Tag: Deal

US Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh faces tough Congress hearings

US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is expected to face tough questions during four days of hearings this week over his stance on controversial issues, including women's rights and corporate power. Democrats will grill President Donald Trump's pick for the...

/ September 3, 2018

The emerging plan to save the American labor movement

The Center for American Progress (CAP), one of Washington, DC’s most influential liberal think tanks with deep ties to the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton campaign, has proposed a big idea for raising Americans’ wages. A paper by CAP’s David...

/ September 3, 2018

Is Trump’s evangelical brain trust in violation of the law?

Pastor Joshua Nink, right, prays for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, as his wife, Melania, watches after a Sunday service at First Christian Church, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in January 2016. Jae C. Hong/AP The religious right’s affection for President...

/ September 2, 2018

Khamenei: War unlikely but Iran should boost defence capability

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called on Iran's armed forces to boost their defence capacities but ruled out chances of war breaking out. On Saturday, Iran announced plans to increase its missile capacity and acquire modern fighter jets and...

/ September 2, 2018

Fleeing White House Lawyers Top This Week’s Internet News Roundup

It’s been a week that’s seen us inch ever closer to the collapse of NAFTA, seen the White House seemingly confused about how it collectively feels about the death of John McCain, and seen the official death toll of Hurricane...

/ September 2, 2018

Nafta: US-Canada trade talks break up without deal

Talks between the US and Canada about amending the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) ended on Friday with no deal in sight. US officials said they would meet Canada again next week in an effort to reach an agreement...

/ August 31, 2018

To boost Amazon Pay in India, Amazon reportedly acquired Tapzo, an ‘all-in-one’ aggregator app, for $40M

On the heels of Google rebranding Tez to Google Pay in India, and Walmart acquiring a majority stake in e-commerce marketplace Flipkart, Amazon is also making a run in India to hone in on the country’s growing economy. According to...

/ August 31, 2018

‘We are going to abolish this law’– Aida Touma-Sliman on Jewish nation-state law

I go to so many speeches on the Middle East that they blur, but last week I was so bowled over by a Palestinian speaker, both her presence and words, that we wanted to provide a transcript of her remarks....

/ August 30, 2018

Crypto Exchange Huobi Acquires Public Firm for $70 Million

Crypto exchange Huobi has completed an acquisition deal to become the largest shareholder of a public firm listed in Hong Kong, inching a step closer to a possible back-door listing. Pantronics Holdings, the acquired firm, released a statement on Aug. 29...

/ August 30, 2018

Argentina asks IMF to release $50bn loan as crisis worsens

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The opposition blames President Macri's centre-right policies for the recession Argentina's government has unexpectedly asked for the early release of a $50bn (£37.2bn) loan from the IMF amid a growing economic crisis. President Mauricio Macri...

/ August 29, 2018

Ayatollah Khamenei: Iran ready to abandon nuclear deal

Iran's supreme leader warned the country might abandon its nuclear deal with world powers, casting doubt on the ability of European states to save the accord following the US withdrawal. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a meeting with President Hassan...

/ August 29, 2018

Israel threatens ‘strong’ action against Iranian forces in Syria

Israel renewed its threat to attack Iranian military targets in Syria after Damascus and Tehran reached a new accord on security cooperation. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said during a speech on Wednesday his country would take "strong and determined action against Iran's attempts...

/ August 29, 2018

Vigilantes with a Badge: Warrior Cops Endanger Our Lives and Freedoms

By John W. Whitehead “There are always risks in challenging excessive police power, but the risks of not challenging it are more dangerous, even fatal.”—Hunter S. Thompson, Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of...

/ August 28, 2018

South Sudan rebel leader Machar ‘refused’ to sign peace deal

South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar along with other main opposition groups have refused to sign the latest draft of a peace deal with the government that would end a brutal civil war. The opposition leader and South Sudanese President Salva Kiir signed...

/ August 28, 2018

The Chemnitz Riots: Right-Wing Mob Wreaks Havoc on German City

August 28, 2018  03:48 PM The neo-Nazi goes on the attack. He throws his arms above his head, yells and waves toward the parade of demonstrators in an attempt to get his comrades to follow him. Then, along with a...

/ August 28, 2018

What do socialists mean by socialism?

A SPECTER is haunting Newt Gingrich — the specter of socialism. Gingrich was Trumpy before Trump when he was the Republican Speaker of the House in the late 1990s, and he’s never met a tax break for the rich he...

/ August 28, 2018

The Atlantic Daily: In the Face of Strife

What We’re Following Trade Deal: Donald Trump announced he is “terminating” NAFTA after reaching a trade agreement with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. Yet the details of the deal—in keeping with Trump’s recurrent strategy of bluffs and tweaks—look more like...

/ August 27, 2018

The US and Mexico made a trade deal. But it’s not a new NAFTA.

The United States and Mexico just reached a preliminary deal to reform NAFTA — but there’s still a long way to go. On Monday, multiple outlets reported that Washington and Mexico City had reached an agreement to revise the North...

/ August 27, 2018

US vows to fight Iran lawsuit in international court

The United States vowed to fight Iran before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), calling Tehran's move to question the legality of recently reimposed sanctions an attempt to interfere with its national security. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued...

/ August 27, 2018

Infinity’s End? $31 Million NEX Project Could Be Biggest Casualty of DLT Cuts

Project Infinity, launched in May 2017 by NEX Group (formerly ICAP), could be the biggest bloodletting the distributed ledger sector has seen to date, having cost roughly $31.7 million and hemorrhaged dozens of jobs, former employees say. Spearheaded by Jenny...

/ August 27, 2018