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“Let the Headlines Speak”
by From the Internet   
April 26th, 2016

EU FALLING APART: Former Italy PM warns bloc DISINTEGRATING which could spark WAR
“The EU is going through a crisis which leads me and others for the first time to consider whether we are not heading towards disintegration. “The EU has never been hit by such a high number of different crises of this gravity.  

Military Buildup? Turkey Deploys Missile Systems on Border With Syria
The Turkish army has pulled additional forces to the border with Syria, placing several rocket launchers near the Turkish city of Kilis, local media reported.  

Clashes break out on Temple Mount after Jews bow down
A protest erupted on Tuesday morning on the Temple Mount after several Jews visiting the site began prostrating themselves and began reciting Jewish prayers which are strictly forbidden under current agreements between Israel and the Waqf.  

Iran and Russia move closer but their alliance has limits
Tehran had cause to celebrate: the Kremlin's decision a year ago to press ahead with the stalled sale of the S-300 system was the first clear evidence of a growing partnership between Russia and Iran that has since turned the tide in Syria's civil war and is testing U.S. influence in the Middle East.  

ISIS fighters in Sweden to attack ‘civilian targets’ in Stockholm - reports
Swedish security services are on high alert in connection with a potential terror threat, officials said. Reports in Swedish media say several Islamic State fighters have arrived in Sweden to carry out attacks on civilian targets in the capital Stockholm.  

British MP called to ethnically cleanse Israeli Jews
UK Labour Party MP Naz Shah has declared that all Israeli Jews should be "relocated" to the United States. She even suggested that the British government could pay for the "transportation costs" of removing Jews from the Middle East.  

Saudi general: 'If Netanyahu accepts the Arab Peace Initiative, we’ll open an embassy in Israel'
Anwar Eshki, a retired Major General in the Saudi army said in an interview with AL-Jazeera that he opposes arming the Palestinians, "like Iran does," because it will be counterproductive.  

SOLAR SECTOR BOUNDARY CROSSING
On April 28th, probably late in the day, Earth will cross a fold in the heliospheric current sheet--a vast wavy structure in interplanetary space separating regions of opposite magnetic polarity. The crossing could trigger geomagnetic activity and auroras around Earth's poles  

Blowing Dust Causes Pileup; I-10 Closed for 62 Miles in Arizona, New Mexico
Blowing dust in southeastern Arizona caused a pileup along Interstate 10 Monday afternoon, closing down a 62-mile stretch of the freeway , according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. The westbound side of I-10 was closed off near San Simon, about 15 miles from the New Mexico state line after two tractor trailers collided.  

California Firearm Owners Brace For ‘Gun-Megeddon’
The package of 10 gun control bills, which opponents are calling "Gun-Megeddon," has firearms owners fearful of losing their Second Amendment right to bear arms. "Gun-Megeddon is definitely coming to pass," said Craig DeLuz of the Firearms Policy Coalition.  

White House says it will offer largest military package in US history
The United States plans to offer Israel the largest military assistance package in US history, according to an Obama administration official. "We are prepared to sign an MOU (memorandum of understanding) with Israel that would constitute the largest single pledge of military assistance to any country in US history," a White House official told Reuters.  

Iraq: Sadr supporters in mass protest for political reform
Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Iraq's capital, Baghdad, in protest at a months-long political crisis and lack of reform. Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr has asked his supporters to march towards the Green Zone, where the government is based. He wants Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to press ahead with his plan to replace ministers appointed on the basis of political affiliation with technocrats.  

Egypt Clamps Down on Protests Over Red Sea Islands
Authorities acted quickly to suppress demonstrations only days after the biggest protests in a year Egyptian security forces quickly snuffed out a series of protests across Cairo against the government’s decision to transfer control of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.  

France wins $40 billion Australian submarine contract
Australia has awarded the A$50 billion ($40 billion) contract to build the country's new fleet of submarines to French naval contractor DCNS, sources said on Tuesday, dealing a major blow to Japan's nascent defense export industry.  

Palestinian Authority backs convicted killer for Nobel Peace Prize
Palestinian leaders have offered up an unlikely candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize: A man serving five life sentences for murder. Marwan Barghouti, who founded al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades and is called “the Palestinian Mandela,” was convicted in 2004 of five counts of murder – including a 2002 attack at a Tel Aviv seafood market in which three civilians were killed. While in prison, he has toyed with running for president and polls suggest he would win if it were up to the voters.  

Canadian executed by Islamic militants in Philippines: Trudeau
Islamic militants in the Philippines have executed a Canadian hostage, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday, after the Filipino authorities said they had found the head of a foreign man on a remote island.  

Iran unveils new main battle tank made from US and Chinese designs from the 1960s
Earlier this month, Iran unveiled a new main battle tank, the Tiam, that appears to be a mashup of Chinese and US tanks from the 1960s, The Diplomat reports. The tank appears to have the main hull and engine of the US' M47M Patton, a variation of the M47 Patton made in the early 1960s, and the turret of China's type 59/69 tank, first produced in 1958.  

University backs down – removes Jesus dartboard
After an outcry was raised by students, potential students, alumni and the general public, Rutgers University has removed a “provocative and controversial” piece of artwork from the campus library. The art piece, entitled “Vitruvian Man,” featured Jesus hanging from a dartboard rather than a cross. Instead of nails, red darts were placed in his chest, hands and feet, with blood dripping from the stab wounds.  

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