President Donald Trump expressed optimism on Thursday about high-level trade talks with Chinese officials in Washington but said no final deal would be made until he meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping in the near future.
Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would let the Justice Department decide how to handle the special counsel’s report on an investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Moscow.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday he was dispatching a team to make preparations for the next summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to be held somewhere in Asia late in February.
A Kentucky jury has awarded U.S. Senator Rand Paul more than $580,000 in damages against a next-door neighbor who broke six of the Republican lawmaker’s ribs in a gardening dispute.
U.S. lawmakers said on Wednesday they expect Congress will pass a resolution ending U.S. involvement in the Yemen war, which would force President Donald Trump to issue the first veto of his presidency in order to continue supporting the Saudi-led coalition.
China and the United States are ahead of the global competition to dominate artificial intelligence (AI), according to a study by the U.N. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) published on Thursday.
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits surged to near a 1-1/2-year high last week, which could raise concerns that the labor market is slowing. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits jumped 53,000 to a seasonally adjusted 253,000 for the week ended Jan. 26.
Migrants forced to remain on board the ship that rescued them off the coast of Libya almost two weeks ago stepped onto dry land in Sicily on Thursday, with Italy’s government promising to continue to block charity ships from its ports.
Brazil’s Minas Gerais state labor prosecutors’ office said on Thursday it had frozen more than $219 million of miner Vale’s funds as compensation for victims of a deadly tailings dam burst.
French lawmakers have backed a bill banning protesters from hiding their faces during demonstrations, reinforcing President Emmanuel Macron’s efforts to push back against violent members of the “yellow vest” movement.
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Cameroon authorities should not shut their borders to thousands of Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram militant attacks in Rann near the frontier, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said on Wednesday.
The killing of 535 civilians in western Democratic Republic of Congo last month was carried out in an organized and planned manner, the United Nations said, and called for the perpetrators to be prosecuted.
Venezuela’s government struck back at self-declared interim president Juan Guaido on Tuesday, seeking a travel ban and freeze on his bank accounts that prompted a warning from Washington of “consequences” after imposing oil sanctions.
U.S. negotiators seeking to end America’s longest war are trying to reassure current President Ashraf Ghani this time will be different as they near a framework agreement with the Taliban, which controls about a third of the country’s territory. It’s not going well.
Britain, France and Germany will launch a special payment mechanism Thursday that the EU hopes will help save a nuclear deal with Iran by bypassing US sanctions, European sources told AFP.
Russian authorities have moved to quash suspicions that 20 tonnes of gold are about to be moved from the Venezuela’s national bank to Moscow.
A British minister on Monday suggested that the Bank of England should decline to release £1 billion of gold to Venezuela’s dictator after the opposition leader wrote to Theresa May.
Moscow and Washington have made “no progress” in talks on saving a key arms control treaty, a Russian diplomat said on Thursday, with the United States expected to begin withdrawal this weekend.
A grenade thrown into a mosque in the southern Philippines has killed two people and wounded four, security officials say, three days after twin bombings at a church on a nearby island killed 21 people.
The launch of the Parker Solar Probe which will study the Sun in more detail than has ever been possible before. The probe has already broken several records and proven that it’s capable of enduring the intensity of our star, and it’s starting out 2019 by adding another notch to its belt. The probe, which launched in August of last year, recently completed its first full orbit of the Sun on January 19th. It’s a feat that the spacecraft will repeat many times over the next several years, but completing the first full loop is obviously cause for celebration.
Eleven EU countries have imported beef from a Polish abattoir accused of handling sick cows, and urgent checks are now under way, EU officials said. Poland has identified 9.5 tons of beef from the plant, now closed down, 2.5 tons of which was exported.
Canada will cut its embassy staff in Cuba by up to half after a mystery illness affected another person there, authorities in Ottawa have said.
The Democratic Party has proposed rules for the new Congress that eliminate the phrase “so help you God” from the oath witnesses take when they testify before the House.
