Friday, October 21, 2016
NORTH KOREA TESTS 2ND MISSLE IN A WEEK-BOTH FAIL-BUT US WARNS NORTH KOREA WE CAN DESTROY ALL NORTH KOREA IF USE DO NOT LAY OFF THE TESTS.
25 And there shall be signs in the sun,(HEATING UP-SOLAR ECLIPSES) and in the moon,(MAN ON MOON-LUNAR ECLIPSES) and in the stars;(ASTEROIDS ETC) and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity;(MASS CONFUSION) the sea and the waves roaring;(FIERCE WINDS)
26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear,(TORNADOES,HURRICANES,STORMS) and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth:(DESTRUCTION) for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.(FROM QUAKES,NUKES ETC)
THE FIRST JUDGEMENT OF THE EARTH STARTED WITH WATER-IT ONLY MAKES SENSE THE LAST GENERATION WILL BE HAVING FLOODING
6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.
7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,
9 There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
GOD PROMISED BY A RAINBOW-THE EARTH WOULD NEVER BE DESTROYED TOTALLY WITH A FLOOD AGAIN.BUT FLOODIING IS A SIGN OF JUDGEMENT.
Over 90,000 people flee as Typhoon Haima slams northern Philippines-[By Erik De Castro]-October 20, 2016-YAHOONEWS
PAGUDPUD, PHILIPPINES (Reuters) - Super Typhoon Haima, the strongest storm to hit the Philippines in three years, ripped through major rice growing regions, damaging crops and houses, and forced more than 90,000 people to flee to safer ground, officials said on Thursday.There were no immediate reports of casualties from Haima which hit the northern Philippines late on Wednesday with destructive 225 kmh (140 mph) winds and heavy rain."We have received several reports of roofs that were ripped off because of strong winds," said Mina Marasigan, spokeswoman at the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council."Power lines have been cut off and mobile phone signals were intermittent."Haima, the 12th typhoon to hit the Philippines this year, comes just days after Typhoon Sarika also slammed into the northern provinces, damaging 3 billion pesos ($63 million) worth of crops.Haima hit the country's major rice-growing provinces such as Cagayan, Isabela and Ilocos provinces, which were due to produce about 3.8 million tonnes of unmilled rice in the December quarter, or half of the projected national output, based on a government forecast.Some rice fields were inundated and roads were not passable because of fallen electric posts and trees and floods.Authorities said they had begun crop damage assessments.Isabela's Governor Faustino Dy III advised people in his province to stay indoors, including those displaced families who sought shelter in evacuation centres, as the local government started clearing the roads of debris.Storm warning signals were lifted in some areas, including Metro Manila, where schools were shut.Haima on Thursday weakened as it moved away from the Philippines and over the South China Sea. It is expected to reach China by Friday.An average of 20 typhoons hit the Southeast Asian nation every year. Super Typhoon Haiyan struck the central Philippines in 2013, killing at least 6,000 people.(Writing by Enrico dela Cruz; Editing by Michael Perry)
23 Thus he said, The fourth beast (EU,REVIVED ROME) shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth,(7TH WORLD EMPIRE) which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.(TRADING BLOCKS-10 WORLD REGIONS/TRADE BLOCS)
24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings(10 NATIONS-10 WORLD DIVISION WORLD GOVERNMENT) that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.(EITHER THE EUROPEAN UNION DICTATOR BOOTS 3 COUNTRIES FROM THE EU OR THE DICTATOR TAKES OVER THE WORLD ECONOMY BY CONTROLLING 3 WORLD TRADE BLOCS)
1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.
Scotland plans independence vote before Brexit By Eric Maurice-OCT 20,16-EUOBSERVER
BRUSSELS, Today, 13:08-Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has presented a bill proposing that a referendum on Scotland's independence be held before the UK pulls out of the EU."A draft bill giving Scotland the ability to reconsider the question of independence before the UK leaves the EU has been published for consultation," a government statement said on Thursday (20 October).The question of the referendum will be: "Should Scotland be an independent country?"The government will decide later whether to table the bill in the Scottish parliament, depending on the progress of talks between London and Edinburgh, and between the UK and EU.“My priority is clear – we will do everything we can to protect Scotland’s interests," Sturgeon said in the statement.“The damage to jobs and Scotland’s economy that will be caused by Brexit – especially a hard Brexit - is now plain to see," she said, adding that her government "will continue to work UK wide to seek to avert a hard Brexit"."If we find that our interests cannot be properly or fully protected within a UK context then independence must be one of the options open to us and the Scottish people must have the right to consider it," she added.Sturgeon announced last week at the conference of her Scottish National Party (SNP) that she would present the bill.She took the decision after British prime minister Theresa May implicitly accused her party and government of being "divisive nationalists" trying to "undermine" and "drive apart" the UK.The referendum bill will be open to a public consultation until 11 January 2017.
