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Soros Laments ‘Everything Has Gone Wrong’

Soros Laments ‘Everything Has Gone Wrong’

on June 12, 2018, 8:34 AM / in International News, National News

Billionaire George Soros, one of the chief archenemies of Liberty, has a complaint. “Everything that could go wrong, has gone wrong,” he said over the weekend. Why? Because people around the world are rising up to reject the leftist, socialist, globalist worldview that Soros has spent billions to push. “Apparently,” he lamented of Donald Trump’s unexpected election win, “I was living […]

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Sessions says gang and domestic violence no longer grounds for asylum

on June 12, 2018, 7:30 AM / in International News, National News

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday said domestic abuse and gang violence would no longer be considered grounds for seeking asylum in the U.S. Sessions, in a rare move, personally intervened to overturn a key immigration court decision granting asylum to a Salvadoran woman who was raped and beaten by her ex-husband. “I understand that many victims of domestic violence […]

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LGBT-pushing Fr. James Martin to speak at Vatican’s World Meeting of Families

LGBT-pushing Fr. James Martin to speak at Vatican’s World Meeting of Families

on June 12, 2018, 6:45 AM / in International News

By Claire Chretien  |  (LifeSiteNews)  Father James Martin, the Jesuit priest who uses his large social media following to advocate for the Catholic Church to embrace homosexuality, has accepted the Vatican’s invitation to speak at the 2018 World Meeting of Families in Dublin. Martin’s presentation is titled “Exploring how Parishes can support those families with members who identify as LGBTI+,” in what may […]

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Trump, Kim sign agreement after North Korea summit; war games put on hold

Trump, Kim sign agreement after North Korea summit; war games put on hold

on June 12, 2018, 5:54 AM / in International News, National News

by Jonathan Allen |   NBC The president said he “developed a very special bond” with the dictator, who Trump called “a very talented man” who will be invited to the White House. SINGAPORE — President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a joint statement Tuesday agreeing to pursue the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. The pact came at the end of […]

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Foxconn investigates allegations of harsh conditions at Chinese factory

on June 11, 2018, 7:26 AM / in International News

Foxconn said Sunday that it was investigating a plant that makes Amazon devices in China after the New York-based China Labor Watch issued a report detailing allegedly harsh working conditions at the plant. The watchdog group said employees at the Hengyang Foxconn plant in Hunan province are made to work excessive hours for low wages, and that they often have […]

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Cuba releases details on latest sonic incident

on June 11, 2018, 7:25 AM / in International News

Cuba on Sunday released information on the latest mysterious health incident involving a U.S. diplomat in the country, saying that a U.S. embassy official had fallen ill after hearing “undefined sounds” in her home on May 29. Cuba said it sent investigators who found no evidence suggesting the source of the sounds. U.S. officials said they had pulled two officials […]

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President Trump Requests Russia’s reinstatement to G7

President Trump Requests Russia’s reinstatement to G7

on June 9, 2018, 7:51 AM / in International News, National News

President Trump on Friday said that Russia should be reinstated into the Group of Seven major economies, a comment that could further anger U.S. allies during what is already expected to be a tense set of meetings. Speaking to reporters on the South Lawn before leaving for Canada to attend the G-7 summit, Trump said he has been “Russia’s worst nightmare” but argued […]

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US service member killed in Somalia

US service member killed in Somalia

on June 9, 2018, 7:08 AM / in International News, National News

BY REBECCA KHEEL  |   THE HILL A U.S. service member has been killed and four others injured in Somalia, the U.S. military confirmed Friday. “During an operation June 8, 2018, in Jubaland, Somalia, one U.S. Special Operations member was killed and four U.S. service members and one partner force was wounded as the result of an enemy attack,” U.S. Africa Command […]

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NASA rover finds signs of ancient organic material on Mars

NASA rover finds signs of ancient organic material on Mars

on June 8, 2018, 7:22 AM / in International News

NASA announced Thursday that its Curiosity rover had found organic matter on Mars, a new but inconclusive finding suggesting that the Red Planet might have had the building blocks of life. The samples were taken from 3.5 billion-year-old mudstone in the Gale Crater. “These results do not give us any evidence of life,” said study lead author Jennifer Eigenbrode, a […]

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Trump administration reaches deal with China’s ZTE

on June 8, 2018, 7:19 AM / in International News, National News

The Trump administration on Thursday reached a deal with Chinese telecom company ZTE, ending devastating U.S. sanctions but requiring the firm to pay a $1 billion penalty for violating U.S. rules on trading with Iran and North Korea. The deal also requires ZTE to pay for a U.S. compliance team that the U.S. is “literally embedding” in ZTE, Commerce Secretary […]

