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Chinese Communist Party leader traveled to the South China Sea on Thursday to preside over what state media are calling “the countrys largest ever maritime military parade,” a series of exercises meant to intimidate rival powers in a region where Beijing has illegally colonized foreign territory.

byFrances Martel13 Apr 2018, 11:46 AM PDT0

Digital currency bitcoin and other virtual currencies are drawing more attention from regulators who say they need more oversight given they risks they pose to consumers and potentially to the financial system

A religious advisor has announced that Bitcoin is compliant with Shariah law, according to a report.

byTom Ciccotta13 Apr 2018, 11:36 AM PDT0

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump may meet before the end of May -- but Pyongyang is keeping quiet about it

American President Donald Trump expressed optimism about a planned meeting with North Koreas dictator Kim Jong-un to occur in May or early June, telling reporters on Thursday, “I think it will be terrific.”

byFrances Martel13 Apr 2018, 10:59 AM PDT0

Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg

Following CEO Mark Zuckerbergs testimony before Congress, Facebook is facing yet another internal investigation relating to user privacy issues.

byLucas Nolan13 Apr 2018, 10:03 AM PDT0

2937762 09/16/2016 September 16, 2016. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the meeting of the CIS Council of Heads of State in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Grigoriy Sisoev/Sputnik via AP

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov claimed on Friday that Russian experts have “found no traces of chemical weapons” at the site of the attack in Douma, Syria. He accused foreign intelligence services of faking the attack to justify action against Syria and discredit Russia.

byJohn Hayward13 Apr 2018, 7:59 AM PDT0

Palestinian protestors try to take down a section of barbed wire at the border fence with Israel, east of Gaza City in the central Gaza Strip, on April 13, 2018. Clashes erupted as thousands protested for a third consecutive Friday along Gaza's border with Israel after violence in which Israeli forces have killed 33 Palestinians and wounded hundreds of others. / AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD HAMS (Photo credit should read MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

Palestinian protesters in Gaza on Friday hurled an explosive device and firebombs at Israeli troops manning the border, during what the Israel Defense Forces described as “several attempts” to damage the fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip and cross over into Israeli territory.

byBreitbart Jerusalem13 Apr 2018, 7:20 AM PDT0

Japan's Fisheries Agency  will use an underwater camera to check the condition of coral off the southern island of Kyushu, including searching for traces of fishing nets possibly used for poaching

Contents: Japan finds semi-infinite supply of rare earth minerals in its territorial waters; Japans rare earths discovery represents a defeat for China

byJohn J. Xenakis13 Apr 2018, 6:08 AM PDT0

In this April 22, 2104 file photo, a protester holds a placard during a rally against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in Tokyo. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton agree on almost nothing. Except for their dislike of a sweeping agreement that would erase most tariffs and other trade barriers among the U.S. and 11 other nations. All the bashing from the presidential candidates has created more difficulties for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, one of President Barack Obamas top priorities in his final year in office. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

President Donald Trump clarified his desire to rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), after telling members of Congress from agricultural states that he would do it.

byCharlie Spiering13 Apr 2018, 4:24 AM PDT0

Catholic church attendance

Catholic church attendance in the United States fell by six percent between the pontificates of Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis, the sharpest drop in decades, a new Gallup poll has revealed.

byThomas D. Williams, Ph.D.13 Apr 2018, 3:53 AM PDT0

An Iranian clergyman passes anti-Israeli posters, during activities marking the 10th anniversary of the assassination of the late Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader, Fathi Shaqaqi in Tehran, 30 October 2005. Iran's hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad insisted today that his controversial call for Israel to be 'wiped off the map' was nothing new, stressing that he was merely quoting Iran's late revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. AFP PHOTO/BEHROUZ MEHRI (Photo credit should read BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran stands ready to destroy Israel and warned it to avoid any “stupid” measures against the Islamic Republic, the Iranian Supreme Leaders envoy to the elite Quds Force military wing warned.

