for hours just a mile from the Group of 20 meeting site left German officials struggling to explain Saturday how protests that had long been predicted spiraled out of control. Only after SWAT teams, riot police and water cannons swept block by block were authorities able to end the overnight riots in the left-leaning Schanzenviertel neighborhood, a 20-minute walk from the venue where leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies continued their two-day meeting Saturday.

Wildfires rage as California sizzles
The first major wildfires after the end of California’s five-year drought raged across the state Saturday, as it was gripped by a record-breaking heatwave. Some 3,000 firefighters were battling several blazes with triple-digit temperatures recorded…A wildfire in the Sierra Nevada foothills north of Sacramento was only two percent contained by early evening and had destroyed 10 homes, scorching 2,000 acres (800 hectares) of forest and sparking evacuations and road closures.

Korea warns of nuclear ‘tipping point’ over US bomber drill
North Korea on Sunday lashed out at a live-fire drill the US and South Korea staged in a show of force against Pyongyang, accusing Washington of pushing the peninsula to the “tipping point” of nuclear war.

Who Knew? German Central Bank Has Been Selling Gold For More Than A Decade
“Indeed, the fact that central banks can create money out of thin air, so to speak, is something that many observers are likely to find surprising and strange, perhaps mystical and dreamlike, too – or even nightmarish…” – Jens Weidman, President of the Deutsche Bundesbank

In Victory For Trump, Most Americans Now Support Travel Ban
Ssshh… don’t tell the Democrats (of Hawaii)…

Trump Has Had 50% More Meetings with Foreign Leaders than Obama
President Donald Trump has held roughly 50% more meetings with foreign leaders than President Barack Obama did over the same amount of time in their respective first terms in office.

Senate Report Shows Staggering Number Of Leak
Unauthorized leaks of national security information occurred seven times more often in the first four months of the Trump administration compared to the Bush and Obama administrations, according to a new analysis conducted by a Senate committee.

Military blinks in campaign that would allow ‘male pregnancies’
Service chiefs ‘can finally exhale about an Obama-era policy they worried would crumble morale’.



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Uncovered: Germany on its Way to Fulfill Role as Israel’s Biblical Arch-Enemy Amalek
In a development that threatens the global balance of power, Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, has made several public announcements recently questioning the importance of the alliance between her country and the United States. One prominent End-of-Days scholar believes this development has powerful implications and will culminate in Germany revealing its true identity as Israel’s Biblical nemesis.

Church of England Votes in Favour of ‘Marking’ Gender Transitions with Religious Ceremony
The General Synod of the Church of England has voted to ‘welcome transgender people’ by considering preparing a church service as a way to “mark a person’s gender transition”.

Research Shows Guccifer 2.0 Files Were Copied Locally, Not Hacked
New meta-analysis has emerged from a document published today by an independent researcher known as The Forensicator, which suggests that files eventually published by the Guccifer 2.0 persona were likely initially downloaded by a person with physical access to a computer possibly connected to the internal DNC network. The individual most likely used a USB drive to copy the information. The groundbreaking new analysis irrevocably destroys the Russian hacking narrative, and calls the actions of Crowdstrike and the DNC into question.

Astonishing’ Spike In Demand For Exorcisms
Leaders in the Catholic Church noted that the increased demand for exorcisms was not localized to the U.K. but is also seen in the U.S. Catholic leaders’ assessment of the issue. The cause for the increased demand, however, is not simply an issue of immigrant culture, but was also attributed to an increase in demonic activity, according to Father Vincent Lampert, lead exorcist of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

Bolton: Tehran is problem, regime-change is answer
Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton says the Middle East has a problem: Tehran. “For the first time in at least eight years that I’ve been coming to this event, I can say that we have a president of the United States who is completely and totally opposed to the regime in Tehran,” Bolton said. “This is the true feeling of the president, and he’s made it very clear.

SOLAR FLARE AND RADIO BLACKOUT
Sunspot AR2665 has grown into a behemoth almost as wide as the planet Jupiter: movie. Stretching more than 125,000 km from end to end and containing dozens of dark cores…A pulse of UV and X-radiation from the flare ionized the top of Earth’s atmosphere. This, in turn, altered the normal propagation of shortwave radio transmissions on the dayside of our planet… mostly Australia and east Asia.

Trump ‘knowledgeable’ & ‘skillful negotiator’ says Putin’s spokesman after ‘win-win’ G20 talks
“Accusations that Trump is somewhat incompetent or that he is a novice, can be classified as delusional trash,” Peskov told the Russia 1 news channel. “Trump is not some simpleton. He has expert knowledge, he is a very determined negotiator and skillful at using his knowledge to put his position across.”

Iraqi elite forces sweep Mosul, pushing out ISIS
ISIS’s defeat in Mosul three years after taking the city is a major blow for the hardline Sunni Islamist group, which is also losing ground in its operational base in the Syrian city of Raqqa from where it has planned global attacks.

NASA Prepares to Fire Defense Against Asteroid Threat That May Accompany Messiah
A colossal asteroid named Apophis is predicted to pass disturbingly close to Earth before 2030, an ominous astral event which Jewish mystical sources describe as having grave implications for the End of Days.

Qatar and the Saudis – Getting Ready for the Next Round
Tensions are at an all time high between the four countries – Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Emirates and Egypt – and Qatar, supported by the large, powerful forces of Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Russia and Hezbollah. The four countries handed Qatar a list of 13 demands and an ultimatum: either carry them out to the letter or else. They have since retracted them.

After Initial Hesitation, London Mayor Calls to Blacklist Hezbollah
London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who faced criticism last month over his hesitation to support designating all of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, plans to write to U.K. Home Secretary Amber Rudd to urge her support in blacklisting the Lebanese group. “I share the concerns of the Jewish community about support shown for Hezbollah, which is an illegal, proscribed and anti-Semitic organization,” Khan said, London’s Jewish Chronicle reported.

Poland to buy Israeli-made Patriot missiles
Poland has signed a memorandum of intent with the United States to buy the Patriot missile system along with interceptor missiles from Israel’s David Sling missile defense system in a deal worth close to $8 billion. “A memorandum was signed tonight that the US government has agreed to sell Poland Patriot missiles in the most modern configuration,” Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said on Thursday.

Brexit: Theresa May’s offer to EU citizens ‘falls short’
Theresa May’s offer to give EU citizens in the UK “settled status” after Brexit has been described as being “far short of what citizens are entitled to”. MEPs, including European Parliament chief Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt say the proposal is a “damp squib”. It offers Europeans in the UK fewer rights than Britons in the EU, they say in a joint letter to newspapers.

Austria bars Turkish minister from rally marking failed coup anniversary
The Austrian authorities have barred Turkey’s economy minister from entering the country to attend a rally to mark the first anniversary of the failed coup attempt. Nihat Zeybekci’s visit would represent a danger to “public order and security”, an Austrian spokesman said. The Turkish government did not comment immediately on the decision.

Living dragonfly drones take flight
Draper’s Dragonfl-eye is a living dragonfly with a solar-powered backpack that can control its movements using light pulses. By genetically engineering the “steering neurons” of the dragonfly, researchers hope to be able to use the insect to get to areas larger drones cannot reach.

China tests self-sustaining space station in Beijing
Sealed behind the steel doors of two bunkers in a Beijing suburb, university students are trying to find out how it feels to live in a space station on another planet, recycling everything from plant cuttings to urine. They are part of a project aimed at creating a self-sustaining ecosystem that provides everything humans need to survive.

Jesus Painting Left on Islamic Center Investigated as Hate Crime
A large painting of Jesus on the cross was left at a Long Island Islamic center and police are investigating it as a hate crime. The painting was found Friday on a fence of the Hillside Islamic Center in North New Hyde Park, Nassau County police said.

Tillerson says Russia must make first move in Ukraine peace process
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday that Russia must take the first steps to de-escalate violence in eastern Ukraine, adding that Washington’s primary goal is the restoration of Ukrainian territorial integrity. On a maiden official visit to Ukraine, Tillerson also said the United States would explore ways of changing the status quo in the Ukraine crisis…

A North Korean EMP attack is a dark possibility
As the tension between North Korea and the US continues to grow, the possibility of war is rapidly evolving into a probability. Now some military experts worry that an attack via EMP (electromagnetic pulse) on the US mainland might be a feasible option for Pyongyang.

After 1,379 Days, New York Times Finally Corrects Claim That Iran “Sponsored” 9/11 Attacks
“CORRECTION:…While a federal court found that Iran had some culpability for the September 11 attacks as a state sponsor of terrorism, it has not been established that Iran sponsored the attacks, which were planned and executed by Al Qaeda.”

We Want God, They Want Anarchy
While the protest crazies were burning Hamburg, Merkel played the fiddle to the tune of ‘Ode to Joy’.

Iraqi Prime Minister Declares Mosul “Liberated” From The Islamic State
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in Mosul on Sunday to announce the city’s “liberation” from the Islamic State, and to congratulate the Iraqi armed forces and people on their “victory” in the city after nearly nine months of urban warfare, and bringing an end to jihadist rule in the city.

The Economist: “Get Ready For A World Currency By 2018”
“[In 2018], Americans, Japanese, Europeans, and people in many other rich countries, and some relatively poor ones will probably be paying for their shopping with the same currency. Prices will be quoted not in dollars, yen or D-marks but in, let’s say, the phoenix. The phoenix will be favoured by companies and shoppers because it will be more convenient than today’s national currencies…”

DEMENTED: Angela Merkel Declares “Islam Is Not The Source Of Terrorism” But The Christians Who Make Muslims Feel Angry Because Of “Islamophobia”
Angela Merkel’s speech that shocked the German people “Europe must take MORE Muslim refugees, ISLAM is a peaceful religion”.


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China’s Intelligence Networks in United States Include 25,000 Spies
Beijing’s spy networks in the United States include up to 25,000 Chinese intelligence officers and more than 15,000 recruited agents who have stepped up offensive spying activities since 2012, according to a Chinese dissident with close ties to Beijing’s military and intelligence establishment.

Huge blaze at Vesuvius as fires continue to rage across Italy
Tourists and residents were reportedly evacuated from parts of Mount Vesuvius for the second time in a week on Tuesday, after five separate blazes broke out close to the volcano. Firefighters and workers from the Civil Protection Agency were on the scene tackling several different fires in the national park, as forest fires burned across large parts of Italy.

Feds hire researchers to merge brains, computers
The federal government has reached contract agreements with six entities, five research groups and a company for the Neural Engineering System Design program designed to merge human brains with computers,

Jews fast, mourn on 17th Day of Tammuz
The “Three Weeks” of gradually-increasing mourning over the destruction of the Holy Temples and Israel’s exile begins Tuesday with the fast of the 17th of the Hebrew month of Tammuz. This is the day on which Nebuchadnezzar and his Babylonian forces breached the walls of Jerusalem, after many months of siege, on their way to destroying the first Holy Temple.

Pope Warns of ‘Dangerous Alliances’ between US & Russia
Pope Francis said he fears there are “very dangerous alliances between powers who have a distorted view of the world,” in a blatant slide towards the United States and Russia and other countries.

Over 500 dead in Marawi battle with IS
The death toll in a protracted battle between Islamic State-allied militants and government troops in the southern Philippine city of Marawi has topped 500, the military says.

Strong earthquake hits NZ’s South Island
A strong earthquake has struck off New Zealand’s coast, but there are no initial reports of serious damage or injuries and no tsunami is expected. The US Geological Survey says the magnitude-6.6 quake struck 198 kilometres northwest of Auckland Island. The quake was shallow, with a depth of only 10 kilometres.

Berlin mayor rapped for allowing terrorist group fund-raising event
Berlin Mayor Michael Müller was under fire on Monday for failing to stop a local fund-raising event for the terrorist organization the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). The pro-PFLP event was organized by the Democratic Committee of Palestine and reportedly took place in the publishing house of the socialist newspaper Neues Deutschland (New Germany) on Saturday.

Gabbay says Labor under his rule will defeat Netanyahu
Former environmental protection minister Avi Gabbay, who joined Labor only six months ago, swept the party off its feet and emerged victorious in Monday’s close runoff race against veteran MK and former Labor chairman Amir Peretz…In his victory speech, Gabbay promised that Labor was starting a path on the way to a new government in Israel.

In defiance of UNESCO, settlers urge Israeli cabinet meeting at Tomb of Patriarchs
Settlers on Monday called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to hold a cabinet meeting in the Tomb of the Patriarchs in order to underscore Israel’s religious and historical ties to the Biblical site. They issued their call after UNESCO on Friday inscribed Hebron’s Old Town and the Tomb of the Patriarchs to its list of World Heritage in Danger under the State of Palestine.

Mosul: US commander says Iraq must stop Islamic State 2.0
The senior US commander in Iraq has warned that the war against the so-called Islamic State (IS) is not over, despite a “historic” victory in Mosul. Lt Gen Stephen Townsend told the BBC there were still IS fighters in Iraq. He said the government should reach out to Iraq’s Sunni Muslim minority to stop IS from renewing itself.

Yemen cholera cases pass 300,000 as outbreak spirals – ICRC
A cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen is thought to have infected 300,000 people in the past 10 weeks, the International Committee of the Red Cross says. The situation has continued to “spiral out of control”, with about 7,000 new cases every day, the ICRC warned. More than 1,700 associated deaths have been reported, according to the UN.

Raging Western Wildfires Hit Lumber Mills, Mining Workers
Wildfires in British Columbia have forced Canadian lumber mills to shut and were edging closer to a Kinder Morgan Inc. oil pipeline as hot, dry weather sparked blazes across swathes of western Canada and the U.S…forcing thousands of evacuations across California, Colorado and B.C., and prompting military personnel to mobilize on both sides of the border to help battle the flames.

US military reveals $65m funding for ‘Matrix’ projects to plug human brains directly into a computer
The US military has revealed $65 of funding for a programme to develop a ‘brain chip’ allowing humans to simply plug into a computer. They say the system could give soldiers supersenses and even help treat people with blindness, paralysis and speech disorders. The goal is ‘developing an implantable system able to provide precision communication between the brain and the digital world,’ DARPA officials said.

U.S. carrier group leads biggest yet drills with India and Japan
A U.S. aircraft carrier strike group began naval exercises with India and Japan on Monday that the U.S. navy said would help the three countries tackle maritime threats in the Asia-Pacific region. The annual exercises named Malabar are being held off India. They are the largest since India and the United States launched the exercise in 1992. Japan was later included.

Arctic outpost becomes hotbed of Russian military activity
A TINY stretch of Arctic water has become a hotbed of military activity amid fears it could become the next flashpoint in a global conflict between the US and Russia. Locals on the tiny Norwegian island of Vardo have seen an increase in military action through the upgrade of a critical radar system, Globus III, due to be completed by 2020.

China says ‘China responsibility theory’ on North Korea has to stop
China hit back on Tuesday in unusually strong terms at repeated calls from the United States to put more pressure on North Korea, urging a halt to what it called the “China responsibility theory”, and saying all parties needed to pull their weight. U.S President Trump took a more conciliatory tone…with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday, but he has expressed some impatience that China…is not doing enough to rein in North Korea.

Israel backs Hungary, says financier Soros is a threat
Israel’s foreign ministry has issued a statement denouncing U.S. billionaire George Soros, a move that appeared designed to align Israel more closely with Hungary ahead of a visit to Budapest next week by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Catholics Rally Against Satanist Statue
Catholics in Minnesota will gather to ask for God’s protection and to pray against the nation’s first Satanic monument approved for display on public land.

Sickening: Major food corporations use tissue from aborted babies to manufacture flavor additives in processed foods
Every time you purchase mass-produced processed “food” from the likes of Kraft, PepsiCo, or Nestle, you’re choosing, whether you realize it or not, to feed your family not only genetically engineered poisons and chemical additives, but also various flavoring agents manufactured using the tissue of aborted human babies.

Christian slapped with $12,000 ‘Shariah fine’ for not removing shoes
Canada is now fining its citizens for offending people of the Islamic faith. John Alabi, 53, is a Christian and a landlord who lives in the Toronto area and is being ordered to pay a fine of $12,000 by the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal because he failed to remove his shoes when he entered the apartment he was renting to a Muslim couple.



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Evangelical pastor prays over Donald Trump in Oval Office
This is the moment evangelical leaders laid their hands on Donald Trump‘s back as they prayed over him in the Oval Office. Evangelical pastor Rodney Howard-Browne led a prayer circle alongside his wife Adonica in the White House and then shared the image on Facebook.

Have Consumers Decided Most News Is Fake News?
Skepticism toward the media is most often associated with conservatives in Middle America, some of whom eat something other than artisanal sandwiches. But this week brings more evidence that investors worldwide have become very reluctant to buy what many established news organizations are selling. How else to explain the collective shrug of the shoulders in financial markets to the latest breathless media reports about alleged collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia?

‘Message’ Bible Creator Eugene Peterson Changes Mind on Homosexuality; Would Perform A Same Sex Marriage If Asked
Eugene Peterson, the man behind The Message translation of the Bible, says he would perform a same-sex marriage ceremony if asked. In an interview with Jonathan Merritt on Religion News, Peterson describes how his views on homosexuality have changed over his career.

The Wealthy Are Buying Multi-Million Dollar Bunkers With “Highest Level Of Military Grade Security”
“There are so many things that happen every day all around the world and people are just hoping it doesn’t happen to them. But what if it does?”

The Media Says The US Just Liberated Mosul: Here’s What Really Happened
The mainstream media is largely using the word “liberation,” which indicates the people of Mosul have been freed from a monstrous force by a friendly, benevolent one. In reality, the “liberation” of Mosul paints a dark, horrifying picture of America’s foreign policy when one realizes how ISIS took hold of Mosul in the first place.

Catholics Rally Against Satanist Statue
Catholics in Minnesota will gather to ask for God’s protection and to pray against the nation’s first Satanic monument approved for display on public land.

Climate change scientists launch geoengineering experiment that may accidentally cause global famine
Climate change “mad scientists” from Harvard have been given the green light to pursue a geoengineering experiment that will expel aerosols into the atmosphere to block out the sun in a deranged effort to halt so-called “global warming.”

IT BEGINS!! 7 Subpoenas Issued for Obama Unmasking Scandal: Congress: This is TREASON
Seven subpoenas have been issued by the House Intelligence Committee regarding meddling in the 2016 presidential election. According to a WSJ report, three of the seven subpoenas are regarding reports that members of the “Trump team” were identified “in foreign surveillance reports, and had their names ‘unmasked’”. The three subpoenas were served on the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the National Security Agency, and all three explicitly referenced “unmasking”.

Goebbels is alive and well in UNESCO
Dr Josef Goebbels did not commit suicide in the Berlin’s bunker with Adolf Hitler. He is living and leading the work of Unesco, the UN agency that recently gathered in Krakow. Jew-hate is going viral.

Magnitude-6.4 quake ‘genetically related’ to 7.8 Dusky Sound monster shake
A 6.4 magnitude earthquake south of New Zealand on Tuesday evening was close to, if not on, the subduction zone where the Australian Plate dips below the Pacific Plate. The 7pm quake was a little more than 200km to the southwest of the South Island, and “relatively shallow’, within the upper 35km, GNS Science duty seismologist, Dr Bill Fry said. Because it was shallow many people in the southern half of the South Island felt it.

CHANCE OF FLARES
Big sunspot AR2665 has decayed a little during the past 24 hours. Nevertheless, it still has an unstable magnetic field that poses a threat for moderately strong solar flares. NOAA forecasters say there is a 25% chance of M-class flares on July 12th. Any explosions would be geoeffective as the sunspot is directly facing our planet.

What Occupation? Most Israelis Say This Land is Ours
A growing majority of Israelis no longer sees the presence of Jews or the Israeli military in the so-called “West Bank” as an occupation. Many do see it as a fulfillment of biblical prophecy. That wasn’t what the researchers behind a recent survey hoped to find.

Netanyahu meets Greenblatt amid Trump envoy’s latest peace push
Greenblatt, a Jewish American who served as one of Trump’s lawyers for many years, is currently leading the president’s effort to jumpstart Mideast peace talks.

The Israelis have won
“A peace agreement with the Palestinians will only be possible once the Palestinian leadership recognizes the fact that it has been defeated in its struggle against Israel.”

U.S. Commander warns of rejoicing in victory: ‘ISIS 2.0’ lurks
much work is needed to ensure “ISIS 2.0” doesn’t weasel its way back into Mosul, saying that the Shia government will have to take further steps to reach out to the Sunni population of the country to stop regional tensions causing further conflict. He said: “If we’re to keep … ISIS 2.0 from emerging, the Iraqi government is going to have to do something pretty significantly different.

Trump’s War on the Big Boss of Fake News
Zucker’s plan for CNN was simple. Get out of the news business. Or as he put it, “news is how you define it.” Fake, real; it’s all a matter of definition. And Zucker was going to “broaden” the definition of what news is. And the definition was reality shows. CNN was going to edge away from the news business under its new boss of fake reality television.

Ya’alon pulls no punches – Netanyahu ‘absolutely’ will be indicted
Former Israeli defense minister Moshe Ya’alon pulled no punches when, on prime time US television on Tuesday night, he announced his belief that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his former boss, will be indicted on corruption charges. CNN’s Christiane Amanpour could hardly believe what the former IDF Chief of Staff had just said.

IDF troops come under fire in Jenin clashes; Palestinians report 2 killed
IDF soldiers came under fire overnight Tuesday during an operation in the West Bank city of Jenin, according to the army. An IDF statement said that Palestinian gunmen opened fire at the forces and hurled explosive devices toward them. The soldiers returned fire. Palestinian media reported of two killed and one injured in the exchange of gunfire. The IDF said it was investigating the reports.

Djibouti: Chinese troops depart for first overseas military base
Ships carrying Chinese troops are heading to Djibouti to set up Beijing’s first overseas military base, reports state media. China says the support base will be used for peacekeeping and humanitarian aid in Africa and West Asia. It will also be used for military co-operation, naval exercises and rescue missions, Xinhua said.

President Erdogan tells BBC: EU wastes Turkey’s time
Turkey will find it “comforting” if the EU says it cannot be accepted as a member, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told the BBC. Speaking to HARDtalk’s Zeinab Badawi, he said Turkey was “able to stand on its own two feet”. He also denied the country had jailed 150 journalists, saying only two people with press cards were in prison.

Haiti to reform army after 20 years without
Haiti’s government has launched a campaign to re-establish its army, dissolved more than 20 years ago. It wants to recruit about 500 men and women to help deal with natural disasters and to patrol borders. The recruitment drive follows the announcement by the United Nations mission that it would be leaving Haiti in October.

‘Make new rules’ to save the oceans
A report to a UN ocean conference in New York points out that more than 60% of the ocean has no conservation rules as it’s outside national jurisdiction. It says the open ocean is at risk from climate change, over-fishing, deep sea mining, farm pollution and plastics. The authors say one area – the Bay of Bengal – is at a tipping point which could impact on global fish stocks.

The Latest: New wildfire brings destruction outside San Jose
…Another California wildfire has broken out east of San Jose. City of San Jose spokeswoman Cheryl Wessling says two homes have been destroyed by the fast-moving fire in the hills outside San Jose. Wessling says the San Jose Fire Department and state firefighters are battling the blaze near Alum Rock Park, where visitors and nearby residents are being evacuated.

‘Cult’ killers smashing families’ heads…for use in witchcraft in…Nigeria
Members of a shadowy group in Nigeria have killed dozens of people and sold their blood for use in black magic rituals. In Owode Onirin, just outside Lagos, bloody clothes, drums, bibles and hymn books litter the bare floor in the Crystal Church of God. Three days earlier, four worshippers were killed as they prayed, in the latest murders blamed on a shadowy gang dubbed the Badoo, believed to have killed 30 people since June last year.

Extra $600,000 sought to combat infectious diseases among refugees
Minnesota pays out millions every year in welfare for refugees, but there are secondary costs that never get tabulated. In fiscal 2017, which ended last last week, the state spent $1.5 million to combat three infectious disease outbreaks — including the largest measles outbreak in three decades, which was concentrated in the Somali refugee community. And health officials notified legislative leaders this week that they want to tap a special public-health fund to offset additional costs.

Suddenly everyone gets ‘biblical’ in hot U.S. Senate race
A Republican lawmaker is vowing to filibuster any spending bill that doesn’t fund President Trump’s promised U.S.-Mexico border wall – and he says he’ll use the opportunity to read the King James Bible on the floor of the U.S. Senate until the funding is approved. Alabama Republican Rep. Mo Brooks, who is running for Senate, released a campaign ad Sunday titled “Build the Wall”:

Well Lookie Here=> Russian Lawyer Veselnitskaya is Pictured with Obama Ambassador To Russia – 8 Days After Trump Jr. Mtg.
Natalia Veselnitskaya was sitting with Obama’s Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul during a Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, 8 days after cold-contacting Trump Jr. in Trump Tower.

Obama’s Resistance Coming To Tear Down The West
…Most brainwashed zombies don’t even know why they hate Trump—they just do. It took Barack Obama eight years to sic an abiding hatred of America on a largely unsuspecting world. It took only six months for the Trump administration to expose the true Obama legacy writ big on a well-hidden, but tell-tale wall.

Era of ‘Biological Annihilation’ Is Underway, Scientists Warn
From the common barn swallow to the exotic giraffe, thousands of animal species are in precipitous decline, a sign that an irreversible era of mass extinction is underway, new research finds.

Meanwhile In Venezuela, The Real Mad Max Emerges
While Silicon Valley seems obsessed by ‘blood boys’, its another part of the world that appears to have gone full Mad Max. As the following clip shows a gang of bikers chase down and attack a truck (with molotov cocktails) to steal its sugar payload…

Derivatives Trading Legend: “As Little As A 4% Decline In One Day Could Start A Critical Crash”
“… one panel proposed that many of these passive portfolios can be synthetically constructed as long an Index plus short a +/- 4% out-of-the-money strangle. Thus, it seems possible that as little as a 4% decline in a single day could be enough to create critical mass; and this does not seem terribly inconsistent with many current risk parameters.”

Baltimore Citizens Urge “Nobody Kill Anybody” Ceasefire At The Start Of August
The ‘no violence for 72-hours’ or ‘nobody kill anybody’ campaign comes at a time where the city is spiraling out of control…


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Bill Blain: “I Have A Feeling The Much Anticipated October Crash Is Just Not Going To Happen”
The last few weeks confirm global central bank policy in now on a hawkish tack – it’s about ending extraordinary monetary experimentation, normalisation and higher rates. So bond prices have fallen and yields are higher. Get over it.

Scalise released from ICU after contracting infection
Rep. Steve Scalise was moved out of intensive care Wednesday after surgery to fight an infection he contracted after being shot during a practice for the annual congressional baseball game. Though he is no longer in intensive care, Scalise is still listed in “serious” condition and doctors said the infection will need to be fully cured before they can consider moving him to an in-patient rehabilitation center to begin the next phase of his recovery.

Archaeologist Uncovers Clues Pointing Towards Evidence of Naboth’s Vineyard
“As an archaeologist, I cannot say that there was definitely a specific man named Naboth who had a particular vineyard,” Dr Franklin told Breaking Israel News. “The story is very old but from what I have found, I can say that the story as described in the Bible quite probably could have occurred here in the Jezreel.”

‘Death panels’ break pink-slip news to N.Y. Times editors
While buyout talks continue, it currently looks like the number of editors who will be given pink slips at the New York Times will be around 60, sources tell Media Ink.

Muslim infiltrates church to spy on, report Somali Christians
A Somalian woman in Gothenburg, Sweden, Qamar Cleasson, spies on families in who converted to Christianity and shares the information with Muslims abroad, reports Pamela Geller.

There may be hope for Sweden, after all
‘Time for international community to acknowledge Six-Day War is over and that Jerusalem is, has been, will always remain capital of Jews.’

Trump envoy Greenblatt facilitates historic Israeli-Palestinian water deal
US envoy Jason Greenblatt announced agreement Thursday of the long discussed Red Sea-Dead Sea Canal that includes the sale of 33 million cubic meters of water to the Palestinian Authority… Greenblatt…said this agreement and the accord signed on Monday between Israel and the PA that will significantly increase the power supply to Jenin are examples of how the two sides can cooperate to improve Palestinian living conditions.

Netanyahu convenes emergency meeting of allies
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu summoned to his office Thursday afternoon ministers and Knesset members who are considered allies in the Likud for what they were told would be a briefing of the events of past week. Issues expected to be discussed include the submarine scandal, the Bezeq brouhaha and the victory of Avi Gabai in the Labor party race.

Israel could lose UN General Assembly voting rights if doesn’t pay bill
Israel could lose its voting rights in the United Nations General Assembly within two years if it makes good on its pledge not to pay its annual $10.7 million bill as a protest gesture. Out of the UN’s 192 member states, only Libya has no voting rights at the General Assembly for financial reasons, according to the UN website.

Qatar-US terrorism funding deal insufficient, Saudi-led bloc says
The four Arab states leading a boycott of Qatar say it will continue despite a deal between Washington and Doha to combat the financing of terrorism. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt said the deal brokered by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday was “not enough”. Qatar’s government “cannot be trusted”, they added, citing previous agreements.

Belle Plaine Allows Satanic Monument In City Park
A small Minnesota town is getting a lot of attention for a Satanic monument coming to their veterans park. The monument going up for The Satanic Temple — which features an upturned helmet atop a black cube — will soon be at the site of the Veterans Memorial Park in Belle Plaine.

IDF raids Hamas TV station in Hebron
IDF soldiers confiscated equipment belonging to the Hamas satellite channel station ‘Al-Quds TV’ in Hebron in a raid overnight Wednesday after suspicions arose that it was disseminating hateful information. A simultaneous raid was also carried out on media company in Hebron that supplies information to another Hamas broadcasting channel, Al-Aqsa TV.



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Vatican Press Lashes Out At Catholic Trump Voters, Calls Steve Bannon “A Supporter Of Apocalyptic Geopolitics”
In a relatively shocking article – don’t forget the Vatican has been extremely outspoken for a man in his office – a close ally of Pope Francis has written in a widely-read Vatican publication attacking Stephen Bannon, the senior White House strategist and lamenting a drift towards fundamentalism among some US conservative Catholics who backed Donald Trump as president.

Water Flowing From Temple Mount: A Messianic Precursor?
Josh Wander, a resident of the Mount of Olives, frequently prays at the Kotel (the Western Wall). One of his favorite spots is the indoor section to the north of the outdoor plaza. When he went to pray at the holy site on Tuesday, he was surprised to see water flowing in rivulets from between the stones.

U.S. prepares new sanctions on Chinese firms over North Korea ties – officials
The U.S. measures would initially hit Chinese entities considered “low-hanging fruit,” including smaller financial institutions and “shell” companies linked to North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs, said one of the officials, while declining to name the targets.

‘We need to close the Temple Mount to Muslims’
Deputy Defense Minister blames UNESCO for terror attack, Jewish Home MK says Israel respond by closing Temple Mount to Muslims.

US bars Old City to American government officials until Saturday morning
As a result of Friday morning’s attack, the US Consulate-General in Jerusalem issued a rare directive to all US government employees and their family member to refrain from entering the Old City of Jerusalem until Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. “without prior approval” from the Consulate General. The statement said the directive was “due to a major security incident that occurred in the vicinity of the Lion’s Gate of the Old City.”

PA President Abbas Condemns Temple Mount Terror Attack
In a phone call with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas condemned Friday’s shooting attack on the Temple Mount, the official PA media agency Wafa reported. The PA president rarely condemns attacks on Israelis.

Two policemen killed in Temple Mount attack by Israeli Arabs
Three terrorists opened fire on a group of policemen near Lion’s Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday morning, killing two and injuring one before the attackers were killed by police, the Israel Police and paramedics said. The assailants, who were residents of Umm al-Fahm, near Haifa, fled to the Temple Mount where they were killed by police officers and guns were found in their possession, according to police spokeswoman Luba Samri.

Trump opposes House method for allocating Israeli missile defense aid
The Trump administration is concerned with a House committee proposal that would siphon Israeli missile defense aid from a fund that is typically reserved for current US wartime operations. The House Armed Services Committee proposed a $558 million increase in allocated Israeli aid for 2018 that would come from Overseas Contingency Operations, or OCO – a fund that is effectively uncapped by the Budget Control Act…

Trump travel ban: Judge expands definition of ‘close relative’
Grandparents and other relatives of people living in the US cannot be barred from entering under President Trump’s travel ban, a judge has ruled. The order, by District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii, is a fresh legal blow to Mr Trump’s immigration crackdown. The judge said the ban had interpreted a Supreme Court ruling too narrowly.

U.S. prepares new sanctions on Chinese firms over North Korea ties – officials
Frustrated that China has not done more to rein in North Korea, the Trump administration could impose new sanctions on small Chinese banks and other firms doing business with Pyongyang within weeks…The U.S. measures would initially hit Chinese entities considered “low-hanging fruit,” including smaller financial institutions and “shell” companies linked to North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs…

Connecticut Bans Civil Forfeiture Without Criminal Conviction
Civil forfeiture remains a controversial issue in America since it’s “a process by which the government can take and sell your property without ever convicting, or even charging, you with a crime.” The procedures are civil, which means defendants do not receive the same protections given to criminal defendants. Connecticut has put an end to this procedure when the legislature passed a law that bans civil forfeiture without a criminal conviction.

More Christian Refugees Arriving under Trump than Muslims
Under President Donald Trump, more Christian refugees have been admitted to the United States in the first six months of 2017 than Muslim refugees, a departure from the Obama-era. Since Trump took office in January through June 30, nearly 9,600 refugees who are affiliated with the Christian faith have been resettled in the U.S., accounting for roughly 50 percent of all refugee resettlements, according to research by Pew.

Trump and Macron, once cast as adversaries, show they have much in common
For dinner on Thursday, French President Emmanuel Macron chose to dine with President Trump at Le Jules Verne, an opulent restaurant nestled in the Eiffel Tower that has earned a Michelin star yet still carries the reputation of being an overpriced tourist destination.

The Striking Reason Why The US Just Spent A Record $429 Billion In One Month
The US just saw the biggest one month outlay on record, at $429 billion, 33% higher than the $323 billion one years ago. The reason for this, however, is even more striking than the number itself: it appears the student loan bubble has started to burst.

War on Cash: Desperate VISA Begs Merchants With $10,000 Bribe to Go Cashless
“Visa Inc. has a new offer for small merchants: take thousands of dollars from the card giant to upgrade their payment technology. In return, the businesses must stop accepting cash.

White South Africans Are Preparing For “The Slaughter and Removal of All Whites Within Five Years
Back in March, the President of South Africa made a shocking suggestion, which left many white landowners fearing that they may face a race war in the near future. In a speech, Jacob Zuma announced that he wanted the government to begin confiscating white owned lands, before redistributing them to black South Africans.

Why Is Soros Colluding with PornHub, Tech Giants to Flood FCC with Russian Spam?
It’s the Russians again. But this time it’s George Soros’ strange bedfellows pro-censorship coalition including Internet giants Google, Facebook, Amazon, as well as the salacious extreme-and-abusive-sex website PornHub, that have flooded the FCC with thousands of “citizen comments” coming from Russia, of all places, opposing the FCC’s planned repeal of the Obama-era “Net Neutrality” rules.

Is This Why The UN Human Rights Council Is Silent As Venezuelans Die Oppressed Under Socialism?
The United Nations Human Rights Council has been silent on the death of Venezuelans at the hands of their democratic socialist government. The UN has sided with death, but that isn’t surprising, considering the horrific plans they have laid out for most humans.



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Israel and allies seek to break up the ‘Sh’ite crescent’
Last month, Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s Al-Quds Force, released a photo of himself in the company of troops from the Fatemiyoun Brigade…Over the last three years, the IAF has executed dozens of bombing missions against convoys and arsenals of advanced long-range missiles – Iranian-made and destined for Hezbollah.

Turkey to mark anniversary of coup attempt
Events will be held in Turkey later to mark the first anniversary of a failed coup in which at least 260 people died and 2,196 were wounded. A faction of the army tried to seize power from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan but the attempt collapsed. Since the coup, the government has dismissed more than 150,000 employees from state institutions in a purge that continued until the anniversary’s eve.

Poland MPs back controversial judiciary bill
Poland’s parliament has approved a bill to give MPs and the justice minister the power to appoint judges without consulting judicial circles. Opposition parties and human rights groups say this would erode the independence of the judiciary. The governing Law and Justice party says the reforms are needed because the judiciary is corrupt and serves only the elite.

Hawaii fire: Flames rip through Honolulu tower block
At least three people have been killed and more are feared dead in a fire in a block of high-rise flats in Honolulu, Hawaii, firefighters say. Black smoke was seen billowing from the 26th floor of the 36th-storey condominium, a short distance from one of the US state’s famous beaches. Twelve people were hurt in the blaze, according to officials. Emergency services are searching for survivors.

Amazon Antitrust Concerns Emerge in Washington and Wall Street
Amazon.com Inc.’s expansion plans, including its agreement to buy Whole Foods Market Inc. for $13.7 billion, are raising hackles in Washington — and Wall Street is taking notice. A U.S. lawmaker has called for hearings on the proposed deal to consider its ramifications for shoppers and workers. Hedge-fund manager Doug Kass has taken a short position on the fast-growing online retailer, saying government antitrust concerns will erode its value.

New Turkey purge on eve of failed coup anniversary
Turkey announced the dismissal of another 7,000 police, soldiers and officials on Friday, a new purge on the eve of the one-year anniversary of a military-led coup that failed to topple President Tayyip Erdogan. July 15 has been declared an annual national holiday of “democracy and unity” and the authorities want people to see the foiling of the putsch as a historic victory of Turkish democracy.

Top 10 Oregon counties for gonorrhea
A gonorrhea epidemic has hit Oregon amid public health concerns that the disease is becoming immune to standard treatment. Since 2012, cases have nearly tripled statewide, affecting just about every part of Oregon, including rural counties where infections have been traditionally low.

N. Korea likely has more plutonium than previously thought
New images of North Korea’s main nuclear facility show that the isolated regime has apparently produced more plutonium for its weapons programme than previously thought… The respected 38 North website, a monitoring project linked to Johns Hopkins university, said Friday that thermal imagery of the Yongbyon nuclear complex appeared to show that Pyongyang had reprocessed spent fuel rods at least twice between last September and June this year.

Jordan demands Israel reopen mosque
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected demands by Jordan Friday night to immediately reopen the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which was closed following a terrorist attack Friday morning. According to officials, Netanyahu said, “Instead of denouncing the terror attack, Jordan chose to attack Israel. It is appropriate that all parties involved, including Jordan, maintain restraint and refrain from flaming the atmosphere.”

White House: Budget Deficit To Spike To $702b
The White House said Friday that worsening tax revenues will cause the budget deficit to jump to $702 billion this year. That’s a $99 billion spike from what was predicted less than two months ago.

Retired Green Beret Warns: “There Could Be A Nuclear Strike Against The US Coming Soon”
“The next world war will be initiated by an EMP, and North Korea will either launch it or take the blame for it by a country that did launch it… to include the United States…”

China Warns Japan: “Get Used To Our Warplanes”, Sends Spy Ship Near Alaska
China told Japan on Friday to “get used to it” after it flew six warplanes over the Miyako Strait between two southern Japanese islands in a military exercise, while at the same time sending a spy ship off Alaska to observe the latest successful THAAD intercept of a ballistic missile.

16-year-old in custody after 5 people were attacked with acid in London
A 16-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and causing grievous bodily harm after five people were attacked with acid in different locations around east London on Thursday night, Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

Mexico’s Gasoline Thieves Go Full Mad Max As Competing Cartels Declare War On Each Other And The Army
“The battle against the fuel thieves has left a strange “huachicolero” landscape east of Mexico City. Fields are littered with leaking illegal taps, abandoned fuel tanks and Mad Max-style vehicles whose interiors have been ripped out to hold thousand-liter tanks. Fires from stolen fuel are common.”

More Christian Refugees Arriving under Trump than Muslims
Under President Donald Trump, more Christian refugees have been admitted to the United States in the first six months of 2017 than Muslim refugees, a departure from the Obama-era.

‘You didn’t build that’: 5 years later
or everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.” – 1 Chronicles 29:11 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. – John 1:3 It’s been five years since Barack Obama, during a re-election campaign speech, told entrepreneurs they weren’t really responsible for the successful businesses they built.

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Muslim authority protests Temple Mount security measures, blocks entrance
Israeli police lifted a ban on Muslim worshipers entering Jerusalem’s Temple Mount compound on Sunday after it was closed in the wake of a deadly attack that resulted in the deaths of two Border Police officers at the contested holy site on Friday. A police spokesperson told The Jerusalem Post that at this stage, two gates will open to the public – The Gate of the Tribes (Bab al-asbat) and The Council Gate (Bab al-Majlis).

Ministers approve bill aiming to take Jerusalem off the negotiating table
Legislation putting a seemingly-insurmountable obstacle before any Israeli leader seeking to divide Jerusalem in diplomatic negotiations can move forward after the Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved it Sunday. The amendment to Basic Law: Jerusalem pushed by Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett states that giving up Israeli sovereignty over any part of Jerusalem would require approval by 80 MKs, three-fourths of the Knesset.

Arab-Israeli lawmaker warns of third intifada after Friday attack
Closing the Aksa Mosque on the Temple Mount, following Friday’s attack at the complex by three Israeli-Arab gunmen that left two policemen dead, could lead to a third intifada, Joint List chairman Ayman Odeh said on Saturday night. The leader of the Arab bloc in the Knesset told Channel 2’s Meet the Press: “Closing the Aksa Mosque is explosive. The Second Intifada broke out on al-Aksa. I warn against the third.”

Jordan’s King Abdullah calls for calm after Temple Mount attack
Jordan’s King Abdullah…called for calm as he condemned the terror attack near the Temple Mount in a phone call with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu… Israel has feared that Friday’s attack, in which three Israeli-Arab terrorists killed two policemen, could spark a third intifada. The Temple Mount is under Israeli control and Jordanian custodianship and is managed by the Islamic Wakf. Jews are allowed to visit, but not worship.

Thousands of Illinois homes swamped by flood waters as rivers keep rising
Flooding north of Chicago could worsen on Saturday as rivers keep rising after a deluge earlier this week that damaged thousands of homes and sent water cascading into streets and basements, officials said. Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner on Friday issued a disaster proclamation for Lake, McHenry and Kane counties and pledged the support of the state government to people whose properties were damaged or destroyed.

FEC Rejects Democrats’ Plan To Target Drudge, Breitbart
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has declined her proposal, stating it“cannot support proposals that would burden the free speech rights of American citizens based on incomplete information about foreign activities in the 2016 election.”

Mysterious Hacker Leaks Emails Of Top US State Department Expert On Russia
Coming at a “sensitive” moment for US-Russian hacking diplomatic relations, on Friday Foreign Policy reported that emails belonging to a senior US State Department intelligence official involved in Russian affairs have been leaked by a hacker known as “Johnnie Walker.”

Amazon Antitrust Concerns Emerge in Washington and Wall Street
Amazon.com Inc.’s expansion plans, including its agreement to buy Whole Foods Market Inc. for $13.7 billion, are raising hackles in Washington — and Wall Street is taking notice.

US Restaurant Industry Stuck In Worst Collapse Since 2009
After 16 consecutive months of continuous declines for the restaurant industry – the longest stretch since 2009 – the end of the tunnel for the restaurant industry is nowhere in sight.

Gay Newlyweds Reveal They’ve Been Threatened Following Muslim Wedding
Earlier this week, Jahed Choudhury and Sean Rogan made headlines around the world when the two men were married in the U.K., in what’s been described as Britain’s first Muslim gay wedding. (Another man named Dennis Harper disputes that, claiming his marriage in 2016 was actually the first.)

Religious leaders rebuked for taking psychedelics to be more ‘effective’
‘Bible specifically warns against sorcery – which is exactly what this is’

‘Horrific’ TV show inspiring suicide, says filmmaker
Evangelist Ray Comfort, the maker of a new film on suicide that emphasizes the value of life, is warning that the Netflix series on suicide, “13 Reasons Why,” goes the wrong direction on the issue of self-destruction by teens, which has engulfed communities and even has drawn concern in the left-leaning Rolling Stone.

DHS Outlines Mandatory Biometric ID At Airports For Foreign Travel
What at first seemed like creeping tip-toe incrementalism toward the use of biometric ID for travel is quickly becoming a warp-speed reality.

G-D’S FURY: North Korea shaken by EARTHQUAKE as hermit state ROCKED by huge quake
The 6.0-magnitude quake was measured at 348.2 miles (560 km) below the seabed, and unlikely to cause any damage. Its epicentre was 125 miles (201 km) south-east of the North Korean city of Chongjin.

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Strong earthquake, 6.6 mag strikes near Nikol’skoye in Russia
A earthquake with magnitude 6.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 204 km ESE of Nikol’skoye, Russia (127 miles). 6.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:05:10 / 10:05 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Nikol’skoye in Russia (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Massive eruption of the ‘Mountain of God’ volcano in Tanzania is IMMINENT – and it could wipe out key sites in human history, scientists have warned
A massive eruption of the ‘Mountain of God’ volcano in Tanzania is imminent – and it could wipe out key sites in human history, scientists have warned. Researchers studying the tremors of the volcano have now warned it may erupt ‘any second’,

‘Israel may need to take out Iranian bases in Syria’
Israel may need to take military action to prevent Iran or Hezbollah from setting up permanent bases in Syria, former National Security Council head Yaakov Amidror said on Monday. Amidror’s comments come a day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told journalists in Paris that Israel was opposed to the Syrian cease-fire brokered recently by the US and Syria because it perpetuates Iran’s military presence in the the country.

UAE involvement in hacking of Qatari govt. sites sparks diplomatic row
The United Arab Emirates arranged for Qatari government social media and news sites to be hacked in late May in order to post fiery but false quotes linked to Qatar’s emir, prompting a diplomatic crisis, the Washington Post reported on Sunday, citing US intelligence officials.

Chinese Scientists Just Set the Record for the Farthest Quantum Teleportation
Chinese scientists have just shattered a record in teleportation. No, they haven’t beamed anyone up to a spaceship. Rather, they sent a packet of information from Tibet to a satellite in orbit, up to 870 miles (1,400 kilometers) above the Earth’s surface. More specifically, the scientists beamed the quantum state of a photon (information about how it is polarized) into orbit.

Major tech firms urge U.S. to retain net neutrality rules
The Internet Association said in its filing with the FCC that dismantling the net neutrality rules “will create significant uncertainty in the market and upset the careful balance that has led to the current virtuous circle of innovation in the broadband ecosystem.”

‘If there is a war, we will annihilate Lebanon’s infrastructure’
Former Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon on Sunday told a Saudi Arabian news website that the decisions made in Lebanon are not made by Hezbollah Chief Hassan Nasrallah but by Iranian Prime Minister Ali Khamenei. “If Khamenei wants a war, then Lebanon will go go war, and every Lebanese citizen will suffer from the war, because we will destroy all of their infrastructure.”

