Friday, May 26, 2017

 

CYBER THREATS ARE INEVITABLE-PARALIZING IMPACT IS NOT.

JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.GET SAVED NOW- CALL ON JESUS TODAY.THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE EARTH - NO OTHER. 1 COR 15:23-JESUS THE FIRST FRUITS-CHRISTIANS RAPTURED TO JESUS-FIRST FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT-23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.ROMANS 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE)

DANIEL 7:23-24
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)

REVELATION 17:9-13
9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.(THE VATICAN IS BUILT ON 7 HILLS OR MOUNTAINS)
10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen,(1-ASSYRIA,2-EGYPT,3-BABYLON,4-MEDO-PERSIA,5-GREECE) and one is,(IN POWER IN JOHNS AND JESUS DAY-6-ROME) and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.(7TH-REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE OR THE EUROPEAN UNION TODAY AND THE SHORT SPACE IS-7 YEARS.THE EUROPEAN UNION WILL HAVE WORLD CONTROL FOR THE LAST 3 1/2 YEARS.BUT WILL HAVE ITS MIGHTY WORLD POWER FOR THE FULL 7 YEARS OF THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION PERIOD.AND THE WORLD DICTATOR WILL BE THE BEAST FROM THE EU.AND THE VATICAN POPE WILL BE THE WHORE THAT RIDES THE EUROPEAN UNION TO POWER.AND THE 2 EUROPEAN UNION POWER FREAKS WILL CONTROL AND DECIEVE THE WHOLE EARTH INTO THEIR DESTRUCTION.IF YOU ARE NOT SAVED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS.YOU WILL BE DECIEVED BY THESE TWO.THE WORLD POLITICIAN-THE EUROPEAN UNION DICTATOR.AND THE FALSE PROPHET THAT DEFECTS CHRISTIANITY-THE FALSE VATICAN POPE.
11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

DANIEL 9:26-27
26 And after threescore and two weeks(62X7=434 YEARS+7X7=49 YEARS=TOTAL OF 69 WEEKS OR 483 YRS) shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary;(ROMAN LEADERS DESTROYED THE 2ND TEMPLE) and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.(THERE HAS TO BE 70 WEEKS OR 490 YRS TO FUFILL THE VISION AND PROPHECY OF DAN 9:24).(THE NEXT VERSE IS THAT 7 YR WEEK OR (70TH FINAL WEEK).
27 And he ( THE ROMAN,EU PRESIDENT) shall confirm the covenant (PEACE TREATY) with many for one week:(1X7=7 YEARS) and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease,(3 1/2 yrs in TEMPLE ANIMAL SACRIFICES STOPPED) and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

EU states back bill against online hate speech By Nikolaj Nielsen-MAY 24,17-EUOBSERVER

BRUSSELS, Today, 09:24-EU ministers on Tuesday (23 May) backed a bill that seeks to curb hate speech on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google's YouTube.The move follows wider concerns over online radicalisation and the incitement to commit terrorist acts.It also comes on the heels of a suicide terror attack in the UK that ended the lives of 22 people and injured 59 others following a concert in Manchester.The EU bill still needs the support of the European Parliament before it becomes law.But if passed, the tech giants will need to remove offensive content, posing broader concerns over free speech. Digital rights defenders have in the past argued that the fight against radical online content often leads to censorship.It also poses questions on social media giants' abilities to remove offending content. Facebook and others already said in 2015 they would examine and remove any hateful comments spreading online within 24 hours of their detection.But internal guidelines by Facebook, published by the Guardian newspaper, have described efforts to remove all terrorist content among its 2 billion users as “mission impossible”.The Guardian report also follows a recently proposed bill in Germany that now threatens Facebook and Twitter with up to €50 million in fines if they do not remove hateful content or fake news within 24 hours.The bill backed by the EU ministers is part of the EU's audiovisual media services directive, which also lays out separate rules for video on-demand providers such as Netflix in terms of ensuring that at least 30 percent of the content is European.EU digital commissioner Andrus Ansip in a statement said a common set of audiovisual rules were needed across the EU."We need to take into account new ways of watching videos, and find the right balance to encourage innovative services, promote European films, protect children and tackle hate speech in a better way," he said.

