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  • Britain's pro-EU camp regains momentum, lifting shares and sterling

    06/20/2016 3:40:34 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 20, 2016 | Kylie MacLellan and Jemima Kelly
    The campaign to keep Britain in the European Union appeared to regain the upper hand on Monday, putting the pound on track for its biggest one-day gain in more than seven years and buoying the UK stock market. Campaigning for the June 23 referendum resumed on Sunday after a three-day suspension following the killing of lawmaker Jo Cox, and three opinion polls at the weekend showed the "Remain" camp gaining momentum. Sterling rose by as much as 2.4 percent against the dollar on Monday, heading for its biggest one-day rise since December 2008, while Britain's FTSE-100 shares index jumped 3...
  • Turkey Foils New Year's Eve Terror Attack Plot

    12/31/2015 6:44:47 PM PST · by traumer · 20 replies
    Two men are thought to have been preparing an attack in the centre of Ankara where crowds gather to celebrate the New Year. Police seized a suicide vest armed with a bomb, an explosive device fortified with ball bearings and metal sticks and placed inside a backpack, as well as bomb-making equipment Turkish police have detained two suspected Islamic State militants believed to be planning suicide attacks during New Year celebrations in central Ankara, officials said. The two men were detained in a raid on a house in the low-income Mamak neighbourhood of Ankara. Police seized a suicide vest armed...
  • Jihadist plot to kill Pope Francis' thwarted

    12/07/2015 11:26:06 AM PST · by NRx · 57 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 12-03-2015 | Steve Robson
    Police say they have stopped a "highly dangerous" group who planned to kill the Pope and praised the Paris terror attacks Four people have been arrested over alleged threats made by jihadists to kill Pope Franics. The arrests, made in Italy and Kosovo, were conducted by anti-terror police who had been monitory a "highly dangerous group" on social media. All four were Kosovan nationals said to have links to Syria. Police said threats had been made warning Pope Francis "would be the last Pope".
  • Muslim group calls for Carson to leave race

    09/20/2015 10:34:03 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 109 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9-20-2015 | Robert King
    Neurosurgeon Ben Carson should withdraw from the presidential race for his comments that a Muslim shouldn't be president a prominent Muslim-American group said Sunday. "I think his remarks should be repudiated by everyone on the political spectrum and that he should withdraw," Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation's largest Islamic advocacy group, told the Washington Examiner on Sunday. Carson, who is third in the Washington Examiner's presidential power rankings, spoke on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday and said that he wouldn't "advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation."
  • FBI foils ISIS-related plot against Pope Francis: report

    09/15/2015 4:47:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    WGN ^ | 9/15/15
    A new report says authorities foiled an alleged plot against the pope that was set to take place while he was visiting the U.S.ABC News reported Tuesday that the FBI “quietly” stopped a would-be ISIS-related attack last month. In the alleged plot, the suspect, who was a minor, was inspired by the terrorist group over social media to carry out the crime.“The minor was inspired by [ISIS] and sought to conduct a detailed homeland attack which included multiple attackers, firearms, and multiple explosives, targeting a foreign dignitary at a high-profile event,” read a joint intelligence bulletin by the FBI and...
  • Germany speaks of ‘genocide’ in Namibia (in 1905)

    07/08/2015 9:28:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 08 Jul 2015 17:31 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    The speaker of the German parliament on Wednesday said the slaughter of indigenous Namibians a century ago constituted a “genocide” that stemmed from a “race war”. Norbert Lammert, writing in a guest column for news weekly Die Zeit, said the Herero and Nama peoples had been systematically targeted for massacre by German imperial troops. “Using today’s standards of international law, the crushing of the Herero revolt was genocide,” he wrote. …
  • Historic Decision: Sikh Turban victory against U.S. Army

