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Australia, China signs landmark trade deal - 06/17/2015

Australia and China have signed a breakthrough free trade deal even as a multilateral Pacific trade agreement seems to be a thing of distant future.   Australia trade minister Andrew Robb warned that negotiations to attain a Pacific trade agreement is in logger jam as the US Congress again failed to pass legislation to allow the 12 countries included in the negotiations to effectively come...

MERS Goes to Europe - 06/16/2015

In Germany, first ever European patient died infected by a coronavirus MERS, reports Augsburger-Allgemeine. According to the newspaper, the 65-year-old man, whose name was not disclosed, died of complications from the disease on June 6 in a hospital in the federal state of Lower Saxony. However, it has become known only now. A German citizen was infected during a holiday in the capital of the...

China Offers 'Checkbook Diplomacy' to Europe - 06/15/2015

China promises multibillion-dollar investment in a new infrastructure fund in Europe at the summit, which will take place on June 29 in Brussels, according to the earlier draft of the communique, to which Reuters agency got access. A new round of Beijing ‘checkbook diplomacy’ promises to bring China even more influence. At the moment, amount of investment has not yet been exactly determined, but...

The Threat Of Privatisation Is Being Garbed Under The ‘Fairytale’ Of Development - 06/15/2015

Anuradha Mittal along with Karine Jacquemart unveils the “ugly truth” behind the promising story of land privatisation. Moreover, they also highlight the environmental threats attached to such projects. Thestrategist.media, Paris/ Oakland, California – 13 June 2015 – Last month, Anuradha Mittal, the executive director at the “Oakland Institute” and Karine Jacquemart, the leader of the African...

British Minister Supported the Right of the Intelligence Services to Monitor Citizens - 06/11/2015

British Interior Minister Theresa May, speaking in the House of Commons with a special appeal, supported by Anderson, said that "the government should carefully consider these proposals." British Interior Minister Theresa May supported the view that intelligence agencies should have the access to the mass surveillance of citizens, if it is necessary to provide security. The Minister supported...

Where is the Root of Indian Bad-Debts Problem? - 06/10/2015

In July 1969, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi sacked Minister of Finance and herself started to carry out the work. The next day she ordered to take complete control of the state's 14 largest private banks in India. Indian people greeted the nationalization of financial institutions with rejoicing in the streets - at the time, banks were perceived as servants of the rich, who have ignored the needs...

EP Criticizes Turkish Justice System - 06/10/2015

The European Parliament (EP) at its plenary session in Strasbourg passed a resolution which criticizes the justice system and the media situation in Turkey and urges to respect freedom of speech. - MEPs are concerned about the situation with the independence, impartiality and effectiveness of the justice system and the separation of powers in Turkey. The Turkish government must also guarantee the...

Opinion: Imposing Southern EU Members to Euro Was a Mistake - 06/09/2015

South Europe is imposed to not only currency too strong for them, which was somehow over the top for the north of Europe, but also to the austerity program, which made no sense, said a member of the Royal Academy of Belgium Bruno Colmant. Imposing southern European members of the EU to Euro was a mistake, what, in particular, has resulted in the current crisis in Greece, says the economist,...

Ukrainian Village on Fire: Smoke Pillars and Black Rain - 06/09/2015

The evacuation of local residents started within a radius of two kilometers, and "black rain" was spotted in the village near the oil depot burning. There are different versions of the incident: from arson to a technical error when working with oil. Large fire at oil depot in the village of Kryachko, Kiev region, which broke out on Monday evening, has not yet been fought - sixteen of seventeen...

The EU Completely Banned Yemeni Rebels - 06/08/2015

The EU imposed the arms embargo on the movement of Houthis and imposed targeted sanctions against their leader Abdel Malek al-Howes and Ahmed, the son of ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen, said, the press service of the Council of the European Union this Monday in Brussels. As stated in the communique, the decision is based on resolution 2216 (2015) of the Security Council of 14 April....
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