Trump Threatens to Sever Connections With PA Unless They Work Towards Peace
Speaking to the media at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Friday, US President Donald Trump said that unless the Palestinian Authority shows that it wants to make peace, the US will “not have anything to do with them any longer.” (Video)
Elevated Fire Danger Returns to California
Fire danger is elevated through Monday for parts of Southern California. Red Flag Warnings have already been issued starting at 10 pm Saturday and continuing through 3 pm Monday PST. With strong high pressure building in to the Great Basin region this weekend, we will see gusty northeast winds set up. This is also known as a Santa Ana wind event, with gusts forecast 55-65 mph in the mountains and up to 50 mph in the valleys.
Florida Democrat removed from office, faces corruption charges following FBI sting
A Florida mayor was removed from office Friday after she was arrested and charged with three felony corruption charges. Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order suspending Joy Cooper, the 57-year-old mayor of Hallandale Beach, a city just north of Miami, after she was accused of accepting illegal campaign contributions through former attorney Alan Koslow.
German Bishops Are Pushing For The Church To Recognize Heresy
A leading Catholic Bishop in Germany openly advocated for the church to embrace heresy by suggesting that they offer blessings for gay marriages. Bishop Franz-Josef Bode, the deputy chairman of the German Bishops’ Conference, argued that the Catholic Church should bless gay marriages…
Between one state and two states: Time to decide
The political debate around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since the second intifada has largely been characterized by a dichotomous conceptual framework: negotiations for a permanent status agreement of “two states for two peoples” versus “continued conflict management,” without seeking a solution in the absence of a proper partner for consent and implementation.
At least 40 dead in Taliban car bomb in Afghan capital
A bomb hidden in an ambulance killed at least 40 people and wounded about 140 in Afghanistan on Saturday when it blew up in an area of the capital near foreign embassies and government buildings. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the blast, a week after it claimed an attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul in which more than 20 people were killed.
Cape Town water crisis: Residents urged to turn off toilet taps
Residents in the South African city of Cape Town have been warned to “save water as if your life depends on it” to avoid the supply being shut off. A severe drought has forced the city’s municipality to limit consumption to 50 litres (11 gallons) per person per day. Officials are urging people to switch off their toilet cisterns and limit flushing to conserve water.
Paris readies for floods as Seine surges higher
Riverside homes and businesses in Paris are on high alert as the swollen River Seine threatens to overflow its banks. Some basements in the city have already sprung leaks after the river surged following heavy rainfall, reports said. The Seine is forecast to swell even further this weekend, adding several metres of water above its normal level.
Turkey’s Erdogan vows to fight Kurdish forces as far as Iraq
Turkey is prepared to take its fight against Kurdish forces in northern Syria as far east as Iraq, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said. Speaking in Ankara, Mr Erdogan reiterated that his forces will move against Kurdish-controlled Manbij, which risks confrontation with the US. US troops are based in the city, which was taken from the Islamic State group (IS) by Kurdish-led forces in 2016.
Japanese cryptocurrency exchange loses more than $500 million to hackers
Hackers stole several hundred million dollars’ worth of a lesser-known cryptocurrency from a major Japanese exchange Friday. Coincheck said that around 523 million of the exchange’s NEM coins were sent to another account around 3 a.m. local time (1 p.m. ET Thursday)… The exchange has about 6 percent of yen-bitcoin trading, ranking fourth by market share on CryptoCompare.
NATO intercepts Russian jet ‘HIDING from radar to stop air DISASTER over Europe’
The Royal Danish Air Force dispatched F-16 fighter jets to escort the Russian military aircraft in a safeguarding mission near NATO airspace in the Baltic region. The Russian jet flew towards Kaliningrad, a Russian enclave sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania along the Baltic Coast, before being intercepted by the Danish jets over international waters.
U.S. holding Russia responsible for chemical weapons in Syria
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Saturday the United States believed it was Russia’s responsibility to curb Syria’s use of chemical weapons. “The chemical weapons … are being used to hit the civilian population, the most vulnerable – children inside of Syria,” he said on a visit to Poland.
“We are holding Russia (responsible) for addressing this. They are (Syria‘s) ally.”
California Rocked by Three Earthquakes in One Day, Scientists Expect More to Come in 2018
Three earthquakes hit California on Thursday, one as far south as Trabuco Canyon and a second all the way up to a spot off the coast of Eureka, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
UN issues 240 recommendations for Israel, including halting settlement expansion
A United Nations’ review of human rights topics in Israel has issued 240 recommendations, including that it end settlement expansion. Israel said it would need time to review 232 recommendations made by individual countries in the Human Rights Council working group in Geneva. It “noted” eight recommendations submitted by the “State of Palestine,” saying the entity doesn’t “satisfy the criteria for statehood under international law.”
Former Vice Presidential Candidate: Did President Trump Just Declare WAR on Hillary, Deep State and DC Swamp?
….December 21st is a day that will live in infamy. Why didn’t anyone notice? Because master psychologist Donald J. Trump distracted all of them with his offensive words and outrageous tweets? The whole liberal universe was so thrown out-of-wack by Trump’s tweets and strategic use of the word “s*#*hole” they didn’t even notice that many of their liberal and big government heroes are about to be sent to prison.
Catholic Bishop Calls for Ceremony to Bless Homosexual Couples
In contradiction to 2,000 years of Catholic teaching on sex and marriage, Bishop Franz-Josef Bode, who is the deputy chairman of the German Bishops’ Conference, has suggested that the Church come up with a ceremony to bless homosexual unions, as well as divorced and civilly remarried couples (who are thereby living in adultery), according to the National Catholic Register.
Law Enforcement in 675 Jurisdictions Declined to Turn Over Removable Aliens to ICE
On 29,269 occasions from January 2014 through May 2017, law enforcement agencies in approximately 675 jurisdictions around the United States declined to comply with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement “detainer” requests and hand over to ICE removable aliens whom those jurisdictions had arrested for violating local laws, according to the inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security.
Cuomo Sues Trump: Tax Cuts Hurting Illegals!
Not long after Gov. Andrew Cuomo promised free college tuition to DREAMers, New York launched a lawsuit against the Trump administration over its nationwide tax cuts because they hurt the state’s “fiscal health.”
Google Looking to Control Local Newspapers
Google is developing an app to feed news (and whatever propaganda it’s pushing) at no cost to local newspapers, effectively granting the tech giant control over local news.
In pictures: Israel’s winter wonderland
This week’s winter in Israel wasn’t comparable to most of the weather usually seen in the Middle East. Thunderstorms, flooded streets and freezing temperatures reached their peak Friday morning, when snow began to fall in the Golan Heights, Safed, and the surrounding areas.
Secretive App Promises to Aid Illegal Border Crossings
A secretive cell phone app is reportedly being designed to aid illegal immigration into the U.S.