Transparency complaints keep EU Ombudsman busy By Peter Teffer-EUOBSERVER

Brussels, 24. May, 10:02-Almost a third of complaints in cases closed by the European Ombudsman in 2016 were about transparency the Ombudsman said in its annual report, published on Wednesday (24 May).The Ombudsman closed 86 inquiries last year that were about transparency, such as complaints about access to documents. In 2015, transparency was the subject matter of 62 closed cases.The share of transparency as a topic increased from 22.4 percent to 29.6 percent.The EU institution on which the Ombudsman opened the most inquiries was the European Commission - 144, or 58.8 percent, compared to 145 or 55.6 percent the previous year.European Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly said at a press conference on Wednesday that the Commission topped the list “not because it is the worst performer in relation to administration”, but simply because of “the institutional role it plays in the EU”.EU agencies, when treated as a group, were the second-largest source of inquiries opened: 32 cases, two more than in 2015.The European Ombudsman has been receiving a fairly stable number of complaints that fall within its mandate, fluctuating between 698 and 930. The figure was 711 last year.However, the Brussels-based organisation received far more complaints about issues it can do nothing about.“The European Ombudsman receives many complaints on issues that do not fall within her mandate, mostly because they do not concern the work of an EU institution or body,” the report said.“Sometimes complaints are based on the misconception that the Ombudsman is an appeals body over national ombudsmen.”The annual report noted that 2016 saw a “record low” of complaints that fell outside of the Ombudsman's remit: 1,169. That figure had been as high as 2,768 a decade earlier.The report said the decrease “was largely achieved through effective communication” about what the European Ombudsman does.-Brexit-The departure of the UK from the EU is expected to raise many questions and requests for inquiries.The annual report noted that by the end of 2016 “the Ombudsman had received five complaints involving administrative issues related to Brexit, three of which concerned access to information”.It also said that the European Network of Ombudsmen will be “setting up a common platform on how to deal with ‘Brexit complaints’ from EU citizens living in the UK and vice versa”.

AMERICA (POLITICAL BABYLON)(NUKED BY SNEAK ATTACK FROM RUSSIA)

IN REVELATION 17 & 18 IS THE DESTRUCTION OF THE RELIGIOUS AND POLITICAL BABYLONS.IF YOU CAN NOT DECERN BETWEEN THE 2 BABYLONS IN REV 17 & 18.YOU WILL JUST THINK THEIR BOTH THE SAME.BUT NO-THERES A RELIGIOUS BABYLON (THE VATICAN IN REV 17)(AND THE POLITICAL BABYLON IN REV 18 (AMERICA OR NEW YORK TO BE EXACT)

ISAIAH 34:10
10  It (AMERICA-POLITICAL BABYLON) shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up for ever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it for ever and ever.

JEREMIAH 51:29-32 (CYBER ATTACK 1ST)
29  And the land shall tremble and sorrow: for every purpose of the LORD shall be performed against Babylon,(AMERICA-NEW YORK) to make the land of Babylon (AMERICA) a desolation without an inhabitant.
30  The mighty men of Babylon (AMERICA) have forborn to fight, they have remained in their holds: their might hath failed; they became as women: they have burned her dwellingplaces; her bars are broken.
31  One post shall run to meet another, and one messenger to meet another, to shew the king of Babylon (NEW YORK) that his city is taken at one end,
32  And that the passages are stopped,(THE WAR COMPUTERS HACKED OR EMP'D) and the reeds they have burned with fire, and the men of war are affrighted.(DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO)

COMPLETE SILENCE AFTER AN EMP GOES OFF
REVELATION 8:1
1 And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.

JEREMIAH 50:3,24
3 For out of the north (RUSSIA) there cometh up a nation against her, which shall make her land desolate, and none shall dwell therein: they shall remove, they shall depart, both man and beast.
24 I have laid a snare for thee, and thou art also taken, O Babylon,(AMERICA) and thou wast not aware: thou art found, and also caught, because thou hast striven against the LORD. (RUSSIA A SNEAK CYBER,EMP ATTACK,THEN NUKE ATTACK ON AMERICA)

REVELATION 18:3-6,19-21
3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication,(U.S.A) and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her,(U.S.A) and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her,(AMERICA) my people,(CHRISTIANS,JEWS) that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
6 Reward her (AMERICA-NEW YORK) even as she rewarded you,(WITH FALSE FLAG TERRORISM) and double unto her double according to her works:(DOUBLE-EMP 1ST,THEN RUSSIA NUKE ATTACKS U.S.A) in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.(PROBABLY A RUSSIAN CYBER ATTACK WILL SET THE WHOLE SITUATION UP AS RUSSIA HACKS THE USA ARMY COMPUTERS.THEN THE EMP,THEN THE NUKE ATTACK)
19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.
20 Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.
21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.

