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  • Trump invites Philippines' Duterte to White House in 'friendly' call

    04/29/2017 10:32:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    France24 ^ | April 30, 2017 | Agence France-Presse
    US President Donald Trump on Saturday invited his Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte to Washington in a "friendly" call in which the leaders discussed the "threat" of North Korea, the White House said. The announcement comes amid rising tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs following its latest test-fire, as well international criticism of Duterte's drug crackdown that has claimed thousands of lives. "It was a very friendly conversation, in which the two leaders discussed the concerns of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) regarding regional security, including the threat posed by North Korea," the statement said. The leaders also...
  • North Korea Threatens Israel: ‘Merciless, Thousand-Fold Punishment’

    04/29/2017 4:52:42 PM PDT · by davikkm · 38 replies
    breitbart ^ | BREITBART JERUSALEM
    The Jerusalem Post reports: Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman hurt the “dignity of the supreme leadership” of North Korea, state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Saturday. The comment was in reaction to Israeli remarks on how the Jewish State is affected by North Korean tension with the United States. … “The reckless remarks of the Israeli defense minister are sordid and wicked behavior and grave challenge to the DPRK [North Korea],” the North Korean statement read.
  • Cash offered after drones disrupt flights in China

    04/29/2017 6:48:13 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | April 27,2017 | Chris Baraniuk
    Chinese drone maker DJI is offering up to one million yuan (£112,000) for information about drones that disrupted scores of flights at a Chinese airport. On four days this month - 14, 17, 18 and 21 - drones were blamed for stranding thousands of passengers at Chengdu Shuangliu International. Chinese reports said they caused 60 flight interruptions on 21 April alone. The bounty was a sign that the firm was taking the potential impact on its reputation seriously, suggested Prof David Dunn at the University of Birmingham. "Clearly they're concerned about their brand image, given how much they dominate the...
  • EU Adds Cost of Migrants in Turkey to Brexit Bill

    04/29/2017 11:30:09 AM PDT · by davikkm · 27 replies
    breitbart ^ | DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS
    The bill for Britain’s Brexit divorce settlement is growing ever longer, with leaders in Brussels now saying that Britain should continue to pick up a portion of the tab for migrants living in Turkey beyond accession. Initial demands that Britain should pay into the European Union’s seven-year Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) until it expires at the end of 2020 – a year after Brexit – have since expanded to include references to “issues resulting from” the budget, as well as those related to the European Investment Bank (EIB) and European Development Fund (EDF). German representatives are now suggesting that “issues”...
  • Far-Left Austrian President: All Women Must Wear Headscarves to Fight Islamophobia

    04/28/2017 7:31:28 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/27/17 | Ben Kew
    Austria’s far-left president, Alexander Van der Bellen, has suggested that one day all women must wear headscarves to fight Islamophobia. During a talk to students, Van der Bellen said that whilst be believes a woman should wear “whatever she wants”, should Austria’s “rampant Islamophobia continue, there will come a day when we must ask all women to wear a headscarf – all of them! – out of solidarity towards those who do it for religious reasons”. Van der Bellen, who was sworn in as president in January after defeating anti-mass migration Freedom Party candidate Norbert Hofer in last December’s presidential...
  • Reports: US troops deploy along Syria-Turkish border

    04/28/2017 12:27:32 PM PDT · by McGruff · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | SARAH EL DEEB and BOB BURNS
    U.S. armored vehicles are deploying in areas in northern Syria along the tense border with Turkey, a few days after a Turkish airstrike that killed 20 U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters, a Syrian war monitor and Kurdish activists said Friday. Footage posted by Syrian activists online showed a convoy of U.S. armored vehicles driving on a rural road in the village of Darbasiyah, a few hundred meters from the Turkish border. Clashes in the area were reported between Turkish and Kurdish forces Wednesday a day after the Turkish airstrike which also destroyed a Kurdish command headquarters.
  • Trump Grumbles that U.S. Loses ‘Tremendous Amount Of Money’ Defending Saudi Arabia

    04/28/2017 10:51:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 28, 2017 | Callum Paton
    President Donald Trump says the U.S. is losing a “tremendous amount of money” defending Saudi Arabia, complaining that the Gulf monarchy is treating the United States unfairly. In a wide-ranging interview with Reuters, in which Trump discussed his first 100 days in office, the President criticized the key Middle Eastern ally, claiming the Kingdom wasn’t paying its way, and was relying on U.S. defense spending for its security. "Frankly, Saudi Arabia has not treated us fairly, because we are losing a tremendous amount of money in defending Saudi Arabia,” he said. It is not the first time Trump has accused...
  • Whitehall terror alert suspect named as Khalid Mohamed Omar Ali

