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  • TUBE BOMB: Terror as crude IED found on train fails to explode - MORE attacks expected

    10/22/2016 8:32:53 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 11 replies
    ARMED anti-terror police were flooding London today amid fears a BOMB found on a Tube train last night was just the first of many. Officers tasered and arrested a 19-year-old man after a "viable improvised explosive device" was found on a Tube train at North Greenwich. North Greenwich tube station was evacuated for nearly seven hours after London Underground staff found the suspect package on an eastbound Jubilee Line train. But experts warned the IED may have been just the first in a co-ordinated attack on the capital.
  • UN bans skeptical journalists from climate summit for holding views not ‘particularly helpful’

    10/22/2016 8:03:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 10/21/2016 | Marc Morano
    UN official Nick Nuttall on why conservative media outlet is being banned: 'I don't see what they are actually reporting as being particularly helpful." Even establishment & warmist CBC was having none of the UN's excuses. CBC to UN: 'Do people have to prove that they're helpful in order to be accredited journalists?' - 'So it does seem that what Mr. Levant is saying is true — that you didn't like his point of view.'
  • Wikileaks: Clinton Foundation involved in response to EBOLA in Liberia.

    10/22/2016 7:58:48 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 7 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | Oct 22 2016 | released by Wikileaks To: Date: 2014-09-13 11:07 Subject: Fwd: ebola plan fyi Begin forwarded message: > From: "Walter T. Gwenigale" > Subject: Re: ebola plan > Date: September 13, 2014 at 5:45:14 AM EDT > To: "James Tomarken" > Cc:,,, ""Walter Gwenigale"" , "Walter Gwenigale" , "Walter Gwenigale" , "Jacob Hughes" , "Denise Walsh" , "Mae Podesta" , "Michael Fine" , "Michael Fine" > Reply-To: > > Thanks, Jim, for getting to me yourself. If implemented, your proposal > will be a great help to us. Dr. Moses Massaquoi, the head of the Clinton > Foundation in...
  • Putin Destroys Hillary Clinton

    10/22/2016 7:14:52 AM PDT · by AndyJackson · 15 replies
    You Tube ^ | October 16, 2016 | Taken Soulja
    Hillary: Mr. Putin is a KGB Officer and lacks a heart. Putin: I may not have a heart, but I have a BRAIN> Putin Destroys Hillary Clinton
  • Wikileaks: Dems looking for a 'Trump ISIS' video, seeks to de-couple Hillary from Obama

    10/22/2016 7:01:27 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 20 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | Oct 22 2016 | released by WIkileaks To: Date: 2015-12-21 12:09 Subject: Re: HRC, Obama and ISIS That's good, sooner it's clarified the better, and the stronger the better. Re the Trump ISIS video, if we don't have the proof campaign should assign 100 people to look for it ASAP, there is probably something on tape somewhere. p.s. On the UN last week, support it yes, but be careful. I love Kerry like a bro' and support him always as HRC should and does. But be careful about the U.N., support but don't go too far. Putin did not agree to anything about removing Assad...
  • This IS our Last Chance, and the Elections ARE Rigged! [radio]

    10/22/2016 6:53:35 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 5 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | October 22, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    Election and voter fraud are myths? Who knew? Despite mounds and decades of evidence to the contrary, the media tell us that Trump is “dangerous” and “undemocratic” for daring to suggest that this election, including the media’s coverage of the candidates, is rigged. We may appropriately quote 1984: “Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past.” Right now they have the control; it’s our job to wrest it back from them. Since the final debate, there’s been hardly a mention of 1) The Clinton Foundation – a criminal enterprise 2) Hillary’s incitement of violence...
  • The Philippines Just Blew Up Obama's Asia Pivot [Bloomberg Link Only]

    10/22/2016 5:51:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] ^ | October 21, 2016 | Eli Lake
  • Taiwan Reportedly Plans to Upgrade Supersonic Hsiung Feng III Missiles

