MPs call for action from NATO and Britain as Christians in Montenegro face persecution MPs Tim Farron and Steve Baker have called on the UK Government and NATO to take action to defend the freedom of Christians in Montenegro. In a bipartisan article in Newsweek, the MPs, who are both Christians, said that religious freedom “must be defended and protected everywhere” as they warned of increasing harassment towards Christians and clergy in Montenegro, including beatings and imprisonment.
Israeli researchers develop 30-minute coronavirus test The testing kit developed by start-up NanoScent utilizes nano-scale sensor-based smelling system to identify virus in its earliest stages, scan the data and provide result within half an hour; method has 90% success rate
Ghislaine Maxwell “Knows Everything” And “Will Be Naming Names”, Former Epstein Associate Says Assuming that Ghislaine Maxwell doesn’t wind up with the means to kill herself in her jail cell, and assuming those who are supposed to be watching her 24 hours a day won’t be taking any well-timed coffee breaks, Maxwell will be “naming names” and “fully cooperating” with the FBI according to a former associate of Jeffrey Epstein, … Epstein’s former employer Steven Hoffenberg said that Maxwell “knows everything” and will “totally co-operate”.
California governor bans singing in church Leftist governors across the country have taken advantage of the coronavirus lockdown procedures by banning most church assemblies – even while allowing other groups to meet. The double standard has been especially obvious in recent days as many of them openly have advocated for the masses of Black Lives Matter rioters torching cars and buildings while still maintaining that church congregations could gather in groups of no more than 10. California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s orders for the July 4th weekend are the latest move in the agenda. The Sacramento Bee reports he has announced that people who meet in church will not be allowed to sing.
Report: Natanz ‘accident’ was Israel’s fault Kuwait’s Al-Jarida newspaper on Friday reported that Israel was responsible for a Thursday “accident” at an Iranian nuclear facility in Natanz. It is believed that the Natanz facility is used to enrich uranium. According to the Al-Jarida report, the explosion was caused by an “Israeli cyber attack” which targeted the computers which control the pressure gauges inside gas containers. Tehran has allegedly lost 80% of the uranium hexafluoride gas it needs in order to enrich uranium.
Russia welcomes Fatah-Hamas pledge of unity against sovereignty Russia on Friday welcomed a pledge of unity between Fatah and Hamas against Israel’s plans to apply sovereignty over Judea and Samaria, AFP reported. The two rival groups held a rare joint press conference on Thursday, in which they pledged a united campaign against Israel’s prospective plans to apply sovereignty in parts of Judea and Samaria.
Arabic media: Israeli cyberattack struck Natanz nuclear facility Kuwait’s Al-Jarida newspaper, which covers security incidents and sometimes alleges Israeli involvement, says that Israel carried out a cyber attack on the Natanz nuclear facility on Thursday. The incident has been downplayed by Iran but experts say that a sensitive warehouse that deals with centrifuges was damaged.
Experts fear the end of eviction moratoriums could plunge thousands of people into homelessness Eviction moratoriums nationwide are set to expire later this month, potentially thrusting tens of thousands of people into a housing crisis. Congress in March passed a federal mandate prohibiting evictions or foreclosures until July 24 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. But as the deadline quickly approaches, experts warn that unless Congress passes more relief, renters might be forced out on the streets.
Japan flooding: Fears for nursing home amid torrential rain At least 14 people are feared dead at a nursing home on Japan’s southern island of Kyushu as unprecedented rainfall caused landslides and massive floods. Tens of thousands of people have been told to evacuate homes. The Kuma river in Kumamoto prefecture burst its banks. PM Shinzo Abe ordered 10,000 troops to be deployed, after rescue services were overwhelmed with calls for help.
Mount Rushmore: Trump denounces ‘cancel culture’ at 4 July event US President Donald Trump has railed against the “cancel culture” of those who toppled monuments during recent anti-racism protests, in a speech…at Mount Rushmore. He condemned those who targeted statues of Confederate leaders as “angry mobs”. Mr Trump called the racial equality demonstrations “a merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values, and indoctrinate our children”.
North Korea says no need to sit down with U.S. for talks North Korea does not feel the need to have talks with the United States, which would be nothing more than “a political tool” for Washington, a senior North Korean diplomat said on Saturday, ahead of a U.S. envoy’s visit to South Korea. Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui said negotiations would not work out between Washington and Pyongyang and there will be no change in North Korea’s policy.
