Gag order lifted: DOJ says informant can speak to Congress on Uranium One, Russia bribery case with Clinton links
The Justice Department said Wednesday night that it had lifted a gag order on a former FBI informant involved in a high-profile Russia bribery case, clearing the individual to speak to Congress about Moscow’s Obama-era uranium deals in the U.S. market and other schemes. The department said the informant could provide “any information or documents he has concerning alleged corruption or bribery involving transactions in the uranium market,” including Russian company Rosatom, subsidiary Tenex, Uranium One and the Clinton Foundation.
DEATH IS COMING Black Death warning in NINE countries – including Brit holiday hotspots – amid fears PLAGUE could spread on flights from Madagascar
PLAGUE warnings have been issued for NINE countries surrounding Madagascar amid fears the disease could spread via sea trade and flight routes. The outbreak is considered a much bigger threat to the region than in previous years because it has taken on its pneumonic form – meaning it is airborne and spread by sneezing and coughing. And experts say the epidemic could still worsen as the death tolls hits 124 and more than 1,300 are left infected. The medieval disease famously wiped out ONE THIRD of Europe’s population in the 13th and 14th centuries in one of the most devastating pandemics in human history known as the Black Death.
Iraq launches new offensives against Kurds
At six in the morning on Thursday Iraqi armored vehicles and artillery, backed by infantry and Iranian-backed Shia militias, launched an attack on Kurdish Peshmerga in northern Iraq near the border with Syria and Turkey. The attack is aimed at capturing this strategic area from the Kurdistan Regional Government. As the battle progressed, there were reports of clashes and shelling on the road from Erbil to Kirkuk where Iraqi forces faced off against Kurdish Peshmerga…
Israel willing to resort to military action to stop Iran acquiring nukes
Israel is willing to resort to military action to ensure Iran never acquires nuclear weapons, the intelligence minister said on Thursday in Japan where he is seeking backing for US President Donald Trump’s tougher line on Tehran. Trump said on Oct. 13 he would not certify Iran is complying with an agreement on curtailing its nuclear program, signed by his predecessor, Barack Obama, opening a 60-day window for Congress to act to reimpose sanctions.
Iraq launches final offensive on Islamic State, near Syrian border
Iraqi forces launched on Thursday an offensive to recapture the last patch of Iraqi territory still in the hands of Islamic State, on the border area with Syria, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said. “Daesh members have to choose between death and surrender,” he said in a statement announcing the offensive on region of al-Qaim and Rawa. The Iraqi air force dropped thousands of leaflets on the border area calling on the militants to surrender…
New US flight security measures take effect
New security measures affecting flights into the US are coming into effect, which US authorities say are aimed at reducing the threat of hidden explosives. They include enhanced screening of passengers and electronic devices. About 2,000 commercial flights a day from more than 100 countries will be affected.
‘Incredible’ editing of life’s building blocks
Scientists have demonstrated an “incredibly powerful” ability to manipulate the building blocks of life in two separate studies. One altered the order of atoms in DNA to rewrite the human genetic code and the instructions for life. The other edited RNA, which is a chemical cousin of DNA and unlocks the information in the genetic code.
Black Death warning in NINE countries – including Brit holiday hotspots – amid fears PLAGUE could spread on flights from Madagascar
PLAGUE warnings have been issued for NINE countries surrounding Madagascar amid fears the disease could spread via sea trade and flight routes. The outbreak is considered a much bigger threat to the region than in previous years because it has taken on its pneumonic form – meaning it is airborne and spread by sneezing and coughing. And experts say the epidemic could still worsen as the death tolls hits 124 and more than 1,300 are left infected.
Rising Rents Are Pushing More Tenants Past the Breaking Point
Rents have increased rapidly across U.S. housing markets as the share of renting households has risen faster than the number of new units. Now, in a survey published Thursday by an apartment-listing service, nearly one in five respondents reports struggling to make the monthly payments…Eighteen percent of respondents couldn’t pay the full rent due in at least one of the past three months, according to the poll of 40,000 renters.
Crown Prince announces Saudi mega-city listing, discusses Qatar rift, Yemen war
Q: Would you IPO NEOM? “Without a doubt. At the end of the day NEOM will be floated in the markets. The first zone floated in the public markets. It’s as if you float the city of New York.” Q: I don’t think that’s ever been done in history. “Without a doubt. The first capitalist city in the world… This is the unique thing that will be revolutionary in the city and its growth.”
