Posts Tagged ‘firms’

Seoul urges lifting US sanctions on Iran and South Korean firms

IRNA – The South Korean Economy and Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki in a meeting with his American counterpart called for lifting US sanctions on South Korean firms doing business with Iran. According to South Korean media, speaking in a meeting with US Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin which was held on the sidelines of […]

US lawmakers seek financial oversight of US-listed Chinese firms

A group of US lawmakers in Congress have introduced legislation that would force Chinese companies listed on US stock exchanges to submit to regulatory oversight, a process that is restricted by Chinese law. The bill, which was introduced on Wednesday, was sponsored by a bipartisan group of senators, including Bob Menendez, a Democrat from […]

Australian, Canadian firms pull out of Israeli settler railway

The Electronic Intifada has exclusively revealed that Canadian engineering giant Bombardier has pulled out of a bid to expand and operate an Israeli tramway linking settlements in the occupied West Bank. Bombardier is one of several global firms – two others being Australia’s Macquarie and Germany’s Siemens – to drop out of the tender to […]

The UN fails to name and shame firms aiding Israel’s illegal settlements

By Jonathan Cook in Nazareth The United Nations postponed last week for the third time the publication of a blacklist of Israeli and international firms that profit directly from Israel’s illegal settlements in the occupied territories. The international body had come under enormous pressure to keep the database under wraps after lobbying behind the scenes […]

Israel Pharmaceutical Firms Test Medicines on Palestinian Prisoners

Palestinian activists take part in a protest in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons [File photo] Israeli Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian revealed yesterday that the Israeli occupation authorities issues permits to large pharmaceutical firms to carry out tests on Palestinian and Arab prisoners, Felesteen.ps reported. The Hebrew University lecturer also revealed that the […]

israel (apartheid state) Pharmaceutical Firms Test Medicines on Palestinian Prisoners

Israel Pharmaceutical Firms Test Medicines on Palestinian Prisoners By Middle East Monitor Israeli Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian revealed yesterday that the Israeli occupation authorities issues permits to large pharmaceutical firms to carry out tests on Palestinian and Arab prisoners, Felesteen.ps reported. The Hebrew University lecturer also revealed that the Israeli military firms are testing weapons on […]

Trump admin to lift sanctions on firms owned by Russian oligarch Deripaska

  Oleg Vladimirovich Deripaska Russian oligarch, Image Source: Wikimedia Commons   The Trump administration plans to lift sanctions on companies owned by Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska after he significantly reduced his ownership stake in them.    The Treasury Department announced Wednesday that it would lift financial sanctions on […]

Iranian firms dominate Baghdad expo as Saudis steer clear

Reuters | John Davison: While Saudi Arabia courted Iraqi leaders behind closed doors at the weekend, its arch-foe Iran made a more public showing by turning out at the Baghdad International Fair, a shop window for business in Iraq. An entire hangar was set aside for some of the 60 Iranian firms participating. Vendors of […]

Tech Firms Make Millions From Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Agenda, Report Finds

Tech Firms Make Millions From Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Agenda, Report Finds Above Photo: US Border Patrol agents take a family into custody near McAllen, Texas. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images Silicon Valley technology corporations including Amazon, Palantir and Microsoft make millions from US immigration enforcement, according to a new report. They provide tools that aid surveillance, detention and […]

Trump to go after big tech firms who may be violating the law by censoring conservatives

(Natural News) Fed up with unfair censorship, and in response to calls from Republican lawmakers to look into potential violations of law, the White House has drafted an executive order for POTUS Donald Trump which would require federal antitrust and other law enforcement agencies to begin investigating the content management practices of […]

Switzerland recommends firms continue Iran activity

Press TV – The Swiss government has promised to defend the economic interests of its companies that are active in Iran and would be targeted by renewed US sanctions, recommending that they go on with their business in the Islamic Republic. “[The government] recommends that companies pursue their commercial relations with Iran and inform themselves about […]

Church Of England To Divest From Oil Firms That Don’t Fight Climate Change

The Church of England voted on Sunday to divest from oil and gas companies after 2023 if it finds them lacking in tackling climate change. The Church of England’s General Synod adopted a motion with 347 votes in favor to 4 against, with 3 abstentions “to assess companies’ progress by 2023 and disinvest from any […]

French state firms complicit in Israel’s settlement railway

Adri Nieuwhof Rights and Accountability 22 June 2018 Jerusalem light rail is part of master plan aimed at cementing Israel’s occupation of the city. Oren Ziv ActiveStills Three French firms are implicated in Israel’s expansion of the Jerusalem light rail, as new lines are planned to connect more Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank […]

French state firms complicit in Israel’s settlement railway

Adri Nieuwhof Rights and Accountability 22 June 2018 Jerusalem light rail is part of master plan aimed at cementing Israel’s occupation of the city. Oren Ziv ActiveStills Three French firms are implicated in Israel’s expansion of the Jerusalem light rail, as new lines are planned to connect more Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank […]

US blacklists 14 firms tied to Israeli mining magnate

The Ugly Truth TIMES OF ISRAEL – The UnitedStates on Friday  blacklisted an additional 14 companies tied to Israeli businessman DanGertler, whom Washington accuses of profiting from massive resource corruption in Africa. View original post 233 more words Source Article from https://stanstasblog.wordpress.com/2018/06/18/us-blacklists-14-firms-tied-to-israeli-mining-magnate/ Related Posts Corporate Trade Tribunals Used By Mining Companies Against Communities And Governments For decades now, corporations have used this power […]

EU Wants Firms Exempt from US Sanctions on Iran

June 6, 2018 Major European powers as well as the European Union have written a letter to the United States, urging Washington not to go ahead with its planned “secondary sanctions” against European firms doing business in Iran. Foreign ministers from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and the European Union’s top diplomat Federica Mogherini addressed […]

Iran considers working with Europe’s medium-sized oil firms: Official

Tasnim – An Iranian Oil Ministry official raised the possibility of working with medium-sized European companies as the fear of facing US penalties has discouraged big enterprises from doing business with Iran. In a radio interview on Tuesday, Amir Hossein Zamaninia, deputy oil minister for international affairs and trading, said European medium-sized companies that are […]

‘US not economic gendarme of planet’: France suggests EU may compensate firms hit by US sanctions

Bruno Le Maire referred to a series of countermeasures that the EU adopted in 1996 in response to US extraterritorial economic sanctions against Cuba. Back then, Brussels argued that those sanctions benefited Washington’s foreign policy interests at the expense of EU sovereignty. The regulation aimed “to protect the economic and/or financial interests of natural or […]

Russian MP blasts US sanction threats against EU firms over Iran ties as blackmail

TASS– Threats by US administration representatives to impose sanctions against European companies for cooperation with Iran are nothing more than flagrant and unabashed blackmail, Chairman of the State Duma Committee for Foreign Affairs Leonid Slutsky said on Monday. Earlier, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused European countries of rejecting the US demand to revise […]

Chinese Firms Use ‘Mind-Reading’ Devices to Monitor Workers’ Emotions

Chinese Firms Use ‘Mind-Reading’ Devices to Monitor Workers’ Emotions April 30th, 2018 As I’ve always said (recent example) re: EEG data and these sorts of claims: I doubt it works at all, but the fact that they’re trying is disturbing enough. Via: Sydney Morning […]

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