Israel a ‘Mighty Aircraft Carrier’ of the US, Netanyahu Says
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the USS George H.W. Bush docked outside of Haifa. The destroyer had just returned from five months of battling Daesh. Netanyahu spoke of Israel’s contributions to fighting the militant jihadists in Syria and Iraq, … Read More

Pope Francis Says America Has ‘a Distorted Vision of the World’
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(CNSNews.com) – Pope Francis told the Italian newspaper La Repubblica on Thursday that the United States of America—and Russia, China, North Korea and Bashar al Assad’s Syria—have “a distorted vision of the world”–(“una visione distorta del mondo,” as reportetd in … Read More

Bill Gates Urges End To Generosity, Fears African Refugees Will Decimate Europe
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In an interview published Saturday, Bill Gates told German newspaper Welt am Sonntag that Europe will be devastated by African refugees if they don’t “make it more difficult for Africans to reach the continent,” and the solution lies in European … Read More

Police Find Drugs in Raid of Vatican Apartment
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Vatican police have reportedly raided a Vatican-owned apartment and arrested an aide to one of Pope Francis’ key advisers. Police in late June found widespread drug-use and men engaged in homosexual activity during the bust at the home owned by … Read More

8 shocking facts about refugees from our new data tool
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More than 152 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance globally — and at least 64 million have been forced to flee their homes. While humanitarian organizations race to provide lifesaving efforts, the funding levels are faltering. In fact, … Read More

The Observer view on Europe’s shameful response to the growing refugee crisis
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One in 40. This is the dreadful death rate facing refugees attempting the perilous crossing from Libya to Italy in overloaded rubber dinghies. It has trebled since late 2015, when European search and rescue efforts in the central Mediterranean were … Read More

Europe’s Refugee Crisis Now Destroying Sweden
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In 2015, at the height of the refugee crisis, Sweden took in more migrants per capita than any other European country. Then on April 7 this year, a terrorist attack, in which an Uzbek man, who was a rejected asylum … Read More

People at risk of starvation as South Sudan enters its sixth year of independence
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9 July marks the sixth anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, but the promise of the world’s youngest country is marred by hunger and conflict, as millions of people still face starvation. After more than three years of conflict and insecurity, … Read More

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake causes damage in Guatemala, officials say
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(CNN) A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Thursday off Guatemala’s Pacific coast, the US Geological Survey reported, causing some minor damage. The quake was recorded at about 24 miles (38 kilometers) from the city of Puerto San Jose, according to the … Read More

6.5-magnitude earthquake hits central Philippines
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(CNN) A 6.5-magnitude earthquake has struck the central Philippines, according to the US Geological Survey. A 42-year-old man was killed, according to Rowena Codilla, the mayor of Kananga, one of the cities affected by the earthquake. The quake’s epicenter was … Read More

Election over, Iran’s attention turns to supreme leader’s post
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Tehran: After Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s re-election, talk in Iran has turned to the future of an even larger political figure: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Although the topic is taboo in Iran, the question of who will succeed Ayatollah … Read More

Iran Still on the Hunt for Nuclear Weapons Technology Across Germany
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(Benjamin Weinthal is a fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies) Startling new evidence from German intelligence reports shows the Tehran regime is working to illegally obtain technology and know-how to advance its nuclear weapons and missile programs, despite … Read More

Four Arab States to Take ‘Political, Economic and Legal’ Measures Against Qatar
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The Saudi-led bloc of Arab states which also includes Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, has announced that negotiations with Qatar have broken down because of Doha’s failure to meet their demands. As a result, the four states have … Read More

Putin Seeks Parliamentary Approval to Deploy Warplanes in Syria
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Russian President Vladimir Putin submitted on Thursday a protocol to an agreement with Syria on the deployment of the Russian Armed Forces aviation group for the lower chamber of parliament’s ratification. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The protocol submitted to the State … Read More

Putin calls for active dialogue with Japan
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Vladimir Putin said he hopes an active dialogue with Japan will help resolve decades-old problems. HAMBURG, /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he hopes an active dialogue with Japan will help resolve decades-old problems and will give a … Read More

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