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....The language of progress undone does not come naturally. In the wake of military dictatorship – and 43 years of peaceful democratic rule – life had only got better. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 30th of July 2017 03:03:21 PM
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.... UBS estimated that pilots cost the industry $31bn a year, plus another $3bn in training, and that fully automated planes would fly more efficiently, saving another $1bn a year in fuel. The use of commercial and military drones shows the technology for pilotless plane travel exists and is in regular use. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. The MoneyGram deal has attracted significant opposition from lawmakers in Washington, hinging on the fact that a large number of military families use the company to transfer money. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Our Q&A talks you through some of the concerns. The use of commercial and military drones shows the technology for pilotless plane travel exists and is in regular use. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....But the prospect of hefty losses on Wall Street stocks was averted when US secretary of state Rex Tillerson said there was “no imminent threat of war” and that Americans could “sleep well at night”. US investors saw Tillerson’s comments as evidence that the stand-off between Washington and Pyongyang would be settled by diplomacy rather than by military means. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....A breakthrough in Pyongyang’s weapons programme prompted Trump to warn on Tuesday that he would unleash “fire and fury like the world has never seen” on North Korea if the regime continued to threaten the US. On Friday the US president tweeted that US military options were “locked and loaded” for use if Pyongyang “acted unwisely”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Trump is expected to issue the order on Monday to determine whether to investigate Chinese trade practices that force US firms operating in China to turn over intellectual property, senior administration officials said on Saturday. The move, which could eventually lead to steep tariffs on Chinese goods, comes at a time when Trump has asked China to do more to crack down on North Korea’s nuclear missile programme as he threatens possible military action against Pyongyang. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The report is published during a tense debate inside the Trump administration over its future in Afghanistan. Two of Trump’s most senior advisers, chief strategist Steve Bannon and son-in-law Jared Kushner, have been advocating a plan that would have military contractors fight the war there instead of American forces. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The chief executive, Peter Fankhauser, said Turkey was proving attractive at the moment, even though Berlin has warned its citizens to be careful when travelling there. Visitors shunned the country last year after a failed military coup, which led to the company offering free cancellations to customers with existing bookings. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Trump trade investigation will 'poison' relations with China, media warns image
....Trump is expected to issue the order on Monday to determine whether to investigate Chinese trade practices that force US firms operating in China to turn over intellectual property, senior administration officials said on Saturday. The move, which could eventually lead to steep tariffs on Chinese goods, comes at a time when Trump has asked China to do more to crack down on North Korea’s nuclear missile programme as he threatens possible military action against Pyongyang. ...
Trump's North Korea rhetoric spikes US 'fear index' to top level since election image
....A breakthrough in Pyongyang’s weapons programme prompted Trump to warn on Tuesday that he would unleash “fire and fury like the world has never seen” on North Korea if the regime continued to threaten the US. On Friday the US president tweeted that US military options were “locked and loaded” for use if Pyongyang “acted unwisely”. ...
UK defence contractor billed US more than $50m in expenses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of August 2017 09:56:22 PM
....The report is published during a tense debate inside the Trump administration over its future in Afghanistan. Two of Trump’s most senior advisers, chief strategist Steve Bannon and son-in-law Jared Kushner, have been advocating a plan that would have military contractors fight the war there instead of American forces. ...
Investors move to safe havens as US and North Korea trade threats image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of August 2017 04:25:55 PM
....But the prospect of hefty losses on Wall Street stocks was averted when US secretary of state Rex Tillerson said there was “no imminent threat of war” and that Americans could “sleep well at night”. US investors saw Tillerson’s comments as evidence that the stand-off between Washington and Pyongyang would be settled by diplomacy rather than by military means. ...
Pilotless planes: what you need to know image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of August 2017 02:54:35 PM
.... Our Q&A talks you through some of the concerns. The use of commercial and military drones shows the technology for pilotless plane travel exists and is in regular use. ...
Air passengers wary of pilotless planes – even if they lead to lower fares image
.... UBS estimated that pilots cost the industry $31bn a year, plus another $3bn in training, and that fully automated planes would fly more efficiently, saving another $1bn a year in fuel. The use of commercial and military drones shows the technology for pilotless plane travel exists and is in regular use. ...
