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If therefore thou shalt not watch I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee Rev(3:3)


  

26 Jun 16

New details of Turkey reconciliation agreement revealed
Israeli and Turkish negotiation teams were set to meet Sunday in Rome, in order to finalize the two countries' reconciliation deal, six years after their relationship soured due to the Mavi Marmara incident. Most of the deal's details have already been agreed upon, but a number of adjustments are expected to be made. The two sides are hoping to announce the conclusion of negotiations by day's end...  

East Coast states want to tax drivers’ travel, not their gas
A group of East Coast states wants to help overhaul the way America pays for its decaying roads, and it’s starting with Monopoly money. Delaware, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New Hampshire are proposing pilots to figure out how they might charge motorists a fee for the miles they travel — rather than taxing their gas, as state and federal officials do today.  

The sun goes blank again during the weakest solar cycle in more than a century
For the second time this month, the sun has gone completely blank. On June 4th, the sun went completely spotless for the first time since 2011 and that quiet spell lasted for about 4 days. Sunspot regions then reappeared for the next few weeks on a sporadic basis, but are once again completely missing from the surface of the sun. The blank sun is a sign that the next solar minimum is approaching...  

Explosive new twist in Idaho sex assault case
The Obama-appointed U.S. attorney for Idaho has taken the highly unusual step of intervening in a local criminal case involving an alleged sexual assault by juvenile Muslim migrants and threatened the community and media with federal prosecution if they “spread false information or inflammatory statements about the perpetrators.”  

West Virginia deadly floods: Obama declares major disaster
US President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in the state of West Virginia, where the worst floods in more than a century have left at least 24 people dead. Mr Obama ordered federal aid for three of the worst affected counties following a request by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. Residents will now receive grants for temporary housing and repairs.  

Iraq takes 'last IS bastion in Falluja'
The Iraqi army says it has seized the last strongholds of the Islamic State (IS) group in the city of Falluja. The head of counterterrorism forces in the operation, Lt Gen Abdul-Wahad al-Saadi, said his troops had entered the north-western Golan neighbourhood, the last area still under IS control. He said the city, 50km (30 miles) west of Baghdad, was "fully liberated".  

China warns Brexit will 'cast shadow' over global economy
China finance experts have warned that Britain's decision to leave the European Union will "cast a shadow over the global economy". Finance minister Lou Jiwei said the "repercussions and fallout" will emerge over the next five to 10 years. Huang Yiping, a member of China's central bank monetary policy committee, said the Brexit could mark a "reversal of globalisation".  

Somalia: Deadly al-Shabab attack on Mogadishu hotel
An attack by the Islamist group al-Shabab in a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu has left at least 14 dead, police say. Security forces retook the Naso-Hablod hotel after gunmen stormed it and took hostages, officials said. Those killed are reported to include security guards, civilians and some of the attackers.  

Israel sets up 24-hour situation room to monitor Brexit effects
Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon on Sunday said that the Finance Ministry had set up a 24-hour "situation room" to keep tabs on economic repercussions from the United Kingdom's Thursday vote to break from the European Union. "We have a strong and stable economy that is prepared to deal with any scenario and challenge," Kahlon said...  

Syrian or Russian air strikes kill dozens in eastern Syria: monitoring group
Air strikes carried out by Syrian or Russian warplanes killed dozens of people in eastern Syria on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group reported. It said the strikes hit the village of al-Quria in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zor province, killing 47 people including 31 civilians.  

Flower Mound man faces billions in fines for storing wood
Flower Mound resident Kirk Grady owned some Hunt County property with a woodpile for about three years before he sold it in 2002. Hunt County now wants to collect as much as $2 billion from him in fines for improper waste disposal, he says. Hunt County sued Grady in Travis County last year, and Grady is fighting back with a federal lawsuit.  

Boris Johnson Wins Key Support To Become PM As Labour Leader Foils Leadership Coup
While global financial markets, not to mention Europe's political elite, rushes to preempt the global political fallout from Brexit, the UK itself is undergoing a chaotic and very much ad hoc politcal transformation, one which has seen no precedent in UK history, in the short day since David Cameron announced his resignation while the Chancellor George Osborne appears to have vaporized, just days after spending every waking moment prognosticating about doom and gloom should the Leave camp win.  

Italy to EU after Brexit: change or risk collapse
Italian ministers warned Saturday that the European Union must change direction or risk collapse after Britain's vote to leave the bloc. "The unthinkable is happening," Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan said. "A double reaction to Brexit is under way, one financial, one political. The financial one, at least until now, is limited. I am more worried about the political one.  

List of Possible Zika Birth Defects Grows Longer
The full scope of Zika-related birth defects may extend far beyond abnormally small heads and brain damage. Research to be presented next week at a teratology conference in San Antonio, Texas, suggests that serious joint problems, seizures, vision impairment, trouble feeding and persistent crying can be added to the list of risks from Zika exposure in the womb.  

