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Now this is a shame…. British tour company Thomas Cook shuts down

Now this is a shame…. British tour company Thomas Cook shuts down

on September 23, 2019, 7:46 AM / in International News

The world’s oldest travel company, the British firm Thomas Cook, shut down on Monday, leaving 600,000 customers stranded abroad. Thomas Cook started out in 1841 organizing local rail trips. It later pioneered European package vacations, and ran hotels, resorts, and airlines in 16 countries. It collapsed after failing to strike a rescue deal with lenders as it struggled with $2.1 […]

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Hong Kong police break up shopping mall protest with tear gas

on September 23, 2019, 7:25 AM / in International News

Hong Kong police fired tear gas to disperse pro-democracy protesters who occupied a shopping mall on Sunday. Activists reportedly targeted businesses with connections to China as the demonstrations continued for a 16th weekend. The protests erupted over a bill, now withdrawn, that sought to allow the extradition of criminal suspects to mainland China. The demonstrations have grown into broader resistance […]

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Arab lawmakers back Gantz in bid to help oust Israel’s Netanyahu

Arab lawmakers back Gantz in bid to help oust Israel’s Netanyahu

on September 23, 2019, 7:24 AM / in International News

The Arab bloc in Israel’s parliament on Sunday endorsed Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz for prime minister. It was the first time the Arab lawmakers had backed a candidate for prime minister since 1992. The support of the Arab Joint List gives Gantz 57 supporters in Parliament. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has 55. Netanyahu appealed to hardliners ahead […]

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Trump acknowledges discussing Biden with Ukraine leader

Trump acknowledges discussing Biden with Ukraine leader

on September 23, 2019, 7:21 AM / in International News, National News

President Trump on Sunday acknowledged talking about former Vice President Joe Biden in a July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, although he said he was not improperly pressuring Zelensky to investigate a political rival. Democrats suspect Trump of trying to get Ukraine to look into the business dealings of Biden’s son, Hunter Biden. Ukraine was awaiting a Trump […]

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‘Almost impossible mission’: The 8,000-mile nonstop flight to save a US soldier’s life

on September 22, 2019, 7:11 AM / in International News, National News

The Taliban have stepped up attacks across Afghanistan after President Trump scrapped high-level peace talks between Afghan and Taliban leaders at Camp David earlier this month. Watch the latest video at foxnews.com  This week alone, three major suicide bombings killed dozens of people, including 26 at a campaign rally for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. The Taliban claimed responsibility for all of them. Seventeen U.S. troops have been killed […]

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Trump hits Iranian central bank with sanctions

on September 21, 2019, 7:38 AM / in International News, National News

Those new Iran sanctions President Trump teased on Twitter earlier this week have arrived. During a meeting Friday with Australia’s prime minister, Trump announced he has sanctioned Iran’s national bank. “These are the highest sanctions ever imposed on a country, we’ve never done it to this level. It’s too bad what’s happening with Iran, it’s going to hell,” Trump told […]

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U.S. drone strike kills 30 civilians in Afghanistan

on September 20, 2019, 7:27 AM / in International News

A U.S. drone strike targeting an Islamic State hideout killed at least 30 civilians in Afghanistan, U.S. officials said Thursday. Another 40 people were injured. The people who were hit reportedly were farmers and laborers who were resting after collecting pine nuts in the eastern Nangarhar province. Officials in Kabul confirmed the drone strike. A U.S. spokesman said they were […]

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U.S. builds coalition as Iran warns strike would mean ‘all-out war’

on September 20, 2019, 7:24 AM / in International News

The Trump administration said Thursday that it had started building a coalition to respond to Iranian threats following allegations that Tehran was behind weekend strikes against Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. was talking with Saudi and Emirati officials about how to handle Iran, which Saudi Arabia says was behind the strike. “We are […]

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Imelda, one of three churning storms, drenches Texas

Imelda, one of three churning storms, drenches Texas

on September 19, 2019, 8:03 AM / in International News, National News

Heavy rains from Tropical Depression Imelda are triggering flash floods in eastern Texas, which braced for the heaviest rains from a single storm since the devastating Hurricane Harvey in 2017. The storm formed in the Gulf of Mexico and briefly gained tropical storm status before weakening ahead of making landfall near Houston. In the Atlantic, Hurricane Humberto brushed past Bermuda, […]

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Canada’s Trudeau apologizes after brownface photo surfaces

Canada’s Trudeau apologizes after brownface photo surfaces

on September 19, 2019, 7:55 AM / in International News

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized Wednesday after Time published a 2001 photo showing him wearing brownface makeup at an Arabian Nights-themed gala at the expensive private school where he was then a teacher. “I’m really sorry,” he said. “I didn’t consider it racist at the time, but now we know better.” (BULLSH_T!) Trudeau also admitted he wore blackface while […]

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Trump says he’s increasing Iran sanctions after Saudi oil attack