EU and Wallonia still stuck on Canada accord By Eszter Zalan-EUOBSERVER
BRUSSELS, 20. Oct, 20:28-[Updated at 23.55 on 20 October] The Walloon government rejected on Thursday evening (20 October) a compromise proposed by the EU to overcome the Belgian region's opposition to the Canada-EU free trade deal, Ceta.An extraordinary meeting of EU ambassadors on the sidelines of the EU summit in Brussels discussed a European Commission proposal to revise a declaration that is added to the deal as an answer to Wallonia's concerns.According to a source, the diplomats raised no objection at first sight to the text, an 8-page document that clarifies the trade deal and is now called joint interpretative instrument, to strenghten its legal value.But Wallonia's leader Paul Magnette said later said the changes were not sufficent. The region's parliament will meet on Friday morning to discuss the situation.The Walloons are also planning to negotiate directly with the Canadians."For Canadians, as opposite to the EU's position, there is still room for negotiations, and I will meet the [Canadian trade] minister and negotiator tomorrow [Friday] to discuss with them where it is still possible to find margins and make evolve the texts that were submitted to us on Thursday," Magnette said.The new version of the interpretative document now includes safeguards on the right to regulate privacy and data protection, some amendments about labour rights, general services, public procurement, and on social security and insurance.The revised document also introduce guarantees against excessive Canadian agriculture imports and deals with concerns about the investor protection court system.The changes were made based on two rounds of negotiations between Wallonia and the EU commission.The Walloon leader, Paul Magnette, who has been hailed as a hero by anti-Ceta campaigners, had met EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem on Wednesday.The commission said the talks were "constructive" and a new version of the declaration was sent to Magnette on Friday afternoon.EU leaders are also expected to discuss the Ceta agreement on Friday in Brussels."Work will continue overnight," another EU source said, and EU ambassadors are ready to meet when necessary.All 28 member states have to agree before the EU can formally sign Ceta at a summit with the Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau in Brussels next week.The Belgian federal government needs the consent of its regional entities, which Wallonia has so far refused to give.Trade will top the summit's agenda on Friday, and EU officials hope to have convinced Wallonia by then. One of the source said that Canada wanted to know on Saturday at the latest whether the summit planned next week would actually take place.Another negotiation is also going on between Canada on one side and Romania and Bulgaria on the other side to overcome a second obstacle.Romania and Bulgaria want guarantees from Canada that visa requirement will be lifted after Ceta is signed."We are waiting for Canada to give the two countries what they need" to endorse the deal, one of the sources said. The solution could be a timetable for a progressive lifting of visa for Romanian and Bulgarian citizens.
Trump's 'rigged' election rhetoric strikes chord with some Canadian immigrants-[The Canadian Press]-October 20, 2016-YAHOONEWS
Donald Trump's suggestion he may challenge the results of the upcoming U.S. presidential election is striking a chord with some Canadians who know just what can happen when the outcome of a political race isn't accepted by the losing parties.Trump has stunned observers by saying he'll challenge the results of the Nov. 8 election if there's a "questionable result," though he has teasingly promised to embrace the outcome if he wins.The Republican presidential nominee said Thursday he was reserving his right to "contest or file a legal challenge" if he loses. That came after he suggested in Wednesday's presidential debate that he might not accept the results of what he has repeatedly alleged is a "rigged" election.For Genc Tirana, Trump's words brought back memories of living in Albania, a small country in eastern Europe that spent decades under communist rule."It is surprising because we don't expect there to be a rigged system in the United States. In our mind, the United States has the best democracy in the world," said Tirana, who immigrated to Canada about 15 years ago.Albania held its first free and democratic elections in 1991, but the handover of power in one of Europe's poorest countries has since been often marred by violence and political unrest, with losing parties refusing to accept defeat.The fallout from such events, Tirana said, was very real."When this happened back home it was a collapse, at least for that moment," said the Toronto resident. "When the party didn't accept the election, they didn't go to parliament at all. They didn't fill the seats. The seats were empty....It can affect the political and economic life for sure."Having lived through those years of political turmoil in his native country, Tirana says he finds finds Trump's rhetoric unsettling."People like us, coming to North America, expect democracy in the United States. We don't expect people to denounce the election," he said.Tirana likely isn't alone in his reaction."Anybody who has come from a society where elections are fraught or unfair...for those people who are in Canada, I think the whole thing just brings back some horrible memories of a system that was completely flawed and led to permanent instability," said Robert Austin, an associate professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.Austin, who is a specialist on East Central and Southeastern Europe, said Trump's comments on potentially not accepting the election results immediately reminded him of his days as a journalist in the Balkans where "elections had no losers.""They had only the winner and the guy who said the elections had been rigged," he recalled. "It also meant that politicians had extraordinary longevity because if you never really lost an election you didn't have to quit and move on."Problematic elections and political behaviour in countries with emerging democracies, however, are different from Trump questioning the integrity of the long-standing U.S. election system, Austin said. "There's no tradition in the United States of one single candidate announcing ahead of time that the election is rigged, without providing any facts either," he said. "The United States has very strong institutions, so his comment is really unfortunate because it throws doubt on institutions and that's the real danger."Not accepting the outcome of an election can lead to "tremendous instability," Austin said, and also lead to the emergence of those who constantly argue the election was stolen."This appeals to militants, the real hardline supporters of Trump," said Austin. "Most ordinary people who vote will say 'Look this is nonsense.' But the real diehard militants in this 'Make America Great Again' campaign, they'll be impacted by that."Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press
WORLD POWERS IN THE LAST DAYS (END OF AGE OF GRACE NOT THE WORLD)
EUROPEAN UNION-KING OF WEST-DAN 9:26-27,DAN 7:23-24,DAN 11:40,REV 13:1-10
EGYPT-KING OF THE SOUTH-DAN 11:40
RUSSIA-KING OF THE NORTH-EZEK 38:1-2,EZEK 39:1-3
CHINA-KING OF THE EAST-DAN 11:44,REV 9:16,18
VATICAN-RELIGIOUS LEADER-REV 13:11-18,REV 17:4-5,9,18
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.