Opinion-Cyber threats are inevitable, paralyzing impact is not By Taimar Peterkop-EUOBSERVER

Tallinn, 24. May, 13:36-Ten years ago, almost to the day, Estonia came under sustained cyberattacks, which targeted our banks, media and government.While the attacks themselves ultimately proved merely a nuisance, they raised global awareness of the vulnerabilities networked societies face and put a new, fundamental security challenge on the global agenda.Over 200,000 victims in more than 150 countries across the globe have recently been hit by perhaps the most significant global cyberattack to date. Among them were hospitals in the UK, which had to cancel medical procedures, and large corporations such as Telefonica and Renault-Nissan.Ransomware attacks like the WannaCry campaign have been a growing problem for several years.They work by infecting a machine, encrypting its hard drive and then displaying a message that promises functionality will be returned to normal upon payment of a fee – in this case 300-600 dollars per system.When it hits unprepared organisations, a cyberattack can bring mission-critical operations to a standstill.While ransomware can sometimes be removed, the only solution is often to wipe the affected machines and revert to a backup, if one exists.Otherwise, data could be lost forever, as there are still no reliable reports of data recovery from systems encrypted with the WannaCry ransomware.The events over the past two weeks have highlighted our collective reliance on the digital domain, but they have also shown its vulnerabilities.In general, a digital way of life does not necessarily carry with it greater risks, but it is different from paper-based bureaucracies.-No victims in Estonia-Yet vulnerability does not inevitably mean compromise. This particular attack could easily have been avoided by basic security practices, such as replacing out-dated software and installing critical updates.Indeed, some countries were not seriously impacted. In fact, no Estonian computer or system fell victim to this attack. And part of the reason was preparedness.Estonian authorities have been working for several years to raise awareness of the risks of ransomware – by not updating systems, addressing vulnerabilities and implementing baseline security standards.The healthcare sector, in particular, has been a focus of improving IT management routines.Furthermore, the risks and vulnerabilities – and ways of avoiding or mitigating them – must be driven home to anyone who owns or manages an information system or computer network, however small.The Estonian example is encouraging.For instance, when Windows XP – the no-longer-supported Microsoft operating system, at the heart of the ransomware attacks – was about to become obsolete in 2013, a well-targeted public awareness campaign almost halved the number of Estonians using it.Nevertheless, there are still no grounds for complacency. Further cyberattack campaigns may exploit different vulnerabilities, and there is no silver bullet to prevent them.Any comprehensive approach must address the full range of activities from prevention and awareness to response and recovery, while also ensuring that the malicious actors (“bad guys”) behind a cyberattack are discovered, apprehended and deterred in the future.Cyber security, simply put, is too fundamental to everyday life to be left up to technology experts or particular national authorities.A sustainable solution is possible, but only through intense international cooperation: no nation can be truly isolated in cyberspace, therefore going it alone is not an option.-Potential for Europe-We see a major European role in every step along the way.First of all, Europe can contribute to preventing such attacks from occurring in the future.Currently being transposed into domestic law, the EU directive on Network and Information Security (NIS) requires providers of essential services – including healthcare and transport – to follow certain best practices and implement baseline security standards on their systems.A cooperation group of national authorities responsible for cyber security will coordinate national cyber standards and rules, and focus, in particular, on cross-border vulnerabilities and dependencies in vital services.While awareness about cybercrimes has increased as a result of recent wide-impact incidents, a lack of basic check ups still enables crimes such as ransomware.The EU agency for law enforcement training (Cepol) already provides education on ransomware for European law enforcement authorities. Awareness campaigns for law enforcement, businesses, and citizens more broadly, have also been quite effective.When large-scale attacks do occur, the response from public authorities must be swift and coordinated. Timely international and cross-sector sharing of alerts and operational information can slow the spread of such attacks. Joint campaigns and responses are even more effective.In February of this year, the Maltese rotating EU Council presidency launched the work of the European Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) network, tasked with ensuring the seamless cooperation of national cyber incident response teams in the EU.The CSIRT network will reach full operational readiness in 2018, and should facilitate the sharing of information between EU member states.The WannaCry ransomware case is certainly accelerating the process and provides a first test to the partners.-Identify and capture-After an attack, we must identify and capture the cyber criminals behind it.The EU's police agency, Europol, already coordinates active cooperation between European law enforcement with partners beyond Europe and, in particular, provides a suite of tools to help victims of ransomware to decrypt their files.Furthermore, the European Commission is to propose EU-level action for better cooperation on the exchange of electronic evidence, which would reinforce the ability of law enforcement and prosecutors to identify and prosecute criminals.To enable a smoother transfer of evidence in criminal investigations between the member states, it is also crucial that the European Investigation Order directive is efficiently transposed into national legislation by all countries involved. The deadline for implementing the directive was 22 May 2017.While the WannaCry attack appears to be criminal in nature, state actors are often involved in the activities of cyber criminals. Where this is the case, the EU should respond appropriately.Last year, the Dutch EU Council presidency began work on an EU joint-diplomatic response to state-sponsored malicious cyber activity, which could include sanctions.The EU will also begin several new initiatives this year when Estonia assumes the EU Council presidency for second half of the year.In the autumn, the EU Commission will update the 2013 EU Cyber Security strategy. The new document should consolidate the work done on European and national levels, and ensure that the whole activity adds up to more than just the sum of its parts.We also expect a proposal on European cyber security labelling and certification, which should make it easier for consumers and companies to make cyber-aware purchases and put market pressure on businesses to produce and offer more secure services and products.Along with the updated strategy, we will begin work on revising the mandate of The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (Enisa) – Europe’s cybersecurity agency.Playing a central role in the implementation of NIS Directive, the agency is to provide a common threat landscape, coordinate the activities of member states and enhance the platform for information exchange. These, altogether, foster an environment in which all nations are more ready to counter cyber threats.-No choice left-Cyber security is a question of a way of life. Europeans are used to the benefits and advantages of digital services and the availability of electronic networks.Nations have no choice but to build up robust cyber security measures – reverting to a paper-based system would not be more secure, is as prohibitively expensive as it is impractical, and would rob us of the conveniences we currently enjoy.The almost-crippling WannaCry campaign highlighted the immediacy of truly international and cross-sector solutions. Cyber security is not simply the prerogative of a narrow range of technical experts or particular agencies.As said previously, Estonia will hold the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU in the second half of this year.We believe that the Digital Single Market and the free movement of data within the EU are of existential importance for Europe – we must keep pace with technological chances, and growing markets in America and Asia.We cannot allow the fear of cyber attacks to slow us down, but we also have to invest the political effort and necessary capital to make sure that Europe can keep its citizens safe and its businesses secure.Taimar Peterkop is the director general of the Estonian Information System Authority.

