Kimberly’s News Picks – 12/20/2016


Russian Ambassador to Turkey Shot Dead By Muslim Terrorist Screaming “Aleppo”

The assassin was a Turkish police officer named Mert Altintas who fired up to five bullets into the Russian ambassador at point blank range. Altintas yelled “allaha akbar” repeatedly, while waving his gun around and raging about what was happening in Allepo. He was eventually shot dead by security.

This assassination is an scary reminder of the deadliest conflict in human history was sparked when Archduke Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by Yugoslav nationalist Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914.

Putin: Russian ambassador’s murder aimed at undermining Syria peace process
Guess who Putin thinks is undermining the Syrian peace process?

Obama Pins Blame for ‘Atrocities’ in Aleppo on Assad, Russia

What’s happening in Aleppo?

For The First Time Since Yom Kippur War, Syria To Call Up Army Reserves



UN-backed $547 million appeal launched for humanitarian needs in Occupied Palestinian Territory

“International support is critical to continue providing relief to vulnerable Palestinians,” said the UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Aid and Development Activities, Robert Piper, in a joint press release with the Minister of Social Development of the State of Palestine, Ibrahim AlShaer, and issued by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

“But we are just trying to buy time – this humanitarian response must be coupled with bold political action to bring the world’s most protracted protection crisis to a close,” added Mr. Piper.

UN ambassadors visit Israeli settlement

After Aleppo Victory, Assad Could Try to Retake Israel Border Area

Conference on the ICC and Israel: To cooperate or not to cooperate?


Italian government to request bank bailout funds from parliament

The Italian government is laying the groundwork for a potential €20bn rescue of the country’s most troubled banks, including Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS). A government statement issued late on Monday night said that the prime minister, Paolo Gentiloni, had convened a cabinet meeting to request the funds from parliament. The statement said: “[It] could be necessary to adopt measures with the aim of protecting savers if there were risks in the financial sector”. The vote in parliament could happen as soon as Wednesday, according to the Italian news agency Ansa. The news signals that a multi-billion euro refinancing of MPS could occur within days. Seven other banks that are struggling under the weight of bad loans amounting to billions of euros may also require government recapitalisation.

European stocks drop from 2016 high as bank rally pauses


Trump wins electoral college amid nationwide protests


‘Every migrant is a human being with human rights,’ says UN chief on International Day

Despite appearances and media spin, “migration does not have to be chaotic or seem like an invasion,” and as yet another turbulent year for millions of people on the move comes to an end, the United Nations is marking International Migrants Day with a worldwide call for more cooperation and a resolute rejection of intolerance and policies driven by xenophobic rhetoric. An invasion is exactly what is happening. It is intentional and will lead to war between Esau and Jacob in every major city on earth eventually.

Berlin Christmas market attack

Germany’s interior minister, Thomas de Maizière, is giving a press conference in Berlin. He says 18 people were “very seriously injured” in the attack, according to a BBC translation. A spokesman for Berlin’s office for refugee affairs has confirmed that police conducted a search overnight at a large shelter for asylum seekers at the city’s defunct Tempelhof airport. Four men in their late 20s were questioned but nobody was arrested, Sascha Langenbach told the Associated Press.

Berlin Christmas Market Was Target of Terrorist Attack, Angela Merkel Says

‘Blood, bodies everywhere’ at Berlin Christmas market

What we know about the Berlin Christmas market attacker

Saudi Arabia Switches From Islamic Calendar To Jesus Birth Date-Based Gregorian


6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Peru, No Injuries Reported

Strong Earthquakes Rattle Coast of Ecuador

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