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Feb 11 11:05

MPs criticise BBC for failing to curb executive pay

A committee of MPs has criticised the BBC for failing to curb excessive pay and called for a tougher system of governance.

Feb 11 11:04

USA's imperialist policy does not reflect the views of common Americans

A petition has appeared on the website of the US White House to recognize US sitting President, Nobel Peace Prize winner Barack Obama, a war criminal. The petition says that Obama is guilty not only of crimes against common Americans, but also against the whole world. "One of the most dreadful prisons in history - Guantanamo - continues to function. Libya was destroyed as a result of Obama's aggression. In Syria, Obama's agents train, fund and organize terrorist groups, deceitfully naming them 'moderate opposition,' who, among other things, bear a relation to Al-Qaeda, implicated in crimes against the American people," the petition runs. The American president is also accused of violating Americans' right for privacy. The accusation appears as a consequence of the scandal about tapped telephones and NSA's access to private correspondence.

Feb 11 11:00

Will United States and Russia wipe each other off the face of Earth?

According to The Telegraph, defense ministers of 28 NATO countries will discuss issues of collective defense and deterrence policy at a meeting in Brussels. According to the newspaper, the ministers will discuss a new plan to strengthen the Baltic States and Europe. Reportedly, groups of 500-1,000 military men are to be sent to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Bulgaria. Most of the troops will be represented by servicemen from the United States, the UK and Germany. The contingent will be deployed in the EU countries on a rotating basis, and will most likely include special purpose units, armed with ground-to-air missiles, attack aircraft and helicopters. NATO's largest maneuvers [of airborne troops] since WWII send a clear signal to the world about the "peaceful" intentions of the alliance...

Feb 11 10:58

“It May Take Less Than 48 Hours to Take it ALL Down” – Bill Holter

Whether you want to see it or not, the financial system is in a forced unwinding.

It took some 70 years to build this great credit edifice.

When it goes it may take less than 48 hours to take it ALL down.

Feb 11 10:56

Yemen: UK Parliamentary Committee Calls for Halt to Arms Sales

Yemen: UK Parliamentary Committee Calls for Halt to Arms Sales, Moots International Inquiry into Alleged International Law Abuses... In context, the reason for the Committee's stance is related to the black farce of one arm of the UK government providing aid to Yemen, as other arms are providing the advice, aircraft and weaponry to Saudi Arabia to assist in the destruction of the ancient nation whose shores are lapped by the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden and the Arabian Sea...

Feb 11 10:54

Affordable Grocery Store ALDI Goes Organic And Bans Toxic Chemicals From Their Products

By John Vibes

ALDI, the discount grocery store, recently announced that they will soon be supplying mostly organic products and will be banning many pesticides and toxic chemicals.

The chemicals recently banned from their products includes Thiamethoxam, Chlorpyrifos, Clothianidin, Cypermethrin, Deltamethrin, Fipronil, Imidacloprid, Sulfoxaflor and other pesticides.

ALDI also announced that they will soon be stocking fresh meat and fish and will be closely analyzing the distributors that they purchase from...

Feb 11 10:54

Deutsche Death Watch

A write-down of this magnitude would imply that DB has a NEGATIVE net worth of 238 billion euros.

In other words, DB is technically insolvent.

Feb 11 10:53

Universities must reach out to the poorest in society – for everybody’s sake

Last week, the prime minister gathered university leaders at Downing Street as part of a move to break down the barriers blocking under-represented young people from going to university. Now, we are taking action – publishing the first new guidance on fair access in five years.

Feb 11 10:53

Lines Around the Block to Buy Gold in London…Banks Placing “Unusually Large Orders for Physical”

“It’s been crazy – it’s been the best week since 2012. We’ve had people queuing round the block…”

Feb 11 10:52

US casts doubts on Russia's March 1 ceasefire initiative in Syria

Russia has offered ceasefire in Syria from March 1. Yet, US officials have doubts about the Russian initiative. US State Department spokesman Mark Toner said that he did not have any information about the specific date for Russia's proposal of ceasefire in Syria. However, Toner added, the US would rather prefer immediate ceasefire, Reuters reports. Russia's Ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, said that Russia and the USA were discussing opportunities for a ceasefire in Syria. Officials with the US State Department believe that the Geneva talks on Syria were interrupted because the Russian Air Force supposedly attacked a Syrian humanitarian convoy.

