U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he “gave up nothing” at last week’s private meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin but remained elusive about their conversation as fellow Republicans and other critics questioned any potential deals.
President Donald Trump said on Sunday that documents released by the FBI relating to a former adviser’s ties to Russia showed that his campaign for the 2016 presidential election had been illegally spied upon by U.S. law enforcement, but offered no evidence to support his assertion.
A pair of prominent Republican U.S. senators said on Sunday that the United States must move promptly to prepare new sanctions against Russia to discourage interference in upcoming elections.
Al Shabaab fighters detonated a suicide car bomb before storming a military base in the south of Somalia on Monday and killing 27 soldiers, the militant group said, its second strike on the base in as many months.
A jailed Reuters reporter told a court in Myanmar on Monday that documents he is accused of breaking state secrets laws to obtain were planted by a police officer, who handed him papers he had not sought in order to entrap him. The officer had then lied to the court about what happened, he said.
Oil prices rose on Monday on worries over supply after tensions worsened between Iran and the United States, while some offshore workers began a 24-hour strike on three oil and gas platforms in the British North Sea.
Turkish police said on Monday they had detained 43 people on suspicion of being foreign members of the Islamic State militant group in a series of operations across Istanbul.
Israel launched its newest air defense system on Monday on the Syrian frontier, where Damascus’s Russian-backed forces have been routing rebels, as Moscow sent envoys for what it called “urgent” talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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Iranians on Monday shrugged off the possibility that a bellicose exchange of words between President Donald Trump and his Iranian counterpart could escalate into military conflict, but expressed growing concern America’s stepped-up sanctions could damage their fragile economy. Trump tweeted: “NEVER EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKE OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE.”
Iran was jolted by a series of moderate and light earthquakes on Sunday, including a 5.9 magnitude temblor in a mountainous western region in which officials said some 150 people were injured.
Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan will make the latest in a string of trips to Africa this week, visiting South Africa and Zambia as well as attending a summit of the BRICS leading emerging economies, the presidency said Sunday.
A Florida family has been devastated again by gun violence. The father of two sibling survivors of the Parkland school attack was fatally shot during a robbery at his Fort Lauderdale convenience store.
Afghanistan’s Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum, who left the country last year amid allegations of sexual abuse and torture, will return home on Sunday after more than a year in exile and resume his duties, officials said.
Most members of the Thai youth football team rescued from a flooded cave will have their heads shaved, don robes and be ordained in a Buddhist ceremony this week, officials said Sunday.
Human Rights Watch on Sunday called on Iraq’s government to declare the number of detention facilities it maintains and not to hold suspects without informing their families.
Tens of thousands of Israeli LGBT advocates and their supporters went on strike across the country Sunday, protesting the exclusion of gay men from a recently passed surrogacy law.
An elderly worshipper had a close call on Monday when a 220 lb. stone suddenly fell from Jerusalem’s Western Wall and crashed at her feet.
Supergirl will be the first live-action TV series to feature a transgender superhero. Activist and actor Nicole Maines, who is transgender herself, will play the role of Nia Nal, who becomes Dreamer. “It seems only fitting we have a trans superhero for trans kids to look up to.”
A new drug to treat malaria has been given the green light by authorities in the United States. The medicine is specifically for the recurring form of malaria – caused by the parasite plasmodium vivax – which makes 8.5 million people ill each year.
Authorities in China have ordered an investigation into a vaccination scandal as panic grows over product safety.
It’s open warfare now between the “L” and the “T” of the LGBT movement. An organization for lesbians has launched a formal online blast at LGBT activists for calling them “transphobes” and they want the LGBT coalition to drop the “L.” The lesbians argue they are women attracted to women and there’s no room for men who claim they are women. Biology does make a difference, a big difference, they insist, and it’s not enough to simply “identify” as being of a particular gender.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse student newspaper is looking to hire a reporter whose sole responsibility will be to cover stories related to “diversity, inclusion, and social justice.”
