Monday, September 25, 2017

New aid scheme for Greece

New aid scheme for Greece
The European Commission offered €209 million ($245 million) in new emergency aid for Greece on Thursday to help refugees stranded in the country rent homes and pay for basics with a cash card. About 62,000 refugees and migrants, mainly Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis headed to...

London Whale, US drops criminal charges against former JPMorgan traders caused $6B loss

US drops criminal charges against former JPMorgan traders caused $6B loss
US drops criminal charges against former JPMorgan traders in 'London Whale' case, which caused $6B loss, told CNBC on Friday. The U.S. has decided to drop criminal charges against former JPMorgan traders Javier Martin-Artajo and Julien Grout in the "London whale" case.

Apollo 11 bag of lunar dust collected by Neil Armstrong has sold for $1.8 million

Apollo 11 bag of lunar dust collected by Neil Armstrong has sold for $1.8 million
Most of the equipment used in the Apollo 11 mission is kept at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., but despite NASA's protests, a U.S. district judge has ruled that it can be owned by a private citizen. https://twitter.com/Sothebys/status/888106964722491393?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nbcnews.com%2Fnews%2Fus-news%2Fbag-apollo-11-moon-dust-auctioned-1-8-million-new-n784866 The decision came...

Goldman Sachs’ revolving door

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GoingundergroundRT's Afshin Rattansi on the ties between the investment bank and the US government. Just watch it. --- The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is an American multinational finance company that engages in global investment banking, investment management, securities, and other financial services including asset management, mergers and...

Islamic State, Al-Nusra, Al-Qaeda getting money from US allies, Iranian FM

The Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said during an interview with CNN, Trump’s stance towards Iran, which includes accusations of Tehran sponsoring terrorism, represented a “misplaced and misguided policy,” reported Fars news agency on Monday. “We know where the terrorists are coming from. We know those who...

How Brazil’s Michel Temer could be tried for corruption

FILE - VOA NEWS -- Brazil's President Michel Temer gestures during a ceremony at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia
Michel Temer faces the fight of his political career as Brazil’s Congress considers whether the president should be tried for corruption.  Mr Temer was indicted in the Supreme Court last month by the independent public prosecutors’ office after he was caught on tape allegedly discussing bribes...

Saudi war crimes in Yemen: UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia deemed lawful by High Court

The High Court has ruled that UK arms exports to the kingdom can continue despite 'overwhelming evidence' of Saudi war crimes in Yemen. The UK will continue to export billions of pounds of weapons to Saudi Arabia after anti-arms trade campaigners lost a high-profile legal...

New android malware can steal login data including your banking apps

A Trojan virus that poses as an Adobe Flash Player update is targeting Android smartphone users. The malware can obtain login credentials from at least 40 different retail, social media and banking apps. https://twitter.com/VOP_Today/status/880330102931951616 The deceptive software is the latest version of Marcher Android malware, which appeared...

US and its allies financing and arming IS — Syrian official

A political and media adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has accused the US and its allies of financing and arming the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in a bid to tear the region apart and deplete its resources, reported Iranian news agency PressTV on...

US signed a $12-billion deal to sell F-15 fighter jets to Qatar 

US has signed a $12-billion deal to sell F-15 fighter jets to Qatar amid a dispute engulfing the Persian Gulf region, which saw President Donald Trump siding with a Saudi-led bloc of nations facing off against Doha. Qatar’s Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday the...

Eurozone agrees 8.5 bln euro bailout payment to Greece

Eurozone agrees 8.5 bln euro bailout payment to Greece, sources tell AFP news agency on Thursday. Eurozone ministers struck a long delayed bailout deal with Greece on Thursday to unlock badly needed rescue cash, but warned Athens would have to wait for debt relief. After hours...

Qatari finance engineer for terrorists in Yemen

Yemeni Abdul Wahab Mohamed Abdul Rahman Al-Hmeiqani is number 12 on the terrorist list issued by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt. He holds a senior position at the Sheikh Eid Al Thani Charity Foundation in Qatar, the institution that...

Brent crude oil rises after the rupture of diplomatic relations with the Arab countries, Qatar

Futures price for Brent crude oil for delivery in August 2017 in the course of trading on the London Stock Exchange ICE rose, reaching to the peak of $ 50.71 a barrel. This is evidenced by trading data. Earlier it was reported that the United...

Qatar govt paid hundreds of millions of dollars for international terrorists

The authorities of Qatar paid for international terrorists of hundreds of millions of dollars for the release from captivity of the royal family, captured in southern Iraq. On Monday, June 5, the Financial Times reported citing warlords and government officials in the region. According to the...

Qatar loses about 80% of its Gulf imports due to sanctions

Qatar relies heavily on the Gulf countries in its trade and imports, especially with Saudi Arabia and the UAE, reported Al Arabiya on Monday. According to data of the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics, the trade exchange between Qatar and the Arab Gulf countries in...

US approves $662 mn sale of radar, 120mm and 155mm projectiles to Saudi Arabia

United States approves $662 mn sale of radar, 120mm and 155mm projectiles, and other equipment to Saudi Arabia.  The United States also approved $750 mn sale of blanket order training program for Saudi Air Force and other military branches. State Dept. approval does not mean sale...

Saudi Arabia funding for foreign terrorism

Once Again, Saudi funding for foreign terrorism may be hidden from public Sputnik News agency wrote on Thursday.  Sputnik News -- The results of a UK investigation, begun in part as a deal to gain the support of the Liberal Democratic party in extending British...

Russian hackers hit banks in Russia by using Android devices, planning to target EU soon

Russian cyber criminals used malware planted on Android mobile devices to steal from domestic bank customers and were planning to target European lenders before their arrest, investigators and sources with knowledge of the case told Reuters. Their campaign raised a relatively small sum by cyber-crime...

EU fails to reach debt deal for Greece amid IMF row

Eurozone fails to reach debt deal for Greece amid IMF row reports AFP news agency on Monday. Eurozone finance ministers, the International Monetary Fund and the Greek government failed to agree at talks on a release of further bailout funds for Athens and reached no...

United States and Britain making money from Saudi war on Yemen

Chris McGrane, an activist and political commentator, says the United States and Britain are "very adamant to carry on this massive sale of arms to Saudi Arabia because the more bombs Saudi Arabia drops and those weapons need to replace in, more money...

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