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Pres. Trump Accuses Pakistan Of Aiding Terrorists, Threatens To Cut Off Funding

Pres. Trump Accuses Pakistan Of Aiding Terrorists, Threatens To Cut Off Funding

on January 3, 2018, 8:30 AM / in International News, National News, People

At 9:32 am (CT)  this morning – I took my first breath of earthly air in 1940 – in the same bed, bedroom, house,  my mother took her first breath on this earth.  All this took place on the shores of the Great Mississippi River in Winona MN.   Having now completed 78 years I am embarking on my 79th year […]

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Trump threatens to cut off aid to Palestinians

on January 3, 2018, 8:19 AM / in International News, National News

President Trump on Tuesday said the U.S. might stop sending money to the Palestinians. “We pay the Palestinians HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect,” Trump tweeted. “They don’t even want to negotiate a long overdue peace treaty with Israel.” The remarks came a day after Trump accused Pakistan of giving the United States […]

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North Korea reopens border hotline with South Korea as Trump mocks Kim Jong Un

on January 3, 2018, 8:11 AM / in International News

North Korea reopened a border hotline with South Korea on Wednesday, a day after South Korea proposed high-level talks next week to ease tensions over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapon and missile programs. The offer followed a New Year’s Day speech in which North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for dialogue and said he had a nuclear button on his desk […]

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U. S. Service member killed and 4 injured on New Years Day

U. S. Service member killed and 4 injured on New Years Day

on January 3, 2018, 7:22 AM / in International News, National News

One U.S. service member was killed and four others were injured in a “combat engagement” in eastern Afghanistan on New Year’s Day, U.S. Forces Afghanistan said Tuesday. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our own,” Gen. John Nicholson, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, said in a statement. “At this very difficult time our heartfelt sympathies go […]

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Trump on Iran

on January 3, 2018, 7:20 AM / in International News, National News

President Trump on Tuesday said the Iranian people are “finally” taking action against the country’s “brutal and corrupt” rulers, and reiterated his warning to Tehran that “the U.S. is watching” its response to protests. “The people of Iran are finally acting against the brutal and corrupt Iranian regime,” Trump said on Twitter. “All of the money that President Obama so foolishly gave […]

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Fusion GPS Partners Make First Public Comments About The Dossier

on January 3, 2018, 6:40 AM / in International News, National News

By Chuck Ross  |   The Daily Caller Two of the co-founders of the opposition research firm behind the infamous Steele dossier say they are “extremely proud” of their work investigating Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russia. But, writing at The New York Times, Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, two partners at Fusion GPS, provide little in the way of evidence to support […]

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South Korea answers North Korean overture with offer of talks

South Korea answers North Korean overture with offer of talks

on January 2, 2018, 7:16 AM / in International News

South Korea on Tuesday answered North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s call for dialogue by proposing high-level talks on the border next week. Kim suggested easing military tensions and said he was open to sending a delegation to the upcoming Winter Olympics in the South. Cho Myoung-gyon, Seoul’s unification minister, proposed a meeting next Tuesday in the border village of […]

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Trump Reverses the Obama Doctrine on Iran

Trump Reverses the Obama Doctrine on Iran

on January 2, 2018, 6:43 AM / in International News, Opinion

By Ben Shaprio  |   National Review Obama extolled the virtues of American global leadership while abdicating our global responsibilities. Trump has done the opposite. Last week, former Obama national security advisor Susan Rice — she of the infamously shifting Benghazi explanations — published an op-ed in the New York Times dedicated to the proposition that Trump’s “America first” foreign policy […]

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South Korea Seizes 2nd Ship Suspected Of Violating UN Sanctions On Oil Sales

South Korea Seizes 2nd Ship Suspected Of Violating UN Sanctions On Oil Sales

on January 1, 2018, 6:52 AM / in International News

by Tyler Durden After we reported yesterday that South Korean authorities had seized a ship suspected of illegally delivering oil to North Korea via clandestine ship-to-ship transfers, Reuters  reported Sunday that the South also seized a Panama-flagged vessel suspected of violating UN sanctions restricting oil sales to North Korea. The seizure was the second to be revealed by South Korea within a few days, as the United […]

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Finland at 100—Frozen by Fear, Dragged to a Multicultural Grave

Finland at 100—Frozen by Fear, Dragged to a Multicultural Grave

on December 30, 2017, 8:10 AM / in International News, Opinion

By HARRI HONKANEN    |  The Unz Review: An Alternative Media Selection In the early hours of 28th September 1994, a pleasure ship, MS Estonia, sank in the Baltic Sea. Of the 989 people on board, a staggering 852 died. Bizarrely, some 650 were found below decks—unable to believe what was happening, they had made no attempt to save their lives Why? One possibility: […]

