Showing posts with label budget. Show all posts
Showing posts with label budget. Show all posts

Sunday, March 4, 2018

China Says Its 'Moderate' Defense Spending Rises Are No Threat

China Says Its 'Moderate' Defense Spending Rises Are No Threat
China's "moderate" defense spending rises in the past few years have been to make up for past deficiencies and the country’s military will not threaten anyone, a senior diplomat said on Sunday ahead of the release of the defense budget.

Iraqi Parliament Adopts Year's Budget Amid Protests of Kurds

Iraqi Parliament
The Iraqi parliament adopted amendments to the country’s budget for 2018 despite protests of the Kurdish lawmakers, member of the Iraqi parliament’s finance committee Masud Haidar said.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

US plans large military support for Israel in FY 2019 budget request

US$3.3 billion in Foreign Military Financing to Israel
U.S. State Department announced to provide a considerate amount of US$3.3 billion in Foreign Military Financing to Israel in its Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget proposal.

Friday, February 9, 2018

US gov't to shut down at midnight

US gov't to shut down at midnight
The U.S. government is to shut down at midnight as Senate went into recess and missed a midnight deadline to pass a short-term funding bill.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Trump to ask for 716 bln USD for 2019 defense budget

Trump to ask for 716 bln USD for 2019 defense budget
US President Donald Trump is expected to ask for 716 billion US dollars for defense spending in the 2019 budget to be unveiled next month, local media reported Friday.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

US government shuts down after Senate votes to block budget bill

Senate votes to block budget bill
The US government has shut down after US Senators failed to reach a last-minute deal to fund its operations, divided in a bitter dispute over immigration and border security.

Monday, December 25, 2017

‘We’ll no longer let US generosity be taken advantage of’: Haley hails $285mn cut to UN budget

$285mn cut to UN budget
Cutting the “bloated” UN budget by $285 million next year is a “big step in right direction,” according to US envoy Nikki Haley. The news comes after reports from the UN that some critical aid programs were underfunded this year.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Brexit to Create Huge Hole in EU Budget

UK’s withdrawal from the European Union will blow an annual 10-billion-euro hole in the bloc’s finances, EU budget commissioner Guenther Oettinger warned Wednesday.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Germany Rejects Trump's Claim It Owes NATO, US 'Vast Sums' for Defense

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Sunday rejected US President Donald Trump's claim that Germany owes NATO and the United States "vast sums" of money for defense.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Italy's Renzi formally steps down, transition cabinet expected

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi formally resigned Wednesday evening but President Sergio Mattarella asked his cabinet stay in office for day-to-day administration before handing over to a transition government.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Italian PM Renzi to quit after budget passed

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi formally resigned Monday after a crushing referendum defeat that has sent shockwaves around Europe -- though his departure will be delayed by a final task, passing a budget.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Italian PM to veto EU budget in case of referendum victory

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Thursday his government will ask parliament to veto the next European Union(EU) budget unless the EU changes its stance on refugees, if he's still in office after the constitutional referendum on Dec. 4.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Japan's defense ministry eyes record budget for FY 2017, 5th annual rise under Abe

Japan's Ministry of Defense will submit to parliament on Wednesday a record-high budget request for the fiscal year 2017, marking the fifth annual increase since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe retook office in 2012.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Iraq inks deal for $2.7 billion US military loan

Iraq secured a deal Wednesday for a $2.7 billion US loan to finance the buying of ammunition and maintenance of tanks and fighters used in the fight against the Islamic State group.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Nouvelle supplique du secrétaire général de l'OTAN pour une hausse des dépenses de défense. (Directive sur les 2% "au moins" du PIB)

Le secrétaire général de l'Otan, Jens Stoltenberg, a une nouvelle fois réclamé jeudi plus d'efforts de la part des Etats membres qui n'atteignent pas la norme des deux pour cent du PIB consacrés aux dépenses de défense, tout en soulignant que la tendance à la baisse des budgets militaires avait cessé dans la plupart des pays.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Iraq wants global aid to cope with displacement crisis

Iraq on Wednesday urged the international community to help it meet the needs of millions of people who were displaced due to military operations in their cities and towns which have been captured by Islamic State (IS) militants.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

US plans to accept 10,000 Syria refugees in coming year

The US is making plans to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees in the coming budget year, the White House has said, a significant increase from the 1,500 migrants that have been cleared to resettle in the US since civil war broke out in the Middle Eastern country more than four years ago.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Refugee influx to cost Germany 10 bn euros (Report)

The cost of Germany taking in a record number of asylum seekers could hit 10 billion euros ($11 billion), four times what Berlin spend looking after refugees last year, a German newspaper said onr Sept. 5. 

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