Friday, November 11, 2016
EU LEADERS INVITE TRUMP TO BRUSSELS.
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.
TTIP's future in Trump's hands-By Eszter Zalan, Eric Maurice and Aleksandra Eriksson-EUOBSERVER
BRUSSELS, 9. Nov, 20:59-It is up to the new American administration to decide if they want to continue the EU-US free trade talks, EU officials said on Wednesday (9 November), highlighting the deep uncertainty about US president-elect Donald Trump's policies."We frankly don't know," EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem said about the future of the TTIP talks.She told members of the European Parliament's trade committee that she would assess by the end of the year with the member states and the current US administration where the negotiations stand, and then there will be a pause in discussions.The Trump administration will come to power in January. Malmstroem said it was up to them to decide how long this pause will last.Jyrki Katainen, the commission's vice-president for competitiveness acknowledged that during his campaign Donald Trump made "statements which can be interpreted as being against free trade".But the Finnish commissioner argued that there is still lots of interest for TTIP among the administration, the authorities, and the business sector in the US."The transatlantic relationship has lots of values, I really don't believe that either side would like to jeopardise the transatlantic relationship. It's not a question of persons. We are representating the same value basis, together with the Americans," Katainen said.He conceded that "the only thing that is sure now is uncertainty"."We just have to keep calm and wait when we start getting answers from the administration and the president," Katainen said.US officials seemed to have equally vague ideas about TTIP's fate.US ambassador to the EU, Anthony L. Gardner told journalists on Wednesday that TTIP remains important for strategic and political reasons."But there is no denying trade deals will be difficult to do in this atmosphere," he said, adding the EU and the US share a challenge on how to convince people to see globalisation and free trade as a source of opportunity, not just a risk.-Legitimacy problem-At a EU parliament's trade policy event, Bernd Lange, chairman of the EP's trade committee warned that open trade policy is not something Europeans can take for granted anymore."There is a feeling that something uncontrollable is happening, people will be afraid of it and start opposing it. We have to better control globalisation," he said, adding that the democratic structures are there to make the citizens' voices heard, they "just need to be filled with life".Malmstroem told MEPs the trade policy has a legitimacy problem, and it can only benefit European citizens if they have trust in it.She said people need to feel they can influence the content of the trade deals, and the EU needs to tackle the fears associated with free trade deals.Malmstroem once again praised Ceta, the EU's trade agreement with Canada, for its labour and enviromental protection standards, and for its improvements in the investor protection system."We want to have an effective, transparent, responsible, value based trade policy," she added, pointing out that 31 million jobs in Europe depend on exports, therefore the EU cannot afford to be protectionist.She argued that the reason for job losses - one of the key concerns of opponents of free trade - are not trade deals, but rather technology and automatisation.She added that national governments also have responsibility to help citizens adapting to globalisation.But Malmstroem warned against member states reclaiming some trade purviews from the union level, as the policy has been an exclusively EU power in the last 40 years."It would be devastating for the EU if the national governments would retake some trade competencies, that would be bad for wealth and the quality of trade agreements," she said.
Donald Trump election win roils Canadian Conservative leadership race-[The Canadian Press]-November 9, 2016-YAHOONEWS
OTTAWA — Donald Trump hadn't even given his victory speech early Wednesday morning before his brash style of nativist, anti-immigrant rhetoric began intruding into the Canadian political scene.Conservative party leadership candidate Kellie Leitch jumped on the Republican president-elect's surprise U.S. victory to fan the fires of her own campaign, which is premised on enforcing as-yet undefined "Canadian values."On Facebook and in emails to supporters overnight, Leitch hailed Trump's election as an "exciting message that needs to be delivered in Canada as well.""It's why I'm the only candidate who will ensure that every visitor, immigrant, and refugee will be screened for Canadian values."The posting drew immediate reactions from fellow MPs and Conservative leadership hopefuls Deepak Obhrai and Michael Chong, who flatly rejected the racial undertone of Leitch's appeal — even before a leadership debate Wednesday evening in Saskatoon. "We need to stand above that," Obhrai told The Canadian Press. "Canada was built by immigrants and all immigrants have brought positiveness in this country."Chong issued a release calling it a mistake for "conservatives to ape Donald Trump's divisive path to the presidency.""The Conservative Party leadership race is fast becoming a stark choice between two very different visions for our party and our country," wrote Chong.That, of course, is Leitch's strategy in a contest crowded with a dozen entrants to succeed former prime minister Stephen Harper.But whether a