7 July 2017

Mennonite Church USA Adopts BDS with 98% Vote
The resolution calls on members to “avoid purchase of products associated with the occupation or produced in settlements in occupied territories.” It also establishes a process for the church to review its investments “for the purpose of withdrawing investments from companies that are profiting from the occupation.”

CERN scientists one step closer to unlocking key to Universe after LHC breakthrough
Boffins from CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research) which runs the bizarre complex in Geneva have discovered a brand new heavy particle. The new particle, named Xi-cc++ (pronounced Ks?-CC plus-plus), is part of a family of “doubly-charmed baryons” that are predicted to exist by the Standard Model theory of particle physics. It is the first time scientists have been able to confirm their existence.

Untreatable gonorrhoea ‘superbug’ is spreading worldwide, WHO experts warn
At least three people worldwide are infected with totally untreatable “superbug” strains of gonorrhoea which they are likely to be spreading to others through sex, the World Health Organisation has warned.

Illinois approves first budget in 2yrs as ‘junk’ credit status looms
The measure is largely funded by a permanent personal income tax increase of 32 percent, which is expected to generate an estimated $5 billion in revenue.

Construction Under Temple Mount Preparing for Third Temple
“I was sure that what I was seeing was the beginning of construction on the Third Temple,” Gilchrist told Breaking Israel News. “As an architect, I know that if I was charged with the project, that is precisely the way I would have set about doing it. You don’t start at the top; you begin with making the foundations strong.”

‘It is the end of CNN!’ Did Trump just terminate cable news giant?
‘How can you not laugh at them? They’ve become a national joke’ Perhaps most Americans never thought they’d see the day when cable news giant CNN became completely irrelevant, obsolete and even extinct. But President Trump is waging a full-blown war with CNN, and – when it’s all said and done – CNN will be wiped off the news map, according to talk-radio king Rush Limbaugh. It was never gonna be pretty. It was never going to appear rational or normal. I mean, this is a huge battle taking place that Donald Trump is waging single-handedly.

UNESCO rules ancient Hebron sites to be inscribed as Palestinian
UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee voted in favor of registering the Old City of Hebron and Cave of Patriarchs to the State of Palestine on Friday. In a secret ballot, 12 countries voted in favor, three voted against and six abstained. An angry exchange between the Israeli ambassador to UNESCO Carmel Shama Cohen and other member states followed the vote.

Linda Sarsour calls for ‘jihad’ against American government
In a largely self-congratulatory speech to the Annual Islamic Society of North American (ISNA) this past weekend, Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour called for the “best form” of jihad against the current American administration. “A word of truth in front of a tyrant ruler or leader, that is the best form of jihad,” Sarsour declared. “And I hope that we, when we stand up to those who oppress our communities, that Allah accepts from us that as a form of jihad.

G20: Trump and Putin meet face to face for first time
US President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin have met for the first time, shaking hands at the start of a G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. They will hold a longer meeting later, and say they want to repair ties damaged by a crises including Russia’s alleged meddling in the US election. Climate change and trade are set to dominate as the two-day summit opens, with mass protests in the streets.

China’s first operational aircraft carrier Liaoning arrives in Hong Kong
China’s first operational aircraft carrier Liaoning has arrived in Hong Kong. Its first trip outside mainland China is part of the events marking the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from Britain to China. Its follows Xi Jinping’s visit last week, his first as Chinese president.

China hits back on Trump N Korea trade claim
China has issued data suggesting trade with North Korea was not as strong as implied by the United States. It follows a tweet from Donald Trump that highlighted an “almost 40%” rise in bilateral trade between the two nations in the first quarter of 2017. China didn’t dispute that number, but state media suggested the president’s comment was unfair and selective.

US bomber planes fly over East and South China Seas
The US has flown two bombers over East Asian waters, as tensions continue to run high in the region. The B-1B Lancers took part in joint military drills with Japan in the East China Sea, the US Air Force said in a statement. They then flew over the highly contentious South China Sea.

France set to ban sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040
France is set to ban the sale of any car that uses petrol or diesel fuel by 2040, in what the ecology minister called a “revolution”. Nicolas Hulot announced the planned ban on fossil fuel vehicles as part of a renewed commitment to the Paris climate deal. He said France planned to become carbon neutral by 2050.

Qatar crisis: Saudi-led bloc vows new measures
The four Arab states leading a boycott against Qatar have described Doha’s rejection of their demands as a threat to regional security. In a statement, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates also warned of unspecified new measures. Last month the four cut all ties with Qatar, in effect imposing a land blockade on the tiny emirate.

LHC double heavy particle to shine light on strong force
Scientists have detected a new particle at the Large Hadron Collider at Cern. The discovery will help researchers learn more about the so-called “strong force” which holds the centres of atoms together. The existence of the new particle was theoretically predicted but this is the first time it has been identified.

Oral sex spreading unstoppable bacteria
Oral sex is producing dangerous gonorrhoea and a decline in condom use is helping it to spread, the World Health Organization has said. It warns that if someone contracts gonorrhoea, it is now much harder to treat, and in some cases impossible. The sexually transmitted infection is rapidly developing resistance to antibiotics.

Study Finds Temperature Adjustments Account For ‘Nearly All Of The Warming’ In Climate Data
A new study found adjustments made to global surface temperature readings by scientists in recent years “are totally inconsistent with published and credible U.S. and other temperature data.” “Thus, it is impossible to conclude from the three published [global average surface temperature (GAST)] data sets that recent years have been the warmest ever – despite current claims of record setting warming,” according to…two scientists and a veteran statistician.

Hackers Are Targeting Nuclear Facilities, Homeland Security Dept. and F.B.I. Say
Since May, hackers have been penetrating the computer networks of companies that operate nuclear power stations and other energy facilities…in the United States and other countries. Among the companies targeted was the Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation, which runs a nuclear power plant near Burlington, Kan., according to security consultants and…the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation last week.

Ratings Collapse: CNN Now Losing To Nick-At-Nite In Prime Time Ratings War
Last week, more Americans tuned in to watch re-runs of “Yogi Bear,” “Full House,” and “Friends” on Nick At Nite than to watch Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon’s shows on CNN.

Alaska & Hawaii preparing for ‘NUCLEAR WAR’ after North Korean missile shocks officials
ALASKA and Hawaii are scrambling to produce a nuclear defense plan that ensures the survival of US citizens.

CNN Jumps Into Bed With Al Jazeera
So the real story is that CNN, which has thrown in with Al Jazeera, is the new tag team that will be going after the POTUS full force.

Liberating Forces Find Tons of ISIS’ Chemical Weapons
Tons of chemical weapons belonging to Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) were discovered by Iraqi security forces which are in the final stages of liberating Mosul.

Florida school dumps common core then skyrockets to number one in English Language Arts, with 90 percent scoring proficient
There is a reason that people have learned reading, writing and arithmetic in generally the same way over the years, and that’s because the tried-and-true traditional methods work. That’s why many people wondered what the real agenda of the Common Core national standards were when the Obama administration started pushing for it so relentlessly.

Military blinks in campaign that would allow ‘male pregnancies’
Service chiefs ‘can finally exhale about an Obama-era policy they worried would crumble morale’.

France to Mandate Parents Vaccinating Children in ’18
The move follows Italy’s policy where children cannot attend state schools unless they have been vaccinated. In Italy, 12 vaccines are mandatory for school children while France will require 11 for school children through the age of 16. Diptheria, tetanus, and polio are already mandatory, but whooping cough, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitus B, influenza, pneumonia, and meningitis C will be added to the list