Headlines: 30th November 2015
‘The former Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and other top officials showered the Obama family with more than $1.3 million in gifts throughout 2014, according to the US State Department.
In its annual accounting report released this week, the State Department revealed that on January 14, 2014, the American president received a “gold and silver men’s wristwatch with leather band,” valued at $18,400.
The monarch gave Obama another “white gold men’s wristwatch with leather band,” in April with a price tag of $67,000.’
‘Germany plans to deploy 1,200 troops to support a naval frigate as well as reconnaissance and refueling aircraft, which it has pledged to send to the battle against Daesh terrorists in Syria.
The deployment was outlined by Germany’s Chief of Defense Volker Wieker in an interview published by the Bild am Sonntag newspaper on Sunday.
Wieker added that deployments are still pending parliamentary approval but a mandate is expected before the end of the year and that the deployment could “occur very rapidly after mandating.”’
‘The overwhelming majority of Spaniards are against their country’s military partnership in a US-led coalition that alleges to be bombing Takfiri Daesh terrorists in Syria, a poll shows.
The survey, published by El Mundo, Spain’s second-largest daily, on Sunday, revealed that 54 percent of the respondents opposed the move, which is being contemplated by the government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.
Thirty five percent of those polled approved of the measure, while the rest said they were undecided.’