successful Canadian Conservative can "ape" Trump's formula as an antidote to Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's relentless inclusiveness remains an open question.Rona Ambrose, the interim Conservative leader, issued a much more low-key message of congratulations Wednesday to the president-elect."The United States is, and will remain, Canada's closest friend and ally," Ambrose said in a release. "Our unique relationship has stood the test of nearly 150 years."Conservative pundit Tim Powers of Summa Strategies said appealing to Canadians who feel disaffected and abandoned by Trudeau's sunny agenda is a given for some leadership candidates. And he tipped his hat to the Leitch campaign's strategy of making her the "focal point" of Wednesday's post-Trump debate in Saskatoon.Leitch's campaign guru Nick Kouvalis helped former Toronto mayor Rob Ford, no stranger to alienating minority groups, achieve power in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world."Probably those who are running campaigns playing off those fears feel a bit more emboldened today and are looking to elicit reaction," said Powers.Whether Leitch — a lifelong partisan, orthopedic surgeon and former cabinet minister — is the best vehicle for a Trump-like, anti-elitist message is another matter, added Powers, calling her "the ultimate party insider."Andrew McGrath, a former press secretary to Leitch when she was in cabinet, responded to her overnight pitch with disappointment on social media."You were status of women minister," McGrath posted to Leitch on Twitter. "Shame on you."Trump was the focus of a number of allegations of lewd behaviour from women who came forward after an old tape emerged in which he boasted that his star power allowed him to sexually accost women with impunity.But there's also a deeper structural hurdle for any Conservative leadership aspirant who wants to harness Trump's populist anger.Political scientist Tom Flanagan, a former architect of the Conservative party with Stephen Harper, noted Trump won by exciting a whole new class of supporters. The Conservative leadership race requires winning support from existing and new members in equally weighted ridings all across the country."Trumpism may find echoes in the West and rural Ontario, but how well will it play in Atlantic Canada, Quebec, and the city centres of Toronto and Vancouver?" Flanagan asked in an email."I'm not saying Trump's victory will have no impact on the Conservative race; it may indeed have quite a lot of impact. But anyone hoping to follow Trumpian strategies in the Conservative race has to adjust them to the very different institutional framework."The party is to choose its new leader in May.— Follow @BCheadle on Twitter-Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press
EU leaders invite Trump to Brussels By Peter Teffer-EUOBSERVER
Brussels, 9. Nov, 10:54-The heads of the European Commission and the EU Council, where member states meet, invited US president-elect Donald Trump to Brussels for talks and congratulated him on winning the White House in a statement on Wednesday (9 November).“We extend our sincere congratulations on your election as the 45th President of the United States of America,” commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker and council chief Donald Tusk said in a congratulatory letter.They said Trump should come to Europe “to chart the course of our relations for the next four years”.“We would take this opportunity to invite you to visit Europe for an EU-US Summit at your earliest convenience,” they said.The two noted it was “more important than ever to strengthen transatlantic relations”, and to cooperate on climate change, migration, counter-terrorism, and “the threats to Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity”.The choice of these issues are noteworthy, since Trump's campaign gave rise to worry that he would alter US policy on Russia and on climate change.Juncker and Tusk stayed diplomatic.“Europeans trust that America, whose democratic ideals have always been a beacon of hope around the globe, will continue to invest in its partnerships with friends and allies, to help make our citizens and the people of the world more secure and more prosperous", they said.-Schulz-The tone of the letter was more formal than a statement given by European Parliament president Martin Schulz, who was the first to give a reaction on camera.“As president of the European Parliament, I congratulate the newly elected president of the United States, Donald Trump,” said Schulz, a centre-left German, in a recorded statement broadcast at 10AM local time.It was a recorded message, which included a cut, but it did not conceal Schulz reeling and once mistakenly speaking about the “United Nations” instead of the United States.Schulz said the Trump victory constituted a “difficult moment” in EU-US relations.“But the freely elected president of the United States deserves the full respect of the institutions of the European Union", he said.The parliament leader said he hoped there could be a “fruitful cooperation” between the two sides, and that Trump will “respect fundamental rights and fundamental rules of the European Union as well”.Schulz also noted that in his victory speech, Trump struck a “different tone than during the election campaign”.Schulz said that transatlantic relations will “not be easy”, because during the campaign “we heard some elements of protectionism, also some worrying words about women, about minorities”.He added that he was sure that president Trump will be different than campaigner Trump.
