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  • Thousands protest at US embassy in London over Ferguson case

    11/26/2014 4:34:46 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 62 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Nov 25, 2014 | AFP
    Thousands protested in London on Wednesday in sympathy with demonstrations across the US over the killing of a black teenager by a white police officer. ... Following the vigil at the embassy, the crowd marched through London's central shopping district, stopping traffic
  • US squadrons 'may use UK carrier' for operations

    11/26/2014 3:31:24 PM PST · by the scotsman · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | 26th November 2014 | BBC News
    'The Royal Navy may ask US squadrons to fly off its new aircraft carrier following delays to its new F35B fighters, BBC Newsnight has learned. MoD insiders said the US Marine Corps would be offered the use of HMS Queen Elizabeth II for flight operations. The UK plans to have its first F35 squadron operational by 2018, but Newsnight has learned that there may be further delays.'
  • Scientist ‘Terrified’ About Experiments He Himself Created to Curb Global Warming

    11/26/2014 12:46:52 PM PST · by Twotone · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Nov. 26, 2014 | Liz Klimas
    A British scientist whose research focuses on projects that could alter Earth's environment in drastic ways in an effort to curb or mitigate the effects of global warming admitted that the idea itself “terrifies” him.
  • Footballer Sol Campbell tackles Labour MP over 'mansion tax'

    11/26/2014 11:31:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 26, 2014
    Former England footballer Sol Campbell has clashed with Labour MP Owen Smith over the party's proposed "mansion tax" on properties worth over Ł2m. Mr Campbell owned a Ł25m house in London and a "country pile" in Northumberland. But Owen Smith said his party was only asking people like Mr Campbell "to pay your fair share". He also told Daily Politics people who were "struggling" under this government would have "zero sympathy" for people who complained about having to pay the tax. Mr Owen said there was a "gross inequality between those who've got the most, like Sol", and those at...
  • Britain Hasn’t Been Invaded Since 1066, Until Now, Its Response: Same as in 1935

    11/25/2014 1:58:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2014 | Bethany Blankley
    Spoiler Alert: 'The last minute of the last hour of the last episode of 'Peaky Blinders'" is revealed. As an American Anglophile who lived in London in 1995 and in Edinburgh ten years later, I was greatly dismayed to witness how much the U.K. has changed for the worse during my recent trip to London shortly after Remembrance Day. The highlight of my trip was to see the 888, 246 poppies and pay tribute to those who died in Afghanistan and Iraq, whose faces adorned small crosses lining the pavement alongside Westminster Abby. With Peaky Blinders’ season two finale still fresh...
  • Woolwich murder: Lee Rigby report published by Parliament - live

    11/25/2014 8:31:49 AM PST · by wtd · 1 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 4:12PM GMT 25 Nov 2014 | Gordon Rayner, chief reporter
    Woolwich murder: Lee Rigby report published by Parliament - liveFollow latest coverage as the Intelligence and Security Committee delivers its report into what secret services knew prior to the murder of soldier Lee Rigby At a glance: key findings of ISC report Internet firm failed to report Adebowale's discussion of killing a soldier Sir Malcolm Rifkind: How the murder could have been prevented From quiet Christians to Islamist murderers Footage of attack released by court How the day unfolded Limited resources mean only a fraction of terror suspects can be watched 24/7
  • Musician Peter Gabriel: I’m Not Anti-Israel, I’m Anti-Occupation

    11/09/2014 10:58:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 74 replies
    INN ^ | 11/10/2014, 5:45 AM | Ben Ariel
    Singer-songwriter Peter Gabriel says he is not anti-Israel, but that he is “against occupation”. Gabriel, who originally rose to fame with the band Genesis, contributed songs to a new compilation album titled “2 Unite All”, proceeds from which go to humanitarian organizations aiding Palestinian Arabs in Gaza, reports i24news. “I am certain that Israelis and Palestinians will both benefit from a two-state solution based on the 1967 borders,” Gabriel said in a statement quoted by i24news. “We have watched Palestinians suffer for too long, especially in Gaza.” …
  • New Iran Nuclear talks deadlines: March 1, July 1, 2015

