June 18, 2018

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June 9, 2018

US pulls 2 more from Cuba amid new potential health cases

AP | Source URL WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has pulled out two more of its workers from its embassy in Cuba and is testing them for possible brain injury, three U.S. officials told The Associated Press on Friday, amid concerns they may have been affected by mysterious health
June 8, 2018

French opposition, media cry foul over ‘fake news’ bill

AFP | Source URL Paris (AFP) – French lawmakers accused the government of attempting to legalise censorship during a stormy debate Friday over a bill designed to fight so-called fake news during election campaigns. President Emmanuel Macron launched a crusade against misinformation after being targeted during his 2017 campaign by
June 6, 2018

France’s fake news law will be used to silence critics, win elections

Lexi Morgan | Intellihub | Source URL New laws targeting so called ‘fake news’ will actually be used to target and take down real news outlets in the long run so the powers-that-be will be able to remain in control as usual There is really only one reason a law
June 5, 2018

Tommy Robinson Protests Continue For Second Week As Thousands Take To The Streets

Tyler Durden | ZeroHedge | Source URL Thousands of Tommy Robinson supporters and free speech advocates around the world took to the streets for a second week of protests against the imprisonment of the UK journalist and political activist. Robinson was arrested on May 25 outside Leeds Crown Court for reporting on
June 5, 2018

Japan looks to launch driverless car service by 2020 Olympics

Reuters | Source URL TOKYO – A self-driving car service could be on Tokyo’s public roads in time for the 2020 Olympics as Japan looks to drive investment in new technology to drive economic growth, according to a government strategic review announced on Monday. The strategy, presented at a meeting
June 5, 2018

Pope to journalists: Be responsible, avoid ideological warfare

Carol Glatz | CRUX | Source URL ROME – Journalists must meticulously uphold their craft of responsible reporting and not be tempted into partisan or ideological warfare, Pope Francis said. “Today, in a world where everything is fast, it is ever more urgent to call upon the tough and strenuous

Religious

June 5, 2018

Judge: ‘In God We Trust’ on money isn’t religion endorsement

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal court has ruled that printing “In God We Trust” on U.S. currency doesn’t amount to a religious endorsement and therefore doesn’t violate the U.S. Constitution. The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin reports the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago made the ruling Thursday in
June 5, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court backs Christian baker who spurned gay couple

Reuters | Source URL Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, June 4 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory on narrow grounds to a Colorado Christian baker who refused for religious reasons to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, stopping short of setting a major precedent allowing
June 5, 2018

Pope to journalists: Be responsible, avoid ideological warfare

Carol Glatz | CRUX | Source URL ROME – Journalists must meticulously uphold their craft of responsible reporting and not be tempted into partisan or ideological warfare, Pope Francis said. “Today, in a world where everything is fast, it is ever more urgent to call upon the tough and strenuous
June 1, 2018

Exclusive: Pope convenes Big Oil, investors to talk climate change

Axios | Source URL Pope Francis is hosting a gathering next week at the Vatican with executives of major oil producers and investment firms to talk about how the companies can address climate change, according to several people familiar with the event. Why it matters: It’s one of the most
May 31, 2018

Denmark bans Islamic full-face veil in public spaces

AFP via Yahoo | Source URL Stockholm (AFP) – Denmark on Thursday became the latest European country to ban the Islamic full-face veil in public spaces in a move slammed by human rights campaigners as “a violation of women’s rights”. “Anyone who wears a garment that hides the face in
May 18, 2018

New Vatican document: All economic activity has moral dimension

America Magazine | Source URL VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Financial and economic decisions — everything from where a family chooses to invest its savings to where a multinational corporation declares its tax residence — are ethical decisions that can be virtuous or sinful, a new Vatican document said. “There can

Church & State

May 18, 2018

Hollywood meets Holy See: Making movies at the Vatican

Robert Duncan | CRUX | Source URL ROME – In early May, dozens of movie extras dressed as cardinals milled around the streets outside St. Peter’s Square. One member of the film crew told The New York Times: “This is the dominion of Netflix.” But when it comes to filmmaking inside
May 17, 2018

Vatican sees risk of ‘social collapse’ in global economic order

Claire Giangravè | CRUX | Source URL ROME – In the context of global economic uncertainty, rampant inequality and a growing trade in illegal offshore bank accounts, the Vatican on Thursday issued a document offering ethical guidelines for economic and financial systems and calling for stronger oversight by public authorities.
May 16, 2018

Pope Lays Out Agenda on 60 Minutes with Dark & Crafty Speeches, Discredits Bible & Sabbath

Andrew and Hilari Henriques | Saved to Serve International / Prophesy Again | Source URL 60 Minutes on CBS News promoted Pope Francis’ movie that will be released later this week, “Pope Francis a Man of His Word,” on its program aired May 13, which gave an up-close, intimate look
May 16, 2018

Met Gala 2018: “Heavenly Bodies:Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” World Continues to Wonder after Beast