Fernanda now a category 3 hurricane, weakening in East Pacific
The cyclone is now packing maximum sustained winds of 120 mph. According to National Hurricane Center forecasters, Hurricane Fernanda is 1,440 miles west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California, Mexico. At 15 p.m. Sunday, Fernanda was moving toward the west-northwest at 12 mph.

Jerusalem Comes Off the Table With Advance of “United Jerusalem Bill”
Legislation preventing the division of Jerusalem in a possible peace deal is advancing through the Knesset, making it increasingly unlikely that the holy city will become a Palestinian capital in the future. Nicknamed the “United Jerusalem Bill”, the bill was approved on Sunday morning by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation, allowing it to continue through to the Knesset floor.

France’s Macron Admits French Responsibility for Holocaust Atrocities
“Anti-Zionism is a reinvented form of anti-Semitism,” French president Emmanuel Macron said Sunday at a ceremony in Paris marking the 75th anniversary of the infamous Vel d’Hiv roundup. Macron also reaffirmed France’s historic responsibility for one of the darkest chapters in the country’s history in which over 13,000 French Jews were sent to Auschwitz.

Netanyahu: Israel won’t tolerate Iranian bases in Lebanon, Syria
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel opposes the US-Russian-brokered cease-fire in Syria because it perpetuates Iran’s military presence in the country. A senior official said that Iran wants to establish air, land and sea bases in Lebanon, something Jerusalem cannot tolerate.

UAE involvement in hacking of Qatari govt. sites sparks diplomatic row
The United Arab Emirates arranged for Qatari government social media and news sites to be hacked in late May in order to post fiery but false quotes linked to Qatar’s emir, prompting a diplomatic crisis…The emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, had been quoted in May as praising Hamas and saying that Iran was an “Islamic power,”…Qatar said in late May that hackers had posted fake remarks by the emir, an explanation rejected by Gulf states.

Temple Mount reopens to Jewish visitors days after deadly attack
Admission for Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount was reestablished on Monday, three days after the revered site in Jerusalem was closed in the wake of a deadly terrorist attack on Friday. The first small group of Jewish visitors that entered the compound on Monday morning said the Mourners Kadish prayer for the fatalities in the attack, Border Police officers Haiel Stawi and Kamil Shnaan, who were both of the Druse faith.

South Korea proposes rare military talks with North Korea
South Korea has proposed holding military talks with the North, after weeks of heightened tension following Pyongyang’s long-range missile test. If they were to go ahead, they would be the first high-level talks since 2015. A senior official said talks should aim to stop “all hostile activities that raise military tension” at the fortified border between the Koreas.

Australia seeks to expand role of military in domestic terror threats
The Australian military is to be given broad new powers to respond to domestic terrorist attacks. The government-proposed changes to national security laws are part of a review into counter-terrorism. The new measures would mean the Australian Defence Force (ADF) could be called in sooner to help police deal with threats.

Brexit talks resume: Get down to business, David Davis urges
Brexit Secretary David Davis has called on both sides in the negotiations on the UK’s departure from the European Union to “get down to business”. Mr Davis is in Brussels for a second round of formal talks on Brexit. He said his priority was to “lift the uncertainty” for EU citizens living in the UK and Britons living in the EU.

Venezuela referendum: Big show of support for opposition
More than seven million voters have taken part in an opposition-organised referendum in Venezuela, according to academics monitoring the poll. Voters strongly opposed government plans for a new constituent assembly with the power to scrap the National Assembly and rewrite the constitution. Venezuela is polarised between backers of President Nicolás Maduro and opponents, who want fresh elections.

China unveils gene technology to create SUPERHUMANS with hyper-muscular test-tube dogs
The dogs, which are test tube bred in a lab, have twice the muscle mass of their natural counterparts and are considerably stronger and faster. The canine genome has been especially difficult to engineer and replicate – but its close similarity to the human genome means it has long been the prize of geneticists.

Research Team Slams Global Warming Data
As world leaders, namely in the European Union, attack President Trump for pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement which would have saddled Americans with billions upon billions of dollars in debt and economic losses, a new bombshell report that analyzed Global Average Surface Temperature (GAST) data produced by NASA, the NOAA and HADLEY proves the President was right on target with his refusal to be a part of the new initiative.

Prosecutors’ power to seize phone, Net records alarms critics
When prosecutors first pushed for the power to seize telephone and Internet records themselves, bypassing the need for…a warrant, they argued the power was necessary to help them quickly track down missing children and sexual predators. But records obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union show prosecutors have used that…power…in routine investigations related to larceny, check fraud, assault, and other common crimes.

Kremlin hopes U.S. finds ‘political wisdom’ to solve diplomatic row
The Kremlin said…it hoped the Trump administration would find the political wisdom to solve a diplomatic dispute with Moscow over the seizure of Russian diplomatic property in the United States. Barack Obama…ordered the seizure of two Russian diplomatic compounds and the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats in December over what he said was their involvement in hacking the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign, something Russia flatly denies.

Macron outshines Merkel as EU’s top diplomat
Germany has for years longed for a stronger French partner, but may have got more than it bargained for as the self-confident Emmanuel Macron takes Europe’s spotlight. Striking images from Paris this week offered signs of how Europe’s de-facto leadership has started to mutate in the two months since Macron took office.

Haiti Official Who Exposed The Clinton Foundation Is Found Dead
Eberwein was a former Haitian government official who was expected to expose the extent of Clinton Foundation corruption and malpractice next week. He has been found dead in Miami at the age of 50.

Bitcoin, Ethereum Plunge Accelerates As Scaling Deadline Looms
Yesterday it was Bitcoin, today it is Ethereum that is taking the brunt of selling pressure (down 20%) but the dumping of virtual currencies is evident across the entire crypto space with the biggest market cap coins tumbling to 2-month lows…

Defiant Erdogan attacks EU, backs restoring death penaltyPresident Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday defiantly stepped up his attacks on the European Union, saying Turkey had to go its own way and vowing to bring back the death penalty if parliament passed it.

1,600-Year Old Mosaic Depicting Jonah Being Swallowed by Three Fish Uncovered
An ongoing excavation of a 1,600 year old synagogue in the Galilee area has uncovered unique mosaics depicting Biblical scenes in ways never seen before.

Democrats Block Vote Making Female Genital Mutilation Criminal Act: “Could Offend Migrants”
…As for here in America, you would think that it would be an open and closed case and everyone here would want to condemn the practice through law, so that it couldn’t happen legally here on American soil. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case shockingly…even for a Democrats, this is a new low.

America’s Most Liberal Mayor Facing Up To 10 YEARS IN PRISON!
Just his month, the Democratic mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel announced a “Welcome to Chicago Ordinance” making the windy city a sanctuary city for undocumented aliens. Well guess what – he faces up to ten years in prison and that’s the law:

Top 10 Oregon counties for gonorrhea
A gonorrhea epidemic has hit Oregon amid public health concerns that the disease is becoming immune to standard treatment. Since 2012, cases have nearly tripled statewide, affecting just about every part of Oregon, including rural counties where infections have been traditionally low.

Author: Black Lives Matter encourages KKK-like violence
A Baton Rouge police officer left permanently disabled after a black separatist killed three policemen and injured three more in a shootout is now suing Black Lives Matter for inciting violence across the United States, and one author thinks this may be the lawsuit that puts to an end the violent BLM movement.

TOP DEMOCRATS Worried After Thousands of Illegal Voters Unregister in Colorado
Top Democrats are worried after thousands of likely illegal voters cancelled their registrations in Colorado.
More than 3,000 Colorado voters withdrew their registrations since the Trump administration’s election integrity commission requested available voter information from the states.


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Pope Francis: World Government Must Rule U.S. ‘For Their Own Good’
Pope Francis told the Italian newspaper La Repubblica that the United States of America has “a distorted vision of the world” and Americans must be ruled by a world government, as soon as possible, “for their own good.”

Magnitude 6.4 quake shakes Peru’s southern coast
Authorities say a magnitude 6.4 earthquake has rattled the coast of southern Peru and was felt in the cities of Tacna, Moquegua and Arequipa, among others.

Islamic Waqf Boycott Leads to Prophetic Sightings of Prayer on Temple Mount
The Jews ascending the Temple Mount were unattended by Muslim guards for the first time in decades. Some could not resist the temptation to pray, and in a poignant display of piety, the first prayers were for the non-Jewish policemen who fell protecting the Jewish people during last Friday’s terror attack at the site.

Cop named Mohamed shoots, kills unarmed woman who called 9-1-1
The Minneapolis cop who shot and killed a 40-year-old woman after she called 9-1-1 to report a possible crime near her home was identified Monday as the precinct’s first Somali-American officer — Mohamed Noor. Noor has only been a police officer for two years and has already been sued for alleged unprofessional behavior. The May 2017 lawsuit also involved a female and accusations of brutality.

Fatah calls for ‘day of rage’ on Wednesday
As anger continues to be vented by Muslim worshippers over the newly installed metal detectors at the entrances to the Temple Mount following Friday’s deadly terror attack, Fatah announces a day of rage in east Jerusalem the West Bank.

Allen West: If Israel goes, Western civilization goes
Former Congressman (Florida-R) Col. Allen West addressed the 2017 Christians United for Israel (CUFI) summit in Washington DC on Monday, warning that pro-Arab activists in the US and abroad were working to erase Jewish history, and thus undermine the State of Israel. “As goes Israel – so goes the United States of America and so goes Western civilization. And so many of our adversaries and enemies know that. That’s what we’re facing all across the Middle East and, truthfully, all across the world.”

Turkey’s Erdogan plans Gulf trip on July 23-24
Turkeys President Tayyip Erdogan is planning to visit Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar on July 23-24, the Turkish presidency said on Tuesday. Erdogan has been a staunch ally of Qatar in its dispute with Gulf Arab neighbors.

The campaign to exploit Jerusalem terror and fan new round of violence
On Sunday night Muslim worshipers gathered near the Lion’s Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem and prayed…On Monday clashes erupted in Silwan and near Lions Gate where three people were wounded. Palestinian media claimed…a Palestinian political leader, was among those hit by rubber bullets. Each step of the way the protest against Jerusalem’s security measures has been choreographed and a campaign of incitement has been driven by local religious leaders.

Pence: Embassy move to Jerusalem is question of ‘when, not if’
The US will never waiver in its support of Israel, its most cherished ally, US Vice President Mike Pence said…“Let me say with confidence to all who are gathered here and to all the watching world: President Trump and I stand without apology for Israel today. We will stand without apology for Israel tomorrow and President Donald Trump and I will stand with Israel always. Of that you may be assured,”…receiving a standing ovation.

Germany suspends submarine deal with Israel amid corruption probe
The signing of a memorandum on the sale of three submarines between Germany and Israel was postponed on Tuesday in the wake of a corruption probe regarding the acquisition of the submarines. According to a report in Haaretz, a National Security Council official confirmed that the signing of the memorandum on the sale, which was supposed to take place in Germany, has been postponed indefinitely.

Trump: Iran complying with nuclear deal but remains dangerous threat
President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday declared that Iran was complying with its nuclear agreement with world powers, but warned that Tehran was in default of the spirit of the accord and that Washington would look for ways to strengthen it. It was the second time Trump certified Iranian compliance with the agreement since he took office in January, despite criticizing it during the 2016 campaign as “the worst deal ever.”

Adriatic fires prompt evacuations in Montenegro and Croatia
Montenegro has appealed for international help to fight forest fires as neighbouring Croatia battles to stop flames reaching its second city, Split. Fires have raged along the Adriatic coast for days, prompting dozens of tourists and residents to flee the Lustica peninsula in Montenegro. A shopping centre in Split had to be evacuated as the flames grew nearer.

US calls for smaller deficits in new NAFTA talks
The US government says trade deficits and market access will top the agenda as it renegotiated trade terms with Mexico and Canada. US President Donald Trump has described the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as a “disaster” and ordered fresh talks earlier this year. The objectives have been released in advance of the start of meetings with Canada and Mexico next month.

Republican attempts to replace Obamacare fail
Republican efforts to find a replacement for President Obama’s healthcare system have collapsed. Two Republican senators said they opposed their party’s proposed alternative, making it impossible for the bill to pass in its current form. The party has been divided on the issue, with moderates concerned about the effects on the most vulnerable.

CNN witnesses US Navy’s drone-killing laser
In the sometimes hostile waters of the Persian Gulf looms the US Navy’s first — in fact, the world’s first — active laser weapon.
The LaWS, an acronym for Laser Weapons System, is not science fiction. It is not experimental. It is deployed on board the USS Ponce amphibious transport ship, ready to be fired at targets today and every day by Capt. Christopher Wells and his crew.

China unveils its answer to US Reaper drone
China has started commercial production of its deadliest drone for overseas users, and it could be a rival to US remotely piloted vehicles, according to a Chinese drone researcher. Wang Song, an associate professor…at Beihang University, said the first flight of a mass-produced CH-5 Rainbow…meant China was ready to offer…buyers a heavy military drone with performance equalling…the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper, but at around half the cost.

House Republicans unveil 2018 budget with tax reform instructions
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives took a first step toward tax reform on Tuesday, with the release of a fiscal 2018 budget plan that would allow a tax reform package to pass the U.S. Congress without support from Democrats. The $4 trillion blueprint, which must be approved by both the House and Senate, would also set the stage for a…repeal of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law and $203 billion in savings from mandatory federal programs…

NAACP leader Rev. Barber says praying for Trump ‘borders on heresy’; NCGOP ‘outraged’
Rev. William Barber gave a fiery speech in support of Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday. The North Carolina NAACP and Moral Monday leader called on Americans to be the ‘the moral defibrillators of our time’ in a primetime speech on the final night of the Philadelphia convention.

Israel Rejects Cease-fire Deal Between U.S. And Russia In South Syria
“The agreement as it is now is very bad” one senior Israeli official said. “It doesn’t take almost any of Israel’s security interests and it creates a disturbing reality in southern Syria. The agreement doesn’t include a single explicit word about Iran, Hezbollah or the Shi’ite militias in Syria.”

Facial Recognition Coming to Police Body Cameras
Even if the cop who pulls you over doesn’t recognize you, the body camera on his chest eventually just might.

In Shock Warning, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI says Catholic Church is ‘on the verge of capsizing”
“Pope Benedict XVI sent a sobering message at the funeral of Cardinal Joachim Meisner today, saying he was moved at the dubia cardinal’s ability to “live out of a deep conviction that the Lord does not abandon His Church, even when the boat has taken on so much water as to be on the verge of capsizing.”

Obama’s Migration Responsible For Six Eradicated Diseases Returned To United States
There are devastating consequences to Barack Obama allowing thousands of refugees and illegals into the United States without properly vetting them. The near eradication of six diseases in the United States during the twentieth century was a remarkable accomplishment of American civilization. Until recently, most Americans believed these diseases were gone from our shores for good.

Difference Between Presidents Trump and Obama? Obama Incurred $1 Trillion More Dept at this Time in His Presidency
What’s the difference between Presidents Trump and Obama? Approximately $1 Trillion! President Obama increased the US debt in his first 6 months by $1 Trillion more than President Trump!

Haiti Official Who Exposed The Clinton Foundation Is Found Dead
The mainstream media’s silence over Klaus Eberwein’s death is defening. Eberwein was a former Haitian government official who was expected to expose the extent of Clinton Foundation corruption and malpractice next week.

Frightening: The Mark of Beast Is Upon Us
Just like vaccines are becoming mandatory with no exceptions, RFID chips are headed in that direction as well. Soon, if you are not willing to take and RFID chip, you will not be able to buy, sell or hold a job. The Mark of the Beast is nearly upon us.

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Preparations Begin for Border Wall Construction
DHS spokesman David Lapan told reporters engineers are conducting the tests in El Paso, Texas; Santa Teresa, New Mexico; Calexico and San Diego, California; and in the Rio Grande Valley. The engineers completed testing in El Paso and Calexico, Lapan disclosed. DHS previously classified the San Diego and Rio Grande Valley Sectors as priorities for early development of President Trump’s promised border walls.

Seasonal storm forecast doubles number of hurricanes
A leading storm season forecast doubled the number of hurricanes expected this year as El Niño hibernates and a region typically quiet until August sees an early muster of tropical systems. Colorado State University is forecasting 15 named storms during the season that runs through November, including eight hurricanes. That’s four more named storms than its original April prediction and twice as many hurricanes.

Kamchatka Volcano Klyuchevskaya Erupted
This Wednesday morning local time the volcano blasted ash in to the atmosphere and it spread on more than 60km southwest of the volcano, writes the agency. Orange code alert for aviation danger is announced which means that local and international flights might suffer delays.

Iran’s Rouhani says new US sanctions violate nuclear accord
President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday new US economic sanctions imposed against Iran contravened the country’s nuclear accord with world powers and he vowed that Tehran would “resist” them, state television reported. The Trump administration slapped the new sanctions on Iran on Tuesday over its ballistic missile program and said Tehran’s “malign activities” in the Middle East undercut any “positive contributions” coming from the 2015 Iran nuclear accord.

Jerusalem police close Temple Mount to Jewish visitors
The Temple Mount compound was closed on Wednesday for visitors – Jews and tourists – by the police due to “breaching the rules of conduct that apply to the holy site.” According to a police statement, Jerusalem District Police Commander, Maj.-Gen. Yoram Halevy decided to close the Mughrabi gate, which is the only gate that Jews and tourist can use to enter the Temple Mount, after a group broke the rules of visit.

PA calls on world to force Israel to remove Temple Mount metal detectors
Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah on Tuesday called on the international community to make Israel remove metal detectors from the entrances to the Temple Mount. “We call on the international community and the Arab and Islamic states to take responsibility for… stopping the occupation’s measures that are in contravention with all laws, agreements and international charters,” he said.

Hundreds of German choir boys abused over six decades – report
At least 547 young members of the Regensburger Domspatzen boys choir in Germany were subjected to physical and in some instances sexual abuse over a period of 60 years, a new report says. The report accuses 49 members of the Catholic Church of carrying out the abuse between 1945 and the early 1990s. The alleged perpetrators are unlikely to face criminal charges because of the amount of time that has elapsed.

Chile moves towards legalising abortion in limited cases
Senators in Chile have voted in favour of a proposal which would end the country’s total ban on abortions. The measure would allow abortion in cases of rape, if the mother’s life was at risk or if the foetus would not survive the pregnancy. Currently, women can be prosecuted if they have an abortion.

Qatar crisis: Saudi-led bloc drops list of 13 demands
The four Arab nations leading a boycott of Qatar are no longer insisting it comply with a list of 13 specific demands they tabled last month. Diplomats from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt told reporters at the UN they now wanted it to accept six broad principles. These include commitments to combat terrorism and extremism and to end acts of provocation and incitement.

ICE chief praises Trump, plans to send more agents to sanctuary cities
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Thomas Homan…said he plans to further crack down on undocumented immigrants by sending more resources and agents to sanctuary cities…”In the America I grew up in, cities didn’t shield people who violated the law,”…“What I want to get is a clear understanding from everybody, from the congressmen to the politicians to law enforcement to those who enter the country illegally, that ICE is open for business.”

‘Atypical’ form of mad cow disease confirmed in Alabama cow
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has confirmed an “atypical” case of bovine spongiform encephalopothy (BSE), commonly known as mad cow disease, in an 11-year old beef cow in Alabama but emphasized that the animal never entered the slaughterhouse and “at no time presented a risk to food supply or to human health.”

US Army Seeks Internet-of-Battlefield-Things, Distributed Bot Swarms
The Army Research Lab is turning more of its attention to fighting land wars against far more technologically sophisticated adversaries than it has in the past several decades. In the coming months, the Lab will fund new programs related to highly (but not fully) autonomous drones and robots that can withstand adversary electronic warfare operations.

Thousands evacuated central California, wildfires burn across U.S. West
A 25,000-acre wildfire in central California, one of three dozen major blazes burning across the U.S. West, threatened hundreds of homes and businesses on Wednesday after forcing the evacuation of about 5,000 residents. There were 46 active large fires spread across 12 states, with 11 new blazes reported on Tuesday alone, according to National Interagency Fire Center website.

Pence Tells CUFI That Just as God Kept Promise to Israel, So Will Trump
In his address at the 12th Annual Christians United for Israel (CUFI) Summit in Washington on Monday, US Vice President Mike Pence reassured the 4,000 attendees that the President Donald Trump’s administration stands strongly behind Israel, and that despite the delay, Trump will most assuredly fulfill his campaign promise to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Jerusalem Law passes initial vote
Law requiring 80-vote supermajority to divide Jerusalem in future negotiations passes first vote. A law which would limit the government’s ability to divide the capital in any future final status agreement with the Palestinian Authority was approved in its first vote Wednesday afternoon.

Minister: Israel Will Now Act to Reestablish Jewish Sovereignty Over Temple Mount
The Islamic Waqf’s jurisdiction over the Temple Mount is over and Israel will now work to reestablish Jewish sovereignty over the holy site, said Knesset Member Avi Dichter (Likud) on Tuesday. “The question of our policy [at the Temple Mount] may not be clear to the Palestinians, but it is very clear to us… The Mount will remain under the control of the Israel Police.”

Muslims Call to Ban Jews From Temple Mount
Despite refusing to ascend to the holy site themselves in protest of new metal detectors, Muslims are demanding that Jews be banned from the Temple Mount in the wake of events following Friday’s terror attack.

Druze Heroes Killed on Temple Mount Fulfilled Foretold End-of-Days Israel Alliance
The deadly attack last week on the Temple Mount pitted Israeli Druze against Muslims, tightening an prophesied alliance with Israel that has Biblical roots leading back to the Druze patriarch Jethro. The fulfillment of their role as brothers-in-arms with the Jews precipitates the end-of-days war against Amalek. Their sacrifice was a clear fulfillment of Balaam’s prophecy, which foretells that the Druze and Jews will fight together against their enemy, Amalek.

President Trump: Democrats Own This, We’re Going To Let Obamacare Collapse
Speaking from the White House Tuesday afternoon along side Vice President Mike Pence, President Donald Trump said he is “disappointed” in the failure of the healthcare bill in the Senate and said he intends to allow Obamacare to collapse while continuing to pursue the rest of his agenda. “Let Obamacare fail, it’ll be a lot easier,” he continued. “We’re not going to own it. I’m not going to own it. I can tell you Republicans are not going to own it.

3 California Counties File Multi-Billion Dollar Lawsuits Against “Big Oil” Over Rising Sea Levels
Just when you think you’ve seen it all, the snowflake capital of the world finds new, creative and amazing ways to shock your system.

UK’s First State-Funded Muslim School Taken Over by Gov After Pro-Rape Books Found
England’s first state-funded Muslim secondary schools – that segregated boys and girls and had books promoting domestic violence and marital rape – is to be taken over by the Government.

Obama gave 1 million green cards migrants less than 2 Christian the rest were muslims
Former President Barack Obama chastised the American people in front of world leaders saying that “accepting only Christians who are seeking asylum from war-torn countries is un-American and not who we are.”

Garbage Men Being Trained to Spy on Customers
…It’s not enough, though, for the supervisors of the surveillance state to train trash collectors to watch their neighbors and report any “suspicious activity.” For a few years now, city waste management companies have been installing automatic license plate readers (ALPR) in their garbage trucks! How many thousands (maybe millions) of Americans are being secretly subjected to this new level of surveillance?

Cashless Society Alert: Visa Will Be Giving Up To $500,000 To Restaurants That Go ‘100% Cashless’ The push toward a cashless society is becoming more of a shove. Before today I had never heard of “The Visa Cashless Challenge”, but after reading about it I have to say that I am quite alarmed.

As Senate Bill Dies, President Trump, Mitch McConnell Call for Clean Repeal of Obamacare
President Donald J. Trump is calling on congressional Republicans to drop their failed efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare in one fell swoop and instead pass a clean repeal of the failed health care overhaul from the previous administration now and push through a bipartisan replacement plan later.

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Preparations Begin for Border Wall Construction
DHS spokesman David Lapan told reporters engineers are conducting the tests in El Paso, Texas; Santa Teresa, New Mexico; Calexico and San Diego, California; and in the Rio Grande Valley. The engineers completed testing in El Paso and Calexico, Lapan disclosed. DHS previously classified the San Diego and Rio Grande Valley Sectors as priorities for early development of President Trump’s promised border walls.

Seasonal storm forecast doubles number of hurricanes
A leading storm season forecast doubled the number of hurricanes expected this year as El Niño hibernates and a region typically quiet until August sees an early muster of tropical systems. Colorado State University is forecasting 15 named storms during the season that runs through November, including eight hurricanes. That’s four more named storms than its original April prediction and twice as many hurricanes.

Kamchatka Volcano Klyuchevskaya Erupted
This Wednesday morning local time the volcano blasted ash in to the atmosphere and it spread on more than 60km southwest of the volcano, writes the agency. Orange code alert for aviation danger is announced which means that local and international flights might suffer delays.

Iran’s Rouhani says new US sanctions violate nuclear accord
President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday new US economic sanctions imposed against Iran contravened the country’s nuclear accord with world powers and he vowed that Tehran would “resist” them, state television reported. The Trump administration slapped the new sanctions on Iran on Tuesday over its ballistic missile program and said Tehran’s “malign activities” in the Middle East undercut any “positive contributions” coming from the 2015 Iran nuclear accord.

Jerusalem police close Temple Mount to Jewish visitors
The Temple Mount compound was closed on Wednesday for visitors – Jews and tourists – by the police due to “breaching the rules of conduct that apply to the holy site.” According to a police statement, Jerusalem District Police Commander, Maj.-Gen. Yoram Halevy decided to close the Mughrabi gate, which is the only gate that Jews and tourist can use to enter the Temple Mount, after a group broke the rules of visit.

PA calls on world to force Israel to remove Temple Mount metal detectors
Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah on Tuesday called on the international community to make Israel remove metal detectors from the entrances to the Temple Mount. “We call on the international community and the Arab and Islamic states to take responsibility for… stopping the occupation’s measures that are in contravention with all laws, agreements and international charters,” he said.

Hundreds of German choir boys abused over six decades – report
At least 547 young members of the Regensburger Domspatzen boys choir in Germany were subjected to physical and in some instances sexual abuse over a period of 60 years, a new report says. The report accuses 49 members of the Catholic Church of carrying out the abuse between 1945 and the early 1990s. The alleged perpetrators are unlikely to face criminal charges because of the amount of time that has elapsed.

Chile moves towards legalising abortion in limited cases
Senators in Chile have voted in favour of a proposal which would end the country’s total ban on abortions. The measure would allow abortion in cases of rape, if the mother’s life was at risk or if the foetus would not survive the pregnancy. Currently, women can be prosecuted if they have an abortion.

Qatar crisis: Saudi-led bloc drops list of 13 demands
The four Arab nations leading a boycott of Qatar are no longer insisting it comply with a list of 13 specific demands they tabled last month. Diplomats from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt told reporters at the UN they now wanted it to accept six broad principles. These include commitments to combat terrorism and extremism and to end acts of provocation and incitement.

ICE chief praises Trump, plans to send more agents to sanctuary cities
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Thomas Homan…said he plans to further crack down on undocumented immigrants by sending more resources and agents to sanctuary cities…”In the America I grew up in, cities didn’t shield people who violated the law,”…“What I want to get is a clear understanding from everybody, from the congressmen to the politicians to law enforcement to those who enter the country illegally, that ICE is open for business.”

‘Atypical’ form of mad cow disease confirmed in Alabama cow
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has confirmed an “atypical” case of bovine spongiform encephalopothy (BSE), commonly known as mad cow disease, in an 11-year old beef cow in Alabama but emphasized that the animal never entered the slaughterhouse and “at no time presented a risk to food supply or to human health.”

US Army Seeks Internet-of-Battlefield-Things, Distributed Bot Swarms
The Army Research Lab is turning more of its attention to fighting land wars against far more technologically sophisticated adversaries than it has in the past several decades. In the coming months, the Lab will fund new programs related to highly (but not fully) autonomous drones and robots that can withstand adversary electronic warfare operations.

Thousands evacuated central California, wildfires burn across U.S. West
A 25,000-acre wildfire in central California, one of three dozen major blazes burning across the U.S. West, threatened hundreds of homes and businesses on Wednesday after forcing the evacuation of about 5,000 residents. There were 46 active large fires spread across 12 states, with 11 new blazes reported on Tuesday alone, according to National Interagency Fire Center website.

Pence Tells CUFI That Just as God Kept Promise to Israel, So Will Trump
In his address at the 12th Annual Christians United for Israel (CUFI) Summit in Washington on Monday, US Vice President Mike Pence reassured the 4,000 attendees that the President Donald Trump’s administration stands strongly behind Israel, and that despite the delay, Trump will most assuredly fulfill his campaign promise to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Jerusalem Law passes initial vote
Law requiring 80-vote supermajority to divide Jerusalem in future negotiations passes first vote. A law which would limit the government’s ability to divide the capital in any future final status agreement with the Palestinian Authority was approved in its first vote Wednesday afternoon.

Minister: Israel Will Now Act to Reestablish Jewish Sovereignty Over Temple Mount
The Islamic Waqf’s jurisdiction over the Temple Mount is over and Israel will now work to reestablish Jewish sovereignty over the holy site, said Knesset Member Avi Dichter (Likud) on Tuesday. “The question of our policy [at the Temple Mount] may not be clear to the Palestinians, but it is very clear to us… The Mount will remain under the control of the Israel Police.”

Muslims Call to Ban Jews From Temple Mount
Despite refusing to ascend to the holy site themselves in protest of new metal detectors, Muslims are demanding that Jews be banned from the Temple Mount in the wake of events following Friday’s terror attack.

Druze Heroes Killed on Temple Mount Fulfilled Foretold End-of-Days Israel Alliance
The deadly attack last week on the Temple Mount pitted Israeli Druze against Muslims, tightening an prophesied alliance with Israel that has Biblical roots leading back to the Druze patriarch Jethro. The fulfillment of their role as brothers-in-arms with the Jews precipitates the end-of-days war against Amalek. Their sacrifice was a clear fulfillment of Balaam’s prophecy, which foretells that the Druze and Jews will fight together against their enemy, Amalek.

President Trump: Democrats Own This, We’re Going To Let Obamacare Collapse
Speaking from the White House Tuesday afternoon along side Vice President Mike Pence, President Donald Trump said he is “disappointed” in the failure of the healthcare bill in the Senate and said he intends to allow Obamacare to collapse while continuing to pursue the rest of his agenda. “Let Obamacare fail, it’ll be a lot easier,” he continued. “We’re not going to own it. I’m not going to own it. I can tell you Republicans are not going to own it.

3 California Counties File Multi-Billion Dollar Lawsuits Against “Big Oil” Over Rising Sea Levels
Just when you think you’ve seen it all, the snowflake capital of the world finds new, creative and amazing ways to shock your system.

UK’s First State-Funded Muslim School Taken Over by Gov After Pro-Rape Books Found
England’s first state-funded Muslim secondary schools – that segregated boys and girls and had books promoting domestic violence and marital rape – is to be taken over by the Government.

Obama gave 1 million green cards migrants less than 2 Christian the rest were muslims
Former President Barack Obama chastised the American people in front of world leaders saying that “accepting only Christians who are seeking asylum from war-torn countries is un-American and not who we are.”

Garbage Men Being Trained to Spy on Customers
…It’s not enough, though, for the supervisors of the surveillance state to train trash collectors to watch their neighbors and report any “suspicious activity.” For a few years now, city waste management companies have been installing automatic license plate readers (ALPR) in their garbage trucks! How many thousands (maybe millions) of Americans are being secretly subjected to this new level of surveillance?

Cashless Society Alert: Visa Will Be Giving Up To $500,000 To Restaurants That Go ‘100% Cashless’ The push toward a cashless society is becoming more of a shove. Before today I had never heard of “The Visa Cashless Challenge”, but after reading about it I have to say that I am quite alarmed.

As Senate Bill Dies, President Trump, Mitch McConnell Call for Clean Repeal of Obamacare
President Donald J. Trump is calling on congressional Republicans to drop their failed efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare in one fell swoop and instead pass a clean repeal of the failed health care overhaul from the previous administration now and push through a bipartisan replacement plan later.

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President Trump Reverses Barack Obama’s Discriminatory Anti-Christian Refugee
No President in US history showed as much hate and disdain for Christian and Jews as former President Barack Hussein Obama. There are multiple examples of this:

Billions Of Lives Are At Stake As China Threatens India With War
There several powerful nations that could spark a global conflagration without America’s input.

Walmart Wants To Scan Customers’ Faces
Walmart is developing facial recognition technology so it can identify the shoppers who appear irritated or just generally unhappy, according to a Wall Street Journal report published Wednesday.

Salvation Army Has Its Bell Rung by NYC
…While parents fight on that front, faith-based groups are being assaulted on another. In New York City, the local human rights commission is charging the Salvation Army’s substance abuse center with “gender identity discrimination” for refusing to change their rules to accommodate people who identify as transgender. Their crime? Housing patients according to their actual gender.

US Congress On Pace To Be The Least Productive Legislature In 164 Years
Without even enough Senate Republican support for a “clean repeal” of Obamacare, this Congress is on its way to historical levels of getting nothing done. So is the ‘Resistance’ winning? And will the divided GOP endanger President Donald Trump’s 2020 chances?

Rare Earth Mania And China/US Trade Spat 2.0?
We doubt that many have heard of it, or know what it’s used for, but the price of Praseodymium-Neodymium – a rare earth element – has been on a tear, up 43% ytd. And, if this is the start of another “rare earth” frenzy like that seen in 2011, it is about to go much, much higher.

Trump to Republicans: If you don’t repeal Obamacare, you’re fired!
President Trump harkened back to his days on “The Apprentice” Wednesday, telling Republican senators that if they didn’t repeal and replace Obamacare they could hear, “You’re fired” at their next election. “Inaction is not an option, and frankly, I don’t think we should leave town unless we have a health insurance plan,” he said at a lunch with Senate Republicans hastily called after they failed to find 50 votes to move forward with two different approaches to Obamacare earlier this week.

Breitbart’s Boyle: Our Goal Is the ‘Elimination of the Entire Mainstream Media’
“The goal eventually is the full destruction and elimination of the entire mainstream media. We envision a day when CNN is no longer in business. We envision a day when the New York Times closes its doors. I think that day is possible,” he said in his speech to the Phyllis Schlafly Collegians Leadership Summit.

Thousands of firefighters battle California blaze, now at 48K acres
firefighters are now battling the Detwiler Fire near California’s Yosemite National Park, officials said. Cal Fire late Wednesday that more than 48,000 acres have burned so far and that the blaze, which started Sunday and spread quickly, remains only 7 percent contained.

Iraq to buy ‘large batch’ of advanced Russian T-90 tanks – Kremlin
Moscow and Baghdad have struck a major deal to deliver “a large batch” of advanced Russian-made T-90 tanks to the Iraqi military, a Kremlin official said. The T-90s will reinforce the Iraqis’ M1A1 Abrams fleet damaged in the fight against Islamists.

Senator McCain diagnosed with aggressive brain cancer
“It takes people’s lives almost uniformly … The tumor cells are very resistant to conventional therapy, such as radiation and chemotherapy. It’s a poor prognosis,” said Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, who chairs the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington.

IDF readies 5 battalions in case Temple Mount clashes spread to West Bank
Israeli security services prepare for large numbers of Israeli Arabs from east Jerusalem and elsewhere in Israel who are expected to make their way to the capital to join Friday prayers outside the Temple Mount

Fish Fall From The Sky in Annual Miracle That Feeds the Poor
In Honduras, the annual rain of fish has fallen. At least once a year, sometimes twice, usually around May or June, fish rain down from the heavens onto Yoro, Honduras. The locals call it Lluvia de Peces (downpour of fish) and claim it has been happening every year or about one hundred years. One rabbi claims this strange occurrence is a wakeup call warning of things to come. No one has actually seen the fish falling from the sky. Simply put, after a heavy rain, the ground will suddenly be covered with fish. The residents collect the fish for their kitchen tables, but selling it is prohibited. Despite several attempts to discover the source of the strange phenomenon, scientists remain baffled.

IDF to boost presence in West Bank as Temple Mount tensions flare
As the tension surrounding Israel’s decision to place metal detectors at the entrance to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount refuses to die down, the Israeli army announced Thursday that it will place five extra battalions in the West Bank ahead of Friday prayers. The troops are supposed to safeguard the West Bank area in case of an escalation, which seems likelier than ever as the protest continues in full swing.

Nikki Haley discusses Hezbollah threat with UN Special Coordinator
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley met with UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag on Wednesday and discussed ways to advance the implementation of Security Council Resolution 1701, which ended the war between Israel and Hezbollah in 2006 and called for the disarmament of all armed groups in Lebanon…Haley emphasized the need for the international community to “apply more pressure on Hezbollah to disarm and cease its destabilizing behavior, especially toward Israel.”

Germany warns citizens of Turkey risks amid arrests
The German government has warned its citizens and firms they face the risk of “arbitrary” arrest in Turkey. “People who are travelling to Turkey for private or business reasons are urged to exercise increased caution,” the German foreign ministry said. Firms face investment risks in Turkey because of Turkish legal deficiencies, the ministry said.

Venezuela crisis: Violence fears as strike action begins
The head of the Organization of American States (OAS) has warned of a “calamitous deterioration” of the situation in Venezuela. “The fear we have, and which we are afraid to say out loud, is that this situation could turn into a bloodbath,” he said. The warning came shortly before a 24-hour strike began on Thursday.

Uruguay pharmacies start selling recreational marijuana
Uruguay has become the first country in the world to legally sell marijuana for recreational use. Sixteen pharmacies started dispensing marijuana on Wednesday, Almost 5,000 people have signed up to a national registry to be able to buy marijuana legally. They will be able to buy up to 10g (0.35oz) a week and no more than 40g a month.

Syria war: Trump ‘ends CIA arms programme for rebels’
US President Donald Trump has ended the CIA’s clandestine programme to provide weapons and supplies to Syrian rebel groups, officials have said. The programme began in 2013 as Mr Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, decided to put pressure on President Bashar al-Assad to stand down. The decision to halt it was made almost a month ago, by which time the flow of arms had already slowed significantly.

Palestinian Authority’s 2017 Budget Shows ‘Huge Increase’ in Funding for Terror Payments
The Palestinian Authority’s 2017 budget shows a “huge increase” in the funding of salaries for imprisoned terrorists and the families of “martyrs,” an Israeli research institute revealed on Wednesday. According to Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), the amount of money allocated by the PA for payments to terrorists jailed in Israel rose 13% this year to $158 million — compared to $135 million in 2016.

Israel faces mounting Palestinian anger over holy site metal detectors
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is weighing whether to remove metal detectors at a Jerusalem holy site whose installation after a deadly attack last week has stoked Palestinian protests, an Israeli cabinet minister said on Thursday. There have been nightly confrontations between Palestinians hurling rocks and Israeli police using stun grenades in Israeli-annexed East Jerusalem since the devices were placed on Sunday at entrances to the Temple Mount-Noble Sanctuary compound.

Russia says in talks with U.S. to create cyber security working group: RIA
Moscow and Washington are in talks to create a joint cyber security working group, RIA news agency reported on Thursday, citing Russia’s special envoy on cyber security Andrey Krutskikh. Russia said last week that Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin had discussed forming a group on cyber security..

North Korean Police Beat People To Death To Avoid Wasting Bullets In Brutal Public Executions
The people of North Korea have experienced unspeakable horrors in their society, as extreme human rights violations are reportedly common aspects of life in the hermit kingdom.

The man who wants to bring the BRAIN DEAD back to life:
Sergei Paylian was only 14 years old when he was horrified by the death of his young, attractive neighbor in Tbilisi, Georgia. As was the local Soviet custom at the time, her open coffin was carried through the street to the sound of music as a shocked teenage Sergei looked on, confronted for the first time with the issue of his own mortality.

John McCain Diagnosed With Brain Cancer
Just days after John McCain had a blood clot removed above his left eye, late on Wednesday his office announced that McCain has a brain tumor associated with the removed blood clot. In a statement doctors revealed that McCain has beendiagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive cancer.

UK, Dutch & Danish navies escort Chinese warships heading to Baltic for drills
British, Dutch and Danish ships have escorted a trio of Chinese vessels which are heading to the Baltic Sea to conduct the first stage of joint drills with Russian ships.

Facebook Abruptly Blocks Dozens Of Catholic Pages, Accuses Popular Accounts Of ‘Suspicious Activities’
Tech giant Facebook is allegedly cracking down on Catholic pages, blocking dozens of accounts without an explanation. The Silicon Valley company accused the pages of engaging in “suspicious activities.”

France’s Armed Forces Chief Resigns After Clash With Macron Over Budget Cuts
Top general accuses Macron of borderline Erdoganism


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CME SWEEPS ASIDE COSMIC RAYS
Why do we care about cosmic rays? For one thing, they penetrate commercial airlines, dosing passengers and flight crews so much that pilots are classified as occupational radiation workers. Some research shows that cosmic rays can seed clouds and trigger lightning, potentially altering weather and climate. Furthermore, there are studies… linking cosmic rays with cardiac arrhythmias in the general population.

3-Magnitude 6.7 quake off Turkish and Greek coasts kills two
A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.7 killed two people when it struck near major Turkish and Greek tourist destinations in the Aegean Sea on Friday, Turkish and Greek officials said. The quake, which struck at 1:31 a.m. (2231 GMT on Thursday), was located off the southwestern coastal city of Marmaris in the Mugla province, the USGS said. It was close to the Turkish towns of Bodrum and Datca, and the Greek island of Kos in the Dodecanese Islands archipelago, all of which are major tourist destinations.

Tour operators say US to ban citizens from travel to North Korea
Two tour agencies that arrange trips to North Korea said on Friday the US government will soon ban its citizens from traveling there, after the death of a US student arrested there while on a tour. Koryo Tours said the ban would be announced on July 27 and would go into effect 30 days later.

Security forces maintain vigilance as Jerusalem prayers conclude
Security forces were braced for a standoff with Muslim worshipers in Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday afternoon after the security cabinet decided to leave the metal detectors at the entrances to the Temple Mount. “Israel is committed to maintaining the status quo on the Temple Mount and to protecting the safety of worshipers and visitors,” the Prime Minister’s Office said. The Tel Aviv meeting began late Thursday night and ended in the early hours of the morning.

Abbas asks US to intervene in Temple Mount crisis
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has asked the Trump Administration to help quell the rising tensions over the Temple Mount, known to Islam as the Al-Haram/Al-Sharif. According to Wafa, the Palestinian News and Information Agency, Abbas spoke by telephone with US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, who is also his senior advisor.

Head of Islamic body: ‘1.7 billion Muslims say no to metal detectors’
The head of the Wakf Muslim religious trust in Jerusalem, Abdul Azim Salhab…rejected the security cabinet’s decision not to remove metal detectors at the entrance to the Temple Mount…Salhab said: “We are one. We all reject the measures to put in metal detectors. We reject the entrance of settlers to the mosque compound. We in Jerusalem represent 1.7 billion Muslims who say in one voice no to the metal detectors. We say no to the arrangements taken by the Israelis against the Wakf.”

Leading Sunni Muslim center calls for intervention to ‘save’ al-Aksa
The leading center for…Sunni Muslims, Egypt’s al-Azhar, has called for…intervention to “save” al-Aksa mosque from Israel. A statement…issued…by al-Azhar…said the institute was following with “deep concern the escalation of the Israeli occupation forces against blessed al-Aksa mosque.” It warned against the “continuation of the violations”…these alleged violations were provoking the feelings of Muslims all over the world and threatening the stability of the entire region.

Temple Mount spillover: US warns of riots in Jordan
The United States Embassy in Amman received reports of planned demonstrations following noon prayers in Amman on Friday in response to the ongoing situation at Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The embassy reported “to expect to see an increased police and security presence in and around Amman.” The US embassy also warned…”Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can…escalate into violence,” and…one should “avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution…

North Korea tourism: US ‘to ban Americans from visiting’
The US is to ban its citizens from travelling to North Korea, according to two agencies that operate tours there. Koryo Tours and Young Pioneer Tours said the ban would be announced on 27 July to come into effect 30 days later. The US has not confirmed the news.

Greece-Turkey earthquake: Two killed on island of Kos
A strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea has killed at least two people on the Greek island of Kos, officials say. The 6.7-magnitude quake hit 12km (seven miles) north-east of Kos, near the Turkish coast, with a depth of 10km, the US Geological Survey said. At least 100 others were also injured at the popular tourist destination. Some buildings were damaged.

Venezuela crisis: Deadly clashes as millions join strike
Millions of Venezuelans have joined a general strike called by the opposition as pressure mounts on President Nicolás Maduro to cancel elections for a new constituent assembly. Clashes between police and protesters killed at least three people. More than 300 others were reportedly arrested. Mr Maduro said the strike was minimal and that its leaders would be arrested.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman overhaul security agencies
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has issued a series of royal decrees, marking a new shake-up of top officials. He set up a security agency, bringing together counter-terrorism and domestic intelligence under the authority of a single body. The king also replaced the head of the royal guard, and made several appointments to the team of his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

US lawmakers want fresh sanctions on Hezbollah
Republican and Democratic US lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday seeking to increase sanctions on Hezbollah, accusing the powerful Shi’ite Muslim political group of violence in Syria and amassing rockets along Israel’s border. The bill, an amendment to existing sanctions on the group, seeks to further restrict its ability to fundraise and recruit, increase pressure on banks that do business with it and crack down on countries, including Iran, that support Hezbollah.

U.S. general says allies worry Russian war game may be ‘Trojan horse’
U.S. allies in eastern Europe and Ukraine are worried that Russia’s planned war games in September could be a “Trojan horse” aimed at leaving behind military equipment brought into Belarus, the U.S. Army’s top general in Europe said on Thursday. Russia has sought to reassure NATO that the military exercises will respect international limits on size, but NATO and U.S. official remain wary about their scale and scope.


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Convicted Iran Front Group Regularly Sent FIVE-FIGURE DONATIONS To THE CLINTON FOUNDATION fN
The Mullahs in Iran were free to advance their agenda in the United States under the Obama administration, and that is exactly what they did. The Clinton Foundation refused to return more than $50,000 of contributions from The Alavi Foundation, who along with its partner Bank Melli were recognized as procurement fronts for Iran’s nuclear weapons program.

Mexico Murders Up With Deadliest Month In At Least 20 Years
Mexico’s spiraling violence reached new heights with 2,234 murders in June, the country’s deadliest month in at least 20 years, according to government data.

North Korean Defectors Are Using Google Earth to Identify Killing Sites and Mass Graves in Kim Jong Un’s Totalitarian State
North Korean defectors have long denounced the abysmal conditions and human rights abuses going on inside the hermit state, where the country’s supreme leader Kim Jong Un runs a repressive fiefdom. But until now, activists have struggled to precisely document the scope and location of such abuses.

Billions Of Lives Are At Stake As China Threatens India With War
Most Americans forget that the world doesn’t revolve around them, but they forget that there are several powerful nations that could spark a global conflagration without America’s input. Among them are China and India, who have been engaged in a border dispute for decades. That dispute has flared up once again, as China hurls threats of war with India.

Islamic Terrorist Threat From Canada Higher Than That coming from Mexico
Montana ranchers who live and work within feet of the longest international border on earth, the Canada-US border, had it right in November of 2015: the unsecured border the U.S. shares with Canada should be a bigger worry than the Mexican one.

