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Wall Street bankers make triumphant return to Saudi Arabia just in time for mass beheadings

Global finance leaders, who boycotted the Saudi investment summit last year over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, have returned to Riyadh despite the beheadings of dozens of people this week. Big investors, particularly from Wall Street, joined panels at the two-day financial forum which began on Wednesday in Riyadh. Larry Fink, CEO of US investment corporation BlackRock, told the conference that his company had bought some of Saudi state-owned oil giant Aramco’s bonds and was looking for other “opportunities” in the kingdom. Global finance leaders, who boycotted the Saudi investment summit last year over the murder of journalist Jamal…

PepsiCo sues 4 Indian farmers for $150,000 each for ‘infringing its rights’ by growing the potato variety used in its Lays chips

Just days after multi-billion dollar conglomerate PepsiCo sued four Gujarati farmers, asking them to pay ₹1.05 crore each as damages for ‘infringing its rights’ by growing the potato variety used in its Lays chips, farmers groups have launched a campaign calling for government intervention. The case is coming up for hearing in an Ahmedabad court on Friday. Warning that the case could set a precedent for other crops, farmers groups are pointing out that the law allows them to grow and sell any variety of crop or even seed as long as they don’t sell branded seed of registered varieties.…

New One Dollar Canadian Coin Features Two Men Kissing

Canada has unveiled a new one dollar commemorative coin that features two men kissing. The Royal Canadian Mint said the new coin represented “a key milestone for lesbian, gay, transgender, queer and two-spirited people.” Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau insisted that progress in terms of ‘LGBTQ2’ rights was not complete. “They recognize, as we should all recognize, that we are not at the end of this path,” he said. “We have much more to do.” The Royal Canadian Mint has unveiled a new commemorative loonie meant to celebrate "50 years of progress for LGBTQ2 Canadians."Read more: https://t.co/pRxKCWfEll pic.twitter.com/GucQ3ydzM7 — CTV…

Next Stop On The War Train – Iran, Venezuela Or North Korea?

If you learn one rule about how governments function today, it should be that political leaders are usually puppets and the real decision makers are almost never out in the open. The questions is, how does one know for certain that this is the case with a specific leader? His rhetoric might be compelling, he probably knows every buzzword to spark your interest, and he might even throw you some legislative scraps from the political table every once in a while to make you think that he’s going to follow through on his campaign promises, but does he actually believe…

Hail apocalypse: 13 killed and over 100 injured as hailstorm ravages three villages in Uganda

13 people have been killed and 100 others have been injured following a heavy rain and hail storm in Buyende district, Uganda. The unusual weather ravaged the villages of Kabugudo, Nabweyo, and Nakabembe between 8:00 pm and 10:30pm on Sunday, April 21, 2019. Most of the deceased were swept away by floods into nearby swamps where they drowned. The storm swept away 300 homes and residents have found refuge at Kidera health centre IV. Survivors were transferred either to Kidera health centre IV or Kamuli general hospital respectively. A victim explains she decided to lock herself in her house. However,…

As US Government Strangles Iran’s Economy, Google ‘Suffocates’ Iranian Media

The recent shutdown of PressTV and HispanTV’s YouTube and Gmail accounts are more examples of the continued effort by the US government to silence Iranian media outlets, Alex Rubinstein, a journalist for MintPress News, told Sputnik. “I think that this is part of a larger trend of cracking down on Iranian media,” Rubinstein told Radio Sputnik’s By Any Means Necessary on Wednesday. “Just as this was happening, the United States was saying that we want to bring down Iranian oil exports to zero. Well, it seems like they’re also trying to bring down Iranian expression down to zero through these kinds of moves.” “It’s a message which both strangles their economy and also…

VIDEO: Masked, heavily armed men escort migrants across AZ border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection released video over the weekend showing the “escalation of tactics” used to smuggle illegal immigrants into the country, which now apparently involves heavily armed security. #USBP cameras capture armed men escorting Central American mother and son across the U.S./Mexico border in #Arizona @CBP video available here: https://t.co/xyD26HRlVj pic.twitter.com/dvI3c4ddO6 — CBP Arizona (@CBPArizona) April 23, 2019 “U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Ajo station apprehended a woman and her eight-year-old son after witnessing armed subjects escort the pair into the United States, west of Lukeville, Arizona, Saturday night,” the CBP reports. “Border Patrol cameras observed…

Why US & Saudi Arabia fear Iran-Pakistan cooperation

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to Tehran has been marred by two recent deadly attacks. Despite an apparent willingness to cooperate, there remains many outside players who will push for this alliance to fail. Someone clearly hates the idea of peaceful dialogue between Iran and Pakistan. Whether a coincidence or not, the timing of an attack in Pakistan within barely a day or two of a planned visit to Iran’s capital by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is certainly perfect timing for those who view an increasing relationship between the two nations through negative terms. The attack in question…