    10/22/2016 5:27:45 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Global Taiwan Brief ^ | October 20, 2016 | Russell Hsiao
    Against the backdrop of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) military modernization and growing precision strike capabilities, some media reports indicate that Taipei may have plans to produce 10 to 60 Hsiung Feng III (HF-3; 雄風三型, “Brave Wind III”) supersonic missiles with a range above 162 nautical miles under projects codenamed “God’s Spear” (神戈計劃) and “Coiled Dragon” (蟠龍計畫), respectively. According to the media, an “HF-3 extended range model missile” (雄三增程型飛彈) project may be in the works and a testing phase is slated for completion by the middle of 2017, to enter mass production in 2018. The missiles could be deployed in...
  • Russian Rustbucket (Carrier) Bumbling Along Channel 'Has Tow Boat In Case It Breaks Down'

    10/22/2016 4:23:38 AM PDT · by Strategy · 59 replies
    Daily Express ^ | October 22, 2016 | By Vincent Wood
    THE RUSSIAN aircraft carrier floating through the Channel in a show of Putin's naval might is a Soviet antique plagued by technical problems, it has been revealed. The Admiral Kuznetsov, part of a fleet destined for Syria, was seen belching black smoke off the coast of Dover. But while it looks daunting, the vast vessel is a relic of the Soviet era -- with the port side still bearing it's communist name - "Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Kuznetsov". The ship even has a tow boat running alongside waiting for it to grind to a stuttering halt....
  • Rasmussen Poll: Most Voters Say Clinton Should Have Been Indicted

    10/21/2016 11:45:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 63 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 21 Oct 2016 05:55 PM | Joe Crowe
    Most voters say that Hillary Clinton should have been indicted over her mishandling of classified information when she was secretary of state, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll. In the poll, voters said: The FBI should have sought a criminal indictment: 53 percent;The FBI made the right decision not to seek one: 39 percent.A large portion of voters believe that Clinton’s issues with classified information are an important factor in whom they choose for president. …
  • Syria says east Aleppo ceasefire has begun, promises 'safe exit'

    10/21/2016 9:36:12 PM PDT · by Mariner · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 21st, 2016 | By Suleiman Al-Khalidi | AMMAN
    The Syrian military said on Thursday a unilateral ceasefire backed by Russia had come into force to allow people to leave besieged eastern Aleppo, a move rejected by rebels who say they are preparing a counter-offensive to break the blockade. State media earlier said the army had opened exit corridors in two designated areas in the Bustan al Qasr quarter and near the Castello road in northern Aleppo city. Waiting buses were shown on state television. Intensified Russian and Syrian bombing of besieged rebel-held parts of Aleppo in the past weeks has hit hospitals, bakeries and water pumping stations, and...
  • UN expert urges next UN chief to focus on ending tax havens

    10/21/2016 8:45:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 21, 2016 10:30 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    A U.N. human rights expert urged the next U.N. secretary-general on Friday to make the elimination of tax havens a priority to ensure that corporations, billionaires and “kleptocrats” pay their fair share of taxes. Alfred de Zayas, an American law professor, also urged Antonio Guterres, who will succeed Ban Ki-moon as U.N. chief on Jan. 1, to call a world conference on phasing out the offshore havens. […] De Zayas told a news conference after presenting his new report to the U.N. General Assembly that it’s estimated that as much as $32 trillion are held offshore in secrecy jurisdictions escaping...
  • Italian Military Unveils New Tank as Parliament Ponders Funding

    10/21/2016 8:25:42 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 21 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 20.10.2016
    On Wednesday, Italian defense officials and industry representatives gathered at a military base on the outskirts of Rome to view a demonstration of Rome’s newest tank, the Centauro II. The exhibition took place on October 19 at the Cecchignola Army range. Parliament is still deliberating on whether to approve the $520 million for the combat vehicle, as Mauro Moretti, CEO of aerospace technology company Leonardo, and Deputy Defence Staff Chief Lt. Gen. Danilo Errico watched the prototype traverse ditches and steep hills. The Centauro II is more powerful than the original, with a 720-horsepower engine, a digital-communication display and a...
  • China's biggest ever stealth warship takes shape: New pictures reveal progress '