Greek debt crisis: ‘People can’t see any light at the end of any tunnel’ image
....The language of progress undone does not come naturally. In the wake of military dictatorship – and 43 years of peaceful democratic rule – life had only got better. ...
Turkey is popular again with British tourists, says Thomas Cook image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of July 2017 03:04:18 PM
.... The chief executive, Peter Fankhauser, said Turkey was proving attractive at the moment, even though Berlin has warned its citizens to be careful when travelling there. Visitors shunned the country last year after a failed military coup, which led to the company offering free cancellations to customers with existing bookings. ...
Carillion boss steps down as shares crash 40% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of July 2017 09:40:51 AM
....The chief executive of construction and support services company Carillion has stepped down as the firm warned on profits and scrapped its dividend following a Brexit-related slowdown in orders, news which sent its shares plunging almost 40%. The company, which maintains roads, railways, government buildings and military bases, said worsening cash flow and rising debts had prompted a “comprehensive review of the business and the capital structure”. ...
Russia's future looks bleak without economic and political reform | Kenneth Rogoff image
.... Yet Putin has been able to remain firmly in control and, in all likelihood, will easily be able to engineer another landslide victory in the presidential election due in March 2018. Russia’s state-owned media juggernaut has been able to turn western sanctions into a scapegoat for the government’s own failures, and to whip up support for foreign adventurism – including the seizure of the Crimea, military intervention in Syria, and meddling in US elections. ...
Hammond says UK must 'hold nerve' over public pay image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 06:45:30 AM
....Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson expressed his support for a rethink on Monday, with sources suggesting he believed public sector workers could enjoy higher rewards in a "responsible way" that did not damage the public finances. Rises of 1% for dentists, nurses, doctors and the military have already been agreed for this year and No 10 said ministers would respond to pay review bodies in due course. ...
Nigeria: Ogoni widows sue Shell over military crackdown image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 12:23:33 PM
. The widows of four men executed by Nigeria's military regime in 1995 are suing oil giant Shell for alleged complicity in a military crackdown. ...
Brexit could destroy the UK's food and farming industry – or be the making of it | Felicity Lawrence image
....Free of EU competition rules, Gove could make all sorts of active state interventions that would change our food system for the better. He could use the powerful lever of government procurement for schools, hospitals, the military and prisons to favour healthy British food. ...
BRITAIN'S SHAME: Ex-soldiers facing 'dangerous' levels of debt, warn experts  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 24th of June 2017 10:33:00 AM
....Members of the armed forces are at risk of financial problems when they the leave, in part because they struggle to find new employment, according to advice provider PayPlan. The average debt held by former military personal entering an Individual Voluntary Arrangement stands at £51,435, internal figures from the company showed, compared to an overall average of £43,234. ...
One love, one aim … finding the best way to donate to victims of the terror attacks image
....Another charity, Building Bridges for Peace, aims to encourage young people to re-examine their beliefs and to grasp the potential for empathy and forgiveness, even in the most extreme circumstances. It was founded by Jo Berry, who gives talks with Patrick Magee, the former Provisional IRA paramilitary convicted for the Brighton bombing that killed her father, Sir Anthony Berry, in 1984. ...
Alphabet sells off 'BigDog' robot maker Boston Dynamics to Softbank image
....As part of the deal, Softbank also purchased Schaft, a lesser known Alphabet robotics subsidiary. Boston Dynamics is best known for its “BigDog” line of quadrupedal robots, first developed to serve as artificial pack animals as part of a military contract with America’s Darpa research agency. ...
Russia lifts sanctions on Turkish food in diplomatic thaw image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 02:18:40 PM
....Russia's role in the Ukraine conflict led to a tightening of Western sanctions, which also target close aides of President Vladimir Putin. Russia's military support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad angered Turkey, which backs Sunni Arab rebels fighting to oust him. ...