‘Illegitimate coalition’ must pay for destroying Syria – Damascus to UN
Syria wants the US and its allies to pay for the destruction of Syrian infrastructure and to bear legal responsibility for “illegitimately” bombing civilian targets, Damascus has told the UN, demanding that the American-led coalition strikes stop.

VINDICATED: Latest Deep State Leak Proves Obama Was Spying on Trump Campaign Early On
In 1972, some employees of former President Nixon’s re-election committee were caught when they broke into the Democratic National Committee headquarters to plant a bug. That single act, known as Watergate, led to Nixon’s resignation and had his successor Gerald Ford not pardoned him, it most likely would have led to his felony prosecution, Truth Uncensored reported.

BREAKING: Trump Sends Feds Into Muslim’s NY Compound, What They Found Is HORRIFYING
The Obama Administration struggled to say the phrase “radical Islam,” but new reports reveal an alarming number of Islamofascist training camps right here in the United States.

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BROKE: New FEC Report Shows DNC Finished June $3.3 Million in Debt
Under the leadership of former Obama official Tom Perez, a new FEC report reveals the DNC finished the month of June $3.3 million in debt. They’re broke. Just like their policies.

RT Pokes Fun at Hillary Clinton, MSM in Advertising Campaign
“The longer you watch, the more upset Hillary Clinton becomes,” says another ad. And a third, which reads “Come closer and find out who we are planning to hack next,” clearly references the notion that Russia was behind the hacking of the Democratic National Convention networks.

Austria tells Italy to keep migrants off mainland
Austria’s foreign minister Sebastian Kurz called on Italy Thursday to stop migrants from reaching the mainland by halting the ferry services from the islands where they first land. Kurz said he had told his Italian counterpart Angelino Alfano that “rescue missions in the Mediterranean cannot be seen as a ticket to central Europe”, on the sidelines of an OSCE meeting in Vienna.

Metal Detectors, Security Checks to Remain at Temple Mount Despite Arab Riots
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that recently installed metal detectors will remain in place for now at the entrance gates to the Temple Mount, amid continuing Muslim riots over the security measure.

Three Israelis dead, one wounded in West Bank stabbing attack
Three Israelis were killed and one seriously wounded in a stabbing attack in the West Bank town of Halamish on Friday evening. The Israel Defense Forces reported that a Palestinian assailant infiltrated a private home in the community of Halamish, also known as Neve Tsuf, north west of Ramallah, and stabbed four Israeli civilians. Three of the victims died as a result of their wounds, and one was evacuated to Shaare Tzedek hospital. The assailant was shot by a neighbor.

Abbas: Palestinians to suspend official contacts with Israel
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday ordered the suspension of all official contact with Israel until it removed new security measures at a Jerusalem holy site. Palestinians have clashed with Israeli security forces outside the shrine for days and on Friday three were killed when fighting broke out as people protested against the installation of metal detectors at entrances to the Temple Mount compound that is holy to Muslims and Jews.

Arab MK says third Intifada has already begun
“The government’s brutal actions at the Al-aksa Mosque, changing the status quo by placing metal detectors, will necessarily lead to a third Intifada, that already began today,” Joint List Member of Parliament Taleb Abu Arar, said Friday afternoon. The lawmaker warned of a major Palestinian uprising and accused the police of killing three Palestinians in clashes following weekly prayers in Jerusalem.

Philippines Duterte: Martial law extended in Mindanao
Legislators in the Philippines have voted overwhelmingly to extend martial law to deal with an Islamist insurgency in the restive island of Mindanao. Militants linked to so-called Islamic State have been occupying parts of Marawi, a city in the south, since May. President Rodrigo Duterte said the extension was necessary to crush the insurgency, but his critics say it is part of a wider power grab.

Qatar emir calls for negotiations to ease Gulf boycott
The emir of Qatar has called for negotiations to ease a boycott by four powerful Arab neighbours. In his first public address since the crisis erupted, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani said any solution must respect Qatar’s sovereignty. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with Qatar in June over its alleged support for terrorism and ties with Iran, and issued a series of demands.

Mexico murders up with deadliest month in at least 20 years
Mexico’s spiraling violence reached new heights with 2,234 murders in June, the country’s deadliest month in at least 20 years, according to government data. Killings rose in states ranging from the tourist haven of Baja California Sur to the Gulf coast state of Veracruz and even in Mexico City, long considered a relative oasis from drug gang violence.

Hawaii seeks to prepare residents for threat of nuclear missile strike from North Korea
The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency is kicking off an educational campaign aimed at helping residents and visitors figure out what to do if the state is the target of a nuclear missile attack from North Korea. Hawaii is the first state to prepare the public for the possibility of a ballistic missile strike.

Police will charge teens who taunted disabled man while filming his drowning
The five teens who taunted a disabled man while videotaping his drowning in a Florida pond earlier this month — never making an attempt to assist him — will now face charges. “That video is disturbing,” Cocoa Police Chief Mike Cantaloupe said during a Friday press conference. “I don’t even know if I can think of words to describe it.”

Minneapolis Police Chief Resigns Following Shooting Of Unarmed Australian Woman
Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau resigned Friday, just five days after one of the department’s officers shot an unarmed Australian woman who had just dialed 911 to report a possible crime outside her home.

Palestinians Suspend Official Contact With Israel
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas suspended all official contact with Israel on Friday until it removes new security enforcement at the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Abbas announced the decision after a week of sometimes violent demonstrations that have imperiled relations between Israel and the Palestinians. More than 450 people have been injured, mostly by police, and several demonstrators have died.

5-Year-Old Girl Fined Nearly $200 for Holding Lemonade Stand
A five-year-old girl who decided to run a lemonade stand in her East London neighborhood was fined nearly $200 for not having a trading permit. In a Thursday article for The Telegraph, the girl’s father, Andre Spicer, described how four police officers approached the stand shortly after his daughter had begun selling her home-made beverage.

Fed Believes Opioid Crisis Is Reason Why Men Aren’t Working
“It’s an economic issue. It has economic implications, but it’s a whole lot more than that…There seems to be a clear indication or a clear connection between [opioid abuse] and the ability to go to a job,”

Is Sweden A Failed State?
The security situation in Sweden is now so critical that the national police chief, Dan Eliasson, has asked the public for help; the police are unable to solve the problems on their own. The Swedish state, in true Orwellian style,fights those Swedish citizens who point out the obvious problems that migrants are causing…

Germany cannot scare Turkey with ‘threats’: Erdogan
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday told Germany it cannot scare Ankara with threats, in an escalating row over a wave of arrests that prompted Berlin to step up warnings to German tourists and investors.


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Catholic Churches in Jerusalem Blame Israel for Muslim Violence, Deny Biblical Roots of Temple Mount
In the wake of the growing violence, the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem released a statement. Signed by the heads of all 13 Christian communities in Jerusalem, it condemned the recent escalation of violence at the Temple Mount, but did so in language that clearly favored the Palestinians and condemned Israel. The statement referred to the site by its Arabic names, disregarding any Jewish or Christian connection to the site.

Sabbath Eve Terror Attack: Father and Two Children Stabbed to Death at Shabbat Table
19-year old Palestinian, Omar al-Abed, burst into the home and immediately began stabbing people. He killed the father, in his 70’s, and his adult son and daughter, in their 30’s. Abed continued his stabbing spree but one of the women managed to gather the children in a room and lock the door, after which she called the police.

Chief Rabbi: ‘An Arab Who Came to Kill Jews Must Not Come Out Alive’
“Any Arab, any terrorist, who comes to kill, must not come out alive,” the Chief Rabbi insisted at the beginning of his weekly class. “He must be killed, not injured.”

Israeli security assessments ongoing as decision on Temple Mount looms
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not address the sensitive issue of metal detectors at the Temple Mount during opening statements he made at Sunday’s weekly cabinet meeting, saying only that security assessments were ongoing. “Since the beginning of the events I have held a series of meetings and situational assessments with all the relevant security officials, including those on the ground,” Netanyahu said.

Likud to vote against Palestinian state on Tuesday
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party opposes the creation of a Palestinian state and must consider alternatives to the two-state solution, according to a proposal set to pass Tuesday…Netanyahu helped lead efforts initiated by a group of Likud activists to pass a proposal opposing a Palestinian state in…2002. That proposal was opposed by then-prime minister and Likud leader Ariel Sharon and paved the way for his departure from the party.

Arab League: ‘Israel is playing with fire in Jerusalem’
The Arab League on Sunday stated that Jerusalem is a “red line” in response to massive protests against Israel’s implementation of metal detectors at the Temple Mount. The 22-member state organization’s Secretary General, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, said that “Jerusalem is a red line, Arabs and Muslims will not allow harm to it.” He added, “Israel is playing with fire when it tries to changing the status quo in the Holy City, especially the al-Aksa mosque.”

Afghanistan: Taliban ‘kidnapped dozens’ of villagers
At least seven villagers have been killed after being kidnapped by suspected Taliban militants, a senior Afghan police official says. He said about dozens of villagers were abducted in Kandahar province earlier in the week. About 30 have been released while at least 30 remain missing, he added.

********* disaster: Robot finds possible melted nuclear fuel
An underwater robot has captured what is believed to be the first images of melted nuclear fuel deposits inside Japan’s stricken ********* nuclear plant, its operator Tepco says. Large amounts of solidified lava-like rocks and lumps in layers were seen underneath its unit three reactor. If confirmed, it would be a major milestone in the clear-up operation.

Trump Russia: US Congress reach deal on fresh sanctions
Leaders of both parties in the US Congress have agreed on legislation that allows fresh sanctions to punish Russia for alleged election meddling. The new legislation would also sharply limit President Donald Trump’s ability to lift any sanctions against Russia. He has previously said he needs diplomatic leeway with the Kremlin.

Jerusalem: Metal detectors at holy site ‘could be removed’
Israel is willing to consider alternatives to controversial metal detectors it installed at a holy site in Jerusalem, a senior official says. Major General Yoav Mordechai called on the Muslim world to put forward other suggestions. Israel installed the detectors after two Israeli policemen were killed near there earlier this month.

Rome risks water rationing as drought-hit lake set to go offline
Authorities have ordered a halt to pumping water out of a lake near Rome following a prolonged drought, a decision that could force city officials to impose water rationing in the Italian capital. The head of the local Lazio region, which is centered on Rome, said on Saturday the ban on withdrawing water from Lake Bracciano would come into force on July 28.

Muslims reject smart cameras as alternative to metal detectors on Temple Mount
The Israel Police set up special surveillance cameras at one of the entrances to the Temple Mount complex on Sunday morning, which could replace the recently installed metal detectors that have been at the center of growing tensions between Israel and Muslim worshipers. The cameras can identify anyone who tries to enter the holy site with knives, weapons, hand grenades or other suspicious items.

Thousands ordered to evacuate as heavy rains hit northeast Japan
Tens of thousands of people in northeast Japan were told to evacuate their homes on Sunday as heavy rain caused major flooding and cut some rail links, authorities said. The storm follows freak rains in southwestern Japan earlier this month that left at least 25 people dead.

Convicted Iran Front Group Regularly Sent FIVE-FIGURE DONATIONS To THE CLINTON FOUNDATION fN
The Mullahs in Iran were free to advance their agenda in the United States under the Obama administration, and that is exactly what they did. The Clinton Foundation refused to return more than $50,000 of contributions from The Alavi Foundation, who along with its partner Bank Melli were recognized as procurement fronts for Iran’s nuclear weapons program.

Mexico Murders Up With Deadliest Month In At Least 20 Years
Mexico’s spiraling violence reached new heights with 2,234 murders in June, the country’s deadliest month in at least 20 years, according to government data.

North Korean Defectors Are Using Google Earth to Identify Killing Sites and Mass Graves in Kim Jong Un’s Totalitarian State
North Korean defectors have long denounced the abysmal conditions and human rights abuses going on inside the hermit state, where the country’s supreme leader Kim Jong Un runs a repressive fiefdom. But until now, activists have struggled to precisely document the scope and location of such abuses.

Billions Of Lives Are At Stake As China Threatens India With War
Most Americans forget that the world doesn’t revolve around them, but they forget that there are several powerful nations that could spark a global conflagration without America’s input. Among them are China and India, who have been engaged in a border dispute for decades. That dispute has flared up once again, as China hurls threats of war with India.

Islamic Terrorist Threat From Canada Higher Than That coming from Mexico
Montana ranchers who live and work within feet of the longest international border on earth, the Canada-US border, had it right in November of 2015: the unsecured border the U.S. shares with Canada should be a bigger worry than the Mexican one.

‘Illegitimate coalition’ must pay for destroying Syria – Damascus to UN
Syria wants the US and its allies to pay for the destruction of Syrian infrastructure and to bear legal responsibility for “illegitimately” bombing civilian targets, Damascus has told the UN, demanding that the American-led coalition strikes stop.

VINDICATED: Latest Deep State Leak Proves Obama Was Spying on Trump Campaign Early On
In 1972, some employees of former President Nixon’s re-election committee were caught when they broke into the Democratic National Committee headquarters to plant a bug. That single act, known as Watergate, led to Nixon’s resignation and had his successor Gerald Ford not pardoned him, it most likely would have led to his felony prosecution, Truth Uncensored reported.

BREAKING: Trump Sends Feds Into Muslim’s NY Compound, What They Found Is HORRIFYING
The Obama Administration struggled to say the phrase “radical Islam,” but new reports reveal an alarming number of Islamofascist training camps right here in the United States.

BROKE: New FEC Report Shows DNC Finished June $3.3 Million in Debt
Under the leadership of former Obama official Tom Perez, a new FEC report reveals the DNC finished the month of June $3.3 million in debt. They’re broke. Just like their policies.

RT Pokes Fun at Hillary Clinton, MSM in Advertising Campaign
“The longer you watch, the more upset Hillary Clinton becomes,” says another ad. And a third, which reads “Come closer and find out who we are planning to hack next,” clearly references the notion that Russia was behind the hacking of the Democratic National Convention networks.

Austria tells Italy to keep migrants off mainland
Austria’s foreign minister Sebastian Kurz called on Italy Thursday to stop migrants from reaching the mainland by halting the ferry services from the islands where they first land. Kurz said he had told his Italian counterpart Angelino Alfano that “rescue missions in the Mediterranean cannot be seen as a ticket to central Europe”, on the sidelines of an OSCE meeting in Vienna.

Metal Detectors, Security Checks to Remain at Temple Mount Despite Arab Riots
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that recently installed metal detectors will remain in place for now at the entrance gates to the Temple Mount, amid continuing Muslim riots over the security measure.

Three Israelis dead, one wounded in West Bank stabbing attack
Three Israelis were killed and one seriously wounded in a stabbing attack in the West Bank town of Halamish on Friday evening. The Israel Defense Forces reported that a Palestinian assailant infiltrated a private home in the community of Halamish, also known as Neve Tsuf, north west of Ramallah, and stabbed four Israeli civilians. Three of the victims died as a result of their wounds, and one was evacuated to Shaare Tzedek hospital. The assailant was shot by a neighbor.

Abbas: Palestinians to suspend official contacts with Israel
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday ordered the suspension of all official contact with Israel until it removed new security measures at a Jerusalem holy site. Palestinians have clashed with Israeli security forces outside the shrine for days and on Friday three were killed when fighting broke out as people protested against the installation of metal detectors at entrances to the Temple Mount compound that is holy to Muslims and Jews.

Arab MK says third Intifada has already begun
“The government’s brutal actions at the Al-aksa Mosque, changing the status quo by placing metal detectors, will necessarily lead to a third Intifada, that already began today,” Joint List Member of Parliament Taleb Abu Arar, said Friday afternoon. The lawmaker warned of a major Palestinian uprising and accused the police of killing three Palestinians in clashes following weekly prayers in Jerusalem.

Philippines Duterte: Martial law extended in Mindanao
Legislators in the Philippines have voted overwhelmingly to extend martial law to deal with an Islamist insurgency in the restive island of Mindanao. Militants linked to so-called Islamic State have been occupying parts of Marawi, a city in the south, since May. President Rodrigo Duterte said the extension was necessary to crush the insurgency, but his critics say it is part of a wider power grab.

Qatar emir calls for negotiations to ease Gulf boycott
The emir of Qatar has called for negotiations to ease a boycott by four powerful Arab neighbours. In his first public address since the crisis erupted, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani said any solution must respect Qatar’s sovereignty. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with Qatar in June over its alleged support for terrorism and ties with Iran, and issued a series of demands.

Mexico murders up with deadliest month in at least 20 years
Mexico’s spiraling violence reached new heights with 2,234 murders in June, the country’s deadliest month in at least 20 years, according to government data. Killings rose in states ranging from the tourist haven of Baja California Sur to the Gulf coast state of Veracruz and even in Mexico City, long considered a relative oasis from drug gang violence.

Hawaii seeks to prepare residents for threat of nuclear missile strike from North Korea
The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency is kicking off an educational campaign aimed at helping residents and visitors figure out what to do if the state is the target of a nuclear missile attack from North Korea. Hawaii is the first state to prepare the public for the possibility of a ballistic missile strike.

Police will charge teens who taunted disabled man while filming his drowning
The five teens who taunted a disabled man while videotaping his drowning in a Florida pond earlier this month — never making an attempt to assist him — will now face charges. “That video is disturbing,” Cocoa Police Chief Mike Cantaloupe said during a Friday press conference. “I don’t even know if I can think of words to describe it.”

Minneapolis Police Chief Resigns Following Shooting Of Unarmed Australian Woman
Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau resigned Friday, just five days after one of the department’s officers shot an unarmed Australian woman who had just dialed 911 to report a possible crime outside her home.

Palestinians Suspend Official Contact With Israel
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas suspended all official contact with Israel on Friday until it removes new security enforcement at the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Abbas announced the decision after a week of sometimes violent demonstrations that have imperiled relations between Israel and the Palestinians. More than 450 people have been injured, mostly by police, and several demonstrators have died.

5-Year-Old Girl Fined Nearly $200 for Holding Lemonade Stand
A five-year-old girl who decided to run a lemonade stand in her East London neighborhood was fined nearly $200 for not having a trading permit. In a Thursday article for The Telegraph, the girl’s father, Andre Spicer, described how four police officers approached the stand shortly after his daughter had begun selling her home-made beverage.

Fed Believes Opioid Crisis Is Reason Why Men Aren’t Working
“It’s an economic issue. It has economic implications, but it’s a whole lot more than that…There seems to be a clear indication or a clear connection between [opioid abuse] and the ability to go to a job,”

Is Sweden A Failed State?
The security situation in Sweden is now so critical that the national police chief, Dan Eliasson, has asked the public for help; the police are unable to solve the problems on their own. The Swedish state, in true Orwellian style,fights those Swedish citizens who point out the obvious problems that migrants are causing…

Germany cannot scare Turkey with ‘threats’: Erdogan
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday told Germany it cannot scare Ankara with threats, in an escalating row over a wave of arrests that prompted Berlin to step up warnings to German tourists and investors.


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Scaramucci: If White House Comms Staff Keeps Leaking ‘I’m Going to Fire Everybody’
Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said he would fire his entire staff if leaks to the press from communications staffers continue.

Hellraiser: Something wicked creeping into U.S. homes
The U.S. entertainment industry is entrenched with devil worshipers who are actively working to promote and normalize satanism in American culture, experts of the “spirit world” are warning. Hollywood and the media,…. are programming the public to not only become more secular, but they are desensitizing society to evil.

EXCLUSIVE: FBI Seized Smashed Hard Drives From Wasserman Schultz IT Aide’s Home
the FBI has joined what Politico previously described as a Capitol Police criminal probe into “serious, potentially illegal, violations on the House IT network” by Imran and three of his relatives, who had access to the emails and files of the more than two dozen House Democrats who employed them on a part-time basis.

China warns India not to ‘push its luck’ amid border stand-off in Himalayas
China has warned India not to “cling to fantasies” amid a tense border stand-off, which also involves Bhutan, involving disputed territory in the Himalayas. Earlier, China staged live-fire drills in the area while India deployed troops there.

Juncker ‘plans to RETALIATE in days’: EU fury at Trump interference in Russia gasline deal
THE European Union is sharpening its teeth as a de facto war with Donald Trump brews over sanctions the US wants to impose on European countries who deal with Russia. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is said to raised concerns over the package of measures which would penalise any company – including British or European – who deal with Russia in the field of energy.

BREAKING: Five injured after chainsaw attack in Switzerland – tourists on alert in area
The attacker is believed to have used a chainsaw during the rampage. One witness said: “A man with a chain saw is supposed to be on the road.” Police refused to confirm or rule out the use of a chainsaw during a hastily-organised press conference.

5.4 magnitude earthquake jolts southern Iran
Iranian state TV is reporting a strong 5.4 magnitude earthquake has led to a power outage in a remote area in the country’s south.

Israel Is Sovereign on Temple Mount, Increased Security Stays: Minister
Israel will not back down on security measures for worshipers entering the Temple Mount compound, Tzachi Hanegbi, Minister for National Security and Foreign Affairs, told Army Radio on Sunday. “If you are threatening us that you wont enter the Mount, then don’t enter the Mount. Put down prayer mats and pray wherever you want. If you want to pray on the Mount, pass through the checkpoints just as I had to do at the Vatican a few weeks ago, just as we all have to at the Western Wall,” Hanegbi said.

Hungarian PM: EU and Soros seek to ‘Muslimize’ Europe
European Union leaders and Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros are seeking a “new, mixed, Muslimized Europe,” Hungary’s prime minister said …

Radical cleric calls for ‘Islamic war’ for Jerusalem
Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, head of the Association of Muslim Scholars and a senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood, said on Sunday that the confrontation with Israel on the Temple Mount should be defined as a religious campaign.

Kushner leading efforts to end Jerusalem crisis
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, is leading the American efforts to quell the crisis in Jerusalem, a senior official told CNN on Sunday. Kushner is working with Israelis, Palestinian Arabs and Jordanians in an attempt to resolve the issue, the official said. Along with Kushner, the official said, U.S. envoy Jason Greenblatt, Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and the U.S. consul-general in Jerusalem Donald Blome have been holding the conversations.

Jihadists overtake Syrian city of Idlib
Jihadists on Sunday took over the city of Idlib in Syria after rival rebels withdrew, AFP reports. The latest developments come after the jihadist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, which is dominated by a former Al-Qaeda affiliate and known as HTS, agreed on Friday to a ceasefire with Ahrar al-Sham rebels.

Israeli delegation locked down in Amman embassy after stabbing attack
An Israeli security officer at the Israeli embassy in Jordan was stabbed in the stomach in Amman by a man with a screwdriver…in one of the residences in the embassy compound Sunday night, as tensions over the Temple Mount spilled over to the east side of the Jordan River. According to a Foreign Ministry statement, the guard shot the assailant – identified as Mohammed Zakaria al-Jawawdeh, 17– in self defense.

Second Gaza rocket in 24 hours hits southern Israel
A rocket launched from the Gaza Strip late on Sunday night landed in open territory near Israel’s security fence in the Eshkol Regional Council. There were no casualties or damage reported in the incident. The IDF swept the site of impact for any remains of the projectile.

International efforts in motion to defuse Jerusalem tensions
The security cabinet met in a late night session Sunday to discuss ways to deal with escalating Temple Mount tension, amid efforts by the US, Jordan and Egypt to find a way out of the crisis. Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said in a Facebook post before the meeting, however, that Israel should not give in to “threats and violence.”

Kabul suicide car bomb: 30 killed in Afghan capital
A suicide car bomb has exploded in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing at least 30 people, officials have told the BBC. At least 42 people were injured in the blast and there are fears the number of casualties could rise. The blast in the west of the city, in a mainly Shia district, struck a bus carrying government employees from the ministry of mines, officials said.

Poland’s President Duda vetoes judicial reforms after protests
Polish President Andrzej Duda has announced he is vetoing a controversial law to replace Supreme Court judges with government nominees. Three key judicial reforms have been passed by Poland’s parliament, prompting days of demonstrations across the country. Before they become law, they require approval by the president.

Turkey’s Cumhuriyet journalists in terrorism trial
Seventeen journalists and managers at Turkish opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet went on trial on Monday on charges of aiding a terrorist organisation. If found guilty this week, they could face sentences of up to 43 years in jail. Ten have already been in pre-trial detention for almost nine months. At the Istanbul courthouse a large crowd of supporters let off balloons and called for their release.

Venezuela row as National Assembly appoints judges
Venezuela’s opposition-controlled National Assembly has appointed 33 judges to the Supreme Court, prompting accusations of an attempted power grab. The assembly says it has the right to name and fire justices under the country’s constitution. But the court, which is largely made up of pro-government members, has described the move as illegal.

Israel and Jordan in diplomatic standoff after embassy deaths
Israel and Jordan are involved in a diplomatic standoff after an Israeli guard reportedly shot dead a Jordanian attacker near the embassy in Amman. Jordanian police want to question the guard and have sealed off the area, but Israel says he has diplomatic immunity. A second Jordanian hit by the gunfire died in hospital. Israel says he was inadvertently shot.

San Antonio: Truck found in Texas with dozens inside
Police in the US state of Texas have arrested a truck driver whose vehicle was found in a Walmart car park with dozens of people in the back of it. Nine men had died inside, and 28 others, including children, were taken to hospital. They were inside the trailer in San Antonio without access to air conditioning or water while outside temperatures hit 38C (100F).

Do-Nothing Congress Reaches 200 Days Today with Obamacare and Massive Taxes Still In Place!
…There is no synergy between the House and President Trump since before the election. Initial observations would suggest that Speaker Ryan and his Congress are not behind…and…may even be against the President. The new Republican President wanted to pass tax cuts, repeal Obamacare and build a border wall in his first 100 days..the Republican Congress…announced their own 200 day plan because they knew better…Ryan’s 200 days came to an end…Saturday, July 22nd.

Lana Del Rey confirms attempt to use witchcraft against Donald Trump
Lana Del Rey has confirmed that she attempted to place a hex on US President Donald Trump. The singer sparked speculation that she was attempting to use witchcraft to get rid of Trump earlier this year, when she asked her Twitter followers to gather mysterious ‘ingredients’.

Women burn burqas and men shave their beards as they celebrate escape from ISIS stronghold in Syria
Women are burning their burqas and men shaving off their beards in a show of defiance against ISIS after escaping from the terrorist group’s stronghold in Syria. Civilians in Raqqa tore off their traditional dress and set it alight after being liberated from the city on Thursday. And some of the men immediately began shaving off their facial hair in a move to ‘spite’ Islamic State.

Wisconsin Company To Implant Microchips In Employees
A Wisconsin company is about to become the first in the U.S. to offer microchip implants to its employees. Yes, you read that right. Microchip implants. “It’s the next thing that’s inevitably going to happen, and we want to be a part of it,” Three Square Market Chief Executive Officer Todd Westby said.

Trump’s Special Ops Pick Says Terror Drones Might Soon Reach the US from Africa.
On a dusty beach in far western Africa, a group of men hop out of a pickup truck. They quickly assemble a small commercial drone and send it winging northwest across the Atlantic Ocean. A bit more than a day later, it will make landfall over the southeastern U.S. coast — its explosive payload still intact. Advances in batteries and solar power could make this a reality, warns Owen West, whom President Donald Trump has tapped to oversee the Pentagon’s special operations and low-intensity conflicts.



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DARPA invests $65 million in developing gene editing technologies
“The field of gene editing has been advancing at an astounding pace, opening the door to previously impossible genetic solutions but without much emphasis on how to mitigate potential downsides,” says Safe Genes program manager Renee Wegrzyn. “DARPA launched Safe Genes to begin to refine those capabilities by emphasizing safety first for the full range of potential applications, enabling responsible science to proceed by providing tools to prevent and mitigate misuse.”

US Navy Patrol Ship Fires Warning Shots At Iranian Vessel
One day after a US spy plane had to take “evasive action” over the East China Sea after a Chinese fighter jet showed off its Top Gun skills and appeared 90 meters in front of the interloper, a US Navy patrol ship fired warning shots toward an Iranian vessel near the northern Arabian Gulf on Tuesday after the vessel came within 150 yards

After spate of Chinese patrols, Taiwan says it’s prepared to defend itself
Taiwan is prepared to defend itself against China if necessary, the self-ruled island’s defence ministry said on Tuesday, in a strongly worded response to recent flybys by Chinese warplanes near the island China claims as a wayward province.

Temple Mount police concerned:’we’re sitting ducks’
The decision to remove metal detectors at the entrances to Temple Mount have alarmed the police situated at the site, who are wondering whether they are supposed to be what they termed ‘sitting ducks.’

Yemen cholera epidemic slowing after infecting 400,000
Yemen’s cholera outbreak is set to hit 400,000 cases on Tuesday but there are signs the three-month-old epidemic is slowing, according to World Health Organization data…

Muslims urged to stay away from Temple Mount
A senior cleric says Muslims should stay away from a major Jerusalem shrine, pending a review of the new Israeli security arrangements there. Ikrema Sabri, the head of the Supreme Islamic Committee in the city, said such a review might be completed later on Tuesday.

Netanyahu welcomes homes Jordan envoy and freed embassy guard
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met in his Jerusalem office Tuesday morning with Israel’s Ambassador to Jordan, Einat Schlein, and Ziv, the Israeli guard stabbed in the embassy complex Sunday evening. The meeting came less than 12 hours after they…crossed over the Allenby Bridge after a hair-raising drama that began with the stabbing of Ziv, and his firing two shots in self-defense, killing the assailant and another man at the scene.

Israel removes Temple Mount metal detectors that enraged the Muslim world
Israeli authorities began Tuesday morning to dismantle metal detectors it had placed at the entrance to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, the placing of which earlier this month lead to widespread outrage in the Muslim world, claiming they violated the status quo in the site that is sacred to believers…In the meantime, Israel is also removing some of the security cameras it installed overlooking the entrance to the complex.

China set to launch an ‘unhackable’ internet communication
As malicious hackers mount ever more sophisticated attacks, China is about to launch a new, “unhackable” communications network – at least in the sense that any attack on it would be quickly detected. The technology it has turned to is quantum cryptography, a radical break from the traditional encryption methods around.

Japanese woman dies from tick disease after cat bite
A Japanese woman died last year of a tick-borne disease after being bitten by a stray cat, Japan’s health ministry says, in what could be the first such mammal-to-human transmission. The unnamed woman in her 50s had been helping the apparently sick cat. Ten days later she died of Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (SFTS), which is carried by ticks.

France tackles fierce forest fires on Riviera and in Corsica
Unusually hot, dry and windy weather in south-east France has contributed to the spread of forest fires across the region. The island of Corsica, the town of Carros, close to Nice, and Saint-Tropez were among the areas badly hit on Monday. Hundreds of homes were evacuated as a precaution.

Syria war: Russia sends police to southern ‘safe zones’
Russia says it has deployed forces to monitor so-called de-escalation zones in southern Syria. The defence ministry said military police had been sent to Eastern Ghouta on the edge of the capital Damascus, and to an area in the south-west. It is the first time foreign personnel have been despatched to help implement the “safe zones” agreed with Turkey and Iran earlier this year.

Egypt’s El-Sisi calls on Israel not to provoke Muslims
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi addressed Israel in a speech Monday, calling on its residents and leaders to “stop what is happening in the Al-Aqsa Mosque and not to provoke the feelings of Arabs and Muslims.” El-Sisi…said, “The unfortunate events at Al-Aqsa are causing an unnecessary situation. I appeal to public opinion in Israel, the Israeli people and the Israeli leadership—please, this must stop.

Chinese jets intercept U.S. surveillance plane: U.S. officials
Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a U.S. Navy surveillance plane over the East China Sea at the weekend, with one jet coming within about 300 feet (91 meters) of the American aircraft, U.S. officials said on Monday. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said initial reports showed one of the Chinese J-10 aircraft came close enough to the U.S. EP-3 plane on Sunday to cause the American aircraft to change direction.

North Korea identifies Hawaii and Alaska as possible targets for missile launch
The official government newspaper of North Korea boasted on Sunday that Hawaii and Alaska could be possible targets for the nuclear ballistic missile the North Korean government allegedly possesses. According to NK News, Rodong Sinmun, the newspaper run by the Workers’ Party of Korea stated that intercontinental ballistic missile has a range capability up to 6,400 kilometers, which means the missile could travel far enough to hit Hawaii or Alaska.

Former CIA Director Calls For A Coup If Trump Fires Mueller
“I think it’s the obligation of some executive branch officials to refuse to carry out some of these orders that again are inconsistent with what this country is all about…. If Mueller is fired, I hope our elected reps will stand up and say enough is enough.”

Proof Positive Obama Administration Stole Dividends from Fannie and Freddie Shareholders
Shareholders of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, after years of discouraging litigation, finally have the proof positive they need to demonstrate at court exactly how the Obama administration stole from them billions of dollars of profits earned by the Government Sponsored Entities (GSEs).

“Time Is Running Out” – China Is Planning For A Crisis Along North Korean Border
Despite Chinese officials reassurance that “military means shouldn’t be an option,” WSJ reports that China has been bolstering defenses along its 880-mile frontier with North Korea and realigning forces in surrounding regions to prepare for a potential crisis across their border, including the possibility of a U.S. military strike.

Trump throws wrench in U.N. plan to ‘replace’ U.S. population
In the last year of his presidency, Barack Obama and his administration worked tirelessly with the United Nations to expand the definition of “refugee” to include economic migrants and drastically increase the numbers being resettled in the United States.

Flow of asylum seekers crossing into Canada from U.S. rises …
The number of asylum seekers walking across the U.S. border into Canada rose in June after dropping in the previous two months, according to government figures released on Friday.

NYT Blames Obama Admin For Foiled Attack
The New York Times blamed former Obama administration officials for releasing information that a U.S. general says allowed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi to slip away from American forces.



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Hundreds pack DC hall to discuss podcast exploring Harry Potter as a sacred text
“I considered myself a non-spiritual person,” he said. He thought he was done with religion. And then he stumbled on the podcast “Harry Potter and the Sacred Text.” The podcast told him that the Harry Potter series — the books that he always turned to for solace when he was angry or stressed or in need of an escape — could be a source of spiritual sustenance. “I feel like I’m born again,” he said.

Netanyahu Orders Manual Inspections as Poll Says He Capitulated on Temple Mount
Every individual entering the Temple Mount will be examined individually by a police officer using a hand-held metal detector, according to an agreement late Tuesday night between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan. The decision was reached following a Monday night cabinet decision to remove the metal detectors from the same area.

UN Middle East Envoy Warns of Risk a Religious War May Ignite in Jerusalem
Nickolay Mladenov warned the United Nations Security Council in prepared remarks on Tuesday (July 25) that the risk is rising that the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Authority is spiraling into a religious conflict.

Muslim cleric: Protest to go on despite Israeli concession
A senior Muslim official in Jerusalem said Wednesday that worshippers would not return to a contested shrine until Israel removes the new railings and cameras it installed after a deadly attack there, prolonging a crisis that Israel hoped it had resolved by making concessions at the site.

48 dead as heavy monsoon rains lash western India
In Rajasthan, home to a number of popular tourist destinations, the streets of at least four districts have been turned into virtual rivers trapping tens of thousands of people on the upper stories of residential buildings. Rescue workers are scrambling to rescue thousands of others whose homes have been flooded or destroyed.

Experts hunt for biblical tabernacle that housed the Ark of the Covenant
The recent excavation, which ran from May 21 to June 17, unearthed a huge amount of animal bones, which Stripling believes may be related to animal sacrifices at the sacred site. “We excavated through a tremendous amount of bone,” Stripling explained. “You have 350 years of sacrifices – where do all of those bones go?”

Days of Ottoman Empire Are Over, Israel Warns Erdogan After Incendiary Temple Mount Talk
“The days of the Ottoman Empire have passed,” the ministry said. “Jerusalem was, is and will always be the capital of the Jewish people. In stark contrast to the past, the government in Jerusalem is committed to security, liberty, freedom of worship and respect for the rights of all minorities. Those who live in glass palaces should be wary of casting stones.”

Hebron Jews Retake Contested Building Near Patriarchs’ Cave in Protest of Shabbat Massacre
Dozens of Hebron residents took over the Hebron building known as Beit Hamachpela late Tuesday afternoon, in what they said was a response to the massacre of three members of the Salomon family in the Samarian community of Neve Tzuf (Halamish) on Friday. Some 15 families are believed to have entered the three-storey building near the Tomb of the Patriarchs, which settlers say they purchased from private Palestinian owners.

Vatican conference aims to build momentum for nuclear disarmament
Nuclear disarmament will be the focus of a Vatican conference this Nov. 10-11, following recent progress toward international bans on nuclear weapons. Archbishop Silvano Maria Tomasi told CNA that “the Holy See is working to create a public opinion convinced that the world is safer without nuclear weapons, rather than with them.”

Strong earthquake Southeast of the Ryukyu Islands, Japan
Magnitude : 5.9 Based on the present earthquake parameters (Magnitude, Depth, Population, etc) and our experience with earthquake damage impact, earthquake-Report.com does not expect any serious damage from this earthquake.

Feds arrest IT staffer for Wasserman Schultz trying to leave country
A House IT staffer at the center of a congressional computer equipment scandal has been arrested by federal officials and charged with bank fraud, Fox News has learned. Fox News is told officers and agents from the U.S. Capitol Police, the FBI and Customs and Border Protection were involved in the arrest of Imran Awan at Dulles International Airport.

Top EU court decides Hamas to remain on terror group list
The European Union’s top court ruled on Wednesday that Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas should remain on the EU terrorism blacklist, referring the case back to a lower court. Judges at the European Court of Justice (ECJ) overruled the General Court’s view of 2014 that the 28-nation bloc had insufficient evidence to maintain asset freezes and travel bans on Hamas.

Evidence of Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem unearthed in City of David
Less than one week before Tisha B’Av, the Israel Antiquities Authority presented further evidence of the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians, unearthed during excavations at the Jerusalem Walls National Park in the City of David. During the excavations…structures dating more than 2,600 years ago were unearthed after being delicately extricated from collapsed layers of stone, the IAA said Wednesday.

Palestinian-Israeli contact to stay frozen, says Abbas
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas says he will maintain a freeze on contact with Israel, despite the removal of metal detectors at a sensitive religious site in East Jerusalem. The installation led to deadly clashes and uproar from Palestinians who saw it as an Israeli attempt to assert control over the site. Israel said it was necessary to prevent weapons being smuggled in.

Ancient humans had sex with non humans
New research shows that ancient humans had sex with non human species. According to a study conducted by Omer Gokcumen…ancient humans had intercourse with a “ghost species” of “proto human”…Gokcumen found “wildly different” genes in DNA of humans living in Sub-Saharan Africa.

ISIS establishes a new beachhead: the Philippines
At a crowded center for refugees fleeing the fighting that has ravaged this city, Merlinda Obedencio never lets her most valuable possession out of sight: a blue cellphone. It is the only link she has to her husband and three of their six children being held by Islamic State-linked extremists…The Islamic State…views the drawn-out battle as a major win…bringing greater attention to the Philippines and Southeast Asia as a new beachhead for extremists.

Beijing is speeding up underwater drone tests in the South China Sea
China is testing large-scale deployment of underwater drones in the South China Sea with real-time data transmission technology, a breakthrough that could help reveal and track the location of foreign submarines. A government research vessel dropped a dozen underwater gliders at an unspecified location in the South China Sea earlier this month, Xinhua reported on Saturday.

China’s army looks like it’s getting ready for something big to go down in North Korea
China’s military has been increasing the strength and number of its forces along its 880-mile border with North Korea as Pyongyang’s military provocations cause the US and its allies to think long and hard about military action against the rogue regime.

Boehner Bashes GOP – Will Never Repeal & Replace Obamacare, “It’s Been Around Too Long”
“…they’re never… going to repeal and replace Obamacare…It’s been around too long. And the American people have gotten accustomed to it… and quit tweeting…

House Overwhelmingly Passes Veto-Proof Russia Sanctions Deal
Setting up a showdown not between the US and Russia but between Washington and the EU which has emerged as the most vocal opponent of ongoing, unilateral anti-Russian escalation by the US, moments ago the U.S. House passed bipartisan legislation codifying and imposing further sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea, and preventing the president from acting unilaterally to remove certain sanctions on Russia.

Study: 8,471 Cases of Double Voting Uncovered in 21 States
As the debate over President Donald Trump’s voter fraud commission intensifies, a new study has found 8,471 instances of double voting during the 2016 elections occurring in 21 states.

Stunner! Iran’s Basij monitors Christians in West!
It’s a surprise to no one that Iran’s radical Islamists monitor Christians and others inside their borders. But now a worldwide Christian ministry, which reaches out to those who are being persecuted, warns of signs that such spying continues even as those members of the faith move to the West.

Tennessee Jails Offer Inmates Shorter Sentences In Exchange For Sterilization
Of course, this isn’t a news headline from 1933 out of East Berlin, Germany either. Tennessee inmates can receive upwards of 30 days cut from their jail sentences if they agree to get a vasectomy or insert a contraceptive device into their body. White County in rural Tennessee decided to start the program and it has faced backlash ever since.

“Loyal” Venezuelan Soldiers Get Their Government-Sponsored ‘Rewards’…
…with tampons, toilet paper, and toothpaste.


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Russia To Stay In Syria For The Next 50 Years
While the Trump administration appears set to withdraw US troops from Syria in the not too distant future, as hinted by the recent decision to reverse the Obama-era decision to stop arming “moderate rebels” fighting the Assad regime, Vladimir Putin has a slightly different strategic vision for the proxy war-torn nation.

Meet Five Men Who All Think They’re the Messiah
The Bible’s penultimate verse, prophesying the return of Jesus Christ, has always fascinated me. When is “soon”? And who is “I”? For the past three years I’ve followed seven men who claim to be the Second Coming of Christ (five are shown here). By immersing myself in their revelations and spending time with their disciples, I’ve tried to produce images that illustrate the human longing for faith, meaning, and salvation.

Rabbis call on Jews to visit Temple Mt ‘to strengthen our claim to this holy place’
Several dozen prominent national-religious rabbis issued a statement on Thursday encouraging Jews to visit the Temple Mount, a call which comes against the background of severe tensions that have surrounded the site since two Israeli policemen were murdered there by three Arab-Israeli men two weeks ago.

Putin signs Syria base deal, cementing Russia’s presence there for half a century
Vladimir Putin has signed a law ratifying a deal with the Syrian government allowing Russia to keep its air base in Syria for almost half a century, official documents show.

Saudi Arabia says king’s contact with US helped ease Jerusalem tensions
Saudi Arabia said on Thursday King Salman had been in contact with the United States and other world powers to try to prevent Al-Aksa Mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City being closed to Muslims and to defuse political and religious tensions. Israel overnight removed all security infrastructure it had put in place this month at Muslim entrances to the al-Aksa mosque compound and on Thursday Muslim elders urged worshipers to return there to pray.

Muslim authorities approve Temple Mount prayers after cameras removed
The Muslim Wakf along with the Mufti of Jerusalem announced Thursday morning that Muslims would once again be encouraged to worship at the al-Aksa compound after Israel removed newly installed security measures at the holy site…Security cameras and barricades at Temple Mount were dismantled Thursday morning as a result of the Israeli Security Cabinet’s decision to remove the heightened security measures implemented at the site after the July 14 attack…

Israel supporters are the enemy within Germany, Social Democrat says
The Ministry of Economic Affairs for the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia started an investigation on Tuesday of an employee and Social Democratic Party official who said Israel supporters undermine the Federal Republic, sparking accusations of antisemitism. Stefan Grönebaum…labeled pro-Israel members of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) and other supporters of the Jewish state , an “organized, good networked ‘fifth column’ in the interests of Israel’s policies.”

France wildfires force mass evacuation
Wildfires in south-eastern France have forced the evacuation of 10,000 people overnight, officials say. Hundreds of firefighters have been deployed to battle the fires near Bormes-les-Mimosas, in the country’s Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. France earlier asked its EU neighbours for more help fighting the fires.

Venezuela crisis: US hits 13 top officials with sanctions
The US government has imposed sanctions on 13 senior Venezuelan officials as pressure mounts on President Nicolás Maduro ahead of a controversial vote for a new constituent assembly. The sanctions freeze the US assets of those affected, and stop US entities from doing business with them. Those targeted include the interior minister and the head of the army.

First Human Embryos Edited in U.S.
The first known attempt at creating genetically modified human embryos in the United States has been carried out by a team of researchers in Portland, Oregon, Technology Review has learned. The effort, led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov of Oregon Health and Science University, involved changing the DNA of a large number of one-cell embryos with the gene-editing technique CRISPR, according to people familiar with the scientific results.

Thousands attend Temple Mount terrorists’ funerals
Some 10,000 residents of Umm al-Fahm took part in the funerals of the three terrorists who carried out the Temple Mount shooting attack earlier this month, with attendees greeting the bodies with shouts of joy and fireworks while praising the young men as “martyrs” and “heroes.”

Russia to Raise Firepower in South to Neuter NATO Air ‘Threat’
Russia’s Defense Ministry has vowed to increase its firepower in its southern regions near Ukraine and the Black Sea, in response to U.K. jets in Romania. The Royal Air Force (RAF) currently runs patrols on behalf of NATO ally Romania, with four Typhoon jets deployed near the Romanian port city of Constanta. London made the deployment in April, just as the U.S. deployed two of the world’s most advanced warplanes, the F-22. One of the RAF’s jets scrambled on Tuesday to track a group of Russian bombers flying across the Black Sea.

Congressman Luis Gutierrez Calls Trump A “Major Criminal” That Must Be “Eliminated”
Is it proper for a sitting member of Congress to call for the president of the United States to be “eliminated”?

Newly declassified memos detail extent of improper Obama-era NSA spying
The National Security Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation violated specific civil liberty protections during the Obama years by improperly searching and disseminating raw intelligence on Americans or failing to promptly delete unauthorized intercepts, according to newly declassified memos that provide some of the richest detail to date on the spy agencies’ ability to obey their own rules.

Trump: No Transgender People Will Serve in U.S. Military
President Donald Trump is barring transgender people from serving in the military “in any capacity,” citing “tremendous medical costs and disruption.” Trump’s announcement Wednesday morning on Twitter did not say what would happen to transgender people already in the military.

U.N.’s Guterres concerned about risk of escalating violence in Jerusalem
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday he is concerned about the risk of violence escalating in the Old City of Jerusalem, where recent clashes between Israelis and Palestinians have been the bloodiest in years.

Lawmakers halt bill to let VA doctors prescribe pot for pain
Republican lawmakers have blocked a vote on a bill that would have allowed Veterans Affairs doctors to recommend medical marijuana as a pain treatment in states where the drug is legal.

Swedish Government On Verge Of Collapse After Admitting ‘Accidental Leak’ Of Entire Nation’s Info
“This is a disaster,” Swedish PM Lofven said. “This has exposed Sweden and Swedish citizens to risks.