    10/21/2016 8:15:32 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies
    DAILYMAIL.COM ^ | 21 October 2016 | STACY LIBERATORE
    Asia's most powerful warship has been shrouded in mystery since construction began last year at the Jiangnan Changxing shipyards. Known as a Type 005 destroyer, the vessel is said to be armed with electromagnetic railguns that can shoot down missiles and attack land targets. Now, leaked images give a glimpse of the battle ship's progress - there appears to be four portals on the stern for sensors and weapons - along with up to 128 vertical launch system cells for missiles. Construction of this 175 meter long ship began in 2015, but officials have been very careful not to reveal...
  • Iraqi refugee who raped a 10-year-old boy at a swimming pool in a 'sexual emergency' (trunc)

    10/21/2016 8:06:39 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 69 replies
    Mail Online (U.K.) ^ | Oct 21 2016 | Gareth Davies
    An Iraqi refugee who raped a 10-year-old boy at a swimming pool has had his conviction overturned because a court didn't prove he realised the boy was saying no. The rapist, identified as Amir A, 20, violently sexually assaulted the boy in the changing room of Theresienbad pool in Austria claiming it was a 'sexual emergency' because he had not had sex for four months. But an appeal court in the country accepted the defence lawyer's claim that the lower court had not done enough to prove he knew the schoolboy was saying no and overturned the conviction.
  • Syrian army says it will 'bring down' any Turkish war planes in its airspace

    10/21/2016 6:45:01 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 21, 2016
    Syrian army says it will 'bring down' any Turkish war planes in its airspace The Syrian military said on Oct. 20 that it would bring down any Turkish war planes entering Syrian air space, a response to air strikes carried out by Turkey overnight in northern Syria. "Any attempt to once again breach Syrian airspace by Turkish war planes will be dealt with and they will be brought down by all means available," the Syrian army general command said in a statement. Turkish air strikes hit a group of Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Unit (YPG), the military wing of the...
  • France's Hollande under pressure over crime as police protest snowballs

    10/21/2016 6:11:07 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 20, 2016 | Brian Love
    French police staged protests in Paris and other cities for a third night, with political opponents seizing on the unease to accuse Francois Hollande's government of failing on security just months before a presidential election. Police say they are no longer sufficiently equipped even to defend themselves and have staged three nights of unauthorised demonstrations.
  • Stunning Donald Trump Speech: “The Crossroads In Our History” – Video and Transcript….

    10/21/2016 4:23:46 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 106 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | Oct 21, 2016 | sundance
  • Russian women’s national futsal team on hijabs: ‘Our girls are already used to it’

    10/21/2016 4:30:50 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 9 replies
    The hijab has often split opinion in the sporting world, but the Russian women’s mini-football (futsal) team have fully embraced the traditional Muslim garment – by wearing it during a friendly tour of Iran, where it is compulsory for women. “Our girls say that they are already used to [wearing the hijab],” says Aleksandr Kochetkov, executive director of the futsal club Dina. “Russia’s women’s mini-football team played two friendly matches in Iran, and both teams had to play in hijabs.”
  • Putin warns Americans: You're being distracted!

    10/21/2016 4:13:26 PM PDT · by Talisker · 134 replies
    Ruptly ^ | Inessa S
    Putin warns Americans: You're being distracted!
  • Huma on Hillary’s $12M Morocco fiasco: ‘She created this mess and she knows it’

    10/21/2016 1:40:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 21, 2016 | Bob Fredericks
    Hillary Clinton solicited a $12 million donation from a government that her State Department considered corrupt, then realized the “mess” it would cause in her presidential run, a newly leaked ­email reveals. King Mohammed VI of Morocco agreed to give the money to the Clinton Foundation, provided that it held a convention in his country in May 2015 with Clinton as the keynote speaker. But Clinton realized that the conference, slated for a month after she announced her run for president, would hurt her candidacy.
  • Why Hillary Clinton is a bigger concern for China than Donald Trump

