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  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 10/18/2019 Newsdump Friday

    10/18/2019 10:06:57 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/19/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    "This is about manslaughter, rape and more" The words of US Senator, Democrat Ron Wyden of Oregon, speaking on the floor of the Senate Thursday. What information does the FBI have about the Saudi government's role in spiriting its citizens out of the United States to avoid criminal prosecution?..... The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed today that Boeing turned over documents it discovered "some months ago"..... The maker of Zantac recalling the product in the United States and Canada..... Johnson and Johnson recalling 33-thousand bottles of baby powder..... The State Department's internal investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday 10/15/2019

    10/15/2019 9:51:03 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
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    The political drama in Washington and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying that the "impeachment inquiry" will continue and rejecting the notion of a House floor vote to authorize it..... Tonight Russia is agreeing with the United States that the Turkish military operation in northeastern Syria is "unacceptable"...... Vice-President Mike Pence headed to Turkey Wednesday..... Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkish forces have "liberated" a thousand square kilometer area of northeastern Syria..... Opposition lawmakers shouted and jeered as the Beijing appointed leader of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam, made her annual address to the legislature where it is now Wednesday..... In...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 10/13/2019

    10/13/2019 8:54:12 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
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    Breaking News: A deal reached in Ecuador tonight between President Lenin Moreno and opposition leaders of indigenous groups..... A relative calm on the littered streets of Quito, Ecuador with military forces and police.... Its been a weekend of subdued protest in Hong Kong, but China's president offered up tough remarks on a visit to Nepal...... Extra police deployed in Catalonia amid concern over the verdicts for 12 leaders of the region.... The Turkish president speaking in Istanbul rejecting any offers of mediation with Kurdish side...... Another significant development related to Syria is the agreement between the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces...
  • British vegan activist is covered in blood when 'Spanish farmers chase her down a motorway and...

    09/07/2019 7:24:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 95 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | SEPT. 5, 2019 | Emily Webber
    FULL TITLE: British vegan activist is covered in blood when 'Spanish farmers chase her down a motorway and shoot through her car window after she freed 14 of their rabbits' A British vegan activist was left covered in blood after farmers shot her through a car window for 'rescuing' 14 rabbits in Spain, she claims. Barcelona-based activist Mia, who goes by the Instagram name 'Mythical Mia', posted video on her social media showing blood on her face and legs. She told her more than 40,000 followers how she entered a rabbit farm in Gurb, Osona, and 'rescued' the animals. However...
  • Dog burial as common ritual in Neolithic populations of north-eastern Iberian Peninsula

    02/17/2019 5:04:54 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Eurekalert ^ | Valentine's Day 2019 | Bibiana Bonmatí, University of Barcelona
    Coinciding with the Pit Grave culture (4200-3600 years before our era), coming from Southern Europe, the Neolithic communities of the north-eastern Iberian Peninsula started a ceremonial activity related to the sacrifice and burial of dogs. The high amount of cases that are recorded in Catalonia suggests it was a general practice and it proves the tight relationship between humans and these animals, which, apart from being buried next to them, were fed a similar diet to humans'... The study analyses the remains of twenty-six dogs found in funerary structures from four sites and necropolises of the Barcelona region, and has...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 2/11/2019

    02/11/2019 4:45:11 AM PST · by Nextrush · 7 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/11/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Chinese government media has produced a video purported to be that of a Muslim Uighur musician reported to have died in a Chinese detention facility. The video dated Sunday shows Abdurehim Heyit saying he is in good health..... The ISIS holdouts are under assault from the US backed Kurdish forces in eastern Syria in what is reported to be the final assault to take the Islamic State out..... Senator Amy Klobuchar, Democrat Senator from Minnesota, announced her candidacy for President Sunday..... Politics in Israel and Supreme Court Justice Hanan Melcer, chairman of the Central Elections Committee, ordered a probe into...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 12/21/2018 Newsdump Week

    12/21/2018 5:09:04 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
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    Its all played out like a WWE wrestling show produced by President Trump's close friend Vince McMahon, but the drama over border wall funding is moving towards its climax as we approach Christmas.... General Jim Mattis is leaving as Secretary of Defense.... On to Afghanistan where President Trump has decided to pull out half of the US troops in that country.... This week US Afghanistan representative Zalmay Khalilzad met with the Taliban for two days of talks.... The Justice Department is charging two Chinese men with hacking into computer networks of private companies and government agencies..... Israel's "Haaretz" newspaper reported...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 12/3/2018