Nato chief defends alliance after Trump victory By Andrew Rettman-EUOBSERVER
BRUSSELS, 9. Nov, 10:51-Nato states had a “solemn” commitment to defend each other and the alliance was "important" for the US, Nato head Jens Stoltenberg has said in reaction to Donald Trump’s election as US president.“Nato’s security guarantee is a treaty commitment. All allies have made a solemn commitment to defend each other. This is something which is unconditional and absolute”, he said in Brussels on Wednesday (9 November).“Nato’s security guarantees are important for Europe, but they are also important for the United States”, he said.He recalled that the only time the alliance had invoked its Article 5 mutual defence clause was to help the US after 9/11 in 2001.He noted that Nato soldiers from Europe and Canada continued to support US-led campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq.He also invoked the history of transatlantic ties, saying Nato had “brought together America's closest friends in times of peace and in times of conflict for almost 70 years”.Trump, who swept to victory on Tuesday, said during his campaign that the US would only protect Nato allies who were prepared to pay more for their own defence.He has also praised Russian leader Vladimir Putin, amid Nato plans to deploy a Russia-deterrent force, with a large US component, in the Baltic and Black Sea regions next year.When asked in Wednesday’s press briefing if Trump’s win would change that plan, Stoltenberg said “we have made important decisions, we are implementing those decisions”.He also said there was agreement in Nato that it had to challenge “hybrid threats”, a term commonly used for Russia’s mix of covert military, economic, and information warfare.Stoltenberg, a former Norwegian prime minister, said he “looked forward” to meeting Trump “soon”.He has, in the past, also complained that Nato states were not living up to promises to increase military budgets.Stoltenberg spoke in Brussels after meeting Bosnian president Bakir Izetbegovic.With Bosnia aspiring to join the alliance, Stoltenberg said Nato membership meant “greater security and greater prosperity”.“Nato is and remains committed to stability in the Western Balkans”, he said.
Merkel urges Trump to respect 'values'-By Andrew Rettman and Lisbeth Kirk-NOV 10,16-EUOBSRVER
BRUSSELS and BERLIN, Today, 09:30-Germany and France have appealed to Donald Trump to respect “shared values”. They “still don’t get it”, a former EU diplomat said.Poland has also voiced trust that Trump would respect Nato promises, but Russia is uncorking champagne.German chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday (9 November) offered the US president-elect “close cooperation” based on “shared values”, which she listed as being: “democracy, freedom, respect for the right and dignity of every individual, irrespective of origin, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation or political attitude”.French president Francois Hollande urged Trump to “respect principles”, which he also listed: “democracy, freedoms, and the respect of every individual”.They spoke after Trump won the US election on Tuesday in a campaign marked by racist, sexist, and nationalist rhetoric.Hollande, who previously said Trump made him want to “retch”, said on Wednesday the US campaign had been “brutal”.German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier echoed Merkel, saying: “We [the EU] should remain a stronghold of reason”.German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble spoke of Trump’s “demagogic populism”.The European criticism risked a backlash by Trump, who is known for his thin skin and his foul temper, Andras Simonyi, a scholar of transatlantic relations at the Johns Hopkins University in Washington, told EUobserver.Simonyi, who used to be Hungary’s ambassador to the US, said Merkel’s statement “was written by some stupid bureaucrat, who still doesn’t get it … she was not wise to say it”.Ulrich Speck, an academic at the Elcano Institute, a think tank in Brussels, said: “European leaders should be careful not to alienate Trump”.He said Merkel and Hollande would be “in a beauty contest with [Russian president Vladimir] Putin”, who has endorsed Trump from day one.-Domestic consumption-Speck said Merkel’s message was an “important signal” for EU politics, however.Steven Blockmans, a Belgian scholar at the Ceps think tank in Brussels, also said that she needed to retain the moral high ground in the run-up to German elections.“Merkel’s message was primarily intended for domestic consumption - to portray herself as the voice of reason and defender of the rule of law, contrary to the populists of AfD”, Blockmans said.The AfD is one of several anti-EU and anti-immigrant parties in Europe who expect to get a bump from the US result.Populist leaders who cheered Trump on Wednesday included the AfD’s Frauke Petry in Germany, Marine Le Pen in France, Geert Wilders in the Netherlands, Beppe Grillo in Italy, and, to a lesser extent, Norbert Hofer in Austria.Hofer could become the EU’s first far-right head of state in a presidential election in December.Grillo could come closer to taking power in Italy if prime minister Matteo Renzi loses a referendum on constitutional reform also in December.“They said we're sexist, homophobic, demagogues, populists … We will come to power and they will ask themselves: ‘How did they do it?’,” Grillo said on Wednesday.Le Pen and Petry will have their moment in elections in France and Germany next year.Elmar Brok, an MEP from Merkel’s centre-right CDU party, told EUobserver at an event in Berlin on Wednesday that there was fertile ground for populism in Europe.