Monday, January 16, 2017
FREEZING COLD-STORMS STILL ACTIVE IN NORTH AMERICA.
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)
CANADIAN CARBON TAX SCAM
Ice storm pelts central U.S., upper Midwest-[Reuters]-By Timothy Mclaughlin-YAHOONEWS-January 15, 2017
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A winter storm brought more ice and freezing rain to a large swath of the central United States on Sunday, creating dangerous driving conditions and power outages from northeast New Mexico to central Illinois during the long holiday weekend.Ice storm warnings and winter weather advisories were in effect for parts of as many as 10 states in the central and Upper Midwest, according to the National Weather Service.The storm was likely to have the most severe impact in Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri, where forecasters warned of widespread freezing rain throughout Sunday.A quarter to a half inch of ice (0.6 cm to 1.2 cm) was forecast for most of Kansas, the Weather Service said. Accumulating ice and high winds would likely snap power lines and tree branches, it warned.The storm led the National Football League to postpone the start of a playoff game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Pittsburgh Steelers in Kansas City initially scheduled for around noon local time. The teams will now play at 7:20 p.m. on Sunday, when the worst of the bad weather was expected to have passed though the area.The Missouri Department of Transportation on Sunday morning urged motorists to stay off roads in the Kansas City area as crews worked on making local highways passable.At least three people died in traffic accidents in the state due to icy conditions, the Missouri Highway Patrol said.The Kansas Highway Patrol could not immediately be reached for comment on fatal accidents due to weather conditions.One person died on Saturday in Oklahoma when a truck crashed on an icy road, according to local media reports. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol could not immediately be reached for comment.Ice had downed trees and power lines, particularly in northwest Oklahoma.Oklahoma Gas and Electric on its website reported just over 5,000 customers affected by power outages on Sunday morning.The Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives listed just around 7,100 member-consumers without power. The number of outages in Woodward County in northwest Oklahoma was expected to climb, said Sid Sperry, a spokesman for the cooperative.(Reporting by Timothy Mclaughlin in Chicago; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)
Major winter storm brings ice, freezing rain to central U.S.[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-January 15, 2017
REUTERS - Freezing rain fell across much of the Great Plains and Midwest on Saturday as a major ice storm already blamed for the death of a motorist in Missouri and dozens of canceled flights threatened to wreak further havoc.Ice, freezing rain and winter weather warnings and advisories were in effect for a vast swath of the country stretching from northern Texas east across parts of the Midwest and into the Washington D.C. area, according to the National Weather Service."Ice continues to accumulate in the Central/ Southern Plains states and will shift north into the Upper Mississippi Valley Sunday as a new weather system approaches from the West Coast," the Weather Service said on its website."This storm will change ice to snow from southeast Colorado to northeast Nebraska; and will bring a slight risk of severe thunderstorms and heavy rains to Texas on Sunday," the Weather Service said.The Missouri State Highway Patrol urged motorists to avoid travel after 31-year-old Tiffany Jackson was killed while driving on any icy overpass in Crystal City. Jackson's vehicle slid off the road and struck trees, according to the highway patrol.Forecasters said ice accumulation from the storm could be more than half an inch (1 cm). Snow, sleet and heavy fog were also in the forecast in parts of region.Missouri and Oklahoma had declared states of emergency ahead of the storm as transportation officials in those states told motorists to avoid travel.The Lambert-St. Louis International Airport told passengers to check with airlines as the weather "could potentially impact flights." Will Rogers Airport in Oklahoma City warned of "multiple delays and cancellations."Airline tracking website Flightaware.com showed 435 flights had been canceled and nearly 5,000 delayed as of the afternoon.Local news in Kansas City showed footage of shoppers rushing through stores to stock up on essentials."Getting stocked up for the upcoming ice storm and shelves are already empty," Tweeted Valerie Mia Juarez, a journalist in Nebraska, with a photo showing one loaf of bread on a bare shelf at a local Walmart.The National Football League postponed the start time of a divisional playoff game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Pittsburgh Steelers in Kansas City from around noon local time on Sunday to 7:20 pm.As of Saturday morning, about 2,500 households and businesses were without power in Texas, Missouri and Oklahoma, utility companies reported.(Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee and Dan Whitcomb in Los Angeles; Editing by Angus MacSwan and David Gregorio)
Warm weather means it's time to clear off snow, roofer says-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-January 14, 2017
You might be celebrating the warmer temperatures this weekend, but a Winnipeg roofer is warning the end of the cold snap could spell trouble for your roof.After a record snowfall in Winnipeg in December, Jeff Ehlers said melting snow due to balmy weather could lead to problems with ice damming and water infiltration into your home.Ehlers owns the Winnipeg roofing company Above All Roofing & Renovations. He says the amount of snow on your roof is the obvious indicator of whether you've got a problem — a foot is too much, he said — and ice and icicles are more advanced symptoms of an ice dam in the making."Ice and icicles are definitely a more advanced symptom of the problem, and this is definitely a bigger problem with older homes," he said."There's a lot of older homes in Manitoba. If you've got any house in the Wolseley area, River Heights area, any of those 1960s and earlier [homes], you're definitely going to want to check out your roof."Ehlers advised checking for ice accumulating at the bottom of any valleys in your roof and at the edges of the eaves. Ice that gets too thick in those spots will cause big problems, he said.Getting your roof professionally cleared typically costs a couple hundred to a few hundred dollars, he said, although that varies based on the size of the home.Most winters, homeowners should clear their roof once or twice, he said, but this year you may need to do it more frequently thanks to all the white stuff.If you're shopping around for roof clearers, Ehlers recommended looking for a company that is certified by COR, a nationally-recognized certificate of recognition program."That way you know that they're going to do this work safely and properly," he said. "Basically they're going to do a good job for you and you're not going to be disappointed."The COR program verifies companies that have implemented a comprehensive health and safety program to reduce incidents and injuries on the job.