Andrew & Hilari Henriques | Saved to Serve International | Source URL Bible Prophecy foretells in Revelation chapters 13, 17 and 18 that Roman Catholicism will reemerge to world dominance beginning in the United States and spreading throughout the world. Certainly the ever-growing popularity of Roman Catholicism in mainstream society
May 15, 2018

COLUMN-China’s Muslim minority faces a modern Orwellian nightmare

Reuters | Source URL May 14 (Reuters) – In China’s northwest Xinjiang province, the predominantly Muslim Uighur minority have nowhere to hide. Facial recognition software reportedly alerts authorities if targeted individuals stray more than 1000 feet from their homes and workplaces. Residents face arrest if they fail to download smartphone
February 18, 2018

Hungarian leader calls Christianity ‘Europe’s last hope’

AP | Source URL | Blog Archive BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s prime minister says that “Christianity is Europe’s last hope” and that politicians in Brussels, Berlin and Paris favoring migration have “opened the way to the decline of Christian culture and the advance of Islam.” Viktor Orban said Sunday

U.S. News

June 5, 2018

Judge: ‘In God We Trust’ on money isn’t religion endorsement

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal court has ruled that printing “In God We Trust” on U.S. currency doesn’t amount to a religious endorsement and therefore doesn’t violate the U.S. Constitution. The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin reports the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago made the ruling Thursday in
June 5, 2018

If Trump Really Wanted to Fight the Deep State, He’d Pardon These 5 Heroes Instead of Criminals

John Vibes | The Free Thought Project | Source URL President Trump has recently used his power of pardon to absolve a number of high profile individuals from criminal charges because they may have been treated unfairly by the justice system. Last month, Trump posthumously pardoned the great African-American boxer
June 3, 2018

DHS Confirms “Rogue” Cellular Eavesdropping Device May Have Been Used Near White House

Tyler Durden | Zero Hedge | Source URL The Department of Homeland Security has confirmed that a device used to eavesdrop on cell phones and other electronic devices was detected near the White House, prompting concerns that it may have been used to spy on key government officials – including President
June 3, 2018

State of Emergency in Oregon as Public Discovers Capital City Has Toxic Water

Emma Fiala via The Antimedia | Source URL (ELF) — Toxins have been found in tap water in Salem, Oregon, resulting in the declaration of a state of emergency by Oregon Governor Kate Brown. The declaration was issued for both Marion and Polk Counties and includes the capital city of Salem, as
June 3, 2018

Now It’s Against the Law in California to Shower and Do Laundry on the Same Day

The Organic Prepper Governor Jerry Brown is retiring but not before he passes a few draconian laws as parting gifts for California. Two bills were signed into law on Thursday of last week to “help California be better prepared for future droughts and the effects of climate change.” The mandatory
June 1, 2018

Colorado Set To Become First In U.S. To Use “Smart Pavement” To Monitor Drivers In Real-Time

Kevin Samson | The Activist Post | Source URL Most people who are at least aware of The Internet of Things are inclined to believe that it is purely about connecting smart gadgets and appliances to a localized home network. However, The Internet of Things itself is just one component

Financial

June 5, 2018

Bayer to ditch Monsanto name after mega-merger with US corporation

The Local | Source URL German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer will discard the name Monsanto when it takes over the controversial US seeds and pesticides producer this week, the group said on Monday. “Bayer will remain the name of the firm. Monsanto will be discontinued as the name of the
June 4, 2018

Big Tech has established a “kill zone” of business ideas that startups can’t get funded to try

Cory Doctorow | Boing Boing | Source URL In 2014, the Economist described a “Cambrian explosion” of tech startups trying every conceivable idea in every conceivable variation, competing to find better ways to deliver better services at lower costs; today it laments the “kill-zone” of business ideas that are unfundable, either because
June 3, 2018

Facebook Shareholders Accuse Zuckerberg of Running ‘Corporate Dictatorship’ and Condemn Data Privacy Scandal as ‘Human Rights Violation’

Julia Conley | Common Dreams | Source URL At a tense annual meeting, Facebook shareholders added their voices to the outcry that’s been directed at the social media giant over its recent user privacy scandal and what some suggested has been CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s outsized control over the company. “If
June 2, 2018

London street performers to be first in world to be paid with contactless cards

Travis Fedschun | Fox News | Source URL The next time you go to tip a street performer on the streets of London, go for your credit card instead of some cash. The city is rolling out a contactless pay system in what is being billed as a world first,
June 2, 2018

Visa card payments system goes down across the UK and Ireland

Millions of businesses across the UK and Ireland are unable to accept Visa card payments because of a “service disruption” Caroline Donnelly | Computerweekly | Source URL Millions of shops and businesses across the UK are unable to process Visa card payments due to a nationwide outage in the Visa
June 2, 2018

Visa outage: payment chaos after card network crashes – as it happened

Outage was a result of “hardware failure”, says Visa The Guardian | Source URL Visa said the outage was caused by a hardware failure and was not a result of “unauthorised access or malicious event”. Five hours after an initial statement, the company said its payment systems were almost back

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