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  • Hosting Proms and Selling Cows: North Korean Embassies Scrounge for Cash

    10/08/2017 7:28:12 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    NYT ^ | OCT. 7, 2017 | DAVID SEGAL
    Hosting Proms and Selling Cows: North Korean Embassies Scrounge for Cash By DAVID SEGAL OCT. 7, 2017 SOFIA, Bulgaria — While the embassies of most countries promote the interests of companies back home, North Korea’s are in business for themselves. A series of tough sanctions by the United Nations and an executive order recently signed by President Trump have sought to economically isolate the nuclear-armed regime of Kim Jong-un. But Pyongyang has held on to an array of profit-making ventures, some of which operate in the roughly 40 embassies of the hermit kingdom. Many of these enterprises are hard to...
  • The State Department Is Set For A Massive Withdrawal Of Staff From The Cuban Embassy

    09/29/2017 3:37:28 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 09/28/17 | Ariel Zilber
    The United States will remove most diplomatic staff from its embassy in Cuba as part of a major withdrawal of personnel following mysterious ‘sonic’ attacks, it was reported on Thursday. The Trump administration decided to undertake preparations for a large-scale withdrawal after Washington did not come away convinced that the Cuban government was doing everything it could to protect American diplomats in Havana, CBS News reported. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met this week with his Cuban counterpart, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez at the State Department in Washington. The meeting apparently did little to sway the administration from its original...
  • US orders relatives of embassy staff to leave Venezuela

    07/28/2017 7:10:04 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 37 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | July 28, 2017 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - The US State Department on Thursday ordered the family members of its embassy staff in Caracas to leave Venezuela and authorized the voluntary departure of its employees as a political crisis appeared headed for a dangerous showdown. Its advisory also warned citizens against traveling to the South American country "due to social unrest, violent crime, and pervasive food and medicine shortages." The move came as the embattled government of President Nicolas Maduro was on a deadly collision course with the opposition, which defied a government ban to hold a nationwide strike ahead of a controversial weekend vote.
  • Jordan: Ambassador may only return if guard is tried

    07/27/2017 2:59:01 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/7/17
    Sources told the Jordanian newspaper Al-Ghad that Jordan will not allow Israeli ambassador Eynat Schlein to return to the country before "guarantees are received" for the prosecution of the security guard who shot two Jordanians to death during an attack on Sunday. The staff of the Israeli embassy in Jordan, including the security guard, returned to Israel on Monday following negotiations ...
  • Jordan: Israel must hand over wounded officer for interrogation

    07/24/2017 2:26:48 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/7/17 | Nitzan Keidar
    The Kingdom of Jordan is demanding Israel handover the Israeli embassy official who was wounded in Sunday evening’s terror attack in Amman, and has barred his return to Israel. On Sunday, the Israeli embassy in Amman’s deputy security officer was stabbed at his residence in the embassy compound by a Jordanian man who had been brought to move furniture. After he was stabbed, the security officer opened fire, killing the terrorist. A second Jordanian citizen, who was described in various media reports as being either a doctor employed at the embassy or the owner of the residence, was also killed...
  • American Embassy Will Be Moved to Jerusalem, Vice President Pence Says

    07/19/2017 10:10:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/17/2017 | Michael Gryboski
    Vice President Mike Pence has stated that President Donald Trump will eventually move the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a symbolic gesture meant to convey that Jerusalem is Israel's capital. Speaking at the Christians United For Israel Summit in Washington, D.C. on Monday, Vice President Pence assured attendees that President Trump would move the embassy soon. "I promise you that the day will come when President Donald Trump moves the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. It is not a question of if, it is only when," stated Pence, as reported by Jewish News Service. "Standing...
  • Trump delays move of US embassy to Jerusalem

    06/01/2017 8:04:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/01/2017
    President Trump will not yet move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem -- at the least postponing an oft-repeated campaign pledge -- however, the White House said Thursday the delay was only in the interest of serving a possible peace deal and the move would happen eventually. Trump signed the Jerusalem Recognition Act Waiver on Thursday morning, officially delaying the move of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv. “No one should consider this step to be in any way a retreat from the President's strong support for Israel and for the United States-Israel alliance,” the White House said in...
  • Nigerian security thwarts Boko Haram plan to target US, UK embassies

