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  • Trump's ambassador lobbied Britain on behalf of jailed right-wing activist Tommy Robinson

    07/20/2018 6:46:35 AM PDT · by Hostage · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | JULY 13, 2018 | Mark Hosenball
    LONDON (Reuters) - Sam Brownback, the U.S. Ambassador for International Religious Freedom, complained to the British ambassador in Washington D.C. about the treatment of an English right-wing activist who is in jail for disrupting a trial, according to three sources familiar with the discussion. Brownback raised the jailing of Robinson during a meeting with Darroch that covered a range of “religious freedom issues”, the British official confirmed earlier this week.
  • ‘Anti-Semite and a Racist’: The Scandals Following Labour’s Shift to the Far Left

    07/19/2018 7:21:17 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 18,2018 | Victoria Friedman
    The leftist ruling body of Britain’s Labour Party has voted not to adopt the international definition of anti-Semitism in its code of conduct, bringing relations between the Jewish community and the party to a new low since socialist Jeremy Corbyn became leader. (snip) At a meeting hosted by the Stop the War coalition in 2009, Corbyn referred to Lebanese terror organisation Hezbollah and Palestinian terror group Hamas as “friends”. Calling Hezbollah “an organisation that is dedicated towards the good of the Palestinian people and bringing about long-term peace and social justice”, Corbyn said it was “really a big, big historical...
  • Omega-3 no protection against heart attack or strokes, say scientists

    07/19/2018 3:38:26 AM PDT · by 4Runner · 60 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 17, 2018 | Sarah Boseley
    “We can be confident in the findings of this review which go against the popular belief that long-chain omega-3 supplements protect the heart,” said Cochrane lead author, Dr Lee Hooper from the University of East Anglia. “This large systematic review included information from many thousands of people over long periods. Despite all this information, we don’t see protective effects.” [snip] The researchers embarked on their systematic review at the request of the World Health Organisation, which is updating its guidance on polyunsaturated fats. The belief that omega-3 supplements could protect against cardiovascular diseases came from a couple of positive results...
  • Britain has identified Russians suspected of Skripal nerve attack: PA

    07/19/2018 1:28:09 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 19 replies
    reuters.com ^ | July 19, 2018 | Guy Faulconbridge
    British police have identified several Russians who they believe were behind the nerve agent attack on former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, the Press Association reported on Thursday, citing a source close to the investigation.
  • Cliff Richard: BBC bosses 'should carry the can'

    07/18/2018 5:13:52 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7/18/2018 | BBC
    Senior BBC managers have to "carry the can", Sir Cliff Richard has said, after winning his privacy case over the coverage of a police raid on his home. A High Court judge said the BBC had infringed the singer's privacy rights in a "serious and sensationalist way". Sir Cliff was not arrested or charged over the historical child sex claim and told ITV News: "If heads roll then maybe it's because it was deserved." The BBC said its journalists acted in good faith and is considering an appeal. The judge, Mr. Justice Mann, awarded Sir Cliff an initial &210,000. He...
  • Transgender prisoner who was put in a female jail . . . sexually assaulted four women inmates

    07/18/2018 9:22:13 AM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 42 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 17 July 2018 | Rod Ardehali
    Full title: Transgender prisoner who was put in a female jail despite not having sex-change surgery ‘sexually assaulted four women inmates before being moved to a male prison’ o Transgender prisoner accused of sexually assaulting four female inmates o First attack took place within days of the inmate arriving at New Hall, Wakefield o Prisoner, who has been living as a woman for two years, was 'visibly aroused' o The transgender prisoner has now been sent to a Category B men’s jail
  • London’s Police Fails to Record 100,000 Crimes Including Sex Offences

    07/18/2018 7:01:35 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Victoria Friedman
    London’s Metropolitan Police fails to record over 94,500 reported crimes each year, representing 10.5 percent of all reported crimes, according to estimates by the policing and fire services watchdog. Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) found that officers were failing to accurately record crimes including domestic abuse and violence when they occurred alongside other crimes as well as some public order offences and low-level crimes. Last year, the Met recorded over 800,000 crimes and the HMICFRS believes these near-100,000 annual missed recordings occur because officers did not “recognise” when crimes were committed or did...
  • Former EDL leader Tommy Robinson appeals...

