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  • Ireland may recognize a Palestinian state

    09/23/2018 7:44:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    INN ^ | 09/24/18 00:34 | Elad Benari
    Ireland may recognize a Palestinian state if peace talks with Israel aimed at producing a two-state solution in the region continue to stagnate, the country’s Foreign Minister, Simon Coveney, said. Coveney’s comments came during a joint press conference on the weekend with the Palestinian Authority (PA) “foreign minister”, Riyad Al-Maliki, reported The Irish Times. Coveney said Ireland has already committed to recognizing a Palestinian state as part of a peace process. However, if negotiations between the side continue to prove fruitless “we may have to forget the second part of that,” he added. He speculated that other European countries would...
  • FY 2018 Refugee Admissions: 70.8 Percent Christians; 15.4 Percent Muslims

    09/23/2018 12:16:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 21, 2018 | 4:42 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    The proportion of Christians to Muslims among refugees from around the world admitted to the United States has changed significantly in FY 2018, with Christians comprising seven in ten new arrivals, and Muslims fewer than two in ten. With ten days of the fiscal year to go, a total of 21,561 refugees have been resettled since October 1 last year, of whom 15,278 (70.8 percent) are Christians and 3,333 (15.4 percent) are Muslims, according to State Department Refugee Processing Center data. In FY 2017 by contrast, 47.2 percent of the 53,716 refugees admitted to the U.S. by both the Obama...
  • Major powers, except U.S., try to keep Iran nuclear deal alive

    09/23/2018 10:38:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | September 21, 2018 11:44 AM | Arshad Mohammed, John Irish
    Nations that struck the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, except for the United States, meet on Monday in what many diplomats fear may prove a quixotic effort to keep the agreement alive after U.S. sanctions targeting Iranian oil exports resume in November. Ministers from Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and Iran will gather in New York at 8 p.m. EDT on Monday (0000 GMT Tuesday) to grapple with U.S. President Donald Trump’s May 8 decision to withdraw from the deal and restore the full force of U.S. sanctions on Iran. Their delicate, and perhaps unrealistic, task is to build a case...
  • Leo Varadkar to raise Ireland's bid to join UN Security Council in New York

    09/22/2018 10:56:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheJournal.ie ^ | 09/23/2018 | Órla Ryan
    Leo Varadkar is set to travel to New York today ahead of the United Nations Nelson Mandela Peace Summit. The Taoiseach will visit the UN headquarters in New York tomorrow to attend the summit, which is being held in honor of the centenary of Mandela’s birth. […] The Taoiseach will address the plenary and will also hold a number of bilateral meetings with heads of state during which he will raise Ireland’s campaign for an elected seat at the UN Security Council for the 2021-2022 term. …
  • Ellison again denies abuse as ex-girlfriend’s allegations aired during A.G. debate

    09/22/2018 7:16:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Twin Cities ^ | 9/21/18 | DEANNA WENIGER
    DFL candidate Keith Ellison continued to deny allegations of domestic abuse Friday night, at times fending off questions from both moderators and opponent Doug Wardlow during the first post-primary debate for Minnesota attorney general hosted by TPT’s “Almanac” public affairs show. Ellison, a six-term member of the U.S. House from Minneapolis, has been accused by former girlfriend Karen Monahan of domestic abuse. She has said he dragged her off a bed by her feet during a fight before they separated in 2016 and alleges years of emotional abuse. During the “Almanac” debate, Ellison said “it simply isn’t true.” **SNIP** Will...
  • World leaders gather at UN under threat from unilateralism

    09/22/2018 5:38:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 22, 2018 5:43 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    With rising unilateralism challenging its very existence, the United Nations convenes its annual meeting of world leaders Monday and will try once more to tackle problems together as a community of nations, addressing threats ranging from Mideast conflicts to the effects of global warming — and also encouraging the glimmer of hope over the nuclear standoff in North Korea. This year, 133 world leaders have signed up to attend the General Assembly session, a significant increase from last year’s 114. Secretary-General António Guterres called the expected large turnout “eloquent proof of the confidence of the international community in the United...
  • Keith Ellison says his accuser fabricated domestic violence abuse story, [tr]

