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Updated  November 23, 2015     


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The root of the turmoil in Israel






The SeniorArk.com editor is Christian, a member of the Presbyterian Church. But we are deeply concerned about the 60+ year oppression of the Palestinians by Israel, and will from time-to-time call attention to this immoral and criminal behavior. Israel's illegal and immoral treatment of Palestinians, and the daily theft of their homes and land, must end. These 'crimes against humanity' need to cease. Compare the way the Nazis treated the Jews, and there appear to be similarities with what is happening to the Palestinians in 2015. We Americans are giving billions $$ to aid and abet Israel in this treatment.   We urge you   to do the research, and compare for yourselves. Then, let your feelings be known to your Congressional Rep, your Senators, and the President.


Israel approves 454 new settlement homes in East Jerusalem

Al Jazeera America - Reposted Nov 23, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has approved the marketing of land for the construction of 454 homes in two settlements in occupied East Jerusalem, a government official said on Tuesday.. Under international law, all Jewish settlements in the West Bank are considered illegal. Ramat Shlomo and Ramot are in a part of the occupied West Bank that Israel annexed to Jerusalem..

Thousands of Palestinian structures under Israeli demolition orders

DAWN.com - Reposted Nov 23, 2015  (How can the world and the U.S. allow this terror?)
JERUSALEM: Some 13,000 Palestinian structures in the West Bank are currently under Israeli demolition orders, leaving residents and homes “in a state of chronic uncertainty and threat”, the UN said on Monday.

Israel cuts water to Palestinian village, causing deaths of hundreds ...

International Middle East Media Center - Reposted - Nov 23, 2015

As an exceptionally hot summer heat-wave continues to drain the region's water supplies, this week Israeli water company Mekorot took the ... (Israel can cut off water to the Palestinian territories at will, killing animals, crops, and sometimes humans. Palestinians are rarely permitted to drill water wells in their own country, Israel being afraid it could affect their own wells. This is nothing short of Israeli government criminal behavior. Ask yourself how the world, and the U.S. allows this crime to continue.)

French Minister Warns Against Israeli Settlements

Eurasia Review- Reposted Nov 23, 2015

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Saturday urged the resumption of Middle East peace talks, AFP reported. The French minister also ...

Israel fails to protect Palestinians from settlers: Rights group

Press TV - Reposted Nov 23, 2015

This file photo shows armed Israeli settlers in the West Bank city of ... Israelis live in over 120 settlements built since Israel's occupation of the ...

Vatican officially recognizes the 'State of Palestine'

Washington Post - Reposted Nov 23, 2015
The Vatican concluded a treaty Wednesday that formally recognizes Palestinian statehood, a step that immediately drew criticism from the Israeli government and a warning that it harms the Middle East peace process.

Israel to expropriate (STEAL) West Bank land around...

Daily Times - Reposted Nov 23, 2015

JERUSALEM - Israel announced on Sunday that it will expropriate 400 hectares (988 acres) of Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank, angering the Palestinians and alarming Israeli peace campaigners.

White House: 'deep concern' over new settlement units  (Not deep enough, White House!)

Ynetnews - Reposted Nov 23, 2015

With tensions between Jerusalem and Washington running high, White House says Israel's announcement of some 400 new settler housing units undermine efforts to achieve peace. (For years Israel has stood with it's hand out for money, while at the same time smacking the U.S. with the other hand. This MUST END. This illegal and immoral behavior did not begin with Obama, but has shown itself for decades.






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Putin wants to turn page from Ukraine to Syria

Politico - Nov 2, 2015
Moscow, the U.S. and EU have a common enemy in ISIL, but Ukraine still divides them. 11/23/15, 5:30 AM CET. Paris, refugees, and Europe's hard borders.

Earthquakes between 4.1 and 6.2 magnitude strike Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nepal

Firstpost - Nov 23, 2015
A powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake on Sunday night shook the Pakistani capital of Islamabad and north-western areas of the country though there were no reports of casualties.

The Paris Climate Summit Is A Step Closer To Solving Global Warming

Science Times - Nov 23, 2015
There have been 138 world leaders that confirmed in attending the fast approaching climate talks in Paris. Just a week ago after the incident that claim at least 130 lives, a big event is about to happen in the city concerning talks about climate ...

