1. Russia fires at Ukrainian ships and captures three vessels off Crimea
The Ukrainian president calls for emergency session of his war cabinet after accusing Russia of capturing three of its ships.
Ukraine says Russia has opened fire on its ships in the Black Sea and captured three vessels.
Two sailors have been wounded after two small armoured artillery boats were hit in the strikes, the Ukrainian navy said.
A statement from Ukraine's ambassador to the UK said Russian special forces had captured three ships in an “act of aggression.”
2. “Stop basing your policies on illusion”: AfD member details the enormous price the German people have paid for Merkels’ green energy and open border policies
Calling the policies, “moral grandstanding”, AfD co-leader, Alexander Gauland explains this is the way moral grandstanding works; “there are those who do the preaching and those who do the paying.”
3. French politician explains, the Islamization of Europe is not a fantasy, it is a project of religious conquest
Jean-Frédéric Poisson, President of the Christian-Democrat Party and member of the National Assembly of France, discusses his book, “Islam conquers the West: The strategy unveiled.” The ISESCO document referred to which aims to establish an Islamic society in the West, can be found HERE.
Original French language video.
4. MANDEL: Landlord loses bid to overturn human rights tribunal order
Virtually branded a racist, small landlord John Alabi loses at every turn.
The Divisional Court has just refused to overturn the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario decision ordering him to pay an astounding $12,000 for violating the religious rights of his Muslim tenants.
Despite his denials, the tribunal found he harassed the couple by not removing his shoes and failing to accommodate their prayer times when trying to arrange showings for prospective tenants.
Now he’s not only on the hook for the original $12,000 award but because he lost at Divisional Court, the Nigerian-born small landlord must pay their side’s $5,000 in legal costs as well.
Fighting back tears in the halls of Osgoode, Alabi was trying to remain philosophical.
P.S. Rebel has been following John Alabi’s fight against this Sharia fine since it began. VISIT www.HelpJohn.ca to get the full story.
5. Fraudsters who ran fake visa scam and stole £13m from HMRC sentenced to 31 years in jail
Five fraudsters who ran a fake Bangladeshi visa scam and falsely claimed £13 million in tax repayments have been sentenced to total of 31 years in jail.
London law student Abul Kalam Muhammad Rezaul Karim, 42, was the ringleader in the organised crime group, which set up 79 bogus companies and created fake documentation used by Bangladeshi nationals in fraudulent visa applications.
They also used the companies to fraudulently reclaim £13 million in tax repayments from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) over a six-year period, the equivalent of 494 new nurses in London for a year.
Officers found that Karim, his brother-in-law Enamul Karim, 34, Kazi Borkot Ullah, 39, accountant Jalpa Trivedi, 41 and Mohammed Tamij Uddin, 47, charged clients for temporary visas wanting to remain in the UK a minimum of £700 in cash for their fraudulent immigration services.
6. Hundreds of migrants try rushing toward California port of entry, as Trump threatens to close entire border
Images and videos posted on social media Sunday afternoon showed hundreds of migrants from the leading Central American caravan pushing past Mexican riot police and rushing the border at the port of entry in San Ysidro, Calif., in a major test for both U.S. border authorities and Mexican officials.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said it suspended northbound and southbound crossings for both pedestrians and vehicles at the San Ysidro port of entry at approximately 11:30 a.m. local time. It later tweeted that the pedestrian crossings had re-opened, a little more than four hours after the initial closure.
CBP added that some demonstrators “attempted to illegally enter the U.S. through both the northbound and southbound vehicle lanes at the port of entry itself. Those persons were stopped and turned back to Mexico.”
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said in a statement that some migrants "attempted to breach legacy fence infrastructure along the border and sought to harm CBP personnel by throwing projectiles at them.”
