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Spiral Of Provocations In Korean Crisis Must Stop - Lavrov: Sputnik News


Macron Announces Plans Of Military Action In Libya: Sputnik News


Feds eye anti-Trump FBI agent over shady moves in Hillary emailprobe: New York Post


US Continues Arms, Heavy Vehicle Shipments To SDF: Sputnik News


Russia To Significantly Reduce Military Presence In Syria: Sputnik News


Tells Putin - Syria Was Saved Thanks To Russia: Sputnik News


The Nationalists Delusion:


Israel To Continue Attacking Syria At Will - Netanyahu: Sputnik News


Putin - US Attack On Russian Media Is Attack On Free Speech : Sputnik News


Trump Hits Kim With Extraordinarily Personal Insults: The Independent

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Immigration and Demographics



MSM Declares Family Racist For Flying Confederate Flag: The Daily Mail


A Two-State Solution For Europe?: Zero Hedge


War On Christmas - Washington DC Metro Bans
All Christmas Ads, Causes Great Anger:
Sputnik News


DACA state of play: Time is running short: CNN


Race Differences in Rates of Venereal Disease: American Renaissance
Black men AT LEAST eight times more likely to have STDs as white men.

DNA Testing Companies Like 23andme Admit Adding Fake African Ancestry To White Profiles In Order To Screw With Racists: Squawker


African Americans make up 14.6% of Class of 2021: Harvard University
"Blacks real smart even though slavery 'n sh*t hold us back."

Affirmative Action Battle Has a New Focus: Asian-Americans: The New York Times


Justice Dept. investigating Harvard over affirmative action policies: CNN


Phily Man Beaten Into A Coma By 2 Black Thugs: The Daily Mail

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Elections and Politics



Sanders Again Tells Trump To Quit Over Harassment Claims : Sputnik News


Alabama Supreme Court blocks order to preserve digital voting records: Tech Crunch


'We will not be silenced:' Palos Township meeting unravels after activists confront controversial trustee : The Chicago Tribune


Sen. Gillibrand: President Trump Should "Immediately Resign" Over Sex Abuse Claims: RealClearPolitics


Gillibrand calls on Trump to resign: CNN


Haley on Trump accusers: We


Roy Moore Accuser Says She Added Notes to Yearbook Message: NBC News (San Diego affiliate)


The man trying to beat Putin: CBS News (60 Minutes)


Pence Again Denies Plotting Coup vs Trump : The Daily Mail


Mueller Reassigned Top FBI Agent From Russia Witch

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Other News



Trump Dubs US MSM A Failure Setting Twitter Ablaze: Sputnik News


CNN In Hot Water Over Erroneous Trump-WikiLeaks Story: Sputnik News


CNN In Hot Water Over Erroneous Trump-WikiLeaks Story: Sputnik News


Five Richest Counties In US Are All DC Suburbs: Sputnik News


Trump to send astronauts back to the moon -- and eventually Mars: CNN


How Free Speech Lost in Charlottesville: Wall Street Journal
This report condemns Charlottesville authorities for failing to to keep violent Antifa and Black Lives Matters radicals from attacking the rally participates, who had a lawful permit.

Christopher Cantwell Released on Bond: NBC News (WVIR, Charlottesville Affiliate)


Suicide bomber strikes New York City at rush hour: New York Post


White nationalist Chris Cantwell is granted bond in Albemarle: Richmond Times Dispatch


Surprise: Feinstein Blasts Trump's Decision on Jerusalem...Which She Voted For Multiple Times: Town Hall

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From the Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Trump administration concerned about bill that would add West Bank settlements to Jerusalem

Maale Adumim

A view of a portion of the West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim. (Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A senior Trump administration official criticized a bill that would add several West Bank settlements to Jerusalem’s municipal boundaries hours after a committee vote on the bill was postponed.

