17 Jan 17
70 Nations Paris Peace Conference Total Dud, Anti-Israel Gathering Defeated
In what should have been an all-out Israel hate-fest with possibly disastrous consequences for the Jewish state, 70 nations gathered in Paris for a “peace” conference on Sunday – but at the end of the day, the results were lackluster and failed to accomplish anything significant against Israel.
Trump: ObamaCare Replacement Is Ready to Go
Donald Trump says he's got a plan to replace ObamaCare ready to go—and there will be "insurance for everybody." In an interview with the Washington Post, the president-elect doesn't say much about the specifics of TrumpCare, though he does say there will be "lower numbers, much lower deductibles."
Hundreds of U.S. Marines land in Norway, irking Russia
Some 300 U.S. Marines landed in Norway on Monday for a six-month deployment, the first time since World War Two that foreign troops have been allowed to be stationed there, in a deployment which has irked Norway's Arctic neighbor Russia.
China claimed its troops can reach New Delhi in 48 hours and everyone cracked the same joke
Over the weekend, Indian Twitter found amusement in the not-so-amusing.
After China TV reported that Chinese troops would take only 48 hours to reach New Delhi in case of a war, Indians got chatty — and catty — about it.
Muted reaction in Russia to Trump's talk of nuclear arms cut
Suggestions by President-elect Donald Trump that sanctions against Russia could be lifted in exchange for a nuclear arms cut attracted a frosty reception in Moscow on Monday.
Istanbul Reina nightclub attack suspect captured
Turkish police have arrested the main suspect in the New Year's Eve attack on an exclusive nightclub in Istanbul after a huge manhunt.
Abdulkadir Masharipov is believed to have mounted the assault on the Reina club which left 39 people dead.
Martin Luther King’s Niece Voted For Trump
Martin Luther King Jr’s niece revealed Monday she voted for Donald Trump.
Urging Democrats and Republicans to “work together as brothers and sisters” as Trump takes office, Alveda C. King acknowledged she voted for Trump in a statement provided to the American Thinker. King is a Catholic pro-life activist.
North Sumatra quake felt in Peninsular Malaysia
The tremors from the earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale which hit North Sumatra at 7.20 pm local time Monday were also felt in Peninsular Malaysia.
16 Jan 17
It’s time to face facts: Obama’s presidency was a failure
The closing arguments for the Obama years are arriving, and they aren’t helping the outgoing president. A case in point is a new book published this week, one that acknowledges “Obama’s supporters have experienced [his presidency] as a continuous disappointment.”
'You’re not having control of our lives again!' – Farage mocks EU as 'hard' Brexit looms
The former Ukip leader claimed the sooner overly bureaucratic organisations like the EU are “swept away” people will not have to give “control of our lives” over to anyone again.
Pinpointed: 'Locus of satanic power' in world today
In his new book “Mystery Babylon: Unlocking the Bible’s Greatest Prophetic Mystery,” he makes his case for the identity of the city of evil. It’s the city billions of people prostrate themselves before five times every single day – the Islamic city of Mecca. Richardson makes an exhaustive and tightly reasoned argument, recognizing his answer may be surprising to many Christians.
Hundreds of U.S. Marines land in Norway, irking Russia
300 U.S. Marines landed in Norway on Monday for a six-month deployment, the first time since World War Two that foreign troops have been allowed to be stationed there, in a deployment which has irked Norway's Arctic neighbor Russia.
Trump calls CIA chief ‘fake news leaker’ after Brennan warns him about ‘talking & tweeting’
Donald Trump branded outgoing CIA chief Brennan “the leaker of fake news” after he told Trump to grasp the “Russia threat” instead of “talking and tweeting,” stirring up another feud between the incoming administration and the intelligence community.
Donald Trump says Britain was right to vote Brexit and he will offer a 'quick' and 'fair' trade deal
Britain and America will get a new trade deal “done quickly and done properly”, Donald Trump said on Sunday night as he promised he would help make Brexit great.
The US president-elect praised Britain for voting to leave the European Union, saying: “People, countries, want their own identity, and the UK wanted its own identity.”
Trump: Jared Kushner will 'broker Mideast peace' for the White House
While serving as a senior adviser in the White House, Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will work to "broker a Middle East peace deal," the president-elect said over the weekend.
In an interview with the Times of London, Trump said that Kushner, Ivanka Trump's husband, would to take on the task of negotiating peace between Israelis and Palestinians– an appointment Trump has previously floated due to the fact that Kushner "knows the region, knows the people, knows the players,"
'Nothing Abbas can do to block US embassy move to Jerusalem'
While the Palestinian Authority has issued repeated warnings against the planned relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the Israeli capital of Jerusalem, one Likud minister said the threats amounted to little more than a storm in a tea cup.