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, 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).
DRUG PUSHERS AND ADDICTS
1 PET 5:8
8 Be sober,(NOT DRUGED UP OR ALCOHOLICED) be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries (DRUGS) were all nations deceived.
21 Neither repented they of their murders,(KILLING) nor of their sorceries (DRUG ADDICTS AND DRUG PUSHERS), nor of their fornication,(SEX OUTSIDE MARRIAGE OR PROSTITUTION FOR MONEY) nor of their thefts.(STEALING)
Dangerous' chemical W-18, linked to street drugs, surfaces in Saskatchewan-[CBC]-YAHOONEWS-January 14, 2017
An experimental chemical called W-18, identified as extremely dangerous, has surfaced in Saskatchewan where it has been linked to other worrisome street drugs associated with a number of fatal overdoses.A warning from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan said health care providers should use "extreme vigilance and caution when treating cases of overdose in the province where Fentanyl and similar drugs are suspected."The college cited information from a federal drug testing agency of Health Canada which confirmed that W-18 was detected in a counterfeit tablet of Oxycodone in the Kerrobert area, which is about 180 kilometres west of Saskatoon.-Chemical is 'potentially deadly'-W-18 is described as "a dangerous and potentially deadly synthetic research chemical" which may be also be harmful when simply handled."Physicians, particularly emergency room physicians, hospital staff and other emergency respondents should be aware of the potential for exposure to the substance when responding to an emergency situation," the college said in a media release.Dr. Karen Shaw, registrar of the college, said informing physicians of the situation may help ensure that safeguards are in place to avoid a dangerous situation."We also wish to ensure that appropriate care continues to be provided to patients who find themselves in distress due to an overdose," Shaw said in the release.The college noted that there is limited information about whether or not the use of naloxone in treating a W-18 overdose is effective. However, the college added that since W-18 is often combined with opioid drugs the use of naloxone as a counter-treatment is still recommended.
Uganda detects bird flu in wild, domestic birds-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-January 15, 2017
KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda's ministry for agriculture said on Sunday it had detected bird flu in two locations, one affecting wild birds and another hitting domestic birds, but it did not say whether it was a strain that has spread across Europe and the Middle East.The H5N8 strain, which is deadly for poultry but has not been found in humans, has spread in Europe and the Middle East since late last year, leading to the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of farmed birds and the confinement of flocks indoors.China has reported human infections of the H7N9 strain of the virus, resulting in fatalities.Uganda's Agriculture, Industry and Fisheries Ministry said in a statement that in-country tests had identified "the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), that affects both humans and animals and which causes (a) high number of deaths in both species."But the statement did not indentify the strain.Fishermen on Jan. 2 had reported the "mass death of wild birds" on the shores of Lake Victoria, near Entebbe, which lies near the capital. Tests proved positive.On Jan. 13 five domestic ducks and a hen in Masaka, to the west of Kampala, were also found to be infected.(Writing by Edmund Blair; Editing by Greg Mahlich)
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)
36 And the king (EU DICTATOR) shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.
37 Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers,(THIS EU DICTATOR IS JEWISH) nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.(CLAIM TO BE GOD)
38 But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces:(WAR) and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.
39 Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god,(DESTROY TERROR GROUPS) whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many,(HIS ARMY LEADERS) and shall divide the land for gain.
19 And I saw the beast,(EU LEADER) and the kings of the earth, and their armies,(UNITED NATIONS TROOPS) gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse,(JESUS) and against his army.(THE RAPTURED CHRISTIANS)
Spain's Felipe meets Saudi king as warship sale mooted-[AFP]-YAHOONEWS-January 15, 2017
Riyadh (AFP) - Spain's King Felipe VI met Sunday with Saudi King Salman, official media said, during a visit coinciding with talks to sell Spanish warships.Felipe, 48, was guest of honour at a lunch hosted by Salman, 81, who decorated him with the cordon of King Abdul Aziz, the highest Saudi honour for a foreigner, the Saudi Press Agency said.Later they discussed relations between the two nations and how to further develop them "in various fields", it said.They also reviewed the situation in the Middle East, before Felipe held separate talks with Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed Aljadaan and Minister of Commerce and Investment Majed al-Qasabi.The Spanish king arrived late Saturday in Riyadh for a three-day stay.Madrid's foreign ministry said its minister Alfonso Dastis, and Public Works Minister Inigo de la Serna, would accompany Felipe during the visit.Spanish media have linked this trip to a much-anticipated deal to sell Avante 2200 frigates for an estimated two billion euros ($2.1 billion)."We can only confirm that negotiations are very advanced to build five warships which would be sold to the Saudi navy," a spokesman for state-owned Spanish ship builder Navantia told AFP.Spain is the seventh largest arms exporter in the world, and Saudi Arabia is one of the biggest buyers of military gear.A Saudi-led coalition began air strikes over Yemen almost two years ago after Huthi rebels and their allies, troops loyal to ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, overran much of Yemen.Riyadh feared the Huthis would seize all of Yemen and move it into the orbit of Shiite Iran, Sunni Saudi Arabia's regional rival.But the air campaign has faced repeated criticism from rights groups over civilian casualties.This year's budget allocates 191 billion riyals ($51 billion) for military spending including equipment and weaponry, down from 205 billion riyals spent in 2016.A separate budget allocation of 97 billion riyals is to pay for new naval bases for the Border Guards, and other security projects.Rights groups have said any Spanish sale of warships to Saudi Arabia would be illegal under international law.Felipe's father, Juan Carlos, who reigned from 1975 to 2014, has close ties to the Saudi royal family.A Spanish consortium, Al-Shoula, is building a high-speed railway across the desert to link the holy cities of Mecca and Medina.The project is behind schedule and is now set to open in 2018.Spanish construction group FCC leads one of three consortia building a $22.5-billion rapid transit system in the Saudi capital.
