U.S. lawmakers and pro-Israel activists are calling for an end to American taxpayer funding of the United Nations after a controversial UN Security Council vote declared some Israeli settlements to be illegal. Congress is already planning to cut the UN's funding in response to the UN scheme. The growing outrage also came from President-elect Donald Trump, who vowed that the UN situation would change once he is in the Oval Office. But other critics of the UN said defunding the “dictators club” would not be enough, and that it was past time for the U.S. government and other civilized member states to ditch the scandal-plagued global body altogether.
Security Council Resolution 2334 describes Israeli settlements in occupied areas of the West Bank and East Jerusalem as a “flagrant violation” of international law.
It sounds like the plot of an X-Files episode or something you’d read in a supermarket tabloid, but it’s actually a case of truth being stranger than fiction.
The United Nations, its leaders, and more than a few UN agencies such as UNESCO and the UN “Human Rights Council” have been showering praise on one of the world's most brutal mass murderers in recent weeks. The late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro and his Stalinist regime murdered tens of thousands of innocent people and imprisoned hundreds of thousands as it enslaved and destroyed what was once among the most prosperous nations in the world. At the dictator-dominated UN, though, even weeks after his death, Castro is still being glorified as some sort of hero, illustrating perfectly why the United States and other civilized nations must withdraw from the totalitarian-minded global outfit as soon as possible. Following several earlier UN “tributes” to “honor” the mass murderer, yet another UN “tribute” was held on December 20 at the General Assembly Hall.
In the presence of Polish President Andrzej Duda and other top officials from both church and state, Jesus Christ was officially recognized as the King of Poland in a Catholic ceremony. Declared to be Poland's Lord and Savior, the Messiah was asked to rule over the Polish nation, its people, and its government. The ceremony was held last month at the Church of Divine Mercy in Krakow and then repeated at churches across Poland, marking the 1050th anniversary of the nation's Christianity. The congregation also renounced the devil and all his evil works.
With the death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, many held out hope that freedom would get a boost in the island nation under the heel of communism. But sadly, the new boss may be just like the old boss.
North Korean Ambassador Thae Yong-ho defected to South Korea in August, and after months of interrrogation he is now free. He provided insights into North Korea's ruling regime.
China has agreed to return the U.S. underwater drone that it seized in international waters on December 15, but claims its actions were justified for “maritime safety.”
Unable to feed their children, poor Venezuelans are increasingly turning their children over to others as the nation reels from years of socialism.
Talk of a Grexit is starting once again. The Greek financial "crisis" never was solved; it just simmered.