    04/28/2017 9:10:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    SKY News ^ | April 28, 2017
    A terror suspect arrested near the Houses of Parliament has been named as Khalid Mohamed Omar Ali. The 27-year-old is believed to be a British national who was born overseas and went to school in Tottenham, north London. He was known to police prior to his arrest, according to Sky sources. Police say the suspect was detained by armed officers just yards from Downing Street after a stop and search in an "intelligence-led" operation.
  • Revealed: Land Broker Handed to PA by B’Tselem, Ta’ayush Agents Died of Torture

    04/28/2017 7:21:27 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Jewish Press ^ | 28/4/17 | David Israel
    The transcript of debriefing of Ezra Nawi, an agent of anti-Zionist NGO Ta’ayush, by an officer at the Yatta branch of the PA Preventive Security, reveals that Nawi was fully cognizant of and even celebrated the terrifying fate of his victims – Arab land brokers who defied the Palestinian Authority and sold land to Jews in Judea and Samaria, Army Radio revealed this week. Nawi was featured in a January 8, 2015 expose by the Israel’s Chennel 2 investigative news program “Uvda,” where he and B’Tselem agent Nasser Nawaja discussed informing the Palestinian Authority security services about an Arab who...
  • Wisconsin university approves Israel boycott

    04/28/2017 5:26:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    INN ^ | 04/28/17 02:07 | JTA and Arutz Sheva Staff
    The student government of the University of Wisconsin-Madison unanimously passed a divestment resolution targeting companies operating in many countries that included an amendment specifically about Israel, JTA reported Thursday. The resolution, which passed Wednesday by the Associated Students of Madison by a 24-0 vote with two abstentions, calls on the university and its foundation to divest from companies involved in private prisons, arms manufacture, fossil fuels and border walls, and banks that “oppress marginalized communities.” The vote comes a month after a divestment resolution specifically targeting Israel failed to pass the student government and two weeks after the student government...
  • California Democrats Make Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day Disappear

    04/28/2017 5:02:39 AM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 28, 2017 | Lloyd Billingsley
    CAIR-sponsored “Muslim Day at the Capitol” takes its place. Monday April 24 was Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day and in Los Angeles thousands marched in the street outside the Turkish consulate. Up in Sacramento, ruling Democrats ignored the Armenians and instead held “Muslim Day at the Capitol,” hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations.“Trump reignites ‘spirit of justice’ for Muslim Day at Capitol,” headlined the news article in the Sacramento Bee, whose April 24 edition included not a word about the Armenians’ day. As CAIR’s Yannina Casillas explained, “The election of Trump and the campaign in general kind of reignited a...
  • Iran in Syria: A Gathering Storm?-mullahs want to target the “Little Satan”

    04/28/2017 5:00:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 28, 2017 | P. David Hornik
    The mullahs want to target the “Little Satan” from across the border. The Iranian regime, as it has made clear in countless threats, rallies, and missile displays, wants to destroy Israel, the “Little Satan.”  Given Israel’s military might and, according to foreign reports, nuclear arsenal, Iran’s goal is probably unattainable. But the nearer Iran gets—or perceives itself to get—to that goal, the more warfare and instability is likely to ensue. At present, thanks to Syria’s collapse into civil war and the Obama administration’s—at best—inept policy there, Iran is within reach of establishing a permanent military presence to Israel’s north—a surefire...
  • Germany took in 160 times more Syrian refugees in 2016 than UK

    04/27/2017 4:07:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 27 April 2017 17:47 CEST+02:00 | Jörg Luyken
    Of the 406,000 Syrian refugees given protection in Europe in 2016, almost 300,000 were offered sanctuary in Germany, new figures show. The figures released by Eurostat on Wednesday display in clear terms how a few countries have shared the majority of the burden in taking in refugees from war-torn Syria. While Germany took in 295,000 of the 406,000 Syrians who were granted asylum in the EU during 2016, major economies such as France and and Great Britain failed to offer protection to more than a few thousand. The UK offered protection to 1,850 Syrians, 160 times less than Germany. Sweden...
  • Number of U.S. visas to citizens of Trump travel ban nations drops