Russia to reopen its embassy in Libya, says FM Lavrov Russia has decided to reopen its embassy in Libya although its head will temporarily be based in neighbouring Tunisia, Interfax news agency cited Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov as saying. Russia evacuated its diplomats from Libya in October 2013 after an armed faction attacked its embassy in Tripoli.
Iraq sets up border posts to try to prevent Turkish advance Iraqi troops were enforcing positions along the border with Turkey…to prevent Turkish forces from advancing deeper into Iraqi territory after two weeks of airstrikes as Ankara continues to target Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq. Security officials said Ankara has established at least a dozen posts inside Iraqi territory as part of a military campaign to rout members of the Kurdistan Worker’s Party…
Russia Touts S-500’s Ability to Destroy Hypersonic Weapons in Space Russia’s advanced S-500 air defense system is capable of destroying hypersonic weapons and satellites in near space… The S-500 Prometheus, which Russian defense officials say could enter service as soon as 2020, is touted as being capable of intercepting stealth warplanes. President Vladimir Putin has said that the S-500 is capable of operating in “ultra-high altitudes including near space.”
Biden Campaign Refuses To Release Cognitive Test Results Its been three days now since former Vice President Joe Biden told reporters that he’s been “tested and am constantly tested” for cognitive decline. The media has, unsurprisingly, swept this story under the rug, but the candidate’s claim still raises a lot of questions.
California governor bans singing in church Leftist governors across the country have taken advantage of the coronavirus lockdown procedures by banning most church assemblies – even while allowing other groups to meet.
Black Lives Matter Has Nationwide 4th Of July Protests Against America Scheduled For Tomorrow Meteorologists are warning us that tomorrow will bring us a sustained ‘ring of fire‘ heatwave across much of America, and that is very much appropriate for the racial heatwave that has inflamed our nation over the past 6 weeks. Black Lives Matter anarchist and ANTIFA fascists have planned protests and uprisings in nearly every city for the 4th of July, and you need to exercise much caution if you plan on being out in the public for Independence Day celebrations. That fireworks display you’re looking forward to may just be a cover for gunshots and pipe bombs.
Turkey seesawing between earthquakes and floods Turkey has become familiar with a worrying pattern in which it experiences low magnitude earthquakes more frequently than usual. Since last autumn, casualty-causing earthquakes have hit eastern towns and cities, while some lower magnitude earth tremors have occurred in western parts of the country. Also, during May and June, Turkey experienced floods and other adverse weather events such as hailstorms that caused casualties and damage to agricultural crops.
Coronavirus vaccine producer pledges one billion doses set to be injected by March 2021 CORONAVIRUS vaccine injections could be delivered worldwide in the first three months of 2021, the chief scientist at Johnson and Johnson has revealed. Dr Paul Stoffles said one billion doses of coronavirus vaccines could be delivered in the first quarter of 2021. He said: “We are doing a very large production scale already in the US and in Europe and we are building additional capacity around the world.
Prevent an Arab State of Palestine? Embrace the Idea There are multiple rational, cogent and persuasive grounds why no one should be touting the idea of establishing an independent Arab “State of Palestine” in the area of Judea and Samaria, while there are good arguments for extending Israel’s law and administration to parts, or all, of Judea and Samaria.
End Times Rabbi: Gay Marriage is Forcing World to ‘Cleanse’ like Flood of Noah End Times expert Rabbi Mendel Kessin … spoke about the “upheavals, eruptions and catastrophes” currently playing out in America. “We’re watching a tremendous amount of instability in the world. I’m sure everyone is wondering, ‘What is happening and why is this happening?’” he noted. His explanation is based, in part, on the Biblical precedent of the story of Noah. …it is taught that, at the point when legal contracts were drawn up to formalize the relationship between two men or between a man and an animal, God finally decided to bring the flood and destroy the world. “That was the straw that broke the camel’s back,” he noted.
‘Day of Rage’/BLM Protesters in Boston Call for Violent Intifada Tensions brewed at “Day of Rage” rallies and vehicle caravans nationwide on July 1, protesting Israel’s plans to apply sovereignty to parts of Judea and Samaria, more commonly known as the West Bank. The name refers to times when Palestinians riot and hurl rocks against Israeli soldiers and civilians, most recently near the border with the Gaza Strip. Approximately 300 people associated with BDS Boston—a coalition of far-left anti-Israel organizations—chanted Hamas slogans on Wednesday night in front of the offices of the Anti-Defamation League and the Jewish Community Relations Council in the Massachusetts capital.
