26 May 2018

NATO ships dock in Israel’s Haifa port ahead of joint exercises
The British HMS Duncan and Spanish frigate Victoria, commissioned by NATO forces, docked in Israel’s Haifa port ahead of joint exercises. This is the first time that the Spanish frigate has docked in an Israeli port, the IDF’s Spokesperson’s Unit said Friday. The anchoring of the ships will include a meeting between senior naval officers and a meeting between senior NATO officers and their Israeli counterparts as well as a joint NATO-Israel naval exercise.

In French poll, majority say Zionism is a Jewish conspiracy
Zionism is a Jewish conspiracy meant to manipulate Western societies to benefit Jews. That’s the belief of a majority of 1,007 French respondents to a poll about the Jewish nationalist movement. Some 53 percent of the respondents…agreed with the statement that “Zionism is an international organization that seeks to influence the world and societies to the Jews’ benefit,” the Union of Jewish Students in France, or UEJF, said in a report this week…

Hezbollah’s Nasrallah: If there will be a war with Israel – we will win
Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the terrorist organization Hezbollah, spoke out on television to mark the 18th anniversary of Israeli withdrawal from south Lebanon. In 2000, Israel unilaterally pulled out of southern Lebanon where for nearly 20 years it maintained a security zone…Claiming that Hezbollah does not seek a confrontation with Israel, Nasrallah went on to say that he’s confident Hezbollah will win should a war with Israel break out…

Trump says ‘productive’ talks held on reinstating N Korea summit
US President Donald Trump says “very productive talks” have been held with North Korea on reinstating the summit with leader Kim Jong-un. In a tweet, Mr Trump said the meeting could still take place on 12 June in Singapore “and if necessary will be extended beyond that date”. He cancelled the summit on Thursday, blaming the North’s “open hostility”.

Irish abortion referendum: Exit polls suggest landslide for repeal
Counting has started in the Irish abortion referendum, hours after exit polls suggested a landslide vote in favour of liberalising the law. Polls by The Irish Times and RTÉ suggested about 69% voted to repeal a part of the constitution that effectively bans terminations. One of the main anti-abortion campaigns has already conceded defeat.

Cyclone Mekunu kills girl of 12 in Oman
Cyclone Mekunu has hit southern Oman with high winds and rain, killing a 12-year-old girl and leaving three other people injured, officials say. The girl died after wind swept her against a wall, police say. State TV showed large areas of flooding in Dhofar and al-Wusta provinces, with dozens of vehicles submerged.

Subtropical Storm Alberto to strengthen over next 48 hours
Subtropical storm Alberto is moving slowly and erratically over the northwestern Caribbean Sea and is expected to strengthen gradually over the next 48 hours as it heads to the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory on Friday. The storm is located about 100 miles (160 km) south-south east of Cozumel, Mexico, packing maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph), the Miami-based weather forecaster said.

Exclusive Video: Vice President Pence Tells Pastors: ‘Share The Gospel!’
In a last second surprise appearance before a pastors conference in Washington DC, Vice President Mike Pence outlined how the Trump administration has championed causes important to the evangelical community and implored them to continue to, “share the good news of Jesus Christ.”..“Keep preaching the good news. Keep preaching in season and out of season as the Bible says. Always be prepared to give a reason for the hope that you have,” he continued.

Iranian FM caught chanting ‘death to US, UK, Israel’
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, considered a moderate by many, was caught on tape Thursday joining a crowd in a chant calling for the destruction of Iran’s enemies—among them the US, UK and Israel. The chant broke out after a speech delivered by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei held in Tehran.

Report: Suspected Israeli strike targets Hezbollah in Syria
A Syrian war-monitoring group says suspected Israeli strikes hit a military base overnight in central Syria that houses Lebanon’s terrorist Hezbollah group alongside other factions allied with the government in Damascus. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday that it’s not clear if there are any casualties in the strikes on the Dabaa air base in central Homs province.

U.S. warns Syria of ‘firm’ measures for ceasefire violations
The United States warned Syria on Friday it would take “firm and appropriate measures” in response to ceasefire violations, saying it was concerned about reports of an impending military operation in a de-escalation zone in the country’s southwest. Washington also cautioned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against broadening the conflict.