Saudi Arabia beheads 37 people, mostly from Shia minority, puts body on display

Riyadh has drawn outrage from human rights advocates after it put to death 37 people and displayed a mutilated body of one of them on a pole. The execution was carried out after “sham trials,” Amnesty International said. The ultra-conservative kingdom on Tuesday beheaded 37 of its citizens in its biggest mass execution in three years and first of that scale since Mohammed bin Salman became the heir apparent to the throne in June 2017. AP reported, citing Saudi dissident Ali Al-Ahmed, that at least 34 of those who were executed were members of the country’s Shia minority. According to…

Student slated to attend Western Michigan University beheaded in Saudi Arabia

A Saudi Arabian man who was arrested as a teenager as he was getting ready to fly to America to begin his studies at Western Michigan University was beheaded by the government Tuesday, according to a report from an official press agency. Mujtaba al-Sweikat was 17 when he was detained at King Fahd International Airport in 2012. Earlier that year, Al-Sweikat allegedly attended a pro-democracy rally in the midst of the Arab Spring, which led to his arrest. He was intending to visit Western Michigan, where he had been accepted as a student, the university confirmed to the Free Press in 2017. More…

Gold worth billions smuggled out of Africa

Billions of dollars’ worth of gold is being smuggled out of Africa every year through the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East – a gateway to markets in Europe, the United States and beyond – a Reuters analysis has found. Customs data shows that the UAE imported $15.1 billion worth of gold from Africa in 2016, more than any other country and up from $1.3 billion in 2006. The total weight was 446 tonnes, in varying degrees of purity – up from 67 tonnes in 2006. Much of the gold was not recorded in the exports of African states.…

Israel Loves Trump So Much, They Are Planning to Name a Town After Him

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Tuesday that he plans to honor President Donald Trump by naming a town after him. Netanyahu wants to thank Trump for recognizing the Golan Heights as Israel’s territory by naming a town in the disputed lands after the president, according to NBC News. “I’m here on the beautiful Golan Heights,” Netanyahu said. “All Israelis were deeply moved when President Trump made his historic decision to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. “Therefore, after the Passover holiday, I intend to bring to the government a resolution calling for a new community on the…

Independent Media Journalist Allegedly Targeted by Chemical Weapons in Mexico

The Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has refused to investigate allegations that chemical weapons have been used to attack an American in Latin America.  Janet Phelan is a journalist and author who fled the US following the cover-up of the murder of her mother, Dr. Amalie Phelan.  Her book EXILE detailing the impetus of this murder, a book that names names and points to a deeply embedded and covert racial agenda within the US government, was published in 2014.  At that point she says she began to experience considerable chemical weapons assaults in several countries in Latin America, as…

Colombia to Ban Private Gold Sales?

Colombia’s new proposal for fighting the organized crime elements that are behind illegal mining in Colombia is fraught with peril. According to the Attorney General of Colombia, Néstor Humberto Martínez, to combat this scourge, Colombia’s Banco de la República should have a monopoly on the purchase and sale of gold. In a document sent to the Minister of Finance, Alberto Carrasquilla, Martinez expressed the need for the Colombian central bank to once again enjoy a monopoly on the purchase and sale of gold in order to prevent the precious metal from being traded on the black market. “As I have…

Liberals Attack Christians After Churches Bombed: ‘Don’t Send Your Prayers’ – MSM Shows Their True Colors & Downplays ‘Radical Islamic Terrorism’ In Sri Lanka

Nearly 300 people were brutally murdered and another 500 injured on Ressurection Day/Easter in Sri Lanka when radical Islamic extremist suicide bombers attacked churches and luxury hotels. WSJ reports that Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne spoke to reporters and told them all the bombers identified so far were Sri Lankan citizens.  Sri Lankan officials believe a group of “Islamic militants,” National Thowheed Jamath, was behind the attack, though no group has publicly claimed credit.  Authorities took 24 people into custody in connection with the bombings, making arrests in several locations in and near the capital, Colombo, where the bombings were focused. Police said…

Above the law: Canada Revenue Agency writes off $133M owed by one taxpayer, agency refuses to identify person or corporation getting writeoff

As the April 30 deadline approaches for filing income tax returns, there’s word of an unusually large tax writeoff by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Sometime in the first six months of 2018, the agency wrote off more than $133 million in taxes owed by one taxpayer. It’s not clear whether the recipient of the writeoff was a person or a corporation. The amount was for unspecified excise taxes or excise duties; the CRA has offered no further details. The massive writeoff is cited in a Sept. 14, 2018 internal CRA memo to explain a big jump in the total tax…

Alleged Sri Lanka Suicide Bomber: “Anyone Who Disagrees With Muslims Should be Killed”

