14 Nov 14
US government warns of bug on Apple products, including iPhones and iPads
The US government warned iPhone and iPad users on Thursday to be on the alert for hackers who may exploit a vulnerability in Apple Inc's iOS operating system that would enable them to steal sensitive data.
Arab Extremists Step Up Attacks on Jewish Farmers
Farmers in Israel's north and south came under attack in October and November in several incidents of theft that volunteer organization Hashomer Hachadash say are part of a spike in such crimes that is linked to the general tension between Arabs and Jews.
Maybe it wasn't the Higgs particle after all
Last year CERN announced the finding of a new elementary particle, the Higgs particle. But maybe it wasn't the Higgs particle, maybe it just looks like it. And maybe it is not alone...there is no conclusive evidence that the particle was indeed the Higgs particle.
Up to 5 Million Undocumented Immigrants Could Get Work Permits and Immunity
Obama intends to order changes that will significantly alter the focus of the government’s 12,000 immigration agents. One major change would allow parents of children who are U.S. citizens or legal residents to obtain legal work documents, potentially eliminating the fear of being discovered and deported.
The Heretics Are Upset
Andrew Wilson knows the Lord, his message, and is not afraid to preach truth. Those outraged by him and heaping attacks on him or dismissing him remind me of Matthew 7:21-23.
Turkey frees 12 radicals after 'ugly' attack on US sailors
Istanbul - Turkey on Thursday freed without questioning or charges 12 radical nationalist protesters who attacked three US sailors in the centre of Istanbul in an assault that alarmed the American military.
Kerry: Calm must be restored in Jerusalem
Calm must be restored in Jerusalem before direct or regional Israeli-Palestinian peace talks can commence, said US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday, following a meeting in Amman with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and King Abdullah of Jordan. After the meeting, Kerry said that a mechanism had been developed to end the violence in Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. He was short on details, except to say that it would ensure that the status quo would be maintained at the holy site.
Is Turkey heading for a train wreck with the West?
Turkey’s foreign policy is becoming more aggressively Islamist by the day. How far can it go before it ruins its relationship with the West? Or perhaps the question should be, what would Turkey have to do to get kicked out of NATO? Quite a lot, it turns out.
North Korea to send special envoy to Russia
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea leader Kim Jong Un will soon send a special envoy to Russia, Pyongyang's state media reported Friday, in a trip expected to focus on how to boost ties at a time when Pyongyang faces deepening diplomat isolation.
Obama disarms border patrol agents
It is quite apparent that Obama is disarming border patrol agents in advance of his forthcoming executive order that will provide amnesty to illegal immigrants. Approximately half of the United States Customs and Border Patrol's M4 carbine weapons have been taken away by the federal government, supposedly because the weapons posed safety concerns for border agents. Some people do not buy this explanation, such as Representative Steve King (R-Iowa.)
Britain to introduce tough new foreign fighter laws
CANBERRA - British nationals who become foreign fighters abroad could be prevented from returning home under tough new laws to deal with jihadists fighting in conflicts like Iraq and Syria, British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday.
Islamic State leader urges attacks in Saudi Arabia: speech
BEIRUT - Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called for attacks against the rulers of Saudi Arabia in a speech purported to be in his name on Thursday, saying his self-declared caliphate was expanding there and in four other Arab countries.
Russian military flights near US raise concern
Washington - The United States on Thursday said Russia had boosted its military flights near US shores and brusquely warned Moscow to abide by international law. Washington's concerns came only days after a European think tank warned that since Russia annexed Ukraine's southern Crimea peninsula earlier this year,"the intensity and gravity of incidents involving Russian and Western militaries and security agencies has visibly increased."
Princeton's Faculty Petition to Divest from Israeli Occupation
On November 5, Princeton University's student newspaper, The Daily Princetonian, published an advert titled, "An Invitation to the Tenured Faculty at Princeton." The invitation was for tenured faculty to sign a petition calling on Princeton University to "divest from all companies that contribute to or profit from Israeli occupation of the West Bank until the State of Israel complies with UN Resolution 242, ends its military occupation of the West Bank and lifts its siege of Gaza."