A Yale University law professor encouraged people to “hide” illegal immigrants from ICE, but says he has “no qualms” about revealing the home addresses of ICE employees.
“While three years ago my sister Auma introduced me before I gave a speech, today I’m really coming as a brother, as a citizen of the world, as someone with a connection to Africa to talk about the importance of what she’s doing but also to create a larger context for what’s possible,” Barak Obama said.
News – 7/23/2018
Heavy hail storm hit BiH city, causing great damage
Heavy hail storm has hit Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH) city of Banja Luka, some 200 kilometers northwest of the capital Sarajevo, causing great damage on objects and cars on Saturday evening. According to local reports, around five-centimeter-diameter hailstones destroyed roofs and windows of a great number of cars parked outside, mainly in a village near Banja Luka. The hail storm also hit numerous agricultural areas….
Clapper: Obama Was Behind The Whole Thing
Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper admitted in a CNN interview Saturday that former President Obama instigated the ongoing investigations into Donald Trump and those in his orbit. Speaking with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Clapper let slip: If it weren’t for President Obama we might not have done the intelligence community assessment that we did that set up a whole sequence of events which are still unfolding today including Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation. President Obama is responsible for that. It was he who tasked us to do that intelligence community assessment in the first place. And with Clapper’s admission – it looks like Strzok’s text stating “the White House is running this” may have been right on the money.
Google Translate Keeps Spitting Out Creepy Religious Prophecies
Does a new trend involve goofing around with Google Translate show something silly – or sinister? For example, typing the word “dog” 19 times and telling Google to translate it from Maori to English gives the following result: “Doomsday Clock is three minutes at twelve. We are experiencing characters and a dramatic developments in the world, which indicate that we are increasingly approaching the end times and Jesus’ return.”
Minor 3.4 magnitude earthquake strikes near Kinneret
A minor 3.4 magnitude earthquake struck near the Kinneret area on Sunday, according to the Geophysical Institute of Israel, rocking the northern region mere days after a string of minor earthquakes rumbled the area in recent weeks.
Obama says he’s from Kenya, again
Why do so many Americans still believe Barack Obama was born in Kenya? Maybe because he keeps insisting it’s so. He did again last week, while visiting his ancestral homeland of Kogelo. So, which is it – native-born son of Kenya, native-born son of Hawaii or native-born citizen of the world?
Bennett after U.N. meeting: Israel must avoid Iran driven two-front war
Iran must not be allowed to drag Israel into a war on both its southern and northern borders, Education Minister Naftali Bennett said after he met Monday morning with UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov. Tehran sits at the head of an eight tentacled octopus that is responsible for the violence on Israel’s Gaza, Lebanese and Syrian borders, said Bennett, who is a member of Israel’s security cabinet.
In a first: Israel fires two David Sling interceptor missiles
Israel used its David Sling interceptor system for the first time on Monday, launching two missiles against rockets launched from Syria… Red alert incoming rocket sirens sounded across in northern Israel Monday morning, first in the northern city of Safed and the Galilee region at 10.05 a.m. and moments later in the Golan Heights and the city of Katzrin. Sirens wailed again the Galilee and Golan less than half an hour later.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang calls for crackdown on vaccine industry
Authorities in China have ordered an investigation into a vaccination scandal as panic grows over product safety. Last week vaccine maker Changsheng Biotechnology Co was found to have falsified production data for its rabies vaccine. The firm has been ordered to halt production and recall rabies vaccines. There has been no evidence of harm from the vaccine, but the scandal has sparked a huge outcry in China.
Drought forces emergency measures for US West’s wild horses
Harsh drought conditions in parts of the American West are pushing wild horses to the brink and spurring extreme measures to protect them. For what they say is the first time, volunteer groups in Arizona and Colorado are hauling thousands of gallons of water and truckloads of food to remote grazing grounds where springs have run dry and vegetation has disappeared.
