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Source: CBS News

A salve for inequality Free money for all

Monday 11:46 GMT

One sign global inequality is reaching crisis proportions: In mainstream economic circles, the once-radical idea of free money for all is gaining currency.

"If we don't do something about the income distribution system, we're going to see a drift toward a neo-fascist populism in the near future."

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Source: DW

Germany's Bundeswehr 'lacks basic equipment' for NATO mission

Tuesday 07:01 GMT

Last week, German media reported that the Bundeswehr was also lacking sufficient tanks and operational aircraft to fulfill its duties as VJTF leader, along with other equipment shortfalls such as night-vision equipment and automatic grenade launchers.

"The fact that even basic equipment such as protective vests and winter clothing is in short supply shows what the miserable state the Bundeswehr is in as a result of cutting costs," she said, adding that her party would set up a subcommittee to "look into this scandalous situation" at the next meeting of the Bundestag's Defense Committee.

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Source: Global News

Poverty plan asks feds to make basic living costs more affordable

Wednesday 22:48 GMT

The minister in charge of a federal plan to reduce poverty nationwide says he has heard clearly that Canadians want the Liberals to find a way to make it easier to cover the basic costs of living as part of a sweeping strategy to be released this year.

The Liberals have promised a poverty reduction strategy before the end of their four-year mandate and the “what we heard” report gives the broad strokes of what the Liberals are likely to include in the plan when it is finally released, including an emphasis on enacting measures to prevent people from falling into poverty.

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Source: CBS News

Much-touted MS-13 sweep keeps even most basic details secret

Friday 16:23 GMT

NEW YORK - It was a tally so impressive that President Donald Trump touted it at his State of the Union address: Since May, agents cracking down on the violent gangs terrorizing the working-class suburbs of Long Island had swept up 428 gang suspects, including 220 members of the notorious MS-13.

Federal and state authorities have declined repeated requests from The Associated Press for even basic information made public in most law enforcement operations, such as the names of those arrested and the crimes they are accused of committing.

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte