20 Dec 2017

Woman, 26, Has Baby Born From Record Breaking 24-Year-Old Frozen Embryo
A Tennessee couple has welcomed a baby girl who grew from the longest-frozen embryo to ever result in a birth. Benjamin and Tina Gibson’s daughter, Emma Wren, weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces when she came into the world on November 25. Prior to being transferred into Tina’s uterus at the National Embryo Donation Center in Knoxville earlier this year, the embryo Emma grew from had been cryo-preserved for more than 24 years, according to a news release.

FBI’s McCabe grilled nearly 8 hours amid anti-Trump bias allegations
FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe testified behind closed doors for nearly eight hours Tuesday on Capitol Hill, amid calls for his firing over allegations of conflicts of interest and anti-Trump political prejudice at the law enforcement bureau. “I’ll be a little bit surprised if (McCabe is) still an employee of the FBI this time next week,” U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., a member of the House panel, told Fox News several days ago.

No Peace Possible Without Third Temple in Jerusalem
It really doesn’t matter what the world thinks of the Jewish and Israeli rights to Jerusalem. The last and possibly only time Jewish sovereignty in Jerusalem was after King Solomon built the very first Holy Temple. And maybe only when we build the Third Temple will we again get the acceptance that will bring the Moshiach.

Report: US President Trump to visit Britain in February
President Donald Trump plans to visit Britain in February to open the new US embassy in London but will not meet Queen Elizabeth, the Daily Mail newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Israeli Politicians Demand Obama Forfeit Nobel Peace Prize After Hezbollah Report
A damning report released Sunday by Politico chronicles how the Obama administration undid years of investigations into the terrorist organization Hezbollah in order to appease Iran and pave the way for the Iran deal. The report alleges that the Obama administration let terrorists walk free and halted law enforcement efforts against Hezbollah to help cement the former president’s foreign policy achievement.

Stromboli ERUPTS: Volcano in Italy in HUGE eruption sending lava shooting into sky
Experts have recorded high levels of seismic activity at the Stromboli volcano in the Aeolian Islands, north of Sicily. The flurry of eruptions comes after a major explosion at the volcano on December 1, according to the Catania section of Italy’s National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, which monitors Stromboli. It is accompanied by a sharp increase in infrasonic pressure.

Volcano erupts in Indonesia’s North Sumatra
The Sinabung volcano in Indonesia’s North Sumatra province erupted on Monday, spewing hot clouds, an official monitoring the volcano said. Head of Sinabung volcano monitoring post Armen Putra said the latest eruption took place on 13:02 p.m. Western Indonesian Time (WIB), coupled with 303 seconds of tremors around the area. “Hot clouds were seen rising 2,500 meters to the east-southeast and 3,500 meters to the south,” Armed said.

Day of rage sweeps West Bank ahead of UN Jerusalem vote
Anger and violence continues to grip West Bank and Gaza border region as Palestinians vent ahead of UN General Assembly vote on Jerusalem to pressure President Trump into withdrawing Washington’s recognition of city as Israel’s capital; Molotov Cocktails, rocks, hurled at Border Police.

176 nations at UN call for Palestinian statehood
The General Assembly voted 176-7 on Tuesday to affirm the Palestinian right to self-determination, one day after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas pledged to renew his quest for state membership in the international body. The vote is nonbinding and has no impact beyond underscoring international support for Palestinian statehood among most of the UN’s 193 members.

PA looks to Russia, China to upstage United States
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas dispatched delegations to Moscow and Beijing on Tuesday, as part of efforts to find new sponsorship for the peace process, Palestinian news agency Wafa reported. The move came as Ahmad Majdalani, a PLO executive committee member who is leading the delegation to China, ruled out any Palestinian officials meeting with US peace process envoy Jason Greenblatt during his upcoming visit to the region.

Turkish foreign minister to attend UN meeting on Jerusalem
Turkey’s foreign minister said he will travel to New York with his Palestinian counterpart for Thursday’s UN General Assembly meeting on the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital to try to stop America making “an unacceptable” move. President Donald Trump reversed decades of US policy with his decision this month, and generated outrage from Palestinians and the Arab world and concern among Washington’s Western allies.

