News Headlines - 21 June 2013

Brazil’s president remains silent about massive protests while more violence flares - The Washington Post

More than a week of massive, violent protests across Brazil invited only stoic silence Friday from President Dilma Rousseff, even after she had called an emergency meeting with a top Cabinet member in response to the growing unrest.

GCHQ is a greater problem than American spies, claims intelligence whistleblower - Telegraph

GCHQ, Britain’s electronic eavesdropping agency, is tapping into vast numbers of emails and internet messages and is “worse” than US spy agencies, a former American intelligence worker has said.

Japan's Big Spending 'Abenomics' Sparks Interest From Ailing Europe

Not many politicians can claim to have had economic theories named after them, but the Japanese Prime Minister is now one. Shinzo Abe's program of big spending and loose fiscal policy has been dubbed 'Abenomics' - and with Japan recently showing economic growth, there have been calls for ailing European economies to adopt a similar strategy.

Head of British Eurosceptic Party Admits Setting Up Trust in Tax Haven : Reason.com

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has admitted he made "a mistake" by setting up a trust fund in an offshore tax haven. Mr Farage admitted that he paid a tax adviser to set up the Farage Family Educational Trust 1654 on the Isle of Man but insisted that he had not benefited personally from the arrangement.

Angela Merkel calls for return of looted German art from Russia - Telegraph

Angela Merkel has demanded the return of German art looted by Soviet troops at the end of the Second World War as her visit to Russia was overshadowed by a diplomatic spat.








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