British authorities underestimate the risk posed by malicious cyber-attacks, data breaches and spy drones to Britain’s nuclear plants and radioactive cargo, new expert analysis suggests. .
Hard-hitting research, published by the Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) on Sunday, outlined a number of key concerns relating to UK national security. .
Key risks flagged by its authors include inside attacks on nuclear sites, the loss or theft of sensitive data relating to nuclear facilities, cyber-attacks on nuclear facilities, malicious targeting of nuclear material in transit and the use of drones for adversarial means. . To Read full Article on Rt Channel – > Click Here
Journalist and world-renowned expert on the Italian mafia Roberto Saviano has called the UK “the most corrupt country in the world,” and said that Brexit may make the situation even more disastrous. .
“If I asked you what is the most corrupt place on Earth, you might well tell me it’s Afghanistan, maybe Greece, Nigeria, the South of Italy, and I will tell you it’s the UK,” Saviano told the audience at Britain’s Hay Literary Festival. .
“It’s not the bureaucracy, it’s not the police, it’s not the politics, but what is corrupt is the financial capital. Ninety percent of the owners of capital in London have their headquarters offshore,” he added. .
The UK is Europe’s “criminal capital” when it comes to allowing corruption, the journalist thinks, with the trust funds in Jersey and British Overseas Territory the Cayman Islands being its “access gates.” . To Read full Article on Rt Channel -> Click Here
. Just a handful of Americans view the 2016 presidential election through rose-colored spectacles, the latest poll has found. Seven in 10 people say they feel frustrated with it, while over half, including majorities in both parties, are angry and helpless. .
About one-quarter say they have hardly any confidence that their votes will be counted accurately, a poll by the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research has revealed. As much as 55 percent, including majorities from Democrats and Republicans, say they feel totally helpless about the ongoing election. .
Only eight percent of Americans say they have a great deal of confidence in the Republican Party, and 15 percent – in the Democratic Party. Similarly, just 29 percent of Democrats and 16 percent of Republicans have any confidence in their own political parties. . To Read full Article on Rt Channel -> Click Here
With the majority of humans having access to a mobile phone the debate whether their use can cause cancer has been a heated one. Now a US government study has found a link between cellphone radiation and cancer in rats.
The unsettling findings are the result of a US$25 million study by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) – a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) – which has been underway for the past 2.5 years.
Although a full report on the study is not yet finished, the NTP has released its partial results early.
The research studied rats to determine whether the radio-frequency (RF) radiation emitted by mobile phones can cause cancer. To do so, pregnant rats were placed in special chambers. Once their pups were born, they were treated with RF radiation for approximately nine hours per day.
“All RF exposures were conducted over a period of approximately 18 hours using a continuous cycle of 10 minutes on (exposed) and 10 minutes off (not exposed), for a total daily exposure time of approximately 9 hours a day, 7 days/week,” the findings state.
The Senate Intelligence Committee has overwhelmingly voted for a new – as yet secret – bill that would allow security agencies to examine a wider range of private data without obtaining a search warrant from a court. One senator has expressed outrage.
“This bill takes a hatchet to important protections for Americans’ liberty. This bill would mean more government surveillance of Americans, less due process and less independent oversight of US intelligence agencies,” wrote Oregon Democrat Ron Wyden on his personal website after being defeated in a 14 to 1 vote by the 2017 Intelligence Authorization Act committee this week. The legislation is now headed for a full Senate vote. . To Read full Article on Rt Channel -> Click Here
Leaked minutes of a meeting in Brussels suggest Downing Street is trying to fast-track an EU-Canada trade deal that will allow corporations to sue national governments in secret courts without parliamentary consent.
The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is free trade deal between Canada and Europe, which shares many traits with the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal being brokered between the EU and US.
Campaigners warn CETA, which has been finalized but not ratified, would pave the way for a “corporate power grab,” while undercutting vital legislation put in place to protect workers’ rights, the environment and consumer safety. . To Read full Article on Rt Channel -> Click Here
Conflicting with a prior industry study, a new analysis claims 96 nuclear facilities in the US are less safe than reported, citing risks such as terrorism and sabotage. The study says there remain lessons to be learned from the Fukushima disaster. .