    12/03/2018 5:21:05 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/3/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Good morning, its time for solid news instead of political Kool Aid. The US military has attacked Syrian army positions in Eastern Syria with 14 missiles, that's the world from Syria's defense ministry...... To the rising tensions over Brexit in the UK. The opposition Labor Party says the country faces a constitutional crisis if the Prime Minister does not reveal the legal advice she has been given by the Attorney General about Brexit..... Nigel Farage went on his radio show Sunday and he took time out from opposing Mrs. May's Brexit plan to trash the political party of Brexit he...
  • Scandals pile pressure on Spain’s Sánchez to call early election

    10/05/2018 9:42:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 5, 2018 7:19 AM | Belén Carreño
    Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez faces growing pressure from within his Socialist Party to call an early election, before scandals besetting his four-month-old minority government undermine a surge in voter support. Riding high in the polls, Sánchez aims to serve a full term to mid-2020 as he focuses on approving next year’s budget and countering renewed independence moves in the Catalonia region. But last week, his science minister was forced to deny media reports he cheated on his taxes, days after a recording emerged of the justice minister using a homophobic slur. Two other ministers have already been pushed out,...
  • Found the oldest Neanderthal wooden tools in the Iberian Peninsula

    08/24/2018 3:34:06 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | April 4, 2018 | Centro Nacional de Investigacion sobre la Evolucion Humana
    The detailed analysis of this tool and the luminescence dating of the sediment that bears the wooden remains indicate that the objects were deposited around 90,000 years ago, and thus were made by neandertals. The Micro-CT analysis and a close examination of the surface have shown that a yew trunk was cut longitudinally into two halves. One of this halves was scraped with a stone tool and treated with fire to harden it and to facilitate the scraping to obtain a pointed morphology. Use-wear analysis revealed that it was used for digging in search of food, flint, or simply to...
  • The Nigel Farage Show: Is the new Italian Government a bigger threat than Brexit? 1/2 20th May 2018

    05/20/2018 8:04:39 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 5/20/2018 | OrionPrime
    (Nigel Farage at :52)"...... but other things are going on and there's a, I really think very big story out there and you'd struggle if you went through today's newspapers to really find it, the 'Sunday Times' has done more on it than anybody else, but it's what's going on in Italy. Often we get the impression in this country from those that wish us to remain in the European Union and would like to force a second referendum on us that we're the ones with the problem that everything in Brussels and across the EU is hunky dory. Well...
  • PETER HITCHENS: Why did French hero Arnaud Bertrame give his life to save others? Christianity

    04/01/2018 6:16:06 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 3/31/2018 | Peter Hitchens
    Last week saw one of the noblest acts of human courage in modern times. Yet it has been given far less attention than it should have been....... But the French police officer, Arnaud Beltrame, consciously and deliberately did give his life to save another. When the drug abuser, petty crook and jailbird Redouane Lakdim burst into the Super U supermarket in Trebes, in southern France, he wasted no time..... He shot dead two people, and was said to have laughed as he killed them. Then he took several hostages. He was persuaded to release all but one, a terrified woman....
  • Carles Puigdemont, former Catalan president, detained in Germany

    03/25/2018 7:01:31 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 18 replies
    Catalonia's ex-leader Carles Puigdemont has been detained by German police acting on a European arrest warrant. Mr. Puigdemonnt, who is wanted in Spain for sedition and rebellion, was held crossing from Denmark on the way to Belgium, his lawyer said. Mr. Puigdemont had been on a visit to Finland since Thursday. He has been living in self-imposed exile in Belgium since Catalonia's parliament unilaterally declared independence from Spain in October....... Tensions in Catalonia are very high and its separatist leaders abandoned plans to name a new president following the arrest of the latest candidate, Jordi Turull, on Friday. Crowds of...
  • Islamophobia is on the rise in Spain [according to anti-“Islamophobia” group]