EU to Trump: Defend Western values, not your interests By Eric Maurice-MAY 25,17-EUOBSERVER

BRUSSELS, Today, 13:47-The EU and the US should defend common Western values rather than their own interests, European Council president Donald Tusk said on Thursday (25 May) after meeting US president Donald Trump in Brussels."What gives our cooperation and friendship its deepest meaning are fundamental Western values, like freedom, human rights and respect for human dignity," Tusk said after the meeting."The greatest task today is the consolidation of the whole free world around those values, and not just interests."Tusk hosted Trump in the European Council building under high security, with only a handful of journalists allowed and no press conference.Their meeting lasted more than the planned hour. It took place with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. European Parliament president Antonio Tajani and the EU foreign service chief Federica Mogherini also joined at one point.It was Trump's first personal contact with the leaders of the EU institutions since he was elected last November.The meeting took place in a "friendly and constructive atmosphere," according to EU sources. But it did not appear to bridge the gap between the EU and a US president who has expressed support for anti-EU political forces as well as sympathy for Russia.The EU and US leaders talked about foreign policy, security, climate change, trade and Brexit."My feeling is that we agreed on many areas," Tusk said, but he admitted that "some issues remain open, like climate and trade".EU leaders, some of whom will also meet Trump at a G7 summit in Sicily on Friday and Saturday, had wanted to convince Trump to confirm US participation in the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit CO2 emissions and global warming.But US officials have warned that the US position on climate, which the Trump administration is reviewing, will be decided later down the line.After the failure of negotiations on a EU-US trade deal and calls for more protectionism by the Trump administration, the EU side said on Thursday that the EU and US "can work together in multilateral forums and look into the potential of bilateral trade relations".During the meeting, the EU and US leaders said they supported the idea of a working group on "difficult" trade issues. They also said they would work with other countries on unfair trade practices.Three days after the Manchester terrorist attack, Trump and the top EU officials agreed to step up the fight against the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group.The issue is also high on the agenda of a Nato summit in Brussels on later the same day.On Russia, an issue where Trump's alleged Russian links raised concerns about his commitment to EU and US sanctions, Tusk said that he was "not 100 percent sure" that he shared "a common opinion" with the US president.He said that on Ukraine, where the EU has tied sanctions to Russia’s compliance with the so called Minsk ceasefire pact, Tusk said "it seems that we were on the same line".-EU humour-Trump's visit to the EU institutions was expected to end badly after he had said that Brexit was a “great thing” and issued other anti-EU jibes.According to sources, Trump instead expressed his concern that jobs in the US would be lost because of Brexit.Trump, who is said to have little interest in detailed policy files, also got a glimpse of EU humour during a public handshake with Tusk and Juncker."There are two presidents in the EU," Tusk told him while they were being photographed."I know," Trump replied."He's the one too much," Juncker added, pointing at Tusk.