11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her,(HAGAR) Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael;(FATHER OF THE ARAB/MUSLIMS) because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
12 And he (ISHMAEL-FATHER OF THE ARAB-MUSLIMS) will be a wild (DONKEY-JACKASS) man;(ISLAM IS A FAKE AND DANGEROUS SEX FOR MURDER CULT) his hand will be against every man,(ISLAM HATES EVERYONE) and every man's hand against him;(PROTECTING THEMSELVES FROM BEING BEHEADED) and he (ISHMAEL ARAB/MUSLIM) shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.(LITERAL-THE ARABS LIVE WITH THEIR BRETHERN JEWS)
12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer,(SATAN) son of the morning!(HEBREW-CRECENT MOON-ISLAM) how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14 I (SATAN HAS EYE TROUBLES) will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.(AND 1/3RD OF THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN FELL WITH SATAN AND BECAME DEMONS)
2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.(ISLAM MURDERS IN THE NAME OF MOON GOD ALLAH OF ISLAM)
Libya forces free five foreign captives from Islamic State in Sirte, official says-[Reuters]-October 20, 2016-YAHOONEWS
SIRTE, Libya (Reuters) - Libyan pro-government forces have freed five foreign nationals held by Islamic State in Sirte after heavy fighting to capture the final district of the city, a local official said on Thursday.Two of the freed foreigners were from Turkey, two from India and one from Bangladesh, said Rida Issa, a spokesman for the Bonyan Marsous forces which have been battling for six months against Islamic State in Sirte.It was not clear when or where the five where captured, but Islamic State has attacked oilfields and kidnapped foreign workers over the last two years, taking advantage of chaos and infighting among Libya's rival factions to gain territory.(Reporting by Ismail Zitouni in Sirte; Ahmed Elumami in Tripoli; Writing by Patrick Markey; Editing by Louise Ireland)
Mosul fighting forces 5,640 Iraqis to flee their homes - IOM-[Reuters]-October 20, 2016-YAHOONEWS
GENEVA (Reuters) - The fighting around the Iraqi city of Mosul has forced 5,640 people to flee their homes in the last three days, the International Organization for Migration said on Thursday, most of them in the last 24 hours.The U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said people were also fleeing to the east from the west of the city after heavy air strikes and shelling in the west.Nine hundred families from Mosul district, or about 5,400 people, had been taken to a reception centre in the village of Al-Hood in Qayyarah, UNHCR said.Another 240 people from Hamdaniyah district, east of Mosul, had been transferred to the Debaga reception centre, it said.(Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Louise Ireland)
Syrian army says will 'bring down' any Turkish war planes in its air space-[Reuters]-October 20, 2016-YAHOONEWS
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian military said on Thursday that it would bring down any Turkish war planes entering Syrian air space, a response to air strikes carried out by Turkey overnight in northern Syria."Any attempt to once again breach Syrian airspace by Turkish war planes will be dealt with and they will be brought down by all means available," the Syrian army general command said in a statement.Turkish air strikes hit a group of Kurdish fighters allied to U.S.-backed militia late on Wednesday, which the Syrian statement called an act of "blatant aggression".Northern Syria is an increasingly complex battlefield and Wednesday's air strikes highlighted the conflicting agendas of NATO members Turkey and the United States.Turkey supports rebels opposed to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and is also trying to push Islamic State away from Syria's Turkish border.At the same time, the United States has backed Kurdish-led forces in their own fight against Islamic State, infuriating Ankara, which sees the YPG as an extension of Kurdish PKK militants who have waged a three-decade insurgency in southeastern Turkey.(Reporting by Lisa Barrington; Editing by Louise Ireland)
Nearly 500 dead, food running out in Aleppo: UN chief-[AFP]-October 20, 2016-YAHOONEWS
United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The Russian and Syrian bombing raids in Aleppo have had horrific results with nearly 500 dead, while food rations are expected to run out by the end of the month, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday.The air strikes on rebel-held eastern Aleppo since the Syrian government offensive was launched on September 22 have been the most intense of the five-year war, Ban told a special meeting of the General Assembly."The results have been horrific", he said.Nearly 500 people have been killed and about 2,000 injured. More than a quarter of all deaths are children.No UN aid convoy has entered Aleppo since July 7 and food rations will run out by the end of October, Ban warned, saying hunger was being used as a weapon of war.The meeting at the General Assembly was called by 72 countries led by Canada to try to break the deadlock after the Security Council failed to take action to end the bombings and revive peace efforts.Two resolutions were defeated during a stormy council session earlier this month, one of which was vetoed by Russia, which is backing the Syrian regime in its war against opposition fighters and jihadists.Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said he was "puzzled" by the statements at the meeting because they failed to mention the urgent need to combat terrorism in Syria.Churkin said Ban and others had not pronounced "a single word to talk about terrorist organizations, as if the disaster in Syria was like the hurricane that hit Haiti."- US, Russia clash -Russia has long maintained that it is supporting the regime of President Bashar al-Assad in a war against the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists, both designated as terror organizations by the United Nations.US Ambassador Samantha Power shot back."Let us be real: terrorists are not the ones dropping bunker-busting bombs on hospitals and civilian homes in eastern Aleppo, nor are they besieging civilians there," she said."The Assad regime and Russia are."Canada's Foreign Minister Stephane Dion called for a formal emergency session of the General Assembly to discuss urgent measures that could be taken by the 193 UN member-states."We need to act and to act now," he said.It remained unclear what concrete action the assembly -- whose resolutions are non-binding -- could take to address the humanitarian crisis in Syria.The gathering was seen by some diplomats as an attempt to turn up the pressure on Russia and Syria to halt the bombing of Aleppo.Russia this week declared a humanitarian pause in the assault on eastern Aleppo, where more than 250,000 civilians have been trapped, under near-continuous siege since July.
