A federal judge on Friday will consider imposing tougher rules on the U.S. government to ensure it reunites as many as 2,000 immigrant children with their parents by July 26.
The White House has ordered that a wider group of lawmakers have access to classified information about an informant the FBI used to investigate possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, the New York Times reported on Thursday, citing two American officials with knowledge of the decision.
A civil rights group asked a federal judge on Thursday to order the U.S. government to provide mental health counseling for the around 2,000 immigrant children separated from their parents by officials at the U.S.-Mexican border.
Republican and Democratic U.S. senators said on Thursday they want the government to reinstate penalties on ZTE Corp, despite a Trump administration agreement paving the way for an end of a ban on the Chinese telecommunications company.
Israel’s military said it had fired a missile at a drone that approached from Syria on Friday, and a witness on the Syrian side of the frontier said the aircraft had been brought down.
Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Moscow on Saturday. They are expected to discuss the Middle East, bilateral projects and the transfer of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
France will close the Eiffel Tower and mobilize 110,000 security staff as the weekend World Cup soccer final and Bastille Day festivities are expected to send hundreds of thousands of people into the streets, from Paris to the smallest of villages.
China’s trade surplus with the United States swelled to a record in June as its overall exports grew at a solid pace, a result that could further inflame a bitter trade dispute with Washington.
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More victims of domestic abuse and gang violence seeking safety in the U.S. could be turned away thanks to a Trump administration policy now formally in effect at the border ― including parents separated from their children.
Tariff threats on $200 billion in Chinese goods would hit close to home, impacting many household products, like appliances or televisions.
Guard against exploitation: that’s the message Chilean miners have offered the 12 Thai boys and their football coach following the harrowing ordeal of spending 18 days trapped in a cave.
A U.S. service member died on Thursday from wounds sustained in a combat operation in eastern Afghanistan, according to a brief statement from the Department of Defense.
Survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida file a federal lawsuit claiming authorities “failed to act.”
Quiet, confused and exhausted, 11 families who had been detained and separated after they were caught crossing the U.S. border illegally returned home Tuesday to Guatemala aboard a U.S. government-chartered flight that read “World Atlantic.” They lined up on the tarmac, shuffling – their shoelaces had been taken as a security precaution. U.S. immigration officials handed over paperwork in manila envelopes to Guatemalan officials. The immigrants walked single-file into a squat gray building at the country’s military base to be processed back into their country, along with dozens of others also deported. Tuesday’s flight was among the first containing families separated at the border under President Donald Trump’s contentious zero-tolerance policy. More than 2,300 children were separated from their families before a June 20 order stopping the practice.
A bomb killed at least 25 people and injured more than 30 Friday in southwestern Pakistan, in the day’s second attack on a political rally as fears of violence rise ahead of nationwide polls.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday that North Korea’s criticism of the United States after recent talks on denuclearization was part of its strategy and negotiations between them are on the “right track”.
An air strike on one of the last holdouts of the Islamic State group in Syria has killed 54 people, more than half of them civilians, a war monitor said on Friday.
Oil prices fell sharply on Wednesday on news that Libya was suddenly set to restore hundreds of thousands of barrels per day, and the U.S. struck a softer line on Iran sanctions.
Seven endangered black rhinos have died while being transported to a new wildlife reserve in Kenya, reports said. The dead animals were among 14 black rhinos being transported to Kenya’s biggest national park, Tsavo East, AFP news agency reports.
Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $4.7bn in damages to 22 women who alleged that its talc products caused them to develop ovarian cancer. A jury in the US state of Missouri initially awarded $550m in compensation and added $4.1bn in punitive damages.
An explosion at an industrial park in China’s Sichuan province has left 19 people dead and 12 others injured, officials said.
Germany has deported to Tunisia a man who once allegedly protected Osama Bin Laden and had been living in Germany with his family since 1997, despite a German court ruling against his deportation.
The rise of robots in manufacturing in Southeast Asia is likely to fuel modern slavery as workers who end up unemployed due to automation face abuses competing for a shrinking pool of low-paid jobs in a “race to the bottom”, analysts said on Thursday.
Starbucks will actually be increasing its plastic use. As it turns out, the new nitro lids that Starbucks is leaning on to replace straws are made up of more plastic than the company’s current lid/straw combination.
News – 7/13/2018
Syrian Locals Denounce Assad, Putin; Plead With Israel for Protection
video footage obtained by TPS shows hundreds of locals in recent days denouncing Assad and Russian President Vladimir Putin and gathering at the Syria-Israel border to ask for IDF protection against possible reprisals by the victorious forces.
Exclusive: PayPal closes French BDS media account
The giant US online payment service PayPal shut down the account of a major French boycott,sanctions, divestment (BDS) organization targeting Israel on Thursday, The Jerusalem Post has learned. PayPal’s services to Agence Media Palestine–the Paris-based BDS organization–now reads on the group’s website: “This recipient is currently unable to receive money.”