    03/05/2018 5:12:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    TheLocal.es ^ | 5 March 2018 15:59 CET+01:00 | Daniela Michanie
    There were 546 reported incidents of Islamophobia in Spain in 2017, according to a report released Friday by the Citizens’ Platform Against Islamophobia (PCI). […] The most frequent type of incident cited were those of “defamation, slander, and libel,” in which Muslim men were accused of being “violent, sexist, chauvinists, pedophiles, backwards, intolerant, or terrorists,” while Muslim women were characterized as being “submissive, oppressed, ignorant, or backwards.” The second leading category of incidents was those of discrimination or negation of rights. The report used the European Union’s definition of discrimination, citing it as the “conduct, action, or omission by which...
  • Katy Perry Under Fire for Using Spanish Flag in Barcelona Gig Promo

    03/04/2018 2:46:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    The Local ^ | 2 March 2018
    The singer Katy Perry has unwittingly waded into Catalonia’s independence row with the announcement of her one and only concert in Spain this summer. Using a post on Instagram to create some hype ahead of sales of the gig she wrote: "Trust and believe I'm coming for you too Barcelona. See you June 28." But the announcement was accompanied by her image with a backdrop of the colours of Spain's national flag and the shield that appears on it. Although technically correct – Barcelona, is after all, still a part of Spain - it immediately provoked a backlash among those...
  • Catalan Ex-President Puigdemont Demands Spain Recognize Election Results

    01/01/2018 11:31:02 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01-01-2018 | Michael van der Galien
    Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont has called on the Spanish government to finally and officially recognize last month's election results in Catalonia. From his safe haven in Brussels, the city where he's hiding from the tyrannical Madrid government, Puigdemont said that the regional government, which was disposed of by the Spanish government, has to be reinstated. And yes, he wants to once again lead his people (to independence). "What is Prime Minister Rajoy waiting for to acknowledge the result?" Puigdemont asked out loud on Old Year's Day. The answer, of course, is that Rajoy is simply hoping and praying that...
  • Catalonia defeats Madrid

    12/23/2017 8:56:57 AM PST · by tinyowl · 8 replies
    Euro Media ^ | 12/24/2017 | Lionel Messi
    The parallels to the political situation are beautiful, regardless of whether Catalonians are exactly the culture we love. Messi - small and humble, always smiling or concentrating, at one with life. Ronaldo - always whiny, petulant, feminine-metrosexual, narcissistic, rigid. If I ever have kids, may they be like Messi and not Ronaldo. Barcelona won this morning 3 - 0. Sweet!
  • Spanish PM Rejects Negotiations with Catalan Leader Puigdemont

    12/22/2017 8:48:15 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-22-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    Despite the election results in Catalonia two days ago, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says he will not negotiate with Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont. Puigdemont had offered to talk to Rajoy, albeit not in Spain but in a foreign country. He's currently hiding in Belgium, knowing full well that he will be arrested the very moment he sets foot in Spanish territory. "Prime Minister Rajoy has a wonderful opportunity to start siding with the solution seekers and to not create any more problems than he has already created," Puigdemont said after the elections. Rajoy disagrees, however. His response to the...
  • Israel refuses to support Spain against Catalan independence

    10/31/2017 1:14:14 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/10/17 | Tal Polon
    Breaking with the stance of other Western countries, Israel decided on Monday not to express an official opinion on the issue of Catalan independence in the meantime, NRG reported. According to the report, Spain asked Israel over the weekend to publicly declare that it does not support Catalan independence, as part of Spain’s efforts to garner international consensus on the matter. Israel’s ambivalence is a departure from the opposition to Catalan independence declared by the EU and US. On Friday, US State Dept. spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement that “Catalonia is an integral part of Spain, and the...
  • Catalan separatists win majority in blow to Spain's PM Rajoy

    12/22/2017 2:36:26 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 4 replies
    France24 ^ | 12/22/2017 | News wires
    Catalonia's secessionist parties won enough votes Thursday to regain a majority in the regional parliament and give new momentum to their political struggle for independence from Spain. It was hardly an emphatic victory, however, as the separatists lost support compared to the previous vote in 2015, and a pro-unity party for the first time became biggest single bloc in the Catalan parliament. The result left more questions than answers about what's next for Catalonia, where a long-standing push for independence escalated to a full-on clash with the Spanish government two months ago.