Europe's mood hardens on Russia sanctions despite pause in Aleppo bombings-[By Robin Emmott and Jan Strupczewski]-October 20, 2016-YAHOONEWS
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders condemned Russia on Thursday for its bombing of civilians in Syria's besieged city of Aleppo and Britain, France and Germany backed a push to consider sanctions against Moscow if the atrocities continue.Arriving in Brussels after late-night talks on Wednesday in Berlin with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, French President Francois Hollande said he was seeking maximum diplomatic pressure on Russia to prolong a cessation of bombings in Aleppo that have targeted hospitals and civilians."All the options are open as long as the truce is not respected and as long as there is a will to crush a city," Hollande said of Aleppo, where some 275,000 people are trapped and hundreds of people have been killed since a ceasefire agreed by Moscow and Washington broke down.Russia has told the United Nations it will stop bombing eastern Aleppo for 11 hours a day for four days, an announcement that EU officials speculated was timed to coincide with the EU summit in Brussels and as momentum was building to impose more crippling sanctions on the Kremlin.EU leaders were initially reluctant to put more Russians under travel bans and asset freezes as part of European efforts to force Moscow to consider a peace settlement for Syria, the main source of migrants fleeing war and heading to Europe.But Britain and France continued to push for the option, and a senior EU lawmaker close to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, David McAllister, told Reuters that while the EU had limited leverage over Russia "we can still impose new sanctions or increase existing sanctions."A draft of the leaders' final statement condemned Russia's role in the conflict and threatened new sanctions."The European Council strongly condemns the attacks by the Syrian regime and its allies, notably Russia, on civilians in Aleppo," the draft conclusions, seen by Reuters, read."Those responsible for breaches of international humanitarian law and human rights law must be held accountable. The EU is considering all options, including further restrictive measures targeting individuals and entities supporting the regime, should the current atrocities continue."The wording, which explicitly does not name Russia in the threat of more punitive measures, was designed to secure the backing of Moscow's allies in Europe, including Cyprus, Hungary, Italy and Greece, according to diplomats."It will be uncomfortable for the countries that are most friendly with the Russians," said a French diplomat.In a sign of the European anger at the Russian-backed campaign, Merkel denounced the air strikes on Aleppo as "completely inhuman."-RUSSIAN WARSHIPS-As the EU met to discuss their options over dinner, a fleet of Russian warships carrying fighter bombers made its way along Europe's western coast towards Syria.It is a naval operation that NATO believes is likely to intensify the assault on Aleppo, despite the Russian ceasefire pledge.NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said he was seriously concerned about the fleet, which includes Russia's only aircraft carrier. "This may be used to increase attacks on Aleppo ... to increase human suffering," Stoltenberg told reporters.The four-way meeting in Berlin on Wednesday night, which also included Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko, was focused on ending the violence in eastern Ukraine. Later Merkel, Hollande and Putin had a discussion on Syria which lasted a little over an hour.Separately, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte told reporters in Brussels that he was not optimistic of reaching a deal over a partnership agreement between the European Union and Ukraine, which was rejected by Dutch voters in a referendum in April.Western efforts to pull the former Soviet nation out of Moscow's grasp with the free-trade deal have been complicated by the Dutch vote."A solution here would need a majority in the Dutch parliament," he said.(This story corrects paragraph 18 to show Rutte was speaking in Brussels)(Additional reporting by Robert-Jan Bartunek, Francesco Guarascio, Noah Barkin, Alastair Macdonald, Philip Bleninsop)
Yemen missile launch, Saudi-led air strike strain truce-[Reuters]-October 20, 2016-YAHOONEWS
SANAA/ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - A 72-hour truce in Yemen came under pressure on Thursday when missiles fired from Yemen killed two civilians in Saudi Arabia, the United States said, while a Saudi-led coalition launched air strikes that Iran-allied Houthi fighters said killed three people.Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies have been embroiled in a conflict in Yemen since March 2015, fighting on behalf of an exiled Yemeni government against the Houthi group, which controls the capital Sanaa.A U.N.-brokered ceasefire took effect late on Wednesday, raising hopes of an end to a war that has devastated the Arab world's poorest country and left it on the verge of famine.That brought Sanaa its first night without air strikes in nearly three months, and the truce was generally holding across the Arabian Peninsula state, residents and officials said.However, rockets were fired by the Houthi group at Jazan and Najran in Saudi Arabia, the Saudi-led military coalition said in a statement. It said that "43 violations were committed along the border ... in which snipers and various weapons were used, including missiles."In Washington, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made a plea for the Houthis to respect the ceasefire after he met with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir. Kerry said a rocket attack from Houthi territory killed two Saudi civilians, though it was not immediately clear where the deaths occurred."It is essential that the Houthis, who have said they will support this ceasefire, live by it," Kerry told reporters."So any such breaches of this put at risk the entire possibility of getting back to talks," Kerry added, saying the ceasefire needed to be given time to take hold.Kerry said Saudi Arabia "has a right to be free from missiles being launched from Yemen" and he called on the Houthis to draw back their troops and missiles.The Houthis said they had launched attacks on Saudi military camps across the border over the past two days and that a coalition air strike on Thursday killed three civilians in northern Saada province.In the southern city of Zinjibar, al-Qaeda militants ambushed a checkpoint and killed five soldiers and injured several others, a local official told Reuters - a sign of how the war has spiraled out of control.Coalition aircraft had bombed Sanaa every night since Aug. 7, residents said, starting after peace talks with the Houthis and forces loyal to ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh broke down.Several previous ceasefires have failed to pave the way for an end to the conflict, although they have significantly slowed fighting in a war that has killed at least 10,000 people.(Reporting by Mohammed Ghobari in SANAA and Mohammed Mukashaf in ADEN; Additional reporting by Arshad Mohammed in WASHINGTON; Writing by Tom Finn and Katie Paul; Editing by Richard Balmforth and Will Dunham)
PROOF HALF ON EARTH DIE DURING THE 7 YR TRIBULATION PERIOD (8 BILLION ON EARTH)
REVELATION 6:7-8 (8 BILLION- 2 BILLION = 6 BILLION)
7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse:(CHLORES GREEN) and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth,(2 BILLION) to kill with sword,(WEAPONS) and with hunger,(FAMINE) and with death,(INCURABLE DISEASES) and with the beasts of the earth.(ANIMAL TO HUMAN DISEASE).
