Posts Tagged ‘freezes’

Going Underground – BROKEN NEWS: US freezes funding for Syria’s White Helmets – Report

Going Underground – BROKEN NEWS: US freezes funding for Syria’s White Helmets – Report Going Underground with Afshin Afshin Rattansi and Lembit Opik review this week’s headlines! LIKE Going Underground Going Underground Afshin Rattansi on Instagram… View the original video for Going Underground – BROKEN NEWS: US freezes funding for […]

PayPal freezes out Palestine activists in France

Ali Abunimah Lobby Watch 29 January 2018 PayPal claims that it is “giving opportunity to people across the globe,” but why are Palestinians and their supporters being left out? (Wikimedia Commons) PayPal, already facing pressure for its refusal to provide services to Palestinians living under Israeli military occupation, appears to be going a step further […]

Germany freezes upgrade of Turkish Leopard tanks amid Afrin op – govt spokesman

US ‘needs to stop supporting terrorists’ to avoid possible clash with Turkey in Syria – Deputy PM Germany will not be making any decision on “critical arms transfers” to its NATO ally Turkey, including the much-awaited upgrade of German-manufactured Leopard tanks, because of the military operation against the Syrian Kurds, Spiegel magazine earlier reported. Instead, […]

Economist says ‘declaration of war’ if US freezes Russian dollar assets

     The Bank of Russia holds a third of its currency assets in the United States. The USA may impose sanctions on the bank. Earlier, the US had frozen the assets of the National Fund of Kazakhstan, which suggests that Russia’s reserves may find themselves in a similar situation as well. Given the current state […]

Iranian court freezes assets of more than 150 BBC staff

DUBAI (Reuters) – More than 150 Iranian current and former BBC staff and contributors have been barred from major financial transactions in Iran, an Iranian court order seen by Reuters showed, in a fresh step against foreign media seen as hostile to Tehran. The order bans 152 individuals from any transaction that needs […]

Niagara Falls ‘freezes’ as Arctic conditions grip North America (VIDEO)

     North America is currently experiencing a particularly severe and protracted cold snap resulting in major car accidents, a state of emergency, sharks freezing to death and even now Niagara Falls is experiencing the Arctic blast. The water of the majestic falls themselves has yet to succumb to the polar winds, but the surrounding area […]

"It’s Unprecedented": Bank Of New York Freezes $23 Billion In Kazakh Assets

Overnight, Bank of New York Mellon said it had frozen $22.6 billion in assets held by Kazakhstan’s National Oil Fund in a rare move that escalates a legal battle between the government and a Moldovan investor. According to Reuters, Moldova’s Anatolie Stati and his companies had earlier won damages against the Kazakh government, and his […]

Hell Freezes Over: CFTC Finds Trader Guilty Of Metals Price Rigging

By Clint Siegner It must have been painfully awkward for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Last year, Deutsche Bank settled a civil suit involving blatant market rigging and turned over reams of information, including chat logs and voice recordings. The trove contained plenty of damning evidence which had gone overlooked by the […]

US Sanctions 271 Syrians, Freezes Their US Assets

Two weeks after launching missile strikes on Syria, the U.S. Treasury announced it has sanctioned 271 employees of Syria’s Scientific Studies and Research Center in response to the alleged sarin attack conducted by the Assad regime on Kahn Sheikhoun. It’s one of the largest sanction actions in U.S. history. The action was […]

Geo-Politics: Indian Ocean conundrum

     Over the past decade, the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), has emerged as the new focus of attention in the ever shifting geo-political and strategic struggle for dominance. With the growing clout of India and China in the global arena, the world superpowers, particularly the US, have had their attention drawn to the trade and […]

Colombian Ex-President Uribe Made Involuntary Appearance In Wiretap

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe made an involuntary appearance in an audio from a wiretap ordered by the Supreme Court. he court is currently investigating Uribe’s alleged involvement in a massacre committed by paramilitaries in 1997. During his presidency Uribe was notorious for wiretapping anyone who deemed a threat, including the […]

US Weapons Fuel Colombia’s Neo-Paramilitaries

nsnbc : Colombia’s National Police announced that it had intercepted a shipment of 20 M-4 assault rifles that had been legally purchased in the United States and shipped to Colombia. While the Colombian government and left-wing guerrilla FARC and ELN are engaged in ending 51 years of civil war, the greatest security threat is currently posed […]

Blowing in the wind: how to stop cow burps warming Earth

Ruminant animals emit methane, a gas that is more than 20 times more efficient than carbon dioxide in trapping the sun’s heat At her farm nestled in the green hills of northwestern France, Marie-Francoise Brizard is helping to curb a planet-wide menace: farting and belching cows implicated in global warming. So far this year, Brizard […]

US Congress freezes $200 million in aid to Palestinians

  AFP October 2, 2011 WASHINGTON (AFP) – Key US lawmakers are blocking about $200 million in Palestinian aid in response to the territories’ UN statehood bid, congressional aides said Saturday. Members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee have frozen the funding “until the Palestinian statehood issue is sorted […]

As Turkey Freezes Israel Ties, Critics Decry “Whitewashed” U.N. Report on Gaza Flotilla, Blockade

Guests:Huwaida Arraf, chairperson of the Free Gaza Movement and co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement. She was on one of six ships that were in the Gaza flotilla when the Mavi Marmara was attacked. Norman Finkelstein, author of several books on the Israel-Palestine conflict, including “This Time We Went Too Far”: Truth Consequences of the […]

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