bySimon Kent13 Apr 2018, 3:20 AM PDT0

Fox News Tucker Carlson challenged anyone supporting American military action in Syria to define what U.S. interests there might be. The answer is fairly simple.

byJoel B. Pollak13 Apr 2018, 1:51 AM PDT0

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump on Thursday put off a final decision on possible military strikes against Syria after tweeting earlier that they could happen “very soon or not so soon at all.” The White House said he would consult further with allies.

byBreitbart Jerusalem13 Apr 2018, 1:26 AM PDT0

A view of Jerusalem Old City seen from Mount of Olives, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. U.S. officials say President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital Wednesday, Dec. 6, and instruct the State Department to begin the multi-year process of moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city. His decision could have deep repercussions across the region. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

The Honduran National Congress on Thursday backed a resolution calling for its embassy in Israel to be relocated from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

byBreitbart Jerusalem13 Apr 2018, 1:07 AM PDT0

Islam

State Department nominee Mike Pompeo easily deflected Democrats softball questions about his prior criticism of Islamic ideology.

byNeil Munro12 Apr 2018, 6:05 PM PDT0

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on October 29, 2015 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (2nd R) inspecting the Sci-Tech Complex at the Ssuk Islet in Pyongyang. AFP PHOTO / KCNA via KNS REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT THIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY AFP. ---EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT

Intelligence analysts have discovered a new strand of North Korean malware that could be used in a cyber attack against the United States.

byBen Kew12 Apr 2018, 6:01 PM PDT0

HUAINAN, CHINA - OCTOBER 01: Nurses take care of babies who were born on the National Day on October 1, 2017 in Huainan, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

The New York Times on Wednesday found Chinese President Xi Jinpings cult of personality and communist-nationalist ideology reaching even unto the sperm banks of Beijing, where a hospital sperm bank ran an online advertisement seeking donors who “have good ideological thoughts, love the socialist motherland, and support the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party.”

byJohn Hayward12 Apr 2018, 5:39 PM PDT0

This image released early Sunday, April 8, 2018 by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, shows a child receiving oxygen through respirators following an alleged poison gas attack in the rebel-held town of Douma, near Damascus, Syria. Syrian rescuers and medics said the attack on Douma killed at least 40 people. The Syrian government denied the allegations, which could not be independently verified. The alleged attack in Douma occurred Saturday night amid a resumed offensive by Syrian government forces after the collapse of a truce. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)

Two U.S. officials told NBC News on Thursday afternoon that two different chemical weapons – chlorine gas and an unidentified nerve agent – were found in blood and urine samples from victims of Saturdays suspected WMD attack in Syria.

byJohn Hayward12 Apr 2018, 4:32 PM PDT0

The top adviser to Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Thursday that he hoped Syrias army and its allies would drive the “occupying” U.S. troops out of the country and “liberate” Idlib from anti-Assad insurgents.

byAdelle Nazarian12 Apr 2018, 3:34 PM PDT0

In this April 9, 2018, photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads:

The Washington Post brings up an embarrassing little detail that may need to be cleared up before the historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un can take place: Kim may not have an airplane capable of crossing the Pacific to attend a meeting in Europe, at least not without an embarrassing number of refueling stops.

byJohn Hayward12 Apr 2018, 3:24 PM PDT0

Russia reportedly moved 11 of its warships, cargo vessels, and submarines from the Syrian port of Tartus on Wednesday, ahead of President Donald Trump warning about carrying out a potential strike on the civil war-ravaged country in retaliation for a chemical attack on civilians on Saturday.

byAdelle Nazarian12 Apr 2018, 2:26 PM PDT0

Mike Pompeo

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. President Donald Trumps administration has abandoned the “soft policy” that has allowed Russia to “act aggressively” towards the United States, Mike Pompeo, the nominee for Secretary of State, declared during his Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday, suggesting that the former commander-in-chief treated the Kremlin with leniency.