    10/21/2016 12:43:27 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 15 October 2016 | Pepe Escobar
    So you think Donald Trump is the biggest threat to world peace? And Barack Obama engineered America’s “pivot to Asia”? It was actually Hillary Clinton, emphasising the necessity of a “strategic turn” for the United States, who launched the pivot to Asia in an October 2011 article titled “America’s Pacific Century”. The tone was martial: “Our military is by far the strongest and our economy is by far the largest.” The South China Sea duly featured: “Half the world’s merchant tonnage flows through this water”. Informed observers didn’t need a manual to spot Clinton’s subtle cue alerting them to the...
  • Wonder Woman named a special UN ambassador, despite protests

    10/21/2016 12:21:10 PM PDT · by jerod · 42 replies
    via CBC News website ^ | Oct 21, 2016 2:49 PM ET | By Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press
    The United Nations celebrated Wonder Woman's 75th birthday by naming the comic book character as its new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Woman and Girls, despite frustration from both inside and outside the world organization that the spot should go to a real — and less sexualized — woman.
  • As Obama’s Clock Winds Down, Revisionist Powers Pounce [China-Philippines]

    10/21/2016 11:41:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    American Interest ^ | October 20, 2016 | Walter Russel Mead
    Hillary Clinton has swept her debate series with Donald Trump, and voters seem to like Trump less the harder they look at him. But as Clinton surely understands, even as she approaches the White House, the global scene is getting darker. This morning, we saw a glimpse of that world, as one of America’s longest-standing allies in Asia turned its back on the United States and embraced China:
  • Jill Stein: On War, Trump Is Safer Than Clinton

    10/21/2016 11:11:56 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 19 replies
    Consortium News ^ | 20 October 2016 | John V. Walsh
    The Green Party’s Jill Stein has spoken an inconvenient truth, that on the existential issue of a strategic war with nuclear-armed Russia, Donald Trump is less dangerous than Hillary Clinton. ___ According to Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein, “On the issue of war and nuclear weapons, it is actually Hillary’s policies which are much scarier than Donald Trump who does not want to go to war with Russia. He wants to seek modes of working together, which is the route that we need to follow not to go into confrontation and nuclear war with Russia.” Yet, a glance at...
  • Good Deaths in Mosul, Bad Deaths in Aleppo

    10/21/2016 10:52:37 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 37 replies
    Consortium News ^ | 17 October 2016 | Robert Parry
    As the U.S.-backed offensive in Mosul, Iraq, begins, the mainstream U.S. media readies the American people to blame the terrorists for civilian casualties but the opposite rules apply to Syria’s Aleppo ___ Note how differently The New York Times prepares the American public for civilian casualties from the new U.S.-backed Iraqi government assault on the city of Mosul to free it from the Islamic State, compared to the unrelenting condemnation of the Russian-backed Syrian government assault on neighborhoods of east Aleppo held by Al Qaeda. In the case of Mosul, the million-plus residents are not portrayed as likely victims of...
  • Security: Massive DDoS Attack Causes Internet Disruption******

    10/21/2016 10:52:23 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 80 replies ^ | Posted 2 hours ago Feiday Oct 21 2016 | Shaikh Rafia By Shaikh Rafia
    Security Massive DDoS Attack Causes Internet Disruption for Several Popular Sites, Including Twitter By Shaikh Rafia Posted 2 hours ago 20Shares Early this morning, attackers launched a cyberattack on a major internet management company. Dyn, which hosts domain name systems, announced today that it faced a massive cyberattack that caused problems for several websites, including some big names.Several sites go offline after massive DDoS cyberattack Dyn DNS is used by many websites as their upstream DNS provider, including Wired, PayPal, Github, and others. The problem with several of these popular sites and services appeared after a DDoS attack against the DNS service...
  • London City Airport evacuated due to chemical incident, 26 people treated, 2 taken to hospital

    10/21/2016 10:49:27 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 17 replies
    IntelCenter ^ | 21 Oct 16 | Unknown
    Just got this in an email alert
  • France Burns Coal Like It's 1984 as Prices Jump on Atomic Woes

    10/21/2016 10:43:38 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Source material cannot be posted to FR | 18 October 2016
    see link below
  • Turkey Building New Ottoman Empire? Erdogan Vows To Fight Terrorism At Home And Abroad