Trump says he’s increasing Iran sanctions after Saudi oil attack

on September 19, 2019, 7:49 AM / in International News, National News

The Trump administration announced Wednesday that it would “substantially” increase sanctions against Iran following weekend strikes against oil facilities in Saudi Arabia. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the strikes an “act of war,” and Saudi Arabia said Wednesday that Iran was “unquestionably” behind the strikes on two of the kingdom’s major oil production facilities. Saudi officials said surveillance video […]

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Pompeo accuses Iran of ‘act of war’ in attacks on Saudi Arabia

Pompeo accuses Iran of ‘act of war’ in attacks on Saudi Arabia

on September 19, 2019, 6:22 AM / in International News, National News

By Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver The United States on Wednesday officially accused Iran of “an act of war” against oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, but it was not President Trump who spoke of war. It was Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who traveled to Jeddah to consult Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman about options to deter Tehran’s aggressions. […]

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The Anchor Baby Myth

The Anchor Baby Myth

on September 19, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, International News, National News, Opinion

The Constitution v Birthright Citizenship “Born in other countries, yet believing you could be happy in this, our laws acknowledge, as they should do, your right to join us in society, conforming, as I doubt not you will do, to our established rules.” Thomas Jefferson (1801) There is a raging political debate about immigration in the U.S., or more specifically […]

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Billy Graham: ‘God Hasn’t Changed … I Warn You That His Wrath’ Will ‘Explode’ on the Sexually ‘Immoral’

Billy Graham: ‘God Hasn’t Changed … I Warn You That His Wrath’ Will ‘Explode’ on the Sexually ‘Immoral’

on September 19, 2019, 6:00 AM / in International News, Opinion, Religion

By Michael W. Chapman  /  CNSNews H/T to Jackie…. Pastor Billy Graham, one of the most respected and influential Christian evangelists of the last 60 years, said that God gave us “moral laws” about sex “that are absolute and unchangeable,” and for those who engage in sexual immorality, God’s “wrath” will fall on them and “upon those who encourage others […]

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Trump mixing diplomacy with hunt for narrow options to punish Iran after Saudi attacks

on September 18, 2019, 6:19 AM / in International News, National News

By Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver  |  The Hill President Trump, faced with rising tensions in the Middle East, worked on Tuesday to balance international diplomacy with potential punishment, including military action, aimed at Iran following Saturday’s sophisticated missile and drone strikes against oil facilities in Saudi Arabia. The president on Tuesday received a menu of possible actions against Iran, […]

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Israel votes with Netanyahu’s future on the line

Israel votes with Netanyahu’s future on the line

on September 17, 2019, 7:52 AM / in International News

Israeli voters go to the polls Tuesday in an election that will determine whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stays in power. It is the country’s second national election in five months, coming after Netanyahu’s failed effort to form a governing coalition. Netanyahu, seeking a fourth straight term, is the longest serving leader in Israel’s history. Ahead of the vote, he […]

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Deadly bomb hits Afghan president’s campaign rally

Deadly bomb hits Afghan president’s campaign rally

on September 17, 2019, 7:50 AM / in International News

A bomb blast killed at least 24 people at a campaign rally for Afghanistan’s president, Ashraf Ghani, on Tuesday. At least 31 other people were wounded. Ghani was inside a building when a suicide bomber on a motorcycle detonated the bomb outside. Ghani has been campaigning in his re-election bid mostly by video conference ahead of the Sept. 28 vote, which […]

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Saudi Arabia says weapons in oil attack were made by Iran

Saudi Arabia says weapons in oil attack were made by Iran

on September 17, 2019, 7:47 AM / in International News

Saudi Arabia on Monday said that the weapons used to attack its oil facilities over the weekend were Iranian made. The allegation contradicted claims by Yemeni Houthi rebels that they were behind the drone attacks. The Houthis, who are fighting a Saudi-backed coalition that supports Yemen’s government, also threatened further strikes. Iran has denied responsibility. The Trump administration has blamed […]

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These Are The Safest Cities In The World

These Are The Safest Cities In The World

on September 17, 2019, 6:13 AM / in International News

by Tyler Durden  |  ZeroHedge During a time when crime rates in the US – particularly violent crime – are steadily creeping higher once again after declining for roughly a quarter-century, readers may wonder: What are the safest cities in the world? Well, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that few of them are in the US. In fact, when it […]

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China’s Economy Continues to Falter Ahead of October Trade Talks

China’s Economy Continues to Falter Ahead of October Trade Talks

on September 17, 2019, 6:00 AM / in International News

New admissions from China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Monday reveal continuing and accelerating weakness in the world’s second-largest economy. Heading into trade talks scheduled for October, such weakness further erodes the bargaining power of China’s communist negotiators in dealing with President Trump’s top people. The report from the Chinese government’s economic mouthpiece was startlingly candid: The nation’s industrial production hit […]

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