byEdwin Mora12 Apr 2018, 12:57 PM PDT0

EN VIVO: La delegación del régimen sabotea foro en la Cumbre de Lima

Dozens of Cuban government agents forced the shutdown of a forum on civil society in the hemisphere at the Summit of the Americas Thursday by shouting over all the speakers until organizers postponed the meeting. The incident is an example of what pro-democracy activists call a “climate of violence” that the regime has brought to the event.

byFrances Martel12 Apr 2018, 12:44 PM PDT0

Hezbollah fighters take an oath during a parade to continue the path of resistance towards Israel.

WASHINGTON, DC — Hezbollah, Irans narco-terrorist proxy, “threatens” Americans in the U.S. homeland, Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trumps nominee to lead the Department of State (DOS), declared Thursday during his Senate confirmation hearing.

byEdwin Mora12 Apr 2018, 12:23 PM PDT0

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks during the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of US activist Martin Luther King Jr. at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas on April 4, 2018

Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro has finally given up on his plan to crash the Summit of Americas, having previously promised to attend come “rain, hail, or shine.”

byBen Kew12 Apr 2018, 12:03 PM PDT0

Young people are deeply distrustful of the media according to the latest Harvard/Institute of Politics poll, signaling more trust in President Donald Trump.

TEL AVIV – President Donald Trump said Americans have “a moral obligation to combat anti-Semitism, confront hate, and prevent genocide,” in a statement marking Yom Hashoah, Israels Holocaust Remembrance Day, on Thursday.

byDeborah Danan12 Apr 2018, 11:47 AM PDT0

Poland's President Andrzej Duda, left, and Israel's President Reuven Rivlin, center, walk in the March of the Living, a yearly Holocaust remembrance march between the former death camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau, in Oswiecim, Poland, on Thursday, April 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

TEL AVIV – President Reuven Rivlin told his Polish counterpart Andrjez Duda on Thursday while on a visit to the concentration camps in Poland that while some Poles helped rescue Jews during the Holocaust, others participated in their extermination.

byDeborah Danan12 Apr 2018, 11:46 AM PDT0

Sun Zhengcai

Sun Zhengcai, formerly one of Chinas rising political stars and a possible successor to President Xi Jinping, completed his fall from grace on Thursday by pleading guilty to taking $27 million in bribes between 2002 and 2017.

byJohn Hayward12 Apr 2018, 11:22 AM PDT0

Dublin Mayor Micheal Mac Donncha speaks in a conference in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Israeli authorities are investigating how Donncha arrived in the country despite instructions to bar his entry. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

JERUSALEM — Israels Foreign Ministry has summoned Irelands ambassador to express dismay over Dublins mayor attending an “anti-Israel” event in Ramallah.

byBreitbart Jerusalem12 Apr 2018, 10:21 AM PDT0

Senator Ben Sasse said that President Donald Trump was interested in rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership to put more pressure on China by opening up more Asian markets to agricultural exports from the United States.

byCharlie Spiering12 Apr 2018, 9:58 AM PDT0

US Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on April 12, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC — Mike Pompeo, U.S. President Donald Trumps pick to lead the Department of State (DOS), suggested during his confirmation hearing hosted Thursday by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations that the administration will not withdraw from the controversial Iran nuclear deal, stressing that it will focus on fixing the pact instead.

byEdwin Mora12 Apr 2018, 9:55 AM PDT0

A French-made Mirage fighter flies over Ching Chuan Kang Air Base in Taiwan

Amid mounting tensions between Greece and Turkey in the Aegean Sea, a Greek fighter plane reportedly crashed on Thursday after intercepting Turkish fighters near the island of Skyros. The pilot was reported dead on Thursday morning.