Sens. Graham, Cruz Call to Defund UN Over Anti-Settlement Resolution
U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) introduced a bill that seeks to cut off funding for the United Nations until U.N. Security Council Resolution 2334, which condemned Israel’s settlement policy, is repealed. The bill—titled “The Safeguard Israel Act”—will cut off funding to the U.N. until the president certifies to Congress that Resolution 2334 has been repealed.
Abbas Meets Pope, Opens Official Palestinian Embassy in Vatican
Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas met with Pope Francis at the Vatican and inaugurated the Palestinian Authority (PA) embassy there.
Trump's offer to Russia: an end to sanctions for nuclear arms cut - London Times
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will propose offering to end sanctions imposed on Russia over its annexation of Crimea in return for a nuclear arms reduction deal with Moscow...
Criticizing previous U.S. foreign policy in an interview published on Monday, he described the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 as possibly the gravest error in the history of the United States and akin to "throwing rocks into a beehive".
Trump vows ‘insurance for everybody’ in Obamacare replacement plan
President-elect Donald Trump said in a weekend interview that he is nearing completion of a plan to replace President Obama’s signature health-care law with the goal of “insurance for everybody,” while also vowing to force drug companies to negotiate directly with the government on prices in Medicare and Medicaid.
Mystery flashing lights speed past International Space Station
Alien hunters have claimed astronauts on board the International Space Station are deliberately hiding evidence of UFO's.
In video uploaded by UFO experts...an astronaut can be seen filming the view from outer space...
But when mysterious moving and glowing lights appear in the distance, the astronaut puts his hand in front of the camera or pans away to cover up the lights.
CIA head John Brennan warns Trump to watch his tongue
Outgoing CIA Director John Brennan has warned US President-elect Donald Trump to avoid off-the-cuff remarks once he takes office.
He said spontaneity was not in the interests of national security.
Mr Trump is known for regularly making broad pronouncements on issues of national importance on his Twitter feed.
Egypt court upholds ruling halting transfer of islands to Saudi Arabia
A top Egyptian court has upheld a ruling halting a plan to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.
The High Administrative Court rejected an appeal by the government against a lower court's decision to stop it handing over Tiran and Sanafir.
Cheers erupted as the judge delivered the verdict, saying the government had failed to provide evidence that the islands were originally Saudi.
Shin Bet foils Hamas cell trying to undermine PA rule in West Bank
Israel Security Forces arrested 13 Hamas operatives operating in the West Bank's Binyamin region attempting to establish terror infrastructure positions and undermine the Palestinian Authority...
During the investigation into the cell, an extensive Hamas infrastructure, operating in the Ramallah sector and the West Bank’s Binyamin region was discovered, including the headquarters of the terror group in the region.
Eight billionaires 'as rich as world's poorest half'
The world's eight richest individuals have as much wealth as the 3.6bn people who make up the poorest half of the world, according to Oxfam.
The charity said its figures, which critics have queried, came from improved data, and the gap between rich and poor was "far greater than feared".
Iran says it will not renegotiate nuclear deal
Iran will not renegotiate its nuclear agreement with world powers, even if it faces new U.S. sanctions after Donald Trump becomes president, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Sunday.
For Israel, energy boom could make friends out of enemies
In the ship’s control room, facing four video screens, a driller from Mississippi in dark shades and a black baseball cap with a skull on it held what could be the future of Israel in his hands.
The massive drill he controlled extended down 11,345 feet, more than 2 miles below the surface of a calm Mediterranean Sea, as it plunged deeper and deeper into one of the biggest natural gas fields discovered in the world in recent years.
Professors Pledge To "Use Regular Class Time" To Protest Trump
A national “teach-in” movement is asking professors to set aside class time between Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the presidential inauguration to “protest” oppression and challenge “Trumpism.”
As CampusReform's Anthony Gockowski reports, so far, 17 American colleges and universities have signed on to participate in the campaign originating out of UCLA, including such prestigious institutions as Princeton and UC-Berkeley.
Trump Team May Move West Wing Briefings to Expand Capacity
The incoming Trump administration is considering moving White House press briefings out of the West Wing to accommodate more than the “Washington media elite,” President-elect Donald Trump’s press secretary said.
Death toll at 26 inmates from latest Brazil prison violence
Twenty-six inmates were killed in eruptions of violence inside two prisons in northern Brazil, officials said Sunday as they quelled the latest in a string of jail disturbances across the country in which more than 100 people died within two weeks.