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Catholic Churches Using Replacement Theology to Deny Divinity of Temple Mount: Christian Leader
The Catholic Church’s response to recent turmoil over the Temple Mount in Jerusalem confirms that the Church is using Islamic replacement theology, in “direct violation of the Torah”, to “promote heresy” and deny the Jewish and Biblical connection to the Mount, said prominent Christian and Jewish voices in a harsh takedown of anti-Israel Christian vitriol.

Hypothetically speaking, US Admiral says ready for nuclear strike on China if Trump so ordered
The US Pacific Fleet commander, addressing a security conference in Australia, said in answer to a question on Thursday that he would be prepared to launch a nuclear strike on China if President Donald Trump so ordered. The fleet spokesman later said the question was asked as an “outrageous hypothetical”.

Who is the sovereign on Temple Mount?
This Tuesday, we will mark the 9th of Av, when the Temple was destroyed. The Temple represents our unity. When we restore our union, we will not need bricks to prove our place is here in Israel. From the perspective of the Wakf (the Islamic organization controlling and managing the Temple Mount), and the rest of the Arab world, the resistance to the detectors represents the resistance to Israel’s sovereignty on Temple Mount in particular, in the city of Jerusalem, and in all of Israel.

Temple Mount prayers conclude peacefully, clashes reported in West Bank
Amid high security in the Old City of Jerusalem, thousands of worshipers attended Friday prayers at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Crowds dispersed peacefully from the compound, where entrance to prayer-goers was limited to men aged 50 and older and all women.

Netanyahu discussed settlement exchange plan with US
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed with Washington in recent weeks the idea of redrawing the borders in any future agreement with the Palestinians, incorporating the major settlement blocs into Israel, while drawing out the heavily populated Israeli-Arab area of Wadi Ara and making it part of a future Palestinian state, a senior diplomatic official confirmed on Thursday.

Nearly 100 injured in clashes as Palestinians return to Temple Mount
Earlier on Thursday, the Mufti of Jerusalem, Mohammed Hussein, announced that Muslims could return to pray at the holy place…Muslims rioted on the Temple Mount Thursday evening and hurled rocks at police and the Western Wall plaza, after returning to pray there for the first time in almost two weeks. Ninety-six people were wounded in clashes with police, according to the Red Crescent.

‘More than 40’ killed in battle with Boko Haram in Nigeria
More than 40 people have died in north-east Nigeria during an attempt to free people who had been ambushed in a convoy by militant Islamist group Boko Haram, sources have told the BBC. At least five members of an oil exploration team were killed and soldiers also died. Army chiefs have now been ordered to relocate to the affected area.

Russia orders US to cut embassy staff in retaliation for sanctions
Russia has retaliated for new US sanctions, telling the US to cut diplomatic staff to 455 and barring the use of some properties. The new US embassy staffing level would be the same as at Russia’s embassy in Washington. The Russian foreign ministry also said it was seizing holiday properties and a warehouse used by US diplomats.

Iran carries out ‘successful’ satellite launch
Iran says it has successfully tested a rocket that can deliver satellites into orbit, days after the US imposed new economic sanctions on Tehran over its ballistic missile programme. The Phoenix rocket was launched from a new space centre in Semnan in northern Iran. The US criticised the launch and described it as a provocative action.

Obamacare Repeal Collapses as Senate GOP Blocks Health Bill
A months-long effort by Senate Republicans to pass health legislation collapsed early Friday after GOP Senator John McCain joined two of his colleagues to block a stripped-down Obamacare repeal bill. “I regret that our efforts were simply not enough, this time,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor after the vote. “This is clearly a disappointing moment.”

Davis imam sparks dismay with ‘filth of the Jews’ remark
A Davis, Calif., mosque that was targeted recently in a vandalism hate crime found itself at the center of controversy this week after an imam delivered a sermon with inflammatory remarks about Jews. “Oh Allah, liberate the Al Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews…” Imam Ammar Shahin said in Arabic in his July 21 sermon at the Islamic Center of Davis.

House of Representatives boosts military spending, gives Trump border wall money
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a $68 billion increase in military spending next year with legislation that also provides money to start construction of President Donald Trump’s Mexican border wall. The bill increased spending on the U.S. capability to defend itself from foreign missile attacks amid growing concerns about North Korea’s increasing capacity to hit the United States with a nuclear-tipped missile…

Pakistani elders order innocent girl be raped for her brother’s crime
Elders in a Pakistani village ordered a 17-year-old girl be raped, after her brother was accused of raping another young girl, CNN reported Thursday. Police of the town of Muzaffarabad arrested 20 after the two assaults took place, according to the department’s reports, which state that it all started with a mother complaining to a village elder that her 12-year-old daughter had been raped.

Muslim gang rampaged through Liverpool attacking strangers because they were white “non-Muslims”
A gang of Muslim men rampaged through Liverpool city centre attacking strangers because they were white “non-Muslims”. One witness feared Amin Mohmed, Mohammed Patel and Faruq Patel were ISIS terrorists.

Wells Fargo Forced Unwanted Auto Insurance On 800,000 Borrowers
Wells has just been busted yet again for another major scandal: the NYT’s Gretchen Morgenson writes that more than 800,000 people who took out car loans from Wells Fargo were also charged for auto insurance they did not need, and some are still paying for it.

Iran successfully launches satellite-carrying rocket — report
Iran successfully launched a satellite-carrying rocket into space on Thursday, the country’s state media reported without elaborating.

Israeli forces gird for Friday protests as Temple Mount unrest persists
Israeli forces prepared for possible violent protests in Jerusalem and the West Bank Friday, as flaring tensions surrounding the Temple Mount persisted even as Muslim leaders ended their protest over Israeli security arrangements at the flashpoint holy site.

PA ambassador to UN justifies slaughter of Israeli family
Questioned on Halamish masscare, PA ambassador says world cannot ‘expect all Palestinians to be angels’ and that ‘resistance’ is natural.



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Waiting for Israel’s next northern storm
IN 2012, a bus used by the Syrian rebels was driving close to the Israeli border on the Golan. As Golan resident Thierry Laskart watched, artillery shells began to fall. First on one side, then the other. Then the Syrian regime gunner found his mark. It is one of many memories Laskart has over the years of watching the Syrian war unfold on his doorstep.

Tensions still high between Israel and Jordan
Friday, 56 members of the Jordanian parliament signed a petition calling to expel Israeli ambassador Einat Schlein and to bring back Jordanian ambassador to Israel Walid Obeidat. The topic is meant to be discussed in parliament on Sunday. With 195 seats in the Jordanian parliament the number of signatures mean that roughly a quarter of parliament supports halting normal diplomatic relations with Israel.

Netanyahu’s Likud party accuses Naftali Bennett of endangering Israel
The Likud struck back on Friday at Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett for criticizing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s support for relinquishing Arab areas of pre-1967 Israel in return for annexing settlement blocs. Bayit Yehudi released a statement late Thursday saying that the plan would cause grave harm to Israeli security. The party said in the statement that Netanyahu should stop surrendering and giving prizes to terror.

North Korean ICBM test provokes strong reactions from US and neighbors
On late Friday night, North Korea fired an ICBM from the northern Jangang province which flew for 45 minutes and subsequently landed in the waters of Japan’s exclusive economic zone. US President Donald Trump said that the US will “take all necessary steps to ensure the security of the American homeland.” US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said…that China and Russia “bear unique responsibility” for the growing threat posed by North Korea.

Sri Lanka signs deal on Hambantota port with China
Sri Lanka has signed a $1.1bn (£837m) deal with China for the control and development of the southern deep-sea port of Hambantota. The deal had been delayed by several months over concerns that the port could be used by the Chinese military. The government has given assurances that China will run only commercial operations from the port, on the main shipping route between Asia and Europe.

Rio de Janeiro begins deploying 10,000 troops to fight crime surge
The Brazilian armed forces have begun deploying 10,000 troops in the state of Rio de Janeiro to help the fight against organised crime. On Friday trucks rolled through Rio as 8,500 soldiers were mobilised. They will be joined by police and highway patrol officers. Violence has been on the rise in Rio since the end of the Olympics nearly a year ago.

Jerusalem holy site measures fail to halt clashes
Israeli forces and Palestinians have clashed in East Jerusalem, the occupied West Bank and Gaza after weeks of friction over a Jerusalem holy site. Violence erupted on the outskirts of Jerusalem’s Old City and across the occupied West Bank after the end of Muslim Friday prayers. Two Palestinians were reported killed by troops – one an alleged assailant in the West Bank, the other in Gaza.

Trump Ousts Chief of Staff Priebus, Installs Ret. Gen. Kelly
President Donald Trump on Friday removed his chief of staff, Reince Priebus, and tapped Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly for the job…White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci attacked Priebus in profane terms in an interview on Thursday, predicted he would soon be out of a job, and pledged to crack down on leaks that Scaramucci suspected had come from Priebus.

US, South Korea Fire Missiles in Response to North Korea Ballistic Missile Launch
U.S. and Republic of Korea militaries fired missiles into South Korean territorial waters in direct response to North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missile launch Friday. A statement from Eighth United States Army said the joint, live-fire exercise utilized the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) and the Republic of Korea Hyunmoo Missile II.

Anti-Israel protest breaks out in Jordan
Not far from the Israeli embassy in Amman on Friday, a demonstration against Israel took place…The demonstration came from the Al-Kalawati Mosque, adjacent to the Israeli embassy in the Al-Rabiya area. The demonstrators shouted slogans against Israel and the peace treaty: “There is no embassy to the (Zionist) entity on your land, Amman, death to Israel and may Israel fall.”

Machete-wielding man ‘screaming Allahu Akbar’ kills one person and injures several others during rampage in Hamburg supermarket
A man wielding a large kitchen knife killed one and wounded four others after storming into a supermarket in the German city of Hamburg. The attacker is reported to have screamed ‘Allahu Akbar’ before running into the Edeka shop where he stabbed one person and slashed at four others while trying to flee.

More people dying from gunshot wounds as Chicago marks 400 homicides
Four years ago, Chicago didn’t record 400 homicides until just before Thanksgiving Day. The city has already passed that mark this year.

Latest North Korean ICBM Can Reach Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago
Based on the latest information, today’s missile test by North Korea could easily reach not only the US West Coast, but also a number of major US cities, including Los Angeles, Denver, and Chicago. Boston and New York may be just within range.

Confirmed: NFL Fans Tuned Out Last Year Because Players Protested The National Anthem
At the time, NFL officials claimed they didn’t exactly know why ratings were down and even used the 2016 presidential election as an excuse for why more people weren’t watching. But according to a new survey from J.D. Power, NFL fans did in fact tune out in droves because of the disrespect and protest of the National Anthem before games.

Rand Paul: “Obscene” Obamacare Premiums Will Continue To Skyrocket
Weighing in on the GOP’s failure to repeal Obamacare, Rand Paul, who has been outspoken in his support for replacing the health care legislation, has warned that insurance premiums will continue to skyrocket

Ex-CIA director John Brennan proves once again he’s a traitor
Being a traitor is nothing new for Brennan. One could say he’s made a career out of treasonable behavior. There is now evidence that Brennan and others in the Obama administration used America’s taxpayer-funded national security apparatus to engage in espionage against an opposition party’s presidential campaign, an incoming administration, and that administration’s transition team. The whole campaign aimed at convincing Americans that President Trump was a tool of Russia was created by Democrats for their illicit purposes

A Minneapolis Mayoral Candidate Wants To Strip The Police Of Their Guns
“I don’t think the people in Minneapolis are logically ready for anything like this. Who would ever do the job of policing again? It’s absolutely an absurd thought.”


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Israel “Peace Partner” Jordan Demands End to “Judaisation” of Temple Mount
King Abdullah II on Saturday spoke before an assembly of local newspaper editors and journalists, saying “he spared no occasion to put the Palestinian cause and defend Jerusalem before the world,” according to the Petra state news agency, adding, “There is no voice that speaks better than Jordan as we carry out our historic political and legal role to stop the Judaisation of holy sites despite the difficulties and challenges.” Most historians agree that the Temple Mount’s “Jewish” nature predated that of its modern Arab identity by some thousands of years.

HERE COMES THE SOLAR WIND
A high-speed stream of solar wind flowing from a hole in the sun’s atmosphere is expected to reach Earth on July 31st. NOAA forecasters estimate a 40% chance of minor geomagnetic storms when the solar wind arrives. High-latitude sky watchers should be alert for auroras, especially in the southern hemisphere where winter darkness favors visibility.

Netanyahu justifies ‘difficult decision’ to remove Temple Mount security measures
…Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended his decisions… “I am in tune with the emotions of wider society, I understand the feelings, I know that the decision that we made [to remove the security measures] was a difficult one,” said Netanyahu. “However, as prime minister of Israel, as the one who carries the security of Israel on his shoulders, it is my duty to make decisions calmly and in an informed manner.”

WATCH: US flies two bombers over Korean Peninsula in show of force
The United States flew two B-1B bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force after recent North Korean missile tests, the US Air Force said in a statement on Sunday. North Korea said it conducted another successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Friday that proved its ability to strike America’s mainland, drawing a sharp warning from US President Donald Trump.

Temple Mount crisis ‘coming to an end,’ says Liberman
As tensions in Jerusalem subsided over the weekend…the police face another potentially turbulent week with more than 1,000 Jews expected to visit the holy site on the Fast of the Ninth of Av this Tuesday. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said that security assessments are being conducted, noting that many thousands of people are expected to visit the Old City and specifically the Western Wall over the fast.

Australia police ‘foil terror plot to bring down plane’
Counter-terrorism police in Australia have stopped a suspected plot to bring down an aeroplane, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said. He was speaking after four people were arrested in raids across Sydney. Investigators said they had seized materials in the raids that could have been used to make an improvised explosive device.

Trump ‘disappointed’ with China after North Korea missile test
US President Donald Trump says he is “very disappointed” with China for not doing enough to stop North Korea’s weapons programme. Writing on Twitter, he said he would not allow China to “do nothing” about the reclusive state. His comments came a day after Pyongyang test-fired its second intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in a month.

Iran says new tensions between Revolutionary Guards and U.S. Navy
The Iranian Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday that U.S. Navy ships came close to their vessels in the Gulf and shot flares. The USS Nimitz and an accompanying warship drew close to a rocket-bearing Iranian vessel on Friday and sent out a helicopter near a number of Guards vessels close to the Resalat oil and gas platform, the Guards said in a statement published by their official news site Sepah News.

Arab states expected to impose more sanctions on Qatar
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain are expected to discuss imposing new economic sanctions on Qatar when they meet in the Bahraini capital Manama on Sunday, the pan-Arab al-Hayat newspaper reported. The four Arab states cut ties with Qatar on June 5, accusing it of backing terrorist groups and cozying up to their arch-foe Iran, allegations Doha denies.

Trump’s new plan could force Congress to pass a health care bill
President Donald Trump announced…if Congress doesn’t act soon…he could end federal “BAILOUTS” for insurance companies, which could effectively force Congress to act or else put health insurance companies in the difficult position of having to raise rates…or to leave Obamacare exchanges entirely. “After seven years of ‘talking’ Repeal & Replace, the people of our great country are still being forced to live with imploding ObamaCare!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

It’s Your Money But You Can’t Have It: EU Proposes Account Freezes To Halt Bank Runs
If there is a run on the bank, any bank in the EU, you better be among the first to get your money out.

Japanese Are Going “Hog Wild” Buying $19,000 Doomsday Shelters
“Japan’s going hog wild right now”…

Training for Women to Shower with Men Leaked: Did this prompt Trump ban on Transgenders from service?
Women soldiers were being trained to shower with biological men as part of the Army’s plans to accept transgender troops. Did this prompt the Trump order to ban Transgenders from service?

Hundreds of teens are committing suicide because they’re told to do so in sickening Blue Whale Challenge
A spate of teen suicides going as far back as 2015 has been linked to the Russian Internet game, the Blue Whale Challenge. According to WND.com, the social media game has caused the suicide deaths of hundreds of teenagers the world over. Of those deaths, at least 130 have occurred in Russia alone, with the most recent ones being the suicides of two teenage girls who jumped from the roof of an apartment block.

‘Obama holdovers’ in D.C. scrubbing ‘ISIS genocide against Christians’
a report is confirming that those left in the government, and there are many, from Obama’s tenure are busy trying to erase the references to ISIS’ “genocide” of Christians in the Middle East. It is the American Center for Law and Justice that is, well, a little upset. “In a startling revelation, news is breaking this week that Obama holdovers within the State Department are actively attempting to scrub its records to remove any mention of the ISIS genocide against Christians,” the organization reported.

REPORT: Obama Operating ‘Secret War Room’ 2 Miles From WH To Destroy POTUS Trump
On Thursday, political pollster and one-time aide to former President Bill Clinton, Dick Morris, revealed Barack Obama, along with a group of aides, have set up a ‘secret war room’ tasked with stopping President Trump and his agenda.

Planned Parenthood Issues Guidelines On How to Teach Toddlers About Transgenderism and masturbation.
New guidelines have been issued on the Planned Parenthood website containing detailed methods for talking to preschoolers about gender roles, sexuality, masturbation, transgenderism, and even ways of determining whether your child is trans or not.

Under President Trump the US GDP Surpasses $19 Trillion for the First Time Ever
…Eight years ago President Barack Obama’s GDP results were not nearly as impressive. As a matter of fact, in the first two quarters under President Obama, the US GDP shrank. At the end of 2008, the US GDP stood at $14.5 Trillion. At the end of President Obama’s first quarter in office the US GDP shrank to $14.4 Trillion and by the end of Obama’s second quarter in office the GDP shrank to $14.3 Trillion. President Obama’s economy shrank by more than $200 Billion in his first two quarters in office.

Here’s Why Obamacare Is STILL On Its Way Down, Despite GOP Failure
The “skinny repeal” of Obamacare completely failed – whether you thank John McCain’s treachery or the GOP’s absolute lack of willingness to lose, it doesn’t mean the demise of Obamacare isn’t imminent.



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South Korea Is Preparing A “Surgical Strike” Against The North: Report
According to a report in South Korea’s Munhwa Ilbo newspaper, which cites an unidentified government official, South Korea’s military is preparing a “surgical strike” scenario that could wipe out North Korean command and missile and nuclear facilities following an order by SKorea’s President Moon Jae-in.

Ben Carson Finds $500 Billion (Billion!) In Errors During Audit Of Obama HUD
Ben Carson was the first neurosurgeon to successfully separate conjoined twins, so, he’s kind of a super hero. But apparently, he’s also not a bad accountant. President Trump picked Carson to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development, whose budget grew by leaps and bounds under Barack Obama. In one of his first acts as HUD Secretary, Carson ordered an audit of the agency. What he found was staggering: $520 billion in bookkeeping errors.

Man Kills Doctor For Refusing To Perscribe His Wife Opioids
An Indiana man has been accused of killing a doctor. The motive for the murder was the doctor’s refusal to prescribe the man’s wife opioids.

Wow.. Biden Called McCain and Urged Him to Vote Against Obamacare Repeal
John McCain surprised and disappointed lots of Republicans this past week when he voted against the “Skinny Bill” which would have allowed for a repeal of Obamacare. It turns out he got a phone call and some encouragement for his vote from former Vice President Joe Biden. Sadly, this just makes the whole situation even worse. The Hill reports:

New Docs Support Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Shareholders in Court
Two articles published Tuesday, July 25, by John Carney in Brietbart.com on Tuesday, here and here, argued a partisan, one-sided, pro-government position regarding the decision of the Obama Treasury Department to institute the “Net Worth Sweep” confiscating all earnings from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, while ignoring the information critical of his apologetic treatment that was revealed in the government documents released by the Department of Justice on July 19, to comply with a U.S. District court order.

Many Americans are too drugged-out to work
A slew of reports finds a fresh reason for the chronic inability of American companies to fill skilled jobs: not a lack of skills, and hence a training-and-education crisis, but a surfeit of drug abuse. Simply put, prime-working age Americans without a college diploma are often too drugged-out to get the best jobs. Opioids remain at high levels, but the surge in drug use is now heroin and the powerful contaminant fentanyl.

Bizarre ‘satanic cult’ accusations levelled at restaurant chain (PHOTO)
Outback Steakhouse is being accused of running a satanic cult after its chain of restaurants was found to be suspiciously located in several cities across the country. The restaurant chain’s controversial association was uncovered by one inquisitive Twitter user who, with the help of Google maps and Microsoft Paint, showed that the restaurants were geo-located in the shape of a pentagram in New York, Indianapolis, Phoenix and Atlanta.

Wikileaks Dumps 72,000 Hacked Macron Emails
Wikileaks has dumped more than 21,000 “verified” emails associated with the French presidential campaign of Emmanuel Macron. Julian Assange’s organisation claims the batch of 21,075 emails, dating from March 2009 to April 2017, have been uniquely verified through its DKIM system.

Secular Cheers of Scientific “Debunking” Premature as Genetic Study Proves Biblical Account of Caananites
A recent study of genetic material taken from 4,000-year-old skeletons links the modern Lebanese to the Biblical Canaanites, leading to “debunking” claims by scientists that the Biblical narrative commanding the Israelites to wipe out the occupants of the land is false. A closer look shows that the study actually proves the Biblical version is accurate, and that scientists should pay closer attention to the Bible.

NASA will test its planetary defense network on approaching asteroid
NASA is using the approach of asteroid 2012 TC4 to test its detection and tracking systems for Near-Earth Objects.

John Kelly, Trump’s new chief of staff, ‘won’t suffer idiots and fools’
“He knows how to do this: with common sense and good leadership,” said Kelly’s longtime friend, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to offer frank opinions. “He won’t suffer idiots and fools.”

Iceland Could Be About To Experience A Major Volcanic Eruption
Iceland’s largest volcano, Katla, was just moved to yellow status. But that isn’t all that’s concerning. There have also been over 500 earthquakes in Iceland in the last four days. Experts now believe that a volcanic eruption that could be quite large, may soon occur in Iceland. A series of 40 small earthquakes occurred just North East of Mount Fagradalsfjall two days ago, with the final one felt in Reykjavik, measuring at almost 4 on the Richter scale.

Holiday Sensation, No Arabs, on Temple Mount on 9 B’Av Week
The week of the 9th of Av (Monday night) began with joy, the Temple Organizations Headquarters reported Sunday morning, as 278 Jews strolled around the periphery of the holiest site on the planet. Despite the security brouhaha and shameful capitulation, which followed five cowardly and brutal murders by Arab terrorists, a new week began on the Temple Mount and hundreds of Jews crowded at the entrance, eager to ascend to our Father’s place all mikvah-cleansed joyous.

VP Pence in Estonia: Attack on 1 NATO ally is attack on all
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Monday strongly pledged America’s commitment to protecting NATO allies against attacks, including the Baltic states, which have anxiously watched a growing Russian military presence in the region. “Under President Donald Trump, the United States stands firmly behind our Article 5 pledge of mutual defense – an attack on one of us is an attack on us all,” Pence told reporters after meeting with the presidents of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the Estonian capital of Tallinn.

North Korea threat: Japan’s Abe says he and Trump agree to take further action
Abe told reporters after the call that Trump pledged to “take all necessary measures to protect” Japan and that Abe praised his commitment to do so. He also called on China and Russia to do more to stop Pyongyang.

Netanyahu: Decision on Temple Mount Security Measures Was ‘Tough’
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Sunday that the security cabinet has approved up to NIS 100 million to develop technologies to enhance security at the Temple Mount, and added that the decision to remove metal detectors from the holy site last week was “not easy.”

Iranian leader calls on Hajj pilgrims to support Palestine
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called on Muslims to take the opportunity of the Hajj rituals to take a united stance against “Israeli efforts to control the Aksa Mosque.” The Iranian leader described Hajj rituals as the best opportunity for Muslims to speak up about the Aksa and Palestine issue, Iranian media reported.

Jordanian newspaper reveals identity of Israeli embassy security officer
Jordanian newspaper Al-Ghad revealed on Sunday night the identity of the Israeli security guard who shot dead two Jordanians in an incident at Israel’s embassy in Amman last week. “This is the Israeli that killed two Jordanians, Mohammad Jawawdah and the doctor Bashar Hamarnah, in what has been termed the ‘Israeli embassy crime’,” wrote the newspaper. “The shooting was carried out in a building that belongs to the embassy in Amman, last Sunday night.”

Kabul attack: Gun battle and suicide bombing in Afghan capital
Afghan security forces are battling gunmen following a suicide attack outside the Iraqi embassy in the capital, Kabul. Four attackers targeted the complex in the central Shar-e-Naw neighbourhood, the Afghan interior ministry said. A bomber blew himself up at the gate of the embassy, and three others entered the compound. No information has been provided about casualties.

Russia’s Putin orders 755 US diplomatic staff to be cut
Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that 755 staff must leave US diplomatic missions, in retaliation for new US sanctions against Moscow. The decision to cut staff was made on Friday, but Mr Putin has now confirmed the number who must go by 1 September. It brings staff levels to 455, the same as Russia’s complement in Washington.

North Korea: US says ‘no value’ in UN security council meeting
The US says it will not call for a UN Security Council meeting over North Korea’s missile tests because it would produce “nothing of consequence”. Such a meeting would send a message to North Korea that the international community was unwilling to challenge it, US Ambassador Nikki Haley said. Pyongyang said its tests proved that the entire US was within range.

China Shows Off Military Might as Xi Jinping Tries to Cement Power
China’s president, Xi Jinping, has opened a public campaign to deepen his grip on power in a coming leadership shake-up, using a huge military parade on Sunday, speeches and propaganda, along with a purge in the past week, to warn officials to back him as the nation’s most powerful leader in two decades…Mr. Xi watched as 12,000 troops marched and tanks, long-range missile launchers, jet fighters and other new weapons drove or flew past in impeccable arrays.

Next Up for GOP Congress: Raising the Debt Ceiling
Republicans are leaving town for an August recess after a failed attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act. When they return in September, they’ll have just 12 working days to avert another big problem. In a letter to lawmakers Friday, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the federal borrowing limit, or debt ceiling, needed to be raised by Sept. 29 or the government risked running out of money to pay its bills.

Mass rally in Istanbul over Israel’s Jerusalem measures
Thousands of supporters of a conservative Turkish party rallied in Istanbul on Sunday to protest measures taken by Israel in Jerusalem and show solidarity with the Palestinians. Israel had angered Turkey by installing metal detectors and security cameras at the Haram al-Sharif holy site in Jerusalem, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, following a July 14 attack in which gunmen killed two policemen.

Saudi Arabia says that calls for internationalization of holy sites ‘a declaration of war’
Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister called what he said was Qatar’s demand for an internationalization of the Muslim hajj pilgrimage a declaration of war against the kingdom, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said on Sunday, but Qatar said it never made such a call. “Qatar’s demands to internationalize the holy sites is aggressive and a declaration of war against the kingdom,” Adel al-Jubeir was quoted saying on Al Arabiya’s website.

Iran rules out halt to missile tests as tension with US rises
A defiant Iran vowed on Saturday to press ahead with its missile programme and condemned new US sanctions, as tensions rise after the West hardened its tone against the Islamic republic. In the latest incident, Tehran and Washington accused each other’s naval forces of provocative manoeuvres in the Gulf that culminated in a US helicopter firing warning flares.

China hits back at Trump criticism over North Korea
China hit back on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted he was “very disappointed” in China following Pyongyang’s latest missile test, saying the problem did not arise in China and that all sides need to work for a solution. China has become increasingly frustrated with American and Japanese criticism that it should do more to rein in Pyongyang.

Putin bans VPNs to stop Russians accessing prohibited websites
President Vladimir Putin has signed a law that prohibits technology that provides access to websites banned in Russia, the government’s website showed on Sunday. The law, already approved by the Duma, the lower house of parliament, will ban the use of virtual private networks (VPNs) and other technologies, known as anonymizers, that allow people to surf the web anonymously. It comes into force on Nov. 1.

China Says It Doesn’t Want War, but Needs Its Strongest Military Ever for Defense
China celebrated 90 years of its People’s Liberation Army Sunday with a massive display of military might and vows from Chinese President Xi Jinping to invest further in the world’s largest armed forces.

North Carolina Just Made Drug Testing MANDATORY For ALL Welfare Recipients
…And as suspected the results was eye-opening, in that approximately ¼ of all the applicants tested positive for drug use, or more precisely 21 out of 89 individuals tested positively for drugs and will no longer receive benefits.

Melinda Gates makes a $375 MILLION donation to the abortion industry to accelerate DEPOPULATION of blacks
At the recent Global Family Planning Summit in London, Melinda Gates, wife of the billionaire leftist and Microsoft founder Bill Gates, announced that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will donate $375 million to organizations that provide contraceptives and abortions over the next four years, according to the U.K.-based magazine Marie Claire.

Ban on Cash — Coming to America?
A firestorm of speculative commentary has been ignited by reports that JPMorgan Chase has ceased to accept cash for payments on credit cards, mortgages, auto loans, lines of credit and so on. Not to defend any bank actions, but it is not difficult to imagine the confused look of a teller when you show up with a bundle of cash and instructions on how to apply the cash toward a loan payment.

WW3 RED ALERT: Japan warns North Korea missile may have hit their ships and planes, mobilizes military
NORTH Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile on Friday which was airborne for 45 minutes may have hit ships and planes Japan has warned.

Israel’s Elbit Systems to be in charge of building wall promised by Trump on Mexican Border So you know it will work
After the US struggled to keep President Donald Trump’s campaign promises, such as building a wall on the Mexican border, the government entrusted Elbit Systems with the task, which will include importing Israeli technology utilized to defend Israel’s borders.


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Violent July Leaves Chicago Murders On Pace To Exceed 2016, The Bloodiest Year In Two Decades
One month ago, President Trump vowed to “send in the Feds” after Chicago’s murder rate continued to track roughly in-line with 2016, the most violent year for the city in nearly two decades. But, with the month of July now over, the ‘Feds’ don’t seem to be having an impact so far.

Notorious Italian Abortionist Invited to Give Talk on Immigration at Catholic Parish
Emma Bonino, champion of the Italian pro-abortion movement, was invited to give a presentation on immigration last week at a parish church in northern Italy, where she defended the need for bringing more immigrants into Europe. According to her own boasts, Bonino performed over 10,000 illegal abortions during her career, devising an abortion machine from a bicycle pump and a pickle jar. Bonino founded the Center for Information on Sterilization and Abortion (CISA) and agitated for the legalization of abortion in Italy, which was achieved in 1975.

North Korean Submarines’ ‘Unusual Activity’ Alarms The US
The United States military has detected “highly unusual and unprecedented levels” of North Korean submarine activity. They also claim there is evidence of a submarine “ejection test.”

Hungarian PM: ‘Soros Empire’ plans to de-Christianize Europe
George Soros and the European Union are behind a plan to create a “mixed, Islamized Europe” according to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who further iterated that the only way to halt this demographic replacement of Christian Europeans is through a return to pro-sovereignty, pro-family values and policies.

Many Christians unaware of crucial info about 9th of Av on Tuesday
…“This 9th of Av has the potential of being very prophetically significant,” Biltz told WND. “We have Jewish people for the first time openly praying on the Temple Mount even when facing being arrested. The attitude of the Jewish people is changing where they are gaining the courage to be like Phinehas and be zealous for God’s sake. They have had enough with Muslims killing Jews on the Temple Mount. This could be the year the prophecy is fulfilled!”

Dinesh D’Souza: Left’s ‘resistance’ a spiritual battle
“The political debate is the tip of the iceberg, and underneath the political debate is a moral debate that is about fundamental moral issues and the fundamental question of how we should live our life,” he told WND. “But underlying the moral debate the spiritual debate – or what evangelicals call spiritual warfare – which is to say a kind of deep struggle in which we get that sense that our own life and our own politics is a larger playground for spiritual forces that we don’t control.”

For First Time in Millennia, Jewish Priests Will Undergo Training to Enter Temple’s Holy of Holies
This incredible development was initiated by Israel’s first responder organization ZAKA, based on a decision by the ZAKA Rabbinical Council following an an unprecedented event occurring during the three weeks of austerity leading up to the Ninth Day of Av: the July 14 Palestinian terror attack against Israeli police officers that left three dead corpses, the most powerful source of ritual impurity, on the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism. Horrific as the attack was, it served a divine purpose. “When the Jewish people are not moving ahead quickly enough, God does something to force it upon us,”

Many Christians unaware of crucial info about 9th of Av on Tuesday
Jews at sundown Monday marked the beginning of the fast of Tisha b’Av, or the 9th of Av, a day of suffering so intense throughout history that it has been set aside as a day of mourning. It was the date when the ancient Israelites doubted God and thought the land of Canaan would be impossible to conquer, and thus that generation of doubters would never enter the Promised Land. It was the date in 587 B.C. when the First Temple was destroyed. It was the date in 70 A.D. when the Second Temple was destroyed. It was the date when the Romans would crush later Jewish rebellions, inflicting a horrific price on the Jewish people. It is known as the saddest day of the entire year in the Jewish calendar.

Australia Weather Bureau Caught Tampering With Climate Numbers
Australian scientists at the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) ordered a review of temperature recording instruments after the government agency was caught tampering with temperature logs in several locations. BOM has been put under the microscope before for similar manipulations. The agency was accused in 2014 of tampering with the country’s temperature record to make it appear as if temperatures had warmed over the decades…

Jewish visitors to Temple Mount jump 15% this year
According to the Yeraeh organization, which promotes Jewish visitation and prayer rights at the Mount and desires to rebuild the Jewish Temple there, at least 17,000 Jews have visited the site since the beginning of the Hebrew year 5777 last October. In the Hebrew year 5776, 14,908 Jews visited the site, while 5777 still has another six weeks to run, with at least a thousand Jewish visitors expected on the Temple Mount on Tisha Be’av alone.

PA, Morocco press African leaders to boycott Africa-Israel summit
The Palestinian Authority and Morocco are working to upend an Africa-Israel summit scheduled for Lomé, Togo, at the end of October, The Jerusalem Post has learned. According to African diplomatic officials, the PA is putting pressure on Togolese President Faure Gnassingbé to cancel the summit, and is also urging Muslim countries in Africa not to attend, saying that going to the conference will show support for Israel and be a setback for the Palestinian struggle.

Psychologists say more and more young people are entitled
Research has discovered that large amounts of young people are developing an entitlement complex. The psychological trend comes from the belief that you are superior to others and are more deserving of certain things. This form of narcissism has some significant consequences such as disappointment and a tendency to lash out.

China’s military confident, prepared to safeguard sovereignty – paper
China’s military is “confident, capable and fully prepared” to protect the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, the state-run China Daily on Tuesday quoted Defence Minister Chang Wanquan as saying in reference to Taiwan. Despite decades of growing trade across the Taiwan Strait, China has never renounced the use of force, if needed, to gain control of Taiwan, which it considers a breakaway province.

Russian 6th-generation fighter will employ powerful lasers to burn enemy missile
Air-to-ground or air-to-air missiles have one thing in common — they have a seeker head, or targeting system on the missile that uses radar or heat-seeking technology to find and lead the weapon to the target to destroy it. The Russian defense industry says it will deploy powerful lasers on its new sixth-generation fighter that will be able to “burn” enemy homing systems on projectiles fired in their direction, to make them unable to hit a target.

Powerful Pacific typhoon could threaten Japan by weekend
A powerful Pacific typhoon that intensified into the Northern Hemisphere’s strongest storm of the year but has since lost some of its punch could still threaten Japan by this weekend. Typhoon Noru on Tuesday was packing maximum sustained winds of 204 kilometers (127 miles) per hour with gusts of up to 250 kilometers (155 miles) per hour, according to the U.S. military’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center.

U.S. to launch yet another test missile from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base
Days after North Korea fired a rocket into the Sea of Japan, the U.S. Air Force is planning to test launch an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile Wednesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The unarmed Minuteman III missile will be launched between 12:01 and 6:01 a.m. from the base, about 12 miles northwest of Lompoc, according to Vandenberg’s 30th Space Wing team.

US detects ‘highly unusual’ North Korean submarine activity
The US military has detected “highly unusual and unprecedented levels” of North Korean submarine activity and evidence of an “ejection test” in the days following Pyongyang’s second intercontinental ballistic missile launch this month, a defense official told CNN on Monday. An ejection test examines a missile’s “cold-launch system,” which uses high pressure steam to propel a missile out of the launch canister into the air before its engines ignite.

China urges support for new Israel-Palestinian peace plan
China’s UN ambassador urged the international community on Monday to support President Xi Jinping’s new four-point proposal to end the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict and establish an independent Palestinian state. Liu Jieyi said at a news conference that China’s future diplomatic efforts will focus on trying to move toward a negotiated solution based on the four proposals.


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The Real Reason Why MS-13 Gangsters Were Brought to America
…During the 2014 immigration crisis, I was befriended by a DEA special agent who was fed up with elements of the Obama administration allowing terrorists, cartel members and large quantities of drugs into the country. He reached out to me in order to publicize the public betrayal by the Obama administration. I quickly arrived at the conclusion that America is in the process of being transformed into the same type of narco-terrorist state as we see in Mexico. Let’s consider the public drug trial of Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla as a case in point.

House Judiciary Committee Approves Investigation of Comey, Lynch, Hillary, Bill and Obama
The House Judiciary Committee has officially approved an effort to launch an investigation into former FBI Director James Comey’s leaking activities and apparent mishandling of a federal investigation by former Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

Ready for war: US sends HUNDREDS of troops to South Korea as North Korea tension escalates
Amid an ever-tightening spiral of threat and counter-threat, the US is raising the stakes with the huge military deployment. As North Korean despot Kim Jong-un continues to accelerate its controversial missile testing programme, the troop movement marks a stark change in tact from Washington. The White House has appeared increasingly impatient with the policy of threatening Pyongyang with sanctions and economic penalties rather than clear military threats.

Border truck inspections leave drug cartels ‘fuming’
America’s border security forces now are using X-ray and other non-invasive tech to screen every cargo truck cross from Mexico into the U.S. – “after eight years of sporadic or random screening permitted under the Obama administration,” Judicial Watch reported.

Obama group claims responsibility for defeating Obamacare repeal
Obama-founded Organizing for Action is taking credit for defeating legislation that would have repealed Obamacare. “Last week marked a huge victory in our fight to save Obamacare” Saumya Narechania, National Issues Campaign Manager for OfA writes in a new mass email to supporters bearing the subject line “Sabotage.” “Because of the grassroots pressure our movement put on key senators at their offices, at rallies, and during town halls, we defeated Mitch McConnell’s dangerous repeal plan.”

Special Counsel Mueller Adds Another Obama Ally To His Team
With each passing day, it’s looking increasingly like the only people qualified to serve on Special Counsel Mueller’s investigative team are lawyers who have either directly worked for and/or contributed to the campaigns of Barack Obama and/or Hillary Clinton. As Reuters points out today, Mueller’s latest hire is Greg Andres, a former DOJ attorney who was appointed during the Obama administartion and served under Attorney General Eric Holder.

Ranchers Sue Feds After 1.8M Acre Grab
Three state agriculture associations filed a lawsuit Monday against the federal government for not considering how listing almost two million acres in California as “critical habitat” could affect small business, agriculture, and local government, according to a Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) press release.

Israelis March Demanding Access to Temple Mount and Building of Third Temple
Thousands of Israelis participated in an annual march around the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City, with a special focus on the Temple Mount. Though it is Judaism’s holiest site, Jews are still not allowed to pray there due to threats of Muslim violence. Government officials participating in the march noted that the people of Israel are seeking much more than just the right to pray atop a Muslim-occupied Temple Mount. They want the Third Temple.

China pushing its four-point peace plan
China steps to the plate and offers a Chinese vision to peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Vilna’i pointed out that “60% of Chinese energy comes from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Iran, and they are very sensitive to what is happening here.” The Chinese sensitivity to the region is further enhanced by the country’s mega infrastructure plan, called the One Belt One Road initiative, that runs through parts of the Middle East and which China hopes will revive the ancient Silk Road.

ICBM test carried out by US Air Force
An intercontinental ballistic missile flew 4,000 miles from an Air Force base in California into the Pacific early Wednesday morning in a test of the United States’ substantial arsenal. The Air Force ICBM test follows on the heels of B-1 bomber flights from Guam to South Korea during the weekend. The U.S. also said it conducted a successful test of a missile defense system located in Alaska.

‘Nuclear Weapon Detonating in Los Angeles Would Be Terrible’: Is N Korea War Coming?
In a candid interview at the National Press Club, U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said North Korea is the biggest threat to America and we can no longer take a wait-and-see attitude. “War in the Korean Peninsula would be terrible. However, a nuclear weapon detonating in Los Angeles would be terrible,” Gen. Milley said. “But we are at a point in time where tough choices will have to be made,”

Pope Francis ‘paving way for Antichrist’
The influential but radical Jose Galat, director of the Great Colombia university and Teleamiga television network, almost spewed fire when interviewed by Blu Radio about an impending papal visit to Colombia. The Colombian Catholic Church had urged all clergies in the country to dissuade worshipers from watching the Teleamiga network after Galat had called the pope a false prophet in his talk show,

Bible Study Returns to White House as Trump Cabinet Members Attend Weekly Meetings
The Trump Cabinet’s weekly Bible study meetings, composed of the most influential lawmakers in the country, may be the first such gathering in 100 years, Ralph Drollinger, founder of Capitol Ministries and leader of the study sessions, told Breaking Christian News (BCN), bringing the Bible back to the White House in a way not seen in a century.

Netanyahu to attend Beitar Illit ceremony for 1,000 new settler homes
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans visit the Beit Illit settlement on Thursday morning to attend a corner stone laying ceremony for the construction of 1,000 new homes, according to the municipality’s spokesman. It’s the first time since taking office in 2009, that he has visited the Haredi city of close to 50,000 people located just outside of Jerusalem in the Gush Etzion region of the West Bank.

China pushing its four-point peace plan
China’s expressed interest in getting more actively involved in trying to solve the Israeli-Palestinian issue stems from a concern that any explosion in the Middle East could jeopardize its oil and gas supply from the region…Vilna’i’s comments came a day after China’s UN Ambassador Liu Jieyi said at a press conference in New York that the international community should get behind a new four-point peace proposal put forward by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

WATCH: Israel’s first environmental satellite soars
On Wednesday at 04:58 Israel time The Venus, the world’s smallest environmental satellite, soared from the launching pad in French Guiana. It was accompanied by an Italian satellite and launched from the Guiana Space Center which serves as the spaceport of France because it’s close to the equator, enabling launches to gain extra velocity from the Earth’s rotation.

North Korea: US not seeking regime change, says Rex Tillerson
The US government is not seeking a regime change in North Korea, the secretary of state says, amid tensions over Pyongyang’s weapons programme. “We’re not your enemy,” Rex Tillerson said, adding that the US wanted a dialogue at some point. But a Republican senator said President Donald Trump had told him there would be a war with North Korea if its missile programme continued.

Jordan MPs vote to scrap rape law loophole
Jordanian MPs have voted to scrap a law enabling rapists to avoid punishment if they marry their victim. The lower house backed the removal of a controversial clause known as Article 308. Rights activists have long campaigned to abolish the provision, whose proponents argued protected victims from the social stigma of rape.

Yemen conflict: Cholera risk for more than a million children
More than a million children in Yemen are at high risk of dying from cholera, says Save the Children. The charity warns that the children are severely malnourished, and living in some of the areas of the country worst hit by the disease. The number of people infected with the disease during the country’s civil war has already reached more than 430,000.

Pentagon investigators find ‘security risks’ in government’s immigrant recruitment program, ‘infiltration’ feared
Defense Department investigators have discovered “potential security risks” in a Pentagon program that has enrolled more than 10,000 foreign-born individuals into the U.S. armed forces since 2009, Fox News has learned exclusively, with sources on Capitol Hill and at the Pentagon expressing alarm over “foreign infiltration” and enrollees now unaccounted for.

Heavy rain puts Miami under water.
…Miami Beach…As of 3:45 p.m., the city had already racked up about five inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service, which issued a flash flood warning for the region until 7:45 p.m. Meteorologists suggested drivers in eastern Miami-Dade County turn around when encountering flooded roads, which could put the vehicle, and its occupants, in danger.

Senior Hamas officials meet with Iranian official in Beirut
A Hezbollah-affiliated journalist published a photograph of senior Hamas official Saleh al-Arouri—who was recently forced to relocate from Qatar—meeting with an Iranian official in Beirut on Wednesday. Two years ago, al-Arouri was also forced to leave Turkey following joint US and Israeli pressure. The recent moves indicate a new Hamas policy of senior leadership not settling in one particular country for an extended period of time, but rather constantly moving.

Violent July Leaves Chicago Murders On Pace To Exceed 2016, The Bloodiest Year In Two Decades
One month ago, President Trump vowed to “send in the Feds” after Chicago’s murder rate continued to track roughly in-line with 2016, the most violent year for the city in nearly two decades. But, with the month of July now over, the ‘Feds’ don’t seem to be having an impact so far.

Notorious Italian Abortionist Invited to Give Talk on Immigration at Catholic Parish
Emma Bonino, champion of the Italian pro-abortion movement, was invited to give a presentation on immigration last week at a parish church in northern Italy, where she defended the need for bringing more immigrants into Europe. According to her own boasts, Bonino performed over 10,000 illegal abortions during her career, devising an abortion machine from a bicycle pump and a pickle jar. Bonino founded the Center for Information on Sterilization and Abortion (CISA) and agitated for the legalization of abortion in Italy, which was achieved in 1975.

North Korean Submarines’ ‘Unusual Activity’ Alarms The US
The United States military has detected “highly unusual and unprecedented levels” of North Korean submarine activity. They also claim there is evidence of a submarine “ejection test.”

Hungarian PM: ‘Soros Empire’ plans to de-Christianize Europe
George Soros and the European Union are behind a plan to create a “mixed, Islamized Europe” according to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who further iterated that the only way to halt this demographic replacement of Christian Europeans is through a return to pro-sovereignty, pro-family values and policies.

Many Christians unaware of crucial info about 9th of Av on Tuesday
…“This 9th of Av has the potential of being very prophetically significant,” Biltz told WND. “We have Jewish people for the first time openly praying on the Temple Mount even when facing being arrested. The attitude of the Jewish people is changing where they are gaining the courage to be like Phinehas and be zealous for God’s sake. They have had enough with Muslims killing Jews on the Temple Mount. This could be the year the prophecy is fulfilled!”

Dinesh D’Souza: Left’s ‘resistance’ a spiritual battle
“The political debate is the tip of the iceberg, and underneath the political debate is a moral debate that is about fundamental moral issues and the fundamental question of how we should live our life,” he told WND. “But underlying the moral debate the spiritual debate – or what evangelicals call spiritual warfare – which is to say a kind of deep struggle in which we get that sense that our own life and our own politics is a larger playground for spiritual forces that we don’t control.”


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Indonesia: Mount Sinabung erupts again August 2
Mount Sinabung, a large active volcano located in North Sumatra’s Karo district, erupted multiple times between 08:00 and 12:00 (local time) on Wednesday, August 2, spewing ash and fumes more than 4 km (2.5 mi) into the air. No casualties were reported. Government officials have told residents to stay 7 km (4.3 mi) away from the south side of the volcano…

Russia PM: New US sanctions amount to ‘full-scale trade war’
New sanctions on Russia which US President Donald Trump has signed into law are tantamount to a “full-scale trade war,” Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday.