    11/24/2014 5:39:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | November 24, 2014 | Jim Sciutto, Nic Robertson and Holly Yan
    - A new deadline for a political framework agreement for Iran's Nuclear talks has been set for March 1, 2015, a Western diplomat tells CNN on Monday, with a deadline for final agreement including annexes on July 1. Negotiators had been scrambling to reach a deal on Iran's nuclear program before a Monday night deadline. The negotiators included representatives from Iran and the P5+1 countries -- the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council (the United States, Russia, China, France and Britain), plus Germany.
  • Connecticut life insurance executive stabbed to death running near her home: cops (VIDEO)

    11/24/2014 11:08:41 AM PST · by george76 · 56 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | November 24, 2014 | JASON MOLINET
    A popular bike path became the scene of a gruesome murder late Thursday when a life insurance executive was killed while running near her Connecticut home. Melissa Millan, 54, a triathlete and mother of two, was found stabbed at about 8 p.m. in the Hartford suburb of Simsbury, Conn. Police have stepped up patrols of the bike path and scoured the area on Saturday, but no suspect has been named and the murder weapon has not been recovered, WFSB reported. Millan, a senior vice president who had been with MassMutual Financial Group since 2001, was transported to an area hospital,...
  • PETER HITCHENS: The night a fleet of Tory snake-oil tankers sailed into Rochester...and sank

    11/24/2014 5:33:35 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 11/22/2014 | Peter Hitchens
    I wondered how our neutered, bootlicking, pro-Government media would manage to turn David Cameron's devastating personal and political defeat in Rochester into a disaster for Red Ed. Piles of money, tankers laden with snake-oil, five visits by the Prime Minister himself, even a frantic plea for Guardian readers' votes could not save the Tories from what I reckon was the worst defeat in their entire history, losing a seat to a party that really believes in what the Tories pretend to believe in..... Here's the supposedly big story: Emily Thornberry MP posted a tweet in which she wrote the words...
  • India's first aircraft carrier slips into history

    11/23/2014 7:06:50 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies
    Times News Network ^ | 11/22/2014 | V Narayan
    Work has begun on scrapping the country's first aircraft carrier, Vikrant. Built for the British Royal Navy as HMS Hercules in 1943, it was acquired by India in 1957 and saw action during the India-Pakistan war in 1971, playing a key role. When the electric saws were pressed upon the ship, it essentially put an end to a movement by activists to save her. Vikrant was auctioned to a ship-breaker for Rs 63 crore this year. Mumbai's IB Commercials Pvt Ltd won the bid on January 29 and bought the vessel on April 9. Since then, the company faced hurdles...
  • UKIP Picks Up Second Seat Following Tory Defection, Two More Coming Up?

    11/23/2014 2:32:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    The first one or two people doing something can hardly be called a trend. Yet, all trends start with a movement of One. UKIP gained a second seat in British parliament as a result of a special election following a Tory defection to UKIP. The first UKIP seat also came from a special election following a Tory defection. Two other Tories are allegedly considering switching parties to UKIP. Prime minister David Cameron's Tories are clearly under pressure.
  • Daring raids by UK Special Forces leave 200 enemy dead in four weeks

    11/23/2014 5:53:43 AM PST · by the scotsman · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23rd November 2014 | Mark Nicol
    'SAS troops with sniper rifles and heavy machine guns have killed hundreds of Islamic State extremists in a series of deadly quad-bike ambushes inside Iraq, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. Defence sources indicated last night that soldiers from the elite fighting unit have eliminated ‘up to eight terrorists per day’ in the daring raids, carried out during the past four weeks. Until now, it had been acknowledged only that the SAS was operating in a reconnaissance role in Iraq and was not involved in combat. But The Mail on Sunday has learned that small groups of soldiers are being...
  • Labour's Emily Thornberry quits over 'snobby' tweet