Iran media discuss 25-year deal between Iran and China In the last several days Iranian media have highlighted the possibility of a 25-year memorandum or agreement with China that would see Iran benefit from China’s robust and strong economy and help increase the partnership between the two countries. Iran and China already have warm relations and China is likely keen to knit Iran into its various economic plans, such as the Belt and Road Initiative.
Iran reports ‘accident’ at nuclear site, warns enemies Tehran on Thursday reported an “accident” at Natanz nuclear complex in central Iran, saying there were no casualties or radioactive pollution, and warned foes — especially Israel — against hostile actions. There was “no nuclear material (at the damaged warehouse) and no potential of pollution,” the spokesman for Iran’s Atomic Energy Organisation Behrouz Kamalvandi told state television.
US installing AI-based border monitoring system The US border control agency said Thursday it was expanding an unmanned monitoring system based on artificial intelligence on the US-Mexico frontier, granting a key contract to Silicon Valley startup Anduril Industries. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has been responsible for President Donald Trump’s controversial steel wall along the 2,000 mile (3,100 kilometer) boundary.
Zheng Yanxiong: China appoints hard-line Hong Kong security chief China has appointed a hard-line figure as head of its new security agency in Hong Kong. Zheng Yanxiong is best known for his role in dealing with a protest over a land dispute in the southern Chinese village of Wukan. The new agency, answering directly to Beijing, is being set up to enforce a draconian security law passed this week in Hong Kong.
Amazon fires at 13-year high for June Fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest rose by almost 20% in June – a 13-year high for the month, according to government data. With such an increase at the start of the dry season, there are concerns that this year’s fires could surpass 2019’s disastrous blazes. Activists say the coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating the problem.
Thousands attend anti-Israel rallies across U.S. over annexation plans Thousands across the United States rallied Wednesday against Israel’s plans to annex parts of the West Bank, in a so-called “Day of Rage”. Palestinians earlier in the week announced their plans to stage the “Day of Rage” to coincide with Israel’s vote in the Knesset, approving the annexation. The vote, however, was postponed over disagreements with the Trump administration.
Lebanon bread price rises for the first time in 10 years The price of bread in Lebanon has increased for the first time in 10 years, as the collapsing local currency causes food prices to soar. The lira has lost more than 80 percent of its value on the black market in the last eight months. The drop in value is part of a wider economic crisis in the import-dependent country.
US tries to seize Iranian gas heading toward Venezuela US federal prosecutors are seeking to seize four tankers sailing toward Venezuela with gasoline supplied by Iran, the latest attempt to disrupt ever-closer trade ties between the two heavily sanctioned anti-American allies. The civil-forfeiture complaint…alleges that the sale was arranged by…Mahmoud Madanipour, with ties to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, a US-designated foreign terrorist organization.
San Francisco Rent Drops Most On Record As People Flee For Suburbs At first, the exodus out of the city was due to virus-related lockdowns, then social unrest, and now it appears a steady flow of folks are leaving the San Francisco Bay Area for rural communities as their flexible work environment (i.e., remote access) allows them to work from anywhere, more specifically, outside city centers where the cost of living is a whole lot cheaper.
87 Percent of Christians Believe America ‘Has Been Blessed by God,’ Barna Shows Christians in America are more likely than the general population to see the United States as a blessed nation and a world leader, although majorities in both categories affirm such a belief, according to a new Barna survey. Christians also are more likely to say the U.S. is a Christian nation and was “chosen by God.”
Russia votes in favor of referendum banning gay marriage Russia voted in favor of a national referendum that defines marriage exclusively as a union between a man and a woman. The referendum consisted of hundreds of constitutional changes, including one provision that will allow President Vladimir Putin to serve two more terms, effectively allowing him to keep power until 2036.
‘You’ve been warned’: Florida sheriff says he may deputize gun owners against protesters JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels, no stranger to making viral videos appealing to tough-on-crime politics, released a video Tuesday that said he will make “special deputies of every lawful gun owner in this county” if he feels the county is overwhelmed by protesters. The three-minute video shows Daniels standing in front of 18 deputies as he derides civil rights protesters as godless disruptors and tells them to stay out of Clay County, a suburb of Jacksonville. “If we can’t handle you, I’ll exercise the power and authority as the sheriff, and I’ll make special deputies of every lawful gun owner in this county and I’ll deputize them for this one purpose to stand in the gap between lawlessness and civility,” he said.
East Africa facing massive swarms of locusts A plague of locusts has descended on East Africa, devouring crops, trees, and pasture as they move. The first generation, which emerged at the end of last year, numbered in the hundreds of billions. Left unchecked, locusts multiply by a factor of 20 per generation, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), meaning that the second generation that took flight in March and April numbered in the trillions. Now in July, a third generation is set to take off, paving the way for potentially calamitous food shortages in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia.
