Airlines in America fail in their campaign against the Gulf carriers

Airlines in America fail in their campaign against the Gulf carriers

ON MAY 14th, the United States and United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced a deal that should, at least in theory, put an end to their long-simmering dispute over what airlines in America allege are unfair subsidies provided by the Gulf state to its two major airlines. When news of the agreement emerged on three days […]

Western Sanctions Against Iran vs Expected Eastern Blowback

Western Sanctions Against Iran vs Expected Eastern Blowback

Western Sanctions Against Iran vs Expected Eastern Blowback Iran’s currencies, the rial and the toman (collectively referred to here as the “rial”), have been plummeting in perceived value for months now – nay, years, nay, decades – against the US dollar.  The rial’s aggressive drop in value Since December 2017 is neither due to core […]

The case against the AT&T-Time Warner deal has gone badly

The case against the AT&T-Time Warner deal has gone badly

So last season NEAR the end of the antitrust trial over AT&T’s $ 109bn acquisition of Time Warner, Richard Leon, the presiding judge, asked Randall Stephenson, chief executive of AT&T, what the pay-television market would look like in seven years’ time. Mr Stephenson mused in his folksy Oklahoma drawl that seven years ago his predictions […]

The U.S. Offensive Against Russian Billionaire Oligarchs

The U.S. Offensive Against Russian Billionaire Oligarchs

In the seventy-seventh edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Kommersant, Komsomolskaya Pravda Moscow Edition, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, and Pravda. He discusses the effects of the most recent U.S. economic sanctions against Russia on the stability and future prospects of the Russian economy. Professor Kovacevic specifically focuses […]

Cosby defense lawyers hitting back hard against accusers

Cosby defense lawyers hitting back hard against accusers

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) – Bill Cosby’s defense lawyers will continue grilling his accusers when his sexual assault trial resumes on Thursday following withering treatment of three so far that featured tears, confessions of drug use and charges of self-promotion. Actor and comedian, Bill Cosby, returns to the courtroom after lunch recess during the third day […]

75 For and 80,945 Against: Nestle allowed to pump more water in Michigan despite public outcry

75 For and 80,945 Against: Nestle allowed to pump more water in Michigan despite public outcry

Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has given Nestle permission to extract 400 gallons (1,500 liters) of water per minute for its Stanwood bottling plant, in the face of a sustained protest campaign. “We cannot base our decisions on public opinion because our department is required to follow the rule of law when making determinations,” […]

Duma mulls sanctions against Latvia over new law targeting Russian in schools

Duma mulls sanctions against Latvia over new law targeting Russian in schools

The Russian lower house has passed a statement decrying as “inadmissible” the Latvian ban on teaching in minorities’ languages in schools. The statement also warns Riga of potential reciprocal economic sanctions. The statement approved by the State Duma on Tuesday reads that the Latvian authorities’ actions contradicted the mutual respect, understanding and cooperation between all […]

A Federal Judge Just Ruled Against the LAPD and Delivered a Big Win for Civil Rights

A federal court ruled on Thursday that Los Angeles County must stop its enforcement of gang injunctions, handing a major victory to criminal justice advocates who have long fought against the tactic that they say guts communities of color. The county argued that that doing away with gang injunctions would pose a threat to public safety, but the 22-page ruling, issued by US District […]

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