China condemns US ‘Cold War mentality’ on national security
China has condemned the “Cold War mentality” of the White House after the publication of a new US national security policy. The document labels China and Russia as “rival powers” and lays out a number of potential threats they pose. The new strategy said Beijing and other governments were determined to challenge American power.

EU says Brexit transition to end by 31 December 2020
A “transition period” after the UK leaves the EU will not continue beyond 31 December 2020, Brussels says. The UK has said the temporary arrangements should last for about two years after Brexit in March 2019. Terms of the transition period, which the UK calls an implementation phase, have yet to be negotiated between the two sides.

Islamic instant divorce ‘not legal’ under EU law, says ECJ
A Syrian-born man who divorced his wife in a Sharia court has been told by Europe’s top court that the divorce is not legally valid in Germany, where the former couple now live. The European Court of Justice said EU countries need not legally recognise divorces not granted by a state court. Some Muslims believe a men can end their marriage instantly by saying “talaq” (I divorce you) three times.

Trump’s tax bill: US Senate passes reform legislation
The US Senate has approved the most sweeping overhaul of the US tax system in more than three decades. Republicans say the tax cuts for corporations, small businesses and individuals will boost economic growth. Democrats, who all voted against it, say it is designed to benefit the ultra-rich at the expense of the national deficit.

Saudi Arabia to Freeze More Bank Accounts in Crackdown
Saudi Arabia’s crackdown on alleged corruption showed no signs of letting up, with more people being questioned and banks freezing more accounts, according to people familiar with the situation. Almost seven weeks after the purge started, authorities are detaining new suspects and releasing some of those held, the people said, asking not to be identified because the matter is private.

Missile attack escalates tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran
Tensions are escalating between Saudi Arabia and Iran following a missile attack on the Saudi capital Riyadh. Saudi air defences intercepted the ballistic missile in the skies over the city in an incident that is jangling nerves across the region. The attack comes the week after the Trump administration presented evidence it says shows Iran supplied another missile launched at Riyadh’s international airport last month.

Kim Jong-un is testing new warheads loaded with ANTHRAX
North Korea is conducting biological weapons experiments to test the possibility of loading anthrax-laden warheads on its intercontinental ballistic missiles…Japan’s Asahi newspaper reported on Wednesday, citing an unidentified person connected to South Korean intelligence, that North Korea was conducting biological weapons experiments to test the possibility of loading anthrax-laden warheads on its intercontinental ballistic missiles.

WAR GAMES Russia ‘secretly practised full-scale invasion of Europe
RUSSIA has practised a full-scale mock invasion of the West that includes capturing Baltic states, bombing Germany and invading neutral countries, it has been revealed. The terrifying war drills were carried out in September and featured troops, artillery, tanks, missile attacks and naval and air force raids.

UK government refuses to say whether proclaiming divinity of Christ is a hate crime
The question was: “Will they confirm unequivocally that a Christian who says that Jesus is the only son of the one true God cannot be arrested for hate crime or any other offence, however much it may offend a Muslim or anyone of any other religion?”

Obama-Feds Spend $3 Million Studying How to Make Americans Eat Less, Use Less Energy, For Climate Change
The National Science Foundation is spending roughly $3 million on a study that seeks to make Americans consume less food, water, and energy to become more like the Netherlands.

THE REAL IRON DOME: Scientists have proven that G-d is protecting Israel
During the first Gulf War, Iraq attacked Israel and launched 39 missiles into Israel. The missiles landed in densely parts of Israel. Yet the casualties were low! Why were they so low?

REPORT: Rancher Target Of Aggressive Raid
An investigation into the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) handling of the 2014 Nevada standoff with rancher Cliven Bundy revealed “incredible bias,” widespread misconduct and likely illegal actions by the BLM.

Jedi Mind Trick: The Disturbing, Destabilizing Abnormal Is Now Normal
Disturbing, destabilizing abnormalities are now accepted as normal life in America. Forgive me for wondering if the populace of America hasn’t fallen for a Jedi mind trick:

Commissioner in Talks With UN to Put Troops on the Streets of Chicago 
Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin is in talks with United Nations officials to explore the possibility of putting UN troops on the streets of Chicago to address the city’s horrendous gun violence problem.

In Dramatic Reversal, China Gives Up On Deleveraging Pledge
“Let’s face it, it’s not realistic to reduce leverage when the whole economy relies on banks for financing.”