President Trump vowed to fight any effort by congressional Democrats to impeach him after Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia inquiry, promising to take the matter to the Supreme Court even though the U.S. Constitution gives Congress complete authority over the impeachment process.
President Trump on Wednesday called on Mexico to do more to block a new caravan of migrants and asylum-seekers traveling through the country toward the United States, reiterating his threat to close the border or send more troops.
President Trump is expected to tout his fight against opioid abuse in remarks in Atlanta on Wednesday, a day after his administration brought its first related criminal charges against a major drug distributor and company executives.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in the Russian city of Vladivostok on Wednesday for a summit he is likely to use to seek support from President Vladimir Putin while Pyongyang’s nuclear talks with Washington are in limbo.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed an order simplifying the procedure for obtaining a Russian passport for residents of the rebel-controlled Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine, the Kremlin said on Wednesday.
Billions of dollars’ worth of gold is being smuggled out of Africa every year through the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East – a gateway to markets in Europe, the United States and beyond – a Reuters analysis has found.
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More than 200 individuals have come forward with new allegations of sexual abuse by members of the Boy Scouts of America in recent weeks as a trio of law firms seek to uncover unidentified child abusers.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres believes the prosecution of two Reuters reporters in Myanmar was “unacceptable” and will continue seeking their release, a spokesman said.
The United States must be prepared for consequences if it tries to stop Iran from selling oil and using the Strait of Hormuz, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned on Wednesday, while also offering to negotiate prisoner swaps with Washington.
Almost two years after Iraqi forces recaptured the city of Mosul from Islamic State (IS), small shops selling alcohol are reopening their doors and new ones are appearing.
Twitter shares flew higher Tuesday after a surprisingly robust quarterly report, which sparked a fresh tirade from President Donald Trump over his claims of unfair treatment by social media.
In a major shake-up of the country’s defenses, Sri Lanka’s president has demanded that the defense secretary and national police chief resign after security forces failed to heed warnings of threats against churches before the Easter suicide bombings that killed more than 350 people.
Al Qaeda-linked militants in Mali claimed responsibility on Tuesday for an attack on a military base that killed at least 11 soldiers, saying it was revenge for the massacre of some 160 Fulani civilians last month, the SITE Intelligence Group said.
After threatening to use its veto power on the U.N. Security Council, the U.S. succeeded in altering the language of a resolution on sexual violence, removing language perceived as code for abortion.
At least 264 people have been killed and 1,266 wounded, including civilians, in an offensive by military strongman Khalifa Haftar to seize Libya’s capital Tripoli, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. Fighting since April 4 in the southern suburbs of Tripoli has displaced 35,000, UN humanitarian coordinator for Libya Maria do Valle Ribeiro said on Monday.
NASA’s robotic probe InSight has detected and measured what scientists believe to be a “marsquake,” marking the first time a likely seismological tremor has been recorded on another planet, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California reported on Tuesday.
The forthcoming Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine, a key cog in the U.S. military’s nuclear deterrence strategy and the nation’s most expensive shipbuilding program to date, is likely to come in well over its $115 billion total construction budget, a government watchdog has concluded.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said he thinks every U.S. citizen, even the convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, should be allowed to vote in American elections.
Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday it was investing $500 million in Rivian as part of a strategic partnership with the startup developing electric pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles.
Tens of thousands of victims of forced sterilization in Japan are now entitled to compensation. Under a eugenics law which was in effect from 1948 to 1996, people were made to undergo operations to prevent them having children deemed “inferior”.
Mexico has detained nearly 400 Central American migrants who were travelling through the south of the country trying to reach the US border, officials said.
Almost 220 victims of human trafficking, include 157 children aged between 11 and 16, have been rescued by police in Benin and Nigeria, in an operation coordinated by the International police agency Interpol.
Pathway Church, in Wichita, said it took some of the money it uses to help those suffering financial hardships and some of the money used to promote its Easter services, and it used those funds to pay off $2.2 million in medical for Kansans who fell into the hardship category. The church worked with RIP Medical Debt to target the 1,600 Kansans affected.