People who make their beds daily are generally cleaner, healthier, more outgoing, and have better quality of sleep than those who leave the comforter and sheets in a heap, according to a recent study.
Apple is planning to launch a new iPhone and a new iPad with “3-D AR cameras” next year.
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Benjamin Netanyahu brings Donald Trump into Likud election campaign
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brought in a major figure to make a cameo appearance in the Likud campaign: US President Donald Trump. “And frankly, a strong prime minister is a strong Israel, and you truly have a great prime minister in Benjamin Netanyahu – there’s nobody like him,” Trump added. “He’s a winner, he’s highly respected, he’s highly thought of by all and people really do have great, great respect for what’s happening in Israel.
Returning to Prophecy; Christianity’s Hebraic Roots and Defending Israel and its Jews
In Cardoza-Moore’s assessment the reappearance and seemingly widespread acceptance of open antisemitism (predominantly in the US, but the same holds true of Europe and elsewhere also) should be a “wake-up call to both Christians and Jews.” She said that PJTN’s mission was to “educate Christians around the world to stand with Jewish people to counter antisemitism.” And she is under no illusion about the scale of the task. She stated that if one had mentioned to her in 2005, for example, that in 2019 we’d see antisemitism as commonplace, she would have not thought it possible. “Why is the Church silent on this issue?”
2018 natural disasters statistics: volcanic activity resulted in more deaths than previous 18 years combined
There were 281 climate-related and geophysical events recorded in the EM-DAT (International Disaster Database) in 2018. These caused deaths of 10 733 people and affected 61 million people across the world. There were a number of major disasters in certain regions, however, there were no mega-disasters which inflate yearly averages, such as the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) who manages EM-DAT said. Earthquakes and tsunamis accounted for the majority of the 10 373 lives lost.
Pelosi-Affiliated PAC Sent $250,000 to George Soros Effort
A political action committee linked to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) pushed a total of $250,000 to an activist campaign that was primarily bankrolled by liberal billionaire George Soros, Federal Election Commission filings show. The House Majority PAC, the Pelosi-affiliated group dedicated to electing Democrats to the House of Representatives, this past election cycle made numerous transfers to the “Win Justice” campaign, which was launched by a handful of liberal activist organizations including Planned Parenthood Votes, Color of Change PAC, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and the Center for Community Change.
House Gives Victims of Illegal Alien Crime Bipartisan Standing Ovation on Chamber Floor
The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday gave victims of illegal alien crimes a bipartisan standing ovation on the floor of the chamber as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy read out the names of Americans killed by illegal aliens in a lengthy speech. McCarthy began his speech bashing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s strategy on the government funding battle that has protected the “status quo” on immigration, a system that has led to serious consequences for American citizen victims of illegal immigration. There have been 266,000 criminal aliens arrested the last two years. This includes charges or convictions of 100,000 assaults, nearly 30,000 sex crimes, and 4,000 violent killings. Three hundred Americans die every week from heroin. And More than 90 percent of heroin comes across the Southern border. And roughly 10,000 children are being smuggled into the U.S. every year to be sold for human trafficking.
US plans suspension of nuclear treaty with Russia, official says
The U.S. plans to suspend its obligations under a 1987 nuclear weapons treaty with Russia after a deadline passes this weekend and the Trump administration inches closer to full withdrawal from a pillar of Cold War diplomacy, a White House official said Monday. Unless Russia destroys all its ground-launched cruise missiles known as 9M729s, associated equipment and launchers by Feb. 2, the U.S. will suspend its obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, according to the official, who asked not to be identified because a decision hasn’t been announced.
Another minor earthquake rattles central Massachusetts
A magnitude 1.6 earthquake centered in Templeton was recorded just after 6 p.m. Monday. The tremor comes about a month after the area felt two other minor earthquakes.
Japanese astronomers spot new class of object in the Kuiper Belt
While astronomers are still hunting for a huge new planet somewhere beyond Neptune, smaller objects have been turning up with surprising regularity lately. Now, a team at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan has discovered a new class of object that has long been thought to exist in the Kuiper belt on the fringes of the solar system. It’s a small body on the scale of a few kilometers.