    09/22/2018 6:14:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 22, 2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison pushed back Friday against allegations of domestic abuse, saying his accuser fabricated the story about him. The Minnesota Democrat also dismissed a medical record that named him as the abuser, but said he can’t be sure more people won’t “cook up” allegations against him.
  • Ireland to give extra €1 million to help Palestinian refugees [barf]

    09/22/2018 10:25:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    TheJournal.ie ^ | 09/22/2018 | Gráinne Ní Aodha and AFP
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met President Michael D. Higgins, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, and Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney today. Coveney had invited Abbas to come to Ireland at their meeting in Ramallah in January. To coincide with the visit, the Tánaiste announced additional funding of €1 million to the UN Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). “Ireland is a longstanding supporter of UNRWA’s vital work in delivering healthcare, education and food to 5.3 million Palestine refugees. The ongoing conflict in the Middle East region has meant an increased demand for UNRWA’s services but funding has not kept pace...
  • German politics fragment as support for big parties erodes

    09/22/2018 8:51:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09.21.2018 | Jefferson Chase
    For most of Germany’s postwar history, the conservative CDU/CSU and the Social Democrats (SPD) were the undisputed twin poles of German politics. Known as Volksparteien, literally “popular parties,” these big-tent associations of interests have led every government since 1949. They were the German equivalents of the Republicans and Democrats in the United States or Tories and Labour in the United Kingdom. But their popularity is eroding alarmingly. In the words of venerable German political scientist Herfried Münkler, the Volksparteien look increasingly like “last year’s models.” The most recent Deutschlandtrend survey, published on September 20, put support for the CDU/CSU at...
  • Zarif: Trump administration is a threat to the world [Iranian foreign minster]

    09/21/2018 8:47:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 09/21/18 23:31 | Elad Benari
    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday accused the administration of US President Donald Trump of being a threat to the Middle East and to the international community. “It is true that there is a real threat to our region and to international peace and security: That threat is the Trump Administration’s sense of entitlement to destabilize the world along with rogue accomplices in our region,” Zarif wrote on Twitter. “The US must start acting like a normal state,” he added. …
  • On Ellison, Democrats and media go from #MeToo to 'Who ... me?'

    09/21/2018 2:08:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/20/18 | Larry O'Connor
    As the media frenzy over unsubstantiated accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh reach a fever pitch, it’s truly instructive to observe the virtual news blackout over the case of Karen Monahan. Ms. Monahan has accused Rep. Keith Ellison, the vice chair of the Democratic National Committee and the party’s nominee for Minnesota attorney general, of physical abuse during the course of their relationship. Unlike Judge Cavanaugh’s accuser, Ms. Monahan is willing to go on the record to discuss the details of Mr. Ellison’s behavior. Also unlike Judge Cavanaugh’s accuser, Ms. Monahan has produced evidence to support the claims of...
  • 8 countries warn Israel against demolishing Bedouin outpost

    09/20/2018 5:03:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    INN ^ | 09/21/18 01:07 | Elad Benari
    Eight European countries at the United Nations, including five Security Council members, on Thursday called on Israel to reverse its decision to demolish the illegal Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, AFP reported. Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Belgium, Poland and the Netherlands warned that the demolition of the village “would severely threaten the viability of the two-state solution”. “We therefore call upon the Israeli authorities to reconsider their decision to demolish Khan al-Ahmar,” the countries said in a joint statement released ahead of a council meeting on the Middle East. Khan al-Ahmar was built in the 1990s on land belonging...
  • Polish president proposes permanent US base called 'Fort Trump,' despite NATO restriction

    09/18/2018 3:42:53 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 31 replies
    Fox ^ | 9-18-2018 | gregg Re
    President Trump's name appears on dozens of buildings worldwide, but if the leader of Poland has his way, properties like Trump Tower and Trump International Hotel may soon be joined by a conspicuously named military installation: Fort Trump. Speaking with Trump and reporters in the Oval Office on Tuesday, Poland's president, Andrzej Duda, told Trump that he'd like the U.S. to create a permanent military base with that name in Poland -- and that Poland would pay more than $2 billion for the project. Duda emphasized that his country was "willing to make a very major contribution to the United...
  • Marine Le Pen furious after being ordered to undergo psychiatric tests

