Swiss Ambassador to Tehran Giulio Haas says his country is eager to forge closer economic relations with Iran. Switzerland one of the main European trade partners of Iran, Switzerland exported 2.6 million tons of commodities to Iran in ten-month time, lifted ban on precious metal trade.
US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Monday that America’s borrowing limit should be extended as a matter of urgency or the government would default “at some point very soon,” possibly by the end of this month. Without borrowing not possible to meet all obligations of federal government,"
US Postal Service considering possibility of adding bitcoin exchange to its current financial services. USPS Office of Inspector General (OIG) led a webinar to explore the possibilities. Event included representatives of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Booz Allen Hamilton, and the World Bank,
Petition that would let residents of the forty-ninth state vote to make pot legal for adults surpassed a 30,169 signature threshold, clearing the way for issue to appear in ballot booths during elections there on August 19. U S law considers marijuana a Schedule I narcotic on par with heroin.
December 2013 Uruguay became first country in the world to fully legalize production and sale of the popular herb. Under the new law, which comes into full effect in early April. Drugs Peace Institute, supported marijuana legalization endorsed his candidacy, political party Frente Amplio, the PlantaTuPlanta.
Greek state hospital doctors, nurses and administrative staff have held a strike to protest the government’s austerity measures which allegedly aim to make the healthcare sector "more efficient. Unions: proposed reforms destructive to healthcare sector, includes layoffs, closure of hospitals and clinics across Greece
German IT sector hopes to profit from trust lost in American technology firms after NSA spying scandal. IBM and Cisco have seen foreign sales fall particularly in China. Google, Facebook pleading with Washington to exert more control over country's intelligence agencies, fear of user revolt.
In the United States, pre-packaged foods loaded with artificial ingredients and chemicals can make it onto grocery store shelves boasting the label “natural.”In America, no definition of “natural.” Consumer advocates threaten lawsuits against big food giants, alleging their claims are misleading and illegal.
Canadian industrial metal band Skinny Puppy sent the Pentagon a bill for $660,000 after being told that guards at Guantanamo Bay had used the band’s music to torment prisoners. Considering suing the Defense Department for using a Skinny Puppy song to torment detainees at the military base in Cuba.
UK government’s Health and Social Care Information Centre quietly announced plans to share all patient records held by the National Health Service with private companies, from insurers to pharmaceutical companies. How this information would be safeguarded is currently unknown.
Food shortages, inflation, crime, Maduro blamed violent soap operas, warns broadcasters clean up content. Staples; cooking oil, chicken, flour, milk touch off mob scenes. Government price caps, rationing to prevent hoarding, price gouging. World’s largest petroleum reserves, gas prices, lowest in the world.
Swiss Finance Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf turned down the proposal of her Greek counterpart Yiannis Stournaras to impose taxes on Greeks’ bank accounts and transfer the money to Athens. Amount of Greek deposits in Swiss banks is not clear,
The New York State Legislature could pass a bill, which would bar state financing for academic groups that have taken official action to boycott higher education institutions in Israel. State Senate has approved the bill and the State Assembly is about to vote on it.
In the first month of legal recreational marijuana sales in Colorado, retailers say they have collected $1.24 million in tax revenue. Likely will exceed a quarter of a million dollars a day, putting it on pace to near $100 million annually. took in $39.9 million in sales,taxes from alcoholic beverages in fiscal 2013,
Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO):Insects can be solution to world food crisis. Mixed reception, even in countries where insects traditionally considered a special treat. They believe beetles, crickets nourishing, cheap, could save mankind form hunger,social, economic problems.
International Israel boycott gains strength. Israeli Prime Minister deemed boycott immoral unjust strategic threat, summoned senior officials for emergency meeting to fix it. Vulnerable in European Union, Israel’s biggest trade partner. Loss of jobs, cheaper alternatives for Israeli goods. Reduced value of Israeli shekel
Tata Motors director Karl Slym found dead fourth floor Shangri-La hotel in Bangkok. Police said he could have committed suicide. Chief economist of US investment house Mike Dueker found dead close to Tacoma Narrows Bridge Washington State, police say he could have jumped over fence, fallen 15 meters.
Iran government started handing out food packages for millions of its citizens to help those with low income, try to lower inflation on food.Long lines , where food is distributed. Food package contains 20 pounds of rice two frozen chickens , three dozen eggs, two quarts of vegetable oil, two packs of cheese.
Blogger Vani Hari exposed the entire ingredient’s list of a chicken sandwich from the restaurant. Over 100 ingredients including GMOs, MSG, refined grains, artificial colors,TBHQ, derived from butane. Representatives from Chick-fil-A confirmed they are working on improving, going through menu.
