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Apr 23 05:26

As US Jerusalem Embassy Move Draws Near, Abbas Vows He Won’t Allow It

With a ceremony to dedicate the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem drawing closer, Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas said at the weekend his self-rule government will not allow the U.S. or any other country to move its embassy to the city. In comments reported by the official P.A. news agency Wafa, Abbas said his government would “fight” President Trump’s decision. “Palestine’s government will fight against Trump’s decision and not let any country to move its embassy to Jerusalem until Palestine-Israel issue is resolved,” he was quoted as telling a medical conference in Ramallah. “From the outset, we have stated that East Jerusalem is the capital of our state ...

Apr 23 05:17

Deflating the Churchill Myth

In his powerful new book, Churchill, Hitler and the Unnecessary War, veteran politician and author Pat Buchanan challenges many historic taboos by claiming that Winston Churchill plunged Britain and its empire, including Canada, into wars whose outcomes were disastrous for all concerned. Other writers, me included, have made the same point for decades, but Buchanan has marshalled a formidable array of facts and historians to support his case ... Buchanan's book strips away lingering war propaganda and shows the cynicism, lust for power and foolishness of the "saintly" Allied war leaders and their "good" war.

Apr 23 05:14

‘Darkest Hour,’ or the Great Man Theory of History (and Acting)

Considered as history, "Darkest Hour," written by Anthony McCarten ("The Theory of Everything"), offers the public a few new insights and details about the practice of statecraft in a time of crisis ... Like "The King's Speech," Mr. Wright's film is a serviceable enough historical drama. But like "Dunkirk," it falls back on an idealized notion of the English character that feels, in present circumstances, less nostalgic than downright reactionary, and as empty as those ubiquitous "Keep Calm and Carry On" internet memes. Rather than invite the audience to think about the difficulties of democratic governance at a time of peril, the filmmakers promote passivity and hero-worship, offering not so much a Great Man Theory as a great man fetish.

Apr 23 04:52

Iran: Oil Exports over 2.5mbd

Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh says Iran is currently exporting upwards of 2.5 million barrels per day of crude oil and gas condensate (ultra-light form of crude).

Speaking to reporters on Monday, the official said the recent drop in Iran's crude exports is temporary, saying that the country has now ramped up its exports.

He commented on Iran's latest oil sales, saying: "Iran's total export of crude oil and gas condensate is now more than 2.5 million barrels a day."
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"We must wait and see what Trump will do. We, as the Islamic Republic of Iran, would tap all our experiences and potentialities to safeguard the country against Trump and would not set aside any options," Mr. Zangeneh said.

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Apr 23 04:52

Is The Oil Market Ready For Sanctions On Iran?

Oil market participants and analysts will be intently watching the Trump Administration over the next month. May 12 is the deadline for the U.S. President to decide to waive sanctions on Iran as part of the nuclear deal that global powers reached with Iran in 2015, allowing Tehran to resume oil exports and regain part of its market share.

The re-imposition of sanctions on Iran’s oil is not 100-percent certain, although the probability is high, various analysts say. The potential loss of Iran’s oil exports varies from zero to 1 million bpd, according to investment banks and analysts.

Iranian sanctions could add between $2 and $10 to oil prices this year, analysts polled by Bloomberg say.

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Apr 23 04:17

‘She Should Have At Least Been Shot In Knee’

‘She should have at least been shot in knee’ – Israeli MP on jailed teen protester Ahed Tamimi

Female Palestinian protester Ahed Tamimi, who is currently serving an eight-month jail term for slapping an Israeli soldier, should have been shot in the knee and placed under house arrest for life, believes an Israeli MP.

Tamimi, 17, has a long record of protesting as a youngster against Israeli policies in the occupied Palestinian territories, and was sentenced last month to eight months behind bars for verbally and physically confronting armed Israeli soldiers in her home village. Her imprisonment has been highlighted amid the violence at Israel’s border wall with the Gaza Strip, where dozens of Palestinians have been reported killed and hundreds injured by Israeli fire.

