Posts Tagged ‘despite’

Iranian tanker set to leave Gibraltar soon despite US pressure

The shipping agent for an Iranian supertanker caught in a diplomatic standoff said the vessel is ready to depart Gibraltar in “24 to 48 hours,” despite a last-minute effort by the United States to seize it again. Richard de la Rosa, managing director of Astralship, said Saturday that logistical preparations are underway and that a […]

Gibraltar releases Iran-operated tanker despite US pressure

Gibraltar’s government has released an Iranian-operated supertanker, which was seized by British marines in the Strait of Gibraltar on July 4, despite pressure from the United States for the vessel’s continued detainment. “Authorities in Gibraltar have released the Iranian supertanker Grace 1, which was seized on July 4 on suspicion it was shipping 2.1 […]

Minister says Epstein’s French connections must be probed despite prison death

The US investigation into Epstein’s alleged sexual abuses of minors was undermined by the disgraced financier’s death in a US jail. But it uncovered enough evidence involving France that merit a national investigation, Gender Equality Minister Marlène Schiappa said in a statement on Monday. Such a probe would be “fundamental for the victims” and will […]

EU to continue working with Zarif despite US sanctions

MNA – The European Union said Thursday it regrets the US decision to impose sanctions against Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and vowed to continue working with him. “We regret this decision,” said Carlos Martin Ruiz De Gordejuela, a spokesman for EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini according to AFP. “From our side, we will […]

Israel dodges UN blacklist despite rise in Palestinian youth killed and injured in 2018

Israeli forces killed and maimed some 2,800 Palestinian children in 2018, the highest number in years, and yet were not mentioned on an annual United Nations blacklist of armed forces that commit atrocities against youth. Some 59 Palestinian children were killed last year and 2,756 more were injured — the highest number since 2014, according […]

China still importing Iran’s oil despite US bans: Customs data

Data provided by China’s customs authorities shows the country has largely defied US sanctions on Iran by continuing to import oil from the country even after Washington ended exemptions given to Beijing for buying Iran’s crude in May. Data published by China’s General Administration of Customs on Saturday showed that the country had imported some […]

Despite Plunging Rates, Existing Home Sales Slow For 16th Straight Month

After May’s surprise rebound, existing home sales were expected to slow in June and dropped more than expected (falling 1.7% MoM against expectations of a modest 0.4%) to 5.27mm SAAR. “Sales refuse to break out higher,” Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist, said at a briefing in Washington. “It doesn’t make economic sense” with job creation, rising […]

Verizon Charges $650 Upfront and $85 Monthly for a 5G Hotspot Despite Anticipating Lawsuits, Few Subscribers, Bad Reviews, Widespread Opposition

July 22, 2019 By B.N. Frank Verizon continues to promote and install 5G throughout the U.S. despite the fact that the telecom industry has provided NO scientific evidence that it’s safe.  In fact, research has already proven 5G is harmful (see 1, 2) and many credible individuals and organizations have issued warnings about it for […]

The stories we keep telling – with your help – despite efforts to silence us–1.7540538&utm_source=smartfocus Opinion “Israel’s Right Wing Is Worse Than Europe’s” by Zeev Sternhell, Haaretz, July 19/19 “From the end of the 19th century, radical, anti-liberal nationalism – after serving as a basis for fascism throughout Europe and Nazism in Germany, and despite calling itself an ideology of national unity – essentially became an ideology of civil […]

Phil Weiss: The stories we keep telling – with your help – despite efforts to silence us

It is said that the Polish-German Jewish Communist Rosa Luxemburg claimed “The most revolutionary thing one can do is always to proclaim loudly what is happening.” I’m deeply moved by that statement. I share the conviction that to achieve much-needed change in supremely unjust conditions, we are called to shout from the rooftops all that […]

Duterte outlaws misogynistic behavior, despite long history of public rape jokes

Duterte signed the so-called Safe Spaces Act in April but, for unknown reasons, the legislation wasn’t publicly released until Monday. Among the offending acts for which perpetrators will now be liable are: intrusive gazing cursing, misogynistic acts, the use of sexual slurs, persistent telling of lewd jokes both in public and online. In addition, the […]

WTI Fails To Extend Gains Despite Huge Crude Draw

Oil prices have extended their gains overnight after the much bigger than expected crude draw suggested by API, and helped by an uber-dovish Powell and a re-emergence of tensions with Iran (Trump threatening more sanctions imminently). “The crude draws reported by the API yesterday were much larger than the market was expecting,” said Warren Patterson, a […]

Iran tourism experiencing boom despite sanctions: Official

The top official in Iran’s tourism sector has said that the country welcomed record number of tourists in the last Iranian calendar year which ended in March. Ali Asghar Mounessan, who heads the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran (ICHTO), said on Tuesday that tourism in Iran has been experiencing a boom […]

Airlines no longer avoiding Iran airspace despite US ban: Official

Iran’s top aviation official says that major international airlines have been returning to skies south of the country after a brief hiatus caused by an Iran-US military escalation in the region. Siavosh Amir Mokri, who heads Iran Airports and Air Navigation Company, said on Thursday that the number of flights using Iranian-controlled skies above […]

OPEC Fail: Oil Prices Plunge Despite Production-Cut Deal

As OPEC+ proudly announces it is extending its production cuts into 2020 (while desperately talking down US shale production), in a last-ditch attempt to support prices, the slew of dismal manufacturing data in the last 24 hours has sparked selling in oil. “Although a truce has been called between U.S. and China, global manufacturing is […]

‘Meathead’ Rob Reiner continues to beat the dead horse of ‘collusion’ despite all evidence to the contrary

   Hollywood is churning out all-star videos in order to try and convince Americans that Trump is guilty of “collusion.” For the last three months, there has been a bombshell story hiding in plain sight about an obscure government document that has been criminally under-reported by the establishment press. Thankfully, Hollywood is here to save […]

Pending Home Sales Contract Year-Over-Year Despite Tumbling Mortgage Rates

With dismal new home sales (weakest since 2018) and a modest rebound in existing home sales (still down YoY for 15 straight months), this morning’s pending home sales data for May was expected to break the tie with a modest 1.0% MoM rise. And on a month-over-month basis, pending home sales surprised to the upside, […]

Iran’s power generation surges despite US restrictions

Press TV – Iran next week will add 1,300 megawatts of new power capacity to its national grid which is under strain from runaway demand driven up by sizzling summer temperatures. Several power plants will come on line, including in Heris in the northwest, Golgohar in Kerman, Shirvan in the northeast, Parand and Tarasht in […]

Despite its ‘Official’ Verdict, Fundamental Flaws Remain in Dutch JIT MH17 Investigation

On Wednesday, the Dutch chief prosecutor and co-ordinator for the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), Fred Westerbeke announced charges would be laid against four men – three Russians and one Ukrainian, for the downing of the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in July 2014. The Dutch-led JIT announced the names of four suspects: Russians Sergey Dubinsky, Oleg […]

Insane! UK court orders disabled woman to have an abortion despite her and her family’s objections

   A British judge has authorized doctors to perform an abortion on a pregnant Catholic woman with developmental disabilities and a mood disorder, despite the objections of the woman’s mother and the woman herself. The woman is 22 weeks pregnant. “I am acutely conscious of the fact that for the State to order a woman […]

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