Advanced AI system converts brain signals into speech
In a remarkable landmark breakthrough, scientists have demonstrated a computer system effectively translating brain signals into intelligible speech. The extraordinary experiment presents a proof-of-concept that could pave the way for a large variety of brain-controlled communication devices in the future. The science fiction idea of being able to control devices or communicate with others just by thinking is slowly, but surely, getting closer to reality.
Florida recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s undivided capital
Florida’s state cabinet took the unusual step of recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s “eternal and undivided capital.” It issued a proclamation to on Tuesday in a move that places it one step ahead of the Trump Administration’s stance on Israel, which recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but has not spoken of whether it supports a united or divided Jerusalem.
Gilets jaunes: France to ban masks at protests amid unrest
France’s National Assembly has approved a law banning the wearing of masks at protests, and another to ban specific people from taking part in rallies. Wearing a mask could now result in a one-year prison sentence and a €15,000 (£13,000; $17,000) fine. France has seen weekly protests by the “gilets jaunes” (yellow vest) movement – with isolated pockets of violence.
Italy in recession amid sluggish eurozone
Italy’s economy tipped into recession at the end of last year, according to latest figures. In the final three months of 2018, the economy shrank by 0.2%, following a 0.1% decline in the third quarter, the Istat statistics office said. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said the contraction was likely to continue into 2019.
Mystery illness sees Canada halve its Cuba embassy staff
Canada will cut its embassy staff in Cuba by up to half after a mystery illness affected another person there, authorities in Ottawa have said. Medical testing after the reappearance of unusual symptoms in November saw a 14th Canadian affected. Canada’s foreign office said the number of staff will now be cut by up to half as a result.
Polar vortex brings deadly cold snap to US states
Cities are all but shutting down across the US Midwest as the region shivers in a deadly cold snap known as a polar vortex. At least eight people have been killed in several states as a result of the Arctic weather. Temperatures fell to -30C (-22F) in Chicago – colder than parts of Antarctica – and -37C in North Dakota. Freezing weather will chill 250 million Americans, and 90 million will experience -17C (0F) or below.
New report finds heavy metals like arsenic and lead in 45 packaged fruit juices
Some popular fruit juices may contain heavy metals, according to a new report out Wednesday morning. Consumer Reports tested 45 packaged fruit juices for heavy metals, like lead, arsenic, and cadmium and found measurable levels in every product. Long-term exposure to these metals could cause some serious health risks, like kidney disease and certain types of cancer.
U.S. to stop complying with nuclear pact with Russia after talks flop
The United States will stop complying with a landmark nuclear pact with Russia as soon as this weekend after last-ditch talks with Moscow to save it fell flat, a senior U.S. arms control official said on Thursday. Washington has long accused Russia of flouting the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), alleging that a new Russian missile, the Novator 9M729, called the SSC-8 by NATO, violates the pact…
Sarah Sanders: God Wanted Donald Trump to Become President
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders spoke to CBN News reporters David Brody and Jennifer Wishon in an interview Wednesday in which she said she believed God wanted Donald Trump to become president of the United States.
‘Several thousand’ more troops preparing to deploy to the border, Shanahan says
The Pentagon is preparing to send “several thousand” more troops to the southern border following a request from the Department of Homeland Security, Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan said today.
Toronto absolutely smashed its previous snowfall record yesterday
In fact, it snowed so much Toronto smashed its previous snowfall record for January 28, previously set in 2009. A decade ago, 13.4 cm fell across the city, while yesterday, a whopping 26.4 cm landed on Toronto.
Dems to strike ‘so help you God’ from oath taken in front of key House committee, draft shows
A key committee in the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives is moving to eliminate the God reference from the oath administered to witnesses testifying before the panel, as part of a new rules package expected to be approved this week, according to a draft obtained exclusively by Fox News.