REVELATION 9:15,18 (6 BILLION - 2 BILLION = 4 BILLION)
15 And the four(DEMONIC WAR) angels were loosed,
18 By these three was the third part of men killed,(2 BILLION) by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.(NUCLEAR ATOMIC BOMBS)
HALF OF EARTHS POPULATION DIE DURING THE 7 YR TRIBULATION.(THESE VERSES ARE JUDGEMENT SCRIPTURES NOT RAPTURE SCRIPTURES)
LUKE 17:34-37 (8 TOTAL BILLION - 4 BILLION DEAD IN TRIB = 4 BILLION TO JESUS KINGDOM) (HALF DIE DURING THE 7 YR TRIBULATION PERIOD JUST LIKE THE BIBLE SAYS)(GOD DOES NOT LIE)(AND NOTICE MOST DIE IN WAR AND DISEASES-NOT COMETS-ASTEROIDS-QUAKES OR TSUNAMIS)
34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken,(IN WW3 JUDGEMENT) and the other shall be left.(half earths population 4 billion die in the 7 yr trib)
35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken,(IN WW3 JUDGEMENT) and the other left.
36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken,(IN WW3 JUDGEMENT) and the other left.
37 And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.(Christians have new bodies,this is the people against Jerusalem during the 7 yr treaty)(Christians bodies are not being eaten by the birds).THESE ARE JUDGEMENT SCRIPTURES-NOT RAPTURE SCRIPTURES.BECAUSE NOT HALF OF PEOPLE ON EARTH ARE CHRISTIANS.AND THE CONTEXT IN LUKE 17 IS THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION OR 7 YR TREATY PERIOD.WHICH IS JUDGEMENT ON THE EARTH.NOT 50% RAPTURED TO HEAVEN.
MATTHEW 24:37-42 (THESE ARE JUDGEMENT SCRIPTURES-SURE NOT RAPTURE SCRIPTURES)
37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken,(IN WW3 JUDGEMENT) and the other left.
41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken,(IN WW3 JUDGEMENT) and the other left.
42 Watch therefore:(FOR THE LAST DAYS SIGNS HAPPENING) for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
N. Korea conducts another failed missile launch-[AFP]-Hwang Sung-Hee-October 20, 2016-YAHOONEWS
Seoul (AFP) - North Korea on Thursday conducted what appeared to be a failed test -- its second in a week -- of a powerful medium-range missile that experts warn could be deployed as early as next year.South Korean and US military monitors said the missile -- believed to be an intermediate-range Musudan -- exploded shortly after take-off at around 6:30 am Pyongyang time (2200 GMT Wednesday).The attempted launch came just hours before the start of the third US presidential debate -- a timely reminder of the challenge North Korea's fast-moving nuclear weapons programme will pose to the next occupant of the White House.It also followed a meeting in Washington between the US and South Korean defence and foreign ministers, at which US Secretary of State John Kerry stressed that any use of nuclear weapons by the North would be "met with an effective and overwhelming response".It was the second failed launch in less than a week of the Musudan, which has a theoretical range of anywhere between 2,500 and 4,000 kilometres (1,500 and 2,500 miles).The lower estimate covers the whole of South Korea and Japan, while the upper range would include US military bases on Guam.- US anger -The US and its two key Asian allies all condemned the latest launch as a clear violation of UN resolutions banning the North from using ballistic missile technology."Our commitment to the defence of our allies, including the Republic of Korea and Japan, in the face of these threats, is ironclad," said Pentagon spokesman Gary Ross.South Korean President Park Geun-Hye said the North was "blatantly threatening" the entire region, while her foreign ministry denounced Pyongyang's "manic obsession" with nuclear bombs and missile.The last Musudan test on Saturday was denounced by the UN Security Council, which is currently debating a fresh sanctions resolution against Pyongyang over its fifth nuclear test carried out last month-The missile has now been tested eight times this year -- but only once successfully.A Musudan launched in June flew 400 kilometres into the Sea of Japan (East Sea), and was hailed by leader Kim Jong-Un as proof of the North's ability to strike US bases across "the Pacific operation theatre".Despite the string of failures, some experts believe the missile is moving swiftly towards operational deployment.- Fast-track testing -According to John Schilling, an aerospace engineer specialising in rocket propulsion, the aggressive launch schedule, while multiplying the risk of failure, also increases the information gleaned from each test."If they continue at this rate, the Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile could enter operational service sometime next year -- much sooner than had previously been expected," Schilling wrote recently on the 38North website of the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University.North Korea has been hit by five sets of UN sanctions since it first tested a nuclear device in 2006.After Pyongyang carried out its fourth nuclear test in January, the Security Council adopted the toughest sanctions resolution to date, targeting North Korea's trade in minerals and tightening banking restrictions.The ongoing negotiations on the new sanctions measure are focused on closing loopholes and zeroing in on North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile technology industry, according to Security Council diplomats.
