The International Capital Market Association (ICMA), a group of banks and investors, released a new debt framework this morning aimed at reducing the ability of predatory funds and holdout investors to undermine debt restructuring. The plan was created after meetings convened by the US Treasury Department in the wake of Greece's debt restructuring and comes in the aftermath of the landmark debt case between Argentina and NML Capital.
ISIS, everyone knows by now, is the the single most damning threat to international peace. US airstrikes some now believe is keeping ISIS at bay in Iraq. However, any plan to really deal with ISIS will involve some kind of military action in not only Iraq, but also Syria. This essay considers some hypotheticals of such actions in Syria.
Powerful US gun lobby, National Rifle Association, took the opportunity to present on social media ways children can “have fun at the shooting range” following the horrific accidental killing of a shooting instructor by a 9-year-old girl in Arizona.
Charles Vacca - a 39-year-old shooting instructor at a combined fast-food restaurant and firing range called Bullets and Burgers in White Hills, Arizona - was fatally shot in the head on Monday when a young girl he was directing lost control of an Uzi in “fully-automatic” mode. The 9-year old was on vacation from New Jersey with her family.
On Wednesday afternoon, the gun lobby posted a link from its NRA Women account directing followers to an article titled “7 Ways Children Can Have Fun at the Shooting Range,” from the magazine Women’s Outdoor News.
The Huffington Post caught a screenshot of the tweet before @NRAWomen deleted it without explanation.
As plenary debates on House Joint Congressional Resolution No. 1, amending the economic provisions of the 1986 Constitution, began today, Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello challenged proponents of the resolution to admit that foreign ownership of land is among the main objectives of the proposal.