Category Archives: General News

Oligarch Buys Russia’s Most Popular Social Media

AP | September 16, 2014

By NATALIYA VASILYEVA

A media company owned by Kremlin-friendly oligarch Alisher Usmanov has splashed out $1.5 billion to gain full control of Russia’s most popular social network, VKontakte, bringing an end to a months-long dispute that saw the original investors sue each other in court.

Obama Funding ISIS To Fight ISIS

PJ Media | September 11, 2014

As President Obama laid out his “strategy” last night for dealing with ISIS in Iraq and Syria, and as bipartisan leadership in Congress push to approve as much as $4 billion to arm the Syrian “rebels,” it should be noted that the keystone to his anti-Assad policy — the “vetted moderate” Free Syrian Army (FSA) — is now admitting that they, too, are working with the Islamic State.

Trust In US Government On Domestic, International Issues At Record Lows

Zero Hedge | September 10, 2014

ust a few hours ahead of President Obama’s strategy oration, we thought worth noting that Americans’ trust in the federal government to handle international problems has fallen to a record-low 43%.

Saudi builds northern border fence against infiltrators

AFP | September 7, 2014

Saudi Arabia has inaugurated a multilayered fence along its northern borders, as part of efforts to secure the kingdom’s vast desert frontiers against infiltrators and smugglers, state media said.

Pfizer To Buy Baxter’s Vaccines For $635 Million

benzinga | August 5, 2014

By Craig Adeyanju

On July 30, Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Baxter International’s (NYSE: BAX) portfolio of marketed vaccines in a deal that is reportedly worth $635 million.

The portfolio of vaccines consists of NeisVac-C and FSME-IMMUN/TicoVac.

Global economy one shock away from another crisis

The Telegraph | August 5, 2014

By Szu Ping Chan

The world is sliding towards another debt-ridden disaster, with the eurozone and China one shock away from a fresh crisis, according to a leading economics consultancy.

Fathom Consulting, which is run by former Bank of England economists, said current levels of low volatility masked systemic risks in the global financial system.

In Federal Court FBI Accused Of Cover Up In Oklahoma City Bombing

YouTube | August 2, 2014