Israel cannot stop international anti-Israel boycott campaign over Israeli settlement activities on the occupied Palestinian territories. European Union blocked all grants, funding to any Israeli entity based in the illegal settlements. Two of Europe’s biggest financial institutions boycotted transactions with Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the boycott threats by US Secretary of State John Kerry “immoral and unjust,” adding that no pressure will force him to renounce Israel’s “vital interests.” rejected warning by U S it could face a boycott if talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority fail.
The FBI says two US citizens have fled to Israel as the feds were investigating their part in a $33 million bank fraud. 34-count indictment. Aviv Mizrahi faces a maximum statutory sentence of 1,020 years in federal prison Greenes faces a maximum statutory sentence of 330 years in federal prison.
State Department took no position on the project, stopped short of recommending if the line should be built, claim the pipeline more environmentally sound than other options. Approval or denial of any single project unlikely to significantly affect the rate of extraction of oil, oil sands, or refining of heavy crude in US.
About 2,000 motorcycles swarmed the streets of Venezuela's capital Friday to protest a proposed nighttime curfew on two-wheelers as part of a government crackdown on crime. But cracking down on two-wheelers, Maduro risks offending part of his socialist revolution's base among the poor.
Police arrested 73 people Wednesday after an attempt to evict squatters from an historic building sparked a brawl, authorities in the Mexican capital said. The fight was over control of the Edificio Gaona, a 92-year-old structure located near the Mexican federal Government Secretariat.
Iranian Minister of Cooperative, Labor and Social Welfare Ali Rabiei says 100 French companies are ready for cooperation with the Islamic Republic amid hopes of sanctions relief. Renault, said it has resumed shipments to Iran for vehicle assembly.
World’s biggest wealth fund in Norway put two Israeli firms on blacklist over contribution to construction of illegal settlements in occupied Jerusalem. Romania barred its citizens from working for Israel’s illegal settlements in occupied West Bank. Netherlands’ largest pension divesting from Israeli banks.
MPs in Italy's lower house of parliament break into fights after the speaker interrupted a filibuster by opposition party M5S. Laura Boldrini became the first speaker in history to use the 'guillotine' to cut short a debate, meaning the house voted 236 to 209 to re-evaluate the share capital of the Bank of Italy.
Ruling elite indifference to needs, country’s working people. One of the few true statements Obama included in his speech was the observation that “corporate profits and stock prices have rarely been higher, and those at the top have never done better. Half the population cutting back on food, medicine.
US House of Representatives voted Wednesday to slash the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps) by $8.7 billion over ten years, cutting food benefits by an average of $90 per month for 850,000 of the country’s most vulnerable people Passed after only one hour of debate
Elisa Madonia said she was diagnosed with stage three esophageal cancer her doctors sent property management company S37 letters about her illness and her possible need for significant time off for treatment.Less than two hours later her boss suggested she resign from the job she’d held for four years.
District nutrition manager seized, threw away lunches of up to 40 students over negative account balances in Utah elementary school. children had already received their lunches at Uintah Elementary in Salt Lake City.‘You don’t have any money in your account so you can’t get lunch.’”Children were in tears.
Former host of a Saturday morning Christian radio show arrested in connection with a Ponzi scheme that bilked 38 people in Florida out of $6 million. Gary Gauthier charged with racketeering, security fraud,organized fraud sale of an unregistered security and sale of a security by an unregistered dealer.
1,400 people filed joint lawsuit against three companies that manufactured Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, saying they should be financially liable for damage caused by its 2011 meltdowns, seeking compensation of 100 yen ($1) each, say lawsuit meant to set new legal precedent on current regulations.
In November, Florida voters will decide whether the Sunshine State will be the next laboratory of democracy to legalize medical marijuana. If 60 percent of voters go for it, doctors could prescribe marijuana for patients with "certain medical conditions" and "debilitating diseases.
CEO of Euro Pacific Capital Peter Schiff: government programs, not low wages, were trapping Americans in poverty.People don’t go hungry in a capitalist economy “In a free market, there’s plenty of food for everybody – especially the poor.” Socialism creates scarcity, famine.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's administration has decided to sign a 40-year contract to privatize the state's crumbling bridges, but there has been little to no media coverage of the deal and what it will mean for two generations of Pennsylvanians.
8 April 2014 Microsoft will cease providing any patches, including security fixes for Windows XP operating system, runs between one quarter and one third of the world's desktops. Many organisations will chose to run Windows XP even when Microsoft has stopped providing security fixes.
Gabriel Magee, JP Morgan bank executive, jumped from the top of the bank’s European headquarters, fellow American banker, William ‘Bill’ Broeksmit, 58, was found hanging in his South Kensington home.
Iceland let its banks fail in 2008 because they proved too big to save put it on a trajectory that’s turned 2 percent unemployment into a realistic goal while the euro area grapples with record joblessness, led by more than 25 percent in Greece and Spain,
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