Lindsey Graham to Netanyahu: Assad and Iran are a package deal
Just to be clear: Without Iran/Hezbollah, Syria’s Assad would not be in power and would not have the ability to slaughter almost a half-million Syrians. Without Assad’s blessing, the flags of Hezbollah and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard would not be on Israel’s front door.”
Giuliani slams Strzok for refusing to admit different versions of Trump dossier
“Isn’t that called collusion or conspiracy to gin up a totally inappropriate, totally illegally wire based on national security? And doesn’t it taint the entire Russian probe?” Giuliani told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on “The Ingraham Angle.” “That’s a disgrace, [Special Counsel Robert] Mueller should be ashamed of himself. Those Democrats trying to protect that liar, Strzok, should be ashamed of themselves. And every FBI agent I know wants to see this guy drummed out of the bureau,” he said.
Netanyahu: Nationality bill is what the majority wants
“We will continue to protect the rights of the individual and the group, but the majority also has rights, and the majority rules,” the prime minister said at the annual memorial service to Ze’ev Jabotinsky. “The vast majority of the people want to ensure the Jewish character of our state for generations,” he asserted.
Majority of Conservatives Oppose All Immigration to the U.S
The majority of conservatives and nearly half of Republican voters say that they somewhat or strongly oppose all immigration to the United States. Just a few years since President Trump took his message of economic nationalism through fair trade and reduced immigration to the American people, the majority of conservative voters say they generally oppose immigration.
Gohmert: Watchdog Found Clinton Emails Were Sent To ‘Foreign Entity’
The Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) found an “anomaly on Hillary Clinton’s emails going through their private server, and when they had done the forensic analysis, they found that her emails, every single one except four, over 30,000, were going to an address that was not on the distribution list,” Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas said during a hearing with FBI official Peter Strzok. “It was going to an unauthorized source that was a foreign entity unrelated to Russia,” he added. Gohmert said the ICIG investigator, Frank Rucker, presented the findings to Strzok, but that the FBI official did not do anything with the information.
Reports: Air strike in eastern Syria kills at least 28 people
An air strike killed at least 28 people in an Islamic State-held area of eastern Syria near the border with Iraq, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday. The Syrian state news agency and the pro-Damascus al-Watan newspaper, in its online edition, said the U.S.-led coalition carried out the air strike near the town of Albu Kamal east of the Euphrates River.
Saudi Prince Alwaleed pledges support for crown prince’s reforms
Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who was detained for three months in an anti-corruption campaign under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, pledged support on Thursday for the young leader’s program of sweeping reforms. “I was honoured to meet with my brother HRH the Crown Prince and to discuss economic matters and the private sector’s future & role in #Vision2030 success,” he tweeted…
Putin, Trump to discuss Syrian deployment along Israel border
Russian President Vladimir Putin has begun…efforts ahead of the Helsinki summit next week with his US counterpart Donald Trump to formulate an agreement in Syria that will include removing Hezbollah and Iranian forces from the Syrian-Israeli border…Putin and Trump are likely to reach an agreement…about …Syrian forces on the border with Israel in the Golan Heights and about Iranian and Hezbollah forces vacating the area…
Donald Trump and Theresa May meet amid Brexit storm
Theresa May and Donald Trump are holding talks at her country retreat Chequers, following his controversial comments on the PM’s Brexit plan. In an interview with the Sun, Mr Trump said the PM’s plan would “probably kill” any trade deal with the US. But on Friday, he said he and Mrs May had “probably never developed a better relationship” than during this trip – his first to the UK as president.
Source of cosmic ‘ghost’ particle revealed
Ghost-like particles known as neutrinos have been puzzling scientists for decades. Part of the family of fundamental particles that make up all known matter, neutrinos hurtle unimpeded through the Universe, interacting with almost nothing. The majority shoot right through the Earth as though it isn’t even there, making them exceptionally difficult to detect and study.
Christians Under Attack in Nigeria
It’s one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a Christian. What’s going on right now in Nigeria is “pure genocide.”
Vatican: Priests Have ‘More Power Than God Himself’
…the priest brings Christ down from heaven, and renders Him present on our altar as the eternal Victim for the sins of man – not once but a thousand times! The priest speaks and lo! Christ the Eternal and Omnipotent God, bows His head in humble obedience to the priest’s command.
Coming up: Solar eclipse today, longest lunar eclipse in century and date with Mars later this month
People are in for a triple celestial treat this month with a solar eclipse and a lunar eclipse set to happen and Mars expected to come closest to Earth than it has in nearly two decades.