One of the alleged suicide bombers responsible for the terror in Sri Lanka previously made a video in which he stated “anyone who disagrees with Muslims should be killed.” Imam Mohamad Tawhidi posted a video of Islamic extremist Zahran Hashim uttering the statement, which was made in front of a backdrop showing a knife and blood. We spend hours exposing extremists every day. This video & its background went unnoticed due to language barriers. If he was exposed & brought to the attention of the authorities, he could’ve been stopped.#SriLanka terrorist: “Anyone who disagrees with Muslims should be killed” pic.twitter.com/CVyybRPd3Y…

Hillary, Obama, Bernie Avoid Saying “Christian” Or “Churches” In Sri Lanka Statements

While President Trump and several other notable leaders offer their condolences and help to Sri Lanka, democrat politicians in America go out of their way to avoid saying the words “Christian” and “churches” in their statements. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama both refer to Christians as “Easter worshippers.” The attacks on tourists and Easter worshippers in Sri Lanka are an attack on humanity. On a day devoted to love, redemption, and renewal, we pray for the victims and stand with the people of Sri Lanka. — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 21, 2019 Hillary goes out of her way to refer…

Your cell phone is spreading Ebola, a deadly outbreak in Congo has become a global emergency because of a raging conflict over valuable minerals

Last week, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), declined to declare the ongoing outbreak of Ebola a global emergency. His decision came on the advice of an expert scientific panel; it was dubious nevertheless. Whatever the world chooses to call it, the disease is now on the edge of catastrophe that requires an urgent response. The most urgent of all is also among the least direct. It doesn’t involve Ebola at all but rather the inside of our cell phones. As of April 13, the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has sickened…

China to construct a next-generation 100-km collider that will dwarf CERN’s Large Hadron Collider to study ‘God particle’, the Higgs boson

The Higgs boson, aka “God particle”, is the ultimate frontier in particle physics. The significance of the elementary particle and its properties is that it is able to be examined using existing knowledge and experimental technology as a means to confirm and study the entire Higgs field theory. In layman’s terms, different subatomic particles are responsible for giving matter different properties. One of the most mysterious and important properties is mass: some particles like protons and neutrons have mass, while others, like photons, do not. The Higgs boson is believed to be the particle which gives mass to matter, according…

🚨 Suicide bombers kill more than 156 people and hurt 400 in ‘targeted attack on Christians’ on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka

At least 156 people are dead in an Easter Sunday terrorist attack targeting Christians in Sri Lanka after eight explosions ripped through high-end hotels and churches as suspected suicide bombers blew themselves up.  The initial six explosions injured as many as 500 people, including Japanese and British citizens, and 35 foreigners – from the UK, US, Netherlands and Portugal – are among the dead, sources say. Reports now indicate a seventh explosion in the southern Colombo suburb of Dehiwala – which killed two people – and an eighth in the northern suburb of Orugodawatta, which killed three police officers during a…

Massive resurgence of cholera to hit Yemen

Oxfam has warned that war-torn Yemen risks a “massive resurgence” of cholera, with around 195,000 suspected cases of the disease recorded so far this year. “Fears that the world’s worst cholera outbreak could be set for a massive resurgence are growing,” the relief organisation said Thursday. It said aid agencies were struggling to reach suspected cases. In a statement, Oxfam pointed to “fighting and restraints on access, including checkpoints and permit requirements imposed by the warring parties”, and warned the coming rainy season was likely to accelerate the spread of the disease. The water-borne bacterial infection has claimed more than…

The Destruction Of The Roman Catholic Notre Dame Cathedral In France Is An Excellent Illustration Of Revelation 18

The Roman Catholic Bishop of Paris, Maurice de Sully, ordered the construction of Notre Dame in 1160. He deemed the church that already stood in the location unworthy of the prestige of his position. I was travelling for business on the day that Roman Catholic Notre Dame building in Paris was burning, and my week got pretty busy and I never got around to doing a story on it. But that turned out to be a good thing because it gave me time to reflect a little on much of the symbolism attached to Notre Dame. Contrary to all the…

Parents facing fines of up to $3000 for not vaccinating their children

Authorities in the United States have issued the first ever fines for parents refusing to vaccinate their children amid a measles outbreak. There have been 329 cases of the disease in New York since the outbreak began last October, though it is unclear how many cases are current, reports ABC News. The city’s health department announced that the three non-vaccinated people failed to comply with the Commissioner’s Emergency Order mandating measles vaccination. The department reports that 44 additional cases were added since last week’s emergency order. They’re now facing fines of $1,000 ($1400 AUD). To stop the spread of the…