The Greater Jerusalem Bill would increase the city’s Jewish population by about 100,000, by including four large Jewish settlements — Ma’ale Adumim, Beitar Illit, Efrat and Givat Zeev, as well as the Gush Etzion bloc. The bill stops short of actually annexing the settlements to Israel, however. The bill also would remove some 100,000 Palestinians living in neighborhoods outside the security barrier the city’s census and place them under a new municipality.

The Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Sunday delayed a vote on the legislation due to American pressure, according to reports. It would have been the first government vote on the bill.


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From PressTV

Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:32AM
Lebanese President Michel Aoun
Lebanese President Michel Aoun

Lebanese President Michel Aoun has stressed Iran’s significant role in the Middle East, saying the Islamic Republic is a regional power and part of the solution to the region’s woes.

Speaking at a meeting with the managing editors and chief editors of Lebanese TV stations on Monday, President Aoun emphasized that Iran played an influential role in helping resolve regional crises, referring to the Islamic Republic’s participation in the peace talks for Syria in the Kazakh capital Astana as well as in Switzerland's Geneva.

“Iran is present and has its influence in the Middle East and it must be taken into account,” he said.

The president also stressed that Iran has “no ambitions in Lebanon.”

Elsewhere in his remarks, Aoun said Lebanon is “a country that wants peace with all within the principles of mutual rights and interests,” but added that the country would defend itself against aggression.

Defending Hezbollah’s possession of weapons


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From PressTV

Mon Oct 30, 2017 08:15AM
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Photo by AFP)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Photo by AFP)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel will talk to the United States before moving ahead with a controversial bill to annex settlements built on the Palestinian land in  Jerusalem al-Quds.

Israel delayed a ministerial vote on the proposed bill on Sunday without explanation but an official told the daily Haaretz that the bill's current version "invites international pressure and involves difficult legal issues."   

“We are in touch with the Americans,” Netanyahu said during a cabinet meeting, explaining that the US administration had asked Israel for clarifications about the so-called “Greater Jerusalem bill.”

“The Americans turned to us and inquired what the bill was about. As we have been coordinating with them until now, it is worth talking and coordinating with them. We are working to promote and develop the settlement enterprise,” he said.

If passed, the legislation would annex all the Palestinian territories in the three major mega-settlements of Maale Adumim, Givat Zeev and Gush Etzion, which together house around 150,000 Israelis.

It would add the Israelis who live there to the population of Jerusalem al-Quds, making them “sub-municipalities” of the occupied city and downgrading the status of three Arab neighborhoods beyond Israel’s separation wall.


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From PressTV

Sat Oct 28, 2017 02:07PM
Qatar's former Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim
Qatar's former Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim
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Qatar's former prime minister has revealed how the United States coordinated support by Doha, Riyadh and Ankara for terrorists operating against the Syrian government over the past years of conflict in the Arab country.

Hamad bin Jassim admitted in an interview on October 26 with Qatari national broadcaster that his country, a tiny state to the south of the Persian Gulf, was part of a group of four countries that delivered weapons and funds to the terrorists in Syria.

Hamad said Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey sent their weapons for militant groups in Syria via the US military forces in the region.

“Anything [weapons] that was sent [to Syria] would go through Turkey and was coordinated with the US, and the distribution of anything was via US forces,” the former Qatari premier said.

Hamad said the four countries only supported those armed groups designated as the moderate Syrian opposition in the West but outlawed by the Syrian government. He admitted that many of the weapons had found their way into the hands of al-Nusra Front, a group allied to al-Qaeda. Hamad rejected similar claims about supporting Daesh, the main Takfiri terrorist group operating in Syria.

'Saudis now want Assad in power'


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From PressTV

Thu Oct 26, 2017 06:38PM
Smoke is seen following an airstrike on the western front line of the Syrian city of Raqqah on July 17, 2017.
Smoke is seen following an airstrike on the western front line of the Syrian city of Raqqah on July 17, 2017.

The US-led coalition has acknowledged that another 51 civilians were killed during its airstrikes against purported positions of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group across Iraq and Syria, bringing the total toll from the raids to at least 786.   