CDC: United States sexually transmitted disease epidemic worsening

GazetteUnion.com - Nov 23, 2015
The number of cases for the three most common STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) in the United States is on the record high since 2006, it has been revealed recently.

The amazing health benefits of coffee you probably don't even know about

World Tech Today - Nov 22, 2015
A new study has cleared coffee drinking for pregnant women, and that's a good thing. A new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology has just provided some reassuring news to expecting mothers that coffee is actually...

Why everything we thought we knew about 'healthy' food could be wrong

The Independent - Nov 22, 2015
If you've ever tried out the latest diet fad only to find yourself gaining weight and feeling awful and wondered what you were doing wrong, scientists now have an explanation for you.

Ben Carson Further Defends Foreign Policy Credentials

ABC News - Nov 22, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson further defended his foreign policy credentials today, refuting claims that his lack of experience makes him unqualified to be commander in chief.

Italian Muslims Tell Terrorists to Stop Killing in the Name of Their God

Daily Beast - Nov 22, 2015
Muslim marches in Rome and Milan on Saturday called attention to the plight of peaceful Muslims. ROME—The #notinmyname Muslim march against terrorism was never destined to be a high-turnout event in Italy.

Cameron to set out Syria strategy to MPs within days

BBC News - Nov 22, 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron is to set out his strategy for Syria and tacking the Islamic State group in the region before MPs this week.

John Bel Edwards defeats David Vitter in Louisiana governor's race

Washington Post - Posted by SA Nov 22, 2015
Completing a longshot bid that ran counter to the conservative tide sweeping the Southern states, Democratic state Rep. John Bel Edwards was elected governor of Louisiana on Saturday, defeating his Republican rival, U.S.

The All-Too Common Mistakes People Make With Thanksgiving Turkey

Huffington Post - Nov 22, 2015
The problem with cooking up a Thanksgiving turkey is that there aren't many opportunities to practice. The need for making a huge bird really comes but once (maybe twice) a year.

US oil drillers cut rigs for 11th week in the last 12 -Baker Hughes

Reuters - Posted by SA Nov 22, 2015
Nov 20 U.S. energy firms cut oil rigs for an 11th week in the last 12 this week, data showed on Friday, a sign drillers were still waiting for higher prices before returning to the well pad en masse. (Drill baby drill doesn't work for the American consumer when the oil companies manipulate the prices higher.)

Lutz spruce from Alaska arrives on Capitol lawn

Winona Daily News -Nov 22, 2015
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The Capitol Lawn is now home to a Lutz spruce from Alaska. This is the first Capitol Christmas tree to come from the country's 49th state, The Alaska Public Radio Network reported

Scientists implant electronic circuits inside plants

Livemint - Nov 22, 2015
Augmenting plants with electronic functionality would make it possible to combine electric signals with the plant's own chemical processes.

Belgium warns of 'imminent terror threat'

News.com.au - Nov 21, 2015
TURKEY has detained a Belgian citizen of Moroccan origin on suspicion of links to the Paris attacks, the Dogan news agency reported.

Convicted spy Pollard is released after 30 years behind bars

Northwest Herald - Nov 21, 2015
Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard and his wife, Esther, leave the federal courthouse Friday in New York. Within hours of his release, Pollard's attorneys began a court challenge to terms of his parole.

Vladimir Putin's Massive, Triple-Decker War Room Revealed

NDTV - Nov 21, 2015
The fortified National Control Defense Center was Vladimir Putin's first stop after officials confirmed that the Russian charter jet crash that claimed 224 lives last month was the result of an act of terror.

Parts of Chicago area could see 6-13 inches of snow

Chicago Tribune - Nov 21, 2015
Snow falls as a pedestrian waits for a walk signal at the 3000 block of North Elston Avenue Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, in Chicago. Snow falls as a pedestrian waits for a walk signal at the 3000 block of North Elston Avenue Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, in Chicago.

Malaysian urges world leaders to confront Islamist extremists

Reuters - Nov 21, 2015
KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak called on world leaders to confront Islamist extremism, saying its "barbaric acts" do not represent any race or religion, as he opened a regional summit overshadowed by a spate of attacks around the ...

Why Do Young People Like Socialism More Than Older People?

NPR - Nov 21, 2015
Rain couldn't keep away hundreds of Georgetown University students on Thursday who waited hours outside for a chance to hear Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders explain his support for socialism.

