Muhammad makes list of top 10 baby names in the U.S. for first time

Sophia still reigns as queen, but Jackson has lost his crown as king.

The parenting website BabyCenter released its annual list of 100 most popular baby names for girls and boys in the United States, and for the 10th year in a row, Sophia is at the top.

Liam knocked Jackson out of the No. 1 spot that he had held onto for six years straight.

The online parenting and pregnancy destination compiled the names of babies born to some 600,000 registered U.S. users in 2019 and combined those that sound the same but have different spellings (such as Sophia and Sofia) to create a true measure of popularity.

The Social Security Administration also generates a list, pulling from the names of all babies born in the U.S., but the agency treats each unique spelling as a separate name.

 

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Conte 'doing fantastic job' says Trump

Italy safe in China 5G projects, didn't talk about tariffs - PM

London, December 5 - Premier Giuseppe Conte "is doing a fantastic job, he has become very popular in Italy and I'm not surprised at that," President Donald Trump said before bilateral talks Wednesday.

Trump called Conte "a good friend".

"We have many topics to discuss, including trade and the Mediterranean," added Trump.

Conte responded with a tweet in which he thanked Trump and said "we are doing a great job together, as allies and friends". 

 

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L.A.’s Head of Homelessness Resigns After 33% Increase in People Sleeping on the Streets

Los Angeles’ head of homelessness is resigning after presiding over a 33% increase in homelessness over the course of just five years.

Peter Lynn, head of the Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority, announced that he would leave at the end of the year, with the LAHSA having splashed out a total of more than $780 million to no avail.

The city’s homeless population jumped a further 12% from 2018 to 2019 but despite Lynn’s total failure, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti claimed he did an excellent job and oversaw “historic action.”

One wonders how badly Lynn would have had to perform for officials to consider his tenure a failure.

Lynn’s $242,000-a-year role appears to have had little success in addressing not just homelessness, but also the directly related problems of leprosy, typhoid fever and even bubonic plague.

 

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Islamic State Alive and Well in Europe

Islamic State Alive and Well in Europe.

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the November 29 jihadi attack at London Bridge, where a Pakistani Islamist stabbed two people to death and injured three others.

The suspect, 28-year-old Usman Khan, a convicted terrorist, was subsequently shot dead by police.

Khan, from Stoke-on-Trent, was convicted in February 2012 of plotting — on behalf of al-Qaeda — jihadi attacks against the London Stock Exchange and pubs in Stoke, in addition to setting up a jihadi training camp in Pakistan.

He was sentenced to an "indeterminate sentence," meaning that he could have been kept in prison beyond his original minimum term of eight years due to the danger he posed to national security.

 

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Farage Demands Whole-Life Prison Terms for Terrorists Infected with ‘Jihadi Virus’

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage laid down the law to representatives of other political parties in a Sunday election debate, slamming “liberal elite” weakness and demanding serious action against radical Islamic terrorists.

“Well, we all express our condolences, but nobody apologises, apologises for the fact the liberal elite have given us a ridiculous sentencing system,”

Farage began when the subject of the London Bridge terror attack by freed terrorist Usman Khan was raised at the ITV debate between representatives of the Brexit Party, Conservative Party, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Scottish National Party (SNP), Greens, and Welsh separatist Plaid Cymru.

“I don’t care if these people were in jail for six years or twelve years — if you have committed mass murder, or planned to commit mass murder, you’re not just an ordinary criminal: you’ve got the virus of jihadism,” Farage continued.

 

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Hungary decries ‘11 murdered christians in the world every day’

Hungary’s State Secretariat for the Aid of Persecuted Christians decried rampant global persecution of Christians in a high-powered conference in Budapest on Tuesday.

The chief of the Secretariat, Tristan Azbei, noted that some 44 Christians would violently lose their lives during the course of the four-day conference simply because of their faith in Jesus Christ.

“We have 245 million reasons to meet,” Mr. Azbei noted, “one for every Christian in the world who faces extreme persecution,” adding that “those are only the ones we know of.”

Azbei contrasted the unprecedented persecution facing Christians around the world in 2019 — the “greatest, best-kept secret” — with the “shameful silence of the West,” which turns a blind eye as if such persecution did not exist.

Péter Szijjártó, Hungary’s minister of foreign affairs, noted that “Christianophobia is the last acceptable form of discrimination in the world.”

 

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Florida man accused of trying to recruit ISIS to attack college deans

A Florida man was arrested after allegedly trying to recruit ISIS to attack the deans of colleges he formerly attended.