5th Trump judicial nominee confirmed, outpacing Obama, Bush
President Donald Trump has outpaced his immediate predecessors when it comes to having his choices for federal judgeships confirmed. The Senate this week approved a fifth Trump nominee, placing Trump on a faster pace for approvals than either President Barack Obama or President George W. Bush.

Europe Is Committing Suicide
Europe has surrendered to Islam and is in a state of dhimmitude (submission), “forced to deny its own culture, stand silently by in the face of alleged Muslim atrocities, accept Muslim immigration, and pay tribute through various types of economic assistance.”

Israeli spy agency uncovers Gaza-Turkey-West Bank terror money trail
A Hamas money laundering ring transferring money from officials in Gaza, via Turkey, to the West Bank city of Hebron has been exposed by the Shin Bet, IDF and Israel Police, the internal security agency cleared for publication on Thursday. According to a statement by the Shin Bet internal security agency the money laundering ring was run by senior Hamas activist Muhammed Mahed Bader from Hebron.

UN Secretary-General Guterres set to visit Israel at end of August
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is scheduled to visit Israel at the end of the month for his first trip here since taking over from Ban Ki-moon on January 1. While Ban made the first of his 12 visits to Israel…Guterres’s visit comes after he has already taken nearly 40 official trips abroad, including eight trips to the region: to Iraq, Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, Qatar, Oman, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

Migrant crisis: Libya strongman Haftar warns Italy over ships
On Wednesday, Italy’s parliament approved a plan to send naval boats to Libya to stop migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea. Italy is the main recipient of migrants making the dangerous trip from Libya. Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar has now ordered naval bases in four Libyan cities to block Italian ships.

US sanctions are ‘trade war’ on Russia, says PM Medvedev
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said new sanctions imposed by the US are tantamount to declaring a “full-scale trade war” against Moscow. He said the measures, signed by Donald Trump, demonstrated the complete impotence of the US president, who he said had been humiliated by Congress. The law aims to punish Russia for its alleged meddling in the 2016 US elections and its actions in Ukraine.

Canada opens Montreal Olympic Stadium for migrants from US
Montreal is temporarily opening its Olympic Stadium as a shelter to host a sudden increase in asylum seekers arriving from the US. More than 4,300 people have crossed into Canada seeking refugee status since January. The majority have crossed into the province of Quebec, straining government and community resources.

Syria war: Homs ceasefire deal announced
A ceasefire between Syrian forces and rebels north of Homs has been agreed and will come into effect on Thursday, Russia’s defence ministry says. It would be the third such “de-escalation zone” put in place since July after talks between powers backing and opposing the Syrian government. The others cover parts of south-western Syria and the outskirts of Damascus.

Apple defends complying with China over VPNs
Apple boss Tim Cook has defended his company’s decision to comply with the Chinese government’s demand it remove VPN software from the App Store. Virtual Private Networks are often used to skirt censorship and surveillance in countries with tight restrictions on internet use. The company has been heavily criticised for removing several VPN apps, and was accused of “aiding Chinese censorship efforts”.

Human embryos edited to stop disease
Scientists have, for the first time, successfully freed embryos of a piece of faulty DNA that causes deadly heart disease to run in families. It potentially opens the door to preventing 10,000 disorders that are passed down the generations. The US and South Korean team allowed the embryos to develop for five days before stopping the experiment.

If the FBI Has Your Biometrics, It Doesn’t Have to Tell You
A new rule will prevent millions of people from finding out if their fingerprints, iris scans and other biometric information is stored in a massive federal database. The FBI’s Next Generation Identification system stores the biometric records of people who have undergone background checks for jobs, volunteer positions and military service, as well…criminal records. Effective Aug. 31, that database will be exempt from certain parts of the Privacy Act…

New Israeli system capable of identifying explosive devices from afar
The Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has recently completed the development of the Counter Improvised Explosive Device and Mine Suite (CIMS) mobile system, integrating optic sensors with radars to expose roadside charges before military forces ever go near them. This new Israeli innovation will be able to protect soldiers against explosive charges as they cross hostile areas in times of battle or operations.


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Venezuela’s currency crumbles at dizzying speed
Venezuela’s money, the bolivar, is sinking faster and faster under an intensifying political and economic crisis that has left citizens destitute and increasingly desperate.

DOJ warns the media could be targeted in crackdown on leaks
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday announced a government-wide crackdown on leakers, which will include a review of the Justice Department’s policies on subpoenas for media outlets that publish sensitive information.

Bookies Now See Facebook CEO Zuckerberg More Likely To Be President In 2020 Than Hillary, Harris, & Biden
“For Zuckerberg, he’s emerging as a potential candidate, alongside Dwayne Johnson and current incumbent Donald Trump. Which means the US voters are caught somewhere between The Rock and a hard face.”

Trump Asks Why Congress, Insurance Companies Are EXEMPT From Obamacare Failings When Republicans failed to pass a healthcare bill that would have repealed and replaced portions of Obamacare, President Trump took to Twitter to express his disappointment. To increase pressure for a bill to pass, he questioned why members of Congress don’t pay the same for healthcare as Americans have to pay for Obamacare plans.

1,332 Counties Will Have Only One Health Insurer Option Under Obamacare in 2018 According to recent data released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), in 2018, 1,332 counties in the United States will have only one health insurer operating on the Obamacare exchanges and 49 will have none.

Ben Carson Finds $500 Billion (Billion!) In Errors During Audit Of Obama HUD
Ben Carson was the first neurosurgeon to successfully separate conjoined twins, so, he’s kind of a super hero. But apparently, he’s also not a bad accountant. President Trump picked Carson to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development, whose budget grew by leaps and bounds under Barack Obama. In one of his first acts as HUD Secretary, Carson ordered an audit of the agency. What he found was staggering: $520 billion in bookkeeping errors.

Most Christians Miss The Mark When It Comes To A Biblical Worldview
After analyzing the survey data, the ACFI concluded that only 30% of the born-again population (which is itself 30% of the total) hold Biblical beliefs and the rest claim an odd mixture of other concepts.

Taylor Force act passes Senate hurdle, on path to become law
the Taylor Force Act would compel the State Department to cut off funding to the PA over its “martyr” compensation scheme, which offers monthly stipends to the families of convicted assailants relative to the lengths of their sentences. But new language added to the bill “spells out the steps by which payments to the PA could resume,” said the office of Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, who authored the legislation.

‘By no means for peace’: China accuses India of massing troops & supplies amid border dispute
India is creating infrastructure and deploying a large number of troops on its side of the border at the disputed area in the Himalayas, China’s foreign ministry has said, adding, that New Delhi’s actions indicate it’s not interested in a peaceful resolution of the standoff.

Global refiners brace themselves as China cements its oil market dominance
For the first time, China imported more crude oil in the first half of the year than the U.S., government statistics showed. China averaged 8.55 million barrels per day (bpd) versus 8.12 million bpd in the U.S., a trend that is expected to last. The shift highlights the change in the center of gravity in global oil markets from West to East. Chinese state-run oil trader Unipec is now the world’s biggest physical oil trader. By drawing more of the world’s oil to its shores, China, the second-biggest oil consumer after the U.S., will play a crucial role in setting the global price of the commodity, especially as the crude futures market in Shanghai develops.

Muslim to U.S. judge: ‘Allah will reward me, punish you’
The judge issued a 20-year prison sentence, but McNeil defiantly told Polster it was of no concern to him, Cleveland.com reported. “Nothing you did today even matters,” McNeil said. “Jihad will continue until the day of judgment. And that’s a promise from Allah. “It’s not going to change. It’s not going to stop. Neither of them are. My commission of Allah is not going to stop. So this is meaningless. I’ll be rewarded for what I do. You’ll be punished for what you do. I’m fine with that. You’re fine with that.” McNeil concluded: “So we’ll wait for the punishment of Allah to afflict you, either by himself or through the hands of the Muslims, and then we’ll see. Inshallah.”

WATCH: Israeli-made system aims to make the IED threat history
After three years of development, Israel Aerospace Industries has begun testing its Counter Improvised Explosive Device and Mine Suite mobile system. The system can identify, locate and destroy improvised explosive devices and mines before troops even reach them. According to project manager Reuven Y., the system,…not yet operational, “is a new concept that doesn’t exist anywhere else in the world. It is a breakthrough technology against IEDs.”

Plans nixed for would-be Sydney synagogue over ‘security concerns’
A court’s decision to refuse an application to build a new synagogue in Sydney, Australia, due to security concerns, came as a “surprise and shock,” the Chabad rabbi of the Bondi Beach community said… The Land and Environment Court ruled on Wednesday against an appeal by Chabad group, Friends of Refugees of Eastern Europe, against Waverley Council’s refusal of plans to demolish tennis courts to construct a new synagogue due to security concerns.

Trump: US-Russia relations are at ‘dangerous low’
US President Donald Trump says his country’s relationship with Russia is at a “dangerous low”, amid a feud with Congress over new sanctions imposed against Moscow. Mr Trump approved the measure on Wednesday, despite calling it “flawed”. Russia said the new sanctions were tantamount to declaring a “full-scale trade war”.

Marijuana company buys entire US town to create ‘cannabis-friendly municipality’
A company which makes cannabis products has bought an entire town in California and plans to turn it into a “destination” for marijuana. American Green has agreed a deal to buy the town of Nipton for $5m (£3.8m). The company will own 120 acres of land, which includes a school building, a hotel, mineral baths and a general store.

‘All the roadways look like a lake’: Drivers trapped, roadways closed after knee-high flooding in Acton
Heavy summer rain and thunderstorms continued to pound Los Angeles County on Thursday evening, leaving drivers trapped in their cars on flooded roadways in Acton and Metrolink train commuters scrambling to find a ride home…“All the roadways look like a lake,” said Sheriff’s Lt. Anthony Gunn, warning commuters to avoid attempting to drive through moving water.

‘Trump is on the knife edge of DEATH’ North Korea demands SURRENDER from US
Kim Jong-un launched the thinly veiled threat in the wake of its latest ICBM test as tensions reach breaking point between Pyongyang and Washington. North Korea’s state media declared the US was sitting on the “knife edge of life and death” as it appeared to threaten nuclear war. The White House led the world in condemning Pyongyang’s unstoppable quest of nuclear weapons, amid fears their new missiles can strike the continental US.

More than 20,000 attend Jerusalem gay pride parade
More than 22,000 people attended Thursday’s gay pride parade in Jerusalem. Thousands of people gathered in the Liberty Bell Park, as police and security forces blocked nearby streets in preparation for a large turnout.

At Trump rally, West Virginia governor switches parties
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice, standing next to President Donald Trump at a rally on Thursday night, announced that he was changing political parties, ditching the Democrats and joining Trump’s Republicans. “I can’t help you anymore being a Democrat governor,” Justice told the crowd. “So tomorrow I will be changing my registration to Republican,” he said to loud cheers.

Trump administration moves to make tougher U.S. visa vetting permanent
The Trump administration moved on Thursday to make permanent a new questionnaire that asks some U.S. visa applicants to provide their social media handles and detailed biographical and travel history, according to a public notice…A State Department official declined to provide data on how many times the form had been used or which nationalities had been asked to fill it out since May…

Rick Perry Likens Trump to King David as ‘Chosen Man of God’
…”I tell people from time to time . . . you know the good lord used King David the best I can tell, King David wasn’t perfect either. But he was the chosen man of God. Let’s go make America great again.”

Half Of Detroit’s Mayoral Candidates Are Felons
Half of the candidates running in next Tuesday’s mayoral primary – the first since the city emerged from Bankruptcy protection in 2014 – have felony convictions on their records.

DNC Fraud Suit Attorney Seeks PROTECTION Order After 3 Attorneys Associated With Wasserman Found Dead
Three high profile attorneys have been found dead in Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Florida district in the last two weeks, prompting the plaintiff in the massive DNC fraud lawsuit being held in Florida to request protection from the court for the plaintiffs, their witnesses and their families, Your News Wire reports.

Russia Sanctions And The Coming Crackdown On Americans
“… in my reading of the new Russia sanctions bill just signed by President Trump,there is a measure opening the door to a US government crackdown on some of the non-mainstream media…”

‘Inconvenient’ – Al Gore’s Home Devours 34 Times More Electricity Than Average U.S. Household
Gore’s hypocritical home energy use and “do as I say not as I do” lifestyle has plunged to embarrassing new depths.

Obama was great for the gun business — and Trump’s been terrible
The Obama years were a great time for the gun business. But since the election of Donald Trump as president and the resulting decline in fears over increased gun regulation, sales in the industry have plummeted. On Thursday, shares of gunmaker Sturm, Ruger & Co. (RGR) were down as much as 9% after reporting results Wednesday afternoon that missed expectations. In the second quarter, sales for the company were down 22% against the same period last year while profits fell 53%.

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Preparing for the next missile onslaught
From his office at the Kirya military headquarters in Tel Aviv, Brig.-Gen. Zvika Haimovich has a clear view of the skies he is charged with protecting. With the Middle East skies more crowded than ever and with Israel’s enemies acquiring new and advanced weaponry, the Israel Air Force and Haimovich, the Aerial Defense Division commander, are facing challenges they’ve never faced before.

China holds drill to shut down ‘harmful’ websites
China has carried out an internet drill to practise closing down websites the authorities consider to be harmful. State run media said Thursday’s exercise was also aimed at forcing internet data centres to hand over contact details of website owners. China already operates a strict internet censorship regime.

Venezuela opens disputed new constituent assembly
Venezuela’s controversial new assembly has opened despite fierce opposition at home and abroad. President Nicolás Maduro says the constituent assembly is needed to bring peace after months of crisis. But the opposition says the new body, which has the ability to rewrite the constitution, is a way for the president to cling to power.

Syria war: 2,000 IS fighters still in Raqqa – US envoy
Some 2,000 Islamic State (IS) militants remain in the Syrian city of Raqqa amid an offensive to recapture the group’s stronghold, a senior US official says. Brett McGurk, special envoy for the coalition against IS, says US-backed forces have seized about 45% of Raqqa since the operation started in June. He says the group is fighting for its own survival and that the militants are likely to die in the city.

Nearly 100 sex abuse suits against Catholic priests rock island of Guam
…An investigation by the USA TODAY Network’s Pacific Daily News unearthed allegations of decades of assault, manipulation and intimidation of children reared on this remote, predominantly Catholic U.S. territory. Among the accusations: a boy fondled on the way to his grandmother’s burial, and another molested for the first time on his seventh birthday, then raped or assaulted 100 more times.

Israel to build underground barrier on Sinai border
Israel is planning to construct a huge underground barrier on its southern border with Egypt and Gaza as a precautionary measure to stave off threats posed by ISIS terrorists seeking to infiltrate via the Sinai desert through tunnels. Expected to be complete within one-and-a-half years, the new barrier will set Israel back NIS 3.4 billion.

North Korea’s ‘No. 2’ official on 10-day visit to Iran that may signal wider military ties
Amid new U.S. sanctions, North Korea’s “No. 2” official began a 10-day visit to Iran on Thursday that could result in the two sides expanding their ties. Iran’s official IRNA news agency reported Kim Yong Nam, chairman of the Supreme Assembly of North Korea, arrived Thursday for the weekend inauguration ceremony for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Mission Creep: Mueller Grand Jury Fishing for Evidence Unrelated to Russian Interference Probe
Mainstream media reports…indicating that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has far outstripped the original parameters of his investigation and begun digging into President Donald Trump’s business dealings…sources close to the investigation told them they are hopeful “the web of financial ties could offer a more concrete path toward potential prosecution than the broader and murkier questions of collusion in the 2016 campaign.”


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Scientists, theologians ponder if latest biological findings are more compatible with religion
Waiting in the wings are new technologies such as genome editing, which can modify human genes to repair, enhance or customize human beings. Scientists in China are believed to have already genetically modified human embryos and the first known attempt to do so in the United States was reported this week (July 26).

New evidence of Lost City of Julias unearthed near Sea of Galilee
The ancient Roman Lost City of Julias – believed to be the birthplace of Jesus’ apostles Andrew, Peter and Philip – may have recently been unearthed after decades of searches by archeologists in the upper Jordan Valley, near a delta entering the Sea of Galilee. The discovery was made during excavations at Beit Habek, located in Bethsaida, near a nature reserve by the Arik Bridge…

With indictment in question, Likud politicians come swinging for Netanyahu
Likud ministers and members of Knesset took to the media Sunday morning in support of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following a weekend of dramatic developments in the police case that has him suspected of corruption and other criminal activities. Their main message…is that the prime minister has done nothing wrong and that calls for his ousting are politically motivated and an unlawful attempt to depose the government by non-democratic means.

North Korea: China urges neighbour to stop missile tests
China’s foreign minister has told his North Korean counterpart that Pyongyang should stop carrying out nuclear and missile tests, hours after fresh sanctions were agreed by the United Nations Security Council. Wang Yi said he urged Ri Yong-ho to abide by UN resolutions in a meeting on Sunday in the Philippines. He did not say how Mr Ri replied.

Syria war: 2,000 IS fighters still in Raqqa – US envoy
Some 2,000 Islamic State (IS) militants remain in the Syrian city of Raqqa amid an offensive to recapture the group’s stronghold, a senior US official says. Brett McGurk, special envoy for the coalition against IS, says US-backed forces have seized about 45% of Raqqa since the operation started in June. He says the group is fighting for its own survival and that the militants are likely to die in the city.

Iran nuclear deal: Rouhani warns US against ‘political suicide’
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned US President Donald Trump he risks political suicide if he scraps the nuclear deal with Tehran. At his swearing-in ceremony, Mr Rouhani said Iran would continue to abide by the terms of the deal as long as the other signatories do the same. The White House says Iran is complying with the deal but Mr Trump says Iran is violating its spirit.

Federal employees step up defiance of Trump
Government employees are growing increasingly willing to criticize or defy the White House and President Trump’s top appointees. A handful of current and former career staffers in the Interior Department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have openly shredded their superiors within the last several weeks, continuing a trend that has developed throughout the government over the course of Trump’s tenure in the Oval Office.

FBI takes over probe of bombing of Minnesota mosque
The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Saturday took over the investigation of an early-morning bombing of a mosque outside Minneapolis that caused no injuries. Anti-Muslim incidents have risen sharply in the United States over the past year, according to a review by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the Minneapolis area bomber.

Ongoing ‘Lucifer’ heat wave stifles large swath of Europe
No wonder it’s been dubbed “Lucifer.” A relentless heat wave that gripped parts of Europe this week has sent temperatures soaring to record highs for several days, causing at least two deaths and prompting authorities to issue severe weather warnings.

California Has 11 Counties With More Registered Voters Than Voting-Age Citizens
“…the number of registered voters now stands at a number that is a whopping 144% of the total number of resident citizens of voting age…”

Abbas vows to keep up financial pressure on Hamas
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas pledged Saturday to keep cutting support payments for Hamas-ruled Gaza despite what he said was US criticism of such tactics.

UK ready to pay up to 40 billion euros to leave EU
Britain is prepared to pay up to 40 billion euros ($47 billion) as part of a deal to leave the European Union, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported, citing three unnamed sources familiar with Britain’s negotiating strategy.

McMaster: U.S. Preparing For “Preventive War” With North Korea
“What you’re asking is– is are we preparing plans for a preventive war, right? A war that would prevent North Korea from threatening the United States with a nuclear weapon. And the president’s been very clear about it. He said he’s not gonna tolerate North Korea being able to threaten the United States. So of course, we have to provide all options to do that. And that includes a military option.”

We Did It! America Created 1 Million Jobs in Trump’s First Six Months
…Many economists thought that job creation would slow this year after jobs surged in the final two years of the Obama administration. Falling unemployment and an aging population were expected to slow down monthly payroll growth to between 125,00 to 150,000 on average.

Former DNI James Clapper Says He and Susan Rice Both ‘Did Unmaskings’
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper admitted on CNN that he has unmasked Americans during his time under the Obama administration, and defended doing so.

1400-Quake Swarm Prompts Question “If Yellowstone Erupted, What Would Be Left?”
Yellowstone volcano has been struck by 1,400 earthquakes in recent weeks, leading to fears that the supervolcano is ready to blow and wipe out life on Earth.



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Has Rabbi Schneerson been resurrected?
Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, a leader in the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, died in 1994. But some of his followers claimed he was the Messiah and would eventually return from the dead. Now, Zev Porat, a Messianic Jewish Rabbi who preaches the Gospel, claims just such a movement is underway in his homeland of Israel.

Mexico preps for hurricane as Tropical Storm Franklin gathers strength
Mexico issued a hurricane watch as Tropical Storm Franklin organized near the Yucatan Peninsula and headed westward toward the mainland. On Monday morning, Franklin’s center was about 285 miles east-southeast of Chetumal, Mexico, and moving at about 10 to 15 mph.

As short sellers target Chinese companies in Hong Kong, hostility mounts
Short sellers are increasingly targeting Hong Kong-listed Chinese companies they allege have committed accounting tricks, market manipulation and fraud. And that’s despite mounting hostility faced by investors who bet against stocks. This year, there have been nine campaigns by short sellers against Hong Kong-listed companies as of mid-July, a record for the period, according to data from Activist Insight.

Aide turned state’s witness: ‘I did not rat out Netanyahu’
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s former chief of staff, Ari Harow, who turned state’s witness on Friday, told his associates that he did not turn his back on Netanyahu, and that he does not believe his actions were criminal…“It is not that I broke the law with Netanyahu and now I am looking for a way to blame it on him so I can get away with it.

China media stress limits to North Korea sanctions, slam U.S. ‘arrogance’
Chinese state media on Monday stressed the limits of new United Nations sanctions on North Korea, and also slammed the United States for its “arrogance”, saying Washington needed to understand it also has a role in lessening tensions. The United Nations Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Saturday that could slash its $3 billion annual export revenue by a third.

Japanese people practising nuclear attack drills
So far this year North Korea has carried out 14 missile tests, all of them fired towards the coast of Japan. Now for the first time in more than 70 years villagers along the north-west coast of Japan are being ordered to take part in air raid drills.

Russia aims to cut dependence on U.S. payment systems – RIA
Russia will speed up work on reducing its dependence on U.S. payment systems and the dollar as a settling currency in response to U.S. sanctions, RIA new agency cited Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on Monday. “We will of course intensify work related to import substitution, reduction of dependence on U.S. payment systems, on the dollar as a settling currency and so on. It is becoming a vital need,” Ryabkov was quoted as saying.

Hackers now target more than one bank every week with 89 being hit last year
Computer hackers carried out at least one cyber-attack against banks and other lenders every week last year. Figures from the Financial Conduct Authority, the City watchdog, showed there were 89 attacks against firms it regulates last year, compared with five in 2014. The massive surge came as the country’s biggest banks were accused of covering up the threat to customers in an attempt to protect their reputations.

Spurred by Trump, States Battle Sanctuary Cities
…A growing number of proposed state laws designed to crack down on sanctuary cities are putting local leaders in those municipalities on the defensive, forcing many to fight off measures they say could cripple their crime-fighting abilities and threaten economic growth.

Artificial Intelligence will lead to the human soul, not destroy it
Elon Musk famously equated Artifical Intelligence with “summoning the demon” and sounds the alarm that AI is advancing faster than anyone realizes, posing an existential threat to humanity…In fact, in a purely physical world, fully-realized AI should be recognized as the appropriate outcome of natural selection; we humans should benefit from it while we can. After all, sooner or later, humanity will cease to exist…

Australia, Japan, U.S. call for South China Sea code to be legally binding
Australia, Japan and the United States on Monday urged Southeast Asia and China to ensure that a South China Sea code of conduct they have committed to draw up will be legally binding and said they strongly opposed “coercive unilateral actions”. The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China should establish a set of rules that were “legally binding, meaningful, effective, and consistent with international law,”…

To Ascend the Mount, or Not, That is the Question
Last week, a record number of Israelis visited the Temple Mount. According to some sources, more than 1,200 Jews entered the holy site to mark the fast of Tisha b’Av, which commemorates the destruction of the Temple. Hundreds more were not allowed in because, unlike Muslims, Jews can enter the Temple Mount for only four hours a day through a single gate equipped with metal detectors.

Stones thrown at Israeli Police near Temple Mount
Three Arab Israelis were arrested on Sunday evening for throwing stones at police officers near the Chain Gate of the Temple Mount compound in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Tillerson: US to respond to Russia’s ouster of diplomats
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday the U.S. will respond by Sept. 1 to Russia’s move to make a major cut in American diplomatic staff in response to former President Barack Obama’s decision to expel Russian diplomats for Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

North Korea vows ‘thousands-fold’ revenge in response to United Nations sanctions
North Korea vowed Monday to strike the U.S. with “thousands-fold” revenge after the United Nations imposed new sanctions in response to a recent intercontinental ballistic missile launch from the rogue regime. The dictatorship’s official KCNA news agency described the recent sanctions as “crimes” that were a “violent violation of our sovereignty” and a “heinous plot to isolate and stifle” the communist country.

PA Hysterical Over Possibility of Israeli Seat at UN Security Council
“Sanctions should be imposed on Israel and it should be prosecuted for its crimes, not chosen as member of the Security Council,” Majdalani said.

China Considering Military Action Against India: Report
Two combative articles published in China’s state-run Global Times newspaper have raised fears of military clashes in the disputed Doklam region that lies at the junction between China, Bhutan and India.

The Stock Market Keeps Breaking New Records While Mainstream Media Focuses on ‘Chaos’ Mainstream media news broadcasts have been mostly silent on the stock market’s historical milestones that have occurred during the first few months of the Trump presidency.

Pruitt: Obama EPA ‘Failed’ to ‘Protect the Environment’ Following Devastating Colorado Gold King Mine Spill
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt visited the site of the devastating Gold King Mine spill in Colorado that spilled 3 million gallons of contaminated mine water into the Cement Creek and Animas River, saying the Obama EPA “failed” at its mission to protect the environment.

McMaster Worked at Think Tank Backed by Soros-Funded Group that Helped Obama Sell Iran Nuclear Deal
White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster served at a UK-based think tank financed by a controversial, George Soros-funded group identified by the Obama White House as central in helping to sell the Iran nuclear deal to the public and news media.

Illinois Makes “Barack Obama Day” State Holiday
Former President Barack Obama got a special present for his birthday this year: his very own holiday. According to NBC Chicago, on Friday Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law a measure to designate Aug. 4 as “Barack Obama Day” across the state. The holiday will be celebrated each year on Obama’s birthday beginning in 2018.

Judge Jeanine Posts Epic Rant: “[Dems] Lie, Steal, Cheat And Continue To Get Away With It”
“Hillary Clinton’s case needs to be brought to a grand jury immediately. She needs to be prosecuted for destroying and concealing subpoenaed property and the emails.” “I don’t wanna hear ‘Hillary’s a good woman,’ she’s not! While we play by the rules they lie, steal, cheat and continue to get away with it. Because we let them.”

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Democratic Socialists of America Endorse BDS, Call for Israel’s Destruction
America’s largest socialist organization overwhelmingly voted to support the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement at its biannual convention in Chicago on Saturday. The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) conveniently held its convention on the Jewish Sabbath, when no observant Jews would be able to appear or protest. After the vote, which passed by 90 percent, was met with wild applause, the crowd of DSA attendees began to chant a popular genocidal slogan of the pro-Palestinian movement, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”

‘Being black doesn’t give you license to call everyone racist’
Prominent American jurist Alan Dershowitz slams Democratic congresswoman Maxine Waters after she accuses him of racism. Dershowitz, a life-long Democrat who backed Hillary Clinton in 2016, pushed back on Sunday, calling Waters’ accusation outrageous, adding the congresswoman “ought to be ashamed of herself.”

The spiritual crisis of post modern, Western society
The tone of political discourse in America and Europe has become so polarized, embittered and volatile that it conveys a grave sense of deep anxiety and loses of national self confidence and direction. Similarly, for the first time in human history, America and Western Europe are suffering from negative fertility rates, meaning that they find themselves in a slow process of national suicide, whose end will be the extinction of thousand year old national heritages.

Damascus under reconstruction for upcoming international fair
This has been the largest construction project for the city since the Syrian civil war broke out more than six years ago. Major streets and buildings in Damascus have been undergoing renovation and reconstruction in recent weeks as the Syrian capital gears up to host the 59th Damascus International Fair later this month.

5.3 magnitude earthquake rocks Turkish coastal town
An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 shook southwestern Turkey near the Aegean coastal town of Bodrum on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said. It was not immediately clear whether anyone was injured. The quake struck some 15 kilometers (about 9 miles) southeast of Bodrum, the USGS said.

King Abdullah’s Ramallah visit sends a message to multiple audiences
By making a quick but rare trip to Ramallah on Monday, Jordan’s King Abdullah II sent a message to several different audiences at the same time…Since Abdullah’s visits to the area are quite rare, that he went to Ramallah and not to Israel was a demonstrative act showing Jerusalem that, following the Temple Mount crisis and the incident at the Israeli Embassy in Jordan, it is “not the right time to come to Israel,”…

Iraq Shia militia ‘lose dozens in attack’
Dozens of Shia militiamen have been killed in an attack in Iraq close to the border with Syria, reports say. There are conflicting accounts as to what happened. The group said US aircraft were to blame, though the US-led coalition denied this. So-called Islamic State (IS) has said it killed scores of Iraqi troops in an ambush in the area.

Americans now have the highest credit-card debt in U.S. history
American consumers just hit a scary milestone. They now collectively have the most outstanding revolving debt — often summarized as credit card debt — in U.S. history, according to a report Monday released by the Federal Reserve. Americans had $1.021 trillion in outstanding revolving credit in June 2017. This beats the previous record in April 2008, when consumers had a collective $1.02 trillion in outstanding credit revolving credit.

Prof lets students choose own grades for ‘stress reduction
A University of Georgia professor has adopted a “stress reduction policy” that will allow students to select their own grades if they “feel unduly stressed” by the ones they earned. According to online course syllabi for two of Dr. Richard Watson’s fall business courses, he has introduced the policy because “emotional reactions to stressful situations can have profound consequences for all involved.”

Turkish tourist resort is hit by another earthquake after powerful quake triggered a tsunami two weeks ago
A Turkish tourist resort has been hit by another earthquake two weeks after a powerful tremor triggered a tsunami in the area. An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 shook the southwestern Turkish town of Bodrum this morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It was not immediately clear whether there were any injuries. The quake struck some about 9 miles southeast of the Aegean coastal town of Bodrum, the USGS said.

U.S. May Begin Airstrikes Against ISIS in Philippines
The Pentagon is considering a plan that allows the U.S. military to conduct airstrikes on ISIS in the Philippines, two defense officials told NBC News. The authority to strike ISIS targets as part of collective self-defense could be granted as part of an official military operation that may be named as early as Tuesday, said the officials. The strikes would likely be conducted by armed drones.

China holds wargames as North Korea tensions spike
The Chinese navy and air force flexed their muscles in live-fire drills in seas adjacent to the Korean Peninsula, the defence ministry said, amid regional tensions over North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weaponry. The “large-scale” exercises were being conducted in the seas and skies off China’s east coast in the Yellow Sea and Bohai Gulf, and included the firing of dozens of missiles, a notice posted late Monday on the Ministry of Defence website said.

US spy satellites detect North Korea moving anti-ship cruise missiles to patrol boat
Despite the United States’ insistence that North Korea halt its missile tests, U.S. spy agencies detected the rogue communist regime loading two anti-ship cruise missiles on a patrol boat on the country’s east coast just days ago. It’s the first time these missiles have been deployed on this type of platform since 2014, U.S. officials with knowledge of the latest intelligence in the region told Fox News on Monday.

US urges UN force in Lebanon to prevent Hezbollah weapons
US Ambassador Nikki Haley urged the UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon on Monday to step up efforts to prevent the spread of illegal arms in the south, which she said “are almost entirely in the hands of Hezbollah terrorists.” Haley made clear…that the United States is seeking “significant improvements” to the UN force, known as UNIFIL (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon), when the UN Security Council renews its mandate…

Marijuana devastated Colorado, don’t legalize it nationally
Last week, Senator Cory Booker introduced the Marijuana Justice Act in an effort to legalize marijuana across the nation and penalize local communities that want nothing to do with this dangerous drug. This is the furthest reaching marijuana legalization effort to date and marks another sad moment in our nation’s embrace of a drug that will have generational consequences.

Transgender ‘Rainbow Day Camp’
A transgender day camp for kids ages four through twelve in California is boasting triple enrollment since its founding three years ago, reported the Associated Press.

Obama Addresses Kenyan Election Before Trump
Former President Barack Obama issued a statement on Monday urging Kenyan voters to reject violence and embrace an “inclusive democracy” ahead of Tuesday’s election. Obama issued his statement even though President Trump has not yet weighed in publicly on Kenya’s election.

TRAITOR: Trump’s National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster Revealed To Be George Soros Plant From Obama Era
EDITOR’S NOTE: President Trump’s administration has been plagued by leaks and other problems because his administration is filled with people loyal to Barack Obama and George Soros. Such is the case with his National Security Advisor, H.R. McMaster, an Obama loyalist who has deep ties to New World Order puppet-master, George Soros. The swamp has reached your bathtub, Mr. President, you better start draining a little bit faster.

DOJ Releases Emails Comey’s FBI Said ‘Did Not Exist’
The Department of Justice has quietly released emails that former director, James Comey’s FBI claimed did not exist. Among media blackout, and as silently as possible, the government released over 400 pages of emails related to the infamous private meeting between Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch.

Trump Launches ‘Real News’ Broadcast; Fake Media Goes Nuts
President Trump posted a video to social media Sunday of a ‘real news’ broadcast highlighting positive stories concerning the administration, and it has triggered detractors, especially those working for what The President refers to as the ‘fake’ media.

Fears North Korea could steal RADIOACTIVE water to make nuclear weapons
FEARS have been raised North Korea could dredge the waters around Japan as the crisis-hit company behind ********* plans to dump one million tonnes of radioactive waste into the ocean – including a rare ingredient needed for nuclear weapons.

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Disney Makes History With Its First-Ever Female Cartoon Couple Voiced by Two Lesbian Actresses
The Disney Channel aired a groundbreaking episode of the Irish animated children’s TV series Doc McStuffins which featured a same-sex female couple voiced by lesbian actresses Portia de Rossi and Wanda Sykes. The episode marks the second time that Disney’s broadcast cable channel has presented a same-sex couple in its animated programming.

The Latest: Canada sends soldiers to migrant border crossing
Thousands of migrants are fleeing the United States for Canada via a remote back road in upstate New York. The Canadians arrest the migrants as soon as they step across the border. But the migrants prefer to take a chance by seeking asylum in Canada rather than risk being deported from the United States. Canadian police have set up a reception center on their side of the border. It includes tents where migrants are processed before they are turned over to the government agency that handles their applications for refuge.

Hillary Wants to Preach
Hillary Clinton wants to preach. That’s what she told Bill Shillady, her longtime pastor, at a recent photo shoot for his new book about the daily devotionals he sent her during the 2016 campaign. Scattered bits of reporting suggest that ministry has always been a secret dream of the two-time presidential candidate: Last fall, the former Newsweek editor Kenneth Woodward revealed that Clinton told him in 1994 that she thought “all the time” about becoming an ordained Methodist minister.

Powerful earthquake kills at least 19 in China, hundreds injured
At least 19 people were killed and 247 more injured late Tuesday after a powerful earthquake struck a popular tourist area in southwest China, according to state media. Of those hurt, about 40 are in a serious condition, state news agency Xinhua reported.The quake struck Jiuzhaigou County in China’s southwestern Sichuan Province late on Tuesday night.

Italian military attacked by Muslim invaders in Naples
“Military men were surrounded and assaulted by a group of immigrants to prevent an arrest.”

Guam’s worries grow as tensions rise between US, North Korea
Residents of the tiny Pacific island of Guam say they’re afraid of being caught in the middle of escalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea after Pyongyang announced it was examining plans for attacking the strategically important U.S. territory.

Temple Institute Hosts Conference of Wine Experts to Reinstate Temple Wine
The Temple Institute and the School for Temple Knowledge held an “Alpha Wine” conference to investigate all aspects of wine, theoretical and practical, as they pertain to Third Temple. The conference paved the way for the production of wine suitable to be used in the Temple service, adhering to the laws concerning the growing and production of what Jewish tradition states is the best wine possible.

US Aligning With Hezbollah and Assad in Lebanon Could Be Unholy Pre-Magog Alliance: Political Expert
American troops are en route to Lebanon to take their place in an unlikely alliance with terror group Hezbollah and the regime of Syrian President Bashar al Assad in a development that one prominent rabbi and a noted expert on Middle Eastern politics agree could be the final stage preceding the War of Gog and Magog.

1,000 Jews Pray at Joseph’s Tomb on Holiday of Love; Arab Media Decries Settlers’ Attack
An estimated 1,000 Jews arrived on Monday night for an overnight prayer vigil at the Tomb of Joseph adjacent to the Biblical city of Shechem (Nablus). The gathering, intended to celebrate Tu B’Av, the Jewish holiday of love, was described in Palestinian media as a military onslaught in which, “Talmudic rituals … caused clashes with the Palestinian locals”.

Nagasaki marks anniversary of bombing amid US-North Korea nuclear tensions
Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue said the fear of another bomb attack is not in the distant future and urged nuclear states to abandon their weapons. He criticized Japan’s national government, being under the U.S. nuclear umbrella, for not contributing to the U.N. nuclear arms ban treaty.

Thousands expected at mass rally for beleaguered Netanyahu
More than 3,000 people are expected to attend a mass rally on Wednesday night at the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds in support of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu amid his efforts to deal with multiple criminal investigations. Buses will take people to the rally from Haifa, Netanya, Beersheba, Ashkelon and Ashdod. The Likud will be spending between NIS 300,000 and NIS 500,000 on the rally, sparing no expense to put on a show of force.

Six French soldiers injured in ‘deliberate act’ outside Paris
A car rammed into a group of soldiers in a Parisian suburb on Wednesday, injuring six before speeding off in what its mayor called a deliberate act. evallois-Perret Mayor Patrick Balkany said the car, a BMW, was parked in an alley before it accelerated into the soldiers as they left their barracks to go on patrol duty. Police said two of the six were seriously injured.

Cape Verde will keep voting against Israel, says president
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejoiced too soon: Cape Verde, it turns out, will continue to vote against Israel in international fora. Cape Verde’s President Jorge Carlos Fonseca issued a statement late Tuesday evening denying that – as Netanyahu said on two different occasions over the last week – the small island state off the coast of west Africa had pledged not to vote against Israel at the UN.

IDF strikes Hamas targets following Gaza rocket attack
The Israeli Air Force targeted two Hamas posts on the northern Gaza Strip late Tuesday night following an earlier rocket attack from the Hamas-controlled territory, according to the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit. “Israel holds the terrorist organization solely responsible for activities on the Strip,” stated the IDF after the strike…Recently acquired F-35 stealth fighter jets were reportedly used in the strike.

North Korea ‘considering missile strike on US Guam base’
The North’s official news agency said it was considering a plan to fire medium-to-long-range rockets at Guam, where US strategic bombers are based. It quoted an earlier military statement from Tuesday. President Donald Trump threatened Pyongyang with “fire and fury” on the same day. The exchanges mark a sharp rise in rhetoric between the two countries.

Deadly earthquake strikes China’s Sichuan province
A 7.0 magnitude earthquake has killed at least 13 people and injured scores more in China’s south-western province of Sichuan. The quake struck in the sparsely populated north of Sichuan, the US Geological Survey said. Some reports suggest the death toll could grow. The epicentre was close to an area popular with tourists.

Venezuela’s new assembly declares itself all-powerful
The new constitutional assembly assumed even more power in Venezuela by declaring itself as the superior body to all other governmental institutions, including the opposition-controlled congress. That decree came Tuesday just hours after the assembly delegates took control of a legislative chamber and put up pictures of the late President Hugo Chavez, who installed Venezuela’s socialist system.

‘Blood moon’ lights up the night sky in spectacular prequel to solar eclipse
A blood red moon lit up the night’s sky in many parts of the world during a partial lunar eclipse on Monday. The spectacular sight was best-viewed in the Indian Subcontinent where it glowed over buildings for hours. But striking images were also captured in locations as diverse as Poland, Indonesia and Spain. The moon passed through the Earth’s shadow exactly two weeks ahead of the highly anticipated solar eclipse on August 21.

Record Number Of Dallas Police Officers Quit In July Amid Ongoing Pension Crisis
“We’re losing some of our most experienced detectives: The investigator you want to come out and solve that homicide, that you need to come out and solve that sexual assault.”

Bombshell Exclusive: Intelligence Agency Caught McMaster Briefing Soros on White House Takeover
“I have confirmed from sources from inside the White House, the Israeli government and Israeli intelligence that the Israelis have intercepted email communications from General McMaster to George Soros, informing him of everything that’s going on inside the White House,” reported Infowars correspondent Roger Stone. “…I have double checked this with two different sources very high up in Israeli intelligence, and I actually expect the Israeli ambassador to the US to confirm this.”

Ouch! Even Church of Satan Does Not Want Hillary Clinton as Preacher
The Atlantic reported on Monday that Hillary Clinton is thinking about becoming a preacher. Does anyone really see Hillary as an ordained minister? Well one group has already rejected her application to preach to the faithful. The Church of Satan rejected her as a high priestess. After tweeting out earlier today that Hillary Clinton was looking to become a preacher Twitter user Okayred tweeted that Hillary was already running the church of satan.

N.C. Pride Parade Rescheduled To Accomodate Yom Kippur … When Jews Read That Un-P.C. “Abomination” Part of Leviticus
Organizers of North Carolina’s gay pride parade and festival have altered their schedule in order to attempt to resolve a conflict related to the annual event’s this year falling on the date on the calendar which conincides with Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur, the Jewish “Day of Atonement,” is Judaism’s holiest day.

Vladimir The Great Sums Up Pope Francis The Fake!
…The Russian President’s statement came on a visit to the Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Kronstadt. Mr. Putin succinctly sums up what Pope Francis is not: “If you look around at what he (the Pope) says it’s clear that he is not a man of God. At least not the Christian God, not the God of the Bible.”

Read The 49 Page George Soros Playbook To ‘Take Out Trump’ Just Published By Marxist Attack Group Media Matters
EDITOR’S NOTE: In the 1950’s, even just a passing whiff of the idea that you were somehow connected in any way to a Socialist, Communist or Marxist group meant the death of your career by being put on a “do not hire” blacklist. But in 2017, Socialism, Communism and Marxism have combined under one roof in the George Soros big money tent, and their target is the assassination – virtual or actual – of a duly elected American president. The name of this group is Media Matters, and they are the mouthpiece of the Democrat Party. Welcome to the new civil war.

Obama’s EPA Brushed Aside Evidence They May Have Been Relying On Fabricated Data For 25 Years
…Toxicologist Albert Donnay says he’s found evidence a 1989 study commissioned by EPA on the health effects of carbon monoxide, which, if true, could call into question 25 years of regulations and billions of dollars on catalytic converters for automobiles. “They claimed to find an effect when there wasn’t one,” Donnay told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “They even fabricated the methods they used to get their results.”

Democratic Socialists Vote to Boycott Israel at National Convention — Then Chant For Israel’s Elimination
On Saturday, in Chicago, the Democratic Socialists of America voted to approve a motion endorsing the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel.


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Pentagon Unveils Plan For “Pre-Emptive Strike” On North Korea
The Pentagon has prepared a specific plan for a “pre-emptive strike” on North Korea’s missile and nuclear sites should President Trump order such an attack. “Of all the military options … [President Trump] could consider, this would be one of the two or three that would at least have the possibility of not escalating the situation.”

Children as Young as Five Expelled from School for ‘Sexual Misconduct’
More than 700 children, some as young as five, have been temporarily excluded or expelled from English schools for ‘sexual misconduct’ including sexual assault, “lewd” behaviour, and watching pornography.

Obama administration knew about North Korea’s miniaturized nukes
Tuesday’s bombshell Washington Post story that the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has determined North Korea is capable of constructing miniaturized nuclear weapons that could be used as warheads for missiles – possibly ICBMs – left out a crucial fact: DIA actually concluded this in 2013. The Post also failed to mention that the Obama administration tried to downplay and discredit this report at the time.

Study Warns Of Binge-Drinking “Crisis” As Alcoholism Rates Spike 49%
The opioid epidemic isn’t the only public-health crisis plaguing the US. Americans are hitting the bottle harder than ever, according to a new study published by JAMA Psychiatry, posing new challenges for the US’s strained health-care system as local hospitals and first responders struggle with the spike in substance-abuse related maladies, including overdoses and alcohol poisoning that warrant urgent care.

Bizarre Clouds Form a ‘Vortex’ Over Finland
A mesmerizing cloud which appeared as a huge round hole in the sky captivated onlookers in Helsinki, Finland. The incredible phenomenon was spotted in Finnish skies on Wednesday morning and snapped by locals who shared pictures of the stunning formation on social media.

12 Critical Events That Are Going To Happen Over A 40 Day Period From August 21st To September 30th
We are about to witness an extremely unusual convergence of events that many believe could represent a major turning point for our nation. By now you have probably heard that on August 21st a total solar eclipse will move across the entire continental United States for the first time in decades. In fact, we have not seen a total solar eclipse cross from the west coast to the east coast in 99 years. And it will be the very first total solar eclipse that is only visible in this country since the United States first became a nation. Starting with that event, there is going to be a whole lot going on until we reach the end of September. The following are 12 critical events that are going to happen over a 40 day period from August 21st to September 30th…

In Escalating Standoff, Indian Army Orders People Near Chinese Border To Vacate Village
In the latest escalation between two nuclear powers (aside for the US and North Korea of course), the Indian Army has ordered the evacuation of a village close to the Doklam India-Bhutan-China tri-junction amid to a standoff between Indian and Chinese solders, India’s News 18 reports.

“King’s Bathhouse” River Suddenly Turns Biblically Blood-Red, Killing Fish
A graphic reminder of the Biblical plagues that struck Egypt suddenly appeared on Monday in Indonesia when the normally pristine Bah Bolon River, a source of life-giving water for irrigation and drinking, turned bright blood-red. The river, normally teeming with life, became choked with dead fish.

Japan ready to protect Guam, defense minister says
In the event of a North Korean nuclear attack on Guam, Japan’s new defense minister said Thursday that his country’s military could shoot down the missiles before they reach the U.S. territory. In such a scenario, Japan has the right to activate its Aegis destroyer missile defense system, Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said during a session of the National Diet, Japan’s parliament.

Palestinian ‘taught to hate Israel’ turns Zionist
convert Sandra Solomon from Ramallah recalls jubilation in Arab society during the intifada ‘even when children were killed’; says prevalence of hateful education and vilification of Israel convinces her ‘Palestinians don’t want peace.’

Study: Murder and suicide 10 times deadlier than war in the Middle East
Wars were responsible for only a fraction of violent deaths in the Middle East. The study – which surveyed 22 eastern Mediterranean countries, including Afghanistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Syria – reported that murder and suicide were responsible for 1.4 million deaths in 2015.

