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  • North Korea nuke EVACUATION plan for BRITS as Kim capable of hitting UK ‘within 6 months'

    01/23/2018 12:26:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 23rd January 2018 | Douglas Patient
    NORTH Korea will have missiles capable of reaching and striking Britain “within six months” as the UK draws up evacuation plans, it has been revealed. Hermit kingdom dictator Kim Jong-un’s regime in recent months has conducted several increasingly sophisticated nuclear tests as it expanded its missile programme. And Britain now fears it is a matter of months before North Korea will have the capability of hitting the UK. It has even drawn up evacuation plans which are “under constant review”. This comes as it was revealed North Korea are mere months away from developing nuclear weapons. Defence minister Earl Howe...
  • UK Schools Acting Too Swiftly to Change Kids' Gender; 11-Y-O Girls on Puberty Blockers, Expert Warns

    01/23/2018 12:02:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/23/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A psychologist at the only U.K. clinic for children seeking to change their gender has said that girls as young as 11 are being placed on puberty blockers and hormone treatment, and warned that schools act "within minutes" to register a child as the opposite sex. Bernadette Wren, consultant clinical psychologist at the Gender Identity Development Service clinic in London, revealed in an interview with The Sunday Times that the youngest child receiving such treatment there is an 11-year-old girl who identifies as a boy. Wren warned that schools in the U.K. are moving too fast in labeling a child...
  • Nope: William Hague Claims 'Allies Fear Britain Is Retreating From the World'

    01/23/2018 9:27:42 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01-23-2018 | Michael van der Galien
    Former Tory party leader/Foreign Secretary William Hague has penned a column for the Daily Telegraph in which he claims Brits must let allies know the country is not "retreating from the world." He argues that allies fear Britain is opting for isolation: Be in no doubt that we benefit enormously from the international presence and reputation of the United Kingdom, be it diplomatic, humanitarian, military or educational. And our friends everywhere are currently looking at us, quizzically and rather searchingly as we negotiate Brexit, to assess whether we are shrinking back from them as well. Is this the UK sorting...
  • Britain to set up unit to tackle 'fake news': May's spokesman

    01/23/2018 8:47:18 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 23, 2018 | Reuters Staff
    LONDON - Britain’s government will set up a new unit to tackle “fake news” and to try to deter those who aim to use it to influence events in the country, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday. “We are living in an era of fake news and competing narratives,” the spokesman told reporters. “The government will respond with more and better use of national security communications to tackle these interconnected complex challenges.”
  • Last pictures of Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess emerge for sale (TR)

    01/23/2018 8:13:27 AM PST · by DFG · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 01/23/2018 | Laura Keay
    Fascinating final pictures of Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess have been found and put on sale along with a note to his son about his mysterious flight to Britain to try to end the war. The never-before-seen images show the former deputy Fuhrer as a frail and elderly man in the grounds of the infamous Spandau Prison. Hess spent 41 years in the West Berlin jail after the war, when he was convicted of crimes against peace and sentenced to life behind bars. The Nazi hung himself aged 93 in 1987 in the summer house that had been built for him...
  • US embassy to open in Jerusalem by end of 2019, Mike Pence tells Israel [end of JCPOA too]

    01/22/2018 8:21:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.22.2018 | tj/msh (AP, Reuters, dpa)
    US Vice President Mike Pence told Israel’s Knesset on Monday that Washington was intending to bring forward a controversial plan by the Trump administration to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “In the weeks ahead, our administration will advance its plan to open the US Embassy in Jerusalem — and the embassy will open before the end of next year,” Pence said. The intention to move the embassy, which has been condemned by the Palestinians and their Arab allies, was agreed in theory by US lawmakers years ago but was set in motion by US President Donald...