American Wars Are off the Charts Under Donald Trump

Here’s a statement it might be hard to disagree with: American war is off the charts. Still, I’d like to explain — but I’m nervous about doing so. I know perfectly well that the next word I plan to write will send most of you tumbling elsewhere in a universe in which “news” is the latest grotesque mass shooting; the craziest tweet from you-know-who; celebrities marching into court over college-admissions scandals; or even a boy, missing for years, who suddenly turns up only to morph into a 23-year-old impostor with a criminal record. How can America’s wars in distant lands compete with that? Which…

So Much for the Anti-War President

As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump promised to put some reasonable limitations on how the United States conducted its post-9/11 wars across the Middle East. “The legacy of the Obama-Clinton interventions will be weakness, confusion and disarray, a mess,” he said in April 2016, during his first major speech about foreign policy. “We’ve made the Middle East more unstable and chaotic than ever before.” Since taking office, Trump’s track record has been decidedly mixed. He launched missiles into Syria. He ordered American troops home from Syria. He then reversed himself and sorta-kinda agreed to keep them there for a while longer.…

WHITE HOUSE INSIDER: War with Iran planned by Trump, to occur in the Fall of 2019

President Donald Trump and his inner circle are planning an extensive invasion of Iran, according to a source working in the White House. The plan involves a ground invasion and the use of tactical nuclear weapons, in a campaign planned for the Fall of 2019. Iran will be “wiped off the map” according to the source, and the war effort is expected to cost “two and half times the Iraq War.”  The war will be promoted by the news media and Trump will go right along with it, after an “expected False Flag pinned on Iran, probably something involving the…

China Has Not Wasted a Single Penny on War…

Former President Jimmy Carter told a church congregation this weekend that he had spoken with President Donald Trump about China on Saturday, and said the commander in chief was worried that Beijing had outpaced its global rivals. According to Emma Hurt, a reporter for NPR affiliate WABE, Carter spoke of the call during his regular Sunday School lesson at Maranatha Baptist Church in his hometown of Plains, Georgia. Carter, 94, said Trump was worried that “China is getting ahead of us,” and suggested the president was right to be concerned. He told the congregation that Trump feared China’s growing economic…

Trump’s veto over Yemen is a scandalous abuse of presidential power… The US could have distanced itself from a murderous war. Instead, Trump’s unholy alliance with the Saudis continues

Expected or not, Donald Trump’s veto of a bipartisan Congressional resolution to end US military involvement in Saudi Arabia’s murderous war in Yemen is an outrage. It will prolong the unspeakable suffering of millions of Yemeni civilians, the blameless victims of Riyadh’s vicious proxy war with Iran and its Houthi allies. Yet Trump’s uncaring arrogance also threatens the US itself. It is further proof that the constitution’s famous checks and balances are just not working, and that, post-Mueller, this unworthy president is raging dangerously out of control. Trump ’s stated reasons for the veto ranged from specious to risible. He…

Fact: US has been at war throughout most of its history

The United States has been perpetually at conflict with other nations throughout most of its history, following the expansionist tradition of past empires, says an American political analyst in Virginia. “We had the War of 1812, the Mexican war, the Civil War, the wars with various Native American nations (tribes), the Spanish–American War, the two world wars, the wars in Korea and Vietnam, Iraq twice, Afghanistan, just to name some of the major ones,” said Keith Preston, chief editor of AttacktheSystem.com. “We also have to consider all of the different wars that the United States has played an indirect role in…

After Riots, Denmark Obstructs Quran-Burning, Doubles Penalties in Ghettos

At least 23 people were arrested following unrest which swept the immigrant-heavy district of Nørrebro after an anti-immigrant rally that featured what was perceived as a desecration of the Quran. This triggered a debate on the limitations of policing and freedom of speech. After parts of the Danish capital turned into a battlefield, Copenhagen Police have banned right-wing demonstrations as a “threat to public safety” and established temporary double punishment zones, the Danish Jyllands-Posten newspaper reported. Copenhagen Police have confirmed that an object resembling a hand grenade was found at the Blågård Plads square in Copenhagen’s Nørrebro district, which earlier became an arena for violent immigrant riots following right-wing protests.…

1,600-Year-Old Coin found in northern Israel

A rare 1,600-year-old coin featuring the effigy of Byzantine emperor Theodosius II was recently discovered by four teens in the the mountainous region of Galilee in northern Israel. According an Israel Antiquities Authority press release published Tuesday, the coin was stumbled upon by four ninth-graders, Ido Kadosh, Ofir Sigal, Dotan Miller and Harel Grin, while they were trekking by the Zippori stream in Galilee, adjacent to the Sanhedrin trail, back in February. The 70-kilometer-long Sanhedrin trail passes through Galilee from Beit She’arim National Park to Tiberias on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee, as well as through a temple compound where Torah scholars held court in ancient times. The students showed the…