How to respond to Trump's America | Joseph Stiglitz image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 01:29:00 PM
....Europe can’t rely on a Trump-led US for its defence. But, at the same time, it should recognise that the cold war is over – however unwilling to acknowledge it America’s industrial-military complex may be. ...
If Germany can't count on old friends, perhaps it's time to make new ones image
.... . She wants to make clear she's as prepared as anyone else to stand up to Trump, who reiterated past criticisms on Tuesday with his tweet: "We have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany, plus they pay FAR LESS than they should on NATO & military. ...
Painstaking detail of Brexit process revealed in EU documents image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 06:00:00 AM
....Coming from a prime minister who launched the article 50 process that requires the 27 to meet without the UK, the statement was seen as self-defeating and bizarre. The UK has also lost goodwill by blocking talks on the EU budget and throwing in last-minute objections to an EU military headquarters it had already agreed to. ...
Trump's $4.1tr budget takes hatchet to safety net image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 03:31:49 PM
....The budget also features an Ivanka Trump plan for paid parental leave. The US military would receive a 10% boost while $1. ...
How can Macron unite Europe? He could start with its armies | Hans-Werner Sinn image
.... But the proposal fell through in 1954, when France’s national assembly did not ratify it, against the recommendation of Charles de Gaulle. Later, the UK opposed a joint European military. ...
Church of England fund sees 'stellar' returns image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 06:34:39 PM
....". The Church's ethical investment policy dictates that all investments should be compatible with Christian values and "recommends against investment" in companies which make more than 3% of their income from pornography, 10% from military products and services, or 25% from other industries such as gambling, alcohol and high interest rate lenders. ...
War Machine: let battle commence in Netflix assault on cinema image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 02:00:07 PM
....” There is one key difference, though, between waging wars and making movies. While the US military that War Machine depicts seems incapable of changing course once set, the film industry has become anxiously reactive to changing viewer habits. ...
WannaCry ransomware cyber-attacks slow but fears remain image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 10:38:57 AM
....Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith said on Sunday: "We have seen vulnerabilities stored by the CIA show up on Wikileaks, and now this vulnerability stolen from the NSA has affected customers around the world. "An equivalent scenario with conventional weapons would be the US military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen. ...
Microsoft warns ransomware cyber-attack is a wake-up call image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 10:14:59 PM
...."We have seen vulnerabilities stored by the CIA show up on WikiLeaks, and now this vulnerability stolen from the NSA has affected customers around the world," he wrote. "An equivalent scenario with conventional weapons would be the US military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen. ...
Boeing halts test flight of new plane image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 04:41:43 AM
.... . Sales and profits slipped at Boeing last year, mainly due to lower deliveries of its military aircraft. ...
BAE chair fails to confirm whether staff are loading bombs on to Saudi jets image
....Sir Roger Carr was confronted by activists at the company’s annual general meeting on Wednesday over BAE Systems’ operations in Saudi Arabia and its recently announced £100m jet deal with Turkey. “We supply equipment and we maintain equipment, but we are not involved in any military action,” he said. ...
Why the global markets are ignoring the global turmoil | Nouriel Roubini image
.... And the Sunni-Shia proxy wars between Saudi Arabia and Iran show no sign of ending. In Asia, US or North Korean brinkmanship could precipitate a military conflict on the Korean peninsula. ...
Hello Arizona   image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 11:27:10 PM
.... . USAA, an insurance and banking firm that serves military and veteran families all over the world, hired nearly 600 people in Arizona last year, as demand for credit cards and mortgages boomed, Meyer said. ...
KPMG's audits of Rolls-Royce accounts probed by regulator image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of May 2017 08:31:07 AM
....The SFO revealed 12 counts of conspiracy to corrupt or failure to prevent bribery in seven countries - Indonesia, Thailand, India, Russia, Nigeria, China and Malaysia. Often described as "a jewel in the UK's industrial crown", Rolls-Royce makes engines for military and civil planes, as well as for trains, ships, nuclear submarines and power stations. ...