    04/27/2017 2:21:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 27, 2017 | By Yeganeh Torbati
    The United States issued about 40 percent fewer temporary visas in March to citizens of seven countries covered by President Donald Trump's temporary travel bans than it did in an average month last year, according to a Reuters analysis of preliminary government data released on Thursday. At the same time, the data showed that the total of U.S. non-immigrant visas issued to people from all countries was up by nearly 5 percent in March compared to the 2016 monthly average. Citizens of the seven Muslim-majority nations under the bans - Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen - received...
  • Israeli missile downs Syrian drone over Golan Heights

    04/27/2017 2:06:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | April 27, 2017 | Judah Ari Gross
    A Patriot missile intercepted a Syrian drone that entered Israeli airspace on Thursday evening, the army said. According to the IDF, the missile successfully downed the unmanned aerial vehicle over the Golan Heights. “The IDF will not allow any breach of Israel’s airspace and will act against any attempt of infiltration,” the army said in a statement. According to the IDF, the Syrian UAV was under “full [Israeli Air Force] surveillance” while it was in Israeli airspace. It was not initially clear if the aircraft was Russian or Syrian, but the army later confirmed that it was Syrian. The army...
  • Austrian President Tells “Every Woman” to Wear Hijab to Fight “Islamophobia”

    04/27/2017 12:38:35 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 26 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | APR 26, 2017 | VIJETA UNIYAL
    In what should be a new low for women rights in Europe, Austria’s leftist President Alexander van der Bellen has called on “every woman to wear headscarf” in order to fight growing “Islamophobia,” Austrian media reported today. Going by the Austrian media coverage, the otherwise perpetually-offended feminist groups in Austria and Europe have failed to respond to this outrage. “[I]f it goes on like this, with the rampant Islamophobia, a day will come when we will have to ask every woman to wear a headscarf,” President Van der Bellen, Austria’s recently elected Head of the State could be seen saying...
  • Gaffney defiant in the face of mainstream media attacks

    04/27/2017 6:55:12 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 14 replies
    Center for Security Policy ^ | 21 March 2017 | Frank Gaffney
    In my case, reporters for prominent national publications have gone after me as a way of attacking Donald Trump and his senior subordinates. Matthew Rosenberg of the New York Times, Eli Lake of Bloomberg, Greg Jaffe of the Washington Post and most recently Peter Beinart of the Atlantic have largely ignored the substance of lengthy interviews I have given them, in order to vilify me and the work we do at the Center for Security Policy. In each case, it’s clear these journalists don’t approve of our research and the fact that first Candidate Trump and President Trump have arrived...
  • Trump gives Mattis authority over troop numbers for ISIS fight

    04/27/2017 5:43:11 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 27, 2017 | A/P
    The White House is giving the Pentagon greater flexibility to determine the number of U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria, in another move by President Trump to shift greater power to his military leaders. The decision will give Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to send more forces into Syria, to assist U.S.-backed local troops as they move to retake Raqqa from the Islamic State group, which has used the city as a de facto capital. It will also let him adjust the force numbers in Iraq, in the ongoing fight to oust ISIS from Mosul and stabilize it as...
  • FDR’s Antisemitism Doomed Over 200K Jews To Die At Hitler’s Hands

    04/27/2017 4:41:12 AM PDT · by SJackson · 37 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | April 26, 2017 | Jeff Dunetz
    Typically, when one asks a Democrat about FDR they immediately develop a sense of awe that reminds me of those little green aliens (undocumented space men?) in Toy Story every time they see Buzz Lightyear.” AHHHHH!” I’ve never understood the reverence for Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He gets points for picking great Generals and led this country to victory in WWII. But he totally mismanaged the economy, making the great depression longer…in 1937 unemployment spiked again reaching 19% (the previous high was 25%), his freedom-sapping policies never did get this country out of the Great Depression, and don’t forget that he...
  • 'Islamist' shoots two policemen on French island of Réunion [Macron's peeps strike again]

    04/27/2017 1:47:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Local France ^ | 4/27/17
    A man suspected of being a radicalised Islamist shot and wounded two policemen on the French Indian Ocean island of Réunion as they tried to arrest him on Thursday, authorities announced. "The man refused to be arrested and fired a rifle at police," a local government official on the island said.