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  • 8 countries warn Israel against demolishing Bedouin outpost

    09/20/2018 5:03:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    INN ^ | 09/21/18 01:07 | Elad Benari
    Eight European countries at the United Nations, including five Security Council members, on Thursday called on Israel to reverse its decision to demolish the illegal Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, AFP reported. Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Belgium, Poland and the Netherlands warned that the demolition of the village “would severely threaten the viability of the two-state solution”. “We therefore call upon the Israeli authorities to reconsider their decision to demolish Khan al-Ahmar,” the countries said in a joint statement released ahead of a council meeting on the Middle East. Khan al-Ahmar was built in the 1990s on land belonging...
  • Church in Prague receives relic of Czech Marco Polo [Odoric of Pordenone]

    09/18/2018 10:33:41 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    Radio Czech ^ | September 12, 2018 | Tom McEnchroe
    I, brother Odoric, a Czech from Turlania,...crossed the sea and visited the land of the unbelievers intending to harvest some of their souls. I will not mention all that I have seen...For I would have not believed it myself, if I had not heard it and seen it with my own ears and eyes. Thus begins the 'The Journey into the Empire of the Great Khan', a book of recollections written in the 14th century by Czech priest, Odoric of Pordenone, who set out for China in 1318, after being commissioned by the Pope to establish contact with the its...
  • Alleged Italian IS member held in Syria, say Kurds

    09/14/2018 5:04:14 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Yahoo News (via AFP) ^ | September 13, 2018 | AFP
    Qamishli (Syria) (AFP) - Kurdish fighters in northern Syria detained an alleged Italian member of the Islamic State group as he was trying to flee across the border to Turkey, they said Thursday. The People's Protection Units (YPG) have captured several foreign IS fighters since the jihadists' so-called caliphate collapsed nearly a year ago. "On August 27, a mercenary called Semir Bogana was captured as a result of a special operation conducted by our Anti-Terror Units, when he was trying to flee to Turkey," said the YPG. It said Bogana -- an Italian citizen known also as Abu Hureyre al-Muhajir...
  • In mint condition! Millions of pounds-worth of pristine 5th-century gold coins are found buried [tr]

    09/10/2018 6:19:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 9, 2018 | Charlie Moore
    A stash of fifth-century gold coins worth millions has been found buried in a pot under an Italian theatre. Builders demolishing the former Cressoni theatre in Como were stunned to discover the cache last Wednesday. The Roman coins will be examined and dated before ending up in a museum, officials said.
  • Roman gold coins discovered in Italian theatre

    09/12/2018 7:10:49 AM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 27 replies
    The Local IT ^ | 9 September 2018 | staff
    Hundreds of ancient Roman gold coins have been discovered on the site of an old theatre in Como in northern Italy, the Ministry of Culture said. The coins date back to the end of the Roman Empire in the 5th century and were found in a kind of stone urn in the Cressoni theatre basement, not far from the site of the ancient city of Novum Comum.    According to Italian media, the coins could be worth millions of euros.   "We do not yet know in detail the historical and cultural significance of this discovery but this area is a real...
  • American Indians in Galway, Ireland?

    09/10/2018 8:20:40 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 43 replies
    Beachcombing's Bizarre History Blog ^ | November 17, 2012 | Dr. Beach Combing
    One of the most dramatic pieces of evidence for a pre-Columbian crossing of the Atlantic is to be found in a single Latin marginalia, that is some words scribbled into the margin of a book. The sentence in question appears in a copy of the Historia rerum ubique gestarum by Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini which was published in Venice in 1477. In that work Piccolomini discusses the arrival of Indians in Europe blown from across the Atlantic at a date when America was unknown to Europeans (another post another day). Next to this passage a reader has written in Latin the...
  • Columbus Trying to Recruit the Chinese Emperor to Liberate Jerusalem and Stumbled on America

    07/08/2009 5:44:29 AM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies · 585+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 7-8-09
    Egyptian Writer Muhammad Ibrahim Mabrouk: Columbus Was Trying to Recruit the Chinese Emperor to the Liberation of Jerusalem When He Stumbled Upon America Following are excerpts from an interview with Egyptian writer Muhammad Ibrahim Mabrouk, which aired on Al-Majd TV on April 27, 2009.To view this clip on MEMRI TV, visit http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/2167.htm. "Columbus Wanted to Liberate Jerusalem From the Muslims"Interviewer: "American society was not born and did not grow in the United States. It is a mixed society - a society of immigrants, of different nationalities. How can it be claimed that this society in its entirety was melted down...
  • Did Marco Polo "Discover" America?