Judge rejects bid by 18 states to revive Obamacare subsidies
A U.S. judge on Wednesday refused to block President Donald Trump’s decision to end subsidy payments to health insurers under Obamacare, handing Trump a victory against Democratic attorneys general who have regularly challenged the president’s policies in court.
The Six Commandments? Christians feel four of the ten are no longer important
The ten commandments are a central tenet of the Christian faith. But research has revealed that just six of them are still important to British Christians. Most Christians believe that four of the commandments are not “important principles to live by” according to a YouGov poll. The four which have fallen by the wayside are the requirement not to worship idols, use the Lord’s name in vain, to worship no other God, and to keep the Sabbath day holy.
White House Denies Reports of ‘Sharp’, ‘Ambitious’ New Peace Plan
A senior White House official dismissed ongoing reports in the Israeli media that the U.S. would soon unveil an ambitious Middle East peace plan. “While we are having productive conversations with all relevant parties, we have not set a timeframe nor created any deadlines,” the official told Israel Hayom. “Our efforts are designed to facilitate a deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians that improves conditions for all parties.
Government to Move on ‘Greater Jerusalem’ Bill Annexing Jewish Cities
Ma’aleh Adumim Mayor Benny Kashriel welcomed reports that the government would move as early as next week to advance a plan to annex his city as well as the city of Givat Ze’ev to the north and the Gush Etzion bloc to the south of the capital, to the municipal borders of Jerusalem.
Vice President Pence Set for First Official Israel on Hanukkah in December
US Vice President Mike Pence will make his first state visit to Israel in December during the holiday of Hanukkah in hopes of advancing the Trump administration’s peace plans for the region. He will also visit the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Egypt during his trip. Pence announced his trip, undertaken at President Donald Trump’s request, while speaking at a Christian event held annually in Washington, DC in support of Middle East Christians, an oft-persecuted minority, the Times of Israel reported.
Robert Mueller is Closing In…On the Democrats
Democrats have been watching, waiting, and hoping that Special Counsel Robert Mueller will bring home the goods and find something so damning that they will be able to throw President Donald Trump out of the White House and into a prison cell. But as we found out this week, the Democrats may wish they had never pursued the Russian collusion investigation with quite this much fury. Because if anyone’s going down, it’s not President Trump – it’s the Democrats.
‘Andi Mack’ Character To Come Out As Gay: A Disney Channel First
In a first for Disney Channel, a key character on its popular tween series Andi Mack will realize he’s gay and come out to his friends. The story arc will mark the channel’s first depiction of a coming-out journey. The character – 13-year-old Cyrus Goodman, played by 15-year-old Joshua Rush – will begin his self-discovery in this Friday’s second season one-hour premiere episode.
Climate Change Science Implodes as IPCC Climate Models Found to be “Totally Wrong”
The paper reveals, what we already knew, that global warming climate models have been entirely wrong. All previous models were deceptively biased toward “worst case” warming predictions, not based on fact.
‘Smoking Gun’ Email Reveals Obama DOJ Blocked Conservative Groups From Settlement Funds
Congressman claims to have irrefutable evidence of massive abuse of power. The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee claims he obtained a “smoking gun” email that proves the Obama Justice Department prevented settlement payouts from going to conservative-leaning organizations, even as liberal groups were awarded money and DOJ officials denied “picking and choosing” recipients.
Law Firm Representing Dems Over Russian Dossier Defended Obama Over Birth Certificate
“Democratic Fixer” Washington State-based Perkins Coie paid $5.6 million by Hillary’s Campaign. Seattle-based Perkins Coie, the law firm hired by the Democratic National Committee to retain Fusion GPS, is the same law firm that represented Barack Obama in the controversy over the authenticity of his birth certificate.
OUTRAGE FROM THE INFIDELS: 100,000 Muslims sign up for polygamous dating site
Is polygamy still illegal in the UK? If it is, then this site should be shut down. Britain, like all Western countries, is going to have to decide whether or not it is going to enforce its own laws and defend its own culture, or continue to defer to and appease Sharia supremacists until Britain is a full Sharia state.
CREEPY: Documentary Follows Priests Battling Alarming Rise In Exorcisms
…Exorcisms have been on the rise in recent years, a phenomenon priests have attributed to the upswing in occult activity. For instance, recent studies show that Millennials have ditched religion in favor of witchcraft and astrology, both of which are a gateway for demonic entry, according to Catholic doctrine.
CDC, IBM Announce Research Partnership Focused On Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence
“Think about where we were with the internet in 1993,” he said. “That’s about where we are today with AI.”