    11/22/2014 1:03:37 PM PST · by beaversmom · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | November 21, 2014
    Emily Thornberry has resigned from Labour's front bench after sending a tweet during the Rochester and Strood by-election which was branded "snobby". The shadow attorney general apologised for the message, which showed a terraced house with three England flags, and a white van parked outside. UKIP said she had "sneered, and looked down her nose at a white van in Strood with the cross of St George on it". Labour leader Ed Miliband was "angry" at her, a senior figure told the BBC. The resident of the house, Dan Ware, said Ms Thornberry - the MP for Islington South and...
  • Five EU Nations Condemn Demolition of Terrorists' Homes

    11/21/2014 5:25:33 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/11/14 | Ari Yashar
    Ambassadors from five major European Union (EU) member states met with the Foreign Ministry's senior diplomat Alon Ushpiz in Jerusalem on Thursday, where they voiced opposition to the demolition of the homes of Arab terrorists. Germany, France, Britain, Italy and Spain were the five countries whose consul generals argued that such demolitions, which are meant as a deterrent for future terrorists and a punishment for heinous crimes, are "counterproductive." The ambassadors also denounced the attack on a Jerusalem synagogue this Tuesday in which four Jews and a Druze police officer were murdered by two Arab terrorists, reports Haaretz citing Israeli...
  • Why We Should ALL Be Celebrating Today's UKIP Triumph in Rochester and Strood

    11/21/2014 8:14:15 AM PST · by rktman · 5 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/21/2014 | James Delingpole
    It doesn't matter what you think of Mark Reckless. It doesn't even matter what you think of UKIP. Whether you love them or hate them their victory last night in the Rochester and Strood by-election was a victory for (almost) all of us. Let me explain why by way of reference to two characters who embody almost everything wrong with our current political class.
  • Rochester: Farage looks to more UKIP gains after success

    11/21/2014 5:31:44 AM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/21/2014 | BBC
    UKIP's Mark Reckless says the Conservatives have been a "cosy cartel for too long" Nigel Farage has said UKIP can become a major force in Parliament at next year's election after its victory in the Rochester and Strood by-election...... Mr. Reckless took 16,867 votes, 2,920 more than Conservative Kelly Tolhurst's 13,947, with Labour's Naushabah Khan on 6,713-ahead of the Green Party.... In his acceptance speech on Friday morning, Mr. Reckless said Rochester and Strood had been UKIP's 271st most winnable seat and "if UKIP can win here, we can win across the country."...... UKIP leader Nigel Farage denied the result...
  • Ukip's Mark Reckless wins Rochester and Strood by-election

    11/21/2014 4:03:23 AM PST · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 7:39AM GMT 21 Nov 2014
    UK Independence Party candidate Mark Reckless, who defected from the Tories, has beaten his former party to win the Rochester and Strood by-election by a majority of 2,920.
  • One in eight gay men in London has HIV, official figures show

    11/21/2014 1:52:51 AM PST · by granada · 21 replies
    Dailymail, UK ^ | 19 November 2014 | By ANNA HODGEKISS FOR MAILONLINE
    The number of people in the UK infected with HIV has reached an all-time high, new figures show. Nearly 110,000 are living with the condition, but around a quarter are unaware they have it. They are therefore at risk of passing on the virus to others through unprotected sex, experts warn.  The figures, from Public Health England (PHE), have been released ahead of National HIV Testing Week. They show that overall, more people are being diagnosed earlier. The proportion of people diagnosed with a late stage of HIV infection fell from 57 per cent in 2004 to 42 per cent...
  • Rochester and Strood by-election results: live

    11/20/2014 8:40:23 PM PST · by gasport · 12 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 14/11/21 | Ben Riley-Smith
    Latest 04.21 Reckless won by 2,920 votes in the end - a lead of around 8 percentage points The breakdown of votes... Ukip 16,867 Con 13,947 Lab 6,713 Green 1,692 Lib Dem 349 And the breakdown by share of votes... Ukip 42.05 per cent Con 34.77 per cent Lab 16.74 per cent Lib Dem 0.85 per cent 04.20 MARK RECKLESS WINS ROCHESTER AND STROOD BY-ELECTION 04.00 Farage hints another Tory MP is ready to jump
  • 'The Imitation Game' puts the spotlight on Alan Turing and his groundbreaking machine