    10/21/2016 10:42:00 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 1 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 19 October 2016 | Tim O'Conner
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recalled his nation’s Ottoman past in a speech Wednesday that warned his foreign enemies that Turkey would take a more proactive role in the region, despite being left out of the ongoing U.S.-backed assault against the Islamic State group in Mosul, Iraq. At the presidential palace in Ankara, Erdogan accused his nation’s adversaries of trying to make the Turkish people forget their “Ottoman and Selcuk history” and restricting the country’s ability to participate in international affairs. "From now on we will not wait for problems to come knocking on our door, we will not wait...
  • US on edge over new powder keg in the South China Sea [Philippines in China's Orbit]

    10/21/2016 10:39:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 21, 2016 | Clay Dillow
    China and the Philippines could begin exploiting long-untapped energy reserves in the South China Sea, according to reports coming out of this week's meeting between Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte and high-ranking Chinese officials — including a Thursday sit-down with Chinese President Xi Jinping — in Beijing. How soon that may happen remains unclear, however, as Duterte cautioned reporters that he has not been empowered by his Congress to finalize any energy exploration deal with his Chinese counterparts.
  • The Risks of Clinton’s Syrian ‘No-Fly Zone’

    10/21/2016 10:39:21 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    Consortium News ^ | 20 October 2016 | Dennis Kucinich
    Hillary Clinton’s scheme for a “no-fly zone” – if implemented withouth the Syrian government’s approval – would be an act of war and a risk of a nuclear showdown with Russia, says ex-Congressman Dennis Kucinich. ___ The most consequential statement by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Wednesday night’s debate was her pronouncement that a no-fly zone over Syria could “save lives and hasten the end of the conflict,” that a no-fly zone would provide “safe zones on the ground” was in “the best interests of the people on the ground in Syria” and would “help us with our...
  • Turkey Ramps up Fight Against Kurdish Fighters in Syria

    10/21/2016 10:37:13 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | 20 October 2016 | sarah el deeb and suzan fraser,
    Turkey escalated its offensive Thursday against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, pounding them with airstrikes and artillery, and complicating the battle against the Islamic State group by Ankara and Washington, both NATO allies. In the fight for Aleppo, meanwhile, the Syrian military used a lull in violence to urge residents and rebels to evacuate the besieged opposition-held part of the city. Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency said as many as 200 members of the Kurdish-led forces were killed in Syria's Aleppo province by the Turkish bombing and shelling. A senior commander with the main Syria Kurdish militia confirmed the Turkish...
  • Apaches enter fight for Mosul, top US general says

    10/21/2016 10:32:08 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 22 replies
    .S. Apache helicopters have joined the battle for Mosul, launching night attacks against Islamic State fighters defending their last major stronghold in Iraq, a U.S. general said Wednesday The Apaches can “see a long range at night” and strike targets from a great distance, which is helping Iraqi forces advance on the city, Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky told reporters at the Pentagon. “That’s what they’re doing,” said Volesky, commander of 101st Airborne Division and U.S. and coalition land forces in Iraq. “We get into situations where we expect enemy activity to be … and that’s what we focus them on.”
  • When the Entire Internet Seems to Break At Once

    10/21/2016 9:41:28 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 165 replies ^ | Oct 21 2016 | Robinson Meyer and Adrienne Lafrance
    For more than two hours on Friday morning, much of the web seemed to grind to a halt—or at least slow to dial-up speed—for many users in the United States. More than a dozen major websites experienced outages and other technical problems, according to user reports and the web-tracking site They included The New York Times, Twitter, Pinterest, Reddit, GitHub, Etsy, Tumblr, Spotify, PayPal, Verizon, Comcast, EA, the Playstation network, and others. How was it possible to take down all those sites at once?
  • Germans Leaving Germany 'In Droves'

    10/21/2016 9:09:55 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 85 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | October 20, 2016 | Soeren Kern
    More than 1.5 million Germans, many of them highly educated, left Germany during the past decade. — Die Welt. Germany is facing a spike in migrant crime, including an epidemic of rapes and sexual assaults. Mass migration is also accelerating the Islamization of Germany. Many Germans appear to be losing hope about the future direction of their country.
  • PHOTO: Heavily armed 'police' appear outside Ecuadorian Embassy in London where Julian..