Lottery player wins $1 million -- again

WDJT - Nov 21, 2015
Assailants with guns blazing on Friday attacked a hotel hosting diplomats and others in Mali's capital, leaving at least 21 people dead and trapping dozens in the building for hours, officials in the West African nation said.

Ben Carson: 'I hope that we have a database on everybody'

Washington Post - Nov 20, 2015
CONCORD, N.H. -- Ben Carson on Friday officially filed for New Hampshire's presidential primary, then waded through a bog of questions about whether special surveillance or "databases" were required to keep track of possible Muslims extremists.

Why fewer Mexicans are leaving their homeland for the US

Los Angeles Times - Posted by SA Nov 20, 2015
To its southern neighbor, the United States once represented hope, safety and prosperity. But with the effects of the Great Recession still lingering and tougher enforcement along the U.S.

S&P Posts Biggest Weekly Gain of 2015

Fox Business - Nov 20, 2015
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 91 points, or 0.51% to 17823. The S&P 500 gained 7 points, or 0.39% to 2089, while the Nasdaq Composite added 31 points, or 0.62% to 5104.

Mali hotel attack: At least 21 dead; attackers still inside, army says

CNN - Nov 20, 2015
(CNN) [Breaking news update, published at 2:18 p.m. ET]. A total of 21 people were killed in Friday's attack on the Radisson Blu Hotel in the Mali capital of Bamako, United Nations spokesman Olivier Salgado said.

Is Black Friday dying?

Chicago Tribune - Nov 20, 2015
Black Friday shopping this year will continue to have sizzle for the serious shopper, but the urgency to hit the stores early could be diminished because doorbuster deals won't happen only on Friday - and won't necessarily involve doors, as more ...

Deforestation May Threaten Majority of Amazon Tree Species, Study Finds

New York Times - Nov 20, 2015
Deforestation threatens more than half of all tree species in the Amazon, a new study suggests. Researchers, whose work was published Friday in the journal Science Advances, studied the status of more than 15,000 Amazonian tree species, including the ...

Remains of a 400-million-year-old tropical forest found in Norway

UPI.com - Nov 20, 2015
"These fossil forests shows us what the vegetation and landscape were like on the equator 380 million years ago," said researcher Chris Berry.

Report Highlights Concerns on Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbugs' in Farm Animals

ABC News - Posted by SA Nov 21, 2015
Animals raised with no antibiotics are less likely to contain drug-resistant "superbug" bacteria than those routinely given antibiotics, according to a new report.

Pigeons Likely To Help Detect Breast Cancer In The Future, Find Out How

iSchoolGuide - Nov 21, 2015
Study show that pigeons have the ability to detect cancer cells. A discovery that scientists claim to help cancer detection in the future.

Novartis to pay $390 million in US settlement over pharmacy kickbacks

Reuters - Nov 21, 2015
WASHINGTON Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp will pay $390 million to settle U.S. charges that it paid specialty pharmacies illegal kickbacks in exchange for inducing patients to refill certain medications, according to an accord announced Friday.

There Really Is No 'One Size Fits All' Diet Plan, According To Study

Huffington Post - Nov 20, 2015
And that could be the reason you're not losing any weight on that diet. Headshot of Anna Almendrala Share on Pinterest. Anna Almendrala Healthy Living Senior Editor, Huffington Post.

FDA Approves Takeda Drug for Blood Cancer Multiple Myeloma

New York Times - Nov 20 - 2015
NEW YORK - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a third drug to treat multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer.

Alarming new 'superbug' gene found

Herald Sun - Nov 19, 2015
A new gene that makes bacteria highly resistant to a last-resort class of antibiotics has been found in people and pigs in China - including in samples of bacteria with epidemic potential.

Genetically Modified Salmon Is Safe to Eat and Can Be Sold In US, FDA Says

NBCNews.com - Nov 19, 2015
Salmon genetically modified to grow faster is safe to eat and may be sold in the United States, federal regulators said Thursday. Companies can voluntarily label the salmon as genetically modified, or GM, but they don't have to, the Food and Drug ...

Beijing vows justice after Islamic State claims it has executed Chinese ...

Channel News Asia - Nov 19, 2015
Islamic State said it had killed a Norwegian and a Chinese captive, showing what appeared to be pictures of the dead men under a banner reading "Executed".