Nepal offers locust bounty as swarms threaten crops Nepal is offering farmers cash rewards for catching desert locusts to limit the damage caused by the destructive swarms that have ravaged harvests in India and Pakistan. South Asia is experiencing its worst infestation in decades, with the plague of locusts devastating agricultural heartlands and are now entering Nepal.
Earthquake shakes Tulare County 5.8 earthquake east of Mount Whitney rumbles through Tulare County; no damages reported. More jarring was the Emergency Alert that went out to county residents moments after the shaking began. An Emergency Alert went out 24 seconds after the initial quake that warned, “Earthquake! Expect shaking. Drop, Cover, Hold On. Protect yourself now. – USGS ShakeAlert.
Worsening drought forces state of emergency in Puerto Rico Starting July 2, nearly 140,000 clients, including some in the capital of San Juan, will be without water for 24 hours every other day as part of strict rationing measures. “We’re asking people to please use moderation,” said Doriel Pagán, executive director of Puerto Rico’s Water and Sewer Authority, adding that she could not say how long the rationing measures will last.
Mysterious Iceland Earthquake Swarm Hits 9,000 In Less Than 2 Weeks The number of earthquakes detected in Iceland has already increased to 9,000. The series of earthquakes began as scientists in the country reported signs of activity from Iceland’s most active volcano. In its latest report, the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) noted that it had detected a total of 9,000 earthquakes as of June 29. According to the agency, the earthquake swarm began on June 19 in areas northeast of Siglufjörður, which is a fishing town located on the northern coast of Iceland. Three of the earthquakes detected by the agency had magnitudes of over five.
Covid Coverage Cherry-Picking the MSM sees it as a solemn obligation to find outliers and twist numbers. It ghoulishly crawls through obits to find someone, anyone who doesn’t fit that category. And beyond. The New York Times wrote of a 27-year-old “COVID-19 death” on its front page. The guy was murdered. This has been a popular game dating back to the fake “Heterosexual AIDS breakout” when again obits were combed for non-gay, non-drug using victims who, it so often turned out, were either gay or drug-users.
Putin scores victory, will hold power until 2036 Russian voters on Wednesday approved changes to the constitution that will allow President Vladimir Putin to potentially hold power until 2036, but the weeklong plebiscite was tarnished by widespread reports of pressure on voters and other irregularities,
20 MPs from Europe, Latin America, Africa sign pro-annexation letter Parliamentarians from 20 different countries in Europe, Africa and Latin America signed a letter on Wednesday supporting Israeli sovereignty in the West Bank. The signatories, who are all leaders of the Israel Allies Caucuses in their respective countries, signed the letter on the date when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is first allowed to bring up the subject of annexation to the Knesset for a vote …
Vatican summons US, Israeli envoys over annexation moves The Vatican, in a highly unusual move, summoned both the US and Israeli ambassadors to express the Holy See’s concern about Israel’s moves to extend its sovereignty to Jewish settlements and the Jordan Valley in the West Bank.
Netanyahu Accuses Attorney General of Deep-State Plot to Overthrow him Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday accused the country’s attorney general, Avichai Mandelblit, of orchestrating a coup attempt, just hours after Mandelblit officially opposed Netanyahu’s request that he be allowed to receive NIS 10 million ($3 million) from U.S. businessman Spencer Partrich to defray the costs of his criminal trial.
Have the Jewish End Times Begun? The End Times, for many Christians, brings to mind the Rapture, Tribulation, the Second Coming, and Judgement Day. But what do Jewish traditions teach about the End Times? And are those traditions coming true before our eyes?
Lunar Eclipse on 4th of July: A Warning to Nations, Israel according to 100-Year-Old Prophecy As fireworks fill the night sky on the Fourth of July, people will surely notice the changes taking place to the full moon, the first of the summer season, as it slowly changes color. Though the lunar change will be subtle, a one-hundred-year-old prophecy warns that this eclipse is in omen that should the nations force Israel to give up land in Israel, a foreign leader will pay with his life.
Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility damaged in ‘incident’ An “incident” occurred at Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility but no damage was caused and the site is operating as usual, Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization said on Thursday. The Natanz Fuel Enrichment Plant (FEP), covering 100,000 square meters and built eight meters underground, is one of several Iranian facilities monitored by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), a UN nuclear watchdog.