Chemicals in Food May Harm Children, Pediatricians’ Group Says
A major pediatricians’ group is urging families to limit the use of plastic food containers, cut down on processed meat during pregnancy and consume more whole fruits and vegetables rather than processed food. Such measures would lower children’s exposures to chemicals in food and food packaging that are tied to health problems such as obesity, the group says.
Israeli aircraft hits terror cell launching incendiary balloons
An IDF aircraft struck Sunday a cell of terrorists launching incendiary balloons from northern Gaza into Israel. No casualties were reported in the incident. After a situation assessment in the Kerem Shalom border crossing Sunday morning, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman addressed the Palestinians on Sunday, and said the key to opening the border to transfers of goods is the continued quiet in the region.
Trump warns Iran’s Rouhani to stop the threats or suffer historic consequences
President Trump late Sunday tweeted out to Iranian President Rouhani to never threaten the U.S. again or face historic consequences. The tweet came on the heels of Rouhani’s warning to Trump that hostile policies could lead to the “mother of all wars” with Iran. Trump called for Rouhani to stop the rhetoric or–in caps lock– “suffer the consequences the like of which few throughout history have ever suffered before. We are no longer a country that will stand for your demented words of violence and death. Be cautious!”
The Bible remains a ‘powerful, transformative tool’ in American culture: Poll
“The results show that, despite shifting cultural trends, Americans still read the Word, and it remains a powerful, transformative tool in their life. These and other snapshots are included in our list of top seven findings from this year’s State of the Bible report,” the survey said. Overall, half of Americans are “Bible users” — they read it, pray with it or consider biblical content through online or recorded forms. The survey found that Bible use has remained relatively consistent since 2011.
FBI used anti-Trump media to obtain spy warrants on campaign
The FBI continued to tell judges that dossier writer Christopher Steele wasn’t the source of a news article the bureau used to corroborate a wiretap application when in fact Mr. Steele had publicly acknowledged that he fed the anti-Trump story.
Record Number of Jews on Temple Mount Commemorating Temples’ Destruction
While Jews around the world fasted in mourning for the destruction of both Jewish Temples, an astounding 1,440 Jews ascended to the Temple Mount on Sunday, setting records that display a mounting desire to rebuild the Temple.
Archaeological Sifting Project Confirms Biblical Account of Solomon and David
Speaking to reporters during an exhibition of artifacts removed from the Temple Mount by Islamic officials in 1999, Prof. Gabriel Barkay, …said that sifting through mounds of dirt removed from site has unearthed an historical treasure trove of findings from the past three millennia of human history.
IDF: Two surface-to-surface missiles fired at Israel
Missiles fired Monday morning from Syria were ballistic surface-to-surface missiles, investigation shows. According to the investigation, the SS-21 Tochka missiles with warheads carrying half a ton of explosives, and had a range of 100 kilometers.
Bennett: Terror in north and south is led by Iran
Education Minister Bennett calls Iran the ‘head of the snake,’ says Iranians want to force Israel to fight two wars at once.
Magnitude 5.8 quake hits southeast Iran, fourth temblor in two days
A magnitude 5.8 earthquake shook southeastern Iran early on Monday, following three earthquakes in the country on the previous day, including one that injured nearly 290 people in the west, state media reported.
Turkey: Exposing Crimes Of ISIS Is Terrorism
How does Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan fight his political opponents, including those who have been working hard to expose the atrocities of the Islamic state terror group, ISIS? By throwing them into jail for allegedly “supporting terrorism.”