“It's the same [as in the US]. Brexit is the same. There are people, not educated, older, middle class people, who are afraid because of the consequences of globalisation and migration and because of terrorism”, he said.-Polish trust-Poland’s right wing, populist government also cheered Trump.President Andrzej Duda said he trusted Trump to still send US soldiers to Poland as part of Nato’s Russia-deterrent force.Foreign minister Witold Waszczykowski said on TV that he knew insiders in Trump’s camp and had a telephone line to his “inner circle”.“We are optimistic, calm that Trump’s rhetoric, which always has to be exaggerated during election campaigns, is going in the right direction”, Waszczykowski said.Nato head Jens Stoltenberg and Finnish president Sauli Niinisto, who met in Brussels on Wednesday, likewise voiced confidence.Stoltenberg said he was “absolutely confident” the US would send troops to Poland.Niinisto, whose country is not in Nato, said: “I will trust that the US keeps its word, not only to Nato, but also otherwise to the international community”.-Russian champagne-Others were worried that Trump might give Putin a free hand to rebuild Russia’s influence in eastern Europe, however.“I think he [Putin] might have had a champagne breakfast this morning”, Brok said in Berlin.One Russian MP did serve champagne in the Duma in Moscow on Wednesday morning. Putin was photographed toasting with Russian diplomats.Hannes Swoboda, an Austrian left-wing MEP, told EUobserver in Berlin: “We’re on our own. Trump won't help us in Ukraine”.Mark Galeotti, a US scholar of Russia affairs at the Institute of International Relations in Prague, said Trump’s victory meant that “Baltic states may face more political-military pressure [from Russia], although outright hostilities remain very unlikely, but the prospects for Ukraine are distinctly dim.”He told EUobserver that the risk of a US-Russia military clash was also higher because Putin might test Trump to see how far he could go.“If Trump does adopt a more conciliatory policy, or at least a more isolationist one, then this is likely to encourage Russian adventurism”, Galeotti said.
Huge spike in U.S. web traffic before Canadian immigration site crash-[The Canadian Press]-November 10, 2016-YAHOONEWS
OTTAWA — Newly released statistics show Canada's citizenship and immigration website experienced a huge spike in web traffic from the U.S. just before it crashed on Tuesday, as results from the American presidential election were rolling in.Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada says there were more than 200,000 users accessing the site around 11 p.m. on election night and American IP addresses accounted for about half of that figure.Spokeswoman Sonia Lesage says that doesn't include users who tried to access the website but were unsuccessful, after receiving a server error message for instance.She says the web traffic figures for Tuesday night — when the election results were starting to indicate a Donald Trump presidential victory — were significantly higher than the same time the previous week, when the website saw just over 17,000 users.Typically, Lesage says the percentage of site visitors from American IP addresses ranges between 8.8 per cent to 11.6 per cent.She says a "significant increase" in web traffic and technical difficulties was found to be behind Tuesday's site crash. The website is now fully operational.A number of U.S. citizens have said they may consider applying to move to Canada if Trump follows through on proposed policies such as mass deportations of illegal immigrants or the reopening of international trade agreements.Immigration lawyers have warned, however, that the process to move to Canada can be long and complex and may cause a number of potential U.S. emigrants to reconsider their plans to move north once they learn more.The Canadian Press.
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)
U.S. forecaster sees La Niña likely to persist in coming months-[Reuters]-November 10, 2016-YAHOONEWS
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. government weather forecaster on Thursday said that previously predicted La Niña conditions have arrived and are slightly favored to persist into the Northern Hemisphere winter 2016-17.The Climate Prediction Center (CPC), an agency of the National Weather Service, in a monthly forecast said it observed La Niña conditions during October and sees a 55 percent chance they will persist through the winter.Last month, the agency pegged the chance of La Nina developing this fall at 70 percent.La Niña will likely raise temperatures and reduce precipitation in the southern United States and do the opposite across the northern part of the country, the CPC said.Typically less damaging than El Niño, La Niña is characterized by unusually cold ocean temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean and tends to occur unpredictably every two to seven years. Severe occurrences have been linked to floods and droughts.(Reporting by Chris Prentice; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)
COUNTRIES WITH ISRAEL AND THE ENEMIES OF THE WEST
10 Thus saith the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought:
11 And thou shalt say,(RUSSIA,ARAB,MUSLIMS) I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates,
12 To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.
13 Sheba, and Dedan,(SAUDIA ARABIA)(JORDAN) and the merchants of Tarshish,(ENGLAND) with all the young lions thereof,(USA,CANADA,AUSTRALIA,NEW ZEALAND,EU,ENGLAND,ENGLISH SPEAKING shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?
