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  • Palestinians assume chairmanship of largest bloc of nations at the UN

    01/15/2019 8:51:17 PM PST · by Sheapdog · 16 replies
    www.timesofisrael.com ^ | January 15th, 2019 | Adam Rasgon
    Taking charge of Group of 77, which encompasses 134 developing countries, Abbas slams Israel’s ‘occupation of the state of Palestine,’ condemns ‘terrorism in all its forms’ Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas assumed the chairmanship of the largest bloc of countries at the United Nations on behalf of “the State of Palestine” on Tuesday in New York City. The Palestinians are slated to serve as the leader of the bloc, known as the Group of 77, for the next year. In a speech at the UN headquarters, Abbas called the task of leading the Group of 77 “a great responsibility.” "I...
  • Rand Paul: Bring the troops home from Afghanistan!

    01/15/2019 7:50:09 PM PST · by RandFan · 38 replies
    Twitter ^ | Rand Paul
    @RandPaul I agree with @realDonaldTrump! It’s time to declare victory in Afghanistan and bring our troops home. We spend $46 BILLION a year in Afghanistan! How about we take that money and build roads and bridges and strengthen border security here in America? #AmericaFirst
  • 'Utterly USELESS!' Nigel Farage argues Theresa May should RESIGN after crushing defeat

    01/15/2019 6:42:27 PM PST · by RightGeek · 29 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | 1/15/2019 | Katie Weston
    ... Nigel Farage launched a scathing attack on Theresa May following her crushing defeat in Parliament, arguing she should now resign. After being asked whether the Prime Minister should step down, Mr Farage replied: “Of course she should.” The former Ukip leader told Channel 4 News: “If we’d gone for Brexit, if we had a Prime Minister that believed in Brexit, it would have been done and dusted by now. The problem is we have somebody who didn’t believe in it, and we saw tonight after she lost by that massive margin of 230.” News presenter Jon Snow asked: “So...
  • Trump has reportedly discussed withdrawing from NATO

    01/15/2019 5:47:38 PM PST · by Mikemurphy · 72 replies
    Trump has made no secret of his disdain for NATO, which he once declared was “obsolete.” According to the Times, his repeated requests to withdraw from NATO have rattled administration officials..
  • Yellow Vest protesters continue to assault journalists

    01/15/2019 4:37:09 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 29 replies
    Columbia "Journalism" Review ^ | January 15, 2019 | Jon Allsop
    In late November, as the Gilets Jaunes—or Yellow Vests—protest movement took hold in France, Martin Goillandeau and Makana Eyre wrote for CJR that participants were harassing, and even assaulting, journalists. Since then, the protests have become a weekly occurrence. So, too, have threats against reporters. “The harassment and violence have got worse,” Eyre told me this morning. “I went to the Saturday protests in Paris to shoot photos and see how big it would get. This was the first time that I really felt nervous with my camera… I saw people interfering with broadcasts, shouting at media teams, and getting...
  • MACRON CRISIS: Desperate leader considers migrant quota as Yellow Vest protest rage on

    01/15/2019 4:26:37 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 12 replies
    The Express (UK) ^ | January 15, 2019 | Romina McGuinness
    FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron has been branded “irresponsible” for suggesting the introduction of “annual quotas” on migration as a topic for part of the three-month national debate aimed at mollifying yellow vest protesters.In a sweeping letter to the French pubic, Mr Macron said he had heard the public’s anger and shared its impatience for a “more prosperous country and a fairer society”. He then mentioned the possibility of introducing annual immigration quotas, saying it would not apply to asylum status. He said: “As regards immigration, once our asylum obligations have been met, would you like us to be able to...
  • Extreme-right wing of Germany's AfD placed under surveillance