    04/12/2017 1:38:34 PM PDT · by csvset · 1 replies
    Nigeria's security services said Wednesday that they had thwarted a plan by Boko Haram militants to attack the British and US embassies in the capital Abuja. A statement from the Department of State Services said that it broke up a cell late last month that had "perfected plans to attack" the embassies along with "other Western interests" in Nigeria's capital. The statement said five suspects who had been based in Benue State and the Federal Capital Territory were arrested. The US State Department issued an updated travel warning for Nigeria on April 5, warning that Boko Haram had targeted government...
  • 'The US is closer than ever to moving embassy to Jerusalem'

    03/27/2017 10:28:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    INN ^ | 03/28/17 08:01 | updated: 08:04 | Ido Ben Porat
    The United States is closer than ever to moving its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, says Likud MK Amir Ohana, who traveled to Washington DC this week to take part in the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference. Speaking with Arutz Sheva in Washington, Ohana said the Trump administration is genuinely interested in relocating the embassy to Israel’s capital, adding that if the move does take place, it will likely prompt other countries to move theirs as well. “I can safely say this: we are closer than ever. I know that this matter [the embassy...
  • Wanted Palestinian terrorist killed in Bulgaria

    02/26/2016 2:05:10 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/2/16 | Uzi Baruch
    Wanted Arab terrorist Naif Hassan Omar Zaid was found dead at the Palestinian Authority (PA) embassy in Bulgaria, local media reported Friday morning. His family confirmed to Palestine News Network that he was "assassinated" at the embassy in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. Zaid, 51, was convicted of murdering yeshiva student Eliyahu Amadi in Jerusalem's Old City back in 1986, when he was 22 years old. He was sentenced to life in prison, but was able to escape jail while being transferred to hospital during a hunger strike, and has been living in Bulgaria for the past 22 years. Israel...
  • Fatah planning terror campaign to block US embassy move

    01/30/2017 4:06:24 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/1/17
    The Fatah movement of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has already held meetings in preparation for a terror campaign against Israel should the United States decide to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to a recent report by Palestinian Media Watch. PMW cited Shadi Mattour, Deputy Secretary of Fatah's Jerusalem branch, who told official PA TV that Fatah is holding meetings with "all the field leaders in the branches and the Shabiba (Fatah's youth movement)... in preparation for a fierce popular intifada." He declared that Fatah "won't hesitate to take to the streets and return to...
  • Hamas warns Trump not to move embassy to Jerusalem

    01/26/2017 8:46:52 AM PST · by ColdOne · 43 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 1/25/17 | Nikita Vladimirov
    A Hamas spokesperson is warning President Donald Trump that following through with his promise to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would "add more oil on the fire" in the region, Al Jazeera reported on Wednesday. "[Trump] has to make a choice whether he wants to create peace in the region or he wants to add more oil on the fire," Osama Hamdan, the spokesman for Gaza-based Islamic militant group, told the news outlet.
  • Behind Trump's Plan to Move the US Embassy From Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

    01/23/2017 2:50:59 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 72 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 23, 2017 | By ELIZABETH MCLAUGHLIN
    Israeli officials are awaiting what could be one of the first announcements from the new Trump administration: a decision to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Such a move, which Trump repeatedly promised on the campaign trail, may please many Israelis but anger Palestinians as well as officials in Arab nations, who could see it as directly provocative and a hindrance to future peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians. Palestinians claim Jerusalem as the capital of their future state, and Trump, like the Israeli government, views Jerusalem as Israel’s “eternal capital.” Since Israel’s creation, the...
  • Hamas official says Trump is an ignoramus

    01/22/2017 10:42:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 23 January 2017 02:47 | Adam Rasgon
    The US President has failed to learn from history, a senior Hamas official said regarding Donald Trump’s remarks about “radical Islamic terrorism” in his inauguration speech. “This ignoramus did not study history and does not know what the fate of those who ignited the Crusader wars. We are an Islamic nation that may lose a battle, but we will win all the wars,” Mousa Abu Marzouk, a member of the Hamas politburo, wrote on his Twitter account on Saturday. Abu Marzouk, who is considered a contender to be the next Hamas politburo chairman, made an apparent reference to the ultimate...
  • France Warns Trump: Moving U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem A ‘Provocation’(uh oh!)