    10/21/2016 8:56:44 AM PDT · by maggief · 170 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | October 21, 2016
  • Germany passes new spy law allowing espionage against allies

    10/21/2016 8:26:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 21, 2016 6:10 AM EDT
    German lawmakers have approved a bill that allows the country’s foreign intelligence agency to spy on European Union institutions and fellow EU member states. The legislation passed Friday is part of a range of measures meant to improve oversight of espionage in the wake of the revelations by former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. […] Critics say that instead of clamping down on questionable BND activity, the law will merely legalize them. …
  • “The Terrorist Threat against U.S. has Never Been Greater” says Johns Hopkins Lecturer

    10/21/2016 8:15:43 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 21, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    At the Heritage Foundation, Dr. Mary Habeck, an adjunct lecturer at John Hopkins' School of Advanced International Studies (known as SAIS), noted that terrorism has spiked since 2011. She said that today, "the terrorist threat against the U.S. has never been greater." She added, "You have to go back to the Algerian civil war to find" this number of terrorist attacks. Habeck said, "First of all, al-Qaeda and ISIS [known as the Islamic State, or ISIL] have a plan and they’re executing it." "They have created a whole series of campaign plans for each country," Habeck said, and "ISIS inherited...
  • Meet the general who’s paying for Hillary Clinton’s sins

    10/21/2016 7:45:46 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 15 replies
    ETF News ^ | October 21, 2016 | ETF News
    The Obama administration’s Justice Department has investigated three senior officials for mishandling classified information over the past two years but only one faces a felony conviction, possible jail time and a humiliation that will ruin his career: former Joint Chiefs of Staff vice chairman Gen. James E. Cartwright. The FBI’s handling of the case stands in stark contrast to its treatment of Hillary Clinton and retired Gen. David Petraeus — and it reeks of political considerations. Monday marked a stunning fall from grace for Cartwright, the man once known as “Obama’s favorite general,” who pleaded guilty to the felony charge...
  • Canada Governor General to visit Middle East

    10/21/2016 7:26:12 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/10/16
    Canadian Governor General The Right Honorable David Johnston is set to visit the Middle East from October 29 to November 6, 2016. The visit will focus on security, refugee resettlement, and development issues – as well as promoting stronger innovation and education ties with the region. While in Israel, the Governor General and his wife will visit Technion University to discuss student diversity. The Governor General will receive an honorary doctorate for his contribution to the Canada-Israel innovation relationship. His Excellency will also participate in a panel discussion on sustainability and environmental innovation at Bethlehem University, in the West Bank....
  • Russia Orders Moscow World Cup Stadium To Immediately Convert To Wartime Bomb Shelter

    10/21/2016 6:20:49 AM PDT · by Strategy · 29 replies
    News Prepper ^ | October 18, 2016
    Managers of the Zenit Arena, a giant half-built stadium in St. Petersburg, received an official letter from the Ministry of Emergency Situations last week demanding that they immediately create shelter facilities for wartime. The stadium, under construction for the upcoming World Cup 2018, is located outside the city boundaries, the letter said, but in case of nuclear attack it is in the potential "zone of war destruction and radiation fallout."
  • Hungary PM sees stalemate in EU migrant quota dispute

    10/21/2016 5:56:54 AM PDT · by tekrat · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/21/2016 | Marton Dunai; Editing by Kevin Liffey
    There is a stalemate on the issue of mandatory migrant resettlement quotas in the European Union between proponents of the scheme and opponents such as Hungary, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told reporters on Friday. Orban said he had proposed taking the quotas off the agenda for good as there was immutable opposition to them in eastern Europe, a proposal that EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker dismissed.
  • Another all-male coachload of 'child' migrants arrives in Britain

    10/21/2016 5:54:48 AM PDT · by klpt · 10 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 19 October 2016 | SAM TONKIN
    A third wave of 'child' migrants arrived in Britain from the Calais Jungle today - but the Home Office refused to carry out dental checks to prove their real age. Around 12 migrants - all burly lads aged anywhere between 15 and 21 - were escorted off a coach and taken inside a Home Office building, before being released. It came as the row over the age of migrants intensified after officials revealed two-thirds of 'child' refugees quizzed about their age last year were found to be adults. At least 100 more child migrants are expected to arrive in the...
  • Israel looks to buy three new nuke-capable subs – report