    09/20/2018 7:55:07 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 43 replies
    The Local (Fr) ^ | 20 September 2018 | Ben.Mcpartland
    Marine Le Pen, the leader of the French far right has been left shocked and furious after a court ordered her to be examined by a psychiatrist to determine if she "is capable of understanding remarks and answering questions". *snip* The unusual summoning is in relation to Le Pen having tweeted out gruesome propaganda images from terror group Isis that showed the bodies of people having been executed by the so-called Islamic State.
  • German Auto Giant Volkswagen is Pulling Out of Iran, Says US Ambassador

    09/20/2018 7:57:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 20, 2018 | 7:23 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    In a significant symbolic blow to the Iranian regime, the Volkswagen Group — the world’s biggest selling car manufacturer last year — has reportedly agreed to end almost all of its operations in Iran, in line with the restoration of U.S. sanctions on Tehran. The news was disclosed by U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, who since taking up his Berlin posting in May — he presented his credentials on the same day President Trump announced the U.S. was exiting the Iran nuclear deal — has been encouraging the host government to isolate Iran and urging German companies to stop...
  • Drip…Keith…Drip…Ellison…Drip…Drip…

    09/20/2018 6:41:41 AM PDT · by Sam_Damon · 18 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | September 19, 2018 | John Hinderaker
    Money quote from linked article: Do Minnesota’s alleged “me too” feminists care that a former girlfriend had to call 911 on the violent Keith Ellison? Evidently not: Ellison leads among women by 16 points, 46-30.
  • India bans instant divorce by Muslim men

    09/19/2018 10:12:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 19, 2018 12:52 PM EDT | Ashok Sharma
    India’s government on Wednesday approved an ordinance to implement a top court ruling striking down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce. The government decision came after it failed to get approval from Parliament a year after the court ruled that the practice of allowing men to divorce by simply uttering the Arabic word for divorce — “talaq” — three times violated the constitutional rights of Muslim women. Most of the 170 million Muslims in India are Sunnis governed by the Muslim Personal Law for family matters and disputes. The laws include allowing the practice, known as “triple...
  • Girl thrown from window after rejection of Muslim [ trunc] marriage proposal

    09/17/2018 8:52:19 AM PDT · by CondorFlight · 27 replies
    A Karachi-based Christian woman of only 18, Beenish Paul, was thrown from the second-floor building of her own home for refusing to "marry" a local Muslim man who was running a trafficking ring. She is now paralysed. A 2nd year chemical engineering student from Karachi, was beaten so badly by a mob of young Muslim men accompanied by an Islamic cleric, that he lost his sight. His only hope for restoration of part of his sight in one eye is expensive hospital treatment abroad, and/or our prayers. His neighbors use bigoted and abusive language against him as the swarm of...
  • John Kerry On Trump: “He Has The Maturity Of An Eight-Year-Old Boy”

    09/17/2018 8:55:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/17/2018 | Karen Townsend
    A few new books are coming out as Fall releases and I fully expect headlines like the one above to be frequent as the authors head out on book tours. Case in point: former Secretary of State John Kerry. Both President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responded to Kerry’s admission of meeting with leaders of other countries and advising them to wait out Trump’s time in office. Needless to say, they rightfully called out Kerry for unprecedented behavior. So, Kerry has begun to personally attack President Trump in a schoolyard bully type of way.Though it may be...
  • Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to visit Ireland [barf]

    09/16/2018 8:45:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Irish Examiner ^ | Sunday, September 16, 2018 04:13 PM | Digital Desk
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will visit Ireland next weekend accompanied by a high-level delegation, it has been announced. The stopover will come on President Abbas’s journey to the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York. President Abbas will pay a courtesy call on President Higgins before holding a formal meeting and working dinner with the Tánaiste Simon Coveney at Farmleigh. Among the topics expected to be discussed are the humanitarian and security situation in Gaza and the West Bank, the funding crisis for UNRWA, and the future of the Middle East Peace Process.