    06/13/2015 10:46:10 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 32 replies
    Sikh Siyasat News ^ | 06/25/2015 | Sikh Siyasat Bureau
    A federal court ruled yesterday that a Sikh college student must be allowed to enroll in Army ROTC without shaving his beard, cutting his hair, or removing his turban. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson acted in the case of Hofstra University student Iknoor Singh, who had been barred by the U.S. Army from enrolling in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program because of his religious practices. The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is a college-based program for training commissioned officers of the United States Armed Forces.
  • 4 ‘extremists’ in Germany arrested in ‘plot’ to attack Islamic targets

    05/06/2015 6:44:37 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 6, 2015
    BERLIN — German authorities conducted raids across the country on Wednesday, seizing explosives and arresting four people accused of founding a right-wing extremist group to attack mosques and housing for asylum seekers. Police arrested three men and a woman accused of leading the group during raids by some 250 investigators on homes in Saxony and four other states, the federal prosecutor’s office said in a statement.
  • Arafat Was Not Poisoned, French Prosecutor Says

    03/17/2015 9:00:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    AFP via Vos Iz Neiaz ^ | 03/17/2015 09:10 AM
    French experts re-examining evidence have confirmed their earlier conclusion that the 2004 death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was not the result of poisoning, a prosecutor told AFP Monday. The prosecutor for the western Paris suburb of Nanterre said the experts found there was no foul play in Arafat’s death, which sparked immediate and enduring conspiracy rumors. […] Arafat died aged 75 on November 11, 2004 at the Percy de Clamart hospital, close to Paris. He had been admitted there at the end of October that year after developing stomach pains while at his headquarters in the West Bank city...
  • Saudi Arabia bans Ebola-stricken countries from hajj pilgrimage

    10/02/2014 5:22:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    PBS ^ | 10/2/2014 | Ayan Sheikh
    With the arrival of approximately two million people from around the world in Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj pilgrimage, there are a group of pilgrims who were not welcomed. The Saudi government has banned the entry of travelers from three countries currently dealing with the Ebola epidemic: Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. The decision to reject visa requests from these countries has affected 7,400 people, according to the Associated Press. Hospitals in Saudi Arabia are also preparing in the event of an outbreak by setting up isolation and surgery units as well as dispatching medical staff to airports. Despite...
  • Hajj Pilgrims From Ebola-Stricken Nations Banned In Saudi Arabia Mecca

    10/02/2014 11:14:29 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 27 replies
    IBD Times ^ | 10/02/2014 | Esther Tanquintic-Misa
    Saudi Arabia has announced it will be rejecting pilgrims from Ebola-stricken nations who want to observe the annual Hajj in Mecca. This is to reduce risks of the virus getting into the Muslim country. Hospitals and relative medical institutions have reportedly been alerted to prepare in case the Ebola springs up at one of the pilgrims already within the country. Over 22,000 general practitioners have also been tapped to deal with the pilgrims should any medical emergency arise. Visas to pilgrims from those countries will not be entertained, the Saudi government said, according to the same report.
  • George Soros, Reported Dead at XXX, Is Actually Alive

    04/18/2013 7:56:33 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 33 replies
    Mashable ^ | April 18, 2013
    Reuters accidentally published a pre-written obituary for George Soros on Thursday afternoon, declaring that the business titan had died at the ripe old age of "XXX." Soros is alive and 82 years old, as a spokesperson confirmed to Quartz soon after. The obituary recapped Soros' years as an investor and financier, while detailing his massive wealth, which is estimated to be $19 billion in total. New agencies frequently write framework obituaries for aging, prominent citizens years ahead of their eventual deaths, so it's likely that someone at Reuters simply hit "publish" by accident. But that still didn't stop the false...
  • Robert E. Lee's Secret Special Orders No 191 Found by Union Soldiers Changed Fate of Antietam

    09/16/2012 10:13:38 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 15 September 2012 | Beth Stebner and Associated Press
    <p>As the 150th anniversary of the Civil War continues to be commemorated, progenies of those who fought in the bitter battles between the North and South have converged to remember the sacrifices on both sides.</p> <p>But tucked inside an exhibit in Frederick, Maryland is a two-page document from Robert E. Lee – found wrapped around a case of cigars – that could have changed the course of the entire war, and led to victory for the Union.</p>
  • High Court Blocks States' Lawsuit Over Coal Plant Emissions

