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France Fumes Over the US Wiretapping: The Situation with Eavesdropping - 06/24/2015

US intelligence agencies wiretapping of the Presidents of France are "unacceptable" for the Allies, said spokesperson of the French government Stephane Le Foll. - This is unacceptable among the allies, - he said on the TV channel iTele. - It's hard to accept that there may be such practices between allies, in particular, wiretapping of the President. When we together fight against terrorism, it...

Obesity in the US: the Problem Is Growing Bigger - 06/23/2015

In the US now, even more people suffer from obesity or overweight than 20 years ago, according to the study published in the scientific medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine. Experts analyzed data collected from 2007 to 2012. The study involved 15 thousand of men and women aged 25 years and older. It turned out that two thirds of women in this group, and three-quarters of men are overweight. The...

The Most Expensive EU Countries - 06/23/2015

28 countries of the European Union have a serious disorder of the prices for consumer goods, including food and beverages, according to the calculations of the German Federal Statistical Office, summarizing the data for 2014. The country with the highest level of prices turned out to be Denmark, followed by the rest of the Nordic countries. In the EU, there are states where the cost of living is...

An Issue between Obama and Texas - 06/19/2015

By the middle of his second term, Barack Obama became the most unpopular leader in the USA for the entire post-war history. For many Americans, especially in conservative states, he is the personification of all the terrible, that only can be in politics. The next confirmation, that the President is not only loved, but also not considered capable of solving the problems, was the incident with...

Ischinger: US Plans for the Storage of Weapons in Europe Do Not Cut Across with the agreement with the Russian Federation - 06/18/2015

US and its NATO partners plans to send American weapons to be deposited in Europe do not conflict with the alliance obligations to Russia. This opinion was expressed by Chairman of the Munich Security Conference Wolfgang Friedrich Ischinger. However, he does not believe that Europe is on the brink of a new Cold War. - I believe that NATO should stick to its obligations arising from the...

Germans Vote for Grexit - 06/17/2015

A clear majority of Germans - 58 percent – are for a Greek exit from the euro zone, the opposite opinion is shared by only 28 percent of respondents, according to a survey conducted by the sociological institute YouGov. The results have been made public on Wednesday, June 17. Meanwhile, a number of authoritative experts have warned about the negative consequences of Grexit. - If we now say"...

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...
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