Britain's biggest arms company BAE Systems has concluded a deal to sell 72 Eurofighter Typhoon jets to Saudi Arabia following years of negotiations. BAE, said the public was “never going to know” how much the Saudis would pay for them. Saudi Arabia has recently increased its arms purchases.
Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems announced that its US subsidiary awarded a $145 million contract by United States Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection (CBP) .The contract calls for deployment of border surveillance technology in southern Arizona.
Official figures show that China has surpassed the United States to become the world’s largest goods trading country in 2013. China managed to eclipse the US as the largest trading state in the world,
American corporations Boeing, General Electric, Verizon – paid no federal income tax from 2008 to 2012. Fortune 500 companies exploit tax breaks and loopholes. Refute view in Washington America’s corporate income tax more burdensome than levied by other countries.
Haaretz, Times of Israel: Media reports former Israeli army soldiers played key role in organizing violent street clashes with government forces in Ukrainian capital Kiev. Unit linked to ultra-nationalist groups. Russia repeatedly accused the West of meddling in internal affairs of Ukraine, fueling crisis in the country
Genetically grown crops are completely unregulated, organic farmers have to pay thousands of dollars and undergo numerous tests to ensure that they are indeed providing organic food to the public. Organic farms and farmers at risk, super bugs or super weeds, or the desolation of entire colonies of bees and butterflies.
China has a flourishing underground child trafficking industry, for which tens of thousands of children are believed to be stolen each year, with demand fuelled by a one-child limit combined with a traditional preference for sons. Adoption websites found to be fronts for child traffickers.
Rome now face choices, cutting public services, raising taxes or delaying payments to suppliers to gain time as they search for ways to close budget gap. If it fails, the city could be placed under an administrator tasked with selling off city assets, such as its utilities.
Fed Chair Janet Yellen: Federal Reserve Board doesn’t have authority to regulate bitcoin Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., calling to ban—or at least curb—the decentralized, virtual currency use in United States, expressed concerns about bitcoin’s anonymity making it appealing for criminals.
US labor board believes pot workers have the same rights as any other American employee. Complaints filed by the United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW) against a Maine marijuana dispensary called Wellness Collection of Maine, illegally spraying its marijuana plants with pesticides.
Cyprus' lawmakers rejected controversial bill to sell state-owned companies, a condition of the country's rescue deal with international lenders. Government warned rejection of the bill risk pushing country into bankruptcy in couple of months. public sector employees protest against the legislation.
Police dispersed an angry crowd of job seekers outside an employment office in Stockholm on Wednesday after it called 61,000 people for a recruitment meeting by mistake. “Something has gone wrong with the mailing list, should have gone out to about 1,000 jobseekers.
If you refuse to enroll and pay for Obamacare, you’re supposed to pay the IRS for nothing “If you can’t afford to pay, irs will fine you because you can’t afford to pay.” People are going to fight back, either through non-compliance, civil disobedience, or other means.
Finance officials in Pueblo County, the tenth most populated county in Colorado, announced the two marijuana shops there have earned approximately $1 million in sales in January. That sum has produced approximately $56,000 in local sales taxes. Only new revenue we have coming in is in marijuana.
The city contends using rainwater, solar energy violates International Property Maintenance Code, used in many US and Canadian communities.states properties unsafe to live in if they dont have electricity running water though she has both electricity and water.
Greek dock workers and farmers have staged demonstrations to protest against harsh austerity measures imposed as part of an EU deal for more bailout loans. Hundreds of striking port workers gathered in the capital Athens and marched to parliament for a protest against privatization of state-owned businesses.
200 cars belonging to poor Hispanic people were impounded, towed and later sold when the car owners couldn't pay the fees, Some of the cars were not sold and ended up being kept by officers for themselves. Operator of the towing company who is also the brother of the acting chief, has also been arrested.
Tax revenue from the sale of legal recreational and medical marijuana in Colorado is projected to reach $134 million for this coming year, and this is an estimate far outperforming original measures. Smart regulators of Cannabis know that this is a billion dollar industry.
Boeing Corporation bullied members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) to accep new contract forcing them to give up pensions, health care, reduce wages. It manipulated politicians union’s leadership to pressure workers to accept these concessions.
Venezuela’s protests now ending their second week, 14 reported killed, hundreds wounded, scores arrested. Clashes continuing in Caracas. Maduro government denounced protests a US-backed coup. Leaders of the protest funded by the US.
