Posts Tagged ‘countries’

Over 200 arrested in 13 countries in Europol crackdown on money laundering

More than 200 people have been arrested in 13 countries as part of a global crackdown on money laundering, the European police authority Europol said on Wednesday. The swoop by law enforcement authorities in European countries, as well as Australia and the United States took place between September and November, AFP reports. The […]

E3 welcomes six European countries joining INSTEX

Tehran Times – France, Germany and the United Kingdom have issued a joint statement welcoming a decision by Belgium, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden to join the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX). “As founding shareholders of the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX), France, Germany and the United Kingdom warmly […]

Only Western Loans to Developing Countries are Allowed. US State Department Official

Alice Wells, the US’ Acting Assistance Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, delivered some very snide remarks about CPEC last week while speaking at the Woodrow Wilson Center. She provocatively claimed that “Together with non-CPEC Chinese debt payment, China is going to take a growing toll on Pakistan’s economy, especially when the bulk […]

3 countries said ‘yes’ to Iran’s regional security initiative: FM spox

MNA – A number of countries are reviewing Iran’s peace initiative for the Persian Gulf, while three others have already responded positively to it, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi said Monday. Speaking at a weekly press conference on Monday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi censured the idea of a US-led maritime coalition in the […]

IRGC advises certain regional countries to end their hostilities

MNA – A ranking IRGC commander recommended certain regional countries to end their hostilities towards the Iranian nation. “During recent unrest, some of our neighbors displayed hostile behavior contrary to the spirit of Islam and neighborliness; we recommend neighbors to repent and abandon their hostile measures,” Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) […]

Israel No. 19 of 63 countries in ability to develop, attract and retain workers

Israel ranked 19th out of 63, unchanged from last year, in the World Talent Ranking for 2019, which measures how countries create the right environment to develop, attract and retain skilled workers, key factors in keeping a nation competitive. Out of 63 economies ranked, Switzerland held on to its title as the world’s top hub […]

Iran-Iraq border crossing reportedly closed due to ongoing protests in both countries

The crossing will remain closed for travel in either direction, the news agency said, citing an Iraqi security source and an Iranian diplomat, without naming either. However, goods will be allowed to travel through. Iraq has been gripped for weeks by violent street protests against the government’s policies. Over 300 people have been killed. The […]

Evo Morales Forced by the Military to Resign: Bolivia and Venezuela – Two Countries but Same Hybrid War

A coup took place in Bolivia on November 10. The fact that the president of the country, Evo Morales, resigned it does not contradict the fact that a coup has taken place. Morales resigned forced by the military. The perpetrators of the Hybrid War were envisioning this same scenario for Venezuela but failed while they […]

Foreign Aid Makes Corrupt Countries More Corrupt

Authored by James Bovard at jimbovard.com, Any time a government hands out money, not just foreign aid, it breeds corruption… And there are few better examples than Ukraine – just don’t tell the House impeachment hearings. Barricade with the protesters at Hrushevskogo street on January 26, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine.Sasha Maksymenko / cc Counting on foreign […]

Russian hackers posed as Iranians to hit dozens of countries, mostly in Mideast

The United States and the UK said Monday they had exposed how a group of Russian hackers hijacked the tools of their Iranian counterparts to attack dozens of countries around the world. The so-called Turla group, also known as Waterbug or Venomous Bear, is widely reported to be associated with Russian state actors. The US […]

Many Countries Have Banned or Restricted Cell and WiFi Radiation to Protect Children and Pregnant Women

In 2015, France joined a growing list of countries which have banned or restricted potentially harmful radio-frequency radiation (RF-EMF) from schools, nurseries, and other locations where the most vulnerable people in society inhabit. According to the Environmental Health Trust (EHT), France has banned WiFi in “the spaces dedicated to home, to rest and activities of […]

The Countries With The Best (And Worst) Work-Life Balance

By Tyler Durden Colombians are among those struggling most with their work-life balance, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Mexicans’ lives aren’t really in balance either, and as Statista’s Katharina Buchholz notes, the United States and the United Kingdom also perform pretty poorly, coming in 11th and 12th out of all 35 OECD […]

In poor European countries, gefilte fish isn’t just a symbol — it’s sustenance

JTA — Every Rosh Hashanah, Anna Kondrashenko prepares hundreds of dishes of gefilte fish for the elderly members of the dwindling Jewish community of Transnistria, a breakaway republic between Moldova and Ukraine that is Europe’s poorest country. The director of Hesed, the local aid office for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Kondrashenko prepares the […]

Other Countries Have Banned or Restricted Cell and WiFi Radiation to Protect Children and Pregnant Women

Phillip Schneider, Staff Writer Waking Times In 2015, France joined a growing list of countries which have banned or restricted potentially harmful radio-frequency radiation (RF-EMF) from schools, nurseries, and other locations where the most vulnerable people in society inhabit. According to the Environmental Health Trust (EHT), France has banned WiFi in “the spaces dedicated to […]

EU countries, including UK, Germany, ‘deeply concerned’ about Saudi human rights record

More than two dozen European Union countries have expressed grave concern about the human rights situation in Saudi Arabia, the second such assertion over a span of six months. Fifteen EU members, including Britain and Germany, criticized the kingdom in a joint statement on Monday for torture, unlawful detentions and unfair trials of critics, […]

General: Iran among top five countries for combat drones

Press TV – Head of the Aerospace Division of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) General Amir Ali Hajizadeh says Iran is among the top five countries in the world in the field of  unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). “Today, after forty years since the Islamic Revolution, we have seen tremendous progress in many areas, especially drones and we […]

UK Ban on Eating Dogs and Cats Blocked as It Might ‘Offend’ Asian Countries

A ban on eating dog and cat meat in the UK has been blocked by the Government out of fear of being ‘culturally insensitive’ towards South East Asian countries. After a bill was drawn up to make possession of dog or cat meat illegal in the UK, civil servants stepped in to thwart the move. […]

Iran’s suggestion to regional countries for dialog still pending: FM Spox

IRNA – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday that Tehran’s suggestions to the countries of the region for signing a non-aggression agreement is still pending. Saying that the region belongs just to the people of the region and that the region’s security should just be provided by the regional countries, Abbas Mousavi added that […]

Sweden Begins Deporting Some Illegals Back to Their Countries

Sweden has begun sending some illegal immigrants back to their countries of origin as long-awaited tough new laws come into effect. The Swedish government has long been criticized for its relaxed border policy regarding mass-immigration. According to a report by Fria Tider, Sweden has repatriated 50 migrants back to Kabul, Afghanistan – the largest deportation of migrants back to […]

Venezuela: US And 11 Latin American Countries Approve Activation Of TIAR

Venezuela: US And 11 Latin American Countries Approve Activation Of TIAR Above Photo: “TIAR was imposed to legitimize military interventions in Latin America,” said Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza. Image AFP The United States and eleven Latin American countries spoke out in favour of a possible military intervention against the Venezuelan government. They did so through the […]

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