30 May 2017

Today, May 30th, a long dark filament of magnetism is lifting off the surface of the sun.
As the filament lashes through the sun’s atmosphere, it could propel a coronal mass ejection (CME) into space–much like the one that sparked a strong geomagnetic storm on May 28th.

Magnitude 6.6 quake hits Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, causing panic
Sutopo Nugroho, a spokesman for Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency said in a statement the quake lasted around 20 seconds and caused panic and people to rushed out of their houses. Many have stayed outside because of an aftershock.

Severe thunderstorm rattles Moscow, kills at least 16 people
Severe weather sweeping through Moscow, Russia, on Monday resulted in the death of at least 16 people, according to Russian officials. More than 200 other people reported injuries related to the storm, which arrived during the middle of the afternoon when many people were outdoors. The storm is the deadliest to hit the Russian capital since 1998.

CRISPR gene-editing tool causes unintended genetic mutations
It’s not hyperbolic to say that the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technique has been a revolutionary breakthrough, allowing scientists the ability to quickly, easily and precisely edit sections of DNA. But questions over how precise the CRISPR tool is have been raised in a new study from Columbia University Medical Center, which shows this gene-editing technology can introduce hundreds of unintended mutations into the genome.

Trump Completely Un-enamored With Abbas
Reports have emerged that the closed door meeting between Trump and Abbas was definitely not friendly when Abbas reiterated that his Fatah faction was not involved in anti-Israel and anti-Semitic incitement.

Japan urges China to do more to pressure North Korea
Japan has urged China to do more to influence North Korea to help pressure the country to stop its nuclear and missile development. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida says that during talks in Tokyo on Tuesday, he urged Chinese foreign policy adviser Yang Jiechi to have China play a greater role in dealing with Pyongyang.

Turkey Attempting to Take Over Jordanian Control of Temple Mount
The Jerusalem municipality’s eastern Jerusalem experts have revealed in recent days that Turkey has been competing with Jordan over influence among Arab residents as well as over control of the Temple Mount, Hashiloach—an Israeli journal for thought and policy, created by the Tikvah Fund—reported last week. The city’s experts, David Koren and Ben Avrahami, also revealed that Turkey has begun pouring millions of dollars into non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in eastern Jerusalem, in order to strengthen Ankara’s status among the Arab residents, at the expense of Jordan and Israel.

US May Tacitly Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital, Report Says
The Jerusalem Post reported Sunday that President Donald Trump or Vice President Mike Pence may participate in the event, hosted by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, and that the broadcast could be perceived as the White House’s tacit recognition of Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem.

North Korea promises ‘gifts’ to the Americans
Kim Jong-Un says latest ballistic missile test is a step towards sending bigger “gift package” to the U.S.

Philippines urges Islamist rebels to surrender as battle enters 8th day
The Philippine military urged Islamist militants occupying a southern city to turn themselves in on Tuesday, the eighth day of a push by security forces using armored vehicles and firing rockets from helicopters to eliminate the gunmen. The government says it is close to retaking Marawi from the Islamic State-linked Maute group, which seized parts of the city after a failed attempt by security forces to capture Isnilon Hapilon, the militants’ so-called emir of Southeast Asia.

Netanyahu: Israeli land swaps with Palestinians won’t bring peace
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisted on Tuesday that any future peace agreement…must include an Israeli military presence in the West Bank and offered insight on security concerns the government may have following a prospective deal…Netanyahu said that “In any peace agreement we [Israel] will have to maintain military control of all the territory west of the Jordan River. This is the truth and I will continue saying this truth.”

Report: After Iranian elections, Tehran-Hamas ties warming up
Iran has allegedly decided to resume financial backing for Hamas, Palestinian sources said on Tuesday. The move came after representatives from the Islamic Republic and the Palestinian terror group conducted intensive discussions in Lebanon over the last two weeks, according to London-based Arab language newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat.

Report: China open to ‘active role’ in advancing Mideast peace process
China is willing to play an active role in pushing forward the frozen peace process between Israel and the Palestinians, official Palestinian news agency Wafa reported Tuesday. The report cited remarks made by Chinese special envoy to the Middle East, Gong Xiaosheng, during a meeting on Monday night with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah.

