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Kurds vote overwhelmingly for independence from Iraq

Kurds vote overwhelmingly for independence from Iraq

on September 28, 2017, 7:41 AM / in International News

Iraqi Kurds voted overwhelmingly in favor of independence in a non-binding referendum this week, according to official results announced Wednesday by the Kurdish electoral commission. More than 92 percent of the three million people who cast ballots voted “yes.” Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called for the vote to be annulled. His government had urged officials in the semi-autonomous Kurdish […]

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Rockets hit Kabul airport after Mattis arrives

Rockets hit Kabul airport after Mattis arrives

on September 27, 2017, 9:02 AM / in International News, National News

Insurgents fired multiple rockets at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport on Wednesday hours after Defense Secretary James Mattis arrived in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit. Both the Taliban and the Islamic State claimed responsibility. The Taliban said Mattis was the target. The attack occurred after Mattis and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg arrived in Kabul for talks with Afghan leaders. They […]

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Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive

on September 27, 2017, 8:56 AM / in International News

Not sure this is really a good idea……. Saudi Arabia announced Tuesday that it would let women drive, lifting a longstanding ban that had become a focus of criticism over the treatment of women by the country’s conservative Muslim monarchy. Rights groups have pushed for the lifting of the ban, and some women have been jailed for defying it. Supporters […]

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Iraq’s Kurds vote in independence referendum

on September 25, 2017, 8:47 AM / in International News

Iraqi Kurds began voting in a historic independence referendum on Monday. Iraq’s central government, along with regional and world powers, opposed the vote, which is expected to end in an overwhelming “yes” vote for independence for Iraq’s Kurdish region, although the Kurdish Regional Government’s allies and enemies alike have said they would not recognize the results. The U.S., an ally […]

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Merkel wins 4th term as German chancellor

Merkel wins 4th term as German chancellor

on September 25, 2017, 8:46 AM / in International News

Germans voted Sunday to give Chancellor Angela Merkel her fourth term. Her center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian sister-party the Christian Social Union (CSU) won 32.5 percent of Bundestag seats, down from 41.5 percent in the last election in 2013 but still forming the largest bloc. Merkel’s bloc now heads into what could be months of talks to […]

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Watching Europe Fall

on September 25, 2017, 7:58 AM / in History, International News, Opinion

Send by a friend.  This is a very lucid presentation of what’s happening in Europe. Watch this video, 11:20 long, worth every minute of your time. By the way, sometimes biblically illiterate liberals will invoke Jesus’s words about loving your neighbor and turning the other cheek, imploring governments to follow these commands that are clearly meant for individual social interaction, […]

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Iran Responds To Trump’s UN Speech By Testing Missile That Can Hit Israel

on September 25, 2017, 7:45 AM / in International News

‘As long as some speak in the language of threats…’ By Jack Davis Iran boasted Saturday that it had tested a new medium-range missile that could reach much of the Middle East, including Israel. The test was a gesture of defiance after President Donald Trump signed a law last month imposing mandatory penalties on anyone involved in or connected to Iran’s ballistic missile program. Trump […]

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Trade Commission ruling on Solar Panels coming up today

on September 22, 2017, 8:18 AM / in International News, National News

The International Trade Commission is due Today to announce its initial decision on a petition from two domestic manufacturers for trade penalties on imported solar panels. The commission will announce whether it has determined that the two companies, Suniva and SolarWorld, have been injured by imports. If the answer is yes, the commission will later recommend some penalties to Trump, […]

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Feeling Hard Hit…. PUERTO RICO COULD GO MONTHS WITHOUT POWER

Feeling Hard Hit…. PUERTO RICO COULD GO MONTHS WITHOUT POWER

on September 22, 2017, 8:15 AM / in International News, National News

Officials in Puerto Rico are warning the island could be without electricity for up to half a year following Hurricane Maria. San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz told MSNBC on Thursday that the U.S. territory’s 3.5 million people are “looking at four to six months without electricity” after Maria, a Category 4 storm, swept across the island yesterday. “The San […]

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Iran’s president calls Trump’s U.N. speech ‘ignorant’ and ‘hateful’

on September 21, 2017, 7:36 AM / in International News

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani harshly criticized President Trump at the United Nations on Wednesday, calling Trump’s address to the U.N. General Assembly a day earlier “ignorant, absurd, and hateful.” In his speech, Trump called Iran a “murderous regime” and said the 2015 nuclear deal under which sanctions against Tehran were lifted was an “embarrassment” to the U.S. Rouhani said Iran […]

