A key Bank of England policymaker has warned of the risks to global financial stability when “the biggest bond bubble in history” bursts.
In a wide-ranging testimony to MPs, Andy Haldane, Bank of England director of financial stability, admitted the central bank’s new financial policy committee is taking too long to force banks to hold more capital and appeared to criticise the bank’s culture under outgoing governor Sir Mervyn King.Haldane told the Treasury [...]
US federal prosecutors have shut down digital payment system Liberal Reserve – sparking fears the growing cyber-currency known as Bitcoin could be next. RT’s Katie Pilbeam looks at the implications.
Russia’s insistence that it will supply Syria with S300 missiles has heightened fears that they could fall into the hands of Hezbollah
BEIRUT— Thousands of Lebanese Hezbollah militants were massed around the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday, according to rebels and a senior commander in the Lebanese Shiite movement, broadening Hezbollah’s backing of President Bashar al-Assad’s forces and stoking fears of an imminent assault on the city.
(CNN) — Fears were growing in Britain Monday of a surge in Islamophobia in the wake of the knifing death of a British soldier last week that his suspected attackers claimed was revenge for the deaths of Muslims worldwide.
Officers arrested two men in the town of Grimsby on England’s east coast on suspicion of arson after a mosque was set on fire, according to Humberside county police. No one was [...]
Wolfgang Schaeuble is scared about the enormous amount of money, the central banks have pumped into the markets.
He asks the central banks to collect the cash back. However, these have not the slightest idea how this will go. The central planners dawns on you that the game is likely to lead to banking crash. Therefore, the EU wants to participate savers to banks crashes to avoid a system collapse.
Two mortar shells struck Israel’s Golan Heights on Monday in the early evening local time. Though the IDF described the mortars as accidental spillover from fighting across the border in Syria, they are bound to deepen fears of escalating violence in the region.
On Friday and Sunday Israel reportedly struck Iranian and Hezbollah assets based in Syria. The Israelis have subsequently made extensive efforts to dampen tensions – IAF jets had conducted the [...]
Chrissy Meagher was just approaching the finish when the bombs went off
She feared her father, a race official, had been killed in the explosions
Two men rushed to her aid and helped her to track down her relatives
‘They were amazing,’ she says
Both Miss Meagher’s father and her sister, another runner, escaped unhurt
A runner in the Boston marathon has spoken of the ‘amazing’ kindness of two bystanders who helped her in the [...]
PRESSURE-COOKER BOMBS SUSPECTED IN BOSTON BLAST
Scores of victims remained in Boston hospitals, many with grievous injuries, a day after the twin explosions near the marathon’s finish line killed three people, wounded more than 170 and reawakened fears of terrorism. A 9-year-old girl and 10-year-old boy were among 17 victims listed in critical condition.
Boston Marathon bombs packed with gunpowder, shrapnel
Scores of victims remained in Boston hospitals, many with grievous injuries, a [...]
There is a CISPA vote in Congress tomorrow. We need to bring some attention to this before they pass it right under our noses!
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CISPA Amendment Proves Everyone’s Fears Were Justified While Failing To Assuage Them
from the the-more-things-change dept
The single biggest criticism of CISPA is that it could be used by the federal government in a way that infringes on people’s privacy, allowing government agencies, including the NSA, to sift through the private [...]
A British hunger striker inside Guantánamo Bay has laid bare thedeteriorating conditions of inmates, expressing fears that he and others will soon die as a result of what he described as “systematic torture”.
Shaker Aamer, the last UK resident still held at the camp, claims he is subjected to harsh treatment from guards and denied water, despite being in a weakened state due to severe weight loss, according to a written declaration filed [...]
NYPD has ‘stepped up security’ at hotels and other landmark locations
The White House increased security around the perimeter
The three bombs detonated in Boston, two near the finish line of the marathon, sent a wave of panic across the country as fears of a copycat attack gripped cities from Washington, D.C. to New York.
‘We’re stepping up security at hotels and other prominent locations in the city through deployment of the NYPD’s [...]
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, which could ease fears of a marked deterioration in labor market conditions after a surprise stumble in job growth in March.
April 10, 2013
France has withdrawn its first batch of 100 troops out of the 4,000 deployed in Mali as it prepares to hand over operations to a UN peacekeeping force, with 1,000 French troops to remain on the ground by the end of the year.
However, fears are mounting that Mali will become a drawn-out war, spilling into other regions and fueling terrorism.
France justified its January intervention into Mali as a [...]
E.coli contaminated food may have been served in East Coast schools
Rich Products Corp has recalled 10m lbs of frozen food from Georgia plant
Company admit some 300,000lbs of this may have been shipped to schools
Parents in Maryland school district warned recalled food was fed to children
300,000lbs of possibly contaminated food may have ended up in school lunchrooms across the US, the company behind the products has said.
At least one US school [...]
ROGUE state North Korea today sparked fears that it could trigger a nuclear strike as early as next WEDNESDAY.
Crackpot Kim Jong-un’s regime today issued a chilling threat to British diplomats warning them to get out of Pyongyang.
Alarmingly the North Korean government said it would not be able to guarantee the safety of embassies from April 10.
Russian diplomats have also been advised to evacuate.
Today the Foreign Office added that it is [...]
As the immigration reform Gang of Eight inside the Beltway prepares to announce a deal later this week, claiming border security will come before a path to citizenship for millions of illegals, Border Patrol agents have seen illegal border crossings double and warn the cutting of agent work hours will only result in less border security, not more.
