19 Apr 2018

Criminal Referral Issued For Comey, Clinton, Lynch And McCabe; Rosenstein Recusal Demanded
Eleven GOP members of Congress led by Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) have written a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Attorney John Huber, and FBI Director Christopher Wray – asking them to investigate former FBI Director James Comey, Hillary Clinton and others – including FBI lovebirds Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, for a laundry list of potential crimes surrounding the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Barbarossa 2.0: Deutschland to Triple Number of Troops in Drills Near Russia
The German magazine Focus, is reporting that Germany will triple its troop commitments to NATO on Russia’s borders.

Highlights from Independence Day torch-lighting ceremony
The event began with a dramatization of the people of Israel receiving the Torah on Mount Sinai as well as a scene of the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. In another scene, a Jewish mother and her children were seen wearing the yellow Star of David during the Holocaust.

New York Times Greets Israel’s 70th With Piece Claiming 1948 Was ‘Catastrophe’
The New York Times is marking Israel’s 70th birthday with an op-ed piece describing the Jewish state’s creation as a “catastrophe.” The article also offers a historically false account of events in Haifa in 1948.

Earthquake Rattles Iran’s Only Nuclear Power Plant
An earthquake of at least 5.5 magnitude has struck in southern Iran, just 60 miles from the country’s only nuclear power plant near the city of Bushehr. Earthquakes of magnitude 5 or higher can have significant damage. The USGS website says that though no casualties have been reported so far, they are possible in an earthquake of this size.

Syrian Kurds: We captured terrorist who planned 9/11 attacks
A Syrian-born German national accused of helping to plan the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States has been detained by Kurdish forces in Syria, a senior Kurdish commander told AFP on Wednesday. “Mohammed Haydar Zammar has been arrested by Kurdish security forces in northern Syria and is now being interrogated,” the top official said, but did not provide further details.

Trump ‘will walk out’ if North Korea talks not fruitful
US President Donald Trump says that if his planned talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are not fruitful he will “walk out”. At a joint news conference, he and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe said maximum pressure must be maintained on North Korea over nuclear disarmament. Mr Abe is at the president’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida for talks.

German police investigate anti-Semitic attack in Berlin
German police are investigating an assault on two young men in Berlin, in which the attacker was filmed shouting anti-Semitic abuse. The men say they were harassed in the Prenzlauer Berg area on Monday while wearing Jewish skullcaps (kippahs). A video of the incident, which was later shared on Facebook, shows the attacker hitting the men with his belt.

Cuba nominates Castro replacement Miguel Díaz-Canel
Cuba’s parliament has picked Raúl Castro’s right-hand man, Miguel Díaz-Canel, as the sole candidate to succeed him, ending the family’s long rule. Mr Castro took over as president from his ailing brother Fidel in 2006. An improvement in relations with the US which began under Barack Obama has been partially reversed since Donald Trump entered the White House.

Drought Returns to Huge Swaths of U.S., Fueling Fears of a Thirsty Future
Less than eight months after Hurricane Harvey pelted the Texas Gulf Coast with torrential rainfall, drought has returned to Texas and other parts of the West, Southwest and Southeast, rekindling old worries for residents who dealt with earlier waves of dry spells and once again forcing state governments to reckon with how to keep the water flowing.

Miami among cities at risk from yellow fever spread : study
Miami is at risk of a deadly yellow fever outbreak because the disease could thrive there but the city has no checks on travelers arriving from endemic zones, a study to be published by the World Health Organization showed. Yellow fever is spread by the same mosquito that causes Zika virus, which spread through the Americas after being detected in Brazil in 2015 and has been reported in southern Florida and southern Texas.

Assad steps up efforts to crush last besieged enclaves
The Syrian government on Thursday stepped up its efforts to retake the opposition’s last besieged enclaves, as rebels prepared to withdraw from one and a newspaper reported an ultimatum against another. President Bashar al-Assad scored a major victory this month by retaking eastern Ghouta, the biggest rebel stronghold near Damascus, putting his forces in by far their strongest position since the early months of the seven-year-old civil war.

Israel and the Secret of 70
The number 70 was singled out for special attention in ways that make this Yom HaAtzmaut particularly meaningful.

A white farmer is murdered by blacks every FIVE days in South Africa, and not one thing is done about it
Activists say South African authorities are tacitly approving attacks on the country’s white farmers, with one being murdered every five days, and the police turning a blind eye to the violence.

New viruses, superbugs found in study of New York house mice
House mice don’t carry door keys, but they can freely enter any residence in New York City, from low-rent studios to penthouse suites.

A 24-fold rise in organ transplants from drug overdose donors
As the opioid epidemic has skyrocketed in the United States, a rise in the number of drug overdose deaths has contributed to a rise in organ transplants, made possible by overdose-death donors, across the country.

Exorcism: Vatican course opens doors to 250 priests
As many as 250 priests from 50 countries have arrived in Rome to learn how to identify demonic possession, to hear personal accounts from other priests and to find out more about the rituals behind expelling demons.

Easy access to black magic and Satanism via Internet increases exorcism demand
Easy access to black magic and Satanism via the Internet has led to an increase in demand for exorcisms, delegates at an annual course on exorcism at the Vatican have heard.

WATCH: Syrian Boy Claims He Was Recruited to Stage Chemical Attack
A Syrian boy claims he unwittingly participated in faking a chemical weapons attack in Douma, which prompted a coalition airstrike from British, French and US forces last week.

STUNNING! 94% of Immigrants in US Federal Prisons, Over 35,000 Individuals, Are Criminal Illegal Aliens (VIDEO)
94% of immigrants in US federal prisons — over 35,000 individuals — are criminal illegal aliens.

Mexico Agrees To Pay For Wall
Southern neighbor offers wall in exchange for closing NAFTA loophole

Study: Almost 90% of Refugees Still Not Working After 2 Years in The Netherlands
A recent study found that almost 90% of refugees are still not working after 2 1/2 years in The Netherlands.