Salman Rashid, 23, was arrested on charges of soliciting another person to commit a violent crime, according to a Monday release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida.

Rashid allegedly attempted to call on ISIS members to target two deans from Miami-Dade College and Broward College. 

The FBI began tracking Rashid in April 2018 after his public Facebook posts indicated support for a “violent overthrow of democracy” and institution of Islamic law, according to court documents cited in the release.

Rashid allegedly asked an undercover FBI source in May 2019 to contact ISIS members to plan a terrorist attack on his behalf. During the planning process, Rashid said an attack on a religious building or nightclub would work, the release said. 

 

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Europol disrupts Islamic State online propaganda

Europol disrupts Islamic State online propaganda

The European police agency, Europol, has dismantled several accounts used by Islamic State in a blow to the armed group's ability to spread propaganda online.

The move shut down a large number of accounts and websites run by the group's news arm, Europol said, and was joined by nine service providers, including Telegram, Google, Twitter, Instagram and Dropbox.

Police agencies in 11 countries said around 26,000 items were taken offline.

 

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Julian Assange's health is so poor he could die in prison, according to a letter to UK government from 60 doctors

Julian Assange is so unwell he could die in prison, a group of 60 doctors have said in a letter to UK authorities.

Julian Assange is in such poor health he could die in prison, a consortium of 60 doctors said in a joint letter to the UK government.

Assange has been detained inside the UK's Belmarsh Prison since May. The 48-year-old was in April sentenced to 50 weeks in prison for breaching the Bail Act when he spent years hiding from police in Ecuador's London embassy.

The letter says: "We write this open letter, as medical doctors, to express our serious concerns about the physical and mental health of Julian Assange." It is addressed to Priti Patel, the UK's Home Secretary.

"Mr Assange requires urgent expert medical assessment of both his physical and psychological state of health."

 

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Europe Is Falling to Islam. Will America?

“Within five years,” said former French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb, “the situation could become irreversible.”

He was referring to the rising tide of violence resulting from Muslim immigration. His comment was from an interview that took place almost two years ago.

If Collomb’s calculations are correct, France only has a few years “to avoid the worst.”

Significant social change usually takes place over the course of many decades, but sometimes gradual trends enter into an acceleration phase, and massive social transformations take place in a matter of years.

A few years ago, who would have imagined that the demands of the transgender “community” would become the determining factor in the decisions of school boards, corporate boards, and athletic associations?

 

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Muslim AK-47s and Bombings Turn Sweden Into War Zone

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.

This isn’t terrorism. It’s a war. And it’s going on every day in Sweden.

Sweden is reeling from a wave of shootings and bombings with 268 shootings just this year so far. And that's in a country of 10 million people which has crime numbers on par with some American cities.

"Sweden may have the answer to America's gun problem," Vox declared in 2016. Or maybe not.

These shootings aren't being carried out with handguns, but with AK-47s.

 

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Trump: Media Is “Sick” For Speculating About My Health

President Trump proclaimed Tuesday that people within the mainstream media are ‘sick’ for speculating that he is in poor health after an unscheduled visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

“I went for a physical and I came back. My wife said, ‘Darling are you okay? What’s wrong? Oh, they’re reporting you may have had a heart attack,’” Trump said Tuesday.

“I went, I did a very routine, just a piece of it, the rest of it takes place in January, did a very routine physical. Visited the family, visited a couple of groups … I toured the hospital for a little while. I was out of there very quickly.” the President added.

“I got back home, and I get greeted with the news that, ‘we understand you had a heart attack,’” Trump said.

“These people are sick. They’re sick.” Trump urged, referring to the media, adding “the press really in this country is dangerous.”

 

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France: Generation Identitaire marches against Islamization in Paris

Hundreds of members of the patriotic movement Generation Identitaire gathered in the streets of Paris this weekend to march against the Islamization of their country.

The demonstration comes about a week after the “march against Islamophobia” organized left-wing activists and anti-French globalist politicians to protest what they falsely perceive to be growing anti-Islamic sentiment.

According to organizers from Generation Identitaire, as many as 800 people were present at the march which saw demonstrators hold French flags and display photos of terrorists like the perpetrators of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, Le Point reports

Clement Gandelin, president of Génération Identitaire and one of the organizers of the march, told journalists: “This demonstration, it was organized in response to the attack that took place at the police headquarters in Paris [perpetrated in early October by an agent suspected of radicalization]and today we realize that we live in a crazy society where Islamists manage to infiltrate our highest institutions.” 