Trump expected to make Nato pledge By Andrew Rettman and Eric Maurice-MAY 25,17-EUOBSERVER

BRUSSELS, Today, 09:24-Nato mutual defence and the fight against jihadist group Islamic State (IS) are expected to take centre stage as US leader Donald Trump meets Nato and EU allies in Brussels on Thursday (25 May).Trump, who is on his maiden voyage to Europe, mentioned the fight against IS after landing in the Belgian and EU capital on Wednesday evening.”We are fighting very hard, doing very well under our generals, making tremendous progress,” he said after meeting Belgian prime minister Charles Michel.“But when you see something like what happened a few days ago, you realise how important it is to win this fight. And we will win this fight,” he said, referring to the IS attack in Manchester on Monday.He also tweeted “Thank you for a warm welcome” after he and his first lady met the Belgian king and queen.The US president will meet EU leaders and the French president on Thursday morning before attending the Nato summit.He will unveil a memorial to the victims of 9/11 outside Nato’s new HQ and give a brief speech in which he is expected to make a public commitment to Nato mutual defence for the first time since entering the White House.The 9/11 crisis saw Nato invoke Article 5 on joint defence in order to help America.The Nato meeting is to discuss defence spending and Nato’s role in the fight against IS.German chancellor Angela Merkel will also unveil a memorial to the fall of the Berlin Wall to highlight Nato's role in the Cold War, but the summit is expected to make little mention of Russia.Trump’s earlier EU meeting with EU Council head Donald Tusk and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker will touch on trade and climate change.-Core message-Rex Tillerson, the US secretary of state, said en route from Rome to Brussels on Wednesday that Trump would urge Nato members to spend at least 2 percent of their GDPs on defence."That's going to be the core of his message”, Tillerson said.“You can expect the president to be very tough on them and say … 'We’re doing a lot. The American people are doing a lot for your security, for joint security. You need to make sure you're doing your share for your own security as well’.”Tillerson said the US wanted Nato to join its 68-nation coalition against IS in Iraq and Syria, saying it “would be a really important step for them [Nato] to take”.Nato head Jens Stoltenberg endorsed the move on Wednesday.“Many allies would like to see Nato as a full member of the coalition”, he said.“It sends a strong and clear message of unity in the fight against terrorism and especially in light of the terrorist attacks in Manchester”, he added.If allies agree for Nato to join the anti-IS force, its role would likely be limited to surveillance and would not have a combat element.A spokesman for French president Emmanuel Macron told press on Wednesday that Nato would not become a “strike force” in the Middle East."The president [Macron] will say that he's attentive to this [Trump's call], but to make clear that it's not about transforming Nato into the sole strike force against Islamic State," Macron's spokesman, Christophe Castaner, said.Substantial debate on Russia is to be left to a meeting in Italy on Friday of the G7 leading nations, EU and Nato officials said.-Trust-The Nato dinner is to last two to three hours, with equal speaking time for each of the 29 heads and for Stoltenberg, leaving little room for in-depth discussion.Trump’s talks with Tusk and Juncker are to last one hour.The events are part of a nine-day tour by Trump which started in the Middle East and included an audience with Pope Francis in the Vatican on Wednesday.The main Nato leaders are not expected to hold press briefings after the summit before they leave for the G7 event on the Italian island of Sicily.Thursday's talks were seen as important despite their brevity for the sake of rebuilding ties.“The fact that the [EU] meeting is taking place, we can already see as a success”, an EU official said. The official said the “first person contacts” would “contribute to building trust”.Trump astonished Europe after entering office in February by saying Nato was “obsolete” and that the UK was right to leave the EU, which he attacked as being a vehicle for German domination.He also called Brussels a “hellhole” after the IS attack in the city last March and he is still mired in controversy over allegations of shady ties to Russia.-New atmosphere-The EU official noted that Trump had changed his rhetoric and that the political atmosphere in the EU had improved after anti-EU parties lost in Dutch and French elections.“At that time, Brexit had made a strong impression on Trump, [he was] asking how things would develop, but after the elections in the Netherlands and France we are in a completely different place”, the official said.He said there had been a “convergence of views” between the Trump administration and Europe on issues such as Syria and Russia “in recent months”.Trump is not expected to back the Paris Agreement on climate change in his EU meeting on Thursday, but the EU official said: “The fact that we’re now in a situation where we can talk about business … and not existential questions shows the progress we’ve made”.A few thousand people protested against Trump in Brussels amid a police presence on Wednesday.The arrival of another controversial Nato leader, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in the city the same evening was greeted by hundreds of supporters outside his hotel, the Steigenberger Wiltcher’s.The pro-Erdogan rally took place despite a ban by local police, Belgian media said.

