Buenos Aires tax agency used drones to identify 200 mansions, 100 swimming pools not declared by their owners. The unmanned aircraft flew over exclusive neighborhood near Buenos Aires, took images of luxury houses on lots registered as empty. Owners of the properties told to pay hefty fines on tax evasion.
Electricity bills rose 4.4 per cent while the cost of coal for power stations fell 12 per cent, the statistics from the Department of Energy and Climate Change revealed. Coal and gas produce nearly three fifths of the UK's electricity,
Slovenia supports anti-terrorism, but it will not take part in military action against the Islamic State, Prime Minister Miro Cerar. Cerar was annoyed to learn that Slovenia is being made part of a U.S.-led anti-Islamic State coalition without being informed beforehand.
A U.S. District judge in Florida has denied Kashi’s (owned by Kellogg’s) bid to dismiss lawsuit advertising Kashi as ‘all natural. Lawsuit accuse Kellogg’s of putting ‘bioengineered, artificial, and synthetic ingredients’ in cereals, cereal bars, snacks, pizza, other products marked ‘all natural.”
Raptors’ first mission cost $79 million. That's more expensive than India's mission to Mars, which was successfully completed Wednesday at a cost of $74 million.
Barack Obama was elected President of the United States on the strength of one fact. As a US Senator in Illinois, he voted against George W. Bush’s war against Iraq. Had Obama not done that, he would never have attracted the attention necessary to become a serious candidate for the presidency.
Around 130 tractors blocked the RN12 highway for over two hours in Landerneau on Wednesday in the latest farmer protest against the Russian ban on EU food imports that was prompted by EU sanctions over Ukraine. Farmers set fire to potatoes, cauliflower, tyres and hay among other items
President Obama addressed the General Assembly during which he defended the U.S.-led military campaign in Iraq and Syria. RT's Anastasia Churkina has the details.
China ready to fully cover Russian demand for fruits, vegetables, pickled foods: Izvestia newspaper citing Zhang Qingwei, director: Department of Commerce of China's Shandong Province. China also interested in increasing imports of grain, rapeseed and honey from Russia.
The Dutch government has decided to send six F-16 fighter jets to Iraq to help the US-led international coalition in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group, Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher said Wednesday
Gas prices in Ukraine may quadruple if Naftogaz of Ukraine sets a unified price for all gas consumers, a company senior official said on Wednesday. Alexander Todiichuk, Naftogaz of Ukraine Deputy CEO, said this initiative had been supported by the Ukrainian Energy and Coal Industry Ministry.“This is a heavy blow, politicians trying to avoid it in view of elections this autumn as people’s discontent may affect this process,
Data breach at retailer Home Depot Inc led to fraudulent transactions across United States, draining cash from customer bank accounts; the Wall Street Journal. Criminals using stolen card information to buy prepaid cards, electronics and groceries. Home Depot confirmed its payment systems were breached, 56 million payment cards compromised in cyberattack at its stores.
The lawsuit, which seeks more than $40 billion from the US government, challenges the manner in which AIG was rescued. AIG shareholders argue that the moves violated their Fifth Amendment rights, in that their private property was taken for “public use, without just compensation.”
China will never support any sanctions against Russia and will never join them: Valentina Matviyenko, speaker of the Russian parliament’s upper house said, citing Chinese President Xi Jinping. Russia and China believe sanctions are illegal, ineffective and counterproductive, attempt “to exert pressure on sovereign states to change their position, weaken them and suppress their development.
"We Believe Bigger Nations Should NOT Be Able To Bully Smaller Ones" Each hypocrisy is greater than the last.
U.S. military carried out its first airstrikes in this week on Islamic State (IS) (also known as ISIS) in Syria and Iraq. In addition to going after IS attacked offshoot of al-Qaeda: the Khorasan Group. Director of national intelligence, James Clapper, said Khorasan represented a more direct threat than IS.
Recent airstrikes carried out by the US and its allies against the ISIL terrorist group in Syria is the “beginning of a sustained campaign” that may last several years, a senior US military official said. Strategy announced by Obama in Syria involves airstrikes, training, advising and equipping “moderate” militants to battle the other insurgents.
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has criticized the Western governments for financing ISIL militants in the Middle East and then condemning the terrorists, the West ignored Russia’s warning of growing terror threat in Iraq and Syria. Western powers claimed the militancy would die out after ouster of the governments fighting the militants.
Israel is one of the most secretive participants in criminal warfare on Syria, bombed Syria three times last year. Israel has some of the best agents to infiltrate these terrorist organizations or mercenary organizations. Israelis are supplying weapons, train terrorists and mercenaries.