14 Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say unto Gog, Thus saith the Lord GOD; In that day when my people of Israel dwelleth safely, shalt thou not know it?
PSALMS 83:3-7 (COUNTRIES AGAINST ISRAEL)(EXCEPT JORDAN)
3 They (ARABS,MUSLIMS) have taken crafty counsel against thy people,(ISRAEL) and consulted against thy hidden ones.
4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
5 For they (MUSLIMS) have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:(TREATIES)
6 The tabernacles of Edom,(JORDAN) and the Ishmaelites;(ARABS) of Moab, PALESTINIANS,JORDAN) and the Hagarenes;(EGYPT)
7 Gebal,(HEZZBALLOH,LEBANON) and Ammon,(JORDAN) and Amalek;(SYRIA,ARABS,SINAI) the Philistines (PALESTINIANS) with the inhabitants of Tyre;(LEBANON)
ISRAEL-WEST ENEMIES EZEK 38:4-6,15-19
4 And I (GOD) will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws,(GOD FORCES THE RUSSIA-MUSLIMS TO MARCH) and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:
5 Persia,(IRAN,IRAQ) Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
6 Gomer,(GERMANY) and all his bands; the house of Togarmah (TURKEY) of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.(AFRICAN MUSLIMS,SUDAN,TUNESIA ETC)
15 And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts,(RUSSIA-ARAB/MUSLIMS) thou, and many people with thee,(AFRICAN ISLAMIC COUNTRIES) all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army:
16 And thou shalt come up against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes.
17 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Art thou he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring thee against them?
18 And it shall come to pass at the same time when Gog shall come against the land of Israel, saith the Lord GOD, that my fury shall come up in my face.
19 For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel;
DANIEL 11:44 (CHINA WITH RUSSIA-MUSLIMS)
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)
EZEKIEL 39:1-6 ISRAELS ENEMIES DESTROYED
1 Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog,(LEADER OF RUSSIA) and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech (MOSCOW) and Tubal: (TUBOLSK)
2 And I will turn thee back,(RUSSIA-ARAB MUSLIM ISRAEL HATERS) and leave but the sixth part of thee,(5/6TH OR 300 MILLION DEAD RUSSIAN/ARAB/MUSLIMS I BELIEVE) and will cause thee to come up from the north parts,(RUSSIA) and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:
3 And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.
4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands,( ARABS) and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.
5 Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
6 And I will send a fire on Magog,(NUCLEAR ATOMIC BOMB) and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
German foreign minister to visit Turkey despite criticism of Ankara-[Reuters]-November 10, 2016-YAHOONEWS
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Thursday announced he would visit Turkey next week and said it was important not to "slam the door" on Ankara despite Berlin's unhappiness over its post-coup crackdown.Cutting off talks with Turkey about joining the European Union would harm Turkish citizens as well as the government, Steinmeier said during a parliamentary debate in which he said he would visit Turkey on Nov. 15."If we slam the door now and throw away the key, then we will disappoint many people in Turkey who are looking to Europe for help and support, especially now," Steinmeier told lawmakers.But Steinmeier repeated that reintroduction of the death penalty in Turkey would mean the "unmistakable end" of negotiations on Turkish entry into the bloc. He said Berlin would continue to press Ankara to respect the rule of law.Turkey has detained, dismissed or suspended more than 110,000 soldiers, judges, teachers, journalists and others in the aftermath of an unsuccessful putsch by rogue military last July.Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has said a "limited measure" could be drafted to restore the death penalty, which was formally abandoned in 2002, and President Tayyip Erdogan has said he would approve such a measure if parliament backed it."We want good relations with Turkey, but the reality has changed and we have to adjust our policies accordingly," Steinmeier said.Ties between Germany and Turkey are also strained over a vote by the German parliament in June labelling as genocide the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces.Steinmeier told lawmakers that Germany was taking steps to help strengthen Turkish civil society, and would try to enable Turkish academics, journalists and artists who could not work in Turkey anymore to continue their work in Germany.(Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Editing by Richard Balmforth)
Iran says has options if nuclear deal fails-[Reuters]-November 10, 2016-YAHOONEWS
BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Iran wants all parties to stick to an international nuclear deal but has options if that does not happen, its foreign minister said on Thursday after the U.S. election victory of Donald Trump, who has vowed to pull out of the pact."Of course Iran's options are not limited but our hope and our desire and our preference is for the full implementation of the nuclear agreement, which is not bilateral for one side to be able to scrap," Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said.President Barack Obama's outgoing administration touted the July 2015 deal reached between Iran and six world powers as a way to pre-empt Tehran's suspected drive to develop atomic weapons by curbing its enrichment of uranium. In return Obama, a Democrat, agreed to a lifting of sanctions on Iran.The Republican Trump called the nuclear pact a "disaster" and "the worst deal ever negotiated" during his election campaign and said it