Malta raises alarm on Russia in Libya By Eric Maurice, Nikolaj Nielsen, and Andrew Rettman-EUOBSERVER
VALLETTA AND BRUSSELS, 13. Jan, 19:11-A Russia-backed Libyan warlord could start a “civil war” in Libya, increasing refugee flows to the EU, Malta has warned.The danger comes as the Libyan commander, Khalifa Haftar, advances on Tripoli, the seat of the UN-recognised government, Malta’s foreign minister, George Vella, told press in Valletta on Friday (13 January).“Haftar with his army is moving gradually, slowly from the east to the west … and possibly, eventually linking up with his colleagues from the west, from Zintane, and advancing in a pincer movement on the region of Bani Walid, and Misrata, and Tripoli”, Vella said.“That would be disastrous, because it would create civil war and it would create more refugees running away from Libya”, he said.Vella also raised the alarm on Haftar’s contacts with Russia.He said Russia had so far respected a UN embargo on weapons transfers to Libya, even though Haftar had been “going to Moscow asking for arms”.But he added that Russia, which has funded Haftar, had a strategic interest in establishing a foothold in the central Mediterranean.“It’s very difficult to predict what’s going to happen”, Vella said."I'm not comfortable. We all know the Russians' dreams have always been to have [military] bases in the Mediterranean”, he said.Haftar, on Thursday, toured Russia’s aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, as it was sailing from Syria and held a video call with Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu.They discussed “urgent issues in the fight against international terrorist groups in the Middle East”, a Russian statement said.-Collapsing state-The EU, with the Maltese presidency at its helm for the next six months, is keen to strike a deal with the Libyan government in Tripoli, the GNA, on reducing the flow of migrants to Europe.Libya became the primary route for asylum seekers after the EU closed the Western Balkan corridor, with the refugee crisis high on the political agenda in France and Germany.Even without the Haftar problem, the EU was finding it hard to make headway.Another warlord, Khalifa Ghwell, tried to stage an anti-GNA coup in Tripoli on Thursday, highlighting the fragility of the country.“At the moment, things are not happy in Tripoli,” Malta’s Vella said on Friday.“Libya is on the brink of becoming a failed state. Let’s hope we won't go that far”, he said.He said that the GNA and Italy had held talks on a potential migrant deal but that they were “far, far apart” in their positions.-Russia and Syria-Valla spoke with the GNA prime minister, Fayez Sarraj, on Thursday.Foreign ministers meeting in Brussels for the first time in 2017 aim to speak mainly about the war in Syria and the Middle East Peace Process.An EU diplomat said “there will be debate about Russia’s role in the Syrian conflict … but no specific debate on Russia itself”. He said Libya “should be” discussed in February.Russia has been accused of war crimes for targeting civilians and hospitals in Syria.It is fighting on the side of the Syrian regime, which has allowed it to expand its naval base in the country.Russia’s Syria campaign has also drawn accusations that it was trying to influence French and German politics by increasing refugee flows to Europe.Speaking in Brussels on Friday, the departing US ambassador to the EU, Anthony Gardner, said Russia was not a partner for the West."To think that Russia is somehow seeking to promote our shared agenda is folly”, he said.He added that it would be “inconceivable and shameful if we would consider lightening sanctions on Russia”, referring to EU and US economic sanctions that were imposed over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.-Trump card-The incoming US president, Donald Trump, is a wild card in Russia relations, however.He has praised Russia, but his nominees for US security chiefs have condemned its actions.Another EU priority is to see where Trump stands on the Middle East peace process.Trump has said he might move the US embassy from Tel Aviv, Israel’s internationally-recognised capital, to Jerusalem, which it claimed by conquest from Palestine."If he does all the threats he said he would, he will not just violate EU policy, but also international order”, a senior EU diplomat said.
