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How the super-rich deal with social inequality?
As social inequality is increasing, the rich look to protect their wealth and many invest in supporting candidates who’d lighten their regulatory and tax burden, Robert Johnson President of Institute of New Economic Thinking told RT.

28.01.2015 14:26

Dotcom wants ‘to kill Skype’ with MegaChat, his encrypted video calling service
Kim Dotcom has launched a public beta version of his latest project, with which he aims to wipe out Skype. The video calling service called MegaChat is to be encrypted to ensure secure communications for all its users.

22.01.2015 14:33

Auckland zookeepers euthanize celebrity TV gibbon
Despite his huge popularity in New Zealand, TV celebrity Iwani – a siamang gibbon – was euthanized because zookeepers thought he was “unhappy and agitated.”

22.01.2015 03:55

​Kim Dotcom: I feel like ‘pariah’ in New Zealand
Kim Dotcom, whose Internet party dramatically failed during the New Zealand election campaign, says he has become a pariah, and has renewed his offer to go to the US to face trial.

05.01.2015 14:58

Geo-jihad: New Zealand militant accidentally tweets his Syria location
A jihadist from New Zealand who has joined the Islamic State in Syria, has accidentally given up his exact location by sending out tweets, according to a Canadian intelligence group.The extremist has deleted the tweets.

31.12.2014 11:33

US loses bid to re-jail Kim Dotcom
​Attorneys for the United States government have lost their attempt to revoke internet mogul Kim Dotcom’s bail as he awaits an extradition trial in New Zealand, scheduled for next June.

01.12.2014 18:38

US brands Kim Dotcom ‘fugitive of justice’ for refusing to extradite himself
​The Department of Justice has now branded Kim Dotcom and his former colleagues at the defunct file-sharing site Megaupload “fugitive[s] of justice” for refusing to travel to the United States where they face charges related to the website.

20.11.2014 19:51

Ebola-labeled vial prompts NZ parliament lockdown
What was called a sample of the Ebola virus in an attatched letter has been sent to the New Zealand Parliament’s mailroom, prompting a lockdown of the room. Just hours before, the Auckland office of the New Zealand Herald received a similar package.

11.11.2014 13:26

President Obama pushes for secretive trans-Pacific trade deal in China
President Barack Obama is again pushing international leaders to finalize the trans-Pacific trade deal between 12 countries that would eradicate tariffs and regulations, but critics say the secretive negotiations have been a boon only to corporations.

10.11.2014 23:41

Five Eyes ‘spy fee’: New Zealand forks out over $100mn annually for intel funding
The taxpayers in New Zealand are spending $103 million a year on intelligence as a kind of membership fee for the country to be part of the Five Eyes surveillance club together with the US, UK, Australia and Canada, a declassified report said.

21.10.2014 17:07

WikiLeaks: US pushes to extend drug monopolies in secret proposed trade deal
Excerpts from a proposed international trade agreement leaked to the web this week suggest that the United States is pushing for changes that would make it more difficult to get life-saving drugs overseas.

16.10.2014 18:37

DC police shouldn’t have guns, says Council Member
Amid the ongoing militarization of police departments across the US with the Pentagon’s decommissioned inventory, a “controversial” idea was floated at a police oversight hearing in Washington, DC – to disarm local police officers altogether.

09.10.2014 22:30