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

WORLD TERRORISM

OH BY THE WAY WHEN THE MEDIA SAYS ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS GOD IS GREAT LIE. IN ISLAM ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS OUR GOD IS GREATER OR GREATEST. THIS IS HOW THE MEDIA SUCK HOLES UP TO ISLAMIC-QURANIC-MUSLIMS. BY WATERING DOWN THE REAL MEANING OF THE SEX FOR MURDER DEATH CULT ISLAM. TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE A PEACEFUL RELIGION (CULT OF DEATH AND WORLD DOMINATION).

GENESIS 6:11-13
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.

GENESIS 16:11-12
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)

ISAIAH 14:12-14
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)

JOHN 16:2
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)

Islamic State-linked militants besiege Philippine city-[The Canadian Press]-YAHOONEWS-May 25, 2017

MARAWI, Philippines — Army tanks packed with soldiers rolled into a southern Philippine city Thursday as gunfire and explosions rang out after militants linked to the Islamic State group torched buildings, seized more than a dozen Catholic hostages and raised the black flag of ISIS.At least 21 people have died in fighting that erupted late Tuesday, when the army raided the Marawi hideout of Isnilon Hapilon, who is on Washington's list of most-wanted terrorists and has a $5 million bounty on his head.The operation went wrong as the militants called in reinforcements and swept through the mostly Muslim city of 200,000 people. Hapilon's whereabouts were not clear, but there was no indication he was captured in the raid.President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law across the southern third of the nation — home to some 22 million people — and warned he may expand it nationwide.He vowed to be "harsh.""If I think that you should die, you will die," he said Wednesday. "If you fight us, you will die. If there is open defiance, you will die. And if it means many people dying, so be it."As details of the attack in Marawi city emerged, fears mounted that the largest Roman Catholic nation in Asia could be falling into a growing list of countries grappling with the spread of influence from the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.Thousands of people were fleeing the city Thursday, jamming their belongings into cars. Plumes of black smoke rose in the distance and two air force helicopters could be seen flying over the city centre .Mohammad Usman, a 49-year-old Marawi resident, said some people are likely trapped with no way out."At night we can hear the gunfire. I'm just praying that the bullets will not find its way to my house and hit us," he said as he left the city. "I hope that the bombs will not land nearby and harm us."Although much of the city is sealed off, disturbing details were trickling out.Duterte said a local police chief was stopped at a militant checkpoint and beheaded. Military chief of staff Gen. Eduardo Ano said the militants erected Islamic State flags at several locations.Marawi Bishop Edwin de la Pena said the militants forced their way into the Marawi Cathedral and seized a Catholic priest, 10 worshippers and three church workers.Martial law allows Duterte to use the armed forces to carry out arrests, searches and detentions more rapidly. He has repeatedly threatened to place the south, the scene of decades-long Muslim separatist uprisings, under martial law. But human rights groups have expressed fears that martial law powers could further embolden Duterte, whom they have accused of allowing extrajudicial killings of thousands of people in his crackdown on illegal drugs.Hapilon, an Arabic-speaking Islamic preacher known for his expertise in commando assaults, pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group in 2014. He is a commander of the Abu Sayyaf militant group and was wounded by a military airstrike in January.While pursuing peace talks with two large Muslim rebel groups in the south, Duterte has ordered the military to destroy smaller extremist groups which have tried to align with the Islamic State group.At least one of those smaller groups, the Maute, was involved in the Marawi siege. It's one of less than a dozen new armed Muslim groups that have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State and formed a loose alliance, with Hapilon reportedly designated as the alliance's leader.Political analyst Ramon Casiple said the Maute is a clan-based group with members in Marawi who came to Hapnilon's assistance, with some directly assisting in the fighting and others fanning out to different parts of the city, setting up checkpoints and burning some buildings and taking hostages from the cathedral."It is difficult to root out because they are from there," he said. "The Mautes are embedded in the population."The group has been blamed for a bombing that killed 15 people in southern Davao city, Duterte's hometown, last September and a number of attacks on government forces in Lanao, although it has faced setbacks from a series of military offensives.Last month, troops backed by airstrikes killed dozens of Maute militants and captured their jungle camp near Lanao del Sur's Piagapo town. Troops found homemade bombs, grenades, combat uniforms and passports of suspected Indonesian militants in the camp, the military said.___Cerojano reported from Manila.Jim Gomez And Teresa Cerojano, The Associated Press.