US warns of 'overwhelming' response if N.Korea uses nukes-[AFP]-Thomas Watkins, with Hwang Sung-Hee in Seoul-October 20, 2016-YAHOONEWS
Washington (AFP) - Pentagon chief Ashton Carter on Thursday again threatened an "overwhelming" response if North Korea uses a nuclear weapon, reflecting heightened tensions after Pyongyang conducted another missile test.Earlier in the day, North Korea had conducted a failed test -- its second in a week -- of a powerful medium-range missile that experts warn could be deployed as early as next year.South Korean and US military monitors said the missile -- believed to be an intermediate-range Musudan -- exploded shortly after take-off at around 6:30 am Pyongyang time (2200 GMT Wednesday).The attempted launch came just hours before the start of the third US presidential debate -- a timely reminder of the challenge North Korea's fast-moving nuclear weapons program will pose to the next occupant of the White House."We strongly condemn last night's attempt, which even in failing, violated several UN Security Council resolutions," Carter said at a joint press conference with his South Korean counterpart, Han Min-Koo.Carter went on to repeat a pledge he made alongside Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday, ahead of the most recent missile test."Make no mistake: Any attack on America or our allies will not only be defeated, but any use of nuclear weapons will be met with an overwhelming and effective response."The launches highlight the shortcomings of the Musudan, Han suggested, noting there was a "high possibility" North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un was at the site of the most recent launch."For political purposes, they're conducting these Musudan launches and through these failed tests, they've shown their limits," Han said according to translated remarks.It was the second failed launch in less than a week of the Musudan, which has a theoretical range of anywhere between 2,500 and 4,000 kilometers (1,500 and 2,500 miles).The lower estimate covers the whole of South Korea and Japan, while the upper range would include US military bases on Guam.- New sanctions -The US and its two key Asian allies all condemned the latest launch as a clear violation of UN resolutions banning the North from using ballistic missile technology.South Korean President Park Geun-Hye earlier said the North was "blatantly threatening" the entire region, while her foreign ministry denounced Pyongyang's "manic obsession" with nuclear bombs and missiles.The last Musudan test on Saturday was denounced by the UN Security Council, which is currently debating a fresh sanctions resolution against Pyongyang over its fifth nuclear test, carried out last month.The missile has now been tested eight times this year -- but only once successfully.A Musudan launched in June flew 250 miles (400 kilometers) into the Sea of Japan (East Sea), and was hailed by Kim as proof of the North's ability to strike US bases across "the Pacific operation theater."Despite the string of failures, some experts believe the missile is moving swiftly towards operational deployment.- Fast-track testing -According to John Schilling, an aerospace engineer specializing in rocket propulsion, the aggressive launch schedule, while multiplying the risk of failure, also increases the information gleaned from each test."If they continue at this rate, the Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile could enter operational service sometime next year -- much sooner than had previously been expected," Schilling wrote recently on the 38North website of the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University.North Korea has been hit by five sets of UN sanctions since it first tested a nuclear device in 2006.After Pyongyang carried out its fourth nuclear test in January, the Security Council adopted the toughest sanctions resolution to date, targeting North Korea's trade in minerals and tightening banking restrictions.The ongoing negotiations on the new sanctions measure are focused on closing loopholes and zeroing in on North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile technology industry, according to Security Council diplomats.The United States is set to deploy a missile-defense system to South Korea as soon as possible, despite opposition from China.Washington sees the US-built Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system as protection against North Korea's pursuit of missile and nuclear technology."Our missile defenses are necessary to protect our people. That's the purpose of THAAD and any other missile defenses that we develop or deploy together," Carter said.
Pentagon: A North Korean nuclear attack 'will be met with an overwhelming and effective response'-[Business Insider]-Amanda Macias-October 20, 2016-YAHOONEWS
WASHINGTON, DC — Hours after North Korea launched its second missile test in the past week, US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter met with South Korea's minister of defense, Han Min Koo, at the Pentagon on Thursday."As with previous tests we strongly condemn last night's attempt, which, even when failed, violated several UN Security Council resolutions, and affirm that this latest provocation only strengthens our resolve to work together with our Republic of Korea allies to maintain stability on the peninsula," Carter said in opening remarks.The Hermit Kingdom's latest test occurred on Wednesday at 5 p.m. CDT near the northwestern city of Kusŏng, according to a US Strategic Command statement. The presumed Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile failed upon launch.The Musudan missile is speculated to have a range of 1,500 to 2,400 miles, capable of targeting military installations in Guam and Japan, based on estimates from the Missile Defense Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.North Korea has tested Musudan missiles eight times this year. All launches except the sixth one, on June 22, were considered to be failures.Carter and Han described new opportunities for bilateral cooperation, specifically, bolstering maritime security to counter North Korea's submarine-based ballistic-missile launches."A submarine launch poses an especially grave threat since it could catch the United States and allies by surprise," Rebeccah Heinrichs, a fellow at the Hudson Institute specializing in nuclear deterrence and missile defense, told Business Insider in a previous interview.North Korea successfully launched a missile from a submarine in August with a range capable of striking parts of Japan and South Korea.Pyongyang first attempted a submarine-based missile launch last year, doing so again at the end of April of this year.Regarding the rogue regime's defiant nuclear tests, Han said the US commitment to ensure that an attack from the North would be met with failure had greatly strengthened the "Korean people's trust towards the United States.""Make no mistake: Any attack on America or our allies will not only be defeated, but any use of nuclear weapons will be met with an overwhelming and effective response," Carter said during the press conference, echoing his South Korean counterpart."The United States remains committed to defending our allies against any threat with the full spectrum of American military might. That's why we are adapting our force structure on the peninsula, most recently by agreeing as allies to deploy THAAD to defend against North Korean missile threats," Carter said.To counter North Korean threats, the US agreed to equip South Korea with America's most advanced and highly mobile missile-defense system, a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, battery.And while negotiations to deploy THAAD to the region have been ongoing since South Korean President Park Geun-hye's October 2015 visit to the White House, North Korea's fourth nuclear bomb test, on January 6, and long-range rocket launch, on February 7, proved to be catalysts for the deployment.China has argued that the North's missile tests had expanded and are poised to increase since Washington agreed to equip Seoul with the unique missile-defense system."China complains bitterly about the prospects of a THAAD radar in the neighborhood, but for such bitterness they have no one to blame but themselves for aiding and abetting Kim Jong Un's missile development," Thomas Karako, the director of the Missile Defense Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, told Business Insider.And while THAAD's deployment has China peeved, the Hudson Institute's Heinrichs said a layered ballistic-missile defense system among the US, South Korea, and Japan would "provide a deterrent verse North Korea and will be help absorb an initial missile attack, should deterrence fail.""Patriot is already deployed to South Korea and it handles the smaller, short-range missiles," Heinrichs said. "THAAD, once deployed, would complement Patriot by providing an upper tier defense."Commenting on the future deployment of THAAD, Carter said the missile-defense system was "necessary to protect our people.""Everyone can see that North Korea is determined to try to expand its missile threat to the peninsula, to the region, and to the United States This is a threat we need to stay a step ahead of and that's why we are making the deployments we are doing as an alliance, and that's why the alliance has taking the decision to deploy THAAD," Carter said.As of now, a THAAD battery is scheduled to be operational in South Korea by the end of 2017; however, Daniel Russel, the assistant secretary of state for East Asia, said the system would be deployed "as soon as possible," Reuters reports.
