Bolton lands in Israel ahead of Sunday’s meeting with Netanyahu
US National Security Advisor John Bolton landed in Israel on Saturday and is expected to meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday during a special summit meeting in which regional security concerns will be discussed. The meeting will also include Russian Secretary of the Security Council Nikolai Patrushev and high-ranking Israeli security officials. Making it a summit in which Israel will present its views, and listen to, both Russia and the US.
Hong Kong extradition bill: Police brutality inquiry ruled out
Hong Kong Justice Secretary Teresa Cheng has rejected calls to investigate police brutality during ongoing mass protests in the Chinese territory. However, she did apologise for the Hong Kong government’s handling of the extradition bill which is at the root of the unrest. Police vowed a “stringent” response to the latest protest, when their headquarters was besieged for 15 hours.
Russia suspends flights to Georgia after violent clashes
President Vladimir Putin has temporarily banned Russian airlines from flying to Georgia following a spate of violent unrest in the country. He signed the decree – which will be implemented from 8 July – on Friday. It came after some 240 people were hurt a day earlier in protests that were ignited by the appearance of a Russian MP in Georgia’s parliament.
EU warns Turkey of sanctions for Cyprus drilling
The EU has threatened to impose sanctions on Turkey if it continues “illegal drilling” in waters near Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean. The warning came at an EU summit in Brussels. EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker called Turkey’s actions “totally unacceptable”. Turkey launched a second drilling ship – the Yavuz – on Thursday for natural gas and oil prospecting off Cyprus.
US-Iran: Airlines re-route flights after drone incident
A number of airlines are cancelling flights or re-routing them away from Iran after a US drone was shot down in the Strait of Hormuz. Iran confirmed it had shot down the drone, saying it had violated Iranian airspace. The US denies this. The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an emergency order prohibiting US airlines from flying over the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman.
Cuba Ration Lines Grow Tense as Economy Flails
A 91-year-old former comrade of Cuba’s late dictator Fidel Castro recently startled Cubans when he announced government plans to breed ostriches to help feed the masses. Comandante Guillermo García raved on Cuba’s main TV news show about the giant flightless bird, “which produces more [meat] than a cow.” The comandante, who runs some of Cuba’s cattle-breeding operations, also extolled the meat of the hutia, a giant rodent…as better than beef.
Mysterious white spheres spotted above KC
Kansas Citians had their eyes to the sky Thursday evening, trying to get a glimpse of two mysterious white, spherical objects floating over the city. The National Weather Service of Kansas City brought attention to the matter just before 8 p.m. and posted a photo to Twitter, adding it had “no explanation” for the small orbs.
Review: Google Chrome has become surveillance software. It’s time to switch.
You open your browser to look at the web. Do you know who is looking back at you?…My tests of Chrome versus Firefox unearthed a personal data caper of absurd proportions. In a week of web surfing on my desktop, I discovered 11,189 requests for tracker “cookies” that Chrome would have ushered right onto my computer, but were automatically blocked by Firefox.
UK court orders forced abortion for disabled woman
A British judge has authorized doctors to perform an abortion on a pregnant Catholic woman with developmental disabilities and a mood disorder, despite the objections of the woman’s mother and the woman herself. The woman is 22 weeks pregnant…“I have to operate in [her] best interests, not on society’s views of termination,” Lieven explained, arguing that her decision is in the best interest of the woman.
Researchers Trying To Figure Out Why So Many Dolphins Are Dying Along The Gulf Coast
Scientists are puzzled by a disturbing trend in the waters along four Gulf Coast states. Almost 300 dead and dying dolphins have washed ashore since February. Off the coast of St. Petersburg, Erin Fougeres with NOAA Fisheries took CBS News out on their dolphin research vessel. We found a pod of eight or nine dolphins, all healthy, swimming a half-mile from shore.
