International News

WTO Ruling Demonstrates Dangers of Multilateral Trade Agreements

WTO Ruling Demonstrates Dangers of Multilateral Trade Agreements

on May 20, 2018, 8:27 AM / in International News, Opinion

Written by  Steve Byas At first glance, it appears that Boeing, an American company, won a huge victory before the World Trade Organization (WTO) in its dispute with the European Union (EU), when the WTO’s appellate body ruled earlier this week that a 2016 ruling — that the EU has failed to eliminate billions of dollars in aid to Airbus on […]

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Germany: Gang of six men lift woman’s skirt and stroke her leg on subway train, record the sexual assault on video

on May 20, 2018, 7:22 AM / in International News

JIHAD WATCH The Munich police identify the perpetrators only as “dark-skinned men,” but they didn’t do this because they have dark skin. They most likely did this because they are — again, most likely — Muslim migrants, who believe such actions are permissible. One survivor of a Muslim rape gang in the UK said that her rapists would quote Quran to her, […]

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Germany’s Merkel says refugees must return home once war is over

Germany’s Merkel says refugees must return home once war is over

on May 20, 2018, 7:11 AM / in International News

NEUBRANDENBURG, Germany (Reuters) German Chancellor Angela Merkel tried on Saturday to placate the increasingly vocal critics of her open-door policy for refugees by insisting that most refugees from Syria and Iraq would go home once the conflicts there had ended. Despite appearing increasingly isolated, Merkel has resisted pressure from some conservatives to cap the influx of refugees, or to close […]

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SOLAR MINIMUM APPROACHING | A MINI ICE AGE?

SOLAR MINIMUM APPROACHING | A MINI ICE AGE?

on May 20, 2018, 7:08 AM / in International News

By Bob Berman  |   Farmers Almanac  COULD A DEEP SOLAR MINIMUM BRING ABOUT A NEW ICE AGE? Sunspots are disappearing more rapidly than usual as the Sun prepares to enter the solar minimum. The last time the absence of sunspots was so prolonged was the “Little Ice Age,” which happened back in the 1600s. Will Earth experience another cold snap? First, understand that the Sun normally follows […]

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Transgender activists: ‘gender unicorn’ is passé; time for the ‘gender elephant’

Transgender activists: ‘gender unicorn’ is passé; time for the ‘gender elephant’

on May 18, 2018, 6:15 AM / in International News, National News

by Calvin Freiburger OTTAWA, Ontario, (LifeSiteNews) – A Canadian LGBT activist group is replacing a character meant to illustrate the “spectrum” of human gender and sexuality, demonstrating how the transgender lobby is steadily replacing objective facts with personal perception. The “Gender Unicorn,” a graphic designed by Trans Student Educational Resources, is an illustration of a cartoon unicorn diagramming what the group […]

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Navy Aircraft Carriers Might Just Be Unsinkable. Here’s Why.

Navy Aircraft Carriers Might Just Be Unsinkable. Here’s Why.

on May 16, 2018, 6:10 AM / in International News, National News

Loren B. Thompson  |   The National Interest Security, That should make China nervous. Navy Aircraft Carriers Might Just Be Unsinkable. Here’s Why. The bottom line on aircraft carrier survivability is that only a handful of countries can credibly pose a threat to America’s most valuable warships, and short of using nuclear weapons none of those is likely to sink one.  Although the […]

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Venezuela seizes Kellogg unit after company halts operations: Maduro

Venezuela seizes Kellogg unit after company halts operations: Maduro

on May 16, 2018, 5:59 AM / in International News

Caracas (AFP) – Venezuela’s government seized control Tuesday of the South American country’s Kellogg subsidiary after it halted operations, President Nicolas Maduro announced. Maduro said the company had been “handed over to the workers” to continue production after the US-based cereals manufacturer said it was ceasing operations. In a statement, the US multinational cited Venezuela’s crippling economic crisis as the […]

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UN Quietly Advancing International Gun Confiscation

UN Quietly Advancing International Gun Confiscation

on May 15, 2018, 7:01 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

By Tim Brown  |  Freedom Outpost This is just one among a plethora of reasons why the UN should be abandoned by the united States.  We should not keep it on life support.  We should pull all our resources to it and any support for it, including housing the UN on our shores. I’ve said it before and I’ll say […]

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Mueller cases taking on water: Now potential conflict of interest leads to top Russian oligarch

Mueller cases taking on water: Now potential conflict of interest leads to top Russian oligarch

on May 15, 2018, 6:45 AM / in International News, National News

By J.E. Dyer  |   Liberty Unyielding John Solomon writes on Monday about emerging information on a potential conflict of interest for Robert Mueller in his activities as special counsel.  The conflict involves one of the biggest “Russian oligarch” names, Oleg Deripaska. The issue doesn’t seem to be that Mueller had inappropriate dealings with Deripaska — or, at least, it isn’t directly about that. […]

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Christianity to Replace Liberalism in Hungary