The homosexual agenda is now being thrust directly into the money system, at least in Canada. The Royal Canadian Mint on Tuesday put into circulation a new coin, celebrating the “decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada.” Valued at one Canadian dollar, the coin, known as the “loonie, “features the words “Equality-Egalite”.
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News – 4/24/2019
‘Iran will make US regret its decision to sanction us’
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed Wednesday to make the US regret its sanctions against the Islamic republic, while demanding that the US drop the sanctions and offer an apology as conditions for the renewal of negotiations.
Was Jesus a Palestinian and why would Congresswoman Ilhan Omar care?
These are questions that Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean and director of global social action agenda for the Simon Wiesenthal Center, asked this week. “For people who have no theological or historical rooting, the idea that Jesus was a Palestinian creates a new narrative for Palestinian history, which otherwise does not date back very far. If one can say that Jesus was Palestinian 2,000 years ago, then that means the Jews are occupying Palestinian land.”
“The absurdity of it is breathtaking,” Cooper said of Jesus being a Palestinian. “Jesus was born in Bethlehem, think about who is parents were – his mother, Mary, was betrothed to Joseph, a carpenter. In the Gospels, there is no mention of Palestine, only Judea, which is where Jews lived.”
Is there an unprecedented build-up of US naval power in the Middle East?
A massive amount of air power and US naval assets were suddenly in the same place at the same time. For observers of US naval power, the gather of forces appears important. Lenny Ben-David noted “where are the carriers,” and pointed out that their rendezvous coincides with the first F-35 deployment to the UAE. He noted that the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group was in the Gulf at the same time as the Stennis and Lincoln were moving toward one another. It raised interest from Iran-watchers as well. Babak Taghvaee, who tweets often about military issues in the region, noted that the Stennis has 50 F-18s on board.
North Korea’s Kim enters Russia for summit with Putin
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un crossed the border into Russia on Wednesday by train, Russian media reported, for his first trip there aimed at galvanizing support from President Vladimir Putin while nuclear talks with Washington are in a limbo. Kim is expected to project himself as a serious world player with his first meeting with the Russian leader and at the same time seek assistance from a key ally to ease economic pressure brought on by U.S. and international sanctions.
Trump Administration Opts for Full Iranian Oil Sanctions
U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration announced Monday that any country importing Iranian oil will no longer be exempt from sanctions, unless they secede from the partnership by May 2. It marks a renewed White House effort to heighten pressure – particularly economic – on the reeling Islamic Republic. Prior to sanctions, Iran was exporting 2.1 million barrels per day. That figure had already dropped to 700,000 barrels. Since oil is Iran’s single export commodity, its cutoff to zero is a virtual death blow to its economy,” said a report on Debkafile.
Netanyahu pledges to name Golan town after Trump
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu pledge to build a new community named after US President Donald Trump on the Golan Heights in gratitude for the president’s recognition of Israel’s sovereignty on the strategically important territory.
37 people beheaded by Saudi Arabian government in mass execution
Saudi Arabia on Tuesday beheaded 37 Saudi citizens, most of them minority Shiites, in a mass execution across the country for alleged terrorism-related crimes. It also publicly pinned the executed body and severed head of a convicted Sunni extremist to a pole as a warning to others.
Kushner: Two State Solution an ‘old talking point’
Jared Kushner, the advisor and son-in-law of US President Donald Trump, said that the administration’s long-awaited peace plan would not focus on the Two State solution in contrast to past peace plans.
Franklin Graham schools Mayor Pete on homosexuality
‘Something to be repentant of, not something to be flaunted’. Samaritan’s Purse CEO Franklin Graham on Tuesday rebuked Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, for the second time in weeks. The first time was in response to Buttigieg’s attacks on Vice President Mike Pence’s faith. This time it was about Buttigieg’s flaunting of his homosexuality.
Jerusalem-born woman admits to planning terror attacks in U.S.
A Wisconsin mother of seven, who was born in Jerusalem, pleaded guilty in court on Monday to allegations that she spread a “virtual library” about manufacturing bombs and biological weapons and attempted to aid self-proclaimed ISIS members in online chat forums, the New York Post reported on Tuesday. Waheba Issa Dais,has plead guilty to trying to plan terrorist attacks on behalf of the Islamic State by distributing information on making explosives and biological weapons.
