"What is at stake with this climate conference is peace. The fight against terrorism and the fight against climate change are two major global challenges we must face." — French President Francois Hollande.
The IMF's move--which won't become effective until late next year--could help accelerate a mild pickup in international demand for the yuan. It confers a measure of international legitimacy to China's currency as the government starts to liberalize its rigidly controlled exchange rate and financial system.
“Today, Russian Su-34 fighter-bombers have made their first sortie equipped not only with high explosive aviation bombs and hollow charge bombs, but also with short- and medium-range air-to-air missiles," Klimov said.
...arrived Sunday morning in this warravaged capital, launching his bid to end a conflict that largely follows religious lines and that has killed more than 6,000 people in two years.
Editor: More pushing the "peace" in context of war and safety...
Germany is calling for a temporary “special purpose” alliance that will unite major global powers, including the US and Russia, in battle against a common enemy – the Islamic State terror group running wild in Iraq and Syria. ...especially since a legal mandate was provided by the United Nations. ...On November 20, the UN Security Council determined that IS constitutes an “unprecedented” threat to international peace and security. Resolution 2249 calls upon Member States to take “all necessary measures” to prevent and suppress ISIS activity in Syria and Iraq.
Editor: "Peace and Safety"
Protesters here vented their frustration with India’s ongoing trade blockade of Nepal, which has created a nationwide fuel and medicine shortage and slowed the country’s economy to a standstill.
The Shanghai composite closed down 5.5 percent, the worst day since the turmoil in August, on news regulators have launched probes into several brokerage firms and Chinese industrial companies' profits fell 4.6 percent in October. ...This is on top of a recent sell-off in commodity prices...
Around 120,000 police and army personnel will be on the streets of Paris amid unprecedented security as world leaders arrive for a global climate change summit. ...A total of 40,000 delegates are travelling to Paris to attend the global climate conference, known as COP21, which will also be covered by 3,000 journalists.
The decree, which entered into force immediately, said charter flights from Russia to Turkey would be banned, that tour firms would be told not to sell any holidays there, and that unspecified Turkish imports would be outlawed, and Turkish firms and nationals have their economic activities halted or curbed. ...Peskov, according to the TASS news agency, also spoke on Saturday of how Erdogan's son had a "certain interest" in the oil industry. Putin has said oil from Syrian territory controlled by Islamic State militants is finding its way to Turkey.
...what Col. Gen. Bondarev said is that Turkey actively sought to ambush and bring down the Russian jet starting long before the actual missile was fired, which can be confirmed by the flight patterns of Turkish warplanes which had taken off well in advance, otherwise they would not have had enough time to reach the battlezone. ...The time needed to get the aircraft ready at the Diyarbakr airfield and travel to the attack zone is an estimated 46 minutes.
The Campbell’s Soup Company has decided to come out of the closet and jump on the LGBT bandwagon with the release of it’s “I Am Your Two Fathers” commercial
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan warned Moscow not to "play with fire" on Friday, citing reports Turkish businessmen had been detained in Russia, while Moscow responded with tighter visa regulations. ...Lower house speaker Sergei Naryshkin called the incident an "intentional murder" of its soldiers, saying Russia had the right to mount a military response. ...Separately, warplanes believed to be Russian carried out several air strikes on a Syrian town near the Turkish border on Friday, a monitoring group said, one of several reported close to the boundary this week.
...decision will come into force on January 1 ...Turkey has established a flow of militants in different directions, Lavrov also said, stressing that Turkish authorities are not willing to cooperate on the issue of sharing information about Russian citizens on its territory. ...the biggest tour operators in the country terminating their business with Turkish hotels and resorts.
"In accordance with the decision of Russia’s supreme commander-in-chief, an air defense complex S-400 has been promptly delivered to the Russian air base in Hmeimim in Syria," the news agency quoted Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov as saying. "It has been deployed and entered combat duty to provide air defense for the area," he added.
...today marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll.
