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With fossil fuel subsidies, humanity investing in 'own doom': UN chief

Paris - By subsidising fossil fuels, humanity was "investing in its own doom", UN chief Antonio Guterres said Tuesday at a Paris summit seeking to unlock funds for the global shift towards greener energy.

Theater manager rams French presidential palace in protest

Paris - Protesting against subsidy cuts for his Paris theater, Attilio Maggiulli rammed his car against the iron gates of the Elysée presidential palace in Paris on Thursday.

Ottawa to end rent subsidies for low-income residents

Many low-income Canadians could be facing the prospect of becoming homeless in the next two years, that is, unless the government steps in and pays attention to the Provinces and Territories request to work with them in maintaining social housing funding.

Romanian farmers sue when subsidies for 'virtual cows' cut off

It's not unusual to read about governments helping farmers with subsidies. In Romania, farmers are paid $150 per cow, and this can be a big help. There is just one little problem with the plan though. No one thought to mention the cows had to be real.

Spanish MPs to lose subsidy on 'gin & tonics' in Parliament cafés

Madrid - Turns out Spanish politicians have had access to discounted booze at the café and restaurant in the Spanish Parliament in Madrid. Public outrage has prompted a committee to put a stop to the benefit.

Op-Ed: American-Pakistani Friendship — At an End?

American-Pakistani friendship is not ending -- it never existed. We can find ways not to need their assistance. Lowering our profile in the Muslim world is a good place to start.

Op-Ed: Basic income — The only real solution to ‘unemployment’

The myth of the benefits culture is pushed by governments on both sides of the Atlantic because politicians and our over-paid economists are incapable of seeing the real problem.

Letter from environmentalists urges Obama to address overfishing

Environmental organizations are urging President Obama to address the damage overfishing does to the marine environment and to ask the World Trade Organization to end fishing subsidies.

Exxon CEO calls effort to repeal oil tax breaks ‘discriminatory’

Washington - Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson has labeled an attempt by US Senate Democrats to pass a bill that would repeal tax breaks for oil companies as counterproductive and has charged the undertaking as “misinformed and discriminatory.”

Researchers say U.S. tax breaks subsidize foreign oil production

Recent research claims the largest U.S subsidies to fossil fuels can be attributed to tax breaks aiding foreign oil production.

Queen Elizabeth received 500,000€ of EU subsidies in 2008

The Queen, one of the richest women in the United Kingdom, received the money for the private land around the Royal Residence of Sadringham according to the British Agricultural Ministry, which recently released the figures.
 

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K. Graham s  virtual farm  on FarmVille.
Photo taken 12/08/2013
K. Graham's "virtual farm" on FarmVille. Photo taken 12/08/2013
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