 

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Sweden: Man attacked with machete in Stockholm

Passers-by have found a man lying on the ground bleeding with injuries to various parts of his body, allegedly from a machete attack, in Vasastaden, Sweden shortly after 7 am on Monday morning. 

The victim, a famous convicted murder who recently left prison, was transported to a nearby hospital where his injuries were treated.

According to the information provided by the medical service to the police, the man is not in life-threatening condition, Swedish broadcaster SVT reports.

According to SVT, the victim was previously convicted of murdering a young mother with whom he had previously had a relationship with. 

“We are trying to create a picture of what has happened, it is only an hour old,” said Eva Nilsson, press spokesperson for the police.

 

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Yellow vest protests: More than 100 arrested as violence returns to Paris

Police in Paris arrested more than 100 people as protests to mark the first anniversary of the anti-government yellow vest movement turned violent.

Yellow vest (gilets jaunes) rallies took place nationwide on Saturday, a year after they first erupted.

Tear gas and water cannon were used by police in Paris, where thousands of protesters thronged the streets.

Rioters unleashed some of the worst violence the city has seen in months.

With many clad in black and wearing masks to hide their faces, rioters in parts of the city burned barricades, vandalised banks, set rubbish bins on fire and hurled cobblestones at police.

 

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EU Army: France Spearheads 13 New Joint Military Projects, Including Joint European Warships

The European Union has stepped closer to a fully operational army by announcing 13 new joint military projects, including a new fleet of next-generation warships, prompting condemnations of the EU’s “expansionist military ambitions”.

This week the European Union has announced 13 new defence projects, spearheaded by France, bringing the total number of joint EU army projects to 47.

The new projects will fall under the command of the deeply controversial Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) initiative, which was ratified by the bloc in 2017.

The new plans include a series of electronic warfare systems comprised of cyber training centres, an Airborne Electronic Attack (AEA) anti-jamming system, and a German-Czech project that could lead to the training of electronic warfare and military units in the future. 

 

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"Europe Is Dying" - 50,000 Polish 'Patriots' March To Save Country From "Disastrous European Union"

More than 50,000 Polish nationalists paraded on the streets of Warsaw for this year's Independence March on Monday.

Tens of thousands of people, waving Polish flags, were young and old, of all walks of life, with whole families took to the streets.

The people participating in the march branded themselves as patriots (the word which in Poland still has positive overtones) paying tribute to the fallen heroes.

Thousands sang "Take care of the whole nation," which are lyrics from a Polish Catholic song, asking the Virgin Mary to defend the country.

Others waved patriotic flags and chanted "No to the European Union" and "God, honor, homeland!"

 

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As Bombings Spread, Denmark Closes Border With Sweden

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) – Denmark will temporarily reinstate border controls with Sweden and step up police work along the border after a series of violent crimes and explosions around Copenhagen that Danish authorities say were carried out by perpetrators from Sweden.

The checks, which start Tuesday for six months, will take place at the Oresund Bridge between Copenhagen and the Swedish city of Malmo and also at ferry ports.

Lene Frank of Denmark’s National Police said there will be both random and periodic checks of people crossing the border and officers will focus “particularly on cross-border crime involving explosives, weapons and drugs.”

Since February, there have been 13 blasts in Copenhagen. Authorities believe an Aug. 6 explosion at the Danish Tax Agency “was committed by criminals that had crossed the border from Sweden.” Two Swedish citizens are in custody.

Denmark Justice Minister Nick Haekkerup has called a June 25 double murder – where two Swedish citizens were gunned down in suburban Copenhagen – “a showdown between feuding gangs from Sweden.”

 

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Italy: Left-wing extremist tries to assault Salvini on streets of Naples

An attack by a left-wing extremist on Italy’s populist leader Matteo Salvini on the streets of Naples was foiled last week.

The attempted attack, which took place on Friday in the streets of Naples, was captured on video and saw an unhinged left-wing extremist try rush Salvini while screaming expletives at the national populist leader, Italy’s daily newspaper Il Giornale reports.

Luckily, thanks to the speed at which Salvini’s bodyguards reacted, the violent leftist was unable to put their hands on the embattled League leader who has gotten used to receiving violent threats from leftists and migrants. 

In the days leading up to Salvini’s arrival in Naples, he faced an onslaught of threats and abuse from various individuals and organizations. Just before his arrival, far-left groups graffitied the city’s walls with insults aimed at Salvini.

Unfortunately, left-wing violence directed at members of the national populist League party isn’t a particularly new phenomenon, although it is becoming more frequent.

 

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