The United States has ranked 12th in the world in economic freedom, according to an annual report compiled by the Heritage Foundation. The country remained out of the top 10, despite small improvements to its score.
“Extreme pornography” is causing rapists and murderers to commit crimes, the most senior judge in England and Wales has said. He claimed more crimes are likely to occur due to explicit material being readily available online.
The contact group of BRICS experts will meet in March to discuss the idea of establishing an independent rating agency, said Brazilian Ambassador to Russia Jose Vallim Antonio Guerreiro. The agency would become an alternative to the western ‘big three’.
Greece’s discontent with the EU over an anti-Russian statement may give new momentum to other European countries, and make it easier for them to have courage to say “no” to Brussels dictate, foreign affairs analyst Srdja Trifkovic told RT.
Apple’s quarterly record sales of the iPhone have smashed the highest Wall Street expectations, giving the company the largest profit in corporate history, $18 billion in the quarter to December last year.
India knows what to get and from whom, Dr. Sreeram Chaulia of the Jindal School of International Affairs told RT. It wants to hedge its bets and build close relations with BRICS, while trying to attract investment from the US and Europe, he said.
The mew Greek Syriza government has failed to explain where it will get the money from to end the austerity policy, as it is impossible to wave a magic wand overnight and fix the problems easily, economist Nick Skrekas told RT.
Taxi alternative Uber generates enormous controversy. Politicians ought to be looking to the future, not safeguarding an increasingly irrelevant status quo. Indeed their very future power depends on it.