Sorry Paul Begley, But The ‘Blood Moon’ That Will Be Appearing In The Skies On July 27th Has No Connection With Any Bible Prophecy
Before the time of Jacob’s trouble can take place, the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church must happen. Then the rise of Antichrist, followed by a rebuilt Temple in Israel. Then Antichrist breaks the covenant three and a half years into it, and a three and a half year period of visible judgements in the form of Seals, Bowls, Vials and Trumpets must follow. Somewhere is all that chaos the 144,000 are sealed by God and Moses and Elijah return as the Two Witnesses and preach coming judgment for 3 and a half year period. So, if you can cram all that into the next 5 days, then and only then will Paul Begley and all the other ‘blood moon’ false prophets have a shot on July 27th.
THANKS, RAHM: Chicago Named ‘Rat Capital’ Of America
Move over, New York City, Chicago is coming on strong! The city of Chicago, where former Obama chief-of-staff Rahm Emanuel is mayor, has been named in a new study the “rat capital” of the nation.
MORE LIES: Pa President Abbas proclaims Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine
President Mahmoud Abbas affirmed on Thursday — in response to the newly enacted Jewish nation-state law passed by the Israeli Knesset — that the city of Jerusalem shall be the everlasting capital of the State of Palestine, and that no peace or security will prevail unless the city remains as such.
French citizens in shock as France to release hundreds of radicalized ISIS inmates
By the end of next year, France will have released hundreds of radicalized inmates who have completed their prison sentences.
Deadly heat wave to grip Japan early this week
A deadly heat wave is expected to continue early this week across Japan. After Ampil bypassed mainland Japan, generally dry weather will build back across all of southern and central Japan early this week.
Cuba aims to build socialism, not communism, in draft constitution
A draft of Cuba’s new constitution omits the aim of building communism, recognizes private property and opens the door to gay marriage, in a sign of changing times, although it keeps the Communist Party as the guiding force of the one-party system.
Gallup: No One Believes ‘Climate Change’ Is America’s Biggest Problem
Americans came up with 36 answers to a Gallup poll asking the biggest problem currently facing the country, and no one answered “climate change,” with only two percent even mentioning the environment at all, Gallup revealed last week.
Iran Warns Trump Not To Cut Off Oil Exports, Threatens ‘Mother Of All Wars’
Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani warned the US not to threaten the nation’s oil exports, called for improved relations with its neighbors including arch-nemesis Saudi Arabia, and cautioned the US that a conflict with Iran would be “the mother of all wars.”
Lesbians demand ‘L’ be removed from LGBT
It’s open warfare now between the “L” and the “T” of the LGBT movement. An organization for lesbians has launched a formal online blast at LGBT activists for calling them “transphobes” and they want the LGBT coalition to drop the “L.”
Gunmen in South Africa ambush taxi drivers; 11 killed
South African police say gunmen have opened fire on a minibus carrying members of a taxi drivers’ association, killing 11 people and critically wounding four others.
The Tories voted that animals can’t feel pain as part of the EU bill, marking the beginning of our anti-science Brexit
The Tory Government has outdone itself when it comes to neglecting animal rights this week – by effectively declaring that all animals (apart from humans, of course) have no emotions or feelings, including the ability to feel pain. While debating the Brexit bill, MPs voted not to transfer into UK law the parts of EU legislation which recognise animals have sentience, and can feel pain and emotions.
Fukushima Radiation Has Contaminated The Entire Pacific Ocean (And It’s Going To Get Worse)The nuclear disaster has contaminated the world’s largest ocean in only five years and it’s still leaking 300 tons of radioactive waste every day.
Headlines – 7/23/2018
Trump tweets explosive threat to Iran
Trump to Iran: ‘Never, ever threaten the United States again’
Trump warns Iran’s Rouhani to stop the threats or suffer historic consequences
Trump warns Iran’s Rouhani of ‘consequences few have suffered’ if Iran threatens U.S.