    01/15/2017 7:13:03 AM PST · by rktman · 64 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/15/2017 | Deborah Danan
    Moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem as per President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promise is a “provocation” that would result in “serious consequences,” France warned at Sunday’s peace summit in Paris. Foreign ministers from around 70 nations gathered in Paris Sunday in an attempt to urge Israeli and Palestinian leaders to recommit to the so-called two-state solution. Representatives from the United Nations, European Union, Arab League and Organization of Islamic Cooperation were also in attendance. However, neither Israel nor the Palestinians had any representation at the conference.
  • EU opposes shift of US Embassy site in Israel

    01/16/2017 10:15:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 16, 2017 11:33 AM EST
    European Union foreign ministers on Monday opposed any plan by President-elect Donald Trump to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and warned that it could ratchet up tensions with the Arab world. “It is very important for us all to refrain from unilateral actions, especially those that can have serious consequences in large sectors of public opinion in large parts of the world,” EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told reporters after chairing their talks in Brussels. “We hope that there can be reflection on consequences of any move that is taken,” she said. …
  • Palestinian official: ‘Gates of hell will open’ if Trump moves embassy

    01/16/2017 1:01:23 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 54 replies
    A member of Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party warned on Saturday night that a major conflagration would break out all over the world if US President-elect Donald Trump follows through with his plan to move the US embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “All chances for peace and stability will be lost,” said Fatah Revolutionary Council member Osama Qawasmeh. “The gates of hell will be opened in the region and the world.” He also contended that “the free people of the world will not permit the passage of such a step.” .....
  • Kerry Attending Mideast Peace Conference, But Won’t ‘Box In the Incoming Administration’

    01/15/2017 8:49:34 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 13, 2017 | 4:28 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    Secretary of State John Kerry is participating in a French-hosted conference on Mideast peace less than a week before the end of the administration to ensure U.S. views are heard, but with no “intent to in any way box in the incoming administration,” State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Thursday. At the same time, however, Toner declined to say whether Kerry would act to ensure that a communique coming out of Sunday’s conference does not call on the Trump administration to reconsider a campaign pledge to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. French officials have suggested that the...
  • Chez Assange: Paris Museum Recreates Living Quarters of WikiLeaks Founder

    01/14/2017 3:49:17 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 2 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 1/14/17 | Staff
    Visitors to a new exhibition in Paris can check out Julian Assange's room at the Ecuadorean Embassy. © AFP 2016/ THOMAS COEXAssange to Agree to US Extradition If Obama Grants Manning Clemency - WikiLeaksJulian Assange is unable to leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London, but visitors to a Paris museum are now able to see where he is living in London thanks to a new exhibition called "Whistleblower" in the Gaité Lyrique, from January 11 to 29. The artwork was produced by a Swiss art collective called!Mediengruppe Bitnik, who reproduced Assange's room at the Ecuadorian Embassy down to the finest...
  • Palestinian Embassy Opening in Vatican City on Eve of Evil International Decree

    01/13/2017 2:42:47 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 15 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | 1/13/17 | Adam Berkowitz
    On Friday, just two days before 70 nations gather in Paris to vote on an anti-Israel decree, a new embassy for the Palestinian Authority will be inaugurated in Vatican City. This will be the first Palestinian embassy to be established in a European Union member nation. PA President Mahmoud Abbas will meet with Pope Francis on Saturday. This will be the third time the two have met. When they met last year, Pope Francis referred to Abbas as “an angel of peace‘. When confronted, the Holy See explained that this was an error in translation and the Pope had atually...