28-01-2017 The Vatican
A Vatican-Democratic Party Alliance? (Catholics Ask Trump Administration to Investigate) ... Excerpt An Open Letter to President Donald Trump 20 January, 2017) Dear President Trump: The campaign slogan “Make America Great Again,” resonated with millions of common Americans and your tenacity in pushing back against many of the most harmful recent trends has been most inspiring. We all look forward to seeing a continued reversal of the collectivist trends of...Read more
24-01-2017 America & Politics
(Trump Abandons Trans-Pacific Partnership, Obama’s Signature Trade Deal.) JAN. 23, 2017. WASHINGTON — President Trump upended America’s traditional, bipartisan trade policy on Monday as he formally abandoned the ambitious, 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership brokered by his predecessor and declared an end to the era of multinational trade agreements that defined global economics for decades. With the stroke of a pen on his first full weekday in office, Mr....Read more
24-01-2017 America & Politics
Congressman Introduces Bill To Withdraw The U.S. From The United Nations Jan 23, 2017 A new bill has been introduced which would allow the United States to withdraw from the United Nations, and is now beginning to turns heads. Representative Mike Rogers from Alabama introduced H.R. 193 American Sovereignty Act of 2017 in early January but is just now getting media exposure. The full bill can be seen...Read more
22-01-2017 The Vatican
Pope warns against populism and 'saviours' like Hitler Pope Francis warned against the idea of using walls and barbed wire to keep out foreigners in an interview conducted as Donald Trump was sworn in as US president (AFP Photo/Tiziana FABI) Madrid (AFP) - Pope Francis warned against populism, saying it could lead to the election of "saviours" like Hitler. In an hour-long interview with Spanish newspaper El...Read more
15-01-2017 Israel & The Middle East
World Warns Trump Not To Dump Two-State Solution at Paris Peace Conference Some 70 countries on Sunday reaffirmed that only a two-state solution could resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and warned they would not recognize any unilateral steps by either side that could prejudge negotiations. The final communique of a one-day international Middle East peace conference in Paris shied away from explicitly criticizing plans by U.S. president-elect...Read more
14-01-2017 The Vatican
In talks with Palestinians, Vatican cites sacred Jerusalem Saturday, January 14, 2017 Pope Francis shakes hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a private audience at the Vatican, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. (Giuseppe Lami/ANSA pool via AP) VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican stressed the sacred nature of Jerusalem on Saturday as the Palestinian leader warned that peace could suffer if the incoming Trump administration goes...Read more
13-01-2017 The Vatican
Palestinian Embassy to be opened in Vatican city for the first time Jan.12, 2017 BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- The inauguration of the first Palestinian Embassy in the Vatican city will take place on Saturday January 14, and will be attended by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Pope Francis, according to a statement from a spokesperson for the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). According to the statement, Abbas’ tour began...Read more
Vampire bats in Brazil have started feeding on HUMANS for the first time By Sandrine Ceurstemont Human blood is now on the menu. Wild vampire bats that were thought to exclusively feed on bird blood have been caught feeding on people for the first time, raising health concerns. Enrico Bernard from the Federal University of Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, and his team analysed 70 faeces samples from...Read more
US Sends 3,600 Tanks Against Russia – Massive NATO Deployment Underway January 05, 2017 Global Research Political Insanity: Outgoing President Obama’s “Operation Atlantic Resolve” against Russia: US Sends 3,600 Tanks Against Russia – Massive NATO Deployment Underway Dangerous crossroads: Is Obama intent upon waging a military operation on Russia’s border prior to the end of his presidential mandate? This military onslaught could potentially create a fait accompli. Are...Read more
08-01-2017 Immorality /Homosexuality
California just decriminalized child prostitutes ... Excerpt California just decriminalized child prostitutes beginning Jan 1… “legalization” stirs outrage Saturday, December 31, 2016 (NaturalNews) Our world is so twisted today that “fake news” is deliberately written by the Washington Post and New York Times to sound like it’s real, but real news is so bizarre that it seems fabricated at first glance. Such is the case with California’s new law...Read more
03-01-2017 Money & Economics
Brazil to Eliminate Thousands of Public Sector Jobs to Curb Spending Dec 30, 2016 The Brazilian government has declared massive job cuts in order to save millions of dollars. Dismissals involving 4,600 civil servants will reportedly be carried out during the first half of 2017. Some 2,962 jobs will reportedly be eliminated in January. In March, another 1,503 jobs will be gone, and then more in July. President Michel Temer announced the integration of some...Read more
France Pulls An All Out Ban on Pesticides in the Public By Heather Callaghan January 2, 2017 French Ban on Pesticides a Long Time Coming… At the very end of 2016, AP News reported that “children will soon be able to frolic in the grass without risk of intoxication.” “Pesticides will be banned in all public green spaces from Sunday while non-professional gardeners will no longer be able to buy...Read more