British MPs demand vote on final Brexit deal By Benjamin Fox-EUOBSERVER
London, 14. Jan, 09:12-British prime minister Theresa May must say whether the UK should remain in the EU single market or customs union before starting exit talks with the EU. She must also give MPs a vote on the final deal with the EU, a committee of senior MPs has demanded.The recommendations form part of the first report of the House of Commons's cross-party Exiting the EU Committee, published on Saturday (14 January).The committee argues that ministers should also seek "appropriate transitional arrangements" as part of an "outline framework" on the UK’s future trading relationship with the EU, if it is clear that a new pact cannot by agreed by the time the UK leaves the EU in spring 2019.It adds that the government should publicly “commit to Parliament having a vote on the final Treaty”."It would be unsatisfactory and potentially damaging to both sides were the UK to leave the EU with no agreement having been reached," the report states.May is expected to give a clearer idea of her negotiating plans in a speech on Tuesday (17 January).Since becoming prime minister in July, May and her ministers have kept their cards close to their chest, insisting that they will not give a "running commentary" on their strategy and the negotiations that will follow.She has promised to trigger Article 50, which starts a two year process of agreeing the UK’s divorce from the EU, by the end of March.-'Cliff edge' effect-But MPs across all parties have become increasingly frustrated at the lack of clarity and information about the government’s tactics.Both May and Brexit secretary David Davis have hinted that immigration control will take priority over access to the EU single market, though they have also vowed to ensure that UK businesses continue to have unfettered access to the EU market."Achieving all these objectives will be difficult," notes the committee.The demand for a transitional arrangement has grown in recent weeks, based on the assumption that the terms of the UK’s new relationship with the EU will not be finalised within a tight two-year Article 50 window.The risk of a "cliff edge" effect "might also push some businesses to pre-empt the result of negotiations and minimise the risks to their business," the committee argues.In a paper published on Thursday (12 January), financial sector lobby group CityUK urged ministers to ensure the harmonisation of regulation between the UK and EU, through "the mutual recognition of regulatory regimes, building on and going beyond the existing equivalence regimes.""Two years is so short," committee chairman Hilary Benn, a Labour MP and supporter of the campaign to remain in the EU, told EUobserver, adding that "the French and German elections mean that negotiations will not really start until autumn 2017.""Whatever deal is concluded, Parliament must be given a vote on it and the government should make this clear now," said Benn.-EU foreign policy-He said that he favours the UK being part of a "European common foreign policy area" to ensure close co-operation continues between the UK and EU and foreign, defence and security policy. "There is an overwhelming need to work together and be part of this…although we are leaving the institutions of the EU," he noted.Elsewhere, the committee urges the government to prioritise a swift agreement on the status of UK citizens living in the EU, and vice versa, and the UK’s ongoing relationship with EU regulatory bodies and agencies, some of which are currently based in the UK.As a "bare minimum", ministers should also resolve "the status of ongoing police and judicial cooperation; and the status of UK participation in ongoing Common Foreign and Security Policy missions," the report adds.Appearing before a parliamentary committee on 20 December, May refused to be drawn on whether MPs should have a say on the final agreement. The government is, however, likely to lose its appeal against a High Court ruling in November that ministers must consult Parliament before triggering Article 50.
Britain may change 'economic model' if shut out of EU single market: Hammond-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-January 15, 2017
BERLIN (Reuters) - Britain could change its economic model to regain competitiveness if it were to leave the European Union without an agreement on market access, British finance minister Phillip Hammond said in a German newspaper interview published on Sunday.In a thinly veiled threat that Britain could use its corporate tax as a form of leverage in Brexit negotiations, Hammond told Welt am Sonntag he hoped Britain would remain a European-style economy with corresponding tax and regulation systems."But if we are forced to be something different, then we will have to become something different," Hammond said when asked directly about Britain's plans to lower corporate tax."If we have no access to the European market, if we are closed off, if Britain were to leave the European Union without an agreement on market access, then we could suffer from economic damage at least in the short-term," he said."In this case, we could be forced to change our economic model and we will have to change our model to regain competitiveness," Hammond said. "We will change our model, and we will come back, and we will be competitively engaged."German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said the EU must consider limiting Britain's access to its market if London fails to accept the bloc's 'four freedoms' in Brexit negotiations.The EU's single market emerged from the 1992 Maastricht Treaty on European integration. This enshrines the EU's "four freedoms" - of movement of goods, capital, people, and services.British Prime Minister Theresa May has repeatedly said she will not reveal her Brexit negotiating strategy before triggering Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty, a step expected by the end of March.May has said she wants Britain to regain control over immigration, restore its sovereignty and also establish the best possible trading relations with the EU.But senior EU leaders have warned Britain there could be no "cherry picking", and Merkel has urged the 27 remaining EU states not to allow themselves to be divided.Hammond said in the interview Britain had not taken a firm position yet on what form of immigration controls it wants."But we are aware that the message from the referendum is that we must control our immigration policy," he added.Hammond said Britain did not want to close its doors completely to EU citizens who wanted to work in the UK."Clearly we need people to come and work in our economy to keep it functioning," Hammond said. "But we must have overall control."(Reporting by Michael Nienaber; Editing by Hugh Lawson)
