to a National Geographic survey, 77 percent of all Americans “believe
there are signs that aliens have visited Earth”, and according to a
recent Harris poll only 68 percent of all Americans believe that Jesus
is God or the Son of God. That means that the number of Americans that
believe that UFOs have visited us is now greater than the number of
Americans that believe what the Bible has to say about Jesus Christ.
need to build a United States of Europe with the Commission as
government and two chambers – the European Parliament and a “Senate” of
Lieberman, the hawkish Israeli foreign minister widely regarded as a
major obstacle to peace with the Palestinians, has urged his country to
accept the deal currently being brokered by Washington as the best offer
it will ever receive.
In a change of direction likely to shock the jaded Middle Eastern
diplomatic scene, Mr Lieberman said that John Kerry, the US Secretary of
State, deserved praise and thanks for his efforts to bring the Israelis
and Palestinians together.
all that’s going on the Middle East – the Iranian nuclear buildup, the
violence in Iraq, the shaking of Erdoğan’s rule in Turkey, civil war in
Syria, Egypt and Yemen in melt-down mode, Libya unraveling, Tunisia in
political crisis – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has one main thing
on his mind, and that’s a Palestinian-Israeli accord. Unbelievably, he
is paying a twelfth visit to the region on Jan. 13 to pursue this goal.
about the potential military consequences of a surge of high tech
innovation in China and other nations, the Pentagon is creating a
program to track and analyze emerging technology research and patents,
military records and interviews show. China has long been considered a
threat to U.S. manufacturing because of its low wages and huge
population, but now the nation is seeing a boom in innovation as well.
Patents for new technologies in China have taken off, and a graph
showing the rise in new patents looks like a “hockey stick,” said
Patrick Thomas, a principal and director of analytics for 1790
Pays $600 Million for Manpulating Interest Rates … But Big Banks Are
Manipulating EVERY Market to the Tune of Trillions of Dollars
Bank of Scotland Group Plc was ordered to pay $50 million by a federal
judge in Connecticut over claims that it rigged the London interbank
offered rate. RBS Securities Japan Ltd. in April pleaded guilty to wire
fraudas part of a settlement of more than $600 million with U.S and
U.K. regulators over Libor manipulation, according to court filings.
U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in New Haventoday sentenced the
Tokyo-based unit of RBS, Britain’s biggest publicly owned lender, to pay
the agreed-upon fine, according to a Justice Department Justice
Global investigations into banks’ attempts to manipulate the benchmarks
for profit have led to fines and settlements for lenders including RBS,
Barclays Plc, UBS AG and Rabobank Groep.
Ministry of Housing and Construction announced Friday that it had
approved tenders for 1,400 new housing units in the West Bank and East
earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale jolted the Iran’s Kish
Island, Southern Iran today morning, IRNA News Agency reported on Jan.
The tremor occurred at 11:42 local time and its epicenter was located in
an area 53.91 degrees longitude and 26.96 degrees latitude and at a
depth of 10 kilometres underground, according to the report of
seismography center affiliated to Tehran University Geophysics
shallow, 5.1 earthquake in Cuba is suspected to be the cause of shaking
reported across Southwest Florida this afternoon. The National
Earthquake Center said any aftershocks that occur will likely be in the
2.0 to 3.0 range, and that we should not feel them in Southwest Florida.
and astronomy may not overlap often, but a new NASA X-ray image
captures a celestial object that resembles the “Hand of God.”
The cosmic “hand of God” photo was produced when a star exploded and
ejected an enormous cloud of material, which NASA’s Nuclear
Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, glimpsed in high-energy
X-rays, shown in blue in the photo.
the US is stricken by freezing cold, Australia is suffering a record
heat with temperatures approaching 50C (122F) in some parts of the
country and leaving thousands of animals dead.
sunspot AR1944 has not unleashed a significant flare in more than 48
hours. The growing quiet could be the calm between storms. AR1944 has an
unstable ‘beta-gamma-delta’ magnetic field that harbors energy for
Ways and Means Committee Chair Dave Camp (R) and top Senate Finance
Committee members Max Baucus (D) and Orrin Hatch (R) on Thursday
unveiled the Trade Priorities Act of 2014 that would require a simple
up-or-down vote on major trade deals without the opportunity to offer
amendments to pertinent bills.
around Aleppo in western Syria to small areas of Falluja in central
Iraq, al Qaeda now controls territory that stretches more than 400 miles
across the heart of the Middle East, according to English and Arab
language news accounts as well as accounts on jihadist websites.
Indeed, al Qaeda appears to control more territory in the Arab world
than it has done at any time in its history.
volcanoes can erupt without an external trigger such as an earthquake,
and may be more likely than previously believed, say scientists.
According to a study published in Nature Geo-science, the difference
between super volcanoes like Yellowstone and Lake Taupo and conventional
volcanoes is how they erupt.
director of the Wellcome Trust has warned that resistance of disease to
antibiotics has reached a tipping point at which it could creep into
the UK almost without notice.
Prof Jeremy Farrar said the effects would be gradual and would be seen
not just in resistant new infections but in everyday medical practice
and the treatment of everything from diabetes to minor wounds at risk of
temperatures across a large swath of the United States this week
followed by warmer conditions could aid the spread of a fatal pig
disease now in 22 states, affecting hundreds of thousands of pigs, a
swine veterinarian said on Thursday.
“The virus likes cold, wet and cloudy days,” said Rodney Baker, a swine
veterinarian at Iowa State University at Ames, Iowa, the top pork
producing state in the United States.
US has described new Chinese rules on fishing access to disputed areas
of the South China Sea as “provocative and potentially dangerous”.
Regulations approved by Hainan province requiring foreign fishing
vessels to ask for permission to enter its waters took effect on 1
China claims a U-shaped swathe of the South China Sea, which it puts
under the authority of Hainan province.
army in South Sudan has told all civilians to leave the city of Bentiu,
saying it is about to recapture the oil hub from rebel forces.
Military spokesman Philip Aguer told the BBC government forces were on
the edge of the city, with only a bridge separating them from the
“recent escalation” in the Gaza Strip aims to sabotage Palestinian
reconciliation efforts, Islamic Jihad leader Ahmad Mudallal told Ma’an
Earlier on Thursday, Palestinian terrorists fired mortar shells at IDF
soldiers on the border between Israel southern Gaza. In response, the
Israel Air Force struck the cell that fired into Israel.