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Monsanto Rejects Bayer’s Latest Sweetened US$64 Billion Offer

(TeleSUR) – The agro-business giant has rejected a buyout offer from Bayer yet again. Bayer said its sweetened US$64 billion acquisition offer for Monsanto would not be subject to any financing conditions, responding to the U.S.-based agro-company’s rejection of its latest proposal on Tuesday. Bayer said it was disappointed by Monsanto’s rejection, saying the proposal offered immediate […]

Middle East United Arab Emirates

Israeli Mass Surveillance System Launched in UAE

The monarchy uses Israeli surveillance technology to police its population. (teleSUR) Authorities in the United Arab Emirates Wednesday announced the launch of new technology to deepen its surveillance of the Gulf State’s civilian population, the Middle East Eye reported. The new Falcon Eye surveillance system—sold to the UAE by an Israeli defense contractor—“links thousands of […]

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Barack Obama Won’t Use Executive Order to Close Guantanamo

(teleSUR) Without an executive order, it is left to a Republican Congress to close the military prison. U.S. President Barack Obama has been talking about closing the military-run Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba since before he ran for president in 2008, but despite years of promises he’s now saying he won’t use his power as commander-in-chief […]

Israel & Palestine Middle East

Tel Aviv Mayor Blames Israeli Occupation for Deadly Cafe Attack

Ron Huldai calls on Israel to show Palestinians they want a just peace agreement after 4 people killed when Palestinian gunmen opened fire (MEE) Tel Aviv’s mayor on Thursday blamed Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories for a deadly attack carried out by two Palestinian gunmen that left four Israelis dead in the Mediterranean city. […]

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Business Tax Evasion

Netherlands Is the Tax Haven of Choice for Global Arms Dealers

(teleSUR) Amongst the big companies using the Dutch tax evasion routes are a large number of arms manufacturers and major international defense companies. The Netherlands is a top tax haven for the world’s biggest arms dealers, the Transnational Institute said on Thursday. The Dutch research group’s statement, accompanied by a new report relying on data from the Dutch Chamber […]

Africa Egypt EU

EU arms exports to Egypt fuel killings, torture: Amnesty

12 European countries have flouted an EU-wide suspension on arms transfers to Sisi’s Egypt, rights group says. (MEE) Amnesty International has accused nearly half of the European Union’s members of fueling killings and torture among other abuses in Egypt through arms exports, in a report issued on Wednesday. International organisations have accused Egyptian President Abdel […]