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Day: May 14, 2017

EU Passports for Sale in Cyprus
ENGLISH, Europe

EU Passports for Sale in Cyprus

    In Limassol, on the southern coast of Cyprus, shop signs in Cyrillic outnumber those in Greek, the local language. Yachts emblazoned with Russian monikers fill berths in a newly built marina. And just past the office of radio station Russkaya Volna, restaurants lining the boardwalk serve pelmeni with, of course, vodka. This Moscow-on-the-Mediterranean has blossomed as Russians and their money flock to the tiny European Union outpost to become, in a sense, not Russian. Long known as a hub for offshore Russian finance and more recently as a focus of investigations into Russian links to President Donald Trump’s entourage Cyprus has enabled a more sophisticated way to camouflage those funds: If you can’t launder a Russian’s cash, the scheme goes, launder the Russian himself. T...
May announced to build new council houses to help families
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

May announced to build new council houses to help families

    Theresa May unveils plan to build new council house. She has announced an overhaul in council homes by promising measures to encourage the building of new social housing to help thousands of families. The Prime Minister has said the Tories will "support the most ambitious councils" and housing associations to overturn the decline in social housing if she is re-elected next month. In the last twenty years, the decline in local authority housebuilding has left England with a dwindling social housing stock as demand for housing has risen. There are currently 300,000 fewer homes for social rent than 20 years ago and around 1.2 million families on local authority waiting lists for a social tenancy. Mrs May said: Whether you rent or buy, everyone needs the security of a place to...
Macron to take office as French president
ENGLISH, Europe

Macron to take office as French president

    Emmanuel Macron will be inaugurated as France’s youngest ever president on Sunday, facing daunting challenges to rejuvenate the economy and breathe new life into the beleaguered EU. Macron, a 39-year-old centrist, will take over from President Francois Hollande, the Socialist whose five years in power were plagued by stubborn unemployment and bloody terror attacks, in a ceremony at 0800 GMT. After ascending the red carpet at the Elysee Palace in central Paris, Macron and Hollande will have a private meeting in the president’s office where Macron will be given the codes to launch France’s nuclear weapons. Hollande is clearly delighted at the election of the former investment banker, who scored a clear victory over far-right candidate Marine Le Pen on May 7. The current pres...
Bin Laden’s son Hamza wants to avenge his father
Asia, ENGLISH

Bin Laden’s son Hamza wants to avenge his father

    Osama bin Laden with his son, Hamza. Today, Hamza's age is estimated to be 28. Personal letters seized in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden reveal the al Qaeda leader's son to be a young man who adores his father and wants to carry on his murderous ideology. That son today is poised to lead a stronger, larger al Qaeda and is bent on avenging his dad's death, says an ex-FBI agent familiar with those documents. Holly Williams interviews Ali Soufan, the former FBI agent who was the bureau's lead investigator of al Qaeda after the 9/11 attacks, on the next edition of 60 Minutes Sunday, May 14 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. Soufan describes a letter from the son, Hamza, that was collected in the raid and now declassified. He tells him that…he remembers 'every look…every smile you gave me,...
Donald Trump just posted one of his strangest tweets
America, ENGLISH

Donald Trump just posted one of his strangest tweets

    It's his life line of communication, a source of Fox News related information, and a direct connection with his devoted fans. He's been on his account, which boasts an impressive 29.3 million followers, since 2009, but it seems that he's still getting the hang of it. This week the President delivered, perhaps, his most clear and easy to understand tweet of all time. It was a linguistic tour de force. And completely free of all spelling mistakes. Naturally, it was deleted rather speedily afterwards. Trump just tweeted this.... ? pic.twitter.com/lEDsIMJtjQ — David Mack (@davidmackau) May 13, 2017 However, the damage was done. Twitter had it now, and they weren't going to let go of this rather enjoyable moment .