30 Dec 2017

France sets up tax dept to investigate Jews
In Paris’s 12th arrondissement, on Bercy Street by the banks of the River Seine, on the 13th floor of the Ministry of Finance is France’s tax authority headquarters… Under the radar, a secret department has been created with the sole purpose of handling tax evasion by French Jews. “Globes” can reveal for the first time the details of the secret department that is targeting Jews in France and new immigrants from France in Israel.

St Petersburg supermarket blast claimed by IS
The so-called Islamic State (IS) militant group says it was behind Wednesday’s bombing of a supermarket in the Russian city of St Petersburg that injured at least 13 people. IS made the claim on its Amaq news outlet but gave no evidence. President Vladimir Putin had earlier described the blast at the Perekrestok branch as a terrorist act.

Iran protests: Citizens told to avoid ‘illegal gatherings’
The Iranian government has told people to avoid “illegal gatherings” in the wake of two days of angry anti-establishment protests in the country. Scores have been arrested in protests over corruption and living standards. Anonymous social media posts have urged further action across Iran on Saturday.

Anti-EU parties will continue to SOAR, Tony Blair’s think tank admits
The report, commissioned by the ex-Prime Minister, points to the rise of anti-EU parties in Italy, Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic. Mr Blair’s Institute for Global Change said populism could become the “new normal” in Europe and “transform public policy in radical ways”. Research found the share of the vote taken by populist parties has almost trebled since 2000, rising from 8.5 percent to 24.1 percent.

Flu widespread in 36 states, CDC reports
Outbreaks of influenza are getting an early start this year in part because of cold weather gripping much of the USA and low efficacy associated with this year’s flu vaccine. It’s still too early to say whether this winter will be a bad season for the flu, but epidemiologists in 36 states already have reported widespread influenza activity to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in data released Friday.

Thousands of Palestinians riot in West Bank, Gaza for 4th week
Thousands of Palestinians took to the steets of the West Bank and to the Gaza border area on Friday to protest US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital for the fourth week in a row. Palestinian health officials said at least 50 rioters were wounded by live fire in Gaza, with five in serious condition, while at least 49 were wounded by live rounds, rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades in the West Bank…

Putin tells Assad Russia will help defend Syrian sovereignty: Kremlin
Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad in a new year’s greeting that Russia will continue supporting Syria’s efforts to defend its sovereignty… Putin stressed that Russia would “continue to render every assistance to Syria in the protection of state sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity, in the promotion of a political settlement process, as well as in efforts to restore the national economy,” the Kremlin said.

New synagogue opens UNDER Temple Mount
While there may not be a Third Temple at which Israeli Jews can worship atop the Jerusalem Temple Mount, there is a brand-new synagogue under the foundation of the holy site – and it’s open for prayer.

Italy sending troops overseas to stem flow of immigrants
…It seems Italy plans to send 470 soldiers into Niger to “help the West African nation stem the flow of Europe-bound migrants.”

SHOCK VIDEO: California Under Jerry Brown – Homeless Camp Explosion
Actor James Woods posted this video of a drive through California streets recently. This is California under Democrat control — It resembles every other city under Democrat control.

Weaponized Artificial Intelligence Set To Create Autonomous Nightmare in 2018
Ready for the autonomous apocalypse? Weaponized artificial intelligence is set to make headlines in 2018 for the first time.

At Least Twelve Dead After Attacks on Christians in Egypt
Two attacks on Coptic Christians in the capital of Egypt Friday have left as many as 12 people dead. The first attack took the lives of 10 people after gunmen attempted to enter the Mar Mina church in the Helwan area south of Cairo, but were stopped by police.

Contaminated Chemo Drugs, the FDA, and Chemical Warfare Against the Public
…here is the capper from the Bloomberg article: “The agency also warned that if the company doesn’t correct the issues raised in the letter, FDA workers could refuse products made at the facility admission into the U.S.”

Russia Reports Outbreak of Dangerous H5N2 Bird Flu
Russia has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 bird flu on a farm in the Kostromskaya Oblast region, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Friday.

Mexico Marks 2017 as Bloodiest in 20 Years Despite Incomplete Cartel Crime Statistics
The raging cartel violence spreading throughout the country has marked 2017 as the bloodiest year since 1997 when the government began documenting such murders. The official figures, however, pale in comparison to reality since they do not account for the number of victims “disappeared” by cartel gunmen–including those who were incinerated or buried in clandestine graves.

Study Shows 27% of Teens in California Are Considered ‘Gender Nonconforming’
The study – which has a margin of error of about six percent – was based on the inclusion of two questions in the California Health Interview Survey that were asked of 1,594 California young people between the ages of 12 and 17.

Pentagon: US Military to Accept Transgender Recruits on Monday
Transgender people will be allowed for the first time to enlist in the U.S. military starting on Monday as ordered by federal courts, the Pentagon said on Friday, after President Donald Trump’s administration decided not to appeal rulings that blocked his transgender ban.