International News

European Banks drop $56 Billion, socialist Greece poised to exit EU

European Banks drop $56 Billion, socialist Greece poised to exit EU

on June 29, 2015, 9:38 AM / in International News

by Joe A. Gilbertson  /  The Post   European banks lost more than 50 billion Euros ($56 billion US) as Greece shut its banks and imposed capital controls to attempt to prevent the collapse of its financial system. Stoxx 600 Banks Index fell 4.4%, its largest dip since November 2011, with all 446 members declining. Greece triggered a sovereign debt […]

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Tunisia Attack: Gunmen Kill at Least 27 People in Attack on Sousse Beach

Tunisia Attack: Gunmen Kill at Least 27 People in Attack on Sousse Beach

on June 26, 2015, 8:25 AM / in International News, National News

by Alexander Smith and Paul Ziad Nassar   / NBC News Gunmen opened fire on a beach popular with tourists in Tunisia on Friday, killing at least 27 people, the country’s interior ministry said. Tunisia’s Interior Ministry told NBC News that at least six people were injured in the attack in the Mediterranean city of Sousse and that one attacker had […]

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Man Decapitated in Suspected Islamist Attack on French Factory in Saint-Quentin Fallavier

Man Decapitated in Suspected Islamist Attack on French Factory in Saint-Quentin Fallavier

on June 26, 2015, 6:39 AM / in International News, National News

by Alastair Jamieson, Cassandra Vinograd and Alexander Smith  /   NBC News French President Francois Hollande said one person was decapitated and two injured in an apparent terror attack on a U.S.-owned factory in his country Friday. The attack occurred shortly before 10 a.m. local time when a car crashed through the gates of the Air Products plant in southeastern France’s […]

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Let’s Make A Deal

Let’s Make A Deal

on June 25, 2015, 9:04 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

President Obama on Wednesday announced a policy shift in dealing with hostages, allowing families of American hostages to offer ransom payments to their captors without the threat of prosecution, reports The Hill’s Jordan Fabian. The government will be able to help families communicate with terrorist groups and other organizations to help secure the release of hostages held overseas, but will not make concessions or […]

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There is no Crisis in U.S.Trade

There is no Crisis in U.S.Trade

on June 22, 2015, 6:00 AM / in International News, National News

Editor’s Note: The “crisis” that the Trans-Pacific Partnership bill is meant to address doesn’t exist. Why is this not a surprise? Nobody on the conservative side can understand what is going on with the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) trade bill. It is astounding (a) that the text of it is being kept more secret than a Clinton Foundation contribution and (b) […]

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UN Court Seeks Prison Term for Journalist

UN Court Seeks Prison Term for Journalist

on June 21, 2015, 6:40 AM / in International News, National News

The United Nations “Special Tribunal for Lebanon” (STL) was ostensibly set up to find and bring to justice the killers of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, who was murdered a decade ago along with more than 20 others in a massive bomb explosion. But rather than fulfilling its mandate after squandering some $500 million tax dollars, the UN court is […]

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A PAPAL PUSH

A PAPAL PUSH

on June 19, 2015, 7:43 AM / in International News, National News

Pope Francis’s long-awaited encyclical on the environment castigated politicians for failing to act on global warming, called for an international approach to tackling the problem, and asked citizens to change their ways, where they can, to do their part. The pope’s encyclical, an open letter formally laying out the church’s views on a subject, embraced the science behind climate change […]

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Vatican Adviser Says America’s Founding Document Is Outmoded, Reveals Global Game Plan

Vatican Adviser Says America’s Founding Document Is Outmoded, Reveals Global Game Plan

on June 17, 2015, 8:30 AM / in International News, National News

The plan is quite simple. And it should scare you. By Cliff Kincaid Top Vatican adviser Jeffrey Sachs says that when Pope Francis visits the United States in September, he will directly challenge the “American idea” of God-given rights embodied in the Declaration of Independence. Sachs, a special advisor to the United Nations and director of the Earth Institute at […]

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POPE FRANCIS Speaks on Climate

POPE FRANCIS Speaks on Climate

on June 16, 2015, 7:31 AM / in International News, National News

Climate change is “one of the principal challenges now facing humanity,” Pope Francis will say in his highly anticipated climate change encyclical this week. In the encyclical, Francis will blame human activity for increasing temperatures around the globe and ask readers to change their “styles of life, of production and consumption” to reduce its impact. That’s according to a draft […]

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Algeria gas plant jihadist Belmokhtar ‘killed in US strike’

Algeria gas plant jihadist Belmokhtar ‘killed in US strike’

on June 15, 2015, 5:55 AM / in International News

Benghazi (Libya)  – Al-Qaeda-linked jihadist Mokhtar Belmokhtar, who allegedly masterminded the siege of an Algerian gas plant in which 38 hostages died, has been killed in a US air strike, Libya’s internationally recognised government said. “American jets conducted an operation which resulted in the deaths of Mokhtar Belmokhtar and a group of Libyans belonging to a terrorist organisation in eastern […]

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In Defense of Missile Defense

In Defense of Missile Defense

on June 15, 2015, 5:30 AM / in International News, National News

Editor’s Note: Three decades ago, there were nine countries that fielded ballistic missiles. Today, there are 32. Yet. Obama still to views missile defense not as a new tool in the arsenal, but as a bargaining chip. U.S. sailors are arriving in Romania to flip the switch on a new missile-defense facility, the first of two missile-defense sites scheduled to […]

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TPA Can Still Be Stopped!