    09/27/2014 8:41:05 PM PDT · by Theoria · 29 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | Oct 2014 | Ariel Sabar
    For a guy who claimed to spend 17 years in China as a confidant of Kublai Khan, Marco Polo left a surprisingly skimpy paper trail. No Asian sources mention the footloose Italian. The only record of his 13th-century odyssey through the Far East is the hot air of his own Travels, which was actually an “as told to” penned by a writer of romances. But a set of 14 parchments, now collected and exhaustively studied for the first time, give us a raft of new stories about Polo’s journeys and something notably missing from his own account: maps. If genuine,...
  • Mysterious Prof Who Peddled Clinton Dirt to Papadopoulos May Be Dead, DNC Lawyers Say

    09/09/2018 12:09:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/09/2018 | Debra Heine
    The Democratic National Committee (DNC) said in a court filing Friday that the London-based Maltese professor who told former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos that Russia had "dirt" on Hillary Clinton may be dead. Joseph Mifsud vanished from the public eye late last year after his name surfaced in stories about the Russia investigation. The DNC, which is suing Russia, the Trump campaign, and WikiLeaks for interfering in the 2016 election, said that it believes that all the defendants in the case had been served with the complaint, “with the exception of Mifsud (who is missing and may be deceased).”...
  • The Maltese Phantom of Russiagate

    05/30/2018 12:07:33 PM PDT · by publana · 14 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | May 30, 2018 | Lee Smith
    In the shifting narratives of the Trump-Russia probe, a Maltese academic named Joseph Mifsud has remained a linchpin regarding claims of collusion. He is the professor who allegedly told Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos that the Russians had emails related to the Clinton campaign. The FBI says it opened its investigation in late July 2016 after Papadopoulos relayed that information to Australian diplomat Alexander Downer, and the Australians tipped off U.S. authorities. While some news accounts describe Mifsud as an accomplice to Russian clandestine operations or a “cut-out” (intermediary), others contend he is a full-fledged Russian spy. In an official...
  • The Maltese Phantom of Russiagate (Mifsud is NOT DEAD 5/30/2018)

    09/08/2018 9:37:59 AM PDT · by mojito · 17 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | 5/30/2018 | Lee Smith
    ...Painting a full picture of Mifsud is difficult because after the 58-year-old professor was first identified by name in a Washington Post article in the weeks following Papadopoulos’ confession, he gave a few interviews to the international press, and then disappeared. Rumors circulated in the press that the Kremlin-linked professor may have been recalled to Russia or was liquidated. A new book by former colleagues of Mifsud’s – Stephan Roh, a 50-year-old Swiss-German lawyer, and Thierry Pastor, a 35-year-old French political analyst – reports that he is alive and well. Their account includes a recent interview with him. Their self-published...
  • The US would be in a bigger mess under Clinton than it is under Trump, historian Niall Ferguson says

    09/06/2018 11:10:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    CNBC Politics ^ | September 6, 2018 | David Reid
    A Hillary Clinton presidency would have been even more disruptive that the current Donald Trump administration, historian and prolific author Niall Ferguson told CNBC on Thursday. "There would have been an almost immediate impeachment process," Ferguson said in an interview with CNBC's Steve Sedgwick at the Ambrosetti Forum in Italy on Thursday. "More importantly, Trump supporters would have bought the story that the election had been rigged and you would have had Trump supporters with their pitchforks, or more likely semi-automatics, in a very ugly mood," he added. An anonymous op-ed published by The New York Times on Wednesday painted...
  • Hungary Asks ‘What’s Wrong with the Swedes?’ as Poland Vows to Avoid Western Europe’s...

    09/05/2018 8:40:50 AM PDT · by davikkm · 25 replies
    breitbart ^ | JACK MONTGOMERY
    The Hungarian government is openly asking “What’s wrong with the Swedes?” as the Scandinavian country’s pro-immigration government lashes out at Budapest, while the leader of Poland’s governing Law and Justice Party has said his country must avoid Western Europe’s “social diseases”. In a public blog post on the official About Hungary website, Hungarian government spokesman Zoltán Kovács posed the question: “Why are these senior Swedish figures portraying Hungary as Europe’s bogeyman, spreading falsehoods and distorting facts about our government’s policies on migration? Could it have something to do with the fact that the country faces general elections on September 9th?”...
  • Ancient Italian Skeletons Had Hemp In Their Teeth, Archaeologists Discover

