Switzerland: “Creeping EU Accession”
The EU is now pressing Switzerland to sign a comprehensive “framework agreement” that would require Bern to cede even more sovereignty to Brussels. The EU, for instance, wants Switzerland to subject itself to the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice (ECJ). If Switzerland complies with the demand, the ECJ would outrank the Swiss Supreme Court as the final arbiter of legal disputes in the country.
IDF opens Operation Northern Shield, destroying Hezbollah tunnel from Lebanon
The IDF destroyed a Hezbollah tunnel that penetrated into Israeli territory south of the Lebanese village of Kfar Kila, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit announced in a statement Tuesday, launching Operation Northern Shield to protect Israel from cross-border tunnels dug by Hezbollah. The Lebanese army was placed on high alert following the IDF’s announcement.
Iran announces new weapons and cyber army, ships arms to Hezbollah
The US accused Iran of launching a new missile on Saturday while Tehran boasted it had developed a “radar evading stealth” warship. The two incidents are linked to increased Iranian activity, including a flight to Beirut that allegedly brought arms for Hezbollah, and Tehran’s claims it has pioneered a new cyber army. It shows that Iran is serious about challenging adversaries on sea, land, in the air and online, in a full court press designed to keep the region on alert for Tehran’s next move.
Macron Folds: France Suspends Fuel Tax Hike After “Yellow Vest” Riots
With his popularity rating at record lows (recent polls put it at around 26%, on par with Hollande), his capital city burning and the populists he defeated during his stunning electoral victory last year making serious electoral inroads, French President Emmanuel Macron finally caved, and on Tuesday ordered a six month suspension of planned ‘fuel taxes’ which spurred widespread and destructive protests across France over the past three weeks.
Report highlights growing funding, scope of China’s overseas influence tactics
“In light of growing evidence of China’s interference in various sectors of American government and society, we propose three broad principles that should serve as the basis for protecting the integrity of American institutions [and] core American values, norms, and laws,” a report authored by dozens of scholars under the aegis of the Hoover Institution said.
IDF says found Hezbollah terror tunnel, first of Operation Northern Shield
The IDF destroyed a Hezbollah tunnel that penetrated into Israeli territory south of the Lebanese village of Kfar Kila, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit announced in a statement Tuesday. The tunnel, the first discovered in Operation Northern Shield, did not represent a threat to Israel’s security, the IDF said.
UNSC to meet on Iranian ballistic missile test
The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday is set to hold closed door consultations on Iran’s test over the weekend of a medium-range ballistic missile… UNSC members France and Great Britain requested the meeting, which will be held in New York. “France is concerned about Iran’s mid-range ballistic missile test…It condemns this provocative and destabilizing action,” France’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll said…
France fuel protests: PM Philippe to halt fuel tax rise
The French government will suspend a fuel tax rise which has led to weeks of violent protests, the PM has said. Edouard Philippe told ruling party MPs he would present “gestures of appeasement” in a TV address to prevent the situation from deteriorating. The protests have hit major French cities, causing considerable damage for the past three weekends.
ISIS Group’s NYC New Year’s Threat: ‘Harvest Them with Silencers and Snipers’
An ISIS-supporting media group threatened New York City attacks for New Year’s with suggested tactics including snipers and package bombs. The latest threat circulated online follows other message from jihadists that have specifically cited Jan. 1 in calling for attacks. One poster distributed online in mid-November superimposed a masked jihadist wielding a bloody knife over a collage of images from the 2016 Berlin Christmas market attack.
UN climate chief has solution to ‘urgent’ climate threat: ‘We require deep transformations of our economies and societies’
In a rare intervention, presidents of previous UN climate summits issued a joint statement as the talks got underway, calling on states to take “decisive action… to tackle these urgent threats”. “The impacts of climate change are increasingly hard to ignore,” said the statement, a copy of which was obtained by AFP. “We require deep transformations of our economies and societies.”
Nasa admits ‘tiny super-intelligent’ aliens may have ALREADY visited Earth – and says some UFO sightings ‘cannot be explained or denied’
A NASA scientist admits that it’s entirely possible aliens have already visited Earth – and we simply never noticed. The space expert also noted that not all UFO sightings can be “explained or denied”, and said scientists should be more open-minded about the possibility of alien visitors. Nasa has long been investing in SETI, the “search for extraterrestrial intelligence” – better known as aliens.
HAVE A NICE TRIP Oregon is close to becoming the first US state to legalise magic mushrooms
MAGIC mushrooms could soon be legalised in one US state after officials took a step closer to a potential ballot on the issue. Oregon’s Secretary of State approved the language needed for the ballot which means those in favour of decriminalising the psychedelic drug now need to get 117,578 signatures. If they reach that target it could go to a vote in the 2020 general election, CNN reports.