The coalition said in a statement on Thursday that during September, it assessed 127 reports and that the 51 additional deaths occurred in 16 incidents going back as far as February.

Independent monitors have time and again challenged such reports and revealed that the US-led military campaign has significantly inflicted more civilian casualties. According to the Airwars, a UK-based non-profit monitoring group, at least 5,637 civilians have been killed by coalition strikes.

The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has recently said that a total of 42,234 documented airstrikes in the country resulted in a minimum estimate of some 7,000 civilian deaths by the US-led coalition between 2014 and 2017.

The US-led coalition has been conducting airstrikes against what are said to be Daesh targets inside Syria since September 2014 without any authorization from the Damascus government or a UN mandate. Such air raids began in Iraq in August of the same year.

The airstrikes, however, have on many occasions resulted in civilian casualties and failed to fulfill their declared aim of countering terrorism.


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From the Jewish Telegraphic Agency

IDF blows up Gaza terror tunnel, killing at least 7

A previously discovered underground tunnel built by Hamas militants from the Gaza Strip into Israel, Aug. 4, 2014. (Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israel Defense Forces blew up a terrorist tunnel that stretched from Khan Younis in Gaza to Israel.

The tunnel, which ended in Israel near the border with Gaza, is believed to have been dug after the 2014 Gaza war.

At least seven Gazan Palestinians were killed and another 11 injured in the controlled explosion, according to reports citing the Gaza Health Ministry.


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From the Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Jared Kushner visits Saudi Arabia to advance Israeli-Palestinian peace

Jared Kushner

Jared Kushner leaving the West Wing of the White House, Oct. 17, 2017. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, traveled to Saudi Arabia last week without announcement in a bid to advance Israeli-Palestinian peace.

“The Senior Advisor to the President, the Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy, and the Special Representative for International Negotiations recently returned from Saudi Arabia,” a senior administration official said Sunday in an email to JTA, referring to, respectively, Kushner, Dina Powell and Jason Greenblatt.

“The Senior Advisor has also been in frequent contact with officials from Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Saudi Arabia,” the official said.


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From PressTV

Tue Oct 31, 2017 02:39PM
Iraqi and Turkish soldiers wave flags at the Habur border gate between Turkey and Iraq in this still image taken from video on October 31, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)
Iraqi and Turkish soldiers wave flags at the Habur border gate between Turkey and Iraq in this still image taken from video on October 31, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildrim says Iraqi army forces have taken control of a key border crossing with Turkey in the Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region after weeks of tensions between Baghdad government and Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) over last month’s non-binding independence referendum.

Speaking at the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s parliamentary group meeting in Ankara on Tuesday, Yildirim said Turkish officials will remain in control of the Habur border gate on the Turkish side of the border, while Iraqi authorities will be in the control of the Ibrahim Khalil gate on the Iraqi side from now on.

The Turkish prime minister noted that “There was no problem during the handover,” adding that transportation will continue on the current route.

“Those who take advantage of the route will be eliminated. Step-by-step checks and illegitimate taxes across the border will be removed,” he said.

The new practice will enable Ankara and Baghdad to boost bilateral trade, Yildirim stated.

Yildirim went on to say that Turkey and Iraq will open another border gate in the near future, as part of a route that would lead to the city of Tal Afar, located 63 kilometers west of Mosul and home to a predominantly ethnic Turkmen population.

A military convoy leaves the border compound at the Habur border gate between Turkey and Iraq in this still image taken from video on October 31, 2017. (Photo by Reuters)

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From PressTV

Sun Oct 29, 2017 02:09PM
Iraqi forces gather at their camp on the front line in the northwestern town of Fishkhabur, near the borders with Syria and Turkey, on October 28, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
Iraqi forces gather at their camp on the front line in the northwestern town of Fishkhabur, near the borders with Syria and Turkey, on October 28, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Iraqi government forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have launched a second round of negotiations in a bid to resolve a conflict about the control of border crossings in the country’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region two days after the two sides reached an agreement to stop fighting.

