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  • European Parliament votes to abolish member states’ veto

    11/28/2023 1:44:26 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 34 replies
    Cyprus Mail ^ | November 22, 2023 | Tom Cleaver
    The vote passed with a razor-thin majority of 291 votes in favour to 274 against, with 44 abstentions. The main proposed changes include the abolition of the principle of unanimity in a total of 65 areas of law, as well as transferring competencies from the member states to the European Union. These include the transfer of inclusive competency on the matters of environmental protection and biodiversity, meaning that law pertaining to those matters would be entirely set at the European level. In addition, the shared competencies would be expanded to seven new areas, those being foreign and security policy, border...
  • Enormous Roman Shipwreck Found Off Greek Island [2019]

    11/11/2023 9:28:13 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | December 17, 2019 | Jason Daley
    Researchers exploring the waters off the Greek Island of Kefallinia have unearthed one of the largest Roman-era shipwrecks ever found.As Julia Buckley reports for CNN, a team from Greece's University of Patras located the remains of the ship, as well as its cargo of 6,000 amphorae—ceramic jugs used for shipping—while conducting a sonar scan of the area. The 110-foot-long vessel, newly detailed in the Journal of Archaeological Science, was situated at a depth of 197 feet.According to the paper, the "Fiscardo" wreck (named after a nearby fishing port) was one of several identified during cultural heritage surveys undertaken in the...
  • Syrians try to bomb Israeli embassy in Cyprus

    10/22/2023 5:19:49 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 9 replies
    World Israel News ^ | 10/21/23 | JNS
    Cypriot police were on high alert early on Saturday after an improvised explosive device was thrown 30 meters away from Israel’s embassy in Nicosia. The “homemade bomb” exploded around 1:30 a.m. local time. Following the blast, two people walking near the Israeli mission were detained, as were two others in a car. Police found two knives and a hammer inside the vehicle.
  • Palestinians, Jews share common genetic lineage

    10/13/2023 10:44:20 AM PDT · by euram · 60 replies
    Genetic Literacy Project ^ | Oct 21 2015 | Josie Glausiusz
    “The closest genetic neighbors to most Jewish groups were the Palestinians, Israeli Bedouins, and Druze in addition to the Southern Europeans, including Cypriots,” as Ostrer and Skorecki wrote in a review of their findings that they co-authored in the journal Human Genetics in October 2012.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Thursday 9/7/2023 Appeals Court Keeps River Barriers In Texas, Pro-Government Rally In Israel, Radioactive US Ammunition For Ukraine

    09/07/2023 7:00:03 PM PDT · by Nextrush
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/7/2023 | Nextrush/Self
    A US Appeals Court pausing a lower court order forcing Texas to remove barriers on the Rio Grande River... In the African nation of Mali deadly jihadist attacks... In northern Syria a US drone got dangerously close to a Russian An-30 spy plane... Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu holding a phone conversation with Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky... Tens of thousands of government supporters rallied outside Israel's Supreme Court tonight... British police opening a probe into infant deaths at a hospital in Nottingham... France's Council of State upholding the ban on abayas... "We value these relations as North Korea is our...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 9/3/2023 Newsdump Holiday Weekend More Troops Sent To Monitor French Base In Niger, Ukraine's Defense Minister Fired, Israel Mulls Tough Measures Following Police Fight With Eritrean Migrants

    09/03/2023 9:27:35 PM PDT · by Nextrush
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/3/2023 | Nextrush/Self
    The new military government in Niger increasing the military presence outside the French base in the capital city of Niamey... In Sweden two arrests with ten others detained as violence broke out at a Quran burning in the southern city of Malmo... A lockdown continues at the Stillwater Prison in Minnesota tonight... Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky firing his defense minister... Air strikes from the US-led coalition in Syria early Sunday morning in the Al-Tanf Region... Iraqi security forces deployed in the northern city of Kirkuk... At least 25 civilians killed in two days of warfare in Khartoum, the capital city...
  • Experts warn deadly cat virus could be catastrophic for UK

    07/16/2023 7:29:57 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 30 replies
    Northern Echo ^ | 7-15-23 | Matthew Evans
    Experts have warned UK pet owners about the potential consequences of a deadly coronavirus outbreak in Cyprus that has killed 300,000 cats. It is a result of the feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) virus that they caught on the island since January, according to Dinos Ayiomamitis, head of Cats PAWS Cyprus. The main worry for British owners is the "long history" between Cyprus and ex-pats travelling to and from the island, with many people rehoming cats to the UK. But what is FIP and why have so many cats died? Coronavirus killing felines on 'cat island' Cyprus. "We have lost 300,000...
  • How the Israeli Air Force Is Preparing for Multi-Arena War

