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  • Biden Gets an Infrastructure Truce With Dems - Just Not a Deal

    10/01/2021 3:57:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 10/01/21 | Sam Brodey, Scott Bixby
    After a multi-day standoff filled with plenty of Democrat-on-Democrat combat, President Joe Biden came to Capitol Hill on Friday with his agenda in doubt and delivered a clear message to a fractious party: Come on, man. A simple half-hour kumbaya session between Biden and House Democrats on Friday afternoon seemed to forestall an imminent collapse of the party’s marquee policy package: a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal, as well as a separate, still-undefined, multi-trillion dollar economic and social policy plan. But it also meant that Democrats were set to leave Washington this week without any agreement on the bills and...
  • As Israel warns Hamas, Palestinians see triumph in Gaza truce

    05/22/2021 5:54:51 AM PDT · by rajesh0540 · 3 replies
    RecentlyHeard ^ | 22/5/2021 | Rajesh
    Palestinians rallies in the last Gaza War, which they consider to be an expensive, but straightforward victory for the Hamas Islamic militant group, were rallying thousands Fridays after a cease-fire. Israel has vowed to respond to further hostilities with a "new degree of power." More than 250 people died in the 11-day war—most of them Palestinians—and caused extensive destruction in Gaza, which has already been controlled by Hamas. However, many Palestinians see the missile dams in much Israel as a daring reaction to alleged Israeli abusses in the emotional centre of the war, Jerusalem. The last round of combat was...
  • Armenia, Azerbaijan say Nagorno-Karabakh truce fails to hold

    10/10/2020 6:55:40 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    SF GATE ^ | 10/10/2020
    Minutes after the truce took force, the Armenian military accused Azerbaijan of shelling the area near the town of Kapan in southeastern Armenia, killing one civilian. The Azerbaijani military, in turn, accused Armenia of striking the Terter and Agdam regions of Azerbaijan with missiles and then attempting to launch offensives in the Agdere-Terter and the Fizuli-Jabrail areas. Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov charged that “conditions for implementing the humanitarian cease-fire are currently missing” amid the continuing Armenian shelling. The latest outburst of fighting between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces began Sept. 27 and left hundreds of people dead in the biggest...
  • Hamas furious at Israel's response to balloon terror

    06/26/2019 1:12:01 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/6/19 | Dalit Halevy
    Khalil al-Hayya, a senior member of the Hamas terrorist organization in Gaza, on Tuesday said Israel bore full responsibility for the deterioration of the situation due to what he called “Israeli procrastination in the implementation of the understandings regarding the lull.” "The game of the occupation regarding the fishing area and the cessation of fuel supply to the power plant bring the understandings to a very dangerous situation with grave consequences," al-Hayya warned. Israel restricted the permitted fishing area in the Gaza Strip and, on Tuesday, stopped fuel deliveries to the power station in Gaza. The moves are in response...
  • Best Christmas Commercial Ever

    12/24/2018 4:19:11 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 23 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 2014
    2014 Christmas ad from Sainsbury’s – Christmas is for sharing. Made in partnership with The Royal British Legion, it commemorates the extraordinary events of Christmas Day, 1914, when the guns fell silent and two armies met in no-man’s land, sharing gifts – and even playing football together. The chocolate bar featured in the ad is on sale now at Sainsbury’s. All profits will go to The Royal British Legion and will benefit the armed forces and their families, past and present. Click for beautiful video.
  • US: Sinking of SKorean warship not terrorism

    06/28/2010 11:12:23 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 95 replies · 3+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/28/10 | Matthew Lee - ap
    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is saying that the sinking of a South Korean warship blamed on North Korea was not terrorism, and not enough by itself to put the Pyongyang back on a U.S. terror blacklist. The State Department said Monday that the March sinking of the frigate Cheonan was a "provocative action" and a violation of the truce that ended the Korean war. But it added that the sinking by a reported North Korean torpedo strike was the act of one state's military against another.
  • Calm prevails in southern Syria ahead of truce

    07/08/2017 9:40:49 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    ARA News (Syria) ^ | July 9, 2017 | Agencies
    A day before a new ceasefire deal takes effect in southwestern Syria, the concerned areas are relatively calm with the exception of sporadic strikes by the Syrian regime, a monitoring group have said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday, the Syrian regime shelled two villages in the northern countryside of Daraa, one of three provinces affected by the ceasefire. The Observatory said at least one person was killed and a total of 16 such bombs were dropped in the area, wounding several. The US-Russian-Jordanian brokered deal is to be enforced by midday on Sunday, in the provinces...
  • Vice President Pence Apologizes to Freedom Caucus, Pushes Truce