TPA Can Still Be Stopped!

on June 14, 2015, 7:04 AM / in International News, National News

After Friday’s votes in the House, you’re probably confused about the status of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). The confusion arises from the fact that a TPA bill was passed by the House on Friday by 219-211. Since the Senate had passed TPA on May 22, this would ordinarily mean that the next stop for TPA would be President Obama’s desk […]

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If you don’t like GOP opposition to TPA and TPP, thank Leadership

If you don’t like GOP opposition to TPA and TPP, thank Leadership

on June 12, 2015, 8:45 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

By: Neil Stevens  / RedState I’m seeing a lot of nasty, bitter comments lately from hard core free traders about the growing GOP opposition to giving Barack Obama Trade Promotion Authority (TPA, usually known as Fast Track), so that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) can get an up-or-down vote. Populism, hurting Americans, protectionism, rabble rabble rabble. Well, you know what? Don’t […]

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Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn cleared of ‘aggravated pimping’

Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn cleared of ‘aggravated pimping’

on June 12, 2015, 8:39 AM / in International News

Really, He Was! USAToday reported that a court in Lille, France, acquitted former International Monetary Fund director Dominique Strauss-Kahn and 10 other defendants of “aggravated pimping” charges stemming from sex parties with prostitutes in luxury hotels. Strauss-Kahn denied organizing the orgies, telling the court that he didn’t know the women were prostitutes and that he needed the “recreational sessions” while […]

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Congress to determine fate of Obama’s massive Pacific trade deal

Congress to determine fate of Obama’s massive Pacific trade deal

on June 12, 2015, 8:32 AM / in International News, National News

The House is expected to vote today on whether to grant “fast track authority” to President Obama’s 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Obama has pushed hard for this “legacy-defining achievement,” which would make trade easier for the 40 percent of the global economy represented by these 12 countries. Obama hopes to gain “fast track” authority, which would restrict future congressional […]

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EPA takes first step to limit greenhouse-gas emissions from airlines

EPA takes first step to limit greenhouse-gas emissions from airlines

on June 11, 2015, 7:37 AM / in International News, National News

By Bart Jansen, USA TODAY WASHINGTON — Airline emissions threaten human health by contributing to climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed Wednesday. The proposal for a so-called “endangerment finding” under the Clean Air Act is a precursor to the EPA proposing regulations to limit heat-trapping emissions from plane exhaust. The agency will collect public comment about the proposal for […]

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American Keith Broomfield Killed Fighting Against ISIS in Syria

American Keith Broomfield Killed Fighting Against ISIS in Syria

on June 10, 2015, 4:25 PM / in International News, National News

An American man killed fighting alongside Kurdish forces against ISIS believed it was “God’s will” that he go to Syria, his mother told NBC News. “I didn’t want him to go but I didn’t have a choice in the matter,” Keith Broomfield’s mother, Donna, tearfully said in a phone interview Wednesday from Westminster, Massachusetts. A State Department official confirmed to […]

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Is ISIS Coming to Damascus?

Is ISIS Coming to Damascus?

on June 5, 2015, 7:49 AM / in International News, Opinion

Who rises if Assad falls? That question, which has bedeviled U.S. experts on the Middle East, may need updating to read: Who rises when Assad falls? For the war is going badly for Bashar Assad, whose family has ruled Syria since Richard Nixon was president. Assad’s situation seems more imperiled than at any time in this four-year civil-sectarian war that […]

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OIL EXPORTS?

OIL EXPORTS?

on June 3, 2015, 6:49 AM / in International News, National News

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) seemed to warm to oil exports Tuesday when he said lifting the current ban “can be a win.” Upton’s comments at a subcommittee hearing are the most positive assessment he’s given on the subject of ending the four-decade-old ban on shipping crude oil, but he stopped short of endorsing the proposal […]

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Gay atheist rips into Irish bishops’ weak response on gay ‘marriage’

Gay atheist rips into Irish bishops’ weak response on gay ‘marriage’

on June 3, 2015, 6:45 AM / in International News, National News

Editor’s Note: I am greatly encouraged when a “gay atheist” gets it right and disappointed when the church deceives itself in order to be popular. (LifeSiteNews.com) — A leading British commentator who is both a homosexual and an atheist has come down hard on the leadership of the Catholic Church in Ireland for what he calls its complacent “willingness to […]

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