could lead to a "nuclear holocaust".The accord removed sanctions in return for Iran reducing the number of its uranium-enrichment centrifuges by two-thirds, capping its level of uranium enrichment well below the level needed for bomb-grade material, reducing its enriched uranium stockpile, and accepting U.N. inspections to verify compliance."Our strong preference as a party that has remained fully committed and implemented its side of the bargain (...) is for every member and participant and for international community to continue to remain committed to the agreement," Zarif a news conference in Bratislava after meeting his Slovak counterpart Miroslav Lajcak."But it doesn't mean we don't have other options if the USA unwisely decides to move away from its obligations under the agreement," he said when asked whether Tehran would start enrichment again if the Trump administration ditched the deal.When asked whether he hoped for a similarly good working relationship with Trump's future secretary of state as he had with the outgoing John Kerry, Zarif said it would not be necessary."We had a long nuclear negotiation between Iran and the United States. I do not expect another negotiation, certainly not on the nuclear issue, but nor on any other subjects so that I would need to establish a same type of contact with the new secretary of state, whoever that may be," he said.Former U.S. House of Representatives speaker Newt Gingrich - who has said he would renegotiate the nuclear deal with Iran, has been floated as a potential secretary of state under Trump, political sources said.(Reporting by Tatiana Jancarikova; editing by Mark Heinrich)
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)
Turkey backsliding on rights and rule of law, says EU By Nikolaj Nielsen-EUOBSERVER
BRUSSELS, 9. Nov, 14:49-The EU commission says accession talks with Turkey to join the European Union hang in the balance following a backsliding on the rule of law and fundamental rights.The negative prognosis, issued Wednesday (9 November) in a 102-page annual report, risks stoking further tensions between the two sides.EU's enlargement commissioner Johannes Hahn issued unequivocal criticism of the reaction to this summer's failed coup, which has included a purge of 129,000 government employees, the closure of hundreds of media outlets, and the jailing of activists, journalists and academics."We are gravely concerned about the degradation of the rule of law and democracy unfolding in the aftermath of the failed coup attempt. In its own interest, Turkey urgently needs to stop moving away from the EU," he said in statement.Hahn had previously backed opening two key negotiation chapters on fundamental rights and the rule of law as part of accession negotiations."I have to admit, today I am not quite sure if this is still possible," he told reporters in Brussels. His comments was part of a larger enlargement diagnosis that also covers Western Balkan nations.But Turkey's progress report, adopted unanimously among all EU commissioners, is likely to sharpen outstanding issues over a migrant swap deal signed between the two sides in March.President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he wanted a quick decision in quotes reported by Turkish media earlier on Wednesday."They say the negotiations should be reviewed. It's too late now. Review it as soon as possible and make sure that you do not delay the final decision," he said.The report noted, among other things, that judges and prosecutors continued to be removed from office and that freedom of expression had been muffled.The EU wants to keep the migrant deal in place given the large drop of migrant and asylum seeker arrivals crossing the Aegean to reach the Greek islands.Ankara has refused to give in to EU demands that it reform its anti-terror laws as a condition to lift short-term EU visas on Turkish nationals.It has also refused to implement an earlier EU readmission agreement to send non-Turkish nationals back to Turkey unless the visas restrictions are lifted.The visa waiver is part of the March migrant deal that had also included a €6 billion EU purse to finance refugee projects inside Turkey over the next few years.-Acrimonious atmosphere-But the past few weeks has seen an increasingly acrimonious atmosphere as both sides refuse to budge on the visa issue.Police last week arrested 11 opposition MPs from the liberal, pro-Kurdish HDP. The arrests triggered rebukes from German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini. Turkey, in turn, accused EU states of supporting terrorists.Austria's defence minister Hans Peter Doskozi earlier this week warned that cracks in the deal were now so obvious that the EU should be thinking of contingency plans for its eventual collapse.Nato member Turkey in October extended its state of emergency that allows Erdogan to rule by decree without any oversight from the Constitutional Court.The Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights received a sudden surge of 850 petitions from Turkish nationals in the past two weeks.Such moves are posing broader questions on Turkey's stated aspirations to join the European Union. Turkey kicked off negotiations to join the EU in 2005 but its prospects appear increasingly dim.Hahn said the crackdown, the backsliding on rights and Erdogan's threat to reintroduce the death penalty all tested both Turkey's credibility and that of the EU.The Turkish government maintains the purge is needed to weed out what it views as a deep state structure aligned with Fethullah Gulen, an Islamic preacher who lives in the US and whom Turkey says instigated the July putsch.The July coup killed 241 people and wounded over 2,000. The country was also hit by several deadly terrorist attacks from the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the militant group Islamic State.