TED 2017: UK 'Iron Man' demonstrates flying suit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 11:01:13 PM
....The start-up he founded, Gravity, is working on new technology for the device which Mr Browning said will make the current prototype look "like child's play". Since video of his maiden flight went on YouTube, he has had thousands of views and interest from investors and the UK military. ...
Airbus profits fall as technical problems continue to hit projects image
. Problems at Airbus' troubled A400M military aircraft programme are far from over, the company has warned. ...
Lockheed Martin profits take fall, despite sales increase image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:20:59 PM
....Lockheed also reduced the value of a joint venture in the Middle East, which is not seeing as much demand as expected. But she said a "volatile" international environment suggests that military spending may increase, including in the US. ...
LafargeHolcim chief steps down after Syria investigation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:03:37 AM
...."While I was absolutely not involved in, nor even aware of, any wrongdoing I believe my departure will contribute to bringing back serenity to a company that has been exposed for months on this case," he added. In March, the group explained that its own internal investigation had discovered that the company's managers at its Jalabiya plant in northern Syria had, until 2014, paid protection money to various local militias as the political and military situation deteriorated during the country's civil war. ...
Whatever the IMF thinks, we are a long way from the boom time of 2007 | Larry Elliott image
.... Whatever the nomenclature, the basic idea was the same: the US creed of free markets and free trade would lead not just to better economic performance but to the spread of the values that underpinned western capitalism. The US remains an economic and military superpower, but it was the Chinese and not the American economy that hauled the world out of recession in 2008-09. ...
Saudi Arabia's King Salman reverses public sector pay cuts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 06:39:53 AM
. Saudi Arabia's King Salman has reinstated bonuses and special allowances for civil servants and military personnel that had been cut last September as part of austerity measures when oil revenues were low. ...
Dortmund attack: man arrested on suspicion of share-dealing plot image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 04:36:02 PM
....It remains unclear how the suspect was able to get hold of the explosives used in the attack. According to news magazine Der Spiegel, Sergej W had carried out his military service in 2008, where he worked as a electrician supporting an army medical unit. ...
US discriminating against Chinese firms, says TCL boss image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 08:42:08 AM
.... . Mr Li declined to name the company, but stressed that it was involved in civilian, not military, technology. ...
Trump launches investigation into steel dumping image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 07:41:27 AM
....Instead, its investigation will fall under the US Trade Expansion Act of 1962, which lets the president impose restrictions on imports for reasons of national security. "Steel is critical to both our economy and our military," Mr Trump said. ...
Trump signs order to assess whether steel imports threaten national security image
....Donald Trump set the stage for a global fight over steel on Thursday, announcing an investigation into whether cheap imports are a threat to national security. At an Oval Office ceremony, surrounded by US steel executives, Trump signed an executive order calling for the commerce department to assess effects of steel imports on US defense at a time when he has ordered a military buildup. ...
iRobot sues Hoover and Black & Decker over robo-vacuums image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 11:13:06 AM
....It sued four German companies over related claims in 2013. Prior to that it sued Robotic FX over allegations the military robotic specialist had stolen trade secrets, which led the Chicago-based company to dissolve in 2007. ...
How Britain can build a successful, lasting industrial strategy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of April 2017 10:03:01 AM
....The idea that Reagan pursued a form of pure laissez-faire is, of course, nonsense. Plenty of US firms reaped the benefits of vastly increased defence spending in the 1980s, a form of military Keynesianism, that had plenty of technological spin-offs. ...
Here’s how to civilise Uber, and make the other ‘death stars’ work for us too | Deborah Orr image
.... A quarter of a century on, however, we all understand that there will be no need for the comfort of a humanoid skeuomorph to persuade people to leap into self-driving cars. Likewise, pretty much everyone who has seen Star Wars remembers the Death Star, the sinister ball of military technology developed to destroy uncooperative planets. ...
Is business starting to get spooked about Donald Trump? | Larry Elliott image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 12:36:22 PM
.... Now Trump has decided, in flat contradiction of what he said on the campaign trail, that China is not gaining an unfair trade advantage through the manipulation of its currency. The kindest interpretation of this latest flip-flop is that Trump wants to keep Beijing sweet while the US launches military action against North Korea, although this prospect is not exactly designed to make investors any less nervous. ...