Palestinian children involved in protests against Israel should be dealt with in the harshest possible way>>>

Apr 23 03:56

Hannity Linked To Shell Companies That Spent $90M On Property

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For some of the mortgages, Hannity reportedly obtained funding from HUD under the National Housing Act loan program, which was first guaranteed under President Obama's administration.

Secretary Ben Carson's department recently increased Hannity's original $17.9 million mortgage for purchases in Georgia by an additional $5 million, records obtained by the Guardian show.
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Several of Hannity's properties were bought at a discount after their previous owners defaulted on their mortgages in 2013, the Guardian reported.

Hannity is the hidden owner behind some of these shell companies, a fact his attorney did not dispute in a statement to the newspaper.

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Apr 23 02:42

Cornered, No Way Out, The Trump Card Is About To Be Played

The DNC is suing Russia, Trump and Wikileaks for the 2016 election. This will allow for discovery, Trump is already calling for the DNC servers, wait for it the Trump card will be played.

Apr 23 01:22

Knife control movement crosses Atlantic

“At least in the United States, we still recognize that the individual citizen has the right to defend himself or herself from violent crime. In Great Britain, apparently it’s not that way anymore.”

Apr 23 00:41

The WMD Fraud

Who had anything to gain by the gaseous adventurism Answer: The American Empire–not America, not Americans–and Israel. Both are desperate to keep Syria from surviving. Note that Washington has a history of lying the country into wars. The Maine in 1898, the Gulf of Tonkin, the imaginary WMD in Gulf I. Plus ca change, plus ca doesn’t.

Apr 23 00:24

Entire County Refuses to Obey New Gun Control Law, Declares Itself Gun Owner Sanctuary

Amid political buzzwords of “sanctuary cities” and “gun bans,” one Illinois county decided to wade into the fray by declaring itself a sanctuary for gun owners. The Effingham County board voted this past week, 8-1, to order its employees not to enforce any laws that would “unconstitutionally restrict the Second Amendment” to the U.S. Constitution.

Apr 23 00:19

School Resource Officer Stops School Shooting In Ocala, Florida On Friday, No Media Praise

An armed School Resource Officer arrived to the scene of a shooting and had placed the suspect into custody, ending what could have been a longer assault on students and teachers. The media took note of this thwarted school shooting but unless there’s a lot of death and destruction, they’re rather mute. This type of outcome doesn’t feed ratings, and is why they are overlooked. If the US population actually saw these events like they do the tragic ones, I am certain that we would have a lot more people fighting for the idea of armed personnel inside of schools.

Apr 22 23:51

India introduces death penalty for child rapists

India's Cabinet has approved the introduction of the death penalty for those who rape children, amid uproar over a series of high-profile cases.
The change to the country's penal code applies to those convicted of raping a child under the age of 12.

Apr 22 23:45

4 dead in Waffle House shooting in Tennessee; suspect sought

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A nearly naked gunman wearing only a green jacket and brandishing an assault rifle stormed a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville early Sunday, shooting four people to death before a customer rushed him and wrestled the weapon away.

Apr 22 23:43

Without you: Thousands gather in Stockholm to mourn Swedish-born DJ Avicii after he died in Oman following long battle with alcoholism

Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ Avicii died at the age of 28 on Friday after his body was found in Muscat, Oman.
Thousands have now gathered to mourn the Swedish born musician - who was known for his EDM hits Wake Me Up, Levels and Hey Brother - at Sergels Torg in central Stockholm.

Apr 22 20:28

China's BRI exposes its ulterior strategic motives

The official narrative in China and the highlighting of the country's "core interests" in terms of fostering and promoting economic development in Europe and the Indo-Pacific region through the ambitiously conceived "Belt Road Initiative" (BRI) may not be entirely true.

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