So we have a new term: BRIXIT. Japan’s biggest bank Nomura has issued an 11-page study evaluating the likelihood that the UK will leave the European Union entirely or partly. Events could accelerate as soon as this autumn if eurozone woes force the Government to commit to a firm date for a BRIXIT referendum. “The effect a looser relationship with… Read more →
Egypt has deployed extra troops, tanks and other armoured vehicles to the Sinai peninsula in an escalation of its military offensive in the area. The reinforcements follow the killing of 16 border guards by suspected Islamist militants on Sunday. The army has also begun sealing off tunnels into Gaza, according to Egypt’s Mena news agency. Earlier reports that fresh fighting… Read more →
What should a community do with its unused land? Plant food, of course. With energy and humor, Pam Warhurst tells at the TEDSalon the story of how she and a growing team of volunteers came together to turn plots of unused land into communal vegetable gardens, and to change the narrative of food in their community.
When it comes to leaks of classified information, it’s still not clear where lines are drawn and what information is classified. Several provisions within the Patriot Act, passed after the attacks of 9/11, gave the government unlimited power to spy on whoever they want.
The Catholic family that owns a Colorado-based company won a court victory in their battle to stop the Obama administration from requiring them to provide insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization and contraception, a mandate they say violates their religious beliefs and First Amendment rights. Fox News has the full article
(CNSNews.com) – Gary Harrington, the Oregon man convicted of collecting rainwater and snow runoff on his rural property surrendered Wednesday morning to begin serving his 30-day, jail sentence in Medford, Ore. “I’m sacrificing my liberty so we can stand up as a country and stand for our liberty,” Harrington told a small crowd of people gathered outside of the Jackson… Read more →
(CNN) – The July heat wave that wilted crops, shriveled rivers and fueled wildfires officially went into the books Wednesday as the hottest single month on record for the continental United States. The average temperature across the Lower 48 was 77.6 degrees Fahrenheit, 3.3 degrees above the 20th-century average, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration reported. That edged out the previous… Read more →
(Reuters) – Greece’s jobless rate climbed to a new record in May, underlining how austerity prescribed to slash deficits and keep bailout funds flowing is hitting the economy on which recovery depends. Latest data on Thursday showed the jobless rate climbed to 23.1 percent, with nearly 55 percent of those aged 15-24 out of work, a desperate situation that fed… Read more →
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has said he is “deeply worried” that Britain will leave the European Union via a referendum. Mr Blair also told a German newspaper that the UK’s exit from the EU could be sparked by too much power being transferred to Brussels. David Cameron said in July that it was a “perfectly honourable position” to call for a… Read more →
Global food prices sharply rebounded in July due to wild swings in weather conditions, a UN food and agricultural body has said. The rise has fanned fresh fears of a repeat of the 2007-2008 food crisis which hurt the world’s poorest. Untimely rains in Brazil, drought in the US and production difficulties in Russia drove the rally, said the Food… Read more →