Feb 11 10:46

Russia accuses USA of bombing Syria's Aleppo

The Russian aircraft did not bomb any targets in the city of Aleppo, contrary to statements from Western officials, an official representative of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Igor Konashenkov said. According to him, it was US aircraft attack aircraft A-10 that bombed Aleppo. "Yesterday, at 13:55 Moscow time, two A-10 attack aircraft of US Air Force entered Syrian airspace from the territory of Turkey, took the shortest course to Aleppo and bombed the city," the official said, Interfax reports. Prior to that, Pentagon spokesman Steven Warren said the Russian aircraft bombed two hospitals in Aleppo. The US side provided no evidence to prove the statement.

Feb 11 10:45

Indonesia to replace US-made F-5 fighters with Russia's Su-35 jets

The government of Indonesia intends to purchase ten Su-35 fighter aircraft from Russia, Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu said after the talks with the head of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev. "I am going to Russia in March to sign the contract," the minister said, reports. According to the Indonesian official, it goes about the acquisition of ten aircraft, even though it was earlier said that Indonesia was planning to purchase 12 jets. Indonesia is sending its pilots and technical staff to Russia soon for training. It is expected that the state-of-the-art Russian-made fighter jets will replace the US-made F-5 aircraft for the Indonesian Air Force. Indonesia also has eleven Su-30 and five Su-27 aircraft. The Sukhoi Su-35 is a deeply modernized super-maneuverable multifunctional 4 ++ generation fighter jet. The aircraft uses fifth-generation technology that makes it superior to other similar class fighters.

Feb 11 10:43

Babies behind bars: why Cameron’s support of prison reform falls short

On Monday, David Cameron has made a speech about the need for comprehensive prison reform, including a particular mention of the detention of pregnant women and mothers with young babies. Speaking at the Policy Exchange think tank in Westminster, he said:

Feb 11 10:40

Report: “All Cannabis Use is Medicinal” Whether You Know it Or Not

By Justin Gardner

In the past two years, we have witnessed a sea of change in the attitude of Americans toward cannabis. Colorado made history by becoming the first state to completely decriminalize possession and use of the plant, with Washington and other states soon following.

Medical cannabis use is now legal in 23 states, and others will soon be joining that list. Polls find that a solid majority of Americans support cannabis legalization, especially for medicinal use...

Feb 11 10:40

Israeli lawmakers visit Crimea

Israel’s parliamentary delegation has visited Crimea. It is led by Yaakov Margi, the head of the Knesset Committee for Education, Culture and Sports, the press service of Crimea’s Head Sergey Aksyonov reported on Wednesday. Contacts between the Crimean authorities and the Israeli legislators, the press service quoted Aksyonov as saying, are likely to help Israeli citizens and state power bodies to form an objective opinion about contemporary processes and events in Crimea.
Kiev may impose sanctions against Israeli companies for working in Crimea — embassy

Feb 11 10:39

Hilary Benn rejects idea others will follow if UK scraps nuclear weapons

Hilary Benn has said he does not think any other state would abandon its nuclear weapons just because the UK had decided to throw its system in the dustbin, in a rejection of the unilateralism associated with his leader, Jeremy Corbyn.

Feb 11 10:36

Gold Rockets: Up $65.00 an Ounce

Feb 11 10:33

Yellen Throws Sinking Market an Anchor

Feb 11 10:33

Nato orders fleet to deploy in Aegean Sea 'to help end Europe's refugee crisis'

Warships from the Western alliance will be used to stop people-smuggling boats for the first time

Feb 11 10:29

Google boss claims he does not know his salary in Commons grilling

Google’s European boss told MPs on Thursday that he could not disclose how much earned because he did not have the figure.

Matt Brittin was appearing before the public accounts committee in the aftermath of a row about £130m in back taxes Google agreed to pay in a deal that caused a public outcry, despite being described as a victory by George Osborne.