31 Aug 16
Human Rights Watch: Palestinians Abuse Media, Activists
Palestinian authorities are silencing dissent by cracking down on free speech and abusing local journalists and activists critical of their policies, a leading international human rights group said Tuesday.
Powerful Russian Weapons'? Washington Post Fears Putin’s 'October Surprise'
In yet another instance of what has become an all-too-common attempt to blame a Russian boogeyman for political failings in the United States, the Washington Post has published a dire op-ed warning of an ‘October surprise’ from the Kremlin.
ISIS Anthrax Arrests Could Signal America’s Worst Nightmare Is Coming True
Two Islamic State operatives were arrested in Kenya after trying to launch an anthrax attack, raising fears the terrorist group is increasingly close to acquiring the deadly biological weapon.
FBI Is Releasing Hillary Clinton Email Report, Notes From Her Interrogation
The FBI will release its report on the Hillary Clinton email investigation as early as Wednesday, CNN is reporting.
Along with the 30 page investigative report, the FBI will also release a 12-page copy of notes taken during Clinton’s July 2 interview with FBI investigators and Justice Department attorneys.
US general: ISIS forces defied orders to fight to the death
A top US general said Tuesday that ISIS fighters defied their leader's orders to fight to the death in a recent battle, instead retreating to the north. Gen. Joseph Votel, the commander of US forces in the Middle East, said that the refusal to follow orders occurred during the battle for the recently liberated town of Manbij, Syria.
30 Aug 16
John Kerry: You Media People Should Stop Reporting on Terrorism So People Don't Know What's Going On
Speaking from Bangladesh Tuesday morning, Secretary of State John Kerry suggested members of the media stop covering (Islamic) terrorism so people won't "know what's going on." Kerry attempted to preempt his statement by implying media coverage creates copy cats and promotes more terrorism.
Surprise: FBI Recovers Another 30 Benghazi Emails Hillary Clinton Deleted
State finds 30 Benghazi-related "deleted" Clinton emails, wants 30 days to turn them over. Court demurs and suggests they move quicker.
Report: Netanyahu Warns Visiting US Delegation Against Lame-Duck Moves by Obama on Israel-Palestinian Track
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu conveyed a message of warning to US President Barack Obama not to make any moves on the Israeli-Palestinian front during his lame-duck period between November and January, the Hebrew news site Walla reported on Monday.
Scientists in Iceland are on alert after two earthquakes shake ‘Katla,’ one of the island’s largest volcanoes
Iceland’s Meteorological Office says two earthquakes early Monday rocked the caldera of Katla, one of the country’s largest volcanoes. Gunnar Gudmundsson, a geophysicist, said authorities are monitoring the situation at the volcano in southern Iceland and described it as “a little bit unusual.”
Is CNN Altering Trump's Tweets?
On Sunday, CNN decided to remove a specific word from one of Trump's posts regarding Hillary Clinton. The word "Crooked" in "Crooked Hillary Clinton" was completely omitted from a tweet displayed on screen and read on air by anchor Jim Sciutto.
Trump had originally written: “I think that both candidates, Crooked Hillary and myself, should release detailed medical records.
World not prepared for biological attacks, new technology threats: Ban Ki-moon Read more at: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/53842303
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has sounded an alarm that the world is not prepared to face the threats from biological attacks while the Interpol and experts warned about the dangers of terrorists using 21st century technologies to wreak unprecedented levels of mass destruction.
U.S. Army Fears Major War Likely Within Five Years -- But Lacks The Money To Prepare
What’s focusing the minds of U.S. Army leaders right now is the fear that they will be in a major war within five years. They know they’ll be fighting terrorists and insurgents for the foreseeable future, but what really preoccupies them is the likely return of large-scale conventional conflict — maybe with Russia in Eastern Europe, or Iran in the Middle East, or North Korea in Northeast Asia. Maybe in all three places.
Unlike the NFL’s Colin Kaepernick, Frederick Douglass Loved ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’
National Football League player Colin Kaepernick created a stir on Friday when he refused to stand for the national anthem at the start of a preseason game.
Douglass...encouraged black Americans to sign up and fight for the Union under the American flag during the Civil War, played a crucial role in recruitment efforts, and convinced many former slaves to serve in the military and embrace the United States as the vessel—not the thwarter of freedom.
Tropical storm warning issued for North Carolina
A tropical storm warning was issued for parts of North Carolina as Tropical Depression 8 moves near the East Coast.
The warning was issued Monday for portions of North Carolina's Outer Banks, meaning tropical storm-force winds will be possible on Tuesday. Tropical Depression 8 is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm....
North Korean tyrant Kim Jong-un 'brutally executes two top ministers in public'
UNHINGED North Korean despot Kim Jong-un has brutally executed two officials for disobeying his orders as part of a high-level purge, sources say. They are the latest in a string of slaughters carried out at the bequest of the 32-year-old tyrant and the victims are said to be agriculture minister Hwang Min and Ri Yong Jin, a senior official at the education ministry.
George Soros' quiet overhaul of the U.S. justice system
Progressives have zeroed in on electing prosecutors as an avenue for criminal justice reform, and the billionaire financier is providing the cash to make it happen. The billionaire financier has channeled more than $3 million into seven local district attorney campaigns in six states over the past year — a sum that exceeds the total spent on the 2016 presidential campaign by all but a handful of rival super-donors.