Christianity to Replace Liberalism in Hungary

on May 15, 2018, 6:42 AM / in International News

“We have replaced a shipwrecked liberal democracy with a 21st-century Christian democracy, which guarantees people’s freedom, security” said Viktor Orban, the recently re-elected Hungarian prime minister, during his acceptance speech last week. Orban also claimed, [W]e are working on building an old-school Christian democracy, rooted in European traditions. . . . [W]e believe in the importance of the nation, and in Hungary […]

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Armed Mother of Two and Off Duty Cop Shoots Gunman on Mothers Day

Armed Mother of Two and Off Duty Cop Shoots Gunman on Mothers Day

on May 15, 2018, 6:23 AM / in International News

  U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)-Brazil is notorious for a high violent crime rate which is why it was no surprise that 21-year-old Elivelton Neves Moreira tried to rob a group of mothers with their children during a Mother’s Day event in Sao Paulo on Saturday. The mothers were waiting at the gates of a private school where the event was supposed to take […]

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Avengers: Infinity War leads box office for third weekend

Avengers: Infinity War leads box office for third weekend

on May 14, 2018, 8:14 AM / in International News, National News

Avengers: Infinity War led the domestic box office for the third straight weekend, earning $61.8 million this weekend. Life of the Party, starring Melissa McCarthy, came in at No. 2 this week with $18.5 million. Avengers: Infinity War made a record $257.6 million in North America on its first weekend, then tacked on another $112.5 million in its second weekend. […]

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Suicide bombers hit Indonesian police station

Suicide bombers hit Indonesian police station

on May 14, 2018, 8:06 AM / in International News

Suicide bombers, apparently members of a single family, attacked a police station in the Indonesian city of Surabaya on Monday, a day after another family blew themselves up at three Christian churches. Monday’s bombing, which involved four attackers on two motorcycles, injured 10 people, including four police officers, and killed all the attackers. An 8-year-old girl who was on one […]

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Pompeo promises prosperity for North Korea if it dismantles nuclear program

on May 14, 2018, 8:04 AM / in International News

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that the U.S. would lift sanctions against North Korea if it commits to dismantling its nuclear weapons program. Pompeo, speaking on Sunday morning talk shows, said that the U.S. would not send taxpayer money to North Korea but would let private companies invest in the cash-poor communist nation’s energy, agriculture, and infrastructure […]

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Trump pledges to help China’s ZTE rebound ‘fast’ after sanctions

Trump pledges to help China’s ZTE rebound ‘fast’ after sanctions

on May 14, 2018, 8:03 AM / in International News, National News

President Trump on Sunday vowed to help Chinese cellphone maker ZTE Corp. “get back into business, fast,” after being targeted with crippling U.S. sanctions. ZTE suspended its main operations after the Commerce Department last month banned U.S. companies from selling to the tech company for seven years over its failure to honor the terms of an agreement made after it […]

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Shiite cleric Sadr’s coalition leads early Iraq election returns

Shiite cleric Sadr’s coalition leads early Iraq election returns

on May 14, 2018, 8:01 AM / in International News

An electoral coalition backed by Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr led early Iraq election results released Sunday. If the count holds when the final official tally is released Monday, the vote will upset the re-election campaign of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. Sadr, who led a militia that fought U.S. troops during the occupation of Iraq, was not a candidate for office, […]

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Palestinians killed as protests build against U.S. embassy in Jerusalem

on May 14, 2018, 7:59 AM / in International News

Israeli gunfire reportedly killed at least a dozen Palestinians and wounded at least 35 more along the Gaza Strip border fence on Monday as thousands of protesters gathered ahead of the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. Demonstrations against the embassy’s move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which both Israelis and Palestinians claim as their capital, were fueled by […]

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Has Iran threatened to ‘out’ names of ‘Western officials’ who took bribes to pass nuke deal?

Has Iran threatened to ‘out’ names of ‘Western officials’ who took bribes to pass nuke deal?

on May 14, 2018, 6:33 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

By Howard Portnoy   |   Liberty Unyielding The story, which may turn out to be nothing more than a tantalizing conspiracy theory, centers on the claim that Hossein Jaberi Ansari, a spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry, recently issued the following ultimatum to “Western officials”: Bring pressure to bear on the Trump administration following its pull-out from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (aka, nuke deal […]

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Ribbon Cutting in Jerusalem

on May 14, 2018, 5:57 AM / in International News, National News

H/T to The Hill The U.S. will cut the ribbon on its embassy in Jerusalem today, the latest in a string of international gambles that will ultimately define President Trump’s legacy. It’s been a high-wire act for the president on the global stage over the past few weeks: Officially moving the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem delivers on campaign […]

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Trump administration struggles to deal with US enemy combatant

on May 13, 2018, 6:27 AM / in International News, National News

BY KATIE BO WILLIAMS   |    The HILL The Trump administration is weighing how to proceed with a U.S. citizen it has held as an enemy combatant since September in a unusual case that could threaten the legal underpinnings of the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The man, known only as John Doe, has presented a […]

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