Liberal US rabbis call on Israel to lift travel ban on BDS leaders
More than 200 rabbis from the liberal movements of American Judaism signed a letter opposing Israel’s travel ban on leaders of the boycott movement against Israel. The rabbis signing Wednesday’s letter were responding to an incident last month in which Rabbi Alissa Wise of Jewish Voice for Peace, which supports the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, was prevented from boarding an Israel-bound airplane leaving Dulles Airport in Washington, DC.

Underground barrier with Gaza to extend into the sea
The underground barrier designed to prevent tunnels from crossing into Israel from Gaza will stretch into the Mediterranean to stave off Hamas infiltration by sea. During Operation Protective Edge in 2014, five Hamas frogmen (naval commandos) tried to infiltrate Kibbutz Zikim before they were engaged and killed by the IDF. Hamas has significantly expanded their naval commando unit in the three years since the last conflict, with a reported 1,500 frogmen.

Archeologists find 2,000-year-old rare stone vessel used in Jewish rituals
A rare 2,000-year-old workshop for the production of chalkstone vessels, dating to the Roman period, was recently unearthed by archeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority during excavations at Reina, in the Lower Galilee. The excavations took place in a small cave in which researchers found thousands of chalkstone cores and other types of production waste, including fragments of stone mugs and bowls in various stages of production, the Authority said Thursday.

North Korea Guam missile strike plan ‘ready by mid-August’
North Korea says a plan that could see it fire four missiles near the US territory of Guam will be ready in a matter of days. State media said Hwasong-12 rockets would pass over Japan and land in the sea about 30km (17 miles) from Guam, if the plan was approved by Kim Jong-un. It denounced Donald Trump’s warnings of “fire and fury” and said the US leader was “bereft of reason”.

Mystery as US expels two Cuban diplomats
Washington has expelled two Cuban diplomats after US embassy staff in Havana suffered mysterious physical symptoms, the US state department said. It was not immediately clear what had happened, with spokeswoman Heather Nauert saying there were no “definitive answers about the source or cause”. One government official quoted by Reuters said that some staff had suffered hearing loss.

Unarmed Russian Air Force jet overflies the Pentagon, Capitol, CIA
An unarmed Russian Air Force aircraft overflew the US Capitol, the Pentagon, Central Intelligence Agency and Joint Base Andrews at low altitude on Wednesday as part of a longstanding treaty that allows the militaries of the United States and Russia to observe the other from the air… The flight was part of the Treaty on Open Skies, which allows military aircraft from the United States and Russia and other nations to…observe military sites of the 34 signatory nations.

China Focus: China’s satellite sends unbreakable cipher from space
Chinese scientists have become the first to realize quantum key distribution from a satellite to the ground, laying the foundation for building a hack-proof global quantum communication network. The achievement based on experiments conducted with the world’ s first quantum satellite, Quantum Experiments at Space Scale (QUESS), was published in the authoritative academic journal Nature on Thursday.

You will get chipped — eventually
You will get chipped. It’s just a matter of time. In the aftermath of a Wisconsin firm embedding microchips in employees last week to ditch company badges and corporate logons, the Internet has entered into full-throated debate. Religious activists are so appalled, they’ve been penning nasty 1-star reviews of the company, Three Square Market, on Google, Glassdoor and social media.

China seethes on sidelines amid latest North Korea crisis
Angered as the United States and its allies ignore Chinese calls to calm tensions over North Korea, and distracted by domestic concerns, China is largely sitting out the latest crisis with nuclear-armed Pyongyang. While a conflict on the Korean peninsula would affect China, and in worst-case scenarios unleash a radioactive cloud or waves of refugees into its northeast, Beijing has kept a low profile as tension has escalated in recent days.

A “Furious” North Korea Threatens “Simultaneous Strike” On Guam By Mid-August
An “infuriated” North Korea said that President Trump’s warning of “fire and fury” if it threatens the U.S. is a “load of nonsense”, warned that “only absolute force” can work on someone as “bereft of reason” as Trump, and vowed to continue plans to nuke Guam.

Sen. Johnson suggests McCain’s brain tumor affected health care vote
A Republican senator suggested Tuesday that Sen. John McCain’s brain tumor may have contributed to his decisive “no” vote on the Senate health care bill last month. The Republican senator, Ron Johnson, R-Wis., later said he was disappointed in how he had expressed himself.

This Is The Closest That The U.S. Has Been To Nuclear War Since The Cuban Missile Crisis
Are we on the verge of a nuclear war with North Korea? Most Americans appear to be completely oblivious to the seriousness of this crisis…

“Black Sky Event”: Feds Preparing For Widespread Power Outages Across U.S.
Federal government agencies are preparing for the possibility of “widespread power outages” across the U.S. as a result of a “black sky” event that could “bring society to its knees”. An exercise sponsored by FEMA and the U.S. Department of Energy set to take place on August 23 called EarthEX2017 will wargame responses to catastrophes such as mega earthquakes, cyber terrorism or high altitude electromagnetic pulse attacks.

********* Scientists: Days Of Eating Fish From The Ocean Are OVER
Scientist say there is no ‘safe level ‘radiation’…Radiation from the ********* power plant has been continually leaking since the meltdown as such a catastrophic level, scientists are claiming days of eating fish from the Pacific ocean could be over. Scientists have claimed that TEPCO, the company who is in charge of monitoring the plant, has admitted radiation has been leaking into the Pacific Ocean none stop for the past six years.

Anne Graham Lotz Warns of God’s Judgment After Great American Eclipse
…”The warning is triggered by the total solar eclipse of Aug. 21, nicknamed America’s Eclipse. For the first time in almost 100 years, a total solar eclipse will be seen from coast to coast in our nation,” she wrote. “People are preparing to mark this significant event with viewing parties at exclusive prime sites. The celebratory nature regarding the eclipse brings to my mind the Babylonian King Belshazzar who threw a drunken feast the night the Medes and Persians crept under the city gate.”

From Coke To Coors: Philly Soda Tax Leading To Alcoholism As Beer Now Cheaper Than Soda
“Purchases of beer are also now less expensive than nonalcoholic beverages subject to the tax in the city. Empirical evidence from a 2012 journal article suggests that soda taxes can push consumers to alcohol, meaning it is likely the case that consumers are switching to alcoholic beverages as a result of the tax.”


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Trump Appoints More Judges in 200 Days Than Obama, Bush, Clinton
President Donald Trump has moved quickly in trying to fill federal court vacancies, outpacing his immediate predecessors during the first 200 days in office in circuit and district court appointments.

EU army comes FORTH: Calls for pan-European military training across EU nations
THE EU army is one step closer closer after a senior European Union chief called for the creation of Euro-wide military academy along the lines of Sandhurst.

Statue of Chinese god stokes tension in Muslim-majority Indonesia
Indonesia has urged officials to stand up to mob pressure after Muslim and nationalist protesters called for a 30-metre-tall (100-ft-) statue of a Chinese deity erected in a temple complex in an East Java town to be torn down. The brightly-painted statue of Guan Yu, a former general who is worshipped by some Chinese, was inaugurated in July in a temple complex in the fishing town of Tuban and is claimed to be Southeast Asia’s tallest such representation of the deity.

Trump: military solutions “locked and loaded” against North Korea threat
US President Donald Trump issued another warning to North Korea on Friday with a reference to American weapons as being “locked and loaded.” “Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path!” Trump wrote on Twitter, a day after his defense secretary said the United States was ready to counter any threat from Pyongyang.

Magnitude 6.6 quake hits Philippines’ Luzon island, jolts buildings
An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 hit the Philippines’ northern island of Luzon on Friday and was felt in the capital Manila, shaking buildings and forcing the evacuation of offices and schools. There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries in the earthquake,

Deputy Mayor of Frankfurt seeks to ban ‘deeply antisemitic’ BDS
The deputy mayor of Frankfurt, Uwe Becker, submitted a bill on Wednesday that would ban municipal funds and space being used for activities that aim to boycott Israel. Becker, a leading German political voice against antisemitism, said, “The BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement with its messages uses the same language the National Socialists once used to express: ‘Don’t buy from Jews!’”

Migrant crisis: Spain arrivals triple compared with 2016
Three times as many migrants have arrived in Spain so far this year compared to the same period in 2016, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) says. It means the number of sea arrivals in Spain – at 8,385 – could overtake Greece, which has had 11,713 people. The shift may be because migrants are finding the Spanish route safer.

North Korea: US diplomacy is gaining results, says Mattis
US Defence Secretary James Mattis has said America still hopes to solve the North Korea crisis using diplomacy. After days of fiery rhetoric from both the US and North Korea, Mr Mattis said war would be “catastrophic” and that diplomacy was gaining results. Pyongyang on Thursday announced it was finalising a plan to fire four missiles near the US territory of Guam.

Australia ‘would aid’ US in event of North Korea attack
Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull has said his nation is prepared to join a conflict against North Korea if the United States comes under attack. Pyongyang said on Wednesday it had a plan to fire four missiles near the US territory of Guam. US President Donald Trump warned North Korea it should be “very, very nervous” if it does anything to the US.

GM pigs take step to being organ donors
The most genetically modified animals in existence have been created to help end a shortage of organs for transplant, say US researchers. The scientists successfully rid 37 pigs of viruses hiding in their DNA, overcoming one of the big barriers to transplanting pig organs to people. The team at eGenesis admits preventing pig organs from being rejected by the human body remains a huge challenge.

US, Japanese troops begin joint military exercise amid North Korea threat
More than 3,500 American and Japanese troops kicked off a weeks-long joint military exercise Thursday against the backdrop of an increasingly belligerent North Korean regime. The exercise, known as Northern Viper 17, will take place on Hokkaido…and will last until Aug. 28. According to the U.S. Pacific Command, the drill will include 500 Marines and 18 aircraft operating out of the 35th Fighter Wing at Misawa Air Base, on the northern tip of the island of Honshu.

Chinese paper says China should stay neutral if North Korea attacks first
If North Korea launches an attack that threatens the United States then China should stay neutral, but if the United States attacks first and tries to overthrow North Korea’s government China will stop them, a Chinese state-run newspaper said on Friday…The Global Times said China will “firmly resist any side which wants to change the status quo of the areas where China’s interests are concerned”.

John Bel Edwards declares state of emergency over New Orleans flooding concerns
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency Thursday (Aug. 10) as a precautionary measure, in the event that the state has to help with flooding in New Orleans over the next few days. “If we get the heavier expected rainfall, time will be of the essence,” Edwards said at a press conference with Mayor Mitch Landrieu Thursday morning. “We are working well together. Obviously this is a serious situation, but it is not something to be panicked about.”

GOP debates retroactive tax cuts
Republicans are debating whether parts of their tax-reform package should be retroactive in order to boost the economy by quickly putting more money in people’s wallets. Already under pressure to secure a significant legislative victory prior to the midterm elections, some Republicans argue that having tax changes take effect as early as January 2017 could help their case.

Asteroid to shave past Earth inside Moon orbit: ESA
An asteroid the size of a house will shave past Earth at a distance of some 44,000 kilometres (27,300 miles) in October, inside the Moon’s orbit, astronomers said Thursday. The space rock will zoom by at an eighth of the distance from the Earth to the Moon — far enough to just miss our geostationary satellites orbiting at about 36,000 kilometres, according to the European Space Agency (ESA).

See how the ground has deformed around the Yellowstone supervolcano
As small earthquakes continue to rumble around the Yellowstone supervolcano in Wyoming, scientists have revealed new evidence of the changes going on beneath the ground. A new map from the US Geological Survey shows how the ground around the Yellowstone caldera has deformed over the span of two years, as the quakes release uplift-causing pressure, allowing the ground to sink back down.

Hamas considering replacing its civilian rule in Gaza with military rule in its stead
Hamas is reportedly considering advancing an unprecedented move in the Gaza Strip in response to the harsh sanctions imposed on it by the Palestinian Authority…A source within Hamas said that the organization’s military wing recently submitted a proposal to the organization’s political leadership, suggesting Hamas create a political and security vacuum in the Gaza Strip by waiving its management of the Gaza Strip.

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Trump to ramp up trade pressure on China with call for probe on Monday
President Donald Trump on Monday will order his top trade adviser to determine whether to investigate Chinese trade practices that force U.S. firms operating in China to turn over intellectual property, senior administration officials said on Saturday.

Suspect Name, Mugshot Emerges In Charlottesville Car Attack That Killed 1, Injured 26
Charlottesville Police have officially named James Alex Fields, Jr., 20, of Ohio as the suspected driver in today’s attack in Charlottesville, Va. Fields was booked into the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail on Saturday on suspicion of second-degree murder.

Chief Economist: Only Thing Preventing 40% Stock Increases Over Next Two Years Is Janet Yellen and Federal Reserve
… In the past 10 years there have been only four Fed Funds rate increases. Three of those increases occurred since President Trump won the election on November 8th, 2016….No Fed Funds Rate increases took place between June 2006 and December 2015. CNBC reported in December 2015 that President Obama oversaw “seven years of the most accommodative monetary policy in U.S. history” (from the Fed). The Fed Funds rate was at zero for most of Obama’s time in office

Martin Armstrong Warns, Australia Is “Crossing The Line Into A Totalitarian State”
“Behind the Curtain, there seems to be no government going completely nuts more so than Australia…”

Hamas weighs dropping Gaza civilian gov’t for military rule
A senior Hamas official reported that leaders of Hamas’ Al-Qassam Brigade have proposed a general plan to Hamas leadership intended to alleviate the unlivable conditions in Gaza, Turkey’s Anadolu news agency said.

Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science Ranked Sixth Worldwide in Annual Innovation Index
The Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot was ranked sixth in an annual innovation index that was published this week by Nature. The Israeli public research university was the only non-US institution to finish in the top 15 of the list of 200 schools.


James Damore: “This Is Why I Was Fired By Google”
Fired Google engineer Jame Damore has penned an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal explaining how his good-faith effort to discuss differences between men and women in tech couldn’t be tolerated in the company’s “ideological echo chamber,” adding that self-segregation with similar-minded people has grown in recent decades as we spend more time in digital worlds “personalized to fit our views.”

People Back Editing Genes to Treat Disease, but Are Wary of Inheritable Changes
People generally think that editing human genes might be OK, but most think that there’s a clear line that shouldn’t be crossed when it comes to changing traits that would be passed down to new generations, according to a survey reported Thursday. It’s not an abstract question.

Trump to send envoys to Middle East to discuss peace between Israel and Palestinians
US Pres. Trump is to send son-in-law Kushner and negotiator Greenblatt to the ME in near future to meet with regional leaders and discuss a ‘path to substantive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks’; WH official relays Trump ‘reaffirms peace between Israeli and Palestinians can only be negotiated directly between the two parties.’

Trump on North Korea: I meant what I said
U.S. President Donald Trump made clear on Friday that he meant what he said about the U.S. military being “locked and loaded” in response to threats from North Korea. “We are looking at that very carefully, and I hope that they are going to fully understand the gravity of what I said, and what I said is what I mean,”

Nigeria army raid at UN camp in Maiduguri ‘unauthorised’
Nigeria’s security forces have raided a UN camp in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri and carried out an unauthorised search, a UN official has told the BBC. Samantha Newport, of the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), says the search lasted nearly three hours. The UN is urgently seeking answers from the authorities. The base provides aid to those affected by the Boko Haram insurgency.

Eggs containing fipronil found in 15 EU countries and Hong Kong
Fifteen EU countries as well as Hong Kong and Switzerland have received eggs contaminated with the insecticide fipronil, the European Commission says. The commission will hold a meeting with ministers and regulators on 26 September. Its food safety chief has called countries to stop “blaming and shaming” each other.

Trump does not rule out military response to Venezuela crisis
US President Donald Trump has said he is not ruling out a military option in dealing with the crisis in Venezuela. “The people are suffering and they are dying,” he said. Venezuela’s Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino said President Trump’s suggestion was “an act of craziness”.

North Korea: China urges Trump not to worsen situation
China’s President Xi Jinping has urged Donald Trump and North Korea to avoid “words and actions” that worsen tensions, state media say. Mr Trump and North Korea have been exchanging hostile rhetoric, with the US president threatening to rain “fire and fury” on the North. But China, North Korea’s only major ally, has been urging restraint.

Perseid meteor shower set to peak at weekend
The Perseid meteor shower will peak over the weekend, giving stargazers the opportunity to spot scores of shooting stars in the sky. Astronomers say hundreds of meteors will streak across the sky in a display that may be visible around the world. The Perseid meteor shower occurs every July and August as the Earth passes debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet.

New Orleans braces for new flooding as it copes with power outages, failed pumping system
Heather Wright…knows that flooding is a part of life in the city…“I’ve lived in New Orleans all my life, so water is in my DNA,”…“I survived Hurricane Katrina and lived through that, but this was the highest I’ve ever seen the water get since that time.” By “this” she referred to flooding unleashed last Saturday after a heavy rainstorm overwhelmed the city’s compromised pumping system…as a new round of heavy rain is expected this weekend.

US Marines ground aircraft for 24 hours following crashes
The commandant of the US Marine Corps announced a 24-hour operational pause for all of the branch’s aircraft Friday, a move that comes after the Marines suffered two deadly crashes in recent weeks. Gen. Robert B. Neller, Commandant of the US Marine Corps, directed US Marine Corps…to conduct an operational reset for a 24 hour-period where no flight operations will take place but no operational commitments will be impacted,”…

Ultrafast wi-fi on horizon as scientists send data at 100 times current speeds
Ultrafast wi-fi, which is 100 times quicker than today’s mobile networks is on the horizon, after scientists proved they could send complex data using high-frequency radiation. The researchers sent video signals using terahertz, rather than traditional microwaves, at speeds of 50 gigabytes per second. Most wireless networks only operate at top speeds of 500 megabytes a second.

Al Qaeda has drawn a bullseye on a new American target: Subway trains
Al Qaeda is about to take on a new target — America’s trains — in an upcoming edition of its terror magazine, Inspire. Issue No. 17 is headlined, “Train Derail Operations,” and will spell out ways to create rail disasters in a transportation system that lacks the stiff security procedures of airline travel. It’s competing Sunni extremists group, the Islamic State, for more than a year has advocated using vehicles to mow down innocents.

Protesters clash in Virginia city on eve of white nationalist rally
Hundreds of white marchers with blazing torches clashed briefly with counterprotesters on the Charlottesville campus of the University of Virginia on Friday, the eve of a rally planned by thousands of white nationalists, media said. The events highlight a persistent debate in the U.S. South over the display of the Confederate battle flag and other symbols of the rebel side in the Civil War, fought over the issue of slavery.

North Korea Issues “Emergency Standby Orders” To Civil Defense Units: Report
Radio Free Asia(RFA) says North Korean authorities have dispatched emergency standby orders to the leaders of the ruling Workers’ Party committees and civil defense units.

“We Can Barely Keep Up” – Prepper Panic-Buying Begins As WWIII Fears Grip America
“We’re barely keeping up with the inflow of orders… People are concerned with North Korea, World War III and what President Trump might do… I’ve never seen it at these levels…”

Canada’s single-payer healthcare system is imploding due to skyrocketing costs
…Two countries that are upheld as examples of free healthcare being made available to every citizen are Canada and the United Kingdom. These countries promise easy access to necessary treatment at no charge. A shocking new report from the conservative think-tank The Fraser Institute, has just revealed, however, that the healthcare system in Canada is imploding, and treatment is anything but “free.” The situation is almost exactly the same in the U.K. j

HORROR: Baby ‘Less Than An Hour Old’ Found On Sidewalk Covered in Ants
A baby ‘less than an hour old’ was found on a sidewalk near a Houston apartment complex. The baby girl was covered in ants says Albert Peterson, the man who discovered the newborn.

Girls BANNED From Playing School Sports After Perverted Muslims Were Offended
…Park View Academy in Birmingham, England, was discovered in recent months by the government to be the target of a complete Islamist take-over plot, where the school was recently taken over by a Muslim principal and Muslim board of governors. The Muslims quickly began making changes to the school, banning girls from playing tennis and other sports because the girls’ “jiggling breasts” offended the Muslim staff.

India Deploys More Troops Along China Border, Raises “Caution” Level
In a strategic move, India has poured in more troops along the entire stretch of its border with China in the face of heightened rhetoric by Beijing over the Dokalam standoff, senior government officials said today. The “caution level” among the troops has also been raised.


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Trump Warns Xi: Trade War With China Begins Monday
Trump on Monday will call for an investigation into China over allegations that the nation violated U.S. intellectual property rights and forced technology transfers, the official said. While it’s unclear how much detail Trump will get into in the announcement, administration officials expect U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to open an investigation against China under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974.

MISSILE MADNESS: Satellite pics show North Korea is preparing a submarine missile launch
“Recent commercial satellite imagery reveals several developments suggesting that North Korea may be accelerating the development of the sea-based leg of its nuclear forces.

‘Historic’ Baal arch condemned as ‘ancient evil manifesting itself’
Around the world, hailed by the global elite, a symbol of a false god is rising. It has risen in London and New York City, the latter only a few steps away from Ground Zero. It was placed outside a global summit in Dubai. Most recently, it was even constructed for the G7 Summit in Florence, Italy. But the arch isn’t just a Roman ruin. It was originally an arch for the Temple of Baal, a terrible pagan god repeatedly mentioned in the Old Testament.

US air strike kills several ISIS leaders in Afghanistan
The attack on Thursday killed Abdul Rahman, identified by the US military as the Kunar provincial emir for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Khorasan, according to a statement from the command in Kabul.

Netanyahu: Israel welcomes US efforts to ignite peace process
Israel will “welcome, as always,” US President Donald Trump’s envoys Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt when they come to the region to try to “ignite” the diplomatic process, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said…The White House announced…that Kushner, Greenblatt and Dina Powell…will be traveling…to meet with leaders representing Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan, Egypt, Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Iran eyes more funds for missiles, troops after US sanctions
Iran’s parliament gave initial approval on Sunday to a bill to boost spending on Tehran’s missile program and the elite Revolutionary Guards in retaliation for new sanctions imposed by the United States. Lawmakers overwhelmingly approved the outlines of the bill to “counter America’s terrorist and adventurist actions” as some chanted “Death to America,” the state broadcaster IRIB reported.

UN Syria investigator: Enough evidence to convict Assad of war crimes
The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria has gathered enough evidence for President Bashar al-Assad to be convicted of war crimes…Carla del Ponte, said ….Del Ponte…who prosecuted war crimes in Rwanda and former Yugoslavia, announced last week that she was stepping down from her role in frustration at the UN Security Council’s failure to continue the commission’s work by setting up a special tribunal for Syria that could try alleged war criminals.

Philip Hammond and Liam Fox in post-Brexit deal call
The UK will need a transition period to help businesses adjust after Brexit, the chancellor and the international trade secretary have said. In a joint Sunday Telegraph article, Philip Hammond and Liam Fox stressed any deal would not be indefinite or a “back door” to staying in the EU. Their comments are being seen as an attempt to show unity between rival sides in Theresa May’s cabinet.

Venezuela crisis: Latin Americans condemn Trump over ‘military response’
The South American trading bloc Mercosur has condemned President Trump for saying he was considering military action in the Venezuela crisis. Argentina said dialogue and diplomacy were the only ways to promote democracy in Venezuela. Venezuela’s foreign minister said Mr Trump’s words had been hostile and disrespectful and risked destablising Latin America.

Is Alexa spying on us? We’re too busy to care — and we might regret that
It’s an experience every computer or smart phone user has had. After downloading new software or an app, a window pops up with a legal agreement. At the bottom is an “I agree” button. One click, and it’s gone. Most users have no clue what they’ve agreed to. That single action can empower software developers to extract reams of personal information – such as contacts, location, and other private data – from the devices.

Hezbollah claims to have discovered Israeli espionage device
Hezbollah announced Sunday that it had discovered an alleged Israeli spying device in Har al-Barouk, opposite Lake Qaraoun in the Beqaa Valley. According to the Al Manar network, the device was remotely detonated by Israel and pieces were scattered throughout the Har al-Barouk area. According to Hezbollah’s media arm, fiberglass in the shape of a boulder was covering the device, which was fixed on a rock overlooking the…Beqaa Valley…




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Kim Jong-Un “Briefed On Guam Attack Plan”, Backs Off Threat Of Imminent Missile Launch
“[Kim Jong-Un] said that if the planned fire of power demonstration is carried out as the U.S. is going more reckless, it will be the most delightful historic moment when the Hwasong artillerymen will wring the windpipes of the Yankees and point daggers at their necks, underlining the need to be always ready for launching to go into action anytime once our Party decides.”

Soros Dips Into the Nazi Playbook at Charlottesville
A public gather of two opposing forces turned into a violent brawl between the two groups. Beer glasses, chairs, tables, fists and clubs flew through the air, and severely injured people who were left lying covered with blood on the floor/ground. There were fatalities. No I am not talking about the deadly riots in Charlottesville, this happened in pre-Nazi Germany and the conflict between the two opposing forces, the Communists and the Nazis, set the stage for totalitarian government in Germany.

NYC government publishes app that helps more people easily collect food stamps
Welfare recipients living in the Big Apple will barely have to lift a finger to get food stamps from now on, thanks to a new mobile “app” released by the city’s welfare agency that takes care of filing all the paperwork for them.

Civil war ‘becoming real threat for South Africa’
Civil war is looming larger and larger as a threat in South Africa as the once-prosperous nation pursues a race-driven agenda that already has damaged to its neighbors to the north, says Charl Van Wyk, a longtime missionary in the troubled nation.

Pope Francis Tells Followers To ‘Trust Christ’ Then Leads Them In Prayer To ‘Virgin Mary’ For Intercession
…Do you find it even the least bit ironic that, after preaching a message warning against “ horoscopes and fortune tellers” that Pope Francis leads his gullible sheep into praying to a statue of the “queen of heaven”, and asking her to “intercede” for them?

The Trigger? “If This Ever Happens You Know You’re Days Away From Nuclear War”
“If war is coming, this may well be how it’s triggered. And when it goes down, it’s going to be thermo-nuclear.”

Space agencies track trajectory of approaching asteroid
Asteroid 2012 TC4 hasn’t been seen since its last brush with our planet five years ago, but calculations of its trajectory told astronomers that it would return in October 2017. Right on cue, the building-sized rock has now emerged from the darkness of space as it hurtles towards the Earth. NASA and the ESA plan to use it as a test run for the international Planetary Defense network, and have now been able to calculate its trajectory.

Bizarre Wildfire Visible From Space Rages on Ice Continent
In an inexplicable mixture of fire and ice, a wildfire has been burning out of control in frozen Greenland, wreaking havoc with the ecosystem. The strange phenomenon of mixing opposing elements has its roots in the Bible, lending a deeper meaning to its reappearance. Even in the summer, 90 percent of Greenland is covered in a sheet of ice up to two miles thick, so when satellites first picked up thermal images indicating a large fire in late July, scientists thought it was an error in the data. It wasn’t until a pilot in a small airplane actually spotted the blaze on July 31 that scientists realized there was a problem.

A Prophetic Warning To Christian Educators
Time and again in the Gospels, Jesus warned His listeners, “For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it” (Matt. 16:25). This applies directly to our Christian colleges, universities, and seminaries. If we try to “save our lives” by capitulating to worldly standards, we will “lose our lives” in the process.

WE’RE ON OUR WAY: ISIS Terrorists Threaten To Attack Europeans In Their Own Homes When They Get To Europe
He said: “This is a message to the new Pharaoh of today – Donald Trump. You may have your eyes on Raqqa and Mosul, but we have our eyes on Constantinople (Istanbul) and Rome.” He added: ”We will slaughter you in your own houses. You’ll see.”

15,000 Nuclear Weapons In The World – Mapping Who Has What
As VisualCapitalist’s map above demonstrates, the United States and Russia still maintain the world’s largest stockpiles of nuclear weapons, holding 92% of the world’s estimated 15,000 nuclear warheads.

Study: Terrorists do understand Islam
An international organization that supports persecuted Christians has a heads-up for Western politicians and other leaders who continually insist Islam has nothing to do with terrorism and describe it as a “religion of peace.” It’s not, contends the England-based Barnabas Fund, citing a newly released study by Ednan Aslan, a professor of Islamic religious education at the University of Vienna. Aslan found that many jihadis and “other radical Islamists” have a “deep understanding of Islamic theology.”

Scientists discover 91 volcanoes below Antarctic ice sheet
Scientists have uncovered the largest volcanic region on Earth – two kilometres below the surface of the vast ice sheet that covers west Antarctica. The project, by Edinburgh University researchers, has revealed almost 100 volcanoes – with the highest as tall as the Eiger, which stands at almost 4,000 metres in Switzerland. “We were amazed,” Bingham said. “We had not expected to find anything like that number.

Netanyahu: Time for Kurds to have their own state
Binyamin Netanyahu offered rare support for Kurdish independence, telling a visiting delegation of 33 Republican Congressmen last week that he was in favor of an independent state for the “brave, pro-Western people who share our values,” The Jerusalem Post reported.

Threatened By North Korea, Governor of Guam Draws Comparison With Israel
At a press conference addressing the North Korea nuclear threat against his island, Governor Eddie Calvo drew clear comparisons between the situations in which both Guam and Israel currently find themselves.

China issues order to implement UN sanctions on N. Korea
China’s Commerce Ministry issued on Monday an order banning imports of coal, iron ore, lead concentrates and ore, lead and sea food from North Korea, effective from Tuesday,….

Iranian official: No one will inspect our military centers
“Both the great Iranian nation and the U.S. and the world should know that if there is only one demand in the whole world which will be rejected and if there is only one wish that will be taken to the grave, it is the Americans’ demand to visit our military centers,” Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), Brigadier General Hossein Salami, said in a televised interview on Saturday.

‘Binyamin Netanyahu, enough is enough!’
Likud MK Yehuda Glick moved his offices to the Old City of Jerusalem Monday, as part of a protest against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s ban on MKs and government ministers ascending the Temple Mount.

Tony Blair received millions from UAE while serving on Quartet
A bombshell report details how former British PM got millions from UAE while serving as Quartet envoy for Middle East peace. As the UAE is hostile to Israel, the expose raises conflict of interest questions.

Indonesia’s Sumatra island jolted by 6.6-magnitude quake
A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia’s Sumatra island early Sunday, officials said, alarming residents who fled their homes. The quake hit at 10:08 a.m. at a depth of 6 miles and about 44 miles southwest of North Bengkulu province.

Palestinians call on Trump to back two-states, halt settlement building
The PLO Executive Committee called on US President Donald Trump’s administration to endorse the two-state solution and ask Israel to halt settlement building, days after the White House announced a team of envoys including senior Trump adviser Jared Kushner will visit Israel and the Palestinian territories in the coming days.

Hezbollah leader: Perhaps Israel should move nuclear research center
On Sunday Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah gave a speech to mark the 11th anniversary of the Second Lebanon War. He called to the Israeli leadership not to stop at the closure of the Haifa ammonia tank – which was ordered closed due to health hazards – but to continue and move the nuclear research center in Dimona. He also referred to the Second Lebanon War as “a divine victory.”

Australia church abuse: Priests ‘must report’ confessions
Catholic clerics should face criminal charges if they do not report sexual abuse disclosed to them during confession, an Australian inquiry has recommended. It is among 85 proposals to emerge from a landmark inquiry into institutional abuse in the nation. The inquiry had heard harrowing tales of abuse, which were never passed on to the relevant authorities.

Yemen cholera epidemic: Cases exceed 500,000 in four months
The number of suspected cases of cholera resulting from an epidemic in war-torn Yemen has reached 500,000, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says. At least 1,975 people have died since the waterborne disease began to spread rapidly at the end of April. The WHO said the overall caseload had declined since July, but that 5,000 people a day were still being infected.

Iran votes to boost military defence by $500m
Iran’s parliament has voted in favour of boosting investment in its missile defence and foreign operations programmes by more than $500m (£386m). The bill, which received overwhelming approval, is in response to the latest round of US sanctions against Tehran. The US imposed sanctions after a ballistic missile test in January.

Guam leader backs ‘punch in the nose’ for Pyongyang
Guam’s leader said Monday that “sometimes a bully can only be stopped with a punch in the nose”, in a spirited defence of President Donald Trump’s rhetoric against North Korea which has the island in its crosshairs. While Trump’s critics accuse him of inflaming tensions with Pyongyang, Guam governor Eddie Calvo said he was grateful the US leader was taking a strong stance against North Korean threats to his Pacific homeland.

Chicago still leads nation in homicides; violent crime on rise in other big cities
Violent crime is on the rise this year in some of the country’s biggest cities, according to statistics, which find Chicago still leads as the deadliest city while homicide cases have spiked in Baltimore and New Orleans. The 62 police departments that provided data for the Major Cities Chiefs Association’s midyear crime survey reported 3,081 homicides in the first six months of the year, an increase of 3 percent over the same time last year.

Netanyahu: Iran is expanding its influence in Syria
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Sunday that Iran was expanding its regional influence in Syria. Netanyahu said the government was briefed by Mossad Director Yossi Cohen on the security challenges Israel faces. “I’ll give you a summary in one sentence—ISIS going out, Iran coming in. Simple. We’re mostly talking about Syria,” he said during a ceremony in Ashdod.

Radically Liberal Planned Parenthood Staffers Mockingly Called Freezer With Aborted Baby Parts ‘The Nursery’
Speaking with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson in a pre-taped interview aired on Monday’s Tucker Carlson Tonight, former Planned Parenthood executive Abby Johnson revealed the horrifying truth behind America’s largest abortion company. Johnson previously worked as a Planned Parenthood clinic director in Houston, Texas, before resigning in 2009 when she witnessed an abortion via ultrasound.

USGS Warns California Needs Close Monitoring Of 8 Active Volcanoes
While Mount Shasta unsurprisingly tops USGS’s list of very-high threat volcanoes in California, there are seven other volcanic areas in the state that are also “young, nervy, jacked up on magma, and likely to erupt.”

Uh-oh: Look who’s supporting McMaster now
…the McMaster controversy is just a symptom of the clear, emerging pattern of Muslim Brotherhood influence over the U.S. government that started under the Clinton and Bush administrations and became entrenched under President Obama, said Philip Haney, a former Homeland Security officer and co-author of “See Something, Say Nothing.” “This is the swamp, Part II,” Haney said.

Judicial Watch: Media Ignore Lawsuit Against DNC, Wasserman Schultz
News outlets are ignoring a class-action lawsuit filed by 150 Democrat voters and donors against the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and its former chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, for the “breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, unjust enrichment, and negligent misrepresentation for secretly helping Clinton get the presidential nomination over Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders,” according to Judicial Watch.

Intel Memo: Marco Rubio Targeted For Assassination By Venezuela Lawmaker
Senator Marco Rubio may have been targeted for assassination by one of Venezuela’s most powerful lawmakers and long time secretive head of the country’s security services. According to the Miami Herald, the US Department of Homeland Security disseminated a sensitive memo to federal agencies last month which identified Diosdado Cabello Rondon as behind the “order to have Senator Rubio assassinated.”


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Russia’s New Advanced Stealth Fighter Jet Named Su-57
Russia has designated its first indigenously designed and build fifth-generation stealth fighter the Su-57, the head of the Russian Air Force, Colonel-General Viktor Bondarev, told local media on August 11. “The decision has been made and the plane has got its name like a child after the birth. Su-57 is how we now call it,” TASS news agency quoted Bondarev.

American College of Pediatrics Reaches Decision: Transgenderism of Children is Child Abuse
The American College of Pediatricians issued a statement this week condemning gender reclassification in children by stating that transgenderism in children amounts to child abuse.

How Obama Handled Racial Nationalist Attack
…With several officers dead by the hand of a committed black nationalist, one might think the Obama administration may have considered the assassinations domestic terror and launched an investigation into groups associated with this ideology. Not at all. Barack Obama condemned the shootings, but he did not call out or even allude to Johnson’s hateful views. He did, however, blame “powerful weapons” for the violence.

Democrat Party Has Not Changed in 150 Years – Nothing Has Changed Except the Hood
Democrats still dress in masks and beat and abuse conservatives and Republicans. Today they’re called Antifa

Plague Breaks Out in Arizona
…Fleas in two northern Arizona counties have tested positive for the plague, the infamous disease that killed millions in the middle ages. Residents and tourists camping the areas are warned to avoid contact with dead animals and burrowing rodents, which may carry the fleas. Pets should not be allowed to roam free. The CDC says outbreaks of the plague occasionally happen in the southwest during cool summers that follow wet winters. While deadly centuries ago, the plague can be treated with antibiotics.

Spitznagel: Why Cryptocurrencies Will Never Be Safe Havens
“Cryptocurrencies are a very important development, and an enormous step in the direction toward the decentralization of monetary power. This has enormously positive potential, and I am a big cheerleader for their success. But caveat emptor – thinking that we are magically creating new stores-of-value and thus a new safe haven is a profound mistake.”

YouTube Begins Purging Alternative Media – Including Prophecy News Watch
We are one of the sites affected by this crackdown as our youtube videos have now been demonetized. In the last week, we’ve witnessed a massive crackdown on alternative media — the likes of which are unprecedented. Quite literally overnight, YouTube issued a sweeping update and demonetized thousands of video in accounts across the political spectrum.

Kim Jong Un appears to back down after Mattis, Trump warnings
Kim Jong Un appeared to blink first, with North Korean media reporting Tuesday the dictator had delayed a decision about whether to fire missiles toward Guam – a pronouncement that came hours after a particularly stark warning from Defense Secretary James Mattis promised further escalation would mean “game on.”

GEOMAGNETIC STORM WATCH
NOAA forecasters say there is a 55% chance of G1-class geomagnetic storms on Aug. 16th increasing to 70% on Aug. 17th as Earth moves into a stream of fast-moving solar wind. The wind is flowing from a large hole in the sun’s northern atmosphere:

Solar Eclipse on Eve of Elul Signals Downfall of North Korea, Says Century-Old Jewish Prophecy
An esoteric prophecy written over a century ago described the solar eclipse that will traverse the entire United States next week and predicted, in shocking detail, what the astronomical event portends for the outcome of the current North Korean-US conflict. The total solar eclipse’s timing is meaningful according to the Jewish calendar. Incredibly, it comes precisely at the beginning of a Hebrew month – Elul – singled out in a Jewish source as having significance for the specific political situation the US is facing today with Eastern aggressors.

More Christians Than Jews Visited Israel in 2016, New Data Reveals
Fifty-four percent of the tourists who visited Israel last year were Christians. Of the Christian visitors, 38 percent were Catholic, 28 percent were Protestant and 28 percent were Eastern Orthodox. Jews comprised only 24 percent of tourists visiting Israel in 2016.

Iran Becoming “Islamic Global Superpower” as World Ignores Threat
Education Minister Naftali Bennett warned the international community on Thursday not to allow the immediate threat posed by the Islamic State (ISIS) to blind them to the long-range threat posed by Iran.

Israel will soon re-open embassy in Cairo
Israel will soon re-open its embassy in Cairo, some nine months after it was closed due to security concerns, Israel media widely reported Tuesday. The Foreign Ministry would not confirm the reports, saying it does not discuss security arrangements at Israeli embassies. Israel’s ambassador to Egypt, David Govrin, was pulled out of the country with the entire embassy staff in December. He has been working out of Jerusalem since.

Iran may quit nuke deal if US imposes sanctions, Iran’s president warns
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned of the possibility that Iran could drop out of the 2015 nuclear deal… The deal was made with a number of world powers and included the lifting of international sanctions on Iran in exchange for limits on its nuclear program. Rouhani’s warning, made in a televised address to parliament, said that Iran could abandon the deal within hours if the United States continues to impose sanctions.

Jordan: No entry for Israel’s ambassador until it probes Amman shooting
Jordan has remained steadfast in its refusal to allow Israel to return its ambassador to Amman unless an Israeli security guard involved in a shooting at the embassy last month is brought to trial… Yahya Al-Saud, head of the Palestine Committee in Jordan’s parliament…confirmed that “an order was issued [Monday] banning the Israeli ambassador in the absence of an initial investigation in Israel over the actions of the security guard.”

Sierra Leone mudslides: Desperate dig for Freetown survivors
The desperate dig for survivors is resuming in Sierra Leone’s capital, after mudslides and floods claimed the lives of more than 300 people. Their homes in Freetown were engulfed after part of Sugar Loaf mountain collapsed following heavy rain early on Monday morning. Many of the victims were still asleep in their beds when disaster struck.

Brexit: UK suggests ‘untested’ customs system with EU
The government says it will propose an “innovative and untested approach” to customs checks as part of its Brexit negotiations. The model, one of two being put forward in a newly-published paper, would mean customs checks would not be needed at UK-EU borders. But “robust” enforcement would be required to avoid the UK being used to bypass EU border rules.

Venezuela’s Maduro orders military drill after Trump comments
Venezuela’s president has ordered the armed forces to hold exercises following US President Donald Trump comments about military intervention. In a televised speech, Nicolás Maduro said Venezuelans had to be prepared to defend the country against “the imperialist boot”. The “civic-military” exercises are due to take place on 26-27 August.

Record-sized data centre planned inside Arctic Circle
Plans to build the world’s “largest” data centre are being made public. The facility is set to be created at the Norwegian town of Ballangen, which is located inside the Arctic Circle. The firm behind the project, Kolos, says the chilled air and abundant hydropower available locally would help it keep its energy costs down.

Japanese fungus spreading in UK hospitals
More than 200 patients in England have been infected or contaminated with a drug-resistant fungus first found in Japan, health officials have confirmed. Hospitals are on the lookout for further cases and are putting in place measures to help control any further spread of the fungus, Candida auris. Public Health England says in some cases patients will have no symptoms, but the infection can cause serious bloodstream and wound infections.

Iran Sending Warships to Atlantic Ocean Amid Massive New Military Buildup
Iran is preparing to send a flotilla of warships to the Atlantic Ocean following the announcement of a massive $500 million investment in war spending, according to Iranian leaders, who say the military moves are in response to recent efforts by the United States to impose a package of new economic sanctions on Tehran.

Mossad chief to visit Washington to give security briefing on Syria
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is sending a security delegation to the United States that will include Mossad director Yossi Cohen. American news site Axios reports that the delegation will arrive in Washington later in the week and will meet with National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, his deputy Dina Powell, US Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt and other senior officials.

Taliban urge Trump to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan
The United States should withdraw all its troops from Afghanistan and stop listening to “stooges” in Kabul, the Taliban warned in an open letter to U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday. The Trump administration is working to finalize a regional strategy that could include nearly 4,000 additional U.S. troops, part of a NATO-led coalition, that have been requested by commanders in the country


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Study Finds Higher Min. Wages Bring Crushing Job Losses For Female And Minority Workers
“On average, females are affected more adversely than males. Similar overall effects by race, with a $1 increase in the minimum wage reducing the share in automatable jobs by 0.57 percentage point for whites and 0.72 percentage point for blacks.”

“No One Gave Peace A Chance, Including The Police” – John Whitehead Warns “We’re Walking A Dangerous Road”
“The madness is spreading…”

Ninth Circuit Gives Dave Daleiden a Win in University of Washington Baby Body Parts Investigation
A Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel gave pro-life activist Dave Daleiden a victory Monday after he was barred by a lower court from releasing information about the University of Washington’s purchase of baby body parts for research.

Here’s a Look at Gov’t Efforts to Advance Transgender Identity
With the growing visibility of transgender identity, in recent years there has been an increased effort by some government entities to advance goals for the transgender community.

Time to deport the parents of terrorists to Gaza’
Tova Salomon reacted to the news that the IDF had destroyed the home of Halamish attacker Omar al-Abed with mixed feelings. “He can rebuild his home one day. My home can never be rebuilt,” she told Channel 2. Salomon, whose husband, son, and daughter were killed in a deadly Friday night terror attack in Halamish, visited the scene of the attack to collect things she had left behind. She has sworn never to set foot inside that house again after the massacre that unfolded there.

Israel event at Queens Museum cancelled following Palestinian pressure
The Queens Museum, which had agreed earlier this summer to host a reenactment of the UN’s 1947 vote on the partition of Palestine, scheduled for November 29, has informed the Israeli Mission to the UN that it will not do so after all.

Trump Asks the One Question the Leftist Media Doesn’t Want Asked
“Many of those people were there to protest the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee,” Trump said. “So, this week it’s Robert E. Lee. I noticed that Stonewall Jackson is coming down. I wonder is it George Washington next week and is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? You know, you really do have to ask yourself where does it stop?”

EIGHT volcanoes in US are ‘likely to erupt’ as experts call first summit in 28 years
The west coast of the US is home to some of the highest threat volcanoes in the world with eight in California alone deemed “likely to erupt”. Scientists from United States Geological Survey have added these eight volcanoes onto a “watch-list”, believing that they could be ready to blow at any moment.

Eclipse as 40 Days of Repentance Begin Signals “End of Era” for America, Warns Rabbi
“This is the end of an era for America,” said Rabbi Winston. “The righteous Christians still have salvation within America. They are getting the wake up call that they are about to go through a very difficult time. It is a call for tshuva.”

Abbas sends greeting to North Korea’s Kim Jong-un
In greeting for ‘Liberation Day,’ the Palestinian president wishes the North Korean dictator ‘all health and happiness,’ thanking him for the support Pyongyang shows Ramallah.

Quaint U.S. town: Man named ‘Hussein’ tries to behead police officer with sword
A 46-year-old man identified as Hussein Hassan attacked a police officer in Kennewick, Washington, over the weekend with a large sword, striking at the officer’s head before he

The Secret Jewish Roots of the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel
The Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, perhaps the most famous Catholic prayer sanctuary in the world, has a deep, hidden connection to the Jewish faith: it shares features and measurements with King Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem as described in the Bible. According to Rabbi Blech, the changes were motivated by a sinister desire to co-opt Jewish concepts in order to strengthen the Catholic dogma.

Israel’s Top Spies Head to DC for High-Level Security Talks With H.R. McMaster
A senior Israeli security delegation will head to Washington this week for talks with United States National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, Deputy National Security Advisor Dina Powell, Special Envoy for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt, and other senior officials, according to a report on the Axios website.

Two small earthquakes shake New Madrid zone in southeast Missouri
The ground shook three miles from Tiptonville, TN at around 8:00am. The town is located on the Mississippi river on the border with Missouri. The magnitude of this quake was 2.9 with a depth of five and a half miles. A 2.3 magnitude earthquake was reported six miles north of New Madrid, MO at around 12:30pm. The depth was at eight miles.

Philippine drug war sees ‘bloodiest night’ of deaths
Philippine police have killed 32 people in drug raids, thought to be the highest death toll in a single day in the country’s war on drugs. The raids took place over 24 hours on Tuesday in Bulacan province, north of the capital Manila. Police said that those killed were suspected drug offenders who were armed and resisted officers.

India and China troops clash along Himalayan border
A confrontation occurred between Indian and Chinese soldiers along a disputed border in the western Himalayas, Indian officials said on Tuesday. The PTI news agency said soldiers threw stones, causing minor injuries to both sides, as Chinese troops tried to enter Indian territory near the Pangong lake. Beijing maintains that their soldiers were inside Chinese territory.