12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates;(WERE WW3 STARTS IN IRAQ OR SYRIA OR TURKEY) and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.
13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon,(SATAN) and out of the mouth of the beast,(WORLD DICTATOR) and out of the mouth of the false prophet.(FALSE POPE)
14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.(WERE 2 BILLION DIE FROM NUKE WAR)
15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.(ITS AT THIS TIME I BELIEVE WHEN AMERICA GETS NUKED BY RUSSIA ON THE WAY TO THE MIDEAST)
DANIEL 11:44 (2ND WAVE OF WW3)
44 But tidings out of the east(CHINA) and out of the north(RUSSIA, MUSLIMS WHATS LEFT FROM WAVE 1) shall trouble him:(EU DICTATOR IN ISRAEL) therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.( 1/3RD OF EARTHS POPULATION)
12 One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
13 And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God,
14 Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four(DEMONIC WAR) angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.(WORLDWIDE WAR)(TURKEY-IRAQ-SYRIA)(EUPHRATES RIVER CONSISTS OF 760 MILES IN TURKEY,440 MILES IN SYRIA AND 660 MILES IN IRAQ)
15 And the four(DEMONIC WAR) angels were loosed,(WORLDWIDE WAR) which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.(1/3 Earths Population die in WW 3 2ND WAVE-2 billion)
16 And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand:(200 MILLION MAN ARMY FROM CHINA AND THE KINGS OF THE EAST) and I heard the number of them.
17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on them, having breastplates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone: and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions; and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone.(NUCLEAR BOMBS)
18 By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.(NUCLEAR BOMBS)
NATO shadows Russian naval force, fears more Aleppo attacks-[AFP]-Lachlan Carmichael-October 20, 2016-YAHOONEWS
Brussels (AFP) - British warships on Thursday shadowed a Russian aircraft carrier battle group through the North Sea as NATO voiced fears the powerful force could soon join in attacks on Syria's besieged city of Aleppo.NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance would monitor the eight-ship force in "a responsible and measured" way as it headed to the Mediterranean, the latest cat-and-mouse encounter in two years of Cold-War style tensions."We are concerned Russia's carrier group will support military operations in Syria in ways which increase human and civilian suffering," Stoltenberg said at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation headquarters in Brussels."This group may be used to... increase attacks on Aleppo," the former Norwegian premier told a press conference after talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.Stoltenberg said NATO was also concerned about Russia's "continuing destabilisation" of eastern Ukraine, where Moscow-backed rebels are battling Ukrainian government forces two years after what he reiterated as Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea.European Union leaders also meeting in the Belgian capital meanwhile warned Russia that they will consider sanctions over its role in the Syrian conflict if Moscow does not stop "crimes" in the devastated city of Aleppo.NATO-Russia ties have sunk to lows not seen since the Cold War as President Vladimir Putin reasserts Russian power through intervention in both Ukraine and Syria.A Royal Navy spokesman told AFP that the battle group spearheaded by the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier was the biggest deployment of Russian naval assets seen off British shores in recent years.Britain's HMS Richmond frigate and the HMS Duncan air defence destroyer were monitoring the task force, which also included the nuclear-powered Pyotr Veliky battle cruiser and the Vice-Admiral Kulakov destroyer.- 'Test the alliance' -Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said the Russian naval deployment was aimed at "testing" British and broader NATO capabilities"The Russian fleet that is now sailing from the North ... is clearly designed to test the alliance. It's being marked every step of the way by the Royal Navy and ships and planes of other NATO members as well."It's clearly designed ... to test our response, and any weaknesses in the alliance, and we must make sure we respond in due measure," Fallon said.The deployment comes after Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said the Admiral Kuznetsov, part of its Northern Fleet, would be sent to the eastern Mediterranean to boost its naval forces in the area.Russia has been staging a bombing campaign in Syria for the past year in support of long-time ally President Bashar al-Assad and deployed a naval contingent to back up its operation.A Royal Navy spokesman said the Russian ships were "behaving very well", including booking areas for flying and calling up coastguard stations.A NATO official said separately the deployment "does not inspire confidence" that Moscow is seeking a political solution to the Syria crisis even as it implemented a temporary "humanitarian pause" to operations on Thursday.Since tensions erupted over Ukraine two years ago, Russian air and naval forces have had a number of close shaves with their NATO counterparts.In November, NATO member Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on the Turkish-Syrian border, sending relations into a tailspin before both sides recently mended fences.
