Rome provides a “neutral brokerage” where religious leaders can work together for peace, says Jerry White, the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations. ...The type of violence growing in the world is “religion related,” says White. “Religion is a vocabulary that is being used, even every day as we look in the paper, to justify violence.” For this reason, “religion has to be part of the solution.”
...became the first openly gay CEO on the Fortune 500 list ...Cook—one of the most recognizable figures in the business world—can help pave the way to a world where they can be more open.
According to the statement, it was the first operational test launch of Bulava in line with the program of combat training. All previous launches were part of development testing. The three-stage Bulava SLBM carries up to 10 independent warheads and has a range of 8,000 kilometers (5,000 miles).
Under heavy pressure and the threat of new Israeli-Palestinian strife, Israel announced on Thursday that it would reopen a contested holy site in the Old City of Jerusalem on Friday morning, a day after closing it for the first time in years. ...was the first complete closing of the site since 2000, when a visit by Ariel Sharon — who was then the leader of the opposition in Parliament — helped set off the second Palestinian intifada. ...“Jordan is finding it hard to explain to its people that it is in its interest to maintain the peace treaty and defend it,”
Israel recalled its ambassador to Sweden, Isaac Bachmann, in response. In a statement, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said the recognition was “an unfortunate decision which strengthens radical elements and Palestinian recalcitrance.”
Gov. Paul LePage said Thursday that talks with nurse Kaci Hickox had broken down and that he is ready to exercise the "full extent" of his authority to force her to adhere to a 21-day quarantine aimed at Ebola health workers.
Ben-Dahan called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich to impose order immediately and to restore security and sovereignty to the capital.
A U.N. official warned in an emergency meeting of the Security Council on Wednesday that Israel's plans for further settlements in east Jerusalem threaten the viability of the future Palestinian state. Close ally the United States also warned against Israel's plans. The council met at the request of member Jordan on behalf of the Palestinians, who are insisting upon a halt to such settlement efforts.
“This dangerous Israeli escalation is a declaration of war on the Palestinian people and its sacred places and on the Arab and Islamic nation,” Abbas’s spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina quoted him as saying.
Some of Donetsk's boiler stations that provide heat to homes are situated on the front line of fighting. Accessing them to switch on the heating - if the equipment is intact - is simply too dangerous, Zuyev says. ...As of Tuesday, nearly 2,000 private houses and several dozens of apartment blocks were without electricity, while 49 villages and 3 towns in the region were partly or fully cut off
...it issued a blanket ban on visas from West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak, making it the first rich nation to shut its doors to the region.
Houston city attorneys have withdrawn subpoenas that sought speeches and other information from five pastors who publicly opposed an ordinance banning discrimination of gay and transgender residents, the mayor said Wednesday.
...tracked Russian strategic bombers over the Atlantic and Black Sea on Wednesday and sorties of fighters over the Baltic in what the Western alliance called an unusual burst of activity at a tense time in East-West relations. ...there had been no violation of NATO airspace -- as there was last week when a Russian spy plane briefly crossed Estonia's border. But such high numbers of sorties in one day were, he said, rare in recent years.
10/29/2014, theeconomiccollapseblog.com, By Michael Snyder
If that sounds like "cheating" to you, that is because it is cheating. If you or I tried to print money, we would be put in prison. When the Federal Reserve does it, it is called "economic stimulus". ...what all of this "easy money" has done is fuel the greatest stock market bubble in history.
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"When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so," Francis said.
Editor: 1 Timothy 6:20 - "O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called." Profane Francis babbles not only about the profane queen of heaven, but also blasphemes and lies about God and His Creation!
Elaborating on the procedures, Cuomo said health-care workers who have been in contact with Ebola patients but do not show symptoms of the deadly virus can return to their homes but will be forced to remain there while being monitored by state health officials for symptoms. He said those being monitored can interact with family and friends.
Droplet spread happens when germs traveling inside droplets that are coughed or sneezed from a sick person enter the eyes, nose, or mouth of another person. Droplets travel short distances, less than 3 feet (1 meter) from one person to another.
A strong X2.0 solar flare, now the sixth X-Class event around region 2192, was detected at 14:47 UTC Monday morning (Oct 27). The event triggered a strong R3 radio black on the sunlit side of Earth. So far the event does not appear to be eruptive, meaning a noteworthy CME is not expected.
As a result of the recent escalation of terror and violence in Jerusalem, law enforcement agencies are working Sunday to bring more security forces to the capital. An additional 1,000 Israeli Police and Border Patrol forces will be on hand to oversee security in eastern Jerusalem. ...The tensions continued last night, when Palestinian youths clashed with security forces in several neighborhoods of eastern Jerusalem.
Cuomo did not specify how the quarantine would be enforced if someone challenged it and did not say if a traveler could be subject to arrest for refusing to cooperate.
Fifth X-Class flare observed around region 2192, this time an X2.0 at 10:56 UTC / Oct. 26th. Strong R3 radio blackout observed on sunlit side of Earth. A noteworthy CME does not appear to be associated with the latest event.
...declared a three-month state of emergency would begin Saturday in the north and centre of the Sinai Peninsula after a suicide car bombing killed 30 soldiers. ...The decision was also taken to close the Rafah crossing into the Gaza Strip, the only route into the Palestinian territory not controlled by Israel.
...accused the United States on Friday of trying to “reshape the whole world” for its benefit, in a fiery speech that was one of the most anti-American of his 15 years as Russia’s paramount leader. ...In nationally broadcast remarks that lasted nearly three hours ...Russia “is not asking anyone for permission” in its conduct of world affairs, Putin said. ...faulted the United States for a rise in global terrorism, a resumption of a global arms race and a general worsening of global security.
Despite its technological twist on the old allotment booklet, Venezuela’s new program of rationing is infuriating consumers who say it creates tiresome waits, doesn’t relieve shortages and overlooks the far-reaching economic overhauls the country needs to resolve the problem. ... only 30% of the normal level of basic, price-controlled goods were available in a select group of Caracas supermarkets...
New York, New Jersey and Connecticut instituted involuntary 21-day quarantines Friday on health-care workers returning from West Africa, stoking a debate over how to prevent the spread of Ebola without impeding humanitarian aid to the stricken region.
Sunspot 2192 unleashed the sixth strongest solar flare of the current solar cycle, a major X3.1 solar flare peaking at 21:40 UTC on Friday evening. To our surprise, just like all previous events around 2192, little to no CME appears to be associated. More updates to follow if necessary.
Heath officials have repeatedly given assurances that the disease is spread only by direct contact with bodily fluids ...and that the virus survives on dry surfaces for only a matter of hours.
Engineers with FOX 5 say the alert can only be activated by the President in times of emergency. U-Verse engineers tell FOX 5 staff the message appeared on screens around Atlanta, Detroit, Michigan and Austin, Texas. ...There are no known actual emergency alerts that would have prompted activation
In a video published by the Daily Mail and broadcast on CNN, the unidentified officers can be seen discarding a mask, gloves and yellow police tape in the garbage can in Harlem, where the 33-year-old doctor lives.
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