    07/18/2018 6:02:47 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 18/7/18 | Ed Riley
    Top judges will today hear a challenge by former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson against his 13-month jail term for contempt of court. Mr Robinson, real name Stephen Christopher Yaxley-Lennon, was locked up in May after he filmed people involved in a criminal trial and broadcast the footage on social media. The footage, lasting around an hour, was watched 250,000 times within hours of being posted on Facebook. .....
  • Ex-Ukip councillor convicted of killing wife told police: ‘I’ve been a very naughty boy’

    07/17/2018 5:13:52 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 32 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | July 17, 2018 | Jamie Merrill
    A former Ukip councillor told police he had “been a naughty boy” after he killed his wife. Ex-Royal Marine Stephen Searle, 64, is facing a life sentence for murdering his wife Anne Searle, 62, after he had an affair with their son’s partner. Searle claimed he had been defending himself after Mrs Searle attacked him with a knife, but jurors at Ipswich Crown Court took three-and-a-half hours to find him guilty of her murder. The former Ukip politician showed no reaction as the verdict was read out on Tuesday following a six-day trial.
  • Trump's Nato approach helped make a difference, says May

    07/17/2018 12:25:04 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Jul 2018 | Pippa Crerar
    Theresa May has defended Donald Trump’s approach to last week’s Nato summit, claiming it made all the difference in encouraging European allies to “step up” their defence spending. The US president left the Brussels talks in disarray after setting a January deadline for other alliance members to increase defence spending and hinting that the US may quit Nato if they failed to do so. For the second year in a row, Trump caused turmoil at a Nato summit, criticising the Germans, turning up late for a meeting, ignoring the issues on the table and securing an emergency discussion on spending....
  • British baby’s rare tumor confounds NHS, cured in USA

    07/17/2018 10:01:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 07/16/2018
    Most parents would readily cross oceans to save their child's life, with no thought as to the cost or distance. But for some children in the UK, like Alfie Evans and Charlie Gard, that simply wasn't an option they were given. Oliver Cameron is one of the fortunate ones, though, and thanks to the tireless efforts of his parents and doctors at Boston Children's Hospital, Oliver is alive and thriving today. When Oliver was born in the United Kingdom, he had a large, non-cancerous tumor in his heart, called a cardiac fibroma. It was so rare that doctors in the...
  • TRUMP SIGNALS TO IRANIAN PEOPLE WE WILL SUPPORT THEIR UPRISING (Hannity)

    07/16/2018 6:23:42 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 28 replies
    Hannity ^ | 7/16/18 | Hannity
    Hannity
  • The heatwave is uncovering new ancient archaeological sites in the UK and Ireland

    07/16/2018 5:47:36 PM PDT · by edwinland · 27 replies
    Lonely Planet News ^ | Andrea Smith
    The recent heatwave in the UK and Ireland has uncovered ancient archaeological sites that, in some cases, have never been seen before. One such discovery is a henge, or circular enclosure, located 1km from the famous Irish megalithic passage tomb, Newgrange. The henge was discovered by historian Anthony Murphy of Mythical Ireland, who was flying his drone over the Boyne Valley when he spotted a circular shape in the field. It is estimated that this henge was built some 5000 years ago. ... snip ... These new discoveries include a Roman fortlet near Magor, which emerged in ripening crops, and...
  • Delingpole: The Meghan Effect – ‘Woke’ Younger Royals Snub Donald Trump

    07/16/2018 2:23:38 PM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/16/2018 | James Delingpole
    The Prince of Wales, Prince William, and the younger royals all deliberately snubbed President Donald J. Trump on his visit to the UK, the Sunday Times reports. I blame the Meghan effect. Of course we can’t hold the arrival into the Royal household of a pretty actress who used to be in Suits wholly responsible for this outbreak of crass, thick, petulant behaviour: as we know, the Prince of Wales is more than capable of that without much prompting; and in Will’s case, the acorn doesn’t look as if it has fallen too far from the tree. Still, I’m blaming...
  • Trump and the queen: The Press ridicules Trump for "Lack of Etiquette"