    01/22/2018 8:10:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | January 22, 2018 | Amy Spiro
    A woman who appeared in a recent L’Oréal UK ad campaign for hair care products has stepped down after she received criticism over a series of anti-Israel tweets in 2014. Writing on Twitter on Monday, Amena Khan, a social media activist, wrote that she regrets the tweets she posted and will be leaving the campaign because of the backlash.
  • Jaguars send message by taking a knee

    01/21/2018 3:17:40 PM PST · by gunsequalfreedom · 83 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/24/2017 | EMILY ZANOTTI
    Demonstrations took a weird turn early Sunday, when the Jacksonville Jaguars playing an NFL "exchange" game in the U.K. took a knee in protest during the Star Spangled Banner. They then stood for God Save the Queen. Both teams owners tweeted support for protesting players, explaining that they were behind their athletes "100%."
  • Selfless mother carried on with doomed pregnancy hoping to donate baby's organs

    01/21/2018 11:24:07 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 4 replies
    The Mail ^ | 20 Jan 2018 | Amy Oliver
    Hayley and her husband Scott attracted the admiration of the nation when, a few weeks ago, they revealed the decision to carry their daughter to full term, despite knowing she was suffering from a devastating genetic condition and would survive for only a few precious moments. Their hope was that they could donate Ava’s heart tissue to another desperately ill child, so that in some form Ava would live on despite her diagnosis. But today they reveal that even this one small wish was taken from them. For when Ava was born on January 8, she was too small –...
  • The new US embassy is a plastic-wrapped wonder Trump wouldn't visit

    01/21/2018 9:48:27 AM PST · by ameribbean expat · 51 replies
    The discovery that I share an opinion with Donald Trump is a new experience for me, one which I don’t expect to reoccur soon, but when he took to Twitter last week to explain why he would not be opening his country’s new London embassy, I confess, I could rather see his point. **** I can’t argue with his description of the recently vacated former embassy, built in 1960, as “perhaps the best located and finest in London”. Extending a façade across an entire side of Grosvenor Square in Mayfair, this was the first purpose-built embassy in the capital.
  • Oxford University extends time for maths and computer science exams in bid to help women [tr]

    01/21/2018 5:22:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 58 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 21, 2018 | Alex Matthews
    Oxford University has extended time for maths and computer science exams in a bid to help women get better grades. Undergraduates were given 105 minutes to complete their papers, rather 90. There was no change in difficulty or the length of questions and female students were said to do better as a result.
  • British teen: Accessing classified documents was 'kind of easy'

    01/20/2018 2:39:10 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 38 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/1/18
    A 15-year-old British teenager accessed top secret US military reports by impersonating a CIA director. Acting from his Leicestershire home, Kane Gamble posed as CIA Chief John Brennan, gaining access to passwords, personal information, contact lists, security details, and sensitive documents regarding US operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Gamble's security attacks occurred between June 2015 and February 2016. In them, he targeted Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, FBI Director Mark Giuliano, former US President Barack Obama's Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and others. In addition to the security hacks, Gamble also harassed his victims and their families. Impersonating...
  • British tourists warned to 'stay in resorts' in Jamaica security emergency

    01/20/2018 6:28:53 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    BBC News ^ | January 20, 2018 | Staff
    British tourists are being warned they should stay inside their resorts in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The Jamaican government has declared a state of emergency in the St James parish, after a number of "shooting incidents". The Foreign Office has told British tourists to stay in the confines of their hotels as a "major military operation" takes place. About 200,000 British tourists visit Jamaica every year. A spokesman for the Foreign Office said: "[Tourists] should follow local advice including restrictions in selected areas, and exercise particular care if travelling at night. "[They] should stay in their resorts and limit travel beyond...
  • Katie Hopkins: 'The Sh*thole Countries Are Here in Western Europe'

    01/19/2018 8:48:27 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01-19-2018 | Michael van der Galien
    After President Trump allegedly declared certain countries (especially in, but not limited to Africa) "sh*thole countries," "many of us felt a sense of relief," British commentator Katie Hopkins writes at The Rebel. Like many supporters of the president, she believes that, unlike most politicians, Trump is telling it like it is. "Straight talk -- like a blast of fresh air on a clammy bus." Although she could've focused on that and explained why many of the countries mentioned by Trump are indeed not exactly heaven on earth, she had a different perspective. Instead, she asked her Twitter followers who live...
  • Omarosa may have secretly taped White House conversations: report