    11/20/2014 4:00:14 PM PST · by the scotsman · 45 replies
    Engadget.com ^ | 21st November 2014 | Kris Naudus
    'It is the height of the Second World War. A group of codebreakers stands in a dimly lit warehouse 50 miles northwest of London, a giant machine composed of spinning drums and wires looms in front of them. It's taken years of work -- as well as a few shouting matches -- to get the device assembled and ready to start sorting through 159 quintillion combinations in search of the one that will let the British crack the Germans' infamous Enigma machine. The switch is flipped and nine rows of drums begin spinning as the assembled group waits... and waits....
  • School marked down by Ofsted for being 'too white'

    11/20/2014 12:57:12 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 30 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2:44PM GMT 19 Nov 2014 | By Graeme Paton, Education Editor
    Ofsted was accused of “political correctness” after downgrading a top rural primary school for effectively being too English. The education watchdog faced a backlash from MPs and parents following the decision to penalise Middle Rasen primary in Lincolnshire for not having enough black or Asian pupils. In a report, inspectors said the school was “not yet outstanding” because pupils’ cultural development was limited by a “lack of first-hand experience of the diverse make up of modern British society”. The move followed a shake-up of Ofsted inspections introduced in the wake of the “Trojan Horse” plot in Birmingham to impose hard-line...
  • Jack the Ripper was Whitechapel meat cart driver, claims criminologist

    11/20/2014 11:08:11 AM PST · by the scotsman · 67 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20th November 2014 | Gemma Mullin
    'Jack the Ripper was a meat cart driver in Whitechapel, who legitimately blood-spattered appearance helped him evade justice, a criminologist has claimed. Dr Gareth Norris from Aberystwyth University believes 'carman' Charles Allen Lechmere, whose early route to work coincided with locations of Ripper killings, should be considered a suspect. Lechmere was found leaning over victim Mary Ann 'Polly' Nichols' body on Buck's Row in Whitechapel on August 31, 1888 and told police he had only been there a few minutes. But research has revealed that he lied to police about his name, calling himself Cross, and it was likely that...
  • British Police Call On Nation To ‘Save a Life, Surrender Your Knife’ As ‘Knife Violence’ Continues

    11/19/2014 8:32:36 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 63 replies
    Countercurrent News ^ | 11-14-14 | unattributed
    The news out of the United Kingdom almost reads like a satire piece from The Onion. But as strange as it may sound to people around the world, and especially in the United States, the British police push to ban knives is no joke. The new “Save a Life – Surrender Your Knife” program is in full swing and police are telling us that they have joined forces with an already growing trend in the United Kingdom to ban “pointy” knives. Lancashire Police tell us that an “amnesty” program began at the end of August, and “more than 800 knives...
  • Hand over your guns and face no prosecution, say police

    11/19/2014 8:26:21 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 23 replies
    Brighouse Echo ^ | 11-19-14 | unattributed
    People will be able to walk into a police station with guns, knives and ammunition and face no prosecution tomorrow (Thursday). West Yorkshire Police is launching a ten-day weapons amnesty which will allow people to walk into Halifax Police Station and hand over weapons without fear of facing criminal action. The Force said the campaign, running from Thursday, November 20, to Sunday, November 30, will “avoid weapons getting into the wrong hands and provide members of the community with a safe place to dispose of firearms, ammunition, knives and other weapons they have”. West Yorkshire Police Assistant Chief Constable Andy...
  • Whilst the West Focuses on the Middle East, Putin Plots His Way to World War Three