byJohn Hayward12 Apr 2018, 9:46 AM PDT0

US President Donald Trump speaks about the spending bill during a press conference in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House on March 23, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Nicholas Kamm (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump signaled disappointment that the world expected the United States to act in Syria in response to the use of chemical weapons in the country.

byCharlie Spiering12 Apr 2018, 9:43 AM PDT0

US President Donald Trump, shown attending a meeting with senior military leaders at the White House on Monday, will not go to Latin America later this week as planned

The White House announced this week that President Donald Trump will be the first president to skip the Summit of the Americas in the history of that event, blaming tensions erupting in Syria for his decision.

byFrances Martel12 Apr 2018, 9:23 AM PDT0

A Kremlin spokesman challenged President Donald Trumps Twitter assertions that Russia should “get ready” for a missile attack, claiming during remarks Thursday that he would only respond to “serious” strategic challenges.

byPenny Starr12 Apr 2018, 9:09 AM PDT0

crimes against humanity

Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad condemned Western powers in remarks during a meeting with a top Iranian adviser on Thursday, asserting that “some Western countries” object to any success Assads forces have on the battlefield.

byFrances Martel12 Apr 2018, 8:05 AM PDT0

March of the Living (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

President Reuvin Rivlin of Israel and President Andrzej Duda of Poland led 15,000 participants in the 30th annual March of the Living along the road from Auschwitz to Birkenau in a striking gesture of solidarity between the two nations.

byJoel B. Pollak12 Apr 2018, 6:50 AM PDT0

Syria

French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday that he would respond to “proof” that the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had used chemical weapons, “at a time of our choosing.”

byBreitbart London12 Apr 2018, 6:20 AM PDT0

Donald Trump, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani

This mornings key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com: The world awaits Trumps promised retaliation for al-Assads chemical weapons attack; Israel braces for attack from Iran in retaliation for Sundays airstrike; Turkey to open a new border crossing to Syrias Afrin; Yemen war escalates as Iran-backed Houthis launch missiles at Saudi targets.

byJohn J. Xenakis12 Apr 2018, 6:09 AM PDT0

This US Navy handout photo shows an F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to the

TEL AVIV – Israel held top-level security meetings Wednesday to prepare itself for an assault from Iran or Syria in the case that the U.S. conducts airstrikes on the wartorn country in retaliation for the Assad regimes chemical attack.

byDeborah Danan12 Apr 2018, 5:12 AM PDT0

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TEL AVIV — As Israelis here gear up to celebrate the Jewish states 70th anniversary next week, the prospects for an Israel-Iran proxy confrontation in the near future seem significant.

byAaron Klein12 Apr 2018, 5:08 AM PDT0

Donald Trump

Despite a message on Twitter urging Russia to “get ready” for missile strikes into Syria, President Donald Trump specified that the timing of the strikes remained a mystery.

byCharlie Spiering12 Apr 2018, 4:30 AM PDT0

Polish survivor Edward Mosberg (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

AUSCHWITZ, Poland — Participants in the 30th annual March of the Living stressed common bonds between Jews and Poles despite ongoing controversy about Polands controversial law criminalizing claims about Polish involvement in the Holocaust. Edward Mosberg, 92, a Holocaust survivor,

byJoel B. Pollak12 Apr 2018, 4:07 AM PDT0

Theresa May is clearing the way to launch attacks on the Syrian regime, despite multiple polls showing only one in five Brits support missile attacks.

byLiam Deacon12 Apr 2018, 3:32 AM PDT0

A Catholic priest who has been performing exorcisms for ten years says that demand for exorcists is on the rise as more and more pastors become convinced that the devil is real and needs to be fought.

byThomas D. Williams, Ph.D.12 Apr 2018, 2:52 AM PDT0

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Israel is commemorating its Holocaust Remembrance Day in memory of the 6 million Jews systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

JERUSALEM — Israelis are standing still for a nationwide moment of silence in remembrance of the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

byBreitbart Jerusalem12 Apr 2018, 1:10 AM PDT0

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