Iran will resist Trump’s ‘psychological warfare;: senior Guards commander to ISNA
US Secretary of State Pompeo assails Iran’s leaders, compares them to ‘mafia’
Pompeo slams Iran’s ‘hypocritical holy men,’ says US ‘not afraid’ to tackle them
Pompeo to urge Iranians abroad to ‘support’ anti-regime protests
Jordan, PA protest as record number of Jews visit Temple Mount for Tisha B’Av
Druze minister sent death threats over Jewish state law amid community protest
Obama’s peace envoy: Israel carrying out ‘reversed Oslo’ in West Bank
As Violence Flares, Kushner Threatens to Abandon a Plan B for the Mideast: Rebuilding Gaza
Israel fires on Gazans launching flaming balloons, breaking short period of calm
David’s Sling anti-missile system used for first time, in false alarm on Golan
New flotilla set to leave Palmero in bid to break blockade on Gaza
Palestinians say West Bank teen killed in clashes with IDF troops
Syria Fighting Near Israel Border Triggers Missile Defense Systems
As Syria troops near border, PM tells Putin he won’t tolerate Iranian presence
Israel blamed for airstrike on Iranian chemical weapons research site in Syria
Israeli jets said to strike Iranian-run missile production facility in Syria
Jason Greenblatt: Israel deserve ‘special commendation’ for White Helmets operation
In Damascus, Syrians dare to hope that war’s end may be near
Designated terrorist Hashem Safieddine says Hezbollah ‘will not leave Syria’
Iran and Turkey pressure Kurdish groups on different fronts
Yemen government demands Houthis release captives to restart talks
Suicide bombing in Kabul kills 14, Afghanistan’s VP unharmed
Pakistan election candidate killed in suicide attack
Somalia’s al Shabaab says stormed military base in country’s south, killed 27 soldiers
White House ‘skeptical’ leaders in South Sudan can bring ‘genuine peace’ to nation
Taiwan vulnerable to Chinese invasion without US, foreign minister says
White House to showcase U.S. products as trade battles loom
China Waging New ‘Cold War’ to Topple U.S. as World’s Leading Superpower, Says CIA Official
After a week of walkbacks, Trump returns to Russia doubting
The Latest: Trump again calls Russia commotion ‘a big hoax’
Senators push sanctions to send Putin election meddling warning
FBI used anti-Trump media to obtain spy warrants on campaign
St. Louis Uber driver has put video of hundreds of passengers online. Most have no idea.
Top US officials: Iran has laid groundwork for major cyberattacks on Europe, US
Iran Hit By Series Of Earthquakes, 150 People Injured
5.9 magnitude earthquake hits near Sarpol-e Zahab, Iran
5.5 magnitude earthquake hits near Kerman, Iran
5.5 magnitude earthquake hits near Volcano, Hawaii
5.5 magnitude earthquake hits near Isangel, Vanuatu
5.2 magnitude earthquake hits near Sarangani, Philippines
5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Hidalgotitlan, Mexico
5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Banda Aceh, Indonesia
Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 26,000ft
Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 21,000ft
Kerinci volcano in Indonesia erupts to 14,000ft
Aoba volcano on Vanuatu erupts to 14,000ft
Rounds of rainfall to escalate flood concerns in eastern US this week
Storms, landslides and heat hit Asia
Flooding and landslides hit Vietnam and Philippines
Hundreds Rescued as Flooding Sparks ‘State of Calamity’ in North Philippines
Why wild weather is battering South-East Asia
Deadly heat wave to grip Japan early this week
Dust storm invades Las Vegas; heat wave coming
Censors jump into action as China’s latest vaccine scandal ignites
High risk of ‘losing control’ of AIDS epidemic: experts
100,000 protest in Tel Aviv over anti-LGBT discrimination
Cuba once made life hard for gays. Now, it’s on a path to allowing same-sex marriage
Former ICE Chief: We’ve Arrested More Than 2,000 Sexual Predators
Ohio man called in bomb threat so he would not miss United Airlines flight
Two dead, including gunman, after 15 people shot in downtown Toronto
One person dead, one injured in shooting at LDS Church in Fallon, Nevada
Ogden man charged, says he killed infant son because he had ‘666 on him,’ court papers say
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