    11/18/2014 8:44:28 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | November 18, 2014 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Under the punned headline “No wonder Vladimir Putin was Russian to leave the G20 summit,” the Daily Mail told of how he had eaten lunch alone, and of how commentators had joked that Mr Putin had been ‘relegated to Siberia’ in the ‘family photo’ of world leaders. It concluded that Mr Putin had fled the summit after a “stern” discussion with British Prime Minister David Cameron, in which Cameron told Putin that he was “at a crossroads”. Sounding wearily schoolmaster-ish, Cameron later commented “There's a real choice here, there's a different and better way for Russia to behave that could...
  • Mogherini makes light of leaked EU paper on Israel sanctions

    11/18/2014 8:32:58 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 4 replies
    EUObserver ^ | Today @ 09:28 | http://euobserver.com/foreign/126558
    BRUSSELS - Europe’s new foreign relations chief has denied the EU is in talks on Israel sanctions, despite a leaked paper on the issue. Federica Mogherini, who chaired her first foreign ministers’ meeting in Brussels on Monday (17 November), told press the leaked paper is a “technical working hypothesis” which “member states requested” when her predecessor was in office. She added: “It is not at the heart of today’s discussions on how to start a positive process with the Israelis and Palestinians. There’s currently no question of sanctioning anybody. The question is rather how to motivate people to … restart...
  • Eurofighter Typhoon jet to get new one billion euro radar

    11/19/2014 7:52:51 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki
    Reuters ^ | Wed Nov 19, 2014 | Sarah Young
    Britain, Germany, Italy and Spain have through their Eurofighter project signed a 1 billion euro (0.83 billion pound) contract to provide their jointly backed Typhoon jet with a new sort of radar, in an effort to secure new orders. The fighter is produced by Eurofighter partner companies BAE Systems (BAES.L), Airbus (AIR.PA) and Finmeccanica (SIFI.MI), and BAE said it signed a contract worth 365 million pounds ($572 million) to integrate the new radar onto the jets. Under the deal signed in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Wednesday the Typhoon jet will in future be available with the "Captor E-Scan radar". The four...
  • Legalise handguns and repatriate migrants: Ukip's 7 most controversial policies

    11/19/2014 3:55:30 AM PST · by UKrepublican · 44 replies
    On the eve of the Rochester by-election we take you through the Ukip policies and positions which have caught the imagination of voters. Deport migrants Mark Reckless, the Ukip candidate in the Rochester and Strood by-election, has raised the prospect of European migrants being forced to leave Britain if Ukip wins power. Mr Reckless said workers from the continent would only be allowed to stay in Britain for a fixed “transitional period” under Ukip plans to end unrestricted migration from the rest of Europe. He said the party would be willing to “look sympathetically” at people who have “integrated”. The...
  • Commons pubs vote 'hugely damaging'

    11/19/2014 2:20:08 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies
    hartlepoolmail.co.uk ^ | Nov 19, 2014 | hartlepool mail
    Britain's biggest pub landlord today warned that a vote by MPs to reform the historic "beer tie" between tenants and pub companies could result in a fresh wave of closures and major job losses. Enterprise Inns said yesterday's successful Commons rebellion "threatens to have serious unintended consequences for publicans and the industry at large". The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) said the vote was "hugely damaging" and that the Government's own research showed it would result in 1,400 more pubs closing, with 7,000 job losses.
  • Don't focus too much on Ebola, warns the Queen

    11/19/2014 1:26:56 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 November 2014 | Francesca Infante
    The Queen warned last night that focusing too much attention on the Ebola outbreak could lead to an upsurge in other deadly diseases such as malaria. At an event alongside world leaders in the science of infectious diseases yesterday, she asked ‘piercing’ questions about how the disease ought to be controlled. And the monarch said she worried that Ebola, which has claimed 5,000 lives already, risked overshadowing the risk from other deadlier diseases like malaria, which kills the same number every week.
  • Rotherham scandal: IPCC to investigate 10 officers over handling of child sex claims ( UK )