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Spanish police raid Catalan government offices to block referendum

Spanish police raid Catalan government offices to block referendum

on September 21, 2017, 7:35 AM / in International News

Spanish police raided Catalan regional government offices on Wednesday, arresting a dozen officials in a bid to block a banned Oct. 1 referendum on independence. Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the offices, which are in the heart of Barcelona’s tourist district, and angrily criticized Madrid for the move, chanting “Occupying forces out!” “The Spanish state has by all rights intervened […]

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Mexicans rush to rescue earthquake survivors

Mexicans rush to rescue earthquake survivors

on September 21, 2017, 7:25 AM / in International News

Mexicans on Wednesday rushed to rescue survivors buried under rubble from dozens of buildings that collapsed in Tuesday’s 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which struck near Mexico City. The quake left at least 225 people dead, including 30 children killed when their school fell. Thousands of government and rescue workers dug through the rubble of the school and other buildings, and residents of […]

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Trump Tells UN He Will Totally Destroy North Korea If Need Be

Trump Tells UN He Will Totally Destroy North Korea If Need Be

on September 20, 2017, 7:09 AM / in International News, National News

Edmondo Burr  /  Your News Wire In his debut speech to the UN General Assembly, Donald Trump, president of the most powerful nation on earth, tells the only standing world body responsible for maintaining international peace and order among nations since the end of World War II, that he is going to “totally destroy” North Korea unless “Rocket man” backs off, referring […]

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The Anchor Baby Myth

The Anchor Baby Myth

on September 19, 2017, 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, 2017, 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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It supplies 90 per cent of oil to North Korea … so why is China’s pipeline excluded from UN sanctions?

It supplies 90 per cent of oil to North Korea … so why is China’s pipeline excluded from UN sanctions?

on September 19, 2017, 5:47 AM / in International News

South China Morning Post A joint pipeline would be expensive – and maybe impossible – to repair if crude flows stopped completely, specialists say An oil pipeline that supplies 90 per cent of North Korea’s crude has been excluded from the latest United Nations sanctions against Pyongyang in part for one very practical reason: once China turns it off, it […]

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Trump Halts Chinese Deal to “Protect National Security”

Trump Halts Chinese Deal to “Protect National Security”

on September 17, 2017, 6:54 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced on Wednesday that the proposed purchase of Lattice Semiconductor — the world’s second-largest manufacturer of simple and complex programmable logic devices — by China-backed Canyon Bridge Capital Partners was blocked by President Trump: Today, consistent with the administration’s commitment to take all actions necessary to ensure the protection of U.S. national security, the president issued an order […]

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Facebook’s new advertising guidelines could put an end to the content you’re reading

Facebook’s new advertising guidelines could put an end to the content you’re reading

on September 17, 2017, 6:48 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

By Joe Newby  /   Liberty Unyielding On Wednesday, news broke across the internet that Facebook, the world’s largest social media site once described by Breitbart as the “world’s most dangerous censor,” announced new ad guidelines allegedly designed to, as U.S. News and World Report said, stop “monitization of hateful, adult and violent content.” Sounds like something most people can support, right? That […]

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Global Warming Data Manipulation

Global Warming Data Manipulation

on September 16, 2017, 7:09 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

The Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC), a project of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, Science and Environment Policy Project (SEPP), and The Heartland Institute, recently released a new Policy Brief titled “Global Warming Surprises: Temperature data in dispute can reverse conclusions about human influence on climate.” The policy brief is written by […]

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GOP Senators Urge Trump to Expel Cuban Diplomats From U.S., Threaten to Shutter Embassy

GOP Senators Urge Trump to Expel Cuban Diplomats From U.S., Threaten to Shutter Embassy

on September 16, 2017, 6:43 AM / in International News, National News

Call to action comes after one month of no progress in determining cause of sonic attacks on U.S. diplomats in Havana BY: Susan Crabtree  /  Washington Free Beacon Five prominent GOP senators are calling on the Trump administration to expel Cuban diplomats from Washington immediately and even close the U.S. embassy in Havana if the Cuban government is not more forthcoming […]

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