Merkel urges EU to take care of own security By Andrew Rettman-EUOBSERVER
BRUSSELS, 13. Jan, 09:29-The EU must take better care of its own security in the Trump era and must establish control of immigration, German chancellor Angela Merkel has said.The German leader, who is seeking re-election this year, spoke on a visit to Belgium and Luxembourg on Thursday (12 January).“Let’s not fool ourselves. From the point of view of some of our traditional partners - and I am thinking here about transatlantic relations - there is no eternal guarantee of close cooperation with us Europeans”, she said in a speech in Belgium.She said Europe was facing one of its “biggest challenges for decades” due to conflicts on its borders, such as Russia’s aggression in Ukraine.She added that it would be "naive always to rely on others who would solve the problems in our neighbourhood”.She also said that the UK’s decision to leave the EU ought to galvanise military cooperation among the 27 remaining member states.“We should see this [UK] decision as an incentive to work together, to hold Europe together now more than ever”, she said.Merkel was in Belgium to receive degrees from Leuven and Ghent universities and to meet the Belgian royal family.Her appeal for the EU to step up security cooperation comes after the election of Donald Trump in the US, who has said he might not defend Nato allies and that he might accept Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.The US is currently deploying tanks and soldiers in Poland and in the Baltic states as part of wider Nato plans to deter Russian aggression.The pre-Trump US administration reportedly sped up the deployment in case he changed his mind, but Trump’s new security chiefs have spoken out on Russia in surprisingly strident terms.Mike Pompeo, Trump’s nominee for CIA chief, said on Thursday in a senate hearing that Russia was "asserting itself aggressively" in Europe.James Mattis, the defence secretary nominee, said Russia was “trying to break the North Atlantic alliance [Nato]”. He said Nato was “under the biggest attack since World War II, and that's from Russia”.-Security crisis-Merkel, earlier on Thursday, also met with Luxembourg prime minister Xavier Bettel and with the Grand Duchy’s royal family.She told press in Luxembourg that unless the EU improved security in the passport-free Schengen travel zone and established control of its external borders, then it risked collapse.She said that the case of Anis Amri, the man suspected of the Christmas terrorist attack in Berlin, who moved freely across EU borders, proved the “urgency” of the issue.“Everyone knows: If we don’t succeed, each country will install its own border controls. Then freedom of movement will no longer be possible, so to speak, not only the free movement of people but also of goods, financial services, and services,” she said.She added that the EU should make more deals such as the one with Turkey to stop migrants from coming.The EU is paying Turkey to take care of refugees on its territory.The set-up has been criticised on human rights grounds, but Merkel said “agreements between states lead to reasonable border control” and that “with north African states and with African states as a whole, as we did with Turkey, we also need agreements”.She spoke after visiting the home of Robert Schuman, a post-World War II politician who helped to found the EU.-Emotional Brexit-She said the visit was an “emotional moment” for her and that the EU should stick together in the way it handled Britain’s departure - the first ever in EU history.“We must not be allowed to divide ourselves apart. The 27 have to appear together in the negotiations”, she said.She added that EU states should consider harmonisation of corporate tax in order to compete with the City of London after it leaves.“This will become more of an issue if we’re talking about lower tax rates, for example in the UK”, she said.Bettel said the refugee crisis remained “a major task” for Europe and criticised countries that did not want to share asylum seekers with front-line states.“When different countries speak of flexible solidarity, that is … problematic for us. We need rules, and when we agree on these rules, each country must respect them”, he said.-Problematic flexibility-Flexible solidarity was a policy endorsed by Slovakia and other central European states to replace a previous EU decision on binding migrant quotas.It was meant to let states pay the EU to avoid taking in migrants.Merkel was initially an advocate of an EU open-door policy on refugees, but has become less welcoming to migrants as the elections approach.A Flemish far-right group, Voorpost, protested against her university awards in Belgium on Thursday, according to the AFP news agency.About 50 people held banners, including posters that branded her “GUILTY” of the Christmas attack, in which Amri, who is of Tunisian origin, killed 12 people.
CHINA AND KINGS OF THE EAST MARCH TO ISRAEL 2ND WAVE OF WW3 (200 MILLION MAN ARMY)
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.(THE TURKEY ATATURK DAM ON THE EUPHRATES CAN BE SHUT AND DRIED UP ALREADY BY TURKEY)
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)
Japan aborts mini-rocket mission shortly after liftoff-Agence France-Presse-YAHOONEWS-January 14, 2017
Tokyo (AFP) - Japan's space agency Sunday aborted a mission to use a mini-rocket to send a satellite into orbit after the spacecraft stopped sending data to ground control shortly after liftoff.The SS-520 rocket, which stands around the size of a power pole, lifted off at 8:33 am (2333 GMT) into a clear sky at the Uchinoura Space Centre in southern Kagoshima Prefecture.The rocket, regarded as one of the smallest units in the world capable of sending satellites into the space, was carrying the three-kilogramme (6.6 pound) "TRICOM-1" observation satellite.But officials aborted the mission within minutes of takeoff after the space agency stopped receiving data from the rocket after the launch.Local media said data stopped arriving 20 seconds after liftoff."The first stage of the rocket's flight went as planned. However, we were unable to receive [data] from the unit as it continued the flight," the agency said in a statement.The rocket later fell back to earth, landing within a designated safety area in waters off the coast of southeast Japan, according to officials.The country's space agency is expected to provide a more detailed debrief about the nature of the mishap as more information becomes available.