    01/15/2019 1:55:51 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 17 replies
    The Guardian ^ | January 15, 2019 | Kate Connolly
    Germany’s domestic intelligence agency is to begin monitoring elements of the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD), placing particular focus on Björn Höcke, a nationalist agitator considered one of the driving forces in a move to take the party towards the extreme right. The BfV said it would also be keeping the party’s youth wing, Young Alternative (JA), under surveillance and would investigate whether the AfD as a whole should be put on its official watchlist, but said it still had insufficient evidence for doing so. Thomas Haldenwang, the agency’s head, said Höcke’s wing of the party was “a threat to...
  • New U.S.-Bound Migrant Groups Set Off From Honduras

    01/15/2019 1:53:34 PM PST · by KingofZion · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 15, 2019 | Jose de Cordoba
    A new caravan of Honduran migrants has set out toward the U.S., prompting President Trump to press his case that a border wall is the only way to stop illegal immigration. A group of about 500 migrants, including families, set out from a bus station in the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula late Monday, according to video images on local media and Karla Rivas, an official with ERIC, a local Jesuit organization that monitors migration. Another group of some 600 migrants set out early Tuesday, Ms. Rivas said, adding that they appear to have plans to merge. *** Part...
  • El Chapo Trial: Former Mexican President Peńa Nieto Took $100 Million Bribe, Witness Says

    01/15/2019 1:27:14 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 37 replies
    Former Mexican President Enrique Peńa Nieto took a $100 million bribe from international drug traffickers, according to a witness at the trial of Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the infamous crime lord known as El Chapo. The stunning testimony was delivered Tuesday in a New York courtroom by Alex Cifuentes Villa, a Colombian drug lord who worked closely with Mr. Guzmán from 2007 to 2013, when they were hiding from the authorities at one of the kingpin’s remote ranches in the Sierra Madre mountains. “Mr. Guzmán paid a bribe of $100 million to President Peńa Nieto?” Jeffrey Lichtman, one of Mr. Guzmán’s...
  • Once-mighty RAF is disintegrating: One-third of British warplanes not ready for prime time

    01/15/2019 12:54:52 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 30 replies
    Great Power War ^ | 1/15/19 | USA Features
    A report in British media is claiming that the Royal Air Force, which saved the country from Nazi invasion in 1940, is not ready for full-on combat should another war break out in Europe. The Daily Mirror reports that one-third of British RAF planes were either in storage or in maintenance as the air service celebrated its 100th year in existence. Quoting the Defense Ministry, the news site said that aircraft have been mothballed and taken out of front-line service for periods of time because they need repairs and upgrades.
  • LIVE: Updates as MPs reject withdrawal deal [May loses vote, 202-432!!]

    01/15/2019 11:52:41 AM PST · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | January 15, 2019 | BBC staff
    MPs reject the EU withdrawal deal It is defected by 432 votes to 202 Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tables a motion of no confidence in the government The UK is due to leave the EU on 29 March
  • PHOTOS: From Vatican Walls to Obama’s Fence, 20 Barriers Around the World

    01/15/2019 10:37:26 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/14/2019 | John Binder
    As President Trump requests full funding for a border wall along the United States-Mexico border, elected Democrats continue to claim that walls are “immoral” and “racist.” From the walls surrounding Vatican City to Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) iron fence, below, Breitbart News breaks down 20 walls, fences, and barriers from around the world.
  • Q-Poll: Yes, There’s A Crisis At The Border — But This Is Trump’s Shutdown

    01/15/2019 10:20:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/15/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    The good news: Americans agree that there is a national-security and humanitarian crisis at the southern border, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac. The bad news: pretty much everything else in the poll. Not only do respondents approve of a Democratic plan to re-open most of the shuttered agencies in the government, a solid majority puts the blame for the standoff on Donald Trump, not Nancy Pelosi or Chuck Schumer: American voters support 63 – 30 percent a Democratic proposal to reopen parts of the government that do not involve border security while negotiating funding for the Wall,...
  • NATO trashing Trump repeatedly pushed to pull out of anti-Russia alliance: report

