28 Feb 2018

Jerusalem embassy will bring war, warns grand mufti
A key Palestinian religious leader is warning that there will be war if the United States follows through on its announced plan to open an embassy in Jerusalem, which Washington now formally recognizes as Israel’s capital. The threat, according to Palestinian Media Watch, comes from Sheik Muhammad Hussein, the grand mufti of Jerusalem. Last week, the State Department announced the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem will open May 14, 2018, the 70th anniversary of Israel’s declaration of independence in 1948.

Reputed MS-13 defendants laugh, smile as slain teen’s family glares
Three members of the notorious Salvadoran gang MS-13 showed no remorse as they laughed and joked while the family of one the Long Island high school teenage girls they are accused of killing grimly looked on. Enrique Portillo and brothers Alexi Saenz and Jairo Saenz laughed, smiled and joked with each other as prosecutors said they were waiting to hear from the U.S. Justice Department about whether they can pursue the death penalty.

U.S. finds China aluminum foil imports dumped, subsidized
The U.S. Commerce Department said on Tuesday it had made a final determination that imports of aluminum foil from China are being sold in the United States at less than their fair value and producers are benefiting from subsidies from Beijing.

Sweden to host donors’ conference for UNRWA
A donors’ conference will be held next month to help fill a funding gap at the UN agency for “Palestinian refugees” in the wake of the U.S. cutting its aid to the agency, Sweden’s deputy UN ambassador said Tuesday, according to AFP. The U.S. recently announced it would cut some of its funding to UNRWA, citing a need to undertake a fundamental re-examination of the organization, both in the way it operates and the way it is funded.

United States may help expand Saudi nuclear capability
The Trump administration is in talks with Saudi Arabia over a deal that would allow Riyadh to enrich and reprocess uranium domestically in exchange for the US building nuclear reactors there. The negotiations appear pressing, as the White House directed US Energy Secretary Rick Perry to cancel planned travel to India for talks in London with his Saudi counterpart.

Report: Images reveal new Iranian military base outside Damascus
New satellite images of an area near the Syrian capital of Damascus show a new permanent military base which may house missiles capable of striking Israel, Fox News reported Wednesday. The images of the base, some 12 kilometers northwest of Damascus, were taken by ImageSat International (ISI) and shared with Fox. They show two recently constructed hangars which are similar in appearance to Iranian bases in Syria.

How Russia is using Syria as a military ‘guinea pig’
Russia’s deputy defense minister claimed Thursday that Moscow has tested over 600 new weapons and other military equipment in Syria since intervening in the conflict in 2015. “The chance to test in real combat can’t be overestimated,” Yuri Borisov asserted, adding that “customers have started queuing up for the arms that have proven themselves in [battle].”

Iran to host ‘Hourglass Festival’ to count down to Israel’s destruction
This coming April, Iran will host its first-ever International Hourglass Festival, dedicated exclusively to counting down to the “imminent collapse of the Zionist regime.” At a press conference announcing the festival on Tuesday, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the Secretary General of the International Conference on Supporting Palestinian Intifada, said that “the Islamic Republic won’t allow the Zionists to play with the security” of the Middle East.

Boris Johnson: Irish border row being exploited to stop Brexit
Boris Johnson has said the row over the border in Northern Ireland is being used to frustrate Brexit. The foreign secretary insisted there were “very good solutions” to avoid the need for a hard border. There is a stand-off on the issue with the EU publishing a legal draft of its Brexit withdrawal agreement.

Europe freezes as ‘Beast from the East’ arrives
Much of Europe has been blanketed in snow as cold weather spreads as far south as the Mediterranean coast. The cold spell, nicknamed “the Beast from the East” in the UK, is carrying freezing winds across the continent, and temperatures as low as -30C (-22F). At least 10 people have died since Monday, including many who were sleeping rough in cities.

N Korea ‘providing materials to Syria chemical weapons factories’
North Korea has been sending equipment to Syria that could be used to make chemical weapons, a UN report says. Some 40 previously unreported shipments were made between 2012 and 2017, the report found. Materials included acid-resistant tiles, valves and pipes. The report – yet to be released – said N Korean missile specialists had been seen at Syrian weapon-making centres.

Dow falls 299 points after Powell signals Fed will keep raising rates to contain inflation
U.S. stocks fell for the first time in four days Tuesday after comments from new Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell sent rates higher. The new chair signaled the central bank could hike rates more than three times this year in an effort to keep the economy from overheating, sparking anxiety among equity traders.

Russia Claims It Now Has Lasers To Shoot Satellites
Russian defense companies have created a plane-mounted laser that can hit satellites — at least according to an anonymous source quoted by Russian news agency Interfax. On Saturday, an Interfax report cited the source as saying that weapons maker Almaz-Antey has “completed work on the anti-satellite complex,” which includes the laser and associated ground control gear.