Trump is reckless – but he knows he can't afford to antagonise China | Barry Eichengreen image
.... One explanation is that he was preoccupied by the impending US missile strike on Syria. Another is that it is easier to command Trump’s respect when you have an aircraft carrier, 3,000 military planes, and 1. ...
Trump tax cut plan will be as big a flop as failed healthcare reforms | Nouriel Roubini image
.... Second, congressional budget rules require any tax cut that is not fully financed by other revenues or spending cuts to expire within 10 years, so the Republicans’ plan would have only a limited positive impact on the economy. And, third, if tax cuts and increased military and infrastructure spending push up deficits and the public debt, interest rates will have to rise. ...
Technology is a marvel – now let’s make it moral | Martha Lane Fox image
....Or it could be one that calls on every sector to build innovative, forward-thinking cyber security. Consider how Israel has private companies, venture capitalists, research universities and the military all working to make sure their nation is safe from digital attack. ...
Hijacked ship's crew rescued from pirates near Somalia image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 09:35:34 AM
....The crew from the Chinese ship boarded the hijacked ship at dawn today, freeing those on board. India's military said it is believed the hijackers fled the ship during the night. ...
Oil price jumps after US strike on Syria image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 07:14:20 AM
. The price of oil has hit its highest level for a month in response to the US military's missile attack on a Syrian government airbase. ...
Rise of robotics will upend laws and lead to human job quotas, study says image
....Limits, it says, will have to be imposed on some aspects of machine autonomy. The study adopts the military principle, endorsed by the Ministry of Defence, that there must always be a ‘human in the loop’ to prevent the development and deployment of entirely autonomous drones that could be programmed to select their own targets. ...
Google promises to take action on 'hateful' content image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 08:15:36 AM
....A recent investigation by the Times found adverts from a range of well-known firms and organisations had appeared alongside content from supporters of extremist groups on YouTube. Last week, ministers summoned Google for talks at the Cabinet Office after imposing a temporary restriction on the government's own adverts, including for military recruitment and blood donation campaigns. ...
Google apologises after ads appear next to extremist content image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 10:09:41 AM
....Read Rory's blog in full. Last week, ministers summoned Google for talks at the Cabinet Office after imposing a temporary restriction on the government's own adverts, including for military recruitment and blood donation campaigns. ...
S Korea complains to WTO about China over Thaad image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 09:12:27 AM
...."Threats of economic sanctions are part of coercive diplomacy, but they may not be useful in addressing the Thaad issue," he wrote in a 2016 report. "These forceful measures would likely be seen as a sign of disrespect and a direct threat to South Korea's interests - which could ultimately push South Korea to bolster its military alliance with the United States". ...
Happiness report: Norway is the happiest place on Earth image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 08:43:03 AM
....Jeffrey Sachs, the director of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, which published the report, said President Donald Trump's policies were likely to make things worse. "They are all aimed at increasing inequality - tax cuts at the top, throwing people off the healthcare rolls, cutting Meals on Wheels in order to raise military spending. ...
'Out of control' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 12:02:11 AM
....6m; £3. 9m), and has expanded its services to include military veterans and indigenous Australians. ...
Trump 'looks forward to visiting China' - Tillerson image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 19th of March 2017 05:03:09 AM
....There was no mention of contentious issues like North Korea's missile and nuclear programmes, or the status of Taiwan, which China claims as its own. The meeting came as North Korea's military tested a new high-thrust engine, according to reports from Pyongyang's state news agency. ...
French advertising giant pulls out of Google and YouTube image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 03:08:24 PM
....An investigation by the Times claimed that as well as taxpayer-funded ads from the government, ads from several media and retail companies including Channel 4, the BBC, Argos and L’Oréal also appeared alongside extremist content on Google and YouTube. A government spokeswoman said: “Digital advertising is a cost-effective way for the government to engage millions of people in vital campaigns such as military recruitment and blood donation. ...
