Tag Archives: Spend

You could soon spend 10 years in Australian jail if you don’t hand over your phone password to cops

New Australian bill introduces some of the toughest legislation anywhere in the world for refusing to hand over personal data, while other Western countries are scrambling for their own solutions. Existing legislation already allows for imprisonment for up to two years for failing to give investigators access when serious crime is involved, but the new Assistance and Access bill, which has ...

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Trump slams hefty price tag for DC military parade, will spend $900k on flight to Paris instead

The city of Washington DC wanted an obscene amount of cash to host a now-shelved military parade, Donald Trump has tweeted. Instead, the president will honor the troops with a fiscally responsible $ 140k per hour flight to Paris. Commenting on reports that a military parade planned for November in the nation’s capital had been put on hold until next ...

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Boeing plans to spend $27bn on purchases in Russia

American aircraft giant Boeing will spend billions of dollars in the next 30 years on direct purchases in Russia, President of Boeing in Russia and the CIS Sergey Kravchenko told TASS. “Out of $ 27 billion that we are planning to spend on direct purchases in Russia within the next 30 years, $ 18 billion accounts for titanium purchases,” he ...

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Amazon’s share of the US e-commerce market is now 49%, or 5% of all retail spend

Amazon has already been in the crosshairs of the White House when it comes to threats of antitrust investigations, and while some say this is simply Trumpian bluster that has a slim chance of going anywhere, some new numbers out from the researchers at eMarketer could prove to be a fan to the flames. Amazon is set to clear $ ...

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Trump tells NATO allies to spend more… like thrifty Pentagon buying $1.2k mugs & $10k toilet seats?

Toilet seat covers that cost $ 10,000? Coffee mugs for $ 1,200 apiece? No wonder NATO countries aren’t too keen to follow US military spending benchmarks. Even the Pentagon is looking for better deals and 3D printing for savings. While President Donald Trump browbeats NATO allies into increasing their military spending, the US Department of Defense is spending untold amounts ...

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Rescue crews spend over 30 hours saving deaf puppy in Alabama (VIDEOS)

A team of firefighters, cave rescuers and plumbers spent 31 hours struggling to save a seven-month-old deaf puppy in Huntsville, Alabama. The puppy, named Toffee, fell down a 60-foot hole (18 meters) in South Huntsville while playing with her foster family. Following the incident, rescue crews of volunteers, firefighters and plumbers emerged, using nets, bags, ropes and crates in a ...

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Facebook prototypes tool to show how many minutes you spend on it

Are you ready for some scary numbers? After months of Mark Zuckerberg talking about how “Protecting our community is more important than maximizing our profits,” Facebook is preparing to turn that commitment into a Time Well Spent product. Buried in Facebook’s Android app is an unreleased “Your Time on Facebook” feature. It shows the tally of how much time you ...

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Russia should be back in G7 as ‘we spend 25% of time’ taking about it anyway – Trump

The leaders of the G7 group spent a lot of their time during last week’s summit discussing Moscow, and so having Russia itself at the negotiation table would have been an extremely logical move, US President Donald Trump has said. “You know, we spend probably 25 percent of our time talking about Russia, and I said wouldn’t it be better ...

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Spend on schools or bow to US demands? German politicians debate NATO strategy

US President Donald Trump has accused Germany of not contributing enough to the NATO budget – but will German Chancellor Angela Merkel dance to Washington’s tune? Politicians on both sides of Germany’s political spectrum shared their views with RT. On Thursday, Trump warned NATO members that they will be “dealt with” if they fail to fulfill their financial obligations to ...

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Kremlin spokesman dismisses media reports on plans to boost Russian social spend

Vladimir Putin’s spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has said that media reports on changes to the state budget had mentioned sums that differed from those used in the actual draft, but refused to discuss the document before it is signed. Read more “The decree was worded and drafted within the pre-planned terms, its development and expert re-working are now practically over. It ...

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