    06/27/2011 3:29:21 PM PDT · by EBH · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | 6/20/11 | Hurley & Nelson
    The Supreme Court ruled today that six states cannot, for now, try to limit emissions of greenhouse gases under federal common law. The court ruled 8-0 -- Justice Sonia Sotomayor was recused -- that the Clean Air Act and the Obama administration's efforts to regulate emissions had displaced the states' federal common law argument. But the court split, 4-4, on the potentially key issue of whether federal courts even had jurisdiction to hear the claims. The split means the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' finding that it did have jurisdiction stands, although that conclusion would not apply to other...
  • CAIR: Louisiana Mosque Vandalized With Pork

    05/10/2011 3:25:55 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 79 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | May. 10, 2011 | The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
    WASHINGTON, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will today ask the FBI to investigate as a possible hate crime an incident in Louisiana in which a mosque was vandalized with pork. [Muslims are prohibited from consuming pork products and bigots often use pigs or pork to offend Muslim sensibilities.]
  • NY mosque leaders object to neighbor's 'bomb' sign

    05/10/2011 11:11:31 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2011
    AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) -- Muslim leaders are upset that a homeowner who lives next door to a newly opened mosque has posted a sign on his front lawn that reads "Bomb Making Next Driveway." Michael Heick lives along a heavily traveled road in the town of Amherst, a Buffalo suburb. The next driveway on the same side of the road is the entrance to the Jaffarya Center.
  • Boorish Anti-Muslim Protesters Aid Islamists

    04/02/2011 2:27:15 PM PDT · by ahungrywriter · 12 replies
    Islamist Watch ^ | 3/31/11 | David J. Rusin
    As a recent controversy in California makes clear, protests targeting radical Islam are a double-edged sword and must be carried out with discipline. Done right, they expose Islamists and their work to much-needed public scrutiny; done wrong, they play into the hands of Islamists eager to silence all critics by characterizing Muslims as victims of vast prejudice and aggression. On February 13, hundreds gathered on the lawn of the Yorba Linda Community Center to protest a fundraiser for ICNA Relief, a social services arm of the Islamic Circle of North America, which has ties to jihadists overseas. Not surprisingly, two...
  • UN: Security Council Meets On Libya

    02/22/2011 1:02:17 PM PST · by Red Badger · 5 replies
    Scoop (NZ) ^ | 02-22-2011 | Staff
    New York, Feb 22 2011 10:10AM Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations human rights chief have both called on the Libyan authorities to immediately end their violent crackdown on protesters, and the Security Council is meeting today to discuss the situation in the North African nation. Mr. Ban, in a statement issued by his spokesperson on Monday, said he was “outraged” at press reports that the Libyan authorities have been firing at demonstrators from war planes and helicopters. This is unacceptable,” the Secretary-General <"http://www.un.org/apps/sg/offthecuff.asp?nid=1731">told reporters in Los Angeles, where his currently on an official visit. “This violence against demonstrators...
  • NBC: Mubarak stepping down tonight

    02/10/2011 7:43:55 AM PST · by combat_boots · 70 replies
    NBC ^ | 10 Feb 2011 | Unknown
  • Cayuga County judge sides with Cayuga Indians; orders DA to dismiss indictments, return smokes

    10/07/2010 6:55:00 PM PDT · by Drango · 9 replies
    The Post-Standard ^ | 10/07/10 | Scott Rapp
    For the second time this week Cayuga County lost a major court decision in its cigarette tax dispute with the Cayuga Indian Nation. In county court today, Judge Mark H. Fandrich dismissed indictments against the Cayugas and ordered county District Attorney Jon Budelmann to return to the Cayugas some 7,600 cartons of cigarettes and business records seized in a December 2008 tax raid from the nation’s LakeSide Trading store in Union Springs. 55Share 8 Comments Fandrich’s ruling follows a related decision by the state Court of Appeals in May. “It’s not up to me to determine if the Court of...