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EU orders Apple to pay Ireland up to €13bn in unpaid taxes

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Apple has been ordered to pay up to €13bn (£11bn) in back taxes to Ireland after the European commission ruled that deals between Apple and the Irish tax authorities amounted to illegal state aid. The commission said Ireland’s tax arrangements with Apple between 1991 and 2015 had allowed the US company to attribute sales …

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Obama called “war criminal” & “hypocrite of the century” in Irish Parliament

Clare Daly Obama is a war criminal

An Irish socialist politician called Obama out as a war criminal following the conclusion of the G8 in her country earlier this week. [youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIMucHfUMyg[/youtube]   Clare Daly told the Irish Parliament Obama is a “war criminal” and “hypocrite of the century” for his remarks concerning the Northern Ireland …

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Thousands gather for anti-G8 protests in Northern Ireland

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Thousands rallied in Belfast on Saturday, protesting against the coming G8 summit in Northern Ireland’s county Fermanagh. The action is part of the peaceful anti-G8 demonstrations meant to send a message of protest and concern to the G8-leaders. What started as 1,500-strong march to the Belfast City Hall in police …

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Punk Economics: Part 4

The Punk Economics series by Irish economist David McWilliams is a great way to get up to speed as to what is going on with the world economy in a quick, fun and easy to digest manner. Here’s part 4: [youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHjLO_cw5iE[/youtube]   Click here to catch part 1, 2 and 3 from …

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New Facebook policy raises alarms over sharing of user data

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Facebook’s new privacy policy violates EU law, raising concerns over the sharing of private data with affiliated business without user consent. US privacy experts expressed concern over how Facebook shares this data with advertisers. European Data Protection Commissioner Gary Davis has asked for Facebook to clarify its new changes to …

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Punk Economics 5: The world slows & euro crisis far from over

The Punk Economics series by Irish economist David McWilliams is a great way to get up to speed as to what is going on with the world economy in a quick, fun and easy to digest manner. Here’s Part 5: [youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ-l1LIdWOU[/youtube]   Click here to see: Part 1-3 and Part 4.

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Punk Economics: world economics made fun and easy

The Punk Economics series by Irish economist David McWilliams is a great way to get up to speed as to what is going on with the world economy in a quick, fun and easy to digest manner. So without further ado let’s get started…. For more information on David McWilliams …

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Pope Benedict ‘complicit in child sex abuse scandals’

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Pope Benedict XVI ‘knew more about clergy sex crimes than anyone else in church yet did little to protect children’, say critics. For the legions of people whose childhoods and adult lives were wrecked by sexual and physical abuse at the hands of the Roman Catholic clergy, Pope Benedict XVI is …

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We are headed to a one world government – Nigel Farage

In an incredibly powerful interview, today MEP (Member European Parliament) Nigel Farage told King World News, “They even want to get eurozone countries to change their constitutions, to write in their constitutions that they will obey all orders from Brussels.”   Farage also warned “So it is very, very difficult to ignore …

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Austrian government no longer guarantees bank deposits

Austrian government

Bank deposits in Austria will no longer enjoy state protection and a state guarantee in the event of bank runs and a bank collapse when legislation is enacted in July. The plan to ensure that the state is no longer responsible for insuring deposits has been readied by the Austrian …

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Brussels ready to back £80bn bailout for Spain

Decision taken following discussion about eurozone’s struggling economy Spanish minister said aid will not come with austerity conditions attached Move comes a day after Spain’s credit rating was downgraded David Cameron has said UK will not contribute funds to eurozone bailouts Euro falls and forecasters say it could hit seven-year …

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Greece’s banking industry secretly gets €100 billion

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Greece’s struggling banking industry has been secretly injected with around €100 billion in emergency liquidity from the country’s central bank which was approved by the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, according to the FT. This follow reports of a ‘run’ developing on Greek banks last week, which were emphatically denied …

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China slams G7 and its ‘authoritarian rule’

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The Global Times, an official mouthpiece for China’s ruling Communist Party, has slammed the G7 for engaging in “authoritarian rule” and sidelining the importance of major developing countries. The leaders of the Group of Seven industrialized countries are currently meeting at the luxury Elmau Castle in Schloss Elmau, Germany. The …

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Central banks selling off US debt at record pace

Central Banks selling US debt

In March, central banks from around the world dumped $17 billion in American Treasuries. Since the beginning of the year the sell-off has reached $123 billion, which is the quickest pace since 1978. China sold $7.7 billion in US debt in March, lowering its holding by $26.4 billion since last June. Russia …

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WikiLeaks releases more than 500k US diplomatic cables from 1979

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WikiLeaks has released more than half a million US diplomatic cables from 1979, covering numerous incidents such as the Iranian revolution, the siege of Mecca, and Saddam Hussein becoming president of Iraq. Consisting of 531,525 cables, the latest batch – known as ‘Carter Cables III’ – marks the six-year anniversary …

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Bank of Cyprus to cut 30% off deposits over €100,000

Cyprus banking crisis

Cypriots and foreigners wait in line to withdraw money from an ATM of a Laiki (Popular) Bank branch in the old city of the capital, Nicosia. Depositors in the Bank of Cyprus, the biggest bank on the island, will reportedly lose 30 percent on their holdings above 100,000 euros, the …

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