YouTube: UK government suspends ads amid extremism concerns image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 11:15:21 AM
.... . Ministers have summoned Google for talks at the Cabinet Office after imposing a temporary restriction on its own ads - including for military recruitment and blood donation campaigns - appearing on YouTube. ...
Comma comeuppance: When rogue punctuation proves costly image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 09:44:01 AM
....But if it were to ultimately lose, it would not be the first business to fall foul of punctuation problems, spelling mistakes and typos. When US defence giant Lockheed Martin signed a deal to build Hercules military transport aircraft for an unnamed air force, it knew manufacturing would take several years. ...
Google summoned   by ministers as government pulls ads over extremist content image
....Pressure mounted on Google as Isba, an organisation representing British advertisers with hundreds of members, urged the company to overhaul its practices. A government spokeswoman said: “Digital advertising is a cost-effective way for the government to engage millions of people in vital campaigns such as military recruitment and blood donation. ...
US charges Russian spies over Yahoo breach image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 02:54:02 PM
....The suspects are also alleged to have targeted Google accounts. Hacking was directed at Russian and US government officials, including security, diplomatic and military personnel, according to the DOJ. ...
Driverless cars 'could lead to complacency' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:00:42 AM
....Other possible uses of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV). Aerial, marine, public transport, including metro and rail services, space, military, warehousing, ambulance services, inspection and monitoring of resources, working in dangerous and hazardous environments (such as nuclear facilities) and the delivery of humanitarian supplies. ...
The Falklands war hero fighting for his state pension image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 06:59:27 AM
.... Yet that hasn’t stopped the UK government from freezing his basic state pension. And Edwards isn’t alone: there are 42 people living on the islands with a frozen UK pension, about half of whom are military veterans. ...
Brexit is about to get real. Yet we are nowhere near ready for it | Jonathan Freedland image
.... But, says Grant, British “fawning” over Donald Trump alienates many Europeans, making them doubt we share their basic values. As for Britain’s contribution to European security – via its UN seat, Nato and its fabled military – that’s much admired. ...
Jack Monroe wins Katie Hopkins libel tweet case image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 03:35:05 PM
....Ms Hopkins had "mistakenly" used Ms Monroe's Twitter handle instead of that of another columnist who had written about the war memorial incident, he said. Ms Monroe comes from a family with military connections - her father was in the British Army for seven years, while one of her brothers is a flying officer in the RAF. ...
Trump faces formidable institutional obstacles – so what can he do? | Barry Eichengreen image
.... And big cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency, the US Agency for International Development, and National Public Radio are high on the Republican hit list. But the vast majority of federal spending is on entitlements, the military, and other proverbial “third rail” items that elected officials touch at their peril. ...
Machines v hackers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 12:33:10 AM
.... . At the Def Con hacker gathering last year, Darpa, the US military research agency, ran a competition that let seven smart computer programs attack each other to see which was the best at defending itself. ...
The oil deal, the disgraced former minister, and $800m paid via a UK bank image
.... Among them are Guy Colegate and John Copleston, identified by De Pasquale in legal documents as having “previously worked for MI6”. Copleston was a “strategic investment adviser” at Shell who, as the UK’s former intelligence representative in Nigeria, had nurtured contacts at the highest levels of the country’s military and government. ...
China's economic concerns mount as thousands gather for congress image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 06:26:46 AM
....“This is a watershed year,” China politics analyst Willy Lam, of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, said of the political machinations. Anticipated to run for 10 days amid heavy security, the NPC kicks off with a splash of colour as delegates from China’s dozens of ethnic minorities arrive in traditional dress alongside military officers in full uniform – meant to reinforce national unity. ...
Trump promises 'aggressive' action on trade to protect US image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 02:08:52 PM
....Republicans baulk at Trump's budget plan. Trump lays out hike in military spending. ...
Donald Trump has made rookie mistakes – he must change his approach image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 08:59:39 AM
.... For example, Congress turned his proposed tax cut for dividends into one for capital gains. Carter’s successor, Ronald Reagan, was far more successful in pushing through tax-cutting reforms, as well as advancing the military buildup that helped win the cold war. ...

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