    04/04/2017 1:58:51 PM PDT · by drewh · 75 replies
    Fox Business ^ | Published April 04, 2017 | Charlie Gasparino , Brian Schwartz
    Vice President Mike Pence has offered to broker a peace accord with the White House and the House Freedom Caucus, a move that could lead the small but powerful faction of Congress to eventually support President Trump’s health-care overhaul, the FOX Business Network has learned. The president’s health care initiative failed two weeks ago amid criticism from the Freedom Caucus—a fiscally conservative faction inside the House GOP – that it didn’t include enough free-market initiatives to effectively reverse ObamaCare’s vast array of insurance mandates that form the current health care system. Without the support of the 36-member Freedom Caucus, Speaker...
  • Philippines scraps communist truce, Duterte tells troops 'be ready to fight'

    02/04/2017 12:18:09 AM PST · by Paul R. · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/3/2017 | Martin Petty and Manuel Mogato
    MANILA, Feb 3 (Reuters) - The Philippine government will withdraw from a ceasefire with communist rebels on Friday, President Rodrigo Duterte said, as he ordered soldiers to prepare to fight and declared there would be no peace with the insurgents for a generation.
  • US 'appalled' by Syrian regime's breach of truce

    03/31/2016 10:25:55 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/4/16
    The United States said Thursday it was "appalled" by Syrian government air strikes Thursday that killed more than 30 people - including children - in a key rebel bastion east of the capital of Damascus. The raids took place in Deir Al-Assafir, a town in the opposition stronghold of Eastern Ghouta, one of the areas in Syria where a fragile ceasefire brokered by the US and Russia has been in place since February 27. "The United States is appalled by aerial strikes March 31, reportedly by the Assad regime, on a school and hospital in the Damascus suburb of Deir...
  • US Rejected Offers by Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya & Syria to Surrender...and Proceeded to Wage War.

    09/16/2015 3:13:18 PM PDT · by Shery · 5 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 16 September, 2015 | George Washington
    The Daily Mail reported last year: A self-selected group of former top military officers, CIA insiders and think-tankers, declared Tuesday in Washington that a seven-month review of the deadly 2012 terrorist attack has determined that [Gaddafi offered to abdicate as leader of Libya.] ‘Gaddafi wasn’t a good guy, but he was being marginalized,’ [Retired Rear Admiral Chuck ] Kubic recalled. ‘Gaddafi actually offered to abdicate’ shortly after the beginning of a 2011 rebellion. ‘But the U.S. ignored his calls for a truce,’ the commission wrote, ultimately backing the horse that would later help kill a U.S. ambassador. Kubic said that...
  • Stop The "Bloodshed": Trump Calls Truce With Fox News

    08/12/2015 1:47:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/12/2015 | Tyler Durden
    As Hillary Clinton attempts to fend of a surging Bernie Sanders while addressing serious questions about her handling of sensitive government information during her tenure as the nation’s top diplomat, Donald Trump is busy trying to determine how best to handle a string of bad publicity which paradoxically has him well ahead of GOP rivals in the polls. Trump, whose reputation for being "teflon" and "gaffe proof" has held up nicely since last Thursday’s first Republican primary debate, found himself out of favor with Fox News (an ardently GOP-friendly network) after suggesting that Megyn Kelly was menstruating when she asked...
  • ‘I shall never forget it’: 100 years since WWI Christmas truce

    12/24/2014 4:34:35 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec 24, 2014 | Unknown
    With British and German forces separated only by a no-man's land littered with fallen comrades, sounds of a German Christmas carol suddenly drifted across the frigid air. "It was a beautiful moonlit night, frost on the ground, white almost everywhere: and at about 7 or 8 in the evening there was a lot of commotion in the German trenches and there were these lights -- I don't know what they were. And then they sang, "Silent Night" – "Stille Nacht." I shall never forget it, it was one of the highlights of my life. I thought, what a beautiful tune,"...
  • Report: US Assigned to Pressure Israel in Truce Agreements

    08/17/2014 2:13:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    inn ^ | 8/17/14 | Tova Dvorin
    The American government has been asked by the international community to directly intervene in any truce agreement between Israel and Hamas, according to a report in Arabic daily Al-Hayat, and force Israel to agree to Hamas's demands in future ceasefire agreements. Egypt was reportedly behind the guarantee, as rumors swirl that the current conditions being discussed have found support both from the international community at large and from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. Israel has denied agreeing to any truce deal proposed so far, however, and diplomatic sources in Jerusalem have emphasized repeatedly that Israel will not agree to any...
  • Hamas Clarifies Truce Would Only Be to Plan Next War

