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US Get Hacked Again - 05/28/2015

The American TV company CNN made the statement that hackers from Russia allegedly got into one of databanks of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of the US federal tax department, having stolen personal information of Americans. Representatives of IRS reported that cybercriminals fraudulently got access to confidential information of more than 100 thousand taxpayers in the US. According to...

Goldman Sachs: The World Has too Much of Debts and Retirees - 05/27/2015

The world gathered too many debts and faced aging of the population, and it means that debt loading of the countries can get out of hand soon, says the head of division of Goldman Sachs Asset Management in Europe, the Middle East and Africa Andrew Wilson. In his opinion, the growing debt loading worldwide is one of the biggest threats for world economy. - There are too many debts, and it...

EU's New Financial Program - 05/27/2015

In 2016, the EU intends to spend €9,5 billion for response to external crises, including Ukraine. It was declared by the European Commissioner on the budget and human resources Kristalina Georgieva at a briefing in European Commission. - In 2016, the EU intends to spend €9,5 billion for response to external crises, including Syria, Iraq, Ukraine, - she told. Powerful crises shake the world. In...

China's Armed Peace - 05/26/2015

The government of China published the White paper devoted to the military doctrine of the state. It is noting that from now on, the Chinese army intends to adhere to the position of "active defense", but at the same time, accelerate modernization of army, firmly defend the sovereignty and interests, and also develop external military communications, including with Russia, reports Xinhua agency....

Antwerp Governor is Threatened with Death if He Does Not Accept Islam - 05/25/2015

The message with threats to de Wever written in French was hung out on one of central squares of Antwerp. Now, experts are estimating the reality of the threat. The Belgian Islamists threatened Bart de Wever, the governor of Antwerp, the leader of party of Flemish nationalists "New Flemish alliance", with death if he does not accept Islam, the Contact radio station reported. The message with...

David Cameron: Negotiations with the EU Will be Difficult - 05/22/2015

David Cameron has warned that negotiations with the EU on the "British problem" will not be easy in the run-up to the planned referendum on the withdrawal of Great Britain from the EU. The Prime Minister called for patience and said that negotiations with the EU may lead to favorable consequences for the entire European Union as a whole, not only for the UK. - Today I will begin serious talks...

Сash Cancellation: Pros and Cons - 05/21/2015

The authoritative European and American economists are for the abolition of cash. Would it be beneficial, and how does it relate to the financial crisis? Germans love cash. According to a research of the German Federal Bank (Bundesbank), more than half of total revenues in German stores is received in cash. In restaurants, the figure is 70 percent, and the cafés and eateries has even 94 percent....

IS seizes control of Palmyra - 05/21/2015

Islamic State has seized control of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.   According to the group’s head Rami Abdel Rahman Syrian troops have withdrawn from all sectors of the city, with the exception of a prison in the east and a military headquarters in the west. The group noted that the IS has in its control almost all of Palmyra....

The European Parliament Adopted a Directive on Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing - 05/20/2015

The European Parliament at its plenary session in Strasbourg adopted a directive aimed at strengthening the fight against money laundering and tax evasion. It is also aimed at countering the financing of terrorism. This is the fourth Directive of the European Parliament in this area. The document obliges Member States to establish national registers of ultimate owners - the beneficiary companies,...

Texas Banned Banning Fracking - 05/19/2015

The governor of Texas Greg Abbott signed a law banning imposing restrictions on the shale hydrocarbons by fracking in the cities located throughout the state. It is reported by The Guardian. - This law will ensure that Texas does not become a patchwork tailored with rules varying from region to region, from district to district and from city to city, - said the Republican. The state authorities...
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