Putin says Russia will not expel anyone in response to US sanctions President Vladimir Putin ruled out on Friday expelling anyone in retaliation for Washington's decision to throw out 35 Russian diplomats and impose sanctions on two of the country's intelligence agencies. In a move that overturns an earlier plan by Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov to expel 35 U.S. diplomatic staff from Moscow and close...Read more
02-01-2017 Israel & The Middle East
Circle January 15th: 70 Nations Will Gather In Paris To Discuss The Creation Of A Palestinian State December 27th, 2016 On January 15th, representatives from 70 different countries will gather in Paris, France for an unprecedented global conference. The stated goal of this conference is to promote a “two-state solution” as the way that lasting peace will be brought to the Middle East. In Israel, there...Read more
31-12-2016 Latest World Events
Breaking News 30-31 December 2016 ... Excerpt Venezuela: President Maduro extends money swap deadlineVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has again extended the deadline to withdraw from circulation the country's most common currency note. The deadline had been set for 2 January but will now be on 20 January. Mr Maduro said he did not want Venezuelans to worry about exchanging the currency near the New Year festivities. ...Read more
Excerpt Facebook algorithms ‘will identify terrorists’ Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has outlined a plan to let artificial intelligence (AI) software review content posted on the social network. In a letter describing the plan, he said algorithms would eventually be able to spot terrorism, violence, bullying and even prevent suicide. He admitted Facebook had previously made mistakes in the content it had removed from the website. But he said it would take years for the necessary algorithms to...
Excerpt Russia violated a ‘key cornerstone’ of arms control — and it may cause a nuclear arms raceProminent US senators and defense analysts are calling for the US to respond to Russia's recent deployment of nuclear cruise missiles by deploying missiles of its own to Europe. Russia's cruise missile deployment violated a major US-Russia treaty, the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), because they have a range of 620 to 3,420 miles and fire from ground-based launchers,...
16-02-2017 Latest World Events
Excerpt New World Order Forming Under Pagan Temple of Ba’al Arch? The original Roman Victory Arch stood for 1,800 years in Palmyra, Syria, until it was destroyed by ISIS in October 2015. A full-size 28-meter tall replica of the arch was created last year by the Institute for Digital Archeology, a joint project of Oxford and Harvard universities, and has been displayed twice before. The replica was erected for the opening of the World Government Summit that...
16-02-2017 Israel & The Middle East
Excerpt Netanyahu to Trump: Recognize Golan Heights as part of Israel The United States and the international community have never recognized Israeli sovereignty in the Golan Heights. Israel has long argued that it must maintain that territory for security reasons. The United States should recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told US President Donald Trump when the two men met in Washington on Wednesday. “His reaction was not earth shattering,” Netanyahu...
16-02-2017 The Vatican
Excerpt Catholic Church paid A$276m to abuse victims in AustraliaThe Australian Catholic Church has paid A$276m (£171m; $213m) to victims of sexual abuse since 1980, an inquiry has heard. The money was divided between thousands of victims, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse was told. The data, released on Thursday, showed the average payment was A$91,000.The Catholic Church made the payments in response to 3,066 of 4,445 child sexual abuse claims between...
16-02-2017 Latest World Events
Excerpt Venezuela Takes CNN Off The Air Over “Fake News” Report Two days ago, we reported that Venezuela’s President Maduro threatened to take CNN off the air as a result of accusations it was spreading propaganda and “fake news.” Well, it is now official because as AP reports, Venezuela’s government has officially suspended CNN in Spanish, shutting off the news channel after a report on fraudulent passports that drew angry criticism from officials. The country's National...
15-02-2017 Money & Economics
Excerpt World’s 2nd Largest Stockpile Of Gold Leaves The United States About 20 years ago when I was still a cadet at West Point, my economics professor organized a class trip to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The part of the trip that I remember most was touring the Fed’s high security vault, 80 feet below street level beneath the bank’s main office building downtown. This vault houses the largest known depository of gold in...
15-02-2017 Israel & The Middle East
Excerpt Palestinians warn Trump against abandoning two-state solution On the eve of the meeting, a senior White House official said it was up to the Israelis and Palestinians themselves to decide on the shape of any future peace. "Whether that comes in the form of a two-state solution if that's what the parties want, or something else," the official said, adding that Trump, while giving peace "high priority" would not try to "dictate" an agreement. For Palestinians,...
15-02-2017 Israel & The Middle East
Excerpt Over 100 members of Indian ‘lost Jewish tribe’ to make aliya this weekThirty members of India’s Bnei Menashe Jewish community were set to land in Israel on Tuesday evening, the first in a group of 102 due to immigrate to Israel this week. The aliya is being facilitated by the Jerusalem-based non-profit organization Shavei Israel, which works to strengthen ties between the Jewish people and descendants of Jews around the world. The 102 new immigrants...