Some 1,800 aftershocks have been measured since Friday’s 7.0 earthquake in Alaska
Small aftershocks continued Monday from Friday’s 7.0 earthquake, with more than 1,800 measured by early evening. A total of 153 measured greater than 3.0, 18 were at 4.0 or greater and five were greater than 5.0, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center.
Tired of waiting for asylum, migrants from caravan breach U.S. border
Central American migrants stuck on the threshold of the United States in Mexico breached the border fence on Monday, risking almost certain detention by U.S. authorities but hoping the illegal entry will allow them to apply for asylum. Since mid-October, thousands of Central Americans, mostly from Honduras, have traveled north through Mexico toward the United States in a caravan, some walking much of the long trek.
Shi’ite rivalry paralyzes Iraq’s government
A growing rivalry between two powerful Shi’ite Muslim factions has paralyzed efforts to form a government in Iraq six months after an election… The two largest parliamentary groupings…one led by populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and the other by Iranian-backed militia leader Hadi al-Amiri – formed a tacit alliance in October when they picked a president and approved 14 out of 22 cabinet ministers.
Vladimir Putin Is Preparing For WW3: Will FORCE The West And Ukraine To Make Tough Choices
Russia’s president Vladimir Putin is actively preparing for a third world war. In his preparations are plans to make the West and Ukraine make choices that will be difficult, as he shows just how expensive it will be to wage a war against Russia.
Feminist theologians draft ‘A Women’s Bible,’ challenging male interpretations of Biblical women
A group of feminist theologians have come together to produce a draft of A Woman’s Bible, meant to counter traditional male interpretations of women characters in the Bible.
CONFIRMED: Iran Violates United Nations Treaty, Test Fires Multiple Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missiles
FROM WASHINGTON BEACON: Refuting Iranian claims that its illicit missile tests are defensive in nature, Trump administration Iran envoy Brian Hook vowed tough reprisals for Iran’s most recent missile tests, which are among the most provocative in recent memory.
Black South African leader says they have permission to kill whites
In this video by Katie Hopkins of TheRebel.media: “Land expropriation without compensation” means that black gangs, the ones currently carrying out brutal farm attacks, now have political permission to carry out murder and torture.”
Supreme Court Turns Down Challenge To The Border Wall
The U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up a challenge to President Donald Trump’s border wall Monday, which asserted that the administration violated the Constitution when it exempted border barrier projects from environmental regulations.
Walmart Getting Ready To Roll Out Autonomous Floor-Cleaning Robots To Replace Janitors, Shelf Stockers Next
For those of you who work at Walmart and constantly complain about how much you hate your job, we have good news. You may not have to do it much longer! Walmart is rolling out robots to clean the floors, robots to take inventory stock the shelves, and may soon be following Amazon’s lead with cashierless locations. So you no longer have to worry about Mexicans taking your jobs, the robots will be happy to do that.
UN passes 6 anti-Israel resolutions in one day, rejects Jewish ties to Jerusalem
Meanwhile, Israel continues to innovate and invent solutions that make the world a better place and alleviate misery and hunger.
Here We Go: Gun Control Advocates In California Now Want to Tax Semi-Automatic Firearms
California Assemblyman Marc Levine (D) has proposed a new gun control measure: taxing the sale of semi-automatic firearms and using the money to support gun violence prevention programs,
Emergency room promoting shocking practice
An advertisement being run on TVs in the emergency rooms of a health system in Canada, where those who are hurting, injured, depressed and suffering wait for help, is promoting … euthanasia.
Google now SPYING on students using classroom technology, while pretending to be “teaching” them
…Google is using school devices to spy on grade-school students in a way that would have certainly made Hitler’s Gestapo and Stalin’s KGB smile with glee:
Global warming data FAKED by government to fit climate change fictions
When drug companies are caught faking clinical trial data, no one is surprised anymore. When vaccine manufacturers spike their human trial samples with animal antibodies to make sure their vaccines appear to work, we all just figure that’s how they do business: lying, cheating, deceiving and violating the law.
Six MS-13 Gang Members Accused of Butchering Massachusetts Teen
Six members of the MS-13 gang are accused of butchering a Massachusetts teenager with a knife as if they were “chopping wood.”
Uganda: Muslim mob screaming “Allahu akbar” incites police to arrest six Christian pastors for “blasphemy”
Uganda doesn’t even have a law against blasphemy. But it seems as if everywhere in the world authorities are afraid to stand up to violent intimidation.