Earthquake in India hits Assam region with 6.1 magnitude
A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck northeast India’s Assam region on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake’s epicenter was located 71 miles (114 km) northwest of the town of Dibrugarh, at a very shallow depth of 5.8 miles (9 km), the USGS said.
Large Earthquakes Cause Tall Buildings In Mexico City And Manila To Sway Back And Forth
When skyscrapers start moving back and forth, that definitely is not a a good sign. In recent months, there has been a tremendous amount of seismic activity along the “Ring of Fire”, and a couple of significant earthquakes on Monday got a lot of attention because they happened in very heavily populated areas. Fortunately the damage was fairly limited and only a few people died, but scientists assure us that it is only a matter of time before a killer quake hits a major city.
Survey Finds That Half Of America’s Pastors Are Afraid To Speak Out About Controversial Topics
And remember, these numbers just show the percentage of pastors that are willing to admit that they are afraid to speak out about controversial issues. In reality, the percentage of U.S. pastors that actually hit the hard issues on a consistent basis is exceedingly low. With all that in mind, the results from a recent Barna survey shouldn’t be surprising at all…
French Government, Media Largely Silent About Rising Church Vandalism, Christian Watchdog Group Director Says
The executive director of a watchdog group that monitors discrimination against Christians in Europe described the alarming increase of church vandalism in France, in an interview with The Daily Caller. She also expressed concern at the government and media response to such incidents.
Sanders: Israel Is Run by ‘Racist’ Government Under Netanyahu
Calling Netanyahu racist is becoming en vogue for 2020 presidential candidates. Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D., Texas) also called Netanyahu racist after he pledged to annex portions of the West Bank. Support for Israel, the Middle East’s sole true democracy, has dropped while sympathy for the Palestinians has surged among the base of Democratic voters.
Lebanon ready to demarcate maritime border with Israel under UN supervision
Lebanon is prepared to demarcate its maritime border with Israel under the supervision of the United Nations and with the same mechanism used for the Blue Line. “We are ready to draw Lebanon’s maritime borders and those of the Exclusive Economic Zone using the same procedure that was used to draw the Blue Line under the supervision of the United Nations,” Lebanon’s Speaker of the House Nabih Berri said, according to Lebanon’s National News Agency.
South Africa floods: Death toll after heavy rains rises to 51
Floods and mudslides in the South African city of Durban and the wider KwaZulu-Natal province have killed at least 51 people, officials say. President Cyril Ramaphosa has flown into the region to visit the affected areas. Southern and eastern parts of the country have been badly hit by torrential rain in the last few days.
Jacinda Ardern leads effort to curb online extremism
New Zealand and France will lead efforts to stop the use of social media to organise and promote terrorism in the wake of the Christchurch attacks. A gunman killed 50 people in an attack on two mosques in March, while live-streaming the massacre on Facebook. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she would co-chair a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron on 15 May.
Egypt president could rule until 2030 as constitutional changes backed
Egyptians have overwhelmingly approved in a referendum constitutional changes that could allow President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to stay in power until 2030. The National Election Authority said 88.8% of those who took part endorsed the proposals. The turnout was 44.3%. Mr Sisi’s second term has been extended from four to six years, and he will be allowed to stand for one more term.
Justices seem ready to OK asking citizenship on census
Despite evidence that millions of Hispanics and immigrants could go uncounted, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority seemed ready…to uphold the Trump administration’s plan to inquire about U.S. citizenship on the 2020 census… There appeared to be a clear divide between the court’s liberal and conservative justices…in a case that could affect how many seats states have in the House of Representatives and their share of federal dollars…
Arab League agrees to rescue Palestinian economy
At an emergency meeting…the…Islamic nations agreed to allocate $100 million U.S. dollars per month to the PA in an apparent effort to forestall its economic collapse. And with a clear nod to the long-awaited Trump peace plan…to be unveiled shortly, the body…clarified that it will reject any deal that is not consistent with the specific international references regarding the Palestinian people and their case as promulgated by the League.
U.S. federal judge to block Trump’s new abortion rule: media, activists
A federal judge in the U.S. state of Oregon will block a move by the Trump administration to cut off federal money to family planning clinics that offer abortion or refer women to abortion providers, activists and media reports said… President Donald Trump’s new Title X rule, set to take effect in May, would halt government funds for Planned Parenthood clinics that subsidize birth control for low-income women, and other clinics that provide abortions.