“The second round of talks about deploying federal troops in the disputed areas has started,” the state-run al-Iraqiya television network reported on Sunday. The report did not provide any further details.

Iraqi forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters held the first round of talks on Friday and Saturday.

On Friday, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered a 24-hour suspension to military operations against Kurdish forces.

Abadi said the talks are meant to pave the way for the peaceful deployment of Iraqi troops at the border crossings of Kurdistan region.

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters load an artillery at the Altun Kubri checkpoint, located 40 kilometers from Kirkuk, on October 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Tensions are simmering between Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the Baghdad government in the wake of last month’s Kurdish independence referendum and a dire "threat of civil war" there.


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From the Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Why hundreds of Brazilian immigrants are flocking to this Israeli suburb

A picnic at Ra’anana Park celebrating the first anniversary of the Kehila Yalla Chaverim group, Oct. 20, 2017. (Samuel Gabbay)

RA’ANANA, Israel (JTA) – This small, quiet town with an easy commute to Tel Aviv may not have Rio’s breathtaking landscapes and beaches. It also lacks the culture and nightlife that makes Sao Paulo famous.

And yet, sleepy Ra’anana — despite its tendency to almost completely shut down for Shabbat — has quickly become the primary destination among the Brazilians who are moving to Israel. Some 220 Brazilian families reside in this town of approximately 80,000 people, and it is now the the first choice among the 1,800 Brazilians who have started the aliyah process with the Jewish Agency for Israel, an organization that assists the Israeli government with immigration and absorption.

Today, from synagogues to schoolyards, the influx of Brazilians is palpable throughout Ra’anana. “You can hear Portuguese on every corner here,” said Oshra Sharvit, the director of the local ulpan, the state-subsidized school where new immigrants can learn Hebrew. Sharvit estimates that about one-fourth of her school’s students are from Brazil.

“Ra’anana has been labeled the chosen city by Brazilians,” Sandro Maghidman, a Brazilian immigrant who has lived in Ra’anana since 2012, told JTA.


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From the Jewish Telegraphic Agency

White supremacist rally in Tennessee met by larger counterprotest

Counter-protesters demonstrating against a White Lives Matter rally in Murfreesboro, Tenn., Oct. 28, 2017. (Joe Buglewicz/Getty Images)

(JTA) — About 100 white supremacists and neo-Nazis gathered in a central Tennessee town for a “White Lives Matter” rally.

It was the largest gathering of white supremacists since the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August, which left one counterprotester dead.

The rally in Shelbyville, Tennessee Saturday morning was met by hundreds of counterprotesters, and by a large police presence.


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From PressTV

Tue Oct 24, 2017 06:56PM
The aerial photo shows damaged buildings in the Syrian city of Raqqah on October 19, 2017 after the US-led coalition said they purged the city of Daesh terrorists. (AP photo)
The aerial photo shows damaged buildings in the Syrian city of Raqqah on October 19, 2017 after the US-led coalition said they purged the city of Daesh terrorists. (AP photo)

The Syrian Foreign Ministry has called on the UN Security Council to take immediate measures to put an end to the atrocities of the US-led coalition against the people in the country.

In two letters to the UN Secretary General and Chairman of the Security Council, the Ministry condemned the Monday airstrike by the US-led coalition on al-Qussour neighborhood in Dayr al-Zawr city, which claimed the lives of 14 civilians and injured over 40 others.

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The attack reveals the “suspicious” and “subversive” role of the US-led coalition in Syria, as the bloc was aware of the presence of the large number of civilians in the district after the Syrian army evacuated Daesh Takfiri terrorists from the area, the letters pointed out.

The Syrian Foreign Ministry slammed the “frantic” efforts by the US-led coalition to hinder the advance of the Syrian Arab Army and its allies following their victories against Daesh terrorists, particularly in Dayr al-Zawr.

The US-led coalition has been conducting airstrikes against what are said to be Daesh targets inside Syria since September 2014 without any authorization from the Damascus government or a UN mandate.


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