The latest results from the “Cheshire Cat” group of galaxies show how manifestations of Einstein’s 100-year-old theory can lead to new discoveries today. Astronomers have given the group this name because of the smiling cat-like appearance.
Editor: This isn't a coincidence...
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday Europe's single currency will be jeopardized if its Schengen passport-free travel zone unravels due to member states reimposing border controls to keep out refugees.
...established collisions between lead nuclei, this morning, at the highest energies ever. ..."The collision energy between two nuclei reaches 1000 TeV. ...the energy is concentrated in a volume that is approximately 10-27 (a billion-billion-billion) times smaller. The energy concentration (density) is therefore tremendous and has never been realised before under terrestrial conditions," explains Jens Jørgen Gaardhøje, professor at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen and head of the Danish research group within the ALICE experiment at CERN.
The day we remember our Messiah’s crucifixion was the original Black Friday for darkness fell on the whole land. Interestingly, but not surprisingly, “Black Friday” is a name used to described a day that has become the most unabashed display of idolatry following the day of gratitude
Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said Moscow would cut gas supplies to Ukraine on Tuesday or Wednesday because Kiev had not paid up front for more gas. Coal supplies to Ukraine in retaliation for a power blackout of Crimea might also be halted, he told Vesti FM radio station on Tuesday.
Almost immediately after the incident, WWIII began trending in the UK as people began speculating over how Russian President Vladimir Putin may respond.
Editor: "Peace and Safety"
11/24/2015, informedchristians.com, By Daniel Valles, Editor
This poster shows upcoming prophecies for Israel, Egypt, and Syria side-by-side! Not only are we starting to see the groundwork for these prophecies being laid out in our day, but we are starting to see how all three of them might overlap and be fulfilled concurrently.
The quake was very deep, 356 miles (570 km) below ground, and in a jungle area in the Amazon basin so was unlikely to cause much damage or casualties.
11/24/2015, endoftheamericandream.com, By Michael Snyder
A video is going to be released tomorrow that shows a white police officer shooting a 17-year-old African-American young man named Laquan McDonald 16 times. Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez says that this video is “graphic”, “violent” and “chilling”, and it is expected to provoke a very strong emotional reaction from Chicago’s very large African-American community.
As a result, Russia now plans to implement new measures aimed at strengthening the security of the country’s air base in Syria and in particular to bolster air defense. Russian guided missile cruiser Moskva, equipped with the ‘Fort’ air defense system, similar to the S-300, will be deployed off Latakia province's coast. "We warn that every target posing a potential threat will be destroyed,” lieutenant general Sergey Rudskoy said during the briefing.
“The Man in the High Castle,” is based on Philip K. Dick’s Hugo Award-winning novel of the same name. ...“High Castle,” which began streaming this week on Amazon Prime, is based on Philip K. Dick’s Hugo Award-winning novel of the same name, an alternate history in which the Axis Powers win World War II after exploding a nuclear device on Washington with Japan and Germany now ruling the United States
Editor: A lot of symbolism here with the subject and timing. See our article, The Antichrist Returns. Take note that the advertising is on the subway - the underground.
Editor: This kid is a fraud (as we've pointed out before, too). This is a TIME signal. We have documented the earlier instances in our Situation Room.
According to Novak, the energy crisis is trouble not only for Crimea, but for the neighboring Kherson region in Ukraine and Kiev’s energy sector as a whole. In response, Russia could cut off coal supplies to Ukrainian power stations, which could partly disrupt their output.
The purpose of the 5 p.m. meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels is “for Turkey to inform allies about the downing of a Russian airplane,” the alliance said in a statement on Tuesday.
Russian officials confirmed that a Russian Su-24 attack aircraft was shot down, but insisted it had not violated the airspace of Turkey, a member of the NATO alliance. Later, a Russian rescue helicopter was damaged by a rebel missile in Syria after picking up one of the two pilots who apparently ejected from the fire-engulfed plane, a Syrian activist group reported. A separate video purportedly posted by rebels appeared to show the body of the second pilot.
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