The Weimar Triangle: Is There Any Chance to Bring the Tripartite Back to Life? Read more: http://sputniknews.com/europe/20160830/1044769825/weimar-tr
It is now 25 years since a trilateral cooperation group between Germany, France and Poland was created, and now the three founders have vowed to reinvigorate the format. Sputnik Polska talks to Polish politician Tadeusz Iwiński about the possibilities of reviving of the full-fledged alliance within the European Union.
FBI detects breaches against two state voter systems
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has found breaches in Illinois and Arizona's voter registration databases and is urging states to increase computer security ahead of the Nov. 8 presidential election, according to a U.S. official familiar with the probe.
The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said on Monday that investigators were also seeking evidence of whether other states may have been targeted.
Los Latinos de California Gritan: Vote for Donald Trump!
Americans of diverse Hispanic descent are supporting Donald Trump. Undocumented Latino supporters for Donald Trump are coming out of the shadows.
On August 28th in Anaheim California, they were definitely not hiding. Like other Californians, they are fed up with an entrenched, corrupted political class which has turned the Golden State into a sanctuary state for illegal aliens.
ISIS Suicide Bomber Tries to Kill Priest With Axe, Blow Up Hundreds of Christians at Indonesian Church
A teenage Islamic State terror group supporter attacked a Roman Catholic priest with an axe at a church in Medan, the capital of North Sumatra in Indonesia, but failed to set off explosives that could have killed hundreds of worshipers during Sunday mass.
..."Police are interrogating the perpetrator... and will search his house for any bomb-making materials."
France, joining German Econmy Min, urges halt to trade talks with U.S.
Current transatlantic trade talks should be halted and a new set started, France's trade minister said on Tuesday, adding his voice to calls from within Germany for an end to the negotiations.
Matthias Fekl said he would request a halt to negotiations with the United States over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on behalf of France at next month's meeting of European Union trade ministers...
Leaked Soros Document Calls For Regulating Internet To Favor ‘Open Society’ Supporters
...George Soros’s Open Society Justice Initiative calls for international regulation of private actors’ decisions on “what information is taken off the Internet and what may remain.” Those regulations...should favor “those most supportive of open society.”
...“The Open Society Justice Initiative uses law to protect and empower people around the world, supporting the values and work of the Open Society Foundations.”
Zika virus: Singapore confirms 41 locally transmitted cases
Singapore has confirmed 41 cases of the Zika virus which were locally transmitted.
Most of those infected were foreign construction workers, and all lived or worked within the same region of the country, said the health ministry.
None were known to have travelled to Zika-affected areas recently. Thirty-four people have fully recovered but seven are still in hospital.
Syria war: US warns over Turkish-Kurdish violence
The US says fighting between Turkey, pro-Turkish rebels and Kurdish-aligned forces in northern Syria is "unacceptable" and must stop.
Clashes in places where so-called Islamic State (IS) was not present were a "source of deep concern", the US envoy to the anti-IS coalition tweeted.
Turkish forces have attacked what they say are Kurdish "terrorists" since crossing the border last week.
Chinese embassy blast: Car bomb attack in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
A car driven by a suicide bomber has exploded after ramming the gates of the Chinese embassy in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, officials say.
The suicide bomber died and three embassy employees, all Kyrgyz nationals, were injured, Deputy PM Zhenish Razakov said.
China's foreign ministry condemned the bombing as an "extreme and violent attack".
Thousands of migrants rescued off Libya
About 6,500 migrants have been rescued off Libya, the Italian coastguard says, in one of the biggest operations of its kind to date.
Some 40 co-ordinated rescue missions took place about 20km (12 miles) off the Libyan town of Sabratha, it added.
Video footage shows migrants, said to be from Eritrea and Somalia, cheering and some swimming to rescue vessels, while others carried babies aboard.
UN Security Council to convene 'Arria-formula' meeting on Israeli settlement building
The UN Security Council will hold a meeting on October 14 to address Israeli settlement building.
News of the upcoming meeting emerged after UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov appeared in front of the Security Council on Monday and slammed Israel for continuing to build settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem.
Greek 'Thought Police' Prosecute Bishop For (Accurately) Calling 'Refugees', "Illegal Migrants"
Greece is presently in the "coalmine" of an endless economic and immigration crisis. This month, for the first time, there was a request to activate an anti-racist law, passed in September 2014, against a Greek citizen who also has institutional status. The government asked the district attorney to prosecute the Bishop of Chios Island, Markos Vasilakis, because he dared to say, during a sermon, that the thousands of people who recently arrived from Turkey on the island of Chios are illegal migrants, and not Syrian refugees.
IS buried thousands in 72 mass graves, AP finds
Surrounded by smoke and flames, the sound of gunshots echoing around him, the young man crouched in the creek for hours, listening to the men in his family die.
On the other side of the mountain, another survivor peered through binoculars as the handcuffed men of neighboring villages were shot and then buried by a waiting bulldozer. For six days he watched as the extremists filled one grave after another with his friends and relatives.
Pope Francis chats in person with Facebook CEO Zuckerberg
Pope Francis has met with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Zuckerberg's wife, Priscilla Chan, at the Vatican.
Vatican spokesman Greg Burke says one topic of discussion at Monday's meeting was "how to use communication technologies to alleviate poverty, encourage a culture of encounter, and make a message of hope arrive, especially to those most in need."