Carbon taxes and public transport : UN showcases best ways of slashing CO2

Business Green - Nov 19, 2015
Norway's carbon tax and South Korea's smart grid initiative have been hailed as some of the best options for countries seeking new ways to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

Here comes the climate cliff

Politico - Nov 19, 2015
With help from Darius Dixon and Kalina Oroschakoff. LET'S JUMP OFF THAT CLIMATE CLIFF WHEN WE COME TO IT: A calendar coincidence may have given Congressional Republicans some additional leverage in their quest to derail President Obama's ...

Ben Carson's campaign made a US map and put a bunch of states in the wrong place

Washington Post - Nov 19, 2015
Happy Geography Awareness Week! Recognizing that "too many young Americans are unable to make effective decisions, understand geo-spatial issues, or even recognize their impacts as global citizens," National Geographic created this annual ...

US jobless claims fall; mid-Atlantic factory activity picks up

Reuters n- Nov 19, 2015
WASHINGTON The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to a fairly robust labor market. Other data on Thursday showed a slight pick-up in factory activity in the mid-Atlantic region in November after two straight ...

Galactic Monster Mystery Revealed in Ancient Universe

Discovery News - Nov 19, 2015
Astronomers have detected something baffling at the furthest frontiers of our observable universe: massive galaxies -- lots of massive galaxies -- that shouldn't even exist.

Record power outages after 71 mph windstorm pummels Spokane, killing 2

The Seattle Times - Nov 18, 2015
Tiar Atoi, 19, is tossed to the ground by high winds as he waits to catch a bus Tuesday in Spokane.

Police say raid underway in Paris suburb as witnesses report gunfire

CNN - Nov 18, 2015
Paris (CNN) Witnesses have reported gunfire amid a police raid in the northern Paris suburb of Saint-Denis as authorities hunt for two suspects from Friday's deadly terrorist attacks who are believed to be at large.

From sober to bellicose, Republicans differ in tone on terror threat

Miami Herald - Nov 18, 2015
There is broad if inchoate agreement within the Republican Party about how the United States should respond to the Paris attacks: ramp up military engagement to defeat Islamic State terrorists and close the door to some if not all Syrian refugees.

Obama turns up heat again on China's assertiveness in South China Sea

USA TODAY - Nov 18, 2015
MANILA - President Obama turned up the heat again on China's growing assertiveness in the South China Sea on Wednesday as world leaders gathered here for the start of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit meeting.

Iran begins dismantling uranium-enrichment equipment: IAEA

Reuters - Nov 18, 2015
VIENNA Iran has begun dismantling centrifuges at its two main uranium enrichment sites in accordance with a deal struck with major powers this summer, the U.N.

These are the stores that will offer the best Black Friday deals this year

Dansville-Genesee Country Express - Nov 18, 2015
The biggest shopping blitz of the year, Black Friday, is quickly approaching. Ahead of the holiday, WalletHub has analyzed 8,000 Black Friday deals across 30 major US retailers to find out who is offering the deepest discounts this year.

Two Air France flights from US to Paris diverted: FAA

Reuters - Nov 18, 2015
LOS ANGELES Two Air France flights en route to Paris from the United States were diverted on Tuesday following anonymous bomb threats, and hundreds of passengers and crew were safely removed, the airline and the Federal Aviation Administration said.

Operation Christmas Child delivers gifts across the globe

TimesOnline.com - Nov 18, 2015
Marcia Smorada of Franklin Township, center, is the drop-off site coordinator for Operation Christmas Child at Calvin Presbyterian Church in Ellwood City.

US, Cuba Sign First Environmental Accord Since Thaw

New York Times - Nov 18, 2015
HAVANA - The United States and Cuba signed an agreement Wednesday to join forces and protect the vast array of fish and corals both countries separated by just 90 miles (140 kilometers) of water share in common, the first environmental accord since ...

Lost Sense Of Smell A Warning Sign For Early Alzheimer's

Immortal News - Nov 18, 2015
A failing sense of smell could mark the start of memory problems and even Alzheimer's disease according to a new study. According to the report, researchers found that older adults who had the worst sense of smell tested more than twice as likely to ...

Global drug spending to hit $1.4 trillion in 2020: IMS

Reuters- Nov 18, 2015
Global spending on medicines will reach $1.4 trillion in 2020, driven by increased healthcare access in emerging markets and high-priced new drugs for cancer and other diseases, according to a forecast by IMS Health released on Wednesday.

