Iranian official warns Europeans against imposing sanctions to ‘please’ Trump
Any new European sanctions against Iran will have a direct effect on the nuclear deal struck between world powers and Tehran, Iran’s deputy foreign minister said Friday, according to state media. “In case some European countries are following steps to put non-nuclear sanctions against Iran in order to please the American president, they will be making a big mistake and they will see the direct result of that on the nuclear deal,” Abbas Araqchi said…
Syria war: Thousands flee offensives in Afrin and Ghouta
More than 60,000 people have fled two separate offensives in Syria in recent days, the UN says. Up to 16,000 people have fled Eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, where Russian air strikes are supporting Syrian government attempts to retake the area. Nearly 50,000 fled the northern town of Afrin, where Turkey is fighting a US-backed Kurdish militia that it considers a terrorist group.
FBI ex-deputy director Andrew McCabe sacked days before retirement
Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe has been sacked days before he could retire with pension rights. He was fired by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who said an internal review found he leaked information and misled investigators. Mr McCabe denied the claims and said he was being targeted because of his involvement in the inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Egyptian jamming of ISIS terrorists disrupts phones in Israel
IDF officers and Defense Ministry representatives met earlier this week with their counterparts in Egypt in an effort to halt disruptions to mobile phone services in southern Israel, a result of Egyptian jamming against ISIS-affiliated terrorists in Sinai. Egyptian military officials reportedly told their Israeli counterparts at the Sharm El Sheikh meeting that their electronic warfare will continue as long as the fighting…continues.
Fight over U.S. spending bill rekindles immigration debate
As another U.S. government funding deadline looms, a huge spending bill is ground zero in the latest battle between Republicans and Democrats in Congress over President Donald Trump’s push to toughen immigration policy. Lawmakers have until March 23 to work out how to fund an array of government agencies for the next six months. But their behind-the-scenes negotiations are complicated by the immigration issue.
Russian Nuclear Sub “Quietly” Traveled To US Coastline Undetected
As Russia weighs retaliating against the UK over its decision to expel a cadre of Russian diplomats after determining that senior Russian leaders (perhaps Putin himself) were responsible for a nerve-gas attack on a former Russian spy, RT revealed that a nuclear-powered submarine recently completed a clandestine exercise that brought it all the way to the US coast.
IRS Documented 1.3M Identity Thefts by Illegal Aliens; Can’t Say It Referred Any for Prosecution
The Internal Revenue Service in 2011 through 2016 documented more than 1.3 million cases of identity theft perpetrated by illegal aliens whom the IRS had given Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN), which are only given to people who are ineligible to work in the United States or receive Social Security Numbers, according to information published by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration(TIGTA).
Palestinians call for ‘day of rage’ Friday to mark US Jerusalem recognition
Factions urge protesters to clash with troops and settlers immediately after prayers in renewal of demonstrations 100 days after Trump announcement
CDC: Americans Binge Over 17B Drinks a Year
A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Americans’ drinking habits reported that people who identify as binge drinkers are consuming quite a bit of alcohol, CBS News reported Friday.
United Methodist Clergy Woman Loses License for Officiating Same-Sex ‘Wedding’
A United Methodist clergy woman in Tennessee has had her ministerial license revoked for officiating a same-sex “wedding” in violation of the UMC’s Book of Discipline.
Obama’s ‘civilian army’: It was the students all along
Now we know what that “civilian army” that President Obama was always telling us about consisted of. We saw them in force all over the country not too long ago.
Russia Blamed For Attacks On US Power Grid Starting In 2016
The Trump administration has blamed the Russian government for a series of cyber attacks targeting American and European nuclear power plants and other critical utilities dating back at least two years – raising fears that the Kremlin could disrupt the West’s critical infrastructure in the event of a conflict.
BOMBSHELL: GOP Officials: PA Special Election Voting Machines ‘Miscalibrated’, Votes ‘Switched’
Republicans are now claiming that voting machines ‘miscalibrated,’ giving Lamb votes that should’ve gone Saccone’s way.
Democrats Holding Heartland America Hostage Over Food Stamps
Democrats in the House of Representatives are stalling negotiations on the Farm Bill, the massive bill that authorizes spending agriculture programs, over potential changes to the food stamps program.
Pentagon: When U.S. Troops Engage in Combat in Africa, We May Not Tell You
U.S. troops in Niger and elsewhere in Africa are there to train and advise, but sometimes they come under hostile fire, and when that happens, Americans back home may not be told about it, the Pentagon said on Thursday.
Fallen Bridge: Toll up to 6 Dead as Officials Seek Answers
An innovative pedestrian bridge being built at Florida International University was put to a “stress test” before it collapsed over traffic, killing six people and sending 10 to a hospital, authorities said.
Australia Calls For Emergency Visas For White Farmers Facing Violent Attacks In South Africa
A top Australian official has called for emergency visas for South Africa’s white farmers, who are reportedly facing rising violence amid government calls for land expropriation in favor of black citizens.
Church Forced to Remove the Word ‘Jesus’ From Easter Advertising
A church has been forced to remove the word ‘Jesus’ from its signs ahead of Easter because it has been causing offence. Elim Church on the Central Coast in New South Wales, Australia, paid for digital signs to be displayed at Erina Fair shopping centre reading ‘the greatness of His Power.’