A senior Iranian commander says Iran played a pivotal role in defending Iraq's Kurdistan Region against the ISIL terrorist group, noting that the territory could have fallen to Takfiri militants without Iran's support. “The ISIL would have captured Iraq’s Kurdistan [Region] if it were not for Iran.
Military aircraft flying from Turkey have launched a series of aerial strikes against the strongholds of Takfiri ISIL militants in northern Syria. According to reports, the warplanes struck ISIL positions in Syria west of the key Kurdish town of Kobani in Syria's Aleppo Province on Wednesday
Ukraine is ready to negotiate an interim price for Russian gas, which would be a market one, during trilateral gas talks in Berlin on Friday, the country’s Energy and Coal Industry Minister Yury Prodan said Tuesday at a news conference.
Immigrants living in U.S. illegally will have opportunity to join the military under new Defense Department policy unveiled Thursday. Will expand existing program allowing recruiters to target foreign nationals with high-demand skills, mostly rare foreign language expertise, specialized health care training.
A new clinical trial is showing that the tiny sprouts of broccoli can help neutralize air pollution and its toxic contaminants in the body. International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has recently classified air pollution as carcinogenic to humans.
Israel shot down a Syrian warplane on Tuesday, saying the aircraft crossed battle lines of Syria’s civil war, flew over Israeli-held Golan Heights, perhaps by accident. The incident coincided with air strikes the United States and Gulf Arab allies mounted on Islamic State strongholds in Syria.
Merchants regularly receive tons of dates produced in neighbouring Israeli agricultural settlements, repackaging them in bags that read "dates of the Holy Land" in both Arabic and English and "Made in Palestine" in order to market them locally, in the Arab states and in Europe.
US military and partner nation forces are undertaking military action against ISIL terrorists in Syria using a mix of fighter, bomber and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles,"; Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby. United States has conducted 174 airstrikes against ISIL targets in Iraq since mid-August.
ISIS has destroyed the on-site monument to the Armenian people who perished in the deserts of Der Zor in the Genocide of 1915. The church and memorial contained irreplaceable bones of the martyred dead.
National Science Foundation (NSF) poll which is used to gauge U.S. scientific literacy every year one in four Americans (yes, that's 25 percent) are unaware that the Earth orbits the sun, majority of young Americans think astrology is a science.
surging internet-based alternative media has arisen to challenge the elite’s narratives. neoconservatives, panicked by alternative media’s success, have evidently a coordinated propaganda campaign,t rying to persuade the publicalternative media is not just foreign, but tied to “enemy” countries as Russia and Iran.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the West not to ease sanctions imposed on Iran in a bid to win Tehran’s agreement to join a so-called international coalition against the ISIL Takfiri group.
Dentists and dental hygienists n speaking out against plastic microbeads in toothpastes, many noticed the tiny blue beads lodged in patients’ gums. In response, toothpaste manufacturers have indicated they are happy to remove the beads from their products, but there will be a “phasing out” period.
U.S. Secret Service is considering implementing pedestrian checkpoints and bag searches on sidewalks of the district outside the White House.These warrantless “screenings” could take place several blocks away from the White House grounds, law enforcement officials told the New York Times.
Security sources said deployment requested by Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi;Yemeni. Prime Minister Mohamed Basindawa resigned. Ansarullah fighters seized government headquarters, state TV and radio stations in Yemeni capital. Parts of “the military and security apparatus supported the popular revolt,” including “ general command of the armed forces.”
In an apparent sign of division between back and front bench MPs in the House of Commons, backbenchers have secured a vote for the House to recognize the state of Palestine. The debate will take place on 13 Oct 2014, it will be six hours long and happen in the main chamber, substantive motion: calls on the government to recognise state of Palestine alongside state of Israel.”
Ukraine is now in recession. Deep economic ties with Russia have resulted in painful adjustments in recent months. The nation's exports are down 19% from last year, expected to fall further. Retail sales falling, industrial production collapsing. Nation's currency, trading near record lows.
Gazprom Neft (Gazprom Oil). Almost all their clients for crude oil and petroleum products have signed agreements to pay in Rubles. Novoport, already begun delivery for Ruble currency, deliveries to the Asian market are to be completed in Yuan currency.
NATO member Poland is ready to sell arms to Ukraine if there is demand. Polish Defence Minister Tomasz Siemoniak:“I confirm the Polish defence industry is interested in this direction,” Siemoniak told private radio station Zet. “There are several products that may be interesting for Ukraine.”
The head of Monsanto in India, Shilpa Divekar Nirula, has stated that the company aims to triple its business in India over the next five years, India's Business Today reported Monday.
Russian banks should continue working in Ukraine despite current difficulties because their exit from the country would hurt Ukrainian economy, President Vladimir Putin said Monday.
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