BEIRUT — Jihadist fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq & Al-Sham seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces that were meant to supply Kurdish militias battling the extremist group in a border town, activists said Tuesday.
The cache of weapons included hand grenades, ammunition and rocket-propelled grenade launchers, according to a video uploaded by a media group loyal to ISIS.
The upfront market for the sale of commercial time ahead of the start of the new television season is over for the five big English-language broadcasters, with results that represent a nice bounce from last year's downbeat outcome.
Motive Television offers the free-to-air TV broadcasting industry a low-cost, working technology (Television Anytime) that enables it to exploit its content assets better and build extra revenues from pay services and advertising ahead of the global analogue switch off. Also, its Television Anywhere technology is attracting much interest. There are short-term demands on cash as the company builds out the business. Investors await news of more commercial deals, but success could bring substantial upside.
Door-to-Door May Drive Irish Towards Yes Vote in Referendum on Merkozy Pact.
In a hard-fought battle to convince Irish voters to back Europe’s unpopular fiscal discipline treaty, Ireland’s deputy finance minister has the task of convincing the leafy Dublin suburb of Templeogue.
Going door-to-door, Brian Hayes faces scepticism and occasional abuse. One constituent calls him “a waste of space”, another “just a yes man”.
My main focus on the Greek crisis is how it will impact the global economy, and especially the United States, but nobody covering this issue can avoid the morality lessons. First, Greece borrowed too much. That’s bad. Second, Greece cooked its books to conceal the magnitude of its deficit spending. That, too, is bad. Third, other European countries knew that Greece was doing this, but ignored it so as not to embarrass them or weaken the European Monetary Union. That may have been the worst error of them all.
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