In terms of people’s affordability to eat, UK is the worst place in Western Europe, Britain is the world’s sixth richest country, yet British people are increasingly relying on food banks because of the coalition government’s austerity policies. Energy prices are higher too in relation to income.
Spending bill authorizes $173 million in added funding for Israel’s missile systems, including nearly $34 million to improve the Arrow weapon system and $117.2 million for development of the David's Sling short-range ballistic missile system and $22 million for an upper-tier interceptor.
It took 20 paramilitary officers two nights to seize possessions enough to fill four trucks from one of the ancestral home of a disgraced deputy military logistics chief, as new details emerged about investigation, biggest People’s Liberation Army graft case in recent years. Pure gold statue, gold wash basin.
State inspectors found company involved in major chemical spill in West Virginia set up a simple cinder block, one 50-pound bag of safety absorbent powder. State, local officials: Freedom Industries' containment dike full of cracks, holes. State, local planners did not have emergency-response plan
Republican legislators in Wisconsin are circulating a draft of a bill on behalf of the state’s largest anti-union business lobby, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce would allow 7-day work week for state’s workers. Opponents say employers would use law to erase weekends force employees to work longer.
Response to strikes that began on Jan. 3 which have paralyzed trade from the major port, particularly for the fruit industry. “A night of repression from the police special forces was experienced. People from STI don’t want to go to work but they are forced to, This is war. There is nothing else to do.
Poorest working families in North Carolina just got another tax hike A person who earns a million dollars per year will get a roughly $10,000 tax cut, bottom 80 percent of the income distribution will see their taxes rise. Four out of five taxpayers in the state were going to pay more next year.
An agreement on cooperation in utilizing nuclear power for civilian purposes signed following negotiations between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Hungarian President Viktor Orban on Tuesday envisions the building of two new power-generating units at the Paks Nuclear Power Plant.
US Supreme Court upheld biotech giant Monsanto’s claims on genetically-engineered seed patents and the company’s ability to sue farmers whose fields are inadvertently contaminated with Monsanto materials.
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron announced financial incentives for shale gas extraction, controversial energy source known as 'fracking'. Local authorities now be allowed to keep one hundred percent of their local tax on fracking sites, twice as much as for other businesses. Caused an uproar.
Councils have been accused of imposing a ‘death tax’ on bereaved families by drastically increasing burial and cremation charges to balance their books. The higher fees are hitting people when they are at their most vulnerable, according to undertakers.
Man charged with attempting to send technical data of F-35 joint strike fighter to Iran. Mozaffar Khazaee naturalized US citizen charged with “transporting, transmitting and transferring in interstate or foreign commerce goods obtained by theft, conversion, or fraud.” He faces a maximum of 10 years in jail.
The opposition to biotech crops is slowing the approval by U.S. regulators of new genetically modified products that is hurting farmers: official with a trade group representing seed manufacturer. Poison yourselves if you want. We will deal with farmers who care about us and the environment.
DOE says its energy-scoring software, Home Energy Scoring Tool is like a vehicle's mile-per-gallon rating, allows homeowners to compare energy performance of their homes, also billed as a way to keep home-retrofitting going.
Argentina will seek legal punishment, including prison sentences, for anyone who drills for oil in the Falklands and the surrounding waters it claims as its territories, the country’s newly created Malvinas secretary has told the Guardian. “We will go to the international courts.
Ellen Brown, author of ‘Web of Debt’ and the ‘Public Banking Solution’, is running for Treasurer in California, aiming to create a State Bank. will implement legislation to charter a Californian State Bank. State Debt could be refinanced interest-free, end plundering by Wall Street fraudulent ‘Government debt’.
Iran and six leading world powers, the P5+1, have agreed to implement the nuclear deal reached in Geneva in November starting from January 20. Iran receives $550 million installment of $4.2 billion in frozen overseas funds on February 1. President Obama welcomed the agreement.
Raymond Hull: serial criminal 32 convictions, drink- driving, burglary, assaulting police, violent attack. 22 children with 11 different women. Hasn’t worked in ten years. 18-month-suspended sentence dealing cannabis. Son, Adrian killed his babysitter. Three sons jailed for robbery, violence, drugs, drunk daughter.
Uruguay,will spend the next few months selecting a good quality strain of the crop that can be sold at a price similar to current illegal prices. Studying the best way to produce competitively-priced high-quality marijuana while involving small and medium Uruguayan producers.
PulseWallet syncs your credit card to the palm of your hand through the device’s internal biometric technology. Using built-in Fujitsu palm-scanning technology called Palm Secure, the electronic device photographs a person’s unique vein pattern just below the skin. makes forging extremely difficult.
A chain of gun-shops announced it will no longer rent out guns, to stop a string of suicides by customers. “We don’t rent to white male Florida resident who comes in alone. They don’t want to mess up their families’ homes, so they do it here.”