“We’ve seen the number of illegal aliens double, maybe even triple since amnesty [...]
Chaos in crisis-hit Cyprus as thousands of savers rush to withdraw cash from banks which have opened for first time in two weeks
Ten of thousands of Cypriots scrambled to get hold of what savings they could today after the island’s banks opened for the first time in two weeks amid tight restrictions on withdrawals.
There were chaotic scenes outside some banks, with one branch manager in the capital Nicosia forced to [...]
DNA tests ruled out lamb, beef, chicken, pork, goat, horse – and even human flesh – leaving the grim possibility it could be dog or cat
It was on the takeway menu as a lamb curry – but it baffled food experts who later examined it.
They were surprised when they found the meaty chunks in the spicy sauce did not contain a single trace of lamb.
And the mystery deepened as DNA [...]
A Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) “urgent bulletin” being sent to Embassies around the world today is advising both Russian citizens and companies to begin divesting their assets from Western banking and financial institutions “immediately” as Kremlin fears grow that both the European Union and United States are preparing for the largest theft of private wealth in modern history.
According to Kremlin sources, though, President Obama’s sudden visit to Israel this [...]
As fears mount that the smartphone market has become too saturated, a Samsung executive says the time has come to build a smart watch. If you think Samsung has concocted a wearable device just to counter the rumored Apple iWatch, the executive VP of Samsung’s mobile business, Lee Young Hee, wants you to know that the company “has been preparing the watch product for so long.”
The Samsung exec also told Bloomberg that Samsung [...]
The Cypriot central bank has announced that the country’s banks will stay closed until later this week as fears mount of a bank run.
The country’s banks were closed for a scheduled Bank Holiday on Monday, something that allowed Cyprus to try to implement a levy on savers’ deposits.
That move triggered unease among depositors in Cyprus, where cash machines soon ran out of funds.
March 11, 2013
More than 1,000 dead pigs have been found floating in Shanghai’s main waterway, the Chinese city’s government said Monday, as residents expressed fears over possible drinking water contamination.
Workers in the southwestern district of Songjiang fished more than 1,200 dead swine out of the Huangpu river, which goes on to cut through the commercial hub and create its waterfront Bund district.
The haul included both piglets and huge adult pigs, [...]
North Korea Forces Await ‘Final Strike Order’ from Kim Jong-un
South Korea vows strong response if provoked
North Korea’s armed forces are reported to be awaiting a “final order” from the country’s supreme leader Kim Jong-un before launching a campaign against South Korea.
Ahead of a ten-day joint computer-simulated drill to be conducted by the US and South Korea on 11 March, the North’s most widely circulated mouthpiece Rodong Sinmun said: “Our front-line [...]
Radiation is leaking from Iran’s nuclear facility at Fordow, which suffered devastating explosions on Jan. 21,
The regime has ordered millions of antidote iodine pills from Russia and Ukraine amid fears the radioactivity will spread.
Many of the personnel, who arrived after the explosion to assist with the cleanup at the site, have been taken to a military hospital suffering from headache, nausea and vomiting, according to a source in the security [...]
February 19, 2013
The United States Department of Agriculture has been working to dispel immigrants’ concerns that getting on Food Stamps will harm their chances of becoming U.S. citizens.
The USDA addresses those fears in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamp, brochures it distributes to Mexican consulates as part of its “partnership” with the Mexican government “to help educate eligible Mexican nationals living in the United States about available [...]
BERLIN: Germany’s finance minister on Friday warned of the dangers of countries intervening in the foreign exchange markets, as top officials from the group of 20 met amid fears of a “currency war”.
Speaking as the meeting opened in Moscow, Wolfgang Schaeuble told German radio: “We do not want state intervention in exchange rates. We want exchange rates that are determined by the markets.”
“I am actually very confident that will also [...]
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Meteorite shook Chelyabinsk this morning. Shook my whole building and woke me up!
Large Explosions Heard In Russia As Meteorite Shower Hits Ural Mountains
Damn these are huge…
2012 DA14 cloud doom…
UFO over Russia? Video of meteorite shower that stirred panic in Urals region
Meteorite crash in Russia: UFO fears spark panic in the Urals (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
A series of explosions in the skies of Russia’s Urals region, reportedly caused by a [...]
Iceland could become the first Western democracy to block all internet porn under radical new proposals.
Fears about the damaging effects on children have led the government to work on legal measures to try and stop the flood of graphic sexual material reaching the island’s shores.
Interior Minister Ögmundur Jónasson has set up working parties to find the best ways to stem the tide of online images and videos being accessed by [...]
Russian President Vladimir Putin has been loading up on gold.
As Bloomberg reports, the Russian central bank has amassed 570 metric tons of it in the last 10 years, making it the biggest global gold buyer.
Why is Russia’s central bank betting on gold rather than holding its foreign reserves in something with a bit of yield?
It’s a hedge against a collapse in the value of one of the global reserve currencies.
Read more: http://qz.com/52623/russias-government-has-become-the-worlds-largest-buyer-of-gold-driven-by-fears-of-currency-cataclysm/#ixzz2KbwhKCq7
The European Parliament is to spend almost £2 million on press monitoring and trawling Eurosceptic debates on the internet for “trolls” with whom to debate in the run-up and during euro-elections next year amid fears that hostility to the EU is growing.