Coffee drinkers less likely to die prematurely from certain diseases: Study

IBNLive - Nov 17, 2015
Miami: People who report drinking three to five cups of coffee per day are less likely to die prematurely from heart disease, suicide, diabetes or Parkinson's disease, US researchers said Monday.

Studies Find Declines in Screening and Early Detection of Prostate Cancer

New York Times - Nov 17, 2015
Fewer men are being screened for prostate cancer, and fewer early-stage cases are being detected, according to two studies published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Could This Alcoholism Drug Cure HIV?

Daily Beast - Nov 17, 2015
A drug used to fight alcohol abuse also brings dormant HIV out of hiding. Shop ▾. A drug used to treat alcoholism is likely a “game changer” in the fight to cure HIV.

Leading Doctors' Group Wants to Ban Prescription Drug Ads

Philly.com - Nov 17, 2015
Direct-to-consumer advertising for prescription drugs and medical devices drives up health care costs and should be banned, the American Medical Association said Tuesday.

Russia Says Bomb Downed Plane in Egypt and Intensifies Attacks on ISIS

New York Times - Nov 17, 2015
MOSCOW - Russia said for the first time on Tuesday that a bomb aboard a Russian charter jet full of vacationers caused the aircraft's destruction more than two weeks ago over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, and the Kremlin responded immediately by escalating ...

Israel approves 454 new settlement homes in East Jerusalem

Al Jazeera America - Nov 17, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has approved the marketing of land for the construction of 454 homes in two settlements in occupied East Jerusalem, a government official said on Tuesday.. Under international law, all Jewish settlements in the West Bank are considered illegal. Ramat Shlomo and Ramot are in a part of the occupied West Bank that Israel annexed to Jerusalem...

Spain issues arrest warrant for Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu over deadly 2010 Flotilla Raid

Fox News - Nov 17, 2015
Pro-Palestinian activists wave Turkish and Palestinian flags during the welcoming ceremony for cruise liner Mavi Marmara at the Sarayburnu port of Istanbul.

Indiana Pastor Speaks of His Heartbreak Over Pregnant Wife's Murder

ABC News = Nov 17, 2015
The Indiana pastor whose pregnant wife was fatally shot in what authorities say was a home invasion spoke out for the first time about his heartbreak.

Strong Sales at Walmart, Home Depot and TJX

New York Times - Nov 17, 2015
Robust sales numbers from Walmart, Home Depot and TJX on Tuesday are helping to ease concerns over the American consumer's health in the countdown to the Black Friday sales.

LA Auto Show: Chevy and Volvo grab Motor Trend awards for 2016 model year

OCRegister - Nov 17, 2015
The Chevrolet Camaro was named Motor Trend's top car of the 2016 model year, beating out the BMW 7 Series, Honda Civic, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Toyota Mirai, among others.

Billions of People Depend on Water From Shrinking Snowpacks

New York Times - Nov 17, 2015
Snowpacks are a vital source of water for humans, but they may shrink in some regions as the climate warms. A new study estimates how changes in showfall will affect water supplies.

Bill Nye the Science Guy Knows How to Fix Climate Change

National Geographic - Nov 17, 2015
We've already got everything we need, says Nye. We just need to do it. picture of Bill Nye. Bill Nye poses next to the solar water heating panel on the roof of his house in Los Angeles.

Paris attacks: 'France is at war,' Hollande says

CNN - Nov 16, 2015
Paris (CNN) [Breaking news update at 10:36 a.m.]. French President Francois Hollande will propose a law extending the country's state of emergency for three months, he said Monday in an address to parliament.

CIA working 'feverishly' to prevent more attacks like Paris

USA TODAY - Nov 16, 2015
WASHINGTON - The Islamic State likely planned its attacks in Paris for months, and the terror group could follow with other attempts that the U.S.

ExxonMobil and the Distortion of Climate Science

Huffington Post - Nov 16, 2015
New York state's attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, and US Rep. Ted Lieu (D) of California are both looking into whether the world's largest publicly traded oil and gas company intentionally misled the public and company shareholders about its own ...

United Nations Chief to Visit North Korea, Report Says

Wall Street Journal - Nov 16, 2015
SEOUL—The head of the United Nations plans to visit North Korea this week, a South Korean media report said Monday, a trip that would be the first in over 20 years by a U.N.