    01/15/2019 10:18:43 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 22 replies
    The Washington Slimes (Now part of MSMFake News) ^ | January 15, 2019 | Gabriella Muńoz, Trump Concern Desk
    President Trump floated the idea of withdrawing the U.S. from NATO among his officials several times last year, The New York Times reported late Monday night. Unnamed officials, both current and former, told The Times that Mr. Trump said he didn’t see the point of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and viewed it as a drain on U.S. resources. The complaint came around the time of the last NATO summit in July 2018. The president was very vocal in the days leading up to — and during — the summit about his criticism on NATO burden sharing. He repeatedly called...
  • A Woman Explains Why Women Shouldn’t Be In Combat Units, And She's Got A Point

    01/15/2019 10:18:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/15/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    While this subject has largely fallen into the “settled” category for the most part, it’s still being brought up for discussion among the public. We’re once again talking about women in combat. Back during the Obama administration, Ash Carter was directed to open all combat roles to women. At the time, we were assured that female recruits would have to meet the same physical standards as their male counterparts. Slowly but sure, however, that principle was eroded.As Heather Mac Donald writes in the Wall Street Journal (subscription required), the standards did indeed change. But even with those relaxed standards,...
  • Live Coverage of Brexit Vote in Parliament

    01/15/2019 10:11:24 AM PST · by NRx · 23 replies
    Sky News (live broadcast) ^ | 01-15-2019 | Sky News
    Live coverage of the run up to tonight's BREXIT vote in Parliament.
  • Port Authority Removes Saudi Arabia ‘Candy Flag’ Statue on Ground Zero After Backlash

    01/15/2019 9:13:00 AM PST · by bitt · 55 replies
    observer.com ^ | 1/14/2019 | davis richardson
    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will remove an art installation featuring a nine-foot tall statue of Saudi Arabia’s flag from the World Trade Center campus. “We have been in contact with the 9/11 Memorial and various stakeholders, and in full collaboration with the artist will relocate the exhibit from its current location,” a spokesperson for the organization told Observer on Monday. “We believe this solution respects the unique sensitivities of the site and preserves the artistic integrity of the exhibit.” Created by French sculptor Laurence Jenkell in 2011, the exhibit ‘Candy Nations’ depicts countries in the...
  • MSNBC's Heilemann on Trump 'Russian Agent' Denial: Maybe Lying Like Clinton, Nixon

    01/15/2019 8:56:00 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Damned if you do . . . When Jeannine Pirro of Fox News asked President Trump this past Saturday if he had ever worked for Russia, Trump responded by saying her question was "the most insulting thing I’ve ever been asked." The liberal media proceeded to accuse Trump of having "dodged" or "evaded" the question. Yesterday, Trump addressed the issue in unequivocal terms, flatly stating, "I never worked for Russia." So naturally, now the MSM is ripping him for that, too. Take MSNBC analyst John Heilemann on today's Morning Joe: "The fact that he said yesterday, I've never worked for...
  • Have You Called Your Congressman Yet? Build the wall!

    01/15/2019 8:45:39 AM PST · by Albion Wilde · 53 replies
    U.S. House of Representatives ^ | January 15, 2019 | Albion Wilde
    FRiends, call your U.S. Representative today! Whether Democrat or Republican, all Congresspersons need to hear from the people in their Districts. Keep it short: We need the wall. Approve the funding. The Democratic Party has approved more than enough funding in the past, so quit playing politics with the People's security. Don't know your District or Rep? There's a link for your Congressional District in the thread.
  • For Real 'Russian Collusion,' Look to the Democrats: Here's a History Lesson

    01/15/2019 8:26:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/15/2019 | Michael Walsh
    In trying to lob a Molotov cocktail into the Trump White House, the New York Times last Friday succeeded only in blowing off yet another of its appendages. Fixated on its manic desire to destabilize the lawfully elected government of the United States (at what point does the "Resistance" become active sedition?), the media has chosen to fight as down and dirty as possible, and in so doing hit a new low: F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia In the days after President Trump fired James B. Comey as F.B.I. director, law enforcement officials...