Posts Tagged ‘mulls’

EU mulls adding Saudi Arabia to new money laundering grey list

The European Union, under pressure from Saudi Arabia, may add the Arab kingdom to a money laundering grey list, five months after blacklisting it. According to an EU confidential document, seen by Reuters, the bloc is preparing an overhaul of its listing of countries that pose money laundering risks, a move that will please the […]

California Mulls Taxpayer-Funded Healthcare for Illegals

California lawmakers are weighing proposals to offer taxpayer-funded free healthcare to some illegal immigrants living in the state. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom is mulling over plans to grant $98 million of state funds per year to offer government-funded health care to a large number of illegal immigrants. Washingtontimes.com reports: The state Assembly has a bill […]

Swedes up in arms as govt mulls potential ban on ancient ‘Nazi’ runes

Justice Minister Morgan Johansson is currently investigating whether or not runes should be banned in Sweden as a way to deter hate groups, a Swedish website Samhällsnytt reported. His is expected to make a recommendation on the matter by the end of May. If Johannsson decides to move forward with legislation prohibiting the runes, the […]

Argentina Mulls War Crimes Charges Against Saudi Prince Over Yemen War

Turkish authorities are still hunting for the remains of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the threat of what’s said to be a harrowing audio recording depicting his agonizing final moments as he was assassinated by a 15-man Saudi hit squad may materialize at any moment, but largely thanks to President Trump’s willingness to countenance Khashoggi’s […]

Australia mulls moving embassy to Jerusalem

General news Australia considers recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital SYDNEY/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Australia will consider recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and shifting its embassy there from Tel Aviv, Australia’s Prime Minister said on Tuesday. The status of Jerusalem is one of the thorniest obstacles to a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians. Israel regards […]

In ironic twist China mulls replacing defunct 1-child limit with 1-child tax

The idea of requiring childless or one-child adults to contribute towards a “reproduction fund” to assist families with more than one child was among the most controversial policy suggestions made by two Chinese academics in an article published by Communist Party mouthpiece Xinhua Daily last week. Cash on delivery: China contemplates rewards to urge couples […]

‘The CIA Is Listening & May Kill Me’: Duterte Mulls Ditching His Smartphone

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is thinking of dumping his smartphone over fears that the CIA is constantly eavesdropping on his conversations and might use his private information to eventually assassinate him. “I know, the US is listening. I’m sure it’s the CIA, it’s also the one who will kill me,” Duterte said in Cebu City on Tuesday, rejuvenating […]

Iran mulls exporting ethylene

SHANA – A senior Iranian petrochemical official says the country was about to join the club of ethylene exporters in the near future. “The ethylene produced by Iranian petrochemical facilities will soon be sufficient for supplying the domestic market, and will be up for exports,” said the director of projects at the National Petrochemical Company […]

Good News for Germany, bad news for Poland: US Mulls Moving Forces from Germany: Part of a Wider Process

US Mulls Moving Forces from Germany: Part of a Wider Process The US Defense Department is exploring the option of withdrawal or transfer of US forces from Germany to Poland. The Washington Post (WP) reported that the costs and implications are being analyzed. On July 5, the White House said it had no such plans but there is no smoke without […]

France’s Macron Blasts “Very Insane” US Strategy as Trump Mulls Scrapping Iran Nuke Deal

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump increasingly appears to be pursuing his “gut instinct” on the Iran nuclear deal and is leaning toward withdrawing from the landmark accord, according to French President Emmanuel Macron. The French leader has agreed with Trump that a “new arrangement” must be worked out with Iran, although the two leaders […]

Japan’s JBIC bank mulls funding PetroVietnam B52/97 project

nsnbc : The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) is considering funding the Block B52/97 project of the Viet Nam Oil and Gas Group […]

Germany mulls new move to improve snooping on cars and apartments

The German government is considering legal changes that would oblige operators of car and house alarm systems to help law enforcement in their efforts to spy on potential terrorists or criminals, a spokesman for the interior ministry said on Friday. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere, a conservative, plans to discuss the issue […]

‘Red line into illegality crossed’: UN expert mulls sanctions on israel

“Israel’s role as occupier in the Palestinian Territory – the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza – has crossed a red line into illegality,” said Canadian law professor Michael Lynk, who is the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Presenting his latest report to the UN […]

Mattis mulls supplying Ukraine with lethal weapons after visit

     The US is considering supplying lethal arms to Ukraine, US Defense Secretary James Mattis has stated during a visit to Kiev. Washington has also agreed to supply Ukraine with an additional $175 million worth of equipment. “I would also point out that on defensive lethal weapons – we are actively reviewing it,” Mattis said […]

Mozambican government mulls Sovereign Fund for development projects – again

nsnbc : The government of Mozambique will soon – after some delay – establish a sovereign fund to build reserves to finance national development […]

Huffington Post Writer Mulls “Organized Violent Resistance” After Shooting of Congressman

Huffington Post Writer Mulls “Organized Violent Resistance” After Shooting of Congressman “Individual acts understandable but ineffective” Paul Joseph WatsonPrison Planet.com June 15, 2017 Huffington Post writer Jesse Benn responded to the attempted massacre of Republican lawmakers yesterday by mulling over how ” violent resistance” needs to be more “organized” in order to “work”. “For violent […]

Scoop: Trump, irked at cabinet and staff, mulls sweeping shake-up

Scoop: Trump, irked at cabinet and staff, mulls sweeping shake-up Mainstream media catches up to story days after Infowars Axios May 14, 2017 Editor’s Note: The rest of the mainstream media is now reporting on this possible purge days after Infowars reported that President Trump was planning a major purge inside the White House. At […]

Netanyahu gov’t mulls bill to ban Israeli rights groups from bringing legal cases on behalf of Palestinians

Political and other news Israeli cabinet panel to consider bill barring High Court petitions on behalf of Palestinians Haaretz 12 May by Jonathan Lis — A bill that would bar nongovernmental organizations from petitioning the High Court of Justice on behalf of Palestinians will be debated by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Sunday.  The […]

Calais ‘Jungle’ migrants block motorway in violent confrontation with French police

The trouble started at around 15:00 near Calais when a gang of migrants and local activists began a wave of attacks on motorists, including English and Welsh football fans heading to support their teams during the group stages of Euro 2016, local media reported. Just now at #calais …. tear gas and hundreds of migrants […]

$2,500 to one and all: Swiss vote on landmark monthly ‘basic income’ law

While the British referendum on staying in the EU continues to dominate the headlines, Switzerland’s vote on Sunday in potentially even more significant. Easy money: Swiss city to pay residents a free wage It concerns the so-called Universal Basic Income (UBI), which is guaranteed payment of 2,500 Swiss francs ($2,500 or €2,250) per month that […]

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