“Yes, China’s stock-market slide has been stunning. Until June 12, the Shanghai Composite, mainland China’s biggest stock market, had enjoyed a glorious 150% rally for about a year. Then everything turned, and the indices death-dropped 30%. It’s as if April, May, and June never happened. All those gains have been erased.”
The first shooting came in the village of Tiefenthal, the second a short time after in nearby Rammersdorf, sparking a major police manhunt. The attacker also shot at a pedestrian and tractor driver, who escaped unharmed.
“All four defendants deny having had anything to do with the site since its reported sale to a Seychelles-based company called Reservella in 2006. That has proven problematic, since the period in which the four allegedly committed the crimes detailed in the Belgian case spans September 2011 and November 2013. Having failed to connect the quartet with the site’s operations during that period, the case has now fallen apart. Yesterday a judge at the Mechelse Court ruled that it could not be proven that the four were involved in the site during the period in question.”
Home Secretary Theresa May has warned that the Government will push the legislation through with the recent terrorist atrocities in Tunisia and France forcing the government to act quickly. The laws would mean online services such as WhatsApp, Google, Facebook and Apple would be forced to hand over messages, sent by users, to government security agencies such as MI5.
“South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se compared Kim’s concerning tally on Thursday to his father’s 10 during the latter’s first few years as leader according to the Associated Press. The country has a rather short history that can be traced back to 1948 and leadership has been kept carefully within the Kim family across three generations so far.”
“’The world has made tremendous strides in pulling people out of poverty, but most of the growth has been only one step up the economic ladder,’ said Rakesh Kochhar, associate director at Pew. People ‘are potentially one financial shock away from slipping back into poverty.’”
“As details of the new offer emerged, it appeared that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipraswas capitulating to demands on harsh austerity terms that he urged his countrymen to reject in the referendum last Sunday, like tax increases and various measures to cut the costs of pensions.”
“Africa’s second-most populated country was chosen for its ‘excellent preservation of humanity landmarks’ such as the ruins of the city of Aksum, known as the heart of ancient Ethiopia, and Fasil Ghebbi, which served as the residence of the Ethiopian emperors during the 16th and 17th century.”
“Ukrainian Economy Minister Aivaras Abromavicius said a total of 345 government-run properties would be presented to major US and European investors Monday.”
“‘Such interim orders cannot be passed by this court. Somebody may come to the court and say look I am above 18 and how can you stop me from watching it within the four walls of my room. It is a violation of Article 21 [right to personal liberty],’ Chief Justice H.L. Dattu observed orally.”
(Title image via).