    07/16/2018 10:06:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/16/2018 | Russ McSwain
    It remains interesting that much of the ridicule aimed at Trump involves things that liberals do as well. Case in point from the Huffington Post: The royal family adheres to a strict code of etiquette and behavior. So when the ever-boisterous President Donald Trump met with Queen Elizabeth II for tea at Windsor Castle on Friday, many expected him to serve up some awkward interactions. Of course, Trump did not disappoint. My goodness – Trump was rude to the queen?  Our leaders should respect the customs and protocols of other nations just as we expect them to respect ours.  What on earth...
  • UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet to replace Typhoon

    07/16/2018 7:22:07 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 25 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 16 Jul 2018 | Rob Davies
    A model of the Tempest jet fighter, unveiled by the defence secretary, Gavin Wiliamson, at the Farnborough airshow. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters The defence secretary, Gavin Williamson, has unveiled plans for a new RAF fighter jet, the Tempest, which will eventually replace the Eurofighter Typhoon. Speaking at the Farnborough airshow, Williamson unveiled a model of the sixth-generation fighter jet the Ministry of Defence (MoD) expects to emerge from its new combat air strategy, designed to maintain the UK’s status as a so-called “tier one” military power after Brexit. “This is a strategy to keep control of the air, both at...
  • Seized archive shows Iran nuke project was larger than thought, had foreign help

    07/16/2018 2:09:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 15 July 2018, 10:15 pm | TOI Staff
    The archive of Iranian nuclear documents seized by the Israeli Mossad from a Tehran warehouse in January shows that Iran’s program to build nuclear weapons “was almost certainly larger, more sophisticated and better organized” than was suspected, unnamed nuclear experts were quoted as saying in the New York Times on Sunday, after being shown selected documents from the haul by US reporters. One of the Iranian documents specifies plans to build a first “batch of five weapons” and discusses sites for possible underground nuclear tests, the Times reported, after one of its reporters was given limited access to the haul...
  • Trump in Europe — American and unbowed

    07/16/2018 6:04:26 AM PDT · by Twotone · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | July 15, 2018 | Jack Engelhard
    Later they kissed and made up. But before that, at that NATO summit in Brussels, President Trump let them know who’s boss. No more rolling over…and while he was respectful to the Queen, and contrary to the habits of his predecessor, he did not bow. He focused on Angela Merkel, since she represents them all. He schooled her for double-dealing – that pipeline to Russia that puts Germany at the mercy of Putin who can turn off the energy spigot any time he wants, and then who ya gonna call? The United States, of course, which will have to come...
  • Justine Greening: New Brexit referendum ‘is only way to end deadlock’

    07/15/2018 6:40:32 PM PDT · by Boomer · 30 replies
    The Times (UK) ^ | 7/15/2018 | Staff
    Theresa May’s hopes of winning support for her Brexit compromise have been dealt a huge blow as Justine Greening has become the first senior Conservative to support calls for a second referendum. The prime minister’s effort to keep Britain in parts of the single market is the “worst of both worlds” and will satisfy no one, the former education secretary says in an article for The Times.
  • Steve Bannon says: now is the moment for Boris Johnson

    07/15/2018 11:29:00 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 28 replies
    www.reuters.com ^ | /15/18 | Reuters staff
    Johnson, who led the main Brexit campaign in the 2016 referendum, resigned as foreign minister on Monday over May’s strategy which he said was killing the “Brexit dream” with self-doubt. “Theresa May has got a lot of great qualities – I am not sure if it is the right leader at the right time,” Bannon, Trump’s former strategist and a key player in his 2016 election campaign, was quoted by the Daily Telegraph as saying. May’s government was rattled by the departures of Johnson and her chief Brexit negotiator David Davis just days after she appeared to have gained the...