    11/18/2014 5:39:35 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 18 Nov 2014 | David Barrett
    The Independent Police Complaints Commission will investigate 10 South Yorkshire police officers over their handling of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham . The police watchdog has announced it is to investigate 10 South Yorkshire police officers over their handling of child sexual exploitation in the wake of the Rotherham child abuse scandal. ... The controversy following Prof Jay's report led to a series of high-profile resignations including Roger Stone, the Rotherham council leader; Martin Kimber, the council chief executive and Joyce Thacker, the director of children's services. The most high profile resignation was that of Shaun Wright, South Yorkshire's police...
  • Thousands gather in grief for three Americans and a Briton killed by axe-wielding Palestinian

    11/18/2014 1:13:24 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 18, 2014 | Ted Thornhill, Paul Alster In Israe, Inna Lazareva In Jerusalem, Michael Burleigh
    Thousands gathered in grief on Tuesday after three American-Israeli rabbis and a British rabbi were killed by Palestinian terrorists armed with axes and guns at a Jerusalem synagogue. Rabbi Moshe Twersky, 59, Rabbi Arieh Kupinsky, 43, and Rabbi Kalman Levine, 55, were all dual nationals of the U.S. and Israel. Rabbi Avraham Shmuel Goldberg, originally from Liverpool in the UK, was named as the fourth victim. They were slaughtered in a dawn attack by two cousins who screamed 'god is great' as they attacked at random. Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to 'respond harshly,' describing the attack as a...
  • My jihadi son should be executed: Father of UK Islamic State fanatic 'was part of ISIS death squad'

    11/18/2014 10:19:07 AM PST · by dennisw · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 November 2014 | Larisa Brown and Andy Dolan and David Williams
    My jihadi son should be executed: Father of UK Islamic State fanatic 'who was part of ISIS death squad' that beheaded 17 Syrian soldiers disowns him after video British ISIS jihadist Nasser Muthana should face death, his father said Muthana is thought to be one of the killers in a sick ISIS beheading video Medical student from Cardiff 'must face up to what he has done' says father David Cameron claimed 'sick terrorists' could face charges of treason The British medical student suspected of involvement in an Islamic State death squad should face execution himself, his father said yesterday. Nasser...
  • Five killed in terror attack at Jerusalem synagogue

    11/18/2014 12:18:25 AM PST · by INVAR · 68 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | November 18, 2014 | LAZAR BERMAN
    East Jerusalem men enter Har Nof yeshiva complex with pistol and axes; 6 injured, including two police; assailants killed Four people were killed, including one policeman, in a terror attack at a synagogue in a Jerusalem neighborhood Tuesday morning. Police said two attackers, apparently from East Jerusalem, came into the synagogue in the Har Nof neighborhood shortly after 7 a.m. and began attacking worshipers at morning prayers with a gun, a meat cleaver, and an ax. Both terrorists were killed by police. Israel Police said there were six injured, including two policemen, one of whom was seriously injured, and another...
  • World economy warning light on red

    11/18/2014 4:09:53 AM PST · by John W · 10 replies
    Associated Press via Fort Wayne Journal Gazette ^ | November 18, 2014 | Danica Kirka
    LONDON – The global economy's problems seem to be multiplying. Hours after the leaders of the world's 20 most developed economies sought to boost confidence by promising to increase global output by $2 trillion over five years, Japan said it had fallen into recession. That leaves the country – the world's third-largest economy – on a long and growing list of troubled economies. China is slowing as well, and Europe can't seem to take off. Among major economies, only the United States and Britain are growing at decent rates, and how long that lasts depends on how much trouble their...
  • Jail Time For Four Men Who Threw Pig's Head At Mosque In May 2013

    11/17/2014 10:05:49 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 44 replies
    OpposingViews.com ^ | 17NOV2014 | Lina Batarags
    Four men were jailed for throwing a severed pig’s head into a mosque in Lancashire last May. Shocked women and children watched as the four friends dumped a carrier bag containing the severed head in the parking lot of Blackpool Central Mosque. Preston Crown Court was told the four men had organized the crime—which came only two days after the murder of solider Lee Rigby in May 2013—as a prank, knowing it would be seen as an insult in a Muslim place of worship. The four men—Thomas Ashton, 21; Andrew Warner, 31; Travis Crabtree, 25; and Steven White, 28—are all...
  • British ‘Jihadi John’ identified as 2011 London rioter?