Tornado strikes Central California town, damages homes

Miami Herald - Nov 16, 2015
A rare tornado struck a Central California town on Sunday, tearing roofing and walls, knocking down trees and power lines and damaging gas lines.

Lebanon Arrests Nine Suspects in Connection with Beirut Bombings

TIME - Nov 16, 2015
Lebanese army soldiers and security forces gather as Lebanese and Hezbollah flags are erected at the Aziz Taher—Reuters Lebanese army soldiers and security forces gather as Lebanese and Hezbollah flags are erected at the site of the two explosions ...

Weapons stolen from Massachusetts Army Reserve building

Fox News - Nov 16, 2015
This photo shows the exterior of the U.S. Army Reserve Center in Worcester, Mass. Authorities said Sunday that a number of weapons were stolen from the facility following an overnight break-in (WFXT).

Marriott becomes world's largest hotelier, buying Starwood

Washington Post - Nov 16, 2015
NEW YORK - Hotel behemoth Marriott International is becoming even larger, taking over rival chain Starwood in a $12.2 billion deal that will catapult it to become the world's largest hotelier by a wide margin.

How Retirement Benefits Will Change in 2016

U.S. News & World Report - Nov 16, 2015
While a new type of retirement account will emerge, several Social Security claiming options will soon disappear. Piggy Bank and calendar.

Crispy toasts or fries increases the risks of cancer

Insight Ticker - Nov 16, 2015
The Food Standards Agency has classified acrylamide as a genotoxic carcinogen due to the chemical's potential of affecting the DNA in cells and causing cancer because of the modifications it does to the genetic...

Medicare Guide: Tips for slashing your Medicare bills

New York Daily News - Nov 16, 2015
It may seem overwhelming to start shopping for a new Medicare plan, especially for those people who have stayed in the same plan for several years.

Frustrated about quitting smoking? Try these bizarre tricks instead

Morning Ticker - Nov 15, 2015
Smoking rates are plummeting across the country -- so why are you having such a hard time quitting? As we recently reported, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just gave us some great news: over the past decade, smoking prevalence among ..

Having a fat belly is worse than being overweight (+Video)

Nature World Report - Nov 15, 2015
New study reveals that an apple-shaped body is more dangerous than a pear-shaped body. Findings of the study have been published in Annals of Internal Medicine.

Exclusive: US drug benefit managers clamp down on specialty pharmacies

Reuters - Nov 15, 2015
NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES In recent days, the largest U.S. managers of private prescription drug benefits have cut off at least eight pharmacies that work closely with drugmakers, intensifying scrutiny of a system that helps inflate drug prices, officials ...

At G20, Obama vows renewed effort to eliminate Islamic State

Reuters - Nov 15, 2015
BELEK, Turkey U.S. President Barack Obama vowed on Sunday to step up efforts to eliminate Islamic State in Syria and prevent it from carrying out attacks like those in Paris, while European leaders urged Russia to focus its military efforts...

Pentagon: US, France Agree On 'Concrete Steps' Against IS

DefenseNews.com - Nov 15, 2015
WASHINGTON - The defense ministers of France and the United States agreed Sunday on “concrete steps” to intensify cooperation against the Islamic State group, the Pentagon said.

Chinese scientist invented a new stealth material to hide from radar systems

Tampa Bay Review - Nov 15, 2015
Microwave energy is beamed out by Radar systems and anything that would reflect it would be detected. Something through which these waves would be absorbed would succeed in being unnoticed and it is the belief of the team that this can be done by the ...

Poll: Who won the second Democratic debate?

CBS News - Nov 15, 2015
Immediately after Saturday night's Democratic debate, CBS News interviewed a nationally representative sample of debate watchers assembled by GfK's Knowledge Panel who ...

Holiday malaise for establishment Republicans as Carson, Trump surge

Washington Post - Nov 15, 2015
The Iowa caucuses are 11 weeks away. That is a lifetime in a political campaign. Except that it's really not. The campaign is about to enter its holiday period - a time when people, including Iowans and New Hampshire types, start paying...

Retailers brace for lackluster holiday shopping season as stock market dips

MLive.com - Nov 15, 2015
Trader Thomas Ferrigno, left, works Friday on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The stock market dipped after investors feared holiday sales would slump.