Household Debt Hits Record as Auto Loans and Credit Cards Climb
U.S. household debt reached a new record of $12.8 trillion in the second quarter, driven by rising mortgage debt, a strong quarter for auto loan originations, and an uptick in credit-card balances, which reached their highest level since 2009. Today’s report marked the 12th consecutive quarterly increase in household debt, as Americans continue to re-embrace credit as the financial crisis recedes into memory.

Argentina warns US against military move on Venezuela
US Vice President Mike Pence heard more complaints from Latin American allies Tuesday about President Donald Trump’s warning of a possible US military option to deal with the crisis in Venezuela. “The use of force is not the way,” but rather political pressure, Argentine President Mauricio Macri said at a news conference alongside Mike Pence, who is on a tour of Latin American countries.



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Remote-controlled rodents? Brain magnets make mice move on command
Along with improving memory and learning, it’s been used to guide people through virtual mazes they’d never seen before and could even allow for brain-to-brain messaging. Another technique, called optogenetics, uses light pulses to interact with neurons that have been genetically engineered to react to light.

Stunner! Eclipse aligns with biblical day of repentance
For centuries, one particular day has signified repentance for God’s people. It had deep meaning for Jonah, Moses and Jesus Christ. And this year, Aug. 21 – the first of Elul on the biblical calendar – contains a critical message for American Christians, as it will be the date of a total solar eclipse that will traverse the entire United States.

UK ‘Progressive Christian’ Festival to Include Muslim Group Teaching Sufi Worship Chants
A “progressive Christian” festival in the UK has added a Muslim platform to its upcoming event in an effort to eradicate negative stereotypes against those of the Islamic faith. The event will include a group that will teach attendees universal Sufi chants, as well as others who seek to combat “Islamophobia” in the world.

First they came for our statues…
Whether destroying statues of Robert E. Lee or Abraham Lincoln – those who try to erase the past are eerily reminiscent of UNESCO denying the Jewish roots on the Temple Mount.

Media plead ignorance of the ‘alt-left’
Members of the national media are disputing President Trump’s decision to blame the “alt-left” for engaging in acts of violence, and many say there is no such thing even though the term has been used for months.

FBI ‘Reopens’ FOIA Case On Lynch-Clinton Tarmac Meeting After Getting Caught In Lie
The letter quite simply stated there were “no records responsive to your request.” Of course, since the DOJ has subsequently provided numerous documents which include email traffic with various FBI officials we now know that the FBI’s original response was either (i) just a simple reflection of their complete incompetence (best case) or (ii) an outright lie (worst case).

Court freezes law that retroactively legalized unauthorized settler homes
The High Court of Justice has temporarily frozen the Settlements Law, which retroactively legalizes settler homes illegally built on private Palestinian property. Earlier this month Attorney General Avihai Mandelblitt had asked for a permanent injunction until completion of the adjudication process.

Israel’s Government Press Office revokes Al Jazeera press card
The Government Press Organization invalidated the press credentials of an Al Jazeera reporter on Wednesday, after he said his journalism was part of the Palestinian “resistance.” Communications Minister Ayoub Kara sent the information about Elias Karam, a senior reporter at Al Jazeera’s Jerusalem bureau, to the GPO as part of Kara’s efforts to shut down the Qatari-owned cable news channel in Israel.

Migrant crisis: Spain rescues 600 people in busiest day
Spain’s coastguard says it has rescued 600 migrants crossing from Morocco in a 24-hour period amid a spike in the number of migrant arrivals. The rescued migrants were in 15 vessels including toy paddleboats and a jet ski and included 35 children and a baby. The UN says more than 9,000 people have arrived in Spain so far this year – three times as many as the previous year.

Saudi border to open for Qatari pilgrims attending Hajj
Saudi Arabia will open its border with Qatar to allow Muslim pilgrims to attend the annual Hajj in Mecca beginning this month, state media say. The announcement came after the first high-level meeting between the neighbours since Saudi Arabia and three other states cut all links in June. They accuse Qatar of aiding terrorists – a charge the emirate denies.

Special counsel’s Russia probe loses top FBI investigator
One of the FBI’s top investigators, tapped by special counsel Robert Mueller just weeks ago to help lead the probe of Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election, has left Mueller’s team, sources tell ABC News. The recent departure of FBI veteran Peter Strzok is the first known hitch in a secretive probe that by all public accounts is charging full-steam ahead.

U.S. Begins Nafta Negotiations With Harsh Words
The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement is off to a rocky start. The Trump administration lectured Canada and Mexico on the failures of the current agreement at an opening news conference Wednesday morning, while behind closed doors negotiators began to seek significant concessions from America’s neighbors.

Assad’s march east compounds West’s Syria dilemma
Syria’s war has entered a new phase as President Bashar al-Assad extends his grip in areas being captured from Islamic State, using firepower freed by Russian-backed truces in western Syria. Backed by Russia and Iran, the government hopes to steal a march on U.S.-backed militias in the attack on Islamic State’s last major Syrian stronghold, the Deir al-Zor region that extends to the Iraqi border.




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“This Is Dangerous”: Digital Activists Slam Tech Firms For Banning Neo-Nazi Websites
The Electronic Frontier Foundation, or EFF, best known for its activism surrounding net neutrality has a simple message: even though you don’t agree with their message, banning people from the internet is a slippery slope. Which is why it called on domain-name companies like Google and GoDaddy to “draw a hard line” and not remove or suspend websites based solely on their content. Quoted by Reuters: Cindy Cohn, EFF CEO wrote in a blog post that “We strongly believe that what GoDaddy, Google, and Cloudflare did here was dangerous.”

Two Former Wasserman Schultz IT Aides Indicted For Conspiracy Against U.S.
A federal grand jury Thursday indicted two former information technology (IT) aides of Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz — Pakistani-born Imran Awan and his wife Hina Alvi — on four counts of conspiracy in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The FBI arrested Awan at Dulles International Airport July 24 as he was preparing to board a flight to Pakistan.

Congressman: WikiLeaks’ Assange ‘has info of dramatic importance to U.S.’
‘I would bet that we are going to get information that will be mind-boggling’ “He has information that will be of dramatic importance to the United States and the people of our country as well as to our government,” Rohrabacher said, according to the Daily Caller. “Thus if he comes up with that, you know he’s going to expect something in return. He can’t even leave the embassy to get out to Washington to talk to anybody if he doesn’t have a pardon. Assange also requested Rohrabacher arrange for the WikiLeaks organization to be granted a seat in the White House press briefing room.

Total Solar Eclipse “Final Wake-Up Call” for American Jews: End-of-Days Expert
A rare confluence of conflicting elemental forces may appear next Monday off the coast of America, when a rare hurricane is expected to hit the north Atlantic precisely as the shadow of a total solar eclipse passes overhead. A prominent End-of-Days expert sees this as a powerful last-ditch wake-up call for America, with an especially chilling message for American Jews.

Why Won’t The Alt-Left Terrorists Take Down The Statue Of Hillary Clinton’s Friend, Klansman Senator Robert Byrd?
Notice that no one has demanded that statues of former senator and KKK icon Robert Byrd be removed, statues honoring the hard-core former white nationalist whom Hillary Clinton once called her friend and mentor, including one prominently displayed in the West Virginia state capitol.

Missouri Democratic state senator says she hopes Trump is assassinated
A Democratic state senator in Missouri is facing resignation calls for posting on Facebook Thursday that she hopes President Trump is assassinated.

Israeli, Czech special forces complete joint urban-warfare exercise
A joint, two-week-long military exercise between Israeli and Czech special forces in the Negev Desert came to a close on Tuesday. The IDF’s elite Duvdevan unit and the Czech Armed Force’s 601st Special Forces Group participated in the drill. The exercise was held at Tze’elim Army Base and emphasized urban warfare, including techniques for breaking into structures.

Spanish police kill suspects in second attack after 13 die in Barcelona
Spanish police say they have shot dead five suspected terrorists in the town of Cambrils in a second vehicle attack, hours after another in Barcelona killed 13 people and injured dozens. Police said the men were linked to the Barcelona attack, which so-called Islamic State said it had carried out. Police are still hunting the man who drove his van into crowds on Las Ramblas in Barcelona on Thursday.

US senator Chappelle-Nadal’s Trump assassination post investigated
A state senator from Missouri is being investigated by the US Secret Service for saying she hopes President Donald Trump will be assassinated. Democratic state senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal posted the comment on Facebook but later deleted it. The Secret Service has confirmed they are “looking into the comments” and say “all threats against the President” will be investigated.

Manhunt for van driver who ploughed through Las Ramblas crowd killing 13 and injuring 100 as cops arrest third suspect and ISIS claim responsibilty
THE sick driver responsible for the twisted ISIS-claimed van attack in Barcelona yesterday which killed at least 13 people and injured 100, is still being hunted by Spanish cops. Three suspects have been arrested – a Spanish national from Melilla and two Moroccans – but none are thought to have been steering the vehicle during yesterday’s massacre.

Abraham Lincoln monument torched in Chicago: ‘An absolute disgraceful act’
Abraham Lincoln has joined George Washington on the list of those targeted by Chicagoans in a national debate over Civil War-era monuments. Alderman Raymond Lopez took to Facebook Wednesday night to decry a defaced statue of the nation’s 16th president in the Englewood neighborhood. The giant bust appears to have been damaged after someone in the 15th Ward sprayed and ignited a flammable liquid.

Venezuela’s Maduro Regime Steps Up Crackdown on Dissidents
Venezuela’s government is intensifying its crackdown on critics of President Nicolas Maduro, ordering the detention of the husband of former Public Prosecutor Luisa Ortega Diaz and separate investigations of prominent opposition leaders. Ortega said in a post on her Twitter account that secret police were raiding the family’s home in Caracas.

Ukraine central bank warns of new cyber-attack risk
The Ukrainian central bank said…it had warned state-owned and private lenders of the appearance of new malware…like those that knocked out global systems in June…”Therefore on Aug. 11…, the central bank promptly informed banks about the appearance of new malicious code, its features, compromise indicators and the need to implement precautionary measures to prevent infection,” the central bank told Reuters in emailed comments.

Wasserman Schultz IT Staffer Indicted By Grand Jury On 4 Counts
The walls may be closing in on Debbie Wasserman Schultz after her former IT aide, the one who was arrested by the FBI at Dulles airport last month while trying to flee the country to Pakistan via Qatar, has officially been indicted by a grand jury on four counts including bank fraud and making false statements.

The U.S. Military Will Be Conducting ‘A Major Military Exercise’ On The Korean Peninsula During The Solar Eclipse
On August 21st, approximately 25,000 U.S. troops will join “tens of thousands” from the South Korean military to conduct a “major military exercise” that is already triggering threats from North Korea. Considering the fact that any sort of provocation could cause a nuclear war to erupt on the Korean peninsula, is this really a wise thing to do? The more research that I do on this upcoming solar eclipse, the stranger things become. When I first started hearing about this eclipse many months ago, I didn’t pay too much attention, but now after looking into it extensively I do believe that it is going to be quite significant.

“Let’s Blow Up Mount Rushmore” Says Vice
We’ve hit peak crazy here. A prominent online news publication says, “Let’s blow up Mt. Rushmore.” No, this is not al-Qaeda’s “Inspire” magazine or the Islamic State’s “Dabiq” propaganda publication – it’s Brooklyn based Vice News.

Trump to Rescind Obama Rule Forcing Doctors, Hospitals to Perform Gender Transition Treatments
LGBT rights groups have raised alarm at the fact that the Trump administration is in the process of finalizing a policy that would rescind an Obama-era healthcare rule that opponents say requires hospitals, doctors and health insurers to cover or provide gender transition therapies and procedures.

WTF ALERT: Germany experimenting with mind altering “LOVE” drugs to make people accepting of muslim migrants
Leave it to the Germans ….. drug the citizens into submission. What next Zyklon B?

‘Leftist’ Meltdowns Continue: Therapists Report Huge Spike In Patients Suffering From “President Trump Stress Disorder”
“This is so triggering for her, the feeling of every day, what is going to happen next… It has interfered with her work and she is really struggling…”

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Deadly South Asia floods affect 16m people
More than 16 million people have now been affected by seasonal flooding across a swathe of South Asia, say aid officials. The floods in Nepal, Bangladesh and India are thought to have killed about 500 people and are expected to worsen. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) says it is becoming one of the worst regional humanitarian crises in years.

US to review China intellectual property policies
The US has formally launched an investigation into China’s policies regarding intellectual property. The top US trade official, Robert Lighthizer, said his office had “determined that these critical issues merit a thorough investigation”. The move was expected after President Donald Trump asked Mr Lighthizer to review China’s practices.

Barcelona attack: New manhunt for suspected driver
The driver in Thursday’s van attack that killed 13 people in a tourist area of Barcelona may still be alive and on the run, Spanish police say. They are hunting for Moroccan-born Younes Abouyaaqoub, now named by Spanish media as the suspected driver. A man previously reported as the key suspect, Moussa Oukabir, 17, was one of five men killed by police after a later attack in Cambrils, west of Barcelona.

Finland killings: Stabbings in Turku a ‘terror attack’
Police in Finland say they believe the killing of two people in the south-western city of Turku on Friday was a terrorist attack. They said the attacker, who was shot in the leg by police and taken into custody, was an 18-year-old Moroccan. The two people stabbed to death were both Finnish. Eight people were also injured, among them two Swedes and one Italian.

Boston braces for rival protests week after Charlottesville
Officials in Boston, Massachusetts, are bracing for possible confrontations as rival protests converge on the city centre on Saturday. The organisers of the conservative “Free Speech Rally” said they would not offer a platform to racism or bigotry. A counter-protest is also planned, with some 11,000 people saying on Facebook they plan to attend.

Hamas holds war-ready summer camp graduation
Hamas held a closing ceremony in the Gaza Strip on Friday for a batch of the 120,000 boys and girls attending the Islamist movement’s controversial summer schools. The ceremony, for some 1,000 students who took part in camps in the southern city of Khan Yunis, was framed as part of the militant group’s plan to continue its armed conflict with Israel.

Steve Bannon: ‘I’m leaving the White House and going to war’ for Trump
Steve Bannon is on his way out at the White House – but the fiery, anti-establishment conservative who helped Donald Trump win the presidency says he getting ready to wage his populist campaign from the outside. “If there’s any confusion out there, let me clear it up: I’m leaving the White House and going to war for Trump against his opponents — on Capitol Hill, in the media, and in corporate America,” Bannon told Bloomberg on Friday.

Missouri governor calls for expulsion of Dem senator who urged Trump assassination
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens joined calls Friday for state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal to be expelled from the legislature after saying she hopes President Trump is assassinated.

Al Gore’s Climate Film Flops – Earth Temps Cooler Now Than When He Won Nobel Prize
Climate alarmist Al Gore’s second film, ‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power’ failed to resonate with Americans…

‘Inconvenient’ Fact: Morgan Stanley Says Electric Cars Create More CO2 Than They Save
“Whilst the electric vehicles and lithium batteries manufactured by these two companies do indeed help to reduce direct CO2 emissions from vehicles, electricity is needed to power them. The carbon emissions generated by the electricity required for electric vehicles are greater than those saved by cutting out direct vehicle emissions.”

Venezuela’s pro-government assembly moves to take power from elected congress
Venezuela’s new pro-government Constituent Assembly formally moved Friday to assume the powers of the opposition-dominated congress, completing what critics call a power grab that effectively puts all branches of government under the control of President Nicolás Maduro.

A THREE MILE wide asteroid is set to graze past Earth on Sept. 1 – and NASA says it’s the largest to come this close since they began keeping track
A massive asteroid estimated to be 2.7 miles wide is set to make a ‘relatively close encounter’ with Earth on September 1. Dubbed ‘Florence,’ the huge space rock will pass just 4.4 million miles from our planet – or, about 18 times the distance between Earth and the moon.


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PA, Egyptian and Jordanian FMs meet in Cairo ahead of US Mideast visit
Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki, Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi and Egyptian Foreign Minister Samih Shukri met in Cairo on Saturday, days before US…administration plans to dispatch a high-level delegation to the Middle East…Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmad Abu Zeid said…the trilateral meeting is to discuss coordinating positions before the Trump administration delegation’s arrival…

PM Netanyahu to meet Putin over Iranian presence in Syria
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on Wednesday…amid increasing concerns that Iran is establishing a permanent military presence in Syria. This will be Netanyahu’s fourth visit to Russia in some 16 months, a testament to Moscow’s influence in the region as a result of its intense engagement in Syria.

Poll: 1 in 3 British Jews has considered emigrating due to antisemitism
In interviews with thousands of British Jews, almost a third of them said they have considered leaving the United Kingdom over the past two years due to antisemitism. The findings are part of a report published Sunday by the Campaign Against Antisemitism watchdog group, which conducted since 2015 interviews with more than 10,000 British Jews together with the YouGov market research company.

Syria, Hezbollah, Lebanon launch two-pronged offensive against ISIS
The Lebanese Army, Hezbollah and the Assad regime’s army opened an offensive on both sides of the Lebanon- Syria border on Saturday to clear ISIS out of a pocket it holds that straddles the frontier. This offensive further deepens the relationship between President Bashar Assad’s regime, Hezbollah and the Lebanese Army.

Lost WW2 warship USS Indianapolis found after 72 years
The World War Two heavy cruiser USS Indianapolis has been found in the Pacific Ocean, 72 years after its sinking by a Japanese submarine. The warship was discovered 18,000 feet (5.5km) beneath the surface. The Indianapolis was destroyed returning from its secret mission to deliver parts for the atomic bomb which was later used on Hiroshima.

IS conflict: Iraq launches ground offensive in Tal Afar
Iraqi ground forces have begun an operation to retake Tal Afar, one of the last cities in the country held by the Islamic State group, officials say. In a televised speech announcing the offensive overnight, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the jihadists had the choice between “surrender or die”. The army targeted Tal Afar after seizing Mosul, IS’s main stronghold 55km (35 miles) to the east, in July.

North Korea warns of ‘merciless strike’ ahead of US-South Korea drills
North Korea warned Sunday that the upcoming US-South Korea military exercises are “reckless behavior driving the situation into the uncontrollable phase of a nuclear war.” Pyongyang also declared that its army can target the United States anytime, and neither Guam, Hawaii nor the US mainland can “dodge the merciless strike.”

Arab foreign ministers proclaim: No peace without two-state solution
The foreign ministers of Egypt, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority met on Saturday evening in Cairo…”The Americans listened to the united Arab position that there will be no peace without the establishment of a Palestinian state within the ’67 borders,” Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said at the joint press conference.

Syria’s Assad says war still not won but West’s plots foiled
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday that while his country had foiled Western designs to topple him, his army had not won defeated insurgents and the fight was continuing. In an televised address, Assad said that even though there were signs of victory after six-and-a-half years of civil war, the “battle continues, and where we go later and it becomes possible to talk about victory…that’s a different matter”.

Religions’ Thoughts On Solar Eclipse
…“The term ‘fake news’ is very in vogue and overused these days. The end times stuff is kind of like ‘fake religion,’” Roman Catholic Rev. James Kurzynski told RNS. “It’s just the kind of stuff that’s spun in a way to try to get Christians scared when there’s nothing to fear.”

NASA Unveils Plan To Stop Yellowstone “Supervolcano” Eruption, There’s Just One Catch
A NASA plan to stop the Yellowstone supervolcano from erupting, could actually cause it to blow… triggering a nuclear winter that would wipe out humanity.

ALERT: Dems Announce Horrifying New ‘Welfare Freebie.’ Prepare To Be Outraged.
The giving of free benefits has been a staple of Democrat Party policy for decades. The idea behind this is that by offering free services to minorities they will vote indefinitely for the ones who are providing them with the benefits….However, it’s especially disgusting when the benefits in question constitute the death of unborn children. Democrats in Oregon have announced a new law that allows state funding for abortions to everyone, including unlawful immigrants…

BREAKING: GOP Senators Just Gave George Soros The Worst News Of His Life
Billionaire progressive activist George Soros has been a one-man wrecking ball when it comes to opposing conservative politicians and agendas. He has a stated goal of bringing down the United States. Yet some of his momentum may have been halted by GOP senators looking to oppose the left-wing backer, according to Fox News. They requested that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson investigate how much of Soros’s empire is supported by taxpayers’ dollars and to put a stop to it.

Boston Free Speech Rally Ends Early After 15K Counter-Protesters Drown It Out
A controversial Free Speech Rally in Boston fell apart Saturday afternoon when thousands of counter-protesters showed up and drowned it out. Journalists at the Boston Common, a downtown park, tweeted about an hour into the planned rally that many, if not all, of the attendees left the bandstand where they were due to hear speeches from several prominent conservative figures.

Bannon: “The Trump Presidency That We Fought For Is Over”
“The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over,” Steve Bannon said on Friday. “We still have a huge movement, and we will make something of this Trump presidency. But that presidency is over. It’ll be something else. And there’ll be all kinds of fights, and there’ll be good days and bad days, but that presidency is over.”

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“Democrats were the party of slavery”
Fox News contributor Jesse Watters wants the public to remember that most of the Confederate war heroes were in fact, members of the Democratic Party. Today, that same Party is demanding that statues of Confederate leaders be removed. “Let’s remember that all of these Confederate war heroes were Democrats,” said Waters, “Maybe the Democratic Party wants us to take down these statues so we can forget that it was the Democrats who supported enslaving black people.”

Largest US Islamic Charity, Designated as Terror Group by UAE, Posts Anti-Semitic Social Media
Khaled Lamada, chairman of Islamic Relief’s U.S. branch (IR-USA), has posted anti-Semitic content and publicly expressed support for the Muslim Brotherhood—the parent group of the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas—on his social media accounts since 2013.

PA official says China could be ‘honest broker’ in Israel-Palestine talks
A senior Palestinian official told a Chinese newspaper that China could be an “honest broker” between Israel and Palestine, and that the country could have an important role in future peace agreements. China’s Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday that Tayeb Abdul Rahim, secretary-general of the Palestinian presidency and an aide to President Mahmoud Abbas, had told the outlet in a recent interview that China’s role in future peace negotiations could “help resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict based on the two-state solution.”

Israeli Police Stop Soccer Game on Temple Mount Only After Jews’ Request
Israeli Temple Mount policemen stopped on Sunday Arab kids from playing soccer on the Temple Mount only after they were requested to do it by one of the Jewish visitors to the holy site, the Temple Organizations Headquarters reported.

Palestinian Authority threatens to cut all funds to Gaza
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday threatened to gradually cut all funding to the Gaza Strip until Hamas agreed to reconcile with Fatah. He declared his intentions during a meeting in Ramallah with Meretz head Zehava Gal- On, whose office later reported his statement. “We transfer $1.5 billion a year [to Hamas in Gaza],” he said, adding that he had already cut 25% of that amount.

US Navy ship and oil tanker collide near Singapore
Ten US Navy sailors are missing and five have been injured after a US destroyer and an oil tanker collided near Singapore, the Navy says. The guided missile destroyer USS John S McCain was sailing east of Singapore and preparing to stop in the port when the collision with the Liberian-flagged vessel occurred. A wide-ranging search and rescue operation is under way.

US-South Korea set for divisive military drills
The US and South Korea are conducting annual military drills which consistently infuriate Pyongyang, despite appeals to halt the exercise. Last week North Korea appeared to back down from a threat to send missiles towards the US Pacific island of Guam, but said it would watch US actions. It has already condemned these drills as pouring “gasoline on fire”.

Syria war: Russian jets ‘destroy IS convoy near Deir al-Zour’
Dozens of so-called Islamic State (IS) militants are reported to have been killed in a Russian air strike near the eastern Syrian city of Deir al-Zour. Russia’s defence ministry said at least 200 jihadists had died after its air force targeted a convoy of about 20 4x4s, armoured vehicles and tanks. It did not say when the strike took place, but a monitoring group reported that a convoy had been hit last Friday.

Killer robots: Experts warn of ‘third revolution in warfare’
More than 100 leading robotics experts are urging the United Nations to take action in order to prevent the development of “killer robots”. In a letter to the organisation, artificial intelligence (AI) leaders, including billionaire Elon Musk, warn of “a third revolution in warfare”. The letter says “lethal autonomous” technology is a “Pandora’s box”, adding that time is of the essence.

Eclipse spectacle set to grip US public
Skywatchers in the United States are preparing for the spectacular sight of a total solar eclipse. The Moon is set to pass in front of the Sun, casting a deep shadow that will sweep over the nation from Oregon in the west to South Carolina in the east. It is the first such event since 1918 where the path of darkness crosses both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts.

Tech Censorship of White Supremacists Draws Criticism From Within Industry
The debate intensified over whether the…tech companies that blocked white supremacists and a neo-Nazi website on the internet have gone too far, as a prominent privacy group questioned the power a few corporations have to censor…“As [an] internet user, I think it’s pretty dangerous if my moral, political or economic whims play some role in deciding who can and cannot be online,” Matthew Prince, CEO and co-founder of Cloudflare, said…

U.S. scales back visa services in Russia after Putin cuts its staff
The United States said on Monday it was scaling back its visa services in Russia after Moscow ordered it to sharply cut its diplomatic staff… President Vladimir Putin, reacting to new sanctions imposed by the U.S. Congress which President Donald Trump reluctantly signed into law, last month ordered Washington to cut diplomatic and technical staff in Russia by 755 people, or by about 60 percent, by Sept. 1.

On Eve of Total Eclipse, Top Five Heavenly Bible Signs of 5777
On the eve of the highly-anticipated solar eclipse, Breaking Israel News took a look back at the biggest astronomical events of the year and what they mean for the Jewish people and the nations.

New Bill Would Require Donald Trump To Undergo Mental Health Evaluation
A new bill introduced in the House of Representatives would require President Donald Trump to undergo a physical and mental health exam to determine if he is stable enough to stay in office.

ASA Unveils Plan To Stop Yellowstone “Supervolcano” Eruption, There’s Just One Catch
A NASA plan to stop the Yellowstone supervolcano from erupting, could actually cause it to blow… triggering a nuclear winter that would wipe out humanity.

Video Emerges Showing Clashes Between Indian, Chinese Soldiers
The video, which has been widely circulated on social media, shows many soldiers from the two countries punching and kicking each other and throwing stones.

Bannon: “No Administration In History Has Been So Divided”
“If the Republican Party on Capitol Hill gets behind the president on his plans and not theirs, it will all be sweetness and light, be one big happy family…”

Police uncover gas arsenal at bomb factory as Barcelona mourns
Spanish police said Sunday they had uncovered a cache of 120 gas canisters at a house believed to be the bomb-making factory of suspects in terror attacks that claimed 14 lives, as Barcelona mourned victims of the rampage.

Trump to ‘cut all military aid to Islamic Pakistan’, thinks US is being ‘ripped off’ by muslim nation
I had just about given up on Trump, and then he says this. We can only hope that he will follow through, and not be persuaded by McMaster that all Pakistan needs is a few more U.S. billions to turn it into a reliable ally.

This ‘Mother of Satan’ plot by Islamic terrorists would leave thousands dead
The Barcelona terrorists were plotting a far bigger atrocity – targeting hundreds of innocent victims – using a deadly homemade explosive known as the ‘Mother of Satan’, it emerged last night.

JUST IN: Gun Confiscation Bill Signed Into Law
…The law, SB 719A, allows law enforcement or anyone close to a person to file a gun-stripping petition if they believe the person poses a risk to themselves or others. The petition can be filed against any law-abiding US citizen. In other words, it completely disregards an American’s right to own a gun, or to a fair trial.


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5 Signs Your Church Might Be Heading Toward Progressive Christianity
Identifying the signs is not always obvious—sometimes they are subtle and mixed with a lot of truth. Progressive Christianity can be persuasive and enticing, but carried out to its logical end, it is an assault on the foundational framework of Christianity, leaving it disarmed of its saving power.

Netanyahu to warn Putin not to cross red lines
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s primary objective during his upcoming talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin will not be to try to convince the Russians to prevent an Iranian permanent presence in Syria, but rather to let them know what Israel plans to do if Tehran tries to set up such a presence, former National Security Council Advisor Yaakov Amidror said on Tuesday.

Afghanistan hails Trump support in ‘joint struggle’
The Afghan president has hailed Donald Trump’s decision to commit US troops to the country to fight against the resurgent Taliban. Ashraf Ghani thanked the US for supporting “the joint struggle against the threat of terrorism”. Donald Trump has committed the US army to the open-ended conflict, despite previously advocating its withdrawal.

Ischia earthquake: Last of three brothers freed from rubble
Rescuers have freed the last of three brothers who were trapped under rubble after a deadly earthquake on the Italian holiday island of Ischia. The fire service confirmed they had rescued the 11-year-old at 14:12 local time (12:12 GMT), some 16 hours after the quake struck. His baby brother was the first to be pulled out, in the early hours; then his eight-year-old sibling mid morning.

IS conflict: Iraqi forces enter outskirts of Tal Afar
Iraqi forces have fought their way into the outskirts of the city of Tal Afar, one of so-called Islamic State’s last remaining strongholds in the country. Counter-terrorism units entered the south-western Kifah district on Tuesday, the military said. IS militants responded by firing rockets and deploying suicide car bombs, according to one commander.

North Korea shipments to Syria chemical arms agency intercepted: U.N. report
Two North Korean shipments to a Syrian government agency responsible for the country’s chemical weapons program were intercepted in the past six months, according to a confidential United Nations report on North Korea sanctions violations…”The panel is investigating reported prohibited chemical, ballistic missile and conventional arms cooperation between Syria and the DPRK (North Korea),”…

Navy to Pause Operations, Review Collisions, With 10 Missing
The U.S. Navy announced a pause in its global operations and patrols and has begun a broad investigation after the destroyer USS John S. McCain on Monday collided with a merchant vessel, leaving 10 sailors missing, the second such incident in just over two months. The response…signals the Navy believes it needs to examine whether there may be institutional problems behind the deadly collisions, and that it may need to retrain some of its personnel…

Iran says can produce highly enriched uranium in days if U.S. quits deal
Iran can resume production of highly enriched uranium within five days if the nuclear deal it struck with world powers in 2015 is revoked, Iran’s atomic chief was quoted by state media as saying on Tuesday. The deal that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani championed with the United States, Russia, China and three European powers led to the lifting of most sanctions against Tehran in return for curbs on its nuclear program.

Will NASA’s Risky Plan to Drill Into Yellowstone Set Off Seismic End-of-Days Catastrophe?
In the wake of ongoing seismic disturbances at Yellowstone, NASA scientists have suggested a drastic solution that they admit may actually set off the globally threatening catastrophe they are trying to prevent.

Republicans dig deeper after Postal Service cited for workers’ Clinton campaign aid
Republican lawmakers are casting a wider net in their search for wrongdoing at federal agencies in past election cycles, after learning the Postal Service violated the law by allowing employees to do union-funded work for Hillary Clinton’s campaign while on leave. The lawmakers blasted out letters on Monday to 10 other federal government agencies questioning their unpaid leave policy for union-related political work.

US defense chief: ISIS militants caught in Iraq-Syria military vise
‘ISIS’s days are certainly numbered,’ Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says during surprise visit to Baghdad, noting the Middle Euphrates River Valley area would be ‘ISIS’s last stand.’

Dems’ July fundraising hits 10-year low as GOP surges
While donations following an election cycle tend to decline towards midyear, this July represents the worst draw by the DNC since the $3.4 million raised in 2007. Adjusted for inflation, however, even 2007’s dismal numbers added up to more than 2017’s – equaling roughly $4 million in 2017 dollars. Overall, the RNC beat out the DNC by a more than 2-1 margin during the first seven months of 2017, raising $86.5 million to the DNC’s $42 million

What the Syrian regime’s assault on ISIS means for the region
The Lebanese army, Hezbollah and the Syrian regime’s army launched an offensive Saturday on both sides of the Lebanon-Syria border to clear the Islamic State out of a pocket it holds that straddles the border. The offensive further deepens the relationship between Bashar al-Assad’s regime, Hezbollah and the Lebanese army.

Chief Rabbinate contests High Court jurisdiction over Western Wall prayer
The Chief Rabbinate maintained in a position statement to the High Court of Justice on Monday that the court has no authority to intervene on the issue of prayer rights for progressive Jews at the Western Wall, describing the issue as an intra-religious struggle in which the court lacks competence and jurisdiction.

Trump Unveils New, Dramatic Afghanistan Strategy: “We Aren’t Nation-Building Again, We Are Killing Terrorists”
“Ultimately, it is up to the people of Afghanistan to take ownership of their future, to govern their society, and to achieve an everlasting peace. We are a partner and a friend, but we will not dictate to the Afghan people how to live or how to govern their own complex society. We are not nation building again. We are killing terrorists.”

US Commanders To Issue “Rare Warning” To N.Korea As Kim Threatens “Merciless Revenge”
As the Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military drills begin near the Korean Peninsula, North Korea’s Kim has threatened “merciless revenge” against the “US Imperialists and South Korean war maniacs” for ignoring his warnings.

Scientist fired from university after discovering shocking dinosaur bones believed to be only 4,000 years old
A recent archaeological discovery that throws a wrench into the conventional theory of evolution has reportedly cost a California professor his job. Mark Armitage, a former scientist at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), was reportedly fired after claiming to have unearthed a dinosaur fossil that still contains soft, flexible tissue, suggesting that it can’t be millions of years old.

A total eclipse of SANITY: America under the spell of mass hysteria engineered
The total eclipse of sanity is now under way across America. Mass hysteria has gripped the minds of the gullible, many of whom now hallucinate their “reality” on a moment-by-moment basis.

Chief Obamacare Architect Sacked After Fraudulent Billing Investigation
Vermont’s Attorney General has settled the state’s claims of fraud against Jonathan Gruber, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor who served as a technical consultant for President Barack Obama and as one of the chief architects of Obamacare. Under the terms of the settlement, Gruber will no longer work as a taxpayer-funded economic consultant for the state’s health care system and he won’t seek to be paid any money he might be owed, reports the Rutland Herald, a Vermont newspaper.

Illinois Is About To Become The First Failed State!
The state just passed a 32% income tax hike. Rising taxes are pushing more and more productive people to make the chicken run… and at the worst possible moment for the state’s coffers.


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Trump Is Slow Playing His Cards In This Game Of Deep State Poker
what if I were to tell you that the Donald is, in actuality, the most capable man to lead this country since at least Eisenhower? What if I were to tell you that the left is in its death throes? What if I were to tell you that I believe we are on the verge of witnessing the unfurling of the greatest sting operation in the history of our country?

Emperor Justinian Mosaic Inscription Unearthed near Damascus Gate
A 1,500-year-old mosaic floor, with a Greek inscription, was discovered this summer following groundwork for Partner communications cable infrastructures near the Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem.

US Liberals cozy up to Antifa, America’s anti-free speech ‘Taliban’
The liberal media is pushing the idea that any violence committed on the part of Antifa, the so-called ‘anti-fascist’ leftist group, is acceptable if it is directed at the political right. Such delusional thinking will only lead to civil war.

Trump’s team arrives once again to reignite diplomatic process
The team, made up of Trump senior adviser Jared Kushner, Mideast negotiator Jason Greenblatt and Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell, will arrive after holding meetings in Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt. The three met with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman on Tuesday, and according to Arab media, “reaffirmed” their joint commitment to achieving a “real and lasting” Israeli-Palestinian peace.

‘Gamechanging’ New Landscape in Middle East: Amb. Danny Ayalon
Former Israeli ambassador to the US Danny Ayalon believes that the game in the Middle East is changing as Syria heats up and America puts the region on the bottom of its priority list. (video)

Earthquake Hits Yellowstone During Solar Eclipse as NASA Seeks Supervolcano Solution
As tens of thousands of people gathered in Yellowstone National Park Monday morning to witness the once-in-a-century solar eclipse, the area was hit by a 3.2 magnitude earthquake. This recent tremor, though not large, is part of an ongoing series of quakes that began June 12. Experts believed the unusually large swarm of earthquakes would gradually die down but by the beginning of August, over 1,400 minor tremors had been recorded at the site.

Isang intensifies, heads for extreme Northern Luzon
MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Storm Isang (Hato) intensified on Monday morning, August 21, as it continued moving toward extreme Northern Luzon. In a bulletin issued 11 am on Monday, state weather bureau PAGASA said Isang is already 275 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes, still moving west northwest at 17 kilometers per hour (km/h).

Naples earthquake: 2 dead, 39 injured, 7 missing as Ischia rocked by quake on VOLCANO edge
The 4.3 magnitude quake hit the tourist hotspot at 8:57pm local time (7:57pm UK time), destroying several buildings across the island. Two women died and 39 people have been injured – at least one of them seriously – after the earthquake struck. Seven are still missing as officials rush to find them in the rubble. One woman died after the island’s historic church collapsed, while the other woman died after she was buried under the rubble of her home.

Air Force declares full operational capability of upgraded drone
The Israel Air Force has declared full operational capability of its upgraded Elbit Systems Hermes 900 “Kochav” unmanned aerial vehicle on Wednesday, after a lengthy series of tests performed by the IAF’s flight-test squadron. According to a statement released by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), the main objective of the upgrade was to double the power and capabilities of the UAV in as many aspects as possible, including its size, carrying capacity, air time and flight range.

EU envoy: Israel can learn from Europe how to fight terrorism
Israel can learn from the European Union how to battle terrorism, and not only the other way around, according to outgoing EU Ambassador Lars Faaborg-Andersen. On the eve of leaving Israel at the end of the month, after serving as EU ambassador for the last four years, Faaborg-Andersen told reporters at a briefing on Tuesday that regarding anti-terrorism, “We have a lot to learn from Israel, and Israel has a lot to learn from us.”

Senior PA official to Britain: We want our own Balfour
Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki has called on British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to recognize a Palestinian state in a declaration akin to that of the 1917 Balfour Declaration. “Balfour became famous for his promise to the Jews to establish a state for them on the land of Palestine,” Maliki said on Tuesday in Ramallah, in a meeting with British Middle East and International Development Minister Alistair Burt.

Egypt criticises US decision to withhold military aid
Egypt has criticised the United States after it reportedly withheld $195m (£152m) in military aid and cut $96m in other aid over human rights concerns. An Egyptian foreign ministry statement said the move – which has not yet been announced – reflected “poor judgement”. Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry also cancelled a meeting with Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law.

Trump threatens government shutdown over border wall funding
President Trump on Tuesday threatened to shut down the federal government if Congress doesn’t present him with a spending bill for the next fiscal year that includes funding for a wall on the southern border. “The obstructionist Democrats would like us not to do it, but believe me, if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall,” Trump said at a rally in Phoenix.

Rocklin Parents Grill School Board Over Transgender Discussions In Kindergarten
The Rocklin Academy school board is facing tough questions from parents concerned over a controversial incident involving transgender discussions inside a kindergarten class. “These parents feel betrayed by the school district that they were not notified,” said Karen England with the Capitol Resource Institute. The incident happened earlier this summer during the last few days of the academic school year.

Netanyahu to Putin: Iran’s growing Syria role threatens Israel
Iran’s growing role in Syria poses a threat to Israel, the Middle East and the world, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday. “Mr. President, with joint efforts we are defeating Islamic State, and this is a very important thing. But the bad thing is, that where the defeated Islamic State group vanishes, Iran is stepping in,” Netanyahu told Putin…

Trump warns may terminate NAFTA treaty
U.S. President Donald Trump warned on Tuesday he might terminate the NAFTA trade treaty with Mexico and Canada after three-way talks failed to bridge deep differences. The United States, Canada and Mexico wrapped up their first round of talks on Sunday to revamp the trade pact with little sign of a breakthrough coming. Trump reopened negotiations of the 1994 treaty out of concern U.S. economic interests were suffering.

Atheist Group Calls Bible ‘Hate-Filled Book,’ Says God Worse Than ‘White Supremacist Thugs’An national atheist organization wrote that the Christian Bible “encourages violence and racism” in an Monday letter intended to bully Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin

The Imperial Collapse Clock Ticks Closer To Midnight
“…Trump has been totally brought to heel, a fact that’ll become increasingly crystal clear in the months ahead. This is now your standard Wall Street and military-industrial complex run Presidency…”

PayPal Begins Banning Conservative Sites
..Jihad Watch was reportedly banned from PayPal on Saturday after ProPublica – a George Soros funded investigative group – targeted the site and its director Robert Spencer (not to be confused with white nationalist Richard Spencer) in a hit piece that claimed the site was guilty of “extreme hostility toward Muslims.”

WATCH: NFL Star Drops Racism Truth Bomb On CNN… So CNN Cut His Mic
Over the course of the next day, he had filled up a page on his iPhone notepad expressing his feelings on the matter. Watson decided to piece his thoughts together into one Facebook post with an important message. “It’s not about skin. It’s about sin.” He relayed his message, which went viral, and then appeared on CNN to express his point of view. He was then rudely cut off.

IRS rehires personnel fired for targeting conservatives!
More than 200 IRS personnel who were fired for unethical and even criminal actions in connection with the targeting of conservatives are now back on the job, according to an inspector general’s report. According to the Office of Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, 213 people were rehired by the IRS despite a checkered history with the agency.

McConnell Doubts “Trump Can Save Presidency” As Relationship “Disintegrates”
According to a new bombshell report from the NYT, the relationship between President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has “disintegrated” in recent week “to the point that they have not spoken to each other in weeks”, prompting the Kentucky senator to express doubts if Trump can succeed in office and “salvage the presidency” after a summer of controversies and


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Pro Sports To Christian Players And Fans: ‘We Don’t Want Your Kind Around Here’
Professional sports, both individual teams and entire leagues, seek to enhance their brands by connecting promotions with the LGBT movement’s Pride campaign. Teams organize “Pride Nights,” including rainbow-themed merchandise, not only as marketing tools but as signs of their acquiescence to leftist views of social justice.

FEMA Prepares for ‘Black Sky’ Doomsday Events With Emergency Drills
An exercise designed to prepare the US for a high-tech end-of-days scenario has just ended in preparation for a threat that is growing as America’s enemies focus on these attacks that could cripple America. Government efforts in this area are increasing and as one expert put it, “It is not a matter of ‘if, but a matter of ‘when’”.

Black Lives Matter protesters target NFL headquarters in solidarity with Kaepernick
Hundreds of protesters called for a boycott of the NFL at the football league’s headquarters, in support of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who is in danger of losing his career after refusing to stand for the national anthem.

Netanyahu: Peace is within reach
“We have a lot of things to talk about. How to advance peace, stability and security in our region – prosperity too – and I think all of them are within our reach,” he said.

US Defense Secretary says Russia trying to redraw borders by force
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on a visit to Ukraine on Thursday said Washington would continue to put pressure on Russia over what he called its aggressive behavior, but stopped short of promising to provide lethal weapons to Kiev. Mattis said Russia has not abided by the Minsk ceasefire agreement meant to end separatist violence in eastern Ukraine.

Trump “very committed” to Mideast peace, envoy says, but prospects unclear
U.S. President Donald Trump remains “very committed” to achieving Israeli-Palestinian peace, his son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the start of talks on Thursday. But there was little to suggest that any breakthrough or significant progress towards ending a decades-old conflict was imminent as Kushner began a day of separate meetings with Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

As Syria war tightens, US and Russia ramp up communication
Even as tensions between the United States and Russia fester, there is one surprising place where their military-to-military contacts are quietly weathering the storm: Syria. It has been four months since US President Donald Trump ordered cruise missile strikes against a Syrian airfield after an alleged chemical weapons attack.

Israel watches tag-team operation against ISIS nervously
As Hezbollah and the Syrian and Lebanese armies enter the fourth day of a major offensive against an Islamic State enclave in the Qalamoun mountains of Lebanon, Israel watches nervously. The Lebanese Army on Saturday opened its offensive…on the northeast border with Syria near the town of Ras Baalbek, while Hezbollah announced its assault staged from the Qalamoun region on the Syrian side of the border.

Indian Supreme Court in landmark ruling on privacy
India’s Supreme Court has ruled that citizens have a fundamental right to privacy, in a landmark judgement. The judges ruled the right to privacy was “an intrinsic part of Article 21 that protects life and liberty”. The ruling has implications for the government’s vast biometric ID scheme, covering access to benefits, bank accounts and payment of taxes.

Switzerland landslide: Eight missing in Val Bondasca region
Eight people are missing following a landslide in an alpine valley in south-eastern Switzerland, police say. The landslide on Wednesday forced the evacuation of some villages in the Val Bondasca region, officials said. German, Austrian and Swiss citizens are among those missing, Graubünden cantonal police said in a statement.

Qatar restores diplomatic ties with Iran amid Gulf crisis
Qatar has restored full diplomatic relations with Iran in defiance of four other Arab nations who have demanded it curb ties with the Islamic Republic. The emirate recalled its ambassador in 2016 when Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran were attacked after Saudi Arabia executed a leading Shia Muslim cleric. But Qatar now wants to strengthen bilateral relations “in all fields”.

India swine flu death toll rises above 1,000 this year
India appears to be in the grip of a swine flu outbreak with 1,094 recorded deaths over the past eight months, said an official report on Wednesday. The last three weeks have seen the highest number of fatalities, at 342. A total of 22,186 cases have been reported across the country.

Wall Street Banks Warn Downturn Is Coming
HSBC Holdings Plc, Citigroup Inc. and Morgan Stanley see mounting evidence that global markets are in the last stage of their rallies before a downturn in the business cycle. Analysts…cite signals including the breakdown of long-standing relationships between stocks, bonds and commodities as well as investors ignoring valuation fundamentals and data. It all means stock and credit markets are at risk of a painful drop.

Hunting a Killer: Sex, Drugs and the Return of Syphilis
For months, health officials…have been staggered by a fast-spreading outbreak of a disease that…was considered all but extinguished. Syphilis, the deadly sexually transmitted infection that can lead to blindness, paralysis and dementia, is returning here and around the country, another consequence of the heroin and methamphetamine epidemics, as users trade sex for drugs.

Harvey Likely to Be First Hurricane to Strike Texas Since 2008
Harvey, which is set to strengthen into the first hurricane to strike Texas since 2008, forced workers off Gulf of Mexico platforms, sent cotton rallying and has airlines preparing for flight disruptions. Now a tropical storm, Harvey “is expected to become a hurricane by Friday,” the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory issued at 4 a.m. Central Daylight Time.

Russia sends nuclear-capable bombers on mission near South Korea, Japan
Russian nuclear-capable strategic bombers have flown over the Pacific Ocean, the Sea of Japan, the Yellow Sea and the East China Sea, prompting Japan and South Korea to scramble jets to escort them… Russia’s Defence Ministry said in a statement the Tupolev-95MS bombers, code named “Bears” by NATO, flew over neutral waters and were accompanied by Russian Sukhoi-35S fighter jets and A-50 early warning and control aircraft.

Macau struggles to recover from Typhoon Hato’s destruction
Chaos and confusion gripped Macau on Thursday after one of the strongest typhoons on record hit the territory, killing at least nine people, and leaving more than half the city still without water and power… Rescuers on Thursday searched submerged cars for trapped people in the former Portuguese territory, while overwhelmed emergency services scrambled to respond to crisis calls.

United Nations Issues Rare “Early Warning” – Signals Potential Civil Conflict In America
In the past 10-years, the early warning citing “alarming racism” trends has been issued in Burundi, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Kyrgyzstan, and Nigeria… and now America!