People in Sweden Now at Risk of Losing Access to Notes
People living in the world’s most cashless society may soon lose their access to notes and coins. To avoid that extreme scenario, Swedish cash-handling provider Loomis AB wants authorities to force banks and retailers to continue accepting cash. The warning follows similar calls from the Swedish central bank, which is worried that the rapid disappearance of cash will ultimately…undermine its task to promote a safe and efficient payment system.

Polish delegation heads to Israel for talks on Holocaust Law
A Polish delegation headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Bartosz Cichocki will arrive in Israel Wednesday to attempt to reach an understanding regarding the wording of the controversial Polish Holocaust Law which has sparked a diplomatic crisis between the two countries. The delegation will meet with a team headed by the Director-General of the Foreign Affairs Ministry Yuval Rotem on Thursday.

Oil to edge higher in 2018 as OPEC cuts help offset U.S. supply growth
Oil analysts expect the price of crude to rise steadily this year but remain in a tight band dictated by U.S. shale output growth on one side and OPEC supply restraint on the other, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday. The survey of 37 economists and analysts forecast Brent crude LCOc1 would average $63 a barrel in 2018, slightly higher than $62.37 projected in the previous month’s poll.

Government now looking to hire pagan priests
Move over Christians, there’s now a demand for pagan priests to help Wiccans and Druids behind bars. The British government is now taking out advertisements looking for seven pagan chaplains to minister across the nation. The part-time job pays the equivalent of up to $40,000 per year.

DEEP Voice AI Can Scan Vocal Cords In Seconds Then Say Anything In Your Voice
Chinese AI titan Baidu announced earlier this month it’s new ‘Deep Voice AI’ was now capable of cloning voices of individuals just by a few seconds of hearing the persons vocal cords in action.

River flooding: Cities brace for more damage after deadly storms
A new storm is expected to bring additional weather misery this week to areas struggling to recover from a relentless series of weekend storms and tornadoes. On Tuesday, downpours and gusty thunderstorms will drench areas from central Texas to central Arkansas and southern Tennessee, AccuWeather said.

Breaking: Possible Chemical Attack, 11 People Treated for Nose Bleeds, Burning Sensations after Suspicious Letter Opened at VA Base
At least 11 people were treated for nose bleeds and burning sensations after a suspicious letter was opened at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington on Tuesday afternoon.

Group Sues PA Over Noncitizen Voters
A conservative legal group is suing Pennsylvania for records that could show thousands of noncitizen residents registered to vote over the last two decades.

United Nations Boss Unveils New Global Mass Migration Policy: ‘No More Borders’
United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has announced new plans for global mass migration in which countries will need to “welcome” foreign migrants.The UN’s new policy is designed to teach people how “migration can benefit the world,” by allowing immigrants to “take jobs” local workers “cannot fill.”

Obama to Skip Billy Graham Memorial Services
Former President Barack Obama is not planning to attend memorial services for the late evangelist Rev. Billy Graham this week.

Norway to Spend $12.7M Upgrading ‘Doomsday’ Seed Vault
Norway plans to spend $12.7 million upgrading its “doomsday” seed vault, which was built 10 years ago to protect the world’s crops and plants from being wiped out in the event of a natural or man-made disaster, such as nuclear war or global warming.

Obama Admin Official Who Helped Anti-Trump Dossier Author Was Exec at Lobbying Firm for Russians Who Bought Uranium One
Jonathan M. Winer, the Obama State Department official who acknowledged regularly interfacing with the author of the controversial, largely discredited 35-page anti-Trump dossier, served as senior vice president of a firm that did lobbying work for Tenex, the U.S. subsidiary of Rosatom, the Russian state corporation headquartered in Moscow.

The Vatican Teams Up With Vogue And Versace To Display Rare Papal Vestments Of Mystery, Babylon The Great
Yahoo News reports that the Vatican’s culture minister joined Donatella Versace and Vogue’s Anna Wintour on Monday to offer sneak peek of ‘gorgeous Vatican liturgical vestments, jeweled miters and historic papal tiaras’ that will star in a spring exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

New Chicago ID Card Created For Illegal Aliens Will Be Accepted For Voter Registration
Leftists normalizing the crime of voting by non-citizens

BREAKING: Ingraham=> Sheriff’s Dept Told Broward Deputies NOT to Enter School Unless Their Body Cameras Were On 
On Monday night, Fox News’ Laura Ingraham revealed sources told her the Sheriff’s Dept instructed the Broward Deputies NOT to enter the school unless their body cameras were on. WOW.