Fourteen injured in Saudi Arabia by projectiles fired from Yemen - civil defence-[Reuters]-November 10, 2016-YAHOONEWS
DUBAI (Reuters) - Fourteen civilians were injured on Thursday by projectiles fired by Yemen's Houthi group into Saudi Arabia, Saudi civil defence reported, the latest in a series of cross-border attacks by the Iran-allied group.State news agency SPA quoted a civil defence spokesman as saying that 13 Saudi citizens and an expatriate from Bangladesh were injured in the attack in Dhahran al-Janoub province in the Asir region, near the border with Yemen."The victims suffered various injuries and were taken to hospital for treatment," the agency said, quoting the civil defence spokesman, Colonel Mohammed al-Assemi.Three houses were also damaged in the attack, the agency reported, quoting Assemi.Saudi Arabia is leading an Arab coalition trying to restore President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi who was ousted by the Iran-aligned Houthi group last year.The fighting has killed more than 10,000 people in Yemen and hundreds in Saudi Arabia.The Houthis regularly fire rockets across the border into Saudi Arabia in what they say was a response to Saudi-led air strikes on the country, often resulting in deaths or injuries to civilians.Saudi Arabia regard the Houthis as a pawn for non-Arab Iran which Riyadh says is trying to extend its influence into Arab lands.(Reporting by Sami Aboudi; Editing by Toby Chopra)
Germany extends detention of Syrian with links to Islamic State-[Reuters]-November 10, 2016-YAHOONEWS
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's highest court has approved the extended detention of a 19-year-old Syrian man who was arrested in March for links to the Islamic State militant group, saying he had scouted out key tourist sites in Berlin for potential attacks for months.In its decision, the Federal Court of Justice said the man, who was not identified by name, could be held for three more months to allow investigators to continue their work, and given the high risk that he could flee the country. It said prosecutors expected to file formal charges soon.The suspect, who arrived in Germany in August 2015, was believed to have been gathering detailed information for Islamic State until February 2016 about the number of people and tourist buses at Berlin's Alexanderplatz square, the area around the historic Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag parliament building, according to the ruling.Germany is on heightened alert after two attacks linked to Islamic State in July.On Tuesday, police arrested five suspected Islamist militants accused of recruiting fighters for Islamic State in Syria.In October, Syrian refugee Jaber Albakr was arrested on suspicion of planning a major attack on a Berlin airport. He later committed suicide in prison.It was not immediately clear if there was any link between Albakr and the Syrian man whose detention was being extended.The suspect provided details about Berlin tourist sites to an Islamic State contact by telephone in February 2016. He also offered, through electronic messages, to act as a contact for potential attackers in Germany, or carry out an attack himself with two other unidentified people, according to the report, first made public on Thursday.Investigators examined four mobile telephones and data cards seized during his arrest, and had so far reviewed over 37,000 text messages and chats, nearly 13,000 visual images and over 9,800 video images, according to the court document.They believe that the man had worked with Islamic State in Syria since 2013, and maintained contact with the jihadist group using his mobile phone after arriving in Germany.He also planned to return to Syria, where his parents, wife and son still live, to fight in the conflict there, according to the court document.(Reporting by Sabine Siebold and Andrea Shalal; Editing by Kevin Liffey)
Iraq forces accused of killing, torturing civilians south of Mosul-[Reuters]-November 10, 2016-YAHOONEWS
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi government forces killed and tortured civilians south of Mosul, rights groups said on Thursday, the first such reports of alleged abuse in a U.S.-backed campaign to retake the city from Islamic State.Amnesty International said "up to six" people were found dead last month in the Shura and Qayyara sub-districts who security forces suspected of ties to the ultra-hardline jihadist group which seized a third of Iraqi territory in 2014."Men in federal police uniform have carried out multiple unlawful killings, apprehending and then deliberately killing in cold blood residents in villages south of Mosul," said Lynn Maalouf, deputy director for research at Amnesty's Beirut office.Human Rights Watch (HRW) said at least 37 men suspected of being affiliated with Islamic State had been detained by Iraqi and Kurdish forces from checkpoints, villages, screening centers and camps for displaced people around Mosul and Hawija, further south.Relatives said they did not know where most of the men were being held and had not been able to contact any of them while in detention, according to the report.HRW warned that such conduct "significantly increases the risk of other violations", including torture.An Interior Ministry spokesman denied there had been any violations and said Iraqi forces respect human rights and international law. A spokesman for Iraq's federal police could not be reached for comment.A spokesman for the Kurdish regional government denied the HRW report, saying any delays in informing families were limited and due to limited resources."Nobody has been kept in unknown facilities. They are kept in identified facilities," said Dindar Zebari.The Mosul operation, involving a 100,000-strong alliance of troops, security forces, Kurdish peshmerga and Shi'ite Muslim militias and backed by U.S.