April 24, 2016

Saudi Arabia wants to borrow $10 billion from bankers. “Despite running up a 15 percent budget deficit last year, which is expected to grow further in 2016, the Saudi government has found it easy to borrow money.” http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/22/business/dealbook/10-billion-loan-to-saudi-arabia-carries-risks.html?_r=0

Pro-Clinton super PAC will reportedly pay for supportive posts on social media. “The group, Correct the Record, said it will funnel $1 million, or 20% of the money it has raised so far, into refuting “negative attacks and false narratives” about Clinton on Twitter, Reddit, Facebook, and Instagram, according to a press release.” http://qz.com/667901/a-pro-clinton-group-is-taking-on-the-internets-swarms-of-anonymous-attackers/

North Korea says it will stop nuclear tests if U.S. stops South Korea war games. “Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong, in his first interview with a Western news organization, held firm to Pyongyang’s longstanding position that the U.S. drove his country to develop nuclear weapons as an act of self-defense.” http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-north-korea-submarine-missile-20160423-story.html

Former CIA agent to be extradited to Italy for “rendition” that allegedly led to torture of Egyptian.  “(Sabrina) de Sousa was one of 23 Americans, including 22 CIA agents, convicted in 2009 by an Italian court over the 2003 abduction in Milan of Osama Mustafa Hassan Nasr, better known as Abu Omar.” http://www.france24.com/en/20160423-portuguese-court-paves-way-ex-cia-agents-extradition-italy

Florida deputies accused of standing by while teens drowned. “Pinellas County has released multiple videos from the scene, with none showing the car going in the pond or officers attempting to free the girls.” http://www.rawstory.com/2016/04/florida-sheriff-defends-deputies-who-stood-by-as-teens-drowned-and-blames-the-girls/

 

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April 24, 2016

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