Pedophilia Included As ‘Sexual Orientation’ On New LGBT Pride Flag
Pedophiles are attempting to rebrand themselves as “MAPs” or “Minor Attracted Persons” in an effort to normalize pedophilia and gain acceptance in mainstream America by being included as part of the expanding LGBT+ community umbrella.
Irrefutable proof we are all being sprayed with poison: 571 tons of toxic lead ‘chemtrailed’ into America’s skies every year
America is being doused every minute of every day with the toxic heavy metal lead as it is burned in “avgas” — aviation gas, the fuel that powers most piston-driven aircraft (i.e. anything with a propeller). A grand total of 571 tons of lead are dumped each year into the air over our heads from aircraft alone, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
OUTBREAK ALERT: Viral Illness That Infects Children SPREAD In Virginia
A contagious virus which infects children is spreading through Virginia. Childcare providers and schools are sounding the alarms after several hundred cases of “hand, foot, and mouth” disease have sickened young kids.
Democratic Socialists Of America Endorse Rabid Anti-Semitic Candidate In Los Angeles
It’s amazing how the left wants to paint literally everyone on the right as a white supremacist neo-Nazi, when there is pretty much no one running for any kind of serious office that holds these views.
Joining ‘Soros Funded’ Antifa Is Now Illegal, Punishable By 15 Years In Prison
A new bill proposed in the U.S. House of Representatives named the “Unmasking Antifa Act of 2018” will make it a criminal offense to “committing certain offenses while in disguise” and make joining Antifa illegal.
Woman Found Dead in Anthony Weiner’s Trash Chute is Connected to George Soros
The woman who was discovered dumped in the trash chute of disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner’s New York home has been identified by police, with her connection to George Soros exposed.
Firefighters Suffer Neurological Damage After Contact With 5G Cell Towers
Firefighters in Sacramento, CA have reported neurological damage including memory problems and confusion after new generation 5G cell towers were installed outside their fire station.
Headlines – 7/13/2018
|May God’s Underground Church in America Arise
Posted: 13 Jul 2018 06:38 AM PDT
(By Bert Farias) Someone recently asked me what I see for America and the church’s future. Right now, I am seeing the beginning and mushrooming of an evolution of sorts concerning both the nation and the church. Not everything is as it appears. Here’s a powerful word from the Spirit of God that I’ve shared before: Do not look at the TV and larger media ministries to try to understand what I am doing in my body today. They have a part to play, but they are the visible to the eye veneer of the body that people see.
Those who are carnal and immature see the outward appearance and are impressed, thinking that these are the height of ministry and where the Spirit is concentrating today. But they are mistaken. See what I see, many small churches and ministries investing in relationships, walking in love, pouring their lives into each other; this is where the Spirit is moving today. There is a revolution taking place in my body, a revolution of relationships, discipleship, and love. This will affect whole communities and economies.” —John Fenn, Church Without Walls International. CONTINUE
|Alabama Man Takes Over Church Pulpit and Pulls Out Gun
Posted: 13 Jul 2018 06:32 AM PDT
An Alabama man who allegedly took over a church pulpit during a worship service Sunday, July 8, tried to pull out a gun before being tackled by congregation members, according to AP. No shots were fired. The irate man reportedly talked about his pending divorce while in control of the pulpit at O’Neal Church of Christ in Athens, Alabama, reports say.
The suspect, 34-year-old Thomas Zebulun Lewter, has been charged with making a terroristic threat at the church, says Limestone County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Stephen Young. “During the service, he approached the pulpit and announced that he was sorry he was going to have to do what he had to do,” says wife Kathryn Lewter, who filed for divorce last month. Since the incident, she has petitioned the court for protection from abuse. READ MORE
|DEVELOPING: Eruptions intensify, off scale seismicity at Anak Krakatau, Indonesia
Posted: 13 Jul 2018 06:27 AM PDT
Explosive activity at Anak Krakatau in Indonesia continues and its seismicity is reportedly going off the scale today, July 12, 2018. “Krakatau is going crazy … 100 times explosion a day. Very loud and could be heard until Carita, 42 km (26 miles) away,” Volcano Discovery’s Indonesian volcano expedition leader
said July 12. Just a few hours ago, photographer and volcano-enthusiast Øystein L. Andersen, said activity at the volcano is quite unique now. “It seems like you can now see a bright glow from the eruption from the coast of Java, 50 km (31 miles) away.” MORE
|Extreme hot weather in UK producing plague of bloodsucking horse-flies
Posted: 13 Jul 2018 06:18 AM PDT
The hot weather has seen populations of bloodsucking clegs – or horse-flies – reach Mediterranean levels. The insects have sharp jaws and can cause a very painful bite. What makes them unusual is that, unlike midge bites, they cut into the skin rather than pierce it. Antibiotic Research UK (ANTRUK) has
warned that bites could result in painful swellings and the possibility of infections which might not be treatable with our existing antibiotics. The charity’s chief executive professor Colin Garner said: “It is entirely possible in 2018 that you can die of an insect bite, not just in some hot foreign clime, but here in Britain.” There is also a chance of infectious that may not respond to current antibiotics. READ MORE
|Franklin Graham: President Carter ‘Absolutely Wrong’ on Jesus Approving of Gay Marriage
Posted: 13 Jul 2018 06:02 AM PDT
Evangelist Franklin Graham responds to former President Jimmy Carter’s recent assertion that Jesus himself would approve of gay marriage, saying the former president is “absolutely wrong.” In a short video clip of an interview published to the news website HuffPost Live Sunday and picked up by Breitbart.com, Carter spoke about his religious faith. He said as a politician he never ran across “any really serious conflicts between my political obligations and my religious faith.”
