After a tough night of wrangling, EU leaders have agreed to set up a new authority – tasked with keeping sinking banks afloat. And to do that, the new agency will be given access to Europe’s mammoth bailout funds – stocked in a large part by taxpayer money. This exact function was previously carried out by governments. But now, the EU can bailout a nation’s banks – without adding to the government’s debt levels – at least on the books.
It’s something that Germany strongly opposed, but was forced to relent on due to Spanish and Italian insistence. Nigel Farage, a member of the European Parliament and leader of the UK Independence Party, believes that it’s Germany who plays the deciding role in these talks.
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Japan Prime Minister orders restart of nuclear reactors under
Thousands of people flooded the streets of Asuncion on Friday night, after the Paraguayan Senate voted to remove President Fernando Lugo from office. Riot police and military police officers on horseback moved in to control the crowds, who had gathered to condemn the impeachment trial.
The Congress of Paraguay was trying to oust the president, Fernando Lugo, by means of an impeachment proceeding for which he was given less than 24 hours to prepare and only two hours to present a defense. It appears that a decision to convict him has already been written…The main trigger for the impeachment is an armed clash between peasants fighting for land rights with police…But this violent confrontation is merely a pretext, as it is clear that the president had no responsibility for what happened. Nor have Lugo’s opponents presented any evidence for their charges in today’s
On June 3, 2012 Anti Zionist Orthodox Jews protested the Solute to Israel Parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, New York City. While dozens of protesters demonstrated next the parade, a caravan of trucks decorated with huge anti Zionist advertisements where riding around the streets surrounding the parade.
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During a demonstration on June 23 in Tel Aviv, demonstrators were “imprisoned” within the National Bank, Ibn Gabirol Street in Tel Aviv. These are the final two minutes before they arrest the amateur cameraman.
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Hundreds of activists of the People’s Summit have gathered this Wednesday in the Vila Aut
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For over a month students have been resisting the introduction of new fees (US$800) at the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), which threaten to exclude about 10,000 people from higher education.
Following a call to strike riot police began to control various campuses, especially the one in Rio Piedras, the heart of the protests, at the end of last year.
Only two days ago about 30 students were arrested in front of the main entrance at the Rio Piedras campus during acts of civil disobedience. Hundreds were detained in the past few weeks and rumours of torture tactics being used by the police forces against students spread.
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No country has ever been bombed by its own ally, like Pakistan has been bombed by the US, Pakistani politician Imran Khan tells Julian Assange. He says it is time to put an end to the US-Pakistani ‘client-master’ relationship.