Japan Could Go Nuclear 'Virtually Overnight' Joe Biden Tells Chinese President
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, never one for a loss of words, told Chinese President Xi Jinping that Japan has the capacity to acquire nuclear weapons “virtually overnight.”  


25 Jun 16

Disgraced Homeland Security Adviser Mohamed Elibiary Scapegoats Egypt's Christians -- Again
...Elibiary has gone after Egypt's Coptic Christian community -- again -- after a prominent Coptic businessman expressed support for Donald Trump. Elibiary ominously warned in a tweet today that such support would be "not good 4 Copts in Egypt."  

Giant Blobs of Rock, Deep Inside the Earth, Hold Important Clues About Our Planet
Two massive blob-like structures lie deep within the Earth, roughly on opposite sides of the planet. The two structures, each the size of a continent and 100 times taller than Mount Everest, sit on the core, 1,800 miles deep, and about halfway to the center of the Earth. Arizona State University scientists Edward Garnero, Allen McNamara and Sang-Heon (Dan) Shim, of the School of Earth and Space Exploration, suggest these blobs are made of something different from the rest of Earth’s mantle.  

Islamic State Calls for Attacks to ‘Paralyze’ Europe Following Surprise Brexit Success
In the hours following the U.K.’s historic vote to leave the European Union, the Islamic State has reportedly called for attacks in Brussels and Berlin in order to “paralyze” Europe. Britons voted Thursday my a margin of 52 percent to 48 percent to leave the EU, leading the Islamic State to celebrate the immediate negative economic effects of the monumental decision.  

Hawaii becomes first U.S. state to place gun owners on FBI database
Hawaii's governor signed a bill making it the first U.S. state to place its residents who own firearms in a federal criminal record database and monitor them for possible wrongdoing anywhere in the country... The move by gun control proponents in the liberal state represents an effort to institute some limits on firearms in the face of a bitter national debate over guns...  

Google, Facebook quietly move toward automatic blocking of extremist videos
Some of the web’s biggest destinations for watching videos have quietly started using automation to remove extremist content from their sites, according to two people familiar with the process. The move is a major step forward for internet companies that are eager to eradicate violent propaganda from their sites and are under pressure to do so from governments around the world as attacks by extremists proliferate...  

Syria conflict: Russian air strikes target Aleppo rebels
Russian and Syrian planes have pounded rebel-held areas in Syria's largest city, Aleppo. The overnight bombing targeted the rebels' last remaining supply route on the eastern side of the divided city. Aleppo, once Syria's economic hub, has been the scene of fierce fighting since civil war broke out in 2011.  

China weather: Tornado and hail kill scores in Jiangsu
A tornado and hailstorm have killed at least 98 people and injured nearly 800 in the east Chinese province of Jiangsu, according to state media. Accompanied by torrential rain, the tornado struck the outskirts of the city of Yancheng on Thursday afternoon. Counties on the city's outskirts saw winds of up to 125km/h (78 mph).  

US military 'to lift transgender ban'
US officials say the Pentagon will lift its ban on openly transgender service personnel next month. Defence Secretary Ash Carter has called the regulation outdated and harmful to the military. The disclosure has been welcomed by campaigners for transgender rights.  

Turkish official: Regional security problem binds Israel and Turkey
Turkey sees regional security concerns as a main factor in the prospect to normalize ties with Israel, Turkish Foreign Ministry official Mesut Ozcan said Friday. As a detente between Ankara and Jerusalem is soon expected to come to fruition, Ozcan met with Zionist Union MK Ksenia Svetlova at an event with Israel and Turkish representatives in Istanbul on Friday.  

How Immigration Fueled the Brexit Result
The vote by Britons on Thursday to leave the European Union doubled as a referendum on how the country views the issue of immigration. The tension over immigration is similar to what’s playing out in the United States,.....  

Magnitude 5 quake rocks Davao
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Saturday reported a magnitude 5.0 earthquake that jolted Davao Oriental. The tremor with an epicenter traced two kilometers northwest of Governor Generoso town occurred at 2:40 p.m.  

Quake hits near Chile's copper mining area
A magnitude 5.5 quake has struck near Chile's copper mining area in the north of the country, the US Geological Survey says. The earthquake, located 187km north of the city of Copiapo, was relatively deep, 130km below the earth's surface, the USGS said.  

EU is FALLING: Five more nations to quit as Juncker says 'this is NOT an amicable divorce’
EUROPE’S crumbling bloc is on the brink of collapse with five more nations preparing to exit the union following the historic Brexit vote.  

American PAC Calls for Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital
A U.S. Jewish political action committee (PAC) called the ‘Iron Dome Alliance‘ is calling on the Republican Party to recognize Judea and Samaria as the indigenous homeland of the Jewish People, and Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel.  

Franklin Graham: U.K. vote deals blow to '1-world government'
One thing is certain about the United Kingdom vote to leave the European Union that prompted Prime Minister David Cameron’s resignation, jolted global stock markets and delivered a political blow to President Obama and Hillary Clinton. It’s a stumbling block for the “one-world government” and “one-world currency” that the Bible says will eventually be imposed across all nations during the end times.  

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