    08/12/2014 6:57:23 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/8/14 | Ari Yashar
    Even as Israeli representatives are in Cairo to discuss a truce with Hamas on Tuesday, the terrorist group is taking pains to clarify it has no intentions of desisting from trying to wipe Israel off the map. Hamas's "military wing," the Al-Qassam Brigades, released a statement presenting its position on the ongoing talks in Egypt. "The warriors in Gaza are waiting with Allah's help to renew the fighting, or to return to planning the next campaign. There's no escape. Either jihad or planning (for the next jihad)," declared the statement. The remarks leave no doubts that even in the case...
  • Israel, Palestinians agree new Gaza truce

    08/10/2014 11:18:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 08/14/2014 | BY NIDAL AL-MUGHRABI AND LIN NOUEIHED
    Israel and the Palestinians agreed on Sunday to an Egyptian proposal for a new 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza starting at 1700 ET, officials from the warring sides said. "Israel has accepted Egypt's proposal," a senior Israeli government official said, adding Israeli negotiators would return to Cairo on Monday to resume indirect talks with the Palestinians if the truce held. The Israeli team had flown home on Friday before a previous three-day truce expired and hostilities in the month-old conflict broke out again. A Hamas official said Palestinian factions had accepted Egypt's call and that the Cairo talks would continue. In...
  • Rockets Fired as Truce Breaks; Negotiations Continue (Hamas again)

    08/07/2014 11:19:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 8/8/2014, 9:06 AM | Tova Dvorin
    Sirens have sounded in Ashkelon, Hof Ashkelon, the Eshkol region, and the Gaza Belt area as of 8:00 am Friday, as a 72-hour ceasefire ended between Israel and terrorist organizations in Gaza. Residents of Ashkelon, Ohad, Sohar, Barhiya, Hodaya, Rei’im, Kfar Silver, Mishan, Nir Yisrael, Sde Nitzan, Telmei Eliyahu, Yesha, Mivtahim, Amioz, Hof Ashkelon, Be’er Ganim, Zikim, Holit, Nir Yitzhak, Sufa, Netiv Ha’esreh, Yad Mordehai, and Carmia, have rushed to shelters. “Since 8:00 AM, Gaza terrorists fired a barrage of 5 rockets at Israel,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Office announced at 8:30 am Friday. “Iron Dome intercepted 1 above Ashkelon; more...
  • Breaking: Hamas Fires Rockets on Israel After Egyptian ‘Truce’

    07/15/2014 12:56:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    INN ^ | 7/15/2014, 10:54 AM | Tova Dvorin
    Sirens are sounding again at 10:36 am throughout the Eshkol region, after a volley of rockets fired less than one hour after Israel’s Security Cabinet agreed to a cease-fire mediated by Egypt landed in open areas. Two rockets have hit in open areas. No injuries or damage were reported. Sirens sounded at roughly 10:00 am in Ashkelon, throughout the Eshkol region, and in communities near Gaza. Two rockets fell in open areas in the Eshkol region; no injuries or damage have been reported. Israel accepted the truce in a surprise move Tuesday morning, after Hamas categorically rejected the notion of...
  • Truce crumbles amid gunfire in Ukraine, at least 20 dead

    02/20/2014 6:01:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/20/2014 | By Phil Black, Nick Paton Walsh and Ben Brumfield
    Kiev, Ukraine (CNN) -- A shaky truce crumbled Thursday as gunfire erupted at Independence Square, the center of anti-government protests and an increasingly violent crisis that has left at least 48 people dead and hundreds injured in recent days. At least 20 protesters died Thursday, said Oleg Musiy, head of the protesters' medical service. A police officer also was killed, the interior ministry said. It's unclear what prompted the gunfire just hours after the government declared a truce. But CNN crews at the scene reported that as security forces were moving away from the area, a group of protesters pursued...
  • Truce declared in bloodied Ukraine, but will it last through talks?

    02/19/2014 4:39:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/19/2014 | Nick Paton Walsh. Greg Botelho and Victoria Butenko
    <p>Kiev, Ukraine (CNN) -- Just before midnight Wednesday, Ukraine's president declared a truce in his nation, as well as the start of negotiations aimed at not only preventing further bloodshed but forging a lasting peace.</p> <p>The statement -- agreed upon with leaders of Ukraine's three top opposition parties -- seemingly offered a welcome respite from the violence and acrimony that's been emanating from the tumultuous Eastern European nation.</p>