Coming financial crisis will be much worse than Great Depression – investor Peter Schiff

The Great Depression will pale in comparison to the next financial crisis which could soon be coming, according to investor Peter Schiff, famous for his doomsday predictions. “The bad news is, we are going to live through another Great Depression and it’s going to be very different. This will be

Trump threatens China with $100bn more in tariffs as response to Beijing’s ‘unfair retaliation’

Donald Trump has instructed the US Trade Representative to consider slapping China with an additional $100 billion in tariffs, accusing China of engaging in “unfair retaliation” instead of backing down to Washington’s pressure. “Rather than remedy its misconduct, China has chosen to harm our farmers and manufacturers. In light of

Russia ready to complete nuclear power plant in Turkey alone

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said that the country can finish building Turkey’s Akkuyu nuclear power plant (NPP) even if it fails to attract other investors. “Already, $3 billion has been invested. If they won’t find an investor, it means that the plant will be built by Akkuyu Nuclear,” the minister

Facebook blocks Jesus on Good Friday, apologizes for ‘error’

Is an image of a crucified Jesus ‘shocking’? Facebook seemed to think so, and blocked an advertisement by a Franciscan university in the US that featured the image. The social media giant has since apologized for the “error.” The Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio published 10 Facebook advertisements on Good Friday,

Information event on the situation of national minorities in Ukraine using the example of Transkarpatia

April 5th, 2018: On occasion of the recently signed new education law, we delivered a presentation on the situation in the ukrainian oblast of Transkarpatia. The new law is limiting the rights and possibilities of the national minorities in Ukraine of teaching in their native languages. To present and assess

Judge governors by number of smiling faces in their regions – Liberal-Democratic leader

Nationalist politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky says the Russian president should stop reading reports and analyses from the various regions and start basing his assessments simply on the number of happy faces seen on public web cams. Speaking at the State Council – the top consultative body in Russia dealing with general

Russia looks to revive F1 ‘grid girls’ for Sochi grand prix

Russian F1 officials could go against trend and revive the traditional ‘grid girls’ role for the 2018 Grand Prix in Sochi, where scantily-clad women accompany the sport’s top drivers on the race track. The position was controversially abolished earlier this year, with F1 bosses claiming it was at odds with

Modern human viruses millions of yrs old, traced to first-ever animals – study

Many of the viruses infecting humans today have evolved from ancient animals and can even be traced back to the first vertebrates ever to exist, according to new research. The study by researchers at The University of Sydney along with the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the

Russia wants results of OPCW probe on Skripal poisoning made public – envoy to UK

After a failed OPCW vote on transparency, it is up to the UK to make public all material relevant to the investigation of the Salisbury poisoning affair, the Russian ambassador said. Russia strongly urges the British to do so. Russian Ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko called for the investigation

‘Not in the business of war’: Google employees urge company to abandon Pentagon AI project

Thousands of Google employees have signed an open letter urging the tech giant not to work on a US government surveillance engine which could use artificial intelligence to improve the targeting of drone strikes. “We believe that Google should not be in the business of war. Therefore we ask that