Britain and UAE launch joint military exercises-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-January 15, 2017
DUBAI (Reuters) - Britain and the United Arab Emirates launched a joint military exercise dubbed "Sea Dagger 2017", Emirati state news agency WAM reported on Sunday.The exercise, which WAM said was aimed at "training on the planning, implementation and management of joint military operations", takes place as Gulf Arab and American rivalry with nearby Iran continues to simmer.Saudi Arabia and its smaller Gulf Arab neighbors accuse Iran of seeking to spread its power in the Arab world at their expense by backing Shi'ite Muslim militants in conflicts throughout the region, a charge Tehran denies.A U.S. Navy destroyer fired warning shots at four Iranian military vessels in the Strait of Hormuz last week.(Writing by Noah Browning; Editing by Catherine Evans)
3 A fire devoureth (ATOMIC BOMB) before them;(RUSSIAN-ARAB-MUSLIM ARMIES AGAINST ISRAEL) and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.(ATOMIC BOMB AFFECT)
12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their eyes shall consume away in their holes,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB)(BECAUSE NUKES HAVE BEEN USED ON ISRAELS ENEMIES)(GOD PROTECTS ISRAEL AND ALWAYS WILL)
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.(1/2-3 BILLION DIE IN WW3)(THIS IS AN ATOMIC BOMB EFFECT)
And here are the bounderies of the land that Israel will inherit either through war or peace or God in the future. God says its Israels land and only Israels land. They will have every inch God promised them of this land in the future.
Egypt east of the Nile River, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, The southern part of Turkey and the Western Half of Iraq west of the Euphrates. Gen 13:14-15, Psm 105:9,11, Gen 15:18, Exe 23:31, Num 34:1-12, Josh 1:4.ALL THIS LAND ISRAEL WILL DEFINATELY OWN IN THE FUTURE, ITS ISRAELS NOT ISHMAELS LAND.12 TRIBES INHERIT LAND IN THE FUTURE
Kerry says 'inappropriate' to mention possible U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-January 15, 2017
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday it would have been inappropriate to include in a communique from a meeting held in Paris on Israeli-Palestinian peace a mention of plans by the Trump administration to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem."It is being debated publicly at home and does not belong within international fora at this moment in time. It's inappropriate," Kerry told reporters after a meeting of 70 countries on ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.A communique from the one-day meeting on Sunday reaffirmed that only a two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians could resolve the conflict and warned that they would not recognize any unilateral steps taken by either side that could prejudge negotiations.Kerry also said he hoped the new U.S. administration would agree to attend talks later this month in Kazakhstan with Russia, Iran and Turkey, on ending the Syrian conflict.(Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; Editing by Greg Mahlich)
Israel responds to shooting attack with strike on Hamas post-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-January 15, 2017
JERUSALEM — The Israeli military struck a Hamas post in the southern Gaza Strip Sunday in response to a Palestinian attack on an Israeli military vehicle, the military said.No one was wounded in the exchange but it marked a rare flare-up along the tense border that has remained largely quiet since a bloody 50-day war between Israel and Gaza militants in the summer of 2014.Despite the cease-fire that has largely held since, militants in Gaza occasionally launch rockets toward Israel. These are mostly by smaller factions rather than the ruling Hamas militants but Israel typically responds to any fire toward it and holds Hamas responsible for all attacks emanating from the territory it controls.While neither side appears interested in an escalation, casualties could spark more violence.Sunday's incident comes shortly after thousands took to the streets to protest chronic power cuts in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip in one of the largest unauthorized protests in the territory since the Islamic militant group took power a decade ago.Hamas, an Islamic militant group sworn to Israel's destruction, has ruled the territory since 2007, routinely clamping down on critics. The protests have raised fears that Hamas could increase attacks against Israel in order to divert attention away from the internal turmoil. Gaza officials said that following the attack, Israel shut down a border crossing that supplies the primary source of fuel for the territory, in a move that could also exacerbate the power crisis.The Associated Press.
Iran says it will not renegotiate nuclear deal-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-January 15, 2017
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran will not renegotiate its nuclear agreement with world powers, even if it faces new U.S. sanctions after Donald Trump becomes president, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Sunday.Trump, who will take office on Friday, has threatened to either scrap the agreement, which curbs Iran's nuclear program and lifts sanctions against it, or seek a better deal."There will be no renegotiation and the (agreement) will not be reopened," said Araqchi, Iran's top nuclear negotiator at the talks that led to the agreement in 2015, quoted by the state news agency IRNA."We and many analysts believe that the (agreement) is consolidated. The new U.S. administration will not be able to abandon it," Araqchi told a news conference in Tehran, held a year after the deal took effect."Nuclear talks with America are over and we have nothing else to discuss," he added."It's quite likely that the U.S. Congress or the next administration will act against Iran and imposes new sanctions."Under Iran's agreement with the United States, France, Germany, Britain, Russia and China, most U.N. sanctions were lifted a year ago. But Iran is still subject to an U.N. arms embargo and other restrictions, which are not technically part of the nuclear agreement.(Reporting by Dubai newsroom)
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)
South Sudan claims mandate has expired for more UN troops-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-January 15, 2017
KAMPALA, Uganda — South Sudan's government is claiming that the U.N. Security Council mandate to send a new contingent of 4,000 peacekeepers to boost the existing force has expired.Minister of Information Michael Makuei told the Associated Press that Dec. 15th was the expiration date for the deployment of peacekeepers to bolster the existing 12,000 U.N. troops in South Sudan. He said a new resolution is needed for the additional troops.The U.N. mission in South Sudan responded in a statement saying that its mandate to increase the protection force had been extended by the Security Council until December 2017.The U.N. Security Council decided in August to send additional peacekeepers after clashes killed hundreds in South Sudan's capital Juba. South Sudan initially objected to the force and has delayed its deployment.In October, U.N. peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous told members of the Security Council behind closed doors that it appeared South Sudan's intent was to "delay the deployment and reduce the political impact of the" regional protection force as much as possible, while stringing along negotiations to "avoid triggering punitive measures," according to a copy of his statement obtained by AP.South Sudan's civil war began in December 2013 and has killed tens of thousands of people.Makuei also announced on Sunday that President Salva Kiir created four new states in South Sudan bringing the total number to 32."It is the will of the people," Makuei said of the move.Kiir had already increased South Sudan's states from 10 to 28 in December 2015, a move that was criticized by opposition forces who claimed that the new states were a form of political gerrymandering.A U.N. panel of experts said in November that the creation of so many new states "has served to heighten ethnic tensions, shift political loyalties and increase competition for power and resources in a deteriorating economy."The U.N. says South Sudan is experiencing ethnic cleansing and is at risk of genocide."The proliferation of states actually increases central power," said Alan Boswell, a researcher on South Sudan based in Nairobi. "Kiir can offer new states in complex political negotiations with local communities to lure or divide them."Justin Lynch, The Associated Press.