Duterte aligns Philippines with China, says U.S. has lost-[By Ben Blanchard]-October 20, 2016-YAHOONEWS
BEIJING (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced his "separation" from the United States on Thursday, declaring he had realigned with China as the two agreed to resolve their South China Sea dispute through talks.Duterte made his comments in Beijing, where he is visiting with at least 200 business people to pave the way for what he calls a new commercial alliance as relations with longtime ally Washington deteriorate."In this venue, your honours, in this venue, I announce my separation from the United States," Duterte told Chinese and Philippine business people, to applause, at a forum in the Great Hall of the People attended by Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli."Both in military, not maybe social, but economics also. America has lost."Duterte's efforts to engage China, months after a tribunal in the Hague ruled that Beijing did not have historic rights to the South China Sea in a case brought by the previous administration in Manila, marks a reversal in foreign policy since the 71-year-old former mayor took office on June 30.His trade secretary, Ramon Lopez, said $13.5 billion in deals would be signed during the China trip."I've realigned myself in your ideological flow and maybe I will also go to Russia to talk to (President Vladimir) Putin and tell him that there are three of us against the world - China, Philippines and Russia. It's the only way," Duterte told his Beijing audience.Duterte's remarks will prompt fresh concern in the United States, where the Obama administration has seen Manila as an important ally in its "rebalance" of resources to Asia in the face of a rising China.The administration agreed a deal with Duterte's predecessor granting U.S. forces rotational access to bases in the Philippines and further doubts will be raised about the future of this arrangement.In Washington, the U.S. State Department said it was "baffled" by Duterte's comments and would seek an explanation when Daniel Russel, the top U.S. diplomat for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, visits Manila this weekend."We are going to be seeking an explanation of exactly what the president meant when he talked about separation from the U.S.," said State Department spokesman John Kirby. "It's not clear to us exactly what that means in all its ramifications."Both the State Department and the White House portrayed Duterte's comments as being at odds with the close, long-standing alliance between the two countries. They said Washington would welcome closer ties between Beijing and Manila, however."The U.S.-Philippine alliance is built on a 70-year history, rich people to people ties and a long list of shared security concerns," White House spokesman Eric Schultz told reporters, noting that the administration has not received any request from Filipino officials to alter bilateral cooperation.A few hours after Duterte's speech, his top economic policymakers released a statement saying that, while Asian economic integration was "long overdue", that did not mean the Philippines was turning its back on the West."We will maintain relations with the West but we desire stronger integration with our neighbours," said Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez and Economic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia in a joint statement. "We share the culture and a better understanding with our region."-RED CARPET WELCOME-China has pulled out all the stops to welcome Duterte, including a marching band complete with baton-twirling band master at his official greeting ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People, which is not extended to most leaders.President Xi Jinping, meeting Duterte earlier in the day, called the visit a "milestone" in ties.Xi told Duterte that China and the Philippines were brothers and they could "appropriately handle disputes", though he did not mention the South China Sea in remarks made in front of reporters."I hope we can follow the wishes of the people and use this visit as an opportunity to push China-Philippines relations back on a friendly footing and fully improve things," Xi said.Following their meeting, during which Duterte said relations with China had entered a new "springtime", Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin said the South China Sea issue was not the sum total of relations."The two sides agreed that they will do what they agreed five years ago, that is to pursue bilateral dialogue and consultation in seeking a proper settlement of the South China Sea issue," Liu said.China claims most of the energy-rich South China Sea through which about $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes every year. Neighbours Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam also have claims.In 2012, China seized the disputed Scarborough Shoal and denied Philippine fishermen access to its fishing grounds.Liu said the shoal was not mentioned and he did not answer a question about whether Philippine fishermen would be allowed there. He said both countries had agreed on coastguard and fisheries cooperation, but did not give details.-SEA DISPUTE TAKES 'BACK SEAT'-Duterte's tone towards Beijing is in stark contrast to the language he has used against the United States, after being infuriated by U.S. criticism of his bloody war on drugs.He has called U.S. President Barack Obama a "son of a bitch" and told him to "go to hell", while alluding to severing ties with the old colonial power.On Wednesday, to the cheers of hundreds of Filipinos in Beijing, Duterte said Philippine foreign policy was veering towards China."I will not go to America anymore. We will just be insulted there," Duterte said. "So time to say goodbye my friend."The same day, about 1,000 anti-U.S. protesters gathered outside the U.S. Embassy in Manila calling for the removal of U.S. troops from the southern island of Mindanao.Duterte's abrupt pivot from Washington to Beijing is unlikely to be universally popular at home, however. On Tuesday an opinion poll showed Filipinos still trust the United States far more than China.Duterte on Wednesday said the South China Sea arbitration case would "take the back seat" during talks, and that he would wait for the Chinese to bring up the issue rather than doing so himself.Xi said issues that could not be immediately be resolved should be set aside, according to the Chinese foreign ministry.China has welcomed the Philippines approaches, even as Duterte has vowed not to surrender any sovereignty to Beijing, which views the South China Sea Hague ruling as null and void.China has also expressed support for his drug war, which has raised concern in Western capitals about extrajudicial killing.(Additional reporting by Roberta Rampton, Arshad Mohammed and David Brunnstrom in Washington; Writing by Michael Martina and Ryan Woo; Editing by Nick Macfie, Alex Richardson and Grant McCool)
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