talks with Israel will continue for the full nine months as agreed with
Washington “regardless of what happens on the ground”, Palestinian
President Mahmoud Abbas told AFP on Sunday.
Ki-moon hopes a peace conference on Syria will be convened in around a
month’s time. “I am not able to announce at this time any date. Our
target is mid-December,”
Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) admitted that Democrats knew full well that
Americans would be booted from their health insurance plans as an effect
of Obamacare implementation. When asked whether Democrats were misled
by President Obama about whether Americans would be able to keep their
plans in the individual insurance market, Gillibrand answered: “He
should’ve just been specific. No, we all knew.”
“deeply naïve” premise that Iran would suddenly end its nuclear
activities in exchange for an easing of sanctions that have crippled its
economy for five years would make the “annihilation” of Jews possible.
“Iran is the world’s leading state sponsor of terror,” Stein said in The
American Spectator. “The Iranians in the recent past have pledged to
destroy the Jewish people in the Middle East.
a signal of the government’s intention to cut the number of chief
rabbis from two to one, the cabinet’s Ministerial Committee for
Legislation on Monday approved a private member bill that would end the
existence of separate Sephardi and Ashkenazi heads for the state
regional war, coupled with a closure of the Strait of Hormuz and a
series of terror attacks — the horror scenario commonly depicted by
Western powers if Israel were to launch a limited strike against Iran —
is highly unlikely, a former head of military intelligence wrote this
week in advance of a third round of nuclear talks between Iran and the
six world powers.
ISON’s recent outburst of activity has done more than simply brighten
the comet. Whatever exploded from the comet’s core also created a
spectacularly-long tail, more than 16 million kilometers from end to
unemployment rate has fallen to 7.3 percent, down from 10 percent four
years ago. Private businesses have added about 7.6 million positions
over the same period. But while recent numbers show that there are about
as many people unemployed for short periods as in 2007 — before the
crisis hit — they also show that long-term joblessness is up 213
working in a mountainous area of Marie Byrd Land in western Antarctica
detected a swarm of low-magnitude earthquakes in 2010 and 2011 similar
to those that can precede volcanic eruptions, according to a study
published online Sunday in Nature Geoscience. The area of activity lies
close to the youngest in a chain of volcanoes…
“Israel views France as a true friend. France, like Israel, aspires to a
stable, moderate Middle East in which the peoples live in peace with each
other, in security and mutual respect.
Once all the data were shaken out, it turns out that rumble in Chicago’s western suburbs last week WAS an earthquake.
Church of England is preparing for a debate at its ruling general synod
about how to create women bishops.
It is due to consider an accelerated programme for introducing women
bishops and the appointment of an independent arbitrator to resolve
The synod’s general secretary William Fittall has warned that failure
would have “very serious” consequences.
tornadoes have swept through the US Midwest, destroying buildings and
overturning vehicles in the states of Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky.
At least six people were killed, all in Illinois, and it is feared that
several hundred people may have been injured in the fast-moving storms.
EU’s “civilian” border mission in Libya is in fact training
paramilitary forces, amid a wider European and US effort to stop Libya
becoming a “failed state.”
According to an internal EU paper – a blueprint for the border mission,
Eubam Libya, dated 18 April and seen by EUobserver – its “main effort”
is to build up the “operational level” of Libya’s “Border Guards (BG)”
and “Naval Coast Guard (NCG).”
Mossad is working with Saudi officials on contingency plans for a
potential attack on Iran in the event that Tehran’s nuclear program is
not sufficiently curbed in the deal that may be concluded between Iran
and world powers in Geneva this week, The Sunday Times reported.
…According to the Times, Riyadh has already given its consent for
Israel to use Saudi airspace for a potential attack on Iran.
is a truth that should be acknowledged by the United States and all
democratic countries that a nuclear Iran will mean the destruction of
the State of Israel and a threat to the rest of the world. No doubt it
is a desirable principle to attempt to reconcile national differences by
negotiation. But not all agreements are worth the price paid.
bomb attack on a Syrian government building near Damascus has killed 31
people, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Four generals were among the dead, the activist group said.
The explosives are thought to have been placed in the basement, meaning
opposition fighters were able to breach security to get into the
at Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear plant have begun removing fuel
rods from a storage pond at the Unit 4 reactor building.
The delicate operation is seen as a necessary step in stabilising the
It will take more over two days to remove the first 22 fuel rod
assemblies, plant operator Tepco says.
of refugees are fleeing border towns in central Syria where a
high-stakes battle is raging, crossing desolate hills to reach safety in
neighboring Lebanon, witnesses and the U.N. said on Sunday.
and its US ally have hit a troubled patch in their close relationship,
caused by differences over Iran’s nuclear plans and peace with the
strong jobs market report last week started the chatter again that the
Federal Reserve would start to reduce the pace of its quantitative
easing program. Some have said the Fed will reduce the amount of its
asset purchases as early as December, while others are saying the
quantitative easing will start to diminish by March 2014.
I have a different opinion: I believe the Federal Reserve can’t stop
quantitative easing, because the market has become so dependent on it.
If the Fed does go ahead with a pullback on money printing, the
consequences will not be pleasant.