When asked about gay marriage, the 39th president said ” That’s no problem with me. I think everybody should have a right to get married regardless of their sex.” Carter told the interviewer that the “only thing he would draw a line on is… I wouldn’t be in favor of the government being able to force a local church to perform gay marriages if they didn’t want to.” READ MORE
|GOG AND MAGOG WATCH: Iran coordinates military presence in Syria with Russia
Posted: 13 Jul 2018 05:51 AM PDT
Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Friday that Tehran coordinates positions on its military presence in Syria with Moscow and Damascus. He made his comments at a conference in Moscow,
in response to a question about whether Iran might withdraw its forces from Syria’s southern border region, near Israel. Velayati also said that U.S. sanctions against Iran could raise oil prices and harm oil consumers. MORE
|Two Sizable Asteroids Were Spotted Zooming Past Earth
Posted: 13 Jul 2018 05:44 AM PDT
The Earth had some visitors not too long ago in the form of two asteroids. The asteroids are officially known as 2018 NW and 2018 NX, according to a report from CNet, and they were said to be about the size of a school bus, with both estimated to have a diameter of 33 feet. At their closest points, scientists
noted that they got within 72,000 miles of Earth, meaning they were significantly closer to the planet than the moon. 2018 NW was observed to be the faster of the two, with a recorded velocity of 47,647 mph. Asteroids moving close to and eventually past the Earth happens relatively often, with the report noting that something like that takes place every few weeks or so. READ MORE
|Nigerian Christians Unite to Pray for ‘Carnage’ of Believers to End
Posted: 13 Jul 2018 05:41 AM PDT
The Christian Association of Nigeria held a national prayer session on Wednesday against the “barbaric killing” of Christians at the hands of radical Muslim herdsmen, as the country reels from another deadly rampage this week where 39 people were killed in the north. “The church wants the carnage to stop,” CAN President Rev. Supo Ayokunle said.
CAN is considering a nationwide protest against the killing of believers, according to ThisDayLive. Ayokunle said that the ongoing killings, where some estimate as many as 6,000 believers have been slaughtered since the start of the year, are turning Nigeria into a “deserted land.” The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Metropolitan See, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, said that now more than ever, it is time for Christians to unite. READ MORE
|Franklin Graham Event Bus Ads Pulled in UK After Outcry From LGBT Community
Posted: 12 Jul 2018 12:36 PM PDT
Bus ads promoting an upcoming evangelistic festival with Franklin Graham in England were pulled in response to outcry from LGBT communities. “Blackpool Transport has recently been made aware of an advert in place on the side of some of our double-decker buses,” said a spokesperson for the company, according to the Blackpool Gazette.
“In light of customer feedback and reactions on social media which has resulted in heightened tension, we have taken the decision to remove all adverts relating to the ‘Time for Hope’ Festival with immediate effect. We will reimburse any income back to the advertising company. “We work with multiple advertisers and third-parties and in no way do we endorse or support any advertisement which is placed on our vehicles.” READ MORE
|Evangelist Todd Bentley Claims Shirtless ‘Financial Angel’ Visited Him in Hotel Room, Another Wrestled Him at Home
Posted: 12 Jul 2018 12:26 PM PDT
Fresh Fire USA founder and healing evangelist Todd Bentley claimed during a “Supernatural Debt Forgiveness Jubilee Service” Sunday that he has had live encounters with angels during his ministry similar to those experienced by biblical figures, including a visit from a shirtless “financial angel” in a dingy hotel room and another in his home where the angel wrestled him in his bed. “It (angel) appeared to me as a person. A man.
So I’m not having a dream. It’s not a trance. I’m wide awake. I’m in my bathroom. And I’ve never had an angelic encounter where it’s like in this world. A messenger from Heaven,” Bentley said in the service of his first encounter with an angel which he said happened in Albany, Oregon, around 2004 or 2005. He explained that at the time he was an evangelist based in Canada and was invited by a group of churches in Oregon to minister due to his reputation as a “miracle healing guy.” READ MORE
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