France hosts conference to help hobbled Lebanon economy

April 9, 2018

PARIS- France is holding an international conference devoted to debt-ridden Lebanon to bring in funds and lay groundwork to ensure money is well spent. France’s foreign minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, opened Friday’s conference, mentioning the private sector organizations “must play its role in this transformation.” Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri laid out his country’s grim situation, which the Syrian war has accentuated. Fears of economic collapse in Lebanon are mounting…


How to Kill Democracy in Four Easy Steps: Lessons on the Gestapo at 85

April 3, 2018

The calls could not hear anything from the street. The build, Prinz-Albrecht-Strasse 8, had previously been the Berlin School of Industrial Arts and Crafts and was too solidly insulated to expose to passers-by the consequences of its brand-new role as the seat of the Berlin Wall came down and the city, with the two countries, was federated Berlin recognized and formalized its remorse in aiming Nazi inhumanities by creating two…


All Toys R Us stores to close their doors

March 15, 2018

Media playback is unsupported on your machine Media captionToys R Us administrator explains why the company was too difficult to sell All Toys R Us stores in the UK will close in the next six weeks following the chain’s breakdown into administration. Attempts to find a buyer for the US retailer’s 100 storages in the UK have failed. Twenty five stores have either closed in recent days or are attributed…


5 Totally WTF Times Real-World Problems Invaded Video Games

March 5, 2018

In a world once fitted with fun and promise, people now struggle with collapsing infrastructure and ethnic tension. There are mass demonstrations in the streets, widespread upheaval, and moral collapse. We are, of course, talking about video games. Games can be great, but virtual worlds can also be ruined by shitty circumstances and shittier people — just like the real one. For instance … Square Enix “Welcome to one of…


Debt for dolphins: Seychelles creates huge marine parks in world-first finance scheme

March 2, 2018

An innovative exchange of sovereign debt for marine preservation, backed by the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, could pave the way to saving large-scale swaths of the worlds oceans The tropical island commonwealth of Seychelles is to create two big brand-new marine parks in return for a great amount of its national debt being written off, in the first scheme of its kind in the world. The novel fiscal engineering, effectively…


UK no longer shackled to a corpse

February 15, 2018

After the false daybreak of 2010, there followed years of economic cataclysm as the financial crisis morphed into a money crisis and the economic breakdown of Europe’s smaller, indebted economies, led by Greece and infecting Portugal and Ireland, as well as Spain. European Union growth rate at 10 -year high-pitched Hammond joins Brexit roadshow Bank intimates at earlier and larger rate rises A currency and quasi-political uniting ill-suited to the…


A Bid to Solve Californias Housing Crisis Could Redraw How Cities Grow

February 11, 2018

Scott Wiener, the California state senator representing San Francisco, has a pretty good notion for how to save “the worlds”. In reality, sitting in a coffee shop in his city’s Financial District, Wiener seems downright perplexed that anyone would be against it. Here’s the idea: Build more housing. So, with his fellow senator Nancy Skinner, he authored a statute, SB 827, that overwrites some metropolitan zoning–putting public policies that had…


Leave Right Now or Arm Yourself to the Teeth: Life in Caracas

February 7, 2018

As a child growing up in Venezuela, I enjoyed listening to the radio. I detected the voices, and the narrations they rotate, hypnotizing. Now, it’s torture. Especially the ads. At occasions, it seems as if they’re all instructing me to flee the country. Immediately. In one of them, the status of women offers to find a home for me to buy in Florida. In another, I’m told that, for a…


Yellen Says Prices `High’ for Stocks, Commercial Real Estate

February 6, 2018

Outgoing Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said U.S. inventories and commercial-grade real estate rates are heightened but stopped short of saying those markets are in a bubble. ” Well, I don’t want to say too high. But I do want to say high ,” Yellen said here on CBS’s” Sunday Morning” in an interview registered Friday as she prepared to leave the central bank.” Price-earnings rates are near the high…


‘The Most Popular Politician On Earth’ Is Fighting To Save His Legacy — And His Future

January 26, 2018

On Wednesday, da Silva and his solicitors will return to court to plea his July conviction on accusations of political corruption — a lawsuit that threatens to derail his potential candidacy in elections subsequently this year. “Lula is not being prosecuted but persecuted — politically persecuted, ” Valeska Zanin Martins, da Silva’s co-counsel, told HuffPost. If his sentence ultimately stands, “we are absolutely certain that it is an international legal…


Right-Wing Email Scammers Want You to Invest in Bitcoin

January 21, 2018

If you’re a regular reader of Breitbart News, you may have noticed a relatively recent genre of advertisements in your inbox. They are hopeful, even promising messages, offering recipients exclusive financial advice that they are able to massively boost their retirement savings. The trick comes down to a simple investment: cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ethereum by promising get-rich-quick schemes, eye-popping returns, and promises of a massive nest-egg for seniors and…


Venezuela orders shutdown of maritime border with 3 islands

January 9, 2018

according to Color of Change. Meanwhile, white-hot households make up only 17 percentage of low-income people while they officially represent 66 percent of the country’s low-income population. Kweli, which entails “truth” in Swahili, aims to tell all sides of the black experience. In order for content to be featured on KweliTV, the the main persona needs to be of African descent and “not the sidekick, the friend of the fair…


Saudi-led airstrikes kill 68 civilians in one day of Yemen’s ‘absurd’ war

January 3, 2018

United Nations condemn mounting casualties after intensive air campaigns and says conflict has no military solution Sixty-eight Yemeni civilians were killed in two air raid by the Saudi-led coalition in one day, the UN’s humanitarian coordinator in Yemen has said, as he condemned what he described as” an absurd and futile conflict “. Jamie McGoldrick’s unusually direct criticism came in an update citing initial reports from the UN human rights…


Saudi-Led Airstrikes Kill 109 Civilians In Yemen In 10 Days

January 1, 2018

The fighting is futile and ridiculou, U.N. inhabitant coordinator Jamie McGoldrick said, in extraordinarily direct criticism of the campaign being waged by the coalition against the Iran-aligned Houthi movement. Citing initial reports from the U.N. human rights field office, a statement by McGoldrick said air strikes reached a crowded marketplace in the Al Hayma sub-district of Attazziah in Taiz governorate on Tuesday, killing 54 and injuring 32. On the same…


From Bitcoin to Belize, Here Are Best and Worst Assets of 2017

December 30, 2017

It was a great year to maintain bitcoin, but a bad time to have been invested in the Uzbek soum. As 2017 gales to a open, a look at the wins and losers around the globe would point out that, broadly speaking, the riskiest resources performed well, with bullish feeling on display in stocks, emerging-market monarches and corporate debt. Securities generally seen as the safest and least volatile wagers —…


Two women allege Al Franken touched their buttocks at campaign events

November 28, 2017

Minnesota Democrat not seen in public since first accusations says of new assertions its difficult to respond to anonymous accusers Two more women have alleged inappropriate behavior by the Minnesota Democrat Al Franken, “says hes” touched their buttocks during campaign occurrences in his first run for the US Senate. The ladies spoke to Huffington Post on condition of anonymity, saying the events occurred in Minneapolis in 2007 and 2008. In…


The Latest on the Political Turmoil in Zimbabwe

November 26, 2017

Harare, Zimbabwe( AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe’s political turmoil( all times neighbourhood ): 11: 15 p.m. The director flog of Zimbabwe’s governing party says “I don’t see us failing to proceed with the impeachment” of President Robert Mugabe. Told by the party’s Central Committee to step down by midday Monday or face impeachment, Mugabe amazed the country Sunday night with an address on state-run television that did not announce…