10 Mar 2018

Arab German security guards besiege Israeli tourist stand in Berlin
A group of German security guards, who were assigned to protect the the world’s largest tourism trade fair in Berlin, harassed an Israeli booth on Thursday, screaming pro-Palestinian slogans that called for the destruction of the Jewish state. The three security guards at Internationale Tourismusboerse were of Arab origin, according to witness accounts… The men yelled “Free Palestine” and “Freedom for Palestine.”

US steel tariffs: Germany’s Merkel calls for EU exemption
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for the European Union to be exempted from new US tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. “The best option would be [for the EU] to be excluded,” she told business leaders gathered in Munich. Ms Merkel warned that no one could win a “race to the bottom” and said the tariffs risked “hurting everyone”.

Italy elections: Populists Salvini and Di Maio vow tax cuts
The leaders of the two largest parties to emerge from Sunday’s general election in Italy have talked up their economic plans in a bid to win support. Matteo Salvini of the anti-illegal migrant League promised to defy Brussels by cutting taxes and a top figure in the anti-establishment Five Star Movement also mooted tax cuts. President Sergio Mattarella has called for “a sense of responsibility”.

Saudi Arabia nears Typhoon jet deal with BAE
Saudi Arabia has moved closer to a deal to buy 48 Typhoon fighter jets, UK aerospace giant BAE Systems has said. A memorandum of intent on the deal was signed after Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson. BAE Systems said the signing was “a positive step towards agreeing a contract for our valued partner”.

Syria war: Jaish al-Islam to evacuate number of Eastern Ghouta fighters
Syrian rebel group Jaish al-Islam has agreed to evacuate jihadist fighters being held in its prisons in besieged Eastern Ghouta, a statement says. The group says the decision was made in consultation with a delegation that entered with a UN aid convoy. The Syrian government has stepped up efforts in retake the rebel-held enclave in recent weeks, leading to more than 900 reported civilian deaths.

Record Number of Americans Employed
The number of employed Americans has now broken eight records, most recently in February, since President Donald Trump took office. 155,215,000 Americans were employed in February, 785,000 more than last month’s record 154,430,000, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday. The number of employed Black Americans hit a record high of 19,087,000 last month, and a record 72,530,000 women 16 and older were counted as employed.

Armed Men Raid Iranian Embassy in London
Early reports said the raiders are four men who have opened their way into the embassy premises, while threatening people on the scene with machetes and baseball bats. The London Police have reportedly deployed around the embassy but took no action in the first couple of hours after the attack. The slogans chanted by the raiders indicate that they are members of Sadeq Shirazi Shiite extremist sect, supported by London.

Religious-Zionist rabbi: LGBT culture is a ‘spreading sickness’
Religious-Zionist rabbi Yehoshua Shapira called the LGBT culture “a spreading sickness” earlier this week, raising ire among LGBT groups and politicians. Shapira, the head of the hesder yeshiva in Ramat Gan, is one of the prominent members of the Tkuma party, which presented its new “Jewish Israel” platform under the tagline “Religionization is Us” on Tuesday, committing among other things to oppose any recognition of same-sex couples.

China eyes ‘black tech’ to boost security as parliament meets
At a highway check point on the outskirts of Beijing, local police are this week testing out a new security tool: smart glasses that can pick up facial features and car registration plates, and match them in real-time with a database of suspects. The AI-powered glasses, made by LLVision, scan the faces of vehicle occupants and the plates, flagging with a red box and warning sign to the wearer when any match up with a centralized “blacklist”.

College Student Barred From Class For Claiming There Are Only Two Genders
A student who attends Indiana University of Pennsylvania was barred from a religious studies course that he needed to complete in order to graduate after stating the fact that there are only two genders.

UMD Celebrates Trans Friendly Pronouns
The University Of Maryland celebrated “Pronoun Pronouncement Day” Wednesday in response to a growing transgender celebration movement that has swept across the university.

Costco Selling Doomsday Kits
It’s not a very controversial stance to say that Costco is one of the happiest places on earth. Where else can you get free samples, a kayak, diamonds, and hundreds of coffee pods all in one place? But now, it might be safe to say that Costco may also be one of the wokest places on earth.

Third Coastal Storm in 10 Days Could Affect the East Coast Early Next Week
March is off to a roaring start for the East Coast with two strong coastal storms in five days and another potential one looming for early next week. First was Winter Storm Riley, which brought destructive winds, heavy snow and severe coastal flooding to the Northeast late last week. Now Winter Storm Quinn will continue to dump heavy snow on the Northeast Thursday.

Shock in Milwaukee over ‘cluster’ outbreak of HIV and syphilis, including babies and teens
An outbreak of sexually transmitted disease is hitting the Milwaukee area, and an alarming percentage of the patients are teenagers.

Former Syrian general: Iran testing chemical weapons in Syria
Top Syrian defector says Iran developing missiles with chemical warheads ‘to be used in Syria – but also for operations across the border.’

Calif. Public School Caught Working With Islamic Terror Front Group
A federal judge ordered the San Diego Unified School District on Tuesday to hand over evidence detailing its correspondence with the Council on American-Islamic Relations about the implementation of a controversial anti-Islamophobia bullying initiative at San Diego public schools.

Report: Millions Converting to Christianity in China
China’s on track to contain the world’s largest Christian population thanks to a surge in underground house churches and state-sanction places of worship, according to the Council of Foreign Relations.

Some Women Have Little Penises, Says Scottish Church
“Some men have vaginas and some women have penises,” claims the Church of Scotland.

Records sought to reveal whether Carter Center funding terror
The American Center for Law and Justice is asking the State Department for records related to former President Jimmy Carter’s Carter Center, to determine whether the activist organization channeled taxpayer funds to terrorist organizations. Carter, whose support for the Palestinians’ ruling Fatah and Hamas movements is well known, may have violated federal law, according to ACLJ.

Couple Who Refused to Tell Foster Kids Easter Bunny Is Real Had Charter Rights Violated
An Ontario couple whose two young foster children were removed from their home because they refused to tell the kids the Easter Bunny was real had their charter rights violated, a court has ruled.