Posts Tagged ‘despite’

Why Stocks Stubbornly Refuse To Sell Off Despite The Escalating Trade War

While stocks are modestly lower overnight as “risk-off” returns, pushing yields and commodities lower and the VIX and gold higher, on one or more of the following catalysts – take your pick – listed by Nomura’s Charlie McElligott: More trade war noise / rhetoric—Xi’s “New Long March” commentary, but particularly Mnuchin “no plans to go […]

Despite Palestinian boycott, UAE and Saudi Arabia to attend US-led conference in Bahrain

Palestinian officials are doubling down on their plans to boycott a US-led conference in Bahrain next month aimed at garnering regional support for President Donald Trump’s peace plan. The White House announced Sunday that it will be co-hosting what it described as an “economic workshop” with the Gulf country, aimed at encouraging Arab economic investments […]

HUGE! Mueller Won’t Testify Despite Democrat Threats

* * * Update (2030ET): Angry Democratic Congress members have turned up their rhetoric amplifier to ’11’ this evening, suggesting that special counsel Mueller may be subpoenaed to compel him to testify (publicly, of course, because – apparently – none of this is worth doing unless the American public gets to see the farce). “I […]

Despite its flaws, we need to fight for Israel’s High Court

By propping up a legal system that does not protect the most vulnerable and powerless, the justices of Israel’s High Court have planted the seeds of its own destruction. By Michael Sfard Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu with Supreme Court Chief Judge Esther Hayut at a memorial service marking 22 years since the […]

Canadian drug makers hit with $1.1B lawsuit for promoting opioids despite risks

Canadian drug makers enriched themselves at the expense of vulnerable patients by illegally and deceptively promoting highly addictive opioids that have killed thousands in recent years, a proposed class action filed Wednesday asserts. The untested statement of claim filed in Ontario Superior Court seeks more than $1.1 billion in various damages from […]

Despite International Ban, Iceland Plans to Kill 2,000 Whales by 2023

Mandy Froelich, Truth Theory Waking Times In February 2019, Icelandic authorities announced their plan to kill more than 2,000 whales over a five-year period. Because the global demand for whale meat is declining, the trade is considered to be inhumane, and the conservation argument has flaws, environmentalists are enraged by the development. Every year until the year 2023, whalers […]

Doctors believe male accused of raping 3-year-old is not a minor despite birth cert

The incident took place last Wednesday when a neighbor of the victim’s family allegedly lured the child with candy before abducting and then raping her, India Today reports. The principal of a school subsequently issued a birth certificate for the accused stating that he was born in 2009. That action has triggered widespread anger and […]

Despite claims of opening the sea for fishing, Israeli navy still harasses Gaza fishermen

Gaza (QNN) – Israeli naval units detained today three Palestinian fishermen caught sailing northwest of Gaza City shore a day after Israel reportedly lifted a week-long total sea blockade on Gaza, according to fishermen. They said that the Israeli navy opened fire at the fishermen’s boats while sailing six nautical miles into the sea across […]

China ramps up crude oil imports despite Washington’s clampdown on Iran

RT – Oil imports by China unexpectedly surged in April to a record despite refinery maintenance outages and tepid domestic fuel demand, according to data from the Chinese General Administration of Customs. Imports amounted to 43.73 million tons of crude or 10.64 million barrels per day (bpd), customs data showed. That compared with 9.26 million […]

Despite brave stances, Bernie Sanders is still to the right of Democratic voters on Palestine

Bernie Sanders is currently the Democratic frontrunner for President, and has spent his whole career as a leftist maverick, pushing the boundaries on what is acceptable discourse in the Democratic Party. Because of Sanders, once fringe issues such as universal healthcare and tuition-free college have come to the forefront of debate within the party. Sanders […]

1st since Notre Dame fire: Yellow Vests back in action despite ‘unifying’ disaster & they are angry

Saturday’s protests mark the 23rd straight weekend of anti-government demonstrations, but the first since Notre Dame de Paris went up in flames on Monday. Officials were quick to criticize the protesters for returning to the streets so soon after the disaster. “The rioters will be back tomorrow,” Interior Minister Christophe Castaner told reporters on Friday. […]

Iran won’t be attacking American troops, despite US listing IRGC as terror group – top MP

Washington’s latest decision to include the elite Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) into the State Department’s list of foreign terrorist organizations “shows that the Americans are backing terrorism,” Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, chairman of the parliament’s national security committee, told RIA Novosti. But it doesn’t mean that we are taking steps towards killing American soldiers Iranian leaders responded […]

Germany extends ban on Saudi arms sales despite pressure from Paris & London

“The ban will be extended for a further six months to September 30. Over this period, no new export applications will be approved,” Angela Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert said in a statement on Thursday. The decision on whether to extend the ban was a contentious one. Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) wanted to soften the […]

Investigations against Trump will continue despite submission of the Mueller report

The Ugly Truth ed note–despite the (unwarranted) level of exuberance on the part of Trump’s base of support vis a vis the release of Mueller’s report and its findings that ‘no collusion’ took place between Trump and the Russians, no one should make the mistake of thinking that it is all over. Nadler, Engel, Schiff […]

Yellow Vests Hold Protests Across France Despite Bans

Yellow Vests Hold Protests Across France Despite Bans Above: ‘Yellow Vest’ protesters stage their 19th round of protests in Nice, France. Photo Reuters. Note: Telesur reports on the use of the French military against the Yellow Vest protests in week 19, writing: French “yellow vest” demonstrators began their 19th consecutive weekend of protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s government […]

Google’s VP Singhal left with $45 million golden parachute despite sexual misconduct case – report

The exuberant amount of money paid to Singhal was revealed on Monday in an amended lawsuit, filed by shareholders against Google’s parent company, Alphabet, in which it was accused of “disregarding, covering up, and rewarding the malfeasance” of its senior executives while handling sexual misconduct cases. Google sued over cover-up & payoffs in executive sexual […]

Deutsche Bank To Spend About $2 Billion On Bonuses, Despite "Cuts"

Distressed Deutsche Bank plans on cutting the company’s bonus pool by about 10% this year as the bank struggles to stay afloat, while at the same time trying to retain employees, according to a new Bloomberg report. Bonuses are going to be paid more selectively in an attempt to keep the people that earn the most […]

Despite Trump’s Afghan Decree, US Commanders Dismissing Talk of Troop Drawdown as ‘Rumors’

U.S. troops guarding poppy fields in Helmand province, Afghanistan in 2012. (Photo: USMC) Numerous reports suggest that Washington’s war hawks are not happy with President Trump’s announcement of bringing US troops home from both Syria and Afghanistan. Clearly there is dissension in the ranks of a Military Industrial Complex that has come to rely especially […]

Next year in Bethlehem: Gaza Christmas celebrated despite siege

Gaza has been under an Israeli-Egyptian-imposed siege since 2007 [Walid Mahmoud/Al Jazeera] For the 11th year, Gaza’s Christian minority celebrates Christmas under Israeli siege, unable to join family in West Bank. Travel requests are mostly denied or ignored from an occupying country that claims to promote freedom of religion and worship. by Walid Mahmoud & […]

Despite Assurances From Trump, the U.S. Battle Against ISIS in Eastern Syria Is Far From Over

Despite assurances from President Donald Trump that the Islamic State is no more, the U.S.-led battle to oust the militant group from its last Syrian stronghold has intensified in recent weeks. Amid heavy fighting between the Kurdish-led, U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces and hardened Islamic State fighters, scores of civilians and prisoners have been killed by […]

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