Israel obtains observer status on European AI committee The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe granted Israel an observer status on the Ad hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence (CAHAI) on Wednesday, the council said in a statement. “Our delegation is proud to announce that Israel obtains the observer status to the Ad hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence (CAHAI),” the Israeli delegation to the Council of Europe said in a tweet.
Rockland County, Probing New Cluster, Uses Subpoenas as People Resist Contact Tracing Health officials are investigating a new cluster of eight or more COVID-19 cases in Rockland County tied to a large party earlier this month, but they’re running into trouble with contact tracing because people refuse to cooperate. The county plans to resort to subpoenas, as it did during its measles outbreak some years ago, to compel people to work with contact tracers as they work to contain a new potential outbreak.
Saudis Threaten New Oil-Price War With OPEC Brethren Saudi Arabia has threatened to ignite an oil-price war unless fellow OPEC members make up for their failure to abide by the cartel’s recent production cuts, delegates said. Saudi energy minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman issued the ultimatum in recent weeks as he asked Angola and Nigeria to submit detailed pledges to carry extra oil-production curbs, delegates said.
Libya crisis: France suspends Nato mission role amid Turkey row France has temporarily pulled out of a Nato security operation amid a major row with Turkey. The defence ministry said France had suspended its role in Operation Sea Guardian, accusing Turkey of violating an arms embargo against Libya. It comes weeks after Turkish ships allegedly targeted a French warship in the Mediterranean – something Ankara strongly denies.
Turkish bad loan plan raises concerns among some banks: sources Some Turkish banks are concerned that a “bad bank” plan to house billions of dollars of non-performing loans could require them to book large losses, and they want foreign stakeholders involved, seven industry sources told Reuters. Ernst & Young handed its blueprint for creating an asset management company (AMC) to Turkish bankers last week, three of the sources said, prompting a mixed reaction.
‘Israel the only enemy’: Rivals Hamas, Fatah unite over annexation The leaders of Hamas and Fatah…held a press conference…slamming Israel’s plans to annex parts of the West Bank. “We are now talking about a joint struggle, a campaign on the ground,” said senior Fatah official… “We call on all Palestinian factions to see cooperation between Hamas and Fatah as a historic opportunity for a joint fight to establish a Palestinian state and oppose the Israeli occupation,” he added.
Saudi-led coalition hits Houthi-held areas in renewed air raids Fighter jets belonging to a Saudi-led coalition battling Yemen’s Houthi rebels have launched dozens of air raids on several Yemeni provinces, as the kingdom announced the start of a new military operation. The Houthi-run Al Masirah Media Network reported air raids on the capital, Sanaa, as well as Marib, al-Jouf, al-Bayda, Hajjah and Saada provinces throughout Wednesday and into the night.
Result of Vote Extending Putin Rule a ‘Triumph’ – Kremlin The Kremlin on Thursday hailed as a “triumph” the results of a deeply controversial vote that allows President Vladimir Putin to extend his rule until 2036. The Kremlin “definitely considers this as a triumph,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. “De facto, a triumphant referendum on trust in President Vladimir Putin has taken place.”
Wildfires in Siberia increase five-fold amid unprecedented heatwave Wildfires in Siberia have grown five-fold over the past week amid an unprecedented heatwave, according to Russia’s forest fire aerial protection service. This came after the town of Verkhoyansk hit 38 °C (100.4 °F), marking the hottest-ever temperature recorded above the Arctic Circle. The record was verified by Russia’s state weather authority on June 30.
Nuts: Virginia Democrats Mull Reducing Criminal Penalties for Assaulting Police Officers To appease black voters in the upcoming election, Democrats are doing everything they can to spit in the face of police officers. Seattle is mayhem. New York City now has a CHAZ zone of its own; our own Julio Rosas is there right now. Minneapolis is making a blitzkrieg push to abolish their police department. And now in Virginia, state Democrats are moving to downgrade the legal fallout for assaulting a police officer:
Kanye West Drops ‘Wash Us in the Blood,’ With Satanist Travis Scott, A Dark And Demonically-Inspired Video That’s More Yeezus Than Jesus The unsaved, sex-drugs-and-rock-n-roll music world is aflame this morning, positively gushing over the release of ‘Wash Us In The Blood’ by ‘christian’ rapper Kanye West. The video is dark and sinister, looking more like a video game than a music video, and the mood is angry and menacing. On top of that, he featured satanist Travis Scott of Astroworld fame to help him out. There is nothing Christian about this dark and demonic mess, and the ‘blood’ he is rapping about doesn’t even mention the name of Jesus Christ one time in the lyrics. There is a 10 second throwaway line at the tail end of the video, fooling no one who is saved.