    01/19/2018 1:16:05 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | Friday, January 19, 2018 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Omarosa Onee Manigault Newman might have secretly recorded private conversations in the White House out of fear for special counsel Robert Mueller. "Everyone knows Omarosa loves to record people and meetings using the voice notes app on her iPhone," one source said. "Don't be surprised if she has secret audio files on everyone in that White House, past and present staffers included." The White House's recent ban on staffers having their personal cellphones was tied to Manigault-Newman's habit of recording her conversations, the source told the Daily News. Manigault Newman is also reportedly seeking meetings with lawyers because she is...
  • With DARKEST HOUR in cinemas, what if Churchill faced the same level of health scrutiny as Trump

    01/19/2018 8:08:33 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 56 replies
    Dail Mail ^ | January 18, 2018 | Richard Littlejohn
    Whatever you think about Donald Trump, his main achievement has been to utterly discombobulate his enemies, especially the mainstream media in America. If sometimes we think that the BBC dresses a little too far to the Left, try watching the Washington press pack in full flow. They believe it is their constitutional duty to destroy the democratically elected President by any means possible. He's been accused of racism, sexism and colluding with the Russians to steal the presidential election, which bizarrely they also claim he never wanted to win in the first place. Go figure. Like our own die-hard Remainers,...
  • Can the Government Solve Loneliness? U.K Appoints Official for the Solitary

    01/19/2018 1:56:40 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 16 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 18 January 2018 | Cristina Maza
    On Wednesday, Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May appointed a government minister for loneliness, in an attempt to tackle one of society’s biggest health concerns. “For far too many people, loneliness is the sad reality of modern life,” May said in a statement. “I want to confront this challenge for our society and for all of us to take action to address the loneliness endured by the elderly, by carers, by those who have lost loved ones — people who have no one to talk to or share their thoughts and experiences with.” Tracey Crouch, now the undersecretary for sport and...
  • Russia, Iran open their arms as Turkey loses patience with U.S.

    01/18/2018 8:32:22 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    N(o)B(rains)C(ollectively) News ^ | Thursday, January 18, 2018 | F. Brinley Bruton
    U.S. military support for Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are led by the Kurdish YPG militia, have left Turkey furious. Officials have even warned that Turkish troops are ready to cross into neighboring Syria... Erdogan has also warned of an imminent incursion into Kurdish-controlled Afrin in northwest Syria... With around one-fifth of Turkey’s population identifying as Kurdish, Turkey views the PKK and moves toward Kurdish independence regionally as an existential threat... "The U.S. is directly providing arms to a group ... whose ultimate ambition is not defeating ISIS," said Ziya Meral, a Turkey analyst at the Centre for Historical Analysis...
  • McCain Associate Who Handled Dossier Asks Judge To Seal Deposition

    01/18/2018 12:48:43 PM PST · by mojito · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/18/2018 | Chuck Ross
    <p>David Kramer, a former State Department official and former director at the McCain Institute for International Leadership, filed a motion in federal court in Florida asking a judge for a protective order to block the public release of his deposition.</p>
  • US military to maintain open-ended presence in Syria, Tillerson says

    01/18/2018 9:11:23 AM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 54 replies
    fox news ^ | January 17, 2018 | MATTHEW PENNINGTON
    Speaking at Stanford University after being introduced by former top diplomat Condoleezza Rice, Tillerson said the Trump administration was determined not to repeat President Barack Obama's "mistake" when he withdrew U.S. troops from Iraq in 2011. Republicans for years have argued the withdrawal created the opening for IS' rapid expansion.... Securing a successful U.N. peace process, getting Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power, ridding Syria of Iran's influence and eradicating all weapons of mass destruction in the country.