The Iran Project
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At least 50% of the revenues (from subsidy reforms) must be spent on the cash subsidy payments, Nobakht said earlier this month. Recent government data shows $60 billion has been paid in cash subsidies under the so-called Subsidy Reform Plan ever since the controversial scheme was launched seven years ago. The plan, launched in 2010 by former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, removed costly subsidies on food and fuel and replaced it with a monthly 455,000 rials ($11) in cash payment to almost all Iranians. Iran has a population of 80 million and the government says 77 million people receive the cash subsidies, costing the treasury almost $850 million per month. Price Hike Dispute The prospect of higher energy tariffs has been the subject of heated debate among officials and experts over the past year. Gasoline prices, in particular, led to open dispute between the government and the previous parliament.
Financial Times
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Associated Press
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PressTV News
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Palestinians have held a rally in Jerusalem al-Quds to slam the recent killing of a Bedouin villager by Israeli forces. A UK-based monitoring group says the US-led coalition airstrikes in Syria has claimed the lives of about 7000 people over the course of more than two years. Iraq’s defense ministry says the eastern half of Mosul has been fully liberated from Daesh, as Iraqi forces inflicted heavy losses on the terrorist group. The United States has pledged to prevent China from threatening Washington’s interest in the South China Sea. A legal group in the United States has brought a lawsuit against the new president, claiming that businesses belonging to Donald Trump have received different forms of payments from foreign governments in violation of the Constitution. A survey shows African-Americans are twice as likely as whites to lose two or more family members by age 30.
The Guardian - Education
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Girls aged five to 16 receive £2.20 less per week than boys and are allowed less financial independence, report shows The gender pay gap by which women earn significantly less than men during their careers begins early in childhood with boys receiving 20% more pocket money than girls, according to a report. Not only do girls receive less money, they are allowed less financial independence; they are less likely to receive regular payments than boys, and are more dependent on others to buy items for them and manage their money on their behalf. Continue reading...
Beijing Bulletin
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BoingBoing
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Politico
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Attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions wont commit to recusing himself from potential Justice Department investigations into controversies involving President Donald Trump — from Russia to business conflicts of interest — despite his vigorous campaigning on behalf of Trump during the 2016 election season. In written responses to members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sessions said repeatedly that he is “not aware of a basis to recuse myself” from issues surrounding Trump such as potential violations of the Emoluments Clause, a constitutional ban on officials accepting payments from foreign governments. That differs from Sessionsvow to recuse himself from any ongoing issues involving the federal probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. Sessions said during his confirmation hearing that he would step aside from any such investigations because his political rhetoric against Clinton during the campaign “could place my objectivity in question.
TIME - Top Stories
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CoinDesk
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Fox News
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BBC One Wales
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But I want to be clear: what I am proposing cannot mean membership of the single market. She and the First Minister disagree on other things, to. No more vast payments to the EU, says Theresa May. But the Welsh government says it's worth paying into the single market. Mrs May says the devolved assembly won't lose power after Brexit, but the Welsh government has called for changes to devolution so its voice is heard.
BBC Parliament
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The chronic underfunding of district councils in the view of those I spoke to is not addressed by the Safetynet, it is not addressed by the transition grant payments which only increase uncertainty for budgets every calculated every two years. But rest by paying £65 million to the upper quartile to him, I support the direction of travel but I am concerned with much of the detail.
BBC Parliament
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BBC One Wales
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She and the First Minister disagree on other things, too. No more vast payments to the EU, says Theresa May. But the Welsh Government says it's worth paying into the single market. Mrs May says the devolved assembly won't lose power after Brexit, but the Welsh Government has called for changes to devolution, so its voice is heard. And the UK Government says it wants to guarantee the rights of EU citizens living here, but the Welsh Government says that should happen immediately.
Sky News
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It is a serious breach of the Constitution to take foreign payments and to companies that you control and own. That is potentially making him impeachable somewhere down the line. The court cases just to try and stop those foreign payments. It is a serious development. On day three of his demonstration. We are waiting for a news conference. And we will be hearing a little later from Donald Trump's Press Secretary Sean Spicer, as he gives his first official news briefing for the new President. That's due to start at 6:30 this evening.
Sky News
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They wanted someone different. It wasn't antiestablishment vote, and Donald Trump is an antiestablishment candidate and president, and very proud of its. But now as a president he is a politician and he has found himself in hot water, not least, because he is potentially violating because the tuition for accepting payments from foreign governments.
Times of Israel
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Asia Today
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This program allows citizens to pay taxes and other government service fees online and was first launched in 2015. Since then, every department in the Ras Al Khaimah government has integrated with the payment scheme. Another example of the eGovernment initiative in the emirate is the Electronic Government Authority (EGA). This agency is tasked with leading the conversion to eGovernment and not only ties together other agencies within the emirate but also coordinates with the federal government in Abu Dhabi. The EGA has implemented many initiatives including online customs payments, utility payments, filing, and tracking of suggestions and complaints online, payment of traffic fines, and many other services. The agency was launched in 2004 by the Emir with a goal of converting Ras Al Khaimah society to an online community. This even included opening a training center in 2009 to increase the awareness of government officials to the digital tools being implemented by the agency.
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