Global Oil Demand Growth to Slow in 2016

Ledger Gazette - Nov 15, 2015
According to OPEC, OECD stock levels now deviate from the five-year average by 210 million barrels. Driving the move lower is “evidence of a general economic slowdown outside the USA, combined with supply gluts in many different commodities”, said Bill ...

Global markets brace for short-lived jolt after Paris attacks

Reuters - Nov 15, 2015
SYDNEY/TOKYO/PARIS Global stocks are set for a short-term sell-off on Monday after Islamist militants launched coordinated attacks across Paris that killed 129 people, but few strategists expect a prolonged economic impact or change in prevailing ...

Here's the bizarre reason tiny critters survive mass extinctions

Morning Ticker - Nov 15, 2015
Big animals get wiped out right away, and we probably wouldn't do well either -- but why is this the case? An alarming new study has bad news for us, and other relatively large vertebrates - we probably would get wiped out in a mass extinction event.

Scientists Develop First “Porous Liquid”

Pioneer News - Nov 15, 2015
Presently, scientists out of the Queen's University, Belfast, have invented the world's very first “porous liquid.” Ok, you are probably wondering how this is possible; after all, porous materials are those which look solid at first glance but actually ...

Large Area of Northern Hemisphere to Suffer Water Shortage Due To Shrinking

Ledger Gazette - Nov 14, 2015
Around 2 billion people across the world depend on northern hemisphere for their water supplies. The basins take in large parts of the American West, southern Europe, the Mideast and central Asia.

Francois Hollande: Paris attacks were ISIL 'act of war'

USA TODAY - Nov 14, 2015
PARIS - The Islamic State claimed responsibility Saturday for a "blessed battle" of revenge in the killing of at least 127 people in multiple terror attacks.

Seven dead after high speed train catches fire and derails in France

Irish Independent - Nov 14, 2015
Rescue workers search the wreckage of a test TGV train that derailed and crashed in a canal outside Eckwersheim near Strasbourg, eastern France, November 14, 2015.

How ISIS Uses Disaffected Europeans to Justify Its Message

TIME - Nov 14, 2015
Jihadi John, the British Islamic State militant who was likely identified via DNA by the American and British authorities last year as Mohammed Emwazi, must always have known that this is how his Syrian adventure would end: dead in the street in his ...

US B-52 bombers fly near China's 'disputed' isles

The Nation - Nov 14, 2015
WASHINGTON - Two US B-52 bombers flew close to disputed islands in the South China Sea claimed by Beijing and were given verbal warnings from a Chinese air traffic controller, the Pentagon said Thursday.

Stunned Generals Make Way for Suu Kyi

Wall Street Journal - Nov 14, 2015
YANGON, Myanmar—The army-backed party contesting Myanmar's elections campaigned hard. Generals shed their uniforms to contest the polls, as the party drummed up economic successes under the junta's decadeslong stewardship and warned of a ...

1 Dead, 2 Injured in California Gas Line Explosion

ABC News - Nov 14, 2015
A ruptured natural gas line exploded on Friday in rural Central California, sending flames 200 feet into the air, killing one person and injuring two others before it was shut down, authorities said.

Trump compares Carson to child molester, faces backlash

Fox News - Nov 14, 2015
Donald Trump unloaded on the rest of the GOP field Thursday during a nearly 95-minute, insult-laden speech that veered from comparing Ben Carson to a child molester to asking how "stupid" voters are to believe his personal narrative -- and already has ...

Weak retail sales suggest moderate fourth-quarter economic growth

Reuters - Nov 14, 2015
WASHINGTON U.S. retail sales rose less than expected in October amid a surprise decline in automobile purchases, suggesting a slowdown in consumer spending that could temper expectations of a strong pickup in fourth-quarter economic growth.

France Says It's 'Essential' To Fight Global Warming In Wake Of Paris Terror ...

Daily Caller - Nov 14, 2015
The United Nations will still hold its global warming summit in Paris this month despite deadly terror attacks that rocked the French capital Friday night.

A mass extinction once replaced giant fish with tiny ones—and it could be ...

Quartz - Nov 14, 2015
When big fish that dominate the seas suddenly disappear, small fish take over—and stay on top for hundreds of millions of years. At least, that’s what happened after a mass extinction some 359 million years ago. Thanks to over-fishing, scientists worry it could be happening again.



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