IS launches new assault on besieged eastern city in Syria-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-January 14, 2017
BEIRUT — Islamic State militants launched their biggest assault in a year on government-held areas of the contested city of Deir el-Zour Saturday, attacking from several fronts and triggering intense fighting in the eastern region bordering Iraq, the Syrian government and opposition activists said.Syrian state TV said three people were killed and nine were wounded in IS rocket attacks on several neighbourhoods of the city.Intense fighting broke out between Syrian troops and the extremist group's fighters both inside the city and around the vicinity of a nearby military airport controlled by government forces. The militants had launched their multi-pronged attack starting from the area of Baghaliyeh near the northwestern tip of the city. Deir el-Zour carries strategic significance for IS as it links the group's Iraq territory to its de facto capital of Raqqa in Syria.Loud explosions that shook the city were reported. Activists said Syrian warplanes were taking part in the battles.The Deir Ezzor 24 news network reported ongoing clashes since the morning near Deir el-Zour military airport and other fronts in the city and said Syrian warplanes targeted Baghaliyeh and Ayash areas and the vicinity of an army base known as Brigade 137 west of the city.The extremist group, which controls most of Deir el-Zour province, has kept the provincial capital under siege since 2014. Government forces have withstood the encirclement thanks to air-dropped humanitarian assistance and weapons and ammunition flown into the airport. Remaining residents have reported malnourishment and starvation amid severe shortages of food, water and fuel.IS has tried to capture the government-held neighbourhoods of Deir el-Zour and the city's suburbs over the past months without much success.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday's offensive was the most intense since mid-January 2016, when the group killed dozens of people, most of them pro-government militiamen, in wide-scale attacks on the city that saw the group make significant advances. Most of those casualties took place in Baghaliyeh and the killings — many people were shot dead or beheaded — were some of the worst carried out by the extremist group.The Observatory said the group has recently brought in reinforcements, including large amounts of ammunition and fuel, in preparation for the battle. It said at least 32 people were killed in Saturday's fighting, including 12 soldiers and allied militiamen and 20 IS fighters.The Islamic State group, which in 2014 seized large parts of Iraq and Syria and established a so-called Islamic "caliphate" straddling both sides of the border, is under intense pressure in both countries where it has lost significant territory in recent months.Meanwhile in northern Syria, opposition activists reported a series of government airstrikes on Idlib province over the past 24 hours, including an attack that killed at least 11, mostly civilians, in Maaret Misrin.In Damascus, the government maintained its offensive to uproot rebels in control of a nearby valley that provides the capital with the majority of its water supply, further threatening a fragile cease-fire that appeared to be fraying.State-run news agency SANA reported later Saturday that "terrorists" had assassinated Ahmad al-Ghadban, who was appointed by the government to co-ordinate with rebels in the opposition-held Barada Valley to stop the fighting and allow maintenance workers to fix the water facility there.For days negotiations have stalled and failed to restore the water flow to the capital — restricted since Dec. 22 — and to end the government offensive to uproot the rebels in the valley. The U.N. says the capital has suffered a water shortage that has affected nearly 5.5 million residents. The fighting has trapped nearly 100,000 residents of the opposition-held valley.The cease-fire brokered by Russia and Turkey, who support opposing sides in the Syrian civil war, went into effect on Dec. 30. It excludes extremist groups such as the Islamic State group.___Associated Press writer Albert Aji in Damascus contributed to this report.Zeina Karam, The Associated Press.