Lanterns, Korans as Jerusalem holy site meets Ramadan-[Reuters]-By Miriam Berger-YAHOONEWS-May 24, 2017

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Jerusalem buzzes with renewed energy in the days before the start of Ramadan, Islam's holy month, when the faithful abstain from eating and drinking during daylight hours.There's the bustle to prepare the al-Aqsa Mosque, the 8th-century Muslim shrine in Jerusalem's Old City, for the hundreds of thousands of Muslims who will come to pray. Palestinians employed by the Waqf, the Islamic trust that oversees the mosque and the ancient compound that surrounds it, set up tents for fasting worshippers to take respite from the heat alongside the golden Dome of the Rock, the site where the Prophet Mohammad is said to have ascended to heaven.Around the Muslim Quarter of the Old City, shopkeepers stock up on Ramadan essentials, including bright lights for decorations and Korans and prayer beads for recitations.Issam Zughaiar, 67, sells ornate Ramadan lanterns, called fanous, in the Old City's winding covered market. Each year he visits factories around Jerusalem and neighboring Jordan and Egypt to handpick his selection.The twisting alleyways are filled with the scent of sweets eaten at Iftar, the nightly breaking of the fast, including atayef, sugar-soaked pancakes with cheese or nuts, and date-filled ajwa cookies.Dutch tourist Ari Heida came to see preparations at the holy esplanade, referred to by Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and by Jews as Temple Mount, the site of an ancient Jewish temple destroyed by the Romans in 70 A.D."This is why I like Jerusalem," he said. "It's the center for Jews, Christians, and Muslims."That's also what makes this time particularly tense.Israel controls access to the esplanade, which sits on large raised area between the Muslim and Jewish quarters of the Old City. Authorities have restricted access to the compound before during periods of confrontation.For now though, the politics has been pushed into the background by the bustle and energy of Ramadan preparations."What will happen in Ramadan, what the security situation will be like, whether Jerusalem be will be open, whether the mosque will be open, we are always optimistic," said Abed al-Rahim Sader Helmi Ansari, who works at al-Asqa Mosque.(Editing by Andrew Heavens)

Militia violence in Central African Republic leaves 300 dead-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-May 25, 2017

DAKAR (Reuters) - Militia violence in Central African Republic has killed around 300 people and displaced 100,000 in the last two weeks, the United Nations and the government said on Thursday, in the worst displacement since a 2013 civil war.The violence marks a sharp escalation in the long conflict that began when the mostly Muslim Seleka rebel coalition overthrew then-president Francois Bozize in 2013, prompting reprisals from Christian anti-balaka militias.Fighting in the last two weeks has hit the towns of Bria, Bangassou and Alindao, all hundreds of kilometres east of the capital Bangui, the U.N. humanitarian office and the minister of social affairs said in a joint statement."It's a catastrophe," Social Affairs Minister Virginie Baikoua told journalists after a visit on Wednesday to Bria. "Houses are burnt down, others pillaged ... The displaced are afraid it could degenerate at any moment because armed men are roaming around the camps."More than 41,400 of Bria's 47,500 inhabitants were displaced by fighting between May 15 and 18, the statement said.The Red Cross said last week it had found 115 bodies in Bangassou, a diamond-mining area on the border with Democratic Republic of Congo after it was seized by hundreds of militia with heavy weaponry.[nL8N1IJ332]-U.N. peacekeepers, part of a 13,000-strong force, have since secured Bangassou and reinforced their positions in other areas, the mission (MINUSCA) said in a statement.Around 440,000 people were displaced throughout the country by the end of April and that number could reach 500,000 by the end of May. That would represent the most displaced since the height of the crisis in 2013, the U.N. humanitarian office said.(Reporting by Nellie Peyton; Additional reporting by Paul-Marin Ngoupana; Editing by Tom Heneghan)

Iran says it has built third underground ballistic missile factory-[Reuters]-By Parisa Hafezi-YAHOONEWS-May 25, 2017

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran has built a third underground ballistic missile production factory and will keep developing its missile program, the semi-official Fars news agency quoted a senior commander of the elite Revolutionary Guard as saying.The development is likely to fuel tensions with the United States in a week when President Donald Trump, on his first foreign trip, has called Iran a sponsor of militant groups and a threat to countries across the Middle East."Iran's third underground factory has been built by the Guards in recent years ... We will continue to further develop our missile capabilities forcefully," Fars quoted Amirali Hajizadeh, head of the Guard’s airspace division, as saying.Since taking office in January, Trump has imposed new sanctions on Iran in response to its recent missile launches, putting Tehran "on notice".Iran has reacted defiantly. Newly re-elected pragmatist President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday: "Iran does not need the permission of the United States to conduct missile tests".Iran's Sunni Muslim Gulf neighbors and its arch-enemy Israel have expressed concerns over Tehran's ballistic missile program, seeing it as a threat to regional security.In 2015, Iranian state TV aired footage of underground tunnels with ready-to-fire missiles on the back of trucks, saying the facility was one of hundreds of underground missile bases around the country."It is natural that our enemies America and the Zionist regime (Israel) are angry with our missile program because they want Iran to be in a weak position," Hajizadeh said.Most nuclear-related sanctions on Iran were lifted last year after Tehran fulfilled commitments under a 2015 deal with major powers to scale back its nuclear program - an agreement that Trump has frequently criticized as being too soft on Tehran. But Iran remains subject to a U.N. arms embargo and other restrictions.Two months after implementation of the deal, the Guards test-fired two ballistic missiles that it said were designed to be able to hit Israel.Iran says its missile program is not in defiance with a U.N. resolution that calls on it to refrain from work on ballistic missiles designed to deliver nuclear weapons for up to eight years."Along with improving our defense capabilities, we will continue our missile tests and missile production. The next missile to be produced is a surface-to-surface missile," said Hajizadeh, without elaborating.In retaliation for the new U.S. sanctions over its ballistic missile program, Iran this month added nine American individuals and companies to its own list of 15 U.S. companies for alleged human rights violations and cooperation with Israel.(Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)