How Israel and the US are Preparing for War With Iran
You probably didn’t know this but normalizing relations with Israel is against the Quran and Islamic faith.
Stunning: European Reporter Reveals Trump-Russia-Collusion Hoax Has Its Origins with Soros-Funded Ukrainian Activist Group
The Russiagate affair began with documents released by groups funded by billionaire activist George Soros, it now emerges. Now it is clear that under Barack Obama, the U.S. Embassy in Kiev worked closely with Soros-related groups to compile opposition research on the Trump campaign.
Judicial Watch: FBI Admits Hillary Clinton Emails Found in Obama White House
Judicial Watch announced today that a senior FBI official admitted, in writing and under oath, that the agency found Clinton email records in the Obama White House, specifically, the Executive Office of the President. The FBI also admitted nearly 49,000 Clinton server emails were reviewed as result of a search warrant for her material on the laptop of Anthony Weiner.
Skeleton Crawls Out Of Hillary’s Closet, Gets Arrested For Heinous Crime Against Children
The skeletons keep crawling out of Hillary Clinton’s closet. At this point, after years and years of corruption by that family, no one is surprised anymore.
Islamic State publishes photo it says shows the 8 Sri Lanka bombers
The Islamic State terrorist group on Tuesday published a photo it claims shows the eight bombers who carried out the devastating string of suicide attacks targeting churches and hotels in Sri Lanka that killed at least 321 people on Easter Sunday.
SOROS: U.S. Subsidizes Soros Radical Leftist Agenda Worldwide, New Judicial Watch Special Report Shows
The U.S. government subsidizes billionaire George Soros’ radical leftist agenda dedicating hundreds of millions of dollars to his deeply politicized Open Society Foundations (OSF) worldwide, records uncovered by Judicial Watch show.
Rev. Graham Warns Buttigieg: Sodomy, Gay ‘Marriage’ Are Sins, Only Christ Can ‘Save Us From Hell’
Reverend Franklin Graham criticized Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg, who is openly gay and “married” to another man, for stressing that God does not belong to a political party while ignoring God’s commandments against homosexual behavior and so-called gay marriage. Without following God’s Word, he said, we have no moral foundation and are at risk of “eternal damnation.”
ISIS Supporters Celebrate as Sri Lanka Easter Attacks Death Toll Hits 310
Islamic State supporters have been gloating about the Sri Lanka Easter Sunday terror attacks by praising the suicide bombers in online propaganda as the death toll rises.
Law Firms Asking Boy Scouts To Name 200 Leaders Accused Of Sexual Abuse
Two law firms will be releasing the names of roughly 200 Boy Scout leaders accused of sexual abuse from the 1960s up until the 2000s Tuesday.
Woman Gets Uber Driver Fired For Refusing To Take Her To Get An Abortion. Now She’s Looking To Sue Him.
A 20-year-old college student in upstate New York reported an Uber driver for refusing to take her to get an abortion. According to the women’s account, which was reported on by Yahoo! Style (UK), the ride-sharing company canned the pro-lifer.
Iranian parliament labels entire US military a terrorist force
Iranian media say the parliament has approved a bill that designates all U.S. military forces as terrorist forces. The legislation comes after lawmakers in Tehran last week approved a bill labeling U.S. troops in the Middle East as terrorist, a day after the U.S. terrorism designation for Iran’s Revolutionary Guard went into effect.
Hillary Outlines “Roadmap” To Trump Impeachment, Says “Anyone Else Would Have Been Indicted”
“…the Mueller report is part of the beginning… any other person who had engaged in those acts would certainly have been indicted.”
28 Years Ago, Our Enslavement Was Predicted… And We’re Still Not Listening
Even with a slight difference in their main argument, they all seem to concur to the fact that controlling humans is best for the sake of the world…
Treasury misses second deadline to release Trump’s tax returns, will make decision by May 6
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he would not release President Donald Trump’s tax returns on Tuesday, missing the second deadline set by Congress for the department to hand over the documents, and instead said his department would offer a final decision on the matter by May 6.
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