Pentagon announced plans to shrink U.S. Army to pre-World War II levels, eliminatE Air Force’s A-10 fleet, retire the Cold War-era U-2 spy plane program. Cheney: his “old friends” in Middle East told him they no longer trust United States to use military power when necessary.
American Jewish leader Malcolm Hoenlein: growing international campaign to boycott Israel over illegal settlements is one of Israel's greatest challenges. "We have to counter the BDS movement in the strongest possible way. That means zero tolerance, and that has to become the mantra of our time,
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has described as illegal a referendum on Catalonia’s independence planned for November 9. entire Spanish people who have the capacity to decide what Spain is. Catalan people back independence fed-up withyears of recession in Spain, other issues.
California Democrat State Sen. Ron Calderon, facing 24-count federal indictment related to his pushing legislation to benefit hospital engaged in billing fraud and participating in a film industry tax scheme that actually was an FBI sting.” accepting $100,000 in bribes, “no-show jobs” for his children.
Undersecretary of state for Europe and Eurasia Victoria Nuland : past two decades United States spent five Billion dollars ($5,000,000,000) to subvert Ukraine, prominent businessmen, government officials who support US project to tear Ukraine away from Russia into US sphere of interest (via “Europe”).
Brazil and European Union agreed to lay an undersea communications cable from Lisbon to Fortaleza to reduce Brazil's reliance on the United States. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff: $185 million cable project to "guarantee neutrality" of Internet, shield Brazil's Internet traffic from U.S. surveillance.
Around 11 million homes across Europe are empty or not in use could house all EU homeless twice over. Homes are built for people to live in, if they’re not being lived in then something has gone seriously wrong with the housing market. Homelessness getting worse in European Union.
European scientists, policymakers travel to Ethiopia to boost growing gmo crops. Pro-GM researchers, policymakers from Europe, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Sweden will meet Ethiopian, Kenyan, Ghana Nigeria farm ministers, African Union officials.
Banks required to gather information on medical marijuana customers, to prevent selling to minors, so improper transactions not occurring, keep marijuana going across state lines. Feds use scare tactics to ‘keep banks from being prosecuted’ when dealing with marijuana sellers, though operating legally.
Russia concerned about the strategic natural gas pipelines that go through Ukraine, transport gas from Russia to the rest of Europe. Not in the interest of the people of Ukraine to be dominated by either side, but that is going to be what ends up happening.
McDonalds has been forced to pay out a six figure settlement to 291 employees who were alleged to have been threatened with deportation if they refused to work 25 hour shifts in a former franchise. It was also alleged that workers were kept in their boss’s basement between shifts.
The world's biggest economies vowed Sunday to boost global growth by more than $2 trillion over five years, shifting their focus away from austerity as a fragile recovery takes hold. Finance ministers and central bank governors from the Group of 20, which accounts for 85 percent of the world economy.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) refused to accept $119 million in federal money to expand Medicaid health care services for poorest residents of his state because he loved taxpayers. Claimed his government found a way to cover 224,000 more people even without taking the federal money.
Lavish residence of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich after he left Kiev for Kharkov on Friday and parliament voted to strip him of his powers. Pictures show a luxurious estate with a private zoo, exotic gardens, golf course and a garage full of Rolls Royces.
European Commission will relax the European Union’s restrictions on food imports from Japan, which were introduced after the Fukushima nuclear accident in March 2011, the commission said Friday. EU to accept foods without checking their radiation levels. Radiation checks currently required on food imports.
Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr released a “plan of adjustment” Friday that includes huge cuts in city worker pensions and health care, pledges full payment for secured bondholders and outlines plans for the privatization of city services and assets, including the transfer of control of the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Atos Healthcare staff are increasingly coming under attack, source claim.s Around 160 incidents of staff being assaulted or abused each month last year. Accused of making unfair decisions on when sick and disabled people lose benefits, government report found its assessors of unacceptably poor quality.
The biggest military solar power plant in US completed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona, 16.4 megawatt installation, save about $500,000 yearly provide 35 percent of base’s electricity needs. Army Corps of Engineers and Energy Initiatives Task Force announced 15 contracts for military solar power,
Former bank manager Ivette Ros lost her job at Wells Fargo after bank’s executives learned she was packing a legal pistol with concealed carry permit. Bank’s policies prohibit employees from carrying firearms in bank. Suing, claiming bank violated her constitutional right to bear arms.
World’s top platinum miner Anglo American Platinum asked a labour court to rule leaders of a month-long strike ignored court order banning intimidation of non-striking workers and other activities. If upheld forty AMCU leaders, including leader Joseph Mathunjwa, could face jail sentence, or steep fine.
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