    07/10/2023 9:53:25 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 1 replies
    Israel Today ^ | 7/9/23 | Yaakov Lappin
    In mid-June, the Israel Defense Forces completed a major two-week war exercise, dubbed “Firm Hand,” which simulated a multi-arena war starting with Hezbollah and Lebanon and spreading to other locations, including Iran. The Israeli Air Force played a key role in the exercise, reflecting its centrality as Israel’s strategic arm. In May, the IAF sent, for the first time, F-16 fighter aircraft to Cyprus as part of the “Blue Sun” exercise, which simulated war with Hezbollah in Lebanon. The drill also saw Israeli intelligence-gathering jets, C-130 transport helicopters, Apache gunships, and special forces on the ground.
  • Biden Israeli Whistleblower Gal Luft: 'I May Have To Live On The Run For the Rest of My Life'

    07/07/2023 8:34:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 07/07/2023 | Debra Heine
    Dr. Gal Luft, the Israeli whistleblower who has been on the run since April, detailed his bribery allegations against the Biden family in an extraordinary new video obtained by the New York Post. As American Greatness previously reported, Luft was arrested on weapon trafficking and other charges in Cyprus last February and disappeared after he was let out on bail. After his arrest, the former Israeli army officer tweeted that the Biden administration was out to “bury” him.The Biden Department of Justice had Luft, the founder and executive director of the Washington-based Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS),...
  • The Ancient History of Cyprus

    06/27/2023 7:10:29 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 7, 2023 | Forest Jungle Collective
    The Ancient History of Cyprus | 21:21Forest Jungle Collective | 1.16K subscribers | 3,000 views | March 7, 2023
  • ‘Missing’ Biden family corruption probe witness Gal Luft speaks out, living as fugitive in undisclosed location

    06/01/2023 9:04:17 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    NY Post ^ | Miranda Devine
    Gal Luft, the “missing” witness in the House Oversight Committee’s Biden family corruption investigation, has told The Post he is alive and living as a fugitive in an undisclosed location. The former Israeli Defense Force colonel vanished from Cyprus last month while on bail awaiting extradition to the US on seven charges. He denies the allegations, which include five charges relating to the Arms Export Control Act of conspiring to sell Chinese products to the United Arab Emirates, Kenya and Libya, as well as a violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, and of making a false statement. Luft claims...
  • Greek Conservatives Win Big in Sunday Election, to Seek Second Vote to Consolidate Majority

    05/22/2023 6:35:57 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/22/2023 | BREITBART LONDON
    ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, whose conservative party scored a landslide election victory Sunday but without the seats in Parliament to win outright, indicated he will seek a second election in a bid to consolidate victory without a coalition partner. Mitsotakis´ New Democracy party was a full 20 percentage points ahead of its main rival, the left-wing Syriza party, nearly complete results showed. But a new electoral system of proportional representation meant his 40% vote share still was not enough to secure a majority of the 300 seats in Parliament. To form a government, he would...
  • Turkey selection 2023 (Run-off becomes most likely result)

    05/14/2023 4:28:07 PM PDT · by jcon40 · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | May 14, 2023 | Ekes Gostedef
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan has addressed his supporters from the balcony of his AK Party headquarters in Ankara, and started off by singing a love song for his supporters waiting for him. He then started his speech by saying: "Someone is in the kitchen, we are in the balcony," as a reference to his opponent Kemal Kilicdaroglu who has published videos from his modest kitchen during the election campaign. He continued: "Even though the final results are not in, we are far ahead. We still don’t know the final official results, we are still waiting for the will of the nation...
  • Whistleblower Who Was Planning to Reveal ‘Explosive’ Information on Biden Family Corruption Has Disappeared

