October 19, 2019

Report: Iran launched drones in Saudi attack from Persian Gulf

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By Todd Beamon From Newsmax Iran fired more than 20 drones and cruise missiles from the northern end of the Persian Gulf to cripple two Saudi Arabian oil plants over the weekend — and the kingdom’s air defenses were useless because they were pointed in a different direction, according to a senior U.S. official. The […]

Iran threatens to stop Hormuz oil exports if own crude cut

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Iran will stop oil exports from the Strait of Hormuz, the world’s most important oil chokepoint, if the U.S. succeeds in halting crude sales from the Persian Gulf nation, a Revolutionary Guards official said. “Any hostile attempt by the U.S. will be followed by an exorbitant cost for them,” said Esmail Kowsari, deputy commander of […]

Heaven on earth? 10 countries where the citizens don’t have to pay income tax

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ByFrom Moneycontrol News India taxes its citizens up to 30 percent (plus surcharges and cess) on their income, however, there are countries and territories in the world where you won’t need to part with your hard-earned money. Here’s a list of ten such places 1/10 The Bahamas | The Caribbean paradise levies zero income tax […]

Family of Muslim teen arrested over clock files lawsuit

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From Times Free Press DALLAS (AP) – The family of a Muslim boy who was arrested after bringing a homemade clock to school filed a federal lawsuit Monday against Texas school officials and others, saying they violated the 14-year-old boy’s civil rights. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Ahmed Mohamed, who was arrested at […]

Global warming may increase odds of unprecedented ‘grey swan’ hurricanes

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ANDREA THOMPSON for Climate Central 19 hours ago Climatecentral_logo_1033x120 Black swans are catastrophic events that no one sees coming, while “grey swans,” as they are known, are extreme events for which there’s no historical precedent, but that could still potentially be predicted. A new study takes this concept into the realm of weather and climate, […]

Burger King in talks to buy Tim Hortons, creating new publicly listed company based in Canada

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From StarTribune MIAMI — (AP) Burger King is in talks to buy Tim Hortons in hopes of creating a new, publicly traded company with its headquarters in Canada. With a new base in Canada, Burger King, now based in Miami, could shave its U.S. tax bill. Shares of both companies jumped 17 percent before the […]