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Dangerous conditions force suspension of Guatemala volcano rescue efforts

Dangerous conditions force suspension of Guatemala volcano rescue efforts

on June 8, 2018, 7:17 AM / in International News

Rescuers suspended the search for survivors in areas devastated by the eruption of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano on Thursday because weather conditions and still-hot volcanic material were making the work too dangerous. “It rained very hard yesterday. … The soil is unstable,” said Pablo Castillo, a spokesman for the national police. Some distraught residents kept looking for missing loved ones using […]

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Afghan government announces temporary ceasefire with Taliban

on June 7, 2018, 7:40 AM / in International News

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Thursday that his government and the Taliban had agreed to an unconditional ceasefire until June 20. The deal coincided with the end of the Muslim fasting season, but did not include the Islamic State and other extremist groups. The agreement followed a meeting this week in which Islamic clerics recommended a ceasefire and declared a […]

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Hit-and-run university student found dead in prison

Hit-and-run university student found dead in prison

on June 6, 2018, 6:00 AM / in International News

Katie Allan, who was 20 at the time of the accident, died at Polmont Prison near Falkirk, on Monday. The Glasgow University geography student was jailed for 16 months in March. The incident, which involved a 15-year-old boy – happened in Giffnock, East Renfrewshire, on 10 August last year. Paisley Sheriff Court heard that the teenager was out jogging at about […]

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48 migrants dead after boat sinks off Tunisia

on June 4, 2018, 7:12 AM / in International News

At least 48 migrants died and 67 were rescued when their boat sank off the coast of Tunisia on Sunday in one of the deadliest migrant boat accidents in recent years. Dozens more were missing. Traffickers have increasingly used Tunisia as a launching point for crafts carrying people trying to reach Europe from North Africa since Libya’s coast guard has […]

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At least 25 killed in Guatemala volcanic eruption

At least 25 killed in Guatemala volcanic eruption

on June 4, 2018, 7:11 AM / in International News

Guatemala’s Volcán de Fuego, or “volcano of fire,” erupted Sunday, blanketing nearby villages with heavy ash and killing at least 25 people. At least 20 others were injured, and authorities said the toll could rise, as an undetermined number of people are still unaccounted for. Four of the people killed were in a house in El Rodeo village that was […]

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North Korea reportedly shakes up military leadership before Trump summit

on June 4, 2018, 7:03 AM / in International News

North Korea reportedly shook up its military leadership ahead of the planned June 12 summit between the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, and President Trump. The top three North Korean military officials were replaced. South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported that all three of the officials, all members of the aging Old Guard, were replaced by younger officials loyal to […]

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Boy Scouts explains how it will distribute condoms to minors at upcoming global gathering

Boy Scouts explains how it will distribute condoms to minors at upcoming global gathering

on June 2, 2018, 7:21 AM / in International News, National News

By Lisa Bourne (LifeSiteNews) – Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is defending its plan to distribute condoms to “all participants” at a massive international gathering of boy and girl scouts next summer in the United States. The organizations says that it’s simply addressing the “needs of international health norms.” In a statement to LifeSiteNews, BSA said that condoms will be […]

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Trump says summit with North Korea will take place on June 12

Trump says summit with North Korea will take place on June 12

on June 2, 2018, 6:36 AM / in International News, National News

  BY JORDAN FABIAN  |   THE HILL President Trump said Friday that his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will take place as scheduled on June 12, ending a week of uncertainty about the historic summit. Trump made the announcement after an 80-minute meeting in the Oval Office with top North Korea official Kim Yong Chol, who hand-delivered a personal letter from Kim […]

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Little Dog Barks: Assad threatens to force U.S. troops out of northeastern Syria

Little Dog Barks: Assad threatens to force U.S. troops out of northeastern Syria

on June 1, 2018, 7:32 AM / in International News

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that he would use force to push U.S. troops out of northeastern Syria if they don’t cede control to the government willingly. “The Americans should leave somehow. They are going to leave,” Assad said in comments to Russian state-owned RT that were broadcast Thursday. Assad said his government is negotiating with local factions to return […]

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Danish lawmakers approve burqa ban

Danish lawmakers approve burqa ban

on June 1, 2018, 7:30 AM / in International News

The Danish Parliament on Thursday passed a law banning women from wearing traditional clothing that hides the face, such as a niqab or burqa. The legislation does not specifically single out Muslims, but says that “anyone who wears a garment that hides the face in public will be punished with a fine.” The penalty is 1,000 kroner ($157) but it […]

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