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Netanyahu Rebuffs a Challenge From Within, Despite Graft Charges

The embattled Israeli prime minister staved off a Likud party leadership challenge, a victory that is likely to perpetuate Israel’s political deadlock. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel easily brushed off a challenge for the leadership of the conservative Likud party early Friday, a crucial victory for Israel’s longest-serving leader but one that may only […]

Pope warns of ‘rigidity’ in living out Christian faith

Pope Francis warned Saturday that “rigidity” in living out the Christian faith is creating a “minefield” of hatred and misunderstanding in a world where Christianity is increasingly irrelevant. Francis called for Vatican bureaucrats to instead embrace change during his annual Christmas greetings to the cardinals, bishops and priests who work in the Holy See. Francis’ […]

Pompeo rebukes China and Russia for vetoing UN aid to Syria

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo harshly criticized a veto by Russia and China of a United Nations security council resolution that would allow humanitarian aid to reach Syrian rebels, calling the action “shameful.” “Russia and China, who have chosen to make a political statement by opposing this resolution, you have blood on your hands,” […]

Netanyahu: ICC makes Jewish rights to biblical Israel a war crime

Israel plans to push back against the “absurd” decision by the International Criminal Court: to turn the right of Jews to live in biblical Israel into a war crime, while ignoring the human rights abuses of countries like Iran, Syria and Turkey, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the cabinet at the start of its weekly […]

Autonomous Vehicles Will Soon Create A Privacy Nightmare For Everyone In View Of Traffic

You’re driving down the interstate singing a mediocre-at-best rendition of Jewel’s “Who Will Save Your Soul” when a vehicle merges into your lane, right into the side of your car. Tires squeal, your windows break, and before you know what happened, the other car hits the accelerator and disappears into traffic. Right in front of […]

Backdoor Army: No EU ‘Military’ Yet, But Armed ‘Civilian Troops’ in ‘European Uniform’

The European Union (EU) may be expediting its plans for a centralised army with a massive expansion of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex), according to the agency’s chief. “We don’t have a military army, but we will have, let’s say, civilian troops wearing a European uniform. And for certain functions carrying weapons,” said […]

U.S. Officials Bracing for Imminent North Korea Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Test

Military and intelligence officials are nervously keeping close tabs on activity in North Korea as they prepare for what many experts believe will be a major missile test in the near future. That test could very well be of an intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach U.S. shores. And for now, all officials are able […]

Pipeline wars: US targets Russian pipeline as Mediterranean tensions grow

Germany lashed out at new US sanctions on a Russian pipeline called Nord Stream 2 which is being built from Russia to Germany. US President Donald Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which triggers sanctions against Nord Stream 2. “Germany can’t have more than 50 thousand GREAT U.S. soldiers on their soil and […]

Your Location Data Isn’t as Anonymous as You Think

We all know that our phones and apps keep tabs on our locations—and it feels like most of us have come to terms with the fact that way too much of this data makes it into the hands of companies that want to advertise to us. The problem? No one really thinks about how that […]

Trump’s impeachment trial in Senate likely to be more partisan than Bill Clinton’s was in 1999

A generation has passed since the last presidential impeachment trial in the Senate, though in political terms, it may seem like a lifetime. President Donald Trump’s trial on two articles of impeachment is likely to begin next month, almost 21 years to the day after President Bill Clinton’s trial on two articles of impeachment. Within a matter of […]