Papers released by UK’s National Archives reveal Margaret Thatcher developed plans to use army to break year-long 1984-1985 miners’ strike. Thatcher denied plan was in place. 20,000 miners were injured or hospitalised, 13,000 arrested, 200 imprisoned, 2 killed on picket lines.
Nadine Wright,, prisoner when she suffered a miscarriage. It is alleged that, with the dead foetus on the floor, she was told to clean up the blood in the cell. She stole food from a supermarket worth £13.94. The appalling treatment meted out to Wright would need a modern-day Charles Dickens to adequately depict.
Ecuadorian government is now attempting to take down Ecuador's indigenous leaders who are committed to defending their territory from any oil development plans by companies. Attorney General, accuses leaders of crime of threat" during protests against the oil auction.
New housing tax has sparked public outcry in Italy leaving millions of taxpayers angry. New housing services tax would cost Italian families more than a previous property tax abolished six weeks ago. Those who will pay more families with several children who are less well-of.
International campaign to boycott Israeli products taking a heavy toll on illegal settlers in Jordan Valley region occupied West Bank. Income of the settlerss who grow fresh products dropped by more than 14 percent or $29 million in last year, Western European markets avoid buying the products.
Silver State Schools Credit Union of Las Vegas, Nevada, now offers loans specifically for K-12 teachers who are struggling to scrape together the classroom essentials. Predatory lenders have gone after soldiers and students. Now, credit unions have underpaid K-12 teachers in their sights.
One day after saying Illinois should reduce its minimum wage by a dollar, a wealthy conservative candidate for governor is walking the proposal back. Bruce Rauner (R) call for a wage cut drew sharp criticism from state Democrats, changed his tune.
In 2012, Seoul was the largest investor in the country with $287 million in projects. South Korea has emerged as a behind-the-scenes actor in the crackdown. The embassyadmits that in recent weeks it has been running a backdoor campaign to protect Korean business interests.
China, largest investor in South Sudan’s oil sector, fierce fighting continues between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and those of his former deputy. Some of the largest oil fields China operates are in areas controlled by fighters backing Riek Machar, the country’s vice-president until he was sacked in July.
The largest Dutch pension fund company, PGGM, reportedly chose to withdraw all its investments from five largest Israeli banks, whose branches are involved in financing construction settlements in the West Bank .PGGM manages over 140 billion euros in pension assets on behalf of five pension fund.
The company said that for the quarter ending November 30, 2013 it earned $368 million, or 69 cents per share. Monsanto’s total revenue rose 7 percent last quarter to $3.1 billion. Germany, France, Italy proposed national bans on GMOs. Zambia, Benin,Serbia agreed on total bans altogether.
Police and protesters clash in the Greece capital Athens during a demonstration against European Union after the country officially launched its six-month presidency of the bloc. Greece at the epicenter of the eurozone debt crisis in its sixth year of recession, harsh austerity measures left thousands unemployed..
Clashes erupted between police and demonstrators in town of Kasserine on Wednesday, dozens of protesters tried to force their way into offices of ruling Ennahda party, protest over new taxes, bad living conditions three years after revolution. Ennahda party expressed "understanding" over the protest.
JPMorgan Chase will pay $1.7 billion to victims of Madoff Ponzi scheme to settle charges it failed to adequately police the accounts, to resolve criminal charges over its role in the 2008 Madoff scandal, the largest ever financial fraud to rock Wall Street. Largest penalty for a violation of the Bank Secrecy Act.
The west’s drive to reduce its carbon footprint cheaply is fuelling a dirty war in Honduras, where US-backed security forces are implicated in the murder, disappearance and intimidation of peasant farmers involved in land disputes with local palm oil magnates.
Whole Foods announced last Thursday that they have now committed $25 million in funding to their Local Producer Loan Program (LPLP). Since 2007, they have provided 184 loans to 155 companies. Funds are targeted to help local growers, producers and food artisans. Company welcomes new loan applications.
Dr. Richard J. Roberts, Nobel Prize in Medicine 1993: pharmaceutical companies are interested in research that doesn’t cure but only make you experience an improvement that disappears when you stop taking the drug because drug companies often are not as interested in healing you as in getting money.
Wind turbines met 21.1% of electricity demand on the Spanish peninsular, narrowly beating the region's fleet of nuclear reactors, which provided 21% of power. Power output from combined cycle gas plants fell 34.2% year-on-year, coal-fired plants saw generation fall 27.3%, and nuclear power output fell 8.3%.
A Democratic push to extend unemployment benefits that expired moved forward in the Senate. Republicans in opposition, contend issuing emergency unemployment checks discourage job seekers. Urge Congress to focus on Republican job-creation ideas, like expanded oil drilling.
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