    11/17/2014 8:02:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/17/2014 | Noah Rothman
    The administration confirmed over the weekend that US aid worker Peter Kassig was recently killed by beheading. He is the fifth Westerner to be murdered on camera by the British accented representative of the Islamic State known as “Jihadi John.” British authorities indicated the formerly anonymous ISIS killer is suspected to be 23-year-old Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, a U.K. citizen of Egyptian descent and an amateur rapper from West London. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Bary has been an active malcontent for some time. A video recently surfaced of the suspected ISIS militant speaking with an Australian television reporter during the London riots...
  • John Major attacks Ukip and calls for Britain to remain in EU

    11/17/2014 2:35:47 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 16 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 16 November 2014 | Rowena Mason
    Sir John Major has attacked the UK Independence party (Ukip) for spreading profoundly un-British politics of “negativity and sheer nastiness”, as he warned the UK would be a less relevant nation if it left the European Union.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Six Tory MPs to defect to Ukip if it wins Rochester and Strood by-election

    11/17/2014 2:56:19 AM PST · by UKrepublican · 29 replies
    UP to half a dozen Tory MPs are ­planning to defect to Ukip if their party loses Thursday’s by-election. Insiders claim Basildon and Billericay MP John Baron is the most likely to cross the floor. Five others could also make the switch in the coming weeks, according to sources. Last night Mr Baron refused to rule out joining Ukip and would refer only to earlier comments he made on BBC’s Newsnight last month. When he was asked on the programme whether he would defect, he replied: “You should never say never in politics.” However, he added: “My very strong preference...
  • One week to ‘finish the job’ in Iran nuclear talks

    11/16/2014 6:44:14 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Gulf News ^ | November 16, 2014
    One week to ‘finish the job’ in Iran nuclear talks ‘Failure would be a dangerous scenario for the entire world’ AFP Published: 14:30 November 16, 2014 Gulf News Vienna: Iran and six world powers begin a final round of talks in Vienna on Tuesday aiming to overcome significant remaining differences and agree a historic nuclear deal by a November 24 deadline. “There’s still a big gap. We may not be able to get there,” US President Barack Obama warned last Sunday. After 12 years of rising tensions, threats of war and failed diplomacy this accord would silence for good fears...
  • G20 leaders reveal global growth plan to boost GDP by $2 trillion

    11/16/2014 5:13:57 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    CTV ^ | November 15, 2014
    G20 leaders reveal global growth plan to boost GDP by $2 trillion The Associated Press Published Saturday, November 15, 2014 9:00PM EST Last Updated Sunday, November 16, 2014 1:45AM EST BRISBANE, Australia -- Leaders of the G20 nations finalized a plan Sunday to boost global GDP by more than $2 trillion over five years by investing in infrastructure and increasing trade. The communique issued at the conclusion of their summit in Brisbane, Australia says the leaders plan to jumpstart growth, in part, by creating a global infrastructure hub. The plan will purportedly help match potential investors with projects, and also...
  • Jihadi John is 'wounded in US airstrike that killed 10 top ISIS commanders'

    11/16/2014 1:48:22 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/16/14 | Abul Taher for The Mail on Sunday
    Jihadi John, the Briton who beheaded two British and two American hostages held by Islamic State terrorists, has been injured in a US-led air strike, according to reports received by the Foreign Office. The masked ‘executioner’ with a London accent is believed to have narrowly escaped death when he attended a summit of the group’s leaders in an Iraqi town close to the Syrian border last Saturday. The meeting was targeted by American and Iraqi jets.
  • UK: World's 'first' bungee jump in Bristol captured on film

    11/16/2014 5:01:18 AM PST · by the scotsman · 5 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10th November 2014 | BBC News
    'BBC Inside Out reveals the newly discovered footage of the world's first bungee jump from the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol 35 years ago. The jump took place on 1 April, 1979, and was undertaken by members of the Oxford University Dangerous Sports Club. It led to the birth of a worldwide sport. BBC Inside Out tracked down the footage, which has not been seen for decades, from the original jump in 1979. The film shows the Dangerous Sports Club practising in a garage on the morning of the jump. David Kirke jumped off the bridge in top hat and...
  • Oil price slump to trigger new US debt default crisis as Opec waits