15-02-2017 Latest World Events
Excerpt Australians Fleeing Largely Muslin Areas “Self-segregation has become a reality” in Australia, says Senator Malcolm Roberts, with people “fleeing areas of heavy migrant settlement, especially Islamic settlement”. “This is not only white flight, it is every kind of flight. Every type of Australian is fleeing these new ghettos” claimed the One Nation populist, citing research on diversity and societal cohesion which suggests the country’s identity and social fabric are beginning to fray. “Culture and integration matter to...
15-02-2017 Global Warming / Heat Wave
Excerpt Many meteorologists question climate change science They observe changes in the atmosphere like astronomers study the stars, analyzing everything from air pressure to water vapor and poring over computer models to arrive at a forecast. But for all their scrutiny of weather data, many meteorologists part ways with their colleagues — climate scientists who study longer atmospheric trends — in one crucial respect: whether human activity is causing climate change. Meteorologists are more skeptical than climate...
Excerpt Radiation at Japan’s Fukushima Reactor Is Now at ‘Unimaginable’ Levels The radiation levels at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant are now at "unimaginable" levels. Adam Housley, who reported from the area in 2011 following the catastrophic triple-meltdown, said this morning that new fuel leaks have been discovered. He said the radiation levels - as high as 530 sieverts per hour - are now the highest they've been since 2011 when a tsunami hit the coastal...
14-02-2017 The Vatican
Excerpt Vatican Role in Venezuela’s Crisis Sparks Backlash, Columnist Asks Pope Francis to Back Out In a column published this February 8 in The Miami Herald, the noted Argentine journalist and columnist Andrés Oppenheimer suggested that Pope Francis “get out of Venezuela” and not continue to promote the process of dialogue between the dictatorship and the opposition. “Most of us have praised Pope Francisco for his humility and for his tolerance of the victims of discrimination, which...
14-02-2017 Israel & The Middle East
Excerpt Turkey’s Erdogan: Israeli settlement push an ‘absolute provocation’ ANKARA - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday condemned Israel's decision to ramp up settlements in the West Bank as an "absolute provocation". Israel announced plans last month for 3,000 more settlement homes in the West Bank. It has also retroactively legalized about 4,000 settlement homes built on privately owned Palestinian land, a move that brought condemnation from the United Nations and the European Union. Turkey and Israel normalized...
11-02-2017 Money & Economics
Excerpt Germany completes return of 300 tons of reserve gold from US BERLIN — Germany has completed an effort to bring home 300 metric tons (330.7 tons) of gold stashed in the United States, part of a plan to repatriate gold bars kept abroad during the Cold War. The German central bank said it brought 111 tons of gold back from the Federal Reserve in New York last year, concluding in September — the last of 300...
11-02-2017 The Vatican
Excerpt Wait and see? Pontiff to meet President in MayNot long ago, Pope Francis said he would “wait and see” before coming to any conclusions on Donald Trump. He won’t have to wait too long, according to Christopher Lamb in the Catholic journal The Tablet. The pontiff and the president will first confer on the sidelines of the G-7 summit in Sicily, scheduled for May. Assuming the meeting comes off as planned, it will follow a pattern...
09-02-2017 Diseases / Pestilence / Plagues
Excerpt Bolivia declares emergency over locust plague The Bolivian government has declared a state of emergency in a vast agricultural area affected by a plague of locusts.President Evo Morales has announced a contingency plan, which includes $700,000 in extra funds for fumigation. The swarm first appeared over a week ago near the low-lying eastern city of Santa Cruz, where most of Bolivia's food and meat is produced.It has spread quickly, destroying pasture and fields of corn and...
09-02-2017 The Environment
Excerpt Thousands of Dead Bees Wash Ashore on Naples Beach Thousands of dead and dying bees are washing up on a popular beach in Southern Florida. Naples beach goers had to watch where they stepped Tuesday after some people say they have been stung just along the shoreline, according to NBC affiliate WBBH-TV. Naples residents say the problem started only a few days ago. They are both concerned and confused. "Why are there bees? Where are they...
09-02-2017 Latest World Events
Excerpt China may be preparing for a crippling preemptive missile strike on US military bases A new report by Thomas Shugart on War On The Rocks details the disturbing level to which China appears to have planned out a crippling missile attack on US military bases in the Pacific should its interests in the region be threatened. For some time analysts have noted that China seems to be tailoring its military to counter the US's. For example, Beijing tested its "carrier...
Excerpt Russia Mobilizes S-400 Missiles Systems Near Moscow To “Test Readiness Against A Possible Attack” One month ago we reported that Russia had deployed S-400 air defense missile systems in proximity to Moscow, which were then put on combat duty. “The SAM combat squads of the Moscow Region aerospace forces have put the new S-400 Triumph air defense missile system into service, and have gone on combat duty for the air defense of Moscow and the central...