-led air strikes, has entered its fourth week but has so far gained just a small foothold in the city.Amnesty's report described several incidents on or around Oct. 21 in which separate groups of men were beaten with cables and rifle butts before being shot to death. In one case, a man's head had been severed from his body, it said.Amnesty said that, without accountability, the alleged abuses risked being repeated in other towns and villages as the Mosul offensive continues.(Reporting By Stephen Kalin; Editing by John Stonestreet and Nick Macfie)
U.N. says rations run out in east Aleppo, hopes for aid deal-[Reuters]-By Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles-November 10, 2016-YAHOONEWS
GENEVA (Reuters) - Aid workers in eastern Aleppo were distributing the last available food rations on Thursday as the quarter of a million people besieged in the Syrian city entered what is expected to be a cruel winter, U.N. humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland said.Speaking in Geneva, Egeland said he was hopeful of a deal on a four-part humanitarian plan the United Nations sent to all parties to the conflict several days ago. The plan covers delivery of food and medical supplies, medical evacuations and access for health workers."I do believe we will be able to avert mass hunger this winter," Egeland told reporters in Geneva, noting that east Aleppo last received relief supplies in early July."I don't think anybody wants a quarter of a million people to be starving in east Aleppo," he said.Some families in the rebel-held area have not had food distributions for several weeks and food prices are skyrocketing, he said. Around 300 sick and wounded require medical evacuation, he added.Syria's government rejected a U.N. request to send aid to east Aleppo during November, but Egeland said he was confident that Damascus would give its permission if the new U.N. humanitarian initiative was accepted by all sides. He said he also had the clear impression that Russia would continue its pause in air strikes over the northern city.Russia's military will continue arranging ceasefires, or so-called "humanitarian pauses" in Syria, Interfax news agency quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on Thursday.The U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said a survey based on nearly 400 interviews in eastern Aleppo between Oct 24 and Oct 26 found 44 percent of respondents wanted to leave if a secure exit route was available, while 40 percent wanted to stay."Those who wish to stay either didn’t know of any safe place to go, wanted to remain with family members, couldn’t afford the cost of moving, or feared they would not be able to return to their homes," UNHCR said in a report.Egeland, asked about expectations from the administration of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, said: "Syria is the worst war, the worst humanitarian crisis, the worst displacement crisis, the worst refugee crisis in a generation. So we expect there to be continued, uninterrupted U.S. help and engagement in the coming months."(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)
Accused New York bomber to appear in federal court in Manhattan-[Reuters]-November 10, 2016-YAHOONEWS
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The man accused of carrying out bombing attacks in New York and New Jersey in September is due to appear in federal court in Manhattan on Thursday to face charges.Ahmad Khan Rahimi, 28, is accused of injuring dozens of people with a homemade bomb on a crowded street in New York's Chelsea neighborhood."The alleged Chelsea bomber was brought today to Manhattan to face terrorism charges," Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York said in a statement.Using an alternate spelling for the suspect's name, he said: "For his alleged acts of terror, Rahami will now face justice in a federal courthouse just blocks south of where he allegedly planted his bombs."Rahimi also faces state charges in New Jersey relating to a gunfight with police on Sept. 19 that ended with his arrest.Prosecutors contend that Rahimi, a U.S. citizen born in Afghanistan, was motivated by radical jihadism to set off a homemade explosive device in Chelsea that injured 31 people on Sept. 17, along with a pipe bomb near a charity running race in a New Jersey shore town that injured no one.In addition, Rahimi is charged with planting another pressure-cooker bomb in Chelsea that did not go off and with leaving several devices at a train station in Elizabeth in New Jersey.(Reporting by Nate Raymond; Writing by Scott Malone; Editing by Bernadette Baum)
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