    11/15/2014 7:51:26 PM PST · by Lorianne · 102 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 14 November 2014 | Andrew Critchlow
    Remember the global financial crisis, triggered six years ago when billions of dollars of dodgy loans - doled out by banks to subprime borrowers and then resold numerous times on international debt markets - began to unravel and default? Stock markets plunged, banks collapsed and the entire global financial system teetered on the brink of catastrophe. Well a similarly chilling economic scenario could be set off by the current collapse in oil prices. Based on recent stress tests of subprime borrowers in the energy sector in the US produced by Deutsche Bank, should the price of US crude fall by...
  • The Great British rake-off...what really happens to the billions YOU donate to charity

    11/16/2014 2:17:25 AM PST · by Fenhalls555 · 54 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 16 November 2014 | David Craig
    The figures are astonishing. There are more than 195,289 registered charities in the UK that raise and spend close to Ł80 billion a year. Together, they employ more than a million staff – more than our car, aerospace and chemical sectors – and make 13 billion ‘asks’ for money every year, the equivalent of 200 for each of us in the UK. But many charities have become hungry monsters, needing ever more of our money to feed their own ambitions. And while registered charities claim that almost 90p in every pound donated is spent on ‘charitable activities’, many spend at...
  • Canada's Stephen Harper to Putin at G20 Meeting: Get out of Ukraine

    11/15/2014 5:35:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/15/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Glenn Reynolds refers to this as “smart diplomacy – the real thing,” but it’s based on the very dumb diplomacy rolled out by Vladimir Putin over the past year. Brisbane, Australia hosts the G-20 meeting this week, and Putin decided to make a point by sending a war flotilla of the Russian navy to the waters north of Australia, in order to make the point that, er … he’s a reasonable guy, or something: But it was clear that Putin’s actions over the past few days were top of mind for the leaders.Abbott lashed out at the Russian leader...
  • Putin Will Leave G20 Summit Early After West Blasts Moscow Over Ukraine

    11/15/2014 11:39:04 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Time ^ | 1/15/14 | Sam Frizell
    Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to leave the G20 summit early after Western leaders lambasted him Saturday over the crisis in Ukraine and threatened further sanctions. “I guess I’ll shake your hand, but I have only one thing to say to you: you need to get out of Ukraine,” Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper told Putin, according to his spokesman Jason MacDonald, Reuters reports. President Barack Obama said the United States was at the forefront of “opposing Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, which is a threat to the world, as we saw in the appalling shoot-down of MH17.” German Chancellor Angela...
  • Web users debunk Russian TV's MH17 claim

    11/15/2014 7:09:12 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies
    bbc.com ^ | November 14, 2014 | Vitaly Shevchenko
    Several commentators pointed out that the "Malaysia" logo on the plane from the photograph was in the wrong place. Maksim Kats, a Russian blogger, said the plane in the picture looked like a slightly altered version of the one that tops the search results if you Google "Boeing view from above" in Russian. It also happens to be a publicity photo of a Boeing 767, not a 777, which was shot down over Ukraine in July. Others noted that the fighter jet looked different from an Su-25 - the type which the Russian media had consistently claimed shot down MH17....
  • David Cameron: Putin is not a man of his word

    11/15/2014 6:30:49 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 17 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | November 15, 2014
    David Cameron has warned Russia it will face more sanctions if it continues to support the separatists in Ukraine's civil war. Speaking on Radio 4's Today programme, Mr Cameron said: "If Russia continues to destabilise Ukraine, and we continue to see Russian troops and Russian tanks inside Ukraine, then there's going to have to be a very different relationship with Britain and Europe on the one hand, and Russia on the other, and potential for further sanctions." Mr Cameron also suggested in a separate interview that he does not trust Vladimir Putin, and said he was saddened that Mr Putin...