Liberal hydro plan to cost $45B and save electricity ratepayers $24B: watchdog-YAHOONEWS-[The Canadian Press]-May 24, 2017

TORONTO — Ontarians will be paying a net $21 billion over the next three decades to get short-term savings under the Liberal government's hydro plan, which is designed to make the province's bottom line look better, two watchdogs said Wednesday.Both the financial accountability officer and the auditor general weighed in on the plan to lower hydro rates, which have roughly doubled over the last decade.A report from the budget watchdog found that the government will spend $45 billion over the life of its hydro plan to save people $24 billion on their bills over the next approximately 30 years.The $45 billion, however, is mostly the cost of funding an eight-per-cent rebate that took effect in January and assumes balanced budgets. If the government has to fund that rebate through debt, the cost could soar up to $93 billion, the report said.Premier Kathleen Wynne promised to cut hydro bills in the province after widespread anger over rising costs helped send her approval ratings to record lows. Under the government's plan, Ontarians will see lowered hydro bills for the next 10 years, but will then pay higher costs for the following 20 years.Legislation to cut electricity bills by 17 per cent on average — on top of the eight-per-cent rebate — is currently before the House and has to pass before the summer break begins June 1 if relief is to be delivered under the timeline the Liberals promised.The hydro plan will lower time-of-use rates by removing from bills a portion of the global adjustment, a charge consumers pay for above-market rates to power producers. For the next 10 years, a new entity overseen by Ontario Power Generation will take on debt to pay that difference.That means there will be no impact on Ontario's net debt — currently at about $312 billion — or annual surplus/deficit, said Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk. The auditor told a committee studying the hydro legislation Wednesday that it "sets a dangerous precedent.""There are a lot of people investing a lot of time and money to set this up, structured in such a way that it doesn't affect bottom line," she said.Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault has said OPG has expertise in managing hydro-related debt.The OPG Trust is financing 55 per cent of that borrowing, with the province financing the rest. But the OPG Trust borrows at an average rate of 5.4 per cent, compared to the province's 4.5 per cent, the FAO noted. So if the government took on all of the refinancing, ratepayers could save $4 billion, the FAO concluded.In light of those potential savings, NDP critic Peter Tabuns called the government's financing structure "puzzling.""Why it's being set up in the special purpose vehicle, this little subsidiary of OPG is hard to understand," he said. "It may make provincial debt look better because it's been moved off (the government books), but that can be the only advantage. It's going to cost us a lot of money."The Liberals have said after the initial cut to bills this year, rate increases will be held to inflation for the next four years. After that, the average bill will rise about 6.8 per cent a year until 2028, the FAO projected.At that point, ratepayers will have to start paying back debt that will be accumulated in order to finance lower rates for the first decade. From then on, bills will be about four per cent higher than they would have been without the Liberal plan, Financial Accountability Officer Stephen LeClair said.The cost of paying back that debt with interest — which the government has said will be up to $28 billion — will go back onto ratepayers' bills for about 20 years starting in 2028 as a "Clean Energy Adjustment."The FAO estimated the cost of interest on that debt will be $21 billion, assuming a five-per-cent weighted average interest rate. If that rises to six per cent, ratepayers will end up paying $30 billion, LeClair projected.Electricity bills in the province have roughly doubled in the last decade, due in part to green energy initiatives, and the government has said the goal of its hydro plan is to better spread out those costs."We've always said that the proposed Fair Hydro Plan will cost more over the long-term, but it will share the costs of our investments more fairly over a longer period of time, and lower bills by 25 per cent on average starting this summer," Thibeault said in a statement.The FAO's $21-billion projection is in line with the government's estimates, Thibeault said, dismissing the FAO's "outlier scenarios" as extremely unlikely.Allison Jones, The Canadian Press.



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