    10/21/2016 5:35:45 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    AFP ^ | October 21, 2016
    Israel is seeking to buy three more advanced submarines from Germany at a combined price of $1.3 billion, an Israeli newspaper reported Friday. The planned purchase aims to replace within the next decade the oldest vessels in its existing Dolphin fleet, which began entering service in 1999, the Maariv daily reported. Contacted by AFP, the Defense Ministry declined to comment on the report. Israel already has five of the state-of-the-art German submarines, with a sixth due for delivery in 2017. Foreign military sources and governments say the Dolphins can be equipped with missiles armed with nuclear warheads. They believe Israel...
  • China Grew 6.7% Three Quarters In A Row? Yeah, And We Have A Bridge In Brooklyn To Sell You

    10/21/2016 4:19:43 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 9 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 10/19/2016 | TERRY JONES
    China on Tuesday reported its economy grew 6.7% during the third quarter. Nothing suspicious about that, except it's the third quarter in a row that it grew at exactly 6.7%. As wondered, what are the odds? The answer to that last question is: pretty low. Given the natural volatility in economic data, getting exactly the same number three quarters in a row is highly unlikely -- though not impossible. But it underscores what analysts, economists and even some high-level Chinese officials have said for years -- China's economic data are cooked and can't be trusted. Of course, China each...
  • Ex-NSA Contractor Stole at Least 500 Million Pages of Records and Secrets, U.S. Says

    10/21/2016 4:11:56 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    WSJ ^ | Oct. 20, 2016 | Damian Paletta
    Ex-NSA Contractor Stole at Least 500 Million Pages of Records and Secrets, U.S. Says The Justice Department outlines details of the probe, says it will likely charge Harold Martin with additional crimes WASHINGTON—A former National Security Agency contractor amassed at least 500 million pages of government records, including top-secret information about military operations, by stealing documents bit by bit over two decades, the Justice Department alleged in a court filing submitted Thursday. Prosecutors in August arrested and charged Harold “Hal” Martin III, of Glen Burnie, Md., with theft of government property and unauthorized removal or retention of classified documents. The...
  • Nationalists and Populists Poised to Dominate European Balloting

    10/20/2016 10:23:59 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 8 replies
    Bloomberg Business Week ^ | October 19, 2016 | Carol Matlack
    May America lead the way on November 8th. As Europeans assess the fallout from the U.K.’s Brexit referendum, they face a series of elections that could equally shake the political establishment. In the coming 12 months, four of Europe’s five largest economies have votes that will almost certainly mean serious gains for right-wing populists and nationalists. Once seen as fringe groups, France’s National Front, Italy’s Five Star Movement, and the Freedom Party in the Netherlands have attracted legions of followers by tapping discontent over immigration, terrorism, and feeble economic performance. “The Netherlands should again become a country of and for...
  • Wikileaks tweets 550 conflicts of interest of the Clinton Foundation!

    10/20/2016 9:23:38 PM PDT · by GeoPie · 92 replies
    wikileaks ^ | 10/21/16 | wikileaks
    Clintons have over ‘500 Different’ conflicts of interest -- Clinton Foundation Executive Doug Band #PodestaEmails …
  • One of the world’s most powerful nations is standing in the way of subduing North Korea(NK's lawyer)

    10/20/2016 8:16:46 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    BI ^ | Oct 19, 2016 | Amanda Macias
    One of the world’s most powerful nations is standing in the way of subduing North Korea Amanda Macias WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the world, led by the US and its Asian allies, has tried to confront and defuse North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, the Hermit Kingdom’s closest ally and the region’s most powerful nation has ignored and thwarted international efforts. “China has been part of the problem rather than part of the solution to the North Korean nuclear problem,” Bruce Klingner, senior research fellow of Northeast Asia at the Heritage Foundation, told Business Insider. “They have acted like North Korea’s lawyer...