BOMBSHELL: The House has Launched A Full Investigation Into The Obama Administration
Politico is reporting that the House Oversight Board has started a forceful investigation into the illegal actions of the Obama administration concerning Iran! Specifically, arrangements with Iran over its alleged nuclear weapons program which included BILLIONS of American dollars.

Google is Secretly Recording Your Most Intimate Moments (Video)
Not that we didn’t know that we were being spied on, but it’s awfully convenient that Google’s “personal assistant” is listening in when we utter key words in and around an Android based smartphone. I guess you might want to think twice about where you keep your phone when you expect and want a little privacy…

Church, Govt Argue Child Sex Predators Innocent Because Children Consented
The Catholic Church and government agencies in the United Kingdom have developed a new argument to avoid paying out settlements to victims of pedophilia and sex abuse: they’re claiming the children consented.

Alt-Left Protesters Show up to Phoenix Rally Armed With AR-15’s and Bullet Proof Vests
President Trump is holding a rally in Phoenix, Arizona Tuesday evening and Trump supporters are already lined up at the convention center chanting, “Build the Wall!”.

Hartford Bankruptcy Looms As CT Gov Admits “We Spent Money On Wrong Things”
“We built too many prisons, which we’re still paying off even while we’re closing them…”

Sharpton Targets the Jefferson Memorial
Racial arsonist Al Sharpton is demanding the federal government shut down the historic Jefferson Memorial in the nation’s capital because the long-dead president honored by the monument owned slaves.

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In Furious Attack, Poland Slams “Arrogant” Macron, Says “You Won’t Rule Europe”
Even as recent European outcast Poland is demanding World War II reparations from Germany, causing a rift between Warsaw and Berlin, it has engaged in another diplomatic feud, this time with French president Macron, who as we learned overnight spends $10,000 each month on make up.

North Korea Is So Worried About Kim Jong Un Being Assassinated That It’s Asking KGB Agents for Help
Kim Jong Un has taken his personal protection to a new level. Japanese media reported Friday that the North Korean dictator, who already only travels at night out of fear of attack, has linked up with 10 former KGB agents to avoid assassination.

Trump Pardons Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Throughout his time as Sheriff, Arpaio confirmed his life’s work of protecting the public from the scourges of crime and illegal immigration. Sheriff Joe Arpaio is now eighty-five years old, and after more than fifty years of admirable service to our Nation, he is worthy candidate for a Presidential pardon.

Donald Trump Formally Erases Obama’s Pro-Transgender Military Rules
President Donald Trump has erased former President Barack Obama’s late-term imposition of the transgender ideology on the U.S. military.

WELL, WELL, WELL: Look What Happened As Soon As Colorado Gave Trump Vote Fraud Info
…A particularly suspicious event happened in July after Trump’s team requested personal information on voters from all states to verify their ability to legally vote, according to The Washington Examiner. Colorado agreed to turn over the information only to have hundreds of people in each district withdraw their registrations.

Mugabe Says Zimbabwe “Will Not Prosecute Killers Of White Farmers”
“Yes, we have those who were killed when they resisted. We will never prosecute those who killed them. I ask, why should we arrest them?”

In Policy Turnaround US State Department Refuses to Commit to “Biased” Two-State Solution
While a White House delegation meets with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, the US State Department indicated a significant shift away from the anti-Israel two-state solution, admitting that it was “biased”.

North Korea Boosts Production of New Solid-Fuel Missiles Capable of Reaching US Mainland
North Korean media released photos on Wednesday of previously unrevealed missiles using more efficient solid fuel. In theory, these new missiles could reach any target in the continental US including New York and Washington DC.

EU demands Israel rebuild illegal Palestinian school structures
Israel must rebuild the two modular Palestinian schools it demolished, the European Union said as it condemned the IDF actions against illegal Palestinian and Beduin construction in Area C of the West Bank. “Every child has the right to safe access to education and states have an obligation to protect, respect and fulfill this right, by ensuring that schools are inviolable safe spaces for children,” the EU said on Thursday…

Amid constant clashes, wall to be built around Beit El settlement
Israeli authorities have allocated millions of shekels to build a wall around part of the West Bank Jewish community of Beit El, where 6,500 residents live side-by-side the Al-Jalazoun Palestinian refugee camp. Yaacov Havakook, who heads the International Media Department at Israel’s Defense Ministry, told The Media Line about the plan to build a wall in the western part of Beit El and stressed that the move “is based on security circumstances and needs.”

Boris Johnson says UK was ‘over-optimistic’ about Libya
The removal of Colonel Gaddafi in 2011 has been a “tragedy so far” for the people of Libya, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said. He told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that “we were way over-optimistic” about Libya’s future, adding that the elections of 2014 “made things worse”. His comments came after a two-day visit to Libya, where he urged rival parties to compromise and unite the country.

Sixteen US staff in Cuba hurt in ‘acoustic attack’
At least 16 US government employees were treated for symptoms after a possible acoustic attack targeting embassy staff in Cuba, the state department says. US media reports say the symptoms range from hearing loss to “mild traumatic brain injury”, which could include concussion or headaches. A spokeswoman said the attacks seemed to have stopped.

‘Perfect’ conditions could make Harvey the strongest hurricane to hit the US in 12 YEARS
Texas is bracing itself for the storm of the decade as Hurricane Harvey barrels towards the state, which is expecting catastrophic flooding, power outages, winds up to 130mph and 30 inches of rain. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Harvey has ‘rapidly intensified’ and experts say weather conditions have created the perfect recipe for the monster Category 3 hurricane to form and crash into Texas late on Friday night.

3,700-year-old Babylonian tablet rewrites the history of maths/a>
A 3,700-year-old clay tablet has proven that the Babylonians developed trigonometry 1,500 years before the Greeks and were using a sophisticated method of mathematics which could change how we calculate today. The tablet, known as Plimpton 332, was discovered in the early 1900s in Southern Iraq by the American archaeologist and diplomat Edgar Banks, who was the inspiration for Indiana Jones.

Christians FURIOUS as blacklist of hate groups lists Evangelicals in with Neo-Nazis and the KKK
A prominent civil-rights organization just published its annual list of hate groups, lumping right-wing and religious groups with neo-Nazis and the KKK. The list has caused damage to several non-profit charitable organizations and has been labeled as fraudulent by many, but is still used as the standard for judging an organization because it is the only list of its kind.

BREAKING: Document Leak Clears Trump In Russia “Scandal”
…Four intelligence and computer experts tasked with examining the case now conclude that the Democrat National Committee (DNC) email server was not hacked by the Russian government. In fact, the server was not hacked at all.

Wash Post column cheers Satan, jeers Christians
The venerated journalistic institution the Washington Post, which recently adopted the slogan “Democracy Dies in Darkness,” published a column Wednesday by a spokesman for the “Prince of Darkness” who blamed Christianity for slavery and white supremacism.

White House Readies Military Transgender Ban, Removal of Troops
The White House is expected to send guidance to the Pentagon in coming days on how to implement a new administration ban on transgender people in the military, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Under the policy, Defense Secretary James Mattis can consider a service member’s ability to deploy as the primary legal test for deciding whether to discharge them from the military.

Jared Kushner Arrives in Israel to Attempt Palestinian Statehood Talks
The Times of Israel reports: A high level US delegation including senior White House adviser Jared Kushner arrived in Israel late Wednesday, ahead of meetings with Palestinian and Israeli leaders aimed at looking for way to jumpstart peace talks.

CIA’s Secret Spy Tool Allegedly Helps Steal Data From NSA & FBI
Details of an alleged CIA project that allows the agency to secretly extract biometric data from liaison services such as the NSA, the DHS and the FBI have been published by WikiLeaks. Documents from the CIA’s ‘ExpressLane’ project were released by the whistleblowing organization as part of its ongoing ‘Vault 7’ series on the intelligence agency’s alleged hacking capabilities.

Senate Declares War On Assange
An angry Julian Assange slammed efforts to officially classify his whistleblowing organization as a “non-state hostile intelligence service”, decrying it as an attempt to put the “Pompeo Doctrine” into law. In its annual “intelligence authorization”, the Senate Intelligence Committee proposed to effectively declare WikiLeaks a terrorist media organization.


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IDF maintains readiness as soldiers drill for urban combat in Gaza
As Israel’s enemies continue to build up their arsenals, hundreds of Golani soldiers participated in a large scale exercise on Wednesday simulating urban combat in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip. Soldiers from Golani’s 12th battalion began the two-day drill with an overnight march from the northern city of Meitav to their destination of Harish some 30 kilometers away late Tuesday night.

Haley demands UNIFIL changes, levels harsh criticism against commander
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley leveled harsh criticism on Friday at Irish Major General Michael Beary, the commander of United Nations forces in Lebanon, accusing him of turning a blind eye to Iran’s covert arming of the Hezbollah militant group. “General Beary says there are no Hezbollah weapons,” she said. “That’s an embarrassing lack of understanding on what’s going on around him.”

North Korea fires three missiles into sea
North Korea has fired three short-range ballistic missiles, the US military says. They were launched from a site in the North Korean province of Gangwon and flew for about 250km (150 miles), officials in South Korea said. Since firing an intercontinental ballistic weapon last month, Pyongyang has threatened to aim missiles at the US Pacific territory of Guam.

Brussels attack: Man shot after stabbing soldier
A man has been shot dead after attacking soldiers with a machete in Brussels, in what prosecutors are treating as a terror attack. The Somali attacker, aged 30, died in hospital. One of the soldiers suffered a hand injury. Photographs show the street cordoned off with police and troops in the area.

Venezuela says US sanctions will lead to halt in oil exports
Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro has said that a preliminary analysis shows that new financial sanctions imposed by the United States will lead to a halt in oil exports to the US. President Trump’s order bans trade in Venezuelan debt and blocks its state oil firm from selling bonds in the US. Mr Maduro went on national television to denounce the US sanctions as an illegal act of aggression.

Hurricane Harvey’s high winds make landfall in Texas
Hurricane Harvey has slammed into Texas with winds of up to 130mph (215 km/h) battering coastal areas. The storm, which has even stronger gusts, is the most powerful to hit the US mainland for 12 years. Up to 40in (1m) of rain is expected to fall. President Donald Trump has signed a disaster proclamation for the state, which will free up federal aid for the worst-affected areas.

S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster issues executive order cutting off state, local money from abortion clinics
Triggering praise, criticism and some confusion, Gov. Henry McMaster issued an executive order Friday cutting off all public funding to health care providers affiliated with abortion clinics in South Carolina. In the order, he also directed the South Carolina Medicaid agency to seek permission from the federal government to exclude abortion clinics from the state’s Medicaid provider network.

Elon Musk’s Neuralink Gets $27 Million to Build Brain Computers
Neuralink Corp., the startup co-founded by billionaire Elon Musk, has taken steps to sell as much as $100 million in stock to fund the development of technology that connects human brains with computers. The San Francisco-based company has already gotten $27 million in funding…Musk said via Twitter on Friday that Neuralink isn’t seeking outside investors. A spokesman didn’t respond to questions about the source of the funds.

Iran’s new army chief says Israel won’t exist in 25 Years
Iranian news agenct Tasnim reported on Friday that new Iranian Army Chief, Maj. Gen. Abdolrahim Mousavi said that State of Israel will no longer exist in 25 years’ time, and that if a military offensive breaks out against Iran, Iran will be the one to decide how it will end.

Israeli envoy to Egypt visits Cairo for first time in months
Israel’s Ambassador to Egypt David Govrin paid a visit to Cairo Wednesday, along with eight other members of the Israeli delegation, for the first time since the end of 2016 when he was forced to leave the country amid security warnings, according to Egyptian media reports. The reports claim that Govrin’s rapid visit lasted just one day, after which he returned to Israel.



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Abbas to meet Erdogan in Ankara Tuesday
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet in Ankara on Tuesday to discuss Palestinian reconciliation, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu announced. Fatah, Abbas’s party, and Hamas have been at loggerheads since 2007 when Hamas took over the Gaza Strip in a coup d’etat and ousted the Fatah-dominated PA from the territory.

UN gives Gaza $2.5m. in humanitarian aid for water and fuel crisis
The United Nations has provided the Gaza Strip with $2.5 million in humanitarian aid to help with its water, electricity and fuel crisis. The funds come as Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas threatens to gradually cut funding to Gaza if Hamas does not allow Fatah to return to the Strip.

Top US congressman: Time to think beyond two-state solution
Some basic assumptions that have governed Middle East diplomacy over the last quarter century — such as the need for a Palestinian state in the West Bank — are being questioned by more and more people in Congress…“My view is that some of the assumptions that we have all operated under for a long time – that there has to be a two-state solution…those assumptions are now being questioned,” said [Rep. Mac] Thornberry [(R-Texas)].

King of Spain joins Barcelona march of defiance against terrorism
Hundreds of thousands of people in Barcelona have marched against militant Islamists who left 15 people dead in and around the city last week. King Felipe VI joined the demonstrators, alongside Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. The king is the first Spanish sovereign to join a march since the monarchy was re-established in the 1970s.

Ceasefire with ‘Islamic State’ on Syria-Lebanon border
A ceasefire has been declared in offensives against so-called Islamic State on the Syria-Lebanon border. The militants have been fighting the Lebanese army on one front, and Hezbollah with the Syrian army on the other. Lebanon’s army said the pause in operations would enable talks over the fate of kidnapped soldiers.

Harvey: Fears grow over severe flooding risk
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has warned that severe flooding is his main worry as the rains from Tropical Storm Harvey continue to lash the state. Mr Abbott said the cities of Houston and Corpus Christi had already received as much as 20in (50cm) of rain. He said another 40in of rain could be due before the storm subsides midweek.

Venezuela to stage war games in warning to Trump
Venezuela kicks off two days of military drills on Saturday in response to US President Donald Trump’s threat of military action and newly announced sanctions on the crisis-stricken nation. Trump warned on August 11 that the United States was mulling a range of options against Venezuela, “including a possible military option if necessary.”

As Britain cracks down on weapons, criminals turn to acid attacks
Jabed Hussain said he was really lucky. The delivery driver was one of the latest victims in an alarming surge of acid attacks in Britain. He was still trembling when he said, “But they didn’t get my face. They didn’t ruin me.” Attacks by people throwing acid at their victims has tripled in the past three years in Britain, stoking fears that almost anyone can be the victim…

Purchase finalized for 17 more F-35 stealth fighter jets
This past weekend saw the completion of a deal to purchase 17 more F-35 (“Adir”) jets for the Israeli Air Force, bringing Israel’s total to 50 F-35s set to enter into service in two squadrons. The Ministry of Defense’s acquisition team signed the agreement in the United States with director of the US government’s JSF program, making use of the option to purchase 17 more jets…

Storm Pakhar hits Hong Kong and Macau days after deadly Hato
Tropical storm Pakhar brought strong winds and heavy rain to Hong Kong and Macau on Sunday, just four days after one of the strongest typhoons on record, Hato, caused serious flooding and damage in the territories and killed at least 10 people in the gaming hub. The two cities lowered their typhoon signal to No.3 in the early afternoon, after Pakhar brushed passed and landed in the southern Chinese city of Taishan in the morning.

Hundreds of Russians protest tighter internet controls
About 1,000 Russians braved pouring rain in Moscow on Saturday to demonstrate against the government’s moves to tighten controls on internet use, with police arresting about a dozen protesters.

Buckingham Palace knifeman had 4ft sword and shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’, police reveal
The man arrested outside Buckingham Palace drove at police before lunging for a 4ft sword and repeatedly shouting “Allahu Akbar”. The 26-year-old man from Luton was wrestled to the ground by unarmed police who had to use CS gas to incapacitate him.

Congress Quietly Passed A Bill Allowing Warrantless Searches of Homes – Only 1% Opposed It
One of the most important things to remember about this legislation is that it was ignored by the media, and while it may only affect the Washington D.C. metro area now, it could be laying the blueprint for future legislation across the country.

Catholic school removes Jesus statues to be ‘more inclusive’
Parents of students at a Catholic school in the San Francisco Bay area are protesting the board’s decision to remove and relocate more than 160 statues of Jesus, Mary and historic church figures from the campus in an effort to make the school more “inclusive.”

Germany Bans ‘Extremist AntiFa’ Website For “Legitimizing Violence Against Cops”
“…the site tried to legitimize violence against police officers …in an expression of an attitude that tramples human dignity…. This is absolutelyunacceptable and incompatible with our liberal democratic order…”

IT’S ON: Christian Group Sues SPLC and Amazon Over ‘Hate Group’ Designation
On Tuesday, D. James Kennedy Ministries (DJKM) filed a lawsuit against the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the charity navigation organization GuideStar, and Amazon, for defamation, religious discrimination, and trafficking in falsehood. The SPLC listed DJKM as a “hate group,” while GuideStar also categorized it in those terms, and Amazon kept the ministry off of its charity donation program, Amazon Smile.

Bachmann taking on deceit as ‘Pastor to the U.N.’
“I don’t know a darker, more deceived place on Earth than the U.N.,” Bachmann stated, according to Patheos. “Because – as we saw at the Tower of Babel – that’s probably the last time when we saw all the nations of the Earth come together in a moment of deception.” She then alluded to the fact that the End Times are currently unfolding, with the U.N. assuming the role of being the agent that sets the stage for the antichrist’s government that reigns over the entire Earth – as explained in the Book of Revelation.


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Is Hurricane Harvey Divine Reaction to Latest US Mid-East Peace Push?
While “it is forbidden to attribute divine motivations to such disasters”, Rabbi Yosef Dayan, a former member of the nascent Sanhedrin, told Breaking Israel News, “an introspective process is clearly necessary.” One overarching spiritual theme places the disaster in a peculiar context. The storm coincided with the Trump Administration’s Middle East negotiating team, led by Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt, visiting the region in yet another attempt to jump-start peace talks. The devastation of Hurricane Harvey thus follows in a long line of natural disasters that have accompanied the anti-Israel political process of negotiating with the Palestinians.

As Menendez trial begins, corruption case brings high stakes
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) is about to endure a lengthy trial in federal court as he fights accusations of fraud and bribery. The trial, expected to last two months, puts Democrats in jeopardy of losing a critical seat in the Senate and possibly ceding ground to Republicans on a number of major policy proposals that have divided Washington.

Houston crippled by catastrophic flooding, with more rain on the way
Harvey, the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in more than 50 years, first hit land late on Friday and has killed at least two people. It has since stayed around Texas’ Gulf of Mexico Coast, where it is forecast to remain for several more days, drenching parts of the region with a year’s worth of rain in the span of a week.

PM to UN Chief: You’ve allowed Palestinian hatred to thrive
“The UN is charged with [bringing] peace,” said Netanyahu, yet it permits Palestinian hatred to thrive in its [the UN’s] corridors.”

Quake leaves 8 injured in northwestern Iran
A 4.9-magnitute earthquake which hit Sharabian district in the East Azarbaijan Province, northwestern Iran, on the wee hours of Aug.28, injured eight people, He said that the tremor also damaged many houses in the area.

Trump Envoys, Netanyahu Renew Talks on Jerusalem Embassy Move
President Donald Trump’s Middle East envoys and Israeli officials renewed discussion of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in high-level meetings last week, the Times of Israel reported Sunday.

Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits Admiralty Islands, Papua New Guinea
A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit Admiralty Islands archipelago, Papua New Guinea at 04:17 UTC on August 27, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 8.1 km (5 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 0 km.

Israeli official: If Iran expands in Syria, we’ll bomb Assad’s palace
A senior Israeli official warned the Russian government that if Iran continues to extend its reach in Syria, Israel will bomb Syrian President Bashar Assad’s palace in Damascus, according to reports in Arab media. Israel also warned that if serious changes do not happen in the region, Israel will make sure the ceasefire deal, reached by the United States and Russia in Astana, Kazakhstan, will be nullified.

UN Chief Guterres: UN will treat Israel with ‘impartiality’
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres told Israeli President Reuven Rivlin that he intends to end the discrimination against Israel at the UN…“This targeting of Israel, this singling out of the world’s only Jewish State, and even actions and statements that threaten to destroy Israel are unacceptable, and should come at a price. No member state in the UN should be allowed to behave like that,” he said.

US policy in Israel remains unclear after envoys’ visit
They came, they saw, they left – and to little fanfare at that…And following the latest meetings between the US delegation and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, it appears as though “Team America” is no closer to reaching a breakthrough to reestablish any meaningful negotiating process.

China claims victory over India in Himalayan border row
China says India has withdrawn troops from a disputed Himalayan border area, ending a tense stand-off lasting weeks. The foreign ministry in Beijing said it was pleased that “trespassing Indian personnel have all pulled back to the Indian side of the boundary”. India’s foreign ministry confirmed troops were “disengaging” at Doklam after agreement between the countries.

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Guatemala’s president has ordered the expulsion from the country of the head of the UN anti-corruption mission. President Jimmy Morales ordered Iván Velásquez Gómez’s immediate removal in a video message released on Sunday. The Constitutional Court quickly halted the order, but Mr Morales said it did not have the power to overrule his decisions on foreign affairs.

Storm Harvey: Houston battles ‘unprecedented’ floods
The US city of Houston is in the grip of the biggest storm in the history of the state of Texas, officials say. A record 30in of rain (75cm) has fallen on the city in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, turning roads into rivers. The area is expected to have received a year’s rainfall within a week. Five people are reported dead. Helicopters have plucked victims from rooftops.

Face scans, robot baggage handlers—airports of the future
Passengers’ baggage is collected by robots, they relax in a luxurious waiting area complete with an indoor garden before getting a face scan and swiftly passing through security and immigration—this could be the airport of the future. It’s a vision that planners hope will become reality as new technology is rolled out, transforming the exhausting experience of getting stuck in lengthy queues…

Christian child forced into Muslim foster care
A white Christian child was taken from her family and forced to live with a niqab-wearing foster carer in a home where she was allegedly encouraged to learn Arabic. The five-year-old girl, a native English speaker, has spent the past six months in the care of two Muslim households in London.

Chicago Exchange Sale Looks Shaky as China Tensions Rise
The Chicago Stock Exchange is a relic of history, trading less than 0.5% of U.S. stocks and in such straits that it has been looking for a buyer. That isn’t how U.S. officials see it. After a group of buyers emerged last year to rescue the exchange—led by Chongqing Casin Enterprise Group, a Chinese conglomerate—lawmakers demanded that the deal be halted on national-security grounds.

Ilargi Meijer: Jackson Hole’s Deluded Groupthink Confirms “A Gigantic Financial Crisis Is Coming”
“America is slowly dying… as The Fed congratulates itself on achieving ‘full employment’ …when full employment means 78% of people have such a hard time making ends meet that they can’t afford to keep each other in a job by spending their money in stores etc., you’re effectively looking at a dying economy…”

FEMA: “We’re Going To Be There For Years” As Trump Visits Texas On Tuesday
FEMA is gearing up for a years-long effort to help the recovery from the damage wrought by Hurricane Harvey. “FEMA is going to be there for years,” administrator Brock Long said on CNN: “this disaster is going to be a landmark event.”

North Korea likely tested a weapon that could start a Second Korean War
Question: Why didn’t President Bill Clinton in 1994—when the North Korean nuclear menace was still in its infancy—destroy Pyongyang’s atomic program before it would transform into the existential threat it is today? Simple. He risked the possibility that the Kim family would, at the very least, rain down a barrage of massive artillery and rocket fire on the capitol of South Korea, Seoul, just some 35 miles from the Demilitarized Zone. As one senior Clinton official told me some months ago: “We just couldn’t take that risk.”

California Could Start Jailing People Who Don’t Use Transgender Pronouns
A bill that passed the California state senate and is now moving through the Assembly could threaten jail time for anyone who refuses to use a transgender person’s preferred pronoun.

BOMBSHELL! The National Debt has SHRUNK 100 Billion Dollars Under President Trump!
Even SNOPES agrees that for the first time in DECADES, the United States’ national debt has fallen to a “surprising” extent in the seven months since the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

Liberals Petitioning To Replace Christopher Columbus Statue With Prince At Minnesota State Capitol
Liberals started with Robert E. Lee and have moved on to George Washington, Ulysses S. Grant, and Columbus. Absolute insanity.


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Why Google Made The NSA
“The origins trace back to a secret Pentagon-sponsored group, that for the last two decades has functioned as a bridge between the US government and elites…The results have been catastrophic: NSA mass surveillance, a permanent state of global war, and a new initiative to transform the US military into Skynet.”

Hurricane Harvey Likely To Destroy More Cars Than Katrina: “This Is Bad; Real Bad”
Hurricane Harvey’s historic flooding in Texas is set to wreak havoc on the auto industry and its insurers with analysts now predicting the storm could damage more vehicles than Hurricane Katrina.

Calfornia closer to allowing third gender on state IDs
California could become the U.S. state with the most fluid definition of gender on its official state IDs if a bill making its way through the legislature becomes law. The California Senate has already passed SB179, which would introduce a third gender option for state identification. Currently, driver’s licenses and other forms of official identification only contain options for male or female. The bill would allow a third option, which would likely be ‘X,’ according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

DNC Forced In Court To Admit that they Purposely Rigged the 2016 Primary Elect
Bernie Sanders supporters worst nightmare came true when the DNC had to admit in a court of law that they did rig the election and were shocked to find out they felt they had the right!

ACORN Sues California To Allow More Illegals To Vote
An ACORN offshoot and other left-wing pressure groups are suing California in federal court because the state hasn’t made it easy enough for Democrats to flood voter rolls with illegal aliens and foreign nationals who aren’t legally eligible to vote. Throughout the years Mickey Mouse, Mary Poppins, and celebrities living and dead were registered to vote because now-defunct ACORN and its allied groups were allowed to pollute the voter rolls.

Joel Osteen’s Houston Megachurch To House Displaced When ‘Shelters Reach Capacity’
After receiving heavy criticism for keeping its doors closed while thousands remained without shelter, Pastor Joel Osteen’s Houston megachurch will open its doors on Tuesday to residents who have been displaced by the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.

Netanyahu tells UN chief Iran building missile production sites in Syria, Lebanon
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres Monday that Iran is building sites to produce precision-guided missiles in Syria and Lebanon, with the aim of using them against Israel.

French president plans Mideast trip to push peace process
Macron says he’s planning a trip to Israel, the Palestinian territories, Lebanon and Jordan in the spring to help efforts to reach ‘a two-state solution, Israel and Palestine, living safely side-by-side within borders recognized by the international community, with Jerusalem at the capital of both states.’

Russia rejects allegations it will use war games to launch an invasion
Russia said on Tuesday joint war games with Belarus would be purely defensive in nature and rejected what it said were false allegations it might use the drills as a springboard to launch invasions of Poland, Lithuania or Ukraine.

Trump warns North Korea: All options are on the table
Following missile launch over Japan, President Trump pledges support for Japan, warns Pyongyang that US will respond to any attack.

Global terror’s future: civilian death rate from suicide car bombs up 97%
Since 2011, when the NGO started to keep worldwide statistics on the issue, the increase of civilian deaths from suicide car bombs rose 148%, with the total number of deaths over the five years at a staggering 211,000.

Palestinian Authority: US asked for 3-4 months to prepare its peace plan
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has been asked by the US to allow for a period of three to four months to prepare a peace plan, according to Abbas’s foreign affairs adviser, Nabil Sha-ath…Sha-ath told official PA media…the White House delegation did not take a position on…Palestinians’ demands…ending Israel’s military rule…an independent Palestinian state along 1967 lines with east Jerusalem as its capital…

Head of Military Intelligence: Hezbollah is tightening grip on Lebanon
The Head of the IDF Intelligence Directorate Major General Herzi Halevi warned UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that Hezbollah is tightening its hold on Lebanon at a meeting in Jerusalem on Monday. According to Halevi there are serious and prolonged violations of UN Security Council Resolution 1701 by the Iranian-backed Lebanese Shiite terror group.

MKs visit Temple Mount for if the first time in two years
For the first time in almost two years Knesset Members were allowed to enter the Temple Mount compound. MKs Yehudah Glick (Likud) and Shuli Moalem-Refaeli were the only MKs who took advantage of the one-day pilot, and visited the site on Tuesday morning.

Italy drought: Rome forced to cut water pressure at night
It has hardly rained in Rome for months and, with Romans returning from their summer holidays, the city’s water company has decided to act. From next week water pressure will be cut during the night on peak days in September. Higher buildings could lose their supplies altogether. Water company Acea says it has managed to plug 1,300 water leaks since May.

Chile leader sends gay marriage bill to congress
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has signed a bill that would legalise same-sex marriage, and sent it to congress for debate. The bill would also allow same-sex couples to adopt children. Both houses of congress will now debate the bill, a process which is likely to prove lengthy.

Iran building missile factories in Syria and Lebanon – Netanyahu
Israel’s prime minister has said Iran is building sites in Syria and Lebanon to produce precision-guided missiles. Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran of turning Syria into a “base of military entrenchment as part of its declared goal to eradicate Israel”. Iran’s forces are supporting President Bashar al-Assad in Syria’s war and it backs Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement.

Houston floods: Harvey rains to worsen Texas city’s plight
Floodwaters are expected to rise still further in the inundated Texan city of Houston, where more than 30,000 people have been forced from their homes in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Historically heavy rains have fallen for three days and the downpour is forecast to continue. Harvey, downgraded to a tropical storm, is now beginning to affect Louisiana.

Joel Osteen shuts megachurch amid flooding crisis
Televangelist Joel Osteen cancelled services at his Houston megachurch Sunday and has yet to reopen its doors — despite the fact that thousands of flooded-out residents are desperately seeking shelter. The perpetually smiling pastor told followers on Twitter on Monday to lean on their faith.

Speak No Evil: Witchcraft’s popularity on the rise in Hudson Valley
Despite its fearsome legacy, witchcraft is rising in popularity in New York state and especially in the Hudson Valley. News 12’s Tara Rosenblum spent four months exploring and gaining access to a mysterious, secretive world that most people don’t even know exist: a thriving underground community of witches.

South Korea drops eight heavy bombs near North Korea border to show ‘overwhelming force’
South Korea’s military has dropped eight heavy bombs near its border with the North in a show of what local media called “overwhelming force” following Pyongyang’s latest missile test. President Moon Jae-in ordered the strike, by four F-15K fighter-bombers, at a firing range in the country’s east to “display a strong capability to punish” North Korea if it were to attack.

Islamic State ceasefire deal convoy reaches east Syria: Hezbollah-run media
A convoy of Islamic State fighters and their families reached an exchange point in eastern Syria on Tuesday, a Hezbollah military media unit said, where they will be transferred into IS-held territory under a ceasefire deal. The convoy of buses and ambulances left the Lebanon-Syria border region on Monday under Syrian military escort after a ceasefire took effect on Sunday.

The rise and fall of the Christian bookstore
Back in the 1990s, it often seemed that every city and town in America had a strip mall with a Christian bookstore where you could purchase WWJD bracelets and enough devotional books to fill up the Ark of the Covenant. But today, these Christian bookstores are a dying breed. Indeed, it seems we are fast approaching an America where this particular brand of religious retailer will be no more than a memory.

North Korean missile flies over Japan, escalating tensions and prompting an angry response from Tokyo
North Korea launched a ballistic missile Tuesday morning that flew over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, public broadcaster NHK reported. The government issued an alert for residents in some prefectures to take cover.

Minister Hussen announces major step forward in gender equality by making changes to passports and immigration documents
…The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today announced that the Government of Canada will be working to implement an “X” gender designation in Canadian passports, as well as other documents issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to support LGBTQ2 rights and advance the Government’s agenda on gender equality, diversity and inclusion. An “X” will make it easier for people who do not identify as female (“F”) or male (“M”) to acquire passports and other government-issued documents that better reflect their gender identity.

The Death Of Cash – New Tech To Revolutionize The Payments Industry
The world has had enough of paper money. Now that consumers are done with physical wallets, the multi-billion-dollar mobile pay app market is minting new digital barons at breakneck speed.

GAS PANIC: Packed Tourist Hotspot Beachy Head Evacuated – 238 People ‘Decontaminated’ In Hospital
The dramatic pictures below show a bizarre haze blowing in from the sea forcing beachgoers to flee. Locals were told to shut doors and windows across 16-mile section of coastline. Two Hundred and thirty eight people are now being ‘decontaminated’ in the hospital with HUNDREDSmore suffering burning eyes and breathing difficulties after mystery ‘chemical mist’ blew in from the sea at Beachy Head in East Sussex, England.

President Trump Officially Erases Obama’s Pro-Transgender Military Rules
I consider this very good news. President Trump has officially erased Obama’s pro-transgender military rules and has cemented a ban on them in the military. This will boost effectiveness and morale in the military. I am so thrilled this horrific social experiment is finally over. These are pre-Obama rules that also bar sex change surgeries. The left was quick to accuse Trump of banning medical care for transgenders and that is not what this means. It means you don’t get a free ticket anymore in the military to go from a he to a she, or a she to a he. Do that on your own time and dime. We can’t afford it and we can’t tolerate the time down for a soldier to do this kind of perverse nonsense. This was the right and sane thing to do.


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Why Google Made The NSA
“The origins trace back to a secret Pentagon-sponsored group, that for the last two decades has functioned as a bridge between the US government and elites…The results have been catastrophic: NSA mass surveillance, a permanent state of global war, and a new initiative to transform the US military into Skynet.”

Hurricane Harvey Likely To Destroy More Cars Than Katrina: “This Is Bad; Real Bad”
Hurricane Harvey’s historic flooding in Texas is set to wreak havoc on the auto industry and its insurers with analysts now predicting the storm could damage more vehicles than Hurricane Katrina.

Calfornia closer to allowing third gender on state IDs
California could become the U.S. state with the most fluid definition of gender on its official state IDs if a bill making its way through the legislature becomes law. The California Senate has already passed SB179, which would introduce a third gender option for state identification. Currently, driver’s licenses and other forms of official identification only contain options for male or female. The bill would allow a third option, which would likely be ‘X,’ according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

DNC Forced In Court To Admit that they Purposely Rigged the 2016 Primary Elect
Bernie Sanders supporters worst nightmare came true when the DNC had to admit in a court of law that they did rig the election and were shocked to find out they felt they had the right!

ACORN Sues California To Allow More Illegals To Vote
An ACORN offshoot and other left-wing pressure groups are suing California in federal court because the state hasn’t made it easy enough for Democrats to flood voter rolls with illegal aliens and foreign nationals who aren’t legally eligible to vote. Throughout the years Mickey Mouse, Mary Poppins, and celebrities living and dead were registered to vote because now-defunct ACORN and its allied groups were allowed to pollute the voter rolls.

Joel Osteen’s Houston Megachurch To House Displaced When ‘Shelters Reach Capacity’
After receiving heavy criticism for keeping its doors closed while thousands remained without shelter, Pastor Joel Osteen’s Houston megachurch will open its doors on Tuesday to residents who have been displaced by the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.

Netanyahu tells UN chief Iran building missile production sites in Syria, Lebanon
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres Monday that Iran is building sites to produce precision-guided missiles in Syria and Lebanon, with the aim of using them against Israel.

French president plans Mideast trip to push peace process
Macron says he’s planning a trip to Israel, the Palestinian territories, Lebanon and Jordan in the spring to help efforts to reach ‘a two-state solution, Israel and Palestine, living safely side-by-side within borders recognized by the international community, with Jerusalem at the capital of both states.’

Russia rejects allegations it will use war games to launch an invasion
Russia said on Tuesday joint war games with Belarus would be purely defensive in nature and rejected what it said were false allegations it might use the drills as a springboard to launch invasions of Poland, Lithuania or Ukraine.

Trump warns North Korea: All options are on the table
Following missile launch over Japan, President Trump pledges support for Japan, warns Pyongyang that US will respond to any attack.

Global terror’s future: civilian death rate from suicide car bombs up 97%
Since 2011, when the NGO started to keep worldwide statistics on the issue, the increase of civilian deaths from suicide car bombs rose 148%, with the total number of deaths over the five years at a staggering 211,000.

Palestinian Authority: US asked for 3-4 months to prepare its peace plan
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has been asked by the US to allow for a period of three to four months to prepare a peace plan, according to Abbas’s foreign affairs adviser, Nabil Sha-ath…Sha-ath told official PA media…the White House delegation did not take a position on…Palestinians’ demands…ending Israel’s military rule…an independent Palestinian state along 1967 lines with east Jerusalem as its capital…

Head of Military Intelligence: Hezbollah is tightening grip on Lebanon
The Head of the IDF Intelligence Directorate Major General Herzi Halevi warned UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that Hezbollah is tightening its hold on Lebanon at a meeting in Jerusalem on Monday. According to Halevi there are serious and prolonged violations of UN Security Council Resolution 1701 by the Iranian-backed Lebanese Shiite terror group.

MKs visit Temple Mount for if the first time in two years
For the first time in almost two years Knesset Members were allowed to enter the Temple Mount compound. MKs Yehudah Glick (Likud) and Shuli Moalem-Refaeli were the only MKs who took advantage of the one-day pilot, and visited the site on Tuesday morning.

Italy drought: Rome forced to cut water pressure at night
It has hardly rained in Rome for months and, with Romans returning from their summer holidays, the city’s water company has decided to act. From next week water pressure will be cut during the night on peak days in September. Higher buildings could lose their supplies altogether. Water company Acea says it has managed to plug 1,300 water leaks since May.

Chile leader sends gay marriage bill to congress
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has signed a bill that would legalise same-sex marriage, and sent it to congress for debate. The bill would also allow same-sex couples to adopt children. Both houses of congress will now debate the bill, a process which is likely to prove lengthy.

Iran building missile factories in Syria and Lebanon – Netanyahu
Israel’s prime minister has said Iran is building sites in Syria and Lebanon to produce precision-guided missiles. Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran of turning Syria into a “base of military entrenchment as part of its declared goal to eradicate Israel”. Iran’s forces are supporting President Bashar al-Assad in Syria’s war and it backs Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement.

Houston floods: Harvey rains to worsen Texas city’s plight
Floodwaters are expected to rise still further in the inundated Texan city of Houston, where more than 30,000 people have been forced from their homes in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Historically heavy rains have fallen for three days and the downpour is forecast to continue. Harvey, downgraded to a tropical storm, is now beginning to affect Louisiana.

Joel Osteen shuts megachurch amid flooding crisis
Televangelist Joel Osteen cancelled services at his Houston megachurch Sunday and has yet to reopen its doors — despite the fact that thousands of flooded-out residents are desperately seeking shelter. The perpetually smiling pastor told followers on Twitter on Monday to lean on their faith.

Speak No Evil: Witchcraft’s popularity on the rise in Hudson Valley
Despite its fearsome legacy, witchcraft is rising in popularity in New York state and especially in the Hudson Valley. News 12’s Tara Rosenblum spent four months exploring and gaining access to a mysterious, secretive world that most people don’t even know exist: a thriving underground community of witches.

South Korea drops eight heavy bombs near North Korea border to show ‘overwhelming force’
South Korea’s military has dropped eight heavy bombs near its border with the North in a show of what local media called “overwhelming force” following Pyongyang’s latest missile test. President Moon Jae-in ordered the strike, by four F-15K fighter-bombers, at a firing range in the country’s east to “display a strong capability to punish” North Korea if it were to attack.

Islamic State ceasefire deal convoy reaches east Syria: Hezbollah-run media
A convoy of Islamic State fighters and their families reached an exchange point in eastern Syria on Tuesday, a Hezbollah military media unit said, where they will be transferred into IS-held territory under a ceasefire deal. The convoy of buses and ambulances left the Lebanon-Syria border region on Monday under Syrian military escort after a ceasefire took effect on Sunday.

The rise and fall of the Christian bookstore
Back in the 1990s, it often seemed that every city and town in America had a strip mall with a Christian bookstore where you could purchase WWJD bracelets and enough devotional books to fill up the Ark of the Covenant. But today, these Christian bookstores are a dying breed. Indeed, it seems we are fast approaching an America where this particular brand of religious retailer will be no more than a memory.

North Korean missile flies over Japan, escalating tensions and prompting an angry response from Tokyo
North Korea launched a ballistic missile Tuesday morning that flew over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, public broadcaster NHK reported. The government issued an alert for residents in some prefectures to take cover.

Minister Hussen announces major step forward in gender equality by making changes to passports and immigration documents
…The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today announced that the Government of Canada will be working to implement an “X” gender designation in Canadian passports, as well as other documents issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to support LGBTQ2 rights and advance the Government’s agenda on gender equality, diversity and inclusion. An “X” will make it easier for people who do not identify as female (“F”) or male (“M”) to acquire passports and other government-issued documents that better reflect their gender identity.

The Death Of Cash – New Tech To Revolutionize The Payments Industry
The world has had enough of paper money. Now that consumers are done with physical wallets, the multi-billion-dollar mobile pay app market is minting new digital barons at breakneck speed.

GAS PANIC: Packed Tourist Hotspot Beachy Head Evacuated – 238 People ‘Decontaminated’ In Hospital
The dramatic pictures below show a bizarre haze blowing in from the sea forcing beachgoers to flee. Locals were told to shut doors and windows across 16-mile section of coastline. Two Hundred and thirty eight people are now being ‘decontaminated’ in the hospital with HUNDREDSmore suffering burning eyes and breathing difficulties after mystery ‘chemical mist’ blew in from the sea at Beachy Head in East Sussex, England.

President Trump Officially Erases Obama’s Pro-Transgender Military Rules
I consider this very good news. President Trump has officially erased Obama’s pro-transgender military rules and has cemented a ban on them in the military. This will boost effectiveness and morale in the military. I am so thrilled this horrific social experiment is finally over. These are pre-Obama rules that also bar sex change surgeries. The left was quick to accuse Trump of banning medical care for transgenders and that is not what this means. It means you don’t get a free ticket anymore in the military to go from a he to a she, or a she to a he. Do that on your own time and dime. We can’t afford it and we can’t tolerate the time down for a soldier to do this kind of perverse nonsense. This was the right and sane thing to do.


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Time for Trump to Follow Footsteps of Cyrus the Great
Indeed, twice in the opening verses, Cyrus is quoted as referring to “Jerusalem, which is in Judah,” as if to stress that the most powerful man in the world at the time was recognizing to whom the city truly belonged. Even now, thousands of years later, the Persian king is still held in high regard in the annals of the Jewish people. With a stroke of his pen, Trump can add his name to the pantheon of Jewish heroes by conferring US recognition upon Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state and moving its embassy accordingly.

Tropical Storm Harvey takes aim at New Orleans 12 years after Hurricane Katrina
Tropical Storm Harvey made landfall again early Wednesday, this time hitting Louisiana — and potentially putting New Orleans in the path of yet another devastating storm, just 12 years after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the city.

Minister Ariel: “All Israelis Should Visit Temple Mount”
All Israelis should visit the Temple Mount, Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel, who served as the first head of the Beit El Regional Council during the 1980s, said Tuesday evening, following a “trial” earlier in the day during which police allowed sitting MKs to visit the holy site for the first time since 2015.

Berkeley Mayor Says Antifa Should Be Classified as a Gang
A day after far-left Antifa extremists violently attacked Trump supporters and conservatives in Berkeley, the mayor called for designating the group as a gang.

Abbas Tells Trump He Won’t Stop Giving American Money to Terrorists
The Arabic-language newspaper Al-Quds reported that Abbas’ response was to “inform Kushner that he would never stop paying these salaries until his dying day, even if this cost him the presidency.”

Juncker’s mysterious sixth scenario for future of Europe after Brexit: ‘It will save EU’
In an apparent act of brinkmanship, he refused to disclose precisely what this sixth option was – seemingly in retaliation to David Davis and the UK Brexit team’s reluctance to “show its hand” in previous Brexit talks.

Guterres in Ramallah: We’ll do everything to realize two-state solution
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, on his first visit to the Palestinian territories since taking office in January, embraced a two-state solution on Tuesday… “I want to express very strongly the total commitment of the United Nations [and] my personal total commitment to do everything for a two-state solution to materialize,” Guterres told a joint press conference in Ramallah, alongside Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah.

North Korea: ‘Japan missile was first step in Pacific operation’
North Korea says its firing of a missile over Japan was “the first step” of military operations in the Pacific, signalling plans for more launches. State media also repeated threats to the US Pacific island of Guam, which it called “an advanced base of invasion”. The missile launched on Tuesday crossed Japan’s northern Hokkaido island, triggering public alerts to take cover, before landing in the sea.

India floods: Toddlers killed in Mumbai rains
Monsoon rains have killed at least five people, including two toddlers, in Mumbai as India’s financial capital ground to a halt under flooding. Roads were hit by waist-deep flooding, flights cancelled and train services suspended, stranding tens of thousands. More rain is expected but the situation has improved for now, the BBC’s Suranjana Tewari says. The rains in Mumbai follow devastating floods across a swathe of South Asia, which have killed more than 1,200.

Houston floods: Night curfew bid to stop robbery and looting
The US city of Houston is under a night-time curfew as it battles the impact of Hurricane Harvey. The storm has dumped record rainfall, leaving large parts of the Texas city underwater, homes destroyed and more than 20 people reported dead. Houston mayor Sylvester Turner said the curfew was needed to head off looting.

US tests ‘most dangerous nuclear weapon ever produced’ amid North Korea row
THE United States has carried out a second test of a bomb, described as the most dangerous nuclear weapon ever produced, as tensions with North Korea escalate. US authorities confirmed the test was successful and the B61-12 gravity bomb is expected to go into production within three years. The B61-12 gravity bombs were ‘inert’ but they were dropped from F-15E fighter jets at Tonopah Test Range in Nevada on August 8, the National Nuclear Security Administration said.

Earthquake strikes Guam hours after Kim Jong-un promises to target a US military base on the island
A magnitude 5.2 earthquake has struck Guam just a day after Kim Jong-un promised to target a US military base on the island. The US Geological Survey says the earthquake hit at 8am on Wednesday and that the epicenter was 51.7 miles (83.4km) southeast of Inarajan Village, a community of about 2,300 people. The earthquake had a depth of 6 miles (10km) and comes amid a period of intense hostility on the Korean peninsula.

Nearly 3-mile wide asteroid to pass close by Earth Sept. 1
A large rock will fly past Earth on Sept. 1, 2017, at a distance of 4.4 million miles (7 million kilometers). Asteroid 3122 Florence, named after modern nursing founder Florence Nightingale, is the largest object to make a close-encounter since NASA began tracking near-Earth objects (NEO) in the 1990s.

Israel’s ambassador returns to Egypt after 8 months away
Israel’s ambassador to Egypt has returned to his post, eight months after he and his small staff returned home because of unspecified security threats. Cairo airport officials say the ambassador, David Govrin, flew back to Cairo on Tuesday with eight staff members. The ambassador and his staff are expected to resume work from the envoy’s suburban Cairo home.

Harvey makes landfall again, Texas death toll mounts from record floods
Tropical Storm Harvey made landfall again on Wednesday near the Texas-Louisiana border, adding more rain after a record downpour that has caused catastrophic flooding and paralyzed the city of Houston. The storm that first came ashore on Friday as the most powerful hurricane to hit Texas in more than 50 years has killed at least 17 people and forced tens of thousands to leave their deluged homes.

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