    04/27/2023 4:18:49 PM PDT · by rxsid · 34 replies
    beckernews.com ^ | 04.27.2023 | Kyle Becker
    Whistleblower Who Was Planning to Reveal ‘Explosive’ Information on Biden Family Corruption Has Disappeared Dr. Gal Luft, the co-director of the Washington-based Institute for the Analysis of Global Security, was preparing to reveal explosive information about a Biden family international corruption scandal. Now he has suddenly gone missing under mysterious circumstances after a Larnaca court had released him on bail, the Cyprus Mail reported. Luft was an adviser to CEFC China Energy, which paid Hunter Biden around $5 million in 2017 alone. Luft said that he was arrested on bogus weapon trafficking charges in January, claiming that it was attempt...
  • Citing Occupying Turkish Army, Cyprus Will Build Defense Arsenal

    03/19/2023 11:01:48 AM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 8 replies
    NICOSIA – Nearly a half-century after Turkish invasions seized the northern third of the island – where it keeps some 35,000 troops still – Cyprus’ new President Nicos Christoulides said more will be spent on defense. He said that 2 percent of the Gross Domestic Product of 26.42 billion euros ($28.41 billion) – about 52.8 million euros ($56.77 million) would be spent on the Armed Forces in different areas. That comes as the United States is lifting a decades-long arms embargo that held down Cypriot defense while Turkey was buying American arms without conditions and has a huge military advantage...
  • Russia Revives Influential Tsarist Society to Defend Christians in Palestine, Protect Holy Land, Wield Influence in Middle East

    12/24/2022 6:11:22 PM PST · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    Led by a respected former PM, and given a lot of resources by the Russian State, meet the Imperial Orthodox Palestine SocietyThe Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society, a humanitarian NGO founded in Russia 140 years ago, now plays a key role in expanding Russian influence in the Middle East and beyond. As relations between Russia and the Western world plunge, Middle East and African countries engage in developing ties with Moscow. It is also quite remarkable that this rapprochement is based not so much on political foundations as on the common values and moral foundations. The Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society (IOPS)...
  • Hamas' vision: "Planet Earth Will Come Under a System with No Zionism, No Treacherous Christianity"

    12/22/2022 7:02:04 PM PST · by Conservat1 · 38 replies
    Senior Hamas Official Mahmoud Al-Zahar: The “Army of Jerusalem” Will Not Liberate Palestinian Land Only; the 512 Million Square Kilometers of Planet Earth Will Come Under a System with No Zionism, No Treacherous Christianity #Hamas #Palestinians.
  • New Study Of Uluburun Shipwreck Reveals Ancient Trade Network

    12/02/2022 8:18:16 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    HeritageDaily ^ | December 2, 2022 | Markus Milligan
    New Study Of The 3,000-year-old Uluburun Shipwreck Has Revealed A Complex Ancient Trading Network During The Late Bronze Age.The Uluburun shipwreck was discovered by a local sponge diver in 1982, close to the east shore of Uluburun (Grand Cape), Turkey.The distribution of the wreckage and scattered cargo, indicates that the ship was between 15 and 16 metres in length. It was constructed by the shell-first method, with mortise-and-tenon joints similar to those of the Graeco-Roman ships of later centuries.The study by researchers from the Washington University in St. Louis have compared tin from the wreck site with samples of tin...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu clinches majority to win Israel elections, exit polls show

    11/01/2022 1:18:27 PM PDT · by Tipllub · 68 replies
    Former prime minister and Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu is set to become Israel's next prime minister, according to Tuesday night's exit polls. According to the polls, Netanyahu's bloc, which includes Likud, Religious Zionist Party (RZP), United Torah Judaism (UTJ) and Shas, crossed the 61-seat threshold and will be able to form the next coalition. In some of the polls his bloc reached 62 seats. What do the exit polls say? Netanyahu's Likud party is expected to receive 30 seats according to Channel 12 and 31 seats according to Channel 13, while Lapid's Yesh Atid party is expected to get 24...
  • Netanyahu Poised to Be Elected for Third Time as Prime Minister of Israel

    10/29/2022 5:19:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/29/2022 | Rick Moran
    Politics in the state of Israel has never been more complex. One coalition is held together by the slimmest of reeds: opposition to one man — Benjamin Netanyahu. It’s a collection of liberal, conservative, and Arab parties that was formed primarily to defeat Netanyahu last year with Yair Lapid as its leader. Some oppose the two-time former prime minister for his alleged corruption. Others blanch at his policies in the Palestinian territories. But because the only real unifying factor for the opposition is hatred of Netanyahu, the governing coalition lasted only a few months. Netanyahu’s Likud coalition is a mish-mash...