Neglect of the risks posed by used reactor fuel, or spent nuclear fuel, contained in 96 aboveground, aquamarine pools could cost the US economy $700 billion, cause cancer in tens of thousands of people as well as compel the relocation of some 3.5 million people from an area larger than New Jersey, a study released May 20 finds. . The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s study,‘Lessons Learned from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident for Improving Safety and Security of US Nuclear Plants,’ is the second installment of a two-part study ordered by Congress on the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan. It not only cites, but also outright challenges a 2014 study by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the US industry’s regulator and enforcer of safety standards.
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Israel’s state comptroller has slammed Benjamin Netanyahu in a new report, for his conduct in what has been dubbed the ‘Bibi Tours Affair’. It centers on the prime minister’s possible double billing and using public bonus miles for personal use. .
The allegations in Joseph Shapira’s report, due to be published later on Tuesday, deal with Netanyahu’s time as finance minister, from March 2003 to August 2005.
The document reviews Netanyahu’s flights during that time, as well as the flights of his family members overseas. The summary specifically states that at first glance, his travels “departed from the rules which apply to the issue,”according to the Jerusalem Post.
The report is the latest in a string of alleged misuse of public funds by Netanyahu, including ‘Bottlegate,’ under which he faced allegationsthat his wife had stolen thousands of dollars’ worth of state funds from bottles returned to local supermarkets. In 2013, Netanyahu landed in hot water over ‘Bedgate,’ in which it was alleged that he and his wife had a custom $127,000 bedchamberbuilt for a flight to London.
Benjamin Netanyahu is facing a fresh row over his use of public finances following revelations he spent £5,100 of taxpayers’ money on furniture that was installed in his private villa.
One opposition politician accused the Israeli leader and his family of corruption after it was disclosed that the furnishings had been originally bought for the prime minister’s official residence in Jerusalem but were later moved to his own house in the exclusive seaside resort of Caesarea. .
Mr Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, ordered that the garden furniture be taken to Caesarea just days after it was purchased, Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reported.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used state funds to cover the cost of renovations in his private residence in Caesarea that began before he was appointed prime minister, an investigative TV show reported Monday evening.
. Editorial Note: . Bibi don’t steal he just borrows but he never returns back… so what…. Life is a joke! He can’t be wrong because he defends Israeli people. That is to bad that Golda Meir is not around. I prefer more Mother that father…. That is too bad that Benji was never taught meaning of word : “descent or dignity”. That is a shame….
The Harris County Jail, the largest jail system in Texas and the third largest in the US, runs a strict detainment system that jails people too poor to pay bail, according to a new lawsuit. .
People are detained at the Harris County Jail irrespective of whether they can afford a bail amount and without the assistance of a defense attorney or the ability to argue on their own behalf, according to a lawsuit filed by the group Equal Justice Under Law. . To Read full Article on Rt Channel -> Click Here
. Most Europeans support the idea of a “basic income” paid to every individual to cover their basic needs, according to the first EU-wide survey on the subject. Governments would pay the same amount of money to each person, regardless of whether they work. .
The poll, conducted by German company Dalia Research in April, was the first EU-wide survey to address the proposal of a basic income, defined in the poll as“an income unconditionally paid by the government to every individual regardless of whether they work and irrespective of any other sources of income.”
In a heist reminiscent of the blockbuster film ‘Ocean’s Eleven,’ some 100 thieves managed to steal $12.7 million from ATMs in Japan in just three hours. The incredible feat is believed to be the work of an international crime syndicate. .
The thieves worked together to withdraw the huge sum of money in coordinatedwithdrawals at 1,400 convenience store ATMs throughout Tokyo and 16 other prefectures, police said, as cited by Kyodo News. .
Using forged credit cards containing account details illegally obtained from Standard Bank in South Africa, around 100 different people are believed to have made a single withdrawal of 100,000 yen (US$913) – the maximum allowed by cash machines – in each of the 14,000 transactions attempted.
The withdraws took just three hours to complete, with the first one made just after 5am on May 15, and the last made just before 8am, The Yomiuri Shimbun reported. All of the ATMs were located at 7-Eleven stores.