Mayor of #Tijuana: “I will not allow our bilateral relationship to be fractured by the bad actions of the migrant caravan. They’re doing things outside of the law. We are affected at the border crossing. Many Tijuanans work, study, and visit the United States in healthy peace.” https://t.co/fv0jJhByd4— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) November 25, 2018
The migrants broke through riot police and are trying to get through any gap possible. pic.twitter.com/IBNoz9WY1i— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) November 25, 2018
American helicopters fly over the border. We are told Mexico and the United States have temporarily given each other permission to fly 10km into each other’s territory. #MigrantCaravan pic.twitter.com/InIfGLAG73— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) November 25, 2018
7. French police clash violently with protesters on Champs Elysees over petrol costs
PARIS (Reuters) – Police firing tear gas and water cannons clashed in Paris on Saturday with thousands of protesters angry over rising car fuel costs and President Emmanuel Macron’s economic policies, the second weekend of “yellow vest” protests across France.
As night fell, the famed Champs-Elysees avenue, where fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld switched on the red lights of Christmas just a few days ago, was still aglow with fires lit by protesters.
President Emmanuel Macron thanked police forces for their” courage and professionalism” in dealing with demonstrators as calm progressively returned to the Champs Elysees.
“Shame on those who attacked them … There is no room for this violence in the Republic,” Macron said on Twitter.
France: Chaos in Paris as anti-fuel tax protest turns violent
French police used water cannons and tear gas to disperse anti-fuel tax protesters who were rallying against rising fuel prices and a planned fuel tax in Paris on Saturday.
A vehicle and a tent of a nearby café were set on fire, while people barricaded behind pieces of furniture as they tried to hide from water cannons and march further.
Some were seen shaking a traffic light in a bid to break it, while others were turning what seemed to be a vehicle over to use as a barricade against police.
The "yellow vest" movement has grown in the past weeks, as the government plans a tax increase on fuel, including gasoline and diesel, beginning on January 1, 2019 to promote environmentally friendly practices.
8. Nigeria's military acknowledges major attack by extremists
Nigeria's military on Saturday acknowledged a major attack against it by Islamic extremists after opposition lawmakers said 44 soldiers were killed, while public pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari grew over the failure of his pledge to defeat Boko Haram.
The military statement issued overnight didn't say how many are dead after the Nov. 18 attack in Metele in the northeast, but it dismissed media reports citing even higher tolls and called the situation under control. Nigeria is often reluctant to expose the number of casualties after such attacks.
9. Hungary attacks UN Migration Compact for attempting to “legalise illegal immigration”
Hungary’s foreign minister Péter Szijjártó has condemned the UN Migration Pact for attempting to “legalise illegal immigration,” announcing his country will vote “no” on the agreement in Marrakesh in December.
Mr Szijjártó told media on Thursday that “The goal of the UN Global Compact for Migration is to legalise illegal immigration, which is totally unacceptable and violates the sovereignty of member states, including that of Hungary.”
“The UN is making the same mistake as the European Union, which wants to base its own migration policy on mandatory resettlement quotas,” he continued.
“The UN Compact is more dangerous, however, because it is a global initiative, meaning it will have a greater effect than [European] policy, and represents a risk to the whole world.”
10. Migrants defy Trump at Mexico border as US forces flex muscle
Tijuana (Mexico) (AFP) - Hundreds of Central American migrants staged a boisterous demonstration on the US Mexico border Thursday, screaming for President Donald Trump to let them in as US soldiers and riot police put on a menacing show of force.
The increased tension over the presence of a thousands-strong migrant caravan came as Trump marked Thanksgiving Day by threatening to close the border if he thinks Mexico has lost control of it.
Vehicle and pedestrian traffic at the busy San Ysidro crossing came to a halt for 40 minutes as dozens of US police wearing helmets and holding rifles formed a line facing the Mexican side of the frontier. Separately, riot police rehearsed deployment movements. US Customs and Border Protection called all of this a “large-scale readiness exercise.”
American soldiers in khaki-colored uniforms set off rockets that exploded with a pungent-smelling white smoke. Helicopters hovered overhead.