Israel Rules That Director Must Return State Funding for Film Presented as Palestinian
Israeli-Arab director Suha Arraf must repay the state funding she received for her debut feature Villa Touma, an Israeli government committee has ruled, arguing that the film should have been labeled as "Israeli" rather than "Palestinian."
Putin pokes the West with massive news outlet launch, bomber flights
Russian President Vladimir Putin, fresh off a public relations win at an Asian summit, gave a double poke to the Obama administration, authorizing bomber flights in the Gulf of Mexico and launching a glitzy global radio and web broadcast network to spread the word of Moscow. A senior U.S. military official said Russia has not previously flown actual bomber patrols over the Gulf of Mexico, including during the Cold War.
Germany warns anti-semitism rising on back of Middle East violence
BERLIN - Germany's foreign minister said at an international conference on anti-semitism on Thursday that "hatred of Jews" was on the rise once more in his country and across Europe, fueled by spiraling violence in the Middle East.
Message from Islamic State group leader emerges
BEIRUT — In a recording released days after he was reported to be wounded in an airstrike, the leader of the Islamic State group said the U.S.-led coalition's campaign had failed and it would eventually have to send ground troops into battle.
Ukraine crisis taking center stage at G20 summit
BRISBANE Australia - The G20 leaders summit in Australia starting on Saturday is setting up as a showdown between Western leaders and Russian President Vladimir Putin, following fresh reports of Russian troops pouring into eastern Ukraine.
What is Vladimir Putin up to sending Russian bombers close to the US?
Russia’s announcement Wednesday that it plans to send long-range bombers to patrol the skies of America’s backyard over the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico may have sounded to many Americans like the stuff of the Cold War.
France urges immediate reversal of Israel settlement decision
PARIS - France called on Israel to "immediately" reverse a decision to approve the building of 200 new homes in settlements in East Jerusalem, a move it said directly threatened a two-state peace solution.
13 Nov 14
Obama Admits ISIS Strategy About Deposing Assad
The new strategy formed by Obama’s national security team ignores the fact al-Assad and the Syrian military represent the only tenable opposition to the Islamic State and other Islamist groups funded and trained by the United States and its partners, most notably Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey.
Australia Monitoring Heavily-Armed Russian Warships Nearing Its Northern Shores Ahead Of G20 Summit
Australia said Wednesday that it is constantly monitoring a convoy of four heavily-armed Russian warships, including at least one powerful missile cruiser, that are approaching its waters to the country’s north. According to the Australian Defence Force, or ADF, the Russian vessels are currently sailing in international waters.
War on Christmas Takes on Muslim Twist
That's bad news for all you Jews and Gentiles out there. As of next year, all Christian and Jewish holidays will be removed from the calendar. That means no more Christmas, no more Easter and no more Yom Kippur.
'December surprise' for next presidential race
Rob Richie, executive director of the electoral reform group FairVote, and FairVote democracy fellow Claire Daviss, urged Pennsylvania and Michigan to join the interstate pact to usurp the Electoral College.
Their piece was titled “December Surprise? States May Change The Electoral College System Before 2016.”
IDF Central Command Head Says Unrest Will Get Worse
General Alon cautioned community leaders that the current escalation would get worse, but assured them it would not reach the levels of violence seen in 2000, when the so-called Second Intifada broke out.
Kerry Meets Abbas in Jordan as Unrest Continues
Kerry met Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas in Jordan on Thursday for talks aimed at calming a wave of violence gripping Israel.
OLD SUNSPOT RETURNS
Late last month, the biggest sunspot in nearly 25 years crossed the face of the sun, blasting Earth's upper atmosphere with dozens of solar flares. Its name was AR2192, and now it's back.
Mali quarantines dozens as second Ebola outbreak spreads in country
More than 90 people including U.N. peacekeepers were quarantined across Mali's capital on Wednesday after a 25-year-old nurse died of Ebola having treated a Guinea man who succumbed with Ebola-like symptoms that were not recognized.
Earthquake shakes Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas
People reported feeling the ground shake Wednesday afternoon in Rogers, Fort Smith, Fayetteville, Little Rock, Bentonville and East Siloam Springs.
The National Weather Service in Tulsa reported an earthquake was felt in its office. There were some reports of damage.