Chinese fighter jets complete night landings on carrier, live-fire drills
Chinese fighter pilots have carried out night landings on the country’s first aircraft carrier, the official China Daily reported on Saturday, the latest demonstration of military muscle as Beijing’s pushes to modernize its armed forces. Pilots flying J-15 jets landed at night on the Liaoning, the official paper said, citing a video posted by China’s navy. It said this was a complex maneuver that marked a “huge leap towards gaining full combat capability”.

Trump eases firing of federal workers, cracks down on unions
President Donald Trump on Friday signed three executive orders designed to make it easier to fire federal government workers and to crack down on the unions that represent them… Administration officials said the orders would give government agencies greater ability to remove employees with “poor” performance, get “better deals” in union contracts and require federal employees with union responsibilities to spend less time on union work.

This Is How Amazon’s Alexa Records And Shares Private Conversations Without Your Permission
As it turns out, the scandal over Amazon’s Alexa voice-controlled personal assistant recording and sharing private conversations both with hackers and with people on the users’ contact list is much more serious than the company had feared.

Some U.S. websites go dark across Europe
Websites for the Los Angeles Times, the New York Daily News and others in the U.S. went dark across Europe on Friday as a new set of data privacy rules was imposed.

Mussels off the coast of Seattle test positive for opioids
As more and more American communities grapple with opioid addiction, the human toll of the epidemic has grown in both scope and severity. And now, scientists at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife have found evidence that drug’s impact has literally flowed downstream to affect marine life, as well.

Pedo Programming Exposed: ‘Show Dogs’ Pulled From Theaters Over Claims It Groomed Children for Sexual Abuse
…she, her husband and mother all picked up on the movie’s not-so-hidden message, but was surprised when her daughter said her favorite part was when Max had his privates touched and went to his “zen place.”

CAIR Official Calls on US Government to Investigate American Jews Who Join IDF
A top official at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said last month that the US government’s Countering Violent Extremism program should investigate young American Jews who enlist in the Israel Defense Forces.

Soros spends big in California’s DA races in bid to reshape criminal justice system
New York billionaire George Soros is leading a campaign to reshape the nation’s criminal justice system — and targeting with cash four of the 56 district attorney positions in California up for grabs June 5.

Facebook accused of conducting mass surveillance through its apps
Facebook used its apps to gather information about users and their friends, including some who had not signed up to the social network, reading their text messages, tracking their locations and accessing photos on their phones, a court case in California alleges.

Over 300 homes destroyed after big cracks appear in Uganda
Over 300 homes have been destroyed after several big cracks opened in Uganda’s Namisinfwa district over the past couple of days.

Tropical Storm Alberto may form this weekend, National Hurricane Center says 90% chance of first named storm
There’s a 90 percent chance a subtropical or tropical cyclone will form in the central or eastern Gulf of Mexico this weekend, the National Hurricane Center said. The main threat for Florida is heavy rainfall, tornadoes and rip currents, the National Hurricane Center said.

Bezos the SPY master: Amazon now powering facial recognition surveillance technology for police
It’s time for Americans to stop what they’re doing, have a look around, and ask themselves the following question: Are we still living in the United States of America, or are we living in some kind of science fiction novel where the government knows more about us than we’d like them to know? At times, the difference between the two isn’t immediately obvious.

Aerial video shows rain, hail flooding Colorado street,…
Incredible video shows something you don’t see everyday: a hail flood. Video posted by Denver7 shows rain and hail flooding a street in Fort Collins, Colorado. The fast moving storms caused heavy flooding in the area near Colorado State University. Cars are seen stuck in the flood waters, swamped by heavy hail on top of the high water levels.

Salmon caught near Seattle overloaded with antidepressants, cocaine and more
Humans aren’t the only animal with a thirst for drugs. Frightening new research reveals that Puget Sound salmon tested positive for more than 80 different drugs, including cocaine, antidepressants and a litter of other drugs used by people.

Catholic Student Punished For Promoting Catholic Marriage At Catholic University
The vice president of student affairs at Providence College has issued a restraining order against a student for posting flyers that educate students on traditional Catholic marriage, The Ocean State Current reported Wednesday.

Obama Netflix Show About Training Leaders
Former president Barack Obama said Wednesday that his upcoming Netflix shows are “training the next generation of leaders” at a conference in Las Vegas.

Media Silent on Two Huge Vaccine Scandals
Some lies are so big, many people can’t accept the fact that they’re lies. Their minds are boggled. “No,” they say, “that couldn’t be.” But yes, that could be, and is. Two giant vaccine scandals are in progress at the moment.