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EU CT Alert: An individual suspected of financing Islamic State arrested in Spain

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On 15 March 2017, the Spanish Guardia Civil, supported by Europol, arrested in Girona (Spain) a Moroccan national suspected of helping finance the terrorist group Islamic State (IS).

 

The arrestee, aged 43, was under investigation for participating, along with two of his brothers arrested in July 2016, in a complex financial scheme which involved sending funds to IS fighters in Syria and Iraq through money transfer agencies.

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Lagos High Court fines National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration (NAFDAC) N2 million for certifying food drinks with safety concerns without written warnings

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A Lagos High Court at Igbosere has ruled on the case brought before it by Lagos businessman Emmanuel Fijabi Adebo over the export of large quantities of Fanta orange, Fanta lemon, Sprite and Soda to the United Kingdom from the Coca Cola Bottling Company in Nigeria in March 2007. He is asking for special damages to the tune of N15, 119, 619.37 from the losses he suffered from the confiscation of the products in the United Kingdom by the Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council Trading Standard Department of Environment and Economic Directorate. Continue reading

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Donald Trump, Steve King — and some very happy white nationalists

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“How to account for President Trump’s new thing for Old Hickory?

Trump flew to Nashville on Wednesday afternoon and visited the tomb of Andrew Jackson, the first of Trump’s predecessors he chose to so honor, in celebration of Jackson’s 250th birthday. He placed a wreath, pronounced himself a ‘big fan,’ asserted that he had much in common with Jackson and sent a thank-you tweet to a man who died 160 years before Twitter.

This followed Trump’s decision in January to move a portrait of Jackson into the Oval Office, his position during the campaign against replacing Jackson on the $20 bill in favor of Harriet Tubman, and frequent attempts by top Trump strategist Steve Bannon to liken Trump to Jackson.

Most Americans probably don’t much care about the homage to the Hero of New Orleans and populist father of the Democratic Party. But one group sees the Jackson worship as an important sign from the president — the same people Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) has been speaking to lately when he talks about “somebody else’s babies.” By accident or by design, Trump is delighting the white nationalists.

The Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website, applauded as ‘fitting’ Trump’s honoring of this ‘white supremacist extremist,’ as it calls Jackson. The group created a poster for supporters to display featuring a portrait of Jackson underneath a reference to a quote from Bannon: ‘Like Andrew Jackson’s populism, we’re going to build an entirely new political movement.’ Beneath the Jackson portrait the poster says, with adorning swastikas, ‘The new face of the Republican Party: DailyStormer.com.'”

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Donald Trump’s tax plan would mean huge breaks for millionaires like Trump

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The release of two pages from President Trump’s 2005 tax returns didn’t show much. But they did show just how much Trump — and other super-rich Americans — would benefit from his proposed tax plan.

Donald and Melania Trump earned about $150 million in 2005, putting them in the top 1 percent of income earners for the year. Yet the Trumps didn’t pay as much in taxes as their rich peers. The effective tax rate (that is, a household’s true tax liability, as opposed to what they owe on paper) in 2005 was 31.2 percent, but the Trumps paid only about 25 percent of their income that year, some $38 million. This rate was five percentage points lower than other millionaires and similar to what families making around $250,000 paid in 2005.

So how did Trump take advantage of the tax code — and how will he and other wealthy people benefit from his new tax plan?

First, Trump reported capital gains of over $32 million in 2005. The Republican’s American Health Care Act (AHCA) would lower the surtax on investment income by close to four percentage points. The Tax Policy Center estimates that the United States’ richest households would get an average tax cut of $24,800 from the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, while the vast majority of Americans (those making less than $208,000) would receive nothing.

Second, most of Trump’s income in 2005 would have been taxed at the highest tax rate, then 35 percent. But Trump’s current tax plan would reduce this top marginal income tax rate by 6.6 percentage points — from 39.6 to 33 percent — meaning the richest households would receive the largest income tax cuts. According to the Tax Policy Center, an ordinary rich person in the top 1 percent would receive a tax cut of over $200,000. If Trump has the type of income that he claimed on the campaign trail, his benefit would be five times that of the top 1 percent with a jarring $1.1 million tax cut. In contrast, the average middle-class tax cut would be a little over $1,000.

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Family of military veteran shot by Eugene police files $7.5 million lawsuit

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The family of a military veteran who was fatally shot by a Eugene police officer two years ago has filed a $7.5 million lawsuit against the city, a number of police officers and an emergency call taker involved in the incident. Attorneys representing Brian Babb’s family filed suit Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Eugene.

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Solar-powered luxury home has curves in all the right places | Adam Williams | NewAtlas.com

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Dutch firm MVRDV recently unveiled Casa Kwantes: a luxury pad that has a brick facade with few windows facing the street for privacy and a large curved glazed facade facing the courtyard that offers plenty of light.

 

Envisioned as a contemporary take on 1930s modernist design, the enviable home also boasts energy-efficient technology, including solar power.

 

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