Syria fighting derails plans to fix damaged Damascus water source-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-January 15, 2017
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and allied militia clashed with rebels near Damascus on Sunday, threatening to disrupt planned repairs to a pumping station that supplies most of the capital's water, a war monitor said.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the army and the allied Lebanese militia Hezbollah had made some gains against rebels in the Wadi Barada area. Heavy fighting reached the outskirts of the Ain al-Fija town, where the waterworks is located, the British-based war monitor reported.Artillery shelling by government forces killed nine people and wounded at least 20 others in the nearby Deir Qanoun village, it said. A local media office for opposition activists said the shelling hit a centre for displaced people.Wadi Barada, a mountainous valley northwest of Damascus, has become a major battlefront in the Syrian war, and the damage to the facility has caused severe water shortages in the capital since the beginning of the year.The governor of the Damascus countryside province said on Friday that engineers had entered Ain al-Fija to repair the water station, as part of a wider agreement that included the departure of some rebels from Wadi Barada and a settlement with others who would remain there.But the plan was derailed on Saturday evening, after armed men killed the head of a negotiation team who was overseeing the agreement and repairs, the Observatory said. The warring sides accused each other of assassinating the official, who had only assumed his role a day before.A military media unit run by Hezbollah said the army captured some positions overlooking Ain al-Fija on Saturday, after taking nearby villages in recent days and edging closer towards the water facility.The water station was knocked out of service in late December. The United Nations has said it was damaged because "infrastructure was deliberately targeted", without saying who was responsible.This left four million people in Damascus without safe drinking water supplies.Rebels and activists have said government bombardment damaged the waterworks. The government said insurgent groups polluted it with diesel, forcing the state to cut supplies.Wadi Barada has become the main focus of fighting between forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, backed by Russia and Iran, and rebel groups seeking to oust him, after the government took full control of Aleppo city last month.Fighting in Wadi Barada has tarnished a shaky nationwide ceasefire that began on Dec 30., brokered by Russia and Turkey, one of the main supporters of many rebel groups.The army and allied fighters launched an offensive in late December to capture Wadi Barada. The government says it wants to secure the capital's main water supply while rebel groups and local activists say pro-government forces are using the water issue to make political and military gains.Rebels in Wadi Barada have allowed government engineers to maintain and operate the valley's pumping station since they took control of the area in 2012.Fighters have, however, cut water supplies several times in the past to put pressure on the army not to overrun the area.The United Nations estimates 45,000 people live in the Wadi Barada area, and thinks at least 7,000 people have been displaced form the area in recent fighting.(Reporting by Ellen Francis; Editing by Clelia Oziel and Tom Heneghan)
Egypt drops case against mob that attacked Christian woman-[Associated Press]-YAHOONEWS-January 15, 2017
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian prosecutors have thrown out a case brought by an elderly Christian woman against several members of a Muslim mob who stripped off her clothes and paraded her naked on the streets.Last May's assault in the central Minya province began after rumors spread that the son of the 70-year-old woman had an affair with a Muslim woman — a taboo in majority Muslim and conservative Egypt.Saturday's decision by the prosecutors cited lack of sufficient evidence.The woman, Souad Thabet, told a U.S.-based Christian TV station that she was unable to return home to this day because of threats by Muslim extremists in the village.At the time of the attack, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi called for the culprits to be held accountable.
Israel says Nazi camp excavations unearth link to Anne Frank-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-January 15, 2017
JERUSALEM — Researchers excavating the remains of one of the most notorious Nazi death camps have uncovered a pendant that appears identical to one belonging to Anne Frank, Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial said Sunday.Yad Vashem says it has ascertained the pendant belonged to Karoline Cohn — a Jewish girl who perished at Sobibor and may have been connected to the famous diarist. Both were born in Frankfurt in 1929, and historians have found no other pendants like theirs.The triangular piece found has the words "Mazal Tov" written in Hebrew on one side along with Cohn's date of birth. The other side has the Hebrew letter "heh," an initial for God, as well as three Stars of David.Researchers are now trying to reach out to any remaining relatives of the two to confirm whether they were related.Since 2007, the Israel Antiquities Authority, together with Yad Vashem, has been conducting excavations at the former camp in Poland in a novel approach to Holocaust research. The camp was destroyed after an October 1943 uprising, with the Nazis levelling it and planting over it to cover up their crimes. Yet, archeologists have managed to uncover the gas chamber foundations and the original train platform.More than 250,000 Jews were killed in Sobibor, in eastern Poland, one of the most extreme examples of the Nazi "Final Solution" to eradicate European Jewry. Frank died at the Bergen-Belsen camp, in northern Germany, in 1945.Unlike other facilities that had at least a facade of being prison or labour camps, Sobibor and the neighbouring camps Belzec and Treblinka were designed specifically for exterminating Jews. Victims were transported there in cattle cars and gassed to death almost immediately."These recent findings from the excavations at Sobibor constitute an important contribution to the documentation and commemoration of the Holocaust, and help us to better understand what happened at Sobibor, both in terms of the camp's function and also from the point of view of the victims," said Havi Dreifuss, of Yad Vashem's International Institute for Holocaust Research.The Associated Press.
SC teen abducted as a Florida newborn meets birth parents-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-January 15, 2017
WALTERBORO, S.C. — An 18-year-old South Carolina woman abducted from a Florida hospital hours after her birth is meeting her biological family for the first time.Multiple media organizations report that Kamiyah Mobley met her birth parents on Saturday at the police department in Walterboro, the city 50 miles west of Charleston where she was raised under a false name.Craig Aiken said after the 45-minute meeting he is still in shock about suddenly being reunited with his long-lost daughter, but their first meeting couldn't have gone better.Mobley was only eight hours old when she was taken from a Jacksonville, Florida, hospital by a woman posing as a nurse. Police this week charged 51-year-old Gloria Williams of Walterboro with kidnapping and will be extradited to Florida to face charges.The Associated Press.
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