White House faces deadline for clarity on Israel embassy move
Twice a year…presidents have issued a “suspension of limitations”…provisions of the Jerusalem Embassy Act– a waiver that allows them to delay moving the US Embassy…from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem “…to protect the national security interests of the United States.”…every December and June since 1998, the White House…waive[d] an appropriations requirement that would suspend 50% of the State Department’s buildings maintenance budget until the secretary of state verifies he has opened a Jerusalem embassy.

Deadly Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh with high winds and rain
At least five people have been killed in Bangladesh after Cyclone Mora hit the country’s south-eastern coast. Most of them were killed by falling trees in the districts of Cox’s Bazar and Rangamati, officials told the BBC. Hundreds of houses were fully or partly damaged, the officials said. Significant damage is reported in refugee camps housing Rohingya Muslims from neighbouring Myanmar.

Moscow threat as Moldova expels five Russian diplomats
Russia has condemned Moldova’s decision to expel five of its diplomats, calling it a move against the country’s pro-Russian president. Russia’s response will be “quite harsh”, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin said. Moldova’s pro-EU government announced the expulsions on Monday, without giving a reason. It is one of Europe’s poorest countries and gets EU funding.

Moscow storm: 16 killed in Russian capital and region
Sixteen people were killed when a severe thunderstorm hit Moscow and the region around the Russian capital on Monday, officials say. Hundreds of trees were toppled, and about 150 people needed medical help. It was the deadliest storm in the city for more than 100 years, Russia’s Interfax news agency reported.

Ultra-tough antibiotic to fight superbugs
US scientists have re-engineered a vital antibiotic in a bid to wipe out one of the world’s most threatening superbugs. Their new version of vancomycin is designed to be ultra-tough and appears to be a thousand times more potent than the old drug, PNAS journal reports. It fights bacteria in three different ways, making it much less likely that the bugs can dodge the attack.

Islam on Track to Overtake Christianity as World’s No. 1 Religion
Muslims will double their share of the population in the United States by 2050 and surpass Christianity as the world’s dominant religion by the end of the century, according to a Pew Research Center report released last week. The Pew study comes the same week that saw two acts of mass murder perpetrated by Muslim extremists — a suicide bombing outside a concert in Manchester, England, and a gun attack on a bus filled with Coptic Christians in Egypt.

‘Shocked’ South Korea leader Moon orders probe into U.S. THAAD additions
South Korean President Moon Jae-in has ordered a probe after the Defence Ministry failed to inform him that four more launchers for the controversial U.S. THAAD anti-missile system had been brought into the country…The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system battery was initially deployed in March in the southeastern region of Seongju with just two of its maximum load of six launchers to counter a growing North Korean missile threat.

Documents reportedly obtained by Amnesty International reveal that under Obama, the Pentagon lost track of nearly $1 billion worth of weapons sent to the Iraqi Security Forces.

Hillary Aide Charged with Violations of Espionage Act and Conspiracy with Hostile Foreign Agents
Buried in the news of everything important by the Mainstream Media that is still protecting Hillary and Obama even after Donald Trump became president: Report what we need to report and cover up what we need to cover up.

“The Technology Is Getting Real” – Laser Weapons Edge Closer To Battlefield Use
“The technology is getting real. It’s the dawn of a new era where the tech can be made

Trump SMASHES another Obama legacy; liberals WEEP
…Barack Obama deserved plenty of credit for gutting welfare reform during his administration, granting the states the option to waive their work for welfare requirements, which led to skyrocketing usage. States that have re-implemented their work requirements have seen precipitous drop-offs in welfare use among their able bodied residents. President Donald Trump is going to make sure it’s all states that end up re-implementing those work requirements.

Three Leakers Of Classified White House Information Said To Be Identified, Expected To Be Fired
Three leakers of classified information at the White House have been identified and are expected to be fired, according to CBS which adds that leaks of Trump’s conversation with Lavrov are by officials who are holdovers from President Obama’s administration.

Heineken Campaign Calls For “World Without Borders”
A new ad campaign for Heineken beer promotes “a world without borders or barriers,” in another nod to the vacuous virtue-signaling that is being embraced by many top companies.