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Fighting stops to allow biggest prisoner swap yet in Ukraine

Fighting stops to allow biggest prisoner swap yet in Ukraine

on December 28, 2017, 7:53 AM / in International News

The Ukrainian military and Russian-backed separatists stopped shelling each other on Wednesday as they exchanged hundreds of prisoners. It was the biggest such swap since the start of the conflict in 2014, with the rebels releasing 73 Ukrainians and the nation’s government handing over more than 200 separatists. The exchange took place with no serious problems. Several days ago, the […]

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4 North Korean defectors show possible radiation exposure

on December 28, 2017, 7:50 AM / in International News

At least four North Korean defectors have shown signs of radiation exposure, South Korea said Wednesday. The four are among 30 defectors from the area near North Korea’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site, although South Korean authorities could not immediately determine whether they were exposed through the country’s controversial nuclear weapons program. North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test since 2006 […]

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Afghanistan bombings targeting Shiites kill at least 40

Afghanistan bombings targeting Shiites kill at least 40

on December 28, 2017, 7:40 AM / in International News

A flurry of bombings in Kabul killed at least 40 people and wounded dozens more on Thursday, Afghan authorities said. The attacks started when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest inside a Shiite cultural center and religious school during a group succession. That attack accounted for most of the casualties. Two other explosions followed, one of them at the […]

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Russia Says About 10,000 IS Militants Now in Afghanistan

Russia Says About 10,000 IS Militants Now in Afghanistan

on December 27, 2017, 7:35 AM / in International News

ISLAMABAD — Russia has estimated there are about 10,000 Islamic State militants in Afghanistan and their number is growing because fighters fleeing Syria and Iraq also are heading to the war-ravaged country. Russian media on Saturday quoted Zamir Kabulov, Russia’s special presidential envoy for Afghanistan, as saying Moscow is particularly worried about an increasing foothold of Daesh militants in northern Afghan […]

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Trump Gave U.N. What It Deserved — Maybe It’s Time Defund It

on December 27, 2017, 7:06 AM / in International News, Opinion

Investors Business Daily Priorities: The U.S. will slash its spending on the United Nations by $285 million in the coming year. It’s about time the U.S. reduced funding to this corrupt, incompetent global organization. We hope more cuts are on the way. U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley was blunt in delivering the bad news. “The inefficiency and overspending of the United Nations […]

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When Caught Deny… China defends sanctions work after report of NK oil transfer

on December 27, 2017, 6:47 AM / in International News

Associated Press BEIJING –  China’s foreign ministry has defended its enforcement of U.N. sanctions against North Korea following reports Chinese ships improperly transferred oil to North Korean vessels at sea. A ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying, said Wednesday she had no information about the latest report. But she said China has “completely and strictly” enforced trade restrictions aimed at discouraging North […]

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Taliban car bomb targets Afghan army base, wounding 15

on December 27, 2017, 6:44 AM / in International News

Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan –  An Afghan official says a car bomb has gone off near a military base in the southern city of Lashkar Gah, wounding 15 people. Omar Zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor, said all but one of those wounded in Wednesday’s attack were soldiers. He says the attack targeted a military convoy leaving the base. The […]

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A New Space Race?

A New Space Race?

on December 27, 2017, 6:34 AM / in International News, National News

Martand Jha  |  The National Interest After a long time, the issue of outer space affairs is assuming a central position in the discourse of both national and international security. A New Space Race? On December 11, Donald Trump signed a new space policy directive which instructs NASA to focus on sending humans to the moon. The last time the United […]

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Russia Is Ready to Mediate Talks Between the U.S. and North Korea, Kremlin Says

on December 27, 2017, 6:31 AM / in International News, National News

(MOSCOW)(Reuters) — Russia is ready to act as a mediator between North Korea and the United States if both parties are willing for it to play such a role, the Kremlin said on Tuesday. Moscow has long called for the two sides to hold negotiations aimed at reducing tensions over the nuclear and missile program North Korea is pursuing in […]

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Now I have heard it all… Mary was Raped? The Leftist Christmas Grinches Are at It Again

Now I have heard it all… Mary was Raped? The Leftist Christmas Grinches Are at It Again

on December 27, 2017, 6:00 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion, Religion

Written by  Selwyn Duke It’s bad enough when a Muslim cleric states that one must not say “Merry Christmas” and that doing so is worse than “killing someone,” as an Islamic “scholar” I recently cited did. But then we have the people born into the Christian tradition who join the anti-yuletide chorus, albeit with a tad more subtlety (usually). This […]

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