    09/04/2018 4:51:29 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 47 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 30, 2018 | Kristina Killgrove
    In a new analysis of thousands of teeth from ancient skeletons buried at a site near Naples, Italy, archaeologists have discovered that people were using their mouths to help with their work -- occupations that likely involved processing hemp into string and fabric. We all use our teeth as tools -- to open bottles, hold pieces of paper, or even smoke a pipe. When we do this, we open ourselves up to the possibility of cracking our teeth but also create microscopic grooves and injuries to the enamel surface. Since teeth don't remodel like bones do, these tiny insults remain...
  • Italy and Hungary Create 'Anti-Immigration Axis'

    09/03/2018 8:55:39 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 25 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | September 1, 2018 | Soeren Kern
    "We are close to a historic turning point at the continental level. I am astonished at the stupor of a political left that now exists only to challenge others and believes that Milan should not host the president of a European country, as if the left has the authority to decide who has the right to speak and who does not -- and then they wonder why no one votes for them anymore." — Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. "This is the first of a long series of meetings to change destinies, not only of Italy and of Hungary, but...
  • EU Trade Commissioner Gives Ground: We’re Willing To Drop Auto Tariffs To Zero

    08/30/2018 3:37:14 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 51 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 30 Aug 2018 | John Sexton
    EU Trade Commissioner Gives Ground: We’re Willing To Drop Auto Tariffs To Zero (If The US Will Do The Same)(Full Title) President Trump’s hard line on tariffs has won a significant concession from the European Union, at least the promise of one. Trump has been warning all summer that he could add a tariff on automobile imports which would have a significant impact on automakers in Europe (as well as Japan and Mexico). Today the European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said the EU was willing to drop all of its existing tariffs on cars and other goods to zero...
  • Populist Government In Italy Vows To Work With Hungary To Stop Migration

    08/30/2018 4:00:29 AM PDT · by Pavegecko · 5 replies
    Tsarizm.com ^ | 8/30/18 | L Todd Wood
    During talks in Milan this week, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Salvini and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban agreed to work together to end the mass migration into the European Continent from North Africa and the Middle East, which has destroyed Europe’s security and threatens its Christian heritage. The two leaders pledged to extend their movement in Europe “that excludes socialists and the left, that brings back to the center the values and identity”. “We are near a historic change on a continental level,” declared Salvini. “We agreed that the most important issue is migration,” Orban said. “Europe needs a new...
  • ‘EU is filth’, Salvini lashes out as tensions between Rome and Brussels grow

    08/28/2018 8:11:34 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 21 replies
    Fenixx ^ | 8/28/18
    Although the 150 migrants stranded on the Diciotti rescue ship were able to disembark on Sunday (26 August), Italy’s firebrand Interior Minister Matteo Salvini engaged in another vilification of the EU, calling it “filth” and reiterating threats to stop EU funding. “Europe has demonstrated once again to be unprecedented filth that doesn’t deserve our money,” the leader of the far-right Lega told supporters on Sunday in the small town of Pinzolo in the northern Italian Alps.
  • Czech Prime Minister Calls For No Illegal Immigrants In Europe Ahead Of Visit To Italy

    08/28/2018 7:24:50 AM PDT · by Pavegecko · 11 replies
    Tsarizm.com ^ | 8/28/18 | L Todd Wood
    Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis wants to stop, and remove, illegal immigration from Europe. He made the comments on the way to a meeting with the new Italian government which is also anti-migrant, and has been stopping migrant ships from unloading in Italian ports. Italian Prime Minister Salvini, along with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, have ignited a new populist wave in Europe that is threatening the old, socialist, Soros-dominated EU order. “If Italy and Malta won’t welcome (the migrants), then Spain will. And so we’re sending the message to migrants that it’s possible to come to Europe, from Morocco via...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    08/28/2018 2:28:09 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 8/28/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Its Primary Election Day in Arizona and Florida today with the 3-way Republican Senate primary to find a candidate for the fall. Anti-President Trump Republican Jeff Flake is retiring. Conservative candidate Kelli Ward is facing a massive media campaign against her and the vote splitting caused by former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's presence in the race.... There were injuries as rival protests took to the streets in the German city of Chemnitz Monday. One man was killed and two others injured early Sunday in a knife attack with a Syrian and an Iraqi suspect in custody.... Meanwhile Syria was...