Gosnell 2: The Exoneration
“…I continue to feel optimistic of the eventual outcome…the vindication of what I’ve done, why I’ve done it and how [it] will become accepted within my lifetime.”— Kermit Gosnell, after his conviction
A CATHOLIC DISGRACE: Pro-gay bishop who slandered Covington teens to lead controversial ‘LGBTQ’ retreat at Notre Dame
A famously pro-gay Catholic bishop is slated to lead an “LGBTQ retreat” next weekend at the University of Notre Dame. At the retreat, Bishop John Stowe of Lexington, Kentucky “will be integrating sexual orientation and faith from a Scriptural and Biblical perspective,” according to an online description provided by the University’s Gender Relations Center (GRC). The University’s Campus Ministry is a cosponsor.
OF COURSE: After Legalizing Abortions Up to Birth, New York Now Considering Legalizing Assisted Suicide
There are three assisted suicide related bills introduced in New York. The first bill A 30 is a study bill requiring the commissioner of health to conduct a study relating to medical aid in dying. Study bills always raise a caution because you don’t study an issue unless you are considering legalization.
339 Arrested in 3-Day Human Trafficking Sting in California
Authorities arrested 339 people during a three-day human trafficking sting in California, law enforcement officials announced Tuesday.
Petition to ‘Impeach Nancy Pelosi for Treason’ Exceeds Target of 100k Signatures
As Neon Nettle reported on Monday, the campaign calls for the Democratic House speaker’s impeachment and began gathering momentum over the weekend.
‘We’ve Become Dumber’: Media Rushes To Tie Record-Breaking Cold On Global Warming
A “polar vortex” event is breaking record-low temperature readings across the Great Plains and Midwest, and many in the media are rushing to blame the deep freeze on global warming.
FBI Deep State Source Nellie Ohr Spied on Trump Children During Election
As the details surrounding the Spygate scandal are uncovered, connections draw closer to former President Obama.
WATCH: Ilhan Omar Suggests Israel Should Not Be Allowed To Exist As Jewish State, Suggests Not A ‘Democracy’
Anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) suggested in an interview this week that Israel should not be allowed to exist as a Jewish state, Israel is not a democracy, and compared Israel to Iran — which is the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism.
Democrats Propose Eliminating This Word That Witnesses Swear In Oaths. What A Surprise.
Look at the following question that is part of the draft for new rules for witnesses instituted by the Democratic-controlled House Committee on Natural Resources and see if you can guess what’s missing: “Do you solemnly swear or affirm, under penalty of law, that the testimony that you are about to give is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?”
Va. Delegate Introduces Bill That Would Allow Abortions Up to Moment of Birth
Virginia Delegate Kathy Tran (D)introduced a bill, House Bill No. 2491, that would eliminate restrictions on abortion in Virginia and would permit abortions to be performed right up to the moment of birth.
Facebook Paid Children as Young as 13 to Install App That ‘Spied’ on Them
Social media giant Facebook has admitted it paid young people to install a ‘social media research’ app on their phone to monitor web activity, reports say.
Democrats just legalized murdering their own children in New York… do you really think they won’t murder Christians and Trump supporters next?
Under a new law that just took effect in New York, a child may be aborted up to the due date or even during the birth itself. If that child survives the attempted abortion and is born alive, that child may be murdered on sight by an abortionist to “complete” the abortion.
Sheriffs in Rural Washington Refuse to Enforce Latest Gun Controls
Sheriffs in rural Washington state are reportedly refusing to enforce the gun controls contained in I-1639, an initiative passed by voters in November 2018…The NRA-ILA noted that this was a repeat of a 2014 initiative — I-594 — in which wealthy donors heaved gun control onto the backs of law-abiding citizens.
Poll stunner! Blacks like taxpayer funding for abortionists
A new Barna Group poll commissioned by the pro-life movie “Unplanned” found that blacks support tax subsidies for abortion giant Planned Parenthood more than any other group.
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