Saturday, July 22, 2017

Nearly $100 billion — Russia buying up more of America’s debt

In March, the country bought $13.5 billion of US government bonds -- better known as "Treasury securities." Russia's total holdings of US debt have now increased to nearly $100 billion, according to recently released Treasury Department data. It's the third straight month of buying from...

Saudi Arabia paid thousands of dollars to US army veterans to kill 9/11 bill — report

Saudi Arabia has paid tens of thousands of dollars to US army veterans in an attempt to kill a recently-passed law allowing 9/11 families to sue Saudi nationals for their alleged role in facilitating the September 11, 2001 attacks that killed thousands of...

Snapchat lost more than $2 billion during first quarter

The owner of Snapchat lost more than $2 billion during its first quarter as a publicly traded company. Snap Inc. reported its Q1 earnings Wednesday, which showed revenue of just under $150 million from March 2-31. Snap's net loss was a staggering $2.2 billion, which was...

FREE MONEY — Canada launching an experiment giving 4,000 people free money until 2020

Finland, the Netherlands, and San Francisco, California, have already shown interest in giving people a regular monthly allowance — a system known as basic income. ______ Now Ontario, Canada, is planning a basic-income trial as well. On Monday, Premier Kathleen Wynne outlined new details of the Ontario...

I don’t like money, so I can’t be corrupt — Nigerian minister tells people

The Nigerian Transportation minister has assured Nigerians that he does not like money hence no reason for him to be corrupt. ______ The Transport minister made this known while speaking during an interview with Channels Television. The immediate past governor of Rivers state during the interview conducted...

MOL Triumph — From ‘mother of all bombs’ to ‘the mother of all ships’

Built in South Korea – which today stands at the centre of international tension over the nuclear intentions of its northern neighbour – you could call it “the mother of all ships’’. ______ The world’s largest vessel of any kind currently plying its trade on the...

NSA monitoring money transfers among global banks, documents

Hackers released documents and files on Friday that cybersecurity experts said indicated the US National Security Agency had accessed the SWIFT interbank messaging system, allowing it to monitor money flows among some Middle Eastern and Latin American banks. The release included computer code that could...

Amancio Ortega donate $350 million to help 200,000 people diagnosed with cancer every year in Spain 

The Amancio Ortega Foundation announced Wednesday that it would donate 320 million euros (350 million U.S. dollars) to buy the latest equipment to fight cancer and install them in hospitals in all of Spain's autonomous communities. ______ The donation marks a change for the foundation, which...

US testing the most expensive aircraft carrier in the history (PHOTOS)

  World’s most expensive warship FINALLY hits the water as US Navy tests out new £10billion supercarrier after being dogged by delays and ‘reliability issues’. ______ The mammoth USS Gerald R. Ford warship, which took six years to build, was spotted being put through its paces for...

North Korea hackers linked to attacks on banks in 18 countries worldwide, report

North Korea's hacking operations are growing and getting more bold - and increasingly targeting financial institutions worldwide. ______ North Korea is now being linked to attacks on banks in 18 countries, according to a new report from Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky. And the stolen money is likely...

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