Iran says it will respond firmly to any U.S. threat as tension spikes
Iran said on Saturday it would respond firmly to any U.S. threat against it, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, amid escalating tension between Tehran and Washington over the shooting down of an unmanned U.S. drone by the Islamic Republic. On Thursday, an Iranian missile destroyed a U.S. Global Hawk surveillance drone. Tehran said the drone was shot down over its territory and Washington said it had occurred in international airspace.
Pope Calls for New Catholic Theological Curriculum – Teaching Students to View Muslims as Brothers
Pope calls on faithful to be as blind to real life dangers as he is. This guy is a continued clown show. When he’s not pushing global warming and open borders, he’s pushing partnership and brotherhood with Islam. God save your church!
Democrats Legalize Abortion Up Until Birth in Rhode Island
Democrats in Rhode Island have legalized abortions up until the point of birth in the state.
Madonna: Something ‘Poetic and Sometimes Sexual’ About Jesus Hanging on the Cross
Left-wing pop star Madonna claimed in an interview this week with Australian television presenter Andrew Denton that there’s something “sexual” about seeing Jesus Christ “practically naked” hanging on the cross.
High School Mulls Spending $600,000 To Remove George Washington Murals Because They ‘Traumatize’ Students
A high school in San Francisco is now weighing three options to get rid of what they consider a terribly politically incorrect set of murals of America’s first president, George Washington.
Fatality No. 10: Bride Dies Upon Return From Honeymoon in Punta Cana
Tragically, the number of mysterious American deaths in the Dominican Republic has reached double digits.
JUST IN: ICE to Begin Pre-Dawn Immigration Raids in 10 Major US Cities on Sunday
ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) is set to begin raids with court-ordered removals in 10 cities beginning Sunday.
Missouri won’t renew Planned Parenthood’s license, jeopardizing legal abortions in state
Planned Parenthood of St. Louis said Friday Missouri’s department of health will not be renewing their license to perform abortions, bringing the state one step closer to becoming the first with no legal abortion access since Roe v. Wade.
Palestinians say 7 wounded in riots along Gaza border
Several thousand Palestinians took part Friday in the weekly protests along the Gaza Strip border, with hundreds rioting, throwing explosive devices and stones at Israeli troops, who responded with tear gas and occasional live fire.
Bernie Sanders reaffirms that illegal immigrants should be covered under universal health care
Sen. Bernard Sanders on Friday reaffirmed that illegal immigrants living in the United States would be covered under his vision for universal government-run health care.
Deepfake Technology Can Put Words in ANYONE’S Mouth – Even YOURS
Did you know that technology exists that can create images of people that are not real? And, did you know that technology exists that can make those “people” talk?
COMMUNIST UTOPIA: Cuba Rations All Meat, Government Urges Residents to Eat ‘Giant Rodents’
Cuba’s struggling economy continued to falter in recent days; prompting government officials to regulate meat rations and other consumer goods as the communist nation’s food supplies dwindle.
Kenai Peninsula Borough In Southern Alaska Opens Government Meeting With Invocation Prayer Of ‘Hail Satan’ Delivered By Satanic Temple Worker
The members of the Satanic Temple want you to know that modern-day satanism has nothing to do with the Devil or Satan, and is really a fight for social justice and equality in America. They repeat this manta endlessly in the hopes you will believe it, but like every other thing of the Devil, it’s a lie. So why are we suddenly seeing the rise of open satanism now? There’s a very good and biblical reason behind it. We are entering the last days warned of in scripture.
Trump confirms he called off retaliatory Iran attack ‘10 minutes before the strike’
President Trump confirmed early Friday that he called off a retaliatory attack on Iran in response to the downing of a U.S. drone “10 minutes before the strike,” saying the number of expected casualties was not “proportionate” to what Tehran did.
‘Unmatched Wickedness’: Tribunal Confirms Longstanding Allegations of Organ Harvesting by China
The Chinese regime is killing prisoners of conscience and carving out their organs for transplant, a panel of lawyers and experts have found after a yearlong investigation. The independent people’s tribunal, in its final judgment (pdf) delivered in London on June 17, said there was clear evidence that forced organ harvesting has taken place in China for years “on a significant scale.”